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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150403

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I don't quite understand your proposal. If they move all of the 752s t domestic, they won't be able to fly some/all of those routes because they don't have a suitable replacement to use. In some of the cases, the 763 would be too big, and even if it wasn't, with the exception of the 3 HA units comi...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 57
Views: 4169

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA w...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 55
Views: 3876

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Pointless to have nosewheel brakes just to stop the wheels rotating prior to retraction, I think that’s a fairy tale As stated that’s done with snubbers That is NOT a fairy tale!! I've Changed enough of them to Know! Though some airlines have removed the Nose wheel "snubbers" as a cost sa...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8480

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. 0101640 2476214 . How were they used? were they not used as commuter jets? I always remember seeing these photos and I always wondered... How many pax did they carry? Thanks! The could carry up to ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8480

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. . I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawbacks though, The Nose tire had an inner tube, and th...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 66
Views: 11840

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Airbus could do it if they eliminated all the USA content. But at What cost?? If they run afoul of the Trump Administration?
They might not be building, NOR Selling airplanes in the USA. And that could include all the Lakotas sold to the Army.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9379

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

I thought that the state-Aboulafia study was a bit anemic though when it came to explaining reasons why the aircraft manufacturing sector in WA state should remain durable and top tier over other places other than simply saying "it's strong here now, because it's where mostly everything is now...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350 seat video
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: SQ A350 seat video

After a bit of research via SIA (booking) site, I notice that the A350-900ULR will not have an Economy class cabin. You cannot buy Economy class on these aircraft. The lowest class in these specific aircraft will be Premium Economy. SIA have ordered 7(seven) of these URL aircraft, so these aircraft...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10715

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

3. The Sing A350 will seat just 162, not 250. Because the plane wouldn't make it with 250 seats, even being the -ULR variant. Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8480

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. 0101640 2476214 Air China has cooperate jets as well. I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawb...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8480

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

No way. Biz jets, while similar in size to RJ’s, are far from optimized for airline service. Simply put, they’re jets for rich people and companies, not for the masses. They’re built for speed and comfort carrying a few people, not for efficiency carrying many. On a side note, I remember a very sim...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 6773

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

$24 million still seems far fetched to me. Do these refrigerators run 24/7 and are they stocked with meals continuously ? Maybe they need more beef jerky ? ;-) The Refers run from the time Air Force 1 leaves Andrews to until it returns to Andrews.. Those chillers are 2-3 times the size of any airli...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is fewer fan blades better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: Is fewer fan blades better?

But turboprops have been sprouting more propellers? 4190437,1592732 Those airplanes are nearly 30 Years apart. Technology has Certainly advanced between when the 3 bladed C130 was introduced and the 5 bladed Herc was introduced One has the GM -Allison T56 engine and the other, The Rolls AE2100 (I t...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7076

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

1: It’s totally possible for a flight crew not to know how many/much bags/cargo are or aren’t on the airplane. We don’t go down and check. Even if we did, how long would it take to count and check all of it? How would it be addressed in a CBA? That’s why there’s FAA approved W+B programs. The FAA h...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59367

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

par13del wrote:
VS has grounded 789's for what reason? I am looking now at the threads to see if I missed something.

Because the Rolls Royce engines are having problems with their compressir and turbine blades??

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9373

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

The assumed temp is +50 deg F higher than the actual OAT. that's pretty impressive . It's going to make for a damn long runway takeoff roll though. It saves on engine wear but I'd rather have runway behind me and sky below me in more of a hurry than that. I was never a fan of Max Gross takeoffs even...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9373

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

BENAir01 wrote:
Yeah, Thai Lion Air has already been operating the 7M9.

I thought the header said North American inaugural service?

