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by AirlineBob
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 32154

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

Delta said they'd retire their 717s by Dec 2025. Hawaiian said they'd keep their 717s until at least 2025.

Doesn't that point to the 717s demise 2025 or thereafter? Maybe Hawaiian will have some opportunity to operate post-2025 utilizing parts scavenged from the Delta aircraft?

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by AirlineBob
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3843

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

Perhaps rather than giving tax breaks and deferrals when the Federal Government is encouraged to implement higher taxes for social programs they should also look at implementing a US equivalent to RLI, one cannot ignore the impact of the ability to secure low interest loans to start clean sheet des...

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by AirlineBob
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3843

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

Boeing needs a lot of things. However, I think the thing that would get them ~75% of the way there is this: Leadership willing to invest in the long term, and not beholden to the stock price, or the quarterly earnings. I think a lot of the things that currently bedevil Boeing can be traced to those ...

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by AirlineBob
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 52953

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

I don't follow some of this stuff as closely as others. But my gut says that, if it's being announced in the public media (Seattle Times, etc) that Boeing is "considering" moving all 787 work to Charleston, then that means it's a done deal.

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Edit: I can't seem to get the photo to upload. But looking at flights on FlightRadar 24, a CRJ came up as a "Mitsubishi CRJ."

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by AirlineBob
Thu May 07, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10343

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program

Amazing to watch as Bombardier finalizes their exit from the Regional Jet market, where they once dominated. At the risk of thread drift, can anyone point me to how Bombardier fell so far so fast? I know the C Series took much more time and capital than originally planned, but certainly that can't b...

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by AirlineBob
Tue May 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominic Gates and Team Wins Pulitzer Prize for MAX Reporting
Replies: 10
Views: 2047

Re: Dominic Gates and Team Wins Pulitzer Prize for MAX Reporting

Congratulations to Dominic Gates and the Seattle Times team! Well deserved award. If you haven't read any of the stuff from the Seattle Times, I recommend taking a look. It's hard to describe how well they do their reporting. The articles have enough detail to keep an av-geek like myself interested,...

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by AirlineBob
Fri May 01, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where to see parked UA aircraft at ORD?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Where to see parked UA aircraft at ORD?

According to the United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread thread, there are almost 40 United aircraft parked at ORD, with at least a dozen 777s. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1437915 Can anyone advise, is there anyplace to see all these aircraft from the roads around O'Ha...

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by AirlineBob
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17306

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

As far as I can tell, it seems like Aerion is essentially a passion project of billionaire owner Robert Bass.

I hope they make it off the ground, and make a go of it. But wondering if it's just going to sputter along until Bass loses interest or runs out of money.

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by AirlineBob
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 built and then scrapped before flight
Replies: 18
Views: 22641

Re: B767 built and then scrapped before flight

Thanks to the OP for starting this thread. I'd heard of the "767 Tanker Lease" deal that was scuttled, however I never knew it got far enough to justify an actual air frame. What a waste.

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by AirlineBob
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2862

Re: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
And thank you to all the posters who have added to this topic. A nice diversion from the routine of quarantine...


This x1000.

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by AirlineBob
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2862

Re: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

Aren't a lot of those Pacific islands served via UAs Island Hopper service? Also, isn't that service subsidized via the Essential Air Service program, or some other form of government subsidy?

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by AirlineBob
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A One-time flight? 3/1/20 UA 5634 (Skywest) RNO-ORD
Replies: 2
Views: 890

A One-time flight? 3/1/20 UA 5634 (Skywest) RNO-ORD

I'm a Chicagoan who likes to ski, so I try to make it out West a couple times each winter. Had never been to Lake Tahoe, so decided to give it a shot this year. Flying United, it seemed like a direct flight was going to be a red-eye (or close to it). So, on the way there, we connected through Denver...

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by AirlineBob
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8108

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

Yup, not so so much "pining for the old days of the great 757," as I know there is already too much of that out there (some deserved, most not). More speculating on the fact that, a couple short years after getting rid of all those P&W 757-200s (some younger than the current 757/767 fl...

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by AirlineBob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8108

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

Obviously, this would have allowed United to better weather the MAX grounding. That doesn't logically follow, unless you're arguing they'd just have an extra 40 jets sitting around not flying, waiting for some unanticipated grounding. I guess I'm mostly focused on the fact that UA sold/parked/scrap...

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by AirlineBob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14854

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

In each of those cases (Boston, San Diego, SFO), isn't there already nearby airports that would be candidates for expansion, rather than a whole new airport? This article outlines some options for replacing Boston's Logan Airport.... https://medium.com/@ethanfinlan/finding-logan-airports-replacement...

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by AirlineBob
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8108

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

How would things have been different, assuming United decided to hang onto at least 40 of those aircraft? They did exactly that. They got 40 or so 752's from Continental. That's right, however what if they had kept another 40 or so of the legacy-United 757s? Instead of selling them off to FedEx?

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by AirlineBob
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8108

What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

Assuming Airfleets.net is correct, legacy United had about 100 P&W powered 757-200s, most delivered between 1989 and 1993. After the merger, the majority of these aircraft were disposed of from around 2010-2014, with about 40 getting parked in the desert, and 40 getting sold to FedEx to be conve...

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by AirlineBob
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4279
Views: 622226

United's 100 P&W-powered 757-200s: What Might Have Been....

Apologies is this has been addressed before, I searched and didn’t find anything. Assuming Airfleets.net is correct, legacy United had about 100 P&W powered 757-200s, most delivered between 1989 and 1993. After the merger, the majority of these aircraft were disposed of from around 2010-2014, wi...

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by AirlineBob
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 8119

Re: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

Think of it like your car......... Was more wondering along the lines of why UA chose those two airframes to retire first, when they are several A320s in their fleet that are older. Was there something particularly bad about those two frames? Or perhaps did UA just decide they weren't going to do h...

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by AirlineBob
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 8119

Re: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

jayunited wrote:
but some Airbuses were in worst shape than others.


I hear stuff like this, but always wonder about what exactly it means.

Did these aircraft have more corrosion than the rest of the fleet? Or corrosion in some harder-to-fix places? Or just higher-than-average maintenance costs over time?

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by AirlineBob
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 8119

United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

Saw this in the United Fleet/Network Thread, and thought it worthy of highlighting. At the beginning of the month, United sent two A320s to the boneyard in Goodyear AZ. These were both early 1996 airframes (23 years old). While United has been adding to their A319/A320 fleet in recent years via used...

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by AirlineBob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713246

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 2 lines at HOU will go away once HOU is closed and everything is moved over to IAH in early 2020. Are the check lines at Houston Hobby really going away? My understanding is that there have been rumors of UA pulling their facilities out of Hobby for 20+ years. Is it finally really going to happ...

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by AirlineBob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713246

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

A320 N430UA headed to Goodyear today. Assuming that's for retirement.

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