Surprised all those 741’s were kept with the -3A’s when an ‘easy’ conversion was available well before that. Or is that all the original frames and engine combinations? Airfleets lists all -100’s with the -7A’s. Also how many -100’s had the 750,000 gross weight limit rather then the 734,000 lb limi...Jump to post
Did the 747-222Bs have more range than the 747-SP27? Were the SPs three-class aircraft? That's never an easy question to answer with a simple black & white "yes" or "no". Is it range with max payload, range with max fuel, range with full cabin & bags, but no freight?? Et...Jump to post
Hey all, I recently was given an old United 747 manual from the early 90's, and was intrigued at how varied and non-uniform the fleet was, in terms of weight & engine combinations. Most of the manual is dated 1991, just prior to United buying the 7 ex-QF 747-200's. It's those I'm most interested...Jump to post
Fascinating, thank you for that post.
I'm legitimately surprised to see that AA had low-weight DC10's. There are a few photos of AA DC-10-10's in Europe.... I would have figured that AA had a few of their Dash-10's as the IGW version, with a max weight of 455.0 instead of the typical 430.0
Hey all, I'm wondering if anyone has information on the performance & limitations of the AA DC10 fleet. I recently came across a United DC10 manual, and was surprised to see how many different sub-fleets they had, in terms of weight/engine combinations. So, I'd be curious to know if anyone has f...Jump to post
That made me laugh. Your enroute alts would never be any further than origin or destination alts so you would not need extra fuel for ETOPS. Ahh, if only flying were so simple. If you lose an engine at the equal-time-point, you will drift down to lower altitude, have substantially more drag in the ...Jump to post
How far back are you interested in?? This page shows the entire AA international route network from 1991, back when they still had 747SP’s, and the MD11 was brand new.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... l-network/
The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between engine and frame. Are you saying that you know that they did shut it down? No, pilots never deliberately seize their engines on shutdown, as you suggest they should have. What do you even mean "...Jump to post
Interesting. I didn't know the 757 could do it. Especially in the summer with the heat and altitude of SLC. I thought they would just run it with a 763ER. Big drop in capacity. United used to use 757's on DEN-HNL just a few years ago, during the off-season months. To the other islands, as well. Int...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:zuckie13 wrote:It looks to me like they didn't end up sending that plane to CDG. Why couldn't/didn't they quickly rustle up a crew at DTW to finish the trip?
I don't think DTW is a 767 crew base, Just A330 and narrow bodies.
We converted the 757s for FedEx here in Mobile. I was actually part of that. FedEx wanted 119 aircraft, that's what they got. There are no plans to add anymore to their fleet. As stated earlier, the life for cargo planes is much longer than for passenger service planes, so they will be flying for F...Jump to post
I think an important distinction in this question, is if you're looking for frequency or capacity?? Stations like the above-named IND and CMH do have a lot of frequency, but a lot of those flights are CR7's and E75's. On the flip-side of this, stations like DEN have 30+ daily flights and almost enti...Jump to post
This page may be of some assistance to you, giving exact timeframes (and type of 747.... -100/200, SP, or 400) that operated United's various domestic and oceanic routes, over the years. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ Scroll dow...Jump to post
mention how it allowed Northwest to begin DTW-NRT direct flights. Thanks in advance! Northwest had actually served DTW-NRT for years, using 747-200, long before the 747-400 joined the fleet in 1989. Northwest also used their 747-200's on the longer routes of JFK-NRT and even JFK-OSA (before KIX was...Jump to post
Here’s the Denver page of the OAG from 1991 and 1995. Domestic only in ‘91 and in ‘95, the only international was MEX. http://www.departedflights.com/DEN91intro.html http://www.departedflights.com/DEN95intro.html Since those are for the “North America” OAG, they would only indicate international fl...Jump to post
According to Departed Flights, United used 727’s into ISP as late as 1985:
THANK YOU! So per that sheet, the 122 (Ex-UA) planes were the ones in the South American Config: N4703U Clipper Nautilus N4704U Clipper Belle of The Sea N4710U Clipper Sea Lark N4711U Clipper Witch of The Wave N4712U Clipper Tradewind Having said that, this youtube video clearly shows a 100 (three ...Jump to post
This may be true- but very illogical if so. If it was named after a South American city and primarily served it, I find it extremely hard to believe that the plane would be in a standard config as they were trying to pull additional first/clipper revenue out of these S.A. flights- similar to what t...Jump to post
Thanks again for the great work on this series! I do want to point out though that I am pretty sure the South American configuration 747s were actually all a sub-fleet of 747-100s - specifically the ex-United and ex-American birds This is correct. The 747-122 (ex-UA) and 747-123 (ex-AA) were both u...Jump to post
I realize this is a pretty old thread, but figured I'd throw some more info out there. Were the -222B ever used on other routes besides JFK-NRT? On substitutions, sure. But most of their lives were spent on only that route. United had dedicated subfleets for their JFK-NRT (on 742) and JFK-HKG (on 74...Jump to post
