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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon is adding another dozen 767-300s, to be leased from ATSG. https://press.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/amazon-air-expands-aircraft-fleet I'm actually a little confused by the press release, because there were 5 already to be delivered this year. To say that one of the new ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon allows all Marketplace merchants who do their own shipping to use Ground. They also allow certain Marketplace merchants who do their own shipping to call the shipping component "Prime" if those merchants meet certain criteria and get certified to do so. (A relatively small percentag...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

379AA and 308CM are, interestingly, going to fly from SNN not to CVG-then-ILN, but rather to TPA. This actually makes sense, since AMES Tampa (fka PEMCO) has to have taken a significant hit in its induction and maintenance operation, which is generally very-busy with its comprehensive contract for F...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250167

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

My first MD80 flight was on Midway Metrolink from MDW-LGA in the early 1980s. The second was on an airline that escapes me that flew scheduled public charter service from ORD-ACY and then later moved to PHL. (Oooh, now I remember: American International.) That whole operation was very Atlantic City,...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N308CM and N379AA are on their way home to the US following conversion. They are going TLV-SNN first. N308CM is on that leg; N379AA ran it a little earlier today and is now at SNN (6/2/20). Maybe a double crew took N392AN over nonstop, and then split to bring back the two aircraft with a stop at SNN...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Just noticed today that Amazon had a small run of AKE containers manufactured back in March. Prior to this, they had been using all DQFs (a mix of AMZ-owned and leased cans from ACL Airshop) for belly loading. Will have to keep an eye out to see if they get more. Great observation! Okay, so an AKE ...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154414

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

But if the gear wheels were lowered and indicated that they were down, but were actually up, then it's in Airbus interest to follow up the rectification in other planes. We have seen like in max case that problems tend to reoccur and don't just disappear. Very good point. I'm thinking, however, tha...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 31, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

As previously discussed, we're expecting N308CM and N379AA to be heading back from conversion at TLV this week. The former going to UPS as N395UP and the latter to Amazon as N457AZ. Rami Mizrahi got good post-conversion photos of each on the ramp at IAI/Bedek. The ex-AA aircraft had what I would cal...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2465

Re: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?

A little more specifically... 0-999 generally are international international 1DA flights with a few exceptions. 1000-1999 Scheduled Next Day Flights 2000-2999 Scheduled Two Day Flights 3000-3999 Extra Section Next Day Flights 4000-4999 Extra Section Two Day Flights 5000-5999 Dedicated USPS flights...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 31, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2465

Re: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?

For UPS Flight numbers: 3 digit and 1,xxx - Next day air 2,xxx - Normal 2nd day air flights 3,xxx - extra section to normally served city 4,xxx - charter 5,xxx - USPS 6,xxx - Charter 9,xxx - Reposition A little more specifically... 0-999 generally are international international 1DA flights with a ...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

So N392AN is now about a third of its way along its nonstop route ILN-TLV today (5/30/20). That will make 8 CAM 767-300s in TLV for conversion. Two of them should be coming back as completed BDSFs in the next few days.

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

jjbiv wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
And N741AX delivery flight arrived SZB via HKG-GUA-HNL-ILN today, 5/30/20.


Guam is GUM. Guatemala is a bit out of the way.


Yeah. Typo/brain-cramp. Got it right in earlier posts.

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2465

Re: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?

FedEx is running a LOT of USPS charters right now. Post office volume is bonkers at the moment. My market is running an additional flight most mornings, including weekends, that is pure 100% USPS freight. Earlier on there were also PPE charters going to China - and then in the other direction a mon...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2465

Re: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?

UPS is the prime contractor with FEMA on the Air Bridge. They are coordinating the response from other carriers, as well as the warehousing/logistics side of things in terms of moving the FEMA PPE to where it is supposed to go as well as replenishing the stockpile and warehousing stuff as it comes i...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And N741AX delivery flight arrived SZB via HKG-GUA-HNL-ILN today, 5/30/20.

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N443AZ (formerly N360CM, ex-AA N7375A) entered service for Amazon on ATI tonight with a flight from ILN-ORD.

