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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Crew In NYC
Replies: 60
Views: 17070

RE: Emirates Crew In NYC

To all you folks who do not seem to understand the legitimate concerns of air crew who routinely layover as part of their job, I would ask you to consider how you would like it if someone went onto the internet and started asking where YOU do your banking and other financial transactions! This is no...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Crew In NYC
Replies: 60
Views: 17070

RE: Emirates Crew In NYC

I agree with Speedmarque, and I too hope this thread gets deleted.

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice Cancels YKA-PVR Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

RE: Skyservice Cancels YKA-PVR Service

I would also imagine that there would be a performance limitation out of Kamloops which would make it impossible to carry enough fuel to make it to <acronym title="Puerto Vallarta - Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (PVR / MMPR), Mexico">PVR</acronym> with a load of pax. Why the tour opera...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let The YYZ Diversion Begin
Replies: 15
Views: 4210

RE: Let The YYZ Diversion Begin

I once stood on the ramp at YTZ and watched the CN Tower get hit 3 times in 5 minutes. Very cool!

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Skyservice 767 Back In The Air?
Replies: 10
Views: 6287

RE: Is The Skyservice 767 Back In The Air?

TIMEAIR: I don't know where you got your information, but the assessment and repair are being handled by Boeing. I know one of the Air Canada engineers who went to <acronym title="Punta Cana (PUJ / MDPC), Dominican Republic">PUJ</acronym>, and the only thing they went to do was assist in moving the ...

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photo Of The Day - LAX
Replies: 35
Views: 15825

RE: Photo Of The Day - LAX

So sorry, you are correct it's a 767-300! Now I see the one in the corner, it was cut off on my screen until I scrolled right, and yes, it's Air New Zealand.

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photo Of The Day - LAX
Replies: 35
Views: 15825

RE: Photo Of The Day - LAX

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Brake Failure
Replies: 36
Views: 6648

RE: JetBlue Brake Failure

You're right, if the brakes had "locked", the main wheel tires would have been shredded. The only way to tow the acft would be if you put the acft on a trailer! And it would have spent several days being inspected and xrayed to be sure there wasn't damage to the landing gear support structures. The ...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Brake Failure
Replies: 36
Views: 6648

RE: JetBlue Brake Failure

Asteriskceo: I am not sure what you mean by saying JetBlue should be better prepared for a situation like the one you experienced. First of all, it's not like they or any other airline have a spare plane just waiting around to fill in under such circumstances. I know you never said that, but you'd b...

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?
Replies: 46
Views: 11778

RE: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?
Replies: 46
Views: 11778

RE: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?

Pictues: The valuation you heard is way off the mark. A B767 of that vintage would be valued somewhere between $65 million and $80 million. That's the average insured blue book on early 90's 767-300ERs. I asked a friend in the aircraft insurance biz. As for the lack of a hangar, several similar repa...

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?
Replies: 46
Views: 11778

RE: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?

My source says they will fix it, and it will take 3 months to complete. Hey Nuno, any word from the inside?

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by Cpt Underpants
Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage Handler Killed At DCA This Am
Replies: 59
Views: 18499

RE: Baggage Handler Killed At DCA This Am

GQFluffy: Turboprop propellers can be feathered while the engine is running. We got this notice today in respect to the tragic accident at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>... "To All Employees: Unfortunately, a tragic accident happened y...

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by Cpt Underpants
Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A310 Emergency RTN To LGW
Replies: 33
Views: 8520

RE: Air Transat A310 Emergency RTN To LGW

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by Cpt Underpants
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A310 Emergency RTN To LGW
Replies: 33
Views: 8520

RE: Air Transat A310 Emergency RTN To LGW

FLYtoEGCC: I suggest you read the official report from the Portugese investigating authority. It's available here: <a href="http://www.gpiaa-portugal-report.com/" target=_blank>http://www.gpiaa-portugal-report.com/</a> As usual, there were many causal factors, including the Captain's management of t...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Sue Over Really Rough Landing
Replies: 99
Views: 17345

RE: Passengers Sue Over Really Rough Landing

There is only one ILS approach in the Dominican Republic, and that is runway 17 at Santo Domingo.

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Sue Over Really Rough Landing
Replies: 99
Views: 17345

RE: Passengers Sue Over Really Rough Landing

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?
Replies: 46
Views: 11778

RE: Skyservice 767 In PUJ - Any News?

