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by NLINK
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This isn't directly from Boeing but from the Southwest Airlines 10K filing 12/31/2012 Transition of Boeing 717 Aircraft. The Company has entered into an agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Boeing Capital Corp. to lease or sublease all 88 of AirTran’s Boeing 717-200 aircraft to Delta. Deliveries...

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by NLINK
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

They need new seats to keep flying them into 2022 which is a huge capital investment which they don't have right now. Frequency is not as important as business travel will be down for a few years and some will never come back. quote="MIflyer12"] How many 717s does Delta own outright? Thirt...

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by NLINK
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

They were all leased or sub leased from Boeing Capital besides the few Delta owns. That doesn't mean Delta doesn't pay Boeing who in turns pays Wells Fargo Leasing the 738's certainly seems plausible. As for the 717's, I could see them exiting the fleet this time next year, but a lot of that would d...

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by NLINK
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 43814

Re: Delta's B712's

There is a good chance that the 717 will be retired fairly soon, at least in the next quarter or two with the announcement. There are multiple moving parts for this to happen.

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by NLINK
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 33
Views: 10676

Re: Rumor: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

If this is true I know of couple possibly things that could be the cause. First with Delta there was some wording in the pilots contract that gave reverse flow to those 36 Compass ERJ-175 birds and I've heard there is a dispute on whether it has to do to a couple different ways of reading it. Also t...

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by NLINK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Widebody wise I guess there are a couple ways to look at it. The GE 330-300 are power by the hour I think and I think the PW 330 are also something similar which in the current situation a company needs to reduce cash output. For the 32 PW 330 aircraft you could bring that work in house but I think ...

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by NLINK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I mentioned a month ago or so the 737-700 were more than likely gone because those small sublets add expense and it's not worth it to keep it for one or two routes anymore. From my understanding there are still at least 3-5 fleets or sub fleets under review for the fall. I think after we see what co...

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by NLINK
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

delta has stated though they are looking at looking at the older fleets and sub fleets. A lot of people had said they would never get rid of the 777, but they did. Delta has stated they are looking at some older fleet's as well as sublet's. In the big picture does it really make sense to operate 220...

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by NLINK
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

From DL you can probably see them looking at options to get out of leases on almost any aircraft in it's fleet, new or old first to save costs. As for those older aircraft or semi sub fleets you have the following that all or none could be considered. Older 320-200 757-200 767-300ER Small Sub fleets...

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by NLINK
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8183

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

I think United has said the 767-400ER is under consideration due to it being a oddball fleet.

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by NLINK
Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16763

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Currently the airlines can operate the E2 with no restrictions provided they use the airline employees of the operating carrier and not contractors.

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by NLINK
Mon May 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24862

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

If Delta does move away from the 330-NEO I don't see them moving all to the 350-900as itis too large for a lot of missions across the Atlantic in my opinion for a lot of markets. Fuel burn is not the issue as the 350-900, 330-900NEO and 767-300ER all burn really close to the same amount on a 4,000nm...

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by NLINK
Mon May 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16763

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Best choice is a modern 100 seat aircraft at mainline. Fuel burn as Delta has learned is almost identical to a 76 seater.

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by NLINK
Mon May 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24862

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

So if Air Asia X cancels or indefinitely delays the the 330neo order this effectively leaves TAP with 6, Garuda Indonesia with 11, Delta with 32 and Virgin Atlantic if they survive with 14 which I have doubts on if they will plus a couple odd ball ones. That is around 49 orders not including Virgin ...

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by NLINK
Sun May 24, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39119

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

What helps Southwest a lot is minimal international exposure and not hundreds of tiny jets for those tiny markets. They have the mentality that basically on mid sized and up cities are all they need to serve and people will drive to take them which works.

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by NLINK
Thu May 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122981

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

When this is all said and done you can count on Delta right sizing to around 1110 to 120 or so wide bodies. The 767 PW birds will more than likely be next and a handful of the oldest 767 GE birds.

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by NLINK
Thu May 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122981

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

It really makes sense as they can eliminate a whole type, which the 767. fleet is to large to do that. It also gets rid of two odd ball engines in the WB fleet. This should bring DL to a total of 4 engine types for WB with a couple variants of a couple of them.

