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by superbizzy73
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexican Made Military Plane
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Maxican Made Military Plane

I don't know about military applications, but it sure looks like it would be a fun personal aircraft. Looks pretty cool!

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by superbizzy73
Sun May 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 3205

Re: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer

Boeing could have had a heck of a deal if the Embraer deal worked out. Offering up a package deal of EMB 312 Tucano's along with the T-7 and all of the parts, pieces, training, CBT's, etc. would have been pretty sweet. Not sure about the pricing (or the actual feasibility of said deal), but one coul...

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by superbizzy73
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)
Replies: 147
Views: 28687

Re: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 09.article
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Not sure if this belongs here, but it looks like "Armed Overwatch" has a demonstration timeframe set.

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 09.article

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by superbizzy73
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Re: Airport construction projects question

This article was as of March 17th, but at that time the work on the new International Arrivals Facility at KSEA seems to have work continuing on it. Since then, the Washington State governor has issued a "stay home, stay safe" mandate. I know certain construction projects are affected, but...

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by superbizzy73
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dent Appears in Engine Cowling During Spool-Up
Replies: 16
Views: 6587

Re: Dent Appears in Engine Cowling During Spool-Up

Just a side question...is there always that much debris on the runways there? Looks like they cleaned the runway off pretty good at rotation. Seems like a bad area to be in take off or full reverse thrust to have all that on the runway.

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by superbizzy73
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7417

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

I wonder if SkyCourier’s would have a future with them?

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by superbizzy73
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189648

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

Alaska B738 N512AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N512AS ...so no more “Dreamliner” livery? Definitely liked seeing that one fly around. I always thought of that as Boeing’s house livery. There was an orange version for the 748. Seems that livery was...

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by superbizzy73
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189648

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N512AS


...so no more “Dreamliner” livery? Definitely liked seeing that one fly around.
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jgcotter wrote:
Alaska B738 N512AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N512AS


...so no more “Dreamliner” livery? Definitely liked seeing that one fly around.

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by superbizzy73
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1663
Views: 315035

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Delta350 wrote:
What’s the registration of the plane that will take flight?



N779XX


I don't mean to be rude and correct you, but I think it's N779XW...

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by superbizzy73
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC125 Diversion to SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4903

AC125 Diversion to SEA

I was at work and noticed a couple of peculiar things happen last night (November 3rd). Traffic was taking off to the north out of KSEA, and I noticed a SW 737 turning and climbing out to the west much earlier than they usually turn. Then, I saw an aircraft (which I later identified as AC125) arrivi...

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by superbizzy73
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9323

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

To the original post...if you put AvGas in a turboprop (yep, staying with that name), then you’re fired...

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by superbizzy73
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure
Replies: 16
Views: 6873

Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461765/

A rather interesting update. I wonder how extensive the inspection is and how it might affect availability of aircraft?
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461765/

A rather interesting update. I wonder how extensive the inspection is and how it might affect availability of aircraft?

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by superbizzy73
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15090

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

cledaybuck wrote:
superbizzy73 wrote:
When’s the last time Boeing brought up someone internally from the ranks?
Seriously? Dennis Muilenburg is a Boeing lifer.

Very true. I totally let that one go by...thank you for setting me right.

Bottom line is that hopefully something can be done to right the ship.

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by superbizzy73
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15090

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

If they think cutting the head (McAllister) off the snake that has become BCA is going to solve anything, the board is totally delusional. As others have stated, this all began with the “merger” with McDonnell Douglas. There were those in Boeing management at the time that said M.D. should just be l...

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by superbizzy73
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure
Replies: 16
Views: 6873

Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Just curious, is this the first -115b to have an uncontained engine failure?

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by superbizzy73
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure
Replies: 16
Views: 6873

Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... re-461641/

Didn’t see this posted, and my previous post was deleted for some reason. Anyone know more info on this?
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... re-461641/

Didn’t see this posted, and my previous post was deleted for some reason. Anyone know more info on this?

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by superbizzy73
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26680

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

Another Boeing bash. Give it up please. The care and maintenance of interiors is pretty much an operator issue. Some do it better than others. Thank you for bringing this up. The Boeing-bashing on A.net is getting out of hand. (Stepping off my soapbox...back to your regularly scheduled programming.)

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by superbizzy73
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256501

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Touchdown!

