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by A380MSN004
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 6011

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

Air Catalogne doesn't have an AOC. They are using the licence of a travel agency to sell the seats.
Sounds they are chartering the plane from the portugese subsidiary of Chalair

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by A380MSN004
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20007

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

90 seats gives a very generous 28' pitch with Slimline seats. It's fine for a 1 hour ride but not more.

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by A380MSN004
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting a Pax to Freight, how it's done.
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Converting a Pax to Freight, how it's done.

Thanks for the video

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by A380MSN004
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Looks like IAI is going to do the 767 conversions. Good for them. Wow. Honestly, how many more can they take in the next year or two? Its really impressive and surprising. That second line in MEX is turning out to be a godsend. I wonder whether they will end up standing up another line at Ethiopian...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter
Replies: 39
Views: 11353

Re: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter

Did they secure the 4 A330-200F ? The articles are saying they are flying 2 at the moment but no info yet for the 2 other ones.

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by A380MSN004
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Hey guys. I don't have anything to add to the current topics. But I just wanted to say that my Atlas Air information will soon be grounded. I have decided to leave the company to purpose a different sector of aerospace, rockets. Nothing going on right now in the company anyways. Most of the 747s ar...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Pleased to note that all of the AeroTransCargo fleet are now back up and running again, with flagship ER-BBJ, in all it's nose loading glory, the last to take flight again after a fortnight resting. That makes all the 744's active including the two TerraAvia birds, as the paxargo bird -BAC operated...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10557

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

You can order modern IL7s updated with better avionics and PS90 engines, lowering the fuel burn by 30%. There is no way in comparing a 330F to an IL7. You can‘t go on a dirt ralley with a Ferrari! Doesn't make a difference when you're moving pallets around. Spares support for the 330/Trent 700 is n...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10557

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

Btw what makes an operator choosing an A330-200 vs A330-300 Is it just driven by volume capacity or is there other factors coming up in the decision? I would say price. A330-200Fs are quite expensive but much newer compared to the 333 which is only available as a passenger to freight version and th...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10557

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

Btw what makes an operator choosing an A330-200 vs A330-300

Is it just driven by volume capacity or is there other factors coming up in the decision?

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by A380MSN004
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter
Replies: 39
Views: 11353

Re: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter

So technically CMA CGM doesn't have any AOC.
Sounds CMA CGM and Air Belgium are under CMI deal a la Amazon with ATI?

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by A380MSN004
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

So, remember the former West Atlantic 767-200 that was returned to ATSG in August 2020 and leased out to Astral Aviation in Kenya at the beginning of this year? Line number 27 (not as old as N740AX but pretty darn close)! It operated as N742AX for ABX before it went to West Atlantic, and it returne...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Interesting news about ATC opening a NL subsidiary. It seems it will be headed by Peter Scholten who has a ton of experience in air cargo, having previously been at Martinair, Tampa Cargo and Saudia Cargo among others. I know ATC has some other ties to the NL as well. Their training manager is a fo...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20007

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

Quite a catch-22 Will DHC be able to justify all the cost with a new FAL with an empty order book, while which customer will really step up and order from a program that is paused and faces uncertain future with the operational and financial risk that entails? Better DHC team up with Embarer for th...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1011
Views: 146400

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

DHL. QPG or TPE. Not uncommon for them to be delayed leaving storage, because stuff always comes up. It should be on the way in a day or two. The DHL network thread is following these 8 DHL conversions of the recently-retired AA fleet. The rest is going to ATSG/CAM pursuant to the deal where it opt...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot profile
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Re: Chief Pilot profile

Awesome guys, very instructive.

Many thanks.

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by A380MSN004
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot profile
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Chief Pilot profile

Hi everyone, This one is for our fellow A.net Pilots. In a small startup airline (let say 2 X B737-800 for the beginning) what has to be the main skills of the chief Pilot ? Does he has to be a very good administrative profile as tons of paperwork will be done until the first flight such as AOC appl...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20007

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

It will be interesting to see if they can justify the cost of new assembly plant with almost dead order book, and also what type of order size would be required to help justify reopening production once a facility is built and ready to start. Also what happens with the 500 employees and their knowl...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 123
Views: 20096

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

Presumably the one going to PTY is N344AN, currently at QPG since 9/22/20. I do recall someone saying that the ones in QPG were being delayed due to Covid, but I guess not. The next one for DHL likely won't be done in MEX until late-April. The next one out of QPG likely late-June. And then one more...

