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by A388
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 29771

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

I think they're starting off on LHR-MAD? Correct but nothing has been filed in there timetable. Assuming they will run from July to Sep? Not July. Delivery until 26th July. Then a few days for maintenance and IFE fit. Then Chateauroux training for just crew. Then MAD and other Euro/Domestic runs. L...

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by A388
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 4249

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

Looking at this article, the author says that EasyJet has always been an Airbus operator. EasyJet started as a Boeing operator (737-300 and 737-700). The potential destinations which are mentioned are nice but a business case will determine if any of those routes are interesting, not just the range ...

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by A388
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 47
Views: 13548

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Okay thanks for the updates AviationAddict and Polot. Now I'm wondering which airline will have expiring 787-8 contracts by that time. By that time the 787-8 will be flying 10 years which isn't old for an airplane. Maybe NH?

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by A388
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 47
Views: 13548

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Where will they be getting that 787 from? I assume it will be secondhand too? To my knowledge there still are a few terrible teens 787 parked in the desert, is that correct? Maybe they will get one of those?

In any case, this is good news for PY.


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by A388
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Axing Eurowings Long Haul
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: Lufthansa Axing Eurowings Long Haul

Is there any official press release from LH about them cancelling all Eurowings long haul flights?

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by A388
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4993

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

As mentioned already, KL does fly to MIA but seasonally. As to having a business case to MIA because of Latin America, where is that business case? AA is too dominant on that market with their big hub in MIA and AV also has a big presence their from MIA. What presence does the SkyTeam Alliance have ...

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by A388
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130141

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

The xLR will have 3800nm to 3900 nm of still air range: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3800nm%40hnl That is ORD, IAH, DFW, DTW to HNL. This opens up ORD to the EU. Wow does it open up CLT and PHL across the Atlantic. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3800nm%40clt Lightsaber Lightsaber, how do you make the...

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by A388
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130141

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

i would expect some order of the xlr from AY, SK, and why not TP and maybe even BT that could be positioned to be a small hub in the baltics. of course these orders can happen anytime during the year. TP will probably also get some A321XLR but probably it would be a new order or by a lessor i think...

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by A388
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130141

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

I think folks are under estimating how much range the xlr has. 4700 *nm*. To put this in perspective, New York to Hawaii is only 4300nm GC. It would probably struggle a bit westbound but east bound would be a breeze. ORD-HNL is no problem with a US3 config (ULCC config is a stretch). IAH-LHR is doa...

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by A388
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130141

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

Looking at the A321XLR specs (long range), will it be game changer because it can do long haul flights as a narrow body aircraft?

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by A388
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 6111

Re: Thai airways Europe network

Does Thai still use the A380 to LHR on all days of the week?

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by A388
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 81
Views: 23690

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

If this A380 heads back to LAX right after it dropped the passengers in MCO, how are these passengers going back to Australia? On another chartered airplane to LAX which is not QF?

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by A388
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 60954

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm vey glad Caribbean Airlines finally will serve Curacao, I approached them years ago but the interest wasn't really there at the time. I read their CUR flights are timed for onward connections to several Caribbean destination such as BGI and also to JFK. I wish them all the best on their CUR entr...

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by A388
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7945

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

That's a quality article on the simpleflying website :roll:

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by A388
Fri May 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 307133

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Okay thanks seabosdca. I learnt something new today :)

Why are there so few spotting locations in Charleston? Difficult terrain?

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by A388
Fri May 31, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 307133

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Does anyone know if the first KLM 787-10 delivery has been delayed? Their first commercial flight was scheduled for July 3 but I still haven't seen any pictures of the airplane at the Boeing factory....?

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by A388
Fri May 31, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245184

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hello everybody,

My apologies if this has been asked or mentioned already but has the first KLM 787-10 delivery been delayed? First commercial flight was planned for July 3(?)

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by A388
Wed May 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 60954

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

The ban for Aruba Airlines has been lifted already so they can use the airspace again.

