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by JayJ
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?

Hi All, With the end nearing for the passenger version of the 747, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the busiest airport was for 747 services. In terms of the most 747 movements at the airport, and the most passenger airlines using the 747. I am talking in terms of the early 1970s-early 1...

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by JayJ
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: 100 YEAR QANTAS 747 VH-OEJ What type of send-off should the QF 747 have?
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

HYPOTHETICAL: 100 YEAR QANTAS 747 VH-OEJ What type of send-off should the QF 747 have?

Just wanted to put it out there that I think it would be great for Qantas to do a 747-400ER in the 100 YEAR livery like that of 787 VH-ZNJ. I think it should be done on VH-OEJ as that is the latest 747-400ER, and hopefully the last one to go. Of course there is the commonality of "J" in th...

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by JayJ
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19408

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

I sure hope they transfer the (A340) ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX LIVERY onto a 787 or 777. The only thing is, if they are retiring the A340s in October 2017, the Grand Prix aircraft will be retired before the race - so no flyover :( Or maybe they will do a special flyover even though it will be withdrawn f...

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by JayJ
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19408

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

I sure hope they transfer the (A340) ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX LIVERY onto a 787 or 777. The only thing is, if they are retiring the A340s in October 2017, the Grand Prix aircraft will be retired before the race - so no flyover :( Or maybe they will do a special flyover even though it will be withdrawn f...

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by JayJ
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are Emirates at with their fleet withdrawals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Where are Emirates at with their fleet withdrawals?

Emirates have gotten rid of their 777-200s (A6-EMD-EMF), and are also getting rid of their -200ERs (EMG-EML), with just EMJ, EMK and EML left in active service at this point in time. They also have yet to withdraw the rest of the A340s - that is the A340-300s, as well as slowly disposing of more A33...

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by JayJ
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and the A340s plus Grand Prix livery discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Etihad and the A340s plus Grand Prix livery discussion

Just wondering if anyone can tell me what Etihad's plans may be with the A340s. As I understood it the other two -500s (EHC and EHD) were meant to be withdrawn by either years end (2016) or by March 2017. Maybe plans have changed. Due to the small number of A340-500s left in the fleet, I tend to thi...

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by JayJ
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS 747 SPECIAL (LIVERY) FOR RIO OLYMPICS?
Replies: 0
Views: 694

QANTAS 747 SPECIAL (LIVERY) FOR RIO OLYMPICS?

Hi all, I'm probably posting this too soon, but just wondering if anyone had heard of any plans for any special schemes for the Qantas 747 charters to RIO for the Olympics? It is possible that QF may roll out another Boxing Kangaroo scheme like they did for the London Olympics. It is possible that t...

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by JayJ
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

As some people may be aware, Etihad seem to be in the process of disposing of their A340-500s with A6-EHA to the Italian Air Force and A6-EHC recently withdrawn. It makes me think Etihad are going to dispose of all of their A340s, in favour of a mainly 777/787/A330 mix - along with a number of A380s...

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by JayJ
Fri May 13, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 77W Retirement
Replies: 36
Views: 21178

RE: First 77W Retirement

The oldest (77W) <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> frames are the A6-EM* series. I reckon A6-EMM will be the first (-300) 77W to go. These are 1999 build onwards, with some on lease. The 777s before A6-EMM are of course the 777-200s A6-EMG - A6-EML. The 777-200LRs will be...

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by JayJ
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At MRU
Replies: 3
Views: 4574

RE: Spotting At MRU

Many thanks for your replies. Info was much appreciated .

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by JayJ
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At MRU
Replies: 3
Views: 4574

Spotting At MRU

I have planned a trip to Mauritius in March, and am keen to do some spotting there towards the end of the trip. I have looked on the internet at various spotting information, but am unsure how up to date it is. I had a few questions that people may be able to answer - any help is much appreciated. 1...

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by JayJ
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Is Weaken A380NEO Project?
Replies: 55
Views: 10689

RE: Did Is Weaken A380NEO Project?

