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by Auchmithie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 123152

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

mercure1 Is there a link confirming 33 going to Palma. If you have a look at the BA Source, you can scroll down to the Aircraft info bit to see the list of Aircraft positioned for storage. eg the A320 fleet - http://thebasource.com/aircraft/a320/ Or probably easier use http://thebasource.com/mainte...

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by Auchmithie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Do we know if QF has removed the Y seats to increase cargo volume by carrying freight in the cabin? If they have, it would explain why the A333 is preferred as it has a much bigger Y cabin compared with the 789. The seats remain. The aircraft regularly switch between Domestic passenger and Internat...

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by Auchmithie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 767 into LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 6174

Re: TUI 767 into LHR

http://thebasource.com/thomson-airways- ... h-airways/
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b77walex wrote:
TUI have done 1 or 2 flights from LHR for BA the other year when BA Staff went on strike if I remember correctly the aircraft used then was B738 G-FDZT


You are correct. http://thebasource.com/thomson-airways- ... h-airways/

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by Auchmithie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BA A35K LHR-MEL Pilot Training
Replies: 38
Views: 10932

Re: Rumour: BA A35K LHR-MEL Pilot Training

With the B77W fleet to be reconfigured from 14F/56J/44W/183Y to 8F/76J/40W/130M they may well become too premium heavy/economy light for LHR-SIN-SYD and the A35K configuration of 56J/56W/219Y may be more suitable. Perhaps MEL charts are being loaded as an alternate to SYD.

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by Auchmithie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18266

Re: BA retires first 777

So it's a double first. The first 777 they decide to retire (aside from damaged frames) that happens to be the first they received. "It has flown for 20,663 cycles. In this time it has flown for an amazing 100,311 hours." That's an average of 4h51 per flight. That sounds abnormally short,...

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by Auchmithie
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24935

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

The issue won't be with Ryanair. The issue will be if large corporations' travel policies dicate that they don't want their people on MAX aircraft on full service carrriers.

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by Auchmithie
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas flies JFK-SYD & LHR-SYD nonstop, no mention of SYD-LHR ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: Qantas flies JFK-SYD & LHR-SYD nonstop, no mention of SYD-LHR ?

As they are using brand new aircraft on delivery to Australia to conduct these experiments Australia has to be the destination and not the origin.

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by Auchmithie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 7971

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

With regards to triple daily B744's. Malaysian Airlines have flown KUL to LHR upto twice daily for several years with extra seasonal flights added including a Kuala Lumpur-Langkawi-London Heathrow route during the nineties. Malaysian Airlines used the B742/B744/B777 and prior to that it was a daily...

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by Auchmithie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA9154 diversion into OAK (Sept 8)
Replies: 20
Views: 5481

Re: BA9154 diversion into OAK just now

http://thebasource.com
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There were three of these flights positioning aircraft for short term storage:
BA9154 A380 G-XLEG SFO-OAK
BA9152 A380 G-XLED BOS-IAD
BA9150 B77E G-VIIE EWR-IAD

http://thebasource.com

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by Auchmithie
Fri May 31, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to use 77W to LGW this summer.
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: QR to use 77W to LGW this summer.

Seatmap shows 42J version without QSuites

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by Auchmithie
Mon May 20, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which routes do BA have their 77W on?
Replies: 28
Views: 6037

Re: Which routes do BA have their 77W on!?

http://thebasource.com/aircraft/b777-300er/
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All routes flown in the past 30 days can be seen under B777-300ER routes here: http://thebasource.com/aircraft/b777-300er/

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by Auchmithie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8814

Re: British Airways B77W

http://thebasource.com/aircraft/b777-300er/
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Routes flown in the past 30 days can be viewed at

http://thebasource.com/aircraft/b777-300er/

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by Auchmithie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 143141

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Skyliner-aviation.de and TheBaSource stating G-BYGE positions to Shannon for paint into BOAC retro scheme. https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=3 http://thebasource.com/british-airways-b747-400-g-byge-positions-to-dublin-maintenance/ I’ve been waiting for BA retros for years...

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by Auchmithie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 100322

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

-EBL looks to be scheduled for a BNE-BNE test flight today DEC 05 QF6003 Update... DEC 06 -EBL positioned BNE-SYD then return to service QF922 SYD-CNS. Waiting for confirmation re cabin refit/wifi install. Confirmed 28J/243Y. IFE/Wifi situation not confirmed. http://theqantassource.com/qantas-a330-...

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by Auchmithie
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 31740

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

The a35k is on it's first ultra long haul flight from Doha to Miami. The aircraft is at fl360 as it starts crossing the Atlantic- a good 4000-6000 ft above 777's on similar route lengths from the middle east. This is a one-off to position the aircraft for a charter for Bayern Munich FC. The aircraf...

