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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6842

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

the 777-300ER was not needed until the 747-400 was leaving, Boeing offered United a REAL good Deal on that airplane and United accepted the deal. and got the airplanes pretty quickly I might add.

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6842

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

[quote="JayinKitsap"]All of the US Airlines felt that both the 744 and 777 were too large for their networks. Only NW bought the 744 and I recall nearly all 777 orders for US carriers were rather late, in the last decade mostly.[/-200ERquote] 7 er77Northwest bought the 747-451 but never th...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 173
Views: 39503

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

It seems we can't go very long before the financial health and government meddling in the Asian trio of Garuda-Malaysia-Thai is in the news. Pretty appalling how these guys just limp along, one restructuring plan after another, without any lasting progress. As someone previously mentioned it might ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 19801

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Forgive my ignorance, but why would you select gear retract if the pins don't allow the gear physically retract? what if you needed to check the NLG retract actuator for a leak from the Piston? You'd Pin all the MLG and select the gear up to pressurize the Piston, Then you could just Look and see i...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 15486

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

[quote="foxtrotbravo21"]The main thing is to get its 777X ie 777-9 off the ground and for the intermediate term to redesign a new plane from ground up to replace the 737-8/9 as it does need a new narow body plane to replace its 737 design era plane.[/quotethe fact that Boeing is being supe...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 19801

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

well? It might be the first time this has happened to an A380 but It's NOT the first time this had happened. Seen it happen to a B747 also. It's costly and unfortunate BUT the repair isn't that bad. though expensive,,

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 16261

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

LORD!! Not Ah\gain!! This is how Larry Risley the Fomer CEO Before J.Orenstein Got the boot!

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 16250

Re: Smartwings flies 737-800 for almost 2'n'Half hours single engine..!??

What the hell...seems a lil bit crazy, with "tons" of available and possilble RWY's below... https://avherald.com/h?article=4cbe8434&opt=0&fbclid=IwAR3_H0hJmG2V9tiduVljOUw_YzqdEqVkCUu81zy2mo6SNvJ-bOoRBqbp6j8 you're evaluating this airline in respect to a US carrier, And? Their CAA...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 14304

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

It seems Delta could have flown in another airplane from Atlanta if they wanted to, though some flights do not have the impact on the system and it is sometimes preferable to cancel them rather than to keep them to a rolling delay.

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 190
Views: 39860

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

what might be the KC390's chance to be a COD or tanker for the US Navy? could it fit aboard a carrier? I've never seen one up close.

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 14154

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

SEA
DFW
ORD
IAD
IAH
Where they have a better than even chance of filling that Bad Oscar..

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by strfyr51
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3046

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

I believe the IPTE sUA 777s still have cloth seats in Y as do the sCO 777s. The 787s were originally delivered with cloth seats-not sure if they have all been recovered at this point. I get that leather seats (more specifically faux-leather) are easier to keep clean and take wear/tear better, but I...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7850

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

I would bet this might not come to pass for very long if the 73Max airplanes return to service.

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What type of insurance do airlines carry?
Replies: 7
Views: 3077

Re: What type of insurance do airlines carry?

Not all Airlines even Have insurance policies. I know that United is self insured. you could check with some of the other carriers.

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 8242

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

If China can support that airplane to international standards IN China? Then? They might be able to sell it anywhere it anywhere in the world, BUT! It had better be stellar in China FIRST! with proven engineering and parts support.

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 31545

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Delta28L wrote:
So no love for IAH?

I wouldn't bet money on that... Lotta love for IAH

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25292

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

By the time the 753 came out the 763 was already in service and the 3 largest carriers United American and Delta already had them. I don't believe there was that much demand for a longer /single aisle. CO was also flying the 762, and 764 along side of the 753 and 752 while UA, AA and DL were flying ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 27381

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Unless the 797 lands a couple thousand orders in the first couple years Airbus may not need to do anything. Improving profit margins, increasing production capability and building up a war chest for whatever it needs to do next may be a good strategy. If the 797 looks like a major winner Airbus sti...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15582

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Reading the India start/restart threads got me thinking These routes are supposedly very profitable for UA. Same market essentially, but DL isnt very interested in NRT HND China and is just starting to put its toe in India. Historically, CO had to start these routes from EWR if they wanted to serve...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 15686

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

LGB is soon going to find itself in the position that MRY is in. Monterey had hissie fits about jet noise to the point that the major Jet operators quit flying there altogether!
They didn't want corporate jets they didn't wat commercial jets. Well? What in hell Do they want? I'll tell you, NOTHING!!

