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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 60
Views: 10500

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

I'm sure Southwest's jets are cleaner than any Walmart or Target people frequent without a second thought.

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by Sooner787
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 277576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

With all the Max's parked around Boeing Field, I assume they have room to park the 4 779 test birds as well? LOL

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by Sooner787
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7970

Re: Aeroflot not taking two new 77W

Does anyone know what king of penalty SU will go through? Do they forego a downpayment or is there anything else involved? When I took the Everett Factory tour , seem to recall they explained airlines make the first 1/3 of purchase before assembly begins, the next third is paid before painting the ...

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by Sooner787
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 25997

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Took these at RNT a week ago. Looks like they are making AAL, SWA, and UAL a priority at RNT for re-work 7612 64498 N27520 737-9 United Airlines https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50153690317_9849294597_c.jpg 7612 64498 N27520 737-9 United Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr 7634 44476 N324...

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by Sooner787
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Here’s to hoping there’s a 6 month extension in the payroll support program. Amen..... I was furloughed from my corporate travel gig in mid - March. We were told at the time furloughs would be 90-120 days. Well, we were advised last week as day 120 came and went that now the earliest they anticipat...

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75559

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

I'm still holding out hope the 3 retro 744's will find their ways to aviation museums.

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I'm curious, for UA pilots that were prior military, what is the process a pilot would go thru
if he/she was furloughed and wanted to re-enlist ? I would assume even the military would only have
so many pilot openings available?

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by Sooner787
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 25997

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I'm thinking once Max deliveries resume, MWH will end up becoming home to all the NTU & white tails.
Kind of Boeing's own " Island of misfit toys " :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75559

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Would sure like to see the 3 retro jets donated to museums instead of a date with the scrapyard :(

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65657

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Been in the travel biz 30 years, the last 12 working at a very large TMC booking complex international reservations for road warriors. Today is day 120 of furlough with no end in sight. Never thought I would have to consider a career switch this late in the game, but reality is sinking in. I'm now f...

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by Sooner787
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14226

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

How much water can they spray on that vessel before it rolls over and/ or sinks ?

I remember the Normandie fire during WW2 ( 1942) , when she was being converted into a troop transport.
the fireboats sprayed so much water on her , she rolled over in her slip in NYC

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Once (If) deliveries restart, the next problem is that few airlines are in a position to pay for or use said new airplanes. Airlines with the largest MAX orders are probably in the weakest position to finance them in great numbers, at least for the next couple of years. Expect 50% of the built fram...

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I'm predicting the official RTS will be granted in Q3, but it'll be Q4 before we see any Max's back in service,
those already owned by the airlines of course.

And God only knows how long it'll take to clear the inventory of undelivered frames

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 344
Views: 42146

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This is an interesting article on CF regarding AS pulling back in July with reduction on their repviously announced capacity (so I guess they will be flying 40% instead of 50% schedule) https://crankyflier.com/2020/06/30/alaska-pulls-back-in-july/ A lot of airlines added capacity really close-in in...

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 344
Views: 42146

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This is an interesting article on CF regarding AS pulling back in July with reduction on their repviously announced capacity (so I guess they will be flying 40% instead of 50% schedule) https://crankyflier.com/2020/06/30/alaska-pulls-back-in-july/ A lot of airlines added capacity really close-in in...

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57377

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-26/key-faa-test-flight-of-boeing-s-737-max-jet-expected-next-week?sref=ez43dC45 says: Boeing Co. and federal regulators are preparing to hold a critical set of test flights on the 737 Max early next week , which would mark a milestone in its return to...

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182288

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

OK so what's with these MAX airplanes being moved from ROW to TUL? Once the Max's are cleared for RTS , makes sense for AA to have all their Max's in TUL so the required modifications can be done. IIRC, the bulk of AA's Max's have been stored in TUL since the grounding. Maybe AA knows something we ...

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by Sooner787
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10136

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

reltney wrote:
Yes it is for the troops. One was in Houston this week heading to Central America. The fleet is busy.


Maybe that explains the DL A359 I saw parked on the Terminal F ramp at DFW last Wednesday evening 17Jun.

