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by TTailedTiger
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 29
Views: 4598

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Wouldn't a better ruling be to prohibit both Airbus and Boeing from receiving any sort of government subsidies or loans?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 39
Views: 1612

Re: Body modifications

I suppose a part of my body has been modified. But then so have the majority of males born in the US. I'm happy with mine. Others perhaps not.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

The only question is, when will the mechanic who found this out and reported the issue to management have a grievance filled against him/her for interfering in union negotiations, get kicked out of the union and have AA be forced to fire him because it is a closed shop? Closed shops are illegal. Un...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Having read the article now, I see that he indeed confessed. Not the smartest thing to do to get some overtime, but from there to call him a terrorist is a stretch too far IMO. If you knew what management gets away with at MRO's across the globe, they should almost all be in jail. How many times ha...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

I think that there could be more to this story. About every aircraft mechanic on Earth would know that obstructing the connectors to an air data computer woud cause warnings. How do we know that this guy wasn't framed? It's easy to rush to judgement, especially with an Arabic name like that. One of...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

The only question is, when will the mechanic who found this out and reported the issue to management have a grievance filled against him/her for interfering in union negotiations, get kicked out of the union and have AA be forced to fire him because it is a closed shop? Closed shops are illegal. Un...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The fact of the matter is that there is no valid reason for the FAA to keep the Max grounded if Boeing meets all of their required fixes. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/186500/20190903_EASA_Ky-original.pdf See page 14. Not meeting All the requirements communicated to Boeing in July 2019 by E...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA ultimately grounded the a/c for MCAS, Boeing repaired it and submitted the fix in June, the FAA ran new test and came back with additional items to be cleared, Boeing says September for those fixes. When submitted, if they have satisfied all of the FAA concerns what reason would the FAA hav...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114894

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

So far no videos of the final flight have been uploaded. I would have thought they would be up by now.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If FAA doesn't need to ride the EASA fence (righfully so), why expect EASA to ride FAA's fence . . . ? I never made such a claim. I said the FAA cannot base their decision to return the Max to service on the EASA or any other agency's blessing The EASA can keep the Max grounded for as long as they ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We will see. The EASA has nothing to lose by keeping it grounded. EASA has nothing to gain by keeping it grounded. That's simply not true, as MSPNWA pointed out, it's a wonderful opportunity to harm a foreign competitor. A stronger Airbus is in the EU's best interest. Keep the competing porduct gro...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A lot of people talking about the possibility of the FAA ungrounding before EASA and the consequences. IIRC, they grounded it somewhat later than others. Furthermore, it took an Executive Order from the White House. Wonder when/if they would have done so otherwise. Makes me wonder how FAA would act...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So the EASA will keep a perfectly functioning airplane grounded. Just because. Fair enough. The EASA has made its bed. But you can be very sure they will cry foul when they must lie in it one day. :smile: And which perfectly functioning aeroplane would that be; the one who saw two crashes due to a ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Why is this thread still open and on page 61 already? We have a small number of very active people repeating again and again their very simplistic view of things: Boeing and the FAA are not to blame at all or only very, very, very little. Basically it is everyone elses fault, that the MAXes crashed...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5608

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

Devil is always in the details but ultimately JVs as well as regional flying leads to more mainline flying. Those are just basic facts. Tell me, what new international routes other than a shuttle to CDG/AMS has Delta started? Zero. I'm not sure what timeframe you were looking for, but over the last...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I can certainly understand the EASA's position and distrust of the FAA. However, they need to be careful to evaluate the submission in a timely manner and not apply higher standards than they would for any other aircraft. It would be bad for Airbus if the EASA looks like they are doing anything jus...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I can certainly understand the EASA's position and distrust of the FAA. However, they need to be careful to evaluate the submission in a timely manner and not apply higher standards than they would for any other aircraft. It would be bad for Airbus if the EASA looks like they are doing anything jus...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So the EASA will keep a perfectly functioning airplane grounded. Just because. Fair enough. The EASA has made its bed. But you can be very sure they will cry foul when they must lie in it one day. :smile:

