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by MO11
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee, I think that SY was sending planes to LQQ for interior mods. Maybe AAR is booked full now with helping Boeing with its AD work, to get all the MAX's ready to return to service. I guess its a wait and see for more Amazon planes at SY.. Remember these 3 words." SUBJECT TO CHANGE" ...

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by MO11
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N457AZ leased to Amazon yesterday.

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by MO11
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 61
Views: 7026

Re: Western Airlines questions

AntonioMartin wrote:
Wonder of they had 5th freedom rights between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta...



That would be cabotage, or 8th Freedom; I guarantee Mexico didn't allow that. 5th Freedom would be a flight from the US to Mexico to Guatemala (on a US carrier) with local traffic carried between Mexico and Guatemala.

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by MO11
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 61
Views: 7026

Re: Western Airlines questions

To the OP, remember that the Deregulation Act was 1978, the economy in the early '80s was crap, and Western merged with Delta in 1987. There wasn't a lot of time to be creative. South America wasn't open skies in the 1980s, so airlines still had to compete for route awards. When WA got LGA slots and...

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by MO11
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airways DBA US Airways Express
Replies: 8
Views: 2155

Re: US airways DBA US Airways Express

There were no certificates. It had originally planned to use the DOT/FAA certificates from Potomac Air and operate 50-seat RJs. MidAtlantic was operated using US Airways certificates dba US Airways Express. It was basically a "hard fence". Republic got its own certificates.

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by MO11
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Engine Options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: B752 Engine Options?

From the history side of the equation the Pratt was cheaper new. It did have a few more teething problems though. Rumor has it Rolls approached Delta after we had about ten 757 delivered and were already doing pylon mods on the Pratts. We will pay to re-engine your ten planes if you switch all new ...

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by MO11
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 43501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

So for another "I wonder why"...a NASA airplane based at ELP? Wikipedia: El Paso Forward Operating Location is a division of the Johnson Space Center. It is home to the one and only Super Guppy, and NASA's T-38 Depot Maintenance Facility. It was also the former home of the Shuttle Trainin...

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by MO11
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual / Odd Flight Paths? Or Technical Glitches?
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Unusual / Odd Flight Paths? Or Technical Glitches?

Here's hoping this thread is finding everyone well. For the first time in a long time, I found myself looking at Flightaware, just to see what is flying. In checking on Bakersfield, California (BFL), I noticed a couple of its flight routings were quite unusual: BFL-SFO: https://flightaware.com/live...

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by MO11
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO
Replies: 32
Views: 4273

Re: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO

Flightaware shows N825HK operated as recently as two days ago, although without a Via flight number. From Sanford, where it has been parked for more than a year, to Jacksonville, where Avmax, the airplane owner, has a hangar. I guess Avmax wants to protect their assets? I'll need to take a drive up...

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by MO11
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO
Replies: 32
Views: 4273

Re: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO

enplaned wrote:
Flightaware shows N825HK operated as recently as two days ago, although without a Via flight number.


From Sanford, where it has been parked for more than a year, to Jacksonville, where Avmax, the airplane owner, has a hangar.

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by MO11
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO
Replies: 32
Views: 4273

Re: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO

DOT authority goes dormant as soon as you cease operations; you would need a fitness review. FAR 119 says that if you haven't flown for 30 days, you have to give FAA 5 days notice to resume operations; the FAA may want to check you out.

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by MO11
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO
Replies: 32
Views: 4273

Re: Wexford Capital Buys Bankrupt Via Airlines, Wayne Heller Appointed CEO

Does say that Via will need to be "recertified" by the FAA. Unclear what that means but it sounds like Via does not have the right to simply restart. It can simply restart if the same people are in the required management positions, and it uses ERJ-145s. Otherwise, it will need work. And ...

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by MO11
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168391

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Negative, they are all 65 seat aircraft now. AA doesn't have to be fully scope compliant for COVID for another 11 months, only for the published retirements currently (they were already MAX compliant). Piedmont announced the other day they were retiring five aircraft bringing them down to a fleet o...

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by MO11
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And it looks like N605DL (ATI 757F) is giving it another try tonight. MajMattMason, who knows about this stuff, says it's going to run for DHL. Interesting to see how they'll use it, since they so recently caused ATI to park it. I noticed yesterday that SOO917, which normally flies YWG-MKE-CVG, wen...

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by MO11
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 5757

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

It's been rumoured that among the remaining ex Southern 737s, N305GT and N306GT are going to MESA and N309GT are going to iAero to join N307GT and the couple of 800Fs they've recently received. That would leave Kalitta II with just N311GT which seems a bit odd. Or are KII getting more frames for DH...

