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by ILNFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14596

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new criteria for this expansion no longer gravitates around local population, but instead a range of economic dynamics. This includes the composition of the regional industrial base, the accessibility to a wide feed area (g...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66929

Re: AAL MD80 Retirement Schedule?

The very last one is on September 4: AA80, DFW-ORD. Already sold out. As far as I've heard, they have a fairly normal schedule up until the night of September 3, where most of the MD80s will fly from DFW to various outstations and then onward into retirement from there. Don't know about STL specifi...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78844

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
DeltaRules wrote:
wjcandee wrote:

Man, time flies! Looking forward to seeing the complexes, although I know they will be ramping up slowly.


Interesting- nothing's showing on FR24 or FlightAware, at least yet.


FlightAware is showing 3 arrivals scheduled


I think the first bird was an ABX flight that actually landed at 743pm.

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by ILNFlyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78844

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

DeltaRules wrote:
What's the latest on the start of ILN ops? Last I'd heard it was to happen this month.


Amazon Air ops start at ILN today 6/26 with the first arrival at 7:11pm EST.

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43494

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

It is interesting that the LOI does not mention a single 'MAX' word. B737-8 & B737-10 without MAX. Does that gives a signal that Boeing is really considering to drop MAX and rename the program/aircraft? I read somewhere Boeing was considering dropping the MAX brand in favor of "Advanced &q...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43494

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

PlaneMad134 wrote:
IAG have signed a letter of intent for 200 B737 Max and some will be destined for BA, good news for Boeing and IAG.


So much for my prediction there would be no MAX orders at the airshow :rotfl:

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by ILNFlyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66561

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I predict there will be no 737 Max 8 orders. :crazy:

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by ILNFlyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12032

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

I always thought the Twin Otter was a cool airplane. Would be nice to see them in production again.

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by ILNFlyer
Fri May 31, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29250

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

(The VC-25B) are required to have air to air refueling capability. To reduce the program cost, air refueling was deleted from the specifications. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14199/the-next-air-force-one-aircraft-will-not-be-able-to-refuel-in-midair?iid=sr-link1 https://www.thedrive.com/th...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu May 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 29250

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

N458BJ for Saudi Gov not taken up N828BA for Lufthansa never taken A4O-HMS (not sure if owned by Boeing still) Royal Oman Flight A7-HHF not sure if Boeing owned (Qatar Amiri Flight) N894BA USAF AF1 N895BA USAF AF1 Do the AF1 aircraft have the same range as the other aircraft? I'm not sure. Most lik...

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by ILNFlyer
Wed May 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8949

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

triple3driver wrote:
The biggest issues with the MD11 were economical, not safety.


I was going to say, IIRC, there were some performance issues regarding fuel usage and range which hampered it at the time it entered service.....unfulfilled promises regarding performance.....so potential customers balked......

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by ILNFlyer
Wed May 29, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8766

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Looking at total population, it's surprising that Ohio has only one transatlantic flight if you count CVG's Paris service, and (technically) has no regularly scheduled transatlantic passenger service itself (since CVG is in Kentucky). In fact, of the top 15 most populous states, Arizona is the only...

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by ILNFlyer
Wed May 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9198

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

My own thread too.. (and link), this frame MSN 0069 had the highest cycles one year ago (51,000). Assuming 6 flights or so per day, that puts her at about 53,000 cycles (my estimate). If I had remembered my own post (hey, I have kids!) I would know her sister MSN 0068 had the record hours at 81,000...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu May 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

DAY's Global Ratings outlook has been reversed from negative to stable: http://headlines.flydayton.com/report-revises-airport-outlook-negative-stable/ https://www.ademcetinkaya.com/2019/05/james-m-cox-dayton-international.html http://headlines.flydayton.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SP-Report-Jame...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue May 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3596

Re: Why Didn't DL Order the MD-95 & Save Long Beach Assembly?

Yes, DL was a loyal MD customer, but I doubt if the Long Beach assembly would still be open, even the MD 95 (717) came to an end. Outside of AirTran and a couple of other customers, it simply didn't have enough orders to sustain production.....I dont think a 100 frame order from DL would have extend...

