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by CX747
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

We may need to dissect a little further. 767F- Atlas needs got to get its house together regarding the union. It may be a great place to work but other forums make it seem less than desirable. IF they worked with the union and hammered out a new deal, would you see issues melt away? We know the unio...

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by CX747
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Atlas will begin shrinking their amazon lift beginning in September due to lack of crew. Seems they bit off more than they could chew. Wow. That is big news. At ABX and ATI, the daily utilization of existing aircraft is up significantly. Is it this increased utilization that Atlas can't do, or are ...

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by CX747
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18488

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

I love the usage of a cheatline. Two thumbs up due to that alone.

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by CX747
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15649

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

- According to Skyliner, one of the ex- JASDF 747-400 will be ferried to TLV for freighter conversion. This will be the first freighter conversion of a 747-400 in years, right? Not counting the Asiana B747-400M which was converted recently (that was already a Combi frame). Any more info about this?...

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by CX747
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15649

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

Well to start this thread off, BA retired G-BNLK on the 15th January 2019. This leaves them with 34 frames remaining. As for this year, G-BNLN is also due to retire this year (in July) and G-CIVG (in Nov), so BA will still have 32 at the end of this year. BA currently retirement schedule up to YE 2...

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by CX747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7749

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Just saw on FR24 that an ex united 744 (N119UA) was ferried from VCV to LAX today and now on it's way from LAX to HKG as Flight 5Y9223 /GTI9223. Anyone know what's going on? I'm assuming the aircraft is headed there for post desert maintenance. Do we know how long it will be staying in Hong Kong? T...

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by CX747
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7749

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Always good to see a bird heading out of the desert for a second chance. An additional 2-3 747s heading back into service is good for "The Queen". Who ever picked up the Japanese birds got a good deal of sorts. Low hour/cycle airframes, with impeccable maintenance when with their first own...

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by CX747
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 6575

Re: FedEx 757’s

Thinking completely outside of the box, FEDEX runs the 757s until the late 2020s/early 2030s. Then acts as the launch customer for the Boeing NMA freighter. It should have about 3-5 years of service by then, have any kinks worked out and FEDEX will get a nice discount for ordering 100+.

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by CX747
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why 747's on BA -IAD-LHR route instead of newer aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Why 747's on BA -IAD-LHR route instead of newer aircraft

Needs & requirements of the airline. Summer time over the Atlantic requires capacity. The 747 brings that in spades. Fuel burn on a shorter route will also not be as high as say LHR-HKG when compared to the 77W.

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by CX747
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I think that Connie is getting at least one, too. Omni is vying for them as well but no results yet. I actually read the press release to mean that the two 747-400s currently flying for DHL will be placed with Asiana and the "technology company". I think the switch to the 747-8Fs is the r...

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by CX747
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news ... -1.7332407

Article discussing Amazon's entrance into the Israeli market place and usage of IAI as a conversion center for the 767s by AAWG/ATSG.
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https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news ... -1.7332407

Article discussing Amazon's entrance into the Israeli market place and usage of IAI as a conversion center for the 767s by AAWG/ATSG.

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by CX747
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/freighter-operator/atlas-air-steps-up-dhl-flights/ Slightly off topic but figured it fit here pretty well. Atlas Air Worldwide has been awarded a CMI contract for the first 2 777Fs DHL ordered. The 2 777Fs will be operated by Southern Air and bolster the Souther...

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by CX747
Fri May 31, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 146
Views: 36538

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] National Airlines Cargo acquired a third -400 BCF, LN1023 ex CX as B-KAI and stored at Mariana since May 2013. Now Boeing must have had some good deals on these freighters as this is already the fourth one they sold recently. If I am correct that leaves Boeing with only one -400 ...

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by CX747
Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

If they choose to cut back on any one of these 3 airlines, could UPS/FedEx pick up slack to some degree??? How much could be shifted to the passenger airlines.?? Could foreign cargo companies pick up volume?? intra US ?? The comments from the article make it look like the current issues at Atlas ar...

