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by Rudenko
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary
Replies: 59
Views: 10177

Re: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary

Did they never find the nose portion of the aircraft? The reconstruction does not have it. I mean, let's get going... https://www.theonion.com/twa-flight-800-rebuilt-ready-to-return-to-air-1819564607 To write that article so soon after the crash is pretty poor taste imo. I have seen a photo where i...

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by Rudenko
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary
Replies: 59
Views: 10177

Re: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary

PA103 was also carefully put back together and, nevertheless, they destroyed it again and it now rots away in some junkyard. Indeed, it is a shame that the AAIB dismantled the rebuilt section which at the time was the largest reconstruction of its type, until the FAA rebuilt a large part of the afo...

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by Rudenko
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 5399

Re: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?

My guess is that Airbus delivered them all white and Pan Am painted them at their facilities. Perhaps cheaper?
There is also a photo on here of an ex Eastern A300 which PA acquired and painted in the same scheme.
It looks like they used a 727 template and globe perhaps?

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by Rudenko
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 4025

Re: 747-300 GE Engines

LCDFlight wrote:
I thought Qantas had some of those. Specifically, some Qantas SYD-LAX flights were on 747-300. Did they not have new engines?

Qantas 300s were RB211s

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by Rudenko
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 62580

Re: AF retired its first A380

Do not think there is anyor much secondary used market for A380s even if they are relatvely new at just below 10 years. Thre are other airlines which have been trying to get rid of their youger A380s to no avail.. Malaysian Airlines have 6 of such 7 year olds to be sold but so far there are no take...

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by Rudenko
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 8098

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I still have the inflight mag from July 2014 on MH and one of the songs was “ summer” by Calvin Harris. I flew KUL- MEL on 9M-MRL and the PTVS were pretty poor at that time. Regarding TWA 800 was the film not Dragonheart ? With Sean Connery? This really is quite a disturbing and chilling topic to d...

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by Rudenko
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 8098

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I still have the inflight mag from July 2014 on MH and one of the songs was “ summer” by Calvin Harris. I flew KUL- MEL on 9M-MRL and the PTVS were pretty poor at that time. Regarding TWA 800 was the film not Dragonheart ? With Sean Connery? This really is quite a disturbing and chilling topic to d...

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by Rudenko
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 8098

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I still have the inflight mag from July 2014 on MH and one of the songs was “ summer” by Calvin Harris.
I flew KUL- MEL on 9M-MRL and the PTVS were pretty poor at that time.

Regarding TWA 800 was the film not Dragonheart ? With Sean Connery?

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by Rudenko
Thu May 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24985

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

AML was a lot different to the current LGW operation. The refreshed 10-abreast 777s are scoring higher customer satisfaction results than the current 9-abreast ones. BA is about one of the last airlines to do it on the 777 and it's working well. Try it, you might be pleasantly surprised. I'd expect...

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by Rudenko
Tue May 21, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA800 “zoom climb” on other crashes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: TWA800 “zoom climb” on other crashes?

Not sure about the rest, but I have read that Pan Am 103s cockpit tore off in 2 seconds, went up, came back down and then tore off the number 3 engine and damaged the horizontal stab on the way back. I believe the rest of the aircraft went slightly to the right and down, breaking into 2 large sectio...

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by Rudenko
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe' livery introduced?
Replies: 15
Views: 2291

Re: When was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe' livery introduced?

SXDFC wrote:
When did the PA “Billboard” livery come out? I believe it debuted with the Airbus right?

It came out in 1984 and indeed was designed by Airbus Industries.
A300 was the first to wear it, followed by A310.

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by Rudenko
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 31
Views: 10089

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

I have a postcard showing 767-200ER at DUS. They were used to many points in Europe, and I rode on a number of those flights. Many long-closed destinations like DUS, MUC (old airport), STR, LYS, GVA, ARN, BHX, GLA, EDI plus PAR (ORY, then CDG), BRU, FRA, ZRH. Replaced with the -300ER as more came i...

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by Rudenko
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 74093

Re: Gatwick drone closures

There needs to be some planned resilience next time. Rather than close one airport completely and operate others at near normal. LHR, STD and LTN should have reduced or delayed their schedules and taken most of the diversions, and operated 24 hours during the crisis. The DoT even said they could. H...

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by Rudenko
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 5439

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

No they were not related in anyway the cheat line and titles were fairly similar but different colours with Worldways Canada having two shades of blue and Ontario Worldair dark blue and orange with black titles. Worldways Canada started operations in 1973 and the airline went bankrupt on 11 October...

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by Rudenko
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 5439

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Good catch, not many remember them. I love threads like this where experience and recollection garner more information than merely pecking on one's iPad! Did Worldways Canada have any involvement in Ontario Worldair? Liveries are quite similar ( cheat line and titles) Just wondering? No they were n...

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by Rudenko
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 5439

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Another good call I'm surprised that I missed Global International and believe me or not I had the airlines name scrambling through my brain as well. To answer your question regarding Global International and why it stopped serving FRA it was actually a rather short lived US airline having only exi...

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by Rudenko
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 5439

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Ontario Worldair Good catch, not many remember them. I love threads like this where experience and recollection garner more information than merely pecking on one's iPad! Did Worldways Canada have any involvement in Ontario Worldair? Liveries are quite similar ( cheat line and titles) Just wondering?

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by Rudenko
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 5439

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Not that I'm personally adding airlines that don't exist anymore but to just add on your post regarding former airlines from the USA that originally flew into Frankfurt. Capital Airlines did fly into Frankfurt on a regular basis on non scheduled ABC flights plus were very regularly used into Frankf...

