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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 75
Views: 13684

Re: Dynamic exists BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

If you think that is ironic, try this. Even though AA has spent big bucks to have its name on the walls of Wrigley Field, between home plate and the dugouts, as well as a new club area behind the plate, the Cubs still fly United charters. Cubs management, as well as AA management, have been mum as ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the applicatio...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 7871

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Is it a write-off? :duck: Why don't we wait for the full inspection of the airframe instead of wildly speculating. :lol: It's probably just superficial smoke damage. But it's hard to tell from the photo whether there was any damage to the avionics bay. That's what will really determine the fate of ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9185

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Keep in mind also that WN is basically maxed out at DAL, so if they want to add, they have to take away something else. In this case, that something else was MKE.

If someone had space at DFW, they might be able to make it work.

That said, I’m skeptical about the viability of this plan.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8452

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

To all quoting E-Jets: There's a reason why Embraer decided to drop the "ERJ" label for the E-Jets family :) The irony is that the 145's type certificate is EMB-145, it was then renamed/marketed as the ERJ; but the 170/190s are officially certified as ERJs and now aren't marketed as such.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8609

Re: What airliner is this?

Just out of curiosity...why are Dutch police interested in an Avianca (if correct) narrowbody?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 116
Views: 13474

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The problem with “Will airline X ever order aircraft type Y” type threads is that they are basically phrased as questions with yes/no answers that require some semblance of future-prediction capability. While there may or may not have been a specific KLM-Airbus narrowbody thread, there have been doz...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR?
Replies: 27
Views: 5870

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

I predict an image of a plane with a fly on it very shortly in this thread.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14432

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

https://twitter.com/AusAviation/status/1004207288184270848 So they'd need to sell about 35 extra seats to make the fuel burn pay difference off. I'd prefer to be filling a Q400 all the year than filling a CS300 just in high season. Riga has a population of 1million and Latvia has a population of 2....

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

I've actually wondered something similar (I think) to what the OP is asking. A couple of the major downsides to built-in IFE are the cost/complexity/weight of wiring, and the fact that in many cases, it requires a giant box under the seat that serves as the IFE brain for that row, which significantl...

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by hOMSaR
Tue May 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 9786

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

Why buy a smaller aircraft carrying less cargo for the next 25 years, in a market that grows 4-5% per year? Because it's a Boeing? It just doesn't make sense at all. Or maybe because the cost savings associated with a simpler fleet and a lower trip cost exceed the revenue they expect to lose from l...

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by hOMSaR
Tue May 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 9786

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

What’s this talk about A350-1000s replacing the 777-300ER at AA? It’ll probably be the mid-2030s by the time they’re due for replacement. I’d really be surprised if those planes are still even in production by the time the replacement cycle is due. AA isn’t SQ or EK. They’re not retiring planes afte...

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by hOMSaR
Sat May 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31140

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

I doubt it’s United for two reasons: 1) The post says it will be revealed on Monday, and Monday is a holiday in the US. I sincerely doubt they’d be making any major announcements on a holiday. 2) While I cant guarantee that it’s impossible, I would say it’s highly unlikely that the new brand would b...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10413

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

FlyHappy wrote:
The Captain weighs this information. "Is there any sign of a life-threatening condition?"
"Not that I can tell"


Captain: "You can tell me, I'm the captain."

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8271

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

Bongodog1964 wrote:
No frame less than 24 years old


Minor correction (or typo?), but the youngest 727 would be 34 years old, not 24.

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8271

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

Pretty sure any program development costs would not be offset by potential (if any) customer interest. Most - if not all - airlines who currently operate 727 aircraft do it because the frames are cheap to buy, not because they need any specific performance only the 727 offers. Any further re-engini...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

UA is well into a refurbishment program on these craft. No retirements currently planned... Need to get replacements in place first... which is also being attended too at this time. Including the sidewalls? I agree with the others here. United seems to do 90 percent of the job on refurb. Not sure w...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16255

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

Regarding to the 747 retirement. Delta was planning to park the final 747s this year, as they had some 747s with the nitroglycerin tank modification. . Don't you mean Nitrogen? Nitroglycerin wouldn't make for a safe plane ride. The nitroglycerin mod is what Hollywood does to make airplane explosion...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14195

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

Where is PBC? Why is it so hard for people to write the city names in this forum? I suggest you send a message to one of the site administrators. This site USED to have a great feature where you moved your mouse over the 3 letter airport code and the name of the airport / city would pop up. Somewhe...

