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by strfyr51
Sun May 26, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

the practice also allows for a smaller Vertical stabilizer with less rudder authority.

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by strfyr51
Sun May 26, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3636

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

making a sub-fleet of any fleet is not a good Idea. It costs quite a bit of time/money/and effort to install a subset of a fleet and once you do? Then you need not only the airplanes you're flying in that configuration, But spare airplanes in that configuration. And that usually turns out Badly.. Be...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 26, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 205
Views: 28565

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

www.airlinepilotcentral.com and? it's not for either company. So the chances this is legit? Highly Dubious!!
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If this was a REAL pilot Rumor? Then it might be referenced on www.airlinepilotcentral.com and? it's not for either company. So the chances this is legit? Highly Dubious!!

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by strfyr51
Sun May 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3636

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

The ideal configuration is between 50-60 J seats, 4-5 rows of PE, and no more than 130Y. Ideal for who? I’m pretty sure United can figure out what’s best fortheir needs. United has an excellent Yield Management group in Chicago They have a firm grasp on what they're selling as to what they're offer...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 24, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 122
Views: 16933

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

with Airbus freaking out over an airplane that hasn't even seen sheet metal cut? They're projecting what they Hope. Not what they know, Boeing will DO what they DO . And no matter what Airbus will do something stupid to counter whatever Boeing comes up with. If Airbus would just put out their Produc...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 122
Views: 16933

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

If Boeing is having a hard time justifying the business case for NMA, Airbus will find it even harder to do so. As it is Airbus already has a competitive product at the lower end of the market and only needs to listen to their customers' requirements to optimise the A321Neo further to suit their ne...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AGM-114R9X Hellfire Ninja Bomb
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: AGM-114R9X Hellfire Ninja Bomb

Not as I understand it. A flechette is like a dart, pointed towards the target. But this Game of Thrones weapon folds out sabres, sideways. So like an expanding broad head tip for archery hunting? Still tryin to wrap my head around the concept or purpose. So a set of blades that fan out from the mi...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16594

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.

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by strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2632

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 strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15307

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

If the Customers don't want to fly the 737 Max? It will make it that much sweeter for the Airline's Employees to fly it! Especially if I can fly First Class!! Pass me a Mimosa please?

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by strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15307

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

United CEO Oscar Munoz states that he will be on the first flight on the MAX when it returns to service. He also states that customers an change their flights for free if they are unwilling to fly on the max https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-munoz-united-boeing-737-max-nervous-passenge...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

Re: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3

The Exit and Emergency exits are where they are to satisfy the FAA and EASA. Because airlines want to put more seats on airplanes? Is of no consequence when applied to safety and Emergency Egress.

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by strfyr51
Thu May 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 218
Views: 19823

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Guillaume Faury, who took over as CEO in April from retiring Tom Enders, said at the Airbus Innovation Days pre-Paris Air Show briefing yesterday, that the A380 led the path to the successful development and production of the successful A350 and the transformation of Airbus into it is today. The A3...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 22, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 97
Views: 10751

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

The Story is fishy on it's face!! More than Likely? The Parents either booked at the last minute? Were using award Miles to fly? Or wanted a certain flight that was already booked! I was traveling with my wife recently and had an aisle seat while my wife had a window seat. Which she selected. Anothe...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 205
Views: 28565

Re: AS trying to get B6

Probably true, emphasis “trying”. Given how the acquisition of VX turned out I wouldn’t loan them money to try again. Has it turned out so Badly? I think AS has their head around that merger Now. And? They're no longer scared of Airbus Products. I think it would be the best action for them to becom...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 205
Views: 28565

Re: AS trying to get B6

Probably true, emphasis “trying”. Given how the acquisition of VX turned out I wouldn’t loan them money to try again. Has it turned out so Badly? I think AS has their head around that merger Now. And? They're no longer scared of Airbus Products. I think it would be the best action for them to becom...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 22, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2548

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

alan3 wrote:
Did Delta ever have their own 747's pre-merger?

Delta actually did have some B747-132's which they Sold.

