Taipei Sung Shan round up – December 2018.

Short rations this time as I was away for a week or so. There’ll be even less next month as I’m going to be spending most of this month in Beijing (where I may even learn something about the Trent 1000 – see the note about 9V-OJG below). Anyway, onwards!

Plenty of neos this month, but still no MAXs…

I suspect not many people saw what was probably the most interesting visitor of the month (myself included). RP-C7933 a PAN PACIFIC AIRLINES A320 dropped in during the early hours of Dec 20. She stayed about 3 hours and was gone before the dawn (sound’s like a line from a Supertramp song!) She was calling [AAV600] which is a scheduled ICN to MNL service, so I suspect it was a medical emergency of some sort.

RP-C7933 A320-232 Pan Pacific Airlines

Photo: Seongsu Kim

Boeing 767-300 N661AC, the latest freighter conversion arrival at EGAT, arrived still pinging as G-OBYE.

Lastly, SCOOT B787-9 9V-OJG was stranded here with an engine problem from 30-DEC. Alas, as I’m not a Trent 1000 expert, I was unable to offer little other than coffee and not particularly useful advice along the lines of ‘you don’t want to do it like that!’ In case you’re wondering, she finally escaped on New Year’s day.

On which note I’ll leave you with a wish for a very happy new year etc. See ya back here at the end of February.


China Airlines [CI/CAL]
B-18312 A330-302 (0769) has been withdrawn from service and is currently being prepared for lease return. All-white and is parked in CAL maintenance. Last service was CAL173 (KIX-TPE) on 12-NOV-2018.
B-18316 A330-302 (0838) hasn’t flown since 17-DEC-2018 (as CAL704 MNL-TPE) and is currently in the CAL hangars stripped of paint. Lease return is not confirmed though.

Started a BWN-TPE-BWN service on 3-DEC-2018. First service was operated by A320-251N V8-RBD. The service is an afternoon arrival [RBA451/RBA452] and operates on Mon, Thurs, and Fri.

Interesting visitors.
HS-CBK A320-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
TC-LJO B777-F Turkish Airlines (1st visit)
V8-RBD A320-251N Royal Brunei Airlines (1st visit)
9V-TNA A320-271N Scoot (1st visit)
V8-RBB A320-251N Royal Brunei Airlines (1st visit)
V8-RBA A320-251N Royal Brunei Airlines (1st visit)
RP-C9933 A321-271N Philippine Airlines (1st visit?)
N492MC B747-47UF Atlas Air (arrived and departed as [QFA7581] from/to MEL/BKK)
HL8331 B737-8JP Jeju Air (1st visit?)
RP-C7933 A320-232 Pan Pacific Airlines (from/to ICN/MNL as [AVV600]) (1st visit)
V8-RBC A320-251N Royal Brunei Airlines (1st visit)
RP-C9934 A321-271N Philippine Airlines (1st visit?)
HS-CBB A320-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit?)
9M-MTK A330-323 Malaysia Airlines
JA813X B737-86N Solaseed Air (from/to FUK as [SNJ9167/SN9168])

On maintenance @ EGAT
HL7732 B777-28EER Asiana: (arr 14-Nov/dep 11-Dec)
JA17KZ B747-8KZF Nippon Cargo: (arr 29-Oct/dep 11-Dec)
JA73NM B737-81D Skymark: (arr 7-Dec/dep 24-Dec)
JA73NU B737-86N Skymark: (arr 28-Nov/9-Dec)
JA754A B777-381 All Nippon Airways: (arr 20-Dec/dep 26-Dec)
JA819A B787-8 All Nippon Airways: (arr 25-Nov/-)
JA820A B787-8 All Nippon Airways: (arr 25-Dec/-)
JA877A B787-9 All Nippon Airways: (arr 6-Dec/dep 23-Dec)
JA876A B789-9 All Nippon: (arr 21-Nov/dep 06-Dec)
N538LA B763-316ER(F) LAN Cargo: (arr 7-Aug/dep 14-Dec)
N316UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 26-Dec/-)
N319UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 29-Dec/-)
N412MC B747-47UF ATLAS AIR: (arr 29-Dec/-)
N583UP B747-4R7(F) UPS: (arr 29-Dec/-)
N718BA B747-4H6LCF Atlas Air: (arr 25-Nov/dep 19-Dec)
N661AC B767-304ER (Thomson Airways) (arr 3-Dec/-)
N665AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 25-Sep/-) think this is still here
N668AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 3-Aug/-) think this is still here
OE-LAE B767-3Z9ER Austrian Airlines: (arr 11-Dec/-)
OE-LAT B767-31AER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/dep 7-Dec)
OE-LAX B767-3Z9ER Austrian Airlines (arr 22-Nov/-)

9M-MTX A330-223 Malaysia Airlines: went tech after arrival from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) as [MAS366] on 2-DEC. Departed as [MAS367D] on the evening of 3-DEC.

