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by TropicalSky
Fri May 31, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight

as a resident of the country... I"ve heard its due to security concerns,airport terminal not up to standard... as multiple saab flights land there daily by SKYBAHAMAS & WESTERNAIR its definitely not that saab isn't capable

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by TropicalSky
Thu May 30, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3027
Views: 297438

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Where have you been BARNEY? Your input have been sorely missed around these threads

barney captain wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It wasn’t the pilots that crashed to planes, but they could have saved it.


Gf


As proven by the first two Lior Air crews.

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by TropicalSky
Fri May 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

AC had a 787 on today's 6pm flight OTTAWA-TORONTO

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by TropicalSky
Wed May 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7314

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

SkyTeam appears to be moving quickly to try recover from the lost of JETAIRWAYS......goes to show all so this could've been done a long time ago

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by TropicalSky
Wed May 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6475

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

I hate MIA...never organized....the city roadways are never done with construction and and now they want to make the airport a never ending construction site.....

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by TropicalSky
Sun May 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Thanks for the informative reply Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots It isn't needed for ExpressJet. They were a dead airline walking up and couldn't f...

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by TropicalSky
Sun May 12, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots

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by TropicalSky
Sat May 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 387
Views: 113140

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Will the fatigue test be conducted outside?

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by TropicalSky
Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 67042

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I so love your posts....they're always informative and well written to be understood I allow mistakes in free. :spin: Overall, airfleets is good. With a time lag, that is. I haven't found anything free that is better. I heavily use it to track A220 in service as well as MD-80/90. You now know my opi...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 329
Views: 60646

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Any interior pics of the B777 with the total refurb package C+

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by TropicalSky
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 573
Views: 114321

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

fleet will be awesome A-330-2,3&9....A-350....B777 ER&LR....B767-4....B787-8&10 and B797.........pretty much every range and lift capability needed would be covered

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by TropicalSky
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 573
Views: 114321

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

The original would be ICONIC on the B787.....the last livery doesn't look bad either,but Wavy Gravey is a non starter None of these are my work, but..... https://i.imgur.com/Uc225yd.jpg https://i.imgur.com/G3vCuYr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GjkuUpM.jpg

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by TropicalSky
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6175

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

Nas & BAW has had its ups and downs.....BAW served Nas for decades before canceling the route back in the 90's or early 2000's for a few yrs,then brought it back....it's always been direct LHR.....as the yrs have gone on since Independence the clientele has changed a lot on the Nas leg-becoming ...

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by TropicalSky
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 387
Views: 113140

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

You definitely notice the 787 tail in this pic.....the GE90 looks a bit bigger,guess that's cause GE9x cowling is open....you definitely can see the aircraft is a bit longer than the 77W

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by TropicalSky
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11424

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Delta is doing ops in KMIA for GOL

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by TropicalSky
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46688

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Those big engines are well suited for this frame....any updates on the engine certification progress?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 329
Views: 60646

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I dont forsee that happening prior to summer.....it's like 5/6 LR's to go and only 2 months remaining & each plane is taking at least 33/35 days to complete

gsg013 wrote:
Now let's hope they start cranking through the 777 LR fleet to get them all with suites soon.

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by TropicalSky
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 573
Views: 114321

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I'm curious....was this a paper upgrade sign off or was it the last batch came with this ability? Ugh, this again. DL miscalculated in taking the 268 t MTOW, which is why they have already upgraded the birds to 275 t. There has been no suggestion of unhappiness with anything but the restricted paylo...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 573
Views: 114321

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

It's amazing the capabilities of TECHOPS


hkcanadaexpat wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Was n864DA the fastest conversion (4days)so far

Except for the prototype, conversions are taking 3-4 days per frame. Frames taking longer are getting additional work done on top of the conversion.

