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by FlyHossD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United's Fleet Questions

1. With the last quarterly announcement, UA announced that they're acquiring 19 used 73Gs. All the new 737s on order are Max aircraft. At used prices, the 73Gs apparently make sense especially over a new fleet type. 2. UAL has spend a boatload of resources to improve the AIrbus' dispatch reliability...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 12962

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

You do realize that this is exactly what they are trying to fix with not only the great hall overhaul, (which is taking 3x the amount of traffic it was designed for), but also the concourse refurbishments? The dining and shopping generate the revenue that helps pay for the operations of the airport...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9300

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Just when you thought AAs work culture couldn’t get any more cuddly.


Positively warm and fuzzy!

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10396

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I just hope she gets the help she needs.

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by FlyHossD
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20455

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

[*]

Tommo4828 wrote:
Was that a flapless take off?


Couldn’t tell, but I’m wondering the same thing.

Or was this an intersection take off?

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22345

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

So he was held only because of being near the other dude? I don’t get it. If he wasn’t intoxicated and was being held because the Capt was, that’s some kind of backward crap right there. It is a bit of a head-scratcher, isn't it? But I suspect there's more to the story. The question is, will we eve...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 77
Views: 11553

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

I think we are deep in 2020 already. What I heard most recently is that the FAA won't do anything until the EU certifies the plane as safe to provide political cover. Figure out when that will happen and you might know the answer. My guess is that the EU has deferred on a lot of this to the FAA so ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15708

Re: Tower Air

I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today? While I didn't fly on Tower Air, I had a few relatives who did. The fares were cheap indeed, but the service wasn't necessarily even the same day (my mother has a great story about trying to ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Re: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW

According to AA.com the aircraft was 32 minutes late arriving into AUS and was at the gate for 52 minutes. That's not an unusual amount of time.

Is there any evidence that the water cannon salute was the cause of the delay? Again, the prior flight arrived late into AUS.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future aircraft of Essential Air Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: The future aircraft of Essential Air Service?

Your premised isn't entirely correct. That is, the 50 seats RJs aren't completely leaving the fleets for DL, UA and AA. IIRC, UA recently added CRJ2s and is adding converted CRJ7s in a new 50 seat configuration. I suspect that the trend for EAS is already being shown. You'll see more single engine t...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?

De-icing and anti-icing fluids might be worth some investigation, too. Good luck.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6533

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

In 1985(?), wasn't there a severe line of thunderstorms that collapsed Comair's hangar roof at CVG? IIRC, there were around 10 aircraft in the hangar at the time.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17748

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

\Except maintaining ETOPS for aircraft isn't free. There's also the weight penalty. There are certainly examples where U.S. carriers have both ETOPS and non-ETOPS within the same fleet sub-type. Managing complexity is part of the deal with running a big carrier in the 21st century. Yet UA upgraded ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7900

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

A few comments... Yes, WN served DEN/Stapleton in the early 80's - 1981 or '82 as I recall. Their service lasted about a year (I worked at DEN at the time). IMHO, WN's large presence at DEN today is the result of seizing an opportunity. F9 was still relatively new and unstable and not able to go hea...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Aircraft B757-224 line number 3123 (N26123) has started being dismantled and prepared for aircraft salvage due to major structural damage. Engines and APU are in the process of being removed. Any salvageable parts are being kept once approved by engineering. The rest will be dismantled on site. Thi...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

One simple question please! Can someone shed any light or facts on: Can a 737MAX-10, with lie flat First, PE, E+ & tiny Y (or some other configuration with Lie Flat First...make a TATL route? Or only Transcontinental? The 737 Max 10 will have the least range of the Max Variants. No it’s not goi...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2570
Views: 334769

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It'd be a nightmare if it emerges that they all need hardware rework! I'm guessing that is where things are going. No technical basis for this guess, of course. It's just in the past their estimation for s/w fix was "a couple of weeks". Now it was immediately 3-4 months, and later CEO is ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to see/do in Christchurch, New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Things to see/do in Christchurch, New Zealand

ChCh is still very much recovering from the earthquakes, even many years later. The scars are still apparent... ...Rent a car. Drive other places. If you visit ChCh without visiting other parts of the South Island, you're missing a golden opportunity. The train to Greymouth and the Botanic Garden a...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8074

