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by DABYT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 1:400 United Airlines model collection
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: 1:400 United Airlines model collection

That's a pretty amazing collection you have!!! Very nice!

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by DABYT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL operating with one of IBERIA's A332 today
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: LEVEL operating with one of IBERIA's A332 today

r2rho wrote:
Is legroom on Level's A330's tighter than on IB? Or do they only gain the additional seats by removing J?

Never flown Level but as far as i know seatpitch in economy is 30, Iberia 31.

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by DABYT
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Iberia seems to be playing cheap with their high density A350-900, hopefully they'll still get A350-1000s or even (dare I say) A380s. I don't see how SAA is going to acquire anything anytime soon. Armchair CEO me says there's a good chance KE and AF get some. KE because they'll replace their 77Ws a...

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by DABYT
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9231

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Here is the LH 747 route map: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=FRA-SEA%0D%0AFRA-JNB%0D%0AFRA-DEN%0D%0AFRA-KIX%0D%0AFRA-ICN%0D%0AFRA-GRU%0D%0AFRA-HND%0D%0AFRA-ORD%0D%0AFRA-BOS%0D%0AFRA-JFK%0D%0AFRA-EWR%0D%0AFRA-IAD%0D%0AFRA-MCO%0D%0AFRA-DXB%0D%0AFRA-YVR%0D%0AFRA-HKG%0D%0AFRA-YYZ%0D%0AFRA-PVG%0D%0AFRA-TH...

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by DABYT
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9231

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Lufthansa - Lufthansa Frankfurt: Seattle 744 Rio de Janeiro 744 Mexico City 744 Johannesburg 744 Denver 744 Osaka 744 Seoul 744 Sao Paulo 748 Bueno Aires 748 Tokyo 748 Bengaluru 748 Chicago 748 Boston 748 New York (EWR) 748 New York (JFK) 748 Washington 748 Mumbai 748 Orlando 744 Tehran 744 Dubai 74...

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by DABYT
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 196141

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Qatar Amiri Flight 747i BBJ A7-HHF has been delivered L/N1495, A7-HHF, PAE, just before departure to BSL, December 10th 2017 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4578/38971900491_9e5f3d7713_c.jpg Original uploaded by royalscottking, see : https://www.flickr.com/photos/royalscottking/38971900491/ Aircraft ...

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by DABYT
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Classic Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

Re: B747 Classic Search

Bonus question: which airport had this kind of stairs? If the documentary is editied chronologically, it must be a North American airport like Montreal, Toronto or New York. Where did the first Swissair B747s fly to? As far as i know in 1972 Swissair flew the 747 only to JFK. Either non-stop from Z...

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by DABYT
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Classic Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

Re: B747 Classic Search

Maybe Swissair?

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by DABYT
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 21744

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Looks pretty nice to me!

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by DABYT
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 21949

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

why does LH not retrieve some 340-600's from retirement? These could be helping out free-ing up 744s for the Berlin Airlift 2.0 ;) Can imagine that the 340-600 would not be capable of serving TXL due to the sheer length of the frame. LH has already been serving TXL with A340-600 from MUC in october...

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by DABYT
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 21949

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

The 744 service between FRA and TXL will be prolonged. Last flight is now scheduled for December, 21st.

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by DABYT
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 2860

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

rg787 wrote:
I remember Wilco 737 talking about both versions of the 747 on LH. It is probably common when an airline has both types, but I don't know of many airlines who do.

When Lufthansa operated both, the 742 as pax and freighter variant, cockpit crews were the same.

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by DABYT
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6043

Re: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017

Remember that they've had 747F and (SF) previously along their 747PAX. In the end they went for smaller aircraft. Yes, i remember very well. I flew them a lot of times as my late father was FE on the 747. I also remember that LHs 742 crews were pissed when the first MD-11 came in. They knew it was ...

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by DABYT
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6043

Re: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017

Although nothing is definitely sure, I tend to think it wouldn't be wise to have such small fleet of this large aircraft while they could simply add frequencies on routes requiring it, using current fleet or by adding same size aircraft to it. That's just my :twocents: You're probably right. I just...

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by DABYT
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 139
Views: 36546

Re: Stored Lufthansa A340-600s

345tas wrote:
According to Planespotters, another is stored at Wuppertal (D-AIHM)

Store an aircraft in Wuppertal might be a bit difficult ;)
The planes name is Wuppertal and it's stored at Pinal Airpark, Marana.

