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by randomdude83
Thu May 06, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 33763

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

They should cancel the Max while they have a chance. It would reduce fleet complexity and just retire the 738NG when its ready

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by randomdude83
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18502

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

I'm of the opinion and I might be alone on this one, Boeing should risk launching the NSA without a launch customer. Basically spend all borrowed money of sort into an actual fully designed and proved flying concept without investing into production yet, that way Boeing is free to design a plane tha...

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by randomdude83
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 19440

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

I like that Tim Clark is blaming Boeing for keeping the A380 longer. Really Emirate is flying 10% of the A380 fleet now? by 2024 I still don't think they'll be even 50% utilization of the A380 fleet. So they can Retire them now if they want within the lease periods and still be perfectly fine. I Thi...

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by randomdude83
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 96
Views: 17306

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

May I Dream? how about Airbus actually market around an a380 with a wing that actually treats the a380 for its current size and not have any room for stretch or expansion or any of that nonsense like the current a380 has. I'm betting what airbus comes up with will look similar in proportion to the A...

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by randomdude83
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 20624

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

Good guess! I’ve done some digging. Egyptair have 4 A333 left in pax service with an average age 10 years, these could possibly be on 12 year leases as per industry norm. Replacing them with 4 787-10’s will complement their 8 787-9’s. MS appears to own all of their A330s...including 4 pax A332s par...

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by randomdude83
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 20624

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

sxf24 wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
sxf24 wrote:
None of the guesses so far have been right.


Do tell. There is a number of carriers mentioned in the thread to many to remember.

I would have said Saudi or BA.


It is not a new RR 787 customer.


Egyptair operates RR 787-9, could it be?

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by randomdude83
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 234510

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Out of curiosity, how hard is it to convert the GE772 to the PW772 Hawaiian configuration? I'm not saying UA should go out and purchase new seats, just removing the seats from the PW772A and installing them in GE772 for same exact configuration, is that super impossible?

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by randomdude83
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108063

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

For those interested, here is a recent interview with the captain of UA1175 about his experience with the engine failure. It gives you an idea of what goes on in the flight deck during these events. https://youtu.be/J7_lzeY23dI I've watched this video 8 times, its incredible for sure and the crew o...

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by randomdude83
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 23272

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

I've been thinking about this further and I know I suggested a few solutions to delta's 767 earlier but...I feel that when we debate these threads, it ends up excluding one of the most important aspect that we judge an airline with which is our comfort and the product we interact with as consumer. M...

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by randomdude83
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 23272

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

Delta 767 solutions: -short term Lease American a332 ( the engines will not be a problem) - Go after the Norwegian dream liners - make an offer for United 764 for short term lease/ purchase Basically buy 5 to 10 years of time until the NMA is Ready because that is the best long term investment, none...

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by randomdude83
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 234510

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

If the PW fleet is going to have either the 772A or entire PW fleet retired, would Pratt owe UA anything? Replacing 52 units is a big deal even during a reduced business climate. If UA really doesn't want to bring the 764 back, maybe UA could swing a deal with DL to swap 10 772LRs for 16 764s or ju...

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by randomdude83
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108063

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Thank goodness!!! I applaud the Japanese for being the first to initiate grounding of the PW772s until the actual cause/resolution is found. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1363636926838882310?s=21 Thank Goodness United is finally acting now. I was just thinking they have what? 47 GE Boeing...

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litz wrote:
Greg Feith has a FB post with a still from passenger video that clearly shows the fan blade damage ...

https://www.facebook.com/1620931826/pos ... 525569747/


All good points.

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by randomdude83
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108063

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

...does a bird Strike cause an engine to explode like that? I'm not trying to be pedantic and you're not alone in describing this engine failure as an explosion, but I don't see any evidence of an explosion. Rather, the engine failed and produced enough vibration to shed the cowling. The cowling is...

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by randomdude83
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108063

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

I feel like UA’s PW 772 need to be retired at this point. It seems that they go tech all the time lately too. Also these older PW4070 seem to not be reliable as they age. Let’s not forget the JAL engine failure that happened recently as well. I’m happy to be proven wrong on this. Can you share the ...

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by randomdude83
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future VLA-aircraft
Replies: 71
Views: 10790

Re: Future VLA-aircraft

I always thought that at some point our population is indeed growing and it’s almost guaranteed a next generation VLA will have to be developed right after all the brand new massive airports reach peak congestion and out of slots for narrow aircraft. I just think this might be something like 40 to 5...

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by randomdude83
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108063

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

I feel like UA’s PW 772 need to be retired at this point. It seems that they go tech all the time lately too.

Also these older PW4070 seem to not be reliable as they age. Let’s not forget the JAL engine failure that happened recently as well.

