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by fpetrutiu
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 10
Views: 2946

Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

According to CNN, an Hawaiian A321 made an emergency landing and subsequent evacuation via slides due to smoke in cabin/cargo hold. 6 people taken to the hospital. Link: https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/08/22/us/hawaiian-airlines-smoke-injuries/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F Does it seem that t...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11117

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

I don't know. I can tell you that the numbers seem realistic. For our company, DL is pretty much the exclusive carrier, not because it is mandated, but because everyone here has good experience with DL and there is no point in looking elsewhere. It has been like this for years now, but especially tr...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22440

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

There still is IFE, In fact with live tv the options have never been better. The only contention is the delivery method. Agreed, but I think it comes down to preference. For me, I much prefer an one-seat PTV over any other device. I don't want to be holding anything and it frees up the limited spac...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22440

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi. I much prefer IFE's. I don't want to hold anything, I can put on live TV (news usually) and work on my laptop. Although I wish you could bluetooth your own headset to it. Bingo. The high-val...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22440

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

DFW17L wrote:
BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi.


I much prefer IFE's. I don't want to hold anything, I can put on live TV (news usually) and work on my laptop. Although I wish you could bluetooth your own headset to it.

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19492

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

That's disappointing, though I'm glad Canada Dry is still the ginger ale option. still? Its Seagrams now How does everyone feel about them going from passing out bottles of water to now handing you a cup of water? Will you continue to ask for your softdrink or coffee and some water? Or skip the wat...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 06, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

This looks very much like an uncontained engine failure that ruptured the wing tank. RIP to those that perished. Now at 41. Could be the landing gear, or even a failure of the wing itself from the landing Actually, I think you are right. This video: https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/11251238793521...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 06, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I think this video confirms my assumptions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEwozrlSt8&feature=youtu.be That wing looks punctured and on fire as all hell. Kudos to the crew for landing that one, they did not have a moment to spare. Those that made it off alive are very lucky, a few more moments...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41920

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

NTSB said "wire barrier" installed. What is "wire barrier" is it the cable or the net?

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41920

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I really want to see the hours breakdown on the crew or how many different carriers they have worked for. I remember that with the Eastern overrun at LGA, the crew was an interesting hodgepodge of experience levels and had some skeletons in the closet. I just really do not see how with the conditio...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41920

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I really want to see the hours breakdown on the crew or how many different carriers they have worked for. I remember that with the Eastern overrun at LGA, the crew was an interesting hodgepodge of experience levels and had some skeletons in the closet. I just really do not see how with the conditio...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41920

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I really want to see the hours breakdown on the crew or how many different carriers they have worked for. I remember that with the Eastern overrun at LGA, the crew was an interesting hodgepodge of experience levels and had some skeletons in the closet. I just really do not see how with the conditio...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41920

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

New info from NTSB press conference. Left Thrust Reverser INOP, flown under minimum equipment checklist. Landed with 15 knot tail wind component at 163 knots IAS at touchdown (per FDR). Initial plan was to land on rwy 28, but then requested to land on 10 as approaching the area (NTSB does not know w...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142340

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

CNN now reporting 13 fatalities. I know it's early, but I think this is a Concorde-like disaster. I think there was an un-contained engine failure that punctured the fuel tank (note the fuel fire spreading forward from inertia at the point of the full stop in CNN video). This is indicative of fuel g...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun May 05, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22062

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I just can't wait for ATL-MEM... I fly MCO-ATL-MEM regularly, can wait for the 221/3 to operate the route. My next one I am on the MD90, both in and out of MEM.

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11534

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

Clearly you’re not a pilot. We have the ability to have a gun because we are the last line of defense when someone tries to breech our cockpit. . I think this is an American gun mentality vs a last line of defense argument. The best way to keep the flight deck secure is to follow all the protocols ...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 10024

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

As seasonal perhaps MCO will be work. However with Virgin Trains (formerly Brightline) service from MIA to MCO not sure how long the flight will survive. Just fly the TLV MIA non stop and hop on the Virgin Train to Orlando. A Virgin train to Orlando will take you about 4 hours from Miami and cost y...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 10024

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

LAS and MCO make a lot of sense. As well as business traffic and VFR, there are vacation possibilities both ways. Israelis want their holidays in reliably secure locations and the USA ticks those boxes. It's great to see LY moving outside of its prior niche of trunk routes and developing new market...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8453

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

From a tweet by SMBC Aviation Capital, Southwest will lease 12 new build 738MAX with the first delivery starting in July 2019. Wonder if this will push out 12 older -700's? Also wondering what airline backed out of the leases for WN to pick them up so close to delivery dates? No airline backed out....