First one I've seen in person, beautiful bird :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8121

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

I believe AA is planning on the 76 oldest 737's by a certain date because they don't want to do a retrofit on them. That isn't why. They have the older HUD system. Plus, assuming AA can resume flying their Max's by Q4 , they could replace their 2000 vintage 738's on 1 for 1 basis. Also think UA wil...

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by Sooner787
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 344
Views: 42146

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

There is a good chance that bookings will pick up even faster in the next couple of months. Not that I think things are going to get that much better, but there will be a ton of capacity coming back online and a lot of price sensitive customers. NK is going from operating around 10% of their schedu...

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by Sooner787
Sat May 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 25997

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Has the Max 10 had it's first flight yet?

I'm assuming Boeing would keep it low key ( employees only)

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by Sooner787
Wed May 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58871

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I'm starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel. Not over til it's over. Strange times we are in, and the article states there is an internal struggle at Boeing. Hard to see them turning back orders at this time. Time will tell. I suspect Boeing put out a "Last call " notice t...

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by Sooner787
Mon May 18, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19364

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

BA was supposed to start running 78J's into DFW this month, but obviously those plans
will be pushed back til who knows when. Right now, BA is serving DFW with 788's
2-3 times a week.

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by Sooner787
Fri May 15, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63270

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I could see Boeing taking the 717's off DElta's hands and prompty offering Hawaiian Air a killer deal for those frames. They seem to be perfect island hoppers. As for the 777's, I could see boeing offering them killer deals to airlines like Omni Air or even Atlas Air for their pax charters ops.

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by Sooner787
Thu May 14, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117473

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Ryefly wrote:
They should trade with American. Delta 777's for American's A330 fleet.


That would be a great idea if AA/DL could put together such a deal :)

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by Sooner787
Wed May 13, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

On the Aviation Planning site, Mike Boyd is reporting in his Monday Insight column today that United has cancelled their order for B737MAX10's. Some Google searches have not turned up any confirmation, yet. You have to scroll down in his Monday rant, but he briefly mentions the cancellation. https:...

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by Sooner787
Tue May 12, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41556

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I mean, he can’t just come out and say AA is so far up to its eyes in debt that they will be out of business by the end of the year ... he’s gotta keep it in generalities. I thought it would be AA. I wasn’t sure for a while You know I never thought we'd see another carving of the cooked pig like we...

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by Sooner787
Thu May 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57377

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Haven't seen this posted yet. More bad news for the MAX: Boeing’s Biggest 737 MAX Customer Slashes Aircraft Delivery Schedule https://simpleflying.com/southwest-737-max-delivery-schedule/ The 2021 delivery schedule slashed from 100 to 48. Right now, deferrals are to be expected, so I don't consider...

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by Sooner787
Sat May 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I could see IAH being trimmed down quite a bit. Very little traffic to Latin America, a city built around oil, and too far south for U.S. connecting traffic. UA has never been historically strong in South America. Let AA and Delta have that traffic. That’s not the first time you’ve put out that opi...

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by Sooner787
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3342

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

...So Founders Plaza is currently no good? Is it even open? Yep, 7 - 7. But without QF 7 since 3/25, and AA cutting frequency from ~1,000 flights to ~300 flights per day, it's not much fun. :( https://media.giphy.com/media/zyUwS7hgbdZx6/giphy.gif Great place to catch a nap, but that's about it righ...

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57377

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

CBS reporting fix late summer: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/04/24/boeing-737-max-fix-date-quietly-pushed-back-amid-coronavirus.html "Boeing still needs to complete two software updates and clear a number of other hurdles, including a recertification flight, before the Max can be cleared to re...

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by Sooner787
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6445

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

At what point does Boeing consider consolidating all 787 production into a single factory?
I assume 10 a month production is still enough to keep PAE & CHS lines open, but what rate
is the tipping point?

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 16185

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Not completely surprising: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/04/09/timing-and-size-of-new-terminal-f-at-dfw-airport-in-doubt-with-historic-disruptions-to-air-traffic/ Plus..... prudent to pause and wait until they know what AA's future is. Figure they file BK and emerge a smaller ca...

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by Sooner787
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18402

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

FWIW.... even though finger construction has started between Terminal D and future Terminal F , local news report suggesting the DFW Airport board is reconsidering it's options/ timetable for beginning construction of Terminal F. Smart move, if AA goes belly up or gets taken over by a rival airline,...

