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by Ronaldo747
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 7712

Re: TWA 747 Operations

I saw several TWA 747s alongside with PanAm 747s from the T1 observation deck in FRA, around 1983. My very first memories of the Queen and it's still present.

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 32
Views: 7020

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

And this be will adding costs, so below the line with the current oil prices there will be probably no cost advantage with the 777 over the A340 anymore.

Wonder if they even don't think about EDTO ahead of the purchase of the 777 ...

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60464

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

yochai wrote:
Going to be based in SBD for about 2 months according to my friend who works on this conversion program at IAI, it will preform several test flights there before returning to TLV around October/November to start the conversion process.


Thank you for the info, Yochai!

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60464

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

https://www.flightradar24.com/N557CC/2522e3d8

EDIT: will not rule out this might be a FR24 glitch, because this is weird.
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N557CC on a flight to SBD, just at FL280 all the way, what is going on? Conversation postponed?

https://www.flightradar24.com/N557CC/2522e3d8

EDIT: will not rule out this might be a FR24 glitch, because this is weird.

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17295

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

The death of "Speedbird 1/2" again ... I see G-EUNA meeting the scrapper, with the engines being saved. The BCS1/3 has basically killed any demand for the A318, and the BCS1 is already certified into LCY, with LX using the BCS1 on ZRH-LCY. It also bears worth noting that the BCS1 has more...

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17295

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

The death of "Speedbird 1/2" again ...

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29154

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Well from now on there is a big gap between the Antonovs and the 777F, later potential 777XF. What's next?

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 867
Views: 110762

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAM ... /KVCV/MMMX


What's the story behind it? Back operating for the Mexican Governrnent or is it sold?
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Mexican Air Force 787-8 XC-MEX filed VCV-MEX 9AM - 2:18PM as FAM3523 tomorrow (July 22).

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAM ... /KVCV/MMMX


What's the story behind it? Back operating for the Mexican Governrnent or is it sold?

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 9246

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

LHA320 wrote:
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Thanks a lot!

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 9246

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

Question about Aerologic ops Most of the last Aerologic 777 deliveries are in full DHL cs. Is there a dedicated ops/dedicated routes for them or are they also flying the regular schedule, including weekend ops for LH cargo from FRA? BTW also got info that one of the CEO Joe Moser still on bord flyin...

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21337

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Heartbroken. Other than BA so far, Qantas has the balls to make a send-off. Sad that they went with the whale jet and not with the 748.

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to take maximum of 80 new aircraft thru 2023
Replies: 9
Views: 3376

Re: LH to take maximum of 80 new aircraft thru 2023

Then LH made a pledge to buy European aircraft. So A359 will be coming. I would guess out of 27 models, maybe up to 20 will get delivered before 2023. According of https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa they will only take one A359 in 2020 and the rest at 2023 onwards. So it looks lik...

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59267

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The issue is that even the 777-8XF is only a tradeoff and not an 100% adequate successor of the 747(-8F). You will have a big gap between the 777XF and the Antonovs. It's a dilemma. Yes, most customers would live without the nose-gear capability. But not all. If big 747 customers like Atlas, Kalitta...

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59267

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=CMQY7IGK
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It's look like that the decision has been made. The last 747 will be rolled out of the factory in about two years. The end of the 747 is there. ;-(

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=CMQY7IGK

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 88195

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/Tim_the_Pilot/statu ... 80416?s=20
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According to a BA 747 skipper, BA suspending all training activities for the 747 from today on, so they could be the next carrier to retire the remaining 747 fleet.

source: https://twitter.com/Tim_the_Pilot/statu ... 80416?s=20

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by Ronaldo747
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6136

Re: Delta fleet 1999

Boeing757100 wrote:
I obviously know that the 727s were replaced by 737-800s/757-200s/MD's, the old 732/733s were replaced by 737-700/737-800/MD's


The 737-700s arrived much later into the DL fleet, from July 2008 onwards for field performance routes, complements the 757 on some hot&high routes.

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 88195

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Lufthansa will retire two 744s ... the oldest one at the moment D-ABVO and the youngest and last delivered 744 to Lufthansa D-ABTL. Can anyone confirm if D-ABTL would be slated for maintenance? Weird thing: D-ABVO was in PEK for maintenance since January and will fly direct into retirement without r...

