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by A388
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post screening: Cayman Airways, KLM, Titan Airways
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Post screening: Cayman Airways, KLM, Titan Airways

Hi everybody and screeners, I've a few very disappointing rejections and would like to know your thoughts and whether it is worth having another editing go at them. Most of them having low contrast of which I don't see why that is. Cayman Airways 737-MAX8: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airlin...

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by A388
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14099

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Interesting topic, so when looking at no changes at all over time, including no minor changes, we have winners in TAAG Angola, Sudan Airways. ANA of Japan is interesting but I think should be excluded when looking at their A380 fleet which has a different livery. TAAG Angola and Sudan Airways indeed...

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by A388
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Question for you. Do you consider yourself to be "European" because that is the legal definition of someone from PTP/FDF? I think that the ABC islands with their links to South America, Caribbean and even the USA, in addition to the EU result in a more complex identity. This is why CUR ha...

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by A388
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Pre-COVID, TAB had a single flight from the US. A once weekly BW flight from JFK. TAB has very few flights from the UK as well. IIRC, it was a once weekly VS flight and a twice weekly BA flight from LGW. The bulk of TAB's tourists are domestic. I'm not sure what the overall number of tourists from ...

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by A388
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Does CUR get each flight exclusively to itself or is it shared with another island? CUR and AUA are well integrated into the Americas with ample service to the USA and South America with some to the Caribbean, so do not exist as this extension of "Europe in a bubble" as do the French isla...

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by A388
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Does CUR get each flight exclusively to itself or is it shared with another island? CUR and AUA are well integrated into the Americas with ample service to the USA and South America with some to the Caribbean, so do not exist as this extension of "Europe in a bubble" as do the French isla...

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by A388
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Correct about PTP/FDF. Even though traffic from points outside of France (inclusive of its overseas regions) is light both airports rank among the Caribbean's busiest. PTP/FDF arent part of the Caribbean, nor of the Americas. These are far flung regions of Europe. CAY is even worse as the only flig...

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by A388
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

caribbean484 wrote:
Hi A388 sorry it was mentioned upthread, the POS-CUR route resumes Nov 8th with the 738 2w.


Thanks caribbean484, I'm already waiting on them :)

A388

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by A388
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Keep in mind that PTP and FDF are part of France. The flights to and from Metropolitan France are domestic. As such, there is free movement of people from PTP/FDF to/from Metropolitan France and vice versa. There is lots of tourism yes (both because it’s a domestic flight from France and because th...

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by A388
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

How can Air Caraibes survive with 5 heavy jets on an island with only about 300000 inhabitants. This in contrary to Caribbean Airways and Air Jamaica with millions of inhabitants and who didnt survive on the mid atlantic market. Tourism must be very Booming out of France?? Keep in mind that PTP and...

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by A388
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

BW has reinstated its Wednesday flights from JFK to SVD and onto POS from 20 October. https://newsday.co.tt/2021/09/02/caribbean-airlines-restarts-svg-ny-non-stop-flights/ I see more updates from BW scheduled into the fall, some not published/bookable yet so interesting to see if just proposed When...

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by A388
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 121
Views: 18381

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

ben7x wrote:
The BBJ was acquired just a few years ago. I don‘t think that it is up for replacement anytime soon. I mean, for how many years did they fly their Fokker jet?


I think 100 years :spin: :spin: :spin: :spin:

A388

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by A388
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 121
Views: 18381

Re: Af/KLM Narrowbody order 2021

Well, if an AKH container shows up at the aircraft with 35 bags preloaded, they will be on board in just a minute or two. When instead a bulk loaded cart arrives and 35 bags have to be manually loaded, well, you can imagine.. With cargo all the more, as you can ship heavier pieces then when it's bu...

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by A388
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Fleet - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 75995

Re: Cubana Fleet - News and Discussion Thread

I would love to see Cubana get newer airplanes and preferably the new models Russia has pure out of a variety perspective but Cubana doesn't have any money for that I think. Hopefully one day we will see Cubana rise again and expand.

A388

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by A388
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I see More or less the same, but some added guess: POS-BGI I think daily ATR or a mix or 737/ATR 7w POS-CUR 1w POS-HAV HAV is still closed so when its opened I expect to see weekly POS-MCO 1w POS-ANU 2w POS-KIN 3w POS-GEO/OGL 14w The BGI base will stay and be expended upon eventually. Here's to hop...

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by A388
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Colombia - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Nice to see a Colombian thread again. I haven't seen one in a long time. How is the Colombian aviation doing at the moment? I remember the Colombian market having a very bright future and being the most important market in South American at some point because of its size combined with their good eco...

