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by JBo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 8942

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Not to labor the point but what could cost that much at those airports? $18 million bucks for an airport that had I think 3 flight a day? That's 180 employees at $100 k each or the annual interest on $600 million dollars of bonds. The costs of operating an airport involve much more than just payroll.

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by JBo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 83
Views: 4784

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Here's another one. When TWA introduced their final livery, their regional aircraft very briefly wore "TW Express" on the tail (as they did with the red and white livery) before being changed to say "TWE" on the tail. This is the only photo on A.net of said livery (and it has a 4...

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by JBo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?
Replies: 56
Views: 6703

Re: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?

USAirKid wrote:
I miss the threads on NW's DC-9s.

I thought they were going to fly back on a DC-9 after retiring an A320 to the boneyard.


I mean, they still might - just in the form of a USA Jet charter :mrgreen:

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by JBo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 83
Views: 4784

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations



N407XJ, the only Saab to be painted in the final NW livery.

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by JBo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 8768

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

The wholly owned regionals are just that - wholly owned - so they'll likely receive some of the CARES funding by virtue of being under the same corporate umbrella as their mainline parents. I've said it before, but C5 and ZW are the weakest links being both the smallest and exclusively operating 50-...

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by JBo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6135

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

There was a change sometime in 2017 (I think) that had to do with a mica infused paint that was wearing down quicker than planned. From what I recall it was initially painted on some 757s and then expanded out from there. That, and there are always going to be variations with different batches of p...

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by JBo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8176

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

Since Ravn is looking to shed the leases on the S2000s, I wonder if there's any remote chance that AS would pick those up and certify them to QX to resume the PenAir/Ravn flying. I don't think it's overly likely, but you never know.

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by JBo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 137
Views: 17182

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

In a perfect world it would be nice to see AS send a few Q400’s back north and handle the ENA, HOM, and VDZ flying on their own but that presents a host of logistical issues, mainly that there isn’t any TSA at those airports. I'm pretty sure that QX could operate those flights under 135 rules and j...

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by JBo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Amazon" Callsign Reserved w/ FAA
Replies: 27
Views: 6802

Re: "Amazon" Callsign Reserved w/ FAA

Amazon just flies under the individual carriers call signs. I don’t think they care to have a call sign. Unless Amazon is looking to bring all of their cargo flying in-house rather than contract it out. In which case, it might be cheaper for them to buy out a small cargo operator such as this one t...

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by JBo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Amazon" Callsign Reserved w/ FAA
Replies: 27
Views: 6802

Re: "Amazon" Callsign Reserved w/ FAA

A company that does not deliver packages: https://www.asu-nvg.com/aviation/aviation_services/aircraft_services/ Either [A] Amazon is developing a partnership with this company (or is acquiring it), or [B] ASU decided to register it for themselves hoping that Amazon would have to buy it back from th...

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by JBo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2617

Re: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?

I really don't understand why everyone on this forum is so fixated on wanting to merge down the US airlines to as few as possible, but NK and F9 are the weakest links in the picture right now. B6, WN, AS, and HA are fine on their own. AA, UA, and DL aren't going anywhere. The biggest potential for c...

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by JBo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12500

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The Regional carriers are going to need to find a new business model going forward. Imagine how much money could be saved if the RJ CPAs did not exist. That will be something major carriers can fix in bankruptcy with the power of unilateral contract rejection. I don't understand this set up, how is...

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by JBo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5236

Re: Regionals next business model

It does seem MULTIPLE certificates under one parent shell company are on the way out. Potential employees have by now, caught on to that potential whipsaw game. That, and the mainline carriers no longer have the kinds of scope clauses/limitations that necessitated such arrangements (the biggest rea...

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by JBo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 45
Views: 6714

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

A couple of facts worth considering: - the name of the "country" is not Taiwan, but Republic of China (ROC) - in sports and other instances sometimes the name Chinese Taipei is used - the "country" is not a traditional country, even though it is most often treated so - to simpli...

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by JBo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19033

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

The one thing with ZW is that they own all of their aircraft outright, not United - but there still isn't that much of a market for 50-seat lift. ZW doesn't have much of a future without somehow acquiring larger aircraft, but they might be able to take over the 550s if G7 can't perform. OO is spend...

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by JBo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19033

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

Any predictions on the future of UAX? Here’s mine: ExpressJet GoJet SkyWest Mesa CommutAir will merge with ExpressJet. Air Wisconsin will likely be TSA’d after their contract expires. Fate of Republic is up in the air, IMO. Could go either way. The one thing with ZW is that they own all of their ai...

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by JBo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 82
Views: 8931

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

smithbs wrote:
I wish Embra-oeing luck.
Or is it Boe-aer? :?


Embroeing.

