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by iceberg210
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 653
Views: 156025

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai Interesting, Is this the first time we've found out Flydubai has 9's on order, I had it down as their order was all 8's and some unidentified. I'd been wondering when we would first get some surprise 9's on the line, and it appears we're getting our ...

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by iceberg210
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 51369

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

"Yes," although Horizon is limited to 76 seats The AS and QX folks at the E2 demo tour here seemed to be big fans of the jet It is a fine aircraft at 76 seats, but it must fly above 86,000lb MTOW. Ohhh.... With that information, I think we could be looking at AS as the E2-175 launch opper...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 51369

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Alaska just makes too much sense. You've got the 175E1's, and while I SWORE I read somewhere (although manic searching through the forum hasn't found anything, though whether that's my memory or the search function having issues I don't know) they could swap orders for the E2 (which Alaska could act...

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by iceberg210
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 51369

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/embraer/status/1030504128273739777 "The #EJets family continues to grow! Last week our highly skilled team completed the horizontal empennage of the next generation of #Embraer #E175, bringing us closer to a 2021 certification of the #E175E2. #EmbraerStories" This is in...

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by iceberg210
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 7928

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

UK charter flights have been 28" for decades. We even had the Trident with a special 7 abreast section for families. People will put up with all sorts if the price is right. In a part of the world that's shorter then I really don't see a problem. Jeebus ..... I need to see THAT seat map! Andre...

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by iceberg210
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6759

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

I don't think that Spirit would go with either Embraer or the 737. Considering that their fleet only consists of the A320 family, I think that would be their go-to aircraft of choice just to keep maintenance/training costs relatively low. If the airline is looking for a smaller-capacity aircraft, t...

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by iceberg210
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 14307

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Is LET 410 still being built? I know they were supposed to be developing a NG version of the LET-410 If so would it be an option for Silver or other airlines to consider? Now if LET was till building the 610 (or ever really started I suppose) that could have been a competitor I would have thought f...

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by iceberg210
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet orders 25 Q400s with rights to 25 more.
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: Spicejet orders 25 Q400s with rights to 25 more.

Seems like the new more seats option for the Q400 has injected a bit more life into the frame. Was it just the extra seats of the NG etc that is bringing in more orders lately or more just a coincidence I wonder?

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by iceberg210
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 12735

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Depending on the size would Allison RR think about a next generation AE2100 to get it back into the commercial field for the EMB prop if it gets to that point? Or are they pretty happy it being a solely (besides the Saab 2000) a military platform.

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by iceberg210
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 12735

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Saab needs to just throw a new cockpit in the saab 2000. Truly an incredibly aircraft that came out at the wrong time. An updated 340 ought to be out there too. Loganair for example would no doubt love to replace their almost thirty year old fleets I'm sure. The problem is if I remember correctly t...

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by iceberg210
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 12735

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Some times I wonder if an improved Beechcraft 1900D was around, would it sell? I keep wondering that, especially with all the improvements they made to the King Air since they pulled the plug on the 1900. Especially if they could just make them on the same line would seem like a no brainer. If I we...

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by iceberg210
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beech 1900 Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Beech 1900 Questions

Was looking today through through the new updates that they've done on the King Air, specifically the 350i, and was wondering what the difference in production was for the 1900 versus the King Air. Did they come off the same line or was there a separate line for the 1900? Did Raytheon decide to stop...

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by iceberg210
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper PA-35 Pocono
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Piper PA-35 Pocono

Found a very interesting article on this aircraft, Piper's foray into the commuter aircraft field. Really interesting idea of trying to be the most affordable but yet have plenty of options. The Pocono was a 18 seater aircraft that had a 1-2 configuration for ease of cargo and roomier cabin. It was ...