9V-OJG B787-9 Scoot: went tech after arrival from Tokyo (NRT) as [TGW899]. Eventually left for Singapore (SIN) as [TGW7002] on 1-JAN-2019.

B-16785 B777-F (1585/62827): delivered from Everett (PAE) and arrived on 15-DEC as [EVA689].

CreditsFR24Skyliner, Seongsu Kim, me.

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Taipei Sung Shan round up – November 2018.

B-602L Global 5000

What a puppy! Global 5000 B-602L provided some excitement this month. For those who use Facebook, click on the photo for the full image.

Credit: Charlie Cheng

Honda Jet N707FH on the 1st and again on the 3rd was nice (and missed both times by me). Another Honda Jet, N420HR, was in on the 12th and again on the 15th (yep, missed that one too). HONG KONG JET’s A330 VP-CBE was in on the 12th. Lineage N783MM night stopped on the 15th. Also on that day were PK-TWY Gulfstream IV-SP and N939GS Global 5000. Star of the month was the gorgeous Global 5000 pictured above B-602L which night-stopped on the 19th. Departing on the 19th was Gulfstream G550 B-8269 (not sure when she arrived). Another Global 5000, 9M-TAN, was in and out on the 22nd. B-5999 Gulfstream G550 was in and out on the 26th. N312ZW Gulfstream G650 was in and out on 27th and Global 6000 N504R arrived on 28th. Finally, Lear 60 VH-AND was in and out on the 29th.

Interesting visitors.
1: N707FH Honda Jet (dep – arrived 31-Oct)
3: N707FH Honda Jet (arr – dep 4th)
VP-CKV Gulfstream G650 (arr – dep 10th)
4: N605PS Challenger 605 (dep – arrived 30-Oct)
VP-CPD Gulfstream G450 (arr – dep 6th)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (arr – dep 5th)
6: N598KZ Gulfstream V (arr/dep)
7: B-8316 Gulfstream G450 (arr – dep 9th)
N99KZ Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
N116FE Gulfstream G200 (arr – dep 12th)
N524EA Gulfstream G650 (arr – dep 8th)
9: LX-MCO Airbus A319-115CJ (arr/dep)
N319PP Gulfstream G550 (arr – dep 10th)
N650ER Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
10: N99KZ Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 arr/dep)
11: LX-MCO Airbus A319-115CJ (arr – dep 12th)
N650ER Gulfstream G650 (arr – dep 12th)
N990NB Gulfstream G550 (arr – dep 13th)
VP-CBE Airbus A330-202 (arr/dep)
12: N420HR Honda Jet (arr – dep ?)
N59978 Challenger 350 (dep – arrived ?)
13: N65WL Global Express (arr -dep 15th)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (arr/dep)
14: N59978 Challenger 350 (arr)
VQ-BCC Global 6000 (arr – dep 15th)
15: LX-MLO Global 5000 (arr/dep)
N420HR Honda Jet (arr/dep)
N783MM Lineage 1000 (arr – dep 16th)
N858CG Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
N939GS Global 5000 (arr/dep)
PK-TWY Gulfstream IV-SP (arr – dep 16th)
16: LX-MLO Global 5000 (dep – arrived on 15th?)
17: N99KZ Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
18: N99KZ Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
VP-CCK Global 5000 (arr/dep)
19: B-602L Global 500 (arr – dep 20th)
B-8269 Gulfstream G550 (dep – arrived ?)
VP-CLK Gulfstream G550 (arr – dep 21st)
20: LX-MLO Global 5000 (arr – dep?)
N550AL Gulfstream G550 (arr – dep 21st)
22: 9M-TAN Global 5000 (arr – dep 23rd)
23: N319PP Gulfstream G550 (arr – dep 24th)
25: VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (arr/dep)
26: B-5999 Gulfstream G550 (arr/dep)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (arr/dep)
27: N312ZW Gulfstream G650 (arr – dep 29th)
N858CG Gulfstream G650 (arr – dep 28th)
28: N504R Global 6000 (arr – dep?)
29: N319PP Gulfstream G550 (arr – dep 30th)
VH-AND Learjet 60 (arr/dep)

Taoyuan, 2-Dec-2018.

