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by CF-CPI
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97528

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I have always believed a countervailing tariff on C Series would be both legal and appropriate but 200% is likely too high, but I dont know. It certainly does raise eyebrows. It has been said that Bombardier was less than forthcoming with hard data which would allow for accurate assessment of a cou...

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by CF-CPI
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170024

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Deadline extended for Alitalia bidders till October 16. http://atwonline.com/airlines/deadline-extended-alitalia-bidders Bidders are encouraged to buy the whole airline (`120 airframes) rather than a subset. The Ryanair offer involves 90 airframes and some tweaking of staff and, most likely compens...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 21018

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

IMHO this scheme suits the A330 very well, but neither the new livery, nor the A330 itself, set my heart aflame in and of themselves. Call me weird, but it's the mid-1990s green tail with autumn leaf that really does it for me. The toothpaste is nice when conditions capture the sparkle, capturing Ca...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?

A fun fact about the A340-600 regards an overwing exit which apparently was added during the certification process, as the distance between the original doors 2 and 3 was too great. I had never noticed this before, and it seems the prototype F-WWCA can be seen with and without, as evidenced by the p...

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by CF-CPI
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Northeast Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 4028

Re: New Northeast Airlines?

The Yellowbird was an attractive sight in its time and a creative livery. I suspect the site linked above is simply a fun fantasy site for those who want to envision Northeast as it might exist today if things had been different back in 1972. Historically one of my biggest disappointments is never s...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 10385

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

I am surprised that no one has mentioned that the DC-8's windows were much larger than the 707's, when the two airliners were competing. From the passenger point of view, that was the most obvious difference, and a clear win for the 8. Also, the reading light for passengers was not overhead, but in...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 10385

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

By September 12, 1995, United would have also had the 777 entering their fleet (started coming online in June 1995). I'm not saying they used a 777 for ORD-LHR, but I wouldn't doubt it. Again, I don't recollect them ever using the DC10s on TATL. They did use them on Pacific routes, but even there i...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9839

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Turdus Airways? Missed that one. It pays to run names past an international committee these days.

With apologies to you readers, this reminds me of Delsey airlines (updated name for VG, out of Brussels). I was waiting for them to start a low cost subsidiary called Charmin.

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 10385

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

Bit of trivia for you on UA's DC-8's. When UA acquired the LHR routes, which at the time were on the wishlist of every airline, the the issue became what equipment to fly ORD-LHR. The airline was really stretched thin at the time with no spares available, and if I recall correctly Pan Am aircraft w...

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by CF-CPI
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has submitted non-binding bid for Alitalia
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Alitalia--- What If?

There's been much talk over the last year or so about the fate of the beleaguered Italian Carrier, with Etihad now making a non-binding offer to take sole control of the airline. I'm resurrecting the Etihad/AZ thing in light of Etihad's recent huge loss >$1 billion, as reported in another thread. W...

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by CF-CPI
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15398

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

I suppose I should ask the overwhelming anutter question ...... does anyone have the reg?

76W (in theory) is a -332ER with a large forward cabin.

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 19016

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

@juliuswong contributions confirmed for Air Zimbabwe/Zimbabwe Airways, so you think it will be 4 planes?. I have heard rumors of 2. 4 will be quite a challenge for them to have routes. Information remains tight lip for now, will ask my friend if there is another one going to Zimbabwe Airways. There...

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by CF-CPI
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 8666

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

This discussion came up recently, and I was trying to remember the airline that did this first ... we couldn't decide between Air New Zealand or Emirates ... (both very well respected airlines). Any thoughts? As far as I know, it was Emirates first. They were fairly early with the 777, and installe...

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by CF-CPI
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011-500/MD-11 Flight Characteristics
Replies: 21
Views: 3955

Re: L1011-500/MD-11 Flight Characteristics

The L1011-500 is my all time favorite aircraft. I was thinking the L1011 being a three holler, would it have similar flight characteristics as the MD-11? Both wing areas are about the same (MD-11 3,648sq ft. vs L1011 3,456sq ft.) as well as wing span. I've read though that the MD-11 during landing ...

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by CF-CPI
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 8423

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

US was days from going under in winter of 2005 or 6. They had a week or two left. They would have never made it to the AA merger had outside parties not intervened The US situation is fascinating. In the late 80s they had gobbled up both PSA and Piedmont. PI was doing fairly well at the time, and t...

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by CF-CPI
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 9466

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

Hey guys, At the time I hated the World Tails, but now I love them! I collect 1/400 scale diecast aircraft and the BA World Tails is my #1 theme (of many). I have models of 16 of the 28 'main' designs - with some designs on multiple models. Any time I'm out at a model shop and spot one of the World...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unusual 747 galley configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 3875

Re: Unusual 747 galley configuration

Continental Micronesia had similar galleys in some DC-10s. I specifically remember picture of overhead bins in the galley too. Right. These were basically CO DC-10-10s. In CO domestic service, by the early 80s, the longitudinal galley was set up, and on the other side was a large version of the Pub...

