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by ikramerica
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

For all this insistence about the feasibility of an A322 or longer, one must ask why, in over 25 years since first offering, the A321 hasn’t been stretched again? Maybe it’s not so easy? The 737 keeps getting longer (though still not A321 length) but maybe the practical upper limit for both is A321 ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 134
Views: 20905

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

The point here is to get management's attention. The gate agent's wildly violate contracts all the time with no repercussions. Grieve it, nothing happens. "Tough luck." In this instance the pilot refused to close the door (accept the aircraft from the gate agent) until the loading was con...

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by ikramerica
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gap in the windows on 787s, why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2603

Re: Gap in the windows on 787s, why?

Thanks Dan23, so i guess my follow-up question is why don't you see this in other plane types or do they position the joins where the toilet or galley sections are mid-plane thus not impacting the seating areas? Missing windows appear in all types. But since most other types are not built as barrel...

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by ikramerica
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13206

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Leasing a house in order to use it as a hotel is against most residential zoning. There are battles with airbnb in many neighborhoods, and that’s where the owner wants to use it as a hotel. But renting it out to a commercial entity that would then use it as a hotel? No city would allow that...

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by ikramerica
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 33406

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

It’s obvious that whoever designed the livery never informed those who approved it that the titles would be chopped up by the door outlines and windows. They are very hard to read and this could have been solved in many ways.

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by ikramerica
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 6854

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

From what I understand, the goal of a mature fleet management and safety program for a twin jet is for every aircraft to have engines of different ages and different manufacturing lots. On a new fleet this will involve a lot of swapping and checking engines. But it prevents double engine out situati...

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by ikramerica
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37924

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Dont you think that dropping the route is quite a telling sign of not being able to fly the route profitably? (see below) I thought it was dropped because they had a deal with Airbus taking back the A345 which left them with no aircraft to fly the route nonstop. :checkmark: :checkmark: That played ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14710

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

bennett123 wrote:
Apart from their altitude at the time, what does not make sense is that after hitting the wall it was still flyable.

Also why this was not an RTO before hitting a wall.

Lots of questions.

An old unreinforced adobe brick wall would crumble with simple sledge hammer blows.

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by ikramerica
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9891

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

Please do note that technically speaking "non stop" simply means in fact with no aircraft change en route playing with goal posts here? :-) from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-stop_flight cite: A non-stop flight is a flight by an aircraft with no intermediate stops. from: https://en.w...

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by ikramerica
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 98
Views: 4003

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

ZRH and GVA both great really. Marco Polo in Venice has the must fun one via water bus, though the walk to the boats maybe not so short (I forget).

I know SLC was good for my wife when she had business there. Her parent company was downtown and the train dropped her by the hotel or by her work.

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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 11452

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

CobaltScar wrote:
Half way though the OPs post I was thinking, you need to transfer to a new base! Too bad you could not get BUR. Nothing makes a job harder then bad coworkers you are forced to rely on.

And of course complaining only makes them hate you and increase the hostility.

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by ikramerica
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 4568

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

Shouldn't be too difficult to identify the culprit...a ban for life would be fitting punishment for that inconceivably ignorant parent. I guess the culprit should just live the rest of their life in Hawaii? This seems to be a bit over the top for what is a simple mistake with no intended malice. No...

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by ikramerica
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22488

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

As a Hawaii resident on Oahu I can corroborate your assertion that Lane was massively overhyped. There were local news agencies likening the storm to hurricane Maria and to expect similar impacts to that of PR. There was even rumors floating around that a closed door governmental meeting was conven...

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by ikramerica
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19399

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

That’s right. I had Lasagna.

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by ikramerica
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 90
Views: 15484

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Maybe Airbus getting it for “free” involves a royalty arrangement. Airbus takes over in exchange for having a license to use the designs and patents.

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by ikramerica
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10136

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

I get that QF gets feed at LAX from not just SYD, but MEL and BNE too, which helps to sustain the LAX - JFK leg, but I have always wondered whether QF would consider re-routing this as SYD - YVR - JFK. The fifth freedom traffic available on YVR - JFK, which isn't on LAX - JFK, would surely more tha...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4544

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

I don't see how having a family gives you priority over other passengers. Do you want to sit together as a family in first class? Ok. Book your family in first class. \ Economy class? I have a question. If a family of 3 books together on a single PNR, by default aren't they going to be seated toget...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15980

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

787s can act as 767 replacements now and then become 772 replacements later when MOMs come in that are more efficient as TATL birds. It’s not an either/or.

