There is already quite a bit of fleet mixing going on at the hubs, its not uncommon to see LAA 757s, Airbuses, and 737 in CLT, PHX, and PHL. The widebodies are unlikely to happen until flight attendant integration is completed though, because at this point LAA FAs can't work LUS metal and vice versa.Jump to post
At the end of June AA will turn off SABRE as it finishes its transition to USAir's QIK system. I think this is a HUGE mistake. There was nothing wrong with SABRE. The new system is NOT QIK at all. Its slow, tedious, confusing, and makes no sense. It takes nearly 2-3x as long to accomplish many task...Jump to post
That would be PEMCO. The heavy check game is all about money, you'll see most airlines actually get there heavy checks done where they can get it done at the best cost. In this case, Pemco likely gave them the best deal. The cost of the flight will sometimes seem like nothing compared to a check its...Jump to post
Sidebar, what would the Argentinians actually do with the Falklands that the British aren't doing now (if they actually were to acquire them through peaceful or forceful means)? To my understanding, there isn't much there... They are needed for strategic sheep purposes... https://youtu.be/6omQ5JjjL...Jump to post
Last time I checked, that contract wasn't an actual conversion contract, but an engineering contract. The actual conversion to a Blues aircraft is performed by the squadron not depot. It will still be a while before we see a Blue and Yellow Super Hornet.Jump to post
The paint on an aircraft is only good for so long before the aircraft needs to be repainted, NK elected to save a bit of money and repaint the aircraft when they are required too, instead of investing the capital up front to make the fleet look the same. Why paint the planes when you can buy more wi...Jump to post
Not even a 777, it was an A320 which could have used any of the 100 other gates at ATL that Delta decided to park at the only gate that can take an A380. Not petty at all la la la... Since when does Delta handle gate assignments on E at ATL? Since the beginning of time. It's an gentleman's agreemen...Jump to post
The answer your looking for isn't as simple as you hope it to be. Normally the airline selects aircraft by demand. At AA the A321 is larger than the 738 which is larger than the a320 and so on. The airlines don't want to fly a plane with empty seats, so they choose the gauge accordingly to make sure...Jump to post
From what I've been told by someone that is involved with such things (or was over the last decade or so), this sort of thing happens a lot. As for the extra "cost" these hours are mostly in replacement for training hours that the crews would be flying anyway. As for the D.C. area, while ...Jump to post
In other words, they seem to do old US Airways flying. They must not be willing to spend money to equip more stations. They will just go out like this. The pmAA and pmUS work groups, at least the FAs (not sure about other groups), are not integrated yet. So it's not about equipping stations, I don'...Jump to post
A lot of these aircraft rotate through the US, Canada, The Caribbean, and Mexico every day. If one plane can do it so can another. It is easier to equip all aircraft than create a sub fleet to fly the Caribbean and Mexico legs. The FAA requires all aircraft to have these rafts more than 50 miles off...Jump to post
Yes it starts on Jun 4thJump to post
Sometimes that first aircraft takes longer than expected to get ready. Even if it is a type that they regularly work on I guess this isn't like driving a car off the showroom floor, but what sort of work must be done on the 77W to get it ready for service with UA? It is more like getting the dealer...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:BravoOne wrote:Kind of a broad question. Are you in a 737 or a 747. What OpSpecs are you working under and is this an ETOPS flight or? Departure point to where?greg85 wrote:For the entire world?
Let say a typical a330 flying out of south africa?
Fox news is reporting it was an AC flight, but my sources say that it was DL flight from ANC-MSP-FLL and the guy had checked a gun. picked it up in baggage went into the bathroom loaded it and came out shooting. i hope it wasn't Delta but since Delta has already dispatched a care team to FLL. Sadly...Jump to post
I just checked Sabre, there are not flights on the weekends there. May is a notoriously slow month, its possible that they just cut the weekend flying to DCA because its traditionally low traffic, as are most business oriented routes on the weekends in the north-east. Edit: I also agree with above.....Jump to post
G4's CEO announced either late last year or very early this year that they are getting rid of all their MD80's. They are all being replaced by A319/A320 aircraft. The reason they have so many issues with them is because they are outdated, over used, and under maintained. This has been discussed hun...Jump to post
^Do corporate jets carry ATS-B transponders and 'pingers' to be found in cases such as these? Im not sure what you mean by 'pingers', unless you mean ELTs. GA aircraft in the US are required to carry an ELT of some sort (121.5 or 406) but ADS-B is not required and wouldn't be very useful in the cas...Jump to post
I believe all tactical aircraft have tail hooks. I know for sure f-15s and f-16s have tail hooks. They are not beefed up for carrier arrestment though. But the carrier field markings are not only for the pilots to get practice landings before they are cleared for carrier landings. They are also use...Jump to post
flymco753 wrote::eek: I don't know what I'd do if I saw a customer peel off in a baggage tug, do I call someone or what?
Airbus discontinues the Airbus A380 Why so? Airbus hasnt either discounted their A318 which so far has been a total fraud in terms of sales. So why the A380? The A318 is a member of an in-production line of aircraft, theoretically everything is already in place to building a new A318 tomorrow is so...Jump to post
So, at this point, either Allegiant is safe and somebody has an ax to ground against the company, or the FAA is beholden to Allegiant and unable to perform the job of keeping the airline safe. I'm going to have to go for the first one until Allegiant has a serious accident. If we believe #2 is true...Jump to post
Okay Ill ask the question again. Since all of these FedEx aircraft are CATlllb capable, what have gained with this EVS system installed? I can see this if you were operating this aircraft into airports without CATlll runways but do they? If it such a great advancement why not all airliners use it? ...Jump to post
The good thing about multi-crew operations is that tasks are split, so you can have one pilot looking somewhat or completely outside, while the other keeps his head inside. Short answer, it is a gradual process. Long answer: For an approach with "ordinary" Cat I minima ILS with (typically...Jump to post
The fixed base operators (FBOS) that run the general aviation areas of the airports all have leased ramp space from LAX to park planes of all sizes. In the case of LA they can handle any size plane and normally have room to park a couple on their ramp also. So its not completely just random free spa...Jump to post
Bombardier mentioned a few months ago that there would be at least 2 Cseries orders before the year end. Any idea if these orders will still materialize and who they will be from? The following have mentioned interest in the Cseries over recent months: -British Airways -Spirit -Jetblue -undisclosed...Jump to post
jetbluefan1 wrote:(2) Poke B6 in the eye by breaking its monopoly on the route. (NK doesn't fly this, right?)...
When I worked in TPA, we were always wondering when 3M was going to go belly up and it never came, and there was always passengers on their planes regardless. While I agree that it looks like they would be the first to leave, experience tells me that it will take a lot for that to happenJump to post
Jerseyguy wrote:Do they have a metal detector at the employee enterace??
I heard from an internal source that I was one of the ramp supervisorsJump to post
That's because the fighter planes nearly always need to use reheat in order to achieve their maximum speeds. Only in a few cases is that not so. I'm stil dubious that this will actually reach commercial service. Concorde Required Reheat to achieve Mach but did not need it to maintain it. If supercr...Jump to post