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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61295

Re: AF retired its first A380

It will be interesting to see where these frames will end up. BA or EK? Or Hifly? NH? CZ? Tui? Corsair? DL? VS (JFK-LHR)? NH? A new operator? I doubt that it will be scrapped, a 10 year old machine. I think I can say with almost absolute certainty that out of this list, DL would be the very last to...

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by Springbok743
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

EasyJet or Jet2 are more likely to be seen as the 2nd flag carrier than Virgin. Both have more aircraft and fly far more passengers. Seen by who? The government? The British Public? Europeans? EZY almost certainly not, they are just a European Low Cost airline. Jet2, is perhaps a better contender, ...

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by Springbok743
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175669

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I get it some of you don't like VS or you clearly work for BA! Don't forget the government bail outs for BA in the 80's, what BA did to Laker, BCal and Dan Air. The dirty tricks campaign against Virgin. Some of you have very short memories Strictly speaking the Government did not 'bail out' BA in t...

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by Springbok743
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I bloody hope KLM keep their 744Ms a while longer, far as I'm concerned they are pretty much the last combis operated by any major airline, and if the time was ever right for them it's now. Could lack of pax in the forwards cabin cause issues with weight balance though?

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by Springbok743
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I haven't seen this discussed, but does anyone know if cargo ops like FD are slowing retirements due to (I presume) increased demand? such as holding on to their MD-10s and A300s for longer?

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by Springbok743
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Lufthansa is operating a B748 FRA-MNL non-stop tonight March 18th, most likely a repatriation flight, as LH does not operate to the Philippines. - LH9874 dep. 21.56 FRA - arr. MNL 16.05 B748 D-ABYU (arr. March 19) https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9874/24395ca3 they do maintenance there, despite not...

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by Springbok743
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1 diverting to LHR
Replies: 25
Views: 11170

Re: BA1 diverting to LHR

LTU932 wrote:
vhtje wrote:
It's been a long time since BA1 was at LHR...
I believe back then, the callsign was Speedbird Concorde 1?


That's right. Probably last time it was there it taxied about with a Union Jack or two out of the Cockpit windows as well :D

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by Springbok743
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR closes 27R
Replies: 23
Views: 4606

Re: LHR closes 27R

Josh32121 wrote:
Antaras wrote:
One runway for the busiest airport on Earth.
N I C E


Not the busiest airport on earth...

Is it still busiest in Europe or has CDG overtaken it?

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by Springbok743
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I think the next critical question is: How do airlines including US3, QF, IAG...etc offset the reduction of capacity to Greater China. The current situation impact on ME3 in a minimum term, but a much bigger impact on US3 and EU3. Considering some of the carrier will have extra planes and personal ...

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by Springbok743
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Was playing around, found this Korean Air flight (747) headed from WUH to GMP in Seoul. KE9884 flight no. https://www.flightradar24.com/KAL9884/23b76d4d And the rescue flight was packed also... https://simpleflying.com/korean-air-747-rescue-flight/ 18 showing some symptoms of contacting nCoV. that ...

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by Springbok743
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Alitalia stopped all flights to/from China. This morning the last five flights from China arrived at Milan Malpensa (two Air China flights from Beijing and Shanghai) and the last three at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (Air China A330 from Hanghzou, Hainan Airlines A330 from Chongqing, China Southern B787 ...

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by Springbok743
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Most of us are worried and concerned about overall situation and then I found this in our country ! take a look at below link and pictures....is that not total shambles??? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7952271/Operation-Wuhan-airlift-LANDS-RAF-Brize-Norton.html Is this stupid or being ...

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by Springbok743
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Chinese social media now has plenty of videos of decontamination of trains and planes after journeys, are any measures being taken by foreign carriers especially on the non-China end? Given the diagramming, especially with East Asian carriers who presumably use the A/C on further routes not going in...

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by Springbok743
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Can someone confirm a list of carriers which are cancelling ALL mainland China flights by the end of the week? The WHO is considering declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Thursday, which may force further carriers. Understand all international flights operated by chinese c...

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by Springbok743
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I don't suppose anything like this has ever really happened before? the huge number and rate of flight cancellations?

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by Springbok743
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines v3.0 - new logo and plans...
Replies: 45
Views: 13188

Re: Eastern Air Lines v3.0 - new logo and plans...

OB1504 wrote:
That’s actually the Swift Air livery, which Swift Air is also in the process of phasing out now that they’re becoming iAero Airways.


so, is this livery subject to change as well? I found the EAL roundel thingy is rather unclear with the yellow in the top...

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by Springbok743
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142103

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

No orange? Still, especially as liveries tend to grow on you, I'll wait till we have a good quality photo(and/or video) before leaping to conclusions about them 'ruining their perfectly good livery'' Is the fuselage Silver or is just Eurowhite? I can't really tell from the picture. Why should there...

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by Springbok743
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142103

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

No orange? Still, especially as liveries tend to grow on you, I'll wait till we have a good quality photo(and/or video) before leaping to conclusions about them 'ruining their perfectly good livery''
Is the fuselage Silver or is just Eurowhite? I can't really tell from the picture.

