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by bigb
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1160
Views: 125987

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

[twoid][/twoid] If AA goes ahead with SEA-BLR, then your can be almost certain that BLR-SFO on UA metal will come just months later. As others have pointed out earlier, UA has no aircraft that makes the economics of such a long haul route like SFO-BLR work, which is also why the dropped LAX-SIN... S...

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by bigb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ameriflight Future Fleet?
Replies: 25
Views: 1985

Re: Ameriflight Future Fleet?

Ameriflight and new planes lol. That’s funny...

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by bigb
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6463

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

I think people need to chill a little. Many people who are not pilots have a basic view that regardless of situation, any problems under V1, then you must stop. There is ample runway available to stop. A decision to do something else will always be wrong. Life in reality is more complex than that. ...

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by bigb
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6463

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

We usually V1 about 5 knots prior to to the v1 bug speed.Human factors being involved, you have to compensate for I call the oh shit moment (the slight delay time to it takes your brain to just process what just happened and to quickly react to the way it was trained/learned to react in that moment....

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by bigb
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56457

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

IIRC, CAS is the airspeed corrected by angle of attack. I could be wrong. The acronym "CAS" would be "calibrated airspeed". Wikipedia: Calibrated airspeed (CAS) is indicated airspeed corrected for instrument and position error. When flying at sea level under International Standa...

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by bigb
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14504

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

I highly doubt this guy walks out of the local FSDO with his license in one piece. He might get a 6 month suspension, but probably nothing worse than that. Sure hope that isn’t the case. I would consider this grounds for an emergency revocation. It’s an obvious willful disregard for regulations put...

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by bigb
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14504

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

hondah35 wrote:
SuseJ772 wrote:
One time flying in TPA area I was too high and realized it about mile from a step down


I'm no aviation expert but I know if I were flying when I was high it would end in disaster.


Lol he meant his altitude but I see what you did there.

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by bigb
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14504

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

DiamondFlyer wrote:
wetpantsmcgee wrote:
I highly doubt this guy walks out of the local FSDO with his license in one piece.


He might get a 6 month suspension, but probably nothing worse than that.


He’s going to have a 709 ride as well for sure.

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by bigb
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14504

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Thats not a possible pilot deviation, that is a pilot deviation lol. Dude gonna be grounded for awhile lol.

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by bigb
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 159461

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

And on top of that, if we're talking Florida business markets, MIA is the primary one. What a lot of folks need to realize is that AA trimmed a lot of fat off in a highly competitive environment of LGA and JFK. AA doesn’t need to be the size of Delta or B6 to have a good offering to the NYC market....

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by bigb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 159461

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Yes but does a business traveler or high end traveler want to deal with a connection on what would be a 3 hour flight, particularly from delay prone NYC airports (granted reduced flying during COVID-19 has lessen that problem). Over the years FL has gone from a leisure destination to one of busines...

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by bigb
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gate assignments
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Gate assignments

Usually whatever gate is open and available that the aircraft can fit into.

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by bigb
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID-19 measures in the cockpit
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: COVID-19 measures in the cockpit

I pretty much wipe the flight down with wipes I travel with when I enter into a new aircraft before I start reviewing the logbook and starting my acceptance checks. We are required to wear masks except in the flight deck. I bring my own food on the road. When I get to my hotel, I wipe the room down ...

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by bigb
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 157775

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

N208AN is scheduled to ferry from ABI to LIT to enter revenue service with Envoy tonight. Interesting that MQ decided to insert this frame at LIT and not DFW. (I'm certainly not intending to throw rocks from the comfort of Mom's basement. ;) ) I had wondered if they were going to send it on to ORD ...

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by bigb
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

I seriously don’t think it will be a multi story expansion at the end of E32... I don't think it is a multi-story expansion per se but rather an enlarged/elevated expansion that takes advantage of the higher elevation at the end of the concourse that will allow E-Jets to park on the concourse, ulti...

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by bigb
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

I agree with you but judging by the multiple story E concourse expansion happening currently beyond E32 it seems less likely that it will be torn down in 10 years. The best option if keeping E-Concourse as is would be adding the proposed runway east of 18L/36R behind the NC National Guard. I seriou...

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by bigb
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Apart from the whole geography debate, I hope to see CLT shrink the O&D gap with ATL in the coming years. Hopefully the satellite terminal is built in the next 10 years and clears way for new taxiways. I agree with you but judging by the multiple story E concourse expansion happening currently ...

