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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 51
Views: 6484

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

Guys are we kidding? As long as the maintenance paperwork is in order, these will all be flying within 0-12 months. Oh and as long as there are no D checks due.... That being said, what are the odds WN will be looking at this frames if they are in proper order? U2 or FR? well? What are the chances ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 3108

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
UA's 777-200s have different engines. The PMUA 772s have PW4000s, and the PMCO 772s have GE90s.

the PMCO 777's are Years newer than the PMUA 777's. Before Boeing sole sourced the Engine,

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 91
Views: 15966

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

The main reason sfo gets backed up worse for trivial events weather wise is because of the lateral proximity between runways, they have to stagger approaches more so. they already thought of that and the Enviornmental lobby put a halt to offsetting the runways into the Bay, to widen the runway Spac...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 70
Views: 8843

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

https://i.postimg.cc/Qxt7zrRW/ord.png From Studio ORD's design, it looks like they also include some sort of "office space" where the current parking garage is too. Or is this just a placeholder for the rendering? Looks nice in concept however I don't see nearly enough gates to park airpl...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 8918

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

So I guess the real question is - why wasn’t the (second) 717 called the 787, which would have meant what is now the 787 would have been the 797? In other words, why recycle the 717 label? Marketing!! The Boeing SST was going to be the "2707797" So the Next Models after the 797? Might be ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 62
Views: 9250

Re: A350 family future prospects

Well, since the A330neo and A380 prospects are so poor, they don't warrant their own threads. The A350 is Airbus' one trick pony in the WB market, while they hold the A32X and A220 trump cards in the NB market. Perhaps DL is to be believed? Perhaps, just maybe the A350 was over promised and is unde...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 105
Views: 14406

Re: 787 family future prospects

Max Q wrote:
What happened to the rumored order from UA to replace the 767 ?

That requirement can be postponed a while but it’s not going away

UAL will happily replace the 767 with the 797 when it's launched..

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12302

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Since DL is apparently no longer putting their own info graphics in their earnings releases, here is one from AlphaStreet. Too bad AlphaStreet didn't know enough to use a current DL logo at the bottom right instead of one from 15+ years ago. :roll: https://cdn.news.alphastreet.com/wp-content/upload...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 18388

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

I wonder who got fired for leaking that. Lol LOL! Seriously, someone at UAL in Marketing was clearly on their way out the door. That data is usually not for public consumption. Being in Agency Tech myself, all these offshore markets make sense. I'm curious how L.A. and "Silicon Beach" num...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 34615

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500? I don't think so, The A320/A319 more than took it's place. the 735 was a workhorse for UA. I remember when they did the Shuttle by United. SFO-LAX-SFO. I used to fly that route when i super young as a non-rev, and that's i saw on that route. I think...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 34615

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

[quothete="blacksoviet"]Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500? No, since the A319's have more than acquitted themselves in the role the B737-522's played It likely would have had to as Max’s came online. I remember Southwest was unable to operate he classic, NG, and Max simulta...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification
Replies: 35
Views: 8055

Re: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification

From above Reuters article; "An Airbus executive said the company is looking for double-digit-percentage cuts in unit costs, partly from suppliers". (nothing new here) I'm just wondering where Airbus is at in this costs trimming exercise... Airbus is looking for the prices the suppliers w...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 25
Views: 1611

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

The most intense one that I’ve experienced is indeed the 777’s GE90. However I also quite like the GE equipped 787s. GE seems to be good on that :D While it’s not intense, it just has this deep sound which I like. It’s not so much on the RR equipped ones IMO. The GE90 engine start can and Has been ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19281

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/north-america/delta-adds-nonstop-link-between-detroit-and-hawaii/ This article says that HNL is the third largest market not served from DTW. What are the top two? ANC and SMF? United has a Non-stop from ORD to HNL, Don't see any reason Delta can't field DTW-HNL ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 34615

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500?

I don't think so, The A320/A319 more than took it's place.

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?

At United, Maintenance test flights are conducted under the Continuous Ferry Authorization. Setting one up is enough of a pain and might require an Engineering Crew to perform the flight. A verification flight may be accomplished by a Lines crew if NO non-normal procedures are required. United Engin...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 1099
Views: 147008

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

They just ordered 75 more planes, wounder if Boeing will let them go and potentially Airbus comes in to give a bridge loan, or Boeing ups the ante and provides partial funding? My guess is Boeing will be involved to save the $10B order. They have 225 MAX on order. I can’t imagine Boeing not trying ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 18388

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

I wonder who got fired for leaking that. Lol LOL! Seriously, someone at UAL in Marketing was clearly on their way out the door. That data is usually not for public consumption. Being in Agency Tech myself, all these offshore markets make sense. I'm curious how L.A. and "Silicon Beach" num...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 3108

