Search found 3408 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 69
by CALTECH
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15245

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

Back in 1986 when the 747-400 was still under development Boeing studied a ULH 747 called the 747-500 that could be able to fly up to 8,700 nmi (16,000 km), which would allow airlines to fly routes such as LHR-SYD, JFK-SYD, EWR-SIN and LAX-SIN and would have been the 777-8X of its time and could ha...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 8002

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

How did they allow the aircraft to take off for the second and third time when the problem still persists? They didn't. Correct - NO crew with take off that way (see below). Quoting JayUnited, " Aircraft is still on the ground at NRT from internal documentation this seems to be an electrical p...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

This is unprecedented. Worse than 9/11. With nearly every industry decimated with no end in sight, I don't see how the government can throw more money at the airlines. Yes, it's an election year, however the 99% of people who aren't in aviation are generally VERY put off by corporate bailouts, and f...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Got a interesting group 2 ferry out of GYR scheduled for today...N37513 a 737MAX9 scheduled GYR-MCO as UA2708. Lets hope she makes it!! Any idea why she's flying to MCO today, the same day as the MAX Recertification flights begin? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n37513 https://simplefly...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 8002

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

c933103 wrote:
How did they allow the aircraft to take off for the second and third time when the problem still persists?


They didn't.

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed May 20, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

you could be right however? I suspect that you're wrong. the 737-700's and maybe non ETOPS 737's might be leaving if any are. the A319;s all have the range to fly conus to HNL and all over the Americas. North to south. they can be the backbone of the returning passenger traffic domestically until w...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed May 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The problem with the 764 is that it has too many unique attributes. Special gear based on 777 design. Special flight deck with 777 components and not used on another high volume 767. In UA’s case, the only CF6 on property. All of these increase execution risk and therefore cost. While the frame its...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Mon May 04, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The two 'her paint' 752s, are not in storage and fly out every now and then. Flew 102 or 106 MCO-IAD Apr 23rd. They have been sitting at the gate the last few days. A union memo..... "UAL does expect 16 737-MAX this year and 24 next year (assuming ungrounded), eight more 787-9 this year and eig...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Mon May 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25103

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

"UAL does expect 16 737-MAX this year and 24 next year (assuming ungrounded), eight more 787-9 this year and eight 787-10 next year."

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 4497

Re: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?

Note also the little blower thingies on the bottom front of the engine nacelles, to deflect FOD from the engines. Not really deflecting FOD. They are Vortex Dissipators, using compressor bleed air, in front of each engine. The vortex, little tornado, would suck up FOD. https://upload.wikimedia.org/...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

There was talk of using bigger jets to grab cargo business. It is no longer talk for the next few weeks UA will be operating up to 40 cargo flights per week. Most cargo flight are being operated on either 77Ws, 78Xs, and 789s, from time to time we are using 77Es, however UA will not be using any 76...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44243

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

So if you guys really believe UA is going to cut all their 757 routes would you apply your same strategy to the 767 routes? If so it wouldn’t even be worth calling EWR a hub anymore. Without B757s & B767s, EWR is still larger than IAD, SFO, & LAX While obviously EWR would still be a hub for...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

There is no demand for MORE aircraft. Many will get parked, maybe for good. I understand that but since UA already bought these 73Gs, wouldn't it be better to utilize them instead of the larger narrowbodies in the fleet? If they're going to park A/C anyway, it might as well be A/C that they'd have ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I wonder if WN could short-term lease at least some of their 73Gs sold to UA. With projected demand down for the coming months, UA could probably use more of their smallest mainline fleet type in the air instead of the larger ones. Additionally, throwing WN a short-term lifeline isn't something I w...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Had a Ramper pass away in Newark, supposedly from complications of COVID-19 on the 24th. Some being sent home as they came back from overseas/other countries. The 767s in MCO are to/did go to Houston. Saw load factors just above 10 %. 777s were cancelled or de-committed the other day. Some flights h...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

So far for MCO Ramp.....changing ......

8 757s....................108, 112, 113, 119, 122, 127, 861, 5995
5 767s.....................6664, 6667, 6668, 6670, 6671
3 737s in BSMX .....439, 818, 827

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Ex-SWAs and their approx ETA... Is UA buying these ex-WN birds from the leasing company or are they going to be leasing them? "United has signed an agreement to purchase 19 used Boeing 737-700s, with deliveries expected to begin in December." https://onemileatatime.com/united-airlines-buy...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are advantages/ disadvantages of A330-200 versus B787-8?
Replies: 22
Views: 4729

Re: What are advantages/ disadvantages of A330-200 versus B787-8?

