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by The777Man
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE 9055
Replies: 6
Views: 1778

Re: KE 9055

Philippine Airlines have been flying there a lot too.

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by The777Man
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 506
Views: 118262

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

With so many new Maxes destined for Chinese airlines, perhaps they are getting ready to start taking delivery again ? Otherwise, why build the airplanes ?

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by The777Man
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 368
Views: 78536

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Very nice for you to get CS-TQX at VCV. It made a visit to LAX about 3 years ago. It actually has a passenger interior and was used for flight to MAD mostly. It was used as a VIP plane before P4-SKN was delivered but with regular interior. I think i have seen some pics of the interior on their Faceb...

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by The777Man
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 61154

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

RobK wrote:
1698 is DHL for operation by AeroLogic but has a Southern Air N-reg allocation, likewise 1700. 1701-1706 FDX FDX CKK EVA FDX EVA.


Perhaps DHL changed the allocation to Southern Air from AeroLogic ?

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by The777Man
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 25923

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

PR could easily get a lot of 789s for cheap as there are lot of ex-Norwegian parked in the dessert. No need to buy new expensive 338s when they can get better long haul planes that are already built. But I don't see PR adding any planes at this time.....

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by The777Man
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 61154

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Why would any airline want to buy a new 777-200LR? There are plenty of them parked in the desert. If I owned the production slot for that plane, I would sell it to an airline that flues the 777F. It's not an airline order. It's an order from Turkmenhowayollary Agency (Turkmenistan State) probably f...

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by The777Man
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 61154

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Geoff1947 wrote:
744SPX wrote:
Wait: 1691 is a 200LR? or is it a BBJ?


It’s both.


Not necessarily; Turkmenistan flies both a 77L for the government (EZ-A777) and two as regular passenger planes (EZ-A778 and EZ-A779). I don't remember reading of this last 77L will be a VIP plane or regular passenger plane.

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by The777Man
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 61154

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Would Boeing still end 777 300 production if the 777 9 is running behind. ??? I'm quite sure Boeing will slot a 77W or 77L in the production line should any new orders come, but that's unlikely now given the travel downturn. By the time travel picks up to pre-2020 levels again, the 779 will be in s...

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by The777Man
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 9209

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021

Personally, I'm looking forward to the Air Cargo study that LAWA is preparing to commission. Will be interesting to parse the redevelopment scenarios arising from the study. I would expect some of the existing cargo facilities along Imperial Hwy, and most of the Century Cargo Complex (CCC or, forme...

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by The777Man
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

TC957 wrote:
Noshow wrote:
Who ordered the remaining LR please? Some VIP?

Supposed to be the second VIP one for Azerbaijan.


Boeing's site shows it's for Turkmenistan Airlines.

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by The777Man
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Judging backlog, look like last few 777s left mean end of production in Q1 2021?

Then the switch to the X-family.


No. There are still 37 77F and one 777-200/LR to be built.

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by The777Man
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744116

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

United has been having problems in SEA for a very long time; UA used to have the whole North Satellite and is down to 3 or 4 gates.... The777Man United has held a status quo at SEA for years, serving that station from our hubs only. The suspension of EWR and LAX are temporary and will return as dem...

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by The777Man
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744116

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

Meanwhile, IAH-SEA was reduced to just a daily flight. ORD-SEA was too. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, there is just 1 SFO-SEA flight... Ouch! (2 flights on Thu - Mon). United must be having a lot of trouble in Seattle. LAX-SEA GONE (previous month: 2x daily) EWR-SEA GONE (previous month: 1x daily) IA...

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by The777Man
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 90059

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

rlwynn wrote:
Right now there is a UA 777 Nurnberg-Savannah. Strange route indeed. Has to be cargo.


Perhaps military charter ?

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by The777Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?
Replies: 28
Views: 4445

Re: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?

Never heard that phrase before either but I think it refers to the joint maintenance pool and cooperation that existed between some European Airlines. I think it included AY, SK, KL, SN, SR, IB and AZ and specifically for the DC-10 that all of these airlines flew. I could be wrong..

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by The777Man
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 16653

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Well, it's official, Delta is going to be expediting the renovation at LAX with the whole thing done (T2/T3/TBIT connector) in mid 2023. A few questions: 1) How many gates will this add? 2) Will T3 get its own customs area? 3) Will DL keep using TBIT when the construction is finished? https://news....

