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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110560

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

i hope the 757plus is an actual 757plus, not just the NMA with the name 757. What I mean by real 757 is the performance capabilities, etc. Let's see what happens I would hope it had better performance then the 757, a slightly wider 3-3 fuselage and similar lengths and weights to the 757 with a wing...

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by Elementalism
Fri May 29, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154399

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Heard they were coming in way too high and fast. Crossed the threshold at 210 knots.

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by Elementalism
Fri May 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8980

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Not just for BFI, SEA as well. When Columbia Center (current tallest building in Seattle) was proposed, it was initially planned for a height of 1,006 feet but was reduced to a height of 933 feet at the insistence of the FAA because of it's proximity to the final approaches to SEA. A somewhat recen...

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by Elementalism
Fri May 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117473

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

This move tells me Delta doesn't believe the capability of the 777 is coming back anytime soon. Meaning years. They are willing to drop young aircraft. Arent a couple of these frames 10 years old?

This virus may have set the aviation industry back a decade or more.

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110560

Re: Reuters: Boeing consiering 757-Plus and 767-X

I can see the 767-upgrade happening. The plane is still selling well and a relatively small investment could make it the go-to freighter for the coming decade(s). But, I don't get why they want to release a 757-like plane to compete with the A321. Wouldn't it be much easer to create a 737-replaceme...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4725

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

It is true that the MAX has advantages if the safety issues are solved. However, we should look at what happens around us. We have a major pandemic killing airlines and demand for flights. So here are four basic issues, which I think to be conservative: One result is very low fuel prices, which wil...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63270

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I dont expect the media to focus on the MAX much even as this pandemic passes. The economic mess left in the wake of this pandemic will last years.

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63270

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Participants within this thread are interpreting this rumor as DL trading the 717 one-for-one for MAX in the near future, when in practicality DL would likely be proposing turning the 717 in during the near term, and taking delivery of the MAX several years from now. DL indicated last fall that it ...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63270

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

This makes perfect sense to me. Delta returns the 717s to Boeing now, with no more lease payments due, immediately shrinking its fleet by 91 frames. In exchange, it signs a purchase agreement for 100 737MAX at favorable terms that start coming on property in 2022 or later, when the grounding is jus...

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2844

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

TangoandCash wrote:
A380 passenger-to-freighter conversions are going to be the next anet "Boeing should restart the 757 line", at least one new thread a week until the end of time.


The 757 restart threads will live long past the last flight of the 757 imo. Great plane!

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12112

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

I have to wonder if this might finally kill the A319neo. There are some orders for them, but remarketing will not be there. By contrast, the A320neo and A321neo will have customers, and the A321ceo also has a freighter conversion program. The other thing is what this may mean for the A220. I see ai...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12112

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Isnt A220 production pretty low anyways? Like 10-15 frames a month?

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12112

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

pugman211 wrote:
Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbh


I can, and this may only be the beginning. Airlines wont recover for a few years. And there will be a massive used market of newer planes to pull from. Including NEO and MAX imo.

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries

We just dont know. But I suspect this will be a tough few years for the manufacturers. Airlines are going to collapse and flood the market with available aircraft. The ones that survive will have a stockpile of them in the desert waiting to be brought back into service. And customer demand wont retu...

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by Elementalism
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342272

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

None of the hubs will be closed imo. They each have their purpose and captive audience. Focus cities will be hit the hardest imo.

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by Elementalism
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

My job is near MSP. Saw all the heavies parked out near 494. Sad sight to see.

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11502

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Just heard Delta is now going to park 600 planes. This is crazy!

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by Elementalism
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73407

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

~5500 MAX frames on backorder. Worth right around 700 billion at list prices. And the suggestion is this is the right time to shutter the program. Good thing many of you are not on the board of Boeing. Talk about making a poor decision worse. And ramp up its replacement in 5 years without revenue fr...

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by Elementalism
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 4175

Re: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?