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7607

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

And how large were those PAN AM seats compared to the current standard?? I wouldn't be surprised if those PAN AM seats are more equal to the current J seats than the current Y seats. Doubtful. They’re probably similar, in seat pitch, to Y+, or maybe a few inches more. Today’s J seats are largely li...

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7607

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

$298 is $2500 today accounting for inflation Could be. And how large were those PAN AM seats compared to the current standard?? I wouldn't be surprised if those PAN AM seats are more equal to the current J seats than the current Y seats. Doubtful. They’re probably similar, in seat pitch, to Y+, or ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue May 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7607

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

I'm not convinced by the arguments put forth. Leg room in Y is shrinking, price is not (YoY). Besides, if shrinking seats equals "competitiveness", why are trains in e.g. Europe not cramming more seats in their carriages?? (Maybe my confusion stems from the fact I'm originally from Europe...

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by hOMSaR
Sun May 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4634

Re: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO

Plane seems fairly empty on the return. Odd that they did that. I would think that’s pretty standard for large events/conventions. People go there before the event, and leave after. The alternative to having the plane be empty on the reverse flight is to park it there for a few days, and that gets ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26619

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

What does the cost of a one-way flight from IAH to DEN with baggage, boarding groups, etc., have to do with flying 2000 miles over water on a twin-engined plane powered by CFM56s?

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by hOMSaR
Sun May 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23284

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... KyygyiMkPg


Reminds me of the scene in the movie Airplane! where their wing knocks over a radio station antenna.
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stylo777 wrote:


Reminds me of the scene in the movie Airplane! where their wing knocks over a radio station antenna.

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13562

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Since Southwest is a low-cost carrier, they don’t pay the air construction fees that the others do, so they’re relegated to the backroads of the air traffic network, with more potholes and such. Their higher fleet usage also means they don’t have time to inflate the wings as much, which can result i...

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by hOMSaR
Sun May 06, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4454

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

United might be risk averse right now. They don't have the support systems in place to send a big airplane like the B777-200A to a non hub city. In times past you could put a CF-6 on a truck and move it anywhere you needed it. The PW4077 is a much different "animal" you can put it on a tr...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 9764

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

If a system similar to the old one is to be used, then error doesn't actually matter. Sure all unrelated shorthands and short words would get highlighted with mouse tip for airport name or airlines name, but you know from context that those aren't airports so you can simply read on. There's only a ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 03, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Locked threads on southwest
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Locked threads on southwest

I was disappointed the thread in question was closed. It was a distinct thread and any comments on that subject will get lost in the main thread (which I stopped reading after about page 2). The topic was extensively discussed on pages 7-8 in the existing thread. The competing argument to distinct ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 9764

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

My :twocents: Keep it with the @ character. Let us opt-in. I probably won't even use it, but I would much rather the post not be automatically set to change every instant of an airport code. Imagine a programming thread about SQL and having every instant be changed in reference to San Carlos Airpor...

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by hOMSaR
Tue May 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26619

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

JackMeahoff wrote:
I just traveled ORD-LGA-ORD on an AA 737-800 and we cruised at 25,000 feet both ways. Anyways...




Your point being?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26619

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

You’re missing an important point If you have a decompression at any point on your route from JFK to LAX there are numerous airports to choose from where you can land almost immediately ETOPS planning demands that not only should you be able to lose an engine at any point during the flight and be a...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26619

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I will never book a Hawaii flight personally on an 320/321 or 737. Have heard stories about planes arriving on fumes after stronger than expected headwinds. Couple that with an engine issue. I think it’s a disaster in the making. Be careful of “stories” you’ve heard. Without a link to an actual inc...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 3749

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

I don't think anyone's fighting for service there, but Detroit City Airport last had airline service with ProAir back in the late 1990s. I flew on them a couple of times when visiting relatives in Detroit (15-20 minutes to their place vs. almost an hour).

