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by F9Animal
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000
Replies: 110
Views: 13155

Re: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000

FLALEFTY wrote:
Delta has open orders for 20 more A350-900s. It is possible that those may be converted to the A350-1000 variants.


Based on the potential growth and Asia beginning to reopen, I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to just order them outright.

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 15299

Re: Deltas Old A320s

As with any older aircraft, things can break. Delta does a fine job of keeping their planes maintained. Delta isn't the only airline flying old A320's.

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8255

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

Punched the flight attendant in the back of the head! Scum of the earth! Makes my blood boil! It's time to arm flight attendants with tasers.

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

https://youtu.be/PatbuuW-x54
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Can anyone confirm if this is the plane? Sounds like they do some special work for people around the area. Thankful everyone is okay.

https://youtu.be/PatbuuW-x54

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Races Crash
Replies: 28
Views: 6600

Re: Reno Air Races Crash

These pilots do not wear G suits. It appears to be a G-LOC situation. The course design for the jets has a G limit of 5, but the accident pilot would have experienced higher G’s due to his maneuvering to stay on course etc. The fact the aircraft “flew itself” into the ground without any apparent at...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to announce new manufacturing complex
Replies: 27
Views: 5555

Re: De Havilland to announce new manufacturing complex

This is a dying company until and unless they can develop a new aircraft. I don't think this will end well. I don't think this is a win for Calgary given who is being attracted. Hope tax dollars didn't go to this. I would think they have plans to develop a new plane. I mean, it's the only logical r...

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes
Replies: 33
Views: 8220

Re: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes

If you read their announcement, their biggest headaches are internationally and the domestic ground business. "FedEx Express results were particularly impacted by macroeconomic weakness in Asia and service challenges in Europe, leading to a revenue shortfall in this segment of approximately $5...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1366
Views: 242932

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

QX Q400 N439QX ferried from PDX to VCV for retirement. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N439QX Thank you for the constant fleet updates! :D It appears the retirement of the Q400s is accelerating, right on schedule... I'm glad I got to experience flying onboard the Q from SEA to PDX. I wa...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1893
Views: 386860

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Last one I flew on the 1A call button was broken and wouldn't stop chiming mid flight. Thankfully it was a short flight because it got old quick. Same aircraft also had a wall panel that was hanging off and some wires were hanging off the seat in front of the emergency exit that I'm pretty sure sho...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 88
Views: 16969

Re: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023

Does anyone know how many PSA flight attendants were based in SFO in their prime? And Air Cal? Such a sad ending to this base, especially since AA had taken over both of those airlines. It's almost like AA bought these airlines just to dismantle them. TWA is another one. I am willing to bet most of ...

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by F9Animal
Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 132
Views: 32435

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Praying SAS is able to make it through this and emerge strong.

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 19030

Re: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

yyztpa2 wrote:
From FR24, notice the turn toward the right and VNT a few minutes before the plane started the spiral downward


I suspect the turn was likely caused when the plane exhausted all it's fuel. Likely one of the engines that stopped producing power caused the turn.

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mutiny Bay (near Seattle) DHC-3 Otter crash
Replies: 48
Views: 11781

Re: Mutiny Bay (near Seattle) DHC-3 Otter crash

Noshow wrote:
The FAA has the registration as turboprop powered. Just to be clear please: It was NOT converted to batteries and electric engine?


No, the aircraft was not converted to electric or batteries. 100% turboprop powered.

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man stole a plane 03SEP22 and threatened to crash it into a Walmart
Replies: 63
Views: 10435

Re: Man stole a plane this morning and is threatening to crash it into a Walmart

Just woke up to this and thought I was dreaming. Thank God he didn't hurt anyone, or himself. Anyone wanna bet the Air Force was close by, ready to take the plane out?

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1574
Views: 328793

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Looks like DL is ending SLC-ANC this month. This route seems to come and go year after year. My guess is DL would rather route most connecting traffic to ANC through its SEA hub. AS flew SLC-ANC Saturday only this summer. Maybe this will open the door for them to expand on this service. Pretty sure...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Pilots Physically Fight in the Cockpit
Replies: 66
Views: 16190

Re: Air France Pilots Physically Fight in the Cockpit

Its on BBC also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62712278 Its a pity they are only suspended. They should be fired and banned from every flying again along with massive fines. Its bad enough assaulting each other but with innocents - hundreds of them - sitting behind you in the tube entrusti...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates
Replies: 31
Views: 6102

Re: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates

Is it possible that Mesa is seeing a positive cash flow from it's Cargo operation, and is able to help subsidize the regional operation? I can imagine Mesa is poised to grow its cargo division. 4 DHL branded 737s flying cargo, versus 137 flying E175s and CRJ9s - unless they are flying the finest He...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates
Replies: 31
Views: 6102

Re: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates

Is it possible that Mesa is seeing a positive cash flow from it's Cargo operation, and is able to help subsidize the regional operation? I can imagine Mesa is poised to grow its cargo division.

