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by sincx
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 8962

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled

At least this one already has a flying prototype, unlike the supersonic business jets that get announced every year or two.

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by sincx
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Why is AA not flying given that this is probably one of the few long haul routes that can make money right now with higher ticket price and belly cargo? I am sure they can fill up 1-2 flights per week on a 77W or a 789 out of LAX or DFW ? Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are sl...

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by sincx
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

I think AA gave up their rights.

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by sincx
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US - China agree on unlimited cargo charters
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: US - China agree on unlimited cargo charters

What about the Chinese compulsory testing of airline crew? Is there an exemption for this agreement? I doubt that. Hong Kong, which previously exempted flight crews, had to remove that exemption after a COVID-positive FedEx pilot seeded an outbreak at a restaurant. "... Of the 28 confirmed inf...

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by sincx
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong
Replies: 18
Views: 3260

Re: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong

Is this guy banking on HX collapsing before the COVID pandemic ends?

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by sincx
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22336

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

From what I can tell, you are right. Many vendors from the CRJ and ARJ refused to participate due to the mandated technology transfer. This resulted in an incredibly unreliable airframe. China mandated a 50% reduction in engine external cooling and surprise, that impacted CF34-10 reliability, which...

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by sincx
Mon May 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

How do these flights relate to Hong Kong and Macau? Hong Kong and Macau should be allowed to fly an unlimited number of international flights, but would they be allowed to fly an unlimited number of Mainland China flights? Also, an alternative might be to ferry passengers via ship/train from Macau/...

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by sincx
Sun May 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

This will end only one way: A Total Ban on Chinese carriers flying to the US. that's the opposite of what the US government is asking for--the US government is very reasonably asking for US carriers to be treated similarly to Chinese carriers by China right now Chinese carriers can each fly 1 weekl...

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by sincx
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16742

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

This may be Tsai's last chance to declare Taiwanese independence, while the mainland is distracted by COVID-19 and before the PLAN gets its carrier groups up-and-running. A good opening salvo is indeed renaming China Airlines and Chunghwa Telecom to Taiwan Airlines and Taiwan Telecom. But this is pr...

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by sincx
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17415

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

Looks like Donald just overrode the two Mikes (Pompeo and Pence) who've been looking for a fight with China non-stop. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/us/politics/trump-contradicts-advisers-china-technology.html But on Tuesday, Mr. Trump seemed to pre-emptively scuttle such moves and two people fa...

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by sincx
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211682

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

According to DOT filings, CA will be cancelling all its China-US flights except for the following, starting Feb 11: PEK-LAX-SFO-LAX-PEK 4x weekly PEK-JFK-IAD-JFK-PEK 3x weekly Not sure why CA is still trying to keep a token presence in SFO and IAD. No cabotage rights on US domestic segments obviousl...

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by sincx
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8250

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

I believe this supports my view that the vast bulk of Chinese aviation growth is driven by the explosion in single-aisle planes. This growth is also supported by the use of smaller widebodies. Many suspect the recent order for 40 A330neo is destined for China. China's fleet of large widebodies (77W...

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by sincx
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 186
Views: 47179

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Is there a particular reason that a crosswind runway (11L/29R) was constructed instead of a fourth parallel? PEK doesn't seem to have a crosswind issue with its parallel runways.

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by sincx
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745431

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Anyone reading this is also thinking, it’s good that Airbus and other minor players are also watching this sordid saga and going back to their production/ design teams to clean up their own act ? I guess it will be beneficial for the industry as a whole. CAAC and COMAC better be paying attention to...

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by sincx
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745431

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Now we know why Forkner was issued with a subpoena and pleaded the fifth. This is the second report today that has reference to Boeing still failing to co-operate whole heartedly. The first was in relation to congress. 'Unintentionally lied' is a new one for me. Makes a change from 'miss-spoke' or ...

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by sincx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing settles MAX deaths - $1.2+ million USD
Replies: 29
Views: 6654

Re: Boeing puts a price tag on your life-- $1.2 million USD

"A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by th...

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by sincx
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29063

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

How is CAN, really, an alternate for the Hong Kong business traffic/premium traffic that UA seeks to attract? Sure, it's a big, busy airport - with a very heavy emphasis on intra-China and other Asia flights. That doesn't make it inherently a desirable long-haul destination for a U.S. carrier. UA a...

