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by airzona11
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 55
Views: 7381

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

It does make very much sense. As debated earlier it could be a cheap, fast, low risk response to any NMA. As NMA would need to be expensive high tech Airbus could undercut it because of lower own investments needed. Airbus just having this option harms the NMA business case as could be seen already...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1377
Views: 270239

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

If in fact the 78X is slightly more capable than the 777ER, it would seem to me there are only a handful of flights where the 78X can’t cover the range, and most of them don’t need the additional seats over the 789. BTW, a few of those cited were stretches for the 777ER at certain times of the year...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20603

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Delta should consider ordering the A321XLR and A338 as a 752/763 replacement. The only bad thing about the 338 is it is a orphaned fleet and the 339 operating costs are very close. The original 330-900 order was for the 767-300er replacement. That is a lot of CapEx/increased leasing costs to accele...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58234

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Scarebus34 wrote:
They might actually take delivery of this aircraft before any A350s.


Haha truth.

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58234

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

I doubt it is brand change of a meaningful scale. That is a lot of capex to spend during a recovery. As others have mentioned, spending on enhancements to the brand/experience makes more sense. Also with some route/frequency expansion.

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by airzona11
Fri May 28, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9840

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

The distribution business is chaos right now. Inbound loads are unpredictable, outbound loads unpredictable, demand ratcheded up in certain segments overnight... all of that would be challenging in the best of times. Add in the stimulus checks and competition from Amazon and signing bonuses offered ...

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by airzona11
Fri May 28, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest need hundreds more planes
Replies: 30
Views: 5971

Re: Southwest need hundreds more planes

Based on what? The aircraft hasn't even completed testing, and yet you're already making definitive statements on what it can and cannot do....? . MAX 10 needs 8202 ft for takeoff and 5577 feet for landing -- John Wayne and Midway don't cut it -- apparently neither does LaGuardia https://aerocorner...

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by airzona11
Tue May 25, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant adding Phoenix Sky Harbor, new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 5490

Re: Allegiant adding Phoenix Sky Harbor, new routes

Love to see this growth.

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by airzona11
Fri May 21, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2112
Views: 272535

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Thanks for the info. Curious in all honesty the official reasoning. Kind of reminds me of all the fuel surcharges and fees that were added when fuel spiked in the 2000s but that never went away. I know WN didn’t add those charges, but industry wide and with southwest I am not sure the reasoning for ...

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by airzona11
Fri May 21, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2112
Views: 272535

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What is Southwests plan for expanding the beverage service back to normal?

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by airzona11
Wed May 19, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet threatens to move jobs to the US
Replies: 13
Views: 4198

Re: Cargojet threatens to move jobs to the US

With the continued lockdowns and uncertainty, have to think that means more business for the border towns. What are the rules on freight? Could you not ship a parcel from Vancouver to Toronto via MEM on FedEx? That is true. Canada does have a more robust and cargo aviation sector. :covereyes: FedEx...

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by airzona11
Wed May 19, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26140

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Fun times. WN to Hawaii, B6 to LHR, all in a week!

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by airzona11
Tue May 18, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet threatens to move jobs to the US
Replies: 13
Views: 4198

Re: Cargojet threatens to move jobs to the US

With the continued lockdowns and uncertainty, have to think that means more business for the border towns. What are the rules on freight? Could you not ship a parcel from Vancouver to Toronto via MEM on FedEx? Let them leave. I prefer unemployed pilots to dead pilots, but maybe that's just me. If th...

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by airzona11
Sat May 15, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 7068

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

This is going to be interesting how this all plays out and with the unions moving forward.

BA744PHX wrote:
jmc1975 wrote:
Pi7472000 wrote:
That is good! They should require all current employees to be vaccinated as well!

Or what?

Get another job! This is not a personal benefit, for any customer facing employee this should be mandatory!


What?

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by airzona11
Thu May 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 28407

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

This is awesome to see these flights added. When it was announced, got a lot of texts of friends booking trips. Under 30K miles or $340 to Hawaii + Companion pass? Yes please. HA will be fine. There are people who will opt for the HA widebody and service vs Southwest. Southwest will not all of sudde...

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by airzona11
Mon May 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2112
Views: 272535

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Right now My Kids favorite TV show them song is playing in my head but with a southwest twist. "WHAT will it be it's a mystery? What will it be it's a mystery? ETOPS? Hawaii? JFK? Or Nothing at all! What will it be it's a mystery? Gary Kelly's Battle Plan Update! High hopes! Enjoy or Don't Alo...

