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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: 5250

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: 1105
Views: 42906

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: 6574

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: 11217

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: 1952

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: 11217

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: 25971

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: 26
Views: 5758

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: 8979

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: 38357

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: 12967

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: 6082

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: 2699

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: 11948

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: 402

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: 2699

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: 11756

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: 2131

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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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2131

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

I think it's a stretch to say that the ones listed under the "Large Regionals" section in the OP are separate airlines. With the exception of Silver Airways, all of them operate under the regional banners for UA, AA, DL, or AS. Of those, all of them except for Air Wisconsin are owned in p...

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2131

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

I put together this digest of the competition amongst Airlines/Operators here in the USA. I omitted fleet size, even though I listed the types they operate. I have not indicated the relationships between the airlines as ownerships/partnerships are ever changing when it comes to the regionals. Have a...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6129

Re: Swiss Avrojet tribute video

Classy tribute. Thanks for sharing!

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6102

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

That photo definitely looks to have been taken at TUS.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 with fake chevrons on engines
Replies: 25
Views: 8931

Re: B767 with fake chevrons on engines

Or raccoon eyes painted on a A330neo so that it looks like an A350.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?
Replies: 18
Views: 4144

Re: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?

On Earth they transport them as described above. I'm not sure what they will do on Mars. ;p

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 13511

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

an airport between Lincoln and Omaha Nebraska would have perhaps been better than the two separate airports of Eppley (OMA-20 gates) and Lincoln (LNK-4 gates). the two cities are less than 50 miles apart. although omaha is greater in size, lincoln is the state capital. note: Lincoln's does double du...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6841

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

That said.. Go Hexadecimal..

7A7, 7B7, 7C7, 7D7, 7E7, 7F7.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6841

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

manicottiK wrote:
They will stick with the 7X7 theme, but switch to emoji for the X position. MOM will not be 797, as shown in this leaked document that also reveals some future designs.

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That was absolutely hilarious. Thank you for the moment of levity!!

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 1713

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Those are very nice planes! 300ERs.

I wonder if they will give them names? Bledsoe, Gronk, Brady, Faulk, Vinatieri, Bruschi,

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE Patriots buy 2 767 for Team Transportation
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: NE Patriots buy 2 767 for Team Transportation

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I guess we are all so intrigued by it, 3 different threads were started.... The one cited has the most activity by far.
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Already covered in this thread:

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I guess we are all so intrigued by it, 3 different threads were started.... The one cited has the most activity by far.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 36512

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

That is a cool looking cockpit.
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They look like they are ready to break out in a Gangnam Style dance routine.

KarelXWB wrote:
The flight crew for today's maiden flight:

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https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/860051579868663808

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 3642

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

I wish people cared more about their appearance when traveling. Bathed, shaven or neatly groomed, tasteful makeup, well done hair, fresh breath, light colognes or perfumes, shoes shined or in otherwise good condition, clean pressed well fitting clothing, etc... Have you been on some flights lately?...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 130
Views: 13713

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I've never flown NK or F9 for that matter.... and I guess it's just neither fly out of the primary airport's that I operate out of (HMO, TUS, ALB). I suppose I could just take the long drive to Phoenix one day and fly out of there. I could justify it by having my wife shop at IKEA on the way back an...

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?
Replies: 38
Views: 5408

Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

I'd like to see a Bronze / Expresso look...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50458

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Aesma wrote:
So, longer legs and re-contouring of the ass. It's like plastic surgery !


You made my milk shoot out of my nose. Hilarious! Thanks for the moment of levity!!

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31934

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

aemoreira1981 wrote:
WN can fly two types of 737s...they will be the NG and the MAX. That is why the Classics are being retired.


This is the reason. Those 300s have to be parked in order to put the MAX in service. There are several 8MAXes (boy that's an akward plural) waiting in the wings.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50458

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-details-more-737-max-10-features-438789 Credit goes to FlightGlobal for this info: "Boeing has disclosed the 737 Max 10 would feature a 1.7m (5.3ft) stretch of the fuselage to accommodate 10 more passengers and a modified landing gear that exte...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-7Max
Replies: 15
Views: 3534

Re: 737-7Max

if you're route doesn't routintely sell more than 150 seats, why pay for the 4th flight attendant and the extra steel. There are routes where costing out and flying a 150pax plane makes more sense than that with 175 seats. In the case of SouthWest for instance, for many years they made good money on...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-7Max
Replies: 15
Views: 3534

Re: 737-7Max

The 8MAX was created as a direct re-engine of the 800. the 800 was in fact a stretch of the 700. The 7MAX has now become a shrink of the 8MAX. This shrink is minor, which means the 7MAX is longer than the 700 it replaces in the lineup. With the 4th generation 737, the 8MAX is treated as the baseline...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus announces LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 3431

Re: Viva Aerobus announces LAX

I'm a permanent resident of Mexico. I have flown VivaAeroBus out of HMO (Hermosillo, Sonora) many times and find them sufficient. Never an issue. Crew is always pleasant and skilled.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power

Nothing official but I heard CFM managed to get 31K for the -10 and the gear should help the 10 get a larger rotation angle. I read something similar too, that the -10 will get a thrust bump after all... CFM-56 on 737-900ER has a thrust of 28.4k Leap-1B on 737-9MAX has a thrust of 28.0k So a boost ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 12398

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

China eastern really has to take the cake for worst livery. It just looks cheap and bland. It's a shame as Euro white minimalism done well looks fantastic, take a look at Finnair and JAL. China Southern has the best livery of the big 3 Chinese carriers. This one is quite beautiful. http://www.airli...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 7573

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

Having been conceived during this little gig called Woodstock and born some seven months later, I wouldn't classify myself a dinosaur...yet. However, I am what you might call an old soul. After 11+ years in Mexico, I've adopted the view that 'what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger' when it come...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77905

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I agree and this will be a immensely efficient, modern and competitive family that at the moment has practically no competition from Airbus except the A350. I can agree to that statement. The A350 is very competitive, but otherwise, everything in that lineup is a generation ahead of everything in A...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77905

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

delete this.. it was a mistake..

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77905

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

if Boeing achieves what they said they are aiming for.... the first victim will be the 787... I agree. the first victim will be 787 Gen1. However, perhaps we will see a 789ER as the baseline and a 78710ER if 787 is revisited as a Gen2 model. The 8 space could be taken up by 797. Any 787 revisit wou...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109539

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

The problem with WN ordering the 737-9 and 737-10 is that two of their hubs are at MDW and HOU. Both airports have shorter than average runway. 900ER really needs about 7500' to takeoff w/ good pax load and fuel (esp for my transcon scenario). Haven't heard anything about the 9MAX changing that. I ...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109539

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Regarding the 10MAX, i could see WN ordering it. Seriously. 200 pax at comfortable 32/33" pitch, 4 bathrooms, 4 flight attendants, long cross country trunk routes. You are talking about 25 (14%) more seats than the 8MAX. There are probably allot of routes where that makes sense. Look at lengths...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

A.NET, I have a question. "Why does this thread about one carrier possibly ordering a significant quantity of a soon to be proposed derivative of an existing manufacturer's model spin totally out of control into a chest pounding, my plane's penis is bigger than your plane's penis, debate?"...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109539

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Boeing is sharing specs (characteristics) of the MAX family now. With right sizing the MAX7 and adding the MAX10, the lineup looks like this around the MAX8 MAX7 length: 116'8" (35.6m) MAX8 length: 129.8" (39.5m) MAX10 length: MAX9 length 138'4" (42.2m) + 5'6" Stretch = 143'10&qu...

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