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by CWL757
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12568

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

I have a dream that one day people will stop sharing Simple Flying "articles"

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by CWL757
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too late to change these airport realities now?
Replies: 71
Views: 9199

Re: Too late to change these airport realities now?

As someone that deals with customers day in, day out like many people, I can say this is not strictly an aviation related thing.

Humans, for the most part, are just idiots. Pigs have more decency.

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by CWL757
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25778

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Why do they refer to 'two souls on board' rather than two people?. Because souls are "living bodies " on board. Its not unheard of for aircraft to carry deceaced bodies on board so, as morbid as it sounds, its a way for rescuers to know how many live people they need to account for if the...

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by CWL757
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151712

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

I meant are their type ratings good but thanks, i understand. Also if they get rid the 319s in the fleet who could get them or could the 319s provide flexibility? There are enough carriers out there who would grab well maintained 319s, at least in Europe. Hmm I bet a certain orange carrier might be...

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 15804

Re: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022

A359bw wrote:
D-AIDA is the first aircraft (A321) to be painted in the new livery.

The Airbus will be back at DUS in the morning at 5th April

Should be AIAD, AIDA is with LH :)

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 15804

Re: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022

Just realised, and sorry to go a bit off track, but this will bee the end of the TCX livery. I know there's a few random ex TCX jets still flying around in the basic c/s but Condor was the last airline to have the whole fleet in the sunny heart livery. End of an era :(

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425865

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I see a ton of previous crashes to compare, but has anyone mentioned the crash in russia from few years back? Wasn’t that a 737-800 also and the vid of that was also the airplane going down almost vertically. Unfortunately I do not remember the airline or the year it happened. FlyDubai 981 I think ...

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by CWL757
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425865

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

China Eastern has announced they are grounding all 737-800s according to BBC.

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787 - Wings turning black during the flight
Replies: 17
Views: 7122

Re: Boeing 787 - Wings turning black during the flight

I'm usually a believer in there being no such thing as a silly question but mean come on......

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by CWL757
Fri Mar 04, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU bans leasing planes to Russia
Replies: 48
Views: 18388

Re: EU bans leasing planes to Russia

VP-BKJ is now near to Warsaw as AFL7030 Return to lessor?

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by CWL757
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU bans leasing planes to Russia
Replies: 48
Views: 18388

Irish leasing companies to terminate leases with Russian companies.

Unfortunately behind a paywall- https://www.independent.ie/business/hundreds-of-irish-owned-planes-to-be-ordered-back-from-russia-in-days-41391470.html Irish aircraft lessors are said to be terminating the leases of aircraft to Russia in the coming days. Do we know what airlines this will affect? To...

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by CWL757
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit 1653 taking weird route
Replies: 72
Views: 13672

Re: Spirit 1653 taking weird route

Has anyone contacted spirit press office or similar about this? Would be fascinating to know why this happened!

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by CWL757
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov Design Bureau News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 32340

Re: Antonov Design Bureau Operations

Just a thought, and completely wishful thinking, but what's the chances it got flown out undercover so to speak? I.e. no responder/ undisclosed location etc?

But yeah it's probably still in Ukraine unfortunately.

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by CWL757
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Russian airlines banned from UK; EU may follow
Replies: 132
Views: 28863

Re: Aeroflot banned from UK

I wonder if this applies to the entire Aeroflot group or just AFL themselves. Otherwise what's stopping them putting Rossya metal on the SVO-LHR route

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by CWL757
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Russian airlines banned from UK; EU may follow
Replies: 132
Views: 28863

Updated: Russian airlines banned from UK; EU may follow

https://youtu.be/VuLvkuFNwZ4
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Thought this was worth it's own thread.
Boris has announced Aeroflot is banned from the UK.
https://youtu.be/VuLvkuFNwZ4

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by CWL757
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years of the Mighty 757
Replies: 129
Views: 19927

Re: 40 Years of the Mighty 757

There will NEVER, EVER be another aircraft quite like the 757. A rocket with wings, the flying pencil. I'm just sad it perhaps didn't reach its full potential in terms of operators but its fair to say the 75 has done some extraordinary things, both physically and route wise. Happy 40th birthday, 75.

