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by argentinevol98
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska
Replies: 21
Views: 6065

Re: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska

I get the reason there is no divider between the cabin and pilot on most Part-135 single pilot ops (planes are very small, nowhere to place one, economic issues, etc.) but it is alarming what could possibly happen when a passenger has such easy access to the controls.

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 7712

Re: DC-3 crashed in Columbia today

Agreed, people need to learn the difference between Col o mbia and Col u mbia. They're two entirely different places. Fully agreed. I wonder why some people keep writing Colombia as Columbia, and Sao Paulo as Sao Paolo . it's very annoying. Anyway, back to topic. Sad to see such a classic bird cras...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas
Replies: 20
Views: 5350

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas

A sad day today for aviation in Argentina: Aerolineas Argentinas S.A. received today its new AOC that includes all assets, fleet, maintenance license and staff of ex- Cielos del Sur SA, dba Austral Lineas Aereas, ending AU's 64 year history. Throughout its history, the following types were operated...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 26366

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

On the bright side, some guy with a boring administrative job and BA got to have a good laugh filing this thing.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves AirBahn air carrier certificate
Replies: 22
Views: 4038

Re: DOT approves AirBahn air carrier certificate

Sounds like this is at least indirectly linked with AirBlue of Pakistan. Seems like a very strange idea for a carrier. Western US to Canada? Is that an underserved market? Seems like there would be very stiff competition from much larger competitors.

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by argentinevol98
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?
Replies: 59
Views: 7252

Re: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?

Are we sure this would a permanent conversion with a cargo door? I know that is a modification that had sold better than expected but there is also the chance that Mesa might just rip out the seats of an old CRJ that would otherwise be headed to the scrapper and use it for a bit.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 19177

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

I feel like a cease and desist order from Pan Am Systems is imminent. The fact that the name is Pan Am "Airlines" or the word-press site or the idea that they are shopping for a Latin American country to set up shop in (no one starts a business not even knowing what country it will be base...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

Re: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand

Not the worst but terribly generic looking. It looks like the kind of generic airline livery (and name for that matter) you see in the background of an action movie.

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by argentinevol98
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AR retrojet
Replies: 9
Views: 3174

Re: New AR retrojet

The lack of winglets helps with the retro vibe jaja.

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by argentinevol98
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 90
Views: 18485

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

Newark727 wrote:

If there's any place in the world with a concentration of jet pack owners, it's gotta be the land of Hollywood. :D


Fair enough :lol: I wouldn't be surprised if more than half of the nation's jet pack owners actually live in or around LA.

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by argentinevol98
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 90
Views: 18485

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

How many people in LA own a jetpack? It might not be too difficult for LAPD to find a suspect. This is a whacky story.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13578

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

I believe you are correct. I know for a fact that while the Amish chose not to use automobiles and other things... that in an emergency situation for for long distance business travel will allow themselves to be transported in automobiles, or use modern medical technology and other things. They hav...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13578

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

Based on the article, she's not asking for much money ($19,537 in USD). She ought to get most or all of that in a settlement.

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by argentinevol98
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight or Fright Story Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Flight or Fright Story Collection

I haven't seen any old threads about this, if there are some already that I've missed I apologize. Also I wasn't 100% sure this belonged in non-av or in Aviation Hobby. I figured it made more sense here, but if not, mods feel free to move it. I picked up a copy of a short story collection entitled &...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)
Replies: 35
Views: 4040

Re: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)

It seems rather dubious that Boeing "would not be forthcoming" on what strikes me as an obviously needed fix and, at that, one that wouldn't be enormously complicated (admittedly that is based off of the little I know). Also seems weird to me that, even if Boeing was not going to help out,...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157297

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

Except, how will they get the 757-Plus to be capable of the OG 757's performance? Like its STOL capabilities, high thrust to weight ratio, etc. Won't that be the ticket to 757 over a321? I regards to 757+ field performance, I expect that any aircraft Boeing builds for that market segment will certa...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet A340-F ???
Replies: 10
Views: 3529

Re: Spicejet A340-F ???

VSMUT wrote:
Maybe a typo and what they really meant was an A330F?


That would certainly make more sense to me.

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by argentinevol98
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet A340-F ???
Replies: 10
Views: 3529

Re: Spicejet A340-F ???

Could this be a wet-lease from European Aviation? I know they've been "converting" A346s to full-time freight operations.

