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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 98
Views: 11771

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

I have a pedantic question, but would this actually be a combi? If the main deck was freight and the passenger deck was passengers, there would be no need for a passenger/freight bulkhead.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 110
Views: 23874

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

They may be a good candidate for MAX white trails as aircraft that can be had during a very short political window.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Not sure what ties Seattle and Australia have though. I believe Qantas said it would launch SYD or BNE to SEA if the AA JV wasn't approved. The state of Alaska has strong trees with Australia, both recreational and commercial. Much of the mineral extraction specialties that work in one work in the ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 17480

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

What does CSM stand for? CRM is cockpit or crew resource management. Basically the idea that everyone on the flight deck should be able to give their thoughts and input without being deemed as challenging the captains authority. Working together. I highly recommend reading about UA232 for an exampl...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 17480

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

What does CSM stand for?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1482
Views: 146333

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

This is maybe a stupid question/covered here earlier, but do NMA and NSA really have to be separate planes? Airlines don’t seem to like the smaller 737/A320 family members any more. Why not make the base model of the plane be something 737-900/A321 sized and then offer stretches to reach up into th...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1482
Views: 146333

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

This is maybe a stupid question/covered here earlier, but do NMA and NSA really have to be separate planes? Airlines don’t seem to like the smaller 737/A320 family members any more. Why not make the base model of the plane be something 737-900/A321 sized and then offer stretches to reach up into th...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 96
Views: 16969

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

From the article: "The engine will be suitable for both larger aircraft and the single aisle planes used for short-haul flights." Single aisle aircraft with the worlds largest jet engine? Well yeah. Kind is like monster trucks, where modders take a 12-year-olds drawing of a truck and brin...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1482
Views: 146333

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Alternatively, freight haulers could buy 777x aircraft without the expensive nose door and nurse their 747s for the next 40 years.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 19374

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

A380MSN004 wrote:
90 seats gives a very generous 28' pitch with Slimline seats. It's fine for a 1 hour ride but not more.

IIRC, some of the space for the 90 seat version comes from removing the gally. I don't think more than an hour or so is part of the planning anyway.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: AS Adds ANC-MSP

Alaska and Minnesota have much deeper connections than is evident on the surface. I've flown this route several times, going back as far as a Northwest codeshare. Every time I did, AS got a data point. This may not be "directed" at DL so much as acknowledging that AS costumers are still in...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: AS Adds ANC-MSP

I've booked my flights. I've been looking for this add for ten years now.

Incidentally, it's a 737-800, and the first time I've seen a section of their seat map blocked for OneWorld Elite.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun County moves forward with IPO plans
Replies: 26
Views: 5593

Re: Sun County moves forward with IPO plans

Interesting. They'll raise capital but need to hire a ton of people to adhere to public company filing regulations. Its not that many people, its a dozen more inside, plus professional fees. The access to capital far outweighs that expense. A dozen people, the average weight of, what... 180 lbs? 2,...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 42713

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

Boeing essentially designed the MAX7 for WN. It's really not surprising that the Max7 would fair well in a competition. It would also reduce WN's bargaining power when talking to Boeing about the NSA's design if Boeing were unable to sell the Max7 to WN after having designed it for them. Those discu...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future VLA-aircraft
Replies: 71
Views: 10593

Re: Future VLA-aircraft

Honestly the only future VLA's that I could see being launched in the next 20 years would be the replacements to the C-5 and AN-124 transports. Even that would be a stretch for Russia given its frosty relationship with the Ukraine, the builders of the aircraft. In terms of civil aircraft maybe in a...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Little aircraft Boeing?
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Little aircraft Boeing?

Boeing thrives where the cost of entry is absurdly high for any new entrants. Military, space, and widebodies. The 737 had an amazing run, partially because so much of the development costs were already paid, making it hard for new entrants to really compete. This also makes it hard for any new Boei...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

32andBelow wrote:
What would replace the 700s in Alaska? 7M8?

