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by YSAPW
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 11433

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

Iberia flight from MAD - GUA - SAL - MAD. The distance between GUA-SAL is about 100 nm, and its done in a A330. IB has also the right to carry passengers from GUA to SAL only.

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by YSAPW
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel saving procedures - on the ground and flying.
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Fuel saving procedures - on the ground and flying.

Hello community. I have always been intrigued by the fuel saving procedures, on the ground and while flying. I don’t want to go behind the numbers and % of fuel savings. What I’m interested in, is knowing the experience with different types, and procedures you guys would sometimes apply. For example...

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by YSAPW
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 31035

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Would it have been better had they lowered the gear? :stirthepot: What would have been better? Everyone is alive. Less damage to the aircraft? Remember the COPA 733 that landed (and then took off from) a levy in New Orleans? Not trying to be picky here, but that 733 was TACA (and not copa). Taca fl...

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by YSAPW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEX a global hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: MEX a global hub?

SAL, if planned correctly 20 years ago, could have served that purpose. Unlimited grounds to build, no population surrounding the airport, flat terrain with no obstacles, 100ft elevation for weight restrictions… Geographically in a good position, right in the middle of the continent. But PTY has tak...

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by YSAPW
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

Wayfarer515 wrote:
They should bring the ex TACA people back, Efromovich and co. are a sad joke.


Agreed.

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by YSAPW
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 32573

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

The Eruope – Cental America market is somehow interesting nowadays. Its easy to understand the reasons why Panamá gets so many Europe flights (and it became the alternative, for the rest of Centralamericans, to avoid going through the USA). Then Costa Rica got all these Europe flights, logically, si...

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by YSAPW
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 32573

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

I still think that the ATR is the best aircraft for many intra-CA routes. Such a shame it is going away. Think of the likes of: FRS-GUA; SAL-RTB; SAL-TGU/SAP; GUA-TGU/SAP; SAL-MGA; SAL-BZE… I even think that some Grand Caravans could be used for routes like GUA-FRS (specifically), or even SAP/TGU/Ce...

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by YSAPW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 8981

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

GUA lies in the middle of Guatemala City.

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by YSAPW
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

LH to PTY and I think IB is still sending an A346 to SJO sometimes.

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by YSAPW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 598672

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

On a relative different note: with today’s technology, specially cloud storage, how difficult would it be to create some sort of “video black box”. I wouldn’t exactly know the technical aspects of the item holding the physical memory “disk” (and wiring, an connections, etc.); but every couple of fli...

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by YSAPW
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 32573

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

Avianca took delivery of their brand new ATR-72s in 2014 roughly. I doubt if some tiny routes attended by these turbo-planes could support the E90s or 319s, like AV SAL-RTB 7x weekly. Or GUA - Flores, or sometimes even Tegucigalpa - San Salvador. I also think the ATR´s were the perfect choice for m...

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by YSAPW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 32573

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

Do we know why Avianca is getting rid of the ATR´s in Central America? I always tought that the ATR fitted perfectly in some of the routes it did/does fly (and i enjoyed them very much).

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by YSAPW
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Interjet started last Monday its new daily flight between MEX and SAL, using a A320 for the route. According to the news (link only in Spanish) they have also started the paperwork in order to do CUN – SAL, frecuency which should start next year “soon”. https://www.elsalvador.com/noticias/negocios/5...

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by YSAPW
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

747Whale wrote:
..... Cool aircraft, cool guys to fly with, some great food out there, and personally, far more than I ever thought I'd see in a lifetime.


If you would write a book, I would definitely read it.

Thanks for sharing!

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by YSAPW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Great news for SAL. I am pretty sure, however, that GUA’s runway permits narrow bodies to fly wherever they want, as long as it’s within their range, as is the case of Canada and Lima. At first I thought so, but after reading the news I did a quick search of flights to and from GUA, and there is no...

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by YSAPW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Interjet will begin with daily flights between MEX and SAL, starting on december the 15th.

https://www.elsalvador.com/noticias/negocios/543238/interjet-volara-a-el-salvador-desde-el-proximo-15-de-diciembre/

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by YSAPW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Volaris has started just last month its paperwork in order to get the COA (“aerial operator certificate”) of El Salvador – which will allow them to fly under Salvadorian flag and thereby originate flights from El Salvador. They are anticipating getting it between January and February 2019, which is ...

