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by ADent
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 181
Views: 25151

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

DL has been doing this for awhile - I saw it mentioned here about an A321 doing ATL-YYZ.

A google search turned up a blog post about N389DN that was delivered in February.

They also noted A339 N405DX that hasn’t done any domestic legs.

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by ADent
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 783
Views: 144212

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

Don’t worry, no one but ANet has really thought about a 757NEO - no new engine is available and the tooling, production line, and CAD drawings don’t exist. This originally started as a quick, lowish cost NMA to tackle A321/737-10 market. I would guess 737-10 fuselage on 757 landing gear and a carbon...

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by ADent
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67924

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

PreCovid WN is gate or slot constrained at LAX, SNA, BUR. Maybe they think there is enough slop from those 3 to make LGB work.

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by ADent
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 63403

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

If an airline would order couple of A220-300s right now and willing to receive them asap. How long would be the wait for this airline to get the first frames delivered? Does some airlines are delaying their slots? Many thanks. How long does it take to remove the Delta logos? There were 2 completed ...

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by ADent
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?
Replies: 68
Views: 11545

Re: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?

United bought a lot of DC-10-10s and Hawaii was an important destination.

Until ETOPS was a thing 3 or 4 engines needed for those routes.

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by ADent
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 160
Views: 24184

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

The real problem with being an Engineer in Aerospace watching the industry basically collapse, it would be time to leave except I cannot think of another industry that is hiring to any big extent, in particular if one lives around Seattle. Space was going gangbusters last year. Blue Origin has doub...

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by ADent
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 8958

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizjet prototype unveiled

flaps system looks interesting, yes https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28409/the-mysterious-and-potentially-revolutionary-celera-500l-aircraft-may-fly-soon I saw the patents - wonder what will actually get installed in the wing. At least they are planning on double slotted flaps. The 61 knot lim...

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by ADent
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 8958

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizjet prototype unveiled

Must be a hell of a flap system to get the stall speed to 61 knots.

61 knots is the legal max for single engine planes - though PC12 got an exception to 67 knots due to seats with enhanced crash survive-ability.

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by ADent
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 160
Views: 24184

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

No, there never was a plan to assemble a 787 in just four days. The plan was for one to leave the factory every three days, and given there were four positions in the original FAL pan, a total of 12 days to produce one plane from start to finish ( ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/lean-mean-dream-m...

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by ADent
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 605
Views: 97412

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

If EASA indeed wants such a system (in whichever form) within two years, then the usual course of action would be to issue an AD to such extent. It was reported that EASA wants a third AOA sensor (physical or virtual) and would agree to RTS w/o it. But would require the 737-10MAX to have it at cert...

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by ADent
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 160
Views: 24184

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Most interesting part to me was: In addition to the job losses from the 787 going away, the cost of producing the 767s and 777s will shoot up because the overhead costs at the giant plant will then be spread over many fewer airplane deliveries. The article makes a lot of points about the various ne...

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by ADent
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5729

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

737-100 1967-1969 (30)


There General Aviation stuff like Adam Aircraft A500 2005-2007 (5)

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by ADent
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35574

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

BFL doesn’t have any competition Out of curiosity, did you mean Bakersfield, or are you using BFL as an acronym for something else? Or was that a typo? I think that is supposed to be BUF - Buffalo, NY. They were referencing new routes from LAX shown in the original post. I think BFL is really BUF d...

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by ADent
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29517

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

rbavfan wrote:
The 787 was was a passenger models with a sensor with battery backup & had a bad wire.

The 777 on fire is a Freighter, not a passenger model and does not have the device that caught the 787 on fire.

Freighters don’t have ELTs with batteries?

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by ADent
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3888

Re: QF A380 storage.

To save the trouble of going to look at the other thread: Post #445 on that thread ( https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1445691&start=400#p22316057 ): I am curious as to why Qantas has chosen to fly 2 A380’s from Australia all the way to Victorville for long term storage, wh...

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by ADent
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16469

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I don’t really care - my iPhone works great with pre-loaded stuff or the streaming app. Battery life is good, but I have a battrey pack. A phone/tablet shelf would be nice.