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5608

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

Devil is always in the details but ultimately JVs as well as regional flying leads to more mainline flying. Those are just basic facts. Tell me, what new international routes other than a shuttle to CDG/AMS has Delta started? Zero. AA and UA have both made recent international expansion announcemen...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1701

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

As detailed in the story, the problem with re-opening the observation deck and the original Cloud Room restaurant is that the spaces where both were located are currently occupied by some of the building's apparently few remaining paying tenants. I'm all for renovating and revitalizing the building...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What line did Boeing cross? They allowed a system to be designed tested and certified that went rogue on the failure of a single sensor. To compound this they argued successfully to most certification bodies that the system was such that the pilots did not need to be informed. If the MCAS had been ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Only 200 hours? Not in the US and Canada. If you have only "new monkey watch old monkey, monkey do" kind of teaching on the job that is a good position to take. But there are other path to achieving good pilot qualification. Airlines away from the US like Lufthansa really invest in such s...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11612

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

When the US abolished the Sherman Act, the US ceased to be a free market economy. That is not an opinion, it's a definition of economics : the US3 oligopoly is influencing fares, the central condition of market economy, "atomicity of actors", is no more. Big players are influencing prices...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11612

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

What's this obsession with mergers and consolidation? It's as if some people on here won't be happy until the US is left with a single carrier. Consolidation is inevitable and cuts out waste. There will always be competition, but there is such a thing as too much competition which wastes resources....

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

You're the only one getting upset. There are plenty of examples of Airbus pilots claiming that their flight decks have better ergonomics and a better layout. My my only issue is that they make it sound like it's a fact. It isn't. It's a preference. I really don't know why they care so much. That's ...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

So, what have your Airbus pilots claimed?? I suspect that the Airbus has a significantly more comfortable flight deck, as Boeing has really never stepped up and done there best regarding pilot comfort, especially for ULR aircraft IMO. I have yet to hear any pilots complain about the 787 flight deck...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

FWIW: There are a number of Boeing pilots with previous Airbus backrounds and flight experience. Well that certainly goes against what some of our Airbus pilots here have claimed. Most of them say once someone has a taste of the superior Airbus they will never want to fly anything else. But those o...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Airbus put out a nasty ad campaign in the 90's claiming four engines were safer. https://m.seattlepi.com/business/article/Aerospace-Notebook-Boeing-rips-Airbus-ad-that-1092134.php What is "nasty" about it beyond clashing with your personal opinion/agenda? They were insinuating Boeing's ne...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

I don’t think we will see anything with the Boeing name on it carry a sidestick for a long time. Boeing has put so much effort into telling everyone how much better the yoke is that I don’t think they can go back for a long time now. Of course they can. If they design it, and the airlines like the ...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

FWIW: There are a number of Boeing pilots with previous Airbus backrounds and flight experience. Well that certainly goes against what some of our Airbus pilots here have claimed. Most of them say once someone has a taste of the superior Airbus they will never want to fly anything else. But those o...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac
Replies: 14
Views: 4335

Re: Hawaiian 9981 BFM-SEA circling SeaTac

The airplane is on its delivery flight. Something significant must have happened for them to do 4 missed approaches. I wonder if Hawaiian will send the airplane back to Mobile (or Toulouse) to be fixed? The 321neo can't do BFM-HNL empty? Or were they throwing it right into service for a SEA-HNL rev...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6059

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

737-800s are used in longer flights than A320s. 737-900ERs are used on longer flights than A321s. For over a decade, the longest 737NG flights tend to be about 10% farther than the A320 family. Yep, Delta uses the 739 on longer flights instead of their 321. The 739 can operate JFK-SEA and MCO-SEA w...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1877

Re: What's your ringtone?

I use the MD-11 multi-note tune for text messages. I'm not sure what it's calling the crew's attention to but sounds cool.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21543

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

With these types of cuts, it will become easier for DL to gain more ground, especially in BOS as they are ramping up the number of destinations and daily flights. Ha, what a joke. As someone who fly's DL primarily out of BOS (work contract) there's no way DL will ever compete with B6 as long as the...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3806

Re: Joe Biden ill??

