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by strfyr51
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 42
Views: 4151

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

what the B737 replacement needs is the cockpit of the B757 , the width of the A320 and the Boeing range and internal fuel uplift for a good ETOPS range to bothe Europe from the east coast and Central time zones , and Hawaii from the West coast and Mountain time zones.

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by strfyr51
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 55
Views: 5356

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

Yes, because Boeing's primary concern is to make a throwback aircraft. Weren't they aiming to do something similar with the 7J7? I believe it looked identical to a 727 minus the s-duct engine A 3-engine, UDF, T-tail, MoM plane would be the coolest airliner to grace the skies since Concorde. Would h...

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by strfyr51
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 77
Views: 26302

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

Well, 2 planes have been flying everyday for the past 20 days on the Tokyo route. I guess that’s the only judgement we can make about the plane so far. The only critique you can make on the plane? Is it solidly built or is it Junk?? And That will come to light in it's reliability. I'm SURE there ar...

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by strfyr51
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 107
Views: 13216

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I know on the RR site the T900 are slightly compromised to meet the stringent LHR nght noise restrictions. Anyway I guess it is less relevant because the A380 is mostly about capacity & CASM and has little competition. Even the 747-8 (with GENX engines) proved incapable of matching that. All th...

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by strfyr51
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7409

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

neomax wrote:
Man, those guys in Denver were really ahead of their time...


SFO will eventually have to be replaced by building an new airport adjacent to Travis AFB. BUT!! it will come with a HUGE price tag when they have to put local Transportation in there with highway access and BART.

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by strfyr51
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10234

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

Let’s get back to the original question by looking at the data. Free cash flow is the best possible gauge of profitability, virtually every other financial metric is subject to accounting manipulation. Free cash flow in billions of US dollars for the last 2 year is listed below. EADSY has not yet r...

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by strfyr51
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.
Replies: 37
Views: 3704

Re: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.

ONT might be Prime realaestate as LAX, SNA, and Bur anre all AT or near Capacity and there's nowhere to Build another Airport with the SoCal NIMBY's. If you've noticed the upgrades to I-10 from Indio to the I-210/I-10 split were put in place JUST for this eventuality Those Boys in SoCAL are and were...

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by strfyr51
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10234

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

I'm actually Dying to know, What makes you think they're doing poorly?

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by strfyr51
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10234

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

I often wondered if Airbus didn't make the 4 - egine A340, how far advance would they be if they kept building twin engines instead. For some reason Airbus didn't think the ETOPS regime would fly iitially when the B767-200 first went ETOPS and they wound up wasting valuable time. And? The ETOPS reg...

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by strfyr51
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25076

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

A lot of the new E170's and E175's in the UAX fleet were bought by United. There is a method for the madness as Engines and Major components might also be owned, stocked and purchased by United allowing United to monitor the condition of the assets and move them to the best operating carriers in the...

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by strfyr51
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6738

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

Look at a Map! All United need do is triangulate MCO, MIA and PBI from the other hubs like EWR. IAD, ORD, DEN, IAH, SFO, and LAX. 3-6 flights from each as pax volume expands and they'll have the HUB location set For them. They don't need to speculate or have any of you guys speculate for them. We ha...

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by strfyr51
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12308

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

CLT ia a financial hub and Banking center, It should be expanded for International connections if for no other reason!!

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by strfyr51
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 56400

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

This should kill the "UA to dehub LAX" rumors. Kirby already knows a lot about LAX from his AA days. This is going to be intense! Can we expect them to create a virtual SFO 2.0? Mirroring Chinese expansion as well as seasonal LAX-AKL during the northern summer to compliment SFO's winter s...

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by strfyr51
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21616

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

This emotional support animal stuff is getting ridiculous pretty quick? somebody is going to want to bring a donkey or a Camel,aboard.. maybe they should have to buy the Row..

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by strfyr51
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 9899

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

All the "outdated" talk is plain Bunk!! the B737 is glying to Hawaii from the west coast and Alaska and ws ETOPS certified before ANY Airbus. for reliability?? the B737 is at the top of the heap! The A320,A319 AND A321 will have a damn LONG way to go to Equal the B737's reliability Record ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7547

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

Considering UA does not give the time of day to many of its Star partners, they rather serve JFK and maintain relations with folks like B6 instead. That's a bunch of bunk! United doesn't serve JFK with flights but we still have a pretty sizeable Maintenance crew and equipment there. We could reopen...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 54
Views: 4376

