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by lifecomm
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 33309

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

My guesses, if said rumors are true: LGW-RSW Seasonal LGW-PVR LHR-PDX LHR-BDL One potential route that is never discussed is LHR-SAT, which could be run 2x/wk paired with year-round LHR-CHS 2x/wk. In fact, SAT doesn’t have any TATL service at all, which is a surprise given its tourism and military ...

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by lifecomm
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162844

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag Sorry, Woody, but I find that coming to this thread from time to time, I am looking for news on the topic, and not endless photos of parked 737 Maxs. I appreciated the effort, work , and results that you put in and achieve, but I would prefer "NEWS" of Boeing 737MAX Deliver...

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by lifecomm
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 208372

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

So for the 797 to work, they would need to do the 797, re-engine the 787 and in that way make it more capable and take it closer to the 777X or the A350. What is the advantage in this? Re-engine the 787, pushes Airbus to re-engine the A350, which will hurt the 777-9 badly. Consider the 777X dead by...

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by lifecomm
Mon May 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56829

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

zeke wrote:
I would assume 787-8/9/10 ?


I would, too. Cost over additional capacity...

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by lifecomm
Sat May 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96643

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick question: did Austin have to do anything to attract British Airways to establish service to Heathrow? I heard today that the Austin business community made financial promises so that service would start (clearly successful) and I wanted to see if that was correct. Thanks! This was sent to me ...

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by lifecomm
Sat May 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96643

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick question: did Austin have to do anything to attract British Airways to establish service to Heathrow? I heard today that the Austin business community made financial promises so that service would start (clearly successful) and I wanted to see if that was correct. Thanks!

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by lifecomm
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755788

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Do I understand MentourPilot correctly? At 2:20 he asks to trim the nose further down? And isn't that what the FO does? Exactly what does this prove - that if you allow the trim (or cause the trim) to move nose down there could be a point where you can't save the plane? I believe that they were &qu...

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by lifecomm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755788

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think people are putting too much on one spot or another. There seems to be a lot going on here. I am a 737 typed pilot with 15000 hrs, i just want to highlight one possible scenario. The people saying the manual trim didnt work... Do we know that they tried the trim wheel? Im not blaming lack of...

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by lifecomm
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617662

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

No matter what the topic, when I scroll the page down and zeke's name appears I think, "finally, someone who knows what the hell they are talking about."

zeke wrote:

95% of statistics are made up.


This made me laugh out loud. Thank you, this really made my day!

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by lifecomm
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14895

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

This doesn't makes sense. Can't the new landing gear support a stretch? It seems the 359 could benefit from a simple stretch that sacrifices range. What gives? Is the 358 really the base and they don't want to do a double stretch? People swear up and down the 358 was a shrink.

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by lifecomm
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38710

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

And there is no way A380 will shut down before (the 747 and 767) and they are available as passengers frames but no one needs them. Boeing still offers the 767-300ER and 747-8 on their price list, but if you actually tried to order them, Boeing would politely decline and point you to the 787-8 and ...

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by lifecomm
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 143594

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

ScottB wrote:

And there may well be some irony if, depending on the freight market and the disposition of the balance of the EK A380 order, the venerable 747 ends up outliving the A380 which was meant to supplant it.

The 747-8F will definitely outlive the a380.

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by lifecomm
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 12237

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

El Al is doing what most airlines are doing - replacing B744s busy routes for long and thin routes operated by more efficient airplanes, like the 787. El Al will indeed loose capacity in the JFK route, but the airline is adding new direct flights to the US (LAS & SFO) with 787, in addition to o...

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by lifecomm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65428

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

I just bought a ticket from DL on a 787, and other people here can do the same. It was operated by VS, and I think the cabin service was better than on DL metal. Delta owns 787s and A380s. They own 49% of their JV partners 787s and A380s. Haha. I hadn't thought of this. It seems that DL has access ...

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by lifecomm
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 AC Ramp Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 3237

787 AC Ramp Operations

It appears that 787 operates similar to a 767/777 when it comes to AC ramp operations. But I wondered, was there any consideration to increasing the electrical/power consumption capabilities so that on-board AC could be utilized and therefore, conditioned air connections could be gradually and gener...

