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by 747400sp
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My last day at Starline Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: My last day at Starline Tours

Thank you all.

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by 747400sp
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My last day at Starline Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 560

My last day at Starline Tours

Hello Today was last day at California largest tour bus company, STARLINE Tours/Tourcoach driving their double deck New Flyer D40lfs. I also had a chance to drive a Setra S417 and 2 Gillig Phantom for Tourcoach. I enjoyed my time at STARLINE, but I am moving to New Orleans to get married. PS: I like...

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by 747400sp
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will FCA Finally put out the Jeep Grand Wrangler?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Will FCA Finally put out the Jeep Grand Wrangler?

Hello I know in the past, I have put out some crazy vehicles ideals, but I have read that there are plans, for FCA to build a full size Jeep Grand Wrangler, to compete with the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. It supposed to have wood siding, and it is supposed built on the Dodge Durango pla...

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by 747400sp
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fiat/Chrysler Dropping Dart/200
Replies: 77
Views: 3842

Re: Fiat/Chrysler Dropping Dart/200

I wonder why FCA did not put the Jeep Renegade on the Fiat Compact platform?

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by 747400sp
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fiat/Chrysler Dropping Dart/200
Replies: 77
Views: 3842

Re: Fiat/Chrysler Dropping Dart/200

Hello

I brought a 2015 Chrysler 200, and I like the 9 speed transmission, it get pretty good high end speed yet give pretty good fuel economy.

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by 747400sp
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?
Replies: 49
Views: 11994

Re: RE: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?

[quote="cougar15"]Quoting blacksoviet (Thread starter):Will the final 743 flight come before the last 742 flight? Do we really need a thread on each & every one of your questions filling the Forum? why not consolidate your questions a little more " thought out/through" , rath...

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by 747400sp
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the 60's and 70's GM, Ford or Chrysler?
Replies: 9
Views: 775

In the 60's and 70's GM, Ford or Chrysler?

Hello If you were living in the 60's or 70's, would you buy a GM, Ford or Chrysler car? I would have choose GM, because anybody who could build locomotives, trucks and buses, must know how to build a good car, and I am also a Cadillac fan. Now today, I am a Chrysler fan, but this post is about the 6...

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by 747400sp
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?
Replies: 46
Views: 2902

If airlines started to listen to A-netter?

Hello

A lot of us A-netters, have our own opinion about how to run an airline, and what kind of equipment the airlines should use. So, what if the airlines was to listen to A-netters?

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by 747400sp
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could an open top double deck party bus work?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Could an open top double deck party bus work?

Hello I had a ideal about an open top double deck party bus, but I been told that insurance would not want to touch such a dangerous ideal. Now, I think if the lower part of the bus, is the party bus and top deck is a sightseeing lounge where alcohol or anybody who drunk alcohol is ban, then it coul...

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by 747400sp
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should RAM look into a class 6 6500
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Should RAM look into a class 6 6500

Hello

I was wondering, should RAM look into a 6500 truck to compete with Ford F-650, for the strait truck and cut away motorcoach market. It would be powered by the small but very good Cummins B 6.7 and an allison 3000 transmission, so should RAM look into a 6500?

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by 747400sp
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13469

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Hello

I did not like the HA 767s at first, because they replaced the DC-10s, and I happily to see A330s flying between LAX and Hawaii, so goodbye 767s, hello to the better A330s. Now I an not so happily about the A321s coming.

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by 747400sp
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330
Replies: 275
Views: 34258

Re: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330

Hello I hope they will keep the A35K order, because I think they make great 744 replacements, because they will have a cruising speed around the area as a 744 cruising speed. The A35K also have around the same capacity as a 744, and I applause UA for ordering the only twin jet that could actually re...

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by 747400sp
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Is Kalitta doing flights a charter for FedEx for the holiday season?

Hello I notice that a CK 742 has been landing at LAX at around 1600 lately, now CK normal 742s from HNL to LAX, arrives around 2300, so I decided to look the flight up on Flightaware, and I see that this flight is from MEM. Now I know Fed Ex, which has their main hub in MEM, has a high number of shi...

