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by Babyshark
Thu May 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 173
Views: 15456

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Options include: Pepsi Diet Pepsi Sierra Mist Sierra Mist Zero Sugar Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Tonic & Club Soda Bubly Lime Sparkling Water Also eliminating Dasani individual water bottles in favor of pouring Aquafina water. More info: https://paxex.aero/2019/05/jetblue-catering-pepsi-switch/ Just...

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by Babyshark
Mon May 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 7828

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

How about a composite 727 with gtf engines in its bunda area?

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by Babyshark
Mon May 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 7828

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Hello Dash 80

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by Babyshark
Mon May 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 7828

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

keesje wrote:
The Boeing 7320 Streamliner. A stable narrow body, that can handle big geared fans & containers. :expressionless:


It's like a 737 meets 727 meets 720.

Turn Boeing into Cessna and start creating Frankenstein jets.

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by Babyshark
Mon May 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

Actually seat guru says Pitch and Width A221 Economy 30-32 18.6 A319 Economy 30-31 18 with 1 full aisle of overwing exit, not the 1 seat removed style that I cant figure how the FAA signed off on it A320 V2 Econ 30-31 18 with 2 aisles with overwing exits E175 Economy 31 18.25 717 Economy 31 18 Boein...

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by Babyshark
Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

This plane is receiving rave reviews from passengers, DL & B6 are not stupid. I find it sadly hilarious that everything good becomes the obsession of a good portion of this group. Not a good obsession either, its like some twisted thing where if its a great thing for people it must be crushed. ...

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by Babyshark
Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

I agree that the CS is an upgrade from RJ's and the 321 is an upgrade from 88s. But there is still discipline. It wasn't all that long ago that A concourse was clogged with L1011s and domestic 763's. Widebodies domestically are anathema right now, perhaps for a long time. Would you care to say how ...

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by Babyshark
Sat May 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13729

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

[Airbus needs to continue developing new models to basically keep in-house talent up to snuff. If they stop developing new models, they will lose that talent. Where would they go? Im Mr Engineer and I'm bored at Airbus where we make airliners, helicopters, military aircraft, UAVs and space stuff an...

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by Babyshark
Sat May 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9573

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

ATL is a performance giant.

And Delta owns most all of it.

Makes normal hubs look small.

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by Babyshark
Fri May 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

Yeah the 757 had "range nobody needed" and look at it now. It got 1050 orders and died. And it's completely-fair to compare numerical orders for two aircraft launched at two different times because there are NO cycles in the airline business and NO trends in management/customer thinking. ...

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by Babyshark
Fri May 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

Yeah the 757 had "range nobody needed" and look at it now. It got 1050 orders and died. A321 got 3700 orders with more to come. Comparing the ability of a little company to get orders for a possibly-orphan aircraft against no-hold-barred price competition and salesmanship from two enormou...

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by Babyshark
Fri May 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

https://onemileatatime.com/delta-a220-first-class/
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FF review of 220 including their own comment section

https://onemileatatime.com/delta-a220-first-class/

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by Babyshark
Wed May 08, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

Sometimes when you get to such a size ... a second fleet type becomes justifiable. Quite simply a 220 seat 797 is too much airplane to replace a smaller size shorter range smaller capacity 737-200 / 717 / 737-700 route. Should airlines just abandon these smaller market routes for the fleet commonal...

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by Babyshark
Tue May 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

As has been said many times, the A220-100 (at least at Delta) is not a replacement for main line jets, its an upgauge from 76 seat RJ 's. Remember, pilot shortage is looming for RJ airlines. The A220-300 may prove to be a replacement for A319ceo and 737-7 since the 737-Max and 319neo aren't selling...

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by Babyshark
Tue May 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

For any airline that has a mixed narrow-body Boeing Airbus fleet... to me it makes sense to replace Airbus A319 A320s with new build generation A220s until new build 797s can replace the upper range end of the MAX 8, 9, &10. A perfect plan for Southwest maybe. Why replace a 157 seat A320 with a...

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by Babyshark
Tue May 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 84
Views: 5602

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Elementalism wrote:

The 24 hour news cycle is exactly why people will move on. Once the MAX starts flying again and is safe. The 24 hour news cycle moves onto the next crisis and people do as well.


So some people will... but I argue your frequent fliers and the HVCs will not have a short term memory about it.

