Airlines liked the MD-90 so much that DL cancelled all but 37 of their 175 airplane order. AS cancelled their MD-90 order. AA got rid of their ex-QQ MD-90s as fast as they could and never ordered any, despite their huge MD-80 fleet. . HUH?? DL had 30 on firm order and only took 16. Then years later...Jump to post
Keep in mind, Boeing didn't buy McD for their commercial line. The defense business was the real prize. Boeing didn't buy McD for anything. It was the government who forced it to save McDonnell Douglas' military business. The McDonnell Douglas board pretty much took over Boeings. As Richard Aboulaf...Jump to post
Airlines liked the MD-90 so much that DL cancelled all but 37 of their 175 airplane order. AS cancelled their MD-90 order. AA got rid of their ex-QQ MD-90s as fast as they could and never ordered any, despite their huge MD-80 fleet. DL is the only airline that still flies the MD-90 AFAIK. Don’t get...Jump to post
Boeing pretty much killed the MD80, MD90, and MD11 right off the bat because it completed with existing Boeing models. They ran out the order books but that was it for sales. They only continued to build the MD95 because of the demand for it and it was more efficient than the 736. Keep in mind, Boe...Jump to post
Airlines liked the MD-90 so much that DL cancelled all but 37 of their 175 airplane order. AS cancelled their MD-90 order. AA got rid of their ex-QQ MD-90s as fast as they could and never ordered any, despite their huge MD-80 fleet. DL is the only airline that still flies the MD-90 AFAIK. Don’t get ...Jump to post
There are no mines around Nome big enough to necessitate two flights from Vancouver. It’s the aforementioned cruise. AS does a few of these oddball charters to or from Alaska from time to time. I’ve seen LGB-KTN, SEA-AKN, SEA-YPR, and SEA-CDB, to name a few. Most of those routes are seafood and fis...Jump to post
I remember this...kind of a publicity thing. Hard to find some states that could justify mainline service at that time...Delaware come to mind....Mid 70's I believe. I think it was more like early-mid 80s that they did their 50 state stunt. Remember that for a long time UA was only a domestic carri...Jump to post
Why did they think it was going to crash? Don’t we have enough drama in our lives with inventing more? I guess because we were very low to the ground and the bank angle was about 50-60 degrees each time. You were no where close to 50-60 degrees! You were 30 degrees at most. Airbus FBW airplanes won...Jump to post
sonicruiser wrote:HP69 wrote:Or like SJC with SFO.
You mean OAK.
There is one at PAE in Pan Am colors that is airworthy and flies in air shows. Probably this one ... https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/22085883/1945-douglas-dc-3 It's on my Christmas List, but ... I'm not holding my breath! ;) I know one of the primary pilots for that DC-3. She ...Jump to post
Regarding my last post... Just read that he was Chief Test Pilot for the 737 Max and now he is Chief Technical Pilot at Southwest. Trying to pin the blame on one guy seems unfair. Reported previously is Mr Forkner was Chief Technical Pilot at Boeing (desk job) and was a former FAA employee and repo...Jump to post
Different question but a good one Eventually there won’t be a viable four engine platform for these missions and I think NASA will accept a twin They won’t have a choice, that or end operating in these areas After all commercial two engine routes are flown every day in equally remote regions I met ...Jump to post
They’re not an airline and do not have to adhere to or be restricted by ETOPS But do you really think they would operate more than 330 minutes from a diversion airport with just 2 engines? Would Congress fund it? They have flown over Antarctica with the current DC-8-72. Different question but a goo...Jump to post
Glad the pilots got a warning light. The system works and everyone walked away safely. What was this guy thinking. How does this help the mechanics’ cause ? It doesn’t, and will most likely destroy any sympathy the public had for them. They would have a second line of defense too. They do an Airspe...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:Should be attempted murder, 150 counts for sabotage of a critical flight component. Had that plane taken off, it likely would have crashed. The term the press was looking for was pitot tube.
As for the aircraft type, I suspect either a Boeing 737-800 or an Airbus A321.
