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by a2b7
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 656
Views: 58280

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

According to this, five of Lufthansa's 747-400s will be scrapped by a Texas-based company: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/in-den-usa-verschrottet-lufthansa-hat-fuenf-boeing-747-400-verkauft Are these flying to Texas or somewhere else in the states? The five aircraft have been sold to GE Materials wh...

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by a2b7
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 119
Views: 30603

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Interestingly the first EFW converted A321PCF, which we know is destined for Express Freighters/QF is now shown as stored in XSP. Still yet too see a photo of it post painting into the touted QF/Australia Post livery. Any update/photo for the Qantas A321p2f? There are several photos from 30 Aug 202...

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by a2b7
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 956
Views: 129520

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

I am not aware of specifics, but recently I've seen photos/had friends tell me they've seen BA 747s, Allegiant 757/Mad Dogs, and a FedEx A310 being scrapped. If anyone knows anything more specific please share! :) I am surprised about the BA 747s, because the 3 that were still there before COVID st...

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by a2b7
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 956
Views: 129520

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

What has been scrapped recently at VCV?. I am not aware of specifics, but recently I've seen photos/had friends tell me they've seen BA 747s, Allegiant 757/Mad Dogs, and a FedEx A310 being scrapped. If anyone knows anything more specific please share! :) I am surprised about the BA 747s, because th...

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by a2b7
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 34586

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

And FWIW, it's just about 6 months since N394AN and N544LA arrived in TLV for conversion by Cargo Aircraft Management, so we should look to see them returning soon. Not sure where they are going. I know that CAM doesn't see itself having aircraft available to lease until late next year at the earli...

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by a2b7
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Air Canada stored several A320s at MCI last week according to https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=1 C-FDSN, C-FDSU, C-FFWI, C-FTJS, C-FGYI and C-FLSS (just a few days before C-FDSN's 30th birthday on 19th Sep) I wonder whether any of them will be scrapped at MCI. The oldest ...

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by a2b7
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 56747

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

IndiGo's internal memo has stated that the company is preparing to receive its first Leap-1 engined A320/A321 in August. Any idea which MSN aircraft is that? The first IndiGo A320neo with LEAP engines, MSN 9561, had its first flight on 25 Aug 2020, see https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2020/08/a320-...

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by a2b7
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 15027

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I am surprised, it has been missed. A319-115SL, Tibet Airlines, B-000M, B-1010 (MSN 8841) Already performed the delivery flight on 17-Aug-2020. https://aibfamily.flights/A320/8841 so 3 A319 to go... I am surprised, it has been missed. A319-115SL, Tibet Airlines, B-000M, B-1010 (MSN 8841) Already pe...

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by a2b7
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1455
Views: 178272

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Cargojet Canada is getting another 767-300F Any idea from who?? They do Prime don't they up nord there ya?? Cargojet has a former Air Canada B767...C-FCAE in Tel Aviv undergoing F conversion. According to the 2020 Q2 MD&A, Cargojet will actually get another 767-300: In July 2020 Cargojet execut...

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by a2b7
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 11826

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

Makes sense, one a300 were transfered from AHK to EAT in early 2020 and I think at least one more is heading that way. Maybe AHK will be taking all 10 a330p2f on order and EAT will expand their a300 fleet instead? Yes this would make sense if more a330p2f go to AHK. By the way: skyliner-aviation.de...

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by a2b7
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Good to see N309US escape the scrappers at least one more time. Delta recently announced that a portion of their A320s (among other aircraft types) have been/will be retired this year. N326US, a 1992 bird that was initially stored at MCI as the pandemic spread, was ferried MSP-SBD a couple weeks ag...

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by a2b7
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

7. MSN 076 - ZS-GAS (Correndon #4). Base: Antalya 8. MSN 078 - D-AIPE (Lufthansa #3). Base: Munich 9. MSN 081 - ZS-GAZ (Correndon #5). Base: Antalya 10. MSN 083 - D-AIPF (Lufthansa #4). Base: Munich 11. MSN 086 - D-AIPH (Lufthansa #5). Base: Munich - First flight was 30 years and 1 day ago Air Cana...

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by a2b7
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 11826

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

In addition to the 4 767-300BDSF order a couple weeks ago, DHL is adding 4 767-300BCF https://theloadstar.com/dhl-joins-rush-for-freighter-conversions-with-order-for-four-767s/ Great info, as usual, Allee! The article references DHL entering into short-term leases with ATSG for two 767 freighters t...