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25292

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

I once read due to the length and the fact that it was a narrowbody, the 753 had long boarding times which could affect the turnaround time... while at United, I flew the 753 home from Chicago on pretty much a weekly basis. I never saw any extra boarding times though I ADMIT they boarded it Backwar...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 15686

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines

UpNAWAy wrote:
Airlines should strictly follow the laws and for any late flights be sure to let the Passengers know they are diverting to BUR and busing them in because the city will not let them land 10 minutes past curfew.

Airlines should abandon airports with Draconian Noise Laws..

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 493
Views: 103512

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I can't imagine why anyone at this point would buy the 778 given the option to buy the A350-1000ULR except for perhaps fleet commonality and even then, I would imagine the A350-1000ULR would be significantly less expensive to operate offsetting the commonality part. Has a model type ever been impro...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxied back to the gate and pushed back again?
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: Taxied back to the gate and pushed back again?

Dropping off or picking up a signature or paperwork that was forgotten ? Many airlines have the Ramp guys do the pushbacks and sometimes they get antsy, for AS the Air service door has to be secured after an air start is accomplished they could bave pushed without the door being secured by the Mech...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 18846

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Boeing has seen enough Production cycles to know what's going on. and they've seen quite a few economy cycles s well. I lived through 2 myself the las one ending in 1983, 1984 till Now has been a pretty good cycle but? as it is with everything, This too shall Pass...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?
Replies: 16
Views: 3663

Re: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?

I’d Recommend an MBA and then in summer get an internship with an airline or airport management company. Look at your target companies campus recruiting and see which mba school they go to each year. I know that United hires interns every year and works them like Hebrew slaves. and Ive seen a few o...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2551

Re: Hydraulic reservoir pressurization/ cavitation?

Thanks guys, another follow-up question. I’ve heard the term “hydraulic head pressure” mentioned a lot while trying to get an answer to this question. What does that mean? Thanks again Many manufacturers of hydraulic reservoirs use pressure above the upper diaphragm assy. to keep pressure on the fl...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help in selecting college for aviation management
Replies: 10
Views: 1829

Re: Need help in selecting college for aviation management

the top
aviation colleges in the US are:
Purdue
University of00 North Dakota
Ohio State
Embry Riddle
Cal State San Jose (San Jose State)
I went to San Jose State. But you need to figure out under which program you want to concentrate your efforts.

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 16258

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A pilot I know claims that when he flew for Tower it wasn't so much that he ever felt imperiled by the maintenance, but rather inconvenienced. Like the time he had to hand-fly one of their 747s across the Pond. To me, that's a symptom of a bigger problem. the autopilot id \s on the minimum Equipmen...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines Pricing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: United Airlines Pricing Question

By now Airlines have already input their Holiday season pricing models. And? They may be Steep.

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 26145

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 170
Views: 28059

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

So complete non accountant lack of understanding question, but do Boeing have a loan for $26Bn which they are repaying or did they just run up a charge on their balance sheet, either for an intangible asset or the physical tooling, which they're depreciating as they sell planes and actually get the...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 16258

Re: Tower Air

They also had DC-8's, (-62's if memory serves). I flew with them a couple of times from NYC to Miami in the late 70's and they were great! Cheaper than Eastern and every passenger was offered a bubbly drink, (mimosa or champagne I believe), before departure. My son and daughter flew with them years...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6941

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

I who know nothing about charter airlines: On the surface, to me, between DL, AA, UA, WN, JetBlue and others that the USA doesn’t need to have these kinds of carriers that Europe has. If so, I don’t see why a Southwest or JetBlue couldn’t get some 787s or A330’s and extend their networks to accommo...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 38372