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by NLINK
Tue May 12, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380917

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Republic owns slots Delta needs at LGA. Delta tried to get them back when Republic was in bankruptcy but failed.

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by NLINK
Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41669

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I think we will only see two US carriers flying major international routes in the next 12-24 months myself from the financial side of it. I also think we will see consolidation in the North American only carriers down to two or three of them. It would not surprise me to see one of the big three assi...

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by NLINK
Mon May 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3170
Views: 547728

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

Something else people don't fully realize is a to of these decisions are being made by the CFO. For those saying no way the 767-400ER will not. be retired before the 767-300ER you have to look at the bigger picture as it is actually the odd ball fleet and odd ball engines. If the cut out the GE CF6,...

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by NLINK
Wed May 06, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194056

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

So basically about a 33% cut in WB aircraft so far. Most analysts I've read on the financial side have threw around the numbers in the 30% to 50% cut over a couple year period. If we see something similar in the narrow body fleet that will be a total of around 260-270 aircraft total. So far 34- 757,...

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by NLINK
Wed May 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11074

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

Skywest has some CRJ-900 at FAT I was told. I think Skywest is parking all or most DL CRJ-900 thru the end of June. I think they will only operate 175/CR2 and 1 or 2 CR7 for ASE service thru the end June for DL. Endeavor's planes are at CWA, SLN, TYS plus a couple other scattered places.

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by NLINK
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245406

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:
That would be a terrible and arrogant decision for Greece and the people who reside there.



I don't see how that is arrogant of a country choosing to keep tourists out for a period. I would not fault them if that is the path they choose.

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by NLINK
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23723

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

IAG has not ordered 200 737MAX. They signed a LOI for 200 737MAX which is not an order. I expect it to not materialize after COVID-19

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by NLINK
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23723

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

I see some of these current tie-ups coming apart longterm. I kinda understand the rumbling for example of Austria or Swiss citizens upset about giving Germany money to help bail out a Airline that operates in the respective country. I think we will see some of these countries take back control of it...

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by NLINK
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63438

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I think if this is true that Delta is trying to eliminate the 717 because financial reasons, this does make since short term. I'm not 100% this is true myself. What I do think if it is true these 737-Max are just placeholders for the aircraft they really want, the MOM. With everything going on at Bo...

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by NLINK
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194056

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Just basing this on the rough data, crew costs besides 1 more FA for the pilots is the same. Fuel burn roughly for the 330-200 over 3,000nm is around 9,500 us gallons. For a 6,000nm trip it is about 20,700 us gallons Fuel burn roughly for the 777-200ER over 3,000nm is around 11,200 us gallons. For a...

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by NLINK
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194056

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I still think a lot people believe trace will return quickly which at the earliest it will be Summer 20201. A lot of business travel is unnecessary and really a perk which I'm not sure if it will every return to the previous levels. Before this AA had around 150 WB. Based upon a 25% reduction that ...

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by NLINK
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194056

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I still think a lot people believe trace will return quickly which at the earliest it will be Summer 20201. A lot of business travel is unnecessary and really a perk which I'm not sure if it will every return to the previous levels. Before this AA had around 150 WB. Based upon a 25% reduction that w...

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by NLINK
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194056

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

If AA decides there is a need to reduce the wide body fleet further that the 330-330 and 767-300ER has 2 ways of thinking about it. Way 1 is to retire the older 777-200ER, they are a little larger than the 330-200. Pros are they are older. Cons are they have no resale value at all, they can't be con...

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by NLINK
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 8979

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

I think in this situation that having regionals actually can hurt you, especially non wholly owned ones. The reason why is because with contracts it is more difficult to move quickly but if they are wholly owned or like SouthWest one airline they can park AC and cut costs much quicker. Pros and cons...

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by NLINK
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. southeast storms - April 12
Replies: 31
Views: 4646

Re: U.S. southeast storms - April 12

Storms at Chattanooga last night. This is damage at the FBO at the airport where a hanger door blew off onto a couple private aircraft. Link from local news. https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/42000647/storm-damages-planes-hangar-at-wilson-air-center?fbclid=IwAR08-ggmSQ8yYG9w4VLE2wJont_Dc8ZQo3Irpz09rPdT13...

