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by concordeforever
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Remaining passenger airliners with dedicated freighters
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: Remaining passenger airliners with dedicated freighters

Add Egyptair, Royal Jordanian, and Sichuan

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by concordeforever
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Pilots agreed a deal, Terminal staff are voting on a deal, cabin crew, after refusing to negotiate are now belatedly asking for the same deal as the pilots. The unions have really messed up. What happened to the strike threat? https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/08/11/unite-british-airways-redundanc...

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by concordeforever
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 LCA
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: BA 787 LCA

Definitely for cargo uplift, and interestingly over the last few months a very large amount of rescue dogs and cats !

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by concordeforever
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63667

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Are air mail ussually bulk loaded in like bags or are they placed into pallets and containers? Do airlines make money from air mail especially right now when mailing rates haven’t gone up? For a while mail bags were being loose flown in overhead bins, certainly on some JFK flights. Now seems to be ...

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by concordeforever
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63667

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

British Airways are still flying plenty of mail on their cargo only US services using passenger aircraft, especially on Sundays and Mondays.

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by concordeforever
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

27L has reopened during the day, but is closed from 8pm until 7 am overnight Monday to Friday until at least September, maybe longer depending on how the work progresses.

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by concordeforever
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Has BA started to fly out the remaining 747s from Heathrow. The taxiway cul-de-sac along the Eastern Perimeter Road seems to clear out at a rate of one 747 per day. They've been shifting them around the maintenance area this week, but all 9 are still currently at Heathrow. First ones expected to le...

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by concordeforever
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

At least the BA 744s had a bit of a swansong with the repainting of three of them into 'heritage' livery for last year's anniversary celebrations. Maybe a little flypast of four 744s in the BOAC, Negus, Landor and current [chatham dockyard?] liveries over Heathrow one afternoon could be arranged ju...

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by concordeforever
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21256

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

The "painting" on FR24 is quite spectacular. Well done to whoever thought of and planned this. A great tribute to the end of the 747 for you down under. I can't see British Airways doing anything like this when our last flight occurs.

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by concordeforever
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

All now in the maintenance area I think. The Negus was towed over from T5 a few weeks ago. Most are literally right next to the road, travel around the Eastern perimeter road from Hatton Cross to the 27R runway and you will see them. The current situation is this : Heathrow (9) : G-BYGF, G-CIVB (Neg...

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by concordeforever
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

None left at Bournemouth now. 14 at Cardiff, 9 at Heathrow, 5 at Teruel, and 3 at Kemble.

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by concordeforever
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

There's a nice spot for the BOAC** 744 on the roundabout approaching T5 at LHR. Perhaps even replace the model Emirates A380 on the M4 Spur. Better still open one to the public on the undershoot of the old runway 23. There's a nice green area there crying out for an aviation park. https://www.googl...

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by concordeforever
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8828

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

One of my most memorable approaches was in a Delta TriStar from Cincinnati to La Guardia in October 1994. Was sat right near the back in economy, great flight, good service, loads of space, and then the approach low over houses turning one way and the other like it was being flown by a fighter pilot...

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by concordeforever
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 18087

Re: PIA banned from Europe

https://www.flightradar24.com/PIA701/24d4d129


And it operated the Heathrow flight yesterday, July 1st, I saw it land.
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egnr wrote:
FlightRadar24 shows AP-BID is operating on its way to Manchester as PK701 this morning...

https://www.flightradar24.com/PIA701/24d4d129


And it operated the Heathrow flight yesterday, July 1st, I saw it land.

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by concordeforever
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57598

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The USAF 437 Airlift Wing are based at Charleston with a full complement of C-17s.

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by concordeforever
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 67943

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Did Boeing offer UPS a deal to take this already built frame in exchange for cancelling a later order, meaning the line will close 2 months earlier than previously planned, presumably saving money?

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by concordeforever
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

What seems strange to me is that they kept all of these people employed whilst all of their flights were cancelled, but now that flights are coming back they start firing people. Surely there would be a better way - a 6 month 50% reduction in working hours or something like that. That's because of ...

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by concordeforever
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

A 7-page letter to the Unite Union from BA management of Cargo at Heathrow has stated that there will be no enhanced voluntary redundancy programme due to it being prohibitively expensive, and that they will meet minimum statutory obligations only along with any contractual notice pay.

