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by DABYT
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Seems like my company proves me wrong once again. 5 A350 will be based in FRA beginning the winter flight schedule. 4 active aircraft with one spare. Destinations to be determined, but Asian destinations more likely than North American. Big news for my home airport! That’s great news. Awesome to se...

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by DABYT
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Somewhat different comments in FlightGlobal from Spohr re: 748's position in the fleet: Speaking on 25 September during the virtual World Aviation Festival, Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr said the airline had also accelerated the phasing-out of 14 ageing 747-400s, moving the timefram...

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by DABYT
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: B787 Lufthansa et swiss upadate

The only pictures available are the renderings from LH’s press release:

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Credits: Lufthansa Group

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by DABYT
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Nothing brand new but Spohr made some comments regarding the B748 and B744 fleet at the virtual World Aviation Festival yesterday. Quote translated from a german article at aero.de: Spohr made it clear that the Boeing 747-8 as Lufthansa's most efficient aircraft, which is also currently active, will...

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by DABYT
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Jetport wrote:
So the 747-8 will be the only Lufthansa aircraft with First Class going forward. COVID has greatly accelerated the already planned phase out of First Class.


Some of the 777x will have first class.

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by DABYT
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI is already asking for additional state aid from Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: TUI is already asking for additional state aid from Germany

Another point to make is whether the German taxpayer is bailing out the airlines of other European countries, which is only beneficial to the Germans if those subsidiaries are profitable (and surely profitable airlines can obtain investment from the private sector?). TUI is primarily in a market th...

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by DABYT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Seems that D-ABVR, D-ABVT and D-ABVU will be next to leave the LH fleet and make their final journeys from FRA to LDE next week. What does that leave LH with? Other than BOS-FRA, is there any other why to catch a LH 747 from the USA over the next few weeks (current EU travel restrictions notwithsta...

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by DABYT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

D-ABVU has been ferried to LDE today

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by DABYT
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Seems that D-ABVR, D-ABVT and D-ABVU will be next to leave the LH fleet and make their final journeys from FRA to LDE next week.

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by DABYT
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

D-ABVO and D-ABTL arriving at ENS:

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credits: pictures taken by Sebastian Düsenberg

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by DABYT
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

LH is sending 2 744 to ENS this week for retirement:

D-ABTL from FRA
D-ABVO from PEK

So the fleet will be down to 11.

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by DABYT
Thu May 14, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Does anyone know more about why they took off the engines or maybe even the registration? According to my notes it is 747-8 D-ABYF. I don't know why they took them off. It is D-ABYF indeed. Can’t post the picture but here’s a link: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_70wYeozNk/ The registration is clearl...

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by DABYT
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13479

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

That is surprising. Is LH flying the 747s for cargo mostly, or what's going on? Used on repatriation flights I believe. It would seem that some regular scheduled commercial flights like GRU or HND are maintained as well, albeit with lower weekly frequency. They’re currently deployed on 3 regular sc...

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by DABYT
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

There's definitely potential for a fleet reduction, though. A weak economy may make such routes unviable to begin with; on the other hand some routes that used to be served with B744 or B748 may not have the traffic anymore and could be downgauged to the A343 ( example: FRA-KIX or FRA-EZE). Don’t k...

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by DABYT
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

andrej wrote:
Good news, D-ABVR is enroute to EZE and D-ABVM to LIM. This is not a heavy utilization, but it seems that DLH still uses B744.


Good news indeed :smile:

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by DABYT
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Lufthansa 5 aircraft active, 8 stored D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020 D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 10/04/2020 D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne CHC-BKK (and then on to FRA) at time of writing 5608891,5775275,5843317 D-ABVR 28...

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by DABYT
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thank you! At the time I did this (only about 12 hours ago!) D-ABVR and D-ABVX were both listed as stored on Planespotters. -ABVX is now showing active there again (and you are right is on its way to BKK and then on to CHC - New Zealand is one of the top destinations for Lufthansa 747s at the momen...

