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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 479095

Re: New Italian airline: ITA Airways

The contrast of the underwater blue of most of the livery and the primary colors of the Italian flag at the rear - who could have allowed this to happen? Heheh, this livery is a sign of just how underwater the airline is gonna be! Horrible IMO. Replace the blue with silver, repaint the titles to gr...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC

Sooo therefore pilots probably want to reduce how much time is spent on circle since it’s gonna require a lot of thrust while in this high drag, level altitude configuration, and noise close to the ground above potentially crowded areas.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 394
Views: 62932

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Normally an 8000 or 9000 call sign is what you’d see charter flights have.

Or just a capacity booster flight in this case for F1, I guess. Not sure.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Southwest order the 737-600?
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Why didn’t Southwest order the 737-600?

What’s more odd is why they didn’t order the -400 and why the -400 wasn’t the longest of the classic. Also the shortest was the -500!

Few airlines ordered the -600, relatively speaking.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 767
Views: 165676

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Even in summer they're not particularly hot. Sure they'll all get an out of the ordinary hot day, but they're not going to experience the sort of temperatures you'll get in the Mid East in summer, or Phoenix as another example. That makes no sense. You do realise the higher in altitude you go the l...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 97
Views: 3368

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Nothing too impressive.

Shortest wide body was EWR-FRA
Longest narrow body was… AUS-SEA a220.
Longest regional was DFW-DRO

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Texas Schhol Shooter Released On Bond

Aren't schools gun-free zones? If schools weren’t gun free zones, a kid could have a gun in his backpack and, if spotted, nobody could do anything about it because it’s legal. Of course few could immediately stop them if they just entered with it concealed and then opened fire. It’s certainly alrea...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Texas Schhol Shooter Released On Bond

Aren't schools gun-free zones? If schools weren’t gun free zones, a kid could have a gun in his backpack and, if spotted, nobody could do anything about it because it’s legal. Of course few could immediately stop them if they just entered with it concealed and then opened fire. It’s certainly alrea...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

None.

And I never will ;) .

Unless I go to Iran or something.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20616

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

The future of 50-seaters to small towns is 50-seat buses :D .

That or reduced frequencies to warrant a 76-seater or the CRJ550.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 1888

Re: Landing lights question

I've seen the landing light come on when we're at least a good... very far away from the airport on descent. I'm able to see aircraft from the North real far away with them on. Anyone familiar with Southwest's choice in activation? I figure below 10000 but on many flights I assume it's probably jus...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC

In the US, a lot of ATP type rated pilots have a VMC circling only limitation for their type rating on their certificate as the IMC circling is never demonstrated/trained on in simulator sessions. So it has to be VMC conditions, Usually if there is a circling of some kind like DCA, or LGA, there is...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 1888

Re: Landing lights question

I've seen the landing light come on when we're at least a good... very far away from the airport on descent. I'm able to see aircraft from the North real far away with them on. Anyone familiar with Southwest's choice in activation? I figure below 10000 but on many flights I assume it's probably just...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC

There clearly aren't many of these around nowadays with the invention of RNAV, same with procedure turns. How often does an American 737 have to perform a "HILPT" or 45-180 to establish on the localizer? I was on FS9 flying to Jackson Hole on a (posky) 757. The winds were from the North, b...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23804

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

What would be most profitable and most cost-efficient? A number of factors to look at: -Number of types in the fleet -Avoiding having to retrain required all the 737 pilots if the MAX is not chosen -Aircraft efficiency If the first was most important, maybe they'd look at a fleet of all a320Neo or 7...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 38927

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

That didn’t stop Boeing from developing the 737-900 which arguably contributed to the 757’s downfall ;) . (Can’t have a thread without it mentioned). The a320 neo is different obviously; it has thousands of orders. Is there long-term net-net profit from making an a220-500? I feel like it would be ni...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2039

Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Midwest. Because COOKIES! Although the recipe is actually online on YouTube (assuming the video still exists).

Not a lot of good ways I could've flown with them living in AUS though. We had MCI with CR2 service but that was it. Not sure about connections.

