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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 8874

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

VX got bought out BECAUSE they were a prime takeover target ! They had Potential! Had JBLU bought them out? JBLU would have been the NEXT "big deal"

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence

In an attempt to cut costs, the EASA training syllabus allows a multi crew pilot to advance from private to ATP without stalling an airplane, an event that is practiced hundreds if not thousands of times in the same training timeframe in the US/Canada.. I assume you mean e few times by thousands of...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Quantity indication and unusable fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Fuel Quantity indication and unusable fuel

Today I read about an incident when an A320 arrived at its destination with only 260kg of fuel remaining. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca8397f&opt=0 I was wondering how much of that was actually usable fuel. One user commented that all of that is usable fuel as only usable fuel is indicated o...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9310

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!! No they don’t. #1 : They explicitly took subsidies in the form of loan guarantees from the Federal Govt as recently as 2002. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 3495

Re: History of UA at

If UA were to re-enter JFK, where would they do it from? SFO? they would re-establish JFK as a major base though I would seriously doubt as a hub. When we flew from JFK EWR was a large station but not a hub. IAD wasn't yet a hub either. but once we got the pacific routes from Pan Am IAD became a hu...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7769

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

I was looking at both DL and UA's second quarter earnings statements and it was a bit surprising how little cargo contributes to the bottom line. For example, DL had revenues of 12.5 billion dollars and cargo only added 186 million dollars to that total. Put another way, cargo represented approxima...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 40
Views: 6359

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Curious if anyone knows: is Delta having trouble with the A220 fleet? I noticed upon arriving EWR last night that the A220 flight from DTW was cancelled. My flight was 2:25 late, mostly due to mechanical (APU, requiring a air start apparently all day). The same flight on Monday was cancelled, and a...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11545

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Awesome job! Those 19 737-700s are probably coming from CZ, where many of their used A319s have been sourced. Still holding out hope for a A220 or ERJ195E2 order. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I wouldn't hold out much hope. United is looking risk averse to the A220 and the E190. as long as...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9310

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

So? Now they've gone to Trump.. Ain't this something? So ? How much did the Emir offer Trump to set this UP? And? What's Pence's Take in this?

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirc Fans/ engine start
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Recirc Fans/ engine start

DanielBednar wrote:
Hello,

When the packs are off for engine start, are the recirculating fans recirculating any air through the cabin to provide some amount of airflow?

NO.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

NOBODY was going to build an engine Just for that airplane. Why can't we bolt GE90s on the A380 wings, move the engines forward and upward to maintain ground clearance, and program something that keeps the aircraft more or less stable? Doesn't GE and Boeing have an exclusivity contract for the GE90...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

At United, they end up in the Core building at SFO between Hangars #!1 and #2. where they are eventually parted out sold or scrapped. we have a lot of employees who buy and reuse them as well.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 58
Views: 6896

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Reading the India start/restart threads got me thinking These routes are supposedly very profitable for UA. Same market essentially, but DL isnt very interested in NRT HND China and is just starting to put its toe in India. Historically, CO had to start these routes from EWR if they wanted to serve...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Why was the A380 NEO never developed even though it would have been a more efficient version of the A380, thus allowing it to remain in production for years to come. Airbus needed New, and more efficient engine. And? They couldn't get them since NOBODY was going to build an engine Just for that air...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19387

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

This viral rant has been making the rounds the past few days https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/dear-american-airlines-i-hate-you-with-my-whole-heart-1836395049 A more calmly worded explanation: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/07/17/how-does-the-average-passenger-even-make-it-to-the...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312238

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Distance from EWR has little affect on this. UA will never stop service to those airports from their hubs. Service at PHL is roughly the same at every hub in the USA which is dominated by one carrier and I would consider PHL a second tier hub - that being one carrier dominates the hub with other ai...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1050
Views: 145229

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

That's where I think the 797-8 will be (140T) and it will need that thrust to compensate for a relatively small wing. I think the wing will be sized to fit into normal 737/A320 gates while folded and optimized around the 797-7, maybe 43-44m in width. It will effectively be a little small for 797-8 ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1050
Views: 145229

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

with the B787 being pretty damn successful? I might see the B797 having some of the same system architecture with the "all electric" concept If they were to eliminate the Bleed air systems it might extend the fuel range well beyond whatever Boeing Posts it to be. Thereby making it a "...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8105

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tisha-rowe-black-woman-says-american-airlines-crew-made-her-cover-up-outfit-with-a-blanket-2019-07-11/ https://dfw.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909545/2019/07/houston-doctor-american-airlines-cover-up.jpg By my judgement, Dr. Rowe's romper outfit did need to ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15500

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Hopefully? He'll hire some FAA Inspectors and stop all of this "SELF" Certifying. Had there been an FAA Inspector around? Boeing would have had redundancy built into their stall system for the 737Max. Because someone in the Know might have asked a question.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 26
Views: 1619

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

Ha anyone taken into account that airliners use some of the compressed air for pressurization and the heat for heating the cabin and wing an engine inlet deicing? On an electric plane, you will need to use electric power for compressing air, cabin heating and deicing in absence of jet engine heat. ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22991

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Spoken by an Airline with very little domestic content. Were they speaking for Air France as well??

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14759

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Boyd Group is a consulting firm. But with this throwing Crap against a Wall to see if it Sticks? I have a hard time in knowing WHAT they Consult..

