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by LHA320
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3484

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Airbus will be embarrassed for a while. Especially if Boeing get's the book and makes Hay with if. Oh yeah, because Boeing is in a good position right now, where they can judge about their biggest competitor? :roll: As you have seen in the recent month, there is a "gentlemans agreement" b...

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by LHA320
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3689

Re: Bamboo A330?

If you look closely, the -200 writing of A330-200 is painted differently than the A330 writing. Maybe they get some A333s too

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by LHA320
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

LRA, LRB and LRD are at SBD, which normally means that they are planned to be scrapped. LRC is at Kemble, which in most cases is also the final destination for the specific aircraft. LRE is still at TEV. But with LRB, LRC and LRE being transferred to Altavair Air Finance, they maybe have a chance. S...

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by LHA320
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112343

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I know we've discussed that there is not enough value for AA to add scimitars to their 738s. However, is there a reason AA doesn't retrofit its A320 family aircraft with sharklets? Given the relatively young age of (most) of the 320ceo family, is the cost/benefit not there? I understand that the 32...

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by LHA320
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10265

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Same color combination as his own 757. Guess that's why he wants to have it.

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by LHA320
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5718

Re: FedEx 757’s

We converted the 757s for FedEx here in Mobile. I was actually part of that. FedEx wanted 119 aircraft, that's what they got. There are no plans to add anymore to their fleet. As stated earlier, the life for cargo planes is much longer than for passenger service planes, so they will be flying for F...

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by LHA320
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5718

Re: FedEx 757’s

There were will more used 757s hitting the market in the next 10 years or so. United and Delta in particular still have sizable fleets. If anything you'll probably see the FedEx 757 fleet grow in size. Most of those will probably be high time, high cycle aircraft that don’t have enough life in them...

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by LHA320
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5718

Re: FedEx 757’s

https://www.elbeflugzeugwerke.com/de/fr ... 0a321-p2f/

What do you think? What is the longest FX 757 route? Any hot and high capabilities necessary?
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Maybe they will be interested in A321PCF, when they finally will get the program running.
https://www.elbeflugzeugwerke.com/de/fr ... 0a321-p2f/

What do you think? What is the longest FX 757 route? Any hot and high capabilities necessary?

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by LHA320
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting 747 catch on FR24
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: Interesting 747 catch on FR24

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/AY0qHr68
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By the way: the original N709CK was scrapped in 2015. So, unfortunately no chance of flying again :(

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/AY0qHr68

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by LHA320
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting 747 catch on FR24
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: Interesting 747 catch on FR24

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/wg4lFp1x

Seems like it was at CVG for maintenance before
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Sorry to disappoint you but this isn't the original (747-132) N709CK. It is a ex. Korean Air 744BCF, bought by Kalitta and was reregistered this April. Have a look here:

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/wg4lFp1x

Seems like it was at CVG for maintenance before

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by LHA320
Tue May 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66601

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

1) AF/KLM narrowbody order
2) Project Sunrise
3) Maybe AS decision for more A321Neo or cancellation and more MAX
4) A220 order from Spirit, AA and LH
5) TK ULH order
6) Emirates confirmation of A330Neo or 789
7) Russian Airlines order SSJ to demonstrate safety

Did I forget something?

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by LHA320
Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 29
Views: 5750

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Well, it's owned by a Nigerian travel company and has the logo of a St. Vincent-based Beech 1900/King Air operator. This ought to be good. The way I always see these things is: To lease or buy, and maintain and operate, a B744, you need a lot of money. People who have a lot of money are called rich...

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by LHA320
Mon May 27, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5922

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Quite logical step to keep their fleet within 2 pilot pools (A32X, 777/787). The 787 is an outstanding aircraft.
Congratulations to Boeing and NZ

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by LHA320
Sun May 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41786

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Can anyone give me a small insight on the brand recognition of AS on the east coast? Is it enough to support a complete rebranding of B6 to AS? I mean, marketing wise, (correct me if I'm wrong) I'm quite skeptical. As far as I know, B6 has build up a great reputation and it would be difficult to rep...

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by LHA320
Sun May 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24825

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

The fate of the Saudi A320s facinates me. So slow to entry and almost 40% spun off. With Qatar Airways announcing the retirement of their A320's by 2024, I wonder if G4 will try and pick them up. Most of them are powered by IAE Engines, G4 is in the market for CFM powered ones, so probably a slim p...

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by LHA320
Sat May 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24825

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

With Qatar Airways announcing the retirement of their A320's by 2024, I wonder if G4 will try and pick them up. Most of them are powered by IAE Engines, G4 is in the market for CFM powered ones, so probably a slim possibility only for the 8 CFM powered ones in the Qatar Fleet which will be the last...

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by LHA320
Thu May 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6189

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Skyline now states that they will acquire 2 A330.

