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by Acey559
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

One way is to search the SDRs at the FAA web site. https://av-info.faa.gov/sdrx/ On the left side of the page, look for Public Functions, and underneath it, click on Search Reports. Do not put the N before the registration number or it won't fit in the search box. The result is a list in no kind of...

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by Acey559
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Atlas definitely flew into ILN last time around. I think it was for a shorter duration that ABX/ATI but I definitely remember seeing them there for at least a little while.

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by Acey559
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Some pilot questions for those of you in the know?? Can you fly for two airlines?? or are the monthly limits the only flying you can do legally?? Could you fly for a small cargo op on your days off from say UPS/Amazon carriers etc?? Thanks in advance. My airline ops experience is limited to ramp op...

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by Acey559
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Some pilot questions for those of you in the know?? Can you fly for two airlines?? or are the monthly limits the only flying you can do legally?? Could you fly for a small cargo op on your days off from say UPS/Amazon carriers etc?? Thanks in advance. My airline ops experience is limited to ramp op...

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by Acey559
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N367AZ will be placed on the ATI OpSpecs within the next couple weeks and should enter service in August.

N255CM is now an ETOPS aircraft and will be flying the Pacific Freighter flights until N395CM returns from C Check, then it (255) will go back to being the network spare.

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by Acey559
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13749

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I think CVG still has a smoking room. There’s a smoke shop on the B concourse and I believe there’s a smoking room behind it.

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by Acey559
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

And we add another ILN flight tonight (6/30/19): BDL-ILN-? (ABX 762). And DFW-ILN-PHX seems to have switched from an ATI 762 to an ATI 763 the past two nights. And it looks like the typical aircraft routing for ANC will be TPA-ILN-SEA-ANC-PHX-TPA. ALSO, Southern added IAH-RFD-IAH in the past few da...

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by Acey559
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another bit of info is that the normal ATI hot spare in SMF will transition to become a PHX hot spare sometime soon. Our bids made note of the change but didn’t give an exact date.

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7297

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

The worst facility I’ve come across so far is Mumbai Oceanic. Absolutely awful. Between the terrible HF radios and their accent, it’s almost better not even trying. I’m not trying to sound like an ass as I know not everyone speaks English well, but they’re especially bad. Plus it’s a VERY busy area....

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

We received our briefing guides for the new ILN ops a day or two ago and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. I hesitate to post too much on an open forum but since this is the first station to be staffed with Amazon employees, the whole thing seems to have stepped up a notch. I think Amazon ha...

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by Acey559
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

We received our briefing guides for the new ILN ops a day or two ago and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. I hesitate to post too much on an open forum but since this is the first station to be staffed with Amazon employees, the whole thing seems to have stepped up a notch. I think Amazon has...

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

SEA-ANC-PHX will be an ATI route to start. I’m guessing there will be more routes following this one, and Amazon likes to shuffle things around so it could go to Atlas or ABX in the future.

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

For those interested, the routing will be SEA-ANC-PHX.

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Just a cursory search of our bids shows TPA-ILN-SEA and RFD-ILN-PHX mixed in with lots of DFW. I’m wondering if it’s going to ramp up slowly to give the new ground crews time to get up to speed. Oddly, in two weeks I only fly to ILN once. Normally we do a circular routing and touch mostly the same c...

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

What cities will be served out of ILN? I’ll be flying DFW-ILN (barring any schedule changes) but I’d have to see where else. As Whiplash posted above, Atlas will be starting shortly after and he’d probably be able to give you a better idea of their routes. I’ll look at the bids to see where ATI wil...

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

My schedule shows I should be in ILN in July 5th but our travel department notified us of a potential schedule change. Not sure if it’s ILN specific or maybe Amazon is reducing the schedule as they often do on holidays.

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40158

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

One thing I’ve noticed flying the 757 (and the 767 for that matter) is if the reversers are deployed before the nosewheel is on the ground, the nose has a tendency to want to drop pretty rapidly so one has to be ready for that. It’s not violent and nothing that can’t be overcome, but if it’s true t...

