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by UAEflyer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic future
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Virgin Galactic future

What is the future of Virgin Galactic, many experts saying it is the future of travelling. But up-to this moment it looks like things vague and no clear future for the company and the strategy it is working on. With Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos investing in the same filed, i wonder how will Virgin Gal...

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by UAEflyer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146693

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

What happened to Etihad A350s ? The stored (where are they) and the frames on order ?

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by UAEflyer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 14953

Re: Qatar at DXB pre conflict

One of the biggest clients at DXB. It was called the Doha-Dubai Shuttle. The only A/C I didn't supervise was their A380. It has never been to DXB. It used to be 12 daily, on average every 2 hours a flight to DOH. They used to fly the A380 Occasionally, as said whatever was available they will send ...

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by UAEflyer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6700

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

Wouldn't they think about it in the near future , with the availability of the new ULH aircrafts (787 & 350) .. UK - OZ is congested but with the none stop service things would be changed for good for BA & QF

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by UAEflyer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 37258

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

N622UP was ferried to Portland (KPDX) for paint at July 24th 2020 with callsign BOE686, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N622UP/history/20200724/1724Z/KPAE/KPDX N622UP arriving at Portland, July 24 th 2020. 6101281 https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/8/2/6101281.jpg?v=v48d7d82...

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by UAEflyer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83411

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

is Kingdom Holding 744 (HZ-WBT7) retired ?

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by UAEflyer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19457

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Slash787 wrote:
Just out of curiosity, why did it make so many visits to LA?

The owner closed the Maybourne Hotel (Montage Beverly Hills) deal, he added the hotel to his luxury hotels portfolio.

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by UAEflyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146693

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

qf789 wrote:
Singapore Airlines A359 9V-SHP MSN 436, with engines installed at TLS (30 Jun)

ImageSingapore A350-941 msn 436 F-WZGF / 9V-SHP by dn280tls, on Flickr

Is this ULH or Domestic ?

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by UAEflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air to lease 747-8 to government as VIP transport
Replies: 17
Views: 4602

Re: Korean Air to lease 747-8 to government as VIP transport

They can get the Saudi Prince BBJ that is parked for ages and no buyer for it for a much cheaper price ..

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by UAEflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 34687

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

There was a rumor saying that Airbus in process of reducing the prices of the A330neo , so it can be more competitive.

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by UAEflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces $456 million profit for 2019/2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3567

Re: Emirates Group announces $456 million profit for 2019/2020

They seem to be in much better shape than expected. With $7 Bn in cash, assuming a cash burn similar to Delta for the whole group ($50 Mn / day), they can withstand 4 to 5 months of shutdowns. The cash burn for the group is likely to be lower than Delta due to significantly lower labor costs (EK is...

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by UAEflyer
Sat May 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 16346

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

While EK is parking all its A380s, would they accept the ones coming from the manufacturer and store them at home, or they can store them with Airbus until they ask for them.

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by UAEflyer
Sat May 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27455

Re: EK's possible future?

Sir Tim Clark suppose to step down in few weeks, I highly doubt he will at this pandemic..

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by UAEflyer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83411

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Did Saudi government retire their jumbos ?
HZ-HM1A
HZ-HM1
HZ-WBT7

None of them flying since months

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by UAEflyer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?
Replies: 24
Views: 4225

Re: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?

myki wrote:
jsnww81 wrote:
Wasn't the midfield terminal supposed to open three years ago or something like that?

07.07.2017 at 0700

Not sure on the signifigance of the 7 though, perhaps something in local culture?

7 represent the seven Emirates which makes the UAE.

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by UAEflyer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83411

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Where did JAL 747s go ?
They used to have a unique version, 747Domestic

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by UAEflyer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?
Replies: 24
Views: 4225

Re: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?

AUH midfield is 100% completed and tested, but unfortunately they are not lucky with the time, contractors, service providers...etc. But all in all the UAE in general is considered one of the richest nations in the world and a hub for multinational companies in the region. Opening the terminal is no...

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by UAEflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

With no doubt 777
Most successful in sharpies time and a working horse for all airlines

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by UAEflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83411

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

One of BA 747 (G-BYGF) flew today from LCA tp LHR , BA3596

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by UAEflyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 6967

Re: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment

I think the aircraft in question is green, there is no way that it’s a current one being completely refurbished.. it might be a minor changes for a gifted BBJs (Turkish Republic from Qatar, Morocco from UAE) maybe changing logos or national seals.

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by UAEflyer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 47796

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

EduardoL wrote:
And the BBJ HZ-MF9, any idea if it will be ready?

I thought it was delivered last December as green ..

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by UAEflyer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 188
Views: 20997

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

JED is 100% construction wise, it’s handed to the authorities couple of months ago.
AUH works stoped completely until further instructions .
BAH I’m not sure, but work pace will be down for sure

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by UAEflyer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146693

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I wonder how is the floor plan look like from inside

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by UAEflyer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146693

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Will it be only for VIP use or the army can use it for different missions.

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by UAEflyer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83411

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Any VIP 747 retired recently or scheduled to retire ?

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by UAEflyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner
Replies: 6
Views: 970

USA ban Europeans is BA the winner

With the ban that the US president ordered against flights from Europe ( except UK) to the states and the dramatic consequences of it, is British Airways the biggest winner in this case ?

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by UAEflyer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 37258

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Apparently a new livery as well. It's hideous, like it was influenced by Trump. Same livery as his 757, just flipped. https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/boeing-starts-air-force-one-modifications-of-747-8/137197.article I hope this livery never sees the light of day honestly. Shouldn’t the Cong...

