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by B6JFKH81
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remaining A320s operating with FOPP
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Remaining A320s operating with FOPP

There are plenty of aircraft flying around without the fuel over pressure protector modification done yet. B6 has nearly 1/2 of its A320 fleet still waiting to go through the modification (Aviation Technical Services EO 780001-EO-001), I am sure there are other airlines here in the states as well. ...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remaining A320s operating with FOPP
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Remaining A320s operating with FOPP

There are plenty of aircraft flying around without the fuel over pressure protector modification done yet. B6 has nearly 1/2 of its A320 fleet still waiting to go through the modification (Aviation Technical Services EO 780001-EO-001), I am sure there are other airlines here in the states as well. A...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Thanks, that's great info. Another proof that JetBlue is really just not worried about their cash situation right now. Well, yes and no on the cash burn...they are heavily monitoring and worried about it (as all airlines should be). At the peak, B6 was running 6 parallel lines of this modification....

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

So based on the latest schedule, it looks like the Interior Refresh will re-start in late August with N789JB, arriving at SAL on 8/31. Of course that is subject to change based on the ever-changing landscape of the industry. Just thought I would share, hope everyone is staying safe during these craz...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will direct flights EVER return?
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Will direct flights EVER return?

Not sure where you are looking, but B6 has a flight from JFK-PBI. In the NY area there are flights from JFK, LGA and EWR going to PBI? I understand that we are not looking at bagel run shuttle service here, but there are non-stop flights that are filling the current demand. https://flightaware.com/l...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MRO post maintenance project review form
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: MRO post maintenance project review form

There are many different things that fit this description, both on the MRO side and airline side. Typically, there is a "customer acceptance checklist" on the MRO and airline side that covers the scope of the individual check plus standard checklists for company policy which are checked by...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Flight Plan? FDX 1311
Replies: 11
Views: 5579

Re: Weird Flight Plan? FDX 1311

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Sweep flights discussed here:

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

It looks like some B6 A320s came in and out of SAL today. Is the refurbishment program back in session, or is it for something else? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N625JB https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU6425/history/20200712/1330Z/KMCO/MSLP No, there are no interior refurbishments being...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed May 13, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57421

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

I see a couple of AC MAX's are on the move today. I was shocked to hear, when I was in MZJ performing COVID-19 parking, that all the AC MAXs there still require some sorts of heavy checks for calendar driven items (not hours/cycles) and would have to go to/from Canada to get those checks done. Afte...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19652

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

Yikes, TPA is taking a bigger hit than I was expecting. Not good for my hometown airport :-( 3M CHS-TPA JUN 0.4>0[0] 3M EYW-TPA MAY 1.1>0[3] 3M FLL-TPA MAY 1.0>0.4[2] 3M NAS-TPA MAY 0.4>0[1.0] 3M PNS-TPA MAY 0.6>0[1.7] 3M TLH-TPA MAY 0.8>0.4[1.6] B6 BDL-TPA MAY 0.4>0.0[1.0] B6 BOS-TPA MAY 3>0.7[4] B...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5541

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

It’s been parked at G16 at MIA for the past few days (as shown in the video linked above), but I wasn’t able to snap a photo before getting furloughed and losing my ramp access. The new livery is fairly bland. I’m not sure why they’re bothering to keep the Eastern name if they’re not going to use a...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8677

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

I'm a crewmember that falls into the category of folks who need to take unpaid time off. It is 24 days between today and the end of September, which is when some of the bailout loans need to start being repaid, and this can be spread out over that time. So this is roughly 1.2 days per week, or a ~24...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who owns these DC-10-40s ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3071

Re: Who owns these DC-10-40s ?

That picture was taken at Pinal Airpark, which is basically a boneyard. This is where aircraft go for retirement. Once they arrive here they're being scrapped from the register, meaning officially they don't exist anymore. They're being cannibalized for parts and eventually they will be scrapped. W...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Re: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers

Every new aircraft I have seen delivered from Airbus and Embraer comes with a cover kit for engines, pitots, apu exhaust, plugs for some air inlets, etc. Some airlines keep them on the aircraft, others remove them and store them in the line operations. These official covers are not necessarily requi...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

So I will have to go through the whole fleet for a updated list and to see what has replaced what. However what’s Interesting the pilots that are flying 526 back currently brought tail 527 into SAL today as well which is already a 32M. So is it going into storage? Or does it have a maintenance chec...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Question about the older A320s, and the A321s when their time comes for mods. If they already have the new sidewalls, etc. Will they refurbish the sidewalls, or will they get a complete new set? Does anyone know if the Thomas Cook A321s will get full B6 colors too? If the aircraft already has an En...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N618 and N655 both returned to MCO today from SAL (I was on N618's flight and have to say I really liked the new interior).