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by Acey559
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40158

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

One thing I’ve noticed flying the 757 (and the 767 for that matter) is if the reversers are deployed before the nosewheel is on the ground, the nose has a tendency to want to drop pretty rapidly so one has to be ready for that. It’s not violent and nothing that can’t be overcome, but if it’s true th...

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by Acey559
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4985

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

Answered my own question - thanks to http://www.routesonline.com. Amsterdam – Chicago O’Hare eff 27OCT19 787-9 replaces 747-400COMBI, 5 weekly Amsterdam – Chicago eff 30MAR20 4 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing 777-200ER So scheduled KLM 747 service will end in Chicago on October 26 2019. Sa...

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by Acey559
Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!
Replies: 15
Views: 2758

Re: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!

Looks like ICE841 is holding now. I can see them leaving ICT if they were told the airport would be opening up shortly, but still risky obviously because stuff like this is hard to gauge when dealing with a good sized airport and lots of scattered debris. This makes for a pretty long day for passeng...

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by Acey559
Wed May 29, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!
Replies: 15
Views: 2758

Re: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!

My brother-in-law and his family live in Lawrence and it just missed them. His wife was scheduled to fly back from ORD tonight (ironically they’re having their own issues this evening) but obviously that isn’t happening. This spring has indeed been crazy all over the place.

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by Acey559
Tue May 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5070

Re: Equine Flights

What is an "equine flight"? What is "the Preakness"? What is "MLW"? There's a lot to learn in this thread! ;) Flights with horses as their primary cargo. The Preakness is one of the major horse races here in the US. Maximum Landing Weight Hope that helps! If it was the...

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by Acey559
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there...

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by Acey559
Fri May 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating.


5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today.

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by Acey559
Wed May 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N730WE enroute to CVG Excellent! And directly to Dean Baldwin Painting at ROW! I’m here in CVG and was hoping to catch a glimpse but missed it when crew scheduling called. Hopefully it will be out of paint and on cert soon. In other news, 373AA just finished with a triple gear change down in TPA an...

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by Acey559
Mon May 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

791 has about 43000 cycles and fewer than 60,000 hours on her. So she is on the lighter side of the median of the -200 fleet at ATSG. She is line number 106, so not even close to the oldest active one. 739 on the other hand... In terms of calendar age, she's the current winner, although when 741 ge...

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by Acey559
Sun May 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Don't know what will happen eventually to ex-AA 737s. For now, it seems that GECAS is sourcing the Amazon conversions from lease returns of passenger aircraft in its existing fleet. (The first three Amazon conversions were all of gold-plated versions leased by GECAS originally to ATA Airlines in th...

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by Acey559
Thu May 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CoThG wrote:
When does the ILN night sort start?


Sometime in June. I don’t know the exact date but the plan is to get things going next month.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Envoy Air's fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Question about Envoy Air's fleet

As mentioned above, the -140 is actually a variant of the -135 (KL). The -140 moniker is essentially just marketing as there is no type certificate for an EMB-140, it’s a variation of the -135. American Eagle (Envoy) did operate a number of -135s (37 seats) but got rid of them a while ago. That was ...

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by Acey559
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5406

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

The really cool thing was watching the ORD controllers launch aircraft in all directions to clear traffic out after thunderstorms. Back when the 32s and 4/22s were open they used to launch airplanes all over the place. Unfortunately those days are probably gone with most of the intersecting runways ...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6194

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I just landed in PHX and saw QF7 take off. Ironically I was coming from DFW and somehow we made it out on time with no issues. Seems like it got bad after I left.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

Lots in CVG. My airline flies to LAX, SEA, PHL, TUL, AUS, MSY and MEM on behalf of DHL. There are numerous others though not all contractors have their aircraft painted in DHL colors.

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by Acey559
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A colleague of mine shared a new station opening up in June. Anyone know? It’s not the new ILN hub. Should be ANC. ATI will be operating the route and at this point it isn’t known what the city pairs will be, but rumors are that it will probably be SEA. Also, I heard that when ILN opens up, ATI wil...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?