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by lifecomm
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 31499

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

I think it was a bad decision (my opinion, of course) to purchase the a380. The 747-8i made perfect sense as it would have been a fairly painless acquisition and could have been purchased for an excellent price. It is possible that Boeing took it for granted that, of course, BA was going to take the...

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by lifecomm
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 11698

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

Current look is pretty classy. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-new-air-force-one-paint-job-b3ff40b3-f8da-448e-9023-a1ea73067488.html The current look is extremely dated and didn't look good way back when it was first applied. Yep - it looked awesome on the VC-137...

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by lifecomm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 20819

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

janders wrote:
Good. Congrats Boeing and Fedex.

What happens to the 777 freighters when 777X line is in full swing?

778s? I imagine they are getting great prices on these birds.

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by lifecomm
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on FX's MD 10/DC 10 fleet plan
Replies: 24
Views: 5641

Re: Update on FX's MD 10/DC 10 fleet plan

Besides all the talk but personally I think N306FE should be preserved or put in a museum. It was the aircraft involved in the FDX705 incident. The history of that aircraft is so rich and the importance of it is so high. It shows the dedication of flight crews around the world to their profession a...

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by lifecomm
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79316

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

On another thread we have one member campaigning for an ultra-weight-reduced 787-8 to target the MoM space. Now we have a campaign for a heavier 787-8 to target the traditional carrier role. End result: I have a headache. I have noticed this too. There is a group of people on A.net that think the 7...

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by lifecomm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79316

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

What I find interesting about the AA order is the paradigm that AA is changing on the 788. Many on a.net scratched their heads when AA put their 788's at ORD and used them TATL saying it can't be a good CASM, etc. as it's not a 763 replacement. Now, AA has doubled down on this 788 TATL philosophy w...

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by lifecomm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79316

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Congrats to Boeing. Ten years ago I would have bet Delta would be buying mostly Boeing and American Airbus widebodies. Go figure. I guess we will soon be seeing comparison posts about who made the right choice!

I also think that these 788s will be getting the 789 updates: Dash 8 changes

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by lifecomm
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23905

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

... Where are you CaptainX ?? All is well now! CaptainX?! There's a blast from the past - but you must admit, he did have a full 15 minutes of fame! But the 787 is actually entering middle age. In about a decade B will have to refresh the product -- I imagine the 787-10 will get increased range and...

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by lifecomm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 16582

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

IMO - Boeing should never have done 777X - the base frame/technology is just too heavy. Instead of designing a new Wing for the 777 they should have designed an XL wing/wingbox for the 787 and made an -10ER (8,000 NM Range) and -11 (7,000 NM range - 10M longer than -10ER - possible with the require...

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by lifecomm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 90402

Re: Leahy announces airbus may have to stop A380 production on Webcast!

"We are still talking to Emirates and quite honestly they are probably the only one in the marketplace who can take a minimum of six A380s a year for a period of eight to 10 years," he said. "If we can't work out a deal with Emirates I think there is no choice but to shut down the pr...

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by lifecomm
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 15919

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Amazon HQ2 + AUS = 100 DL departures a day The Austin Business Journal reported today that Austin doesn't even rank in the top 25 for likely cities to land HQ2. Frankly, I'm not sure any city without a population base of at least 5+ mil in their CSA could handle that scale of project without seriou...

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by lifecomm
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 15919

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Amazon HQ2 + AUS = 100 DL departures a day The Austin Business Journal reported today that Austin doesn't even rank in the top 25 for likely cities to land HQ2. The Austin Business Journal was merely reporting what some idiot research company, Reis Inc., said. Their top three choices were: New York...

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by lifecomm
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 15919

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Amazon HQ2 + AUS = 100 DL departures a day

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by lifecomm
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 5062

Re: When will SAT have its day?

Actually, Austin is the faster growing city and will surpass San Antonio in the coming decade. Austin also has a large number of younger, wealthy travelers that San Antonio seems to lack. As a consequence, Austin is getting their second London non-stop with Norwegian next March. I'd also say the odd...

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