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by gatechae
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 391579

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Spirit Aerosystems (who builds 70% of the structure of the 737) is putting all its salaried employees on mandatory short workweeks (32 hrs) starting 6/21 due to revenue issues from the MAX grounding.

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by gatechae
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 8005

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

I was on WN 6835 TUL to HOU yesterday and it was one of the bumpiest rides I've ever had. Also the scene at TUL when we left was pretty crazy, two extra planeloads of people in the gate area.

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by gatechae
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3825

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

Yeah, disappearence in the Pacific...not a good name for the general public airport (accomplishments aside) I think Oklahoma City takes the cake for bad airport names. OKC is named after Will Rogers and PWA (Gen Av) is named after Wiley Post. Both died in a plane crash! The same plane crash in fact.

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by gatechae
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why buy new 777 freighters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: why buy new 777 freighters?

777 Passenger models have carbon floor beams. 777 Freighter models have metallic beams.

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by gatechae
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14765

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Spirit AeroSystems time Lapse of Fuselage, Flap, Slat, Nacelle and TR Production for 10,000 Unit
https://youtu.be/U7vojbkrFfY

Time Lapse of 10,000 unit transport from Wichita to Renton
https://youtu.be/I8IOrkrnIck

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by gatechae
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circle/Endless Runway
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Circle/Endless Runway

Look at the photshopped C17 Carrier landing on p. 42

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by gatechae
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 85418

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Ive been working 777s for over 2 years now and have yet to find any part of the plane that's been built/manufactured in the US. Granted not every single part of the aircraft has a "Made in XXX" stamped on it, but a large part of some them do. Ironically when I was working A330s I found a ...

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by gatechae
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best companies that hire new engineers
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Best companies that hire new engineers

I assume you are wanting to go into design?

Don't forget, the T1 suppliers do design work as well for the OEMs, so Spirit is a good option. GKN, Triumph are good too.

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by gatechae
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 86011

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

StTim wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
LockheedBBD wrote:

The planes are going to.be assembled in Mobile, Alabama.....


Most of the pre-assembly happens in Europe though.

But spirit in the US had been supplying sections for European built A320’s.


Spirit Builds a350 sections in the US (NC) not A320. Spirits A320 production is in Scotland.

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by gatechae
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 8844

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

At my work (aerostructures manufacturing) Day 1 is Friday, day 7 is thursday

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by gatechae
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?
Replies: 18
Views: 5126

Re: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?

Okay, we all know how 737 and 787 parts are brought in. (By rail and by air) But how does Boeing transport their other widebodies parts? I don't see how a 747 fuselage could be brought into Mukilteo by road! The 737 fuselage is assembled as a complete unit by Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita and then ...

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by gatechae
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 5565

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

In TUL, departures are on ground floor, arrivals on second. So there are exceptions to the rule.

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by gatechae
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing Factory Tour
Replies: 23
Views: 2304

Re: Boeing Factory Tour

No cameras allowed (Supposedly at one point in time someone dropped a camera, landed on an aircraft on the line and caused some damage, though it could also be because they don't want people being able to take photos of certain assembly practices, who knows) Its an industry practice. I work at a Ti...

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by gatechae
Tue May 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 4253

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

Mcdonalds lost a multi million dollar law suit over hot coffee. they awarded her $2.8million instead. Had you spent 5 seconds reading it, you would've known that the judge awarded $640k and that they settled for less than that. While it does seem McDonald's was apparently negligent in terms of how ...

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by gatechae
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 18464

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

If I was one of the passengers next to this man I would have much preferred that he be allowed to use the bathroom than urinate on himself (and possibly me)

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by gatechae
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22263

Re: SEAT Law coming?

The trouble is that the system is gamed to be just a few percent below "acceptable," but the next step up requires doubling or even tripling the fare. Most of us would be willing to pay a 15% premium to just barely de-miserablize the seats and overall experience. That's not "gamed&qu...