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by Ronaldo747
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59267

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

- A tail swing 778F would add even more some weight reducing the payload further and add maintenance costs and downtimes. Not viable. - No word on the 787F. Why? With the orders for pax frames already winding down (probably for years to come), Boeing could going forward with the 787F. IIRC a possibl...

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 49061

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Despite this (first of x) restructuring plan, if you read/hear at various German media, there is a general agreement that all the A380 probably not fly for LH anymore. It's will be interesting what will happen to the 777X order. The delay in flight test and EIS is a good thing for Lufthansa, but wil...

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 49061

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotte ... /contacts/


What a pity! :-(
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CarbonFibre wrote:
LH NEOs starting to get the silly bandit mask now.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotte ... /contacts/


What a pity! :-(

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194123

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

FSDan wrote:
The 738s they're retiring are ~20 years old as well. Delivered between 1999 and 2001.


Are they still good for converting into freighters? Or too much hours/cycles for that?

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 8003

Re: New Boeing Freighters

I would think the 787F (-8 or -9) would be much faster certified than a re-engined 764F. I remember that the wiring and system placement of the 787 is already prepared for a freighter use, even as conversation. Downside of the 787F is the wingspan, but a 764F would also adding wingspan, too (compare...

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by Ronaldo747
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337785

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

As per Lufthansa Group Fleet, Lufthansa Mainline parked a couple of A320ceo (D-AIP* series), A321ceo (most of D-AIR* and D-AIS* series and a couple of youngest D-AID* aircraft), most of the A343 fleet, 5xA346 even 5xA359 at MUC 8xA388 2xB744 1xB748 all in FRA and MUC, the A320 in SXF. A couple of th...

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by Ronaldo747
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337785

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airp ... j/arrivals

Nothing yet on MHV,VCV,GYR or Teruel as we speak.
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Delta ferry flights tomorrow into Marana Air Pinal MZJ

2x B77L
1x B764
3x B763
5x A333
1xA332

Source: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airp ... j/arrivals

Nothing yet on MHV,VCV,GYR or Teruel as we speak.

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by Ronaldo747
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3206
Views: 555561

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

So glad UA has a.net experts to fact check their planning. What were they thinking! You have no idea if that’s correct or not. Don’t spew things that aren’t necessarily true. Take it easy guys! The A321XLR order changes things a bit. It may be a handful of routes to UK/Ireland, yes (I don't believe...

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by Ronaldo747
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3206
Views: 555561

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

Regardless of this premium heavy config it will be not enough for a reasonable, secured year-round transatlantic range.

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183398

Re: Lufthansa is considering to ground entire A380 fleet

Just like post-9/11, the older big birds are the easiest to send off to pasture. No mention of 747-8....interesting. When looking at the various reviews of A380 vs 748i they all say the A380 wins when you can fill it. Well, that's the issue right now, they can't fill it. It has ~40% more seats to f...

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by Ronaldo747
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 434
Views: 150633

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 416 (GAF#1) maiden test flight #AIB01FF (unpainted)


Are the GAF ones ordered with additional fuel tanks?

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4654

Re: CFM Leap engine option for A220

No future models from both Boeing or Airbus will have two engine options. And in my eyes this is a wrong way to go. Yes more engine options adds tremendous costs. But it helps to get the best out of the certain aircraft. It helps to sell more aircraft. Each engine has its advantages and disadvantag...

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28914

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

flyingphil wrote:
So what will happen to the 737MAX ordered?
Looks like three were delivered out of an order of twenty, but seems they were ‘sub leased’ via Qatar Airlines.
So is Qatar stuck with them? Or is a leasing company involved?


United may take some or all of the whitetails.

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by Ronaldo747
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

No it's still around north of Moses Lake.

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

No flight today, Aircraft will taxi back soon. No drama not to fly, that's life.

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

One hour (01:30 Seattle time) until window for first fly attempt closes for today.

