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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

HAD Lion Air's 737 Max equipped with the Angle of Attack Indicators in the EHSI? The Pilots would have known in an instant what the problem was had the airplane HAD an Angle of Attack indication... also? Boeing "Flubbed the Dub" When the attached the MCAS to a single Lousy AOA vane where ...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

the B797 single Pilot? It's a "Pipe Dream" ! The Citation 2 SP was a concept but the MEL (Minimum Equipment List) would be SO restrictive on an airliner as to make in uneconomical to fly. That’s why it’s not going to happen. The article was totally bogus and incorrect. Imagine that. The B...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

Actually this isn’t really true and is yet another of the many misconceptions of MCAS all over the media. MCAS was added to meet S&C (Stability and Control) Certification requirements for Stall ID in a region when you are approaching a stall. It wasn’t designed for solely commonality or trainin...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

You might want to read this. https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2019/04/02/mit-expert-highlights-divergent-condition-caused-by-737-max-engine-placement/#44dec6c440aa The MCAS wasn't a mandatory fix, there were other fixes available. What it did do was make the 737 Max fly like the NG and other...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

Avgeek21 wrote:
The MAX 10 will not have MCAS installed. It was never needed and not designed to have it either. Nothing related to the MAX 8/9 issues. That comes from inside Boeing. Not sure about the MAX 7 as I will not fly that version.


What is your source on this please?

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2454

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

Why didn't Delta keep their 747-400s in service longer? Weren't they perfectly maintained most Pre-merger with Northwest? I know that United had to retire the 747s quickly because of less maintenance? But Delta could've keep them until the 2020s but why did Delta have to retire them in 2017 instead...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3133

Re: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?

Because Delta really could care less about Long Beach or any other production plant. That is an issue for the manufacturer. Delta only cares about what makes them the most return on an investment. They didn't think it made sense for them at the time so they didn't do it. And I would bet not one bea...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3133

Re: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?

Same answer as to all these kind of threads. Same reason DL stopped flying to HKG and FUK. Because they made a business decision to do that, or not do that. That’s why. Airlines like DL don’t make fleet decisions based on a love story. They make fleet decisions based on well thought out business dec...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

My answer came directly from the Boeing CSID (Crew Systems Inteface Document) Sorry if it does not fit your mental picture of how and why this system works. Inspite of the MCAS debacle, I respect the Boeing flight control team more that your sources which BTW, I have not bothered to read yet. Non P...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

This might surprise you. But private industry can be ahead of military technology when it comes to security. The reason is pretty straight forward. Stakeholders dont like it when their wealth is stolen. While the military is bogged down in govt malaise. No airline would like to have their aircraft ...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

Wow, I don't know where you came up with that idea? Don't intend to debate this topic anymore but while your premise is correct, it is needed. I'll let it go at that. I woould have expected much better from you. Actually this isn’t really true and is yet another of the many misconceptions of MCAS a...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Just because Boeing was not able to build an aircraft that could not troubleshoot a defect AoA sensor or relies on redundancy to circumvent this problem does not mean they are also unable in the future. Or so I hope... You mean like every other Boeing model built in the past 37 years build with red...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

2 pilots together could not keep the 737 MAX from flying itself into the ground..... TWICE. Hundreds of passengers killed. Is there any rational person alive who thinks that a commercial aircraft with a single pilot in the cockpit is even worthy of discussion? Get real people! I bet Boeing's PR peo...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

2 pilots together could not keep the 737 MAX from flying itself into the ground..... TWICE. Hundreds of passengers killed. Is there any rational person alive who thinks that a commercial aircraft with a single pilot in the cockpit is even worthy of discussion? Get real people! I bet Boeing's PR peo...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Pretty sure Boeing won't jump right into deploying it this way out of the gate on the pax 797. Especially if it's offered to airlines soon, given their, ahem, black eye over safety systems/training/deployment on the max. Guys, I’ve said three times now. I’m familiar with the 797 design. It’s a two-...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

3 reasons why this is a bad idea: 1. Silk Air 185 2. Germanwings 9525 3. EgyptAir 990 And just in case you dispute any of these: Royal Air Maroc 630. What if the second pilot who is no longer in the flight deck is the one who would have crashed the airplane? Then it’s a really good idea. Actually t...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?

lavalampluva wrote:
klm617 wrote:
I'm in stitches over here.

