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by Spacepope
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Still interested in seeing how CAM gets 2 more 767-300s ready and off to UPS in 2019, beyond the two that have been at TLV since March. Maybe they pull N363CM from ABX, given that it is already doing wet-lease work for UPS right now? I guess we will see. ANA Cargo B767-300BCF JA8356 is ferrying HND...

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by Spacepope
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Good points, but there isn't a lot of current demand for 757 freighter conversions in part because there are a lot out there. The sweet spots at the moment are 737-sized and 767-300 sized. Everyone is putting so much weight into this LOV issue, when clearly we see the engines being the driver for r...

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by Spacepope
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Good points, but there isn't a lot of current demand for 757 freighter conversions in part because there are a lot out there. The sweet spots at the moment are 737-sized and 767-300 sized. Everyone is putting so much weight into this LOV issue, when clearly we see the engines being the driver for r...

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by Spacepope
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Reminds me of the Atlas 763 that had a hard landing at Portsmouth NH - PSM - http://avherald.com/h?article=4bbab491&opt=0 I'm willing to bet Delta will get the aircraft into good enough shape to ferry PDL-ATL, and complete the repairs in-house at homebase. As someone else noted above, this is a...

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by Spacepope
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Reminds me of the Atlas 763 that had a hard landing at Portsmouth NH - PSM - http://avherald.com/h?article=4bbab491&opt=0 I'm willing to bet Delta will get the aircraft into good enough shape to ferry PDL-ATL, and complete the repairs in-house at homebase. As someone else noted above, this is a...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
2 years? Sounds about right.

Guess so. Looking at utilization, it should hit bingo cycles in about 4 years.

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

It all depends on the present bookvalue, re-sale value, assurance, etc. Last FAA maintenance entry for N543US was recorded at 12/6/2018 : 69933 flt hrs and 27261 cycles. The 757 series can be operated with full Boeing support until 150.000 hrs and 75.000 cycles (LOV) If the repair is performed toge...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

791AX, an ATI 767-200 leased to Amazon, finished up an HMV yesterday (8/17/19) at Pemco in TPA and is now back in service. Was there since 7/10/19. First time I can recall seeing an Amazon-leased aircraft in for heavy maintenance at TPA instead of ILN. Guess ILN is busy and TPA could do the work. T...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

I was answering the question as to a gear down ferry TAT in general, not on the feasibility of THIS plane doing so. I’d agree this plane might not be ferried without a lot of work. GF I agree. Looking at the different areas where surface buckling is seen (and the path that load must have taken) the...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 110
Views: 31495

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Assuming that nothing else got pranged .. like the nose wheel, could they get a ferry permit to fly that plane unpressured to Atlanta? Seems like the crease is only between two adjacent axial ribs. And also, seems like it would only be metal and labor to Delta.... no crushed avionics bay like stuff...

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by Spacepope
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 9023

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

remymartin11 wrote:
The worst part of the 321T is Door 1 boarding and all of
Y and J stream past your 4K r/t seat.

That’s the price you pay if you’re too poor to fly private.

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by Spacepope
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One
Replies: 26
Views: 2575

Re: New Air Force One

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2AshgCk9bwTfDaRmtTdyni-650-80.jpg A tanker refuelling an 747? this is a great picture. I wondered if there was a 747 refuelling a 747... Here's a shot of a proposed USAF KC-25 refuelling an Iranian Air Force KC-25: https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-worlds-only-...

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by Spacepope
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Freighters
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: MD-11 Freighters

As far as I can tell, there are just about zero PAX MD-11 in existence anymore. Delta bought 6MD-11Fs recently just for the engines for use on their 767 fleet. The market has turned sharply to 767 new builds and conversions, and we will see the MD-11F fleet dwindle, slowly at first till the MD-10s a...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8134

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

I thought the RB -211 on these birds were recently de-certified so they could no longer fly? Thought I read that here on Anet somewhere.....if true none of the AGD birds will ever fly again.... I think that's just the early model engines. The later ones on the L-1011 should still be good. That's wh...

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by Spacepope
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Atlas will begin shrinking their amazon lift beginning in September due to lack of crew. Seems they bit off more than they could chew. Wow. That is big news. At ABX and ATI, the daily utilization of existing aircraft is up significantly. Is it this increased utilization that Atlas can't do, or are ...

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by Spacepope
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CC-CZU was signed for by CAM yesterday. You know, it's been at ILN for a little over a week and is obviously the next ship to move into conversion, but what's the plan for it? I was thinking that if they want it for UPS this year , one possibility might be the IAI/Bedek line at MEX, which turned ar...

