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by wezgulf3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114497

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Thank you for the vote of confidence. Glad you enjoy the pictures. I try to limited pictures to that of test flights, when they are painted, or first for a airline. As an FYI, I only look as this thread for the pictures. They are very much appreciated, and I’m sure that almost everyone bar 1 will b...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace

Minimal. The private jet market in China is not that large. And the Party doesn't want the rich people and companies to own these things anyway. It’s not that small either! Around 100 Gulfstreams are on Chinese register, making it the second largest market outside the USA. That’s not including the ...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87570

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Why are guys debating which airline IAG place their MAX’s. they may have got such a good price that they can just lease them out to airlines in Asia and Africa that need them for a decent margin. I think this is the strategy of indigo partners airlines, buy big and fill where needed, if not lease t...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13307

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

The Eviation Alice all electric commuter aircraft prototype is finally unveiled. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-16/eviation-completes-prototype-alice-electric-aircraft https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2019/06/361_eviationaliceelectricaircraft.jpg ...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8912

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

BritishB747 Just checked prices on BLL to BRU with Brussels Airlines. Only available is Flex and Fast at £290. Then you still have to get back to the UK. I have been looking on Kayak and SAS. A SAS flight to STN via CPH is only around £70. There was even a direct BA flight around 11:15 for £80ish. ...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the 737 Max a bridge too far?
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: Was the 787 Max a bridge too far?

Setting the title to 787MAX isn’t going to change the fact we have another 737MAX thread!!

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by wezgulf3
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 120
Views: 18537

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Looks like a virtual airline by some teenager

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22044

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Cointrin330 wrote:
This is so gross, I do not know where to start.


I think it’s normally front to back!?

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany choosing NH90 for Sea Lynx replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 4989

Re: Germany studies market for Sea Lynx replacement

And the Dutch seem to be quite satisfied with their NH 90 NFH as well, writes German aerospace magazine Flug Revue (No. 01/2019, pp. 56 - 59). They propose an updated version in cooperation with Germany, Norway, Belgium and France for cost-sharing with new torpedoes, guided missiles (Naval Strike M...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18336

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

mham001 wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
As another poster has pointed out; KC-135s don't count because they are in fact Boeing 717s with a totally different fuselage.



I'm not going to claim expertise on antique airplanes but I'm pretty sure the KC-135 and the 717 are very different planes.

He is referring to the original 717

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by wezgulf3
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 5368

Re: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019

What about the incoming A321LR’s?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A321 Cone ingestion.
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

Frontier A321 Cone ingestion.

Had a quick search but never found anything.
Happened at O’Hare and looks like an A321, anyone know anymore details??

https://youtu.be/zEMteKdqmtE

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 2847

Re: Blackbird SR-71

Nomadd wrote:
The last flight was 1996.


I saw one flying from Edwards in September 1997

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37826

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Wonder if point 3 could mean to many people walked to the back of the plane? Load shift in flight could have been a serious issue in that confined area.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100275

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I really hope the ATC guy gets a lot of help with this, he would be pretty cut up at a guess having spoke to Rich for so long...

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37826

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

LTenEleven wrote:
That's not smoke, just part of the mountains (same as what you see under the plane.


The curvature of that white line is to clean to be on the mountain in my opinion, I would say it was smoke.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 77
Views: 8735

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Mortyman wrote:
So the air forces that has or is about to get P-8's are so far the following:

* USA (122)
* UK (9)
* Australia (12-15)
* Norway (5)
* New Zealand (4)
* South Korea (na)
* India (12)


Saudi have some in order too.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3134

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

According to the local Facebook group, this will be a 737MAX operation.

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by wezgulf3
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17813

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

I’ll guess at a Qatar B748F top up order.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Mon May 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8179

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Rolls Royce Pearl engines... Ok, a River in China? Am I dating myself recalling RR engines were named after rivers? 9% more thrust. https://airinsight.com/bombardier-launches-global-5500-and-6500-at-ebace/ That has always been the case, going down the Chinese named route is like Manufactures puttin...

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by wezgulf3
Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15236

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

tunner wrote:
5U-BAG stored at Lasham is rumoured to have been sold.


Having stood underneath that last year, I would be amazed if that flew ever again!

