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by crjflyboy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bay area airfare wars to CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Bay area airfare wars to CDG

bfitzflyer wrote:
Too much capacity, 5 carriers on a route that had one not that long ago.


So it's a THUNDERDOME style battle in the Bay area

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by crjflyboy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 874
Views: 127511

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is BOEING compensating airlines that are caught up in this disaster ? All sale / purchase agreements include a standard confidentiality agreement, with a more detailed side agreement since the 00's. The former may be published, the second never. RR included a 3rd confidentiality agreement as part o...

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 874
Views: 127511

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is BOEING compensating airlines that are caught up in this disaster ?

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bay area airfare wars to CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Bay area airfare wars to CDG

Actually, the big JV's are mostly outright cheaper on the same days, even for non-stops. But only for as long as Norwegian flies that route. The minute Norwegian pulls out, they'll rise their fares again. I can recall when I resided in Michigan and Independence Air arrived in LAN with 29 buck fares...

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bay area airfare wars to CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Bay area airfare wars to CDG

That's called the Norwegian effect. When one airline, in this case Norwegian, is offering low fares on a certain route, other airlines are 'forced' to follow in order not to lose any customers. They might not be as cheap as Norwegian, but they can't let the fare difference become too big. It's not ...

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bay area airfare wars to CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Bay area airfare wars to CDG

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/c ... 091355.php

It cost nearly the same to fly from PIT - PHL then what they are charging to CDG ... less taxes and fees
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These prices are crazy …

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/c ... 091355.php

It cost nearly the same to fly from PIT - PHL then what they are charging to CDG ... less taxes and fees

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18967

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Varsity1 wrote:
The chief pilot from Elite airways moved to Milwaukee. Pilot suspect the certificate was sold to midwest express. They are already a CRJ operator.


No evidence of the certificate being sold and with what funds ?

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18967

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data ... ry_doc.xml.

They are still sitting on the original 750,000 and nothing more.
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According to the most recent SEC filings in a year of offerings the rebirth of Midwest Express has found zero new investors.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data ... ry_doc.xml.

They are still sitting on the original 750,000 and nothing more.

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by crjflyboy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Aviation History Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: MSP Aviation History Thread

The movie AIRPORT was filmed there … Lincoln Airport

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by crjflyboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7060

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employees and their spening in Georgia creating more jobs and more payroll taxes and sales taxes ... it goes on and on Such logic suggests a tax credit for delta in MN and MI should be comin...

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by crjflyboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on Levy's Xtra Airways Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Any news on Levy's Xtra Airways Plans

https://www.recordnet.com/news/20190528 ... us-flights
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appears to be nothing but talk at this point … story says Levy would have 5 planes flying in 2019

https://www.recordnet.com/news/20190528 ... us-flights

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 17291

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Any insight on how Southern Aiways Express is doing in Florida ?

Those daily storms in Florida have got to really rock those Caravans they are using.

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7060

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employees and their spening in Georgia creating more jobs and more payroll taxes and sales taxes ... it goes on and on Yup. And it has nothing to do with a $40m fuel tax credit. Take away th...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7060

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

And yet georgia continues to give them a 4 cent per gallon fuel tax credit. Because the state gets the revenue back many times over in other forms. Thankfully, GA isn't CA or NY yet. They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employe...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60726

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

What did LOT do with all their old Soviet area aircraft when communism collapsed in Eastern Europe ?

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7060

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

Bobloblaw wrote:
And yet georgia continues to give them a 4 cent per gallon fuel tax credit.


Isn't Delta the largest private emplyer in the state ?

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4550

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

Redsand187 wrote:
Could they have considered flying supersonic across the Australian bush, making trips to Perth in half the time or less?


Concorde did fly Supersonic over part of Australia in the early 70's on the world tour ... studies say their was no ill effects ...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4550

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

http://www.concordesst.com/history/eh4.html
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some of the routes taken on their world tour in the early 1970's

http://www.concordesst.com/history/eh4.html

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6101

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max. Well, supposedly, in the late 90's/early 2000's, DL was studying re-engining the 727 with only 2 engines. That would have been interesting. Wow. Any links about this? Actually, russian even refit one Yak-40 to 2 honeywell Interesting...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6101

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max. Well, supposedly, in the late 90's/early 2000's, DL was studying re-engining the 727 with only 2 engines. That would have been interesting. It was actually much earlier in 1981 ... American was involved in it as well https://www.nyti...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6101

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

Even a small niche have a rough competition now. But first question is what about support net. Pls no more caps They would have to manufacture something nobody else is … maybe a 19 pax regional jet with 2 Williams FJ 44 - 4's. http://www.williams-int.com/products/airplanes-with-the-fj44-4-engine As...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13529

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Does IAD still have their smoking room ?

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2942

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

135 operators can operate aircraft for 9 paying customers as a commutter airline, regularly scheduled flights ... their are multiple 135 types http://www.usac.com/faa/InstructionTwo.asp?Product=Full%20135%20Operator My partner invested 125,000 to get a full 135 certificate and it took nearly a year ...

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4265

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

https://simpleflying.com/could-easy-jet ... -aircraft/
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Dutchy wrote:
The Ryan Air chief repeatedly said he was looking into it and turned it down. Mt guess is we will see Easyjet doing this before Rynair.


Easyjet does operate the 321 neo's now ... they have the range

https://simpleflying.com/could-easy-jet ... -aircraft/

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4265

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. I'm not so sure they are not looking at it. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-starts-selling-flights-to-the-us-and-south-america/ https://www.iceloll...

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4265

Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Could this happen ?

I had no idea Ryanair had 485 planes and Easy Jet has 327

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4375

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... yptr=yahoo
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Delta upgrading their inflight service.