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by a2b7
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 466
Views: 116602

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

This was the first A330 prototype (MSN 12) which rolled out in October 1992 and had its first flight on November 2, 1992. Stupid question, how can the first A330 prototype be MSN12? Or is it the first A330-300? A330s and A340s share a common MSN system. The first A330 was this, the 12th in the seri...

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by a2b7
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 11826

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

Makes sense, one a300 were transfered from AHK to EAT in early 2020 and I think at least one more is heading that way. Maybe AHK will be taking all 10 a330p2f on order and EAT will expand their a300 fleet instead? Yes this would make sense if more a330p2f go to AHK. By the way: skyliner-aviation.de...

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by a2b7
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 11826

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

Makes sense, one a300 were transfered from AHK to EAT in early 2020 and I think at least one more is heading that way. Maybe AHK will be taking all 10 a330p2f on order and EAT will expand their a300 fleet instead? Yes this would make sense if more a330p2f go to AHK. By the way: skyliner-aviation.de...

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by a2b7
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 11826

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

It's been rumoured that among the remaining ex Southern 737s, N305GT and N306GT are going to MESA and N309GT are going to iAero to join N307GT and the couple of 800Fs they've recently received. That would leave Kalitta II with just N311GT which seems a bit odd. Or are KII getting more frames for DH...

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by a2b7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10545

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

This week there is news that Airbus will park up to 15 undelivered A320 series planes at BWE starting in August. Source: (in German) https://www.braunschweiger-zeitung.de/braunschweig/article229523582/Flughafen-Braunschweig-Wolfsburg-wird-Airbus-Parkplatz.html Apparently they are running out of stor...

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by a2b7
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 471
Views: 168610

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

MSN 422 (AF #6) F-WZNB/F-HYTF delivered 10 July 2020 as AF7525 from TLS>CDG. #2 in July...#22 in 2020...#369 total. According to Airbus, they delivered an A350 to AF on 30th June. It has to be this one. Yes, this is confirmed by aibfamily.flights, see https://aibfamily.flights/A350/422 By the way, ...

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by a2b7
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10545

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

So, for A320 XFW~40 ERF: 23 RLG:15 or 78 stored Plus, TLS, BFM, and TSN That is an interesting sum. Lightsaber Are all these aircraft undelivered? Is it possible that some of them have already been handed over to their customers but that for some reason the delivery flight is actually postponed? A ...

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by a2b7
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 557
Views: 64476

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

NW didn't really fly their A319 / A320 fleet that "hard". The A320s, the oldest batch from 1989-1993 were primarily used on routes and similar to the 72S, the small and retired MD-80 fleet, and for hub capacity expansion. They did a lot of 1.5-3 hour segments and 4 cycle days. Common flyi...

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by a2b7
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

http://scrappedairliners.blogspot.com/ )
D-AIPL and D-AIPR flew there on 03 Jun, and D-AIPP, D-AIPS and D-AIPZ on 05 Jun
That means, there are only D-AIQD and D-AIQF remaining from the oldest batch.
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A few more Lufthansa A320 have flown to LETL for retirement in the meantime (see http://scrappedairliners.blogspot.com/ )
D-AIPL and D-AIPR flew there on 03 Jun, and D-AIPP, D-AIPS and D-AIPZ on 05 Jun
That means, there are only D-AIQD and D-AIQF remaining from the oldest batch.

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by a2b7
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5839

Re: Future of the MD-80

Is Bulgaria Air Charter still planning on flying MD82 aircraft, albeit for 2021 ? They were last summer, between northern Europe and Bulgarian beaches.. and the country has good political relations with the USA, even if Bulgaria is of limited foreign policy importance to the USA There are rumors, t...

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by a2b7
Wed May 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Delta's oldest A320 (N309US) turns the Big 3-Zero on August 1st. Another turning 30 this year is N312US on December 12th. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/airbus-a320-200-n309us-delta-air-lines/e96yqe https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/airbus-a320-200-n312us-delta-air-lines/e246g3 Yes tha...

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by a2b7
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11771

Re: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale

In the OP's link it noted With most airlines struggling financially and reluctant to take deliveries, the move could lead to pressure from other customers to find new homes for aircraft they no longer want, triggering a broader sale of undelivered jets, the sources said. Airbus has said it has 60 a...

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by a2b7
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

In the meantime a few more have reached 30 years, including the first for Air Canada: 12. MSN 067 ZS-GAO (Global Aviation #6) - has been operating for Mango recently, see also https://avherald.com/h?article=4cf1fd0b 13. MSN 059 C-FDQQ (Air Canada #1) 14. MSN 093 D-AIPK (Lufthansa #6) - flew to HAM ...

