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by flyinggoat
Sun May 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 12977

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Exactly why though...OMA is close See post #6. Nostalgia mostly, I suppose. Although, flying into LNK beats driving to OMA and back, especially if you don't want to rent a car or ask friends for ride to OMA and back. Same could be said for many other secondary airports (like FAY, which is one I fly...

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by flyinggoat
Sat May 23, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 12977

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

FlyingElvii wrote:
University of Nebraska.
No foriegn students, no meetings or conferences, no big attended sporting events, no reason to service Lincoln with OMA just down the road.


Yeah, I'm not surprised to see LNK go, it's just a bummer to see it happen. I've done the trip from OMA to Lincoln a few times too.

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by flyinggoat
Sat May 23, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 12977

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

I'm a bit surprised by Palm Springs being cut by B6. Charleston, San Antonio, and New Orleans being cut by AS is surprising as well.

It's a bit of a bummer to see DL drop LNK. My grandparents lived there, and I've flown NW and DL many times between MSP and LNK. Sad to see that go.

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by flyinggoat
Fri May 15, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 432
Views: 70203

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

A GEnx powered 767F sounds like a no-brainer to me, although it will be interesting to see if this is based on a -300ER or -400ER. Aside from the landing gear, flaps, wing tips, and flight deck; how much difference it there between the two models? Could Boeing offer a -300F with the 400ER landing ge...

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by flyinggoat
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 432
Views: 70203

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

A new 757 isn't going to happen, and that's not even what the article says. Something the size of a 757 will happen at some point, but it will probably be a part of whatever replaces the 737. Putting a new wing and engines on a 767 is a dumb idea. If I had stock in Boeing, and they did that, I'd sel...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 52607

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I think the next all-new aircraft from Airbus will be an 8 abreast wide body smaller than the A330-900. The initial model would be slightly smaller than an A300, with a stretched model slightly longer than an A330-800. Range would be less than the A330, maybe around 5-6000nm. Before that happens, I ...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12160

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

I'd be curious to see what type of fleet they operate. I know several years ago they were hiring bush plane pilots in Alaska, and they were looking for DC-3T pilots to fly supplies between Nairobi (or maybe it was Kampala) and South Sudan. I know several people who are either on staff or have volunt...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12267

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

I saw on Enrilia's post this past weekend that Kenmore Air is starting PAE-FRD, PAE-ESD and PAE-BFI this year. My guess it's on Caravans. PAE is listed in Kenmore Air's website. But I couldn't find any press releases. It will be interesting to see how their fares compare to San Juan Airlines, who, ...

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by flyinggoat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11623

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I remember seeing a NW DC-10 at MNL in 1997.

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by flyinggoat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 38983

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

I think a brand-new development near Enumclaw is the best bet, connected as a branch to the proposed high speed rail link between Seattle and Portland. But just like everywhere else, I’m sure it’ll meet it’s fair share of opposition. I think you're on the right track there. Personally, I'd love to ...

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by flyinggoat
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 145847

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

There's a part of me that wonders if Amazon might be in talks for a large number of 767 freighters, and that may be driving Boeing to pursue the possibility of a 767F-MAX. Whether it would be based on the -300ER or -400 is an interesting debate, but I also think a new size somewhere between the two ...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 27616

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a split 787-10 and A350-1000 order. The two compliment each other well.

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by flyinggoat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29411

Re: Delta A220 route additions

DL seems to be using the A220 on more regional type flying, but I’m curious to see if they eventually are used for thin trans-con routes. ATL-BLI (Bellingham, WA) is one that I think could work, especially with so many Canadians across the border. There are some great connection possibilities from A...

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by flyinggoat
Tue May 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paris Air show Schedule?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Paris Air show Schedule?

The flying normally starts pretty late, around noon if I am not mistaken? The tough part would be getting in, queues can be long. Closing time for the grounds is at 6 PM. Schedules at Paris Air Show can be pretty iffy. Most of the times I went in the past, there was no public schedule to be found a...

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by flyinggoat
Tue May 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paris Air show Schedule?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Paris Air show Schedule?

Hey all, I'll be attending the Paris Air Show this year, and I'm trying to find a schedule of events for the show. I can't find any sort of schedule on the air show website, and I hope somebody here may have some info. More specifically, I'd like to know what time the air show starts. I'll be coming...

