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by B764er
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 11
Views: 2697

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

Sad that my country's airline instead of getting ready to celebrate its 100th birthday, has to fight for its life. AV's drama has been long and it is ironic that they are in a position to have a successful airline, yet something always goes wrong and they find themselves one step away from failure. ...

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by B764er
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 142
Views: 22402

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

Boeing may go solo with the 779x for now and surprise us with a 777-10x down the road. 778x may end up with the 783, 751 and 723 among other planes that never flew.

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by B764er
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361293

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Any idea what is going to happen to former CO 757 ship 3123? Are they fixing it or scrapping it?

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by B764er
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5102

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

They will buy it. Only when is the question.

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by B764er
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9281

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

The 797 should be built with the technology developed for the 787. To me without a question is what Boeing should do.

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by B764er
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10215

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

"FOLLOW YOU" car... :lol: LoL! (though I understand the reason why) :biggrin: I read the different posts and in the 2018 one, there's a photo of the dead guy stuffed in the wheel well. the report states that he froze to death. you see the photo and will agree he wasn't properly dressed or ...

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by B764er
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5738

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Walter Varney would be impressed to see that his two airlines are now merged into one. Or like William Boeing may have thought: they have united.

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by B764er
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40017

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

That photo smells like the scrap heap. Too bad it wasn't one of the older UA752's.

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by B764er
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered
Replies: 16
Views: 3334

Re: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered

The KC-135 stratotanker also uses CFM 56 engines.

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by B764er
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 757 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 6
Views: 3008

Re: UA 757 hard landing at EWR

First CO 757 to be retired? Hope not.

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by B764er
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)

The DC3 will outlive everything else out there.
By the end of the 21st century they will either add
Jet engines or electric motors to her.

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by B764er
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11169

Re: New Russian SST

TUPELOV...... somebody must've thought of Elvis

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by B764er
Fri May 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out
Replies: 21
Views: 4359

Re: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out

UA is not stupid. If they knew they were loosing they wouldn't have even bothered.

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by B764er
Fri May 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out
Replies: 21
Views: 4359

Re: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out

OMG, AV has hit some turbulence! And Efromovich is out! Oh man, what's next?

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by B764er
Wed May 22, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9856

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

The 788 should replace the 763.

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by B764er
Tue May 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18036

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

A commercial jetliner can't have less than 2 engines, and can't have less that 2 pilots. The people behind these absurd ideas have obviously never piloted a commercial jetliner. They better not come up with this b.s. ever again.

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by B764er
Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1788
Views: 360945

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

N37267 was at my local airport last saturday night and it looked splendid! It is a nice refresh of the livery.
I only say too bad there are no 727's on the UA fleet anymore. It would've looked smashing with this livery.

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by B764er
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8873

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

To me the 788 will be the 763 replacement. Sooner or later I'm sure it will come down to that.

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by B764er
Wed May 08, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10351

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

Boeing offered the airlines bigger variants: that's where the 767-400 (my favorite jetliner) came from. But the airlines wanted an all new design, and that's where the 777 came to be from. Then came the 787 Dreamliner. At that point the writing was on the wall for the 767. Now by 2028, the 767 must ...

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by B764er
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35573

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I hope A is watching and doing any corrections to their processes is necessary. Never put profits over safety!

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by B764er
Wed May 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1788
Views: 360945

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Anybody knows which planes will get the new livery next? Are they being painted as we speak?

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by B764er
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142022

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Ok JetBlue, today it is April 10th. We are waiting for the announcement ......

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by B764er
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PMUA 777s at EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 4830

Re: PMUA 777s at EWR

I never saw the plane but the truck that fueled it put a HUGE load of fuel in it.

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by B764er
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 9645

Re: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?

Too bad a "well deserved retirement" for these machines is getting broken up and turned into beer cans. So much for that.....

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by B764er
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17793

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Is it just me or it looks a bit Max9 - ish. I expected it to look a bit longer. Well, maybe after it is assembled we'll see the length of it.

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by B764er
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 61
Views: 16998

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

N777UA was the 1st to fly a commercial flight, but N774UA is the 2nd 777 built and first UA 777 ship. B-HNL. Is 777 #1. She was offered to UA but they passed her up and was then sold to CX.They in turn donated her to the Pima air museum last year. N771UA is ship#3, N773UA is ship#4, and N772UA is sh...

