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by exFWAOONW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 5647

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

For all of you defending Spirit: Remember this position you advocate for the next time there is a crying baby near you and the mother won't do anything to quiet the child, because she might have to unbuckle someone. Enjoy your flight. In these situations no-one "wins". Spirit gets bad publ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 296
Views: 26977

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

DL has traditionally been the strongest legacy at FWA, dating back even before deregulation. This may explain why DL can charge a premium for a flight that adds 2 hours compared to UA's option. With all due respect FWAERJ, on the surface I would have to disagree..I lived there in the 70's and into ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 296
Views: 26977

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

FWA could handle a L-1011...it did back in the ATA days for trips to LAS. It was hilarious at baggage claim... More often it was a DC10. I parked a few on gate 6 when there were only 2 jetways. :old: AA was working one of those Lost Wages charters and instead of bulk-loading, LAS put all the bags i...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 35419

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Still waiting for someone to suggest using the "windmilling" electric fans to generate/repower the storage unit during descent phase of flight. (ala dynamic braking in railroad locomotives) Still weight (as in energy density) to provide power throughout the flight will be the main obstacle...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?
Replies: 19
Views: 5616

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?

yup, going green cost too much green. Now if only everyone else would figure that out. Or find a better way.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often are airlines operating flights with small load factors?
Replies: 34
Views: 7059

Re: Small Load Factor

One trip back in the 70s rode a UA DC10 CLE-TPA with about 30 on board. After rotation, you couldn't lift your head off the seat until the pilot finally leveled off. The return flight was almost as much fun.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 21550

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Who says they have to do a quick turn at every stop?

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure
Replies: 14
Views: 2782

Re: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure

It is possible to lower the aft stairway from the inside. The flight crew probably would not know how.... I cannot imagine a flight crew not knowing how to operate a piece of their aircraft. A new ramp agent, on the other hand, I could see lack of familiarity training being an issue, requiring an i...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Another benefit of the DC9 is it is relatively safer to do a single-engine turn when in a pinch than your typical wing-mounted engine A/C. ie APU MEL'd and GPU not available. It happens more often in out (spoke) stations where the aircraft won't spend a lot of time and company maintenance forces are...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure
Replies: 14
Views: 2782

Re: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure

It is possible to lower the aft stairway from the inside. The flight crew probably would not know how.... I cannot imagine a flight crew not knowing how to operate a piece of their aircraft. A new ramp agent, on the other hand, I could see lack of familiarity training being an issue, requiring an i...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 3615

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

Again, it will come down to costs. A weigh-in-motion scale could be built into a taxiway easily enough. But who would pay for it? The chances of an overload are so small, it wouldn't be justified. Most commercial jets have a lot of excess capacity baked into the MTOW to prevent this sort of thing. I...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3561

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

Remember the Sonic Cruiser? It was a Boeing concept that would fly at higher mach, shortening ocean crossings. No-one bit on it, so the manufacturers went back to offer slower and more fuel-efficient planes.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9447

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

I am looking forward to further adoption nation-wide. It infuriates me how we have given up our rights just for the illusion of security.
(it lets the terrorists win without having to do anything else to us)

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

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

Ask KIK how well that worked out for them.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 30
Views: 4016

Re: The Future of ORD

Why not start from scratch on the West side. It can be built without major impacts and demolish the old terminals after everyone moves. Never Happen. Too much infrastructure in-place that cannot be easily replicated. The only expansion that makes sense is to follow the inter-terminal tramway.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 65794

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

If they are really going to try to grow the Pacific, they need to do it with A350s. Trying to build out marginal Pacific routes with 777-200ERs is going to be a profit bloodbath when all of the stateside competition is doing the same thing with 787-9s at 25% lower trip cost. ...and paying $X,000,00...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 60223

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

[In your view, how many staffed passport control lanes are appropriate for a single TATL widebody? However many it takes to get the people through the line in 30 minutes or less. Lets pretend BA launched IND-LHR and used the 788. A full flight coming in from London would have 214 people on it. If y...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3467

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

As I recall both NW and PA didn't care for the DC8 and bought 707s in larger numbers.
UA and the caravelle. Nice ride, but no room for baggage, let alone freight to help pay the bills.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 30316

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

Is IAH open or forecast to close? That would be a good reason to cancel, especially if alternates were also affected.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3072

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

Containers work fine in a hub and spoke operation, as long as there is infrastructure to handle them properly. The luggage handling systems in places like FRA are automated, and that specific one handles over 20000 pieces per hour. Bag is unloaded. Bag goes on a belt and is automatically routed to ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3072

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

Ty Every ramper carries a barcode scanner and scans every bag-tag of every bag as they place it in the container? How inefficient. Especially if they have to take time to re-orient the tag for scanning. If they don't have those scanners, then all your benefits don't exist. Also containers don't work...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5758

Re: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK

Ehhhh, it'll buff right out.....

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Delta look like in 3 years?
Replies: 24
Views: 2857

Re: What will Delta look like in 3 years?

I think DL has a big fish to fry at LGA. Everywhere else will be on autopilot, more or less.

