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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying with air conditioning packs off?
Replies: 22
Views: 3962

Re: Flying with air conditioning packs off?

Problem is, when you shut down one pack, the remaining pack has to work harder. Nothing saved. The B747-100,200,300,400 had 3 packs Since one could be deferred inop the Crew could have just as easily shut one down with little or no Ill effect. So it's not out of the question. And? Pan Am was always...

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 62
Views: 8719

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

loads are terrible, also with a business class product that still doesnt quite stack up to the competition. If your connecting to SYD somewhere in the lower 48 and want to fly business class, why would someone choose an inferior product? How would you know what the loads are like? Even more so, how...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?

smeghead84 wrote:
SILVER & BLACK PROPELLER

LENGTH: 130cm approx.

MARKINGS:
1512762
FIT CAGE P335007
BA/ 112/ NAPR
TF. 15
TRACTOR GRADUATIONS

Care to post a Picture with that?
The description is pretty vague..

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3107
Views: 367206

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It's going to be a very difficult aircraft to get right isn't it? Too big/heavy, could eat 787 sales, and A330Neo MAY take too many of it's sales to make it as profitable as it could be. Not capable enough, ditto with the A321LR, or inevitable A322. Interesting times ahead. Looking forward to seein...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is fewer fan blades better?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Is fewer fan blades better?

As we are probably aware, the number of fan blades in a jet engine has been decreasing as technology has progressed. The GE90-115B had 22 blades, the GE9X has 16 blades. The CFM56-3 had 36 blades, the CFM56-7 has 24 blades etc. This leads to me to believe that fewer, larger fan blades are preferabl...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 95
Views: 12315

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

First off, I'm not sure if UA ever served JFK-NRT. They do however, serve EWR-NRT. Delta cut it's JFK-NRT route likely so that they can shift their focus to ATL. United took Over the JFK0Nrt Route from Pan Am in 1986 and we moved he route to EWR after the Merger with Continental as they had a Hun i...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 222
Views: 14616

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Parker cares about Parker. Kirby cares about Kirby. They both come from the same school of " how much can we screw our customers and make ourselves rich..?" There is not and never has been a rationale for a ticket change fee and one as high as $200. Never. Ever. They will sell every seat ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Re: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational

I was under the impression that some aircraft do not require that the thrust reversers to be operational, and that the 737 was one of them. On September 16 my Southwest flight RNO-LAX was about to pushback when the jetway was moved back to the door and the pilot announced that he had "a thrust...

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by strfyr51
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare 788 at United due to route suspended because of weather
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Spare 788 at United due to route suspended because of weather

This temp route cancellation likely meant 2-3 spare aircraft. It takes that many to do a typical Pacific turn. I bet they just became operational spares. Or? They just cleaned up any deferred items and moved up the Cabin Deep Cleaning a few days. It's really no harm for an airplane to sit for an ex...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

All of this conversation is irrelevant. The B788/ 789 depencing on the airline are flying many different stage lengths. No 2 airlines are avereaging the exact same because the deploy their B78x's differently. For United? the B788 is a "Pathfinder" it will open and Prove a long range route,...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26683

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

EK made the mistake of tying to Bludgeon the US market with the A380 and Nobody was impressed. The A380 needs Market Feed to fill it Up and they didn't have any. Worse than that? Those who did want to work with them needed the cooperation of the US3 in the USA for other things like occasional gate s...

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by strfyr51
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8426

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

As I remember it? MIA Built a new terminal for American and Raised everybody Else's costs to cover it. United Objected to the cost raise and decided to leave. /what the /real story is? I have No Idea. But I had friends Based there who are now at IAD, LGA. and JFK. (Maintenance)

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3098

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

I had Friends who Died on 9/11 CeCe and Wanda, May their Souls rest in GOD's Arms and Bask in his Warmth. And Might those who Perpetrated that?
Burn In Hell!!

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 882

Re: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery

United has been buying huge shipments of Gasoline and Kerosene and trading it for Jet fuel for Years Via United Fuels Corp. (part of UAL Inc) At one point they had 3 refineries tied up in the south just delivering Jet A and gasoline for the ground units. I'm retired now but they might want to talk t...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6503

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

I was surprised to find that, after October 3, 2018, you can’t fly from BWI to EWR any more. United has zeroed out 4 daily flights and there’s no one else on that route. DL feeds ATL and JFK, American feeds CLT and PHL, but it’s a much longer backtrack on United Transatlantic connections via ORD. E...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Fuel dump with Dual AC Bus Failure
Replies: 24
Views: 1682

Re: 767 Fuel dump with Dual AC Bus Failure

First I have to ask, Is this a scenario or has this really happeed? I worked with an on the B767-222 and -322 and never saw this in 33 years with them. I would say the pilots would have to try and keep the landing long and smooth under 1.5G's and not worry about the overweight inspection to follow. ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6048

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

Virgin 747 with an "accidental" slide deployment incident in Manchester this morning. Don't understand how it was accidental from the Upper Deck? Unless of course it was a passenger who winged it open. https://preview.ibb.co/j4Stcz/41406784_559531164503408_6946740302812020736_n.jpg This A...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3810

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

Here's a historic listing of all United 747 routes, EWR-NRT was served with a 74SP, 742 and 744. You can see UA also operated the 74SP, 742 and 744 on EWR-LHR. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ United in fact operated B747-122's f...

