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by JBo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6269

Re: Best airline call signs

Endeavor Air used "Flagship" as its call sign when it was Pinnacle.

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by JBo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot new trend with "tweaked" airline liveries
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Hot new trend with "tweaked" airline liveries

I'm not sure I would go so far as to call this a "trend." It's always been a mixed bag between airlines doing evolutionary changes versus revolutionary changes. Another prime example of the "evolutionary" branding changes is Midwest. They had three distinct liveries, and each liv...

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by JBo
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many CSeries Firm orders are really firm?
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Re: How many CSeries Firm orders are really firm?

What clout could Delta or Republic have in negotiating better tariffs? Im sure these large operations wouldnt want to just reverse the process given the costs they've already paid. Republic is not going to take the C series whether the tariffs go through or not. They cannot operate the C series on ...

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by JBo
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6236

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

Just a thought on some cities switching from CPA flying to at-risk: It could be that the changes are deliberately made by the major carrier. Maybe pax numbers aren't great enough to keep serving the city at a blanket CPA rate, so they "downgrade" the route to a regional willing to operate ...

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by JBo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6236

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

What routes does Skywest do at-risk flying? Are these all the flights with a 7xxx number regardless if its UA, DL, or AA? How much does the marketing agreement with DL, AA, and UA do for these communities vs. the likes of Boutique, ADI, or CapeAir? From a passenger standpoint, there is absolutely z...

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by JBo
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 12735

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Some times I wonder if an improved Beechcraft 1900D was around, would it sell? I keep wondering that, especially with all the improvements they made to the King Air since they pulled the plug on the 1900. Especially if they could just make them on the same line would seem like a no brainer. If I we...

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by JBo
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9499

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

Wouldn't Eurowhite paint cost the same as any other color, except the metallics for instance? Any colored paint is heavier because of the pigments used to create the color; white paint has no pigments in it. Metallic paints are heavier yet because of the multiple coats used to achieve effect. Could...

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by JBo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9499

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

Cheatlines were a popular design motif from an era where airline liveries, and the methods used to mask off and paint the aircraft, were designed and made entirely by hand, without the aid of a computer. The advent of computer-aided design over the last 20 years allows airlines to create more elabor...

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by JBo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance livery, yuck!
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Star Alliance livery, yuck!

Skyteam is my favorite of the three, but that isn't saying a whole lot because neither of the three are particularly great, which is disappointing because they could be so much better. However, I also understand that there's an extent to where the individual airlines want to maintain their brand, to...

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by JBo
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many regionals fly against themselves?
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: How many regionals fly against themselves?

I think he means Republic by RC (which I believe was the code for the 1980s Republic, the current Republic was RW, now YX, though some use the RP code from Chautauqua to refer to Republic to avoid confusion with Midwest). It's definitely not uncommon for a particular regional carrier to "compet...

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by JBo
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing airline code
Replies: 23
Views: 2976

Re: Changing airline code

Alegheny was AL, which was retained when they changed names to USAir. When the U.S. Air Force (?) dropped reserving the US code for their MAC flights, USAir picked it up. And when Midwest formed its Astral Aviation subsidiary to operate Skyway, they used the AL code. Likewise, Republic switched its...

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by JBo
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Re: United Regional CPAs

Another key difference between CPA and prorate/at-risk arrangements is that the mainline carrier usually has full control over routes and scheduling under a CPA agreement, where the regional carrier has more autonomy under a prorate/at-risk agreement (even if it's flying under a mainline regional br...

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by JBo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Re: United Regional CPAs

Current United Express partners:

SkyWest / ExpressJet
Republic
Trans States / GoJet
Mesa
CommutAir
Cape Air (ATR 42s in Guam)

And soon to be Air Wisconsin

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by JBo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15302

Re: Midwest Express 2017

It is my personal opinion that what killed Midwest was the acquisition of the larger aircraft and then competing in the mass market. Yes indeed; the general public was not willing to pay the premium... and if you discounted the tickets to be competitive against the Majors you operated at a loss... ...

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by JBo
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects

Both the JS31 and the Beech 1900D were inherently superior to the Metro simply because they had stand-up cabins, which pushed the Metro out of market. The Metro V looked nice, but being a clean sheet design it had a disadvantage over the already in-service JS31, and the 1900D which was an improvemen...

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by JBo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11418

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

I think the biggest reason why aircraft with tail-mounted engines are better suited to longer stretches is because the wings are mounted further aft, which means there isn't as much distance between the main landing gear and the tail, reducing the possibility for a tail strike on rotation. On aircra...

