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by nws2002
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 104
Views: 19412

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Question: Is there no idication / warning to the crew, when the load on the front landing gear becomes too light? Before it tips. Are there any load sensing devices in the front landing gear? The pilots might see a PSEU light, but sometimes that is too late. I've been able to get some information o...

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by nws2002
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida - Aviation Effects
Replies: 70
Views: 14543

Re: Hurricane Ida - Aviation Effects

glideslope900 wrote:
Anyone want to bet what the chances are of flights operating into MSY tomorrow?


I have a feeling it might be several days. Thursday or Friday seems more realistic. Staffing will be a big issue.

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by nws2002
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8801

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

The economics of belly cargo (used to) make for some interesting things going by air. I'm in Australia and at one point I was in a business importing solar panels. Thanks to the cheap belly rates, the premium to have those shipped by air in small amounts was not much more than going by sea, and a h...

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by nws2002
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FBO/General aviation terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 2366

Re: FBO/General aviation terminal

The US Marshals facility at the OKC airport has jet bridges. Not really an FBO but it is not a normal passenger terminal.

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by nws2002
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62493

Re: Spirit operational challenges

No offense taken.... I worked as a ramper for EAL in the early 80’s in ATL, MIA and BNA. Mostly 8 hour shifts with some 12 hour OT shifts. On an average of 8 hour shift a gate crew worked 4-5 flights at ATL and MIA.....2-3 at BNA. Yes BNA was a Sr city, I was there on vacation relief. Yes there is ...

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by nws2002
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who is employing Ground Personnel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Who is employing Ground Personnel?

I have to assume flight crews are similar in that I've seen Skywest FA's flying an Alaska trip then doing an AA trip. While it looks and seems efficient, things like company policies, operating procedures, and corporate branding are jeopardized. On another note, I'm under the impression WN staffs t...

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by nws2002
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who is employing Ground Personnel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Who is employing Ground Personnel?

Like most things, it depends. Every airline does it a little bit differently. Most of the ULCC will outsource everything possible and may not have anyone employed directly by the airline locally at outstations. Some airlines prefer to have a station manager and sometimes supervisors or leads as dire...

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by nws2002
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 186887

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

That, I feel, is gonna hurt them down the road (similar to defunct SX). As for the last part there, NK offers connections on certain routes. Why would it hurt them down the road?? Their entire business model is predicated on not having to offer connections - the fly wholly p2p routes that are attra...

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by nws2002
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4821

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

tu204 wrote:
Still, why not cool the plane before boarding pax?


Because if they needed an air start the APU likely wasn't working. As others have mentioned, ground air doesn't seem to work well to cool the 747 on a warm day.

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by nws2002
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5553

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

Who cares. She isn’t hurting anyone. People are probably saying these same things about “those dorks” watching airplanes and writing down tail numbers. Why blast her photo all of over the internet. That is kinda where I am with her too. She doesn't harm anyone and does her own thing respectfully. T...

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by nws2002
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carry on baggage selecting at gate
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Carry on baggage selecting at gate

Likely looking for the larger rolling bags that have trouble fitting at the end of boarding. You can usually find a space to stuff in a duffle bag or other soft bag, but a rolling bag takes up a set amount of space.

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by nws2002
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3924

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

SY has a cargo division that ships belly freight on their passenger aircraft. They do a lot of work with USPS too. As already mentioned they also fly 12 freighter aircraft for Amazon.

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by nws2002
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59835

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I know this is probably a long shot, but would G4 have any use potentially for A321's or even some A318's (if there's any available at this point)? The A321 could let them add more capacity on their busiest and/or profitable routes while the A318 could let them potentially tap into markets that are...

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by nws2002
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues
Replies: 50
Views: 10955

Re: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues

Chugach wrote:
alasizon wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
Who is growing handling AA? I assume Alaska.


It is a third party company.


Surprised it’s not AS doing the ground work for AA there. AS used to handle DL in FAI before the falling out.


Probably Omni (not the airline). I think they handle everyone there but AS.

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by nws2002
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?

You can use the StaffTraveler app and request loads on certain flights, but since you have no way to earn tokens, you'll have to purchase one for each flight. Also, not that helpful, but day of in certain airport (MDW, LAS, and I'm sure others) the gate signage will display the flight load as a perc...

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by nws2002
Fri May 28, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF

FKF=Fokker Friendship (F27)
FJF=Fokker Jet Fellowship (F28)

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by nws2002
Thu May 27, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 10615

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Wonder if this is affecting Amazon at all since they use the DHL sort facilities in CVG during the day as well?

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by nws2002
Fri May 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15537

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

Boeing757100 wrote:
How expensive would maintenance be on this design again?

Very expensive from all the ground damage I imagine. Three wings, with split winglets. I guess ground safety guys will be busy too.

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by nws2002
Wed May 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Sun Country reconfigured their 737-700?
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Has Sun Country reconfigured their 737-700?