The airline/hotel combo didn't do so hot, ask UA/Westin.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 50
Views: 8793

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

The short answer to the original question, is no. The DC-3 set the precedent of Douglas A/C being (slightly) over-built and therefore last longer in service. The A320 did not have this in mind during design. They wanted a light, lower-cost people mover. It does that very well, as sales attest. I als...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 147
Views: 19838

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

flyguy89 wrote:
Southwest is neither a ULCC nor has it even been an LCC for a while now with average fares and RASM on par with "legacy" carriers.
You might want to compare CASM now vs 20 years ago and see who moved closer to whom.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO pic: is this L1011 landing or departing? Follow-up
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: Old SFO pic: is this L1011 landing or departing? Follow-up

The eponymous thread is locked, but I have a follow-up question: The L-1011 was designed as a military transport and to touch down with almost no flare. In the pix of the L-1011 touching down at SFO, why is the nose gear so high above the runway? Why so much flare? Perhaps this thread belongs in Te...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14542

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

So, do the pax have to clear Immigration after arriving in Canada from Brussels? Is it one of their stations so the crew would be familiar with Ottowa's have a facilities and that it has a quarantine area for "pax in transit" so the pax could legally get off the plane? Not trying to defend...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 60223

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I wonder how crazy the airport idea really is. The 2,200 acres is more than 3 times the size of MDW and slightly bigger than MKE. If any city were to propose a 2nd airport, would there be a better location? This spot is pretty wide open. Not much development around it yet. It is also on the exact o...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7174

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Maybe 2707? . It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it. Didn't they do an experiment in Oklahoma City with sonic booms and determined that it just wasn't feasible to fl...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7174

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

cvgComair wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Why not 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, etc?

I like the base 16! :-)

Somehow, I don't think they will stop at F.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7174

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Tan Flyr wrote:
Maybe 2707?

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It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4760

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

..... Besides the fact that the handler could have really hurt himself, the pet in the carrier could have also been badly hurt. My guess is the handler thought the carrier and pet weren't that heavy and thought he could get the carrier loaded without putting a loader bag in place. Having been in si...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9372

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

You don't want your hub in the geographic center of the US. You want it closer to Ohio. The reason is so you can run trucks from your hub to the close (8hr drive) cities and still make it overnight. Like William suggested above, you can also run trucks (or a plane) city to city if you have enough fr...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 33615

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? . In case you missed last 100-200 posts of this thread or any other airline PR threads, CoC has supremacy over Constitution of United States, Citizens Bill of Rights and certain portions of Declaration of Independence. In case you m...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 33615

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? It is a separate transaction having nothing to do with the ticket that is covered, other than you cannot have one without the other. Well, you could, but it would be nearly worthless. Second an aisle has MORE legroom than a middle or...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 29700

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Wow, one person out of thousands, and listen to all the hand wringing (make it illegal, electrify the fence, etc). Life is not guaranteed, you cannot make it risk free. In fact, life without risk, isn't life. You just have to manage the risk.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible US military use of 777 and 787
Replies: 30
Views: 3439

Re: Possible US military use of 777 and 787

#23'Thepointblank"
Throwing away a unique capability (A10) without anything to replace it is very short-sighted idea, similar to the same quarterly results driven Wall-Street idiocy. I pity the ground troops of the future without close air ground support.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: MAC flights and the C-9's

tcfc424 wrote:
Throughout history, ...
I know we've had many threads about the long life of DC9s, but isn't that a bit of an exaggeration.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 16561

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Some of the opinions expressed in this thread are deplorable. Mama troll must be so happy. :tombstone:

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14925

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Sounds like everything worked out as it should have, everyone walked away alive. Can we wait for the facts of the situation to be established before going into diarrhea mode?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 18448

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

.....With the 737 MAX10, what would be the effect on the main undercarriage of physically reversing under power, then applying the brakes. Would the plane pivot up on the undercarriage? At NWA, pilots were trained to put their feet on the floor (away from the brakes) before starting a power-back ma...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 26409

Re: The Mighty 757

I always called it a jump jet. Watching it rotate on take-off, it seemed to jump about 15' into the air before climbing away, compared to other a/c that slowly lifted off the runway.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports
Replies: 34
Views: 4635

Re: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports

It would let the market-place determine what is the right amount and more importantly, let users pay for the privilege of flying.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says

I sincerely doubt this, considering I know two black WN employees at STL who love WN and their job. Firstly this is a mere 2 out of many more black employees. Secondly this is what they mi8ght tell you. I don't know whether these complaints are valid or not but I do know that a mere sample of 2 is ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747 question.
Replies: 46
Views: 7996

Re: Northwest 747 question.

I seem to recall being at MSP in the winter changing planes in the late 80s or early 90s and saw a 747 flight to PHX. I could be wrong. Phoenix was a popular destination for domestic training/break-in runs. The 747-400 was scheduled DTW-PHX to get crews familiarized before scheduling them on intern...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety of wing walkers
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Safety of wing walkers

Which way was the wind blowing? A wing walker should stay at the end of the wing so he/she can observe and predict potential conflicts with stationary objects. If they are close enough for the vest to feel the vortex of the engine inlets, they are out of position.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 28, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come Air France doesn't have a French Flag on its livery
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: How come Air France doesn't have a French Flag on its livery

Why do you think they need a French flag?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Airbus update the cockpit of the A320neo and A330neo?
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Re: Why didn't Airbus update the cockpit of the A320neo and A330neo?

As is often the case, follow the money. How much would it cost Airbus to re-design the flight deck and software vs. how much are the airlines willing to pay for that aircraft. You figure that out (I'm willing to bet Airbus had a whole team to calculate this) and you will have your answer.

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