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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jul 17, 2000 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta In Hong Kong?
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Delta's Proposed Hub At TPE

Whew, what a busy week for me! Finally have time to post here. Delta in the early 90's planned to operate an Asian hub at Taipei, Taiwan but dropped it in favor of pursuing the FRA hub instead. Does anyone have information to add to that? And, what routes were planned from TPE? Geographicaly speakin...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jul 09, 2000 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did The 737-400 Bonk?
Replies: 19
Views: 2872

With US Carriers: Somewhat Boinked

One reason the 734 never really took off with most -US based carriers- is the limited range and performance the airplane has, particularly with carriers that have hubs at hot and high locations like Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, etc. Carriers targeted (like UAL in 1992) wanted to perform nonstop trans...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jul 09, 2000 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways 737 Future Plans...
Replies: 30
Views: 3113

RE: USAirways 737 Future Plans...

USAirways4Life How is the takeoff performance on the A319? Last I've flown on an A32X series was January 1999 on a TransAsia A321-100 (IAE equipped). I was quite impressed with it, it was a quite warm afternoon on departure from Tainan Air Base in Taiwan enroute for Taipei-Sungshan. Waited for two R...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jul 09, 2000 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Witnessed An "Air Rage" Incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

RE: Has Anyone Witnessed An "Air Rage" Incident?

I have, the latest being last year flying CX888 from HKG-YVR-JFK, a woman seated behind a couple ahead of her wanted to stretch her legs out a little (in these tight cramped seats they installed it was a bit of a challenge I must say-CX's economy class is good but it's quite tight.). The woman in fr...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways 737 Future Plans...
Replies: 30
Views: 3113

RE: USAirways 737 Future Plans...

I agree with BA, with one tangent: I see the 737-200s leaving US and the 737-300/400s continue on with US then migrate to MetroJet until enough A32X are in strength for mainline US operations. Overall I dont see the UAL/US merger going forward given the HUGE anti-trust issues the Justice Department ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

Hey CedarJet!

Hey CedarJet

Indeed, long time no see! I've been on and off here a bit but I finally had enough with some comments people are making (Is it a recurrant or annual/perennial illness?(Grin) and had to chime back in. I'm still the same ole' MAC_Vet as ever. What's new with you?

Regards
MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

Re: Mx5_Boy

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad that some view my posts as a catalyst to get people thinking and searching for new sources of information that is relevant and important in the many issues we talk about here. The quest for information and challenging our minds to learn more is an important task i...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

Re: Tedski

I believe if Boeing carries forth with this GE exclusivity, they could possibly really shoot themselves (which they have done in the past mind you). They have got to see the appeal the 777 does have and it's attraction by the customers it has by grasping the choice it had originally. There's a real ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: BigMAC-I'm A Live One

Hahahahaha I'm glad to see I've gotten to you. I'm now referred to as a Cherub and a pontificating one at that to the masses. And it irritates you! Hahahahaha! That's a good thing, for it shows -it's working-. We all know about the various orders in this country for Airbus products. Which proves the...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Tedski

That would be a good thing for Boeing to do and quite wise to offer a spectrum of engine choice in that program; however looking at what Boeing's Phil Condit said yesterday, they plan on sticking with the GE exclusivity -indefinitely-.

Regards
MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

For Mlsrar: WSJ Editorial From August 9,1999

Per my preceding post I attach a text copy of the editorial posted in the Asian Wall Street Journal on 9 August 1999 detailing the shenanigans that occurred with the CAL order. We've seen this similar tone with the El Al order as well havent we? Let it speak for itself: ------------------------ Augu...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Jul 08, 2000 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: The Patriot's Apologist

Ahh we have a 'live one' here! This is going to be fun! Mlsrar wrote: ------------------------------- You seem to have a monochromatic dispersion when it comes to interpolating politics, nationalism, competition, capitalism, and CIVIL AVIATION RELATED POSTS ONLY! Your profile says that you enjoy "gr...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Gundu

Gundu, What you are describing is the Taiwan of old. The US does NOT have a monopoly on Taiwan any more and for good reason. The simple FACT is, Taiwan wants variety to choose from. And whether you want to agree with the ignorant charges of Anti-American this or that is your problem, but come along ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.

