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by ikolkyo
Mon May 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 42-300 Converted to -500/600?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: ATR 42-300 Converted to -500/600?

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... Bombardier
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Bombardier goes the extra mile with the CRJ family. The CRJ-700 prototype got fuselage plugs to become the -900 prototype and more plugs to be the current -1000 prototype.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... Bombardier

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by ikolkyo
Sun May 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 36960

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

All of the engine comparisons are ok but of little importance. There are few Russian Engines in Western service to compare the strength and reliability to GE, Rolls, and Pratt. And?? That's what REALLY Counts. Is there a solid reliability program? Is there Solid Engineering in the field to support ...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 27, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Why do you people think British is going to return to DTW? What is wrong with your heads? If London isn't successful, they're got going to buy into it!!! Stop making assumptions that British would be good for this market when it's clearly not!!! This is a Detroit thread, which means that does not a...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 335
Views: 76749

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBf5ruETnxs&t=0s
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WestJet livery is looking sharp on the MAX.

Meanwhile the MAX 9 is doing some Paris Air Show practice currently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBf5ruETnxs&t=0s

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 26, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1794
Views: 162436

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Damn, shame to see a 787 become scrap.

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320s Parked at DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: Spirit A320s Parked at DFW

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1360153&hilit=Spirit+A320neo+grounding
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Couple months ago there was a large discussion about it, in the following thread opener there were up to 3 NEOs parked.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1360153&hilit=Spirit+A320neo+grounding

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anshabhi wrote:
No one reported this??

9W will retire its entire ATR 72 fleet:
http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 618_1.html


Well the thread is about Indigo..

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 26, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - CLE-YYZ-PVG-SIN-PVG-YYZ-CLE AC/MU J
Replies: 5
Views: 2949

Re: Trip Report - CLE-YYZ-PVG-SIN-PVG-YYZ-CLE AC/MU J

Love me a Trip Report with lots of pictures! Great work for this being your very first one. Just one small correction, that Jet Airways aircraft is an A330-300. VT-JWR to be exact.

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 26, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

This container capability can also be a hindrance. It weighs more. Requires more ground equipment. Breaks down. It also is a major pain to the operation if something as simple as a gate change occurs since not all of ACs aircraft have it, thus not all gates have FMC loaders parked at them. As for a...

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 26, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 335
Views: 76749

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnpkCthGYU8
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I don't know about first because there are plenty of them on YouTube.

Here is a shot of the engine on takeoff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnpkCthGYU8

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 26, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 696
Views: 99195

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnu6CkTHC_U
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Nice walkthrough of the 77W cabin I came across, I like the interior.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnu6CkTHC_U

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 25, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 335
Views: 76749

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/WestJet/status/867757816055963648
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First WestJet 737 MAX has been painted.
Image


https://twitter.com/WestJet/status/867757816055963648

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

.. In the case of the E190 it seems for whatever reason they really wanted to reduce the fleet size quickly, there is really no correlation of the MAX 8 and 9 to an aircraft in the 100 seat category. Plus they ordered the CSeries year or 2 later to help replace the remaining aircraft and the A319. ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 25, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

Anyone know how this route is performing? Is this the Boeing - Boeing plant shuttle? Unless I missed something, 737s are only built in Renton. CHS is only building the two larger 787 variants. This is a regularly scheduled route. I believe he means a plant shuttle for workers, but as you said it's ...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 24, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

https://www.flightradar24.com/ASA787/d8033fc

Before the 739 hate comes, on the 22nd a B738 also stopped in MSP.
https://www.flightradar24.com/flight/as787
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FR24 shows the route being operated by a 739. N407AS
https://www.flightradar24.com/ASA787/d8033fc

Before the 739 hate comes, on the 22nd a B738 also stopped in MSP.
https://www.flightradar24.com/flight/as787

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 24, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

As expected / dismissed for years, AC doesn't want to let go it's A321s. MAX deal or not. Even the LEAP powered 737-9s can't replace it's capacity, LD3-45 / pallet capability and airfield performance for longer flights. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8488/8210672701_95afd15c04_b.jpg Or the A321s are...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

As expected / dismissed for years, AC doesn't want to let go it's A321s. MAX deal or not. Even the LEAP powered 737-9s can't replace it's capacity, LD3-45 / pallet capability and airfield performance for longer flights. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8488/8210672701_95afd15c04_b.jpg Or the A321s are...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 24, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 105
Views: 8979

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Aeromexico 498, collision with a Piper near LA in 1986.

