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by RobK
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28548

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

It will have fizzled out to a light breeze long before it gets anywhere near Nova Scotia.

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by RobK
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to view notifications ?
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: How to view notifications ?

I should perhaps add that the 'see all' link at the bottom of the notification window just takes me to my 'manage notifications' page in my profile where it shows me all the threads which have new replies. But for reasons I don't understand, none of the links can be clicked. :confused:

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by RobK
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to view notifications ?
Replies: 1
Views: 340

How to view notifications ?

The bell icon at the top only shows the 5 most recent replies. How can I see my other notifications? I have not found any other way apart from going to my profile, clicking 'overview' and clicking 'manage subscriptions' then clicking on the links to see other new posts. What am I missing ?

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by RobK
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 34
Views: 5445

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

https://m.weibo.cn/5120831098/4411067281646750 Per its SinaWeibo feed just now this evening Aug 30, COMAC has announced that each of CN3 has today signed agreement to buy 35 ARJ21s from the Chinese jet maker, representing a big order of 105 for the regional jet. This is absolutely and definitely a ...

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by RobK
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 34
Views: 5445

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

https://m.weibo.cn/5120831098/4411067281646750 Per its SinaWeibo feed just now this evening Aug 30, COMAC has announced that each of CN3 has today signed agreement to buy 35 ARJ21s from the Chinese jet maker, representing a big order of 105 for the regional jet. This is absolutely and definitely a ...

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Thanks. In that case we should tread carefully then. As you no doubt know, Boeing has a facility at Kelly Field so it could have been there for any number of reasons. I will make enquiries at some point to see if I can find out what the plans for it are.

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 272
Views: 49573

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

I count 18 unless I need to go back to school ! :crazy:

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 272
Views: 49573

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Nice! That makes 5 fly-aways thus far this month. I expect that 46046/ & 7 will transfer to the BDS Program in the coming days and fly down to BFI for pre-delivery checks now that a couple of stalls have been freed up. Looks like 46041 should be the next one to fly-away.

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

LN1435 has been tasked to the USAF VC-25B program Chris, do you have an reputable/official source for this please? I may have missed the announcement by the USAF and/or Boeing but all I've seen are amateur blog posts posting speculation which has then been reposted everywhere as fact. I'm happy to ...

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Can you please provide a source, I would be interested in following. Thanks Tyke blog site is one - Click . Thanks! After following the AC flights a few days back where they flew about 6 segments in one day, I have been trying to track MAX flights. Some of them, like the AC flights seem very odd, I...

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

L/N 1555, N617UP performed a customer (C1) flight to Moses Lake at August 28th with callsign BOE682. See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE682/history/20190828/1830Z/KPAE/KMWH https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDFvKR_UEAAOUxQ.jpg Original uploaded by Jennifer Schuld at twitter, see : https://twitt...

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by RobK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on Earth is this Falcon doing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: What on Earth is this Falcon doing?

No idea but it's operated by the University of Notre Dame if that helps you. The frame is N100ND. https://flightaware.com/photos/aircraft/N100ND

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by RobK
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This looks like another test flight, looks similar in profile to some of the others in the past few days. Just from looking at the FR24 data, is there any way to determine if they are "flying at the edge of the envelope" anywhere? Again, I am speculating that these flights are test flight...

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by RobK
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This looks like another test flight, looks similar in profile to some of the others in the past few days. Just from looking at the FR24 data, is there any way to determine if they are "flying at the edge of the envelope" anywhere? Again, I am speculating that these flights are test flight...

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by RobK
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder
Replies: 40
Views: 8505

Re: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder

Judgjng from the future production schedule, it's Malindo Air that they need them for. There's a significant number of them coming. However, it's Lion Group, so there's a high chance they change their mind again at the last hour and they end up with Lion Air or Thai Lion instead. I think some relati...

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by RobK
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It looks like Boeing has begun the process of ferrying flights from Renton and storing them at Grant County International https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY_4OyjDd1I "Begun the process"? Wake up at the back please. They've been ferrying them out there for storage since the middle of June....

