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by HAL
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14159

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

That noise that sounds like rain on a tin roof is actually thousands of Puget Sound residents slapping their foreheads. This has been making the rounds for decades. I came up here to go to college in the early 80s and they were talking about a second airport back then. But as now (as back then), the...

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by HAL
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20954

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

I say eliminate the other 71 posts and go with HAL...thank you for answering everyone's comments, questions, speculations and dribble in one post... Let's not forget Moose135's great shots of what is obviously a beautiful paint job! Agreed - keep the photos! Funny thing was, we left FCO at night, f...

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by HAL
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20954

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

I have a question about these flights. What sort of crew are on the aircraft for a flight of this duration (and also shorter). Is it just the pilots or are there flight attendants as well? I was the CA on the FCO-SEA ferry. We had 4 pilots and one mechanic onboard - no FAs. The mechanic was just hi...

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by HAL
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines flight HNL-JFK diverts after FA dies mid flight
Replies: 23
Views: 13054

Re: Hawaiian Airlines flight HNL-JFK diverts after FA dies mid flight

EstherLouise wrote:
There's HA metal flying from SEA to MSP tonight with a DL crew.... so I see.

Nope. ALL HA metal is flown with HA crews.

HAL

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by HAL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21339

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Is HA using 2 frames for this flight? only 5 minutes on the ground..........did i miss something? Airlines don't use a particular airframe strictly for one route. On this one, HA will probably use a plane that gets in from Asia around 10 or 11am, then fly to BOS, leave two hours later, and get to H...

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by HAL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21339

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Ziyulu wrote:
They better serve complimentary meals on such a long flight. If AA or UA does it, it will be Buy on Board.

HA serves complimentary meals on all of its flights between Hawaii and the mainland. Long flights like JFK (and BOS next year) get a meal, then a snack before landing.

HAL

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by HAL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21339

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Dieuwer wrote:
No flatbed = no go.

HA does have lie-flat seats in business class.

HAL

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by HAL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21339

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

A little more clarity now from the official HA news release. Five day-a-week service, with alk flights except Friday leaving BOS at 8:55am. Friday is at 8:00am. "Starting with the inaugural flight on April 4, HA90 will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at BO...

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by HAL
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21339

Hawaiian going to BOS

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/20 ... story.html

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Nothing from the company yet, but the BOS airport people are talking. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/20 ... story.html

HAL

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by HAL
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian LAX Base
Replies: 9
Views: 2680

Re: Hawaiian LAX Base

HA's LAX FA base is currently the only mainland crew base. There were pilot/FA bases in LAX, SFO and SEA starting around 1985 when the L-1011 began operation. I'm not sure when the FAs left SFO and SEA, but it would have been before I was hired there in the late 90s. The pilot bases stayed open unti...

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by HAL
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102349

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I struggle to realize how these would make sense for Hawaiian. I feel like sticking with the 338 is the way to go and if needed upgauge a few frames to the 339. One simple reason they make sense - range. HA wants to fly further than the 332 currently allows, and the 338 range simply doesn't match w...

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by HAL
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4010

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

The devil is in the details. I'm based at HNL, and can see a lot of questions that would need answering. The Diamond Head extension means removal of the fuel tank farm. Where do the tanks go? It also takes out a majority of the employee parking, which is already a disaster. Where will everyone park?...

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by HAL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Did the Tesla roadster detach from the Falcon 2nd stage? Or are they orbiting the sun as one?

HAL

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by HAL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53183

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

From what I understand all the engines that are affected are the ones with the new 'final' fix for the bearing seal. It was this fix that has gone wrong. Now Pratt will have to re-do what was supposed to fix a previous problem. Hawaiian has one of its two delivered 321s affected by the AD. It's grou...

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by HAL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Has anyone reported what the deceleration G-force is on the returning boosters during the boost-back and landing burns?

HAL

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by HAL
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 294762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Sooner787 wrote:
Forgive me, I haven't been following the lead up to this mission.

So is Spaceman and the roadster on their way to Mars?

The booster is in a parking orbit around the Earth. It will startup again in a few minutes to boost out of the Earth's gravity.

HAL

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by HAL
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 10148

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe? I know HA is looking seriously at the idea. They're still working on a plan for the follow-on to the A330, and Europe is part of that plan. Whether they go with the 330NEO, the 350-900 or 787 remains to be seen. It will be a balance between additional longer-range...

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by HAL
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics
Replies: 60
Views: 10494

Re: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics

Thirdly, I wonder if this means we may see A330s removed from all west coast routes. If they choose to go exclusively to A321neos to the West Coast and add frequency, perhaps they will convert the A330-800 orders to more A321neos and make do with shuffling their existing A330-200 fleet. HA carries ...

