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by ADent
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4295

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

No. With fly by wire you don’t need it .

There are other work arounds. Some Lear Jet got big strakes on the aft fuselage to fix similar problem.

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by ADent
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 10882

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

What prevents Airbus from opening up a new manufacturing site? Is it because of the supply chain? Seems Airbus could get a lot more orders if they could increase monthly out put. a) They are opening Mobile, AL for a second line (though fairly low rate). b) IIRC they under invested in the Mirabel pr...

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by ADent
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 13027

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Yep 4 cars. I have not been out in awhile. I thought maybe there was room for one more car if they rebuilt the stations, but looking at photos it doesn't like it would be easy. And it wouldn't fit between escalators. Who designed these trains if 5 concourses were in the master plan? I know we have m...

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by ADent
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 13027

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

It’s sad to think they could have focused on what the airport really needs. (More gates and a bigger international arrivals hall) They are building out a lot of gates right now. I understand having a central space with food and shopping like LHR T5 etc, but the damn thing needs to be entirely airsi...

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by ADent
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19417

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Depends on how they are configured, but yes a typical narrow body with minimum lavs is not a great place for an 8 hour flight.
I have flown ORD-HNL non-stop on a narrow body and it was great - first class in a DC8-71.

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by ADent
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5867

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

PreMerger UA ordered them PostMerger UA (aka PreMerger CO management) didn't want them.

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by ADent
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7102

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Delta can't even keep consistent service to large cities like MIA, FLL, TPA, CLT, RDU, PIT, CMH from SLC. The have all been stopped and started multiple times. Dela can't just add capacity to SLC and hope it works. The demand has to be there. As far as a transpacific flight goes, their ownly hope i...

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by ADent
Mon May 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13794

Re: WN announces service to ITO

BNORD1 wrote:
United flew DC-8s and Pan Am flew 707s LAX to ITO early 1970s flew each several times

United flew DC-10s too.
Flew LAX-ITO right after the DC-10 grounding was lifted with 26 passengers on board - great service on that flight.

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by ADent
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4252

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

A318 with PW6000

PW6000 deserves honors for short life of an engine design.

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by ADent
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47969

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Boeing is not conducting Customer acceptance flights. Therefore no aircraft are leaving Boeing’s hands until this is all sorted out. WN accepts fuel in place of customer acceptance flights https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382525&p=20434515&hilit=wn+customer+acceptanc...

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by ADent
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47969

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

What airline is accepting a multi-million dollar airplane without a test flight to make sure everything works as contractually obligated? "Southwest forgoes a traditional acceptance flight in return for a full tank of gas" - Flying August 2004 The plane in that article had two test flight...

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by ADent
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5209

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Automated cockpit of the future: A dog and a pilot.

The dog is there to keep the pilot from touching anything.
The pilot is there to feed the dog.

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by ADent
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9743

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Brick wrote:
Light rail service between downtown Denver and the airport is still running, though significant delays are to be expected.

The train to the airport is not light rail.

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by ADent
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 19113

Re: 757s in Vail

I keep reading about the impending end of the 757. Is it fuel economy that is driving this? The 757 is among pilots and ATC favourites, and pax don't typically complain too much about it either. It just seems to me they could put more efficient engines in them and keep flying them. .maybe even Brin...

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by ADent
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of PW6000 A318 Fleet?
Replies: 21
Views: 3850

Re: Status of PW6000 A318 Fleet?

Interestingly, America West's (and I believe TWA's) A318 order was for the PW6000 variant. http://www.flyian.net/links/twa/a318.jpg They all were in the beginning - only the PW6000 was initially offered. A 6/2000 article mentions how Air France insisted on the CFM engine for its A318s.

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by ADent
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 9408

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

What??? DL BOS-DCA SEP 0>4[0] DL BOS-EWR SEP 0>3[0] DL BOS-ORD SEP 0>3[0] I can't read this, is DL adding or dropping BOS-EWR/ORD based on the arrows? In the latest OAG report DL is showing 4 flights per day in September on BOS-DCA - it was 0 previously. Last year in SEP they flew 0 flights on this...

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by ADent
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 38
Views: 8811

Re: UA 232 Details

No they did at one point. In fact there is a photo somewhere of a 727 taking off over the remains of 232. Here’s a gate check tag with Sioux City as the final destination... https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Em8AAOSwQPlV9cXi/s-l300.jpg (Sorry, I don’t know how to post photos) United May have flow spec...

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by ADent
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 74
Views: 10878

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

Before the CO merger MIA was classified as an express station, IIRC means that mainline service less than 6 months a year at the time.

So DEN (and points west) didn't have any service to MIA since the RJs couldn't fly that far.

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by ADent
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9357

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I think the events of 9/11 expedited many changes that would have happened anyway but 9/11 had them happen sooner. For example the big 3 were always going to get rid of their 727s but after 9/11 they REALLY moved on this-one could argue as for United we still see the residual effects of their over ...

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by ADent
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 11353

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

WN DEN-SEA MAR 0.5>2[4] APR 0>2[4] MAY 0>2[4] JUN 0>2[5] WN's coverage of major routes from SEA is starting to feel lackluster, reducing to 2x daily on DEN and MDW in this release Wow DEN-SEA cut way back. I have been flying this a few times a year and DL has had the right flight back from SEA (7pm...

