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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 671
Views: 152198

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

Why everyone is assuming these Lionair birds are in bad shape? These are fairly new birds, some of them may not even had their first D check yet. Lion air flight line maintenance might be bad, in that paper work may not be in order, but depot maintenance are probably done by reputable third party s...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Lightning Strike Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 5319

Re: EWR Lightning Strike Problems

chunhimlai wrote:
so it is essential to build far separation runways in EWR to reduce delay


That isn’t the issue. EWR was single runway operation because 4R/22L is closed got reconstruction until near the end of S21, and low clouds meant that 11/29 was not usable (no ILS).

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Lightning Strike Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 5319

Re: EWR Lightning Strike Problems

To add to that, LGA has a flow control program in place. An airborne NK flight approaching had to diver to JFK. Right now, a few planes are attempting to get into EWR. Also, check the flight path of AA606…diverting south and 2 holds already. I would be surprised if it doesn’t divert to PHL, but are ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines Group approved plan to sell and retire entire fleet of ATR 72
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: Vietnam Airlines Group approved plan to sell and retire entire fleet of ATR 72

Those AT75s could make for good freighter conversions. I wonder if the E2 E-Jet might be a replacement, and if QH is also looking there too. Bamboo Airways is the first carrier to challenge VASCO in that market head-onZ

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Officially denied: Antonov looking forward to build AN-74 in Quebec
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: Antonov looking forward to build AN-74 in Quebec

Did Antonov get a North American deal or are they planning on using GE or P&W engines? I suspect they want a clean break from the old USSR.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 121
Views: 17358

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

Since this is for KLM and Transavia, I would expect that it would be a combination of the MAX 9 and the MAX 10...the MAX 10 would allow for 230 passengers per plane Transavia, and the MAX 9 could finally unlock the extra space that the B739 (non-ER) can't take, if that's CY198, without going to the ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14081

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

This will be a lawsuit waiting to happen. If the threat was so critical to require all passengers to be restricted from physical movement; then the flight should have landed at the nearest airport that has air stairs. This is insane. The aircraft in question was a B77W. How many other airports in t...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8039

Re: AA 737's CLT

One thing to ask: why not retrofit sharklets onto the legacy US A321 and newer A320 fleet?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 78346

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Some more rumours: - 4x A350 will be leased in the near future, all ex PAL - Some A350 will be based in FRA - 5x A380 could come back instead of A346, based in Munich - 5 further B787 white tails will be acquired Source: https://www.aero.de/news-40225/Lufthansa-prueft-A380-Rueckkehr-nach-Muenchen.h...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 235
Views: 40305

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

RP-C3506 was ferried MNL-MUC. Why directly to Lufthansa as opposed to a lease return, unless a sublease or an outright purchase of the airframe by Lufthansa from Avolon?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 367
Views: 60383

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

I guess if the order cut does happen, the A330neo is all but toast. probably delta buys everyone last one built and thats the end of that Delta will still need frames in the 225-250 seat class. Could the A338 be pitched to Delta, as they have 767s closing in soon on 137,000 hours (validity limit is...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 38758

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

I remember playing around with single class economy plus configurations for Atlantic. 20+ yrs ago, had even some serious engineers & network folks have a look, Boeing send me a lopa. Maybe the A321XLR will provide some new opportunity for such a concept. One step up from cattle, but no business...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 50
Views: 9473

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Finnair would be foolish to operate long haul out of ARN for any longer than the after effects of the pandemic last. This should be a temporary measure until long haul business travel resumes... and nothing more. If travel between Europe and major cities in east Asia is not fairly robust by Decembe...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 5639

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

The normal landing runway at EWR, 4R/22L, is closed for reconstruction until October, 11/29 will be used for landings until October 1. https://www.airport-technology.com/news/rehabilitation-newark-liberty-airport-runway/ The huge problem that could develop: extremely low clouds or strong winds down ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 78346

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

The 787-9's going to Lufthansa are the Vistara Airframes ntu. Not the ANA frames, LN 887, 893, 898, 905 & 913 are the ones going to LH OMAA All in all, what are the white-tails that the Lufthansa Group is taking? Lufthansa Cargo is planning to use A320P2F for short and medium haul cargo operati...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 78346

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

On the LH side, have any routes been announced for the B789s yet? (I also wonder how many more white tails there could be taken in the B789 department, given that the Group has taken 9 of them...five NTU for All Nippon Airways and four NTUs for Norwegian.)