Interesting post, I have often wondered this too.

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by JayJ
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius (a340) Fleet Renewal Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 6548

Air Mauritius (a340) Fleet Renewal Plan

I know they are a fairly small airline and have partially renewed their fleet in the form of two A330s that they have been operating for sometime now. But can anyone remind me what their plans are for further fleet renewal - ie replacing the A340s. Are they intending to replace them with more A330s ...

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by JayJ
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: TG Struggling; Remove 747s; Smile Be Full Svc
Replies: 45
Views: 17979

RE: CEO: TG Struggling; Remove 747s; Smile Be Full Svc

As has been pointed out on many occasions by various members, Thai have too much of a complex fleet type mix. Although there are many other issues that need to be looked at in order for the airline to turn around, with regard to the fleet mix I believe they need to simplify their fleet mix. For exam...

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by JayJ
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Int'l -the 2nd All 787 Carrier By End Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Jetstar Int'l -the 2nd All 787 Carrier By End Sept

With Jetstar International (Australia) having recently received their last 787 (VH-VKL). I think they will become the second all 787 carrier after Scoot. <a href="http://australianaviation.com.au/2015/09/jetstars-11th-787-8-enters-service/" target="_blank">http://australianaviation.com.au/201...etst...

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by JayJ
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Should Send The A380 To (DXB/LHR Via) SIN?
Replies: 5
Views: 4721

QF Should Send The A380 To (DXB/LHR Via) SIN?

With Emirates recently announcing that they are upgrading their EK404/405 <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia ...

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by JayJ
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit
Replies: 206
Views: 32105

RE: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit

I know I am dreaming, but it would be good to see the QF 787 bring back the retro colours! It was also be awesome to see one of the 747-400ERs in a Retro Roo livery.

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by JayJ
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Registration Sites For Upcoming Flights?
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

RE: Airline Registration Sites For Upcoming Flights?

Thanks to all - much apprecited comments

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by JayJ
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Registration Sites For Upcoming Flights?
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

Airline Registration Sites For Upcoming Flights?

Hi All, A friend is off to <acronym title="Darwin - International (DRW / YPDN), Australia - Northern Territory">DRW</acronym> on Friday via <acronym title="Adelaide - International (ADL / YPAD), Australia - South Australia">ADL</acronym> on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>. I was jus...

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by JayJ
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 462/463 AUH-MEL-AUH New Service
Replies: 0
Views: 4410

EY 462/463 AUH-MEL-AUH New Service

Hi all, As I write this, <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> 462 is in the air bound for Melbourne for the first service (of that flight number). 777-300ER A6-ETO is operating this inaugural second flight. It is scheduled to arrive in <acronym title="Melbourne - Tulla...

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by JayJ
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Slow To Retire A340 (-300)?
Replies: 53
Views: 21887

Airlines Slow To Retire A340 (-300)?

Hi All, With the A340-300 becoming rarer each day - not to mention the sight of an A340 of any kind at some airports, it got me thinking a few things about the A340. Have airlines been too slow to retire the A340-300? There certainly aren't many large scale operators of the -200/300. Most have been ...

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by JayJ
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Liveries Best And Worst - Getting Basic?
Replies: 24
Views: 11426

Airline Liveries Best And Worst - Getting Basic?

A huge part of being an commercial aviation enthusiast is getting to see not just so many different airlines, but also many varied liveries. It is a bit of a worry that so many airlines seem to be (in my opinion) simplifying their liveries too much. It is interesting that many of the premium airline...

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by JayJ
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Widebodies 'join' Star - ANU/ALJ
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Air India Widebodies 'join' Star - ANU/ALJ

I was delighted to find that Air India have just recently taken delivery of their 20th 787-8 on 02/04/15 <acronym title="Air Tahiti (French Polynesia)">VT</acronym>-<acronym title="St. John's - V.C. Bird International (Coolidge Field) (ANU / TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda">ANU</acronym>, of which is in ...