Of course you are.

:roll:


I think he means that part about KLM failing in the FUK market. I kind of found it amusing too. Not sure they guy who wrote it intended it to be funny, but it was.

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I’ll say it again. There are no current plans to design the NMA as a one-pilot airplane. It’s being designed for two-pilot operation.

Like others have stated. The necessary technology isn’t ready yet for this.

End of story.

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

ewt340 wrote:
Yeah no, did you see what happen to MAX? I won't trust Boeing to implement this technology these days.


That’s kind of a naive statement. You mean Boeing is incapable of implementing technology such as the 777X and other highly successful airplanes?

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

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ewt340 wrote:
Yeah no, did you see what happen to MAX? I won't trust Boeing to implement this technology these days.


Delete

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

On the 737 at my shop, any flight with the auto pilot deferred must be limited to 3.5 hours, or less. On a good WX day, at low traffic airports I'd probably be ok with it. Bad WX, going to a busy airport, or a multiple leg day, I'd lean towards refusing the airplane. IIRC, the Boeing MMEL states yo...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

Actually, none of the Max family needs it. It was added to allow pilots to have an easier transition from the Steam gauge and Classic as far as flight characteristics go. Wow, I don't know where you came up with that idea? Don't intend to debate this topic anymore but while your premise is correct,...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon May 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16460

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Not. A. Chance. May be not from Boeing. They are sometimes so old school. (Control yokes, no FBW, etc...) I'm quite sure, that in the next 20 years we'll have the "one pilot flght deck" with a second pilot on the ground. And most of the time the computer will fly the a/c. The pilot on the...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 90
Views: 20974

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

This is great if it’s true. Boeing needs some good news lately.

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?
Replies: 21
Views: 3655

Re: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?

With all due respect I’ve never understood the point of these threads. If Delta felt they could make money on it they would fly it. What more is there to say. Based on prices to China— which are often rock bottom—and the stage length of the flight, I’d ask the opposite question, why is there so muc...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11916

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

The service onboard DL's HKG-SEA-HKG was very good Frankly DL has a pretty poor fleet mix as far as range/capacity goes. They need a smaller widebody with more range than the A332 or 763 offer. They had some airplanes on order that fit that description, but unfortunately chose to cancel them. ;) Fo...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)
Replies: 12
Views: 5031

Re: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)

Yeah, a 1989 built A320 has never diverted for weather or mechanical (if it really was that, which is in question.) Only ever happens to airplane models rolled out before 1989. I think most of the aircraft the diverted that day would have been newer. If it had been an A320, they would have had part...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

McDonnell-Douglas has the best cockpit voice callouts imo. It tells you exactly what's going on rather than just a sound like on Boeing and Airbus. That’s not proven to be more effective. The EICAS system on Boeing give you two stimuli, visual and aural, for cautions and warnings. Directs you to lo...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11916

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

N809FR wrote:
Frankly DL has a pretty poor fleet mix as far as range/capacity goes. They need a smaller widebody with more range than the A332 or 763 offer.


They had some airplanes on order that fit that description, but unfortunately chose to cancel them. ;)

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

It ridiculous to think LF would operate a off the wall route like that, besides they have more fish to fry in California first. Hey, if someone wants to waste money and give it to Contour to fly a dumb route, more power to LF. I think UA flying SFO-EAT on weekends with a CR2 might be a more intelli...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)
Replies: 12
Views: 5031

Re: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)

1989worstyear wrote:
Typical 767...


Yeah, a 1989 built A320 has never diverted for weather or mechanical (if it really was that, which is in question.)

Only ever happens to airplane models rolled out before 1989.

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 165
Views: 24740

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Just as funny a rumor: I have a friend at DL that told me B6 agreed to a merger in a back room at DL terminal 4. Must be true. Can we stop this silly rehash of what 30+ topics over the years on this. GET SOME NEW TOPICS ALREADY. Hey, be happy we seem to have slowed down on the endless topics about ...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 165
Views: 24740

Re: AS trying to get B6

rbavfan wrote:
phxa340 wrote:
Unless there is a documented source - mods should delete this. Because it is BS.


Love the play on codes at the end.


