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by Bradin
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 77
Views: 8227

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

https://simpleflying.com/southwest-ceo-other-airlines/ A quotation from the Simple Flying site: "Remember, they began charging fees in the first place because they couldn’t match our low fares. To try to get closer, they reduced their published fares, knowing they could get money from hidden f...

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by Bradin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines removing change fees
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Airlines removing change fees

Once they rescind the fees there will be repercussions when they try to bring them back. *Doug Parker has entered the chat* Remember when US Airways cut free drinks and snacks in Y? Nobody followed suit, but repercussions are usually limited. They didn't suffer for the two or three years they kept ...

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by Bradin
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37197

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

The fact we are even talking about it here on A.net is an indicator that that specific QA process at Boeing works. The fact that we are talking about it means that, while this specific QA inspection worked, the overall QA process is lacking. If "this specific" QA inspect work, then how is...

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by Bradin
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37197

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

The fact we are even talking about it here on A.net is an indicator that that specific QA process at Boeing works. Shouldn't Boeing's Q&A have found these issues at the time of manufacture, not years later? Not all defects appear at the time of manufacturing. There maybe specific conditions whe...

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by Bradin
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37197

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

The fact we are even talking about it here on A.net is an indicator that that specific QA process at Boeing works.

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by Bradin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger
Replies: 31
Views: 2806

Re: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger

A merger is unlikely. Too many antitrust issues. A joint ventures/partnership/alliance - hmmm... might be a tough sell under normal times, but this isn't normal. That might pass the sniff test for a while. Not even that. Boeing is too important of a military contractor in the U.S. In 2018 (before M...

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by Bradin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger
Replies: 31
Views: 2806

Re: Hypothesis: Airbus and Boeing merger

A merger is unlikely. Too many antitrust issues.

A joint ventures/partnership/alliance - hmmm... might be a tough sell under normal times, but this isn't normal. That might pass the sniff test for a while.

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by Bradin
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25441

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oOHnL8I_Zc
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Shoot: Just found this from Information Zulu: FEDEX 1026 767 BELLY LANDING ON ONE GEAR - SIM & TV FOOTAGE & ATC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oOHnL8I_Zc

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by Bradin
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14472

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

I am really amazed at the lack of empathy. It's one thing if its an young child or adult who is who doesn't want to wear a mask, and they are fully capable of wearing one. But please, let's try to have some compassion and empathy for families with children who have to wrestle with autism or similar...

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by Bradin
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14472

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

I am really amazed at the lack of empathy. It's one thing if its an young child or adult who is who doesn't want to wear a mask, and they are fully capable of wearing one. But please, let's try to have some compassion and empathy for families with children who have to wrestle with autism or similar....

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by Bradin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11610

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

I think VX would have done a lot better if their hub was not at SFO. B6 would be wise to learn from the mistakes of VX. IIRC, when VX was starting up, on social media and their website they did a poll of where the man in hub should be. I believe the choices were Washington DC, New York City, Los An...

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by Bradin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11610

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

I think VX would have done a lot better if their hub was not at SFO. B6 would be wise to learn from the mistakes of VX.

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by Bradin
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21975

Re: EWR New Terminal One

Adding a 3rd runway does nothing to address the airspace issues. You most likely end up in a scenario like SEA where not all three runways are used at the same time due to the vertical separation as well. Well EWR clearly needs something! Plus to space out the congestion from TEB as well. Unless CO...

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by Bradin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52334

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

The old terminals and parking structure come down immediately. The original plan was that two of the old concourses would remain with a temporary connection to the new terminal while the new concourses are extended to the east. That plan would require additional construction phases to demolish the ...

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by Bradin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10713

Re: Airport construction projects question

Not sure if this was posted elsewhere, but here's the LAX Landside Access Modernization Program Management Report presented on June 4, 2020. https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=616&meta_id=42633 This is the LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse Update presented on May 7, 20...

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by Bradin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16935

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Per advisory, services by ZLA will be interrupted tonight. LAX ATC has informed that a Covid outbreak in the Los Angeles Air Traffic Control Center (ZLA) will result in a ground stop to all airports being served by ZLA. This interruption in service will commence at 2330hrs local and will last until...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34045

Re: British Airways 787-10

BA taking a delivery right now makes no reasonable sense because the plane will be sitting on the ground. It won't, it'll be operating cargo flights to the USA where the prices per cargo-tonne-kilometre have gone up, in some cases exponentially, and the 787-10's cargo capacity and operating economi...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34045

Re: British Airways 787-10

Something to chew on from a business perspective. Depending on the contract terms, British Airways taking delivery of a 787-10 could trigger payment terms and obligate them to pay Boeing for the new 787-10 according to the payment milestones laid out in the contract. Given the current global COVID-...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34045

Re: British Airways 787-10

Something to chew on from a business perspective. Depending on the contract terms, British Airways taking delivery of a 787-10 could trigger payment terms and obligate them to pay Boeing for the new 787-10 according to the payment milestones laid out in the contract. Given the current global COVID-1...

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9185

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Amazing how fast SFO, LAX, ATL have slowed down.

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by Bradin
Fri May 29, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crew Duty Limits During Covid19-flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2989

Re: Flight Crew Duty Limits During Covid19-flights

There may have been two flight crews onboard for destinations that have mandatory 14 day quarantines. At least one airline I'm familiar with are flying to and from Hawaii with two full and complete flight crews and flight attendants to and from the lower 48 states. One crew does the flight to Hawaii...

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by Bradin
Sat May 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 250393

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/23/86124202 ... picking-up?
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NPR: "After Months of Steep Declines, Air Traffic Is Picking Up"

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/23/86124202 ... picking-up?

