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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 54
Views: 7181

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

The livery has been around since 1969. It has indeed had some minor tweaks over the years, so one has to agree whether they count. I'd say that the overall appearance has been the same. At this point I’d say the livery has moved beyond “minor tweaks”: 6547381,6534331 Cheatline is gone, fuselage is ...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 54
Views: 7181

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

TAAG has had the same basic livery since the early 70s. They were going to change it in the late 00s with the introduction of their 777s and 737NGs but got new management who reverted back to old livery before the planes were delivered. Their Q400s wear an updated livery but has not filtered to res...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 54
Views: 7181

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

airzim wrote:
Royal Air Maroc?

Another contender, although it should be noted they have a new livery as well:

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 54
Views: 7181

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

TAAG has had the same basic livery since the early 70s. They were going to change it in the late 00s with the introduction of their 777s and 737NGs but got new management who reverted back to old livery before the planes were delivered. Their Q400s wear an updated livery but has not filtered to rest...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 737-800 Retrojet
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: American 737-800 Retrojet

The original 737 Astrojet (N951AA) was painted over with the standard livery, but a new one was painted (N905NN, which you rode) around the same time. This was done 4-5 years ago. As you mentioned a 757 retro jet also existed but they painted that plane back to standard AA livery a long time ago (>1...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin
Replies: 15
Views: 8257

Re: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin

Ive worked 777s, likely a APU pneumatic duct clamp let go and caused a burst of air. No explosion, just a large burst of air. Leave it to the media and very uneducated passengers to overhype it The pictures and descriptions sound like an explosion. A burst of high pressure air can easily cause one....

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by Polot
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Almost 20 hours on a French Bee A350 without any ability to get off the plane must be pure torture, although I’m sure they are not filled to capacity at the moment. Similar situation was unfortunately quite routine back in the early 2000s. Back then, non-stop flight between East Coast and East Asia...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

With Spirit going for A320/A321NEO's, China Southern apparently also having converted their A319NEO order, Air Cote d'Ivor taking a A320NEO and the rest of the backlog being Undisclosed, the chances w'll ever see an airline operating A319NEO's seems small. The A319NEO was launched in 2010, the mark...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

AA adding ELP-JFK nonstop service might be a possibility with AA having nonstop service to JFK (on at least a seasonal basis) from a few beyond-LGA domestic perimeter destinations not currently served by B6 such as EGE, JAC, and SNA, along with the FF base that AA has in both the ELP and NYC market...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

ELP doesn't even get service by UA to the hub at EWR, nor by DL to JFK. ISP seems like quite a stretch. AA adding ELP-JFK nonstop service might be a possibility with AA having nonstop service to JFK (on at least a seasonal basis) from a few beyond-LGA domestic perimeter destinations not currently s...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

a318 wrote:
I could see WN starting ELP-ISP nonstop in the near future.

WN does not fly anywhere east of Texas from ELP, including any of their eastern “hubs” (MDW, BWI, etc). They will not be starting ISP in the near future. There are far more eastern destinations they would launch first.

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Almost 20 hours on a French Bee A350 without any ability to get off the plane must be pure torture, although I’m sure they are not filled to capacity at the moment.

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by Polot
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 39185

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore. No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't thi...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3824

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

To add to Ikolkyo's response, what market would the A358 serve that isn't already competitively served by the A338, A339, A359, or A35K? It would not be competitive with the 787-10 or even 787-9 within those planes range and only Project Sunrise and the ME3 are likely to buy ULH aircraft. Most Airb...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3461

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

I still do not understand why the very first move by Airbus was to build the second assembly line in Mobile when the delivery late is still so slow. In addition, the A220-100 is not so popular and it would most likely be paused once the VIP aircraft and the remaining Delta orders are delivered (if ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3461

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
And since then, Boeing has increased the size of its 737Max7, making the A221 even further away.

Boeing’s Max7 change predates their price dumping suit that they lost (former was July 2016, later started April 2017).