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by JBo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15302

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Times have changed. To me the biggest mistake YX made was when they split the fleet into Signature seating for the 717's and Saver seating for the MD-80's. It reminded me of the Continental/Continental Lite fiasco blurring the brand. In hindsight, making both models dual class with maybe a 40/60 Si...

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by JBo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15302

Re: Midwest Express 2017

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Not gonna happen.

Midwest is dead, and to resurrect it using CRJs is an insult to its legacy.

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by JBo
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 36
Views: 5919

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

Quincy didn't want the RJs because they would have had to add a bunch of stuff to support them (fire services and I think a new waiting area) which would have been expensive. It's definitely worth noting that federally mandated ARFF protection requirements are different for 50-seat jets than they a...

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by JBo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 12654

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

MCD? Seriously? A 3000 ft runway, virtually no permanent population, and one hotel? There are actually several hotels and resorts on Mackinac Island; The Grand Hotel is just the most well-known. That said, Mackinac Island is within such close proximity to PLN and CIU that commercial service beyond ...

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by JBo
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's old livery
Replies: 19
Views: 2784

Re: AA's old livery

The old, bare-metal AA livery was undeniably iconic, but unfortunately was also starting to look increasingly dated. Not only that, but the increasing amount of composite materials being used in modern airliners meant increasing amounts of gray patchwork paint that all but ruined the streamlined loo...

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by JBo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future commuter aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 7667

Re: Future commuter aircraft

Out of any of the OG turboprops, the most likely to be produced again would be the EMB-120 if for no other reason than because of its parts commonality with the ERJ-145 and the fact that most of the production tooling still exists. In fact, even though Embraer suspended official production years ago...

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by JBo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 8208

Re: New AA Astrojet with logo off center

Am I the first person to notice that the logo is also backwards on the new one?

Look at it compared to the previous one: the eagle is actually facing backwards, and the AA is shifted towards the opposite side:

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by JBo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 eyebrow window question
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 eyebrow window question

Yeah, the 'eyebrow' windows on the DC-9 (and DC-8) family of aircraft are integrated with the rest of the cockpit window assembly, where the eyebrow windows on the 707/727/737 family are completely separate panes. It's significantly easier to simply remove the glass and insert an aluminum plug on th...

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by JBo
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Essential Air Service Program
Replies: 52
Views: 7295

Re: Essential Air Service Program

A. You beat me to the punch. MKG definitely does not need an EAS subsidy...or commercial service, for that matter. GRR isn't *that* far away. SY and Riverside Resort appear to be making a killing off their monthly charter to IFP, but United needs to either suck it up or go away. (It's so odd having...

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by JBo
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Essential Air Service Program
Replies: 52
Views: 7295

Re: Essential Air Service Program

There are definitely a lot of cities currently receiving EAS subsidies that definitely <i>don't</i> need to be in the program due to their proximity to other airports with commercial service. My hometown airport, MKG, is one such example, having fallen into the EAS system in 2009 when Mesaba, the so...

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by JBo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 14696

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

edmaircraft wrote:
What about the introverted livery?


It never leaves the hangar.

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by JBo
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wetlease costs of regional aircrafts
Replies: 14
Views: 3045

Re: Wetlease costs of regional aircrafts

There's absolutely nothing cheap about starting an airline. Regardless of how many aircraft you have, you also have the fixed costs of obtaining and maintaining an operating certificate with the German/European aviation authorities, dispatchers, reservations/ticketing capabilities, and even with wet...

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by JBo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?
Replies: 19
Views: 4287

Re: Could a small airline fly throughout the Midwest?

Really, for the longest time you had NW providing regional service to a lot of these cities, connecting into either MSP or DTW. That started falling by the wayside after the DL merger when the started phasing out the Saabs as the CRJs just aren't as viable for such small markets. You also had a lot ...

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by JBo
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD
Replies: 22
Views: 5846

Re: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD

Those went away as part of the Republic bankruptcy, and is the reason why Endeavor has increased its CRJ-200 fleet this year, replacing those E-145's, mostly in NYC. I believe the final 145 in Delta service was the end of October. Thanks for the info! I've been out of the loop for a bit. I wasn't s...

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by JBo
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Outage
Replies: 35
Views: 5323

Re: Airliners.net Site Outage

You know, one of the reasons why I don't visit here as often as I used to is because there are SO many people on here who are never happy about anything this website does. You folks must lead some incredibly unhappy lives if you have nothing better to do than to find any and every reason to criticiz...

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by JBo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD
Replies: 22
Views: 5846

Re: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD

ScottB wrote:
As odious as the CR1/CR2 are for flights much longer than an hour, a fleet of 98 50-seaters seems too small for the overall DL network given the number of smaller markets which are served.


