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by MileHFL400
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Re: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.

Any fleet updates? Isn’t a 777 too big for an airline that’s got no reputation to speak of?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

Re: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?

When is it due to go in to service?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?

According to popular flight blogger Sam Chui’s latest Instagram post, he ll be on the ferry flight to Doha in about 10 days!

Congrats to QR for finally taking it!

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by MileHFL400
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit
Replies: 21
Views: 1374

Re: Visiting the cockpit

BTW, was it possible or even common for pax to visit the cockpit during flight pre-2001.9 in the USA? When I was a child, I did it once in Europe (LX flight). I remember doing the same during a flight as a kid from Nairobi to Cairo on board an Egypt Air flight in 1995. Been in a few post flight. Ne...

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by MileHFL400
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17046

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Any updates on Boeing’s January?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 104751

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any updates on MSN 88?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 28879

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Looks like a real hot rod!

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by MileHFL400
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Air Show 2018-Orders/MOU
Replies: 8
Views: 2500

Re: Singapore Air Show 2018-Orders/MOU

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
AirAsia is going to order 30 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner probably, Korean Air I see them excited for a purchase of Airbus A350, A330Neo & more Boeing 787 Dreamliners


Are you on something?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24105

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Any chance Boeing might bring in a PIP and extend the production life of this beauty a few more years? I’m sure there have been advances in technology since the -8 was first launched. Back in 2013 Boeing started a study for the 747-8 Intercontinental known as "Project Ozark" to pull more ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24105

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Any chance Boeing might bring in a PIP and extend the production life of this beauty a few more years? I’m sure there have been advances in technology since the -8 was first launched. Back in 2013 Boeing started a study for the 747-8 Intercontinental known as "Project Ozark" to pull more ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 192985

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Will the star alliance painted A340-300s get any revisions?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24105

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Who said all quads are dead? This is brilliant? Any chance Boeing might bring in a PIP and extend the production life of this beauty a few more years? I’m sure there have been advances in technology since the -8 was first launched.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 24675

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The A330-800 (MSN 1888) has entered the paint shop. If it comes out all white with a "Your Name Could Be Here" on the fuselage would that mean Hawaiian Airlines cancelled? :rotfl: Seriously, I know it will be in Airbus House Colors - looking forward to seeing it once done. According to Av...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Re: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

Just noticed that SAA will be reducing number of flights from Joberg to Nairobi from the current 11 to 9 weekly. Could this maybe spur demand to the new Cape Town flight? No, I doubt that...it's mostly just part of SAA's route restructuring, which have included reductions and suspensions on several...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Re: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

Just noticed that SAA will be reducing number of flights from Joberg to Nairobi from the current 11 to 9 weekly. Could this maybe spur demand to the new Cape Town flight?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Re: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

jubguy3 wrote:
Good luck when Cape Town runs out of water :-/


What are you talking about?!

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Re: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

The 1-stop options via LVI (4 weekly) and VFA (3 weekly) will probably continue with E190...while the 3 nonstops will be with 737-800. They have lately at peak times and demand upgraded some 1-stop flights to 737. Are these new flights timed to connect with the new JFK flights perhaps? Well it arri...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Re: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

[*]

BartSimpson wrote:
Cool - maybe I will take them next time I'll have to go to CPT, just for fun.

As an aside, on Expedia at least one flight (on Tuesday) is shown with an E190 instead of the B737.


One has to wonder where all this capacity will come from for this and the new JFK route?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

So Kenya Airways seems to be back on an expansion path with new direct flights to supplement its one stop through livingston. The route will start in June 2018 3 weekly using a B737-800. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276933/kenya-airways-plans-nonstop-nairobi-cape-town-service-fr...

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15936

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

A codeshare relationship is easy to do and doesn’t cost much. There would be some benefit there, if KQ were willing to pay the passthrough rate for flights to and from JFK. KL does sell tickets on KQ and v.v., so I don’t see why putting some passengers on the direct flight would be a big deal, espe...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15936

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

With this in mind i am under the assumption that the 2 787s are coming back from Oman.

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 41646

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When do qantas options expire?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA
Replies: 32
Views: 8146

Re: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA

Slug71 wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
So the question is, what will get delivered first? The A350-100 or the 787-10!


First A35K delivery is next month. So A35K.



To be fair it was supposed to be delivered about 3 weeks ago.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA
Replies: 32
Views: 8146

Re: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA

So the question is, what will get delivered first? The A350-100 or the 787-10!

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17046

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Great, can they firm up that 787 order first?!