The MAX9 can work from the same airports as the -700 at the ranges AS uses.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future VLA-aircraft
Replies: 71
Views: 10593

Re: Future VLA-aircraft

Armadillo1 wrote:
sorry, no.
money make sense in Russia nowadays

Is that why they are building a long-range version of an aircraft that has sold some 30 copies?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future VLA-aircraft
Replies: 71
Views: 10593

Re: Future VLA-aircraft

I suspect the next VLA will be Russian and built as proof they can do it, with China's support to provide a "market" rationale. A few hundred will be built, and it will be a great program success insofar as it will hit every goal set by the program. It won't need to be a financial success ...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AS ordered to pay $3.2 million in death of woman at PDX
Replies: 136
Views: 16024

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

Bingo. Chase the meal ticket, try to cash in. God I hate the 21st century. 3.1 million is a lot of people years of jobs lost. There need to big fines to motivate, but now AS must treat such people as the liability they now are. Lightsaber Do we know for sure that AS is responsible for this judgment...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AS ordered to pay $3.2 million in death of woman at PDX
Replies: 136
Views: 16024

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

hiflyeras wrote:
This whole thing is really sad... I imagine the contractor at PDX would be libel for much of the judgement.

I imagine the liability insurer will be.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AS ordered to pay $3.2 million in death of woman at PDX
Replies: 136
Views: 16024

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

Jury orders Alaska Airlines to pay $3.2 million in death of woman after Portland airport fall: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2021/02/23/jury-orders-alaska-airlines-to-pay-32-million-in-death-of-woman-after-airport-fall/?fbclid=IwAR39i921dx6TF9Q6WatrUpWl_KET86Dr_udn6lSMsThy3G9_fvvkqVtFjNg PORT...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future VLA-aircraft
Replies: 71
Views: 10593

Re: Future VLA-aircraft

The issue with predicting the next VLA is the amount of time between here and there. If Boeing shows the possibility of an oval, might we see a 3-4-4-3 or 3-5-5-3 cross-section?

A lot can happen in 25 years. A second floor might not be needed for an aircraft to get a lot larger than the 777X

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by NameOmitted
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future VLA-aircraft
Replies: 71
Views: 10593

Re: Future VLA-aircraft

I think one of the significant challenges overcome is the speed of passenger loading and unloading. An airport tarmac is some of the most expensive bits of real estate there is, and a large aircraft can sit there for 90 minutes. A large trainset, with its multiple doors, can unload and load 1,000 pe...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

A while back, there was discussion that AS Cargo wanted an 800 to add to the cargo fleet, but they were too valuable to the passenger fleet until the MAX came onboard. Is there any news on the possibility of more freighters now?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I love the ANC-SEA redeyes. They connect with anything.

SEA is a great airport for a few hours, but TSA sucks there. The redeyes mean no longer needing to l leave the secure area for a hotel.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Combi aircraft - an opportunity missed ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4275

Re: Combi aircraft - an opportunity missed ?

Hi...I was thinking that with the current & future trend of more cargo and less passengers flying that Boeing and Airbus have missed a good opportunity to develop combi versions of their long-haul aircraft. Surely the flexibility to adapt from all pax to all cargo or a mix of the two would be i...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the ideal aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2189

Re: What is the ideal aircraft?

100 years? Let the quantum physicists have their way and we'll teleport.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1482
Views: 146333

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Is there a technical reason for an oval to not have a container-ready cargo hold aft of the passengers on the main deck if the bulkhead/air handling/fire suppression was designed to do so from the get-go?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 110
Views: 23874

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Iran Air's order was for something like 200 aircraft, including 50 303 MAX. Boeing has some 100 white-tail Max aircraft that could be delivered during this administration. Right now, further bailouts of big business are unpopular and will continue to be so under this administration. Here, an opportu...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

AS makes fleet decisions based on resale prices. The E3 would be hard to resell. How so? Genuine question. First, my bad. I obviously meant the E2. Who knows what the E3 will bring. Even if AS does not have a scope clause preventing it from using the E2, the same is not true of the other US carrier...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88819

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What are the chances of the E175-E2 with Horizon? Are they bound to the same scope clause as the other legacy regionals? It is definitely possible as AS has no scope clauses. QX does have 30 options for the E175-E1, however, I am not sure air group would want to take on what could be an orphan airc...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1482
Views: 146333

