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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

Hey all, I recently was given an old United 747 manual from the early 90's, and was intrigued at how varied and non-uniform the fleet was, in terms of weight & engine combinations. Most of the manual is dated 1991, just prior to United buying the 7 ex-QF 747-200's. It's those I'm most intereste...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7752

Re: United Growth in Denver

[quote="N649DL"]It's funny that back when UA & CO merged, DEN was on the cutting board as a hub in favor of IAH. Then DEN gave UAL a huge tax break which led to stabilization of the hub and led to UA moving nearly all of it's Houston training to Denver several years later. IIRC, the fi...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 18500

Re: 787 Trouble in the Future?

Reading the overview of this leeham article I realised that despite the huge 787 pick up in recent years and deliveries really gaining traction they only have a full book until 2021, that has surprised me. Do you think Boeing has increased the 787 rate too much in order the bring unit costs down bu...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?

Let's assume for a moment that we see a scenario where the 737MAX is not re-certified for airworthiness and is determined to have an inherent design flaw. What would then become of the 200+ existing 737MAX airframes around the world? Would it be financially viable to convert MAX airframes back to 7...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CASM numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 2749

Re: CASM numbers

CASM is now calculated with Available seat Kilometers and the Numbers can be gleaned from Air Transport world Magazine. or ATWOnline.com

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

Hey all, I recently was given an old United 747 manual from the early 90's, and was intrigued at how varied and non-uniform the fleet was, in terms of weight & engine combinations. Most of the manual is dated 1991, just prior to United buying the 7 ex-QF 747-200's. It's those I'm most intereste...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?
Replies: 7
Views: 3861

Re: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?

So what kind of Pallet locks did Boei g come up with? Some new Wingo-Dingo Pallet lock? What happened to the old 9G locks in the 777and 767 cargo bays? That lock is easy to repair and replace and can be replaced in a few minutes. YgbSM!

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.
Replies: 54
Views: 7138

Re: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.

Analyst and Airbus foresee the A321versions matching A320 deliveries in the not to distant future. https://leehamnews.com/2019/09/12/a321-accounts-for-50-of-future-deliveries-few-production-gaps/ That article states: A321 long-term future depends on Boeing’s decision over the New Midmarket Airplane...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights with alpha numeric call signs
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Flights with alpha numeric call signs

while in the Military, we rarely flew airways in our Plane number Lie RD-07 or LM-05 (My 2 squadrons) RD was VP-47 while LM was VP-44. some of the call signs were YW451 or some other combination. The one I remember most was the call sign where President Carter actually went on a Tactical mission wit...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7752

Re: United Growth in Denver

Somewhat maxed out on gate space. Manpower is also an issue - United can’t hire fast enough, with quite a bit of turnover on the junior side (you can make $15 an hour working at wendy’s and not have to drive 20 miles to the airport and you can also enjoy legal marijuana). If you’re in school workin...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8033

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

Regarding the 321 LR. We heard David Neeleman saying the 321LRv2500s performances from TAP are below what the airbus Sales told them. Do you guys have any feedbacks or numbers about those deceptive figures ? Do you have a link? Pratt engines have lower fuel burn, but maintenance issues. CFM engines...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34329

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

From Clark's statement? Either he can't afford any new airplanes OR he's Grandstanding to Not have to take any He's ordered. Airplanes like any other Mechanical device Break every now and then. And that's WHY you need Parts and People who know how to FIX said Parts around. to keep the airplane going...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers
Replies: 10
Views: 3060

Re: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers

Boeing hasn´t paid a single MAX customer one cent yet according to public knowledge. I am sure they won´t until the absolutely have to (court order?). At some point they might consider Chapter 11 bankruptcy and let a bankruptcy judge sort it out. That would guarantee it to take a long time. That's ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14871

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

IF JBLU can get slots at either LHR or LGW then they should, But STN is a good airport if they can't,

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

Hey all, I recently was given an old United 747 manual from the early 90's, and was intrigued at how varied and non-uniform the fleet was, in terms of weight & engine combinations. Most of the manual is dated 1991, just prior to United buying the 7 ex-QF 747-200's. It's those I'm most intereste...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164639

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

In order to start up service that quickly, I'd assume they'd either need to buy a cert from a U.S. carrier or use WW's Icelandic cert. Still, A321 range from IAD probably won't get them much further than Ireland and the U.K., and (re)starting a carrier going into the depths of the low season sounds...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni Air at SeaTac airport
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: Omni Air at SeaTac airport

've on Occasion them on the approach to Travis AFB while driving down CA-12 to Suisun and Fairfield CA.

