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by flightsimer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I disagree their decision was based on "shiny jet syndrome" and likely has more to do with the post COVID economic situation. Thanks to COVID-19, PIT currently lacks international service and a has very limited domestic schedule compared to IAD/ORD. Even if things do ramp back up PIT it i...

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by flightsimer
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Looks like JST fell for the shiny jet syndrome. I disagree their decision was based on "shiny jet syndrome" and likely has more to do with the post COVID economic situation. Thanks to COVID-19, PIT currently lacks international service and a has very limited domestic schedule compared to ...

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by flightsimer
Sun May 17, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

It appears many of the AA park aircraft on the 28C/10C taxiway are gone. Were they moved to another location or were these ferried to the bone yard? The 7 330’s along with the 20 190’s which were the aircraft that mostly occupied the taxiway and runway closest to landslide have all been ferried out...

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by flightsimer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

FedEx likes to send planes on goofy routes like this so that if a plane in another city breaks down another can quickly swoop in and recover the cargo Thanks. Haven’t seen that before. Also, was watching arrivals to MEM last night and others took that southern route to MEM as the northeast arrival ...

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by flightsimer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6218

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

There is definitely a difference between paints. On our fleet of 175’s, the AA delivered 175’s have a slightly different tone to them then our Ex-Airways 175’s. Ive always chalked it up to variances in paint shops and paint batches.

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by flightsimer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Looks like Spirit wants to quit service to PIT and LBE for the moment and still get bailout money https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/1248011415576690689?s=20 I've been kinda suprised that the have been maintaining the level of service that they have. Also, not that it's a surprise, but UA has bee...

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by flightsimer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Don’t have to worry about our 200s anymore! Are the -200s just stored or are they finished? I believe they are finished, unless the plans have changed recently, as the plan was to retire them in favor of the 700's and 900's. Or E170’s... Up until the COVID stuff started, Management at Republic fina...

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by flightsimer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Do you think American Airlines will park any other aircraft types in PIT? Also, does anyone think any other airlines will use PIT to park any aircraft from their fleet? Republic, I believe had already began storing planes before the first 330 showed up. We have 15 planes stored between the hangar a...

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by flightsimer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

ZERO PLANS to builds to a new terminal in your 5 year old forecast ... just expansion of existing facilities It's the current master plan, they just completed a new terminal prior to that, and yes, expansion of existing facilities. $6 billion worth of projects over 20 years. If they had the space P...

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by flightsimer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

So I have a curious question why is it that it costs a billion dollars to build the new terminal, now to be clear I have no issues with the price or the fact that they building a new one, when it costs $400 million to build tower at PNC plaza which is a skyscraper. I'm assuming that it's because it...

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by flightsimer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

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 flightsimer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I'm guessing 28R would be used for takeoffs and maybe landings, provided no aircraft would need that taxiway for repositioning? I suppose they could just taxi down the runway and then navigate a very tight U-ie right at the end of the runway. I forget if that's a 150-foot or 200-foot-wide runway......

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by flightsimer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Purely anecdotal but I just did a PIT-LAX-PIT r/t on NK as part of a larger itinerary. Outbound about 100 empty seats, although it was Superbowl Sunday. But the return was not much better, I'd say about half empty. Not very encouraging. I was on the flight with you on Sunday lol. 93 open is what I ...

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by flightsimer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

You're director is demolishing the gates BREEZE will need to have a footprint at PIT Oh please... we have lost a few gates so far in this process and yet there is still an entire knuckle not being used as well as two gates on the A knuckle with no bridges. The knuckles being removed are the very la...

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by flightsimer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 510
Views: 88699

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I would love to see PDX/LAX/SAN on the A220's. Maybe AUS/SAT/MSY? From the recent Cranky Flier interview, it seems like they have some of those longer thin routes in mind for the A220s when they arrive. That was screaming PIT-SAN, especially. You're director is demolishing the gates BREEZE will nee...

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by flightsimer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise
Replies: 24
Views: 2480

Re: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise

Don’t forget, Qantas was a leading airline on the development team on the 777 Series and they went no where with that...

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by flightsimer
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

DFW-YYC is 1523NM, not sure if that runs year round or not.

But MIA-MSP is operated year round and comes in a close 2nd place at 1501NM.

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by flightsimer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Near zero. The 170 isn't very efficient in a 65 seat layout which is what would be required for it to fit in scope without sacrificing 76-seat aircraft. AA has chosen that the CR7 will fill that role. Also, the CR7 is a more capable aircraft than the 170 in my opinion. I have no idea what will happ...

