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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11967

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

iyerhari wrote:
https://www.massport.com/media/2420/tbo_ea_combined-3_06302017_final-2.pdf

Terminal B construction to consolidate LUS and AA to the US side - additional details in the PDF link


Thank you....What is the expected finish date?

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11967

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree - Terminal B construction is going on at full swing - the shuttle counters at LUS side is gone, the security checkpoint is also going through a major revamp. I believe most of the AA Eagle flights to ROC, PIT flights now go through the shuttle side. I do not know if the Terminal B revamp is...

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 76050

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

https://image.ibb.co/e09qgw/Unbenannt_1.jpg And still Eurowhite.......................................yeah. This looks like more of a photoshop than a leak. For one thing, you can see traces of blue around the edges of the vertical stabilizer, and the drawing is also missing the silver paint which ...

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11967

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree - Terminal B construction is going on at full swing - the shuttle counters at LUS side is gone, the security checkpoint is also going through a major revamp. I believe most of the AA Eagle flights to ROC, PIT flights now go through the shuttle side. I do not know if the Terminal B revamp is...

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11967

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boston+Logan+International+Airport/@42.3632659,-71.0238551,658m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sBOS!3m4!1s0x89e37014d5da4937:0xc9394c31f2d5144!8m2!3d42.3656132!4d-71.0095602 Is Delta trying to take all of Terminal A and secondary concourse? What secondary concourse are...

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11967

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bosto ... 71.0095602

Is Delta trying to take all of Terminal A and secondary concourse?
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bosto ... 71.0095602

Is Delta trying to take all of Terminal A and secondary concourse?

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 339
Views: 38868

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

In https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-ceo-muilenburg-discusses-seattle-area-job-outlook-explains-relationship-with-trump/ we can read Boeing CEO's quotes on now things started and where they stand: The talks became public in December following Airbus’ shock move to acquir...

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 76050

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I don't think an aircraft's livery matters that much. I'm sure most customers don't care about it, and care more about how the onboard experience is instead. At first I was insulted by this post, then I thought about the proliferation of bland, and boring Euro White liveries.................You may...

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by william
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 76050

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

LH526 wrote:
Image


And still Eurowhite.......................................yeah.

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by william
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 451
Views: 49274

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Everyone has a price. Airbus is not immune to this. If anyone can make Airbus an offer that they can't turn down, it's Emirates. EK has proven itself to singlehandedly be responsible as the reason the world's largest passenger airplane continues to live on for at least another decade or two and tha...

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by william
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 10465

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Ofcourse Detroit needs rail, and its simple because the tracks and the station, atleast on the Downtown end, already exist. Amtrak runs from Chicago, they turn after Dearborn and go to Royal Oak, but those tracks continue to Downtown. Gilbert wants to use the original Central Train Depot, all that'...

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by william
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: DTW C Concourse

It has been a while since the DTW Master Plan has been released with recommendations to repurpose the C Concourse for Delta's plan to upguage aircraft in the next few years. With the last 2 portions of the C Concourse still shuttered with a temporary wall and a small increase of domestic capacity i...

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by william
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 4389

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

ASA was at one time one of the if not the largest regional when they were independent flying untold numbers of EMB120s out of ATL in the 80s/90s.

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by william
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 76050

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Euro white rules again.

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by william
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls
Replies: 41
Views: 5613

Re: Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls

I know this is what the press said and this is what sells newspapers and online subscriptions. It would make a great movie, but it it not even remotely true. (The aircraft was already going around when tower made its first call). I misspoke. It was the July incident that was nearly worse than Tener...

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by william
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?

