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by DL717
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

Polot wrote:
DL717 wrote:
737 Max is easy. Tailcone.

And winglets


Scimitars are available on the NG. GP never able to tell between that and ATW.

SEU wrote:
Polot wrote:
DL717 wrote:
737 Max is easy. Tailcone.

And winglets


And Engines


Only if you know what to look for. The GP doesn't really, much less an A320 vs 737.

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by DL717
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

Neo - Engines
ACF - No middle door, maybe

Otherwise, going to be tough to tell...

737 Max is easy. Tailcone.

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by DL717
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 447
Views: 68954

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Regarding the couple of gates at the new T1 that I mentioned would be capable of handling Stage 5 aircraft (up to 747s), they are being included in the design just in case at some point, a carrier that might use a 747, A350, etc., might end up living in or using T1. Overflow would be another reason...

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by DL717
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 206
Views: 18464

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

The replacement is one stop hops to small markets in 100-seat variants like the A220. Think late 80’s early 90’s small market scheduling patterns before a 50-seater was considered the small market pantheon. http://www.departedflights.com/DLwinter91dom.html http://www.departedflights.com/WA030187.html

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by DL717
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 216
Views: 33635

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

When they first started the program at Bombardier, they showed multiple cabin configurations which perfectly covered the 736/A318 and 737/A319. It would not surprise me at all given all the years of talk about a CS500/A225 of there was already some work done on what would now be a -500. This was nev...

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by DL717
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2136

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting a...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

I’m all for USB-C. It’s the correct path to having a PC in hand when you consider the data transfer capability and how it can properly carry the video/audio component needed to drive a monitor. While it can be done right now with varying connection types, its ideal if every device can simply plug in...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Two points from me: One, the "picture crisis" is not and should not be. Borders do need enforcement. Enforcement is just that and force is used and needed at times. The picture captures just one moment of that and there are thousands of migrants and there are not thousands of pictures lik...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Amazed about the outrage from a picture. But no outrage to seeing thousands of people living under horrible conditions under a bridge. Seems like the non-concern about homelessness in California and other places. But you see a guy with a horse and twist the picture to make it about your narrative. ...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Amazed about the outrage from a picture. But no outrage to seeing thousands of people living under horrible conditions under a bridge. Seems like the non-concern about homelessness in California and other places. But you see a guy with a horse and twist the picture to make it about your narrative. ...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Here is another angle, tells a different story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-23/angry-scenes-at-haiti-airport-as-deported-migrants-arrive/100484690 Nope. It does not. That’s a common tactic to control a distracted horse. But you’d have to know how to ride a horse to be familiar with it. I am...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Amazed about the outrage from a picture. But no outrage to seeing thousands of people living under horrible conditions under a bridge. Seems like the non-concern about homelessness in California and other places. But you see a guy with a horse and twist the picture to make it about your narrative. ...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Am I missing something? Are there not Border Patrol cowboys whipping the migrants at the border I can see you don’t know anything about controlling a horse. They weren’t whipping the migrants. Here is another angle, tells a different story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-23/angry-scenes-at-hai...

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6677

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

LabQuest wrote:
He's hanging from a tree somewhere.


I prefer the alligator route. More pain and suffering.

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by DL717
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4735

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The US is most desirable because they will be able to get a job and send money home, and most importantly they won't be deported since right now, the administration doesn't want to enforce the laws. Am I missing something? Are there not Border Patrol cowboys whipping the migrants at the border I ca...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 69181

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

SELMER40 wrote:
When does Delta get their last A221s?


December 2022

What they have on the schedule:

A221

1 delivery in January, February, November and December of 2022

A223:

2022 10
2023 11
2024 8
2025 10
2026 5

Plus the 50 options.

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by DL717
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?