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by airzona11
Thu May 06, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 91
Views: 18154

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Still not sure we will see many long thing routes at the far end of the spectrum. Unless JetBlue style with 20+ J seats works. Not sure why, as we saw it done for the last 3 decades, with less efficient aircraft twinjet aircraft. And that's just within the DeReg era. No reason why we wouldn't conti...

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by airzona11
Thu May 06, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 91
Views: 18154

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Frontier/Spirit and those that pack the A321s dense will love this for getting full planes transcon. Still not sure we will see many long thing routes at the far end of the spectrum. Unless JetBlue style with 20+ J seats works.

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by airzona11
Mon May 03, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9012

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

Obviously tackling the O/D to make sense, but I wonder if they would capture any limited North American transfer traffic? I see you are suspecting controversy, however, comparing Tokyo/Shanghai to Maldives is like saying they fly to New York so why wouldn’t they fly to Hawaii. Entirely different ma...

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by airzona11
Mon May 03, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9012

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

Obviously tackling the O/D to make sense, but I wonder if they would capture any limited North American transfer traffic? How can Spain to the Maldives be a market? Must be one of the least expected routes this year I don't want to sound rude, but why do you think there should not be a market for Sp...

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by airzona11
Mon May 03, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group reports Q1 loss, negative continued outlook
Replies: 40
Views: 7289

Re: Lufthansa Group reports Q1 loss, negative continued outlook

In defense of LX, they are much more dependent on long haul travel compared to OS. And arguably, that is much more affected than short haul travel. I think LX has a few hard years in front of them. They are very business focused and LXs costs for the price sensitive VFR travel are too high. Anecdot...

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by airzona11
Mon May 03, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN does not fly to Canada --
Replies: 97
Views: 15471

Re: Why WN does not fly to Canada --

Why? Canada is the biggest international market from the U.S. by passenger count. It is distributed across many U.S. cities but there are a few dozen routes that should interest large U.S. carriers. Toronto is the 2nd-largest non-stop international destination from the U.S., second only to LHR. Big...

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by airzona11
Sat May 01, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1377
Views: 270239

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Just wait till UA finds out how much JFK demand has changed during the course of the pandemic. JFK-LHR 3x is not happening period. How could you make the argument that business travel is down and that’s why they will cut EWR to 4x then also try to say they need 3x from JFK because of business deman...

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6
Replies: 73
Views: 11729

Re: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6

Thank you for this great analysis. Crazy to think the billions being made 14 months ago, and then the millions in taxpayer aid contributing to results now.

Great seeing the schedules expand and people back on planes.

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by airzona11
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 34815

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

Polot wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Besides is traditional domestic use, ANA had some creative roles for 737-700 with its business class "ANA Business Jet" used on longer-haul routes to places like India.

ANA sold/stored the 737-700ERs ~5 years ago.


Such a cool concept, wish we had more variety like that today.

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Q1 2021 results
Replies: 13
Views: 4198

Re: United Airlines Q1 2021 results

Nice comparison. Thanks for sharing those numbers. Agreed, nice comparison. Can't wait to see AA, AS, B6, and WN. I'll take a whack at a 6-way comparison when the income releases are out for the other four carriers. AA, AS and WN are due this week. Please do! This is great analysis. Like you said, ...

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by airzona11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24064

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Sorry but for me if the choice is a plane with seat back AVOD or one with just PDE, give me the seat back screen any time. It’s not even close. My iPhone is fine if I need to just surf the web over WiFi but for watching movies etc, I vastly prefer the screen. Also I really like the detailed flight ...

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by airzona11
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24064

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Sorry but for me if the choice is a plane with seat back AVOD or one with just PDE, give me the seat back screen any time. It’s not even close. My iPhone is fine if I need to just surf the web over WiFi but for watching movies etc, I vastly prefer the screen. Also I really like the detailed flight ...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 154
Views: 39378

Re: UPS fleet

Yes, Wall Street loves the new CEO, but she seems like the shameless self promoter type who will try to take credit for everything that goes well or is approved of by the analyst community. What’s the backstory on her becoming CEO? Odd that they didn’t have an internal candidate to replace Abney. I...

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by airzona11
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14344

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Outdoor leisure traffic is booming. Healthy activity outside, great trend. West coast/Mountain West has potential to have a huge summer season. Love to see it.

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by airzona11
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32632

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Assuming transfer passengers can still connect, isn't taking local passengers off of the flights, in effect making those flights even less efficient?

kiowa wrote:
This is an issue that should be decided by economics rather than politicians.


Makes too much sense.

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19334

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

Im curious as to what capabilities this will give the A350 going forward. Yeah, does sorta make you wonder "what's next" for aircraft that can already op 18hr+ flights (even without the -ULR modifications) already. Makes me reminisce about the fantasy casinos and other entertainment the A...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...
Replies: 25
Views: 5005

Re: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...

