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by bigb
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 90040

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I have NO inside information but my gut says Atlas Air for thier lease operation. Just a WAG. With the Arbitration finished on Friday, which was the first domino to fall. Yesterday morning DHL extended Atlas contracted flying. That was domino two that fell. Domino three will be Atlas/Southern Air S...

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by bigb
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 31
Views: 2330

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

Both are very quiet. I’ve been riding, on Maxes a lot lately and actually enjoy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk But hard to have flown on them much before given the extensive grounding. In reality not that many neo around either. Lol, this is hilarious. Like you have an idea of my flight activiti...

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by bigb
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 31
Views: 2330

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

Both are very quiet. I’ve been riding, on Maxes a lot lately and actually enjoy.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1 creeping up in climb 737NG
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: N1 creeping up in climb 737NG

The 747-8F does that as well.

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi time at CL

The CLT terminal is ill located. Jams up at the end of the runway They dont land to the north too often but when they do it flows better CLT is always going north, whenever they can. That’s been my experience when I operated out there often. I always dreaded the days they were going south because 1...

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi time at CLT

The CLT terminal is ill located. Jams up at the end of the runway They dont land to the north too often but when they do it flows better CLT is always going north, whenever they can. That’s been my experience when I operated out there often. I always dreaded the days they were going south because 1...

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi time at CLT

It’s always been like this I love CLT but the taxi times are ridiculous. I alway try to avoid layovers that are less than 2 hours there because of it. I need my time to get my Bojangles fix I preferred airports where I can get Chipotle, Wingstop or Popeyes, or whataburger. That leaves DFW, IAH, ATL...

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi time at CLT

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Concourse E is the problem. I've had numerous flights where the taxi time has been longer than the flight itself.


E is part of the problem, not the main problem. The issue is a terminal design and taxiway designs are designed for the volume of flights that AA is trying to push through CLT.

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi time at CLT

I've departed from CLT to ABE and AVP from 36C 5 times in a row and I would say they are both east of CLT. All 5 times I was on the left side of the plane during taxi and saw very little traffic on 36R. I'm just suprised that with all of the gates that they have created for E do not have a better t...

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi time at CLT

Departure runway assignment is based on initial direction of flight, not parking location. This right here. Plus the ground time in is accounted for in flight times when booking. If you are departing to or arriving from a westerly direction from CLT you will be departing from the Center and landing...

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by bigb
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 27842

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

Disregards....

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by bigb
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13883

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

When people talk about the "rotunda" at ATL, I assume they mean the large atrium before security. It's a pretty iconic example but it differs from the others in that it's not an airside facility. As for my home airport, Lambert does not have any rotundas. Old ATL terminal that predates ex...

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by bigb
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13883

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

Rotundas are great for airports that serves a large o/d base operation and so much for hub ops. Rotundas increases walking/connection times for passengers and are limited in scalability for expansion if needed which is why they aren’t suited for hubs.

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by bigb
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Years ago I bought a little bag with wheels that can fit in a CRJ or ERJ overhead bin. The bag was upright rather than horizontal like a rolling briefcase. Never had any trouble on American Eagle (MQ 135/40/45s) with it, but at some point it got to where Expressjet FAs consistently threw a fit abou...

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by bigb
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

And yet this violin did get on the plane, did find a safe place to be stored so no this was never about the airplane. This was very much about lack of customer service skills which the pilot apparently has far more than the FA which is ironic since it should be the other way around. This has become...

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by bigb
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

This isn’t a customer service related issue, this is issue of policy being enforced due to a no-carry baggage program due to the limitations of a 50 seat aircraft. You want this problem to go-away, tell United to get rid of their 50 seat aircraft or find a way to configure them in a way that allows...

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by bigb
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 94014

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

It would be nice for them to open another Chic-fil-a and a Chipotle. I love the Greek place in B. Too bad United pushed the ORF-DEN delay time back in the mornings making a tight connection for the DEN-ANC flight. Makes for a tight connection to stand in long lines.