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by JBo
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Replies: 45
Views: 6673

Re: Piaggio P.180 Avanti

The wiki particle on the Avanti has some interesting information about its design and its purported efficiency over similar-sized biz jets. Unfortunately, it sounds like the past decade hasn't been so kind to Piaggio and the company went into receivership last year as deliveries dropped due to the b...

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by JBo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 13803

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

DEN also has the advantage of being very well geographically situated for domestic connections from East-West... It's not superior to ORD in that regard. The area surrounding DEN (whether you want to go with 60/90/120 minute flight times) is less dense than ORD. The fairly even split of CHI traffic...

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by JBo
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At-Risk flying for DL Focus Cities
Replies: 21
Views: 6362

Re: At-Risk flying for DL Focus Cities

Sorry if this is an ignorant question, but what is ' at-risk flying ,' anyway? It's another term for pro-rate flying. When the regional flies under the codeshare service as a partner of mailing, but is assuming more risk and is not passing through all the costs it does under its fee for departure a...

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by JBo
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10515

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

Because the aircraft scheduled to operate that flight is still needed to operate downline flights — if it's departing from a hub to an outstation, that aircraft is still needed for the return flight back from the outstation; if it's departing from an outstation to a hub, that aircraft is still neede...

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by JBo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 15861

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

The next round of consolidations are going to be at the regional level. There are a abundance of regional carriers whose contracts are coming up for renewal. As those contracts come up, they will either, be renewed, or not be renewed which will lead to said regional losing its flying. As a regional...

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by JBo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 48934

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Gods, that livery is absolutely heinous. The "Midwest Express" titles are in freaking ARIAL, and the tail logo looks like an amateurish recreation of the old ME logo as seen in my avatar. I'm sure that Republic probably still retains some rights to the "Midwest Airlines" name an...

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by JBo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 48934

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Gods, that livery is absolutely heinous. The "Midwest Express" titles are in freaking ARIAL, and the tail logo looks like an amateurish recreation of the old ME logo as seen in my avatar. I'm sure that Republic probably still retains some rights to the "Midwest Airlines" name and...

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by JBo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 39840

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

CRJ200flyer wrote:
Here’s a diagram I created based on currently available information:


How is it possible for SkyWest or Republic to be over 100% of anything?

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by JBo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 39840

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how much at risk flying is in DTW? Out of DTW, these are the at risk markets for OO: LSE - La Crosse, WI MLI - Moline, IL ESC - Escanaba, MI IMT Iron Mountain, MI MQT - Marquette, MI CIU - Sault Ste Marie, MI PLN - Pellston, MI APN - Alpena, MI FWA - Ft Wayne, IN ...

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by JBo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 39840

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Moving Skywest to the West to improve operations makes little sense. They have at risk everywhere. Does this impact at risk? How much of OO's at-risk flying is for DL rather than UA, though? I'm guessing that since OO still has sizeable UA flying nationwide, whatever at-risk flying they do for DL (...

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by JBo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 39840

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Moving Skywest to the West to improve operations makes little sense. They have at risk everywhere. Does this impact at risk? How much of OO's at-risk flying is for DL rather than UA, though? I'm guessing that since OO still has sizeable UA flying nationwide, whatever at-risk flying they do for DL (...

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by JBo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3967

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Rumors are that Delta will be down to 3 regionals: Endeavor, Republic, and SkyWest. They are the only major that cares about their product. The other 2 only care about hiring the cheapest regional feed. I’d say JetBlue is another major that cares about their product, which was the reason they cited...

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by JBo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 4296

Re: 19 seat airliner question

There's nothing that would legally prevent an airline from having an F/A as part of the crew on a 19-pax aircraft, but whether or not it would make financial sense is an entirely different story: - Would these 19pax aircraft be flying distances long enough to warrant on-board meal/drink service? - W...

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by JBo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2969

Re: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?

Every airport in the United States has a code assigned by the FAA. Not every airport in the US has an IATA code (if they don't have commercial airline service) or an ICAO code (if they don't have an ASOS/AWOS station or instrumental approach/navigation equipment/procedures). Major airports have full...

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by JBo
Sat May 18, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 12172

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

The E175-E2 is the future of the regional jet market. What's left of E2 performance after they make it AA/DL/UA scope compliant? If they don't make it current scope-compliant it's all but DOA, because it's very, very unlikely that scope can be changed cheaply, and there won't be enough of a worldwi...

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by JBo
Sun May 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and united new livery
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: Copa Airlines and united new livery

It's been discussed multiple times in the main thread about the new UA livery. Copa no longer has any direct corporate ties with UA, so it's not super likely to happen.

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by JBo
Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 4081

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

SierraPacific wrote:
(ExpressJet fit this classification before it was bought by United this year).


