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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy
Replies: 144
Views: 38462

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Holy cow, I've been living under a rock! I had no idea things went so bad so fast for Norwegian. 7 planes?

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sun May 31, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1163
Views: 145407

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

EMBSPBR wrote:
And forget it about an E170-E2 or a shortened E175-E2: no gain if compared to E175-E1.


No appreciable gain in fuel burn efficiency?

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sat May 30, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 15450

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Why the long range? I would think the vast majority of 76 seat routes are well under 1,000 miles, and the cost of lifting extra structure to gain the possible (but rarely needed) extra range would be not worth the benefit. Would you surmise that 98% of routes for 76 seaters are under 1000 miles? (I...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sat May 30, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1163
Views: 145407

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

“The rest of the world has made it clear that they’re not really interested in the 175-E2 " I don't know if this is the right place, but being so close to Embraer, would you care to comment on why they won't just do a 170-E2 that seats 76 single class pax @ 31" pitch with limited regional...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu May 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 15450

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Airlines don't want to buy another airplane like the 175E2 and open another parts/maintenance footprint for minimal gain. Even with the commonality to E1, the engines, avionics, and systems are different. The efficiencies don't offset the cost. AA thought the 190 could be operated with some 175 com...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu May 28, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 15450

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Sure it does. The contract says a weight and Embraer as many have stated just thought pilots would be giving concessions and wouldn’t care. Does it not increase the range of the A/C? As I said if the TO weight is increased it is most likely an increased range. With regionals already doing 1000nm+ f...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sun May 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11416

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

All of these numbers are amazing to me, as my wife and I have flown a bit more since Feb 2020 compared to previous years...We have a trip coming up in June too... and then another in July..
I'm just shocked at how EVERYONE ELSE has stopped flying. WOW.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu May 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1195
Views: 214710

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Very nice milestone. Congradulations Boeing. The King of the Skies has left the continent!

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue May 05, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26299

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
...Even the ERJ1000 sticks with a variant of the 8 instead of going to the 10...
You meant the CRJ-1000 right? It indeed sticked to the 8 variant.


yup I did... I fat fingered that line... I meant CRJ-1000.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue May 05, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26299

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

I was so bullish on the E-190/195 more than a decade ago.... I just didn't expect the CF-34-10E to require so much extra care compared to the CF-34-8E of the 170/175. Then I learned that the 8 and the 10 are substantially different. Of course a 41% boost in thrust has to come at some cost to mainten...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue May 05, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8169

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

The African continent has so much potential. I wish it could be managed for all common good. It's heartbreaking to read of senseless tragedies like this one.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sat May 02, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8487

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

That's nice, but Southwest is burning $30 million a day in 2Q. Rome is burning, people's well-being and jobs are on-the-line here. Yeah, they are burning money and that results in necessary transportation being available to us. Nearly every single route being flown in the US is unprofitable now, so...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sat May 02, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

airlineworker wrote:
Has anybody brought up the idea of the E-170 being made into the E170E2? Would it exceed the 86,000 lb weight limit? While having less seats, it would offer fuel savings and allow Embraer to remain a major supplier of RJ's.


This thread is 9 pages long... some of us discussed this a few pages back..

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Fri May 01, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3302

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

SAN is my favorite. I once had dinner downtown with my family and then walked over to the airport terminal (was flying up to oakland to spend a few days with a friend to do some fishing) to catch an evening flight with just a backpack..