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

As time goes on and with no orders in site for the MRJ70 or the 175E2, I keep coming back to the same questions, why build these aircraft that seem to be disqualified from their biggest market due to their size? Both manufactures are intelligent enough to know the scope clauses, be in constant cont...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Working For Major Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: A&P Working For Major Airline

Do you guys think there would be any value added if I worked for a regional for a year? Is a years worth of aircraft experience worth it if I go down the ASM route? Im ready to do whatever I need to do. experience is ALWAYS valuable. You would be surprised how much value can be had in troubleshooti...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35917

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

As much as I'd like to think the A321 might be a good Idea for United? I don't believe it will happen. Especially now that the B737-10 is on the horizon. Having worked at United in maintenance control for 18of of my 34 Years you get to know the Biases that occur ar an airline and there is Definitely...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 953
Views: 192886

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

The comment regarding Airbus saying the A310 proving twin aisle jets can't easily compete in that part of the market is probably marketing spin since Airbus doesn't have a viable widebody option amd wants to promote A321 stretch. The interesting part is that Airbus and Boeing will avoid direct comp...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Working For Major Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: A&P Working For Major Airline

I have heard about the contracting thing at ATL, but wasnt sure if that was a smart move. I always wondered how long you had to work for the contractor before Delta picked u up. I heard they laid off a bunch of contractors not long ago. I'll do whatever I have to do if that gets my foot in the door...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17349

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I've been to Hawaii, Puerto Rico the Bahamas, Bermuda all the coasts, I've never needed to leave the country to have a good time, Going on the smooth Jazz Cruise in a few weeks on Celebrrity Cruises out of Florida. We have a good time when we go and Party!

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17349

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Americans do not get as much vacation time as EU/UK. They also o not have as many limits on hours companies can work you. A result is when they get time off they have other things to deal with home than in EU/UK. Depending on the industry? Americns have up to 6 weeks vacation and up tp 8 federal ho...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52598

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Actually the economics vary quite a bit. Both aircraft have advantages and disadvantages. The 737 is 3-5% smaller and lighter so it requires smaller engines. A321 advantages. 1) 1-2% less fuel burn per passenger on flights over 2000nm. 2) 2" wider aisle saving a minute or two in turnaround. 3)...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 953
Views: 192886

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I'm having a question why Airbus cares whether Boeing builds a B797 or not. Also? What difference is it going to make to Airbus? what? No airline that was already going to buy Airbus is going to switch to Boeing unless Airbus is clearly outclassed. and they can remedy that by PRICE adjustment. It ap...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 9815

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

The decision came down from the top because frankly? We didn't have the comittment to JFK and we hadn't in many a year. . Moving to EWR just showed us what we needed to commit to and how valuable JFK could be to our network.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93244

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Damn near anybody can understand WHY BBD resorted to price dumping but Not anybody can understand why Canada backed them up after they got called on it. . CANADA acted as if they had the RIGHT to unfair trade practicies . As if they cou;d tell the USA "Yeah We're gonna do it and you're gonna Li...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 54
Views: 4376

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

“76-Seat Aircraft” means aircraft configured with more than seventy (70) passenger seats but no more than seventy-six (76) passenger seats, and certificated in the United States for ninety (90) or fewer passenger seats and with a maximum United States certificated gross takeoff weight of 86,000 or ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93244

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Going to the WTO is probably a nice gift to Trump as he will be able to spin again that the world trade system is broken, and the US should not be part of agreements like it. Gives more impetus to his push of one on one bilateral trade deals instead. The ultimate backfire for Boeing and the US, wou...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93244

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Been reading and following most of this thread, but just wanna throw my opinion on it. I can't believe that they are imposing these tarrifs, at least in this first round of debate. It will spell disaster for the C-series. Really hoping we don't see the delta order fail because of it. Boeing is just...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Working For Major Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: A&P Working For Major Airline

Can't speak to you about Delta, my nephew works for them and he started as a contractor at Atlanta. I wouldn't do that . I started with United as a Line mechanic and I've never looked back and now I'm retired from United. Put out your resumes and take your chances. American gave me the "Ring ar...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25076

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

UA needs additional mainline, about 100 more, and more large 75 seaters. The answer to both is a new 100 seater mainline, if they add an additional 88 100 seat mainline they can add an additional 70 ERJ-175s. Considering what's going on with the CSeries and the latest Boeing news perhaps they will ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38699

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I am really, really hoping for ALL 767-300 & 400 ultimately get Polaris. There are hubs like EWR that are very 767 focused. The inconsistency if just 14 have Polaris will feel like a half baked measure. I totally get the expense involved and if it was to take another 2.5 years to do both the 76...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25076

