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by 32andBelow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 7374

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Huge improvement!! Looks great, and should comfortable fit all shapes and sizes. Nice professional splash of colour!! Real test though is grooming, always amazes me US airlines let cabin crew wear their hair down! As food handlers I find this rather disgusting after my last UA flight the crews hair...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC: "Descend with the glide"
Replies: 34
Views: 1534

Re: ATC: "Descend with the glide"

To Maintain terrain obstruction until being established on the localizer.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

ATC academy closes. And exasperates an already bad ATC staffing problem.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 9924

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

columba wrote:
I would have felt much safer in a jet than the small Q400......

Turboprops spool up much faster than jets. You’re better off in a turboprop in these conditions.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 103
Views: 6407

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

God forbid an amazon employee has to connect

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 154
Views: 17500

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

Not a chance; with a catchment area of over 1 million travelers, all eager to avoid I-5, and data showing these cities are the ones these folks overwhelmingly travel to, this is going to be a winner for AS. With E-170 as the tool of choice; chip away at the edges of an otherwise very dominant WN po...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?

Cargolux already flies to america!

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1987

Re: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?

The authorities created the problem with the 1500 hour rule; that simple. Ha! Yeah, right. Because spending a decade decimating the piloting profession with pilots making below $20,000/yr and horrible schedules/working conditions didn't have anything to do with it? For quite some time, even without...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 229
Views: 14983

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Being from the UK, do the US3 and main US airlines do package holidays like the european leisure airlines? For example TUI you can book flights, hotel, food and travel all under one price ? Theres a lot of places we go where you can get 1 week, or one week all inclusive (mexico, bahamas, cruises, 1...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 229
Views: 14983

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

The airlines in the USA cover all the different facets of aviation. We don't have like flag carriers and vacation carriers. If you want to go to Hawaii or TLV or Omaha Nebraska you just take Delta.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 54
Views: 8046

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

Good for the pax. For what part? Trying to board with an oversized bag? Or causing a disruption? Or for wearing 8 pants and 10 shirts? Or going straight to the racial profiling card? Or for changing his name to Mr Hawaii? Flying is already far cheaper than it has been in aviation history, you reall...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 154
Views: 17500

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

Is AS allowed to split 1 gate into 2 E175 ground loading positions?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 154
Views: 17500

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destination tomorrow

jbmitt wrote:
Why not a flight from ANC? They have plenty of frequency on that route.

Most anchorage people are looking for connections.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Complaints Down, More Flights On Time Than American Or United
Replies: 19
Views: 2590

Re: Spirit Airlines Complaints Down, More Flights On Time Than American Or United

Spirit is very up front with their offerings and price structure. They fill a great spot and are a good airline.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 629

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

Delta doesn't fly to New York?

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Anyone know what work AS does at OKC? Saw 2 AS 737s in new paint hanging over by one of the hangars today.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada facing pilot shortage...
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: Canada facing pilot shortage...

Stop posting that pilot pay thing. Pilot pay has been fixed for a few years now. The issues in the USA is acquiring and paying for 1500 hours before you can fly in the right seat or a CRJ-200. FOs are NOT making 18K anymore. The make 35k. About $465 a week after taxes and healthcare for one person....

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada facing pilot shortage...
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: Canada facing pilot shortage...

Stop posting that pilot pay thing. Pilot pay has been fixed for a few years now. The issues in the USA is acquiring and paying for 1500 hours before you can fly in the right seat or a CRJ-200. FOs are NOT making 18K anymore.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

All over Alaska.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3915

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

Don't see many russian freighters in ANC except the Antonov getting fuel.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6002

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

No need, once an airplane is completed you can fly it anywhere in the world!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video on Turning around Hawaiian Airlines Airbus
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Re: Video on Turning around Hawaiian Airlines Airbus

I read one time a description of what happens when a plane turns into a gate and the word that I have always remembered is 'symphony.' That it takes all different departments working in concert for a plane to be turned. Amazing that it can be pulled off, even more amazing that it is done tens of th...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

[twoid][/twoid] How would tray service even work without in seat IFE? Seriously, does Grandma not get service if she does not have a mobile phone? On B6. The FA is responsible for a certain amount of rows. They come ask what you want. Then come back a few minutes later with a tray with everyone’s st...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

No, the AS FA's are resoundingly NOT interested in an on-demand ordering system. They have heard, loud and clear, from the VX FA's what a cluster it is. How people order things just to "see if the system really works", or when the system isn't working properly how irritated people get OR ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Instead of dinging that attendant call button bell or sometimes eagerly anticipating the drink cart to make an appearance at some point down the aisle during a flight I think that the food/drink on demand option is far more efficient for both the crew and passengers rather than one maybe two servic...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 7896

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Credit cards aren’t used much. Airlines subscribe to world wide fuel contractors. The contractor will pay for the fuel and bill the airline.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 46
Views: 11503