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by CF-CPI
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170024

Re: Etihad to deepen its ties with Alitalia

If I personally had any stake in Etihad, I would insist on labor concessions and cost savings - in writing - before throwing more money at AZ. If the bankruptcy can lead to that, then there may be some hope. So far, the AZ staff has been reluctant to face the music.

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by CF-CPI
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 13964

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

Airbus windows are definitely noticeably smaller than Boeing.....I've not yet flown on the A350 of course.....but the A320/330/340 and 380 all have smaller windows compared to the corresponding Boeing models...its very noticeable....also, the gap between two windows is slightly more and that furthe...

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by CF-CPI
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 13964

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

Airbus windows are definitely noticeably smaller than Boeing.....I've not yet flown on the A350 of course.....but the A320/330/340 and 380 all have smaller windows compared to the corresponding Boeing models...its very noticeable....also, the gap between two windows is slightly more and that furthe...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?
Replies: 47
Views: 5954

Re: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?

Long ago, at the time of the 777's first flight, I read that United had a very heavy hand in it's overall specifications, driven by UA's mission needs. I do not recall every word of that article I had read in either the New York Times or WSJ (If memory serves) but I do recall well the essence of it...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?
Replies: 47
Views: 5954

Re: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?

The VC-10, possibly the most graceful airliner ever designed, was horribly expensive to operate, even in the days of a few pennies a barrel of oil. I remember seeing a BBC documentary where, a propos of BOAC not getting any more VC-10s, the then airline chairman was asked why he did not love the VC...

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by CF-CPI
Wed May 31, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 19399

Re: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement

I can't imagine loading up with more 777s, and the 787-10 likely has some very good fuel/economics numbers on some existing 777 routes, especially if that would free up some 777s for where they are really needed (long range, tons of cargo). I think the 777 itself really rocks, but at 10-across it no...

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by CF-CPI
Wed May 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX A321neo enters revenue service
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: VX A321neo enters revenue service

Congrats all around. The A321 itself is old hat, but the NEO gives this whole inaugural a certain charm. Looking at the actual time of departure and the estimated arrival time, either they pad the sched or they have a hell of a tailwind today. :airplane: And so the first A321neo enters revenue servi...

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by CF-CPI
Wed May 31, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 19399

Re: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement

The 787 options start to expire this fall on a plane by plane basis. Fwiw Do these options allow AC to choose the variant? It sounds like they are done with the -8 and would like more lift and performance in the sense of -9s or -10s. From the tenor of this thread, they're enthusiastic about bring m...

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Women sue UA for 85K due to "hard landing"
Replies: 23
Views: 5262

Re: Women sue UA for 85K due to "hard landing"

At first glance I wondered if the hard landing induced a miscarriage, in which case you could be somewhat sympathetic. ( I then noted one of the plaintiffs is named 'Triplett') The other is named 'Shivvers' - up her spine, due to the hard landing, no doubt. They are both from Vancouver (WA, I presum...

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 52
Views: 9299

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

Was that not the cause of the Air Canada DC-9 at CVG years back. No. The cause of the fire was never determined. The source was outside the lav structure. However, as smoking was allowed in 1983 when the smoke and fumes were first discovered in the aft lav, the Flight Attendants focused their fire ...

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 5269

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

Why is there always so much tail cone behind the tail fin ? A320, 777 too -- that's a bad look -- looks like the fin is too far forward. I can only think that the APU has something to do with it, or it is purely aerodynamic in the sense that the long taper makes a smoother transition and reduces dr...

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 5269

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

It resembles a scene from "Honey, I Shrank the 787". It's great to have something new and exciting on the narrowbody end of the spectrum, especially one fitted with wider seats in economy.

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170024

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Hey, what's another stripe on the tiger? Even if part of AZ's workers did not go on strike today from 10am - 6pm, the airline would have been grounded anyway, at least from 1pm - 5pm as the air controllers went on strike too. That's a serious situation that does indeed effectively shut down Italian...

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats
Replies: 25
Views: 8716

Re: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats

Zodiac, that is one troubled company. Seems like they have been delaying airline launches with back logs for ages. "The company has also held back United's rollout of new Boeing 777-300ER jets with the airline's much-trumpeted Polaris business class and is being sued by American for delaying i...

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 29, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170024

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

200 flights grounded. I'm sure bidders are increasing their bids. http://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/alitalia-strike-grounds-200-flights/1061803 The rumor is that one-percenters and other airlines are lining up in droves to acquire AZ, but with 200 flights cancelled, no one can get to Italy to ...

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by CF-CPI
Sun May 28, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street
Replies: 50
Views: 6126

Re: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street

We often hear that companies exist only to make money for shareholders. The other side of this is society passes laws to allow companies to exist in some legal sense as a person. Society has the right to make to rules work for the economy as a whole. To some extent a number of sectors have been cap...

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by CF-CPI
Sat May 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 32270

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

So anyone has the cabin pictures yet? I found this picture on instagram http://instagram.fabe1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/18512605_288024748303268_4585192748885213184_n.jpg Thanks for the cabin pic. The furnishings look identical, if not similar to, the A320. F class is a long way, but the ple...

