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by osupoke07
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 19
Views: 1840

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

https://www.facebook.com/BWIairport/videos/295082564652760/ MD Governor Larry Hogan and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly unveil "major new regional maintenance facility" at BWI, as part of a celebration of 25 years of LUV at BWI. -130,000 sq ft -"First of its kind for Southwest on east coast...

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by osupoke07
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37005

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I'm not sure what the heck any of this has to do with Qantas. :scratchching Just the ordinary input of the BED (Boeing Enthusiasts Department) :biggrin: Back on topic: I think both OEM will show Qantas a very capable airplane. I don’t think it’s just B778 versus A35K-ULR, but also what the possibil...

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by osupoke07
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15689

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

INFINITI329 wrote:
If the 797 comes to fruition, I fully expect AA to convert some 787 options to the 797


They also deferred 40 737MAX orders when they made their last 787 order. Those seem like prime orders to be converted upwards to 797 if and when Boeing finally offers it for sale.

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14400

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

You are probably right about the end. The 737 replacement will most likely be a mini 797. I firmly believe that the NSA will share a common type rating with the NMA 797 and that part of the development time we're seeing now is to reduce the time to market for the NSA model. Heck, NSA may even BE a ...

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by osupoke07
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43372

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Comfortable? It will still be worse than on the A350 and even on the B747. The 777X is supposed to be at least 18 inches in 10 across (or at least thats what the plan was) so about as good as a 9 Across A350. With all due respect, this is impossible. The 777X has the same external fuselage width as...

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by osupoke07
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 200
Views: 12339

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

I'm also interested to see if this new gear will be available on the -8 and -9 models as part of a short field package or a MAX-ER version if the current fuel tanks are not already volume limited.

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 200
Views: 12339

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So instead of moving the pivot point backwards like the E-190 as some initially speculated, they seems like they have essentially kept the gear on the ground longer by extending it on rotation once the plane starts producing lift to give it a better rotation angle. Interesting how they don't show t...

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 200
Views: 12339

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So instead of moving the pivot point backwards like the E-190 as some initially speculated, they seems like they have essentially kept the gear on the ground longer by extending it on rotation once the plane starts producing lift to give it a better rotation angle.

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by osupoke07
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43372

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

According to a news release back in May; BA was looking at a big 777X order..... https://aviationnews.online/2018/05/05/british-airways-set-to-order-up-to-30-777-9-10/ It mentions a potential order of the 777-10? That eacalated quickly ! I wonder if Boeing actually pitched the 777-10x to them as an...

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by osupoke07
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7147

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

It's my understanding that one of the reasons the used 319 has become in demand is because they are so cheap to acquire; I'm hearing around $5M a frame. At those prices, they are "disposable" equipment. According to LAXintl's last airframe pricing thread, the A319 is selling for $5.0 - $3...

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by osupoke07
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 7147

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

It's my understanding that one of the reasons the used 319 has become in demand is because they are so cheap to acquire; I'm hearing around $5M a frame. At those prices, they are "disposable" equipment. According to LAXintl's last airframe pricing thread, the A319 is selling for $5.0 - $3...

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by osupoke07
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20008

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Honestly, whether you are at an aisle or center is a far bigger issue to me than the width of the cabin. My worst flight was in the middle 2 seats of a 77W (3-4-3 seating) from Toronto to Vancouver. I've flown comparable length flights on 737 and the 737 was by far more pleasant because I had a win...

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by osupoke07
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9586

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Assuming a frequency is one movement and the 39,000 frequency number is an annual amount, that works out to 53.4 daily slot pairs to be awarded. (39,000 / 365 / 2) Obviously at least half of those are going to ANA and JAL, so that leaves at most 26-27 daily slot pairs for international carriers. It ...

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by osupoke07
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15048

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

UAL may be configuring these Airplanes to take over Premium Service on "Transcon" routes, EWR-LAX - SFO, IAD-LAX-SFO, ORD-LAX-SFO, IAH-LAX-SFO. That might be a minimum of 16 airplanes. aside from the EWR,or IAD flights to ORD, IAH,and DEN. Especially DEN in the Winter.That cargo hold is r...

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by osupoke07
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 358
Views: 42880

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/69797-american-airlines-gets-priority-in-gate-allocation-at-miami "American Airlines gets priority in gate allocation at Miami" American receives priority access at 61 of the 140 gates. How does this compare to their priority access now? Is that an ...

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by osupoke07
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45102

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Would be a shame, but I can see why it would happen. Similar to AA there are a few ways to 'compensate' Airbus, but would Airbus play hardball to avoid losing the only customer for the -800? While it doesn't look great now, I think the A338 could get a new lease of life (pun intended) as the A330ne...

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35910

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Well, I expect AA will keep an Airbus wide body order rather than cancel. Don't see a conversion to A320 neo. Rather than 359 I am leaning towards a 339 order to replace 333 and 763 trans-atlantic ex MIA and PHL and JFK. That is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. And I imagine attractiv...