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by a2b7
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

The list of A320 to reach 30 years old is now as follows: 1. MSN 029, JY-JAC (Jordan Aviation, flying for Cubana) - 30.7 y.o. - still flying, 2-3 cycles/day (irregular) 2. MSN 053, ZS-GAR (Correndon), 30.4 y.o. - still flying, around 5 cycles/day 3. MSN 054, ZS-GAW (Correndon), 30.3 y.o - still fly...

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by a2b7
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 34586

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

According following link Cargojet Airways is adding more 767 freighters and is keeping IAI busy with several P-F conversions. 767-244ER(BDSF), L/N 815, C/N 30431, VT-BAQ, ex UTair, converted TLV March 13th 2019 - Jan 24th 2020, re-registered C-FHCJ 767-244ER(BDSF), L/N 811, C/N 30430, VT-BAB, ex UT...

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by a2b7
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 329102

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

That’s an early one so the total hours will be interesting. Looking at the equally old PH-BFG retired two months ago BFH likely has accumulated north of 135.000 hours/18.000 cycles. Its certainly among the dozen aircraft with the highest flight hour count ever, no matter what type. And likely all o...

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by a2b7
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 119
Views: 30603

Re: A321 P2F first flight

I agree A321F conversion is bound to be successful. E-commerce is taking off everywhere. Feed stock of 757 is disappearing. A32x family will have spares and trained pilots for the foreseeable future. Bins downstairs are a plus given the E-commerce industry is already so fond of containers. I think ...

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by a2b7
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 4609

Re: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Let's update the list according to the November 2019 O&D. GREEN delivered ORANGE questionable delivery RED delivery very unlikely A330-200: 21x 13x Airbus Military for MRTT conversion. 8x Iran Air (USA trade sanctions) A330-200F 4x 3x MNG Airlines 1x Synergy Aerospace Corporation A330-300: 19x ...

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by a2b7
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

The list of A320 to reach 30 years old is now as follows: 1. MSN 029, JY-JAC (Jordan Aviation, flying for Cubana) - 30.7 y.o. - still flying, 2-3 cycles/day (irregular) 2. MSN 053, ZS-GAR (Correndon), 30.4 y.o. - still flying, around 5 cycles/day 3. MSN 054, ZS-GAW (Correndon), 30.3 y.o - still fly...

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by a2b7
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 21423

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Not a lot of activity in November, only the last Gecas order delivered to Viva Colombia. November CEO backlog update: (A319 + A320 + A321 = Total) 2017: Dec: 17 + 196 + 182 = 395 2018: Jan: 16 + 190 + 179 = 385 Feb: 15 + 182 + 169 = 366 Mar: 15 + 160 + 156 = 331 Apr: 20 + 155 + 146 = 321 May: 20 + ...

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by a2b7
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 20134

Re: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

MSN 1950 for Aer Lingus, will be EI-EIM; 5759341 This will be followed by MSN 1951 a month or two later which could end up being one of the last, if not the last, A330ceo off the line? Yes, when I look at Airbus' October 2019 orders and deliveries sheet, there were the following deliveries in the m...

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by a2b7
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

I am old enough to remember when A320s started replacing 727-200s. The feeling among "experts" (like us) was that this "disposable French airplane would never last as long as a Boeing". Air Canada's first A320 will hit 30 years old at the end of this year ... the 727-200s it rep...

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by a2b7
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 83
Views: 20817

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

Posts from the Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread indicate N309US (which as indicated above is DL's oldest surviving A320) is just shy of 40,000 cycles and 87,000 hours. I don't know if other DL A320s from the early 1990s have even more hours and cycles, as NW periodically put many of its A320s in...

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by a2b7
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Some reading stuff: (Lessons learned) https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-1664-3_42 A321 stuff, trade offs into service intervals. ( extended ) https://www.ajw-group.com/storage/downloads/1488390880_extension_lead_-_mro_management.pdf results/requirements on p12 ff. 48,000 FC/96,00...

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by a2b7
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

Early certification was 48,000 FC and 60,000 FH. LH won't make 30 years due to being too close to the current limit of 120,000FH to justify maintenance. The 60,000FC is sufficient. For example, the high utilization AS MD-80 is being retired at 87,000+ FH and 48,000 FC (going from memory). I'm sorry...

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by a2b7
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76658

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

The feeling among "experts" (like us) was that this "disposable French airplane would never last as long as a Boeing". Indeed! I read a very old topic on airliners.net some times ago. Almost all posters were saying that A300 and A320 were built to serve around 20 years, at a max...

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