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by Acey559
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there...

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by Acey559
Fri May 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating.


5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today.

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by Acey559
Wed May 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N730WE enroute to CVG Excellent! And directly to Dean Baldwin Painting at ROW! I’m here in CVG and was hoping to catch a glimpse but missed it when crew scheduling called. Hopefully it will be out of paint and on cert soon. In other news, 373AA just finished with a triple gear change down in TPA an...

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by Acey559
Mon May 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

791 has about 43000 cycles and fewer than 60,000 hours on her. So she is on the lighter side of the median of the -200 fleet at ATSG. She is line number 106, so not even close to the oldest active one. 739 on the other hand... In terms of calendar age, she's the current winner, although when 741 ge...

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by Acey559
Sun May 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Don't know what will happen eventually to ex-AA 737s. For now, it seems that GECAS is sourcing the Amazon conversions from lease returns of passenger aircraft in its existing fleet. (The first three Amazon conversions were all of gold-plated versions leased by GECAS originally to ATA Airlines in th...

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by Acey559
Thu May 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CoThG wrote:
When does the ILN night sort start?


Sometime in June. I don’t know the exact date but the plan is to get things going next month.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Envoy Air's fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: Question about Envoy Air's fleet

As mentioned above, the -140 is actually a variant of the -135 (KL). The -140 moniker is essentially just marketing as there is no type certificate for an EMB-140, it’s a variation of the -135. American Eagle (Envoy) did operate a number of -135s (37 seats) but got rid of them a while ago. That was ...

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by Acey559
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5248

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

The really cool thing was watching the ORD controllers launch aircraft in all directions to clear traffic out after thunderstorms. Back when the 32s and 4/22s were open they used to launch airplanes all over the place. Unfortunately those days are probably gone with most of the intersecting runways ...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6054

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I just landed in PHX and saw QF7 take off. Ironically I was coming from DFW and somehow we made it out on time with no issues. Seems like it got bad after I left.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3438

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

Lots in CVG. My airline flies to LAX, SEA, PHL, TUL, AUS, MSY and MEM on behalf of DHL. There are numerous others though not all contractors have their aircraft painted in DHL colors.

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by Acey559
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A colleague of mine shared a new station opening up in June. Anyone know? It’s not the new ILN hub. Should be ANC. ATI will be operating the route and at this point it isn’t known what the city pairs will be, but rumors are that it will probably be SEA. Also, I heard that when ILN opens up, ATI wil...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?

I’m booked on an AA MD-80 this coming Friday from DFW-CVG. I think CVG gets two or three MDs a day from DFW.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 4643

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

I just flew Gulf Air in business on their 787 from LHR-BAH and the A320 from BAH-FRA. It was a nice experience. Service was good and the seats were pretty nice on the 787. The Airbus was a little dated but I think those are getting updated. Probably not up to the standards of EK or QR, but still nic...

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by Acey559
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATI Flight from OKO-QPG-NKW
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: ATI Flight from OKO-QPG-NKW

It depends. Mostly fresh foods and things into Diego since they don’t grow much on the island. Also shuttling around things the military needs from place to place. Funny you bring this up because I flew it this past Monday. And yes it is scheduled. Though the flights in and out of Singapore have bee...

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by Acey559
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9500

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

It’s not uncommon for controlling agencies to not hand aircraft over. Flying out of Miami, if one is to overfly Cuba, the procedure is for one pilot to call Havana 10 minutes prior to entering Cuban airspace while the other pilot monitors Miami. When we have positive control with Havana we let Miami...

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by Acey559
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9500

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

Permits are required and are included with the flight plan. Occasionally ATC will ask to verify permit numbers and we have to read them back so they can verify them. They usually last for a certain period of time and the flight release will specify when they expire.

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nice, Yochai. And for what it’s worth, I saw a picture of 382CM yesterday and it looks identical to this. So anyone in CVG May be able to get a peek at it because it is presently filling in for some 757s in the DHL system that have been having maintenance troubles.

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by Acey559
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 17C...open for business
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: DFW 17C...open for business

Excellent news! It doesn’t affect me much because my airline typically operates in and out of DFW at odd times of the night, but I’ll be looking forward to the rescinding of the 1000 NOTAMs that were associated with this construction. ;)

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by Acey559
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382 doesn’t have the flat panel display system installed ye Are the ATSG airlines still using the IS&S FPDS system -- or has CAM moved to the Collins or similar displays (as an option; I heard they actually rip out the better avionics if the customer doesn't want to pay for them)? All of ours (...

