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by scoljet
Sat May 27, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 900X Close To Launch
Replies: 53
Views: 10336

RE: CRJ 900X Close To Launch

The line between <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s and mainline equipment is getting ever so hazy! The CRJ200/700's are great looking jets but the 900 is quite gangly and unorthodox, I cannot imagine a stretched version of the 900?? Anyway, makes one wonder why Boeing killed the 717 wh...

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by scoljet
Fri May 26, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 717.......What's Next?
Replies: 34
Views: 8801

RE: After The 717.......What's Next?

I know we are all sick of <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s but remember not too long ago when we were "sick" of turboprops? I think Boeing pulled the plug too soon on the 717 and they did not market it at all in fear that it would cannibalize an already weak 736 market. It truly is a ...

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by scoljet
Thu May 25, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US Airways Ordered A350?
Replies: 49
Views: 9744

Why US Airways Ordered A350?

With the recent merger I can understand that there are a lot of buses in the combined fleet. However why did US not even consider the 787? They have operated 737/757 with much success as has <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>. Will US become all bus fleet?? If so what is the r...

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by scoljet
Sat May 13, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines "Unlikely" To Buy A380
Replies: 95
Views: 14332

RE: Japan Airlines "Unlikely" To Buy A380

WOW!! we have derailed kids!! A & B will both be around for a long time. We can continue to pick nat shit out of pepper regarding who's better but the truth is price, performance, and size dont sell aircraft, people and politics do.
You are now free to flame me at will.

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by scoljet
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Braniff 727 Sitting At ICT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7515

RE: Ex-Braniff 727 Sitting At ICT?

WOW! that photo from '79 was taken at the gate here in ICT! And now she sits here with uncertain future, how iroinic. Thanks for the responses guys.

Scoljet

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by scoljet
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Braniff 727 Sitting At ICT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7515

Ex-Braniff 727 Sitting At ICT?

Can anyone tell me what the story is on this 727? Obviously it is ex-Braniff and the registration is N422BN. It has been sitting on the <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> ramp at <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym> for better than 7 months no...

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by scoljet
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Feb DEN Load Factor Was 79.3% - DEN Booming
Replies: 40
Views: 5303

RE: WN's Feb DEN Load Factor Was 79.3% - DEN Booming

I agree with an earlier posting here regarding <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acrony...

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by scoljet
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's Classic 732's How Much Longer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3737

DL's Classic 732's How Much Longer?

If this has been discussed before I apalogize but I was just in <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> and started wondering about the life span of <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s...

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by scoljet
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Wants Gate Limit At DAL To Lift Wright Rules
Replies: 101
Views: 5969

RE: DFW Wants Gate Limit At DAL To Lift Wright Rules

STOP the world I wanna get off!!! The insanity of the WA posts here are second only to the NW diesel 9 posts.

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by scoljet
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Confirms Delay Of A 380 Delivery
Replies: 67
Views: 16512

RE: Emirates Confirms Delay Of A 380 Delivery

I think we are picking nat shit out of pepper people!! I am not a huge Airbus fan but an undertaking of this magnitude deserves a little latitude. If Airbus comes anywhere near second quarter '07 I think they have succeeded. The airlines hate it but the alternative would be even more disappointing, ...

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by scoljet
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What U.S. Airlines Still Use Avro/Bae146?
Replies: 12
Views: 4767

RE: What U.S. Airlines Still Use Avro/Bae146?

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by scoljet
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What U.S. Airlines Still Use Avro/Bae146?
Replies: 12
Views: 4767

What U.S. Airlines Still Use Avro/Bae146?

Can anyone tell me if <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> still uses the 146 anymore? I used to ride them a lot in and out of small to medium markets but lately it seems the CRJ200/700 are being used more. Has <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> retired or sold off th...

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by scoljet
Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737RS Could Threaten Embraer
Replies: 71
Views: 13491

RE: Boeing 737RS Could Threaten Embraer

I am a huge Boeing fan living in Wichita so I want Boeing to do well. Having said that I still believe Boeing pulled the plug to early on the 717. Yes right now there is not a huge market demand from the traditional carriers like <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, <acronym title...

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by scoljet
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rush Of Taking Off!
Replies: 71
Views: 8853

RE: The Rush Of Taking Off!

