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by airzona11
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

The market is evolving!

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 40
Views: 9577

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

You know what would help an AA possible TATL flight-- not axing flights/frequencies from major cities that lack an overseas flight like MCI and STL. Who in places like MCI and STL would fly to LHR via PHX except the lowest yielding bottom feeders? AA has ORD to take care of those markets. The same ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to these Delta flights?
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: What happens to these Delta flights?

Very interesting. Always wondered how that was handled.

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 6855

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

Lot's of premium seats on those birds. LH carries lots of paid J traffic across their network. FRA (and also MUC) sees a lot of connecting J traffic.

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Maybe you should wait till one flies before asserting this? :stirthepot: The 777x has outsold the A330neo. That could mean that new engine plus new wing is better than just new engine. How about that for pot stirring? You are absolutely correct. Only one problem Airbus spend $2B on A330NEO project ...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo
Replies: 47
Views: 5870

Re: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321

What is the word on the configuration? From seatguru: "Hawaiian Airlines' A321neo seats 189 passengers in a three class configuration. There are 16 First Class seats, 45 Extra Comfort Class seats and 128 Economy Class seats." Thanks, didnt realize that was posted! Seems like a good config...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo
Replies: 47
Views: 5870

Re: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321

Looking forward to seeing it in Phoenix.

What is the word on the configuration?

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

This is exactly what I was refuting in my post. The 779 is not a massive jump from 77W. It is being treated like the A380. Had your point been about the A380. Sure. Keep telling us A330s are going to replace 77Ws. Where is the 779 inefficient? There is such nonsense being spoken about on here, from...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 20
Views: 8106

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

My first ride on a 763 was SLC to DEN years back. That is the way to travel on a short flight! ( The whole routing was cool, flew PHX-SLC-DEN-SLC-PHX in addition to the 763, a CR2 when it was brand new with that new jet smell, a Western 733 and DL 727) SLC-Hawaii seems like a great fleet utilization...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

...The 77X is going to get more orders. There is no evidence to support that statement. B77W - 819 orders. Will be replaced with B787s or A350s or even A330 family based on capacity/range requirement. A380 - -317 orders. Even if every A380 order is delivered and replaced with B777X, still only 317 ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Well, why did Airbus decide not to work on the project of stretching the A350 any further? One possible cause could be that Airbus found no big market for that size, especially since 779 has already got orders from most airlines that would likely show interest in that segment. The same thing could ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5127

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

That is crazy to think about. How times have changed.

Also interesting that there are so many A/C movements smaller than 77W/A380.

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 23
Views: 4450

Re: British Airways at PHL

PHL also has lots of business demand to LHR and Beyond for Jclass. I think AA/BA do well upfront.

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

~300 orders before EIS (well before). That is a nice head start for Boeing to have. The 778 will be unmatched as a freighter. The A350 probably wont get stretched that far to match the 779. Seems like there might conceivably hundreds of more orders out there. LH didn't cancel the 77X. They haven't ...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

~300 orders before EIS (well before). That is a nice head start for Boeing to have. The 778 will be unmatched as a freighter. The A350 probably wont get stretched that far to match the 779. Seems like there might conceivably hundreds of more orders out there. LH didn't cancel the 77X. They haven't l...

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by airzona11
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 194
Views: 24905

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

keesje wrote:
I see this developing POTUS-Arab thing as far more threatening to the 777X. Furthermore I find it hard to understand why the A350-800 was a bad idea and the 777-8 is a good idea.


The 778 is ULH and platform of the freighter. The A350-800 is neither.

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 4648

Re: British Airspace Full?

It is certainly a logistical orchestra. Add some runways as others have suggested to reduce holding patterns. Pair that with enhanced GPS (and other Tech nav/routing solutions) and growth will be manageable.

A380s arent the answer. If they were, BA would have an EK size fleet.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 125
Views: 17247

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

A number of the DEN adds are exclusive UAX markets or UAX heavy markets. Throwing an Airbii alternative in these markets puts pressure on UAXs cost problems and staffing issues. Until they actually ride in one those F9 aircraft with seat pitch worse than any RJ, a fee to buy a coke or water. On UA ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 14271

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Such a great looking plane. None better IMO.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 85
Views: 10600

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Interesting they are targeting millennials. I think that is just a distraction from the real purpose of cheaper operating costs. A defining characteristic of "Millennials" is not being brand loyal. They will google and what ever the cheaper price is, they will fly. It all seems cheap (not ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8944

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

jimbo737 wrote:
Expanding into profitability. A very dangerous strategy and one that has rarely worked in the long term.


How else are airlines supposed to grow?

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8315

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

Exciting news. Love seeing the continued evolution in travel, especially in long haul. This is going to stimulate more demand. The vast majority of travelers going trans-atlantic probably dont do it frequently, so they have no brand allegiance. On the flip side, those that do, it is forcing the lega...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 185
Views: 28292

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

At the end of the day, there isn't that much material difference between the A320 / 737 planes. No surprising the hometown airline operates Boeings and touts that to business leaders in the area. That is publicity. AS is a well run airline, they aren't making bleeding heart irrational decisions. On ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12269

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Cracked up watching it. My experiences on BA are all for vacation purposes, which is already fun, but can just imagine settling into my BA long haul seat and starting the journey with a nice laugh.

How fun would it be to be seat mates with Sir Ian McKellen?

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12230

Re: New enhanced security for US bound passengers take effect.

From the article: All electronic devices larger than a smartphone will have to be removed from protective casing and fully charged for potential inspection. Yet no such similar requirements for domestic flights within the US. So this enhances security how? I'm sure DHS would claim that since the ba...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: ATC-SIM: the browser-based air traffic control simulator
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: ATC-SIM: the browser-based air traffic control simulator

This is high on the AvGeek meter. Cool game!

