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by MO11
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 30
Views: 5147

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Which is how it started operating the CRJ-700s for America West. Operating CRJ-700s for anyone on the Mesa certificate would have violated one of the other scope clauses (US or UA), so Freedom Airlines was created. Before Freedom, Mesa had purchased a (Continental) MD-80 to operate in Mesa branded o...

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by MO11
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26088

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700

Ever wonder what the "SC" stands for in E175SC?

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by MO11
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?

Current Status of fleet: N459AD: In the process of being sold (Controller.com says the location is Windsor, UK with Skyworld aviation. Actual location is unknown). At Sioux City Unfortunately, flightaware is not always perfect, as I found out when tracking inbound flights (how does a plane feasibly...

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by MO11
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Current Status of fleet:


N459AD: In the process of being sold (Controller.com says the location is Windsor, UK with Skyworld aviation. Actual location is unknown).


At Sioux City

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by MO11
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?

I believe JetsuiteX is also buying/leasing ERJ-135's. The Contour E-135's are pretty nice with just 30 seats in them! I've flown them a couple of times so far. All the airplanes were on lease. JetSuite X bought the two newer ERJ-145s. The other two are still owned by European interests. Really? The...

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by MO11
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?

wedgetail737 wrote:
drdisque wrote:


I believe JetsuiteX is also buying/leasing ERJ-135's.

The Contour E-135's are pretty nice with just 30 seats in them! I've flown them a couple of times so far.


All the airplanes were on lease. JetSuite X bought the two newer ERJ-145s. The other two are still owned by European interests.

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by MO11
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?

I am a little confused about the A321neo designations. So does both the standard A321-200neo with ACF cabin option and the A321-200LR neo both get designated as -NX even though they are different models/types? They aren't different models/types. "ACF", "LR", "XLR" are ...

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by MO11
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

william wrote:
I thought National (the freight company) was having financial issues and stopped flying?

Right on that beautiful livery.


It's not a entirely a freight company since the two 757s are passenger aircraft. It is still flying.

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by MO11
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4473

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.

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by MO11
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4473

AA diversion to Yuma

This seemed to slip through the cracks yesterday:

https://www.kyma.com/news/american-airlines-passengers-stranded-at-yuma-international-airport-for-6-hours/1095802822

Rescue plane sent from PHX in the afternoon. N673AW still at Yuma as of Tuesday AM.

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by MO11
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6119

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

The confusion existed when Aersale owned Xtra Airways. It would buy airplanes and apply "XA" registrations even though they were never intended for service with Xtra. That particular airplane was registered that way 18 months ago, a couple months before Xtra was sold.

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by MO11
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6119

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

I mistyped the Dana Air listing. Dana acquired aircraft 636 and 638.

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by MO11
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22237

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Ashley Air is a charter broker. It appears that it will now have its own certificates.

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by MO11
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385866

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

TTailedTiger wrote:
I imagine it is just a matter of time before the report is released. They have been very quiet so I don't think there are any doubts about what happened.


No, the docket isn't even open yet. We pretty much know what happened to the Southwest 737-700 in April 2018, but the report isn't complete.

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by MO11
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18471

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

No FAA a/c registration , no skydiving ops certificate or lease from state DOT AptDiv, or employee documentation for the "parachute rigging" company behind the fatal crash. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/11/hawaii-news/company-in-fatal-mokuleia-plan-crash-didnt-have-permit-for-sky...

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by MO11
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6119

Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

It was owned in the past by Southwest and the Bank of Utah is now the owner as of 5/31/2018. This is also a 1996 -300 series so a later build as well. Bank of Utah, was not the owner, but the Trustee for a foreign entity or for an owner who cares not to share its identity with you. Nonetheless, N63...

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by MO11
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6152

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

mjzair wrote:

Apparently not.
Jetblue just took delivery of their first A321 NEO without the 2L/R door.


That's a Flex, which doesn't have one. More space for seats.

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by MO11
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines & the first flight through Russian airspace for a US carrier, the flight that made history!
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Northwest Airlines & the first flight through Russian airspace for a US carrier, the flight that made history!

I guess Pan Am's inaugural of New York-Moscow service in July 1968 wouldn't be considered "opening of Soviet/Russian airspace to American airlines". Transpacific flying is another matter.

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by MO11
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4958

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Northwest1988 wrote:
How many 737-300s did Delta have total in the fleet? I know it was a small number.


31. Western only had 13, the remainder came from Condor, Germania, and ex-Western Pacific.

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by MO11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CAM signed for CC-CZT yesterday (7/2).

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by MO11
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 74691

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

At BDL, Aer Lingus switches to A321 on August 2.

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by MO11
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Amazon accepted N855DM on Friday (6/28) and N379AZ on Monday (7/1).

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by MO11
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 160
Views: 22402

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

IF it were to happen, it would likely be a public charter, such as those offered by Apple Vacations or Vacation Express, with the actual flying contracted to an existing carrier.

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by MO11
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 58888

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

BA744PHX wrote:
Good & Bad news with the latest OAG update, GRR was finally loaded and MSN starts in late November.


Madison suspended December 4-18.

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by MO11
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7367

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

N605QX was leased from Skywest, flew out of the desert for paint, then flew to STL ten days ago. Maybe this one?

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by MO11
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10299

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

FR24 says it’s now scheduled to fly EWR-SMF later tonight. Really?? It would have, if the original airplane had made the scheduled return from IAH to EWR. You can't totally rely on future flight information from the "tracking" sites, particularly with irregular ops (i.e. you have to under...

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by MO11
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?