The VIP 800 started flying with the new configuration in August 2020. If you look, it is flying LAX-KOA, so I assume they needed one of the ETOPS aircraft. The 700 I'm pretty sure they are stuck with due to something in the lease, but I could be wrong. I'm not sure when they reconfigured though. It ...

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by nws2002
Wed May 12, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Sun Country reconfigured their 737-700?
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Has Sun Country reconfigured their 737-700?

Yes, the lone 700 (N713SY) is in an all-Y layout. One of the 800's is now the VIP aircraft used for charters with all first-class seating.

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by nws2002
Mon May 10, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 186887

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I think a new facility would be needed. IIRC the old building needed to be upgraded for security after 9/11...Continental opted out. I would love to see them at EFD...SGR would be an interesting option too...its runway is 8,000ft I think SGR would be the best bet in Houston outside of IAH and HOU. ...

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by nws2002
Fri May 07, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 248
Views: 43602

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

In response to people saying MIA, ATL, RDU: With only 6 planes in their fleet and leaving out of HVN? I don’t see it happening for a while. HVN is not big enough to get regular service to MIA, RDU, and ATL. I guess Avelo is not around long enough for me to get an idea of what they will do. It feels...

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by nws2002
Wed May 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59835

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

On the Allegiant route map, they have blue dots and bigger yellow dots. It seems to me this is an indication of “focus cities” rather than normal destinations? That being said, with Portland being a new city, it seems interesting to me that they have the “yellow dot” without really knowing how any ...

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by nws2002
Wed May 05, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse
Replies: 147
Views: 36934

Re: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse

Are there plans to shut down the old TBIT bus gate operation in the near term now that Phase I of the MSC is open and traffic (especially international traffic) is down for a while? No, they may right size it but the thought was to keep it for contingency reasons and operation needs as they come up...

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by nws2002
Mon May 03, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse
Replies: 147
Views: 36934

Re: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse

Did the MSC open yesterday? Someone on YouTube has a video of a water cannon salute for a Vivaerobus flight that then pulls up to a gate at the MSC. https://youtu.be/UgtcDjwugFw MSC is “officially” open. Viva Aerobus was the first inaugural departure to leave out of the new “West Gates” of Tom Brad...

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by nws2002
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1023
Views: 148616

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

I think KHUB vs KCVG is in prep for the move to their own facility at CVG. I'm assuming there will be some overlap and they'll need a way to differentiate between the DHL and their own facility.

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by nws2002
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1023
Views: 148616

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

There were rumors of Amazon opening TOL so that must confirm it! Interesting...maybe to help service Detroit? I also heard that SCX is going to be doing a PDX-FAI (Fairbanks, AK) route. I’ll be interested to see if that comes true. SCX did a LAL-TOL tonight..Another new route?? Here's an interestin...

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by nws2002
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2572

Re: Door Latch Question

I work for an airline that only has 737s and this happens occasionally. Like others have said, the door is closed and latched. There is no danger of it opening. Either the gate agent failed to notice when the door was closed or the spring that hold the handle in the recess is loose.

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by nws2002
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron announces end of production for King Air 90 & Citation Sovereign
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Textron announces end of production for King Air 90 & Citation Sovereign

Pardon my ignorance concerning the King Air range - does the C90 differ significantly from the 200/300? Wondering why they don't see fit to still produce it if someone is interested, given that the King Air line will stay in place. The 90 serires has a smaller cabin, different tail, different landi...

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by nws2002
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21882

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Question: Is there any oversight of the de-icing operation by the authorities in the US? As in, would the FAA issue standards and proceedures for the de-icing operation and check competences, or is it just a free-for-all? I was thinking of setting up in Nashville, I've heard there is a gap in the m...

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by nws2002
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21882

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

This is beyond gross negligence; this is almost criminal. Those agents could’ve killed everyone on the flight. Swallow your pride and say you can’t do it. Everyone from Trego Duran involved in making the decision to release the airplane like that should be behind bars. We haven’t had a fatal US mai...

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by nws2002
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59835

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

PSM and HVN seem more likely for those destinations in the northeast If G4 ever comes to HVN it'll be SFB and/or PIE. Long shots are PGD and MYR. The typical slam dunk New England-Florida lift. There's zero chance of LAS and LAX from HVN. Not off a 5,600 ft runway, in addition to the limited local ...

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by nws2002
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do ground vehicles in airports run on jet fuel or regular diesel?
Replies: 31
Views: 4034

Re: Do ground vehicles in airports run on jet fuel or regular diesel?

Horstroad wrote:
Besides all the technical issues there are legal issues. At least where I live, jet fuel is taxed differently to diesel or gasoline.


Pretty sure this is why they told us to stop fueling diesel GSE with jet fuel. Same as using the red farm fuel in trucks that are not just used around a farm.

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by nws2002
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Re: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?

I can't imagine there's much money to be made by a third party employing people with only three flights a week (Considering the investments in the people (training etc, benefits, etc...) along with the equipment.) For the really small stations, there's not and the training is usually pretty element...