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by superbizzy73
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17788

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

Just an observation (and I’m not trying to speculate anything), but shouldn’t the starboard propeller (the one that survived the rocks) be more flat-pitched if they were in beta? I’m no Saab 2000 expert by any means, but it seems to me like the angle of the propellers is just...wrong. They'll shut ...

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by superbizzy73
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17788

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

Just an observation (and I’m not trying to speculate anything), but shouldn’t the starboard propeller (the one that survived the rocks) be more flat-pitched if they were in beta? I’m no Saab 2000 expert by any means, but it seems to me like the angle of the propellers is just...wrong.

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by superbizzy73
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why have we not seen multi mode missiles?
Replies: 13
Views: 9462

Re: Why have we not seen multi mode missiles?

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/that-ti ... ided-bomb/

How about a multi-mode bomb? (Sorry, couldn't resist... :D )
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https://theaviationgeekclub.com/that-ti ... ided-bomb/

How about a multi-mode bomb? (Sorry, couldn't resist... :D )

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by superbizzy73
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60393

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

What does this do to the 748F line. I wonder Just my opinion, but I think the -8F still has its niche. With a main cargo hold 20 ft. wide, a floor space of over 30,000 sq. ft., being able to lift over 300,000 lbs., and having nose-loading capability, the Queen still has her place. Not really anythi...

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by superbizzy73
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60393

Re: GECAS and IAI to build 777-300ER Cargo Conversion

That spells the death on the 747-8F I see there is an existing thread for this https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1433187 Just noticed that. Mods, delete this one as you see fit. Btw, I disagree about the 747-8F...short of an Antanov or C-5, there's no other cargo bird that can...

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by superbizzy73
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60393

GECAS and IAI to build 777-300ER Cargo Conversion

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-461491/

Looks like they have the floor issue figured out. Who do you think the Prime customers are for this (pun definitely intended)?
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-461491/

Looks like they have the floor issue figured out. Who do you think the Prime customers are for this (pun definitely intended)?

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by superbizzy73
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Wasn’t it stated a while ago by the AS CEO that, while they like what the A32* is doing for them, it doesn’t have a long term future with AS? (Thought I remember reading that somewhere...my memory is definitely not what it used to be.)

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by superbizzy73
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12437

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

It doesn’t look like it was a tug that stopped the cart but a baggage-loading vehicle. It was a towbarless pushback vehicle. Although the agent that stopped the runaway vehicle with a pushback tug may have acted fast...and succeeded...that is definitely not SOP and shouldn't have been attempted. Th...

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by superbizzy73
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blisks: Can We Cut From Whole Cloth?
Replies: 5
Views: 6581

Re: Blisks: Can We Cut From Whole Cloth?

My bad, I was thinking composites. Now my interest is piqued...I wonder if there is any way to repair a CMC part?

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by superbizzy73
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12437

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

Lektro to the rescue! (Recognize that red on any ramp...)

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by superbizzy73
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blisks: Can We Cut From Whole Cloth?
Replies: 5
Views: 6581

Re: Blisks: Can We Cut From Whole Cloth?

Just devil’s advocate, but what would happen if one blade was damaged? Repair technology has improved over the years, but something like a blade with that much rotational mass would definitely put a lot of stress on the repair. The idea of a single unit like that would look absolutely amazing, and p...

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by superbizzy73
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing MQ-25 flies for the first time
Replies: 32
Views: 14169

Boeing MQ-25 flies for the first time

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/ ... st-flight/

Congratulations to Boeing and the US Navy for this milestone. Here’s hoping the project goes forward without any major hiccups. Boeing really needs this one to go smoothly.
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https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/ ... st-flight/

Congratulations to Boeing and the US Navy for this milestone. Here’s hoping the project goes forward without any major hiccups. Boeing really needs this one to go smoothly.

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by superbizzy73
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

FGITD wrote:
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-042916a-space-shuttle-inspiration-slf.html

Space shuttle Inspiration.

Space shuttle mock up built to promote the design proposal.


Makes total sense now. It is sitting level because of the moving dolly. Thank you for the info...

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by superbizzy73
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Something about it doesn't look right. Maybe it's just me, but the shadow doesn't look correct. I've always seen the Space Shuttle sitting nose down, kind of like a hot rod car. That shadow definitely makes it look like it's sitting level, or even nose-up. Just my opinion, by the way...

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by superbizzy73
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker refueling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Tanker refueling question

If I remember correctly (definitely take this with a grain of salt), when we fueled KC-10’s, the could take fuel at right around 1000 gallons per minute. The KC-135’s were around 500-600 gpm. I’m thinking the KC-46 would be able to take around 1000 gpm, just like the 767.

