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by JannEejit
Wed May 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 171
Views: 15710

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

No. It got cancelled due to lack of interest. 20 orders does not a profitable airframe make. The orders were cancelled AFTER Airbus put a "freeze" on the A380F due to the production delays and teething problems with the pax version. Yep, that's how I remember it. FedEx and UPS were very m...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 23, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 3686

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

So sounding like a suicide bomber in the lobby as the concert goers were leaving the show, most of whom were undoubtedly young and teenage girls and their parents or guardians. Some truly despicable people in this world today...

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by JannEejit
Mon May 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6630

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

In terms of take off noise, was Concorde really discernibly louder than any other low bypass jet of the 1970's ? I can recall bring equally deafened by departing VC-10's and those eardrum shattering Tridents. Obviously Concorde outlived those types operationally but was the noise really that bad or...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6657

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

The city of Glasgow (UK) has an official population of under 600,000 and is served by Glasgow International (GLA) and Glasgow-Prestwick (PIK). Somewhat dwindling services from PIK though, with just a few remaining Ryanair services and you might also say Edinburgh (EDI) some 45 miles to the east has ...

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by JannEejit
Sat May 20, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 10358

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

In British Airways terms, the current Chatham Dockyard design by Newell & Sorrell as revealed on Concorde on June 10th 1997 is virtually unchanged in 20 years (I don't count the addition of the fly to serve crest or off white to brilliant white paint as a livery change). Compare this to the time...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 19, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s
Replies: 74
Views: 24009

Re: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s

Those early examples have to have their own certification as they do not conform to production standard A380s. That means they also cost a lot more to insure as they are classed as rarities. Better for SQ to replace them with lighter, production standard A380s with the latest updates. It does mean ...

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by JannEejit
Mon May 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6630

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

In terms of take off noise, was Concorde really discernibly louder than any other low bypass jet of the 1970's ? I can recall bring equally deafened by departing VC-10's and those eardrum shattering Tridents. Obviously Concorde outlived those types operationally but was the noise really that bad or ...

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by JannEejit
Mon May 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6630

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

In terms of take off noise, was Concorde really discernibly louder than any other low bypass jet of the 1970's ? I can recall bring equally deafened by departing VC-10's and those eardrum shattering Tridents. Obviously Concorde outlived those types operationally but was the noise really that bad or ...

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by JannEejit
Sun May 14, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 6539

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Shame though. It would look stunning on the Jet2 livery. The factory new 738s from Boeing seem to have a slightly different silver that really shines in daylight and the A330 would look superb in it. Think it was actually resprayed all over white from 'tanker grey' before being assigned to the Jet ...

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by JannEejit
Sun May 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 6539

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

Nice! Too bad it didn't get the full silver livery which would have looked great on the A332. Was this plane an actual tanker with the RAF or was is just a troop/passenger transport? If the former is true, is this the first Air Force tanker to pax conversion of any aircraft? Part of the Airtanker &...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 8157

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

Everyone knows the 739 is the modern day twin engine 720... right ? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri May 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery
Replies: 16
Views: 3871

Re: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery

And some winglet detail...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery
Replies: 16
Views: 3871

Re: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery

And one of her departing GLA, yeah the winglets look great !

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by JannEejit
Fri May 12, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery
Replies: 16
Views: 3871

Re: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery

Caught her today arriving at GLA, looks nice but I think I prefer the Aurora...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS keeping their 744's longer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: VS keeping their 744's longer ?

Will any of the A346's cross into leisure fleet ?

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by JannEejit
Tue May 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9296

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Not sure what the motivation for this was exactly but the assailant has been remanded in custardy ! ;-) Good job it wasn't an inflight incident though, or we'd be looking at charges of 'pie in the sky' !

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by JannEejit
Tue May 09, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6633

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulm moves

I fly a lot, and have flown with United and American both domestic and trans-Atlantic, and I must say that most employees are very friendly. Yes there are differences. My last flight on American from LHR-LAX was really friendly. The service was great and personal. They served more beverages than Qa...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 09, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 373
Views: 34047

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

:lol: Alan Joyce - Mr PieFace in perth today Someone wasn't happy and got him, poor form on the security. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/qantas-chief-alan-joyce-cops-pie-in-face-at-perth-business-breakfast/news-story/8f6e621d8cdfbb4e612c64a5865dc182 According to BBC News, a man in...