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by B764er
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Flight: UA2700 SFO-TUS-SFO (26FEB19)
Replies: 12
Views: 3773

Re: Odd Flight: UA2700 SFO-TUS-SFO (26FEB19)

If it was a smoky Takeoff it most likeky was an old UA PW powered 772. I see them at EWR all rhe time and have noticed that the older PW 772's do smokier takeoffs than the UA GE powered ones and even BA's RR powered 772's. Would've loved to have seen 757#1 in person. It has to be quite a sight.

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by B764er
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14085

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

I was so surprised that any US airlines were still flying to CCS. Guess they were waiting for Pres. Maduro to hijack one of their planes.

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by B764er
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718338

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Just heard on NYC news radio that there were no survivors. ✝

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by B764er
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1788
Views: 360945

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I saw the UA max livery for the first time in person recently and have to say it is a different and very flattering livery. I immediately thought that it wouldve looked great on their 727's as well. I hope the "evolution" is a good revision of their current livery. April is almost here and...

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by B764er
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 253
Views: 48486

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Looks like the "sardineliner" is slowly becoming a reality. From "A^A" they will be known as "O^O!"

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by B764er
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 253
Views: 48486

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Looks like the "sardineliner" is slowly becoming a reality. From "A^A" they will be known as "O^O!"

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by B764er
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34776

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

The 97 must have commonality with the 87 in the cockpit and save the airlines training time. I'm sure Boeing is thinking about that. I can almost bet that that's what they will do when it comes to the front office.

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by B764er
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 25784

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

That's around 750 gallons more. Wonder how much further it will go on that.

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by B764er
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123622

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

That air tahiti 87's livery reminds a bit of the thomsonfly livery. Very nice and wavy, it flatters
the round forms of the dreamliner.

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by B764er
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2

You may be right about the tight space there because of the construction. I was wondering how this had not happened already.

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by B764er
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 353
Views: 68057

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

That last illustration of the 797 posted here yesterday is how envisioned it from day one. Love the new nose on it. Thats the new face of Boeing. Hopefully the new 737 will also have it. For the new technology all they have to do is look back to the 787.

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by B764er
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133158

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

A 787 painted on the BOAC Comet style livery. The 787's round nose would look smashing and reminiscent of the Comet's own round nose.

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by B764er
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10535

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

The 747 4 engines make it a bit much for airlines used to the same performance with 2 engines. I think a 777-10x is now a possibility, with Airbus matching it with a new VLA twin, which I've named "A370."

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by B764er
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 62
Views: 15909

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

Too bad Robert Six died so long ago. Blossom could've gotten her friend Six to complain to him. Oh wait, he was with Continental. Ok......

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by B764er
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?
Replies: 24
Views: 4327

Re: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?

I've also noticed KLM has been mum about any special liveries. I hope they surprise us. The next airline to turn 100 will be Avianca, in December. I wouldve wanted them to have their own retro jet with the 70's/ early 80's all red with white livery with the "AV" on the tail. Guess nothing ...

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by B764er
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 117
Views: 28860

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

AV turns 100 on 12/5/19. Messy way to celebrate.

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by B764er
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10737

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Considering the temperatures that a lot of these areas are experiencing can cause frostbite in less than 4 minutes, I would say that the safety of their people are more important. It's about the safety of those working the ramp rather than planes being able to fly in it. Thank you burnsie 28. It ge...

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by B764er
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video
Replies: 32
Views: 4291

Re: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video

Doesn't bother me, I don't miss them.

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by B764er
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8716

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

The downgrade of UA's A350 order back to the smaller variant and their recent small order of 77W's makes it very clear to me that they are aiming for the 777x. They had a good sized fleet of 744's so they are going to need big jets to replace them. 777x is a sure shot for UA, I say.

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by B764er
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25241

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

United Airlines and Boeing Aircraft co. were both founded by the same person. So along with United Technologies (note the "United") the Boeing Aircraft/United Airlines/Pratt & Whitney connection is close & tight. United will always buy planes and engines from it's two brothers. Not...

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by B764er
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11392

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

imagine if the soviets had had a chance to build heir own "Tri-Starskis" and they even wanted to pay for the licensing rights!.
but politics win again I guess. all the history that was never written because of politics alone.

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by B764er
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133158

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

The Comet's livery would suit a dreamliner perfectly!

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by B764er
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 6832

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

To FA 9295, FA happen to be my initials. :D

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