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by iceberg210
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects

Both the JS31 and the Beech 1900D were inherently superior to the Metro simply because they had stand-up cabins, which pushed the Metro out of market. The Metro V looked nice, but being a clean sheet design it had a disadvantage over the already in-service JS31, and the 1900D which was an improveme...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects

I created a new topic for you. We would rather you create a new topic rather than bump old ones. Please continue the discussion here. ✈️ atcsundevil Sounds good For other's reference here's a great article on the Metro V https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1988/1988%20-%200878.html?search=...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Swearingen Metro Projects

Found some information on the Metro 25. Wish that it and the V would have seen more of a light of day, https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1989/1989%20-%203296.html Sorry to bump an old topic but figured this was as good a place as any to ask a couple questions on the Metro. Do folks here k...

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by iceberg210
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?
Replies: 19
Views: 3957

Re: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?

Honestly as FAR OUT as this would be if the MOM plane comes out as it's sounding years down the road it might be the perfect 767 replacement. The thing is freight doesn't care that much about a tech stop that passengers do, so a cheaper more efficient lifter is better for freight haulers than taking...

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by iceberg210
Tue May 09, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 5542

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

767-300ER might take the cake for jets I would think
December 9, 1986 first flight.

Depending how you look at variant overall the Cessna 172 or 182 would probably be the longest starting in 1956, although both have had gaps in production.

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by iceberg210
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From PW to CFM: How did the 737 engine switch hurt P&W?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: From PW to CFM: How did the 737 engine switch hurt P&W?

Always wondered if P&W tried to get the JT8D-200 on the 737, wouldn't have been as efficient as the CFM56 I'm sure but would have been a more MD80 style update to the frame. I know Pratt tried to get the JT8D-200 under the 707 as a simpler re engine for that aircraft but for a few prototypes los...

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by iceberg210
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340Bplus and 2000 sale/leasing prices
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

Re: Saab 340Bplus and 2000 sale/leasing prices

Amazingly most of them are all spoken for. Saab leasing for example has all of one aircraft available. http://www.saabaircraftleasing.com/need/ You know a few years ago the same thing had happened with the Twin Otter, any usable example was in service with folks looking for a replacement/upgrade, he...

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by iceberg210
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?
Replies: 49
Views: 8804

Re: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?

Today, the discontinuation of that lower end of their turboprop fleets and the irreplaceable feed they provided is regretted by many airlines (not to mention the cities which have lost air service altogether). SAAB has in the recent past toyed with the idea of making a revamped 340 with hotter engi...

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by iceberg210
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let L-410NG
Replies: 8
Views: 5857

Re: Let L-410NG

[twoid][/twoid] Any word on how many they've been able to sell? I'm hoping the 410 NG is REALLY successful and who knows maybe they'll think about dusting off the L610 to fit in the market where there's currently no competition (unless the SU80 is still available) Not certified yet. Doesn't seem to ...

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by iceberg210
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let L-410NG
Replies: 8
Views: 5857

Re: Let L-410NG

Any word on how many they've been able to sell? I'm hoping the 410 NG is REALLY successful and who knows maybe they'll think about dusting off the L610 to fit in the market where there's currently no competition (unless the SU80 is still available)

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by iceberg210
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range
Replies: 56
Views: 10726

Re: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range

Again, if that was or is the case, the aircraft that fits that mold right now is the ATR42, and its sales are not moving that much. While there's no way to know for sure unless there was something else in the market I think there are other things that are holding the ATR42 back. First ATR has reall...

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by iceberg210
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range
Replies: 56
Views: 10726

Re: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Short 360 here. I admit that it's no longer in production, but there are still quite a number of them in service worldwide. This would be an interesting one to run with although it'd be more likely to be unpressurized as the original was. However if you could get ...

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by iceberg210
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range
Replies: 56
Views: 10726

Re: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range

This is a lot of just thinking out loud so take it with a grain of salt. But the strategy I think that would work is based around the 30-50 seat market. The problem with the 19 seat market is with part 121 there just aren't enough passengers to spread the costs over so you'd be better off with a 30 ...

