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by geardown
Sun May 19, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6192

Re: TN issues with the 789..

The problem is not about the stretcher but about all the electronic/electric devices that need to be plugged in and can overwhelm the electrical system. Tahiti sends the most critical patients to France because eventhough it has many hospitals, they might not have the specialists or equipments to tr...

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by geardown
Fri May 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80916

Re: Plane down near HAV

Edited for giving wrong info.

One website says the plane was going to Holguin (CU972).

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by geardown
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 3933

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

Don't forget that this is an election year and governor Ige needs to improve his image after the missile fiasco. The rental car facility is late, the Hawaiian Air hangar was late (and riddled with problems), the Mauka Concourse has yet to start so this "5 years from now and built in 5 years&quo...

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by geardown
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 3933

Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

You can read the article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/02/13/breaking-news/daniel-k-inouye-airport-to-get-new-1-1-billion-concourse/ I am confused. First they were going to build a new pier where the old interisland teminal is. But like all contructions projects in Hawaii, it is delayed or is ...

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by geardown
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 8430

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

Summer flights between HNL - NRT and LAX - OGG will use A330 per the PR link.

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by geardown
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Engine Fire at SEA
Replies: 22
Views: 8633

Re: HA Engine Fire at SEA

If I remember correctly, HA brings its A330 to PAE to put the new first class cabin.

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by geardown
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 46200

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Someone wants a BIG discount from Airbus.
Could HA go with Boeing? Sure but you have to factor the cost of training all the employees on a new type of airplane, buy new parts and whatever comes with maintaining a 787.

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by geardown
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA
Replies: 21
Views: 7921

Re: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA

SCQ83 wrote:
Don't forget GVA is just on the French border.

I assume many maintenance / support staff in GVA live in France...



Maybe it was Bomb Voyage who did it?

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by geardown
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to acquire two additional 717s
Replies: 36
Views: 8138

Re: HA to acquire two additional 717s

Pacific Business News said they are from Volotea.

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by geardown
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport In Samoa Getting Uppgradet And Enlarged
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

RE: Airport In Samoa Getting Uppgradet And Enlarged

And everyone thought Dubai-Auckland was the longest flight in the world.

That's the future weekly Dubai-Faleolo Emirates A380 flight.

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by geardown
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have Any US Airlines Served PPT?
Replies: 23
Views: 6592

RE: Have Any US Airlines Served PPT?

Continental also flew between HNL and PPT. I think it was with a DC10-10.

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by geardown
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Couple Of Questions About Alaska Airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 8248

RE: A Couple Of Questions About Alaska Airlines

So Alaska will have airplanes wearing:

the old livery

the new old livery (the interim)

the new new livery

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by geardown
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TN Orders 2 + 2 Leased 789s As A340 Replacements
Replies: 29
Views: 9743

TN Orders 2 + 2 Leased 789s As A340 Replacements

October 2018 for the 2 leased.

May and July 2019 for the 2 bought.

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by geardown
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Picks 787
Replies: 100
Views: 30808

Air Tahiti Nui Picks 787

According to La Depeche de Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui has picked the 787 (2 leased and 2 bought) to replace the A340.

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by geardown
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has A European Airline Served Hawaii?
Replies: 86
Views: 19314

RE: Has A European Airline Served Hawaii?

UTA (Union des Transports Aeriens) has served Honolulu from Tahiti

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by geardown
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321neo To American Samoa?
Replies: 50
Views: 15211

Hawaiian A321neo To American Samoa?

You can read the full article <a href="http://pidp.org/pireport/2013/September/09-09-10.htm" target="_blank">here</a> What I found interesting: "Hawaiian Airlines has maintained over the years that passenger loads do not justify a third weekly flight for off peak season and this sentiment was also s...

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by geardown
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian To Offer Ipad Mini's On All 767 Flights
Replies: 36
Views: 10214

RE: Hawaiian To Offer Ipad Mini's On All 767 Flights

N584HA and N585HA are stored at GYR. 584 left in April and 585 in August.

