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by CCA
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50238751498/in/photolis

Does anyone know what those strange dots and lines are on the side of the aircraft, its certainly not part of the livery


They are "tufts" to visualise the airflow.
They are probably on top of the wing as well.

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by CCA
Tue May 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe1


Likewise, thank you, a nice go to for when you miss some flights.
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Another test flight filed for today, likely by N779XW due to the BOE1 callsign

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe1


Likewise, thank you, a nice go to for when you miss some flights.

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by CCA
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Apologies if this has been asked or mentioned before. But just by looking at the incredible pic above, it would appear the GE engines are slightly more inboard to the fuselage than the 77W. Is this the case? The 777X engines are actually further out on the wing than the 777 "classic" due ...

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by CCA
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3282

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

I personally have transported many spare engines (GE,RR and P&W) of several airlines with our KLM 747combi's. It's possible to load all engines sizes up to the GE9X through the 747 side cargo door. See : https://www.airfreight-logistics.com/airbridgecargo-complete-trial-loading-of-ge9x/ Note : ...

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by CCA
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?

RR has exclusivity with the A350 a sign of the time perhaps.

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by CCA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I'd imagine they were trouble shooting an anti skid auto brake / RTO issue that clearly led to a locked brake and blew the tire, the brakes would certainly not get hot at such a low abort speed especially the locked brake.

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by CCA
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Simply put low speed testing is done at lower altitudes below the flap limit of FL200, you have to start somewhere and it's efficient, going up to FL350 for a single test is a waste of time and money when they can be grouped together for high level testing later. Regarding 5 door vs 4 door the diffe...

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by CCA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Theres a plug in there instead of a door, yeah. I'm fairly sure the fuselage section has no door frame so there is no plug, it's built with windows only thus saving the weight of the structure and plug (which interestingly is actually just a door that's closed normally but sealed. The slide pack an...

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by CCA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 380
Views: 85673

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

Painting, in theory the rudders should be mass balanced after painting.

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by CCA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thought I read recently planned certification by years end and deliveries begin first quarter 2021.

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by CCA
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Possibly the first cockpit photo.

Search

Photo by: @mikeysteezy (Instagram)

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by CCA
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Update from aero news (flight global) Re remaining test aircraft which should fly before the 2nd qtr 2020. https://aeronewsglobal.com/three-more-boeing-777x-test-aircraft-will-fly-by-second-quarter-2020/ WH002 (N779XX) will test auto-land, ground effects, stability and control, while WH003 (N779XY) ...

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by CCA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 314701

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The center TANK for the -300ER and -9 extends into the wing. The center wing box lower skin is slightly re profiled on the -9 (a few inches nothing drastic) The -9 has basically kept the same SIZE/quantity main left and right tanks (10,300 vs 10,338 gal) by pushing the tank further outboard with the...

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by CCA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

Loved flying with professional flight engineers, I've even got a reasonably large photo of the 747 FE panel on my wall reminding me of those good times when one was required to look back and cross check certain aspects of the panel with the FE.

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by CCA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48858

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

The Tweet has been removed, wished I'd seen the proper reveal first it was a bit of a let down.

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by CCA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48858

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

I don't work for Boeing, it was simply mentioned to me by another non Boeing person, guess the word is just creeping out.

Looking forward to the what ever day it ends up being.

Out of interest has the aircraft moved back into the assembly building or is it still in the paint hangar?

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by CCA
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48858

Re: 777X rollout postponed

Arniepie wrote:

Anybody have an idea as to new first flight date ?


title edited for accuracy



26th April, first flight.

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by CCA
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stabilizer position indicator later 747
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: Stabilizer position indicator later 747

Electrical position transmitter.

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by CCA
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS651 rapid descent and diversion 10 Nov
Replies: 2
Views: 2362

VS651 rapid descent and diversion 10 Nov

https://fr24.com/data/flights/vs651#1e813bad
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Anyone got further information?

Rapid descent, orbits, diversion to BCN, continued later to Lagos.

Check out playback of flight VS651 from London to Lagos on Flightradar24. https://fr24.com/data/flights/vs651#1e813bad

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by CCA
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 33
Views: 7347

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Now to find the original picture it's based on.

It's the one with the body gear doors open!

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by CCA
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

Yes I am completely wrong I must have missed the change over from CRT to LCD while I had a stint on another type, it's been so long I don't recall the change over and couldn't find any early pics.

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by CCA
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

CX had LCDs in all their 747-400s back in '98. Thus the option to upgrade must have been available circa 777 arrival. It's interesting how some airlines jump to upgrade some things but very slow to upgrade other things.

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by CCA
Sat May 13, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron
Replies: 31
Views: 7150

Re: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron

What a waste of money and resources for such a small satellite, as said there is no forethought when it comes to Hong Kong, even the new terminal and taxiway design is terrible. Clearly if Heathrow has morphed over the years into the "letterbox" design like Atlanta then clearly record brea...

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by CCA
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme
Replies: 24
Views: 7840

Re: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme

Be nice to see the 737 with a incorporated 787 sweetener deal down the line.

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by CCA
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under door 2 B787 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: Under door 2 B787 question.

Cheers Cal.

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by CCA
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under door 2 B787 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Under door 2 B787 question.

https://flic.kr/p/bm3BPD
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Just sitting at the airport with a 787 outside and noticed two panels with writing directly under door 2.

Found a picture online that you can make them out but anyone know what the writing says ?