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by nws2002
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3564

Re: Sun Country Network Thread 2021

April 2022??? Dang! I guess they're trying to capture as much revenue as they can by selling their schedules far in advance. It’s to help people use their credits and vouchers. A lot of feedback has been people aren’t ready to travel this year. Yup, SY has a lot of winter and spring break travelers...

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by nws2002
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Re: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?

Generally, their first choice is to place it out to a ground handler to bid. When I started working at G4 we only had two flights a week and that was the only contract the ground handler I worked for had at that airport. It worked out pretty well for most of us as a part time job of 8-10 hours per w...

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by nws2002
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY Apparent New Route Announcement Jan 25
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: SY Apparent New Route Announcement Jan 25

sunking737 wrote:
SY found that there was a need for a VIP congf for college charters, DOD and a few others. They took out all the Y class seats and replaced them with their old first class seats.


805SY is the currently configured VIP aircraft. 713SY is in an all Y configuration.

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by nws2002
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Capital Corporation MD-90s
Replies: 29
Views: 8360

Re: Boeing Capital Corporation MD-90s

I wonder if Boeing took them in to prevent them from being sold on to other operators. If none are in service, Boeing no longer has to support the aircraft and I assume can save some costs there, even if they had to pay Delta for them.

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by nws2002
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 4061

Re: Alaska Airlines limits Emotional Support Animals

Looks like G4 is also changing their policies. https://www.allegiantair.com/passengers-special-needs "Effective January 11, 2021, the Department of Transportation will no longer require air carriers accept the transport of Emotional Support Animals. Allegiant will no longer accept reservations ...

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by nws2002
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Blizzard Dec 23, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: MSP Blizzard Dec 23, 2020

Southwest canceled everything in/out for the remainder of the day. Sun Country plans to operate their schedule with delays trying to meter out of the gates for deicing and runway closures to avoid excessive taxi times. Frontier is planning to operate their flights.

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by nws2002
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF
Replies: 36
Views: 5249

Re: Upper Deck Boeing 747-400BCF

I was not aware of the fact that it is legal to carry non-crew members on a cargo plane, but of course you cannot carry livestock without grooms. Could carriers theoretically sell seats on those planes, given that they often go to rather exotic destinations that are difficult to reach nonstop (or a...

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by nws2002
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 Men’s College Basketball
Replies: 275
Views: 27622

Re: 2020 Men’s College Basketball

sunking737 wrote:
SY sent their VIP/Charter (80pax) N713SY 737-700 to MCI for HMV..Its back in service, Did a charter out east this weekend. Not sure if its NCAA or not CMH-EWR, back to MSP. Today it did a MSP-CMH-MSP


713SY is back in all Y config, I think it is 144 pax. One of the 800s is the all F aircraft now.

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by nws2002
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 236910

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

The unanswered question to me is, how many more cargo planes will SY take on?? They have added 12 in less then 6 mo. A year from now will be interesting.... All things considered, I would guess they'll happily take ALL 737's Amazon throws at them. With pax business what it is, and no real improveme...

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by nws2002
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger elevates altercation, involves DL Captain with no mask
Replies: 88
Views: 10887

Re: Passenger elevates altercation, involves DL Captain with no mask

The captain should have stayed on the flight deck. This is a customer service issue and the flight attendant and/or gate agent should have handled it.

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by nws2002
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights leaving before scheduled departure time?
Replies: 16
Views: 2923

Re: Flights leaving before scheduled departure time?

At the airline I work for, we can leave 10 minutes early as long as all checked-in passengers are boarded. If you are fully boarded and ready to go more than 10 minutes early then you need to call SOC and make sure the next station will be ready for an early arrival.

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by nws2002
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 35499

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

And this is why I think HA would probably be best-served by purchasing second-hand A319s & A320s with relatively few cycles. They won't get the same level of utilization, but that's OK if the capital cost of the fleet is low enough. Parts are plentiful worldwide and there will be support for de...

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by nws2002
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?
Replies: 29
Views: 5356

Re: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?

However, the MD-90 is on its own type cert. Actually, the MD-88 is also on its own type certificate. The MD-87 was the last under the DC-9 certificate. It is a bit different on the pilot side. DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, and 717 all share a common pilot certificate type rating of DC-9. Kinda like the Learj...

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by nws2002
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29688

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Can Orange County change its zoning that effectively forces an existing, legal operation out of business? That is an issue to be decided, probably in the courts, but neither I, nor any of the experts here get to decide that. JSX can try to take its case to the courts, but it's exceedingly likely to...

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by nws2002
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 14005

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

How much weight do airlines assume I weigh even they book new a seat? In the US: 190 lbs in the summer, 195 lbs in the winter. Those weights include your carry-on bags. These are based on Advisory Circular 120-27E. However, that is changing soon. with the release of the newest revision to Advisory ...

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