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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 31
Views: 5701

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Off topic but wasn't UPS considering an A380 freighter version at one time?

They and FedEx had firm orders (!!!). The rest is (painful) history...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 55
Views: 1127

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

I don't see his 10%... Because you are too naive and trust official statistics. As we just learned from Donald Trump, they are faked by the German authorities. ;-) Thank you so much for your enlightenment, Mr. President. Could you please raise the taxes on German statistics? Or, as an alternative, ...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

BTW, there was a Tz154 that had a Meeting with a Catering truck and that was stuck at FRA for a while, I am not sure if that aircraft was repaired or scrapped. As I posted above, since 1979 no aircraft has been scrapped in FRA. So if you are referring to the time after 1979 they must have repaired ...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 55
Views: 1127

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Trump just posted a second tweet regarding the current dispute in Germany: Crime in Germany is up 10% plus (officials do not want to report these crimes) since migrants were accepted. He is now even telling his fans that Germany fakes his statistics. The US president interfering with fake news, this...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 55
Views: 1127

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

The question is, as it always is when it comes to talk of Merkel being replaced. There is an outside possibility that Seehofer could become Chancellor himself. Who knows, at some Point in time Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will have his comeback... In the era of fake news, who cares about his fake doc...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Jouhou wrote:
The U.S. Definitely launched a woman into space... she just didn't make it in one piece.

I don't understand. To which woman/which flight do you refer to?

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 31
Views: 5701

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

However, did any of them get seriously close to actually ordering one of the 4 engined VLAs? The "closest" moment was maybe when Amedeo's CEO Lapidus tried to start discussions with Delta: “Richard Anderson at Delta is an extremely smart guy,” says Lapidus at an A380 investor event in New...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 55
Views: 1127

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

This is a subject where the EU should step in. Germany did its part, there is something as too many refugees which a society can absorb. The same indeed for Greece and Italy. We, in Europe, can't absorb the whole of Africa and part of the Middle East. So a permanent solution needs to be thought of ...

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by N14AZ
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 408
Views: 70427

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

September11 wrote:
Search continues? Hopefully this summer MH370 is discovered

What?

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Oh, I have no clue. This almost 40 years ago.

I don’t know much, but I am pretty sure there are now much stricter restrictions for scrapping an aircraft...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14248

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

https://www.boerse.de/nachrichten/Wegen ... an/7920194
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MartijnNL wrote:
The article is only for subscribers.

Here is another source saying basically the same: https://www.boerse.de/nachrichten/Wegen ... an/7920194

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14248

Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/artic ... haeft.html

Best regards
N14AZ
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As the title says, Airbus does not believe it will be able to deliver additional aircraft to Iran due to the expected sanctions.
Source, just in German language: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/artic ... haeft.html

Best regards
N14AZ

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

I hope Lufthansa will repair this bird, the A340 is such an amazing aircraft and I would hope to see this one go in such a negative way. :ashamed: But if it does get scrapped, can that even happen at FRA? I mean they can store it but if they scrap it will it have to be repaired enough to fly to a s...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95983

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have our very first A380 super jumbo hotel. Germany has a 747 for a hotel, now, Germany can have an A380 for a super jumbo hotel to. As JayBCNLON said, that's in Sweden, not in Germany. 3879967 How many hours / cycles does this bird have up? might be a cheap way i...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 408
Views: 70427

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

In any event I don't think the track over Malaysia is that important. The Inmarsat data and drift analysis of recovered parts shows they are in roughly the correct spot. Not an expert but my understanding is that it IS important to get an idea how much fuel was consumed before heading south, thereb...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 86
Views: 16721

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Can anyone explain for what they spent 200 million $? All I see is an incomplete fuselage. It’s hard to imagine where they spent the 200 million $...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 408
Views: 70427

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Something is wrong with the assumptions that led to this search area. That’s for sure. I'm not trying to be facetious, but they didn't find the plane in the area that the assumptions led them to. I think everyone believes that the search groups were competent, so by definition, the assumptions, or ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 408
Views: 70427

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

@ gzm: to which comment are you referring to?

