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An American 757 awaits its departure clearance while sitting on the northwest hold pad short of 18L. I remember when “line up and wait” became the standard phrase ATC used, there were a few wisecracks over the DFW frequencies that first day, the best one I heard was this: “American 1255, line up and wait.” “Line up and wait, American 1255. That’s what she said.” “You too?” “That’s why I broke up with her.” Several laughs from other aircraft ensued……. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDFW #DFW #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Boeing #757 #american #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery (at DFW Founders Plaza)

An American 757 awaits its departure clearance while sitting on the northwest hold pad short of 18L. I remember when “line up and wait” became the standard phrase ATC used, there were a few wisecracks over the DFW frequencies that first day, the best one I heard was this: “American 1255, line up and wait.” “Line up and wait, American 1255. That’s what she said.” “You too?” “That’s why I broke up with her.” Several laughs from other aircraft ensued……. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDFW #DFW #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Boeing #757 #american #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery (at DFW Founders Plaza)

12 hours ago
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The planespotting gods were most gracious this morning at DFW before the arrival of the inaugural Emirates A380 flight- two American Airlines oneworld livery jets in the same shot, that has never happened for me before. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #airplane_lovers #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #boeing #777 #737 #american #N791AN #N837NN (at DFW Founders Plaza)

The planespotting gods were most gracious this morning at DFW before the arrival of the inaugural Emirates A380 flight- two American Airlines oneworld livery jets in the same shot, that has never happened for me before. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #airplane_lovers #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #boeing #777 #737 #american #N791AN #N837NN (at DFW Founders Plaza)

15 hours ago
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Over the numbers for 18R! This was the closest I’ve been yet to an airborne A380 and let me tell you, it is a noticeably bigger aircraft at this distance than the 747 (and a Singapore Cargo 747-400F had just landed a few minutes before EK221 landed). A6-EET probably still has a new plane smell, it was delivered to Emirates in March of this year. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A380 #Emirates #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #A6EET #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

Over the numbers for 18R! This was the closest I’ve been yet to an airborne A380 and let me tell you, it is a noticeably bigger aircraft at this distance than the 747 (and a Singapore Cargo 747-400F had just landed a few minutes before EK221 landed). A6-EET probably still has a new plane smell, it was delivered to Emirates in March of this year. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A380 #Emirates #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #A6EET #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

1 day ago
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The growing crowd here this morning waiting for the Emirates A380 inaugural arrival….. #Avgeek #aviation #dfwavgeek #KDFW #DFW (at DFW Founders Plaza)

The growing crowd here this morning waiting for the Emirates A380 inaugural arrival….. #Avgeek #aviation #dfwavgeek #KDFW #DFW (at DFW Founders Plaza)

1 day ago
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Over the last several years I’ve notIced the “Regional Jet” logo on the engine nacelles of Eagle’s ERJs has been steadily disappearing, even long before the introduction of the new American livery. These days it’s pretty uncommon at least at DFW to see an Eagle ERJ in the old colors still with the nacelle titles. Once all the ERJs are in the new colors, that RJ logo is gone for good. Anyone know why the’ve been removing them over time? N853AE here is an ERJ-140, six seat shrink of the ERJ-145. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #embraer #ERJ140 #americaneagle #dfwavgeek #N853AE #avgeekschoolofknowledge #instadfw #instagramaviation #igaviationcontest #avgeekschoolofknowledge  #avgeekery (at DFW Founders Plaza)

Over the last several years I’ve notIced the “Regional Jet” logo on the engine nacelles of Eagle’s ERJs has been steadily disappearing, even long before the introduction of the new American livery. These days it’s pretty uncommon at least at DFW to see an Eagle ERJ in the old colors still with the nacelle titles. Once all the ERJs are in the new colors, that RJ logo is gone for good. Anyone know why the’ve been removing them over time? N853AE here is an ERJ-140, six seat shrink of the ERJ-145. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #embraer #ERJ140 #americaneagle #dfwavgeek #N853AE #avgeekschoolofknowledge #instadfw #instagramaviation #igaviationcontest #avgeekschoolofknowledge #avgeekery (at DFW Founders Plaza)

1 day ago
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N982TW landing just after sunrise this morning. I usually am not fond of the low broken stratus that’s common in the early mornings at DFW, but the stratus this morning was broken at 1700’ and let enough sunlight in that I ended up liking the mood of the shots I took this morning. N982TW here was delivered to TWA in December 1999- after her, only two more MD-80s were built, N983TW and the very last one, N984TW. This makes them the youngest MD-80s around, not just in American’s fleet. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDFW #DFW #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #McDonnellDouglas #MD80 #american #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #N982TW #avgeekschoolofknowledge #avgeekery (at DFW Founders Plaza)

N982TW landing just after sunrise this morning. I usually am not fond of the low broken stratus that’s common in the early mornings at DFW, but the stratus this morning was broken at 1700’ and let enough sunlight in that I ended up liking the mood of the shots I took this morning. N982TW here was delivered to TWA in December 1999- after her, only two more MD-80s were built, N983TW and the very last one, N984TW. This makes them the youngest MD-80s around, not just in American’s fleet. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KDFW #DFW #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #McDonnellDouglas #MD80 #american #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #N982TW #avgeekschoolofknowledge #avgeekery (at DFW Founders Plaza)

