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Air Austral at EDFH

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:17 pm

Looking through the database I found the picture below and I was wondering what an Air Austral 777 was doing at EDFH?
Surely no codeshare with Ryanair for EDFH-FMEE I guess :)

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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:26 pm

Maintenance at HAITEC? It hasn't flown since that photo.
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:26 pm

Came from CDG after operating a revenue flight from Reunion and according to FR24 is still at Hahn. Interesting.
 
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:26 pm

Maintenance makes sense... If it was positioning for a charter it would've been long gone
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 pm

Could it be a military charter? Air Austral had applied to the DOT to operate such flights for the US military.
 
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:06 pm

Why post "EDFH" instead of "HHN"? or just "Hahn"? Most people on here don't know ICAO codes.
 
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:07 am

AOMlover wrote:
Could it be a military charter? Air Austral had applied to the DOT to operate such flights for the US military.

They received their DOT permit on January 19th, so that could be it. However I would think the aircraft would have moved since this picture if that were the case.

filipair wrote:
Why post "EDFH" instead of "HHN"? or just "Hahn"? Most people on here don't know ICAO codes.

Just a personal thing I guess, I rarely know IATA codes, and know most ICAO codes. Plus I don't see anyone being confused about it...
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:45 am

Just done a quick Google and came across a Wikipedia reference to the 773ER aircraft. They are apparently swapping out two existing 773ERs for new builds from Air Lease. Might this be one that's been withdrawn and is either getting end of lease work done, or is in temporary storage?
 
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:48 pm

Channex757 wrote:
Just done a quick Google and came across a Wikipedia reference to the 773ER aircraft. They are apparently swapping out two existing 773ERs for new builds from Air Lease. Might this be one that's been withdrawn and is either getting end of lease work done, or is in temporary storage?


Two years ago Air Austral ordered two 777-300ERs, to replace their two oldest aircraft. That were the F-OSYD and the F-ONOU.
The F-OREU was supposed to stay.

Currently Air Austral has no more aircraft on order.
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:46 pm

filipair wrote:
Why post "EDFH" instead of "HHN"? or just "Hahn"? Most people on here don't know ICAO codes.


Absolutely I find it so annoying, who the hell knows every ICAO codes when IATA codes are used every day in aviation.
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Cunard wrote:
filipair wrote:
Why post "EDFH" instead of "HHN"? or just "Hahn"? Most people on here don't know ICAO codes.


Absolutely I find it so annoying, who the hell knows every ICAO codes when IATA codes are used every day in aviation.

ICAO codes are equally used every day in aviation. That's why they exist. If you're more in the operations or technical side of things as opposed to the sales and customer facing stuff, then you're naturally going to have greater exposure to the ICAO codes than the IATA codes.

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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:29 am

Yes but if your a regular passenger which most of us are we are more familiar with IATA codes as that is what is on our tickets and baggage labels not ICAO codes.

When I took a degree in Travel & Tourism it was IATA codes that was used never ICAO codes, maybe if you work or are involved in operations or the technical side of things the ICAO may be used but as far as the travel industry is concerned and obviously the airlines from a passenger perspective they use the IATA codes which every one is familiar with.
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:54 pm

No need to speculate, F-OREU is at Hahn for Maintenance (at Haitec).

Otherwise I agree using an IATA Code makes more sense, as first they are much more familiar for people not working in the industry (as a traveller you will deal with them) and second they reveal easier which airport it is.
For example a lot of people can guess that FRA is Frankfurt or HHN is Hahn, but EDDF or EDFH?!?!
 
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:32 pm

The beauty of ICAO code is that it gives you a hint of which part of the world it it located. Of course in the US and Canada the IATA and ICAO code are compatible (ICAO= C or K + IATA Code) but they are the only countries which have access to the last 3 digits of the ICAO Code. The other countries have only access to the last two digits ( e.g. All german airport start with ED)
 
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Re: Air Austral at EDFH

Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:21 pm

I think this is discussion is completely off topic. As I said: personal preference.
On a site like this there is something to be said for both.
As PaulYUL said the ICAO code gives a hint where an airport is, even if you don't know the full code.
As a pax you might see the IATA codes earlier, however as someone living in Europe I will rarely see IATA codes in Africa and Australia.
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