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by strfyr51
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1672
Views: 263879

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Seattle Business Journal seems to think United could be getting a sweetheart 767 deal as a stopgap to keep them from going to Airbus until the 797 is designed. https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/10/19/boeing-767-production-increase-everett-united.html Pretty far fetched to me. I think th...

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by strfyr51
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1672
Views: 263879

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Seattle Business Journal seems to think United could be getting a sweetheart 767 deal as a stopgap to keep them from going to Airbus until the 797 is designed. https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/10/19/boeing-767-production-increase-everett-united.html Pretty far fetched to me. I think th...

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by strfyr51
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1672
Views: 263879

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

SFO doesn't have the room to store a B747. There's No public access

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by strfyr51
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1672
Views: 263879

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

ordpark wrote:
Better Yet! Let's keep it in SFO as a tribute to a Great plane. I'm sure there would be no shortage of mechanics to maintain her!


And store it Where??

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by strfyr51
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9519

Re: A300/A310 v 767

In fairness the original A300 was more a competitor to the L1011-1, it beat the 767 into service by a decade. The A310 was designed for missions that today you'd probably see an A321 used for, that is around 2-4 hours with about 200 seats. Bear in mind shorthaul wide bodies were pretty common in th...

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by strfyr51
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21149

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I just read in Aviation week that Airbus was going to iimply economy of scale in their supplier dealings, But as of Now? Nobody even knows what that might be.. The suppliers aren't giving up "SQUAT" so Airbus will be negotaiting everything other than Raw Materials. Airbus might still gain ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?

As I recall, from training (mx), the JT9 equipped B747 could operate with gasoline for a max of 50 hours. The instructor said that the combustors would be unsalvageable after being used that way. I want to say there was an adjustment on the fuel control. Never did it. Never saw it done. Never heard...

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by strfyr51
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9519

Re: A300/A310 v 767

The B767-200 had only to be modified to operate the center wing fuel tank from the cockpit. The tank was already there, the center tank fuel pumps were already installed as was the plumbing. If an airline wanted to ER the B767-200 they had only to go to Boeing and buy the control system for the pump...

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by strfyr51
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10208

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Let Boeing offer UA a deal on the B777-8 or B777-9 like they did on the B777-300er's and we'll snap those suckers up like Pancakes
Even if we have to get rid of earlier B777's

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by strfyr51
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19719

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

Where would UA go in the Southeast though? ATL has DL, MCO is basically growing into a DL focus city, MIA has AA while FLL has Spirit, Southwest, and JetBlue, I wonder who would make the most sense if UA ever did build a Southeastern hub or focus city. All of the stations mentioned?? UA flies out o...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 4724

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

we had a mix of domestic only and Overwater equipped DC8's the domestic DC8's flew between EWR-ORD-SFO and LAX. While the Overwater airplanes flew Sfo and Lax to HNL. That I remember. (that was a LONG time ago so my memory may be foggy) Some of the other UA guys might be able to fill in the spaces f...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 4724

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

Hello all, With the retirement of Delta and United’s 747s quickly approaching, I was thinking about the last time they both retired another type of 4-engine jet, the DC-8. What routes were they used on during their final days/ weeks/ months of operation? We’re they flown domestically or internation...

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by strfyr51
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Have Bizarre Altitude Callouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1977

Re: Why Does The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Have Bizarre Altitude Callouts?

Balerit wrote:
Talk about a throttle jockey, I've never seen a throttle lever moved so much before!

Does the airplane have an auto-throttle OR Auto- land capabilities??

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by strfyr51
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Yemen Government gets 757-200
Replies: 5
Views: 2691

Re: Yemen Government gets 757-200

http://www.planespotters.net/airframe/B ... Government


A NEW airplane?? Hardly! The airplane was USED!!
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winterlight wrote:
I was surprised to see them taking new aircraft given the state of the country.

http://www.planespotters.net/airframe/B ... Government


A NEW airplane?? Hardly! The airplane was USED!!

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by strfyr51
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA use such varying types of aircraft on the same route?
Replies: 20
Views: 4317

Re: Why does UA use such varying types of aircraft on the same route?

UA starts getting 737-9/MAX next year. Plus are getting used air buses from China Southern. Right now no plans to retire anymore narrow bodies We needed new Narrowbodies, and wehave them coming. No new airplanes aside from the A350's were ordered before emerging from Ch-11 But airplanes have been o...

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by strfyr51
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Shoots Down JetBlue's Request for Information in Air Canada Venture
Replies: 11
Views: 5456

Re: United Shoots Down JetBlue's Request for Information in Air Canada Venture

I didn't see this posted yet. Good for United. I am on United's side on this one. B6 really needs to mind their own business. They tried this with Delta and now with United. The letter B6 wrote to the DOT sounds awfully familiar to the one they wrote about Delta. Does B6 have a template or somethin...

