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by n797mx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bac 111. Successful start but why not a long term success?
Replies: 23
Views: 3964

Re: Bac 111. Successful start but why not a long term success?

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...

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by n797mx
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 50
Views: 5982

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

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...

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by n797mx
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5629

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

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)...

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by n797mx
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 34
Views: 5543

Re: Nolinor Aviation launching new division

debonair wrote:
A new LCC-carrier for Canada?


Because that's what Canada needs, another LCC start up. :roll: :duck:

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by n797mx
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 20
Views: 4908

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

https://abxair.com/flight-support/fligh ... rcraft.cfm
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flyingclrs727 wrote:
How does an organization justify using such old aircraft? Where does one even find pilots?


There is still an active Level B DC-8 simulator in ILN I believe for training.

https://abxair.com/flight-support/fligh ... rcraft.cfm

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by n797mx
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66683

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

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 ...

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by n797mx
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4741

Re: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

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...

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by n797mx
Sat May 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6867

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

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...

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by n797mx
Mon May 11, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4633

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

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 ...

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by n797mx
Sat May 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10831

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

LAX772LR wrote:
cskok8 wrote:
Now where to find spare aircraft while the two lovebirds are being repaired?

Why would they need to? World air traffic down 90%+.....


Both passengers affected by this incident must be devistated.

:duck:

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by n797mx
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17412

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

ramsesp wrote:
Blerg wrote:
So what will happen to TXL once BER opens?


The plan is to develop a new city district: https://www.berlintxl.de/en.html


What ever happened to the referendum to keep TXL open?

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by n797mx
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12674

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

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...

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by n797mx
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 176018

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by n797mx
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 176018

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

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.


811 is currently sitting on blocks in ABI, being used as a donor aircraft. I saw her a few months ago, now she's stripped down to basically nothing.

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by n797mx
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56854

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

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...

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by n797mx
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11368

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet banned from U.S., no ADS-B

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...

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by n797mx
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues

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...

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by n797mx
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER: 50 Years Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: EMBRAER: 50 Years Anniversary

Happy 50 years from those of us at Envoy HQ!

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by n797mx
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7837

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

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...

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by n797mx
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 7473

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

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...

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by n797mx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 10737

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

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.

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by n797mx
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 7653

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

I don't see how they are going to pull it off for the return flights. The -175 are weight restricted by 15 seats as it is. Even with CFM engines, sharklets, and ideal conditions, does the A319 have the performance?

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by n797mx
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3419

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

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...

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by n797mx
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 10870

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

FlyBe has always been a poor performer. They need to dump the ATRs and continue dumping the E195s. The E175 isn't the best for their routes either, but it works on the longer haul flights.

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by n797mx
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace American's A333s?
Replies: 30
Views: 6940

Re: American Airlines A330

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...

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by n797mx
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5739

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/

Aeroflot 593 crash due to the pilots letting his kid at the controls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593
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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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593

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by n797mx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

Re: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation

Looking at Intro Aviation's history of airlines isn't too promising...

dba, LTU, Intersky, VLM... It was nice knowing you Corsair. :duck:

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by n797mx
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9894

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

Sooo... Where do the sick bags go? And where do I put my trash for other passengers to find three flights later?

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by n797mx
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450903

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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?...

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by n797mx
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 8307

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/st ... dccd513147


Anyone have an actual date/flight for MD-80 retirement? I know it's planned for September, but not the actual date. I'd love to get on it.
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RicFlyer wrote:


Anyone have an actual date/flight for MD-80 retirement? I know it's planned for September, but not the actual date. I'd love to get on it.

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by n797mx
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 31531

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Didn't AS just cut DAL flights to -175 aircraft just a few months ago? Now they're expanding?

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by n797mx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 13186

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

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 ...

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by n797mx
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17672

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

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...

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by n797mx
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 9258

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

"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 ...

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by n797mx
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noise of new generation aircraft.
Replies: 26
Views: 5189

Re: Noise of new generation aircraft.

Lufthansa wrote:
What is even more odd is they seperate the A321NEO and the A320NEO.


I can't say much about the NEO yet, but with the CEO there is a noticible difference. I'd go almost as far to say the A321 is right up there with the MD-80 on takeoff.

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by n797mx
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6447

Re: European aviation crisis

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.

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by n797mx
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No ULCC at YOW?
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Why No ULCC at YOW?

Because its cheaper and easier to go to PBG for a US vacation trip. Spirit and Allegiant fly out of PBG to most vacation destinations anyone who would use an LLC would need.

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by n797mx
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?

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.

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by n797mx
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 6664

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

sturmovik wrote:
Any idea why both pilots have their hands on their respective yokes? Is that standard?


Flight engineer position controls the throttles on takeoff I believe.

Remember the TU-154 is mostly cables with not much in the way of booster pumps, so the controls are stiff.

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by n797mx
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 39539

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/

Offically on their website.
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https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/

Offically on their website.

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by n797mx
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15818

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?



Here's your reason why there isn't a 50 seater replacement.

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by n797mx
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc45278&opt=0

You're not kidding
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citationjet wrote:
Aviation Herald has a video of the IB 346 hard landing on Aug 11. Definitely a very hard landing.


http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc45278&opt=0

You're not kidding

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by n797mx
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of US Startups that have been announced
Replies: 15
Views: 2730

Re: Status of US Startups that have been announced

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...

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by n797mx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *VIDEO ONLY* Doing the impossible: Nonrev DFW-ORD in First Class on AA
Replies: 1
Views: 2421

*VIDEO ONLY* Doing the impossible: Nonrev DFW-ORD in First Class on AA

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...

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by n797mx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4394

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

canyonblue17 wrote:
Two of my favorite cargo 727s.




Does AJT still have any 727s? I think the last was ferried a few months ago.

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by n797mx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 9013

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

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...

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by n797mx
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 135711

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

With only 2 MD-82s left I assume they'll be included in the Labor Day purge?

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by n797mx
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?
Replies: 16
Views: 2118

Re: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?

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...

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by n797mx
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114
Replies: 17
Views: 2626

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


Air Koryo still has IL-62s flying.

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