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by CWL757
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 477
Views: 64752

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

Sad news, another competitor gone. The monopoly gets bigger.

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by CWL757
Sun Jan 30, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 171
Views: 31700

Re: Icelandair new livery

"If its not broken, don't fix it" what a hideous, unoriginal design, the yellow/blue was classic aswell as modern and smart. This is an insult to Iceland. I hope the 75s don't have to bear the indignity of wearing this livery.

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by CWL757
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 Firms Options For 6 More Airbus A321neos
Replies: 100
Views: 27669

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

Not really Jet2 offers narrow body TATL flights, that is something that is not possible with the MAX, especially in winter when Jet2 offered flights to New York. Now instead of leasing in A330s from time to time, the right version of the 321 will offer that capability. So from a fleet simplificatio...

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by CWL757
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 6798

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

Nobody seems to be speaking about BA Cityflyer.... They seem to be picking up some of the market left behind at BHD.... And of course, their domestic operation from LCY which is picking back up again. Pointless paying too much attention to BACF if I'm honest. They'll act the hero now, adding flight...

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by CWL757
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 15790

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

I was wondering the other day and hoping some people on here might know What happened to the Cargo traffic at MAN? Back in the 2000s and early 2010s MAN use to see regular Cargo flights, China Airlines Cargo daily, Dragonair cargo, Cathay Pacfic Cargo, Jet8 cargo, Great Wall Airlines, Fedex and mor...

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by CWL757
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 737-800 Retrojet
Replies: 7
Views: 2456

Re: American 737-800 Retrojet

There's only one Astrojet, though there's a 738 in the old chrome with stripes livery and various AA hybrids such as TWA/Reno etc

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by CWL757
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 15162

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Piedmont500 wrote:
Alitalia?

AZ has changed liveries 3 times in the last few years

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by CWL757
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 317
Views: 67843

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

I reckon it'll just be the regular BA livery with a small sticker by the door saying "Operated by British Airways express" or something to that effect. A la TUI.

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by CWL757
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone recognise this tailfin?
Replies: 14
Views: 4099

Re: Anyone recognise this tailfin?

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
So seven people were killed in that plane? Either that's a different plane, or it was COMPLETELY rebuilt, from the wheels up.

Please tell me this is a joke?

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by CWL757
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Jetbridge/Facility Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: LHR Jetbridge/Facility Question

It's the same with their main widebody facility in Cardiff. I could be wrong but I believe they can be used carry rows of seats on/off the a/c too.

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by CWL757
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Has No Whitetail Aircraft Left
Replies: 46
Views: 10127

Re: Airbus Has No Whitetail Aircraft Left

Yet again, another Simple Flying article. The sooner that website gets banned the better.

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by CWL757
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Paint adhesion issues
Replies: 16
Views: 8146

Re: 787 Paint adhesion issues

The BA 789 fleet seem to slowly be making their way through SNN for wing repaints too.

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by CWL757
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Group to operate dedicated 737 freighter
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: AirAsia Group to operate dedicated 737 freighter

10/10 photoshop skilz

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by CWL757
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 4397

Windsor Castle No Fly Zone

Apparently they are looking at imposing a NFZ for 1.5 Miles and 2500ft around Windsor Castle. I don't understand how this will be possible, the Castle is almost directly under the final approach to 09L and to a lesser extent 09R, planes are usually around 1K feet as they pass over. How will 09 ops w...

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by CWL757
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?
Replies: 35
Views: 5193

Re: Who will take over the A350s from Latam?

How about BA? They already have A350 commonality thanks to the A350-1000, Could the 900s start replacing the 772s?

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by CWL757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red lights in gears bay. What for?
Replies: 10
Views: 16314

Re: Red lights in gears bay. What for?