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic A380?
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Supersonic A380?

That is ground speed. If it has nice tail winds, it is not at all unusual. You sometimes even catch 800mph in the jet stream. Of course, this is ground speed. They are still doing .82 to .85 Mach, Otherwise the aircraft would disintegrate.

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3278

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

From footage, it is definitely uneven thrust. Left engine was far weaker than right causing the forced turn. Pilot applied full right rudder to try to redress right after full thrust. Nose wheel slipped in ice and rudder does not have enough authority to affect anything at that slow speed. Doubt the...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66316

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

You know, this is kind of sad. This comes from a Boeing guy. A second hand A380 I thought it could have made itself profitable on low yield tourist routes at low frequency to destinations like MCO in a sardine can config. With relatively low acquisition cost, could potentially work for a new type of...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbahn
Replies: 11
Views: 2931

Re: Airbahn

That name might work in say... Germany? :)

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 70502

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

E195E2 Undisclosed 10 I'm very curious who the 10 E195E2's are for My bet is for a European operator who already owns either the E190-E1 or the E195-E1 model in their fleet. My list of possible candidates would be: - Air Dolomiti; - Air Europa Express; - Austrian; - Flybe; - Helvetic; - HOP; - LOT;...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?
Replies: 16
Views: 3431

Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?

Recently TAROM (RO) expressed interest in codeshares with Air Canada and LOT Polish Airlines. I am wondering if this means a pivot away from SkyTeam and joining Star. "Mr Wolff confirmed the carrier is interested in a codeshare agreement with Air Canada. " https://blueswandaily.com/tarom-n...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Boeing 737-900
Replies: 19
Views: 4174

Re: KLM Boeing 737-900

xdlx wrote:
737-900 a BAD attempt at recreating B757 capacity. Airplane should have never grown beyond the 800.


I would disagree, the B737-900ER is a great aircraft, especially for the longer routes that need the extra capacity.

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20251

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

At least we got seasonal WOWair flights to KEF. I think we will see more expansion from Spirit into South America if the markets warrant it. If NK orders the A321LR, no doubt they're going into Brazil. Some more Brasil flights would be nice. A nice combination of Spirit and Azul, each serving a dif...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

IMHO, the A220 is probably too small for western european routes. Romania is pretty far away from Western Europe, so will have to offset the long flights with more seats. With a large Romanian diaspora, filling those seats is probably not going to be too hard either.[/quote] I agree on size, however...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

https://www.air24.ro/news/tarom-va-achi ... 7-max-7283
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Looks like Tarom is acquiring 2 Embraer E190 under a dry-lease agreement. Any ideas where these come from? don't think they are new.

https://www.air24.ro/news/tarom-va-achi ... 7-max-7283

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Debris falls from Delta flight experiencing engine issue over Nashville
Replies: 23
Views: 4765

Re: Debris falls from Delta flight experiencing engine issue over Nashville

Unconstrained engine fail probably a blade got lose or broke. Glad everyone is safe. These can be very dangerous, especially on an MD88 with the engine's close proximity to all hydraulic lines and cork screw that actuates the elevator on this aircraft. "Unconstrained?" Do you mean unconta...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Debris falls from Delta flight experiencing engine issue over Nashville
Replies: 23
Views: 4765

Re: Debris falls from Delta flight experiencing engine issue over Nashville

Unconstrained engine fail probably a blade got lose or broke. Glad everyone is safe. These can be very dangerous, especially on an MD88 with the engine's close proximity to all hydraulic lines and cork screw that actuates the elevator on this aircraft.