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by geardown
Thu May 09, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bora Bora To Get An International Airport
Replies: 52
Views: 15447

RE: Bora Bora To Get An International Airport

Like Mercure1 said, I don't think they are expanding the Bora Bora airport so it can accomodate A330/A350/B777 and the likes. I think they will expand the parking space and the runway so that the airport can accomodate more and bigger business jets. Those are the people that can afford those $$$ ove...

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by geardown
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?
Replies: 89
Views: 24504

RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Came to Papeete, Tahiti couple times for some round-the-world charter probably.

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by geardown
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 To HNL On Dec 9th
Replies: 42
Views: 20253

RE: A380 To HNL On Dec 9th

Howard Dicus said it's going to Hong Kong I think.

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by geardown
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Travel Channel Show 'Airport 24/7'
Replies: 64
Views: 16189

RE: New Travel Channel Show 'Airport 24/7'

Quoting mcogator (Reply 62):

Corsair?

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by geardown
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boxes Hanging From 787 Engine Pylons
Replies: 5
Views: 7015

RE: Boxes Hanging From 787 Engine Pylons

1. It was very windy and the weights were needed so the airplane is not blown away. 2. Because the airplane is put in storage, they did not assemble the engines and left them in the box. 3. That's where the mechanics store their tools for easy access. 4. Its a reminder for the mechanics in case they...

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by geardown
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teen Sailor Missing, Qantas To Search
Replies: 30
Views: 6488

RE: Teen Sailor Missing, Qantas To Search

I'm pretty sure it is a diverted flight. Or did Qantas donate the aircraft, crew, fuel, etc? Probably not.

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by geardown
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!
Replies: 27
Views: 5123

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

I just saw this article in Yahoo news: .

"Hawaiian Signs With Airbus, Rolls-Royce as Part of Long-Range Fleet Plan"

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by geardown
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

I understand that this is old news and that the aircraft is probably gone by now so I apologize for the late posting. There was a bare metal 747 on the North ramp on Friday afternoon. I couldn't see the registration so I don't the operator. Edit: after doing some research on the Flightaware website,...

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by geardown
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL New International Destination: Manila
Replies: 60
Views: 5833

HAL New International Destination: Manila

Taken from the Honolulu Advertiser website: "Hawaiian Airlines said it will begin nonstop service to the Philippines in March, in the first major international expansion since it emerged from bankruptcy protection in June 2005. The state's largest airline said it will make the 5,290-mile flight betw...

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by geardown
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Approach Into Honolulu
Replies: 20
Views: 4952

RE: New Approach Into Honolulu

I think this approach might be given if/when too many flights are arriving at the same time (inter-island+mainland) over the South shore and instead of asking the planes to slow down or to hold somewhere, ATC will route the mainland flights over the North shore? It must not be done too often (unless...

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by geardown
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMT7152, B753, RJNA-PHNL
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

AMT7152, B753, RJNA-PHNL

There is an American Trans Air flying from Nagoya to Honolulu today showing on FlightAware as AMT7152. It could be a military charter. My question is: is this the first time a B757 (and in this case a -300) flies between Japan and Hawaii? I thought range could be an issue but I guess not unless it i...

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by geardown
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ To Operate HA Aircraft On AKL-HNL-AKL
Replies: 16
Views: 6556

RE: NZ To Operate HA Aircraft On AKL-HNL-AKL

Someone in another thread said that the flight will be ferried to Auckland from American Samoa.

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by geardown
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

I saw 2 Atlas Air 747 parked on the North stand yesterday (06/08/07) afternoon.

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by geardown
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

Was Jetstar delayed yesterday (4/12)? I thought I saw the A330 at the end of the Ewa terminal yesterday when I went home around 6:00pm.

