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by strfyr51
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 130
Views: 19594

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

My question now that Orange County SNA market/Economy has fully recovered would it be wise for UA to resume SNA-HNL service. The rich OC people love there airport and hate LAX. Even with westbound weight restrictions they could probably make money in this economy. Sadly, it probably won't happen. I...

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by strfyr51
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM56 on DC8 Super 70s versus early A340
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: CFM56 on DC8 Super 70s versus early A340

A340 and DC-8 are two aircrafts of considerably difference in size and yet they are euipped by same amount and same type of engine. You can count? ( 4 versus 2 engines ) and rather different per engine thrust ( 22klb versus 33klb ): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFM_Inter ... 6#Variants the A340 ha...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2191

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects

I created a new topic for you. We would rather you create a new topic rather than bump old ones. Please continue the discussion here. ✈️ atcsundevil Sounds good For other's reference here's a great article on the Metro V https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1988/1988%20-%200878.html?search=...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 5845

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

falstaff wrote:
wrongwayup wrote:
now registered as N225KA


How did you figure that out?

Obviously he knows the airplane OR he went to the FAA registry

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 183
Views: 44235

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

[ngquote="A350"]Cool. I would have expected them to use it on a shorter route for the first weeks until the crew is more familiar with it and the second frame has arrived.[/quote] I think they'll have to take the airplane long range if for no other reason that to gate fit the airplane and ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 16707

Re: Delta C Series

Why would they do that there, when they can use one of their actual hubs (e.g. MSP)? NYC has a lot of RJs flying long routes that need to be replaced. JFK-MSY, DFW, IAH are good examples. MSP is perfectly fine with MD90s and A320s. Which still doesn't make all that much sense, considering that (1) ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11620

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

That's a LOT of speculation about what UA will do in as much as None of you have any Idea as to what you're talking about.. United more than likely will NOT buy the E190 or E195. so getting more E175's beyond the number we have now won't fly. We're stil getting A319's from China Southern. Adding an ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 16845

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

I'm curious to see what will happen with the E2-195. It's pax capacity is getting close to the 319, 73G, and C-series. If early customers find the same issues, it's could spell trouble. The A319 and 73G are mature designs. 'the C-series is reported to be a more robust design (I've only seen one and...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11620

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

I'm happy, 9E is a much better operation than EV and the employees are better as well. This isn't what the industry is about. When people lose jobs we don't cheer even if the jobs are going to new places. We're all pilots, mechanics, ground staff, managers, etc. regardless of our airline. We don't ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 121
Views: 13390

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

One would imagine JetBlue would do all it can to earn good reputation and win the hearts and minds of citizens and politicians at LGB since they desire to allow international flights and maybe also gain additional slots one day, but instead, now they bring more negative attention to themselves with...

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8009

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

I can see Tm's point but it makes no difference, The USA isn't going to be opened up to the ME3 in the way he wants and that's that! If they NEVER flew to the USA it would make no difference. Maybe Tim should have come in with hat in hand rather than they way he did. He screwed up in Atlanta bringin...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 23629

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

As for "is it reasonable"... Remember AA approximately 1" grounding? Just as a reminder this is what happens when when government agency goes OOC. It's a government agency doing its job. Aviation has a good safety record for a reason. People forget flying is inherently dangerous. Wha...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK A330's
Replies: 20
Views: 3541

Re: TK A330's

Hello Everyone, As I understand TK is one of the biggest operators for the A330 in the world. However I just checked and they operate the A330 in all 3 engine variants ( GE / P+W / RR ). This is unusual as most airlines keep the same engine model throughout there fleet of a specific aircraft type. ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15230

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

The niche carrier profile for AA in NYC is clearly not working. And AA is likely not even profitable in JFK-LAX/SFO. Given their average fares are only 15-20% higher than B6 and DL but AA has 60% or fewer seats/flight compared to B6 and DL, the economics either say B6 and DL are printing money or A...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 23629

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

I never knew seatbelt tags were that safety critical. I would have been more worried if the seatbelt itself was damaged, but better safe than sorry. Considering the issues AI is going through which could come at the expense of safety and maintenance, I'd say it was a good call by the FAA. It might ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 15828

Re: Delta A350 interiors

Sorry if this has been posted before, but I couldn't find anything after a brief search. Anyway, these are the interiors of Delta's first A350. That economy colour is ugly as hell though... https://twitter.com/Airline_Alex/status/894181329201491968 Some hints of red in Economy would've been nice. J...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1133
Views: 178902

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

intotheair wrote:
Who wants to bet there will be some sort of announcement from United+Airbus this month?