CreditsFR24Skyliner, Charlie Cheng, me.

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Taoyuan round up – November 2018


AERONEXUS Boeing 767-35DER ZS-NEX was an interesting visitor during November.Click on the image or here to view the full image.
Credit: Mikko Mertanen

Started a AUK-TPE-AUK B787-9 service on 1-Nov. First service was operated by ZK-NZD. I’ve listed the various aircraft as 1st visits, but I believe ANZ have operated here in the past. Not sure if that was with the Dreamliners though.

Have started using B747-400s on some services here (replacing A330-300s).

Not really news but it’s my blog, so deal with it. CEBU’s A321 have been regular visitors in the early hours on [CEB310/311] for some time now but towards the end of the month, they started making a welcome appearance on the mid-morning service [CEB312/313].

Have sold B747-45EF B-16482 to ATLAS AIR as N486MC. It left Taipei (TPE) on 7-Nov.

Had announced that with the start of the winter season they would be using A380 equipment on the late morning arrival from Seoul (ICN)[KAL691/692] but in reality there has been a mix of A388s and B748s.

Local press reports have stated that RBA will be operating a BWN-TPE-BWN service soon.

I read a report that TLM were going to introduce their B737-8 Max on some of their services into here from Bangkok (DMK) in November. Nothing to report this month, but getting ahead of myself, HS-LSI a -9 MAX turned up on 2-Dec.

Interesting visitors.
In addition to the airliners, there were a couple of others worthy of comment. Gulfstream G550 N73M was in and out on 4-Nov. AERONEXUS’s Boeing 767-300 ZS-NEX was here for a few days from 15-Nov. Hawker 800 HS-CPH was in and out on 29-Nov.

1: ZK-NZD B787-9 Air New Zealand (1st visit)
9M-MTV A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit)
2: 9M-MTX A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit)
3: ZK-OKC B787-9 Air New Zealand (1st visit)
4: JA24MC A320-214 Starflyer
N73M Gulfstream G550 (arr/dep)
5: B-LXE A350-1041 Cathay Pacific (1st visit)
6: N612UP B747-8F UPS (1st visit)
7: N73M Gulfstream G550 (arr/dep)
8: HL7642 B747-8B5 Korean Air
ZK-NZE B787-9 Air New Zealand (1st visit)
9: 9M-MTZ Airbus A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit)
B-55411 Airbus A318-112CJ (dep – arrived 28-Oct)
10: ZK-NZK B787-9 Air New Zealand (1st visit)
13: ZK-NZG B787-9 Air New Zealand (1st visit)
15: JA26MC A320-214 Starflyer (1st visit)
ZK-NZH B787-9 Air New Zealand (1st visit)
ZS-NEX B767-35DER Aeronexus (dep 18-Nov)
16: XU-878 A319-112 Cambodia Airways (1st visit)
20: N492MC B747-47UF Atlas Air
22: HL8082 B787-9 Korean Air
26: HL8342 B737-8KN Easter Jet (1st visit)
27: HS-LUU B737-8GP Thai Lion Air (1st visit)
29: B-LXF A350-1041 Cathay Pacific (1st visit)
HS-CPH Hawker 800XP (arr/dep)

On maintenance @ EGAT
As far as I know, all 3 freighter conversions (N538LA, N665AC, and N668AC) are still here, but N538LA was outside doing engine runs during the latter part of the month and may well have escaped.

HL7732 B777-28EER Asiana: (arr 14-Nov/-)
JA17KZ B747-8KZF Nippon Cargo: (arr 29-Oct/-)
JA73NL B737-8HX Skymark: (arr 9-Nov/dep 25-Nov)
JA73NK B737-86N Skymark: (arr 16-Oct/dep 5-Nov)
JA73NT B737-86N Skymark: (arr 31-Oct/dep 17-Nov)
JA73NU B737-86N Skymark: (arr 28-Nov/-)
JA819A B787-8 All Nippon: (arr 25-Nov/-)
JA822A B787-8 All Nippon: (arr 7-Oct/dep 17-Nov)
JA875A B787-9 All Nippon: (arr 20-Oct/dep 5-Nov)
JA876A B789-9 All Nippon: (arr 21-Nov/-)
N249BA B747-409LCF Atlas Air: (arr 8-Oct/dep 10-Nov)
N354UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 18-Oct/dep 2-Nov)
N355UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 2-Nov/dep 18-Nov)
N538LA B763 LAN Cargo: (arr 7-Aug/-)
N578UP B747-45EF UPS: (arr 30-Oct/dep 25-Nov)
N718BA B747-4H6LCF Atlas Air: (arr 25-Nov/-)
N858GT B747-87UF Atlas Air: (arr 30-Oct/dep 5-Nov)
N665AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 25-Sep/-)
N668AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 3-Aug/-)
OE-LAT B767-31AER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/-)
OE-LAX B767-3Z9ER Austrian Airlines (arr 22-Nov/-)
OE-LAZ B767-3Z9ER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/dep 20-Nov)