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by JayJ
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777s Repaint Schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

EY 777s Repaint Schedule

Just wondering - I know this has been covered in part before, but are any of Etihad's 777s 777-200s or particuarly 300s yet re-painted in the new livery? If not does anyone have any schedule or idea what the rego of the first -300 will be?

Thanks

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by JayJ
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Struggling At DFW
Replies: 80
Views: 23901

RE: EY Struggling At DFW

It's off the subject slightly On top of all this - <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> and it's rising re-formed hub - the new <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym> from around 2017 onwards will also be a huge factor for the Gulf Airlines and ma...

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by JayJ
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At KUL (Air Asia Terminal)
Replies: 3
Views: 5048

Spotting At KUL (Air Asia Terminal)

Hi All, I was considering going to <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym> towards the end of April. I was keen to get some shots of Air Asia X widebodies and Air Asia A320s (with some of their many and varied liveries). Can anyone tell me, is spot...

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by JayJ
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Passenger Drop, ME Effect As Well?
Replies: 36
Views: 10059

RE: SQ Passenger Drop, ME Effect As Well?

I'm sure <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> may turn things around in time to come. The ME effect is hard on all airlines, along with the rapid explosion in route choice in the Asia pacific region. They have always done well in and out of Australia as well as to and from South and <acr...

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by JayJ
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad F1 A340-600
Replies: 7
Views: 9803

RE: Etihad F1 A340-600

Thanks for bringing this up - I too am also a fan of their current F1 liveries. An F1 plane in the new livery in my opinion is no match for the current schemes on the A340 and A320. Can I dream and wonder if they will extend their F1 colours to a 77W or an A380? Apart from Emirates, most A380 operat...

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by JayJ
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Repaint Schedule
Replies: 16
Views: 5075

RE: Etihad Repaint Schedule

Even though I was also a fan of the old livery, I can't wait to see some of their 77Ws in the new colours. I agree that the new colours do look great on the A321 in particular.

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by JayJ
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380s Cricket World Cup 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

RE: Emirates A380s Cricket World Cup 2015

Thanks all - yes that makes 10

EDA, EDE, EDM, EDN, EDO, EDZ, EEF, EEH, EEK and EEQ

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by JayJ
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380s Cricket World Cup 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

RE: Emirates A380s Cricket World Cup 2015

Thanks KarelXWB From Netherlands for your help along with the article - much appreciated.

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by JayJ
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380s Cricket World Cup 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

Emirates A380s Cricket World Cup 2015

Can anyone tell me the number of A380s - along with regos that Emirates have applied the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 Logo to? As far as I am aware no other aircraft type have had the cricket decals applied. I have seen some of the A380s on the <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acro...

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by JayJ
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busies Airports By Passenger Traffic In 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 11137

RE: Busies Airports By Passenger Traffic In 2014

"Plane Holland" Thanks so much for starting this thread. I too am facinated by what airports are the busiest or becoming busier (or even less busy). I totally agree with you. I think <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> will continue to push forward...

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by JayJ
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Order 777-300ER?
Replies: 207
Views: 38890

RE: United To Order 777-300ER?

Always great to see another (U.S) carrier go for the 77W. I wonder if <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> will one day follow, thereby meaning all of the major international long-haul U.S carriers had the 77W. It would have been a perfect replacement for their (DL) 747-400s as well. ...

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by JayJ
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Change Mahraja Mascot To Ordinary Man
Replies: 55
Views: 11913

RE: Air India Change Mahraja Mascot To Ordinary Man

Extremely sad to see the 'demise' of the Maharajah. It is definately iconic to the airline, any deviation from that is IMO definately a mistake. To me this change is a bit like <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> without the Kangaroo. It is in fact so iconic, that I have always thought ...

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by JayJ
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Now World's Busiest Int Airport
Replies: 116
Views: 21118

Dubai Now World's Busiest Int Airport

I have always found the growth and development at <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> to be absolutely amazing. (As well as the ME3 full stop). It is fast becoming the 'New York' of the Middle East or the 'Hong Kong' of the Middle East (if not alre...