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 201
Views: 18876

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 201
Views: 18876

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 47
Views: 5457

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

In the USA? FL510 and above are reserved for Military. I have seen and flown on a Lear35 that climbed to FL510 on a return to service test flight.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 54
Views: 6646

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

SFO cut IAG a deal to consolidate their services at SFO? IIRC, BA are also ceasing OAK. could it also be that American needed to support them out of SFO where they have Facilities to do so?? It's not just where you want to fly to,, But the logistics of flying there as well. OAK isn't that far from ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11325

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

UA/ DL / AA and their alliance partners would have fed the flight with connecting passengers until Local bookings materialized more than likely.
Norwegian doesn't have that option and won't be getting it anytime soon.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11710

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1004831789431558144 This caught my attention, the airline is deciding the fate of the aircraft after the fatal incidents. Are there any other cases where an incident occurred on a plane which resulted in one or more fatalities where the plane was later broug...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8383

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

StuckinCMHland wrote:
Since Lightsabre suggested we should celebrate all these planes for their success I think we should demand that B and A have a big celebration for each plane and give all members of anet a free long haul ride. It should be in J too.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9373

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

How about that. The 739MAX will be flying IAH-ANC, which can push 7 hours. Quite a remarkable airplane if you ask me. Will this quiet all the naysayers out there about how bad this plane supposedly is? No. Twin minds on that. The 739 does well on mid (few hours or less) range or from airports with ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

Unfortunately they cant build a new runway in the Jamaica Bay, I believe its a protected wildlife area. Someone please confirm or deny this. Confirmed. Indeed building in the Jamaica bay is not allowed. In short, JFK cannot expand. Impossible. Neither can LaGuardia and Newark. Can they expand Stewa...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9373

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

How about that. The 739MAX will be flying IAH-ANC, which can push 7 hours. Quite a remarkable airplane if you ask me. Will this quiet all the naysayers out there about how bad this plane supposedly is? No. It it can push 7 hours? What is there to SAY about it? I'm looking forward to the Max 10 !! T...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is VCV publicly accessible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1389

Re: Is VCV publicly accessible?

goosebayguy wrote:
Would Marana be accessable at all? Would anyone have details on how to access any of the graveyards at all
Thanks in advance.

Marana is Not accessible

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing C check interval
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Boeing C check interval

Hello, I'm looking for information about C Check interval for Airplaine. MPD say: • "A" Check Interval The "A" Check is to be accomplished at intervals not to exceed 450 Flight Hours. Tasks selected for "A" Check (or multiples thereof) are so specified in the "Int...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

FA9295 wrote:
enilria wrote:
It’s called SWF

That and HPN.

I thought White Plains had closed??

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I buy just the engine of a plane?
Replies: 29
Views: 2507

Re: How do I buy just the engine of a plane?

You can buy a used engine from parts distributors from scrapped planes for around $200K. Trying to make the thing run on the ground will likely get you investigated by the FBI or just plain laughed at. And to answer the last question, engines run on kerosene, not natural gas. I'm guessing they'll r...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

DFW-AKL makes no sense on QF metal, and AA can’t even make AKL year round from LAX so they’re not going to jump into DFW-AKL. The reality is that with feed on both ends of the route AKL-IAH is practical but AKL-DFW isn’t. If NZ were in One World they’d be flying to DFW and not AKL. If QF was in Sta...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

Sucks that IAH has flights to both SYD and AKL. Just goes to show how timid AA/QF are. Even with them being both OW, new planned flights from DFW to MEL or BNE or AKL are languishing. And look how brave UA is to go to a OW fortress in SYD. Sheesh. Once again IAH owns DFW. Internationally IAH is alw...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5169

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

smokeybandit wrote:
I'm surprised it's only 86 people

They probably "smoked" he rest of them. These were the Least Bad.