N486MC B747-45E(F) Atlas Air: dep to HKG on 7-Nov following sale by EVA to Atlas. It’s ex-B-16482.

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

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Taipei Sung Shan round up – October 2018.

As promised earlier, here’s a round up from Sung Shan. Mostly biz related as you’ll see.

There was something of a Farnborough feeling from the 11th to the 13th. Two of the attendees from that show, F-GCDP Falcon 8X and PR-ZGQ Embraer 190E2 were here. Both did demo flights on the 12th. Among the rest, the Australian Lear 60 VH-AND stands out. Austrian Challenger 650 OE-IGA is worth a mention too. Neither stayed long and I didn’t see either!

EVA’s new A319 B-00777 arrived during the month. It left for Macau after a couple of days before returning again.

ATR 72-600 B-16852 (1387) which was damage at Taichung (RMQ) in August finally returned to service on 30-Oct.

Took delivery of their 3rd ATR 72-600 during the month. B-28088 (1471) arrived here on 29-Oct.

Interesting visitors.
Not a complete list as this is from my SBS.
A7-CGB Gulfstream G650 (arr)
B-3029 Gulfstream G550 (dep)
N999FH Gulfstream G550 (arr)
A7-CGB Gulfstream G650 (dep)
B-8273 Gulfstream G550 (arr/dep)
LX-MLO Global 5000 (arr)
N888XS Gulfstream G550 (arr/dep)
N999FH Gulfstream G550 (dep)
RP-C5880 Westwind II (arr)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (arr)
HS-EMG BAe 125-800 (arr/dep)
LX-MLO Global 5000 (arr)
N653MK Gulfstream G550 (arr)
RP-C5880 Westwind II (dep)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (dep)
B-8273 Gulfstream G550 (arr/dep?)
N319PP Gulfstream G550 (arr)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G450 (arr)
F-GCDP Falcon 8X (arr)
VP-BLF Gulfstream G650 (arr)
PR-ZGQ Embraer 190-E2 (arr)
F-GCDP FA8X (demo flights)
PR-ZGQ Embraer 190-E2 (demo flight and then dep)
B-3561 Challenger 606 (aar/dep)
F-GCDP Falcon 8X 9dep)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
M-SURE Falcon 7X 9arr/dep)
N115MH Global 6000 (arr)
N319PP Gulfstream G550 (arr)
T7-MBH Embraer 650 (arr/dep)
HS-VNT Galaxy G200 (arr/dep)
N18WR Gulfstream G650 (arr)
N188WR Gulfstream G650 (dep)
N858CG Gulfstream G650 (arr)
VH-AND Learjet 60 (arr/dep) as [MEDIC75]
VP-CYH Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
N858CG Gulfstream G650 (dep)
N881CW Cessna 525C (arr)
N2QE Global 5000 (arr)
N115MH Global 6000 (dep)
N881CW Cessna 525C (dep)
N66866 Global 6000 (arr)
B-00777 A319-133CJ (arr)
N2QE Global 6000 (dep)
N99KZ Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
N858CG Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
N881CW Cessna 525C (arr/dep)
VP-CYH Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
B-00777 A319-133CJ (dep)
N2QE Global 5000 (dep)
N688CP PAY1 (arr/dep)
LX-MLO Global 5000 (dep)
N66866 Global 6000 (dep)
N99KZ Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
B-00777 A319 (arr)
N83CW Gulfstream G550 (arr)
N922JW Falcon 900 (arr/dep)
N996MS Falcon 7X (dep) – arrived ?
N83CW Gulfstream G550 (dep)
N9854Z Pilatus PC-XII/47E (arr)
B-8316 Gulfstream G450 (dep) arrived 10?
9M-TAN Global 5000 (arr)
N598KZ Gulfstream V (arr)
N605PS Challenger 605 (arr
N858CG Gulfstream G650 (arr/dep)
9M-TAN Global 5000 (dep)
N598KZ Gulfstream V (dep)
N707FH Honda Jet (arr)
OE-IGA Challenger 650 (arr/dep)

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

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Taoyuan round up – October 2018

I’m hoping to put out a report for Sung Shan tomorrow, but I’m off to Honkers later to kill off a few more brain cells, so no promises.

