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Cost of leasing the aircrafts could be one reason. The routes out of JHB has yet to be proven successful. Perhaps they're taking a low risk approach by reducing their investment cost (leasing fee of 734 must be significantly lower than that of 738), at least until the routes are proven to be successful enough to justify higher leasing fees

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I thought B738 has better fuel efficiency than B734 does. Any particular reason why FY decided to deploy B734 in JHB?

 

They choose JHB bcos they see the potentialmarket over there. You know the Iskandar Project etc...

Besiedes, they want to capture market from SIN :rolleyes:

 

Hmmm :( BTW,please do keep us informed on the latest news about FY inaugural flight to SBW.

 

 

tamizi, i dont know much about this. so far no changes to the schedule. btw, i'll be on the 1st flt to SBW and SDK :yahoo:

 

anyway, any spotters at KUL during 9M-FFF arrival? Please spot the FO.

its a lady! :clapping:

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Heard about IDG rather than CSD thingy. But non-EFIS B734? Where would the crew be trained? In fact, is there such a thing as a non-EFIS B734?

yup there are non-EFIS B734. but FZA has been mod to fit CSD and gen to standardize with MH fleet.

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anyway, any spotters at KUL during 9M-FFF arrival? Please spot the FO.

its a lady! :clapping:

 

Saadiah, is it FO Ms Sofia will be ferry the FFF back? :D

 

 

BTW FY's new baby B737-8FZ L/N 3690 C/N 39320 9M-FFF Foxtrot Foxtrot Foxtrot on first flight testing.

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QkwhsL6jhzQ/Tf-cyK9L9FI/AAAAAAAABSs/fgxYzyYZdcs/s1600/B738%2B9M-FFF%2BFirefly.jpg

 

Photo Credit: Sabian404 (Performing a go around at PAE)

Source : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/2011/06/9m-fff-b737-8fz-firefly-first-flight.html

Edited by Ikman Ikreza

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tamizi, i dont know much about this. so far no changes to the schedule. btw, i'll be on the 1st flt to SBW and SDK :yahoo:

 

anyway, any spotters at KUL during 9M-FFF arrival? Please spot the FO.

its a lady! :clapping:

 

Oh,so you'll be joining the inaugural flight to SBW on July 1st?

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They choose JHB bcos they see the potentialmarket over there. You know the Iskandar Project etc...

Besiedes, they want to capture market from SIN :rolleyes:

 

 

 

I'm not asking why FY choosing JHB. I'm asking why they choosing B734.

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They choose JHB bcos they see the potentialmarket over there. You know the Iskandar Project etc...

Besiedes, they want to capture market from SIN :rolleyes:

 

 

 

I'm not asking why FY choosing JHB. I'm asking why they choosing B734.

 

oh, i wanted to share with you why, but im afraid i cant. sorry...

 

Saadiah, is it FO Ms Sofia will be ferry the FFF back? :D

 

 

BTW FY's new baby B737-8FZ L/N 3690 C/N 39320 9M-FFF Foxtrot Foxtrot Foxtrot on first flight testing.

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QkwhsL6jhzQ/Tf-cyK9L9FI/AAAAAAAABSs/fgxYzyYZdcs/s1600/B738%2B9M-FFF%2BFirefly.jpg

 

Photo Credit: Sabian404 (Performing a go around at PAE)

Source : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/2011/06/9m-fff-b737-8fz-firefly-first-flight.html

 

yes, its sofia! but there are 3 pilots for that flt. im not sure whether sofia will be operating it on that day.

cool link bro! :good: if there's anymore pls let me now :)

 

Oh,so you'll be joining the inaugural flight to SBW on July 1st?

 

yep, insyaAllah :D

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yep, insyaAllah :D

 

Glad to hear that; I'm thinking about attending the inauguration ceremony on July 1st,but so far no info on FY FB page for the moment.Do you have any insider info on the ceremony (if there any)?

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Glad to hear that; I'm thinking about attending the inauguration ceremony on July 1st,but so far no info on FY FB page for the moment.Do you have any insider info on the ceremony (if there any)?

 

Just go and say you are the press...

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tamizi, ceremony takes place at SBW only for the first flight.

 

Alright;Thanks for the info!

 

Just go and say you are the press...

 

Can ah Cikgu? Perhaps you could share some of your experience here :)

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Just go and say you are the press...

 

Cikgu, like u did on FY's inagural flight at KCH last January right? :D

 

Another 9M-FFF photo captured. Nice rego and "fresh from ladang Boeing"

 

Firefly 9M-FFF

 

Photo credit to : Drewski2112

Edited by Ikman Ikreza

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Cikgu, like u did on FY's inagural flight at KCH last January right? :D

 

Another 9M-FFF photo captured. Nice rego and "fresh from ladang Boeing"

 

Firefly 9M-FFF

 

Photo credit to : Drewski2112

FFF now in KUL

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FFF now in KUL

 

I wish someone has the photo and share it here.

 

I "spotted" her arrival from the radar today during lunch time. :lol:

9MFFF110701arv1.jpg

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Congrats to FY for the delivery of Foxtrot Foxtrot! :clapping:

 

Oh,BTW they're sending Foxtrot Delta for the inaugural flight; Simply awesome :yahoo:

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anyone providing a short TR for inaugural flight FY to sbw? :D

 

Hopefully our members inboard the flight will do the TR; I'll do the coverage on the launching event later on.

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Since FFF is a new built direct from Boeing, does it come with the Sky Interior?

Nope, all leased aircraft feature the old interior.

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Hopefully our members inboard the flight will do the TR; I'll do the coverage on the launching event later on.

 

are you referring to me? :blink:

well, lets hear my story hehehe

 

i arrived KLIA around 6.15am. just noticed that we changed our check in counters to the other side.

the new check in counters are for the passangers, while the previous one will only be used for special occasions.

it is dedicated to VIP, media & staffs.

FY COO and KUL station manager were there to ensure smooth operations.

 

i waited for the DCA personnel, then we checked in together.

around 7.05 we boarded. DCA went to the cockpit occupying the jumpseat to conduct audit.

There was suppose to be another DCA personnel to inspect cabin but she opted evening flt to SBW.

 

touched down, DCA conducted debriefing, disembarked, greeted by FY and MW station managers, then went straight to hotel.

thats all for today.

 

tomorrow: SBW station audit <_<

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What a busy day for you,Sa'a; Thanks for sharing the story!

 

Let's hope to hear from Ikman soon.

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Looks likely FY is preparing to receive its 2nd B734:

 

1937614.jpg

 

Photo copyright-Felix Gottwald

Edited by Tamizi Hj Tamby

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