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by barney captain
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Video Of Bird Strike To No. 2 Fan During Take-off
Replies: 22
Views: 5863

Re: Pax Video Of Bird Strike To No. 2 Fan During Take-off

And yet another video destroyed by shooting in portrait mode.......

It would have been nice to see the entire scene.

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by barney captain
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 54
Views: 12481

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

If the 737-10 can do almost all transcon flights, has significantly better airfield performance than the 737-9 and is cheaper than the A321NEO, it is a serious competitor. What tells you the -10 will have "significantly better airfield performance" than the -9? Mainly the MLG modification.

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by barney captain
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spolier deflection with aileron input 767
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: Spolier deflection with aileron input 767

This shits just scary. Until seeing this video several years ago I had no idea an airplane would takeoff with enough aileron deflection that the spoilers would be up what looks like all the way lol. https://youtu.be/ZCc94Z2OI5Y Crosswind take-off technique taken to the extreme I'd say. No way he ne...

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by barney captain
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30438

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

There is money to be made from SNA-Hawaii, but unfortunately I don't think the right airline with the right aircraft have come into the picture since Aloha went under.


I could certainly see the MAX 7 fill that void with WN.

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by barney captain
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30438

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I called this a year ago... I would love to see WN reopen HNL-SNA, a former Aloha 73G route that AFAIK did decently well. Are any of WN's 73G's ETOPs though? No, none. Only the first 29 800's are ETOPS (N83XXX) and just one MAX. More than one MAX is ETOPS equipped. I haven't figured ETOPS numbering...

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by barney captain
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30438

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

nmdrdh787 wrote:
I called this a year ago...

I would love to see WN reopen HNL-SNA, a former Aloha 73G route that AFAIK did decently well. Are any of WN's 73G's ETOPs though?


No, none. Only the first 29 800's are ETOPS (N83XXX) and just one MAX.

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30438

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

FWIW - Next announcement. We expect Southwest to announce the specifics of their Hawaii flights shortly, perhaps as early as next month! Cities served may include Oakland, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Service on the first of these routes may begin in summer 2018, or it c...

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by barney captain
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 122
Views: 20554

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Caps. When I was promoted to a "cap wearing rank" in the Australian Defence force, it was a result of some very hard work. I wore that cap with a sense of pride, and possibly one of justification for the work I had put in to attaining it. It was part of the "reward" as was the d...

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by barney captain
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 122
Views: 20554

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

WN got rid of mandatory hats over a decade ago and it was a very happy day indeed. Some still choose to wear them (and that's fine) but they are unbearably hot and you end up looking like hell with a a sweat-soaked head. Doing a pre-flight in the summer, it felt like you were wearing a shower cap - ...

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 131799

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/10/19/boeing-767-production-increase-everett-united.html No fire but there's heavy smoke indicating that the 767-300ER will be coming to an airline near you. I hope this does happen. That article was from October and was the premise of this entire threa...

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 249
Views: 30438

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

West Coast to HI - that is the focus of the upcoming launch.

Anything else (especially east of PHX/LAS) will be incidental - it is much easier and faster to get to the Caribbean from those places.

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by barney captain
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3307

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

Such hypocrisy -

Last month a pilot was taken away in handcuffs for exactly the same offense. But when the TSA makes such an egregious error - "no charges were filed".

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by barney captain
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5502

Re: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

Stay short haul working days, you will live 5-10 years more. You are not missing anything. If you get the the idea you might like it say goodbye to your family and friends. Turn the TV on in a dark room with no fresh air and the temperature set low, say in an uncomfortable chair with a vacuum clean...

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by barney captain
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ
Replies: 39
Views: 9932

Re: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ

Wasn't this at JNB? It was. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3132502/Pilot-error-blamed-London-bound-British-Airways-plane-crashed-building-using-wrong-taxiway-airport.html Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk I didn't realize the BA aircraft was a WO - Airplane fate: Written o...

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by barney captain
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5502

Re: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

Zeke/Starlion -

Great data thank you. The routing on these LH sectors that can go east or west is fascinating - likely because I've never been up in front for one to see it play out (and unless Mr. K gets a wild idea, probably never will).

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilots and reverse thrust
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: Autopilots and reverse thrust

26point2 wrote:
Interesting thread. Reverse Thrust is not included in stopping distance certification. ..Neither rejected takeoff or landing distance. Why automate it?


We found out after the fact that indeed, the 700 was certified using reverse for landing calculations.

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5502

Re: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

The flight Exited Greenland at 83.249778, -27.750758. Crossed the northern tip of Severny Island Novaya Zemlya Rayon Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia 76.786504, 67.522679 Entered Mainland Russia at Dikson Russia 75.513077, 80.511677 Was currently located at 65.863267, 95.354762 Looks like it is going rig...