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by flightsimer
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

In the PIT thread, mention was made of a new Sun Country Check-in Counter

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by flightsimer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

While we're on the topic of parking configurations can anyone figure out how they intend to use the reconstructed C pad? The numbering makes zero sense. 1-3-2-4-6-5-7? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48936606058_5e585804ce_b.jpg The previous pad was perpendicular to C/B taxiways. Because of thi...

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by flightsimer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

Re: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I see those E175 are being re registered as N***JQ to add on to the current numbering scheme of their Delta Connection jets. Where did the JQ come from? Thanks. Could be something similar to the 175s operated for US, which had N***HQ regs. Both sets of tail numbers are holdovers from the Chautauqua...

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by flightsimer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

that’d be five Delta flights. On EMB 170s and 175s…its a lot of capacity, and not great loads given the fare levels. I was just going to say, we operate 5 flights a day, 4 175’s and one 170 I believe. Every random day I checked has 5 flights a day until January when some of the weekend days I rando...

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by flightsimer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

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

Gojet Airlines Crj-700ER / 69 seats 2002- 8 -Delta owned 2003 -6-Delta owned 2004-6 -Delta owned CRJ-900-LR/76 Seats 2008 - 7 - Wilmington Trust trust lease - Delta most likely holds the lease. Compass airlines ERJ -175-LR /76 seats 2007- 9 -Delta owned 2008-27-Delta owned Republic airlines ERJ-170...

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by flightsimer
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

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

Gojet Airlines Crj-700ER / 69 seats 2002- 8 -Delta owned 2003 -6-Delta owned 2004-6 -Delta owned CRJ-900-LR/76 Seats 2008 - 7 - Wilmington Trust trust lease - Delta most likely holds the lease. Compass airlines ERJ -175-LR /76 seats 2007- 9 -Delta owned 2008-27-Delta owned Republic airlines ERJ-170...

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by flightsimer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Meanwhile, AA and DL appear to have updated their November schedules. - The 4:15pm MIA flight has been upgraded from an E145 to an E175. Also of note for UA... beginning in October, Republic will slowly start to take over IAD-PIT from Mesa. Does that make it 3 daily 175's or is it just the normal f...

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by flightsimer
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

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

Well the worst kept secret is finally out. Compass knew its days were numbered for at least a year, if not more. Flying in the US West will be so much more pleasurable and reliable with Compass out of the DL system. I agree. Operationally they're a nightmare. As someone else said, though, really lo...

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by flightsimer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

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

Do Compass or GoJet own/lease directly any of the aircraft they fly for Delta, or are they all DL-owned? Those two represent just 65 of the 445 frames flown as Delta Connection 12/31/18. Compass - all DL owned. GoJet - all CRJ7s DL owned, all CRJ9s leased from Nordic Aviation Capital. I don't belie...

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by flightsimer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

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

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Skywest isn't going to be getting out of DTW & MSP, they are heavily entrenched within the core operations of these hubs.

The intent is to get OO out of JFK/LGA/BOS.

Actually, I have heard the 175's will be leaving those airports soon.

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by flightsimer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40577

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

I'm curious how this will impact Delta in the long run with their regional operations. I do believe that there will be short term operational benefits, but at the same time, by reducing the number of carriers and creating geographic regions for them they are creating their own vendor lock-in that m...

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by flightsimer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

[twoid][/twoid] The drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh is not bad at all. You can get from Cleveland to Beaver in almost the same amount of time it takes to get from Beaver to downtown. Really? Even from northern Beaver County, it's probably twice as long to get to CLE is it is to get to Downtown Pi...

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by flightsimer
Fri May 17, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

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

MIflyer12 wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
JBo wrote:

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


ManaAir is just a shell company for United.


Everything I can find points to United as a minority owner of ManaAir.

Which just means they only own 49%

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by flightsimer
Sat May 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

ConcourseZ wrote:
For those who work at the airport, are there ever any landings on 14?

I watched a C130 land on it while I was working on the Charlie pad a few years back.

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by flightsimer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Looks like one of Republic's hangars will be repurposed for a robotics project involving CMU and the USAF. https://blueskypit.com/2019/04/29/robots-and-laser-beams-coming-to-pit/?fbclid=IwAR0TWWdia8ycTO6pJwfvKGchj6t8n6s-43XQQ0pw92qV3AKQOeSN4OnrpVs Didn't know it is a 'former" Republic hanger. ...

