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by trees
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 980
Views: 409234

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

JerseyFlyer wrote:
audidudi wrote:
Williamsb747 wrote:
Does MSN354 (SA#1) have a reg number yet.

MSN 354 will be ZS-SDA
MSN 365 will be ZS-SDB
MSN 226 (ex-HU) will become ZS-SDC
MSN 245 (ex-HU) will become ZS-SDD
At least I believe this will be the correct order!


So SAA will be getting 4?


6

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by trees
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 980
Views: 409234

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

audidudi wrote:
Williamsb747 wrote:
Does MSN354 (SA#1) have a reg number yet.

MSN 354 will be ZS-SDA
MSN 365 will be ZS-SDB
MSN 226 (ex-HU) will become ZS-SDC
MSN 245 (ex-HU) will become ZS-SDD
At least I believe this will be the correct order!


I heard that 354 and 365 will be ZS-SDE & SDF?

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by trees
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 980
Views: 409234

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Well yeah, but for clarity: I'm asking why AvGeeks have decided to randomly use that for airline designators, when no one in the industry does that? The origin is what I'm wondering. I think it was used on Boeing 737-700 as B73G Enviado do meu ASUS_X017DA através do Tapatalk J & G are different...

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by trees
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 31476

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

chrisfrommalawi wrote:
[Speaks loudly hoping SAA will hear] Wow an African airline refurbishing and updating its older aircraft interiors....


With what money?

DexSwart wrote:
Isn’t SA upgrading interiors on their A340’s? New business class in 1-2-1?


Nope

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by trees
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 99822

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
A330 -343 1012 C-GEGI Air Canada ferried 22aug19 GIG-LIS, CS-reg, Star Alliance cs prior delivery ex CS-TOW


Except it was flown as CS-TOW and flight tested the following day.


Because it hasn’t been delivered yet.

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by trees
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 26174

Re: SAA Leasing A350

the A346 leaves about 10t of 380t behind. Under the same conditions, the A343 will leave behind about 25t of only 277t. Just a slight correction: SAA's A346's lift 368t but they still do occasionally take a penalty on the JNB-JFK run in summer. The A343's lift 275t (ZS-SXG has a slightly lower MLW)

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by trees
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 26174

Re: SAA Leasing A350

chunhimlai wrote:
Should JNB build a new terminal for SA expansion?


No because SA have been shrinking.

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by trees
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 26174

Re: SAA Leasing A350

As per the Southern African thread. Aircraft are MSN 226 & 245. Both ex-Hainan machines and LATAM ntu's delivered in only January this year.

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by trees
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 26174

Re: SAA Leasing A350

It will be an airplane that was not delivered to Hong Kong Airlines and leased from Airbus. I know of one airplane, but it could be more. There are many ex-Hong Kong airplanes available. Why is HK Air not taking these 350 anymore? It would be a great replacement for their inferior and inconsistent ...

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by trees
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?
Replies: 20
Views: 3223

Re: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?

One of SAA’s A300’s is now an artificial reef off the Florida coast somewhere.

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by trees
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6248

Re: SAA CEO resigns

2002 is a long time ago to be a leader in the flat-race, don't you think? I disagree, on-board product is well below par today. Springbok J (on the A346 anyway) doesn't even come close to most other carriers product, be it the seat, or the cabin crew resting their feet in ice-buckets, nor the loung...

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by trees
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 9487

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

QF1607 wrote:
5. South African Airways - Replace the A340 ASAP, cut long haul route network to only the most profitable routes, reduce the number of J seats on all aircraft and a major shift in management.


This would kill them.

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by trees
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum weight for A333 centre tank activation?
Replies: 23
Views: 3376

Re: Minimum weight for A333 centre tank activation?

It doesn't come with the centre tank activated. It comes with the option to activate the centre tank which most airlines didn't opt for, and wasn't and option on previous weight variants.

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by trees
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 49096

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Any chance BA or LH would consider picking these frames up? Lufthansa has been shuffling around 5 of their A380s between FRA and MUC during the summer season, maybe with these aircraft they could keep their FRA A380 flights that they had previously and their new flights at MUC? Wrong engines, BA us...

