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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Taipei: 25-Dec-2016 to 29-Dec-2016

It’s very much a case of short rations for my last post of the year. I’ll start by wishing everyone a happy new year (prosperous or otherwise). Taoyuan: 25th Dec CATHAY PACIFIC A350-900 B-LRI made a first visit this morning (now, where’s that pesky B-LRH?). NIPPON CARGO Boeing 747-800F┬áJA11KZ may well have been a first … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 24-Dec-2016

Taoyuan. Freighter movements don’t tend to feature much on the blog, but there were 2 worthy of comment today. First up was AIRBRIDGE CARGO Boeing 747-800F VQ-BRH which arrived from SVO this evening. It’s since departed but I can’t recall seeing one in here before so I thought I’d mention it. The second one is … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 23-Dec-2016

Happy Christmas! Taoyuan. CHINA AIRLINES’ 3rd A350-900 B-18903 arrived at lunchtime. It’s msn 66 and has a hex of 899013 (which as far as I can tell has never been used before). 2 more ex-TNA A321s departed. I think the tie-ups below are correct. Delivery: B-18903 A359 China Airlines: (13:06/-) from TLS as [CAL1710] Biz: … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 22-Dec-2016

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. None of that Seasons Greetings wish-wash here I’ll have you know. Smiley Taoyuan. The details of the 2 departing A320s are not yet known. Biz: B-99999 E35L: (-/?) Interesting Movements: A6-EEN A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] B-LRC A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA474/CPA475] … Continue reading »

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Taipei 21-Dec-2016

‘Tis the season for having dark thoughts about why multi-national companies are so obsessed with their year-end profit especially when their financial year runs til April. Airbus are doing all they can to ruin my Christmas by trying to deliver me 2 A350s by 31-DEC. We got one on the 23-DEC, and may get the … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 20-Dec-2016

‘Tis the season for the disposal of the former TRANSAISA AIRWAYS fleet. The first of their aircraft left here today. Airbus A320 B-22316 (msn 5055) has become D-AAAN (hex 3C442E) and ferried down to XSP from Songshan using its reg as a call-sign. Not wishing to get too far ahead of myself, but I can … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 19-Dec-2016

UPDATED WITH TSA’s movements. ‘Tis the season for winter maintenance with VIRGIN ATLANTIC B747 G-VAST arriving in Xiamen and KLM A330-200 PH-AOA departing from there today. For the sake of completeness (I did report its arrival after all), VIRGIN Boeing 747-400 G-VLIP departed from there on 17-DEC too. Tis also the season for new aircraft. … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 18-Dec-2016

‘Tis the season to travel between Taiwan and Korea (or vice versa). We’ve had a JIN AIR B777-200ER and a KOREAN Boeing 747-8 in Taoyuan this week. More of that later when I post those days’ movements. Taoyuan. Interesting Movements: A6-E0I A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] B-LRD A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA400/CPA401] B-LRF A359 Cathay Pacific: [-/CPA465] + … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 17-Dec-2016

Taoyuan. The G550 hopped from Songshan and then left shortly after. Biz: N10XG G550: (08:26/09:04) Interesting Movements: A6-EUA A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] B-LRE A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA474/CPA475] B-LRF A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA496/CPA469] + [CPA466/CPA400] + [CPA468/-] N122UA B744 United Airlines: [-/UAL872] N181DN B763 Delta Airlines: [DAL69/-] N181UA B744 United Airlines: [UAL871/-] N189DN B763 Delta Airlines: [-/DAL68] … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 16-Dec-2016

Taoyuan. Two of the all white CHINA AIRLINES B737s departed this evening to Guam and onward to the States. Biz: M-SCOT FA7X: (-/18:32) Interesting Movements: A6-E0I A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] N122UA B744 United Airlines: [UAL871/-] N128UA B744 United Airlines: [-/UAL872] N181DN B763 Delta Airlines: [-/DAL68] N189DN B763 Delta Airlines: [DAL69/-] PH-BVF B77W KLM: [KLM807/KLM807] and [KLM808/KLM808] … Continue reading »

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Ex-China Airlines B737s B-18607 and B-18608

Two of the stored CHINA AIRLINES B737-800s left Taipei (TPE) on the evening of 16-DEC-2016. They both ferried to the States so my previous information that they were destined for the ROC AIR FORCE would seem to be wrong… B-18607 (139/29104) has become N142MD with a hex of A0AB35 B-18608 (141/28406) has become N319CR with … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 15-Dec-2016

Taoyuan. Biz: M-SCOT FA7X: (18:15/-) Interesting Movements: A6-EEY A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] B-LRD A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA474/CPA475] B-LRF A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA408/CPA407] N127UA B744 United Airlines: [-/UAL872] N128UA B744 United Airlines: [UAL871/-] N181DN B763 Delta Airlines: [DAL579/-] N189DN B763 Delta Airlines: [-/DAL688] PH-BVB B77W KLM: [KLM807/KLM807] and [KLM808/KLM808] TC-LJJ B77W Turkish Airlines: [THY24/THY25] Maintenance: D-AHFT B738 … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 14-Dec-2016

Taoyuan. Interesting Movements: A6-EEJ A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] B-LRA A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA405/CPA467] B-LRB A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA400/CPA401] N127UA B744 United Airlines: [UAL871/-] N178UA B744 United Airlines: [-/UAL872] N189DN B763 Delta Airlines: [DAL69/-] N1605 B763 Delta Airlines: [-/DAL578] PH-BVN B77W KLM: [KLM807/KLM807] and [KLM808/KLM808] Maintenance: D-AHFT B738 TUIFly: (arr 01-NOV) D-AHFV B738 TUIFly: (arr 14-OCT) JA55AN … Continue reading »

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Taipei: 13-Dec-2016

Taoyuan. Interesting Movements: A6-EOA A380 Emirates: [UAE366/UAE367] B-LRB A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA474/CPA475] B-LRC A359 Cathay Pacific: [CPA400/CPA401] N117UA B744 United Airlines: [-/UAL872] N178UA B744 United Airlines: [UAL871/-] N188DN B763 Delta Airlines: [-/DAL578] N1605 B763 Delta Airlines: [DAL69/-] PH-BQB B772 KLM: [KLM807/KLM807] and [KLM808/KLM808] TC-LJC B77W Turkish Airlines: (THY24/THY25) Maintenance: D-AHFT B738 TUIFly: (arr 01-NOV) D-AHFV … Continue reading »

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TransAsia Airways latest.

FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT have announced that they have launched a bid to take over TRANSASIA AIRWAYS’ operations. aircraft, and staff. FAT seem confident that they can achieve this by January 11, 2017 which is when TNA will be formally wound up. Most people I have talked to seem skeptical though. FAT say that if … Continue reading »

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