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by B757Forever
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal American Airways
Replies: 27
Views: 4854

Re: Royal American Airways

I recall that Royal American acquired their Convair 600 aircraft from SMB Stage Line (cargo carrier) who had acquired the entire Texas International Convair 600 fleet. SMB's maintenance group pulled the aircraft from storage (still in pax configuration from TI) and prepared them for delivery to Roya...

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by B757Forever
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Nothing to mention. Frontline, scale employee furloughs were never on the table. If you can just clarify this for me. Are there no plans to furlough customer service, reservations, or mechanics at this point? Is it just pilots that are being furloughed come Oct? Yes, kind of confused on this statem...

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by B757Forever
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15238

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

BAINY3 wrote:
Cointrin330 wrote:
They both filed Chapter 11 at roughly the same time.

Literally on the same day.


I believe DL and NW filed initial court papers within 15 minutes of each other. Coincidence?

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by B757Forever
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni Air 767 gear collapse in Bucharest
Replies: 11
Views: 3466

Re: Omni Air landing gear damage?

The 767 has a decades old AD (95-19-10) to inspect for and to prevent main landing gear aft trunnion corrosion. This failure looks to be typical trunnion failure. We'll see what the investigation reveals...

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by B757Forever
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

In the mid 1980's, FedEx DC-10s were regular visitors to HSV performing touch-and-goes. I often saw a hard rudder deflection on climb indicating they had pulled #1 or #3 throttle back.

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by B757Forever
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

That I don’t know. But considering 757s currently do it, the XLR Burns far less, and international demand won’t be hefty enough for widebodies on many routes, it’s a good option, especially from JFK/BOS where max range isn’t needed. Also can fill in on west coast-Hawaii. My guess is they were keen ...

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by B757Forever
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5734

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

I'd suggest the MD-90 fits in this category.

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by B757Forever
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 469
Views: 44731

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Just to add to the question, do any 738s have the schimitar winglets? I know the 739s have them but I don’t think I’ve seen any on a 738. There are no plans to update the winglets on the -800 at DL. The scimitars became available way too late in the life of the DL-800 fleet and fuel is way cheap ri...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29535

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

[quote="FluidFlow"] If they can extinguish the fire at least a lot of the expensive engine and avionics parts can still be salvaged and sold. Current market environment will reduce prices but at least its something. Many air carriers will not purchase parts from an "incident" air...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta published their Q2 2020 10Q today and it looks like the 'partial retirement' of the 763ER and A320 fleet includes 7 763ERs and 10 A320s. The impairment charges for these 17 planes were already accounted for in the Q2 results: ".....In the June 2020 quarter we recorded impairment charges ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55567

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

That's a big drop in just one day from 13 to 14 July..... Tuesday is almost always lower than Mondays. However, compared to last week's Monday / Tuesday (which was right after a holiday weekend) it does show lower numbers overall. Ed Bastian indicated he was seeing a flattening of bookings but had ...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14774

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

What I found truly amazing is that 15,000 employees agreed to take an early retirement. The number doesn’t include the pilots, that’s still being determined. At AA in flight service, when early retirement was offered early on during COVID-19, only 875 or so flight attendants took it, despite many m...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

NWAESC wrote:
You may be right-these were just guesses- I was just thinking about small subfleets. The -200 has, what, 5 subfleets? 6?


Since we're all guessing, I'm guessing that a large portion of the GE-powered 767ER fleet will be hauling packages in the future.

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by B757Forever
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

3-5 sub fleets. What could those possibly be? 717/757 are what I can think of. What else? Good guesses: 757-300 A330-200 Probably some sort of standardization/rationalization of the 757-200 subfleets I don't see the 757-300 fleet being reduced. It shares a pilot group with the -200, DL loves the CA...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

micstatic wrote:
3-5 sub fleets. What could those possibly be? 717/757 are what I can think of. What else?


I wonder if the A330-200 fleet could be targeted?

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4360

Re: large single aisle aircraft

The 757-300 is the single aisle plane WHEN FULL has the least CASM (cost per available seat mile). I personally feel Boeing should re-engine the 757. Cost per AVAILABLE seat mile assumes its full. It’s right in the definition. (Face palm) CASM does not take seats filled into account. CASM is costs ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of a 737-900ER freighter
Replies: 35
Views: 6376

Re: Feasibility of a 737-900ER freighter

The 737-900 is a bit tail-heavy as evidenced by the tail tips some operators have had while passengers were de-boarding. There would need to be precautions put in place to prevent tipping while loading and unloading.

