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Old 10th May 2020, 13:43
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Old 10th May 2020, 15:53
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I must admit I was bamboozled too.
that was an interesting one, are they any relation to Vietnam Airlines? Will we see this one in LHR again I wonder?
VN just started brining their A350 on resumed flights but I see a 789 was back in the other day The numbering sequence of the Bamboo Dreamliner isn't far off the VN airlines 789s.
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Old 10th May 2020, 15:56
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Seems to be an increase in joined up services which might make sense.
I see last night PT-MUF of LATAM operated a flight FRA-LHR-GRU wonder if it operated in bound like this also?
The Koreans seem to be doing a LHR-CDG-SEL as well I suppose with low volumes these "stoppers" might become more regular.
LATAM A350 the other week did 2x LHR-CDG-GRU

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Old 10th May 2020, 18:19
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Originally Posted by BRISTOLRE View Post
that was an interesting one, are they any relation to Vietnam Airlines? Will we see this one in LHR again I wonder?
VN just started brining their A350 on resumed flights but I see a 789 was back in the other day The numbering sequence of the Bamboo Dreamliner isn't far off the VN airlines 789s.
I think the registration is simply in a sequence that Vietnam uses for all civil airliners. It's used by all the airlines: Air Vietnam, Bamboo (no connection with VN, they are a subsidiary of a construction company), VietJetAir, JetStar Pacific, etc.
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Old 14th May 2020, 06:29
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319 leaving LHR now for CHR. Going to pick up a 380 or another one for the park? Strange times.
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Old 14th May 2020, 07:05
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Old 14th May 2020, 16:06
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Vitenam Airlines A350 VN-A899 in today and just climbed out past me, is that a first visit? I've only noticed the 787s on the trackers before.
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Old 14th May 2020, 17:23
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It was the 1st visit of this particular airframe apparently.

The Chateauroux A319 is just skimming past Surrey on it's way back into LHR.
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Old 14th May 2020, 17:44
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It was the 1st visit of this particular airframe apparently.
While I have no personal interest in what registration marks are worn by a particular aircraft, those that do care are enjoying the fact that, despite the greatly reduced number of movements, Heathrow is currently getting a higher-than-usual average of 2-3 aircraft per day that have never visited before.
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Old 16th May 2020, 11:11
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A thought came to me yesterday evening and it was this...If 90% of the long-haul (perhaps SH also) flights are cargo flights and the cabin is full of cargo, how are they unloaded at LHR. I'm assuming that they park at the gates at the various terminals, so underbelly containers would come out as normal, but how about the large cabin loads ? Airbridge seems too complicated, perhaps a catering truck with telescopic capabilities ? Whichever, it must be very labour-intensive.

Also, I caught the Air China 747 coming into LHR yesterday afternoon. I haven't seen one of those in a good while, or at least it seems that way.
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Old 16th May 2020, 12:37
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My guess is that they would park on remote stands and the cargo off loaded from there.
I noticed that Delta are going to reintroduce some pax flights because of the need to carry cargo.
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Old 17th May 2020, 20:34
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Anyone clock N700KW today at LHR (G-BNWP as was) ex BA B767-336ER going Houston - LHR then what appears quick turnaround then towards Lagos/Nigeria direction.
Last time any of these fine machines were over here was the Thomas cook repriations to/from LGW and GLA. Great to be back on its home patch albeit a brief stop.

Cargojet B763F was in again today.
Massive amount of China Airlines, Capital Airlines and Hainan A330s in on recent days.
Cargologic appears to have resumed flights again to/from LHR, yesterday B744F G-CLAA was in.
Vietnam A359 seems almost daily now often in addition to the B789.
Alitalia B772 was in last night in addition to the A330 from FCO

A (G-TUIx) TUI Dreamliner was in late last week doing a repatriation flight from Ecuador (GYE) clearly a one off.

SAS NEO SE-ROY making appearances at LHR, very smart new livery.


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Old 19th May 2020, 20:22
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
Since the Great A380 CHR Invasion, BA 319`s have been regulars there on 'day returns' with, presumably, working parties of engineers to support the parked fleet.
I'd imagine it's a weekly thing then?
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Old 19th May 2020, 20:45
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SkyUp 737 UR-SQP just thundered over me, outbound Heathrow... Another carrier I'd never heard of.
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Old 19th May 2020, 21:03
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A thought came to me yesterday evening and it was this...If 90% of the long-haul (perhaps SH also) flights are cargo flights and the cabin is full of cargo, how are they unloaded at LHR. I'm assuming that they park at the gates at the various terminals, so underbelly containers would come out as normal, but how about the large cabin loads ? Airbridge seems too complicated, perhaps a catering truck with telescopic capabilities ? Whichever, it must be very labour-intensive.
They’re using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes it is very labour intensive. This is balanced out by not having many flights to cater and plenty of spare rampies.

Tomorrow, the CHR A319 will do LHR-CHR, drop off the A380 engineers, then go to TLS to drop off 2 A350 pilots, then go back to CHR to pick up the engineers and ferry them back to LHR. A brand new A350 (G-XWBF) will follow to LHR from TLS on a delivery flight.

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Old 19th May 2020, 21:13
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Tomorrow, the CHR A319 will do LHR-CHR, drop off the A380 engineers, then go to TLS to drop off 2 A350 pilots, then go back to CHR to pick up the engineers and ferry them back to LHR. A brand new A350 (G-XWBF) will follow to LHR from TLS on a delivery flight.
Interesting - the day trips to Déols for the past couple of weeks have been on Thursdays. Presumably this week's has been brought forward a day to facilitate the A350 delivery.
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Old 20th May 2020, 09:14
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They’re using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes it is very labour intensive. This is balanced out by not having many flights to cater and plenty of spare rampies.
Thanks champair79 for that information. Do you know if they use trolleys in the cabin to move the cargo ? Those seats, especially in Business and First are very expensive and there has to be incidental damage to them by the nature of loading/unloading, or are the rampies schooled in the art of gentle movement ? ;-)
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Old 20th May 2020, 14:08
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Interesting - the day trips to Déols for the past couple of weeks have been on Thursdays. Presumably this week's has been brought forward a day to facilitate the A350 delivery.
See the new A350 is enroute and just abeam St Malo as I type. G-XWBB and XWBE are both currently stored according to Planespotter.

Their first 787-10 G-ZBLA has also been flown, wonder when that will be delivered.

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Old 20th May 2020, 16:27
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Their first 787-10 G-ZBLA has also been flown, wonder when that will be delivered.
I believe it's due tomorrow morning.
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