Eg777er You might want to check out this last weeks posts in the Independent newspaper from the UK on this very subject. The URL is http://www.independent.co.uk A particularly interesting series of stories featured ECHELON this week, one which featured how the US used it to get a deal in Indonesia w...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.

CX747 Not trying to decline answering the question, rather exposing a full answer to some of these accusations you lay at me and indeed, expect a "long-winded", complete answer to them. You want an answer on 777X orders at FIA? I see the following: Air France -300X definitely/possibly the -200X (con...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.

The simple fact is CX747, in your posts, anything that Boeing does is absolutely AOK, nothing to challenge, nothing to dispute. It's as pure as the wind driven snow. You dont challenge them, they are your hero. Politics indeed has a major part to play in this as it is a trade issue, and one of the m...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.

That's ridiculous Wingman, patently absolutely ridiculous. The problem is, if you disagree with some things an American company does, in the world of dissent and supposed dialogue, that makes one one of the glittering generalities that unfortunately pollute a good discourse and lead to a rhetorical ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.

Since when did this become a United States issue? When there's nothing else to use, I suppose this is the root of everything isnt it? We cant challenge anything anymore? And if you dare -do-, we have to wave a flag in your face? The pure fact is, I'm not an apologist for Boeing, Airbus, this country...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jul 07, 2000 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

Well Stated FlyDCJets!

Outstanding post DCJets! Now that clarifies things much better doesnt it? (Grin) I remember the PW offering, but I forgot about their demand for exclusivity and then the re-approach they made with the PW8000, then that falling apart again. It does clarify the desire by Airbus to offer the most broad...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: 777X Exclusive Contract Etc...

CX747 I'm looking at the market the way it -is- quite frankly, not puppeting off some Boeing perspective or Airbus perspective. I call it an -enlightened- perspective because I've *worked in management and operations* with heavy jets thank you. 15 777X (plus potentially 30 777X by ILFC) versus over ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: SIA Considering Retaining At Least 6 A340-313E

DeltaAir That may very well be true that RR is working on a derivative of the Trent to the size needed, but will it be allowed on the 777X? The terms of the exclusivity seemed to be -quite precise- that the GE90-110/115 are to be the powerplants "period" from what was said at the press conference he...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Orders 20 A319s/49 Orders For Airbus In June
Replies: 9
Views: 3877

RE: TWA Orders 20 A319s/49 Orders For Airbus In June

Archie ..Get me a beer Edith..(G) Actually I'm expecting a rather large MAS order for Airbus at Farnborough. 40+ A32X plus ar4ound 20-30 option, 18-20 A340NG with potentially 5-10 option. A refit deal for the current MAS A330-300 fleet that changes cabin interior. I also see them looking at the A3XX...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: SIA Considering Retaining At Least 6 A340-313E

CX747 In addition to the Airways Magazine article, I've heard talk of the SIA retention of A340-313Es elsewhere on the net. I've heard figures ranging from 10 to possibly retaining the -whole- A340 fleet and pressing forward with the 777 purchases as well. The whole sum of things is, they need the c...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Orders 20 A319s/49 Orders For Airbus In June
Replies: 9
Views: 3877

TWA Orders 20 A319s/49 Orders For Airbus In June

The orders race now enters it's stride. Airbus is *leading* in widebody sales (63 versus 52), with overall sales trailing less than 60 aircraft behind Boeing and then..there's that huge British airshow is just around the corner. (Grin) Regards MAC From Yahoo: http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/000705/n05327012...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

SIA Considering Retaining At Least 6 A340-313E

BTW To correct something regarding the Aviation Week article: According to the latest Airways Magazine with a -large- feature article on Singapore Airlines; The carrier is considering retaining 6 of it's A340-313E fleet. I view that as a move to give the carrier a decent amount of flexibility and so...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jul 06, 2000 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5997

RE: Prebennorholm/A3XX Speed

Actually, the max operating speed for the A3XX is Mach 0.89 from the Airbus website looking at the figures for the A3XX-100, so this appears to be a much faster ship, I would venture that it cruises around Mach 0.83 or 0.84. Aside from that, I too had a good laugh (or maybe I should have yawned (G) ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China In Haneda
Replies: 23
Views: 2639

RE: Air China In Haneda

I was there during the Taiwan Earthquake and let me tell you I dont ever want to endure an experience like that again. I went through an 8.2 while stationed on Guam in the Air Force during 1993, but the 7.7 quake Taiwan suffered was truly in a league beyond what I ever witnessed before. It was a hor...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Been In Severe Turbulence?
Replies: 15
Views: 4911

RE: Has Anyone Ever Been In Severe Turbulence?

