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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: 31
Views: 2089

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: 6
Views: 305

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: 183
Views: 36958

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: 183
Views: 36958

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: 53
Views: 4822

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: 50
Views: 8936

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: 131
Views: 8389

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: 53
Views: 4822

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: 6743

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: 1180

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: 103
Views: 26041

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: 4625

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: 5498

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: 2064

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: 2064

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: 36
Views: 2205

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: 3639

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: 8481

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: 8481

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: 8481

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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by strfyr51
Wed May 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 3446

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

A small price for more safety. "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" -Benjamin Franklin EXACTLY!. All that you say and quote is good rhetoric. However! None of you lost anybody during 9-11 and None of you did...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 14, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MoM routes
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

Re: Possible MoM routes

The MoM airplane will be a Hi-Tech Fly by Wire update of the B767-300. That feels slightly too big; shoot for a narrowbody with L1 or L2 boarding, mid-cabin lavs, 4500-5500nm range, and coming in with about 225-235 customers in two class layout and I think you're there. You're thinking of passenger...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 14, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4302

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Unions were badly needed back in the '30's and '40's when there weren't any labour laws. In today's society, unions do nothing but increase costs. In Canada, socialism is dying. Socialist governments do nothing but suck on union teets, causing increased costs and deficits. I love Westjet! Unfortuna...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 14, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MoM routes
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

Re: Possible MoM routes

The MoM airplane will be a Hi-Tech Fly by Wire update of the B767-300. It might have a little larger wing due to Boeing's new CFRP wing (Carbon Fiber) with a 4K-5K Nmi range to stay below the B787-8 or B787-9 range and to allow it to take a High Number of landings over it's lifetime (50,000 total la...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16985

Re: Yet ANOTHER UA story...gate agent wont allow Segway

TheGeordielad wrote:
Don't most airlines not allow segways anyway?


No there's even some Emergency Equipment We can't ship to an airplane that's life saving equipment On the airplane.
Because it carries Lithium-ion Batteries.

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by strfyr51
Fri May 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15680

Re: United's future International Expansion

With the International "A" concourse expanding in DEN to handle more widebodies: DEN - LHR, DEN - CDG, DEN - ZRH With Norwegian adding DEN-LGW, I can't see UA flying DEN-LHR, except perhaps seasonally. I could see a seasonal DEN-CDG though. ZRH doesn't have the O&D Traffic and if you'...

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by strfyr51
Thu May 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28510

Re: Us Considers Cabin Electronics Ban on Flights from the UK & EU

If there's a ban, there's a ban. After liquids ban, you and the flying public will adjust to anything. And they'll still keep coming to the US Sounds awful but it is true. How wrong you are. I will not be told what I can & cannot take into an a/c cabin. I cannot buy insurance for electronics in...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 54
Views: 16875

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

I hope that gear goes back to France for a thorough examination. Was this gear made by Safaran / Messier Doughty? A strut shattering like that on landing can have very bad results and could be deadly. United was lucky that this happened at the gate and not on touchdown. I wouldn't be surprised if s...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical stop duration
Replies: 27
Views: 2441

Re: Technical stop duration

As mentioned above says, 3 hours is long. For a longhaul widebody, 80-90 minutes is plenty. Certainly in many cases it is longer due to the nature of the timetable, but we don't need 3 hours. Here's a very rough example timeline of a turn. Can be shorter or longer. - Minute 0. Block on. - Minute 1....

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by strfyr51
Sun May 07, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaii to mainland, Tailwinds or Headwinds
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Hawaii to mainland, Tailwinds or Headwinds

The Prevailing westerly winds will more than likely always be on your nose going westbound to HNL from the west coast.. Alaska to HNL seems to not have that problem. I've flown that route as well.

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by strfyr51
Sun May 07, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guam to the Mainland?
Replies: 47
Views: 8051

Re: Guam to the Mainland?

You're exactly correct. That being said, if Guam invested in infrastructure, it would be a wonderful vacation destination for people from the US. Their beaches are naturally beautiful, but their hotels are run down. Unfortunately, the island of Guam has little money to invest. I'd love to see a x6 ...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 07, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 60
Views: 15925

Re: RE: Status ARJ-21

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 2):I've never heard of a production license following certification by 7 months?!? It never occurred to me that the two wouldn't be done in parallel. Indeed. I guess we are so accustomed to to seeing them done in parallel that we cannot imagine otherwise. This is an indica...