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by DABYT
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

CPS001 wrote:
Why only 3 CityLine A340s? What about the 4th? D-AIFE, FF, GP and GW were active before they were parked.


There are only 3 A343 operated by CityLine. D-AIGW had already returned to mainline ops.

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by DABYT
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90885

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Lufthansa 3 aircraft active D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew BOG-FRA 03/04/2020 D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew FRA-LIM 05/04/2020 D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne BKK-CHC at time of writing 5608891,5775275,5843317 V/F First of all thanks again for your awesome w...

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by DABYT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27930

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

D-ABYU (B748) is on its way from FRA to EZE as LH342 instead of the usual flight nr. LH510. First LH Flight to EZE since Argentina shut down international traffic last tuesday.

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by DABYT
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 619
Views: 54165

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

I also followed the empty flight from D-AIHB to Manila on FR24 this week. It is pure madness in times of drastic climate change to fly an A 346 over 9000 km empty(!!!!) from Germany to Manila just to have it maintenances there. What about the millions and millions of cars using the Autobahn every d...

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by DABYT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 38270

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

viennafly wrote:
I doubt they will go for ABVx or ABTx, as it has never happened that 2 different A/C had the same reg-code at LH.


They will indeed use D-ABTx for the 779 except TK and TL as they are used for the 744.
The first 779 will be D-ABTA.

Merry X-mas everyone :santahat:

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by DABYT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR on strike ( again )...75.000 pax affected
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: AR on strike ( again )...75.000 pax affected

The strike is off the table. The involved parties agreed to further negotiate without a strike. For now...

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by DABYT
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France downgauges EZE
Replies: 14
Views: 5873

Re: Air France downgauges EZE

marcoantona wrote:
As for LH, if my memory is correct, they've never downgauged the aircraft since they began flying to EZE. Always 744, later changed to 748


Not quite correct, they also operated the A346 from FRA to EZE in 2005 and 2006.

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by DABYT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21297

Re: B747 with 550 onboard crash lands in Nigeria

DocLightning wrote:
are there even any more 743s? I didn't think so


I think EP-MND is still flying for Mahan Air

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by DABYT
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33645

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

Another update on the types that can be seen in the new livery now: A388 5322013 B748 4938667 B744 5121643 A346 5138523 A343 5645165 A359 5148397 A333 5173279 A321neo 5570827 A321 4842307 A320neo 5146757 A320 5126997 A319 5369655 CRJ900 4943863 B777 5405591 MD-11 5053881 Seems the E190 and E195 won'...

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by DABYT
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 4124

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

I think the longest non-stop route LH used their 727-200 Adv. on was FRA-TLV. Must be around 1830mi

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by DABYT
Fri May 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 9473

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

Small typo in the title: it’s D-ABVU.

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by DABYT
Wed May 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 34
Views: 6819

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

:o did it land in Antartica? Would be nice to see a photo of that. In 1973 T-01 landed in Marambio Base Antarctica: https://i.imgur.com/VdoCHwB_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium https://i.imgur.com/Wp4ARz8_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium https://i.imgur.c...

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by DABYT
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 29
Views: 11489

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

Curious about AA's situation. Supposed to fly MIA-EZE tonight. I suppose your flight will be canceled. And you don’t want to arrive during a national strike. Nothing’s going to work tomorrow: no buses, no trains, banks closed, road blocks... LH has already cancelled their daily flight from FRA so I...

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by DABYT
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 13795

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

So they might have decided to "brandmark" the aircraft with the customer code, so everyone could later find out to whom an aircraft belonged or who got it delivered initially? In reality, all it tells you is who originally ordered the plane. Plenty got built for customer A but delivered t...

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by DABYT
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21174

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

"CDTMYLPQTRMP" Could I kindly ask someone "In the know" what this means? Sorry I'm not up on the latest lingo, but I would like to know this "inside joke" nonetheless. I bet I'm not the only one... Well, there we go: La Concha De Tu Madre Y La Puta Que Te Re Mil Parió ...