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by ILNFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8889

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Sure puts a hole in the myth of the 777-200ER market being cheap. :shock: The 763 is the WB bargain being from 1986 (with 727-era systems). Yes the 767 is the widebody bargain. 767-300ERs are a hot commodity, especially those with FADEC engines for freighter conversion. Those with useable life left...

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by ILNFlyer
Mon May 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

CMHtraveler your arguments make sense except for the fact that F9 has 9-10 flights per day in the summer in CLE and CVG... CMH is lucky to see 9-10 F9 flights weekly! I have no data to back this up, but I think it’s a reasonable hypothesis to assume that a healthier route map leads to more first ti...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Yes funnel all Ohio traffic into three inadequate airports , with one airport being in Kentucky. I could understand if you were talking ORD, ATL,LAX, or JFK. But we are talking CLE, CMH, and CVG, three mid- size airports that go up and down themselves. CAK and DAY serve important areas of their own...

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by ILNFlyer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm not sure if its been mentioned here, but Amazon recently broke ground on its site at CVG: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/02/exclusive-amazon-selects-contractors-for-cvg-hub.html https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11268600/amazon-sitecvg-1*750xx1440-812-0-148.jpg I do not unders...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm not sure if its been mentioned here, but Amazon recently broke ground on its site at CVG: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/02/exclusive-amazon-selects-contractors-for-cvg-hub.html https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11268600/amazon-sitecvg-1*750xx1440-812-0-148.jpg I do not unders...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm not sure if its been mentioned here, but Amazon recently broke ground on its site at CVG: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/02/exclusive-amazon-selects-contractors-for-cvg-hub.html https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11268600/amazon-sitecvg-1*750xx1440-812-0-148.jpg I do not unders...

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10281

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

keesje wrote:
A humble. open approach instead of a fight back attitude would be required. I wouldn't let the same communication advisers do the Paris job.


I agree. An open, transparent approach is the best way to restore confidence in the company.

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by ILNFlyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21339

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

You ever ride on one of our US buses? They are usually the most nondescript form of transportation known to man.

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713985

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

This has certainly left both the FAA and Boeing with black eyes, and if guilty, rightly so. I would be interested in knowing how Airbus handles a similar system.

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11757

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

Volkswagen's diesel manipulations or Airbus' corruption probes are some recent, comparable examples that led to some or all of the above. Facts don't support taking the analogy as far as you did when mentioning loss of certification. VW was found intentionally installing a "defeat device"...

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11757

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

JAAlbert wrote:
The Justice Department should be investigating the FAA as well.


Then they should also investigate EASA as well, as they also certified the aircraft.

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 57
Views: 6171

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

flyingclrs727 wrote:
m66 wrote:
Things you will read and discuss in this place in 2032: "Any chance to build the A380 again?"


Right next to threads about why it was such a mistake for Boeing to dicontinue 757 production.


Right next to the DC 9 & Fokker production revivals.

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 9571

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

On airlinerlist.com we count 60 extant L1011s. I think that's closer to reality. It includes partially existing frames like the nose at Delta's museum in Atlanta, the wrecks in Thailand, Jordan, Kenya, France, Kansa City, Roswell and other things mentioned above etc. Very sad. My first flight ever ...

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1040
Views: 143341

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Looks like United wants Boeing to move things along with the aircrafts development. Dennis [Muilenburg, chief executive of Boeing] and I talk about this all the time – speed up the process, we're growing, we need aircraft and they make great aircraft," Munoz told reporters on the sidelines of t...

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CMHtraveler wrote:


:lol: :banghead:

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78844

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

[twoid][/twoid] Drove by ILN today. LOTS of activity around the old DHL sort. Multiple semi trailers and vehicles all around the perimeter of the building. Many private vehicles parked at the north end (for the workers inside?) Some new construction going up alongside on the south end of the buildin...

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by ILNFlyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41201

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

In 2017, American Airlines began installing more seats with their "Project Oasis" starting with the brand new 737 MAX. The idea was to "harmonize" the fleet by removing IFEs from LAA planes, decreasing seat pitch from 31 to 30 inches, and increasing the seat count on all planes....

