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by B6JFKH81
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 4498

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

JBcapecott wrote:
Which A321 CEOs are getting repainted this year?


I would have to look at the schedule when I get back to SAL, I'll get back to you next week. There were quite a few if I recall correctly.

By the way, paint is also being split between 2 facilities this year, VQQ and MCN.

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Airliner ferry

Are ferry flights run as Part 25 flights normally? Can they be run under Part 91? Yes, they do operate under 91 which is why we can use a separate group of pilots who are retired...they can't transport passengers under 121 anymore but can still move an empty airliner. Great group of pilots, so much...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Airliner ferry

Are ferry flights run as Part 25 flights normally? Can they be run under Part 91? Yes, they do operate under 91 which is why we can use a separate group of pilots who are retired...they can't transport passengers under 121 anymore but can still move an empty airliner. Great group of pilots, so much...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 72
Views: 2860

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

For me it would have to be Carnival Airlines on a B727 from ISP heading to Florida.

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N804JB

Aircraft in progress:
N633JB - Should depart around 1/10
N662JB - Should depart around 1/19
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N804JB has departed SAL:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N804JB

Aircraft in progress:
N633JB - Should depart around 1/10
N662JB - Should depart around 1/19

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N821JB left yesterday, should be performing revenue flights starting tomorrow. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N821JB N662JB arrived yesterday. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N662JB Current aircraft in production: N633JB (mod aircraft # 114, early January release) N804JB (mod aircraft # 115...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How many more to go 4 more. 1 will get to SAL this month, then the last 3 will be done on a single nose to tail line so 1 plane per month January, February and March. So when I fly in April I have a STRONG probability of getting a phase 1 or 2 aircraft It's been the case for quite some time now con...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Brianpr3 wrote:
How many more to go


4 more. 1 will get to SAL this month, then the last 3 will be done on a single nose to tail line so 1 plane per month January, February and March.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N657JB left yesterday, N804JB arrived this morning. Currently in production:
>N633JB
>N804JB
>N821JB

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Yes, the 700/800’s had new interiors, and I know that airbus constantly upgrades the jet, but technically per airbus an “enhanced” a320 is the leap when they went from CRT->LCD and changed the hydraulic logic for nose wheel steering. I think 590JB was the first enhanced A320 jetblue received. It mi...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633JB

N804JB is due to ferry from FLL to SAL on 12/6 for interior mod.

N657JB is wrapping up right now and should ferry from SAL to MCO on 12/5 after a test flight.
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N633JB is due to ferry from BOS to SAL this afternoon for interior mod:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633JB

N804JB is due to ferry from FLL to SAL on 12/6 for interior mod.

N657JB is wrapping up right now and should ferry from SAL to MCO on 12/5 after a test flight.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Re: Rotating airport beacon

They have them here in El Salvador at the main international airport MSLP/SAL in San Luis Talpa and the smaller airport in Ilopango ILS/MSSS.

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N821JB arrived here in SAL yesterday to start the interior modification, N657JB is about a week away from departing. It is going to be a busy December for us down here!

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Phase 1; 20/20 100% Complete 646JB-Complete-Bravo Lima Uniform Echo 568JB-Complete-Blue Sapphire 570JB-Complete-Devil With A Blue Dress On 556JB-Complete-Betty Blue 571JB-Complete-Blue Monday 621JB-Complete-Do Be Do Be Blue 579JB-Complete-Can’t Stop Lovin’ Blue 580JB-Complete-Mo’ Better Blue 627JB-...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N635JB is re-scheduled to depart SAL this afternoon with Phase 2 installed. N657JB has started its modification and should release around 12/5 give-or-take. We have a few aircraft that were released from the desert here (will not receive the modification) to go through HMVs before entering operation...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies if this is a bit off topic, however how come the registrations go off in all random orders, and not consecutive order? Not really random: N5##JB -N6##JB: A320 CLASSIC (Aircraft that were sold to BlueWings and came back came as JL/JT) N7##JB-N8##JB: A320 ENHANCED These delivered with the e...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies if this is a bit off topic, however how come the registrations go off in all random orders, and not consecutive order? Not really random: N5##JB -N6##JB: A320 CLASSIC (Aircraft that were sold to BlueWings and came back came as JL/JT) N7##JB-N8##JB: A320 ENHANCED These delivered with the e...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies if this is a bit off topic, however how come the registrations go off in all random orders, and not consecutive order? Not really random: N5##JB -N6##JB: A320 CLASSIC (Aircraft that were sold to BlueWings and came back came as JL/JT) N7##JB-N8##JB: A320 ENHANCED These delivered with the e...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

