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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Interesting. will it also be a less efficient option many years from now to convert 748 PAX to freighter when the accountants deem enough depreciation? I think it was a factor on many airlines passing on the 748i. There wasn't enough improvement in CASM over the 77W to justify the larger size and d...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 30
Views: 3777

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

IST-PER-SYD seems possible on a 280t A359. There's no way Australia would allow that. PER-SYD is a domestic Australian flight. That is called cabotage and is known as 8th freedom. Very few countries allow foreign airlines to fly domestic routes. QANTAS flies LAX-JFK in the US, but they can only car...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 298
Views: 24381

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

I thought people in Dallas also wanted the gate restrictions as a way of decreasing noise. Good point, but WN and AS will be taking delivery of additional Boeing 737 MAX planes, and WN is also already operating some Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes. DL will also be taking delivery of CS100 and A321neo plane...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 460
Views: 35531

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

At this point wouldn't it be better to let AI declare bankruptcy and sell off its assets?

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 298
Views: 24381

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

First the city of Dallas wouldn't allow that many gates. There's no way DFW and the city of Fort Worth would agree to it, because the limitation on gates was agreed upon in order to eliminate the Wright Amendment. Last, DAL only has two runways. How would DAL be able to efficiently operate 50 more ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today
Replies: 35
Views: 8566

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

What advantage does the 77L have on these routes? Is it just availability?

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 298
Views: 24381

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

First the city of Dallas wouldn't allow that many gates. There's no way DFW and the city of Fort Worth would agree to it, because the limitation on gates was agreed upon in order to eliminate the Wright Amendment. Last, DAL only has two runways. How would DAL be able to efficiently operate 50 more ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 298
Views: 24381

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Enjoy the photoshopped images because this will never, ever happen. First the city of Dallas wouldn't allow that many gates. There's no way DFW and the city of Fort Worth would agree to it, because the limitation on gates was agreed upon in order to eliminate the Wright Amendment. Last, DAL only ha...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 298
Views: 24381

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

An article titled "Southwest, Delta, American and more object to Dallas' Love Field gate plan" was published on the Dallas Morning News website today, and that article can be found at https://www.dallasnews.com/business/love-field/2018/05/25/southwest-delta-american-object-dallas-love-fie...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 298
Views: 24381

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

If WN does plan on establishing a 2nd focus city in the DFW Metroplex in addition to DAL, would it be at DFW, or would it be at another airport such as AFW or TKI? IMO it depends on whether or not WN wants to fly internationally from Dallas. If yes, DFW probably makes the most sense. If no, I expec...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

As the sunsetting of the 747 PAX continues about what percentage of waning 747-400 PAX planes will get converted to freighter? Is the difference in 748 F's price and a converted 744 PAX still hugely determinative. Or are other options existing for freight operators? Nobody wants 744 P2F, because it...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

The main deck is truncated at the rear and there's a cargo area between the tail and the pax cabin. There's also a larger cargo door towards the tail of the aircraft on the main deck. There were few takers and I believe the FAA will no longer certify new combi designs with cargo and passengers on t...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 47
Views: 5520

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Supposedly the VC-25 flew at 45,000 to 46,000 on 9-11-2001. I would assume the 748 based replacements will be able to fly at that altitude or even higher. They have lots fewer passengers and could carry more oxygen generators if getting to lower altitudes takes longer. That is not the issue. The is...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 47
Views: 5520

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Many airliners ca happily operate above 41000 feet, however part of the certification process is the ability for the airliner to descend to 10000 feet in case of a rapid decompression within 10 minutes without overspeeding the airframe. This is why the slippery 748 has a lower ceiling (43,100 feet)...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9339

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

This won’t pass. Even if it passed, it’s all domestic. Just would impact state contracts with airlines. Now if California seceded to become an independent country or part of Canada, Russia, or North Korea (won’t happen, but most of the US would welcome this), then there would be changes. If the the...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9339

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

Anything that stops the high speed rail from connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles is a win for the Airlines. I see them doing anything they can to block it so that people continue flying between the Bay Area and So Cal. Why would anyone want to travel on a train that is more expensive, has much...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9339

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

This won’t pass. Even if it passed, it’s all domestic. Just would impact state contracts with airlines. Now if California seceded to become an independent country or part of Canada, Russia, or North Korea (won’t happen, but most of the US would welcome this), then there would be changes. If the the...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12613

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

All of FI's 757s are fully owned by them so the costs of making them sit at outstations is little to none. And yet we always read on this website that aircraft only make money when they are in the air. Isn't a lot of potential revenue lost by keeping these 757's on the ground for so long? They are ...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 168
Views: 30001

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

FatCat wrote:
IMHO the most quick action that LH can make is taking one A346 out of storage, they're already in LH interiors and livery.


