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The oldest flyable Boeing, a 247-D from 1933, had it's last flight last week. Destination: Boeing Field in Seattle.

https://www.museumofflight.org/content/ ... nal-flight

arrival:



previous engine test & taxi test:


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Latam's colours :

https://thedesignair.net/2016/04/28/lat ... e-love-it/

LAN had one of the nicest colourschemes in the industry, but this new one is boring, boring, boring.....

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A superb safety demonstration by Emirates stewardesses in Benfica stadium (Estadio de la Luz) in Lisbon:

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A dumb blonde does not understand/recognise maths/mathematics/wiskunde, delays flight over "terrorist fear"...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ram ... es-flight/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36240523 :roll: :mrgreen: :oops: :wtf:
https://www.airnieuws.nl : Airnieuws got updated per 02 July 2020: Fokker news, etc.

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Last voyage of a Transaero 767-200:


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Sporty approach to EBBR this evening.
RWY 07R in use for LDG.
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OK, seems a good reason ;)
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Soon after, back to normal. Aligned miles out.
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But why 07R (with compulsory backtracking on the RWY) rather than 07L ?
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sn26567 wrote:But why 07R (with compulsory backtracking on the RWY) rather than 07L ?
see: https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic ... 19#p327323

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DIBO wrote:
sn26567 wrote:But why 07R (with compulsory backtracking on the RWY) rather than 07L ?
see: https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic ... 19#p327323
Wouldn't it be possible to add at least a section of taxiway alongside the far end of 07R in order to make it more operational?

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Aircraft landing only rarely use full length of 07R. Adding that extra taxiway would only provide a marginal gain, if any. It's about 2.20 KM to the last exit, this is plenty for pretty much all aircraft using that runway during the nighttime.
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The rather small airport of Bordeaux has received its third diversion today. Rather exceptional:

- Germanwings 4U9642 from Dusseldorf to Faro
- Ryanair FR9886 from Liverpool to Alicante
- Condor DE1438 from Hamburg to Lanzarote
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Wouldn't it be possible to add at least a section of taxiway alongside the far end of 07R
Not impossible, but neither easy nor cheap: it would need to cross the Tervuursesteenweg (N227?). And, as has been explained, there is little need.

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On 15th May, some 15.000 spotters / visitors went to Perth Airport to see the first arrival ever in Australia of an Antonov AN-225. Shipment was a 112 ton transformator for a mining company.

https://twitter.com/PerthAirport

http://www.news.com.au/travel/huge-turn ... 0928bfe3b1

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Ready for take off?

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Source, including a video with the aircraft landing back on his feet:

https://twitter.com/Denism30

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How proud can a father be: Maarten Somsen, former KLM pilot from 1954 till 1989 is marshaller at AMS for the last flight from his son Derk Somsen, retiring as captain on a KLM 777:

video:
http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c ... ste-vlucht

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sn26567 wrote:
Passenger wrote:Warning for all those Luchtzak members who say they have replaced BRU by AMS: there are two ongoing strike warnings for AMS Schiphol: one by security and one by KLM
Indeed. Who said there are never strikes at AMS? FNV, the trade union for security controllers, will stage a first strike tonight at 1900. For 10-15 minutes. Announced as the first of a series of actions...

AMS asks passengers to come well in advance to avoid any problems...

And then there are union demonstrations in front of the head office of KLM. Before a strike?[/attachment]
AMS anyone?
Amsterdam had a second (also short) social action by trade Union FNV Beveiliging this noon. Just for 15 minutes (at 13h30). Two smaller unions already accepted new propositions from AMS management and didn't joined the 15 minute strike, so delays for passengers were limited to 0-5 minutes.

Basicly, FNV Beveiliging (the largest AMS security trade union) demands that the "stand-up time" at the new central passengers control centres is reduced from 2,5 hour to 1,5 hours, that the lighting at the "central security posts" is adapted (seems the spots reflect on the monitors/screens) and that the lavendel aerie odor (where people have to take out out their shoes...) is stopped.

It seems that AMS management offered to reduce the stand-up time at the central security posts, but only after 01 Sept 2016.

(the above was discussed in another topic about Brussels Airport, but Trivia News seems more appropriate)

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On 13 July 2014, 5A-ONP = an almost brand new Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 was damaged at Tripoli Airport during the civil war there. Lots of damage by bullets.

Report 13th July 2014:
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=167886

Airfleets.net:
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-1472.htm

Since 13th July 2014, the aircraft was grounded at Tripoli.

Till today: 5A-ONP just flew from Tripoli to the Airbus factory in Hamburg. At 10.000 ft, and apparently with a route very close to airports. Routing near Marseille, Reims, Charleroi, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam to Hamburg:
https://012www.flightradar24.com/data/a ... p/#9d70b22

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Perhaps the youngest stowaway ever? Luckily he had chosen the cargo hold, not the landing gear:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirate ... 1-1.631730

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Kusadasi (Turkey) has a new diving hotspot: an old A300:




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If you think it happens only in Belgium...

Norway closes part of its airspace due to technical problems

Norway has closed part of its airspace due to technical problems.

"We are working on sorting out the problem. Delays can be expected but we can't say for how long," an airport operator Avinor spokesman said on Tuesday. He said the airspace over Oslo was open and that the closure was affecting western Norway.

European agency Eurocontrol separately said on Twitter the outage was due to a radar failure at the western city of Stavanger, Norway's oil industry capital.

Source: Reuters
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