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by A380MSN004
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 123
Views: 20096

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

DHL bought N343AN from Jetran yesterday. DHL purchased 8 more B-767 for conversion. Most of them are destined to replace the -200F in Bahrain. 2 aircraft are ready to go, 1 to Bahrain and 1 to Panama in the coming days. The one for PTY will be registered HP-3410. Is due to arrive to OPF next week f...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 69372

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Hi everyone, We read the A321P2F is tapping the B757F market but regarding the numbers below my opinion is the B757F seems to be better than the A321P2F: B757-200P2F Max Payload : 36T Volume : 187m3 Range at Max Payload : 2200NM Lease rate : 160 - 235K USD Fuel Burn : 3,3T / Hour Airframe Maintenanc...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Oh ok, I thought they were phased out. The 4 you mentionned are : N531UA / N557CM / N620DL / N605DL? You are correct. DHL doesn't want to use them anymore. And I think I heard someone at ATSG say they were going to "retire" them. And they took the engines off N620DL and moved it with the ...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Interesting interview with Sanjeev Gadhia, founder of Astral, about the 767-200 and the relationship with ATSG. Among other tidbits, he says he's talking to ATSG about a fleet of 757 aircraft as well, because of the shortage of 767s. We know which 4 those are... Would be nice for those 757s to get ...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Interesting interview with Sanjeev Gadhia, founder of Astral, about the 767-200 and the relationship with ATSG. Among other tidbits, he says he's talking to ATSG about a fleet of 757 aircraft as well, because of the shortage of 767s. We know which 4 those are... Would be nice for those 757s to get ...

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by A380MSN004
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1962
Views: 294482

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Just a clarification. AEI has a 737-800 conversion (737-800SF) which is based upon licensing the Boeing data. They have now 5 centers to do the touch work: Commercial Jet in MIA, Commercial Jet in DHN, Kelowna in Canada, STAECO and HAECO Xiamen. IAI/Bedek has a 737-800 conversion (737-800BDSF) that...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-24 grass strip landing in Tasmania [video]
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: PC-24 grass strip landing in Tasmania [video]

Love the message at end of the vidéo.
"Don't try this with a jet of one of our competitor" Priceless !

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by A380MSN004
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20007

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

The Q400 is like the Boeing 757 of the turboprop world. With almost twice the power, it is much more physically capable than the ATR-72. But .... like the 757, that capability comes at a price. The most obvious is fuel burn. So it really comes down to when, or how often, is that capability needed. ...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20007

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

Has Longview looked into allowing airlines to increase cabin seating in their standard -400 from 78 seats to 82 seats by adding one row of seats and reduce pitch from 31-30 inches to 29-28 inches? SpiceJet and "new" FlyBe and maybe Widerøe are potential clients here as they compete with l...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 186259

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

offloaded wrote:
Doesn't "a velo" mean "by bike" in French?


It does but it sounds weird. Must be another explanation for that airline name

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Startup Airlines / Raised Funds Announcements
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Startup Airlines / Raised Funds Announcements

As many business that have been founded, virtually any legal way of raising money has been used as a startup fund at some point. For airlines, however, which require massive sums of money, it will be a mix between equity and debt, like you said. A few wealthy investors would have little issue contr...

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 900
Views: 144919

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Cyrus Capital are involved in FlyBe Mk2 (one of the Connect Airways consortium members that purchased FlyBe Mk1) so it will be interesting to see what if any changes there are to the strategy for FlyBe Mk2 compared to that promised for FlyBe Mk1. Do we have an idea how much Cyrus Capital put on the...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Startup Airlines / Raised Funds Announcements
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Startup Airlines / Raised Funds Announcements

Hi everyone, As a non finance guy i'm curious to understand how startup airlines founder manages their raised funds. According to the below article, Ex United CFO raised 125M USD to launch a new airline. Article : https://simpleflying.com/united-cfo-own-airline Regarding those 125 M USD, usually are...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 69372

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Interesting debate between the 757P2F & 321P2F.

Do you guys have some fair comparison of both freighers in terms of performances and economics?

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by A380MSN004
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20007

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

Does this "pause" in the production will affect parts cost for current Q400 operators ?

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea flown last B717 commercial flight
Replies: 61
Views: 31449

Re: Volotea flown last B717 commercial flight

I've red multiple times on Twitter that those Volotea B717s were under a Power by hour lease contract. Anyone can confirm ? I cannot confirm. What I can note is that Volotea utilized the 717s at very low utilization rates with them parked in low seasons. So either the lease rate was variable (power...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea flown last B717 commercial flight
Replies: 61
Views: 31449

Re: Volotea flown last B717 commercial flight

I've red multiple times on Twitter that those Volotea B717s were under a Power by hour lease contract. Anyone can confirm ?

