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by FW200
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7954

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Everyone seems to forget my favourite underdog, the P-1. Loaded with all the disadvantages that have been discussed threadbare here and in other threads, but it's just so damn cool. The P-1 performed a flying display at the last ILA Air Show in Berlin, two years ago. Not only at the ILA. It also ma...

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by FW200
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?
Replies: 32
Views: 2715

Re: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?

I understood that the HE-177 was not a success, for mainly technical reasons. Yes, the He 177 A had a lot of "toothing problems" due to its sophisticated double-engines. When these "toothing problems" were solved, the production of all bombers was stopped in 1944 in favour of th...

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by FW200
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?
Replies: 32
Views: 2715

Re: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?

mxaxai wrote:
FW200 wrote:
The FW 200 never was used for bombing, only for maritime reconnaissance and anti-ship missions.

Exactly, it was used to bomb ships ...


According to this definition the Beaufighter was a heavy bomber. :roll:

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by FW200
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1664
Views: 231953

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

[30 Super hornets and 15 Growlers accoridng to this report https://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/210694/german-defense-minister-commits-to-buying-f_18s-to-replace-tornado.html 30 F/A-18F Block III and 15 EA-18G. https://augengeradeaus.net/2020/04/eurofighter-als-rueckgrat-der-luftw...

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by FW200
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?
Replies: 32
Views: 2715

Re: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?

I also read many years ago, but cannot find now, that B-17 crews thought the B-24 was their best escort as when the B-24s were along the German fighters left the B-17s alone. Same with the Lancasters versus the Halifaxs. The suggestion was that a German pilot could fire all the way through the fuse...

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by FW200
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29261

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Condor using DE likely is a reference to DEutschland aka Germany Condor's IATA-Code used to be DF (from the company's original name Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH - German Flight Services Ltd.), but changed somewhere in the 90ies to DE, DF being used for Condor Berlin until its merger with Condor in 2013...

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by FW200
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 222501

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The flights still go, but passengers who booked with one of the Thomas Cook branches are not accepted. So I assume the majority of passengers would be those who booked a package deal with TC, Condor planes likely operating very empty then I guess? According to this article on average less than 20 %...

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by FW200
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 10018

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

The Russians are understandably paranoid about this, they were invaded by Western nations in 1812 by the French, 1856 by the British, Turks and French, 1914 by the Germans and Austrians, 1919 by the Americans and British and 1941 by the Germans. They have a history of being attacked and threatened ...

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by FW200
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 64594

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Nice video showing Luftwaffe's A400M at Wunstorf AFB taken two months ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAyvIf_Dxn8

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by FW200
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1664
Views: 231953

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Germany invaded France both time because they thought France and England was weak and that German can win the war or at least obtains some land concession before both England and France would be tired of the war and sue for peace. In both cases, they did not foresee the United States entering the w...

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by FW200
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7103

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

Airbus will be quite happy to get rid of that prototype-shelfwarmer.

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by FW200
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany choosing NH90 for Sea Lynx replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 6892

Re: Germany studies market for Sea Lynx replacement

In Norway it's a dissaster ! The NH-90 spends so much time in maintanence and has so insufficient flight hours, that it's almost not in use and we are still waiting for 6, even though they should have been delivered over 10 years ago…. In the above mentioned report in the German Aerospace magazine ...

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by FW200
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany choosing NH90 for Sea Lynx replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 6892

Re: Germany studies market for Sea Lynx replacement

And the Dutch seem to be quite satisfied with their NH 90 NFH as well, writes German aerospace magazine Flug Revue (No. 01/2019, pp. 56 - 59). They propose an updated version in cooperation with Germany, Norway, Belgium and France for cost-sharing with new torpedoes, guided missiles (Naval Strike MI...

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by FW200
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 7103

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

Why not taking up the A340-500 EY had leased to AZ on behalf of the Italian government? EY was willing to reduce the lease rate by 60 percent, but the new Italian government wanted to rid itself of the lease completely to save €18M (or about $21M per year). That aircraft hasn't been used much...prim...