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by Babyshark
Tue May 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 84
Views: 5602

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Barclays is out with a research note downgrading Boeing. They cite a survey with these results: Willingness to fly on MAX After Grounding is Lifted: 19% Immediately 20% After a Few Months 23% After a Year or More 21% Never 17% Don't Know. I have a hard time believing this. I think the results would...

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by Babyshark
Tue May 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 84
Views: 5602

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Takes probably 1 employee at a major company to complain and the travel department comes down with no Max.

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by Babyshark
Mon May 06, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11485

Re: A220 question

There's compromises in aviation in everything you do. Just are. It just looks like they built a long range e190 when they just should have asked if anyone needed a long range e190 first. Lucky for them delta was sloppy on neo orders and needed a quick fix... sort of quick. Not really quick at all. B...

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by Babyshark
Sat May 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"
Replies: 47
Views: 8288

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

When Bombardier has to take a $500 Million Charge against the CSeries program after announcing the Delta order, it represented $4 Million per order for the program. That indicated that they couldn’t sell the plane for the cost to produce it. It’s not far off from the deferred production cost on the...

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by Babyshark
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13729

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

April 18, 2019 https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2019/apr/18/airbus-sells-longer-range-a321s-sees-quick-end-to-boeing-crisis/ Airbus sales chief Christian Scherer “Analysts say Scherer is picking market battles but will come under some pressure to sustain orders. He must also respond to Boeing proposa...

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by Babyshark
Fri May 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13729

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

April 18, 2019 https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2019/apr/18/airbus-sells-longer-range-a321s-sees-quick-end-to-boeing-crisis/ Airbus sales chief Christian Scherer “Analysts say Scherer is picking market battles but will come under some pressure to sustain orders. He must also respond to Boeing proposal...

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by Babyshark
Thu May 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10366

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

The legend of BBD and the CSeries will go down in history as an epic business fail, and its really quite a shame. No matter how good the product, or well envisioned the market could be, things went horribly wrong for BBD and they still can't get it on track. Its such a shame - they really hung out ...

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by Babyshark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7285

Re: Alaska Airlines tops in customer satisfaction

Well congrats to all the VX employees who made Alaska the number one domestic airline on the list!

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by Babyshark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10470

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

He must have a crutch to move around crowded areas. I'm pretty sure he's not driving the big scooter around the small hotel room. And he was so embarrassed to have to crawl in front of his wife of 43 years they decided to film it? ok... "No hon, don't use the crutch, get on the floor and crawl...

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by Babyshark
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 53
Views: 9634

Re: Delta 321 neos routes

moyangmm wrote:
Is the A321neo capable of doing TCON without doing fuel stops during the winter?


Yes it is. We do it in the CEO Atlanta to west coast in the winter no problem.

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by Babyshark
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai could take Airbus planes
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Re: FlyDubai could take Airbus planes

How about an A220 order? From what I've seen, FlyDubai has a few routes with high yields yet low load factors. Heck, if the PW1200G/PW1700G aircraft were flying, there would be merit to look at those too. Lightsaber At 2 or 3 aircraft a month, if they don't strike, that's booked out for years too.

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by Babyshark
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43408

Re: WN looking at A220

If I was a shareholder I would be asking why is the airline is happy to pay over 15 billion more fuel costs over the 8 years where there are other options that will reduce both fuel and maintenance costs. If I was a shareholder I would also ask if we go the 220 route, when are they showing up given...

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by Babyshark
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43408

Re: WN looking at A220

The A220-300 will carry about the same number of passengers as the 737-700, about 5 tonnes lighter empty weight than a MAX 7, and about 1 tonne an hour less fuel than a MAX 7. That works out to be about 2.9-3 million less fuel per airframe per year (around 44 million over the span of 15 years). Boe...

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by Babyshark
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43408

Re: WN looking at A220

There is a great chance if a smaller type is introduced, the pay scale will be lower than that of the 737; which actually goes against your argument. And that still doesn't discount the fuel saving, which is the only thing zeke was talking about. Why would the SWA pilots union vote yes to lower pay...

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by Babyshark
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 47
Views: 11649

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

IMHO having been here at Delta long enough, the aim is 51% approval of a pilot contract. That means you didn't waste any money, right? With FAs, you just have to do enough that going IAM will cost most (by a higher margin) to go IAM then remain non unionized. Some seem to think it's evil Delta vs fl...