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157297

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

And not to point out the obvious but if you make all those changes to the 788F you could get a very capable Extra Long Range Passenger version using the complete -9/10 Wing (without the shortened tips for an -F version), an 788ER. That might be a very interesting proposal in a post Covid World. It ...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157297

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

So a 764F would probably have new wings? I can't see there being a justifiable business case for all-new wings. Obviously mods have to be made to fit the 748 GEnx's on the 764 but aside from that I could only see a new wing-tip device to shorten the wing-span a tad to better fit FX/5X type parking ...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9859

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Thanks for sharing the video. Seems like they were perhaps a tad heavier than normal for the length of the runway. Must have been somewhat exhilarating for the person filming,

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 83383

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

I think it is to disguise lower service standards. Still wonder why US carriers don't do this. ....because they have better morals and are less greedy when it comes to the welfare of their employees? I'm gonna go with far stronger unions that have (from the union's perspective) far far better contr...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina's Flybondi applies for the Buenos Aires - Lima route
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Argentina's Flybondi applies for the Buenos Aires - Lima route

Good to see efforts to plug the LATAM hole by some of the private carriers. Hopefully they can gain enough market share to hold on and not fold in the next couple of years. The economy is going to be very, very rough even post-pandemic. AR, as we all know, can and will survive absolutely anything du...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 83383

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

I think I may never understand what LH's brand strategy is. Hopefully they use this to somehow clear up the mess they currently have. Seems like a weird moment to be trying something like this.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program

ILNFlyer wrote:

I wonder how many customers are in the market for this.


I have to think very few but there's a decent chance some charter outfit will buy a pair. Maybe there is a small international military market as well.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4664

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

A great example that in comedy it takes smart people to do "stupid" well. Total classic.

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by argentinevol98
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7793

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

I honestly believe NK and G4 are in better shape than F9. All of F9's fleet is leased...G4's fleet is more than 90 percent owned (most secondhand and uneucumbered) with other real property in the fold as well, and NK's fleet is 67 percent owned. NK and G4 can get loans against unencumbered assets, ...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos

I wonder how much of this is a pre-emptive strike against B6, who more than likely will be starting SJD from LAX and JFK within the year. UA does operate from EWR, but weekly. Well, in the case that it is it would seem odd to me. Eastern doesn't stand a chance in head to head competition with B6 or...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7793

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

I try to avoid airlines such as FR or W6, but please do elaborate. What do I need to know, on how to fly them? Check in at the time they tell you to check in, the way they tell you to check in. Only bring luggage that matches the dimensions and weights you have paid for (or that is included with yo...

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 7349

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

Boeing757100 wrote:
there are also more DC-9s, 727s, 707s, and DC-10s active than a380s.


How are you counting the 707s? Military frames included, right? Otherwise I think the Omega tankers are the only civil 707s left if I am not mistaken.

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Idea - AA/AS Aircraft Trade
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: Idea - AA/AS Aircraft Trade

I agree that this could make sense for AS...but I can't really see how it makes sense for AA. AA has invested a lot on the MAX and their fleet strategy as of now makes a lot of sense to me. They have a huge 738 fleet and a large A321 fleet. Going for the 7M8 in the A320/738 size class and the A321 i...

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10765

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

The two Tu-204 are now wearing the SkyKG airlines livery. They are both still stored in Mineralnye Vody.I believe these are just stickers and can be removed easily. what are you though on this. Did the deal fall through because of COVID-19? Or was it never intended for this airline to sell the airc...

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91516

Re: Update: Interjet Now only flying SSJ

With Interjet anything can happen. Now that the Airbus is gone, they could now bring EJETS or Boeing 737NG's or very cheap Airbus 319s in today's market. As for this month, I don't see them flying Airbus and most likely also not in August. I think they ought to simply give up on the Airbus fleet fo...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29899

Re: Spirit announces EWR-BOS

Interesting. I've sort of always thought of NYC-BOS flights as being more business oriented which traditionally isn't NK's demographic. I'd imagine more leisure or family visiting oriented pax would drive or take a train or even bus. Maybe it reflects an assumption about business travel? If business...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60596

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I think if a Chinese firm made such an offer in the current climate, someone in the media would have picked up on the story, no? Good point. Hadn't thought of that. You're probably right on that. Even if the approach was fairly strictly confidential in nature something like that would, I imagine, b...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 98
Views: 29695

