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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China MAX 8 flying a long way from home
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Re: Air China MAX 8 flying a long way from home

qf789 wrote:
The APEC summit is in Port Moresby so going off the flight number the flight is there to carry Chinese officials


Looks about right as the aircraft is descending in now., thanks.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China MAX 8 flying a long way from home
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Air China MAX 8 flying a long way from home

https://fr24.com/CCA056/1e99c103
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The aircraft, B-1396 is about 7 hours into its mysterious journey. Any idea what this aircraft is up to?

https://fr24.com/CCA056/1e99c103

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by ikolkyo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 11721

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

I was the oddball, I was always excited to see them come in. A319s and A320s aren't all that interesting from an enthusiast standpoint. And what exactly is so interesting about an MD80? It was made by a company who built planes superior to Airbus or Boeing. Obviously not the case since that was lit...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

All that weight on that little wing, that thing is gonna struggle to get up to a high altitude.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17067

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Yeah I feel the Sunrise aircraft would go to other long range destination.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways converts 10 A321neo into A321neoLR’s
Replies: 8
Views: 1897

Re: Qatar Airways orders 10 A321NEO-LR

They already converted their entire A320neo order to 50 A321NX. Looks like 10 of em will be fitted with tanks and such.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

jagraham wrote:
Boeing offered higher MTOW on the 78J during initial conversations. Most airlines said they would prefer the lower CASM and would get a 77x (or perhaps an A35J?) if they wanted the range.


What MTOW are we talking here? That 789 undercarriage is limiting it.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Beatyair wrote:
I can see Delta picking up some A330-800’s. The 800 is the true replacement right now for the 767-300’s and thoughts 767 are getting old. Unless Boeing can get off the pot and get going on there new plane.


A338 is way too much plane to be a 767 replacement, I think DL has its eyes on the 797.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Most airlines don’t even utilize max range of most of the aircraft that they order so why is the -10’s lack of range an issue all of a sudden? Because it's a.net, and some people just have a need to be that way. Look at the routes flown by the carriers you consider prospects for 787-10s. Delta, for...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 116928

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

817Dreamliiner wrote:
olle wrote:
9 abreast with 17 inch seats? what does 787 have?

The 787 has 17.2 inches with 2 inch armrests. The A330 can do 17 inches at 9 abreast with 1.5 inch armrests.


I really do wonder by armrest isn’t shrunk on the 787. The A350 and other Airbus products have all been doing it.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

The 787-10 has kind of the same "small wing" syndrome as the A321. It wants further, but lacks the wing with 40t payload, (280 passengers, headwind, reserves and well filled cargo containers); <5000Nm http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm262/ferpe_bucket/343787-10and350-900realPilotsPRcha...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 116928

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fabulous :-) Hopefully, Airbus would release a video of the A338 's first flight. :crossfingers: Here's a better clip of the run up to FF ..... http://video-eu.assetsadobe.com/airbus/_renditions_/9c4/9c446745-2c2f-43a9-9d6b-6cc19d433cbc/avs/airbus-a330-800neo-footage-br-0x1080-15000k.mp4 https://ai...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 146
Views: 15079

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

unrave wrote:
End of month rush deliveries (cotd.):
LN 7165 VT-MXA SpiceJet MAX 8 #2 and
LN 7220 VT-MXD SpiceJet MAX 8 #3
were delivered yesterday (1NOV18)


Looks like you’re in the wrong thread, haha.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 265479

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 2638220288

This is off topic, but does anyone know what the 4 holer is right behind the OMA 787? Looks like an LY livery.


AN-124.
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AAlaxfan wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Oma Air 789 A4O-SG departing PAE for delivery to MCT

Image

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 2638220288

This is off topic, but does anyone know what the 4 holer is right behind the OMA 787? Looks like an LY livery.


AN-124.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

sbrunei wrote:


That video before boarding is a Lion Air 737-800, not a MAX 8.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: JetBlue New Special Livery

I wish they’d use some of these livery’s on their Sharklet A320s/A321s.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: JetBlue New Special Livery

I wish they’d use some of these livery’s on their Sharklet A320s/A321s.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 14862

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

I do not understand how the 789, which flies several of the longest flights in the world, when 20 feet of fuselage length to it, can barely make it past LHR to the west coast. Something about all of these range estimates just doesn't add up to me. The 787-10 also has the same MTOW and Landing weigh...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 668
Views: 189662

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Speaking of the A319neo, how is flight test going?

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by ikolkyo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 7632

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Don’t see how it’s any different from IAG, just that their name isn’t associated with a certain airline.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 137
Views: 14208

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtop ... &t=1407333

Makes sense given their strong partnership with Delta.


Does that mean we MIGHT finally see the 737-600 here? (That is if it has the range)


Highly doubt it.
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Narfish641 wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
As is being discussed in another thread; WestJet is adding YYC-ATL: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtop ... &t=1407333

Makes sense given their strong partnership with Delta.


Does that mean we MIGHT finally see the 737-600 here? (That is if it has the range)


Highly doubt it.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I’ve seen a few comments on it already but I just wanted to ask the question outright since I don’t know a ton about Asian carriers. I’ve heard of lionair but I don’t know much about them. ULCC? Thoughts on their safety in general? If they are buying new planes that usually is good sign in my mind ...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/flig ... eed-graph/
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Raw data from FR24 on this flight, if I'm reading this correctly this aircraft hit a vertical speed of over -30,000ft/minute. Absolutely out of control
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https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/flig ... eed-graph/

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The BBC piece noted above contains the following: "Aviation consultant Gerry Soejatman told the BBC the MAX 8 had been experiencing problems since it was introduced, including problems maintaining a level flight" never heard of this problem or do we just have a troll looking for 30 second...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

musman9853 wrote:
YellowJ wrote:
Not to take away the focus from this sad situation; but is this a record from delivery to crash for any airline and/or aircraft made?



