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by UA744
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9929

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

I believe Pan Am's large purchase of 747-100s was one of their biggest long term mistakes for a variety of reasons: 1. The 747-121s Pan Am purchased were some of the first 747s produced anywhere, and were quickly superseded by the much more capable 747-200. 2. Many of Pan Am's 747-121s had side carg...

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by UA744
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016

Maybe these help with some insight https://i.ibb.co/TBq8Hr9/7771.png https://i.ibb.co/dgxqW56/7772.png https://i.ibb.co/yWkTfq9/7773.png That is quite helpful for summarizing the improvements. Any information on which improvements can be retrofitted to previous 777-300ER and other 777s?

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by UA744
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016

Back in 2016, Boeing rolled out a PIP that was focused on the 777-300ER that I had some questions about. I believe it consisted of an engine PIP and tailskid removal, but I would like to know if there was anything else. What did the engine PIP consist of? How much of the PIP was able to be retrofitt...

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by UA744
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86179

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

To follow up on my original post: Regarding the A350-900 order, I see two possibilities: 1. The more likely option in my opinion is that United eventually cancels the A350 order entirely and converts into the current A321XLR order and either more A320neo or a potential top up order on the XLR. Evide...

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by UA744
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86179

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Great order for United. The A321XLR and LR appear to be the only real replacements for the 757-200, especially 757s deployed on longer routes. While they do sacrifice some cargo capacity and takeoff performance, the capacity and range of the XLR in particular makes it the best choice possible. Perso...

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by UA744
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 325
Views: 64281

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

How can the 777-300ER be converted to a freighter but the 777-200/200ER cannot? I thought the reason 777s couldn't be converted to freighters was due to their floors not being able to support freight loads. Does the -300ER have a different floor than the -200/200ER? Can the -300 be converted to frei...

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by UA744
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13388

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

A sad day for aviation. Captain Haynes and his crew were faced with one of the most difficult situations for which they were not trained and amazingly managed to save 185 lives. RIP.

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by UA744
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 25105

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

The lack of smaller aircraft with similar range to the large widebodies was another reason they could be successful, if utilized correctly. From the 1970s until the late 2000s, aircraft design combined with ETOPS restrictions meant the 747-200B and 747-400 in particular had no real competition on ma...

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by UA744
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20706

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

I have only been on the 747 twice, both -400s. My first flight was on D-ABTK from DTW to FRA. Second flight was on D-ABVO on the way back. I was allowed to sit in the cockpit on the ground and talk with pilots, as I sat in business class on the upper deck for the flight.

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by UA744
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20706

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

My only flight on the 747 was on a Lufthansa 747-400 to Frankfurt. Best flight I have ever been on.

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by UA744
Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707 JT8D
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Boeing 707 JT8D

First post here, I was wondering if anyone knows why Boeing did not develop a 707 with JT8D-17R engines as they are similar in size and power output as the TF33/JT3D the 707-320 used but are significantly more fuel efficient. The aircraft could have been in service by the early 1970s when 707 sales ...

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