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Is UA ever going to add CMH-SFO or are they content to run a distant fourth in Columbus? I'll start out by saying that I see Chicago-Toledo as a new United Express route, served 3x a day on E145s or CRJ200s. Where did you see this? I think he was saying he could see that as a possible addition, not...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 63
Views: 21896

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Curious as to why there are issues with the blades on this one engine....seems a major cock-up by RR and a costly one to boot! Unfortunately? The material they used? Seemed like a good idea that the time. Maybe the proposed materials and alloys for the blades had a Lot of promise. But! Until Promis...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85660

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I'm curious for those who say that a simple stretch of the a380 (without a new wing or engine) is too expensive, doesn't the 747-8 prove the opposite? The 748 was launched with an expectation of probably only selling at best 100-200 planes. Granted Boeing didn't view it as a blockbuster like the 78...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3762

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

With the last Delta 747 parked, it got me to thinking....what happens to the thousands of gallons of unused fuel when say a 747 is parked for the last time. Does Delta empty it out, load it on a tanker truck and take it to a fuel farm?? Does someone buy it off of them and offload it???? That has to...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14687

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

A moot point starting today...all 737s. Actually it is not a moot point the domestic 777's return to the ORD-SFO route late February and UA does run widebodies on other hub to hub routes. Placing widebodies on hub routes frees up narrowbody aircraft especially during peak travel seasons instead of ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 13776

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

gatibosgru wrote:
Slightly OT, but what did HA use for west coast ops before the NEOs started coming in? Just the A330?


HA also flew B767's

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7001

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

Neomax was being sarcastic and refering to Airliners tendency to write off everythinf asap. Seriously how much woudl this cost to repear? Because thus is a composite airplane? I'd say $750K- $1.2M. it wil require the interior fwd of the door to be removed at the least and mabe the door frame repair...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO BA A380 takeoff on 1R?!?!
Replies: 46
Views: 6779

Re: SFO BA A380 takeoff on 1R?!?!

zeke wrote:
SFOFlightSim wrote:
Runway 1R is only 86500ft long, so I wonder is it too short for a typical A380 to takeoff??


16 miles would be long enough for any aircraft. ;)


The Runway is 8650 ft long, not 16 miles. that runway would be in Oakland if it were that long.

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA to phase out complimentary cabin pressurization
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: AA to phase out complimentary cabin pressurization

American Airlines To Phase Out Complimentary Cabin Pressurization http://www.theonion.com/article/american-airlines-to-phase-out-complimentary-cabin-35367 FT. WORTH, TX—Explaining that the costs of the service have grown too high in recent years, American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85660

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I think this is a shot in the "Chops" to Emirates. Airbus knows good and well that should they cease production of the A380 that Emirates might well lose up to 35% of its value as an airline so heavily invested in the A380, and the A380 might lose up to 50% of it's value as a "white e...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7001

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

yhis can be fixed. I've seen worse! depending on their insurance? the Boeing AOG team can and will for this. I saw them fix an Air China B747sp that had Far worse damage. Those guys are flat out GOOD!! and the Best I've ever seen!

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by strfyr51
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14687

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

The Real Question is?? Why NOT? If the passengers and freight connections are there?? It's a win-win.. How would you know the other stuff that's going on light the freight revenue? With a full load of belly freight? The passengers are pure profit. Leading up to the Christmas season in the past, We f...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8572

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

I would work were any of the 3 carriers willing to subordinate themselves for the betterment of the Whole Enterprise. They would have the airplanes the route structure and the airport facilities. Now?? Would they have the Gumption to do it? I'd bet not. I worked for United before I retired. They wer...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Japan orders KC-46
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Japan orders KC-46

Congrats Boeing and Japan Air Self-Defense Force! I wonder how much commonality there is between the KC-46 and the 767-derived tanker they're already operating? I would suspect not much. The KC-46 has a LOT of mods solely for the KC-46 and not reworked from the KC-135. The refueling boom, the fuel ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1419
Views: 90334

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

the Japanese gave away or revealed technical secrets about previous US designed weapon systems because they thought they owned the technical aspects of what they bought. The US didn't see it that way so now they're not getting in the programs anymore to their satisfaction. That's why the P1 and not...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6068

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

Boeing Does not need a plant outside of the USA at the moment. Airbus is trying to gain market share in the USA and possibly a defence contract or two.
Boeing doesn't have that problem

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1419
Views: 90334

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

the Japanese gave away or revealed technical secrets about previous US designed weapon systems because they thought they owned the technical aspects of what they bought. The US didn't see it that way so now they're not getting in the programs anymore to their satisfaction. That's why the P1 and not ...

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