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by DABYT
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6043

Re: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017

I wonder if LH Cargo one day might have use for 2 or 3 747-8F in addition to their 777.

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by DABYT
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 66475

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

There’s a highly recommendable book about Lufthansa and its design history from the 60’s until today. It shows the development of the Lufthansa brand design from boarding pass design to aircraft livery and its changes over the years. After reading this it becomes pretty clear how much thought is put...

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by DABYT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5690

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

Sooner787 wrote:
LIkewise, LH498 has changed course and may also be heading to ATL

They diverted to IAH

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by DABYT
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3317

Re: German registration question

Question: I've also noticed that German planes don't seem to have the registration printed under or over the wings (or at least one wing). Many other European aircraft from other countries seem to adopt that, except Germany. Why? But the, i've seen a pic of a SunExpress Deutschland B737-800 Sportin...

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by DABYT
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reusing callsigns
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Reusing callsigns

AeroLogic is using "German Cargo" as callsign which belonged to German Cargo before.
German Cargo is now Lufthansa Cargo (since 1993) and so they use Lufthansa Cargo as callsign.

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by DABYT
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 959
Views: 156718

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

hinckley wrote:
DUSZRH wrote:
Did you book before or after the insolvency filing?


Before - back in May of this year.


Unfortunately your only option then is to change your flight as there will be no refunds for tickets purchased before August 15th.

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by DABYT
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 959
Views: 156718

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I purchased a ticket on one of AB's cancelled long-haul flights originating in the US. I have talked to individuals at their call center who said that the airline owes me passage on another flight or a full refund. However they said that they have been given no guidance from their superiors how to ...

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by DABYT
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai 789 seat map
Replies: 14
Views: 4938

Re: Thai 789 seat map

Don't remember where but i think i saw a graphic showing 1-2-1 in J and 3-3-3 in Y.

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by DABYT
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3317

Re: German registration question

I don't know the british system but in Germany the second letter indicates the different aircraft registration classes by weight: D-A... >20 tons D-B... > 14 to 20 tons D-C... > 5,7 to 14 tons D-E... single engine aircraft < 2 tons D-F... single engine aircraft 2 to 5,7 tons D-G... multi engine < 2 ...

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by DABYT
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 959
Views: 156718

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

leghorn wrote:
Lufthansa are not the good guys.


And Ryanair is?

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 45
Views: 9517

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

So 9K-ADE had no seat configuration at all in the rear ? I wonder why they never converted it to a standard 747 if they never used it to transport cargo and utilize its combi abilities ? You'll find some info here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=978757 And there's also a video revie...

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 45
Views: 9517

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

As far as i know the Kuwait Airways Combi wasn't used as such. It was the Emir's aircraft with a hospital section in the middle and the upper deck was always off limits for the public as it was the Emir's private area. As the State of Kuwait now has a 747-8 i don't know how the aircraft is used.

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 45
Views: 9517

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

I guess there are just 10 Combis left in service.
KLM: 9
Kuwait Airways: 1

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 45
Views: 9517

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

Asiana is not operating the Combi anymore. KLM and Kuwait Airways are the only Combi operators left.

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by DABYT
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11106

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

What about the A340-200 compared to the A340-600? That was quite a stretch

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5210

Re: More of the same at BER

There's an interesting book published by BER's Architect Meinhard von Gerkan who was fired when politicians were looking for a culprit. It describes pretty well the desaster and some of the reasons why BER is what it is right now. Unfortunately the book is only available in german.

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 196141

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Perhaps Boeing could not legally transfer them to another customer until the Transaero bankruptcy court formally nullified the orders, and as I recall, that was not until 2017 - over a year after Boeing suggested them to Iran Air. So I would not be surprised if Boeing told Iran Air that it could be...

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by DABYT
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 196141

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

According to my understanding IR decided against the 748i and A380 because they were both too big for them. At least that's what I read in an interview with IR's CEO a while ago. Now I came across an article where it says that when Boeing offered them the two Transaero 748 frames that were recently ...

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by DABYT
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas Cargo/AeroSucre Cargo Boeing 727s?
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas Cargo/AeroSucre Cargo Boeing 727s?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnxyS5b0ftg
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I don't know their routes or fleet size but there is a really nice documentary about their 727 ops: "Boeing 727-200F ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnxyS5b0ftg

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by DABYT
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Austral will replace their E-190 with 737s
Replies: 27
Views: 3863

Re: E190's on the way out at Austral?