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5502

Re: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

The flight Exited Greenland at 83.249778, -27.750758. Crossed the northern tip of Severny Island Novaya Zemlya Rayon Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia 76.786504, 67.522679 Entered Mainland Russia at Dikson Russia 75.513077, 80.511677 Was currently located at 65.863267, 95.354762 Looks like it is going rig...

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ
Replies: 39
Views: 9932

Re: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ

https://tw.news.appledaily.com/life/rea ... 02/1252363


Damn, that looks worse than I thought it would.


Agreed.

Does Canada not install break-away light poles?
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Phoenix9 wrote:
k26268 wrote:
This is a Chinese article, but it got some nice photos showing the damage to the wing.
https://tw.news.appledaily.com/life/rea ... 02/1252363


Damn, that looks worse than I thought it would.


Agreed.

Does Canada not install break-away light poles?

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5502

Re: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

It looks easterly, which it is technically, but remember the distortion on this map towards the top and bottom edges. EWR-HKG is pretty much always flown very close to the North Pole. This one just has a slight easterly component, which is most likely due to the winds as you said. It just looks ter...

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by barney captain
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5502

UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

How often does this happen that the routing would take it over Greenland and Europe? I'm sure it's wind dependant, but a quick search of the history shows (what I would assume) to be a more normal routing over the Pacific. I have to believe the Atlantic routing would provide tailwinds most of the ti...

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by barney captain
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 131799

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The already replaced the 767. It is the 787-8 The 767-300 is a much shorter range from & on Domestic services will probably be better fuel burn vs a 787 on a short run. 787 carries a lot of extra weight on a short 1500nm hop. If it is for UA they would know as they have all the fuel burn figure...

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by barney captain
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ
Replies: 39
Views: 9932

Re: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ

Passengers aboard a flight en route to Taiwan were forced to evacuate when the plane leaving Toronto crashed into a pole just before take off. Evacuate? Doubtful. Wouldn't this pose a threat to the wing fuel tanks? I'm sure everything would have been completely fine but I don't think EVA wanted a p...

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by barney captain
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ
Replies: 39
Views: 9932

Re: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ

Passengers aboard a flight en route to Taiwan were forced to evacuate when the plane leaving Toronto crashed into a pole just before take off.


Evacuate? Doubtful.

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-900 Only 8 First Class Seats?
Replies: 12
Views: 4534

Re: UA 737-900 Only 8 First Class Seats?

Right now UA will only display 8 seats, as that is the minimum number of F in their narrowbodies (8F in their A319s). They do this to minimize issues in case they later switch the equipment since the flight is still ~5 months out. Later on when it is closer to the flight date the 739 seat map will ...

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-900 Only 8 First Class Seats?
Replies: 12
Views: 4534

Re: UA 737-900 Only 8 First Class Seats?

UA is still indicating 20 F class seats for all three versions of the -900 https://www.united.com/web/format/img/travel/aircraft/737/Boeing_737-900_version_1.jpg Even the -700 variants all show a minimum of 12. I suspect it's in error. https://www.united.com/web/format/img/travel/aircraft/737/Boeing...

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 12449

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

This pic appears to show the LAM in operation - Landing Attitude Modifier The LAM does two things: At flap 15-30 if the thrust is near idle it will slightly raise the flight spoilers to increase drag to increase thrust above idle. At flap 30 or 40, the flight spoilers will raise slightly to reduce l...

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by barney captain
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On-board showers on Emirates' A380
Replies: 18
Views: 9696

Re: On-board showers on Emirates' A380

mariner wrote:
airnorth wrote:
When you do book a shower, they give you 30 mins, but if the First Class section isn't too full, they will allow you more time.


Who needs more than 30 minutes for a shower? Who needs as much as 30 minutes?

mariner


I suspect that is total time in the shower area - not just the shower itself.

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by barney captain
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 5288

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

It happens regularly - those of us in the industry who are getting to/from our destination, frequently thank the crew for the ride.

I always bring something when I ride - it's the right thing to do.

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by barney captain
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 19544

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Nice euphemism. Do just a small amount of research on how this played out in the shipping industry, and get back to us with what you find out. There is a very good reason that nearly every cruise ship you get on is "based" in Nigeria or the Bahamas - and it ain't for improved safety. Safe...