Interesting, wonder why Air India replaced their A330s with B787s.... As I noted, the 2 A330s were only a temporary replacement for the ageing A310s, because of the 787 delays. They were both second-hand frames leased from Air Berlin. They also had a 767 from FlyGlobeSpan at a point for much the sa...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

4 757s parked in MCO, might have 20 757s parked soon at MCO. Ex-SWAs and their approx ETA... 0755 737-76N 32679 N13755 1514 Sep-19 SWA/N7714B 0756 737-76N 32653 N16756 1566 Dec-19 SWA/N7703A 0757 737-76N 32661 N18757 1593 Mar-20 SWA/N7706A) 0758 737-76N 32667 N15758 1623 Mar-20 SWA/N7707C 0759 737-7...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wiring/controls and uncontained failures
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Wiring/controls and uncontained failures

Redundency? Instead of 1 bundle of wiring carrying all the signals for critical functions, separate it into different bundles that are strategically place around the fuselage. Good point. What about cables? Cable runs are as straight as possible to lower complexity of their runs and really the only...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are advantages/ disadvantages of A330-200 versus B787-8?
Replies: 22
Views: 4729

Re: What are advantages/ disadvantages of A330-200 versus B787-8?

No, you say that you think that 330s will be replaced by 787s. The logical answer is that they get replaced by 330neos. Air india, Royal Jordanian and Jetstar directly replaced their A330-200 with the 787-8. AI had a very small fleet of A330s.....the 787-8 was a replacement for their A310 fleet.......

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Very sad to hear UA is going to shrink! It is surprising that UA management has no plan to enhance customer experience with COVID19 to get people back on their planes. I read yesterday that UA is making it harder to change flights during a schedule change. That is not a way to attract customers. Wo...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11455

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

BravoOne wrote:
Give it a rest, please.


Who and what are you wanting to give it a rest ?

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The MAX10 is 64 inches longer than the MAX9. I'm assuming the 64 extra inches of length are evenly placed before and after the wing. As for the MAX10 trranscon version, if the 739MAX10 F seats are the Thompson Vantage Solo, they are 33 inch pitch. I'm glad UA looks to be moving the lav back behind ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Acft in for POLARIS

# 6452
# 6673

# 0009
# 0012
# 0019
# 0021
# 0022
# 2885

# 0907
# 0969

Full Paint
# 0011 AMA
# 0020 VCV

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11455

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

It is/was there. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/M8hVytQRQL2i4OXY10JUv5rCc3DD5H-Wqy0K2S7SP1hbhH3w7pEmb6I0VCivbrnzSzNBy-ciP8edTlda5rPYN2BZsxZ8n0ThKhZKLqfSeJqaYfU https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181121164246-boeing-777-9x-assembly-1.jpg https://marketmadhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just when you thought things could not get anymore crazier they just did. The amount of money and time UA is spending on moving planes back and forth to Asia to do retrofit and/or routing maintenance is staggering. Is there no place in the the US that can do this work? Is the labor savings in Asia ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

8 March 2020 777-222s

# 2471 EWR-MCO-ORD 1587/633

# 2510 ORD-MCO-EWR 659/1601

# 2888 ORD-MCO-ORD 848/411

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

United is inducting new 787-9 aircraft from Boeing (nose # 0975-0987) and performing a modification that reconfigures the existing 787-9 aircraft (nose # 0950-0974) from a 2-class configuration with 252 PAX (48 Business / 88 Economy Plus / 116 Economy) to the new All Aisle Access (AAA) and Premium E...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The “meatball” was Saul Bass logo (same guy as the Tulip) it rolled out under Robert Six in 1968, the same era as CO first Pacific Ops. Frank was in his late 20s and not remotely involved. That's correct, but the original Bass tail logo was a black ball (there was also minor use of a red ball). It ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18642

Re: So how New is the 777X?

New Fuselage Ribs (at least in the topside no idea about the lower lobe) F In order to get an extra 4 inches of cabin width to accommodate 18-inch wide seats 10 abreast, the fuselage ribs had to be reprofiled to be significantly shorter. From a load-bearing perspective, this completely changes the ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

# 0975, not rumors, Boeing will do repair with AOG Team..... Video, looks like that taxiway is only for smaller aircraft. Heard it was during taxi training. Pictures are of the ouch level..... I suspect this repair is not included in the warranty. Will be interesting to see how long it takes. Boein...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

# 0975, not rumors, Boeing will do repair with AOG Team.....

Video, looks like that taxiway is only for smaller aircraft. Heard it was during taxi training. Pictures are of the ouch level.....

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Full Paint includes wings stripped and painted..... #0213 AMA 2/17 Full PAINT ETR 2/24 #0529 AMA 2/17 Full PAINT ETR 2/19 #4047 AMA 2/17 Full PAINT ETR 2/25 #4881 AMA 2/17 Full PAINT ETR 2/17 #6448 LCQ 2/17 Full PAINT ETR 2/16 ---EWR 2/17 #0007 HKG 2/17 POLARIS ETR 3/1 #0008 HKG 2/17 POLARIS ETR 2/2...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

#0906 XMN 2/17 POLARIS ETR 2/26 #0909 XMN 2/17 POLARIS ETR 2/28 #0968 XMN 2/17 POLARIS STC ETR 3/13 #0012 XMN 2/17 POLARIS ETR 3/15 #2885 XMN 2/17 POLARIS ETR 3/27 #2897 XMN 2/17 POLARIS ETR 3/7 #4874 XMN 2/17 CS Induct ETR 4/3 #4875 XMN 2/17 CS Induct ETR 2/27 #0006 VCV 2/17 Full Paint ETR 2/26

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: Wheel retraction question

Stopping the mains and all that energy inside the wheel well is a good thing. Gets rid of vibrations too.

