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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: Boeing P-8 question.

Most landing noise comes from the airframe, not the engines. Flap settings can really change the noise level. With the P8 I would bet the noise is coming from all the extra antennas and other stuff hanging off the airplane that civilian airframes don't have. Good point! Wingtips are very different ...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8410

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

I dont think any mainline carrier would be supportive of any regional merger, especially if both are their partners. In this environment consolidation will drive prices up for mainline airlines. (DL,UA, & AA)

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 4868

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

As for AF's salaries, here are the average salaries in 2016 at the airlines (from their 2016 report, all salaries are "brut" which means before Non-wage labour costs - around 23% - and taxes - varies - ) Flight attendant (male) : 3 570 euros/month Flight attendant (female): 3 635 euros/mo...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical applicatiom
Replies: 15
Views: 2664

Re: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical applicatiom

More concerning for me is how big brother data matching of confidential medical data between two unrelated federal bodies is allowed,to happen. I was digging through the HIPPA law and Privacy act of 1974 and came across the FAA privacy act statement. It states: (k) Making personally identifiable in...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, I can see (though I hate it) that the issue is intent. He did not intend to protest or to punish anyone or cause a delay of any type. The FAA could possibly put him on a list saying he caused a flight disruption, which he did. He would have to challenge it in court and not sure how that ruling...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

So with T3S opening later this year (i assume) will United open a lounge or no longer have a PHX location? Delta will open a Delta Sky Club in T3S when it opens soon (will be renamed Concourse F). United will open a new United Club in T3N (will be renamed Concourse E) when it opens in two years. I ...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 193
Views: 12166

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Has Boeing stated when their test rig will be complete?

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16858

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

I know they say the pilot base is going to be NYC (JFK) but from everything I had heard the first flights from NYC were going to be out of LGA. (Is this still the plan) I had been told my the airline the first route was going to be LGA-DFW to get the E170/175's off this route and go all mainline. I...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15640

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13320

Re: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.

An A220-100/-300 or E190/E95-E2 (for example) could replace whatever capacity need exists for the -7 were they to decide to acquire a smaller airframe in the future. Imagine an A220-100/A220-300/MAX 8/MAX 10 fleet. Not predicting it, but they have so many 737-700’s that they have years before they ...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13320

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

Talker gear reduces the evacuation limit (seat count reduced) as well as a small increase in turn time. Boeing was wise to do this gear. Now to offer it on the -8... Lightsaber What benefit would the -8 gain with the landing gear modification? Short field performance would improve. I would combine ...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13320

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

I think he is just trying to criticize the 737. Qualification based on similarity is a perfectly viable certification method. That, or may be, when an airplane stands higher on the ground, evacuation requirements may dictate changes to egress specs (slides). Perhaps that may have be a design standa...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13320

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

This thread has gone completely off topic. It seems like the thread that was supposed to be about MAX10 has largely become about MAX9. Well, to be fair the shortcomings of the 739/ MAX 9 created the MAX 10. I think its fair to talk about 739/MAX 9. I'm curious to know as well if the 9 models will g...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 48
Views: 5491

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Some may be produced at other locations, such as Mobile, Alabama to avoid Mr Trump's tax surcharges


There are no tariffs currently on A220s/C-Series delivered from Canada to the United States

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by INFINITI329
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Would be nice to have MSN and especially GRR year round. I am personally waiting for JAX, BDL, ALB, and either ORF or RIC. Not sure if any will happen but I’m hopeful. BDL could probably support a flight but its long and thing and overflies a lot of AA hubs & WN focus cities along the way. I'm ...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7739

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues

Should E170/175 early operators be concerned?

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by INFINITI329
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7739

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues

So who pays for these non-routine repairs?

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance

I was also thinking BNA could be possible too considering that WestJet Encore flies there with a Q400 from YYZ. Dont forget YTZ has a short runway so that will further eat into any yields for PD compared to what WS can offer on the Q400 out of YYZ In addition to Jetblue thru JFK, I think Southwest ...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance

Maybe the expansion and rebuilding of LGA and JFK will help create more slots. I think JFK is more likely especially with Porter's partnership with Jetblue. There are of number destinations only available to from JFK. PD doesn't need pre-clearance to start JFK. I think this would be a good stop gap...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9988

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

irishpower wrote:
Love the fact they gave a flight number of 49.

As in San Francisco 49ers. Or an ode to the gold rush in Northern California in 1849.


Probably a little bit of both the 49ers name is derived from the gold rush of 1849.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15687

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

If the 797 comes to fruition, I fully expect AA to convert some 787 options to the 797

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by INFINITI329
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 414
Views: 89717

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Just remember VX had a pay to use premium cabin model like B6. AS has like the rest of the legacies, a upgrade to use premium cabin model. B6 has been highly critical of that model and it’s worth a read. By the way, what uniform are the VX Cabin Crew wearing? Has anyone flown the AS Airbus fleet re...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 193
Views: 12166

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So instead of moving the pivot point backwards like the E-190 as some initially speculated, they seems like they have essentially kept the gear on the ground longer by extending it on rotation once the plane starts producing lift to give it a better rotation angle. Interesting how they don't show t...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5118