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by JayJ
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retires The Boeing 767
Replies: 63
Views: 22563

RE: Qantas Retires The Boeing 767

Such a great aircraft, and it will truly be missed. I was extremely grateful to see the last service come and go today. An era has definately ended today. However I will be extremely sad when the 747s finally finish up in another five to ten years - even sadder than today. Personally I feel, Qantas ...

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by JayJ
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Defunct Airlines (2014)
Replies: 24
Views: 14643

Defunct Airlines (2014)

Hi All, Though I am always thoroughly excited by commercial aviation and the exciting changes that always take place - new airlines, new liveries, new routes, different aircraft types etc, I am also interested in seeing which airlines don't make it (as big as they'd like). Does anyone know of any go...

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by JayJ
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 767 - The Last Flight
Replies: 25
Views: 6581

RE: Qantas 767 - The Last Flight

Hawiian airlines currently operate a 767-300 to <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym> on the <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hicka...

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by JayJ
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 767 - The Last Flight
Replies: 25
Views: 6581

Qantas 767 - The Last Flight

Qantas have 5 767-300s remaining <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OGL, <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OGM, <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OGO, <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OGT and <acronym title="Aeropostal (Vene...

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by JayJ
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First 747-400 To Go To Museum
Replies: 54
Views: 19518

RE: Qantas First 747-400 To Go To Museum

That is fantastic news! I was always hoping that <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OJA would be preserved in some way. I was also hoping that it would be the last to be retired of the ones that they are retiring for now (not inlcuding the 9 they are keeping until 2020 or so I unde...

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by JayJ
Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Hobbit 3?
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Air NZ Hobbit 3?

Sorry everybody, I might be starting this too early, but just wondering if anyone has heard any news on the Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> Hobbit 3 plane? I thought they had a contract to do three films. Normally by now they have something out - maybe they are waiting until closer...

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by JayJ
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia 737-800s
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

RE: Virgin Australia 737-800s

Thanks all. Good to know that the transformation is almost complete.

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by JayJ
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 Vs A320
Replies: 8
Views: 6618

737-800 Vs A320

On the short and medium haul routes in Australia and regional international, the 737-800 and A320 are the two main "rivals". There are many different features to both aircraft - technically and physically. Which is best suited to Australian sectors and/or regional international (ie <acronym title="A...

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by JayJ
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia 737-800s
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Virgin Australia 737-800s

With Virgin Australia adopting their all white livery in 2011, as 2014 comes to an end, I understood they were mean't to have either phased out or re-painted any 737s remaining in the red livery and/or phased out remaining 737-700s. Am I correct? I understand they have two 737-700s left (and 63 737-...

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by JayJ
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar (Australia) Titles On Their Aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Jetstar (Australia) Titles On Their Aircraft

As most spotters would know, Jetstar Australia have a number of different fonts and titles on some of their A320s. From the old small font titles to the newer 'Jetstar' titles. "In between" this is the black font titles and the slightly larger font version of the older titles. Does anyone know if Je...

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by JayJ
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Australian Airports And Local Carriers Vs Intl
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

RE: Australian Airports And Local Carriers Vs Intl

Excellent response, very well written. Thanks for your post - much appreciated

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by JayJ
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Graveyards And Storage/partout
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Aircraft Graveyards And Storage/partout

As we all know the U.S is a primary region for aircraft storage/disposal/part-out/scrapping. Unfortunately, I have never been to such a site, only seen photos and tv/video footage. With world airline fleets growing so much these days (particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East), how...

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by JayJ
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Scrapping And Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 3562

Airline Scrapping And Storage

As many early airframes have reached or start to reach retirement stage, given that the frames won't be sold to another operator and scrapped or parted out, how do airlines choose where to send their frames? I guess it obviously depends on whether a frame will be sold on, stored or scrapped. For exa...

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by JayJ
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 777-200 Retirements
Replies: 58
Views: 14048

Early 777-200 Retirements

With some of the early 777-200s beginning to show their age now, I was wondering if anyone was aware of when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Thai Intern...

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