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by DAYflyer
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 3.
Replies: 400
Views: 23755

RE: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 3.

<i><b> U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt says he will demand justification for Friday's decision. In a written statement, Tiahrt said he wants "to see the numbers that justify a contract for American planes going to a foreign entity, when the merits clearly reside with Boeing. If this decision holds, it will be...

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by DAYflyer
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 3.
Replies: 400
Views: 23755

RE: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 3.

Sounds to me the political winds are a blowin fierce. There is sentiment expressed in the NY Times that the politicians are demanding to know why we awarded a tanker contract to a company we are fighting in the WTO over subsidies....

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by DAYflyer
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Get A "bone" From Usaf?
Replies: 106
Views: 9526

RE: Will Boeing Get A "bone" From Usaf?

Boeing already got a "bone" from the USAF Friday night with the tanker deal announcement.

I can almost gaurantee you that it was some sort of retribution for the lease scandle.

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by DAYflyer
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 2.
Replies: 327
Views: 22949

RE: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 2.

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by DAYflyer
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Fokker 100 Memories
Replies: 53
Views: 8839

RE: AA Fokker 100 Memories

100's were always the plane from <acronym title="Rochester - Greater Rochester International (Monroe County) (ROC / KROC), USA - New York">ROC</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> that I frequently flew in the late 70's to very early 90...

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by DAYflyer
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 747-8I Prototype
Replies: 34
Views: 15752

RE: The 747-8I Prototype

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by DAYflyer
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early Airbus Aircraft Get Rudder Checks
Replies: 5
Views: 3217

RE: Early Airbus Aircraft Get Rudder Checks

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by DAYflyer
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok Airways Dumps 717 - Favors A319s
Replies: 46
Views: 8882

RE: Bangkok Airways Dumps 717 - Favors A319s

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by DAYflyer
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Order 777s Instead Of 787s?
Replies: 79
Views: 14077

RE: DL To Order 777s Instead Of 787s?

The US legacy carriers are not going to be in a position to order the 787 for a while yet, primarily due to financials.

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by DAYflyer
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early Airbus Aircraft Get Rudder Checks
Replies: 5
Views: 3217

Early Airbus Aircraft Get Rudder Checks

Fair use: <i>The rudders of about 420 older Airbus jetliners are being subjected to repetitive ultrasonic and other enhanced inspections, the first time airlines and safety regulators have resorted to such recurring, high-tech procedures to determine the integrity of composite parts on airliners alr...

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by DAYflyer
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL - Why No BWI/BOS-West Coast?
Replies: 30
Views: 4114

RE: FL - Why No BWI/BOS-West Coast?

FL will do just fine in <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> with or without <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym>. As for the Transcons, they are better off creating more novel routes than those already overserved by o...

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by DAYflyer
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE
Replies: 35
Views: 11167

RE: BUF Bills Plane Stuck In Mud At CLE

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by DAYflyer
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...
Replies: 318
Views: 36226

RE: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...

This is indeed good news for the A-380 program. Boeing will have it's work cut out for them to try and match this level of seat mile costs with the 748.

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by DAYflyer
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad News For Ilyushin Il-96
Replies: 19
Views: 14589

RE: Bad News For Ilyushin Il-96

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by DAYflyer
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Prepares Large Order
Replies: 35
Views: 12628

RE: Ryanair Prepares Large Order

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by DAYflyer
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 December 11, 2007 Webcast Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17549

RE: Boeing 787 December 11, 2007 Webcast Thread

This webcast gives a confidence boost to the program IMO. No new or significant delays anticipated is good news indeed.

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by DAYflyer
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient Bar's On DC-10's & 747's
Replies: 30
Views: 6766

RE: Northwest Orient Bar's On DC-10's & 747's

I can remeber flying on the 747 with the bar. It was great!

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by DAYflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Decide On 737 Replacement By 2010
Replies: 141
Views: 18906

RE: Boeing To Decide On 737 Replacement By 2010

I do not understand how a CFRP 737 replacement can be more expensive to operate.

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by DAYflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8i/8F Order Thread.
Replies: 102
Views: 33224

RE: Boeing 747-8i/8F Order Thread.

Who are the next likely customers for the 8I since BA decided to order the A-380?

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by DAYflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran LAS Flights - How Are They Doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

RE: Airtran LAS Flights - How Are They Doing?

The one's to and from DAY are full from what I have been reading here locally. I do not know how they are doing $ wise.

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Qatar 77W (PIC), No Longer All-Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 21338

RE: First Qatar 77W (PIC), No Longer All-Airbus

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 757s Say Goodbye
Replies: 35
Views: 9690

RE: TWA 757s Say Goodbye

One beautiful aircraft in AA livery for sure. I wish her many happy flights until retirement.

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Update From Boeing's 3rd Quarter Earnings Call
Replies: 92
Views: 13177

RE: 787 Update From Boeing's 3rd Quarter Earnings Call

A damnable situation with those fastners and the software at Honeywell.

Did they get the Honeywell situation resolved yet? I wonder if Boeing could in fact produce thier own fastners to solve any potential problems.

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any New Cities On Air Tran's Horizon?
Replies: 78
Views: 6536

RE: Any New Cities On Air Tran's Horizon?

I hope that with the new <acronym title="Dayton - James M. Cox Dayton International (DAY / KDAY), USA - Ohio">DAY</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> route going daily, and the reduced airport fees here, they see more opportunities t...