Took me a minute to get it. The new airline will be either BS or A6.

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 165
Views: 24740

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Just as funny a rumor: I have a friend at DL that told me B6 agreed to a merger in a back room at DL terminal 4. Must be true. Can we stop this silly rehash of what 30+ topics over the years on this. GET SOME NEW TOPICS ALREADY. Hey, be happy we seem to have slowed down on the endless topics about ...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3293

Re: Engine failure question

Most flight Tris and Quad oceanic/remote flight plans are built around the loss of two engines, not just one. More than once I have seen UAL 747's going from NRT to SFO and continuing on after the loss of one engine. Mind you, this was not a fire but either cautionary shutdown of other type of flam...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT. Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11916

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is a domestic airline that happens to have flights left over from when they actually cared about international flying. It is a shame but I doubt we see Delta do any international expansion in the near term. Right, because DL has such a tiny international network to show how little they care. ...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11916

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is a domestic airline that happens to have flights left over from when they actually cared about international flying. It is a shame but I doubt we see Delta do any international expansion in the near term. Right, because DL has such a tiny international network to show how little they care. ...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 2974

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

How do pilots physically handle the throttles in an assumed temperature takeoff? In flight sim I will push the throttle levers to around 40% N1, let the engines stabilize, then hit the toga button and push the throttle levers all the way forward. In the PMDG 737 it will select the proper N1 setting...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11916

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

“We welcome Cathay Pacific to the Seattle market and hope they lose just as much money flying to Hong Kong as we did.” -Delta last fall shortly after they canceled the route and CX picked it up. The problems for DL in SEA-HKG were myriad: no onward connections, inefficient airplanes for the route (...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Isn’t UA going to start SFO-EAT soon? I do agree the area is a bit underrated in terms of tourism potential. You have everything from Leavenworth to Lake Chelan to the Methow Valley to the Osoyoos B.C. wine region within a few hours.

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3293

Re: Engine failure question

I know that by FAA and many other administrations, they would definitely say a plane with a failed engine would need to land regardless of how much fuel is left in the tank, and regardless of if repairing there is easy. Flight beyond the nearest suitable airport is permitted by the FAA and most oth...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3293

Re: Engine failure question

Now that's something I never thought I'd see. An airliner with fuel system more convoluted than the A330s. :D "The fuel system in the A330 was obviously designed by a lunatic" - Technical school instructor. If this stuff turns you on, you can click on the image to see the complete schemat...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3293

Re: Engine failure question

The BA incident has been discussed in nausea on this board during the past 15 years. While I make no judgments, I can tell you that the 747 CPTs in the US airlines wouldn't have continued the route had an engine failed shortly after starting the leg. In fact the Captains I was flying with at the ti...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 743
Views: 121997

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I think I read that DL only got 5 of their 6 requests. What was #6? They got SEA, PDX, DTW, ATL, and HNL. They already do MSP and LAX. I don’t see what is missing. They didn’t request SLC so it’s not that. If DL were to start SLC-Asia, my personal opinion is that KE 787 to ICN is the best choice.

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 40
Views: 3838

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

Just a couple years ago people said PDX-MCO wouldn’t work. PDX-South Florida averages ~160 PDEW (weaker in Q3). PDX-MIA/FLL is a perfect example of a route where a nonstop can boost traffic by ~40%. SkyScanner shows the shortest duration one-stops are 7.5-8+ hour travel time but with unrealistic sh...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 17, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 743
Views: 121997

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

TTailedTiger wrote:
PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA.


Didn’t DL cut the route about 20 years ago? NW started it about 15 years ago and it hasn’t been cut since.

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9450

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

Help me in my ignorance. What is a "SCRUM"? Thanks folks for educating an old man. It’s part of the Agile process. A Scrum is a daily tag-up of about 15 minutes to review progress. The Sprint is the time period of about 2-4 weeks where the work is done. A Demo is a longer status review af...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9450

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

The scrums are 15 minutes long. It’s the Sprints that are 2-4 weeks long.

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by BoeingGuy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 12012

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I recently listened to the Network VP lecture, and was able to chat with directly. I see a lot of things debated here, thought this might help: 767-300ER retirements from 2025-2030, but really want to retire them earlier than that so they don’t have to do a cabin refurb. Anxious for solution from B...

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