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by Canuck600
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 179
Views: 25325

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

What GalaxyFlyer says, I can't believe how naive some of the people on this forum are, people & businesses all over the world avoid paying anymore taxes then they need to.

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by Canuck600
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS temporarily suspends ops at PDX, RDM, MFR, GEG, EUG, ALW due to wildfires
Replies: 13
Views: 4958

Re: AS temporarily suspends ops at PDX, RDM, MFR, GEG, EUG, ALW due to wildfires

There are fires in Washington state that are causing smoke to drift up into British Columbia Canada, I imagine that's the reason for GEG

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by Canuck600
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122354

Re: The WestJet Thread

Any service being resumed on the Encore side?

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by Canuck600
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 106434

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-fvnf


I wonder if this is one of the problem 787's Does Boeing have any facilities in VCV?
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Air Canada 787-9 C-FVNF inbound YYZ-VCV as AC2345 for maintenance.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-fvnf


I wonder if this is one of the problem 787's Does Boeing have any facilities in VCV?

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by Canuck600
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25467

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

I cannot believe in this day and age, we still have a simple piece of rope for the flight crew to egress the cockpit in case of an emergency. (737 and 767) Wouldn't it be safer to have inertial reels, like what they have on the 747 and the 787 (unsure of the 777)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y...

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by Canuck600
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 106434

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N466TM
Not strictly boneyard activity, but boneyard-adjacent, insofar as nearly every other C-130A has been consigned to one.


Appears to be a air tanker that was working a fire.
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Newark727 wrote:
A Lockheed C-130A registered N466TM flew from Merced to Barstow-Daggett (DAG) today:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N466TM
Not strictly boneyard activity, but boneyard-adjacent, insofar as nearly every other C-130A has been consigned to one.


Appears to be a air tanker that was working a fire.

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by Canuck600
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: decreased pax traffic, increased cargo traffic - could rearranged pax/freight combi aircraft work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: decreased pax traffic, increased cargo traffic - could rearranged pax/freight combi aircraft work?

cschleic wrote:
Isn't there an issue with not being able to certify any new combi aircraft, at least in some countries, for fire protection reasons? Older existing ones were grandfathered but...they're all grounded or gone now anyway.


I think that's mostly a issue with moveable bulkheads?

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by Canuck600
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: decreased pax traffic, increased cargo traffic - could rearranged pax/freight combi aircraft work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: decreased pax traffic, increased cargo traffic - could rearranged pax/freight combi aircraft work?

Probably not worth the expense to install cargo bulkheads given it's not known how long the increase in cargo traffic will last.

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by Canuck600
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 43
Views: 2067

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

CP Air Orange
Pacific Western Airlines
Wardair

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by Canuck600
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 106434

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

What is the closest airport to VCV that most of the U.S airlines could put a aircraft into revenue service instead of racking up non revenue cycles/hours? Seems wasteful to deadhead a aircraft when you could plop it into scheduled service & earn revenue getting the aircraft to its regular base.

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by Canuck600
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3888

Re: QF A380 storage.

I know the airlines pay for the maintenance but they probably have to have a certain # of aircraft to make it worth there while to send the staff on course.

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by Canuck600
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3888

Re: QF A380 storage.

If more A380's show up I wonder if the storage facilities in VCV will send their staff on 380 maintenance courses or will maintenance be left up to the airlines? Wonder how many of a specific type of aircraft has to be at a facility before crews get sent on courses?

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by Canuck600
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59217

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/04/iconic- ... rders.html
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Looks like it's all but over https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/04/iconic- ... rders.html

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by Canuck600
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stargazer L1011, the one and only Tristar flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: Stargazer L1011, the one and only Tristar flying

Having knowledgeable technicians, AME's & A&P's helps but any licensed AME or A&P with experience on transport category aircraft should be able to figure things out if if all the manuals & technical documents are there.

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 106434

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Are any of the Coulson-Unical Helicopters moving around as well?

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by Canuck600
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1295
Views: 148959

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Thanks, I hate having anything shipped by UPS to Canada they always stick on a bunch of extra fee's that nobody else does. (non amazon parcels)

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by Canuck600
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1295
Views: 148959

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

What is the process for Amazon packages that go transborder? Say a Canadian orders something that comes from the states. Do the air carriers mentioned in the thread fly into Canada or does a Canadian air carrier pick it up? Or does it get trucked across the border?

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by Canuck600
Tue May 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)
Replies: 147
Views: 28688

Re: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)

I was thinking more in terms of the engine taking a hit, at least the Bronko had a second engine

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by Canuck600
Tue May 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)
Replies: 147
Views: 28688

Re: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)

Wonder why they didn't go with a twin engine?

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by Canuck600
Tue May 26, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16756

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

What if the choice is turboprop or no service would that make American flyers change there tune? That's the choice for a large portion of Canada. I live 40 miles from the Canada-US border & that's my choice unless I want to drive.a hour north & that airport is combination of jet & turbo-...

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by Canuck600
Sun May 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155074

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

LTC8K6 wrote:
I have seen no reliable information that the crew ever reported a gear problem, or ever requested help with a gear problem, or ever tried to work on a gear problem, before attempting to land.


It was in the AvHerald initial report

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by Canuck600
Sat May 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155074

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

The avherald article states they were having problems with gear extension so I think we can rule out the crew forgetting to lower it. I think that was just an initial assumption. "On May 23rd 2020 Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority reported in a press conference that both black boxes (Flight ...

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by Canuck600
Sat May 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155074

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

The avherald article states they were having problems with gear extension so I think we can rule out the crew forgetting to lower it.