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

It's far easier to police this by adjusting the relevant prices than it is to ask staff to manually check every pax as he/she is deplaning. Pricing is the way it is so airlines can foster demand. Moving away from that pricing policy may hurt their bottom line so don't count on that changing. It's u...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7926

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

To be fair, US3 doesn't have strong presence in North Africa or the Middle East. They served some destinations, but not as extensive. They also doesn't necessarily have the same historical ties to those areas compared to Europe or Asia. Besides, they face stiff competition from European Airlines an...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16941

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Can't we just all be happy that all the sides are coming together to talk and try to come to a compromise that everyone can accept? That's how things should be. Sit down, discuss your differences and come up with an amicable solution. There is no need to bash or belittle anyone involved with the ta...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 286
Views: 58854

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

The KC-10s do not need to be replaced "basically now". Almost all of the Extenders have less than 30,000 airframe hours on them presently, and it's a fact that companies such as FedEx have flown DC/MD-10s to beyond 75,000 hrs. So they have plenty of airframe life left on them. It is also ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 13657

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. The real question is if this would have produced a viable product, and the answer is no. The 757 fell out of favor because it was a strongly built thus heavy airframe that had been stretched as far as it could be stretched. Better engines would ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3579

Re: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?

Do aw with engine bleed air entirely, like a 787. Bleed air is wasteful no matter what Airbus may say. All electric is the only way to go. the 787 produces massive amounts of electrical power from the engines. Another engine if not already set up to do that would need extensive modification to carr...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 6752

Re: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico

There are few things United does better than others but their flight status tool with full explanations is awesome. One of the reasons I switched from AA to UA! It's really Bad Business to Not be up front with the Passengers. If you're not going for some reason and it's safety? They'd be a FOOL to ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6255

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

I see a small amount of weather going to ORD so I know that has something to do with a 2hr ground stop but a small amount of weather should not cause a 2hr ground stop could it? is it winds or something else? It usually has to do with Lightning and electrical storms in the area. I almost got smoked...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How will ultrafan seal the variable pitch fan?
Replies: 18
Views: 5482

Re: How will ultrafan seal the variable pitch fan?

Rolls now owns the technology on Gearboxes they got from Allison and the D501/T56 technology. They can duplicate the Gearbox and reasonably het the Fan right as they also have the Turbo-products Prop Technology that GM owned with the D501/ T56. Also? Dowty- Rotol is a British company isn't it? I'm n...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 11366

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

of Course it can However? Who with a Max is going to give it away just to have an A220? This will not last forever and Boeing will have a big enough "Black Eye" when this is over. They might even discount the MAX just to annoy Airbus..

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3579

Re: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?

I think you're speaking of the Fan air valve. The Fan air is used while sitting stationary while on the ground. The Fan Air is no longer needed after takeoff thus the valve closes and Ram air takes over.

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 4751

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

So they copied Delta almost exactly... ... shocking... And your point, besides dragging DL into yet another thread, is? Look if DL and UAs partnerships with Clear provide stability for Clear this time around I am all for it. I had a membership in Clear 1.0 and was sorry to see them go. Clear has be...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 16329

Re: NZ CEO hints longer range 787

Auckland to New York is actually the same distance as Perth to London. So the 787-9 can even do that route with sub 250 seats and not with cargo. But does Air NZ have the ability to fill the necessary number of premium seats? Not to mention, I'm not sure how good the 787-10 would be for NZ in reali...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7707

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

I guess what he's trying to say is that, if more people realize the narrow seat width on UA's 77W when they book their flights, then they probably would book another airlines instead, but unfortunately people doesn't and caused the HX flight under-performing and need to be axed. At least that's wha...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 6752

Re: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico

According to United's flight status page for this flight, "To get you on your way while our maintenance team services the weather radar, we assigned your flight a new plane that's expected to arrive at the gate shortly. Once we prepare the cabin for departure, we'll board at Gate E7. We apprec...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 589347

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I were Boeing I’d ask Airbus to jump in and help solve the problem. The’ve got experience with FBW and software based flying models. And If I were Airbus I’d jump in immediately. It’s in interest of both for so many reasons. They should work closely and secretly and make the 737Max fly again asa...

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