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sterling Airways (United States) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 6892

Re: Wayne Heller's Sterling Airways Recieves Part 121 Cert, Approval to start Scheduled Ops.

Sterling FINALLY got FAA approval to begin Aleutian service using the Saab 2000. Chartered service will begin immediately, and an announcement on scheduled service and routes will be released this fall. (18 Aug) https://flyaleutian.com/2022/08/aleutian-airways-receives-faa-approval-to-begin-flying/...

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by F9Animal
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB-190 behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 31
Views: 6960

Re: EMB-190 behaviour in turbulence

Where were you flying from and to? I have flown the 190 about 20 times and always had pleasant experiences on the type. Flown in the 175 over 100 times and had similar experiences. Didn't notice anything like you described.

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13422

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

Does the demise of Aha (and parent Expressjet) open key opportunities for carriers such as Avelo (who could use expansion on the West Coast), or Breeze (who conceivably could expand here more organically, on their own) or Allegiant (who has a similar business model, and via partnering with hotels/d...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American
Replies: 122
Views: 20049

Re: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American

I noticed a few mentions that UA could backfill by having GoJet grow and fill in the gaps. But!! Where will they find the pilots to achieve this goal? Even Skywest is in a pinch to fill those missing cockpit seats. I am happy for Air Wisconsin! I was concerned about their business model after UA not...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 5078

Re: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller

I had to dispatch a Fairchild Metro in the mid 1990's by myself. The ground power was behind the #2 engine. My coworker had called out, so it wasn't abnormal to do it all on a flight. Signaled to the pilots to start their engines, and then the pilot gives me the disconnect signal and remove chalk s...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13422

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

Can anyone explain to me why UA chose Commutair over ExpressJet to be the sole E145 operator? UA(/CO) and ExpressJet were always so close, and ExpressJet always seemed like a more quality operation to me than Commutair. Cost, and more specifically pilots. ExpressJet was very senior compared to Comm...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 5078

Re: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller

I had to dispatch a Fairchild Metro in the mid 1990's by myself. The ground power was behind the #2 engine. My coworker had called out, so it wasn't abnormal to do it all on a flight. Signaled to the pilots to start their engines, and then the pilot gives me the disconnect signal and remove chalk si...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13422

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

Sad!!! Such a harsh time to get an airline flying too. They had alot going against them from the start. Fuel prices screamed suddenly, just as people were getting back on planes again. That alone has to be a hit in the guy of a new startup. Sadly, I think the timing was not ripe, and it was rushed I...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1393
Views: 282285

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Disagree to agree. Simple as that. Many times on this forum, the moderators state that facts need to be shown to backup factual claims, especially when Cobalt uses the word, “everyone”. This is clearly one of those in my opinion. I’ll wait patiently for Cobalt to share what info there is. I know a ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 160
Views: 27140

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

I would think the industry would go with the highest state requirements to maintain compliance across the US? I haven't taken the time to read California's rest rules, and I will admit I know very little about the rest requirements needed for crews at a Federal Level. But, as a CDL driver myself, I ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1393
Views: 282285

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

If Cobalt is going to make that kind of statement, it needs to be backed up with facts to show, or don’t state it at all. I’m calling Cobalt out on this statement and now the backpedaling is starting. Not smart on Cobalt’s part, especially if indeed there is some type of insider info working for B6...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 21, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 17865

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

I would be curious to see the toxicology reports from the PIC of the 340. I mean, his flying was pretty questionable for that approach. Then again, could there have been a medical issue perhaps? Listening to the audio I had a feeling the pilot of the 340 was slurring his words a bit. Definitely did...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 21, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 17865

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

180 kts at the airport fence?! It's totally crazy...the only possible reprieve one can grant the 340 driver was that perhaps he had an airspeed instrumentation issue....but even so, with that much time in type, you'd think he'd realize things out the window were zipping by as he descended the last ...

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by F9Animal
Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 17865

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

https://archive.liveatc.net/kwvi/KWVI2-Aug-18-2022-2130Z.mp3?fbclid=IwAR0WnEelEMXBFYFWaVcnAcZrP4FBmCW9THH3OZXjTtH9hsKQAaDcstzykXQ The twin engine Cessna overtook the 152, both on approach. (clipped wings) " I see you, you're behind me... I'm going to go around, you're coming at me pretty quick...

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 17865

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

I wonder if it's a similar situation to the collision a few weeks ago at North Las Vegas Airport?