A321 N905JB has been repainted to the Balloons tail, same as the A321neo fleet. Found a picture online on another site, but I'm afraid to link it due to this site's strict rules with sharing external content. Re-paint information is being tracked in the re-paint thread: https://www.airliners.net/fo...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I was imagining how great it'd be if they made all of their MINT CEO's core and all NEO's MINT in the future, like what JoseSalazar said; however, I probably wouldn't see them doing it even if Covid didn't happen. Hoe many E190's would be refreshed if so and you guys are saying it'd just be like e-...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Any idea if the Original Mint A321ceos will get updated to the Mint 2.0 or a conversion to the newer Airspace interior? I have not heard of any such modification, no. I have heard of a possible E190 refresh being looked into (although nothing close to the scale of the A320s as the ultimate goal is ...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Tail 523 has gone to SAL from MZJ. I’m assuming this plane is just there for a return to service check and not the modification? Can someone else confirm this. I have it on the list above but not included in the counts till it’s confirmed if it is or is not getting the modification. Confirmed, N523...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 75417

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Considering that this aircraft is already short legged compared with the 757, why haven't any of these cargo conversions been retrofitted with the modern winglets that are available ? It seems like it would make sense to squeeze every last drop of range from the A321. Do we know if a trade study ha...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?

Airbus doesn't have artificial feel at all and there is no feedback from the flight controls. The stick is spring-loaded so that force increases with deflection. Holding at full deflection takes a fair bit of force, but most manoeuvres require little stick movement. The force gradient is very smoot...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?

Airbus aircraft (and I believe all FBW aircraft) have an entirely artificial feel, since they lack a mechanical connection to the flight control surfaces. Usually they try to go for low forces to reduce physical exhaustion. Airbus doesn't have artificial feel at all and there is no feedback from th...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6599

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

B6’s subfleet of LRs have a red ETOPS sticker on the NW gear door. Beyond the flaps of the XLR variant, it would appear that there are no other cosmetic differences between NEO variants. However, B6’s A321s (both CEO and NEO) started a trend of using only one tail design for each type, rather than ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N806JB has departed SAL and replaced with N635JB for the interior modification.

Next departure for interior mod will be N712JB around the 22nd of October.

Current aircraft being modified in SAL in departure order (which is always subject to change):
N712JB
N638JB
N658JB
N635JB

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N659JB departed today, N658JB has taken over on that line.

N806JB is wrapping up over the next few days.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 5109

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

It depends on how different the engine overhaul is. Remember the MD-90 shared the same basic V2500 as found on thousands of A320s, but it is different enough that ultimately by the end only one shop was qualified to work on it. Yup. Our (B6) V2500s used to go to MTU Hannover, now I believe they hav...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How long for another update from Farmd90? I'll be back in SAL this upcoming week and can provide an update too. Not many aircraft left to modify, they should be done by the end of the year or early January with the exception of the 3 additional aircraft that were added to the list which will be don...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How long for another update from Farmd90? I'll be back in SAL this upcoming week and can provide an update too. Not many aircraft left to modify, they should be done by the end of the year or early January with the exception of the 3 additional aircraft that were added to the list which will be don...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 60
Views: 5928

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

When I lived in NY and had to audit contract MX stations, I drove to the following airports to work for the day, never flew in/out of them though: SWF HPN BDL I'm sure there are more from work I'm forgetting. I've been to lots of small fields to see airshows and whatnot over the years too, never hav...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14628

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Iberia, Cubana, FedEx, UPS Iberia’s livery is only 8 years old. Good call Polot - love a good discussion. Saudia just released a couple of special liveries to celebrate their 75th. Feels like their current c/s has been around for a minute. And, JetBlue? They're not a 'historic' airline, but couldn'...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 3095

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

I love both A and B, so I'll try and give an objective, and 'not too opinionated' (but still personal!) opinion... While the A320neo might be *a tad* quieter than the Max, most people (like myself) feel that the Max is best, and that to me is simple psychology, given that NG was so far noisier.... ...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM56 versus GTF
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: CFM56 versus GTF

You are comparing an engine with first run date of June 1974 to what I presume is the PW1000 which did a first run in 2007....nearly a 40-year difference. The CFM56 had 40+ years of service bulletins and ADs to perfect it, the PW1000 has only had 14. Sorry, but you are not making comparisons anywher...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

FARmd90 wrote:
N807JB is on its way to MCO with 599 taking its place.