Lots to report this month, so let’s get on with it…

Started a new twice a week (Tues and Sun) Siam Reap (REP) – TPE service on 9-OCT. First service was operated by A319-112 XU-787 (msn 3872).

Took delivery of B-18918 their 14th, and last, Airbus A350 during the month. Full details below.

Appear to have stopped their weekly B777-F Saturday morning service.

Took delivery of their first Boeing 787 on 3-Oct and their second on 30-Oct. Full details below.

Have acquired A319-133CJ B-00777 (msn 5261). The aircraft is ex-9H-AGF formerly of COMLUX MALTA. It arrived in Taiwan (at TSA) on 23-Oct.

Have restarted A380 operations here.

Introduced A330-200s on the morning service from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on 28-Oct replacing a B737-800.

Have restarted their A330-200F service.

Had announced plans to increase their BKK-TPE-BKK service to twice a day in October, but this hasn’t happened yet.

Started Kitakyshu (KKJ) and Nagoya (NGO) services on 28-Oct. There was a ‘trial run’ on 12-Oct.

Have abandoned plans to switch its daily SFO service to B777-200ERs from 28th October.

Interesting visitors.
HL8084 B787-9 Korean Air (also 8)
VN-A674 A321-271N VietjetAir (also 16,
HS-CBE A320-251N Thai AirAsia
VN-A654 A320-271N VietjetAir (also 11, 20, 23,
B-LXD A350-1041 Cathay Pacific (1st visit)
B-LGE A350-941 Hong Kong Airlines (1st visit)
HL8317 B737-800 Jeju Air (1st visit)
HS-CBG A320-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit – also 9, 10, 14, )
XU-787 A319-112 Cambodia Airways (1st visit also 12, 16. 19, 23, 26, 30)
N811FS Beech 300 (FL-811) arrived and departed early on 11-Oct.
JA25MC A320-214 Starflyer (1st visit – also 28, 29, 30)
B-1129 B737-8LW Hebei Airlines (1st visit)
HS-CBH A230-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit – also 19, 21, 29)
9M-AGV A320-251N AirAsia (1st visit)
T7-MBH Legacy 650 (dep 19-Oct)
N851GT B747-87UF Atlas Air
HS-TQB B787-8 Thai Airways
HL8082 B787-9 Korean Air
9V-SFM B747-412F Singapore Airlines
N492MC B747-47UF Atlas Air
HS-BBN A320-216 Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
TC-LJN B777-F Turkish Airlines (1st visit)
HS-BBI A320-216 Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
N858GT B747-87UF Atlas Air
B-1372 B737-84P Hainan Airlines (1st visit)
B-1373 B737-84P Hainan Airlines (1st visit)
HL7627 A380-861 Korean Air
9M-MTU A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit – also 30)
9M-XBD A330-343 AirAsia X (1st visit)
HL7611 A380-861 Korean Air
9M-MTW A330-223 Malaysia Airlines (1st visit)
B-7668 B737- Shandong Airlines (1st visit)
HL7621 A380-861 Korean Air
HS-BBY A320-251N Thai AirAsia (1st visit)
9M-MTL A330-323E Malaysia Airlines

On maintenance @ EGAT
HL7418 B744 Asiana: (arr 27-Aug/dep 4-Oct)
HL7515 B763 Asiana: (arr 30-Sep/dep24-Oct)
JA17KZ B747-8KZF Nippon Cargo: (arr 29-Oct/-)
JA73NA B737-8HX Skymark: (arr 29-Sep/dep 12-Oct)
JA73NK B737-86N Skymark: (arr 16-Oct/-)
JA73NT B737-86N Skymark: (arr 31-Oct/-)
JA737Y B737-8FZ Skymark: (arr 12-Oct/dep 21-Oct)
JA623A B767-381ER All Nippon: (arr 26-Sep/dep 11-Oct) (an addition to last month’s report)
JA822A B787-8 All Nippon: (arr 7-Oct/-)
JA823A B787-8 All Nippon: (arr 31-Aug/dep 15-Oct)
JA875A B787-9 All Nippon: (arr 20-Oct/-)
N249BA B747-409LCF Atlas Air: (arr 8-Oct/-)
N304UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 16-Sep/dep 2-Oct)
N332UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 2-Oct/dep 18-Oct)
N354UP B767-34AFER UPS: (arr 18-Oct/-)
N538LA B763 LAN Cargo: (arr 7-Aug/-)
N578UP B747-45EM UPS: (arr 30-Oct/-)
N583UP B744 UPS: (arr 24-Jul/dep 17-Oct)
N665AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 25-Sep/-)
N668AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 3-Aug/-)
N858GT B747-87UF Atlas Air (arr 30-Oct/-)
OE-LAT B767-31AER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/-)
OE-LAZ B767-3Z9ER Austrian Airlines (arr 29-Oct/-)