But PLEASE no under seat IFE boxes!

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by ADent
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

According to the Seattle Times article EASA wants a 3rd AOA sensor (physical or virtual), and some warning system. They are concerned that a single bad sensor can cause numerous warnings. Canada wants updates to flight manual to pull circuit breakers for stick shaker when system is clearly wrong, ra...

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by ADent
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 2963

Re: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations

The NIMBYs complaining about the "noise" from DEN should be forced to spend 30 minutes within 10 miles of any military airfield. Buckley Air Force Base is south of I70 between I225 and E470. Measuring on google maps it is 8.9 miles from runway to runway (DEN to BKF). Not the first payment...

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by ADent
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4725

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Not a bike path, it’s a road around the perimeter. There is a bike path on the south west side of north road. I believe this is where the incident happened. https://goo.gl/maps/kGUi1u3ahHVqb3tx7 I am thinking maybe the jet started to power up before being completely lined up with the runway If you ...

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by ADent
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15464

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Except, sales do not work that way, ABB calls airbus and Boeing and says "We would like to order 50 widebodies" neither of the manufacturers are going to say "No, we don't want your business". But the smart one will say we need double the usual deposit and set higher bars on pro...

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by ADent
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43568

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

They are signed up for 40 gates. The preferential use facilities include, as of the Effective Date, the following current gates and associated holdrooms on the C Concourse: C-23 – C-37, inclusive, C-40 – C-47, inclusive, C-49, and C-51. The parties further agree that upon the Date of Beneficial Occ...

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by ADent
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103230

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

And, for the E175-E2, even if they don´t sell no one single plane, it´s a real prototype flying with a second to follow in few weeks. 6 prototypes for the MRJ-90!! Over 3,000 flight test hours. :weightlifter: Or even a plane with ten prototypes, none certified, and still on development more than 10...

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by ADent
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103230

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

On 5 September 2019, Mesa Airlines signed a MOU for up to 100 SpaceJet M100s, 50 of which are targeted as firm orders and 50 as purchase rights. Mesa won’t take it since it’s a paper plane only ... I mean, real orders ??? 28 January 2015 - Japan Airlines - 32 Firm orders according to https://www.fl...

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by ADent
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43568

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

The diagrams in the lease PDF (page 46) shows a plane at what would be C38, but no gate number.

I assume that means C38 is not usable - it is adjacent to the central hub of C-Concourse and has an extended jetway in the diagram to fit the plane shown between C36 and the service road.

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by ADent
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43568

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

The WN lease was signed 3/9 (or 3/10). City Council website: https://denver.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4337154&GUID=D792E64D-9F21-4CF1-96A7-9A711032FAA3 The lease: https://denver.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8177851&GUID=536B7121-9B2A-4E33-A5CE-EF63B1996BD3 They are signed u...

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by ADent
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103230

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

When the last order occurred? On 19 June 2019, Mitsubishi signed a MOU with an unnamed American customer for 15 of the new 76-seat SpaceJet M100 variant. On 5 September 2019, Mesa Airlines signed a MOU for up to 100 SpaceJet M100s, 50 of which are targeted as firm orders and 50 as purchase rights.

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by ADent
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

I thought EASA always wanted a third sensor, but was willing to accept a synthetic sensor. Without a 3rd senior how do you handle a AOA mis-compare? One answer was to turn off MCAS with a miscompare. Boeing says that is generally safe. Which leads the Canadians to ask can we test fly it w/o MCAS, an...

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by ADent
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43568

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanx for the update.

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by ADent
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10956

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

DEN was 2x HNL and 1x KOA, LIH, OGG pre-Covid.

I assume HA is a better experience than UA, but changing planes in LGB at a scissor hub doesn’t seem like a way to steal money from UA.

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by ADent
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8109

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

So what will Boeing have to do to make the 777-XF a better choice than the 777-8F?

The MTOW is the same and the 777-XF will weigh quite a bit more.

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by ADent
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

They have to build to a documented configuration, so presumably rework will be required.

There were reports of them fixing the wire separation issue on some planes, so they should incorporate that during production.