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by Acey559
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382 doesn’t have the flat panel display system installed yet; it will be completed at the next C check. The reason being that 382 was slated to go elsewhere until Amazon signed for the additional five frames in 2019, so there was a scramble to get aircraft on property. 382 was the one that was avail...

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382CM will be on the ATI certificate by the end of this week or very early next week. It will initially support “other network requirements” according to the higher-ups. It will start flying for Amazon by the end of spring. So one could reason that it will be all white for a time and then get full P...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

Re: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?

The XR and LR don’t feel any different in turbulence. Only a few light speed differences but nothing drastic between the two models. The main advantage to the XR over LR on those Mexico routes was high and hot performance with full loads of pax and bags. Although the 145 has worlds worst radar, the...

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. Is it just a 3rd party company handling DEN now? Another poster on the last page indicated there was a single CVG-DEN-Somewhere ...

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. I don’t know when the start date would be or what routes, but usually things open up pretty quickly once training is finished. I’...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nothing at all official at this time, but ATSG is negotiating with Amazon for 17 more frames beyond the 10 just announced. Not sure if the timeline for the additional aircraft, but maybe they’re hedging bets. Or they could be going to an outside operator. Hard telling.

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by Acey559
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row

Winds have been well over 100 knots right on the nose for a while now. Add in enroute deviations for weather and some nasty turbulence and things get fun. Many flights I’ve operated or ridden on recently have been filed in the mid-20,000 foot range which further exacerbates the issue. I’m beyond rea...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transition from VNAV PTH to VNAV SPD
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Transition from VNAV PTH to VNAV SPD

In the 757/767 it will switch to VNAV SPD if it gets too fast/slow while on the path (generally about 10-15 knots). The aircraft generally attempts to perform an idle descent but this doesn’t always work out. Occasionally we will get too fast and get a “drag required” message; and if we get too slow...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I have a stat some may find interesting, though as a caveat, this is the whole fleet including 757 Freighters and Combi aircraft, not just Amazon 767s. We (ATI) flew 52,000 hours and 15,000 cycles in 2018. The Combi aircraft (4) are higher hour/lower cycle and the 757 Freighters (4) are higher cycle...

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by Acey559
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4134

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

From the pilot point of view, there are times we are saturated with tasks and making PA announcements are skipped so we can focus on other more important items. Also, many pilots feel that the passengers don’t want to hear some long rambling announcement when the pax are busy with their phones/tabl...

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by Acey559
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15493

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

Like T5, awards left and right but in the end a massive failure on it's sole purpose. Ok, maybe not massive but nevertheless... Function over Form, that's the vision these folks should have taken. 'Honest question: how is T5 a failure? Yes, it's currently stuffed to the gills with flights, so there...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)
Replies: 38
Views: 11154

Re: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)

DL was mocked in our local media recently because basically everyone pre-canceled flights due to an impending snowstorm, but DL tried running a full schedule. Lo and behold, four DL flights ended up diverting and spending the night at other airports. This same thing happened to them not more than tw...

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by Acey559
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 401
Views: 51719

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

That’s about right. Amazon has stated that shipping items themselves using Amazon Air saves about $4 on average for every package. That’s a massive savings multiplied across all their packages (if they were able to ship 100% of items in-house). I’m curious how much cost savings will widen as Amazon ...

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by Acey559
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 50
Views: 9022

Re: United #2 Airline Again

The thing that struck me about this is that UAL stock was up 24% for the year, while the others lost ground. I know it isn’t the most important thing to look at, but it seems that investors like what UA is doing. Probably the most important thing to look at, as stock price fluctuations are primaril...

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by Acey559
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 50
Views: 9022

Re: United #2 Airline Again

The thing that struck me about this is that UAL stock was up 24% for the year, while the others lost ground. I know it isn’t the most important thing to look at, but it seems that investors like what UA is doing.