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by A388
Mon May 27, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 39949

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Those soccer charters can indeed be a niche market for the HiFly A380 besides the Hajj flights. Will HiFly also do Hajj flights or not? MH also offers their A380's for Hajj flight, meaning they are a competitor to HiFly? I don't know how these Hajj flights are arranged.

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by A388
Mon May 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4548

Re: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

Reading all the above posts, the explanations still vary. Are the LH NEO's indeed used a lot on flights longer than 2.5 hrs and are there indeed issues with the crew union? Did LH not anticipate or could have seen these issues coming before receiving their NEO's? Will their NEO's eventually be used ...

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by A388
Tue May 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 2199

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

RIP Niki. I have never seen him in person but always admired what he has accomplished in his life. My condolences to his family.

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by A388
Mon May 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 27255

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

LAXintl, as always thank you very much for the information. Do you have the values/lease rates for the ERJ145, ATR42-500, CRJ200, 737-400, and MD90? A388 There couldn't possibly by lease rates for the MD-90. The sole operator is retiring the type. Effectively the aircraft are only worth scrap. Real...

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by A388
Mon May 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 27255

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

LAXintl, as always thank you very much for the information. Do you have the values/lease rates for the ERJ145, ATR42-500, CRJ200, 737-400, and MD90?

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by A388
Mon May 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 21913

Re: Jamaican Aviation Thread - 2019

Guys, 350 per month would be 88 passengers per week. Doing a 2 times a week flight, that will be 44 passengers per flight. How can that be sustainable, taking into account high and low seasons and whether there will be more airlines serving that route? 350 in my opinion is no business case because 1...

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by A388
Wed May 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

To my knowledge Avianca indeed has cancelled their A319NEO order not so long ago.

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by A388
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 136
Views: 27010

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

MIA? Keep dreaming. How exactly is it a dream when CX themselves said they want to fly to MIA. They just cannot figure out the aircraft situation. You make it sound like CX doesn't know what to do. Of course they know what to do. They know how their aircraft operate and how cost effective they fly....

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by A388
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 63
Views: 19920

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

But if KLM has the 777-300ERs why do they need A350s? The 773 has got both the capacity and the range You could argue the same for AF, which has one of the largest 777-300ER fleets of the world. Ignoring commonality it makes more sense to allocate the higher capacity new planes at KL because they a...

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by A388
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 5214

Re: KLM launches LIR

Surprising move, I didn't see this coming but from a fuelstop point of view it makes more sense for them.

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by A388
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 110
Views: 24646

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. One: you have a point, I agree. Those slots are (very) difficult to get but probably not impossible if they pay for them (heavily if they want to go to LHR). Two: They can change th...

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by A388
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 181826

Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

Seeing that Iceland is an island, wouldn't connecting passengers between Europe and the US and vice versa be the best option to tap into the larger markets instead of focussing on a smaller market to/from Iceland? Can two local airlines flying international exist side by side in Iceland?

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by A388
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 9080

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Indeed AS has inherited the A321NEO from the Virgin America take over. I would love to see them also getting the A320NEO. Who knows.

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by A388
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 60954

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

First F70 for Curacao Starup JetAir Caribbean arrived at CUR yesterday: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/1/0/5458015.jpg?v=v48303fce928 I know the acquisition costs on the Fokker70/100 must be cheap but what about maintenance? I have to imagine an ATR could do 90% of the routes they...

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by A388
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140039

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

At first glance there is no difference, but look carefully. The biggest differences are visible on the wings and legs of a horse and a lion. Their silhouettes are also slimmer. https://i.imgsafe.org/03/03f478fefc.jpeg Okay now I see it but again, it actually is exactly the same but just slimmer so ...

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by A388
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140039

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Compare two images. You will find many differences between the original BA coat of arms and that on the tail of SP-BNLY. Does anyone know why BA changed it? https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/new-york-city-john-f-kennedy-airport-british-airways-picture-id528801696?s=2048x2048 https://i0.wp.com/th...

