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by ODwyerPW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 87
Views: 23918

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Welcome to the a.net board of armchair experts. We have CEOs/maintenance/pilots/FAs all with zero experience but happy to share their opinions as if they were in those positions. Don't forget fleet and route planners. ;p That said, some of the other photos that have just appeared show much more sub...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 27
Views: 5024

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

Have you been to Mozambique? 200Km is a half day's travel by car. Thank you for including that bit of reality. Members that hail from the US often do quick math..... 200km / 120kmph (70mph).... and arrive at under 2 hours as the answer... It's just not that simple in allot of places. Quite often th...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.
Replies: 12
Views: 3784

Re: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.

The Trent XWB is a derivative of the Trent1000. Have any of the A350's had any such issues? Is a different fan construction altogether?

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 120110

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

320-340 shorthaul asian people hauler? Boeing already has that...its called the 787-10. A 340pax 7810 is not going to have long haul capabilities...this is your high density asian shuttle... Develping the MOM for that space would be redundant.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 120110

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

Assume that Airbus announces the CS150 and the A320.5 (= 737-8 match) one year after MOM kick-off... Agree fully on the CS500. I'd go a step farther and say that the stretched A320.5 will also have a new carbon fibre wing.. as will the A321... and the stretched A322 (launched to fend off the lower ...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 33
Views: 6520

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

and yet worldwide, you find very few E-135s for sale at the moment. the average transaction price for them has increased the last 18 months.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 6739

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

RL757PVD wrote:
New jingle....Its a small fee after all?


We should close the thread now. No one will provide a better response than yours. Thanks for the moment of levity!!

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 781
Views: 223389

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The first 737-7 MAX fuselage has begun its trip through the Renton Factory. https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/status/932751560559308801 Oooo, I'd like to see that... Just to see if I can see where the section joins are... and if the door arrangements have changed. Honestly, I never saw any images...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?
Replies: 27
Views: 3322

Re: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?

The regional market is very tough because most people will vote for service with their walletsThat is being played out across the country, any regional airport that is within 2 hours of a major airport is bleeding traffic to those airports because people want the cheapest fare. The ironic thing is,...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 3666

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

As a property owner and business owner in Arizona (yes... I reside in Sonora as well)... I prefer it remain Sky Harbor. McCain has been and continues to be a good public servant, and I appreciate he endured mistreatment as a POW, but I'm generally opposed to these kind of broad accolades. Naming the...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8739

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Getting rid of the longest runway? Sounds dumb to me. Can't they just paint a couple of yellow x's and call it good. It's going to bite them in the ass when they need it later. They have decades of operational data to help them make that decision. Current reality in the USA is that airports in Appa...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 84
Views: 8739

Re: PIT remodeling airport

I'm going to play devil's advocate. I spent all of my 20s and a bit of my 30s in Upstate NY. In the 1990s, the Albany County Airport which served the Capital District (Albany New York is the State Capital), received a much needed overhaul and a new name. The new terminal was gorgeous, the parking ga...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 109
Views: 21495

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Olddog wrote:
Anyway, the FlyDubai PR team is still wondering what bus hit them yesterday and spoiled the party :)


Exactly. Poor folks. Got bested by a bunch of out of town airlines.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 226246

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

well. I don't want to go all Martha Stewart on you all... but I like the color of the cockpit... It's kind of a Charcoal / Clay / Pewter / White Ashes combo. Not as cold and harsh as the pure Grey/Silver/Black or as dated as pure Brown/Tan/Cream looks..

I like it.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 109
Views: 21495

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

I do see risk with Frontier. Their route network has frequently been changing. There is not much stability, which makes it really hard to know where they can put 200 more airplanes. They are adding like 85 routes. They don't advertise all the routes that they are cancelling, but in recent threads w...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Re: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit

$115k pounds, That's $151k usd, I guess that pays for about 3 years of being out of work for most folks. (yeah I know allot of folks make much much more, but I'm talking median individual incomes here)..

