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by sv7887
Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Eastern Airlines Fail?
Replies: 25
Views: 16496

RE: Why Did Eastern Airlines Fail?

Hi All, Eastern's troubles began with the dawn of the Jet Age. Eastern's then irascible chief Eddie Rickenbacker refused to adopt the Jet technology, instead sticking with prop planes. He passed on options on jet aircraft that other airlines used to clobber Eastern with. From then, a feud erupted be...

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by sv7887
Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India´s View Of The World :-)!
Replies: 28
Views: 6269

RE: Air India´s View Of The World :-)!

The so called "confusion" doesn't come from India's side. But really, this is an aviation forum, let's leave the "Border" talk out of it... I think Air India's website basically is a representation of the sorry state of that airline...I have to agree with the majority of this thread. Given India's S...

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by sv7887
Sat Jul 05, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sleaziest Airlines
Replies: 65
Views: 5876

RE: Sleaziest Airlines

Hmm,
Sleazy? With all this talk of Sleazy Airlines, how about Sleazy Airline Chiefs? I'd nominate Frank Lorenzo and Carl Icahn as a close second..As for the Airline question, my vote would have to go to Tower Air..

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by sv7887
Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kerry Backs Subsidies To Help Boeing Fight Airbus
Replies: 41
Views: 3572

RE: Kerry Backs Subsidies To Help Boeing Fight Airbus

Hi all, John Kerry is simply playing politics. As others have said, Two wrongs don't make a right...Take this issue to the forum that is supposed to deal with Subsidies and so called unfair trade practices: the WTO!!!. Under Article <acronym title="Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russian Federation) and Viequ...

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by sv7887
Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Old Is Too Old?
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

How Old Is Too Old?

Hello All, A few days ago a Northwest DC-10-30 returned to Logan Airport in Boston due to Engine Fire. Now, this may have nothing to do with the A/c's age, but it made me think: How old is too old for a passenger airliner? I realize there is more to this than simply age. Hours on the airframe is pro...

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by sv7887
Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Group Opposes Boeing Tanker Lease
Replies: 35
Views: 3145

RE: New Group Opposes Boeing Tanker Lease

Hi All, It has been established clearly that the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 fleet is in dire needs of replacement. As for corporate welfare...Do you really think it's politically feasible to select a Foreign built A330? Never mind the flak from the labor Unio...

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by sv7887
Fri May 30, 2003 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airport" 747
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

RE: "Airport" 747

Thanks for all the information! Everyone on these boards are really knowledgeable!

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by sv7887
Fri May 30, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airport" 747
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

"Airport" 747

Hello all, I was wondering whether anyone knew which 747 was used in the "Airport" series movies? I gather it is a 747-100 of some sort. In the movie it has an American Airlines color scheme. Any ideas as to which one? I just noticed the movie on cable tv, and it piqued my curiosity. Many thanks for...

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by sv7887
Fri Aug 18, 2000 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?
Replies: 79
Views: 6483

RE: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?

The United States already has a supersonic Bomber. The B-1 Lancer. The grounding of Concorde is a sad day for aviation, as it was one of the greatest achievements of the previous century. It is a shame that their legacy might end this way. It is not a fitting exit for such a magnificent plane. My be...

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