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by iamlucky13
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 cracking in structural joints - FAA mandates inspections
Replies: 3
Views: 2649

Re: 787 cracking in structural joints - FAA mandates inspections

This is the final rule, following up on a proposed rule issued in May. It looks like there are actually two related airworthiness directives, scheduled for publishing on Monday: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/06/2021-26392/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanes http...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 92132

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

So, 20-month stop on the 737 MAX, 18-month stop on the 787... How can a company survive with its main 2 products not being delivered for 18 months each? Because the MAX and 787 are not the only two products The Boeing Company derives revenue from. They also have the other commercial programs, their...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 62
Views: 7512

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

The discounted tickets make it convenient to fly a route that can easily be covered by other forms of transport that are more ecological Not necessarily. Air travel has become surprisingly efficient over the last several decades: https://tedb.ornl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/TEDB_Ed_39.pdf#page=...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70920

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

As for working from home and Engineering efficiency. Here is a look at what the Engineers are facing. CATIA and ENOVIA are collaborative tools that require constant data transfer to/from the servers. When working at the office, the data transfer rate is any where from 400mb to 1G read/write speed. ...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15812

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

I would not use asbestos as an example for comparison either of the hazards or of the mitigation. It's a different material used in different ways. The use is irrelevant, carbon fibres once in the lung cannot be removed by the body like abestos. There have been significant changes in occupational h...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15812

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Several posters have recalled comments earlier in the program that Boeing had already examined the feasibility of a cargo version of the 787 and incorporated some aspects into the design to better facilitate this. Here is a link that corroborates those memories: https://www.flightglobal.com/will-the...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70920

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

It has all been done before. But never for a plane, where the certification authority rejected the certification paperwork for the base version (777-9X). Until this paperwork is accepted, nobody knows what needs to be changed in the 777-9X construction, to fullfill certification criteria. Not a sol...

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by iamlucky13
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15812

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Hopefully it's obvious to everyone that adding a cargo involves more than just cutting a hole in the fuselage. There would be a fairly stout frame installed at that location to transfer loads across the door opening, just like with a passenger door, but larger. There might be an increase in the num...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 455
Views: 54843

Re: Yet Another Dreary Boeing Scolding

Good thing the FAA had increased oversight on the certification process largely taking it away from the manufacturer…..right? They did not take type certification responsibility away from the manufacturer. That remains a shared responsibility, but they did state an intent to increase oversight of t...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15812

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Hopefully it's obvious to everyone that adding a cargo involves more than just cutting a hole in the fuselage. There would be a fairly stout frame installed at that location to transfer loads across the door opening, just like with a passenger door, but larger. There might be an increase in the numb...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70920

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

That makes tremendous sense I think. But don’t you think 20 freighters is a lot? They have 10 777F at the moment, taking 2-3 every year from 2023 onwards would see them having 35 in around 2035. Combine this with the lower belly cargo potential of the 787/350s compared to the 747s is only a moderat...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70920

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

-8 and -9 wing is completely different. bt Is this the 777 you are speaking of? The legacy 777 has metallic wing. The facility is about an hour south of the Everett plant. The 777X has composite wing, built on site of the Everett plant. bt Those plants build parts for the legacy wing. The trucks th...

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by iamlucky13
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

If they're going to rebuild the facility, I would expect they would try to do so in a way that leaves room to expand the passenger terminal. Maybe you're right that they could build a facility that could be converted instead. Regardless of what their exact plans are, it has always been my presumptio...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Propeller Airports, owner of the passenger terminal, is buying the Everett operations of the adjacent Castle and Cooke Aviation, an FBO. The facility will continue serving general aviation and corporate aircraft under the new ownership. https://www.heraldnet.com/business/propeller-airports-to-acquir...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261922

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

When full autonomous has become standard, certainly before 2035, the capacity of the US freeway system will hugely increase. It is a system which reaches about everywhere, it has no grade crossings, and door to door times will easily outclass regional trains. Distances over a 1000 miles will still ...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70920

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

I'm skeptical the A350F forced Boeing's hand. Maybe it influenced the timing, and certainly it will influence the actual sales prices. Considering how significant of a role freighters have played in Boeing's widebody sales for decades, and in particular for the 777, it has been my assumption from t...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70920

