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by 747classic
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 273
Views: 52259

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

Interesting, this will be the first widebody freighter that will be totally "reversed engineered" , without any major input of the OEM (Boeing). For exact measurements and the produce a digital "point zero" data base, the lead aircraft has been send to SBD. The OEM (Boeing) will ...

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by 747classic
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 267
Views: 33219

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

16-46014, BACKY02, on delivery to KGSB today ? Or had it already been delivered previously ? https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae5bbf (adsb-x shows it as 15-46014) Arrival of 16-46014, KGSB, August 07th 2020 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeyDW10WAAArvDE?format=jpg&name=medium Original upload...

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by 747classic
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the RB211 finished on widebodies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Is the RB211 finished on widebodies?

The thread starter probably was pointing to the second generation RB211 engines, (RB-211-524G and -H series ) certified according FAA TCDS E30NE. These full fadec engines, developed from the first generation RB211's, are installed at the 747-400 series and the 767-300 series. The first generation RB...

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by 747classic
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where there any orders for the L-300/500 and MD-17?
Replies: 26
Views: 5394

Re: Where there any orders for the L-300/500 and MD-17?

The civil registered L-300, N4141A, C/N 6110, SYD, August 27th 1966 https://www.airhistory.net/photos/0000755.jpg Original uploaded by David Carter, see : https://www.airhistory.net/photo/755/N4141A After civil certification was completed, the L-300 was ordered by Slick Airways, but after the absorp...

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by 747classic
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 120
Views: 9299

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

What is exactly the main driver of the decission to phase out the KC-10's : - Political, high maintenance costs or the relative small number of aircraft ? Positive : - Proven, matured airlplane , with a clearly different role than the KC-135/KC-46A. - The KC-10 is structural one the best long range ...

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by 747classic
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Laser/LASIK eye surgery for commercial pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Laser/LASIK eye surgery for commercial pilots

I personally wouldn't take the risk (each surgery has a certain failure rate), if you can solve your issue(s) with glasses. See FAA requirements after eye corrective surgery : https://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilotsafetybrochures/media/LaserEye_II.pdf See EASA requirements after eye corrective surg...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the RB211 finished on widebodies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Is the RB211 finished on widebodies?

Most of the dedicated 744F's powered by RB211 engines are still active, Most were original purchased by Cathay and Cargolux. Cargolux has 10 RR RB-211 powered 744F aircraft operational. Silkway West Airlines has three RB211 powered 744F's operational. Sky Gates Cargo Airlines has two RB211 powered 7...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280287

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The fourth 777-9 test aircraft N779XZ at the fuel dock, KPAE, August 10th 2020. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfGiSCmUcAE1Hlk?format=jpg&name=large Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1292993055331475457 Aircraft data : L/N 1587 C/N 65800 B777-9 N...

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by 747classic
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 120
Views: 9299

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

Increasing the fuel load will be difficult, because the 767-400ER/ GEnx operational MTOW (450.000 lbs) cannot increased much higher and will be limited by the already high pavement loading due the two four wheel main landing gear struts (already with 777 wheels, tires and brakes) of the 767-400ER. T...

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by 747classic
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

The next 767-300F for Fedex, N187FE, has been pictured at the compass rose at August 07th 2020. See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of August 7 : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/08/paine-field-august-7.html Detailed picture : http://www.paineairport.com/kpae18566t.htm Aircraft data : L/N 1217 C/N 63118 ...

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by 747classic
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 267
Views: 33219

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Are Japan's KC-46s going to be replacements for, or additions to their existing KC-767 fleet? AFAIK they will be additions to the KC-767J fleet , based at JASDF Komaki base in Aichi Prefecture. A possible phase out date has not even been discussed. A total of six KC-46As are planned to be introduce...

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by 747classic
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15245

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

That makes no sense, the 787 and A350 both cruise around .85, basically the same as the 747 using the most modern turbofans available and of course so does the 747-8 The 747 is a lot faster than mach .85. It will easily cruise at up to mach .92. That most 747s cruise at the same speed as a 787 is b...