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by 747400sp
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?
Replies: 135
Views: 23841

Re: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?

Hello My first flight was on a MD plane, it was an AA DC-10 LAX-ORD in 1978 or 1979, I was around 6 mouths old, I was told I was the only baby not crying on board, as a matter of fact, I was jumping around in my parents lap. Now I read that there were a plan to merge Lockheed with Douglas and had th...

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by 747400sp
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are affordable V6 powered midsize cars going away?
Replies: 34
Views: 2681

Re: Are affordable V6 powered midsize cars going away?

Now, with today's new multi-speed transmissions and turbos, I understand why these car companies are downsizing to a 4 banger, but a V6 has great sound, and there is less stress on a V6 acceleration. So, are the days of affordable V6 powered midsize cars, going away?. I expect we will see V6 midsiz...

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by 747400sp
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are affordable V6 powered midsize cars going away?
Replies: 34
Views: 2681

Are affordable V6 powered midsize cars going away?

Hello I recent times, we have seen many car companies, drop installing a V6 engines in their mid size cars. It seem like people who want something smaller than a full size car, have to buy a luxury car if they want a V6. Now the 3 big Japanese bands, have seem to be our saving grace, but I have rea...

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by 747400sp
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?

I think it would sell great. It is a little surprising they don't do this because IIRC, fuel economy standards are looser for an SUV than a car. That should make it easier to sell a V8 powered Mustang on stilts than a normal V8 Mustang. The Mustang is selling very well regardless. But I can't tell ...

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by 747400sp
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19571

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

coolian2 wrote:
747400sp wrote:
if you do not have any this nice to say please do not reply

So if we disagree we can't reply?


No, if you disagree, you are welcome to reply, but do it in tactful way. We sometimes can be insulting with our reply's, and I am tired of it. If you do not believe me, let somebody post a 757 topic.

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by 747400sp
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I don't think Ford needs another CUV to be honest. What's stopping them from plonking a 5L V8 in a Ford Edge or a Ford Explorer other than ultra low demand?


I think the 5L V8 should get shoe horned into the Explorer, but should it also get shoe horned into the Taurus for an AWD SHO X model.

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by 747400sp
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?

No! The Mustang is iconic, leave it the hell alone. You want a high powered family mover than buy something else. Engines are engines, the Explorer and F series trucks shared the same 4.6 V8 with the Mustang for years. Put the engine in for all I care but leave the rest the hell alone. HA, ha, :D :...

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by 747400sp
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Should Ford look into a Mustang base CUV?

Hello With CUV's being the new hot thing on the road, I wonder if Ford should look into designing a Mustang based CUV? Now the Ford Edge is based on the Fusion platform, and the Explorer is based on the Taurus platform, so may be a muscle CUV based off the Mustang, would eye-popping for millennials...

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by 747400sp
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 16743

Re: Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft

AEROFAN wrote:
About time. I sincerely hope this becomes a reality



I agree, because it time to go forward in passenger air travel.

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by 747400sp
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19571

Is EK the new Pan Am?

Hello

First off for anybody who have a problem with this topic, if you do not have any this nice to say please do not reply

I know I started a topic about EK using super jumbo and jumbos on short routes, but I feel EK is the new PA, so do you think I am right?

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by 747400sp
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to use A380 and 777 on short flights
Replies: 22
Views: 5467

Re: EK to use A380 and 777 on short flights

Flightsimboy wrote:
And yet another EK thread. They only have the A380 and 777, so what other option do they have?


Get used to EK thrend, they the worlds top airline, they are worth talking about.

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by 747400sp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA has been operating 787s to LAX lately
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: CA has been operating 787s to LAX lately

LAXintl wrote:
1 of the 3 daily flights is on a 789 for the winter.