Northwest Airlines DC-9-51 back on June 28th 1994 from MSP to EWR. We flew through severe thunderstorms that produced several tornadoes in NW New Jersey. I didnt need experiencing this, the "cowboy" flying the thing had some real guts taking that airplane through what would have qualified as a "weat...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jul 04, 2000 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Expansion Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3880

RE: Newark Airport Expansion Problems

That area is already being used quite extensively. The old North Terminal was torn down (a shame given it's incredible history) and Continental has built a large hangar capable of DC-10 sized aircraft not far west of that former facility. The COA hangar is in the ramp area where one used to see a lo...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jul 04, 2000 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Expansion Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3880

RE: Newark Airport Expansion Problems

That's the Port of Bayonne terminal facilities and indeed I believe there would be a bit of a problem with them demolishing that. (Grin) It's quite an important shipping point. EWR is an extremely hemmed in airport and they need to be planning on something to expand it -somewhere-. To the south you ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jul 04, 2000 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China In Haneda
Replies: 23
Views: 2639

RE: Louis

Louis It's because of the very persnickety mentality the PRC -chooses- to raise a fuss and a stink about Taiwan to begin with. The PRC knows which countries it can manipulate easier than others, and with air rights agreements there are some place they can get away with bullydom, and others that will...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jul 04, 2000 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China In Haneda
Replies: 23
Views: 2639

RE: Air China In Haneda

Actually, politics DID play a part in the reasoning to change the CAL livery after the PRC whined and threatened like a 'jinny mule' to various foreign governments who authorized CAL flights to their respective countries on aircraft wearing the former livery featuring the Nationalist/Kuomintang flag...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jul 03, 2000 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Developments
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

RE: DAL Developments

Good riddance of those lawsuits as well! Nothing is more anti-competitive and absolutely -idiotic- than the home-spun soap opera that was engineered by the likes of -thankfully former- Congressman Jim Wright of Texas. He, along with his big pals at AA along with the city of Fort Worth set about a co...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jul 03, 2000 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China In Haneda
Replies: 23
Views: 2639

RE: Air China In Haneda

It was posted on CAL's site last year, I believe the issue holding back CAL entry to NRT is the lack of gate space/or ticketing counter space. They received permission in Late 1998 from what I remember. And as for NWA (or UAL or Delta for that matter) they are -not- an official "flag carrier" of the...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jul 03, 2000 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Echelon Back In The News: Europeans Take Notice
Replies: 0
Views: 2284

Echelon Back In The News: Europeans Take Notice

Folks Ahh...A catalyst for a trade-war (or worse..maybe a breakup of NATO) in the making? Seems like the Project ECHELON controversy is being reported upon again. This article adds much more than what we knew before. The article linked below was just published by the Independent newspaper of the UK....

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jul 03, 2000 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China In Haneda
Replies: 23
Views: 2639

CAL @ HND & Background On PRC Inspired -Silliness-

To give a background on this: The People's Republic of China threw a fit over air service rights back in the 1970s right after it was given the ROC's (Republic of China on Taiwan) UN seat. It threatened countries that if their national carriers served The Republic of China on Taiwan, they would not ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Jun 30, 2000 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orders Boeing/Airbus 2000 Updated
Replies: 118
Views: 7902

RE: Orders Boeing/Airbus 2000 Updated

Hamlet 69 Watch this space for the MAS order decision -expected- soon with the Farnborough Airshow. I also expect the A330-100 launch at the show as well. It shall be quite an interesting few weeks ahead. (Grin) What I find interesting is the 777LR orders like EVA & JAL, along with the SWA 737NG ord...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Jun 29, 2000 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Widebody Renewal Competition.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

RE: SammyK

--------- Just curious, what aircraft does SAA operate that uses the Trent series of engines? Or is this just a preference for an engine family they dont currently use? --------- SammyK SAA selected the RR Trent engine for it's now defunct 777-200ER order, and they operate a considerable number of R...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Jun 28, 2000 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Widebody Renewal Competition.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

RE: MAC_Veteran.