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by bigb
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14309

Re: The future of Laguardia

It couldn’t. JFK runs delay programs when the 22s are in use and 31L/KE is available for departure. There’s absolutely no way it could also handle LGA traffic. That’s not exactly true. JFK runs far fewer delays than the other two airports, even in the 22 configuration with 31L available. LGA’s loca...

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by bigb
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14309

Re: The future of Laguardia

I'm not sure if JFK/EWR could have handled all of the increased traffic that would've resulted from closing LGA...... It couldn’t. JFK runs delay programs when the 22s are in use and 31L/KE is available for departure. There’s absolutely no way it could also handle LGA traffic. Yup Can you imagine 5...

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4205

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

Over the next few months were going to see the whipsaw start up again and it will become the battle of who is desperate enough to sign this terrible CPA and it looks like airwhisky is getting ready to take some cut rate flying from someone maybe G7 or maybe going after some AA flying I doubt ZW wil...

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14309

Re: The future of Laguardia

My idea: 1. When Rikers closes, extend runway 13/31 to 10,000 ft and replace the existing 4/22 with a new 8,000 ft parallel one. The runways need to be reconfigured/extended 2. Open LGA to anywhere in the lower 48 and Canada (due to pre-clearance). There should have just closed LGA in opinion. Doin...

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4205

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

dstblj52 wrote:
bigb wrote:
From some folks I’ve spoken with. Mesa CRJ-700s are looking more likely to stay put with Mesa.

Mesa is cheap and that matter more than ever right now

Hence is why they are about to fly 737s for DHL soon.

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4205

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

From some folks I’ve spoken with. Mesa CRJ-700s are looking more likely to stay put with Mesa.

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14309

Re: The future of Laguardia

The runway at LGA and taxiways are big enough for a 767-400ER. If airlines could put a few flights LGA-LAX and LGA-SFO they'd be possible and they may chose to use 767 size aircraft. that would make LGA more crowded think ~240 pax vs 160 pax 737 or 75 pax regional jet. People say access to LGA isn'...

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14309

Re: The future of Laguardia

This keeps getting brought up, but I don't know why people are so obsessed with removing perimeter rules at LGA? We have a s good setup right now where the inner and preferred airport don't take up all the business traffic. Removing perimeter rule would just crowd LGA more and empty out JFK?. Why w...

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by bigb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LGA Terminal Opens
Replies: 16
Views: 4994

Re: New LGA Terminal Opens

1. They dont have daily GDPs. Not even close. 2. They rarely exceed 3 hours and the only NY area airport that remotely gets close to 6 hours with any regularity is JFK on 13L. Well with demand way down of course these days they don't have daily GDP's. That being said, LGA only has two optimal confi...

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by bigb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1621

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

Wrong section of the forums for this question to be honest.

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by bigb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Is anything being done to shorten the time landing aircraft take to reach the gates? CLT has the longest ground time reaching gates I have ever experienced. Taxi time is way down right now with the reduced schedule. The biggest problem is flights on D and E-Concourse landing and taking off on 18C/3...

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by bigb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Is anything being done to shorten the time landing aircraft take to reach the gates? CLT has the longest ground time reaching gates I have ever experienced. Taxi time is way down right now with the reduced schedule. The biggest problem is flights on D and E-Concourse landing and taking off on 18C/3...

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by bigb
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 157775

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

They are speeding up the construction but my understanding is 35X will be back for July. Can confirm this, but have had a few flights out/into DCA over the past week. They reactivated north C-pier with limited Eagle ops on 6/4, but the airport is still pretty dead. Sadly enough, our gate still wasn...

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by bigb
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2381
Views: 409977

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

A bit more insight as to why UA is growing its schedule so slow. Per Inflight townhall last week: While travel demand is slowly increasing, we’re still only operating a small fraction of our original schedule. Many of you have asked about why we aren’t increasing flying faster to locations that are...

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by bigb
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17607

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

What are landing speeds of turboprops compared to jets? I believe flaps work mostly by increasing the camber. Even though: Is wing area calculated different for a wing with extended flaps and slats? If yes, how is the wing loading of turboprops compared with turbofans that have their flaps and slat...

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by bigb
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17607

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

While the ATR has de-icing capabilities, it has issues with icing where other props like the Dash 8 and jets have. Hence is one of the many reasons why US carriers ended up dumping their ATR fleet. The problem with the ATR in the US market is more than a de-icing capability issue, the american mark...

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by bigb
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17607

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Need something with more robust icing capabilities than the ATR. Ultimately are a get out of jail card, but not something you want to hang all day in upstate New York in a blizzard on. The ATR series meets or exceeds all icing certification. Can you show otherwise? Yes, if you operate an aircraft i...

