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by Sooner787
Fri May 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 84
Views: 20476

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

andrej wrote:
At first, I was not too sure if this is best for NT. However, I am very impressed.

This is amazing! Simply put, an elegant refresh.

Lufthansa should learn how to refresh a corporate identity. This is the way to go.


United needs to hire the designers of this awesome new livery asap :)

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by Sooner787
Fri May 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 243
Views: 19069

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

DAL can easily grow beyond its current size of 20 gates. Remember that the airport use to be the principle airport for the region with ~70 gates until DFW opened. It is artificially being restrained far below its max capacity. MDW has double the gates of DFW with more passengers and aircraft moveme...

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by Sooner787
Fri May 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 243
Views: 19069

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Allow commercial flights out of the Collin County Airport in McKinney. Majority of the area's growth is up there in big sky country. Love Field is a landlocked in town airport like Midway that really can't grown beyond it's current size. DAL can easily grow beyond its current size of 20 gates. Reme...

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by Sooner787
Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 243
Views: 19069

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Allow commercial flights out of the Collin County Airport in McKinney.

Majority of the area's growth is up there in big sky country.

Love Field is a landlocked in town airport like Midway that really can't grown beyond it's current size.

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by Sooner787
Thu May 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14076

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Also, DL has the MD-80 & MD-90 retirements to deal with as well as bringing the new CS100
fleet up to speed. Makes sense to make the investment to keep the A320's going for awhile longer

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by Sooner787
Wed May 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air launching DFW today
Replies: 32
Views: 3250

Re: WOW Air launching DFW today

Has WW 191 departed KEF yet?
I've been checkin Flightaware and still shows " Scheduled"

And I agree....WW should've found a better flight number than 191 :(

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by Sooner787
Tue May 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 62
Views: 7553

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

But it didn't have a perfect operational record except for the crash in 2000. There was a Concorde flight from IAD to CDG in 1979 that had wing damage from a blown tire at takeoff. A passenger noticed damage on the wing and was able to get a pilot to look at it before the plane got up to supersonic...

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by Sooner787
Sun May 20, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21047

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Earlier post mentioned 2020 EIS, so I assume test frames are in the air early next year, so perhaps rollout before
Xmas break 2018

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by Sooner787
Fri May 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways close to wrapping up MAX aircraft order
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Jet Airways close to wrapping up MAX aircraft order

Perhaps an announcement in a few weeks at Farnborough?

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by Sooner787
Fri May 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 155
Views: 6963

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Sure wish AA would've painted their first 77W in the clAAsic silver livery, that would've been a sight to behold :)

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by Sooner787
Thu May 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2606

Re: Kīlauea erupts to FL 300:

I just read the plume was drifting southeast, so shouldn't effect the airways int HNL for the time being.

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by Sooner787
Thu May 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees
Replies: 18
Views: 3260

Re: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees

I’m quite curious how they got it into the airport in the first place. It’s not exactly the first time something like this has happened, and the TSA/DHS/FBI should’ve done something about it by now. I'm not sure how it is at DFW or other airports but at my airport airside employees go through basic...

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by Sooner787
Wed May 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17549

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

So anyone know when LH will repaint their first 380 in the new livery?

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by Sooner787
Tue May 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4310

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I suspect Delta's narrow body future revolves around the A32X NEOs as well as the C Series ( A210 A230 )

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by Sooner787
Fri May 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come
Replies: 29
Views: 3271

Re: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come

While DL, B6, and F9 are domestic carriers that already serve DFW, all 3 of these carriers have opportunities to add additional nonstop routes out of DFW. DL could bring back nonstop service to its SEA hub and its BOS and RDU focus cities from DFW. B6 could add nonstop service to FLL and JFK from D...

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by Sooner787
Fri May 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1552
Views: 108961

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Don't you love it when some desk sitter air force wonk creates an issue without establishing what the existing fleet experience is. Then has to eat crow or become the turkey that made the aircraft undeliverable. That's one way of looking at it. Another is to point out that Boeing has made improveme...

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by Sooner787
Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28493

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

seahawk wrote:
Considering the fleet planing anything other than a 787 would be a gigantic surprise.


If Boeing offers UAL the same deal they gave AA for Dreamliners, the RFP is theirs to lose

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by Sooner787
Mon May 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4545

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

Southwest has something like 500 73G's right now, you can't replace that many frames overnight.

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by Sooner787
Mon May 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33148

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

You know, Boeing could offer BA earlier delivery slots for additional 787's and eventually 777X's
if ETIHAD ends up cancelling or deferring their Boeing orders.

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by Sooner787
Fri May 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33148

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

ILNFlyer wrote:
They may surprise us. Will be interesting to see the order announcement later down the road.


Would definitely liven things up if a big order were announced at Farnbourough :)

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by Sooner787
Fri May 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May the 4th be with you at Heathrow
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: May the 4th be with you at Heathrow

Love it, especially the cancelled flight to Alderaan

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by Sooner787
Fri May 04, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33148

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

I'm betting on quite a few 78J's ....also curiuos if they opt for GE engines instead of thr RR Trents.

BA can't be happy with the current RR engine mess and might take the chance to send a strong message to RR

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by Sooner787
Wed May 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 22009

Re: American Airlines winter 2018 network changes

BA 192/193 still showing on the ba.com site. I'd hate to see them leave and stick us with only AA on DFWLHR None of the changes are uploaded. AA 38/39 (MIA-LHR) are still on the AA site. The changes will come over the weekend. BA isn’t pulling out of DFW-LHR likely a down gauge if anything. BA192/1...