That and maybe Virgin America.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3460

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

True. Unfortunately the way democrats are framing it only creates more negative reception. Sure it may discriminate after the fact on the basis of race, but in this day and age calling anything “racist” when it has little to do with race is going to look silly. That's how racism works , though. Tak...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3460

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I think the main issues with this are: 1. Moving the goalposts every so often. Today, any kind of photo-ID works. Tomorrow, student IDs are not acceptable (but your hunting license is). 2. The total cost of going to get the ID. I am on the "you can still get an ID even if you don't drive"...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3460

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Surely somebody can't get an ID card within 2 years and for free sometimes? C'mon.. I think the main issues with this are: 1. Moving the goalposts every so often. Today, any kind of photo-ID works. Tomorrow, student IDs are not acceptable (but your hunting license is). 2. The total cost of going to...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A220-200/300 Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Delta A220-200/300 Routes

I flew in to SEA on one not too long ago. Great plane! Only issue is that one particular plane (N130DU) had the engines uhh… out of phase or something, and it really rattled the cabin. Louder than JT8D. Thankfully I learned it was just that one plane…. Sorry I digress. FlightAware will tell you what...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which commercial aircraft manufacturer's flap system do you like best?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Which commercial aircraft manufacturer's flap system do you like best?

CMA727 wrote:
Boeing´s 727 flaps!!! By far..

More slots than at a casino!

The classic 737 flaps had some character just by how noisy they were.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seating configuration?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Best seating configuration?

2-1 is pretty nice on those e145s ;) .

Oh, and 2-5-2 is better than 3-3-3, except if you’re dead center (although you’re still never more than a couple of seats away from the aisle, by law).

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3460

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I'm two-sided on this issue. On the one hand, it is by far a solution to a problem that does not exist, at least on the scale necessary to tip elections. It is the equivalent of making aviation EVEN MORE SAFER in the US that any incident/accident is now zero percent for the next 100 years, but ticke...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 7,000 fpm rate of climb?
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: MD-90 7,000 fpm rate of climb?

That's at least 100 feet per second!

I mean we've seen the 737 MAX do it empty in those promotional videos before, no?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What plane will be developed after the A350?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: What plane will be developed after the A350?

Oh boy. The marketing for the a360 would be great. The a360: for 360 degrees across the globe”. Or something like that. Of course it would have to be able to fly 360 degrees, or just claim it can go 180 which is as far as you need to go really. Why fly around the world only to arrive back at your de...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 62
Views: 2360

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

I’ve flown on two ex-CO United 777s. Round trip IAH-FRA, back in 2014.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would a de-rated 777-8 do better?
Replies: 17
Views: 2783

Re: Would a de-rated 777-8 do better?

The biggest question I have (which I habe a partial answer to) is why ever have a smaller variant if everybody almost always goes with the larger variant 10-1 (random number) to the smaller variant? Partial answer is you want to make as many of that aircraft as possible, even if it means selling jus...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 1674

Re: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?

Depends on the metrics. Comfort, the 787 or the 767 would be at the top for obvious reasons. Capabilities and versatility, the 777 series. Looks, the 747, or L1011. Overall? Maybe the 777. The big twin! Only wish airlines didn’t learn about 3-4-3. Unless that extra column meant a slight decrease in ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 394
Views: 62932

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

For some reason Cleveland always seems to get dropped. I think both Frontier and Allegiant have tried it. The 789 isn't the biggest jet they've sent here, but at the very least it's a pretty nice ride so I've heard. Best fit for AUS at this point. Agreed. AUS certainly can't be crying about a larger...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1393
Views: 301890

Re: N823DX, Newest 757-200 Stored by Delta - Why?

Heh. It'll come back. More reasons to keep a younger aircraft than an older one flying assuming they aren't being slated for retirement soon and aren't trying to defer having to do a C or D check on them, regardless of age. Side note, I'm surprised anytime an aircraft goes past 30 years; it's like b...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 130
Views: 23703

Re: Ravn Alaska going with Boeing 757 ETOPS and new subsidiary?

They almost don’t pick the oldest 757s available. Dunno if cargo is really going to bid high for those low time 757s.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 394
Views: 62932

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

WN adding AUS-CLE/MKE nonstop service are possibilities with the recent adds that WN has made to ORD/CMH/MSP in the Midwest from AUS along with both CLE and MKE not currently having any nonstop service out of AUS. WN adding AUS-BDL nonstop service is also a possibility with BDL being one of the top...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2593

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Lol yes. Not enough 757 threads. My first 757 was also my first jet ride (and second plane I flew on). Owned by Aeromexico. I believe it’s either in China or one of the VC32s now, as I flew one of the last ones late 2006. The other was most recent. Delta’s 757. N695DL. Sadly there’s much fewer optio...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20472

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Airbus spent a lot of money acquiring the CSeries. The a320neo will no doubt be very profitable. I don’t know if the a220 program has broken even yet (probably not? I don’t know). I would think it’d be best trying to get more orders for it than to pay off their investment selling a319 neos. Just my ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 3070

Re: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?