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by strfyr51
Sun May 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 11380

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

'In Honesty? I work for an airline and this could have been handled more smoothly than this. Simply cancel the flight deplane the passengers and baggage. move the airplane to another gate. and renumber the flight. while we Identify the offending passenger and stop him from boarding the next flight b...

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by strfyr51
Fri May 05, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?
Replies: 29
Views: 2064

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 packs are electric and do not require Bleed Air to operate

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by strfyr51
Fri May 05, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 18813

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

I thought all the Pratt powered 757-222s were getting parked. I'd wager it'd be less expensive to plan the fleet around it's current structure than to continue to maintain another engine type. We maintain that engine in our shop at SFO It's not the engine that caused that decision. Getting another ...

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by strfyr51
Wed May 03, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate
Replies: 52
Views: 3960

Re: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate

If they REALLY want a specific outcome?? RE-Regulate!! Don't just flap Gums!! As long as the airlines maintain a REALLY good safety record? All the rest is BS! And we ALL know they're NOT going to Re-Regulate!! So all they're doing is flapping their Lips and Beating their Gums!! Give the BS a Break!!

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by strfyr51
Mon May 01, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 21650

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

KarelXWB wrote:
It's difficult to picture so many Premium Economy seats. I suppose Premium Economy should be Economy Plus?

That's Highly likely that's what it is, more Legroom but the seat is still Narrow.

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by strfyr51
Mon May 01, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?
Replies: 55
Views: 7486

Re: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?

Obviously leaving an airliner with several hundred hapless passengers without propulsion in any situation in flight is not going to happen. Even if glide ratios could be increased dramatically, losing an engine on take-off, e. g. right at V1, would still be catastrophic. You cannot glide if you nev...

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by strfyr51
Mon May 01, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4047

Re: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?

Years ago a passenger Had to go potty and the flight attendant in first class tried to block him whereupon he whipped it out and urinated all over the fwd flight attendant seat and side wall. The aisle was filled with the service cart and the old geezer had to GO. It made the news and United Never t...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 144
Views: 9718

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

It's NOT that the passenger HAD to get off It's that the Crew that FLEW Had to get on. Look to have to stipulate in the future that you'll volunteer to get off for a set fee scale.

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Required Inspection Items (RII) list
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Required Inspection Items (RII) list

The RII list is tailored By each airline and anything can be added beyond what the FAA has on the basic list

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 11709

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

with the increased reliability reporting and more stringent ETOPS regulations (At least in the USA) flying ETOPS has been very reliable. But?
If you REALLY want a 4 engine airplane to cross the Atlantic or the Pacific? Your choices are pretty limited..

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2250
Views: 104443

Re: RE: 777X Updated Information And Developments

Quoting tortugamon (Thread starter):-EK also says "the 8x is as popular as the 9x in our planning"    Like Lightsaber, I would really like to know what the mouth of EK actually means by this... It probably means that their Route planners se just a much advantage in the 8X as the 9X, The o...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 10889

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

SJC is objectively a better airport for the Bay Area. Now with ANA and BA in SJC, the only excuse to use SFO is VX/AS or Star miles Then you have fight 10 hours of 101 traffic to get to downtown SF. Does Cal Train run between SJC and downtown SF? If so, that would be ok. OAK is another good airport...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8742

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

I've worked on foreign registered aircraft and their equipment requirements in their home country are for the most part a couple of cuts below what the USA FAA requirements are. So there is the COST of complying with the US Federal Air Regulations.. Don't take my word for it, Check it out for yours...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26530

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

As someone who flew the brand new p.s. service from almost the day it was launched, I vividly recall how fresh and innovative the service was at the beginning. To have a unique, dedicated 3 class aircraft that beat everything else at the time was a great image boost for UA - and I did fly seeing co...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26530

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Unfortunately? Scott Kirby wasn't AT United when the decision was made, But!! We still have Maintenance crews at JFK and we Could restart service provided there was a real intent TO restart service. I know Why they consolidated at EWR to get the new Hangars and such but is it good business to foot t...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68613

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Is it Wednesday already? More regurgitated UA 350/77W/321 speculation by people who herd something from someone who knows something. They know a guy who Knows a guy, Hell !! I work for United in maintenance and We don't know a guy who Knows a guy who's willing to tell us JACK!! I'd seriously disreg...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8742

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

I've worked on foreign registered aircraft and their equipment requirements in their home country are for the most part a couple of cuts below what the USA FAA requirements are. So there is the COST of complying with the US Federal Air Regulations.. Don't take my word for it, Check it out for yourse...

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