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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2890

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

Combi aircraft provided range for passenger thin routes. With smaller aircraft stretching longer legs, this is no longer needed.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 411
Views: 89382

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

How long does it generally take for SeatGuru to get ahold of new maps?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8102

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

U. S. air travel became much less comfortable for people of Middle Eastern or Indian decent.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

Interesting approach. Cut newly acquired SFO hub, double down on SEA. Less risk short term. Lot more risky long term as DL bears down and AS squanders the VX footprint. Time will tell if the moves they are making now are the right ones. Man... It took 24 posts for us to get here. I lost the merger-...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 10248

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

KTUU is reporting that Wexfort Capitol LP is a potential bidder. IIRC, they were group they bought MarkAir out of bankruptcy in the '90s.

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/PenAir-is-not-going-away-Airline-CEO-answers-questions-about-upcoming-auction-491320281.html

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by NameOmitted
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30604

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I know all of us here on A.net know AS is much more than an Alaskan or West Coast network, but the name 'Alaska' doesn't do them any favors. I think AS should totally rebrand itself. Yes, people can do research...and WN seems to do all right despite not being limited to 'just' the Southwest...but i...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5603

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Well... there was a 2 week strike that shut the airline down in '98, there almost was a strike in 2001, there WAS one in 2005, and then in 2005 the company filed for bankruptcy protecting citing, among other things, labor costs.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30604

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I've read a few times that AS is able to have slack in the system. Does this slack account for the renovation of the Airbus fleet?

2 ancillary questions, how rapidly does SeatGuru tend to update aircraft maps, and who owns the seats that.AS is about to put into leased aircraft?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30604

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Kidding aside, ANC-MSP world be fantastic. Well, for me at least. I doubt it world make sense as both Delta and Sun County already fly it.

Of course, Delta uses the 757 which, as we all know, has magical powers to make things work that no other aircraft can possibly match, so there is that...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30604

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Dillingham, Cold Bay, Sand Point, Saint George, Saint Paul and Dutch? There's a group rate for all of them right now, with additional flights into King Salmon as a bonus...

...edit to add, is there anything in the.QX contracts that world prevent.ALK from owning and operating another regional?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 10248

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

I'm not arguing for QX to take over for PennAir, but I am curious about the Q not being able to work out of Dutch. Alaska used to run a 737-200 to Dutch. It was not efficient (which is why they ultimately ceded the run to PennAir), but what were the runway restrictions on the 737-200? Apropos, if th...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 10248

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

Replace the SAABs with Q400 combi! Then our luggage won't be bumped by some damned fish box! All kidding aside, PennAir was one of the airlines I was most comfortable flying in. If it goes away, something else will replace it, and the first thing the new airline will do will be to talk to AS about f...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19032

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Is the FAA requiring the improved fuel inerting system on the freighters?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I'd like to second the earlier request to change the thread title. "Alaska employee" world be arguable since Horizon flies in Alaska livery, but AS is a very specific organization, and this is a group that prides itself on getting the details correct, especially in events when the media of...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12492

Re: B-747SP

As I understand it, the development of the SP involved working out the aerodynamics of having the second passenger deck end over the wings. This led to a relatively inexpensive stretch of the passenger deck for the -300 and beyond. As such, it was not so much an orphan made obsolete by the -200B or ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12492

Re: B-747SP

The SP had range unmatched by anything else available. So, if you wanted a route from, say, Tehran to New York, it was the only game in town.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 124
Views: 4195

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Grumman Goose. Takeoff was a blast. She world lumber through the water until she finally got up to speed. You could feel the resistance fall away taken she finally got airborne, almost as if the aircraft itself was breathing a sigh of relief. Landing was quite the opposite. No strain, no stress, jus...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 2089

Re: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?

Austin787 wrote:
Boeing ramps up production of the 737-Ultimate, the successor for the 737-MAX.


Woah there. Let's not get hasty. Penultimate.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 7921

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

How long before we see a Q500 from Bombardier? True 90-100pax prop with decent pitch? Seriously. It's already a pretty long tube, making it longer world not be a simple stretch, and the company kind of took a dive on their last major aircraft project. They may well retract a bit and concentrate on ...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 45
Views: 1683

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?



Seriously, there is no currently produced aircraft that can do what the beaver does. It's nice that the Other is getting a new run, but it is a lot of aircraft for the bush.

No real new development is needed. Build them to the specs of Viking's Turbo Beaver upgrade, you're good to go.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1929

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

IIRC, the AS retro jet has been repainted in house colors. It world be kind of neat to see the retro livery in the front with the blue and green swoops leading to Chester on the tail.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4989

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

Props for the house livery, as well. They found a nice way of keeping commonality while allowing for the special liveries the company is so fond of. Has the Giants plane gotten its tail yet?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12590

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

To be fair, it'll be the best "what I did over summer vacation" essay ever turned in at the kid's school.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13123

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
This 90 passengers version has now equivalent CASMs to the ATR72 while still offering better speed, better TO, superior climb and much safer one engine out performance.