I think the other one will be MSN 927, like 891 ex Arik Air and owned by Pembroke.

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by LHA320
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6189

National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Hello everybody, I was at Skyliner-aviation, which normally is a reliable source, and saw this: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2 There is an A330, which is due to be delivered to National Airlines. As they currently only operate one passenger 757 along 4 747BCF, does ev...

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by LHA320
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 153
Views: 30137

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Could someone please post a link to the other website with good info about the LH (& other German airlines fleet) other than the link early in the thread. I’m almost certain there was two similar sites, tried google but it only gave me the site already posted. Here you go: https://sites.google....

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by LHA320
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35314

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

LH has been working on streamlining all the NB aircraft of all LH airlines to A320 family with the same seat layout, same seats, same lavs etc. The original idea was that they can rotate the aircraft between the airlines by only painting the horizontal stab (which explains the odd eurowhite liveries...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154697

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Does anyone know their load factors? Are they flying around with half empty A321? I remember they were founded with the idea of offering cheap TATL via KEF, seems like the overestimated the demand...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24825

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

If my sources are correct, Germania had 11 A319 with double exits from various lessors which seem to be available within this year. Don't know about U2 and their retirement plan, but there should be enough planes on the market to grow the fleet. So, as Lightsaber said, preference seems to be mainly ...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24825

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

Well, Germania had some A319 with 8 exits over the wings. Some years younger than the aircraft Easyjet phases out this year. As no investors were ready to purchase Germania, they will now be retuned to their lessors. Maybe G4 will be interested? EasyJet and Germania are both sources. EasyJet has en...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21721

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Look up "4th Generation Jetliner" - I did not make this up. It started with the A320 in '88, and this is the current generation in 2019. Sure, there has been absolutely no progress since the A320... No "more electric" systems, no composite fuselage... The 787 and A350 do not exi...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 80
Views: 17331

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

The question is, what missions are the most attractive for a high capacity, narrow body aircraft like an A322. Just look at the missions the 757-300 flies currently, mostly flights of a maximum of 5-6 hours in a regular configuration, mostly increasing economy class capacity vs. the 757-200 of the s...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24825

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

Well, Germania had some A319 with 8 exits over the wings. Some years younger than the aircraft Easyjet phases out this year. As no investors were ready to purchase Germania, they will now be retuned to their lessors. Maybe G4 will be interested?

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714156

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

But Lion Air crashed two airplanes just a couple of months apart. So are you saying the 737-800 and -900 should be grounded as well because Lion Air had a number of runway excursions (one ending in water) with them? No? OK, I was worried there for a second you'd lost all sense of commensurability. ...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714156

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I didn't blame the pilots. All I said was that pilot error is the leading cause of all accidents. But if you are going to ground the airplane then you should also ground the two airlines until pilot error can be ruled out. Do you not think that is fair? No, that is total BS. Just compare the number...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714156

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Umm. There is something wrong. Two of the same type crashed with similar context. The precautionary approach is to ground the type until you can (to quote your President) "figure out what the hell is going on". It could really be a training issue. But that needs to be figured out. And whi...

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by LHA320
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714156

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

On something this basic? Yes. If an HF expert doesn't think cockpit design (such as switch locations) should be looked at in a crash, as part of an investigation involving given system, than I'd question their competence as an HF expert. I honestly hope you never end up in a flight safety role. I g...

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by LHA320
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320P2F/A321P2F News and Development
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

A320P2F/A321P2F News and Development

I went to plane spotters the other day and saw, that one A321, MSN 835 is due to be converted in XSP by Elbe Flugzeugwerke. As they were the main company to convert A300 and A310 to freighters in DRS, I have always expected them to be the first company for A320 Family conversions. But are there any ...

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by LHA320
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 6346

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

I think it is quite realistic that MSN 002 and MSN 004 can be the option for a immediate delivery. In my opinion, they will take both MSN 002 and MSN 004 for a good price from Airbus right now, with a -1000 as Flagship (maybe Etihad ntu) for a later delivery date. Just my 2 cents ;)

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by LHA320
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 6346

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

I think it could be possible that the A350 test frames MSN 002 and 004 will be the addition to the fleet. Airbus seems to be unable to find airlines which would buy them, 004 is stored at LDE for some time now. An aircraft in use for VIP transport needs no 100% commonality with in-production A350's,...

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by LHA320
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the 757-300 Destinations from MAN in Summer 2019?
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Re: What are the 757-300 Destinations from MAN in Summer 2019?

As both 753's (G-JMAA and G-JMAB) will be transferred to Condor until March next year, I think that MAN unfortunately will not see the 753 anymore next summer.

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by LHA320
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest flying passenger airliners
Replies: 27
Views: 5311

Re: Oldest flying passenger airliners

XA-UHZ was the 737, which crashed on May 18th in Cuba. Not quite active now I would say...

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