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Officially Official: JetBlue Cuts CMH, BNA
Replies: 148
Views: 13172

RE: Officially Official: JetBlue Cuts CMH, BNA

I wonder if this represents a potential opportunity for FL to compete with Skybus??

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by DAYflyer
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Officially Official: JetBlue Cuts CMH, BNA
Replies: 148
Views: 13172

RE: Officially Official: JetBlue Cuts CMH, BNA

With Skybus now in the picture at <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>, this is no big shock to me. There isnt enough demand for the two to survive a <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acrony...

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by DAYflyer
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Still Not Happy With 787/350XWB
Replies: 47
Views: 13092

RE: EK Still Not Happy With 787/350XWB

Is it possible to even make <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> happy?? It's almost like they expect the entire aviation world to revolve around only them and their needs. When you bu something, you have the right to expect it to do what it is supposed to do, but really...e...

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by DAYflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City
Replies: 114
Views: 8673

RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

GSO is an interesting choice. I wonder if SKYBUS will use the TIMCO facilities for mx there??

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom
Replies: 25
Views: 13174

RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

WOW.

But seriously, the guy must have money to burn.

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A Forward Swept Wing Pax Plane Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Forward Sept Wing

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A Forward Swept Wing Pax Plane Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Is A Forward Swept Wing Pax Plane Possible?

I have seen renditions of forward swept wing fighters many times, but I wondered if the concept has ever been tried in a pax design, or if it is even practicle?

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Randy Discusses The WTO Launch Aid / Subsidy Case
Replies: 60
Views: 6679

RE: Randy Discusses The WTO Launch Aid / Subsidy Case

Oh crap, here we go.....  duck 

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer 787 Style Darkening Windows On A35
Replies: 53
Views: 12770

RE: Airbus To Offer 787 Style Darkening Windows On A35

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "How Boeing Blew The Dreamliner"
Replies: 62
Views: 22581

RE: "How Boeing Blew The Dreamliner"

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Needs More Power From GE Engine For EK Order
Replies: 88
Views: 17259

RE: 787 Needs More Power From GE Engine For EK Order

I think if he really wanted the 787 he could have worked with Boeing very closely on 787-10 specs and had it done by now.
EK will sign a large A350 order next month IMO. He's just spewing hot air for a better deal until then.

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Weekly Order Update For 10/16/07
Replies: 2
Views: 3677

RE: Boeing Weekly Order Update For 10/16/07

A nice addition to the order book for this week, no doubt.
How does the yearly total look vs Airbus?

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Cancels/defers A320 Orders
Replies: 14
Views: 4431

RE: Vueling Cancels/defers A320 Orders

Sounds like they are having a lot of trouble. <i>MADRID, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Spanish airline Vueling (VULG.MC: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday it has cancelled an order for 3 new Airbus (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) A320 aircraft and postponed delivery of six others to 2009 from 2008 ...

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh: Death Of An Airline Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 11154

RE: Pittsburgh: Death Of An Airline Hub

Im surprised <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> hasn't taken more advatage of the downsizing by US at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>. I know <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is there, but ...

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by DAYflyer
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Program Leadership Change
Replies: 39
Views: 7428

RE: 787 Program Leadership Change

Looks to me like they are moving Mike back to where his real business strengths lie.....

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by DAYflyer
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL Plans MKE Expansion
Replies: 85
Views: 7688

RE: FL Plans MKE Expansion

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suit Filed Vs. DL-girl Claims Molested On Flight
Replies: 58
Views: 8794

RE: Suit Filed Vs. DL-girl Claims Molested On Flight

What I want to know was why didnt the UM contact a member of the flight crew when they were still in the air? It would have been easy enough to detain him and the could have landed and had him removed from the flight and jailed.

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On 748 Delays From The Spies?
Replies: 59
Views: 11492

RE: Any News On 748 Delays From The Spies?

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two More Carriers Select GEnx For 787
Replies: 10
Views: 3504

RE: Two More Carriers Select GEnx For 787

Good news for GE. Where does this leave the competitive numbers vs Rolls? Anyone know how it stacks up?

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by DAYflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Big Announcement 10/12
Replies: 110
Views: 26711

RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Time will tell.

Perhaps they will announce new 737 orders to replace the mad dogs.

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This The Future Of Commercial Aviation?
Replies: 30
Views: 12933

RE: Is This The Future Of Commercial Aviation?

The V-22 Osprey has given birth??  Wow!

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW CR9 Problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 3089

RE: NW CR9 Problems?

Par for the course. DL has had nothing but problems with the 700's they run out of CVG. Lots of mx problems.

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by DAYflyer
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Announce 100 A350 And 20 747-8
Replies: 107
Views: 23269

RE: Emirates To Announce 100 A350 And 20 747-8

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Good news for <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>. I would think with the US pulldown at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> that this leaves a nice opportunity for <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> to make...

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Breaks 1000 Firm Orders In 2007.
Replies: 33
Views: 10209

RE: Airbus Breaks 1000 Firm Orders In 2007.

Congrats to Airbus. Looks like another tight race for the title of sales king this year, since Boeing also has several outstanding large orders.

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by DAYflyer
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Add 3 New Routes From CVG
Replies: 37
Views: 10174

RE: Delta To Add 3 New Routes From CVG

More CRJ or prop flights to/from <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> is NOT where <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> needs to focus it's attention on <acronym title="Covington / Cin...

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