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by RobK
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11883

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

No banner on 911 (ZE171), it's a white tail. The poduction status differs depending on which system you look at. On the master spreadsheet ZE170-4 are sitll showing GECAS > HAINAN AIRLINES HOLDING CO LTD. On the other system which shows the individual airframe specs, ZE170 has now changed to BOEING...

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by RobK
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11883

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

I wonder about that. Surely HKA won’t take this frame, I guess Boeing and GECAS have agreed this frame can be used by Boeing for marketing/publicity purposes for a while, but eventually GECAS will have to find a customer for it. Too bad this fantastic livery will not last that long... GECAS has ano...

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by RobK
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11883

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

"Dreams Take Flight" sounds like a Disneyland parade name or fireworks show name. Who is and are the customers and future users of this particular aircraft? As mentioned before, it's a "white tail". I have to believe that GECAS was released of obligations to take this frame, sin...

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by RobK
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135589

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The firing order on the 787 blog has been updated to LN1030 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit#gid=9 He is guessing at those registrations. They are not populated on Boeing's own master spreadsheet! As we've seen from yesterday's TK 787 flight, ...

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by RobK
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W 77W @ MCI 08/14/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: 9W 77W @ MCI 08/14/2019

Ex VT-JEQ now OE-IIJ.

BOM-SNN on 20 July
SNN-MCI on 14 August.

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by RobK
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Harvestman wrote:
Does anyone happen to know why N712CK - a plain white aircraft apart from the Kalitta logo - has suddenly grown a JAL logo next to the cabin door? Appears to be a pretty recent addition.


Joint venture with JAL on a new car parts service ORD-NRT vv via ANC, flights CKS582/3.

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by RobK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 272
Views: 49573

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

That link is unreliable and much of it is guesswork. 46009 was the production test 'mule' and the first to hand over to the USAF, ie. leave Seattle. 46007-46016 are all in a state of rework from the USAF moving the goal posts. 46017-46021 were mostly done until the last moving of goal posts. 46017 a...

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by RobK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135589

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

From the occasional pics posted on the Dutch Scramble forum, the 787 was stored inside a hangar without any work being done on it.

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by RobK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135589

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It was never for Somon Air according to Boeing data. It's nothing more than pure coincidence that Somon Air were looking for a 787 around the time of P4-BDLs first appearance at PDX and Global Jet happen to register their heavy metal on the Aruba register (Somon Air also use the Aruba register on oc...

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by RobK
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 897
Views: 209278

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Randy"s Journal in 2007 showed three 787s in assembly. Two of which had red painted ruddeers that were due to go to northwest, prior to being taken over by Delta. I stand corrected. It's so long ago now I'd completely forgotten about those and they were only very short-lived if I recall before...

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by RobK
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 897
Views: 209278

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Certainly there were many pictures of the 787 line with ex-northwest 787s with red tails on the assembly line.

All before the furst flights.


There were no ex-northwest 787s with red tails. The red tails were all Air India with some Hainan.

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by RobK
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 272
Views: 49573

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

JayinKitsap wrote:
None delivered in July.


Yes there were. 46045 officially delivered to the tanker program on July 5 and 46037 flew away as noted by 747classic in his post above.

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by RobK
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135589

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Yes it's hard to keep up with the name changes and order tally. I've still no idea what's going on with ILFC and AerCap. They were ILFC then they changed to AerCap and were listed as sich and now they're ILFC again, yet the company no longer exists in that form. I've given up trying to make sense of...

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by RobK
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135589

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Avolon will also be a new customer for this year, but as a leasing company they won't be a new operator of course. The next new operator after Hong Kong Airlines will be Vistara, but that will already be 2020. Avolon aren't a new customer. They've had loads since 2017. The Hong Kong might not be ha...

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by RobK
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135589

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Avolon will also be a new customer for this year, but as a leasing company they won't be a new operator of course. The next new operator after Hong Kong Airlines will be Vistara, but that will already be 2020. Avolon aren't a new customer. They've had loads since 2017. The Hong Kong might not be ha...

