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by Okcflyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29535

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

How many times are the falcon 9’s intended to be reused? I recall reading 10 times?

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by Okcflyer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29535

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Very impressive. I imagine the team will make sure there is no FOD near the launch pad next time. That was a close call!

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by Okcflyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

a $400+ million list price into a freighter when there will be lots of young 777s around. They are going to struggle to even get interest in the passenger version for the next few years. There will always be customers who will want new freighters. And any 777 F would have the market to itself. It's...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29535

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Stitch wrote:
The company said its “team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts, but Falcon 9 and the satellites are healthy.”


What does that meet? A pre flight test wasn’t performed correctly and need redone? Some abnormally came up but still “healthy”?

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by Okcflyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29535

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Any word on cause or yesterday’s scrub?

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by Okcflyer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of a 737-900ER freighter
Replies: 35
Views: 6325

Re: Feasibility of a 737-900ER freighter

Both the 800 and 900 fit between the A320 and A321 size. The 800 and 900 are very close in size, less than 9 feet length difference if memory recalls. In fact the 900 is as much longer over the 800 as the 800 is over the A320. In regular pax seating, the 800 is 2-3 rows more than A320. And 900 is 2-...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3686

Re: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes

Pretty big change to the flaps, going from double slotted to a new single slot design (apparently different from the single design on the A319/A320)

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by Okcflyer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 260
Views: 48976

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Does anyone have an actual cost analysis comparing the purchase/conversion of a used 747-400 to the purchase/conversion of a 777-300ER? The 77W is more fuel efficient but in terms of purchase price, where does it sit? Can I buy a recently parked Virgin Atlantic/GECAS 747-400 and convert it to a fre...

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by Okcflyer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

Today's UA 2374 EWR - SFO was on the 76L. Other flights on a 752, 753 and 788. Interesting times for sure. Wouldn't mind the 76L cross-country! Increasing J demand? Definitely not, only 7 passengers booked in business with 4 being upgrades. It was probably a NOC request to "get the plane flyin...

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by Okcflyer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10648

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

The CPT-ATL leg will likely be over 16 hours a majority of the time. The CPT-EWR flight I was on (which is a bit shorter), clocked in at 16:10 and this was about average. All that to say, it's very likely the leg will exceed 16 hours a majority of the time. My model always predicts slightly less ti...

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by Okcflyer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

FlyGuy27 wrote:
Today's UA 2374 EWR - SFO was on the 76L. Other flights on a 752, 753 and 788. Interesting times for sure.

Wouldn't mind the 76L cross-country!


Increasing J demand?

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by Okcflyer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 260
Views: 48976

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Further, check out the website https://bigtwinfreighter.com/ https://bigtwinfreighter.com/wp-content/uploads/TBT777__cargo-modifications.jpg "Reinforced fuselodge and REPLACED floor structure. That surprises me as it drives the cost of conversion quite high. However, they're marketing this as a...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 260
Views: 48976

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I think Boeing’s bigger issue up to this point is that any conversion program would hurt 77L / 748F new build sales. Now that game is over, they’ll likely jump on the converted freighter. Especially as new sales will be less, the revenue opportunity will be hard to pass. Even if the floor beam issue...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11225

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

New generation engines will never feature the same wing time as the old generation because the core runs hotter, resulting in more wear and tear. Everyone working in the industry knows this. So are you telling us CMF planned it this way, engines with only 6.000 hours of wing time and costly engine ...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

What are your (everyone) thoughts on the 76L fleet? I’m thinking it’ll stay in current config. The intended TATL routes (London, Geneva) don’t appear to be the part of the market that’s going to be heavily effected by reduced front seat traffic. They’re ideal to mix in on EWR-LAX/SFO. With the PW757...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11225

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Which components are failing early / wearing prematurely ?

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

Yes, I am aware UA has been operating a 767 IAH-GRU rotation - pretty much empty I hear. Will they continue doing so with the ban on Brazilians and anybody who has been to Brazil entering the US, that began this week? That is what I was referring to - that ban made AA push back its return to Brazil...

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

777-9 N779XX filed BFI-BFI as BOE2 11AM - 1:21PM https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2 That flight is filed up to 35,000ft. Will this be the first flight up to cruising altitudes? No, on May 28, this airplane flew at FL340 and FL360. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2/history/20200528/2100...