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Engine Issues Question
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: 787 Engine Issues Question

Aircraft may move around the system, but if you have some kind of disruption that requires schedule adjustments and/or leasing in additional lift, it’s often easier to keep those adjustments confined to a certain route or set of routes rather than having them meander through the system.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4913

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

UA444 wrote:
TWA, Pan Am, Eastern, Southwest, Braniff, Skybus.


Skybus was never a major.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 767-400s
Replies: 23
Views: 3544

Re: Domestic 767-400s

gdg9 wrote:
I flew a CO 764 IAH-HNL and HNL-GUM in 2010 and 2011. I suppose both routes still operated by UA today but not 100% on that.


The routes are still operated, but not by 764s.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 767-400s
Replies: 23
Views: 3544

Re: Domestic 767-400s

UA flies IAH-EWR, IAH-IAD, and IAH-ORD on the 764. Those sections are flown with 763s https://www.unitedcargo.com/ShowFiles?filePath=/schedules/Widebody.pdf That schedule is incorrect. I’m pretty sure UA doesn’t fly any 764s to ORD, and recently consolidated their 764s to EWR because of the CO/UA c...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7826

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

One of the arguments for passengers wanting to connect in ANC is that lower fares can be had for connections vs non stops (why that would be attractive to a non-LCC to offer, I don’t know). But aren’t fares to Asia from the US/Canada generally in the toilet? A couple years ago I was able to get a Y ...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 21084

Re: 787 Scrapping

It would have originally gone to Northwest Airlines (nee Delta) I know I'm being really nit-picky here, but "nee Delta" is not a correct use of the term. "Nee" means formerly known as (often used to reference someone's maiden, or "birth" name). Northwest was not born o...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 10723

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

It's a good thing they decided to divert to IAD and not PHL.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 18
Views: 3498

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

Back when Midwest Airlines switched from all (domestic) first class seating to a combination of first and economy, they branded their F seats as signature service.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to Swap A330 with B737 on DUS-EWR
Replies: 18
Views: 5822

Re: Lufthansa to Swap A330 with B737 on DUS-EWR

With the TATL JV, I'm surprised the route wasn't transition to a UA 763 with a smaller a/c especially on the premium side. Does UA have 763s to spare? Considering that they're currently sending planes through cabin refurbs, plus needing to cover for 777s going through the same, they might not have ...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 11007

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

MrHMSH wrote:
When the customer is an A330 operator but not a 787 operator the picture may be different.


You mean like HA?

That order was literally Airbus’s to lose, and they lost it.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74335

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

AA pay penalties to Airbus: ITEM 1.02 TERMINATION OF MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT American and Airbus S.A.S. (Airbus) have entered into an agreement to terminate the parties’ Amended and Restated Airbus A350 XWB Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 2, 2007 (the Airbus A350 Purchase Agreement) a...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74335

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Exactly. The fleet streamlining has also the part of the maintenance. Concentrating the maintenance needs of the widebody fleet in only two aircraft types with a common rating between each other (787 and 777), instead of going for a third type without that commonality, at least in AA (A350XWB or A3...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11428

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

The CASM of the 788 is only better than 763 if you can sell the 15+% extra seats. Hate to be nit-picky, but CASM doesn't depend on selling the seats. CASM is cost per available seat-mile. The seat-mile is available whether someone buys a ticket for it or not. The overall financial return might be b...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8080

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

scbriml wrote:
Good idea.

There are lots of them just laying around waiting desperately for a new lease of life. Oh wait...



What’s that thing hanging underneath the front of the plane?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74335

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

So what is the offset-deal? Unless Boeing pays for the lost Airbus deposits, it would be crazy not to cut a deal with Airbus in which the A350 order is replaced with a sizeable narrowbody order for A32Xs. But they already have a ton of A320s on order, plus a bunch of 737s they deferred because they...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3152

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

They had 42 A319/320s on order before the merger Those orders were cancelled. Not prior to the merger. I'll admit I can't find the actual cancellation date, but articles from 2008 (two years before the merger) indicate that UA was already expecting to cancel the order, and had basically cancelled t...

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