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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 87
Views: 11048

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

So why did IAG executives become unhappy for several week delays if it is a long term stuff? Reoccurring delays are frustrating. All OEMs have experienced it on different programs. The airlines expect a reliable partner. Should I deduce you were insinuating that Airbus is not a reliable partner? An...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

So a catastrophic, sudden and unpredictable event occurs and the resting pilot is just going to wake up, jump out of the bunk, maybe throw some pants on and be alert enough to handle the emergency? There’s a reason that most company SOPs stipulate a period of wakefulness (about 15minutes) before re...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26838

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

My guess is, they found other issues on the frame that Qatar sent back to TLS for investigation and repairs that were not related to the previous ground incident occurred to the frame. That frame had its paint stripped, that would have allowed the problem to be known.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 116
Views: 23854

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Boeing May http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries Alaska Airlines: 13x 737 MAX Lufthansa: 5x 787-9 Lufthansa: 1x 777F SMBC: 14x 737 MAX Southwest Airlines: 34x 737 MAX unidentified: 6x 777F Cancelations: -65 737 MAX -5 787 ASC 606 Changes +50 737 MAX +18 777 +5 787 Net total 2021 = +1...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 101
Views: 18211

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

SIN-AMS only is flown by people looking for lowest rock bottom fare. This because the route is (was?) CGK-SIN-AMS-CGK due to the fact that the 77W can (could?) not take off from CGK with enough fuel to reach AMS. If you fly SIN-AMS only you are just an opportunity to make money of unsold seats. The...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 101
Views: 18211

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

Having only been on the SIN-AMS portion of the CGK-AMS route, what is the purpose of the route? I know colonial ties and all but what remains of those ties now? Are the Dutch investing a lot in the country? Or does the political elite love going to NL? ... And simplifying the fleet will go a long w...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 584
Views: 133917

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Any idea what is Boeing doing with N8703J? It has been pinging on FR24 stationary at BFI and has also done several test flights over the past few months.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 92
Views: 13424

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

starrion wrote:
Most Boeing narrowbodies have the fuselage of the 707, which shares a common ancestor with the KC-135. It wasn't converted, but the two families are pretty close.

The KC135 fuselage is narrower than the 707, and can only fit 5 abreast instead of 6.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16359

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

tjerome wrote:
21 year old aircraft... wouldn't be surprised if it's a write off depending on the cost to fix it.

11 years old, we are in 2021 now, not 2031.

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu May 27, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 106
Views: 36279

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Sorryif this has been covered, I jsut noticed at this website LH initial 5 B787 have been identified and delivery date updated as well, all were HNA Group and Vistara ntu. 1. D-ABxx B787-9 887 01.11.2021 LH on order 2. D-ABxx B787-9 893 01.12.2021 LH on order 3. D-ABxx B787-9 898 01.01.2022 LH on o...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun May 23, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53152

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

All of AA's affected Max were back in service by yesterday.

WN's first affected frame to return to service is N8812Q, which flew its first RTS flight yesterday.

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon May 17, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN
Replies: 30
Views: 5938

Re: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN

LH982 wrote:
Excellent. They can organize a challenge match with Miami

Luton would win hands down.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat May 15, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53152

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

AA's N318SF is the first affected Max to return to revenue service today.

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon May 10, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First schedulded Icelandair MAX 8 flight KEF-SEA today
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: First schedulded Icelandair MAX 8 flight KEF-SEA today

Nothing new here really at all. Norwegian put its 737-MAX8s on a number of TATL flights in its heyday, including BDL-EDI, PVD and SWF routes as well. Stage lengths are 7 hours plus Westbound. AC had been flying the 319 from St. John to Heathrow for years. The 737 MAX is a troubled plane but it has ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat May 01, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 34277

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

New Airworthiness Directive Grounds Some 737 MAX Airplanes While Boeing Develops Electrical Bonding Fix https://www.aviationtoday.com/2021/04/30/new-airworthiness-directive-grounds-737-max-airplanes-boeing-develops-electrical-bonding-fix/ This is just the formalisation of the grounding that have ta...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102367

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Quoting trans-pacific capabilities (from China/Korea/Japan) is very US-centric, which this forum is anyway. But the world is not US-centric: you don't need the ridiculous TPAC capabilities (and requirements) to move cargo from China/Korea/Japan to Australia, the Middle East or even Europe. Will the...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102367