A former colleague of mine just retired recently due to Anxiety. He was a machine at work all his life. COVID took a real toll on him. The family came to visit over Christmas and he was almost numb the whole time. I caught him talking to himself a few times, so we took him to the doc. They put him o...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 43
Views: 4233

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Nice troll thread. HSR cheaper? LOL Pure HSR is expensive, however, if one were to follow the Europeans by building main (normal rail) lines with higher speed limits, using high speed conventional electric locomotives, it can be a viable business as the European rail companies have shown. Ignores t...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 43
Views: 4233

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Nice troll thread. HSR cheaper? LOL

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by DL717
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12793

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Are you sure you're not thinking of taxiways Z/ZA? That fits your description of leading to the end of the runway. They were cleared to enter 22R via Whiskey, which is not a perfect 90 degree turn but does go into the DT of 22R. Where they would have turned from Romeo onto Whiskey there is an immed...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12793

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Granted the layout is a mess, but surely that’s what lighted yellow versus red w/white border signs are for? Also not sure if they’re using it on the A330, but TK has an EFB solutions package through Jeppesen. Depends on where they are located. Based on where the hold bars are, the signage location...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12793

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

To be fair, the area where they began the takeoff run (22R)is a CF of disjointed intersections, poor markings, acutely angles to the runway, displaced thresholds and mixed asphalt and concrete pavement. Hell, the area has a taxiway leading up to the runway ends instead of 90 degree turns which isn’...

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by DL717
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12793

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

To be fair, the area where they began the takeoff run (22R)is a CF of disjointed intersections, poor markings, acutely angles to the runway, displaced thresholds and mixed asphalt and concrete pavement. Hell, the area has a taxiway leading up to the runway ends instead of 90 degree turns which isn’t...

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by DL717
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2589

Re: The appeal of raising children

I have made the decision to not have kids for many reasons. One of the main ones was that it didn't seem worth hobbling my entire life simply to not feel lonely for my last few years. If you think that having kids is going to "hobble your entire life", then you've made the right decision ...

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by DL717
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1407

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

“It seems a near certainty that there will be substantially more remote work going forward,” Powell said. “That’s going to change the nature of work and the way work gets done.” Powell said the heavy investment by companies in new technology means there will be more jobs in the future associated wi...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42915

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Incredible piece here by an angry veteran: https://laurajedeed.medium.com/afghanistan-meant-nothing-9e3f099b00e5 I remember Afghanistan well. I deployed there twice — once in 2008, and again in 2009–2010. It was already obvious that the Taliban would sweep through the very instant we left. And here...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5990

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

I have noticed with my own 5 kids, all chose to have smaller families, which surprised me I thought they had a wonderful childhood and would want to give their children the same experience of having lots of siblings. I was wrong. two have 3 kids two have 1 kid one zero The ones with the most wealth...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42915

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It’s China’s turn. If they play by the rules, they’ll waste billions like the rest of us. If they don’t, we’ll be getting our iPhones from Afghanistan inside of 5 years. They have mining interests in Afghanistan. Will be interesting to see their response. They talk like we did, but they are less lik...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42915

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IIRC he wanted to keep special forces there (or within strike distance) and use them to continue to cut off the head. This is probably how we should have dealt with these clowns from the get go. Find them, kill them and wait for the next loser to rise up, then kill him too. Use drones and special f...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42915

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Never mind what Trump would or would not have done. Biden is President. He tore up every Trump policy to the glee of many here, and could have totally rewritten anything his way in Afghanistan. It matters nothing if his critics or his supporters are hypocrites. The execution of the withdrawal is hi...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22537

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

Even when DL is done with them it seems like Hawaiian will still be operating them for the foreseeable future and are quite happy with them. This will be an interesting watch. They’ve brought the 321Neo on property. A319Neo? A320Neo? A220? Embraer E2? E2 gives them some flexibility to bring in the ...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5990

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

You make it sound very easy. What country was he from? I’ll bet it was somewhere in western Europe without extensive suspicion and vetting by authorities. And how long ago? We are not in those times anymore. My boss waited 2.5 years to get his college-educated Australian wife’s green card. That doe...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1832