I´m talking about this photo of a UA 741 at KIX where could this aircraft be headed to SFO? Interesting... that's N154UA, one of the 747-123's acquired from American. By 1997, all those birds had been converted into the high-density configuration of 42F/408Y. All domestic-style first class, no inte...Jump to post
From browsing through some photos of UA´s 747-100 on the internet. I saw photos of them at KIX. Do you know where UA flew their 741s to from KIX? 339694 If that was one of the photos you saw, it says it right in the photo caption: "lining up for runway 34L at Osaka Itami bound for San Francisc...Jump to post
Ships 1401-1404 are the only ETOPS non-ER 763’s that Delta operated. No, they could not be substituted to Europe. The non-ER birds have a MGTOW of 351.0, whereas the ER birds have a MGTOW of either 408.0 or 412.0. There’s a considerable weight and range difference between the two. Additionally, none...Jump to post
Some additional questions : - Did all NW 747 pax aircraft have a 7 tank configuration? - If negative, which registrations had a 9 tank configuration. - JFK-NRT : were most flights MTOW limited or was the -7Q (833.000 lbs MTOW) sometimes fuel limited ? I'll try to confirm, but I'm fairly sure that a...Jump to post
Northwest had several sub-fleets within their 747-200 fleet; the -200, -2A, -2A+, and -2B -200 (MGTOW of 800,000#, JT9D-7F motors) N611US N612US N613US N614US N615US* *N615US was later upgraded to a bastardized version of the -2A. -2A (MGTOW 814,000#, JT9D-7Q motors) N622US N623US N624US N625US N626...Jump to post
I don’t know why everyone says that the A340-200/300 was a dog - it may not have climbed like a 757-200, but it certainly met all its objectives. If it was such a dog, Air France and Lufthansa wouldn’t have kept them around as long as they have. The A340-300 being called a dog is in reference to it...Jump to post
HA could add service to additional destinations on the U.S. mainland such as ORD, DFW, and DEN in order to defend market share in Hawaii. Do you realize how utterly circular and repetitive your writing style is?? You repeat your same points ad-nauseam - I assume - in an effort to add padding to you...Jump to post
Two A300s were fitted with about fifty First Class seats towards the very end. All A300s, 48 seats, I thought No kidding?? Do you know what the seating configurations were, for the rest of the fleet?? I think Eastern's 72Ss from PSA were all coach seats. Those aircraft were used on DC-NY-Boston shu...Jump to post
The777Man wrote:UA also flew EWR-NRT until about 1997 or so with 747-222Bs. Last 747SP route for UA was EWR-LHR and was flown until about late 1994 or early 1995.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-a220-introduction-breaks-with-sworn-statements-452741/feed/, quoting this US ITC decision: https://uschinatradewar.com/files/2018/02/ITC-Public-Opinion-Aircraft.pdf Quote from your article: “Delta is not facing any obligation for payment of any kind ...Jump to post
Several US carriers that took delivery of the early-model 767-200A, eventually converted them to a bastardized version of the 767-200ER for use on oceanic flights. UA, AA, and TW all did post-delivery conversions. I believe Air Canada did, as well.... and I'm sure several other carriers. My question...Jump to post
United used a different configuration of 744's on that route, that were particularly premium-heavy. The link below shows both the standard and heavy-F/J configurations.
Taken from Airbus: Using a takeoff field length as short as 1,220 metres, the A220 Family is ideal for hot-and-high and city-centre airport operations; in fact, the A220-100 and A220-300 are the largest aircraft able to operate in the constrained environment of London City Airport. From such challe...Jump to post
The aircraft has proven to be able to fly nonstop from LCY to New York. If the aircraft can handle flying from LCY to NYC nonstop off of a similarly sized runway WESTBOUND (and doesn't it rain a lot in London too?), then you can pretty much guarantee that it can make it from EYW-LGA, a route that u...Jump to post
UA flights are on the E170, and I don't think those are weight restricted at all. At MTOW those airplanes need 5,394 feet of runway to take off and I'm willing to bet that a 2 class E170 does not operate at MTOW for a 1,087.01 NM flight between ORD and EYW if the maximum range is 2,150 NM and a dua...Jump to post
evank516 wrote:Well, isn't Delta supposed to start taking A220-100 deliveries next year? That aircraft can do LGA-EYW without a hitch so I wouldn't be surprised to see that add.
Man. This thread turned into a dumpster fire in record time. :rotfl: I was hoping to get some factual info, on dates & times of the flights, and ended up reading 50+ replies of everyone saying "it should come to XYZ because it diverted here once!" By the collective logic of this thread...Jump to post
Hey all, I'm trying to find information on the increased gross weight variants of the 737-200/Adv. Basic MGTOW is listed at 115,500# (52,390kg), with several different options for higher gross weights: 117,000# (53,070kg) 119,500# (54,204kg) 124,500# (56,472kg) 128,100# (58,105kg) Were there any str...Jump to post
Hey all, I'm wondering, for those airlines (PA, LH, AF, etc) that simultaneously operated both the A300B2/A300B4, as well as the A310, were they same or separate pilot groups?? I do not mean the A300B4-600, otherwise known as the A300-600. I mean the original A300's, with the 3-crew cockpit. Thanks ...Jump to post
DL has two variants of A320's; A320-211 and A320-212. During the summer, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> tries to rotate only the big-motor -212's through <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>, given the demanding hot & high pe...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seabosdca" class="quote" target="_blank">seabosdca</a> (<a href="#149" class="quote">Reply 149</a>):<br/><i>Can you share which other 75H ships ...Jump to post
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