Somehow his "expense" must have been written off by any good accountant. Logistics tend to become troublesome after the initial "sponsorship honeymoon" is over. To his credit, he did devote a significant amount of resources to see this "dream" come true, seeing that fou...Jump to post
The airplane choice is the difference here .... the 787 is a better ride overall.Jump to post
The original idea of the 75/767 was to provide airlines with "cockpit commonality" so pilots could fly the 75/753/762/763 interchangeable, according to mission requirements. Only after this industry leading initiative, that we now have "aircraft families" A319/320/321/332/333 or ...Jump to post
Most of the times in order to place the logo you either own or have exclusive use. But most certainly you also are responsible to maintain it!Jump to post
I do not know how it works for an airline with a lease agreement, but I thought PILOTS need to be licensed by the country of Registry to operate aircraft.
Same as Mechanics need to be licensed under the Country of Registry to perform maintenance on the aircraft.
The entire point of this post was to bring about the Perception/Reality issue that is prevalent in .Airliners.net. Thousands of Arrival/departures are accomplished every day from hardstands, WE in the US have decided against and have about 90% JETBRIDGE operational approach. This can be debated if b...Jump to post
I wonder how many airports in the US have the ability to provide Hard Stand Parking for aircraft up to 200PAX on a ops ready basis.... stairways/transfer buses/procedures.
How much would this set up save if any from the GATE JETWAY Parking we have grown use to in the US.
DHC builds a good airplane...... wonder how much is the HMV investment required for these birds? Does anyone knows if there are any LIFE LIMITS in the DH8 series? Can they go the way of the Viking Otter since NO ONE is making 35seaters any more?Jump to post
BN2 is going strong at 60yrsJump to post
#RESPECTTHEINVENTORY .... ANOTHER Reason !! NUF SaidJump to post
WHY SEND THE MOST UNDERPOWERED AIRCRAFT ON THE FLEET FOR THE MISSION? ALL 340-200/300 are known for being DOGS!Jump to post
Just force the airlines to PAY the DBC in CASH $$$ and OB ends quietly!Jump to post
If you fail to understand the protectionist laws of ITALY, you fail to understand this problem. The UNIONS will BY LAW continue to be paid by AZ or the Government. The ONLY way to break this cycle is to KILL the NATIONAL AIRLINE, and hence WHY the GOV is involved in EVERY BAILOUT. No politician, wan...Jump to post
amerijet is down to one working 727.... soon to be doneJump to post
When the Success is as good as it is with DL.... ( runs a daily average 85% Load Factor ) and the combination of WX in their PRIMARY hub AFFECTS the ENTIRE SYSTEM. It is a DOMINO EFFECT, the company only has a 15% daily capacity to recover from a MAJOR IROP, throw in displaced ACFT, CREW, and it bec...Jump to post
I see this as a person that owns more cars than days of the week. If they own 230-250 airplanes and park 30 a day, is only a bit more than 10% of the fleet. Perhaps other airlines have greater utilization...... but considering EK Long Haul reach and their connectivity at DXB I see nothing to be conc...Jump to post
Follow the $$$ most likely a lot of the EAS routes that "make no sense" IE: the Tennessee story mentioned above, those tend to have a direct link to the proponent and supporter in DC. AK, HI, PR & USVI have geographic challenges and a different set of conditions. Lower 48 routes, Not s...Jump to post
Remember Encachment Area is probably more relevant than Population size. As stated above this area is from East TLH to NE of GNV to N of DAB, & South of SAV people drive to JAX for convenience or price or the combination thereof, at one point I remember DL estimating the largest % of Medallion m...Jump to post
This is the name issue with claiming to be the largest...... The city of Jacksonville has the distinction of having the largest AREA of any Incorporated city in the state or the nation for that matter. Population density Not so much! ALL major FL cities i.e.: TPA/MIA/ORL are denser but not LARGER.Jump to post
MAIN REASON is DELTA..... AND ATL OPTIONS. SJU did work for B6 however they tagged it to a JAX-BOS rotation and times where not the best. A LAX nonstop could be sustained, International service to Europe not so much with MCO/ATL/MIA offerings very competitive pricing. The potential for direct servic...Jump to post
Actually the arrival and departure sequences normally followed the parking arrangements available, FIRST IN- FIRST OUT, The plane parked behind another one on arrival, would normally depart after the one in front was gone.... I think the Jetway, Jetbridge has robbed all of us the opportunity to see ...Jump to post
Wow.... so let me wrap my mind around this. Plane is intact in a museum.
Plane goes off loan to museum, and best outcome is to SCRAP it? .... how much does a 80000lb airplane brings in as SCRAP?
$32k ? really? ...... a museum can not RAISE that amount, in order to keep the exhibit?
Delta Learned and now has a dedicated charter fleet of A319/20 now going to B757 for Charters. Using a line aircraft with short ground time for a revenue flight after the charter, requires a lot of logistics to get the airplane clean and stocked. Most Charters have NON Standard Catering and Beverage...Jump to post
If you gave these away no one would take them. Remember Bombardier first made the Challenger Biz jet.... then out of it came the CRJ concept, just the fact that they where being delivered at max rate right around 2000, allowed the MAJORS to park the 727/DC9 right after 9/11. And they virtually did t...Jump to post
Islander BN2 Nonstop Service EIS-LHR ..... duration 34h. Book early!Jump to post
Afraid of the VLA since days of Beebe.... returned first batch of 747 (5) and prefered the Tristar for decades. As discussed previously DALPA and the 777 have not been in good timing. And until the A333order the hope was a mix of 77W/789 moving forward. Now we got the A333 and must live with it for ...Jump to post
OOER.... Easy sport! Not everyone can see the TRUTH, and I am glad you do. Lets not talk about all the things DL is good at, like keeping 80k+ employees fooled about their industry and the benefits the competition enjoys. For instance once you retire.... DL is the ONLY airline with a SS offset rule,...Jump to post
My concern is neither the VC25 (present) or the 800 (future) will land in KLGA, "Mogul" prefered airport of arrival into Manhatan. He has indicated a frequent shuttle between his "private residence" and the WH. Will they use a C32 for this? OR Perhaps a C37B? A V22 could do it un...Jump to post
AA would still have retained some resemblance to an Airline. However the transformation is complete.... AA is the new Airways!Jump to post
Info from orig post is about 6-10yrs old. OPF has done a good job to run everyone away. Slowly the few places you could find, DC3, DC4, and Convairliners has all but dissapear. SJU had their share, however the FAA has systematically in conjunction with Fuel prices conspired to make this type of oper...Jump to post
Most 19 seaters are not going far enough for a potty, they where faster than the E110 or DH-6 and pressurized. But again if you are going .30m to .90m routes the efficiency of speed and pressurization where negligable. And did anyone say "SPAR BUMP" ! To add into the list of cons, on short...Jump to post
Perhaps F9 wants to go Tit for Tat and start SGJ-SJU. B6 flew it out of JAX with decent LF for about 2-3years and then dropped the route.
Lots of NE FL to SJU traffic that would prefer not to drive to SFB or MCO for nonstop, specially since I4 & I95 interchange is in FULL construction.
So you only can get it with that double blade, not a raked tip version like the P8 avail?Jump to post