This event is going to set the airlines back years. I will not be surprised if many many many orders are deferred. Even when this passes it will take months or years for the airlines to ramp back up to where they were in 2019. They have a built in production line in storage as their capacity grows. ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

If Boeing receives bailout money it should be contingent on getting rid of the Max permanently and subbing some NG's until an NSA is ready which should be the main priority going forward. Does Boeing's MAX customers get a say in the matter? Or are you proposing the govt cram NG's down their throat?

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by Elementalism
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Are you certain (or have a source)? DL75, DL85 and DL135 (westbound) and DL72, DL82 and DL134 (eastbound) remain bookable on Delta metal throughout march. All other TATL routes to the EU are off the system already. DL118 LAX CDG is still bookable for 3/26 on delta.com at 5:24pm PST Sun, March 15 on...

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by Elementalism
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

This seems to be imploding like 08. Delta parking 300 planes is crazy. They dont expect demand to come back for some time if they are doing that.

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by Elementalism
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60098

Re: Boeing in Crisis

I would expect more deferrals or cancellations over the next 12-18 months. The economy was already flirting with recession. Coronavirus will send it over the brink. With that will come less business travel once the Coronavirus runs its course.

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by Elementalism
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350s at MSP
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: DL A350s at MSP

They moved many of the A350s from TPAC to operate flights to AMS and CDG from DTW and ATL. Plus what was already in the schedule. Lots of slack now with all the virus suspensions and doing rolling parking of the excess frames. Makes sense, I had to do a double take when I saw to the 350s there. Nor...

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by Elementalism
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24665

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

I think the story very well may be "A321XLR eating in to A330neo sales". AAX Malaysia CEO has said as much. Just like 777 undermined 747 and 787 undermines 777, A321XLR will take some sales away from A330neo. It moves a large percentage of the people an A330neo moves on a large percentage...

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350s at MSP
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: DL A350s at MSP

Just saw two A350s parked at the Delta hanger at MSP, one being N503DN. I guess I didn’t realize the A350s were doing the ICN route. I thought that route was covered by 777s. Cool to finally see one in person close up. AMS already covered. I saw one parked near C-Terminal a couple weeks back. But a...

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24665

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

A350 eating into A330NEO sales? I think the story very well may be "A321XLR eating in to A330neo sales". AAX Malaysia CEO has said as much. Just like 777 undermined 747 and 787 undermines 777, A321XLR will take some sales away from A330neo. It moves a large percentage of the people an A33...

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24665

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

A350 eating into A330NEO sales?

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by Elementalism
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155193

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

https://www.boeing.com/commercial/787/

Unless you have some other info?
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Eh Boeing says the -8 has the same wingspan as the -9 and -10.

https://www.boeing.com/commercial/787/

Unless you have some other info?

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by Elementalism
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18617

Re: So how New is the 777X?

The 747-8 and A380 died in part because nobody wants to run 4 engines anymore. There is a segment of the market for VLA. 777x will fill it. Over its lifetime to the tune of around 1200-1500 deliveries would be my guess.

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by Elementalism
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

So let me get this straight. She is entitled to the recline feature but he isn't entitled to the space he paid for? He is entitled to whatever space the airline grants him. That includes a reclining seat in front of him. Dont like it, then pay for an upgrade. IMO the airlines should do away with re...

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by Elementalism
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

So let me get this straight. She is entitled to the recline feature but he isn't entitled to the space he paid for? He is entitled to whatever space the airline grants him. That includes a reclining seat in front of him. Dont like it, then pay for an upgrade. IMO the airlines should do away with re...

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by Elementalism
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72567

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

So in Southwest’s 40 plus year history: -737’s have become unreliable (incorrect) -single fleet types are less profitably efficient (incorrect) -Southwest needs aircraft differently sized from the 737 (incorrect) -employees cross-utilized across different aircraft architectures are more efficient (...

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by Elementalism
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

AA's response is pretty funny given their current reputation for poor customer service. Basically fell back on the regulations and pointed out comfort is not required within the regulations lol. That is one tone deaf airline. Oh stop flying them then...all of you who hate them so much. It gets real...

