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by Johnv707
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 345
Views: 36401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Can any New Zealand watchers report if the final B789 ZK-NZE grounded by the Rolls Royce engine issue is being prepared for flight? It was previously reported that all 789's would be back in the air by the end of September. Thanks in advance.

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by Johnv707
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7808

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

You know, I kind of find it strange that many all-Boeing airlines such as Southwest or pre-merger Alaska get criticized for sticking to one fleet type, but you don't really hear that many complaints about airlines being all-Airbus. Like I don't recall people bringing up the fact that easyJet or Wiz...

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by Johnv707
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6632

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

I don’t think it’s gone. Looking at FlightAware just now, UA 2418 (EWR) and DL 1503 (DEN) are performing the loop this morning. But B6 224 (JFK) took the more southerly route. Must be based on what ATC feels is best.[/ Or? It could be just up to departure control to reduce area congestion. As a for...

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by Johnv707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 26046

Re: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
We already had a thread locked after a 789 vs. A359 MTOW conversation devolved. That doesn't need to be continued here IMO.

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by Johnv707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 139827

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Detroit313 wrote:
Once all the MD80s and 767s are gone and the 321 retrofit is complete then AA's fleet will be perfect.


Nothing is perfect about a 321 retrofitted with 30" pitch.

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by Johnv707
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 94
Views: 8555

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

This would be a pretty pathetic move especially since he was a legend, not only in the US but on the international level as well. This discussion can easily degenerate to a political shouting match that will never be resolved here on a.net. Some of us are liberal and some of us are conservative and...

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by Johnv707
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 286
Views: 57898

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Is there a list somewhere of the production and deliveries of the KC-46 (also P-8's) like other aircraft have. So far I know that 5 are delivered and I heard around Christmas that 10 were basically ready. I recall reading that there would be 4 in Jan (met), 4 in Feb, then 3 per month after that. LO...

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by Johnv707
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 425
Views: 122741

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Do you know how many 737max8 will be delivered to Air Italy in 2019? Is there a list like this: http://nyc787.blogspot.com/ , but for 737 max production? YES. LOOK HERE. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=6 or HERE http://737-max.blogspot.co...

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by Johnv707
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38774

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

As for runway 15/33, I asked a pilot on my last flight in why they don't use 15 for arrivals so they have an extra +/- 1,500 feet of concrete to play with and he responded that due to a high historical number of unstable approaches to 15, company policy prohibits use of landings on 15 during the da...

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by Johnv707
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13806

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

I disagree. T3 to T5 is terrible. Recently did it on a BA to BA connection. Long walks, long wait for bus and crazy bus ride. Seems sooner or later this will happen even if BA must move some of its own services away from T-5. The carriers certainly must have a mountain of traffic data that shows whi...

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by Johnv707
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370219

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

78J N14001 C1 30Oct... Last heard delivery is planned for either 1 or 2 Nov. My bet is induction at SEA. 77W N2748U 18th, and most likely last, 77W rolled off FAL. Up to this point LN1580 had been shown as ‘Unknown Customer’ N14001 Yesterday was actually a Boeing FCF flight. The C1 is happening tod...

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by Johnv707
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?

I understood that BN leased 707-138s from QF in the 70s (?) and that one of these is the one flown by John Travolta. Can someone confirm one way or the other? Thank you Correct. It was originally VH-EBM, the last B707-138B delivered to Qantas in 1964. Sold to Braniff in 1969. Became John Travolta’s...

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by Johnv707
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 20858

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

fly4ever78 wrote:
Thankfully I won't have to fly this thing! They should just put a main landing gear wheel on the nose and just pound it flat into the ground. So innovative, LMAO!!!



It is innovative and an elegant cost effective solution to the extended fuselage issue. Why be so negative?

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by Johnv707
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 69381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

VH-OJT also just landed at LAX. She was rumoured to be the next 744 retired so -OJU may be sticking around to cover todays QF11/12 and/or QF16. Or it could be none of the above :) We'll soon find out. Sad for the queen, even if not today then soon. I flew on VH-OJT in the spring of 2014 LAX-BNE - a...

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by Johnv707
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 7163

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Slightly off topic, but 2 weeks ago flew British Airways from Budapest to DFW, connecting in LHR. Connecting in LHR was a nightmare. Even the LHR website says to allow at least 90 minutes. This was my first time in LHR and I figured connecting BA to BA would not be a problem. WRONG!! Landed at T3 at...