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

The A330F is a fine aircraft for short and medium range routes, which is a big market. The reality is that most 777Fs don't fly routes longer than a 242t A330-300F/P2F can do. You only have to follow the morning departure banks from Köln and Paris to see that most of the aircraft are just shuffling...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102367

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Hopefully folks are looking at the 767F and wondering why it is / was still in demand, if Airbus does the A350F will they also try to get something smaller than the A330? Like the pax variant the A330 does carry more than the 767, however, in the freighter business, the 767 is still wanted, is the ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102367

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

The A330F is nowhere here nor there. Insufficient payload range to compete effectively all year round both directions on TATL routes with the 777F or even the 747F, yet too big for the tightly spaced stands at the mega hubs of FedEx and UPS, where the 767s fit nicely into (note that most stands in ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102367

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Realistically, the A330F failed because it came out at a point where loads of cheap 767-300ERs started hitting the market. The second hand 767s were perfect, cheap candidates for cargo conversion. You can get anywhere from 4 to 7 used 767s (conversion included) for the price of a single new A330-20...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 55
Views: 14823

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

I could see an interested buyer springing up suddenly when the next big fires come, not now, not during normal fire seasons, but when the next big one comes with everyone scrambling desperately to find resources.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 106
Views: 36279

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Can anyone confirm whether Dominic Gates' tweet about Boeing having delivered 1000 787s is accurate ? As I noted up-thread I can only get to 999 with public information. Boeing also have not made a press release about the 1000th delivery - which - being an important milestone - I would have expecte...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53152

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

All of the ones flying now were delivered pre-grounding.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737MAX at FLL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

Re: WN 737MAX at FLL?

btfarrwm wrote:
I flew out of FLL today and saw a WN MAX parked at gate A5 from ~3-5PM. Looks like it was N8712L. Was this revenue service, a frame that was dinged by the new electrical issue, or some return to service work?

Its a pre-grounding delivery frame, hence not affected by the new issue.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53152

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

This affects the planes delivered post grounding. Planes delivered pre-grounding are not affected and are still flying. As some of the post grounding planes were built 2 years ago, ie next in line from the pre grounding planes, it seems less like an actual physical issue than something that was inco...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 359
Views: 57097

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

The last AA Max in storage, N313SB, has returned to service.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 12986

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

It is not helpful for Airbus to make less than practical product suggestions if it wants to enter the Boeing fortress in the freight world.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 26499

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

It is not reasonable to do so but they are most likely doing it. I can't see them producing at such low rates profitably. Which is why I say that there is no easy way out, maybe except stopping the program. That makes the most sense considering that this plane was an idea egged on by Tony from Air ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways interested in potential Boeing 777X freighter,
Replies: 29
Views: 4500

Re: Qatar Airways interested in potential Boeing 777X freighter,

KFTG wrote:
Flaps wrote:
QR is in desperate need of freighter lift. Their fleet is over extended as it is.

Then why did they dump their entire A330F fleet, all of which basically within the last 12 months?
This airline strikes me as incompetent.

They replaced the A330F with a more capable plane.

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1506
Views: 207949

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Haven’t seen this posted previously however World Cargo Airline (WCA) of Malaysia has recently taken delivery of their first 20yr old B737-800BCF 9M-WCA, looked up the history on this frame and its had more operators than a 2yr year old Hertz Toyota Corolla has had drivers, was most recently with A...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19469

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

Probably a proof of concept engine for testing purposes, before they scale down to the appropriate sizes. As it stands, the earliest probable application for this engine is the Boeing NMA if it gets launched.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 41308

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Interesting take, in that United the only other 744 operator in the US ordered the 77W which is practically the same size, and American who didn't even operate the 744, thought it best to grow to the 77W. Yes I would say replacing the 744 with the 359 was definitely not what every other airline has...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech billionaire and four others die in Alaska helicopter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 7928

Re: Another billionaire dies in Alaska helicopter crash

(and both GA and helicopters are much less safe than airliners) The causes are probably different. More often than not, GA planes are flown by non-professionals, while helicopters, especially those carrying VIPs, tend to be flown by professionals who fly these rotary craft day-in, day-out. The marg...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30188

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

https://twitter.com/airlineflyer/status ... 40512?s=21

What are the additional Max 8s for this year? Are they from a lessor's order?
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qf789 wrote:
Here is a breakdown of the 737MAX to be delivered to Southwest

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https://twitter.com/airlineflyer/status ... 40512?s=21

What are the additional Max 8s for this year? Are they from a lessor's order?