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by Sooner787
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182288

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

So if AA's going all 788, what's going to happen to all the A332s? Keep them parked? Unless I'm missing something, it's the A333s which are reportedly being retired, not the A332s. Right, so I am curious what's going to happen to the 332s that normally run TATL. Heard a story awhile back that AA wo...

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by Sooner787
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6191

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

AA's livery looks stunning in bright sunlight, especially on their 787's , but looks as haze gray as any USAF C-17 in overcast
or rainy, foggy weather.

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by Sooner787
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 65733

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

That's a good insight. Generally - but not uniformly - it's the older -700s they've parked. How many Max's does WN have stored at VCV ?/ was it 34? I agree with other posters once RTS is granted, those Max's WN already owns will return to service and replace those older, recently stored 73G's on a ...

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by Sooner787
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12112

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

This is a prudent move by Airbus. It will also allow them to catch up on the backlog of delayed frames as well.

IIRC.... the A321 NEOS that AA ordered were close to 6 months behind their original delivery skeds, and that was
before Hurricane Corona hit

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182288

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Some of the comments on that NYT comment board are pretty disgusting. This is a great occasion for them to return their 737 Max, as part of a fleet streamlining. But I am not sure they will have the balls to do it, when they need to please the government. Considering that (I think it was) 40x MAX 8...

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by Sooner787
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33005

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Australian travel industry redundancies this week: Flight Centre: 4500 now 750 staff Helloworld: 50% gone Corporate Travel Management 40+% gone Have several friends working at Ovation Travel in US, appears they've furloughed 2/3 of their agents for 60 days effective last week , remaining staff 25% ...

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by Sooner787
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

32andBelow wrote:
Why are they moving all the planes to the desert. Can’t they literally just leave them at the gate at this point.



Dry desert air is better for long term health of the fleet.

Tells me DL is planning a long vacation for those big birds :(

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182714

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Here is a list of routes between the US and Europe operating this week prior to the ban being announced, lets see how much of it get's cut https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290249/general-reference-us-europe-flights-for-week-of-15mar20/ Icelandair just got wrecked.... Luckily, they ...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182714

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Im far more scared of the hysteria than the virus itself. As someone who makes his living as a corporate travel agent, I agree with you 100% Ironically ......... we're staying busy booking engineers , insurance folks and construction managers to Nashville to help with their tornado recovery. Very l...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11281

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

With oil prices low and travel demand uncertain, it would seem a good idea to cancel orders for new aircraft and keep older aircraft flying for longer. Older aircraft have lower lease rates and they can be parked at a lower cost whilst demand is poor. I suppose they needed the 787 anyway and so did...

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 16185

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Well... Qantas will be replacing the A380 on SYD-DFW with the 787-9 from April 20 to mid-September. I find that surprising.... the QF rep that regularly visited out " Very Big Travel Agency" said he wanted to keep the 380's on the DFW runs because their sales in F class were very good. Gu...

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 16185

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Well... Qantas will be replacing the A380 on SYD-DFW with the 787-9 from April 20 to mid-September. I find that surprising.... the QF rep that regularly visited out " Very Big Travel Agency" said he wanted to keep the 380's on the DFW runs because their sales in F class were very good. Gu...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 277576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

VV wrote:
It seems the second flight test article is almost ready to do the taxi test.
The first flight is very close now.


Great news........ I forgot, will Boeing be using 4 or 5 frames for the flight test program?

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182288

Re: American Airlines Widebody Fleet Renewal

I could see AA ordering around 20 779's for their largest routes and the existing
20 77W's would then replace older 77E's on a 1 for 1 basis. They could then
order some more 789's / 78J's to replace the rest of the 77E fleet.

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by Sooner787
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 277576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
Do we expect to see the 777X at the Farnborough Airshow now that testing is well underway?


I'd be surprised if it wasn't there...... I suspect an example in either LH or EK livery will be at the show

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by Sooner787
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Interesting AA 281 from, DFW - ICN departed on time today.

As big a stink as AA's flight & cabin crews raised about working the PEK, PVG & HKG flights,
which were finally suspended, I haven't heard anything on local news about suspending this ICN flight yet.

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