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by FW200
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33773

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Hi, There are just two possible reasons to put paint with a design on an aircraft: a) giving an attractive look that help business in one way or another. b) It is cheaper. Either it is attractive, and people disliking it just have their taste out of whack, or it saves LH money. In my opinion there i...

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by FW200
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33773

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

I don’t understand what LH is thinking with the new livery. The old one was classic and chic, and this new one is anything but... just boring and ugly. a) no one booking a ticket cares b) it safes money So, if that were true, what was the reason for changing the livery then at all in the first plac...

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by FW200
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 9366

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Given the fact that Merkel and her administration had taken an outspoken Anti-Trump position during the 2016 campaign and even after Trump had been elected President of the USA, I can understand quite well that Trump was quite unhappy in this situation (it was the first time he met Merkel) and did r...

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by FW200
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 9366

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

lancelot07 wrote:
btw, what is Trump doing with his Trump Force 1? He might have a buyer at the table now ? :)


Those negotiations seem to have failed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLfukuEutIU 8-)

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by FW200
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104996

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I think some of the BBD test pilots have already done some of these with the Q400 during flight testing. But surely it must have been the first barrel roll on a Q400 (and I suppose on any modern commercial airliner)? The 707 might no longer be considered modern, but not the first time at all. https...

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by FW200
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 40056

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

Secondly, I cannot figure out the route the plane was taking. Piz Segnas is 3099 meters, so how was the plane travelling south from Glarus to Flims? Over the mountain ridge via the Matt-Elm valley or through the Bad Ragaz-Chur-Flims-Laax valley? But if the plane crossed the ridge from Elm somewhere...

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by FW200
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F117A, the plane that refuses to die
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: F117A, the plane that refuses to die

Has it yet been released, how the Serbs managed to detect and shoot down the F-117A on March 27, 1999? Wikipedia writes, they managed to spot the aircraft when the bomb bay doors were opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_F-117_Nighthawk#Combat_loss I recall having read somewhere that the S...

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by FW200
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 101082

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Still a bizarre construction, can't wait to see if it works. Still a bizarre construction, can't wait to see if it works. It looks like a similar construction as the Virgin Galactic mother ship. Reminds me of the Heinkel He 111 Z https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/heinkel-he111z-zwilling...

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by FW200
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 97
Views: 22453

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Some bad news came in: http://www.aero.de/news-28784/Lufthansa-verlegt-Super-Star-nach-Deutschland.html (German) Short summary: Lufthansa plans to relocate the Superstar to Germany and continue the restoration here. For that reason the wings have to be removed. It's uncertain, whether the plane can...

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by FW200
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 52186

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

AIRT0M wrote:
...according to LH it is supposed to return to service 'within days'.


I bet this assessment had been made by the same guy at LHT who predicted in 2008 that the L-1649 will be ready for its first flight in October 2010... :airplane: 8-)

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by FW200
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 97
Views: 22453

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Also these engines are maintenance hogs requiring intensive routine maintenance and and short time on the wing as overhauls must done with low operating times. I do not remember the hours at which the engine needed an overhaul. Piston engines did not stay on the wing long hours. I fully agree. Extr...

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by FW200
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 109870

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Quoting the editorial of the February 2018 issue of (former East-) German aerospace magazine Flieger Revue : »What do BER and the planet Mars have in common? - On both human beings are supposed to land one day.« But as you say it's primarily viewed as a source of noise and pollutants, same as air tr...

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by FW200
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: LH introduces revised livery

And that's exactly what's shown on the model. Or what do you think would this look like reduced to the scale of the model posted above?
Image

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by FW200
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I don't think that the winglets of the A380plus would be »much larger« than those shown in the picture in the scale the model has been built.

