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by wjcandee
Sat May 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Re: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

tb727 wrote:
Looks like it had departed earlier in the day from ALN and made it to about 16,000’ before turning back. Sad, I would suspect pressurization problems.


Agreed. Given the turnback earlier. Sucks big time.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Reading this thread, like another one recently, I am so happy for fhe fleet thread.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

commpilot wrote:
Once this is done ATSG will probably close up at ILN and the city will be stuck with an empty airport. It is easier to airline crews around to CVG than ILN.


ILN was never fully-empty. It is certainly, however, going to return to that state at some point.

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by wjcandee
Thu May 23, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

One thing for Amazon is, you can't consistently jump around in this market. Very few companies are going to be able and step in and replace what Atlas, Southern and ATSG have done.. Well, I think it's so interesting that Local 1224 talks about how "ATSG" pilots aren't happy. That's a bit ...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted

Oh the NEW so-called PeoplExpress. I was thinking, "Geez, that was 35 years ago..."

Did they even ever carry passengers? I guess I could look, but I don't care enough...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 64
Views: 6025

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Hey, folks, for what it's worth, several posts above keep saying L-K-L rather than L-A-L, which is the correct code for Lakeland Linder Airport, which is what we are talking about.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CM: Have you seen it yet? Remind me where (other than on here) I can see your photos.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4443

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

Man this makes me appreciate the other thread, huh?

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N382CM is scheduled for ROW-ILN today The big question is whether it's in the same Amazon livery as the rest; I presume that it is. From what I understand is that it has the ATI paint, not certain though That would be interesting! The current FAA filings indicate that it is eventually going to have...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

cmairplaneman wrote:
N382CM is scheduled for ROW-ILN today


The big question is whether it's in the same Amazon livery as the rest; I presume that it is.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Then there's the whole hoagie, grinder, submarine or hero. To save money, the company who prints up the sandwich bags for my local pizza place puts all four names on the bag. Grinder!!!!!! I haven't had one of those since the last time I had a "tonic" in New Hampshire. But I met a girl fr...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

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168 replies on JetBlue changing from Coke to Pepsi, with many digressing from aviation. How this forum has fallen. "You're a Boeing Fanboy , so you suck!" "You're a United Fanboy , so you suck!" "You're a DL/Airbus Fanboy, so you suck...and you're DUMB, toot!" "I ...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

1337: Thanks! This is fascinating!

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 25
Views: 5293

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

Revelation: Thanks, again! I remember North American Rockwell and its involvement in the Apollo period of the space program. I also seem to recall that an FM radio station that I worked at in the late '70s to early '80s had some Collins equipment (pretty sure including our control board, that I can ...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 25
Views: 5293

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

Revelation: Thank you! Very cool!

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by wjcandee
Sun May 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7228

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Explains why an airline like Western Global is happy with its MD11s. When they're flying, they make $$. When they're sitting, they don't cost much. Of course, reliability is an issue, but that's gonna be airline-centric.

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by wjcandee
Sun May 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 25
Views: 5293

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

I think the telling point here is that Pratt put a zillion dollars into making sure they got the gearbox right, and proof is in the pudding that they did. Where they ran into problems was perhaps a little arrogance about developing the other "easy" stuff, and testing it, leading to the iss...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 25
Views: 5293

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

The article points out that Rockwell Collins, having been acquired by UTC, is now their "Collins Aerospace" division. No Rockwell. Sorry to see that name go... Most of you probably don't remember when the ability of a machine to divide numbers was a big deal. In the 70s, anybody who had to...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

delete duplicate

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by wjcandee
Sat May 18, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

It's NOT pop! It's a coke or soda, regardless of flavor/brand. As in: Q "What kind of coke do you want?" A "I want a Sprite" I know where YOU'RE from! Now if you were from New Hampshire, you'd be asking what kind of tonic I wanted. "A slice of cheese, please." "Yo...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 18, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there? I hear it's gorgeous this time of year. :-) :-) Heh Not bad yesterday; we just barely beat the storm in. Chilly today with more rain on ...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 18, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

....Also, Omni's tail numbers usually add up to the number 9, as this one here (432AX) does. So...DING! DING! DING! You may have called it: 389AA may be going to Omni as a passenger aircraft. GOOD CATCH!!, on the summation of the tail number digits equaling “9”!!!! I just remembered seeing N4xxAX t...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Confirms Prime Air will move their Ops from TPA to LAL once LAL is ready. TPA doesn't have the space for their future needs per link. Big loss for TPA, I think there was enough room at the old North Cargo site. So interesting that the local pols in TPA were willing to let their current dreams/visio...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
LAL lands the big fish.


8500' runway. CAT I ILS. Customs. No other airline tenants currently. Centrally-located for that part of FL.

Very interesting.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 32578

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Atlas is operating 2 PW-engined 767-300Fs for Amazon (N1511A, N1619A) and one more in the passenger fleet (N662GT). ABX Air operates 3 (N219CY, N220CY, N226CY). That is really interesting, I didn't know that. Then I do really wonder why there are quite a few young PW birds at age 20-25 around and s...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 32578

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Atlas is operating 2 PW-engined 767-300Fs for Amazon (N1511A, N1619A) and one more in the passenger fleet (N662GT). ABX Air operates 3 (N219CY, N220CY, N226CY).

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

P1aneMad wrote:
John Belushi, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd flipping burgers. Now THAT was proper SNL!


Indeed it was!