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3824

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

Perhaps the fuselage could form the basis of a future small WB, but it would need an entirely new wing to be competitive.. Airlines, especially the US3 want a 767 replacement but it's too small of a market to justify a clean sheet solution. They will just have to settle for the XLR and abusing 787s...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319NEO and the 737-7MAX face the same issue, they are application based and not market based? Hardly. Other than Spirit, there are no meaningful orders for 319neos, and only orders for 73 total. There are 234 orders for the 737-7 from WN alone, the bluest of blue chip customers, which ordered ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Sense already seems to catch up with us, with Frontier this week retiring all their A319s and converting all their A319NEO's to bigger NEO versions. Not many orders left without Frontier, mostly unidentifieds.. Apparently someone must update the orders overview.. Frontier hasn’t had the A319Neo on ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

A few cargo MD-11s and that is it. Already the only passenger MD planes still flying are a few MD-80s scattered around various operators.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 55
Views: 1445

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Only ever flown on a CO 764 and DL 763A/ER (many times) that I know for certain. It’s possible (and probable) that I have flown on DL 762s when I was a child.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

IIRC there were long time plans to use the A319 as a platform for some military P-8 style aircraft. Maybe this ship has sailed but at least for the ACJ business the A319neo might come in handy. The most recent proposal from 2018 used the A320neo as a basis for a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Both...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

While DL currently serves only ATL nonstop from ELP, DL adding ELP-DTW/LAX/JFK nonstop service are possibilities with DTW, LAX, and JFK being three of the top domestic destinations traveled to from ELP that DL doesn't currently serve nonstop from ELP along with the international connecting opportun...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I wonder if Airbus might make an attractive A319N offer to AA and UA, who both fly large A319CEO fleets? Both airlines have important hot/high/short runway markets that would benefit from the A319N's better airfield performance than the larger, A320N. Also, the A319N fits in with both airlines' exi...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 2489

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

Both are very quiet. I’ve been riding, on Maxes a lot lately and actually enjoy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk But hard to have flown on them much before given the extensive grounding. In reality not that many neo around either. Depends on where you live. Plenty of Maxes and Neos flying around t...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 199
Views: 49792

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

United must be ordering 737s as favorable compensation/credits are set to expire. This is the 4th separate Max order they have placed this year.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 828
Views: 218609

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

WN reported their 737 delivery schedule when they recently ordered 34 more. See: https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/us/southwest/SEC/sec-show.aspx?FilingId=15017576&Cik=0000092380&Type=PDF&hasPdf=1 In summary, WN is currently expecting 64 max7s next year, then 30 max7s a year through...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319neo was part of Airbus line-up from the beginning as there was a market for the aircraft for operating out of hot-and-high airports. That's why Avianca originally ordered the type. I don't see Airbus abandoning the A319neo, there's no need. Yes, it competes with the A220-300 but not when yo...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 149
Views: 33510

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

Nothing yet about plans for 2023 and beyond, e.g. the 4 X A338s. They must be included with the 13 A330-900 canceled orders, because GA does not have 13 A339s left on order, they have 9… (ordered 12, 3 delivered. Citilink’s are leased from Avolon and stem from their order). The Max cancellation isn...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319 has unique weights, loads, fatique, development and sub assemblies, engines, landing gears, etc etc. To keep those in the air for 25 years, including unique maintenance programs, training, spare parts is something every operators would like to avoid. Most of those are not a difficult chall...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 314112

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does any U.S. carrier that is currently flying the A-220 have ETOPS authority? Or any carrier outside of the U.S? I don’t believe any US carrier does. It may be possible some of the European carriers do as I know a few of them run their’s on some pretty long flights. Air Austral. The delivery of th...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 199
Views: 49792

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Some month for the A321NEO. Interesting to note that the backlogs for the NEO family now stand at:- A319NEO - 70 A320NEO - 2,537 A321NEO - 3,047 TOTAL - 5,654 Which gives the A321NEO 54% of the total NEO backlog...... I did read somewhere that Airbus considered all but 8 of the August orders as ord...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 150
Views: 18062

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Avoiding the non recurring cost of the unique version and it's live long maintenance / services costs & complications. What complications? Most maintenance and service parts are shared with its larger siblings. Airbus already built and certified the frame, at this point there is little addition...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 3904

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

Question: if you are a pilot for Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, or Qatar Airways, why do you want to work for a local seaplane company in Italy?????? Someone please explains this to me!! If the pay is good and you live in the region why not. EK, EY, and QR in particular are not the best employers out...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR new Terminal A and Gate A17
Replies: 37
Views: 6616

Re: EWR new Terminal A and Gate A17

As for the flag at the gate, I'd venture to guess that most people who traverse through EWR don't know much about EWRs role that day. A small memorial in the actual gate area would be more appropriate in my view if the objective was to provide context to passengers. Perhaps something akin to the Ge...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 216
Views: 63712

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

"Airbus Canada" is running the BFM A220 FAL, and pre-delivery flight testings - thus those temporary Canadian registration. Also (I believe) all under "Transport Canada" type certificate and authority. Yes. It’s the same reason the BFM A32Xs are all tested under French registrat...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson
Replies: 49
Views: 8234

Re: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson

NameOmitted wrote:
I imagine there's not a single corporation in America who would have relished their name being associated with the Superdome after Katrina.