Do not believe everything you hear, whether it's on the <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> or via the rumour mill. There is alot of unsubstantiated rumours floating about in regards to this incident. For heaven's sake, wait for the investigators to do their work and release the f...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sat May 14, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW -DC9 Collides With A319 many angle photos shown
Replies: 74
Views: 20657

NW -DC9 Collides With A319 many angle photos shown

I know that no one here means no harm, but the Captain of the DC9 was seriously injured in this tragic accident. Maybe we can ease up on the jokes for a bit until he's out of the woods. As for whether either of the aircraft is repairable, it's way too early to tell that. I wouldn't be so quick to to...

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weather Delays From Hell! Which Hub Is The Champ?
Replies: 39
Views: 5037

RE: Weather Delays From Hell! Which Hub Is The Champ?

ATL and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> are definitely among the worst I've seen, along with <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA -...

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Turbulence Over NC?
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

RE: Why Turbulence Over NC?

Thanks, I thought it was just my imagination running away with me. If you fly one of the over water routes to or from the Bahamas over <acronym title="Wilmington - New Hanover International (County) (ILM / KILM), USA - North Carolina">ILM</acronym> or CLB, you will almost always have some turbulence...

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Jetway Upgrades Complicated?
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

RE: Are Jetway Upgrades Complicated?

The starboard side doors are smaller on some older acft, like the B737, but most new aircraft have doors which are the same size on both sides. As for the jetways, they can be replaced with the dual units, takes some time, but it's do-able.

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MyTravel 767 Removal In April, And JCB Livery.
Replies: 106
Views: 9388

RE: MyTravel 767 Removal In April, And JCB Livery.

C-FRAV is "probably" going to LTU this spring.

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Canada 3000 Flying Already?
Replies: 4
Views: 3746

RE: Is Canada 3000 Flying Already?

Hmmmm, it's not even April 1st yet, but is sure seems that someone is playing a practical joke. I thought for a second it might have been USA3000, but they don't fly the CRJ!

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX AC Stroked By Lightning After Take Of
Replies: 17
Views: 3519

RE: LX AC Stroked By Lightning After Take Of

From his location, I would guess that he's not typing in his native language. His English, while not perfect, is far better than my German! I must admit, the thought of being "stroked" by lightning is much less threatening than being struck by it! Neither term is very scientific, though. Either way,...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MyTravel 767 Removal In April, And JCB Livery.
Replies: 106
Views: 9388

RE: MyTravel 767 Removal In April, And JCB Livery.

The COO of Skyservice told his employees last week that the B767s will remain in <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> full time, and will not return to MYT for the winter. Makes sense, as MYT is retiring the Boeing fleet and...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Liable For Injury Due To Jetblast
Replies: 66
Views: 12113

RE: SXM Liable For Injury Due To Jetblast

A while back, I met one of the tower controllers from <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>. He told me that the master plan calls for a 750 to 1,000 foot extension to the west end of the runway into Maho Bay. It sure would hel...

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zoom Airlines To GND, BGI?
Replies: 4
Views: 3819

RE: Zoom Airlines To GND, BGI?

Skyservice used the B757 to POS last summer, and it's most likely to be the same again this summer. Forget about the A330, it's gone!

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Fire Forces Skyservice Emergency Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 3408

RE: Engine Fire Forces Skyservice Emergency Landing

There was no fire involved. An engine failed, as they occasionally do, and the aircraft was re-routed to Orlando.

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Airlines And Too Many Seats!
Replies: 32
Views: 5653

RE: Charter Airlines And Too Many Seats!

CXH: I have a good friend in Customer Service at Skyservice, and they tell a much different story. The tour operators did not want to change the seating, as it would increase their unit costs of getting their customers to and from the resorts. The CEO of Skyservice insisted on the change due to the ...

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by Cpt Underpants
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MyTravel 767 Removal In April, And JCB Livery.
Replies: 106
Views: 9388

RE: MyTravel 767 Removal In April, And JCB Livery.

Skyservice is taking two of MYTs B767s in April / May 2005. This is confirmed.

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The B787 Be Fly-by-Wire?
Replies: 42
Views: 12088

RE: Will The B787 Be Fly-by-Wire?

Delta-Flyer:

Unfortunately, it doesn't. As I said, in this area the Boeing setup is superior.

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The B787 Be Fly-by-Wire?
Replies: 42
Views: 12088

RE: Will The B787 Be Fly-by-Wire?

Don't get me wrong, I do love flying the Airbus. Still, in my opinion, the back driven controls in the Boeing FBW system are superior. I've always been befuddled by the Airbus notion that it's perfectly acceptable to have opposite control inputs which result in NO INPUT <acronym title="Royal Air Mar...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The B787 Be Fly-by-Wire?
Replies: 42
Views: 12088

RE: Will The B787 Be Fly-by-Wire?

Friendly Skies: The Fly By Wire systems are not wireless. There are computers which process the flight control inputs from the pilot sidestick. These computers decide how much to move the associated control surfaces, and then send an electric signal (via wires) to the associated control surfaces. As...