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by Elementalism
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

william wrote:
So what happened to the pax who was hitting the chair?


According to the woman video taping, was given free rum by the airline for his troubles of hitting the back of a seat like a child.

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by Elementalism
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

AA's response is pretty funny given their current reputation for poor customer service. Basically fell back on the regulations and pointed out comfort is not required within the regulations lol.
That is one tone deaf airline.

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by Elementalism
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17368

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

This is about protecting Boeing not IP theft. The global economy and airline market is about to go backwards 20 years. The US government will have to protect their manufacturing industry. I think it is both to be honest. IP theft is a real issue. And Boeing is a national interest. The US is fine wi...

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by Elementalism
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17368

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

Why is the US Gov worried about IP theft but the manufacturer is not? Government taking measures for the companies' own good... Short sighted businessmen. That is why. Every one of my friends that does business in China knows the Chinese are full on stealing their IP. But the higher ups like the sh...

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by Elementalism
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155193

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Nice opinion piece at flight global https://www.flightglobal.com/flight-international-opinion/why-boeing-must-end-nma-indecision/136747.article "Pee or get off the pot time at Boeing". I do not understand why they just dont do a CFRP and re-engined 757-200 & 300. 757 is a 40+ year old...

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by Elementalism
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I’m not sure if this has been posted yet, but I found this video on a Twitter. A (male) passenger delivers a series of incessant light jabs at the back of a seat of a reclined (female) passenger. His seat does not recline. Maybe it’s just trolling for both-sides replies, but the news station postin...

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by Elementalism
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15068

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Flying model is great. But lets also remember. At that scale people have a flying lawnmower.

IMO I think the biggest issues will be evacuation. Windows also provide a reference to the outside world during an evacuation. They are more than just for looking at the scenary.

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by Elementalism
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5651

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

I have long thought that first class tickets should come with no change fees. It would encourage more people to pay for first class. Really there’s no reason airlines shouldn’t have empty seats for upgrades up front. Too much revenue on table. Reread that statement. Why would they leave F empty for...

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by Elementalism
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5651

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

If Delta gets rid of change fees, I’m gonna move most of my flights to Delta from United and American. You think they are willing to do this? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/01/14/delta-considers-new-policy-flight-change-fees-ed-bastian/4425586002/ I have changed flights on ...

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by Elementalism
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155193

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I think it idepends what the NMA a year ago was supposed to address? I get the feeling going back to the drawing board is going to design a class of aircraft that covers from the 737-7 to the 757-200\300. Where the NMA was supposed to target the 757\767 market. And with new designs built in for a NE...

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by Elementalism
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18765

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

TC957 wrote:
I don't see what else they could possible order, what with Boeing dithering about NMA and the MAX debacle still ongoing until who knows when.


Same, the 757 fleet will need to be replaced this decade and Boeing does not have a replacement. The A321 XLR is the replacement.

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by Elementalism
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports too Small for Big Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: Airports too Small for Big Jets

Southwest takes the -800 into Midway. These airports can take an -800 or -8 MAX.

I would expect no change from Southwest.

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by Elementalism
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95440

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Boeing expects the 737 MAX grounding to cost $18.6b https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/business/boeing-737-max-costs.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage This is going taught as a case study in project mismanagement and risk assessment for decades to come. They could had b...

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by Elementalism
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?
Replies: 118
Views: 18705

Re: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?

I'd say because ETOPs awarded to the 767 sealed the need for 3 engines. And then the 777 showed up. 2 is the bare minimum for failover and safety. Engine technology has allowed for 2 engine aircraft to have the same range and capacity as the former 3 and 4 engine birds.

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by Elementalism
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."
Replies: 82
Views: 18050

Re: Dr Peters: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."

KlimaBXsst wrote:
It is a shame this aircraft was not more of a success.

Bigger is NOT always better I guess.


Im curious if in 10-15 years a VLA like the A380 would be desired. But it would need to be reworked for 2 engine. I think the B777-10 may be the closest thing we will see.

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