Could they not have put some jt8d on them? Were UK manufacturers limited to UK engines? There was a push in the 1990s to re-engine it with Tay 650 engines, but by this time airlines were already replacing their examples with the newer Fokker 100s, which offered the newer engines and a glass cockpit...Jump to post
Quick note that the Blue Jays will be playing their home games in Buffalo instead of Toronto due to the Canadian government denying them permission to play there over COVID concerns: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29530941/source-blue-jays-play-home-games-buffalo So this in turn (obviously) me...Jump to post
For the big 3 airlines(AA, DL, UA) it seems a no brainer: after boarding priority/first class passengers, reverse the boarding order. “Group 1” should be the rear third of the aircraft. Group 2 the mid section, and Group 3 the area of the fuselage behind first class(or behind the comfort/2nd class)...Jump to post
flyingclrs727 wrote:How does an organization justify using such old aircraft? Where does one even find pilots?
If the crisis continues into mid to late 2021 I can see a bailout like the auto industry got in 2009, and perhaps the Government taking stakes in the airlines like they did with GM. I highly doubt the taxpayers will go for it Welcome to America. It's not the taxpayer's decision. :duck: I could see ...Jump to post
1. Where would 700 flying come from? Scope is maxed out as it is, and SkyWest and Republic seem pretty secure. I suppose if something happens to Mesa? But that's a big if. The Mesa CRJ's were already slated to be transferred to GoJet for conversion to 550s IIRC. 3. How much longer can Air Wisconsin...Jump to post
I was actually on this flight the first day it operated. It was empty DFW-EGE-ASE, picked up three pax in ASE that continued to DFW. That being said, If you ever want to see a flight attendant puke multiple times, fly EGE-ASE on a day with 20G30 winds. It was bumpy all of the legs. Here's a playlist...Jump to post
Envoy had all of its E140s stored and then brought a fairly large number back - I think it was around 50 aircraft and zero had been active before that. They were never officially "retired". They were in short/long term storage. The big difference being they were still getting maintenance ...Jump to post
https://mobile.twitter.com/CaptainBobbie/status/1240673935559016448 Here it is I see they were not naive about the end of the contract with American They’re blaming the shutdown on the coronavirus. Imo they were having problems long before then. http://m.startribune.com/twin-cities-based-compass-ai...Jump to post
AA looking to cut back it’s regional jet fleet due to the MAX grounding’s effect on scope. https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-may-have-to-park-regional-jets-as-737-max-grounding-drags-on/ "What flights could be cancelled? American is unlikely to cancel any feeder flights on its la...Jump to post
jgcotter wrote:Envoy E140 N811AE was deregistered by the FAA on 11/20/19. Last known flight was SJT to ABI on 1/12/19.
Here's another video, longer than the one posted upstream. Turn your sound on. https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1217173396297076737?s=20 Does that sound like a Trent to you? PS: if I were one of the parents of the children at this school, I'd be PIIIIISSED! Totally sounds like a Trent. Looks l...Jump to post
Do they fly to MLB? How many of their US destinations are they able to operate to with their non-compliant aircraft. Zero. While you CAN get relief from ADS-B (i.e. transmitter on MEL), the relief doesn't allow you to fly over the oceans at all. Especially repeat commercial flights. From the FAA gu...Jump to post
Southwest bought ~10 aircraft from Westjet. As a huge stretch... the only foreign language from that purchase would be French, and only if any of the maintenance was done in Montreal... I believe the frames in question are the China Southern, China United Airlines, and China Eastern ones, rather th...Jump to post
I cant think of any. With the exception of an earthquake, all of the other events would be predicted and the aircraft would just not be flown into the effected areas. You can't really identify and fly your plane out in the event of a tsunami or tornado in most cases. Any kind of predictions would o...Jump to post
I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O If that is the case, he was ve...Jump to post
I don't know what Zaha Hadid Architects are smoking, but I want some of it.