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by JannEejit
Thu May 04, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 7574

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

Wasn't this an optional modular space offered by Airbus in the A330/A340 ranges ? I seem to recall you could have a toilet block, a crew rest area or even a bar/shop fitted. I can certainly recall using the downstairs lavs on an Airtours A330 flight in early 2002 and thinking how novel it was.

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by JannEejit
Wed May 03, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery
Replies: 16
Views: 3871

Re: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery

They were courting suggestions on their Facebook page a while ago. Good to see another unique livery and looking forward to it's first appearance at Glasgow.

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by JannEejit
Mon May 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Took a few quick pics of 'The Orcadian Flyer' whilst cycling round GLA the other day... 8-) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/G-LGNN%20GLA%20April%2028%2017%203.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/G-LGNN%20GLA%20April%2028%2017%202.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/album...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12842

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

I wouldn't have given this clown a dime. Go talk with the City of Chicago PD who did the damage. All this is going to do is encourage others to try the same thing. You should see all the crap airline employee's have to put up with since this happened. Its ridiculous the garbage they now encounter. ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?
Replies: 55
Views: 7486

Re: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?

dtw2hyd wrote:

Already wide body twin engines are a logistics nightmare. You need a An124 to haul an engine.


Does the 747 still possess the ability to transport a spare engine under wing ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to make an aviation Video ?
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: How to make an aviation Video ?

http://www.shield-agency.at/shop/en/
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Have a look here... free demo version available with limited features until you purchase...

http://www.shield-agency.at/shop/en/

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to make an aviation Video ?
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: How to make an aviation Video ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvYSloZcrc
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Here's one I did for BA a few years ago, it was edited using Casablanca Bogart for Windows, a powerful but easy to learn edit package. I'm a BBC cameraman by day and have worked in broadcast tv for nearly 25 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvYSloZcrc

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28494

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

Surely for the ban to be even moderately successful you'd need to extend it to every country on the planet that has a flight entering the USA ? How that scenario might pan out though is laughable !

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA have never ordered the A330
Replies: 26
Views: 7678

Re: Why BA have never ordered the A330

PS. Before anyone jumps in a says it. Yes, I know BA "technically" operated some A330's briefly as part of the take-over of BMI, but lets face it, that doesn't count. :D Didn't those Bmi A330 return to lessor pretty much as soon as the BA buy out was complete ? I don't recall them working...

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 4K video camcorder - Heathrow spotting
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: 4K video camcorder - Heathrow spotting

Having looked at the specs it offers an equivalent to 35mm focal length of 626mm in 4K (UHD) and over 700mm in full HD, based around a small 2/3 inch sensor. That's pretty reasonable as long as you operate off a decent tripod or it has excellent image stabilisation. It's a pretty compact piece in ph...

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Group airlines branding question.
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Virgin Group airlines branding question.

The Virgin name is a franchised out agreement between SRB and any business that puts up enough money to use the highly successful brand. Here in the UK where it all started with Virgin Records back in the 70's, which eventually gave rise to Virgin Atlantic and has since seen various things appear li...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

It's the Loganair company tartan so will be the same applied across the fleet (eventually). Back in the day it featured heavily in the cabin crew uniforms. Have seen pictures today as well, looks better than I anticipated.

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.
Replies: 14
Views: 5181

Re: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.

G-VGAL positioned late into GLA this morning and is currently enroute to MCO. The GLA-MCO season gets longer every year and started one month early in March this year, it will run until November and same is planned for 2018 season AFAIK.

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

I gather 'NN' will likely exit paint shop and position to GLA this Saturday afternoon...