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

From what I can see, the latest revision of the aircraft schedule shows no reduction in Interior Refreshes in the A320 fleet so full steam ahead but no increase. It also shows the A321neos still coming from Hamburg. The only real adjustments are based on accommodating the crews like me that have to ...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N554JB has departed, en route to MCO.

I am excited to be working two of the oldest aircraft getting this mod...N507JT and N508JL which are 20 years old! N507JT should be released late next week if all goes well.

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8712

Re: JetBlue turns 20

Well as someone who has been with the company since 2004 on the front line, it is amazing to see how the company has grown and matured over the years. To think that the airline serves over 100 destinations, with over 1000 flights per day, has extensive operations (and in some cases is #1) in large a...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 jetBlue A320 JFK Runway Pic
Replies: 8
Views: 3391

Re: AA 757 jetBlue A320 JFK Runway Pic

I have looked through the database, googled a few different ways, even checked the PANYNJ media archives for the press release ( https://old.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=1298 ) and I can't find the pic. I think I have it saved on my work computer or a thumb drive somewhere, I'll ...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 jetBlue A320 JFK Runway Pic
Replies: 8
Views: 3391

Re: AA 757 jetBlue A320 JFK Runway Pic

You're looking for the re-opening of the Bay Runway (31L/13R), the PANYNJ took a picture that had a B6, AA and DL aircraft on the runway. I could have sworn it was on here somewhere.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4214

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

If a US based company can run a ULCC without stuffing as many seats as possible in aircraft it could work. If you remember, that was B6. Everyone had the same offering (except row 1 and emergency exits) for seat pitch, leather seats, TV, unlimited snacks and non alcoholic drinks. Fast forward 20 ye...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-Jet freight Conversions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4010

Re: E-Jet freight Conversions?

Surely the engine maintenance costs, the reason that lots of airlines are offloading the E190/195, would be prohibitive? Lightsaber will have will know more about this than myself. I am aware of three issues that impact E-jet costs First is the software bug that often requires a reboot. I keep bein...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11455

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

The top one looks like a wind sock upon zoom. That is not to say there is not one there, though. . . Yeah, you're right. 14CFR25.1401: (a) General. The airplane must have an anticollision light system that - (1) Consists of one or more approved anticollision lights located so that their light will ...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 444
Views: 56200

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Screw LGB. They had an airline willing to invest in them if they invited in the airline. They made that airline operate out of a trailer park for how many years before finally approving a new terminal? 10 years? Then B6 tried to use vacant RJ slots with the E190...denied. Then B6 tried to get custom...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10232

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

Interesting because most airbag seat belts do have extensions, they actually disable the air bag due to the change in angle of deployment. I'm guessing they didn't have the proper extension?

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7597

Re: New airport killed the old airport

In El Salvador, MSSS (Ilopango Int'l) was replaced with the current MSLP (El Salvador Int'l) if I recall correctly, once the jet age came to be. Now, to get from MSLP/SAL to the city of San Salvador is like a 45 minute trip (without traffic...up to 3 hours with traffic) which kinda sucks when you wo...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10281

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

As someone who has had to go through this myself (and yes, with no knowledge of where it came from, who put it there, etc.) I feel for the crew if they weren't part of this. It is not a nice experience to be trapped in a foreign country, getting interrogated about something you know nothing about......

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

It appears that 729 has more contour in her seats than other Phase 2 aircraft/A321NEO by looking at photos. Is this true? I also heard B6 might remove padding to make more legroom. Is that true? Thanks. Not to my knowledge, no. All phase 2 are the same seat: B/E Meridian. I have inspected multiple ...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21464

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

This is Awesome, JFK Airport Terminals needs to be Demolished and this would be a likelihood of Removing the Slot restrictions in JFK Airport just like they did with Newark. if you want sources @ERAUT, here are the Sources https://ny.curbed.com/2018/10/4/17937028/jfk-airport-renovation-expansion-ny...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 25
Views: 5440

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

You also have to take into consideration a few supply chain factors. An airline won't purchase something as important as seats without some type of high level certificate (FAA 8130, EASA FORM 1, etc.) declaring them airworthy, etc. They will also want fully functional seats, which I can guarantee th...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would a UA-B6 east coast alliance make sense like AA-AS did for the west coast?
Replies: 33
Views: 4158

Re: Would a UA-B6 east coast alliance make sense like AA-AS did for the west coast?

