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  • Air Austral, the national carrier of Reunion island, the French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, once had an order for the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the airbus a380, but what set it apart from other a380’s was its capacity. Other a380’s have multi class set up, however air austral’s ones were due to be in a single class configuration of 853 seats, making this the largest publicly available capacity on any commercial airliner, had they actually been delivered.
High as this number is, however, this is not the highest number ever taken on a passenger aircraft. This occurred on the 24th of May 1991 during an Israeli government airlift to take at-risk Ethiopian Jews out of harms way and to Israel, during “Operation Solomon”. 1991 was a period of serious civil unrest in the Ethiopian region owing to war with Eritrea, as well as a civil war and religious persecution. Ethiopian jews started crowding around the Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa, totalling 14,325 in need of evacuation. Ethiopia gave Israel 36 hours to evacuate the Jewish population, therefore operation Solomon was devised and put into effect. A total of 35 Israeli C-130’s, 707’s and El Al 747-200’s were commandeered and pressed into service from the 24th to 25th of May 1991, working around the clock to complete the mission. It was deemed a success when all 14,325 Jews were evacuated. In the process, the record for the highest passenger number ever recorded on an aircraft was set on a 747 flying out with 1,122 passengers on board, landing with 1,124 owing to two births being conducted onboard (conflicting sources also suggest only 1,088 passengers onboard).
Have you heard of operation Solomon?
#elal #elal747 #boeing #boeing747 #london #londonheathrow #heathrowairport #lhr #egll #nikon #airliner #aircraft #aviation #aviationphotography #aviationlovers #instagramaviation #avgeek #avgeeks #megaplane
  • Air Austral, the national carrier of Reunion island, the French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, once had an order for the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the airbus a380, but what set it apart from other a380’s was its capacity. Other a380’s have multi class set up, however air austral’s ones were due to be in a single class configuration of 853 seats, making this the largest publicly available capacity on any commercial airliner, had they actually been delivered.
    High as this number is, however, this is not the highest number ever taken on a passenger aircraft. This occurred on the 24th of May 1991 during an Israeli government airlift to take at-risk Ethiopian Jews out of harms way and to Israel, during “Operation Solomon”. 1991 was a period of serious civil unrest in the Ethiopian region owing to war with Eritrea, as well as a civil war and religious persecution. Ethiopian jews started crowding around the Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa, totalling 14,325 in need of evacuation. Ethiopia gave Israel 36 hours to evacuate the Jewish population, therefore operation Solomon was devised and put into effect. A total of 35 Israeli C-130’s, 707’s and El Al 747-200’s were commandeered and pressed into service from the 24th to 25th of May 1991, working around the clock to complete the mission. It was deemed a success when all 14,325 Jews were evacuated. In the process, the record for the highest passenger number ever recorded on an aircraft was set on a 747 flying out with 1,122 passengers on board, landing with 1,124 owing to two births being conducted onboard (conflicting sources also suggest only 1,088 passengers onboard).
    Have you heard of operation Solomon?
    #elal #elal747 #boeing #boeing747 #london #londonheathrow #heathrowairport #lhr #egll #nikon #airliner #aircraft #aviation #aviationphotography #aviationlovers #instagramaviation #avgeek #avgeeks #megaplane

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  • 😍🌅🇺🇸 @americanair Boeing 777 (N736AT) seen here having taken off 🛫 from RWY 27L @heathrow_airport 
General Information:
🔢 Serial No. - 33538 LN: 1377
✈️ Type - 777-323ER
🎂 Age - 3.9 Years
⚙️ Engines - 2 x GE GE90-115B1
  • 😍🌅🇺🇸 @americanair Boeing 777 (N736AT) seen here having taken off 🛫 from RWY 27L @heathrow_airport
    General Information:
    🔢 Serial No. - 33538 LN: 1377
    ✈️ Type - 777-323ER
    🎂 Age - 3.9 Years
    ⚙️ Engines - 2 x GE GE90-115B1

  •  921  29  9 hours ago
  • Royal Air Maroc 737 Landing At London Heathrow. 🇲🇦✈️🇬🇧
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Airline 🌐: Royal Air Maroc
Ex Airlines 🌐: Atlas Blue
Flight Number: AT800
Aircraft 🛩️: Boeing 737-85P
Engine 🛠️: 2X CFMI CFM56-7B26
Registration 📋: CN-ROJ
Age 📅: 13.7 Years Old
Flight 🌍: CMN - LHR
  • Royal Air Maroc 737 Landing At London Heathrow. 🇲🇦✈️🇬🇧
    ——————————————
    Airline 🌐: Royal Air Maroc
    Ex Airlines 🌐: Atlas Blue
    Flight Number: AT800
    Aircraft 🛩️: Boeing 737-85P
    Engine 🛠️: 2X CFMI CFM56-7B26
    Registration 📋: CN-ROJ
    Age 📅: 13.7 Years Old
    Flight 🌍: CMN - LHR

  •  45  4  12 hours ago

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  • We love the JYY Stud Tracksuit in pink 💕 it’s from Katie’s collection! Also don’t forget matching Kids trackies from @princessandbunny.co.uk 🥳
  • We love the JYY Stud Tracksuit in pink 💕 it’s from Katie’s collection! Also don’t forget matching Kids trackies from @princessandbunny.co.uk 🥳

  •  1,156  26  22 January, 2020
  • Virgin Atlantic A330-300 ‘Uptown Girl’ rotating out of RWY 27R at LHR bound for JFK
  • Virgin Atlantic A330-300 ‘Uptown Girl’ rotating out of RWY 27R at LHR bound for JFK

  •  537  3  12 hours ago