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on this week with safety, aviation, and engines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2143

Re: What's going on this week with safety, aviation, and engines?

Its a media hype when it comes to "BOEING!". Same when they highlighted the AD affecting 787s but ignoring the current ADs on the A320 and A330 families. limelight is like a magnet :-) But: do they touch on the same issue domain? IMU most of the B ADs touch on (lack of) process control, s...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"
Replies: 55
Views: 10461

Re: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"

Sounds to me like Boeing is a long long way from being the great aircraft production company it once was. That is what happens when competition is no longer there to keep them honest and innovative. McDonnell, Lockheed, Douglas, Fokker, even the small players like Fairchild, Gulfstream or Beech mea...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"
Replies: 55
Views: 10461

Re: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"

Ok, so he vented in a very public way by answering a reporter's question, it could even be said he redirected the reporter's question just so he could vent. He feels better, but other than that, is it going to do him or his company any good? It could end up causing damage to an important business r...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238365

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

NZ321 wrote:
CALMSP wrote:
cosyr wrote:


Please can you update this numbskull what re what a 756 is? I presume it is an internal UAL code. Help please!

757 and 767 mixed fleet for the purpose of crew group.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 109154

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Commercial airliners do have a 'shelf life'. It is based on Flight Cycles and Flight Hours that the manufacturer tests and sets. Believe that engine was supposedly changed on that aircraft 3 years ago, more than likely came from a overhaul. The cost of maintaining a older aircraft does rise mainten...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on this week with safety, aviation, and engines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2143

Re: What's going on this week with safety, aviation, and engines?

Its a media hype when it comes to "BOEING!". Same when they highlighted the AD affecting 787s but ignoring the current ADs on the A320 and A330 families.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 109154

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

I think all parties are being conservative as a result of the MAX situation. All had egg on their face big time i think all the parties are responding strongly because with air travel so low right now, this won’t hurt particularly much in comparison to times when fleet utilization is maximal. Thoug...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 150
Views: 31144

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

And 9V-SKQ has just exited storage in Alice Springs, flown to Sydney for a gear swing test, before eventually flying back to Singapore on Wednesday, on what is presumed to be for a cabin refit. Signs that SQ hasn’t just given up on the type yet. It is a one for one substitution, SKL went into ASP i...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6125

Re: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo

TheSonntag wrote:
Corona helped the extension of the MD-11 life. Apart from that, a rather questionable design which found a niche, but which certainly fell far behind the A340 and especially the B777.

Though the MD11 is more likely to fly for much longer than the A340 or original 772s due to that niche it has.

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 15165

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

It's not trouble at all. Other than just bad press and that will die out. PW on the other hand... I assume 20 year old engines are not under any warranty by now. Would be interesting to see hours/major rebuilds data on these engines, especially fan blades. End-of-life fatigue is not a totally unexp...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 150
Views: 31144

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

And 9V-SKQ has just exited storage in Alice Springs, flown to Sydney for a gear swing test, before eventually flying back to Singapore on Wednesday, on what is presumed to be for a cabin refit. Signs that SQ hasn’t just given up on the type yet. It is a one for one substitution, SKL went into ASP i...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 108519

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

TC957 wrote:
I am hoping those A380's will get a new lease of life once Thailand opens up fully for tourism again. The Russians and Chinese will flock back there.

They have more than enough planes to do that than to use the A380s.

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 15165

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

UA has grounded 24 ships as well. Man, PW4000 has given operators so much grief over the years on larger frames.... no wonder neither Boeing nor Airbus has allowed a PW-only powerplant on new widebody design, in 24yrs+ Their narrowbody engines hasn't been smooth sailing either. Who knows we may see...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1506
Views: 207949

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Going off of the Eastern talk, it looks like a former Emirates 777-300 (A6-EMP) was just reregistered to Alta Airlines Holdings, which is of course, the holding company that Eastern works with. New registration is N805KW, and it's been parked at GYR for three years. Maybe Eastern is looking to ente...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 34277

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

https://www.flightradar24.com/VSV5050/26d82b69
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UP-B3720 SCAT 737-8 is currently doing a test flight around Almaty, Kazakhstan.

https://www.flightradar24.com/VSV5050/26d82b69

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