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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 30
Views: 5146

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Mesa is hiring maintenance supervisors with Boeing experience. It's on their web site. That's a tipoff.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 30
Views: 5146

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

SierraPacific wrote:
On a related note, who ships through DHL in the US? I haven't seen a package delivered from them in years.


Anybody sending anything abroad or receiving anything from abroad, including freight. DHL has a huge business to and from CONUS. Asia, Latin America, Europe, etc.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjc, great post... including Fonzie and the shark. Awww...thanks! You guys humble me. In today's news: looks like N432AX, an AA aircraft (B763) that is going to Omni as a passenger bird and has been getting stuff done at MZJ, took a test flight today. So will be interesting to see what happens next...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 30
Views: 5146

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

There have been lots of rumors that Mesa was going to take over some 737 flying from Southern, which is a mess and apparently looking to jettison some business. Either the -400s currently flown for DHL, or the -800s now coming on board for Amazon.

The whole thing seems ridiculous, but who knows.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines 4th Fume Event in 4 Months
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Spirit Airlines 4th Fume Event in 4 Months

IIRC, Pall Corp has a filtration solution to address this problem with the A320 bleed air, which isn't confined to Spirit. I don't know if Spirit employs the solution or not. Pretty-sure Allegiant adopted it after its first experience with VOC's causing significant irritation. The technology in thes...

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by wjcandee
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38048

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

An767 wrote:
I think crash is a bit of overkill.


When the plane hits the water and sinks to the bottom due to a complete departure from the proper glide path, which was being presented to the crew,

It's a crash.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 17
Views: 5922

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

except there's a video

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 17
Views: 5922

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

ScottB -- good points. Interestingly, they reported that he was gone a couple of days ago, but he actually only left last night. Weird about opsec though: somebody got stills and video of him departing the Downtown Heliport and somehow knew who it was, and neither the inbound or outbound Jet Logisti...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 17
Views: 5922

Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

After a high-profile defendant was convicted in Federal Court in NYC this week, a story surfaced that he had already been moved to the Supermax, before his lawyers could get a court order to require him to be held here to assist his counsel with his appeal. Turns out, however, according to the NY Po...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6743

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

How about for when your Grandpa has back surgery and is prescribed Oxycontin for the pain. He's forgetful, so he takes 5 of them instead of 1, and goes into a CNS-depressed state on the plane from Miami to see you. Don't you want there to be something on the plane to help him?

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6743

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Say everything you want about how this stuff is going to be "wasted", or "expensive". Fact is, the total cost of the drug, which would be in the hundreds of thousands, absolutely pales in comparison to what it would cost to defend a lawsuit claiming that it was negligent of DL no...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another thing that I think I heard somewhere, FedEx Ground's contract with Amazon runs until 2021. I would not be surprised to see them leave after Express decided not to renew. It appears FedEx does not want Amazon's business and wants to help others compete with them. I respectfully disagree. It ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18090

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Gear is down. They didn't fly it by the numbers. It drifted left and inverted. I guess there's not much more to see here.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24452

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

zeke wrote:
Eikie wrote:
In the country he was checked, the limit is 0.2, making it almost 3x... (For both flying and driving)


I thought it was 0.2 mg/L of breath which is equivalent to a BAC of 0.040%


Well he was 270 micrograms per litre, which is about .054% BAC

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by wjcandee
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N354AA is basically almost done, saw it a few days ago being pushed back from the hangar into the engine run up bay, looks pretty sweet in that old AA livery and green side cargo door. Yes, congrats :thumbsup: :thumbsup: to engineers and the maintenance team who managed to solve all the problems th...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Reading on APC that Atlas' Amazon flying is melting down due to lack of crews. I can't see Bezos tolerating this much longer. "I'm not dead yet!" Might be a little premature to call it a meltdown; it actually looks like the Amazon flying hasn't been going quite that badly, but according t...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Consistent what Fify told us, N304CM is in fact now on its way to SNN and then to TLV, evening of 7/12/19. So, the current status of conversions is as follows: Recent conversion N367AZ (formerly N730WE) is still at ILN, where it has been since 6/18/19, after returning from paint. Conversion was fini...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7058