Wow, I hoping that CA would seen 747s back to LAX with the 747-8s, but it look like CA is going the other way.[threeid] :lol: [/threeid]

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by 747400sp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA has been operating 787s to LAX lately
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: CA has been operating 787s to LAX lately

Maybe it's due to a maintenance or delay delivery on its 77W, this might be similar to what Emirates does as they currently operating EK218 LAX-DXB on 77W due to A380 maintenance or delivery. Yes my family got cheated out of an A380 flight because book on EK218 to DXB. They were ok with it, but I w...

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by 747400sp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Octa SuperBus
Replies: 26
Views: 3749

Re: Octa SuperBus

I opened this topic expecting something like the Cyclops from a very very bad 1970s movie called The Big Bus... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Big_Bus_Cyclops_1.jpg Thank you for reopening my my topic :D . Now I think if Van Hool was to build an articulated version of the TDX25, it ...

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by 747400sp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to use A380 and 777 on short flights
Replies: 22
Views: 5467

EK to use A380 and 777 on short flights

Hello First of all, please forgive me if this topic been posted before, but it looks like EK's retirement of their A330 fleet, may see them putting A380's and 777's on shorter local flights. This sounds like good news for passengers. Here's the link. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -f-43...

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by 747400sp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA has been operating 787s to LAX lately
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

CA has been operating 787s to LAX lately

Hello Yesterday, I saw that Air China was operating a 787 at LAX in place of the normal 77W, and I look up the flight on Flightaware, and it look's like CA will also operating a 787 from LAX today. Is CA down sizing their equipment to LAX, or is this a fill in for a down 77W? Please be respectful wi...

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by 747400sp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Toyota build a Prius style car on the Camry plaform?
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Should Toyota build a Prius style car on the Camry plaform?

Hello Now, for years the Toyota Camry has been a top seller, and the Hybrid Prius, has also been a petty big seller for Toyota. Well the Prius is based on the Toyota New MC platform, which it shares with the Corolla. So I wonder if it's a good ideal for Toyota to build a fully hybrid big sister to ...

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by 747400sp
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air travel Now vs the 90's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Air travel Now vs the 90's?

Hello I was wondering, what are the the pros and con of air travel now vs the 90's? For me Pros Now you can now, chose your entertainment and most airlines operates newer planes. Cons Smaller planes on longer routes. Back then, almost every flight from LAX to JFK was a wide body, and every flight f...

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by 747400sp
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A330s ops from DFW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

AA A330s ops from DFW?

Hello Today when I was at DFW, I saw an America A330 at the AA maintenance holding lot, but I thought DFW was more of a 777, 787 and maybe 767 base when it come to wide bodies, and I thought the A330s are more so PIT, PHL and CLT based. So I wondered, do AA has A330s flights out of DFW, and if so, w...

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by 747400sp
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 26411

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

Thank you UPS for adding more orders to the last Clippper.

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by 747400sp
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight on a Boeing 787
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

My first flight on a Boeing 787

Hello On Friday, I flew on a Boeing 787 for the first time. The flight was on the LAX-DFW route, and it was an AA 788. I was a little disappointed by the size of the windows, because I thought they would be huge, but after I flew an Airbus A321s back, I realize that the windows where large. I was im...

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by 747400sp
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac To Use Buses To Get Passengers To Planes
Replies: 110
Views: 20438

Re: Sea-Tac To Use Buses To Get Passengers To Planes

LAX had giant Neoplan wide body buses, to operate between the Bradley and the satelite terminals in the 90's.

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by 747400sp
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Plans to lower trucks and buses speed in the United States
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Plans to lower trucks and buses speed in the United States

Hello There are plans to lower CMV's ( Commercial Motor Vehicle ) speed in the United States, to 68, 65 or 60 mph. Now as a driver, who has driven, tractor trailers, a motorcoach, double deckers, school buses and retired transit buses, I feel that this new rule is a disrespectful to most profession...

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by 747400sp
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 13077

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

Well I am going to enjoy the 742s @ LAX as long as I can.

