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by william
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 9974

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Ofcourse Detroit needs rail, and its simple because the tracks and the station, atleast on the Downtown end, already exist. Amtrak runs from Chicago, they turn after Dearborn and go to Royal Oak, but those tracks continue to Downtown. Gilbert wants to use the original Central Train Depot, all that'...

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by william
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 11
Views: 1460

Re: DTW C Concourse

It has been a while since the DTW Master Plan has been released with recommendations to repurpose the C Concourse for Delta's plan to upguage aircraft in the next few years. With the last 2 portions of the C Concourse still shuttered with a temporary wall and a small increase of domestic capacity i...

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by william
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 37
Views: 4064

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

ASA was at one time one of the if not the largest regional when they were independent flying untold numbers of EMB120s out of ATL in the 80s/90s.

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by william
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 60935

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Euro white rules again.

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by william
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls
Replies: 41
Views: 5554

Re: Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls

I know this is what the press said and this is what sells newspapers and online subscriptions. It would make a great movie, but it it not even remotely true. (The aircraft was already going around when tower made its first call). I misspoke. It was the July incident that was nearly worse than Tener...

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by william
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?

Could a 787/350 have the antenna incorporated into the fuselage from the very beginning as part of the laminations? Not likely. The antenna is not like a Tv aerial antenna its a satellite dish, some of which are motorized to track the satellites in orbit. Not to mention sometimes the antenna itself...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 9815

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

I know the conditions were past Autoland parameters, but I would love to know how a computer auto landing the plane would do in these conditions

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 43
Views: 7374

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

And: have you ever flown the ATR? Not much of a difference compared to a regional jet... or a B737 or A320 for that matter. Cabins no more differ, really. Many times been passenger. The only significant discomfort is bus and stairs. That happens many times with A321 also, sometimes even 747. (Well,...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Just what is involved to kit out aircraft with WiFi?

Surprised someone hasn't figure out to put the SAT receiver out on the winglets instead a drag inducing dome on the top of the aircraft.

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Can a modified 777X provide better value than a brand new VLA cleansheet? The 777-10 can only have a 3.5m stretch before reaching the 80m box limit. I propose a slim 747 style upper hump added to the front of the 777x to use the space above the cabin. The 3.5m stretch would then be located aft of t...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I would put the stairs at the front of the upper deck cabin inline with the centre aisle. As you go down the steps you would be walking forward towards the nose. There would be a landing roughly half way between the two levels. There would be the cockpit door on this landing. The stairs would then ...

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 322
Views: 37252

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Interesting turn of developments, this isn't about present aircraft. I want to know what grand scheme Boeing has in mind project wise with Embraer.

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by william
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

You disappoint me Keejse, I was waiting for you to post this......... I think that's a cheap derivative. The Ecoliner trijet is more than a decade ago.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVWQ5h5UOfk was actually based on 777 fuslage.. Shortly followed by a Boeing patent: http://www.seattlepi.com/moun...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

You disappoint me Keejse, I was waiting for you to post this......... I think that's a cheap derivative. The Ecoliner trijet is more than a decade ago.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVWQ5h5UOfk was actually based on 777 fuslage.. Shortly followed by a Boeing patent: http://www.seattlepi.com/moun...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 43
Views: 7374

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I don't see a market and engine reliability for large props is poor. I'd rather see them make a 35-50 seater. If they make a new turboprop, that better be anything but 70 seater, not to compete head-to-head with ATR and Q400. That is, either 20-40 pax or 90-140 pax. IMHO Would be good to see a mode...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I kind of always assumed Boeing engineered in significant MTOW growth on critical assemblies. It might explain part of the high OEW. Same for the GE9, I see it growing towards 120k lbs in the next 10 years. If Boeing stretches the 777X to it's maximum, adds 3-4 rows/40 seats, moves galley underfloo...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The market (Emirates) have just spoken this morning.Its called the A380. I've been saying for years that the A380 orders will continue to trickle in and the A380NEO will come in a few years time. People here say the VLA market is dead but so many members here honestly have no idea. They expect Boei...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 380
Views: 41904

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

keesje wrote:
No surprise.

