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by dcs921
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 57044

Re: UPS fleet

For those who don't have Instagram. Same picture that UPS posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/1418549067366506502?s=19

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by dcs921
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 57044

Re: UPS fleet

MD11F N265UP has been painted at Grissom Aeroplex Peru, Indiana (GUS) and was ferried to Louisville (SDF) with callsign 5X9599 at July 20th 2021, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N265UP/history/20210720/1900Z/KGUS/KSDF No picture yet of N265UP in full UPS livery. UPS just posted a picture ...

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by dcs921
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 57044

Re: UPS fleet

So here's a UPS Fleet question or three: Are the LDS mods on the 767s on pause for some reason? Although I may have started keeping track after a couple were done, I still show 13 as unmodified, not counting the 5 leased from CAM. That means at least 56 have been completed, which is cool. However, ...

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by dcs921
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 55900

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

What kind of loader will Fedex be using to load/unload this aircraft? A normal cargo loader would be too tall. Fork lift only? FX would never use a forklift. It's against company policy to even lift a loaded container with a forklift, interfacing with a plane would be out of the question. Some new ...

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by dcs921
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 193752

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

From our friends at West Cost Aviation. N503AZ does not appear to have any extra colors on it.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMXsqvzBrXO/?igshid=llndamqqp6xm

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by dcs921
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 57044

Re: UPS fleet

Interesting note on the 5th MD-11F coming from Lufthansa. N265UP is already showing in the FAA registry linked to MSN 48803. That matches up to D-ALCK.

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by dcs921
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 448353

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

I posted in the Lufthansa MD-11 thread. With a few updates. D-ALCI has been officially retired from Lufthansa. Ferried FRA-SAT LH8152. Going to UPS as N264UP. N264UP shows in FAA registry now. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/GEC8152-1611817589-0-1-115 From Lufthansa Cargo's instagram page. So...

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by dcs921
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 170
Views: 52918

Re: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's

D-ALCI has been officially retired from Lufthansa. Presumably going to UPS since it was flown to SAT.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/GEC8152-1611817589-0-1-115

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by dcs921
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 448353

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Cheers as always wjcandee...any hours/cycle info on the 3 recent PW birds they’ve resurrected from the boneyard? On the subject of stored B747F’s is there anything left of those 2 DL bought from SQC, think they were ex 9V-SCA/B? Only N756CA is showing any entries in the FAA SDR database. As of 27Au...

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by dcs921
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?
Replies: 25
Views: 4758

Re: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?

Besides those you mentioned, FX still has a few MD10. Real DC-10, I beleive there is one or two in Bolivia. Also the Orbis flying hospital The Orbis flying eye hospital is a MD-10. It was donated by FedEx in 2016. https://www.orbis.org/en/what-we-do/flying-eye-hospital/flying-eye-hospital-history

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by dcs921
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA767 SNN to CVG?
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: AA767 SNN to CVG?

Currently an AA767 is on its way to Cincinnati from Shannon, is this a freight only flight? https://fr24.com/N388AA/269c0748 This 767 is supposed to end flying for Amazon under tail number N227AZ. ATI will fly the airplane on behalf of Amazon. The Amazon thread has a lot of information about all of...

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LAXintl wrote:
Lufthansa uses B777F to airlift 80 tonnes of food from Frankfurt to Doncaster Sheffield Airport as truck shipments remain stuck.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55424448


Lufthansa social media post about the flight.

https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1341738173672599553?s=19

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by dcs921
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

N605DL, ATI's last-remaining 757 straight freighter, is now doing back-and-forths daily DFW-TPA. It was on DHL, for whom ATI pulled it out of retirement. But I don't see DHL needing this kind of service. Post office? This one's a head-scratcher. I'm thinking UPS. If you search flights between TPA-D...

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by dcs921
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Just "after peak." Shrug. Juicy, but vague. Guy also looked down at the Kalitta bird and mentioned they were also going to be taking 777Fs. I don't know how accurate that is. From this thread, they will be taking 3 777-300 ERSF from GECAS. They operate a several factory 777F on behalf of ...

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by dcs921
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa MD11F
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Lufthansa MD11F

Already being discussed

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1425857

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by dcs921
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 17232

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

First flight for UPS to pickup vaccines has landed in LAN. It's scheduled to depart at 11:21 EST. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/UPS9601-1607811774-1-5-126 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/UPS3477-1607822281-5-3-159 https://twitter.com/FlyLouisville/status/1338133626135977985?s=19

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by dcs921
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Similarly, the head of UPS in the last few months proudly talked about how she had decided AGAINST buying the final 747-8Fs that Boeing could make. She didn't want the metal. Kinda weird when they're suffering with Western Global because they currently need lift, unless she truly doesn't expect it ...