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by gatechae
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3711

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

ATL has a MARTA station inside the terminal

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by gatechae
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 96
Views: 14706

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

So what impact do we think this is going to have in TUL? I've noticed TUL has been getting more 772 work lately.

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by gatechae
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How were DC-9's delivered to Hawaii pre-ETOPS?
Replies: 24
Views: 5783

Re: How were DC-9's delivered to Hawaii pre-ETOPS?

interesting that they go as far as to affix their logo to those tanks.

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by gatechae
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly
Replies: 150
Views: 41796

Re: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly

Considering all of the tracks.... I wonder if they ruled out rail due to cost, or was size preventative there too. Then again, could be both, I guess. At a minimum, I'd think the width would kill any chance of moving by rail. They can barely move 739s from Wichita to Renton I've always been told (a...

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by gatechae
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares
Replies: 41
Views: 4944

Re: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares

If it's like here in Canada, it would be things like Security Fee, Airport Improvement fee and so on. In Canada those fees are actually a huge chunk of the fare. Edit: I see now they ARE referring to things like bag fees. Not sure how that would work since not everyone has a bag. My guess is that a...

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by gatechae
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considering Layoffs Of Airplane Engineers
Replies: 56
Views: 12823

RE: Boeing Considering Layoffs Of Airplane Engineers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/phatfarmlines" class="quote" target="_blank">phatfarmlines</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Quoting BravoOne (Reply 18): G...

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by gatechae
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?
Replies: 317
Views: 65777

Delta Buys 11 B777 From Singapore?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>He said no commercial carriers. Cargo carriers...

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by gatechae
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Incident In BOI- Wing Evacuation
Replies: 44
Views: 10997

RE: Allegiant Incident In BOI- Wing Evacuation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingVista" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingVista</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Is it also a natural human reactio...

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by gatechae
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's Clark: US3 Are Messing With The Wrong People
Replies: 212
Views: 23383

RE: EK's Clark: US3 Are Messing With The Wrong People

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AAexecplat" class="quote" target="_blank">AAexecplat</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>964 workers dies in Qatar in 2012 an...

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by gatechae
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Denies Firing Crew Who Marry
Replies: 63
Views: 14247

RE: QR Denies Firing Crew Who Marry

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyboy_se" class="quote" target="_blank">flyboy_se</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>I do not really understand this. First...

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by gatechae
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has SXM Beach Bashing Gone Too Far?
Replies: 113
Views: 19110

RE: Has SXM Beach Bashing Gone Too Far?

You also have to remember that telephoto lenses can do some weird stuff to perspective in photos. Without knowing what lense this photog was using its hard to tell how close the plane actually is to the people. <a href="http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media/86/3486-004-D81AEC93.jpg" target="_bl...

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by gatechae
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Pitches 100 X 748 To Emirates
Replies: 227
Views: 48460

RE: Boeing Pitches 100 X 748 To Emirates

As someone who actually works on the 747-8 program I hope this gets some interest from EK, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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by gatechae
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Florida City Will See First Asian Service?
Replies: 125
Views: 10515

RE: Which Florida City Will See First Asian Service?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Max Q (Reply 3): Do the Japanese l...

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by gatechae
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)
Replies: 86
Views: 19520

RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Do we know where they are doing mantenance on the 787s? I'm hoping for a TUL visit.

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by gatechae
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 Launch Route
Replies: 49
Views: 20311

RE: AA 787 Launch Route

Will the 787's be serviced in TUL? I enjoy the occasional 763 and 772 movements here.

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by gatechae
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Kicked Off Plane For Tweeting
Replies: 47
Views: 13024

RE: Passenger Kicked Off Plane For Tweeting

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tioloko100" class="quote" target="_blank">tioloko100</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>what happened to freedom of spe...