One would also assume that by 2025 there would be at least one more 787 engine PIP that would add to its range/efficiency as a 777 replacement.

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15980

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good retirement date , 767 product are inferior on AA widebody fleet due lack of PTV. Plus, the engines fitted are non FADEC CF6-80C2. The newest at retirement date will have 17-18 years, highly probable to be converted to freighter following older sisters. It’s surprising to me that in one thread ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4544

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

Some pretty stark and mind blowing comments by UA's Kirby who doesn't seem to care that parents can wind up sitting apart from their children because of all the latest charges and fees to pay for just about everything; Kirby actually defends family separation on airplanes. He compares buying a tick...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4544

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

As someone with two kids under 6 I see no issue with them saying we can be assigned seats together in the back. It’s where we should be. 1. Because we board first, being in the back makes it less disruptive for others boarding 2. It’s closer to the bathrooms. And the cart spends less time blocking a...

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 15946

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

I’d be interested in knowing the procedure for dealing with a failure to deploy and a failure to retract.

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4701

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

I can’t at the idea that a rental car center is directly affecting SRQ growth, taking it from TPA.... lmao you can’t make this up..only in a-net. Sad but true my friend. Some of the stuff I read on a.net just makes me laugh. I suggest you read some of the news articles published since the TPA facil...

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by ikramerica
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4701

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

Great news for SRQ. Criminally underused facility. As for these complaints about TPA, I can't help but chuckle. Really? Really, now? It's hardly that much of a hassle to use the new facility. It remains far more pleasant an experience than most other large hub airports, and we're still talking abou...

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by ikramerica
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shrinking First Class pitch??
Replies: 19
Views: 1841

Re: Shrinking First Class pitch??

There’s more legroom in Y+ These days because the seats are thinner. AA 757s used to have those thick backed yet uncomfortable F seats that despite a generous pitch provided no personal space if the seat was reclined.

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4701

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

Great news for SRQ. Criminally underused facility. As for these complaints about TPA, I can't help but chuckle. Really? Really, now? It's hardly that much of a hassle to use the new facility. It remains far more pleasant an experience than most other large hub airports, and we're still talking abou...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4701

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

The linked article talks of a huge uptick in traffic. It seems to coincide with the opening of the inconvenient rental facility at TPA. In interviews many travelers voiced their displeasure with the added time and hassle it takes to arrive at TPA now and that they would rather connect and use SRQ. H...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 4198

Re: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse

The Boeing (I would have said "BA", but look where that gets you!! :-) ) recommendation was no doubt relevant to normal service. The MD10s see far-fewer cycles than an aircraft would in normal pax service, and I'm confident that this was at least a partial basis for the 9-year program. So...

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by ikramerica
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2644

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare

Since everyone wants to cry discrimination why isn’t anyone mentioning the nature of the group and that there are people out there, including airline employees, that have an extreme hatred for groups such as this, so whether it was the CSR, the manager, the gate agent or a combination, slowing down ...

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by ikramerica
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3524

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

Alaska has already announced it is shifting to 739s on transcons. Alaska could learn a thing or two from United which in years past attempted to fly 739ERs on transcend routes from the Northeast and New England. During the summer time it wasn't a problem however during the winter UA was forced to l...

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by ikramerica
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94171

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

For those saying flying must not be that hard, it’s the other stuff that makes being a pilot hard. Taxiing in a congested environment, pulling into a gate on the correct path and stopping on your marks, listening to and executing ATC commands in a congested airspace, changing route in difficult flyi...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 59011

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Hawaii doesn’t do daylight saving time. So timing depends on the season.