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by wjcandee
Sat May 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And N449AZ, formerly N153DL, went to ROW today (052920) for paint at Dean Baldwin. She's the next of this year's 5 aircraft to go to Amazon. Converted at TLV from 9/15/19 to 4/14/20. Should be in service around July 1, 2020. She flew to ROW on an ATI flight number, so presumably will be operated by ...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

sunking737 wrote:
I know someone went to SJU last night via TPA I will look deeper later


That's it! Thought that was a cool new station.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

sunking737 wrote:
SY is now flying MSP -AFW - MSP daily. For Amazon


Keep looking. Where did 547 go last night?

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by wjcandee
Fri May 29, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

yochai wrote:
Both N308CM and N379AA are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday morning TLV-SNN


Interesting that they're back to stopping in SNN after a couple of deliveries that bypassed it and went nonstop to the US, presumably because of COVID.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N443AZ (formerly N360CM) went for a 3 hour test run today from ILN to ILN. Presumably getting close to going into service for Amazon at ATI. It was transferred back from ATSG West Ltd to CAM on Wednesday. And Amazon accepted N445CC yesterday. Thanks for that. I forgot that CAM had moved what is now...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 28, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Someone got it transiting the Bay area. Looks all white. https://twitter.com/WatcherCtp/status/1265433561546407937 You are SO much better at finding this kind of stuff than I. Great find! The Raya livery has a lot of white in it, and the sun is bright, but I sure don't see color where there should ...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 28, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Looks like Amazon is shoring up delivery drivers in Albuquerque ahead of the fulfillment center opening: https://logistics.amazon.com/marketing/opportunity Right now in Albuquerque shipments from the Phoenix area are usually via USPS (some arriving next-day), while those from elsewhere (most common...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon has to be thanking the stars that it has moved so much delivery in-house. UPS, which should be counting its blessings since the vast majority of its non-e-commerce business dropped off a cliff, is instead adding surcharges to the very e-commerce customers that kept it alive. It is whining tha...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 27, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And N741AX is now on its way to GUM from HNL.

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by wjcandee
Wed May 27, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I do see the "illicit drop shipping" where company A goes and places an order with company B for delivery. Most frequently it happens when I buy Kirkland Signature items on Amazon. Sometimes they are Amazon fulfilled, but I've also purchased Kirkland Signature items from random sellers on...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 27, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 85181

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

It is when I need to get up at 0345 to get to work, PSP Tower. My favorite airport in the US. Hands down. Need to get back out that way sometime. Love the "kinda inside, kinda outside" construction of the place. A testament to the climate. Spent a couple summers in Rancho Mirage years ago...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 27, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10139

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

“The Crew was unaware of the incident.” I'm sure the prisoners on board didn't notice, either. Is Swift doing JPATS flights? Well, they're one of the largest air transportation contractors on ICE repatriation flights. At last count, they moved like 35,000 people per year out of IWA alone. I don't k...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N443AZ (formerly N360CM) went for a 3 hour test run today from ILN to ILN. Presumably getting close to going into service for Amazon at ATI.

Next up: N449AZ, formerly N153DL. Planned for early July.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Worth mentioning that ASL (Ireland) have added another destination to the European network with a flight from Cologne to Katowice & back using one of the existing aircraft as ABR1482/3 which appears to have started yesterday (Mon 25th). Edit: I think Katowice may have been used as one of the tr...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And N741AX is over the Pacific on ILN-HNL (on 5/26/20), the first leg of its delivery flight.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10139

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

As spectacular as that looks, not flight critical parts. This better be satire.. However they were not a critical component for safety of flight. The proof is it made no difference on the flight outcome. Proof that the flight didn't crash is proof of nothing relating to whether they are flight-safe...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon is helping Sun Country out by dramatically-advancing the delivery and in-service dates of the aircraft that Sun Country will be operating. Where would the world be without the humanitarian efforts of the altruists at Amazon? :roll: [Deleted torching comments...] The fact is that Amazon IS he...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I know of a Compass Air Captain going over to Atlas to fly 747. He flew EMB 170/175. Talk about a jump in size. I agree no one knows what Amazon is going to do. I do know that the SY planes are going out early, which I'm sure Amazon likes. It is SOP with SY if they are loaded with pax and ready to ...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154414