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by The777Man
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The 2 777-300ERs ordered by KLM were the last order for the model ( series), in July 2019. I’m thinking they might be the last two to be built as well. Geoff You're probably right, just don't see the PK ones being built, not the 3 for BOC / TG, which leaves the remaining SU ones outstanding which a...

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by The777Man
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 167307

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n709dn


Technically, it's a -200/LR.....sad to see them parked. Not that old the DL LRs...

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VCVSpotter wrote:
Delta 777-200ER N709DN flying LAX-VCV as DL9977 for retirement.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n709dn


Technically, it's a -200/LR.....sad to see them parked. Not that old the DL LRs...

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by The777Man
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO served multiple LA area airports with one flight, how many other carriers did this?
Replies: 43
Views: 7807

Re: CO served multiple LA area airports with one flight, how many other carriers did this?

TW had a JFK-PHX-LAX in 1993-94 with a 762 which isn't as short as the ones mentioned but great for me as I couldn't get on the nonstop to LAX.

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by The777Man
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone remember the LA basin airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5632

Re: Does anyone remember the LA basin airline

Very interesting ! Seems to have been a Torrance based airline since all of the above itineraries have TOA in there.

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by The777Man
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Thanks Stitch.....maybe TG will take these as a replacement for some older 77W's that might be coming up for lease expiry, or to replace the 6 77E's they still have. But I wouldn't be surprised if these 3 get built as white tails and then desert stored. They could use them to replace the 380s and 7...

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by The777Man
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

RobK wrote:
Dynasty freighter, 2x KLMs, 3x Thais and Turmenistan LR all coming in quick succession after the 4th BA.


3x Thai ? As in TG ?

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by The777Man
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12094

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

When will cargo operations be consolidated at IST from ISL ?

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by The777Man
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 8335

Re: TWA 747 Operations

In the 70's you had TW760/761 SFO-LAX-LHR-CDG all 747. There were also 747's between ORD and LAS in the 70's. In 1980 there was TW904/903 JFK-MAD-BCN. MAD-BCN was really short. Indeed, BCN was replaced as a tag from LIS. I think at times it was also served nonstop. There was also a blink-and-you-mi...

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by The777Man
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 17528

Re: Long Thanh Int'l Airport: Construction and Development Thread

Antaras wrote:
Currently on wikipedia, the airport's site has been updated with its new IATA/ICAO code.
Don't know if is it true.
Image



Not correct for the IATA code. I just checked their website and it's the city code for London, United Kingdom.

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by The777Man
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations
Replies: 50
Views: 8829

Re: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations

EWR-LHR was the last 747SP route for UA and as was mentioned an early 777 route.

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by The777Man
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) news and discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 5181

Re: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong

More on the airline. HK CAA confirms its processing the application for proposed new airline backed by Shenzhen tycoon owner of Donghai Airlines. Sources say the airline intends to use Boeing 737 aircraft which might be sourced from Donghai that operates 23 and has 25 MAX on order. Some of the star...

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by The777Man
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744116

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

Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. Aircraft are all going onward...

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by The777Man
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 167307

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

What is the closest airport to VCV that most of the U.S airlines could put a aircraft into revenue service instead of racking up non revenue cycles/hours? Seems wasteful to deadhead a aircraft when you could plop it into scheduled service & earn revenue getting the aircraft to its regular base....

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by The777Man
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5399

First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?

Which airline was the first to fly non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ? I looked at DepartedFlights.com and came up with Varig in 1989 but perhaps Pan Am or Braniff flew the route previously ?

Many Thanks

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by The777Man
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 22147

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Very nice tribute and very nice pictures ! Hope to see it at LAX before it goes to VCV.

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by The777Man
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 56825

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

That's a big drop in just one day from 13 to 14 July.....

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by The777Man
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000
Replies: 13
Views: 3342

Re: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000

Wow... We knew this was coming, but still, the reality of it all is beginning to set in. 15,000 flight attendants, 11,000 customer service and gate agents, 5,500 maintenance, and 2,250 pilots. (Just guessing, this translates into around 200 fewer aircraft?) This does not include managerial and HQ s...

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by The777Man
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-SZX 7/1
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: LAX-SZX 7/1

No, it's actually fairly normal. Usually two China Eastern and and two-four Hainan so perhaps an extra flight or two but nothing too strange.