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117451

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Frankly, the 77E/77L’s were already “too big” for Delta’s network, which is why they’re one of the very few airlines that recently configured them 9-wide in Y. If they needed extra capacity, they would have gone 10Y. Therefore, it’s clear DL doesn’t want/need anything larger than 333/339 or 359 size...

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2


That flight is filed up to 35,000ft. Will this be the first flight up to cruising altitudes?
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VCVSpotter wrote:
777-9 N779XX filed BFI-BFI as BOE2 11AM - 1:21PM

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2


That flight is filed up to 35,000ft. Will this be the first flight up to cruising altitudes?

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

Planned July longhaul schedule. ATLANTIC EWR - AMS/CDG/DUB/FRA/LHR/TLV IAD - BRU/FRA/LHR/MUC/TLV/ZRH ORD - LHR SFO - DEL PACIFIC EWR - NRT HKG - SIN ORD - HND SFO - HKG/ICN/NRT/SYD LATIN IAH - EZE/GRU/LIM Not all services daily. Many 3-4 weekly. Is your list widebody only? What about IAH-BOG/UIO/PT...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated
Replies: 27
Views: 5801

Re: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated

Pealing off the international traffic to other carriers reduces economies of scale in aircraft and labor and makes the few domestic routes even bigger losers. Or do you trust international carrier groups to do the domestic flights, too? Are you ready to leave prices and frequency unregulated? There...

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by Okcflyer
Sun May 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL

Remember that’s it’s not the distance so much as the trip time that determines range. They would’ve had a strong tailwind to make that in 7 hours. Copa routinely operates 738’s on 7+ hour sectors. While this was a maintenance flight, and this a mute point, but they probably could have taken 140pax ...

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by Okcflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL

Remember that’s it’s not the distance so much as the trip time that determines range. They would’ve had a strong tailwind to make that in 7 hours. Copa routinely operates 738’s on 7+ hour sectors. While this was a maintenance flight, and this a mute point, but they probably could have taken 140pax o...

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by Okcflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117451

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

280T vs 275T doesn’t help JNB-ATL. Seems most people are not taking this information into account. The extra MTOW isn't going to enable a JNB-ATL nonstop, because MTOW is not the limiting factor. That's only half truth. 280t version came with some significant improvements. One is the weight (MTOW) ...

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by Okcflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117451

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

JNB's longest runway is 14,495ft/4,421m long - that is 2,105ft/645m longer than the longest runway at ATL. Is that enough to overcome the A359's hot/high deficiencies in wing/engine performance? You are forgetting to take into account max tire speed. The length of the runway is but one factor but t...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 21, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117451

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Just the fact that the 777's will be gone by the end of 2020. So it would make sense to put the A359 on the route as soon as the 777 is gone. That being said I think they will most likely run the 777 until the end of the year on the route *IF it returns this year. Well, right now I believe DL has a...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15064

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Kind of amazing that Cessna has not released a single image of what the cockpit of this aircraft looks like. Have never seen that in any other program. I would expect it to look similar to this one from the Cessna Denali: https://www.hangarx.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Textron-Aviation-Cessna...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated
Replies: 27
Views: 5801

Re: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated

Pealing off the international traffic to other carriers reduces economies of scale in aircraft and labor and makes the few domestic routes even bigger losers. Or do you trust international carrier groups to do the domestic flights, too? Are you ready to leave prices and frequency unregulated? There...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15064

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

It's really smart for them to accommodate LD3 in freighter configurations. LD3-45 should have been considered too. Given the LD3-45 footprint is slightly smaller than LD3, they’ll definitely fit. The securement system may need tweaked or certified for them but that should be easy to do if some cust...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15064

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

It's really smart for them to accommodate LD3 in freighter configurations. LD3-45 should have been considered too. Given the LD3-45 footprint is slightly smaller than LD3, they’ll definitely fit. The securement system may need tweaked or certified for them but that should be easy to do if some cust...