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... yptr=yahoo

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 874
Views: 127511

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I understand Boeing has set aside 100 million to compensate those that perished on the 2 crashes, but are they also helping the airlines with the planes being grounded ?

If not … this is some serious dead weight for the airlines to cover.

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4375

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/analyst-delta-sees-revenue-capacity-gains-max-grounding “Delta has benefited from customer spillover from competitors and partners being impacted by the grounding of the aircraft,” Becker wrote. “Despite Delta’s higher growth, underlying industry capacity growth rema...

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by crjflyboy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4375

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/analyst-delta-sees-revenue-capacity-gains-max-grounding “Delta has benefited from customer spillover from competitors and partners being impacted by the grounding of the aircraft,” Becker wrote. “Despite Delta’s higher growth, underlying industry capacity growth rema...

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by crjflyboy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28672

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

The Washington Metro Silver line extension to IAD is progressing quite nicely … it's about 90% done and is on schedule to open in 2020. Just a 30 minute ride to downtown DC when it's up and running. http://dullesmetro.com/silver-line-stations/ Will we see a huge boom in traffic at IAD soon ? It is ...

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by crjflyboy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28672

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

http://dullesmetro.com/silver-line-stations/

Will we see a huge boom in traffic at IAD soon ?
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The Washington Metro Silver line extension to IAD is progressing quite nicely … it's about 90% done and is on schedule to open in 2020. Just a 30 minute ride to downtown DC when it's up and running.

http://dullesmetro.com/silver-line-stations/

Will we see a huge boom in traffic at IAD soon ?

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3817

Re: 19 seat airliner question

You are correct and you had to step over the wing spar as you moved forward. This was an operation dedictaed to one of the hotels in LAS, so it was not your typical commuter operation. Pre 135 days. he Hacienda Hotel ran a bunch of airliners uo to and including the 749 Constellation before the then...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3817

Re: 19 seat airliner question

BravoOne wrote:
Use to carry a FA onboard a 19 seat DH Heron between BUR/LGB and LAS. Sorry no pics, nor do I recall where she sat? (1963)


on a flight that short … that is crazy … and the HERON cabins are not tall at all

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23046

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

They bellies were full of freight … their was no FED EX, DHL, etc … cargo was huge in the 60's and 70's … now it is minor

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this allowed?
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Is this allowed?

When I was looking at A.nets homepage I found a picture of a US Airways 757 at SXM that has three girls under it is this even allowed on this website. I mean you can’t take pictures of people without there permission. 0806520 The federal courts have ruled that anyone in public can be photographed w...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 86
Views: 4830

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

September11 wrote:
For me:


BAC-111


I loved the 111 ... those engines were screamers

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 86
Views: 4830

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Fairchild METRO … The San Antonio sewer pipe

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3817

Re: 19 seat airliner question

Despite many opinions in error, the answer to 95% of aviation questions is, “it depends”. I reread the TCDS, you’re correct, 17+2. I took the 19 seats to be the passengers not including the crew, but I’m not certain. Scroll down … and look again … 2 in the cockpit, 19 PAX in the cabin … plus the hi...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3817

Re: 19 seat airliner question

The Approved Flight Manual and certification stipulate the minimum crew (flight crew). The number of passenger seats determines if and how many flight attendants are required. 18 or fewer passenger seats does not require a flight attendant. It does not matter how large the plane is. We used to have...

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by crjflyboy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3817

Re: 19 seat airliner question

The harbin Y-12 is a interesting plane. My former boss was supposed to be the launch customer here in the USA. He traveled to China to see the plane where it’s manufactured and it is incredible. It’s a town built around a factory that produces many different products including tractors. A demo mode...

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by crjflyboy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Also turbines are expensive, so are their maintenance. In this size aircraft, a single turbine might be more competitive than a twin. But single engine ops aren't allowed everywhere. However cheap 100LL is not available everywhere, here in France it's more than twice the price of Jet A. PW turbines...

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by crjflyboy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Good review. If the TEO540 works out to be reliable, this will be a great plane for Cape Air and, perhaps, an interesting alternative for business aircraft purchasers whose needs don't necessarily mesh with jet ownership. I'd rather have this plane ... yes it will burn more fuel, but that fuel is m...

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30537

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

If this holds true, that CRJ production has met it's end … what will replace them in the market ? Many communities rely on the CRJ 200 for air service as it's the proper passenger size for those markets. Larger aircraft wont work as every flight will likely lose money. Reduced frequencies of larger...

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30537

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

If this holds true, that CRJ production has met it's end … what will replace them in the market ?

Many communities rely on the CRJ 200 for air service as it's the proper passenger size for those markets. Larger aircraft wont work as every flight will likely lose money.

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by crjflyboy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Good review. If the TEO540 works out to be reliable, this will be a great plane for Cape Air and, perhaps, an interesting alternative for business aircraft purchasers whose needs don't necessarily mesh with jet ownership. I'd rather have this plane ... yes it will burn more fuel, but that fuel is m...

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by crjflyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

https://www.flyingmag.com/we-fly-tecnam ... traveller/
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A good review of the new Cape Air plane coming.

https://www.flyingmag.com/we-fly-tecnam ... traveller/

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by crjflyboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could the GE Catalyst be used to reengine 19-30 seaters?
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: Could the GE Catalyst be used to reengine 19-30 seaters?

Well, it sell too well with competitive turboprops 25 years ago. 217 built, 24 in service. It’s a plane in search of a market. GF Let's be honest ... it was very late to the party when it first came out and when it finally did CRJ mania had kicked in. There will no further SF 340's or Jetstem 41's ...

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