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by MO11
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8752

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

A300 was a regular at LGA. But the A330 and 777 have never visited. But I seem to remember that Eastern couldn't operate the A300 at LGA when it was new (a slap in the face since it intended to use it on the Air Shuttle). Something about the narrow track of the main landing gear creating too small ...

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by MO11
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos

So I'm assuming JFK-SAN is now off the table. Unrelated. Eastern has authority to operate scheduled flights between the US and Mexico. It does not have authority to operate domestic scheduled flights. JFK-SAN was the example in its application for such service, and does not necessarily put it "...

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by MO11
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 31
Views: 5677

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Mesa does things on the cheap, they are probably used, converted, used, and used planes. The last two that Southern is currently operating..... There were five originally: N305GT, N306GT, N307GT, N309GT and N311GT. 307 is iAero's now and 311 is KII's. Wonder which of the remaining three they will g...

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by MO11
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos

So I'm assuming JFK-SAN is now off the table. Unrelated. Eastern has authority to operate scheduled flights between the US and Mexico. It does not have authority to operate domestic scheduled flights. JFK-SAN was the example in its application for such service, and does not necessarily put it "...

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by MO11
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 31
Views: 5677

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Mesa does things on the cheap, they are probably used, converted, used, and used planes. The last two that Southern is currently operating..... Those show as leased. Is Mesa actually purchasing these planes, or are they leasing or even sub leasing them? It's a CMI contract, similar to what DHL has ...

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by MO11
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 31
Views: 5677

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

WN732 wrote:
AndoAv8R wrote:
Are these recently converted 400's or have they been used by someone else?


Mesa does things on the cheap, they are probably used, converted, used, and used planes.



The last two that Southern is currently operating.....

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by MO11
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 28836

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

I have heard murmurs of these guys offering aircraft for charter service later this year. Anyone have further? They still have that single 737 frame under the Xtra certificate and allegedly more aircraft already signed for. That "single 737 frame" was sold to Nolinor in April. I believe X...

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by MO11
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 49
Views: 5781

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

vfw614 wrote:
From what I gather, KOA and OGG only started to have mainland flights in the early 1980s - what was the reason for that?


1. Airport runway limitations.

2. The neighbor islands weren't nearly popular tourist destinations as they are today.

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by MO11
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5652

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Gang - I pulled up several airport satellite images today. I was checking a gate location for my flight sim. And I noticed that four different airport satellite images on google maps (EWR, MSP, JFK and ATL) there are little to no airplanes at the gates. In fact, ATL had only two regional jets at tw...

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by MO11
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N845DM signed over to Amazon yesterday (could have been Friday, government holiday).

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by MO11
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 49
Views: 5781

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

These were all routes that were awarded to UA by the CAB in November 1968 as part of a Transpacific Route Investigation. Most were never served. AA, BN, CO, NW, TW, and WA also got generous route authorities out of this route investigation.

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by MO11
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168391

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Remember that with the reduction in mainline aircraft, there has to be a reduction in "large" regional jets, which is one of the reasons why the Mesa fleet is shrinking. We also need to take into account the age of the YV CRJ 900 fleet. They were the first "big rj" operator - he...

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by MO11
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168391

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

The AA schedule after September 8 hasn't been loaded yet, but no reason to think much differently.

Remember that with the reduction in mainline aircraft, there has to be a reduction in "large" regional jets, which is one of the reasons why the Mesa fleet is shrinking.

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by MO11
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest El Paso to Seattle
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Southwest El Paso to Seattle

WN732 wrote:
It was a ferry over to BFI. Not sure for the reason but it was flown by New Mexico One. Listed as WN7111.


Ferry legs were PHX-ELP (8660) and BFI-PHX (8661). ELP-BFI had to be some sort of revenue.

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by MO11
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest El Paso to Seattle
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Southwest El Paso to Seattle

http://www.elpasointernationalairport.com/flights
I guess there is high demand from ELP to SEA



It doesn't. It's actually going to Boeing Field, so it must be a charter.
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Venatt wrote:
I didn't know Southwest started flying from El Paso to Seattle, I though it was only Alaska. http://www.elpasointernationalairport.com/flights
I guess there is high demand from ELP to SEA



It doesn't. It's actually going to Boeing Field, so it must be a charter.

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by MO11
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Future Fleet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2056

Re: Ameriflight Future Fleet?

32andBelow wrote:
I’m surprised the second pilot isn’t paid for by Insurance savings. I was told it was a wash when 135 Bush caravans added a second pilot.

I’d just keep the metros then if the 340 is too big.


The fact that no passengers in the back can sue if they are injured lowers your premium.