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 31
Views: 8305

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

Alright then, why did Airbus start with A400 for its first big military aircraft project? I'll take a guess they are modelling product numbering on the above described William Allen Boeing concept and have designated '400' to military aircraft, keeping '300' for commercial. Roll on the A410 stubby ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did EI ever consider the 777-200 ER
Replies: 17
Views: 3321

Re: Did EI ever consider the 777-200 ER

And wasn't there some political influence on the decision to go Airbus too, given the amount of EU aid Ireland was receiving at the time ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada rouge B-767-question
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

Re: Air Canada rouge B-767-question

Don't know about these birds specifically, but 763's of a certain vintage cannot accept the blended winglet upgrade structurally. The recent BA to Open Skies example being a case in point.

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by JannEejit
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 2274

Re: UK snap election?

Just announced live from No:10, the parliament has to vote to agree by a 2/3 majority, tomorrow afternoon.

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Also note that the latest Saab 340 freighter conversion is G-LGNN not 'NM' as I previously stated. My bad, etc etc...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

https://www.loganair.co.uk/adventure-days/
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The aforementioned Barra day trip for £75 was listed amongst these offers. I imagine it may reappear in the winter season ...

https://www.loganair.co.uk/adventure-days/

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet removed couple from overbooked plane after boarding.
Replies: 20
Views: 5598

Re: Easyjet removed couple from overbooked plane after boarding.

I sincerely hope the costs of the ruined holiday are re-imbursed as well.

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Booked a little open triangle in a couple of weeks time....all LC EDI-NWI D328-100 NWI-MAN D328-100 MAN-GLA S2000 Quite fond of LC , having done Barra a few times, and spent a day at KOI on the Islanders in seat 1B..... Great crowd of people, who look after you very well indeed. Long may they prosp...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What Might Have Been! Loganair Twin Otter GLA-BRR, inflight diversion to Glasgow (with full flight video/ATC)
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

Re: What Might Have Been! Loganair Twin Otter GLA-BRR, inflight diversion to Glasgow (with full flight video/ATC)

What a shame, it's one of the trips on my to do list and I hope you get chance to do it again soon. One thing that struck me in your report...you actually had a mobile phone switched on during the flight? All ok in 'flight mode' I guess ? I noticed Loganair were offering cheapish (£75 or so) leisur...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Some of those Saab 340s though are rather elderly - I recall one or two of the B-models flying around for Business Air in the 90s! However they have the capacity for the market they serve & there doesn't appear to be a similar-sized aircraft currently in manufacture now. Saab themselves of cour...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_ ... ganair.htm
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georgiabill wrote:
How many aircraft in Loganair fleet?


Dominated by Saab 340, but also operate, Saab 2000, DHC & Viking Twin Otter, BN Islander, Dornier Do328 (ex Suckling) and a single leased ATR42 on the Dundee-Stansted service.

http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_ ... ganair.htm

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

What I do like about that scheme (assuming it's close to the finished product) is the tartan tail. Reading about what's happening, it seems the owners want to redevelop LC as Scotland's airline. Maybe there's even some forward thinking about what might happen if Scotland does vote for independence ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Oh and as a result of downsizing the large titling, there will be additional space on the nose area for individual aircraft names, which a bit like Aer Lingus, will be in Scottish Gaelic and English on opposing sides of the nose. How lovely. More people speak polish that Gaelic in Scotland. Perhaps...

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Oh and as a result of downsizing the large titling, there will be additional space on the nose area for individual aircraft names, which a bit like Aer Lingus, will be in Scottish Gaelic and English on opposing sides of the nose.

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

The 'divorce' comes into effect on September 1st, until then you can still book as Flybe AFAIK. As far as that livery rendering goes, the large billboard Loganair text has been since downsized to a more traditional size owing to it not reading well around the windows. I'm also told that in the initi...

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

They've had at least two dedicated Saab 340 freighters in all white livery with basic Loganair titling. I believe the plan is for four to cover recently won cargo contracts, with G-LGNM coming out of conversion just last week. The freighters will also be the first of the fleet to sport the new post ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 110
Views: 27214

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Chat on the alleged new livery is being censored and deleted across various model collecting discussion forums. Looks like someone at Gemini Jets boobed big time.

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