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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106351

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Apologies if it has been answered somewhere before, but considering the possible knock on effect of the MAX grounding on other projects, is the MAX-10 development schedule still on time? All quiet on the -10 front. I'm thinking that flight test program is on hold until Boeing clears the ramps of un...

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166230

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

So does GE have a fix yet or are they going to be studying the current test engines again after receiving them to run further test and assess the redesign to make sure that the engines are ready for first flight in 2020? I suspect they have fix ready to install on those 4 engines being returned to ...

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2552
Views: 331752

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing looking to hire ‘several hundred’ aircraft mechanics, maintenance specialists So, does this mean they are getting ready for deliveries, or they are getting ready for winter storage? https://www.columbiabasinherald.com/front_page_slider/20190820/boeing_looking_to_hire_several_hundred_aircraft...

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11332

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Saw a clip on Boeing Facebook page showing behind the scenes footage.

Turns out that beautiful artwork is giant plastic wrap ( decal), one for each side of the fuselgae.
Makes sense if this is a temporary scheme.

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by Sooner787
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2552
Views: 331752

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing looking to hire ‘several hundred’ aircraft mechanics, maintenance specialists So, does this mean they are getting ready for deliveries, or they are getting ready for winter storage? https://www.columbiabasinherald.com/front_page_slider/20190820/boeing_looking_to_hire_several_hundred_aircraft...

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by Sooner787
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2019 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2019 Loads

Hmmmm.... maybe time to EK to bring back the whale to DFW? :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7542

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

IIRC..... United will receive 2 77W's and 2 78J's before year's end,
so we'll have our first look at the new livery on a widebody jet.

Can't wait :)

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by Sooner787
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123921

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

NTU Hong Kong Airlines 789 LN891 now registered N1015B has rolled out in a special "Dreams take flight livery" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECJTYnnU0AA0lMB?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECJTYntVAAAQnkY?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECJTYnnVAAAVb2J?format=jpg https://pbs.t...

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by Sooner787
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7858

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Was the ramp at TRI already full yesterday? I was thinking they might have diverted to this small field
for that reason

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31064

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

I've seen pics of several WN Max 7's stored at RNT .... wondering when those will be delivered?

IIRC, the -7's hadn't completed their flight test program before the grounding?

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7858

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Good lord, how many NASCAR-related crashes have there been? Too many! Driving race cars or being associated with race cars does not a flight operation make. Rousch Racing has had a couple, as has Hendricks and NASCAR, itself. GF IIRC... the worst crash was the Hendrick Motorsports plane that crashe...

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13927

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Jamie514 wrote:
Interesting if one of the big MAX10 orders is set to be partly converted to 8's.


Or if these are additional frames as part of Boeing's compensation package to UA for the MAX grounding.

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W 77W @ MCI 08/14/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: 9W 77W @ MCI 08/14/2019

Perhaps Virgin Australia picked up a pre-owned 77W?

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17078

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

Given that DL and UA both operate the type, albeit through merger acquisitions, would it be of good use to AA today? AA did at least explore it. Theres a picture of an AA 753 model in this link. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2019/01/04/comedian-clown-brilliant-well-connected-lawyer-but-mos...

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by Sooner787
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 65060

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

This certainly will spell trouble for the 778..... perhaps relegating that frame to a freighter only variant.

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by Sooner787
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 168
Views: 27401

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Ishrion wrote:
gdg9 wrote:
AA125 DFW HKG still showing a go as of now on aa.com. Departs in about 90 minutes


AA125 just took off.


Wonder what the load was like today?

Of course AA125 flies over Japan , so easy diversion into TYO if the need arises.

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by Sooner787
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home

Brings a lump in my throat for 2 reasons; I'm the same age as that Southwest Captain
and spent many days at Love Field watching planes as a little kid.
Also.....My Dad past away just over 5 years ago , so hits close to home :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166230

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It's definitely a good looking aircraft. Can we expect the wing flex to more along the lines of the 787 now since the wings are carbon fiber? (Correct me if I'm wrong on that). I just received my new 1/200 B779x in house colors and the wings are curved up just like the 787 wings. Also..... that mod...

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94274

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

jetsetterusa wrote:
Its kinda sucks to see DFW-TLV to only have 3 times a week.... I am surprised its not daily!


If this route does as well as I think it will, AA will add additional days.
Now is the start date Sept 2019 or 2020?

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 2709

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

Just one of many weather related diversions due to the storms along the Eastern US coast today

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94274

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

They're bringing back the clAAsic silver livery :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2552
Views: 331752

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So just talking to a SWA pilot they're being led to believe 2020 before they operate the jet again even if the fix is out in the fall. Is that the latest consensus is 2020? Just because they are removed from the planned schedule whos to say that if the plane is back they wont 1, use it or 2 add ext...

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by Sooner787
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 94
Views: 11553

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

DFW can handle a 380 but the daily LH flight arrives pretty close to the current QF 380 flight, so I could see a problem jockeying for the single 380 gate if QF 7 is running late or the LH flight arrives early. Personally ,. I'd rather see a new LH 359 or a B748I at DFW , but that's just me :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 2784

Re: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley

Kiwirob wrote:
So it looks like it could be suicide?


I seriously doubt that.. Flying that low and that fast , there's no room for error,
whether a pilot gets behind the aircraft or there's a mechanical issue.

