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Speaking of Airlink, ZS-YAX is currently operating her first test flight since an engine failure on her last flight on 5 March 2023.
pvspots wrote: Sat May 20, 2023 6:46 pm I can confirm ZS-YAX has been repainted with 4Z colors. Flew her on my flight from JNB to WVB on 05MAR23 but had to return to JNB due to issues with its number 2 engine. Hasn't flown since then per FR24. Anyone has news on its status?
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FoxTROT wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:20 am
grjplanes wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:14 pm I flew -YZA on Sunday evening JNB-GRJ...the seat lay-out seemed different with 11 Business class seats (same as the E195s?)

Was on -YZD Friday evening, was all-economy lay-out
It seems aircraft are keeping the same configuration as the previous operators.

ZSYZD/E ex-Azul = 106 all economy
ZS-YZA/C (I assume the 3rd aircraft will become YZB) ex Aeromexico = 11 Business + 88 Economy
Is there a shortage of seats for LNK to re-configure the cabin? Must be a scheduling nightmare.
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Airplaneguy9 wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:58 pm Speaking of Airlink, ZS-YAX is currently operating her first test flight since an engine failure on her last flight on 5 March 2023.
Any idea why it took 11 months for an engine change - return to service?
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GL wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:39 am Any idea why it took 11 months for an engine change - return to service?
Speculation on my end, but reasons could include
- Lack of parts
- No demand
- Extended check
- Maybe the engine failure was the catalyst for a host of other problems on the aircraft
among others. I'm sure someone closer to Airlink can give a proper reason.
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FoxTROT wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:20 am I assume the 3rd aircraft will become YZB
Your guess was correct! Your prize of R1 million in unpaid ticket revenue will be waiting at the nearest traffic department.
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Seems like ZS-YAX just had another issue today. Anyone knows the reason for the diversion back to CPT?
Airplaneguy9 wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:58 pm Speaking of Airlink, ZS-YAX is currently operating her first test flight since an engine failure on her last flight on 5 March 2023.
pvspots wrote: Sat May 20, 2023 6:46 pm I can confirm ZS-YAX has been repainted with 4Z colors. Flew her on my flight from JNB to WVB on 05MAR23 but had to return to JNB due to issues with its number 2 engine. Hasn't flown since then per FR24. Anyone has news on its status?
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pvspots wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:40 pm Seems like ZS-YAX just had another issue today. Anyone knows the reason for the diversion back to CPT?
Not sure. They sent ZS-YAA to cover. However, it looks like she's back in service again today. Weird.

New registration! C5-TEY, ex-TF-BBJ with Bluebird Nordic and VH-TJK with Qantas, is a Boeing 737-400SF that Africa Charter Airline recently took delivery of.
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Airplaneguy9 wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:38 am
pvspots wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:40 pm Seems like ZS-YAX just had another issue today. Anyone knows the reason for the diversion back to CPT?
Not sure. They sent ZS-YAA to cover. However, it looks like she's back in service again today. Weird.

New registration! C5-TEY, ex-TF-BBJ with Bluebird Nordic and VH-TJK with Qantas, is a Boeing 737-400SF that Africa Charter Airline recently took delivery of.
Sadly C5-TEY arrived at a crap time so no photo's.
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ZS-CMD CRJ2 of Cemair now has billboard AVIS titles.
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GLF4 wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:30 am ZS-CMD CRJ2 of Cemair now has billboard AVIS titles.
Passing on the torch...

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Air Zim is getting a new E145.

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CRJ900 msn 15081 reg N15081arrived ORT early this morning on deliveryto CemAir.
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Safairs FGA and FGB are done. Will be getting OE shortly then off for cargo conversion for ASL.
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TGRK wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:41 pm Safairs FGA and FGB are done. Will be getting OE shortly then off for cargo conversion for ASL.
Very sad to see them go :( . They were one of the oldest operating -800s in the world.

In other news:
- SAA's A333 ZS-SXJ has been in service since Feb 4,
- We have images of that new AVIS livery on CRJ2 ZS-CMD:
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TGRK wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:41 pm Safairs FGA and FGB are done. Will be getting OE shortly then off for cargo conversion for ASL.
I think this is them
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