What about the E145? Aren't there still some of those flying for DL?

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by JBo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Deltas MD-88s go post retirement?
Replies: 31
Views: 7096

Re: Where will Deltas MD-88s go post retirement?

I guess the main reason I ask is when you look at companies like USAJet and Kalitta with their fleet of DC-9s and 727s, from a life span standpoint, what's to keep other bigger airlines from doing the same? I know they are far less efficient and way more noisy, but I see those old freight dogs come...

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by JBo
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger: The best or could've been better
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Merger: The best or could've been better

One more thing: it's not just the legacies, but it is interesting to think what would have happened had F9 accepted WN's buyout offer, and if FL and YX had stayed independent. Sad as it is to say, YX probably would have ended up folding up or getting acquired by someone else, one way or another. Th...

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by JBo
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Professional Sport Teams in NA: Charter or own Jet?
Replies: 27
Views: 6898

Re: Professional Sport Teams in NA: Charter or own Jet?

Last I knew, the Detroit Tigers shared the Red Wings' private jet as both teams share common ownership.

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by JBo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2520
Views: 178169

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I tend to search based on registration and its throwing up all kinds of photos non related. It used to be a breeze to use but now it takes an age to load a page and its so clunky. Why oh why! If we go back to the original we can tweak that but this is a nightmare. If you use the advanced search opt...

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by JBo
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is paid membership ever coming back?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Is paid membership ever coming back?

Ezola, install AdBlock plus as a plugin on your Internet browser. I've been using it for almost 10 years now and the Internet has been a better place for it.

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by JBo
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Hover over of airline and airport codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 4219

Re: Hover over of airline and airport codes?

I'm not sure exactly how the backend function worked on the old forum, but I believe they basically had a script table that detected airline and airport codes and wrapped an <acronym> tag around the code that created the highlight. That's why the codes carried over from the old forums, they were emb...

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by JBo
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 9420

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

I hate change. Why change something that's essentially been the same for 15+ years and worked fine? Because it didn't work fine and was extremely obsolete and out of date relative to today's current technology. If things didn't change or evolve, we'd still be using Windows 98. I don't like the colo...

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by JBo
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Original A.net Smilies Here
Replies: 6
Views: 3383

Re: Original A.net Smilies Here

As far as I know, phpBB *does* have the ability to add custom emojis, but that would be up to the web team to add the old A.net emojis into the mix.

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by JBo
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Kudos to the A.net Crew
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Kudos to the A.net Crew

So I haven't been on A.net in a while and was pleasantly surprised to see the new site roll out! I was equally surprised to see the overwhelming amount of negative feedback. But also not surprised, because as long as I've been here, there are some people who just plain don't like change. ;) With tha...

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by JBo
Mon May 30, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Video Background Ad
Replies: 44
Views: 1352

RE: Video Background Ad

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I put my better photos on Wikipedi...

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by JBo
Sat May 21, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filling In Graphics
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

RE: Filling In Graphics

If you're making a letterhead for print, you should be working with a vector graphics program. Inkscape is a free open-source program. Gimp is also still around for an open-source version of photoshop. However, if you're making a serious go at getting into graphic design, you should invest in top-sh...

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by JBo
Thu May 19, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13179

RE: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tavong" class="quote" target="_blank">tavong</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>The 50 seat regional jet market has been dis...

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by JBo
Thu May 19, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13179

RE: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/msp747" class="quote" target="_blank">msp747</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>No, they don't. However, I've always wondered ...

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by JBo
Fri May 13, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes Signs Flowthrough Deal With Frontier
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

RE: Great Lakes Signs Flowthrough Deal With Frontier

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ericm2031" class="quote" target="_blank">ericm2031</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Or when the legacies have their own regi...

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by JBo
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Returning 170s Apr 24th
Replies: 16
Views: 8898

RE: Republic Returning 170s Apr 24th

It's not so much that those 170s weren't working for RAH -- It's that, as part of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, the lessors are are taking the aircraft back. Whether or not they're working for the RAH fleet is irrelevant at that point.

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by JBo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?
Replies: 71
Views: 16552

RE: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?

Why does it have to be 8x8? Why not 8x7?

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by JBo
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Changes And Why Not Just Make It AS
Replies: 33
Views: 7593

Horizon Changes And Why Not Just Make It AS

While it would be theoretically possible to combine Horizon's operations into Alaska's operating certificate, there are several significant hurdles to consider: - Pilot unions/payscales: since the <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> fleet is smaller, I would think it'd be theoretically p...

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