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by bigb
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Thank you all for the responses! This is truly proving to be an interesting debate - and most importantly, very respectful. Question: If a person is allowed only one personal item that must fit under the seat, then what are the overhead bins for? I know that some very small aircraft have no overhea...

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by bigb
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Neither "personal item" nor "under the seat" is relevant to the actual issue. The only thing that is relevant is the text of the FAR paragraph and words used in there and neither "personal item" not "under the seat" appear there. The only other relevant issue...

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by bigb
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Many years ago, United got all of the regionals together to combine the ground handling procedures. This is called RGOM, Regional ground operations manual. Before every airline has their own rules for ground handling it often resulted in procedural violations because agents weren’t sure which airli...

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by bigb
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Many years ago, United got all of the regionals together to combine the ground handling procedures. This is called RGOM, Regional ground operations manual. Before every airline has their own rules for ground handling it often resulted in procedural violations because agents weren’t sure which airli...

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by bigb
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

You have to remember, airlines can set guidelines/policies that are more restrictive than regulations. These policies and guidelines would also be signed off by the FAA as well if there is a policy in the FOM. Considering we are talking about commut air, which is a no large carry-on airline, I can ...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

You have to remember, airlines can set guidelines/policies that are more restrictive than regulations. These policies and guidelines would also be signed off by the FAA as well if there is a policy in the FOM. Considering we are talking about commut air, which is a no large carry-on airline, I can ...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Ah, more quality product from CommutAir. I deal with them daily and they are a three-ring-circus of an airline. I don't know how much United saves in operating costs, but they must easily cost the company way more in unreliable operations and service. This isn’t a case of service. But more of a FA ...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Ah, more quality product from CommutAir. I deal with them daily and they are a three-ring-circus of an airline. I don't know how much United saves in operating costs, but they must easily cost the company way more in unreliable operations and service. This isn’t a case of service. But more of a FA ...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

You have to remember, airlines can set guidelines/policies that are more restrictive than regulations. These policies and guidelines would also be signed off by the FAA as well if there is a policy in the FOM. Considering we are talking about commut air, which is a no large carry-on airline, I can ...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Ah, more quality product from CommutAir. I deal with them daily and they are a three-ring-circus of an airline. I don't know how much United saves in operating costs, but they must easily cost the company way more in unreliable operations and service. This isn’t a case of service. But more of a FA ...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18085

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

You have to remember, airlines can set guidelines/policies that are more restrictive than regulations. These policies and guidelines would also be signed off by the FAA as well if there is a policy in the FOM. Considering we are talking about commut air, which is a no large carry-on airline, I can s...

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by bigb
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?
Replies: 21
Views: 2384

Re: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?

Takeoff thrust takes account Atmospheric conditions, weight, and runway conditions. There are situations where there will be a thrust reduction to CLB thrust once reaching thrust reduction altitude. There are some situations takeoff thrust is the same as CLB thrust and there are situations where tak...

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by bigb
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 5921

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

Take a look at Incheon Cargo ramp or Hong Kong

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by bigb
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Absence of large manual pitch trim wheels on non-Boeing jetliners.
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Absence of large manual pitch trim wheels on non-Boeing jetliners.

A lot of modern aircraft have gone away from the trim wheel. See also the CRJ, E-JETs, CSeries/A220. These aircraft will have a stab trim cutout procedure in the event that a runaway trim is suspected.

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by bigb
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do commercial pilots still carry bags with maps and charts given flight deck automation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2015

Re: Do commercial pilots still carry bags with maps and charts given flight deck automation.

We are IPADs only with paper flight releases, paper weight and balance, and paper logbooks.

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by bigb
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7833

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

The US has a FFDO program. It seems to be a bigger hassle than it is really worth. I’ve flown with guys who were armed and it seemed like there was just too much to do just to be able to carry onboard.

