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by TC957
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8794

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Looks like the big bird has positioned back to it's base in Kiev awaiting it's next mission.

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by TC957
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9075

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

But if they are not going after transfers in Europe, what's the logic behind operating into FRA? I thought it would make sense for them to rely on LH feed given their SIA ownership. Wouldn't Manchester or Birmingham make more sense? Maybe MAN & BHX, and possibly MUC and AMS, would be long-term ...

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by TC957
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8794

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Just seen it vapour-trailing over Sussex at 33000 ft on it way to CHR.

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by TC957
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 59
Views: 13995

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people? What a strange thing to say. If you look at other threads, you'll read that cargo rates have gone up significantly since CV-19 wiped out the majority...

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by TC957
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14877

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Not forgetting the US ban on UK visitors in place currently.
I hope EUNA lives on as a sports team charter aircraft with Titan.

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by TC957
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 216
Views: 43879

Re: BA starting LHR-MCO

Just have to hope that us Brits will be allowed to travel to the US by then otherwise starting that service will be a waste of time.

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by TC957
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 120794

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

danipawa wrote:
any new operator this year ?

TK when/ if they get their first one.

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by TC957
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a need for a 4th commercial airport in Greater Tokyo in addition to HND, NRT, or IBR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Is there a need for a 4th commercial airport in Greater Tokyo in addition to HND, NRT, or IBR?

Why does Chofu - and some of the outer islands - not have IATA codes when scheduled / regular flights go there ?

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by TC957
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41741

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 ?

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by TC957
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 118
Views: 20317

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Excellent send-off by QF. Shame BA doesn't appear to want to do anything similar. Come to think of it, VS haven't either.

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by TC957
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 278
Views: 74122

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Would be cool to let Banksy do a farewell 747 mural on some wall around LHR. Oh dear God!!!! Hasn’t 2020 caused enough suffering? Besides some of the world tails the fleet wore during the Utopia years were art enough for one lifetime. Why do you say that ? I bet he could come up some amazing BA 747...

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by TC957
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 278
Views: 74122

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Would be cool to let Banksy do a farewell 747 mural on some wall around LHR.

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by TC957
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41741

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Are the l/n for the two KLM 77W's known yet ?

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by TC957
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3835

QF A380 storage.

I'm wondering why QF are storing their A380's at VCV and not at ASP like SQ are doing ?
I would have thought it would be handier to have them on home soil as it were.

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by TC957
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1422
Views: 169182

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

Wishing VS well. Thing is, these hedge funds will want their money back at some point - and with interest no doubt. I hope it's all not more than just a sticking plaster when an operation is needed.

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by TC957
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75473

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

No only helicopters will use it. A small Luftwaffe unit with just three Cougars. They might even limit flight movements to the north military apron leaving the Tegel runways open to remodeling. At BER, actually at Schönfeld on the northern side, a new VIP building will take over all VIP aircraft. P...

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by TC957
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic flights between US and UK in the Post Covid-19
Replies: 13
Views: 3208

Re: Transatlantic flights between US and UK in the Post Covid-19

I'm actually surprised at just how many BA flights are still operating on TATL routes currently. Surely more for cargo than the few passengers they must still get. I think what GCT64 says sums up the reality well. Multiply that thinking on future travel plans by thousands of businesses and it's easy...

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by TC957
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75473

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

So will the GAF and visiting governmental traffic still use Tegel Nord as well ?

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by TC957
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4848

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

Unless you live in or need to get to the eastern half of Kent, MSE is about as useless a location for an airport as it's possible to be.

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by TC957
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4333

Re: BA to guyana South America?

Very unlikely BA would open a regular scheduled route to Georgetown instead of just the odd charter. BA willbe focussing on reopening routes to N.America and all other suspended route fitst. Port of Spain is good enough as a transfer hub for the demand that exists I find it odd that BA will in the ...

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by TC957
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 777-200ER Accelerated Retirement?
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: JAL 777-200ER Accelerated Retirement?

UA444 wrote:
Don’t they have some newish 772s they ordered as 787 compensation?

No, they took 767-300ER's as 787 compo.

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by TC957
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6315

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

Why all the negativity here ? I for one say Kudos to European Aviation for some blue sky thinking. At 92 tonnes capacity, the A346 falls neatly between what the MD-11F and 777F can carry, and should be cheaper to purchase and operate than any 747BCF. Not to mention it will outrange anything except t...

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by TC957
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3082

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

CarbonFibre wrote:
What do they keep bringing to LHR every day?

As mentioned in the 2nd post above, they fly to LHR for DHL so I guess it's small packages a la DHL.
I'm wondering if CargoJet could be in the running for a few new-build 767F's ?

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by TC957
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41741

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
Any idea when BA's 777 LN 1667 is entering FAL

It's probably at the " parts arriving " stage now, and given the current production rate, enter FAL towards the end of July.

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by TC957
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8702

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

The article doesn’t say a word about a narrow body. The COO just said a smaller aircraft type. Even the A330neo falls into this category... Nothing new here. Maybe, but in saying that the operation of exclusively wide-bodied aircraft is not sustainable in future tends to heavily suggest A330NEO's a...

