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by rufusmi
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carolinas Aviation Museum closes today until 2022.
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Carolinas Aviation Museum closes today until 2022.

Good thing I visited in April!

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by rufusmi
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: One-big-airport nations

Qatar only has one big airport, DOH, with only 4 airports total in the whole country.

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by rufusmi
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5406

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

oldannyboy wrote:
Wow, congrats to French Bee, the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on!


It’s not comfy in their configuration!

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by rufusmi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18236

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Maybe it’s because they’re ordering the Spacejet ;)

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by rufusmi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4345

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

Midwestindy wrote:
Looks like JAX and MSY


Source? G4?

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by rufusmi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

TWA772LR wrote:
Are there even 16 different commercial aircraft being produced?


A320neo
737 MAX
A220
MRJ
E-jet
E2
SSJ
MC21
C919
737NG
A320ceo
CRJ

Welp that’s 12. Most of which are completely unrealistic.

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by rufusmi
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 422
Views: 101614

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

At least for now, any A223s to be operated on the N-register are planned to be built there. Production is supposed to start June/July 2020 (!) and ramp to a capacity of 4/month. Am I correct in understanding "N-register" is the N in N114DU number for Delta and it signifies a USA based air...

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by rufusmi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10241

Re: Delta A220 route additions

DL has an open RFP at SBN for a SBN-JFK flight. I can see when DL get's enough of the A220's in service it would free up some of the CRJ7's and 9's where they can finally offer the flight. With Project Propel working and enplanements up 27% this is a future possibility. Propel is a joke. Delta has ...

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by rufusmi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest Class C in the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Busiest Class C in the USA

MDW has to be up there too

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by rufusmi
Thu May 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Cebu Pacific could choose between the A330neo and B787 for up to 16 frames. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cebuair-orders/philippines-cebu-air-close-to-buying-a330neo-or-b787-aircraft-idUSKCN1T015G Definitely see this one going Airbus. They use 9 abreast in their a330ceo, and with that config a...

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by rufusmi
Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5920

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

stuff wrote:
Air New Zealand has "big ambitions" to fly its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners between Auckland to New York


Good luck with that

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by rufusmi
Sat May 25, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7141

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

PixelPilot wrote:
Marketing bull for the masses. Clearly they didn't build them. They just bought them.
I will say same thing when one of the Nth Embraers erm Boeings takes off with similar sticker.


So every “Nth” Bombardier CRJ is still really a Canadair product?

They just bought them.

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by rufusmi
Tue May 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37298

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Doesn't this also mean that the A220 is much more economic than previously thought and for shorter hops like those done by Swiss Air or Air Baltic it is burning less fuel and needs to onload less fuel than previously proscribed which still further compounds the improved fuel economy. Not necessaril...

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by rufusmi
Thu May 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19336

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

It should be a sin to switch to Pepsi and not have Mountain Dew

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by rufusmi
Thu May 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3827

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

GRR has a park with picnic tables and restrooms with probably one of the best views of an active runway in the US. Just wish there was a little more traffic...

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by rufusmi
Mon May 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313232

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

… … The first of the four new SQ ’s http://imgup.nl/images/2016/11/23/ABlogoSL.png . A380-844plus (MTOW: 578.000 kg / 1.274.272 lb) aircraft, with the single-class cabin configuration Y747 and powered by four https://imgup.nl/images/2019/03/27/RR-23-P.png . Trent XWB-84 , three-shaft, high-bypass, ...

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by rufusmi
Thu May 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

I got my private pilots license about 8 months ago and motion sickness was a big obstacle I had to overcome (if that’s what you’re referring to). Ever since I was a kid it was something I had a hard time with. However, it got significantly better as I went through my training, to the point that on t...

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by rufusmi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313232

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

When will the first EY 35K (MSN 290) come out of paint? It’s been in XFW for about 3 weeks now.

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by rufusmi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313232

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I trust this site, it is usually very accurate. KR/Airboe No it isn't. Airbus has 890 orders for the A350, that site says 939. I have no idea where they get that number from. Also Airbus delivered 263 frames (of which 260 flew away) and they only go as high as 256. I think they’re referring to the ...

