For fleet simplification would it make sense to retire all of the IAE powered A319s and CFM powered A320s so that the A319s are all CFM, A320s are all IAE, and the only fleet with mixed engines would be the A321 (although most of the CFM A321s are older and could be retired as well)? Wouldn't make ...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] Looks like WN asked their union for concessions.............. How about a 100% pay cut for that pig Gary Kelly for starters. That would be a refreshing change. And there's the rub, the upper floor with no skin in the game. Yes, stock buybacks in good times can be the norm. This t...Jump to post
Could the Air Force be brought in to be temporary staff to handle flights at a very reduced capacity? FAA controllers are the ones that control the military planes after they leave the base. Not always the case. Depends on the airspace and serving agency, same as military controllers provide servic...Jump to post
The Regional carriers are going to need to find a new business model going forward. Yeah. Like operating under their OWN colors and running a business instead of a taxi service. That^^^^^^. Transparency for the customer as well. It worked well in the past. You knew you had gotten off of Delta, Unit...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Airlines used to replace planes much more quickly. Look at how quickly planes like the D-6, DC-7, 707, 720, DC-8, DC-9-10/15/20 were replaced. Most were less than ten years old. .....
It's February already. With summer flying on the horizon, 321neos delayed, A220-300 delivery rates unproven, MD-88s going away, and MAXs grounded, they're not going to start a 738 refurb program this year, IMHO.
kanban wrote:carbon offset fees do not reduce carbon emissions, they only ease the guilt by paying a small free of appeasement. if the trend continues to all airlines, there will be this huge fund of goodness and no change to carbon production.
Nah, aside from the Runway and the taxiway cum runway being so close together, that’s such a congested Airspace, theres no space for near simultaneous realistic go around procedures, I just can’t see the CAA signing off on anything. No space for simultaneous go-arounds? As to LHR, disagree. A 15 de...Jump to post
Quick way to lose an airframe and crew. Something so basic to the cargo industry can't be adapted. SMH.Jump to post
PAE is stuck between the NW and NE arrival routes into SEA, adding the short distance straight South into SEA airspace, it requires considerable ATC coordination prior to releasing.Jump to post
flee wrote:It had to come, I guess - after so many issues with the PW engines on various aircraft, it was only a matter of time .........
I loved the terminal. Air Traffic wise it worked mostly well if weather allowed for visual approaches. In IFR condidtions, the arrival rate was cut in over half. I worked many hours of holding as a controller feeding Stapleton.Jump to post
......Worth noting, if pay in this great state equaled inflation I imagine they would have a much easier time finding people. That, and Colorado has been falling behind on infrastructure in general for several years now. Their idea of road improvement is to build an "Express Toll" lane, w...Jump to post
Southwest will operate hundreds of MAXs for decades to come. Yes, some of them will be MAX 10s. Runway constraints in BUR/MDW/SNA aren't disqualifying when thousands of WN flights a day don't use those airports. Plenty of WN airport pairs have very elastic demand to fill the extra ~40 seats: NYC/BO...Jump to post
1989worstyear wrote:B737Driver wrote:AA order details - 50 XLRs, 30 A321Neos converted to XLR, and 20 Neo options exercised to XLRs with delivery in 2025.
Will be used primarily on Europe and South America routes.
Do you know when the conversions are being delivered?
......the US can (and will) retaliate and make Airbus recertify the A320NEO and A330NEO from scratch... El Toro poo poo. This isn't the kindergarten sandbox. Have you not noticed that Airbus is building airplanes in the US, and are about to begin building a second series of aircraft here? Why would...Jump to post
phatfarmlines wrote:thevery wrote:All evacuated, 6 injured.
That's amazing given the entire of the exterior was engulfed in flames.
We all know the MDs and 717s are loud as crap when sitting in between the two engines, but is it just me, or isn't it super quiet towards the front? I've always thought of them as a quiet ride as long as you're near the front. Maybe I'm just imagining it, but I always thought of a 737 as louder tha...Jump to post
Alaska Airlines ....... the A350 would be a prime candidate for that. It could make it easy to get into long haul flying since the partial commonality with the A320 series. Alaska has no market yet for an A350 class airplane. To build up a market and routes that could support an A350 would require ...Jump to post
Same place they are today, with a different fleet makeup.Jump to post
[quote="djm18" ] Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. [/quote] Once upon a time they (pilots) were told the same about CVRs, now they're all over YouTube and other sources. So much for the assurances of "...Jump to post
Another A321 to MLB for Wifi upgrade. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9610/history/20190321/1400Z/KCLT/KMLB I don't understand why they wouldn't put a hold on Wifi upgrades and send these planes to MIA to cover all the cancellations happening due to the MAX grounding and 14 Oasis planes out ...Jump to post
Personally I think Boeing has made a few key mistakes- 1 - shutting down the 757 prematurely 2 - not getting a jump on a fresh design replacement for the 737. Had Boeing started this maybe 6 years ago, we’d have a 797 now instead of a 737 pushed to the max (haha) of its design abilities. Airlines c...Jump to post
DL717 wrote:Bigger question, why didn’t this issue reveal itself during cert flights? If it did, why wasn’t it addressed.
..........The airspeed is the speed of the aircraft relative to the air around it, which equals the speed the air travels over your wing. ......... Negative on airspeed equaling the speed of air over the wing. The air accelerates as it passes over the wing. That's how lift is created. Airspeed is t...Jump to post
There used to be a railroad running up the east side. EAL B727 performance manual had a weight limitation, if a train was passing. We’d get weights with or without “train on track”; not a small difference. If train on track, wait for train to pass. ...... I have a photo of where one hit the East en...Jump to post
The danger to those on the ground makes this idea untenable, and more. You might want to do a little reading on SAMsJump to post
The A220-100 has 838 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 6.98 cu. ft./pass seat. The A220-300 has 1116 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 7.97 cu. ft./pass seat. The 737-700 has 966 cu. ft cargo with 140 pass @ 32" 6.9 cu. ft./pass seat. the 737-7 Max has 1146 cu. ft with 152 pass @ 32" 7.53 c...Jump to post
Bricktop wrote:Will they have an issue when the MAX7 arrives, similar to the problem with MAX8. They had to get rid of the 733s before the MAX entered into service. Or are the MAX7 and 8 similar enough that the FAA isn't concerned?
Dalmd88 wrote:..... and I would bet 717 retirements will quickly follow.
AA is what it's going to be for a long time to come. The culture has to change, and the opportunity to do that during the merger process was squandered. The needed culture change will take time as the old flushes out and new that can promote the change filter in. DP didn't cause this. He is but one ...Jump to post