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by concordeforever
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

BA Cargo, Iberia Cargo, and Aer Lingus Cargo were all merged to form IAG Cargo a number of years ago. I work for BA Cargo on a BA contract but with all branding, management, sales, etc made at IAG level. Up until now the 12000 figure didn't include us, and we'd had a message from the Cargo CEO whic...

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by concordeforever
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

BA Cargo, Iberia Cargo, and Aer Lingus Cargo were all merged to form IAG Cargo a number of years ago. I work for BA Cargo on a BA contract but with all branding, management, sales, etc made at IAG level. Up until now the 12000 figure didn't include us, and we'd had a message from the Cargo CEO which...

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by concordeforever
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 7084

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

arcticcruiser wrote:
DoctorVenkman wrote:
Nothing in the article mentions flight time, range and/or speed. How long can this bird fly?


About a 120 feet...

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Well, if the accompanying photo is anything to go by, then a little higher or further than that....

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by concordeforever
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54467

Re: British Airways route updates

Does anyone know why is BA flying double daily LHR-GRU with the 788 as regular BA247 and an hour later a 77W as BA3XXX for 4 days now in a row? Also I see a BA A380 to JNB for 2 days. Wasn't the A380 grounded? Definitely extra cargo, lots of vaccines coming through our warehouse at the moment (not ...

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by concordeforever
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

BA vehemently denies the claim that it plans to fire almost the whole of its workforce. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52897418 Yet this quote from the linked BBC article says otherwise.... "We are hoping to reach agreement with you about these proposals, but if that is not possible (and ...

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by concordeforever
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36810

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

dstc47 wrote:
Ryanair associated company Malta Air to make 60 redundant, about one third of the workforce.


Do they really only have 180 staff?

They have 120 737s, or have a got something mixed up here?

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by concordeforever
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63667

Re: BA 777F

I have seen pics from inside the cabin taken at Heathrow after the first flight of MMK back from Beijing, sull of boxes of PPE stacked on the floor and covered with cargo nets. Also see pics of MMGs interior with no seats other than first class. Unable to post any of these pics, but why do you doubt...

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by concordeforever
Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 12697

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Amazingly G-XLEG is planned to operate a repatriation flight to Johannesburg tonight, May 31st, leaving Heathrow at 22.35L as BA9157. The first BA A380 service for quite a while.

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by concordeforever
Mon May 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19433

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

G-VIIO, P, and R were new to BA at Gatwick. I worked the ramp on R on it's first revenue service. I told the captain on his pre-flight walk around, he wasn't even aware....

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by concordeforever
Sat May 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63667

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Is BA using passenger flight numbers to operate cargo only flights? BA98/99 has been running LHR-YYZ-LHR daily as of late, but the flight isn’t bookable this month on their website. A lot of the BA flights are showing standard flight numbers on trackers, and when talking to ATC, but most of the lon...

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by concordeforever
Mon May 11, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21565

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG has just publicly stated live on British television that IAG are not interested in buying or investing in Austrian Airlines at all, and that is was all a rumour.

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by concordeforever
Sun May 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4632

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

BA cancelled their original order for some A318 but later bought 2 used aircraft for the LCY-(SNN)-JFK service. The BA A318s were certainly not used aircraft, but brand new. I accepted them both in to Gatwick on their delivery flights from Airbus before loading engineering spares on to them for thei...

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by concordeforever
Sat May 09, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13238

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

The "lockdown" in the UK has been pathetic. Far too many people ignoring it and going out to DIY stores, parks, etc. Not enough police to enforce the rules, and good weather don't help. Flights from China to Heathrow have never stopped since the whole virus issue started, and until now nob...

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by concordeforever
Thu May 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow can appeal against third runway block.
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Heathrow can appeal against third runway block.

The CEO of Heathrow made a statement two days ago saying that the third runway will now not be needed for 10 to 15 years, if ever....

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by concordeforever
Thu May 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13238

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Did IAG announce whether any staff are to be made redundant in other airlines in the group other than British Airways?

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by concordeforever
Thu May 07, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13238

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Apparently G-LCYJ, S, and T are all due to be flown from Norwich to London City today. LCY has been opened just for today to allow some ferry/maintenance/training flights. G-LCYE is going to Warsaw for maintenance and the crew are bringing back G-LCYO also.

