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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6424

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

It is more about confirming if what I saw was indeed a protocol 'violation' @Airontario, not about 'accomplishing' anything

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6424

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

In fact people did indeed get up before parking at the gate, but he was clearly not standing in the aisle with the goal of preventing this. As said above, I have never seen anything like this before.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6424

Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

Today I returned home from a 3 week round trip of beautiful Georgia. On the flight home from Tbilisi to Amsterdam (A9651), one of the flight attendants remained standing in the aisle during final approach and touch down(!) in AMS. This happened while holding something like an ice pack on the head of...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vienna New Low-cost Heaven?
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Vienna New Low-cost Heaven?

With the recent opening of a base at Vienna by both Wizzair and Level it seems Vienna is 'hot' for LCCs. Am I right in seeing this and ,if so, what makes Vienna so desirable for LCCs? I, as a non-Austrian, always thought nearby Bratislava Airport was the LCC alternative for Vienna/Austria.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23257

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23257

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful ...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Thu May 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 70475

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

First ever visit by an MRJ to the Netherlands occurred yesterday, visiting Maastricht Aachen Airport: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-technologie/mrj-maastrichtcmaa-900.png?itok=Yvx-5X9p Source: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon May 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5614

Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Cabo Verde Airlines (former TACV) has revealed their new colour scheme on this Boeing 757 christened 'Praia de Santa Maria': https://www.eturbonews.com/251836/praia-de-santa-maria-cabo-verde-new-livery-landed https://www.eturbonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/JPK8755-e1557633493365.jpg https://ww...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10612

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

I predict the EY A350-1000 is going to be a frequent visitor at AMS

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)
Replies: 17
Views: 5159

Re: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)

Could this be a 'frontal company' for an Iranian airline? I know that Mahan Air got A310s via an Armenian airline in the past

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 9703

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/03/phase-out-amsterdam-to-brussels-flights-dutch-mps-say/ Both Dutch and Belgian (Flemish) left-wing green parties want KLM to stop their up to 5 daily flights to Brussels, mostly used by connecting passengers. Main argument is that the already existing highspeed-...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9408

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

Tail logo reminds me of the flag of Panama, coincidence I guess

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

directorguy wrote:
Will be used to DXB, LHR, HKG, BKK, JFK, YYZ, BCN, PEK, FRA, KWI, and NRT in 2019.
Configured in 30 J+ 279 Y seats. Can't wait!


Does this mean the 77Ws leased from GECAS will be replaced by these incoming 789s?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?
Replies: 24
Views: 4330

Re: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?

OA940 wrote:
I don't think they'll do more than stickers to be honest. A retro would be great though.

However I'm hoping for some pretty good sales to celebrate the big event!


KLM has proven in the past they do know how to celebrate (PH-BVA Orange Pride for example), so dont worry ;)

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

Re: Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?

EuroAtlantic and HiFly are originally Portuguese scheduled carriers (Air Zarco/Air Madeira and Air Luxor) that had to change their business in order to survive in this complicated industry. White, IIRC, was created as a charter airline by TAP and Portuguese travel agency Abreu. Nowadays owned by OM...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?

Portugal has, apart from flag carrier TAP, several other airlines around. Most of them are charter airlines, i.e. EuroAtlantic, Everjets, Hi Fly, NetJets Europe and White Airways. Why are there so many Portugese charter airlines? Is it due to favorable labour conditions or favorable tax regulations?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33203

Re: Germania ceases operations

cedars747 wrote:
Germania ARN-BEY was very popular, I wonder who wil take over the route?


MEA with an A320 would seem logical to me

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace
Replies: 46
Views: 7172

Re: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace

sonicruiser wrote:
Don’t they still fly to JFK?


Not AFAIK, Uzbekistan Airlines does via RIX with the 788/763

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 16970

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

Looks like a very nicely done and much needed revamp of their 332! Too bad some of these have 18J and one of the worst hard products on TATL. They should learn a thing or two from DL... I thought all KLM 330s were 1-2-1 lie flat now. No? Not to my knowledge. They're all 2-2-2 and technically flat b...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE

Could be that CI is going to use AMS as main gateway to Europe? They will upgauge their 4x A359 a week to 4x 77W from TPE to AMS coming summer.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 61428

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

First A330neo for Air Senegal performed its first test flight:
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/airbus-a330neo-voor-air-senegal-maakt-eerste-vlucht
Their livery reminds me of Ethiopian Airlines, especially the font.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

MIAT rebranding looks like a mix between the rebranding of LH, EI and FI

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9139

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

What about the 763 used from Philadelphia to AMS?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5036

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

What airlines switched engine types for new builds of the same basic variant of a plane (i.e. not one where they were forced to switch because a variant was only offered with a particular engine)? I know BA switched from GE to RR for later batches of 777-200ERs (was that due to unhappiness with the...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5036

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Mergers are an obvious cause indeed. However, in TK's case, the first batch of A330-300s they ordered are RR equipped with later deliveries fitted with GE engines. Any particular reason for this? Is it similar to the reason EK ordered RR engines now since they were unsatisfied with the fuel economic...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5036

Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Why dome some airlines operate multi-engine types of the same aircraft? Look for example at TK's A330 fleet. They operate every engine type available on the A330. Their A330-300s are equipped with both GE and RR engines and their A330-200s are equipped with GE, PW and RR (Turkish Cargo). Why is that...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23257

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

eastafspot wrote:
3BNBE wrote:
According to wikipedia, both MK and KLM are linking AMS to MRU!