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I'm not sure how to search for it, but somewhere either in this thread or one of the NMA/NSA threads, Boeing was contemplating a new way of thinking about the pilot/aircraft interface. Commenters at the time suggested that that may be an indication that Boeing is shifting a bit more control from the...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1482
Views: 146333

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

One of the things I like about this site is I am surrounded by people who know a lot more than I do. So, understanding that I come from a place of ignorance, why couldn't either A or B design an airframe now that could be offered with a new engine later? We've seen what's in development with the eng...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 19374

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

A lot of people here are saying the Q400 is not well suited for competition etc Anyone here can list the advantages and where the Q400 has a real advantage between competition? On what type or routes the Q400 can make the difference against competition. Longer ranges that use the Q's greater speed,...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 135
Views: 18348

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

By the time the -400s all need to be retired, we won't need pilots on cargo planes. A 777x freighter with no cockpit will be able to do nose loading just fine.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 19374

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

Aside from the type certificates, what all did Longview buy from BBD?

What is DHC without the Q? Parts and services?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 19374

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

Vendors are brutalized by pauses and their management have long memories. Yes, but part of that memory will be a global pandemic. *If* this is seen as being due to COVID, and *if* DHC uses the pause to move the line to somewhere that is credibly long term (perhaps announcing they are building the l...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3831

Re: Alaska Airlines limits Emotional Support Animals

The problem is not emotional support animals. A well trained ESA is essential to *some* people being able to function well in society. The problem is with people who use ESA exemptions for their ill-behaved and untrained pets. The Venn-diagram of people who think their pets are too precious for norm...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3831

Re: Alaska Airlines limits Emotional Support Animals

Miniature Horses?. Outbreak of sizeism!!. I wrote an ADA compliance plan for a public space awhile back, and this one stopped me cold. Just how big are they? Turns out they are actually about the size of a large dog. They are useful for people who are allergic to dogs but still need service animals...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12299

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

"In serious (industry) studies I have participated in, quads only work for 800+ passenger (which has wingspan issues) and BWBs which, in my opinion, should never be a twin (no rudder except a drag rudder for engine out). For BWBs, quads are usually the best answer, in my opinion. Except for sm...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9
Replies: 135
Views: 17840

Re: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9

EA CO AS wrote:
AS wants higher capacity, as it equals lower CASM.


What's the long term plan for thin intra-Alaska currently flown by the -700s?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9
Replies: 135
Views: 17840

Re: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9

Will the white-tails have different internal configurations from the rest of the fleet?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89719

Re: Alaska Announces ANC-DEN/LAS/SFO, Extends PHX to Year-Round

ANC-DEN is surprising. Who in Denver is going to fly this route on AS that wouldn't otherwise fly UA? Members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. Members of American Airlines AAdvantage. As odd as it's going to sound, we've had many people heading AWAY from Alaska to go skiing for the last few yea...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89719

Re: Alaska Airlines 737-900 vs -800 usage

Iirc, SEA uses available seats to determine future gate allocation, how are blocked seats during the pandemic counted?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 214909

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

When are we expecting a OneWorld livery?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports
Replies: 69
Views: 7647

Re: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports

The U.S. Federal Treasury made money on the auto bailout. Much less than private capital world demand of an investment, but much more than our world have been had it been a grant rather than an exchange for equity.

It's worth remembering in this discussion.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 51
Views: 9213

Re: large single aisle aircraft

Every fuselage diameter has an optimal length. You can only stretch the tube so far before you need to add weight because it needs more longitudinal strengthening. How does this change with a double bubble or oblong? There is still an optimal length, but is it longer than a single tube of a similar...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9725

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

Didn't Anchorage have a circular lounge area where folks could get off the plane, stretch, buy duty-free, etc. before continuing on, in the past? I seem to remember pics of it. Pre-911 sure. No doubt. I think he might be referring to pre 1982 when the International terminal was built. Before that, ...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9725

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

I'm still trying to understand how a transfer at ANC would be any different than LAX, SFO, JFK, ORD, etc? Someone could fly from Asia to Canada, stopping in ANC, and not require a transit visa. Alternatively, a foreign carrier could make a fuel stop in Anchorage, let the passengers stretch their le...

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