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by trees
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SA 234/235 routing towards Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: SA 234/235 routing towards Germany

Avoiding French airspace due to the ATC strike. I’ve seen BA take a similar route before.

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by trees
Sat May 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final - Kiev
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Champions league final - Kiev

And SAA A346 ZS-SNC FRA-LPL-KBP-FRA yesterday

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by trees
Fri May 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4798

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Is there a separate switch for the tail illumination lights (managed by the cockpit), or are they on the same circuit as the other navigation lights? I mean, you wouldn't see the tail illumination int the daytime, but I can't imagine there's a "turn on tail illumination lights" in the pre...

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by trees
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

Re: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

I believe the doors were moved forward to accommodate the larger engines to leave enough space between jet bridges and air stairs etc.

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by trees
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 17895

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

Apparently I found out that 2 A320's ZS-SZY/SZZ and 1 A319 ZS-SFN was already grounded few months. SZY/SZZ were never intended to stay longer than 5 years, they were short term solutions to a sudden exodus of 2 737's in 2011 until SAA's own batch of A320's were delivered. SFN was returned to lessor...

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by trees
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A330-300 Johannesburg to London
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: SAA A330-300 Johannesburg to London

In the case of SAA's Johannesburg to New York route flown on A340-600's, the aircraft's max take off weight is limited by the max allowable take off speed of the undercarriage. That's not actually correct, the 346's are usually MTOW (368t) most nights on the JFK run. Does this not apply to the A330...

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by trees
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 995 dumps fuel and returns to JNB
Replies: 6
Views: 2756

Re: AF 995 dumps fuel and returns to ORTIA.

grjplanes wrote:
Apparently something to do with losing oil in one engine and then shutting it down...unconfirmed


That was the BA A380 that had an oil leak. AF had an issue with L/G.

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by trees
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

She was ferried home on Thursday as SA4204. Was back in service today on the JNB-CPT run.

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by trees
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

DL777200LR wrote:
it had engine issues coming into JFK but arrived without incident. On Pushback I believe none of the engines were able to be started.


Just FYI there were no issues coming into JFK at all. The first sign of anything wrong was when none of the engines would start on pushback 4 hours later.

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by trees
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

They were doing engine runups on the closed rwy 22R/4L this morning. It’s parked back at the remote bays opposite T4. Still not going anywhere soon.

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by trees
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31439

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

As a long haul replacement for the A340s, for the longer routes that can't take an A330, would a 330NEO be able to fly it, or would they have to go to 787/A350? Every time I have flown to London Heathrow recently I have noticed SAA A330-200 but no A340's which is interesting. SAA should dump the A3...

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by trees
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31439

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

As a long haul replacement for the A340s, for the longer routes that can't take an A330, would a 330NEO be able to fly it, or would they have to go to 787/A350? Every time I have flown to London Heathrow recently I have noticed SAA A330-200 but no A340's which is interesting. SAA should dump the A3...

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by trees
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 5288

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

772A = 777-200 (non ER) 772ER / 77E = 777-200ER (There is no specific iata or icao code to differentiate between the 777-200 & -200ER so often 772A is used to designate the original 777-200) 77L = 777-200LR 773 = 777-300 (non ER) 77W = 777-300ER A35J/A35K = A350-1000 (actual icao code is A35K, i...

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by trees
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can you tell 737MAX flights in WN sched?
Replies: 9
Views: 2517

Re: How can you tell 737MAX flights in WN sched?

george77300 wrote:
n7371f wrote:
I believe the OAG/IAGA code is 7M8.


IATA is B38M


IATA Codes are 3 characters

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by trees
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Similar liveries-Just a coincidence?
Replies: 33
Views: 3265

Re: Similar liveries-Just a coincidence?

South African Airways:



Air Tanzania (OC):

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by trees
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has CAMAIR grounded its fleet
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Has CAMAIR grounded its fleet

Just the jet powered fleet, they had 1 Active 737 & 1 767 which have not been flying since November. They are still operating a limited schedule with a leased ATR72

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by trees
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 BA A380s at JNB
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Re: 2 BA A380s at JNB

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ight=BA054
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BA operates 2 A380's to JNB on certain days at the moment:
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ight=BA054

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