Can we also have a thread about the mental capacity of the current occupant of the White House? Can we also have a thread about voting machines switching or not accepting votes? We need paper ballots and a mature adult candidate. Is Biden ill? Compared to what we have now, he is the picture of yout...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18242

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

ACs should pay them and then blacklist them from flying in the future.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

I absolutely agree that force feedback is important. It's also a technology that has been available for computer joysticks for decades now. Obviously aviation manufacturers have to make sure it will hold up to the usage/standards of a commercial airplane (though I think gamers probably abuse them m...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Absheim is a very good example why deny it? Habsheim was another sad accident, but there all similarities end. Nothing can be more different than 737MAX and Habsheim. Habsheim was controlled flight into terrain with a perfectly good plane, 737MAX was uncontrolled flight into terrain due to technica...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I had no idea the numbers were that bad (2 losses out of 370=0.5%) after so few total hours flown. That's like 1950's failure rates. Many people I talk to say they will never fly a MAX. Even though I'm an aviation geek I would pause before flying on one as well. There is no question in my mind that...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no IAD-MEM flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Why no IAD-MEM flights?

It's also the fact that MEM is a not-very-big airport (I'm talking passenger, not cargo operations) serving a not-very-big city. According to the airport's web site, it handles an average of 140,000 passengers a month, which equals 1.68 million per year, which doesn't even put them in the top 60 of...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Boeing incorporates force feedback in their FBW aircraft. It's going to feel like a traditional non-FBW jet. Boeing polled pilots when designing the 777 on whether they wanted a stick or control column. We see what won out. If Boeing were to ever move to a sidestick it would be an active sidestick ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

The main advantage of a yoke is having leverage to exert more force if manual reversion is needed. Since all new designs are fully fly by wire, that is not needed, so I don't know what Boeing's argument will be (and I'm a Boeing fan usually). Boeing incorporates force feedback in their FBW aircraft...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Embraer has already transitioned to sidesticks, like Airbus, UAC and COMAC. The KC-390 and latest business jets reflect this move. The E2 obviously retains the yoke to maintain commonality with the E-jet, but otherwise it is clear that Embraer is going sidestick for all future clean-sheet designs. ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Embraer has already transitioned to sidesticks, like Airbus, UAC and COMAC. The KC-390 and latest business jets reflect this move. The E2 obviously retains the yoke to maintain commonality with the E-jet, but otherwise it is clear that Embraer is going sidestick for all future clean-sheet designs. ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3277

Telescoping Control Columns

With Boeing and Embraer getting together, I would assume any future models would include as much communality as possible. Would reliability be good enough to introduce an adjustable control column that can be adjusted vertically and tilted forward and backward? Implementing it shouldn't be any issue...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?
Replies: 19
Views: 2926

Re: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?

Today, Air France, TAROM and Avianca operate the A318, as well as BA and Titan Airways with one A318 each. Mexicana, Avianca Brasil, LATAM Chile (then LAN) and Frontier either retired the aircraft or (in the first two cases) collapsed themselves. I do know of an A318 (HZ-RCA) flying for the Saudi R...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no IAD-MEM flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Why no IAD-MEM flights?

Yes it's a glaring hole in their network. Surely they could manage a couple of CRJ-700's on IAD-MEM.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 11036

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

Maybe Boeing will develop a varient of the 797 just for Spirit. A model with no exit limits that will jettison the walls and ceiling in an emergency. Then Spirit could be free to cram in as many people as possible.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 15603

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

EI321 wrote:
Hi all,

Bit of a long shot but I'm flying New York to Vancouver the second week of September, does anyone know which route combinations and flight times I could get on an MD90 or 87 via Atlanta?


It would have to be EWR-ATL. JFK and LGA are nothing but Airbus.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 30
Views: 5120

Re: Delta A321 bins

Didn't DL go with an aftermarket product? AA and Alaska's new 321neo's still have the same old style shelf bins. This is incorrect. AA was the launch customer for new larger overhead bins that Airbus now offers which allow for bags to be placed on their side. AA is also retrofitting all of their ex...

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