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by strfyr51
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 3561

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

While the original question limits the dates to the 90s-2000s, Northwest was, at one point, a dominant US-Asia carrier (perhaps second to Pan-Am at some points) and branded itself Northwest Orient Airlines. Aside from Guam, I don't believe United had a major presence in Asia until it acquired the P...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 3561

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

The OP's question relates to the 1990's/2000's... in the 90's I would have thought NW was stronger. Yes it was mostly a NRT hub operation, but it was very large. I was at United before we got the Pan AM Pacific division. Once we got the Pacific Division we played catch up to Northwest for about 2-3...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8232

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. You cannot be serious!! That thought must have given you a headache!! Or? You're just Drunk!...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14706

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Not really sure of what the President is doing but he either has an agenda or he's trying to beat the snot out of the Chinese for some perceived slight against him. Can't really tell. What I am sure is the Chinese do not play Ball with many other rules than to WIN. and? It's up to US whether to let ...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 9701

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

I see what you're saying, But years ago I had to yearly go to United's Denver flight training Center DENTK to requalify for my High power run training, where I would see pilots leave the simulator in a full on Sweat! Every now and then you would see simulators in some Odd angle where the techs would...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8603

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

So? the question is? Why Did Delta fall back and retrench at ATL rather than build on DFW? They also had a pretty good thing at SFO with their terminal at SFO with Northwest they called the "Oasis". From there they could have flown the Pacific. They seem t do some pretty strange things at ...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors
Replies: 14
Views: 2954

Re: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors

Well, I never closed a door from the inside, and I never as a passenger saw a flight attendant do the outline thing either. As an agent, I closed a lot of doors from the outside (HP Jetstream, Cessna 402, Piper Navajo, 707, 737, DC-9-80, 757, BAe-146), but not the kind of door in the videos. I have...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19227

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

I agree. How about scope clauses eliminate anything larger than a 50 seater and limit flight distances to 500nm so they can again become “regional” or “commuter” flights, not cheaply outsourced mainline flights in what should be a mainline plane. You want 80 seat E175 E2s? Great. Nothing prohibitin...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16291

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

you guys are taking a pretty strong attitude, Having worked at start-ups? Acquiring airplanes is a pretty serious business! Maybe they can't get the B787's because they aren't AVAILABLE!! And? At this point? They can't wait much longer! So they'll have to take what they can GET! and Obviously? The A...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6588

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

I don't know if this has been posted anywhere on here but I found it interesting to see this video of a female Delta captain and her daughter flying a 757 together and the youngest sister is also a DL pilot. I have seen this before at other airlines occasionally it's more usually father and son and...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11576

Re: A220 question

I didn't know PW had the worst reliability engines out there.Will the new GTF series be better? Pratt does NOT have bad reliability!! I've flown on an worked on Pratt engines for 45 years. GE bought their exclusivity with Boeing for the 777 and 747 but we'll see about the newer models as PW develop...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9893

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

I wouldn't consider LAX a hub for Delta, especially when you compare it to SEA, SLC, MSP, & DTW. Delta is LAX's 2nd highest carrier after AA. JFK could probably fall into the hub category because their presence at JFK is larger than JetBlue's. Despite lots of debate on a.net, I'm not sure there...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9893

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

DL is definitely not a one hub airline. But I would say this, that one ATL hub is equivalent to 2 or 3 fortress hubs for any other carrier. If I was given the choice of having DL's ATL operation vs AA's DFW and CLT operation or UA's ORD and IAH operation, it would be a hard call, but I'd probably r...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8558

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

wanted to replace it with the American with the 787 and DL with the 330neo, how long can you push these planes when your competitors are a generation more efficient than you? Says WHO they're more efficient? In what way? Exactly? I've maintained the B767-200 and -300.. What airplanes are any easier...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 27
Views: 3412

Re: How FBW is the B787?

the B787 is totally digital, The 777 was a Lot of digital with the ELMS cabinet where it wasn't even a rack of Boxes like the A320 but a rack of Blade cards like the IBM 4090 Mainframe computer, The B787 also has lot of that type of technology. Airbus has a lot of digital as well I would bet that th...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 10, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21623

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

American has ONLY lost it's brand Purpose because US Air is running the show. The ONLY reason United is prospering? Because the Guys who got Jettisoned after their OWN airlines merged? Wound up at United, And? With a "chip" on their shoulders! They came in the Door Kickin' Ass and taking N...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK
Replies: 50
Views: 14403

Re: RE: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK

Quoting Max Q (Reply 7): How significant / important is the MAD boom, all the older ASW platforms had it, why has it been deleted on all but the IAF aircraft ? My understanding is they aren't that significant anymore as many submarines have various levels of demagnetizing designed into them. Plus i...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK
Replies: 50
Views: 14403

