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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish adds 737-700
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

LOT Polish adds 737-700

Per planespotters.net a 737-700 was delivered to LO on June 20th. I had no idea they had plans to add the 73G. It was stored since March of 2019, and just returned to service. Is this a short term lease or do they intend to keep this plane for a while? Hopefully it gets painted in the LOT colors soo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I apologize, maybe I'm not reading your response correctly, but I'm talking about the ERJ-145 with 50 seats, not the E175 with 76 seats. To your point though, most markets won't do well with 45 out of 76 seats filled, but with 45 out of 50 seats filled that could be quite the successful route if th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't know the answers to any of your questions, but I'm a big fan of the aircraft vs CR2s at least. They may be smaller (narrower), but they are more comfortable and the large windows are great IMO. In no way is a 145 a more comfortable airplane. The overhead bins are even more worthless than th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

Yes they can still all be ordered … They will even build the EMB 120 Brasilia if anyone wants them. The real question is can an airline turn a profit filling only 45 seats on a 76 seat airliner … a lot of markets will not be able to handle a 76 seat aircraft and if that is all that is on the table,...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't remember seeing anything posted about this recently... I was on Embraer's website and they still have the ERJ-135/140/145 all listed as currently produced aircraft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the newest ERJ-145 was delivered only a few years back in 2016. Can we expect any more ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't remember seeing anything posted about this recently... I was on Embraer's website and they still have the ERJ-135/140/145 all listed as currently produced aircraft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the newest ERJ-145 was delivered only a few years back in 2016. Can we expect any more o...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed May 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13440

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Some will say it shouldn't matter and that the family isn't telling the whole story, but I give these people the benefit of the doubt. I guarantee that this happens more often than we hear about it. Not sure what the FAA could do about occurrences like this, but there should be some way to enforce a...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon May 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5615

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Well that's a poor job. The idea behind the colors I can understand: blue for the sky, turquoise for the sea and sand color representing the beach. But why the grey for the upper part of the tailfin and winglets? The execution could have far more elegant. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/05/06/...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

winginit wrote:
There was a lengthy thread on this exact topic last year here. The competitive landscape, drivers, or players have not changed. No need for a new thread.


Thank you! Definitely didn't come up when I searched...

Please delete if needed.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

The popular leisure and well-known carriers I can think of are: Europe: TUI, Thomas Cook, Condor, and Jet2. Canada: Sunwing and Air Transat. Why doesn't this model work in the US? Would there be room for an airline to fly from the Northeast and Central-US to leisure destinations in Florida, Mexico, ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu May 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2171

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

I’ve wondered for a while why Delta breaks out the -400 into its own category when it doesn’t require a separate type rating. I don’t believe united does this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but last time I checked UA's pay scale, their 73Gs are in a different bracket than the 738s and 739s. Not sure abo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Boeing 737 overshoots runway at Shirdi
Replies: 17
Views: 4282

Re: SpiceJet Boeing 737 overshoots runway at Shirdi

They clearly lucked out with the landing gears not collapsing. How long would an aircraft in such an incident like this be out of service? It's still flyable, but I imagine they must examine the tires and landing gears in some way to ensure they weren't damaged or compromised.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to build an A330neo in two minutes. Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: How to build an A330neo in two minutes. Video

I really enjoy these types of videos. Thanks for sharing!
So cool to see such a complex process sped up right in front of your eyes. I always wish they would show the interior being installed though - cockpit, seats, lavatories, crew rests, galleys, etc.

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

I'm sure others will disagree with me, but even despite the interruption of air travel that this may cause, I support these efforts 100%. Global warming is entirely a real and authentic threat to every living creature on this entire planet. Although, it does suck that we need to conduct such protes...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

I'm sure others will disagree with me, but even despite the interruption of air travel that this may cause, I support these efforts 100%. Global warming is entirely a real and authentic threat to every living creature on this entire planet. Although, it does suck that we need to conduct such protest...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS
Replies: 27
Views: 2865

Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS

Hi all - I've known for a while that Piedmont flies to Boston from Harrisburg, Rochester, and Syracuse. I didn't think much of it, but today I started wondering why these routes are still served. They must be money-makers if they haven't been cut (I'm assuming at least). When did these flights start...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SBY Expand and Add DL with A220 Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Re: WILL SBY EXPAND AND ADD DL with A220 Service

