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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 13922

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

As fan diameter increases, might we see an engine protruding essentially straight ahead of the wing with much of the fan above the wing, or an engine mounted on a pylon extending above the wing thereby providing more space (along with a new maintenance challenge)?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9546

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

What sorts of decisions happen at ALK vs. AS?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9546

Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

About 100 employees at the parent company of AS and QX to be cut, no frontline employees, more details in 3 weeks.

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2018/10/12/management-shake-up-at-alaska-air-will-bring-layoffs

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 13922

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

From a structural standpoint, is it easier to build a low wing aircraft, which is 2 cantilevers on a foundation than a high wing, which if two cantilevers suspended from a point?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 327
Views: 48798

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

So... Not only would any revitalized A380 need to compete with the large twins, but also with a 747 line with the pricing advantage of having next to no debt associated with it. Wow. Maybe, hypothetically. I think in practice Boeing is no longer offering the 747-8i to passenger carriers. They'd obv...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 327
Views: 48798

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, Boeing could shut down the line at any point? In general, yes. Those charges were to clear the remaining Deferred Production costs as Boeing assumed they would not receive any meaningful new orders and therefore were now in a forward-loss position...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 327
Views: 48798

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Boeing was ready to shut down the 747 program in 2016 and took almost $1.5 billion in financial charges to prepare for it. Then UPS came in with a 14 frame order at the end of the year and followed it up with another 14 this year to keep it open. Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3575

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Also, I’ve noticed from the images that they have not had the eyebrow windows plugged. Why is that? The 800s were plugged years ago and the 900ERs were delivered without. Per an earlier thread (I have no specific knowledge), the visibility offered by the eyebrow windows tends to be of greater utili...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5485

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

To bring some more detail to the consensus here, there are a couple of reasons for the "no." There is a lot of volume available for the weight, so a freighter world spend most of its time not flying full. Unless you needed to transport flowers, you world btw transporting much more structur...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9330

Re: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?

Would an AS-HA merger pass antitrust? It would have 100% share in a number of city pairs that don't end in HNL SFO or LAX Aside from the obvious mainland to Hawaii, and the strong understanding of freight that comes from island life, they are both very different from each other, and there is no rea...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8085

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

There are just under 4,000 Koreans living in Anchorage. While that's not nearly enough to sustain a scheduled flight, I do suspect that a flight from ANC to ICN with AS feeding one end and KAL the other might be worth penciling out. While Alaska is a moderate tourist draw in itself, but KAL can get ...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8085

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

I do not have public information I can share with you. That example on Wikipedia is about a single airframe (a 30 year old aircraft none the less), not a comparison between two aircraft. Fuel is also not the only expense. That's fair, but fuel is the x-factor I mentioned in my somewhat outlandish s...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

You know, very few decisions an airline makes are as important as which aircraft they use. Turning the question around, would Eastern have survived if they had used different aircraft?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8085

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

Just for the fun of it, I ran some routes on Great Circle Mapper, and FAI is just about half-way between Hawaii and Europe... :stirthepot:

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8085

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

Fuel is heavy, and there comes a point where transporting the the fuel needed for long range costs more fuel than a stop-over. What you're talking about is closer to 8K+mi routes which would be further than you can go on two narrows anyway. I was going by Wikipedia: For long-haul flights, the airpl...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58728

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I keep on going back to a comment I read somewhere about change-orders for the new ANC hanger to accommodate the A321NEO. 4000 miles puts every major AS station within reach of a direct flight from ANC.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8085

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

In what way would this advantage an ANC hub? This would exacerbate the issue. Flying a single segment long haul will burn less fuel per passenger than flying the same passengers via ANC. Nonstop = more efficient routing, one-stop = less time at cruise which is the most efficient phase of flight. Fu...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

You think they are going to keep a totally separate small turboprop operation separate from the rest of their operation? I would expect an immediate consolidation of duplicate positions and a full merger within 2 years. I expect they will keep Saab 2000s and dash 8s. If they are smart they will cro...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8085

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

Yes, if 2 conditions are met:

1) the politics surrounding global climate change becomes such that there is a significant (read crippling) tax on jet fuel.

2) the 797 has a kick-ass fuel burn optimized for a range of 4,500-5,000 miles.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

A link to ADN coverage.

Not Ravn, but Ravn's parent company, with the two operations to be kept as separate organizations.

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2018/10/04/ravn-affiliate-wins-penair-bankruptcy-auction-with-12-3-million-bid

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58728

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Not exactly a new market, but BP has pulled out of the Shared Services aviation coalition and given their business for Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse to Alaska Airlines. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2018/10/04/alaska-airlines-to-provide-service-to-the-north-slope-for-bp-employees/

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5789

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

32andBelow wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
McGee is not a subsidiary AS. They are both communities owned by ALK.

Yeah, it's a detail, but it costs us nothing to get the details correct.

Is this a typo or did you really refer to each company as a community.


Typo... So much for getting the details correct. :splat:

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5789

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

McGee is not a subsidiary AS. They are both communities owned by ALK.

Yeah, it's a detail, but it costs us nothing to get the details correct.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14424

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

We're hitting a lot of old favorites in this thread, let's add anther.