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12164

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit

Lower fuel / quick retirement of the 747s is giving them flexibility in the International long haul fleet. There seems to be more focus on growing domestic market with new/used planes. Makes sense too, long haul international has had a nice run. Good to see them not over leveraging and proactively p...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13538

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

So it is settled, no 787s for EK?

Seems like the 787-9/10 is fits into a space where they do not have / wont have capacity offerings. With their cozying relationship with FlyDubai, seems like a good size to fit between 738s on the low end and 77Ws on the next lowest end.

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27563

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

This is why, rather than screaming that "X Air Line sucks!" or "Y Airways is shit!" it would be wiser to get educated on the intricacies of flying commercial so that you can cover your bases when the airlines tries to pull one on you. Are you serious? So a paying passenger follo...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27563

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Doing this to a person with 1.6 million Twitter followers is beyond stupid, so Delta deserves everything they're getting for this. Alright, Delta Sales and Marketing group, are you hearing this? Please create a "Twitter Class" for where people with a certain number of followers can be sat...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27563

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

But what if she did pay for it? What if it was a downgrade? Surely people wouldn't be defending Delta? Twitter provides an instantaneous outlet and feedback loop. It is not a crime or distasteful to express your anger towards a product or service that you purchased that didn't meet expectation. May...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27563

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I think she has a legitimate complaint, like probably a bunch of other people who couldn't get the kind of publicity that she will for it. Yet how many posts are we into this without knowing what actually happened? At the end of the day it sounds like she may have been made to move to another seat ...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7582

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Replacing routes and airplanes is a stretch. But it will certainly get more people to airports/airplanes (when that happens, TBD). Intra California routes, NE Corridor etc have more chance of disruption from flying cars than they do "hyperloop." Hyperloop is still a train, there are the in...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 9356

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

So did Delta have bad quarter?

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14979

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Crazy something like GLA to NYC (with a hub) cannot sustain year round on a 757. Even less than daily.

Wonder how AA does GLA-PHL?

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9221

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

The follow up to this: next person who tries to do the same thing, will retrieve it, empty, at baggage claim with a note from the ground crew, "Thanks for the drink."

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 151
Views: 49335

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Those winglets are as good as they get!

Will be interested to see the pricing on PY, 48 seats seems like a lot. Granted the only had to remove 1 seat per row vs Y. Awesome to have that buy up options vs J class.

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9079

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Hopefully they can trim some more of the loss leading routes. From all the talk of corruption, it sounds like maybe costs on the back end and the domestic setup might be losing money. Sure, if you call having only 1 chamber of Congress for only two years "controlling for most" of an 8yr te...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 39
Views: 6918

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

What an awesome Trip Report! Thank you for sharing!

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13303

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Why is Norwegians "flag of convenience" under so much scrutiny when every legacy airline has regionals and subsidiaries and different employee groups with the exact same intention, lower costs/lower wages. flags of convenience are union busting techniques to get around union and state lab...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13303

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

What a silly question. Only the legacies can offer "sustainable" long haul service. If it doesn't have lie-flat seats, few on these forums will be stepping aboard. Here is what is happening today: IAG, AF/KLM Group, among others are creating subsidiaries to compete head-on, basing speciall...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 40
Views: 9577

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

Wouldn't ve surprised if they were using the 2nd BA flight as a test. I could see a smaller AA plane doing a 2nd daily, either 767/332/788. I have heard some grumblings as well, nothing official, but just talk. The 2nd daily limited weekly flights on the 747 are a huge jump. Take those seats and sp...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book
Replies: 68
Views: 10159

Re: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book

Nothing has happened really. Apart from AC reconsidering their 737-9 decision by low profile removing their slots from the 737-9 assembly line-up. Which shouldn't come as unexpected when Boeing themselves was forced to redo the aircraft to keep United on board. :eyebrow: Like the A320 Family, belie...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48656

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Well the 739/ER has decades of life still left at UA. If it improves use ability it may be worth it. I'm not sure why Boeing would just give UA the retrofits for free, UA is probably giving them some money. It would not surprise me if any/all of this was covered as a part of the recent UA 100 MAX10...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2736

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

WN would lose all of the simplicity and benefits of operating a single-type fleet. If you look at it, (almost) all successful LCCs (if you can call WN that) use a single aircraft type, at least for short-haul: Ryanair (and its sister companies worldwide), Wizzair, Norwegian, most of the Asian LCCs....

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4746

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Here's a news article about it (in Dutch): https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/condor-rechtstreeks-naar-phoenix-en-seattle Seems like they're not only adding Phoenix but also Seattle. They pull out of San Diego and the Maledives. Lufthansa is taking over San Diego and Male w...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4746

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Awesome news! Excited to see DE and a German bird in Phx again!

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 56
Views: 6787

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

You say that it has been proven technology in the military. What crashes happened where this deployable flight recorder was found floating in the ocean? Has it ever actually worked? Well, DRS claim theirs work 95% of the time, which is a vast improvement on the 20-25% success rate of fixed ELT's. I...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 56
Views: 6787

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Interesting development and for sure something the manufacturers etc are working on. I think the rush to call certain posters dense is a bit much. There are obviously reasons the solutions that people are saying are, "so simple, reliable and great" are not yet deployed. Reality is that the...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 7893

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

As a US based *Gold flyer, I would always love that AC granted club access on trans border flights. Always had great experiences flying AC, in the old 77W layout I got the first row economy B seat with no A next to it, just about the best coach flight ever. Anecdotally, I know some Million Milers wh...

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