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by Natflyer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?
Replies: 16
Views: 2746

Re: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?

Is all this because with the thinner hotter air the engine does not provide enough thrust to get the plane in the air? Yes It is just as much a matter of the wings being less effective, requiring a higher speed to provide the necessary amount of lift. Correct. And that is where Max Tire Speed becom...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 60
Views: 8160

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

AirbusOnly wrote:
CHI87LG wrote:
Good luck Icelanders, you are in for an even wilder ride this summer. Jeeeeez.


#Agree completely with you!! It's simply WOW what they achieved in the last two years!!


You didn't get it, did you?

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by Natflyer
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 60
Views: 8160

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

I wonder how much more KEF can handle before the seams burst. They just keep adding more and more service. Well it pretty much came apart at the seams last summer, so should only get worse this year! ORD with its looong turnaround/taxi times will be a challenge for the slow flying 321 to make the r...

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9222

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Here is an article (in Dutch) about a well respected Dutch pilot and columnist for that website switching from Emirates to Norwegian. http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/72/algemeen/columnist-jan-cocheret-van-emirates-naar-norwegian He'll be based in Fort Lauderdale flying a 787. Has fl...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Group unveils 737 MAX strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3745

Re: Lion Air Group unveils 737 MAX strategy

7:30 on a 737MAX? Not without payload restrictions...

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7155

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

What Boeing is pitching to potential "MOM" customers these days is NOT a variation of the 787. Nuff said.

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

No airline flying to Iceland uses a frame as small as the C100. Furthermore no steep approach or departure is necessary. REK would handle a 787-800 or an A320 quite well. RKV's longest runway can handle a 787-8 to mainland Europe without a significant weight penalty? The A320 is a pipe dream, there...

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by Natflyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

planeguy wrote:
I may be flamed for posing this question, but how feasible would it be for a lo-co like Ryanair to serve Reykjavik's domestic terminal (RKV) instead (alongside Air Iceland)?


A non-starter for three reasons. Runway length, lack of facilites and noise issues.

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15349

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

EK is not the only carrier that has felt a slowdown in booking to the USA. And same thing happened post 9/11. A lot of people will avoid the hassle factor and vacation elsewhere.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

The Turkish 737-900ERs used for longer routes have 151 seats (low density) and 2 ACTs. Hence the range.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption table
Replies: 25
Views: 2272

Re: Fuel consumption table

I don't think I buy that a DC-8-63 burns less than a 707-320B. It's bigger, heavier, and has the same engines. According to Flight 1972 707-320B - 885 km/h - 5375 kg/h DC-6-83 - 875 km/h - 5400 kg/h at the maximum take-off weight and max range average fuel burn is 707-320B - 5050 kg/h - 5.94 kg/km ...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15340

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Well, conveniently that picture does not show the archaic overhead panel covered in the skin, hair and blood of all the pilots that have smacked their heads against it... Fixed that for you! :wink2: Regardless of the cockpit designed for midgets, I look forward to seeing the -9 in service. Thanks s...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15340

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!. Completely inaccurate. However - Regardless of whatever perceived or imagined shortcomings this new derivative may have, I am happy to see her roll out. Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to m...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5213

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

With PVDs 7100' (2184m) runway, PVD-BGO will be a payload restricted flight in summer temps. Pie in the sky.

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by Natflyer
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

No bump. 28K thrust as proposed.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2909

American to need visas to EU?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 09406.html

If if happens, which I doubt, it would not bode well for TATL operators.

But given the atmosphere in the White House, anything is possible...
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 09406.html

If if happens, which I doubt, it would not bode well for TATL operators.

But given the atmosphere in the White House, anything is possible...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10192

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

Norwegian is to launch 50 New routes in total this year and hire 2000 New employes globally. http://e24.no/naeringsliv/norwegian-air-shuttle/kjos-fikk-groent-lys-i-usa-naa-ruller-norwegian-ut-nye-ruter-over-atlanterhavet/23932580 You mean 2000 contractors, not employees. Employees have benefits, va...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Luton rumour
Replies: 73
Views: 13508

Re: JetBlue Luton rumour

Forget TATL flights on the A321LR out of LTN, unless the idea is to move about 50 pax... Needs another 6-700m of runway.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taillights.
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Taillights.

^I think you're right, given the many configurations. I personally like the three-bulb 777/787/748 one the best, it tells you how far away the plane is and what its pitch angle is relative to your line of sight to it. Single-bulbs like on most Airbii are useless for ranging. Scary. Use your TCAS or...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10192

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

I think this is the umpteenth thread about Norwegian from Cork to USA. And nothing tangible has ever come out. Will it ever happen?

