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by barney captain
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Well this afternoon the rumors were a buzz full excitement that a few key HDQ people including GK are heading to HNL to attend the Conference and speak on the 20th at a special engagement hosted by WN. Hopefully this all true and Hawaii finally happens. Last rumor I heard tonight was that WN is fer...

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by barney captain
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

737max8 wrote:
QANTAS747-438 wrote:
wnflyguy wrote:
Just saw this morning from a friends email the first few MAX800 all have overhead life rafts compartments. One step closer!

Flyguy


So do 50+ of our 700s.


And everyone is forgetting the 737-800.

And what is the MAX800? Never heard of it. New 800 seater for Ryanair?


Well played..... :D

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by barney captain
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

After reading thru the posts on this thread, I'm still hoping to get some clarification on comments made by 2 posters in the "WN Schedule Extension 8/28/17" thread: Link: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1371077&hilit=out+WN From reply #215 by Barney Captain post...

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by barney captain
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

After reading thru the posts on this thread, I'm still hoping to get some clarification on comments made by 2 posters in the "WN Schedule Extension 8/28/17" thread: Link: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1371077&hilit=out+WN From reply #215 by Barney Captain post...

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by barney captain
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

It could very well be that Southwest is still trying to figure out how to enter the market, saturated as it is, in the traditional Southwest way of flooding the market with service right off the bat. One of those factors may be gate space at HNL and maybe even OGG or KOA. As noted before United and...

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by barney captain
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Shouldn't redeye begin first? And most of Hawaii-mainland flights are redeye anyways. Not even remotely accurate. Most flights leave Cali mid-morning and arrive mid-day. The return leaves roughly 90 minutes later for an arrival @ 8pm. In fact, unless it's changed, AS services the market with only o...

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 146
Views: 15591

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

I don't think your information about only needing rafts to make the MAX ETOPS certified is correct. AFAIK, the first dozen or more MAX's will not be ETOPS at all.

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I may have missed it, but SAN gets sat/sun service to PVR.

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by barney captain
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Does the 738 have the legs for Hawaii? I've always heard it would have to be the MAX..... Certainly from Cali it does. Are there days where there might be some weight issues? Sure. But by and large it can be done with little issue - as AS/UA (and I think DL) have proved over the years. If I were WN...

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by barney captain
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I don't think Hawaii is going to be announced until next year (with service beginning in 2019). They need some time to break into the new 737 MAX planes. Have they even finished the ETOPS certification needed for Hawaii? Also, would I be safe in assuming the initial flights will fly into HNL? It wo...

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by barney captain
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

I don't think Hawaii is going to be announced until next year (with service beginning in 2019). They need some time to break into the new 737 MAX planes. Have they even finished the ETOPS certification needed for Hawaii? Also, would I be safe in assuming the initial flights will fly into HNL? It wo...

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by barney captain
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

No way on HI...not enough MAX a/c coming in to fleet...WN postponed delivery of 25-30 MAX from 2018/19 to like around 2021/22 last year... If they want SHOCK Alaska, just actually add flights to PDX and SEA. That would shock me...with the biggest shocker being LAX-SEA nonstops Who said it was going...

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by barney captain
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Aloha..........;)

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ikolkyo wrote:


I think we take our first delivery this month - might this be it?

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35111

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

KLMatSJC wrote:
SJC just announced that there will be multiple new routes from WN in this schedule extension.



Can you provide more information and/or a link?

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4327

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

Then there was the local news reporter that raced up to a man headed down the concourse. The reporter asked who he was there to meet and where they were coming from. "My wife" he said, "from Detroit". The reporter sickeningly stated as he shoved the camera in his face "your...

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4327

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

One of the more painful images of that night was the mother running past me in the terminal in hysterics screaming "you killed my baby!" A memory that haunts me to this day. Then there was the local news reporter that raced up to a man headed down the concourse. The reporter asked who he w...

