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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirc Fans/ engine start
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Recirc Fans/ engine start

Some aircraft don't even have recirc fans.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 39
Views: 5974

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Word has it that they've actually been very reliable, particularly for a new type EIS. The first year was a little rough, but the second year went much better, and remember- this is a NEW plane, not just a stretch of a 1980's design that is long since got the bugs worked out. That said, an INOP APU...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5575

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

I would be curious to know if the other US3 are seeing an increase in applications or an increase in the size of their hiring pool since Southwest is not taking any new pilots right now. Do we think that this will impact the regional carriers flow/exit rates? Well, UA and AA will have an issue to a...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13040

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

MIflyer12 wrote:
AlexBrewster03 wrote:
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.


What's wrong with DL 717s? Would you rather be on a SkyWest CR9?


Considering Skywest isn’t the largest CR9 carrier at DL, you’re more likely to be on a Endeavor CR9 than Skywest.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4719

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Last guy I flew with would wait until well past TOD then yank the speedbrake lever as hard as he could and plummet the airplane at 3000fpm to make the restrictions. In his case, yes, poor planning / not giving a turkey. That said, some places will always slam dunk you, so you need the speedbrakes. ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

SEA-FAI. Just goes to show how the 221 is going to free up E75 flying. That an optimistic way of looking at it. Compass's contract is up June 2020 and there has been no talk of an extension. So free up, or just take...take your guess The contract might be up, but the planes certainly won't leave De...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

SEA-FAI. Just goes to show how the 221 is going to free up E75 flying. That an optimistic way of looking at it. Compass's contract is up June 2020 and there has been no talk of an extension. So free up, or just take...take your guess[/quote] The contract might be up, but the planes certainly won't ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

I'd rather have this plane ... yes it will burn more fuel, but that fuel is much cheaper than what the TEO540'S use https://www.evektor.cz/en/ev-55-outback According to each manufacturer (Fuel Cost based on prices per AirNav website as of today, KFFC Airport which seems to be in the average price n...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 89535

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

How many years until the 767’s are retired from Delta’s fleet? Thoughts. Would that hurt midsized markets like IND, and others when the 767 is retired? Replacement? 757? IND-CDG? Asking, I know nothing about how far a particular plane can go. . . pax load, cargo load.. Probably close to a decade be...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3491

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Some observations: -American has roughly 34% more regional aircraft than Delta. [...] Some questions -Does having more regional partners help or hurt an operation? -Does anyone know what United and American's future plans are for their substantial fleets of E140/145s? First of all I must say you’ve...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't know the answers to any of your questions, but I'm a big fan of the aircraft vs CR2s at least. They may be smaller (narrower), but they are more comfortable and the large windows are great IMO. In no way is a 145 a more comfortable airplane. The overhead bins are even more worthless than th...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9566

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Dominion301 wrote:
Pretty significant milestone. Harbour Air's gas to electric converstion and now this, the launch of a commercial electric aircraft.


My hunch is Cape Air will only use these frames on very shorts flights, like the Hyannis to Nantucket flights.

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26433

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Embraer announced order with United Express for 20 E175s with 19 options. https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1140575800430866432 Cheers! United is maxed out in 175s at the moment. Not sure how these will work with scope. Maybe there’s another order coming that will unlock the additional 175s. They...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8528

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

DL717 wrote:
Scope will change and the 175E2 will see service. Mainline can’t serve the smaller markets effectively. There is no alternative for this market. Who the hell knows when the “SpaceJet” will fly.


Scope will only change if forced in bankruptcy. Pilots will not sell regional scope, period.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19757

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

I am very curious how this played out. Knowng the internal workings of large airlines, it all seems so unlikely, yet ... it DID happen. Namely, in OKC, you have 41 passengers (among others) inconvenienced by a cancellation. Of course, AA would look at all options and DL being one of the options wou...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19757

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Boof02671 wrote:
It wasn’t AA it was Republic.