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by Spacepope
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 43851

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Any further news about Cobham, it looks to be on the critical path. KC-46 deliveries have been plagued by a number of issues, the most critical of which are problems with the remote vision system (RVS), which is used by the crew during the refueling process, and issues with maximum loads being plac...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Thanks for that, MO11! I guess the delta in capital cost of a used -200 vs a used -300 these days is such that even when you add the conversion cost, the 20-year total cost (capital cost plus anticipated fuel and maintenance) is lower-enough as compared to a -300 that it's worth doing if you have r...

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by Spacepope
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: High pressure hydraulics vs bleed air

There is also the issue with pressure drop when air is used. This can cause massive cooling and if the air supply isn’t cleaned well enough, icing from moisture in the system.

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by Spacepope
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16365

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

The oldest A321 in AAs fleet is N161UW, is a 2001 vintage. Ballpark 60000 hours and 23000 cycles. Spacepope, were you the one who gave the link to sdrx database? https://av-info.faa.gov/sdrx/Query.aspx Search by N number without N, or 161UW Back in November, 59,207 hours and 22,229 cycles, so proba...

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by Spacepope
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16365

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

There are 121 LUS A321's. One has been updated, 84 are currently scheduled through next year. I am not sure if the others fall into 2021 or if they were planned returns. How old are the oldest LUS A321s? Aren't some/most of them from before the A321 was PIPed into the airplane it is today? The olde...

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by Spacepope
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6645

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

Could someone please correct the title? SNAFU is an acronym dating back to WWII, not sure what this "snaffoo" thing is.

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by Spacepope
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 43851

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Checking that google link I posted above, it looks like no gaps in sequence, so yes, 50 already built and there should have been around 30 delivered by now but, well, you know, Boeing. Yes, it seems Boeing is its own worst enemy these days. On the good news front, they can at least say they've buil...

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by Spacepope
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 43851

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Didn't see it reported here, but it looks like Boeing actually managed to squeeze one out the door in June. According to the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=2121076296 #23 delivered was at June 29. Based on the color scheme on...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15390

Re: DL Pilot Pulled from Flight after Alcohol was found

Lol, as per numerous articles, the plane was full at time of arrest. Nothing to do with Fox News. Get real people. In either case, wow! Um the Faux News title states he was removed from the plane, while official sources say he never made it through security. Who needs accuracy when you can just ril...

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A Southern Air 777 is currently running CVG-TPA-MIA-TPA-MIA-? routing, obviously not Amazon, but not sure what exactly it's running Which airframe? Also what flight number? Could be a shakedown flight for one of their new-to-them frames. Tangent I know, but it was just recently reported Kalitta wil...

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: The C5 nosewheel

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Gee, I wonder what happened there??

GF

Dunno. Only one of the tires is blown. Whether or not it caused or was caused by the sudden departure from the airframe...

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by Spacepope
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

The problem with the ABX 767-200s is that they were converted like 15 years ago and the question is whether they can sustain the higher tempo. Hopefully, the recent 767-300 conversions will run reliably after their post-conversion teething pains. And the real problem there is that the Amazon operat...

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by Spacepope
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 56
Views: 12417

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

One way to diversify the business model. Possibly head honchos are seeing a plentiful availability of a new old type soon. The main cargo watchdogs have for years said all suitable -400s have already been earmarked for conversion, which is shown by Amazon using the 800BCF. If Mesa takes this line o...

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by Spacepope
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 12057

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Those domestic 777-200 non ER are getting old. What would replace them? Those A350s are way too much plane to be shuttling domestic passengers. Maybe the 200ERs get pastured to domestic cycles. For reference, UA's LN 11 (N768UA) has a score of approximately 89,000 hours and 19,000 cycles at the end...

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by Spacepope
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2875

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

So what happened to the MAX-9 and the MAX version to seat 200 pax for FR, I don't think that is the same as the MAX-10 which is supposed to eventually replace the MAX 9. It seems MAX 9 entered service with United in 2018. The FR 200 pax seems an -8 with dense cabin. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/...

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by Spacepope
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13274

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

We know DL is currently the only MD-90 operator in the world. But who was the last one to fly the -90 before DL became the sole operator? Going through Wikipedia, there just were 4 opperators. Considering EIS in 1995, bad that three ended early. Eva Air ceased ops in 2016 Saudia ceased ops in 2013 ...

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by Spacepope
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

It was owned in the past by Southwest and the Bank of Utah is now the owner as of 5/31/2018. This is also a 1996 -300 series so a later build as well. Bank of Utah, was not the owner, but the Trustee for a foreign entity or for an owner who cares not to share its identity with you. Nonetheless, N63...