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by Canuck600
Wed May 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 40
Views: 4634

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

I wonder if one outcome of this is that the Snowbirds finally get a support aircraft to transport the tech's & equipment instead of carrying them in the Tutor's? Knowing what knee jerkers the politicians are I say the more likely scenario is they try & shut the team down. During the air sho...

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by Canuck600
Tue May 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 40
Views: 4634

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

I wonder if one outcome of this is that the Snowbirds finally get a support aircraft to transport the tech's & equipment instead of carrying them in the Tutor's? Knowing what knee jerkers the politicians are I say the more likely scenario is they try & shut the team down.

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by Canuck600
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68867

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

From what I've seen/heard even in non union places it's always the most junior people that get let go first so I was wondering how people seem to think that they can pick & choose who they lay off?

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by Canuck600
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68867

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

How do people expect them to be getting rid of their most expensive staff when layoffs start at the bottom of the seniority list? They would have to off the senior people a buyout/really good severance package for them to leave? Or are union contracts Europe very different then they are in Canada?

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by Canuck600
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63812

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Heard through a friend that works for AC that they are using Aircraft Maintenance Engineers for the flights that have cargo in the cabin,

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by Canuck600
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?

I know wikipedia stats need to be taken with a grain of salt but the page for the 148 shows that only 47 AN-148's have been built since 2004. In other words it hasn't been successful anywhere. The portion that talks about Cubana grounding its fleets lists a multitude of issues with the aircraft.

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by Canuck600
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2436

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

I highly doubt that airlines would be willing to pay nurse salaries for flight attendants

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by Canuck600
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63812

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

It takes a lot of time & money to get frames that have been in storage long term operational again.

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by Canuck600
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How intensive is the g force training is required for a cargo pilot?
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: How intensive is the g force training is required for a cargo pilot?

If you have a real back issue you might even pass military admission medical let alone a flight medical

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by Canuck600
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11515

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

I don't understand why people think this is so complicated, it's a pretty straightforward seniority system, if your work goes away you just bump somebody junior to you. But then again I've worked in transportation or been around the transportation industry most of my life. Airline seniority systems ...

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by Canuck600
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33221

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

If Quebec can't get back what they spent on the program.they will face a huge backlash from the Quebec taxpayers. The government of Canada is in the same situation. I might be reading it wrong but I think a lot of people are not grasping that Bombardier's need for guaranteed cash now far outweighs a...

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by Canuck600
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7707

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

SYR has no service https://syrairport.org/airport-guide/destinations/ ROC has no service https://www2.monroecounty.gov/airport-airlines.php ALB has no service http://albanyairport.com/flights/airlines How many more do you need ? Read up on the short and painful existence of Independence Air (former...

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by Canuck600
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7707

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Why did Air Canada move away from Air Georgian? Not known at this point ... assuming they just wanted to consolidate their regional feeders. US carriers have done the same for years. From reading posts on AvCanada it seems like Georgian had a lot of staffing & management issues. They were const...

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by Canuck600
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2811

Re: Turbofan Engine

I know I'm probably beating the point to death but the idea that somebody a the post secondary level is using what they get from a internet forum for basic research is beyond belief. How can they trust that the info they are getting is accurate especially when they get conflicting info. Better off &...

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by Canuck600
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2811

Re: Turbofan Engine

I actually agree with SAAFNAV somebody that's allegedly in engineering school should be able to figure out how to find info on something so basic on there own. A few people getting a sharp rebuke to a stupid question might make others think twice before they ask equally stupid questions.

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by Canuck600
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Bush Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Coolest Bush Plane

Norseman

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by Canuck600
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofan Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2811

Re: Turbofan Engine

I agree with Franco there are way too many posts on here that can be answered with a little effort from the poster. In some cases they could find the info in less time then it takes to post here. As SAAFNAV being a AME or Engineer doing research is a big part of the job.

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by Canuck600
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

There are comments on PPRUNE that FlightRadar24 data is not reliable in that sort of terrain? Everybody here seems to treat FR24 data like it's gospel but I wonder?

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by Canuck600
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I would think it was more of a choice to ignore regulations then a lack of knowledge of them.

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by Canuck600
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

LAPD says weather conditions didn't meet standards for flying From CNN's Sarah Moon Weather conditions on Sunday morning did not meet the Los Angeles Police Department’s minimum standards for flying, spokesman Josh Rubenstein confirmed to CNN. Due to foggy conditions, LAPD had grounded their helico...

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by Canuck600
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

LAPD says weather conditions didn't meet standards for flying From CNN's Sarah Moon Weather conditions on Sunday morning did not meet the Los Angeles Police Department’s minimum standards for flying, spokesman Josh Rubenstein confirmed to CNN. Due to foggy conditions, LAPD had grounded their helico...

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by Canuck600
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Why would they be flying VFR in a IFR capable helicopter? The only thing I can think of is the pilot was not ifr rated or not current. If not rated why on earth with somebody with enough money to afford a 76 not hire a IFR rated pilot?

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by Canuck600
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

not saying this is what happened, I am generally curious as I know nothing about helicopters. what solutions are there if you have an engine failure at altitude In a helicopter? I’m sure the most novice traveler probably thinks if an airliner loses its engines it will fall out of the sky. Obviously...

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by Canuck600
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115414

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Clackers wrote:
Who the hell takes off in a helicopter in THICK FOG?

Bryant... RIP


Helicopters can be equipped to fly in IFR conditions including helicopters a lot smaller then a 76B.

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by Canuck600
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80775

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Hope it goes well this time

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by Canuck600
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 164
Views: 45524

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Wouldn't it be more likely a smaller carrier like Western Global would be the last operator as they have fewer financial resources to invest in something more modern? It’s possible but Western Global also has less money to buy spare parts, spare engines, engine overhauls, maintenance, and junkyard ...

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