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by ikolkyo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 33158

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Interesting, is D-AINZ the first LH A32xneo with the bandit mask? I wonder why now.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16820

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

DL investment airlines seem to be doing well...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10357

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Also looks like they are testing a the Max-8 and Max-9 today as well. 8 is in the air and 9 is scheduled. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE131/history/20200630/1800Z/KMWH/KMWH https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE237/history/20200630/1700Z/KRNT/KMWH These might just be regular test flights,...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

DBCoop3r wrote:
Interesting that the test flight is ending in Moses Lake. Odd that the testers and officials would want to have to ferry back to BFI. Anyone know the reason for this? Why not just fly back to BFI?


It’s probably going to fly back today, it’s just how some of the test flights are filed.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 14996

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Anyone know who l/n 7866 was supposed to be for? Saw it at VCV the other day in all white. My guess is either Jet Airways or Air Italy ntu The frame belongs to GECAS Right, but it had to have been allocated to an airline ahead of time. Very rare we would see a lessor frame roll out w...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 14996

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Newark727 wrote:
Anyone know who l/n 7866 was supposed to be for? Saw it at VCV the other day in all white.


My guess is either Jet Airways or Air Italy ntu

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 14996

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Great news, can’t wait to see the MAX back in the skies.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 74
Views: 28966

Re: British Airways 787-10

It’s finally happening, sheesh.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33819

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

China Eastern fits the bill, as it stand right now with all deliveries complete it would only have a fleet of 5 787s. Plus their largest aircraft is currently the 77W and if they would like to get any bigger the 779 is the way to go.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33819

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

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/1275872144304431104?s=21

It was China Eastern


What is this tweet suppose to show?

edit: I had to re-read the OP, understand it now.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 93791

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

LAX772LR wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Delta Airlines A359 N514DN MSN 395 customer acceptance flight TLS-TLS (8 Jun)

IINM, this is the first of their 280T birds, no... or is that the next one?


DL’s last 2 A359s are 280t capable aircraft. (N512DN, N513DZ)

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 74
Views: 28966

Re: British Airways 787-10

G-ZBLA arrival now rescheduled for 18th June apparently. It has to come at this point because BAs updated July schedule has it operating Atlanta from 1st July. https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainbut1/status/1271392594690543616?s=21 Delivery this week has been cancelled. https://twitter.com/mzulqarnainb...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5136

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Really unfortunate that they couldn't get the CSeries going themselves, it's a great aircraft.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17304

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

leleko747 wrote:
How about the Lockheed LM-100J? A brand new civilian version of the C-130.
It can haul some cargo, land in unprepared strips and is a modern aircraft, with upgraded engines and avionics.

Don’t forget it costs far too much and is complete overkill to replace a 732.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

RA really does get around...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 98
Views: 21294

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

https://m.facebook.com/InTheFlightMode/ ... 7818106186


Livery is dated period, they really need a change.
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Wayfarer515 wrote:
First Air China's ARJ-21 rolled out: That livery is sooo 1970s on this plane:
https://m.facebook.com/InTheFlightMode/ ... 7818106186


Livery is dated period, they really need a change.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249091

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Wow, can’t believe this is it. Would always be able to hear those JT8D DC-9/MD-88s rocketing out of DTW above me. Only thing we got left now is the 717s to carry the Douglas torch a little while longer.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11151

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

I'm sure it will get better...it's new. LEAP first ran in September 2013. How much longer are we going to call it a new engine? and the GTF first ran in 2007 yet it still has all these issues. Both the engines (GTF and -1A) didn't enter service until 2016 and the -1B entered service in 2017, issues...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Does anyone know why there is so little fresh 77X content on YouTube? Covid keeping the spotters home? That and the fact that there is only 2 aircraft and the only airports you will find them at is GEG and BFI. Here is a good channel for some nice 777X action https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv2gMx...

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tr...

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I can't think of any accident like this, scraping the bottom on landing then making it back in the air (well there is the Emirates 777 I guess, but not very high) aside from tail strikes I mean. This scenerio is similar to Malév flight 262, a Tu-154 which ended up landing with gear up at Thessaloni...

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

On AVHerald, they are speculating that on the first approach the gear was not fully locked and the engines made contact with the ground, damaging them. This led them to flameout on the go-around, not fuel starvation. There is even a picture that allegedly shows the plane going around with the RAT d...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Those displays are massive, don’t if it’s the angle but they seem a lil bigger than the 787 display.

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Is it possible the last 777-300ER will get delivered in 2021? How many 777-9 deliveries are expected in 2021? Although I can’t truly give an answer (I’m sure someone can, we have some great people on this forum), I’d say that everything (and I know people have heard this a million times) revolves a...

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by ikolkyo
Mon May 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14038

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Having flown on the 777 many times, some people on gear are really overeating the noise. To me it’s just another airplane. I’ve been on AF’s oldest 777 F-GSPA and one their newest in F-GZNQ. Great ride on both and had no complaints.