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by HAL
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 13201

Re: Body found on HNL runway

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3726 ... al-airport

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Officials are now saying it was likely a stowaway in the gear well. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3726 ... al-airport

HAL

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by HAL
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 13201

Re: Body found on HNL runway

Although I don't have a link I can post, since I'm a pilot based in HNL I have talked to a friend who was working the flight that made the initial call to the tower. He said they saw FOD on the edge of the runway, on the asphalt, inside the painted runway edge. They didn't identify it as a body, as ...

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by HAL
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 13201

Body found on HNL runway

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3726 ... al-airport

HAL
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A body was found on the reef runway in HNL today. As arrivals were landing to the west, all aircraft were switched to 26R, a very usual situation.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3726 ... al-airport

HAL

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by HAL
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.
Replies: 26
Views: 8747

Re: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.

The fact that HA pilots are "OGG-certified" makes them attract job offers. :o :o OGG is currently a chaotic construction site. The 02/20 runway is being lengthened, and a SeaTac-style consolidated rental car building is under construction. Nothing major is being done inside the terminal, ...

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by HAL
Tue May 09, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A few questions for a commercial pilot working for a big international carrier
Replies: 32
Views: 4880

Re: A few questions for a commercial pilot working for a big international carrier

I would firstly like to apologise for the thread bumps, I have now learned my lesson. However, I would still like to ask the questions to the pilots. Again, a big international carrier and pilots off the A330, 757, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner/A350. Preferably Aer Lingus, but again, any major airlin...

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by HAL
Mon May 08, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL-LAS: New Seasonal DL Route
Replies: 25
Views: 6229

Re: HNL-LAS: New Seasonal DL Route

I wish UA would restart SAN and SNA (if better timed) to HNL. SAN is well within the range of the 739 and SNA could be flown with the reconfigured 73G. SNA administrators have been looking for an airline to restart Hawaii flights. 77H If SNA management wants Hawaii flights, they would do better to ...

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by HAL
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Old 2-Letter Airport Codes...
Replies: 17
Views: 7825

Re: Old 2-Letter Airport Codes...

Going through my dad's old logbooks - and I mean VERY old - from United, I've found more two-letter codes I'm trying to decipher. This is from just after he was hired in 1937, flying the Boeing 247.

CV
XA
KM
TL
CG - Chicago
NK
XB
JE
KY

Thanks for any help on these.

HAL

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by HAL
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 11694

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

I wouldn't be shocked if HA has SNA on the list of potential 321neo routes. As for ONT, it was flown in the past but with widebody equipment. Flying a 321neo to ONT could potentially help add capacity to the LAX market, without committing to LAX and its congestion. This won't happen at SNA. The 321...

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by HAL
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interisland widebody flight: HA A330 HNL-KOA, KOA-HNL
Replies: 10
Views: 3746

Re: Interisland widebody flight: HA A330 HNL-KOA, KOA-HNL

afcjets, when HA was awarded the second slot to HND the airline said the departures would be split between KOA and HNL. The runway at OGG is too short for a direct flight to HND, and there has never been a customs facility there either. And a lot more Japanese tourists go to HNL and KOA than go to O...

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by HAL
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HNL - Risky landing?
Replies: 36
Views: 8052

Re: HNL - Risky landing?

What if a landing airplane "floats" a bit on landing, and therefore can't stop prior to the intersection? Would a go-around not be basically impossible at that point, or at least exceedingly dangerous? As an airline pilot, we know where the touchdown zone is, and if we're not 'wheels-down...

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by HAL
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interisland widebody flight: HA A330 HNL-KOA, KOA-HNL
Replies: 10
Views: 3746

Re: Interisland widebody flight: HA A330 HNL-KOA, KOA-HNL

Why not rotate them HNL-HND-KOA-HND-HNL and save the cycles? It's a combination of reasons stated above. The schedule out of KOA is for the evening slot into HND, so the departure needs to be around 5pm. The plane isn't allowed to sit long in HND so it turns and returns to the islands, arriving aro...

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by HAL
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 18894

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

Why does BA want the 338 (and previously the 358?), repeat after me: Range. Range. Range. That is the answer plain & simple. They want to go places the 332 and 763 can't. The 339 doesn't have as much range as the 338, and for those routes where that range isn't needed, the 339 costs more to oper...

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by HAL
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA A-321's
Replies: 8
Views: 3032

Re: HA A-321's

Last I heard, it was four planes in 2017, from July through October. So far I don't know of delays, it'll most likely be because of P&W's ramp-up issues with the GTF engine production. As far as capacity goes, speaking as one who has to commute from the west coast to work in HNL, the planes toda...

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by HAL
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 85
Views: 12489

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

Speed is not really relevant on short sector lengths, no passenger is going to notice an extra 5 minutes of flight time. Capacity and cargo do of course do matter to Hawaiian. Speed is important when you have multiple frequencies a day and the aircraft is always in the air. Indeed. Especially with ...

