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by e38
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA1466 on June 20
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: AA1466 on June 20

are there any rules in place for how often a gate agent needs to update the waiting room? Likewise a pilot or cabin crew member updating an idling plane full of people? It was so haphazard... genuinely curious if there are any regulations here. jfkdreamliner, I cannot speak for how often a gate age...

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by e38
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Usage
Replies: 15
Views: 1582

Re: APU Usage

I notice airlines often leave APUs on even when they are hooked up to ground power and ACs and such (or so it seems) Why do they do this and not shut everything down? Wouldn't it reduce noise/wear and tear etc. by doing so? SaschaYHZ, what Shamrock137 stated in Reply # 2 exactly. Your question spea...

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by e38
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1427

Re: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?

Kayro (Topic author) Reference your question below: And do pilots rotate at 2,5km or are they already airborne at 50 feet or something? I'm not sure I quite understand what you are asking, but pilots do not rotate at a specific distance down the runway. Instead, rotation is initiated at Vr. As you k...

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by e38
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night

this is for awareness of the outside situation, and so that pax eyes get used to light levels in case there is an emergency. I’m not sure I understand the logic here. How is it that keeping the cabin lights illuminated at night during takeoff and landing helps passengers adjust their eyes to light ...

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by e38
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 38
Views: 4760

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

is that entire NW Hold Pad complex treated as the beginning of the runway and the full length regardless of which taxi lane you have lined up on and enter 18L at? adipasqu, no, at my operator, the three entry points to Runway 18L are calculated using different lengths. As a result, company policy i...

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by e38
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night

I have noticed that several Asian carriers when landing or taking off have the cabin lights on and all the window shaded open when landing and taking off. What is the purpose and logic of doing this? FlyingJhawk, at the company at which I work, in the United States, there is not a requirement to op...

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by e38
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 38
Views: 4760

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

does the pilot have to change anything in the FMS, recalculate performance numbers, etc., I realize that some intersections will only reduce the amount of runway available for departure by a small amount and won't effect most departures at all. adipasqu, at my company, the takeoff data calculation ...

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by e38
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 38
Views: 4760

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

The purpose is to sequence departures over different fixes in order to enhance in-trail separation and improve departure flow. (from a passenger's perspective, there seems to be no real prioritization) and are there any other airports that regularly use a multi-line approach for takeoff? That's beca...

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by e38
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPA for the Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: GPA for the Airlines

ctidler, your GPA is fine. Although GPA is important, airlines are more interested in your hours, flight experience, leadership potential, personality—ability to work with others—and work ethic. They will rely heavily on recommendations from supervisors and/or managers for the latter two items. Also...

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by e38
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL almost had a people mover
Replies: 25
Views: 4821

Re: STL almost had a people mover

Quoting TWA302 (Reply # 17), “D was built in 1985”

As I recall, in their marketing and advertising campaign, Ozark referred to the new D concourse as the “Ozark Airplex.”

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by e38
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 3970

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

Is it possible to "pre-motor" the engines as you prepare for pushback, or does motoring need to be done immediately before the start sequence? Doc, theoretically, it is possible. However, to initiate rotation on the engine(s) while still parked at the gate--prior to pushback--can introduc...

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by e38
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3223

Re: Round the world airlines

TW in the early 70s flew on a 707 BOS/CDG/FCO/TLV/BOM/BKK/HKG/GUM/HNL/LAX/SFO/BOS FCOTSTW, while I agree that TWA offered "round-the-world" service, I could not find a continuous flight number that circumvented the globe. I have no doubt the aircraft continued on a round the world routing...

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by e38
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air US
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Air US

deleted. Duplicate post in error.

e38

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by e38
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air US
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Air US

Just as a suggestion, try going to the website: http://www.departedwings.com Enter the site by clicking on the photo of the PSA MD-80 on climb out, then further click on the link labeled, “The Airlines.” Once there, you will find a link to Air US. While it is not totally comprehensive, it may answer...

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by e38
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF

LHRBFSTrident wrote:
vfw614 wrote:

was the F100 code simply; 100?


LHRBFSTrident, you are correct. The IATA identifier for Fokker 100 is "100."

IATA / ICAO:

Fokker F50: F50 / F50

Fokker 100: 100 / F100

e38

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by e38
Mon May 31, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?

