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  • EVA will end passenger 747 services in August.

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    • Lion Air ended 747 ops last year, Garuda will do so from April, Orient Thai have also stopped operating theirs.

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      • Etihad Cargo have ended 747 operations too.

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        • Everybody is free to utter his opinion. Tonight, with a special focus on the Netherlands. I don't know what his decision was, but I decided to congratulate Herman van Veen, at least for his birthday.

          I declare, that our neighbour airport (Schiphol) still is our neighbour airport, by all means. And this gorgeous bird is our connection:
          Nobody wants to leave the 747 club, come on.

          PS: Is a B744 a guarantee for democracy? I don't know how far Seattle goes concerning 'We know our customers.'. But this day is a good day @ Schiphol. 1 or 2 Averna due to personal happiness.
          Last edited by LH-B744; 2017-03-16, 00:35. Reason: Democracy?
          That's what airlines are good for, amongst others,
          The Gold Member in the 747 club, 50 years since the first LH 747.
          And constantly advanced, 744 and 748 /w upper and lower EICAS.
          Aviation enthusiast, since more than 35 years with home airport EDDL.

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          • Kalittta Air have ended 747-200F operations.

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            • Conviasa stopped operating the 744 leased from Wamos.

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              • Both Lion Air Indonesia 744s are out of service and stored.

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                • Since the end of 2016? And until November 2017?

                  Since I am a JP member, nobody could have a more sinister thought, but I don't think that the VC-25 is longer needed.

                  US-President Obama has visited Germany in 2017, as a civilian, in contrast to the VC-25!

                  Thus, what's the price for one VC-25? I'd buy it for one US-$. And in contrast to the White House in Washington 2017, I'd knew more than one airport
                  where 747s are used for what chief engineer Sutter once has invented them: t/o and FLY!

                  In Europe, in Australia, in Asia. Worldwide.

                  The 747 has not been invented to be parked! Even the 747 gear has not been invented to be used for more than 12 hours. I wouldn't own this nickname if I knew only one another name: Palace in the Sky (Air India), Queen of the Skies, worldwide the only doubledecker jet with extended range (ER, in Australia), etc..

                  In Germany, "she" is part of the daily schedule. I wouldn't own this nickname if not.

                  1 US-Dollar. And the VC-25 again has something to do.

                  PS: President Obama, Sir, you surely know where 747s are flown and not stored due to the lack of diplomatic bonds with South America and Europe. It would be worth 371 exclusive seats and two diamonds for me..
                  Last edited by LH-B744; 2017-05-31, 04:30. Reason: One 747 who (captains n F/Os included) is parked? Sh*t, you better sell it!
                  That's what airlines are good for, amongst others,
                  The Gold Member in the 747 club, 50 years since the first LH 747.
                  And constantly advanced, 744 and 748 /w upper and lower EICAS.
                  Aviation enthusiast, since more than 35 years with home airport EDDL.

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                  • Originally posted by Ruiii View Post
                    Both Lion Air Indonesia 744s are out of service and stored.
                    Hm. I was 11 years old when the first LH-B744 was inaugurated. So, I am able to find a sense for another two B744s.

                    This must be a good day. Thank God, I have found again one of my very prominent computer desktop background images, since the last 20 years?!

                    My first assumption was, that it had been a
                    jetphoto.
                    But since a few minutes I definitely know it, Indonesia, on board a LH-B744:
                    The Victor Tango, always a pleasure.
                    - I'd say, one of the very few brilliant occasions where a B744 tailfin was captured in a photo that is VERY close to perfection. Almost 20 meters high, and 64,4 m wide (some experienced men say 64,6 or 65 to not exceed wingspan restrictions..). Compare that to your house or your nearest bridge.. And then take it with the normal B744 landing speed...
                    Can a photo be dynamic, with a perfect angle, so that you can guess the size of the real thing? Well, yes it can.

                    What definitely has been a computer background for somebody with my nickname?

                    So, Ruiii, if you definitely do no longer need those two B744s... 1 US-Dollar, each. And I'll find a task for them, see Victor Tango.

                    PS: There's also one video version, with sound. man oh man.
                    ex LH flight #778, I can translate the sound if necessary.

                    "Welcome to Jakarta, ladies and Gentlemen. Please stay seated until the seatbelt signs have been turned off. Flight Captain (?) LH-B744 and his crew like to say goodbye. For those who stay in Jakarta, we wish a pleasant stay. We hope to see you soon on board a Lufthansa flight.
                    So long."
                    Das wäre meine Version, ich merke gerade ich hätte natürlich nicht übersetzen müssen...
                    Last edited by LH-B744; 2017-05-31, 05:32. Reason: LH-B744.. with sound. :-D
                    That's what airlines are good for, amongst others,
                    The Gold Member in the 747 club, 50 years since the first LH 747.
                    And constantly advanced, 744 and 748 /w upper and lower EICAS.
                    Aviation enthusiast, since more than 35 years with home airport EDDL.

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                    • Armenian cargo carrier South Airlines have ended 747 ops.

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                      • Last 747-100 in the world ends ops, it was serving as a GE test bed.

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                        • Abu Dhabi govt. becomes latest to dump 747, got rid of both their 748 BBJs, one been gifted to Morrocco, the other went to Qatar govt after it wasn't taken.

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                          • Please, the day Lufthansa phases out its 747s can't come soon enough.

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                            • Originally posted by HalcyonDays View Post
                              Please, the day Lufthansa phases out its 747s can't come soon enough.
                              If you're talking about all of its 747s (as in the 748Is also), you'll have to wait a while.

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                              • Some info here an United and Delta:

                                United Flies Its Last Boeing 747 Out Of Houston.
                                The Houston Chronicle (10/1 reports that United Airlines flew its last Boeing 747 out of Houston as the airline retires its fleet of the “iconic” aircraft. The 747 is being retired in favor of the Boeing 777 ER, “which can fly 16 hours nonstop compared with the 747’s 15 hours. It also burns some 100,000 pounds less fuel.” The airline chose employees for a special farewell flight using a lottery system, which the carrier is also replicating “at hubs around the country before retiring the aircraft on Nov. 7.” United Director of Flight Standards Dean McDavid said, “We celebrate our history. We enjoy our history. And we look forward to new technologies and greener skies.”

                                Delta Shows Off New Airbus A350 Flagship, Delta One Cabin.
                                CNBC (10/1 profiled Delta Air Lines’ new flagship Airbus A350 airplane, which the company is introducing to help phase out its fleet of Boeing 747 jets. Delta is the first US airline to operate the A350, and will operate “five of the twin-aisle workhorses by the end of the year.” The inaugural route will travel “from Detroit to Tokyo on Oct. 30.” Additional destinations will include “Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing and Amsterdam, which [will] all be flying by next spring, according to Delta.” As part of its coverage, CNBC toured a Delta A350 and detailed the plane’s key features, including the company’s new Delta One business-class cabins.


                                Source: AIAA Newsletter dated 10/19/17

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