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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 54
Views: 5114

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

As a point of order I have steadfastly used the 275t A350 as the baseline, as it derives a DOW of 142t (275t MTOW, with 25t payload at max fuel, and max fuel of 108t), which I think jives with the 135t-137t OEW figures bandied about for the A359's OEW. If I use 268t as the baseline, that DOW drops ...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 54
Views: 5114

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

astuteman wrote:
The A350-900 ACAP (which I will assume is for the 275t variant for the purposes of conservatism) shows:-


The ACAP payload/range chart must be 268t as it is exactly the same as the one published in 2012.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 54
Views: 5114

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

Looking at the general use of the 777-200LR within the ME3's route structure, they seem to be there to launch ULH routes that have the growth potential to be up-gauged to 777-300ERs (often with blocked seats) down the road. It also seems to be used on cargo-heavy routes because it can lift it's ful...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 13
Views: 6874

Re: KLM bought a 747!

The plane is 27 years old. Sounds like an excellent candidate for spare part donor :stirthepot:

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 158
Views: 29997

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

You know, I'm not entirely sure it's really a hit job. Based on the statement you quoted from the company, they claim that 4 neos are grounded due to engines being stuck at Customs while 8 are grounded "due to unavailability of spare engines" It's not clear to me that the four waiting for...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 158
Views: 29997

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

DL is looking at ordering either the MAX or the NEO in the near future, and the CEO saying that "Price isn't the only factor". Could the issues with the engines be part of the decision on this? I know if I was the CEO I would want reliability, even if it costs more to have that. DL can al...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 101
Views: 17765

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

It's done: The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN, which will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has been granted full flight certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This important milestone comes as the first set of passenger engines are delivered to the Boeing faciliti...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 54
Views: 5114

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

I suppose EK cannot replace the 777-200LR until the 777-8 arrives on property.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

audidudi wrote:
Followed by Sichuan Airlines perhaps? Any updates on their delivery schedule?


Q4 2017, that's all I know.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

N14AZ wrote:
Who will be next new A350-operator? Air China?


Hong Kong Airlines.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 158
Views: 29997

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Looks like things are still not back to normal. Latest report says Indigo cancelled 80 flights today due to NEO engine issues. Engine issues in A320 Neo planes, IndiGo cancels 84 flights 10 6E NEOs grounded http://www.livemint.com/Companies/wFtgX8YfJ7tDDCDb5777nM/IndiGo-cancels-84-flights-after-eng...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB04FB/e8656f5
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MSN 130 TG #6 completed a RTO, and departed on its 4th flight shortly after:

https://fr24.com/AIB04FB/e8656f5

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Yes, it is a great turn of events for LH: EY and the German government in effect has financed the process wherein a long term competitor has trimmed itself down and its best remaining assets are being delivered to LH. It's kind of a kharmic payback to LH for delivering BMI on a silver plate to BA! ...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

A Transport Minister is just doing his Job, what do you guys expect? Him saying we rather had preferred BA? There is something to be said for diversity in the air transport sector. Instead it seems to be politically expedient to favor the "champion" LH. Diversity? As someone else already ...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It will be interesting to see how happy the people who are supporting this LH take over of AB assets will be when the inevitable strikes happen: Lufthansa's interest in Air Berlin has also upset its own staff. At its Eurowings subsidiary, unions are balloting cabin crew about industrial action afte...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 60406

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Is that an older photo, or is the first MC-21 back on the assembly line?

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 129 VN #8 is online with final registration.

MSN 128 CX #18 is departing on its first CAF.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1633
Views: 162303

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

If so, is the version of engines available on the CSeries also affected in the same way? Yes CSeries engine could face similar problems, even Bombardier admitted that PW1500G powerplant requires upgrades. We haven't seen issues on CSeries for the same reason we haven't seen problems on Lufthansa's ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 46
Views: 7316

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

ESGII Airbus has set a target of 90,000 cycles and 180,000h - three times the original flight hour limit 20 years ago. No pressure to progress. No A320 frame around that urgently needs the "definitive" final extension of service life just now. ESG I was ready shortly after the first frame...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 4983

CX post first half net loss of $262 million

CX reports a $262 million loss for H1 2017: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is slipping in its efforts to get passengers to pay more for its premium services in a test for new Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg as the company reported back-to-back losses. The carrier, undergoing its biggest revamp in t...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1918
Views: 140200

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

747classic wrote:
The second UPS freighter (however : the first to be delivered) emerged from the Final Assembly Line (FAL)


Could you remind us again why LN 1543 will be delivered before LN 1542, even when the latter has already been painted?

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by KarelXWB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 128 CX #18 has moved to the delivery centre.

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Msn127 D-AIXD 15/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Ugh, wish we had European regulations over here. AA, DL, and UA should've closed up shop a long time ago. How naive of you to think people would follow regulations and allow large airlines like the US3 or EU3 to fail. People do follow regulations: the loans itself are legal. Giving money away would...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the issue is a matter of security. It is a matter of size. No commercial entity wants to take on a loan of this size in part because when the vultures come out, things can get very unpredictable. So the government steps in because it can absorb losses of this magnitude should it come ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Jayafe wrote:
Similar to the one given to Alitalia?


Technically yes, because Alitalia has to pay back every penny, including interest.