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Livery growing on me, but the Eastern titles font and sizing looks off https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcW0EkJXkAETBfY?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcW0EkJXkAETBfY?format=jpg&name=large I would have made the titles a bit larger imo. They look a tad too small to be billboar...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3998

Re: B727 cockpit

I can't answer the question as I never was in a three man crew 737. I can only speculate that there was a flight engineer's panel of some kind for a second officer. This may have required that the bulk head panel to the cockpit would have to been moved back some. I do not know how this would have a...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60596

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Cargo Facts ( https://cargofacts.com/allposts/equipment/aircraft/in-shuttering-747-program-boeing-shuns-consortiums-proposal-cargo-facts-learns/ ) teases us with: In shuttering 747 program, Boeing shuns consortium’s proposal, Cargo Facts learns Not only is Boeing abandoning the 747 platform, contin...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3998

Re: B727 cockpit

The cockpit of the 737 originally has had a flight engineer. The airlines started wanting the 737 like the DC-9 to be a two man crew but ALPA fought it. When Western Airlines started selling their three man crew 737s to Air France and turning them over to Air France at MSP, and not buying any 737s,...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 108
Views: 18195

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I'll add that I took a flight a while back on Norwegian Air Argentina (R.I.P) with free wi-fi and found that to be great. Almost as good as AVOD and in a few ways better. Mind you that was on a ULCC. I think if AA wants to charge legacy fares then they ought to offer one of the two on domestic fligh...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?

I've never heard of it but perhaps it's a virtual airline using someone else's equipment. Not even necessarily a full wet-lease. Say a few times a week an MD-11 from some operator picks up their cargo in ASU (or wherever) and takes it to whatever destination they need (MIA, for example) or, just as ...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6802

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

Sounds expensive to get an STC for frames that I can't see anyone possibly wanting as any kind of a long-term solution. I probably wouldn't bother with converting an A346 to start with but I definitely wouldn't bother to get the STC without a cargo door. I know it isn't precisely this simple but sho...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3901

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

[ Hmmm... Perhaps the airport was named after him as a big post mortem middle finger to the man who was opposed to the airport on every front while he was alive? If that is the case it's a clever move, ironically honoring someone in death with a gesture that would have really pissed them off in lif...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3901

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Well this thread is kind of going off the rails... In my opinion the John Wayne name never made much sense regardless of racist and homophobic statements made by the man himself. Everything I've heard is he was fairly loudly opposed to the airport itself, the noise it produced and any expansion effo...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM shuts down LATAM Argentina
Replies: 55
Views: 10444

Re: LATAM shuts down LATAM Argentina

Yeah also no doubts on the veracity of the reasons listed in the Clarín article posted by bkmbr. It is, as dcajet put it, every day stuff in Argentina. The subsidies vs LAN/LATAM Argentina results chart from La Nación is also indicative of the rather difficulty of competing in a market where your pr...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157297

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

Single pilot cockpits may not necessarily reduce pilot costs for airlines. At the moment, with 2 pilots in the cockpit, there is shared/potential for shared responsibility and workload. Duty periods and rest is calculated with this in mind. Moving to single pilot cockpits/operations will necessitat...

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51785

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

MIflyer12 wrote:
Let's hope somebody takes a good look at MAX performance charts for high temps.


Well given that they've already taken delivery and operated them out of DWC you would think that they're well aware of at least the 7M8 and 7M9's capabilities.

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by argentinevol98
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51785

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

The A321 seems like it would be the ideal NB at EK but I can't see how EK justifies buying a new fleet of aircraft right now or even in the new future when the have the 737 MAX fleet at FlyDubai. It would cost quite little to integrate I think. They even already have a flat-bed product. As other pos...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 98
Views: 29695

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Is this the livery you are referring to? 5828023 Yeah that's it exactly. It's just almost the classic EA Hockey-stick but deviates right at the rear fuselage and that kind of annoys me to be honest. You almost have it! Just finish it! It certainly doesn't look any better to me like that. On a side ...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 98
Views: 29695

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

I actually kind of like the new livery. Flew into MIA a few months ago and saw one of the 767s parked in the new colors and thought it looked quite nice. The livery I didn't like was the bizarre one they have on one or two 767s that is almost the hockey-stick Eastern livery but randomly droops down ...

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