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by Auchmithie
Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR emergency landing in GYD
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: QR emergency landing in GYD

The aircraft was underway again after 75 minutes so this would appear to have been a medical rather than a technical diversion.

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by Auchmithie
Thu May 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3931

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

Services flown by the MH A380 fleet in the past 30 days: Flight No From Via To MH8003 Jeddah Kuala Lumpur MH8009 Jeddah Kuala Lumpur MH8013 Jeddah Kuala Lumpur MH8002 Kuala Lumpur Jeddah MH8008 Kuala Lumpur Jeddah MH8012 Kuala Lumpur Jeddah MH2 Kuala Lumpur London Heathrow MH8200 Kuala Lumpur Medina...

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by Auchmithie
Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 50288

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

cougar15 wrote:
Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!


BA have multiple LHR-EDI services daily.

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by Auchmithie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks
Replies: 28
Views: 13797

Re: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks

uta999 wrote:
Also, why has all tracking info been removed on BASource Jet tracker?


I don't think there's anything to read into that. I would imagine if the aircraft hasn't flown in the past 30 days then the database has nothing to pick up so won't list the aircraft.

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by Auchmithie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 15363

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

. What many don’t see is the short term and seemingly pointless last minute equipment changes, e.g. MAN flights on the 777, Having checked on both http://theeksource.com/routetracker.html and fr24 no EK B777 has operated into Manchester this year and all flights are accounted for on all 3 rotations...

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by Auchmithie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7621

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

In the past 30 days: London Heathrow Amsterdam London Heathrow Athens London Heathrow Edinburgh London Heathrow Frankfurt London Heathrow Glasgow London Heathrow Larnaca London Heathrow Madrid London Heathrow Munich London Heathrow Nice London Heathrow Paris CDG London Heathrow Rome Fiumicino London...

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by Auchmithie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW Ops
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Norwegian LGW Ops

Last week ten Norwegian (UK and Longhaul) B787s operated services from LGW: G-CJGI, G-CKMU, G-CKNY, G-CKNZ, G-CKOF, G-CKOG, G-CKWA, G-CKWB, G-CKWC and LN-LNK. UK registered G-CJUL, G-CKHL and G-CKKL did not touch LGW last week with G-CJUL mostly out of service at Oslo, G-CKHL operating from BCN &...

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by Auchmithie
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's least-dense 744s
Replies: 26
Views: 5485

Re: BA's least-dense 744s

http://thebasource.com/boeing747-400.html says: London Heathrow Accra London Heathrow Boston London Heathrow Chicago O'Hare London Heathrow Dallas-Fort Worth London Heathrow Delhi London Heathrow Denver London Heathrow Dubai London Heathrow Johannesburg London Heathrow Kuwait London Heathrow Lagos L...

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by Auchmithie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61460

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

moa999 wrote:
They closed VA source some time ago.

Costs, lack of sponsorship, lack of use (ad revenue)


And you would know the reasons how?

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by Auchmithie
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: EK 77W Full Lie Flat Question

EK221/EK222 has operated with lie flats in J on all days in the past month. The lie flat configurations are 8F/42J/306Y (old First) and 6F/42J/306Y (new First). 08/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EPW B777-300ER 8F/42J/306Y 09/01/2018 EK221 Dubai Dallas-Fort Worth A6-EQE B777-300ER 8F/42J/30...

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by Auchmithie
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8878

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

UA2555 is a positioning flight.

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by Auchmithie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Langkawi, Malaysia to see long haul ops
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Langkawi, Malaysia to see long haul ops

They might be the first longhaul from Langkawi but MH used to operate a twice weekly LHR-LGK-KUL B747-400 service (along with a twice weekly LHR-PEN-KUL service). This would have been somewhere around 2000-2002.

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by Auchmithie
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 9075

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

To complete the BA632/BA633 rotation actually involved five aircraft since A321 G-EUXM positioned to Athens to operate the return BA633 as the B777 crew which eventually completed the outbound BA632 on G-VIIM didn't have sufficient hours to work back to LHR following the earlier G-VIIH technical ret...

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by Auchmithie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9976 MCO-PHL‽
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: VS9976 MCO-PHL‽

Charter. Probably MCO-PHL-ARN.

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by Auchmithie
Tue May 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: G-YMMT and G-VIIA - Sockets or USB in Y?
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: G-YMMT and G-VIIA - Sockets or USB in Y?

No and No.

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by Auchmithie
Sun May 07, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is NZ 992 doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: What is NZ 992 doing?

http://www.thenzsource.com/air-new-zeal ... al-return/
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http://www.thenzsource.com/air-new-zeal ... al-return/

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by Auchmithie
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What year did BA say goodbye to the B737 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2506

Re: What year did BA say goodbye to the B737 ?

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... withdrawn/
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http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... withdrawn/

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by Auchmithie
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the CS100 at LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3681

Re: BA and the CS100 at LCY

As the LCY-JFK service appears to be hanging by a thread highly doubtful.