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6002

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

What strikes me as unusual is that someone today would not recognize this airplane as a Lear Jet, one of the most successful biz jet designs of the late 60's and 70's My thoughts exactly. I thought it was going to be some exotic one-off, as opposed to the most iconic bizjet even made. So iconic in ...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4327

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

Wow, 30 year anniversary. I have always wondered how the sole survivor has been. Luckily, I am happy to say she is doing very good. Married with children! I remember this awful crash, and was only 9 years old when it happened. I was one of thousands of people that sent a teddy bear to 4 year old Ce...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2294

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects: Any Info?

Apparently the TWA rampers in STL called them "death tubes". San Antonio Sewer Tube San Antonio Sewer Pipe . Please, show some respect..... ;) 4000 hours in the Metro II and III as well as working them as ramp/ops for four years before that, leaves me a soft place in my heart for them. Th...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31554

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

I know that the MAX starts service on Oct. 1 so when are they actually going to start deliveries so that pilot training can begin. How many do they expect to have when service does start? 13 on day one. Training has already started - via computer and unless things have changed, there will be no tra...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31554

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

I know that the MAX starts service on Oct. 1 so when are they actually going to start deliveries so that pilot training can begin. How many do they expect to have when service does start? 13 on day one. Training has already started - via computer and unless things have changed, there will be no tra...

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31554

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

MO11 wrote:
N383SW wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Some of the latest -300 retirement numbers;

18 leave Aug 14th (today)
10 leave Sept 10th
30 leave Sept 29th


Do you have the tail numbers for the 18 leaving today?


359 380 386 387 390 620 622 which are leased
376 379 394 395 607 624 629 630 631 642 647 which are not.


Great info - thanks.

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31554

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

N383SW wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Some of the latest -300 retirement numbers;

18 leave Aug 14th (today)
10 leave Sept 10th
30 leave Sept 29th


Do you have the tail numbers for the 18 leaving today?



I looked but couldn't find the specific tail numbers.

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31554

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

Some of the latest -300 retirement numbers;

18 leave Aug 14th (today)
10 leave Sept 10th
30 leave Sept 29th

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by barney captain
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

In regards to IPL, that is a formal EAS route, so no reason to switch airports. So they're going to shuttle pilots between LAX and BUR? The logistics of operating out of LAX and BUR with no overlap would be a nightmare, both crew and aircraft wise. I'd say both routes will eventually be out of BUR....

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7145

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

727LOVER wrote:
Hell...we don't even have driverless cars yet.

Would the recent Air Canada incident @ SFO have happened with computers?


Ironically, what saved the day was human interaction.

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by barney captain
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports in need of a parallel taxiway, a larger apron
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Airports in need of a parallel taxiway, a larger apron

BUR - a collision with parked aircraft waiting to happen.

Image

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 10597

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

EDIT - That new video clearly shows a beach that - while busy - had a reasonable probability of completing a successful emergency landing without hitting anyone, That's one way of looking at it. Another would be that there is reasonable probability of hitting several people during landing, which is...

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 10597

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

Once the decision on where to execute an emergency landing is made, there's very little time or altitude to reevaluate. Those first few precious seconds after an engine failure are critical to the successful outcome of that situation. Once the intended landing spot decision was made, all attention i...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 8633

Re: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO

speedbird52 wrote:
Psychological issues possible?


Most assuredly. What else could explain referring to a 737 as a "jumbo".

:lol:

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 15768

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

There was a Captain on the 747 for UPS who was in his 20's.

I wonder why that didn't make the news? (Rhetorical).

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by barney captain
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

For the answer to your 2nd question, look at photos of all of the WN MAX airplanes sitting around Seattle and see if you see ETOPS written anywhere ;) I don't see anything, but I'm not sure that's conclusive. They may have the equipment just waiting on certification. Do you know the answer? Answer ...

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by barney captain
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Does anyone know if the MAX has achieved ETOP's certification and whether or not the WN deliveries will all be ETOPS? For the answer to your 2nd question, look at photos of all of the WN MAX airplanes sitting around Seattle and see if you see ETOPS written anywhere ;) I don't see anything, but I'm ...

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by barney captain
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Stitch wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Does anyone know if the MAX has achieved ETOP's certification and whether or not the WN deliveries will all be ETOPS?


