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by ManoaChris
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 71
Views: 12128

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

Really interesting data, but could you elaborate a bit more on how you are sourcing aircraft age? For example: 9 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner 0.9 When I look up United's 787-10 delivery dates on Airfleets, I get an average age of 32.6 weeks (0.63 years). It's not a big difference, but I'm guessing you a...

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by ManoaChris
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6755

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

2. The 2001-2010 period was terrible for U.S. legacies. The 9/11 crisis, the rapid expansion of ULCCs and LCCs led UA and its peers into bankruptcy. No one could borrow, and no one wanted new airplanes anyway. Therefore, the last widebodies delivered to United before the merger were that tranch of ...

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by ManoaChris
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 12419

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

My electric car is based in Northern Nevada. Our power is nearly all fossil fuel generated, I think about 2-1 natural gas to coal. There is a geothermal plant around 8 miles from my garage, but it is small. Wind and solar are negligible. Solar at my house is problematic so I haven't installed it ye...

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by ManoaChris
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10817

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

the UA press release states that they’re now the US airline with the most premium seats between NY/NJ and london. how far behind BA (and possibly VS) is UA? my assumption is that BA more than doubles UA’s count. That sounds about right, but given the current state of Club World, those seats aren't ...

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by ManoaChris
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 12419

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I get upset when someone touts an electric vehicle as cleaner, greener, more sustainable. It depends on where the electricity comes from, and in the US at least, its mostly fossil fuels. It's changing - surprisingly fast. In April, for the first time, more US electricity came from renewables than c...

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by ManoaChris
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15478

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

zeke wrote:
It speaks volumes in my view that neither the 737Max or 777-X went “bleed less”.


Out of curiosity, to what extent was that choice constrained by neither aircraft being a clean-sheet design?

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by ManoaChris
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.

Paul Allen should have had a transition plan in place for when he's not around anymore. That he didnt have that ready shows that he wasn't working for the greater good but for bragging rights. The project is most likely to die now. After initial concerns about the probate being chaotic, it's proven...

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by ManoaChris
Tue May 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15911

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

How long did retraining take for a 747 pilot → 777/787?

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by ManoaChris
Fri May 24, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9550

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I see they are building the main span of the walkway in the north cargo area. Seems like WW2 was quicker than the remodel of the central food court, it's been shut down forever. 2.5 years is pretty crazy (if it indeed is finished in 2020). Closing off so much space at the same time that the N termi...

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by ManoaChris
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9414

Re: Large airports without rail links

SFO could be a lot better if the BART connection was better designed. and MSP, SEA, and PDX are the best light rail connections. Curious why you praise SEA and are critical of SFO... having lived in both cities, I greatly prefer SFO. Beyond the exposed walk to SEA's sound transit station (which isn...

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