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Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:25 pm

What major airlines have NEVER flown aircraft with tail mounted engines?

The only one that comes to mind is HP, but I'm sure there are others.

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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:29 pm

JetBlue, Cochise, Apache and Ransom, come quickly to mind.
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:31 pm

BTW, you can exclude HP if you count wet leases. ATA operated L-1011s for them on the PHX-HNL route for a couple months.
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:32 pm

Again, I stress MAJOR airlines. Otherwise we'll get a blitz of tiny prop carriers!

Jetblue, however, counts!
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:32 pm

Imiss....

Point well taken! My bad!
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:36 pm

Nobody had better mention Southwest who knows Southwest, because they had a 727 at one time (charter only, but still in their colors)


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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:40 pm

IMissPiedmont-

well what does HP have to do with ata? as i recall, except for AWA Express, they have not operated anything other then wing mountain engines. also, AWA express, is not aircraft owned by HP.
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:47 pm

Smartarse answer.

Nobody. There is a thing called an "APU" (Auxilliary Power Unit) in the tail of aircraft with wing mounted engines. It is a small jet engine, that is tail mounted...
 
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:52 pm

Qantas Airways
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:54 pm

what about virgin atlantic?
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:58 pm

747-311. I did write that ATA operated a wet lease for HP using the L10.

Sorry Zrs70, I missed the major in your question. Of course if you lived in Kingman AZ when Cochise was flying you might have considered it a major carrier.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:05 pm

Qantas has operated DC-9s in the past if I'm not mistaken, and they operate the 717.

I think its pretty safe to say there are no US based majors that never operated a tail mounted engine.

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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:17 pm

Maybe no current US majors but I don't think Capital ever operated any aircraft with tail mounted engines. Today it would be called a regional carrier but at the time it was pretty big. Maybe Chicago & Southen also?
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:38 pm

Gigneil - Qantas have not operated the DC-9 in the past, and the 717s are operated by Impulse (a Qantas subsidiary trading as QantasLink).

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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:19 pm

OK, this is almost like saying "Airlines with the name 'Air' in their titles".
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:34 pm

Um, according to USDOT, jetBlue is NOT a major airline yet.
 
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RE: Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....

Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:52 pm

Virgin Blue is one that comes to mind. QANTAS operate the 717- yeah i know Impulse actually own the planes but they are painted in QF colours and are classified as part of QF's fleet therefore QF has operated rear-engined aircraft! QANTAS has never operated DC-9's, that was TAA and Ansett that flew them in the 1970's-80's.

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