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 50927

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Congradulations to Airbus and Boeing.. However, I'm just going to type the following.. Airshow announcements (LOI, MoU, Orders) are all weird. Look at the Press Airbus has enjoyed for this ONE order by CDB for more than 3 years..... (an unannounced taker in 2014 for 45 planes.... 2017 in Paris, CDB ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 109
Views: 21495

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

I see quite a bit of disbelief being echoed about this order by a holding company with control of several growing airlines. It wasn't that long ago that folks were mocking LionAir 739 orders. Perhaps it reflects that buying power is shifting and folks aren't ready for it. Big wealthy airlines have b...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 109
Views: 21495

Re: Frontier: say hello to 134 new animals

Wow. That's an amazing order. Clearly frontier is planning to go head to head with the likes of WN and Spirit with this order. 201 new NEOs received over 8 years, is 25 per year, or a new plane every 2 weeks for the next 8 years. Even if 73 of the 201 were replacements for existing planes, then they...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 27939

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

c'mon... even the CRJ-900NextGen has a list price of $42million usd. Of course everyone get's huge discounts.. so let's assume it sells for 55%-60% of that to be complete animals about it.... That's still $23million to $25million usd. So why would analyst even suggest the CS100, which is state of th...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8240

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

Wait... I read the law on this a few months back... they can't.... Commercial airports can't be privately owned by an airline... it's a vertical monopoly type of thing. Do you have a link for that? Airborne Express (both an airline and a shipping company) owned ILN for many years. I'm still looking...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 13926

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Des Moines, IO (DSM). The heartland needs a hub. It's seen very steady growth for a 12 gate airport. IT has 2 9000' strips... There are plans to build a 3rd at 5000' for GA with plans to expand it to 9000' later. 0% chance of that ever happening with all four having major hubs within 300 miles. Not...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 13926

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Des Moines, IO (DSM). The heartland needs a hub. It's seen very steady growth for a 12 gate airport. IT has 2 9000' strips... There are plans to build a 3rd at 5000' for GA with plans to expand it to 9000' later.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8240

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

IF WN wants to own Love field.... then they need to buy the whole airport... Give the city an offer it can't refuse... with the only stipulation that WN can get back to 32 gates by 2024. A 32 gate Hub at DAL would be great for WN.... Just buy the thing.... Wait... I read the law on this a few months...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 8418

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

you know what's weird. there are hardly any ERJ135s for sale at the moment. Seriously. Have a look. A year ago you could do a search and come up with 30 of them. Now, maybe 3. transaction prices are up.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 56
Views: 8634

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

Polot and Whiteguy,
Thanks for the corrections. I had forgotten about the earlier MAX cancellations that were tied to the 787 purchases.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 24154

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

large capacity difference between between the A359ULR and the 777-8
what are the loads on the routes they plan to use them on?

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 56
Views: 8634

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

The two charts taken together paint a different picture. They were previously to take 25 7max and 30 8max. Now they are taking 23 7max and 20 8 max. This looks like a conversion of 2 7max and 10 8max to yield the new 12 10max planes... The 10 9max planes are just droppped. Add it all up there are 10...

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6128

Re: AA orders additional E175s

Thanks for the responses..... What escaped me was.... if the 175 isn't subject to scope clauses... neither are the 190 or 195...... Hence, all over the world the 175 completes with members of it's own family. I didn't realize the orders outside the USA so far were Zero (0). Wow. Seems like the E2-17...

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6128

Re: AA orders additional E175s

Well, regarding the E2-175, there is this thing called the rest of the entire world to sell the E2-175 into. Of course Mitsibushi wil be trying to do the same thing wit their 'slightly to heavy for US regional scope' bird.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the CSeries change the Airbus narrowbody?
Replies: 67
Views: 11852

Re: Does the CSeries change the Airbus narrowbody?

Covering the lower end of the Narrow body market also helps them against the new entries from Comac / Mitsubishi / Sukhoi etc..

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the CSeries change the Airbus narrowbody?
Replies: 67
Views: 11852

Re: Does the CSeries change the Airbus narrowbody?

I think it does. It gives Airbus the opportunity to upgrade/upsize the A320 family to complete with 737MAX and Future Mom.... CS100 it's current nitch (Just happens to have a GTF and carbon fibre wing) CS300 it's current nitch (Just happens to have a GTF and carbon fibre wing) CS500 competes directl...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5722

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

Pilot Issues aside.... HOU, MDW, SNA takeoff distances aside.....

I can't see any reasons why WN wouldn't do 7MAX- 150pax 3 flight attendants, 8MAX- 175 4 flight attendants, 9MAX - 200 4 flight attendants, 10MAX - 225 5 flight attendants.

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1136
Views: 55674

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

wow. the penalty was allot stiffer than what I imagined it would be. still educating myself on this topic. not going to express an opinion either way.