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by Johnv707
Tue May 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310807

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

I have another question. Why are some RR equipped airlines accepting delivery and seemingly operating normally and then others, like Air China, deciding to delay delivery? Possible theories include: 1) They are receiving Trent 1000 TENs, which are not under any Airworthiness Directives at this time...

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by Johnv707
Tue May 22, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310807

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

TropicalSky wrote:
Curious but is it me or blog " All things 787" has been updated in forever......is it that slow on news regarding the B787


I see the spreadsheet updated daily

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by Johnv707
Wed May 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96055

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... etirement/
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Qantas just exercised 6 more B787-9 options for 2019-2020 delivery. All 747s will be retired at that point. http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... etirement/

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by Johnv707
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 30299

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Dutchy wrote:
So our great negotiator has worked out a deal which is going to save 100.000.000, well quite impressive you might think, but then again, the 4bn was for 3 aircraft if I am not mistaken and for new instead of refurbished, yeah the art of the deal. :lol:


Sarcasm not needed!

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by Johnv707
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370219

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Question: are the 789s still split into two subfleets - each one operated exclusively by either sUA or sCO FAs? If so, what is the split? Are they allocated to certain routes only?[/quote] 968-972 (currently in service) are sUA 787-9, mostly operating LAX-NRT/PVG. I believe the last two 789 frames a...

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by Johnv707
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7643

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

PennPal wrote:
My first commercial flight was on a 727...Eastern FMY-ATL Autumn 1977. Fond memories!!



1972 - PSA SFO to LAX . Loved it

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by Johnv707
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96055

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

You are so right. The fact is that I am Melbourne based and I love perpetuating the Melbourne Sydney rivalry. I do feel that as QF is an aussie icon then they should ensure at least that all capitol cities are represented on the fuselage of a jet. Maybe something to think about when they buy the ul...

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by Johnv707
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37494

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Wonder how TRIP is doing which appears to be almost over with a total intact of terminal C. Is terminal E satellite in use? If so, by which airline? Wonder if AA will occupy the satellite if no one would use. There's space for a lounge, too. Terminal E satellite is in use. I recently flew on United...

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by Johnv707
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 43348

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

My namesake aircraft has been parted out at MZJ as evidenced by a Flickr album I saw a couple of weeks ago - updated from "stored" at MZJ. Sad times. Sad times indeed. I flew on N126DL and her sisters many times in the early to late 90's, mostly between DFW and ATL. but also to FFL and ot...

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by Johnv707
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 776
Views: 96770

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Even as a proud American and Chicagoan, I wish Bombardier and Embraer would remain Canadian and Brazilian. I think the global aviation market can support and benefits from having more than just Airbus & Boeing... I agree 100%. But it's difficult for the little guys to grow with dirty players li...

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by Johnv707
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372393

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Any word on what's holding up contractual delivery of LN 19 (for VIP operator RTX)? It's already been ferried to MWH for outfitting. Once it's delivered, Boeing will finally have closed the book on the disastrous early years of 787 production. According to All Things 787, it has already been delive...

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by Johnv707
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 6410

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

Purely speculative: Wonder if they were to do a rear and forward boarding at some stations if that would expedite boarding times? I hadn't seen it done until I was flew Air NZ AKL-WLG and it maybe took 10 minutes to get a full flight boarded. I wonder if stations like BUR and SNA where the weather ...

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by Johnv707
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 6410

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

Purely speculative: Wonder if they were to do a rear and forward boarding at some stations if that would expedite boarding times? I hadn't seen it done until I was flew Air NZ AKL-WLG and it maybe took 10 minutes to get a full flight boarded. I wonder if stations like BUR and SNA where the weather ...

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by Johnv707
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372393

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Jayafe wrote:
Can't believe how ugly it looks like. I am a big fan of BA's livery, specially in a 747, but the size of the blue engines, and the massive stripe with bird's nose simply doesnt work. Over-make-up on a fatty pig.


I love the BA livery on the B788, and it certainly is not a pig.

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by Johnv707
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 93938

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Shipping spree from China? This is what we heard, China could order 200 aircraft to appease Trump. MAX 10 likely a part of it. https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/876227810507018241 They could simply reveal some of the UFO's. Since Trump loves 'fake news', especially his own, he could take credit...

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by Johnv707
Thu May 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372393

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Just saw this. FAA orders a 10 miles seperation behind and in front of the 787-10. The seperation behind of the A380 is "just" 7 miles. What's wrong there? https://twitter.com/NYCAviation/status/864935843512766464 from 2010: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-requir...