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by TC957
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14044

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Looks like all 12 A380's are going to Mojave now. 3 years is optimistic I think, and really only indicates that the current 3 year plan (what was released this morning), doesn't include the A380 at all. I suspect its finished. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380-retirement Just afte...

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by TC957
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22083

Re: Revisiting MH370

I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...

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by TC957
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31524

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Sabena take two.

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by TC957
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112138

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Very unexpected news, good luck with that. But wouldn't Cyrus be better to invest in Eastern or Loganair to enable them to take on more ex-Flybe routes, aircraft and staff ? I just feel the Flybe ship has sailed and all that went with it in the public's eyes.

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by TC957
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Rouge to eventually use A321's on TATL routes
Replies: 23
Views: 5522

AC Rouge to eventually use A321's on TATL routes

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/91955-air-canada-rouge-to-use-a321s-on-trans-atlantic-routes?mc_cid=fec72df763&mc_eid=b61dc4c7c8 Could they do YYZ-GLA/MAN/DUB with a full load or just ex-YHZ routes ? Bearing in mind these are not NEO's and presumably will need extra equipment on board to...

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by TC957
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clearing customs in Anchorage
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Clearing customs in Anchorage

[quote="richcandy"]What are the rules now? I mean if a flight was to be routed NRT-ANC-JFK or for example SYD-LAX-JFK would/do pax clear customs and immigration at the first point of arrival into the USA? Yes....no transitting or tech-stopping in the US without full customs / immigration w...

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by TC957
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17852

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

So all those 787-9's already delivered won't see service until 2022 either ?

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by TC957
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19638

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Thank you EC-JCY for a lovely flight LIM - MAD ride home last Nov in biz class. I knew then it would be my last A340 flight ever.
What a shame the A340 can't be " NEO'd " !

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by TC957
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117383

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

359 cannot to ATLJNBATL, that is why Cape Town approval is being sought. Final routing will be ATLJNBCPTATL. It could operate with restrictions, but the routing through Cape Town will allow for unrestricted return flights. Negative, even Cape Town will operate with restrictions. CPT - ATL is almost...

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by TC957
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. W...

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by TC957
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to be formed in China
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

Re: New airline to be formed in China

I would have thought that HNA would be the obvious one to take advantage of any travel and tourism boom to Sanya, clearly not.

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by TC957
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to be formed in China
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

New airline to be formed in China

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53045950
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Some good news amongst all the doom & gloom in the airline world.
Sanya International Airlines is being formed to feed Hainan's leisure industry.
It'll be interesting to see how " international " they become.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53045950

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by TC957
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

What happened to the EK 380 that got damaged during maintenance when it fell of it's jacks ? did they retire that frame ?

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by TC957
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

I flew on this route regularly with VS since the 747-200 days. NRT was touted as one of the first 789 flights replacing the A346's but the delivery delays and the tie-up with DL made VS focus on other markets. Shame, loads were usually high with plenty of cargo too, I hope VS go back to Tokyo, Haned...

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by TC957
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia's last B757-300 finds new life
Replies: 19
Views: 6543

Re: Arkia's last B757-300 finds new life

The two Thomas Cook ones had 280 seats, think that was the highest of all the 753 operators.

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by TC957
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 34073

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Ethiopian fits this description too, new to the 777X, existing 787 and 777F operator.

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by TC957
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17352

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Noshow wrote:
That is end of October or early November or whenever BER finally opens.

Which year ??

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by TC957
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41741

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Thanks RobK, but according to the Lufthansa Group Fleet website, 1675 will be a 777-9 D-ABTD.

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by TC957
Sun May 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58787

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The situation with Volga-Dnepr is clearly one to watch. Wouldn't be surprised if Boeing gave QR Cargo a call offering these 4 frames if negotiations with VDA fail.

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by TC957
Sat May 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41741

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Wow, very interesting, thanks for posting. So l/n1657 will be a white-tail for now until this dispute is settled ? Also if it's leased from DAE Capital, isn't the delivery made to them and not directly to VDA ? Then surely it's up to DAE who they place the aircraft with.

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by TC957
Fri May 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45255

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The problem for TG (and for everyone in the Europe-Thailand market) has been competition from more cost efficient state-owned carriers, the ME3. Thanks for the thoughtful post and graphic. Why hasn't Thai - over more than a decade - been able to become cost-competitive with the ME3? It seems like t...

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by TC957
Thu May 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 216
Views: 43879

Re: British Airways route updates

Demand last year was strong on HEL-LHR early in the morning (Finnair were able to fill an A350 !) and LHR-HEL - there are a lot of suits on these flights Were finnair able to fill an A350 or were they just using it for the cargo? Onward connecting traffic as well as cargo. Was also popular with tou...

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by TC957
Wed May 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26415

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -a380-a350

Great news if true, let's hope for official positive news.
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Ishrion wrote:

Great news if true, let's hope for official positive news.

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by TC957
Fri May 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41741

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I recall reading in the past that Azerbaijan ordered 2 77L's, so the UFO could be the 2nd one since the first one delivered last year was an UFO order as well.

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by TC957
Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45255

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Those few 787's have been a bit of a disaster for TG. They've spend lots of time parked up engineless in that heat & humidity with the RR Trent issues. Nothing they do can't be filled with A333 or A359. Dispose of these 787's, 744, all those early 772/773, maybe a few 77W if any Russian airlines...

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