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

They sold more tickets? To me the word "sales" seems always ambivalent. You are actually correct. I read a comment that suggested that more seats were sold in the premium cabin, and more seats were sold in the nonrefundable fare buckets, reflecting the strength of the economy causing more...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7058

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

pretty good domestic numbers. I'm sure they are going to benefit greatly from MAX cuts in the next 2 quarters also. DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that drama...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Thanks MO11!! Now N304CM. Noticed it went to ILN on 6/28, but didn't focus on it as a possible purchase, given the huge volume of feedstock available to CAM from other sources. Due into TLV on Sunday 7/14 via tech stop in SNN. This is my last year with Bedek, seems to be a very busy one! :D Let us ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7058

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

pretty good domestic numbers. I'm sure they are going to benefit greatly from MAX cuts in the next 2 quarters also. DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that drama...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Thanks, 1337! So interesting!

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by wjcandee
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15175

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

DC10/MD11 and L1011 both have RATs.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CAM signed for CC-CZT yesterday (7/2). Thanks MO11!! Now N304CM. Noticed it went to ILN on 6/28, but didn't focus on it as a possible purchase, given the huge volume of feedstock available to CAM from other sources. Due into TLV on Sunday 7/14 via tech stop in SNN. Thanks, Yochai! Interesting that ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

SMF-ILN-BDL (768AX) BWI-ILN-BWI (744AX) CLT-ILN-CLT (740AX) BDL-ILN-SMF (774AX) ONT-ILN-ONT (752AX) ATI: RFD-ILN-PHX (791AX) DFW-ILN-DFW (761CX) TPA-ILN-SEA (311AZ in; 389AZ out) 389, new to Amazon but in the ATI fleet for a few months, had been at ILN since Tuesday. So it looks -- maybe -- like the...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Okay, so as of today, July 6, we are up to 8 flights to and from ILN -- and we haven't even added Atlas yet. The new stations are ONT and BWI, which get an outbound and inbound flight each on ABX. Recall that BDL out-and-back was added earlier this week to the original 5 routes. So, for now, the ILN...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6927

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

So a current employee tells you, you don’t believe it, but will take the word of an anonymous internet poster? Not sure what your point is—-there is no anonymous internet poster. Read my note again. Wow. What he is saying is that if you ask the question here and it is answered by a person on here, ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KBDL/KMIA
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And FWIW, 740AX, which had flown to BDL for Amazon, had an interesting path back to CVG yesterday..

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KBDL/KMIA

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by wjcandee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

MO11 wrote:
CAM signed for CC-CZT yesterday (7/2).


Thanks MO11!! Now N304CM. Noticed it went to ILN on 6/28, but didn't focus on it as a possible purchase, given the huge volume of feedstock available to CAM from other sources.

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by wjcandee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee thanks for the info. MSP had a afternoon Amazon flight from ONT. caught our spotters by surprise. It had been an early AM arrival. Not sure if its a delay or new time I'm guessing "delay". Sunday and Tuesday, it's departing at 9:22pm. Monday's flight departed at 6:10am on Tuesday...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Any idea yet which carrier will be flying the 737?? Southern is flying 3 of them now, and has 2 more coming on their cert that have been delivered and accepted. I think 5 was the number for the first year. Then ten more by 2021. There are weird rumours floating around about other carriers to fly th...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18090

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

I have a question for those with the expertise to answer it: Exactly how do-able is safe recovery from a failure of the critical engine at precisely the most critical instant of takeoff in a King Air 350 being properly operated, heavily (not over-) loaded, in benign weather? Should any fully qualif...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18090

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

NTSB said that they "were able to determine that the landing gear was down at the time of impact". There ya go. NTSB didn't give us the significance of that fact, but our King Air drivers know what that means if there was an engine failure. Can't rule out things like power setting, etc., o...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18090

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

It is interesting that other pilots characterized it as the engine sound indicating a reduced-thrust takeoff, though they didn't know whether that was intentional. 8 pax and bags plus a crew of 2 on an 1100-mile flight isn't a lightly-loaded B350i. 10 Texans plus the bags of ten Texans is going to p...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Yeah that ILN-SMF segment on ATI looks like an ATI flight protecting ABX (note the "4000"-series flight number), possibly due to the 4-hour-late ABX inbound (and maybe an a/c that needs to be looked at). Could be back to 3 and 3 tomorrow. The last two nights, contrary to the initial patter...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
And we add another ILN flight tonight (6/30/19): BDL-ILN-? (ABX 762).