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by bigb
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1976
Views: 297784

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Meanwhile, having heavy-checked and repainted its two 744 factory-Fs a few months ago, SkyLease continues to just go and go and go. They've settled into one rotation that flies Chicago-Halifax-ANC-Changsha-ANC-ORD (or similar), moving fish one way and manufactured goods the other. This bucks the tr...

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by bigb
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 34637

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

Sorry if this is a silly question but why are some aircraft flying to FRA first before heading to Ramstein? Are they carrying paid pax/cargo to FRA or are the planes empty? Is there maybe some sort of outfitting that has to take place in FRA first? Part 117 rest requirements. Easier to stop in FRA ...

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by bigb
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 34637

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

CRAF trips have started to appear in open time for us. Starting out at IAD.

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by bigb
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 34637

Re: US Considering Activating the CRAF program for Afghanistan

From some of what I've read it appears the unions have clauses in their contract making staffing for missions like this voluntary and I'm sure on a different pay and work rules scale. Surely the staffing can't be entirely voluntary, it would make the whole point of CRAF redundant (DoD activates all...

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by bigb
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 34637

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

Just saw a company email regarding this....

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by bigb
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8781

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Had over 30K KG of lobsters onboard today.

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by bigb
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8781

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

I’ve recently flew a 747 filled to the brim with Flowers. I had a 747 filled with Eggs to bring, I’ve carried lobster, appliances, electronics, express packages, military gear.

A lot of stuff you see is time sensitive.

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by bigb
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years
Replies: 123
Views: 21523

Re: KE to retire all quads in the next 5 years

rj777 wrote:
What the heck? The A380s I get.... but why the 748s? Are they really that uneconomical?


They have all the PAX quads sitting on the cargo ramp in Incheon with the paint fading. They are starting to look sad.

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by bigb
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62032

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

My dad was supposed to fly LGA-DFW yesterday afternoon, which was cancelled, and then they re-routed him LGA-MIA-DFW. He gets to MIA and then they cancelled the MIA-DFW flight. They overnighted him, and now, they're having to re-route him through MCO, to get from MIA to DFW. He was supposed to fly ...

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by bigb
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11284

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Another factor that may explain why few in the USA, Europe won't fly on 737 Max series aircraft is that the 2 crashes occurred with airlines seen as based in '3rd world' countries and their 'dumb' pilots, with racist overtones. If the the crashes had been with a US or European based airline, then a...

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by bigb
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11284

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Another factor that may explain why few in the USA, Europe won't fly on 737 Max series aircraft is that the 2 crashes occurred with airlines seen as based in '3rd world' countries and their 'dumb' pilots, with racist overtones. If the the crashes had been with a US or European based airline, then a...

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by bigb
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11284

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Flown the Max on AS about 20 times now. Ironically, I flew on the second flight of the inaugural and had no idea I was on a MAX till I saw it at the gate. I was actually really nervous and asked if I could be booked on the next flight instead. An Alaska exec pulled me to the side and we chatted for...

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by bigb
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11284

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

I have quite a few flights on the Max under my belt as a passenger. Great plane and it’s quiet. All been on United and Alaska. I also know pilots who have flown them. I have no issues flying on it.

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by bigb
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 67779

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

At today's Embraer earnings event they had a few more details including images. SVP of Engineerings Luis Carlos Affonso said the basic configuration for 70-90 seater has largely been settled on, and the commercial team would have more to share later this year. The fuselage would have the same diame...

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by bigb
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crj550
Replies: 13
Views: 3281

Re: Crj550

Think of the CRJ-550 as a conversion like a 767 pax bird being converted to a freighter. Not a great comparison because this is just a reconfigured cabin with new documentation that limits seating to 50 pax. No structural work is needed AFAIK Sure it is, it’s taking a existing frame and modifying i...

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by bigb
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crj550
Replies: 13
Views: 3281

Re: Crj550

Think of the CRJ-550 as a conversion like a 767 pax bird being converted to a freighter.

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