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by CX747
Wed May 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://amp.businessinsider.com/amazon-threatens-to-move-business-after-cargo-pilot-protests-2019-5 Round 2 "FIGHT" Guys need to be paid what they are worth. Guys also need to realize when they are strangling a golden goose. Somewhere in the middle the sides need to meet. One thing for Ama...

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by CX747
Wed May 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16409

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Good on Munoz.

As for will there be backlash....people vote with their pocket books. Maybe a few in the first few weeks will change but overall no real backlash.

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by CX747
Thu May 16, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Is it just me or does it look like in the Youtube video Amazon posted of the CVG hub they show what appears to be 777, 767 and 737 aircraft in their mockup? https://youtu.be/6DkitCY-BYs While it is only a mockup, it does appear to have 737, 767 and 777 series aircraft on the ramp. The 777s are seen...

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by CX747
Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Is it just me or does it look like in the Youtube video Amazon posted of the CVG hub they show what appears to be 777, 767 and 737 aircraft in their mockup? https://youtu.be/6DkitCY-BYs While it is only a mockup, it does appear to have 737, 767 and 777 series aircraft on the ramp. The 777s are seen...

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by CX747
Wed May 15, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 44733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] Not sure if this was reported but it looks like the February 22, 2019 UFO for (4) 767-300Fs was placed by UPS. That’d sure be neat, but what’s the source for this confirmation? Boeing's monthly order and delivery update Correct Nice growth at UPS over the past several years. 28 n...

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by CX747
Wed May 15, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 44733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Not sure if this was reported but it looks like the February 22, 2019 UFO for (4) 767-300Fs was placed by UPS.

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by CX747
Mon May 13, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

FWIW, I don't think it's fair to blame Amazon for the "race to the bottom", especially because Amazon uses multiple channels and business plans to deliver its wares. FedEx and UPS, and the concept of stocking distribution centers so that trucks can do the delivery, are all "competito...

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by CX747
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 146
Views: 36538

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Great to see these birds finding new life, with new owners. I hope we see them in the air again soon.

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by CX747
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How much longer will the Marines fly the Harrier ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2918

Re: How much longer will the Marines fly the Harrier ?

The Harrier was supposed to bow out earlier than the Legacy Hornet. The dismal condition of the Legacy Hornet fleet has led to incoming F-35s now replacing Hornets sooner.

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by CX747
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19169

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Branson is long gone from this corporate puppet. The flying lady was an image of his mother and put there in honor of her.

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by CX747
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95723

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

737Max unravelling? Sorry but let's stop the mob mentality. The program is not unraveling and more than likely, in 60-90 days all the Max's will be airborne again. Crashes are always hard, as people lost their lives. That loss is permanent and far out reaches any fanboy statements or beliefs. An upd...

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by CX747
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14329

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

This is not surprising. The 777X is DOA and there won't be any meaningful market for that size of an airplane. The A350-1000 is the absolute upper limit that makes sense going after and even that is a bit shady. This type of post only hurts the website. I guess British Airways (A MJAOR BLUE CHIP CA...

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by CX747
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133168

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

God do I miss the Landor colors. I'm glad we get to see it yet again on a 744.

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by CX747
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47595

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Congratulations to both Boeing and British Airways. The final piece of replacement for the 747 fleet has now been revealed. As another poster stated, it shows just how versatile the 747-400 is. One has to wonder how the bottom line will be effected. British Airways has stated they were late to the 7...

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by CX747
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 146
Views: 36538

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I'm hoping that the two seperate orders in December are from completely new customers.

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by CX747
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158123

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Nice to see that not only were four more 747-8Fs added to the order book but they are spread between two different customers.

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by CX747
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 146
Views: 36538

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Peter,

That is a great amount of information provided. Thanks for all your hard work. I look forward to another year of 747 production.

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by CX747
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98817

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Happy New Year to all! I look forward to another year of great dialogue and information!

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by CX747
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I have forgotten the exact timeline, but last time: the ATSG flying for Amazon was announced first, and then about a month later the AAWH flying was announced. For whatever reason, AAWH likes to keep customer agreements closer to the chest. The worst kept secret right now is that Amazon wants 737-8...

