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by blacksoviet
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71970

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

There are still at least five 747 Classics in freighter service in Europe and Asia. With all of these pax 747-400s flooding the second hand market, I wonder if Bedek will get to do a couple more 744 freighter conversions to replace the remaining 747-200s. Or maybe it would be cheaper to simply buy s...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9093

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

Will T2 at LHR ever get it’s own baggage system? The reason T1 cannot be demolished is because T2 relies on T1’s baggage system to operate. Sounds like poor planning to me.

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by blacksoviet
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?
Replies: 24
Views: 1871

Re: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?

If Trump wanted to do the right thing he would let Boeing go bankrupt (which would erase the debt) and bring in new owners/management. No need to bail them out. Bill Clinton didn’t bail out McDonnell Douglas and the sky never fell. I don’t think the airlines should get bailed out either.

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by blacksoviet
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways lands in Miami after 20+ years
Replies: 28
Views: 8877

Re: South African Airways lands in Miami after 20+ years

Did they use a hardstand or a gate?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

Re: 757-200 range

DL_Mech wrote:
Who has a tanked 752 other than the USAF? Corporate jet?

Argentine Air Force

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by blacksoviet
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

Re: 757-200 range

Delta and Northwest sometimes do one-way transpacific flights to SEA with the legacy-NW 757s. I think those are the frames with the Rolls Royce engines. I believe RR powered 757s have longer range than the PW 757s. That is why Trump only buys 757s if they have Rolls Royce engines. I’ve always wonder...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71970

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

It wouldn’t surprise me if Iran got their hands on one of the 747-400s being retired this year. Perhaps they will even acquire an -ER variant.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Are Gates 20 and 21 still being used by Alaska or are these gates for aircraft parking only?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

Photo of DL at JFK prior to NE merger: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfielding/6794811181 DL was at JFK prior to NE merger but they were in Terminal 9 (UA’s old terminal), not 2. After the NE merger Braniff and DL essentially switched places with DL consolidating with NE in T2 and Braniff moving t...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 18022

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

Does the A340-600 have enough range to reach Sydney? DAM-SYD is 14,075km, A346 maximum range is 14,450km. Well we can consider it as "impossible" as the route's distance is quite close to Aib's announced ranged of the A346. https://i.imgur.com/w0CtGbE.gif gcmap.com It should be able to re...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

If they do decide to demolish, Delta could find themselves with a gate shortage a year from now before T4A is completed. T4A could easily take more than two years to build and be ready to go. It would be nice if one of the gates at T4A could be a bus gate and a couple of the JFK Jitney buses could r...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA at JFK
Replies: 1
Views: 624

BA at JFK

Will BA or the Port Authority reopen Terminal 7 if the economy recovers quickly? It was supposed to remain open until at least 2023.

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Boof02671 wrote:
ACA772LR wrote:
Does anyone know when the 757/767s will be exiting the fleet? Or has a date not been announced yet?

All 767s are retired as are the 757s, some of the 757s might come back

Will any of the USAir 757s come back?

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

dampfnudel wrote:
On a related note, when is construction on the new T1 scheduled to begin?

It will be easier to wait for Terminal 2 to be demolished before starting construction on T1.

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

I hope they used an MD-88 for the final flight. That was the most common aircraft type at Terminal 2 for 15 years.

The terminal is so old , it will probably take months to remove the asbestos. Best to get started on it now.

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 18022

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

Does the A340-600 have enough range to reach Sydney?

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by blacksoviet
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

Does anybody know what gate and destination the final flight had? What about the equipment? Will this terminal ever be used again before it is finally demolished? Delta took over the entire terminal after they merged with Northeast and Northwest. I wonder if the Jitney buses will be reused after Ter...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Envoy Reactivated ERJ-140, now retiring.
Replies: 132
Views: 45811

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Do any of these E140s have WiFi?

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by blacksoviet
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 18022

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

claytonyu wrote:
At least they got the 600 and not the hairdryer variant

The hairdryer variant uses less fuel and is much easier to fill. The A340-600 is a big plane. I think it is almost as big as a 777-9 therefore it is less versatile.

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by blacksoviet
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27288

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?

How many gates did AA lose when Terminal 2 closed? Terminal 2 has been sitting abandoned for over a month.

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by blacksoviet
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21965

Re: Newark Airport Future

Why did Continental take 20 years to build Terminal C?

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by blacksoviet
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26605

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

Will Delta order A220-500s to replace MD-90s?

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by blacksoviet
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the longest Air France A318 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: What is the longest Air France A318 route?

Air France flies its A318 on all its European/Domestic network (some of them are bases art ORY). They don’t have dédicated destinations though they are mostly used on short european routes to Italy, Germany, UK... However, it is not rare to see them on longer flights such as CDG-ATH, CDG-LED or CDG...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the longest Air France A318 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: What is the longest Air France A318 route?