Then it wasn’t Delta who did the charter it was Endeavor.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11785

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Leap Seconds? That makes no sense to me. I'm thinking that is the wrong terminology. Some basics: GPS Almanac - Basically a set of information that allows a receiver to know where the gps satellites are without waiting to download that information from the signals the satellites broadcast. Speeds u...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11785

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Here’s an explanation, from Rockwell Collins that I’ve seen floating around the internet. Not every CRJ is effected, but a large majority seem to be. Obviously planes not yet retrofitted with ADS-B aren’t effected l. On June 9, 2019, Collins Aerospace received reports that certain GPS and GLU models...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11785

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Can’t say for the CRJ, but the same system in a Challenger just reverted to DME-DME for RNAV which I would guess should work over the US for enroute and some terminal navigation. But, obviously, it’s more complicated than that. BTW, I’ve flown with newbies who I wonder could fly VOR navigation. It’...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7377

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

I’ll see that one to believe it... forward thinking and cost effective thinking are like oil and water for airlines/ air operators. We had looked arranging for Mogas for our tecnams but the cost was too great. I think the best choice is to avoid the Tecnams all together, not just because of fuel ty...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I didn't know that there were two Project Propel's One by Delta dealing with Pilot hiring and the one by the local business communities of SBN and GRR to get businesses to commit to fly locally. That Project Propel has been a success for both of the airports. GRR will fly over a million passengers ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I didn't know that there were two Project Propel's One by Delta dealing with Pilot hiring and the one by the local business communities of SBN and GRR to get businesses to commit to fly locally. That Project Propel has been a success for both of the airports. GRR will fly over a million passengers ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19287

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

[ A 2 hour extension under FAR 117 has to be agreed to by the flight crew, they cannot be forced to do so The actual FAA words are “For augmented and unaugmented operations, if unforeseen operational circumstances arise prior to takeoff: The pilot in command and the certificate holder may extend th...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19287

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Boof02671 wrote:
FAA rules state for a two pilot crew max duty times are 13 to 19 hours.


No, they state that max FLIGHT duty periods are 13 to 19 hours.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19287

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

I never objected to your point of a crew being able to extend. My apples and oranges statement refers to the fact that if you were operating a four-leg domestic day within the US, you do not have a rest period in the middle of the day. You can do split duties under FAA rules. You cannot compare a s...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

DL has an open RFP at SBN for a SBN-JFK flight. I can see when DL get's enough of the A220's in service it would free up some of the CRJ7's and 9's where they can finally offer the flight. With Project Propel working and enplanements up 27% this is a future possibility. Propel is a joke. Delta has ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

LGA-MCI, MKE, STL, BNA, IND, RDU are probably next in line. Secondary might be LGA-MSN, OMA, RSW, JAX, EYW, and MAYBE DSM? From SLC I can see the 220 going on SLC-BUR and LGB. I don't see those being that important to add, other than RDU, and maybe STL and BNA. LGA-MCI/IND/MKE/e.t.c have weak compe...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Imho i think it's easy to figure out where it's going by concentrating on the NYC, slc, sea routes that have jumbo RJs on them. Look at west coast routes with 717s. Start and stay there. Out of Atlanta we need upgauging not down. Dtw and msp will get the displaced 717 flying. LGA-MCI, MKE, STL, BNA...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I work at MKE for Delta and a few months ago we got 220 parking marking painted at the delta gates so maybe a MKE 220 route is possible in the future. I wouldn't read too much into the parking markings. I think they are adding them to every station that could possibly see a A220, even as a diversio...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri May 31, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10770

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

Were that to be true, Delta wouldn't have ordered 25 175SCs flown by SkyWest primarily in LGA to replace 700s those would also have been 900s. Or they'd just have kept the 700s. Those 700s are either in AA paint, or sitting in Tucson. They cannot be replaced with 76 seat aircraft by scope. But the ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri May 31, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10770

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

How about this for a radical answer: BBD or a clever successor should hold onto the program and then REWING and SHORTEN the 900s to create more 700s Shocked? Here's the business case: In the US, scope is pretty well a done deal and will hold, at 76 seats max. And in that market, while the 900 may b...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19793

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

This is an option but it's also a major challenge considering that the doors and galleys would need to be moved aft. It might be easier to just stretch the fuselage. I think that there is another option and it's to slim down the seats slightly more, while designing the bulkhead between First and Ec...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun May 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19793

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

While it's possible the refreshed MRJ70 might include a CFRP wing, it appears the engineering focus is on increasing the number of seats within the aircraft's current dimensions. Here's the pertinent quote from a FlightGlobal article (May 22, 2018): In a future regional market without scope clause ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon May 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7441