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by B757Forever
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 469
Views: 44731

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Tristarsteve wrote:
Where does the phrase green time or green life come from?
Never heard it before. Is it a Delta word?


It refers to the time/life remaining on life-limited parts.

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19401

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Didn't he leave with a no compete clause? I had heard RA left delta before the last US election thinking that Hilary was going to win the presidency and she was going to Name RA as the head of Transportation for her administration. Needless to say that did not happen.... and the Amtrax job became a...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 3013

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

DL has hundreds of International-Hough aircraft tugs that were originally built in the 1950's and still in daily use. Many have been re-engined with modern engines and transmissions. As far as bag tugs; when I started at DL 31 years ago, we still had hundreds of the Clark bag tugs with flathead Chry...

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by B757Forever
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 90s proposed DL/CO Merger
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Early 90s proposed DL/CO Merger

I've been at DL since 1989. I remember hearing a few scant details about it after the fact. I recall little to no information was out before the planned announcement.

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by B757Forever
Wed May 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19789

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM

Delta's original plan was to refresh the interiors (carpet, wall covering, seat covers etc.) on these four "non-standard" A350 aircraft and operate them as a subfleet on South American routes. Obviously that has now changed. [quote="MSPNWA"] Where was this plan published? Intern...

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by B757Forever
Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19789

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM

You haven't offered any hard evidence that that DL didn't intend to operate the four used A350s they agreed to take in addition to ten new ones. All you have is a decision to defer some A350s that was made three years ago. A lot has changed since then. As I said, a lot has changed since DL agreed t...

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by B757Forever
Wed May 27, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will the last major airline retire the 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

As far as major carriers, Delta will most likely be the last 757 operator. They have a large number of 757's delivered after 2000. If you are 13 now, your best chance to fly one will be at FedEx or another cargo carrier.

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by B757Forever
Sat May 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122989

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I've always thought the A359 was much more capable than the 789, so I've never understood why DL did not place the A359 on this route. Now in a memo posted they are saying the problem has been fixed, but what problem is DL referring to? Prior to COVID-19 SQ used a standard A359 on SIN-SFO-SIN, side...

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by B757Forever
Fri May 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122989

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

They have already have four of these birds. Were they delivered new to DL? I know at least a couple of DL's birds are new enough to have the new sharklets. 512dn onward. YES! Ship 3512 and up have the newer sharklet which is significantly larger than the sharklets on ships 3501-3511. Just guessing,...

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by B757Forever
Sat May 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260819

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Final flights appear to be confirmed - both on June 2, 2020 with special flight numbers. DL80 from Washington-Dulles (IAD) to Atlanta with MD-88 DL90 from Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) to Atlanta with MD-90 https://twitter.com/GoldboxATL/status/1259196098297638912 IIRC, when Delta retired the DC-8...

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by B757Forever
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In most states it takes the company to reject the initial claim. then the state reviews but it usually takes the company to try to fight it to get denied delta could say this was voluntary and be fighting them. other states maybe reject deltas objection and they get unemployment? For the DL employe...

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by B757Forever
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In most states it takes the company to reject the initial claim. then the state reviews but it usually takes the company to try to fight it to get denied delta could say this was voluntary and be fighting them. other states maybe reject deltas objection and they get unemployment? For the DL employe...

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by B757Forever
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Jon Proctor has "flown west"
Replies: 13
Views: 3110

Re: Jon Proctor has "flown west"

I have spent many hours studying his fabulous photographs. He was incredibly talented. He may be gone but his photos will live on for ages.

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by B757Forever
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Was Losing $100m/Day in Late March
Replies: 21
Views: 5828

Re: DL Was Losing $100m/Day in Late March

...because the truth is no one knows what is going to happen 6 months from now. Everyone's having hard enough time figuring out what's going on 6 days from now. +1 At this point, I’d just like to be out of fire drill mode... I hear ya NWAESC. That's why I took an April LOA. I might extend it to inc...

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by B757Forever
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

So, word around the water cooler this week. If you've got 15 years or less of seniority as of 10-01-2020 you will enjoy the benefits of unemployment. Delta is looking at shaving 50% of its below and upper wing employees as well as outsourcing those cities with mainline employees on one level and ou...