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Keeping it going after 60. Good on ya! At my age I am reminded of the old saying - "once a king, always a king, but once a (k)night is enough" :lol: Oh man. My uncle had a coffee cup with that on it when I was about 10. I asked him what it meant and he told me to ask again in 5 more years...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5990

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The anti-immigration zealots seem to be tone deaf that the healthy US population graph is the result of a fairly open immigration policy. That healthy population is also essential if we are to continue to be able to compete with China and the rest of the world. These "zealots" you speak o...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 548
Views: 78564

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

At today's Embraer earnings event they had a few more details including images. SVP of Engineerings Luis Carlos Affonso said the basic configuration for 70-90 seater has largely been settled on, and the commercial team would have more to share later this year. The fuselage would have the same diame...

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by DL717
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1832

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Hot lips?
Sugar baby?
:lol:


Keeping it going after 60. Good on ya!

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by DL717
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22537

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

I had a Delta pilot claim to me one time that Delta was paying more for CRJ's than what Boeing offered them 717s for. I asked him why they wouldn't jump all over that deal. "Because they don't want US to fly them," he said with a sneer. Of course, he didn't mention that they probably want...

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by DL717
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22537

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

Boeing757100 wrote:
So, if all of the airlines mentioned in this thread (US, Cebu Pacific, Germanwings) actually received 717s, then would it have performed better?


Add TWA. They had ordered 50 of them.

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by DL717
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2914

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

As for what Non-AV is, a lot of it is based on people posting new ideas other than politics, and we are missing the sports threads, and general hobbies threads of the past, but that is due to the lack of posters wanting to start up new topics outside of politics. Could the lack of posters have some...

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by DL717
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6381

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

SpaceX basically gives billions to the US government... ...by not demanding the ULA fantasy prices. Amazon, on the other hand, heavily uses government-paid infrastructure for free, namely roads. And I've not yet heard about a single SpaceX employee who has to live on food stamps. Musk is heavily su...

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by DL717
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5599

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

This happened on I-10 in rural Texas somewhere between El Paso & San Antonio. I was going 88 and the speed limit was 80. It was during the day, the weather was clear, and there was no construction around. I did not do anything to piss the cop off, and in fact the total dialogue was very minimal...

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by DL717
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2241

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

I was at Clark in the Philippines when Pinatubo erupted. We just put all the equipment in trucks, dumped in the path of it and left. Pilots flew out the planes and that was it. Crazy few days. Millions in equipment left behind to be destroyed. Wouldn't be surprised if they destroyed some engine bloc...

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by DL717
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2274

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Could have sworn I saw a mention of Lent in another thread? Weirdness. Lent is when you ask forgiveness for yelling at a sibling or other small discretions. Ruining how many woman's lives because you used the fact they needed you to get ahead in the profession as a way to have sex with them? Sorry ...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2752

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

In the 90's everyone got mad. When they stopped being mad (or killed themselves off) everything sounded the same. Still does.

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by DL717
Tue May 25, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22537

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

SteelChair wrote:

You seem very certain....you must have been party to aircraft purchase negotiations.


Or know people who were.

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by DL717
Mon May 24, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22537

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

It's a shame it had an "oddball" engine. I think that really hampered sales. Personally, I've always been very impressed with the airplane, MD seems to have addressed almost all the shortcomings of the earlier models of the series. The range hampered sales and the LR was too late to marke...

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by DL717
Mon May 24, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small building with hardstands at DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Small building with hardstands at DFW

BENAir01 wrote:
I thought it was just an abandoned satellite facility from the Delta hub days.


It is. The ASA props operated from it.

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by DL717
Mon May 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22537

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

It's a shame it had an "oddball" engine. I think that really hampered sales. Personally, I've always been very impressed with the airplane, MD seems to have addressed almost all the shortcomings of the earlier models of the series. The range hampered sales and the LR was too late to marke...

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