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by iceberg210
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development of TRJet TRJ-328 & TRJ-628
Replies: 19
Views: 3824

Re: Development of TRJet TRJ-328 & TRJ-628

Looks like from their website http://www.trjet.com/ that they've got 10 orders for the TRJ328 and 5 for the TRP328. Honestly I think the TRP (prop version) of the 328 could have potential if for no other reason than it has no competitor at all. No one is making a 30 seat prop, and especially if they...

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by iceberg210
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Convair 440s In Circulation?
Replies: 27
Views: 5968

Re: Any Convair 440s In Circulation?

While not a 440, my buddy is preparing a former IFL 340 to fly from PTK to YIP for donation to the Yankee Air Force. It's been sitting a long time and needs a lot of work for the short hop. Plan is for a move in early October. Hope they get it flying for their trip program, always wanted to fly on ...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Convair 440s In Circulation?
Replies: 27
Views: 5968

Re: Any Convair 440s In Circulation?

In 2012, Great Southern Airways, LLC purchase 4 airframes that were stored at AMARC. Carlos Gomez has an interest in this company as well as Conquest. He is in the process of reviving these four as N341, 342, 343, and 344GS. N343GS arrived in OPF a just few weeks ago and N342GS arrived this past we...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Convair 440s In Circulation?
Replies: 27
Views: 5968

Re: Any Convair 440s In Circulation?

I know Conquest flew another C131 off to Florida recently. I was curious are they getting them from a stockpile they bought years ago or are there brokers who still have Air Force surplus C131's or does the government still own some sitting out in the desert that haven't been spoken for by museums o...

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by iceberg210
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAAB 340 and SAAB 2000 performance
Replies: 8
Views: 3572

Re: SAAB 340 and SAAB 2000 performance

Note when comparing the SAAB 2000 to the ATR and the Q400, the Saab is only 1x2 config instead of the 2x2 the others are, and was a mid fifty seat aircraft instead of a mid seventies aircraft. Is kind of interesting how the two the 340 and the 2000 lined up, (not on purpose I don't think) where the ...

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by iceberg210
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E140/145 Retirements?
Replies: 19
Views: 4590

Re: Envoy E140/145 Retirements?

You gotta compare apples to apples. 145s fly a lot more cycles than the aircraft that you compared them to. 18 year old 145 is a flying beer can, compared to a 18 year old 767. Are new 145s still available? I've been looking at Embraer's website, and I haven't been able to find out specifically.. I...

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by iceberg210
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13179

Re: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

Oddly enough even though they're replacing the props, they're replacing them with used aircraft so this question will come up again. Probably it's a really smart move, get another 5-10 years out to further decide on whether the market needs to be serviced or not, and buys them time to look for a new...

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by iceberg210
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 7338

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Not too comfortable for passengers but better than Metro's and similar. They could operate cheaper than 1900's in more than a few cases (again, this was the case in Europe in my experience). Awesome information thanks a bunch! Were they cheaper because of the acquisition cost or maintenance or? I k...

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by iceberg210
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 7338

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

It probably didn't help the J31 that it was a 1-2 config so my guess would be the J41 didn't really cost that much more to run (neither did the EMB120, or Saab340) so it was hard to justify the J31 when you could get a Beech 1900D (1-1 config) which would be more efficient. Would always have parts a...

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by iceberg210
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rounded versus straight aerodynamics
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Rounded versus straight aerodynamics

Yeah it makes sense to have straight stuff both on a manufacturing level as well as aerodynamics. I wonder if the big difference is transonic versus subsonic. Albeit i would think there would be surfaces that are getting transonic dynamics in a Convairliner once the turboprops were added. Probably p...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rounded versus straight aerodynamics
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Rounded versus straight aerodynamics

Did some searching on this topic but wasn't able to locate anything, don't know if it's just because it's hard to get a keyword on the topic or not... Walking around the Museum of Flight last week I noticed the difference of how in for example the DC3's -7's,the connies, the Convair 240's etc (grant...

