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by NameOmitted
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

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...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 145
Views: 19299

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

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...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 145
Views: 19299

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

The sealed auction is today, court proceedings tomorrow should let us know the resaults:

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2020/07/06/ravn-air-group-to-be-auctioned-in-closed-door-event-tuesday/

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1185
Views: 130900

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This dovetails nicely with the AA international flights out of SEA from the AA Networking thread.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56771

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Respectfully, this article is not a confirmation. It is strong supposition.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3003

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Let airports be named with boring names that describe the areas they serve.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 145
Views: 19299

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

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?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12160

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12160

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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 ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12160

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ALASKA AIR next re: iconic but derogatory product name /image changes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Is ALASKA AIR next re: iconic but derogatory product name /image changes?

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.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17742

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Jetport wrote:
Either Qatar or Etihad need to go away.

The country is still under blockade. They need their airline more then most.

In some form, the airline will survive Covid-19.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56771

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

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...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56771

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

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?

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24244

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

AWACSooner wrote:
Imagine the tweet when they canceled the 787 order in favor of the 359

Then imagine the next day when the tweet is forgotten because there's been six more.

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 27, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16551

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

[quote="CowAnon"]
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.

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56771

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Would it be possible for Airbus to develop a civilian A400M that could be cost-competitive for outsized cargo?

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56771

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

lightsaber wrote:
Thanks to easier access to 3D solid modeling, more will fit in the 777-300ERSF than in the past.

Please elaborate. What is this?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 26, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16551

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

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 ...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154940

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

nry wrote:
With heavy government subsidies to build it.

That can be said about literally every mode of mass-transit. Highways, rails, airports, lighthouses, easements, all of it is subsidized.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13261

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

par13del wrote:
It could also be that WN does not have partners performing routes with Regional Jets.

How much flexibility do airlines have to outsource service to partners?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 19, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

AS uses its lack of a scope clause to work with OO about talking on as much of their California American Eagle contact as possible.

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by NameOmitted
Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 14933

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

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...

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7738

Re: What happened to Antonov?

It is just "Ukraine". There is no "the" preceding it. Thanks for the correction. I apologise. My first language is German. Here we use "die Ukraine", even in official government documents. We also say "die Slowakei" for Slovakia or "die Mongolei" fo...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4490

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

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,...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147410

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

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...

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by NameOmitted
Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1493

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

Modern passenger aircraft have a lot more cargo capacity then their predecessors. A 777 is effectively a direct replacement for a 747 combi.

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1528

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

Has anyone heard more about the job fair Alaska Airlines (or Air Group?) Said they were hosting for Ravn employees?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90385

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

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...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 05, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7402

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

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...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 05, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7402

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

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?

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11054

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

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 ...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet out of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 2840

Re: Warren Buffet out of aviation

At one point, Buffet is said to have joked that capitalists should have shot the Wright Flyer out of the sky. It's safe to say he's never been particularly bullish on the industry overall.

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11054

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

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...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90385

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

morrisond wrote:
Continuing my discussion with myself - this isolation may really getting to me.


I'm enjoying it, even if I've nothing to add.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 02, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1705

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

Much of the reasoning behind VLAs 30 years ago was range, not size. That is no longer the case.

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 01, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90385

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Revelation wrote:
... a modified 767-X is still in play, but no time soon IMO.

With apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but isn't Boeing facing a deadline for new 767s to meet new emissions standards essentially requiring new engines anyway?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40371

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Passe ... 42531.html
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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

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1185
Views: 130900

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

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.


Wow. You were not kidding when you were preparing us for jaw dropping news.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 145
Views: 19299

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

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...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63153

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

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?

They can't possibly have more cycles then the Hawaii fleet.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6308

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
No more goodnight kisses from the misses...

Unless one of you is in the middle seat.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1185
Views: 130900

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

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?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154940

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

How large is an aircraft could the Boring-Embraer partnership realistically build?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 462
Views: 55284

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

What sort of weight savings world removing the seats being? How many flights before those savings exceed the labor cost involved?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7562

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

I suspect or goes back further, to tramp steamers connecting with liners, or to stage coaches connecting with trains.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36373

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

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 ...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8226

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

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...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19038

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

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 ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 145
Views: 19299

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

32andBelow wrote:
They probably just ended ravns whole career. They done. “They are assessing other markets ravn has left”. I bet they for sure bring e175s up now.

That would be one way of addressing QX's current probable overcapacity in the PacNW.

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