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

In terms of commonality (maintenance wise) this doesn't look ideal. Not really ideal for a small fleet, but if you have large fleets of different engines (think UPS 757s, Delta 767s) it is not much of an issue. it really depends on If you're doing the Engine Overhauls or flying Power by the Hour wh...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4282

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 239
Views: 33505

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

My view is Boeing has seller's remorse with the 777X. They have conditional orders for over 300, which at launch prices barely cover costs. In contrast, the 787 and 737 are reportedly cash cows, with the promise of more as volumes increase. Put another way, 600 sales of the X are likely to generate...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are we from direct routings
Replies: 33
Views: 4020

Re: How far away are we from direct routings

I'm not sure what you mean, In 1975 I was on a flight in the Navy that took of from, Moffett Field California routed INS direct to Lossiemouth Scotland leading a flight of US Navy/ Marine A-6D's to Rota Spain. We landed at Mildenhall AB England and the A6's kept right on going. It was routed INS Di...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52680

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I know they must be saving a ton on fuel. I was flying JFK-NRT-MNL on the 744 we had to return to the gate to top off with fuel because we taxied too long and we couldnt make it to NRT with the fuel on board. That sounds like to me they were already cutting it a bit close, unless you were sitting o...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NAV database updates for airliners.
Replies: 43
Views: 2301

Re: NAV database updates for airliners.

On a Boeing, there is an issue date and an expiration date for the nav data base. If your data base is expired, you have to download and install the latest version. Not really rocket science because in general, all Boeing aircraft use the same nav data base. The most likely download source is a mem...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are we from direct routings
Replies: 33
Views: 4020

Re: How far away are we from direct routings

I'm not sure what you mean, In 1975 I was on a flight in the Navy that took of from, Moffett Field California routed INS direct to Lossiemouth Scotland leading a flight of US Navy/ Marine A-6D's to Rota Spain. We landed at Mildenhall AB England and the A6's kept right on going. It was routed INS Dir...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 26984

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I can imagine that Lufthansa will also order some in addition to their A350 fleet. Hmm any thing that points to this? I know ANA only has 3 on order, will they order more? Ethiopian? They seem to be ordering everything on sale that the moment! Qatar Airways? Saudia? Kenya Airways? REALLY? What is i...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 239
Views: 33505

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

The 778 and 779 airplanes are highly specialized airplanes. Being in the USA? I do not see where you couldn't get to with the 777-300ER. Though I do see the eventual need for the B778 or 9, It's the Folding Wing tip that gives me Pause. That airplane is a monster.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Compressor wash and carbon deposits
Replies: 20
Views: 1708

Re: Compressor wash and carbon deposits

Hi, Years ago we had problems with the CFM-56-2 and the -3's We figured out the fuel nozzles were clogging and leaking and failing due to being coked up. We instituted an engine wash program which cleaned the fuel nozzles and all of that ended. But only after having changed 100's of fuel nozzles fi...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Compressor wash and carbon deposits
Replies: 20
Views: 1708

Re: Compressor wash and carbon deposits

Hi, Years ago we had problems with the CFM-56-2 and the -3's We figured out the fuel nozzles were clogging and leaking and failing due to being coked up. We instituted an engine wash program which cleaned the fuel nozzles and all of that ended. But only after having changed 100's of fuel nozzles fi...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner at YYZ accused of lunging an iceball through roof
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

Re: Airliner at YYZ accused of lunging an iceball through roof

Wrong. The vacuum system that most planes have uses water, for a A320 you only add Five gallons of blue juice and an A330 only takes 10 gallons of blue juice in each holding tank. I wrote the Lavatory Servicing Procedures at US Vacuum system leak also. It’s just one ball valve on the holding tank t...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21338

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

You've GOT to admit it! If One were going to Merge or attempt to take over any Carrier? Jet Blue would be one DAMN Tasty Morsel. Because with them? A carrier could have INSTANT Credibility in the NYC area. Am I wrong??

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21338

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I worked with some Ex-JBLU guys at United before I retired. They loved JBLU but were in doubt about where JBLU was going. They thought sure JBLU would Merge and they'd Lose their Jobs or be transferred to God Knows where. Besides? They wanted a little more pay for what they were doing and United off...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac
Replies: 17
Views: 3090

Re: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac

Did Skymark's effort go "down the drain" because Skymark's Idea was bad? OR? Was it because Skymark had no Feed to populate their Airplanes? With an Airplane as big as the A380? If it's NOT flown in a Network? It is SURE to fail.. When Airbus came to the USA to sell that airplane they had ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?
Replies: 53
Views: 9894

Re: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?

