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by strfyr51
Sat May 26, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 39
Views: 4098

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

I thought there was a 727 re-engine program?!? I mean sorta there was, they put a couple MD80 engines on the back of it. That’s as good as it’s gonna get. There Was a Re-engining program created by VALSAN. Where they removed the #1 & #3 JT8D 7/9/15 or -17 and replaced them with the -217 or -219...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 39
Views: 4098

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

I could be wrong, but I think Iran Aseman Airlines is probably the last operator of regular B727 passenger service. Their aircraft fly from Tehran Mehrabad and other Iranian cities domestic and international services. There are still a number of operators in Latin America and Africa who fly them in...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 26, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 162
Views: 19387

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I find this forum to be pretty fair. Both top OEMs have had triumphs and also humbling failures. Airbus A320 family has led the industry for decades and still does. A330 is meaningfully superior to 767 in every way I know except trip cost. A350 is little discussed only because it has been such an u...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 26, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of C/D-checks on 737-200 and 737-300
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Cost of C/D-checks on 737-200 and 737-300

Hi there! We come from the rotorcraft world, so excuse our ignorance, and we tried searching to no avail for recent prices. We are trying to get a rough estimate on how much it would cost to complete a C-Check on a Boeing 737-300, and a D-Check on a 737-200. Would appreciate any guidance! The Check...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 26, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 61
Views: 6864

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

ahhhh.... these are the days. another opportunity for the rabid anti-UA, anti-US3 members to demonstrate their wisdom, with nary a fact at all. I can play this game, too. Gentleman traveller suffers acute bout of abdominal pain. Gentleman is/was rather overweight, as evidenced by "gastric bypa...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 25, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: A310 - too early?

Maybe....slap some new engines on it, redesign the wings/tail/horizontal stabilizer, change up the cross section a bit, shorten or lengthen the fuselage, switch out the cockpit and nose section, add entirely new landing gears, and voila! A310-800neo-8. Will compete nicely with the upcoming 757-800M...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 61
Views: 6864

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

This incident was two years ago, and this is the first I've heard of it. Looks like by and large other media outlets haven't picked this up yet, and the media loves to trash airlines (esp UA). I'd like to hear UA's version of events. I highly doubt they wouldn't have consulted their ground medical ...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 25, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

LX015 wrote:
I assume its quite small, but I may be wrong. Does anyone think a bass guitar would fit in an overhead bin or should i expect to check it?

unless it's a Fender mustang? check it! I couldn't even take my Fender Precision on a mainline flight,

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by strfyr51
Thu May 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 116
Views: 22235

Re: The future of Etihad

I see nothing wrong with the Middle East Airline's business model. However?? their execution? Needs some WORK!! Did they thnk for one minute they cound come in and just run roughshod anyplace they wanted to fly with A380's and Nobody was going to care?? Or?? that they could sub an A380 for a B777 an...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14076

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

So I’ve just come off a DL A320 that’s approaching 25 years old. The interior was completely brand new and had full IFE and WiFi. If I hadn’t checked the tail number I would of thought the plane was brand new. This seems a bit wasteful when there surely can’t be much life left in that airframe? Why...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 127
Views: 17804

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

the A350 and the B787 are differentas night and day, The B787 has bleedless all electric systems. While the A350 has the standard Engine Bleed Air cycle machine pressurization of the A330 and earlier airplanes which is why the B787 will be much more efficient in fuel costs and Engine's Serviceable l...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 22, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?

The B767-200 had JT9D7R4D's and CF6's on them The B747 late -200's had JT9D7R4G's and the CF6-80's the core engine was the same but the Bleeds were configured diferently for each airplane. The Big changes came with the later CF6's and the PW4000's. I hardly ever worked on the GE's but it was a highl...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 93
Views: 13451

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

They will run out of hours/cycles/parts/profitability eventually and I expect there won't be a replacement. 7F/4N/5T have mostly moved to newer 737s and both ATR and Dash aircraft. There are minimal routes/frequencies flown now by the 732s. The B737 is NOT life limited on the Airframe Nor the Engin...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6806

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

It Appears that Horizon is being put into place to support the secondary cities on the West Coast so that AS can saturate the major cities. Especially now that they've settled on the E175's. Just wondering though, Were the Airplanes Delivered CAT1 Only? UAX's E175's were delivered CAT3 capable. That...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9289

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

A passenger doesn't have to buy a seat for a service dog. Choice of a Great Dane may be ... unfortunate. Carriers can exclude animals that are too big. Other people's problems - allergies, 'uncomfortable' - can't be used as a reason to exclude passenger and service animal. Punching a pregnant woman...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9289

