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by 2175301
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 861
Views: 51478

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I respectfully disagree.... If airlines purchased based on your analysis the A380 would be the dominant airplane in the sky... thousands of them... That is about the worst example you can give for a counter argument. I'm talking going from 12 daily narrowbody flights down to 8 flights using a large...

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by 2175301
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 861
Views: 51478

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Which is one of two reasons that I doubt that the tariff would have stood at all... Please tell me which US made product the CS-100 and CS-300 competes against. Damn this annoyed me. I've heard this like 10 times from various posters as an argument. You are 100% wrong. Airlines don't purchase based...

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by 2175301
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 5704

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2015/06/efw-st-aerospace-and-airbus-to-launch-a320-a321p2f-freighter-conversion-programme.html Unfortunately, that does not mean that any will actually be converted... I believe there are at least 2, if not 3, 777 P2F conversion programs in place... ...

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by 2175301
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 861
Views: 51478

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

[ Basically their complaint was "Hey BBD used a direct government injection in order to offer a product that competes with a US-made product at a price below cost. That's illegal and hurts US manufacturing." Which is one of two reasons that I doubt that the tariff would have stood at all....

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by 2175301
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 861
Views: 51478

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I believe that Airbus will wind down the 319 program (not instantly dead.... but, likely no more active sales efforts shortly); and, that the CS500 development will start within a year - with primary assembly slated for the US.

Have a great day,

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by 2175301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 28
Views: 4551

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Good luck on that. Amazing with all our technology we can't find every piece of metal in the ocean bigger than 3 by 3 meters. Oh, we can find that size of metal. The only question is to have an idea where to look for it. It also cost a lot of money to search every square kilometer of ocean floor fo...

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by 2175301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 113
Views: 11425

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I would not rule out Viking... Viking is too small. I don't see any chance of them buying anything. As others have said, the Q400 is not going to find any buyers. Now if the C-Series subsidiary were to be put on the market, I am sure there will be lots of interest. But there's little chance of eith...

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by 2175301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 113
Views: 11425

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I would not rule out Viking... They may actually have a better chance than any Chinese company.

I doubt that either Airbus or Boeing are that interested.

Have a great day,

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by 2175301
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4376

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

But a 6 year old A330 can be bought for less than $40M. See http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361025&p=19499831&hilit=price+777+330#p19499831 And an older one for less... Now add in the conversion cost. Then consider how often the freighter is expected to be used and f...

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by 2175301
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 584
Views: 117333

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Amazing...they can find a 1m long piece of a fan blade which exited a cruising aircraft at 38,000ft and landed on an Arctic shelf of ice, but we still cannot locate a missing airliner on the other side of the planet. It would have been very easy to find that missing airliner if it was on top of a w...

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by 2175301
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 173673

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

It only makes sense to compare one variant of A380, namely A388, to one variant of 747. 748 is definitely the right variant to compare to since it has to go throw the same market conditions that A388 has. 748 is more superior than 744 when it comes to technical specification, but 744 was far more s...

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by 2175301
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Break-Even: Engines vs Airframes
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Commercial Break-Even: Engines vs Airframes

You've opened Pandoras box because commercial engine technology draws heavily upon military research and development. That sounds an awful lot like government subsidy...and that is illegal. Oh wait....i forgot its ok if the US does it. The modern generation of commercial engines are very far remove...

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by 2175301
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2479

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

This is not a new concept at all... It's from the 1970's, if not sooner. The basic issues have not changed: Rockets are 10 to 20 times more costly to build than aircraft; and it would be a true revolution just to get that to 5 times. Fuel usage per person/mass for a ballistic launch and controlled l...

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by 2175301
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 20
Views: 4677

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

It should be noted that all of EgyptAir’s 77Ws are leaded. Are these replacements? 346 seats seems overkill. Really? I'd assumed they were aluminum. How do they ever get off the ground?!? It has to do with all the hot air involved.... Do not underestimate the effects once politicians and other weal...

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by 2175301
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13365

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I sympathise. But surely you don't expect them to remove every item of food that is on your extensive list of allergies? Perhaps not surgical masks but there are products available to do the trick. The 'allergy' thing is getting out of hand. It seems to be every day I operate at least one flight ha...

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by 2175301
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13365

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

The 'allergy' thing is getting out of hand. It seems to be every day I operate at least one flight has an allergy sufferers meaning many products can't be served. Removed section for clarity In 8 years of flying the but allergy seems to be epidemic now, yet not ONCE have I saw a passenger take a pr...

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by 2175301
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13365

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I am highly allergic to cats and smoke. When traveling in public transportation where I could be "locked in" and exposed beyond a minimal amount I carry with me my emergency medications. I was on a Southwest Flight several years ago when I started to react just after push-back (my wife not...

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by 2175301
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 1864

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

But that sounds like a logistical (and cost) nightmare! Can you imagine tonnes and tonnes of fresh batteries constantly being manufactured and shipped to airports around the world...?!? Once established and running, not sure how much costly compared to refine, transport and pump millions and millio...

