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by Virginblue4
Thu May 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7041

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

TUGMASTER wrote:
Actually... I’ve just had a look at BE’s fleet on Jethros page, and they have 170’s and 190’s , totalling exactly 17...


Flybe only operate the E-175 and E-195, they do not have any E-190’s.

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by Virginblue4
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356802

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I really like the new livery. Looking forward to seeing it on the 777 and 787! Let’s just hope they paint the engines on the 787.

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by Virginblue4
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Italy Livery??
Replies: 14
Views: 3599

Re: New Air Italy Livery??

This is a Max 8. United only have the MAX 9 and 10 on order, so it can’t be United. It must be a new/special Air Italy livery.

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by Virginblue4
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX and Passenger stranded
Replies: 18
Views: 5667

Re: B737MAX and Passenger stranded

I've not seen details of the German ban, but the UK one quite specifically refers to passenger-carrying flights only. No UK-or Ireland based MAXs are away from a company base (Ireland has a ban too, and Norwegian uses them from DUB), and no MAX's are home-base in Germany at present. G-TUMF is curre...

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by Virginblue4
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93153

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I much prefer this new livery. I find their current livery is outdated and instantly makes the aircraft look old. I look forward to seeing real photos of the livery rather than just renderings.

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12469

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

Just google... “can dust particles from nuts cause an allergic reaction?” Then get back to me! I don’t need to back it up it’s a medical fact! Hence why a lot of airlines nowadays do not serve nuts onboard. Clearly you really didn’t bother to do ANY research on the matter No need to get personal. A...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12469

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

Yes you can have a reaction to the dust participles, it is exacerbated on an aircraft because the air is recirculated, if it wasn’t an issue airlines like Southwest and many other airlines around the world (southwest are the ones that publicized it the most) have stopped service nuts onboard for th...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12469

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

From my, albeit, limited research, is it even possible to have an allergic reaction without ingesting the nuts? I’ve seen lots of comments on twitter etc stating that she could have had an allergic reaction from airborne peanut ‘dust’, but I don’t believe this is even possible? The same with just t...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12469

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

From my, albeit, limited research, is it even possible to have an allergic reaction without ingesting the nuts? I’ve seen lots of comments on twitter etc stating that she could have had an allergic reaction from airborne peanut ‘dust’, but I don’t believe this is even possible? The same with just to...

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by Virginblue4
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing corporate liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 4384

Re: New Boeing corporate liveries?

PEK777 wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
Weren't they always all blue besides the 748 (which was orange)?


There is a 737-8 in orange on the front page. Please pay attention. Thank you.


Maybe you should take your own advice.

The image on the front page is a 737-300 in a rip off of the Boeing house livery.

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6207

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

No more news regarding this? Looks as if Vueling was scared now of the whole market just put on sale by LaudaMotion/Ryanair. Maybe they are just waiting for some announcement to be made, so that they can really beat the others. IAG has such a little presence on the leisure markets Canaries/Europe, ...

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by Virginblue4
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Europe and Vueling Austria - why?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Eurowings Europe and Vueling Austria - why?

Hi everyone, So with the sudden increase in Austrian registered airlines, I have a couple of questions. I understand why EasyJet Europe was set up - in response to Brexit allowing them to still operate flights from and between EU countries. However, why does Eurowings have Eurowings Europe (Austrian...

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by Virginblue4
Fri May 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34838

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I really hope that this is the new livery because it’s beautiful! But are we sure? The logo doesn’t match their new logo on their website etc... it looks like the old logo to me.

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by Virginblue4
Wed May 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629978

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Looks great! Can’t wait to fly on her in July!

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by Virginblue4
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Gatwick Spotting
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Gatwick Spotting

Hi everyone, I'm thinking of going to Gatwick to do some spotting and have a couple of questions for others who know the area well. When spotting at the 08R end, I understand there is a field you can spot from (I've been there before) but just want to confirm how you are actually meant to get to it....

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by Virginblue4
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 131881

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The first A339 for WOW is now out of paint

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by Virginblue4
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629978

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does anyone know when we can expect to see the first IB A350 out of paint?