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by dcs921
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

A couple of observations from SDF. I drove around the airport Saturday and Sunday. N512JN has been parked on the ramp for the past few days with #2 engine cowls opened up. Earlier this year it was discussed in another thread that WGN was having issues sourcing green time CF6 engines. I wonder if WG...

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by dcs921
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

A couple of observations from SDF. I drove around the airport Saturday and Sunday. N512JN has been parked on the ramp for the past few days with #2 engine cowls opened up. Earlier this year it was discussed in another thread that WGN was having issues sourcing green time CF6 engines. I wonder if WGN...

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by dcs921
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Looks like N392AN is scheduled to enter service with ATI flying for UPS. It's showing scheduled to fly ILN-SDF.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/ATN8710-1606744370-6-0-199

ABX just sent N740AX to SDF.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/ABX8706-1606749837-1-0-146

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by dcs921
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Looks like 919CA may be getting a light check at SAT this weekend. National usually has them down for no more than a few days, then back in the air. Same thing happened during the PPE bridge flights. As I recall, those light checks were done at MCO, where National lives, so this is a little interes...

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by dcs921
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 73230

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

543JN, 512JN and 415JN -- Western Global MD11s -- moved or are moving from LAX to ONT, early on Monday, 11/23. I think we know who that means they're about to be working for... It's not as easy to tell as it used to be anymore. FX just opened ONT as a regional hub operation, not just a ramp anymore...

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by dcs921
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 92786

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

756CA got a white-background National livery, perhaps to save time or cost in the painting. We will see what the other two get, if anything. The three currently-operating have little or no downtime between flights, so it stands to reason that National would like to get these aircraft into service r...

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by dcs921
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?

I think behind the wing is preferred for CG concerns, but you have to have enough fuselage behind the wing for the deck loader and tugs and other equipment to have room to maneuver without banging into things like flap track fairings. A 777 has enough room; the DC10 might not. I think there's also ...

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by dcs921
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?
Replies: 59
Views: 7743

Re: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?

DiamondFlyer wrote:
Scope wouldn't allow a CRJ to be flown by anyone but UPS seniority list pilots


What are you basing this one? IFL already flies CRJ-200 between TVF and SDF 5 times a week on behalf of UPS.

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by dcs921
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 52692

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

N393UP has been delivered to UPS today (10/1/20), on an interesting delivery flight. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N393UP Formerly CC-CZT, it was converted 7/4-9/2/20 in TLV, delivered to LCQ, and then up to ILN about 2 weeks ago, presumably for the LDS to be installed. Don't know if it was p...

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by dcs921
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 195
Views: 57086

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

IMHO UPS is evaluating the situation and can wait some time to watch the latest developments in the cargo market and order in a later stage at least 3 more 747-8F aircraft, when needed. Seen the sharply increasing (structural) maintenance cost of 747-400 aircraft, passing the thresholds of 120.00 f...

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by dcs921
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 170
Views: 52918

Re: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's

https://twitter.com/SpaethFlies/status/ ... 2223738880


That doesn't add up. He says they will keep 3 and phase out 6 soon. They only have 6 active MD-11s: D-ALCA, D-ALCB, D-ALCC, D-ALCD, D-ALCI, and D-ALCK.
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Ishrion wrote:
Lufthansa's CEO says three MD-11s will stay until early summer 2021:

https://twitter.com/SpaethFlies/status/ ... 2223738880


That doesn't add up. He says they will keep 3 and phase out 6 soon. They only have 6 active MD-11s: D-ALCA, D-ALCB, D-ALCC, D-ALCD, D-ALCI, and D-ALCK.

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by dcs921
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 241276

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

HAECO seems to have finished up on N304CM at LCQ after 12 days, and it is flying out tomorrow to ILN with its new tail number, N393UP. Presumably it will get the Collins LFDS upgrade there. Totally-secondhand information is that the first 3 of this group of 5 leased from CAM did not get that upgrad...

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by dcs921
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers
Replies: 53
Views: 7489

Re: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers

No single aircraft type makes the best fire fighting tanker. Each one has it's advantages and disadvantages. Helicopters and smaller aircraft are cheaper to acquire thus they can be spread over large area. The smaller aircraft and helicopters can operate from numerous bases. Having multiple aircraft...

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by dcs921
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 241276

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

FWIW, I think that N304CM is still at TLV. There were some emissions that suggest that it was moving around the airport this morning, Israel time. N304CM is still at TLV. It was on another test flight today as BDK18. Evidently it did not pass its initial test flight. https://flightaware.com/live/fl...

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by dcs921
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 241276

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

MO11 wrote:
Onward to Grissom for paint?