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by wezgulf3
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 74
Views: 14916

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Yes I do. In fact I started counting them and stopped because there were too many. Really? Count again. The USAF has only five (soon four) major bases in Europe nowadays: RAF Lakenheath RAF Mildenhall (due to close in 2023) Spangdahlem AB Ramstein AB Aviano AB Only three of those bases host combat ...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 71995

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Any updates on this? Damage? Or if it’s back on it’s nose gear.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5923

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

First, unreliable witness statements warning! We often get reports of "was on fire" and similar statements in early stages, only to find out that they were completely wrong or even that no such statements were ever made. That being said, losing an engine + overweight or losing an engine +...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (CSeries) orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 23321

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

YXXMIKE wrote:
There seems to be some speculation from Flieger Faust that Ilyushin Finance have found a client for their 20 frames and he specifically mentions an airline with lots of red in their livery. Thoughts?


Could Redwings be a candidate?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33304

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Looks very Azores Airlines to me!

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 213538

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Boeing press release just out with the official roll-out of the 10 000 737. https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/653910/Boeing_10000th_737.jpg Boeing is recognized by Guinness world records for most produced commercial jet aircraftmodel Full press release here: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-03-13-Bo...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 51325

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

How would anyone know what the pilot did so soon? Are cockpit voice recordings already been listened to?? Doubt it? Lots of speculation being posted on various websites, but I just cannot see how anyone knows anything for fact yet.

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by wezgulf3
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4832

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

I wonder what costs Safran will have to pay to Dassault, I was really looking forward to the 5X. Wes.. Were you planning on purchasing one? Ha! Not in the slightest, I live two minutes from TAG Farnborough and have been a Bizjet fan for a number of years... my inner geek loves a new Bizjet!! Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4832

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

I wonder what costs Safran will have to pay to Dassault, I was really looking forward to the 5X.

Wes..

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by wezgulf3
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 116858

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So what happens if they find a operator and the engines are hanging under another A380?

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by wezgulf3
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 62692

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Can’t believe this has gone to three pages already, what on earth would happen if AA or UA Order some!!

What about WIZZ???

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16902

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

The phrase used in the article is 'COULD' , so the thread title is wrong. Also these might be leased, as the last announcement was of a lease. 'He said that Aer Lingus could raise the number of A321LR jets it would take into its fleet from eight to 12.' As if the good people on A’net are going to l...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG - Angola Airlines Il-62s
Replies: 9
Views: 1822

Re: TAAG - Angola Airlines Il-62s

The 134 is the Government machine )D2-ECC I think)

Oh to have been able to walk that ramp with a camera!!!

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 88
Views: 15846

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

EL AL send 777’s into LTN occasionally so I guess a 330 would fit

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 167071

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

With new engines, a new cockpit, 787 windows and upgraded electric and mechanical systems, the 767X just might be very attractive to some carriers. . They do not want to wait as long as it will take to get all of that designed, built, tested and cerfified, and they do not want to have to pay for th...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25056

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

As much as I would love to see a CSeries in Qatar colours, the fact they can send a handful of A320’s to the UK for weeks at a time would suggest they don’t need the capacity??

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by wezgulf3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186855

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Would the import tariff not still exist though? I can’t see Mobile being able to build the CSeries from scratch, meaning some parts would need to be imported? I'm not certain, but I think the tariff only applies to completed aircraft. I don't believe there would be any tariff on aircraft parts. Tha...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186855

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I did post this on the other thread but....

Would the import tariff not still exist though? I can’t see Mobile being able to build the CSeries from scratch, meaning some parts would need to be imported?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 22165

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Would the import tariff not still exist though? I can’t see Mobile being able to build the CSeries from scratch, meaning some parts would need to be imported?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11933

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

I wonder how much the UK Government knew about this?

You also wonder how Airbus and at a lesser extent Embraer and Bombardier feel about this? From my untrained eye Boeing bought this order, is that normal practice?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on A380 landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: Near disaster on A380 landing

I’m sorry but I do not see a near disaster in that video, the guy that filmed it has changed the title because he put it up as a near crash. Most cross wind landings look bad from the outside, but the professional crew and the A380 are perfectly trained/ designed to cope with such events!

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by wezgulf3
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251789

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

SCAT15F wrote:
Anybody know the routing info on the CS300 delivery flights for Korean? Just wondering, based on the aircraft's ferry range how they would set that up.


I would guess, Alaska, Petropavlovsk, Korea. But that is just a guess!

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 194832

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Theseus wrote:
wezgulf3 wrote:
Do the AF A380’s have external Cameras? Wonder if one of them may have picked up something.


They do, including a tail camera.


That could be interesting viewing!

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 194832

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Do the AF A380’s have external Cameras? Wonder if one of them may have picked up something.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68389

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Didn’t those Qatar A320’s arrive full of crew? With a potential use for another Airline?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 27064

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

I can't seem to find any data past 2016, so would anyone know how I can find out a Korean Cargo 748F at JFK on the evening of 21/6/2014. Long shot I know.

Wes...

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