I’m happy to be proven wrong on this.

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by randomdude83
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 111
Views: 24642

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

There's no reason for Iran to buy Boeing if Airbus is willing and able to sell them aircraft. Buying Boeing is a gester of good will towards the american economy in hopes to keep the channels open but most importantly the supply chain/Support going without disruption (for both airbus and boeing). T...

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by randomdude83
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 33763

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

Surprised the 767 is not on the list here

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by randomdude83
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 321
Views: 45045

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

I am surprised AA hasn't sold its relatively new A332's (RR engines) to DL. Their A333 P&W are really older. AA will gladly sell it’s retired planes to the highest bidder. AA hasn’t sold its newer A332s to DL because DL doesn’t want them. The idea that DL is interested in every used plane on th...

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by randomdude83
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 234510

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

In everyone's opinion, is it costing more or less to keep all the old wide body aircraft types stored? American and Delta took the opportunity to shed some wide body aircraft types away for efficiency. I'm curious why United is holding on to a large old fleet of 772s/763s/764s? I understand the simp...

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by randomdude83
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49447

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

The real questions are: Who will be responsible for refitting the grounded aircrafts? Boeing? Or will Boeing train airline mechanics to do the modifications? Who will be responsible for test and passing it to make sure it’s all working per FAA specs? What if something happens similar to the crashes,...

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by randomdude83
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 99356

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Delta does the following PW engine work in house. PW4060 (767), PW2000 (757)., PW1500G (220) and soon PW1100G (321NEO). The only PW engines outsourced are the PW4168A for the 330. Interesting about the PW4168A, is it just cheaper to outsource? They have a large fleet of PW a330s and given there exp...

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by randomdude83
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing studied revamp of 737-10 prior to pandemic
Replies: 146
Views: 29938

Re: Boeing turning attention to 737-10

The 7310Max does look good on paper for sub 2900nm missions, if Boeing can get it to be a solid 3900nm. That would be something against the a321 customer base. So pretty much impossible. I mean what can Boeing possible do here to get that much improvement? more Aux tanks? more thrust? better landing...

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by randomdude83
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 33763

Re: Rumor: ANA to reduce their fleet of large aircrafts by half

Additional retirement in FY2020 777-300ER : 13 777-300 : 2 777-200ER/200 : 7 767-300ER/300 : 5 737-700 : 1 Total 28 hmm so they want to keep the A380? They just got them...spent millions of dollars on them...and you want to retire them? It won’t cost them that much to operate three a380s either way.

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by randomdude83
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106292

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Does anyone know if having the one type only truly benefits SW cost wise? Meaning, do they find them selves subbing equipment without the need to sub pilots that frequent? I feel that we have to keep in mind that despite the MAX issues, the NG 700 and 800s are fairly reliable and made SW what it is....

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by randomdude83
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 224026

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

Disregarding the DL talk... American now positioned it self to have the most efficient fleet in america For COVID era.

They now have 4 types to operate and technically the 777 pilots can fly the 787 as well for a shared pool. Lets hope American can survive this well.

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by randomdude83
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 224026

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

[*] I don’t think every one here fully grasps that DL, just like every airline in the world, is retiring planes early because they don’t need the capacity, and that it’s going to be years before DL’s widebody fleet is 2019 size or larger. The problem with DL’s wide body fleet is that they need small...

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by randomdude83
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 224026

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

Not entirely surprising, as this essentially was a small, sub fleet and with the retirement, AA can eliminate a pilot group. The planes weren't old. I wonder where they will end up? Maybe DL would buy some later and fly them for a few years? DL as with most other carriers certainly don't need the b...

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by randomdude83
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153658

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

While I understand this would be a total long shot, do you suppose there is any chance Delta might buy/lease United's 16 B-767-400ER aircraft as a way to replace some older B-767-300ERs now and bridge an eventual purchase of new long haul aircraft closer to the 2030 time frame? Not that Delta would...

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by randomdude83
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137710

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Based on everything i'm reading, I feel that Delta's actual choices are the following: 1-Make a deal with Boeing, trade 717 for 737Max, if inevitable layoffs happen...blame it on Covid and defend your 717 trade by bringing up the 2023 required modification + covid and that Boeing threw a 737MAX Deal...

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by randomdude83
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir receive 12th (and last) A220
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: EgyptAir receive 12th (and last) A220

First, kudos to the airline for accepting the aircraft per contract. This is not a good environment. I look at the quantity stored and I stop concerning myself with options for the A220. Lightsaber I think it's smart to take them right away. the a220 will be the right size aircraft to use on many r...