They share this route. MK operates this route with an A343 in the summer season, KLM with a 789 in winter season.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 first ever revenue flight to Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

787-10 first ever revenue flight to Europe

Etihad performed the first ever revenue flight operated by a 787-10 to Europe today: flight EY77 from AUH to AMS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAtYyz4-X9w

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48977

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Perhaps Turkish is interested in operating these 2nd hand A380s from Istanbul New Airport?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5987

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

KLM already codeshares with Cathay, Malaysian, Singapore, Erhiad and Qantas to Australia. Besides Garuda, CZ, Korean and Jetstar. So it doesnt seem needed for EY to join Skyteam. Valid point, though KLM is an airline and Skyteam is an airline alliance consisting of several airlines ;) KLM in itself...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5987

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

ScottB wrote:
I think SkyTeam would be quite happy to see EY continue to struggle and ultimately remove some capacity from the market.


I myself don't know if Skyteam would be too happy about EY struggling due to the existing codeshare agreements between EY and SkyTeam member airlines.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5987

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

You got [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] (admittedly not much for the latter two) for various roles between Australia/NZ and Asia/Europe/ME. And if you are looking into some connection possibilities in Africa, you have [email protected]. I would say it's pretty well covered already. Michael True, but...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5987

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

BestWestern wrote:
The shortest route distance wise is actually via CAN.


CZ is leaving Skyteam though...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5987

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

You got [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] (admittedly not much for the latter two) for various roles between Australia/NZ and Asia/Europe/ME. And if you are looking into some connection possibilities in Africa, you have [email protected]. I would say it's pretty well covered already. Michael True, but...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5987

Etihad and Skyteam

Etihad Airways, currently experiencing some difficulties, has several codeshare agreements in place with Skyteam members (Air Europa, Air France, Czech Airlines, Garuda, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia and Vietnam Airlines). Furthermore, with China Southern leaving Skyteam, Skyteam loses...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4246

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

How is Royal Jordanian not mentioned yet?


Simply stunning!

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Unpainted plugged windows

LimaFoxTango wrote:
Could also be window simply covered over by the sidewall inside ie a lav, galley or bulkhead. The window itself isn't plugged.


Could be indeed, don't get it why the affected windows aren't plugged then though

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Unpainted plugged windows

nikeherc wrote:
Are they plugged, or are the shades closed? There appears to be a bright ring around the gray, indicating a transparency in the window.


No definitely not closed shades. Especially on the China Southern A330 and Nepal A330 the gray plugs are clearly visible.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Unpainted plugged windows

I noticed that some recently delivered Airbus A330s have unpainted plugged windows. In the following pictures you can clearly see the grayish plugged windows I'm talking about: 5076877 5154375 5120511 Does anyone know why these plugged windows are left gray? Is it on purpose and, if so, what is the ...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 15170

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Here's a side view of it. For those who enjoy cheatlines, enjoy.

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Looks nice. i like the way they use the flag's colours.


It is nice indeed but looks actually more like the flag of Cape Verde than the flag of Iceland haha

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211758

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The livery reminds me of the Skyteam livery too somehow, maybe because the dark shade of blue is kinda similar.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211758

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Dutch website upinthesky suggests that this is how LHs new livery will look like: https://www.upinthesky.nl/2018/01/22/lufthansa-krijgt-nieuwe-livery-is-m/ https://i0.wp.com/www.upinthesky.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lufthansa_new_livery_watermerk.jpg?ssl=1 It reminds me of Corsair...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia takes delivery of it's first Boeing 777-300ER
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

Alitalia takes delivery of it's first Boeing 777-300ER

Alitalia has (silently?) taken delivery of it's first (second hand) Boeing 777-300ER: https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/980213/ei-wla-alitalia-boeing-777-300er/ The plane is owned by AerCap(flew for Air Austral) and is 8.5 years old ) https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/777/EI-WLA-Al...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland air 767 300
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

Re: Iceland air 767 300

Might have been MIAT Mongolian Airlines?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread
Replies: 109
Views: 36513

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/ ... hin-il-96/
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The only thing I could find is this picture showing CU-T1250 parked at Voronezh (covered in snow):
http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/ ... hin-il-96/

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ugly Liveries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Ugly Liveries?

Personally I would say: -AirTran Airways -American Airlines' chrome fuselage -Delta's Wavy Gravy -Air Canada's new wannabe A350 livery -every livery of Spirit Airlines -China Eastern -British West Indies Airwa What in the world was wrong with AirTran? Loved the green tail with the big cheery 'a', r...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ugly Liveries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Ugly Liveries?

Personally I would say:
-AirTran Airways
-American Airlines' chrome fuselage
-Delta's Wavy Gravy
-Air Canada's new wannabe A350 livery
-every livery of Spirit Airlines
-China Eastern
-British West Indies Airwa

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The story of Snow Leopard at Tajik Air
Replies: 2
Views: 745

The story of Snow Leopard at Tajik Air

I guess most of you, just like me, didn't know until now that Tajik Air operated an ex-Pan Am 747SP called 'Snow Leopard' for a short period in the 1990s. 0071320 Even better, I recently came across the story(with insider information and pictures) of this rather unique airplane. It consists of 5 cha...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue May 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4655

Re: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?

Probably because the planes are leased. Many, many, many airlines have that. I'd dare say most medium sized airlines have some planes with a foreign registry. Correct. The other half of the "equation" is that Mexico has no restriction on a Mexican carrier operating N registered (or non-Me...

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