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Did you read any of the posts in this topic before you started banging on your keyboard? Especially the one 2 up that talks of the constraints due to traffic and road limitations or did that one just go over your head? I don't like sitting in any traffic that doesn't allow for productivity and wait...

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by osupoke07
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 6048

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

Some thoughts living 'near' BWI: - I think some PCT controllers run/have been fed aircraft close together for no real reason. Weather was great, but 'Maintain 160 knots' to multiple aircraft 8+ miles out transitioning ANTHM+RAVNN to Rwy 10. That seemed to have resulted in avoidable noise. - Not sur...

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by osupoke07
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27870

Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Ostrower on Twitter reporting that Boeing to increase production rate to 14, and the accounting block has increased by 100 frames. I don't have a link I can post yet.

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA738 with red tips on winglets
Replies: 14
Views: 4494

Re: AA738 with red tips on winglets

AA should have either done something to complement the tail on the wingtips or put the new Eagle logo there. I hate naked wingtips.

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27694

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

flyguy84 wrote:
... Why would they want to enter the market. ...


To reduce their Rapid Reward liability, I'm sure. (half /s)

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12310

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Polot wrote:
osupoke07 wrote:
B731 (since no -100 or -10 has existed yet)

There most certainly has been a -100, only 30 were made though:



Oh, my mistake. I was thinking Boeing dropped the -100 like they did with the 57, 67, and 77.

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12310

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

tjwgrr wrote:
WN8701 Flightradar24 shows the correct type designation as B38M, whereas Flightaware shows it as B738.


So, assuming the 737-9 MAX is B39M, what will the 737-10 be, B731 (since no -100 or -10 has existed yet), B3JM, or B1M?

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 5222

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

gatechae wrote:
In TUL, departures are on ground floor, arrivals on second. So there are exceptions to the rule.


The reason for arrivals being on the second floor is because the bags have to travel by conveyor over the departure road. No point in taking them back down again.

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by osupoke07
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 crew members in hospital after an AA flight experienced severe turbulence
Replies: 18
Views: 5779

Re: 7 crew members in hospital after an AA flight experienced severe turbulence

Yet people still choose not to wear seatbelts. If 7 crew members were injured and only 3 passengers, then the seatbelt sign was probably on and people buckled up. It is possible to get injured while in your seat with your seatbelt fastened. 7 crew members is a bit concerning. The flight crew must n...

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by osupoke07
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9327

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

I feel the number 7 has become a part of the Boeing brand so stepping away from that would be a mistake. Why not move the variant digit over one and use the (as yet) untainted 9 in the middle. So subsequent aircraft would be the 791, 792, and so on... I don't know if that's viable since the IATA de...

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by osupoke07
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 64
Views: 12989

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
"The 15 new aircraft, which were delivered to Saudia from 1997 onward ....


They have a completely different definition of "new" than I do.

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by osupoke07
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11929

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Rare has to be landing on DFW 13L or 31L. Those are the crosswind runways, but those approach paths take you across 4 other active runways. The current google images show tire marks on 31L and I've previously seen google imagery of touchdown marks on 13L before, but it had to have been an after hour...

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by osupoke07
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13130

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

http://www.airfleets.net/listing/b767-23.htm
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SonOfABeech wrote:
Is it me, or this took a lot less time than the 767?


Per airfleets.net, the 767 is only on LN 1127.

http://www.airfleets.net/listing/b767-23.htm

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by osupoke07
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6105

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

When AA had the TUL-LAX flight, it was always full. So there is demand, just don't know if the yields are worth it. It's crazy how much more service OKC gets than TUL. When you employ thousands of people in Tulsa, I'm not surprised. Yeah, I'm not surprised an AA flight to an AA hub from their large...

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by osupoke07
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6105

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

TUL seems to offer incentives ever few years to get new coastal flights. Currently the only flights to the coasts are BWI and LAX on Allegiant, and I suspect those flights are taking advantage of incentives. At one point, I want to say AA served LAX and UA definitely served EWR, but the drop in oil ...

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by osupoke07
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 5369

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

DFW actually does, indeed, already function as a meaningful connecting point between Asia and South America. AA does substantial business at DFW linking the five nonstop Asian destinations (NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG and HKG) on one side of the hub with the five nonstop South America destinations (BOG, UIO...

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by osupoke07
Thu May 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

Thanks for posting this, always enjoy reading through this information.

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by osupoke07
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far away is the commercial airline industry from adopting BWB designs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6360

Re: How far away is the commercial airline industry from adopting BWB designs?

One challenge that's been brought up before with BWB is the width. It will be a huge cost to reconfigure gates if a narrow body version is wider than the current A320 and B737. Long term, I think if there was a doubling of capacity with BWB (two 4-6 across tubes as opposed to one 6 across tube) if t...

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by osupoke07
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13150

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Could the C-Series fill a niche in HA's fleet by replacing or supplementing the 717s? The CS300 would increase capacity on the interisland routes from 123 (717) to ~130-140 per flight depending on how tightly packed Economy is. http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-close-to-approving-alask...

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by osupoke07
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?

My guess is the last MD-80 flight will be from DFW to TUL. Short 40 minute hop right to their largest maintenance base.

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