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by UA857
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1139
Views: 266059

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Could UA replace their 19 77As with 78Js de-rated and reconfigured to a domestic high-density 30BF88Y+226Y layout? I could see UA doing an interior swap, the 789s would get the 78J’s Polaris/PP cabins while the 78Js would get the 789’s BusinessFirst and Economy plus seats. Not likely at all unless ...

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by UA857
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1139
Views: 266059

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Could UA replace their 19 77As with 78Js de-rated and reconfigured to a domestic high-density 30BF88Y+226Y layout? I could see UA doing an interior swap, the 789s would get the 78J’s Polaris/PP cabins while the 78Js would get the 789’s BusinessFirst and Economy plus seats.

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by UA857
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 33283

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

If DL cuts PDX-HND once PDX-ICN is launched, could DL move the PDX-HND slot to JFK? I could see DL adding JFK-HND if they decide to cut PDX-HND, since SkyTeam is absent between NY and Tokyo.

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by UA857
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 hot and high performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Airbus A350 hot and high performance?

Does anyone know the hot and high performance of the 777x yet? It probably will be very good, but no one in the public domain knows. You can find some numbers her: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1446311 given it is about one hour less flight time to JFK than ATL i don´t thi...

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by UA857
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 hot and high performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Airbus A350 hot and high performance?

Does the A350 have the same hot and high performance capabilities as the 777X? Does anyone know the hot and high performance of the 777x yet? It probably will be very good, but no one in the public domain knows. You can find some numbers her: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=...

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by UA857
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would a de-rated 777-8 do better?
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Would a de-rated 777-8 do better?

Since ULH is a niche market would a de-rated 778 do better? Sure it would have less CASM then a 779. But would a de-rated 778 serve as a 1:1 77W replacement on routes requiring capacity?

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by UA857
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 hot and high performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Airbus A350 hot and high performance?

Does the A350 have the same hot and high performance capabilities as the 777X? Was SAA able to fly a full payload on JFK-JNB using the A359? Could DL or UA be able to fly a full A350 on their ATL/EWR-JNB nonstops?

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by UA857
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 159104

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Why is having RR engines on 788 an issue for UA? Engines are not as logistically intensive as airframes. RR tri-spool suits shorter mission profile of 788/763 routes better Agree, IF UA decides not to take the A350 they will build a 787 fleet large enough to warrant two engine suppliers, RR ones fo...

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by UA857
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 159104

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Also will 'United Coast' be introduced when the MAX 10 enters service. I could see UA configure the MAX 10 in a premium-heavy configuration similar to the consisting of lie-flat business class seats derived from the Polaris Business class product, Economy plus, and Basic economy and would not only b...

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by UA857
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 159104

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I doubt its even in their radar at this point. Pretty sure B777-300ER was supposed to be the replacement aircraft for B747-400. Also all of their B777-300ER are less than 5 year old, which mean that they would be used for at least another 15-25 years. You know how US3 love to work their jets to dea...

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by UA857
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 159104

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Wonder if the 777x is in consideration Hmmmm? From watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMYWoJBYNA8. I was thinking about UA ordering 22 779s and 8 778s. The 779s could make up for the remaining capacity that the 744 lost as 22 77Ws + 22 779s = 44 744s and could be based out of SFO ...

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by UA857
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 159104

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Wonder if the 777x is in consideration Hmmmm? From watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMYWoJBYNA8. I was thinking about UA ordering 22 779s and 8 778s. The 779s could make up for the remaining capacity that the 744 lost as 22 77Ws + 22 779s = 44 744s and could be based out of SFO ...

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by UA857
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64941

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Given that Boom Overture would cut TATL/TPAC travel time from 3-6 hours would UA still install Polaris on it or would UA install domestic-style recliners in J?

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by UA857
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Couldn't Boeing convince Triumph to restart production if that was a case for an order of 50 748Fs from the USAF similar to how Lockheed restarted the C-5 production line. Only if Boeing promised to be Triumph’s friend. And even then, only maybe. If the USAF could convince Lockheed to restart C-5 p...

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by UA857
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

How will Boeing build them? Triumph is already adios to the program. He used a device known as "sarcasm". Only the OP thinks that's real. Yep, thought so, because in my mind, I was like NO WAY! Just wanted to be sure about it... Couldn't Boeing convince Triumph to restart production if th...

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by UA857
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?

One thing that continuous to amaze me is the aviation industry’s is that smaller variants have more range then larger variants. The list is almost endless: A330-200; 7,250 nm A330-300; 6,350 nm A340-500; 9,000 nm A340-600; 7,800 nm A330-800; 8,150 nm A330-900; 7,200 nm 747SP; 5,830 nmi 747-100; 4,62...

