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by william
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 60
Views: 7349

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

BNA should be the next chapter in their story. I would not bet against them turning it into a 200-flight station. Absolutely BNA should one day be on par with BWI, MDW, DEN, LAS, etc. It makes a lot of sense. While it doesn’t (yet) have the O&D levels of those markets, it is the only viable mar...

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by william
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 60
Views: 7349

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

Here's a perspective from a customer who has transitioned between all of the recent "hub" airlines in DEN to end up with WN. Originally I was a UA flier at Premier Executive level since I was traveling to Asia every few months. My requirements to fly to Asia ended at about the time that U...

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by william
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 34
Views: 4334

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

Who or why was the roadway system designed so you cannot drive to the adjacent terminal? Try taking a shuttle to JFK that has to visit all the terminals and you will quickly have the same question.

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by william
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13565

Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/business/boeing-737-charge.html Boeing said on Thursday that it would take a $5.6 billion charge in the quarter as it reels from the prolonged grounding of its 737 Max. That figure represents Boeing’s current estimate of how much it will have to pay airlines that f...

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by william
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3002

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

I thought National (the freight company) was having financial issues and stopped flying?

Right on that beautiful livery.

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7838

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Isn't it already the norm in Europe with airlines like Norwegian No, especially the LCCs. Maybe that's just a Norwegian thing then I flew Easyjet and Level. Level would not even give you complimentary water without paying for it, or snacks for 7 1/2 hour flight. And starting this month I believe th...

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7838

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

stl07 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Everyone is going to free WiFi; it’s just a matter of time. What is presently a service differentiator will become an industry standard.

Isn't it already the norm in Europe with airlines like Norwegian


No, especially the LCCs.

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

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

no way in hell airbus gets banned from gov contracts. they'll get a slap on the wrist. executives never really go to jail. Right, but what could possibly be in a 50th anniversary book that is sensitive enough to make Airbus decide to pull it at the last minute? Maybe Reuters should reach out to Lee...

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos steps down
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos steps down

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48947853

https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/12/bjorn ... norwegian/

A change from growth to consolidating ops to be break even or be profitable. Prepping for takeover?
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48947853

https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/12/bjorn ... norwegian/

A change from growth to consolidating ops to be break even or be profitable. Prepping for takeover?

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by william
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23016

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...

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by william
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13533

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Super80Fan wrote:
It's 2019 and people still voluntarily smoke?


Have you been to Europe lately? I was surprised. And yes, even in the states while smoking has gone down, its scary how many young people are taking up vaping.

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by william
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11535

Re: France to charge aviation tax

So where does the money from this tax go to? How does this "tax" help climate change? Some secret lab working on engines that do not pollute?

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by william
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23049

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

1.they didn't but fuel was much cheaper so less of an issue and fares were higher 2.they didn't offer the frequency we see now One exception was DL and the L10 in the mid to late 1990s, especially between ATL and Florida. The fares were low because of J7/FL and the frequencies were still pretty hig...

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by william
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zunum Aero in trouble, Boeing and JetBlue backs away
Replies: 0
Views: 792

Zunum Aero in trouble, Boeing and JetBlue backs away

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremyboga ... 78c82e2d73

Sad, I was pulling for them and their concept seemed the most sensible. Aerospace is not a cheap market to enter. Its amazing Honda succeeded.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremyboga ... 78c82e2d73

Sad, I was pulling for them and their concept seemed the most sensible. Aerospace is not a cheap market to enter. Its amazing Honda succeeded.

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by william
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5410

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Saw two A350s at Orly last week. I wander what airline it was.

You can pack 3x4x3 into an A350 ? Yep, a 777-200 replacement.

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by william
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1979
Views: 226333

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-ceo-el ... d-landing/

Good explanation why retrieving the center section was going to be dicey. It was falling, and falling fast!
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https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-ceo-el ... d-landing/

Good explanation why retrieving the center section was going to be dicey. It was falling, and falling fast!

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by william
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45528

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Folks, do you really believe Boeing has not had these same arguments within the company? Single aisle? 7 or 8 abreast? What would Airbus response and how fast? Please tell me you do believe Boeing has done its due diligence. Unlike those of us here, Boeing has to make money on this product and has ...

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by william
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45528

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Folks, do you really believe Boeing has not had these same arguments within the company? Single aisle? 7 or 8 abreast? What would Airbus response and how fast? Please tell me you do believe Boeing has done its due diligence. Unlike those of us here, Boeing has to make money on this product and has s...

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by william
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30544

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

How many of us here are old enough to remember when the CRJ 50 seater debuted (remember the articles in ATW, and Airways mags)? And how it changed the aviation scene. And now the company that ushered in that era is leaving the not only the segment but market.

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by william
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5811

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

LY777 wrote:
Why do IB and TAP fly no Boeing a/c?

Lol


Good point.

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by william
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16638

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by william
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7408

Re: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Some keep stating that the P202 was designed for Cape. What did Cape want in an aircraft?

And until the FAA allows single pilot operations in a 19 pax aircraft this segment is dead with the US commuter or regional airlines. But all things are cyclical.

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by william
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86984

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Good news for Boeing, they needed some orders for the 737, but is this a done deal? The wording says "Would consider the 737 MAX as part of diversifying its future fleet and to spur competition". Why are there no renders or models of the 737 in an IAG group livery? An LOI is far from an o...