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by sincx
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 10758

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

I think I see a problem with that: https://www.aerotime.aero/upload/files/1448028586comac_visual_700x420.jpg If a foreign supplier's government routinely cuts off trade, it's better to be 50% reliant on those foreign suppliers than 100% reliant. ZTE folded quickly because they were wholly reliant o...

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by sincx
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29063

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

x1234 wrote:
jayunited, with the protests in HKG has UA ever thought about expanding into CAN?

UA has had the route authority for SFO-CAN for a decade+ now without starting the service. It's telling that no one else wants those frequencies.

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by sincx
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44950

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

If anything, just looking at how much the HK gov't is WAY overreacting nowaday is almost sad. Some protesters at the airport? Let's make some stupid security procedure. And (as of right now) protesters in a district? Let's just shut down the whole MTR line. Well, might as well just shut down the wh...

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by sincx
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29063

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Move just reflects the reality that the ongoing protest actions on the ground are clearly hurting trade and tourism. Which is ironic because the last thing the pro-democracy protesters should want is to isolate Hong Kong from the rest of the world, or at least cut links. I've been looking a fares t...

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by sincx
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 10758

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

Either way, it seems that safety isn't really an issue in the Chiness Aviation industry, I think that those C919s and ARJs will do just fine. Apparently they put technological sovereignty issues in front of safety. After ZTE and Huawei, if any Chinese CEO doesn't have a plan for in case they get pu...

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by sincx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7262

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

:D :D :D I can't wait to check it out. Hopefully we'll be seeing fewer low-floor buses. They're becoming a bit too common for my liking at PVG and SHA. After boarding US-bound 787s from remote gates multiple times at PVG in recent years, I agree. It's one thing to use buses for an A319, but for a 2...

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by sincx
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44950

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Glad to see that there is peaceful protesting happening today (US time), tonight 23:00 (HKT). The disruption with violence and property damage is unacceptable. If what happened at HKG regarding the violence had been most any other place, people would have died. Back to aviation- I was surprised (bu...

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by sincx
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27141

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Cathay claim the diversion was to alleviate the burden of the Hong Kong airport at the time. https://m.mingpao.com/ins/港聞/article/20190813/s00001/1565691916248/內地傳一航班不獲准經大陸空域-國泰-港航空交通擁擠故轉飛大阪 If that's the case, why not divert to MFM, SZX, CAN? Even ICN (assuming CX can use Chinese airspace) would h...

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by sincx
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27141

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

I have just double checked the announcement. The wording used for point 2 was Mainland China's territorial airspace. That should mean the airspace that is south of and east of Hong Kong are also being affected, despite being part of Hong Kong FIR. In other words, any unapproved crew will not be abl...

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by sincx
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bats on a plane
Replies: 15
Views: 2961

Re: Bats on a plane

jetwet1 wrote:
Okay, but if the bat is flying, will the plane weigh less ?

Sorry, had to do it


Boring answer: no, because the upwards force on the bat from it flapping its wings is balanced by an equal downwards force from the air displaced by the bat's wings on the rest of the plane.

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by sincx
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

Re: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial

If I was the poster in OP's link, I would have blurred out the CATA's email address. I certainly have a lot of suggestions for them unrelated to metric flight levels... :duck:

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by sincx
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7805

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

Interesting topic. I flew back to London from Turkey recently on Sun Express, and the crew moved me to overwing exit row which was was empty as they needed someone to assist in an emergency. It's interesting the universal rule about disabled persons on exit rows; I wear a caliper for foot drop, so ...

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by sincx
Wed May 22, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 15135

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm not aware of any two-airport city with an easy public transportation method to move between the two airports. I'd argue Tokyo is there, with same-train, terminal-to-terminal service between Narita and Haneda every 40 minutes or so. And at an average speed of 55 km/h, quite fast for a non-airpor...

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by sincx
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 6272

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

A 2019 Comac C919 is the equivalent of a 1979 Toyota Tercel. No one would buy it unless they absolutely have to, but give it 10-15 years and it may end up being a competitive, popular product.

