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by 7673mech
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19232

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

This truly look like someone with an ax to grind, a disgruntled employee (same difference) or just something slinging $h!t out there and see what sticks... If he is a "disgruntled employee", what does it matter? Do you think a disgruntled employee can get the FAA to punish Boeing through ...

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by 7673mech
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19232

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Ever think to ask a customer coordinator first? GECAS and Boeing have a contractual agreement, as does the airline with GECAS. This agreement will cover everything, including who is responsible for inspections. Just because this airplane is worked differently then what you are used doesn't mean that...

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by 7673mech
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4107

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

South America is a surprisingly unserved market from YVR. The excellent range of destinations via most US hubs would be the primary competition I'd guess. Lima seems an odd first choice given there's no obvious Peruvian community in Vancouver nor any obvious mining or other industry synergy. Good l...

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by 7673mech
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25025

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

He never said it's a bad aircraft. You guys are all flaming him. He simply said it's not worth it for his airline. A standard NEO will do just fine. Maybe he needs to step a side and let the ANet experts run his airline.

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by 7673mech
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3389

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

it flew 30 minutes longer then normal - and made a full stop landing.
seems everything worked out.

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by 7673mech
Fri May 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19598

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Haha... Shows how unhealthy we are here in the states, debating sugary beverages.

Only few mentioned the loss of bottled water. I believe this to be the true travesty here. Will have to tanker my water.

Any thing out of the pitcher can potentially be out of the airplane.

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by 7673mech
Mon May 06, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 35818

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I would say that from second level of management and up, there are issues with safety compliance. The rank in file employees and 1st level managers want to produce a safe product. 2nd level and up only think of $$$ and schedule. Don't think for a NY minute that once the ban is lifted that there will...

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by 7673mech
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: BA A350 question.

A better scenario is that they know that weight won't be a factor and they will do on occasional heavy landing inspection if they have to return.
Aircraft and runway damage is rare.

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by 7673mech
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5187

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

hmmwv wrote:
Airbus getting work done at PAE, that's an interesting sight.


Not really. There is a repair station there. Hawaiian Airlines flies the Airbus from Europe straight there for post delivery mods.

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by 7673mech
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17827

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Has MCAS been installed yet?


Tasteless. If you have nothing to add to thread, keep your opinions to yourself.

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 48066

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

I'm fairly confident that WN will not be paying a single dime to Boeing until these planes are released and in revenue service. Still not convinced that the MAX will ever be allowed to fly again in certain regions/countries. Money changes hands to take deliveries. A little dramatic on them not be a...

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by 7673mech
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17926

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

nc3rd wrote:
If Delta had done this everyone would be cheering that it was so innovative.


Why bring them into this?
You obviously don't fly them.
They've done this already.

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 17358

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Taking a step back, maybe there are enough people with the right skills, but they do not report to the right, independent employer. No, take a step back and accept that these are human beings who have lives and need jobs. If you want the government to have these employees on staff, then go right ah...

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 5821

Air Europa Crew Almost Robbed - Caracas

https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2019/03/11/air-europa-cabin-crew-caught-in-shoot-out-in-venezuelas-capital-caracas/ It seems that they were surrounded by motorcycles on way to the hotel. The crew van made it to the hotel where the security staff engaged the robbers in a shoot out. Air Europa has ...

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by 7673mech
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 61
Views: 18574

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

Most likely the vacuum generator wasn't functioning. It creates the level of vacuum needed for the system to properly function when the aircraft is below 16,000 ft. As you said, not a big deal. Aha, there is the cause. Does that system affect anything other than the lavatories? The vacuum system dr...

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by 7673mech
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 61
Views: 18574

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

I was on N103DU today. Pilot came out to the boarding area and announced that the lavs (all 3) wouldn't be functional until 16,000 feet due to some kind of a pressure issue with all the toilets. Not a big deal I guess, just a mild inconvenience. Most likely the vacuum generator wasn't functioning. ...

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by 7673mech
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 3777

Re: AAA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

Sounds a lot worse than the bins just not closing. https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1103753337630085121 Let me explain how this works, I don't have a horse in this race but have made a living taking planes to repair stations. Union airline takes aircraft to nonunion shop. Aircraft returns t...

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by 7673mech
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 3777

Re: AAA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Sounds like another example of Dougie's tripping over dollars to pick up dimes. I wonder how much this will cost the airline.