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7142

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

Hi everybody. Does someone know why TAP's first and only A320neo is not flying passengers around? She arrived in LIS on 17th April from CHR and hasn't been in the air since. Any issue with the cabin? Regards Could it be they're using it for training in Ground operations and Maintenance?? When Unite...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: Towing the 747

The 747 is the only airline transport I know of that can have the pushback tug connect to either the front or rear of the nosegear It’s rare to see the tug underneath the fuselage pushing or pulling from this position though Couple of questions, my theory on this ability to connect in the front or ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 3990

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

So basically in the US there are no additional safety precautions when boarding while fuel is being loaded? That's insane! Especially keeping pax seatbelts fastened? No jetbridge requirement for evacuation? A lot of trust is placed in the fuelers it seems... hope they are paid well! In the USA it r...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95904

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Except the shell companies have been created after the aircraft returned from lease. Separate ownership of each aircraft previously, due to the differing syndicate and funding participants. Aircraft ownership usually changes twice after lease end, to ensure a 'clean' break. All SQ A380's were purch...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95904

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 201
Views: 18876

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

In reality? Nothing!! United is recovering from a STRING of lousy CEO's going all the way back to Richard Ferris. The merger didn't help because we got another string of Lousy Execs and are JUST NOW recovering from lousy Senior Management !! We have guys at the top who are NOW putting in the work of...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10544

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

On it's face this is BS!! A woman to Run a Major airline would also be the same woman to runa a country and we all know abour Maggie Thatcher and Angela Merkel.. In this case? It would take a pioneering woman to go without having Children or taking the "Mommy track" toward leadership. But ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29305

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

United is not touching the A330. The only aircraft from Airbus that has a chance is the A321 I think that sentiment is a tad strong. The 787 has the inside track but in looking at replacing the 767, the 330 is lighter, its cheaper and could be a lot cheaper depending on what Airbus is willing to do...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22901

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-seeks-return-to-new-york-jfk-449086/ . Sweet Irony for us JFK fans that called this bone-headed move 3 years ago. Right after the UA/CO merger with CO running the Airline they decided to consolidate all NYC operations at EWR. deeper Still? It worked...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The simplicity of aircraft tires
Replies: 14
Views: 2279

Re: The simplicity of aircraft tires

Compared to auto tires, the tread pattern on aircraft tires seem overly simple. Why didn't aircraft tires develop with more complex tread patterns? There is NOTHING simple about an aircraft tire. you can get them from 12-24 Plies and from 12 Inch to 54 inches in diameter with Steel, Kevlar and Aram...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 55
Views: 3876

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

I read that the Convair airliners had nose wheel braking too. Correct, the CV 880 / 990 had nosewheel brakes At Continental our Guam based B 727 aircraft had nosewheel brakes, these were removed if the aircraft was rotated back to the mainland for domestic service I don't doubt that!! I was a USN P...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11148

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

This is the Dumbest thread I've ever Seen! You bought the Cheapest Ticket you could find and you want somebody to treat your Bag like it's GOLD.
If you didn't want your Bag Gate checked? Then you should have booked Sooner of carried LESS Crap so you could boars in group 3.

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by strfyr51
Thu May 31, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 3990

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

I've noticed that on many ACAPs the critical path for TRT includes refueling, and that refueling usually does not coincide with boarding/deplaning. Also on a few forums I've seen it labeled "cheating" to refuel during boarding/deplaning. What are the rules/regs here? it's common in the US...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets
Replies: 21
Views: 6856

Re: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets

RandWkop wrote:
Are the old gear sets rebuilt and used again?

yes, torn down Inspected and rebuilt

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by strfyr51
Thu May 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10586

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

There’s nothing wrong with this landing. Long, dry runway, touchdown past the touchdown zone. Nothing to see here. There IS something wrong with this landing. There’s a reason why SOP for practically every airline in existence to land in the touchdown zone or go around. It’s easy to lose track of n...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 30, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 55
Views: 3876

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

In 40 Years in Maintenance? I only saw ONE B727 with Nose wheel Brakes and that was when were were taking them OFF. I ws told their Weight as limiting the range of the airplane. And the airplane we took them off had been operated by Wein Air Alaska. So I Guess they needed them for the gravel runways...

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