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by INFINITI329
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is an NTSB GA crash investigation the same as a commercial crash?
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Is an NTSB GA crash investigation the same as a commercial crash?

benbeny wrote:
Is it legal for NTSB report to be used as proof in the court?


Its public record so its fair game

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by INFINITI329
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 71
Views: 10328

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

In fact, our agreement is structured with maximum takeoff weight provisions that reflect our intended deployment plan to fly the aircraft, on average, on routes that are less than 1000 miles. If we exceed those averages, i.e., the plane needs to carry more fuel because it's flying longer distances,...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5603

Re: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine

Why not jus re-engine SSJ-100 as well?

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by INFINITI329
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3613

Re: Forbes: New Indicators of JetBlue-Alaska Merger

BWIAirport wrote:
Boy, 737s flying around with 'jetBlue' on the sides sure would be weird.


thats what it was to be initially, but it was a blessing in disguise for Jetblue I think to get shunned by Boeing and welcomed with open arms by Airbus.

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by INFINITI329
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17339

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

I think the Lufthansa group could be a good bet, possibly as A319 and E195 replacements at Austrian and Lufthansa. How about some of the regional airlines and contractors though? FlyBe as a Q400 and E195 replacement? Maybe CityJet to cover a number of contracts? Air Nostrum? In another thread it wa...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24121

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

I was really hoping to see a 777F in UPS colors. The 748F order makes this even more less likely

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by INFINITI329
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to deboard an A319
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: How long does it take to deboard an A319

Redbellyguppy wrote:
Depends. Are you in PBI? Are you on fire?


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I got a good life laugh out of this

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 17398

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

Does Southwest get sole control of the B Pier?

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 4637

Re: The ME3 and PHX

Jetblue provides Emirates with feed from PHX via BOS & JFK. Would one of the ME3 be able to fill a 777 Phoenix to the middle east? Extremely doubtful.

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38498

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

For UA, the larger 73G won out over the CS100. In competition, price does play a part. Don’t take this as an endorsement of Boeing’s complaint. I really am ambivalent about it other than having to endure the moaning in these threads. 73G didn't "win" at United. Boeing dumped it and even a...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10267

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Condor already has a seasonal flight to Frankfurt from Phoenix. It's stopped for the winter at the moment, but will resume in may. Furthermore I think it's not a city or region that draws a lot of tourists from Europe, specially not when you got Los Angeles just down the road which is way more popu...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7490

Re: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings

Any word of their "fleet review" as pertains to the E190?

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 10697

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

Would 777F bring any additional benefit over the 748F for Cargolux?

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

Re: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?

Even with a A359ULR, it's questionable if one has a Y cabin. SQ plans only a J and W cabin. PER to LHR and IAH to SYD are at the edge of the range. A better option would be a direct flight SYD-IAH-EWR or SIN-LAX or SFO-EWR on the same plane (thinking akin to how AC does SYD-YVR-YYZ on the same plan...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 2113

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

The benefit of such a system would be??

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 21644

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

I believe that scrapping the entire WRONG Amendment Reform Act of 2006 would accomplish all your goals and provide space for any interested airlines that want air service at DAL. Secondly, the City of Fort Worth who has always had their fingers in this issue should have no part or say in this issue...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15256

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

The KEY ISSUE that Americans so often fumble with respect to the First Amendment is that it covers PUBLIC, GOVERNMENTAL action, not private or corporate action. While you are correct.. people are missing one big point. While technically the 1st amendment doesn't cover private interaction its differ...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 767 HNL-LIH
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 767 HNL-LIH

I wonder if HA would have any interest in a 321 Freighter?

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15297

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

I believe 150 is target goal for the 7M7. That would be accomplished by adding a row of six seats and moving row 11 back to allow a seat by the emergency exit row. However, if the 150th seat triggers additional emergency exits I would question the feasibility of going to 150 vs 149.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3240

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Well, seeing that "Jet Blue" is the official carrier of Progressives in America, I expect these crew members to donate that extra money to their favorite charities.... After all, were it not for Republicans and (dare I say it....?) President Trump, none of the economic boom that is happen...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15297

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

Stitch wrote:
The ICAO codes for the Max Family are B37M, B38M and B39M, respectively, for the MAX-7, MAX-8 and MAX-9. I expect the 737-10 will be the B38X.


