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by Boair
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Creative and cool airline name ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: Creative and cool airline name ideas

In Morocco we had Jet4you at one time... I always liked that name

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by Boair
Tue May 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4135

Re: Engine failure question

Corsair did it a few times. 747-400 departing La Reunion, birdstrike on one engine so they had to shut it down during climb. Rather than turning back, they decided to continue to Paris Orly (12 hours of flight). I remember hearing liveatc and the ATC reaction when he asked the pilots if they had bee...

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by Boair
Tue May 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3610

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

In many occasions I had the oportunity to visit the flight deck in flight or jumpseat during landing or T/O with Air France and Transavia. I just ask the pilots during boarding, or give them a letter explaining that I am an avgeek and it work 40-50% of the time (at least on the European flights).

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by Boair
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19436

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

But if KLM has the 777-300ERs why do they need A350s? The 773 has got both the capacity and the range You could argue the same for AF, which has one of the largest 777-300ER fleets of the world. Ignoring commonality it makes more sense to allocate the higher capacity new planes at KL because they a...

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by Boair
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4975

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Paris CDG (CDG) ...N-American airport: Houston (IAH) ...S-American airport: Caracas (CCS) ...Asian airport: Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville (SGN) ...African airport: Casablanca (CMN) ...aircraft: Air France Boeing 747-400 (I don't have the reg unfortunately) ...widebody aircraft: Air France B...

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by Boair
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3264

Re: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019

I would love to fly it unfortunately to get to MJZ or IKT I can't find a ticket for less than 300-400 € round trip...

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by Boair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?
Replies: 26
Views: 3887

Re: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?

Many airlines operate 9 abreast A330: Corsair, XL Airways, Air Caraibe, Air Transat, French Bee just to name a few

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by Boair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8798

Re: Imperial System

How the French manage is something else entirely.... :rotfl: I believe it is something like "cent quatre-vingt neuf" which is 100 + (4 x 20) + 9 But in order to be certain, I wrote "one hundred and eighty nine" into Google Translate; apparently the French translation is "18...

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by Boair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8798

Re: Imperial System

Why would you rearrange the order of digits in a number? Consistency of order. If you normally read from most significant digit to least, why would you flip the order for dates? Why would you not keep it consistent across clock times? Why do you assume the year is the most significant digit? In gen...

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by Boair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 5792

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

A UX A333 is about to land in CCS in a couple hours. Who's flying it back to MAD tonight? I'm assuming the crew that went back early was supposed to fly it tonight. It seems now flights to CCS will be via PUJ (where UX has already an operation and Globalia has lost of investments) Pretty similar to...

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by Boair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan
Replies: 37
Views: 19289

Re: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan

janders wrote:
Engine change and any additional repairs won't be easy in ABJ.
Guess AF will be leasing an AN124 to deliver spare engine soon.


I believe they could also ferry the plane back to CDG on 3 engine.

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by Boair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 5792

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

Why are airlines like AF, TK, IB, and TP still flying into CCS? Are there that many people travelling in/out of Venezuela that they're able to make money on these flights? AC and all of the US carriers have pulled out long ago due to the financial issues associated with a country who's currency is ...

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by Boair
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that fly only long-haul
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Airlines that fly only long-haul

While not entirely long haul (they operate a small short haul section) I think Air Transat deserves to be mentioned. It's even in their name, Transat is short for Trans Atlantic. Sorry but I disagree... You are talking about an airline that operate around 30 737/A321 so definitely not a "small...

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by Boair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A pair of Atlas Air 747-400s in ZRH
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Re: A pair of Atlas Air 747-400s in ZRH

They bring passengers for the wedding of a rich indian in St Moritz

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by Boair
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that operated all variants of a type
Replies: 29
Views: 1755

Re: Airlines that operated all variants of a type

For the A320 CEO Family, Air France, Avianca, British Airways and Frontier operate or operated all the models (A318/A319/A320/A321). Being more specific, only Air France really operated all the variants (A318-100, A319-100, A320-100, A320-200, A321-100, A321-200). British Airways is only missing the...

