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by mark1484
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 49612

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020

5A-ONE A340-200 Libya01
First engine start up after 6 years maintenance/storage at PGF.
Smokey!!

2020 and anything is possible.

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by mark1484
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread

Any news on the TU204 that went to Russia for overhaul?

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by mark1484
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread

dcajet wrote:
mark1484 wrote:
CU-T1251 back in the air again!


:scratchchin: Now, where is CU-T1250?


Last flight was 11th September according to Flightradar24

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by mark1484
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread

CU-T1251 back in the air again!

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by mark1484
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 368
Views: 76970

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

Is it 7 or 8 Superjets that are flying now? Which one is next to return to service?

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by mark1484
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 368
Views: 76970

Re: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow

Acer wrote:
mark1484 wrote:
XA-MRM back in service after a brief spell on the sidelines. 5 Superjets in full service.
Which one is next to be brought back online?


It's 6 actually. VER, JBA, MRM, PPY, VAS and DAS



Fantastic news, only 16 left to go!

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by mark1484
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread

CU-T1251 has not flown since January, does anybody have any updates on it?
CU-T1251 still in service.
CU-T1254 still waiting for maintenance??

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by mark1484
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 368
Views: 76970

Re: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow

XA-MRM back in service after a brief spell on the sidelines. 5 Superjets in full service.
Which one is next to be brought back online?

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by mark1484
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

The future of Cubana IL96’s could be in doubt according to an recent article in Cibercuba.

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by mark1484
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19711

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

Photo has confirmed that it is indeed a 300 series

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by mark1484
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19711

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

YK-AZB in the air now out of Damascus

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by mark1484
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 368
Views: 76970

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Who knew? Miracles DO happen! LOL. Good news. SSJ100 SN95086, XA-MRM will return to the fleet tomorrow. Wow, last flight was done in March 31st 2019. XA-DAS was stopped in April 2020. Wonder why it hasn't returned this last one. g77 C-check was just finalized. I also expected DAS to join the fleet ...

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by mark1484
Fri May 22, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155471

PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Reports of a PIA A320 near Karachi.

Breaking news

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by mark1484
Fri May 15, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I don't think CU-T1254 ever left HAV. There are pictures of her under the Cuban sun as late as October 2019. My understanding is that, after rotting away for years, it needs major work done on it to bring her back to an airworthy state before crossing the pond back to Russia for a major overhaul. I...

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by mark1484
Thu May 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

CU-T1251 last flew in the end of January this year. I guess it is through some local maintenance - the Il-96's have disappeared for a time before also and suddenly returned to service. I have not seen any news or photos of CU-T1254 after she flew to Voronezh for maintenance about a year ago, so it ...

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by mark1484
Wed May 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Work on the AN158 fleet is probably being carried out but at a very slow pace. Only 1 IL96 in service CU-T1250. 1251 not flown for a good few months now and 1254 ????? No sign of the TU204 that went to Russia either. In the current climate, 1 wide body and a couple of ATRs is all they really need. H...

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by mark1484
Sat May 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19711

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

Well it looks like EP-MMI is still in service with Mahan, currently on its way to PVG.
No sightings of the ‘new’ Syrain A340-300 YK-AZB yet.

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by mark1484
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 526
Views: 69457

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

Good to see some old, classic types keeping busy;

Rada Airlines IL62 EW-450TR
Transaviaexport B747-300 EW-465TQ
Geo-Sky B747-200s 4L-GEM/N/O

Plus the DC10s of Fedex and the numerous B727s,IL76s and the odd IL18!

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by mark1484
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19711

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

So is YK-AZB the old Olympic 300 or the Mahan 600? I'm guessing 'ZB is the Ex Mahan A346, never seen it in real life, unlike the -300 'ZA which comes to the UAE on a very regular basis, makes me feel a bit small when it parks next to my A320 :lol: Only time will tell! Once COVID19 does the honourab...

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by mark1484
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19711

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

So is YK-AZB the old Olympic 300 or the Mahan 600?

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by mark1484
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Do we actually know for sure that CU-T1254 has left Cuba?

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by mark1484
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/antonov-w ... fit-machen


Thanks for the link although the article is dated from July 2019.
Only time will tell!
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SR380 wrote:
Sorry forgot to post the link (in german):

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/antonov-w ... fit-machen


Thanks for the link although the article is dated from July 2019.
Only time will tell!

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by mark1484
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Il-96 Landing Gear Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3661

Re: Il-96 Landing Gear Question

No small fans in front of the pilots like many Russian aircraft?! Having riden in one as pax, I’d think pilots would like the fans during the interminable take-off roll. And that was at Moscow in April, heavens how you’d sweat that roll on a hot day. GF The pilots air vents are built into the cockp...

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by mark1484
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Plus Ultra A340 again covering the Madrid run.
I can’t find any recent updates for the AN158 fleet or the TU204 in Russia for overhaul.
The IL96s seem to running into South America but only one seems to be in service at any one time.

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by mark1484
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleppo Airport to Reopen
Replies: 27
Views: 4187

Re: Aleppo Airport to Reopen

Blerg wrote:
mark1484 wrote:
YK-SQF, a YAK 40 of Syrian Air landed in Aleppo in preparation to resume flights.


Will the YAK also fly to Cairo or only to/from DAM?



Doubtful as I think it is used for government use.

A320 YK-AKF is in the air now from DAM to Aleppo.

