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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 66
Views: 6136

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

Easy Solution: A certain individual, who has "Executive Powers", instructs the TSA that in the interest of national security, no animals of any kind, for any reason, shall be permitted thru any checkpoints into any airport. No Legislative/DOT/FAA/Airline involvement at all. Literally one ...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7005

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Given the mess the rail division is in, perhaps the first mistake is that they are Bombardier.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 8610

Re: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
No one on Earth knows when the MAX will fly again, if ever,

Seriously? You don't think that's just a bit over the top?

Boeing, worth 3% of our GDP, can't afford not to get the MAX flying.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: Boeing website updated to match Ryanair's Boeing 737MAX200 rename.

Didn't Boeing build the model for them? Had anyone else ordered it?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

N14AZ wrote:
Nimbus 2000…

If THAT has but been trademarked, it should be. I'm thinking a rebranding if the NRJ ... Er... SpaceJet.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world flights=gone forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

No longer needed, given joint ventures and alliances.

Cargo is a separate market, and UPS still needs and had round the world flights.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13587

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

lightsaber wrote:
One way or another the deficit must decrease. Bummer Boeing is caught in the middle.

Why? Our two economies are not in isolation. Money flows around the globe.

A trade deficit now simply means we, as a country, is utilizing more purchasing power than China.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6106

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

How much access does Alaska have to American Eagle out of LA? Since it's not connecting between AA and AS hubs, is it still pretty open between the two of them?

World access be stronger if AS were OneWorld Connect, and is that decision a part of the California strategy at AS?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66877

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Given the situation with the Max, at the very least, being a wake up call for airlines operating all one fleet, Alaska or any other carrier retreating to be all Max, is absolute insanity. I am not saying it wont happen, but it is insanity, will lose them customers, and come back potentially to be a...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13656

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

WayexTDI wrote:
Canuck600 wrote:
Those that are making the Comet comments are being sarcastic right? The Comet wasn't a De Haviland of Canada product.

Guess those comments went way above your head...

Hey, is it too soon to start the Canadair CL-44 NEO threads yet?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17057

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

I have a feeling this won't go well It will have to. The program just went from being a afterthought for BBD to bring the biggest program at Viking. To be clear, when I wrote this I had an incorrect understanding/assumption of else was happening. Longview Aviation Capital is creating a new company ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23157

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

A variation on the range argument is that large aircraft used to be the only aircraft with long range. If you wanted to make the range worked, you needed the side.

Economically class cost more than what business class costs now in relive terms.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13656

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

sunking737 wrote:
So is Viking changing its name to DHC Corp, or did Viking sell to DHC??

Neither. Viking's parent company purchased the DHC-8 line and had created a separate company to run it, preserving the success that is Viking.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13656

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

I was excited about the perspect of the 300 getting an update, but with the 400 Combi getting a grand total of 4 orders, I'm not sure 300 operators can afford to buy new.

As for R&D, Viking showed a willingness to upgrade before opening a new Twin-Otter line.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17057

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

Slash787 wrote:
I have a feeling this won't go well

It will have to. The program just went from being a afterthought for BBD to bring the biggest program at Viking.

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneWorld Connect rumor request
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

OneWorld Connect rumor request

Is there anything new on who might be joining OneWorld Connect? I've not found much for a half year or so.

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42048

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Hey, while on the subject of AS rumors, anything new on the OneWorld connect? I mean, if we're going to speculate, if they join they could take up the contract with OO for some of the intra-California American Eagle flights, freeing AA to use their scope clause aircraft elsewhere. This thread really...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 28, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42048

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

From a pure Business Standpoint? What ACTUALLY would be so damn Bad about a merger? Even if they left Both carriers in their Own Paint?? As Long as they locked Synergies? They couldn't be taken Over, They could build organically and Both would be stronger together than individually. Now what's real...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42048

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

You know... brand recognition is such a weird commodity. To be clear, AS B6 is not happening, but the idea of Alaska's brand recognition being the problem ignores the fact that Alaska is a freaking state. Alaska Airlines piggybacks on the branding money that comes out of the State tourism budget. My...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2201

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

Loyalty programs should be based on whatever the airline thinks will create and sustain loyalty in their clientele.

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 26, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42048

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Hey, is there some sure cargo firm we can start merger rumors about? You know, where we have less personal malice involved? As I mentioned earlier, is ALK pulls off another takeover, it'll likely be a target of opportunity, and the opportunities for passenger air service might be getting slim. I he...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 26, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42048

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Hey, is there some sure cargo firm we can start merger rumors about? You know, where we have less personal malice involved?

As I mentioned earlier, is ALK pulls off another takeover, it'll likely be a target of opportunity, and the opportunities for passenger air service might be getting slim.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42048

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I just want to remind you all how SHOCKED on airliners we all were when AS chose VX! This is worth repeating. Alaska Air Group made no secret that it was debating between growing "organically" or a merger, and we had fun speculating, but I don't recall anyone bringing up VX. We talked of ...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 24, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174953

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Alaska stopped putting the lei on new-build ETOPS 738s at some point within a few years of when it first appeared. It was a promotional effort for the start of Hawaii service. I'm sure the remaining ones will go away as the repaints happen. They have a bit of history with giving Chester accessories...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 13759

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

MalevTU134 wrote:
Anybody has the climb rate figures for the TU154? That sure felt like a rocket.


A random website I found put it at 3k, but he sure feels like more than that when you are in the last row with no windows!