Since DL has the A220 now and SBY is expanding the runway why not add SBY and fly NS to DTW and ATL. SBY is my hometown airport, so I feel obligated to post a response here. The airport has already extended the main runway years ago. Allegiant served the airport shortly after the extension. SBY is ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21438

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Not sure if they do it anymore, but a few years ago at PHL I boarded a bus to go from terminal F to A/B. The walk is otherwise quite a distance, so I appreciated it in this instance to just hop on for a quick ride across the apron. Like others have said, I actually enjoyed being closer to the planes...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 43
Views: 4604

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Galwayman wrote:
Yes SAW is in Europe


lol

Mercury must be in retrograde.

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines regrets booting mother, baby
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: American Airlines regrets booting mother, baby

How much of it is the airlines fault? EVERY company (especially large ones like AA) have idiots that work for them. This is an example of an idiot. In many cases you don't know someone is an idiot until they are put into a scenario that shows they are an idiot. LOL actually 110% true. The beliefs a...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 25011

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Austin would also be a good choice for Indian flights. Its a decent tech hub and faces no competition from gulf carriers. That would definitely be up there on the list of longest non-stop flights... DFW-HKG is close to 17 hours, so AUS-India would be one hell of a long plane ride. Austin may be a d...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

SOOO glad they didn't chose a new livery. That paint scheme is such a regal classic.

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont - After the ERJ-145
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Piedmont - After the ERJ-145

Piedmont is close to receiving the final and 60th delivery of the "new" ERJ-145s. However, these aircraft are nowhere near young or new. Their current fleet has ages between about 14 - 21 years. Considering that most of their fleet has about a decade (give or take) of age left, my first qu...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8007

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

I moved up to Philadelphia in the summer of 2017, and before that I lived in Salisbury, MD. Prior to moving up here, I flew on American most of the time and ALWAYS experienced delays out of PHL. Since moving up here, I’ve flown Spirit 6 times now (ACY-FLL and back, PHL-FLL and back, and PHL-MCO and ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17959

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Each is distinct, but all whales sound similar to some extent...wonder why they chose to compare it to the innocent "orca." What did the whales ever do to these people? I'd love to see them bring back 727s, 707s, Concordes, etc. and then ask these people if they still hate these nextgen pl...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7861

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

I can't speak for everyone, but it seems as though many more people that I know have only heard of Tahiti and the surrounding islands in the more recent years, since ~2010 I would say. Of course, it always was a popular vacation destination, but with social media and advertising being more prevalen...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7861

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

I can't speak for everyone, but it seems as though many more people that I know have only heard of Tahiti and the surrounding islands in the more recent years, since ~2010 I would say. Of course, it always was a popular vacation destination, but with social media and advertising being more prevalent...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34359

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

the best thing I can think of is that they are looking at updating/refurbishing their existing fleet and maybe retro-fitting them with those new winglets... Can the older generation A380s even be retrofitted with the new winglets? I've seen them I think they look awesome, but I only thought they wo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 8176

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1388321 Looks like it was discussed a little while back, although the thread appears to have been turned into a 757 thread instead of the 737 that it was originally about. Unfortunately I haven't heard any updates since then. It doesn't seem as though ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6386

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4148813453 I looked on Google for a little while, and this was the only picture I could find. You can barely see it in the background. Strange though, because it's brown in that picture. But in the link below, where they talked about it some 13 years ago, i...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 23204

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

What may be happening is simply the death of WOW’s second bank structure. It was creating a lot of problems with the midnight arrivals in the USA for CBP. Of course going back to one bank means parked airplanes. Yes that is very true. Much less convenient than other flights. What about the opposite...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 23204

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Did their model ever work to begin with? When airlines start adding routes like WW did, there is a period of success because adding these flights can often stimulate market demand that would otherwise not have been there. So in a way, it might have worked well in the beginning, but soon enough that...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 3623

Re: WN Aircraft Utilization

It makes sense and would be easy of course to do it with one leg at a time - like let's say a BWI-BNA leg isn't entirely full, so they downguage it from a 738 to a 73G to better utilize the 738. But unlike the majors, WN's planes don't normally turn around to go right back to the same airport it arr...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7348

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

American's new livery sometimes has subtle differences on the tail. Many have pointed out that the red/orange/scarlet coloring on the tailfins is not always painted the same on every jet. I believe this was also mainly on the regional jets, not mainline aircraft.