Despite not being Argentine i would say La Nacion is a reliable source. The main reason for considering selling the Embraer is that they are too small for Australs (Aerolineas Argentinas) needs. Anyway until now no decision has been made so they might stay with Austral for a while.

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by DABYT
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7305

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

They should have just ordered and flew twin engine wide bodies across the board. Now they are stuck with 4 engine aircraft. I already asked you in the LH 779 thread which facts make you believe that LH is unhappy with the 748. Unfortunately you didn't answer so I'd like to ask you here again what f...

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by DABYT
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 35835

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Their purchase of 777-9 seems to be entirely bound up with getting out of the 748i mess that they didn't need to get into in the first place. Could you please explain what mess you are referring to? What makes you think the 748i is a mess for LH? I think LH is really not happy with the 748 and they...

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by DABYT
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 29516

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

mnik101 wrote:
Is there a possibility that LH will transfer other wide-bodies to Jump/CL program, say some 744's? Those, like the A343's, are nearly fully depreciated as well and could give CL more flexibility on some routes?


No, not going to happen. As SQ325 statet above Jump ops will return to mainline soon.

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by DABYT
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 196141

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

The reveal of the wrapped 748? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFH0eTSVYAAkZOG.jpg https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/887759410558148608 What part of the Fuselage is that? I don't understand what part of the aircraft is shown in the picture. On the current livery i don't see any UPS logo except the...

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by DABYT
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 196141

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

The reveal of the wrapped 748? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFH0eTSVYAAkZOG.jpg https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/887759410558148608 What part of the Fuselage is that? I don't understand what part of the aircraft is shown in the picture. On the current livery i don't see any UPS logo except the...

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by DABYT
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Names of cabin classes, past and present, different languages
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: Names of cabin classes, past and present, different languages

Wasn't there a Senator Class by Lufthansa? I remember the old LH tag line, "First Class Senator Service" when I took my first flight on a LH DC-10 LH418/419 FRA-IAD-FRA... I was only flying as a UM Passenger at that time, but I remember it quite well. When I would land in FRA, there was a...

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by DABYT
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 18091

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

After some months of silence the german government apparently bought the aircraft from Fortaleza Airport. According to Brazilian Folha de S. Paulo they paid 20.000€. Source (german only): https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/flugzeug-wurde-wegen-raf-entfuehrt-bundesregierung-soll-landshut-gekauft-haben/-/i...

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by DABYT
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 196141

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Stitch wrote:
....Qatar Amiri Flight is rumored to have just bought a 747-8 VIP (L/N 1495) and that frame was all-white five days ago so it could be them, but why cover it in paper?


But wouldn't a 747-8 VIP not be a PAX version with the longer upper deck?

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by DABYT
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 6168

Re: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza

The solution is obviously to expand AEP with more ramp space, a bigger terminal, more hangars and a second, longer runway, parallel to the current one, and the only way to do that is to reclaim some of the Río de la Plata, build a tunnel for the traffic on the Costanera Norte, and deal with the NIM...

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by DABYT
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of painting / A330 "Hello Kitty" Eva Air
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Cost of painting / A330 "Hello Kitty" Eva Air

Unlike the A330 where they used decals the 777 got a real paint job:
https://youtu.be/bPbMOwniuOs

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by DABYT
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of painting / A330 "Hello Kitty" Eva Air
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Cost of painting / A330 "Hello Kitty" Eva Air

It takes about 5 days to apply the Hello Kitty decals. Here's a video that shows the process:
https://youtu.be/R__71hywq4s

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by DABYT
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 24151

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Thank you for this excellent compilation!

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by DABYT
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alliance liveries a dying breed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Are alliance liveries a dying breed?

LH has the following aircraft painted in Star Alliance Livery:

A319
D-AILF

A320
D-AIPC
D-AIPD

A321
D-AIRW

A343
D-AIGN

A343 (CityLine, "Jump Project" without Lufthansa titles)
D-AIGP
D-AIGV
D-AIGW
D-AIFA
D-AIFE
D-AIFF

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by DABYT
Wed May 31, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flown In Same Registration But Different Aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Flown In Same Registration But Different Aircraft

Oh, that's fun! Thought about that myself several times.

In my case that would be D-ABYU. I flew D-ABYU when it belonged to LH's 747-230F operating for Lufthansa Cargo many years ago and recently on it's succesor, a LH 747-8i operating for Lufthansa mainline.

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