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by Springbok743
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17376

Re: United Airlines in London

United has reduced too much in London Heathrow (LHR), in 2000 it had more flights and capacity that today has been drastically reduced, while Delta and American have gained capacity and frequencies https://airlineroutes.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/s00-ua/ Indeed a clear sign of what's been happening a...

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by Springbok743
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28511

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Ziyulu wrote:
What about China Southern's CZ?

C for obvious reasons. and Z presumable because they are based in GuangZhou. That, or possibly a nod to China's name in chinese, which is 'ZhongGuo'.

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by Springbok743
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28511

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Can anyone explain LY (El Al), MU (China Eastern) As far as China Eastern and MU I have heard them referred to as '母航' , unofficially, (pronounced 'mu hang') and literally meaning mother airline. I wouldn't bank on that being the roots though. I suspect that was applied after the fact. There are lo...

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by Springbok743
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...
Replies: 36
Views: 10406

Re: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...

Don't know, but Hawker 800's are not that cheap compared to some others that might work just as well. Availability when required is probably the answer. They're quite rugged for the segment and have pretty good payload capability. And obviously given the relatively small size for the capability (th...

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by Springbok743
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50187

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

One area where the NMA can make a difference is the cruise speed as the M.78 cruise speed of the XLR is not ideal for flight duration reaching 8 to 10 hours. A NMA cruising at M.85 or M.86 could save up to 50 minutes or so on a 4500nm flight compared to the XLR. In the grand scheme of things, is a ...

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by Springbok743
Thu May 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 4016

Re: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

A big part of lack of foreign airlines into China is due to the directionality of travel. Most flights out of china are filled with chinese people flying out, rather than foreigners flying in, and Chinese people (like people from virtually anywhere) prefer to fly on their own countries airlines. Thi...

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by Springbok743
Sun May 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10779

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

WN732 wrote:
At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737


Good point, that one's even a -700 too.

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by Springbok743
Sun May 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10779

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

WN732 wrote:
At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737


Good point, that one's even a -700 too.

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by Springbok743
Sun May 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 7526

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

How about the FEMALE captain that crashed the WN 737 at LGA. The minority FO that crashed that Atlas 767 earlier this year, the female FO of Colgan, the Female Envoy captain that did the ridiculous high speed abort at LGA this winter? For such a small percentage of pilots they find themselves at a ...

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by Springbok743
Tue May 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8897

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Used to fly them in Economy for work in Japan, the flights were much cheaper (as they could fly over USSR airspace), but the service was pretty hopeless, and their planes distinctly never settled upon a single thrust setting, always throttling up and then back down, made sleeping on flights pretty h...

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by Springbok743
Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5730

Re: Vox still doesn’t have a clue about what it’s on about

OKAY. This is starting to annoy me. All them damn Boeing fanboys rushing to their defense everytime someone points out the overall mistakes that clearly bloody have been made in the development of the MAX, If you'd like to make some points that are new and not debunked, be my guest. If not, please s...

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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381984

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Wonder if there will be a logo or titling on the belly. I always thought this was underutilized advertising and branding space. I've talked to a designer who seemed to hate having the write the airlines name facing one side, For example he mentioned he would have had the Virgin Logo painted on the ...

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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381984

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I've never liked liveries that just seem so boring, sure it's got a swoosh, but I'd have preferred something a bit more like the current KLM swoosh down at the nose. Tail seems fine, although it's prominent use of the light blue seems a bit out of place. Nothing very offensive though, I'd say overal...

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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 13651

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

So, we're all cleared up here, SImply Boeing Customer codes. As far as i know they are no longer used since 787 introduction, but earlier 748s do have them (eg DLH use 747-830s ). As far as I know, 777s that United ordered to replace the 744s were delivered after Customer codes were discontinued, so...

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by Springbok743
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31865

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Flying Bananas, please explain. He's being sarcastic about the level of service BA offer versus the Middle-Eastern 3, with his point being people prefer EK Hub flights with good Business/First class over BA's outdated offerings. A fair point too, as their Tickets also manage to be often cheaper tha...

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by Springbok743
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5362

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

I think we should consider the fact they did operate 727s, the predecessor of the predecessor of the NMA. Which means they can't be so far off that size, the more recent shift from 737-300/700 to the -800 size also shows they are adding larger aircraft. But, even if they do order some, they won't be...

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by Springbok743
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5976

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

I was wondering if there would be a business opportunity for an anchorage base for World Airways or indeed any airline to act as a midway hub between Asis and North America sort of similar to how icelandic airlines fly pax via their base in iceland. I say this because Anchorage has significantly abo...

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by Springbok743
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU expands European presence, flying a rotating triangular route into Edinburgh and Dublin today June 12
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: HU expands European presence, flying a rotating triangular route into Edinburgh and Dublin today June 12

I've booked a flight from EGPH to ZBAA leaving on the 28th and returning in mid august, It was VERY cheap and given they are a 5 star airline, I'm pretty happy about this. Not sure about the economics though, it is afterall, a rather riche route, I'm guessing as time goes on, the planes will get ful...

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