You mean like Mercedes Benz and Caesars Entertainment, both of whom acquired the naming rights to the Superdome after Katrina?

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and Japan Airlines Plan Joint Venture
Replies: 24
Views: 6018

Re: Qantas and Japan Airlines Plan Joint Venture

Obzerva wrote:
Not sure how QF & JL thought this would ever get the green light.

I think they were hoping authorities would go lenient due to the covid situation.

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 9968

Re: TLH losing UA service

UA should have launched TLH-EWR and will do better than IAH. New York area has lots of traffic and EWR is a major international airport with extensive international connections, far more than ATL, DFW or even MIA and will have no nonstop competition to the NY area. If UA comes back (to EWR) they sh...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 199
Views: 49792

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Someone above stated that they found Boeing's website for orders and deliveries confusing. Wikipedia has an article called Competition between Airbus and Boeing that breaks down the orders/deliveries of both by model and year. I find it helpful. Several online publications also break down the total...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 9968

Re: TLH losing UA service

hpff wrote:
Also the above chart shows TLH is far from "closing in on a million." They were at less than half that in 2019.

When airports report passenger numbers they are reporting both enplanements and deplanements together.

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by Polot
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 378
Views: 59574

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Breeze have just upped their order by a further 20 x A220-300 frames. https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/us-carrier-breeze-raises-a220-order-to-80-aircraft/145441.article In German press it was reported that those were previously filed as unidentified: https://www.aero.de/news-40718/Breeze-zeigt...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 9968

Re: TLH losing UA service

It looks like this small market is heavily dominated by AA with flights to Charlotte, DFW, Miami, and Washington DC. Delta flies mainline and regional to Atlanta. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallahassee_International_Airport Although it’s been a few years since I lived there I’d say DL is the m...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 9968

Re: TLH losing UA service

Why is TLH so underserved compared to smaller markets like Amarillo, TX or Appleton, WI? TLH bleeds traffic to JAX and PNS, and is neither a major tourist or business destination. So that makes it all the more confusing. If TLH is closing in on 1-million passengers *and* bleeding passengers to JAX ...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 53
Views: 9968

Re: TLH losing UA service

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Why is TLH so underserved compared to smaller markets like Amarillo, TX or Appleton, WI?

TLH bleeds traffic to JAX and PNS, and is neither a major tourist or business destination.

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by Polot
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)
Replies: 26
Views: 6071

Re: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)

I think airlines have been pushing Airbus for years on a stretched A320. Production line complications, investment and a huge NEO backlog reduced the willingness to move ahead so far. If appetite for the A320 to replace old A320s reduces (AF/KLM, Delta, UA), A320 slots get converted, other OE's get...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.
Replies: 49
Views: 7552

Re: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.

Cardude2 wrote:

isn't that the entire delta fleet?

Yes. Mammoth purchased all 10 from DL.

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by Polot
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.
Replies: 49
Views: 7552

Re: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.

SEPilot wrote:
Since a total of 79 744s and 20 763s have been converted I wonder at all of these rosy predictions for massive demand for converted 777s.

Far more than 20 763s have been converted. Atlas Air alone operates 25-none new build freighters. You must be looking at a number from a single converter.

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by Polot
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)
Replies: 26
Views: 6071

Re: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)

If this order turns out to be for A321s as most seem to have been recently, are they a sign that Airbus should start taking thee possibility of an A320.5 more seriously as the market upscales? If airlines are happily ordering A321s why would Airbus want to develop a A320.5? That’s just cutting thei...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)
Replies: 26
Views: 6071

Re: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)

If this order turns out to be for A321s as most seem to have been recently, are they a sign that Airbus should start taking thee possibility of an A320.5 more seriously as the market upscales? If airlines are happily ordering A321s why would Airbus want to develop a A320.5? That’s just cutting thei...

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