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by MajMattMason
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I’m hearing that the planes are pretty much empty. Looks like most flights are filed at FL410 which would pretty much confirm that they aren’t carrying much cargo except probably empty containers. Similar to the ANC-PHX route. Have yet to figure out why Amazon would fly an empty plane to PHX or ORD...

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by MajMattMason
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Looks like 381AN will be assigned 479AZ (was originally scheduled for 384AA but that tail is going to Amerijet now I believe). And for the moment, 392AN will get 491AZ and 395AN will get 499AZ. Though this could change. Also, look for 388AA and 385AM to have their coming out party March ‘21 and Augu...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Just noticed on FR24 that several Amazon Air flights arrive in the DHL ramp at CVG around 0630-1030 local (after the DHL night sort) and depart around 1430-1530. Are the packages on these airplanes being sorted inside DHL's hub, are these airplanes doing a simple ULD swap, or are they mostly being ...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 96
Views: 28146

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Does anyone understand how the crewing works for this? Are their pilots American? It seems like most of their flight attendants are Guyanese and based in Guayana (obviously). The pilots are American with the main cadre of FA’s being Guyanese nationals. This was the same arrangement that Dynamic had...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee wrote:
Thanks, MajMattMason! Very interesting to have the up-to-date list.

Any ideas about 394AN?


394AN? At the moment, I don’t see it coming to ATI. So my WAG is it’s going to outside customer. My SWAG? I think UPS got their last tail last week. So Amerijet maybe??

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by MajMattMason
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon leased N433AZ yesterday. CAM leased N304CM to UPS yesterday So 433AZ will be it for this year, I believe. At least that's the end of the aircraft that were to be leased by CAM to Amazon this year. 11 next calendar year. And N393UP, formerly N304CM, flew to SDF yesterday. More on this in the ...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Not sure if this has been discussed. 395AN and 392AN on the way to ATI by the end of the year, but I expect to see some slippage. Both, I believe, to be reassigned to Amazon in ‘21 at some future date.
381AN is 30 days plus late for ATI.

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by MajMattMason
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

On Thursday, Aug 20 Atlas starts two more stations... MIA-SJU-MIA on the 767 and PDX-LAL-RFD with a Southern 737. I figured we'd start to see some LAL routes on 737s, so there ya go.... The growth in LAL might be slowed down a bit. They are redoing the back third of the ramp parking spots in front ...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

So, interestingly, ATI is planning to run N605DL from ILN to CVG tonight. That's one of ATI's 4 757Fs, that it used to run for DHL. I know that ATSG has been trying to find work for them, either as flown by ATI or otherwise. I understand they have been offered for dry-lease to a number of customers...

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by MajMattMason
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I don't know who it's running for, but ATI's 395CM is on an ILN-HNL-GUM-HKG-GUM-SYD-HKG-... run. I read on a fansite that the GUM-SYD-HKG portion, at least, is going to be twice weekly for over a month. Can't be for DHL, because of the ABX Scope rules, I think. It’s for DHL. ABX’s DHL “domestic 767...

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by MajMattMason
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Not sure if these tentative dates have been posted: Old #.......new #.....projected date in service 153DL.....449AZ...July 1’st JA8362...431AZ...August 1’st 379AA.....457AZ...September 1’st JA8286...433AZ...October 1’st 360CM gets painted in AMZ colors and new re registered as 443AZ. In service date...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

It's a myth that the FAA "forced" UPS to abandon the contractor model. IPX was formed to try to get operating rights to Japan, using Orion Air aircraft and crews.... Granted. But I wouldn’t be surprised if, when push comes to shove, FDX/UPS lobbying efforts will force the FAA’s hand in fe...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

What’s to stop Amazon from just buying one of the airlines they contract with and just use that certificate and ops? Answer.... nothing. But the question is “could they be forced to by the FAA (prodded along by the lobbyists from FDX and UPS) to assume the cost and liabilities of owning/running an ...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1610
Views: 201908

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

What’s to stop Amazon from just buying one of the airlines they contract with and just use that certificate and ops? Answer.... nothing. But the question is “could they be forced to by the FAA (prodded along by the lobbyists from FDX and UPS) to assume the cost and liabilities of owning/running an ...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

There are two things happening with Bremerton's airport which are of interest. First there are serious state efforts to ensure there will be a reliever airport for SEATAC. Bremerton remains the only one with easily available large tracts of land and no major political objections (they could emerge,...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/bain- ... asing-unit
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Bain Capital to invest in Titan leasing.

What does this mean for the Atlas/Amazon relationship??