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 85780

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

The utilization of that airframe (N810TA) has been crazy. 60+ cycles in the past week alone on an bird that's 46 years old. Looking for SDRs and the last two (from 2018 and 19) are both for engine failures. 30 months ago (seriously, this should have a heavy check in there but....) she had 71,706 ho...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter
Replies: 43
Views: 8321

Re: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter

FlyingViking wrote:
How many DC-10-10 are still flying, and with whom?


That was the final -10-10.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

All of this what about the 319 replacement, what about the 753 replacement, etc is interesting but the fact of the matter is United will likely work on other parts of the fleet in a few years. As such, I wouldn’t count out a 220, additional or conversion MAX 7 order, or the MOM. I think this part o...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Would love to know if the Exits behind the Wings of the MAX10 will be plugged as well. They could remain just below 189 seats with the 20 First seats and large amount of Economy Plus I think. No they will not be plugged…. Will be a active door for emergency. The first 3 have already been built as N...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

United still needs an A319 replacement for hot and high or short runways. Why not the A320neo as well? (The A320neo can also replace the Boeing 757 on such missions as well.) A220 is amazing short field. With market fragmentation, they need to do a system approach. I think UA needs shortfield perfo...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

United still needs an A319 replacement for hot and high or short runways. Why not the A320neo as well? (The A320neo can also replace the Boeing 757 on such missions as well.)

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 38691

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Curious: is DL slated for any 251t A339s?

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 694
Views: 166179

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

According to flightradar24, United Airlines 737-8 N27251 departed Boeing Field at 9:49 AM PDT today 6-27-21, enroute to Newwark (EWR), operating as United Flight 2708. According to flightradar24 the most recent prior flight for N27251 was on 6-22-21 as Boeing Flight 451, thus today's flight is a de...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27569

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Wi-Fi and USB power ports would be a start, especially given that WN and B6 have the roomiest Y seats in the industry.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would a new EWR terminal 2 work out and what would a new EWR terminal 3 look like?
Replies: 43
Views: 5564

Re: How would a new EWR terminal 2 work out and what would a new EWR terminal 3 look like?

The only place I can see a new T2 going is in front of the current T2, which likely requires tearing down and replacing the T3 garage with a much higher structure in place of the parking lot (EWR's parking in the terminal area is mostly a large carpark) before any replacement for T2 can start. I don...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 22560

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

As for the B77W, only former 9W frames have been scrapped so far. Some ex-ANA machines are heading to the scrappers aswell, and maybe we'll see some ex-Emirates too. The ANA machines are B773s...or are some B77Ws (long-haul) frames being scrapped? The ex-EK ones are likely freighter conversion cand...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Cargo Launching in 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 4273

Re: Westjet Cargo Launching in 2022

Is WS leasing freighters externally, or are they planning to send out their oldest 73Hs for conversion? (Their oldest 5, ships 801-3 and 805/6, are 16 years old or older.) Someone else mentioned the Purolator contract...Canada Post may actually be able to get a decent price instead of having to rely...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13596

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

The old livery was pretty bad, looked like it was designed by a pre schooler, this is a bit of an improvement but the red and faded gold on the tail still looks amateurish The old livery was based on the former American International Airways livery and never changed except for the titles, until now...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 22560

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

There's plenty of 747-400s available that can do most of the job, and you can bet the existing 747-8Is will be converted as well. In 20 years when the 747-400s are hitting cycle limits, these 747-8Fs will be valuable to have for specialty cargo. I’m not so sure about whether a freighter conversion ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 87
Views: 11934

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

A possibility exists for Vueling to operate the MAX. They wouldn’t need to ULD cargo, just load passenger bags. The newer A320/A321 fleet could then return to mainline BA and IB with older frames retired. Anywhere where the A319 was needed before can be replaced with the A320neo.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 134
Views: 18491

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

The problem for AirTrain via the N or W would be needing to run at Grand Central Parkway grade level or with tunneling.(Runway 4). You can’t begin the descent until after 77 Street (and need to be at Grand Central Parkway grade level by 82 Street) and then one would likely have to reroute Astoria Bo...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of N777UA?
Replies: 20
Views: 7127

Re: Fate of N777UA?