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 6786

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

If you are coming from the North... you don't even have to cross the TappenZee. Many in the Upstate Region don't mind the long drive... You have lots of good feeder interstates... I-81, I-90, I-84, I-87, I-88. I guess the idea is it is quite accessible and you basically avoid all of the NYC traffic....

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11653

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

So Embraer wants to build a Me Too Q400 competitor? Yawn.

I'd find addressing the worldwide aging fleets of aircraft that seat between 30 - 60 to be more interesting.

Truthfully, I'd like to see someone do a new 19pax (max without a flight attendant) prop as well.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 195 E-2 Vs. 737-7MAX Vs. CS300 Vs. A319 NEO AND Embraer 190 E-2 Vs. CS100
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: Embraer 195 E-2 Vs. 737-7MAX Vs. CS300 Vs. A319 NEO AND Embraer 190 E-2 Vs. CS100

I suggest as a starting point you visit Wikipedia and build a table with all the basic/common specifications available. Then post that table as the basis for the discussion. It will keep the responses more accurate.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11653

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

I would hesitate in saying Embraer has expertise in turbo-props. The EMB-120 entered service in 1985. The last one came off the assembly line in 2001. The vast majority if not all people that worked on it are gone. A lot of new learning will be needed to pull off another turbo-prop. From about 2007...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26671

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

It's an explicit acknowledgement that 'yeah, we really blew the development program and are having a harder time recouping costs than anyone could have imagined. but thank goodness we built a machine that people want, and by the grace of that we might bail this thing out after all.' it all might go ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding
Replies: 29
Views: 6783

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

I can't believe Mugabe is still there....

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9209

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

The MOM will be a carbon fibre A310. After watching a video explain how the 757 has changed the way airlines think. So many MOM discussions talk about a plane the size of the A310 or 757-300. Yet: 757-300 sales 55 A310 sales 255 Even if you include the 200 series planes in the 757 number, you are s...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 39102

Re: Future of 777X

Customers are going to dig watching the unfolding wings through those large windows and then the rumble of those huge engines as the plane sets up for take-off. I think we will see some buzz about that. Don't know if that is enough of an experience differentiator for customers to really boost flight...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13132

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

mat66 wrote:
meanwhile you hear the repetitive knock, knock, knock of heads meeting table in sales departments in Seattle and Toulouse...


I had a similar thought. The folks assigned to handle those sales negotiations have got to be asking for a change of assignment. How frustrating.

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6179

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

it looks awesome. congratulations. one of the greatest commercial successes ever.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of aircraft near waterspouts on approach to Sochi
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Re: Russian passenger plane helped avoid sudden enormous waterspouts (sea tornadoes) while approaching Sochi Airport

winstonlegthigh wrote:
ODwyerPW wrote:
... obviously cool.... but nothing wreckless like passing between the funnels...

It only seems that way because you can't make out the sharks, due to video quality.


Hands down best response this thread is going to receive! Thanks for the moment of levity!! :D

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12331

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

It would seem if Scope doesn't change, that Bombardier becomes the default Regional supplier with an optimized 76 pax CRJ800. Honestly, I've fully expected that Bombardier would eventually launch CRJ600 (an upgrade to the 200 w/ more capacity that would share more with the 1000) and a CRJ800 (an upg...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AIRCRAFT Brazil - Air Force Embraer VC-99B (EMB-135BJ) ID NUMBERS REG: 2582 MSN: 145495
Replies: 1
Views: 468

AIRCRAFT Brazil - Air Force Embraer VC-99B (EMB-135BJ) ID NUMBERS REG: 2582 MSN: 145495

There are many pictures of this aircraft out on the net.... Outside only... Though honestly I am very curious to see if it has the 1+1 16pax shuttle config. What I find interesting is the fairing around the wingroot is so large compared to other ERJ-135s. Why is that? AIRCRAFT Brazil - Air Force Emb...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of aircraft near waterspouts on approach to Sochi
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Re: Russian passenger plane helped avoid sudden enormous waterspouts (sea tornadoes) while approaching Sochi Airport

the video shows the plane passing in front of all three of them.... there was no flying between anything... obviously cool.... but nothing wreckless like passing between the funnels...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11944

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

bummer ... no TUS or ALB

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2206

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

Hawaiian 737 was a typo on my part.. I meant 767.... As someone mentioned earlier, I omitted the A332 as well. I wish I could go back and edit/correct the original posts, but I cannot.

Thanks for the info, I will correct the info in the document that I created as a basis for the original posts.

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