Major milestone met with N807JB....that was the 100th aircraft to get modified!!!

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?

A common nick name for the A320, and maybe other A3xx, is Fifi. Why? I have no clue, but that's what a few of us called it. The 737 is known as the guppy at UAL. It’s French, hence FiFi. With final assembly in Germany I'd think something in Deutsche would be a more fitting nickname. Fifi could appl...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3146

Re: Another record at SRQ?

https://srq-airport.com/frequently-asked-questions
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F27500 wrote:
I have always wondered what the 'Q' in SRQ was all about.


Here's the history on that...it is pretty much, well, nothing LOL

https://srq-airport.com/frequently-asked-questions

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3146

Re: Another record at SRQ?

Sarasota has some beautiful beach communities (Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key) that are a little more low key than places like Clearwater. Unfortunately, the red tide this year has been terrible. Looks like levels are dropping along the Pinellas peninsula, but Sarasota Beaches are still getting ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 64053

Re: Spirit operational challenges

I am adding a link in regards to the DOT oversight of the situation which was in a previous post that looks like got deleted for not having a source. I believe this was the article the poster was referencing, this article was also rehashed by Yahoo news: https://thepointsguy.com/news/dot-watching-sp...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque
Replies: 15
Views: 1673

Re: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque

My first flight ever was on a TWA L10-11 from JFK to LAX as a kid, leaving from JFK T5. I remember they let me into the cockpit, those windows seemed HUGE. They let me ride in the elevator that was in that aircraft for the galley carts. I felt like royalty looking out the window and seeing Rolls Roy...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2630

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

In my opinion, from the technical and material side of the industry, this seems like a natural progression. There were plenty of issues of metal fatigue brought to light through multiple incidents over time from multiple airframe and engine manufacturers. The COMET brought to light the forces put on...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 64053

Re: Spirit operational challenges

I remember when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened at B6, I was working at JFK that day. I have a few questions about NKs recovery compared to ours. 1) While B6 contracts ground ops out at smaller operational cities, they have their own crews at all focus cities and some smaller cities as wel...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Welding in the main gear well ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Re: Welding in the main gear well ?

Hi Max Q, I am almost certain that if any welding was required on the aircraft, it would have not been done at the gate. F9 does heavier maintenance at Airborne MRO on the other side of the runway. It is HIGHLY unlikely that any welding equipment would be available gate-side and the aircraft would b...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Will all the cabin modifications be done by the time I fly say end of April? They will be done by the end of this year except the 3 aircraft that were added to the list which will be done during the 1st quarter of next year (unless there are kit delays or something), so yes, they should be. What 3 ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who is employing Ground Personnel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Who is employing Ground Personnel?

It's a combination at many carriers. Financially it doesn't make sense to have people employed directly, along with the benefits the company provides, PTO, uniforms, office space, IT infrastructure and equipment, ground support equipment, etc., if you are only going to have 1 or a few flights a day....

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Brianpr3 wrote:
Will all the cabin modifications be done by the time I fly say end of April?


They will be done by the end of this year except the 3 aircraft that were added to the list which will be done during the 1st quarter of next year (unless there are kit delays or something), so yes, they should be.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 194537

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

KingFriday013 wrote:

You are right, I've been on 503 plenty of times and it was spotless.

Why is 521 going?

-J.


Just like the others, it is most likely due for retirement or lease return.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 4498

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

Will E190s get new paint? Any truth to rumors of cabin refresh for the 190? E190s were repainted on the same line as the A320s. If one comes due it will be repainted. As far as refresh goes, there might be a minimal one (different seat covers, new laminate on bulkheads, light lenses and carpet?), I...

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