While that may be true, airlines may not necessarily use that.Both American and Southwest, for example, use 7M8 as their identifier for their Max 8s.

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15297

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

hOMSaR wrote:
What is the 7M7?


737 MAX 7... not official however

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15297

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

Let us not forget that Southwest operates 511 73Gs. While a agree the 7M7 will not be a 1 for 1 replacement for the 73Gs, it will be a lot more (7M7) than the 30 airplanes currently on order. The 738/7M8 just doesn't work on certain routes..lugging around an extra 32 empty seats cannot be cheap. On ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 16432

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There was a comment in the other thread about why certain frames destined for Braathens/BRA were not reassigned. The answer to that would likely lie in earlier airframes having more issues with them than later airframes. Most airlines would not be overly keen at taking an earlier frame if it meant ...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15297

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

As the result of GOP's corporate tax cut, Southwest has exercised 40 737 Max 8 options. At the same time, carrier has deferred 23 Max 7s (the bulk of its order) by 4 years. Press release https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-ee7fe32b2bf6e2cfc9247ab44f1ce7bb-southwest-airlines-rings-in-the-new-y...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 243386

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

According to Sylvain Faust, an undelivered airBaltic CS300 (MSN 55016) is going into storage in YUL. See https://twitter.com/sylvainfaust/status/947138215684857856 Media reports that airBaltic is pushing back some deliveries: http://www.delfi.lv/bizness/transports-logistika/airbaltic-astoto-cs300-l...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Tails at BNA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Virgin Tails at BNA?

Don't know the exact routings for these birds but one used in the past to get a VA E190 there for maintenance was BNE - APW (Apia, Samoa) - HNL - VNY (LA/Van Nuys) - BNA. HNL-VNY is 2600 miles, which is beyond the max range of a E190. So maybe they did have to do some mods, or stop elsewhere. I mig...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Location of De-Icing Stands at LGA
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Location of De-Icing Stands at LGA

Most airlines at LGA de-ice at the gate

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 243386

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Well, the six gliders parked outside, WITHOUT engines, should give us some clues... Well, AFAIK a few of those were supposed to go to Braathens/BRA which has defered their order, so the reason behind these gliders is not only engine related Why didn't BBD send those frames to another operator rathe...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM/AV to PHX...will it ever happen and when?
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: CP/AV to PHX...will it ever happen and when?

PHX has no draw, it is not a typical U.S. tourist destination. Besides shopping opportunities, there isn't really anything there. I don't see a flight to South America happening. If access to PHX is desired from South America it would be via California, Texas or Nevada.

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by INFINITI329
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 71503

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Isn't T3N being demolished and rebuilt once T3S is open? T3N will be reconfigured but not completely demolished. IIRC they’ll have a bump-out mid concourse for concession space, an upper-level club, and a ramp-level BMU. I think it’s been reported by others in this thread that at least one of the c...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 243386

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

From Flightglobal: Delta, Bombardier renegotiating delivery clause in CS100 deal Delta Air Lines has asked Bombardier to guarantee all 75 CS100s ordered in April 2016 will be assembled in Mobile, Alabama, instead of Canada, a top airline executive says. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/de...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes
Replies: 42
Views: 6303

Re: Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

I think WN eventually orders 737-10 Maxes, don't think they'd have any trouble filling them Southwest already left the -800 series with the old seat pitch. They have noted the added cost due to time at the gate loading & unloading the airframe. Otherwise they would put more seats in the -800. I...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes
Replies: 42
Views: 6303

Re: Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

Southwest is still acquiring 737-700s used. One from Air China and one from Aeromexico. Southwest will most likely continue flying the 737-700 until they time out and need heavy checks. They then will use them for feed stock. :old: Sadly they have slowed down acquiring used 700’s and there are abou...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes
Replies: 42
Views: 6303

