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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

Actually, in the early- mid 1990s, United has flights from Newark to both Tokyo and London Heathrow. Those were gone by the late 1990s. United also flew from JFK to Narita, as part of its old jfk hub, until 2006. In 2006 those JFK-NRT flights went away and were transferred to Washington Dulles. New...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 57696

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I actually hope someone from United Airlines is snooping around here. Even if she's based out of San Francisco, she created a liability for the airline and should be at least suspended with final warning. This woman may have tried to scrub the information from her Twitter, but screenshots are forev...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 110
Views: 14920

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

The 797 MOM will be purely passenger. I don't see them working on a freighter variant for it. Just doesn't make much sense on paper - at this time at least. Would the 777x Folding wing tips solve the gate issues and be viable MD10/11 replacements? I was under the impression total tarmac wingspan fo...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 110
Views: 14920

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

It s amazing to me that Airbus is not a factor in the new freighter market. Shameful. Airbus has been knocked out the freighter business for the time being because it made more money selling limited production slots on the a330 line to passenger airlines. Boeing cornered the market because of havin...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 110
Views: 14920

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

airzona11 wrote:
Great to see orders for both these planes. Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them.

There are no direct replacements FOR them! The B777 isn't enough??

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 110
Views: 14920

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

SC430 wrote:
It s amazing to me that Airbus is not a factor in the new freighter market. Shameful.


Wait! So Airbus isn't selling any freighters? Or? they dldin't sell any new Freighters to Fedex? Because they Have sold some freighters and just recently.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 50
Views: 8126

Re: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?

Other than the Nationalism that americans dont seem to understand, there are other factors as well like these airlines all have staff unions, each country has different wage laws, different tax percentages and rules to abide by. On top of that each countries pax all work differently with their spen...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

FA9295 wrote:
First off, I'm not sure if UA ever served JFK-NRT. They do however, serve EWR-NRT.

Delta cut it's JFK-NRT route likely so that they can shift their focus to ATL.

United flew JFK-NRT for years and even today flies EWR- NRT non stop. I suspect if we EVER go back to JFK? We'll do it again.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44977

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

United Airlines has had a lot of growth domestically recently and has recently added numerous new markets out of DEN, ORD, and SFO. MSN-SFO, ATW-DEN, and ORD-BIS come across as some of the most interesting from their recent entrance. Besides new routes, mainline service has returned or begun on rou...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The simplicity of aircraft tires
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: The simplicity of aircraft tires

IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
Compared to auto tires, the tread pattern on aircraft tires seem overly simple. Why didn't aircraft tires develop with more complex tread patterns?

Because they do NOT have to corner!

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14228

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

They dominate ATL but it's not like it has as much O&D traffic like a coastal city does. I am curious btw why Delta downgraded their JFK-TLV to an A330. Didn't it run on a 777 after the 747. If they were able to fill a 747 (presumably) or at least profitably run it on the route for as long as I...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Aircraft Cabin Seating (Switching first class and coach class sections)
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Future Aircraft Cabin Seating (Switching first class and coach class sections)

Call me crazy... Imagine boarding a future jetliner designed with coach class seats in the front and first class seats in the back. Wouldn't that pave a way for drastic improvement in customer service and inflight entertainment for the airline industry and its first class passengers as well as its ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 63
Views: 19594

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

keesje's points are about various stage profiles, but mostly about long haul compromises in the A321 design. I drew the inference that the B757 is better suited for long-haul, putting aside fuel consumption. Thus... the MOM as A321-killer. Now, that statement lacks all controversy. :D :D ;) I serio...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3341

Re: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?