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

lavalampluva wrote:
MSP-RST


ATL-CSG is in the same boat of short flights on Delta. JFK-PHL was at one point as well, before it ended last year

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6818

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Delta likes to hire very young pilots. Male or Female, when a low time, young pilot gets a job at any major while highly experienced older pilots can’t even get an interview, people scratch their heads and wonder why. The hiring at legacy airlines is flawed. It is confusing, inconsistent, and at mo...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun May 12, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6818

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Because if the story was about a father with multiple sons, you wouldn’t have heard it. But because it’s all females (who have an easier path to getting hired) it’s newsworthy Yep. People on the outside have no idea how socially engineered flight decks are these days. White males need 6x the experi...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6818

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

this is nothing new, we had it at United as well. The father as Captain, the Son as First officer and the Daughter as 2nd officer on Dad's last flight as a DC-10 Captain. We also had Mom and son flying a 767 was well, Equal opportunity!! When I hired on in the early NWA days we had an anti nepotism...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat May 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11847

Re: A220 question

I could see the A220 on the following routes: from CVG: upgauging regional jets on: BOS, LGA, DCA, ORD, DEN, IAH, SFO service resumption: STL, PBI, RSW, SAN, SNA, SJC, PDX, XNA from ATL: new service: FAI, GEG, BOI, EUG, RDM, IDA, GTF, HLN, BIL, LGB (hopefully soon!), LAN, AZO, MBS, ITH, ELM, SWF Do...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat May 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7169

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

I would anticipate to see most routes that are operated by Delta Connection to either be upgauged to mainline WS/DL, or moved to Encore Q400s, just like what happened in Mexico. Shortly after the AM/DL JV most of the Delta Connection flying to Mexico was converted to Aeromexico Connect, as the forei...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri May 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

A little news out of SBN in regard to AA. The AA flights into SBN are no longer flow thru's. The DFW flights are operated by Skywest and the CLT flights are operated by PSA. I think this was done to improve the reliability of the CLT flights. Also CLT flights should get better as AA gets more gates...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue May 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11540

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Wow that wreckage picture is startling. To imagine an airplane all the way up at FL400 or higher to land pancaked with what appears to be little to no forward motion. Almost kind of reminds me how AF447 was said to have pancaked into the ocean. There was a CRJ-200 that crashed in northern Norway a ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun May 05, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Honestly surprised that DL hasn't deployed them to EYW yet. Could it make the return trip to ATL with a full load compared to the weight restricted 73G's? Unlikely to happen, as ATL is likely to be one of the last hubs to see the A220. I'd expect ATL-EYW to end up on a 175 sooner or later, rather t...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed May 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2527

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

I'm a guns person but I would never support the current nra. Political pandering and donations to politicians who repeal any sensible gun regulation do nothing but make America more unsafe and make guns people like me look like extreamists See, you're part of the problem too. By definition, any reg...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7676

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

For some reason those tiny engines fascinate me. JT8D, same as the MD80. Last of the old generation low-bypass engines still in widespread commercial service. Practically speaking, its closer to the DC9 than the MD80 engine. The MD80's used the 200 series JT8D, while the 737-200 and DC9 series did ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2527

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

What it comes down to is, true 2A supporters gave up on the NRA years ago for organizations that actually do support it, not ones (like the NRA) that do everything they can to give away rights.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

MIflyer12 wrote:
As of 12/31/18 SkyWest had 22 CR7s under contract to Delta.


Which will drop to 6 once all the CRJ900SC (70 seat 900) have been delivered

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

Probably the remainder of the CRJ550 fleet that United wants. Skywest could be getting 1 for 1 ERJ-175SC's as they provide United the additional 29 required frames to convert to CRJ550's. I am not sure they are all going to go to GoJet, I would imagine United will want to split with other carriers ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

[twoid][/twoid] GoJet (United) sounds plausible. Plausible. But wouldn’t OO want to fly the 550 themselves? Why give planes to your competition? Unless United is giving you a better long term contract. Because these are planes that would otherwise be parked and Skywest simply can’t staff another 30 ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

Probably the remainder of the CRJ550 fleet that United wants.

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