I've noticed that VH-OEJ (QF 747-438ER) hasn't flown in FIVE WEEKS! Went up to Hong Kong on April 17. Anyone know what's up with that? In HKG, it could definitely be maintenance, but that's a long time for a simple A check, and I can't imagine they'd be doing bigger checks on birds scheduled to ret...Jump to post
Anyone know from whom they are leasing the 767s ? Are they a dry lease (ie Icelandair operated) or a wet lease (operated by another airline) ? If the 767s are to be operated by an airline other than Icelandair, and that airline happens to be relatively unusual, I might find myself needing to go to ...Jump to post
Another one bites the dust: Update 26th Feb 2019: A340-313 800 3B-NBJ Air Mauritius Ferried 25 Feb19 CDG-LDE, for part-out & scrap ex F-WWJF Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2 MSN 800 is one of MK's newly ordered A343 back in 2006. Not sure why they retired h...Jump to post
Skyblue39 wrote:psimpson wrote:What going on in Rome today 25 FEB? Aer Lingus are operating 8 flights i.e. 4 A320s, 3 A321s, 1 A330
Returning fans to Ireland after yesterday’s 6 Nations rugby match in Rome.
I saw the new Aer Lingus livery for the first time in person at LHR last weekend on A320 EI-CVA, and i must say its nothing special. The basic concept is fine i.e. the green painted tail and engine cowling, but i think billboard Aer Lingus titles on the fuselage would make a massive difference to th...Jump to post
I have been following this MD11 safety thread with interest. I remember seeing that Fed Ex Narita crash on the evening news back in 2009, and was horrified seeing the sight of that fireball going down the runway captured on a security camera at the airport. I just could not believe what i was seeing...Jump to post
Regarding Aer Lingus new livery I love the new shamrock on the tail, i think its very elegant looking. The fuselage being white is properly more to do with IAG wanting airlines under its banner to have a similar base livery so aircraft can be interchanged within the group if need be with minimal eff...Jump to post
Air Mauritius will operate 2 A340s pass 2020 with updated cabins namely 3B-NBD/NBE, they will be replaced in the fleet during 2023 with their final 2 of 6 A350-900s.Jump to post
ELAL plan is to operate a maximum of 16 B787s comprising of 12 B789s & 4 B788s. The original order was for 11 B789s & 5 B788s but the carrier recently cancelled a B788 it had on order when it managed to secure the lease of a additional B789 and did not require a fleet of 17 B787s.Jump to post
I was wondering the same thing but the explanation I have is that the 772 and A330 haven't been up for a heavy check (D-check?) which might explain why they haven't received the revised livery yet. Otherwise I wouldn't know why(?) A388 That would make sense, as i always wondered why B744 PH-BFU did...Jump to post
Kuwait Airways B777-300ER 9K-AOC underwent a short test flight today 30 April.
This aircraft should shortly be ready to return to service with Kuwait Airways following repairs.
Air Canada B777-300ER C-FITL has just arrived into YYZ from VCV 25 JAN as ACA7172.
Is this aircraft now repainted into new AC livery?
B777-300ER C-FITU flew out to VCV earlier today for repaint into new AC livery.
ELAL B747-400 4X-ELE is now officially retired. It operated it last flight on 28 December 2017 LY82 BKK-TLV. It is to be scrapped. ELAL 4 remaining passenger B747s are scheduled to be phased out later this year 2018 and replaced by smaller. more fuel efficient B787s. One B747 freighter 4X-ELF will r...Jump to post
This former Air Austral B777-300ER MSN35783 is still down for delivery to Alitalia next month June 2017. This aircraft was flown to Rome from LDE where it had been stored, for paint into AZ colours. It was then returned to LDE having been painted, for cabin configuration change prior delivery and se...Jump to post
In the UK i use to see the US Air A333s & A332s at LHR/MAN, and they always use the Airbus Auto strobe position when the aircraft are taking off and landing. As mentioned previously, in the auto position the strobes are on but are disabled when their is weight on the main undercarriage. So basic...Jump to post
Any idea if they plan to go nonstop to JFK on the west bound route? They currently stop in SNN, which I think was needed with the 77E but it isn't with the 77W. As of 26th March, Kuwait will resume KWI-JFK-KWI with daily B77W. The stop in Shannon is a temporary measure due to the US having security...Jump to post
Air Mauritius are scheduled to receive 2 A350-900s on lease from AerCap later this year, namely MSN145 3B-NBP & MSN157 3B-NBQ. The carrier which had also ordered 4 A350-900s direct from Airbus for delivery 2 in 2019 and 2 in 2020 have pushed back deliveries of these aircrafts to after 2020. In t...Jump to post
The only way you can check which version of the B777 BA is operating is going thru the flights on any given day on the GDS. Sat the 8th April for instance is showing 4 BA flights between LHR-BOS, BA213 B744 BA203 B772 BA215 B77W BA239 B772. 2 flights LHR-SEA BA53 B772 BA49 B744 2 flights LHR-IAH BA1...Jump to post
Wow... Talk about a coincidence... Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs... Let's see what happens with the last deliv...Jump to post
I read that Alitalia plan to bring this B772 EI-FNI into the operation fleet after the winter 2016/17 season. They also plan to acquire another A332 shortly bringing its fleet up to 15 of the type. Possible source of the A332 is Etihad acquiring one of the ex Jet Airways A332 that will be returned f...Jump to post
Were the first batch of A332's not mid-2000's builds (or even later, like 2006/2007)? Yep, see https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/search?fleet=KLM-Royal-Dutch-Airlines&manufacturer=Airbus&type=A330 Will they keep the older PH-AOA-F as the 6 A332s to be retained? The 6 A332s that ...Jump to post
The original flight numbers for the British Airways Concorde flights LHR-JFK were Speedbird Concorde 193 for the 10.30 dep and Speedbird Concorde 195 for the 19.00 dep.
The 18.00 arrival into LHR was Speedbird Concorde 192 with Speedbird Concorde 194 for the 22.25 arrival.
Is AZ still considering adding 77W'S? Are they coming from EY or a lessor? I would have thought 789'S or A350'S would be a better option. I have not seen anything about Alitalia getting B77Ws. They still have a B772 in new livery parked in Abu Dhabi reg EI-FNI which i would have thought would be th...Jump to post
All i know from observation is that Sharklet A320s/A321s which have the LED anti-collision beacons also have LED wing and tail strobes. The Sharklet A320s/A321s which have the conventional anti-collision beacons have LED wings strobes but conventional tail strobes. I have notice and this has been go...Jump to post
In the case of the LED strobes on the sharklet A320s & A321s they are definitely more reliable. I have yet to see a sharklet A320/A321 where the LED double flashing wingtip strobes are only giving single flash on either wing or both due to 1 of the 2 bulbs not working. Airbus make lovely aircraf...Jump to post
The A350 i have notice has the LED red anti collision beacon but the traditional double flashing white wings strobes, i.e.not LEDs like on the sharklet A320s/A321s. Also the tail cone strobe on the A350 is of the traditional type. Incidentally the A350 double flashing white wing strobes are the brig...Jump to post
When i was at LHR a week ago, i saw 5/6 British Airways B787-9s and all of them had inoperative LED tail cone strobes. I was thinking maybe BA have done this intentionally as they are maybe having some sort of issues with them? The LED strobes on the wings were working ok so it was not a case of the...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JAmie2k9" class="quote" target="_blank">JAmie2k9</a> (<a href="#146" class="quote">Reply 146</a>):<br/><i>Shouldn't be to much longer, A320 has ...Jump to post