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by The777Man
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 167307

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VTALV


it did arrive according to FR24.

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VCVSpotter wrote:
After getting fooled plenty of times by Air India Government 777-300ER VT-ALV, maybe now it's actually coming to SBD???? It's half-way across Arizona which is further than its usual 'test pattern.'

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VTALV


it did arrive according to FR24.

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by The777Man
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11721

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

In July 1992 I flew LGW-STL on TW 721. I don't have any documentation of the aircraft type, but for years have believed it to have been an L1011 based on my memory of the seat layout. The timetable from that summer sadly doesn't list the A/C type. Anyone know of a place where this info might live? ...

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by The777Man
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11721

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Love watching the videos and learning all the details. As a local now and having a father-in-law that worked for TWA at JFK and now of course the TWA Hotel this is all rather fascinating. From this 1992 video at around 6:25 it has signage in Terminal 5 for China Airlines. Interesting partner to sha...

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by The777Man
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11721

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

TW also flew to CPH, ARN and FBU (OSL) for a few years starting around 1988 or so and lasting until Oct92 I think. As for BCN, in 1993, the BCN flight continued to NCE that was flown for that one summer season. TW 908 operated JFK-BCN-NCE and return. Equipment was a 762. TW also flew CDG-LAX nonstop...

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by The777Man
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Thanks RobK, but according to the Lufthansa Group Fleet website, 1675 will be a 777-9 D-ABTD. To follow up on my earlier response, 1675 still showing G-STBO as of today. 1657 still showing for Volga-Dnepr UK as N50281 with VQ-BAB historical (I see a recent photo from Matt Cawby confirms this - BAB ...

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by The777Man
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN
Replies: 25
Views: 4208

Re: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN

Funny thing is that no MS 77W showed up at SAL yet....

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by The777Man
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 104041

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

HJM wrote:
Observed a B777 operated by PR this morning (june 10) at YVR.


That was PR 8117 from BGI and continuing to CRK as a repatriation flight of cruise ship crew.

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VCVSpotter wrote:
{Insert expletives} Air India 777-300ER VT-ALW was repainted at SBD into the new presidential scheme:

Image

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 2618033154



WOW!

Very nice!

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by The777Man
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

TC957, all I can say at this time is that Lufthansa report doesn't match my data. It's perhaps worth mentioning that the 777 firing order is seeing reshuffles nearly every month in the future allocations. Some 777Fs have recently changed. I will recheck later this month. VCVspot, ln 1656 A7-BKA. Th...

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by The777Man
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 167307

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Air India (Government VIP) 777-300ER VT-ALW flew out of SBD a few moments ago, does anybody know where it is headed/if this is a test flight? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vt-alw#249e23a5 Thanks for the info! I hope it's coming back...... No info on this flight this morning...I check ...

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by The777Man
Fri May 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 225067

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Any idea if N416AN is stored in PIT ? It was delivered in late February this year and I think it's the only 32Q from AA that is not flying at the moment.

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by The777Man
Tue May 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 89209

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Any idea when the CZ 777s will be delivered ?

There are 3 there now; one 77W (B-20E7) and two 77Fs; B-20EM and B-20EN. Especially cargo planes you would think would be very sought after at this time.

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by The777Man
Sun May 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14734

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Ziyulu wrote:
Does anyone know if CZ, EK, and AF had 3-4-3 in the 90s when the 777 was first introduced? What is interesting is that CZ, went with 3-3-3 on its 773s.



CZ and EK both had 3-4-3 on their 777s from the beginning.

Air France and many others changed to 3-4-3 much later.

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by The777Man
Sun May 17, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14734

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Amazing how time flies! My favorite aircraft of all time. I first saw a United 777 doing an ETOPS test flight at LAX 1Apr95 before delivery and my first visit to Seattle was the day before delivery. My first flight on a 777 was on 7Sep95 and many more since. Very much looking forward to flying on th...

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by The777Man
Wed May 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3642

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

I checked some old JP Fleets International books but couldn't find the fleet numbers listed for the CommutAir Beech 1900C or Ds.

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by The777Man
Mon May 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 167307

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Any info on when Air India's VT-ALW will leave SBD ? When will VT-ALV take it's place there ? Thanks The777Man I've seen reports that both will be delivered circa July 2020. I will definitely be on the look out and will try to catch them. I don't know when VT-ALV will join, sorry. I am keeping an e...

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