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by ikolkyo
Mon May 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 9945

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

A few things at play here, the 77L for DL had Goodyear specialize tires to increase the tyre speed limit slightly. The only time we could say the 359 might proverbially “struggle” is for a few weeks in the winter. But the rest of the time I agree it will preform better. That's interesting... I beli...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 9945

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

DL's latest A359s should be fine as long as they are fully rated at 280t. Not sure if it can match the 77L but obviously DL is happy with the projections.

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407290

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I show that UA has only 4 leased 777-200s - No 772As, ERs: PW N223UA, GE N77012, N78013 and non-Polaris N77014. Depending on when the leases expired, UA should probably dump 1999 N77014 and consider dumping N223UA/N77012/N78013. Regarding other 772s, some of the 772A units are newer than some 772ER...

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407290

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I show that UA has only 4 leased 777-200s - No 772As, ERs: PW N223UA, GE N77012, N78013 and non-Polaris N77014. Depending on when the leases expired, UA should probably dump 1999 N77014 and consider dumping N223UA/N77012/N78013. Regarding other 772s, some of the 772A units are newer than some 772ER...

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Damn, what a shame. I love the look of the DL 77Ls and their big blue GE90s.

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1260341576682754049?s=21

The first Lufthansa 777X D-ABTA has rolled out


Technically one of the prototypes is an LH frame.

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

If I remember correctly 787 and A350 reached 40k ft early in their initial test flight programs. I do not know why the 777x did not cruise level early on in the program. I looked up the 787 and posted it up-thread, but as I recall it the first two frames had a fair number of flights under them befo...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

A friend on the inside told me that FL 30+ not possible because of pressure loads on aft cargo door. I hope this is joke, right? Not sure! Well, that was the reason many here gave for it not going over FL 20, right? If it flies over FL 30, then I will assume FL 35 not possible because of the aft ca...

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 01, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10777

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

That video is wild, plane just turns and moves in the opposite direction of the wind? Unless I’m blind and mistaking the wind direction. Could also not be a perfectly level surface or something, idk.

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 01, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

morrisond wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Am I seeing things or the 777X sits taller then the 77W?


It does


Did they build in extra height for a possible future stretch?


I think it's more so for engine clearance for the larger GE9X

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by ikolkyo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

30,000ft and counting for N779XW currently, all the talk can now be put to bed.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status ... 2832716800


It has already completed its flight today.
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Revelation wrote:
KPAE_Spotter confirms 2nd 779, N779XX, is flying today.

Image

https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status ... 2832716800


It has already completed its flight today.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://fr24.com/BOE001/246dea8a
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Meanwhile N779XW has also just taken off from BFI
https://fr24.com/BOE001/246dea8a

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by ikolkyo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

[twoid][/twoid] WH002 (N779XX) showing up on FR24 at PAE. Hopefully they've resolved the issue they had yesterday and we're able to see #2 take flight today. EDIT: Not sure if it's an error, but it seems like N779XX has just taken off from PAE. It has Indeed, 2 airworthy 777Xs. Here is a video https...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 29184?s=21
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N779XX, the 2nd 777-9 is currently undergoing taxi test. I think first flight is near, almost flew before COVID shutdowns.

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 29184?s=21

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by ikolkyo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Aviator34ID wrote:
Nothing today on FR24. :(


I sent that early in the morning, flight is scheduled for Thursday 4/23.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244281

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 07360?s=21
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N779XW will fly tomorrow, https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 07360?s=21

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by ikolkyo
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63102

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I have always said the MAX 8 has a place in the fleet.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15160

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

This seems a bit much, no?

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by ikolkyo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A330 involved in a shooting
Replies: 29
Views: 16062

Re: Air France A330 involved in a shooting

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 64486?s=21
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Aircraft is back in Paris
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 64486?s=21

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by ikolkyo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 5908

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Wow, certainly wasn't expecting this. US Navy orders 18 additional P-8s. That's a nice government aid disguised as a top-off order... Anyway. For whatever reason, it keeps being repeated here that the 737NG-specific parts are no longer produced; so, how can the US Navy order additional P8s? Did Boe...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

Re: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX

Look at that GE90 just bobbing around, insane.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

Re: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?

United is continuing the former Continental style registrations on their 787s and 777-300ERs. American employs a similar scheme on some of their A319s and also used to on the A300 fleet, where the last 3 digits of the registration correspond to the ship number, often times followed by a random lett...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

Re: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?

United is continuing the former Continental style registrations on their 787s and 777-300ERs. American employs a similar scheme on some of their A319s and also used to on the A300 fleet, where the last 3 digits of the registration correspond to the ship number, often times followed by a random lett...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 43750

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Looks like the QR 787-9s are beginning to heading back to Doha, A7-BHA/G are in the air.

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