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by Polot
Fri May 14, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

I have to wonder why Airbus didn't can the A319neo completely...at hot and high, the A320neo is just as capable as the A319 is at hot and high airports. That would make the A220-300 basically unchallenged in the 150-seat market. Airbus is competing against itself, especially since the range differe...

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by Polot
Fri May 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 99
Views: 10291

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

Oh yeah, good point. Surprised I didn't think of it. How come it was only stored in BSL rather than VCV or Pinal Airpark? The aircraft was stored inside a hangar at BSL for most of the time, sometimes spotted outside, for (tyre) movement, APU run, etc. ? How come it had to do all those runs if it w...

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by Polot
Fri May 14, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

The 3 largest A220 orders so far: DL - competition between c-series and 737-700 B6 - competition between A220 and E2 Breeze - most list competition between A220 and E2 None of these airlines wanted A319/A320NEO. Our CS order at Delta was to replace a used E190 order. It had nothing to do with the 7...

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by Polot
Fri May 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 70685

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Is there any particular meaning to those high numbers of customer acceptance flights? And the 13 test flights of MSN 414? Airlines are not clamoring for new A350s (or any wide body really) at the moment so they are stalling delivery as much as possible. Which means more test flights as customers fi...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 818
Views: 159661

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Still will be interesting to see how they find routes that don't have competition from these airports. TPA-CHS has Silver on it for example. Again, how in the hell are any of these cities underserved? I always took it to mean that the routes themselves were underserved, as opposed to the cities. Co...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

What do you mean by common cockpit? Other than the side stick, an A220 flight deck more closely resembles the 787 displays and interface architecture than the A320neo. A common cockpit with other Airbus planes would be hundreds of millions of dollars changing the architecture of the avionics system...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 99
Views: 10291

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

This is what they ordered the KC-46 for. No, the USAF ordered the KC-46 for the KC-X program, which was replacement of the KC-135. The KC-Y program is for a larger tanker to replace the KC-10. Personally I'd rather see the 789 get the freighter treatment for this program instead of the 777X Boeing ...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 99
Views: 10291

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

A 748BCF would still have more volume than a 744BCF despite the longer upper deck. And the 747-8i has a MTOW ~50t higher than the 744 (I don’t believe any of QF’s 744ERs were ever converted) so I wouldn’t expect the increased fuselage mass to have much more of a hit on cargo than the 744BCF. From m...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 99
Views: 10291

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

That's correct, but almost all (modified) calculations can be based upon the 744BCF STC and have only to be checked by the FAA, the only new to be "life"demonstated system is the maindeck fire/smoke detection system, only when the SUD will be retained and more tension ties are installed. ...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

Why do you think A220 is less capable? Have you look into how economical it is vs A320NEO? Now, I can see that if you are a single fleet operator, that you'd stick with your A320 or B737. But if you are already operating multiple fleet types, A220's economics really shine. It will replace a lot of ...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9132

Re: DL cuts MNL?

I think American Airlnes will open a MNL-SFO/LAX/JFK service. It can be a codeshare or joint venture with Philippine Airlines, AA can pave the way for PR to join Oneworld when the pandemic is over anytime soon. Why would AA do that when they can just codeshare on PR’s existing MNL-SFO/LAX/JFK servi...

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by Polot
Thu May 13, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 221
Views: 46139

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Does anyone know what this means technically? Realtime inflight tracking (I thought that's not possible over large water areas)? And if yes, for what purpose? Most 737Maxs are not being operated over large water areas- it is not a long range intercontinental widebody. The FAA is making sure there a...

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

You are assuming that in the absence of a A220 airlines like B6 and DL would never ever order the A320neo. I would not be so confident- I certainly would not say that DL is not looking at the A320neo. Obviously if an airline wants a smaller aircraft Airbus will pitch a A220 against a E2 or max7 or ...

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 121
Views: 11353

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Abeam79 wrote:
Basically just replacing the retiring Airbuses. Barely a "growth" order, unless your Horizon/Skywest :roll:

Prior to this order AS already had enough planes coming in to replace the retiring Airbuses. So it’s growth one way or another.

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 121
Views: 11353

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

FLALEFTY wrote:
Is the new (running) total of B737-MAX9's 64, or 77 as a result of this option conversion?

It’s 81 including planes already in fleet and not including any leased metal AS may have coming in (announced late last year they are leasing 13).

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

I don't get the pessimism for this aircraft or the segment that it occupies. A220-300 is not only an A319/B737 replacement. It is also a A320/B738 replacement. An ULCC can squeeze in 160 seats into A220 by going 28 inch pitch. It's CASM is better than A320NEO despite having fewer seat to fill. Ther...

