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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 59983

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

It will be, if Boeing achieves what they said they are aiming for. Massively cheaper composite structure construction will be a revolution and if they achieve it the first victim will be the 787... Beyond what they say: will they finally match up to Airbus in working plastics? The 787 was an beyond...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why MRJ-90STD and ERJ-190STD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: Why MRJ-90STD and ERJ-190STD?

Maybe STD means Standard Range or STD seating capacity (90?) or STD Engine power range? There's a Lot they could imply as STD. Including Price.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 59983

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I am laughing at Leahy's comment on 240 seats on a narrowbody. How many airlines are lining up for this really bad option for the consumer. Boarding and deplaning would take forever thereby damaging operating times. Take a wide body like a B767 type over a narrowbody that long. This plane would be ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 180
Views: 22227

Re: The Mighty 757

Flew a UA 753 from SFO to DCA back in mid May. Was my first 753 journey. Wow, it feels like a long plane. Deplaning from the rear is a PITA and perhaps the longest deplaning I've ever experienced. That said, when the throttles were put all the way forward on the SFO parallels, it still felt like we...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 59983

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

[quote="cosyr"]I think the problem is that the 787, being smaller than the 777, really risks cannibalization with MoM and NSA. Back in the 90's when the 777 was introduced along with the 737NG, Boeing had a very compelling line up from 73G/738 then 757 then 763 then 772 (and then 744 if yo...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26285

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

most of maintenance knows we'll either be getting the A350 or a bunch of A321's. As the B747's and B757's wind down it will take 1 controller per shift to cover them but we're adding 1 controller per shift to the Airbus desk which indicates to me that we might be in line to transition to the A321 t...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ads from company fighting for passenger rights banned from YUL, YYZ
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Ads from company fighting for passenger rights banned from YUL, YYZ

Are you kidding?? They would NEVER have an ad posted like that in the States because all you're asking FOR is a fraud scam.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 59
Views: 2165

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

fr8mech I am guessing this also reduces workload on the maintenance control centre right as a lot of the smaller issues can easily be dealt with locally by the engineer and allow for a quicker resolution. As I am not fully familiar with the FAA to EASA conversions for Engineers and Mechs, are the M...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26285

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

The 4 additional 77W's will bring UA's fleet up to 18 which casts doubt on whether UA will take delivery of all 35 A35J's currently on order. At the beginning of the fleet review process there was an executive who was question by employees over the Bloomberg article and he told employees at WHQ he ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26285

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

The 4 additional 77W's will bring UA's fleet up to 18 which casts doubt on whether UA will take delivery of all 35 A35J's currently on order. At the beginning of the fleet review process there was an executive who was question by employees over the Bloomberg article and he told employees at WHQ he ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone explain to me what this CDU is?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Can anyone explain to me what this CDU is?

mmo wrote:
Litton 92 INS with Bendix PMS system installed.

more like the Litton 72 the heads were different

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 59983

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

Seems some here think that the "MoM" is a well-defined machine, and all that remains is to sell some and build it! I still have no solid view of what Boeing's current MoM is, and whether it is actually being trundled around the world's airlines as we speak No-one can address with any conf...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 59983

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

He recalled that Walt Gillette, the lead engineer on the development of the 787, used to say that Boeing’s first carbon-fiber composite airplane would be the most inefficient and heaviest composite jet that the company would ever build. “How right he was,” said Delaney. “People don’t understand the...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Powered by an auto V-8-- when? How many?
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Powered by an auto V-8-- when? How many?

have a look at the ORENDA OE-600. It started as the Thunder V-600 that started with the 350ci aluminum block V8.. They guys developing the engine ran out of money and sold the design to Orenda where if is today. Their aim was to re-engine the Turbo commander and the Merlin powered by the Garret (Air...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-32 replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 2883

Re: VC-32 replacement

"Tight' in the cabin? What do you expect for this kind of mission?. I to have been on these aircraft along the 747 and don't recall any cramped quarters.The C46 avionics suite is not like any existing 767, and doubt that the pilot and maintenance training would provide much cost savings either...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 39
Views: 4888

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

M564038 wrote:
I'm still wondering where BDL is. Is it really that hard to just write the city name?


Hartford Ct. Bradley Field
You're on an Airline based Web Site.
Maybe you could just Google it??

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 8795

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

I find it amazing that ANYBODY who is darker than White claims to be BLACK!! And when they act like Buttwipes !! Everybody assumes we who are Black?!?
Identify with them! Not Everybody Who Looks Black? Are Black! Many of these "Buttwipes" Even Black People Don't like.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16355

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

scotron11 wrote:
Article also says possible merger between EK and FlyDubai, which is a government owned airline. Wonder how that would go down with the US3

Why would the USA Majors even Care??