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by HAL
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US - Japan Reach Deal On HND Daytime Slots Part 3
Replies: 92
Views: 15006

Re: US - Japan Reach Deal On HND Daytime Slots Part 3

I love seeing all the hacks here butt hurt about being wrong (as usual). Makes my damn day Makes mine too. I'm just surprised though at the level of hate aimed at HA here. I guess running the most successful of the original HND flights to a 'vacation destination' wasn't good enough. Unless everyone...

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by HAL
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: turbulence then vs now
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: turbulence then vs now

It's a combination of a lot of things, but most importantly is better weather forecasting and analysis, so that flights are more often routed around areas of turbulence. Also better airborne weather radar helps planes avoid areas of bad weather and turbulence, and finally yes, planes do fly higher t...

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by HAL
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?
Replies: 70
Views: 14950

Re: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?

Repeat after me: "It's the engines and the weight. It's the engines and the weight. It's the engines and the weight...". That is what is going to decide what plane HA uses to replace the 717. First, the engines must be able to handle the high-stress - short-turnaround schedule the interisl...

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by HAL
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't anyone do HKG-HNL?
Replies: 19
Views: 5634

Re: Why doesn't anyone do HKG-HNL?

I know that the 333 can't make it, but shouldn't HA's 332's be able to do this route without any penalty? I was under the impression HA's 330's have a range of 6700nm which should be able to fly the 4839nm. Has other's have stated there isn't a market for this route. The published range for most ai...

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by HAL
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't anyone do HKG-HNL?
Replies: 19
Views: 5634

Re: Why doesn't anyone do HKG-HNL?

It's just outside the A330 range with a good payload, it would be a sensible A350 route. That is the problem for HA. There would be too many winter days where they would have to block seats or limit cargo to make it to HKG from HNL. It's not worth the effort for that route right now. I think it wou...

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by HAL
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduling on Less Than Daily Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 5831

Re: Crew Scheduling on Less Than Daily Routes

Speaking at least for my airline, all the trips that operate 3 or more times per week have the crews lay over at the destination. That can mean trips of four or five days in duration, with only two legs. Less frequent trips however, are flown with a heavy crew that flies both the inbound and outboun...

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by HAL
Sun May 22, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.
Replies: 101
Views: 17779

RE: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rbavfan" class="quote" target="_blank">rbavfan</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>To bad they did not hold out for the A358 ...

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by HAL
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Texas To Oceania?
Replies: 26
Views: 3517

RE: Future Of Texas To Oceania?

All you'd have to do is convince <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> to fly <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> - <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), U...

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by HAL
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Flight Of The Worlds Oldest Boeing - 247D
Replies: 33
Views: 5214

RE: Final Flight Of The Worlds Oldest Boeing - 247D

NC13347. She's beautiful, and I've got a special place in my heart for her. My dad was hired at UAL in 1937 as a co-pilot on the 247, and has this plane in his logbooks. Almost 80 years later I'm a captain myself on an A330, and it's wonderful to see the connection across the years with the 247 stil...

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by HAL
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air's A321neos
Replies: 27
Views: 13397

RE: Hawaiian Air's A321neos

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that leaves the factory ramp is part of the contract for the purchase. If Southwest leaves with full tanks it's because the contract stipulated so, not because Boeing is 'being nice'. This isn't a car dealership. For <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acro...

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by HAL
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More On Boeing Job Cuts
Replies: 99
Views: 14949

RE: More On Boeing Job Cuts

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>But that's how it's always been for the bi...

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by HAL
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More On Boeing Job Cuts
Replies: 99
Views: 14949

RE: More On Boeing Job Cuts

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Boeing is run purely for the benefit of its ...

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by HAL
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 And A330-800 Not Dead? AirwaysNews Analysis
Replies: 127
Views: 21973

RE: 787-8 And A330-800 Not Dead? AirwaysNews Analysis

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#78" class="quote">Reply 78</a>):<br/><i>I wish I understand the thought process be...

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by HAL
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137
Replies: 207
Views: 26505

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137

Hawaiian considering <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> - <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. If it happens, it's likely to start in 2017. <a href...

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by HAL
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasa Reveals 'Son Of Concorde' Plan
Replies: 24
Views: 11194

RE: Nasa Reveals 'Son Of Concorde' Plan

The aircraft shown in the story is not a large passenger plane. It's the small, single seat 'low-sonic-boom' demonstrator test plane. NASA will use it to test sonic boom mitigation technology. Once they've shown that they can reduce the boom to a level that's acceptable to the general public, they'l...

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by HAL
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-200/-800neo - Viability?
Replies: 80
Views: 14637

RE: Airbus A330-200/-800neo - Viability?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PDPsol" class="quote" target="_blank">PDPsol</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>Well, it must be a right-sized capacity issu...

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by HAL
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-200/-800neo - Viability?
Replies: 80
Views: 14637

RE: Airbus A330-200/-800neo - Viability?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">roseflyer</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>The A330-800 isn't good at anything. It ...

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