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by strfyr51
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3810

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

UA857 wrote:
Back when United had 747-200s did they operated EWR-NRT?

No, United operated JFK-NRT with 2 B747-222B's then B747-422's up to the time of the merger then operated from EWR after the merger

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by strfyr51
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15482

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

Where is it written that they can't Make it work? LH and UA fere founding members of "Star Alliance" So Germany is "Home Turf" for them. AA and BA have London and beyond and that's "home turf" for Them. American flew to Dusseldorf Germany from ORD long before there was ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Liner Control System Failures??
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: Jet Liner Control System Failures??

Alternate3 Law and Direct Law are purely an Airbus problem due to the Architecture of their interdependent systems, Losing a Flight Augmentation Computer( FAC) in combination with an Elevator-Aileron Computer (ELAV). could put you in alternate law but what you'd lose can be overcome by piloting skil...

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by strfyr51
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29777

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

Just like many Mergers? American is Run by S-USAir management. And as much as it pains me to say it? They might not be up to the JOB of running a GLOBAL airline American always had guys in the bullpen when Bob Crandall was the CEO but I suspect the S-US management got rid of them the same way S-CO g...

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by strfyr51
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14412

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Along similar lines, I was flying on a 737-500 recently and couldn't help but wonder how parts were supplied to keep it airworthy. Are all parts used? Are some parts still available in new condition because they are identical to the parts used in the newer versions of the plane, resulting in a mix ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29387

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

© Leeham News: As time goes by, the Middle of the Market airplane appears to have become the Muddle of the Market. Boeing can’t seem to close the business case on its Middle of the Market airplane, the New Midmarket Aircraft, or NMA. And Airbus continues to stir the pot with talk of an A321XLR and ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15350

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Interesting would be to see if they are able to give it real long range / loiter. In today's environment, when does loiter comes in to play? Would other assets (like UAV) better suit for those types of missions? bt Long range Loiter only comes with saving fuel. Since both engines are turning there'...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15350

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

The A319 MPA was offered to both Australia and India a number of years ago but lost to the P-8. The A320 has also been suggested as a AEW&C platform and Airbus made several models that were displayed at defence shows. Some info from a thread keesje created 9 years ago, https://www.airliners.net...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 209
Views: 12963

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

I’d be interested in knowing the procedure for dealing with a failure to deploy and a failure to retract. IF Takeoff was already completed?? it would be a Go Around to landing The pilots would be asked to "Grease it In" so Maintainence could do the overweight inspection and probably jack ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do you need to have an engine logbook when you have aircraft logbook already?
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Why do you need to have an engine logbook when you have aircraft logbook already?

Frankly? I have Never seen a separate engine log book apart from the Airplane log book. At United the engines were tracked with the Airframe util removed from that particular Airframe. The spare engines were tracked alone them Merged with the Airframe when installed ATA chapters 70-80 delineated eng...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PT-6
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: PT-6

Where are PT-6 built? Could Canada build PT-6s by themselves, or are they dependent on significant imported parts? Pratt and Whitney Canada builds the PT6 series many parts are built by american companies though . It could be built solely in Canada but it's under a US Patent and thus could also be ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16429

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

DEN to FRA or CDG would be a good flight. CDG is already operated from EWR,IAD ORD and SFO. So IAH, LAX and DEN would make it have even more firepower. Then LH could connect from FRA- CDG as I think FRA might be saturated. I wish US Airlines could get into Orly. LAX can connect via SFO and DEN. That...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse

FedEx adopted the landing gear maintenance interval from United (IIRC, may have been AA), from whom they purchased their first DC-10s. The maintenance schedule was FAA approved. It’s all in the NTSB report. So the article said they were over the 6Yr limit. Did they escalate that as well? Fedex migh...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Above- vs. Below-Wing Outsourcing
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Above- vs. Below-Wing Outsourcing

above the wing outsourcing might be not so good. UAL outsources Above the wing at SMF and those people don't know their Butts from a hole in the Ground, I'm not at all impressed with them.