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by TropicalSky
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 573
Views: 114321

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Was n864DA the fastest conversion (4days)so far

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by TropicalSky
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)
Replies: 15
Views: 4520

Re: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)

One thing I can say is the Chinese don't hold back with these projects......they build big and nice looking buildings

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by TropicalSky
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 379
Views: 86009

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Cool...thanks for info

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by TropicalSky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 387
Views: 113140

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

is there still no word regarding the gauntlet tests? it must've went well as the airplane is now in paint.....

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by TropicalSky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 379
Views: 86009

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I love this new format you used...please continue Overview of Boeing flightline, 9 787's in total https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7ZVsAApcrW?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7iVsAUOyL2?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7aUcAANTCI?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7aVA...

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by TropicalSky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 329
Views: 60646

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Anyone has pics of the new configurations moving from 7HB-7CD

777Mech wrote:
n515cr wrote:
7004 showing RTS tomorrow
7106 is in ATL for C+ mods since yesterday.


It'll be in ATL for a couple of weeks at least like 7004.

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by TropicalSky
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 387
Views: 113140

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I would expect due to the increase in size that it's a tad bit heavier


morrisond wrote:
Any idea how the GE9X compares in weight to the the GE90-115?

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by TropicalSky
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15684

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

How quickly things change in aviation

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I can't keep up - so the US3 and the ME3 are friends?

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by TropicalSky
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15684

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

So let me get this right....UA ties up with Eithad,AA with QATAR....So DAL is left outside looking in cause I don't foresee them and Emirates ever able to solve their differences

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by TropicalSky
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22696

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I'm guessing the tests are going well as there haven't been any info leaks contrary......

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Any news of the gauntlet tests?


Pretty sure that information is need-to-know right now.

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by TropicalSky
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22696

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Any news of the gauntlet tests?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row

Well today if you check flight aware and use tail #n104Du and you would see the flight DFW-LGA is almost 2hrs different than the reverse....that's rough

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 12484

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)

How have the A220 been doing so far for DAL?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22696

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building......

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 573
Views: 114321

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Dal don't seem to be cramming the people in with these counts......

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta
Replies: 56
Views: 8579

Re: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta

The Mynn/Nas station was strictly MD 88 now it's gone all B739 to ATL I believe that's a capacity upgrade along with the IFE and other amenities...get the A320 on the RON and to JFK x2

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 74608

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How is CFM coming along on the engine backlog? Are they on schedule or near to it as yet.

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by TropicalSky
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47524

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Miss your input on here Barney.....thanks for the update

barney captain wrote:
Look for the MAX to make an appearance OAK-HNL on the 16th. OGG will follow immediately afterwards.

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by TropicalSky
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS
Replies: 54
Views: 6649

Re: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS

Yes that's @ Mynn this morning....gloomy day but it all worked out

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by TropicalSky
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS
Replies: 54
Views: 6649

Re: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS

C6-BFX just landed at Mynn/Nas.....don’t know how to upload pictures

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by TropicalSky
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL8840 Bedord Hanscom to Logan
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: DL8840 Bedord Hanscom to Logan

I've flown in there numerous times...it's a rather nice airport and it's generally used by the business aviation community

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by TropicalSky
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019a

Pardon me for miss speaking on the subject....carry on smartly Mynn/Nas is capable as well....it's a known diversion listing for BAW & AF PUJ can take it now. All of these could be capable with minor changes: SDQ, AUA, CUR, POS, PTP, SJU, FDF. This is according to Airbus NAS isn’t in the Caribbe...

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 387
Views: 113140

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Any news on how the gauntlet tests went over the weekend?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU clears AF/KL/DL/Virgin Group deal
Replies: 52
Views: 9130

Re: EU clears air-france-klm-delta-virgin-group-deal

This should be interesting to see how they manage Virgin as a group to aid their plans to be bigger @ LHR

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019a

Mynn/Nas is capable as well....it's a known diversion listing for BAW & AF Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first. PUJ can take it now. All of these could be capable with minor changes: ...

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by TropicalSky
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9201

Re: Large airports without rail links

Last I checked there is no rail link at FLL....does ATL have rail link?

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