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries
Replies: 43
Views: 7490

Re: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries

Gonna see a lot more of deferrals to come. Dropping yields in a lot of markets, fuel prices relatively low... what is the rush?

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

The point is, while the 737-8 holds its own, the 737-9 gets its butt kicked and I am afraid the 737-10 will not help much. If the changes to the landing gear on the -10 Max can also be applied to the -9 Max, the -9 Max could improve its field performance and be quite useful for longer range 737 rou...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

From the FlightGlobal article: The proposed 737 Max 10 retains the 28,000lb-thrust CFM International Leap-1B and accepts a slightly higher maximum take-off weight And therein lies the challenge. MTOW take-offs will be interesting, unless the new landing gear will be "spring loaded" to toss...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual timers in the flight deck
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Re: Manual timers in the flight deck

Egg timers were great for reminding one to pickup Volmet reports at certain times. Also when one pilot took a nap, set the timer at 20-30 min.

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Korean order A321Neo and 737 Max 8?
Replies: 15
Views: 3479

Re: Why did Korean order A321Neo and 737 Max 8?

The optimal type of each family. Simple.

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by Natflyer
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route analysis: 1500 routes still operating from 2800 attempted
Replies: 16
Views: 3471

Re: Ryanair route analysis: 1500 routes still operating from 2800 attempted

So operating around 53% of routes they have tried. Would have thought the success rate would be higher. But hard to tell when carriers drop routes. No pomp and circumstance around that.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Performing maintenance in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Performing maintenance in cold weather

Like you might have seen from YFB, a special purpose tent and heaters.

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by Natflyer
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a 767-300ER do ATQ-YYZ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1715

Re: Can a 767-300ER do ATQ-YYZ?

You shouldn't use the PW chart, as the PW engines are almost as efficient as historical steam engines. With CF6 and an OEW of 85000kg I get 26700kg of payload, Where on Earth would you find a 767-300 with 85000kg OEW? Ours (with Winglets) are in the region of 92-93,500kg... In a "real-life&quo...

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Profit Drops On Higher Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 2196

Re: Spirit Airlines Profit Drops On Higher Cost

Spirit Airlines reported its fourth quarter and full year results showing a fall in net income for both periods. For the fourth quarter to end December 2016, Spirit reported a 34.8 percent drop in net profit to USD$48.5 million over the same period in 2015. For the full year, Spirit’s net income wa...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s
Replies: 69
Views: 21853

Re: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s

If this small change gives 1.5 %, than it is it also understandable that Airbus went withits own design on the A320 series instead of Aviation Partners. Small changes big results. 0,7% I think the assumed fuel savings are. It is a fairly quick mod. New "cap" on top of winglet. Winglet to ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this the World's current longest flight?
Replies: 49
Views: 12790

Re: Is this the World's current longest flight?

b747400erf wrote:

similar to EK, due to a strong union, pilots can be on duty for around 25 hours total.

That crew has 4 pilots.

winds coming back to the Gulf make the flight drag on, but the airplane is made for this type of flying.


Haha! I am not sure many caught that. Strong union, my a....

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 6822

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

caaardiff wrote:
No-one get their hair off when legacy carriers like KLCH/AF/BACF offload bags from the cabin because theres no space.


No because they were not charged for having them onboard!

But the airlines themselves made the carry-on problem when they started charging for hold baggage.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 6822

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

I can see the legacy's getting back some marketshare thanks to this. I think unfortunately, regardless of what happens to WOW Air, this will push "legacy" airlines to start charging/nickel and diming more. They always follow the first movers, the industry moves that way. Bit of a bummer, ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 6822

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

Bit of a bummer, but not a huge deal. Took family of four IAD-KEF last August and WOW was great -- comfy plane, happy staff. Was about $1,000 cheaper for all of us than Icelandair. Would do it again. You definitely did not fly WOW IAD-KEF. They operate from BWI, calling it Washington DC... That sai...

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by Natflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF
Replies: 48
Views: 6038

Re: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF

Since the A319 leaves after 21:00 and returns to Canada about 10:00 the next morning most of the time spent on the Canada-KEF routes would be spent sitting on the apron in YYZ and YUL during the night curfew. Well neither of these airport has a night "curfew" per se, although getting out ...

