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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 285
Views: 24735

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

Well, the type certificate will ensure nobody snatches it, put new engines and competes with the MR100. Or worst, COMAC grabs it, move the production to China and sells a revamp CRJ900 at discounted prices. The current CRJ support is currently profitable and is an excellent base to later support th...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 4562

Re: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

I can’t say I’ve ever seen it where an aircraft has had to return to base halfway through an flight due to this! However, I know for Singapore they’re strict on this, you need to tell the CAAS which reg and what airport you’ll be flying into and they send you a computer generated letter which “allo...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 3206

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

That kind of thinking is, for PWM, very 1982, before PWM had non-stops to major hubs... everything required a connection in BOS. Today (and I mean today's schedules) there are non-stops to PHL, DTW, JFK, EWR, LGA, BWI, IAD, DCA, CLT, RDU, ATL, ORD and DEN. The heck with connections. Why is connecti...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions

[twoid][/twoid] I don't think anybody is going to give you definitive answers. You'd best be served by examining the charts, sectionals, hi and low and determining the airspace class and sectors. SkyVector.com is a good site with charts. Ultimately, if flying on an IFR flight plan, ATC will tell you...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 38
Views: 4976

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

The RAF Typhoons caused a bit of a stir in the NE London/Essex area; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/jet2-plane-intercepted-by-typhoon-fighters-sonic-boom-woman-arrested That's not done lightly, must have been an especially bad case of a disruptive pax. So Dalaman is notorious for att...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 493
Views: 66538

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

They announced cargo service to ANC starting 27jun

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7410

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

High visibility should truly be an airline safety high priority. Color, Font size, or livery uniqueness does not need to be overly regulated by government agenicies. I liked Howard Hughes’ rebranding of Airwest’s merged airlines to Hughes Airwest with his High Visibility Yellow in the interest of s...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7410

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Heck no. The only thing that’s necessary is the operating carrier market by the door if it’s oainted different. Skywest horizon and Alaska all wear the same livery.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 10897

Re: New Russian SST

qf744fan wrote:
Considering the safety record of their last attempt, this just sounds like suicide with extra steps.

Or the safety record of their latest non supersonic passenger jet.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11461

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Maybe they will just move some of the reduced freq routes on to 737. Or airbus :)

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14841

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

They didn’t fill them tho. Where is proof that they filled them? Everything I’ve read says the load factors were much lower. And any old timer in the industry will tell you how easy it was to non rev back then. They used to even offer cheap
Walk up tickets since flights were so empty n

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11461

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

wedgetail737 wrote:
In a strange sort of way, I kind of wish AS does an early morning departure/late night arrival between SEA and PAE for better connectivity. But I'm pretty sure it won't happen...not cost effective.

Why just go connect in Portland!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 8919

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

I'm sure ONT would roll out the red carpet in a heartbeat ;) You beat me to it. They have plenty of gates opened for them, parking and drop off is just there within a few minutes. Though, it all would depend if there is financial viability to move there from LAX. Except when you get off the plane y...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2631

Re: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The FAA and ICAO codes are identical, IATA codes are for airline use, mostly ticketing.

GF

In the contiguous USA yes. In Alaska and Hawaii this is incorrect.

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 31, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4249

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

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

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8784

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

https://youtu.be/pZeF3MW-oMY
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Cockpit doesn’t look outdated. This fedex one is full glass.

https://youtu.be/pZeF3MW-oMY

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by 32andBelow
Sun May 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Hacking question
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: Travel Hacking question

Amex gift cards have like a 5 dollar fee that would wipe out any value from the points

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3882

Re: Airlines on the edge

Ravn is having a very hard time getting pilots

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20222

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Via Air has their corporate office right by my home. It is the strangest location because if you travel just half a block passed it, there is a residential area surrounded by beautiful lakefront homes in Maitland Florida. There is a house just several hundred feet away from that office that would s...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17617

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

This seems a bad idea. A drone is fine in the desert, but 100s of souls flying into London is a different matter! Do pilots even make up a significant portion of a flight's costs? I can't imagine how busy it'd be in the cockpit with one pilot trying to talk with ATC and fly in a very tightly packed...

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by 32andBelow
Sun May 19, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11571

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Alaska could free up so much space by routing the ANC based connecting pax through Portland.

