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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 32
Views: 7150

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: 49
Views: 6195

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: 195
Views: 25056

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: 27
Views: 13060

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: 27
Views: 13060

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: 2401

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: 3658

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: 112
Views: 13216

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: 72
Views: 12881

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: 206
Views: 29503

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: 84
Views: 6700

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: 206
Views: 29503

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: 20587

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: 3512

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: 15394

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: 22886

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: 8441

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: 7864

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: 566
Views: 73010

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: 566
Views: 73010

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: 48695

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: 1853

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: 70
Views: 15779

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: 9547

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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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25118

Re: The Mighty 757

The B757 isn't going to disappear, By the time the B797 is working Boeing will get ready with a Digital Fly By Wire version of the B757. Because the airplane is a great airplane for Transcon service. Though it might be superseded by the B797 though that all depends on the Market in the 2020 time fra...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64480

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: 1542

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: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64480

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: 191
Views: 25118

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: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64480

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: 26716

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: 747

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: 78
Views: 3303

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: 26716

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: 26716

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: 1536

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: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64480

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: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64480

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: 1196

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: 3127

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: 4958

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: 8882

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: 16458

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: 3127

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: 10300

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: 21828

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: 107693

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: 5297

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: 16187

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: 13782

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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