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

Given Boeing's difficulty with the B777X program, launching the freighter will at least find a new user base to access. Airbus recent plans to launch the A350F have forced Boeing's hand. There is a substantial fleet of B744F's and B744 freighter conversions that will need replacement by the end of ...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire as Kalitta 747 lands at EMA
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: Fire as Kalitta 747 lands at EMA

I'm going to have to begrudgingly concede on behalf of the media, that although a compressor stall is not normally a newsworthy event, the still image shown in the BBC article does look quite dramatic. I took at quick look at AvHerald to see if they had any info, and they link to a very nice video o...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 65366

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

So since Ryanair did not get an exceptional deal in the present circumstances, there's no rush. If another opportunity arises, they'll try then, too. Otherwise, they'll negotiate a much more ordinary deal when growth and fleet replacement calls for it, and there probably won't be as much fuss that ...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 65366

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

As for Lauda and Airbus, MOL is on the record that Airbus effectively refused to negotiate with them when he investigated a potential order for 100 A321 Neos. https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22O1IZ "We would not initiate talks with Airbus until such time as A...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 65366

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

As a historical reminder: The deal that established Ryanair's reputation as opportunistic was in 2002, in the recession after 9/11, the dotcom bubble collapse, and the overcapacity issues that had hit the airline industry in the late 90's when growth in Asia flattened suddenly. The backlog was below...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to review Boeing safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: FAA to review Boeing safety

The piece quotes one ODA member saying other engineers "don’t listen and keep pushing" -- how does FAA address that? That part jumped out at me, as well. It's in the nature of an engineer to make decisions based on clear criteria and data. This tends to lead to strong convictions about wh...

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by iamlucky13
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bridge over airport apron
Replies: 22
Views: 4919

Re: Bridge over airport apron

Seattle-Tacoma Airbport (SEA) added an pedestrian bridge to the international satellite terminal recently which they stated is 85 feet (26 meters) above the taxi lane below. Looking at the airport planning manual for the A380, with a forward biased center of gravity, the tail could be as high as 24....

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by iamlucky13
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 192695

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

http://kpae.blogspot.com/ WH003 has done 4 specific fuel consumption flights. So customers will soon know how the aircraft is performing on that end, and with STC trust me we will know. I am looking to this years dubai airshow to see what happens. If EK keep their order as it is, i'll take that as ...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Museum

No idea. It looks like neither their website, Facebook, or Twitter pages have been updated in over a year. A few months ago I sent a suggestion to the local paper that they should contact the museum to try to get enough information to do a story, because it's a significant local attraction, but have...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

All FX employees on the ramp. Aircraft maintenance is still undecided long-term, at start it might be vendor but transitioning later on to FX. Thanks for all the information. This is great to know. The early arrival will raise some local objections, as everything happening at this airport tends to,...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?

Just wonder will countries further tighten the ICAO aviation emissions standard in the Glasgow Summit after the release of the United Nations report? (Link for explanation of the report) https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/un-sounds-clarion-call-over-irreversible-climate-impacts-by-humans-...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 192695

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Didn't they say the certification is in the second half of 2023? That was the company line as of late June after the FAA rejected their TIA request. That was the company line since January after the 777X charge Right. Despite the accepted narrative here being that Boeing asked for TIA 9+ months ago...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Inbound to PAE at 0528L, sits during the day, outbound to MEM 1842L is the schedule. Sits at PAE over the weekends for whatever maintenance or training needed and ostensibly as a new regional spare. The 757 will be dropping in over the weekend twice in September for ramp training. I will be persona...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

This update is probably best fits in this thread, although it should not affect the passenger service: As rumored in the spring, FedEx is taking over Boeing's lease of the Dreamlifter Operations Center, and will be starting 1x daily Monday-Friday cargo flights from Paine Field to Memphis this fall....

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by iamlucky13
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

This update is probably best fits in this thread, although it should not affect the passenger service: As rumored in the spring, FedEx is taking over Boeing's lease of the Dreamlifter Operations Center, and will be starting 1x daily Monday-Friday cargo flights from Paine Field to Memphis this fall. ...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5699

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

My only concern is that, if someone has an adverse reaction to a vaccine (which is extremely rare but it does happen), they would be set up for a giant lawsuit. Ive had Covid and I got the vaccine. I wish more people would get the vaccine, but mandating vaccines can be tricky in some cases. This is...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5699

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

If I am reading this correctly, it sounds like they are technically scheduling it for when they expect FDA approval to have been received, but not providing much if any time at that point to get inoculated. Assuming vaccine will be fully licensed by the FDA first week of September, gives seven week...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5699