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by ADent
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103230

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

With M100 development “dropped” the M90 SpaceJet’s biggest competitor is the E2 175 (80 pass vs 88 for M90 and 114 for E2 190).

Not a healthy market worldwide - and sales proof in the US.

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by ADent
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 783
Views: 144212

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

Yeah we aren’t getting single pilot in a Boeing until self driving trucks are a regular thing and that emergency landing button well proven. Typically something disruptive cones from an upstart-maybe a Chinese RJ with AI autopilot. I don’t see a market for a small wide body, but 757+ has some legs. ...

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by ADent
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103230

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Wow. No flying of the conforming unit until cost cutting measures are complete and a plan to type certification is approved. No production until TC.

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by ADent
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18588

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

There hasn't been one confirmed case of COVID 19 from a commercial a/c. Not sure what you consider “confirmed“, but there was this: “Later on Sunday, the health ministry said nine more people, all foreigners, on the same flight were confirmed to have contracted the virus. Seven are British, one is ...

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by ADent
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59217

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

In reference to the linked article it looks like 1 from the Volga-Dnepr fiasco and 4 to 7 ”additional jumbo cargo airplanes to a buyer believed to be UPS Inc.” but I couldn’t read the whole thing.

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by ADent
Sun May 31, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16756

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Conversely at United (Summer 2019)
ORD 637 flights 44% mainline
IAH 533 45%
DEN 504 45%
EWR 432 55%

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by ADent
Sun May 31, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3667

Re: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft

Those A350s were ordered in 2010 by pre-merger UA who was kinda pro-Airbus and somewhat anti-GE.

Pre Merger Continental was strongly pro-Boeing and post merger United seems to be in that camp.

I don’t see UA taking any A350’s if they can help it, even 17 years after the initial order.

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by ADent
Sat May 30, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16756

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 ADent
Thu May 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43568

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... -schedule/

Denver: Birmingham (BHM), Little Rock (LIT) and Wichita (ICT) all on Dec. 17
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Delta350 wrote:
Southwest did announce new routes. Take a look here.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... -schedule/

Denver: Birmingham (BHM), Little Rock (LIT) and Wichita (ICT) all on Dec. 17

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by ADent
Thu May 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries

I guess that the aircraft's price will be slightly dropped after this pandemic, because of A&B strategy as well as a large number of airframes which are sold are returned to the lessors. This will be a rare chance for newbies to get new airframes as the market will be recovered (if they are sti...

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by ADent
Thu May 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74495

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

DEN-BHM will be nice.

Hope it can build to a couple of flights a day.

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by ADent
Wed May 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16756

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Scope will change if the E1 E175 goes out of production. If American or Delta upgrades scope to allow E2-175 and United has to kill United Express because there are no airplanes - there will be great stress placed on United and pilots to come up with a solution. Until then or some other external for...

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by ADent
Tue May 26, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16756

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I think United would still be interested in 50 seaters since they have a pretty low cap (255) on 70 & 76 seaters.

In fact they are (were) making 50 seaters out of 70 seaters.

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by ADent
Sun May 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17343

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

I think PDX-DEN has been a hole in AS network, but UA, WN, and WN covered it well.

PreCovid, even with F9 cutbacks, there were still 12 flights a day scheduled.

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by ADent
Fri May 22, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122962

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

We can infer from the actions of DL that the benefits of using A359s (even if the performance on one route is "sub optimal") outweigh the cost of retiring the entire 777 fleet even after spending $100 million on cabin refurbishment and taking a significant accounting charge. Let’s say the...

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by ADent
Thu May 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

There was an article a couple of weeks back talking about progress - training updates were stalled, but Boeing was working on rewiring planes, and the minimum equipment lists were updated. 1 notable change was the requirement of a working autopilot since one of the MAX’s non-normal checklists calls ...

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by ADent
Wed May 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 2944

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

If they can get out of the RR contract not buying 20 engines would save a good chunk of cash.

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by ADent
Thu May 14, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 783
Views: 144212

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

Can an all new composite wing bring down thrust requirements on a 757+ to something offered on the 737-10MAX or A321XLR?

If the 757+ completely replaces the 737MAX (at least -9 and -10) will there be enough business for a properly sized LEAP derivative?

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