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by ODwyerPW
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 229
Views: 31535

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

When we start seeing HGW/ER/LR versions of the 787 family, the gap between 787 and A350 capability will narrow.

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slightly capacity / MTOW increase E195-E2, possible / feasible?
Replies: 64
Views: 5863

Re: Slightly capacity / MTOW increase E195-E2, possible / feasible?

If you take the 195-E2 to 148pax (37 rows @ 31" pitch), what does that do to your fineness ratio? Do you repeat an A340-600 scenario where you are so long and thin that you have to add allot of extra structure (aka weight) to keep it sound? An E200-E2 @ 148pax to firmly address the 150pax might...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 700
Views: 81531

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Wow. Looking forward to news of future 737 and 145 family replacements!

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16856

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Prost wrote:
I would like to see a Midwest point to point carrier that can then branch out to both coasts concurrently.


Me too! But that's because I've always had a soft spot for the Midwest.

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8110

Re: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?

luckyone wrote:
Perhaps they'd like to grow in a sustainable and rational manner?


My thought as well.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 24183

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

I'm predicting a the eminent launch of the Airbus A322KSJ any time now. :D

All joking aside... The A320 family is going to scale up.... rewing (with greater fuel capacity) and stretch are coming.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2720

Re: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?

I've been flying for about 30 years now. my sense is that my bags come off the carousel much quicker than they did in years past. In the last 10 years I've had one lost bag (I flew 4 flights in one day so my bags visited 5 airports). That bag was brought to my home the very next morning. Sure it's a...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487580

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Everyone new flaps were going fly-by-wire on the MAX. TailCone, Flaps, Engines and NoseGear were major cited changes... I would think EVERY single customer would have wanted full disclosure about EVERY feature (MCAS) and would have made IT a part of the Differences training. Along this note, Boeing ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 6884

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

I think it means they are going to merge. OK, just kidding. LOL. I had the misfortune of spending over 3 hours at Love Field the Sunday after ThanksGiving. I never saw more than 1 plane at each of the two gates that AS services during the entire time. Saw one DC-something for Delta at the Gate they ...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24693

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

parapente wrote:
This article is a complete load of tosh based on absolutly nothing at all.Honestly guys take a step back.


Yeah we know. But speculation is so much fun. Let us play in the sandbox a bit longer.... :D

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24693

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

biggest takeaway from the article is the admission that a stretched and improved A320neo will come. They look serious about matching the capacity of the MAX8 with this. It's stated that project would launch next year. A321LR/XLR and an A320NEO Plus may put a tremendous amount of pressure on MAX8 an...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24693

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

biggest takeaway from the article is the admission that a stretched and improved A320neo will come. They look serious about matching the capacity of the MAX8 with this. It's stated that project would launch next year. They should’ve done that years ago. I know a certain Dutch poster with a penchant...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24693

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

biggest takeaway from the article is the admission that a stretched and improved A320neo will come. They look serious about matching the capacity of the MAX8 with this. It's stated that project would launch next year. A321LR/XLR and an A320NEO Plus may put a tremendous amount of pressure on MAX8 and...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 48994

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

The thing about flying farther, is you are filling a plane with passengers who are bringing more stuff because generally they are staying at their destination longer. So even though this A321XLR will have say 206 pax….. those 206 pax are going to carry allot of stuff with them... More than 240pax st...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 15250

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

It's a bummer to see Bombardier winding down it's commercial aviation aircraft ops.

Not many solid airframe builders left in the commercial av space.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27378

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

If Bombardier divest the CRJ line, why wouldn't Airbus pick it up and engineer an A100 line?

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was a Dreamlifter circling over Pinal Air Park (MZJ)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

Re: Why was a Dreamlifter circling over Pinal Air Park (MZJ)?

The 944 Heavy Water Bomber was stationed there for a while (I have fotos).. so they can take a 744/748.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15861

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

This shows a corporate culture breakdown. The flight attendants said cleaning the cabin was not their problem. It was their problem and it was the captain's problem. One of the reasons, according to his book, that Gordon Bethune succeeded at Continental, was making people responsible and giving the...

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63670

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Maybe copy the Bmi loco model and rename Wow as 'Ice Ice Baby' ? OK I'll get my coat ! They can stop, collaborate, and listen with NH and call the new subsidiary "Vanilla Ice". The best part of this quote is that as soon as I read Stop, Collaborate and Listen I immediately thought Vanilla...

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15861

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Reading these replies one would think that Delta's crime here was that it wasn't a regular rank-and-file pax who got the s--tty treatment. Medallion status shouldn't enter into it. The bare minimum standard should be cleanliness and safety, whether this is your first flight or your five thousandth....

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 23469

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

I think it's great that it is scheduled for transcontinental service!!

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 13673

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

Oh spare me all of the righteous indignation from all of you 100% objective commentators. Good grief. Stop the US vs THEM rhetoric. Just be glad that Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Bombardier are still building fine product and keeping us all entertained. (Unfortunately for the rest of us, all of this ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 83
Views: 8427

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

hmmmmmmm, searches for Forum / Thread tools..... seeking to permanently hide a thread....
good lord folks......

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!
Replies: 12
Views: 3774

Re: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!

hmmm, it's Fall in London and Spring in Johannesburg. Might it be just that simple?

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB-100 Bandeirante - First Flight 50 Years Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: EMB-100 Bandeirante - First Flight 50 Years Ago

I hope one day we will see a successor to the EMB-110, EMB-120, ERJ-135, ERJ-140, ERJ-145. I think it will take special single pilot ops with restrictions to flights of 1000 km or less before we see it.... This will be accepted … it's just a matter of time... There still a need for 30-50 pax aircraf...

