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by Continental767
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5537

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

Having every single safety incident is going to get annoying real quick. This is normal stuff for an aircraft type.

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by Continental767
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32690

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The RR engine issues on the 787 clearly spooked them.

I bet they got a killer deal on the NEO. Good for fleet commonality as well.

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by Continental767
Fri May 31, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66893

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I can see Boeing pushing for plenty of 777X/787 orders plus a NMA announcement. They need all the good press they can get, and that's a good way to get it.

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by Continental767
Sun May 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10247

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1 In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights. There are a few easter eggs out the...

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by Continental767
Mon May 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142326

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion: https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8 This is the most chilling thing I’ve ever seen. How incredibly horrifying it must have been. By the time they came to a halt the fire was likely mid way through...

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by Continental767
Sun May 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142326

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Almost looks like the ground around the aircraft was on fire in one of the photos I saw. What an eerie sight. Wow. Prayers to the family of the victim. It seems like the news outlets reporting 11 casualties meant 1 casualty and 10 injured, or at least I hope. We will see. EDIT: Looks like 13 fatalit...

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by Continental767
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363095

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

OFFICIAL UA ANNOUNCEMENT TWEET: https://twitter.com/united/status/1120871420525993984 Included is a time lapse of the painting of their new livery! Edit: Loving the 4 colored tail design! Alright. I’m in love with the tail. The light blue globe with a gradient on the tail... it’s gorgeous. Edit: typo

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by Continental767
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363095

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I like it a lot. It’s “United,” not “Continental.” It’s their own identity and I like that. I am excited to see the two toned globe in natural light as well as with the tail light on. Hard to tell, but is there a gradient on there as well? If so, nice! Additionally, are there titles under the cockpi...

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by Continental767
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14219

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I saw this with a DL MD-90 a few years back.

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by Continental767
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363095

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

lostsound wrote:
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Lovely! Maybe a purple stripe between the blue and white, similar to the current 787 scheme's gold stripe. I think that would put it over the top.

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by Continental767
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363095

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

The globe livery is out of date and does not make me think of United Airlines. United used to have great brand awareness, positive or negative. The globe does not make me think of United at all. The globe did well with PanAm. Hopefully United will introduce a new logo and branding to improve its im...

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by Continental767
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 4849

Re: American livery. Dated?

I think it looks pretty good. It's not dated at all and the detailing on the tail is a nice touch. I saw an American 777 at Heathrow and I thought it was great. It's instantly recognizable (not as much as the AA was but oh well) and patriotic.

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by Continental767
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52436

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I can definitely see Ethiopian ordering some.

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by Continental767
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71354

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

The 787-9 is an extremely capable aircraft. Excited to see that it is being pushed more and more.

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by Continental767
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 11000

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

This thread went off the rails quick.

Anyway, I’d say this is either a country’s new VIP aircraft or someone like Omni.

Maybe even Ethiopian? They’ve been expanding lately.

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by Continental767
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?
Replies: 27
Views: 5799

Re: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?

I’ve heard that the current gear and possibly wing are maxed out at the 10. That’s why a 10ER isn’t possible without a new (very expensive) landing gear.

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by Continental767
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130919

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

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Confirmed: AA will have only 20J on 788s going forward.
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by Continental767
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 20421

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

I'd imagine they will take their 268t A350s on order without retiring any 777s. Down the road, when the 77E needs to be replaced, they can get more A350s. When the 77L comes up for replacement in ~10-15 years, they can get higher rated A350s. (or whatever is on offer in 10-15 years)

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by Continental767
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 9059

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

I hate to jump on the AI hate train, but my god. This is really a new low for them. How disgusting.

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by Continental767
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 19104

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

The 77W is still a very capable and efficient aircraft. Just because it doesn’t match 78J or A35K doesn’t mean it’s not still a good aircraft. Good that Boeing is getting more orders to bridge the gap to the X.

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by Continental767
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11898

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Long term? Yes, most likely. But for now, the 717 is still an efficient and reliable aircraft. With 90+ in the fleet, they will be around for a long time.

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by Continental767
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 83382

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

I’m late but good news for the 747! An order for five is not a lot, but it fills nearly an entire year of production.

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by Continental767
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 83382

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

I bet Boeing is just getting all the UFO orders out of the way on the first day. Same with Airbus.

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by Continental767
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 18073

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

Isn’t this just Airbus pitching their portfolio to United? I’m sure Boeing is doing the same. I’m surprised it’s only happening now.

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by Continental767
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7622

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

The deal was really presented as a split, but : http://www.businessinsider.com/americans--airlines-buys-460-planes-boeing-airbus-2011-7?international=true&r=US&IR=T American was friendly and supportive towards Boeing, but the bottom line was clear. Boeing launched the MAX in 4 weeks for AA....

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by Continental767
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5211

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

TheRedBaron wrote:
One word = Kingfisher.

Still John Leahy gets nightmares from the sound of that word.