Could a 787/350 have the antenna incorporated into the fuselage from the very beginning as part of the laminations? Not likely. The antenna is not like a Tv aerial antenna its a satellite dish, some of which are motorized to track the satellites in orbit. Not to mention sometimes the antenna itself...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

I know the conditions were past Autoland parameters, but I would love to know how a computer auto landing the plane would do in these conditions

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 49
Views: 8350

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

And: have you ever flown the ATR? Not much of a difference compared to a regional jet... or a B737 or A320 for that matter. Cabins no more differ, really. Many times been passenger. The only significant discomfort is bus and stairs. That happens many times with A321 also, sometimes even 747. (Well,...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?

Surprised someone hasn't figure out to put the SAT receiver out on the winglets instead a drag inducing dome on the top of the aircraft.

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Can a modified 777X provide better value than a brand new VLA cleansheet? The 777-10 can only have a 3.5m stretch before reaching the 80m box limit. I propose a slim 747 style upper hump added to the front of the 777x to use the space above the cabin. The 3.5m stretch would then be located aft of t...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I would put the stairs at the front of the upper deck cabin inline with the centre aisle. As you go down the steps you would be walking forward towards the nose. There would be a landing roughly half way between the two levels. There would be the cockpit door on this landing. The stairs would then ...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 339
Views: 38868

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Interesting turn of developments, this isn't about present aircraft. I want to know what grand scheme Boeing has in mind project wise with Embraer.

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

You disappoint me Keejse, I was waiting for you to post this......... I think that's a cheap derivative. The Ecoliner trijet is more than a decade ago.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVWQ5h5UOfk was actually based on 777 fuslage.. Shortly followed by a Boeing patent: http://www.seattlepi.com/moun...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

You disappoint me Keejse, I was waiting for you to post this......... I think that's a cheap derivative. The Ecoliner trijet is more than a decade ago.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVWQ5h5UOfk was actually based on 777 fuslage.. Shortly followed by a Boeing patent: http://www.seattlepi.com/moun...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 49
Views: 8350

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I don't see a market and engine reliability for large props is poor. I'd rather see them make a 35-50 seater. If they make a new turboprop, that better be anything but 70 seater, not to compete head-to-head with ATR and Q400. That is, either 20-40 pax or 90-140 pax. IMHO Would be good to see a mode...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I kind of always assumed Boeing engineered in significant MTOW growth on critical assemblies. It might explain part of the high OEW. Same for the GE9, I see it growing towards 120k lbs in the next 10 years. If Boeing stretches the 777X to it's maximum, adds 3-4 rows/40 seats, moves galley underfloo...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The market (Emirates) have just spoken this morning.Its called the A380. I've been saying for years that the A380 orders will continue to trickle in and the A380NEO will come in a few years time. People here say the VLA market is dead but so many members here honestly have no idea. They expect Boei...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 451
Views: 49274

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

keesje wrote:
No surprise.

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+1

Just a lot of public drama for 26 planes.

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

Move the cockpit up away from the main deck, attach a swing nose to it,and freighter companies would be interested too.

Trying to find ROI for Boeing.

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 76050

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Some sources talk to a Brazilian blog that is the new LH color scheme http://caixapretadasolange.blogspot.com.br/2018/01/plantao-caixa-preta_17.html If true another Euro White livery.......... Of Course. How a blogger on a Brazilian aviation site knows this, I have no idea. Did Lufthansa (yes, it h...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

Kind of agree with Jubguy, the only reason for the hump would be to move the cockpit off the main floor, as his pic shows. That is important, because the only reason for such an aircraft you are proposing would be to phase out the 747 production completely, yet keep its present and future freighter ...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 49
Views: 8350

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/6/9/1880962.jpg?v=v40 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/7/3/0801376.jpg?v=v40 Embraer has the design baked and ready to go, just need the right powerplants. Reuse the RJ cabins, which are a reuse of the EM120 cabin, add powerplants to th...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1139

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

Who of us have experienced landing on a short runway in a turboprop at full reverse? Yeah, I still remember the first time. Trying to imagine that same feeling in a WB the size of an A330.