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 72840

Re: Expressjet News and Discussion Thread

I would love to see Expressjet get back into the regional game for a major. Does anyone know if they have put any RFP's to cover regional flying for any of the majors? The downside is likely the 145. Maybe they can look at kicking some tires on the 170/175? I'm sure the cost of replacing the fleet ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered
Replies: 190
Views: 34112

Re: United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered

UA has A350s on order, have had them for a while, keep deferring the deliveries. At this point, I'm sure Airbus expects that order to be dropped, and I doubt they take this RFQ seriously... unless UA clearly says they are a real contender. I don't know what it is about the A350, but I think it's a ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW
Replies: 60
Views: 10827

Re: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW

I love how the woman smacks the man, then tries to run away... Tripping and landing face first to the floor. I don't care what or who started it. The agent or supervisor should have walked away, or called police. Greyhound has lost alot of it's passengers, and it's astonishing what we see flying to...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1393
Views: 282285

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

What ever happened to our resident B6 pilot, jfklganyc, haven't heard from him in months. He was always knowledgeable in these discussions. Perhaps the company identified who he was and made him sign a NDA or told him to stop posting? I hope that isn't the case. Hopefully he is okay and just too bu...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1393
Views: 282285

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

I would assume the 6 A321neo’s will be LD’s with the new mint 2.0 like the other couple they use for jfk- lax that I hear they would like to use the LD for Hawaii One would think they would prefer the "Mint 1.0" layout for Hawaii as it is better for couples traveling on holiday together a...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 72840

Re: Expressjet News and Discussion Thread

I would love to see Expressjet get back into the regional game for a major. Does anyone know if they have put any RFP's to cover regional flying for any of the majors? The downside is likely the 145. Maybe they can look at kicking some tires on the 170/175? I'm sure the cost of replacing the fleet i...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards
Replies: 37
Views: 13383

Re: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards

New information released from the NTSB today. Sounds like the jump/fall may have been intentional. https://www.wral.com/before-jumping-from-plane-co-pilot-was-visibly-upset-and-may-have-gotten-sick/20420061/ Did this particular aircraft have a CVR? Is it possible for the PIC to look back and see fr...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 72840

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

Do we know where their break even load factors are? Perhaps they’re actually profitable at 35% LFs? I also wonder if these jets are outright owned? If they are owned, then they don't necessarily need to worry about covering the lease costs. I would guess by now if the airline wasn't doing good, the...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1585
Views: 349717

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Through end of decade, possibly. https://twitter.com/ByERussell/status/1559620457460113413?s=20&t=5KRfYSn_915YgKKYglRP6A Aren't/weren't the 757s CASM darlings to some degree during COVID? edit- Also, they call for 70 planes' worth of winglets, but they have 100 752s in the fleet right now. Coul...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Object apparently fell from an aircraft over Maine capital Monday
Replies: 35
Views: 7475

Re: Object apparently fell from an aircraft over Maine capital Monday

I'm not an expert, but that hardly looks like a precision machined aircraft part to me. More like a piece of steel you would see on the ramp somewhere. I wonder if it's possibly a piece of ground equipment that somehow got lodged in the landing gear? As much space junk and missile tests, I agree it...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1574
Views: 328793

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

News on how DL will deploy their LATAM A350's Atlanta – Dublin 15AUG22 – 28OCT22 Atlanta – Honolulu 30OCT22 – 25MAR23 Atlanta – Los Angeles 12SEP22 – 29OCT22 Atlanta – Santiago de Chile 3 weekly (1 daily from 29OCT22) Atlanta – Seattle until 05OCT22 Atlanta – Tel Aviv eff 10MAY23 https://www.aeroro...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13154

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

Wow, I am just learning the MRJ is done. Does anyone think something might spark back up when things get better? It has to be frustrating spending all that money and time on the project just to pull the plug.

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW
Replies: 60
Views: 10827

Re: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW

I love how the woman smacks the man, then tries to run away... Tripping and landing face first to the floor. I don't care what or who started it. The agent or supervisor should have walked away, or called police. Greyhound has lost alot of it's passengers, and it's astonishing what we see flying tod...

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by F9Animal
Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 237
Views: 42639

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Gosh, did they even kick tires on any 747's? Wish they could save that plane from being shut down. Sigh...

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by F9Animal
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway

I just saw this. He crashed on the 91 freeway near Corona. No injures reported. https://abc7.com/corona-plane-crash-landing/12112660/ That has to be the worst feeling in the world when trying to find a suitable spot to set your plane down on. When I was doing flight lessons, my instructor would at ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 21028

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

LAXintl wrote:
A couple more earnings.

Spirit - net loss $52.4mil on $1.36 billion revenues

Sun Country - net loss of $3.9 mil on $219.1 mil revenue


Was Fuel the primary factor in the losses?

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway

I just saw this. He crashed on the 91 freeway near Corona. No injures reported. https://abc7.com/corona-plane-crash-landing/12112660/ That has to be the worst feeling in the world when trying to find a suitable spot to set your plane down on. When I was doing flight lessons, my instructor would at ...

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