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by geardown
Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

I saw a L1011 parked at the North ramp yesterday (4/10). Must be from ATA on a military charter flight.

It looked like this one I think: PIC

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by geardown
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300 EM: What is "EM"
Replies: 36
Views: 9719

RE: 767-300 EM:

Since they are modified to be ETOPS compliant and have the new "777" interior, then shouldn't EM stands for Extreme Makeover?

[Edited 2007-03-30 01:30:37]

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by geardown
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

I saw a United <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> B744 taking off this afternoon. After checking the United website, the flight to Chicago (UA2) was upgraded to a 744 on Saturday and Sunday. Monday is back to the regular 777. (Edit): I just fo...

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by geardown
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

There was an ATA B757 on the North Ramp late this afternoon. It's the one with the palm on the tail.

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by geardown
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

I saw (and heard) this aircraft leaving this morning and couldn't figure out what it was as I haven't seen one before. After some research, I found out that it is a Grumman C-2A Greyhound like this one:

Photo

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by geardown
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

Mysterious aircraft (UFO?) seen over the south shore reported by KHON. <a href="http://www.khon2.com/news/local/5387746.html" target="_blank">Link here.</a> I've seen that contrail last weekend. It came from the south, made a left turn before reaching the shoreline, and went back south. I tried to s...

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by geardown
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body Found In DL Wheel Well
Replies: 55
Views: 19046

RE: Body Found In DL Wheel Well

One lucky guy who survived (and he was not from Africa):

Link

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by geardown
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

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by geardown
Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

From Google: "Three 737-300F will be arriving in Tianjin to undergo some more checks as well as flight tests and circuit training. Two non-EFIS aircraft are originally from Air China and are approximately 20 years old, the other one is an EFIS aircraft from Brazil with an age of approximately 15 yea...

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by geardown
Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

Living in Kakaako, I always see this when the traffic is not too busy but only at night. It doesn't happen all the time and I have only seen AQ and HA doing it.

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by geardown
Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

Jetstar is coming in 2 weeks. One flight from Sydney and one from Melbourne. Both arrive at 6:45 and leave at 8:15. Frequency: <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), US...

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by geardown
Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!
Replies: 150
Views: 17252

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol11!

As I was driving down Lagoon Drive, I saw the Qantas B707 take off from the reef runway and missed my photo opportunity. Ah well!

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by geardown
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16315

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

Here is a link to the website for that Qantas 707 ferry flight:

Click me

ETA in Honolulu is 12/12/06 at 1:35pm.
ETD from Honolulu is 12/14/06 at 8:00 am.
(Those times are tentative)

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by geardown
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16315

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

Taken from the Photography forum and posted by QANTAS077: "Planned route as follows: Southend - Dublin - Tenerife South - Bermuda - Orlando - Long Beach - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney. possible overfly Bermuda and continue to Orlando, depending on fuel and performance. leaving Southend on friday at 0830...

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by geardown
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16315

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

AirlinersGallery.com is reporting that VH-XBA B707-138B in Qantas old color will be starting its journey back to Australia soon. Itinerary should be England to Dublin to Montreal to Seattle to Honolulu and Australia. If the test flights are OK, she will leave on Monday. Let's wish her a safe journey...

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by geardown
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16315

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

According to Flight Aware, the Air Tahiti Nui bird is back in town. Arrived as THT706 around noon and should be leaving at 2:00 pm as THT 561. Maybe picking up the group that was dropped off last week?

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by geardown
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16315

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

I was driving down Lagoon Drive today and saw an Island Air Dash8 (N807WP) parked without its propellers in a lot close to Lagoon Drive and one of the perpendicular street (either Kaulele or Kapalulu Pl.). Also, I saw a Shorts 360 in a blue and green color scheme parked where the Transair are. I did...

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by geardown
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16315

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

A not so rare bird anymore: the Antonov 124 was parked at the South ramp Tuesday and Wednesday.

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