Best Regards TRB


Oh yeah, that was big. A320s, A330s, A340s, A350s, A380s. What a nightmare.

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by Continental767
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5211

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Recently:

American with the A350. That was a big deal

Delta and the 787. That would have looked so good.

I heard that BA was seriously considering the 748, and if RR engines were offered, they would likely be in the fleet today.

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by Continental767
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 12183

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

This has been known since May of 2017.

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by Continental767
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 23636

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

This makes no sense. The closest they will ever get is maybe a tight partnership. That’s it. They’re just two completely different airlines.

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by Continental767
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 47353

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Looks like the 797 is coming soon. Very soon. Maybe even within a month, if it follows the 787 timeline. Exciting!

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by Continental767
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 48
Views: 10901

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Guillaume787 wrote:
Will AA’s A321 NEOs be BYOD or have in-flight entertainment screens?


BYOD with WiFi, streaming and power ports at every seat. No in seat IFE. The entire domestic fleet (excluding PMAA A319s and A321Ts) will receive this configuration.

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by Continental767
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113812

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I agree on PHL/CLT-Asia flight(s), particularly TYO with the JL JV. It wouldn't shock me to see an ORD-Asia 788 flip to PHL/CLT-TYO. With them talking more about Europe, I'd expect 788s to start appearing in PHL/CLT next year for some of the 763 flying that will need to be covered as those birds ar...

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by Continental767
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9569

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Applauding American for this decision. United and Frontier just released similar statements on their Twitter accounts.

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by Continental767
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50705

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

[twoid][/twoid]

dcajet wrote:
I know, I know... BA did wonders with that 777 after the LAS fire. But this one don't look too good.

Image


Yeah, that’s probably not going to buff out ;)

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by Continental767
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 9120

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

A brand refresh done right. Looks a lot better than the renderings we saw of the 787.

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by Continental767
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN A321 lands on runway under construction
Replies: 8
Views: 4628

Re: VN A321 lands on runway under construction

Sounds eerily similar to Singapore 006, except this was a landing and 006 was a takeoff. Could have been a lot worse

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by Continental767
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9597

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Some of the hilariously biased responses in here are childish and ridiculous. If we can’t handle topics like this, they should just be closed. I am a “fanboy,” as some would say for an airline, but I will never attack others or say that they’re completely wrong without evidence because they don’t lo...

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by Continental767
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19956

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Now here is the first a321neo with regular Alaska livery. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/27696172208_a68923e4d6_k.jpg Alaska Airlines, D-AVXY,Reg.N828VA,MSN 8246,Airbus A 321-253N, 19.04.2018, XFW-EDHI, Hamburg-Finkenwerder by Henryk Konrad , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/3975764...

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by Continental767
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76756

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

I dont get why people on this thfead keep talking about the -10 as a 77E replacement when AA has 12 more seats on thr - 9 then thr 77E. Theyd probably have about 5 less seats at a similar J seat count, so the 787-9 IS the replacement in capacity for the 77E. 789s with a similar number of J seats as...

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by Continental767
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11883

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

Jayafe wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
Except that they likely would have given AA the same killer deal, but lost./Boeing.


For AA only the -9 was being considered, not the -8, don't make up facts.


Airbus pitched an A338/A339 combo to AA to replace the 763s and oldest 772s. Boeing won with their 788/789 combo.

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by Continental767
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76756

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Perfect replacements for the older 772s and A333s. 89 787s at one airline. Wow.

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by Continental767
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76756

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Image

Front page, first image on Boeing's site.

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by Continental767
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 89091

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The capbility of the B787 is wasted on east coast transatlantic flying. You’re paying for a platform you use a fraction of, remember how odd it was to use the B744 on LHR-JFK once. Airbus actually put out publicity materials at one stage showing that in certain configurations and operating midhaul ...

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by Continental767
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not
Replies: 24
Views: 5844

Re: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not

MD just didn’t have enough money to develop a clean sheet design, much less a VLA!

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by Continental767
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 31525

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

If we assume 100kg per passenger, 30t payload is taken by the 300 passenger. That leaves 8t for cargo for a 787-9 and 16t for an A350. Not really a narrow set of routes here, but a typical flight from Asia. Even more if we take into account headwinds, temperatures & reserves. If giving up 12t c...

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by Continental767
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5407

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

Hoping she gets the mental help she needs. While she wouldn’t have been able to open it, it is still a scary situation and she obviously needs help.

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by Continental767
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 54
Views: 19388

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

What a sad end to a long and successful career for these birds.

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by Continental767
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vs DL JFK-LAX
Replies: 46
Views: 7948

Re: AA vs DL JFK-LAX

I think a total game changer will be when DL puts the Delta One Suite on this route, which I think is likely to happen at some point. I think that's exceptionally unlikely and doubt it would be a game-changer even if it did happen. Even with the strongest headwind in the world JFKLAX is only 6 hour...

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by Continental767
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 22629

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for excelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Sad to see the mainline 763s go. Some of the most comfortable aircraft in the fleet (in Y at least...)

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