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by strfyr51
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58846

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Are UA running their standard 252 Passengers/3 Class config 787-9s on these SFO/LAX-SIN routes? Didn't SQ determine there just wasn't enough demand and/or couldn't make money on high capacity economy seating on these routes with the A340-500? Wondering if SQ might indirectly counter this UA competi...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4783

Re: OAK airport

For one of the highest priced places to live in the US only SJC has a very nice modern airport to offer. Both OAK and SFO are stuck in the Cold War era. Dark gloomy and gray inside and complete dumps. It always amazes me that you can go to many 3rd world countries who have facilities that blow some...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58846

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

and before anyone accuses me of being a UA hater, I am not. In fact, I am itching at the opportunity to fly UA but not with the current state of affairs with the UA business class cabin. I've enjoyed direct aisle access with DL now since 2007 and I do not want to go back to having a neighbor next t...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58846

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

and before anyone accuses me of being a UA hater, I am not. In fact, I am itching at the opportunity to fly UA but not with the current state of affairs with the UA business class cabin. I've enjoyed direct aisle access with DL now since 2007 and I do not want to go back to having a neighbor next t...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58846

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

and before anyone accuses me of being a UA hater, I am not. In fact, I am itching at the opportunity to fly UA but not with the current state of affairs with the UA business class cabin. I've enjoyed direct aisle access with DL now since 2007 and I do not want to go back to having a neighbor next t...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Is there a real need to continue to produce the 767-300, 767-300ER, and 767-400ER if Boeing already manufactures 787-8 and 787-9 planes that are similar in size to the 767-300, 767-300ER, and 767-400ER planes? If so, why is the need there to produce 767-300, 767-300ER, and/or 767-400ER planes? Ther...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO - MX worker leaves cockpit window open, cockpit floods during rainstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 4389

Re: VIDEO - MX worker leaves cockpit window open, cockpit floods during rainstorm

Does anyone here on a.net have any experience with this type of damage? It can't be cheap replacing portions of a cockpit! Do you think the airline, out of an abundance of caution, simply replace the entire cockpit given all the electronics in that area? The video shows droplets on the glass screen...

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by strfyr51
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew
Replies: 26
Views: 3762

Re: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew

Thanks everyone for these precious answers. Now I can assume why the french Dassault Mercure "required" an FE. Not to mention Ansett Australian, that was forced to put a 3rd man in the cockpit for its first B767. Don't know anything about the French Mercure but yes Ansett used the FE for ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overweight landing
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

Re: Overweight landing

I happened to be spotting in ZRH when this http://avherald.com/h?article=4afdd7c0&opt=0 ocurred - and hence some questions came into my mind: What conditions are necessary that an overweight landing may be performed ? Differences between aircraft types ? What checks are made afterwards ? ...oth...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 141
Views: 16444

Re: The Illinois State Thread

When there is one VERY large market in a state....isn't it better to separate it from the rest of the state? But anyway...is B6 still trying to secure more gates @ ORD? I believe the numerous attempts to have a Chicago thread have never panned out. For whatever reason, the Chicago airports aren’t a...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Scores? Really? Actually the 767 is in VERY high demand.. this may be "airliners.net" and clearly everyone here is into airliners... but they forget that an airliner is just a facet of this... this is an aircraft with lots of applications... in this case the 767 has a HUGE advantage over ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 15680

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

WN first in California?? UA has 2 Hubs SFO and LAX There is much, much more to California aviation than SFO and LAX. SAN, SNA, ONT, BUR, SJC, OAK, SMF, etc. WN is much larger than UA at all of those and isn't all that far behind at LAX. And as far as legacy carrier hubs go, UA's operations at LAX, ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2618

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

Mis-fueling is not as easy as one might think. The Fuel sheet has the Registration Number and the flight number of the outbound flight and the fueler is supposed to match those to the fuel sheet BEFORE fueling along with the fuel on board and the Block fuel to be boarded. It's a pretty sorry fueler ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1689

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

Wingtips56 wrote:
Look how long they've be waiting for light rail at SMF just from the downtown.....

Yeah, you're right. Might not be in MY Lifetime...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1689

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

I only wish SMF had light rail availability from as far south as Fairfield,and Napa and as far east as Antioch and north up I-5

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

[quote="jplatts"]Is there a real need to continue to produce the 767-300, 767-300ER, and 767-400ER if Boeing already manufactures 787-8 and 787-9 planes that are similar in size to the 767-300, 767-300ER, and 767-400ER planes? If so, why is the need there to produce 767-300, 767-300ER, and...

