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by andrej
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-747-300SUD Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2675

Re: B-747-300SUD Question

Official delivery of the first converted KLM 747-206B(SUD), N1295E, KPAE, December 13th 1984 (converted at Seattle from Sept 30th 1984 - December 11th 1984) Hi 747classic,thanks for sharing that article. Truly informative and interesting read, as always. I noticed that there is a missing engine (#3...

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by andrej
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 146
Views: 21427

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

In light of this historic flight more good news are coming. UAE obtained an approval from the Saudi Arabia to use its airspace on all routes (i.e. flights to Israel are coming). Etihad started to sell tickets to Israeli passengers (expecting to launch new route soon), and Netanyahu stated that Saudi...

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by andrej
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences between DHC-8-400 and Dash 8 Q400
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Differences between DHC-8-400 and Dash 8 Q400

I believe that Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was the initial plane and DeHavilland DHC-8-400 was a result of restructuring, when Bombardier sold its C300 program to Airbus, it eventually divested its turboprop program as well. On Wikipedia (not always 100%) it states that the program was launched as 8-400 ...

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by andrej
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 127362

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

These two:





cpd wrote:


This one should be the top viewed photo - just wonderful.


Yes, very nice capture!

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by andrej
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 127362

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

This one

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by andrej
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 127362

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

And this one:

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by andrej
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 127362

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

This one:

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by andrej
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16643

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Lovely protectionism at work. When airlines in Europe region folded, it was a fair market competition, and no governmental support was allowed. Now, as major players are at risk, it is hidden in form of Corona aid. Airlines (namely Lufthansa Group in this case) generated profits for years. It should...

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by andrej
Thu May 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

One dedicated UPS 744F full flight simulator seems to be located at Louisville. See : https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/nsp/data_lists/media/Active_FSTD.xlsx Thank you, sir! Looking through the file, its seems that there are 3 dedicated B744F Level D simulators in the US. UPS, Boeing, and Atlas...

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by andrej
Wed May 27, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

BravoOne wrote:
I suspect that the Cargolux sims are freighter versions, both for the -8 and -400F.


That makes sense. Maybe some other long-term dedicated cargo operators, with own training facility, as well.
Thanks!

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by andrej
Tue May 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: Does UA still own / operate a 744 simulator ?

Minor (hardware) lay-out differences may be acceptable by the training department of the airline involved and the relevant authorities (FAA and/or other CAA). I can confirm that CX uses B744 sim, while it has only B744F in its fleet. Hardware differences include: no STAB fuel tank on B744F, differe...

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by andrej
Tue May 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 200
Views: 35734

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Appreciate your input Jehan. Where I'm from, the image of a bundled up pilot wearing tall rubber boots and a life vest after returning from a flight in below-freezing weather is perfectly natural, and just as much a part of the local aviation story as the images we've seen from Phuket. In other wor...

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by andrej
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2866

Re: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?

Didn't I read on a.net that EK was going to absorb FkyDubai eventually? No sure about if EK will fully absorb FZ, but it is publicly known fact that EK increased cooperation with FZ (including code-sharing, ability to earn EK miles on FZ flights). Some FZ flights are even served in Dubai from Termi...

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by andrej
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200/300 with GE engines...Why the lower fuel capacity?
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: 747-200/300 with GE engines...Why the lower fuel capacity?

I think that 77west is correct. Plumbing is different on respective engine variants.
Even various engines for B744 have different capacity for different engines (GE vs. PW/RR).

BTW, thanks for link to that pdf file. Very informative, especially the Mission Profile slide!

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by andrej
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83412

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Lufthansa 5 aircraft active, 8 stored D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020 D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 10/04/2020 D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne CHC-BKK (and then on to FRA) at time of writing 5608891,5775275,5843317 D-ABVR 28...

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by andrej
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65828

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

DUSZRH wrote:
All 15 Q400s. The rest should follow today. The A319 came to pick up the crew and/or for people who work as seasonal workers in farms.


Thanks for your answer! I was not expecting that second part. Quite interesting charter.

Cheers,
Andrej

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by andrej
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65828

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

In regards to Germanwings. Over the past week, a lot of Q400s are being flown to Bratislava (for storage, maintenance, or both?). Yesterday, A319 also flew in. Anybody knows, how many planes in total are expected to be in Bratislava (and possibly for how long)?