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by Acey559
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17356

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

One more reason to enjoy AS/QX Q400s, they are shadeless. :) Almost. :) The NGs from 440QX (Oregon State University airplane) and up all have shades, but I do agree that it’s nice because it bugs me when I don’t get a window and the person over there shuts the shade as soon as they sit down and nev...

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by Acey559
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

The only other thing I can think of is that an ABX crew was utilized to get the plane to ILN because they were available. It’s very possible that plans changed and ABX will get the plane, it just seems odd that things changed so quickly, but perhaps they need the plane in the more immediate term.

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by Acey559
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Interesting, looks like 930 is an ABX bird. Flying from CVG to ILN right now 930 will be going to ATI as N382CM. Conformity work and updates to manuals/OpSpecs is done in ILN but it should be on the certificate soon. I think the reason for CMairplaneman's comment was that the aircraft appears to ha...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown

I just searched for an N number about ten minutes ago and it worked okay for me. It was a little slower than normal, but I was still able to access it.

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

cmairplaneman wrote:
Interesting, looks like 930 is an ABX bird. Flying from CVG to ILN right now


930 will be going to ATI as N382CM. Conformity work and updates to manuals/OpSpecs is done in ILN but it should be on the certificate soon.

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7841

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

The Boise State/Boston College game that was to be played at AT&T Stadium earlier today was canceled due to safety concerns/weather. I thought that was odd considering it’s an indoor stadium, so I checked the weather and found out how ugly it’s been. I hope things get back to normal soon. That ...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7841

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

The Boise State/Boston College game that was to be played at AT&T Stadium earlier today was canceled due to safety concerns/weather. I thought that was odd considering it’s an indoor stadium, so I checked the weather and found out how ugly it’s been. I hope things get back to normal soon.

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by Acey559
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I have forgotten the exact timeline, but last time: the ATSG flying for Amazon was announced first, and then about a month later the AAWH flying was announced. For whatever reason, AAWH likes to keep customer agreements closer to the chest. The worst kept secret right now is that Amazon wants 737-8...

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?
Replies: 37
Views: 3393

Re: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?

The 757/767 also has a loud “beep beep beep” horn that indicates an APU fire (same noise as the equipment overheat horn). The ground crew has be ability to shut the APU down and fire a bottle (767) on the panel located on the back of the nose gear.

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Not every Amazon-leased plane is scheduled to fly every day. They have hot spares built into the schedule. On top of that, ATI generally has 255CM and 395CM available to cover scheduled maintenance and sometimes for unscheduled maintenance when they are not being used for something else, like milit...

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

[twoid][/twoid] Any word on how the system and the aircraft are holding up as we come down the home stretch? For the most part, things have gone pretty well on the ATI side. Not sure about delays but we have had a few airplanes down for maintenance sporadically. All were fixed in a pretty reasonable...

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by Acey559
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Ten more 767s are going to ATSG over the next two years. That brings the total to 50 aircraft. It wouldn’t surprise me to see ten more go to Atlas as well, but that’s just speculation on my part. No word yet on who will operate the aircraft. It could be all ten to ATI or ABX or a split between the t...

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by Acey559
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TW Express ATR flights
Replies: 22
Views: 3867

Re: TW Express ATR flights

My first flight ever was an ATR from MLI-STL back in February of 1996. On the return was a DC-9 back into MLI. I was 9 on that trip and that’s when I told my parents I was going to be a pilot. I always dreamed of flying for TWA and unfortunately I won’t have that chance, but I’ve been pretty blessed...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Acey -- interesting. I just did a quick look and all your 767-300s are actually the air or just landed, except for 359 which landed 6 hours ago. Similar on the 767-200 side, except 762cx landed 6 hours ago and 739ax does seem not to have made its flight out of PHX early this morning, as would be th...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

395CM is doing a DFW-TPA run (not an Amazon flight number). Could be for anyone, I guess. Meanwhile 373AA is back on the MIA-BOG-MIA run for UPS. I did see that. Hard to tell I suppose. I looked this morning and we currently have four airplanes down, one Combi and three freighters in the AMZ networ...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 105720

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

So it looks like N395CM (ATI spare for maintenance/charter/military) is ferrying to DFW to add a fourth ATI aircraft flying Peak for UPS. (Today, 12/13/18). [However, 373AA ferried to MIA earlier today for reasons unknown, so it's still possible this isn't a 4th. Will be interesting to see where it...

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