No I don't mean the static ports further forward and further down.

https://flic.kr/p/bm3BPD

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by CCA
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 classic UD Door
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: 747 classic UD Door

The same door and slide pack are still used on the freighters with short upper decks. There was a system for the slide to auto deploy out the opening for passenger aircraft, it was very basic, a arming handle that deployed a tab that contacted the slide activation as it went past while being moved r...

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by CCA
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37810

Re: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

Is there any interim report out yet?

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by CCA
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay 270 diverted to Minsk. 11 July.
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Cathay 270 diverted to Minsk. 11 July.

Flight radar shows it's flight path as Amsterdam - Minsk.

No idea why.

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by CCA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 211130

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Have to agree with Peter, I rarely visit now, it's not as user friendly for viewing on an iPhone, if a quick look on page one of the civil forum doesn't have anything I'm following I don't bother looking any further. I'm simply posting this as it appeared on page one. I did have a question re the CX...

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by CCA
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400 wing questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5896

Re: Boeing 747-400 wing questions

-400D a 400 wing minus the extensions and winglet with only 5 variable camber leading edge flaps outboard.

-400LCF a 400 wing minus the winglet, 6 variable camber leading edge flaps outboard.

-400 GE test bed a 400 wing minus the winglet, 6 variable camber leading edge flaps outboard.

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by CCA
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Window Thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 18778

Re: Cockpit Window Thickness

http://www.ppgaerospace.com/getmedia/72 ... x?ext=.pdf
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747 front windows weigh 150lbs

Thickness around 3"

In-depth data http://www.ppgaerospace.com/getmedia/72 ... x?ext=.pdf

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by CCA
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX New Livery Aircraft list
Replies: 20
Views: 6110

Re: CX Repainted list

B-LID (744ERF) is done

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by CCA
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Absence Of Fresh Air Nozzles In A350 Cabin. Why?
Replies: 32
Views: 9060

Re: Absence Of Fresh Air Nozzles In A350 Cabin. Why?

It's an old airliners pic from an aircraft parked in the desert, I imagine it's a bird's nest or something?

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by CCA
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Absence Of Fresh Air Nozzles In A350 Cabin. Why?
Replies: 32
Views: 9060

Re: Absence Of Fresh Air Nozzles In A350 Cabin. Why?

The gasper system is heavier and maintenance intensive. $$$ A pipe and distribution manifold to every set of seats. http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f254/tolaviator/IMG_1763.jpg Personally I like the gasper system as it means I have a CHOICE, unfortunately cost has now removed my choice.

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by CCA
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37810

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Horstroad" class="quote" target="_blank">Horstroad</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>The spoilers are not actively hold in ...

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by CCA
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37810

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hivue" class="quote" target="_blank">hivue</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i>The crew perhaps suspected a serious load shif...

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by CCA
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 37810

RE: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

Here's an extension of a possible scenario. Eng 1 & 3 contact the earth and stop shortly after, as said above the engines and/or pylons get considerable damage and system 1 & 3 hydraulic systems are open to leak. Now as a result of the damage to # 1 & 3 engines/hydraulics the RMPs (rever...

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by CCA
Mon May 09, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ And KE Near Miss On Takeoff At ICN
Replies: 36
Views: 15309

RE: SQ And KE Near Miss On Takeoff At ICN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Same, dumb decision to taxi for takeoff again wi...

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by CCA
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?
Replies: 50
Views: 25291

Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?

Just revived this pic in my mail box Any background on where or when? <center><table align="center" border="0" width="481" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=5276&filename=1460823451Y6L9O5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/5276/14608234...

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by CCA
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sold 4 747s To An Unidentified Customer
Replies: 62
Views: 31792

RE: Boeing Sold 4 747s To An Unidentified Customer

I'm guessing CX picked up a few extra.

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by CCA
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 15
Replies: 204
Views: 101504

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 15

Looks like the <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> jets are going to be around quite a while. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Cathay Pacific in this week’s sched...

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by CCA
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dragonair Becomes Cathay Dragon
Replies: 47
Views: 19236

RE: Dragonair Becomes Cathay Dragon

A real display of how cheap Cathay Pacific is becoming and losing attention to detail.

Great example the blue (compare it to actual grey) stripe isn't on at least one of the press release pictures.

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by CCA
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific To Make Major Announcement
Replies: 87
Views: 40701

RE: Cathay Pacific To Make Major Announcement

New animal meals?

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by CCA
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Dragon Revival CNY 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2459

Cathay Dragon Revival CNY 2016

3 years after the rumour first started. <a href="http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2013/02/17/cathay-dragon-stalks-new-and-less-new-hk-competitors/" target="_blank">http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalk...s-new-and-less-new-hk-competitors/</a> Rumours are on the rise that this Chinese New Year ...

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by CCA
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Any Operator Used The 747 With PW/RR/GE
Replies: 30
Views: 4259

RE: Has Any Operator Used The 747 With PW/RR/GE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF...

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by CCA
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?
Replies: 253
Views: 52708

RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shamrock350" class="quote" target="_blank">shamrock350</a> (<a href="#250" class="quote">Reply 250</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> That ...

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by CCA
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?
Replies: 253
Views: 52708

RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AA100" class="quote" target="_blank">AA100</a> (<a href="#247" class="quote">Reply 247</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It looks like a t...

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by CCA
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa Takes Another Skymark A330
Replies: 21
Views: 10667

RE: Air Europa Takes Another Skymark A330

CX is taking the Skymark A330 simulator, it will take the place of a CX B744 simulator in the flight training center in the 1Q of 2016.

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