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by NameOmitted
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 32
Views: 5129

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

StTim wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
Isn't the tail / rear the safest place on an aircraft incase of crash ?


Statistically yes.


Respectfully, fridge have not been enough air crashes for statistically significant information to be available in this regard.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

If the U.S. Government shuts down, will there be a reduction in the number of active T.S.A. agents or Air Traffic Controllers? What other ways might air traffic be affected?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7027

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

One of the technical threads somewhere mentions that there was discussion about giving the larger 777 a third engine which would essentially be an APU on steroids. The third engine would not be needed for cruise, but would also allow for a larger aircraft than could (at the time) be powered by one e...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5499

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

I do wish AS would do more heritage livery. I would love to see the Alaska Coastal logo re-appear on an aircraft.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2761

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

Keep in mind, we just saw China launch a new large flying boat. Politics still lead to beat aircraft Come again! Where? When? Show me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, look! It's even a 4 engine craft! (and when I wrote "beat" I meant neat. I'll blame my phone) 4758771 4758775 4073495 [code][/code]

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2761

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

Keep in mind, we just saw China launch a new large flying boat. Politics still lead to beat aircraft.

If a Russian-Chinese joint venture crates a large aircraft that is now powered by imported Western engines, it could well take 4 of them.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5499

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

So it's not only the livery, but also counters, gates and anything else. I wonder what the time frame is before AS has to start paying royalties. It's not like everything I listed could be swapped out overnight. I was amazed at how quickly Delta dropped Northwest down the memory hole in MSP. Within...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

You are arguing that VX business model is only to certain higher yielding cities out of SFO and that was not working. ... I was always discussing the competitive of VX's hub cities SFO and LAX, that they were hard to make money as a higher value brand rather ULCC. That makes sense. I was absolutely...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

All of these routes have a lot of competition from UA and from WN out of OAK. Until DL came, AS really didn't have to worry about competition to a lot of these cities out of SEA. Given UA has all the corporate contracts and high yielding customers out of SFO, that doesn't leave a lot left for AS. R...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

I am so curious which are these new services to smaller and less competitive market that as is launching out of sfo and lax? They seem to be doubling down on all of vx transcon routes after the switchover. Please enlighten me a new route out of sfo that does not face ua competition. I don't have ti...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

I am not saying vx did a great job in those early years, but the places they operated at are extremely competitive. Their primary hub is ua fortress hub who have all the major corporate contracts... Their second hub is arguably the most competitive market in the country where all the legacies are b...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2702

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

I could see them working together in launch systems. Perhaps a successor to the Sea Launch partnership.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

The Virgin brand is globally recognized so it is a good platform brand that has already scaled nationally and globally, especially in the hospitality and travel industries - Virgin Hotels and Virgin Cruises have also been launched. Alaska on the other hand is an extremely regional-sounding brand. M...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

I've been flying Alaska so long I have a Gold Coast card. I can say definitively, service is not what it was. No complimentary playing cards. No samovar tea service. I'm moving you anther legacy that stl does all this...

Well. As soon as I can find one.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40448

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Do aircraft typically get new tail numbers after a merger?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20215

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Anybody take a college stats class? A few journalism classes? If the reporter interviewed ten employees and got substantially the same answer eight times, that has very high statistical significance. (The reporter would also have a professional obligation to note the answers of the 1 or 2 that didn...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 wing
Replies: 1
Views: 649

747-8 wing

The 747 intercontinental has significantly more range then the freighter. Passengers appear to be more willing to pay the fuel cost for direct flights. The MOM/NMA/797 threads all make the point that aircraft designed for shorter range can be more efficient at shorter range (the example used is a 76...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8454

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

I think most of you are seriously underrating the international resources and experience that HA brings to the table. They have landing rights and assets/personnel in several large east Asia/oceania markets, and wide body aircraft. Imagine the route possibilities. How much more efficient would thos...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11836

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Why are people so obssessed with these Airbuses? My god! I have never seen like it since the NW DC 9 threads. What are there, 3 active threads going now? Because it’s Alaska, the only airline that rubs it in on every single plane in their fleet that they don’t fly anything other than Boeing, their ...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11836

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

AS reportedly modified the plans for the new ANC hanger to accommodate the A321NEO. While I would expect that they will probably end up back in Boeing's camp (based on the fleet of aircraft they actually OWN), it's not likely to be much before the Airbus leases come due.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40448

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I wish Virgin didn’t have to go. Their product is amazing! Why didn’t they just do what KLM-AirFrance did?!?! I have been saying the same thing. Virgin has better name recognition than Alaska. They should have renamed Horizon Air to Alaska and kept the Virgin name for all the flights for the lower ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40448

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

How would tray service even work without in seat IFE? Seriously, does Grandma not get service if she does not have a mobile phone?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Double Bubble hype?
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Double Bubble hype?

New Airplane Design Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-airplane-design-could-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions/ I've seen variations of this in awhile, but with Boeing talking about wide-body aircraft with narrow body economics, I'm wondering if there ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 325
Views: 37657

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Interesting to login to a.net in a decade. What will we see? Rumors of an imminent merger between AS and B6. If only Boeing had an aircraft originally designed for this space. Or maybe if they purchased one from a rival at some point in the past. Imagine how they wouldnt need to be in negotiations....

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by NameOmitted
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12142

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

I agree. AS needs some 787's. It's pretty ridiculous that someone living in Seattle or Portland would need to get to SFO or YVR in order to use/earn AS miles on a JAL flight to TYO. AS could use Dreamliners to keep ahead of DL and keep customers loyal. NRT, LHR, etc. With respect, they would be ser...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimal "extra" range necessary to allow a flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 2997

Re: What is the minimal "extra" range necessary to allow a flight?