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8617

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Hahn Air offers scheduled flights on their Learjets. Day Flight Number Departure Departure from Arrival Arrival in Monday HR330 / LG1330* 08:35 Düsseldorf (DUS) 09:20 Luxembourg (LUX) Monday HR331 / LG1331* 15:45 Luxembourg (LUX) 16:30 Düsseldorf (DUS) Friday HR330 / LG1330* 08:35 Düsseldorf (DUS) 0...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 408
Views: 70427

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Something is wrong with the assumptions that led to this search area. That’s for sure.

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plane spotting research project at Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Amsterdam
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Plane spotting research project at Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Amsterdam

Hi everyone, My name’s Phil – I’m a Master’s student from London. For my dissertation I’m conducting a study on the history/evolution of plane spotting, focusing particularly on Heathrow and how the hobby has changed since the 9/11 attacks, the closure of official observation decks, the commerciali...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8617

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above.





Air China has cooperate jets as well.

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 939
Views: 324270

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

kaukalo wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
Question: whose first A350 will be rolled out next? BA?

China easten/Virgin atlantic should be next

Thanks! Great, can't wait to see the first Virgin A350. China Eastern? I can definitely wait....

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95983

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So does anyone feel that the cost to reconfigure the interior on A380's will also affect the second hand market? I thought that was the common consent*) in another A380-thread (the latest MH-A380-thread?). I think there was even an article that came to that conclusion. _____________________________...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 939
Views: 324270

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Question: whose first A350 will be rolled out next? BA?

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95983

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

https://mainlymiles.com/2018/06/06/sing ... -scrapped/
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Seems as if landing in Tarbes is like crossing the River Styx...

Found a new picture of MSN 003
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Source: https://mainlymiles.com/2018/06/06/sing ... -scrapped/

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 612
Views: 145184

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

qf789 wrote:
Air Tanzania 788 LN719 has been moved to the flightline
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Flightline? Seems they forgot a tiny little detail?

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

People at AirportTugs.Net must be pretty upset. No, they're too busy debating why it's a disaster that the latest tug is painted just in white and doesn't have any yellow on it anymore! Yeah, but if the sunlight hits the tug at the right angle, it just glows in a way that says 'premium'! :rotfl: :r...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10741

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

I wouldn’t be too optimistic... we are at the beginning of a trade war. Furthermore, both OEMs have full backlogs... Lots of jaw-jaw. Not so much war-war (as it relates to planes). I would have said the same just a few days ago but it’s starting now. „Your president“ - IIRC you are US-american - sa...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10741

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

I wouldn’t be too optimistic... we are at the beginning of a trade war. Furthermore, both OEMs have full backlogs...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Video from another angle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wId8RSu3Ofw Wow, I never saw passengers or a group of visitors walking on the apron in that area of the airport (see at about 0:25). Not the best Timing, I guess.. Well if you're going to have an incident like that, no better place to have i...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

https://avherald.com/h?article=4b9bfba4&opt=0

A replacement A340-300 registration D-AIGP departed with a delay of two hours.

Wow, not bad.
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Aviation Herald now has a section for this accident: https://avherald.com/h?article=4b9bfba4&opt=0

A replacement A340-300 registration D-AIGP departed with a delay of two hours.

Wow, not bad.

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tKk4ayJ7Zg but it doesn't show the arrival of the fire engines...
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Carlos01 wrote:
I wonder how long it took for the airport firecrews to get there? It seems like the fire went on for several minutes.