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by A388
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I have heard it is quite cargo heavy. Also with Surinam Airways not likely to resume, perhaps this could be a 737 contender. I know for sure GORTT is going to restrict frequency of flights so maybe 738/ 73MAX. Cheers, AA1818 You have a valid point about Surinam Airways not being around for cargo as...

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by A388
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

With POS reopening and assuming the Government still limits the flights to manage the influx of the virus, I would have recommended POS-BGI double daily, morning and evening, allowing onward connections, and then basing an ATR fleet in BGI to link- OGL, DOM, GND, SVD, SLU, ANU. Since I don't think ...

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by A388
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: News Banner Question
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: News Banner Question

Hi jelpee,

Many thanks for your reply and explanation. I wasn't aware of this airplane being in the database. I''ll leave the way it is. Thank you.

A388

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by A388
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: News Banner Question
Replies: 2
Views: 938

News Banner Question

Hi,

I'm wondering who to approach for my latest photo that has been added and should qualify as news banner photo. It's the Divi Divi Air Twin Otter which has a special livery, registration is PJ-DVG. It was added yesterday but I still don't see it in the news banner section.

Cheers,

A388

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by A388
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 49570

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

As I understand it from watching the Boeing videos, the extension is spring-loaded so it would be extended by gravity when off the ground and by the weight of the airframe on the ground (as aerodynamic lift raises the frame off the ground, the gear extends due to the weight of the strut). Once in t...

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by A388
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 49570

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

I found that main landing gear mechanism nice but at the same time I'm wondering what happens if for whatever reason that gear fails to extend or retract during take-off or landing?

A388

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by A388
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 894
Views: 235932

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

TUI PH-TFT did a flight to Moses lake and return as BOE 876, I am guessing a test flight? http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe876 PH-TFT is planned for delivery wednesday evening to AMS with a techstop in Iceland. I read that this airplane returned to Seattle because of some technical issu...

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by A388
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 69194

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Lightsaber Great to see new A220 operators! First two A220s Air Austral are ready for delivery and will replace its ATR 72 and B737 fleet. Iraqi Airways has confirmed earlier in April 2021 they will be taking their A220s by year end. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/102198-iraqi-airways-set-...

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by A388
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 52875

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

MSN1861 And you don't need a production list, when you got the the actual photo ;) https://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/50136538466/ Today, June 8th, 2021 the bird looks different but not exciting or better said, that's called euro white https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51234688479/in/p...

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by A388
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 894
Views: 235932

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Corendon Airlines has placed orders with some lessors for MAX-8 (Going to Corendon Airlines Europe & International, 1 delivered to Int but not yet RTS) and MAX-9 for their Dutch branch. I still think the MAX-9 will be delivered eventually, as Corendon Dutch has recently signed a new maintenance...

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by A388
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 935
Views: 181797

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

My apologies if this has been said (long) before already. I see 556 and 604 having the same tail color/logo. Will all A320's get this tail (excluding the special livery A320's of course)?

A388

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by A388
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 100165

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

The next 777F for FedEx (N870FD) made her first (B1) flight at May 30th with callsign BOE301, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N870FD/history/20210530/1825Z/KPAE/KMWH Aircraft data : L/N 1699 C/N 40676 B777F N870FD FEDERAL EXPRESS (WF301) No picture yet ! N870FD, KPAE, May 30th 2021 https:...

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by A388
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16798

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

FlyingElvii wrote:
Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.
Thompson’ Corollary to Murphy’s Law:
“Murphy was way too f’in optimistic. Plan for it, dammit!”


Good one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

A388

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by A388
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11035

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

Babyshark wrote:
Is this real? It’s a simple flying article.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I was wondering the same thing.

A388

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by A388
Mon May 17, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

baje427 wrote:
I don't see POS reopening their borders until perhaps Q4.


Q4? In what fantasy world do you live?

A388

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by A388
Fri May 14, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 42574

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021

mark1484 wrote:
5A-ONE A340-213 made a 2hr test flight from PGF after 7 years of storage.

Unclear what's ahead for this exotic bird.


That is a very exotic bird indeed and I thought it was being prepped to go back to the Libyan Government(?)

A388

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by A388
Fri May 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2256
Views: 329516

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

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8859645


A388
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danipawa wrote:
Air Century of Dominican Republic is reactivating their ATR72F very soon to operate out of Santo Domingo to several caribbean destination.