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by andrej
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNBC today
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: CNBC today

I find CNBC good for their morning (Asia, Europe, US) shows. Their lunch time and afternoon shows are not worth it. Too many pundits, and day traders.

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by andrej
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3282

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

The -400M can certainly load spare engine via its side door. Are dimensions the same for -200Ms? As stated above all 747 main deck side cargo doors have the same dimensions on all 747 series from the 747-100 up to the 747-8F, factory installed or installed (modified ) afterwards. Thank you sir! I m...

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by andrej
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3282

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

As I invited criticism, I have no complaints, but I didn't "forget" - I deliberately omitted the 747Ms because I was under the impression... a) they didn't have a nose door b) the rear side cargo door and deck would not be able to accommodate a JT9 or RB211 engine. Am I wrong? Can you see...

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by andrej
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3282

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

surrodox2001 wrote:
Kinda related, what airline does frequently use 5th pod on the 747?


I recall QANTAS utilizing it a lot. Check out photo gallery section.

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by andrej
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Adjust the KLM FCOM, Boeing has a procedure for ballast fuel. Or, If using CW fuel as ballast fuel, you have to manually select the override jettson pumps to off, if the CW ballast fuel level has been reached. For the rest of the flight regard both pumps U/S and perform the relevant NNP, requiring ...

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by andrej
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Note : Use of center wing fuel as balancing load is possible (in certain conditions), because adding extra center wing fuel shifts the CG more forward. Nice to remember : flying at the aft CG limit SAVES FUEL and increases the performance limited TOW. Thanks for this post. I understood that -400M d...

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by andrej
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12324

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

Agree, that this is not the best utilization of resources. There are plenty of other options how one can create make-shift ICU units. It would much more useful to build mobile (containerized) military-style hospitals, which would be better fit for this role (and/or convert warehouses, hangars as oth...

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by andrej
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5401

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

This difference goes for B747-400 an B747-8 as well. 744: 45,000 feet 748: 43,000 feet If my feeble memory is correct you need to add 100 feet to each limit. It has to do with the autopilot in VNAV. It maintains a "soft" altitude rather than a "hard" altitude. The 100' is a buff...

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by andrej
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5401

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

This difference goes for B747-400 an B747-8 as well.
744: 45,000 feet
748: 43,000 feet

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by andrej
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83412

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Quick question, is it possible to fly a combi with main deck pallets while the passenger cabin is empty without the center of gravity going out of limits? Since the cargo section is between doors 4 and 5, I'd imagine that would be very tail heavy. As per available information, -400M version does ha...

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by andrej
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain charters Iranian MD80 to fly stranded citizens from Doha to Bahrain
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Re: Bahrain charters Iranian MD80 to fly stranded citizens from Doha to Bahrain

eta unknown wrote:
I wonder if the Bahrainis forced the plane to fly into Kuwaiti airspace and do a u-turn...


If I remember correctly, those were football charter flights, flown by Gulf Air.

I guess, since this MD-80 is registered in Iran, it is OK to fly directly (i.e. no need for a cumbersome flights to nowhere).

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by andrej
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11824

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

https://www.antonov-airlines.com/wp-con ... ochure.pdf


Thanks for this link!
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firemansparky wrote:
Also, found this brochure they published about the AN 225 and other aircraft they operate. Interesting read for the large Antonov cargo aircraft fans:

https://www.antonov-airlines.com/wp-con ... ochure.pdf


Thanks for this link!

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by andrej
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern A330 Combi
Replies: 29
Views: 6806

Re: China Eastern A330 Combi

For all curious minds, this A330 is being offloaded in Prague.

All credit to: Dan Materna, MAFRA

Image

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by andrej
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11824

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

Glad to know that An-225 is back! I had a pleasure seeing her in Prague in 1989. It is a massive plane. An external data plate said it all....Max gross cargo weight: 250,000 kg/592,000 lbs...Max gross takeoff weight: 600,000 kg/1,320,000 lbs...unreal! Anybody knows its effective range at the Max Gro...

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by andrej
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 18855

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

What are limitations for Syria to obtain spare parts, maintenance support for A340s? Maybe this is a long shot, but if they can service their fleet without much hassle, then they can also use it to obtain spare parts / maintenance support for Mahan Air (other Iranian operators)? 1 A340-300 and 1 A34...

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by andrej
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.

Morvious wrote:
Probably related to COVID-19.