I work in the travel industry and we got email from UA with weather waivers for today. Here in MKE we've got t'storms moving thru. That would make sense, but there are cities well out of the way of any storms today that are having flights canceled well in advance with the same reason being given. B...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14228

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

What a waste of aircraft utilization; DL's 77Ls should be flying routes such as ATL-HKG, ATL-SIN, ATL-BKK, ATL-KUL, ATL-SYD and ATL-AKL. The 77L was built for long-haul runs such as the ones I described. They operate the largest hub in the world at ATL with endless connections throughout the USA an...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14448

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

As the title says, Airbus does not believe it will be able to deliver additional aircraft to Iran due to the expected sanctions. Source, just in German language: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article214596359/US-Sanktionen-Airbus-glaubt-nicht-mehr-an-Iran-Geschaeft.html Best regards N14AZ Of co...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5846

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68127-united-launches-helicopter-shuttle-to-newark Per the report, United Airlines has opened a helicopter shuttle service connecting three helipads in Manhattan with Newark so as to enhance the airport's accessibility to premium passengers The 10-minute flig...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 57696

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Reminds me of trip I took from IAH to EWR few months back. I was in FIRST ROW of economy plus. I asked for a cheeseburger. Nope, they were all gone already, having been given to first class. The FAs told me they only loaded like three of each purchasable item. And for some reason they went to first...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1173
Views: 154270

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I don't quite understand your proposal. If they move all of the 752s t domestic, they won't be able to fly some/all of those routes because they don't have a suitable replacement to use. In some of the cases, the 763 would be too big, and even if it wasn't, with the exception of the 3 HA units comi...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5354

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA w...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4193

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Pointless to have nosewheel brakes just to stop the wheels rotating prior to retraction, I think that’s a fairy tale As stated that’s done with snubbers That is NOT a fairy tale!! I've Changed enough of them to Know! Though some airlines have removed the Nose wheel "snubbers" as a cost sa...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8674

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. 0101640 2476214 . How were they used? were they not used as commuter jets? I always remember seeing these photos and I always wondered... How many pax did they carry? Thanks! The could carry up to ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8674

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. . I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawbacks though, The Nose tire had an inner tube, and th...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14448

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Airbus could do it if they eliminated all the USA content. But at What cost?? If they run afoul of the Trump Administration?
They might not be building, NOR Selling airplanes in the USA. And that could include all the Lakotas sold to the Army.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9539

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

I thought that the state-Aboulafia study was a bit anemic though when it came to explaining reasons why the aircraft manufacturing sector in WA state should remain durable and top tier over other places other than simply saying "it's strong here now, because it's where mostly everything is now...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350 seat video
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Re: SQ A350 seat video

After a bit of research via SIA (booking) site, I notice that the A350-900ULR will not have an Economy class cabin. You cannot buy Economy class on these aircraft. The lowest class in these specific aircraft will be Premium Economy. SIA have ordered 7(seven) of these URL aircraft, so these aircraft...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10870

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

3. The Sing A350 will seat just 162, not 250. Because the plane wouldn't make it with 250 seats, even being the -ULR variant. Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8674

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Reminded me of Air Alsace‘s fleet of Corvettes but they were not used in the way you described above. 0101640 2476214 Air China has cooperate jets as well. I worked on the Corvette. If there EVER was a small jet that could have worked in airline Service? It was that airplane. It did have some drawb...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8674

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

No way. Biz jets, while similar in size to RJ’s, are far from optimized for airline service. Simply put, they’re jets for rich people and companies, not for the masses. They’re built for speed and comfort carrying a few people, not for efficiency carrying many. On a side note, I remember a very sim...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 6946

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

$24 million still seems far fetched to me. Do these refrigerators run 24/7 and are they stocked with meals continuously ? Maybe they need more beef jerky ? ;-) The Refers run from the time Air Force 1 leaves Andrews to until it returns to Andrews.. Those chillers are 2-3 times the size of any airli...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is fewer fan blades better?
Replies: 18
Views: 1952

Re: Is fewer fan blades better?

But turboprops have been sprouting more propellers? 4190437,1592732 Those airplanes are nearly 30 Years apart. Technology has Certainly advanced between when the 3 bladed C130 was introduced and the 5 bladed Herc was introduced One has the GM -Allison T56 engine and the other, The Rolls AE2100 (I t...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7146

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

1: It’s totally possible for a flight crew not to know how many/much bags/cargo are or aren’t on the airplane. We don’t go down and check. Even if we did, how long would it take to count and check all of it? How would it be addressed in a CBA? That’s why there’s FAA approved W+B programs. The FAA h...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59509

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

par13del wrote:
VS has grounded 789's for what reason? I am looking now at the threads to see if I missed something.