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by barney captain
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 19544

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

So much hatred for a company that is just putting downward pressure on prices, which is what every normal business does in a competitive market segment. I am curious, how these people feel about companies like Amazon, Lyft, etc.? Do they get in an Uber/Lyft car, or do they toe the line of "any...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 19544

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Honestly I don't understand whats the big deal with working at Norwegian, your a scab because you can't commute and you have to pay your bills ? I read all those post saying if you work there your career is done! why because I didn't have anybody to walk in my application to the chief pilot in some...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jets as Accomodations
Replies: 14
Views: 4367

Re: Private Jets as Accomodations

LArger private jets often have bedrooms on board. Are these designed for use on the ground as well as in the air, or are they strictly for use while flying? It tends to be the other way round. There are certain features in private jets, that are certified for ground use unly, not for inflight use. ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current operators of the L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 4320

Re: L-1011

In 4 posts we went from the OP asking specifically about the L-1011, to stating specifics about the 727.

Impressive.

Does anyone have any additional information pertinent to the Op's question beyond what MAXQ mentioned?

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 61
Views: 18565

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

What posted in Reply 7 is not the winning tower design. Here is the winning design http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/06/160107_EYE_IstanbulACT1.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg More renderings http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/07/istanbul_new_airport_s_air_traffic_...

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by barney captain
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8525

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

It can be interesting at the gate after one of those arrivals. I had a very nicely dressed woman insist that I explain to her why "we almost crashed into another plane!" I gave her my best abbreviated explanation and concluded with - it is perfectly normal on a clear day in SFO. She got ev...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 132
Views: 27033

Re: WN livery repaints

Qfatwa, do you have any info on the repainting and scimitar work for WN's #1 737-700 N700GS? No recent pics of her on a.net and since I have her saved as one of my top aircraft in my flightaware, I recall she spent some time at PAE a few months back. Maybe that is when she received a new coat or po...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Indeed, for a high it can... but that doesn't actually address what I just said, which BTW isn't from wiki, so no appeal-to-authority (as if you were someone important) automatically refutes that. Important? Me? Hardly. But I am someone who has operated as an airline pilot extensively in and out of...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4043

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-SFO in the early 90's. Wonderful experience. Geez, where are the pics for us bud? Believe me, I wish I had some - especially since I had the entire upper deck to myself. Unfortunately, this was back in the day when getting "pics" meant dropping them off at Fotom...

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by barney captain
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 131799

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The 777 shares the same forward Section 41 as the 767 but they have different cockpits. Might a new build pax 763ER use/not use the same cockpit as the 767 freighter?..... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Boeing_767-300F_Glass_Cockpit.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/com...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

6,886ft. A 787-8 cannot take off with a reasonable payload to LHR on that runway? The Boeing airport planning documents, which have the takeoff - weight charts seem to show that it can do so, perhaps with a small penalty. Again - Not with the obstacles and not in the summer. Also remember that BUR ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

I just ran some performance numbers from BUR using one of my company B788s. In standard conditions and calm winds the max T/O weight from runway 15 would be 189.9 metric tons, and from 33 it would be 178.3 metric tons. Given the need for about 50-55 metric tons of fuel, you would be left with only ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Southbound is IINM the most common commercial departure from BUR, so how's that really a problem? The Hollywood Hills are three miles off the departure end of 15 - it's a factor. ...New Orleans doesn't have temperature issues???? :eek::eek: That's certainly a new one, lol. But yeah, MSY's average h...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5044

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

MTOW isn't limited strictly by runway length. Runway length + obstacle climb limits (mountains 3 out of 4 quads) + summer temps make BUR unrealistic for long haul - even for the 788. MSY has zero obstacle or temp issues, and has a much longer 10/28 when needed - which is likely more often than not. ...

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4043

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-SFO in the early 90's. Wonderful experience.

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by barney captain
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 4611

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

After/During the Hawaii Expansion, Southwest aims to increase frequencies and try new routes out. Along with that, they plan to spread throughout the Caribbean. I don’t see them going further then Aruba or More West then Hawaii (Maybe Juneau or Anchorage is an option but unlikely) and I don’t see t...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 131799

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

My question is: if United were to order new build 767s in double digits, will they be delivered with new Polaris seats? If history is any indicator, they should place the order for the seats before the aircraft! Seeing as they've begun refitting current 767s to Polaris, I would assume new ones woul...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 131799

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Not if - as has been pointed out several times - the deal involves an order for future MOM deliveries , and this is "placeholder' order to secure that deal. Today, in a.net, how to transform a random post into a consolidated and confirmed fact... You say this as you remove the last sentence fr...

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by barney captain
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 131799

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

...15 pages later I am still waiting to see any credible mention of Boeing really wanting to re-start pax production of the 767 for a customer...Oh well, I'll check back in another 10 pages... It makes zero sense from the perspective that selling 767 pax models again will most likely cannibalize 78...

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