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by bigb
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta 737 off runway in ROC
Replies: 15
Views: 5328

Re: Airplane off runway in ROC

DCA-ROCguy wrote:
Runway 10-28 (6,400') now open, so most operations should continue if wind conditions are suitable. I've seen a FedEx 767-300 approach to land on that runway, I don't know if they could take off.

Jim


Plenty of runway to Memphis

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by bigb
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17607

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

In the northeast in January, I’ll take a CRJ in the ice every day of the week. Say what you want about the -200, but even with all the speed it hauls in, I never worried about icing. Boots will never come close to bleed air. I will agree with you everyday of the week about bleed air being > boots w...

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by bigb
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17607

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Need something with more robust icing capabilities than the ATR. Ultimately are a get out of jail card, but not something you want to hang all day in upstate New York in a blizzard on. Still think a turboprop is the only real solution to replace 50 seat jets I never understood the reason for 50-sea...

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by bigb
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

As for the future, well the The terminal head house is currently being widened to where the old vehicle drop off area was. They are building Concourse E E-35s and E38s extensions (this will be a welcomed change like the E14-E16 extensions with jetbridges.

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by bigb
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10772

Re: The future of CLT Airport

AA isn’t shrinking CLT if they shrink as its one of AA highest Margin hubs in the system. Two, I don’t think AA is going anywhere.

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by bigb
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4819

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

That died a very quick death when ALPA dug it's heels in and determined the real reason was to use the videos for potential disciplinary action. And you are justifying the use of CCTVs for the exact same thing. As long as the number of takeoffs and landings are equal and no limits are busted, we ca...

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by bigb
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147190

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

... We know the E1-175 worked well in scope. The 1.4m wingspan reduction should eliminate over a 1,000kg of weight. The shrinking of the body by 1.3m should eliminate a few hundred more kg. The M100 was also to use more optimal aluminum. I think it can be done. Now, the poor business case to date o...

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by bigb
Sun May 31, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147190

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Then it depends on if Mitsubishi restarts the M100 R&D. The E2-175 lengthened the fuselage and increased the wingspan. Two areas where weight could be reduced. If the E2-170 had the E1-175 body length and reverted to prior wingspan, I think it could work. There is not going to be any push to ch...

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by bigb
Sun May 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3642

Re: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft

The more interesting pivot for UA is to see if they can transition to a focus on domestic air travel and not rely on international. For that, I'm waiting to see if they will tell Boeing, "um, no, no Max for us, you keep those. We might take those 717s you need to find a home for though? Yeah, ...

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by bigb
Sat May 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 159461

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Miamiairport wrote:
Load factor of 57% out of MIA? I’ve been flying 2-3 x per week in May and the number of low load flights I’ve been on is essentially zero in and out of MIA, including this fully loaded 738 from PHL I’m on now.


I can confirm that number 57% is correct. That’s the number for today as well.

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by bigb
Fri May 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16456

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I wrote that I didn't care about changes in scope clause to avoid the discussion here. For efficiently light weight small planes are required. The two design attempts E175-E2 and M70 weren't succesful, because scope weight limit hasn't changed. Today I tried to educate myself a bit more into scope ...

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by bigb
Fri May 29, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 159461

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

PSA, Piedmont and Envoy seeing increases to scheduled flying in July.

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by bigb
Thu May 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16456

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

So the destination is too close, not too far. Now that's a funny problem to have. CRJ-200: Maximum take-off weight (CRJ200 ER) 51,000 lb 23,134 kg Maximum landing weight 47,000 lb 21,319 kg https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/canada/crj200-specs.htm ATR 72: Max take-off weight (basic) 22,...

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by bigb
Thu May 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16456

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

There isn't a requirement for 90 mins of fuel on the ground per say. But there is a requirement that you can't dispatch over your MFPTOW (Max flight plan take off weight), the max weight where you can depart that you will allow you to land at your destination at your Max Landing Weight. So the dest...

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by bigb
Thu May 28, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16456

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

There isn't a requirement for 90 mins of fuel on the ground per say. But there is a requirement that you can't dispatch over your MFPTOW (Max flight plan take off weight), the max weight where you can depart that you will allow you to land at your destination at your Max Landing Weight. So the dest...

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by bigb
Thu May 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2587

Re: Landing wind direction

Every aircraft has a maximum tailwind limit for landing, typically 10-15 knots, beyond which landing is not permitted. Same with takeoffs. Tailwinds also increase landing distance, and this has to be factored into the landing performance assessment. This right here is spot on. Also, I would like to...

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