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 27
Views: 5282

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

Honeywell 7500E engines: https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/honeywell-engines-power-embraers-latest-170500477.html Wow, incredible range for 7500 engines. Personally, the PW812 is incredibly expensive and a bit too much thrust. I expected a custom Silvercrest... This is a good choice. Time ...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 27
Views: 5282

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

How does the Honeywell HTF7500E @ 7500lbs of thrust compare to the RollsRoyce/Allison AE3007 A3 or A1/3 at 7500lbs in terms of initial costs, maintenance and fuel consumption? Provided you aren't topping off all of those fuel tanks.... But rather, sticking with the fuel capacity of say the ERJ 135 L...

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 68
Views: 13120

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I wonder if jetsuite x would ever evolve into larger narrowbody scheduled service. Or a hub in the middle of the country. One connection to lots of origins and destinations. All with premium seats and service. Like a Mid Continent Airport? Wichita (ICT) has a nice little 12 gate 3 runway airport re...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 68
Views: 13120

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

of course, I should have checked their contact us section on the website. https://www.google.com/maps/@32.82205,-96.86572,214m/data=!3m1!1e3 I looked at it on Google Earth on Street View. Seems nice enough. Interesting that they are located close to Love Field... hmmmmm.... :scratchchin: (MFE777, I ...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 68
Views: 13120

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

The corporate move to Dallas has occurred already (during the past few months). I wouldn't hold your breath on flight starting in the DFW area in the near future. I would expect East Coast operations first. Where did they locate the offices? Which airport are they closest too? Will they have mainte...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 68
Views: 13120

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Wow interesting. I can't help but wonder if there is potential that they could pick up a 121 certificate as well and try for a CPA with AA. Just blue sky thinking really but these guys seem to have a large amount of potential. It's the fact that they operate under Part 135 that gives them the advan...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3614

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

Transportation in general is a slightly different economic reality than some other sectors, as the economic impact is often greater than the ability to generate revenue. Therefore in many cases it would make sense to operate some aspects of transportation at a loss for the greater benefit. That lea...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 10357

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

That idiot had his hand in the pie and ruined it. MH's problem is Mahathir's fault 110%. You are being too kind to that old snake. Should be 1,000% or more. MH is likely to be currently profitable if not for him. Ummmmm, you can't take more than 100% responsibility for something. Something that is ...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5029

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

tamasm wrote:
I would really like to see it on actual crew and not models.. it can look really different when mass produced then when it is for. fashion shop/photo shoot.


You mean, how it looks on the rest of us. :D .

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5029

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

some similarities for sure. the TK implementation is nicer and more refined than the AZ implementation.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 6355

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

There will be a next generation jet for the market seating between 19-50pax when the following occurs: 1. Single Pilot operations with reductions in the number of turns and hours the pilot can fly in a given day/week. These Pilots will be paid better to compensate for working less in a given month a...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5029

Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

Folks, Just saw this announcement regarding the new Turkish Airlines uniforms. They are very classy. https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TURKISH-UNIFORMS-1.png https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TURKISH-UNIFORMS-6.png https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TUR...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 14267

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

My personal opinion is the 737-10 sales will take off after the CMC turbine PIP. Lightsaber Is this the permanent fix that has been in place since June 2018 according to this article? https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-07-17/cfm-fixes-leap-turbine-shroud-coatings To the pro ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 14267

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

My personal opinion is the 737-10 sales will take off after the CMC turbine PIP. Lightsaber Is this the permanent fix that has been in place since June 2018 according to this article? https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-07-17/cfm-fixes-leap-turbine-shroud-coatings

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6371

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

The GulfAir CEO said that the order was "certainly not cancelled". https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/gulf-air-denies-cancelling-order-for-10-a220-planes-37136050.html Interesting point: " The comments have fuelled speculation that the carrier may be seeking...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27378

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Airbus would be offering a plane with seat widths less than 18".... hmmmm… :scratchchin:

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 39423

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Hard to believe a thread about two airframe builders having 16 months to submit bids could garner 106 posts. Wow. Wake me up sometime by the end of 2020 after Qantas mulls over the tenders for a year and is ready to decide. I will say this... If the 778 loses this one, then it's a freighter only bir...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 18513

Re: Mexico City new Airport

This project is the most important infrastructure initiative in Mexico, if not the entire Western Hemisphere, its strategic importance cannot be underscored. Another huge infrastructure initiative in Mexico is the I-15 corridor through the state of Sonora. 4 lanes, with shoulders, of hydraulic conc...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 14910

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

If both A350s (62) and 777X (25) are cancelled that's a big blow to both Airbus and Boeing. That said, incredible that Etihad has 87 large planes that they feel they don't need now. That represents a huge planning miscalculation.

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3711

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

I think JetsuiteX would serve there.

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8288

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

How long before we see a Q500 from Bombardier? True 90-100pax prop with decent pitch? Seriously.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11370

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

stratosphere wrote:
Can just imagine what goes on during a SCAT airlines flight


You win the Internet today!! Awesome.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 9323

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

One thing often missing in these discussions too is population growth. Southwest bough the 73G, two decades ago. And they'll be in service for nearly another decade. Surely three decades of population growth and movement would mean more up-gauging. I can easily see a scenario where Southwest operat...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 9323

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

Southwest doesn't need a -700 replacement any time soon since they currently have over 500 of them and the oldest of those will be flying for at least the next decade. That's why they currently have 30 max7's on order and around 250 max8's. I have no doubts that in the meantime, for the small trip ...

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