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by william
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 489
Views: 61300

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Apparently there's been damage done at KDAL due to severe storms, max gust of 62kts taken by the ASOS on field. Southwest hangars reportedly have door and roof damage, and also one of their large billboards on Mockingbird toppled onto a Chevron station. BigLeague storms rolled through Frisco before...

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by william
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 55029

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

The gate areas on the C side at the end of the concourse sure does get hectic when the AA London and Dl’s Paris flights (777 & 767) are boarding . Was there construction restraints on the width of the new concourse?

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by william
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 489
Views: 61300

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Went through dfw this morning. Blue skies......Doesn’t take long for weather to change in Texas

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66629

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

It's been too quiet on the A220 front, expecting Airbus to announce some decent orders at the show.

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23049

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12050

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

But still on sector between 250 - 400 NM (I know it's a niche but doesn't the Q400 a niche aircraft) don't you think the Q400 can make the difference compared E2 or A220? AFAIK, the A320NEO has the ATR beat on flights longer than 45 minutes, so no more than 200 nm. A contact tells me that his light...

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by william
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12050

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

It's the engines that keep the Q from competing effectively with the ATRs right? Is there a smaller engine out there that will narrow the costs gap between the Q and the ATR?

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by william
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 489
Views: 61300

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2019/05/20/american-airlines-dfw-airport-strike-deal-build-new-3billion-terminal The use of international and domestic in the future F will help relieve much congestion D sees during peak morning/early evening hours. AA will have the ability to increa...

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by william
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 489
Views: 61300

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2019/05/20/american-airlines-dfw-airport-strike-deal-build-new-3billion-terminal The use of international and domestic in the future F will help relieve much congestion D sees during peak morning/early evening hours. AA will have the ability to increa...

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by william
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4384

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

Something to attach your check luggage receipt too. Printing seperate luggage receipts is outdated, NZ/QF both print it on your boarding pass. Or if using an Moblie boarding pass, it digitally adds onto there when you have dropped an bag off. On AA, you get the reciept because it is just peeled off...

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by william
Fri May 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4384

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

32andBelow wrote:
I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders.


Something to attach your check luggage receipt too.

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by william
Fri May 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8263

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

These are two corporations going at each other day after day. One has to respect their main competitor, as the Boeing CEO stated, its makes you better. Its only on Anet where some posters treat the Boeing/ Airbus rivalry as a Games of Thrones espisode....................................................

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by william
Fri May 31, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5417

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. Not total apples and ora...

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by william
Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5417

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

anshabhi wrote:
Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF?


I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy.

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by william
Wed May 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12495

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

And Congratulations Airbus, I remember as a kid when a new upstart company came up with a weird idea, a twin wide body. Look how far you have come.

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by william
Wed May 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12495

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Boeing issued a weird video to congratulate Airbus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I Other than "I heard your plane got delayed", are there other Eastereggs I didn't notice? These are two corporations going at each other day after day. One has to respect their main competitor, a...

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18938

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The crash was caused by improper maintenance, pure and simple. Yes, you are correct. AA should not have gone cheap and used a forklift to remove engines. But after the fact, it was possible for the pilots to save the aircraft. They did themselves no favor pulling back on thrust as trained with a lo...

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1979
Views: 226333

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytUygPqjXEc

How odd, was this through a telescope or naked eye? Will the satelltes pop up on my Skyview app?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytUygPqjXEc

How odd, was this through a telescope or naked eye? Will the satelltes pop up on my Skyview app?

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18938

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The ineptitude in the DC-10 system's design is staggering along with the cost cutting. Talk about management team that was criminally liable. . The crash was caused by improper maintenance, pure and simple. Yes, you are correct. AA should not have gone cheap and used a forklift to remove engines. B...

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18938

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

One of the other reasons this crash resonates is that at that time in the late 70’s and early 80’s, AA DC-10’s on takeoff and landing showed the actual cockpit video on the big monitors in the passenger cabin. The vantage point was just behind the pilots. So thus, these poor passengers watched them...

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by william
Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1979
Views: 226333

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.starlink.com/

Starlink website up. Smart how they figured out how not to add to the space junk problem.
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https://www.starlink.com/

Starlink website up. Smart how they figured out how not to add to the space junk problem.

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by william
Fri May 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1979
Views: 226333

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Apparently all 60 satellites have phoned home and are working. I thought it was interesting how the satellites are designed at end of life to initiate a burn that will send it into earth's atmosphere, and is designed to disintegrate into 95% dust in the atmosphere. Speaking of Space Junk, the satell...

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by william
Wed May 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45514

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Especially when you have efficient, and million dollar vacuum cleaners down on the tarmac.

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by william
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18938

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The ineptitude in the DC-10 system's design is staggering along with the cost cutting. Talk about management team that was criminally liable. I too remember that day, and the grounding. Caused much more disruption than the 737 MAX grounding ( remember watching the TV show "Hart to Hart" an...

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by william
Tue May 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18938

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The things we will never know, what would have happened if the pilots did not do as trained, reduced thrust and instead went TOGA on the thrust on the two remaining engines. The aircraft still could have flown, though landing with out slats and flaps would be problematic.

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9498

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

$3.5 billion is quite a number. Terminal D, Skylink and the ABE renovations ended up costing around $2.7 billion, so not way out of line, but noticeably more expensive. Design is not set in stone, but pretty clear with that amount that F won't horseshoe, will be a box or a new design. Only 24 gates...

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