A couple of quick updates… AIR FRANCE: 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 … Continue reading
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. Photo is courtesy of Ethan Tang and Jet Photos. Smiley, Taoyuan, 17-Apr-2018. Credits: FR24, Skyliner, Ethan Tang, Jet Photos, me.
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 … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
CHINA AIRLINES have taken delivery of their 6th A350. B-18907 (msn 105) arrived at Taoyuan this afternoon (25-May). Here’s a photo of her at Toulouse just before departure. And no, Keith, the wheelbarrow isn’t for my salary; it’s not big enough! Smiley, Taoyuan, 25-May-2017.
CHINA AIRLINES Boeing 737s B-18605 (130/28404) and B-18606 (132/28405) are currently WFU at TPE. ‘605 is all white, and ‘606 is also white but has the remnants of the CAL colour-scheme on its nose. There was also another CAL Boeing 737-800 in bare metal here last week, but I think that was one being repainted … Continue reading
More a case of rumour and conjecture rather than hard facts today. Whatever! CHINA AIRLINES I was told last week that CAL would be retiring all of their passenger Boeing 747-400s by the end of the year. Someone else has now told me that only 2 are being retired this year, with the rest to … Continue reading
CHINA AIRLINES Will withdraw B-18806 (msn 433) their last A340-300 from service at the end of May. FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT MD-83 B-28025 (line/msn 2214/53602) has been temporarily wfu and is currently parked at Taipei Songshan minus its engines. She’s seen here in happier days (April 2002) departing from Songshan. TRANSASIA AIRWAYS An update on … Continue reading
EVA AIRWAYS Have taken delivery of their 33rd Boeing 777-300ER. B777-3ALER B-16737 (1485/61770) was delivered (PAE-TPE) on 27/28-APR. TRANSASIA AIRWAYS The airline announced this week that they have found a buyer for their remaining A330s and A321s. The price is reported to be US$364 million. All 4 (B-22101, B-22102, B-22608, B-22610) have been parked at … Continue reading
CHINA AIRLINES Despite the fact that their newest Boeing 737-800 is only a couple of months old, CHINA AIRLINES already have any eye on their next narrow-body order. There’s still a long way to go, but the A320neo is being looked upon favorably. I couldn’t possibly comment if that has anything to do with the … Continue reading
Recent Cambodian start-up JC INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (QD/JJC) have started services from Cambodia to Taiwan. Currently the airline is operating a couple of ex-AIR BERLIN A320s which were delivered in March 2017. XU-998 (msn 7224) kicked things of on 17-Apr with a service to Taichung from Siam Reap and a departure to Phnom Penh. She was … Continue reading