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Old Posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:15 PM
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There was a Lufthansa A340 in the ramp area at 8.30 AM? Diversion?? looks like yesterday flight left on time.....
I can't find anything online about it.
     
     
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I can't find anything online about it.
OK - I got first hand info.... it was yesterday's LH 495 - Passengers were boarded in and then pulled off - 2.5 hrs on the ground, engine problem, flight cancelled, and they have been told that some parts need to be fly in from Germany. Today's LH 494 also arrived. My buddy, who was on the plane asked to come back tomorrow.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:41 PM
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I wonder if WS will place an order for the new re-engined 737-7, -8, and -9?



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Old Posted Aug 30, 2011, 2:36 PM
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OK - I got first hand info.... it was yesterday's LH 495 - Passengers were boarded in and then pulled off - 2.5 hrs on the ground, engine problem, flight cancelled, and they have been told that some parts need to be fly in from Germany. Today's LH 494 also arrived. My buddy, who was on the plane asked to come back tomorrow.
The aircraft left YYC last evening as DLH 4T3

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH4T3
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2011, 7:53 PM
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Antonov 124 just arrived from Leipzig. It looked awesome busting through the clouds with condensation all along the top of the wing.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB148F
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2011, 2:20 PM
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A few shots of the A-124:


An124 a by evenSky, on Flickr


An124 b by evenSky, on Flickr


DSCF7227 by RAF-YYC, on Flickr


DSCF7260 by RAF-YYC, on Flickr

It is rumoured to be departing around 1430 today. Will update if I get more info.
     
     
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Saw it while taxiing down to the south end to take off. I'd never seen it up close before! What a machine!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2011, 2:29 PM
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It left this morning (or that was you taxiing by it?)?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2011, 2:36 PM
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Just got my email from Flightaware, it is scheduled to depart at 1430 to Anchorage.
     
     
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Sorry if I was unclear, we taxied by it, as it was parked on the apron.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 1, 2011, 2:33 PM
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Flickr user evenSky got some departure shots of the A124 yesterday:


An124 takeoff a by evenSky, on Flickr


An124 takeoff b by evenSky, on Flickr


An124 takeoff c by evenSky, on Flickr
     
     
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Only needed 4 mins in position prior to starting takeoff run. Gooood Rashin' Tieknalagee.
     
     
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Only needed 4 mins in position prior to starting takeoff run. Gooood Rashin' Tieknalagee.
Yup, only 4 minutes! I went over to watch her depart. Pulls into position, increases thrust slightly from idle, holds that for about 2 minutes (while checking control surfaces), then the thrust went up again and the flaps came down further, finally announced they were good to go and got the t/o clearance after about another minute waiting for traffic on 28 to land.

She got airborne sooner than usual, but they were only off to Anchorage so I am guessing not as close to MTW as some other times.
     
     
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Wee_YYC just tweeted me.... Lufthansa Cargo flight arriving YYC at 1.45 PM this afternoon. It should be a MD11 (they have only MD11s in cargo fleet)

Correction - Flightaware says it is a 744 - may be a third party aircraft flying for LH Cargo???

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Wee_YYC just tweeted me.... Lufthansa Cargo flight arriving YYC at 1.45 PM this afternoon. It should be a MD11 (they have only MD11s in cargo fleet)

Correction - Flightaware says it is a 744 - may be a third party aircraft flying for LH Cargo???
Definitely was a 744, saw one parked on the cargo apron as I came back into Calgary on the QE2 yesterday evening. It should be leaving this morning to Chateauroux:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GEC8328
     
     
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Wee_in_YYC with this MONSTER of a shot of the departing A124:


UR-82007 by Wee in YYC, on Flickr
     
     
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I just noticed that spot too, I'll have to tell Wee and bug him about it.
     
     
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I love it; I can't remember ever seeing large turbofans spewing that much black smoke. Again: "Gooood Rashin' Tieknalagee". Sweet pics nonetheless.

Edit: At this point, some joker is just itching to 'advise' me that Antonov is based just outside Kiev... <fingers drumming>
     
     
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AC domestic/transborder winter schedule

AC has just released its winter 2011/2012 schedules.

Bit of a yawn actually.

No major changes other than the already known losses of YXU and SFO.

Because of those losses, YYC will have fewer than 40 daily mainline flights (including int'l). First time I have seen that since winter 2006.

YXE is the only other route with any signficant change. Down 1 daily rotation to 6 instead of 7 (lower on weekends of course).

Other mentionable items:

YCG losing its weekend service (so 5 weekly). First time I have ever seen that.

More E90 flying throughout Western Canada.

All other routes are status quo except the odd weekly frequency tweek up or down.

Overall net loss to YYC is 17 fewer frequencies per week compared to last winter for the Air Canada Group.
     
     
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