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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33940

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

According to RIZJETS.NET D-AFIA has been written off. So unfortunately it is now a pile of spare parts. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17252

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

In my days in the late 1960s 6000 hours on the wing was a long time. Hot section checks were even less. The original 747-100 came with the UNDERPOWERED JT9D-3A power plant which was subject to compressor seals and flameouts. When Boeing flew the 747 to the Paris Airshow they were afraid if it would ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW Heading to VCV
Replies: 37
Views: 6975

Re: N772SW Heading to VCV

Any and all repairs whether permeant or temporary will be completely documented in writing and what was damaged and how in was repaired per the 737 maintenance manual. Photographs will be taken before any work is done, any work in progress that will be covered up along with the completed repairs. An...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3491

Re: Shape of fuselage

The Douglas,DC-1 and the later DC-3 had round fuselages long before aircraft were pressurized. The round fuselage is more aerodynamic and and is structurally better than square ones which can be subject to failure due to the sharp corners. I remember the Comet and it's square windows which cracked a...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue May 29, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8262

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Quite possibly the merger between Republic Airlines and Hughes AirWest Airline was one of the dumber of any airline mergers. In 1980 Republic Airlines paid Hughes Tool Company about 35 Million Dollars to acquire Hughes AirWest Airlines. Along with the airline about a 805 Million Dollar Debt was incl...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 25, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16269

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Delta flew the 747-451s they inherited from Northwest which did not have the fuel inerting AD completed which was milked out until the end of the year 2018. Another reason was the fact that the 747 is a four engine aircraft and four engine aircraft no are no longer needed unless you are the POTUS. A...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed May 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6506

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

I know it is nonsense to suggest and old plane, but I can dream.[/quote]

Maybe a DC-3 Dakota would do just fine. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9520

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Put him in jail and throw away the key.. Then let him out with the general population and the other inmates will take care of him......... :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue May 15, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23306

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Hopefully the A321 vertical stabilizer can simply be replaced. The vertical stab mounting will need extensive inspection for cracks and other damage. The left horizontal stabilizer will also need extensive inspection along with necessary repairs or replacement. The A330 wing tip will also need major...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations
Replies: 29
Views: 8600

Re: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations

Delta has N102DN through N122DN reserved with The FAA according to their website. N123DN and up haven some listed as on HOLD without naming who. N101DN is already taken by a single engine aircraft. I can't find other suffixes including NW reserved by Delta. Some are already taken while others appear...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat May 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7435

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

Except for a few tour operators, a Cessna 170 would be sufficient to fly into North Korea. Sarcasm intended. North Korea needs to open it's airspace to airline overflights over North Korea before any international flights will be taken seriously by any airline or foreign counties with the possible e...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117734

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Yes the aircraft most likely will be repaired and returned to service with a new N Number or registration number just like theSouthwest 737 that overran the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport killing a child in a car the aircraft hit. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13825

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

I should have put in my previous comment the following. I would not be surprised if most of the interior was removed from V8-ALI and used on the new 747-8i, V8-BKH. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13825

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

V8-ALI was replaced with a 747-8i on September 27, 2016.. Registration number V8-BKH. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117734

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

It was on the news a couple hours ago that the last time the failed engine was overhauled was in 2012. That means the engine could of been back on the wing of an aircraft for somewhere between five and six years. I do not know when the engine was manufactured and how many parts were only "recon...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400M Combi question/NWA
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: 747-400M Combi question/NWA

Northwest Airlines had no interest in a 747-400M Combi aircraft. They flew only passenger or freighter aircraft. Northwest Airlines was basically the only major airline that flew a separate freighter fleet in the United States. American did it for awhile with there 747-123s which were converted from...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: QF's globe spanning plans could change alliance, plans A380's on all Australian services
Replies: 6
Views: 4894

Re: Tim Clark: QF's globe spanning plans could change alliance, plans A380's on all Australian services

Qantas is switching its stop in DBX to Singapore. Will Qantas be able to drop off or pick up passengers in Singapore? I question that option but I am curious if it will be possible possibly as interline arrangement with Singapore Airlines. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

