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by sv11
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW On The A350?
Replies: 54
Views: 6958

RE: PW On The A350?

I suspect <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> will sell their commercial engine business to either <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym>/Rolls-Royce. Would the govt approve such a deal? Pratt appears to be going the way of Douglas aircra...

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Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest WN Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 5667

RE: Longest WN Flights

SEA-Nashville is another long flight at 1948 miles. The leather seats are quite comfortable, the Snack Pack is adequate for long flights. Its interesting that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is operating these long flights, but the 737-700 gives them the capability. Looking fo...

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by sv11
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest WN Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 5667

Longest WN Flights

I thought <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> last Wed was long but it is no-where near the longe...

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by sv11
Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-BOI - CRJ-200? Yuck...
Replies: 20
Views: 4293

RE: NW MSP-BOI - CRJ-200? Yuck...

Flew Portland-Phoenix on an America West CRJ900. The person sitting behind me complained that we need a real jet, not a toy. The flight was 2 hours 11 minutes.

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by sv11
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Reasons NWA Will Order The 7E7
Replies: 92
Views: 12000

RE: Two Reasons NWA Will Order The 7E7

NWA can replace their DC-10-30 with A330/A350 or order 7E7s. The 7E7 might change the game, just like A330-200 did against the 767. NWA probably orders the aircraft that suits them best. They would have taken more 757-300s if available. I think a NWA 7E7 order is still a good possibility.

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by sv11
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could/Should AA Replace The A300's With 7E7's?
Replies: 57
Views: 6456

Could/Should AA Replace The A300's With 7E7's?

How old are AA's A300s and B767-300s? The 7E7 seems like an ideal replacement for them. I would think the 7E7-3 could replace the A300 and the 7E7-8, the 767-300s.

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by sv11
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: NW Will Acquire More 753's.
Replies: 38
Views: 5025

RE: Opinion: NW Will Acquire More 753's.

I also think that <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> will take some <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> powered 757-300s. I thought Condor/ATA were looking to sell theirs? Then <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> can also get some <ac...

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by sv11
Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ual 747 And 777 For Sale
Replies: 23
Views: 28485

RE: Ual 747 And 777 For Sale

Globalplanesearch.com shows lot of 777/747-400s available. I thought the number of used 747-400s available was limited. There is only 1 MD-11 listed on that site.

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by sv11
Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 ** RUMOR**
Replies: 89
Views: 14467

RE: NWA DC-9 ** RUMOR**

How come the 717 is not part of the rumor. I guess its just a rumor.

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by sv11
Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First US Legacy 7E7 Customer
Replies: 41
Views: 9622

RE: First US Legacy 7E7 Customer

I can think of AA for replacing the Airbus A300. I read somewhere NW and KLM were looking at a joint purchase.

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by sv11
Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER For U.S. Carriers?
Replies: 31
Views: 8690

RE: 777-300ER For U.S. Carriers?

Is NWA planning to replace its 747-200s? Looking at their fleet http://ir.nwa.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=111021&p=irol-fleet, they have a sizable fleet of -200 passenger and freighter aircraft. I was thinking they might replace them with used 744s but I believe not many are available now. Maybe they might ...

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by sv11
Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line
Replies: 96
Views: 17426

RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

I think NWA should acquire the Condor 757-300 with <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> engines and build up a fleet of <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> powered 757s. This would give them additional aircraft to buy from. I think Delta or UPS ha...

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by sv11
Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Forever
Replies: 66
Views: 4027

RE: 747 Forever

There is a big gap in capacity between A340-600/777-300ER and A380. I think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will eventually use 7E7 technology like the engines to do an updated 747 with around 450 seats or so and probably do a new wing, similar to 737NG. They might get risk sharing par...

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by sv11
Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue - A Missed Op For Southwest
Replies: 40
Views: 5189

RE: Jet Blue - A Missed Op For Southwest

Southwest also serves some long flights with their 737-700s. I can think of Seattle->Nashville and Seattle->Chicago. They provide snack packs on these long flights, which is quite adequate. I think Southwest is changing their model by doing some long flights rather than their traditional short haul ...

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by sv11
Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Boeing 777-300ER Or Airbus A340-500/600?
Replies: 35
Views: 25289

RE: NWA Boeing 777-300ER Or Airbus A340-500/600?

