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by Web500sjc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal

Video of what is proposed. http://media.wheeltug.com/video/The_WheelTug_Files_720p.mp4 I see that the company has FAA :checkmark: http://www.wheeltug.com/pr/pr_20170110.php Time to buy some shares perhaps? WheelTug is around since years. I could swear I heard about them the first time nearly 10 yea...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL/UA Fleet Rotation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: DL/UA Fleet Rotation Question

All the flights require 2 aircraft at a minimum to operate daily, the flights are all over 12 hours in length, so your talking about the aircraft being out of the US for 30 hours, and being unable to operate the next days flight. With SFO-TLV-EWR-TLV-SFO, of the flight is timed right you may be able...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11633

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

That and RVR is down to 600-700. Probably the main reason EDV diverted since that’s way below their mins. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk As if that's an 9E problem. That's Cat 3 category level ILS. Very few regional airlines are equipped for that Generally CAT II and CAT III approaches are proh...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule
Replies: 28
Views: 7388

Re: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule

chornedsnorkack wrote:
It was allegedly a notable design constraint on A380.



And the A346....

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7497

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

Jayafe wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
Since when is passenger comfort a driving force behind airline buying decisions?


Since passengers can vote with their wallets?

and passengers overwhelming vote for cheaper prices with their wallet

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by Web500sjc
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: IFR fix question

The new arrivals into ATL from the southwest and south east are names after tolkien characters and Star Wars perehenialia, respectively.

SHYRE FRDDO BLLBO BGGNS SMAWG HOBBT.


TYFTR NEWHP DTSTR WOKIE JJEDI


There used to be the SMOOV arrival into ATL

HOWRR.YORRR.RIDEZ.NICCE.AAAND.SMOOV

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by Web500sjc
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s
Replies: 26
Views: 6075

Re: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s

WWads wrote:
My wild guess is DL. They really want the 50-seaters gone, and they already have a good relationship with the pending CS100 order.

If it’s DL it would be to replace current 700s, 900s or E-jets only. The CRJ 900 can’t replace a 200 in terms of scope clause.

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42685

Re: Power outage in ATL

But at the same time, ATL would be nothing without Delta. Atlanta would still be a top 10 metro in the US, have a geographical advantage in the region, and have a world class airport design. To even suggest they would fall off of the list of top airports in the US is mind boggling. Ask how it worke...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Holdings purchases Island Air Assets
Replies: 74
Views: 5364

Re: Hawaiian Holdings purchases Island Air Assets

The purchase of the air operations certificate may be as simple as not allowing another company to gain access to the certificate. Beyond the general difficulty in gaining the certification, each certificate is different- and allows different operations based off what the operator has been willing t...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42685

Re: Power outage in ATL

Delta in no way caused this, but their response was very poor and disorganized. NOTHING against the hard working line staff, but management didn't seem to have a disaster plan for a total hub shut down. Communications to customers has been unacceptable, re-booking systems were not working(people to...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42685

Re: Power outage in ATL

There are minimal non electric exits form the domestic areas.... on F concourse the exit is controlled by subway style moving gates (electric) on the T side it’s either a electric revolving door or a 3 story escalator.

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 59
Views: 18618

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

It’s still sitting in BQK, behind the Omega Birds and the old AS 737- Combi Birds, hasn’t moved in months.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29116

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

The CS300 didn’t just fly down to ATL, it parked under the “FLY DELTA JETS” sign...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 4610

Re: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff

I'll add my traditional nitpick. On both Airbus and Boeing the levers are thrust levers , not throttles. There's nothing to actually "throttle" like on a piston engine. If you say "throttles" in an Airbus course you'll be corrected rather forcefully. :D The thrust automation on ...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 24771

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Why was my post removed ? and keeping members misinformed ? I provided a link & the quotes stating this was due to the police doing their job after the passenger filed charges with Airport Police on grounds that a corpulent Frenchman in the middle seat had been sleeping into her space & the...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Chief Pilot Questions

3). Do Chief Pilots with large airlines (AA, BA, JL...etc) with diversified fleets need to be rated in their fleet's heavy jets? 4). Of course Chief Pilots have to fly X numbers of month so when they do is the person in the right seat usually a captain? 3. I worked at an airline where the chief pil...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 173
Views: 30008

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

The compas 20 already count against AA scope, they could be shuffled around AE with or without the reduction in “large RJs”

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by Web500sjc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!