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by UA857
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 21863

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Delta should consider ordering the A321XLR and A338 as a 752/763 replacement. The only bad thing about the 338 is it is a orphaned fleet and the 339 operating costs are very close. The original 330-900 order was for the 767-300er replacement. The A339 has too much seats to be a 763 replacement so t...

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by UA857
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 21863

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Delta should consider ordering the A321XLR and A338 as a 752/763 replacement.

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by UA857
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

STT757 wrote:
UA857 wrote:
Back to my question. Could UA convert the 764 into a high-density domestic configuration to replace the 77A? If so UA could keep and reduce the BusinessFirst seats in F and add seats and remove AVOD in Y.


Why would they remove AVOD?


Because the 77A doesn't have AVOD in Y.

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by UA857
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

In the words of Randy Jackson, that’s gonna be a no for me, dawg. :lol: Why no? Wouldn't UA save money buy having all 763/77E/77W/78J configured with Polaris and leave the 752/764/77A/788/789 in IPTE//BF configuration? Why would you not put Polaris on the 787-9 that are doing your longest routes? B...

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by UA857
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

No this is way before the supply issues crept up and delay deliveries of some 77Ws. Back in early 2016 a decision or compromise was made even before United ever took delivery of our first 77W that we would continue to take delivery of future 787-9s with diamond seats and not Polaris seats. So if tr...

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by UA857
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I thought the reason the 789 was delivered with Diamond seats was that the Polaris seats were so slow in initial production that they didn't want to bog down the manufacturer, which would have delayed delivery of both 77W's and 789's. Since they already had 787's with Diamond, they went with short ...

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by UA857
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Back to my question. Could UA convert the 764 into a high-density domestic configuration to replace the 77A? If so UA could keep and reduce the BusinessFirst seats in F and add seats and remove AVOD in Y.

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by UA857
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64941

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Ordering the 779 as the 777X needs a US Customer?

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by UA857
Sat May 29, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Will all future widebodies that UA will order feature Polaris and Premium Plus?

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by UA857
Fri May 28, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Regardless, those are brand new green aircraft with a lot of useful life. The 77W replacement plan is the least of their concerns in the near term. Before they worry about the 77Ws, they have to strategize on the fleet replacement plans for the 763, 757, A319/320, and 772s. Those 77Ws will likely b...

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by UA857
Fri May 28, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Can the 764 be configured into a high-density domestic configuration to replace the 77A or will they not have enough seats to fill in for the 77A? Continental originally had 4 767-400s in a domestic/Hawaii configuration, the other 12 were in a premium International configuration. Delta originally h...

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by UA857
Fri May 28, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Why would SQ need another aircraft when they've got the A359ULR (and A359XWB) doing those NYC flights already? And who is going to fly TYO-GRU? If SQ wants an onboard lounge on their SIN-EWR/JFK route they could request Boeing to create a custom-made 779LR similar to how QF requested Boeing to crea...

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by UA857
Fri May 28, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Can the 764 be configured into a high-density domestic configuration to replace the 77A or will they not have enough seats to fill in for the 77A?

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by UA857
Fri May 28, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Why would you think United would be looking at replacing the 77W? They are brand new. Given that the 77W is obsolete. UA should use the 77W as a stopgap until the 779 enters production. Regardless, those are brand new green aircraft with a lot of useful life. The 77W replacement plan is the least o...

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by UA857
Fri May 28, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Not so fast. The A359 is closer in size to the 78J than 789. It’s payload range unmatched by 789. It’s per seat costs are a bit less on the longer sectors. There is a simple upguage path to A35K if that becomes a necessity for 77W replacements. Risk mitigation wise, it’s a huge step to diversificat...

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by UA857
Thu May 27, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Why would SQ need another aircraft when they've got the A359ULR (and A359XWB) doing those NYC flights already? And who is going to fly TYO-GRU? If SQ wants an onboard lounge on their SIN-EWR/JFK route they could request Boeing to create a custom-made 779LR similar to how QF requested Boeing to crea...

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by UA857
Thu May 27, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Similar to how Airbus is proposing a ULH variant of the A35J called the A350-1000ULR. Will Boeing in response to Airbus propose a ULH variant of the 779 called the 777-9LR? The 779LR could fly further than the 778 and could be used on SQ´s SIN-JFK/EWR route and a possible GRU-NRT nonstop. Why would...

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by UA857
Thu May 27, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Would the 747F still be flying when the C-5M is retired?

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by UA857
Thu May 27, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334714

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

A lot of Anetters scoffed at the idea that the a359 order would ever come to fruition. Now it could very well be a lifeline for the company if these 777 birds don't make it back into service. If United really needs aircraft in the short run, it would indeed be surprising if United wouldn't just ord...