Possible. Though the last few that went straight to paint after conversion cleared customs at CVG then flew to GUS.

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by dcs921
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 241276

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Oh they just want to keep us guessing. is this plane all tied Ups..?? Funny! It's non-FADEC so it won't be going to UPS. The last two of the 5 to UPS should be 304CM (to be 393UP) and 308CM (to be 395UP). The latter is now painted and ready for delivery when AMES is through with it at ILN. The form...

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by dcs921
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 27111

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Edit: I have one question for the experts here: why doesn't this 767 have winglets? I'm not an expert. FedEx doesn't have winglets on any of their 767s. A few years ago they had them on some leased 767s. IIRC all of them have been returned now. Winglets are not installed from the factory. They are ...

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by dcs921
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 27111

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Edit: I have one question for the experts here: why doesn't this 767 have winglets? I'm not an expert. FedEx doesn't have winglets on any of their 767s. A few years ago they had them on some leased 767s. IIRC all of them have been returned now. Winglets are not installed from the factory. They are ...

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by dcs921
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the RB211 finished on widebodies?
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: Is the RB211 finished on widebodies?

Most of the dedicated 744F's powered by RB211 engines are still active, Most were original purchased by Cathay and Cargolux. Cargolux has 10 RR RB-211 powered 744F aircraft operational. Silkway West Airlines has three RB211 powered 744F's operational. Sky Gates Cargo Airlines has two RB211 powered ...

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by dcs921
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 56
Views: 19641

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

Those crosswind landings are cool, but here the wind was close to straight down the runway, albeit gusty. Atlas just came out today with record earnings and gave lots of applause to its CEO for his (hardball) strategy in dealing with the pilots, which they emphasized was entirely his. Disgraceful. ...

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by dcs921
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 70
Views: 15601

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

For express courier services like UPS and FedEx, the acquisition cost matters much more than for other cargo carriers. Since most express courier packages are shipped overnight, the aircraft are parked for most of the day and only fly a couple of short cycles overnight. And, as we know, a plane tha...

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by dcs921
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 170529

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Looking at the flight history of 5X9867. It is regularly scheduled flight 3 days a week that rotates between SBD and ONT. UPS has a significant presence at SBD.

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by dcs921
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 195
Views: 57086

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

IMHO UPS is evaluating the situation and can wait some time to watch the latest developments in the cargo market and order in a later stage at least 3 more 747-8F aircraft, when needed. Seen the sharply increasing (structural) maintenance cost of 747-400 aircraft, passing the thresholds of 120.00 f...

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by dcs921
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 30545

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

I with the crew that says it was internal. A GSE Fire would have scored more of the lower outside. What is scary is how long a fire can smolder with limited oxygen inside a ULD before a rupture delivers, and then takes off with the new air supply. ‘Ve seen some good suppression systems for ULDs, an...

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by dcs921
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 170
Views: 52918

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

Now reiterated by Lufthansa’s CEO - all MD-11s will be retired by the end of this year: https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaethFlies/status/1276159386583531524 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Cargo#Current_fleet says they have seven 777-200F with two more coming in the near future. I presume the ...

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by dcs921
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 52692

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

The 20th of June marked the 25th anniversary of the first flight of 767-300F. N301UP was used for flight testing and certification. Later that year Boeing delivered it to UPS on October 24, 1995. https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/status/1274371468135149570?s=19 UPS gave some stats on N301UP. As of...

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by dcs921
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 4266

Re: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?

IIRC some of the runways at CVG are a mix of concrete and asphalt.

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by dcs921
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 241276

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amerijet has been operating a flight in and out of SMF. It’s a PHL-SMF-PHL run. I heard they were doing USPS. Maybe the ramp lead was mistaken? Hadn't heard about that. Are we sure that it's not Parcel Direct stuff, where Amazon packages are delivered in the last mile by the Postal Service? I would...

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by dcs921
Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 52692

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Any idea when the two to be leased Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) 767-316BDSF aircraft are joining the UPS fleet (N393UP & N395UP) ? I don't know when they are to join our fleet. I would bet late summer. I do know that after conformity checks in SDF, we send them on a speed route to join our i...

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by dcs921
Sun May 17, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 33
Views: 8024

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

Probably the only reason why it’s starting so big with two A300s a day. They will not start with two A300s per day. The press releases says. https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1589388817917-286 Gary will be served by a UPS Airlines Airbus ...

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by dcs921
Wed May 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 241276

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Indeed great to see her back flying across the Pacific and her old domain of Japan! Any news on when they will get their newly acquired ex-Atlas 747 back to circling the globe? I was curious about N344KD hours and cycles so I ran FAA SDR query on her and found one dated from the day of her turn bac...

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