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by ILNFlyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

http://queencitydiscovery.blogspot.com/search/label/theconcourse Article from about 5 years ago with pictures of the abandoned C concourse and terminal 1 at CVG before they were demolished. I used to fly in and out of CVG frequently in the early 2000's, but never got to visit concourse C. Interesti...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4063

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

I still see cargo 747 at CVG, but the pax version is gone.

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47482

Re: British Airways orders 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

No surprise here, I was expecting an 777x order from them. But I don’t know why people think this means the A350 is at risk. The first one is under construction and crew training has already began. There was always room for more planes to replace the 747’s. I never understood that either. I believe...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

Rolls Royce says its business is good and doesn't want to overextend itself. I wonder how much longer until Boeing decides to go ahead with the project? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-rollsrolls-royce-hldg-results-idUSKCN1QH0S2?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c77a6af4...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

DAY does it again. The average airfare for domestic flights during the third quarter of 2018 was $343.28, the lowest it has been since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started tracking prices in 1995. But in Dayton, the average ticket is far from its lowest at $420.53 — $77 more than the nati...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385786

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

None of us can be certain about anything at this point, other than the obvious fact that the aircraft went down for unknown reasons and 3 people are dead as a result. Families are in pain today. Aviation professionals and a whole bunch of corporate people are in mourning over this event. Let's wait...

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by ILNFlyer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385786

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

None of us can be certain about anything at this point, other than the obvious fact that the aircraft went down for unknown reasons and 3 people are dead as a result. Families are in pain today. Aviation professionals and a whole bunch of corporate people are in mourning over this event. Let's wait ...

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by ILNFlyer
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Excited to see ILN finally come back to life! Do we know how many parking spaces ILN will have for Amazon? Nothing will be added at CVG until the new sort opens, there isn't any room. I would not be surprised to see Amazon cut capacity at CVG as DHL expands over the next few years. At the rate they...

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by ILNFlyer
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 62375

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It is a weak business plan wrapped in “technology” and “apps.” I think he could be a half step ahead of the competition when it comes to making the app / web site the sole point of contact between the consumer and the airline, but only a half step. Personally I can't think of the last time I spoke ...

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by ILNFlyer
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Amazon thread is talking of an additional 17 767s, which would bring the total to 67 aircraft. It doesn’t seem like it will be long before the fleet hits 100 aircraft! Lets hope they break ground at CVG soon... Many of those birds will end up working out of ILN long before they do at CVG. The new s...

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Amazon thread is talking of an additional 17 767s, which would bring the total to 67 aircraft. It doesn’t seem like it will be long before the fleet hits 100 aircraft! Lets hope they break ground at CVG soon... Many of those birds will end up working out of ILN long before they do at CVG. The new s...

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by ILNFlyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

The Dayton Daily News within the last couple years said the airport was talking with Spirit and I agree they could probably be a hit at DAY if they wanted to take a shot at it, as the airport doesn't even have a direct link to MCO anymore as a massive number of airports in the country do. I can't b...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines DC-10 "Spaceship"
Replies: 32
Views: 5135

Re: Western Airlines DC-10 "Spaceship"

I flew a WA 727 from MSP to LAS about 1981.

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm sorry to see that airline traffic at DAY is winding down. My hope was that NK would take a look at the region & decide to serve DAY, since G4, F9 & WN now all serve CVG. However, it appears that a number of posters seem to think that NK would do O.K. at CVG. CVG is my hometown airport, ...

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)
Replies: 32
Views: 4579

Re: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)

There is one former DHL DC-9 on the ramp at ILN...been there for years but I have never been able to find anything out about it.

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by ILNFlyer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23603

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

I dont think they will wait for the MOM. I suggest they will go for the new A321

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by ILNFlyer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 76815

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

NK seems much more interested in the larger airports, so I could definitely see CVG. The Dayton Daily News within the last couple years said the airport was talking with Spirit and I agree they could probably be a hit at DAY if they wanted to take a shot at it, as the airport doesn't even have a di...

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