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 deliveries
Replies: 38
Views: 8207

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 deliveries

787-10: 0 (6) Still no 787-10's? Technical issue or Covid related deferrals? Just a reflection on what is built and who is willing to accept deliveries. Total variant deliveries is usually more insightful in year or year comparisons than individual variants, as the individual models built will diff...

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7311

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD

nicode wrote:
Shouldn't be possible to do JFK-DCA instead of IAD, as this is a "domestic" flight ?

DCA is slot controlled. No chance on getting that when they can’t carry JFK-DCA local traffic.

nicode wrote:
And what about the 787 of TUI doing SXM-AMS ?

Similar to KL TUI flew AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS.

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7311

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/I

Thanks for the information, I always thought that up until Hurricane Irma KLM was flying non stop to and from AMS and the change to the triangle routing had more to do with dwindling passenger numbers rather than technical restrictions. The runway/heat isn’t the biggest issue, it is terrain clearan...

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9132

Re: DL cuts MNL?

OlympicATH wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
trash Europe markets like ATH


Excuse me?? How much time have you spent in Greece and Europe?
Your comment is borderline, to say the least.

He was clearly talking about from a yield/profitability prospective. In which case yes, ATH has traditionally been a trash market TATL.

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV halting operations?
Replies: 58
Views: 12429

Re: TLV halting operations?

If rockets are the reason for TLV closure then preference would be to divert away outside of Israel, and certainly not to an Israeli Air Force base.

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by Polot
Wed May 12, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7311

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD

Why would KL have any issues with flying non-stop from SXM to AMS? Short runway, combined with hotter temps, makes it hard/impossible to fly back to AMS without restrictions, especially on a twin engine aircraft. KL789, operated by an A332, is operating AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS for this very reason. Thanks ...

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

A220 has zero impact on Airbus's decisions on the A321neo, IMO. Have you heard of Airbus cabin flex? The entire fuselage got redesigned for the A321neo. They can only do this because they have something modern covering their former A319 segment. The two are completely unrelated. Airbus announced th...

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 84
Views: 16813

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Wouldn’t surprise me if the DAE order is taking over white tails or another lessor’s order as well.

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijan Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 6798

Re: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijani Airlines

Shame, but inevitable, the A345 was too much of a niche aircraft. Hope the two Azerbaijani examples find new homes. Saw the Sands one depart LHR recently, looked amazing. Yeah sad to see it go for sure. Genuine question.. is it a niche aircraft or did the 77LR just destroy it? The 77LR destroyed it...

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 84
Views: 16813

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

The orders are:

3x 737Max Air Lease Corporation
14x 737Max Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
5x 777F Silk Way West
3x 737Max Unidentified.

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by Polot
Mon May 10, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57425

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Thank you, Polot. That makes a lot of sense. I didn't know 779s with only 4 sets of doors existed, either. You only need the fifth door if you intend to have more than 440 seats. Adding the fifth door allows up to 495 seats. Are there any 773s or especially 77Ws (which typically have fewer seats) w...

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by Polot
Mon May 10, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 119
Views: 13630

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of loss-making A220

So cost overruns put the A220 in this position? Is that the only issue? No, the plane is just currently too expensive to build so Airbus loses money every time one goes out the door- that is independent of development costs (which Airbus did not pay). The cost overruns just meant that BBD couldn’t ...

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by Polot
Mon May 10, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57425

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Question: why on the 779 are doors L3/R3 located more aft than that of the 77W? It appears as if doors L4/R4 were kept in roughly the same position relative to the 77W while the 3rd doors were "forced" aft. I realize looks aren't that important, but the last 3 sets of doors appear awkward...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

majano wrote:
Not to take this thread any further off-topic but this tossing and hurling of bags around can cause damage to the bags as well as their contents.

Eh, I wouldn’t say the bags are always being placed gently into the containers either.

