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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 58
Views: 10319

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Fantastic news. This order adds 3-4 months worth of 777 production. Boeing must be at or near enough 777 orders to bridge the gap until the 77X. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd like to know how many outstanding 777 orders there are versus production slots available that will allow for t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 58
Views: 10319

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Fantastic news. This order adds 3-4 months worth of 777 production. Boeing must be at or near enough 777 orders to bridge the gap until the 77X. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd like to know how many outstanding 777 orders there are versus production slots available that will allow for th...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 952

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

No one knows what would have transpired. Impossible to answer your queries.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10859

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

Closer to pushback we get a load sheet that accounts for all the checked in luggage, cargo, catering, fuel, crew, and passengers. I am curious which of those items are actual weights and which are estimates. Does the A350 have built in load cells in the gear as a check? I would assume that luggage,...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The long term sustainability of aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1514

Re: The long term sustainability of aviation

It's very sustainable. Think of how far we've come in 100 years. If you look forward 100 years or so, there will be many advances. Also, Aviation fuel burn is but a very small amount of overall fuel burn (~5%). So while the numbers you quote sound huge (Tons of Fuel), it's really a drop in the bucke...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21078

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

artofzen wrote:
It applies to any president not just your lordship


This isn’t the place for such a moronic comment. Take it elsewhere.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 3268

Re: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore

I would like to know why the two stops on the way home as well. Seems like it could be done eastbound with one stop, even with heavy loads. The plane is VIP config, but not light. There are also inherent risk calculations with maxing out the fuel tanks/weight, certainly over water. Plus, it wouldn'...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 3268

Re: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore

I would like to know why the two stops on the way home as well. Seems like it could be done eastbound with one stop, even with heavy loads.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AKL on a Sunday Morning : Airport or City?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: AKL on a Sunday Morning : Airport or City?

Yes, definitely do it.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9393

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

The assumed temp is +50 deg F higher than the actual OAT. that's pretty impressive . It's going to make for a damn long runway takeoff roll though. It saves on engine wear but I'd rather have runway behind me and sky below me in more of a hurry than that. I was never a fan of Max Gross takeoffs eve...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 122
Views: 16663

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Norwegian 3x-4x per week to LGW is a no brainer if they have available planes. BCN would be more interesting though. With fuel prices rising and in their current financial condition, highly unlikely . If the route was able to pull in higher yields than their other destinations, then it wouldn't be ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9393

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

I was on the inaugural flight today from IAH-MCO. As you can see from the T/O data below, the B737MAX-9 is still a dog on departure just like it’s older brother. This takeoff data makes for rather good comparisons as there was 0 wind today. We were even 30 thousand plus pounds under MTOW. But as so...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9393

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

The MAX 9 will still suffer due to it's landing gear issues that make its field performance less than optimal. If the gear for the MAX 10 were made available for the MAX 9, perhaps the MAX 9 would be better aircraft for some airlines than the MAX 8. Yet UA operates over 100 -900s throughout their n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 35825

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://boeing.com/information/


Why is that? Why not paint them there at Paine Field? They have a paint facility there in Everett.
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Ethan123 wrote:
Fact: most new 777-300ERs are usually painted in Portland, Oregon. That is according to Boeing.
From https://boeing.com/information/


Why is that? Why not paint them there at Paine Field? They have a paint facility there in Everett.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9393

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

How about that. The 739MAX will be flying IAH-ANC, which can push 7 hours. Quite a remarkable airplane if you ask me. Will this quiet all the naysayers out there about how bad this plane supposedly is? No.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL dual runway takeoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: PHL dual runway takeoffs

putthoff wrote:
I am here in the line of planes waiting to take off on 9l in philly—about 15 deep. Sunny great weather. Why not use both parallels for takeoff?


Because planes have to land as well......