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by ADent
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16931

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I am a white collar worker in the US working for a very large company and within the last 5 years they have completely terminated sick days for us. They did add one day of vacation a year (now called PTO - paid time off) to make up for it. If you are out for more than a week continuously Sick Leave ...

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by ADent
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5122

Re: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?

Yep. Pre-merger MIA was not a mainline station (ie at least 6 months of the year it was RJ only, IIRC) for UA.

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by ADent
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes
Replies: 57
Views: 9972

Re: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes

0UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.0[1.0] 1UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.0[1.0] 2UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.0[1.0] 3UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0(1.0) DEC 1....

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by ADent
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes
Replies: 57
Views: 9972

Re: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes

Not a huge fan of the beta format, but I really like having the extra data. Overall it is an improvement.

Thanx for regularly posting the data.

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by ADent
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't United fly DEN-MIA?
Replies: 15
Views: 3630

Re: Why doesn't United fly DEN-MIA?

Used to be they ran mainline jets during the high season and nothing during the low season - the RJs did not have the range to fly DEN-MIA.

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by ADent
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 16097

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Either scope clauses need to change or United will be flying 50 seaters for a long time. They have about 250 50 seaters and 250 70/76 seaters. They can not add any more 70/76 seaters. So if the 50s wear out and are parked they will just need to stop flying them and shrink the RJ fleet. Or negotiate ...

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by ADent
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 13832

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanx for posting the info.

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by ADent
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5903

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA wo...

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by ADent
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4636

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

SNA is 5701ft long.

At 70K lb you are only getting 50 seaters.

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by ADent
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9161

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Some quotes from Twitter (from link above) " ‘I'm on this flight that emergency landed. Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life’ " " American Airlines #AA1897 from San Antonio suffered significant damage to its windshields and nose while flying through s...

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by ADent
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7177

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

Nothing really.
UA has B concourse and WN C. The city is expanding both.

How is the airfield doing with all this traffic? The train is getting pretty full.

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by ADent
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3368

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

United would compete the contract and pick best overall deal, including financing options.

But they had a good relationship with Airbus and P&W and a bad relationship with GE. Tips the scales a bit towards A320Neo with GTFs.

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by ADent
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8446

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/do ... -order.pdf
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Half the fine is payable now and half is only due if they violate again in the next year.

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/do ... -order.pdf

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by ADent
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5483

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

For major spoke to hub or even hub to hub, it's still incredible to me that the best UA can do is a 145 or 170. Especially when your competitors are running multiple 717s or 737s/319s at the same time on what is basically a spoke to spoke route for them. PreMerger UA parked 100 737s during the down...

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by ADent
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 12355

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

The article I saw mentioned it hitting the emergency fuel cutoff.

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by ADent
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 11146

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

So UA needs some mid-range widebodies. Boeing isn't that interested in selling 787-8s anymore (supposedly it is cheaper to make -9s) and can not or will not make 767-300s. Instead UA is supposed to wait until 2024/2025/2026 to get a sizable number of 797s/MOMs. UA isn't happy and walks over to Airbu...

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by ADent
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47774

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Guess the bid for new build 767-300ERs didn't come in at a favorable price/schedule.

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by ADent
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long to repaint a fleet in new livery?
Replies: 21
Views: 3600

Re: How long to repaint a fleet in new livery?

United changed paint schemes in 2004 and there where still planes in the old paint scheme in 2012.

It also appeared at least one UA 777 was in the same paint for 12.5 years - so not every airline repaints every 4 years.

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by ADent
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Modified 707’s in US military service
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Modified 707’s in US military service

The E-8 JSTARS are 707 derived aircraft and have been planned to be re-engined with JT8Ds. Looks like only a test frame flew with the new engine though before the project got cancelled.

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by ADent
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 6187

Re: UA kicks off Passenger Trying to See Dying Mother Thanks to 3rd Party Agency

This has NOTHING to do with United and everything to do with the travel agency "Traveler Help Desk". "Back at the airport, Amrich and Prelas were pleading with United to let them buy a new ticket to get back on the plane — it was the last flight of the night. Amrich said the United a...

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by ADent
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 29338

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Avianca didn't order P&W A319s to go with their P&W A318s?

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by ADent
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 10265

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

Maybe they are afraid of something like this:

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by ADent
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver developments for 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3615

Re: Denver developments for 2018

UA announced Norfolk and 2 additional flights to HSV (That makes 3 I think).

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by ADent
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 10436

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

Enilria, thanx very for these threads weekly.

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by ADent
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 25763

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

I didn't read the article, but I doubt anyone is scouring the planet. HA, DL, etc know exactly which airlines have them.

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by ADent
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166926

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Maybe UA would like to start flying more widebodies from ORD. There are more 767 sized gates than 787/777.

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by ADent
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the old El Toro MCAS actually became an airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2756

Re: If the old El Toro MCAS actually became an airport

Those commercial jets had to be a lot quieter than the F4s that used to fly around there.

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