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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 584
Views: 153234

Re: RE: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Almost 50 years down the line and the 737 still has those frames with a missing window (around row 9/10 on both sides). Appalling. Well ?? Where were they supposed to put the Risers from the air conditioning bay?? This IS a 737 isn't it?? How much do you think they can change and still call it a B7...

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23820

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Well I have been hearing many things from WN people. Also with things posted here. With this information I have come up will a Hawaii service theory. Please keep in mind this information is put together using mostly rumors I have heard from WN people, things I have seen and things I have read. I kn...

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 12151

Re: United not looking at C Series

UA has made great strides in replacing smaller 50 seat regionals with 70 / 75 seaters. However they're now coming to the limit of their scope agreement with pilots, so either they add a 100 seater or that's the end of larger regional jets. Or, UA management could offer ALPA management (much differe...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 57073

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

How much slack is built into the current 744 fleet? I know at least 1 unit is a dedicated charter frame and that leaves 20 remaining 744s on property. Does UA keep a few back-up planes in SFO for contigency purposes and if so, how many? 14 77Ws and 3 789s scheduled to arrive this year won't fill th...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Ryanair chartering ACMI airlines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Why isn't Ryanair chartering ACMI airlines?

Seeing as Mr. O'Leary has effectively admitted that the current crewing problems that are causing them to cancel 50 flights a day are self-inflicted, and that out of the 2500 flights a day, 50-60 is a relatively small number. This had me wondering; when this happens in other airlines, ACMI airlines...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 85
Views: 13344

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL. Delta has trimmed the Majority of Northwest's Legacy orient routes and it's a shame because Northwest Orient WAS a premier carrier in the pacific along with Pan AM. United took over the Pan AM pacific division and Delta Frittered away...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 61
Views: 12151

Re: United not looking at C Series

The C Series is not really an a/c UA needs to consider in the near term. They are in the midst of inducting a bunch of used 319s from China at this point and have no plans to retire any small narrow body aircraft. They would likely start taking a look at this a/c a few years from now and will have ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3557

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

The increase in hours was way to high a jump, has affected all US operations to some extent & still did not do anything for the improper training of the crew. It was a feel good reaction to look like the government was doing something. Many Major Airline maintenance folks are making at or close...

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

I enjoyed the reality tv show "Airplane Repo" -- some episodes are on you-tube ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Airplane+Repo ). Sure it had its 'made for tv' moments ( i.e. late in the series a muscle-bound enforcer and then a young female co-pilot showed up ) but I think t...

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

gunsontheroof wrote:
Do leasing companies/Banks keep pilots on payroll for repossession flights?


They might be contracted with re-possession companies. I worked for such a company years ago..

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8822

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

the B797 will replace the B767, be possibly carbon fiber,, but the main thing is to get rid of all the cables and have the new advances in flight controls, engine controls and advanced information systems where you won't be rigging cables to adjust flight controls but downloading information to gain...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9633

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

UNITED has a number of redeyes that have been famous throuout my time here SEA/SFO/ LAX-ORD departing at 0020-0032 arriving AT 0624-0639 and Lax/Sea/Sfo- IAD leaving 1030P--1150P- Arr 0621-0755. always good flying..

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23820

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Alaska hasn't been adding new Hawaiian markets in a while, United just upgauged a lot of flying, and you have HA adding 32B's to their fleet -- so not sure where there's much room for more growth. This might be one of WN's worst mistakes if they enter Hawai'i. But then again? It Might NOT be a mist...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10473

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

It's time to lift all the remaining restrictions at DAL and allow them to build more gates. Alternatively, WN can bite the bullet and move to DFW airport so they can operate wherever they want. Pulleassee .. you do know that WN is the grantor of the $500 million in bonds used to buiid the new termi...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34620

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

and wich plane will be used to replace the 744s? how many 744s are left in the fleet? The B777-300's are taking the place of the B747-400's. Might even see the A350 flying some long range routes Atlantic and Pacific but the B777 will be the preferrede airplane for the 747 replacement I feel. At lea...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One of the last airworthy Boeing 747-200s flies into retirement Kalitta Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8865