Whether Alitalia survives long enough to pay back the money is a different story.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

MalevA346 wrote:
So when the German subsidize their airline it is all fine and totally acceptable


It's a loan, not a subsidy.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: First Flyadeal aircraft

Here's a better angle with the aircraft on the runway:

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HZ-FAA Flyadeal / A320 / EDHI / D-AXAC / MSN 7829 by Mathias Düber, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Etihad's statement: Etihad Airways said on Tuesday that it cannot bail out Air Berlin, which announced earlier that it had filed for administration. Etihad, which owns nearly 30 percent of Air Berlin, said the German carrier's business "deteriorated at an unprecedented pace, preventing it from ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the EU Competition would allow LH to buy up all valuable assets and slots that airBerlin has now. Monopoly is last thing EU wants in Germany. How large is easyjet or Ryanair operation in Germany? Germany doesn't think selling Air Berlin assets will be a problem: German Transport Minis...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Regarding the loan: A German government bridging loan for insolvent Air Berlin (AB1.DE) should be enough to ensure flights for three months, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Tuesday, adding that the loans would be paid back from proceeds of asset sales. "We assume that Air Berlin's air...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

and you have people here who hilariously think that the EU governments would let the likes of IAG/LH/AF etc fail if push comes to shove, because remember bailouts are against EU rules which all EU countries follow ;) Sure, IAG/LH/AF are worth saving, but Air Berlin? Lot's of European carriers bigge...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 332
Views: 34904

Re: Air Berlin has filed for bancrupcy

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... roceedings

German government will provide a bridging loan to allow all flights to continue to operate.
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Story in English:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... roceedings

German government will provide a bridging loan to allow all flights to continue to operate.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 3522

Re: Avolon publishes assessment of Boeing 737 MAX

Lessor Avolon believes Boeing should continue tweaking the 737 MAX family and address the MAX 200, MAX 7 and MAX 9: But the lessor is disappointed with the performance and design of the other three variants. The 737 Max 200, which modifies the 737-8 with a mid-aft exit door to accommodate up to 200 ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250425

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Lufthansa's 9th A320neo, MSN 7710, has been spotted with its engines:

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TLS - Airbus A320-271N (D-AINI) Lufthansa by Nathan Walkowiak, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maden A330F

We need to know upper main cargo floor loading to know if it is an upsize or not ! When A310F’s took over B707F’s in RJA fleet it was said A310F takes more cargo by volume, but B707F took more cargo by mass due to its more rigid main cargo floor structure. A330F lifts 65t payload, versus 39t on the...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maden A330F

bennett123 wrote:
What happened to the other A310?.


Stored at AMM.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250425

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Former testbed MSN 6642 is being refurbished and will eventually go to AirAsia. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/36027743696_5dcedc137e_z.jpg A320neo Airbus Industrie D-AVVB for AirAsia by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr MSN 6642 has now been repaint in AirAsia livery: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/44...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Royal Jordanian Cargo adds maiden A330F

Royal Jordanian Cargo expands its fleet with an A330 freighter: Airbus A330 -223F 1164 OE-IFJ Ames Camo ferried 13/16aug17 AMM-SNN-MHV, Royal Jordanian Cargo cs, ntu ex 9M-MUC Photo: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=10013 Carrier also operates 2 A310 freighters. The A...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 521
Views: 130686

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

717atOGG wrote:
Ok, thank you for answering. Approximately how many will be built by the end of the year?


Boeing's official statement is "less than 10% of annual 737 production".

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by KarelXWB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
gloom wrote:
MSN127 shines DAIXD on FR24. I assume this means LH#4 is delivered.

Cheers,
Adam


Transfer of title, delivery flight should happen on August 12.


Delivery of MSN 127 has been delayed again, to next Tuesday (August 15).

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by KarelXWB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Maiden flight for MSN 142 (Thai #7) today. #AIB01NS (unpainted)


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Airbus A350-941 HS-THH Thai International Airways (F-WZNS, MSN 142) | Toulouse Blagnac TLS/LFBO by Horatiu Goanta, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DL9971 Strange Flight Path Over CVG?
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: Delta A350 DL9971 Strange Flight Path Over CVG?

It's doing crew familiarization flights.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2108
Views: 250425

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

AirAsia takes another NEO:

Airbus A320 -251N 7778 9M-AGG AirAsia delivery 12-13aug17 TLS-KRW-KUL ex F-WWDR

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by KarelXWB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 10479

Re: More range for A321LR?

This may not be what the A322 advocates were hoping to see. On the flip side, A321 is so much smaller than the proposed MOM aircraft that it would allow Boeing and Airbus to avoid 1:1 competition in the MOM segment. So on one hand we have A321LR with increased range that takes the bottom of the mar...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 142 TG #7 completed a RTO today.

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RTO msn142 F-WZNS 11/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1633
Views: 162303

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Another airBaltic delivered:

Bombardier CS 300 55009 YL-CSG Air Baltic delivery 10aug17 YMX-RIX ex C-FPBD

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1176
Views: 180529

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

The first A330 to be completed at Tianjin is ready for its ferry flight:

Airbus A330 -243 1805 B-8596 Tianjin Airlines ferried 09aug17 TLS-TSN, F-reg, 1st A330 to be completed at Tianjin, reg B-005A res. ex F-WWYF


Temporary registration: B-005A.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3291
Views: 1050290

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 151 CI #9 emerged from paint.

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Msn151 F-WZMV 10/8/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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