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/bain- ... asing-unit

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by MajMattMason
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

http://www.freightwaves.com/news/amazon ... e-cargojet
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sunking737 wrote:
Cargojet will start flying for Amazon in Canada. Announced today. AMZ making investment in Cargojet also.


http://www.freightwaves.com/news/amazon ... e-cargojet

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by MajMattMason
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Is ILN going to be getting any more flights to different cities? is the eight cities served right now going to be the max that amazon expands at ILN? I think the plan was for Atlas to come in with some flights shortly. Wasn’t there an issue with Airborne MX having some sort of exclusivity agreement...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CAM signed for CC-CZT yesterday (7/2). Thanks MO11!! Now N304CM. Noticed it went to ILN on 6/28, but didn't focus on it as a possible purchase, given the huge volume of feedstock available to CAM from other sources. Three years ago, the lower floors of the “Crystal Palace of the Cornfield” was a bu...

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by MajMattMason
Tue May 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

....Also, Omni's tail numbers usually add up to the number 9, as this one here (432AX) does. So...DING! DING! DING! You may have called it: 389AA may be going to Omni as a passenger aircraft. GOOD CATCH!!, on the summation of the tail number digits equaling “9”!!!! I just remembered seeing N4xxAX t...

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by MajMattMason
Tue May 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Here's another interesting factoid: When 389AA is converted (a process that likely won't even begin for a while), it's destined to be renumbered 432AX. Not AZ. AX. (And 432 isn't a prime number, duh.).... Generally-speaking, ATSG/CAM haven't been numbering newly-acquired aircraft with the AX suffix...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A peripheral observation: Looks like N382CM (in the white/ANZ livery; formerly 930WE) has stepped in to cover the daily Aloha Cargo LAX-HNL flights, which use N399CM, an aircraft in Aloha Cargo livery that is dry-leased by Aloha Cargo (NAC) from CAM and has been operated for almost a year-and-a-hal...

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by MajMattMason
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out. There are significant differences between...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Regarding the future Amazon Air Hub at CVG, a bunch of trees have started being cleared. Looks like they started over the weekend beginning at Taxiway Novemeber, moving south. From what I’ve read, the south parcel is to be completed first before the north end. From what I’ve heard, the south parcel...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

WPvsMW wrote:
wj, do you think Wlalmart will use CMI, like Amazon (and own/lease the a/c)? Walmart livery on the fleet?


“Wally Air”??

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Oh and WJ,
I know you like to keep track of what’s going on with tails and paint. 382CM is due for paint May5 and 373AA is due June 2. Each marked down for 15 days.
My guess is either ATI livery or “white whale”.

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Drove by ILN today. LOTS of activity around the old DHL sort. ..... Rumor of Amazon moving back to ILN on a temp basis. Is this the beginning of getting the infrastructure in place? It has been reported (but I can’t find where at the moment) that “some” AMZ ops will be operating out of ILN. I’ve he...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 180768

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

cmairplaneman wrote:
Who flies the planes? I thought they were ATSG crews that flew them

They are. The crews are comprised of former (retired) ATI and ABX crews hired as “contract pilots”.

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by MajMattMason
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 115792

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Great synopsis Will! Thx

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by MajMattMason
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 84006

DRe: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-16- ... Freighters


Any ideas as to when DHL will start receiving these tails??
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qf789 wrote:
DHL and Boeing announce purchase of 14 777F’s, a portion of the order has already been booked as a UFO

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-16- ... Freighters


Any ideas as to when DHL will start receiving these tails??

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by MajMattMason
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 9329

Re: American A320 Retirement

https://www.precisionaircraft.com/a321/
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321Precision, a joint venture between Precision Aircraft and ATSG to covert A321 p2f.

https://www.precisionaircraft.com/a321/

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by MajMattMason
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 115792

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N767AX ferried ROW to CVG today New paint? From the SDRs it looks like it underwent a heavy check in May of 2017. 60,000 hours and 42,000 cycles. Looked to be a fresh coat of paint. Still wears the ABX Air livery with a white tail. The “ABX Air” livery could be just a decal, easily stripped off if ...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: Which Aviation College?

If you are stead fast on going Part 141, might I suggest a slightly different route. Mercer County College in West Windsor NJ has a Flight Technology associates degree that will get you, at a minimum, your SE Commercial instrument rating in 2 years (4 semesters). What does this mean for you? You pay...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

777EK: I'm not entirely-clear what ATI is going to use 396CM for. If it's similar to 395CM, it may be painted in a very-nice ATI livery. WJ, what is leading you to believe that 396CM is coming to ATI? I’m not seeing anything to confirm that. I’m thinking it might be going to a CAM customer outside ...