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by CX747
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Merry Christmas to everyone! I look forward to following the thread in 2019.

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by CX747
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Any word on how the system and the aircraft are holding up as we come down the home stretch?

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by CX747
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4448

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

Congratulations to Flyadeal and Boeing. I'm not one for purple but that livery is fantastic!!! Can't wait to see it roll off the line at Renton.

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by CX747
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

ATSG announced today that Amazon has signed an agreement with them to take another 10 of their 767-300 into the operation. These will come from the new batch of 20 they recently agreed to get from AA. They will place 5 of them into the Amazon network in 2019 and 5 in 2020. http://www.atsginc.com/in...

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by CX747
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

ATSG announced today that Amazon has signed an agreement with them to take another 10 of their 767-300 into the operation. These will come from the new batch of 20 they recently agreed to get from AA. They will place 5 of them into the Amazon network in 2019 and 5 in 2020. http://www.atsginc.com/in...

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by CX747
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

ATSG announced today that Amazon has signed an agreement with them to take another 10 of their 767-300 into the operation. These will come from the new batch of 20 they recently agreed to get from AA. They will place 5 of them into the Amazon network in 2019 and 5 in 2020. http://www.atsginc.com/in...

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by CX747
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13976

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Congratulations to Green Africa Airways and Boeing. History though shows this "commitment" as being anything but rock solid. I wish the carrier the best and hope they are successful. Maybe they can pull an Emirates. One of the first books I have on aviation has them in it. Basically a smal...

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by CX747
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Any word on Amazon putting out an RFP for six additional 767s? The article below is reporting that. https://cargofacts.com/atsg-nabs-portfolio-of-20-ex-american-767s-for-conversion/ ATSG has taken quite a large step here. Securing 20 767s over the next 3 years allows them to not only meet Amazon's p...

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by CX747
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I show one ABX B763 running for UPS beginning 12/11, and one each ATI B762 and B763 running for UPS beginning 12/10. Of course, that schedule also uses the Sky Lease 747 at the end of the runway at YHZ, so subject to change. You might be amused to know that Sky Lease pulled 903AR out of mothballs a...

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by CX747
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3578

Re: Peak Flying Questions

Amazing to think that at this time next week, 11 747s not usually plying FEDEX/UPS routes will be needed to move the amount of packages & freight that are shipped for Christmas.

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by CX747
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3578

Peak Flying Questions

Does anyone have a list of aircraft that are doing PEAK flying for UPS, FEDEX and DHL this year? Also, anyone out in the networks that can pass info on for route upgrades (757 is now a 777) and interesting equipment in different locations?

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by CX747
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11501

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

Their current aircraft livery is getting old. Since 1999? Utopia was Introduced in 1997, albeit it had World Tails for the first few years until Chatham Dockyard became the standardised Tail in 2000, IIRC. If I was CEO for the day, it would go back to the Landor Scheme and stay that way!!! There is...

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by CX747
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107760

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Slightly off topic but does anyone have a list of leased in aircraft for Peak for both UPS and FEDEX?

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by CX747
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77765

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

I would love to see a vibrant Virgin Atlantic Airways again.

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by CX747
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines selects 737MAX
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

Re: Caribbean Airlines selects 737MAX

Congratulations to Carribean Airlines and Boeing. I look forward to seeing the new birds in person.

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by CX747
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 81
Views: 8730

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

That decision has already been made. The V-22 is going to replace the C-2. Which IMHO is a mistake. The C-2 can carry more cargo and at much greater range than the V-22. What the Navy should have done is either re-manufacture or new build C-2's and incorporate the improvements made with the E-2D on...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 81
Views: 8730

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

Carrier launched transport plane . That decision has already been made. The V-22 is going to replace the C-2. Which IMHO is a mistake. The C-2 can carry more cargo and at much greater range than the V-22. What the Navy should have done is either re-manufacture or new build C-2's and incorporate the...

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