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 135
Views: 32551

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

Looks like they picked the perfect February day for it...
CYFB 012100Z 35007KT 5SM -SN OVC054 M22/M25 A2966 RMK SC8 SLP051

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by Natflyer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats
Replies: 28
Views: 5782

Re: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats

Not J class by any means at 37". How many seats will they lose in each a/c type will be interesting to see.

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by Natflyer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 4095

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

Icelandair (FI) flew KEF-BOS ca 1984-1988 with the DC-8-63. Resumed again in mid-nineties on 757s. Found this pix of TF-FLV at BOS. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Icelandair/McDonnell-Douglas-DC-8-63/55391?qsp=eJwtjDEKAkEMRe%2BSWgsRLLbTC2jhBcLkry6OzpAE3WHZuxsHu8d78BZK5eWY/doqaCADa7rThiorP42GhR5on6IS...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Impact of the Ban on Airline's Business?
Replies: 32
Views: 3559

Re: The Impact of the Ban on Airline's Business?

Iran Iraq Syria Sudan Libya Yemen Somalia Iran and Iraq are the only two with widespread commercial flights. Anyone who holds multiple passports can travel on the other passport. And which countries can be added to this list with more "executive orders"? Those who protest? The list might ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 30
Views: 3126

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

What would the flight time be? 7 hours? and a 2 hour time difference There appears to be a new bank emerging. The LAX and SFO flights now arrive into KEF approx. 1330 and then there's a bank of flights to Europe in the afternoon to LGW, CDG and AMS, approx. 1500. Interestingly, any other route mean...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 30
Views: 3126

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

Probably an expensive route to fly, with increased security costs. Will they have to base Israeli security in Iceland? Timings will be an issue also, might need to nightstop the a/c in TLV to achieve ideal connections. Looking at the distance, they will probably need the 321neo to do this. An expens...

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by Natflyer
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to become 1st 737 MAX operator?
Replies: 42
Views: 10230

Re: Norwegian to become 1st 737 MAX operator?

Norwegian leapfrogs Southwest as first 737 Max operator Norwegian Air Shuttle said that it will be the first to take delivery of Boeing's new 737 Max airliner, jumping ahead of Southwest Airlines, the carrier confirmed Thursday. "Norwegian will now be the first airline to take delivery of the ...

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by Natflyer
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Issues an AD for the 767-The most expensive ever?
Replies: 26
Views: 6050

Re: FAA Issues an AD for the 767-The most expensive ever?

The 767 fleet I fly has aircraft built in 1997-2001, the cycles on these range from 16-18K. So to reach 37,5K will take another 17-20 years. I am sure they will be long gone before that.

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by Natflyer
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines FA's falling sick because of new uniforms?
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

Re: American Airlines FA's falling sick because of new uniforms?

Yeah, my current uniform makes me sick as well...

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by Natflyer
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

1. First of all, you'll be having a MZFW problem to achieve that. I've done the math and you end up having to carry 206 pax and luggage with 19 tons of ZFW, if Airbus carries out a necessary MZFW increase. That's optimistic to say the least. Would you mind expanding a bit on your math ? For example...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757
Replies: 76
Views: 18200

Re: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757

Where would the new 737-Max 10 stand in this conversation? Range reduced in line with Operating Empty Weight increase, probably loses at least one hour of endurance. Looking at the the weight increase between the -8 and the -9, a little bit more than the -9/-10 3 (rows of seating), the Landing Gear...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

To those who are talking about the A321 NEO like it's an MOM for LCC's who are going to fly over the Atlantic with it: You don't know what you're talking about! And yet, that is exactly what will happen with the A321LR. It's sickening that this is allowed to go on and on while basically being very ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757
Replies: 76
Views: 18200

Re: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757

georgiabill wrote:
Could the 738 Max do PTY-SEA-PTY or PTY-YVR-PTY non stop without a payload hit?


No. Somewhere between 140-150 pax probably.

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by Natflyer
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair linking up with long-haul carriers for 'seamless' baggage transfer
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Re: Ryanair linking up with long-haul carriers for 'seamless' baggage transfer

How about doing connections in their own system first?

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by Natflyer
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 weight restriction on short hop
Replies: 36
Views: 2004

Re: 737 weight restriction on short hop

Actually, what I wrote was right. Yes, max takeoff weight can be limited by max landing weight on short flights. But every airliner can land with full passengers and reasonable fuel reserves. And every airliner can make short flights with a full cabin. If this flight had an exceptional amount of ba...

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