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by mark1484
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleppo Airport to Reopen
Replies: 27
Views: 4187

Re: Aleppo Airport to Reopen

YK-SQF, a YAK 40 of Syrian Air landed in Aleppo in preparation to resume flights.

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by mark1484
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10438

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

It looks like the flight operated today.

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by mark1484
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela's Conviasa set to return to EZE
Replies: 18
Views: 4201

Re: Venezuela's Conviasa set to return to EZE

YV1004 back at home ( via Damascus) after maintenance.

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by mark1484
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2
Replies: 66
Views: 19310

Re: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2

LJ wrote:
Does it still fly? Just looking on flightradar, but it cannot find any recent flight. Moreover, if you look at the picture it seems as if it stands in a storage area of IKA.


It’s been flying today according to Flightradar24

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by mark1484
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11928

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

F28 TC-52 of the Argentine Air Force has a test flight yesterday. Believed to be returning to service.

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by mark1484
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 141567

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

October stats have now been made available by the airport. Allowing for the loss of Thomas Cook I believe that a reduction of less than 2% over the same month last year is a pretty good return. https://i.ibb.co/zRTmXLj/Screenshot-468.png The charter figures are up, but I guess this was the last of ...

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by mark1484
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5776

Re: Cubana Questions

CU-T1250 & CU-T1251 both now in regular service.

Any news on CU-T1254 and the AN158 fleet?

CU-T1702 is still in Russia undergoing maintenance I assume.

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by mark1484
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17602

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

British Airways have previously operated to the following long haul destinations from Manchester although not all of them at the same time. Some of these flights were direct or were an extension of the LGW flights, with those flights originating from LGW. Some of the destination's were inherited fr...

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by mark1484
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17602

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

BA did serve MCO from MAN in the late 80s early 90s using B747s originating at LGW. I seem to recall it was only once or twice a week and was only for a season or two. I also can remember the same for Batbados and Hong Kong both via LGW at around the same time. British Airways have previously opera...

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by mark1484
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 18586

Re: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread

Spacepope wrote:
ERAU1 wrote:
There's also an active 62 in the congo

Which one?


9S-AJG is rumoured to be having maintenance at Kinshasa.

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by mark1484
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 18586

Re: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread

Bayek wrote:
Anyone knows about the chad registered DC-8 that used to be ATI's bird? If I'm not mistaken the reg is TT-DFJ. Is she still flying or already put to sleep?
And other which I believe the last flying 63 series 9G-TOP any info of her fate?



I think TT-DFJ is parked at DOH gathering dust.

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by mark1484
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5776

Re: Cubana Questions

CU-T1250 back in service after a 2 month hiatus.

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by mark1484
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 18586

Re: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

9S-AJO
DC-8-73F
Active in Kinshasa 11/08/2019 on internal flights

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by mark1484
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 78506

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

YV1004 to THR after storage? That’s an odd one.

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by mark1484
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5776

Re: Cubana Questions

Cubana's fleet as of June 2019 is; 4 x IL96 (1 in service CU-T1250, 2 stored/maintenance 1251/4, 1 wfu ex Aeroflot machine) 4 x TU204 (3 stored, 1 recently flown to Russia for overhaul - CU-T1702) 6 x AN158 (all stored or undergoing maintenance) 1 x ATR42 1 x ATR72 which I think is leased from a Sou...

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by mark1484
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 8367

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

Why are the Mahan B747-400's not flying? The old 300 series still operates every now and again but surely the 400 would be more economical to operate.

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by mark1484
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

TU-204 CU-T1702 is also rumoured to be sent to Russia for overhaul. It had a test flight earlier this year.
Work is also underway on the AN-158 fleet.

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by mark1484
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 141567

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Does anybody know which A330-300 Thomas Cook will be using this summer out of MAN? They leased a HiFly aircraft last summer or could it be something from the Scandinavian fleet?
372 all economy according to their website.

TIA

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by mark1484
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cubana’s fleet
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: cubana’s fleet

The fleet is not old, it’s just not maintained properly. That’s why only 2 out of the 3 IL96s ( approx 13 years old) and one ATR are in service. The fleet of AN158s are well under 10 years old but they can’t keep them airworthy mainly because the back up is so poor and they fact they can’t simply ca...

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by mark1484
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 58476

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Any news if work has started on CU-T1254 to bring it back to service?

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by mark1484
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 6878

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

Because there is no direct flight from Manchester to London Gatwick, I once did MAN-EDI-LGW-GVA-MAN. It beat the 5 hour drive there and back hands down!

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by mark1484
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 55497

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Look's like one of the old UTair Boeing 767-200 LN819 is grabbed by a Lebanese Startup carrier called FlyAman, which is spotted in IST wearing the airlines livery. This 767 is much more younger than the older -300 and -200 series, which is getting converted to freighters and have more demand than t...

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by mark1484
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11218

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

FYI: An-24 has a long history: An-24 Original design and prototypes. Twin-engined 44-seat transport aircraft.[1] Was initial one An-24V-I The initial export version of the An-24B 50-seat airliner with the early narrow chord inner wings, double-slotted flaps, single ventral fin, powered by two 2,550...

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by mark1484
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 11218

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

Apprentice wrote:
Well, at least in Spanish, old is not a synonym to vulnerable.
An-24 Is a very old and not at all VULNERABLE design, with plenty of flying hours below her wings.
Rgds


So do you know if Cubana is operating the AN24 or not?
Regards

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