IAG for 25% share to feed it's TATL flights. You see, it does but hate to be about courting one of the big three... :duck:

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by NameOmitted
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 10007

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

This thread needs more whimsy. Someone dust of the circular runway concept!

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by NameOmitted
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 3606

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

Disqualify congressmen from any form of pre-check. TSA lines world be fixed within the year, country wide.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?
Replies: 29
Views: 3078

Re: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?

n471wn wrote:
Sadly my State of California is so anti-business that companies that try to build anything have left due to crushing regulations and the power of the environmental whackos


Perhaps, but it still has two Senators.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14275

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

A similar question might be why no more rail mounted engines? There are many reasons for wing mounted engines, and if you've made that choice, it's logical to design in pairs. Last I checked there were still rail mounted engines. Here's a photo of one. :D Of course. And how could I forget Bombardie...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14275

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

A similar question might be why no more rail mounted engines? There are many reasons for wing mounted engines, and if you've made that choice, it's logical to design in pairs.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14275

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

What do you think the 779 is? ;) It can physically hold well over 500 pax with no problem, but no customer actually desired it to, so Boeing hasn't offered the amount of doors necessary for such configurations. That could change, if it's what airlines wanted. For now, they don't. Yeah, never mind, ...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14275

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

At one point, Boeing was looking at a small third engine on the larger 777s to reduce the required size of the main engines at take off, should one engine fail. This ended up not being necessary. At cruise, the third engine world be shut down, and the aircraft world fly as a twin. If, in 20 years or...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4140

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

Combi aircraft provided range for passenger thin routes. With smaller aircraft stretching longer legs, this is no longer needed.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 456
Views: 97720

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

How long does it generally take for SeatGuru to get ahold of new maps?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8306

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

U. S. air travel became much less comfortable for people of Middle Eastern or Indian decent.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3923

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

Interesting approach. Cut newly acquired SFO hub, double down on SEA. Less risk short term. Lot more risky long term as DL bears down and AS squanders the VX footprint. Time will tell if the moves they are making now are the right ones. Man... It took 24 posts for us to get here. I lost the merger-...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

KTUU is reporting that Wexfort Capitol LP is a potential bidder. IIRC, they were group they bought MarkAir out of bankruptcy in the '90s.

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/PenAir-is-not-going-away-Airline-CEO-answers-questions-about-upcoming-auction-491320281.html

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by NameOmitted
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58728

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I know all of us here on A.net know AS is much more than an Alaskan or West Coast network, but the name 'Alaska' doesn't do them any favors. I think AS should totally rebrand itself. Yes, people can do research...and WN seems to do all right despite not being limited to 'just' the Southwest...but i...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5655

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Well... there was a 2 week strike that shut the airline down in '98, there almost was a strike in 2001, there WAS one in 2005, and then in 2005 the company filed for bankruptcy protecting citing, among other things, labor costs.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58728

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I've read a few times that AS is able to have slack in the system. Does this slack account for the renovation of the Airbus fleet?

2 ancillary questions, how rapidly does SeatGuru tend to update aircraft maps, and who owns the seats that.AS is about to put into leased aircraft?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58728

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Kidding aside, ANC-MSP world be fantastic. Well, for me at least. I doubt it world make sense as both Delta and Sun County already fly it.

Of course, Delta uses the 757 which, as we all know, has magical powers to make things work that no other aircraft can possibly match, so there is that...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58728

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Dillingham, Cold Bay, Sand Point, Saint George, Saint Paul and Dutch? There's a group rate for all of them right now, with additional flights into King Salmon as a bonus...

...edit to add, is there anything in the.QX contracts that world prevent.ALK from owning and operating another regional?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

I'm not arguing for QX to take over for PennAir, but I am curious about the Q not being able to work out of Dutch. Alaska used to run a 737-200 to Dutch. It was not efficient (which is why they ultimately ceded the run to PennAir), but what were the runway restrictions on the 737-200? Apropos, if th...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

Replace the SAABs with Q400 combi! Then our luggage won't be bumped by some damned fish box! All kidding aside, PennAir was one of the airlines I was most comfortable flying in. If it goes away, something else will replace it, and the first thing the new airline will do will be to talk to AS about f...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Is the FAA requiring the improved fuel inerting system on the freighters?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94171

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I'd like to second the earlier request to change the thread title. "Alaska employee" world be arguable since Horizon flies in Alaska livery, but AS is a very specific organization, and this is a group that prides itself on getting the details correct, especially in events when the media of...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12620

Re: B-747SP

As I understand it, the development of the SP involved working out the aerodynamics of having the second passenger deck end over the wings. This led to a relatively inexpensive stretch of the passenger deck for the -300 and beyond. As such, it was not so much an orphan made obsolete by the -200B or ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12620

Re: B-747SP

The SP had range unmatched by anything else available. So, if you wanted a route from, say, Tehran to New York, it was the only game in town.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 4774

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Grumman Goose. Takeoff was a blast. She world lumber through the water until she finally got up to speed. You could feel the resistance fall away taken she finally got airborne, almost as if the aircraft itself was breathing a sigh of relief. Landing was quite the opposite. No strain, no stress, jus...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 2147

Re: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?

Austin787 wrote:
Boeing ramps up production of the 737-Ultimate, the successor for the 737-MAX.


Woah there. Let's not get hasty. Penultimate.

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