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by N757ST
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

⋅ Tailpipe fires are not a big deal... they extinguish on their own. However, there are OTHER uncontained fire types and having no immediate fire fighting could be a big problem. This is a risk airlines are taking on your behalf. You are correct in that there is the assumption that fire d...

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by N757ST
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

I don’t see what the big deal is with single engine taxi. You guys are making it out to be way harder then it is. Does it save fuel? Yes, certainly it does in many circumstances. Every, and I mean every single airline in the USA has a single engine taxi program. There is a little to no risk in sing...

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

I don’t see what the big deal is with single engine taxi. You guys are making it out to be way harder then it is. Does it save fuel? Yes, certainly it does in many circumstances. Every, and I mean every single airline in the USA has a single engine taxi program. There is a little to no risk in sing...

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

I don’t see what the big deal is with single engine taxi. You guys are making it out to be way harder then it is. Does it save fuel? Yes, certainly it does in many circumstances. Every, and I mean every single airline in the USA has a single engine taxi program. There is a little to no risk in singl...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5075

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Apologies for the typos. No matter what browser I use when I log on to this website it becomes almost unusable. I can’t edit, I can’t add any code, it’s quite unusable.

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5075

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Those south of the border will still flood in because sanctuary cities and communities will continue to allow businesses to employ and protect undocumented workers. Nothing changes, status quo remains. There is nothing stopping the federal government to check employers, there are far, far fewer tha...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5075

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Of course they are related. On one hand you say enforce current laws... on the other hand you are preventing the US government from enforcing current laws. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t tell employers of severe punishments for hiring illegals, and then tell illegals they are welcomed to st...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5075

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

I’m all for still penalties toward those that employ illegal workers. Heck, ive even argued that this wall is foolish when higher punishment toward businesses would solve our issues much quicker and with obvious far less cost. Now with that said, how do some of you reconcile supporting sanctuary ci...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5075

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

I’m all for still penalties toward those that employ illegal workers. Heck, ive even argued that this wall is foolish when higher punishment toward businesses would solve our issues much quicker and with obvious far less cost. Now with that said, how do some of you reconcile supporting sanctuary cit...

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by N757ST
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 311964

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I haven’t flown a 737, max or otherwise. Anyone know if it has a reversion to an angle of attack meter. The airbus if you lose your ADRs will revert to an angle of attack tape where the airspeed is usually displayed.

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by N757ST
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1467
Views: 311964

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

c933103 wrote:
I haven't read any updates about this accident yet but if the problem is aircraft related then could it be GTF-related?


I’d say the chance of this being a GTF issue is low... due to the 737-max not having Pratt engines and all.

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

I’m a pilot in the us.

Top of climb off. (Usually, unless around weather)

Through 18,000 on. (This is our SOP)

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 11560

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

225 million dollar a quarter expense to service their 22+ billion dollar debt load. Ouch.

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80789

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

BQN only operatesat night? Where do people make up this crap from? No, BQN operates 24/7. B6 even operates day flights during the summer.

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 134
Views: 11736

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

A couple things about Bos. To STL’s credit I haven’t looked at gate utilization for E terminal, but I’d guess they can possibly cut down some dwell time for the foreign carriers by pushing aircraft to remote stands for servicing etc. I know long term they are looking to massively expand E concourse....

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by N757ST
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 134
Views: 11736

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

That's a lot of capacity growth for a carrier that can't make LCC/ULCC industry-standard returns. Until last year the returns were at or above industry average. Sans one time items they are short this year. Also remember, much of the capacity “increase” is due to the pull down of capacity last year...

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80789

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

FA9295 wrote:
SumChristianus wrote:
A second daily flight JFK-DEN was just added for fall, not sure if its new though.

Doesn't surprise me. They've had that route on MINT for quite awhile now (the second flight also appears to be on MINT as well), so it must be doing pretty well.


Neither flight is Mint, though they might be 321s.