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2018 Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2018 Loads

Fingers still crossed that EK decides to bring their 380's back to DFW

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7692

Re: N772SW on way to WA

Safe to assume that bird will have new registration number when she departs KPAE?

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26390

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

What is the ETOPS number required for US west coast- Hawaii flight? 180 240?

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by Sooner787
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian divesting itself of up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 7582

Re: Norwegian shuffles it's fleet, again

you know, if DY were to shut down anytime soon, there would be a scramble for their 787's ,
not so much for the airframes, but for the newest version of the RR Trents hanging off their wings :) .

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by Sooner787
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 202
Views: 41293

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

I'm wondering how many of these stored 777's will get short term work covering for the RR
powered 787's that are currently grounded?

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by Sooner787
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20312

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

The Airbus brand is gold to airlines customers, this is a good way to show potential CS customers
that Airbus is committed to the C Series long term.

So we'd have the A210 , A230 and possibly the A250 ?

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by Sooner787
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 91
Views: 12014

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278311/lufthansa-s19-preliminary-long-haul-changes-as-of-23apr18/ Lufthansa looks to be bringing in the 346 to DFW for Summer 2019. Can't wait to see this bird in DFW. Great news. Maybe LH will have a few A346's in new livery by next summer :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12792

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

How long until DL makes an offer to AS for their 2 KDAL gates?

Doesn't make sense for AS to operate from both DFW and Love Field,
especially with such a small presence in the Dallas market

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 4971

Re: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet

Am I the only one who thinks DL could use the A35J ? Seems those are better 744
replacements than the 359's IMHO

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by Sooner787
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25388

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Anyone know how many 789's Virgin Atlantic still have parked due to their RR engine issues?

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by Sooner787
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4891

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2018/04/here-it-is-first-artists-impression-of.html It would be a gorgeous aircraft if this is the final version but it seems way too advanced for China to design and build: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rnFowvfI_tA/WsqSDKO0jcI/AAAAAAAAhQI/i8cE02Nx2McYzS1yAwSmzuV9_2QJ...

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 414
Views: 97786

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Local Spotter Huy Do caught it out on the flight line yesterday. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/26419480737_7a8ce7f75b_c.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 9 United Airlines N67501 LN6834 by Huy Do , on Flickr Memo to geminijets..... I need a 1:200 UA 737 MAX 9 diecast asap please :) When is UA taking delivery...

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 414
Views: 97786

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Local Spotter Huy Do caught it out on the flight line yesterday. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/26419480737_7a8ce7f75b_c.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 9 United Airlines N67501 LN6834 by Huy Do , on Flickr Memo to geminijets..... I need a 1:200 UA 737 MAX 9 diecast asap please :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74054

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Still hoping in another 5 years or so, AA announces a follow on order for 78J's to begin
replacing the remaining 77E's in their fleet.

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by Sooner787
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 6784

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

Looking forward to seeing LH's B748 in Houston ,

makes up for KLM withdrawing their 744 service from IAH :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6958

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leo...

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9933

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

A connector walkway between Terminal C and Terminal E should be added at DFW if AA plans on operating out of the Terminal E Satellite. There are walkways connecting Terminals A, B, C, and D to each other, but there are no walkways connecting Terminal E to the other terminals. The connector walkway ...

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1732

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

I'm pretty sure DFW will be among the first markets to see QR's and possibley EK's 779's ,
That'll be a treat seeing that big bird and her folding wingtips every day :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Defers Salaries of Some Employees
Replies: 35
Views: 5174

Re: Jet Airways Defers Salaries of Some Employees

If 9W can't meet payroll, how do they pay for fuel at far flung foreign destinations
once word of this gets around ?

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1732

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

Interesting. Passengers: EK + QR + EY ~38,000 Capacity: EK + QR + EY ~53,000 If you take away EY's ~14,000 seats, the load factors are close to 100%. EK/QR upgauge to A380? Also, Japan Air has 90% capacity utilization. I'm sure EK would contemplate bringing the A380 back to DFW, but I think they wi...

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7739

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

This virus was in outbreak for 4 days and was patched a year ago. Why in the world is Boeing not updating their computers to be protected from these kind of things? So there was some idiot in South Carolina who clicked on an e-mailed link, which they know they're not supposed to do, and it apparent...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 29978

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

They are significantly taller than the previous 777 windows but not as tall as those on the 787. Boeing's 777X website has a comparative picture somewhere. This? https://imagr.eu/up/MNBdz_Screenshot_from_2017-10-11_14-51-44.png Will the 777X use the same "dimmable" windows as the 787 or h...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7445

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

Too bad Earl Scheib doesn't paint airplanes, I bet NK would be interested if they could save a couple bucks :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 414
Views: 97786

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

CONTACREW wrote:
The United 737 Max 9 fleet will have the same wavy line as the 787 fleet.


Can't wait to see that on the Max 9's and I assume the Max 10's

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30337

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Looks like we'll be seeing the 78J in AA livery in the next few years.

IIRC..... AA has 58 options for 787's , enough to replace the entire 77E fleet
and then some :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 414
Views: 97786

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

CBW wrote:
It looks like UA is going with some kind of special livery on the max... Keep your eyes peeled.


Hmmm perhaps a livery similar to their Dreamliners?

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