Any reason for the crew change?

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by Web500sjc
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SNA still see the 757?
Replies: 12
Views: 1608

Re: Does SNA still see the 757?

All DL flights between SNA and ATL are 757, and those flights are often payload restricted going SNA-ATL. All the UPS flights are 757s but they may upsize during peak in November and December to a A310. All Fedex flights are A310. AA may occasionally sub a 757 in from PHX or DFW. And UA hasn’t sent ...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12566

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

No, the pilots at Delta, United and AA, should push to move the weight and seat limit lower. Force mainline to fly the product that's being used as a non-regional airplane. Anything larger than a 50 seater, should be at mainline. That's fine too. As long as there's a clear line, either below MRJ/E2...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15253

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

IPFreely wrote:
Where is this so-called admission?



If you read the article you would notice the quote of Isom “Basic economy is not a price cut”

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by Web500sjc
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14227

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This whole "service animal" thing is completely out of control. More and more people are abusing this. Service animals were for people with serious physical restrictions like blindness. Now today they are given out like candy. I feel sad when I am alone so I should have a service animal. ...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 51350

Kingston FIR outage

According to The FAA OIS current operations plan, https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/ the Kingston FIR is currently experiencing a compleatle outage. KIN and MBJ are not accepting any arrivals and flights filed through the airspace are need 10 minutes in trail spacing, so they can expect holding of up to a...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18765

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

From personal observation, a 747 burns 20,000 to 24,000 lbs of fuel an hour in cruise at $3/gal = $12,000/hr Captain cost $450/hr (330 pay, 120 in employment costs like 401k, Health insurance etc.) First Officer $330/hr (226 Pay, 104 in employment costs) 10(?) flight attendants $90/hr (60 in pay, $3...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?

Why replace a small, regional airport that doesn't need replacing with a large, expensive one built on a man made island in radioactive water that sit along a major fault line and constant tsunami threat? Doesn't seem very logical. It's bad enough if there was a tsunami LAX is on the beach. LAX may...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15552

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

So a guy flies for a commuter carrier only to build time so he cn get to the 'Big Leagues." Then as a new hire he goes right seat, then 6 months later left seat? Realistically, how competent is he to be in charge of a plane 6 months off the street? No thanks, safety factor just decreased. I wi...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12176

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Due to the "material" effect of LCCs Norwegian and WOW over the North Atlantic, American will respond with an unbundled basic economy product on some North Atlantic routes, as per an interview with American SVP-revenue management Don Casey published today by Aviation Daily and featured on...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24515

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

It's in likely that the airplane was actually grounded, more likely is that the FAA said those seats were unable to be occupied without the correct seatbelt tag or being made "inoperative/MELd". Sounds like some of those improper seat belts were on crew seats, so the financial hit may have...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 18051

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

happens all the time now in the USA, on an iPhone

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11339

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

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.

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 111993

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

All this discussion about the Why the DOT awarded AA the slot over DL and DL forcing AA to start has been hashed out. At some point AA has to start the route in order for there to be competition in the Far East. How long is it acceptable for AA to sit on the authorities when another airline is sayin...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

The FAA has initiated new routes to avoid the ZDC airspace. Florida ATL, and CLT to the NE (NYC and BOS) has been rerouted to the ROD (Rosewood) VOR, just north of Dayton, OH to avoid ZDC. all arrivals into the NE airports that would have gone over DC have been rerouted north to ROD...so that area w...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

Potamac Tracon should be able to take arrivals that come in from the north but according the FAA OIS, ZDC (Washington DC Center) has put a stop on all new departures to all ZDC airports for the time being. ZDC starts just south of PHL and extends down the seaboard to NC/SC state line and as far west...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9951

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Just keep TXL open in a limited capacity....