In response to msp747 question above and some of Lightsaber comments. Lightsaber stated that Hawaiian Dc-9-51 N669HA had 95,132 cycles on it when it was retired in December, 2001. Just an added note Hawaiian had two DC-9-51 aircraft at different times with that same registration. At that time when I...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Saudia MD-11F was ferried from JED to MHV
Replies: 35
Views: 7784

Re: Former Saudia MD-11F was ferried from JED to MHV

Noticed that Saudi HZ-ANC must have been an aircraft converted to a freighter. It has its passenger doors. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

Responding to RyanairGuru........"The 717s are good for another 10+ years and I expect HA will fly them until the wings fall off."[/quote] Hawaiian Air 717s have a lot of cycles and are exposed to good amount of salt water air. Which may expedite corrosion on them. I question whether they ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3208

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

I was an IAM officer and was the ONLY one who took care of the members first. The union leadership's main interest is what is there for ME. One thing I did not like about a union was that the union had to protect members who needed to be fired as they did not do any work. The only good thing about a...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 7274

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

I have said this before. Delta will buy whatever aircraft that will give Delta the biggest bang for the buck whether it is new or used. Delta shops the world for the aircraft it purchases and flies. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 86
Views: 16752

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Luthansa WILL finish the restoration of this aircraft. It is just that they did NOT plan that it would take as long as it is taking to complete. LH Technik most likely has decided that finishing this restoration would better to do in Germany where they have better control of it's completion rather t...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 86
Views: 16752

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

There is also the fact that its Wright R-3350 Turbo Compound engines are arguably the most complex piston engines ever installed on an airliner and were a bit of a maintenance headache even for the experienced and skilled engineers of the piston era. How does the spare parts market look for these e...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on FX's MD 10/DC 10 fleet plan
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Re: FedEx DC-10 Retirements

N358FE was converted to a MD-10-10 when FedEx had it converted to freighter after it was bought from United Airlines. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4107

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

Is the contract print 4 point type. If the pet owner does not want the added coverage, the customer should be required to sign the shipping contract or bill of lading rejecting the additional coverage. If the coverage is wanted the customer should need to sign stating that the additional coverage is...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10494

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

PanAm had an interchange route with Northwest Airlines that Northwest flew a PanAm 707 between MSP and DTW and back while PanAm flew it onto LHR and back to DTW.. The aircraft would stay at MSP until it was needed to fly again to fly to LHR. Some of Northwest's 747 would also interchange onto LHR an...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is CS-TFW?
Replies: 15
Views: 2840

Re: Where is CS-TFW?

If you look at the photo, the number 3 engine appears not to have a cover on the nacelle and may appear to be missing something. Possibly the cowl. It is only a guess. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 19
Views: 6518

Re: United 747 on the move

United_fan wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Doesn't Maxton mean.....THE END ?

Yes,the runway is too short to leave.

The runway is 4200 feet long and 75 feet wide. It is a general aircraft airport owned by the city of Manila, Arkansa.
Kiss that aircraft goodby. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 22712

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Well Delta has retired all their 747-451s. Fifteen to the DESERT and ONE to their museum and that ONLY due to the fact it was the first 747-400 built by Boeing. It wears the currently last Delta livery and will until it fades into oblivion. Delta also kept a DC-9-50 and used one that originally flew...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 46
Views: 58579

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Humn, on a serious note now that I am looking at it... Does it even look like the nose hit the ground? Or is the plane resting on the engines which took the biggest hit? If you look close daylight can be seen under the forward fuselage. So either the engines took the hit or they have started raisin...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 23751

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

How are the 77Ws aging? Are they aging gracefully or are they maintenance hogs? The 767 has a number of operators using 20-30 year old frames. What is the fuel economy penalty as a percentage as compared to a new one at 20-30 years old? 15-25%? Everything I've read have the 77W aging well. The is t...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 4008

Re: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?

Sun Country is a small airline that cannot even be compared with Southwest other than that they both fly only 737s. Sun Country is totally at the mercy the three mainline airlines and creditors. If Sun Country gets too aggressive they will be put down just like Northwest did with Vanguard Airlines. ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23443

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Southwest is like Donald Nyrop at Northwest Airlines. Southwest will keep flying the 737 until there are NONE available.
Donal Nyrop would only buy aircraft that could powered by Pratt & Whitney engines even thought better engines were available especially on the 747 and 757. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7883

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

Placing a tariff on the import of steel and aluminum will just encourage the use of our own limited supplies of our natural resources. Later we can be held hostage by foreign counties the we would need to begin importing metal due to the low supply of our own. Minnesota supplied the war effort in WW...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why isn't the Trent 1000 an option on the B748?
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Why isn't the Trent 1000 an option on the B748?

