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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7076

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Maybe the SSJ100 would be a suitable aircraft for Trump to use as a replacement for the current Air Force One.. I am sure he could get a real deal with his friend Putin supporting the purchase of those Interjet of Mexico appears want to sell. That way he would have several spares. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 54
Views: 6446

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

Some may be produced at other locations, such as Mobile, Alabama to avoid Mr Trump's tax surcharges There are no tariffs currently on A220s/C-Series delivered from Canada to the United States There were going to be tariffs on the C100 and possibly the C300. Why do you think the A220s suddenly were ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 54
Views: 6446

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

Airbus only bought a 51% interest in in the C100 and C300 aircraft. I think that was for One Canadian Dollar. Few people outside Airbus and Bombardier, and that includes me, do not know what the specifics of the agreement are. I am sure that these aircraft will be produced in Mirabel even though the...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16292

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

How close to retirement is this aircraft. Pratt & Whitney engines generally from my experience have a better record for containing containing debris. An example is the GE powered United DC-10 that had an uncontained engine failure of the number two engine and severed all the hydraulic lines. It...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16292

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

How close to retirement is this aircraft. Pratt & Whitney engines generally from my experience have a better record for containing containing debris. An example is the GE powered United DC-10 that had an uncontained engine failure of the number two engine and severed all the hydraulic lines. It ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29774

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

The merger between US Airways and American was a merger of desperation. US Airways was going to disappear as no other major carrier wanted to combine with them.
This blog should really be LOCKED. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 60
Views: 10910

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

gzm wrote:
This aircraft should be donated to Boeing for the Museum in Seattle in exchange for something. I think they will be delighted to have it as part of a deal.

This idea of donating it to Boeing's Museum of Flight is the best that can be done with this aircraft. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 60
Views: 10910

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

gzm wrote:
This aircraft should be donated to Boeing for the Museum in Seattle in exchange for something. I think they will be delighted to have it as part of a deal.

Your statement about this aircraft is the best and most intelligent made in this blog........ :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7875

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

There is a National Veterans Cemetary on the west end of the airport and Post Road which is part of Fort Snelling which is going nowhere. The only thing that separates them is a large berm which help reduce the noise at the Cemetary. With Northwest Airlines gone and Delta in charge at MSP the airpor...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37075

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

This isn't going to be an order of an off-the-shelf version like the 789. All indications are it will be a modified version of the 778 or 35K. Hard to see why either Boeing or Airbus would give them a competitive price for an order of just six frames. I think the industry views an airplane that can...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37075

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I have a question. Does it really make sense to tanker large amounts of extra fuel just so an aircraft can maybe make a 15 to 20 thousand mile flight nonstop. You may save on fueling costs and landing fees. Non stops like this mean doubling and tripling crews due to required rest periods. Due to the...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 84
Views: 16268

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

That's a pretty unfortunate situation to be in. That's said very nicely and professional. I would say that's a catastrophic situation to be in for all affected airlines and the manufacturer of the airplane and/or the engines (depending on the contracts). For P&W the shit has hit the fan and I'm...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13939

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

About forty years ago Lufthansa's Condor charter airline had a 747 flying to LAX when one of the engines failed while near Chicago, Illinois. The aircraft diverted MSP where Northwest Airlines was headquartered and had their main maintenance facility. Lufthansa allowed Northwest to remove the engine...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13164

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

I have found about ten MD-90 aircraft that that have been but into storage at SBD for scraping. Most are from China and do include the two that were built in China. Delta must have flown the hell out of them or they are Hanger Queens. The Chinese might also had not maintained them as well as the oth...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9588

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

How many years from now until the 717 runs into the parts issue of the MD80 or the engine overhaul cost increase of the MD90? If Delta wants to fly the MD-90 for another five to ten years it will. They will fly the MD-90 using MD-90s that they retire as feed stock. They will get every nickel out of...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9588

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

Delta is going to fly the wings off their 717s and may be able to fly them longer than Hawaiian due to the fact that Hawaiian flies their aircraft in a salt air environment. Unless an engine builder manufactures an engine that tolerates short turn arounds Hawaiian will need to have flight crew chang...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12510

