I'm curious what the FAA has said about Covid vaccines and pilot's medical tickets?
I'm planning on getting a "jab" soon, but if Iwas a commercial pilot, I would want to
make damn sure I wouldn't risk my medical qualifications in any way.
What about Southwest ? Don't forget their interest in the 779s' LOLJump to post
oschkosch wrote:When is the order expected?
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I'm thinking when Southwest decides on a jet bigger than the Max8,
it'll be a NMA-5X , 7X or 9X and they will be one of the launch customers
How many Max 7's are already built for WN and ready for delivery once they're certified ?Jump to post
Great news for the men and women at the Renton factory. They've been thru hell past couple of years,
they've earned some good news
ikolkyo wrote:Looks like China is gonna milk this out https://www.scmp.com/economy/global-eco ... til-safety
Seems contrary to current trends. Most airlines have been retiring as many aircraft as they can, while United decides to order more... they haven't retired as many aircraft as the other legacies either. What does United know that the others don't? Wonder how cheap they are getting these... especial...Jump to post
UA is (conditionally) ordering up to 200 eVTOL aircraft from Archer: "Under the terms of the agreement, United will contribute its expertise in airspace management to assist Archer with the development of battery-powered, short-haul aircraft. Once the aircraft are in operation and have met Uni...Jump to post
Where do things stand with the Max 7 certification? Also, has the -10 started it flight test program? The MAX 7 has resumed certification test flight as of yesterday. The MAX -10 hasn't been seen in over 8 months at Renton and hasn't had its first flight. Appreciate the update. I suppose the Max 10...Jump to post
Where do things stand with the Max 7 certification?
Also, has the -10 started it flight test program?
Hope to see these at DFW one day. DFW-BOS is awfully long flight to be stuck on a E-190Jump to post
...and machinists were fired? Not yet? (Trying hard not to troll, just curious about employment for workers on this program in light of all the covid stuff) Yep. Triumph Group that made the fuselage panels started auctioning off equipment from its production line in late 2019, and started laying of...Jump to post
AFW would be better due to the number of households in the immediate area. And it seems more homes are going up in northern Tarrant County every day. Also , the traffic between that area and FTW is a nightmare most of the time, so I'm sure locals would prefer AFW. Thanks for your input on that. Now...Jump to post
I live right out by AFW and commercial flights would be nice. Of course you would have to build a passenger Terminal. A nice 5-10 gate terminal would suffice and then you could have Breeze and Allegiant out there. O'h and I was on an American Flight that got diverted to AFW because of bad thunderst...Jump to post
The most logical move for Boeing would be consolidating everything ay KPAE.
With the 787 line moving to CAE and the 747 line winding down , there's more
than enough room to move 737 production up there as well as base the future NSA
line in the former 747 bays.
I think we'll see commercial flights out of Collin County Airport in McKinney
before any expansion of gates at KDAL.
I think Collin County could support a commercial terminal modeled after SNA's
Lord knows the population is large enough now.
Hell , Arlington, TX , a DFW suburb 15-20 minutes south of DFW Airport, had 4 people killed by celebratory gunfire on NYE. Arlington Police also confronted 3-4 guys firing an AK-47 into the air. The idiots responded by opening fire on the police. Thankfully they're bad shots, no officers were injured.Jump to post
Possible a Covid-19 'vaccine passport' to be required for all air travel including international travel, within countries like the USA or regional like the EU ? https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/27/tech/coronavirus-vaccine-passport-apps/index.html I'm sure it's coming, but probably not for another 12 mon...Jump to post
Anyone know when the rebuild of runway 18R/36L is supposed to be completed?Jump to post
The 737 Max is the most scrutinized aircraft in service thus making it probably the safest. I've thought about this and I predict the MAX will become the hottest seller in 2021 and especially 2022 simply because it has been so heavily scrutinized and provides one of the only new Boeing aircraft for...Jump to post
I know normally Boeing is shut down between Xmas and New Years, but will they continue prepping Max's for delivery ? I remember someone mentioning Boeing was aiming for 30 Max deliveries by years end. They are currently closed. But they do have some employee's working to deliver planes and complete...Jump to post
I know normally Boeing is shut down between Xmas and New Years, but will they continue prepping
Max's for delivery ? I remember someone mentioning Boeing was aiming for 30 Max deliveries by
Looks like some of the white tails are finding a new home: BREAKING: Alaska Airlines signs “agreement in principle” with Boeing to order 23 more 737 Max 9s, total commitment rises to 68, options for 52 more. Nine will be already-built white tails. Carrier to exit legacy Virgin America A320s and A31...Jump to post
Appreciate all the delivery updates. Nice to see these birds finally flying off to their new homesJump to post
Looks like AA, in addition to A321-253NX N421UW being delivered from Hamburg today to DFW, also had another B-737-8 MAX N315SD, delivered to TUL. Lots of work for those DFW and TUL AMTs and Cabin Crews, prepping all those aircraft to go into service. These days, being busy at work is a wonderful th...Jump to post
Be interesting to see what effect if any this has on Southwest's discussions with their unionsJump to post
I think not much has changed since SWA pushed out the 737-7, before the crashes. Not sure who the stalking horse here, the popular A220-300 or no customer 737-7. Southwest came to the same conclusion that Spirit did when looking between the popular A220-300 or no customer A319neo- at this point in ...Jump to post
I wonder if AA wishes it had a " do over card" on their decision to pour billions of $$ into their giant new corporate campus that dominates the skyline at the south entrance to DFW? I've noticed there is a 10-12 story hotel /dorm building going up near the conference center, construction ...Jump to post
I flew Southwest on Tuesday on a short flight DAL-HOU and back. Flight down had about 40 passengers and Flight back at about 60. Corrected: Flew WN 4-7 Nov from DAL-DEN-SEA roundtrip. The DAL- DEN flts had approx 80 pax each way but the DEN - SEA legs had max loads and quite a few middle seats were...Jump to post
FAA ban to be lifted as early as next week, per various sources; I can confirm activity related to this as well. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-exclusive-idUSKBN27Q00H Great news for the 737 team. Now the fun part; pulling all those Max's from storage and getting them ready for de...Jump to post
Flew last week for first time since pandemic started , DAL to SEA on WN w/ change of planes in DEN each way.
All 4 of my WN flts had max loads ( less the empty middle seats).
Terminal C at DEN seemed quite busy, SEA was much quieter than my last visit.
Those of us in the airline/travel industry are hanging on by a thread. I'm convinced without additional stimulus from Uncle Sam, we're gonna lose a major US carrier in the next 12 months. Hell, we're already seeing consolidation in the travel industry. That means a lot of travel jobs that went away ...Jump to post
Southwest says it is investigating the A220 as a fleet addition: https://finance.yahoo.com/m/68e85392-3f64-32c0-a495-2d345c674be7/all-boeing-airline-southwest.html If ever there was a time to make a killer deal and lock in delivery spots, now's the time. IMHO, the A221's would be perfect 735 replac...Jump to post
Making news in the last couple of months around D/FW is the progress in the proposed Dallas-Houston high-speed rail. With that in mind, could this expansion to North Houston be a move to either hurt the rails progress or prepare for when it opens? Southwest has for years lobbied against high speed ...Jump to post