So everything that happens is his fault?
I'm not a fan of his however he seriously can't be blamed with this.

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by 7673mech
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 3777

Re: AAA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

Considering how many 738s are in the fleet - I hope that the issue is isolated enough that it does not significantly disrupt flight operations. Can anyone confirm that the same manufacturer/design - was also installed on the Max-8s? IIRC the Oasis interior being retrofitted to the 737-800s is virtu...

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388329

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Reading this thread is like listening to the audio of a streaming football game where high school-aged kids speculate on all sorts of stuff they know nothing about and the guys who are professional coaches can't get a word in edgewise to say what is really happening. 20 pages in, finally a respecta...

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by 7673mech
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34715

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Some of the OTS airplanes are lightning strikes.
Unless the union is responsible for those too .....

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by 7673mech
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 136
Views: 19887

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/02/26/bri ... continues/

May 777X is not out of picture.
No need for 330NEO with A359 and 787 fleet.
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https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/02/26/bri ... continues/

May 777X is not out of picture.
No need for 330NEO with A359 and 787 fleet.

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ILFC sues Hong Kong Airlines for unpaid lease
Replies: 12
Views: 4149

Re: ILFC sues Hong Kong Airlines for unpaid lease

You mean AerCap.
ILFC no longer exsists.

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic destinations with popular connections through a second country
Replies: 21
Views: 1966

Re: Domestic destinations with popular connections through a second country

I forget what freedom it's called, but as far as the US is concerned those are illegal. You can't do YVR-DTW-YUL or BOS-YYZ-SEA, or even SFO-MEX-MIA or SJD-IAH-CUN. An airline can't but a passenger can. If it cheaper to fly SEA-XXX on East coast via any Canadian city, what's to stop me. (On a Canad...

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by 7673mech
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 50796

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

source: http://fraaviation.forumieren.de/t18881-d-aifa#83468 Taken down a peg or two :-) and I suppose FraPort would like to see it vanish reasonably fast. Someone urgently needed a piece of window belt ? ( or was that done to have easy access to unwieldy cabin monuments? ) That hole is to remove m...

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by 7673mech
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 95
Views: 22821

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

BlatantEcho wrote:
Any photos not from twitter or social media?
I refuse to use that stuff.


A little secret, A.net and flickr are social media.

That said ... Exciting to see things moving forward with 777X.

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11744

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

marcelh wrote:
SEPilot wrote:
How do they still get insurance? Or do they fly without it? If I were an insurance agent and they asked for insurance I would laugh at them.

Maybe ask Southwest.....


Actually Southwest is almost 8 times larger. So by comparison of scale much safer.

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11744

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

I have to say ... crap like this happens all the time in the US too. But no one here is lynching WN the way JT is here. Actually been several years since JT had a hull loss that was actually their fault. The final report on last hull loss isn't out. Spotty maintenance and airmanship are actually th...

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11744

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

Boeing's fault I'm am sure.
When they cancel the order and start crashing Airbus products we will see them for what they are.

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 88
Views: 8180

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

Not that there isn't room for more discussion as it opens soon, but look a little harder, been discussed ad nauseum.

I think the hotel is a great idea.

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by 7673mech
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6704

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

https://calgarysun.com/business/local-b ... 7f37fe/amp

Transport Canada Certification and familiarisation.
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https://calgarysun.com/business/local-b ... 7f37fe/amp

Transport Canada Certification and familiarisation.

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9372

Re: Large airports without rail links

TonyBurr wrote:
JFK does not have a real, direct rail link.


What am I missing. You are the third person to say that.
I've taken a train from JFK to Jaimaca station, to my childhood home on LI.

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6704

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

Westjet B-787 was delivered to YYC on January 17th and departed to YYZ on January 18th. According to R-24 the aircraft has not flown since and has yet to operate its first revenue flight. My understanding was that it would commence scheduled operations on February 8th on YYZ-YYC-YYZ. I am now heari...

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.
Replies: 29
Views: 8913

Re: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.

SXDFC wrote:
What are the red marks on YR? It appears on the nose gear of YR has some red smears.. Is that perhaps blood?


All their ground equipment has red on it .....