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by flyinggoat
Thu May 16, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12520

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I don’t really see how SEA can take traffic from YVR or vis-versa however, I do often wonder if BLI could be an alternative to YVR for Canadians. A DL flight to ATL could offer Canadians (and those of us who live in northern WA) a one stop solution to the Caribbean, Central America, and South Americ...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 256
Views: 40904

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I just completed a trip down to PHX and back, and PAE is fantastic. Both my flights were full, and everybody I talked to were ecstatic about service to PAE. Here are some observations I made: -The six unisex restrooms had a constant line of people. They really need more bathroom facilities. -The gat...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE
Replies: 32
Views: 4494

Re: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE

I live in the San Juan Islands, and SJA was doing local facebook poles only about a month ago. They must have had a good response if they are starting the service so soon. I know a lot of people in the San Juans are excited about PAE, and I think this will be a popular service. I just flew out of PA...

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by flyinggoat
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 256
Views: 40904

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

The new terminal looks fantastic!

PAE is going to be much more convenient for those of us living north of Seattle. I’ll be flying PAE-PHX in April, and I’m really looking forward to it.

It sounds like the Bellair Airporter bus service will be offering nine trips to PAE as well.

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by flyinggoat
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 26291

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

The article seems a bit vague, particularly when it says stretched A320 series. That could mean an addition model (322?), but I tend to think the following: -A320 stretched a few rows with a modified or new wing. -A321 stretched a few rows with a modified or new wing. The all new narrowbody could be...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14851

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

I’m surprised to see IAD-FAY dropped, and that seems like it would be a well traveled route with all the military in DC and Ft. Bragg. I wonder if this means UA will be pulling out of FAY? DCA-FAY was briefly offered a few years ago (as was DFW-FAY) so it would be interesting to see if the DCA route...

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by flyinggoat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 256
Views: 40904

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I would love a transcon flight from PAE or BLI to either IAD or ATL. I live in the San Juan Islands, and the drive to SEA is a pain, on top of dealing with flaky ferries. If airlines started serving these city pairs, without inflating prices much, I would have very little reason to fly out of SEA. A...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20942

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Must have been the fish....

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by flyinggoat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 9149

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

Somebody lost their life in this tragedy, and some of you are actually complaining about the thread title? Seriously? What a warped set of priorities...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55601

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

It's great to see there were no fatalities! It sure looks like both engines sitting along the runway to me. In the video, it looks like one at 0:14, and another engine at 0:45. It will be interesting to see what the cause was. It's hard to tell in the video, but is there livestock in the background?

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by flyinggoat
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 5668

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

Butte, MT has, I think, two gates in one room. Rental cars, ticketing, and baggage claim are just outside that one room. There is at least CRJ service there.

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by flyinggoat
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 20616

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

According to a.net, the average 737 flight is 900-1000 miles. Under 10% of flights are over 2000 miles. I assume the A320 has similar statistics. The A320 is overbuilt for the majority of its missions, just so it can fly those 2000+ mile missions. A A220-500 could fly 90% of the A320 missions far mo...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25632

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

If I’m reading between the lines right, it sounds to me like CX will be starting flights to SEA on April 1st.

MIA sounds feasible as well. Maybe a tag on to SEA, but maybe a direct flight as well.

That’s my guess.

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by flyinggoat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 20616

A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Hey all, Now that Airbus has the A220 in its stable, what impact would this have on the A319 and A320 aircraft? The A220-300 and A319 seem to be very comparable aircraft, and given the lack of A319 sales, I would not be surprised to see Airbus discontinue the model. Personally, I think Airbus's move...

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by flyinggoat
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 8080

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

I'm 99% sure the A319 is certified to up to FL398, see: https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS_EASA%20A%20064_%20Airbus_%20A318_A319_A320_A321_Iss_33.pdf#page39 Well, I'm not sure what to say then. I know it was an A319, and both my friend and I heard 42,000. Either they announced ...

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by flyinggoat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 8080

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Back in 2006, I was on a NW A319 that hit 42,000 ft while flying between MSP and BIL (Billings, MT). I thought I heard wrong when they announced the cruising altitude, but my friend next to me heard the same thing. That's the highest I've ever flown.

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by flyinggoat
Fri May 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana A320 Runway Excursion at TSE
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Air Astana A320 Runway Excursion at TSE

Looking at the video, it looks like they went so far off the right side of the runway that the left engine hit the sign. I'm glad everybody is okay!

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by flyinggoat
Sat May 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 25385

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

The folding wing tips pitched when the 777 was in development included a much larger portion of the 777 wing then what is on the 777x. The original folding wing had its hinge point between the aileron and flaps. The folding section included the aileron (and I suppose leading edge slats too?), which ...