Along those lines has it been decided if they will even return the 777's with the PW engines to service with the required retrofits or just send them to the boneyard? Also have they announced when the required retrofits will be available? UA was planning for at least another 6 years of service. Now...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)
Replies: 39
Views: 6033

Re: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)

Hopeful to see B6 offer EWR-MXP soon after the London routes kick off. La Compagnie's product is nice, but Jetblue's mint is a step above. What? 0% chance. That's not a city they have even looked at and it would never be from ewr. I'm not even sure that's in realistic range for their 321s It would ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 671
Views: 152198

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

If DL is acquiring a bunch of ex-JT B739(ER)s, how would this ultimately affect the value of other used frames? JT is the only operator outside of the USA that is a B739(ER) operator of scale. (Besides them, the only major airline not in the USA that ordered the B739(ER) new and not from a lessor wa...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHT announce new carrier 16 June
Replies: 64
Views: 9621

Re: MHT announce new carrier 16 June

NK seems odd to me, since NK (at least until recently) had been an ultra-conservative airline in terms of growth, but with many new planes, they need to fly them somewhere. Also, Spirit does serve BOS already.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 11890

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Of all the bad-scenarios they could have analyzed and figured out a way to insulate themselves against for survival, the pandemic was something that they (nor anyone else) could have foreseen and, unfortunately for them, has had the most severe impact. Their only plan was to drive others out of bus...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5286

Re: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes

I am a bit surprised that YVR isn’t a consideration. Also, would AC be interested in sending out older A321s for conversion?

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 11890

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

I have to wonder how many more A380s will be parked, along with routes moved to FZ, especially with the MAX returning. They’re an airline begging to have the B789/B78X in their fleet, which would enable a single wide body pilot group down the line. (The 777 will be needed for cargo.)

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15860

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Sorry but a 737 replacement isn’t coming until there’s a massive step change in engine technology. As it stands now they would be investing billions for diminishing returns. The issue may be that the 737 is so low to the ground. You can put more powerful engines on the neo as it’s higher; there is ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I'm a cynic during negotiations, but if Boeing can clise the UA and FR deals as well as the already announced AS and WN orders, it gives momentum to the MAX. I consider this order likely. The A220 would require a really good offer to UA to be considered as they would, in my opinion, only buy a larg...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Certainly possible that they would convert the A350 orders into a larger order of A321s. Airbus keeps the same order value (or close), United gets to downsize the widebody fleet while keeping capability and gets the A321NEO for the routes where it makes more sense than a MAX 10. United didn't do so...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155348

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

The MAX 8 would be to replace their old -700s and also their aging A319/A320 fleet. As for the XLR, will it be on par with the 757 on hot and high performance to replace the former Continental frames? (I expect more MAX 10s as well to maximize a 4 flight attendant cabin, and for premium transcon bet...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR returns to JFK
Replies: 37
Views: 7937

Re: AR returns to JFK

I have to wonder why the return flight isn't pushed back by 2 hours. If it's only being flown 3 times weekly, make it actually connect to flights at EZE.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Similar downwinds to different airports?
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Similar downwinds to different airports?

Today, before thunderstorms struck the northeast USA, in the early afternoon, to avoid electrical storm activity to the west of EWR, but because the winds were basically down the 22s, EWR and LGA were sharing an arrival stream over the Hudson River, with EWR traffic from the south turning west befor...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 103
Views: 20376

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

I can't understand why GA would ditch the order for the A338 and keep the 77W unless the answer is they own the latter and can't sell them. Far too much plane for GA given the routes they operate and uncertainty in the market. Frankly, a simplified fleet of 1 narrowbody type (737 or A320 family), 1...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential A321XLR Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 2427

Re: Potential A321XLR Routes

stgs1988 wrote:
Question with regards to range. When a manufacturer advertises the 'range' of an aircraft; is it on MTOW, empty or what? Thanks!


With a specific configuration. For instance, the B789 range is 7635 nmi at J30Y260. MF is the only carrier that has chosen that exact configuration.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 103
Views: 20376

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

GA needs to retire its six A333s at the low MTOW range. The two B735s still on the QG roster should also be permanently decommissioned and scrapped, and the B77Ws are definitely too big for GA...so that's 18 planes off the bat to remove from the fleet. Then the 18 CRJXs are gone too, with only Air N...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 458
Views: 62298

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Could going after Delta's stronghold in Africa be a potential announcement? From the USA to western Africa, Delta has historically been unchallenged, but the Boeing 787-8 seems like the perfect aircraft on which to challenge Delta. The question is: from IAD, which is already a base for the B788, but...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 4667

Re: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022

BTW, what airplane type will they fly as an LCC ? A320s, MAXs, A220s, E2 ? I'm assuming no SpaceJet is in the cards after the program has been halted by MHI. Cheers, Docmtl Currently Solaseed flies the B738 and Air Do flies the B737 (73G) and the B763. I would expect the B738 and maybe a few B788s ...

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