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash
Replies: 75
Views: 10237

Re: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash

The aircraft was unairworthy. It never should have flown. Blame MCAS all you want, but the system was broken. Any critical system that’s unairworthy is unsafe and if you don’t fix it you’re on the disaster count down. Imagine the scenario where you have four engine flameouts in a row due to fuel co...

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian flight cancels after 3 departure attempts
Replies: 12
Views: 6602

Re: Hawaiian flight cancels after 3 departure attempts

So was the aircraft fixed in LA or ferried to MSP or ATL for repairs?
They are still one the Delta maintenance program?

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13111

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405251


You did read that thread, right?
Its laughable.

With the NIMBY set in Mukilteo I seriously doubt there will be much growth at PAE.
They already complain about Boeing and ATS flight ops.
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PlanesNTrains wrote:


You did read that thread, right?
Its laughable.

With the NIMBY set in Mukilteo I seriously doubt there will be much growth at PAE.
They already complain about Boeing and ATS flight ops.

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47944

Re: WN and Hawaii.

I am told they failed their table top certification last month. Does anyone know why? You were told incorrectly because the government was shut down last month. There were no table top exercises until this past week. One of us is wrong. My source is good. There was a big scramble on the maintenance...

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47944

Re: WN and Hawaii.

I’m surprised HA is going to single aisle Airbus on these same routes they will be competing with WN. I prefer the larger A330 for flights 5+ hours and HA had this advantage but is giving it up? Seems to me HA would have attracted customers like me who don’t want to fly in a 737/A320. Perhaps I’m a...

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by 7673mech
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR - gear strut penetrates wing during retraction
Replies: 10
Views: 4923

Re: FR - gear strut penetrates wing during retraction

There was a pertinent quote on AVHerald that I'm posting below as it seems this individual knows what they're talking about: It appears that the Beam Hanger disconnected from the Beam Hanger Fitting. On a 4 month aircraft, my first suspicion is assembly error at the Beam Hanger to Hanger Fitting jo...

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by 7673mech
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?

TWA flew LGW, CDG and HNL.

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by 7673mech
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 4257

Re: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?

There is one scenerio that would be a exception that I believe everyone is missing. If a ETOPS system had been worked on or disturbed that required a ETOPS verification flight instead of scheduling a test flight with a empty plane they could schedule it to operate a non ETOPS route(s) until which i...

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by 7673mech
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual seat pitch in economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2819

Re: Dual seat pitch in economy?

@747whale. I think/hope you left off a smile. So back to the question. Does seat pitch get larger at the back as the fusilage narrows or is it the opposite? At what point does it change? expat92 No smile, and not tongue in cheek. I've never heard of seat pitch, neither as a mechanic or pilot. What'...

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by 7673mech
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?
Replies: 53
Views: 10363

Re: Is retirement imminent for HA's 767 fleet?

The only route I've been seeing HA's 767 fly on a regular basis is SMF-HNL now, after SJC-HNL switched to an A21N on January 1. SMF-HNL switches to an A330 on January 8. After then, is there any other assignments for their 767 fleet, or will they be retired, and if so, are there any ceremonies plan...

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by 7673mech
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 106
Views: 24818

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

I don't think that should be a significant concern. These are planes operating in a developed country to developed countries, all with stringent safety standards. Their maintenance procedures would have been maintained properly since losing certification or developing an unsafe rep would absolutely...

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by 7673mech
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55336

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if th...

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by 7673mech
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 10245

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Do the locals really have that much influence over tourist development in Maui?


Shouldn't they?
It's their island.

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by 7673mech
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37897

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Spain, Italy or Marseille France? All unsafe for diversion if you didn't want to land in Africa?
As a former flight mechanic, current HMV rep who flies up front a lot, I'm with the professionals here.

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by 7673mech
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20956

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Seems like Delta's good for at least one of these a year on its Pacific 767 fleet. Can't imagine how much it costs them to fix and repo the airframes and people but it must be less than shelling out for new airframes. Hard to believe, especially with escalating fuel prices. Built in 2001. But it's ...

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by 7673mech
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 75754

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/jetblue-founder-david-neeleman-on-new-airline Very lengthy article about this new venture I very much enjoyed that read. It sounds like a plan for 3 or 4 classes of service. (ULCC, Y, domestic first, lie-flat). How are they going to reconfigure seasonally? It sounds...

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