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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3242

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

Just out of interest I weighed my messenger bag: wallets, cards, medications (quite a few - enough to share), phone, Kindle, charger, keys, snacks (candy) 2300 grams. If I were on a trip it could go up a thousand grams. Rather than punitive measures an announcement that any large luggage would be c...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3242

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

Just out of interest I weighed my messenger bag: wallets, cards, medications (quite a few - enough to share), phone, Kindle, charger, keys, snacks (candy) 2300 grams. If I were on a trip it could go up a thousand grams. Rather than punitive measures an announcement that any large luggage would be co...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5282

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

Just a note: somehow the quote function is showing me as author of any number of things I did not say. Nothing serious and imagine it has happened to most of us.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 113
Views: 10504

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

wild cards: Fuel may go up in price but it will be temporary. Electrification of transportation will, by the mid 20s result in significant drops in demand for petroleum Cities less than 5 feet above sea level are likely to face crises by the mid 40s, perhaps later, but also perhaps earlier. It will ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15000

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

It really is not Creative Destruction. Airlines operate outside of normal commercial economics. They are, and this is controversial, in part a utility using publicly owned airports, traffic control, subsidies. Survival of the industry, but not individual airlines or their owners is essential to the ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 135
Views: 15585

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Leahy's overly sharp comments about engine people has, at least for me, created a credibility drop and a reduced value to any book he puts out. He could just as easily said why he misunderstood what was happening with engines. That would have been interesting - and informative.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 5282

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

I gues that might be a longer term strategy. I think there is a medium term requirement for a super efficient 130-160 seat aircraft up to 1500NM that can also do 199 seats in an ultimate stretched payload range restricted version. Today's NB's being able to do 3500NM with 220 passengers is a clear ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1958

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

So is it OK to take a medium/small messenger bag if there is an emergency evacuation. Most of us would tend to do so, or should we be traveling with pants, shirts, vests with oversized pockets.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8111

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

The 777, esp the W was better than expected
The 380 was better than expected (and the 748 was not)
the 787 wing was better than expected

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 135
Views: 15585

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Another thing to keep in mind, even though the 787 was almost 3 years late in delivery the engines still were not quite up to snuff at entry into service time IIRC.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 135
Views: 15585

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Somehow I doubt that Airbus lacked the technical people to assess future engine development. More likely sales and marketing people did not listen to them.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 9948

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

737 designed in the 60s, 320 designed in the 80s. Neither would be called a spring chicken, One has a little problem taking off (albatross?) One has a wing designed in the 90s. Both seem to soar like eagles. Picture that LOL.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX and the Collier Trophy
Replies: 15
Views: 2343

Re: 737MAX and the Collier Trophy

Revelation wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Just a nominee, doesn’t mean it will win and it probably won’t.

"Follow the money"...

My fave is the high-altitude glider Perlan Project, but it's not sexy enough to win, IMHO.


Started following links. All roads lead to Fossett.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38723

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Is it legitimate to ask of double digit engine improvements may be inappropriate, and decreasing safety? Efficiency, Reliability and Safety may be a classic tradeoff sort of problem. The industry may be asking too much from engines and their manufacturers.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 P2F program has launch customer
Replies: 28
Views: 8219

Re: 777 P2F program has launch customer

Q "Where does the enthusiastic response of posters come from?"

A "Due to the high cost of the 777 feedstock"

Used 777s evidently are still highly valued. We all expect the 350/787s to trash the value of old 777s LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8948

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

I could see the WTO essentially putting this decision on hold, or at least not into effect until after the Boeing decision comes out. Then the 'losing company' pays the difference. It looks like the case regarding Airbus subsidies will be a bit larger than the case against Boeing, remains to be seen...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8948

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

Tax exemptions give specific companies financial advantages against other companies. They also are something of a race to the bottom reducing monies for roads, education, infrastructure as well as social welfare. In some ways subsidies are better from an economics standpoint. They are specific, can ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38723

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

The sky has not fallen, but PW has crashed, oops, strike that, rather skidded off the runway. Anyone think this is not a major problem? Think again, at least as bad as the 3 month battery delay of a certain other plane.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38723

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Ok, so the ETOPS certificaton of the engine was completed successfully, but when it was mass deployed issues started appearing, fine let's go with that. Now some are speculating that one of the options Airbus has is to ramp up the C-Series which has had no problems so far with its version of the en...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38723

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

But also remember that although the 787 was almost 3 years late, frames were not the only problem. Engines were not ,IIRC, up to specs as those first frames were ready to fly.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8926

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Some of those workers in the South Lake Union area probably have and are developing and ever changing better algorithms as to how much of their base loads should be done by UPS, FedEx, USPS, by independents, and by Amazon itself. This includes flying, trucking, sorting, and last mile. And also algor...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193467

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Mentioned before but worth repeating. 737/320 have perfected aerodynamics, power, seating, maintenance, carryon storage, pricing, reliability for 6 abreast single aisle aircraft based on tube and wings. In the process they have grown from a small short legged plane into a near 707 sized models with ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8926

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Amazon started a year after Sears shut down its catalog division. Sears was advised to take the slow selling catalog division on the then new internet. Sears management balked though they had the logistics and warehouses set up to sell online. Amazon started a year later and the rest is history. Th...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10250

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

There are no $27 billion loans There is no magic printer of dollars under the mountain Boeing has been a cash machine OK, I noted one post some time ago assessing Boeing's Loans at $11Billlion. Would you see that as basically correct? Reasonable? Completely hopelessly wrong? cheers I do not follow ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers
Replies: 40
Views: 5230