I'll bet there won't be

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calexit impact on on airline industry / airports
Replies: 58
Views: 2341

Re: Calexit impact on on airline industry / airports

Damn! I LIVE in Northern California, I had no Idea some dimwits want to secede !! I know Southern California wants their own state but since they get water via the Peripheral Canal and Lake Tahoe is in NORTHERN California?? They're "SOL" !! California is going NOWHERE!! Forget about it !!

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week
Replies: 38
Views: 11713

Re: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week

Possibly a stupid question I have here, but here it goes: While I understand the static wicks on the wings discharge the lightening energy (correct me if I'm wrong), I'm amazed how how the fuel doesn't somehow combust when the plane is struck. Can anyone shed any additional light on how the fuel is...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 75294

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I'm wondering if Boeing might unveil some concept images of a new MOM/797 at Paris in a couple weeks? :) You already KNOW what the B797 is in a general sense. Look at the B767-200 and B767-300 and you'll have already Seen the MoM design. Other than Technology advances the average passenger wouldn't...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 75294

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

Well we know that 797 will be a twin aisle so we can stop with the "its impossible for a twin aisle to compete with a single one" posts. Boeing has apparently found a way. And JL has found some new religion, after stating the A321 was the perfect MOM. Still think this 797 will be strongly...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Happened To Stol Airliners?
Replies: 21
Views: 10475

Re: What Happened To Stol Airliners?

I remember as a kid back in the '80s reading aviation magazines and seeing article after article about STOL airliners. It seems like operating transport-category airplanes out of short strips was a huge deal, and people saw it as the future of commercial aviation. There were lots of new airplanes, ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 7736

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

On 19 December, 2000, the Airbus board of directors decided to invest in the A380. Suppose instead they decide to invest in some other program. What *should* they have invested in? And could you have known then? You have about €20 Bn to invest. I'll take it one step further: They shouldn't have inv...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321 sharklet retrofit?
Replies: 19
Views: 4325

Re: American A321 sharklet retrofit?

AA errr US errr HP is cheap. Won't happen. I think the average regular customer would just like AA to spend the $ to bring commonality to the fleet - and not just ex-US 321's. There are (3) versions of the CRJ9, half the CRJ7's have 6 first class seats, the other half 9. It's a real United Nations ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 8374

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

What "major international airline" is still flying Q300s? Air Canada and Qantas immediately come to mind. Since they referenced "overseas" I believe in the article, I'm guessing QantasLink would be a good guess. Generally this is taken care of by a contract that has the airline ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8289

Re: UA 77W at ONT

why all the Speculation? Airframes are used for commercials pretty regularly, This airframe isn't even in revenue service yet. No better time for it to be a commercial. When it goes into revenue service? Getting it for a commercial would REALLY be a pain!!

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 7272

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

It is often strange to see how airlines work. They ended with chartering an A380 from Emirates anyway. Do it straight away, you have less cost overall and reasonable satisfied customers. So How would a passenger even KNOW if EK even had an A380 available FOR Charter?? You're Certainly NOT going to ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 32635

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Hey everyone. Saw this posted on Leeham. https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/21/lufthansa-cancels-14-777-9s-caution-overhangs-program/#more-24239 Can't say I did not see this coming. Boeing should not have moved ahead with the 777X, IMHO... Boeing shouldn't field the airplane??. If Airbus can Field the ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190
Replies: 28
Views: 13668

Re: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190

xdlx wrote:
Just Learned the ENVOY 175 where ordered WITHOUT "Yaw Damper" Option. Sure those F/A in the 2nd jumpseat must ENJOY IT after 4 legs.....

I don't think the Yaw Damper is an option. Id be darn surprised if it were

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190
Replies: 28
Views: 13668

Re: RE: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190

Quoting N353SK (Reply 1):Yaw Damp inop maybe? If I'm not mistaken, most modern jets are unable to dispatch without a functioning yaw damper, since it combats Dutch roll. I would consider this unlikely for your particular flight. I've also heard murmurs from older forum posts where members have had ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger

Why would it?? This guy was a Dimwit. He deserves to NEVER be able to fly commercially again

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisville execs team up to help fund nonstop flights to Boston, Los Angeles
Replies: 22
Views: 3840

Re: Louisville execs team up to help fund nonstop flights to Boston, Los Angeles

Won't be UA on BOS-SDF I would bet a lot of money on it. The market fluctuates around 100 pdew too. I only see BOS SDF with a TAG via ORD, EWR or IAD on UA..What have the loads been lately?? if SDF got a non-stop to LAX?? wherever that plane originated from??? It might be LOADED with employees on a...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 14546