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

I wonder how Jetblue is gonna handle boarding at T5

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by INFINITI329
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I wonder if they inquired with AA on renting one of their regional gates on the "birds nest" ? On the east side it seems there is always a gate open or a CR2 thats parked there rather extensively. They inquired about using a Common Use Gate (B28) but that got cut real quick once they real...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The spring 2019 schedule for PHX-LHR is now available. Eastbound AA will leave PHX at 3pm, and arrive LHR at 920am, compared to BA's 745pm departure and 140pm arrival into LHR. Westbound, there is also substantial separation between flights. The AA flight will leave LHR at 930am, and arrive back in...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Contour starts PGA-PHX on Wednesday. Any word on what terminal they are using? I'd assume T2 but their logo hasn't been added into the list of airlines over there and I know they were fighting hard to use T4 to allow pax to self-connect to AA and WN easier. I wonder if they inquired with AA on rent...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 52
Views: 12262

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Articles about T5i note that it handles international arrivals, what about international departures. Do they have to go through T5i also or can they be handled in T5. Thanks https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jetblue-unveils-t5i-at-jfk-405749/ International departures can leave from any of ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15003

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

An aircraft with what 70 seats has two air marshals? That was the first thing that jumped out at me as well! Maybe there's some sort of risk-assessment algorithm determining how, where, when, and the number of these guys get onto planes, right? I mean "random" doesn't really make much sen...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 56858

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 772 makes sense as it can be supported from LAX for mx & crew

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 263
Views: 58294

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Here is a fairly lengthy article detailing the three different proposals. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4197046-lockheed-martin-boeing-leonardo-massive-contract-showdown I'm not too familiar with the firm that put the details together so I can't speak to their credentials, but I found the inform...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15367

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Ummm kinda confused here...stuff like is suppose be collectively bargained for with AA's flight attendant union what im I missing here?

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by INFINITI329
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 10249

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

Maybe AS could find a few Q300s that are eligible for the life extension program from BBD and use those on the PenAir routes which Q400 is unable to go.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand codesharing...
Replies: 31
Views: 4572

Re: Help me understand codesharing...

How does interlining work?

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3657

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

I can't foresee Skywest Inc wanting to acquire YV as the aircraft MX doesn't stand up to Inc's standards. They would likely be willing to hire the pilots and take over the contracts by replacing them with planes of their own but it would take a lot for Inc to acquire YV's aircraft. That being said,...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3657

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

i always thought Mesa was a prime takeover target for Skywest. I can't foresee Skywest Inc wanting to acquire YV as the aircraft MX doesn't stand up to Inc's standards. They would likely be willing to hire the pilots and take over the contracts by replacing them with planes of their own but it woul...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93312

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Good to see the 142 FW - I visited their base at PDX a couple times for ANG duties and been around the alert hangar and F-15s therein. So what's this process look like? How many pilots are always on duty awaiting this call? What are they doing with their time? Are planes always gassed and armed, re...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 31727

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Brickell305 wrote:
As I said in the Jamaican thread


Still baffled why there is a seperate Jamaican thread...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3657

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

i always thought Mesa was a prime takeover target for Skywest.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14359

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

In Canada there are 16,000 students holding Saudi citizenship. They have now been asked to look for new universities from Sept in EU UK USA Australia. God knows how they will given the lead time and the fact all admissions for Fall 2018 are closed worldwide. In 2017 the point to point demand betwee...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14359

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

This rift looks like it will lead to the severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The Saudis have reportedly pulled their students out of Canadian Universities. They also expelled the Canadian Ambassador and should be recalling their ambassador in Canada back to Saudi Arabia

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4017

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

What is it, a 200 PDEW market? A single nonstop will capture far less than half of that. That’s the issue. And JAX isn't far from ATL. DL could capture most of the market with frequencies to ATL plus connections. Same thing I was thinking ....today 8/6 DL flies the route 14x/day and WN 3x/day..just...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 149
Views: 23927

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

SANMAN66 wrote:
Does an ERJ-145 have the range to make it down to SJD? Does CLD have FIS facilities to handle the
flights to Mexico? CLD-SJD seems a little too ambitious for CPAir. Maybe that's where the E-170s come
into play?


The E145 has more than enough range to make CLD-SJD its only 719nm

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by INFINITI329
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1630
Views: 124097

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Just from memory the 1st RFP had the more typical DOD contract structure, basically a cost plus fixed margin type where if the unit cost goes up $ 10M the contractor receives $12M. NG loves those kinds of contracts as there is little risk. When it became the 2nd RFP it was changed to a fixed unit p...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8410

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic. Interesting... the pilot group at envoy doesn't want LAX back? That sounds kinda of surprising as getting LAX would then give Envoy essentially nationwide coverage as far bases go. Do you...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48059

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Cebo29 wrote:
The fact that nobody died in this accident is a real miracle.......Praying did.......work!


Prayers didnt save lives...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8410

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Would definitely explain how their large order of E175s will fit into their future plans. Those new jets would serve as fleet renewal for both the RP side and the CP side, plus a bit of growth. Gojet's flying will likely be absorbed by either RP or a different regional, and Gojet will go away. UA's...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8410

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Would definitely explain how their large order of E175s will fit into their future plans. Those new jets would serve as fleet renewal for both the RP side and the CP side, plus a bit of growth. Gojet's flying will likely be absorbed by either RP or a different regional, and Gojet will go away. UA's...

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