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by Sooner787
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington

Slug71 wrote:
Hahaha!
God forbid somebody have a sense of humour these days.


At the chance of forfeiting any chance I might have of running for public office,

I think that's funny as hell :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 87674

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Glad they're keeping one B738 in that clAAsic livery as well as extending the lives of the Super 80's
for another year or so

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by Sooner787
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

My fingers are crossed JAL upguages the NRT route to a B789.

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7346

Re: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

The Egyptair Livery will look great on a 789 :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 724
Views: 200347

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

william wrote:
So SWA is getting the four test aircraft?


Yes they are

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 79
Views: 16263

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

How about DFW? The route has been 744/77W exclusive over the past few years, and think a OW hub-hub flight like it could surely fill up enough to warrant a 380. AA might like that as well, they could run 1 less AA bird to LHR, freeing up a widebody for another route. 1 BA A380, 2 x AA 77W's I'm sur...

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by Sooner787
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2548
Views: 185218

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Yes, I was referring to the color of plastic in the cockpit. Definitely a nod to Airbus, which is a good thing. The old brown was rather hideous. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3202/3046863641_563cd759c8_o.jpg IIRC, the tan / brown tones were chosen cause they hid dirt better than grey and the warme...

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by Sooner787
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 87674

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Glad the S80's have given an extension so we can enjoy the clAAssic silver livery a little while longer :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2548
Views: 185218

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

So the wings for the 1st 779 to fly are under construction, when will they start constructing the fuselage?

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by Sooner787
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44120

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

I think DL follows AA's lead and does a split order of 738 Maxes and A321Neos.

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by Sooner787
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2024
Views: 176508

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

L/N1544, N606UP was ferried with callsign BOE532 from Portland(KPDX) towards Paine Field (KPAE) after paint at November 8th 2017, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE532/history/20171109/0030Z/KPDX/KPAE No recent pics of Qatar Cargo A7-BGA and UPS N606UP are available from Paine Field yet. ...

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by Sooner787
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 7826

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities beside ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for farewell tour

That will never happen. I disagree..... DELTA is a shell of its former self. It appears the NW sign is ALIVE and well in ATL. NW is very much alive at DTW, DL has barely touched the facilities other than to put the company name in the terminal, when you walk into the sky club, it’s screams NW. If y...

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 7826

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Someone mentioned in the NFL charters thread the Seahawks will fly to/from DFW 23DEC
for their game against the Dallas Cowboys on a DL 744. Hopefully, that 744 overnights at DFW like most NFL charters
that come into DFW

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by Sooner787
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8133

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

I think DL should keep their powder dry and focus on the Collin County Airport in McKinney.

With the population explosion up in that part of the metroplex, that airport has the potential

to become another John Wayne SNA size airport.

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by Sooner787
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15443

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

I think ETIHAD and Emirates eventually merge or EK buys out EY,
however you want to phrase it.

Kinda sad we never saw EY's new livery at DFW :(

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80s?
Replies: 23
Views: 3459

Re: Status of AA's MD-80s?

TUSAA wrote:
Staying into 2019


Well then, we get to enjoy the clAAsic livery a bit longer than I thought :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80s?
Replies: 23
Views: 3459

Re: Status of AA's MD-80s?

I think a handful will be kept around thru Spring '18 to cover for any shortfall in Eagle lift,
but 2018 is definitely the end of the line for the old birds

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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 49
Views: 6777

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

Makes you wonder if WN would ever consider the MAX 10? Like someone else noted,
the jump in capacity fron the 8 to 9 ian't that much, but the MAX 10 might interest WN?

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2316
Views: 329167

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Does anyone know what is up with Sprit's Airbus A320neos N904NK and N905NK? It looks like N904NK has only been doing flights around the DFW area since the beginning of October 2017 and N905NK has not flown since it did PHL-DFW on March 13, 2017. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N904NK https://fl...

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2548
Views: 185218

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Stitch wrote:
The reduced production 777 rate should help with the transition as each frame can afford to spend more time at each point in the FAL.


That's great news, they certainly have rolled out the 737 Max's on time :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2548
Views: 185218

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

[twoid][/twoid] According to several Boeing employees, the 777X transition has proved rockier than the company has publicly acknowledged: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-10-26/boeings-777-line-stumbles-traveled-work-mounts Here's hoping Boeing can get the kinks worked out....

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by Sooner787
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2024
Views: 176508

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

Aircraft data : L/N 1544 - 747-8F, RC532, UPS, serial number 64253, N606UP, unpainted , KPAE flight line, roll out October 16 2017, scheduled paint completion : November 04, scheduled Customer flight November 14, scheduled delivery November 15 2017 :!: UPS is not messing around; they want their air...

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by Sooner787
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday
Replies: 28
Views: 5836

Re: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday

Heck, I flew a VS flight from LHR to DTW couple years ago and security had a table set up in the gate area
and were checking pax and their carryon bags , not many people, but at least 10 that I noticed

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 7133

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Of course, is Austin wins the bid for Amazon's HQ2, All bet's are off LOL

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 42
Views: 8821

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

I think I'd prefer to change planes in SEA and stretch my legs a bit
Has AA published a seat map for the 7M8 yet?