So at least tonight the new route is BDL-ILN-BDL.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18090

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

This is going to be a cluster. It's a two-year-old aircraft, and FAA.gov shows the reg as "not assigned/reserved" in the database. It nevertheless took all of 30 seconds to find the entity that owns it and the principals thereof, which gives some insight to who was involved. This is going ...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

And we add another ILN flight tonight (6/30/19): BDL-ILN-? (ABX 762). And DFW-ILN-PHX seems to have switched from an ATI 762 to an ATI 763 the past two nights. And it looks like the typical aircraft routing for ANC will be TPA-ILN-SEA-ANC-PHX-TPA. ALSO, Southern added IAH-RFD-IAH in the past few day...

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by wjcandee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

And tonight...

TPA-ILN-SEA-ANC-PHX on 337AZ.

ANC begins!

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

At present, the ILN routes seem to be: DFW-ILN-PHX (ATI 762) RFD-ILN-DFW (ATI 762) SMF-ILN-CLT (ABX 762) CLT-ILN-SMF (ABX 762) TPA-ILN-SEA (ATN 763) The aircraft routes involve more stops than these, so they move about the system until they hit a station from which they depart to ILN and pass throug...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

And, once again, FWIW, I hadn't noticed the posts to which CoThG refers. When I went back and looked, couldn't find any such recent ones, although I only looked in the Cargo section, where ABX/Atlas discussion is most-concentrated.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Who is APC?? What's fun is to look at the FedEx and UPS boards, and watch folks who are paid at the top of the cargo heap bitch about things. There will be people in every workforce who never let themselves be happy. Very happy at UPS, we are just always having to fight to defend our contract, cons...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Crews are talking about a walkout on Prime Day over at APC. How would this affect Amazon's operation? I'm assuming that ATI will NOT participate as they are the only truly loyal to Amazon carrier. If true, this should cement in Amazon's mind that ATI is the only dependable carrier and worthy of bec...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Who is APC?? Airline Pilot Central forum. Very helpful hiring and work life information for pilots about airlines they might want to work at, except for the thousands of posts by unhappy pilots, mostly at ABX Air and, to a lesser extent, Atlas/Southern. What's fun is to look at the FedEx and UPS bo...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

ILNFlyer wrote:
DeltaRules wrote:
What's the latest on the start of ILN ops? Last I'd heard it was to happen this month.


Amazon Air ops start at ILN today 6/26 with the first arrival at 7:11pm EST.


Man, time flies! Looking forward to seeing the complexes, although I know they will be ramping up slowly.

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

MO11 wrote:
Amazon signed for N389AZ on Tuesday (6/25).


Thanks for the info! Formerly 930WE, formerly 382CM. In service at ATI for general purposes since 3/10/19. (Subbed for 399CM on the LAX-HNL route for Aloha while 399 was in HMV.) Done with Amazon paint since 6/20/19.

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N379AZ (recently-renumbered from N373AA) did two test flights at ILN today. Looks like she's getting ready for service. (She was already on the ATI certificate, having flown in the Grey AA-ish livery through April for UPS, which she started doing promptly after coming out of conversion.)

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

For those interested, the routing will be SEA-ANC-PHX. Any idea if it's Atlas or ATSG? I assumed that it would be Atlas because the ANC Airport announcement used a photo of N1427A, taken at ANC by an ANC employee, as part of its announcement. However, on further thought, 1427A was converted in TPE,...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Acey559 wrote:
For those interested, the routing will be SEA-ANC-PHX.


Thank you! Interesting.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nothing like local officials jumping the gun on the announcement. The service itself is a sensible and interesting play.

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