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by randomdude83
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 22957

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

Do B788 really needs 4 sets of full exit doors each side? Could D2L/R be reduced to the over wing size of exit to have more flexibility in planning on board premier class lay out similar to the A321LR? I've always asked that question. OR how about change D3 L/R to something smaller thats plugged an...

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by randomdude83
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 99356

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Rumor is they are next on the chopping block if demand does not show signs of picking up. To us enthusiasts who are checking fleet websites for age of aircraft, the A320s need to be going for sure before the b738 as they are older. BUT..Delta in the end knows whats best as they have those numbers i...

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by randomdude83
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 99356

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Rumor is they are next on the chopping block if demand does not show signs of picking up. To us enthusiasts who are checking fleet websites for age of aircraft, the A320s need to be going for sure before the b738 as they are older. BUT..Delta in the end knows whats best as they have those numbers i...

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by randomdude83
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29767

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Gut feel: Boeing is clearing space within the Everett facility in order the prepare for the Next Big Thing. Wayne Gretzky famously said "skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been." With what money? ⋅  Boeing just lost $2.4B in one quarter! ⋅  737...

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by randomdude83
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29767

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

I'm surprised at the doom and gloom comments about the 777X. Its going to be Fine. it'll make its money. The delay is not caused by faults with the 777X program, just the Covid situation. so no major redesign spending going on here really. just a 2 year hold? it can not be that costly really. Might ...

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by randomdude83
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15810

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

why can't airlines just trade fleets? Delta's 10 77L for 21 764s from UA?
Or American's a330 for Delta's 777 fleet?

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by randomdude83
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19866

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

what could he possibly do better than what parker is doing? lets just discuss that instead

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by randomdude83
Fri May 22, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 224026

Re: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

Its funny to me that AA a few years ago with so many old MDs and fleet diversity went from the most old inefficient fleet batch to now the most efficient fleet in america. it only took a virus/Merger and lots of debt. So yeah, those 77E aren't going to last and i'm betting all of them by the end of ...

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by randomdude83
Thu May 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 315
Views: 17992

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

I guess the 5 Etihad 3510s are paid for. Hence the term "abandon". Or "fly tipping" maybe??!! Yes they’ve been paid for. Those planes are marked as delivered by Airbus If they're paid for already. The a35k is some 21% more efficient than operating the 77W. If also they have thei...

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by randomdude83
Fri May 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137710

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

From a simplification perspective would it not be wiser to push Airbus into developing an A225 instead of adding another type to the fleet? On the other hand, the 737MAX had a horrible start, but the reasons for the crashes are now understood and regardless of what everyone wants to say, can be res...

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by randomdude83
Fri May 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137710

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

From a simplification perspective would it not be wiser to push Airbus into developing an A225 instead of adding another type to the fleet? An A220-500 would be more expensive to purchase actually because of Airbus. As many shared. Airbus would have to put development cost into it and will probably...

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by randomdude83
Thu May 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153658

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

So what happens to the refurbished brand new delta one seats? do they get relocated to perhaps newer a350 or a330? I believe the 777 seats are slightly wider than the A350 (and certainly A330) seats so they will likely have to be scrapped unless someone is able to do some seat surgery. Possibly som...

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by randomdude83
Thu May 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153658

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

So what happens to the refurbished brand new delta one seats? do they get relocated to perhaps newer a350 or a330?

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by randomdude83
Tue May 12, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 42238

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

How about...a Merger is more likely to happen. I don't think a MAJOR or at least the Big three will have trouble getting through this. but a Merger is likely to happen especially with all of them shrinking to half their size. Spirit/jet blue? alaska/southwest? american/united? delta/qatar?....ok tha...

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by randomdude83
Wed May 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 224026

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I've always wondered why not convert the A332 to high capacity domestic version and just have some pilots from the A321 group also pilot the a330 for domestic use? sort of create a high capacity meet demand for markets that don't have 787/777 pilot base. obviously not right now but is that too costl...

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by randomdude83
Tue May 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 156717

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Assuming existing wing the Height of the 400 shouldn't be an issue as it has taller gear. The weight of the RB211-524 (heaviest 763 Engine) is listed as 5,688–5,790 kg The weight of the GEnx-2B67 is 5,613 KG according to this https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS%20IM%20E%20102_is...

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by randomdude83
Tue May 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 156717

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

What is the actual weight of the GEnX engine compared to the current 767 offerings? Also doesn’t the larger size of the GEnX can potentially lead into the same path of 737max where the engines gets hung higher and cause aerodynamic issues? Assuming existing wing the Height of the 400 shouldn't be a...

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by randomdude83
Tue May 05, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 156717

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

What is the actual weight of the GEnX engine compared to the current 767 offerings? Also doesn’t the larger size of the GEnX can potentially lead into the same path of 737max where the engines gets hung higher and cause aerodynamic issues?

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