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by UA857
Wed May 26, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6515

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

First, Boeing would need to create a 77WBCF program. Currently, only IAI has a 777-300ER P2F program. Secondly, airlines are trying to offload 77Ws to reduce and optimize fleet size. Selling one airplane for $20M to buy a brand new one at $400M which carries MORE passengers doesn't make a lot of se...

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by UA857
Wed May 26, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6515

Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s? I figured that if Boeing offers 77W trade-ins they can sell more 779s and at the same do more 77WBCF conversions.

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by UA857
Tue May 25, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker range performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: Tanker range performance?

Do KC-10s and KC-46 lose range during refueling missions if there is cargo onboard?

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by UA857
Tue May 25, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 104
Views: 9685

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

No, that's a KC-46 with the boom not installed, yet. The boom fairing and CDL are still there but it's missing the thing that actually makes the KC-46 worth a $hit; i.e. the boom. You're also still thinking the DoD has an imaginary air freight shortage, rather than their very real boom shortage, so...

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by UA857
Tue May 25, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 104
Views: 9685

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

I found a picture of what a potential C-46 Pegasus would look like.



It´s basically a KC-46 without tanking equipment. It would still have air-refueling receptacles and can be converted into a tanker if nessary.

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by UA857
Sat May 22, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL A359 MTOW?
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: DL A359 MTOW?

viewtopic.php?t=1460083&start=100

There are 2 sub fleets of DL A359s as of now,
Fleet A, 11 A359s with a MTOW of 275T (delivered at 268T)
Fleet B, 4 A359s with a MTOW of 280T


Is the 280T variant the HGW variant?
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Web500sjc wrote:
According to this thread: viewtopic.php?t=1460083&start=100

There are 2 sub fleets of DL A359s as of now,
Fleet A, 11 A359s with a MTOW of 275T (delivered at 268T)
Fleet B, 4 A359s with a MTOW of 280T


Is the 280T variant the HGW variant?

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by UA857
Sat May 22, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL A359 MTOW?
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

DL A359 MTOW?

Does anyone know what is the MTOW of DL´s A359s? I heard they can´t fly JFK-BOM and JNB-ATL westbound nonstop? And given that DL has 20 A359s on order could DL convert them into the HGW variant to allow JFK-BOM and JNB-ATL nonstop?

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by UA857
Fri May 21, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Possible 777-9LR variant?

Similar to how Airbus is proposing a ULH variant of the A35J called the A350-1000ULR. Will Boeing in response to Airbus propose a ULH variant of the 779 called the 777-9LR? The 779LR could fly further than the 778 and could be used on SQ´s SIN-JFK/EWR route and a possible GRU-NRT nonstop.

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by UA857
Thu May 20, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta order the A321XLR?
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

Will Delta order the A321XLR?

Please excuse me if this has been disused before. With DL retiring the 763 in 2025. Will DL follow UA and AA in ordering the XLR to replace the 752/763? I can see DL ordering 50 XLR and use them on TATL 752 and low-end 763 routes while the A339 does high-end 763 routes. DL could also fly the XLR on ...

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by UA857
Sun May 16, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Can Boeing offer the 777F to the USAF? Absolutely! Cessna can also offer a C-172, Toyota can offer the new 4Runner, etc. That’s the beauty of private enterprise and government contracts: corporations can always offer, and the govt can always pass Would the USAF really be interested in purchasing a ...

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by UA857
Sun May 16, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

She’s dead, Jim. :lol: Very nice! Then what if the USAF needs a future airlifter? They'll do the same thing they do whenever they need anything else, buy a new one! When a military branch grows up and gets bored with what they have, or they realize there's just a burning hole in their requirements,...

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by UA857
Sat May 15, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

You, sir, can take your well-reasoned, cogent argument someplace else. Like to one of those uppity threads where people think and what not. This is a thread about the USAF ordering 748 freighters even though there’s no shortage of airlift, the 747 is going (gone?) out of production, and it’d serve ...

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by UA857
Sat May 15, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15043

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Words... You, sir, can take your well-reasoned, cogent argument someplace else. Like to one of those uppity threads where people think and what not. This is a thread about the USAF ordering 748 freighters even though there’s no shortage of airlift, the 747 is going (gone?) out of production, and it...

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by UA857
Thu May 13, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker range performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: Tanker range performance?

Hey guys, I have a question to ask you. Do tankers have unlimited range during air refueling missions or do they lose range during air refueling missions due to the offload of fuel? Yep! At least on the KC-10, we literally make gas as we offload it, via a secret process, so our only limiter is the ...

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by UA857
Wed May 12, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker range performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Tanker range performance?

Hey guys, I have a question to ask you. Do tankers have unlimited range during air refueling missions or do they lose range during air refueling missions due to the offload of fuel?

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