”If the pilots are not on duty but five or six hours passes (time from when they woke up doesn’t change) are they still legal for the normal hours? To be clear, they flew us to DFW but for all I know were scheduled for some other flights that day. I saw AA50 from DFW to LHR this evening made it as ...

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by e38
Mon May 31, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear
Replies: 41
Views: 5022

Re: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear

The Tu-104s have a drag parachute for short runways. Perhaps the taller landing gear is needed to keep the parachute off the ground. SELMER40, some of the variants of the Sud-Aviation Caravelle—I think it was the III and VI-N series—were equipped with drag chutes and the Caravelle did not have part...

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by e38
Sat May 29, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Aircraft codes FKF and FJF

I have come across the aircraft codes "FKF" and "FJF" in some French timetables from the 1980s. These are, to the best of my knowledge, neither official (current) IATA nor ICAO codes vfw614, many years ago when airlines published their own timetables, they were not bound by eith...

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by e38
Thu May 27, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2212

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

I just watched AAL9788 take off from DFW for TUL. I have to believe this is a ferry flight for maintenance. I have always had an interest in the logistics of how airlines get crews to where they are needed. And how they accommodate them between times. In this case the departing flight is at 23:00 s...

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by e38
Fri May 21, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise
Replies: 15
Views: 2682

Re: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise

VMCA787 wrote:
The net result is a more comfortable ride for the pax.


and it also reduces stress on the aircraft structure.

e38

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by e38
Tue May 18, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Inflight start on Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: APU Inflight start on Battery

APU installed on the A320 has a FL restriction of FL250 when only starting with batteries. However normally if TRU assisted then it can be started upto service ceiling. What is the reason behind this? The issue is the decrease in air density as altitude increases. The APU is a gas turbine engine wh...

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by e38
Wed May 12, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments

I remember reading and seeing pictures that OA had its own terminal, however what did the other airlines use? I also seem to remember that TW had its own equipment and personnel there SXDFC, I can only provide you with one recollection of the old Athens Airport--Hellinikon--from the mid 1970s. I wa...

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by e38
Tue May 11, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

What GalaxyFlyer said exactly. I assume the pilot is requesting the departure runway and can request the 01's or the 28's under normal circumstances as they see fit operationally. Wouldn't the tower prefer usage of the 01's for most aircraft departures to avoid spacing issues for the landings on the...

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by e38
Mon May 10, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?

The first flight from MIA to MCO departs 6:54am and arrives at MCO at a “scheduled” time of 8:07am (Flight 2537). Sdmccray1984, What date are you looking at? Based on OAG data for the remainder of this month, the first flight from Miami to Orlando is AA 1712 departing MIA at 0835 and arriving MCO a...

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by e38
Mon May 10, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating

is there any common type rating between the 77L/77W and the 77X? Yes, for operation under Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction, the reference is FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 5, Chapter 2, Section 19, effective 17 December 2020. You can quick link to this at: https://registry.faa.gov click on Ai...

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by e38
Mon May 03, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: RJ to DTW/YUL
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: RJ to DTW/YUL

Curious about the RJ flight to DTW and YUL. Does the plane overnight at DTW or YUL? twolz2run, as johns624 stated above, it normally doesn't overnight at either Montreal or Detroit, flying a same-day turn back to Amman. The normal schedule is arrive DTW at 1745 and return to AMM at 2015 the same da...

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by e38
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driving record impact on pilot background check
Replies: 13
Views: 2571

Re: Driving record impact on pilot background check

studentpilot009, I agree with the advice submitted above by zeke (Reply #13).

At this point I think consulting with an aviation attorney is your best course of action.

e38

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by e38
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 285
Views: 44805

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

What was the last flight out of Gate 35X on April 19?

e38

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by e38
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NWDc10-30 cabin layout/colors
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

Re: NWDc10-30 cabin layout/colors

Nwdc1030, it is possible you may get better response to your question if your topic is moved to "Aviation Hobby" or "Aviation Photography."

e38

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by e38
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driving record impact on pilot background check
Replies: 13
Views: 2571

Re: Driving record impact on pilot background check

I came across multiple articles while researching pilot hiring that, having a less than perfect driving record is damaging to your career. studentpilot009, the information provided to you by Web500sjc above is excellent. In most cases, the driving issues you described should have little to no impac...