B6 already partnered with a large American carrier previously, AA. They also previously got snuggly with a foreign carrier who owned a bunch of B6 (what was it, 20%?). Neither agreement longer exist. So, with all the international interline (and some codeshare) agreements they currently have, I'm no...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

If I'm not wrong, 608 should be replacing 612 once she's done, which would be any day now. (Credit: B6JFKH81) Sounds right, I'll check tomorrow when I have the schedule in front of me. Oh, and to answer your question from upthread, N2017J will have the name Crémé Bluere (my apologies if I got the a...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Tail 705JB is now arriving FLL. So just for kicks, I plugged 705 into flightradar24 and she’s going to be very busy tomorrow. After a flight FLL-GYE today, tomorrow she does this GYE-FLL FLL-MDE MDE-FLL FLL-SJU SJU-FLL Supposed to leave GYE at 00:35 local and finish at FLL at 22.43.. Got to repay t...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 154
Views: 25532

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I hope B6 brings LGB down to a couple of LGB-JFK/BOS/FLL/MCO/AUS flights per day and moves everything else to LAX. It took how many years to move out of a trailer park terminal there, denial of customs for Mexico flights, denial to use E190 on regional aircraft slots and a plethora of other issues, ...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 tail shaking on power up
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: 737 tail shaking on power up

It's pretty normal across the board. I've been on plenty of high power engine runs on multiple aircraft types and it's like being at a rodeo LOL. Not only are the stabilizers bouncing, so are the folks inside holding down the brakes!

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 1844

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

I fly AA every month to get to work (yes, positive space, I am AAdvantage Platinum) flying TPA-MIA-SAL-MIA-TPA on a mix of A319s and B738s and find the experience just fine overall. Interiors: - I haven't found the interiors to look "worn' on any of my flights, they are clean and well kept for ...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon
Replies: 42
Views: 7036

Re: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon

So is there any additional information on the 2 recent incidents? Based on the article there was a possible overspeed and a flight that approached or entered the stall envelope?

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at MCI?
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: L-1011 at MCI?

I know the MRO by the name of ATS (the same as PAE) has a presence in MCI with wide-bodies. Perhaps the L-1011 is on their capabilities list?

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

Also, the real estate that is considered "south" Tampa is rather pricey with many residents that do not appreciate the sound of jet engines and many people who live there are well connected. A couple of them continue to punish the noise abatement hotline at TPA. I remember a few years ago...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6047

Re: ATL operations

The reason I can call it the “Papa Loop” is we have a coded taxi route signed by certain operators that pilots are supposed to be aware of. For an aircraft that lands 9R, they can be issued a ATC clearance that says “taxi via the Papa Loop”. The aircraft will follow the prescribed routing. He still...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6047

Re: ATL operations

Ok so I'm not familiar with ATL at all, but looking at the airport diagram provided upthread, I am only seeing a taxiway V "loop" as it allows aircraft to go around the approach end of 8R. I am confused with the terminology of a P "loop" as it looks like a full rollout on 27L wi...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6047

Re: ATL operations

Ok so I'm not familiar with ATL at all, but looking at the airport diagram provided upthread, I am only seeing a taxiway V "loop" as it allows aircraft to go around the approach end of 8R. I am confused with the terminology of a P "loop" as it looks like a full rollout on 27L wit...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Any more birds coming for Phase 2 to take the place of 796? When will they stop doing Ph. 2 before the holidays? Thanks. SAL will be in full swing over the holidays, 5 lines of AVANT (Phase 2). On December 25th (Christmas morning) there should be N565JB, N547JB, N531JL, N608JB, and N652JB based on ...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs
Replies: 20
Views: 2577

Re: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs

Hangars that carry out major inputs have a lot of staff working there. So you need to keep the hangar full all the time so these guys are not sitting around waiting for the next aircraft. That means that a single bay can support a fixed number of aircraft. For an airline this can be a problem when ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I had my first flight on a Phase 2 bird today (N607JB, JBU891). I have to say it is a major improvement over both the old B6 interior and my former carrier of choice UA. The new screens and movie options are top-notch (although the DTV was a little spotty on the flight today) and the in-seat power ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs
Replies: 20
Views: 2577

Re: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs

As someone who works in Heavy Maintenance in facilities outside the US for an American based carrier, I can tell you that there are many things to consider. I will base my response on my main assignment in SAL (MRO Holdings/AEROMAN). 1) Facilities. Land in the USA is not cheap, especially on airport...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111571

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I had my first flight on a Phase 2 bird today (N607JB, JBU891). I have to say it is a major improvement over both the old B6 interior and my former carrier of choice UA. The new screens and movie options are top-notch (although the DTV was a little spotty on the flight today) and the in-seat power ...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system
Replies: 42
Views: 10612

Re: Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system

25% is pretty lousy for new units, however, even if a faulty unit is installed during initial cabin fitting, the system is drop-tested more than once before final delivery and acceptance of the aircraft, then is periodically tested once in service as part of the airline's approved maintenance progra...

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