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by pnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2891

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

Furthermore, I do seem to notice, anecdotally, that the GE -300s seem to regularly fly long haul, while the RR -300s see both long and intra-European legs. Any info or correction on that would be greatly appreciated! Good point on this. I usually see the GE -300s here in Montreal, maybe a testament...

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by pnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2891

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

As far as I know THY have some 242t A333’s which have the center tanks activated with GE engines, it’s a legitimate 12hr aircraft with good payload, at MZFW it’s a 10ish hour aircraft. Possibly some 238t versions as well IIRC Thanks for the info! That would seem to make a lot of sense for the route...

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by pnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2891

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

Furthermore, I do seem to notice, anecdotally, that the GE -300s seem to regularly fly long haul, while the RR -300s see both long and intra-European legs. Any info or correction on that would be greatly appreciated!

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by pnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2891

THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

The humble A330 never ceases to amaze me. I was wondering how Turkish is able to profitably fly routes such as ICN-IST, IST-ATL, and the like with their "stock?" 233ton MTOW A330-300s? Or have they opted for the HGW? These routes have routinely pushed 12+ hours on flightaware. Are there an...

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by pnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Drunk
Replies: 17
Views: 6323

Re: Flying Drunk

According to the news reporter, there were 3 people not involved with the aircraft who were edit* hurt*
4 people in the aircraft were killed

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by pnut
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to fly to EZE & GRU with the A359
Replies: 20
Views: 4209

Re: Turkish to fly to EZE & GRU with the A359

If that was the only concern the 787 would already be flying there. The A359 is probably the most appropriate size for this route. The current 77W was probably too much capacity (especially for the GRU-EZE sector) and it was the only aircraft in TK's fleet capable of this route, until they received...

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by pnut
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to fly to EZE & GRU with the A359
Replies: 20
Views: 4209

Re: Turkish to fly to EZE & GRU with the A359

Remember Jet Fuel is the MOST expensive in Latin America so they're trying to reduce their fuel bill by putting the A359 on the route. If that was the only concern the 787 would already be flying there. The A359 is probably the most appropriate size for this route. The current 77W was probably too ...

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by pnut
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

As far as I am aware, the 251t MTOW option includes some physical reinforcements in the wing & wing box. It will be very difficult to go from 242t to 251t version (read: impossible without an Airbus modification SB, which is currently not in the planning as it will be very complicated to do thi...

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by pnut
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

As far as I am aware, the 251t MTOW option includes some physical reinforcements in the wing & wing box. It will be very difficult to go from 242t to 251t version (read: impossible without an Airbus modification SB, which is currently not in the planning as it will be very complicated to do thi...

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by pnut
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

(Btw: IIRC, DL has two flavors of 767-300er, one that is 408Klbs with a blocked D1 seat for pilot rest, and a 410/412Klbs "pacific and african" config with either two D1 seats blocked or an underfloor bunk, mainly used on TPAC out of SEA and LOS/ACC out of ATL when it sees 767 service. Th...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the ex-CO 767-200ER?
Replies: 35
Views: 7713

Re: Why did UA retire the ex-CO 767-200ER?

Didn't US Air fly them on their ill fated CLT - HNL route? yes. Barely lasted a year though. :( IIRC they also flew them CLT-GIG or CLT-GRU around the same time and for just about as long. I am not sure if they had to make unscheduled fuel stops like CLT- HNL often did. IIRC there were only a few f...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 12248

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

Did DL take control of some of the overhaul issues regarding the BR700 engines? IIRC, they had an overhaul interval of ~8500 cycles? Something significantly less than the CFMs and V2500s. I'd imagine HA did some type of rectification with cycling the engines of their 717s to achieve max time on airc...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 777A Performance out of OGG question
Replies: 3
Views: 4059

UA 777A Performance out of OGG question

Hi All! Longtime lurker, new poster here :bouncy: Do UA HI-configured 777A, with the increased seat count, run into any performance issues from OGG runway(s)? I find the 777A to be an enigmatic beast inso that (I think) it was concieved as a domestic hauler, but it has shone on TATL-Eastern seaboard...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-BUD?
Replies: 21
Views: 5162

Re: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-BUD?

I would think, from a purely amateur level, that the current 767 flying is about as good as it would get, with the opening of TATL routes in BOS among other US TATL additions of late. BUD, to me would scream 767 or MOM treatment, not so much A330 flying. With the latter being the only mid(ish) size ...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

Slightly off my own topic (forgive me), however I had a very interesting tidbit of information from an ops manager out of IST when DL flew there. I know it is purely anecdotal and informal, but he stated that there would be a switch from 767 equipment to A330 for a period because of "weight res...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

Would MSP and DTW get NEO TPAC love (lookin' at DTW-NGO here :duck: )? That's a sensible route, but sensibility might get overridden for utilization or base assignment reasons, like 339s concentrated at SEA and 359s at DTW. Even with accelerated deliveries DL is 15-18 months away from having a 339 ...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

Thanks again for the info! I was under the impression that the 251ton MTOW wouldn't be offered until 2020? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-formally-lists-251t-a330neo-as-new-weight-var-450991/ I'm sure for the current route structure, the 242ton Neo more than suffices, however, I'm...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

Thanks for that info! I would really be excited to see if the current NEOs would be "upgradeable" to the 251t MTOW to provide maximum utility and scheduling flexibility. It seems that Delta is really utilizing the boost in range/payload and fuel economy with its TPAC and TATL flights from ...

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 7471

Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

My first topic post :cloudnine:
Do Delta A330NEOs have the 242 ton MTOW offered currently? If so, do they plan on upgrading to the 251 ton MTOW, and retroactively upgrading the current NEOs? Thank you for your insight, experience, and polite corrections.

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by pnut
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the ex-CO 767-200ER?
Replies: 35
Views: 7713

Re: Why did UA retire the ex-CO 767-200ER?

Would a crew rest, similar to that on DL's current configuration of 767s, have been possible to give more cabin area for revenue pax? (The bulk hold rest sleeps 5, I believe. More than enough for a crew complement for the -200, I believe.) Would that have allowed lie-flat rest requirements for pilot...

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