The LEAP-1B engines received ETOPS-180 from the FAA and EASA last month. As of this month, the MAX 8 is still performing ETOPS and FAR testing.


Good info - thank you!

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Does anyone know if the MAX has achieved ETOP's certification and whether or not the WN deliveries will all be ETOPS?

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11502

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Does the C Series have the range? 180min ETOPS? Serious questions as I'm not sure.

Regardless, the thought of WN acquiring a second type for those scenarios seems doubtful. It will be the MAX, initially out of OAK, gradually expanding to other west coast markets.

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The longest 737 flights on record are a couple of 737-700 delivery flights BFI-BTS, 4700 nm great circle distance, about 9:30 flight time. I expect it's just a matter of time before a MAX 8 does a longer one. Great info - thanks! At the risk of continued thread creep. is it safe to assume all of th...

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

While I readily admit I'm surprised they routinely do this non-stop, to say it's "not a problem in the slightest" (at least wrt NG 800's) is hardly accurate. Some back of the envelope numbers reveal that these flights are hardly a "gimme". My last leg in an -800 showed a burn of ...

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by barney captain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Norwegian is having two more MAXs delivered today...Currently on-route to OSL. EI-FYC & EI-FYD. Indeed, nice to see deliveries start to get rolling. https://www.flightradar24.com/NAX3L/e237f2f https://www.flightradar24.com/NAX7M/e243b92 FR shows them going NS BFI-OSL.....even empty with great w...

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by barney captain
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 763 at HOU
Replies: 20
Views: 3663

Re: UA 763 at HOU

With the Hobby FIS only recently completed, I have to wonder if this was the first commercial passenger flight arriving from Europe at HOU since 1969... Do they have CBP personnel on hand for such events? otherwise they're busing in agents from iah to do processing? HOU has scheduled international ...

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by barney captain
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11502

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Also—despite being "satellite wifi," WN's wifi does not operate beyond the contiguous United States. A 6 hour flight with no wifi or TV? No thanks. Oh the horror! :eyebrow: However that's not entirely accurate. The wifi/live TV work most of the way to places like PVR and SJD - I've actual...

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11502

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Red eyes are not a requisite for HI operations. Flying to Hawaii without redeye service would be a fool's errand. A/C utilization would be crap. Plenty of flights operate to and from the mainland everyday as a turn, that are not redeye flights at least to the West Coast which is where WN would be o...

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11502

Re: WN to Hawaii?

There's nothing in the pilot's contract that prevents red eyes. Red eyes are not a requisite for HI operations. The ETOP's program has recently been resurrected and I would suspect HI will happen within 18 months. When it does happen, it will not be a secret as the ETOPS certification will be be com...

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 56881

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Post-overhaul engine testing requirements usually have a maximum spool-up time of 6-7 seconds (that is a 'snap accel' from approach idle to ~90% of takeoff power). This varies slightly between GE/PW/RR, but in general, it's in this ballpark.. But no way were they at idle that late in the approach. ...

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 56881

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

How long do the engines take to spool up and start providing meaningful thrust? Post-overhaul engine testing requirements usually have a maximum spool-up time of 6-7 seconds (that is a 'snap accel' from approach idle to ~90% of takeoff power). This varies slightly between GE/PW/RR, but in general, ...

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by barney captain
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest mechanics picketing
Replies: 24
Views: 3969

Re: Southwest mechanics picketing

As for them doubling the maintenance facility. So you go from 200 to 400 mechanics in PHX, then outsource a thousand systemwide. That expansion means nothing. Really??? Perhaps you could enlighten us with some information about the number of mechanics WN has laid off in it's history ... Lemme, help...

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by barney captain
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 31554

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

Agreed Maverick -

The "speculation" on things that are already spelled out - in no uncertain terms - is entertaining to say the least.
The elimination 22 aircraft/mo for the next three months, has long ago been mitigated.

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by barney captain
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50113

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

It seems so bizarre that Boeing would show videos of the gear mechanism at PAS yet not "reveal" that it extends 10 inches. Guess they want some attention but not some scrutiny?


Are those videos available somewhere? I would love to see them.

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by barney captain
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 28386

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

Has the buyer been announced?

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