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by Babyshark
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3816

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

Saw the flamingo in FLL operating last week . Looked good. I wish my regional had been all ATRs and no RJs 20 years ago.

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by Babyshark
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703980

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So if the Car was say a GM for example and GM sent you a note saying you can continue to use the car but if you are faced with runaway acceleration - ensure the wheel is pointed forward and hit the Stop button you can continue to use it. However when you are faced with that situation you don't ensu...

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by Babyshark
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9133

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Folks on here really overestimate how airplane savvy the general public are. Once the media drops this, the flying public will be none the wiser. Especially considering this plane looks pretty much identical to the NGs to anyone that doesn't love airplanes. This isn't a Boeing defense, just the way...

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by Babyshark
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9133

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Also, the 737max has caused a lot of cancellations, I doubt the flying public will forget that the 73max had crashes and then was grounded for months (so far).

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by Babyshark
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9133

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC --- one thing in common -- not one single word about the MAX in days the world moves on even if a.net does not What exactly has there been to report on the max in the past couple of days anyways? It’s when they try and say it’s good to go that you will see t...

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by Babyshark
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL in ATL 4/19
Replies: 28
Views: 3386

Re: DL in ATL 4/19

Anyone else encountered lengthy delays (5+ hours) in ATL today? We had some thunderstorms move through early this morning and rain off and on all day, but does that warrant the delays we’re still dealing with at ATL? Aircraft were in holding patterns at 5am pr so and then once that massive tornado ...

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by Babyshark
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 68
Views: 24668

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

A 30X sure doesn't sound like a 225. Can we kill that 225 talk yet? Bet they'd go bigger idea than 225 odd ball not common to Airbus, 320neo and 321 in production and call that their future.

It's more like 30X is a clean sheet.

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by Babyshark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 12923

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

southwest1675 wrote:
The real Southwest died after AirTran. Herb will be rolling in his grave in a few years. Hawaii could honestly be a flop.


Why did it die with the merger?

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by Babyshark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 54
Views: 7886

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

imthedreamliner wrote:
How can there be a race when MAX is grounded ?


If it's a race the grounding is fair game.

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by Babyshark
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703980

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The one thing that troubles me about the MCAS is that is works when AP is off and flaps are not extended. So the pilot is trying to fly manually. We know that almost never happens. Pilots are just a bunch of nob turners. So something has gone wrong and this poor pilot who spends most of his day che...

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by Babyshark
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 9743

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

Silence will be golden for Boeing in June.

Airbus doesnt have to do anything but watch. But if they offer the 322 while the 797 is tied up then they'll draw blood.

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by Babyshark
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703980

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So what can Boeing do that is simple to make these planes at least as safe as the 737s they are replacing? actually not a lot played high and lost everything they are fu**ed one poster here in the forum suggested moveable engines kinda dynamic pylons during landing and takeoff the engines are in th...

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by Babyshark
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703980

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Now it's been reported that the Ethiopian Captain was never trained in the MAX simulator that Ethiopian had. Surely after the Lion Air Crash you would think that since they did have the MAX simulator that they would have rotated their crews through it and practiced these runaway trim and MCAS scene...

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by Babyshark
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703980

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

You are aware that Sully lost both engines? There was no power available. Not sure what kind of flight envelope protections you believe he had available. Are you not aware of APUs? More than sufficient to keep almost all of the flight controls and instruments powered. Given the flight duration, he ...

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by Babyshark
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19305

Re: B6 Situation

The replacements will be A220-500 when that comes out. A220 series is a perfectly replacement for what they have right now and have lower CASM than A320NEO. It doesn't make sense for them to take another A320. At which point, they will have most likely far and away the most passenger friendly fleet...

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by Babyshark
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 71
Views: 9849

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

President Donald Trump will nominate former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the White House said on Tuesday. At Delta, Dickson oversaw more than 13,000 pilots and an internal support team of 400 employees. He flew the A320, B727, B737, B757...

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by Babyshark
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8004

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

Hello Everybody, About a week ago I was in Denver riding the underground train and I over heard two United pilots talking about the companies hiring plans. One said that all of New York Air guys are gone and People Express ones are starting to retire. So that got me thinking of the pilots of other ...

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