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by MO11
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Future Fleet?
Replies: 25
Views: 2056

Re: Ameriflight Future Fleet?

Does anyone happen to know what the future fleet of Ameriflight might consist of? With the Cessna 408s under going test flights, could this aircraft be a great replacement for the Metros and the 99s? Ameriflght has never purchased a new airplane. It's tough to low bid a contract with big payments. ...

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by MO11
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 26459

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

DL has used a 752 for PWM-ATL this week. First time a passenger 757 has come to Portland in almost 20 years. Where are you seeing this? I show ATL-PWM service resuming this week with 717s and A319s; not showing any 757s on FlightAware or DAL's schedules. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHtFo5hmrv/ not...

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by MO11
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And N449AZ (formerly N153DL, back from TLV 4/14/20) went into service this morning (1-ish AM on 7/2/20) with ATI, flying ILN-JFK. Three more 767-300s scheduled this year after this one. They waste no time, the lease paperwork was signed yesterday. And ATSG West sold 737-400 N405YK to Northern Air C...

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by MO11
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 24348

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

ex-Jet Airways VT-JEQ (35161) ferried from San Bernadino to Greenwood yesterday. Don't see much of a future there.

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by MO11
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

If Atlas can keep staffing its 767s, presumably it will keep the Amazon flying that it has, but I don't see any reason for Atlas to pick up more at the moment. [It would make a certain amount of sense that if Amazon anticipated putting any of the 12 at Atlas, they would let Atlas handle the leasing...

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by MO11
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon leased N447CC yesterday.

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by MO11
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12177

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

What is the allergy of sending PQI service back to somewhere geographically relevant, such as BOS? As much as IAD feeds into an air hub wouldn't it be economical to run something to the cultural and economic hub of the region? PQI-IAD was started two months ago so this is just an extension. The rea...

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by MO11
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 21 Air 747-400F N251KW at MZJ (New 747 Operator)
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: 21 Air 747-400F N251KW at MZJ (New 747 Operator)

According to skyliner aviation, a 747-400F ex Cathay Pacific B-HUS is at MZJ registered N251KW prior to delivery to 21 Air. Does anyone have more information on this (such as delivery date, routes, when they acquired it/if they will be getting more, etc)? It would be amazing to see a 747 in the 21 ...

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by MO11
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12177

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

That shows show pretty sharp cuts by AS and B6 focused on August. DL was focused on September, and UA did little at all. I went looking for DL's year-over-year capacity change for August but Google didn't find anything within the last week. Not all airlines have completed their August schedules. DL...

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by MO11
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Boeing 747-8???
Replies: 16
Views: 4865

Re: Qantas Boeing 747-8???

Simple, traffic rights. Most ACMI operations are conducted this way. It’s just weird. When I work Skywest they are Skywest they aren’t delta. But you don't need route authority on domestic flights like you do on international. The Atlas/Western Global/21 Air/National/Everyone Else wet-leases for UP...

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by MO11
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 28836

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

UPlog wrote:
I have heard murmurs of these guys offering aircraft for charter service later this year. Anyone have further?
They still have that single 737 frame under the Xtra certificate and allegedly more aircraft already signed for.


That "single 737 frame" was sold to Nolinor in April.

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by MO11
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N440CC leased to Amazon yesterday.

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by MO11
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10160

Re: AA early 747 question

Qantas59 wrote:
It appears as if AA continued to call their own 747s Astroliners upon initial delivery.
AA must have installed the couch lounge and more familiar upper deck lounge and renamed the 747s Luxuryliners shortly after delivery?


DC-10s were Astroliners....

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by MO11
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 753 charter question
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: United 753 charter question

BusBlitz wrote:
Today, I was randomly looking on Flightradar as one does and noticed an odd 753 flight. It was a RIV-DEN-ADW flight. Is United operating charters right now, or what is it?


Yes, United operates charters. I see Southwest and Allegiant operating military charters into RIV today as well.

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by MO11
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Kalitta II has a LinkedIn entry showing a picture of them operating a 737-400SF for DHL. That aircraft (N311GT) is listed as being at Southern. Is this another example of aircraft being pulled by partners away from Atlas/Southern and given to other operators? That airplane was transferred on June 1...

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by MO11
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 962
Views: 111177

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

CAM took possession of N388AA yesterday.

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by MO11
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

I believe he's referring to N531AX and N621AX. The latter is at OSC; not sure about the former.

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by MO11
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX
Replies: 64
Views: 13015

Re: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX

It looks like an overall reduction by WN in August flying period. I see very few adds both short-haul and long-haul for the month or am I not reading this right? You're probably not interpreting it right. Remember that the number to the left of the chevron is the number of flights that were in the ...

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