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by NLINK
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194056

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

It could be there a market for the 330-200 (I think AA owns these) for a freighter conversion and if AA could sell those to raise capital it could be a win win as AA could further simply it's fleet and gain capital. 2 types of WB and 3 engine types. Plus park a handful of the 777-200ER and bring the...

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by NLINK
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260798

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

They are running simulations based upon projected market conditions and they have a lot of variables to include in these studies. In those projections I would guess they are looking out 30 days, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 year, etc. I would assume they are using historical data from 9/11 as a rou...

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by NLINK
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260798

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There is a logical reason Delta is hanging onto them for a short while. That reason is training expenses. They know the MD80 and MD90 are gone. If they retire them now, spend the capital to put them into whatever line they can hold, that is an expense. The reason they are waiting is to see how every...

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by NLINK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8142

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

When the Chattanooga airport was rebuilt the original plans was an eventual 2nd concourse parallel behind baggage claim thru the open area to the left of TSA screening. I'm not sure after 9/11 how much the plans have changed with all the new requirements. I found this link of a potential drawing whi...

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by NLINK
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9796

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

Helping out is a big no no from both a company policy and also those that are union from a liability standpoint. We would borrow equipment from each other on a limited basis but would not touch another companies aircraft as insurance and company policy didn't like that. We would handle our own aircr...

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by NLINK
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9796

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

My guess there was not a tow bar for the 175 or the ground staff was not checked off on it. I do not think the 175 can turn out of Gate 2. The CRJ-200 barely could, but we always pushed back. I am not sure who handles them now, but at NW we handled us and CO (Above and Below) for the short time they...

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by NLINK
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

RE: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY

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by NLINK
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

RE: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY

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by NLINK
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

RE: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY

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by NLINK
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

RE: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY

Pinnacle cut us back to a total of 2 ramp people for a aircraft turn and the RON. We got around it at first by not pulling up the jetbridge or opening the door until the 40 gate check bags were unloaded, then the regional manager at the time from state of <acronym title="Calm Air (Canada) and Abu Dh...

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by NLINK
Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At DAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

RE: Pinnacle Fined By Osha In Death Of Employee At

Not surprising, based own how cheap Pinnacle is. Pinnacle loves to short-staff flights and raise hell to the employees after they are late. There equipment is bargain basement junk at most stations.

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by NLINK
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta / Pinnacle CRJ-900s
Replies: 30
Views: 4405

RE: Delta / Pinnacle CRJ-900s

It is in the Pinnacle /Northwest contract, that if they operate for another carrier they are not allowed to operate flights on behalf of another carrier into Northwest hubs, <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>, <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul -...

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by NLINK
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's With Pinnacle's Carry On Policy?
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

RE: What's With Pinnacle's Carry On Policy?

It is do there operating certificate with the FAA. Basically it has to do with the Weight and Balance that they have approved. By allowing no carry on items and the personal item they have a lower average pax weight in the cabin, by 30 pounds. If they modified the policy to allow carry ons there avg...

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by NLINK
Sun May 20, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Employee Killed At DAY
Replies: 39
Views: 11524

RE: Pinnacle Employee Killed At DAY

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by NLINK
Fri May 18, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Employee Killed At DAY
Replies: 39
Views: 11524

RE: Pinnacle Employee Killed At DAY

This is not the first time this kind of accident has happened at Pinnacle. They generally run a very dangerous operation with 3 or 4 people total for the flight. Always push push and in you get in trouble when the aircraft are late leaving. We had a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym...

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by NLINK
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ With 18.5" Seats?
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

RE: CRJ With 18.5" Seats?

I find the CRJ200 much more comfortable than the ERJ-145 Series. In my experience they have a lot less maintenance issues and a lot less weight restrictions than the ERJ-145. Flying from <acronym title="Knoxville - McGhee Tyson (TYS / KTYS), USA - Tennessee">TYS</acronym> to <acronym title="Chicago ...

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by NLINK
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle EMB-145 Modification Status
Replies: 2
Views: 2957

RE: Eagle EMB-145 Modification Status

Sounds like how Mesaba operates the Saabs.

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