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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cargolux Takes One and Maybe Five More

Yesterday line 1522 RC513 LX-VCM delivered to Cargolux, the last of their original order of 13 748Fs. However, they're already talking about taking five more. Line 1534 is scheduled for final assembly, so they better make up their minds quick. These five frames are earmarked for a north central China based operation.

Line 1522 has a very interesting livery. Can't say I'm fond of it.

Photo by moonm

PS - Sorry, I've sucked at updating the blog lately, but I still keep the chart pretty up-to-date. I got my private pilot certificate back in May and flying (albeit much smaller) planes myself has competed with my love of watching them from afar.

14 comments:

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    1. Thanks. I've been using it to fly to work a couple times a week. I really need to get a gopro and make a video of my work commute.

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  2. http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/aeroflot-carry-transaero-passengers-through-dec-15-ticket-sales-halted

    If 747s for Transaero looked doubtful earlier, I'd say they're pretty much gone now that the Aeroflat takeover has fallen through and bankruptcy looms.

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    1. And a strong rumor that Air China will take 5 more. It's give and take with the 747 lately.

      I have to say I had a strong gut feeling the Transaero birds would never deliver. I'm equally concerned with all the 747-400's they have.

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    2. Transaero is being grounded Oct 26th

      https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/transaero-to-be-grounded-on-26-october-418030/

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  3. A6-PFA was delivered yesterday (October 9th) to customer, HAM-AUH.

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  4. Atlas Air LN 1526 rolled out of FAL on October 8.

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  5. Another B744F back to service by Cargolux. LN1045 former B-HUK in Cathay Pacific Cargo, delivered yesterday to CV as LX-FCL still unpainted:
    https://flic.kr/p/A5bF7g

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    1. Cargolux is like a pet rescue for old 747s

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    2. I hope for new CV livery for this one!

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  6. Yet another 744F will get new life. LN1352 VQ-BJB former ABC bird was transfered to new Cargologicair as G-CLAA. Should be undergoing repaint now.

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  7. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeroflot-to-take-on-747s-after-transaero-collapse-418234/

    Perhaps a tiny glimmer of hope for the 747-8s the now defunct Transaero had in order: Aeroflot will be taking 4 747-400s Transaero had on lease. It will be interesting to see what becomes of Transaero's outstanding orders.

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