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

My only concern is that, if someone has an adverse reaction to a vaccine (which is extremely rare but it does happen), they would be set up for a giant lawsuit. Ive had Covid and I got the vaccine. I wish more people would get the vaccine, but mandating vaccines can be tricky in some cases. This is...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5699

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

I have no problem with the vaccination. However there are people, like myself, who have had reactions to other vaccines and have been told to refrain from getting further vaccines. I have asked my primary care doctor about getting it and cannot get a firm answer if I could or not. If your employer ...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5699

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

The airline set a late October deadline for employees to prove vaccination status, and said it could move earlier if a vaccine receives full federal approval sooner. If I am reading this correctly, it sounds like they are technically scheduling it for when they expect FDA approval to have been rece...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25737

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

That guy is really behind the plane. Poor Stick and rudder skills. I think it is less about a lack of stick and rudder skills that an airline pilot should possess, and much more about flying beyond the envelop that an airline pilot should put themselves in. The combination of low airspeed, thin air...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

Cool. I like seeing more DHC-heritage development, and the Twin Otter seems like it would be well suited to the application.

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by iamlucky13
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 575
Views: 110356

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I recall a thread a few months ago about an A350 with the same issue that was flown back to Toulouse from Asia for Airbus to inspect and presumably repair and repaint. Seems the issue is widespread and makes me wonder if it is either a problem with the paint and/or the surface that it's being appli...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25737

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

You can take the pilot out of the Navy, but you can't take the Navy out of the pilot... I do wonder given the aggressiveness of the flying if these guys are ex-military. Either way, I very seriously doubt a low experience crew pulled off that kind of low speed, low altitude maneuvering. To get a hi...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi ponders restaring crj program
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Mitsubishi ponders restaring crj program

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FYI, the article is from a month ago, and there was a thread posted at that time.

Unfortunately, discussion went off topic and the thread was locked:
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by iamlucky13
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261922

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

It seems Boeing hopes to move forward with MAX, 787, 779 and 77F and no real vehicle to develop the next generation technology anywhere in sight. If I were a young engineer I think I'd be all ears if Amazon or SpaceX was recruiting.[/quote The same applies at Airbus. They're looking at an A350F, pr...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261922

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

It seems Boeing hopes to move forward with MAX, 787, 779 and 77F and no real vehicle to develop the next generation technology anywhere in sight. If I were a young engineer I think I'd be all ears if Amazon or SpaceX was recruiting. Amazon and SpaceX have been consistently recruiting for years. Ama...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

So I reached out to a reliable WN source asked if WN would entertain PAE again? The answer was a HARD NO! Apparently AW head of WN network planning felt the airport terminal had to many short comings like Lack of passengers parking areas,Terminal was too small to accommodate the everyone and The te...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65356

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

AS also suspended PAE-LAX/PDX/SFO/SJC from the end of October to January according to the weekly OAG update July 6. As of a month ago, LAX, PDX, and SJC had already been dropped from their announced plans, but several previously unserved destinations were to be added. SFO was apparently still in th...

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by iamlucky13
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5698

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

Yawn. This happens. The airlines can and should do better, but that's far from hellish, and many of us have been through domestic trips that get strung out into similar durations. Allegiant not only explained what was going on, but also gave them vouchers. Either of those alone would put the service...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 64521

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Yet another defect on 787 production, what in the world is going on at Boeing. Such a sad state this company is in, just horrific management. My goodness. https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-faces-new-dreamliner-production-problem-11626142306 When Boeing decides to be serious they should let us kno...

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by iamlucky13
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 192695

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

To me, an EIS beyond 2024 would in first instance raise the question of Boeing's ability to design new planes and get them certified. To me, that question is already on the table. How can you keep asking for a TIA at several meetings while the FAA is just requesting a proper fix… :banghead: Zeke po...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 192695

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

It is most likely due to the issue that there was not an ADS-B receiver location on the ground within line of sight of the aircraft. The radio frequencies used for ADS-B are typically Line of sight limited. Ridiculous suggestion, it went dark over Oregon hundreds of ADS traces over that area from t...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 26211

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

Stupid question here: Can a 772 or 77W get a retrofitted folding wing for Freight Operators? No..but an Airbus launch of the A350F with folding wingtips is not beyond the pale. UPS are a prime target, the technology is there. You would not need to change the wing - just fold it. Ive always believed...

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