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by B6JFKH81
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7708

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues

av8orwalk wrote:
I just worked N216JB tonight MCO-HPN. She’s in the prime of her life! Everything works. I’ll take her any day!

Cheers,
Drew MCO


Thanks for the update Drew, always good to hear we did a good job for y'all on the line operation! I'll see N216JB in early 2020 for her B7HMV then LOL!

~B6@SAL

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Real 737NG Parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Real 737NG Parts?

Are you talking about a serviceable one with 8130-3 and traceability paperwork for use on an active aircraft, or an unserviceable/BER/scrapped one? Big difference in price, availability and ease of procurement. A serviceable one would have to come from an OEM or approved parts distributor. You can f...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7708

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

I thank you very much for your summary. It was enlightening. That seems very early for such issues. I was looking at this blog post for a reference to the maintenance (site looks to be shutting down, bummer. Some good cost comparisons of airframes.) http://www.team.aero/files/aviation_data/owners_n...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7708

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 B6JFKH81
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7708

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

I thank you very much for your summary. It was enlightening. That seems very early for such issues. I was looking at this blog post for a reference to the maintenance (site looks to be shutting down, bummer. Some good cost comparisons of airframes.) http://www.team.aero/files/aviation_data/owners_n...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7708

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 B6JFKH81
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7708

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 3r...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18380

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

So I'm sensing a pattern... B6 is the primary tenant at LGB, with its historic terminal. B6 controls the historic TWA terminal at JFK. B6 is about to assume management of the historic MAT at LGA. These terminals are all classics. Does JetBlue leadership have some affinity for aviation history? Do t...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

I have a company-issued iPad that has access to the Airbus manuals, the M&E system and everything else I need through various apps. Comes in handy when I gotta run around to multiple aircraft on the hangar floors, then over to the warehouse, solve a 2am wakeup call issue from the hotel, etc. So ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 3061

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

Isn't Gainesville, FL code GNV?

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7698

Re: Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

Interesting. So B6 will retrofit its A320's again starting in 3 years? Seems a bit odd given that some A320's haven't been retrofitted in over a decade. No, why would they do that? The current planned retrofit upgrades the 2 different A320 interiors to align better with the A321 interior. It is ver...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7698

Re: Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

Jetmarc wrote:
Wonder if this means anything for the delayed A320 classic cabin refit...


No, the A320 interior refresh will continue as scheduled. Kits are already pre-staged and the first aircraft is built into the schedule for mod in November I believe.

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New airline at City of Derry Airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: New airline at City of Derry Airport?

we though about an ATR 72. It's a 2004 Q400 from Bombardier directly. A 13-year old short haul frame, what are you looking at for hours/cycles and major mx accomplished? Do you know who the previous operator was, operating environment, and any major modifications to the aircraft that makes it an od...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Transatlantic Range?
Replies: 19
Views: 4379

Re: Embraer Transatlantic Range?

Years ago when B6 had E190s on the west coast, the primary cycle-through city to get them back east was AUS, however B6 used to run a LGB-IAD transcon redeye flight on an E190 I think on Saturdays only. Obviously that was heading east so it didn't have to struggle with headwinds, not sure if they ca...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stick your naked feet into the row infront.
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Stick your naked feet into the row infront.

Hate to say it, but it looks like an aircraft in my airline (B6). A320 classic (based on the sidewall), Weber seats with grey leather covers, light grey seat belts, and the DCPU (channel clicker) in the arm rest all look like one of our N5##JB/N6##JB aircraft (until we do the interior refresh on the...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 131
Views: 16030

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

Looks like ISP got some love, my Facebook feed was filled with people rejoicing about the F9 announcement to add 10 destinations from ISP, most with daily service too. Interesting boost for ISP. https://patch.com/new-york/portjefferson/s/g6l9v/frontier-airlines-adding-10-new-destinations-macarthur-a...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 110
Views: 35931

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Mobile delivered 3 aircraft in June: Airbus A321 -211 7592 N321DH Delta Air Lines delivery 12jun17 BFM-MSP ex F-WZMD Airbus A321 -231 7613 N904AA American Airlines delivery 29jun17 BFM-DFW ex F-WZME Airbus A321 -231 7631 N980JT jetBlue delivery 30jun17 BFM-GSO ex F-WZMF Thanks for that info! I was ...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N/A
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: N/A

Not sure about your airline/operation, but beyond the GMM at my carrier there is also the FORMS manual which covers all the MX forms and procedures for filling them out. The GMM directs me to fill out an MX form, the FORMS manual directs me to the form itself and how to fill it out so they are linke...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat May 20, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's new interior questions
Replies: 35
Views: 5508

Re: Alaska's new interior questions

60 and above here. I have my own device. Even got rid of land line and envelopes and stamps. I have app's on my IPhone, get TSA pre-ck and can pack a rollerboard for 10 days of travel. Don't need pre-board.........quite yet! P.S. I'm flying AS to board a cruise ship for a marathon cruise in Alaska....