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by 747classic
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 11964

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

Both the DC10 and MD11 have relative low maintenance costs due wide spread fatigue. In fact both are structurally over-built airframes. This can also be seen at the maximum LOV cycles that are allowed for both Douglas designed airframes.(DC/MD-10 : 60.000 and MD11 : 40.000) During HMV both airframes...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

I see that, so normal is at 12 o clock with half flow at 10-30 or thereabouts ? Yes. It looks like those selectors do not actually turn the packs on and off though, the switches for that seem to be above that and slightly to the left, I can’t see too clearly but I do see an auto position ? When you...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

Interesting So that change meant you could operate one or more packs in this mode during cruise ? I assume that meant ‘half flow’ ? Indeed "half flow". PH-BUD, After modification with "half flow"pack vlv feature. In the middele of the F/E panel, you notice three grey vertical pa...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

In the JT9D powered 747 classics we did approx the same with very hot OAT's Starting engines #4 and # 3 with all pack vlv's closed. Closing of the RH isolation vlv. and selecting pack vlv #3 open, pack #3 operating on the bleeds of engines 3 and 4. Starting the remaining engines with pack #3 runnin...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2580

Re: The C141 Starlifter

The lengthening was done for a use case that didn't exist at design: transporting Minuteman missiles. That is the first I've heard of that. The original C-141A was designed from the outset to carry a complete LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its container. Maybe we are ...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 35
Views: 3668

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

To get back to the original post: The position of the bulk cargo door is different. You can spot it when you enlarge the pictures. Any reason MDC would have changed the location? Just a guess, but the wing-body fairing was extended at some point, going halfway over the door (you can actually see th...

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by 747classic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

N622UP returned to Paine Field (KPAE) from Portland (KPDX), via Moses Lake (KMWH) after paint, callsign BOE686, See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE686/history/20200803/2030Z/KPDX/KMWH And : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE686/history/20200803/2130Z/KMWH/KPAE N622UP, KPAE, August 03t...

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by 747classic
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 267
Views: 33219

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Trying to confirm the recent status and hex codes of these stored aircraft. 15-46007 AE574D 15-46008 AE574E 15-46010 AE5750 16-46012 AE5BBD 17-46024 AE5E05 I've been looking for them on flight tracking archives and have not seen anything. Have they ever actually flown ? Or have they been flying usi...

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by 747classic
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2580

Re: The C141 Starlifter

C-141 History : The Starlifter (C-141A) was the result of a USAF Specific Operational Requitrement (SOR182), issued in May 1960, for an aircraft capable of carrying a max payload of over 60.000 lbs over 3500 Nm. At March 13th 1962 the design of Lockheed was declared the winner. The basic lay-out was...

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by 747classic
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

In the JT9D powered 747 classics we did approx the same with very hot OAT's Starting engines #4 and # 3 with all pack vlv's closed. Closing of the RH isolation vlv. and selecting pack vlv #3 open, pack #3 operating on the bleeds of engines 3 and 4. Starting the remaining engines with pack #3 running...

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by 747classic
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 35
Views: 3668

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

The NWA DC-10-40 aircraft were powered by JT9D-20 engines with a max T/O thrust of 44500 lbs (dry ) and 47,500 lbs (wet) Later these engine were upgraded to a JT9D-20J configuration, with max T/O thrust of 48.050 lbs (water injection deleted) MTOW was certified at 565.000 lbs. The JAL DC10-40 aircra...

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by 747classic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 17473

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

However four identical 747-8F aircraft are not easy to purchase and will be no bargain (if available). -8F would not be a bargain, true. But would you need an F? If you are installing mission consoles, operator seats and equipment racks, then the I's with the seat tracks would be a better option. F...

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by 747classic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 17473

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Aside from the 748 which if available should be the first choice , the 777-200LR would be the best replacement IMO. Its been flying long enough to be considered reliable by the AF and it can satisfy any possible power and space requirements, plus its got endurance to spare and room for OEW growth t...