Because the Rolls Royce engines are having problems with their compressir and turbine blades??

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9401

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

The assumed temp is +50 deg F higher than the actual OAT. that's pretty impressive . It's going to make for a damn long runway takeoff roll though. It saves on engine wear but I'd rather have runway behind me and sky below me in more of a hurry than that. I was never a fan of Max Gross takeoffs even...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9401

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

BENAir01 wrote:
Yeah, Thai Lion Air has already been operating the 7M9.

I thought the header said North American inaugural service?

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19706

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19706

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 6333

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

In the USA? FL510 and above are reserved for Military. I have seen and flown on a Lear35 that climbed to FL510 on a return to service test flight.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7037

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

SFO cut IAG a deal to consolidate their services at SFO? IIRC, BA are also ceasing OAK. could it also be that American needed to support them out of SFO where they have Facilities to do so?? It's not just where you want to fly to,, But the logistics of flying there as well. OAK isn't that far from ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11394

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

UA/ DL / AA and their alliance partners would have fed the flight with connecting passengers until Local bookings materialized more than likely.
Norwegian doesn't have that option and won't be getting it anytime soon.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11832

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1004831789431558144 This caught my attention, the airline is deciding the fate of the aircraft after the fatal incidents. Are there any other cases where an incident occurred on a plane which resulted in one or more fatalities where the plane was later broug...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8388

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

StuckinCMHland wrote:
Since Lightsabre suggested we should celebrate all these planes for their success I think we should demand that B and A have a big celebration for each plane and give all members of anet a free long haul ride. It should be in J too.

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9401

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

How about that. The 739MAX will be flying IAH-ANC, which can push 7 hours. Quite a remarkable airplane if you ask me. Will this quiet all the naysayers out there about how bad this plane supposedly is? No. Twin minds on that. The 739 does well on mid (few hours or less) range or from airports with ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11484

Re: New NYC airport

Unfortunately they cant build a new runway in the Jamaica Bay, I believe its a protected wildlife area. Someone please confirm or deny this. Confirmed. Indeed building in the Jamaica bay is not allowed. In short, JFK cannot expand. Impossible. Neither can LaGuardia and Newark. Can they expand Stewa...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9401

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

How about that. The 739MAX will be flying IAH-ANC, which can push 7 hours. Quite a remarkable airplane if you ask me. Will this quiet all the naysayers out there about how bad this plane supposedly is? No. It it can push 7 hours? What is there to SAY about it? I'm looking forward to the Max 10 !! T...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is VCV publicly accessible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Is VCV publicly accessible?

goosebayguy wrote:
Would Marana be accessable at all? Would anyone have details on how to access any of the graveyards at all
Thanks in advance.

Marana is Not accessible

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing C check interval
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Boeing C check interval

Hello, I'm looking for information about C Check interval for Airplaine. MPD say: • "A" Check Interval The "A" Check is to be accomplished at intervals not to exceed 450 Flight Hours. Tasks selected for "A" Check (or multiples thereof) are so specified in the "Int...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11484

Re: New NYC airport

FA9295 wrote:
enilria wrote:
It’s called SWF

That and HPN.

I thought White Plains had closed??

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I buy just the engine of a plane?
Replies: 29
Views: 2668

Re: How do I buy just the engine of a plane?

You can buy a used engine from parts distributors from scrapped planes for around $200K. Trying to make the thing run on the ground will likely get you investigated by the FBI or just plain laughed at. And to answer the last question, engines run on kerosene, not natural gas. I'm guessing they'll r...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12847

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

DFW-AKL makes no sense on QF metal, and AA can’t even make AKL year round from LAX so they’re not going to jump into DFW-AKL. The reality is that with feed on both ends of the route AKL-IAH is practical but AKL-DFW isn’t. If NZ were in One World they’d be flying to DFW and not AKL. If QF was in Sta...

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