Re: RE: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK

Quoting Max Q (Reply 7): How significant / important is the MAD boom, all the older ASW platforms had it, why has it been deleted on all but the IAF aircraft ? My understanding is they aren't that significant anymore as many submarines have various levels of demagnetizing designed into them. Plus i...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8558

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

United are currently operating a 50 strong fleet of 767’s the replacement aircraft will be needed. The 787 is the obvious choice but only 64 aircraft on order/already delivered, does the order book cover the 767 fleet and any future growth? well OBVIOUSLY the 787-8 is not the 767 replacem3ent or th...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5516

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
I was going through Frank Schaefer's gallery and found that picture from 1993. Which airline is it at the AA terminal? Btw, how things have changed since at LAX, particularly the three airlines on the right upper corner that no longer exist since years...


Isn't that Avianca's old livery?

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by strfyr51
Thu May 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8558

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

United are currently operating a 50 strong fleet of 767’s the replacement aircraft will be needed. The 787 is the obvious choice but only 64 aircraft on order/already delivered, does the order book cover the 767 fleet and any future growth? well OBVIOUSLY the 787-8 is not the 767 replacement or the...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 135
Views: 26896

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to improving yield. Expect the accelerat...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 08, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10096

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

UPS757Pilot wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
The 767 is still being produced, the 757 is not. The 767 has outsold the 757 by nearly 200 units. Why does everyone still act like the 757 is god's gift to aviation?
I believe it is - all that power and sleek lines! Heavenly to fly!

No it is not being produced.

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by strfyr51
Wed May 08, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330neo possible versions with GEnx and Trent 1000
Replies: 24
Views: 5240

Re: Airbus a330neo possible versions with GEnx and Trent 1000

To finish this thread what was the reason for no GEnx for the neo. Did the engines makers want a single source deal, did Airbus only want a single source to reduce certification cost? @lightsaber: Your post is very inconsistent, maybe you realize it by yourself whats wrong! No.. GE paid to be the s...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12317

Re: DL, why no B77W?

How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"? Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost. and the A3510 is less expensive than a 77W? I think you need to prov...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 92063

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The beast has engines..Holy smokes, they are huge..awesome fanblades with those curves. This is gonna be a hell of an airplane..The 777 was and is Boeing.s masterpiece but this machine will be their finest hour.Sorry for all the Airbus fans but this is a real airliner.. Just joking..I.m a huge trip...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6316

Re: California Pacific for sale

I wonder if they stay with the losing battle of flying out of Carlsbad or use the certificate to start something new. Virgin America round 2 :lol: Carlsbad might not be where you'd want to run an airline from. The airline needs to be where aviation parts, People, and services are near.to reduce cos...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 100
Views: 19544

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Not every carrier can be run like we run airlines in the west. We don't have state identities in our carriers. They may carry state Names like Air France or British but they are purely Profit Driven carriers. That became evident to me when Swissair was allowed to go under and Crossair management too...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 213195

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

A small change of topic. United does not have a large feet of 788’s- and while I realize the 789 has really worked well for them, would they ever consider more 788’s to open new routes or be right sized for certain long-thin destinations where the 788 would be perfect (and the proposed 797 would la...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2763

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

And with ETOPS now applying to tri-jets and quads, as well, one can no longer truly say that it is only about economics. EROPS applies across the board no matter HOW many engines an airliner has. ETOPS applies to more than just the engines. It applies to mechanical performance, chronic fault manage...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 600
Views: 238931

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

900s for domestic roles. Helluva plane for 90-minute domestic ops. :o Yeah kind of surprised they did not go with A330-900s, but they may want the flexibility the A35-900 offers to move them between domestic and international operations long-term. I hardly think JAL will need 31 A359's all for dome...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 5221

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

The 787-10 is effectively a slightly longer, slightly heavier 787-9 and the 787-9 is an extremely long-legged aircraft. So it is not surprising it too can handle long missions. Also, I think people often do not realize how capable the 787 and A350 families are. For example, UA807 IAD-PEK was blocke...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 6765

Re: Airline owning a airport

Airborne Express/DHL owned ILN outright. They turned it over to the Clinton County Port Authority in 2010 when DHL withdrew its US operations, and the airport was renamed from "Airborne Airpark" to "Wilmington Air Park." Probably the only instance of an airline/air operator owni...

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