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by FW200
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: LH introduces revised livery

JA786A wrote:
That's how the livery will look like on the A380 and A350 (those are official plane models from LH):
Image


That A380 model has the wingtips of the A380 plus. :smile:

What does this tell us? 8-)

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by FW200
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15119

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Actually SABENA stands for Such A Bad Experience, Never Again! The now defunct (I believe) SAHSA got its name from Stay At Home, Stay Alive. ;) Nah, not true, but somehow fun. Just like ALITALIA......Airplane Lands In Turin, All Luggage In Athens....:) And I always thought, ALITALIA stood for A lwa...

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by FW200
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia (SV) 77Fs stored ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5630

Re: Saudia (SV) 77Fs stored ?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hz-ai3
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hz-ai4
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Does anybody know some news about their 748Fs? Are they still grounded or have they been returned to the lessor? Flightradar24.com doesn't show any flights for them:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hz-ai3
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hz-ai4

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by FW200
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The logo on the tail fin not only looks as being almost white, it also is situated so deep on the fin that I by no means I can imagine this to look balanced in terms of the proportions of the tail fin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio Moreover the blue is so dark and cold that it seems to ...

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by FW200
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

If you zoom in very closely, it appears as though you can see the four lines which form the wing of the crane, the body below and the outline of a circle. If that is indeed the case, the crane appears to be quite small and placed quite low down on the vertical stabilizer. The color which can be see...

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by FW200
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I've translated that below: "The changes will be presented at employee parties in Frankfurt and Munich on 7th February. Even the world-renowned Crane, designed almost exactly 100 years ago by Otto Firle, (should/will*) also appear slightly changed. The font of the brand name will also be overh...

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 62968

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

That's why the 6 MH A380 would fit perfectly for BA: right engines and no »early birds« (delivered 2012/13). I wonder if they still are after them?

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 62968

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

BAorNoWay wrote:
...I think IAG is currently sitting it out waiting for Emirates to retire a few aircraft and then pick them up cheaply in the second hand market.


Wrong engines for BA. If I recall correctly, the first A380 with RR engines had been delivered to EK in Dec 2016. So, BA would have to wait until 2028.

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again
Replies: 70
Views: 7290

Re: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again

@ Ozair:

Thanks a lot for your information.

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

By chance I just came across this crazy video of a Aero Sur 747-300 performing a gear-up go-around. Seems quite dangerous, especially the left-turn at the end of the maneuver which brought the wingtip very close to the ground. Any ideas what this action was all about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again
Replies: 70
Views: 7290

Re: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again

@ SAS A340:

Thanks, I wasn't aware of this.

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 11130

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

Maybe they had already gone around once or twice before and for the heavy storm was over whole western, northern and central Germany yesterday the conditions at the possible alternate airports weren't better either, so at some point they simply had to land? Could have been the same a/c at 1:40 (the ...

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again
Replies: 70
Views: 7290

Re: Croatian Gov't issues RFPs for MiG-21 replacement - again

Can't Croatia get some used Swedish JAS-39 Gripen, when the Swedish Air Force takes delivery of its new Gripen NG?

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by FW200
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 11130

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

There seems to be something wrong with the description of this video: The flight number is given as EW9141 GWT - DUS 18 JAN 2018. But according to flightradar 24 there was no such flight on 18 JAN, only on 12th, 14th and 19th JAN (the latter flight hasn't departed yet). https://www.flightradar24.com...

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by FW200
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Lufthansa or BOAC? Yes, some similarities apply... :D http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00013977.jpg But then - it proves that the design isn't too bad, doesn't it? 8-) http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/what-if/116237-bea-boac-post-1973-a.html#post1055976

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by FW200
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217772

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Some sources talk to a Brazilian blog that is the new LH color scheme http://caixapretadasolange.blogspot.com.br/2018/01/plantao-caixa-preta_17.html I don't like this too much. If they do want to replace their old livery, why not trying something like the livery suggested by → Boeing778X on page 1 ...

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by FW200
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1363219

Have they found a new operator in the meantime?
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AA737-823 wrote:
Okay, that's a start... but how about they grab a couple used 744F's and start their own operation!!


May be they even could grab some unused 748Fs? SV seemed to have grounded theirs:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1363219

Have they found a new operator in the meantime?

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