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-32 replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 2883

Re: VC-32 replacement

Since the New Air-Force Tankers are based on the B767?? It would Seem "Cost Efficient" to base the new VIP's on the same airframe. The C32 seems "Tight" in the Cabin (I've been on board the airplane.) A B767 based transport would be a seemingly better fit and provide commonality ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10115

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I doubt the CRJ in its current form will garner many more orders. If any. Airlines like OO are dropping 700s from United to pick up 175s. Granted those 700s have found homes at AA and Delta(?). But they are not new builds. Passengers enjoy the 175 much more and they often don't realize they are fly...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?
Replies: 119
Views: 21645

Re: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?

From all I've seen and read, the MD-11 just had TOO many aerodynamic compromises. It needed a new wing for better balance and cruise range aside from the fact on Takeoff it was always close to the balance Point. I saw some pilots and techs give it praise, but it had too many compromises to outsell a...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 107062

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Don't do it !! Still won't match the A321 in performance or efficiency, The landing gear sounds kluged. Will not have much compatibility with other 737-MAX versions. Save the bullets for a 200-250 passenger all new aircraft for the 2025 timeframe. For Airlines that already fly the B737? They would ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 5261

Re: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?

Well these are different times, the bigger issue is where were these engineers who have come up the 10 model, were they under a rock somewhere when the 900ER was taking flak and the MAX 9 getting little to no traction while the A321 was going leaps and bounds? I really think this needs to be resolv...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 15997

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

Which was either a visionary move or an idiotic one. Only time will tell. What choice did they have, other than to cede presence in the 2nd largest market on this side of the planet? AA had already clearly cast its lot WN expanding internationally UA announcing that it'll come back in, in a big way...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 13656

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

As much as I enjoyed the Rhapsody in Blue Paint job? Rebranding ? Is a waste of time and money at this point to rebrand. In a few years maybe, but the interiors are not all complete from the LAST rebrand. So? Rebranding and "changing Horses in the middle of the stream" seems to be a waste ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 34066

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

At United the A350-1000 will make it's bones against the B777-200ER, -300ER the B787-9, and -10, We'll get to see in Real time "Who does what to Whom" In performance Range and reliability. Standby,, because the "Fun is just about to BEGIN" . Unfortunately? I'll have to keep Abrea...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 878
Views: 132861

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

They could just as easily replace the p.s. fleet with the new domestic 772s now that they're going lie flat F, or potentially even 739s (although I wonder how profitably they could fly in a low density config). I don't think the domestic 772s on p.s. routes is a very good idea. Sure, the seats are ...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 20288

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

Agreed. Keeping the A321s makes a lot of sense. If they perform well, expect AS to order more, perhaps even A321neoLR to try longer routes to Europe and South America. Not from their hubs... The A321LR is ill suited for a west coast airline. As polot said, the A321LR won't make sense, from the west...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anonymous Delta Employee: PAX and Crew Are in This Together.
Replies: 26
Views: 6894

Re: Anonymous Delta Employee: PAX and Crew R in This Together.

This article is pure rubbish and riddled with inaccuracies. It's rabble rousing for unionization that has repeatedly been voted down by Delta's workers. Who are the best paid and best treated in the industry. Everyone else wants the Delta package. What are you talking about?!?! Delta has one of the...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 29, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 52
Views: 8748

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

would it seem ok had they charged him with attempted MASS Murder and given him LIFE?!? NOBODY needs a cigarette that badly!!
Take some "Nicoban" ora Patch or something!

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by strfyr51
Mon May 29, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 3858

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

For me personally, I would hope Bahamasair reaches Los Angeles. It would be a nice option to have. My best friend in New York meets me there every year for our annual island retreat. I think Hawaii is so overrated these days, so I'm going to propose a trip to the Marquesas Islands for our next isla...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU testing GTCP36-280
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: APU testing GTCP36-280

Have you contacted Honeywell? Seems to me, they would be your best source for technical documents and support. Not to be a wet blanket, but unless if they have some kind of formal relationship with Honeywell, they are likely to get stonewalled due to proprietary information/liability concerns. I wo...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 51371

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

You forgot to mention that PD-14 has less diameter size 1.9 comparing to 2.1 of PW1400G, so it has less weight and less drag. PD-14 weight: 3780kg PW1400G weight: 3800kg not much difference. Why? becouse 2 things: 1. First of all PW use gearbox, and it's fan rotates slowly, therefore blades are tur...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 51371

Re: RE: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

New aircraft type designed to compete with the 737/A320 rolls out, and not much interest on a.net . An airline announces a new route, or picks up a few more gates - threads blows up. Logic not found   When and IF the Airplane gets certified by the FAA and EASA? Then there will be MUCH to talk about...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 28, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 6748