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

What would it look like for the shares manager to work against UA? It’s not like the networks overlap that much. Working against UA's interest could take several forms, such as supporting or joining an alliance other than the Star Alliance. UA would be outraged if that happened, wouldn't they? So i...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23962

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Well there have been so many Mickey Mouse airlines over the past 50 years they should fit right in! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:) I bow down to you and this comment. You win the internet today. I love it... A senior captain I flew with many years ago always wore a Mickey Mouse tie tac and one day...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8074

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

Default wouldn’t necessarily lead to control either. Going back to my example, if I default on my mortgage, Bank of America forecloses on my house, and you buy the house at the foreclosure sale, there’s a good argument that Bank of America never controlled it. But, it’s a close question - perhaps m...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Could it Be a matter of Ownership of the B764's What might be the Lease terms? Those airplanes did NOT come new from the factory to S-CO. So? The Ownership of those airframes could be what's holding them up in being reconfigured. I've seen this happen before from the B747-100's to the B777's where ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...I thought it was 137 orders 99 on 12. Jul. 2012 - United - Airlines MAX orders 38 on 27. Dec. 2016 - United - Airlines MAX orders UAL had 65 737-700 ordered until Kirby came on board. This was then converted to 4 737-800s (already delivered) and 61 737-9Max aircraft, 14 (?) already delivered. Th...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

impilot.Look, I have a slight company to union bent since I hate conflict in a company, but can't we work together? UA has turned it around adding scores of mainline aircraft since the merger... Isn't it a win-win scenario vs. a hard line reduced growth scenario? This seems to be a case of "fo...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...Ideally, I think a good outcome for the pilots, would be a hard cap on regional flying altogether, with more flexibility for planes seating up to 76 seats, including the E2-175, in exchange for a guaranteed order for 75-100 E2-195's or A220's. Management would get a lot of fleet flexibility, mor...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3373

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

Why is there even a thread on this? WX diversions and go-arounds happen every single day (probably at least 100 times per day). Nothing scary about a flight operating within the normal bounds, perhaps if one of the go-arounds was due to an aircraft or something on the runway, I could understand it ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8074

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

Default wouldn’t necessarily lead to control either. Going back to my example, if I default on my mortgage, Bank of America forecloses on my house, and you buy the house at the foreclosure sale, there’s a good argument that Bank of America never controlled it. But, it’s a close question - perhaps m...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8074

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

...That said, it’s generally not the case that a creditor has control by virtue of the default provisions of a loan if no default has occurred. The pilots’ position seems analogous to saying that Bank of America controls my house because it is the mortgage holder and can foreclose in the event of d...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8074

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

I can see where the union is coming from actually. If the contract states something to the effect of 'any flying done by united or a company owned or controlled by united' they would have a point, since Avianca now is majority controlled and owned by united. That is likely similar to what their con...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40122

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

reminds me of the World DC-10 accident in BWI in 2009. Similar damage on that DC-10 and 757s aren’t in high demand anymore. This is also an old plane, so it’s beer cans soon. Maybe one of the real UA 757s can come in and replace it. Real UA 757's? 9+ years past the merger announcement and some peop...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...It has struck me that United is making no efforts to purchase new smaller jets (A319 or B737-700) or mid size jets (A320 pr B737-800) . They do have plans to add 34 used A319s. Instead they are spending all their money on twin aisle jets and larger B737-900ER and now MAX 9/10s.. What is up with ...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

Re: ORD Runways

I work in Chicago ATC and if I had to guess I would say west flow about 60% of the time. Today for example we are east flow as the current winds are 050 at 14. It has nothing to do with construction or anything like that, just the winds or sometimes weather. If the winds are real bad and we are for...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363139

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I thought it looked passable when it was presented in the hangar. In the real world it is not a good look. UA blew it ... again. I saw it at ORD recently and thought it was better in person than the photos. So I was somewhat dubious at first - didn't like it, but didn't hate it either - and I'm a b...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19882

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Delta added a section in the system and made it bookable, AA pushed over the e-tickets or DL pulled them over and the flight was completed as a standard commercial flight. The A/C was probably going to be a repo anyway, might as well make some money on it. I have always pushed for airlines to use t...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4995

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

Used to hand fly the entire leg on the 727 just for fun on the shorter legs, it was such a delight to fly I particularly remember sectors like IAH-SAT and EWR-DCA where I never turned on the autopilot When I was IAH based, I used to hand fly IAH-AUS and/or AUS-IAH just for the sake of proficiency. ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much a retraining is needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: How much a retraining is needed?