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by RobK
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Chance of Boeing cooperating with any program to create a 747-8 converted freighter when it is still taking orders for new-build 747-8 freighters: zero. There are two unwanted 747-8 passenger frames. If it were economic to convert either one to airline use for one of the three existing airline cust...

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by RobK
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The next for UPS at the fuel dock, KPAE, 29th July 2019 Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2019/07/paine-field-july-29.html Aircraft data : L/N 1555, 747-8F, RC682, UPS, serial number 64263, test registration N6009F, N617UP, scheduled delivery August 2019 Note : Matt in...

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by RobK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 42788

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Jet Aviation must be desperate to see the back of that one as they've been shuffling it around their compound from one end to the other for over 6 years now! I wonder what the interior is like. It was only at San Bernadino for 3 months and then flew over to Kelly Field when 2 weeks later Al Saud die...

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by RobK
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114355

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

MEA-707 wrote:
No BBJ. For GECAS, most likely a not taken up Jet Airways aircraft.


It's not a GECAS frame.

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by RobK
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yeah ... no. Nice try though. Boeing has a LONG way to go in terms of restoring the public's confidence in the 737-8/9/whatever they're going to call it. Do you work for Boeing? The dismissive tone in your post is exactly how Boeing's leadership comes across. Boeing won't have to do anything at all...

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by RobK
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So many drama queens in this thread predcting all manner of doom and gloom about the model never flying again and airlines going bankrupt because people will refuse to fly on it. Seriously, listen to yourselves. You're spouting hysterical nonsense. The FAA will rubber stamp it to fly again in a few...

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by RobK
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6482

Re: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename

So it appears that Boeing is removing the "737 MAX" from the noses of the painted 737-8 200 MAX at Renton. A friend sent me a picture of 7534 EI-HAV with no "737 MAX" on the nose. I'll try and grab a picture tomorrow when I visit Renton. You already posted about this last week a...

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by RobK
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3791
Views: 498183

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So many drama queens in this thread predcting all manner of doom and gloom about the model never flying again and airlines going bankrupt because people will refuse to fly on it. Seriously, listen to yourselves. You're spouting hysterical nonsense. The FAA will rubber stamp it to fly again in a few ...

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by RobK
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114355

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

If only the internet had some local photographers.

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by RobK
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114355

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Man, the job of clearing the backlog of undelivered frames is going to be massive. Read some estimates of taking all of 2020 to clear the ramps. I think they may well be right. Not a chance it takes that long. They will gone much more quickly than they came in. Well maybe, maybe not. It depends on ...

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by RobK
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19227

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

I get the distinct feeling that greendot and blueglacier are one and the same person.

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by RobK
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19865

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

@WoodysAeroimag https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1152596479111864320 Just for your info, as the order book currently stands, the replacement frame will not be the last NG built (ignoring the P-8s). There are still 2x UNID B738 NG to come. Assuming Boeing has indexed them correctly they wil...

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by RobK
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6482

Re: Boeing website updated to match Ryanair's Boeing 737MAX200 rename.

737-8-200 was the marketing name for the aircraft from the very beginning. I think the original press release for the Ryanair order from years ago had 737-8-200 on the aircraft. I know for a fact I’ve seen it around for awhile. Boeing no longer uses the -200 name themselves and simply refers to it ...

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by RobK
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19865

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assign...

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by RobK
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19865

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

OP, nit-picking, but LN 7542 would be a 737-800, and not a 737-8K2; Boeing dropped the Customer Code a few years ago. By the way, K2 is Transavia, not KLM. For some reason, all the 7/8/900’s delivered to KLM are K2’s, and not 06’s..... Anybody know why...? I believe it's due to certification; all o...

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by RobK
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19865

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assigned.

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by RobK
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Any new info on MyAviation.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 15329

Re: Any new info on MyAviation.net?

I'm going to have a £10 bet with Paul that myaviation.net does not return this year, at least not as we remember it will all the pics it had when it was last up.

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