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

And this shows exactly why the pilot shortage will never happen in the volumes predicted. You’ll fit in perfect at Skywest (Skypest). Hope you never need protection from the company there Did I ever say I'll be at SkyWest? No. If all goes as planned I'll be at Piedmont. Thanks for (not) asking. You...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Interesting to hear that some airlines used to do this. I guess it just goes to show how strict union and civil regulations have become. I'm in flight school currently, and will be starting with a regional soon, and I for one would probably enjoy a hotel over this dorm-like house setup I described....

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Interesting to hear that some airlines used to do this. I guess it just goes to show how strict union and civil regulations have become. I'm in flight school currently, and will be starting with a regional soon, and I for one would probably enjoy a hotel over this dorm-like house setup I described. ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

SWALUV wrote:
Deltabravo1123 wrote:
micstatic wrote:
Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.


But they share hotel rooms......



Most airlines don't do this anymore, either for training or on layovers.


So every single crew member would have their own hotel room?

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

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B757Forever wrote:
Hotels are full service. There is transportation from the airport, the room is cleaned each day, the linens are washed and there is a restaurant. Who would do all that in said house?


Good point, I didn't even consider that.

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

micstatic wrote:
Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.


But they share hotel rooms......

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14745

Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

So we all know that airlines book hotels for crew members when they stay the night away from their home-base. But it got me thinking, instead of paying $200-$400 a night or even more depending on the city, would it be be more economical at all for airlines to lease a house or apartment for these cre...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone collision test (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

Re: Drone collision test (video)

This test might have been done on a small prop-plane wing, causing people to say the results might look exaggerated. However, smaller jets like CRJs, ERJs, and E-jets must have smaller, thinner, and more vulnerable wings as compared to larger Boeing and Airbus aircraft. So if something like this wer...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 6602

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

This is true. Although I understood the OP asking why all aircraft aren't ETOPS capable, even if the airline and program aren't planning to certify or use it. To the latter, my understanding is cost - ETOPS has requirements related to fire suppresion, APU, life rafts (EOW as well) etc. that do not ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 6602

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

ETOPS is not something that you just buy from the factory- ETOPS is also an ongoing maintenance program that essentially has higher standards than a normal program. IIRC there's even a requirement that the engines can't have been to the same shop within a certain amount of time. Airlines have to wo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 5476

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

and the time it takes for an aircraft to exit the de ice hanger, then get towed (back) to the terminal then loaded with passengers/crew back at the terminal...new ice forms on the aircraft while at the gate...its not uncommon for an aircraft to require ANOTHER de icing at a gate..so then passengers...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 18019

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Those last two pictures in the link are the same pictures that were posted on here a few weeks back...and people were saying that they were photoshopped. Am I wrong?

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by Deltabravo1123
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax

If passengers don't want to feel like they're in America on an American airline, then why come to America at all? I don't understand what people's obsession is with America being the only country that needs to be culturally diverse. You fly on a Russian airline and you feel like you're in Russia. No...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 13104

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

All I can say is they better not f*** it up. They have one of the best liveries in America. Timeless, even by 2018 standards.

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14448

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

dcajet wrote:
Engine arriving on:

LH8250 del 24-08 modifica rotación original a FRA/EZE/VCP/FRA Empresa AeroLogic Equipo B-772F ETD 21:00 UTC


I just looked up LH8250 for tomorrow, and its routing is FRA-VCP-MVD-EZE.. any idea why they’re stopping at Campinas and Montevideo?

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston v. Philadelphia
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Re: Boston v. Philadelphia

So why isn't PHL seeing a similar trajectory? Both Boston and Philadelphia are culturally and educationally rich, and there's no lack of business in either city. Probably because people try to stay as far away as they can from the drivers here. I would say because up until recently, Boston was real...

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