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14071

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

100 pax to 2 lavs...50 pax per lav...pretty much on par with the ratio on the planes in the fleet at my airline. E190, 100 pax, 2 lavs. A320, 150 pax, 3 lavs. A321 (high density), 200 pax, 4 lavs. Some airlines have a higher amount of pax per lav. The 777 United flies on EWR-BOM have 217 economy se...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14071

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

Top of that how many 14 hour flights are flown by E190's, A320's, A321's ? None, but that wasn't the point of my post. I was comparing PAX to LAV ratios not time in flight. But, if you want to put time in as a factor, high-utilization airlines (such as mine) will have upwards of 12 FH or more per d...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14071

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

If passengers expect the plane to have no maintenance issues, then they better be prepared for lengthy delays to fix every problem that pops up and drastically higher ticket prices to account for the tremendous amount of inventory that would need to be bought, stored and maintained. There is a reas...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14071

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

100 pax to 2 lavs...50 pax per lav...pretty much on par with the ratio on the planes in the fleet at my airline. E190, 100 pax, 2 lavs. A320, 150 pax, 3 lavs. A321 (high density), 200 pax, 4 lavs. Some airlines have a higher amount of pax per lav. If passengers expect the plane to have no maintenanc...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights

[threeid][/threeid]http://airlinetimetables.blogspot.com/search/label/Allegheny That would be about $600 today. If you could fly unlimited for $600 in a week, where would you go? (Mind you - they had a regional presence). Even more recently, B6 had the "All You Can Jet" pass which I belie...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 L/N 1500 Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4629

Re: Boeing 777 L/N 1500 Question

Jeez - Zodiac seems to have had seat production issues for years now - why are airlines still using this company given their failure to deliver ? Zodiac has become such a massive conglomerate that they cannot even get a grasp on their own operation. Their customer service, production lead times, an...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner
Replies: 40
Views: 7363

Re: Boeing, JetBlue bet on an electric regional airliner

Not just 9K but 3M too. Those SAABs need to be replaced eventually too, they have to be getting up there in age, hours and cycles!

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue JFK T5 / Saarinen question
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: JetBlue JFK T5 / Saarinen question

Yes, they are connected, just not a smooth transition due to the differences in the sizes of the buildings. There are vestibules in the baggage claim area that have stairways leading to the tubes.

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Airlines paying a Maintenance Fee to Airbus, Boeing & Co
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: Are Airlines paying a Maintenance Fee to Airbus, Boeing & Co

On the Heavy Maintenance side (where you do tend to find a lot of quirky things when you pull a plane apart to inspect it), Airbus (and some component manufacturers such as Goodrich, etc.) charge each time you reach out to their engineering team for proper repair drawings based on your damage mappin...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 7717

Re: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft

Some of their flights could benefit from the speed of a jet (or faster turboprop). When my airline was doing the SpaceFlex mod in BFM, I used 3M to fly TPA-PNS, then just drive the extra hour to BFM. The flight is scheduled at just under 2 hours and didn't go over water. I didn't mind, the sound of ...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA new rental car facility issue
Replies: 19
Views: 2984

Re: TPA new rental car facility issue

What a shame, hopefully the construction at the terminal is not impacted. As a resident of Tampa, I have to fly in/out of TPA for work and take multiple airlines. It is such a pain in the butt to catch an Uber home when arriving in Blue Arrivals (you have to go up to the 6th floor of the parking gar...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Traffic Fiasco 2/10
Replies: 23
Views: 4622

Re: LGA Traffic Fiasco 2/10

Passengers were walking down the roadways in-between taxis, buses, etc. (some reports also include the Grand Central Parkway!?!?) to catch their flights. Just another cluster *@$k at LaGarbage. I was seeing it on my FB feed from a few newschannels up there all day, an absolute embarrassment...."...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JetBlue Flight operations and crew scheduling
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: JetBlue Flight operations and crew scheduling

As far as the crew scheduling, the pilots will typically R.O.N. at a station like DEN, but not necessarily the F/As, they will most likely operate the return flight if it's a turn. As for the SAL flights, those are ferry flights for the purpose of Heavy Maintenance or Modification at the Aeroman fac...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue flight B61111 turned back?
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: JetBlue flight B61111 turned back?

