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by lightsaber
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 2392

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion - 2023

Allegiant placed a firm order for 50 737 MAXs: 30 173-seat MAX 7s and 20 200-seat MAX 8-200s. There's also the option for a further 50. Deliveries start this year. https://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-announces-purchase-50-boeing-737-aircraft Do we know when the ...

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Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 4253

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign - 2023

In my opinion, sales were constrained by production in 2022: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/airbus-canada-can-still-meet-its-objectives-at-mirabel-says-boss-1.6249480 "We've proven that we're capable of reaching the six-aircraft rate and we have activities to accelerate beyond six in 2023," h...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 41
Views: 10971

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion - 2023

Hi all, T-100 for October time for MX link is here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ioU0PNQDzzhO-6YancdGisXGByDOsb5Y?usp=sharing source data is the DOT published data through October 22 Summary of data: First few tabs are summary of the entire performance across all stations, then it works ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 235
Views: 39492

Re: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase

Discussion is no longer on the subject, a MTOW increase of the 787. Thread to be locked.

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by lightsaber
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 235
Views: 39492

Re: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase

When it comes to the A350 and 787, I think there’s been a bit of a role reversal between Airbus and Boeing. The 787-10 is to the A359 what the A333 was to the 772ER. The 772ER had better range-payload capabilities than the A333, but over its lifespan, the A333 improved so much that it was able to f...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 235
Views: 39492

Re: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase

I think this thread can be summed up by a remark from Fred earlier. If you need the lift, buy the lift. It really is that simple. Now the additional lift of the A359 comes with a premium. From most reports it is more costly to operate than the 787-10 and more expensive to purchase. But if you need ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's
Replies: 110
Views: 18393

Re: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's

Makes my wonder if it will replace the A319. I keep seeing the A220 will replace... So let's do an investigation. The FAA records cycles and hours, you find out at maintenance checks: https://sdrs.faa.gov/Query.aspx Put in the registration number minus the N and a date range. For example N104DU put...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's
Replies: 110
Views: 18393

Re: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's

Makes my wonder if it will replace the A319. I keep seeing the A220 will replace... So let's do an investigation. The FAA records cycles and hours, you find out at maintenance checks: https://sdrs.faa.gov/Query.aspx Put in the registration number minus the N and a date range. For example N104DU put...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 4253

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign - 2023

What do you think of another possibility, lightsaber? These may be, in part, compensation by Airbus for orders that will not be delivered on time. Yes, this is speculation on my part. But no real ramp-up of deliveries occurred in 2022. 48 deliveries in 2019 38 in 2020 50 in 2021 53 in 2022 (see Wik...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 4253

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign - 2023

Bummer on the Jet order. The A220 slowly acquires new customers, so it will happen. I'm not updating my list as I feel so many went "stale." 12x A220-300 for Delta. https://news.delta.com/delta-continues-expansion-fuel-efficient-airbus-a220-fleet From that link: Slated for delivery in 2026...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 41
Views: 10971

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion - 2023

Breeze performed its airport noise qualification demonstrations at SNA on Friday. Video from airport https://twitter.com/i/status/1614080074348728325 As noted, the noise qualification test was a Breeze with the A220. Here is the odd part, I flew my first GTF last week (DL A321NEO) and I was pleasan...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

My perception of Russia is like theirs: it is appears much weaker to me now than it appeared to be before the invasion. It will be ironical if Russia loses its status of being a major power thanks to its ambition to become an even more major power by conquering Ukraine. Yes, that is clearly the pat...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q4 Earnings Discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 22896

Re: US Airline Q4 Earnings Discussion

No, that's not it, and least not a major part of it. 3Q2022 Net Interest Expense, per respective carrier 10-Q SEC filings DL, $248 million UA, $455 Million AA, $499 million And AA ought to be seeing significant fuel and maintenance savings with its newer fleet, particularly relative to UA. Back to ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q4 Earnings Discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 22896

Re: US Airline Q4 Earnings Discussion

Why is Delta and United making so much while AA may have a potentially yearly Loss...can some explain...thank you in advance! (What is Delta and UA doing right and what is AA doing wrong) AA’s $33 Billion, to $39 Billion in debt? (Varies by source) No, that's not it, and least not a major part of i...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russian propaganda is working on preempting that. There is an "organization" (astroturfing, by all signs) "Soldiers' widows of Russia", who's going public: "Dear Leader, please press on to victory! Our husbands sacrificed their lives for THE CAUSE, and everyone else should ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jan 04, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

... Film of outright press-gangs in St. Petersburg. when I look at the men being conscripted, I do not see front line soldier material in that video. It is my opinion that in a year Russia will be short enough of young men that the women do something about this . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAB...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jan 04, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Apparently this was not an isolated incident. Ukraine have been hitting the staging area of the newly mobilized troop. How long will it take for the Russian to set up a decentralized troop distribution system? Can the old dog learn a new trick? bt To distribute, one needs a strong NCO corps. That i...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Apparently this was not an isolated incident. Ukraine have been hitting the staging area of the newly mobilized troop. How long will it take for the Russian to set up a decentralized troop distribution system? Can the old dog learn a new trick? bt To distribute, one needs a strong NCO corps. That i...