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23446

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. One. They can buy them Two. They are getting LRs and I believe the Neos could do BOS-LON. Three. I don't know much about ETOPS certification, but NE US to Europe flying really only ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7556

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Another example of Delta dropping the ball on the 787... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Did Delta really drop the ball or just make an Aircraft decision you disagreed with?? You have NO IDEA what incentives Delta got to go all Airbus. Knowing Delta's track record? I'll bet the incentives were...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

My observation on the A320 with Radial tyres: Have seen retreading not more than 5 times on a single tyre. Usually denoted by R1,R2 as such. And the Vendor carries out Shearography Inspection to make sure a tire is fit for a re-tread. Ive heard you can do more number of Retreads on a bias but the l...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2378

Re: Delta 747 Question

yes there were fuel nozzle upgrades that eliminated the smoke trail. And United did the upgrades in our shops Thanks for that. Do you know more about what specifically was improved in the newer fuel nozzles? Did they further atomise the mixture? CoronadoConrad No, I don't we have our own nozzle sho...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines Paper Tickets & Boarding Passes (1990s)
Replies: 11
Views: 5056

Re: United Airlines Paper Tickets & Boarding Passes (1990s)

I am wondering if anyone has any old United Airlines tickets, boarding passes, or itinerary documents from the late 1980's through the late 1990's. I grew up flying United frequently during this period; however, it wasn't until 2002 that I began keeping all of my boarding passes. If I recall correc...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1050
Views: 145229

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[quote="patches"]It seems very confusing on wof A321ing wants with its 797. All the videoes and pictures I have seen on this thing it appears that it looks just like a 767-200. Dont you think Boeing could have saved billions of dollars on this new aircraft and updated the 767-2 with a new ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 29
Views: 3804

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regin U.S Cat-1 safetating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fisco FAA has no credibility now. So? you OBVIOUYSLY don't hold any FAA issued Airworthiness or Airman Certificate or you wouldn't be saying something so...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 29
Views: 3804

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regin U.S Cat-1 safetating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fisco FAA has no credibility now. So? you OBVIOUYSLY don't hold any FAA issued Airworthiness or Airman Certificate or you wouldn't be saying something so...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35233

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Nothing wrong with their Safety culture other than letting "Bean counters" Determine they can get the SAME safety with Low PAID personnel by Out sourcing it!

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7535

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

strfyr51 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops.

LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop?

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Fron LAX? The Tech stop would be SEA/PDX. YVR, or ANC

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25155

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

A recent Defence Select Committee was told that engineering staff at RAF Brize Norton called the aircraft “a dog” and that on occasion only two out of the fleet of 20 aircraft were serviceable. ... In Parliament this week Mark Francois, a former Defence Minister, said: “We have paid £2.6 billion fo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25155

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Had the A400 used Pratt Canada's engine, they would have probably landed 20 orders from there and missed many years of costly delay. The program would be a lot healthier today too. Which engine? There didn't exist any off-the-shelf engine for the A400M. That's why EPI boast that the TP400 is the mo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: United 738 Designations

Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode? The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate......

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3484

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Airbus will be embarrassed for a while. Especially if Boeing get's the book and makes Hay with if.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I'm not aware of any airline that does NOT do re-tread. You're limited to a certain number of re-treads on one carcass, because the carcass itself ages, too. But this is a non-issue, I'm not sure what has made you concerned about it. United had certain airplanes that didn't use re-treads. where we ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I recall a thread where MX people confirmed that tires were in any case the No 1 spare part in terms of inventory rotation...a lot of movement with all that rubber-smoke generation on landing... I looked at some data 15 or so years ago, trying to figure out if any individual tire position on the cl...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3186

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

Even if Boeing increased MTOW to the same 280t as the A359, it would still be fuel volume limited and carry almost 40.000 liters less fuel. Even if your weight number where right, which they are not, and if fuel volume wasnt a problem, which it is, a 260t 787 would at best match the A350 as an ULH ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9968

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

master14225 wrote:
Does everyone forget about YVR or SEA? California is not the entire west coast and it pisses me off when people think it is...

Can their Airplanes Make it to YVR or SEA? Looks to me like they're going "Bang for Buck". And that's understandable.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18954

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

There is lots of cheap office space for rent in Milwaukee .. no need to be at the airport Need an AOC (airline operating certificate) buy another airline is the quickest ... buildings come last Or? They could just go to the FAA Office in Oklahoma City and copy one. Hell !! they could copy them all ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: United 738 Designations

IWMBH wrote:
Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode?

The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7132

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!? I find it y NOTweird that DL185 has a very long flying time versus DL583 as its not polar. They can probably cut 1 hour off the flying time by flying polar off a flight that is already very long. Do you know what the winds...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

ArchGuy1 wrote:
What is it like running retread tires on a commercial airplane and how well do they perform.

v ery well indeed. at least from Air Treads that I know of.

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2378

Re: Delta 747 Question

Hello guys. I have a question regarding Delta/Northwest 747s. I was wondering why their engines seem to have consistently run a bit richer than other operators? They seemed to be almost like B-52's taking off. I found a few videos to highlight what I am talking about. https://youtu.be/tQqqmSBr2XA?t...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?

What you all think about requiring transport class aircraft to have fly-by-wire in order to get certified? Fly-by-wire architecure provides opportunities for major safety features such as alpha protection, overload protection, over rotation protection etc. Most newly developed models are FBW anyway...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

We've already had 3 AD Notes on AOA Vanes for Heating problems over the years, The AOA Vanes take a LOT of wear and Damage. So this is nothing new. the AOA takes about 1:45 to replace and Ops check. The question might be? Availability of NEW units...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3186

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

The REAL question is? Who Needs it? How many? and for What route? If there's a NEED? Boeing would probably build it..

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4244

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Not only have the flights moved, but the CDG flight is almost 6 hours earlier than before (or 3 hours compared to the two days of the week that it won't run during this winter), and compared to W18 at OAK, will be 2-weekly down from 3-weekly. For the BCN flight, the Monday flight's timing is relati...

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