Re: One of the last airworthy Boeing 747-200s flies into retirement Kalitta Air

Hey guys, Wanted to share a great article with you all that was published by USA TODAY. https://amp-usatoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.usatoday.com/story/100736118/ Being part of the Kalitta Family it will be sad no longer having the classic but I can say we are all excited for the future at Kal...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34620

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Snip snip.. most interesting bits from United memo: Today we also announced significant changes to our Airbus A350 order, most notable of which is the timing of deliveries. We decided to defer these aircraft until 2022 to align with the replacement of our fleet of 55 Boeing 777-200ERs, which begin ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was PSA known as Poor Sailor's Airline?
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: Why was PSA known as Poor Sailor's Airline?

727LOVER wrote:
Was that a nickname or an actual slogan?
What does that mean?


PSA was based out of San Diego, CA which is a Huge Military town, also the Naval training Center was there and there are few poorer sailors than a Navy Recruit.
I went to boot camp there In 1969.

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34620

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

a lot of the speculation is very good and on point, however.. we are getting the A350 because We couldn't CANCEL the order without paying through the NOSE!! Airbus has made the deal favorable for sure. But Not favorable enough to displace any Boeing orders, And? It doesn't mean there won't be more B...

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by strfyr51
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Going to Seoul - Trip Advice/Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Going to Seoul - Trip Advice/Suggestions?

if you want shirts slacks or suits visit Itaewon. I had 8 tailor made dress shirts made at Ah Kong for $100

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6940

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The MRJ 70, The E175-E2 I the MRJ90 and the E190/195E2 are NOT within scope weight Not a chance in Hell! I submit?? It's going to take MONEY to get by this hurdle.. How Much? I cannot even Fathom. What I can say? It might be Less expensive for the majors to OWN the Regionals outright and have them f...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6940

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

With the US3 making killer margins right now, I don't see why the pilots should give in to scope relief. I do think that scope needs to be reformed in some way though, maybe creating a lower payscale at mainline. The MRJ70 is within scope, right? And the MRJ90 only slightly above... couldn't Mitsub...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak
Replies: 35
Views: 7668

Re: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak

Well, what do you expect?! 20 years seem to be the average life expectancy for an airliner. Some might operate for longer, some might for less. Nothing surprising. Thing is that even 14-years old 777-200ER aircraft go to the scrapyard. 2332683 That's why I added some might for less! :P Singapore Ai...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

Southwest will pull an AirTran and purchase JetBlue. The majors will then pick form what's left of the JetBlue carcass (jets, facilities, slots, etc.). Within 5 years this will happen. Mark my words. Jeez Guys! I just SAW a half baked story about UAL buying JBLU JUST to get back into JFK. Lot of sm...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ann Coulter blames lesbians for Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 31
Views: 1241

Re: Ann Coulter blames lesbians for Hurricane Harvey

Why would anybody but a DINGBAT listen to anything Ann Coulter has to say?? You ever read any of her books?? She has to be halfway GONE to write that stuff!! N o wonder why she does and says what she does!!

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23820

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

It could very well be that Southwest is still trying to figure out how to enter the market, saturated as it is, in the traditional Southwest way of flooding the market with service right off the bat. One of those factors may be gate space at HNL and maybe even OGG or KOA. As noted before United and...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23820

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Hawaiian already has 2-3 A330 to LAS daily depending on the season. HA gets rather expensive on a lot of their flights. WN could get the G4 passengers who aren't looking to pay $800 for an economy ticket, granted G4 is only about $100 cheaper with seats and bags, but it's still cheaper. The other t...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23820

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Hawaii is a bloodbath. Why would they want to enter the market. I don't see much upside other than just to say they fly to Hawaii. The Bloodbath is NOT in Hawaii! The Bloodbath would begin if Southwest goes there and doesn't provide the needed resources for the mission.. Other than that? Hawaii is ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 57073

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Good riddance! :) I absolutely love the 747, it is truly iconic. However, UA's ones are in terrible shape and are often prone to mechanical delays. I believe that they don't have any AVOD in Y, is that still the case? BA/LH will be flying theirs for many years yet, so plenty of opportunities to cat...