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28889

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

The best comeback thing for Boeing would be a complete change of management and leadership, hands over them to engineers again. returning back the HQ to Washington state again and kick all the bean counters of the Wall Street out of the company. The new leadership have to put in a new general orient...

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT vs Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 6
Views: 2799

Re: LOT vs Lufthansa Livery

However, in this forum most of us know the relationship is shoddy between LO and LH and between their respective countries. So what is this really about? And what kind of actual compensation does LO expect? Of course this is a political thing. Probably next is Olympic Air of Greece, now a subsidiar...

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by Ronaldo747
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?
Replies: 23
Views: 4533

Re: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?

The A220-300 is too big for KLC, and E195-2 and A220-100 parallel ops makes no sense for them. Imho the A220 is a mainline aircraft by now, not for regional branches.

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256798

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

FluidFlow wrote:
The 777F is already by far the best platform and does not need investment for now so Boeing can just pump them out.


Even the 777F needs an update towards 2025, 2030 at the latest. The GE90 will be old technology by then.

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19076

Re: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 35 777X

Really, some guys should take a breath here. Certainly EK is not impressed and the cancellation is the best instrument to build up pressure on Boeing. We all know Boeing does not make a good performance (737 Max, 787 Quality issues, 777-X cargo door etc. pp.) and they need hard pressure now. As we k...

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
Replies: 91
Views: 19798

Re: Oscar Munoz stepping down

Deepest admiration to him, Oscar is an inspiration to all fellow heart cases and chronic patients. Glad that he will be still around as Executive chairman.

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by Ronaldo747
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Theoretical Line-up -- If Boeing Started From Scratch. Your Ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: Theoretical Line-up -- If Boeing Started From Scratch. Your Ideas?

The 737 replacement should be a full composite airplane with the smallest model on par or slightly above the proposed A220-500 and at the end of the lineup on par or slightly larger than a hypothetical A322. And this at least with two engine options Based on the NMA idea as a two aisle airplane, the...

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6865

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

SQ32 wrote:
I see 787-10 good candidate in replacement for 757s in medium trunks such as SFO-NYC, LAX-NYC.


But for transcons it is too much airplane. It's the same thing why the 787-8 is not an ideal 763 replacement. The entire 787 line is developed as (ultra-)longhaul aircraft. The 757/(early)767 not.

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 15041

Re: Norwegian LH in ARN and CPH just to Thailand after OCT19?

Wonder if they just dump (most of) their 787s soon OR something is going on and they will be taken over by one of the big players in Europe soon? LH Group?

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by Ronaldo747
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing with 1 engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3218

Re: Taxiing with 1 engine

Vueling in BCN did it as well at my flight three years ago, quite short taxi to 25L but long queue for departure though.

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by Ronaldo747
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373485

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The 777-9 will replace the 744 at LH as well. They even adopt the ex LH 744 combi regs D-ABT* series, through 744 D-ABTK and D-ABTL are still active and both are still quite young as well.

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95803

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Not a A380 fan, but it does not matter, especially the first photo makes me very sad.

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24217

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

Well … it's sad but it seems unavoidable. Still hopes for some freighter orders. but the few 748i's will likely be considered candidates for parting-out and scrapping when their next heavy checks come due. As a premium heavy configured aircraft the 748i still has a role with LH and other than the A3...

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by Ronaldo747
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 8004

Re: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems

boeingbus wrote:
Also, Boeing touted how the 787 can perform engine swaps during the 787 design phase. This is predominantly for lessors? Did that feature make its way to production?


IIRC even before flight test it became clear that the engine swap is not possible as originally advertised.

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65292

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

The 763 looks quite fresh and modern with the new colors, like it!

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by Ronaldo747
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Norwegian in Germany

The last two or three years Norwegian already cut back their capacity in Germany, e.g. in HAM. And with Its shape it's highly doubtful that they will build it up again (at least in the medium term).

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by Ronaldo747
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22869

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

After my query over Twitter, an answer (not DM) Hallo […], wir haben das auf über 80 Flügen getestet und die Probanden (reguläre Kunden) haben sich unter verschiedenen Optionen mehrheitlich für diese Variante entschieden. Die kalte Mahlzeit besteht ja aus einem hochwertigen Sandwich, das bei unseren...

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