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by iceberg210
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Convairlines (240-580) books
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Convairlines (240-580) books

Found some good books lately in used book stores (including a few Janes all the world aircraft, picked up the one from my birth year lol) was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on the best book on the old Convair liners the twin props 240 -580 (I guess 5800 if you want to be complete) series. D...

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by iceberg210
Mon May 23, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13179

RE: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/washingtonflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">washingtonflyer</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i> I guess you could throw i...

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by iceberg210
Sat May 21, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenmore Air To Covert Harbin Y-12 Into Floatplane
Replies: 17
Views: 4863

RE: Kenmore Air To Covert Harbin Y-12 Into Floatplane

Did realize it was the F model, hadn't seen that before what a nice new aircraft! Looks like a whole different beast, and interesting to finally see a new generation of 19 seater, I think it's the first one I've seen correct me if I'm wrong. One question with the the new F model it has retractable l...

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by iceberg210
Sat May 21, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Launching 767MAX: Would It Make Sense?
Replies: 62
Views: 19520

RE: Launching 767MAX: Would It Make Sense?

The only update that MIGHT and I mean MIGHT make any sense would be a cheapo DC-8-60's to 70's type engine swap. That MIGHT make a little sense if you could swap engines with no real big airframe modifications. It probably wouldn't buy Boeing a whole ton more orders or anything, but in terms of life...

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by iceberg210
Thu May 19, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13179

RE: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JBo" class="quote" target="_blank">JBo</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>It wouldn't be impossible for BBD to develop a new g...

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by iceberg210
Thu May 19, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13179

RE: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

It's airlines like Piedmont where I wonder if a renewed SAAB 340/2000 would be a great fit for the airline. Two types for 35-55 seats with lots of shared parts etc. Granted it's probably a pipe dream but still with a lot of 50 seater <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s either going to be...

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by iceberg210
Thu May 12, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Investing In New To Them Saab 2000's
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

RE: PenAir Investing In New To Them Saab 2000's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarlB737" class="quote" target="_blank">KarlB737</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Clearly a great aircraft. I think it's tra...

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by iceberg210
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did QX Retire Their CRJ's?
Replies: 66
Views: 9242

RE: Why Did QX Retire Their CRJ's?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EA+CO+AS" class="quote" target="_blank">EA CO AS</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Quoting HiflyerAS (Reply 33): the requir...

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by iceberg210
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux Orders 1 More B-748F
Replies: 21
Views: 8265

RE: Cargolux Orders 1 More B-748F

Will be interesting to see if they start in the next five to ten years a one for one replacement of the 744F's, which should yield another 7 or so as they still have 4 on order before this order... The 747 line may be moving slow but barring a shift in the business model of cargo airlines I think yo...

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by iceberg210
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Studying 757 Replacement
Replies: 251
Views: 52675

RE: Boeing Studying 757 Replacement

If I remember right one of the huge concerns with the NSA was that airlines had little faith Boeing, Airbus or anybody could ramp up with new technologies production as fast as would be necessary for a narrow body. Remember the 787 is what seven years into production in one way or another and it is ...

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by iceberg210
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Production Status
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

RE: 767 Production Status

I'm just going off the Boeing spread sheet
http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm?

Their records say the last LAN aircraft was delivered in June

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by iceberg210
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Production Status
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

RE: 767 Production Status

There's one on order from Air Astana a 300ER, and then Fed Ex has the other 44 orders for Freighters, which are the only two unfilled orders besides for the first four tanker orders... I still am a bit surprised that UPS hasn't added a few more to the books, but we'll see what happens. The 767 seems...

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by iceberg210
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Orders Additional 77W's And 763F
Replies: 35
Views: 11813

RE: ANA Orders Additional 77W's And 763F

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>The Boeing press release is finally onli...

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