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by e38
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Allegiant
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Question Regarding Allegiant

phxpilot wrote:
I hope that answers some of your questions.


phxpilot, Yes, this is perfect, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions. Very interesting.

e38

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by e38
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 4008

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Are employee parking lots generally free or do they attract hefty costs for employees? Is there are general rule? vfw614, I think this has already been addressed satisfactorily, but in the United States, it is generally up to the airport authority, or whatever entity manages airport operations. I d...

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by e38
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3605

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

In the training environment, we refer to this as "misjudging the flare," and while it is common for this to happen to pilots who have not previously flown the aircraft, it occasionally happens to experienced pilots as well, although perhaps not quite to the extent as shown in the video. As...

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by e38
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 47
Views: 7166

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

Hello...forgive me my sincerity, but having in mind that Airliners.net is a worldwide forum do you mind to put HRL in "plain words" at least once please...Many thanks in advance :) AngelsDecay, I understand. It can be frustrating when folks assume everyone is familiar with certain airport...

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by e38
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 3459

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

why would they have try to shut off the wipers before even taking the runway? And had they not discovered they couldn't shut them off once airborne, would that have required a return? When operating, the windshield wipers on the A320 series aircraft tend to be very noisy; sometimes it can be quite ...

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by e38
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2300

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
we used “reject” in the USAF, at least, in AMC


"Abort" is standard terminology in the USAF AMC KC-135 fleet.

e38

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by e38
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Allegiant
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Question Regarding Allegiant

phxpilot, there was a thread in the Tech/Ops forum a few weeks ago stating Allegiant crews do not have overnight layovers away from base. Is that correct? All your trips are one day out-and-backs (turns) that begin and end at your crew base? Does that also mean most trips start early and end later i...

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by e38
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2905

Re: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?

I remember some flights where we reduced thrust right after LVR CLB flashes and aircraft was losing speed suddenly and was commanding an instant nose down, which causes a slight uncomfort for passenger. I remember one captain who recommended setting THR Reduction/Acceleration as 1200/1000. kemala, ...

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by e38
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2905

Re: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?

kemala, at the company at which I work, in the United States, NADP2 is the standard procedure. The only time we use NADP1 profile is when specifically instructed to do so by company directive. The information below is applicable to the Airbus A-320 series. During preflight, the PF inputs thrust redu...

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by e38
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: modern maintenance and lawyers
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: modern maintenance and lawyers

MattBizZ wrote:

do EEC/FADEC directly send engine datas to plane or engine builders ?


Engine data is sent to the operator; normally directly to maintenance control, not to the engine or aircraft manufacturer.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight
Replies: 21
Views: 2746

Re: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight

VSMUT and Woodreau, very interesting crew basing processes.

Thank you both for sharing.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 2060

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

UA did not merge with PA.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight
Replies: 21
Views: 2746

Re: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight

Woodreau wrote:
You couldn’t move to the base and live there because next month would come and everyone would be moved to another base.


every month?

e38

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by e38
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight
Replies: 21
Views: 2746

Re: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight

I’d rather be home everyday than spend time away in hotels . . .Day trips all day every day... Not for me; I do not like day trips! (well, once in a while is ok). In my case, it is about a 45 - 60 minute drive to the airport from my home, and I don't want to do that frequently. (Yes, I know, many p...

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by e38
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 5068

Re: Why not wider runways?

acecrackshot wrote:

For non-US airports to which I operate, I'm far more concerned generally speaking with poorly maintained surfaces . . .


and at some U. S. airports, as well!

Chicago–O’Hare; Detroit come to mind . . .

e38

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by e38
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 5068

Re: Why not wider runways?

But even a few feet one way or the other might be the difference of an aircraft unintentionally leaving the concrete. It’s called “optimization.” So, canyonblue17, what width of runway would you recommend as being the minimum width or standard width for safe aircraft operations? For many airports, ...

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by e38
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerobatics and Acrobatics
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Aerobatics and Acrobatics

When I went through U.S. Air Force flight training, the “contact” curriculum had considerable emphasis on maneuvers such as loops, aileron rolls, barrel rolls, Immelmanns, etc., and they were always referred to as “acro” maneuvers, from “acrobatic.” I never really gave it a second thought. I don’t e...

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by e38
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are engines on planes changed so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 3699

Re: Why are engines on planes changed so often?

So many times you will hear of an aircraft who is operating with leased engines, or have had multiple engine changes. Why is this? It doesn't seem like a plane is very old when engines start getting swapped out either. TriL1011Star, engine leasing is very common these days, both for large airlines ...

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