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by 2175301
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 392
Views: 26679

Re: Comac Considering C929 300-seat Widebody

Small update on the specifications: Some 51 percent of the aircraft will be made of composite materials, which is expected to make the C929 economical and efficient. The jet could have four possible seating layouts: 280 seats in three classes; 291 seats in two classes; 310 seats in tight three clas...

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by 2175301
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 4939

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

Hi Everyone This is my first post on this forum but I've been lurking for a long time, great place to be! The A380 owns the very small market for extra large wide-bodies, even though few airlines need them the A380 is a lot more successful than the 748. Would be nice to hear what the experts on her...

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by 2175301
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25960

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Here is another way to explain deferred cost that may be understandable to more people. Program Accounting deferred cost are treated similar to capital asset depreciation schedules; except that instead of being over a fixed number of years... its over a commonly moving block size. If Boeing buys a c...

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by 2175301
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 39
Views: 7909

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

On a side note, does anyone think this project is feasible? I have a friend who recently left Boeing to join this company and has flooded my inbox with opportunities for me to apply. I almost get the sense that this will not ever takeoff and that Boom will either fold, be absorbed, or specialize in...

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by 2175301
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25960

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

It's not a debt. Boeing's already spent the money (the employees don't assemble the 787s for free and the vendors require payment for the materials they provide to allow the employees to do so). They just haven't booked it against their financials yet. That's the definition of debt. Money you owe b...

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by 2175301
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the conversion of Boeing 744s to Freighter over now?
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Is the conversion of Boeing 744s to Freighter over now?

A 777 conversion program is in the works. It is? Whenever this subject is raised it's normally dismissed as being prohibitively expensive because of the 777's CF floor and the cost of replacing it. Do you have any info you can share about the program? Boeing has the design work done, and was willin...

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by 2175301
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the conversion of Boeing 744s to Freighter over now?
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Is the conversion of Boeing 744s to Freighter over now?

In my opinion; you have part of the answer - there are at this point essentially enough converted 747's and really no reason to convert more. I think the full answer to what is happening needs three more major parts to it. 1) The 777F is taking over many of the previous cargo functions of the 747. 2...

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by 2175301
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25960

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Why should Boeing get a free "get out of jail" card for a financial disaster that is the 787 program when Airbus has been shred to pieces here on A380 and A400 problems. The Accounting Block is nothing more than the current anticipated production numbers based on existing orders and proje...

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by 2175301
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11215

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

In concept, I believe Embraer is correct. There is a market for a modern designed turbo prop in the 50 - 100 seat market (several size variations); and I think it would sell very well. The problem that I see is that I doubt that it would sell at the markups needed to pay for a "from scratch&quo...

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by 2175301
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25960

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Why should Boeing get a free "get out of jail" card for a financial disaster that is the 787 program when Airbus has been shred to pieces here on A380 and A400 problems. The Accounting Block is nothing more than the current anticipated production numbers based on existing orders and proje...

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by 2175301
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8977

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry? Personally; I think very little. It will just be another plane type/size available and will replace some other models. That happens all the time. I think the bigger question is: What will the Boeing MOM do for Boeing? If they hit the sweet spot - it will...

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by 2175301
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 57
Views: 9232

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

It seems like, the entire Aviation Industry has strongly effected by politics.. And one part of the world not allowing the other part of the world to improve in Aviation sector ( i mean producing new flying machines). I disagree. No one has stopped Eastern Europe/Russia/China from improving their o...

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by 2175301
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17351

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

The value of the a-la-carte model (the way I see it, it's just an un-bundled fare) is increased efficiency due to less waste. Just think how many meals go to waste on a typical flight. Allowing the customer to order certain things can effectively reduce the cost of the ticket, and lower the costs f...

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by 2175301
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India
Replies: 18
Views: 4192

Re: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India

I don't understand this when new Twin Otters could simply be ordered. That said, I wonder if Viking Aircraft will consider stretching the Twin Otter. Part 2 of my response: The Kodiak carries half the number of passengers (10 max), is a single engine plane, and much smaller and cheaper than the dua...

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by 2175301
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India
Replies: 18
Views: 4192

Re: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India

I don't understand this when new Twin Otters could simply be ordered. That said, I wonder if Viking Aircraft will consider stretching the Twin Otter. No stretch is ever likely. That would require modern certification of the air-frame; and would cost a minor fortune. Not financially plausible for th...

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by 2175301
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17351

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Tim Clark is speaking at the #AviationFest in London and mentioned Emirates may explore all-economy A380s to compete against the rising long-haul low-cost carriers. Amazing what people will bite on. Yes Emirates may do many things. They may also study bringing back the Ford Tri-Motor, they may stud...

