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by vorellanaj
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?
Replies: 36
Views: 6339

Re: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?

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American will avoid to install new flight deck in whole 767 fleet retiring them before it would be mandatory

https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Product ... ystem.aspx

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7429

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Any twin-engined widebody jet.

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 3015

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

747-8 As much as I like the 747 it's a final squeeze of the orange. A lot of effort for a few more drops. . 747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 3015

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Boeing 747SP was also an unsuccessful commercial project. Most airlines at the time are not interested to trade less capacity for more range. Instead, Boeing increased MTOW on B747-200 and engines manufacturers made more powerful engines.

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?

KE, LH and BA all operate regularly scheduled pax 747 operations here to N. America along with others. (B744s and B748s) What about this one? Technically a passenger jetliner. 5570755 We are talking about civilian operators. VC-25A are only based in Boeing 747 fuselage, and the "flying White H...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 20681

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

There are many 747-400s being parked. United had some young (manufactured around 1999) Jumbos seeing the scrapman at Tupelo. With pure cargo birds being picken up by Atlas, Kalitta and Cargolux, why can't airlines convert these younger 747s? Converted freighters are heavier than factory and it can'...

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by vorellanaj
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Does LATAM operate PW-powered 767s?

CC-CDP and CC-CEB were only 767-316ERs powered by Pratt & Whitney. Other PW powered 763ER in LA fleet had not -16 customer code.

LA 762ER ordered directly to Boeing had GE engines. In those ages , LA 767 were mixed by both American powerplants.

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by vorellanaj
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

compensateme wrote:
UA857 wrote:
How much longer was NW going to operate the 744s prior to the DL merger?


Until September 26th, 2028 (just the six late deliveries though).



Wow... it would have been the last major 744 operator (BA 2024 , LH 2025). NW usually retired their aircraft older than other airlines.

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by vorellanaj
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

Delta operated 1 owned and 1 leased 744 newer than newest UA 744 and BA 744. And DL retired them too early (N675-676NW , both delivered in 2002).

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by vorellanaj
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?

A380 ops are not allowed at HND. Biggest aircraft allowed is 748.

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by vorellanaj
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135792

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

zappomatic wrote:
747-400 G-BYGC will be wearing a BOAC livery from 18 February until its retirement in 2023.


Wow... good news , but I think that aircraft will be one of the last to be retired by February 2024. (if GC is not the LAST). Maybe the same case of CPET... was the last British Airways 757 to fly.

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by vorellanaj
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26272

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I thought it’d be interesting for me to make a list of all the 767-300ERs American Airlines has owned and see there status as of this year for anyone who was curious since I don’t see why not. If there are any mistakes, feel free to correct me. So far, American Airlines has owned at least 67 767-30...

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by vorellanaj
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 806
Views: 136492

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9651


The first 763 with new interiors to be withdrawn for good. Very likely to end their career flying freight.
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Runway28L wrote:
B763 N389AA ferrying TUL-ROW for retirement.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9651


The first 763 with new interiors to be withdrawn for good. Very likely to end their career flying freight.

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?

Most of VIP aircraft are registered in fiscal paradises, so many VP-* and VQ-* registers. (Bermuda is an example) Aeroflot case is special , no aircraft made outside Russia could be RA-* registered without pay a lot of import taxes. But, Russia is considering to ban foreign registration to Russian a...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 53781

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Today, 767-300ER replacement with less fuel costs is 787-8 Dreamliner. When Airbus launched and consolidated A330 (specifically when Airbus launched shorter A330 variant), they killed 767 future as passenger jet.

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by vorellanaj
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7433

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

Are you saying MEL-SIN will lose the A380? Probably. I wonder what will happen with this extra BNE-US route if the AA JV goes through, if they add BNE-DFW several times weekly atleast I wonder if SYD-DFW will go 789 which frees up A380’s. BNE-SFO could be possible aswell. Maybe 2x daily DFW flights...

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by vorellanaj
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7433

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

https://www.nuevopudahuel.cl/TerminalIn ... onal/fases (article in spanish)
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SCL is in expansion, and to 2020 could handle A380. Maybe QF would change to A380 as happened with DFW , without applying to more frequencies (4 per week)

https://www.nuevopudahuel.cl/TerminalIn ... onal/fases (article in spanish)

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by vorellanaj
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7433

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

I think given that there are only 6 789 currently on order to cover the remaining 744 routes (SYD-SCL/JNB/SFO/HND/HNL) there are insufficient frames to increase frequency. My guess is that of those routes, the priority would be to upgrade product to SFO, SCL and HND given the competition in these m...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95906

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I found on the internet published for sale all QF 747-400 plus -ER in service with availability dates. Year first , month and day. http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e3/vorellanaj/Screen%20Shot%202018-11-16%20at%205.31.53%20PM_zpsygvw3da9.png For this screenshot you can conclude non-ER retirement lin...