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by MajMattMason
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

399CM (previously 382AN) looks to be the first of three 763's for Aloha/NAS as discussed earlier. Due on line end of Oct'17. From what I'm seeing, 379CM due out of paint mid Jan'18 and 351CM due out of paint mid May'18 will be the next two 763's to round out the CMI contract for Aloha/NAS. Can't tel...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kingdom of Bahrain 747 at ATL
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: Kingdom of Bahrain

Are the Braves in town??

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by MajMattMason
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 5391

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

MajMatt: I thought that N168CA was already converted to combi. But you would know better than I. Either way, it has no potential to fly unless it's for ATI at this point, given that ATI is the only carrier with authority to fly the 757 combi on charters, IIRC. It has been sitting in ROW for somethi...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 5391

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

The band U2 was using a JetMagic 757 for a charter aircraft on their Joshua Tree Tour earlier this year. Now that they are touring the US, will they still use the 757 or will they charter someone else? Maybe they will use an ATI combi, like other bands have done in the past. You're right Wjcandee!!...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 39621

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

These A333 P2F's acquisitions, are they to replace or augment the existing fleet? If replace, I assume it's going to be for the A300's? Anyone know what the fate of the B757 fleet is?? The 757-200SF fleet is being replaced by 757-200PCF. So far, DHL Air has added 12 PCF and EAT Leipzig has added 6 ...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 39621

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

These A333 P2F's acquisitions, are they to replace or augment the existing fleet? If replace, I assume it's going to be for the A300's?
Anyone know what the fate of the B757 fleet is??

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by MajMattMason
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Not Amazon related, but once 395CM is up and running, ATI will be getting WRI-RMS-CAI-RMS-TER-WRI back in October. We had been hearing that it was coming back pending crew availability, and it looks like that time has come. Not so much crew, but airframe availability. 395CM was supposed to be avail...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foggy 3-holer memories
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: Foggy 3-holer memories

UPS did use the RR Tay's for their fleet of 727-100's. Not a UPS person, but I believe UPS Mgt was none to pleased with the real life performance.

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by MajMattMason
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N372AA is going to Air Transport International (ATI) and the registration will be N379CX after conversion Awesome info! Thanks! I wonder what ATI is going to use it for, if 395CM and 396CM are already going there as the Amazon breakdown/maintenance spares. New customer, maybe? Or something is in fl...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the 757/767 so popular?
Replies: 71
Views: 12561

Re: Why are the 757/767 so popular?

The 767 is a "tale of two versions". While both are fabulous flying machines, the -200 is definitely a "dump truck". But the -300 is it's much nimbler cousin. And slap a pair of winglets on a -300, then she becomes the girl you're leaving the dance with!! But from a pure aestheti...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I believe ATI did a rescue flight for Atlas today. 307AZ worked CVG to ONT as ATN4204 which is a non-standard flight number for ATI.

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by MajMattMason
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Well, IF U Google Amazon airplanes, you get this... https://www.geekwire.com/2016/amazon-prime-airplane-seafair/ What I say 3 mos. ago - online. They are white & blue 763's. All rehabbed and flown by ABX & DHL crews. Correction: The 763's painted in Amazon livery are being flown by ATI (6 n...

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by MajMattMason
Wed May 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 203724

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

http://www.whio.com/news/breaking-news/major-regional-airports-proposed/jRho5YFwq0JX72dabKZz2I/ I almost don't want to share this. After the CMH virtual striptease I didn't think the beloved buckeye state could pull off something even more traumatic and inane, but here we have it. Two Ohio State Le...

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by MajMattMason
Wed May 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N371AA finished its freighter conversion and is scheduled for a 3 and a half hour air test tomorrow prior to delivery as N353AZ. Aircraft deliveries are slipping by a few days. 353AZ (371AA) should've been in GYR for paint this week and should be on line mid June. 337AZ is scheduled to be online mi...

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by MajMattMason
Wed May 10, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I have been pleasantly shocked that flights have been on time, if not early, this week with the change to pure sort using A cans. We left on time today.

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by MajMattMason
Sun May 07, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Shifting topics. Question for pilots and loadmasters: How is the operation at CVG going? Is it like it was typically for Amazon, where you walk out to an aircraft that is loaded, fueled and buttoned-up? Or is it the usual DHL last-minute-this and last-minute-that, while you sit in the pointy end wa...

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