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by Spacepope
Wed May 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

hmmwv wrote:
Maybe using a B-52 to intercept next time!


There's photos online of them getting chased down by A-7s so anything's possible with the right intercept vectors.

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by Spacepope
Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

Hey cool! They got 4 Bears airborne all at the same time! See them again same time next month.

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by Spacepope
Tue May 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9345

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

The 400ERs are still young and can fly for another 5 to 7 years, if not 10 years. Have to agree with Lufthansa. The -400ER's average 18 yrs old, the 767-300ER average 24 years old. They aren't young forever :wink2: The 767-400ER's were built and delivered (all) to Continental between 1999 and 2000....

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by Spacepope
Mon May 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 37
Views: 7332

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

1. Single Pax Ops Then a Cessna 150 could do the job :D Just kidding, I'm sure you meant single pilot ops!!! Beech I dunno man, after flight training on the 152, I was pretty sure some days in Kansas I'd get where I was going quicker if I just walked. I guess technically though the SR-71 just had o...

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by Spacepope
Fri May 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I actually AM interested. Remarkable that somebody would see fit to convert a -200 these days. Hard to know what they're thinking. Two options as to thinking (I think): 1. Purchase cost, conversion cost, operating costs, payload and mission capability all combine to justify a unique solution; or 2....

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by Spacepope
Fri May 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. and soon to rotate into RFD-IAH...

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by Spacepope
Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31764

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Dutchy IMO, lack of maintenance records will be a deal breaker. Are the engines still on it, because CF-6s even for parts might be worthwhile. I agree that lack of records will end up the doom of the airframe, but with all the freighter conversions lately there are plenty of parts that can get stri...

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by Spacepope
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31764

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Dutchy IMO, lack of maintenance records will be a deal breaker. Are the engines still on it, because CF-6s even for parts might be worthwhile. I agree that lack of records will end up the doom of the airframe, but with all the freighter conversions lately there are plenty of parts that can get stri...

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by Spacepope
Wed May 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Is it just me or does it look like in the Youtube video Amazon posted of the CVG hub they show what appears to be 777, 767 and 737 aircraft in their mockup? https://youtu.be/6DkitCY-BYs While it is only a mockup, it does appear to have 737, 767 and 777 series aircraft on the ramp. The 777s are seen...

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by Spacepope
Wed May 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31764

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

CX747 wrote:
Not sure if this was reported but it looks like the February 22, 2019 UFO for (4) 767-300Fs was placed by UPS.

That’d sure be neat, but what’s the source for this confirmation?

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by Spacepope
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7140

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

DEN-COS 71 miles apart on I-25 As others have already said: flights between cities of close proximity are for connections, i.e., LGA/EWR/BOS/DCA/PHL-COS via DEN As someone who just drove up to DEN from COS this morning, holy hell do I hate that drive. I left with good weather at 5am from my house, ...

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by Spacepope
Mon May 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7140

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

I’ve done it. Flight never got above 8000 feet. Enjoyed a beer in first class on a DC-91.

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by Spacepope
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Any idea if the 737s AA plans the shed will end up with a smile on their side? Don't know what will happen eventually to ex-AA 737s. For now, it seems that GECAS is sourcing the Amazon conversions from lease returns of passenger aircraft in its existing fleet. (The first three Amazon conversions we...

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by Spacepope
Sun May 12, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1052
Views: 109102

Re: F-35 news thread

F-35 aggressor squadron formed. Interesting paint job, very Chinese. https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-force-decided-to-create-f-35s-aggressor-squadron-at-nellis-air-force-base.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true That is a good use of the early airframes, I believe these will come from Lots 3 to...

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by Spacepope
Sat May 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1052
Views: 109102

Re: F-35 news thread

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-f ... ssion=true
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F-35 aggressor squadron formed. Interesting paint job, very Chinese. https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-f ... ssion=true

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by Spacepope
Sat May 11, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 48367

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

100k flight hours is like 30-35 years for a NB and you are looking for 160k? :wideeyed: I assume your buddies at Pratt come up with something that doesn’t fit before that time. If any oil is left over anyhow.. :worried: JetBlue averages 11.77 hours per day, I believe there is room to increase. That...

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by Spacepope
Fri May 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 7797

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

""The plane was pretty much written off," Wright told CBC Toronto." How is a policeman in a position to say that? He's not. This is how the aircraft looks like from a different angle: https://toronto.citynews.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/10/2019/05/10/Pearson-crash-air-canada-j...

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by Spacepope
Fri May 10, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31764

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

According to the AWL document, the LOV of a 767-300BCF is 75,000 Flight Cycles and 180,000 Flight Hours The LOV of a 767-300F is 60,000 Flight Cycles and 180,000 Flight Hours. So, it a bit closer to 70,000 flight hours left. Quite a bit of life for a freighter. Currently the highest time jet anywhe...