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Fri May 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8487

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

Sorry, to be providing a personal testimony, but it's important to provide perspective during this crisis. Thank you SouthWest. That's nice, but Southwest is burning $30 million a day in 2Q. Rome is burning, people's well-being and jobs are on-the-line here. Yeah, they are burning money and that re...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 504
Views: 83817

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

Devilfish wrote:
But there seems to be a lot of practical and psychological hurdles for it to be the best new mousetrap ever..... :talktothehand:


Me and half the passengers would puke on that think every time it banked out of DC area airports. :crazy: Passengers would fight for the middle seat.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 504
Views: 83817

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

How light could an 787 Derived design be with lighter Wingbox/Wing/Gear/ Engines smaller tail - Optimized for say 5,500nm range and with folding tips to fit into 767 gates like Revelation is suggesting? From our discussion on NMA/NSA - the A320 tube is only about 3-4% of the MTOW whole plane. So th...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8487

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

My wife and I have had an extraordinary 2020 so far. Several events involving critically sick, dying parents on both sides of our family, had us crossing the USA multiple times in the months of February/March on somewhat minor routes like TUS-CMH, CMH-ALB, TUS-ALB, TUS-CLT. Sometimes, we flew from o...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 504
Views: 83817

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

How light could an 787 Derived design be with lighter Wingbox/Wing/Gear/ Engines smaller tail - Optimized for say 5,500nm range and with folding tips to fit into 767 gates like Revelation is suggesting? From our discussion on NMA/NSA - the A320 tube is only about 3-4% of the MTOW whole plane. So th...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 504
Views: 83817

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

More paper airplanes.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?
Replies: 43
Views: 6791

Re: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?

airzona11 wrote:
If we have tolerated 50+ years of 3-3 seating, with flu and every other air borne sickness, this too will pass.


Agreed! #BearDown

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

lightsaber wrote:
I assume most of the people here who hand wave away costs never tried to make payroll. That teaches economics...
Lightsaber


no argument there. have been in that hotseat a few times.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1163
Views: 145407

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

EMBSPBR wrote:
Airlines with purchase intentions awaiting completion of the JV to obtain better purchase conditions ...


c'mon, even you don't believe that.......

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order
Replies: 57
Views: 9876

Re: ALAFCO Sues Boeing Over Max

ALAFCO claims they cancelled the order on 6th March, so Covid-19 wouldn't really be a factor. I would disagree a bit. The Covid-19 Nursing Home incident in Washington State happened at the end of February. It's at least a minor 'factor'. Larger factor was Boeing's inability to return the plane to s...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 179
Views: 38951

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I thought they might do okay, that folks would prefer to bypass terminals etc... and fly on planes with fewer pax. If you go to JetSuiteX.com (jsx.com) you still get a whole website for the Public Charter Flights (Part 135)... a very different presentation than what you receive going to JetSuite.com...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

In 2000 there were no E-175, E-190, CRJ-700 or CRJ-900's. Back in 2000 it was the Dash, Saab 340, etc. The larger RJ's have made a big impact on flying to small cities that could not fill a mainline plane, 737, MD80 and A-319,320. There is a large amount of hub feed from these small cities and the ...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

It seems Embraer has no other choice than to do the E170-E2 to crack the US market. But can you build that to do 76pax at 31" pitch and still meet scope weight? E175-E2 is really, really allot heavier. If its less than 76 seats, does it really Matter? If it were 68-70 seats, it still would fil...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

airlineworker wrote:
It seems Embraer has no other choice than to do the E170-E2 to crack the US market.


But can you build that to do 76pax at 31" pitch and still meet scope weight? E175-E2 is really, really allot heavier.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I think its even harder being a regional pilot because of a much higher amount of takeoffs/landings a day. Thats just what I think, I could be completely wrong of course. I always thought that as well.... An ERJ-145 pilot flying multiple 400nm legs is under much more stress throughout the day when ...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24661

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

kjeld0d wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Easyjet have messed up by paying out a recent dividend to their shareholders in the last two weeks. Approximately £175 million.


A good business leader knows how to privatize his profits and socialize his losses.


Truer words have not been spoken!

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 153843

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

keesje wrote:
FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
Good lord, why did this thread have to turn into such a trash the 737-MAX thread? Aren't there already enough of those?

I thought it was about the next clean sheet paper airplane from Boeing?


Hmm :scratchchin: ok.