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Corrosion, Metal Fatigue Cause Wide-Body Freighter Landing Gear Collapse

Some airlines think they can Escalate as a matter of business sense but this is what happens when you do. United had this happen years ago when a landing gear Broke off upon landing at SYD on a B747SP. After that? Landing gear got overhauled left right and Center and we built them in our OWN machine...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16429

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

UA doesnt even fly IAH-CDG which is a much larger local market with a large J component. I would guess FRA because UA and LH DONT compete on that market. They cant. They have a JV. I might tend to agree with you, but it a;sp could be LAX-CDG ,or DEN-CDG/ They already have IAD,EWR, ORD and SFO Cover...

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29533

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

So why is this Really a concern?None of you is going to influence whether any airline buys a B777-8 or-9 or the A350. This is purely academic. The A350 No matter How good they claim it is isn't going to affect the B778 or B779 sales one bit. Those whom Airbus can convince to buy their airplane will ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5738

Re: United considers expanding IAD hub banks

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-could-grow-flights-by-half-at-washington-dull-451313/ Hadn’t seen this posted yet, but amongst a lot more news from Scott Kirby today, United is planning on adding 2 more banks to the current 4 at IAD for a new total of 6. According to the article, ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15058

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Good for B6, but what about the other half of the J cabin? It can be done without turning it into an AA style first class. Look at the seat Korean is using on its 748's and its modded 773's in business class. I look for this innovative approach to be taken by either UA or DL when it comes out with ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8002

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

https://www.timesofisrael.com/passenger-says-tel-aviv-flight-delayed-after-doors-close-half-second-late/ has anyone heard about this? why would a crew time out for a 2250 flight surely they cannot be the same crew that brought in the flight from EWR if they are a fresh crew from hotel from the day ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8002

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

of course the crew would be on duty for a while before 2250 it takes maybe 30 minutes to get from a seaside hotel in TLV (none at the airport alas) by the crew bus so they would be on duty from when 2200 or 2130 maybe so for a say 11:50 long flight TLV to EWR with 2 hours prior for travel from hote...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8002

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

of course the crew would be on duty for a while before 2250 it takes maybe 30 minutes to get from a seaside hotel in TLV (none at the airport alas) by the crew bus so they would be on duty from when 2200 or 2130 maybe so for a say 11:50 long flight TLV to EWR with 2 hours prior for travel from hote...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 A and C checks
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Q400 A and C checks

How does an announcement like this affect the financials of an (near) all Q400 fleet like FlyBE. https://leehamnews.com/2018/08/21/analysis-bombardier-continues-to-improve-q400-model/ Are those extended A and C checks only for brand new planes off the production line or do old Q400 planes built to ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13201

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

There is a reason why DL ranks higher than UA and AA when it comes to customer service facing issues. One, no union at Delta and two, a better, more efficient hiring and training process. If they unionize, DL will unfortunately lose quite a bit of its luster and become much closer in rankings to it...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3540

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

Wouldn't it be MUCH cheaper to just configure an ULH aircraft in a low density configuration with little/no cargo if there was a particular flight that was really lucrative? Couldn't the 777-8X pretty much do any possible route if configured with 200 seats and if you didn't take extra cargo? Ticket...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 27
Views: 3174

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

I've noticed that in the past, Pratt & Whitney powered most of Boeing's planes. But now they only power one (two?), which is (are) the the 763F (and PW4090 on the 777-200ER as well?). Yet Airbus actually have a stronger hold in P&W than Boeing do, as P&W not only power the A330 with the...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breaking into the a&p field with mechanical experience
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: Breaking into the a&p field with mechanical experience

The main reason that A&P aircraft mechanics pay is much lower than what would be expected with the licensing requirements and job responsibilities is that the US Dept. of Labor ever since day one has classified aircraft mechanics as semi skilled laborers while plumbers, electricians and other t...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breaking into the a&p field with mechanical experience
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: Breaking into the a&p field with mechanical experience

Hi y'all. First time poster. I am a experienced heavy equipment technician for Caterpillar equipment. I am currently ~10 years in with extensive training and experience in engine overhaul, dc electrical, electronic troubleshooting, hydraulic troubleshooting, pneumatic systems, ac electrical, AC pow...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7455

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Yikes, why would anyone want to accept the job. AF is the last large airline anyone would want to be CEO of. It's a challenge!! Anybody who would take on the Air France Pilots and live to tell about it? Would become an industrial "ROCK STAR"!! Hell!! Id sell ringside seats in their contra...

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by strfyr51
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11819

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

neomax wrote:
I've heard this statistic thrown around before, but is it true?

Only up the eastern seaboard and west to Chicago. So you would have DFW, IAH.MEM, Nashville Lexington all of Ohio, PA, and the South East
OKC and west MSP and West. out of range..

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