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12667

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Considering teenagers today cannot even drive a car with a stick shift that was pretty ambitious to try to steal an E jet. Pretty big generalization there. Most kids in my area know how. LOL how and why do you know that? Maybe he’s not in the USA? Most cars in the USA are automatic and many models ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27531

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

The wording of Cooley’s complaint is very specific and reveals a few things: He mentions assigned seats, as if that is set in stone. He mentions assigned seats and never claims the two were sitting next to each other and they likely weren’t. This of course makes sense because how would it help a str...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 4715

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

The government can regulate it without actually regulating. They do it all the time by creating a standard that you must meet to be certified or to call your product by a certain name.

It won’t stop you from selling something that doesn’t meet the standard, but it will make customers take pause.

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by ikramerica
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I am not convinced that airlines would fancy a range reduction on the next single aisle planes. It would surely be a problem for airlines like Southwest or Ryanair who focus one one type and if you can force them to go MoM would have to be seen. While Southwest's longest scheduled service in 2017 w...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing is refererring to NB efficiencies lower deck for the NMA. Together with sketches that points to AKH cargo containers. If you are moving e.g. 252 people in a 2-3-2 cabin, you need 36 rows, in 3-3 configuration you need 42 rows. So the 3-3 cabin has to be least about 6 x 32 inch longer ~200 in...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing is refererring to NB efficiencies lower deck for the NMA. Together with sketches that points to AKH cargo containers. If you are moving e.g. 252 people in a 2-3-2 cabin, you need 36 rows, in 3-3 configuration you need 42 rows. So the 3-3 cabin has to be least about 6 x 32 inch longer ~200 in...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11359

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Slightly off topic, just flew a DL 717 SAN-SEA last Sunday and loved the ride, especially up front. It seems like there was more wind noise than the 737-800's I've flown. Do you agree? I loved the takeoff roll, just like a rocket. Crew and soft product were outstanding. Nice flight DL! Agree. In 1s...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing going backwards? https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/18/farnborough-nma-business-case-appears-to-weaken-evidence-at-air-show-indicates/#more-27749 The biggest, longest-running story at this year’s Farnborough Air Show is about an airplane that doesn’t exist: the prospective Boeing New Midmarket A...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Another potential wrench Boeing may be trying to work out right now is how their vertical integration + desire for aftermarket control influences their supplier base. They've been squeezing their suppliers for quite some time now. Taking away the aftermarket business only squeezes them further. The...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13621

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

I'm bewildered by the way they chose to depict one of the earth's most stunning sceneries. Great idea, horrible execution. Indeed. Much though I love aviation, there is also a (slight) irony in promoting coral reef conversation through flying, when the warming of the oceans is the single biggest ca...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing claims 60 airlines are interested in the 797 as defined (roughly) as a mid range 767 replacement. It will be built. As for the argument that the replacement cycle is passing, that’s simply not true. If airlines have been forced to buy the “wrong” aircraft for replacement simply because the ri...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101877

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

One bit of jargon I don't know is 'UFO' In context here, I've guessed it to mean; Unannounced firm order. For me, this thread should surely only refer to NEW orders. Otherwise it seem we are talking 'fake news'. Plane sales people are no doubt just like Real estate or car dealers, very good at show...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Too add to my point earlier, the reason the decision is “pushed back” until next year is, in my opinion based on the way things tend to work with launches, is that now that Boeing have final engine specs they will be presenting the two engines and two sizes to airlines during the airshow and afterwa...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3340
Views: 390017

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The real answer will be if there is a an update at the airshow. If they are silent on the matter, then don’t expect much in the future. But if they continue to hype the progress, it’s just a matter of time. I find it unlikely that they would set an engine deadline only to drop the whole matter 2 wee...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13414

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

While you may not use the term regional jet in the EU, the concept is not foreign. Crossair was a regional carrier that used regional aircraft, for example. Others like it. Just because an airline flies a large plane on a route shorter than they fly a regional jet doesn’t change the categories. CO a...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13414

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

A regional Jet is generally anything smaller than the original 737, DC9 with similar or shorter range, as alternatives to turbo props. The Fokker and BAe 146 were early RJs. The sub-category of 50-seat RJ was developed for scope clause reasons in the US and were more popular here, while the bigger R...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 11351

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

I also think HA did an excellent job with service recovery. Service recovery is so important. Most people understand that things can and will go wrong. It’s amazing how many companies absolutely fail on service recovery, which, when done right, can actually increase customer loyalty. Absolutely tru...

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