FlyingJhawk wrote:
I've heard ATC reference the A220 as " the baby bus"

Isn’t that the a318 :) ?

Works too for it, although the a220-300 is certainly not really that small anymore.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

The a220’s a good looking plane. Surprised there’s no mention of it.

A350 also looks kinda tall and tough. Albeit that nose always looks a bit odd. Certainly the “bird like” noses always looked aesthetic.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: 757 Survival

No there isn’t a military version of a 757 and the 757 line was removed and tooling destroyed and hasn’t been built in years. Actually if I'm not mistaken the tooling for the 757 still exists; it's just locked away somewhere. I may be mistaking it for a different aircraft though (was it the DC10? G...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: 757 Survival

No there isn’t a military version of a 757 and the 757 line was removed and tooling destroyed and hasn’t been built in years. Actually if I'm not mistaken the tooling for the 757 still exists; it's just locked away somewhere. I may be mistaking it for a different aircraft though (was it the DC10? G...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2232

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

The e170 family of aircraft have great seat specs. Haven't flown on one but the dimensions on seatgurus for most carriers look very generous.

I do like the 1-2 seating on the e145.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8541

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

Last one was for Turkmenistan, EZ-A780. A 77L, earlier this year. Weird I thought only 77Ws and 77Fs were in production. I guess if it’s got GE90 it’s going. 777F is a 777-200LR/F so the Turkmenistan example would not prove to be an issue. Hmm I see. I thought they finished any 777-200s (LR or not)...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8541

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

I’m seeing on air fleets the last 777 delivered had its first flight delivered 07/09 this year to Aerológic. Then a few to fedex in may. Production ain’t what it used to be. At least I assume so. Oh sorr you mean passenger. Last one was for Turkmenistan, EZ-A780. A 77L, earlier this year. Weird I th...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 394
Views: 62932

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

What if we have a high speed rail between the terminals to exchange people flying between, going to Mexico or Europe :scratchchin: ? And make it airside!

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 394
Views: 62932

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Additional quote: "On an average day this month, passengers will have a choice of 89 departures out of San Antonio. At Austin's airport, they'll have their pick of 205." Wow. A bit shocking for this AUS resident, though not too surprising. I think I wasn't expecting more than 2x, but some...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: 757 Survival

Hahahah, oh boy you have now idea what you have unleashed. Curiosity killed the curious. To your defense before anybody blows up on you, you probably aren’t mature enough in aviation-esque to be aware that the 757 hasn’t been in production since 2004. It’s not going to get revived. You’ll get the fu...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will airlines do when Boeing replaces the 737?
Replies: 36
Views: 7810

Re: Boeing approaching decision on narrowbody design.

They're in the whirlpool of troubles. 777x delayed, 737 max had issues for so long. Optimistically we would just be 4 years from EIS for the NMA. 2030 doesn't sound crazy at all. Boeing lost this generation of narrowbodies to Airbus. They can recover later when airlines are wantingo to go through a ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 479095

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

ITA filed with the DOT to request a foreign air carrier permit. It includes their plans for Italy - US routes: 2021: Milan to New York Rome to Boston Rome to Miami Rome to New York 2022: Rome to Los Angeles Rome to Washington Dulles 2023: Rome to Chicago Rome to San Francisco The filing also talks ...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If no radar over the Atlantic, what is FlightAware?
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

If no radar over the Atlantic, what is FlightAware?

Meaning, if Gander and Shanwick centers don't have radar over aircraft crossing the Atlantic (so I've heard plenty of times), is FlightAware just an estimate? Or are systems used by flightaware just "not reliable enough" to meet what I presume are ICAO standards needed for proper aircraft ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 70092

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Air France first A220-300 MSN 55134 C-FPBQ ( F-HZUA ) actually on first flight https://www.flightradar24.com/ABK334/28ec7791 Air France posted a video for first flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJw0YzB4_L0#:~:text=Air%20France-,On%20Thursday%2026%20August%2C%20the%20Airbus%20A220%2C%20sporti...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years
Replies: 123
Views: 21866

Re: KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years

Tragic. Those 748s will be relatively young by the time they are retired. First delivered in what, 2016? Somebody's got to take them! Lufthansa? UPS?! Do something!!! They'll be about 15 when retired, so not really that young. On the younger side of operational life, sure, but not young. Relatively...

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