The 752 is a truly awesome bird! However I was fortunate enough to get a quick trip on a Citation X here in Wichita, the pilot demonstrated a "max" performance takeoff and it was phenomenal!!!!

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by scoljet
Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Announce Two New Cities Friday
Replies: 211
Views: 18408

RE: JetBlue To Announce Two New Cities Friday

MCI to <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> and later down the road <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. Dont laugh, I may k...

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by scoljet
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Airbus Sales Chief Rips A380 Forecasts
Replies: 208
Views: 22477

RE: Ex-Airbus Sales Chief Rips A380 Forecasts

The A380 is firmly entrenched in aviation history and has yet to fly one revenue mile. Having said that, it is not going to achieve the sales projections that Airbus has projected. Why? It is a "niche" airplane that is going to have a hard time finding a home. The cost of preparing an existing airpo...

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by scoljet
Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forgeard: "Real Challenge" To Deliver A380s By YE
Replies: 86
Views: 10928

RE: Forgeard: "Real Challenge" To Deliver A380s By YE

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by scoljet
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End Is Near For The 717
Replies: 49
Views: 10239

RE: The End Is Near For The 717

Yes the design may be a bit old but the aircraft is more than capable and probably among the best in the 100 seater category. I love Boeing but I think they rushed to kill all the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> lines too soon. The market for 75-105 seaters is exploding and Boeing has n...

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by scoljet
Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purpose Of Malta's Very Long Runways?
Replies: 34
Views: 9683

RE: Purpose Of Malta's Very Long Runways?

Salina, KS. which has very little commercial traffic (B1900's) has a runway that is 13,300'x200' !!!!!!

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by scoljet
Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Westward Carriers Out Of ICT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

RE: Potential Westward Carriers Out Of ICT?

CO to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> might work but would the ERJ135/45 have the range and comfort or would a 733/735 be more practical?? <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> offers direc...

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by scoljet
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Westward Carriers Out Of ICT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Potential Westward Carriers Out Of ICT?

Does anyone know of any carrier(s) that could fly West out of <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym> (other than <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>). We once had <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>,CO,and <acronym title="U...

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by scoljet
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran (and Delta) Cheap Shots
Replies: 85
Views: 9788

RE: Air Tran (and Delta) Cheap Shots

Well put SeeTheWorld....sometimes we cut off our foot despite our toes!

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by scoljet
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran (and Delta) Cheap Shots
Replies: 85
Views: 9788

RE: Air Tran (and Delta) Cheap Shots

I see both sides of this debacle. I live in Wichita, <acronym title="Penair (USA)">KS</acronym>. (<acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym>) and Delta was a fairly strong carrier here providing service to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Internatio...

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by scoljet
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This The NW Aircraft Graveyard?
Replies: 40
Views: 18447

RE: Is This The NW Aircraft Graveyard?

This is just where DC9's go to relax for awhile before being put back into service. Kinda like club med for old airframes! Long live the diesel 9's!!!!

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by scoljet
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Threatens PHX HQ Again!
Replies: 68
Views: 6120

RE: WN Threatens PHX HQ Again!

Lets not forget that in today's competitive market cities are literally "paying" companies to set up shop in their community. WN could probable move their entire operation to Phoenix and still have money left over for pizza's!!

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by scoljet
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters
Replies: 88
Views: 6292

RE: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters

Sorry lightsaber I do not have a link, go the info from a friend who used to be director of airports here in <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym>. I believe the time from was late 70's early 80's. As it was we got the old Frontier instead. <acronym title=...

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by scoljet
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Videos: Boeing Spoof Ads
Replies: 49
Views: 9590

RE: Videos: Boeing Spoof Ads

Very enlightening and somewhat funny! I am not an A vs B fanatic but one does have to wonder about the logistics of boarding and deplaning a sold out A380! I cant stand a sold out 737/A320!

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by scoljet
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters
Replies: 88
Views: 6292

RE: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters

As a side note, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> approached Wichita <acronym title="Penair (USA)">KS</acronym>, (<acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym>) about being a focus city years ago before the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Neth...

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by scoljet
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters
Replies: 88
Views: 6292

RE: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters

Ideally the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> would get crumpled up and people who live in small to medium markets could start benefiting from the "S<acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> effect". Dallas is perfect for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (...

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