It's a different model than the airline is using. It uses totally different engines and is larger than the A343.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

As the sunsetting of the 747 PAX continues about what percentage of waning 747-400 PAX planes will get converted to freighter? Is the difference in 748 F's price and a converted 744 PAX still hugely determinative. Or are other options existing for freight operators? Nobody wants 744 P2F, because it...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 146
Views: 18007

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

The main reason I don't recommend my wife's friends and family to connect at CDG when travelling from Europe to visit us in the US.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 428
Views: 91825

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

N121UA is now flying directly to TUP for scrapping tomorrow. This is a super naive question, but what exactly is the benefit of scrapping a 747 for spare parts if other airlines are retiring them as well? Let's assume CX and AF are two airlines that represent the continual trend of 747 retirements ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9412

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Washington has a $70 billion aerospace industry, along with a rich resource of engineers and mechanics. This will create more jobs in the state as well. https://news.alphastreet.com/boeing-is-flying-high-and-heres-why/ Looks like Boeing has several interesting projects on the horizon. Recently, the...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9412

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

I'm thinking the 767 tanker contract should be finishing just about the time the line would need to be retooled for the 797. While I think line #1 will go into Charleston, line #2 will be the old 767 line. The current tanker contract is just the beginning of production of the KC-46. The USAF needs ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11736

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Commercial airliners aren't cars. :sarcastic: :sarcastic: :sarcastic: Responding to a poster who thought the plane should be withdrawn from service out of respect for the victim's family, I used cars as an analogy, pointing out that there are thousands of autos on our roads that have been involved ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11736

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

JA8966 went on flying for 15 years after it was hijacked in 1999 on ANA flight 61, when the hijacker killed the captain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Nippon_Airways_Flight_61 This plane came pretty close to crashing that day - in the struggle between the hijacker and the pilots, the plane drop...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11383

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Anecdotally from taking this flight in January on the 787-9, I don't think BA will be starved for traffic or hurting on this route by Norwegian. About 40% of my plane terminated at London, while the other 60% were connecting to other destinations in Heathrow. Given that others have said the Norwegi...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 11383

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Norwegian should consider flights to the US via Canada with 5th freedom rights, e.g. LGW/CDG-YYZ/YUL-SAN, it shouldn't be hard to fill a 737 on such a flight especially in the high season, the only hindrance I can think of are the high airport fees in Canada. Who would've thought they'd start AUS b...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33871

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/southwest-expects-revenue-decline-following-.html "Southwest Airlines preps for revenue drop after fatal accident, scales back growth" "Southwest also warned that it is trimming its growth plans this year because of a surge in fuel prices, increasing c...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9379

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

I am glad to see the airplane entering service. There was a lot of doubt, especially from one member, about whether or not The 737-9 would ever be built let alone operated by United. In a number of threads there was speculation that the 737-9 order would be canceled in favor of A321neos. It is inte...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9379

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

The MAX 9 will still suffer due to it's landing gear issues that make its field performance less than optimal. If the gear for the MAX 10 were made available for the MAX 9, perhaps the MAX 9 would be better aircraft for some airlines than the MAX 8. Yet UA operates over 100 -900s throughout their n...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13402

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

As I said in the past. The A321+/++ would bring some serious updates like a CFRP wingbox, bulkhead, wings, MLG,... Adding this to the current production lines would clock them up even more, so before they can do that the need a new production line imho, but they seem to need it for the normal NEO a...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9379