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Canadian Airline.......AGAIN!
Replies: 12
Views: 5906

RE: New Canadian Airline.......AGAIN!

The flights are out of <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym>, there are no flights out of <acronym title="Hamilton (YHM / CYHM), Canada - Ontario">YHM</acronym> with them. Interesting that you can't find the name of their carrier anywhere on the we...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest A380 Pics From Airbus: The Factory
Replies: 128
Views: 46536

RE: Latest A380 Pics From Airbus: The Factory

"FWIW, I find the Beluga still more aesthetically appealing than the A380."

Hey ConcordeBoy:

If that's how you feel, I'll never have to worry about you competing with me for the pretty girls at the bar!  Big grin

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by Cpt Underpants
Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Emergency @ YYZ
Replies: 24
Views: 7635

RE: AC Emergency @ YYZ

My source tells me that they did not use the slides, but evacuated the pax using the rear stairs. It was strictly a precautionary measure due to an unexplained odour in the cabin.

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by Cpt Underpants
Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 With Different Engines
Replies: 23
Views: 5267

RE: A320 With Different Engines

They are both CFM-56 engines. The starboard side has a replacement forward cowling piece installed, possibly a loaner while the original is out for repair. It happens all of the time.

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by Cpt Underpants
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Emergency @ YYZ
Replies: 24
Views: 7635

RE: AC Emergency @ YYZ

On taxi out on a flight to Cuba, the crew reported cockpit smoke. They evacuated the aircraft.

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

RE: Skyservice Aircraft

Actually, it's much farther. Here's a comparison: <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> - <acronym title="Caracas - Simon Bolivar International / Maiquetia (CCS / SVMI), Venezuela">CCS</acronym> = 2088 n.m. <acronym title="To...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

RE: Skyservice Aircraft

I think it'll be a 757, as the A319 would have a tough time making it to the DR non stop from YEG.

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fireworks At YYZ
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

RE: Fireworks At YYZ

I saw it as well, and unless they started putting propellers on the 124, it was the AN12. Don't see many over here, but there's plenty in eastern Europe.

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by Cpt Underpants
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAP Air (Dominican Republic)
Replies: 0
Views: 2626

SAP Air (Dominican Republic)

I am looking for information on Servicios Aéreos Profesionales S.A., otherwise known as SAP Air, which offers domestic air service within the Dominican Republic using LET 410 turboprops. I am only interested in hearing from persons who have direct experience with their service. Any comments regardin...

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Changes To FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 4687

RE: Air Transat Flight Changes To FLL

Chances are this was done to consolidate two lightly loaded flights into one flight. All that their charter tarrif requires is that they not change you departure time to a different travel day. If so, they have to offer you a full refund. In this case, you have no recourse. I know it's not what you ...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cracks In Window Of JAL 777
Replies: 20
Views: 4956

RE: Cracks In Window Of JAL 777

Anders: That's an excellent description of the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>, maybe the best I've ever seen. I have to wonder if it is from the preamble in your company's document?? In any case, I hope you don't mind if I use it! I'm buildi...

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by Cpt Underpants
Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat (TS)?
Replies: 14
Views: 3444

RE: Air Transat (TS)?

There is no truth to that story at all, Air Transat uses civilian aircraft, A310 & A330.

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by Cpt Underpants
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: What’s That Noise From Under The Floor?
Replies: 7
Views: 7302

RE: Airbus: What’s That Noise From Under The Floor?

It is indeed the PTU, but hearing it on the approach is NOT NORMAL! The only times you should hear it during normal ops is during startup, when it performs a self test after the first engine start, and during taxi on one engine. Any other time it's running is an indication of a hydraulic problem on ...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice To Replace A330 With 767
Replies: 33
Views: 11232

RE: Skyservice To Replace A330 With 767

Actually, Topjett330, Skyservice uses the A330-300 primarily from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> to <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>, <acronym title="Venice - Tess...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightdeck Of The A380... Radical New Design?
Replies: 15
Views: 12410

RE: Flightdeck Of The A380... Radical New Design?

In fact, it's the reference books which have been replaced by the electronic format. JetBlue's pilot's each carry a laptop computer, so by having two on board, there's your redundancy. They still have the QRH which contains all of the important checklists. I believe <acronym title="Lufthansa (German...

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by Cpt Underpants
Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice To Replace A330 With 767
Replies: 33
Views: 11232

RE: Skyservice To Replace A330 With 767

The A330 is a medium to long range aircraft for most carriers. There are some that use them on high density short haul routes, but that would be a minority of operators. Are you maybe thinking of the A320?

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