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by gatechae
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Media Day Notes
Replies: 71
Views: 12513

RE: Southwest Airlines Media Day Notes

Will the upcoming <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> buildup due to the removal of the Wright Amendment affect <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s ops at <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World (OKC / KOKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC...

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by gatechae
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Ends Topeka (FOE) Service
Replies: 49
Views: 6851

RE: UA Ends Topeka (FOE) Service

This brings up an interesting thought for me, how many state capitols have no airline service?

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by gatechae
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Land On Dallas Freeway Rush Hour
Replies: 25
Views: 7422

RE: Small Plane Land On Dallas Freeway Rush Hour

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/type-rated" class="quote" target="_blank">type-rated</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>During private pilot training you ar...

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by gatechae
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18
Replies: 257
Views: 59172

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/laxboeingman" class="quote" target="_blank">laxboeingman</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Are you saying that a body was f...

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by gatechae
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10
Replies: 267
Views: 104612

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CALTECH" class="quote" target="_blank">CALTECH</a> (<a href="#190" class="quote">Reply 190</a>):<br/><i>If the fuselage remained intact after im...

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by gatechae
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport
Replies: 245
Views: 74448

RE: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rfields5421" class="quote" target="_blank">rfields5421</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i> Boeing 'owns' the west side of th...

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by gatechae
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANAs Yellow "Pikachu" Pokemon To Be Scrapped
Replies: 22
Views: 14227

RE: ANAs Yellow "Pikachu" Pokemon To Be Scrapped

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD90" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD90</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> Ahh Pokemon. I was actually at the age ...

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by gatechae
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Bringing 744 To TUL To Scrap
Replies: 28
Views: 18512

RE: LH Bringing 744 To TUL To Scrap

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ouboy79" class="quote" target="_blank">ouboy79</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Definitely. Though something other than an...

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by gatechae
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing Incident Sukhoi Superjet At Keflavik
Replies: 56
Views: 36197

RE: Landing Incident Sukhoi Superjet At Keflavik

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>So two demonstration aircraft have been in...

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by gatechae
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3
Replies: 304
Views: 100276

OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LONGisland89" class="quote" target="_blank">LONGisland89</a> (<a href="#112" class="quote">Reply 112</a>):<br/><i>Listen to the very end of the ...

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by gatechae
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Being Evacuated Right Now Due To Tornado?
Replies: 56
Views: 11720

RE: OKC Being Evacuated Right Now Due To Tornado?

Yep currently a tornado on the ground in North Norman heading this way...

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by gatechae
Thu May 23, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wifi With Power Or Seatback TV's?
Replies: 21
Views: 3431

RE: Wifi With Power Or Seatback TV's?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZSOFN" class="quote" target="_blank">ZSOFN</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Those old screens can give off a lot of heat as ...

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by gatechae
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys 767 N764RD
Replies: 71
Views: 30308

RE: Delta Buys 767 N764RD

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1337Delta764" class="quote" target="_blank">1337Delta764</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Operating only one aircraft with...

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by gatechae
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should NYC Airports Be "moved" To Higher Lands?
Replies: 82
Views: 11765

RE: Should NYC Airports Be "moved" To Higher Lands?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/caribb" class="quote" target="_blank">caribb</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>The US will get true HSR when I become dicta...

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by gatechae
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Lufthansa Logo For China?
Replies: 37
Views: 19624

RE: Rumor: New Lufthansa Logo For China?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/warden145" class="quote" target="_blank">warden145</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Quoting legacyins (Reply 7): Q: <acrony...

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by gatechae
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787; No Customer Codes
Replies: 45
Views: 19606

RE: Boeing 787; No Customer Codes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Isn't <acronym title="China Yunnan...

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by gatechae
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United May Be Paying For Leaving Houston - Fortune
Replies: 104
Views: 20644

RE: United May Be Paying For Leaving Houston - Fortune

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/COflyerBOS" class="quote" target="_blank">COflyerBOS</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>The cost of living index is 37.0% hi...

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