Maybe 5-10 commercial slots an hour and unlimited non airline traffic. Like an LCY

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Go-Around Checklist ?
Replies: 55
Views: 2583

Re: Go-Around Checklist ?

What, a training flight with 250 people on board? You are incorrect on both other accounts. The Checklist Instructions section of the QRH most certainly does talk about using airmanship. The Maneuvers section of the FCOM tells you the various approach procedures and what modes to use. If you get &q...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Go-Around Checklist ?
Replies: 55
Views: 2583

Re: Go-Around Checklist ?

No checklist items for wipers, but the wipers do have airspeed limitations. So they need to be turned off.

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots talk to the ground crew via radio?
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Can pilots talk to the ground crew via radio?

RDU uses a Bluetooth headset...

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by Web500sjc
Tue May 16, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?

I can't comment on Canada specifically but for what it's worth the US regulations call for one pilot to utilize oxygen when the other pilot leaves the flight deck anytime the aircraft is above FL 250. Also, there is a requirement for one pilot to be on oxygen anytime the aircraft is above FL 410. U...

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by Web500sjc
Thu May 11, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase

PDX88, you looking for people to refer?



Those bonuses are massive, other airline bonuses are around 20-30k.

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by Web500sjc
Wed May 10, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config
Replies: 54
Views: 11633

Re: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config

28 delta one seats, but only 21 "mini-suites" wonder what is up with that?

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22192

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Just speculation.... Generally strollers are allowed up to the airplane and then they get checked. A) there was probably a disagreement about where the stroller could go after that. The lady assumed the stroller could go in the overhead, while the flight attendant/ gate agent insisted it could not. ...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Some ads hijacking iOS browser?
Replies: 25
Views: 8275

Re: Some ads hijacking iOS browser?

I get it every time I go into the civil aviation forum...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help with non-pressurized aircraft ECS
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Help with non-pressurized aircraft ECS

Look at a Cessna 172 or Air conditioned GA aircraft for the EVS for a non pressurized aircraft. No need to reinvent the wheel.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?
Replies: 18
Views: 4625

Re: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?

B29, A6 and A7 are 3 a380 capable gates in terminal 4. A6 has three jetways, one connecting from the upper lounge level(level 4), and B29 has 2 jetways, one which swings from the lower level (level 2) of the passenger boarding ramp to the upper level of the passenger boarding ramp (level3) in order ...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 9039

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

SNA and LGB are slot restricted by the local airport athourity for noise issues. LGA, JFK, and DCA are slot restricted by the FAA due to capacity issues. I don't know too much about LGB, but are you sure SNA is slot-restricted just because of noise abatement? I'm not too sure about that. Yes SNA ha...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 9039

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

SNA and LGB are slot restricted by the local airport athourity for noise issues.

LGA, JFK, and DCA are slot restricted by the FAA due to capacity issues.

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by Web500sjc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines at LAX
Replies: 16
Views: 3366

Re: Delta Air Lines at LAX

And DL will be making the new DCA service "Transcontinental" the same as LAX/SFO-JFK (and also SFO-BOS as a new addition). Basically flat bed delta one service and free meals in coach. http://news.delta.com/flights-between-dca-lax-bos-sfo-operate-transcon-routes-include-delta-one-cabin-enh...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9728

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

Someone who is knowledgeable explain to me why they can all fly RNAVs SIDs at Atlanta but not at LGA. Admittedly I don't know on board equipment well enough but I'd love to know. There isn't enough memory in the airplane to hold both LGA, ATL, and all the other airports rang procedures. Delta could...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddly painted a330 at Jfk
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Oddly painted a330 at Jfk

petertenthije wrote:
Sounds like A7-HHM from the Qatar Amiri flight.

That's it....

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by Web500sjc
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddly painted a330 at Jfk
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Oddly painted a330 at Jfk

I was hoping I could get someone help identifying an oddly painted aircraft I saw taxing JFK at about 5 pm on February 26th. It was an a330 with GE Engines, and it had a white fuselage with a grey band around the forward barrel of the fuselage in front of the engines, no visible name. I know it's va...

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