Required all light aircraft have a Mode-C transponder that can report altitude and all jets in US airspace to be equipped with TCAS.

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 24, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR
Replies: 20
Views: 6533

Re: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR

Was apparently an aborted take off because of an engine fire indication.

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 24, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR
Replies: 20
Views: 6533

UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR

Breaking as we speak , waiting for more info. BREAKING: Sitting on plane @EWRairport which has been closed due to an evacuation here. We're going deboarding. No other info at the moment. https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/867186934145273860 Update: UA 1579 EWR-SFO has evacuated on the tarmac htt...

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 335
Views: 76749

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD02/d7cd132

Routing should be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL
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https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD02/d7cd132

Routing should be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL

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by ikolkyo
Mon May 22, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 54
Views: 11389

Re: Brussels Airlines orders new A330-300 equipment

Finally, they convert a single engine type in that fleet. They have all 3 engine OEMs in their A330 fleet.

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by ikolkyo
Mon May 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

First cabin shots have come in, vastly different to their current interior. I hope they keep their word on refitting the aircraft with IFE.
Image

Source:https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/866483603085025280

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by ikolkyo
Mon May 22, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: 737 MAX Inaugural Commercial Flight

9M-LRC will be doing the honors today for the first 737 MAX flight with paying customers. She will operate MXD803 from KUL-SIN today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAY5WbWU0AA94uR.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAZPymOVoAAws5C.jpg Live updates and pictures here : https://twitter.com/airwaysliv...

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by ikolkyo
Mon May 22, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

737 MAX Inaugural Commercial Flight

9M-LRC will be doing the honors today for the first 737 MAX flight with paying customers. She will operate MXD803 from KUL-SIN today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAY5WbWU0AA94uR.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAZPymOVoAAws5C.jpg Live updates and pictures here : https://twitter.com/airwayslive

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by ikolkyo
Sun May 21, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14364

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

The A321s AA is using BOS-LAX are described as having 'sharklets.' Is this how they differentiate the ones AA bought themselves from the very tired ones they assumed from USAirways? I've been on both (New from Boston to Dallas and Old from Sacramento to Charlotte and from Charlotte to Boston). Yes ...

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by ikolkyo
Sun May 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 6721

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

Yeah I'm not liking how quiet this investigation has been. Hope it does end up like 990.

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by ikolkyo
Sun May 21, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 SIN-SFO medical diversion to NRT 20 May
Replies: 22
Views: 4597

Re: UA 2 SIN-SFO medical diversion to NRT 20 May

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /WSSS/RJAA
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Taking a look at this map, how is HNL equidistant? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /WSSS/RJAA

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 20, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use
Replies: 16
Views: 6035

Re: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use

Air Austral is removing part of its 777 fleet again. After the 77Es its now the older 77Ws which are being withdrawn from use. BTW. many predicted AirAustral's B787 (belonging to the first off production line) to be unreliable. Are the B787's as reliable as the B777-300, they will replaces? As said...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7074

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

Quote: "The A321LR has had several articles with airline sources stating it is unable to replace the 757. It does 90% of the job, but the 10% it fails to accomplish is a huge problem. Enter the 787 or MOM....." Again, incorrect number. Both the 737Max and 320Neo families already perform 9...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89087

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Interesting. What causes that, and why? Even more interesting is that the 789 still has more range the the 788, I'm assuming the 789 has a larger center tank? No, both planes have roughly the same fuel capacity. The 789 having more range it is because the 788 is MTOW limited, you can't fill the tan...

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by ikolkyo
Sat May 20, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89087

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

LAX772LR wrote:
Stitch wrote:
in fact, the 787-8's wing tank capacity is 380 liters more in total than the 787-9's

Interesting. What causes that, and why?


Even more interesting is that the 789 still has more range the the 788, I'm assuming the 789 has a larger center tank?