United didn't buy ExpressJet. A company called ManaAir, LLC bought it from SkyWest last December.

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by JBo
Tue May 07, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 6286

Re: Eyebrow windows

VapourTrails wrote:
QantasLink has both in their fleet. In the second photo it looks like they are covered with a blind?


It looks like they still have glass in them, but have some sort of covering applied from the inside. This photo shows it better:

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by JBo
Sun May 05, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7430

Re: Airline owning a airport

Airborne Express/DHL owned ILN outright. They turned it over to the Clinton County Port Authority in 2010 when DHL withdrew its US operations, and the airport was renamed from "Airborne Airpark" to "Wilmington Air Park." Probably the only instance of an airline/air operator ownin...

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by JBo
Sat May 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4185

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

Sure but leaving them sitting at a cold very wet airport for 3 months? Seems like that's not the idea. YHZ is far enough inland that corrosion might not be a hugely serious concern, but still moreso than at an airfield in a more arid location. But those are definitely former CommutAir aircraft; the...

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by JBo
Wed May 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

Blueknows wrote:
Skywest also runs a leasing company. So its in there best interest. They get pilots and access to new markets. Win win for them at every step of the way. Totally see them moving aircraft to Hawaii for Mokulele airlines.


Are CRJs really a good fit for the inter-island market, though?

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by JBo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 6286

Re: Eyebrow windows

About half of the DL B712s I've caught either have the eyebrow windows or do not have them at all. Did Boeing at one point drop them as an option during the 717's production run? The eyebrow windows were never an "option." That was just how they were made. Boeing modified the 717 in 2002 ...

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by JBo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 379806

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Can't have just a one color engine or winglet. They need at least some light blue pinstriping like the Braniff ultra scheme. Or some light blue rectangles on the engine to allude to the grid on the globe, or the light blue fade out on the tip. Anything. Single-color is easier and cheaper as far as ...

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by JBo
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits
Replies: 34
Views: 2888

Re: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits

Speaking as an Eagle Scout, I think it's fantastic that the BSA has finally made some long overdue steps to change its membership policies (the United States was one of only 15 countries worldwide to still have gender-segregated scouting organizations; nearly every other country on that list is in A...

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by JBo
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 379806

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

This is basically a refresh of the existing livery, rather than a new one. It's no "United Rising" livery, which I loved, but it works as a refresh and improves on the previous iteration. The Rising Blue belly with blue on blue globe look a million times better. We need to start a crowdfu...

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by JBo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 379806

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Wonder what United Express will look like? The billboard titles would cover the whole airplane at that font size. I'm betting that United Express aircraft will carry smaller titles positioned above the window line instead of billboard titles, similar to how NW placed the "NWA Airlink" tit...

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by JBo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 379806

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

No matter what UA reveals tomorrow, I predict the following: 1. A minuscule fraction of A.net will either like it or not care. 2. The overwhelming majority of A.net will completely lose their minds and claim the new livery is the worst aviation livery disaster since the last airline rebranding. I s...

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by JBo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 379806

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I still stand by that it could be stock footage. Check out this video starting at 1:19 lot's of paint rendering shots from 1991: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVlNf4Io2Do&t=3s Okay, then how were they able to render videotape footage in 1991 in full scale, digital HD resolution? If it was act...

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by JBo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

The ATR that's been sitting in FLL has even started to fade! Really? Woof. Pink isn't the best color choice for an airline that operates in a sun-heavy region. Remember how bad all of the old Mesaba Saabs looked in the old mostly-red NW livery? One of the reasons why we have so many "eurowhite...

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by JBo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 20721

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Did the original YX ever consider getting MD-90s? They wanted the long range/HGW 717-200 to hit the west coast from a MKE. Not sure what happened there. That was the whole impetus for MCI. I think there was even a 717-300 on the drawing board for a bit they were interest in along with DL and a few ...

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by JBo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feeder Airlines In Major Carrier Colors: Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Re: Feeder Airlines In Major Carrier Colors: Why?

It's entirely about branding and marketing, and passenger perception. The average traveler ideally wants to travel on one airline for their entire trip, so if they're leaving on a United Express flight to connect to United mainline in Chicago to travel on to their destination, as far as they're conc...

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by JBo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?
Replies: 22
Views: 3458

Re: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?

None are painted here as paint adds weight which burns fuel. No doubt, LH argues the skin is better protected and cleaner by being painted. Both are probably correct and valid, depends on your bean counters. No legal reason or requirement on whether or not to paint. American leave their planes bare...

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by JBo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6442

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

And the 717 for AirTran... people tend to forget this. WN never operated the 717. They all went straight to DL via sublease. No 717 ever saw a WN livery or operated a WN flight. Operating for a carrier owned by WN doesn’t really count. AirTran was a virtual airline for the months before their merge...

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