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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 194
Views: 47359

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Back to work LN-BKE, vacation is over!

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22074

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy? Given current gen 777 cabin noise levels, especially compared to A330/A340/A350/A380/...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Error on FR24?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Error on FR24?

It’s a new feature for the good ol 777, but yes probably just a glitch. Pretty common.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 112
Views: 15577

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

TTailedTiger wrote:

Agreed about DL and LH about being big on maintenance contracts. But neither are a likey candidates for the NMA. Both have the A321 already.


Even though DL is on record saying they have interest in being a launch customer for NMA...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 4685

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

For these here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/ Only for domestic USA flights. Others have to come from other sources such as ACARS. How do I go about using this? Pretty confused. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx Choose the operating airline, departing airport and date of ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 112
Views: 15577

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

So what’s giving you the impression the NMA is shrinking? All this says is Boeing should use the NMA as a basis for NSA.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 4685

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

AS 156 // ANC-LAX // (11-Jun-2012) - B738 // N520AS B6 500 // LGB-ANC // (18-Jun-2012) - A320 // N637JB AS 88 // ANC-SEA // (22-Sep-2012) - B738 // N592AS AS 101 // SEA-ANC // (26-Sep-2012) - B739 // N323AS (ACARS correct) Curious - where do you find this? For these here: https://www.transtats.bts....

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22074

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 17952?s=21
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TropicalSky wrote:
Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building......


That is actually the 1st 777X. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 17952?s=21

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 14824

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Flydubai began 737 MAX 9 ops today with A6-FNB. Looks to be scheduled on FZ 687/688 as of now.

It seems FZ is doing interior fitting for the -9 at GSO. It took an awful long time for the first of the 3 -9s to leave. Not sure when when -FNA and FNC will leave for Dubai.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 13809

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

This is what happens when you stick A320/A321's on routes that should be 757/767/A330's. Those Airbus aircraft just don't have proper range to be doing westbound transcon flights. B6 seems to have quite frequent fuel diversions to SLC on their transcon flights. It has the range it’s just that the w...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 71
Views: 13018

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

N14001 will again operate UA807/808 tomorrow.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 2644

Re: B787 Go around

Confident it’s hand flying, especially in those conditions.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 10885

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

Odd that they went for the version with one door, whenever I've boarded an A321 in Frankfurt they've used both doors. I wonder why Airbus decided to keep the set of larger doors behind the wing rather than in front, if they wanted to get rid of one set. Not their choice, it's the new ACF configurat...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 10885

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

The first A321Neo has emerged from the factory in Finkenwerder, with no engines, but you can see LH opted for the version with just one door ahead of the wing. Scheduled delivery for now is on April 1st. https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/47046312401/ Odd that they went for the version with o...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 71
Views: 13018

Re: UNITED B78X IAD-PEK

I bet they’ll be keen to see its real world performance on something like this.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Etihad restructures aircraft orders
Replies: 83
Views: 13046

Reuters: Etihad restructures aircraft orders

Airline says they will take 5 A35K, 6 779 and all A321neo and 787 as of now. Although it has been said that the A350s are unlikely to enter the fleet according to some on here. I wonder if the 777Xs will have the same fate if things don’t improve. https://uk.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKL5N20870Z?__t...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 194
Views: 27451

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Welp I guess that’s curtains for the A380 and EK 787-10.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 197
Views: 35234

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

I feel like when it comes time to slap new engines on the 787 and A350, it would greatly benefit the 787 more than the A350. Depending on efficiency improvements it could put the 787 in a position to eat up on the A350. It’s already a lighter aircraft that operates at lower weights and can operate ...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 197
Views: 35234

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

I feel like when it comes time to slap new engines on the 787 and A350, it would greatly benefit the 787 more than the A350. Depending on efficiency improvements it could put the 787 in a position to eat up on the A350. It’s already a lighter aircraft that operates at lower weights and can operate o...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 31
Views: 7344

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

The order for 4 787-9 and 4 787-10 is listed with GE engines, it would not surprise me if this is United, especially with the 737s thrown into the mix. The order for 10 787-9 has no engine selection, it could be a new customer. I was thinking United for those 787s too. Although maybe odd with the 7...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap has placed 48 of 50 Embraer E2s, aircraft residual value, and India
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: AerCap has placed 48 of 50 Embraer E2s, aircraft residual value, and India

I’d like to know who is behind all these aircraft, Azul behind the 195s possibly?

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by ikolkyo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas VH-OQA out of service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: Qantas VH-OQA MIA?

Pretty sure VH-OQA is at AUH for maintenance and refurbishment if my memory serves me correct.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.
Replies: 29
Views: 8495

2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.

