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by PowerJet
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3214

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

I think if they added some gold to the tail, it would really pop. It’s OK to have a new library, but adding some life to it doesn’t hurt

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by PowerJet
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 295
Views: 28793

Re: Allegiant Flying Orlando to Montreal

Its interesting how airlines do out-of-house maintenance and upgrades. I saw a Sun Country 737 at a hangar at Istanbul the other day.

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by PowerJet
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close Seattle R&D center
Replies: 105
Views: 12208

Re: Boeing to close Seattle R&D center

Does Boeing move away from every place that has unionized labor to non-union places only? How is this supposed to work for society and the economy? Boeing receives a lot of orders from taxpayers money plus reduced taxes for Washington site manufacturing. I don't blame Boeing alone for all this mess...

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by PowerJet
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 21
Views: 5329

767-200 No Flaps Takeoff

Mods, you know what to do if this has already been talked about, and please have mercy on me, but years ago I was on a US Airways 767 a few times where they took off with only the leading edge slats deployed. the 762 on every other airline took off with flaps. Does this happen lots on the 762 or is ...

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by PowerJet
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 44119

Re: Embraer releases first pictures of its new turboprop

Very cool! I thought propeller airliners were becoming a thing of the past. It would be wonderful if some of these made it into American markets.

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by PowerJet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines
Replies: 39
Views: 7831

Re: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines

I can almost guarantee that there is NO WHERE in their FOM (or any of their rule books) that mandates they taxi on one engine. According to my training, however many engines are present are the amount of engines you're authorized to use. If the company is cash-strapped they can request this, but now...

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by PowerJet
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36951

Re: ExpressJet Shutdown Moved Up to September 30th

dalmit wrote:
Is this some kind of a data issue with Flightaware.com or are there currently no Expressjet flights flying?

expressjet.jpg



Im seeing a few. TYS-ICT IAH-TUL IAH-ECP IAH-MEM... ICT, of couse being their final stop and the termination of their career at EV.

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by PowerJet
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36951

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

I stand by my statement. And you are being selective in what you choose to include. Today's Expressjet is made up of multiple carriers including ASA and Britt. Both of whom had substantial accidents. Sure, if you wish to go all the way back to every accident at every airline that came together to m...

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by PowerJet
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36951

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. Really? What a crazy statement. Keep in mind that it’s far better for United financially to operate...

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by PowerJet
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36951

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

I Certainly do NOT think that is an ignorant statement. ExpressJet at one time flew nearly 5,000 flights daily. It was one of the largest airlines in the world based on departures The ONLY hull loss accident ExpressJet had was in the 90's, while they were TRAINING on it and that aircraft is even st...

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by PowerJet
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36951

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. I'm sorry, that's just an ignorant statement. Name a US carrier that hasn't had an accident. Even E...

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by PowerJet
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36951

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar.

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by PowerJet
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?
Replies: 30
Views: 8014

Re: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?

The mock-up makes it look nearly identical to the 787. I hope the final design brings some originality or uniqueness to the world.

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by PowerJet
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26953

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Wouldn't pilots need to go through some kind of training first for FA duties? I guess it's much easier to get rid of FAs instead of pilots. Yeah, probably a few hours or days for basic FA duties, compared to the time it takes to go from nothing to 757 airline pilot... Pretty injudicious statement. ...

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by PowerJet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3754

Re: ZERO EV Flights right now.

I remember when they did a majority of United’s domestic flying. Something like 3600 flights a day. IIRC Back in 2011 they had some 296 planes (not including ASA)

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by PowerJet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3754

Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.

If this has already been talked about or if it’s irrelevant, please delete this. But upon searching I noticed that there were zero Expressjet flights In the air right now. A far cry from an airline that used to be one of the largest in the world based on departures less than a decade ago. Any ideas ...

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by PowerJet
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 37
Views: 10134

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

With all this, I wonder whats going to happen to ExpressJet?

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by PowerJet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29070

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I hear They're also doing that at AirAsia. Such a strange world we live in these days.

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by PowerJet
Mon May 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies
Replies: 20
Views: 2681

Re: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies

In the end, it always comes down to the customers choice.You don't have to fly if you don't feel safe, and booking extensions are free. If everybody thought like that, then all the flights would be middle seat-less. Also, sooner than later (as in sooner than this all gets resolved) people will be re...

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by PowerJet
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Reid aka Shoe bomber a/c
Replies: 11
Views: 5269

Re: Richard Reid aka Shoe bomber a/c

Retired. Being reconfigured for cargo ops.

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by PowerJet
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane
Replies: 34
Views: 7975

Re: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

CriticalPoint wrote:
I think the bigger story here is how torn up and shabby that cabin looked.




I thought the same thing. Retiring soon perhaps?

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by PowerJet
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 3083

Re: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)

Here in Spain, we have a well established cargo and passenger airline: Swiftair, founded in 1986.There is also another airline bearing a similar name: Swift Air (USA), founded in 1997. How is it possible that 2 airlines have such a similar name? Moot point now since Swift Air has become iAero Airwa...

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by PowerJet
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this flight in trouble?
Replies: 15
Views: 4866

Re: Is this flight in trouble?

Flightradar24 says that flight Diverted to Paz. Sick/unruly passenger?

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by PowerJet
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9712

Re: Soviet Airliners

Still around mostly as names today. Antonov exists as its own company though. It provides global logistics services. I know Yakovlev and Tupolev are subsidiaries of the Irkut Corporation.

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by PowerJet
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9631

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

The severity of the problem is much more pronounced in this case. Smoking on an aircraft usually wont cause it to divert. But now that weed is involved, the entire crew must get drug tested.

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