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 6325

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

As long as there are those in the world who wish Harm to the United States? We will probably need Air Marshalls. I have friends that died after hitting the World trade Center and went into the ground In Shanksville PA. on UNITED that had there Been an air Marshall on board or at least the Perception...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11858

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

So basically nothing is going to change and they will get fined. And nothing will change and union leaders will be arrested for not demanding employees work more than a 40 hr week. they did the same thing at UNITED some years back when during contract Negotiations the Line Mechanics refused Overtim...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: United to start service to Daytona Beach (DAB)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4029

Re: United to start service to Daytona Beach (DAB)?

If UA were to serve DAB again, I doubt it would be IAD. It would probably either be EWR (like CO did before the merger), ORD, or IAH. what makes you say that? It's no secret and Hasn't been for quite a while the UA is close to if not already Maxed out at EWR and has moved some services to IAD. (esp...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14268

Re: Pan Am and the 747-40027

along with buying the Pan Am Pacific division United got 6 L1011-500's, 8 747-SP21's 2 747-SP 27's and 2 747-221's which got scrapped. United already Had 18 747 P--122's and bought 5 more 747-123's which we had to overhaul. the L1011-500's got Overhauled and refitted in Hong Kong China at a company ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 9378

Re: United to 50 states

I remember watching a documentary on UA many years ago when it was basically a domestic carrier with a few routes to Canada and Mexico One of their claims in that era however was that they flew to all 50 states Is that true anymore, If not how long has it been since they could claim that ? Incident...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 16001

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Unfortunately this guy is going to get a slap on the wrist with just probation/community service & a small fine. He may not work for a major airline again but he will be working at some contracted/smaller firm in a matter of weeks. the FAA takes a Dim view on Just about everything and they shou...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is a Mad Dog?
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: What is a Mad Dog?

First...is it one word or two? I have always referred to it as an MD-80. But what about MD-90? 717? DC-9? There's one guy on Facebook that I know that refers it to the MD-11 DC-10? DC-8? WHAT IS A MAD DOG (maddog) ?????? 5643371,5604643,5601663 5597189,5566485,4769437 5100855,5389853,5343375 any MD...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 35
Views: 6291

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

It's a matter of costs. Cloth is less expensive to equip and more expensive to maintain over the long run. Leather is more expensive to equip but you rarely have to remove the covers to clean them unless they just worn out and losing color. But they're easily cleaned. So Less expensive to maintain

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane hunters
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Re: Hurricane hunters

No it's not under control of an en route controller as there is no way TO control entering a Hurricane except by experience and best practices. Having flown Into a few hurricanes. they're using the right plane for it in a P3. That's what I flew into and out of ne in and the ride is Hairy! It's all a...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 7623

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

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.

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11632

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

I’m just wondering why everyone thinks Southwest is out of the realm of possibility for merging/purchasing JetBlue there’s been a lot of speculation of a Southwest and Hawaiian marriage at Southwest in recent months. With Max debacle and Southwest not growing for the last year, Canceling upgrade cl...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 55687

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

At a minimum, AA will gather and review the maintenance records and inspect and rectify certain discrepancies, if any are found. There have often been assumptions that if a plane is returned just about the time a major overhaul/heavy check is needed that the airline is responsible for paying for it...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 10441

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

000That WN is flying interisland in Hawaii is not even a New Idea. United Proposed to do it and Sen, Dan Inouye asked them Not to. United flies to everyplace you can get to In Hawaii and Beyond Hawaii as well. WN is just flying "Tag End" flights to rotate their airplanes Back to the mainla...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 10441

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

also? Add that Southwest STILL doesn't do any Might flying so even if you want to connect from Hawaii to the interior mainland ? WN is NOT going to get you there.
So you're going to have to wait overnight? OR Connect to another carrier to take you home!

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 10441

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

I've always personally believeN's entry to the market was going to kill Alaska's Hawaii business rather than Hawaiian. Hawaiian has the Hawaiian state government's full support, brand loyalty, and a way larger network from the islds than Southwest could ever muster while Alaska is in a strange plac...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11632

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

It seems like all the significant mergers are done and I don’t see more on the horizon A few maybes ? Hawaiian / Alaska Alaska / Jet Blue Frontier / Spirit And the big one would be United acquiring Jet Blue, this would at one stroke get UA back into JFK, management has stated several times they wou...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoky A350!
Replies: 45
Views: 12066

Re: Smoky A350!