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goosebayguy wrote:
a good write up of the problems so far.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/dest ... t-opening/

behind paywall...

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by DABYT
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022
Replies: 28
Views: 12666

Re: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022

German website spiegelonline.de reports the 3 aircraft alone will cost about 640m euros. Plus 288m for VIP cabin and 229m for LAIRCM

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by DABYT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33645

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

SQ773 wrote:
So, the feeling of seeing then 3 or 4 difefrent tones is just an optical effect, right?

Yep, correct

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by DABYT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33645

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

Hi there ! I know that depending on the light, each deep blue color looks different on the tail, but still, I can see 3 different tones out there. Does anybody know which is going to be the definitive blue? The original from D-ABVA ( 748i ), the one from D-ABVM ( 744 ), the one from D-AIMD ( 380 )....

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by DABYT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181764

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

must be quite a sight to follow all the hundreds of aircraft relocating to the new airport over the next two days... wishing everyone on the ground and in the air ALL THE BEST for the big-bang move... very historical moments! Very few aircraft will be moved. The way the schedules are built they dep...

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by DABYT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa returns to the MUC-GRU market
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Re: Lufthansa returns to the MUC-GRU market

On the footsteps of LATAM's cancellation of its proposed GRU-MUC service, Lufthansa announced that is returning to the MUC-GRU-MUC market eff 2/1/19, 3x weekly with the A350-900. Lufhansa cancelled the service in the thick of the Brazilian economic downturn, in 2015 . Back then, it used to be daily...

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by DABYT
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35352

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Before they're all gone, I want to fly on the upper deck of a 747. Considering I'm based in Ontario, Canada, what would be my best option for doing so? KLM to AMS? The goal is to keep costs to a minimum because my only goal is the flight, not the destination. So the cheaper, shorter option would be...

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by DABYT
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL mishap @ EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: LEVEL mishap @ EZE

Why would anyone open the door so early? As far as I see the aircraft didn’t even reach the final parking position. Any info on what happened exactly?

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by DABYT
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 273
Views: 72504

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

ExpatVet wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
Not happening. State carriers never close


Malév, Sabena, and Swiss would like a word.


Pluna, too

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by DABYT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hydraulic fluid leak forces airport closure @ EZE
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: Hydraulic fluid leak forces airport closure @ EZE

Spotters at ASU must have had a great time with a B748 on the ground ASU has seen LHs 748 several times in the last years due to diversions. Mainly because of bad weather in EZE. https://aeronauticapydotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/LRM_EXPORT_54594742225483_20181217_115014320.jpg https://aeronau...

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by DABYT
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hydraulic fluid leak forces airport closure @ EZE
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: Hydraulic fluid leak forces airport closure @ EZE

Thanks for the info. I was already wondering why LH510 was diverted to Asunción today.

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by DABYT
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha
Replies: 35
Views: 10107

Re: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha

LDRA wrote:
This has to be a write-off


Why does this have to be a write-off?

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by DABYT
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65986

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/royalscottking/stat ... 13538?s=20


Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?


It's the tenth frame.


Thank you
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dcs921 wrote:
DABYT wrote:
qf789 wrote:
UPS 748F N614UP returns to PAE after painting at PDX

https://twitter.com/royalscottking/stat ... 13538?s=20


Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?


It's the tenth frame.


Thank you

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by DABYT
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65986

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/royalscottking/stat ... 13538?s=20


Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?
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qf789 wrote:
UPS 748F N614UP returns to PAE after painting at PDX

Image

https://twitter.com/royalscottking/stat ... 13538?s=20


Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?

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by DABYT
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 38270

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

Looks like the "Die Maus" A321 (D-AIRY) is now on repainting in MLA. Will they save the famous mouse? Yes, a modified one. https://mobile.twitter.com/i/web/status/1100052492338061319 Now with mouse and elephant on fuselage and wing https://mobile.twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/110068818...

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