By "work it" I did not mean try to fix the actual issue, but work the situation as a whole. I meant going over to the QRHs, determing appropriate action (like is an IFSD needed), contacting the appropriate parties for the air return, informing crew/pax, getting vectors back to the field (w...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue flight B61111 turned back?
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: JetBlue flight B61111 turned back?

None of the aircraft in the B6 fleet have fuel jettison capability. It was most likely the flight deck crew trying to work on a mechanical issue before turning back that caused the "figure 8's" over the Atlantic.

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ozone Filters A320
Replies: 18
Views: 9126

Re: RE: Ozone Filters A320

Customers were reporting a "dirty sock" smell in the cabin. Systems engineering addressed the issue and after some investigating, we found that oil contaminants from the engine were introduced to the engine bleed air. These contaminants would deposit in the ozone filter and result in the ...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silly Boeing Initialisms (SBIs)
Replies: 28
Views: 4908

Re: Silly Boeing Initialisms (SBIs)

http://www.airbusdriver.net/airbus_acronyms.htm

Wasn't there a thread not too long ago raising the question if Airbus should change the acronym "ISIS" (Integrated Standby Instrument System) because of the rise of the terrorist group ISIS? LOL
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Airbus is no better:
http://www.airbusdriver.net/airbus_acronyms.htm

Wasn't there a thread not too long ago raising the question if Airbus should change the acronym "ISIS" (Integrated Standby Instrument System) because of the rise of the terrorist group ISIS? LOL

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery
Replies: 52
Views: 10961

Re: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery

727LOVER wrote:
Interesting....do we have a reg #?

N763JB

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What color outdoor light bulbs for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: What color outdoor light bulbs for Thanksgiving?

For autumn (just because I don't have the time or the effort to switch lighting and decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving, I do generic "Autumn"), I enjoy using the "candy corn" lights which each bulb is half yellow and half orange. It really gives off a nice warm glow while...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4703

Re: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread

Anyone know why 523 had a mismatched cowling? HAs anyone noticed any B6 mismatched cowlings? Not sure of the exact mis-match you are referencing, but blue fades over time. Should an issue arise during an assigned inspection (delamination or disbonding) or the cowl is damaged, either through standar...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4703

Re: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread

I'm a very regular kennedy native that travels alot, and when I pass y the hangar it seems that there is very limited space. How many planes can fit inside? How many can park outside? Hangar 81 at JFK is a 3-bay hangar. There are 3 official hard stands outside but you can fit more on the ramp outsi...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4703

Re: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread

I see nothing right now that will stop us from finishing the A321 mods before the holidays unless there are serious supply chain issues from Airbus, Thales, etc. I'm getting ready to get N907 out of here in a couple of days, I have N952 in the next bay of the hangar with another ~10 days left, and t...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4703

Re: JetBlue Tails and Paint Thread

Good day from the B6 Mod Line in BFM, The sharklet mod hasn't resumed at this time because of the A321 cabin reconfiguration and NextGen mods which is taking out 4 A321s at a time. They might resume the sharklet mod in LCQ next year depending on the flexibility of the schedule since the A320s are su...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingtip Strobe Question
Replies: 37
Views: 7958

Re: Wingtip Strobe Question

barney captain wrote:
shamrock137 wrote:
I could be mistaken, but aren't the single flash LED strobes being installed with the Sharklet retrofit?


Nope. 2 strobes, 2 flashes on the A320s we've done at B6

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 Two Years Left.
Replies: 53
Views: 11113

Re: AA MD-80 Two Years Left.

The December 27, 2017 deadline is for the Fuel Tank Inerting requirements. I'm on my phone so it is a pain to find and provide a link for you, but if you google FAA Fuel Tank Inerting, you'll find it (also known as Nitrogen Inerting). I've been working that mod on my airline's fleet at the heavy che...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian [ferry flight?] into TPA
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: Hawaiian [ferry flight?] into TPA

Damn, too bad I'm in BFM right now. I would have loved to see an HA fly past my balcony on final for 1L!! :cry:

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 110
Views: 35931

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Any sign of other B6 aircraft rolling off that line in the near future? Looks like after N965JT, all the other deliveries came from Hamburg. Ironically, I am in SAL right now working on N965JT with some mods.

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