I believe it’s an indicator for whether the gear are locked or not but I could be wrong.

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by CWL757
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7927

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

Shame, this was printed all black (like the TAG 757 used to look) on delivery and it looked great! I believe the original plan was to operate it on behalf of TCS etc. Waste of black paint.

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by CWL757
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Rossiya's executive responsible for flight operations. Highlights.
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Interview with Rossiya's executive responsible for flight operations. Highlights.

I'm very surprised SSJ pilot's are being paid more than the 777/744 crew! Any reason for this?

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by CWL757
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 72395

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Haven’t seen this posted, 1 A320 and 4 A321s have been flown to CWL recently for continued storage. Reg are G-WUKC, G-WUKD, G-WUKI, G-WUKJ & G-WUKL

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 67520

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

A320B737NGCapt wrote:
CWL757 wrote:
Luftymatt wrote:

Yes it does.

First will be G-UKEI i believe.


David_Itl posted the registrations 3 posts above yours!

A333 G-EILA anD G-EIDY
A321NX G-EILG and G-EILH

Apologies, I somehow missed that.

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 67520

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Luftymatt wrote:
LAXffDUB wrote:
I'm curious. Will the British AOC require the aircraft have "G" registrations?


Yes it does.

First will be G-UKEI i believe.

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by CWL757
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do airlines give passengers discounts on future flights that survive crashes?
Replies: 35
Views: 4929

Re: Do airlines give passengers discounts on future flights that survive crashes?

Usually people who involved in crashes never step foot on an aircraft again, but I'm sure each airline has their own policy, as mentioned by a318, its Usually a large cash sum.

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by CWL757
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 4552

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

Chrisgoodwin82 wrote:
I wish British airways would.. theirs is starting to look a little dated and must be 20 years old now!

BA's livery will be 23 this year. I agree they could do with a new one, but its not terrible imo and an update would be IB/EI style I fear.

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by CWL757
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 4552

Next airline to get a new livery?

This has been posted in the past, but what do we think the next airline (s) to get a new livery will be? I know Covid will put most on hold for a while, but sooner or later some airlines will be looking to get a fresh look. I personally wonder if TUI could be one, they're 787s look frankly ridiculou...

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by CWL757
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 11564

Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

Apologies if it's already been discussed, but activists managed to breach the perimeter at CDG and paint a 777 Green. This ain't just stupid and illegal, it's dangerous. It looks like they've painted over various sensors that will probably now need to be replaced. https://mobile.twitter.com/greenpea...

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by CWL757
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 73
Views: 7491

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

MavyWavyATR wrote:
TC957 wrote:
Has anyone done this flight ? Would make for a good trip report.


Sam Chui has a good trip report on that route.

Sam Chui and good don't tend to go in the same sentence.
No doubt United paid for him to do it and therefore it will be completely biased as usual.

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by CWL757
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another B777 engine trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 4403

Re: Another B777 engine trouble

Another non-story.
Engine issues happen all the time, it's just getting coverage due to it being 777.

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by CWL757
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 29247

Re: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico

Meh, just another alien. Shame they can't see the difference between an A330 and A320 cockpit though.

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by CWL757
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116198

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

If a piece of an airplane engine falls from the sky and lands in your backyard, are you allowed to keep it? No. Firstly it's illegal, secondly the NTSB will need all the evidence they can get for this investigation. This is one of those incidents that obviously get even more of an investigation tha...

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by CWL757
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 156945

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4
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Seems Finnair is going to scrap A319 OH-LVB on site in HEL. any reason it can't be flown to a scrap site? Surely that would be easier and cheaper?
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4

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by CWL757
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 62963

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

VS should honour Capt Sir Tom Moore on their next A350 with the reg G-VTOM and his name. But it would break the VS tradition of having female-related plane names. It's not as easy as that, the 350s have likely all had registions allocated now. Plus I'd imagine BA would have the rights to do that, n...

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