Check out FAR 61-107a as it lays out requirements for operations above FL250. This may only apply to those seeking PIC authority, but if you have never operated at high altitude it may well be worth taking a look, Typical course lasts 5 days / $5000USD. Mandatory if you want to take the FAA ATP wri...

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

It appears both AS and CO ordered a small amount of 900's before the ER. What are the primary structural differences between the two airplanes? I know the ER is probably heavier with a higher MTW. I did once have a flight in 2012, BOS-PDX, swapped from a 800 to a 900. It had about 20 open seats. I ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 30, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

blacksoviet wrote:
At the time of the merger, Continental had a fleet of 12 737-924s. These are no longer listed as part of the United fleet. Who operates them now?


They're part of the United fleet now - saw one about 2 weeks ago. The UA 739s are numbered 401-412, then 739ERs 413-479(?) and 801-849 and 880-899.

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by FlyHossD
Sun May 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13731

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

\ The UA changes for July likely have to do with their MAX grounding window being extended from July 1st to the middle of August, hence the close-in adjustments. it also seems to reflect a staffing issue at a UA Express carrier. That makes more sense. I can’t believe they are doing MAX cancels 30 d...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 25, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video
Replies: 10
Views: 4599

Re: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video

If I had a penny for every accident caused by a Captain ‘countermanding’ a go around initiated by their FO Nearly always a bad decision, reminds me of the Qantas 744 that overran the runway in Bangkok, FO wanted to go around but the Captain took over with disastrous results Wasn't a similar decisio...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D
Replies: 12
Views: 3864

Re: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D

Because the B1900 is so ugly (with all of its extra aerodynamic fins and stabilons) it doesn’t fly, instead it’s repelled from the Earth. It is not the sleekest machine I’ve never seen so many things hanging off an aircraft to make it fly right IIRC (it's been a lot of years), the 1900s were dispat...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 15, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11156

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

Reading the OP, I was wondering if this might devolve into a parody.

Like: WNTS: I'm just here to meet my Tinder date.

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by FlyHossD
Tue May 14, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19880

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Does scope affect ground ops or any outstation contracting? Don’t think so. As far as I know, scope, as referenced in all scope discussions regarding new RJs, references one thing and that’s pilots (and by association, FAs). And it’s contained in mainline pilot contracts, not in any other corporate...

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by FlyHossD
Tue May 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2078
Views: 364761

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...CO 767-224's flew GE Engines and at the time were different from the United -222's so it would have been maybe a headache they didn't want to have. Anyway? United didn't suffer from the lack of B767's then or Now.. The CO 762s were very useful on the Europe to EWR (westbound) flights during the ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun May 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142331

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

They were too far away from the tower to visually inspect the gear. Usually that’s accomplished by a low pass, they were nowhere near the field when they went around. With an uncontrolled fire onboard, there's no way I'd spend the time to do a fly-by of the tower to inspect the gear; it would be mo...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)
Replies: 17
Views: 3839

Re: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)

So is this a route revival? Personally, anything that is gone for more than a couple years is "new" again. In this case UA is a new entity vs when it was served before and the previous service was so limited that I don't really think there is much sense in calling it anything other than &...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41920

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

I fly P-8s at NAS Jax. The weather was not ideal, our runway isn't grooved, and the first 1000 feet of the runway is NOTAM'd closed due to some construction. (Bringing the length from 9000 to 8000 feet). I'm not gonna talk hypotheticals, but there isn't much room for error flaring on this runway. A...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363139

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

As I said earlier, I don't love it, I don't hate it. I do think that some of the artwork shown here in this thread is more appealing than the design that United ultimately chose, Carbon Fibre's in particular. That always amazes me - that companies spend big dollars paying a design company to come u...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363139

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Anybody knows which planes will get the new livery next? Are they being painted as we speak? What I've heard from my sources at UA is that due to the 737-Max9 groundings, the paint schedule is vacant for the moment. What would otherwise be spare aircraft are instead flying to cover for the grounded...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6280

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

FatCat wrote:
140 Kgs of fuel even on an efficient B787 are 2 or 3 minutes on the tarmac or maybe 20 minutes of APU...
sounds like a joke to me


If you expand that small savings to numerous flights over weeks, months and years, it becomes significant. Don't you suspect that is their goal?

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