The biggest problem with getting stored ones flying again is going to be engines. Ivchenko-Progress engines are a Ukranian product, so if Russia wants to restart production as well then an alternative to the D-18T would be needed. I don't think they have anything certified as yet in that range as i...Jump to post
Any status updates on MCO, RSW, or TPA? What kind of hit did these take? I imagine RSW is a mess given the proximity of the eye yesterday. Good news from RSW- no damage. Waiting to reopen until commercial power is restored and staffing is sufficient: From RSW's Facebook page: RSW Update: We have co...Jump to post
Phoenix9 wrote:Another image of airport
Looks like this Hurricane is headed straight for Miami. . . Yes, the latest update continues to show a track further east- not so good for FL east coast, but better news perhaps for FL's west coast, the western Keys and EYW: . . http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/AL112017_5day_cone...Jump to post
Looks like AA and Sunwing have brought in additional a/c for flights out of SXM:
Are the 3 new gates in North going to be added to the North or South end or by a spur off of the South end towards where the Smith Terminal stands? Where will the WCAA building be built? Part of the Berry Terminal site? The 3 new gates will spur off the South end towards the Smith Terminal. Right n...Jump to post
Western Michigan University vs. USC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8671/history/20170830/1710Z/KGRR/KLAX Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO? Possibly ground equipment? Does AZO have tugs, etc. for mainline equipment? AZO has a 6500 ft runway which should be enough I think ...Jump to post
RFD has diversion arrangements with alot of airlines....surprised they missed this one IND, MKE, DTW, GRR and probably to a lesser extent SBN and FWA see ORD diversions regularly. Another interesting MKE diversion last evening: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EVA669D/history/20170829/0100Z/KMKE/...Jump to post
Do we have an estimate or number of planes still on the ground in IAH and HOU? Slowly planes have been leaving IAH. Is Eva still stuck there? They were one of the last non relief flights to fly into IAH. I guess they probably are regretting the decision to not divert like most international flights...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:Flightstats, too, shows 134 as a 744 on the 11th -- arriving to AMS the 12th.
"Durbin, Bustos and Duckworth renewed previous calls for Governor Bruce Rauner to follow through on the state’s 2014 pledge to pay $16.3 million for the airport’s jet repair hub, which debuted last year."
Umm... Senators and Congresswoman.... in case you haven't heard, Illinois is BROKE.
Much speculation that it could be related to Telsa's Gigafactory plans. Tesla will not build a factory in Michigan. Michigan is one of the states that imposes a ban on Tesla sales. Musk is not going to patronize a state that will not allow him to sell products he builds there. Talk has been of a Gi...Jump to post
EWR's 11/29 runway was part of the original runway of the airport going back almost 90 years ago but for many years has been usually for smaller regional aircraft, rare for larger aircraft. Actually 11/29 is used for heavies and everythng landing on days when the winds are strong to the east. Never...Jump to post
9L/27R and 9R/27L at DTW, only ever seen them used as taxiways, they are actually NOTAMed as needing n 45 min prior notice in order to use one or the other. DTW's primary configuration is as follows: 70% Southerly flow - 22R & 21L for arrivals, 22L & 21R for departures; 22L may be used for ...Jump to post
MIA is also getting flights to 3w to Buffalo, 4w to Trenton, and, and this shocks me in frequency, double daily to Islip. This is in addition to Milwaukee, Providence, Cincinnati, Cleveland, a Detroit and resumption of LaGuardia. Plus Islip is getting a daily to PBI, so F9 is going all out at Islip...Jump to post
100x better than their current livery IMO. But then I'm retro (old) too.Jump to post
I wonder if there was baggage on that cart? I'm envisioning a passenger claiming their scorched luggage and exclaiming, "how the h*ll did they do that?"Jump to post
asteriskceo wrote:I don't understand why this keeps happening. Aren't pilots trained to avoid thunderstorms at all costs?
The parallel runway? Everyone landing on a taxiway is an idiot until it happens to yourself. Taxiway landings keep happening and no one does anything about it. In pitch dark night vision, ie a dark cockpit, the eyes can lose a lot of color perception. In addition, contaminants in the air and clouds...Jump to post
Departed 08:04 this a.m. (28-June)
I'd guess a MX issue.......
Single class CS100 32" pitch 120 seats:
http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.co ... erior.html
FNT has an exciting announcement tomorrow, any ideas as to what it may be? https://www.facebook.com/BishopInternationalAirport/posts/10154746142500488:0 If I had to guess, I'd say it's some sort of added G4 flight- maybe LAS or AZA. G4 to PGD (Punta Gorda, FL) starting October 6: http://www.airline...Jump to post
iFlyDTW wrote:FNT has an exciting announcement tomorrow, any ideas as to what it may be? https://www.facebook.com/BishopInternat ... 42500488:0
Many thanks for this thread! I must admit that I thought the venerable -8 had already completely disappeared from the skies. Must be at least 15 years since I last saw one. Good to see some of them are still flying, and that roughly 50% even still have their original P&W JT3D fuel-to-noise conv...Jump to post
I'm watching the Saint Jude Classic at TPC Memphis golf tournament on CBS. A FedEx 767 just did a couple low passes over the course during the tournament. Pretty awesome....the second one was spectacular! The cameras took a break to cover it. It looks like the pilots were having fun.Jump to post
I got this from Airnav.com. An average of 404 movements per day is no slouch of an airport: KOPF: Airport Operational Statistics Aircraft based on the field: 267 Single engine airplanes: 111 Multi engine airplanes: 72 Jet airplanes: 70 Helicopters: 9 Military aircraft: 5 Aircraft operations: avg 404...Jump to post
An update on the battery. It was not a laptop battery, rather what appears to be an AA size lithium battery in a charging unit: http://image.mlive.com/home/mlive-media/width620/img/grpress/news_impact/photo/22815446-mmmain.jpg . . Article here: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/0...Jump to post
GYY has basically offered Norwegian Everything for free if they choose them for the Chicago location. For the typical Norwegian passenger GYY is a more ideal location than MKE or RDF. 25 miles to the South Loop of Chicago. Plus Chicago south shore Meta line has stop right at the airport. Flyguy I d...Jump to post
B6 flight 915 from JFK to SFO diverted to GRR last evening (30-May) due to smoke emitting from a carry on bag containing an electronic device with lithium batteries. The fire was put out before the aircraft landed. The flight was delayed while the aircraft was inspected and refueled before departing...Jump to post
RyanVHS wrote:At least in the past, I think Allegiant has had an aircraft RON in AVL.
drdisque wrote:The existing terminal at APN is also pretty old and ratty, so probably due for replacement even though traffic doesn't warrant it.
Spacepope wrote:Looks like Coulson is converting 6 of the newer ex-WN 733s to air tankers to battle widlfires.
http://fireaviation.com/2017/05/21/coul ... r-tankers/
It appears N669US (per FlightRadar24) tried to operate flight 583 to PVG yesterday and returned back to Detroit. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL583/history/20170522/2037Z/KDTW/ZSPD Wow, that's twice in 2 days..... not good for N669US. I wonder what the problem was this time? https://www.flig...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Aircraft is now on its 2nd leg, not sure where its heading though. https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD01/d699cb2
From viewing a satellite photo, it looks like there are more buildings that will need to be demolished for the new runway- a handful to the east, one of which is the Hartsfield-Jackson Technical Campus.Jump to post