Author Archives: Smiley
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.
FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT 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. TRANSASIA AIRWAYS I’d previously reported that … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
While doing my weekly round-up of TPE movements, I found out about this one. CHINA AIRLINES Boeing 737-800 B-18605 (line/msn 130/28404) has become N101TU and ferried (GUM/HNL/VCV) on 28/29-Jun. Smiley, Taoyuan, 1-Jul-2017. Credits: FR24, Skyliner, me.
Is it really the 1st July? Where does the time go… Some of the following is a little old but I’ve included it for the sake of completeness. There’s also some new stuff though, so pay attention… CHINA AIRLINES A new service to London Gatwick using Airbus A350-900s will commence on 1-Dec-2107. Initially the service … Continue reading
Slightly later than usual with the report this week. Those who worry about me slowing down in my dotage will be reassured to hear that alcohol rather than senility is to blame (although the end results are often confused with each other). There’s been a lot of runway changes recently and as I may have … Continue reading
Little to comment on really. The most interesting visitor was VP-BLG a ROYAL FLIGHT Boeing 767-300ER but it’s been in before (and like before, I missed it!). For a while I thought we were going to get all of the AIR CANADA Boeing 777-9s in one after the other but the sequence of first visits … Continue reading
Another steady week here. Nothing really brilliant but still a few things worth pointing out. Nicest of was probably UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT’s A318 N777UE. Close second would be MINSHENG Lineage B-3219. There was another Lineage too: N966MS. As well as these, there were some nice smaller biz as well: Challengers N898DL and 9H-VFH; Global 9H-VJS; Gulfstreams … Continue reading
First up is a grateful thank you to those awfully nice schedulers at AIR CANADA who sent us a different Triple-Seven every day this week; much appreciated! Staying with Canada, SKYSERVICE Learjet 45 C-GEJD was a nice visitor at the end of the week. The only other biz of note was Gulfstream G550 N881WR. EMIRATES … Continue reading
I suspect no one saw the best visitor here this week: SR JET Legacy 500 B-3385 was in for an hour early on 9-JUN. Of the rest, HYUNDAI’s BBJ HL8290 was probably the star, but Cessna U206 Float Plane D-EBIW has to be a close second. There were a some unusual biz visitors too including … Continue reading
Big news this week was the start of an AIR CANADA service from Vancouver. First one was on 9-JUN using Boeing 787-9 C-FRSR (and on a personal note friends and neighbours, that puppy was well received indeed!). [ACA11] has an ETA of 14:15 and [ACA12] departs at 15:55 and I believe it’s a daily flight. … Continue reading
CHINA AIRLINES Boeing 737-809 B-18606 (line/msn 132/28405) became N262MA a couple of days ago and departed TPE for GUM using its reg as a call-sign on 3-Jun-2107. With thanks to Skyliner. Smiley, Taoyuan, 04-Jun-2017.
Another week, another Frenchie. Another Gulfstream G650 too. The Frenchie was Falcon 900LX F-HRAY and the Gulfstream was N368GW. There were some other G650s too including B-88322 making a return from wherever it’s been hiding recently. The week was ended off quite nicely with VISTAJET MALTA Challenger 9H-VFH. One I’m not sure about was Embraer 145 … Continue reading
I’ve made a quick raid on this excellent Facebook group to share a couple of things from the lighter side of aviation in Taiwan. First up is one from Johnny Chung. It’s Diamond DA-40NG B-88123 (msn 40.N088). Next one is one that seems to be based around here. It’s another Diamond. This time DA-42NG N858BR … Continue reading
CHINA AIRLINES A340-313 B-18806 (msn 433) China Airlines’ last A340 appears to have been retired as scheduled at the end of May. It operated [CAL915/CAL916] to and back from Honkers on 31-May and hasn’t flown since. Meanwhile, the new A350 B-18907 (msn 105) flew its first service on 29-May as [CAL073]. This was supposed to … Continue reading