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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to order 789??
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Re: TK to order 789??

First a rumor of 748s, now a rumor that the airline wants to downsize part of the 77W fleet to 789s. I feel whiplash. The 789 order seems a lot more likely than the 748 order, though. If TK continues to plan growth, it needs more aircraft in that size class. The 789 and 333 are at their best on dif...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 19
Views: 3963

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Oh dear, how many times can a leopard or even butterfly change it's spots ? Monarch is now the proverbial Jack Russell chasing an empty crisp packet in the wind... ;)

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10884

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It may not be EMB, but someone is going to fill in the 19-50 pax segment, and most likely it will be a niche player from China (new platform sold at an affordable price). The major aircraft manufacturers will regret the day they let it happen. Yes I agree with this, as stated earlier there's a hell...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus
Replies: 25
Views: 6379

Re: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus

I think Brexit may be a bigger deal than people are giving credit for here. IAG may have to divest big-time from BA depending on what happens with foreign ownership rules and that could massively change strategies for what to do with EI. There's certainly a lot of people in Ireland and NI waiting t...

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 54
Views: 13475

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Should be quite a sight, farewell Fokkers. I had many a flight on KLM fleet, always seemed roomier than the 737.

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 101
Views: 15037

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Would a red belly and/or cowlings look better ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 101
Views: 15037

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

What's interesting to me is that of all the new liveries various airlines have put out in recent years, they all seem to work best or better on the A330 than other types in their respective fleets. I'm thinking Air Canada, American and Thomas Cook as examples, hey even Iberia. There's no doubt other...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 2902

Re: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?

I echo others' sentiments too. I really hope they do well as an independent airline. Post-Brexit they could even find themselves as a major player and flag carrier if Scotland were to secede. If Scotland does secede, there will be almost no impact on the aviation market. There wont be a sudden boom...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10884

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

32andBelow wrote:
Saab needs to just throw a new cockpit in the saab 2000. Truly an incredibly aircraft that came out at the wrong time.


An updated 340 ought to be out there too. Loganair for example would no doubt love to replace their almost thirty year old fleets I'm sure.

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it right to take saftey cards?
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: Is it right to take saftey cards?

I only took one when on a final flight experience. on a BA 757. In fact we were encouraged to. I don't find them all that 'collectable' in ordinary circumstances so tend to leave them in place.

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 10884

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It's about time someone brings to market a all new turboprop with range from 30 seats all the way to 70 seats......you have some regions like the Caribbean with really need 30 seaters in a lot of markets due to market size and airfield being served..... Funnily enough I was thinking this just the o...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 2902

Re: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?

I don't recall too many Jersey European services operating within Scotland 20 years ago and neither will a fiercely loyal customer base in the Highlands & Islands who will recall that Loganair also operated vital PSO and air ambulance services throughout their existence, not to mention the vast...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 2902

Re: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?

Make no mistake, this is simply an attempt by a loss making Flybe to muscle in on a successful competitor in their own niche environment, cherry picking the so called money making routes, ignoring the life line routes, whilst pretending to be serving a community that really does depend on vital air ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 2902

Re: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?

I fly the MAN - GLA three times a month. I have flew Eastern and Logan. Flew back Tuesday night on Eastern with 19PAX on the Saab 2000 Logan was a lighter load. I would love it if they allowed you to book MAN - GLA on BA as my other regular route is MAN - LHR at the minute it can only be booked as ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 2902

Re: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?

I gather Flybe/Eastern had to turn a wheelchair passenger away as they couldn't accommodate them on the Jetstream. Loads on their Aberdeen-Sumburgh have been in single figures and both operators are struggling with Glasgow-Manchester owing to over provision. As stated Loganair have agreed a codeshar...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 5876

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

How many Max fleet will they have by S18 ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13626

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

I wonder if they'll expand current Rouge operated routes to Scotland as well ? Only a few more miles on the clock...

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 54
Views: 13475

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Just ordered the Gemini Jets 1:400 scale model of this. I suspect that's as much of PH- KZU as I'll see. It's been a while since KLM stopped using the Fokkers into GLA.

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6018

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

bw50505 wrote:
Does it now look identical to an A320-100 (for the most part) because all of the wingtip devices are gone?


Looks accurate to me, didn't the standard Airbus wing fences arrive with the A320-200 ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thistle Airways Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Thistle Airways Limited

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... tral-belt/
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JannEejit wrote:
Presumably the lot hoping to run a successful operation between Inverness/Glasgow and Edinburgh ? Most of us that didn't die laughing at the time may still yet.


https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... tral-belt/

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thistle Airways Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Thistle Airways Limited

Presumably the lot hoping to run a successful operation between Inverness/Glasgow and Edinburgh ? Most of us that didn't die laughing at the time may still yet.

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9078

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

I was watching the Heathrow departures from windsor about half hour before this happened. If lunch break hadn't of finished I may of saw this. Nevermind, everybody is ok. After BNLY at Chicago this is the second in 2 or 3 days for BA. What was the BNLY incident ? Engine failure after takeoff. http:...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9078

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

Arion640 wrote:
I was watching the Heathrow departures from windsor about half hour before this happened. If lunch break hadn't of finished I may of saw this.

Nevermind, everybody is ok.

After BNLY at Chicago this is the second in 2 or 3 days for BA.