How do you know? I guess you are referring to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tKk4ayJ7Zg but it doesn't show the arrival of the fire engines...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7342

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

For me one of the most interesting comments on the 797 was that the timeline is rather at the end of the next decade - at least 10 years away. True, that was interesting. Particuarly since LH has some members in Boeing’s working group. It was even kind of funny (for those who cannot read the interv...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104564

Re: A400M Update

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Cargo_Aircraft.jpg This weekend there was an air show at Wunstorf Air Base, where they made a similar Formation flight, showing three generations of cargo aircraft: https://www.flugrevue.de/sixcms/media.php/11/thumbnails/01-A400M-Form.jpg.8666732....

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

I hope Lufthansa will repair this bird, the A340 is such an amazing aircraft and I would hope to see this one go in such a negative way. :ashamed: But if it does get scrapped, can that even happen at FRA? I mean they can store it but if they scrap it will it have to be repaired enough to fly to a s...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

Image
Reminds me a little bit of this jet...


;-)

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

deltadudejg wrote:
Curious what the tail number is on it

Why don’t you just check the letters on the nose landing gear doors.... oh wait... :duck:

Sorry, couldn’t resist. :-)

N659AA wrote:
Arrived from DFW ...

Welcome to Germany.

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33638

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

Wow, I got a little bit scared when I read the thread title... thanks for providing the pictures.

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by N14AZ
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21068

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

mercure1 wrote:
Image

This is one of these pictures where the background is even more interesting than the aircraft in the foreground... :-)

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8386

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

With 1545th 747 (748F UPS N608UP) and the 1537th 777 (77W AI VT-ALV) just delivered, likely in April the number 777s produced will pass the 747. So? Did it already happen? Yes, Deliveries through April 2018, 747 deliveries: 1544 777 deliveries: 1547 The 777 already passed the 747 in March. Thanks, ...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8386

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

na wrote:
With 1545th 747 (748F UPS N608UP) and the 1537th 777 (77W AI VT-ALV) just delivered, likely in April the number 777s produced will pass the 747.

So? Did it already happen?

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 5171

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

From this news report the wreckage was found at Elephant Point which is 11k' above sea level. Probably lost in the clouds and CFIT. Comfort and prayers to the family and friends of the crew and passengers. https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/images/thursday/thumb_hghqtbwp1z5v3ryxqn5b192022ed430.jpg Mor...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5177

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

Zoedyn wrote:
Note the appearance of at least one non-Chinese national there

How do you know? I was looking for my name ;-) but didn't find any non-Chinese name.

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10579

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

According to aero.de the decision has been made: MSN 003 and 005 will be parted out, subject to approval by the investors at the end of June 2018. Parting out will take two years and would be done by VAS Aero Services. Source: http://www.aero.de/news-29316/A380-werden-in-Einzelteilen-verkauft.html ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10579

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

What is the other A388 headed to 5M then? 9V-SKD? I can get why the first 5 would be undesirable to anyone. This question has been answered three times above in this thread, e.g. by Relevation... anyhow: MSN 006, future ex-9V-SKC, SQ #3 (I say „future ex“ because she is still wearing its original r...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10579

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

At the time Airbus gave the go ahead for the A380 they claimed a market existed for 1500 VLA. At the exactly the same time Boeing said the market was 500 frames. Are you sure about Boeing‘s figure of 500? It’s true that Boeing was less enthusiastic and we all know this but I don’t think the differe...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10579

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

SKB and SKC are still listed as operated by HiFly on planespotters. So, which ones are going to be broken up? SKA? SKD? Don't take information on planespotters as 100% true. They are the best source online but they are not perfect. Most likely 9V-SKA and SKB will be scrapped, as they already stored...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10579

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

@ FatCat: I am in a hurry and cannot find the relevant Information that quickly but the price Dr. Peters paid (to SQ IIRC, it was a sale-lease-back-deal) is availble somewhere, I think it was somewhere in the 200 million US$s. Most probably someone else*) can provide the figure... Edit: *) ha! I kne...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 408
Views: 70427

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

https://twitter.com/LabratSR
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Found this picture on Kevin Rupp's twitter account, showing the current position of the Seabed Constructor and its previous route.

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Source: https://twitter.com/LabratSR

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