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1922
Views: 181112

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Don't know when the last time someone asked this was, but when will N302FR be delivered (if it is even going to be)? N302FR (MSN 7181) has been cancelled. Instead, the "Flo the Flamingo" livery was applied to N308FR (MSN 7538). I don't know if the registration will be used on another airc...

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17928

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I feel that this will be an A320neo vs 737-8 battle. I'm pulling for the MAX

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by ikolkyo
Fri May 19, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use
Replies: 16
Views: 6035

Re: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use

I'm pretty sure their plan was to replace the older aircraft with new builds.

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

I thought WN was supposed to be the 1st Max operator? Can't operate them until all classics are retired so MAX operations will begin at the start of October. Well technically I think they can (just can't let the MAX pilots fly the Classics), but WN doesn't want to for operational flexibility reason...

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Interesting that they have also opted to remove PTVs given that the rest of their 737 fleet is equipped with them. Pitch has also been reduced to 31 inches from 32. Last i heard they established themselves as a Full Service Carrier. Is this now being reconsidered? I flew with them last year to KTM ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

rj777 wrote:
I thought WN was supposed to be the 1st Max operator?


Can't operate them until all classics are retired so MAX operations will begin at the start of October.

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by ikolkyo
Thu May 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2250
Views: 104443

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I was wondering how things were going, good to hear some positive news about engines these days...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits
Replies: 42
Views: 8644

Re: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits

maortega15 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
I doubt they can afford it or want to pay the high cost. Possibly a 777BCF if that is planned from a 200ER or non ER.


They just ordered 748Fs, I think they can afford it.

air Hong Kong didn't order any 748Fs.


My bad, thought the topic was on UPS.

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89087

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Only Keeseje would be using an Airbus marketing slide....

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Delivery flights are private flights, ETDO does not apply. That route is within 2% of the great circle track. They probably stop in ANC as the headwinds across the Pacific could increase the flight time by a fair margin. Most 737 delivery flights go island hopping in the Pacific through HNL then MA...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Delivery flights are private flights, ETDO does not apply. That route is within 2% of the great circle track. They probably stop in ANC as the headwinds across the Pacific could increase the flight time by a fair margin. That's interesting then, their other deliveries have went through HNL in the p...

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

https://fr24.com/MXD01/d6a66be

Looks like until the aircraft is ETOPS certified he delivery route will be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL.
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Aircraft looks to be on its third and final leg to KUL.

https://fr24.com/MXD01/d6a66be

Looks like until the aircraft is ETOPS certified he delivery route will be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL.

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits
Replies: 42
Views: 8644

Re: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits

b747400erf wrote:
maortega15 wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
The A330P2F replaces the A300F, so what replaces the 744BCF?

Most likely the 777F.

I doubt they can afford it or want to pay the high cost. Possibly a 777BCF if that is planned from a 200ER or non ER.


They just ordered 748Fs, I think they can afford it.

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by ikolkyo
Wed May 17, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD01/d699cb2
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Aircraft is now on its 2nd leg, not sure where its heading though. https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD01/d699cb2

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD01/d692c2e
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Looks like the aircraft is on its way to Malaysia. https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD01/d692c2e

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 16, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR
Replies: 46
Views: 6243

Re: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR

https://www.flightradar24.com/IRA701B/d691424
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Someone83 wrote:
Seems like the first three or four just took of from TLS on their delivery flights to Iran


Indeed, very cool to see all 4 flying together. Looks like they are stopping in Athens for some fuel. https://www.flightradar24.com/IRA701B/d691424

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 16, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits
Replies: 42
Views: 8644

Re: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits

The 757/767 fleet will also get cockpit upgrades, including the center EICAS displays. http://www.aviationtoday.com/2017/05/09/ups-upgrade-boeing-757-767-cockpits/ http://cdn.aviationtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/767-lds-new.jpg Looks like what Fedex is getting on its 767s from the factory. ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue May 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout
Replies: 35
Views: 20718

Re: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout

Looks like the avherald post was updated, includes some wild pictures of the challenger's cabin. Link also includes some data on the aircraft during the upset. http://avherald.com/img/emirates_a388_a6-eul_arabian_sea_170107_6.jpg http://avherald.com/img/mhv_c604_d-amsc_arabian_sea_170107_1.jpg http:...

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