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

salttee wrote:
From whence commeth all the pilots?


Perhaps from the 1,000 AF pilots the President is recalling to active duty?

Perhaps the majority of that 1,000 are former B-52 drivers

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by Sooner787
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 9330

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

I would assume these would be AF inactive reserve pilots who could be subject to recall ?

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

zeke wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Did QR buy the ULR versions of the 359's?


Think they are standard A359s which have a fair bit more range than a 77W


Well, quite a treat seeing the QR 359's at DFW , even if only for a month.

Makes me wonder if EY plans at some point to fly their B789's to DFW?

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25327

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

So, if the leasing company turn up with a crew and claim their property what would happen? I remember watching a TV show about Nick Popovich and his repo company and IIRC , when they came to repo a plane, they would pay whatever fees the local airport or FBO were owed to buy their cooperation in co...

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 7334

Re: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement

I'll enjoy seeing the S80's around a little longer so we can enjoy the clAAsic livery just a little bit longer

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2219
Views: 314879

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

First 787-10 in Singapore Airlines livery has rolled out of paint, 9V-SCB https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-j-3RU8AA4-N5.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kA-6UMAAh-NG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kC67UQAAwtui.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kEW5VwAAczRF.jpg https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplan...

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 20413

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Amazing thread, thanks for the effort compiling all that info.

Still a treat to see the daily BA 744 here at DFW.
Hope they keep her on this route as long as possible

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by Sooner787
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 87674

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

A plane to avoid when flying AA. 30' pitch in Y, 172 pax vs 160 in the 737-800, and no IFE. Not much of an upgrade for the people riding in one of these. People just need to realize that seat back IFE is going away. There is zero financial incentive to lug all that extra weight around when people c...

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46332

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Let's see how Boeing reacts when Canada dumps tariffs on all the Boeing airliners Air Canada and WestJet have ordered, as well as the Super Hornets the Canadian Air Force were considering. The Canadians could also ratchet things by requiring visas for American passport holders. Congrats Boeing, you ...

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by Sooner787
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2219
Views: 314879

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Can't wait to see that bird in full SQ colors

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2219
Views: 314879

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Do they have a paint hangar up and runnin at CHS?

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

TUSAA wrote:
I read where this is only for the month of October due to some 77Ws getting interior work done...Somebody may have better info?



If so I better get out to DFW with my camera while I can :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

Saw this beauty land at DFW today and was shocked. Did QR buy the ULR versions of the 359's?

I wonder if this is just for the winter season, since I thought QR had good load factors on their B77W's
on their DFW flights?

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18585

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I flew into PHL for the first time last May and found it to be very use friendly.
Is AA can avoid the gridlock of the NYC area airports to launch their Euro flights,
that's a big plus for them

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 724
Views: 200347

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

So when will we see the tipping point ...ie.....when will Boeing start delivering more Max's
than classics? I'm figuring couple more years?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29913

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

If Boeing thinks allowing the C Series to succeed on it's own and deal with
an independent Bombardier is scary, how about injuring BBD to the point
they sell out to Airbus and the Euros take over the C Series line?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29913

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I'm sure Delta's legal department will come up with a way to perhaps transfer
the order to VS , then lease the frames from them or some other clever idea.
to get around the tariff's

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 7752

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

Does DL have any A350-1000's on order?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane relief flights?
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Hurricane relief flights?

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article ... f-efforts/

I think they have a DC-8 thet flies supplies in,
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I know Samaritan's Purse, Frankin Graham's orginazation is in PR

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article ... f-efforts/

I think they have a DC-8 thet flies supplies in,

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87824

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

Wonder if UA and DL might keep a few 744's active for the college bowl season ? Some of the larger colleges can easily fill 744's with fans or the teams themselves Delta is flying the 744 to TPA*, LAX, SEA, EWR, CLT, DFW, BUF, and FLL in this order. If you live in these cities, keep an eye on Delta...

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46332

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing may win this battle but lose the war. If this tariff sticks, I doubt
Delta will ever buy another Boeing jet for a long time. Short term,
they can kiss any MAX sale to Delta goodbye :(

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 724
Views: 200347

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

ikolkyo wrote:
AA is expected to take their first 737 MAX this Thursday 9/28,



Don't they normally fly newly delivered 737's to the TUL MX base?

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 30
Views: 4795

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Man I was hoping they would go with a new livery. The AF1 paint is one of the most boring 747 paints out there. But I guess it's easier to maintain with all those cheat lines. That livery was designed in part by Jackie Kennedy for the VC-137's so I doubt anyone would dare suggest revising the liver...

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2219
Views: 314879

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

That no roo on the engine thing REALLY annoys me. I hope they will put them on their current fleet when they repaint like the a380. I bought a Gemini Jets 1:200 QF B789 2-3 months ago and thought they made a mistake on the model when I saw no 'Roos on the engine nacelles. Sadly, they were correct.

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31693

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm sure AA could use a few A359ULR jets to open up new city pairs like MIA- JNB DFW / ORD - India , MIA-Tokyo DFW-TLV to name a few :) You do know that AA has already tried ORD - India with the 777-200ER, no real need for the A359ULR for this route. Okay, how about DFW - DEL ......... that would g...

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