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by Johnv707
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 255023

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Quite strange indeed. First delivery remains scheduled for July, it looks like Southwest will build up a large 737 MAX fleet before putting the aircraft into service. Is WN still retiring 737 Classics prior to starting service? If so, they will need a number of -8 MAX for a rapid transition. Lights...

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by Johnv707
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87453

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Much preferred the old aqua color on the fuselage. Now it is just another one of hundreds of plain white liveries with little color on the tail and belly.

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by Johnv707
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23194

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

I just got back from two days in the US, and just want to share a few observations (partly related to the previous discussons here): Regarding some other comments: * Regarding the comment "I feel sorry for people who have to go there for business...". The first thing my colleagues in Nort...

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by Johnv707
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 32638

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

Having had my first airplane flight on a Qantas B707-138B in the V-Jet Livery from Brisbane-Honolulu-San Francisco, I am partial to the older scheme. However the new Roo looks less and less like a kangaroo. My favorite was the roo with the wings.

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by Johnv707
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

USAIRWAYS321 wrote:
Still getting signed out regularly on macOS Sierra and iOS 10...



Sorry to hear that. I am using the latest MAC OS 10.1 and have not had any issues for over a month. However if you clear history, you will need to sign in again.

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by Johnv707
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11342

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

What about airports named after movie stars:
Burbank, CA - Bob Hope Airport
Orange County, CA - John Wayne Airport

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by Johnv707
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 255023

B737 MAX 8 flight testing

Does anyone have the latest status on the progress of B737 MAX flight testing. During other flight test programs, we were able to follow progress almost daily, but Boeing seems to be very tight lipped on this program.

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by Johnv707
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

From the home page, click on any of the five pictures. When it displays. look under the picture, there will be a row of small pictures and under that will be the words " ADD TO ALBUM PHOTOG'S CHOICE" I'm guessing you're are looking on the mobile site? It's not a combined link, but 2 separ...

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by Johnv707
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

ADD TO ALBUM PHOTOG'S CHOICEquote="airkas1"] Right of each (individual) photo (if you scroll down a bit), it says: "PHOTOG'S CHOICE WINNER". I don't experience this and am unable to reproduce the issue. From the home page, click on any of the five pictures. When it displays. look...

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by Johnv707
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

JohnKrist wrote:
Johnv707 wrote:
Login retention seems to be working now. I have stayed logged in for 5 days now. :D

Nope, I get logged out several times a day. Seems to happen when I switch platform from phone to PC to tablet.



OK- My experience is only on my MAC.

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by Johnv707
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Login retention seems to be working now. I have stayed logged in for 5 days now. :D

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by Johnv707
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 164
Views: 72228

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders

KarelXWB wrote:
Both LN 1535 and LN 1536 are the airframes I referred to above:

Four jets have been delivered already and another two are in final assembly.




KarelXWB, You did not mention LN 1535, you listed LN 1435.
Per the spreadsheet:
747-8XXF 116 1535 RC651 Unallocated

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by Johnv707
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 164
Views: 72228

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders

What others would that be? Have a look at this list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... c_LHjU/pub - LN 1435: pax plane, not gonna happen - LN 1437: heavily overweight, not gonna happen (remember, ABC criticized the early 747-8 frames) - LN 1495: pax plane, not gonna happen - LN 1519: pax ...

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by Johnv707
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

What are the alternatives - where are people's options now? airfighters.com ... No problem that this is just military. I´m already sick of those 737s and Airbuses..... Well, we are called Airliners.net so airliners is kind of a thing here. Black/gray on white has been the norm for 4.000 years and s...

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by Johnv707
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226377

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Just my opinion: Everyone needs to lighten up the complaining. YES, the forums are harder to read and navigate, but they are still here, and changes have been promised. Complex changes cannot be implemented overnight without testing or there will be a bunch of new issues and new complaints. YES, the...

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by Johnv707
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Intercontinental Routes Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4918

Re: Qantas Intercontinental Routes Question

Don't forget Qantas also operated a Daily SYD-SIN-FRA route with 744s up till a few years ago (QF5) . From what I read, loads were always high, don't know why they dropped it - guess due to the Emirates deal.

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by Johnv707
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 149033

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

codc10 wrote:
Johnv707 wrote:
What do the 4 digits mean right befire the Date? :?: :?: :?: :?:

N66057 entered CWF 2131/7May, sked to exit 2130/14May
N78060 entered CWF 2135/11May


Planned ferry flight number



THANK YOU :D

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by Johnv707
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 149033

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

What do the 4 digits mean right befire the Date? :?: :?: :?: :?:

N66057 entered CWF 2131/7May, sked to exit 2130/14May
N78060 entered CWF 2135/11May

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