Re: Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

I'd love to see some 797s in the mix, but it's not going to happen anytime soon without a massive change in business plan/corporate coup. I'd also like to see some -10MAXs, but that won't be without another battle with the unions similar to the entry of the 800. The best we can hope for now are som...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83324

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Just looked at delta's A321 seat map. With the new door arrangement they could possibly go from 20 - 29 - 143 = 192 to 20 - 36 - 143 = 199 by installing 7 Y+ seats where doors 2 used to be. Or as their 757 highest configuration 20 - 29 - 150 = 199. Does Delta usually have 4 or 5 FA on the A321/757?...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Pre clearance approval for Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ) and Quebec (YQB)
Replies: 9
Views: 2370

Re: US Pre clearance approval for Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ) and Quebec (YQB)

Has CBP already given the green light?

How will PD handle preclearance pax seeing how they have to be secluded from other pax?

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 22986

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
There’s ILSs in BDA, 12 and 30. I doubt they just laid the fan in first class.

GF


Yea that sounds very fishy to me.. they probably palletized it and put it in the cargo hold.

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by INFINITI329
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 259
Views: 33339

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I called this a year ago... I would love to see WN reopen HNL-SNA, a former Aloha 73G route that AFAIK did decently well. Are any of WN's 73G's ETOPs though? No, none. Only the first 29 800's are ETOPS (N83XXX) and just one MAX. More than one MAX is ETOPS equipped. I haven't figured ETOPS numbering...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 68
Views: 18001

Re: French Blue to change its name

French sounds as good as bland chicken... French Bleu is what the name I would have gone with it. If JetBlue has a problem let them take you to court.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500
Replies: 19
Views: 1773

Re: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500

Thanks for replies. I didn't think widening the fuselage would have affected its certification.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6480

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

B777LRF wrote:
Many, many, moons ago I flew a Shorts Skyvan


That is one "interesting" looking machine

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29203

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

How many jets would Aeromexico need to take to make a worthy investment?

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by INFINITI329
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500
Replies: 19
Views: 1773

Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500

How hard would it be for Airbus/BBD to widen a future CS500s fuselage by 17 inches to fit a 3rd seat in the rows? Taking it from a 3 X 2 to a 3 X 3 layout. What would be the pros & cons of such an undertaking? Would it good or bad performance wise? I look forward to reading everyone's theories.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34789

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

For the LD3, it's the most used belly container of the fleet. We use them in everything from the A310 to the 777 (minus the 757). So we have a surplus of LD-3 containers most of the time, as well as most ramps. It's also easier to just build the three LD-3 cans on the outbound slides and not unload...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 243386

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Skywatcher wrote:
As a Canadian I would applaud the transfer of the DL C-series order to our Mexican amigo NAFTA partners. Wholeheartedly. No duties......


This isnt outside the realm of possibility, DL owns 36.2% of Aeromexico

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by INFINITI329
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34789

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Four LD2s would take up roughly 1’ more cabin length than three LD3s. The picture posted appears to show a bit of extra space behind the last LD3, so perhaps four LD2s would fit. FX is already retiring the LD2s and replacing them with LD8s. The company has already admitted internally that the LD2 c...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34789

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

I'm curious why the Textron didn't go with retractable landing gear One of the articles on the SkyCourier (from FlightGlobal, I think) mentioned that it was done to increase simplicity and lower cost, but I have to wonder if it was done to avoid an impact on the cargo bay. That makes sense. I thoug...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ
Replies: 20
Views: 6542

Re: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ

I don't think is a low risk, we Dominicans in Jersey who lives in the capital were waiting for this for years, united ticket price to SDQ is higher than Europe most of the time, Im at work jumping everyone is thinking im crazy, now i won't have to go to jfk and spend 2 hrs in traffic, I only fly Je...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34789

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

I'm curious why the Textron didn't go with retractable landing gear

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