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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: 48
Views: 9786

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: 550
Views: 123684

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: 1226

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: 145
Views: 36145

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: 255
Views: 43673

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: 550
Views: 123684

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: 550
Views: 123684

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: 636
Views: 164949

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: 636
Views: 164949

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: 255
Views: 43673

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: 550
Views: 123684

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: 550
Views: 123684

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: 550
Views: 123684

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: 145
Views: 36145

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: 145
Views: 36145

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: 145
Views: 36145

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: 371
Views: 104517

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: 2426
Views: 318427

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: 2426
Views: 318427

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: 6308

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: 2426
Views: 318427

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: 371
Views: 104517

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: 371
Views: 104517

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: 19021

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: 93
Views: 19517

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: 6308

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: 93
Views: 19517

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: 93
Views: 19517

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: 93
Views: 19517

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: 34
Views: 14160

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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by RobK
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 27
Views: 3393

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

The mega threads need to stay as people are unable to control themselves and stick to discussing the topic as per the thread title. Several offshoots of the Max grounding mega thread have been started over the past 4 months with the author arguing that it's about some sub-topic so deserves its own t...

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by RobK
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Thanks for the info V/F. Ref the KLM, an interesting development has caught my attention. It's original msn has now been changed on internal documents to one starting with a 9 ! I've never seen this happen before with an msn but I do know that Boeing uses line numbers starting with a 9 for static an...

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by RobK
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

They have a bad habit of putting the date it flew away as the delivery date so pretty much half of their data is wrong as most of the leasing companies deliver (officially, as per Boeing's order spreadsheet)) the day before they fly-away.

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by RobK
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Yes, the Dutch BBJ had not delivered as of the end of May. I believe it has been officially delivered earlier this month as it was registered to Koninkrijk der Nederlanden on or just prior to 16 June according to my sources. The order book in a few weeks time will tell us. It's still being worked on...

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by RobK
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Still unknown to me who the remaining 2x UNID B738s are for on Boeing's order books. Not showing in the current firing order here. I wonder if these will mysteriously be "cancelled" and disappear from the order books in the coming months? Just seeing a long list of Max frames now intersper...

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by RobK
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How will Boeing handle the likely 300-400 new-build MAX deliveries, plus the 380 grounded ones back in the air? That in itself will be a major challenge and could take a year, once the solution is finalised and certified. I think it could quite easily take longer than a year. The upcoming productio...

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by RobK
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is there a list of produced frames that are waiting for deliveries to restart? Just wondering how many Boeing have in temporary storage and where According to a post on this site posted earlier today there are now 165 frames. 130 in long-term storage between San Antonio, Moses Lake, Paine Field and...

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by RobK
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123684

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Please can anyone provide the delivery flight number for Avianca 787-9 N797AV on 31/05/19. Was the flight number N797AV It's listed here as flying with reg as callsign under 31 May entry. Departed PAE 8.44 am local time and arrived AUH next day at 10.44 am local time. The registration is blocked on...

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by RobK
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns

It's nothing to do with MCAS or the "safety" of the Max. They have already postponed their delivery twice before MCAS even happened as I've seen the changes in the firing order. Much the same as Garuda cancelling their order for "safety reasons" when the reality is they just had ...

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by RobK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Alaska's first 737-9, N913AK is likely to roll out next week if they keep to sequence. :)

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by RobK
Sun May 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 31180

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

Fake news. It was already delivered way back on 4 December last year.

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by RobK
Fri May 24, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 31180

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

No. A long way out.

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by RobK
Wed May 22, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 31180

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

The A346 is ancient.

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by RobK
Wed May 22, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Given the previous E-7 AEW&C orders were recorded as 737-700W, it seems likely that this isn’t part of the UK order for 5 E-7s announced on the 22nd of March, but time will tell. Agreed, it does not make sense to book BDS orders as BBJs. That is a very surprising and unexpected development if t...

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by RobK
Wed May 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 31180

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

The mystery 777LR order is for Azerbaijan, so probably a Head of State replacement for the 767 4K-AI01.

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by RobK
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164949

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The first production frame for Emirates is in sub assembly right now. (Disregard if already posted up thread, I've not been following this one too closely).

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by RobK
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12863

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

So much duff info in this thread I don't even know where to begin. The codes (officially called the Firing Order Configuration code) are still very much in use internally for the 737 NGs and 767s contrary to what country registers show. There is only 1 737 NG which is sans code and that is the Dutch...

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by RobK
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

There were 12 deliveries in March, including 2 P-8s: [*]United Kingdom P-8 - 1x 737-800A/P-8[/list] V/F You sure that is not US Navy P-8? The first P-8 for UK is still months away. Boeing’s delivery information is the source for it. I suspect it means it has been delivered to the UK P-8 programme, ...

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by RobK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16171

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

There were 3 orders in March: ⋅ Unidentified Customer - 3x BBJ That is a very surprising and unexpected development if these are NGs as the name suggests! 3 in a single order suggests to me it may be a C-40B/C top up perhaps? They won't be C-40As or wedge tails as those are listed as 700C...

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by RobK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14214

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Sorry, could you please explain or clarify your thoughts? There are no regular flights between Venezuela and Russia. Russian airline Nordwind did one or more flights between SVO and CCS in either March or Feb, at the time gold was rumored being taken out of Venezuela for safekeeping (or paying back...

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