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

Congrats to UA. New engines always upgauge the optimal size of an aircraft (e.g. 732 then 733 then 738). So I'm curious how well the 739 and 737-10 will sell. I think after the CMC PIP the fraction of -8s will plummet (recall GE9X introduces CMC turbine blades for a significant fuel burn reduction)...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9379

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

UA has begun service with their Max 9, the first with that version of the Max and UAs first with any Max. Not sure how to upload the photo, but a fellow avgeek friends is lucky enough to be on one of those flights from MCO To IAH and was waiting at the gate at MCO to greet the plane. I got to see h...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7848

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Well if you're concerned about LHR becoming a monopoly, then LGW should be allowed to expand too. LHR is already recognised as a monopoly, which is why the regulated asset base formula is used. I know this was raised at the select committee stage but I don't know if the reccomendation made it into ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7848

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

So let's see how they manage to screw this up..... should be interesting. This rather assumes expansion of LHR is a "slam dunk" the best option, which isn't accurate. It is finely balanced and many of the arguments used to support the scheme in 2015 have either been undermined, or shown t...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7848

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Given the £22bn+ cost of the plan; LCC's like BE, FR and BE will be quick to complain about new fees.. This was exactly why Willie Walsh said BA was against the 3rd runway, because he didn't want his passengers paying extra taxes to pay for the thing.... Which is absolute BS. The only concern of BA...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12620

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=sin-iah%0D ... =wls&DU=mi
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avi8tir wrote:
Could IAH become nonstop? I have colleagues that travel IAH-MAN (first leg of IAH-MAN-SIN) on a regular basis and they say its always half full.


It's just under 10,000 miles. That's a long way to fly nonstop.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=sin-iah%0D ... =wls&DU=mi

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4141

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

How about a passenger terminal at Andrews AFB? It'll never happen. Anyway it would be quite inconvenient to have commercial service stopped every time the POTUS is flying in and out. It would also be difficult to keep operations of the VC-25's and VC-32's out of the public eye. The trip President B...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4141

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

This sounds like more of an airport for private planes. There are three major airports in the region that have flights to most of the US.

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7848

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

There's a slightly more detailed plan here . https://i2-prod.getsurrey.co.uk/incoming/article7123564.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/heathrow.jpg So the third runway is parallel, to the north and slightly offset to the west of 09L/27R. The current proposals suggest an additional axial satellite terminal with...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7848

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

I am really late to the 3rd runway convo. Where are they wanting to put it? I looked on a map and couldn't figure out the best place. Northwest of the current runwys. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44357580 There's a plan a bit down the page. There's a slightly more detailed plan here . htt...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 7848

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

I think they should just send all the traffic to LCY. Lots of expansion room for EK there. London City could be the victim of all this, as part of the planning application. With CrossRail & CR2 it simply won't be needed. That's ridiculous. LCY still has a convenience factor. Even with ground li...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21589

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

If there ever was an airliner term for "pyrrhic victory" then it is to the 747F and it's gargantuan production rate of 6/year. Sorry, that is not the meaning of "Phyrric Victory". :shakehead: It can safely be assumed that BA is making money. Total sales are now circa 150,and the...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21589

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

If Boeing wants to build a bigger twin than the 777-9, than it will be a new design. Yes, the 777-9 can perhaps be slightly stretched, that will increase passenger capacity, but decrease payload and range. The 777 is maxed out regarding MTOW. For more MTOW you need more than a two 6 wheel bogie MLG...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22914

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

UA857 wrote:
What caused the gateway to wound down?


Probably the impending merger with CO, because CO had close to a fortress hub at EWR.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 112435

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How long before all production except for military production is Maxes rather than NG?

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80184

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

So would these be the same old A380's they already have, or would they be A380 Plus that Airbus proposed at the Paris Air Show last year?

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11841

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

As mentioned the flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam The Russian couple where drunk and the man peed and pooped in his pants before takeoff. The crew refused to return to the gate and asked the wife to clean him up in the toilet which she tried. Due to the smell several other passengers had to ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11841

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2106420/toestel-transavia-maakt-tussenlanding-om-stinkende-passagier Only in Dutch unfortunately. The flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam. Passengers climbed over seats to get away from the Russian passenger who apparently had his pants full with excrements. Pass...

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