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by 747classic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Here is a link for a 2017 brochure of 747-8JA, N458BJ, with exterior and interior pictures : https://srammram.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/B747-8JA1.pdf It would be a relative cheap (structural), partically zero hour, spare part source, incl 4 spare engines, for the two AF1 planes ! Seen the excel...

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by 747classic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

AFAIK L/N 1446 is stored in a hangar at BSL and at regular times it seems to be moved (sometimes outside) for preserving the tires. Its stil in it's basic "green" configuration, without cabin outfitting and ownership indication changed a few times between a Saudi entity and the Bank of Uta...

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by 747classic
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Engine Options?
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: B752 Engine Options?

viewtopic.php?t=551949

See reply 43 for some interesting maintenance cost short haul /long haul and fuel burn figures..
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1049 produced

617 (59%) with RR

432 (41%) with PW


This topic has already been discussed in detail here : viewtopic.php?t=551949

See reply 43 for some interesting maintenance cost short haul /long haul and fuel burn figures..

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by 747classic
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: The 727 and starting an engine with a pack running

IIRC, they do share the same exhaust duct, although it is larger in diameter. I think they are mounded in a modified APU area in the tail where they are mounted one after another on the centerline. The VC-25A has two APU exhaust ducts, next to each other, located at the same position as the origina...

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by 747classic
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 267
Views: 33219

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

A first (slight) impression of the first non USAF KC-46A. 14-3611, JASDF, KPAE, July 29th 2020. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeIdtv_U4AAmV1R?format=jpg&name=large Orginal uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1288625152696020998 Aircraft data : L/N 1207 C/N...

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by 747classic
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

IMHO UPS is evaluating the situation and can wait some time to watch the latest developments in the cargo market and order in a later stage at least 3 more 747-8F aircraft, when needed. Seen the sharply increasing (structural) maintenance cost of 747-400 aircraft, passing the thresholds of 120.00 fl...

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by 747classic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27916

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

Concentrate your production and administration again on one site : Seattle -Everett - Headoffice back to Seattle from Chicago, the lines between the engineers and managers must be shortend again, with more engineers at the controls.. - reduction in aircraft parts flying over continental USA. - Seen...

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by 747classic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27916

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

Concentrate your production and administration again on one site : Seattle -Everett - Headoffice back to Seattle from Chicago, the lines between the engineers and managers must be shortend again, with more engineers at the controls.. - reduction in aircraft parts flying over continental USA. - Seen ...

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by 747classic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

N111FE, delivery flight towards Indianapolis with callsign FX9032 at July 28th 2020, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N111FE/history/20200728/1945Z/KPAE/KIND N111FE, KPAE, JULY 28th 2020 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeCfqDQU0AAou-Q?format=jpg&name=large Original uploaded by Jennifer Schu...

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by 747classic
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 174
Views: 42627

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

A7-BFW, the next 777F for Qatar Airways, was ferried back from Portland (KPDX) after paint, callsign BOE283, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE283/history/20200728/2045Z/KPDX/KPAE A7-BFW, KPAE, July 28th 2020 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeC3bb5VAAIGoHa?format=jpg&name=large Original u...

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by 747classic
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280287

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Any idea why the first Emirates B779 produced is -EZD and not -EZA? I am guessing the first three are currently being used as test frames and will get their EK registrations applied during refurbishment. The same is valid for the Lufthansa B779's The first assembled DLH 777-9 (L/N 1581) will become...

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by 747classic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50152462991/
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L/N 1495 ,Qatar Amiri Flight B747-8Z5(BBJ), A7-HHF was ferried from Basel (BSL) toward Shannon (SNN) at July 24th 2020 after VIP cabin outfitting for paint at the IAC facility.

See A7-HHF entering the IAC paint hangar : https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50152462991/

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by 747classic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280287

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

According my provisional 777X listing (far from complete and only partly confirmed) the following line numbers are/will be allocated for Emirates : L/N 1605 C/N 61935 B777-9 A6-EZD EMIRATES (WH006) - N779PV test registration. L/N 1611 C/N xxxxx B777-9 A6-EZT EMIRATES (WH007) L/N 1615 C/N xxxxx B777-...