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

This is just a publicity stunt by UA. They are going to get them to pony up the money and then abandon the hub. That has been the plan all along what are you smoking?? How long has UAL been at IAD?? Why would we abandon it?? IAD has been a Hub for most of my 33+ years at United. We flew DC10's ther...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 60
Views: 11693

Re: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine

Probably just a hangar queen. I'm sure Delta would scrap it if it was economical to do so but it's probably making more money flying around with an engine having issues than if they didn't have an extra A330-200. Hell !! Now you're pushing it !! Nobody is going to scrap an airplane because the engi...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 138
Views: 10486

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

We all saw what UA does to get seats for its employees, so that's a poor indicator. Just ask Dr. Dao. I'm aware procedures are changing, but my point is that UA bumps passengers to make space for y'all, which means the seat you get isn't necessarily the same as the seat normal people can grab Not a...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 6748

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

I work for United and that IAD terminal IS a dump ! Compared to Terminal A and B?? We Need a new "state of the art" Terminal
The revenue generation could be Huge with the right amenities.

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by strfyr51
Sat May 27, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 7000

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

the B767-400 is closer to the B777-200 than the B767-200 or -300 in cockpit layout and avionics package. CO could have waited a few months and ordered the B777-200a if they wanted a DC10 replacement.

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by strfyr51
Sat May 20, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines using the same engine on different widebodies
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: Airlines using the same engine on different widebodies

United flew the PW4000 on both the B747-422 and B767-322, We did interchange engines. We did not interchange engines wih the B747-222 and the B767-222's they were both JT9D-7R4 But one was the 7R4D, and the other was the 7R4G. I guess the idea didn't occur while we had that series of Airplane/Engine...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 20, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 126
Views: 33777

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

On a grander scale, reminds me of TWA at JFK when they decided to grow to the Caribbean. Too little too late. Why would UA now decide to build up LAX after years of decline? To compete with 2 other airlines? They have a giant, uncontested hub up the road and will maintain an O and D-based (sans JFK...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 20, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline
Replies: 17
Views: 4685

Re: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline

What advantages do these stand alone companies provide compared to being part of the main airline? Not a thing!! The maintenance is the same if not more, the piloting is the same if not more expensive, the ground handling is the same, There's No real advantage unless you can get crews, ground handl...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5776

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

mwell?? Why wouldn't it work?? Stupider thing have been tried. the BAE 146 was reliable though I'm not sure who still services that engine anymore or where you'd procure a suitable parts stash.to support that airplane. I'm retiring soon and that might be worth a look for the adventure of it. I love ...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?
Replies: 29
Views: 2160

Re: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?

Hi didn't say they did, just indicated that one cannot run the packs and start the engines at the same time. On the B787 it makes no difference, there's no real interface, I started the engines with the packs running when I went to training, the engines started just fine though I was looking for th...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?
Replies: 29
Views: 2160

Re: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?

BravoOne wrote:
Can't recall at this moment but I believe we can start the 787 with the CACs running?

The B787 starters are electric. there is no bleed air starting

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by strfyr51
Thu May 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Baggage is the Airline's Problem
Replies: 38
Views: 2603

Re: Cabin Baggage is the Airline's Problem

A passenger on most airlines are entitled to a carryon and another small bag. If you get on board and there is no place for the carryon it is the flight crews' responsibility to find a place. The passenger has no resources at that point to solve the problem. It is NOT the cabin crew's responsibilit...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaii to mainland, Tailwinds or Headwinds
Replies: 18
Views: 3848

Re: Hawaii to mainland, Tailwinds or Headwinds

The "Prevailing Westerlies" flow West to east, You're flying in to the wind going west and you have a tail wind flying east. And?? The tailwind could be quite stiff. at United we had a B777 land at SFO sometime back with nearly 90K fuel on board as they had 128 kts of tail wind across the ...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 17, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8591

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

the A321 could be an order in Lieu of the A350 but seriously. I do doubt that Both will ever be on the property at the same time

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by strfyr51
Wed May 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8591

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

I was in a meeting where Kirby did say the 321 was now of definite interest to United and also confirmed the 330 was a no go and he was not too enthusiastic about the 350 since we had the larger 777s on the way. To those who think there is no plan, perhaps they prefer to not be showing their hand u...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8591

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

Highly doubt a C Series order will ever be placed. Used A319s and 737s are cheaper to acquire, and with the large fleet commonality will be cheaper to integrate and likely operate if oil prices remain stable. But used 319s and 737s will not allow further expansion of the 76-seat fleet, which is nee...

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