:wink2:


I think you missed my cheeky humor.....:wink2:

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 35815

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

This "efficient jet" must not be that efficient as it has sold, worldwide, a whooping 0... (the SkyWest order of 100 has always been questionable and is now cancelled). As a reminder, the E175 sold over 800 copies. Wow, I've been living under a rock. I didn't know the SkyWest order had be...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 18972

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I think this crisis will force NK/F9/G4/B6 to merge into one carrier... after all they all fly A320s too. OK... I'm just messing with everyone.... :D ... of course I don't believe that! Six months from now it will be interesting to see how NK, F9, G4 are weathering this storm in comparison to the Bi...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 153843

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Good lord, why did this thread have to turn into such a trash the 737-MAX thread? Aren't there already enough of those?

I thought it was about the next clean sheet paper airplane from Boeing?

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 153843

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I don't think the future of aviation after Corona is going to be as dark as some people seem to think. After this crisis is over, it's going to be all about getting the economy started and keeping a technological edge over competitors, especially China. I think we'll see economic packages for both ...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 153843

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Boeing really needs to do a virtual Clean Sheet called Cleaning House. How the MAX and KC-46 both have had extensive FUD issues just clouds the MAX crisis. Well regarding the MAX, the FUD issue: <Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt> was it's insistence on driving it's nose into the ground. OK.. I'm just te...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12025

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Strato2 wrote:
VV wrote:
Embraer has been very prudent with its E2 production ramp-up. Perhaps the Brazilians were right (or lucky) to be so.


They don't have orders. That's why they are "prudent".


tru dat. it's been a dearth of orders for E2...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12508

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

I've flown on quite a number of flights that bore the 'Operated by Compass Airlines' tag... Sad to see them go... as it means job losses.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10216

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Dennis has to be thinking... Wow... this being fired stuff is starting to feel pretty good...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 37
Views: 12320

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

When I'm NOB again I'll have to check out MZJ. It's been a while.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 4166

Re: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?

good grammar but yes, they have both received orders this year The OP has been a member for 9 years with only 5 posts. It may be that English is not their first language. How is you Czech? Back to the topic at hand. Although fleet planning doesn't change, available cash will be reduced in the short...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6668

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

some of the enhancements rolled out for 787-9 are finding their way into the 787-8..

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6668

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

there was the option of carbon brakes on the 737NG. two different winglets offered over the life of the 737NG too.

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6668

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

sure, they are always MAXimizing the potential of their product lines....

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5228

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

Does the Dornier 328 have lower fuel burn than the ERJ-135? No, the 328 has a significantly higher fuel burn. But if it's an outright owned plane, the owners can stomach the higher consumption. Taos is a really cool place. Driving through the Cimmaron mountains to get there is a real treat with all...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7561

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

.. and the cynic in me can't help to think that the main purpose to have a V tail aircraft in these kind of pictures is for the futuristic look (read: marketing) ... me too.. or else there would be allot more planes designed with it (aka C-Series, Tecnam P2102 Traveller, just to name a few recent c...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8219

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

A cessna 185 would weigh about 2/3 of a DH-2 (albeit only seating 5 pax). maybe not enough volume or trouble distributing batter weight?

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7502

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

PDXexpress wrote:
continuous stagnant growth


can you define continuous stagnant growth? the terms seem mutually exclusive...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16023

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

BNA is actually slightly bigger flight-wise than ATL. Itbwill be interesting to see what happens with ATL as WN continues to build up BNA. Interesting, didn't realize that about Nashville... It's not a crew base either. I guess BNA would fit my 1/3 East to West, but with a slight southern bias for ...

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by FiscAutTecGarte
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16023

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Interesting... and obviously this analysis is overly simplistic at best: Looking at the continental US east to west WN has 3 principle strongholds: 1. BWI - East Coast nearly midway up the cost.. 2. MDW - About 1/3 of the way across the country going east to west, seated slightly biased to the north...

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