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#41 Mushrif A

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:43 PM

V8-ALI?

#42 BC Tam

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:50 PM

Spotted an interesting bird while on the way to the airport during CNY. B744!

Was that on Sat, 06 Feb ?
Could well have been V8-ALI :)

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:57 PM

Was that on Sat, 06 Feb ?
Could well have been V8-ALI :)

 

Yup on 06 Feb :rolleyes:



#44 S V Choong

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 05:55 PM

Was that on Sat, 06 Feb ?
Could well have been V8-ALI :)

 

Nah, not V8-ALI, V8-ALI should be ex-LH B747-430.  B747-428 belonged to Air France (28 being Air France customer code).  Got to be someone else!  

 

It had been on holding pattern for quite sometime.  Doubt TWU can handle B747 sized aircraft?  Could also check DCA TWU's page to see if they have posted anything.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:44 AM

Nah, not V8-ALI, V8-ALI should be ex-LH B747-430 ..... Got to be someone else!

Ok, good point there :)
However, it was probably the same bird I saw flying off on that Saturday morning
Saw on FR24 she had departed from BWN, flown a few loops over Labuan island, came over to BKI, then flew off north-eastwards then south-eastwards towards SDK/TWU
Would take some effort to imagine anyone else doing that sort of pattern :D

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 10:25 AM

Sorry S V, but I think it's highly probable that it's V8-ALI.  Quite common to see the plane (or the B767 and A340) doing touch and go in TWU and SDK, and sometimes dropping by BKI for just 1 round before heading back to BWN.  At the moment TWU seems to be the preferred playground.  From FR usually no indication of flight rego, perhaps the same reason why 9M-NAA and NAB not shown too.

 

This was on Jan 25, same pattern.

 

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#47 S V Choong

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:49 PM

Sorry S V, but I think it's highly probable that it's V8-ALI.  Quite common to see the plane (or the B767 and A340) doing touch and go in TWU and SDK, and sometimes dropping by BKI for just 1 round before heading back to BWN.  At the moment TWU seems to be the preferred playground.  From FR usually no indication of flight rego, perhaps the same reason why 9M-NAA and NAB not shown too.

 

This was on Jan 25, same pattern.

 

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Sorry Waiping, can't seemed to see your photo. I think the link is broken?

 

Was that a dubious registration applied to V8-ALI?



#48 jahur

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:42 PM

 
Sorry Waiping, can't seemed to see your photo. I think the link is broken?
 
Was that a dubious registration applied to V8-ALI?

usually on flightradar v8-ali can only be seen as b744 same for his a342 and b762. Rego will not be shown. These aircrafts are known to do touch n go around north borneo namely MYY, BKI, SDK-and TWU on a weekly to monthly basis sometimes.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:56 PM

usually on flightradar v8-ali can only be seen as b744 same for his a342 and b762. Rego will not be shown. These aircrafts are known to do touch n go around north borneo namely MYY, BKI, SDK-and TWU on a weekly to monthly basis sometimes.

 

Thanks for the info.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:52 PM

Some ordinary traffic at TWU. But still, it is busy as usual for such a small airport. :acute:

Photo credit to my friend.

 

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Edited by Ellist, 12 August 2016 - 11:54 PM.


#51 S V Choong

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:20 AM

Some ordinary traffic at TWU. But still, it is busy as usual for such a small airport. :acute:

Photo credit to my friend.

 

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The MASWings ATR72s are mainly traffic from BKI, SDK and Tarakan, Indonesia.  

 

While AK traffic from BKI and KUL

 

MAS traffic from KUL and BKI



#52 Ellist

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

Was arriving at TWU yesterday evening. To my surprise the traffic was extremely busy with aircraft struggling with parking bay. Here are some photos of the traffic movement yesterday. Enjoy!

 

We were waiting at taxiway for parking bay.

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Cleared to disembark in front of Gate 2. Arrival of the RMAF A400M after 5 mins.

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Another AK pushed back for departure (and to give way to another AK which was waiting at taxiway).

A320 and A400M, we are happy Airbus family :drinks:

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No more parking bay with the arrival of Maswings ATR72. SabahAir and a Bombardier are on the left.

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TWU needs some serious upgrades especially during peak hours as it can be extremely crowded with this tiny, small size airport.

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Edited by Ellist, 11 February 2018 - 10:41 AM.


#53 Mohd Firdaus Bolong

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

Is it because AK refuse to pay for the aerobridges? I noticed from your pics the aerobridge gates are empty. Strange considering in Kota Bharu, AK uses aerobridge all the time, I think its due to high ATR traffic by FY and OD.

#54 Mushrif A

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:51 PM

Is that a sick AK 320 in the middle?



#55 Ellist

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:20 PM

Is it because AK refuse to pay for the aerobridges? I noticed from your pics the aerobridge gates are empty. Strange considering in Kota Bharu, AK uses aerobridge all the time, I think its due to high ATR traffic by FY and OD.

AK usually doesn't utilize the aerobridges in TWU except in some rare conditions eg. heavy downpour, not sure if this is still true. Maybe it is due to cost.

 

Is that a sick AK 320 in the middle?

Not sure though, I was tracking on flightradar and noticed that there was an AK flight bound for BKI had been delayed for more than 6 hours, from scheduled departure 17.30 , to actual departure time 00.30.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:30 PM

I believe it is rare to have more than 2 AK a320s in TWU at one given time. Maybe its an execeptional situation where an aircraft is having a problem thus the 6hrs delay.
Anyways I miss TWU, my hometown. Thx for the pics.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:38 PM

Possible that one is from KUL and one from BKI. Then the ATR from SDK. I think there is also a permanent Sikorsky "Nuri" there. Only C130/A400 not scheduled by quite regular these days.

AK6266 from BKI arrives 1320
AK5746 from KUL arrives 1335
MH2137 from BKI arrives 1345

So can be congested at times, not help by the slow immigration/security check.

Edited by Waiping, 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM.


#58 Mohd Firdaus Bolong

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:27 PM

It is but TWU is more than capable to handle it. Compare to KBR with smaller arrival hall. Sometimes Malindo/FY ATR can arrive at the same time on top of AK A320 and MH 738. To make it even worse on some cases of delays, 2 OD ATR can arrive and depart within 2 minutes of each other.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

Was in Tawau last week for GE14. Here are the traffic on that day-

 

Three MHs 738 at the same time. AK A320 was on final in the background.

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Two Maswings on the taxiway ready for departure.

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Inside the terminal

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Edited by Ellist, 15 May 2018 - 02:19 PM.


#60 Ellist

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:08 PM

US Navy P-8 Poseidon is in Tawau today. On the other hand, for some reason the Maswings ATR72 has been grounded for a week.

 

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