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by 2175301
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 118
Views: 25594

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So in the case of this Airbus A380 it shouldn't really be an issue in terms or re-sale/lease ? In the case of this A380, yes, it is an issue. The problem is not that it requires rewiring, because as mentioned most aircraft never need full rewiring, but that the wiring in this A380, and several of i...

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by 2175301
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 118
Views: 25594

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

The gauntlet has been thrown down on the A380 secondary market. The real gauntlet will be when the later builds start to become available. As an early bird that essentially had to be rewired by hand 9V-SKA doesn't really stand a great chance of avoiding the scrapper. I disagree with that. The air-f...

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by 2175301
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bomb inside barbie doll for SYD-AUH flight
Replies: 16
Views: 5078

Re: Bomb inside barbie doll for SYD-AUH flight

As someone with a current Blasters License (which requires both a background check and apprenticing into the industry, with references, prior to being able to take the licensing test)... Then retest and re-background check ever few years plus appropriate fees... Lets just say that what is being desc...

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by 2175301
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

WTO findings have rarely resulted in any real actions... Just look at the Airbus-Boeing Saga... WTO has no enforcement abilities... It is up to individual countries around the world to decide to follow them, or not; or for clients to not purchase a product because of a ruling. Politically sounds goo...

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by 2175301
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production
Replies: 54
Views: 6993

Re: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production

The CL415 is pretty useless as a firefighting aircraft compared to what it costs to run and purchase. Helicopters are far more efficient at the same job and have more use when they re not fighting fires. To be efficient, the 415 would have to drop 30 tons at each pass or cost 70% less to purchase t...

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by 2175301
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production
Replies: 54
Views: 6993

Re: Viking Aircraft Looks to restart CL-415 Production

Limited market. I am sure that they can sell some air tankers. I suspect the real key is not the air tankers but the number that might be sold to special forces or similar in the world. They would not be asking board approval if they did not think that they had enough market to make it worthwhile. I...

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by 2175301
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 15610

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

As a defense lawyer I find the outrage over the filing of a lawsuit after an accident both amusing and odd. Product-liability lawsuits are a significant means by which the state of the art is advanced and manufacturers are compelled to design and build safe products. And people have the legal right...

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by 2175301
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBO Dramatically Raises Cost Estimate for ATC Privatization
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: CBO Dramatically Raises Cost Estimate for ATC Privatization

This is great news. Let it die. Agreed. There are many bloated and broken agencies in the US Government, but the FAA ATO isn't one of them. We have the best controllers in the world, and while there are increasingly serious staffing shortages, that's not something privatization can fix without lowe...

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by 2175301
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 50
Views: 8619

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

Extended service goal II is on hold due to failed testing. One quirk of the DC-3 is that there is an approved zero hour process to take every airframe back to factory new with an engine replacement. Lightsaber Hmmm... The only DC-3 rebuilding that I am aware of that issues a new "Zero hour&quo...

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by 2175301
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13692

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Let me clarify: I do not see enough of a market to utilize a normal 50 or 50+ seat CRJ (or equivalent). If they try to compete with the major airlines for that many seats - the major airlines will quickly dispose of them. I see this as a business class only aircraft in the size range of a Dornier 32...

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by 2175301
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6101

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

How can you be a member here for 11 years and not see the unmistakable lines of a Learjet?? I would suggest that there are many people on this forum (including me) who are not walking encyclopedias of aircraft types or groups. A lot of people can recognize the aircraft in their specific area of int...

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by 2175301
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13692

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Can the people behind Midwest Express get this operation going? Who knows. I understand that since the end of the original Midwest Express/Midwest Airlines, MKE has seen air service decrease. But, are southeast Wisconsin and the northern suburbs of Chicago a big enough market to sustain a new carri...

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by 2175301
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13692

Re: Midwest Express 2017

I agree with Knope... This is doable; but focusing on the business market from Milwaukee to selected locations. The reputation of Midwest in that market is a draw that virtually no other startup has... and it can overcome all kinds of issues... What I posted on the other (now closed) thread is that ...

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by 2175301
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival underway ......
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Midwest Express Revival underway ......

According to the article, it looks as if the CRJ is going to be used to re-start YX. Is this such a good choice of aircraft to re-start with? Independence Air / ACA from IAD started with CRJs and lost money from the getgo. I flew on YX from FLL to MCI and onto MKE onboard the B717. most comfortable...

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by 2175301
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian A380's
Replies: 26
Views: 6790

Re: Malaysian A380's

They are currently all in service and are getting respectable load factors. MH has no problem using them but has telegraphed plans to convert them for high density pilgrimage charters (not only Hajj) and believes they would have a lucrative niche to themselves with it. Most of the nonsense on this ...

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by 2175301
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian A380's
Replies: 26
Views: 6790

Re: Malaysian A380's

They need to do something with them. The planes are just sitting ideally at KUL in 90 degree (33 C) heat with 80 percent plus humidity. That certainly can't be good for the the fuselage or exterior parts of the plane. The only thing they actually have to do with them is... pay for them. Did you eve...

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