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by Auchmithie
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 6279

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

http://thebasource.com/flighttracker.html to see the last month's worth of operations including configuration. With regard to the 744 fleet 14F/86J/30W/145Y = refurbished seats and new IFE 14F/52J/36W/235Y = non refurbished seats and old IFE.
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You can plug a flight no into here http://thebasource.com/flighttracker.html to see the last month's worth of operations including configuration. With regard to the 744 fleet 14F/86J/30W/145Y = refurbished seats and new IFE 14F/52J/36W/235Y = non refurbished seats and old IFE.

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by Auchmithie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48681

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

MileHFL400 wrote:
So is there a conclusion on ghis whole debate? Is emirates putting aircraft in to long term storage or not?!


There are no Emirates aircraft in long term storage with the exceptions of B777-300s A6-EMN and A6-EMX at Dubai World Central which may well have been withdrawn from service.

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by Auchmithie
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48681

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

The 777-200ER fleet have all departed the UAE as follows: EMG - Ferried to Jakarta 04/07/16 EMH - Ferried to Jakarta 28/06/16 EMI - Ferried to Teruel 25/08/16 EMJ - Ferried to Terual 20/12/16 EMK - Ferried to Lourdes 16/01/17 EML - Ferried to Teruel 16/02/17 The 777-300 fleet positions as of today (...

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by Auchmithie
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48681

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

As a pax out of DWC yesterday I counted a number of EK 777 airframes "parked", As you counted the number care to share what that number was? The only EK 777s I believe are at DWC are 777-300s A6-EMN and A6-EMX which have been stored since 21st Feb and 3rd March respectively. These may wel...

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by Auchmithie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 13944

Re: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route

dtw2hyd wrote:
. EK248D was delayed less than 4hr.


EK248D departed Rio de Janeiro 27 hours 27 minutes late.

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by Auchmithie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 13944

Re: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route

As per emirates.com flight status page for EK238 25th February:
"Flight is cancelled due to operational reasons. All passengers are now rebooked on EK240/26Feb"

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by Auchmithie
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most "Pimped" Narrowbody?
Replies: 23
Views: 4944

Re: Most "Pimped" Narrowbody?

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Qatar_ ... 319_V2.php


These aircraft have both be reconfigured to 8J/102Y within the last couple of weeks.
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fessor wrote:


These aircraft have both be reconfigured to 8J/102Y within the last couple of weeks.

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by Auchmithie
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS switching to 1-1-1 configuration for Upper Class on A333.
Replies: 11
Views: 4451

Re: VS switching to 1-1-1 configuration for Upper Class on A333.

TC957 wrote:
I've not flown on the VS A333 in UC but have on the 346 lots of times and the aircraft have the same fuselage width, and the 346 has 1-2-1 in UC.
So what's the difference ?


The 346 has 1-1-1.

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by Auchmithie
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vrigin A340-642 @Manila?
Replies: 12
Views: 3224

Re: Vrigin A340-642 @Manila?

G-VBUG was returning to the UK following Maintenance at Manila. It has been replaced at Manila by sister G-VWIN this weekend.

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by Auchmithie
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8444

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

The BA layout across the cabin is exactly the same as the Etihad layout on their A380 and B787-9. The differerence is that the Etihad seats have additional space between the seats so that window & middle seat passengers have direct aisle access - which is precisely what BA are proposing for thei...

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by Auchmithie
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15981

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

crownvic wrote:
IIRC correctly, BA's first 744 service flew LHR-PHL-PIT. Can somebody confirm that or am I mistaken?


Correct Sir. G-BNLC on 28 July 1989.

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by Auchmithie
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37807

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

Of course the numbers match! Of itself they prove very little - anyone dropping 777 bits off would take care to ensure matching numbers, which could easily be replicated. Spyhunter you are the best! What you seem to be saying is that Chinese intelligence infiltrated Boeing and/or Malaysia Airlines ...

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by Auchmithie
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37807

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

Per AvHerald On Jul 18th 2016 the ATSB reported that Malaysia's DCA and ATSB are examining a piece of large debris found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania. The debris is likely to be part of a wing flap. The part has arrived in Canberra for thorough examination related to the search for MH-3...

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by Auchmithie
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27930

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

gardermoen wrote:
Back in the golden hey day, QF even had a weekly TYO-ADL service. Even DRW was served too, it was a weekly TYO-DRW-SYD service, which I am certain switched to TYO-DRW-PER.


I flew NRT-DRW in late 1997 and the flight did continue to Perth. There were about 20 of us on a 763.

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by Auchmithie
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71039

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

A High Court judge has ruled that my CCRC reference was on 'legitimate' grounds, quote, unquote. If the CCRC refer your case(s) to the Court of Appeal then by all means come back to us. In the meantime it should be pointed out that until 29th July 2016 the CCRC had completed 20,126 applications of ...

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