I think NWA is going to operate the twin A330-200 over the Pacific. If that works well for them, they might order a bigger twin like the 777-300ER to replace the 747-200s. the 777 is an awesome machine and airlines like singapore, ANA, Korean have started flying it on Pacific routes (sia's lax-tpe-s...

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by sv11
Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Update
Replies: 66
Views: 11464

RE: AA Fleet Update

The A300 retirement timing sounds perfect for a 7E7 order. The 7E7 would have nice cargo capacity for the latin american routes. It would be good if AA becomes a launch customer.

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by sv11
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Fragmenting-going For Smaller Planes
Replies: 0
Views: 2107

Pacific Fragmenting-going For Smaller Planes

Just returned from a trip to Asia. Flew <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> on Si...

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by sv11
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 Effect
Replies: 168
Views: 22663

RE: The A380 Effect

I went to Boeing's website and got a list of 747-400 customers. The major ones are Air China Air France,ANA,Asiana,british Airways,cathay pacific,China Airlines,EVA,Japan Airlines,KLM,Korean Air,Lufthansa,Malaysia <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>,Quantas,Singapore,Thai,United,V...

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by sv11
Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?
Replies: 42
Views: 9869

RE: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?

Dw747400, If you go to this webpage http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/777technical.html and click on Technical Specs and then Interiors and then Cross Sections you can see the diagram. I don't know if this diagram is accurate or not and I don't know what stuff is up there above the middle s...

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by sv11
Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?
Replies: 42
Views: 9869

RE: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?

I don't think Boeing will go head to head with the A380-the market is too small for both. Remember the costly Douglas/Lockheed battle over the not big 300 seat market with the DC-10/L-1011. I think that Boeing will look at a 450 seat 747X or 777. The 747X would be a possibility but would airlines be...

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by sv11
Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?
Replies: 42
Views: 9869

RE: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?

if you look at the 777 cross section on boeing's web site, there appears to be adequate space over the center section to may be put 3 seats there. the center ceiling could be lowered a bit also (the ceilings on top of the side seats are lower). If the height of the current aisle was lowered, there c...

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by sv11
Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?
Replies: 42
Views: 9869

RE: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?

I wonder if Boeing can put a second deck in the 777. They seem to have put crew rest areas (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/news/feature/osu.html). Looking at the 777 cross section I think a second deck with 3 across economy seating in the middle may be possible?

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by sv11
Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did KLM Order A330`s?
Replies: 41
Views: 7655

RE: Why Did KLM Order A330`s?

Some of Boeing's traditional customers like Qantas, KLM and EVA Air have ordered the A330-200. I think it is an outstanding aircraft in terms of cargo capacity and range. No wonder the 7E7 is aimed at the A330-200 and replacing older A300/310. The 767 cannot carry two LD3 side by side. If it could t...

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by sv11
Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Taunts Boeing Over 7E7
Replies: 197
Views: 18469

RE: Airbus Taunts Boeing Over 7E7

Boeing on their web site says it can carry 44 % more cargo than A330-200, which would turn the tables on the A330-200. I think a major reason the A330-200 is outselling the 767 is its cargo capabilities including carrying LD3.

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by sv11
Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Advanced For 2009?
Replies: 23
Views: 4367

RE: 747 Advanced For 2009?

The new engines proposed for the 7E7 are supposed to be a major factor in the lower operating cost of the plane. An Airbus official said that they could also put the new engines on the A330-200. But the problem for Boeing with the current 767 is lack of two LD3 cargo side by side. I wonder if Boeing...

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by sv11
Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looks At 717
Replies: 52
Views: 6690

RE: Air Canada Looks At 717

Do you think Air Canada will look at the 100 seat Embraer ordered by Jetblue.
But Canada and Brazil have had disputes at the WTO so probably not likely.

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by sv11
Wed May 21, 2003 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Operate 737's?
Replies: 16
Views: 3870

RE: Why Does LH Operate 737's?

I think Lufthansa was the launch customer for the 737. They were also talking about their need for a larger (450 seat??) 747 recently.