As an aside, is there a practical minimal distance between airports before they can be considered alternates? Boeing Field will be affected by the same weather patterns as Sea-Tac, would this be a consideration (if there were not hundreds of other alternatives in the Pacific northwest)?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Compression Ratio & Combustion Temp: Relation to Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 2971

Re: Compression Ratio & Combustion Temp: Relation to Fuel Efficiency

First of all, thank you for this thread.

Is there an industry accepted theoretical maximum as to how much thrust can be generated by a single engine? If a new sheet VLA is attempted in a few decades, will we be discussing twins for it?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not a shortened 787-8 for MoM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Why not a shortened 787-8 for MoM?

That much range comes with unneeded weight. All that fuel requires space for storage, which in practical terms means thicker wings, which means a heavier wrong box. Getting all that off the ground means bigger thrust engines, which means bigger, which requires more fuel, more dosage for fuel storage...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28461

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

DLASFlyer wrote:
The engines use the same colors but a different pattern from the standard Alaska livery. So strange.


Not really. They will match the colors on the tail after it's an Alaska jet.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28461

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

Actually, looking more closely, even the horrid SF Giants livery will look just fine with the Chester, and the blues and greens sweeping in from the tail. The swoops of the bridge, and the orange will look rather ... acceptable.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28461

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

N14AZ wrote:
Can anyone explain to me what is the meaning of „most west coast“?


It means the marketing team is in a slump.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28461

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

It's really bad, but mostly because the colors look washed out with the white trail. Once the single operating certificate is complete and they add Chester it will be... Ok. Bert then the Giants plane, but that's a pretty low bar to cross.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12142

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

32andBelow wrote:
DL already has several sea flights in peak season and flights to points east which AS can’t touch.


Don't be so sure. Change orders to the new hanger and ANC indicate that AS may be basing some A321 aircraft up here. They will be able to do anything DL does with a 757.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12142

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

Concerns about AS competing against anyone on trans-con from California seem a bit at odds with what they actually appear to be doing with their gates. AS seems much more interested in connecting CA with "flyover" territory than they do with maintaining the competition that lead to VX bein...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12142

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

psa1011 wrote:
AS needs to get some 787's...

Out of curiosity, how many would an airline need to own to create a reasonably maintainable and sustainable fleet?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Alaska intrastate routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: AS Alaska intrastate routes?

The real question about capacity is the replacement for the 737 combi. It is a huge jump to an all pax 700.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Pan Am look like today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3236

Re: What would Pan Am look like today?

If Pan-Am was one of the surviving US carriers, they would look like the current surviving US carriers. That's the reason the current carriers survived.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 91
Views: 15250

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

Anyone know why so many helicopters seem to load from starboard?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 89576

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

What ate these batteries actually used for?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33573

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Varsity1 wrote:
When was the last time an aircraft was designed/launched for a specific airline? Concorde?


The 737 MAX 200, launched for Ryanair?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 89576

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

BREECH wrote:
They installed a TITANIUM box to contain an overheating li-ion battery!? The question I have is... ARE THEY NUTS!?


Lithium ion battery fires reach around 1,000 °F, titanium melts at around 3,000 °F.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33573

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

It's not designed to be a passenger aircraft, and that's really ok. It looks to be an inexpensive freight hauler with reliable, proven engines that can be serviced in the field, and a freight loading system that can improve logistics. That appears to be all that it is, and frankly, that's pretty spe...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 5825

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Am I the only person who gets bothered by this "bribery" culture? I know where I work, and in many other places, that such a thing is against ethics as it is considered a "bribe" for services. Do you also get a gift for the check-in counter? The hotel clerk? The cashier at the s...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33573

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Can this be used as a seaplane? The power requirements for seaplanes are quite absurd. This appears to be designed to be an inexpensive freight hauler working off of (mostly) improved runways using proven technology. There are a lot of things it's not going to be, and I'm very excited to see it for...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33573

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Why would FEDEX go for this and not the Twin Otter? What STOL airports does FedEx need to fly into? The Twin Otter is an amazing aircraft, but expensive to own and maintain. If you don't need the STOL, or don't need the horsepower to pull yourself off the water, why would you pay for it? If you can...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33573

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

JetBuddy wrote:
It does remind me a lot of the Twin Otter. I'm curious about the STOL capabilities of this aircraft.


I strongly suspect it won't have either the STOL or the price tag of the Twin Otter. You only get so much for the quoted list price of $5.5 Million. The Otter Twin lists at $6.5 Million.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last true game changer plane.
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Re: Last true game changer plane.

It kind of depends on which game. Both the A380 and the 787 were such expensive aircraft that it may be said they changed the game of financing new development. The C-Series seems to be pushing BBD out of civil aviation entirely. If the Q gets sold to the Chinese, the technology transfer involved ma...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please explain this photograph.
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Please explain this photograph.

Thanks for your responses.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please explain this photograph.
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Please explain this photograph.



I've seen pictures of this maneuver before, but I don't understand the physics of it. Is the top aircraft essentially a rocket at this point? Are the wings providing any lift whatsoever?

What is the proximity to the top aircraft doing to the aerodynamics of the bottom one?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 107
Views: 14579

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

With respect, I picked a random date on AlaskaAir.com, plugged in Anchorage to Washington DC, and got one way for $357.

With that sort of fare, where would be the breathing room for a LCC?

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