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by rufusmi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years
Replies: 23
Views: 3779

Re: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years

Is Emirates stock traded publically anywhere? It would be a huge violation of laws if CEO is commenting on results before declaring them. Equivalent to Elon Musk's "Taking Tesla Private at 420 tweet". (Which led to his removal as CEO of Tesla by SEC) Emirates is government owned, not publ...

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by rufusmi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44376

Re: WN looking at A220

MAX7 has a maximum capacity of 172 (at high density, 29 inches of seat pitch) A220-100 has a maximum capacity of 135 (also high density) A220-300 is 160 max Are they currently looking at the A220 in general, or just one??? Personally, I would think that they would go for the 100, because it has muc...

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by rufusmi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44376

Re: WN looking at A220

Gulfstream500 wrote:
SEU wrote:
Does the MAX-7 have slightly higher capacity


MAX7 has a maximum capacity of 172 (at high density, 29 inches of seat pitch)

A220-100 has a maximum capacity of 135 (also high density)


A220-300 is 160 max

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by rufusmi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777
Replies: 47
Views: 7999

Re: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777

Interesting comment coming from someone who thinks MSY-CDG would work because of the connection to France. You mean like the flights between Montreal and Tunis and Algeria and DTW-AMM ? Not all ethnic traffic is equal. Is there a huge demand from those Iraqi communities for travel to Iraq? Don’t as...

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by rufusmi
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Qatar Airways

a320 family
A7-AHx
A7-ADx
A7-LAx

a330
A7-ACx
A7-AEx

a340
A7-AGx

a350
A7-ALx
A7-AMx
A7-ANx

a380
A7-APx

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by rufusmi
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers
Replies: 44
Views: 2693

Re: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers

Definitely add a category for charter airlines. Miami Air, Xtra Airways, Amerijet, etc

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by rufusmi
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 9170

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

WildcatYXU wrote:
MrBretz wrote:
On a related thought, are the regional jets FBW or more traditional technology like the 737?


The older regional jets are traditional. The CRJ 1000 has a FBW rudder. The E-jet, A220, MRJ and the SSJ100 are fully FBW.


I believe the E-jets are only partially FBW, however the E2 is fully FBW.

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by rufusmi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313232

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I never really understood why they made the A359ULR if they knew that only one airline would ever order it. I mean sure it's a relatively inexpensive variant and so the development costs weren't so much, but I would have expected that either they made a higher GW version available earlier (which pr...

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by rufusmi
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12900

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

I’m guessing Airbus simply offered the better deal. Finnair was an A350 customer before it became the XWB (basically what the A330neo is today), so I’m guessing they got a screaming deal on the XWB.

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by rufusmi
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 422
Views: 101614

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Have there been any new frames? If not then why the holdup? Here's the current status of frames with activity in the month of March. A220-100 N107DU (MSN 50026) delivered YMX-ATL March 1, 2019 N109DU (MSN 50028) delivered YMX-ATL March 13, 2019 N110DU (MSN 50029) 3rd test flight YMX-YMX March 19, 2...

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by rufusmi
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 422
Views: 101614

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/red-wings/

Would the leasing company have opportunistically found a higher paying customer ?


Wonder who they’ll go to. They’re either in production already or are about to be.
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HaulSudson wrote:
Red Wings scraps its A220 plans.

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/red-wings/

Would the leasing company have opportunistically found a higher paying customer ?


Wonder who they’ll go to. They’re either in production already or are about to be.

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by rufusmi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 93105

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

OA940 wrote:
Sorry for the spam in this thread, but will Boeing continue to build MAXs regularly? I doubt they'll be allowed to fly them now and they are gonna run out of space at the factories soon enough


I have a similar question, where are they going to be parking MAXes awaiting delivery?

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by rufusmi
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX
Replies: 24
Views: 3304

Re: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX

This guy is unbelievable how he over steps his powers. Take note of this people once again he's telling you who he is. Nothing more than another publicity stunt to get Americans to believe he's keeping them safe through his scare tactics. He’s not overstepping. The FAA is hierarchically under the P...