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8031

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

The A350 is a mighty fine plane, but the 789 is extremely robust. It's flying distances that the 350 is not, currently. The 789 has amazing range and payload capabilities and if look 5-10 years down the road (likely when NZ would be taking delivery of these replacement planes), it's very likely the ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 477
Views: 113260

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does anyone know when the last commercial 737NG will be delivered to an airline?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 477
Views: 113260

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Dominion301 wrote:
Not too many 737 NGs still rolling off the assembly line any more.



There are still about 343 NG's yet to be delivered as of March 2018.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 31, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10015

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

airtran737 wrote:
EK shouldn’t be able to enplane passengers from anywhere by the UAE.



That's a ridiculous statement. Of course they should be able to. Competition is a beautiful thing. Compete or get out. Let the free market determine who should fly a given route.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15290

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

People are overcomplicating this system, it's pretty much just the aerodynamically shaped raked wingtip that folds up. There are no flight controls or fuel systems in this part of the wing, just wiring for wing tip lights and maybe anti-ice ducts. Maybe? I think you are oversimplifying the system w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 31, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7894

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

MAN-LAX on VS makes more sense. The tech crowd can easily transfer in AMS, FRA, LHR for SFO and SJC. I can never say it enough how much I dislike the essence of DL, BUT I must say its fascinating to watch them fiddle with VS's scheduling and the whole VS/DL/KL/AF thing will be a real force! Why do ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5794

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads. I’ve been trying for a while now but I fail to see the butt-ugly bit. Looks good enough to me. Stunning plane, the A350. Imagine a 787 in this livery. God,...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16530

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Did you want to back this up with gals/pax-mile or lbs/pax-mile on a typical route? Compared to say a 767 of its time? Empty weight per passenger is the best metric to compare short haul CASM. Let's compare all three at 28" pitch full economy. 737-900ER - 44600kg 215 passengers = 206kg per pas...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 313
Views: 25802

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Allow commercial flights out of the Collin County Airport in McKinney. Majority of the area's growth is up there in big sky country. Love Field is a landlocked in town airport like Midway that really can't grown beyond it's current size. DAL can easily grow beyond its current size of 20 gates. Reme...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4802

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

Wow - Great news if true. Can't wait for a press release of sorts to come out verifying the order, preferably from Boeing or such.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Re: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range

The 77L hasn't been very successful because its economics drop off around the range of 77E/77W (8000 mi/13000 km). Also, the 77E/W are still relatively economical at their extreme ranges. Routes like HKG-JFK are nowadays comfortably flown by the 77W, and HKG-JFK has for a while been one of the long...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 24, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11980

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

So when will the first wings be done baking in the autoclave?
Any idea when rollout of the fist frame will be?

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11980

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I am fairly certain they will do inflight tests with one or both wings folded. From the dimensions of the wing being folded, it almost looks like a winglet, not much surface area. Exactly. Of course they will do flight testing with the wings folded/inoperable. Also, like you said, it's a very small...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11980

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Folks, some of you are making absolutely ridiculous comments. Of course it will be safe and will be able to fly if something happened to the tips. With that said, it is very unlikely once in flight to experience any issue since it's locked in place prior to takeoff. Enough with the silly comments ab...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11980

FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarc ... ddf7485a13


Final Approval Given. Congrats to Boeing. Can't wait to see the 777-8/9 fly.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarc ... ddf7485a13


Final Approval Given. Congrats to Boeing. Can't wait to see the 777-8/9 fly.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Bricktop wrote:
Jayafe wrote:
Delta crying to the press in 3, 2, 1....

Why? Who else flies non-stop from EWR to DXB? I think Delta LH only flies to AMS and CDG from Newark.