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by Virginblue4
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4825

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

If the ID has the middle name, so does the booking. Not controversial at all. Funny thing is that’s not a customs requirement it’s likely a silly policy of WOW. FYI, it's a silly policy of all EU airlines, and something the European Commision has been quite aggressive on halting this practice. It i...

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by Virginblue4
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71534

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

https://youtu.be/tV5wYLPXOYc
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Here's my video of the QF10 departing LHR, I hope I am allowed to post it! Sorry for the shakiness.

https://youtu.be/tV5wYLPXOYc

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by Virginblue4
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71534

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I've just got back from Heathrow. I filmed QF10 depart and will upload to YouTube in the next couple of hours and post the link, assuming I'm allowed?

It was great seeing VH-ZND in person, great livery!

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by Virginblue4
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71534

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I was thinking of heading down to Heathrow tomorrow to film the departure, however looking at the winds it looks like there’s a good chance of departure from 09R, so not the best for filming. Anyone else heading to watch the departure? Also, taking into account the 1 hour time change, is it schedule...

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by Virginblue4
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?

All booked for the inaugural! I was quite surprised to see on the seat map it went right back to to row 51!

Now let’s hope there is no equipment change!

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by Virginblue4
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?

Thanks for the replies. I’d be most worried about being stuck in MAD and having to either pay for a hotel or a same day flight, both of which will be expensive! I’m thinking it may be worth booking a backup flight home just in case, I can get an easyJet flight back to Gatwick for departure at 21:50 ...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?

Hi everyone, I’m thinking about taking the inaugural IB A350 flight on the 20th July MAD-LHR. It’s only a thought at the moment, nothing is set in stone. I wouldn’t be able to make it any more than a day trip due to work commitments. I’m also looking to make the trip as cheap as possible. I’ve found...

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by Virginblue4
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using Germania aircraft.
Replies: 13
Views: 2848

Re: BA using Germania aircraft.

On a semi-related note - I was on the DLR going past LCY last Tuesday evening, and I saw an E-jet (not sure if it was an E170 or E190 as I was too far away and it was dark) that was all-white with BA titles but no Chatham Dockyard tail, and I think also no blue. Any clue what it was? G-LCYY ex PP-P...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 30311

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Read up the thread. I posted a couple of times that the normal livery will be applied in KEF according to local sources, it just got lost in the noise. ;) The aircraft was officially delivered to Icelandair yesterday. Based on the banner hanging in the background, that is indeed the final livery. T...

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by Virginblue4
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight time difference from NYC to KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Flight time difference from NYC to KEF

On 2 February Icelandair took over 6 hours to fly JFK-KEF with a B767 while Delta was 4 hours and 45 minutes with a 757. Is ETOPS really the explanation? Icelandair's 767s are ETOPS, no? Jet stream is not a reason given we're talking about flights operating on the same day. Using the flightradar24 ...

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by Virginblue4
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211557

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I’ve seen on Twitter that D-AISP (A321) will be the first short haul aircraft to wear the new livery.

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by Virginblue4
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 76649

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

I have to say, I’m thoroughly enjoying reading this thread. Of course it’s very sad, but interesting to see where they are ending up.

eamondzhang wrote:
SJL wrote:
797-10s

Nickpick: no such aircraft in existence :stirthepot:



Nitpick: it is nitpick, not nickpick. :stirthepot: :lol:

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by Virginblue4
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 15558

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

What's with the half black engine?

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by Virginblue4
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 206410

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... 60x600.jpg
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This is the image used by Boeing when UPS placed their order. So it looks like the logo will be on the nose.

http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... 60x600.jpg

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by Virginblue4
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton
Replies: 27
Views: 4646

Re: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton

Only operating on a Saturday is useless therefore what I described in my earlier post regarding connections to Southampton Airport by rail from Portsmouth is the normal way of getting there. I fully agree with you, it was more aimed at the comment about there being no possibility of a direct train ...

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by Virginblue4
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton
Replies: 27
Views: 4646

Re: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton

Traveling on the Portsmouth to Southampton line would need a change at St Denys Station to change to a London bound (slow) train of Southampton Central Station for a fast train heading north to Southampton Airport (Parkway) Station. Traveling from Portsmouth to Eastleigh Station you would need to c...