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

The leasing of the RJs makes total sense from economic perspective. They may also be used for domestic service within Romania. The problem with the ATRs is that they cannot compete against the jets that others (particularly the LCCs) may run into Romania and are a little too small for services into...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

And dont the latest 737-800s seat 189? Actually these were their first 738s (after the ones they leased), and they were just planes not taken by Pegasus (that's why they had 189 seats), so Tarom just took them instead of PC. The other two have 160 seats, as they have a Business section, as was norm...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29638

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Would not surprise me if UA announced seasonal EWR-PRG or EWR-BUD, or both, to serve the popular river boat cruise market. The issue here will be availability of aircraft, though they could move a few more 777-200 (non ER's) around to serve high density, high volume routes out of EWR, like they hav...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

The ATR fleet is essential to TAROM for both domestic and regional operations to cities that are within a stone's throw of Bucharest ie. SOF, SKG, BEG. Like all the larger carriers of the Balkan region, a turbo prop fleet plays a key role (Air Serbia, Croatia, Aegean/Olympic). Having said so I'd as...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

I think TAROM should not be adding more fleet type, after getting rid of A318. As much as we aviation fans appreciate diversity, TAROM is too small of an airline to support fleet diversity. Consolidating their fleet on B737 and ATR makes great sense. TAROM has barely any presence outside of Buchare...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

The leasing of the RJs makes total sense from economic perspective. They may also be used for domestic service within Romania. The problem with the ATRs is that they cannot compete against the jets that others (particularly the LCCs) may run into Romania and are a little too small for services into...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

I suspect an E190 and B738/B38M fleet is the future for TAROM. There are likely going to be cheap E190s coming off lease soon from, or put up for sale, by other airlines, including AC (25 E190s - all owned), AA (20 E190s - all owned), B6 (60 E190s - mix of leased and owned), and AD (65 E190s, mostl...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

Re: TAROM future fleet

What kind of RJs are they looking at? There's quite a few to choose from: CRJ7/900, SSJ, C series, Embraer E-170/190? I also understood that RO was looking at returning to the long haul market. What type of aircraft have they shown interest in? A330? 787? The CEO specifically stated that they are n...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6614

TAROM future fleet

A week ago TAROM (RO) announced their order for 5 737Max8 aircrafts, presumably aimed at replacing their older 737's and A318. When the CEO of TAROM was asked that would this make the airline effectively all Boeing, he declined to comment. Now there is word that they will lease up to 13 RJ's on top ...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12992

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

From a customer's perspective, why wouldn't you want everything centralized? If I took a flight into Atlanta, I dont want to have to take a bus an hour or so north just to catch a connection. Logistically speaking, it makes perfect sense having everything in one spot. If you book a flight with an a...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 5002

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

Try Bucharest, Romania. Baneasa and Otopeni are next to each other, they could actually merge the two into one airport and use Baneasa as a 3rd runway...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21698

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

I would say that MH aircraft belly and underside was painted a fairly dark shade of grey at that time. Maybe somebody who made the call did not have sufficient training and it was a mistaken identification but either way they have to take responsibility and I am not condoning it for a minute. Will ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12605

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I guess they have the AD ready recommending not to use this fancy feature unless it is absolutely necessary. If line mx need to test folding tips with gates on both sides occupied, do they have to drag it to a hangar/remote stand? ... lmao. navy planes have had folding wingtips for decades, this is...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10942

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Although don't have any hard numbers, I would venture to guess that very few of the 44.6 million people that go trough MCO yearly are transfer passengers.

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by fpetrutiu
Fri May 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20251

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Volaris has flown to Guadalajara for some time from Orlando. Interior destinations traditionally reliant on VFR traffic (e.g. Morelia) wouldn't work from Orlando, but cities with plenty of wealthy residents like Guadalajara and Monterrey can certainly support an MCO flight. Those are the "outl...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)

This does not seem accurate at all... on the narrowbody side, according to the chart in 2017, 60+% of traffic was on the A321. Who operates scheduled A321 service across the pond? Most, if not all are operated by 737/757's at least from US. I personally cannot think of any scheduled A321 service, b...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)

This does not seem accurate at all... on the narrowbody side, according to the chart in 2017, 60+% of traffic was on the A321. Who operates scheduled A321 service across the pond? Most, if not all are operated by 737/757's at least from US. I personally cannot think of any scheduled A321 service, bu...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 9398

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Why not LGW though? LHR isn’t the beginning and end of flying in the UK. LGW is a very well connected airport, on the motorway and mainline trains run there all day and night. If I were travelling with Kids, I’d pick LGW. Sure, unless of course you are trying to connect in LON, then LGW is not so c...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 20251

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Thanks for the details below, definitely eye opening, I'm sure with the addition of AMS that number will increase. Apparently advanced bookings are looking great, so I hope that opens MCO-CDG as well. I'm obsessed because I think in terms of what MCO offers or what can be offered has great potentia...

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