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by A380MSN004
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

HQ in Moldova, Operations office in UAE. Tech stop and line maintenance center in NQZ. Overall, several months back the UAE pushed out Moldova based cargo airlines. That move led to some other decisions by Aerotranscargo who was in the middle of a growth period. NQZ struck while the iron was hot an...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Truly hats off to all the contributors. This has been an excellent thread and really brought some Christmas cheer into watching everything. Merry Christmas Everyone. So, as Santa and his reindeer continue to deliver their packages, where do we find Aerotranscargo's roudy 747s for the final few hour...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1011
Views: 146400

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

From this article : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/05/amazon-buys-boeing-jets-from-delta-westjet-as-aircraft-prices-drop.html "Rob Morris, a consultant at Ascend, said the Delta aircraft are about 20 years old and, if between major maintenance cycles, would be valued at close to $13 million to n...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1011
Views: 146400

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

What I wrote down, which is from a 100%-reliable member, MO11, I believe, in another thread (now where is that??), is the following: 1607B 1608 1609 1610D 1611B 1612T 1613B 1610D, 1611B, 1612T were bought on 12/24/20 and the others were bought on 12/29. None have moved yet, and the FAA doesn't show...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1011
Views: 146400

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Agreed, guys. The BBC article is just misinformed. It's also apparent -- as I see all the time -- that Wall Street analysts can be pretty dang clueless. My favorite stupidity so far is the British* article from a few months ago that excoriates Amazon for having a fleet of carbon-belching old conver...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Just as an update, the Astral ship, N742AX, landed in Nairobi on Friday afternoon(1/1/21). She was flown over by ABX, which I guess explains why the reg wasn't changed before departure. Stopped in SID along the way, but looks like it was only there about 1.5 hours, so must have been a heavy crew. E...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 321
Views: 77808

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

After months of discussions, the negotiations concerning the restructuring plan of Hop! is opposed by unions. The main pilots' union, SNPL has already announced its refusal to sign the plan, which targets 317 out of 747 job cuts in cockpits, 286 for cabin crew and 404 for ground personnel. Refusal ...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Just as an update, the Astral ship, N742AX, landed in Nairobi on Friday afternoon(1/1/21). She was flown over by ABX, which I guess explains why the reg wasn't changed before departure. Stopped in SID along the way, but looks like it was only there about 1.5 hours, so must have been a heavy crew. E...

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by A380MSN004
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1011
Views: 146400

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

What I wrote down, which is from a 100%-reliable member, MO11, I believe, in another thread (now where is that??), is the following: 1607B 1608 1609 1610D 1611B 1612T 1613B 1610D, 1611B, 1612T were bought on 12/24/20 and the others were bought on 12/29. None have moved yet, and the FAA doesn't show...

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by A380MSN004
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 7197

Fish carried by Air Cargo

Hi everyone, As Fish can be frozen and carried by ship during weeks, I was wondering what type of Fish is carried by Air Cargo ? Also, what sort of containers are used to carry Fish on a cargo flight ? Is there any issue regarding the remaining smell of Fish in the cargo holds ? Many thanks for your...

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by A380MSN004
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

FedEx quarterly financials came out yesterday. Big wow. I see some new shiny airplanes coming in the future. I was told they were slowly phasing out the MD-11/MD-10/A300. Is the 767 going to replace those work horses? The 10s will probably be gone this next calendar year. And yes the 767 is conside...

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by A380MSN004
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 60521

Re: Could A380s have a second life from maybe 2024?

If it can be done it would be great. Maybe some airlines could find a niche using them to take advantage of their low purchase/lease cost and high capacity even though they are not the most efficient. Some airlines were deciding to retire the A380 even before the pandemic based on the cost of refit...

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by A380MSN004
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

C-FOIJ and C-FHCP are 767-200ER(BDSF) Allee, by the way, always knows what he's talking about. These two recent conversions by IAI for Cargojet used 20-year-old ex-Continental 767-200ERs. Wow C-FOIJ has been converted & delivered last April (2020). I thought cargo carriers were focusing only on...

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by A380MSN004
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 71350

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

IFL's 727-200F N216WE flew to SDF this morning from its base at PTK, where it was getting some maintenance. Looks like she'll be assisting in Peak, as had been reported. The other two currently aren't moving, although N215WE is in MEM. As far as the Kalitta Charters 727-200Fs go, N724CK continues o...

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