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+1

Just a lot of public drama for 26 planes.

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

Move the cockpit up away from the main deck, attach a swing nose to it,and freighter companies would be interested too.

Trying to find ROI for Boeing.

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 60935

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Some sources talk to a Brazilian blog that is the new LH color scheme http://caixapretadasolange.blogspot.com.br/2018/01/plantao-caixa-preta_17.html If true another Euro White livery.......... Of Course. How a blogger on a Brazilian aviation site knows this, I have no idea. Did Lufthansa (yes, it h...

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by william
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8437

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

Kind of agree with Jubguy, the only reason for the hump would be to move the cockpit off the main floor, as his pic shows. That is important, because the only reason for such an aircraft you are proposing would be to phase out the 747 production completely, yet keep its present and future freighter ...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 43
Views: 7374

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/6/9/1880962.jpg?v=v40 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/7/3/0801376.jpg?v=v40 Embraer has the design baked and ready to go, just need the right powerplants. Reuse the RJ cabins, which are a reuse of the EM120 cabin, add powerplants to th...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

Who of us have experienced landing on a short runway in a turboprop at full reverse? Yeah, I still remember the first time. Trying to imagine that same feeling in a WB the size of an A330.

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

The ability to change pitch like a turboprop? Wow, it is the 80s unducted prop fan come true. Surprised its only 15;1 ratio though. What benefit is it for GE to run hotter cores? How is that more efficient than RRs Ultrafan? I don't know how much you know about turbofans and engines but in general,...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

The main difference is that the Rolls Royce engine can change the pitch of its blades in operation. It can potentially also reverse the fan thrust like a turboprop, meaning that heavy thrust reverser mechanisms are not required. GTF is a turbofan where the gearbox allows the fan to rotate at optima...

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by william
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84829

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

It's strictly about whether or not Emirates and Airbus will come to terms on an additional A380 order. I suspect they eventually will because they indeed need each other. I'm starting to wonder. In the past I think it's safe to presume that EK got good terms on its A380 purchases. They bought in la...

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 164
Views: 22836

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

stlgph wrote:
Yeah, switching to an ULCC totally failed for Frontier and Spirit.


IMO, the difference is the brand name strength. Frontier, Spirit and to some extent G4 are known brands in the ULCC. Sun Country outside of its MSP region is not well known. The new investor owners must have a lot patience.

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

https://www.rolls-royce.com/innovation/advance-and-ultrafan.aspx#solution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CU0B7VeLFU For the laymen lurkers here (including myself) what are the differences in technology between the two powerplants? One is claiming 12:1 and another 15:1. Both appear to be geared red...

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline start ups
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: New airline start ups

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViaAir
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Via been flying since 2014.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViaAir

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by william
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84829

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

As I've argued several times already, Emirates killed the market for all the other airlines and actually limited A380 sales. They did *NOT* save it. That point cannot be emphasized enough and will be the topics of "what ifs" in the future. If EK did not in essence monopolized the A380, wh...

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 421
Views: 33028

Re: Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Wiki has more info, basically designed in Russia & produced in China, profits half half. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRAIC_CR929 Not sure A&B should be that worried at this point given that most legacies airlines will stick to both for a long while, but then we all know how Airbus surrept...

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 421
Views: 33028

Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

Per Leeham- https://leehamnews.com/2018/01/15/chinese-russian-widebody-project-takes-shape/#more-25997 China and Russia are teaming up for building a WB. See why Airbus CEO is walking back talk of moving A380 assembling to China. This news are probably setting off alarms in Chicago and Toulouse. Thi...

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84829

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

John Leahy can sale ice to an eskimo, he is that good. So one has to wander what answers he getting from perspective customers on WHY they do not want to order the A380. I would like to know the reasons from the airlines themselves.