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange probes on the A350
Replies: 20
Views: 2796

Re: Strange probes on the A350

Maddog, thank you so much for your response. TechOps at ATL? That sounds like it must’ve been “fun!” Just found a 77 RAT hangar test on YT. No doubt the volume isn’t sufficiently captured but it sounds as unpleasant as you described: https://shorturl.at/xzGH3 Can anyone speak to my aforementioned q...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I’m confused about the 787-9 and 787-10 updates. Are these firm orders and if not why is there this level of detail on future deliveries? If they’re firm orders wouldn’t Boeing and UA want some kind of press release out about them? Seems Boeing especially would given their troubles with the MAX. Th...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Boeing 737-MAX10 updates. Nose #. Type. Mfg S/N. N#. Line #. Year 7751 737MAX-10 66122 N27751 7644 TBD 7752 737MAX-10 66123 N27752 7705 TBD 7753 737MAX-10 66118 N27753 7935 TBD 7754 737MAX-10 66115 TBD 8124 TBD 7755 737MAX-10 66116 TBD 8163 TBD 7756 737MAX-10 66117 TBD 8182 TBD 7757 737MAX-10 64450 ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

787-9 updates Nose #. Type. Mfg S/N. N #. Line #. Year. Fmr Operator 0975 787-9 66134 N29975 0960 20 CO 0976 787-9 66135 N24976 0970 20 CO 0977 787-9 66136 N29977 0974 20 CO 0978 787-9 66137 N29978 0986 20 CO 0979 787-9 66141 N24979 1004 20 CO 0980 787-9 66138 TBD 1018 20 CO 0981 787-9 66142 TBD 102...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

787-10 info update Nose #. Type. Mfg S/N. Line #. Year. Fmr Operator 1012 787-10 60145 N12012 0964 20 CO 1013 787-10 40931 N13013 0996 20 CO 1014 787-10 40934 N13014 1114 21 CO 1015 787-10 TBD N17015 TBD TBD CO 1016 787-10 TBD N14016 TBD TBD CO 1017 787-10 TBD N17017 TBD TBD CO 1018 787-10 TBD N1301...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Moved AC 5318 and 5946 to the Exit List

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

17 737-MAX8s so far.... Nose#. Type. Mfg S/N. N#. Line #. Year 7251 737MAX-8 43931 N27251 8035 20 7252 737MAX-8 43932 N27252 8075 20 7253 737MAX-8 43930 N27253 8092 20 7254 737MAX-8 43436 N17254 8104 20 7255 737MAX-8 43440 TBD 8119 20 7256 737MAX-8 64447 TBD 8126 20 7257 737MAX-8 43442 TBD 8133 20 7...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Ex-SWA 737-700s, looks like 20 are coming.....737-76N Nose#/Mfg SN/ N#/ Line# / Date / FMR OPR 0755 32679 N13755 1514 Sep-19 SWA/N7714B (610) 0756 32653 N16756 1566 Dec-19 SWA/N7703A (612) 0757 32661 N18757 1593 Mar-20 SWA/N7706A (614) 0758 32667 N15758 1623 Mar-20 SWA/N7707C (615) 0759 32652 N17759...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I'm guessing N26960 might be in for warranty work. 2 others in smiolar vintage 789s had tough up completed. 320: N488UA exited AMA 2732/7Feb in EvoBlu livery 752: N12116 sked to exit MIA 2753/8Feb in 16/160 configuration. # 960 in for upper wing repaint. What’s up with 787-9. 958. It’s been in XMN ...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

The EASA, FAA and other civilian aircraft regulatory agencies around the world need to be contacted immediately. This 'trend' of 737 fuselages breaking apart on overrun incidents must be stopped. https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/01/14/12/pegasus-airline-crash-turkey...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11243

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

maybe there is some analogy to doctors in that the supply has been artificially constrained with silly regulatory mechanisms that are bought and paid for by the professionals in those fields. In airline pilots case, the 1500 hour rule has no safety rationale. That is the only reason there is any di...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476712

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

No snarkiness was intended - rather I was simply pointing out the fallacy of your comparison. Of course a freshly refurbished aircraft will appear better inside! Pointing out a flaw isn't snarky, is it? My most recent experience on DL was good and the newer 737 interior was in good shape. What I en...

Jump to post
by CALTECH
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing is aircraft type depending
Replies: 28
Views: 3371

Re: Deicing is aircraft type depending

All right, just using the photo as a bad example I guess. Came from https://docplayer.net/75286262-Icing-research-at-boeing.html In the diagrams just before the 767 under wing ice photo, it shows accumulations on the main element (wing) and TE flap. That is far aft of the leading edge which is what ...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 69