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by Boair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

https://bit.ly/2Maq09B
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LAX772LR wrote:
...but Joon is supposedly going away, so????


They are. A320 and A321 will be painted back in Air France colors but A340 won't. As they leave the fleet in 2021, AF stated that it was not worth to send them back to the paint shop.

Link: https://bit.ly/2Maq09B

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by Boair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

georgiabill wrote:
What happens to Joon's A340 are they phased out as Joon winds down or will the fly for AF?


They will stay until 2021, operated by Air France but in Joon's colors

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by Boair
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 22832

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

The A220-100 could be for HOP! and current A318 mainline routes. (what’s the seat limit under HOP!?). The A220-300 could be for A319 routes plus the Caribbean island hopper fleet (bringing those A320s back to France with 3 A220-300s at PTP). No such thing as a seat limit for hop. There are no rules...

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by Boair
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 22832

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

A220 order will make sense, Air France have a large A318 and A319 fleet that is ageing:
Youngest A318 is 12, oldest 15
Youngest A319 is 13, oldest 22

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by Boair
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 213
Views: 27942

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Not a lot of flights for the moment:

Flown:
29/01: AF1304 Joon CDG-FCO A321

Booked:
11/02: AF1105 Joon FCO-CDG A320
16/02: A5711 Avanti Air ORY-LDE F100
16/02: A5712 Avanti Air LDE-ORY F100
18/02: AF1496 Air France CDG-CMN A320
19/03: AF1897 Air France CMN-CDG A320

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by Boair
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! become Air France Hop
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Hop! become Air France Hop

This was already discussed here but I tought a proper topic will be better. In the continuity of Benjamin Smith's consolidation of Air France brand, Hop! will become Air France Hop and A5 code will disapear in the next few months. Aircrafts will slowly be painted in the new livery (almost identical ...

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by Boair
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antalya airport hit by a tornado
Replies: 27
Views: 4581

Antalya airport hit by a tornado

Antalya airport was hit by tornadoes this morning. 12 people were injured when a bus was impacted. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022719433794.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022719621915.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022720207839.jpg htt...

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by Boair
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93129

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

First glimpse

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by Boair
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10063

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

So it look like Air France will keep the A340 in Joon's colors until 2021. The A32X will slowly be painted back in Air France livery. Joon is set to disapear in Jun/July. More interesting, the 6 first A350 will be painted in Air France colors but in Joon's configuration. Link in french: https://www....

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by Boair
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18228

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Look like they were on the wrong runway:

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by Boair
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2866

Re: Your best flights of 2018

My best flight of 2018 was by far MAD-HAV on Cubana Ilyushin 96. Boarding and unboarding this plane by stairs is just crazy. I could also list: 2. Air Transat A310 YUL-BOD, my first (and probably last) flight on the type. 3. Delta MD88 ATL-YYZ, an other new entry for me (yes, never flew the MD80 bef...

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by Boair
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10063

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Must be costly to repaint the aircraft have have recently been repainted :roll: Least AF will benefit the new interiors on those 'old' 340s. Having flown Joon LH not too long ago, I was surprised to see a new cabin and IFE specific to Joon. Wonder if AF will take over the routes that Joon had comme...

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by Boair
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4098

Re: Upcoming airplane retirements

1989worstyear wrote:
What about the AA E190's?

EDIT: Glazed over next year's entries :banghead:

Any news regarding Royal Air Maroc and the 767's?


One left the fleet in December (CN-ROV). No news about the 2 others.


Virgin 744 2021
Corsair 744 2021

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by Boair
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

Re: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9

Slightly off topic - but are these 789's used for expansion, or are they replacing the 2000-2002 built 763's? I keep seeing conflicting statements. Both. One of the 767 will exit the fleet in December (CN-ROV) and the first 789 will just replace it and add capacity on some routes replacing the 788 ...

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by Boair
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34765

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

I'm not a Ram fan too. Bad connections in CMN, low cost service and specialist of loss of lugage to West Africa. But I'm not a OW fan too ! I prefer fly *A ! Low cost service ? Sure, a hot meal on a 2 hours flight, free 23 kg checked lugage and free seat selection (including emergency row) is defin...

