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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 6832

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

You need permission to overfly any country between xxx and xxx.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 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: 684
Views: 184750

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

I check R-24 daily and the aircraft has not yet returned to service. Presume final repairs are still ongoing? Maybe it got dirty sitting on the ground so long at YYR and AF is still looking to find the expert technicians who can perform the 'washing' procedure? any delays will probably be due the e...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

You need someone who can press all the right buttons in the right order at the right time...

Type rated pilot on the ground, button Pusher in the fightdeck.

I’m know I’m over simplifying it.... but there you go

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 25365

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Oneworld hub... easier rebooking...???

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 25365

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Then you need to go back to school mate... That’s a 13x a week operation ... Each morning sees a rtn flight ...= 7 a week Each evening sees a return flight except one day, that = 6 a week... 7+ 6 = 13 rtn flights a week. QED. Calm down mate. For example routesonline.com report routes like this: LOT...

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 25365

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Yes, 12 times per week. In addition WAW-CPH-WAW will be mostly served with Embraer 195s (instead of CRJ-900s of Nordica) 7 plus 6 makes in my books 13, but that is just me. The x at the end indicates that it operates on all days with the exception of that one. So 14-2=12... but that's just me. Then...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55284

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/960502574582583296


they've been like that for a couple of months now......
however, VYUM was towed in and out of the VS hangar the other day....FWIW
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KarelXWB wrote:
Current state of some of the grounded 787s:

Image
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/960502574582583296


they've been like that for a couple of months now......
however, VYUM was towed in and out of the VS hangar the other day....FWIW

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11251

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Not many people on this thread have picked up on the fact that BA are also adding more rows & seats to each A319/320/321.
BA call it "Densification" program.... More and More seats....less and less space.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2391

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

Flew JAL LHR-NRT-SYD in 96, and there were seats reserved at the back of the aircraft just for smokers to wander down from non-smoking seat to.
IIRC the headrest said something like
“Limited to 10 mns max use”

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A320’s returning to BA
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

QR A320’s returning to BA

Morning all, Happy new year etc Blah Blah Blah... Believe QR are once again supplying BA several A320’s early this year. AFAIK, 6 a/c are to be used between 9 Feb-9Apr, Regs of a/c are to be A7-LAA-F Unsure where based .... maybe to used in the recently acquired ZB slots at LGW, or LHR expansion. Re...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16723

Re: British Airways and the 767

Think G-BNWB is BA's oldest frame......delivered nearly 28 yrs ago...08FEB90....WOW.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16723

Re: British Airways and the 767

Always thought WB was the first...?
Believe WA stayed at PAE for a while , testing RR engines et al....

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 70
Views: 23987

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Doesn't seem to be in a hurry at 327kts and FL360...?

and seems a tad bizarre northerly routing,,,...?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Lofty wrote:
The last I heard she will be spending Christmas in JNB. A couple of A380s were due to be parked up over Christmas and it is cheaper and easier to leave her in JNB rather than accommodating her at LHR.


This is what i'm hearing too.No space either at LHR for her.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

An-124 bring out spare motor from U.K. Will BA send along MX team or use locals? What is the cost to charter the An-124 and send BA's MX team to JNB to fix this bird? The flight alone must be several hundred thousand dollars. If you charter the An-124 for a one-way flight, are you also charged to f...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 25
Views: 3759

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

There is video
Of it out in the web....
Ironically from the back of either another IL76 or a c130

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 25
Views: 3759

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

TWA772LR wrote:
starrion wrote:
Would have stunk if a stuck pallet came off the rails.

Would've been the first air-to-air kill of an Il-76!


Think the Iranian have ALREADY done that....

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

http://fr24.com/ADB2341/fe01d2c



surprised its non-stop STN-JNB....
was unaware the AN124 had that amount of range.
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Richard28 wrote:
An AN-124 has just passed over my head routing STN-JNB. New RR engine onboard for the BA A380 perhaps?

http://fr24.com/ADB2341/fe01d2c



surprised its non-stop STN-JNB....
was unaware the AN124 had that amount of range.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Aircraft transited via BDA, it was NOT non-stop. As for the 3 engine ferry on this 380, it was considered, but a fuel stop in western Africa was needed. BA did not have A380 experience or local knowledge of operating in that neck of the woods, so new motor is being shipped STN-XXX-JNB Also believe B...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30614

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

An-124 bring out spare motor from U.K.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 22982

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Due to higher drag from having to fly at lower altirudes with three engines, they had to land at MAN. That is not true. Go read the report. Over the UK they had sufficient fuel to go and land at LHR, but the fuel was not in the right tanks. The B744 has a complex manually controlled fuel system, an...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6239

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Nor true. Saw the L1011's plenty of times in service at LHR. Hmmm. Thats interesting. So the L1011's did fly revenue ops for AI? Interesting you mention LHR, because on the day they were inducted, AI press release mentioned FRA and Japan routes as the target routes for the 2 L1011's - routes where ...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 22982

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

77west wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
Yep,
including horoscope checks.
Home soon.


Horoscope - you dont want to know what I pictured when reading that line! :lol:



Bloody spellcheck

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 22982

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Yep, PHX-YYZ-LHR was the planned routing. But now going via BDA instead. Specially Qualified captain required for 3 engine take off only. Rest of flight can be conducted by regular line crew. Engineers thoroughly checking everything on the good 3 engines, including horoscope checks. Making sure they...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23168

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Airline at Carlisle Airport will fly to Southend, Dublin and Belfast twice a day Airline to be revealed next month THE airline to fly planes from Carlisle Airport will be announced at the end of January. Stephen Smith, the airport’s general manager, told a packed meeting of Carlisle Ambassadors on ...