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC

An ANC stopover would make journey times too long for all but the most ardent money saving travellers

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 104751

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So, when is the first -1000 delivery?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15936

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

Delta never decided to launch the route, airlines plan tons of stuff in the end Delta didn't do it. Also Delta has the cash to try a large gamble. Delta was days away from launching JFK-DKR-NBO and the US government made them cancel it due to security concerns... It was literally one day if my memo...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15936

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

Anyone notice how long the aircraft sits idle at JFK for?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15936

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

Probably makes sense to reactivate their B777-200 for the route

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by MileHFL400
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 245302

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

msp747 wrote:
Any updates on the first 737 MAX 7?


In final assembly

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by MileHFL400
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 157261

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

fcogafa wrote:
Boeing changes this week - One new order (Unidentified Customer(s) for one 747). In the changes category, reduced 737 orders by one and 787 orders by one.


Any guesses who ordered the Jumbo and cancelled the 787 and 737?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 251261

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I still think that the -9X will bring range/payload reduction compared to the -300ER. Even with a full pax and fuel payload the -300er will still have room/weight to spare. The -9X won't. The higher pax+paylaod count+ 50,000 lbs heavier base OEW will no doubt eat into the range... question is by ho...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 21805

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

I guess that puts to bed (no pun intended) on whether they will take delivery of their B777’s or not.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jag E-Pace?
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: New Jag E-Pace?

Dano1977 wrote:
Now if the E-Pace was available when I got my Discovery Sport, I may have been driving a different car.

Looks very nice.


How is that car interms of reliability?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508148

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

One would thought the -1000 would be days away from certification seeing as it's first flight was around a year ago?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Model 3 ‘Hell’ Is Burning Tesla’s Other Projects
Replies: 61
Views: 3339

Re: Model 3 ‘Hell’ Is Burning Tesla’s Other Projects

Seems to be some slight difference between hand building high priced high profits items and setting up a sophisticated acceptable quality manufacturing place with less of a profit margin? Most of it is programming and testing, the tolerances required with the robots means the programming work is lo...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jag E-Pace?
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: New Jag E-Pace?

It looks like a larger Rover. In the States, Jaguars are notorious for electrical issues, so many people tend away from them. I notice the driver's display is electronic, so that is not a big selling point. I think, because Jag has a stigma in the United States, we will probably not be seeing many ...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 4634

Re: Looking for a New Car

If it's a SUV you're looking for, there is only one: The Range Rover. Everything else is a poor substitute. I agree with that. Almost. Normally I do not like SUVs, but the new Range Rover Velar is a stunning car, the prettiest SUV ever. A X5 is a total bore against it. From the big German SUVs I li...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jag E-Pace?
Replies: 11
Views: 515

New Jag E-Pace?

Hey guys,

So i just read an Autocar Review of the Jag SUV and saw that they rated it quite favorably. I however found it to be quite frumpy and generic looking, interior of low quality and overpriced. Am i the only one who doesn't like this car or am i strange?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

nordikcam wrote:
ahmetdouas wrote:
Not bad for a 'bankrupt' airline!


But I would not put 1 € on a AZ ticket to Africa or elsewhere from April 30 next year !


why is that?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

berari wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
They would have been better off using the A320’s to NBO to start with and see how traffic builds


Can that aircraft make it to NBO without restrictions?


A319?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to start FCO-JNB and FCO-NBO
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Alitalia to start FCO-JNB and FCO-NBO

3rd thread on this topic today

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 139
Views: 38781

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Any potential takers?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

They would have been better off using the A320’s to NBO to start with and see how traffic builds

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia resuming Nairobi and Johannesburg
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Alitalia resuming Nairobi and Johannesburg

It looks like the troubled Italian Airline is to resume two African routes from Summer 2018! Great news for cross tourism. Isn’t there enough European capacity going in to Nairobi with Air France resuming services from March? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275770/alitalia-resumes-...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 251261

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Any idea when final assembly of the first frame would start?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 66588

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Does this mean that they are fully bridged till the start of 777X ramp up? Yes, it does. To quote the Boeing Press Release from Ethiopian's 777F Order: Net orders for 777s this year reach 57; supports production transition to 777X Indeed. With 37 net orders for the 777 classic, Boeing basically add...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4604

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108


And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?
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Cyow wrote:
Keep those orders coming! Poor Boeing. :rotfl:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108


And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders
Replies: 52
Views: 18238

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders

Is there a subliminal message in the picture? I'm thinking about those three pyramids. Boeing.... Airbus... and the new kid on the block... Bombardier. :D https://imagr.eu/up/O1dlG_DOlyqjSXUAE3WIG.jpg If you look really closely there is also a small sand-castle, collapsed in the background somewher...

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