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1139

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

The ability to change pitch like a turboprop? Wow, it is the 80s unducted prop fan come true. Surprised its only 15;1 ratio though. What benefit is it for GE to run hotter cores? How is that more efficient than RRs Ultrafan? I don't know how much you know about turbofans and engines but in general,...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1139

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

The main difference is that the Rolls Royce engine can change the pitch of its blades in operation. It can potentially also reverse the fan thrust like a turboprop, meaning that heavy thrust reverser mechanisms are not required. GTF is a turbofan where the gearbox allows the fan to rotate at optima...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84894

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

It's strictly about whether or not Emirates and Airbus will come to terms on an additional A380 order. I suspect they eventually will because they indeed need each other. I'm starting to wonder. In the past I think it's safe to presume that EK got good terms on its A380 purchases. They bought in la...

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 164
Views: 22844

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

stlgph wrote:
Yeah, switching to an ULCC totally failed for Frontier and Spirit.


IMO, the difference is the brand name strength. Frontier, Spirit and to some extent G4 are known brands in the ULCC. Sun Country outside of its MSP region is not well known. The new investor owners must have a lot patience.

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1139

RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

https://www.rolls-royce.com/innovation/advance-and-ultrafan.aspx#solution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CU0B7VeLFU For the laymen lurkers here (including myself) what are the differences in technology between the two powerplants? One is claiming 12:1 and another 15:1. Both appear to be geared red...

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline start ups
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: New airline start ups

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViaAir
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Via been flying since 2014.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViaAir

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84894

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

As I've argued several times already, Emirates killed the market for all the other airlines and actually limited A380 sales. They did *NOT* save it. That point cannot be emphasized enough and will be the topics of "what ifs" in the future. If EK did not in essence monopolized the A380, wh...

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 424
Views: 33909

Re: Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Wiki has more info, basically designed in Russia & produced in China, profits half half. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRAIC_CR929 Not sure A&B should be that worried at this point given that most legacies airlines will stick to both for a long while, but then we all know how Airbus surrept...

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 424
Views: 33909

Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Per Leeham- https://leehamnews.com/2018/01/15/chinese-russian-widebody-project-takes-shape/#more-25997 China and Russia are teaming up for building a WB. See why Airbus CEO is walking back talk of moving A380 assembling to China. This news are probably setting off alarms in Chicago and Toulouse. Thi...

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84894

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

John Leahy can sale ice to an eskimo, he is that good. So one has to wander what answers he getting from perspective customers on WHY they do not want to order the A380. I would like to know the reasons from the airlines themselves.

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84894

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

Mortyman wrote:
Can we expect any new orders from other operators that already are operating the aircraft ?


Good question, but if you an airline and see the headlines about Airbus even thinking about canceling the A380, would you order one?

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by william
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 51
Views: 3054

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Isn't PIE was expanding its terminal?

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11633

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

EA 66 was lost in a downburst associated with a strong thunderstorm, neither of which was present yesterday. While wind shear combined with a low level jet stream are hazardous, it doesn’t approach a strong convective down burst. If you have doubts about this, look at the number of accidents near t...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 5151

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Isn’t MDW landlocked? How could they expand it? I'm referring specifically to expanding the terminal infrastructure, not the airfield/airport limits itself. As I mentioned above: as far as I know, 13L/31R is seldom-used, except for GA, and even then, I'm not convinced it's worth keeping at the expe...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 937
Views: 168921

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

Ovid is possible from a construction perspective, but it only is efficient if you look at the width at floor height. If you move it to shoulder height, it is inefficient by nearly definition. In end you would need a complex frame with rather little curvature on the side and a nearly flat roof secti...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 10465

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I know its bothersome to not have the growth of SEA or the scale of ATL, but DTW seems to come out pretty well from consolidation. It wasn't cut like CVG, CLE, PIT, MEM, or STL were. It has the 4x day Amsterdam shuttle in summer Increase to 2x day CDG by DL in 2018 Domestic increases by DL in 2018 ...

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