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by UAEflyer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 188
Views: 20997

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

How about AUH midfield terminal? Any idea as to when we expect it to open? We have all been expecting it to open at 9000 different 'promised' times since the original opening date which was 7 July 2017. The current launch date is ... ah wait, forget it. Let's just wait until it is open. AUH had som...

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by UAEflyer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146693

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Well, the first A350 for Angela Merkel has arrived! Has arrived where? The picture has been taken at TLS, correct? And sorry for nitpicking: by the time this A350 will be delivered (cabin outfitting will not be done by Airbus but by one of the specialized contractors in HAM, BSL or wherever), Merke...

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by UAEflyer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 37258

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Any updates on A4O-HMS ?
The Owner passed away, I wonder what would its future looks like..

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by UAEflyer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1655
Views: 311745

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The latest Lufthansa B777-9 delivery planning (subject to change) : D-ABTA, B777-9, L/N 1638, January 2021 D-ABTB, B777-9, L/N 1670, March 2021 D-ABTC, B777-9, L/N 1673, April 2021 D-ABTD, B777-9, L/N 1675, May 2021 D-ABTE, B777-9, L/N 1581, July 2021, Test aircraft #3 , N779XY D-ABTF, B777-9, L/N ...

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by UAEflyer
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1655
Views: 311745

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Agreed upon with whom? For the EIS the EASA certification is needed. No frame ordered for a USA airline. Agreed with the people who have to certify an a/c produced by Boeing, which is the FAA. If the FAA does not certify the a/c no one else in the world will, and I do not believe that EASA can cert...

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by UAEflyer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 34687

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

In total how many A330s was delivered in 2019.

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by UAEflyer
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final
Replies: 20
Views: 3877

Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Spiderguy252 wrote:
"For the 1,500 fans, the 80 nautical mile trip becomes a 532 nautical mile trip."

They will have time for a proper meal on air

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by UAEflyer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7647

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

MoKa777 wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
I just have a gut feel this might be the last big Dubai airshow.

Lightsaber


I have a gut feeling that the last big Dubai air show is already behind us....

I would say the biggest deal would be Air Arabia expected order of 100-120 A320 family.

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by UAEflyer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7647

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

hooverman wrote:
I expect huge orders for the A380NEO and the B747-8i.

That’s the ultimate dream :cloudnine:

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by UAEflyer
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65461

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

A4O-HMS 747-8 BBJ Royal Flight of Oman first flight after VIP cabin modifcations, see: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE7/history/20190930/1530Z/KCNW/KCNW A4O-HMS departed Waco, Sep 30th 2019, on a functional check flight as BOE007 after completion of modifications by L-3. The frame has been ...

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by UAEflyer
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535231

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Qatara340 wrote:
sabby wrote:
Have QR received all of their A359s ? I still see they have the 4 LATAM A359s. I'd have expected those to go once they received all the A359s.


QR did receive all the A359, They only have A350-1000 left.

So how many A359 & A35K they will have after receiving all what they ordered?

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by UAEflyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65140

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Emirates is studying the possibility of launching flights to Hurghada and Sharm Al Shaikh in Egypt once the A330NEO arrives. I highly doubt this , EK dropped Alexandria and focusing on CAI , although they are facing difficulties from the Egyptian authorities by no giving more frequencies and not al...

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by UAEflyer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65461

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

A4O-HMS 747-8 BBJ Royal Flight of Oman first flight after VIP cabin modifcations, see: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE7/history/20190930/1530Z/KCNW/KCNW A4O-HMS departed Waco, Sep 30th 2019, on a functional check flight as BOE007 after completion of modifications by L-3. The frame has been ...

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by UAEflyer
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65140

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

When is DXB expected to be served ? How many gates are A380 capable ? Any news if EK will have their own lounge?

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by UAEflyer
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UN General Assembly September 2019 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3088

UN General Assembly September 2019 News and Discussion Thread

UN week for 2019 starting soon, I saw many government airplanes from all over the world coming to JFK and after little while they take off to SWF. Why not go direct to SWF? It is an international airport and had the capability to accommodate large aircrafts! Plus , all head of state & government...

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by UAEflyer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of airstrike in Saudi on civil aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Effect of airstrike in Saudi on civil aviation

All related parties in this conflict will be 100% sure not to affect any civilians on air with their attacks (in this case drones) the coalition that is fighting in Yemen closed the airspace there couple of years ago and no aircraft go near that zone. The tension in the gulf looks like it is escalat...

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by UAEflyer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65140

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
What plane do they plan on using for Jeddah-Kano? That seems like a long flight, probably over five hours?

Maybe the NEO that they about to get (or already got)

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by UAEflyer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93418

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

For many years the UAE government has been asking for a HND slot for EY and additional for EK. It seems no luck !

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by UAEflyer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 65461

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How many 747-8 BBJs are in operation now ?
Maybe 5 in the gulf region!!

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by UAEflyer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 247634

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Gulf Air latest 789 rolls out of paint at PDX https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EC9TDmYVUAAWITl?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://twitter.com/inflightjames/status/1166353206051557379?s=21 they missed the black line , they replaced it by the golden one !! wish they kept it as its original . 0398514

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by UAEflyer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 76401

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

So who will have the last built 77W ?

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by UAEflyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 12465

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

If BA’s most lucrative route is JFK, why the don’t operate their newest airplanes on it !!

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