Re: US airline hub closures

I think the future growth for American Airlines and possibly even United Airlines will be in smaller focus cities small and little hubs. Delta is by means of needs doing this. AA and UA will catch on. Maybe, but I'm skeptical. It's hard to imagine which markets would be profitable as "smaller ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 76
Views: 15643

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

There is currently no way around the 49% ownership rules. The only way Etihad could circumvent that, would be by starting an EU based company, with directors of EU nationality, and prove to the authorities the BoD have full autonomy without interference from Abu Dhabi. Good luck with that.[] 49% or...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 241
Views: 34193

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

The A319s don't fit all that well into Alaska's model to start with. But I'm surprised about the A320s. I'd think 53 of those, configured Virgin America-style, would be exactly right for their large-airport West Coast operations. Assuming Virgin America has been maintaining the frames up to the usu...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9713

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

I'm curious which TATL routes Norwegian could go after next. They seem to be they are nicely filling voids between city pais that are either under served or not served at all. Off the top of my head I'm thinking Bay Area (SFO or OAK) to FCO or MXP DEN-ZRH IAH-ZRH IAH-FCO or MXP Thoughts?? No way wi...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 241
Views: 34193

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Nothing surprising. Keep in mind the script could flip on any given day. AS's loyalty could go out the window just as fast a Tilden. Exactly, and this was script to Seattle business leaders. Of course Alaska is going to tell other businesses that probably do business with Boeing that they want Boei...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 143
Views: 20846

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

When airlines adopted 10 abreast Y for the 777-300ER, the 747-8i's niche market shrunk to just a very tiny piece of the market. When Boeing launched the 777-9, the market for the 747-8i disappeared completely. It will probably disappear from Boeing's website/pricelist soon. I hope the freighter mar...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ICN unreachable by car?
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

Re: ICN unreachable by car?

A friend of mine today said that ICN is not reachable by car. Any route planner said there are no routes possible between the airport and the city. Is this true? I can't imagine such a large airport not having a road connection. That's not true, I've taken a bus and been driven to ICN from Seoul It...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15649

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

I've had the privilege of being in lots of flights (flying out of PHL and BWI sees alot out of Dover) carrying remains of fallen military members, and the requests is to remain seated until the the escort has left the plane. I usually try to depart as soon as possible so I can salute from the windo...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23180

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

His comments might not be politically correct, but he does have valid point. Ultimately, airlines are a service industry, but the US because of various reasons (union contracts, labor laws, etc) has fallen in a trap of carrying indeed an older, and yes lets be honest often less enthused FA work for...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 8575

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

Released on the 25th anniversary of the first Open Skies agreement signed by the US, the objective of the study by Campbell-Hill Aviation Group was to quantify the annual economic impact Emirates has on the US economy. The report attributed that EK supported more than 104,000 American jobs and cont...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 7984

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

it's a bu;b seal. no it should Not be loose but it will not cause harm and it won't Jam the flap It should be fixed but unless somebody reports it to the captain? How then would he know to write it up?

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 81760

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Here's a question. Did Boeing EVER build an airplane Model as a response to Airbus?? The B737 was updated to "Near" Modern Standards, The B767 was a LONG favorite if many leading airlines worldwide The B777 was a proven winner from Day One and the B747 will be highly revered in it's later ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 81760

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

JerseyFlyer wrote:
This would kill the 737 MAX, at least the larger versions.


Why would it?? the B757 Complimented the B767.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 49468

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

KarelXWB wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Nice launch order. Did they announce which ones yet? Are they conversions or real new orders?


Orders will be announced later this week. Expect a mix of conversions and new orders.


If I'm not mistaken? United ordered 66 of those beasts..... and they'll still be looking at the B797

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Demanding Engine Regime: Takeoff or Top of Climb?
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Most Demanding Engine Regime: Takeoff or Top of Climb?

Takeoff Thrust has to be the most taxing regime on a jet engine which is why Takeoff Thrust is limited duration., Ive run into crews who advocated maintaining takeoff thrust and only reducing it to remain below temp limits until top of climb but those who tried it? No Longer work in the Airline indu...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 123
Views: 28401

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

the dash 300's and 500's have got to be getting Long in the tooth necessitating more repairs and the upcoming AD Note for center tank nitrogen inerting.
That alone would seem to spell Doom for all non modified airplanes. Which could be why WN hasn't yet started Hawaii Service.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 9886

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Why is there an oddball serial number in the UA fleet: N105UA 26473/985 Boeing 747-451? All the others are 747-422. Airfleets said that UA have operated the plane from new - was initially intended for someone else? Originally destined for NW but not taken up, hence the -451 code. -Rowen United actu...

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