I wonder at what point it will make sense to acquire an A340-300 to replace the NASA DC-8-72? At least an A340 has mostly common spares with an A330. NASA is one of the only operators of the DC-8 70 Series that actually needs 4 engines due to ETOPS restrictions on routes it flies. I kinda doubt the...Jump to post
I know the TWA MD-81s were in the fleet up until 2011, but did this include the ones upgraded to -82 status? Also, were all of the -81s converted? Factory delivered TWA planes were MD-82s and 83s. There were a few used -81s from Swissair added in the late 90s (converted to -82s). Fun Fact: N203AA (...Jump to post
It is 114 miles from Bakersfield to Fresno, and Bakersfield has a population of 380,000. You’d think there would be more of a market for flights there. It is also only about 100 miles from Bakersfield to BUR, 115 miles Bakersfield to LAX. BFL has a lot of competition within a 90 minute to 2 hour dr...Jump to post
As I have understood this AP availability in the secondary mode, is its a min requirement for removing the pilots from the flight deck. Now don't get all twisted around the axle, but it is a well known fact that Boeing is working on this concept with a target date of 2025+. Not even close for passe...Jump to post
Horizon in one of their former lives actually Did fly to smaller California Cities, So? It would NOT be any stretch to see them fly there as well as MRY, SCK, SBA, FAT, BFL and PSP, and possibly0 ONT. RDD, ACV & MMH are the only ones I can think of that have been discontinued. QX flies to PSP, ...Jump to post
AS is going to own the greater San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande metro area (23rd largest in the state) I'm not sure they're going to "own" it with 3 flights vs 10 for UA and 5 for AA Snark born out of annoyance at #mostwestcoast or trying to claim to be California's airline by ex...Jump to post
Interesting, looking forward to reading more on it and how they bypassed the patent. The 777-9 has a lot of cool new features. Another example is providing some Autopilot capability when in the Secondary Flight Control Mode, such as due to loss of air data. Also has a detected AIRSPEED UNRELIABLE W...Jump to post
The 777-9 has a system that does that too. It’s called ORW or Overrun Warning. That’s not what BTE does. Is that part of RAAS ? what I have read about RAAS it is a dumb system built into the EGPWS, does not dynamically look at conditions, aircraft, or actual braking performance. No it’s not part of...Jump to post
Some operators have installed this system: Honeywell RAAS , Runway awareness and advisory system. You are more likely to see it in high end corporate aircraft but there are a few airlines that have spec'd it in new deliveries as well. That dumb system that told the EK 777 crew to go around with 310...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Taking this one step further, Airbus has certified a new Brake to Vacate mode on some of there fleets.
DTW saw its final AA MD-80 this evening. DTW was one of AA's inaugural MD-80 routes on the first day of operation for the fleet on May 15, 1983. N501AA operated AA1222 DTW-DFW this evening. Included banners in the terminal and a water cannon salute upon pushback in DTW. Too bad they couldn’t have d...Jump to post
Here is a photo of the inaugural flight arriving at SEA https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDkI-zAX4AEXlUG?format=jpg https://twitter.com/SeaTacAirport/status/1168975458421104641?s=20 Nice! I got a few from the park above the north employee parking lot but they aren't a.net quality = you got a beauty ther...Jump to post
I sure remember those days, 90s and 2000s. ORD-DFW and ORD-LGA hourly flights were mostly, if not all, MD-80s. Once in a while you would see one 757 a day to LGA, and one MD-11 or 777 to DFW, but other than those, all of these flights were MD-80s. And add to that, the numerous other markets served ...Jump to post
blacksoviet wrote:Why didn't Crandall order the MD-87?