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by lightsaber
Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 372
Views: 124161

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

Production rate was supposed to be 6 per month in 2022. Now, because of the ramp and time delays, that means we should have expected deliveries of 65. Instead, the already noted 50. https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-05-airbus-provides-suppliers-with-an-update-on-production-plans...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551159

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Looks like your prediction is wrong. Southwest plans of flying 4000+ flights today - pretty much a normal schedule. That's what it said it would do yesterday, and it looks like that is what it will do. I'm personally impressed to see WN has performed today (so far). I personally was very skeptical ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551159

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I predict southwest has another huge day of cancellations or long delays Friday. g. Looks like your prediction is wrong. Southwest plans of flying 4000+ flights today - pretty much a normal schedule. That's what it said it would do yesterday, and it looks like that is what it will do. I'm personall...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551159

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

As this link notes, People have short memories of issues: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/southwest-s-silver-lining-memories-of-airline-gaffes-fade-fast/ar-AA15Mbwq Southwest vows this will "Never Again" happen: https://portal.staralliance.com/cms/news/hot-topics/2022-12-28/unali...

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by lightsaber
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551159

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

So what is WN's path out of this mess? Incremental recovery over a week? Better crisis management? That is the amazing thing, what is the recovery plan? It seems to be a manana approach. This is starting to "snowball" to other industries as cruise lines are not receiving passengers and pa...

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by lightsaber
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551159

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I am asking because there are a decent number of WN refugees that are buying-up tickets on other airlines and some stations every flight is literally sold out for days. That also have implications for other airlines that need space to reaccomodate IRROPs on their own passengers. Flights to DEN on U...

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by lightsaber
Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.
Replies: 43
Views: 10380

Re: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.

I would expect Airbus would be pushing the A220 to Scoot hard. The type does not have much success in East Asia except for the 10 ordered by Korean. Korean did not follow up with additional order too. Airbus can use some new orders in this market. While one would expect Airbus to bid the A220, I co...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 18, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757s retirement
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Boeing 757s retirement

The next 727, err..DC-9 err... MD-80 retirement thread. Seriously, the 757 has a limit of validity of 75,000 flight cycles or 150,000 flight hors: https://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/articles/2012_q4/pdfs/AERO_2012q4_article2.pdf Look up the oldest DL 757 https://www.airfleets.net/flottec...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-mystery- ... 77818.html


There are some interesting fires in there. A tire factory laying off 1,200 workers is a big deal.

We'll never know why many of these fires start.

Lightsaber
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Revelation wrote:
More careless smoking, this time at an oil refinery in Siberia:

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-mystery- ... 77818.html


There are some interesting fires in there. A tire factory laying off 1,200 workers is a big deal.

We'll never know why many of these fires start.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, RR & PW Risk Sharing Philosophies
Replies: 16
Views: 2744

Re: GE, RR & PW Risk Sharing Philosophies

I have tried to decipher the strategies Without Safran there wouldn't be a CFM56 engine. This is not a "GE engine". Look up the history, and you will find that this engine is developed from engines from both manufacturers, a true joining of technology and knowledge. CFM turned out to be a...

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?
Replies: 43
Views: 1722

Re: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?

My ex wife did not take my last name. She often gets asked, as is supposed to be required, to show a birth certificate when signing certain documents. I never get asked as my kids have my last name, but also obviously inherited my hair color. It might also be the teenage sarcasm, the always address ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3460

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

I'm the boss and it is hell getting people to go home this year. I just (this morning) came down with a cold and am working from home. People are asking me to come in anyway... No. I cannot have my whole team sick. We've gone back to the "hero" working through illness. Ugh. Lightsaber I a...

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 12, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 127648

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

I believe the lack of a new PowerPoint is of huge importance. I'm guessing autocorrect doesn't know "powerplant," but it's funny to think some management team cancels a program because the engineering team didn't do a good enough job updating their PPT. I missed that autocorrect. But yes,...

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3460

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

These bosses would do well to think that a single person, showing up with a flu, can knock out their entire operation with contagion. Sometimes it's not only about individual productivity, right? They would do well to think... but they don't. I'm the boss and it is hell getting people to go home th...