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by vorellanaj
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK
Replies: 51
Views: 8145

Re: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK

AA had in some time JFK-HND route when HND traffic was not strong as is today.

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by vorellanaj
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

The truth is that, although 9/11 changed the industry forever, a lot of airlines were struggling before then. People like Carl Icahn and Frank Lorenzo (although at Texas International and Eastern Airlines) made enemies in a lot of places. TWA was a pioneer of many things. Mostly using the B767 to g...

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by vorellanaj
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

Impossible. TWA was acquired by American Airlines Inc. before 9/11.

Maybe if 9/11 didn't happen , DL and AA never went to declare bankruptcy.

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by vorellanaj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29276

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Qantas management are studying to order A350 (may be -1000) or 777-9X. Maybe could extend a bit longer 747ER life if they decided by 777X.

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by vorellanaj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29276

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Incredible sight , but QF will need to upgauge aircraft on the route in a foreseeable future . But, QF has no intermediate model between 787-9 and A380.
747-400 and -ER variant have less range, less efficiency and have retirement date scheduled.

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by vorellanaj
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 12005

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

I guess longest scheduled 747-400 was SYD DFW (which was weight-restricted, and only nonstop in one direction)? I think that was a 74E route. The regular 744 never did SYD-DFW. However, a 744 VH-OJA pulled of LHR-SYD nonstop for a VIP flight. Not never, only once. QF sent in the last minute VH-OJC ...

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by vorellanaj
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 52
Views: 13351

Re: QF 747 Retirement

No data of retirement about specific aircraft could be retrieved. First, Qantas will retire the sole oddball 747 configured (OEB , ex-OZ , could be perfectly this year), then the 3 RR-powered last standard 747-438 and finally the 6 -ER. I think withdrawn dates could be accelerated or postponed , de...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26272

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good retirement date , 767 product are inferior on AA widebody fleet due lack of PTV. Plus, the engines fitted are non FADEC CF6-80C2. The newest at retirement date will have 17-18 years, highly probable to be converted to freighter following older sisters. I learned something new here... I always ...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26272

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

And by 2021 none of the fleet will have PTV as AA has already said they are all being removed. none of the NARROWBODY fleet (minus A321 Transcon). No plans to remove PTV from widebodies. The LAA 319s are keeping the PTVs as well. Thanks. I forgot those sub-fleet. (sharklet winged A319). A321 and 73...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26272

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good retirement date , 767 product are inferior on AA widebody fleet due lack of PTV. Plus, the engines fitted are non FADEC CF6-80C2. The newest at retirement date will have 17-18 years, highly probable to be converted to freighter following older sisters. And by 2021 none of the fleet will have P...

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by vorellanaj
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26272

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good retirement date , 767 product are inferior on AA widebody fleet due lack of PTV. Plus, the engines fitted are non FADEC CF6-80C2.

The newest at retirement date will have 17-18 years, highly probable to be converted to freighter following older sisters.

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by vorellanaj
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15780

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

DL757NYC wrote:
Some of Delta’s 747 were 2003/2004 delivered maybe they will find a home. I thought later build 747’s already came with the modification


The last two were 2002 delivered and the only two tail numbered with Northwest IATA Code : N675NW and N676NW . All other were N6xxUS.

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by vorellanaj
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 50
Views: 9448

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

AA and DL at the time had very limited TPAC network. AA could have bought 744 as MD11 early replacement increasing LHR capacity (LHR slots were acquired from TWA) and 763ER engine commonality, if AA had ordered 763ER with FADEC engines. But Crandall disliked to risk with quads. KE was the airline th...

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by vorellanaj
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3659

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

LAX772LR wrote:
The only two routes that are exclusively 777 have been ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD.


More precisely, exclusive 77L routes.

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by vorellanaj
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights
Replies: 35
Views: 5398

Re: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights

Oh yeah and my mistake JFK-HKG was B744 not 77E. United could not be use sUA 77E on JFK-HKG route due all PW powered 77E full MTOW (PW4090) are 8000lbs less than RR (some Trent 892 and Trent 895) and GE (GE90-94B) powered counterparts. Longest missions were work for 744 fleet. In climbing phase rat...