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by flightsimer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The Antonov brought in a large crane this week, not sure what it exactly was for. The aircraft is planned to depart on Sunday evening. Anyway, it looks like G4 plans to start selling their own tickets on PIT-CUN. Here is what Midwestindy posted in the IND thread: G4 basically confirmed it will be f...

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by flightsimer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Also, interesting to see BOS is moving to all-E170 considering B6 is all-E190 on the route. Battle Boston continues to rage on between DL and B6. DL is trashing the load factors on Pit-Bos but they both seem to be in for the long haul. B6 famously boasted that Bos-Pit was one of the most profitable...

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by flightsimer
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 9254

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

I flew a STL-MIA leg on one of them, and we flew through some pretty thick storm clouds over FLL. The plane dropped like a rock for about fifty feet, then lurched upwards again. Everyone sleeping woke up! 50 feet, huh? Five stories? Did everybody live? DLX, you do realize wings are sized to provide...

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by flightsimer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 301017

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As much as it's great to hear about new airlines and destinations coming to PIT, I'm worried VC is going to be OneJet 2.0. They just recently added CAE less than two weeks ago, and it looks like they're adding PIT, MEM, BHM and RDU all at once. I feel like they're expanding too rapidly. They also h...

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by flightsimer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

When will Envoy open up another E175 base? Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ...

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by flightsimer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219639

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The Atlas 747 is indeed the Chargers charter. A friend of mine brought it in.

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by flightsimer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219639

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A WN B738 (N8509U) operating WN1486 PIT-RSW was forced to return to Pittsburgh on Wednesday after suffering a bird strike while departing RWY 28R. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNnQrxAro2/ Aircraft is currently parked outside of Republic's hangars as of this afternoon. Perfect timing then as it's no...

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by flightsimer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 14154

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

I hope they will do something nice for the retirement. Something like ORD-STL-DFW for the last flights. Hopefully Delta will do the same with something such as DFW-CVG-ATL since that's where their MD-88's spent most of their days. Highly doubt they will do STL. American does not seem to appreciate ...

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by flightsimer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219639

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Lots of C-17 touch-and-goes this afternoon and into the evening. Are the first delivered tails now on station? None on station yet but oddly enough, there is a C-130H over by Atlantic this morning that still has 911th AW markings, Pittsburgh tail flash, etc. I thought all 8 of them had officially b...

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by flightsimer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 9254

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

I'll take a 175 over a 145 or CRJ in turbulence any day of the week.

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by flightsimer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 102
Views: 24990

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

Technically no, Singapore Airlines Group was the first to operate all 3 variants of the 787. Scoot Airways has the 787-8/9 and SQ itself has the 787-10 CEO of Boeing, Kevin McAllister said it at 5:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsk58pSKCY Talk about being picky!!! Let's just say, "UNDER T...

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by flightsimer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Pure rumor at this point, but on another site, it was said that Republic may reallocate E170's in 65 seat configuration for American, according to a senior person in management during a recent Indoc meet and greet. Been rumored for a while that AA would go down the route of using the E170 as the 65...

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by flightsimer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.
Replies: 24
Views: 3852

Re: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.

Interesting add for sure. Can CRJ-700/900s land at HHH? If so, I can see DL adding service to ATL down the road. Can they? Yes. Can they when they're full, tankering fuel, gusty conditions, or on a contaminated runway? Not consistently, even if only 1/4 of those conditions are present. The 175 has ...

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by flightsimer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 998
Views: 175868

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I have been trying get a grasp on what the ultimate regional plan is for AA moving forward.. is the following summary at least a moderately accurate assessment of where things will be within 12-18 months? CRJ2- down to around 20 frames, all with PSA ERJ140- around 50 frames, all with Envoy ERJ145- ...

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by flightsimer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219639

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The airport needs more space for additional security lines and the customs level in C desperately needs upgraded. The "needs more space for additional security lines" argument is the one steadfast reason used for "needing" this new terminal. I have never ever (even the the most ...

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by flightsimer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 219639

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

JamesRenard wrote:
Boutique started service to JST today, taking over from Southern Airways Express.

Anybody catch a glimpse of a Pilatus?


I departed this morning from A14 and it was parked next to us at A16.

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by flightsimer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7620

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

American's new livery sometimes has subtle differences on the tail. Many have pointed out that the red/orange/scarlet coloring on the tailfins is not always painted the same on every jet. I believe this was also mainly on the regional jets, not mainline aircraft. At Republic, our AA delivered 175's...

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