Even China Airlines 605 lasted 3 months.


I think I remember reading about a 707 on delivery flight that crashed.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I’ve seen a few comments on it already but I just wanted to ask the question outright since I don’t know a ton about Asian carriers. I’ve heard of lionair but I don’t know much about them. ULCC? Thoughts on their safety in general? If they are buying new planes that usually is good sign in my mind ...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Flight path is interesting climbs to about 5400ft and bounces around between 5400ft and 4900ft and then dips down to 4500, climbs up to 5500ft then suddenly dips down and contact is lost. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/jt610/#1e5ff318 And on Flightaware: Time (EDT) Latitude Longitude Co...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318175

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... /#1e5ff318
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Flight path is interesting climbs to about 5400ft and bounces around between 5400ft and 4900ft and then dips down to 4500, climbs up to 5500ft then suddenly dips down and contact is lost.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... /#1e5ff318

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by ikolkyo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 789 AMS-MSP
Replies: 14
Views: 2999

Re: KLM 789 AMS-MSP

Look at KL655 on FR24 looks like a winter switch to 789. I think I remember reading about it also.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2117
Views: 125597

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

AF 787-9 returns to Detroit today.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number
Replies: 32
Views: 5770

Re: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number

HA is tasked with flying the Seahawks this year due to widebody availability. The Hawks didn't want to fly on the 757s, so short term solution was using HA and having a soon to be retired 767 be set up for them. This is water cooler talk, so I don't know the validity of it. I think the 767 part is ...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number
Replies: 32
Views: 5770

Re: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number

HA is tasked with flying the Seahawks this year due to widebody availability. The Hawks didn't want to fly on the 757s, so short term solution was using HA and having a soon to be retired 767 be set up for them. This is water cooler talk, so I don't know the validity of it. I think the 767 part is ...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number
Replies: 32
Views: 5770

Re: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number

No they still fly with Delta I don’t think that’s correct, for their game at Chicago they definitely flew HA. https://twitter.com/805pineapple/status/1041848171725434881?s=21 Edit: Here is the flight on FlightAware, definitely with HA this season https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N382HA/history/2...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number
Replies: 32
Views: 5770

Re: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number

Looks like Delta needed to borrow a plane and crew. I know Delta does HALs maintenance in Seattle. His answer appears correct, you’re getting technical. HA’s website confirms that HA760 did indeed operate SEA-DTW this evening. Given that the Seahawks are a DL client, and multiple sources are includ...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number
Replies: 32
Views: 5770

Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number

https://fr24.com/HAL760IN/1e5ad3e

Any reason for it?
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So I was tracking the Seahawks charter to Detroit and it has a HA callsign but a DL flight number. It’s very strange.

https://fr24.com/HAL760IN/1e5ad3e

Any reason for it?

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by ikolkyo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 26995

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Incredible sight , but QF will need to upgauge aircraft on the route in a foreseeable future . But, QF has no intermediate model between 787-9 and A380. 747-400 and -ER variant have less range, less efficiency and have retirement date scheduled. Should they want to do that, Project Sunrise should s...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 27217

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

On TATL I would not be surprise if the 787 is a better fit. Delta must be insane to use the A350 TATL I said the 787 might be a better fit to replace A340s and maybe even A330s on TATL. I’m not saying the A350 is a horrible TATL aircraft it’s probably pretty damn good. Size wise I think the 787 mig...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 27217

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

I wouldn’t count out the 787, we have to think about not just LH but the group as a whole. On TATL I would not be surprise if the 787 is a better fit.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between Trent 1000 PK C and TEN
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: Difference between Trent 1000 PK C and TEN

TEN is a general PIP that powers all 787 variants, not just the -10.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 762
Views: 189739

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Anyone know where AA's 7M8s normally go for paint before delivery?


Either the paint shop at RNT or GEG. (BFI might have one also but I’m not sure.)

Edit: Now that I think about BFI has to have one, duh.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 6985

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

50 engine swaps.... Good god.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9795

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Why in the world do so many people think B6 and AS are primed for a merger? I don’t get it.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 105
Views: 16508

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
Jetblue has an MoU, not an order. Moxy also has an MoU.


JetBlue will definitely firm, who knows about Moxy.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12501

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Meh, I wish they went with option D. https://twitter.com/SunCountryAir/status/1003703990968832000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1003703990968832000&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Ftravel%2Fflights%2Ftodayinthesky%2F2018%2F06%2F11%2Fnew-sun-country-airlines...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 490
Views: 120186

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Sheesh man, the 787 just does not stop selling. Hell aren’t we still waiting on the EK 787-10 order also?

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by ikolkyo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17469

Re: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead

Didn’t they just recently top off their A350 order? I do expect them to order some more 789s though.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum

I’d love to know how they managed this, what is ATC doing?

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by ikolkyo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8144

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

I believe DL is waiting for 251t A339s so 2020 is a good bet.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 20
Views: 2510

Re: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?

While WN is currently planning on using ETOPS-certified 737-800 planes initially on its Hawaii to California nonstops, having ETOPS-certified 737-700's might help boost load factors on nonstop flights to and from its Hawaiian destinations. I do not expect WN to ETOPS-certify the oldest 737-700's in...

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