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by YSAPW
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21913

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Until further notice, GUA is close due to the intense activity of Volcan de Fuego , resulting in volcanic ash over the airport area. Regards. Some nasty eruption this was. El Salvador's government released a statement, making MSLP and MSSS available for all the flights affected by the eruption.

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by YSAPW
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11853

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

Jesus Mary and Joseph....this is quite a story; almost an extract of a morbid novela. I don't know why, besides the obvious fact that this is actually something bad and I would not want to be in such a situation, reading about this and reading all the comments, has me laughing out loud (in a good wa...

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by YSAPW
Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Executive plane crashed in Toncontin airport, Honduras
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Executive plane crashed in Toncontin airport, Honduras

Today (May 22) a Gulfstream G200 flying from Austin, TX to Tegucigalpa Honduras, overshot the runaway, which resulted in a crash. Apparently everyone survived. The following link (in Spanish), from one of the main Honduran newspapers, has the "complete" story with some pictures attached. T...

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by YSAPW
Tue May 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21913

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

SJOtoLIR wrote:
YSAPW wrote:
Do you know which routes it will be flying?

First revenue flight: AV SAL-LAX for Airbus 320 NEO. May 19th. Registration: N769AV

AV 3528 SAL 09.38......12.04 LAX


Regards.



Nice! I hope well see eventually some NEOS doing regional routes. Say SAL-SJO.

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by YSAPW
Wed May 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21913

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

juanchito wrote:
In other news the first A320NEO por Central America arrived yesterday N769AV


Juanchito


Hello. I saw some pictures of it parked in MSLP (plane spotter account on instagram). Beautiful plane. Do you know which routes it will be flying?

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by YSAPW
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21532

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

I know how the planes with the double bogey look like, but i cannot figure out the purpose of those mods. It spreads the weight of the aircraft over a larger number of wheels and therefore a larger ground area, meaning the runways and taxiways can be built to support a lower pavement loading. A sim...

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by YSAPW
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21532

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Air India's first 30 or so delivered A320s had double bogey main landing gears for use at airports with subpar runways. I believe this is a modification unique to Air India. Here is an example As the main topic of this thread is "Which airlines have ....?" would just like to point out tha...

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by YSAPW
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26718

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

Third crash today....... What on earth is happening? Which are the other two? Challenger 604 with 11 people crashed in Iran mountainside. Helicopter crashes into East River, New York killing 5 of the 6 on board. I don't know if anyone else here follows (on instagram) the account "elif737"...

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by YSAPW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 21913

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: 17
Views: 8007

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: 11314

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: 11314

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: 14938

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: 12515

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: 12515

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: 3779

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: 3779

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: 3779

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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