BA's A350 is spending the weekend in Shannon for some final crew training before DXB starts tomorrow. Some of the go-arounds have been pretty smoky! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48655190553/in/contacts/ that could be "Jam acceleration" smoke with rthe sudden spool up of RPM ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 74
Views: 9528

Re: United p.s. Question

UA857 wrote:
Is United p.s. still 757 or have they upgauged it to 777/787 it seems like ever since UA moved p.s. services from JFK to EWR UA has seemed to assign larger aircraft to fly there p.s. routes?

the PS thing is Long Gone,,

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft seat parts - Can I find what plane it's from?
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: Aircraft seat parts - Can I find what plane it's from?

I tried to contact AVIO who make the seats but I doubt they would know actually now I think of it - Boeing may know? I bought it from Huddersfield in UK so yeah it may have been taken out of a Jet2 in Manchester :) Good call - Still would love to know the REG - Do you think Boeing would know? I'd d...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11632

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

It seems like all the significant mergers are done and I don’t see more on the horizon A few maybes ? Hawaiian / Alaska Alaska / Jet Blue Frontier / Spirit And the big one would be United acquiring Jet Blue, this would at one stroke get UA back into JFK, management has stated several times they wou...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11632

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

AA-AS is one I could see passing DOJ if American were firing on all cylinders, but they're not. Perhaps AS as an acquiring carrier, if AA continues to have major problems? The combined carrier would be the largest in LAX, and second largest by a large margin in SFO and SJC. AA isn't even top 5 in S...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11632

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

[quote="Max Q"]It seems like all the significant mergers are done and I don’t see more on the horizon A few maybes ? Hawaiian / Alaska Alaska / Jet Blue Frontier / Spirit And the big one would be United acquiring Jet Blue, this would at one stroke get UA back into JFK, management has state...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounding Indian A320neos with PW engines in India will have consequences: DGCA
Replies: 27
Views: 7733

Re: Grounding A320neos will have consequences: DGCA

No dispute that they are having high rate of IFSD and reliability concerns, but it surely can't all be up to Airbus and Pratt when the incident rate is dramatically lower for everyone else using the same equipment. But NOT using thev same equipment in India! Indian airplanes of nearly Every type se...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 74
Views: 9528

Re: United p.s. Question

seat1a wrote:
Slightly off, but what happened to United's 'The Coast' service?

are you referring to "Ocean to Ocean" service?

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128087

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if ORD will get service to TLV soon? if they do I hope it is UA/AA, not LY You'd actually prefer UA/AA service than LY? Hmm, that's a curious position - it's been my experience that TATL foreign flag service in all classes is universally better than UA/AA. And I say that as a UA FF...

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47523

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

This is bullocks. Qantas knows what goes on on 20 hour flights. They already operate 17-18 hour flights Perth to London, and Singapore Airlines 19 hours to New York, and several 16 Hour flights. What's going to be the effect on 20 hour flight on passengers? Nothing really. Maybe extra jetlag. Nothi...

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 436
Views: 52980

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

............-TLV (despite AA cancelling this route after the merger as it was reportedly due to profitability, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it reinstated).............. If the route was canceled due to profitability, as stated by AA (which I profoundly doubt), why wasn't it moved to JFK, ORD, MIA...

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11246

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Good Bye Captain. I met him years ago when he was a first officer and I was a Line Mechanic and later a foreman at San Francisco. I only saw him when he flew in from Chicago or going out to HNL because I worked swing shift but he was always pleasant and a good person to talk to.

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 14053

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

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...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Career Change Into The Commercial Aviation Industry
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Career Change Into The Commercial Aviation Industry

What job are you going after? I get the sense that one of the problems with the resumes you've submitted thus far is that you're not particularly focused. A "career in the commercial aviation industry" could mean about 500,000 different things. I was interviewed for a job managing an airl...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 53
Views: 7020

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

Do you mean that they deactivated or removed the Center MLG? The DC-10-10 Did not have a center main landing gear. That came with the -30. Yes but the DC-10-10 tanker was retired because it was the sole user of that oddball engine (CF-6-6) besides Fedex. The -30s all have commonality. The A340-500 ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6571

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

the 777-300ER was not needed until the 747-400 was leaving, Boeing offered United a REAL good Deal on that airplane and United accepted the deal. and got the airplanes pretty quickly I might add.

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6571

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

[quote="JayinKitsap"]All of the US Airlines felt that both the 744 and 777 were too large for their networks. Only NW bought the 744 and I recall nearly all 777 orders for US carriers were rather late, in the last decade mostly.[/-200ERquote] 7 er77Northwest bought the 747-451 but never th...

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