It could indeed make things favorable for Boeing in some ways, but I really, truly think they will opt for a mixed fleet. There are many pluses and minuses on either argument but I think in the end SAA will continue to operate a mixed fleet despite the efforts by either manufacturer to edge the othe...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Jun 28, 2000 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Widebody Renewal Competition.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

RE: SAA Widebody Renewal Competition.

Well, I guess it's the way you wrote the note, I know you are indeed a great fan of Boeing and their products but I like to genuinely look at all aspects of the choice perspective. That's where I'm coming from. True I am indeed a massive fan of Airbus Industrie, (we all have our favourites) but I al...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Jun 28, 2000 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Widebody Renewal Competition.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

RE: SAA Widebody Renewal Competition.

Me thinks SAA will opt for the Airbus A340-500 rather than the 747X, the only real reason SAA went with the 737NG is the earlier delivery times promised by GECAS. Another major reason in favour of the A340-500 argument is SAA is -retaining- it's A320 simulator which is said to be quite easily conver...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Jun 28, 2000 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Firm Ordres 7 777X
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Tupolev154B2: A Small History Lesson On CI Deal

I lived in Taiwan during that order caballe and let me fill you in on some key facts and points: Indeed politics -could- have played a role with the CI order but it was a technical and business decision for CI to order both Airbus and Boeing equipment. The political aspects of this order were more f...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Jun 27, 2000 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Have You Flown On?
Replies: 144
Views: 6688

RE: What Airlines Have You Flown On?

Oh gawd...this is going to be fun. This is a conservative recall. US carriers: *Allegheny DC-9-30, BAC-111, (Yeah Baby...see below (G) 727-100/200 *American 707-323B, 720-023B (As CedarJet says..yeah baby! dating myself eh? LOL!) 727-023/223, MD-82/83, DC-10-10/30, 767-323ER *American Eagle Shorts 3...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jun 26, 2000 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4906

RE: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA

Ray True, almost all routes in Asia are serviced by widebody equipment given the massive population base and limited airport slot environment that exists there you have to use widebody equipment. (A huge reason why 'US style Deregulation' will -never- exist in Asia I believe is that very tightly con...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jun 26, 2000 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4906

RE: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA

D L X wrote: ------------------------------- MAC_Veteran: You can't even try to convince someone that the gamble that Airbus made in the early 80s with two COMMERCIAL AIRLINES convinced UPS and FedEx (the king of second hand planes) to buy into the A300. Pure pricing, and availability of planes, mos...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Jun 26, 2000 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4906

Forgot FedEx And Now UPS Adding A300s

DLX We also forgot to mention FedEx and now UPS's imminent introduction of the A300 to the US market and introducing widebody cargo twins for that part (the A300 truly introduced a new market there). Granted many of the US majors didnt pick up the A300 for varying reasons, mostly due to their needs ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jun 25, 2000 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When NWA Will Replace Its DC-10s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3212

NWA Airbus Notes

NWA has 16 A330-300 on order but it is continually deferred. A replacement for the DC-10s is rumored to be in the making sometime this year. The rumours are hot with the 777-100, but the fact does remain that Boeing has not attracted a lot of interest from other carriers willing to launch it. Would ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jun 25, 2000 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff International
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

That's A DC-8 Interior In The Picture..

Studying the text on the upper right hand side of that picture it reveals that it's a DC-8 with the new convertible seats. I believe this is one of the only pictures seen of the interior of a BN DC-8. The photo is dated during 1977 from an employee news magazine. That's a truly neat design for the s...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jun 25, 2000 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4906

COA A300 Fleet Notes

DLX Continental's A300 fleet existed from 1986 to 1995 and gave the carrier much needed lift in that timeframe. It afforded them widebody lift and the capability to create new markets (CLE to the West Coast cities of SFO and LAX are markets they initiated with the A300) which exist to this day. Fact...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Jun 25, 2000 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Gave Away Planes To EA And AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4906

The Original American MD80 Deal From Same Page...

DLX If I'm not mistaken, take a look at the deal McDonnell Douglas did in similar vein to get American Airlines to buy the MD80 back in the 1980s. They did a similar "try before you buy" method to get the MD80 to be sold and as a result it sold very well. It gained a very deep foothold at AA (over 2...

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