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by 747classic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9762

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

63,900 hours. Not very much for 28 year old airplane which has been in contnous service for 24 years. For comparison KLM´s 744s have flown twice as many hours over the same period! Some details about the first four (Airbus owned ) years : First flight was at November 12th 1992 with registation F-WW...

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by 747classic
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Aircraft data : L/N 1560, 747-8F, RC686, UPS, serial number 65784, N622UP , roll-out date July 06th 2020, F/F July 20th, ferried to Portland for paint at July 24th 2020 is it the last one on the order list ? No, at his moment 16 UPS 747-8F aircraft are delivered out of a total of 28 ordered (14 +13...

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by 747classic
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 174
Views: 42627

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

so Volga going to take just 1 unit ? Volga Dnepr UK Ltd has 6 more 777F aircraft on order according the latest Boeing Order and Delivery listing (up to and incl. June 2020) The original order, placed at December 21th 2018, was for nine (9) aircraft. After the controverse about the delivery of three...

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by 747classic
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400ER Door Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: 767-400ER Door Locations

The 767-400ER has been stretched (21 ft, 6,4 m) by inserting two fuselage plugs compared to the 767-300ER The fwd plug (11 ft, 3,4 m) is installed between main entry doors 1 and 2, the aft plug (10 ft, 3 m) is installed between doors 3 and 4 So, measured from the nose, doors L3 and R3 are 11 ft more...

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by 747classic
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9762

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

These early built A330 aircraft require far more structural maintenance than the current built A330's. Also part of the avionic system is aging, if no major updates are performed during the operational life of the aircraft. See for more A330 background info : https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...

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by 747classic
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 33518

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

N622UP was ferried to Portland (KPDX) for paint at July 24th 2020 with callsign BOE686, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N622UP/history/20200724/1724Z/KPAE/KPDX N622UP arriving at Portland, July 24 th 2020. 6101281 https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/8/2/6101281.jpg?v=v48d7d820...

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by 747classic
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9762

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

I'm surprised at the low utilization. An A330 is certified for 180,000 hours and 60,000 cycles and over 24 years, this plane was just broken in. Lightsaber Yes, good catch. I am amazed by the 180.000-hour mark though. Wasn't the 747 certified for 100.000hours? No, 747 classics 135.00 hrs and 744/74...

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by 747classic
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9762

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

This was the first A330 prototype (MSN 12) which rolled out in October 1992 and had its first flight on November 2, 1992. Stupid question, how can the first A330 prototype be MSN12? Or is it the first A330-300? The A340 and A330 were built at the same assembly line. The first 11 aircraft were A340-...

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by 747classic
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 174
Views: 42627

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Interesting....does this mean that Boeing and Volga-Dnepr have kissed and made up over their recent on-off-on order spat ? Is l/n 1660 going to ABC as well or have Boeing sold that frame to China Cargo like 1657 ? Possible the V-D 748F order can be resurrected as well ? Both L/N 1657, N50281 (ex. V...

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by 747classic
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

The next Fedex 767-300F, N186FE, made her first (B1) flight with callsign BOE643 at July 23th 2020, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /KPAE/KPAE See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of July 23th : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/07/paine- ... ly-23.html Detailed picture of N186FE : http://ww...

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by 747classic
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 174
Views: 42627

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The first 777F for AirBridgeCargo at the Everett Flight Line. VQ-BAO, KPAE, July 23th 2020 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edpry3zUwAA--q9?format=jpg&name=medium Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1286459206652932096 Aircraft data (only one source,...

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by 747classic
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 17473

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Another issue overlooked by many fans of new all digital aircraft : Digital aircraft are far more susceptable to Electromagnatic Interference, than legacy aircraft with mechanical engine fuel controls and analogue aircraft systems. Example : The E4B's are powered by CF6-50E2 engines with cable contr...

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