Air France operates 18 of these aircraft in Europe and Africa. Do any of these fly to Asia? Asia? You do realize that this is a short-haul jet, right? It doesn't even have proper business class seats, only economy seats with the middle seat blocked. At best you will find it in Turkey and the Middle...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the longest Air France A318 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

What is the longest Air France A318 route?

Air France operates 18 of these aircraft in Europe and Africa. Do any of these fly to Asia?

They have 18 Business Class seats and 113 Economy seats for a total of 131. The first one was delivered in 2003 and is still in service.

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by blacksoviet
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Will Sun Country maintain their two flights per day?

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by blacksoviet
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I am happy to see that SAN still has 757 transcon service.

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by blacksoviet
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range
Replies: 44
Views: 9231

Re: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range

Nope. Remaining operators of Quad aircraft now go by EDTO standards, which are the same as for ETOPS where MX, DX & Flight Operations are concerned. That is not correct, EDTO on a quad applies when flying more than 3 hours from a suitable airport, where it is one hour for a twin,. A four engine...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range
Replies: 44
Views: 9231

Re: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range

Why didn’t South African order the A340-500? This aircraft would have been perfect for their hot hub airport. It is the only version of the A340 that they never operated.

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by blacksoviet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11796

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

Does this plane have a navigator (Third Officer) and a radio operator?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range
Replies: 44
Views: 9231

Re: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range

In the land of fantasy planes the A342 with PW1100g would be a monster range machine (too much maybe). If one were to upgrade as such it would likely be better to use 300 and 500 lengths with original wings. Such a machines fuel burn figures would have been at home with the 787/A330NEO/A350. Some w...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28211

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

United1 wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
AA said they will still offer canned beverages.


As is United

Does that include beer or just soda? Is beer still available in First Class?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I wonder what will happen to Terminal 2 at JFK. Will it be kept around for a few more years? Most domestic flights depart from there. In the last several months before the current crisis, T2 was basically down to Florida and 717 flying. Everything else domestic was T4. Obviously, everything can be ...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I work Padres telecasts, so have knowledge on this though I don't fly charters myself. Whether Airbus or Boeing, both can easily fly cross country no problem. Not sure on particular aircraft model, but not carrying weight that a full passenger aircraft would have say from New York to San Diego. The...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Padres use Delta charter service, these are aircraft operated by Delta crew, aircraft is all 1st class seating, it's not used for regular passenger service. The whole aircraft is equipped with delta one? No. But Delta does have some mainline jets with all-domestic F seats for sports charters. How m...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Are there any F100s still stored at ROW?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I see on RoutesOnline that AA is starting SAN-DFW with 321Neos on June 4 -- I guess that's new, and who knows if it will actually happen? -- but it also mentions that a 2nd route out of SAN will see the Neo -- SAN-LAX!!! Just thought I'd mention it as that has to be by far the largest a/c in the SA...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

In the case of an international arrival, passengers would exit the aircraft, but instead of exiting directly into the terminal, they are re-directed to the escalators up to the FIS facility, and departing passengers would have already proceeded to the directed international departure waiting area. ...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Has GIG been suspended?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone see this UA 772? https://fr24.com/UAL2572/242fb3ce Just flew over my house. Originated from MCAS Cherry Point. Marine charter I assume? Lots of surprises these days...I noticed that flight from TIJ yesterday, a 727(!) headed to Oakland County (MI) yesterday, and I noticed DL has upgauged the...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 60382

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Which airline do the Padres use?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3841

Re: 747-300 GE Engines

There is only one 747-300 remaining in service. It has GE engines. It is an old former Sabena -300M in Belarus. Sabena ordered the combi variant because they knew they could not fill all the seats on a standard 747-300. It is possible that Mahan Air will return a 747-300 to service at a later date. ...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3841

Re: 747-300 GE Engines

Even very late produced 747-200B/F and 747-300 aircraft, built after the first 747-400's, and assembled with a 747-400 type wing (without the extension and winglet), were not cleared for a higher MTOW, because the required certification was not seen as "cost effective" by Boeing. If Boein...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3841

Re: 747-300 GE Engines

Nice, thanks for the update and correction. I'd be curious to know how many -200's were sold with the -R with the possibility that the -300 was coming along? You have to realize the 300 was not designed for the same mission the 200B was. The 300 had a lower MTOW, it's been a while but it was either...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34916

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

N383SW wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Why did Stephen Wolf retire the DC-3?


Do you mean the DC9?

As soon as Wolf took over in 1996, the sole remaining ex- Piedmont DC-3 was sold.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 6969

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

Which gates did the 747s use at EWR?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did UA ever serve CDG with the 747?
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: Did UA ever serve CDG with the 747?

UA was still flying 747-100s to CDG in 1997 in the old Bass livery.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34916

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Why did Stephen Wolf retire the DC-3?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 6969

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

One of the Continental 747-200s is currently stored in Roswell.

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