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

whem Unied bought the Pan Am Pacific Division the Tramsfer came with 2 B747-221's 8 B747 SP-21's and 2 Ex Braniff B747SP-27's (We eventually sold the SP27's to the Dubai Air Wing, Overhauled the SP-21's, Junked the 2 -221's the SP's served us well until the B747-422's came on bord and we Retired or...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 16
Views: 4000

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

That is in addition to the A330-330 P2F MSN231 D-AAEC at EAT one more A330-300P2F is on the way, MSN346 and will become D-AAED. My understanding of the nose gear bump on the purprose-build 330 freighters is that a little extra height was needed to make a flat load floor. For the A330 P2F aircraft (...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12510

Re: B-747SP

Northwest Airlines considered buying a few 747SP aircraft to use on the New York Tokyo route. But Boeing finally improved the 747-200B and equipped it with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q engines and then the 747-200B could fly the route non stop. It did did require blocking off some coach seats but it ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13321

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Every hour that Delta flies an older aircraft is one hour less that Delta needs to fly a newer aircraft. This means that Delta can fly it's newer aircraft longer and possibly skip a generation. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13321

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Delta had originally ordered the MD-95, 717, and did not continue receiving the 717 but had operated them long enough to fully understand the the aircraft's benefits and and deficits. Spree34 quote is first paragraph............ Delta never ordered or operated the MD-95 or 717 before picking up Air...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13321

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Delta's leasing AirTran's 717s was one of Delta's smartest decisions. Delta had originally ordered the MD-95, 717, and did not continue receiving the 717 but had operated them long enough to fully understand the the aircraft's benefits and and deficits. Obtaining AirTran's 717s allowed Delta to add ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 4320

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

I flew on an Ozark Martin 404 from Cedar Rapids Iowa to MSP in 1965. The only thing distinctive about the aircraft was that you board the aircraft by an aft entry staircase. The flight was uneventful. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7426

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Freighter B744F – $12.0 - 32.0M, $200-350,000 B763F – $22.5 - 65.0M, $240-480,000 It looks like twins are signaling the end when 763Fs are worth more than 744Fs.... Lightsaber Also, the 767 feed stock is generally drying up, with available frames likely claimed, even frames that common sense would ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15273

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

Sad end to a classic well-cared for bird .. ending up with something called Max Air in Nigeria … RIP, 744. I'm pretty sure that's a better end than the scrappers, and that was just about the only other choice. There is another choice for one of the 16 UA 744's sitting at VCV: A United Museum ! Unit...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is Southwest N772SW?
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Where is Southwest N772SW?

This aircraft had an unconfined number one engine failure on April 17, 20018 and made am emergency landing at PHL. It was later flown to PAE for "repairs". It has since been flown to VCV and is still sitting there. Does Southwest have any plans to return this aircraft to service? Is it tie...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181088

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus is buying into BBD and the C Series as Airbus knows they can make a BUCK or EURO. That is the main reason for this transaction. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9500

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

All aircraft manufactured for the airlines need to be painted for several reasons. They use a lot of composite material and fiberglass. Airbus may still be using non alclad aluminum. Boeing now may not be using alclad aluminum as they now come painted green to protect the aluminum surfaces which is ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114444

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Comments regarding the fate of this aircraft are premature. At this stage of the lease, both parties will be in negotiation, for the lease of the new aircraft, and the sale / future of the aircraft nearing the end of lease. Total hours / cycles may be close to the upper limit of the lease T&C's...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114444

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

This aircraft has NO future as Delta does not want it. Sarcasm intended.......... :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 14487

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to GE jet engine

This is not the first power plant that Pratt & Whitney has botched up. Another big one was the JT9D-3 that was originally used on the 747-100. Created many headaches for Boeing. Luthansa traded their 747-130s in for GE CF6 power plant 747-230s and I do not think they have bought any more Pratt p...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 8518

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

Without Emirates the A380 would have been Airbus's biggest flop. The A318 comes in second but the loses are much less. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

If I am not mistaken American Airlines started a true B Scale wage which had a wage cap that was less than the current employees when ratified. It pitted the new hires against the old hires as they would never would top out at the same wage as original employees. A lot of employees hired on mainly t...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 64
Views: 12994