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by william
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84829

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Mortyman wrote:
Can we expect any new orders from other operators that already are operating the aircraft ?


Good question, but if you an airline and see the headlines about Airbus even thinking about canceling the A380, would you order one?

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by william
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 51
Views: 3050

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Isn't PIE was expanding its terminal?

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11624

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

EA 66 was lost in a downburst associated with a strong thunderstorm, neither of which was present yesterday. While wind shear combined with a low level jet stream are hazardous, it doesn’t approach a strong convective down burst. If you have doubts about this, look at the number of accidents near t...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4253

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Isn’t MDW landlocked? How could they expand it? I'm referring specifically to expanding the terminal infrastructure, not the airfield/airport limits itself. As I mentioned above: as far as I know, 13L/31R is seldom-used, except for GA, and even then, I'm not convinced it's worth keeping at the expe...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 167098

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Ovid is possible from a construction perspective, but it only is efficient if you look at the width at floor height. If you move it to shoulder height, it is inefficient by nearly definition. In end you would need a complex frame with rather little curvature on the side and a nearly flat roof secti...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 9974

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I know its bothersome to not have the growth of SEA or the scale of ATL, but DTW seems to come out pretty well from consolidation. It wasn't cut like CVG, CLE, PIT, MEM, or STL were. It has the 4x day Amsterdam shuttle in summer Increase to 2x day CDG by DL in 2018 Domestic increases by DL in 2018 ...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 7560

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

And the EWR is the same airport where southbound departures have turn left right after takeoff then right to avoid breaking windows in an old church (so says the United pilots I asked). And one is planning a third runway? Needed yes, but where if not the west of the two. Building a runway to the eas...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 7560

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

EWR-what happens to the old Terminal A? The pdf show it still standing. If one builds a third parallel runway next to the other two, would UA loose some of Terminal C concourse too? How is UA going to move Express to the new A and connect with C? The train is outside of security and using buses is n...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 167098

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Interesting stuff. Does this mean two different wings? Or a super shrink and a super stretch in the MOM family? The super shrink would be lighter due to a shorter fuselage and less passenger weight. So aux fuel tanks could be fitted to give 6000+nm range. The super stretch would be slightly heavier...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 167098

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Had an interesting discussion with someone from Boeing over the last day or so. The answers while obvisoluy vague given sensitivity weren’t what most here (mys of included expected). Avionics came across as much more important than I figured. I also get the impression the range of capacity to be co...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11624

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

Thank you for the answers, explains why everyone is landing into the wind heading south. Just went over to weather.com and I see the reason for the windshears, lines of storms going over the area. It's a inconvenience to the pax, the go arounds, but lets be thankful we have the technology to know wh...

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by william
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11624

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

Bingo. 15 kt xwind limitation on many types. Also limited with runway contamination. Why land to the south with a tail wind when they can land toward the north and still not interfere with LGA? You don't get the wind, do you? 190/18G24... Simple answer,no. I see on FlightRadar24 planes landing to t...

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by william
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11624

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

jfklganyc wrote:
Bingo. 15 kt xwind limitation on many types. Also limited with runway contamination.


Why land to the south with a tail wind when they can land toward the north and still not interfere with LGA?

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by william
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4469

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

dc10lover wrote:
I often wonder what is in Austin that traffic is increasing so fast. Are they drawing passengers from San Antonio?


150 people a day on average moves to the Austin area, that's the problem (not nearly enough road infrastructure to handle it) or reason.

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by william
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 198
Views: 39736

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

FlightRadar24 just reported that N848VA is indeed in full Alaska Airlines colors and has been in the paint shop since 9 Jan. Seems like a fast turn around in the paint shop, but we will see what it looks like when it lands in SFO at 11:07am PDT. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/951468035654...

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by william
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 322
Views: 37252

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I can see Boeing's thinking on passing on the CS. The CS cockpit with its side sticks have more in common with Airbus than Boeing. The CS would had been an orphan just the 717 was.

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