With more and more countries going into a lockdown this could be very well the last chances of getting home.


My thoughts as well. Most likely evacuation flights for expats.

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by andrej
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did UA ever serve CDG with the 747?
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Did UA ever serve CDG with the 747?

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... 1970-2017/

Cheers,
Andrej
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All credit to STT757. Check this link, it has plenty of information on the subject.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... 1970-2017/

Cheers,
Andrej

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by andrej
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 6981

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

Here’s a fantastic list of all 747 flights by United and Continental: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ Thanks for sharing this very interesting website! I used to live close to EWR in 2000’s and it is interesting to know COA’s hi...

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by andrej
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with Polar Air 717
Replies: 21
Views: 7184

Re: What's happening with Polar Air 717

spudsmac wrote:
Main deck fire indication but it was false.


Thanks for the information!

Cheers,
Andrej

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by andrej
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with Polar Air 717
Replies: 21
Views: 7184

Re: What's happening with Polar Air 717

This must be one of the worst nightmares for any pilot. Having a fire (confirmed or not) and being able to land ASAP. Suitable airports in less populated areas are few and far in-between. The AV Herald reported this incident few days ago, stating that it took them 2.5 hours before they safely landed...

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by andrej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 97
Views: 20178

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Hello and thanks for another great update. Question regarding the B777-300ER. There is no change compared to 2019 data (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1422705). However, I know that some planes rented as low as US$ 380k per month (older; 10-12Y frame). Also, there was an interesting...

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by andrej
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 747-400F back to work.
Replies: 18
Views: 8361

Re: Another 747-400F back to work.

wjcandee and MO11,
thanks for your clarifications and help!

Cheers,
Andrej

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by andrej
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After Life - The BA flight simulators
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: After Life - The BA flight simulators

Several airlines (CAL for example) come to London and utilize BA simulators for their training. I don’t anticipate for BA to sell/donate these flight sims yet. I am glad to know that you can rent it as a member of general public. Same does Lufthansa (including their B748). I presume that DLH’s simul...

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by andrej
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 747-400F back to work.
Replies: 18
Views: 8361

Re: Another 747-400F back to work.

N508KZ is owned by WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY TRUSTEE, see : https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N508KZ Wilmington Trust doesn't own airplanes. The airplane is owned by Nippon Cargo Airlines, placed in a US trust, for which Wilmington Trust is the trustee. What you s...

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by andrej
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS leases 4 acft to FZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: QS leases 4 acft to FZ

What does FlyDubai do with business class on these aircraft? Fill it? They have C-class in FZ aircraft. And is there a C-class on QS planes? I would assume that EK wants to maintain some level of standard / service on code shared flights (with FZ). Is this a new .... . Why are they leasing aircraft...

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by andrej
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown
Replies: 40
Views: 12171

Re: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown

Guessing someone forgot to have the drains cleared in a timely fashion What drainage? :wave: This was most rain we had here in the past three years. It stopped raining this morning in my place and water (pools of water) stands on roundabouts and ramps as of now (just got back from the Mall of Emira...

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by andrej
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 747-400F back to work.
Replies: 18
Views: 8361

Re: Another 747-400F back to work.

Sad news. Do we know more about this plane, such as number of cycles and flight hours? I hope this plane gets back to business relatively quickly. Regarding question about photos of N508KZ, when I googled it there were other photos available. N508KZ is owned by WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY TRUSTEE........

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by andrej
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 747-400F back to work.
Replies: 18
Views: 8361

Re: Another 747-400F back to work.

Sad news. Do we know more about this plane, such as number of cycles and flight hours? I hope this plane gets back to business relatively quickly.

Regarding question about photos of N508KZ, when I googled it there were other photos available.

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by andrej
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25663

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Does any us carrier fly to dubai

As far as I am aware, only UPS and FedEx are scheduled US flagged carriers. There are no US scheduled passenger carriers in DXB, but at least one (Delta) used to fly there.

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by andrej
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Thank you to all! I will schedule accordingly.

I hope to get a chance to fly on the Queen (upper deck).

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by andrej
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Hey guys. Do you know where KLM will dispatch B744s in the summer 2020?
I asked them via Facebook, but destinations stated (e.g. Toronto) do not match schedule when I try to book a flight (August 2020).

Thanks for any of your advise!

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by andrej
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61239

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

As it is a normal business day here, it is quite possible for a locally / regionally based airline to announce an order.

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