B-17881 B787-9 (722/39295) EVA Airways: delivered from Charleston CHS arriving on 4-Oct as [EVA787].
B-17882 B787-9 (757/39298) EVA Airways: delivered from Charleston CHS arriving on 31-Oct as [EVA787].
B-18918 A350-941 (239) China Airlines: delivered from Toulouse (TLS) arriving on 23-Oct as {CAL1710].

N2333U B777-322ER United Airlines: went tech while en-route SFO-TPE on 8-Oct and had an air-turn back to SFO. Pax were put on N2135U which arrived a day late on the 9-Oct as [UAL871D] a couple of hours before N2332U arrived on that day’s scheduled [UAL871].

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

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Taoyuan round-up: September 2018

A gentle reintroduction to the blog with a round-up of interesting visitors and maintenance movements at Taoyuan (TPE) for September 2018.

Interesting visitors.
The THAI LION AIR A330 on the 17th, was probably the first visit of one of their A330s.The SOLASEED Boeing 737 operated flights from and to Kumamoto (KMJ) on 21st and 24th. The S7 AIRLINES A320 on the 27th routed from DMK/ITK/VVO and departed back to Moscow the same way. The THAI AIRASIA A320neo on the 30th was in and out from Chiang Mai (CNX). I think it’s the start of a 4 x a week service (Sun, Tues, Wed, and Fri).

B-LXB A350-1041 Cathay Pacific
B-3008 CRJ-200ER Jiangsu Jet
N521NW Learjet 60
JA844J B787-8 Japan Airlines
HS-LAI A330-343 Thai Lion Air
B-HNS B777-31H Cathay Pacific (first visit)
JA812X B737-86N Solaseed Air
VN-A654 A320-271N VietjetAir
B-3563 Challenger 850 Astro Air
RP-C8941 A320-216 Philippines AirAsia
JA812X B737-86N Solaseed Air
VN-A646 A321-271N VietjetAir
VP-BOL A320-214 S7 Airlines
HS-CBE A320-251N Thai AirAsia

On maintenance @ EGAT
HL7418 B744 Asiana: (arr 27-Aug/-)
HL7515 B763 Asiana: (arr 30-Sep/-)
JA73NA B738 Skymark: (arr 29-Sep/-)
JA73NR B738 Skymark: (arr 18-Aug/dep 1-Sep)
JA73NJ B738 Skymark: (arr 4-Sep/dep 24-Sep)
JA737Z B738 Skymark: (arr 14-Sep/dep 27-Sep)
JA818A B788 All Nippon: (arr 1-Aug/dep 8-Sep)
JA823A B788 All Nippon: (arr 31-Aug/-)
N304UP B763 UPS: (arr 16-Sep/-)
N331UP B763 UPS: (arr 31-Aug/dep 16-Sep)
N364UP B763 UPS: (arr 15-Apr/dep 25-Sep) ex-JAL, freighter conversion
N538LA B763 LAN Cargo: (arr 7-Aug/-)
N583UP B744 UPS: (arr 24-Jul/-)
N665AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 25-Sep/-)
N668AC B763 (Shanghai Airlines) (arr 3-Aug/-)
N780BA BLCF Atlas Air: (arr 6-Aug/dep 26-Sep)

N487MC Atlas Air: departed 08-Sep (ex-B-16483)

B-16852 ATR 72-212A(600) (1357) Mandarin Airlines: badly damaged after overrunning runway at Taichung (RMQ) following arrival from Penghu (MZG) as [MDA788] on 22-AUG. Still there as of 30-Sep.