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by strfyr51
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Seattle Business Journal is reporting that it is United looking to make the order and Boeing has requested suppliers see if they can "urgently" produce the parts by doubling production. I would assume Boeing would make some upgrades, but who knows if it is going to happen fast. https://ww...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 10693

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

QF has a substantial maintenance operation at LAX - https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-unveils-new-aircraft-maintenance-facility-at-lax/ Just because aircraft are sitting out in the open doesn't mean that they aren't undergoing work. of course, but is approx 15 hours of mainten...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 46
Views: 5519

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

The issue is not that there isn't the demand but there is a ton of flights that are cheap from the mainland of NA as it is. From LAX alone today, Saturday, there are 17 flights from LAX alone. I don't know if the LCC model would work on a route to Hawaii. It is a pretty long distance for the model ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?

I believe that hanger was either incorporated into the United maintenance base, or torn down when the base was expanded in the 70s. The small double arched roof hanger across from it still exists today as part of the UA base. A few of those Shell Oil storage tanks still stand just behind what is no...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Start Up Procedure
Replies: 31
Views: 3254

Re: Boeing 747-400 Start Up Procedure

It depends if fitted with autostart or not. It is all in the provided manuals... with the product you bought... This is correct, not sure how accurate the flight sim version is but in the real airplane the Autostart is selected on or off via a switch on the overhead panel. Unless it is deferred we ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 16253

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

That would be because they seem to be going 10 abreast like their new 77Ws... They are also getting rid of first class and reducing economy plus on the 3 class planes. That has been known for YEARS!! Business class on CO has always Been "Business-First" They never had 3 class service. Cou...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 65
Views: 19641

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

I was making a jab at a forum member that believes the A350 replacing the 744 is Delta's way of screwing over the DTW hub.....followed by a question that started with "In all seriousness though," Sorry! :white: No biggie :) I'm still curious as to what the process is and how long this air...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15792

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

I really hope not otherwise the United (Boeing) Board will replace all those great 320s with 737s... :white: Are you kidding? We already have A319-132's and A320-232's coming from China Southern as we speak? We're Not getting rid of the A319's and A320's we already have Nor are we slacking in buyin...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 66024

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It's very simple. You re-design the 757 in plastic, upgrade the engines and avionics, add FBW and you're done. ;) Redesign the airplane in Aluminum-Lithium upgrade the engine controls to FBW and redesign the flight controls to "ALL Digital" (not just FBW) (No follow-up cables what so ever...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5669

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

It's an interesting question.And one that is far wider than WN.They were first and they wrote the handbook.Not just one type of aircraft but only one version.For the lowest possible running costs.Ryanair followed it to the letter and it didn't do them much harm either!.But things have and are chang...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46405

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Hmmm 80% local content? Whats the duty going to be on 787s and 777Xs then?? Maybe BBD should move their head office and incorporate in the US? :duck: Or DL should set up a Canadian division. So ecatly How would Delta Become a canadial airline? And EXACTLY what would they do with their Hubs and rout...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114676

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Bloomberg article https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-16/airbus-to-buy-majority-stake-in-bombardier-c-series-jet-program Airbus will own 50.01% Bombardier will own 31% Quebec will own 19% (I realize those percentages don't add completely up, I'm simply posting what the article says) Air...

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by strfyr51
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15792

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

UA is usually at the bottom with on-time performance and with cancelling flights as is JetBlue.. A combined B6 and UA will be an operational nightmare. Absolutely wrong. Dead wrong. But expected from you. #fakenews And why would that be EXACTLY?? UA has 165 A320/A319's, We know how to fly them and ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 66024

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The "A322" could very well end up being a "stretch to far". She might also not be able to take the same class of engines as the MoM due to gear height issues, which would impact her TOW. The "A322" could become the 767-400ER to the MoM's A330-200: too little, too late....

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?

United has in the past held the event at the San Francisco Maintenance Operations Center. in conjunction with "Fleet Week" and Hosted the "Blue Angels". Since it's a 2-3 day event and on the Weekend we usually work around whatever else We've got to do and continue to work out of ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4450

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

I agree that Amazon will at some point order new build 767s. At some point the pool of quality used 767-300s will dry up. Congrats to Boeing on what has been a successful year so far. The first Max series aircraft are on the line without any major shakeups. Kudos to the testing teams. How can that ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29929

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Bottom line,
If BBD can't sustain that airplane price they gave Delta for EVERYBODY?? Then Delta shouldn't get that price because the sold it under cost.

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29929

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

If Boeing thinks allowing the C Series to succeed on it's own and deal with an independent Bombardier is scary, how about injuring BBD to the point they sell out to Airbus and the Euros take over the C Series line? I think Boeing sees a program that can't stand on it's own merit and needs special p...

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