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by sv11
Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rejects 717-300 For AirTran; Pushing 737NG
Replies: 88
Views: 9444

RE: Boeing Rejects 717-300 For AirTran; Pushing 737NG

Is Airtran asking for a 717-300? The 717 and 737 have different ranges, I don't see them competing with each other. I agree Boeing should pay attention to their customer's wants-they developed 747 for PanAm, 737 for Lufthansa. As someone said putting more plugs and higher thrust engines shouldn't be...

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by sv11
Fri Jan 31, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 A340-600s For Iberia
Replies: 53
Views: 6035

RE: 9 A340-600s For Iberia

Anybody know how many 747s Iberia has currently, are they all -200s? And how many 757s? It appears they are going for an all Airbus fleet. Boeing's press release seems unusual considering top airlines like Virgin, Cathay, SAA have ordered the A340-600. Virgin has said they prefer 4 engines, may be t...

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by sv11
Thu Jan 30, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Best Candidate For A Plane Like 7e7?
Replies: 30
Views: 3721

RE: Who Is Best Candidate For A Plane Like 7e7?

I suspect the 737-900X may be a better replacement for the 757. Most of the 757s are with US carriers. The 737-900X may be able to do the 757 work at lower purchase price than widebody 7e7. And the 7e7 more of a 767 replacement, addressing the 767 shortcoming of not able to carry two LD3 containers,...

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by sv11
Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Search For 100 Seaters
Replies: 73
Views: 3882

RE: DL Search For 100 Seaters

It appears that the Embraer-190 has only a one class configuration. Would this be a disadvantage? Are these aircraft going to have ony one class?

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by sv11
Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Answer To New Boeing "787",
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

RE: Airbus Answer To New Boeing "787",

If you listen to the video at the above link, Boeing is focusing on a conventional 250 seat aircraft with 777's range and 20 % better seat-mile costs. The estimate of this market is 2000-3000 airplanes. Most likely a twin with launch in 2004. Hope this plane can carry two LD-3 containers side by siz...

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by sv11
Fri Dec 06, 2002 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Exposure To UAL
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

RE: Airbus Exposure To UAL

If UAL stopped flying like National there would be lot of aircraft parked in the desert. Boeing may be affected more as it would put pressure on sales of 757,767 and 747 all of which are slow sellers right now. Anybody know where National's 757s are-probably parked in the desert.

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by sv11
Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA To Issue Another Request For Orders
Replies: 16
Views: 2697

RE: SIA To Issue Another Request For Orders

Any chance Boeing will propose the fuel efficient airplane being considered by them?
How many units is SIA looking to acquire?

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by sv11
Sat Nov 23, 2002 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Adds 7th 747-400 To Fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 7399

RE: Air India Adds 7th 747-400 To Fleet

Is there a possibility of AI acquiring more -400s to replace the -200s. Maybe United ones as they are Pratt Powered. Are the -200s being used or kept as spares?

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by sv11
Sun Nov 17, 2002 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Is In No Hurry To Replace The DC-9
Replies: 51
Views: 5354

RE: NW Is In No Hurry To Replace The DC-9

Anybody know when stage IV noise rules come into effect in U.S?
I think the dc-9 will be retired by then.

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by sv11
Tue Oct 15, 2002 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Selects Airbus
Replies: 364
Views: 40975

RE: Easyjet Selects Airbus

Found this on southwest website (http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/press/factsheet.html)
"Southwest aircraft fly an average of about eight flights per day, or about 12 hours per day. "

I doubt any airline flies A320 on as many flights/day.

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by sv11
Tue Oct 15, 2002 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Selects Airbus
Replies: 364
Views: 40975

RE: Easyjet Selects Airbus

Anybody know how many cycles (landings/takeoffs) Easyjet operates their 737s on a daily basis. I thought that the 737 was more suited to high cycle operation than the A320. Also are there any airlines that operate lot of cycles with their A320s? I don't think Jetblue and Frontier do many cycles/day ...

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by sv11
Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 773ER 18% More Fuel Efficient Than A346
Replies: 45
Views: 3052

RE: Boeing: 773ER 18% More Fuel Efficient Than A346

Sales of quads seem slow the past few years. There are airlines like Virgin that probably won't fly a twin on long routes and airlines in Asia also operate quads on long routes. Are there any 777s of asian airlines flying over the pacific? Usually Boeing aircraft meet/exceed specs so that 18 % may b...