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by N757ST
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80789

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I spoke with an FA in the galley of my MSY-BOS flight yesterday and she told me that there are strong rumors DL will be acquiring B6. That's what this big announcement in Boston will be about. Then DL will either have a dominant position, or a very strong position in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Rale...

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?

I was recently wondering, during big events in the DC area, such as an inauguration for instance, are planes allowed to land at DCA? I've never seen any pics of DC during large events as taken from a plane on approach to DCA, but you can definitely hear planes landing close in the background in vid...

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?

I’ve never held at DCA due to executive movements. Now, when POTUS visits other airports I’ve seen operations suspended temporarily. Airliner operations are generally not impacted by TFRs except for executive TFRs, and even those aren’t overally restrictive. The one that comes to mind is they do alt...

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by N757ST
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12171

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

With the beginning of football season recently, maybe a patriots themed jet?

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7916

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

I believe the effected airplanes have been repaired.

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by N757ST
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

I found myself in a somewhat opposite situation at JFK where we took what I gather was the planned route by ATC, only to be tossed about the cabin in pretty scary fashion. Captain came on the PA to apologise "for following strict ATC orders" that had put us "exactly through some acti...

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10418

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

B6 q3 earnings are forecast to be almost twice q2, so I don’t see how q2 is the “largest” quarter. Is it fanboy-ism that causes you all to just make up facts or lack of research?

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10418

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

I guess we all know now why they are looking to cut overhead in the home office. B6 has been living on the edge for a while, looks like reality is starting to hit them. Last week I mentioned that UA would be looking at them, I still stand by that. But perhaps an asset sale would be more along the l...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47988

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Sounds like they got the frames around 70% off list... ~23 million a frame.

You’d be a fool not to grab that deal.

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today
Replies: 13
Views: 4401

Re: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today

FL400 for the whole flight... not usual for an A320 brimful of passenger, I suppose it was a ferry. Especially as I thought the A320-200's certified ceiling was 39,800ft :scratchchin: It is actually 39,100. The 100’ is in there due to ALT CRZ allowing the aircraft to make minor altitude deviations ...

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by N757ST
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best AME in Denver?
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Best AME in Denver?

http://flightphysical.com/dr-harris-englewood
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I’m an east coaster, but looking at our internal forum, this guy is recommended.

http://flightphysical.com/dr-harris-englewood

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by N757ST
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17339

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Jetblue might finally announce their fleet decision.

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by N757ST
Thu May 31, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10740

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

A long landing that resulted in no issue that occured probably 25 years ago. Cool thread.

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by N757ST
Fri May 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7664

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

The 321LR will be deployed primarily for BOS-Eastern Europe (should have the legs to do that) and then out of FLL. The big goal at the south terminal is to allow B6 the room to grow. Right now at Airside 1 they are pretty restrained with a majority of their flights out 1-9 and occasionally seeing s...

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by N757ST
Thu May 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14056

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Would this presentation (located in the Investor Relations Press Releases) be of any co-incidence? Due to start at 3:30ET on the 22nd - streamed on their website... http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2018/05-15-2018-222954951 Not likely. Today is the jetblue inves...

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by N757ST
Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue transponder question
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: JetBlue transponder question

The jetblue airbus transponders are always left in “auto”.

The reason so many might be on is many jets especially in JFK might be getting MX and thus not fully shut down.

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by N757ST
Sun May 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80789

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Jetblue pilots and management achieved an agreement in principle on Friday.

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by N757ST
Wed May 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN1709 today
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: WN1709 today

Wow huge difference. Interesting. They swapped with another flight so the aircraft swap could’ve been out of the abundance of caution and once the aircraft was cleared They swapped. Both flights are boarding according to the FIDS. In fact they just accounted the final boarding call in the terminal ...

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by N757ST
Tue May 01, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 10772

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

You’d want the flight to go MIA-CCS-XXX-MIA. That’s really the best fuel management solution. The only reason the euro airlines are doing it otherwise is likely crew duty and safety. The whole reason for the planned stop is to avoid overnighting crews in CCS.

