Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Well up north there are places that get 24 hours of daylight in some places For a few months of the year... and 24 hours of darkness in other months. Not sure the infrastructure investment is justifiable. In Alaska, the answer is yes, but on...Jump to post
The small aircraft were sold to various existing Alaskan regional carriers yesterday, the Qs and SAABs, as well as 2 of the 3 operating certificates were to be sold today. Today's auction was cancelled, as apparently the bids were not attractive enough for Ravn to proceed. https://www.alaskapublic.o...Jump to post
The sealed auction is today, court proceedings tomorrow should let us know the resaults:
This dovetails nicely with the AA international flights out of SEA from the AA Networking thread.Jump to post
Respectfully, this article is not a confirmation. It is strong supposition.Jump to post
Ravn Air Group will go to the auction block after declaring bankruptcy: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2020/06/25/alaskas-biggest-rural-airline-will-go-to-the-auction-block-after-declaring-bankruptcy/
Auction to be held after the 4th holiday.
Who is Float Shuttle?
No passengers. No TSA. Not a part 139 airport. Does the TSA still fly agents in to some airports in Alaska to do passenger screenings? Yes. But you wouldn’t do that at say ENA. You’d need real TSA. Also year round TSA at AKN ans DLG will be all awesome for those communities Or fly 50 seat Q-400 com...Jump to post
Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy? Alaska Airlines announced a job fair for former Ravn employees. I suspect they sure looking to get as much company-owned metal in the side as possible, and they are looking to the collapse of Ryan as a way is paying at least ...Jump to post
At one point, AS Cargo was talking about wanting a 738, but not being able to get one until the MAX was flying. Has anyone heard about plans in a post COVID word?
A larger pure freighter fleet might make space for more E175s if the belly room of a 737 is not needed.
Not really. Alaska Airlines needs work with how they describe Chester ("Our Eskimo" was an incredibly stupid blinder), but Chester himself is a fairly popular figure.
The biggest issue they will have going forward is figuring out if he should be Iñupiaq or Yupik. I suspect the former.
Jetport wrote:Either Qatar or Etihad need to go away.
For oversize cargo, does the aircraft need a cockpit in the front? Given how good simulators are, could the cockpit be moved to the trail to allow for a nose-door in an otherwise normal 777-8? Certainly an interesting idea, and in my opinion the type of outside the box thinking these companies coul...Jump to post
For oversize cargo, does the aircraft need a cockpit in the front? Given how good simulators are, could the cockpit be moved to the trail to allow for a nose-door in an otherwise normal 777-8?Jump to post
No. Open rotor engines are a bit heavier per thrust produced (i.e., they have a lower thrust-to-weight ratio). ... [quote] This post, with citations, epitomizes what I love about this site. Thank you.
Would it be possible for Airbus to develop a civilian A400M that could be cost-competitive for outsized cargo?Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Thanks to easier access to 3D solid modeling, more will fit in the 777-300ERSF than in the past.
The highest efficiently potential is with unducted fan engines. I think this only works with tail mounted engines. I wonder if US public will view these engines as unsafe, like turboprop engines. Are unduucted fans lighter per lb. of thrust produced? It seems logical that they world be without the ...Jump to post
nry wrote:With heavy government subsidies to build it.
par13del wrote:It could also be that WN does not have partners performing routes with Regional Jets.
Not a chance of this thing flying pax in the US. Even with zero labor costs, 19 seats is not profitable under 121 regs, it's very simple. I am not sure if you have noticed, but the economics of it all just changed dramatically. The economics of running a 121 certificate haven't. It won't happen, pe...Jump to post
BTW - this thread got me reading late into the night about the Aleutian fishing/canning industry and the "Alaska Marine Highway". Fascinating stuff. If you are into this sort of thing, the State has regional long-range transportation plans that are just a blast. The State maintains ships,...Jump to post
How much is actually needed here? They have the engineering credibility: I've not read anyone stating that they are making bad aircraft, just bad decisions regarding scope. Do they need an aviation partner, or do they simply need a financial partner? If it's the latter, then a lot more options are o...Jump to post
Modern passenger aircraft have a lot more cargo capacity then their predecessors. A 777 is effectively a direct replacement for a 747 combi.Jump to post
So, if Boeing is looking not to spend the money on a new family, and airlines need a smaller aircraft then the 787, is there space for combi 787? Build a wing for the 787-3 with a folding tip to match 767 gates while remaining aerodynamically viable, build a cargo hold after the main deck and try fo...Jump to post
Before this hit, AS Cargo was talking about wanting a 738 once the MAXes were flying again, reducing the demand for passenger 738s in the fleet. Now that AS is flying 739s as bulk loaded freighters, has anyone heard anything about whether AS Cargo is going to get their wish? There is a reasonable ch...Jump to post
How did a thread about a quarterly report stating that AS has the reserves to survive more then a year without an improvement in the present situation shift so quickly to merger assumptions? Are people thinking that AS is daft enougufh to be wanting to buy?Jump to post
The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. ? What does this mean?. It means I shouldn't post from my phone. "Relocate." As explained below, it's not going to happen. It would involve building a new runway 50 feet off the end of a 100-foot bluff. The cost is eye-watering for ...Jump to post
Memphis??? I suspect this was just for one day because Fedex doesn’t run a full schedule on Saturday. Lame. Not lame, rather sprightly PR. Anchorage is a city made livable by its parks and trails. The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. Additionally, for the last two summers, the N...Jump to post
morrisond wrote:Continuing my discussion with myself - this isolation may really getting to me.
Revelation wrote:... a modified 767-X is still in play, but no time soon IMO.
AS is seeking FAA approval to fly six passenger 737-900s as freighters in the near term:
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Passe ... 42531.html
EA CO AS wrote:The latest, pre-COVID, was that the 737MAX9 and A321NEO were the contenders for the next aircraft order, which would be for 200 airframes.
At this point, Alaska should plan for Wright and Ryan Air to fill the gap. Ravn should be persuaded to sell its owned tangible assets to the two. And Grant, and Bering Air, and Wings of Alaska. We have the most pilots per capita of anywhere in the nation. Its but like we won't have options when Rav...Jump to post
Wingtips56 wrote:Is there any market for the used 717s? I don't see a value in an exchange if they would just be junked. Are they less-used than HA's current fleet on 717s, that could at least extend 717 flying those short hops in Hawaii?
SEA is not a must-win for Delta. It is for Alaska. As such, the opportunity cost for Delta will be much greater. What else is Alaska going to do with its metal?Jump to post
How large is an aircraft could the Boring-Embraer partnership realistically build?Jump to post
What sort of weight savings world removing the seats being? How many flights before those savings exceed the labor cost involved?Jump to post
I wonder why Alaska, which supposedly does not have the 86K lb. scope limit restriction for their Horizon operations, has been ordering E175E1's, rather than E2's? Perhaps the efficiency gain does not offset the capital costs? A) The E2 isn't in service yet and won't be for a while B) Just because ...Jump to post
I would think if they wanted to DUT direct from ANC they would subcontract the SAAB 2000, once the accident investigation is completed and it is cleared to fly to DUT, to one of the remaining companies. Except those SAABs are a part of Ravn Air Group. They may well not be available. Is there any pr...Jump to post
Obviously we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out, but I suspect it’s actually the total opposite. The moment people are allowed to leave their homes and get back out there the demand for cheap getaways will pick up, and I would suspect much faster than the demand for expensive business travel ...Jump to post