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by catdaddy63
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 22219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/24 ... ax-planes/

Albeit, unrelated to the grounding.
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There is also an engine cowling issue that has to be remedied before RTS:
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/24 ... ax-planes/

Albeit, unrelated to the grounding.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 939
Views: 107724

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I saw an interesting thing on the ground side today in Seattle. There was an Amazon delivery partner truck that was a 15-foot straight truck. (Or so, definitely no more than 20-feet.) Up until today I'd only seen Dodge Sprinters / Ford Transit vehicles for Amazon deliveries. I know in my brief time...

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by catdaddy63
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Buying and reselling for profit
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Buying and reselling for profit

I think one way would be to create your own small business, get a sales tax permit, and buy wholesale direct from the manufacturer. Then create an eBay store or something like that. Keep the ones you want, sell the rest, and make a little money. You could probably fill a garage with merchandise so y...

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by catdaddy63
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 85
Views: 24332

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I've downloaded the premium edition, almost time to dust off the old CH yoke and pedals! I'm curious what everyone will be using, I tend to fly the jetliners more than the small props so it will be interesting to see what types of add-ons are out there.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 51552

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... dit#gid=19
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Not sure if it's been posted, the "All things 787" blog lists the first HA 789 in the firing order at LN 1129, scheduled for Everett. Credit to Uresh.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... dit#gid=19

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by catdaddy63
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

With the Oasis seating, AA basically matched the layout and pitch of the MAX, both seat 172. It's possible that they will Kodiak the fleet before RTS but there are other tasks such as separating wiring bundles and checking and repairing engine nacelles for lightning strike protection and probably ot...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KROW/KTUL
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Another MAX movement, the third by my count. Today N350RV positioned ROW-TUL

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KROW/KTUL

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by catdaddy63
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KROW/KTUL
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Another MAX heading to TUL, N303RE ferrying today.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KROW/KTUL

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by catdaddy63
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9791
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An interesting movement today: B38M N324RN ferrying ROW-TUL

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9791

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by catdaddy63
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know the cargo plane at Yeg today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Anyone know the cargo plane at Yeg today?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA ... /UEEE/CYEG
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Possibly an IL76? RA-76952 arrived this evening according to the trackers.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA ... /UEEE/CYEG

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by catdaddy63
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25154

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

Thank you enilria, truly a crazy day as far as cuts.

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by catdaddy63
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The 738s they're retiring are ~20 years old as well. Delivered between 1999 and 2001. Are they still good for converting into freighters? Or too much hours/cycles for that? Just a quick one-off comparison: LN 199 AA N901AN del 7 FEB 1999, 59436 hours 24272 cycles as of 11 JUL 2019 LN 184 WN N723SW ...

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by catdaddy63
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Some new updates to this site, https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ 100 737s already have Oasis interiors... And according to the site, N191AN is the only 757 that isn’t retired? So is American actually retiring all 757s? If they didn't go to ROW there is a fair chance they will soldier ...

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by catdaddy63
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N19 ... /KMIA/KLAS
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I'm assuming N193AN is the aircraft we are discussing, a 752. Last flight MIA-LAS arrived very early Saturday morning.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N19 ... /KMIA/KLAS

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14857

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020: APOCALYPSE

Thank you enilria for your usual hard work. Honestly, I thought the US domestic cuts would be deeper.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5764

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

They will follow applicable laws regarding staffing, most flights will be downgauged to the extent possible and frequencies adjusted too.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Todays enroute/scheduled flights to TUL for storage: N768AN 772 AA9646 JFK-TUL N777AN 772 AA9677 JFK-TUL N791AN 772 AA9675 MIA-TUL N796AN 772 AA9671 MIA-TUL N717AN 77W AA9645 JFK-TUL N751AN 772 AA9648 JFK-TUL N731AN 77W AA9650 MIA-TUL N733AR 77W AA9653 MIA-TUL N726AN 77W AA9651 JFK-TUL N735AT 77W AA...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Todays movements to TUL most likely for storage N804AN 788 AA9653 ORD-TUL N807AA 788 AA9659 DFW-TUL N753AN 772 AA9654 MIA-TUL N830AN 789 AA9668 DFW-TUL N801AC 788 AA9655 DFW-TUL N794AN 772 AA9651 JFK-TUL N789AN 772 AA9656 JFK-TUL N177AN 752 AA9672 PHL-TUL I'm not sure where they will be parked, taxi...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 21733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

https://onemileatatime.com/american-air ... etirement/
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AA accelerating the retirement of 767 and 757 fleets:

https://onemileatatime.com/american-air ... etirement/

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by catdaddy63
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11435

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Is it possible that there is some type of test sensor fitted in place of the beacon?

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by catdaddy63
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 57 Squawking 7700
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: AA 57 Squawking 7700

On the ground at LHR, arrivals seem to be back to normal.

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by catdaddy63
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 57 Squawking 7700
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: AA 57 Squawking 7700

https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL57/23e1e26a

Quick return to LHR
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https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL57/23e1e26a

Quick return to LHR

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by catdaddy63
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

miaami wrote:
Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?

https://twitter.com/rafi602/status/1213927149956026368?s=21

Are aircraft losing big sheets of paint already?


The 738 in the picture was delivered with the new livery. Very possibly this was some type of defect in preparation or materials.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1428
Views: 273311

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Doesn't Boeing weigh aircraft in the paint bay? Would be a simple reason, double-check weight and balance before first flight?

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by catdaddy63
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 986 aircraft change
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Re: Air China 986 aircraft change

Looking at FlightAware, while CCA986 operates daily the aircraft varies: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday as a 748 while it is a 77W the rest of the week.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24062

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

One would hope that the tooling being sold is for the Intercontinental model, Boeing would obviously make a program announcement before this type of news came out.