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by N757ST
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321ceo Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: A321ceo Question

All the a320 family share the same wing. It isn’t a thrust problem... The a321 simply doesn’t have enough wing area to allow it to climb to higher altitudes when it’s heavy. Sharklets help, they usually give you 1000-2000 feet compared to the wing rakes.

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by N757ST
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35943

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

It's worth pointing out that "Carrier imposed surcharge" is a fancy way of saying "more money" and artificially reduce the fare value. In other words: it's a bookkeeping scam. It started as a "fuel surcharge" when oil prices ballooned to nearly $100/bbl but then when o...

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by N757ST
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off
Replies: 12
Views: 4190

Re: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off

So sad to learn of this crash. My prayers go out to the families. Years ago my father was an instructor at ERAU and happened to catch some chatter on his home scanner between two ERAU students, each in separate aircraft. One was bragging to the other that he was going to do a loop. To my father's d...

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by N757ST
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118988

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Looking at that picture, they had an AED out. That’s not a good sign for the passenger.

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by N757ST
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 128
Views: 15051

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

The A321NLR will unlock so much South American potential for Spirit. I don't see them going into Europe, but flights like DTW-ANC, ORD-BOG, MCO-LIM are a possibility. They already operate BOG via FLL, so i dont know why MCO wouldnt be a possibility already. Same with LIM, considering range is enoug...

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by N757ST
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10033

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

I should also state that most regional operators have cat II capabilities, which will help with diversions etc.

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by N757ST
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10033

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Regarding the CAT III capability of the ERJ-145, from Aerospace-Technology.com. Can someone familiar with AA flight operations confirm that AA 145s are CAT III capable? The flight deck accommodates two pilots, a flight observer and one member of cabin crew. The instrumentation includes a Flight Dyn...

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by N757ST
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10033

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

The Cat iii ils probably helps. No 50 seat RJ can utilize cat iii minima but they could go to CAT II minima depending if the airline is certified for it.

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by N757ST
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New LGA runway 31 Approach??? (w/ photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: New LGA runway 31 Approach??? (w/ photos)

I remember a flight from Providence to LGA in the 90's on one of those Shorts propeller jobs that followed this route. Since it was a slower plane the view as we circled over lower Manhattan was absolutely spectacular. It's very rare to take this route, I think I may have experienced it only one ot...

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by N757ST
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New LGA runway 31 Approach??? (w/ photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: New LGA runway 31 Approach??? (w/ photos)

I remember a flight from Providence to LGA in the 90's on one of those Shorts propeller jobs that followed this route. Since it was a slower plane the view as we circled over lower Manhattan was absolutely spectacular. It's very rare to take this route, I think I may have experienced it only one ot...

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by N757ST
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New LGA runway 31 Approach??? (w/ photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: New LGA runway 31 Approach??? (w/ photos)

That’s a normal entry to the expressway 31 if arriving from the north. You’ll come over the field, fly down the Hudson, and then two lefts to be sequenced into the approach.

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by N757ST
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina Republicans Want To Secede Again
Replies: 64
Views: 1975

Re: South Carolina Republicans Want To Secede Again

The difference is that California could make it on their own. LOL This is easily the funniest thing I have ever read here. How? California has one of the 10 largest economies in the world. California could be it's own country and survive very well, thankyouverymuch. You assume California based corp...

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by N757ST
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6716

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

CFM is a (50/50) joint venture between Safran and GE. The LEAP 1b (b for Boeing) is manufactured by GE in the US, while all LEAP 1a (Airbus) and LEAP 1c (COMAC) are all manufactured by Safran in the EU. Safran also manufactures some LEAP 1b. I can't see how all these posts about JetBlue and their g...

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by N757ST
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6716

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

Considering 40neos already are ordered with GTFs, and both aircraft in the rfp to replace the e90 have PW gtfs, it would have been crazy to select anything else.

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