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by sv11
Tue May 14, 2002 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding Boeing's 767 Plans
Replies: 18
Views: 2062

RE: Regarding Boeing's 767 Plans

It seems like carrying two LD3 containers side by side is important. The 767 cannot do this. A new mid size plane would be an ideal replacement for A300/A310 and 757/767.A base 200 seater and a stretched 240 seater in 3 classes. Some airlines would be quite interested in replacing their A300/A310 wi...

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by sv11
Fri Mar 30, 2001 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Potential Order Numbers After 747X/Stretch
Replies: 32
Views: 2135

RE: A380 Potential Order Numbers After 747X/Stretch

I don't beleive it is clear a market exists for a large plane and the trend doesn't seem to be headed that way. Last year Boeing delivered 30 717s (which is selling somewhat slowly) and 25 747s, out of which 10 were passenger and 15 cargo. So Boeing delivered more 717s than 747s. The 747 I beleive s...

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by sv11
Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trent 900 Ordered By Qantas
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

Trent 900 Ordered By Qantas

Check out the link:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010216/rolls_royc.html

Looks like RR has lost the A330 order or Qantas has not decided yet on engines for the A330.

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by sv11
Sat Dec 30, 2000 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing/Mitsubishi Announce 747X Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 2139

RE: Boeing/Mitsubishi Announce 747X Plans

A new wing for the 747X? I thought it was going to use a modified 747-400 wing.Seems like Boeing is doing something similar to the 737NG (new wing, slight stretch, new electronics, new engines, new interior). I am not sure that the 747X will be the final stretch. Boeing has not stretched the 747 bef...

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by sv11
Mon Dec 18, 2000 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA To Place Order Before X-Mas!
Replies: 41
Views: 3843

RE: NWA To Place Order Before X-Mas!

I am guessing they will order 757-300 and A330-200. The 757 for domestic routes and A330 for international. sv11

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by sv11
Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-500 Faces Uncertain Future.
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

RE: A330-500 Faces Uncertain Future.

I think the airlines are also looking hard at the 757-300, which should have good seat-mile costs. Does the new interior give the 757-300 a widebody feel? It may be good if Boeing, Airbus go for an all new design in the 200-250 seat size, but its probably unlikely. Also does anyone know if the 767-2...

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by sv11
Wed Nov 22, 2000 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL To Sell Off All Its MD-11 Jets!
Replies: 17
Views: 4374

Chiawei

EVA operates an all Boeing fleet and all GE engines. 777-200LR and 777-300ER may make more sense for them. Since they are a private airline, I don't think govt pressure will make much difference. EVA has put a big emphasis on cargo, that is why they have so many 747-400 combis. Taipei-New York would...

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by sv11
Tue Nov 21, 2000 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL To Sell Off All Its MD-11 Jets!
Replies: 17
Views: 4374

RE: JAL To Sell Off All Its MD-11 Jets!

With the recent announcement of UPS buying converted MD-11F from Boeing, the conversion of MD-11s to cargo will only accelerate.

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by sv11
Fri Nov 10, 2000 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Was The Last Trijet?
Replies: 18
Views: 659

RE: MD-11 Was The Last Trijet?

Check out this link:
http://www.falcon.dassault-aviation.com/falcon/index.htm

It looks like Dassault still builds some Falcon tri-jets.

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by sv11
Fri Nov 03, 2000 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The B 717 Program. A Failure?
Replies: 120
Views: 4015

717-300 Needed

Boeing needs to be pitching the 717 at the 130 seat market which is much bigger than the 100 seat market. The 717-300 would be a short hauler, the 737-700 a long hauler. They need to get some derivatives, otherwise the 717 may turn out like the MD-90, with limited sales. A lot of Boeing aircraft, li...

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by sv11
Tue Oct 31, 2000 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Personal Thoughts On MD-11
Replies: 26
Views: 2693

RE: Personal Thoughts On MD-11

MD-11 is a great cargo aircraft. It was being produced at a rate of something like 12 a year, which is not many, so that may explain the reason to discontinue production. But look at the 747-400. BA has delivered only 19 this year, with 12 of them freighters. Boeing could have marketed the MD-11 as ...

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