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by strfyr51
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 18096

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

What about sea-syd sometime in the future? Seems unlikely. LAX-SYD needs support as it is. SEA-BLR might work, or at least SEA-DEL. For domestic, ABQ/AUS/STL/PIT might be some good markets. Are you saying Delta doesn't feed it's flight to SYD or the flight doesn't generate much interest?? What kind...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 18096

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

Delta should strive to serve EVERY NFL city from SEATAC for starters

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Wifi on 787 Over the Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: AA Wifi on 787 Over the Pacific

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Flying LAX-AKL next week and was wondering if the Wifi works while out over the Pacific.

While flying on the 738 from DFW-SJD, we lose Wifi going into Mexico. Wasn't sure if that's the case on the 787 as well over the Pacific.

Thanks for your input.



It won't work over most of the pacific

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1518
Views: 235076

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

It's also worth noting that virtually all the ATSG Aerosmith aircraft (all except the one that does ONT-ABE) travel through their maintenance base (ILN) on a daily basis, meaning a lot of little stuff has to be cleared daily, and providing an opportunity to take the a/c out of service to swap with ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6113

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Korean dropped SJC as an option last year and moved the flight to SFO mainly do the the lack of connections at SJC forcing them to rely completely on O&D traffic and the departure time they wanted (12:50am) is impossible to do at SJC because of the curfew. QR announced SFO and is starting servi...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6113

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Korean dropped SJC as an option last year and moved the flight to SFO mainly do the the lack of connections at SJC forcing them to rely completely on O&D traffic and the departure time they wanted (12:50am) is impossible to do at SJC because of the curfew. QR announced SFO and is starting servi...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 96
Views: 19721

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

JannEejit wrote:
Excuse my ignorance but how often does an aircraft require to be fully rewired in it's operational lifetime ? And I don't mean the peculiarities of early entry A380's.

they Don't!! Wiring might be updated to install new features but never re-wired.

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42697

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Only other city that deserves BA service to LHR after BNA is IND. STL would be better off with DL to AMS IMO. SAT is too close to Austin. CMH is smack in the middle between CLE and CVG and really is not much of a draw. CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively....

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger
Replies: 37
Views: 7341

Re: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger

So why is this all over the news? This does not sound very spectacular to me. Did some scare-mongerer publish a story "they are all going to crash", and everybody else copied it? I'm mistaken (and I could Be) the fuel inerting system was mandated by the FAA after the TWA 747 went down off...

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15782

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

[quote="travaz"]I often wonder if the difficulty of some of the contract flying is a consideration. If UA or any of the other US legacies takes on that flying it is a way around the scope clauses and give pilots a path to Mainline flying and advancement. I think they could create an aircra...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 12427

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

[quote="loisencroach"]Both RFD and MKE have been courting Norwegian for a long time: https://www.openourskies.com/ fhttp://www.rrstar.com/news/20170107/exclusive-rockford-airport-courts-norwegian-air-for-european-flights[/quote RFD and MKE ? You can't actually serve Chicago from either air...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wartime Vietnam Charters
Replies: 16
Views: 2735

Re: Wartime Vietnam Charters

I flew Overseas National To Viet Nam and United Home from Viet Nam in 1970

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15782

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

I often wonder if the difficulty of some of the contract flying is a consideration. If UA or any of the other US legacies takes on that flying it is a way around the scope clauses and give pilots a path to Mainline flying and advancement. I think they could create an aircraft group with slightly lo...

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by strfyr51
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21252

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

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

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by strfyr51
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM56 on DC8 Super 70s versus early A340
Replies: 12
Views: 2626

Re: CFM56 on DC8 Super 70s versus early A340

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

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2312

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects

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

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6026

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

falstaff wrote:
wrongwayup wrote:
now registered as N225KA


How did you figure that out?

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

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48849

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

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

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 17311

Re: Delta C Series

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

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11942

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

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

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