Interesting Dani. I hope it will have a bit more color than the last time I saw it but I highly doubt it:


https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8859645


A388

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by A388
Thu May 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR42-600S To Start Production
Replies: 18
Views: 4041

Re: ATR42-600S To Start Production

The production and design of this STOL version probably doesn't come with major investments so it probably won't need to sell by big numbers to earn the money that was developed. If this market indeed is small ATR knows this so they will have taken this into account with financing this project.

A388

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by A388
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuatoriana coming back
Replies: 25
Views: 9015

Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Some interesting news on their latest press release: Branding will be launched on April 29th. No AOC yet. Will operate the Boeing 717-200 on the 'second phase of operations' with a 115 passengers configured on three classes of service. Will operate the Dash 8-Q400 for domestic and some internationa...

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by A388
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 894
Views: 235932

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Still no sign of the first Caribbean Airlines MAX (9Y-CAL)? :) A388 No sign of it and it may not even be in final assembly. Boeing is skipping frames like some Chinese carriers. There are also 2 Buzz Air frames that have not seen the light of day and a SWA frame as well. Even though several LN#'s a...

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by A388
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 894
Views: 235932

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Still no sign of the first Caribbean Airlines MAX (9Y-CAL)? :)

A388

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by A388
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest post Q1 2021 - profit!
Replies: 34
Views: 4355

Re: Southwest post Q1 2021 - profit!

I'm not sure if this indeed is entirely the case, but posting a profit because an airline got government support, to me isn't a profit. If that is the case, the term profit is misleading. Can it also be that WN posted this profit because their network is mainly focused on domestic flights while the ...

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by A388
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 24759

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wow, what a huge reduction in capacity by phasing out the A380 and 77W? Has EY officially said they will phase the A380 out as in selling them and not just temporarily decommissioning them? Am I glad I saw their A380 in LHR in 2019. I'm glad I saw all the A380s in LHR in 2019 (summer). Who would hav...

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by A388
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 100165

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

jbs2886 wrote:
I think it was this incredibly underwhelming sticker.



Wow, that is underwhelming. A disappoinment indeed.

A388

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by A388
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 69194

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

It was delayed regarding ETOPS 180 certification. Regarding the PW engine issue, ETOPS 180 was lost and now after software updates are certified (and implemented), the ETOPS 180 certification is back again. Air Austral has ordered the A220 with ETOPS 180, since few weeks, the A220 is back in flight...

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by A388
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 69194

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Hi, I haven't read all the posts here but I see the first A220 for Air Austral is still undergoing test flights. It is more then 3 months old now, is it normal for a brandnew airplane taking more then 3 months for testing before being delivered to its customer or does the Covid pandemic have an infl...

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by A388
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 894
Views: 235932

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Thanks for the updates Woody and seahawk. I'll keep monitoring your updates here :smile:

A388

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by A388
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 4148

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

Even before the pandemic, A380 struggled -- with the notable exception being Emirates' utilization. The pandemic didn't have anything to do with the cancellation of the entire program. That occurred well before COVID-19 temporarily killed international travel. Technological marvel? Yes. Passenger f...

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by A388
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 4148

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

Maybe in a World where EK was making billions in profits year-on-year? Maybe in a World where the A380 generated 85% of EK's profits? https://simpleflying.com/emirates-a380-profits/ That world does not exist today. I’m sorry if you haven’t noticed Even before the pandemic, A380 struggled -- with th...

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by A388
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 894
Views: 235932

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Are there any photos already of the first Caribbean Airlines MAX (9Y-CAL)?

A388

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by A388
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 100165

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

747classic wrote:
747classic wrote:

Aircraft data : L/N 1689 L/N 1688 C/N 66892 B-777F B-18773 CHINA AIRLINES (WF313)


Too late to edit, correct aircraft data : L/N 1689 C/N 66892 B-777F B-18773 CHINA AIRLINES (WF313)


What's the status on the special sticker this CI 777F was supposed to get?

A388

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by A388
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I hope to see the CAL MAX's in Curacao in the future. Keeping my fingers crossed.

A388

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by A388
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I told my friends about this yesterday. As per the 737MAX production thread the first CAL 737MAX should have rolled out the factory on April 6th either fully painted or parked on the ramp (partially painted). Registration indeed should be 9Y-CAL. A388 So they are still taking MAXs...factory fresh a...

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by A388
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1072
Views: 131320

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I told my friends about this yesterday. As per the 737MAX production thread the first CAL 737MAX should have rolled out the factory on April 6th either fully painted or parked on the ramp (partially painted). Registration indeed should be 9Y-CAL.

A388

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