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by Virginblue4
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft type printed on livery
Replies: 28
Views: 5210

Re: Aircraft type printed on livery

Strangely, BA's 777W's have 'Boeing 777' on them, but from what I can see, their other aircraft do not.

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by Virginblue4
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tripod for video?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Tripod for video?

Sorry for probably sounding very stupid, I've never used a tripod for video before. This one seems to have very good reviews and isn't a bad price. However, I wouldn't be able to operate both levers (pan and tilt) and zoom at the same time would I? Ravelli AVTP Professional 75 mm Video Camera Tripod...

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by Virginblue4
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1531035

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 60 (ex-SriLankan Airlines) emerged from paint. The real livery is hidden behind the grey coat. Hi Karel, Are you sure ? What is the cost of a coating applied over a finished C/S ? And what would it cost to restore the underlying C/S ? Do you have precise informations, no quote requested i'll tr...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 254519

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Boeing are currently live streaming the delivery of Norwegians first two 737 Max 8 aircraft on Facebook.

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by Virginblue4
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 18862

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

This actually happened to me as well but only it was on a B747 flying towards LHR. Either it was the poor workmanship that Boeing is so (in)famous for or the after-effect of the "special" cookies I had in my carry-on. I had just one cookie, so It must be something to do with Boeing. Expla...

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by Virginblue4
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Schiphol spotting

Thanks for both of the replies! I was hoping to get down to the Polderbaan, do you think I'll have any issues getting an Uber back? I don't want to get stuck there and miss my flight!! May take a look at taxiway Q, looks like a pretty good place, thank you. I'm very excited! :D Taking an Uber is not...

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by Virginblue4
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Schiphol spotting

Hi everyone, I've been wanting to fly on a Fokker 70 for a long time and since KLM are soon retiring them, I've booked myself on a flight this Saturday (24th June) from SOU-AMS so I can experience one. I'll be at AMS for most of the day before returning to LGW in the evening. I was planning to take ...

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by Virginblue4
Sat May 27, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow spotting
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: Heathrow spotting

Cains Lane is now have double yellow lines, problems arose with builders lorries and other stuff parked there a lot. All due to a new hotel going up. The yellow lines run from Hatton road to the A30 non house side. As for other parking not too sure,as I go to Heathrow via public transport. Hope thi...

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by Virginblue4
Fri May 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow spotting
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: Heathrow spotting

Thanks for the info!

Can I ask, why have things changed? Would there be problems parking in Cains Lane?

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by Virginblue4
Fri May 26, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow spotting
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Heathrow spotting

Hi everyone, I'm looking to go to Heathrow either this weekend or next and have a couple of questions. When landing on 27L, there is myrtle avenue which is great. In regard to parking, where is best? It looks like Cains Lane may be a good option, although I imagine it gets busy! Are there any good s...

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by Virginblue4
Tue May 23, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tripod for video?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Tripod for video?

I don't have a particular model to recommend, but I would recommend getting one with a fluid head and adjustable drag on the panning mechanism. Smooth pans are hard to do unless you have a good tripod head with enough drag. Ideally you want to have to push on your panning arm hard enough so that yo...

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by Virginblue4
Mon May 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tripod for video?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Tripod for video?

I'm looking to purchase a tripod for a 4K camera I will soon be purchasing. Primary use will be for filming aircraft landing and taking off.

Are there any good recommendations for tripods? Ideally less than £200.

Thank you.

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by Virginblue4
Tue May 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 13305

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Congratulations to Boeing! I look forward to seeing these in the skies for many years to come.

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by Virginblue4
Sun May 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 110
Views: 36548

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

That particular picture is not from the FAL in Mobile. All of the aircraft jigs in Mobile are painted white. They were traveling to either Hamburg or Toulouse. And I have no idea what airline that is for. Thank you for the info. I didn't think it was the Mobile line. As far as I'm aware, they are o...

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by Virginblue4
Thu May 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?

the question is why paint TUI.com on the side of all the aircraft from the entire group when the website automatically takes you to TUI Deutschland... That's just the thing, it doesn't. It takes you to the website of your country of origin. I'm in the Netherlands and it takes me to the Dutch websit...

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