Re: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers

Regulators should look into *A & at least split it in two, has enough carriers to make two world alliances : adding more airlines is a free economy nonsense. Competition wise, I don't know how the EU allowed LH to swallow that many airlines or Chile & Brazil allow for the LAN-TAM merger, bo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10250

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

Which is why their stock has crashed. Plants closing. And workers running for the hills. And analysts advising sell

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10250

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

There are no $27 billion loans
There is no magic printer of dollars under the mountain

Boeing has been a cash machine

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7123

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

Given a region with 100 cities the Pareto principle would have the largest 20 with 80% of the traffic, hence most of them would be P2P (or maybe 80% of them). Say the remaining 80 cities would generally go to the nearest hub, a few to other hubs, and a few (say 20%) P2P to another of the 80 smaller ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 251
Views: 14782

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

The entire oil industry relies on massive subsidies. And that is not counting the pollutions, $trillion wars with hundreds of thousands killed. Take away those subsidies and the oil industry would die. I don't recommend that - petroleum has been and is important, but... It is energy not hydrocarbons...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10250

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

A note or two: Airbus was established, in part, by government to build great planes. It was not just another company that was suppose to produce ever better quarterly reports to investors. And it has succeeded spectacularly. Corporations do not exist just to make money, governments gave them special...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47544

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

"CFMI is a 50–50 joint-owned company of Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as SNECMA)" Wikipedia." This must be one of the most successful, no drama example of corporate joint ventures ever. The success is, as I see it, due to a well defined product line and we defined responsibi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asia-Pacific Boosts Impetus Behind Boeing’s NMA Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 3288

Re: Asia-Pacific Boosts Impetus Behind Boeing’s NMA Plan

I continue to speculate that the success of a MOM or NMA will depend on how short a range it can go, and compete with the NEO/MAX. In US terms it needs to be a good trans-continental. Crossing the Atlantic is fine, but everything in the kitchen from a 50 year old 737 to the lumbering 380s are doing ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation division
Replies: 29
Views: 3027

Re: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation devision

Locomotives, at least the best models, have upwards of a 50 year life, usually with one major rebuild. Implication is that if you have a sales boom over 5 years period, then normal sales, you will have a down time a few decades later. Roughly speaking that is why things have been slow recently.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7123

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

Arguing with a metaphor is difficult. Passengers going between the largest airports expect non-stop. For most of the rest there is an expectation of 1 stop. The flier goes from a tertiary airport to an airport with a non-stop to their final destination. 787s and 350s are making this increasingly pos...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Thoughts 787-8 upgrading
Replies: 15
Views: 3580

Re: My Thoughts 787-8 upgrading

Until the backlog decreases there is no incentive to doing anything about the 788. After (and if) the MOM specifications are firmed up and proceeding to production Boeing will know if there is any need for the 788.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 8482

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

WN famously takes their time to do these sorts of things. Any number of a-netters had fits over how slow they were to combine after they bought ATA.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24123

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

How would a freighters based on the 777x (8 or 9) compare against the 748? That obviously could determine how long the 748 is produced. While the nose door is useful it may not be enough to keep production going.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 14478

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Res WN having a regional system. It has seemed to me for quite a while that WN, Alaska and JetBlue should, after checking with monopoly/competition regulations, contract with a unique regional. Such a regional would provide coverage, and be ensured enough profitability to keep running. Alaska would ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 8482

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

EA CO AS with the SPIN! Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping for WN to fare poorly. I'm just saying they should probably get the show on the road as quickly as the government and safety par...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 29
Views: 4577

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

Policy? Collect/confiscate all carry on bags on the ground at all evacuations before boarding rescue buses/shuttles back to terminal. Make this widely known in passengerdom. This is a straightforward and likely effective policy. Baggage to be released when other baggage is released. I probably thin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29693

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

What does an individual plane cost? Well, ....... it depends How many orders were there last year? Well ........ it depends. If you carefully define terms you can come up with an answer. But someone else can come up with another answer. All is not lost, an honest post will come up with an answer, an...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29693

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Probably what would be more fun and useful is to list some routes and payloads, including some cargo information, that each of these planes would do best. Also where the overlaps could occur. I suspect that it would be a draw in most routes.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16775

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

I think there is general agreement that had Boeing engineers had more say, and more of the work kept in house: Timeline likely would have been established a lot quicker - probably delayed, but not repeatedly Unrealistic prices would have been challenged Outside suppliers would have been more closely...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16775

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. While headquarters, accountants, and paper pusher are important and to be valued .. planes are primarily designed and built by engineers and technicians.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38512

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

I read all of the comments on Dominic Gate's article in the Seattle Times. I assume most of those (little less than 100) were locals. The general tenor is that Boeing should not have pursued sanctions against Bombardier. Boeing, despite all of the Washington State tax abatements, has not treated the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4422

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

At the Seattle aviation museum I toured an early AF One. IIRC Eisenhower's 707, I was struck with how utilitarian it was, definitely not luxurious.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE service thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2463

Re: PAE service thread

I expect at least 6 gates to be planned within the next few years. Nighttime noise limits are appropriate.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space
Replies: 43
Views: 4965

Re: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space

Overhead bins should be assigned to specific seats. Hence self-policing. Not all seats will have bins. So What? That is what economy minus is about.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TRANSPORTATION CONSTANTS
Replies: 0
Views: 240

TRANSPORTATION CONSTANTS

Central city traffic, from the time of horses and buggies to todays automobiles seems to settle for a speed of about 7.5 miles per hour. If it is any higher than that more people use private surface traffic. For any trip of less than 5 miles new technology which could average 15MPH would be welcomed...

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