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Bits and Pieces

A couple of quick updates…


Air France A320-211 F-GFKP

Air France A320-211 F-GFKP

AFR resumed flights to Taiwan when they started a new 3 times a week service from CDG-TPE service on 17-Apr. For now, at least, the service is being operated by Boeing 777-200ERs. F-GSPU operated the first service, arriving at TPE on the morning of 17-APR.

AFR552 arrives at 0815 on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.
AFR557 departs at 1020 on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.


Far Eastern MD-82 B-28033

Far Eastern MD-82 B-28033

FAT have ordered 11 Boeing 737-MAX8s. First 2 aircraft will arrive in 2019. This isn’t the first time FAT have tried to introduce the Boeing 737 into their fleet. They ordered 2 -800s a couple of years ago and even had registrations reserved but problems with financing eventually scuppered the deal.

Taoyuan, 24-Apr-2018.

Credits: me.

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Gulfstream B-95119

We have ourselves a new Gulfstream on the island. Actually we may have two, but I guess not. The one I saw was using a call-sign of B-95119 and it was busy doing touch and gos at Sungshan today. I saw it this afternoon from some distance so I can’t confirm if it’s G650 N99KZ (msn 6283) which Mr Gulfstream confirms has been recently delivered to the island. What I can confirm from FR24 is that it pings 89915C.

Taoyuan, 19-Apr-2018.

CreditsFR24, Bob Holland, me.

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UPS Boeing 767-346ER N364UP

A quick update to record a recent maintenance arrival at TPE. It’s UPS Boeing 767 N364UP which arrived on Sunday morning (15-Apr). It’s an ex-JAPAN AIRLINES machine (JA609J) and is here for freighter conversion.

N364UP B767-346ER UPS

Photo is courtesy of Ethan Tang and Jet Photos.

Taoyuan, 17-Apr-2018.

CreditsFR24Skyliner, Ethan Tang, Jet Photos, me.

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N805AV A321-231 departs Taoyuan

The final ex-TRANSASIA AIRWAYS A321 left Taoyuan this morning (12-APR). It was N805AV (msn 6009) and is ex-B-22608. FR24 shows that it went Guam. I ‘m told it’s for AVIANCA, but I suspect it will be having some TLC somewhere first. Sister-ship N810AV (msn 6294) went to Tucson last month and the two A330s (N803AV and N804AV) ended up in Abu Dhabi.

B-22608 A321-231 V-Air

B-22608 A321-231 V-Air

Taoyuan, 12-Apr-2018.

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

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OK-TSD Travel Service Boeing 737-8Q8

Here’s a strange one. Not only because it’s a long way from home, but also the route it took to get to TPE.

It’s TRAVEL SERVICE Boeing 737-8Q8 OK-TSD and arrived  on 8-APR. As you can see it’s been on quite a trek. It’s still here as I type on the evening of 9-APR. Photo is courtesy of 徐鴻鑫

OK-TSD B737-8Q8 Travel Service

OK-TSD B737-8Q8 Travel Service

OK-TSD route

I did wonder if it was something to do with Katy Perry’s tour but the dates and locations don’t really match.

Taoyuan, 9-Apr-2018.

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

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Taipei Taoyuan maintenance movements – March 2008

I know there have been some spotters from the UK here in the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d get my finger out and post the following about various maintenance movements on the off chance that they might visit the blog.

Courtesy of 徐鴻鑫 here’s a photo of the main talking point this month. It’s N1427A a Boeing 767-300 which was converted to freighter here and delivered to PRIME AIR. This one has now left, but there’s a second one here: N1489A.

N1427A B767-306ER(BCF)

N1427A B767-306ER(BCF)

EGAT (bold type designates that the aircraft was still here on March 31).
HL7413 B744 Asiana (arr 15-Mar)
HL7528 B763 Asiana (arr 17-Mar)
HL7620 B744 Asiana (arr 4-Feb/dep 16-Mar)
JA737R B738 Skymark (arr 19-Feb/dep 4-Mar)
JA737X B738 Skymark (arr 10-Mar/dep 23-Mar)
JA737Y B738 Skymark (arr 24-Mar)
JA603A B763 All Nippon (arr 22-Mar)
JA604F B763 All Nippon (arr 17-Feb/dep 23-Mar)
JA620A B763 All Nippon (arr 7-Mar/dep 27-Mar)
JA622A B763 All Nippon (arr 25-Mar)
JA627A B763 All Nippon (arr 6-Feb/dep 8-Mar)
JA812A B788 All Nippon (arr 17-Mar)
N289UP MD11 UPS (arr 17-Mar/dep 19-Mar)
N303UP B763 UPS (arr 17-Mar)
N317UP B763 UPS (arr 9-Mar/dep 24-Mar)
N340UP B763 UPS (arr 24-Mar)
N408MC B744 Atlas Air (arr 3-Feb/dep 16-Mar)
N477MC B744 Atlas Air (arr 19-Feb/dep30-Mar)
N578UP B744 UPS (arr 9-Feb/dep 6-Mar)
N581UP B744 UPS (arr 28-Feb)
N638GT >> N1427A B763 Atlas Air/Prime Air: outside on 11-Mar (primer) and 23-Mar (c/s?). Air-test on 27-Mar (full Prime Air c/s). Dep to ANC on 28-Mar.
N1489A B763 Atlas Air (arr 27-Jan)
2-AERB B772 Ukraine International (dep 2-Mar)

