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  • scanhorse
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    AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery

    AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 747-8 freighter. The 747-8F will be used to replace older aircraft and will be deployed on the carrier’s existing network from its Moscow hub. AirBridgeCargo’s fleet now comprises five 747-400ERFs, three 747-400Fs and three 747-8Fs.

    Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of a Saab 340A Cargo on behalf of Siemens Financial Services of Sweden. Serial number 078 was previously operated by Central Connect Airlines and was delivered to its new owner Dec. 28.

    Air Berlin will consider Airbus A321 modifications to operate new routes to Abu Dhabi with its Etihad partner.

    Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways, will become the first Airbus A320 commercial operator to benefit from Airbus’ flight hour services tailored support package following a contract signed between Thai Airways International and Airbus. The 15-year contract provides an extensive scope of A320 line replaceable units (LRUs) and spare parts availability, LRUs repairs, logistics services, tools availability, APU and nacelle services.

    http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...aft-news-0111?

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  • scanhorse
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    Lufthansa's B747-8 makes India debut

    NEW DELHI: German carrier Lufthansa's "Queen of the Skies" or the B747-8 Intercontinental, made its debut in India today touching down at the airport here from Frankfurt.

    The world's newest aircraft was given a grand water canon salute at Terminal 3 of India Gandhi International Airport. Delhi is the second destination worldwide to receive the B747-8.

    Having deployed the new aircraft on its Frankfurt-Washington route, Lufthansa chose India as the first country in Asia to introduce the 362-seat "Queen of the Skies", which has 92 business class seats with more sleeping surface and other facilities developed after years of research.

    "Being the first airline to introduce this exceptional aircraft to India underlines our commitment to continue our success story here.

    "Making India the Asian launch pad for Lufthansa's new Business Class highlights our endeavour to provide Indian customers with the best Lufthansa products worldwide," Axel Hilgers, South Asia Director for Lufthansa, said.

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    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/.../15389246.cms?

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  • scanhorse
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    Lufthansa's 747-8I takes to the skies

    Pictured on a pre-delivery test flight from Seattle's Paine Field, here's a shot from Flightglobal's AirSpace gallery of Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8I (D-AGYA) in its full livery. Handover of the aircraft is due in March.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/ai...hansas-74.html

    Credit: Joe G Walker gallery on Flightglobal AirSpace

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  • speedbird1960
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    Boeing locks out 747-8 tail fuel tanks on flutter concerns

    In order to meet certification requirements ahead of its first delivery, Boeing will lock out the 12,500l (3,300gal) horizontal stabiliser tail fuel tanks on its 747-8 Intercontinental after a flutter condition was found to occur in a certain structural failure scenario, the airframer confirmed.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...ncerns-367148/

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  • scanhorse
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    BA World Cargo takes final two B747-8 freighters

    British Airways World Cargo has taken delivery of its final two Boeing 747-8 Freighters. The group now has three of the new generation freighters, replacing its fleet of 747-400s. The new freighters offer performance and environmental benefits and are the first freighter aircraft since 2000 to be branded with British Airways’ livery.
    The 747-8s are supplied through a five-year wet lease agreement with Global Supply Systems, a 49 per cent UK affiliate of Atlas Air.
    They will serve existing schedules to destinations including Stansted, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Chicago, New Delhi, as well as new routes through Nairobi, Madrid and Johannesburg.

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    http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Arti...reighters.html

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  • speedbird1960
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    A few nice photos of LX-VCB arriving at Luxembourg on 13/10/11.

    http://www.plane-mad.com/aviation-ph...del/28614.html

    http://www.plane-mad.com/aviation-ph...del/28613.html

    Mike / Speedbird
    Last edited by speedbird1960; 2011-10-14, 13:15.

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  • bga1
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    The 2nd 748F is on its way to Luxembourg

    Flight CLX789, KPAE to ELLX. This time without stopover in SEA.
    See http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CLX789
    (Unfortunately again not yet on FR24)

    http://www.flightradar24.com/2011-10-14/04:22/CLX789
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-10-14, 05:34.