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

Delta bought two ex Singapore 747-400s for parts only a few years ago. They used numerous panels and a radome off one of them on the 747 that flew through a hail storm over China as the Chinese ATC would not allow the aircraft to divert around the storm and landed at ICN. The heavily damaged 747 was...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18790

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

When Boeing came out with the 747-100 the Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3 water wagon engines (power plants) had a lot of problems especially with compressor stalls. Boeing did not know if they could fly their 747 to the Paris Air Show. It. made it to Paris but on the return trip one of the engines had a...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 757 at CVG, part of the cowling slices into the upper surface of the wing
Replies: 11
Views: 4077

Re: G4 757 at CVG, part of the cowling slices into the upper surface of the wing

KICT wrote:
Where is G4 storing these 757s? I imagine they will all be scrapped since they are all ex-Eastern plans, very old.

These A/C never flew for Eastern. All their 757s flew originally for Britannia. Unless this A/C is approaching retirement I would expect that the wing will be repaired. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 37960

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

BA is posturing by applying to wet lease Qatar or maybe someone else's aircraft. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 19820

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

Power backs can be hard on aircraft engines as they raise the EGT or or engine temperature which can shorten their time on the wing. DC-9s did a lot of them as the engines was fuselage mounted. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue May 30, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?
Replies: 38
Views: 7554

Re: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?

Airliners.net was a better was a much better easier website to navigate when it was a paid website. Also, paid members did not need to put up with annoying watermarks on photograph. It definitely has taken a turn for the worse. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 28784

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

Noticed how they did not fly over N Korea or China they danced around Chinese airspace and went directly into Russian airspace speaks volumes eh? Not really, it's quite normal to save overflight costs by reducing the number of countries which one overflies. Nothing political intended but probably p...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29957

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

:old: 5. Richard & Douglass why did you both file DL&NW bankruptcy case at the same time in the same city and court and ask for the same judge huh ? Responding to ILUvdc10s Both Northwest and Delta Air Lines filed for bankruptcy on the same day because if they had waited one more day the ban...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 8865

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

The amount of paper being saved is negligible by using a smart phone. Your smart phone could take a dump. I was in electronics for 40 years. Carry a paper boarding pass in case your smartphone takes a holiday and you won't have worry about you not taking your holiday or business trip. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 14, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29957

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

5. Richard & Douglass why did you both file DL&NW bankruptcy case at the same time in the same city and court and ask for the same judge huh ? Responding to ILUvdc10s Both Northwest and Delta Air Lines filed for bankruptcy on the same day because if they had waited one more day the bankruptc...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat May 13, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to lease 767-300ER
Replies: 67
Views: 13459

Re: Baltia to lease 767-300ER

Is it the Bahrain wing one because I don't see delta and united selling theirs You missed the real gem there: Apparently Kalitta is launching the B764 P2F conversion program too! Investors really buy this? How is Kalitta going to convince Delta and/or United to sell their 767-400s? Delta has 21 and...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 12, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 44654

Re: DL defers last 10 A350s by 2-3 years

Delta is always bargain hunting both used and new aircraft whether it is just coming off the assembly line or some slot opening being it either Boeing or Airbus being disposed of by another airline. The aircraft can be anywhere among or between the 717, 757, A320 family, A330 and 777 aircraft or any...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu May 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier: CSeries engines require upgrades
Replies: 17
Views: 5962

Re: Bombardier: CSeries engines require upgrades

Pratt & Whitney has been having trouble with engines since the underpowered JT9D-3 had compressor stalls and the first batch of 74 7-151 were grounded for a couple weeks with problems. Northwest was continuously robbing Jt9D-20 engines off their DC-10-40s as they were unable to get parts. If Nor...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue May 09, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 203397

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

The A321LR is pretty much reaching the limit of the single aisle aircraft. The 757-300 takes forever for passengers to exit the aircraft and also board, especially since passengers think they need to haul their 50 pound roll aways onboard. There has to be an enforced limit as to what passengers can ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 07, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4576

Re: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

If North Korea's dear leader decides to start any kind of hostility many of the responses, in addition to destroying North Koreas military structure, would be to destroy infrastructure such as power, transportation and food. Remember an army fights on it's stomach. I do not know how much food storag...

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