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by rufusmi
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714040

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

TWA902fly wrote:
So despite these groundings, I currently see 3 Ethiopian 737 MAX 8's in flight, 6 in China (from 3 different airlines), 3 Norwegian, 4 Thomson, etc. What gives?

'902


It’s a glitch. The only MAXes in the air right now are over North America.

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by rufusmi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4195

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

No, there are differences between the NEO and CEO. Training is needed for all. How is this different from the MAX? It seems pilots were just thrown on that type without further training. Of course, this isn’t correct at all. There is training between the NG and the MAX. This is A.net so a lot of in...

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by rufusmi
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4195

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

These are training flights for pilots. Why do they need to train pilots on the neo? Shouldn’t their existing A320 pilots be able to fly the neo without additional training? No, there are differences between the NEO and CEO. Training is needed for all. How is this different from the MAX? It seems pi...

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by rufusmi
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4195

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

B757capt wrote:
These are training flights for pilots.


Why do they need to train pilots on the neo? Shouldn’t their existing A320 pilots be able to fly the neo without additional training?

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by rufusmi
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 61
Views: 18413

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

TW870 wrote:
8107 has already been delivered, and I believe 8108-8110 have all flown at least once in Mirabel. That means they should hit all targets for new A220 routes that have already been announced.


Only 8109 has flown out of 8108-8110

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by rufusmi
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385814

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Aircraft is N1217A, a 26 year old 767 freighter operated by Atlas for Amazon

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by rufusmi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finding flghts
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Finding flghts

Google Flights

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by rufusmi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22757

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy? Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/...

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by rufusmi
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms

hOMSaR wrote:
Is the GP7000 still being built?


Considering the entire remaining backlog has been RR for some time, I’m going to guess it’s a no.

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by rufusmi
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW/DL 744s vs UA 744s
Replies: 39
Views: 3391

Re: NW 744s vs UA 744s

questions wrote:
compensateme wrote:
744 built for NW were identified as 747-451; UA’s were 747-422.


When Boeing designates a 744 aircraft as “-451” or “-422” what does it mean? I believe Boeing also uses similar designations for other aircraft. Does Airbus use a similar naming convention?


Customer codes.

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by rufusmi
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's GE A333s
Replies: 27
Views: 5873

Re: Delta's GE A333s

The GE versions with high MTOW are just more flexible all round. They can lift extra cargo or fuel, and the fuel burn on the GEs is much better. Delta presumably also wanted to ensure their fleet is not too slanted towards Rolls Royce, just as they stated when they were taking the 757. Having multi...

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by rufusmi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 70
Views: 12878

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

Any interior photos? This is supposed to be the basis for the retrofit of all the other A321s

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by rufusmi
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313232

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

MSN 290 (EY#1) has rolled out of FAL (unfortunately white tail) And so the rumours are true. Now will they cancel the entirety of the order? Or will they keep some? An A350 leaving the FAL with a white tail does not mean the order is cancelled. A few others have left the FAL with white tails and ha...

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by rufusmi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16048

Re: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?

Agree here...they played catchup both times and got smacked for it. When boeing leads they make huge scores, when they follow they have less success. Their product offerings have Airbus on the ropes in widebody and the 380 program's albatross makes it possible BA could release a better small aircra...

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by rufusmi
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY A330 at JFK?
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: EY A330 at JFK?

Indeed. https://onemileatatime.com/air-serbia-etihad-a330/

Their single A330 is in for a heavy check so they’re leasing one from Etihad temporarily.

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by rufusmi
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313232

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

When does the first KU 359 enter the FAL? Supposedly they’re entering service in 2019.

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by rufusmi
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 131
Views: 51895

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wtto


Ah, I didn’t know they finally built the A380neo! ;)
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qf789 wrote:
Test Aircraft A388neo F-WTTO positioned LDE-TLS

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wtto


Ah, I didn’t know they finally built the A380neo! ;)

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