This would make a great ad campaign.

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 23
Views: 5982

Re: Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets

Is this the sign that Air China is to reduce its B738/B7M8 fleet size in favour of airbus? (I know this may lead to another A VS B argument but the question is genuine) In terms of fleet size, I don't think this says anything of the sort. It probably is GEACS and others having deliveries available ...

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 25955

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

The idea that HA wants to compete with WN is laughable. Hawaiian is not the Walmart of airlines, and doesn’t aim to be that I know of. They’ve always charged a premium relative to their peers. And let’s not forget that Southwest is the newcomer to Hawaii. They have to compete against EVERYONE. But ...

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculative Rumor: Boeing to start 777BCF line at Everett
Replies: 26
Views: 4870

Re: Speculative Rumor: Boeing to start 777BCF line at Evertt

Seems like a great use of space and skill that is already paid for. Plus they need to fill capacity for the gap years.

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 59
Views: 9335

Re: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?

Shows the value of LHR. [twoid][/twoid] As others have said Delta and also Southwest are not under tight restrictions since they went the private equity route. This should let them be more nimble on the recovery than the other big 2. Funny how a lot of people on here like to bash Delta for years of ...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43627

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

Looking forward to seeing those planes in WN colors flying around. This thread has been a reader, that is for sure. Southwest has for decades now operated the largest percentage of their fleet 73G size vs other airlines and 73Gs/A319s. And it worked great for them. There is nothing different today v...

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries
Replies: 58
Views: 18136

Re: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries

CRJ900 wrote:
The B789 is a large aircraft. HA have 278 seats (F/Y+/Y) in their A332, so can we expect 310-325 seats in the B789 unless they go for a huge premium section with all-aisle access suites?


The large capacity options. I’m guessing like WestJet. They want/need a size up from A332.

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2112
Views: 272535

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

So much PNW- PhX traffic. How many flights a day is AS right now SEA-PHX on 739s? Large markets they can carve out some traffic from. Same goes for DEN/LAS/DAL.

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11810

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

Who flies autonomous planes? Unmanned, yes; autonomous, I can't think of any military or commercial operation. Literally everyone is testing autonomous flying. Airbus is one of the leaders. Sooner than later we will have autonomous portions of flights, even with 2 pilots up front as is today. Those...

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by airzona11
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11810

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

It always amazes me just how “anti-pilot” airliners.net is. I can only put that down to jealousy. Lots of failed ambition on here! To the debate we’re having: Will pilotless airliners happen? Probably eventually, but it wont be the flying part that will be hard to automate. It will be the intellige...

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by airzona11
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11810

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

It always amazes me just how “anti-pilot” airliners.net is. I can only put that down to jealousy. Lots of failed ambition on here! To the debate we’re having: Will pilotless airliners happen? Probably eventually, but it wont be the flying part that will be hard to automate. It will be the intellige...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11810

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

It always amazes me just how “anti-pilot” airliners.net is. I can only put that down to jealousy. Lots of failed ambition on here! To the debate we’re having: Will pilotless airliners happen? Probably eventually, but it wont be the flying part that will be hard to automate. It will be the intellige...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237447

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

UA has a corporate account and no doubt can tap into more (like DL AA ... B6 as well). The Hi-j 763 is built for LHR. Great to see the non-standard hub routes added. Precovid airlines were starting to get creative because times were good and markets booming, now they need to find those folks who are...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11810

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

The 2 pilots in the plane will (usually) fight against terrorists and try to save the plane and its pax; once cyber-attackers take remote control of the plane, how do they fight the invisible terrorist? By a back door. That wouldn't be instantaneous, as you'd need to analyze to see what control you...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11810

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

I'm speculating that any single pilot operations on larger aircraft will require a system that can 1) be triggered from a ground control station to take over the aircraft, and 2) not just land the aircraft but also handle an engine failure while the auto-pilot is in control. Have a great day, And, ...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106885

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Well, let me see: Longer fuselage Strengthened wing Strengthened Landing gear 2 more doors I see a lot of weight coming with that. To an already heavier than optimal airplane ( being the 738 the optimal i assume) . I do not see it technically competitive with the A223. Then of course all this may b...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237447

Re: United Adds SNA-HNL

Love to see this coming back. Also lets them roll out the market before WN can.

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!
Replies: 29
Views: 5231

Re: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!

Exciting to think about changes to the stale/boring model of today. There will be disruption. The major airlines have the economies of scale and size to play today’s game and if they are smart be part of the evolving airline landscape if it does indeed change. It would be a change, but not really a...

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