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by steady eddie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22921

Re: EK supposedly starts A380 retirement

It's a little strange that they are starting to retire the A380 already, and at the same time they are still waiting for a few more to be delivered brand new. It's interesting. I have never seen an airline taking delivery of a new airplane while at the same time retiring airplanes of the same type,...

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by steady eddie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 9313

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

there's some detail about the bizarre Honduran Registered L1011 operation contained within the below, an obituary to one of the pilots who passed shortly after the fiasco flight.

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-449191.html

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by steady eddie
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10305

Re: EK and London

As far as Luton goes, I certainly think a daily Qatar 788 could be a success, there is a massive Asian population right on the doorstep that would eat up a huge chunk of capacity in the same way as has happened in BHX with EK and QR, but I think a 77W would be a step too far for the runway and airpo...

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by steady eddie
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 143049

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

It’s my understanding there will be 4 European cities within the next few years, and they want to go up to 15. This is coming from the horses mouth btw. From BOS: LON, PAR, MUC, AMS are no brainers, IMO. FCO in Summer too. MUC, AMS, FCO have no competition whatsoever. shame its not from New York - ...

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by steady eddie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 425
Views: 122743

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://ibb.co/VxJ5hR7
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quick question, Monarch had allocated registrations and delivery dates for their fleet of MAX aircraft as per the attached, does anyone have a definitive list of where these aircraft have ended up, not so easy to trace without the Boeing Customer Codes...

https://ibb.co/VxJ5hR7

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by steady eddie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair at Luton
Replies: 26
Views: 3385

Re: Ryanair at Luton

stratocruiser wrote:
Luton was one of Ryanair’s first destinations, introducing it using HS748s from Dublin in 1986 and I think they have had a presence there since then.



Embraer Bandeirantes before that!

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by steady eddie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 5182

Re: BA A320neo registrations

ZB on the BA 787's is nothing to do with Monarch, the ZB is as close as you can get to representing "78" but the J and K bit always baffles me as I'd have thought logic would have mean the -8's were ZBH- (8th letter of the alphabet) and the -9's were ZBI- and the 10's ZBJ for the same reas...

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by steady eddie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Monarch miss a trick?
Replies: 25
Views: 5098

Re: Did Monarch miss a trick?

2005-2015 was a bleak decade for Monarch. Too many management journeymen came and went, some with fingers in pies and some who were clueless, but the whole operation was limited by the massive deficit which had been allowed to build up in the company pension scheme, to the point where it was over GB...

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by steady eddie
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Similarity of liveries between YanAir and Monarch
Replies: 20
Views: 3828

Similarity of liveries between YanAir and Monarch



any better recent examples of livery plagiarism ?

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by steady eddie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28303

Re: The Mighty 757

The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994. My last was with Air Scotland in 2005. Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome. agreed...

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by steady eddie
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch starts 737 changeover
Replies: 30
Views: 13750

Re: Monarch starts 737 changeover

Fully agree. I still have a lot of friends there, but the place has been dreadfully managed for well over a decade by a succession of hugely paid Management imbeciles, while the staff have seen their pensions destroyed.
Fingers crossed they get it right sometime soon

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by steady eddie
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch starts 737 changeover
Replies: 30
Views: 13750

Re: Monarch starts 737 changeover

The 737 MAX for Monarch is an absurd vanity project carried over from the previous regime, they have no need to change for changes sake from a relatively Modern Airbus fleet, and one aircraft size does not fit all with the Monarch Model. Valuable Gatwick slots just one example where smaller capacity...

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by steady eddie
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 20543

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

Please tell me you're really a flight simmer with delusions of grandeur... if not, good luck once they work out who you are.

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by steady eddie
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 20: Longest Airbus A380 Routes In The World
Replies: 27
Views: 17851

RE: Top 20: Longest Airbus A380 Routes In The Worl

great article. wonder how many people have done <acronym title="Saratov - Tsentralny (RTW / UWSS), Russia">RTW</acronym> in three hops <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB /...

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by steady eddie
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airline
Replies: 159
Views: 24434

RE: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airlin

LUTON - STANSTED 23 Miles as the crow flies, both are easyJet and Ryanair bases. also not sure if anyone serves all three of Taba / Eilat / Aqaba any more but at one of my former airlines we certainly flew to all three at different times, total of 13 miles apart, in 3 different countries<br/><br/><f...

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by steady eddie
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18777

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

RYR A320?? saw this at <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym> Summer 88 <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Ryanair/Airbus-A320-111/2059501/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Ryanair/Airbus-A3...