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by sincx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25780

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I think SFO was also mulling adding bus gates a while ago, but they managed to work out an expansion plan without them.

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by sincx
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 15135

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

PKX is certainly better than PKI (i and L should not be in alphanumeric codes anyways), but I still think DXG would be better. Much more distinct than PEK vs PKX, reflects the name of the airport, and the closest major airport with a similar code is DXB, and that's too far away to be easily confused...

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by sincx
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14880

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

The 787-10 is now a semi-regular on this route. I wonder why. Is UA short a 788 due to maintenance? UA operations decided this is a good route on which to test the 787-10? (If so, personally I won't have picked a route to mainland China for this.) Loads are light so there's no need for the extra sea...

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by sincx
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 95
Views: 23347

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy?

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by sincx
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15818

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Want more 50 seaters? Get the FAA to approve single pilot operation for 50-seaters.

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by sincx
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14880

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

I wonder whether this means UA can upgauge the 788/9 running the second daily SFO-PVG to the 78J if there's demand. If the 78J can do 6,000 nm with 90 seats blocked, full load seems possible (but still pushing it a little) for 5,345 nm. And the 78J seems a no-brainer for upgauging the 788/9 running ...

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by sincx
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 11527

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

All I want is UA to operate 2-3 flights a day to DEN, ORD, and IAH from OAK. Is that too much to ask?

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by sincx
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita
Replies: 14
Views: 7374

Re: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita

hongkongflyer wrote:
left engine almost touching the ground

Looks like it did hit the ground to me.

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by sincx
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 11018

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

kavok wrote:
Finally JFK-PVG could probably work, except yields on US-China routes are awful for everyone right now. If that ever stabilized, I would guess PVG would be DLs first east Asia market from JFK.

Not if UA gets frequencies and slots for its proposed second daily EWR-PVG.

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by sincx
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18929

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

OA940 wrote:
Not meaning to critisize anyone here, this is a genuine question, but how exactly can you confuse two airports, especially when one is tiny?


Perspective makes things closer to you look bigger.

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by sincx
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU
Replies: 50
Views: 10394

Re: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU

Seems ARJ21s will be seen increasingly more in China’s regional airports this year Per an informed source on Weibo (https://m.weibo.cn/6142987244/4326655600506507), Jiangxi Air/RY, a subsidiary of Xiamen Air, is going to have ARJ21 ops from Nanchang Airport/KHN at the earliest in June this year RY ...

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by sincx
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese [large] airlines and their subsidiaries
Replies: 13
Views: 2190

Re: Chinese [large] airlines and their subsidiaries

Air China in its turn has: Air China Cargo (51%) Air Macau (66.9%) Ameco (75%) Dalian Airlines (80%) Shenzhen Airlines (51%) Shandong Airlines Tibet Airlines Dalian Airlines was interesting. I flew on them once. The flight was actually sold as a straight-up CA flight with a CA flight number, and I ...

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by sincx
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 18076

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

How much would it take to set up SOIA/CSPR approaches on 19L/R to enable parallel approaches in IMC? CSPR has greatly reduced delays in IMC when 28L/R are used for landings.

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by sincx
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 18076

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Wow lots of go-arounds, wind shear on final. An UA 789 from PVG just went around. An Alaska A320 is going for their 3rd landing attempt.

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by sincx
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 18076

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

mict wrote:
Weather is bad enough that there are some go arounds. UA525 from IAD just went around.

It ended up diverting to SJC.

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by sincx
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 18076

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

SFO has actually been improving operationally quite a bit. In low ceiling situations, what previously would have been 3 hours delays are now 30-40 minute delays, because SFO now permits parallel approaches to 28L and R with much lower ceilings than before. But that doesn't help when 28L/R can't be u...

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by sincx
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think OneWorld lacks of a big Chinese airline?
Replies: 18
Views: 3919

Re: Do you think OneWorld lacks of a big Chinese airline?

These onesie twosie foreign equity stakes mean absolutely diddly squat when compared with the Chinese Government who have expressed no interest in properly privatizing Chinese aviation. That's definitively true most of the time. However, I'd argue that in the case of CZ, AA's ~3% stake in CZ (in ad...

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