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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 248
Views: 40067

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Ummm? Too many 787s and A350s might be actually be a curse for UA. UA is a hub-and-spoke airline and SFO and EWR have limited space available meaning that the only way to increase capacity is by the volume of passengers per flight and not the number of flights. Or by adding capacity (and routing co...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24139

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

As a reminder, if you think a post is off topic, please flag it using the "report post" feature on the message. Do not respond to it, which only further continues the off-topic drift of the thread.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bats on board
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Bats on board

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See existing thread on this topic: viewtopic.php?p=22809821

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by hOMSaR
Sat May 29, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14413

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/plane ... -in-smyrna


If it’s the same one I’m looking at with the helicopter, I think it’s just the blur of the helicopter’s rotor.
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FlyingElvii wrote:
Note the Red splotch in the 2nd pic. Is that JetA? Or Oil?
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/plane ... -in-smyrna


If it’s the same one I’m looking at with the helicopter, I think it’s just the blur of the helicopter’s rotor.

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 28, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283264

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

My questions are how did s-UA let things get that bad or that out of hand? Was the demise of Global First something s-UA could have prevented if s-UA would have paid more attention to the actual number of people buying first class v.s. just focusing on the number of seats occupied in first class? I...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 28, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken Plane Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: Broken Plane Question

https://www.instagram.com/p/noJFHCwqIJ/
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I guess not technically “competitors” (not yet, anyway), as WN doesn’t serve Canada, but a few years ago WestJet posted on social media about borrowing a winglet from Southwest after a plane suffered damage in Orlando: https://www.instagram.com/p/noJFHCwqIJ/

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by hOMSaR
Tue May 18, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufty’s 787’s
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

Re: Lufty’s 787’s

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There is extensive discussion in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1460471

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

Re: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted

I think that would make something like the E175 more ideal. Seems like mostly anything is more efficient than a CR2. Plus nobody likes the plane very much for being cramped. “More efficient” is only relevant if you can fill the larger plane with enough additional revenue. Otherwise, the higher base...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 13671

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

" Why doesn't Boeing build a regional jet? " I thought they had with B717, granted it's no longer in production. It could be argued that it was too large to be described as a regional jet. That’s what they called it when the MD-95 was first rebranded as the 717: https://boeing.mediaroom.c...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 863
Views: 252006

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Please keep the discussion on the topic of SJ182.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43650

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

From an operational efficiency standpoint, this really is the only way Southwest could have gone. I think this is good news for both Southwest and Boeing. Well not really, because now they have to maintain separate procurement paths for the parts specific to the MAX. So for example you might need a...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43650

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

Note: Posts from the "Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order" thread related to today's order news have been moved to this thread.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 20853

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. ... That is the cultural change need to drive Boeing out of the cesspit they're caught in; the rest will follow....

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 10925

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

Could someone please explain to me how such a one-time darling of the airline world could fall so out of favor so quickly? Did the business landscape for the airlines change so drastically that no one saw it coming OR were the airlines bad at communicating with the public about the virtues of propj...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237706

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Question regarding the A320s going to part-out: Was it always UA’s plan to acquire some of these used planes for parts, or was it a result of the travel downturn that they decided it wasn’t worth spending the money to convert the planes to UA config and realizing they now have more planes than they ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 71236

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

Please keep discussion on the topic of the crash and subsequent accident report.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on B1900D?
Replies: 24
Views: 2505

Re: Flying on B1900D?

Probably won’t have a cockpit door, just a curtain. If you’re lucky, the pilots will leave the curtain open for takeoff and landing and you can have a pretty good view.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saudia Flight 163 HZ-AHK Accident Analysis
Replies: 34
Views: 3510

Re: Saudia Flight 163 HZ-AHK Accident Analysis

Posts have been merged into one thread. Please do not create a separate thread for each post on the same topic.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 135
Views: 18587

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Hypothetical situation. 767's and 777's became the standard for long haul freighters. I believe most if not all are GE powered. What happens if GE start having issues or there is an airframe loss that restricts ETOPS requirements? The 747 is going away and the MD-11 is gone. That would severely imp...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 9075

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

Market and industry dynamics cannot be ignored. Jet -age variants were something of a new anamoly back then. I think the anomaly is that back then engine thrust was a limiting factor. Stretches needed more thrust, which didn’t come until later in an airplanes like. The same phenomenon occurred with...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS
Replies: 53
Views: 1811

Re: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS

Question asked, answered. The rest is just a flame fest. Thread locked.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man cooks steak in LAV
Replies: 20
Views: 5194

Re: Man cooks steak in LAV

Even if it’s fake, if it inspires someone to try it for real, it could lead to a serious incident.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN change its policy to allow unaccompanied minors on international or connecting flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: Will WN change its policy to allow unaccompanied minors on international or connecting flights?

The trend has been for carriers to reduce the scope of allowable UM travel, not increase it. You are far more likely to see the other carriers noted restrict UMs on connecting and/or international journeys than for Southwest to expand it. It’s not a service that is needed to be “competitive” (since ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do airlines have more flights than there is demand?
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Why do airlines have more flights than there is demand?