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

If I had some design skills, I would do up a "No Coke! Petsi." meme for B6.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Obviously, nobody watched SNL in the Belushi era. The NYC Greek Diner skits... Perfect for NYC's B6. "NO COKE! PEPSI !!" (Cheebuggy, Cheebuggy, Cheebuggy!) I expected this in the first 2 posts, not the 81st! I guess I’m getting old! Right?! Makes me feel ancient. I thought it was so obvio...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18379

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Obviously, nobody watched SNL in the Belushi era.

The NYC Greek Diner skits... Perfect for NYC's B6.

"NO COKE! PEPSI !!"

(Cheebuggy, Cheebuggy, Cheebuggy!)

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by wjcandee
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I actually AM interested. Remarkable that somebody would see fit to convert a -200 these days. Hard to know what they're thinking.

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by wjcandee
Thu May 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Air Cargo Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Aloha Air Cargo Logo

It's a stylized version of the original Aloha Airlines tail art..

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by wjcandee
Thu May 16, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLADE helicopter crashes into Hudson River (with video)
Replies: 6
Views: 2671

Re: BLADE helicopter crashes into Hudson River (with video)

Looks like a tail rotor failure. Very tricky to handle at the best of time, much more at this altitude... For what it's worth, a tail rotor failure is not that tricky. It's just that it is insufficiently-taught (usually just demonstrated), and rarely-practiced. And when it happens, too many commerc...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 16, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLADE helicopter crashes into Hudson River (with video)
Replies: 6
Views: 2671

Re: BLADE helicopter crashes into Hudson River (with video)

He had refueled at the heliport and was moving to a regular parking space. The procedure is to go out over the river a bit and set up to land in the new slot, pull in, and land. So here's my analysis. Happy to see comments. Clear loss of tail rotor effectiveness in a hover out of ground effect. On t...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 16, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

In other news, 373AA just finished with a triple gear change down in TPA and will be flying to CVG tomorrow morning. That is if all is up to snuff after the maintenance work. :D Yep. :roll: Although the product from PEMCO seems to have been pretty-reliable lately. Remarkable to see the breadth of 7...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

cmairplaneman wrote:
N730WE enroute to CVG


Excellent!

And directly to Dean Baldwin Painting at ROW!

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by wjcandee
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 32578

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

audidudi wrote:
CX747 wrote:
Not sure if this was reported but it looks like the February 22, 2019 UFO for (4) 767-300Fs was placed by UPS.

So much for reply #118 in answer to my post #115!


Yeah the guy with the wrong information was pretty-definitive about it. Doh! :-)

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by wjcandee
Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Breaking ground https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/14/jeff-bezos-personally-dumps-a-truckload-of-dirt-on-fedexs-future/?yptr=yahoo Finally! Still, the article, like a lot of these, completely-misunderstands what Amazon is doing and what it intends to do. We here in this thread actually have an excellen...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Someone keeps putting up those pesky trees...they obscure my view of the forest :scratchchin: LOL! Actually, my friend, I have noticed that your vision is pretty-good! :-) I had been wondering "Why did that aircraft go from ROW to MZJ after CAM bought it? ATSG doesn't do maintenance or paintin...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 32578

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

And 1501P is going to be N409AZ. Skyliner missed that. Flightaware has a good photo of it leaving SNN for TLV. Still has the satellite antenna on top. The AZ suffix means both will be flying for Amazon, likely at ATI. Actually it was noted in reply #120 above! You are correct. My apologies. I remem...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Sunking: That's so nice of you to say and even nicer to hear! I am so grateful to all the folks from various backgrounds and disciplines who contribute to this thread. I have learned so much. And it's not like we all always agree about everything, but I love how we are all respectful to each other a...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 180
Views: 32578

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

And N730WE is on its way back to CONUS, which I guess Skyliner didn't notice. To be N367AZ. The new photo of it when you track it on flightaware is excellent. Doesn't look too scary post-conversion. And 1501P is going to be N409AZ. Skyliner missed that. Flightaware has a good photo of it leaving SNN...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Here's another interesting factoid: When 389AA is converted (a process that likely won't even begin for a while), it's destined to be renumbered 432AX. Not AZ. AX. (And 432 isn't a prime number, duh.).... Generally-speaking, ATSG/CAM haven't been numbering newly-acquired aircraft with the AX suffix...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N730WE It has been at TLV since 8/30/18, so 8.5 months, significantly-longer than usual. To be N367AZ.

Meanwhile, N1501P is on its way from SNN to TLV to enter conversion today, 5/14/19. To be N409AZ.
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And N730WE is on its way home to CVG via SNN. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N730WE It has been at TLV since 8/30/18, so 8.5 months, significantly-longer than usual. To be N367AZ.

Meanwhile, N1501P is on its way from SNN to TLV to enter conversion today, 5/14/19. To be N409AZ.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

It will be interesting to see how will the shipping industry react to Amazon's new One-Day Prime shipping. Amazon will need to build up its air network to handle its overnight and maybe add more Sortation Centers and Delivery Stations, plus perhaps some additional volume may move through UPS Next D...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16227

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

A report in the NY Daily News said that it was "unclear whether" that DL 737-800 incident was related to the things that caused the MAX accident.

Seriously.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 435
Views: 57751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Having just talked about N740AX yesterday, looks like it's going for a test flight today, having been at ILN since 1/2/19. Line Number 6, delivered March 1983. She will be the lowest-line-number and, until 741 starts flying again, the earliest-delivered 767 still in service. (741 is LN17, but was de...

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