China Airlines
3701 B738 RoC Air Force (arr 26-Feb)

B-16481 B744 EVA Air >> N485MC Atlas Air: air tests on 8-Mar and 10-Mar. Departed 31-Mar to HKG.
HS-STB B744 Orient Thai: stored in north-western corner of airport.
N805AV A321 Avianca (ex-B-22608): air-test 12-Mar.
N810AV A321 Avianca (ex-B-22610): air test 11-Mar. Has subsequently departed.

B-18916 A350-941 (191) China Airlines: arr TPE 8-Mar, 1st service 12-Mar to HKG as [CAL903/904]

Taoyuan, 3-Apr-2018.

CreditsFR24Skyliner, me.

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Taipei Songshan: 25-Jun to 01-Jul-2017

A few things to note this week. Sovereign N578AB (25th), Challenger D-AFAD (26th), King N350KF (30th and 1st), LAS VEGAS BBJ N887LS (1st), and G150 VH-PFV (1st).

Little else to tear me away from watching the tennis  though.

Beech 350 N350KF

Beech 350 N350KF – Chung Cheng Hsueh

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Bits and Pieces: 5-Jul-2017

ATR 72-212A(600) B-28068 (which to correct an earlier error is msn 1171) is currently AOG (presumably in Paphos) due to some avionics software issues. These have been fixed but there is still some paperwork to be completed. Current ETA in Taipei is Saturday or Sunday.

I’d previously reported that the 2 remaining A321s and A330s had been sold. That deal fell through, and another deal to send the A330s to South America was struck but that is also floundering. Yet another deal is now being negotiated with someone else. An announcement is expected later this month. Yeah right. By the way, I’m keeping this deliberately vague as none of this supposed to be public knowledge.

Last Boeing 747-400 service from SFO will be on 31-Jul (arriving here on the evening of 1-Aug). From 1-Aug, the SFO-TPE-SFO service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ERs. Oh dear, some more 777s for the log!

Taoyuan, 5-Jul-2017

Credits: Me, Keith, Roger.

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Taipei Taoyuan: 24-30 Jun 2017

Unusually for TPE, pride of place goes to a biz this week. Sovereign N95TE was in an out on 28-JUN. And if that’s making you think ‘that’s not special’ it’s because there was little else about.

ROYAL FLIGHT Boeing 767-300ER VP-BLC was in and out on 24-Jun but has been here before. There were a couple of fist visits  CATHAY PACIFIC Airbus A350 B-LRP (24th) and EMIRATES Airbus A380 A6-EUP (27th). Probably not first visits but there were a couple of CHINA EASTERN Boeing 777-300ERS in as well; B-7343 (28th)  and B-7349 (29th).

As mentioned elsewhere, there were 2 EVA AIRWAYS deliveries; Boeing 777-300ER B-16738 (28th) and Airbus A330 B-16339 (29th). There was also a CHINA AIRLINES departure; Boeing 737-800 B-18609/N101TU (28th).

One thing I didn’t expect when I came to Taiwan was to clear the SKYMARK fleet. I haven’t done that yet but Boeing 737-800 JA73NL which arrived on 24-JUN was the 16th different one to arrive at EGAT for maintenance since I’ve been here (which is just over a year now) so I’m well on my way.

I’ve raided my own archives for a photo this week. As we’ve been talking about SKYMARK and ROYAL FLIGHT, here’s a SKYMARK Boeing 767-300ER JA767A which is now with ROYAL FLIGHT as VP-BLC which as you’ve read was here on 24-JUN. This was taken at Haneda in January 2003.

Skymark B767-3Q8ER JA767A

Skymark B767-3Q8ER JA767A

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