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by Okcflyer
Fri May 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

I don't yet agree with those that quickly write off the 772As. Disregarding maintenance status for a moment, the A units perform a unique role that no other aircraft in the fleet can cover well. Sure, you could temporarily throw surplus 787s, 767s, and international 777s in place of the 772A, but t...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 14, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

I don't yet agree with those that quickly write off the 772As. Disregarding maintenance status for a moment, the A units perform a unique role that no other aircraft in the fleet can cover well. Sure, you could temporarily throw surplus 787s, 767s, and international 777s in place of the 772A, but t...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117451

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Tough call but international flying is going to be smaller and the 777s are older and easier to retire. Wonder if this assists the 777P2F program? Whole bunch of 777s now available and not a lot of demand on the pax side. Just was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread. I bet they get door...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 12, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 55
Views: 12172

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

Bigger bombshell is the fact they previously planned to retire the 764 in the first place. That is a big bombshell but I suppose not all that surprising after the additional 78X orders. I wonder if UA had/has a buyer lined up for them. UA generally markets their former aircraft to airlines they don...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

The problem with the 764 is that it has too many unique attributes. Special gear based on 777 design. Special flight deck with 777 components and not used on another high volume 767. In UA’s case, the only CF6 on property. All of these increase execution risk and therefore cost. While the frame itse...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 13482

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Do you guys expect Andrew Levy's temporarily named "Houston Air" to be based out of IAH or HOU? I’d imagine there’s more available gate space in IAH despite UA squatting in A than in HOU. Slightly ot, but is there any news of Levys venture? Also, any predictions on how Breeze will serve S...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36519

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

In regular times, it will not have been changed as now one was willed, to make any step back. But now, with Coronavirus pandemic...who knows. But there is also the question, why someone shall change the scope clauses now? Has something changed, that there is now the need to change the scope clauses...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9374

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

Could this + some other improvements add another 500 nm to the range of A321XLR? Maybe even more? Would something like that be capable of flying JFK-GRU or JFK-TLV? Even crazier, could a variant of A321 ever fly JFK to Toyko? That would kill A330 and take a lot of market away from 787. The per-seat...

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by Okcflyer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6902

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

744SPX wrote:
Trent XWB didn't need chevrons to meet/exceed noise requirements either...


Nor the Trent 7000 ...

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by Okcflyer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6902

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

Because they're already obsolete tech. I don't think it's fair to call them "obsolete". Chevrons still work, in principle. No one's claiming that they don't work. While they're still functional , they're obsolete in the sense that they're no longer optimal technology for ongoing applicati...

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by Okcflyer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

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

JetBlast, my thought was instead of parking either 73G or larger narrowbodies, just lease them to WN. The expense to operate a 738 or 739 isn't much more than a 73G. It would park fewer aircraft and bring in revenue. You'd rather have UA park more aircraft than bring in revenue from any source? Doe...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336771

Re: IB & KL flights not allowed to land at GYE

Typical in-fighting between the national government and then city of Guayaquil government. Those two are always trying to one-up each other. The flights were authorized as humanitarian flights by national government. The Mayor decided that the flight shouldn’t land because the crew would need to ove...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2591
Views: 468523

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

Well that is a very interesting answer because I have often wondered (I simply do not know AA and DL well enough) if United does indeed fly more flat bed seats (of some sort) domestically than AA or DL. As I fly less today than I did from 1991 to 2015, I tend to stick to United as much as possible ...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: Regionals next business model

As irony has it, mainline pilot union’s desire to drive their members wages higher is creating market space for subcontracted regional carriers, just smaller overall size (fewer pilots)

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by Okcflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22130

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

The better question is how much of that 10T is the heavier gear, strengthened wingbox, strengthened wing with trailing edge extensions, and strengthened center section fuse. I roughly estimated those made up half of the weight gain between the two models, meaning the additional payload potential of...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22130

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

An A35KF is going to weight maybe 5T more than a Frankensteined 319T A359F. Those are numbers you have just made up. I cannot see where an additional 5t would come from if you were to marry the -900 front and after sections to the -1000 centre section. The engines are 272 kg heavier (source TCDS) e...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22130

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

An A35KF is going to weight maybe 5T more than a Frankensteined 319T A359F. I just do not see value in offering it over a standard A35KF. That margin is just too small to warrant the additional engineering and supply chain investments. While carriers won’t be able to bulk out the KF at high average ...

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