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by andrej
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 132
Views: 17016

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

What I would like to get more detail / information is on Clark's statement that " 85% of the airline’s profit came from the Airbus SE A380 planes prior Covid-19 ". Given the fact that B777 fleet seems more capable (cargo wise) as previously noted here on the a.net. Where did such amazing p...

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by andrej
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28091

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Blerg wrote:
andrej wrote:
Blerg wrote:

Brilliant, thank you very much. It's very interesting to read on all this as I didn't know most of it.


Glad you found it helpful. It is very tragic end to once a great company.

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by andrej
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28091

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Sad news for the remaining staff. Inevitable end for once a great airline. After Tvrdik's mismanagement (for which he and his crooks should be prosecuted), it is not surprising. CSA is just a shell, nothing else. Smartwings (49% owned by CEFC China Energy) looted it to the fullest ability. Shame re...

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by andrej
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28091

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Sad news for the remaining staff. Inevitable end for once a great airline. After Tvrdik's mismanagement (for which he and his crooks should be prosecuted), it is not surprising. CSA is just a shell, nothing else. Smartwings (49% owned by CEFC China Energy) looted it to the fullest ability. Shame rea...

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by andrej
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 3743

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

This is exactly what is really needed in the EU right now. Yep!

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by andrej
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 25744

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

Given current circumstances and effectiveness of B787s and A21Ns, it makes sense for airlines to retire older planes from their fleet. By any chance, is there any data available to ANA's B77W fleet? I would like to know, their DOW, MZFW, Max Fuel capacity, MLW. For example JA789A or JA784A frames? T...

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by andrej
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss returns to EZE
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Re: Swiss returns to EZE

Interesting news. I hope this connection lasts. However, is B77W really going to spend more than 24 hours in EZE?

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by andrej
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.
Replies: 69
Views: 14135

Re: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.

747classic wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Would be interesting to know which airframes have the T19 now and which got the NGFMS upgrade.


NGFMS, the last delivered frames ?


Was not the full fleet retrofitted with NG FMC? As per my understanding it was.

Cheers,
Andrej

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by andrej
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47681

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

It's quite clear in the regulations that the limit is “250 kts, or flaps up clean speed, whichever is higher ". So if flaps up is at 260 kts you can fly that speed below 10000 without having to say anything to ATC? If your minimum clean speed is above 250 kts, you advise ATC. I do not believe ...

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by andrej
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47681

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

If you notice at 00.59 in the video you can listen what i think is the 'airspeed low' caution, and they were climbling to 5000' but they never pass 4000', if the number next to the altitude is the speed, it means they were around 200 or 210 knots when they stall, so I think they select flaps 1 too ...

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by andrej
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 325
Views: 152442

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

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by andrej
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

I think what E38 means is that it's realtively uncommon to have large numbers or aircraft simultaneously using full length and intersection departures. I completely agree, just KEWR came to my mind as it used to be my home airport for some time. :) Maybe EGLL can fit such a description (where a cou...

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by andrej
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

In some cases, using intersection takeoffs can increase the workload of the local controller (tower), and is therefore, not frequently used. In fact, I don't know of very many airports in the U.S. that routinely use intersection departures. It just doesn't save much time and there can be additional...

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by andrej
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 100302

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

The A340-541 show TT of about 30K with the A350-642 about 40K. The only B747 shown is HS-TGJ TT 100,853hrs at 31Aug15; Thank you for sharing that link, If that is the case (flight hours of 100k), then I am afraid that B744 will not be attractive to anyone. Shame. But, maybe A.net can start an airli...

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by andrej
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 100302

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

Do we know any statistics for B744, like hours / cycles? Maintenance status?

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by andrej
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 325
Views: 152442

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



Really nice shot with a fluffy background. :)

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by andrej
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 325
Views: 152442

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



cpd wrote:
Best photo I've seen in ages on here.

I concur, very nice shot!

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by andrej
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Boeing and Airbus go for twin wheel main landing gears on their next-gen 737/A320s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2848

Re: Should Boeing and Airbus go for twin wheel main landing gears on their next-gen 737/A320s?

Airbus offered double bogie on A320, not only to Indian Airlines, but as an option to all airlines. Mainly for operators with less than ideal runway conditions. But, if single bogie can handle the job, why double it? After all, this option was not very popular, and if I recall correctly it is not of...

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by andrej
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-747-300SUD Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4572

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: 272
Views: 41003

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: 1389

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: 325
Views: 152442

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: 325
Views: 152442

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: 325
Views: 152442

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: 325
Views: 152442

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: 17089

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: 2980

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: 2980

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: 2980

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: 244
Views: 55050

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: 2929

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: 2360

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: 472
Views: 111116

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: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82495

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: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82495

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: 957

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: 3467

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: 3467

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: 3467

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: 1276
Views: 356490

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: 1276
Views: 356490

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: 12512

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: 6155

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: 6155

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: 472
Views: 111116

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: 2626

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: 12034

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: 6999

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: 12034

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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