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by vorellanaj
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights
Replies: 35
Views: 5398

Re: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights

IIRC KE used to operate their non-ER 772 (may have been 773A, though) on ICN-HNL, which would be 3977nm. Another longer (former) non-ER 777 route would be LHR-DXB at 2972nm. KE never have 777-200 non-ER in the fleet. KE "Classic" 777 are 777-200ER and 777-300 The 773 (non-ER) flew ICN-LAX...

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by vorellanaj
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL
Replies: 52
Views: 12938

Re: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL

The aicraft won't receive any interior refit by LATAM nor corporate livery . There are flying with old SQ seats, IFE and interior.

Flight and cabin crew are from Latam Chile.

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by vorellanaj
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights
Replies: 35
Views: 5398

Re: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights

When some UA domestic 772 were configured INTL , were used to Transatlantic from mainly East Cost and GRU received them ocasionally (77E is assigned). Other UA 772 non-ER always have been configured for domestic high density operations. All 772 are domestic today with old business and Economy withou...

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by vorellanaj
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 52
Views: 13351

Re: QF 747 Retirement

No data of retirement about specific aircraft could be retrieved. First, Qantas will retire the sole oddball 747 configured (OEB , ex-OZ , could be perfectly this year), then the 3 RR-powered last standard 747-438 and finally the 6 -ER. I think withdrawn dates could be accelerated or postponed , dep...

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by vorellanaj
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying without one winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Re: Flying without one winglet

The 744 is able to fly without both winglets. Japanese domestic versions did not operate with winglets, but could have them reattached should the carrier wish to use them for longhaul. ANA's 747-481D is an example, adding back winglets make it a 747-481. Boeing's Dreamlifters also have winglets del...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM will move to a totally LCC format in Argentina
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: LATAM will move to a totally LCC format in Argentina

In Colombia they already have the LCC format, and they have the same or even higher prices than Avianca that is not a LCC. I yet cannot understand LATAM's strategy, is a complete mess. Maybe in Colombia could be a complete mess in contrast with AV. But in Chile, LA business model is a truly SUCCESS...

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by vorellanaj
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL
Replies: 52
Views: 12938

Re: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL

1) The two aircraft (CC-BKA and B) are dry leased to Boeing Capital. 2) 787 pilot rating is compatible with Boeing 777 , similar case 757/767 . But LA have 777 rated pilots working on other fleet types, those pilots had flown retired fleet of 77F. 3) In SIA , SV* tail numbered aircraft have full MTO...

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by vorellanaj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

EK could had been used their witdrawn 77E fleet to fly to East Coast when their were new

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by vorellanaj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17024

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

I'm surprised about used A319. Engine choice is irrelevant, AA have both engine choices. Thanks for the remark. Can you confirm AA is accepting used A319s with V2500s? AA made the wise move of CFM-56 for A319s and V2500 for A321, so they could buy used V2500 powered A319s, but are they? DL should l...

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by vorellanaj
Fri May 25, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17024

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

I'm surprised about used A319. Engine choice is irrelevant, AA have both engine choices.

Thanks for the remark.

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by vorellanaj
Fri May 25, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17024

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Wait till the Mad Dog retirement spree dies down (G4 replacing with used Airbus, AA replacing with used Airbus , DL replacing with.... no direct replacement.) With UA on their used Airbus buying spree and WN finished with their 73G buys, maybe we'll see some more normal retirements. Or maybe the US...

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by vorellanaj
Thu May 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17024

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

No one US registered 747 could fly in service without fuel tank inerting system from 2018 due to FAA airworthiness directive. DL and UA opted to withdrawn from service their 747 first , instead retrofitting their aircraft. EDIT : DL had 16 747-400, but only 4 were built in 1999 and 2 in 2002. Mainta...

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by vorellanaj
Mon May 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 64
Views: 11575

Re: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates

CC-CAB is not an A320 aircraft

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by vorellanaj
Fri May 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First WAMOS 744 commercial flight for LATAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: First WAMOS 744 commercial flight for LATAM

LATAM only request to Wamos Air painting their logos gray for avoiding confusion with Sky Airline aircraft.

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by vorellanaj
Fri May 18, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First WAMOS 744 commercial flight for LATAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: First WAMOS 744 commercial flight for LATAM

TWA772LR wrote:
Will it be painted in LA colors?


No. Aircraft from Wamos Air are wet-leased.

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by vorellanaj
Mon May 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 4302

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

oksman wrote:

Couldn't those come back from the desert if needed or were they scrapped?


No, those aircraft can't return to service. 3 of them (CC-CQA , C and F) were scrapped in SFB. And CC-CQE is stored in Marana, and it's stripped for parts.

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