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Before I completely condemn the man, I need to know if the great dane had its own seat or not. I would be extremely pissed if I had to share my already extremely small space (this is F9 after all!) with a 150 lb animal on 4.5 hour flight. There is no excuse for punching the woman however... The que...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Differential 787 vs 777X
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Re: Weight Differential 787 vs 777X

Boeing having made the decision to stick with an Al fuselage and Al/Ti wingbox, what weight penalty did this incur versus a all composite (787 type) design? Why not Al/Li fuselage? Ivan Composites are "better" than Al/Li, but you can't just replace aluminum with composites. The two materi...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 5813

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

"The 350 automatically motors the engine if the temperature is high. However if the EGT is over 700 you're not permitted to start it." If the EGT is over 700 degrees C on a shutdown engine I would suggest you have a bigger problem than not being able to start it. Can anybody provide a man...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 overheard panel
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: 737 overheard panel

All 737 Classics (100/200) and New Gens (300/400/500) delivered with both colors except the Australians. NG and MAX as well! At United all of our B737-322's and -522's were delivered with the same colored Panels originally. Unce they started getting replaced? The Grey's might have come back differe...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Ramp Maintenance

Sounds like apu servicing to me also. All sorts of work can get done outside. I've done a lot of 'A' checks outside on remote ramp or even sitting at a overnight gate. That includes things like oil filter changes, gear lube, and even flight control lubes. I've seen entire engine changes done outsid...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4502

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

From the late 60s to late 70s National Airlines became an all-jet airline with the DC-8, 727, DC-10 and even B-747 with transatlantic flights between Miami (MIA) & London (LHR). Why the airline never even consider entering the Hawaiian market prior to the Pan Am acquisition? Because of the CAB ...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225

If the An-225 were to get new engines that are more efficient than the current D-18T's, which one of today's engines would be suitable? Could it use four larger engines instead of the six? I'm imagining four Trent 895/Trent XWB-97, GE90-94B/upsized GEnx, or PW4090/4098 or something based on the PW1...

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by strfyr51
Tue May 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 9980

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

downdata wrote:
The EU is not Canada, they have more than enough trade firepower to retaliate...

And do What Exactly?? Not fly to the USA?

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by strfyr51
Mon May 14, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6368

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

Does it matter? I am not sure why women need help and promotions to entice them to enter professions if they are truly equal and just as capable as men. this seems to imply that anything that employs more men is "BAD" with no rational as to why, apart from the typical - "Men are Bad&...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 overheard panel
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: 737 overheard panel

Why are different sections of the forward overhead panel on the 737 colored in different shades ? Some of them are very light and others are grey That's a B737-300 series, Those mismatched paint panels are more than likely (Highly unlikely) NOT to be the original panels the airplane was delivered w...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 127
Views: 17804

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

All depends upon where you sit, but from my experience, the 350 is quieter than the 788 if sitting forward of the engines. And it could be especially if you look at the distance from the fuselage where the engines are mounted on the A350 Vs the B787. But! take note of the Range with full tanks of t...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 3980

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

They're flying within the ETOPS limits they have . Do the 3332's have a 240 min ETOPS limit??

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by strfyr51
Sat May 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-32 replacement
Replies: 37
Views: 4748

Re: VC-32 replacement

Honestly I think that is a waste of money, the 757 is not that old it is basically the same generation aircraft as the 767. It also shares the same type rating and many parts. Keep it flying for a couple of more years and buy a newer generation aircraft like the 787 or 797 I coulds really see the B...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 12, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28493

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus needs this order, they need united to test the mighty a330, i bet they will pitch it at a low price to get a deal Airbus will HAVE to low ball the sale price if they want the order Especially because they can't offer the GE Engine, They won't have the range of the B787 and might not fit into...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 12, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7096

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Galwayman wrote:
Here we go again, USA bullying it’s competition in international trade .....

They want to fly to the USA? Then pony up! Don't act like you've got the rights as you DON'T!
The EU might not say or do anything, But! Where do you think the US3 GOT their information??

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by strfyr51
Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2716

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

Samrnpage wrote:
Well planes would have more room to take off and land, resulting in potential larger aircraft and potential routes to further away destinations.

It would also allow more freight tonage to be uplifted rather than have to transship via HNL.

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by strfyr51
Fri May 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8296

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

Let see what will the US do to Bombardier if Bombardier do the same and how will Bombardier cope with it. => That thread title is really misleading! We definitely can't pretend that BBD is attempting to circumvent the sanctions. This is all speculations from an outside commentator - an UQAM teacher...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 11, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what is hung start at afterburning engine
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: what is hung start at afterburning engine

1. hung start at afterburning engine is rpm is no increase to idle, EGT does not rise to the limit.. but according to my research, EGT increases slowly in hung start.. (with rpm hangs at sub-idle..) I wonder why the afterburning engine does not increase to limit.. you don't start using he Afterburn...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance at HOU
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: UA Maintenance at HOU

It was interesting to see upon landing in HOU, that there were 5 737s parked by UA hanger (hangers maybe) by RWY 35. Was wondering if UA ran out of space at IAH to do maintenance of their smaller birds or are they wanting to primarily focus on their wide bodies out of IAH? Was interesting to see. H...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 127
Views: 17804

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

The posters here need to understand that the noise in the aircraft is highly dependant on your location in the plane. If you sat in the front of a 787 and just behind the engine of an A350, the A350 is going to sound louder. Obviously Airbus would take the time to standardize their testing methods....