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by Spacepope
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 43851

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Didn't see it reported here, but it looks like Boeing actually managed to squeeze one out the door in June. According to the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=2121076296 #23 delivered on June 29. Based on the color scheme on the ...

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by Spacepope
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13274

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

But but but I was told without any doubt every MD-90 parked was just waiting on engines and was coming back into service....

Not surprised.

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by Spacepope
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

My last trip to TPA, I saw a former BA B734 parked out by one of their hangars. Was it in the full livery still? If so it was likely a Comair bird, there haven't been any British BA 734s around in 5+ years now. They were former BA aircraft stored at VCV. They and the former Alaska 734s are popular ...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6779

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I don't see any need for an Irish fast jet fleet. If anything, a small long-range patrol aircraft could be useful to monitor the Atlantic. This could help SAR efforts, control fishing and shipping as well as aid environmental protection. Something like the Gulfstream maritime patrol aircraft. The P...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6779

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

For the stated need, I fail to see why a few long range SAM units wouldn’t be just as useful.

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15247

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 7205775361
TL:DR DL 1425, MD-88 ATL-BWI, diverted to RDU.
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Here's the tweet by JACDEC. https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 7205775361
TL:DR DL 1425, MD-88 ATL-BWI, diverted to RDU.

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 37
Views: 10396

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Nicknuzzii wrote:
The man gets drunk and the judge decides to ruin his life because of it? You guys agree with this? Disgusting.


How do you know this ruins his life? Citation please.

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6494

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Why is Delta the only Major US Carrier that doesn’t fly the 737 MAX? If you wanna get technical, all US carriers don’t fly the MAX. Their last 737-900 is either just delivered or coming online soon. The A321s are continuing to get delivered, as well as the C-series and a few used 738s. Look for mor...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KBDL/KMIA


You know, just because Fedex loves doing sweep flights doesn't mean everyone should do it...
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wjcandee wrote:
And FWIW, 740AX, which had flown to BDL for Amazon, had an interesting path back to CVG yesterday..

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KBDL/KMIA


You know, just because Fedex loves doing sweep flights doesn't mean everyone should do it...

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 98909

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

And we add another ILN flight tonight (6/30/19): BDL-ILN-? (ABX 762). And DFW-ILN-PHX seems to have switched from an ATI 762 to an ATI 763 the past two nights. And it looks like the typical aircraft routing for ANC will be TPA-ILN-SEA-ANC-PHX-TPA. ALSO, Southern added IAH-RFD-IAH in the past few da...

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by Spacepope
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13531

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

That first pic is stunning, looks like it has afterburners. Never seen anything like that glow from behind the engines on any commercial airliner turbofan before. The Bae-146 would do it because the engines were GTFs. But why would the glow be visible on a CFM56? The “ball” of expanding LPT stages ...

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by Spacepope
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8160

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Delta recently bought 6 MD-11Fs just to get their engines for use on their 767 fleet. Those CF-6s are valuable, we will see if even more so than the rest of the airframe.

Are Western Global still flying for UPS?

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by Spacepope
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13531

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

But no, this is not the case for the MD11. Those are just about always carrying weight. One of the easy ways to tell that is the fact that the MD11 Center Gears have brakes installed. The A343s do not. The MD-11 can be dispatched without the center gear, though: https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...

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by Spacepope
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on the AN-225?
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: Any update on the AN-225?

Could AN-225 be twin-engined? Yes but no. At empty or low weights with the latest engine, sure. But one of the main reasons for having 6 (or 4) engines is the single-engine failure at takeoff requirement. A twin must be able to take off with 1 engine. A quad can calculate with 3 engines available, ...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12929

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Title seems misleading. Test flight possibly in 2020 is more accurate. Bet that is very optomistic


How exactly is it misleading? Nobody ever said anything about first revenue flight, so why would one get confused?

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by Spacepope
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40114

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

That will leave a nasty mark! The question is if that’s repairable. Did the main gear blow out to cause the nose gear to smash onto the runway? I see single runway operations when EWR reopens. It's repairable, even if they need to cut off the nose and graft on a new one. More extreme things have be...

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by Spacepope
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40114

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

bennett123 wrote:
LN 0123 makes it N26123 built 1997.

Hopefully she’ll be repaired, but I wouldn’t put money on it.

Especially if the pressure shell is damaged.


Ballpark 80,000 hours and 22,000 cycles on her, based off last SDR a year ago.

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