The only ones that I can pick up on are how some low flight numbers (roughly the range of WN1 through WN30-WN40 - give or take a few numbers) are assigned to flights which operate "Herb's Original Triangle" (DAL-HOU, DAL-SAT, HOU-SAT), but could be attached to other segments (WN1 is the f...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Taos Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: What happened to Taos Air?

rajincajun01 wrote:
There were definitely ads around Austin near/at the airport. It was planned seasonal service. I heard it was a Denver Air Connection a/c, but I don’t know the accuracy.



The airplane was an Ultimate Air Shuttle airplane, and went back to doing UE flights at the beginning of April.

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by MO11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Amazon signed for N389AZ on Tuesday (6/25).

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by MO11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2137

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Referring to Wayex, “Netters”, aren’t there airlines using the PC12? I’m confused by the quote used from Tecnams site. I’m afraid I’m not up to knowing the details here. I'm not too savvy of the US regulations, so I'm sure others will let us know. However, the PC12 is a single turbo-prop, and I und...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4731

Re: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?

Technically, those are not Delta airplanes. They were sold to a leasing company which leases them to a trust controlled by the NBA. Delta operates those airplanes under a CMI arrangement.

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by MO11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 67475

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Are these retirements contingent on the MAX8 coming back? Those airplanes are in the schedule on September 4.

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by MO11
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2137

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

LOL ... nearly choked on my beer on this response ... P2012 has 11 passenger seats plus 2 in the cockpit ... FAA demands any aircraft of 10 or more passenger seats must have a copilot regardless of perceived " complexity " Maybe one too many beers. The P2012 has two in front, nine in the ...

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by MO11
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5880

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Does the FAA monitor these type of aircraft like they do a scheduled airline ? These are passangers carrying planes which should be subject to strict inspections by the FAA. The oversight by regional FSDOs into any for hire operation is low at best. There are plenty of passenger charter firms who p...

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by MO11
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4682

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
TW870 wrote:
There were not many -100Bs built. In fact the only ones I can think of were RB211-powered for Saudia.


It was in fact slightly more common than just SV.



8 Saudia
3 JAL (JT9)
1 Iran Air (JT9)

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by MO11
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4682

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

So what is the difference between the 747-100B and the 747-200B? The 747-100B is basically a 747SR series airplane with certain modifications to permit increases in maximum permissible operating weights. (The 747SR is basically a 747-100 series airplane with certain modifications to improve the fat...

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by MO11
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 10968

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

EK7777 wrote:
Seems like another 777F is out of service now as well.

A6-EFE (MSN 35607).


Now Kalitta Air N772CK.

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by MO11
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

MO11 wrote:
I show year-to-year June was supposed to be 3, and that's what we have.

Now I have to figure out what Atlas is going to use N112UA for.



Should be N119UA...

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by MO11
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I show year-to-year June was supposed to be 3, and that's what we have.

Now I have to figure out what Atlas is going to use N112UA for.

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by MO11
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 566
Views: 79085

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CAM signed for N379AA on Tuesday.

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by MO11
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

boilergo wrote:
Looking at AA80, 04SEP19, DFW-ORD. AA80 traditionally operates from DFW to LHR..... That day it's on an MD-80, and LHR operates on flight 82.........


And the MAX8 returns with the September schedule. I think the MD-80 will still be around if that doesn't happen.

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by MO11
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4682

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

Every spec sheet I’ve seen on the VC-25 aircraft refers to them as a “heavily modified 747-200B”. Upon further research, the only information I’ve found about the “B” designation is on the -100 and it refers to a MTOW increase. My questions are: does the B just signify an increased MTOW, was there ...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College World Series charters
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: College World Series charters

KCaviator wrote:


Never heard of Kaiser Air?[/quote]

FBO at Oakland, now has authority to operate 737 charters.

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11982

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

I'm looking for some information on United's current fleet of 777-200s, and please bear with me as I don't fully understand all of the differences/terminology... For starters, what's the difference between a 772 and a 772ER, other than that the letters stand for Extended Range? Check this out https...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 58888

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Given the 0645 departure time, I'm sure it's one of the birds that comes in from Hawaii at 0-dark-30. No, the earliest Hawaii flight gets in just before 6am, so your airplane will be here overnight. The flight in question is #407. Today's flight used the same plane as the Maui flight which arrived ...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

I'm sorry you guys, but....is it really THAT hard???? Well, it's obviously not that clear. When people use names such as Eastern II, Braniff II and Pan Am II, it's not exactly crystal clear which iteration of the airline they are talking about. I'm curious to know how large was the fleet? You proba...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 58888

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Guys, check this out. https://amp.azcentral.com/amp/1370805001 It's a new plan for PHX to adapt to ever increasing pax and cargo capacity. It was unanimously voted on by Phoenix City Council. :D If you download this pdf, and go to page 7, you get a clearer illustration. https://www.phoenix.gov/city...

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 58888

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

cathay747 wrote:
Given the 0645 departure time, I'm sure it's one of the birds that comes in from Hawaii at 0-dark-30.


No, the earliest Hawaii flight gets in just before 6am, so your airplane will be here overnight.

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by MO11
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

Short version? Mismanagement and an egomaniacal union leader whose actions lead the company into the hands of a feckless corporate raider. Nobody won, except the corporate raider. He is talking about the revival. Eastern II never started scheduled ops (I think due to lack of money to get necessary ...

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by MO11
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCanada C-GAAS at HHH?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: AirCanada C-GAAS at HHH?

C-GAAS is a Citation CJ3 operated by Air Sprint.

The Beech 1900 formerly known as C-GAAS is now PJ-EZY.

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