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by Rudenko
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14429

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

Slightly off topic, but American used to have their own below-the-wing loaders and rampers at LHR which were let go when they were in Chapter 11, BUT they kept their own Passenger Services staff I think? Even when BA handled AA, the above-the-wing was kept in house I think? Menzies only do loading ...

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by Rudenko
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14429

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

They other challenge is does BA want to do the ground handling for AA? And if not would they want another ground handling agency - Menzies, Swissport etc operating form their terminal? Who handles AA at LHR atm? If I was BA I’d want to keep it all in house, but I doubt BA would be a cheap handling ...

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by Rudenko
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14429

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

Regarding T5D I was under the impression that it wasn't feasible without a major expansion of T5A which is effectively at capacity. Given the practice of holding all passengers at T5A until shortly before boarding, coupled with the trains to the adjacent concourses designed to only carry people in ...

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by Rudenko
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS
Replies: 30
Views: 9470

Re: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS

Tristarsteve wrote:
First time I have seen the Thrust reversers open up. All previous cases have been just the fan cowls.
Our thrust reverser latches have a big red metal flag hanging down when they are open


And yellow markings now, to make sure you check..

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Euro Atlantic ?

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

TUI operate G-OBYG 19yrs old currently en route to GOT. It would be fitting to repaint this into TUI-UK precursor Britannia's livery to commemorate the fact Britannia were the first operator in Europe of the 767, when it first flew the 767-200 in early 1984. G-OBYG did itself fly in that 1980's Bri...

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

workhorse wrote:
Rudenko wrote:
Would I get shot down, if I said Condor? I know they are charter, but ??


Why shot? Everyone else forgot about them. ;)


Cheers Workhorse.

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Would I get shot down, if I said Condor? I know they are charter, but ??

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Has TUI still got 1? 6, according to Planespotters (4 in UK, 1 in Belgium and 1 in Netherlands), with retirement in 2020, according to Wikipedia. So, other than charter airlines, it looks like only Austrian and Icelandair are left in Europe as 767 operators. In Asia, both Japanese legacies will be ...

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Has TUI still got 1?

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

I do find comments such as ''I avoid BA like the plague'' rather ridiculous and immature even! To avoid ''their'' 321s so going by that particular statement you obviously must avoid ALL 321s or is it just British Airways examples? For a start what sort of ''plague'' are you actually trying to avoid...

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by Rudenko
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

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by Rudenko
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

BA9520P departing LHR at 10.30 for St Athan ( G-BZHA)

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by Rudenko
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Have a few photos of G-BZHA this morning but no idea how to upload them on my phone.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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by Rudenko
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

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by Rudenko
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

f4f3a wrote:
Why did ba not do a retro colour scheme like the 757 ?


Mostly to do with cost, as the paint shop at LHR is now closed.
It’s a real shame they didn’t.
Hopefully they will do something for the 747 in 2024?
Fingers crossed.

Rgds
Rudenko

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by Rudenko
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 81720

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Out of interest, why would they order the A220, when they already have the E195? I know they’re getting rid of those in the next couple of years, but why not keep them (if they need something of this capacity) as they have the same amount of seats don’t they? Bit of naive question to be totally hon...

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by Rudenko
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 32062

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Now you have airlines such as Qatar, Emirates, Singers etc who’s business class is better than BA first, ( other carriers too) Club world is dated by a long long time, and I think BA has lost the way now and it’s too late to catch up. They could have come up with something good a while back, but aga...

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by Rudenko
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 7152

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

Didn’t Continental fly to LGW? Continental, Delta, American, TWA, USair, ( US Airways) Northwest etc etc all served LGW. I seem to recall Piedmont starting up TATL operations in the mid-to-late 1980s, serving CLT-LGW with the 767. This of course was shortly before they merged into USAir. Yeah that’...

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by Rudenko
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 7152

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

Didn’t Continental fly to LGW? Continental, Delta, American, TWA, USair, ( US Airways) Northwest etc etc all served LGW. But when they were told LHRs runways were paved with gold ( open skies) they relocated up the road apart from TWA who were long gone. Also Pan Am served LGWafter selling LHR slot...

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25980

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

And The first 319, EUPV..

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by Rudenko
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 56070

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

BA G-BNWX left LHR today for St Athan, along with G-EUPV for part out and scrap.

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by Rudenko
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 620985

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Absolutely dreadful news, thoughts are with the families at this time, God bless.

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by Rudenko
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA: 787s to Beirut?
Replies: 32
Views: 4980

Re: BA: 787s to Beirut?

Not sure where people get the impression that BA will be sending 788s on former 767 short/mid-haul routes, because they wont. The 788s are solely long-haul configured birds and have a busy schedule flying their precious mission: long, thin, premium heavy routes. The mid-haul 321s will keep performi...

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by Rudenko
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 8452

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

What about their large engineering facility at MAN ? Would that be of interest to the likes of EasyJet or anyone else ? Is it also like Monarch Engineering, a separate entity in legal terms from the airline ? Most of Thomas Cooks line maintenance has been outsourced to Monarch nowadays. The Manches...

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by Rudenko
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 56070

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

British Airways G-BNWA finally exited the fleet yesterday after 29 years flying duties.
It had done 34066 cycles

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by Rudenko
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 103 Departure Gate?
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Pan Am 103 Departure Gate?

I have quite a few photos of this gate, but unfortunately I have no idea how to upload them onto this post?

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by Rudenko
Sat May 26, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final - Kiev
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Champions league final - Kiev

And SAA ZS-SXI from LHR- KBP

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