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

You know, I have also been interested in the emotionless tone of the crew. While we all expect a crew to perform in a trained, professional manner during events, this crew seems beyond that. Almost unaware to a degree. Now, I don't mean to go off topic win this , however, this flight was just 7 day...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154414

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

A Q&A worth repeating: I've listened to the ATC and what is surprising is the calmness in the voice of PNF. Warnings going off in the pattern? No problem. Go around after knowing you've been scraping the pods on the ground? No problem. Both engines out? No problem. All very strange to me. It ma...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Interesting story and history. A slight clarification: Drop shipping is when a retailer takes an order for a product and has an arrangement with the manufacturer that it will be shipped directly from the manufacturer (or its wholesaler) rather than from the retailer's stocking warehouse. That's drop...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I know of a Compass Air Captain going over to Atlas to fly 747. He flew EMB 170/175. Talk about a jump in size. I agree no one knows what Amazon is going to do. I do know that the SY planes are going out early, which I'm sure Amazon likes. It is SOP with SY if they are loaded with pax and ready to ...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

From Aviator Daily News 25MAY2020......Amazon Air (US) fleet will grow its Prime Air fleet to about 200 planes — up from 42 now — in the next seven or eight years, according to a report. Will Amazon go for new builds, are there enough planes suitable for conversion if they want so many? And who wil...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 26, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Jay: You know, they call it a "report", but it's not. It's some academic speculation. I don't think Amazon knows what it's going to do. They have committed to a strategy, but where they take it is going to depend on so very many things. Do I think they have probably planned for the possibi...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Darloscott: Thank you for all that detailed information!

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

The Amazon network in Europe currently covers 9 airports, across UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain at present. It’s primarily operated by ASL (9 aircraft) with 2 rotations operated by DHL operator EAT Leipzig. I understand ASL have 10x B738F on order - one has just arrived in China for conversio...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Well N741AX made a try to fly to HNL today from ILN, but turned around about 16 minutes into the flight, having climbed to FL360. Descended pretty-rapidly, flew around a bit, and landed about 55 minutes after takeoff.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

yochai wrote:
N392AN scheduled into TLV on Thursday morning for freighter mods


Thanks, Yochai!

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

In answering Spacepope's question a couple of posts back (#536), I left out N395CM as a 767-300 aircraft that ATI operates that isn't dry-leased to Amazon. I was thinking of spares, and 395CM isn't a maintenance spare; it's a full-ATI-livery 763 that looks great and is used primarily on military fli...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Yes. 431AZ. It was a typo, as evidenced by my mentioning it a bunch of other times correctly. OMG, I'm fallible!!

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by wjcandee
Mon May 25, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

As to the European network, it stands to reason that 737-800BCFs may go there in the future, but I personally don't know of any specific, announced, plans for that. European network for Amazon Air? Primarily EAT. And 737-400s from ASL. (ASL has ordered some 737-800 freighters, btw.) At the moment, ...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 24, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154414

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Were they running late? Was the cockpit crew about to time out? They crashed in good weather right in the middle of the day. I am trying to understand why they chose to press on, even though they were coming in hot and high... You know what, it doesn't matter why. I'm not being mean, I'm saying tha...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1004
Views: 116641

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

darloscott: Welcome! Nice to have you with us. Good question. GECAS has more customers than just Amazon for its 737-800BCF conversions. So it is possible that all the currently-in-conversion-in-China ones are going to go to Amazon, and it is also possible that some will go elsewhere. Amazon is helpi...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 24, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154414

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So at a minimum this may have been caused by crap CRM. Saying "we are comfortable" when you're waaaaay outside the slot means that that 17000 hours flying experience made the captain think that his superhuman flying skills allowed him to ignore the Company's rules, and if there wasn't a ru...

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