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by B757Forever
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380
Replies: 36
Views: 14003

Re: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380

uh, thats not the main part of the taxiway but the shoulder... its not built up like the main part to handle much weight Yes, this is a non-story. The damaged area is a thin layer of asphalt known as the "shoulder'. The purpose of the shoulder is to have a place for the illumination lighting w...

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by B757Forever
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

With 1/3 of all employees on unpaid leaves... The number of employees taking voluntary leave has been cited, but one can't assume they're gone for a salary-weighted average of six months. Right now the majority of unpaid leaves are for 30 days. Some people, me included, are thinking of changing to ...

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by B757Forever
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260819

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I think that shot is pretty old. Not what is currently there.Delta has been sending MD80 and MD90's there for years. Not all are even Delta operated. Some were bought used for parts and the part outs were done there. Some of those planes (in that image) are EVA Air? Those are the EVA Air birds that...

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by B757Forever
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

As mentioned upthread, DL is operating in extreme cash conservation mode. All aircraft mods and projects that are not AD related are being postponed with the only exception being the A220. No A220 aircraft are planned to be parked so mod work and scheduled maintenance will continue on those. Any ai...

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by B757Forever
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

What about mods, especially for the 764s? What mods are you referring to? Delta is in extreme cash conservation mode. Upgrades to product will be delayed. C checks and HMV being delayed. Engine overhauls minimized. External part buying is extremely limited. Lightsaber The new 4-class cabin refurbis...

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by B757Forever
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

ehaase wrote:
Do any of the experts see Delta cancelling or deferring its orders for A220's, 321's, 339's and 359's?


All new deliveries to DL have been deferred.

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by B757Forever
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260819

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I guess it just makes sense. The main advantages that the MD-90 has over the 80/88 is capacity and fuel efficiency. With the load factors in the single digits these days, the capacity is moot. With fuel prices in the tank, and with the substantially reduced loads in the planes, the fuel COST number...

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by B757Forever
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I don’t disagree with you that every airline is going to need to adapt in order to survive. UA and to some extent DL seem to be the two airlines in the US who are reacting the most to this which is not all that surprising to me. What is mind boggling to me as a tax payer is I just spent 50 billion ...

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by B757Forever
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The airline bailout Congress just agreed on basically subsidized all US airlines payroll for the next 6 months (through September 31st.). Which is why ALL of the US carriers should be able to pay all of their non management employees in full up until that point. That money was given to the airlines...

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by B757Forever
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

If I read this correctly, United is paying every employee below management level their full salaries, for the next six months, even though they are flying 20% or 25% of their schedule, and their loads (again, if I am reading the other topics correctly) are around 20% to 30%? That would mean they ar...

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by B757Forever
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

UA, AA nor WN has laid anyone off nor have they reduced hours for ground staff, unlike Delta who is cutting hours. Cutting hours is better then not having a job at all don't you think ? We have smaller much much lighter flights and I would rather have my hours reduced then not to have a job at all ...

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by B757Forever
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

What could DL do with its wide bodies if it does emerge a "smaller carrier"? They are sending them to the scrap yards. Many of the older 767-300s and even some of the 777s will never see a flight on DL again...some will never see a flight again period. 767-300ERs, yes. Who said anything a...

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by B757Forever
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9193

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

https://samchui.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Thai-Airways-A330-Chops-Gulfstream-IV-Tail-3-800x368.jpg https://samchui.com/2020/03/10/thai-airways-airbus-a330-chops-tail-off-gulfstream-iv/?fbclid=IwAR1Nv6Z4Gl3sC9EVZNY4jHjE6SUhzWUd9pEwXAHag2tClE1W7qLTd16DFwc#.Xmd0z0Mxk-W "It's just a flesh wou...

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by B757Forever
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?
Replies: 24
Views: 3410

Re: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?

Some aircraft require engine oil temps to be at operating temperature before takeoff power is applied. If it was the first flight of the day for the aircraft and the engines were cold-soaked overnight they may need run time to get up to temp.

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by B757Forever
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6724

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

Yes they do. The best example may be a comparison of the earliest 777's vs. the latest builds.

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by B757Forever
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18730

Re: So how New is the 777X?

The 777X new wing is CFRP instead of aluminum like the earlier 777 aircraft. At one point in the design I had heard the fuselage was going to be lithium-aluminum. Is that still the case?

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by B757Forever
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

Whenever I see an aviation related story in the media and see that the facts are grossly inaccurate, I ask myself if the stories on matters that I'm less familiar with are equally inaccurate...

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