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by Spacepope
Thu May 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 31
Views: 5426

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

When that first A300 took to the skies on 28th October 1972, nobody would have thought that Airbus would ever deliver 12,000 planes! Congratulations. :champagne: Agreed. Then again, the aviation world has changed beyond all recognition since that time IIRC back in 1972 the only aircraft with more t...

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by Spacepope
Thu May 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3209

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

greg85 wrote:
Besides Allegiant and Volotea, who are the active used A319 buyers?

Lightsaber



Delta[/quote]

Are you sure about that? Delta has the ex NW frames and that’s it so far. The only used narowbodies they have taken recently are the ex-GOL 738s.

AA on the other hand are taking former Frontier 319s.

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by Spacepope
Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31764

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

An ex-DL B763ER, N1501P, is now on the move after it's retirement from DL's fleet, and will become a freighter. I wonder why it was retired in the first place if it wasn't ready to be scrapped? (info from skyliner-aviation.de). Boeing 767-3P6 24983 334 N409AZ Cargo Aircraft Management delivery 30 A...

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by Spacepope
Tue May 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7125

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

The jet is otherwise as reliable as it's western competitors. And how do we know that ? There is a limited number of planes in the air, not flying that much, I don't think there is enough data in to make this call. There have been known airframe part shortages. Reports are it isn't much different i...

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by Spacepope
Mon May 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Do the Crew normally carry a Satellite phone? I assumed they would in case of Radio Issues but several things I have read suggest that after radio connection was lost no communication with the Tower was possible. Response from ES may have been better if communication was maintained. Some comments h...

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by Spacepope
Mon May 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

This looks very much like an uncontained engine failure that ruptured the wing tank. RIP to those that perished. Now at 41. Could be the landing gear, or even a failure of the wing itself from the landing I tend to agree. Aren’t landing gear supposed to fail in a way where they don’t rupture the ta...

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by Spacepope
Sat May 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18s at Centennial (APA)
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: F18s at Centennial (APA)

Probably just stopping by. We get them frequently down at COS/Peterson AFB too.

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by Spacepope
Sat May 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40821

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

So ... is it a write off :duck: Though it was a. 2001 build, according to the last SDR I could find (strangely from 2015) it had pretty low cycles and hours totals. That being said, it looks to have landing gear, engine and avionics damage, which are pretty much the 3most expensive things to replac...

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by Spacepope
Fri May 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no aftermarket winglets on 777-200?
Replies: 12
Views: 4017

Re: Why no aftermarket winglets on 777-200?

Yes, what he's saying is the 777's wing would benefit better with raked wingtips rather than winglets, like what you see on the -300ER and -200LR. It is anticipated weight, cost, versus time in service. Airlines kept 777-200ER on long missions longer than plan. Cest la vie. Winglets would have help...

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by Spacepope
Thu May 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SOO ... /KRFD/KPDX


Neat, long thin route. Looks like between last night's routes and this one they're using a 36XX flight number, so similar to the flight numbering with the 767 fleet.
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BTVB6Flyer wrote:


Neat, long thin route. Looks like between last night's routes and this one they're using a 36XX flight number, so similar to the flight numbering with the 767 fleet.

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by Spacepope
Thu May 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Am I reading it right? 1000 hours total time, no turbine hours required? Correcto. And a requirement of 1000 Fixed Wing or 500 Hours Part 121. On the 737, also can have a restricted ATP. (On the 777, they require 1500 total, 500 turbine, 1000 fixed wing (or 500 Part 121) and an unrestricted ATP.) N...

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by Spacepope
Thu May 02, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Skyline reported N5113A ferried VQQ-RFD today. Start of service imminent for the 738F fleet? Looks like 5113A and 5147A will be in revenue service tonight. Anybody notice Southern's current minimums to be hired on the 737 fleet? Yikes. Am I reading it right? 1000 hours total time, no turbine hours ...

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by Spacepope
Thu May 02, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Skyline reported N5113A ferried VQQ-RFD today. Start of service imminent for the 738F fleet?

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by Spacepope
Wed May 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8527

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Karlsands wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Karlsands wrote:
Or don’t be such a closed minded fool , again.

Scientist. Evidence-minded fool, thank you. Show me proof. Empirical data. I'll wait.

Hahahahaha. Sad fool


So you have none. Works for me!

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by Spacepope
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8527

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Karlsands wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Karlsands wrote:
Only if you’re closed minded .

Or have higher than a third grade education.

Or don’t be such a closed minded fool , again.

Scientist. Evidence-minded fool, thank you. Show me proof. Empirical data. I'll wait.