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

I'd thought the Caravan was pretty safe. But from a quick look at Wikipedia (yeah I know...) there have been 205 hull-loss accidents in a fleet of around 2500 (as of 2015). That's a sobering statistic. Does this just reflect the nature of the operations the Caravan is used for? (Small airlines, ope...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Compared to DL/NW, AA/US, and WN/FL this is a mess. Please explain the logic underlying that conclusion, and be specific. They bought into an airline to stop a competitor from buying them first Absolutely! AS saw California as being their expansion plans for the next two decades, and letting a capa...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s. When they sell tickets on e175s or Q400s or Saab 340s as Alaska airlines flights. They are putting that product out as Alaska airlines. Alaska Airlines is more than just 737s to the only thing that matters. ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Aviationconcept wrote:
also im 99% sure alaska doesn't operate saab 340s unless its a codeshare

Your right they are Saab 2000s now. PenAir is a CPA partner with AS all the same as OO or QX. They operate the ANC/DUT route as a full CPA.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with. Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s. When they sell tickets on e175s or Q400s or Saab 340s as Ala...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40474

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

chrisp390 wrote:
Will the front still read "proudly all Boeing" ?

PROUDLY ALL BOEING
Boeing
Or
Embrear
If
Not that
Gonna be an airbus or a Bombardier

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28461

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

Good/bad news here depending on your view. According to a Virgin America pilot on social media (I know I know but it can be confirmed that he flies for Virgin America and it can be confirmed that he has recently flown this EXACT plane) the white tail is a sticker. He claims that when the lights shi...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 6697

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

not at any airline I know about. At least in my experience you cannot even sit in the seat in cruise with the A/P on unless you are CURRENT in that jet. You sure can't just be called up to fly a jet you're not typed in nor current in. Not being current holds true for any pilot at any airline. I kno...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK612 Change of Timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Emirates EK612 Change of Timing

3am departure?! Jesus

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight
Replies: 17
Views: 3781

Re: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight

Somewhat off-topic.. but can such plane be used in commercial service? I am thinking, for example, St. Helena island - which got an expensive and difficult airport lately. Would an amphibian be a better choice there? If it is certified in the correct area it can be used. Float planes are used in co...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 3823

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

Do not put that you have a flight sim on your resume. Everyone at the office will pas that around the office for a laugh.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 146
Views: 17862

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

hey I'm just a dumb Australian, BUT, most Australians I talk to, HATE with a passion, going anywhere near LAX unless connnecting onto AA & can use new bridge to terminal 4 (even though an Australian company "rebuilt" TBIT). Never been to ONT, but if had family & going to Disney et...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year
Replies: 33
Views: 4196

Re: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year

Skywest is some of the most expensive regional lift in the industry. Horizon is a mess because AS has disrespected it for decades. This isn't true at all. One of the reasons OO keeps growing at AS is because they are cheaper and they have better OTP then AS mainline. It is stone cold true. OO wasn'...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 112
Views: 15622

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

I cant believe no one has mentioned PanAm! Almost every plane they flew in their history, including the 747 they had a say in.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year
Replies: 33
Views: 4196

Re: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year

I’d say sell off Horizon Air to Skywest and consolidate all AS regional operations under Skywest if Horizon is that big of a mess. Skywest is some of the most expensive regional lift in the industry. Horizon is a mess because AS has disrespected it for decades. This isn't true at all. One of the re...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teruel: I think I just saw an Airbus land for the last time.....
Replies: 6
Views: 4505

Re: Teruel: I think I just saw an Airbus land for the last time.....

Omg you can’t take pictures of airplanes landing there? Horrible.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as pilot shortage lessens
Replies: 47
Views: 5333

Re: Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as pilot shortage lessens

I'd like to know more about how they fixed the shortage. Some airlines have lower pay and more issues. But how stands the supply? How many pilots with an ATP are unemployed? I work with dozens who couldn't downsize to a starting pilot salary today, so they are out of the pool. Lightsaber They start...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Holdings purchases Island Air Assets
Replies: 74
Views: 5361

Re: Hawaiian Holdings purchases Island Air Assets

I can’t see there are any pax on that list that matter that aren’t on the HA list already.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7048

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

And the pilot may always request the runway of their choice. But I think a lot of this is international differences as you wouldn’t find a runway without a threshold in the USA

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by 32andBelow
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7048

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

There’s no such thing as an arrival runway and a departure runway. Any runway can be used for takeoff and landing and any pilot can request a runway they need for operational reason. You haven't been around much at multi runway airports around the world. Even LHR with only two runways has one that ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7048

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

There’s no such thing as an arrival runway and a departure runway. Any runway can be used for takeoff and landing and any pilot can request a runway they need for operational reason.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 14804

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

Why? Are you looking forward to more off-wing mx? They already have a few. Not heard of any off wing work on Emirates A380`s for their Trent 900`s......pray tell! Trent 972B-84 needs a shop visit every 800 cycles, whereas a GP7200 every 3500 cycles Every 800 cycles! What! That’s insane if true.

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