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by steady eddie
Wed May 27, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airways Turn To Jet Time
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

RE: Monarch Airways Turn To Jet Time

I've never heard of Monarch Airways either  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> its been planned for a while, you wont notice much difference. Jet Time are a decent outfit, much better than the <acronym title="Bir...

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by steady eddie
Thu May 21, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie Using Hi-Fly A340 On LTN-EWR Route...
Replies: 39
Views: 14041

RE: La Compagnie Using Hi-Fly A340 On LTN-EWR Route...

lots of other options out there and Hi Fly are definitely not the cheapest so cant see this lasting couple of things A340 - has been into <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym> before. Brunei operated an example into <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), Un...

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by steady eddie
Fri May 01, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Number In-jokes?
Replies: 109
Views: 15203

RE: Flight Number In-jokes?

used to have a night flight at my first airline that was the XXX2820 known as the owl flight. (work it out)

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by steady eddie
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch A330 G-EOMA Leaves Fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 11974

RE: Monarch A330 G-EOMA Leaves Fleet

G-SMAN has been tech so G-EOMA has had a short stay of execution
Geo Mantegazza
- think he was Sergios brother

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by steady eddie
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hangar Queens
Replies: 70
Views: 20258

RE: Hangar Queens

BB is / was an A320 there was an article in the press many years back regarding G-MONX serviceability but its was just garbage A300's NR and NS were often referred to as 'non runner' and ' non starter' but none were particularly worse than any other. They all fell over fairly regularly but thats the...

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by steady eddie
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Largest A330 Customer Orders More...55 More
Replies: 71
Views: 30547

RE: Airbus Largest A330 Customer Orders More...55 More

Whats the big fuss about 9 abreast?

Monarch's first A330 was delivered in 1999 in 9 abreast and has been flying longhaul like that for 15 years.

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by steady eddie
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?
Replies: 52
Views: 16536

RE: Duke And Duchess (Royal Family) Flight?

If they paid full published fare (which they wouldn't) even a modest midsize jet for 8 Pax and baggage would be getting on for double that for a States Trip, so good for them I say.

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by steady eddie
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's First B789 G-VNEW To LGW Arrives Oct. 10
Replies: 58
Views: 20920

Virgin's First B789 G-VNEW To LGW Arrives Oct. 10

Some of the comments on here defy belief! A training sortie to mulitple airports is not planned around the best possible schedule for spotters! How much did YOU pay for the aircraft versus how much did THEY pay for the aircraft? In which case its their trainset and they can do what the hell they wan...

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by steady eddie
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch - New Investment Deal "soon"
Replies: 16
Views: 3914

RE: Monarch - New Investment Deal "soon"

The 737 MAX's are far from ordered.

Think of it like typing a letter from your mum saying you want 30 new Ferraris, and taking it down to your local dealer and leave it on the counter.

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by steady eddie
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BAW268 LAX-LHR (A380) Diversion To MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 5042

RE: BAW268 LAX-LHR (A380) Diversion To MSP

The cretin that is Piers Morgan has just tweeted from on board that it is a Cabin Crew Med Emergency.

Hoping for a good outcome.

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by steady eddie
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rivet Joints For RAF
Replies: 52
Views: 15383

RE: Rivet Joints For RAF

Interesting to compare the two pictures.

Any reason why theres an emergency exit just forward of the titles on the RAF machine but not the USAF one?

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by steady eddie
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Old Aircraft Near LGW.
Replies: 20
Views: 15532

RE: Very Old Aircraft Near LGW.

if you zoom out a bit, that grass behind the Shack on the right is actually the start of a grass runway, quite amazing given its proximity to Gatwick.

[Edited 2013-10-28 02:52:56]

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by steady eddie
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of ET-AOP 787 At LHR (Part 1)
Replies: 251
Views: 53602

Status Of ET-AOP 787 At LHR (Part 1)

The rather excellent @MPSinthesky has just tweeted this pic which gives a great insight into the repair setup

pic.twitter.com/4c2so08kCz

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by steady eddie
Wed May 23, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"
Replies: 10
Views: 41683

RE: A340 M-IABU...who Or What Is "Bourkhan"

ABU = Alisher Usmanov - also owner of a large part of Arsenal Football Club

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by steady eddie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch B757 In Sydney
Replies: 19
Views: 11935

RE: Monarch B757 In Sydney

cx777fan sorry to disappoint you mate but I am pretty certain we sent down 2 733's to the strike in 89

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by steady eddie
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 15591

RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Monarch leased their first two AB6's to then startup Compass Airlines 6 months after they were delivered, NR became <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-YMJ and NS was YMK their time down under was short lived as Compass went under I think it was a result of the economic climate at t...