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by NameOmitted
Thu May 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9466

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

We've already seen a sight decrease in the design cruise speed of aircraft. As I understand it, the new wings of the 737 have a slightly lower design speed then the wings of the -100 or -200, accounting for done of the gains in fuel economy. As Boeing looks to narrow body operating costs on a wide b...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Re: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing

Radio is now reporting 10 living, 5 dead, one currently unknown.

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by NameOmitted
Mon May 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11924

Re: A220 question

Can the engines be turned around quickly enough to replace the 717s flying around Hawaii?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8019

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

If this was true, SWA would be in trouble. Not really. Only about half of all Americans for in a given year. If 60% will fly on one type of plane that Southeast had in greater numbers than other airlines, they will do quite well. :D It's worthless focusing on poll results without access to methodol...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 07, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4693

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

I wonder if any of the Chinese carriers would be interested picking up used 380s for domestic service ? Most of the tier 1 cities are heavily slot and airspace restricted. A HD 380 would be a great way to increase capacity on those trunk routes and would likely be cheap seeing as the second hand ma...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 05, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7072

Re: Airline owning a airport

AFAIK, Alaska airlines owns a terminal or two (if not a whole airport) in Alaska. I just spent a little bit of time, but I wasn't able to find a source for this. IIRC, AS owns 11 terminals within the state. Most are on State lands work rental agreement that include maintenance costs for the runway,...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations
Replies: 29
Views: 6027

Re: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations

Viking Air, but only if it comes with Short Brothers intellectual properties.

No, I'm not serious, they have more than enough on their plate.

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 14314

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

So... Boeing has had over a thousand engenders working on their next aircraft fire a year. We keep talking about when they will commit to a design, but the answer is that they have, we're just not provided to know what it is for sure. Boeing knows, and given the number of people who are, by nesicary...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4245

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

SXDFC wrote:
Beautiful livery.. Anyone know why there’s two?

Considering how much business is done shipping military to, from, and within Alaska, it can't hurt to have a few.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10557

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

BBD appears to be getting out of the commercial air business at this point, and their rail division could certainly have used the reasources that went into the C-Series. Derby (UK) alone has 1611 rail vehicles on order including the Elizabeth Line in London. For sure, they have quite a few orders o...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10557

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

If Airbus manages to built up the new A220 final assembly line in Mobile fast and fill it with "converts" like mabye Southwest, it might see a long and healthy future. The aircraft could see a healthy future while being the downfall is the company that created it. BBD appears to be gettin...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10849

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I recently flew a "More to Love" A321 from DCA-LAX and it was bittersweet knowing that that beautiful new A321 with a great seats and IFE was about to get "Alaskifyed" into a horrible dull grey seat with an annoying tablet holder. In the process becoming a part of a sustainable ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9909

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

If there are hairstyles that are worn by certain cultures or even subcultures that trigger a detection tool without cause then that tool is not reasonable to use. Why not? What matters is whether the tool is effective in clearing passengers that aren’t a security threat so additional checks can be ...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5922

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

What I can see happening is China selling it to poorer nations in Asia and Africa where it is currently spending billions in financial aid to expand its political and economic influence. This bears repeating. If the C-919 becomes a part of the new Silk Road initiative, it could create large regions...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9423

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I suspect the biggest long-range difference this will have to Alaska fleet planning is that it might make the 797 available a bit sooner. Between the MAX and the launch of the 787 it's reasonable to speculate that launch orders for the 797 may be a bit more conservative than otherwise, as airlines l...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9423

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

smartplane wrote:
The MAX will soon feature on a Mayday episode (perhaps two), repeated for years. Standby for series ownership to change hands, and production to cease before that happens.

And?

Alaska Airlines had already had an episode with flight 261. It didn't stop us from getting on AS MD-80s.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10091

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Is there a lock out switch that grounds crew can use to prevent the accidental starting off an engine while they do these sorts of investigations?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

There are gold mines in Alaska that routinely send out shipments of gold by air. They book 4 different aircraft to 4 different destinations from the mine. 3 of the aircraft have dummy loads, ballast weighed so even the pilot does not know which load is actually gold. This is done so it would be diff...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142015

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

spinkid wrote:
It could be Premium Heavy with something like 10 rows of coach in the far back. Other Carriers have done that.

How does that impact weight and balance?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4038

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

Tariffs are not just if finished products. Boeing uses imports for just about the entirety of the 787. Both Airbus and Boeing do a lot of cross-border trade in every step of the process.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are cargo services a precursor to passenger service?
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Are cargo services a precursor to passenger service?

I think it world be more accurate to say that both cargo and passenger services are driven by connections between two locations than that one is a precursor to the other.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20048

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

dtw9 wrote:
How would you get in the "Brace" position in case of an emergency. Not to mention anyone that cheap would not pay to have their luggage checked, so where will all the extra overheads go.

The brace position becomes much less useful with a shoulder strap

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20048

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

It does not appear that this is aimed at ULCCs, but at carriers that wasn't more space for premium passengers. An aircraft can only have x seats on board, and a 23" pitch will exceed that.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Announce Order for 6 Q400s
Replies: 17
Views: 5397

Re: Bombardier Announce Order for 6 Q400s

I doubt it. Viking will probably slow Q400 production to two per month to keep things moving for years to come. That can be done by moving production to a much lower cost facility than Downsview/Toronto. Especially if the new line can manufacturer the 300 (perhaps with a DHC-6-400esque makeover) al...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17791

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Unfortunately yes, certain people do like to use the trains for target practice. The fuselages are inspected upon arrival at Renton and repaired where necessary. Does Boeing take ownership of the fuselage before, or after the train trip? Aluminum is relatively easy to repair compared to composites,...

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