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by TropicalSky
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Aircraft enroute to Nrt as we speak https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N709DN Delta Suites Conversion Update N709DN (77L) is scheduled to commence the long journey to SIN for conversion and maintenance on Friday 8/16. First up a scheduled additional one off ATL-NRT commercial flight (DL 269, which ...

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by TropicalSky
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 33061

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

How many mor LR/F are FEDEX expecting?

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5846

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Panamair thanks for this list....very interesting to compare the airlines. Delta is consistently in the top 3 in every category. It's amazing how much less seats they offered compared to United & American.

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I so preferred the former way and daily updates.....sad that these mesirable few cost you to do it this way Following continued harassment and bullying from the usual suspects, I've decided to change the format of the reporting. I will now do this weekly and have more of a highlights theme rather th...

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I've noticed the past 2 days the A339 cruise pretty high on initial climb out of Ksea....yesterday was Fl360 and today is Fl380....those improvements are working wonderfully

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by TropicalSky
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N402DX
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The second A339 is enroute to KSEA do its part onward to PVG
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N402DX

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 87377

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I see that N701DN hasn't flown in 6days....is there an issue with it?

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Is something wrong with ship N701DN-hasn't flown in 6days

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by TropicalSky
Fri May 31, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight

as a resident of the country... I"ve heard its due to security concerns,airport terminal not up to standard... as multiple saab flights land there daily by SKYBAHAMAS & WESTERNAIR its definitely not that saab isn't capable

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by TropicalSky
Thu May 30, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385739

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Where have you been BARNEY? Your input have been sorely missed around these threads

barney captain wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It wasn’t the pilots that crashed to planes, but they could have saved it.


Gf


As proven by the first two Lior Air crews.

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by TropicalSky
Fri May 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4836

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

AC had a 787 on today's 6pm flight OTTAWA-TORONTO

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by TropicalSky
Wed May 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7533

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

SkyTeam appears to be moving quickly to try recover from the lost of JETAIRWAYS......goes to show all so this could've been done a long time ago

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by TropicalSky
Wed May 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6640

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

I hate MIA...never organized....the city roadways are never done with construction and and now they want to make the airport a never ending construction site.....

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by TropicalSky
Sun May 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3770

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Thanks for the informative reply Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots It isn't needed for ExpressJet. They were a dead airline walking up and couldn't f...

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by TropicalSky
Sun May 12, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3770

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots

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by TropicalSky
Sat May 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 167283

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Will the fatigue test be conducted outside?

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by TropicalSky
Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 512
Views: 123484

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I so love your posts....they're always informative and well written to be understood I allow mistakes in free. :spin: Overall, airfleets is good. With a time lag, that is. I haven't found anything free that is better. I heavily use it to track A220 in service as well as MD-80/90. You now know my opi...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 87377

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Any interior pics of the B777 with the total refurb package C+

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by TropicalSky
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

fleet will be awesome A-330-2,3&9....A-350....B777 ER&LR....B767-4....B787-8&10 and B797.........pretty much every range and lift capability needed would be covered

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by TropicalSky
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

The original would be ICONIC on the B787.....the last livery doesn't look bad either,but Wavy Gravey is a non starter None of these are my work, but..... https://i.imgur.com/Uc225yd.jpg https://i.imgur.com/G3vCuYr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GjkuUpM.jpg

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by TropicalSky
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau
Replies: 38
Views: 6248

Re: BA LHR -> Grand Cayman via Nassau

Nas & BAW has had its ups and downs.....BAW served Nas for decades before canceling the route back in the 90's or early 2000's for a few yrs,then brought it back....it's always been direct LHR.....as the yrs have gone on since Independence the clientele has changed a lot on the Nas leg-becoming ...

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by TropicalSky
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 167283

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

You definitely notice the 787 tail in this pic.....the GE90 looks a bit bigger,guess that's cause GE9x cowling is open....you definitely can see the aircraft is a bit longer than the 77W

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by TropicalSky
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11505

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Delta is doing ops in KMIA for GOL

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by TropicalSky
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47021

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Those big engines are well suited for this frame....any updates on the engine certification progress?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 87377

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I dont forsee that happening prior to summer.....it's like 5/6 LR's to go and only 2 months remaining & each plane is taking at least 33/35 days to complete

gsg013 wrote:
Now let's hope they start cranking through the 777 LR fleet to get them all with suites soon.

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by TropicalSky
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I'm curious....was this a paper upgrade sign off or was it the last batch came with this ability? Ugh, this again. DL miscalculated in taking the 268 t MTOW, which is why they have already upgraded the birds to 275 t. There has been no suggestion of unhappiness with anything but the restricted paylo...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

It's amazing the capabilities of TECHOPS


hkcanadaexpat wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Was n864DA the fastest conversion (4days)so far

Except for the prototype, conversions are taking 3-4 days per frame. Frames taking longer are getting additional work done on top of the conversion.

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by TropicalSky
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Was n864DA the fastest conversion (4days)so far

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by TropicalSky
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

Re: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)

One thing I can say is the Chinese don't hold back with these projects......they build big and nice looking buildings

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by TropicalSky
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 124319

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Cool...thanks for info

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by TropicalSky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 167283

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

is there still no word regarding the gauntlet tests? it must've went well as the airplane is now in paint.....

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by TropicalSky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 124319

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I love this new format you used...please continue Overview of Boeing flightline, 9 787's in total https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7ZVsAApcrW?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7iVsAUOyL2?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7aUcAANTCI?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0sjh7aVA...

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by TropicalSky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 87377

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Anyone has pics of the new configurations moving from 7HB-7CD

777Mech wrote:
n515cr wrote:
7004 showing RTS tomorrow
7106 is in ATL for C+ mods since yesterday.


It'll be in ATL for a couple of weeks at least like 7004.

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by TropicalSky
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 167283

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I would expect due to the increase in size that it's a tad bit heavier


morrisond wrote:
Any idea how the GE9X compares in weight to the the GE90-115?

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by TropicalSky
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17355

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

How quickly things change in aviation

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I can't keep up - so the US3 and the ME3 are friends?

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by TropicalSky
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17355

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

So let me get this right....UA ties up with Eithad,AA with QATAR....So DAL is left outside looking in cause I don't foresee them and Emirates ever able to solve their differences

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by TropicalSky
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 12590

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9931
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#6 to be delivered today
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9931

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by TropicalSky
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I'm guessing the tests are going well as there haven't been any info leaks contrary......

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Any news of the gauntlet tests?


Pretty sure that information is need-to-know right now.

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by TropicalSky
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Any news of the gauntlet tests?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Re: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row

Well today if you check flight aware and use tail #n104Du and you would see the flight DFW-LGA is almost 2hrs different than the reverse....that's rough

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 12590

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)

How have the A220 been doing so far for DAL?

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building......

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by TropicalSky
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162061

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Dal don't seem to be cramming the people in with these counts......

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