|Quoting Freakfor747 (Thread starter):|
P.S. did a topic search and found nothing
|Quoting SkyWest700 (Reply 1):|
I wonder why? Thats a long time for such an important airport.
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):|
Actually they have a fact sheet on the runway rebuilding project on their website.
|Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 5):|
Darn... I go to ASE a lot and this is a HUGE inconvenience. What are they doing to the runway?
|Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 9):|
I thought UA had CR7s going into ASE now? Or did they scrap that (they were doing test flights about a year back IIRC)...
|Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 10):
Let's hope the work all goes well and makes it a safer airport.
|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):|
Taking a 7,000 by 100 foot runway down to bare earth and back (not to mention all the inter-related infrastructure stuff) in 60 days is no small feat.
|Quoting Dinker225 (Reply 8):|
United is increasing capacity into and out of EGE by 112%
|Quoting ATCT (Reply 13):|
Awesome video (Im assuming thats the new TAWS HUDS system that Gulfstream demoed?)
|Quoting SkyWest700 (Reply 1):|
Looks like a good time for United to give Mesa the boot and find someone else to serve aspen. I would not miss those mesa Dash-8's not even a little bit
|Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 15):|
What is the drive like from Vail? How long does it take? I imagine some busses will be set up by United, no?
|Quoting Acidradio (Reply 7):|
Rebuilding it from scratch. They wear out, like any other pavement. Unfortunately, ASE is an airport with only one runway and there is no other way to do it. The fact that they can do this whole project in 60 days is pretty amazing.
|Quoting Caspian27 (Reply 18):|
Hmm... Too bad that YV bested Skywest in on-time performance in the United express system
|Quoting AA717driver (Reply 21):|
IMO, ASE is an accident waiting to happen--again. Too many people push (or are pushed) to get in there to avoid the "life altering inconvenience" of driving from EGE or RIL.
|Quoting XT6Wagon (Reply 24):|
What concerns are there for operating say the 737-700ER with the short field kit. I know its banned by rule, but is this based on the politics of the area, or is there vaild converns with operating the larger aircraft out of aspen?
|Quoting ILOVEA340 (Reply 22):|
Exactly. I'm no huge fan of Mesa, but the fact remains that their performance figures don;t lie when it comes to the United system, Higher on time percentage (into many of the same difficult airports that OO runs into), higher completion percentage, fewer customer complaints than other UAex carriers (yes that one suprised me too), and their contract is less expensive to UAL as Skywests.
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 30):|
It may be a sign that Mesa is starting to shape up; however, I don't think this is the case. If you look at the UAX jet operation as a whole, SkyWest operates more TOTAL flights than all of the other jet UAX carriers combined, with Mesa the closest of the rest. So while SKW's percentage may be lower than Mesa's, the actual number of flights operated is substantially more.
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