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by YSAPW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1624

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Have not seen this posted yet: two days ago, El Salvador government signed an agreement with Qatar (news don't give details about the content of such agreement), which would open the possibility for a flight between the two nations. Qatar airways has allegedly shown some interest in the mentioned ro...

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by YSAPW
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 16
Views: 6701

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

As mentioned above, SAL (El Salvador international airport) is the base of "Aeroman", a fairly large MRO, which gives maintenance to many US carriers (AA, Southwest, JetBlue, and many others from the americas). Lately I have seen bunches of AA 330's receiving maintenance there.

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by YSAPW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7030

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Nice info! Thanks for the pictures. I had no clear idea, till today, of how Iberia operated those flights (was to young to pay attention).
Saludos!

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by YSAPW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7030

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

[quote="SJOtoLIR"]Flashback. Some pics from Iberia in Central America: Cool photos. I remember seeing the MD-87 at SAL in the late 90's. However, I don't recall which routes it flew? (Did it only transport passengers to MIA / how did Iberia operate in Central America back in the day / anyo...

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by YSAPW
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 14785

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

"Any publicity is good publicity".
And here we are, everyone is talking about that piece of publicity.

I don't find it offensive at all. I tend to look at things with the 'positive eye'; no one was intending to harm no one else.

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by YSAPW
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11955

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Some flights will be via SAL and others via GUA. Juanchito Can a 319/320 even make it GUA-JFK nonstop without penalties? According to Great Circle, distance between JFK - GUA is 1,790 nm, and GUA is aprox. 4950 ft AMSL, so I would guess is well within range for a fully loaded A319/20. I have flown ...

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by YSAPW
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11955

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

According to that link, Volaris would be flying out of SAL to Los Angeles and New York. The flight to NY would be originating in SJO, stopping in SAL, and then direct to (I assume JFK). Also next year, a direct flight from SJO to IAD has been announced. This is good news for the salvadorean, and Cen...

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by YSAPW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

If the question is why airliners don't cruise at higher Mach - it's just drag and fuel. Also, with the advent of long range ETOPs, the designers have to optimise the payload-range diagram for a lower MTOW, pushing them to slower speeds to get the same range you might have achieved by carrying a lot...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

Well. It is an interesting topic indeed, but as stated above, easily explained in a technical way. Nevertheless, 'going faster' is something we humans keep thinking (dreaming) about, i guess.

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by YSAPW
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Why can't planes fly faster?

Hello community! Even though a member who has been reading the site for a while, this will be my first post. Recently we have been reading a lot about 'new planes' and much revolves around them, which is natural; for example 778-X, A350, etc. Therefore a lot is discussed regarding the improvements t...

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