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by YSAPW
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I saw HP-9903 at SAL (could not take a picture) and specifically I saw it at one of AEROMAN hangars. Any clue as why this plane would go trough AEROMAN on its way to PTY???

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by YSAPW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 598672

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The “harder evidence” is the previous flight’s issues. If that’s not enough to dissuade is from speculating about pilot suicide (the same pilots who likely tried valiantly to save 189 lives), then maybe I’m in the wrong place.[/quote] I also think it was "something else". I was sharing wha...

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by YSAPW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 598672

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

... or they have mistakenly full powered into the drink. Only mistakenly? Or intentionally too? Could the flight data we've seen show some kind of in-cockpit-struggle followed by a intentional dive? I also thought about that. Ala Germanwings, only in this scenario, both pilots are inside the cockpi...

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by YSAPW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I will be flying soon with SANSA to Liberia, arriving first into SJO. Someone told me that nowadays you don’t have to actually get out of the airport and walk to Sansa´s hangar, but instead you can do it “inside the airport” – as in going to Sansa´s “terminal” I live in San Jose and you must get ou...

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by YSAPW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I will be flying soon with SANSA to Liberia, arriving first into SJO. Someone told me that nowadays you don’t have to actually get out of the airport and walk to Sansa´s hangar, but instead you can do it “inside the airport” – as in going to Sansa´s “terminal”. Has anyone heard about this, or you st...

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by YSAPW
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Has anyone experienced some issues, say an animal getting loose on the cargo deck. Once flew a very expensive racing horse to TLS. After off-loading he broke out of his pen and went galloping across two active runways before seeking shelter in an Airbus hanger, where he had a quiet little shit. Nei...

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by YSAPW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Cool, I did not know that you could be flying both passengers or cargo, depending on the roster. Do you need some special training to do that? I mean: the airplane flies the same, but some additional training regarding carrying people vs cargo (I don’t know, for example how to handle an emergency if...

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by YSAPW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 8558

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

The last of the 3 aircraft was released quite a few weeks ago. Considering this was the first time this issue had been discovered (even after an SB came out to prevent this issue years ago) on any E190 so yes, it took significant time to work it. 2 of the a/c had findings during heavy checks, the 3...

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by YSAPW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Thanks for all the replies. Most of them are interesting reads. Since some questions are related directly to the actual cargo flying, would some of the cargo pilots share some worthy anecdotes regarding the cargo they were actually flying. I guess most of us would never imagine certain things that a...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

This was an interesting post. I was thinking about all the guys/gals I flew with and remembered that everyone came from somewhere different. There were all branches of the military, furloughed pax carrier pilots, civilian pilots of every type. So I guess one may "become" a cargo pilot but...

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by YSAPW
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

This is really interesting. Thank you for all the replies. I am not really sure why, amongst my love for aviation, the cargo world has ever fascinated me. Many of the things that have been said here, I had no clue about. A question for the guys that fly heavy cargo planes: how many seats are there u...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 12434

Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Many times, I stumble upon pictures of cargo airplanes on this site. Indeed, cargo industry (in the airplane world) is a big deal, but it’s not so ¨mainstream¨ as the passenger side of airplanes – therefore we don’t get so much info about it. Nevertheless, cargo operations have always intrigued me, ...

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by YSAPW
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

If you have seat 33D, and have paid to have 33E and 33F empty, that's what you get. If you move to 40A to look out the window, you cannot transfer your blocked seats as well That's not how I read the question, though. Suppose he's on an A340 and selected a window seat and successfully bids to have ...

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by YSAPW
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Until further notice, GUA is close due to the intense activity of Volcan de Fuego , resulting in volcanic ash over the airport area. Regards. Some nasty eruption this was. El Salvador's government released a statement, making MSLP and MSSS available for all the flights affected by the eruption.

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by YSAPW
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16036

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

Jesus Mary and Joseph....this is quite a story; almost an extract of a morbid novela. I don't know why, besides the obvious fact that this is actually something bad and I would not want to be in such a situation, reading about this and reading all the comments, has me laughing out loud (in a good wa...

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by YSAPW
Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Executive plane crashed in Toncontin airport, Honduras
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Executive plane crashed in Toncontin airport, Honduras

Today (May 22) a Gulfstream G200 flying from Austin, TX to Tegucigalpa Honduras, overshot the runaway, which resulted in a crash. Apparently everyone survived. The following link (in Spanish), from one of the main Honduran newspapers, has the "complete" story with some pictures attached. T...