It's also by no means a hard-and-fast rule that multiple engines could be provided for a given type - beyond any contractual exclusivity arrangements, as VirginFlyer notes there can be major differences in architecture between types that make certain engines unsuitable, and even if they are suitabl...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96694

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I don't know why this is so funny to me...... :rotfl: To be fair, it is closer if it is from a “red” state like right to work South Carolina. Resist! :? If this was meant to be funny or sarcastic it went right over my head,.......And I state this as a news junkie. Please explain. A RED state usuall...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24844

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Delta flys aircraft whether purchased new or used until they become uneconomical to operate due to higher maintenance costs and the availability of of parts at a price Delta is willing to pay. Delta will continue to buy used aircraft at the right price whether it is for parts or to use in revenue se...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24844

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Just my opinion. Delta has little or no interest in the Boeing 787. They cancelled their orders that they picked up due to their merger with Northwest Airlines. Delta took extra 737s. Delta had sufficient aircraft so the 787 did not fit into their needs. Now their is a need developing and and will r...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 19
Views: 6518

Re: United 747 on the move

N105UA was one of two 747-451s that Northwest Airlines did not take delivery of. The other one N106UA was sold a long time ago.This one is in storage somewhere in Saudi Arabia. Most likely the first to go to the scrappers as it is a non stand UAL Aircraft. Others may follow. Neither UAL or Delta hav...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4540

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

727s were tail heavy for power backs. Once tried it with a maintenance 727 and lifted the nose wheel. You could do it if you were very careful. But with no passengers especially up front it was kind of touch and go. You only used the number one and three power plants. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3568

Re: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?

It was most likely reregistered as Singapore Airlines did not want to give up that registration number. So upon going back to the leasing company it was reregistered. Doubt it will be scraped right away. The leasing company is considering their options with aircraft. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia plans new "Concorde"
Replies: 31
Views: 6792

Re: Russia plans new "Concorde"

The Russians cannot currently even build viable commercial aircraft in any quantities that can sell outside their country. How successful will this aircraft be, especially as it most likely will be a fuel guzzling noisy converted bomber. The only aircraft I know of that was originally built for poss...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 37094

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Boeing has been milking the 737 far too long that the Chinese will have a viable replacement for the 737 and 757 which will dominate most of Asia. Sarcasm intended. Boeing has been asleep at the switch so long that Boeing is is jeopardizing their future. Boeing has been on life support thinking that...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 "flaps issue", lands 60 knots faster than normal at OAK
Replies: 15
Views: 6592

Re: Hawaiian A330 "flaps issue", lands 60 knots faster than normal at OAK

I wonder if Delta will be called in to repair the aircraft? Delta does Hawaiian's heavy maintenance in the continental US. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 36744

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

This aircraft has already been written off according to RZJETS.NET. It will become the property of the insurance company and it will decide what if anything can be salvaged and be made airworthy. This aircraft made it's last flight. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 11117

Re: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft

Bombardier's CS series 100 and the following are now owned by Airbus and being integrated into Airbus series of aircraft. Some will be final assembled in Mobile, Alabama. This should solve any tax problems. Both Boeing and Airbus use large fuselage and and wing assemblies that are built outside of t...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 10017

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

It is NOT that expensive to paint the red strip blue. You can mask off the area around with tape and paper from a roll and simply after wipping the red with acetone roll a coat of the correct blue paint. Then the aircraft is ready for the ferry flight to the desert. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11137

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

I do find it a bit ironic that the airline who shunned the 747 is making such a big deal about its retirement. Now had they done this for the L1011 it would make more sense. Every other airline that didn't have a very large international route network either got rid of their 747's or never ordered ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever operate an Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 4942

Re: Will WN ever operate an Airbus aircraft?

Northwest Airlines basically started operating the Airbus A320 as Boeing basically gave Northwest the finger when they showed an interest in the 737 in the late 1980s. :old:

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