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by strfyr51
Fri May 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7471

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

WN doesn't need to do well to hurt AS and HA a lot. Just their mere presence will lower AS and HA yield significantly in these markets. A route that's making 5 or 10 million a year could become break even with an additional competitor doubling the capacity. Especially out of OAK/SMF, where WN is re...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17549

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

LX015 wrote:
With so much white, it looks like a wet lease temporary re-paint.



It looks clean, fresh. and easy to maintain. Not much new under the sun for a paint scheme.

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7471

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

why does everyone seem to think WN is going to do very well to Hawai'i?? With the zillions of frequent flier mileage pax they have, it is a no brainier that their flights will be full. I doubt many are questioning whether it'd be full. The question is where it'd be (1) profitable and (2) whether th...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7471

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

I would not be surprised. Look the idea of JetBlue and organic growth ended when they tried to buy VA. They are obviously open to something. Before anyone says the last thing we need is more mergers that’s almost exactly what we need. The government let the big guys get way to big and to compete th...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8296

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

I am going to try my best not to go political here.... But... I cant!! This is absolute garbage! So many people lose out here, and it just seems like old fashioned bullying to me. Let's just put the nuke issue to the side. Iran still has commercial aviation, and I believe it is absolutely disgustin...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: WN flight diverts to DFW

I've seen WN airplanes In the UAL hangars ar SFO, ORD and DEN. so Not that's not very remarkable that they might land at DFW with a problem.
Lord knows there's plenty of help there if they need it.

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7471

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

why does everyone seem to think WN is going to do very well to Hawai'i?? I don't particularly think WN is going to do "very well," but I think they will hurt AS to some extent. And WN has more resources to take a loss in HI in order to harm AS. WN doesn't need to do well to hurt AS and HA...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

Bear with me. KEF has enjoyed huge success as a Trans-Atlantic connecting point between Europe and North America. WOW Air and Icelandair have grown exponentially in the last few years connecting people across the pond. Alaska may not be interested now, but after seeing the success that WOW and Icel...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Avianca have US registration?
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

Re: Why does Avianca have US registration?

Many times the Airplane's owners might require US registration to make the Airplane more saleable at the end of the lease. Also? They may be using a USA major's Maintenance program.

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by strfyr51
Tue May 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 8966

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

This is all initial basing this may or may Not be how it is in a year or so. Marketing decides things at United and with Europe being a damn big market ? It stande to reason they might choose EWR for the east coast B787-10 base. I would NOT cast that decision in stone though. But!!!! It's a pretty g...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft mechanic vs Aircraft maintenance planner
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Aircraft mechanic vs Aircraft maintenance planner

Hello guys, If some got a chance to join an airline as an aircraft mechanic or aircraft maintenance planeer what will be the beat to choose? Any pros and cons in two careers. Salary will be same for both during first few years. Any kind of comments are highly appreciated. Regards, Skywalker92 If yo...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft equipment when it goes to the desert/maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Aircraft equipment when it goes to the desert/maintenance

Hello all, As we know, aircraft are often going out of airline service for several reasons. These include sent to the desert for storage, and to maintenance facilities for mx or to be used for parts. Some of these birds will stay at these locations for some time, while others never return. Others w...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5512

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

Airbus is not doomed but Airbus will be weaker without Leahy. Look at what happened to AA when Bob Crandall left. Companies go up and down according to their leadership. Airbus is on a down cycle now, but it doesn't mean they won't go on an up cycle again in the future. However, some companies like...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4371

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

Where does UA fly it's domestic 777s? I'm thinking just the hubs Where did UA fly it's DC-10s back in the mid-70s? Well, the hubs: DEN SFO LAX ORD Also, semi hubs of PIT,CLE Also, airports like BOS, LGA, BUF, HNL,TPA SEA, EWR and into the 80s, MCO PBI, FLL, MIA? I know there are less planes...but I...

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by strfyr51
Sat May 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16390

Re: WestJet and the 787

With Ed Sims now in the mix at WestJet - there is an chance we could see WestJet try YVR-AKL/SYD? Ed Sims will know allot of insight on the cross pacific market and will know how well NZ does on YVR-AKL for this NW coming NZ will increase YVR to 10x weekly with an 77E. Its really an route that is i...

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