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by YSAPW
Tue May 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

SJOtoLIR wrote:
YSAPW wrote:
Do you know which routes it will be flying?

First revenue flight: AV SAL-LAX for Airbus 320 NEO. May 19th. Registration: N769AV

AV 3528 SAL 09.38......12.04 LAX


Regards.



Nice! I hope well see eventually some NEOS doing regional routes. Say SAL-SJO.

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by YSAPW
Wed May 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

juanchito wrote:
In other news the first A320NEO por Central America arrived yesterday N769AV


Juanchito


Hello. I saw some pictures of it parked in MSLP (plane spotter account on instagram). Beautiful plane. Do you know which routes it will be flying?

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by YSAPW
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22304

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

I know how the planes with the double bogey look like, but i cannot figure out the purpose of those mods. It spreads the weight of the aircraft over a larger number of wheels and therefore a larger ground area, meaning the runways and taxiways can be built to support a lower pavement loading. A sim...

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by YSAPW
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22304

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Air India's first 30 or so delivered A320s had double bogey main landing gears for use at airports with subpar runways. I believe this is a modification unique to Air India. Here is an example As the main topic of this thread is "Which airlines have ....?" would just like to point out tha...

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by YSAPW
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28341

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

Third crash today....... What on earth is happening? Which are the other two? Challenger 604 with 11 people crashed in Iran mountainside. Helicopter crashes into East River, New York killing 5 of the 6 on board. I don't know if anyone else here follows (on instagram) the account "elif737"...

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by YSAPW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41466

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Have not seen this posted yet: two days ago, El Salvador government signed an agreement with Qatar (news don't give details about the content of such agreement), which would open the possibility for a flight between the two nations. Qatar airways has allegedly shown some interest in the mentioned ro...

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by YSAPW
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 17
Views: 8465

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

As mentioned above, SAL (El Salvador international airport) is the base of "Aeroman", a fairly large MRO, which gives maintenance to many US carriers (AA, Southwest, JetBlue, and many others from the americas). Lately I have seen bunches of AA 330's receiving maintenance there.

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by YSAPW
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 12068

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Nice info! Thanks for the pictures. I had no clear idea, till today, of how Iberia operated those flights (was to young to pay attention).
Saludos!

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by YSAPW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 12068

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

[quote="SJOtoLIR"]Flashback. Some pics from Iberia in Central America: Cool photos. I remember seeing the MD-87 at SAL in the late 90's. However, I don't recall which routes it flew? (Did it only transport passengers to MIA / how did Iberia operate in Central America back in the day / anyo...

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by YSAPW
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 15216

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

"Any publicity is good publicity".
And here we are, everyone is talking about that piece of publicity.

I don't find it offensive at all. I tend to look at things with the 'positive eye'; no one was intending to harm no one else.

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by YSAPW
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13450

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Some flights will be via SAL and others via GUA. Juanchito Can a 319/320 even make it GUA-JFK nonstop without penalties? According to Great Circle, distance between JFK - GUA is 1,790 nm, and GUA is aprox. 4950 ft AMSL, so I would guess is well within range for a fully loaded A319/20. I have flown ...

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by YSAPW
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13450

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

According to that link, Volaris would be flying out of SAL to Los Angeles and New York. The flight to NY would be originating in SJO, stopping in SAL, and then direct to (I assume JFK). Also next year, a direct flight from SJO to IAD has been announced. This is good news for the salvadorean, and Cen...

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by YSAPW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4074

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

If the question is why airliners don't cruise at higher Mach - it's just drag and fuel. Also, with the advent of long range ETOPs, the designers have to optimise the payload-range diagram for a lower MTOW, pushing them to slower speeds to get the same range you might have achieved by carrying a lot...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4074

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

Well. It is an interesting topic indeed, but as stated above, easily explained in a technical way. Nevertheless, 'going faster' is something we humans keep thinking (dreaming) about, i guess.

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by YSAPW
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4074

Why can't planes fly faster?

Hello community! Even though a member who has been reading the site for a while, this will be my first post. Recently we have been reading a lot about 'new planes' and much revolves around them, which is natural; for example 778-X, A350, etc. Therefore a lot is discussed regarding the improvements t...

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