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by Spacepope
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 24
Views: 5999

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

Chuska wrote:
I believe only one -200, N96SW, got the Canyon Blue paint scheme which began in early 2001.


Yes, I was lucky to hitch a ride on it MCI-IND back in the day. Being an avid A-nutter way back when I knew how special it was.

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by Spacepope
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Well, they weren’t out of sequence for the x-series (and both demonstrators were firmly x series, not y) Are you sure on that? The reason I ask is that the X-33 was awarded in July 1996 while Boeing and LM received the award for the X-32 and X-35 respectively in Nov 96. The X-34 contract was also a...

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by Spacepope
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 8770

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

The big question to me here is whose vomit was it?

I mean it's not like you can dust for vomit.

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by Spacepope
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Agree. Given the X-32 and X-35 were both out of sequence as well it is a bit mystifying. Well, they weren’t out of sequence for the x-series (and both demonstrators were firmly x series, not y), but yeah the lightning should have been the F-24. We won’t even get into the mess of the c-series design...

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by Spacepope
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: USAF Project Designation for Aircraft

Who knows, but I’d be a lot it was an off-the-cuff call by some senior officer no one wanted to correct with logic. It’s not as reasoned as you might expect. Gf Agree. Given the X-32 and X-35 were both out of sequence as well it is a bit mystifying. Well, they weren’t out of sequence for the x-seri...

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by Spacepope
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8527

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Karlsands wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
CantbeGrounded wrote:
There's no such thing as ghosts - thus a debate about video 'evidence' is unnecessary.

This should have been the last post of this thread.

Only if you’re closed minded .

Or have higher than a third grade education.

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by Spacepope
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 202
Views: 30927

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Is there a list somewhere of the production and deliveries of the KC-46 (also P-8's) like other aircraft have. So far I know that 5 are delivered and I heard around Christmas that 10 were basically ready. I recall reading that there would be 4 in Jan (met), 4 in Feb, then 3 per month after that. LO...

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by Spacepope
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43496

Re: WN looking at A220

The issue is that WN's labor costs don't make sense in the sub-MAX market where they will have to compete with regionals, and the opportunity for WN isn't like DL who uses 717s as cost leaders to feed its mega-hubs. Add to that the cost of training and spares and disruptions due to a mixed fleet, y...

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by Spacepope
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Open Skies Plane in St. Joseph MO
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: Russian Open Skies Plane in St. Joseph MO

tu204 wrote:
Pretty sure that according to the Open Skies treaty it is the host nation that selects and offers which facilities can be used by the other nation.

Correct me if I am wrong.


Also the McCormick distillery would basically be in their backyard.

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by Spacepope
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 763 Retirement
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: Delta 763 Retirement

Great birds. First flew one SLC to DEN years ago. The winglets gave them new lives, aesthetically as well as operationally (not certain the non-ERs ever got winglets come to think of it.). Delta’s 763 fleet never got winglets though, just the ERs. Sad to see her go, only around 90,000 hours and 30,...

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by Spacepope
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 42
Views: 14785

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Hey guys, It seems that SU ordered 35 more MC-21, that's 85 altogether. Considering that SU already operates SSJ, can we imagine that it will follow by ordering Il-96 while awaiting the new C-929? I have a lot of doubts. SU had 6 IL-96-300s that they recently retired in 2014, and I think most of th...

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by Spacepope
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 57234

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
MO11 wrote:
N840DM signed for on Friday.


Great! Thanks for the info.

It will be renumbered as N5153A.


So, since we've got an new prime numbering sequence witht he 738Fs would it be reasonable to assume they'll be flying under GTI 5XXX flight numbers? Also, when are the first runs scheduled to begin?

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by Spacepope
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25504

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

WesternDC6B wrote:
I’m sure if the plant were under IAM control, nothing at all would be wrong. /sarc


Was thinking something similar. Will be interesting to how this plays out on the labor side.

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by Spacepope
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3422

Re: Fed Ex Express

FedEx Express
FedEx Ground
FedEx Freight
FedEx Custom Critical
FedEx Office......

It’s all branding

Dude.

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by Spacepope
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 28984

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-hastens-exit-of-mcdonnell-douglas-fleet-with-m-457377/ What interests me is how quietly DL went from 65 MD-90 to 40. The engine MRO costs on the V2500D5 are certainly driving the decision. Lightsaber Now now, I've been told conclusively in A.net lore...

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by Spacepope
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 28984

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-hastens-exit-of-mcdonnell-douglas-fleet-with-m-457377/ What interests me is how quietly DL went from 65 MD-90 to 40. The engine MRO costs on the V2500D5 are certainly driving the decision. Lightsaber Now now, I've been told conclusively in A.net lore...

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