Assuming the data you are referencing is city pair O&D data, it is important to keep in mind that these routes do not just serve those cities. They also, potentially, serve every city connected to the hub via a one-stop connection. Delta's "million" flights per day from ATL to MCO are ...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 525634

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020 [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/business ... index.html
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Article from CNN on the ungrounding: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/business ... index.html

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by hOMSaR
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49842

FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/business ... index.html

It will be interesting to see how the stored airplanes get returned (or, in many cases, introduced) into service over the coming months and years.
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Various sources are reporting that the 737 MAX has been ungrounded by the FAA.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/business ... index.html

It will be interesting to see how the stored airplanes get returned (or, in many cases, introduced) into service over the coming months and years.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 fuselage to be used in Seattle building
Replies: 31
Views: 9612

Re: United 747 fuselage to be used in Seattle building

How will they get the fuselage there? Will it be cut into smaller pieces and then reassembled on site?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13246

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

This thread is 3.5 hours old and nobody has asked the obvious question yet.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Long Haul & Fleet Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: OS Long Haul & Fleet Renovation

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Please continue any discussion in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1447629

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 225111

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

As a reminder, this thread is about AA retiring the A330-200, not United’s Polaris fleet conversions. There is already a separate thread for that discussion.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 225111

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

I don't recall may people saying AA needed to dump NRT and/or expand its 747 fleet back when it only had two lonely (ex-TW, I might add) SPs plying the DFW-NRT route for years. To be fair, AA only operated the 747SP for a few years (mid-80s to early 90s, no more than 6 or 7 years in total), and wer...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Lauda Europe

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Please continue the discussion (and ask any unanswered questions) on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446611

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 5011

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

Thread moved to non-aviation because virtually every reply after the first few are about the Atlantic bubble in Canada and not specifically about WestJet or aviation.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express Flights Circling over Lake Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 3115

Re: UA Express Flights Circling over Lake Michigan

All of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana are under a strong wind advisory this afternoon.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116993

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

A number of posts in this thread had to be deleted, a few of which were off topic or in violation of other forum rules, and a number of which quoted those deleted posts. I’d like to ask all posters to be mindful of forum rules when posting (and when responding to other posts). If you are going to po...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 engine swap
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

787 engine swap

One of Boeing’s original goals with the 787 was to allow swapping between engine types fairly simply (IIRC, it wasn’t supposed to take any longer than a normal same-type engine change would), but eventually this was dropped from the final design. I’ve always been curious, what are the technical reas...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 124757

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Folks, if you disagree with what someone has posted, then debate the opinion, but do not post personal attacks against the individual poster.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [JULY 2019] Delta to have Naxolone on planes after drug overdose death on BOS-LAX flight
Replies: 33
Views: 3267

Re: [JULY 2019] Delta to have Naxolone on planes after drug overdose death on BOS-LAX flight

Thread title updated to reflect that this occurred in 2019, despite the current timestamp on the MSN article in the OP’s link.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38570

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

JannEejit wrote:
Perhaps in a way losing the A380 wipes out the cockpit commonality with the A346 (or vice versa).


Don't they still have A330s? If cockpit commonality was a factor, I would think having A330s would be more of an influence on commonality than A380s.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?
Replies: 47
Views: 7202

Re: New order for 24 B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?

Also, what carrier (or leasing company) was the source of the 24 frames? Twenty-four RR-powered 757s don't appear from nowhere. Could they be Delta 757's. The photo shows a Song 757 with Delta jets in the background could be a subtitle hint. The same article clearly mentions RR engines, which Delta...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 23011

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

Please keep the thread on topic. Posts about 777X certification should be made in the appropriate thread.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10602

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

dopplerd wrote:
Interesting that the slide didn't blow. The airline might have some explaining to do as well.


Do 737s have slides under the wings?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737CL engine sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: 737CL engine sound

I know the sound you’re talking about, though I don’t know what causes it. I once had an opportunity to fly in a KC-135 and remember hearing a similar sound when the engines spooled up. Also, that’s some pretty creepy wing flex at 1:35 in the video (likely an artifact of filming with a cell phone ca...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 15465

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

rbavfan wrote:
The 727's that Delta had left were NW units from the merger. As far As I can tell form older fleet data.


The 727 left Northwest’s fleet 5 years before the Delta merger was announced.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 15465

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

Boeing757100 wrote:
the fact that it took up till 2019 (with the 321XLR launch) for airlines to find a replacement.


Interesting that airlines managed to retire 65% of the world’s passenger 757 fleet before they found a replacement.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9164

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

This thread is about the AN-225, not about individuals’ experiences or familiarity with specific terms. Please keep on topic.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14810

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Although first marketed as ERJ-170/175/190/195 and certified as such (ERJ-170-100/200, ERJ-190-100/200), Embraer quickly dropped the ERJ label to their E-Jet products. Ironically, the original ERJs are certified as the EMB-135/145, but quickly got the name ERJs. The 170s/190s were certified as ERJs...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60509

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Is there any way to hold the 747 line for some years? Like being able to build 50 or 100 in some years time? It's seems to only be a matter of time until big numbers of new 747 will be needed. Amazon hasn't even started to order them. Basically, no. First, once the line shuts down, the expertise st...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 327481

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Keep politics and coronavirus discussion out of this thread, please. Stick to the topic of JetBlue’s expansion. The rest can go over to the non-av forum.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 3355

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

Thread has drifted off topic and will be locked. There is also another, similar thread already created on this topic.

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