What was the BNLY incident ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3920

Re: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018

Yes but I guess what I'm asking is if the Boeing 787 order is now going ahead in the absence of any French government intervention aimed at sweetening a deal towards the Airbus product. Or is there still time to for that scenario to unfold ? The order is firm and has been for 2 years. Too late to s...

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3920

Re: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018

As stated very old news - 787 announcement is from 2015 ! Air Tahiti Nui Picks 787 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=585417 Yes but a couple of years people were saying this was just a bit of politics and that an A350 order was more likely once the French government woke up. So is this...

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3920

Re: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018

As stated very old news - 787 announcement is from 2015 ! Air Tahiti Nui Picks 787 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=585417 Yes but a couple of years people were saying this was just a bit of politics and that an A350 order was more likely once the French government woke up. So is this...

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3920

Re: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018

I remember boarding their final A340-300 aa a pre-delivery static display item at the 2005 Paris Air Salon. Funny to think of them being retired now, I it was also one of Airbus's last A343 orders to be fulfilled...?

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4289

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

What is specific about STN is that you have to actually weave a path through the shelves in the duty free shop to access the rest of the departures area, I've experienced other airports where the duty free shop is "in your face" and difficult to avoid, but not where it is impossible to av...

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4289

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCYhqYfs8Po
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Quite clearly it's time to re-visit this successful advertising campaign from the late 1970's...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCYhqYfs8Po

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 at LHR tomorrow (Sat 2/09)
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 at LHR tomorrow (Sat 2/09)

Perversely I'm going down to GLA tomorrow morning to get some shots of the regular summer Virgin 744 MCO service. Strange to think of these birds being relegated to regional operations

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 at LHR tomorrow (Sat 2/09)
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 at LHR tomorrow (Sat 2/09)

It does make me chuckle to hear LHR spotters get excited about a 747 again ! ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.

Oh well, at least it was clean.. :-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.

Water canon salute at GLA this morning for the inbound Islay service too.

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.

seansasLCY wrote:
https://twitter.com/flybe/status/903565493554032640

The first rival J41 is now in Flybe colours. I hope Loganair do well and expand further.


Yes and I hear an Eastern Saab 2000 slated for Flybe livery was cancelled at the last minute and painted all over white instead...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

September 1st, Loganair 'Independence Day'.

Today marks the official parting of the ways between Scottish regional operator Loganair and Flybe in an acrimonious break up of their since 2008 franchise partnership. The two airlines will now compete head to head on certain flagship routes within the traditional established Loganair Scottish High...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport
Replies: 23
Views: 4667

Re: Woman runs across tarmac at Edinburgh airport

If they were still waiting for the bus to leave after the plane was deboarded, locked and chocked, then maybe she really needed to catch her next connection and ran for it ! Either that or she badly needed to pee... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: A380 liveries

Qantas have only really tweaked their livery in recent years, same goes for Air France. Of all the current A380 operators, both British Airways and Lufthansa are long overdue a livery reboot. Are they? The Lufthansa livery still looks crisp and professional to me. BA have subtly updated the livery ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air last 757 in service
Replies: 33
Views: 4507

Re: Allegiant Air last 757 in service

Didn't they only receive their ex-Britannia via Jet2 757's a few years ago ? Seemed like a lot of effort for slight return.

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: A380 liveries

Qantas have only really tweaked their livery in recent years, same goes for Air France. Of all the current A380 operators, both British Airways and Lufthansa are long overdue a livery reboot.

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: A380 liveries

smi0006 wrote:
Didn't AF change their livery also?

EY certainly have.


Both those liveries were created for the A380 joining their respective fleets. I think the OP is meaning airlines that have changed or modified schemes since operating the A380 ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 96
Views: 19709

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Thanks for all the info guys ! Presumably another factor affecting the used A380 potential market, is that you still can't take it into all that many airports ? Something that's bound to deter new operators, especially the ad-hoc types.

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 50
Views: 11062

Re: Bombardier Q1000

Hey guys, I like the Q1000 concept but I think it is unlikely to happen. A 'clean sheet' turboprop is needed I believe. It one is developed with less than 50 seats, I bet REX here in Australia would be a launch customer ... Cheers, Bunumuring Loganair in Scotland here would no doubt be very interes...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 96
Views: 19709

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Excuse my ignorance but how often does an aircraft require to be fully rewired in it's operational lifetime ? And I don't mean the peculiarities of early entry A380's. they Don't!! Wiring might be updated to install new features but never re-wired. So in the case of this Airbus A380 it shouldn't re...

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 96
Views: 19709

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Excuse my ignorance but how often does an aircraft require to be fully rewired in it's operational lifetime ? And I don't mean the peculiarities of early entry A380's.

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 53
Views: 7896

Re: Air Canada new livery update

Just out of interest, how many (if any) new aircraft were delivered in ice blue livery after the new look reveal happened ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Moving away from the shopping Centre speculation, does anybody else note the 777-300ER in the render. Unless this is a mistake by the graphic illustrator, I'm going to say that as soon as this is open we should expect an announcement from EK ;-) Ssndyb123 Wishful thinking on the part of the graphic...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

If the rumours of EDI's rapid expansion in passengers being down to cut price deals being offered to airlines are true, then I'd assume they'll be bigging up any sort of secondary income streams like retail as much as possible. Were they also one of the first to implement the now common drop off cha...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7008

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

I can still remember the 757's Icelandair leased to Fly Globespan for their UK>US routes sitting tech at many an airfield.

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