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Thank you for your posts, I am enjoying following your blog. One question I have for you: where has this terminology of an aeroplane "delivering" (as opposed to "being delivered") come from? For example "Yankee Sierra Delivers" and "D-ABYS delivered to Lufthansa". The only other place I have seen this terminology used is on the 787 blog, intermittently. Given it is the Boeing Company delivering the aeroplane to Lufthansa, and not the aeroplane delivering something unspecified to Lufthansa, shouldn't those examples be "Yankee Sierra is Delivered" and "D-ABYS was delivered to Lufthansa"?
I suppose you're right. I never really considered the terminology. I've just picked it up from other other blogs and forums, where "delivers" is often used colloquially. Now that you point it out, the title of this post does sound like it could have been an attempt at a pun.
Speaking of deliveries, any news about the KE intercontinentals just sitting around at PAE?
Nothing solid. Still looking like mid year sometime.
LN1435 RC021 is now on the flightline stall 206:http://kpae.blogspot.com/2015/03/paine-field-march-2.html
See this article discussing the effect of shrinking seats (increased seat density) on the sales of b747 and a380. Note the cost difference of high density b777-300ER in Air Canada fleet being significantly cheaper than a380http://www.nasdaq.com/article/why-boeing-747-and-airbus-a380-sales-are-few-and-far-between-cm449665
SilkWay firmed their 3 747-8F order:http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2015-03-03-Boeing-Silk-Way-West-Announce-Order-for-Three-747-8-Freighters
More orders on the way according to Cargolux CEO.http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/aerospace/2015/03/09/747-8-orders/24675881/
Speaking of Carolux, looks like one of their 748's is "in the shop" for repairs after a hard landinghttp://www.wort.lu/en/business/hard-landing-in-libreville-open-plane-surgery-for-cargolux-boeing-54fd81aa0c88b46a8ce55063