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6239

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Air India leased 2 L1011's and 3 A310's from Caribjet in 1993. While the 2 of the 3 A310's did end up flying some revenue services, the L1011's never actually saw service before the deal was terminated over good old corruption allegations. http://i63.tinypic.com/29igyu.jpg Nor true. Saw the L1011's...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 22982

BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Didn't see anything posted yet on this....
Mods please delete if already posted.

Anyway, as per title says
BA will ferry G-CIVM PHX-LHR on 3 engines.
Planning currently underway for above flight.

Happy Landings

T

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 139905

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

HELyes wrote:
Finnair opened their direct scheduled HEL-GOI service today, Goa is now served 2x weekly with A333. Previously Goa service was charter based, flown with A321 via Dubai.


I remember seeing an AY MD11 at GOI in 1997.
Iirc, don't think that was direct either..?

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any LHR T5A gates regularly handle 744's?
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Do any LHR T5A gates regularly handle 744's?

518.....every now and again.
Very rarely any 744'son any other 'T5A' gate.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting an A346 at LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 3662

Re: Spotting an A346 at LHR

Drifting way off topic....

VS and the daily IB flight is the answer.!

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 20284

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Pretty sure I've just seen PH-KZK take off enroute BRU as KL9955. Just as KL1070 /KZU is landing.!!?!??? PH-KZK is going to Maastricht airport. For storage/preparement for next customer. PH-KZM and -KZI wil depart for Norwich tonight for the same reason. Oops ... my bad... I see it's on finals for ...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 20284

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Pretty sure I've just seen PH-KZK take off enroute BRU as KL9955.
Just as KL1070 /KZU is landing.!!?!???

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 6906

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

Best city airport around.....

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11637

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Should imagine that the Seville break is a "Semana Santa" Special....
Great time in Spain.!!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11637

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Should imagine that the Seville break is a "Semana Santa" Special....
Great time in Spain.!!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18596

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Have they found the errant wheel yet...?

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11317

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

qf789 wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
Yep... re: the VS birds...
G-VWHO & G-VWHO have been parked up at LHR for the past week....on stands 701 & 702.
'UM is in fact engineless....


You mean G-VWHO and G-VYUM, G-VAHH is in BHX as well, has been there for a few days



Ooppsss .... senior moment.....

Thanks for correcting me.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11317

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

Yep... re: the VS birds...
G-VWHO & G-VWHO have been parked up at LHR for the past week....on stands 701 & 702.
'UM is in fact engineless....

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

I missed out on the L-1011 and DC-10, unfortunately. I managed to log my only two MD-11 flights in 2014, when (as many people here will have done, no doubt) I flew AMS-YUL-AMS for that specific reason. Loved every minute of it. I was a Non-Rev standby on that last fight out of YUL.... I DIDN'T GET ...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

I missed out on the L-1011 and DC-10, unfortunately. I managed to log my only two MD-11 flights in 2014, when (as many people here will have done, no doubt) I flew AMS-YUL-AMS for that specific reason. Loved every minute of it. I was a Non-Rev standby on that last fight out of YUL.... I DIDN'T GET ...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surface transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Surface transfers

When I saw the topic title, I was thinking of airside surface transports....
Best one ever must be SVO terminal E to terminal C.....

Great airside tour.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 11637

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Just booked CWL-VLY on Eastern for £20.
And on a rare-ish Jetstream 41.
BARGAIN...!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747
Replies: 11
Views: 2412

ATTN: AMS spotters... BA438/9 B747

Today's BA438/9 will be operated by G-CIVO,
B747 due to earlier canx flight.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7307

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

Also IIRC , there was a joint maintenance program between several European operators of the DC10.
KLM / SR / SN / SK / AY....
Not sure I've got the airlines 100% but pretty damn close....
Maybe someone can clarify for me...?

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self connect in Russia without Visa?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Self connect in Russia without Visa?

Have transited SVO from Ukraine Int.A/L into SU ... two completely different teminal.
E to C ....
Very easy with a great ramp tour.!

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to convert a 767
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Royal Air Maroc to convert a 767

Would probably say, it's so the lessor can get there hands on it when AZ goes bankrupt.!

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 6882

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

Nope....
Originally 9,
ADB ferried back on Aug 2nd,
These 3 will swap during the IST night stop rotation ...
So 8 will be the current usage at any given time.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 6882

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

3 newA320's joining the fun and games at LHR.
ADH/ADJ/LAD.
All will rotate thru IST during the next week.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 45
Views: 9603

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

9K-ADE , although it has a main deck cargo door, was never used as a combi. Was always the Emir's aircraft as noted by DABYT. When the 748i was delivered, the 744M was supposed to be reconfigured into all pax layout, removing the mid section hospital and upper deck suite/shower /boardroom etc. Other...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC9-87 Fire Protection Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: DC9-87 Fire Protection Aircraft

Brick wrote:
The aircraft is not a "DC-9-87". Only the series 51 and lower were certified as DC-9s. Aircraft after the 51 series were certified as McDonnell Douglas (MD-87, MD-88, and MD-90).


Beg to differ Mr Brick...
Pretty sure DC9-80 etc is/was a correct designaction.

Great Video by the way .!

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