Because Delta whines about everything when one of the ME airlines start a route.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon May 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21209

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Long turn times only affect Boeing a/c like the 757, the A321 with its wider cabin will not suffer that indignity. Wonder why the longer turn times on longer n/b body a/c is even a debate......everything has to be A versus B. :roll: I've been at the back of plenty of A321's. The wider cabin does no...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7526

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

I'm a firm believer WN will do very well in Hawaii. They just carry too many people on their flights throughout the Continental USA and such a large domestic following for them not to be able to haul mountains of people to Hawaii. Is it a guarantee they will do well? No. But if anyone has a realisti...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19221

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Well, I recently flew both the A350 and B787 of Qatar Airways and I must say Id take the 350 any day over the 787. I just don't like the Dreamliner, to me its too cramped and the air too dry compared to the 350 which is currently my favourite airliner. I didn't notice any glaring differences in noi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why does my LUV stock continue to plummet?
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Why does my LUV stock continue to plummet?

Airline stocks are typically not a good investment. Get out of individual stocks and into a handful of solid mutual funds, which will hold some airline stocks in it.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29325

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I don't know which way this potential order will go, but I've seen several people indicate the A330 as a possibility because it's cheaper. I really do not think that is the case any longer, especially for such a blue chip customer. The 787 price has come down as the program has matured and we recent...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26639

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Not sure what is sad about this. Technology is pretty darn exciting. These r&d endeavors and assembly lines keep people employed, for a thing. Gone are the days of the 707 for long haul indeed, yet these were not wider than a 737 MAX and they were seen as cool. The 707 is a 600 MPH cruise aircr...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa spaceflex jumpseat
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Lufthansa spaceflex jumpseat

What!!?

Say it ain’t so. There is NO way an Airbus 320 series plane can be less comfortable in any way than a 737! It’s just not possible! The 737 is inferior in ever way comfort wise to the 320!

:o

Of course, I’m kidding, but that’s what half of Anet believes.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air has high record of in-flight breakdowns
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Allegiant Air has high record of in-flight breakdowns

Think this is what we get for low fares. :roll: Allegiant Air is a small, ultra-low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas, that happens to be one of the country's most profitable airlines. But, according to federal aviation records and interviews with pilots, mechanics and industry experts, it may also b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26639

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I don’t see the CFM 56-7 issues being a concern in this topic. They are well proven and highly reliable given the media over sensationalism they have been receiving for the extremely small amount of failures. But as I stated earlier I personally don’t feel the 738 739 and CEO320 (exception of MAX a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After Delta and United, Alaska Airlines now adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Re: After Delta and United, Alaska Airlines now adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals

There should be NO ‘Emotional Support’ animals in the cabin. That’s what Xanax (and the like) are for.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Weekend Cancun Service from MSY & SAT
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: United Weekend Cancun Service from MSY & SAT

Wow didn’t realize that. I wonder what affect, if any, the recent crime wave in Cancun will have on bookings this Summer. Obviously the college aged kids will still go, but I know of many families, including mine who used to frequent Cancun, are going elsewhwere in the Caribbean. Educated travelers...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4497

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

The Max-10 requires a extra flight attendant. The Max5-200 can be worked by three attendants I believe if they only fill 199 seats of the plane. The FR planes are configured with 197 seats. Above 200 you need a attendant, which would cost Ryanair extra personel. I wouldn't expect the Max-10, unless...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4497

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

Surprised they didn't go for the Max 10, notwithstanding the price difference; with Wizz and Easy having gone for the 321Neo; FR surely doesn't want to be beaten in the "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap" department. No doubt further negotiation with Boeing on the larger model. The article...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4497

Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/24/reu ... lanes.html
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It appears Ryanair has purchased an additional 25 MAX Planes. Congrats to Boeing and Ryanair.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/24/reu ... lanes.html

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1585

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

The media always goes to far with things. It's what they do, unfortunately.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10177

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

Looks absolutely lovely. Can't wait to try it out once in service. I could definitely see ourselves splurging for Premium Economy per the picture shown. More recline = a big win for me.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11721

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

scbriml wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
The NSA is targeting 757/767 size, not the 737.


You appear to be confused. NSA is considered to be Boeing's all-new 737 replacement.

If it happens, NMA/MOM/797 is Boeing's 757/767 plane.


Yes, I made a typo. I own my mistake.

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