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by 747400sp
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney
Replies: 100
Views: 36901

Re: RE: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney

A friend of mine who deals in aircraft maintenance, sales, leases etc groans each time he's given PW powered 757s to deal with. He says that on paper it should be a better plane than the RR, but in reality the RR is by far the best in terms of payload, range, maintenance and resale value. He says t...

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by 747400sp
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney
Replies: 100
Views: 36901

Re: RE: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney

Quoting hotplane (Reply 11): BA bought all if not most of Easterns RB211 535c s I would have liked to have seen those RB211 535C powered birds, because their engine cowls look like the 524s on 747s classics and 22 on L1011s. If anybody ever heard a 535C powered 757 start up, I just wanted to know, ...

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by 747400sp
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney
Replies: 100
Views: 36901

Re: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney

Hello

I wonder do anybody remember that GE planned a de-rated version of CF-6 for the 757?

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by 747400sp
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KAL Flight 17/18 a 748I today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

KAL Flight 17/18 a 748I today?

Hello This morning, I was walking out of my house, and I saw a Korean Air 747-8I on approach to runway 24 at LAX. So I looked up the flight this afternoon, and saw that a 747-8I was put in place of the normal A380. So, is KAL downgrading flight 17/18 to a 747-8I, or was today's flight using a stand...

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by 747400sp
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 13249

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

I did not see a post on this subject, but does anyone have info as to the charters NFL teams are using this year? As a quick side note, tonight, 8/31, the Los Angeles Rams will be flying a UA 789 into MSP. This will be the first 789 for MSP, albeit a charter. Man I wished I read this post when it w...

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by 747400sp
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FX MD-10-10 fresh from heavy check?
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Re: FX MD-10-10 fresh from heavy check?

This is good news, because it is good to see those old DC-10s still flying.

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by 747400sp
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are US passenger trains so slow?
Replies: 31
Views: 3474

Why are US passenger trains so slow?

Hello Before I start, I love the way are American passengers trains sound, but they are very slow when you put them next to trains in France, Japan and China. An Amtrak locomotive, is pretty much a cowl freight locomotive which rides on faster b type truck, instead of the slower heavy duty c trucks...

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by 747400sp
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Oceanliners were still mainstream?
Replies: 12
Views: 810

If Oceanliners were still mainstream?

Hello I was wondering, if oceanliners were still mainstream today, do you think they would be more QM2 like, are would we have seen giant 200000 ton catamarans with 8 large water jets? So, how would have today's oceanliners been design? Yes the QM2 is an oceanliner, but it is pretty much an enlarge...

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by 747400sp
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9878

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

The only cost effective solution would be off-the-shelf engine of the current generation. Which engine at 42000-45000lb range would you suggest ? The 321neo engine max out in the low 30s while the 787/330neo engines start at the mid-to-high 60s. The one remotely close would the Trent 500 that was u...

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by 747400sp
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9878

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

Freshside3 wrote:
Boeing is delusional, thinking the 737-900 is a suitable replacement for the 757. It's just not working.



I second that!!

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by 747400sp
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A treat for Airbus lovers.
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Re: A treat for Airbus lovers.

Boeing778X wrote:
Great footage indeed!

Now, I believe seeing a formation flight of the 737 MAX 8, 787-9, 777-9 and 747-8i would not only be more epic, but more colorful ;)

738 - Teal
789 - Blue
779 - Red
748 - Orange





I think that would be a great ideal!!! :D :D :D :D

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by 747400sp
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Airbus damaged in ground collision @ Tehran
Replies: 24
Views: 11236

Re: 2 Airbus damaged in ground collision @ Tehran

This is some big time shenanigans.

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by 747400sp
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A treat for Airbus lovers.
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

A treat for Airbus lovers.

Hello I thought I give some of us Airbus fans a little treat. Here the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYN7Hm3zMaU The Airbus 4, are an impressive group of airliners. Now, I believe Boeing makes some of the most slick airliners on earth, but I like that thick beefy look that is in Airbus aircrafts.

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