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by steady eddie
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This A Copy-cat Livery Or Just A Coincidence?
Replies: 14
Views: 5523

RE: Is This A Copy-cat Livery Or Just A Coincidenc

this is probably one of the best examples: <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Flyjet/Boeing-757-23A/1531559/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Flyjet/Boeing-757-23A/1531559/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img src="/aviatio...

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by steady eddie
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Isn't Black Used On Airplanes?
Replies: 82
Views: 44725

RE: Why Isn't Black Used On Airplanes?

surprised no-one has mentioned either of these <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1759469/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1759469/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<b...

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by steady eddie
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch A330 Incident At SFB
Replies: 45
Views: 18271

RE: Monarch A330 Incident At SFB

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by steady eddie
Thu May 17, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-CECU - Ukia - Anyone See It
Replies: 12
Views: 3935

G-CECU - Ukia - Anyone See It

Apparently their first 767 was delivered to EMA two days ago, anyone see it or got any pics yet?

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by steady eddie
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways & The 744
Replies: 21
Views: 4636

RE: XL Airways & The 744

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

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by steady eddie
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A321 Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 21734

RE: Longest A321 Flight

the A320 has much better range than a 321, I know of a 320 that operated LGW-BJL before now, the 321's sometimes struggle to get back from the Canaries to the UK with a bit of wind on the hooter

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by steady eddie
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A321 Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 21734

RE: Longest A321 Flight

BMED have to have the extra tank, without it the 321 (AKA Dusty Bin) cant even get as far as LXR

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by steady eddie
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice? Two Week Business Trip: (Derby, UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

RE: Advice? Two Week Business Trip: (Derby, UK)

you could do worse than head on up to Alton Towers theme park, about 20 miles away, prob not best enjoyed on your own but with a couple of mates would be a good day out, theres a hotel there too.

www.altontowers.com

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by steady eddie
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines - The Choice For Ravers!
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

RE: Monarch Airlines - The Choice For Ravers!

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by steady eddie
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines - The Choice For Ravers!
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Monarch Airlines - The Choice For Ravers!

According to <a href="http://www.flymonarch.com/cnt/news/index.asp?hdlId=893" target=_blank>http://www.flymonarch.com/cnt/news/index.asp?hdlId=893</a> Monarch will be painting a 757 in a special colour scheme to reflect their partnership with Hed Kandi, theres even a website <a href="http://www.flyk...

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by steady eddie
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel Airways Is Going To Base Aircraft In Cyprus
Replies: 26
Views: 7233

RE: Excel Airways Is Going To Base Aircraft In Cyprus

CWLdude

you're at it again.

Please can you just explain how a year old next-generation B737-800 can be deemed by you as being unreliable.

I have just read your myspace profile and all my worst suspicions were confirmed.

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by steady eddie
Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel Airways Is Going To Base Aircraft In Cyprus
Replies: 26
Views: 7233

RE: Excel Airways Is Going To Base Aircraft In Cyprus

Diesel1, do as I do mate, ingore the likes of CWLdude, people who spend their time bleating about how certain airlines should be run, when they dont have any facts or any appreciation for the damage they can cause with their armchair theories.

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by steady eddie
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel Airways Is Going To Base Aircraft In Cyprus
Replies: 26
Views: 7233

RE: Excel Airways Is Going To Base Aircraft In Cyprus

FCAFLYBOY TAB is a 767 route, dont recall the 743 covering for the 767 in the last few weeks, could be wrong but dont remember it.

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by steady eddie
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bye Bye Ajet, Hello XL
Replies: 4
Views: 3452

RE: Bye Bye Ajet, Hello XL

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by steady eddie
Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Excel Airways Colours...
Replies: 29
Views: 4135

RE: New Excel Airways Colours...

well LY777 if you're in France it will be coming to an A320 and A330 near you, as from now Star Airlines are XL Airways (france), so you'd better get used to it

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by steady eddie
Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Excel Airways Colours...
Replies: 29
Views: 4135

RE: New Excel Airways Colours...

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by steady eddie
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 150-200 Pax Capacity Charter Operator
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

RE: 150-200 Pax Capacity Charter Operator

Xtra Airways have 734 and 738 available for charter work, some of those units are two class. Various bases, give em a call www.xtraairways.com

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by steady eddie
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Ex UA 744's On UK Register
Replies: 17
Views: 6144

RE: 3 Ex UA 744's On UK Register

thanks for the replies so far. I can confirm nothing to do with Avion.

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