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by A388
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: Dubai - Panama City is just a matter of time
Replies: 18
Views: 3081

Re: Emirates: Dubai - Panama City is just a matter of time

The A359 could have the wings even in a standard version given how sparse the configuration is (F8J42Y216) on the B77L (EK's B77Ls are 3-4-3 with 33"/17" economy seats). I suspect that a similar configuration could be adapted for the A359---F8J42Y198 is something likely. The standard rang...

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by A388
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 380940

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I totally agree with you PotatoPappas. I was only referring to how this fantasy livery was made, not the fantasy livery itself. I want to do this too but haven't found a program yet to do this.

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by A388
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 380940

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

lostsound wrote:
Just preparing y'all for the inevitable:

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Lostsound, which program do you use to make this fantasy livery? Nicely done.


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by A388
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 380940

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I did not see a topic on this yet, but if already exists please delete. Looks like a livery change of some sort for United Airlines coming soon. To be revealed sometime around April. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-evolution-to-globe-livery-ceo-456444/ Some online are claimi...

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by A388
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33910

Re: Germania ceases operations

This Germania situation is still unclear to me. I read that a company would invest in them again but I still see their airplanes being repossessed. What is happening, will they close their doors indefinitely or will they restart again with this new company?

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by A388
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: Air Europa Crew (UX) attack in CCS

How sad this is. To my knowledge TP doesn't stop in CUR anymore. Maybe they have cancelled their flights to CCS indefinitely?

I assume you mean that the Air Europa crew lay over in Santo Domingo and not Punta Cana. Air Europa doesn't fly to Punta Cana but to Santo Domingo as far as I know.

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by A388
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7592

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

So will Eurowings remain flying longhaul to the Caribbean from DUS or will all the Caribbean flights be moved to FRA?

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by A388
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 29542

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

I heard an airline called FlyCana might be interested in a few of the AV Brasil NEO's. Is there more news on this? 2 of the 5 A320's are now with Azul if I remember correctly(?)

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by A388
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia introducing Premium Economy Service to London
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Garuda Indonesia introducing Premium Economy Service to London

I thought GA stopped flying to London. Do they fly to LHR or LGW? Does anyone have their flight schedule to London (days of operation and ETA/ETD)? As per this thread they use their 77W to London?

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by A388
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 3202

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

The A220 seems as a good candidate for their A318 replacement and E190 replacement so they might want to change their Airbus order book. It wouldn't surprise me to be honest.

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by A388
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 12286

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

That a shame to hear they're finally going. I always used to enjoy watching these climb out of Heathrow. 2247194,2489106 Very nice pictures Steve. I hope to go airplane spotting at LHR this summer (July) to catch all the BA retrojets and all the other traffic of course. LHR is my favorite airport!!...

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by A388
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 17458

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

I haven't seen this discussed here so far but the Dutch government also bought (more) shares in KL/AF because of the impact this has on Schiphol Airport too, knowing that KL is the most important player at Schiphol Airport. This is what the Dutch minister of Finance (Mr. Wopke Hoekstra) also said. I...

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by A388
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: VietJet firming 737 MAX deal during Trump-Kim summit
Replies: 32
Views: 3865

Re: VietJet & Boeing sign major deal during Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam

Man I always look at these huge aircraft orders with huge eyes. That is a lot of money, really a lot. I know at the same time it is a long term investment in the aircraft fleet so it is money well spent of course (given that they can use so many aircraft in their foreseeable future of course but I h...

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by A388
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140039

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Now when will the two remaining 747's be repainted? Is it true these two 747 will be phased out in November of this year already? Only the BOAC 747 will remain for the coming 4-5 years?

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by A388
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4363

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

Wow, I didn't know MS ordered the 787, nice!!!! I'm guessing they will use it on flights to Europe too (LHR maybe)?


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by A388
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 95
Views: 23229

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building...... You'd think LH would have learned its lesson after the 748 debacle that they shouldn't take the first frame off the line... LH probably got a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very,...

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