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Air Cargo Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: Aloha Air Cargo Logo

IDK but they got one of the aloha 737s flying in Alaska right now for NAC

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20222

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captain...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20222

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days He isn't referencing regionals which are not small airlines anymore. He is referencing Part 135 carriers that ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20222

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20222

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Really?? It was both posted up-thread on here and being reported by RT and CNN that review of the ATC recordings when asked about dumping fuel, the crew responded they did not feel comfortable at low altitude dumping fuel over the city. It makes absolutely no sense that a regional jet would have to...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Exits may be briefed, etc. but the last thing you want is for pax to open doors and jumping into fire and/or path of running engines. So, yes, pax are instructed to remain seated until ordered to move and to where. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQDF_pesqAo In this Aeroflot case, one of the c...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

HI all Just woke to this terrible news, condolences to the families. Quick question on the SSJ. Does it not have fuel dump capabilities? Slightly digressing, but the lightening strike has got me be a slightly worried. If it managed to fry the electronics, and disable systems, who is to say that eve...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

People seem to think pax just jump up and run for the exits, but they have to wait until instructed to evacuate. In AA383 it was 31 seconds between the aircraft stop and the first pax on the slide. BA2276 took about the same. From the videos posted of this SSJ, by 41 seconds it appears the entire r...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

HI all Just woke to this terrible news, condolences to the families. Quick question on the SSJ. Does it not have fuel dump capabilities? Slightly digressing, but the lightening strike has got me be a slightly worried. If it managed to fry the electronics, and disable systems, who is to say that eve...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136434

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

People seem to think pax just jump up and run for the exits, but they have to wait until instructed to evacuate. In AA383 it was 31 seconds between the aircraft stop and the first pax on the slide. BA2276 took about the same. From the videos posted of this SSJ, by 41 seconds it appears the entire r...

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by 32andBelow
Sat May 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 2713

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

I see that its Vicodin etc. What over the counter is tested for? There isn’t any “over the counter” stuff that potentially can come out positive. I don’t know where the thread starter got his/her information from. Except marijuana, which is as easy to buy in a lot of US states as a beer. Which shou...

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

They won’t get pilots. As soon as the pilots have 1500 hours they can go to any regional including Skywest. Sim and IOE failure rates are rumored to be high at the regionals, due to hiring pretty much anyone that can pass a drug screen and fog a mirror. Even more so at SkyWest, because of how stric...

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

They won’t get pilots. As soon as the pilots have 1500 hours they can go to any regional including Skywest.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 7539

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

The point is to map the static ground. Not to document airplanes. Really? Surely there are specialist applications that cater for surveyors and geologists and those that require "pure" images? I thought the point of Google maps was to provide an image that was of interest to the general p...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 7539

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

Are you using Globe View or the actual satellite shot? The 3d GLobe is horrible. Click on options for Google maps and turn off the Globe. I still see planes in maps at RDU, JFK, BOS It is interesting that on JFK, only one plane is there in Globe, but they're all there on regular satellite view. At ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 7539

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

They got an algorithm that is trying to take everything that isn’t the ground or a building out of the photos

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

ericm2031 wrote:
Blueknows wrote:
They just want access to the new routes in Hawaii.


Why would SkyWest need access to Hawaii flights?

This is so they can accept pilot transfers from Southern and Southern can offer this as an incentive to new hires.

They could already do that if they wanted.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5131

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

You know if a plane is climbing well and they make it over the MVA the radar controller can give them a vector in any direction

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by 32andBelow
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10701

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

It's for use as an alternate. If you don't have an RNP approach available into a SE Alaska airport you could go weeks where you have to have enough fuel to go all the way to SEA or ANC for an alternate. VX has had Airbusses (Airbi - ?) flying SEA-ANC before. Which is fine in the summer when the wea...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4201

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

You can’t check in usually till the flight is initialized. The flight is initialized 24 hours out. So if that process is still going then no check in.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2855

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

sprxUSA wrote:
And a pretty good load.

Pretty much full. Full if that doesn’t count crew.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10701

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10701

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I talked to an Alaska pilot and asked them the same question. This is what they told me that I remember; Due to the constant weather changes in Alaska, the airplanes that fly there (737’s) have unique cockpit systems that no other aircraft in their fleet do and are specifically meant to fly in hars...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10701

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I talked to an Alaska pilot and asked them the same question. This is what they told me that I remember; Due to the constant weather changes in Alaska, the airplanes that fly there (737’s) have unique cockpit systems that no other aircraft in their fleet do and are specifically meant to fly in hars...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10701

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

gunsontheroof wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Still waiting for an airbus to do a SEAANC turn


It will probably happen at some point due to a sub, but I assume that AS prefers to keep 737s rotating through ANC for product consistently on the intra-Alaska routes.

I don’t see why they wouldn’t get a 321 on a red eye turn.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10701

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

Still waiting for an airbus to do a SEAANC turn

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by 32andBelow
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5846

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

Absolutely not.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25708

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Boeing is a company in deep trouble. If you do not think there are problems at Charleston just ask a few airlines about what they have found and you will find the NYT article to be spot on. FAA is not what it used to be and also needs a major shake up. When you only have one company in the country ...

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