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by Boair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 9506

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

I wonder how they will replace all this capacity... Hop! is short of plane and pilots during summer and they have been leasing a lot recently (Avanti Air F100, Cello RJ100, Jota RJ100, Bulgaria Air E190 and A319).

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by Boair
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48877

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

stylo777 wrote:
which routes are currently served by AF 380s`?


JFK, LAX, JNB, MEX, ABJ, PVG year round and MIA/SFO seasonally

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by Boair
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9661

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382487&p=20876183#p20876183

This is a special livery that will be applied to their first 787-9 and the first 737 MAX 8 only.
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Discussed here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382487&p=20876183#p20876183

This is a special livery that will be applied to their first 787-9 and the first 737 MAX 8 only.

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by Boair
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309101

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

First 789 for Royal Air Maroc LN783 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsLreg0V4AANJGL.jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1063671415306502145 The addition of red on the tail could suggest a special livery (or a new livery!!) :scratchchin: You are right. Royal Air Maroc unveiled the...

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by Boair
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16112

Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 suffered a runway excursion early this morning at Cheddi Jagan International Airport: http://demerarawaves.com/2018/11/09/fly-jamaica-plane-crash-lands-at-cheddi-jagan-airport-five-injured/ Five persons were injured and rushed to hospital. https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/201...

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by Boair
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9549

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

When Air France withdrawn the 747, pilots were given the choice between A320 family and 777. In both case they kept their salaries.

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by Boair
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR I think they exceeded it several times over, but surely not the passenger carrying fleet. Aeroflot was everything civil aviation in the USSR, which included crop dusters, helicopters, research aircraft, etc, IIRC. I was reading recen...

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by Boair
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 7636

Re: Unusual airline routes

Singapore Airlines SIN-MAN-IAH come to mind. Or TAAG LAD-HAV.

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by Boair
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6395

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

fallap wrote:
I was downgraded from an Antonov 24 to an Antonov 140 on the Lviv - Kiev route! :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :hissyfit: :sorry:


You are lucky. This is the only AN 140 in regular service in the world currently.

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by Boair
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6395

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Got an upgrade from a 737-800 to Royal Air Maroc sole 747-400 on CMN-ORY. Also got 787-8 instead of 738.

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by Boair
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Registration Help
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Lufthansa Registration Help

Hello,

Your aircraft was an E-195, D-AEMC

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by Boair
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5267

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

x12 Air France 747-400
x1 Royal Air Maroc 747-400

I flew for the first time on a Air France 747, so I really love the 747. Hope to log some other 744 before they go.

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by Boair
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16321

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Up to 5 weekly flights starting March 31th for the entire 2019 summer season; Operated by Airbus A330 equipped with the latest travel cabins and a capacity of 224 seats; Air France’s 13th destination in the US. Starting March 31th, 2019, Air France will fly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Dallas (U...

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by Boair
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airlines still with the 737
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Re: European airlines still with the 737

They are about 1500 737 flying in Europe, this is not what I call in danger ...

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by Boair
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5977

Re: Punchiest airliners

The one that most surprised me was the 757-200. Flew it for the first time a few months ago on a long trip (LIS-EWR) and that was one powerful T/O.
Other powerful plane that I have experienced are A318, 747 (that was a 2 hours flight), 789 (1 hours flight) or Dash 8.

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by Boair
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight

SR380 wrote:
Didn't the airline plan a single 748 or 388 to replace it?



It was rumored., but as they will receive 4 787-9, I dont think we will see a RAM 748 or A380.

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by Boair
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6355

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Just flew IL-96 a few weeks ago. Probably my best catch, as this is the only one left in commercial service.

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by Boair
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

smi0006 wrote:
When they were at the high point in the AF fleet, how many did AF have? Where were the sent? Mostly states or a bit of Asia too?


Peak was between 2001 and 2005. At the time they had 22, down to 21 after the one lost in YYZ. Then they had 21 until 2007 when they started retiring the type.

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