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by catdaddy63
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147305

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I really think this plays towards the freighter market, both FX and 9X have large fleets of MD11F that will need replacing. In particular, the GEnX-2B plays more to 9X with the 748F fleet growing. I also think this plays to the KC10 replacement as the KC-Y aircraft with the 764 size. I don't think F...

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by catdaddy63
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE12 diversion to KSFO
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: KE12 diversion to KSFO

Only a two-hour stop in SFO, sounds like a medical diversion.

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by catdaddy63
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 3389

Re: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW

AAirbusCA answered the question. I have experienced "Center Release Times" when departing TUL for DFW many times, the aircraft is pushed and taxies to an empty area waiting for the assigned departure time. It's always explained as "waiting for our slot in line to land at DFW." Th...

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by catdaddy63
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Found some interesting history about Fedex Flight 80 aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 2466

Re: Found some interesting history about Fedex Flight 80 aircraft

According to https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/McDonnell-Douglas/MD-11/N526FE-Federal-Express/43NnsONQ this MD-11 was sold by DL to FX in 2004, it's very possible NASA and FX did this testing before she was converted to freight. That would explain the comments about no interior furnishings. And...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3652

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n191an
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There are some legs to this story: AA1276, a B752 diverted to LIT on 6/16 arriving at 1728L, operated by N191AN. This aircraft left LIT on 6/17 at 2144L completing the flight to DFW. What actually transpired in those 28 hours is anyone's guess.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n191an

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by catdaddy63
Fri May 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5456

Re: WN and DFW

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Happens at ORD occasionally as well.

viewtopic.php?t=555055

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by catdaddy63
Mon May 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245640

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

There is always a rejected takeoff performed before first flight. New brakes+heavy use=dust. Also, a great angle to capture the effect.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46168

Re: WN looking at A220

Looking into the crystal ball, I think NSA will come sooner rather than later and I'd bet B is pretty far along with its definition if not the basic design. An NSA replacement for the 738 will likely be the smallest member of the family and I agree that the WN model can certainly use a sub 150 seat ...

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16701

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

Link to Bloomberg here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-17/southwest-air-mechanics-reach-contract-agreement-in-principle The proposed five-year accord would give mechanics $160 million in retroactive pay, an immediate 20 percent raise effective April 1, and 3 percent annual increases...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176292

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Planespotters.net is reporting that LN340 (1990 build) has been purchased by CAM. Former Gulf Air and Delta bird, last SDR from 2017 showed 113336 hours and 21220 cycles. Currently at SBD since March 2018. Any ideas about what they will do with this old girl?

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by catdaddy63
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204540

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Part of the business case will be the decision of where will the 797 be built. I think it's likely that Boeing is already engaged in talks for tax breaks, construction and land discounts, as well as job creation incentives with some strong non-disclosure agreements in place. That will be a huge driv...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114134

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I found it interesting that ATSG is in the process of acquiring Omni. The main advantage I see with the deal is ATSG gains an operating certificate for the 777 as Omni has operated a small fleet for several years. I'm curious what the possibilities are that Amazon could purchase then sublease to ATS...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 14086

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

The last scheduled MD80 flight out of TUL is currently AA2269 at 1825L TUL-DFW on September 3rd. Both MD80 turns will switch to A319 on September 4th, 2019.

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by catdaddy63
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 55087

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Didn't see this earlier in the thread, LN652 transferred from Privatair to Omni on May 4th, 1997 build and Omni's first with winglets. X9 now has 10 767 in the fleet, 7 300ER, 3 200ER.

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by catdaddy63
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114134

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

ONT6 and ONT8 are adjacent to RIV, only a few blocks away from the ramp area.

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by catdaddy63
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 737 fleet in Southwest Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

Re: The 737 fleet in Southwest Airlines

https://www.planespotters.net

And it's WN specific page is here: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/S ... t-Airlines

You can examine the WN fleet past, present, and future in great detail! And just about every other airline on the planet as well.
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A great site for aircraft info: https://www.planespotters.net

And it's WN specific page is here: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/S ... t-Airlines

You can examine the WN fleet past, present, and future in great detail! And just about every other airline on the planet as well.

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by catdaddy63
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing “Sky Interior” Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Re: Boeing “Sky Interior” Questions

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... /73577640/
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They did add space bins as an option a couple years ago.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... /73577640/

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by catdaddy63
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 217900

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Apologies if someone has answered this question before.... Will the Max10 fuselages be transported by rail in one piece or is it too long now? It shouldn't be an issue. The fuselages are secured to the railcar under the cockpit and under the wing box, the tail section hangs over an empty flatbed ca...

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MAX routes!
Replies: 29
Views: 7756

Re: AA MAX routes!

3RF was just delivered Wednesday BFI-TUL for in-service prep work. It has not entered revenue service yet, give it a few more days. 3RE spent about a week at TUL before ferrying to MIA to start service.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 6363

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

If the US major airlines really needed the new E2 or MRJ they would make a deal with the mainline pilots. And without a doubt, such a deal would very heavily favor the pilots. With most of the large RJ's being fairly new, there is no hurry to make such a deal. Also, the pilot shortage issue comes in...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 17
Views: 8551

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

According to the AA Fleet site, N270AY now has streaming IFE and WiFi. I'd wager that the rest of the A333 fleet will be getting the same mods.

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by catdaddy63
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest displaced thresholds?
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

KSAN runway 27 has a pretty lengthy displaced threshold thanks to relatively high terrain east of the field.

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