13 hours ago
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A6-EET that was used on this morning’s A380 inaugural flight wears markings commemorating Dubai’s selection as the location of Expo 2020, the first world’s fair class exposition to be held in the Middle East. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A380 #Emirates #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #A6EET #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

A6-EET that was used on this morning’s A380 inaugural flight wears markings commemorating Dubai’s selection as the location of Expo 2020, the first world’s fair class exposition to be held in the Middle East. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A380 #Emirates #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #A6EET #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

23 hours ago
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Beacon flash on an inaugural arrival is like two holes-in-one when it comes to aviation photography for me. A6-EET operated as Emirates 221 Super today and is one of 53 Airbus A380s in their fleet. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A380 #Emirates #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #A6EET #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

Beacon flash on an inaugural arrival is like two holes-in-one when it comes to aviation photography for me. A6-EET operated as Emirates 221 Super today and is one of 53 Airbus A380s in their fleet. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #kdfw #dfw #airport #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A380 #Emirates #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #A6EET #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

1 day ago
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Since it’s A380 week at DFW, here’s a shot of a past Lufthansa A380 diversion to DFW from IAH with N772AN landing on 18R in the the foreground. I had just posted the unusual collaboration of rival companies in the IAE consortium that resulted in the V2500 engine. Rivals are also interconnected in unusual ways and this photo shows that- the Rolls Royce Trent engines power both the American 777 and Lufthansa A380- Trent 800 on the 777 and the Trent 900 on the A380. The FADEC controllers on the Trent 800 are made by Goodrich. The FADEC controllers on the Trent 900, though, are made by Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of UTC (United Technologies), the parent company of Pratt & Whitney. And it’s Pratt & Whitney that collaborated with GE to form Engine Alliance that produces a rival engine to the Trent 900 for the A380. Confused yet? Note the news helicopter in the upper left….. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #nikon #d7000 #kdfw #dfw #airport #airplane_lovers #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #airbus #A380 #lufthansa #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #DAIMF #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #boeing #777 #american #N772AN #avgeekschoolofknowledge  (at DFW Founders Plaza)

Since it’s A380 week at DFW, here’s a shot of a past Lufthansa A380 diversion to DFW from IAH with N772AN landing on 18R in the the foreground. I had just posted the unusual collaboration of rival companies in the IAE consortium that resulted in the V2500 engine. Rivals are also interconnected in unusual ways and this photo shows that- the Rolls Royce Trent engines power both the American 777 and Lufthansa A380- Trent 800 on the 777 and the Trent 900 on the A380. The FADEC controllers on the Trent 800 are made by Goodrich. The FADEC controllers on the Trent 900, though, are made by Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of UTC (United Technologies), the parent company of Pratt & Whitney. And it’s Pratt & Whitney that collaborated with GE to form Engine Alliance that produces a rival engine to the Trent 900 for the A380. Confused yet? Note the news helicopter in the upper left….. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #nikon #d7000 #kdfw #dfw #airport #airplane_lovers #igtexas #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #airbus #A380 #lufthansa #dfwavgeek #instagramaviation #DAIMF #avgeekery #igaviationcontest #boeing #777 #american #N772AN #avgeekschoolofknowledge (at DFW Founders Plaza)

1 day ago
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N440UA decelerates on 19C at Washington Dulles. We all are used to the idea these days of collaborative efforts in aviation, but 30 years ago when the International Aero Engines consortium was formed with the guidance of legendary Pratt & Whitney engineer Bob Rosati, there were a lot of naysayers that doubted five engine manufacturers could work together as the only other engine collaboration at the time was GE and Snecma in the CFM56 and that was only two companies. But five? That’s the V in V2500- the original five members, each focused on continually improving their module for the modular V2500- Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Fiat (Italy), MTU (Germany) and JAE, itself a consortium of three Japanese companies. IAE was founded in 1983 and has two production lines- one in Germany and one in Connecticut here in the US. What many doubted 30 years ago is now the second most successful commercial engine program in history after the CFM56 program. Rolls Royce sold its stake P&W in 2011 but remains a key supplier- their stake was set up as a separate IAE member as Pratt & Whitney International based in Europe. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #dulles #KIAD #IAD #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A320 #United #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N440UA #igaviationcontest #avgeekery

N440UA decelerates on 19C at Washington Dulles. We all are used to the idea these days of collaborative efforts in aviation, but 30 years ago when the International Aero Engines consortium was formed with the guidance of legendary Pratt & Whitney engineer Bob Rosati, there were a lot of naysayers that doubted five engine manufacturers could work together as the only other engine collaboration at the time was GE and Snecma in the CFM56 and that was only two companies. But five? That’s the V in V2500- the original five members, each focused on continually improving their module for the modular V2500- Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Fiat (Italy), MTU (Germany) and JAE, itself a consortium of three Japanese companies. IAE was founded in 1983 and has two production lines- one in Germany and one in Connecticut here in the US. What many doubted 30 years ago is now the second most successful commercial engine program in history after the CFM56 program. Rolls Royce sold its stake P&W in 2011 but remains a key supplier- their stake was set up as a separate IAE member as Pratt & Whitney International based in Europe. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #dulles #KIAD #IAD #airport #planespotting #airlines #megaplane #instaplane #Airbus #A320 #United #instagramaviation #avgeekschoolofknowledge #N440UA #igaviationcontest #avgeekery

1 day ago
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