I’m booked on an AA MD-80 this coming Friday from DFW-CVG. I think CVG gets two or three MDs a day from DFW.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 4809

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

I just flew Gulf Air in business on their 787 from LHR-BAH and the A320 from BAH-FRA. It was a nice experience. Service was good and the seats were pretty nice on the 787. The Airbus was a little dated but I think those are getting updated. Probably not up to the standards of EK or QR, but still nic...

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by Acey559
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATI Flight from OKO-QPG-NKW
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: ATI Flight from OKO-QPG-NKW

It depends. Mostly fresh foods and things into Diego since they don’t grow much on the island. Also shuttling around things the military needs from place to place. Funny you bring this up because I flew it this past Monday. And yes it is scheduled. Though the flights in and out of Singapore have bee...

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by Acey559
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9609

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

It’s not uncommon for controlling agencies to not hand aircraft over. Flying out of Miami, if one is to overfly Cuba, the procedure is for one pilot to call Havana 10 minutes prior to entering Cuban airspace while the other pilot monitors Miami. When we have positive control with Havana we let Miami...

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by Acey559
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9609

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

Permits are required and are included with the flight plan. Occasionally ATC will ask to verify permit numbers and we have to read them back so they can verify them. They usually last for a certain period of time and the flight release will specify when they expire.

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nice, Yochai. And for what it’s worth, I saw a picture of 382CM yesterday and it looks identical to this. So anyone in CVG May be able to get a peek at it because it is presently filling in for some 757s in the DHL system that have been having maintenance troubles.

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by Acey559
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 17C...open for business
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Re: DFW 17C...open for business

Excellent news! It doesn’t affect me much because my airline typically operates in and out of DFW at odd times of the night, but I’ll be looking forward to the rescinding of the 1000 NOTAMs that were associated with this construction. ;)

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by Acey559
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382 doesn’t have the flat panel display system installed ye Are the ATSG airlines still using the IS&S FPDS system -- or has CAM moved to the Collins or similar displays (as an option; I heard they actually rip out the better avionics if the customer doesn't want to pay for them)? All of ours (...

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by Acey559
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382 doesn’t have the flat panel display system installed yet; it will be completed at the next C check. The reason being that 382 was slated to go elsewhere until Amazon signed for the additional five frames in 2019, so there was a scramble to get aircraft on property. 382 was the one that was avail...

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382CM will be on the ATI certificate by the end of this week or very early next week. It will initially support “other network requirements” according to the higher-ups. It will start flying for Amazon by the end of spring. So one could reason that it will be all white for a time and then get full P...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?

The XR and LR don’t feel any different in turbulence. Only a few light speed differences but nothing drastic between the two models. The main advantage to the XR over LR on those Mexico routes was high and hot performance with full loads of pax and bags. Although the 145 has worlds worst radar, the...

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. Is it just a 3rd party company handling DEN now? Another poster on the last page indicated there was a single CVG-DEN-Somewhere ...

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. I don’t know when the start date would be or what routes, but usually things open up pretty quickly once training is finished. I’...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nothing at all official at this time, but ATSG is negotiating with Amazon for 17 more frames beyond the 10 just announced. Not sure if the timeline for the additional aircraft, but maybe they’re hedging bets. Or they could be going to an outside operator. Hard telling.

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by Acey559
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Re: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row

Winds have been well over 100 knots right on the nose for a while now. Add in enroute deviations for weather and some nasty turbulence and things get fun. Many flights I’ve operated or ridden on recently have been filed in the mid-20,000 foot range which further exacerbates the issue. I’m beyond rea...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transition from VNAV PTH to VNAV SPD
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Transition from VNAV PTH to VNAV SPD

In the 757/767 it will switch to VNAV SPD if it gets too fast/slow while on the path (generally about 10-15 knots). The aircraft generally attempts to perform an idle descent but this doesn’t always work out. Occasionally we will get too fast and get a “drag required” message; and if we get too slow...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 101735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I have a stat some may find interesting, though as a caveat, this is the whole fleet including 757 Freighters and Combi aircraft, not just Amazon 767s. We (ATI) flew 52,000 hours and 15,000 cycles in 2018. The Combi aircraft (4) are higher hour/lower cycle and the 757 Freighters (4) are higher cycle...

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