The only one that looks semi achievable is the Foster + Partners one, and that still seems a bit far fetched to me. Reminds me of PIT with the X terminal.
Isn't Skytrax a joke anyway? I wouldn't say a joke, but they def have biases. For example: Air Koryo is their only one star airline. I've never flown them, but everyone I know that has says they are actually quite decent. I know that's a more extreme example, but they put most their airlines in the...Jump to post
I think the -200s have a lot more life in them than you'd think. The -300s were first delivered in '00 with the -200s being delivered almost 10 years later. Not that it makes a huge difference, but the -300s are also PW powered, which after the MD-80 leaves this year would leave it the only one in t...Jump to post
That time AS hit a fish mid flight
https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/
Aeroflot 593 crash due to the pilots letting his kid at the controls
Uncommanded thrust reverser activation perhaps? Defiantly not. In the way T/R deployment is done...No I was just thinking of the Lauda Air crash back in the 90's. IIRC there was an AD issued to solve that problem That's a very small oil/fuel slick... did they have a malfunction and run out of fuel?...Jump to post
RicFlyer wrote:Here is to the updated fleet plan: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/st ... dccd513147
I'm surprised there is not an FMS or EICAS message either specifically for no fuel set, or saying the route planned is not possible with the fuel number entered. There is. You get an EICAS advisiory message saying "FMC Message", where you look to the FMC and see it says "Insufficent ...Jump to post
Since Viking is also acquiring the q100 to 400 series could this possibly result in the 37 seater and 50 seater q-series production lines reopening(with some improvements made to the designs). I'm sure Viking is more open to the idea of a niche market and slower sales. Would be great to see a new 3...Jump to post
"Enjoy Air"...? Just kidding... :D (edit: post was fixed) Anyhow, where are most Envoy E175s stationed at? DFW? I know Compass is at LAX, so probably not there... DFW right now. The ones coming online starting this month to next year will probably be ORD to phase out the CRJs. This order ...Jump to post
Lufthansa wrote:What is even more odd is they seperate the A321NEO and the A320NEO.
Norwegian and Iceland Air aren't going anywhere imo.
FlyBe, on the other hand. Considering they've spent a majority of the last few years in the red with their earnings, and their years with earnings have been small, I don't know how they've stayed afloat this long.
There is no requirement, but when I was an agent we tried to have at least one person in a row willing and able. The important part is that if someone isn't willing and able they don't obstruct the exit path.Jump to post
sturmovik wrote:Any idea why both pilots have their hands on their respective yokes? Is that standard?
https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/
Offically on their website.
citationjet wrote:Aviation Herald has a video of the IB 346 hard landing on Aug 11. Definitely a very hard landing.
Costa Rica Green Airways starts in Nov. Air Hollandia had a plane painted in August of '17, but it's been sitting in Maastricht since. Aura is apparently still in the works. They had $250 non refundable "keyholder" passes that I'm sure are going to be honored for early investors. Capri had...Jump to post
Going to be a video report. But some background info: Saturday afternoon I was planning to fly the last MD-82 for AA Sunday morning DFW-TUL-DFW. Unfortunately that night the plane was stuck in YYZ for maintenance, so the flights I was going to do ended up being swapped to an MD-83. While looking for...Jump to post
https://cdn.planespotters.net/photo/779000/original/b-3322-chengdu-airlines-comac-arj21-700_PlanespottersNet_779086_134598078d.jpg Looks like a ripoff 717 to me. I wonder if this plane will reach Western markets. Which I believe it actually does use MD-90 tooling. IIRC there was supposed to be a li...Jump to post
How does the airport handle all that extra traffic?? Looks like it must be some long wait times for luggage and rental cars etc. Seems like a major major boost in numbers. Thats alot of extra seats all on the same date. Hope these are spaced out! Yeah Delta looks like its running an extra 319 in ad...Jump to post