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Apart from that I assume, that the A321XLR will be available equipped for container as well as equipped for bulk. I fail to understand, why airlines would want to bulk load, when container are available. Weight. Ability to put in more cargo. Containers do have their cons which is why they are optio...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

This is flawed reasoning re AA 321. The proportion of seats remains the same. [/quote] My point was there are enough total Y seats available across AA and all other airlines to satisfy demand enough that some airlines (AA, and previously UA) are willing to push passengers away. There is also enough...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Those markets need more volume than 126 seats. QF doesn’t want to put a 126 seat A321neo against CX’s A35J for example. I don't think so. A narrowbody allows direct flights to Asia from small Australian cities such as Adelaide. Qantas is forced to push traffic into the Sydney hub fill widebody airc...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 107580

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I find the comparisons to Indy air interesting. The difference is the lack of a hub. Honestly, their issue is awareness. Avelo is, in my social circle, not known among casual flyers. Breeze seems to have done better word of mouth. I wish them luck, but BUR isn't convenient for myself. Lightsaber No...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 84092

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I actually like the new Caribbean livery, I just wish the titles were larger with a more interesting font. Anything is better than their current one in which it looks like someone just discovered Microsoft Word WordArt circa 2000 though.

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 238
Views: 38363

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

The best parallel for multiple engine types is ET which took a mix when they acquired "terrible teen" 787s. I think LH will prefer to avoid complexity by sticking with RR - but that may be influenced by what they are paying for the whitetails. Agreed. Money talks and they could be getting...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 84
Views: 16813

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Airbus April https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/orders-deliveries.html new orders Delta: 25x A321neo Avolon: 14x A320neo Avolon: 8x A321neo Private: 1x A319neo Cancellations: A320neo: 16x A321neo: 6x Net total 2021 so far: -35 Details of cancellations and conversions: -16x 320neo Avolon -6x 321...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 609
Views: 69233

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

More transatlantic changes: Another daily JFK-TLV flight starting September so there will be 3x daily JFK-TLV! That's impressive, but I'm a little surprised they're going with 3 JFK flights before resuming ATL. Maybe it's because AA is in the market now? ATL would require a A339 or A350. Less of th...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Seems like the XLR would be an killer plane for Qantas, wonder why they haven’t ordered 100+ of them. Maybe they are waiting on real world results… Because QF (and other airlines) do not have that many routes that need that low density. Keep in mind 112 passengers is only 10 more seats than AA’s A3...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

So, would a 30J + 96Y/Y+ configure A321XLR be able to fly JFK-EZE or LAX-NRT year round? Would it be able to do JFK-TLV in the summer time? If it can do all this, I don't see any reason for B6 to get widebody aircraft. You need to knock off 5-10% of the brochure range for real world conditions. One...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

tommy1808 wrote:
its the same floor space/passenger, that is the context i called it equivalent for.

Except a 787/A330s have two aisles instead of one. So you have to be careful with floor space/passenger. Ratio of premium to Y is better metric.

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10328

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Frontier/Spirit and those that pack the A321s dense will love this for getting full planes transcon.. A vanilla A321classic with Sharklets and 1x ACT will do that just fine, and has been doing holiday flights like HEL-TFS without trouble. And that is an extra 400nm over JFK-LAX. On airlines like Fi...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78381

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So OK - an aircraft that is 35 years newer - that seats 20% less - Floor space difference is much less than 20%. a MTOW 55T less - uses carbon for the Wing and tail and somehow weighs 6T more in OEW weight. probably some of the same reasons that had the 748 gain 42tons over the 744 for a small stre...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 156
Views: 19362

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Favre4 wrote:
EX - DELTA BIRDS

Would make sense. DL optioned them for take off performance so they would work well out of HVN.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 107580

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Can a fully loaded 737-700 headed for Florida make it off the runway at HVN?

Probably. 73Gs fly trans con from SNA and that runway is only 100’ longer. If they are exDL birds as stated in the other thread they are optioned for great take off performance.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves
Replies: 21
Views: 4419

Re: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves

I mean it’s been long known that the path the aircraft made across Malaysia and the Malacca Strait had to be the result of deliberate action. Why (and where the plane ended up after that) is the mystery.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 156
Views: 19362

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Their HQ isn't connected to either of the bases. That’s more common. With closer bases however you can share out stations using same ground personnel and equipment, making the station more cost effective (especially if only serving a few times a week). are they even using their own ground staff? I ...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 156
Views: 19362

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Seems odd to start a second base so far away and disconnected from your first base. Their HQ isn't connected to either of the bases. That’s more common. With closer bases however you can share out stations using same ground personnel and equipment, making the station more cost effective (especially...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 156
Views: 19362

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Seems odd to start a second base so far away and disconnected from your first base.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A320 family Sharklets
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: Qjuestion about the A320 family Sharklets

Early A320s to a certain MSN (can’t remember what, it’s in the 1000/) cannot be retrofitted at all. From there to another MSN (again can’t remember, I think it’s in the 4000-5000 range) requires some structural rework. After that MSN it is essentially plug and play. Shortly after the rework for the ...

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