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 12, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1367
Views: 183809

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

When posting factual information, post a source (link). Otherwise the post must be clearly indicated as an opinion.

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 12, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 127648

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

https://www.airdatanews.com/embraer-to-postpone-launch-of-its-new-passenger-turboprop-report/ Here is a brief summary from another article. "However, economic, market and technical conditions would not be right at the moment, according to Aviation & Week." I think the lack of a new po...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 21690

Re: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022

When copying text from a link, fair use requires a limited copy. The rule is that if you copy so much, the link is unlikely to be clicked on, that is copywrite infringement. In general, Please copy only a paragraph. Obviously a judgement call on short articles.

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 21690

Re: Turkish Aviation Thread - December 2022

Movement stats for European airports through December 6th per Eurocontrol. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FjpenkmXwAMZ4De?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FjpenkmXwAMZ4De?format=jpg&name=medium I think we knew IST would eventually top the list, I honestly was mistaken and thou...

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by lightsaber
Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 329
Views: 83107

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Can the XLR profitably fly LAX-PPT, with ETOPS considerations in mind? Everyone talks about the Atlantic but are there any other pacific destinations from North America that could benefit from an XLR? One would assume Asia is too far (unless being flown from ANC). Maybe secondary Japan cities? SEA/...

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by lightsaber
Sat Dec 10, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 26972

Re: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022

I do see from some quick digging that the C919 has a higher OEW and lower MTOW versus the A320neo. It also has much less fuel capacity versus the A320neo (24,917L vs 26,725L) so I think you can start to see where the range is lost. If you see my edit on my post above, the range on wiki is there. It...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces the return of their A380’s
Replies: 24
Views: 7429

Re: Etihad announces the return of their A380’s

I too am pleasantly surprised the A380s are returning. I wonder how much China being closes down has reduced long haul demand and thus the business case for A380s.

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Border Force to strike at airports.
Replies: 34
Views: 5144

Re: UK Border Force to strike at airports.

Discuss the topic, not other users. Ad hominem attacks are not tolerated.

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 287366

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Please post a reference link for all images.

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by lightsaber
Wed Dec 07, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 112850

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

First flight of IAI's "big twin" 777-300ERSF has been delayed to January 2023, see (paywall) : https://cargofacts.com/allposts/conversions/iai-delays-777-300ersf-first-flight-to-early-2023/ Supply chain issues is the new "the dog ate my homework." While probably true, they need ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 453
Views: 117419

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

This is a 777x thread. Off topic posts have been deleted. Please post in the correct forum.

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by lightsaber
Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 112850

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

First flight of IAI's "big twin" 777-300ERSF has been delayed to January 2023, see (paywall) : https://cargofacts.com/allposts/conversions/iai-delays-777-300ersf-first-flight-to-early-2023/ Supply chain issues is the new "the dog ate my homework." While probably true, they need ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: United Airlines orders 100 787’s plus 100 options, orders 100 737MAX
Replies: 1154
Views: 296831

Re: Update: United Airlines nears order for over 100 787s - Bloomberg News

I didn’t realize how many passengers UA’s 788 carry, at what 240 seats ? that’s significantly more than even a ‘normally configured’ 763 which I believe would normally have about 210 passengers And the 787-9 only has 14 more seats than a 788 ?Quite a few less than their 77E Seems like the 788 is re...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872663

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Report that the Russian conscription has been so disorganised that the remaining electricians and repair-men are too few to maintain the power system in Russia. As a result, people are now having to go without heating until somebody is available. Bit like the Ukrainians, really - caused by Russia. ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine
Replies: 14
Views: 2402

Re: Airbus developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine

For the record, I am a huge fan of SAF. "I think that this is a far better and forward-looking approach than anything battery-powered. Green hydrogen is not here yet, at least at the desired cost, but I have no doubt that it will be in the not so distant future." Short answer: It depends. ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines to fly between Hawaii and the Cook Islands
Replies: 70
Views: 11329

Re: Hawaiian Airlines to fly between Hawaii and the Cook Islands

Nice. will it really be flown by an Airbus 330 though ? A321neo per the airline: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hawaiian-airlines-to-begin-service-between-hawaii-and-the-cook-islands-301690497.html The link notes once per week service. So it seems as if too small of demand for anything la...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL presence at CVG
Replies: 56
Views: 8019

Re: Future of DL presence at CVG

DL coming out of the pandemic still is a "smaller airline". Both due to the decisions they made during the pandemic and now amplified by the staffing issues at the regional airlines. CVG has not seem some of those resume two to the factors: 1) RJ routes that were heavily reliant upon busi...

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