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by ERAUMBA
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56776

Analyst speculates Boeing Ends 747 Production in 2022.

According to a report published by Reuters, The Boeing Company is ending 747 production in 2022.

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by ERAUMBA
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16221

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

My opinion is, if Parker and Co backtrack on this and go back to seatback videos, Parker is done. “Seatback videos” as you so eloquently put it, and decisions to install them on a series of aircraft will oust the CEO of American Airlines? Really??!!?? THAT one single factor in this enormous worldwi...

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by ERAUMBA
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6518

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

The ego and id of the posters in this forum is incredible. None of you have any experience with a max takeoff weight -300ER on a hot and windy day with a motor on fire. None of you. None. Zero. Also, this incident was SIXTEEN years ago. What good is it to criticize an obviously experienced aviator? ...

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by ERAUMBA
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10266

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

I would be enlightening to know how many times they had to call PAN PAN when they ended up near minimums on descent. Intercontinental flights are often dispatched in this manner. Flight Plan would be filed ABC to XYZ and state “subject to re-release to XYZ [intended destination] over [insert FIX]” ...

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by ERAUMBA
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC 10 configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4260

Re: DC 10 configurations

Use the photo search feature for cabin shots!

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by ERAUMBA
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15689

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

Delta is looking into using their 777s until the end of the year for cargo and leaving the D1 Suites onboard to get any passenger revenue they can. That is where this all D1 post came from. I could see this actually as the only real reason for this. You flip the revenue model. Before COGS was cover...

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by ERAUMBA
Thu May 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110797

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

More fleet retirements are coming; the CVG pilot Base is closing, and, the displacement/surplus bid comes out today, too. Interesting times.

I wouldn’t worry too much about the A350 flying to JNB....just trying to keep domestic flying funded and staffed is a challenge these days. Who cares about JNB?

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by ERAUMBA
Mon May 11, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

In regards to UA 232, it seems like the deadheading DC-10 instructor pilot who was enlisted to run the throttles was a big factor in helping the flying crew get the aircraft to the airport. Denny Fitch was the ONLY factor. He was the pilot flying. I thought he was along for the ride in the cabin an...

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by ERAUMBA
Sun May 10, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

dfwjim1 wrote:
In regards to UA 232, it seems like the deadheading DC-10 instructor pilot who was enlisted to run the throttles was a big factor in helping the flying crew get the aircraft to the airport.


Denny Fitch was the ONLY factor. He was the pilot flying.

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by ERAUMBA
Sat May 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

But to be fair, Boeing did make one huge oversight in the design of the 747. They designed it to survive an engine falling off in flight, but did not realize that if an inboard engine fell off it would strike the outboard engine, causing that one to depart as well. Two of them did that and crashed,...

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by ERAUMBA
Fri May 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

Interesting question. There are many differences between the two accidents. Short answer: No, the aircraft could not have been saved utilizing the throttles. The control surfaces on the tail were frozen due to a loss of hydraulic fluid and those control surfaces were frozen at a different angle of ...

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by ERAUMBA
Fri May 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11338

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

Interesting question. There are many differences between the two accidents. Short answer: No, the aircraft could not have been saved utilizing the throttles. The control surfaces on the tail were frozen due to a loss of hydraulic fluid and those control surfaces were frozen at a different angle of a...

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by ERAUMBA
Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10389

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Max Q: What are you drinking these days under lockdown?

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by ERAUMBA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet B787-9 in ATL?
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Westjet B787-9 in ATL?

It was the WestJet inaugural from Atlanta to Augusta. Hourly wide-body 787 jet service to connect to the new nonstop Eastern flight that codeshares with Pan Am to Istanbul.

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by ERAUMBA
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Delta still going into Miami full force?
Replies: 21
Views: 4782

Re: Is Delta still going into Miami full force?

Delta has reduced their flight schedule by 90%. Even with that type of a reduction, daily load factors (the actual number of passengers in seats) average around 15%. That means, utilizing basic mathematic skills, that there are 15 paying passengers for every 100 seats offered for sale. And the answe...

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by ERAUMBA
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Re: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?

Why did you not ask the crew while you were deplaning?

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by ERAUMBA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11477

Re: Motormouth MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

When you are stuck in a confined tube breathing in recirculated air unable to get away it really doesn’t matter how far apart you are from your fellow passengers. If one of them is sick you are at high risk of being infected. Similar reason as to why things like cruise ships, aircraft carriers, pri...

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by ERAUMBA
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63154

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

Let's say that DL is indeed looking seriously at the Max, which version(s) are they most interested in? Max7 or Max8? Wouldn't think they'd need a Max9 or 10 given all the 739ERs and A321s in the fleet, and A321NEOs on order. Most of their 737-800s are 20 years old or approaching, they likely would...

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by ERAUMBA
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1653
Views: 282406

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

QUOTING FLYMCO753.. The DTW & MSP argument still persists but it's based on emotion rather than a factual context. As more Republic employees and older Northwest employees begin to retire, the feelings between them both will decrease. It's hard to completely get rid of it because those who have...

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by ERAUMBA
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1653
Views: 282406

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Depends where they are on the seniority list. You’re a B777 captain, it’s a vacation; probationary F/O, yes a lose. I doubt many that are in danger of being furloughed took a LOA. You aren’t thinking clearly, which is surprising for you. Typically you are spot-on. Lots of retirements in the last 15...

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by ERAUMBA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS airline growth
Replies: 34
Views: 4185

Re: BOS Cluster **Mess**

B6 Upgauges are minimal in terms of seats. Delta’s “HUB” is a hub in name only. In the old days, Northwest would call this a “gateway”. It is not JFK/DTW/ATL. AA has not grown beyond their 2000-2008 presence, in any way, shape or form. Frontier/Spirit go nowhere - seasonal flying capturing seasonal ...

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by ERAUMBA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS airline growth
Replies: 34
Views: 4185

Re: BOS Cluster **Mess**

B6 Upgauges are minimal in terms of seats. Delta’s “HUB” is a hub in name only. In the old days, Northwest would call this a “gateway”. It is not JFK/DTW/ATL. AA has not grown beyond their 2000-2008 presence, in any way, shape or form. Frontier/Spirit go nowhere - seasonal flying capturing seasonal ...

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