Man, hard to believe this is the end of an era. The AA MD-80 is a legend in the commercial aviation history in the United States. Like others have said the fact of how AA used it to build the hub-and-spoke model, it was the visible face of AA's domestic network for 3 decades. AA built DFW and ORD a...Jump to post
https://i.postimg.cc/pVKLgCsK/1-D54-F77-D-6-CCC-4-D40-9-C6-F-0-C6-A5843-DA63.jpg I took this photo at DFW earlier this month. I’m truly going to miss this plane. It was the plane I flew on most as a child and I credit it, in part, for kicking off my love of aviation. Nice work, bro. That is a very ...Jump to post
Let me preface this by saying it’s my opinion, but the worst thing Boeing has done was take over McDonnell Douglas and bring over their management. The phrases “lost their way” and “corporate raiders” were used extensively in my family, most who have worked for and retired from Boeing. The best mov...Jump to post
So here's a full summary of the changes...haven't seen it posted on here yet: Permanent cuts: SFO-ABQ/MCI, LAX-PHL, SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL, BOI-RNO, SJC-BUR Seasonal cuts: SFO-BNA/BWI/PHL/RDU, SAN-BWI New routes: SFO-ANC/GEG/RDM, LAX-GEG/RDM/BOI/MSO, SAN-RDM Additional frequencies: SFO-ORD/SNA...Jump to post
Boeing should have given the airlines what they wanted....updated 757 and 767 instead of putting everything into the 737's....I wonder how many airlines that are operating A321's would be flying/ordering 757/767 had Boeing made what the airlines wanted. Boeing is the only one to blame for the mess ...Jump to post
Just to confirm what I think was stated, SJC-BUR is being completely discontinued?Jump to post
flybry wrote:I wonder if United will pull out of the SFO-ANC market now that Alaska will be entering it? :/
I hear that opinion often. The numbers just don't support it. Let’s look at some numbers for wide body sales in 2018: Boeing - 218 Airbus - 71 I’m curious to see which numbers you are thinking of. I think the A350 has a very strong position. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&...Jump to post
Boeing has superior WB offerings; they would have a monopoly here if Airbus wasn't forced and shamed by the market to make the XWB. Airline orders prove that, they know where it's at and they vote with their pocketbooks. I hear that opinion often. The numbers just don't support it. Let’s look at so...Jump to post
I hear that opinion often. The numbers just don't support it. You mean numbers like last year when Boeing sold exactly the same amount of non-Tanker 767s as Airbus sold A350s? That’s pretty good when a 37 year old airframe keeps up with a new flagship wide body in sales. Exactly which numbers don’t...Jump to post
Boeing has superior WB offerings; they would have a monopoly here if Airbus wasn't forced and shamed by the market to make the XWB. Airline orders prove that, they know where it's at and they vote with their pocketbooks. I hear that opinion often. The numbers just don't support it. You mean numbers...Jump to post
SPEEA and the IAM are going strong. Wages are an all time high. Based on my experience with the FAA who certainly doesn’t cut any slack in the programs I’m familiar with, no-one was bullied. Got any more half-truths and drama. Will grant you some truth about golden parachutes though for slimeballs ...Jump to post
Wring as much value out of existing designs, bully FAA into seeing safety issues their way, de-unionise workforce and depress their wages, increase shareholder value, golden parachutes for failed upper management. That is all. SPEEA and the IAM are going strong. Wages are an all time high. Based on...Jump to post
ultimately never fully trusted from a safety perspective. If I recall correctly, the failure of the MD-11 has less to do with the Swissair crash or the DC-10's safety record, but more to do with its failure to meet promised performance goals, along with the arrival of more efficient and newer clean...Jump to post
AS doesn't have a lot of -700s (just 14, including cargo, according to Planespotters.net) Unless there are some very specific Alaska (state) runway performance needs I think they'll just let the -700s and A319s go away. Max 8s are a pretty good bet eventually, in my opinion. Good point. I do believ...Jump to post
Been discussed over and over. Nothing is being done. Too big to fail. Insulated from market realities. Nothing is being done? 777 Engine issues have literally happened to every recent plane type introduction. 737s are grounded, not permanently. What market realities are they insulated from? What ab...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:IAH-SNA at 3x Daily? Pathetic.
I’ve always wondered, if DLC engaged automatically and caused the yoke to move the spoilers while the plane maintains a fixed pitch, how did the aircraft know what pitch to maintain? Taking in account of what I've read so far, it responds to slight manual inputs to the yoke. But, I repeat: Slight i...Jump to post
Trying to obtain some V-Speed Ref's for a 787- 8 (flight sim) and can't seem to find Vfe - They are all 5kts faster than -400 speeds 1 285 5 265 10 245 20 235 25 210 30 185 These would all be based on weights. Vlo don't think it's published Vso don't think it's published Vs don't think it's publish...Jump to post