Two Kenya Airways Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft collide on the ground at JKIA. Reg 5Y-KYR jumped off chocks while on ground run, crew tried to steer it from hitting hangar walls, hit parked plane Reg 5Y-FFF. Both aircraft badly damaged, 5Y-KYR will be out of service for a long time https://pbs.twimg.com...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 at the double overhead Memphis
Replies: 13
Views: 3699

Re: Delta A220 at the double overhead Memphis

Pretty sure this is a FR24 glitch, common as said above. This ordeal isn't showing on Flightaware.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Eurowings 737 painted
Replies: 16
Views: 3261

Re: First Eurowings 737 painted

I like the fit, it’d be better with purple(whatever color the font is) engines.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4691

Re: Brussels Airlines cancels all flights ahead general strike

Wow, so Brussels will just come to a screeching halt. Crazy.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 12698

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

Did the nose gear make contact? Hard to tell from the GIF. That exact moment must not have been fun. Exciting for sure. Here’s the original video, nose gear looks good. https://twitter.com/bigjettvlive/status/1093858770961223680?s=21 This reminds me of the ANA 787 thread I started last year, same s...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 15368

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

Did ET sell their six RR 787-8s and lease them back? I ask because Boeing's O&D shows them as direct sales to ET (along with 10 787-8s with GEnx power). No, the six terrible teens were never purchased by ET. They were leased from Boeing Capital who then sold the leases on to other lessors. ET d...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 15368

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

I happen to agree with seaboddca's summary on why LN10 was parked, but I also speculate it has the *lowest* monthly lease payments and would be one of the few I'd pick if I were on RR's team to minimize penalty payments. :spin: Convenient and cheap. Partially as few wanted a widebody missing the ab...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit
Replies: 60
Views: 7401

Re: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit

I swear these incidents are getting more and more frequent, quite pathetic.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Jet MAX 7 order in doubt
Replies: 35
Views: 6026

Re: West Jet MAX 7 order in doubt

I found this quite interesting, the CEO suggests sending the -10 TATL. “We really want to evaluate the Max 10,’’ Sims said. “It’s got significant additional seat capacity -- up to 30 extra seats -- and at least the same level of range as the Max 8. The beauty for us in the Max is essentially it’s a ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 217
Views: 36564

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it formally canceled a longstanding order for eight Airbus SE A380 superjumbo jets. "Following discussions with Airbus, Qantas has now formalized its decision not to take eight additional A380s that were ordered in 2006,&quo...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 217
Views: 36564

QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it formally canceled a longstanding order for eight Airbus SE A380 superjumbo jets. "Following discussions with Airbus, Qantas has now formalized its decision not to take eight additional A380s that were ordered in 2006,&quo...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR: 'Perfect Storm'?
Replies: 37
Views: 6996

Re: RR: 'Perfect Storm'?

I took a domestic flight from PEK on November 28, 2018 and when boarding (apron position) I saw this B789 at CA's mx area. I took this snap shot with my iPhone just for fun/documentation. The registration is not easy to read but I am quite sure it's poor B-7899. So stored for seven months? By my ma...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR: 'Perfect Storm'?
Replies: 37
Views: 6996

Re: RR: 'Perfect Storm'?

Below in the list is also the approximate date of when aircraft last operated in service [...] CA B-7899 13-Apr [...] I took a domestic flight from PEK on November 28, 2018 and when boarding (apron position) I saw this B789 at CA's mx area. I took this snap shot with my iPhone just for fun/document...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing partners with Aerion on AS2 supersonic business jet
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: Boeing partners with Aerion on AS2 supersonic business jet

tjh8402 wrote:
Wasn’t Airbus previously a partner on this?


Yes, then they dumped Airbus for Lockheed and now they have been dumped for Boeing.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing partners with Aerion on AS2 supersonic business jet
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Boeing partners with Aerion on AS2 supersonic business jet

Looks like Boeing is in and Lockheed is out. CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accel...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 80694

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A engine RFP does not mean you could not have been working with one OEM already. True - but as many have speculated - if NMA is 2025 the engines will be a derivative of existing technology - basically a sized up PW1100 or Leap with PIP's - or a downsize of one of the widebody engines - they won't n...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11056

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

What I also find odd is why the gear is still down and locked.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 70
Views: 12448

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

mrh777 wrote:
Any idea why PIT? Why not one of the hubs?


Probably just a stopover.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 16496

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

Unlike others here I like the new livery. Old livery was just dated.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 16889

Re: KLM widebody shortage

And what would KLM want with A380's, even in a pinch. The planes would offer first class & premium economy, which KLM doesn't have, and would be flying half-empty at higher operating cost. AF/KLM knows best, but of course they could be retrofitted to a KL compatible cabin layout. Despite them b...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28050

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

Unacceptable behavior, wow..

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737MAX with 777X Style Interior?
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: 737MAX with 777X Style Interior?

Highly doubt they would add dimmable windows to the 737 but the rest is a possibility. However I doubt they will.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 14683

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

Even longer than PER-LHR which QF operates with 236pax and apparently a bit of cargo

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 32676

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The sidewalls seem more vertical than the current 777s.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 35
Views: 16089

ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

Quite an odd one here, bad computer glitch me thinks. Engines are RR T1000s An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-8, registration JA825A performing flight NH-985 from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami (Japan) with 109 passengers and 9 crew, landed on Itami's runway 32L, touched down, the crew deployed the ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines announces strategy for coming years
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

Re: Austrian to remove Q400 fleet; grow Airbus NB fleet

Single model replacement on the WB side of things screams 787 in the long term.

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