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by concordeforever
Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?
Replies: 17
Views: 4418

Re: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?

The first British Airways Concorde RTW trip was a 16 day tour in November 1986. It routed London Heathrow--New York JFK--Oakland--Honolulu--Guam--Hong Kong--Denpasar Bali--Colombo--Bahrain--Cairo--London Heathrow. Total distance covered was 22,983 miles and airborne flying time was 30 hours 46 minut...

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by concordeforever
Wed May 06, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3481

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

Planespotters.net lists fleet numbers. Just search for the airline, the fleet matrix will show and there is a column for fleet numbers. This can be sorted into number order if required.

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by concordeforever
Wed May 06, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12103

Re: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'

The HiFly A380, 9H-MIP, has just spent a month in Tarbes, and now back in Portugal. I heard rumours that it was having seats removed, so maybe this is the aircraft, although I don't think Lufthansa Technik have any facilities there?

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by concordeforever
Tue May 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12103

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

"My bet is actually on LH Technik Philippines in MNL where they have facilities for line, base and heavy 380 maintenance." Very interesting. There is currently a British Airways A380, G-XLEG, on heavy maintenance in Manila, although I would be very surprised if this is the first for conver...

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by concordeforever
Sun May 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

It sounds to me as though some posters on here that clearly work for BA seem to think that what the airline is proposing is okay to "ensure it's survival". You have long service and are probably near the end of your careers anyway. We are not all in the same situation. So, announcing 12000...

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by concordeforever
Sun May 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

British Airways have so far today, May 3rd, operated 27 departures from Heathrow with 8 more still to go. These have been shorthaul ops to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Berlin, as well as many widebodies packed with freight and mail to Tel Aviv, L...

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by concordeforever
Fri May 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68845

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

How do people expect them to be getting rid of their most expensive staff when layoffs start at the bottom of the seniority list? They would have to off the senior people a buyout/really good severance package for them to leave? Or are union contracts Europe very different then they are in Canada? ...

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by concordeforever
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UIA to LHR instead of LGW
Replies: 7
Views: 3079

Re: UIA to LHR instead of LGW

Rwandair have operated two flights to Heathrow instead of Gatwick so far, with another expected tomorrow, May 1st.....

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by concordeforever
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD82 Biggin Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: American Airlines MD82 Biggin Hill

Is it N283AA? This was mentioned on the Biggin Hill forum in the UK a couple of days ago, think it's ex N283DM? It's carrying the new registration and is in the hangar "Pinging" away, but hasn't been changed on USCAR yet.

Hope this helps?

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by concordeforever
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87583

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

RobTrueBlueFox wrote:
A BA 747 has just gone into Kemble, low & slow all the way from LHR. Her final flight no doubt! Couldn’t catch a reg & the details on NATS were very odd, all zeros....


G-CIVJ, final flight....

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by concordeforever
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:24 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

If the UK can create and make operational a 400 bed ICU in 2 weeks, why would you spend months converting a A380 which then would have to be certified if it was to be used as a flying hospital. It specifically states that they won't be used as "Flying Hospitals". The aircraft will fly to ...

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by concordeforever
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air Transat having issues with its latest A321neo?
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Re: Is Air Transat having issues with its latest A321neo?

It's been operating in to London Gatwick LGW most days over the last week or two. Apparently not showing up on the trackers with any registration, just a type as "A21N".

Hope this helps?

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by concordeforever
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183256

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

What would happen if there was a worldwide lockdown of all flights? Who would go broke first? BA? I very much doubt that. IAG is a very profitable business, and BA has the advantage of the lucrative LHR base. Whilst they might suffer, unless we’re all wiped out mostly, London will always have stron...

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by concordeforever
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146915

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

MSN 383 (SU#1) maiden test flight #AIB01GT MSN 386 (BA#5) out on another test flight #AIB03GP MSN 387 (OZ#11) on its delivery flight as OZ881D. #351. #4 in 2020. #1 in February MSN 388 (EY#5) rolled out of paint hangar MSN 389 (OZ#12) rolled out of paint hangar MSN 420 (QR#54) rolled out of FAL MSN...

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