594 has close to 100,000 hours on it, 583 has over 107,000 and Pratt engines to boot, so less likely to be a cargo conversion. The younger 2 may still have life left as passenger airframes, but i'd suspect 594 would be bought up just for its engines, as CF-6s are in high demand (*cough* Amazon *cou...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 105
Views: 4463

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

Osama Bin Ladin killed 3,000 Americans and the American government went to war. The admiral is off his rockers to think that America is scared to fight China if they sink those carriers. Communist Chinese Admirals and Generals have and do a lot of "Talking Crap". If they Believed Half of ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3449

Re: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?

A carrier task force is built to take the fight to where it is Needed. No carrier steams alone. The modern carrier Battle Group is indeed formidable.

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Upload question: Current US military registration
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Upload question: Current US military registration

Military airplanes can be identified by any Number of methods. The US Navy uses Buno Numbers The P3C's I flew on were like 157325 through 158574 in my squadron though other squadrons had earlier and Later Buno Numbers. Many of the USAF airplanes registrations seemed to start with the Year Acquired a...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27

It was a Fairchild F-27, N4903, operated by Emerald Airlines in full Emerald colors. After that it used a Go Air Viscount. I used to work with guys who flew for Emerald In CMH years ago when we all flew for Purolator Courier. Their flight out of LAX- PUB- CMH was a DC9-15F and the flight number was...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 91
Views: 15966

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

This is the reason I hate to operate trips into SFO. Another day of crazy delays as the airport reports light rain . https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwPviypU0AAcbfA.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwPviypU0AAcbfA.jpg:large Per FAA advisory, the airports hourly handling rate is down to mere 28 fli...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 105
Views: 14406

Re: 787 family future prospects

Max Q wrote:
What happened to the rumored order from UA to replace the 767 ?

That requirement can be postponed a while but it’s not going away

when Boeing killed the B787-3 that ended the replacement for the B767. when the B797 comes about? That will replace all the B767's.. And? Maybe the B777-200 as well.

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 11256

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

the 1500 mile perimeter rule from LGA is. an artificial method of forcing airlines to use JFK (what was IDL) and to keep airlines from abandoning EWR. Far as anyone knows, the rule dates from 1984. JFK and EWR didn't need protection then. I was hired in at United in 1984. That rule was in Place bef...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Fun day at SFO today. There have been departures and arrivals on both the 19s and 10s. Peak gust of 52 so far. It's going to be fun for te next 4 days, I used to work Mid shift on the Terminal for United. Winters were a Bear because it seemed like all we DID was change Tires and Brakes all winter i...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Fun day at SFO today. There have been departures and arrivals on both the 19s and 10s. Peak gust of 52 so far. It's going to be fun for te next 4 days, I used to work Mid shift on the Terminal for United. Winters were a Bear because it seemed like all we DID was change Tires and Brakes all winter i...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320ceo barking dog question
Replies: 65
Views: 6385

Re: A320ceo barking dog question

I've spent the last week flying in and out of LHR on (sadly) BA's 320. The first one was (judging from the cabin) an older 320 and the dog was barking like a pitbull on crack, the next couple were on newer aircraft (new style cabin, mood lighting etc) and no dog. I did do a search, but couldn't fin...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23197

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

So? Are they not doing so well financially? Or only in comparison to any USA based carrier? Canada had CP Air years ago and other Carriers. Like Wardair. Have they all disappeared as well?

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s
Replies: 40
Views: 9420

Re: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s

Pardon my ignorance but what is a double bogie A320? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR2oqldop_fpBALy3jDTgJsiF1ksa-zZ6mbMO_AisfKDM7htpSY Air India also did this with some B727's so they could land on unimproved runways. Years ago I worked for a company that Bought them for sp...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 34615

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

[quothete="blacksoviet"]Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500?[/quote]
No, since the A319's have more than acquitted themselves in the role the B737-522's played

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3886

Re: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018

JHwk wrote:
Stupid question I am sure, but do cargo operators use the bulk hold on the 737F's, or just main deck?

Main deck and cargo holds

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3886

Re: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018

A question on the naming - why are freighters that are converted from Boeing's passenger aircraft called Boeing Converted Freighters? Are there, or have there been any other parties that do such conversions and carry a different name? There are Bedek Aviation conversions done in Isreal and other co...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 4908

Re: A350 MTOW

Quick answer? DELTA is pretty damn Savvy in their route planning! They Know what they CAN do with the weight hey bought, And? They probably Got a DAMN GOOD Price the weight Variant They Bought! Besides? They also fly the B777 don't they? Delta doesn't make that many Mistakes.

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