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by CF-CPI
Fri May 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 7088

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

Damn, I could've swore the pilot on the ONT-ATL flight told me the planes were going to be retired in a few months from that point...maybe he meant THAT plane (N103DL)? I miss seeing the 762's...I always liked them over any other 76 variant FYI, N103DL is the one that almost went into the Pacific o...

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by CF-CPI
Fri May 26, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 34201

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

In this specific case DL had launch customer pricing on the 787 from the NW order and deferred the aircraft several times, so I'm not sure the "discounts and availability from Airbus" is a significant factor here. For some reason DL has never been convinced on the 787. Clearly it doesn't ...

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by CF-CPI
Thu May 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 44
Views: 12908

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

x1234 wrote:
Finally Air Canada HAS A NARROWBODY that can do TATL and Hawaii ops!


Can the MAX do something like YEG/YYC - LHR on a polar route?

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 in YYZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3873

Re: Delta A330 in YYZ

It's funny you should say that, I remember early 1990s when I was a 737 F/O and when taxying around the old T1 at YYZ, there was a Ciskei International Airways Convair 990 parked at one of the hard stands. I pointed it out to the Captain that it was really rare to see a Convair 990, and he said, no...

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by CF-CPI
Sat May 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report on AC 624 released
Replies: 31
Views: 8003

Re: Report on AC 624 released

Shucks, in wintry locals like Halifax, wouldn't both runways having ILS be opportune? You said a mouthful there my friend. Pilots have been trying to get better landing facilites at Canadian airports for decades! But, no, airport improvement fees go to canoes in the lobby and waterfalls in Customs....

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by CF-CPI
Mon May 15, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170024

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

As per another thread, the 777-300 intended for Alitalia- fully painted and regged F-ONOU- has been parked. It has been pointed out that no one is surprised, but it makes one wonder if this really is the end. My question right now: a bridge loan is in place to ensure ops through the summer season (a...

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by CF-CPI
Fri May 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 9607

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

Ok, saying that in 2017 B707s are still flying regularly is a bit of a stretch really... back to topic: by the mid-80s those few 720s left flying were really old gas guzzlers and these were replaced with newer types at the end of their lives' cycles, and the were subsequently broken up. They were a...

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by CF-CPI
Thu May 11, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 31105

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

BG777300ER wrote:
Bye bye some 757s?


Replacement for "older domestic-gauge aircraft" which does sound like 757s. It's too early to park 737-800s. Of course, the MD-80s are on the way out, so I suspect the A321 will be part of the overall shuffle.

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by CF-CPI
Wed May 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 22861

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

ZyreaxPlayz wrote:
: Still, a Canadian Airlines livery on a 789! That too, would be awesome.


Better yet, an ORANGE 787-9, a year 2000 GOOSE on a 777, a 1960s GOOSE on a 767-300, rounding out with a 50s BRITANNIA style red stripe on an A321.

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by CF-CPI
Wed May 03, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 19762

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

. At least store them don't sell. Dont tell me a 737-900 with tail stand and all does 95% of what a 757 does. Has anyone ever been on a 737 you hold your breath because they take up so much runway. While we're on this subject, do UA's 'Tiny Wings' 737-900s have any restrictions out of DEN? Does UA ...

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by CF-CPI
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs
Replies: 36
Views: 10188

Re: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs

Did Piedmont eventually transition to using 737-400s and 767-200s for these transcons? PI took its first 767s in June 1987. Initial emphasis was London, but as more were delivered, CLT-LAX and BWI-LAX had at least one 767 r/t daily. BWI-LAX eventually became a 737-300. Most likely this was followin...

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by CF-CPI
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 44650

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

Yes on refurbishment, but when you consider that many are over 100,000 hours, you need replacements. I don't get why Delta doesn't down-grade some A330-300 orders to A330-200 orders (or A330-800neo orders). Delta's A330-200s have 234 seats...the 767s (new to Delta) have 208-211 seats and the 6-door...

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by CF-CPI
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New aircraft delivered with old branding
Replies: 23
Views: 5650

Re: New aircraft delivered with old branding

Flashback to 1974 ...... TWA introduces it's revised livery (double red stripe) replacing the old twin globes. L1011 N81026 was configured right about that time and due to overcapacity and a bad economy (post fuel crisis), TW leased the aircraft out to Lockheed for a sales tour, with the old livery ...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 9834

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

They were extremely expensive to operate, and the engines were a maintenance nightmare. . Just what aspect of the engine was a proverbial pain, or was it multiple things? Historically it seems RR engine designs go from one extreme to the other. For their part, LH and Virgin Atlantic seem be able to...

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by CF-CPI
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 9834

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

Poorly worded. Apologies. After the restructuring they wanted to cancel the entire order. Airbus restructured a lot of leases but one of the caveats was to take the 2 -500s sitting on the ramp in Toulouse in AC paint. The monthly lease was huge and that deal didn't change. If memory serves they wer...

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by CF-CPI
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 8778

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

AC had at least one daily 747 YYZ-YVR roundtrip during the 1970s. It was a westbound dinner flight, and I assume that it returned eastward the following morning. It was a 747-133. CP Air competed with 747s on the same route. A friend of mine rode it YYZ-YVR in 1979 - the Friday of Victoria Day weeke...

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