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by Bradin
Fri May 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74435

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I recently flew on a WN 737-800 from SMF-LAX. We filled rows 3-10 and there were at most two individuals per row.

The rest of the aircraft was empty. I would have loved to space out more except they kept us in the first few rows for load balancing.

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by Bradin
Fri May 22, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8631

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Here’s a nice update with photos on the MSC: https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=604&meta_id=42050 Now I'm super curious, with LAWA documenting COVID-19 related project risks, what is LAWA thinking for MSC South? The MSC South was suppose to add several A320/737 gates...

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by Bradin
Thu May 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8631

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Terminal Zero and terminal 9 are Also on hold. Flyguy Terminal 9 I can understand as it would require a lot landslide and airside work. Putting concourse zero on hold surprises me as it is all airside which would be easier. Seems like you could complete it and then just close it off from Terminal 1...

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by Bradin
Wed May 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8631

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

Just got this email from LAWA regarding the Midfield Satellite Concourse Trials: As you are a valued stakeholder, LAWA wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update on the status of the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) Trials. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented and devastating impact on the...

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by Bradin
Tue May 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million
Replies: 21
Views: 3300

Re: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million

This is a smart move by DIA. Given that the economy has suddenly come to a halt, a change order to accelerate timings would be a minimal cost unlike pre-COVID-19 economy. There's probably a good chance they DIA can expand the scope of the project with and stay well within budgeted overages they have...

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by Bradin
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11226

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

The most logical reason I can come up with is space. Realistically, how often are those corridors actually being used at any given point in time? It makes sense to suspend those corridors in the air on both sides, above the departure levels and let people transit through smoothly because all the arr...

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by Bradin
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63653

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

[ Just a guess? A passenger airplane, flying around, and flight attendants not being onboard, and not getting paid for it? Its not a passenger revenue flight. They don't put FA on ferry flights etc. And this arrangement at least preserves the jobs of some pilots and rampers even if it can’t do anyt...

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by Bradin
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5354

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Don't forget Southwest is still making money on cargo. Granted it is 1% of their revenue in FY2019, no bags flying around could represent more cargo space and there is a shortage of cargo capacity presently

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151217

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

NPR conducted a live interview this morning with David. https://www.facebook.com/10643211755/videos/2740601802719150/ Can't find it? I am pretty sure David is not going to start in this kind of environment. However, there are a few operating certificates that will be available in the coming months....

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151217

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

https://www.facebook.com/10643211755/vi ... 802719150/
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NPR conducted a live interview this morning with David.

https://www.facebook.com/10643211755/vi ... 802719150/

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12324

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

There has to be no way you are serious. It's not cheap or efficient to run a GPU/APU. It's not 2-3 days to get ready, there is no such modular system currently available that can be deployed within days. It'll probably take 6 months at best to design. I'd wager its cheaper to convert any building o...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12324

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

The idea won't fly. It's probably far cheaper to convert a greenspace and setup makeshift tents with generators and air conditioning with probably double or triple the space. The time spent converting greenspace is far quicker because the conversion process does not require taking out seats and AVO...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12324

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

The idea won't fly. It's probably far cheaper to convert a greenspace and setup makeshift tents with generators and air conditioning with probably double or triple the space. The time spent converting greenspace is far quicker because the conversion process does not require taking out seats and AVOD...

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99609

Re: Boeing to use 3 747LCF (Dreamlifters) for Covid-19 aid

Given that production has essentially come to a grinding halt in Washington and South Carolina, it makes perfect sense for Boeing to make these planes available.

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by Bradin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Didn't search to see if this was a duplicate because I'm running out the door right now. Just saw this pop up on how airlines are using passenger jets and implementing netting on seats so they can use the passenger areas as cargo space. Interesting photo as well. Passenger Airlines Morph Into Cargo ...

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by Bradin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

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

This isn't about service; people currently flying right now are because of truly essential matters , people desperately trying to get home to their point of shelter in place, or clueless idiots. There are quite a few clueless idiots that are required to fly to support national security efforts beca...

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by Bradin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

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

This isn't about service; people currently flying right now are because of truly essential matters, people desperately trying to get home to their point of shelter in place, or clueless idiots. There are quite a few clueless idiots that are required to fly to support national security efforts becau...

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by Bradin
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18890

Re: LAS airport closed

Ouch. Southwest is taking a beating. That's 2 of their major focus cities going offline.

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by Bradin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17314

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

It looks like some of the lessons learned and controls/remediations implemented from Aloha 243 have worked quite well. It will be interesting to see what additional lessons learned will come from this incident.

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by Bradin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16184

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the end of the year, one way or another. Not with 5,431ft elevation 35+ degrees' t...

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by Bradin
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22382

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

After carefully thinking about this, I’ve come to a simple realization that the airlines and individuals seeking bargain airfares are the real problem. Airlines are cramming people in like sardines and not providing adequate space for individuals. The attitude is maximize profits, and provide transp...

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by Bradin
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49641

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

I'm sure everyone has seen this blurry video by now. Not sure why it looks like the plane is bouncing. I am guessing it is just the poor quality of the video and light reflection. Or maybe it is off in the grass and bouncing around like an SUV doing some off-roading. The rain is obviously very heav...

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by Bradin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30351

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Looks like a safe landing! A job well done by the AC 837 Crew!

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by Bradin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30351

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

buzzard302 wrote:
That's a long time to have to circle if they are on one engine. Must be an uncomfortable feeling for those on the airplane. Hope everything works out well.


What are Air Canada's 767's ETOPS rated at? 120? 180?

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by Bradin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17512

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
But even as a freighter the -8 is not doing all that well. The 777 and 767 simply excel.


Depends on what missions we are profiling comparing.

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