Prayers to the pilot's family and to his squadron :(

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 32389

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

isnt UA scheduled to receive 2 77W this year? i remember reading somewhere that they were set to be delivered 4Q 2019. Yes you're correct. Those should also sport UA's new livery, which should look amazing on the 77W :) Thank you for confirming! EVEN BETTER!!!! i cant wait to see the 77W in the new...

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 32389

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

xxcr wrote:
isnt UA scheduled to receive 2 77W this year? i remember reading somewhere that they were set to be delivered 4Q 2019.


Yes you're correct. Those should also sport UA's new livery, which should look amazing on the 77W :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106351

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

What ever happened to the 737-10 fuselage? Good question. I wonder if they've suspended production on the -10's for now? Also, Did the -7's ever complete their flight test program before the grounding? I see a few pics of WN -7's at Renton .....but who knows when those will be delivered.

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8487

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

Obviously the Jet Airways order is toast, I'm waiting to see if Lion Air & Ethiopian cancel
any or all of their orders.. I'm frankly shocked they haven't already done so.

I think the biggest changes you'll see to the Max order book are deferrals and lots of them,

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94787

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

How large would the 220 backlog have to grow before Airbus would consider
adding a 3rd production line in Europe?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123921

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I also am not overly worried at the moment. Scott Hamilton previously suggested how the 3.5 per month delivery rate for the 777 was unsustainable shortly after Boeing announced it, yet Boeing subsequently had a decent run of 777 Freighter and 777-300ER orders that covered the "slot gaps" ...

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123921

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I still believe AA will eventually replace their 47 strong 77E fleet with a combination
of 789's and 78J's , though that order may not come until 2025 or so.

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166230

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

vhtje wrote:
Is that a hint of a slight tweak to the EK livery? The stylised flag looks more flowing and fluid than the current design.


Well, the 779's tail has been tweaked to mirror the Dreamliner's tail, so it would make sense that EK
would tweak their tail logo to match... that wingtip looks great :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17738

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

IIRC....United said they would have around 30 jets sporting their new livery by end of this year,
so I guess that number will include new factory deliveries plus these imports after they're refurbished.

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106351

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag wrote:
7598 44079 N913AK 737-9 Alaska Airlines painted on the flight line at Boeing Field.

Image


Very nice..... also see a new UAL -9 waiting for it's new livery as well :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?
Replies: 35
Views: 5566

Re: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?

I saw pics awhile back of the first -10 fuselage outside the Renton factory,
has that first frame been assembled yet?

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166230

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

One wonders how many production frames Boeing will build before certification is complete and how much rework this will then incur. Surely this will mean moving the Max's stored at PAE out to Moses Lake so B can park all the 779 gliders that will keep rolling off the line. On the bright side, this ...

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67122

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

BA193/192 (LHR/DFW/LHR) last operated Jul.19 and does not resume until Jul.27. BAsource.com shows this as a cancelled service for the last few days. I was curious why there is a whole week without (what I thought was) a daily service. Is July demand that soft or is it an equipment shortage? Actuall...

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3446

Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Really cool video ....... makes me miss the clAAsic polished aluminum livery even more.

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by Sooner787
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70030

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

“The GE9X engine incorporates the most advanced technologies that GE Aviation has developed during the last decade and is the culmination of our commercial engine portfolio renewal,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “While we didn’t set out to break the thrust...

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by Sooner787
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106351

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Saw a pic posted month or so back of Alaska's first -9 without paint.

Anyone has a pic of it painted yet?

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by Sooner787
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106351

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Man, the job of clearing the backlog of undelivered frames is going to be massive.
Read some estimates of taking all of 2020 to clear the ramps. I think they may well
be right.

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23165

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

This dude is a complete idiot and I have no sympathy for him. Been a corporate travel agent for close to 30 years now, and clowns like this are the main reason I can't wait to retire. We've had customers call us seeking help for problems with personal tickets they've purchased on Spirit or another U...

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18203

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/video ... 9a8434f160
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WFAA news in DFW released more video of the crash Monday night 7/15

Must advise the video isn't for the faint of heart :(

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/video ... 9a8434f160

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Very cool. I hope all 3 of the retro B744's find nice museums to retire
after they're withdrawn from service with BA :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: eBay Preorder Question
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: eBay Preorder Question

Yes it's the InFlight 200 B744 Landor Livery model. I received an update yesterday from the ebay retailer I purchased the model from saying the models were on their way and estimated another couple weeks before it's shipped from his store. Sure it'll been worth the wait when I unpack the model :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106351

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Noticed that freshly painted Air China bird has " 737-8" painted on the nose,
no MAX signage to be found. More evidence the Max branding be allowed to fade into history

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23110

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX. Indeed. To order such a dubious aircraft would require some serious discounts. The A320NEO is currently flying all over the world. The 737 MAX is just filling up parking lots with lots of angry customers. Not so long ago, Airbus had quite a glider collect...

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170739

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Guess the next question will be , when the NMA is eventually launched, how soon will the NSA ( 737 replacement) be launched? Also, will the boys and girls in Brazil be handed that project ? I think you are getting ahead of yourself here. Boeing is currently MAXed out. They need to first get it fixe...

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170739

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Guess the next question will be , when the NMA is eventually launched,
how soon will the NSA ( 737 replacement) be launched?

Also, will the boys and girls in Brazil be handed that project ?

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: eBay Preorder Question
Replies: 4
Views: 878

eBay Preorder Question

Just curious what the group thinks . I pre-ordered a 1:200 BA B744 in the special Landor Livery back in late March. Original ad gave estimate of June delivery. It's now mid July and the retailer cannot give a firm estimate on when my order will ship, only saying hopefully August. At what point could...

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