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  • scanhorse
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    ORIGINAL POST - I’m happy to announce that we’ve resolved the contractual issues that delayed the first delivery of our new 747-8 Freighter last month. I’m even happier to let you know that Cargolux will take delivery of their first freighter today (October 12) and immediately put it into service with a stop at Sea-Tac Airport for a cargo pickup. On Thursday, Cargolux will take delivery of its second 747-8F.


    http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archive..._cargolux.html

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  • scanhorse
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    Going for Europe now
    Luxembourg Int'l (ELLX / LUX

    landing 09,51 CEST

    http://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/CLX1JS

    http://www.flightradar24.com/CLX1JS#...3/06:40/CLX1JS

    CLXklipp..jpg
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-10-13, 09:43.

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  • (EGMH) MD-11
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    Unfortunatly it didnt show on FR24,,, but did on Planefinder... was delayed by 40 mins at KPAE
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-10-13, 09:06.

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  • bga1
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    First flight for CLX 748F filed

    Flight number: CLX1JS, scheduled for Oct 12, 06:00PM GMT, KPAE to KSEA.

    Source:
    http://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/CLX1JS

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  • scanhorse
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    Cargolux: no deal reached on Boeing 747 delivery ????????

    * Cargolux reports progress but no deal for 747 delivery
    * Says talks to continue over the weekend
    By Philip Blenkinsop and Kyle Peterson
    Oct 7 (Reuters) - Cargolux Airlines International on Friday said it has made progress but has not reached a deal to resolve a contract dispute that abruptly blocked a scheduled delivery of the first Boeing Co 747-8 Freighter last month.


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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...11007?rpc=401&

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  • scanhorse
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    Boeing set to deliver new 747-8 freighter within 2 weeks

    will now occur around Oct. 12, pending another board meeting on Oct. 7, Al-Baker said

    Boeing has resolved the financial squabble that delayed the first delivery of its 747-8 freighter, and launch customer Cargolux will take the new jumbo jet "around Oct. 12," a board member for the carrier said Friday.

    Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways and a director of Cargolux, said at a press conference in Everett that the dispute that held up delivery was not with Boeing but with GE, which makes the 747-8 engines.

    Qatar Airways has owned 35 percent of Cargolux since this summer, giving the Gulf carrier heavy influence over the European air cargo hauler. Al Baker was visiting Everett for a long-planned celebration of Boeing's delivery of a 777-200LR to the Gulf airline.

    The first two 747-8 freighters were set to be delivered to air freight carrier Cargolux of Luxembourg Sept. 19, but the big celebration was canceled three days beforehand, after Al Baker and two other Qatar representatives joined the Cargolux board and rejected the deliveries due to "unresolved contractual issues."

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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm..._boeing01.html

    Cargolux to Take Boeing 747 After Resolving Fuel-Burn Concern

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...n-concern.html
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-10-01, 08:47.

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  • scanhorse
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    Boeing Loses Part of Atlas Air 747-8 Order in Freighter Setback

    Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.’s newest jumbo jet, the 747-8 that had its entry into service delayed this week, encountered another setback when Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. canceled orders for three of the freighters.
    Atlas cited “lengthy delays and performance considerations” in terminating orders yesterday for three of the earliest planes built. Atlas, the world’s largest operator of 747 cargo jets, will now receive nine of the new planes through 2013 instead of 12. The later jets have been improved, Purchase, New York-based Atlas said in a statement.


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    http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...r-setback.html

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  • scanhorse
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    Qatar Dreamliner delay blamed in Boeing-Cargolux spat

    Boeing Co has scrambled to iron out contract problems that forced it to postpone the first delivery of a stretched model of its iconic 747 jumbo jet, driving down its shares.
    The US planemaker was due to deliver the first freighter version of its significantly revamped 747-8 to Luxembourg-based freight carrier Cargolux on Monday.
    But in an embarrassing setback, it was forced to scratch a lavish three-day celebration, including a surprise musical act, after receiving a letter from the European carrier on Friday.
    Both sides blamed "contract issues" for the delay, rather than the technical problems that pushed the program back about two years. A performance problem could have cast greater doubt over subsequent deliveries.


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    http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar...t--421459.html

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