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by flyinggoat
Sat May 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20451

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Last November, I flew UA from SFO to AKL. I was in coach, and the FA in our section looked like she had just rolled out of the sleeper berth. Unkept hair, wrinkled clothes, and her attitude towards my seat mate was extremely rude. I also noticed that it seemed like every UA FA on the flight had a di...

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by flyinggoat
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15424

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I've flown TPAC on CX, OZ, and NZ; and all three had very clean bathrooms. UA, on the other hand, was absolutely disgusting (and not just their toilets...the FA's incredibly rude attitudes too). I will never fly internationally on UA again, unless they get their act together.

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by flyinggoat
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 437125

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

What is the likelihood of a couple engine manufactures creating a joint venture to supply engines for NSA? Given the time constraints, this might be the best move, imho. GE could provide the hotter core, and either PW or RR a geared fan. Best of both worlds.

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by flyinggoat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH A350 or 747-8i
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: LH A350 or 747-8i

748 for sure. There aren't that many airlines flying one, so if you have a chance, I'd say hop on that one. The A350 is going to much more common.

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by flyinggoat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst coach class food experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: Best and worst coach class food experiences

Best: Asiana LAX-ICN: A really tasty cold lemon shrimp noodle salad thing. At first I thought it was a bit odd since it seemed like chilled shrimp scampi, but it was actually really good. The rest of the meal was good too. Continental EWR-LAX in 2008 Coach Class: They served a hot cheesesteak pizza ...

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by flyinggoat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates
Replies: 19
Views: 3408

Re: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates

I've never flown EK, but I do know that Asiana edits its content to some extent. In the movie, Ben-Hur, every reference to Jesus Christ (the figure, not the cuss word) was removed. On the flip side of that, I was on UA a few months ago, and some of the movies they had available were probably not as ...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 3398

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

I'd buy the following: -Super VC10 with four PW1100G engines, modern flight deck, and capable of being flown by one person. -Lockheed Starship with updated avionics -Spartan Executive 7W Now if I were to get crazy, maybe I'd do the following: B-36 bomber converted to pusher turboprop engines and cou...

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by flyinggoat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 8796

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

My hometown airport is Eastsound, WA, but having any sort of commercial service other then the part 135 operators (Like Kenmore Air or San Juan Airlines) is unrealistic. More realistically, I've love to see a DL BLI-ATL flight that departs and arrives late morning/early afternoon. Also, I'd start fl...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack
Replies: 8
Views: 2811

Re: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack

One of the commenters on the link mentioned it was a gear door that separated during flight, and there is light damage to the stabilizers as well.

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by flyinggoat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 43
Views: 7485

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

Which one is better tasting? I think that depends on the country. Here in the U.S., McDonalds is the last place I want to go for a burger or fries. They have a good breakfast menu though. That being said, I’ve had good food at McDonalds in the Philippines, but even then, I’d rather eat food from a ...

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by flyinggoat
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 437125

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe I missed something, but why are we discussing 381 seat 787s? All the information provided thus far indicates the “797” will be in the 225-275 seat range. I could see a business case for a regional 787 with a lighter wing, but I don’t think this is the “797”. One of the most knowledgeable users...

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by flyinggoat
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 437125

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Unless Boeing is willing to have more than one wing on the 797, I have a hard time seeing more than two models. More than two models with one wing just means there is too much compromise in the design, IMHO.

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by flyinggoat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 44471

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

Overall, I’d say the mods do a good job on this site, however, I do feel that there is some inconsistency in what is allowed/not allowed, particularly in the political or religious topics. Hateful comments towards Christians, Conservatives, or Jews seem to be tolerated more than hate comments direct...

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by flyinggoat
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21784

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Based on the landing gear video, I would say they are definitely telescopic. They also appear to be slightly levered, though the levered position doesn’t seem to change as the gear is retracted/extended.

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by flyinggoat
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 7126

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

The E-jets could potentially replace the 737-7, but I don’t see them replacing the larger 737 models. I do see NSA growing in size though, with a base model around 190 seat (two class), a shrink at 175, and a stretch out to 220. If the MOM is a great success (remains to be seen) Airbus will have to ...

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by flyinggoat
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 437125

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

I’m still in the camp that believes the 797 will be an oval that will hold 7AB and LD3/45s. Perhaps a 797-8 a few rows longer than a 762 and a 797-9 a few rows longer than a 763. Airlines that need more cargo volume can opt for the 788 instead. MOM has no reason to compete with the A321 as that will...

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