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by superbizzy73
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 19175

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

Is lowest possible production cost the best option in 2021 though considering what's happened with their premier civilian aircraft and their air force tanker in the last few months? When I step into a max 737 in 2020 I'd rather it was built like a Miele vacuum cleaner than a whirlpool washing machi...

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by superbizzy73
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Seattle route
Replies: 11
Views: 3984

Re: British Airways 747 Seattle route

Just friendly advice...definitely check when you book your flight. BA also flies the 777-200ER into KSEA as well (as you probably might know). If memory serves me correctly, they’ve even flown in the 777-300ER’s on occasion. So, I’d definitely check when you decide to book it.

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by superbizzy73
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 19175

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

Let me preface this by saying it’s my opinion, but the worst thing Boeing has done was take over McDonnell Douglas and bring over their management. The phrases “lost their way” and “corporate raiders” were used extensively in my family, most who have worked for and retired from Boeing. The best move...

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by superbizzy73
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do each of the US3 have maintenance bases for each aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Re: Where do each of the US3 have maintenance bases for each aircraft type?

What kind of maintenance does DL do at their big hangar at KSEA?

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by superbizzy73
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12423

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

I still think the 175-E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any of the scope-clause issues, are they? They’d be a good fit at Horizon. But their Q400s still have some life left in them. And their E175s are brand new (the oldest had their first flight in 2017). They don’t need to order fo...

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by superbizzy73
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12423

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

I still think the 175-E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any of the scope-clause issues, are they?

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by superbizzy73
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unusual Go Around
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Unusual Go Around

Could it be one of those aircraft that check instrument approaches and such? I know in the US, the FAA has Lear 60’s that check airports in a similar fashion as that video, and, as I recall, they don’t show up on any of the flight tracking apps.

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by superbizzy73
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 11523

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

As a side note, somewhere there’s video of RA001 taking off out of KBFI with one of the 777 engines, and the engine has a couple compressor stalls as the aircraft rotated and takes off. Pretty impressive “boom-boom-boom”...

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by superbizzy73
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE12 diversion to KSFO
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

KE12 diversion to KSFO

I was perusing through Flightradar24 last night, and noticed KE12 LAX-ICN did a turn just off the southern Oregon coast and diverted to SFO. Curiosity has got the better of me...anyone know what the emergency was? Thank you for any information.

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by superbizzy73
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 25878

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

HALFA wrote:
superbizzy73 wrote:
I’m assuming the Seattle Seahawks are with DL this year again?


Hawaiian Airlines will be flying the Seahawks again this year. Look for an HA A330 in MSP on 8/17 as the Seahawks will play the Vikings in Minneapolis.


I completely forgot they flew with HA last year. Thanks for the update.

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by superbizzy73
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 25878

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

I’m assuming the Seattle Seahawks are with DL this year again?

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by superbizzy73
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 10539

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

“Without fuel, pilots (and passengers) are pedestrians.”

All kidding aside, to have your fueling system go down was one of my worst nightmares working in the industry. I truly hope they get the problem alleviated quickly. A situation like that can have ramifications on operations for days.

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by superbizzy73
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3396

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ew-459666/

737-8200 is not new or a rebrand, even though the “experts” think it is.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ew-459666/

737-8200 is not new or a rebrand, even though the “experts” think it is.

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by superbizzy73
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 185 ATL-PVG diversion to SEA on July 8th
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: DL 185 ATL-PVG diversion to SEA on July 8th

tjerome wrote:
Passenger medical


Thank you for the info.

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by superbizzy73
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 185 ATL-PVG diversion to SEA on July 8th
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

DL 185 ATL-PVG diversion to SEA on July 8th

On Monday evening, I saw a Delta 777-200LR flying over Seattle on its way to SEA. Seeing a -200LR around here is pretty rare. I checked Flightradar24, and it showed its intended trip from ATL to PVG. Anyone have info as to why it diverted? Just an avgeek here who’s curiosity has got the best of him.

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by superbizzy73
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 16006

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

“Big order”? Please. 30 (50) out of, what, 5000+? Everyone’s getting into the Boeing bashing now. After all, they are the easy target. Now, if Southwest or United cancel their entire orders (which is absolutely not going to happen), print “big order” in bold letters. I’ve never been a fan of the “ba...

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