Do we know this? 90 pax. is going to be heavy.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13123

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

What happened to QX basing out of Anchorage? Was that part of the pilot shortage, the distance from maintenance, it was there something problematic with the aircraft itself that caused AS to take the flights back?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24198

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

If this many C series sales were actually on the table, BBD would not have had to deal.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I have a few questions regarding this and Boeing. 1) Is this not preferable to the technology transfer that would happen if BBD found a Chinese suitor? Boeing understands and can deal with a duopoly just fine. 2) Airbus has played it's hand. Does this not free up Boeing for it's next decision? I mea...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So, now we know Airbus' next move (and where they are putting their resources), will this give Boeing more clarity as to new aircraft vs. waiting for better engines?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4342

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Where are these aircraft going? Is AS able to sell them?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16379

Re: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline

Is there a reasonable way of guessing at what point India or China will develop to the point where no US airline had a chance at that title?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 3755

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

*User deleted* point is just not worth making.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 39
Views: 8223

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Y'all can't compare an SST and a conventional airliner. They are SOOO different. And btw yes, the Concorde got lucky. But modern planes get lucky all the time. Have you already forgotten that Air Canada that was 50 feet from the worst plane crash in history? Or that TK A320 or BR 77W that nearly cr...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 12732

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

Last year i jumpseated on a Wideroe Dash 8-100, and when I asked about fleet replacement they said the company would love to see Viking Air or Bombardier build new Q200s with a digital cockpit. This is not an impossible solution. Bombardier tried to make the case that the Combi could replace the sm...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4638

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

If airlines faced a future that included a sustained carbon tax on fuel, would that tend to benefit hub and spoke operations with a lower fuel cost per seat mile, or direct city connections with fewer hops per trip? Assuming the answer is hub and spoke, and this does not happen in time to save the c...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17478

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

The single operating certificate is on track for January 2018, not 2019. Virgin America's certificate will be retired at that time. Will an "Operated by Alaska Airlines" decal need to be added to all of the unpainted Virgin America aircraft between when the single operating certificate is...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17478

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I would like to pause and remember what a great special paint job for a sports team looks like:



This bird almost made me into a Seahawks fan.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17478

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

peterj324 wrote:
Should've picked a better year for the Giants to unveil this plane. They are by far the most disappointing team in the MLB this year and are in the running for the worst record in the league. Awkward.


It allows Alaska to get a great deal, no?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9647

Re: Alaska new livery update

I've never liked the 90's Alaska Airlines livery. Always looked to me like some executive's kid was playing with a "Kudo's Bar" like it was an airplane, and the executive thought, "What the hey, may as well." The new design is a vast improvement. I miss the Alaska flag from the '...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17478

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Reading the linked press release at the start of the thread, it seems obvious that it should be branded as Alaska. All other SF Giants promotions mentioned for next year in that release specifically mention Alaska, they are naming a level of the stadium the "Alaska Airlines Club Level," e...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17478

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

The aircraft will be operated by Virgin America for the time being. The intent may be to leave the branding a little vague, and then slip the aircraft into the shop for a weekend to put Charlie on the tail once the merger actually happens.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 4641

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

Would the cargo combi work in bush environments such as the far north of Canada, or in Alaska? In theory, yes. It would play nice with the DHC-8 300's we have up here, it would still have few enough pax as to not require TSA. The question is whether it could be cost effective against the DC-6s that...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 9019

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

Who owns the engineering work for the conversion?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 25771

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

Stitch wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Thank you.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 25771

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

On a related note, why did Cathay Pacific purchase the 747-8f while getting rid of all of their passenger models? Is the nose door valuable enough that an orphan fleet (of admittedly 14) preferable to the 777f which would share commonality with the passenger fleet?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 25771

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

22 posts and generally everyone agrees? What happened to Airliners? To be contrarian, there has been a suggestion that the UPS deal was a sweetheart deal to keep the line open into the 20's in the hopes of ending the run with a last burst of sales for freighters replacing aging -400's. Is there a sc...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are mechanical evolutons noted within an aircraft run?
Replies: 4
Views: 883

How are mechanical evolutons noted within an aircraft run?

When aircraft undergo incremental improvements over a production run, how are they identified? Is there a designation for the Dreamliners made after they fixed the weight issues, or is that something that is just known by someone doing what amounts to a title report on the aircraft itself?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 20531

Re: Bombardier Q1000

BBD just got their C-series off the ground, they are not making delivery targets with their light-rails, a new aircraft is not in the offing until they have finished the already announced C-series.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Viking Aircraft take the wrong approach when developing the Twin Otter 400 series
Replies: 15
Views: 3738

Re: Did Viking Aircraft take the wrong approach when developing the Twin Otter 400 series

Sorry to read they are laying off workers. Going to the Viking websites, its kind of confusing. So Viking makes and sells the Twin Otter, but only support the rest of the DHC line such as the Dash 7? https://www.vikingair.com/viking-aircraft/dhc-7-dash-7 If Viking could re start the original DASH 8...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir leaving all Non-EAS cities in the lower 48
Replies: 44
Views: 5770

Re: PenAir leaving all Non-EAS cities in the lower 48

jetlanta wrote:
It doesn't mater how well-run these carriers are, the planes won't fly themselves.


Not yet, anyway.

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