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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: 590669

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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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

The runway work has at least reduced delays. The people mover and terminal improvements seem like a mess. the people mover is being extended to the new parking garage. I 'll bet the job wasn't a one day job. I used the people mover a LOT when I still worked for United in downtown Chicago and flew h...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14876

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Newly-implemented state or local leave laws do not supersede a collective bargaining agreement's provisions that were in effect prior to the law being enacted. If a new contract comes into effect after the law, then the company has to abide by them, so that may be what's going on here. Having been ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3583

Re: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?

Bleed Air from the engine comes off of whatever /stage of the compressor that the aircraft needs it to. the 737 Had it one place on the -200 another on the -300,-500 and NG there IS NO set place. It all depenfs on the model and the Engine combination.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 16286

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

This is why. https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/releases/hawaiian-airlines-reaches-settlement-with-mesa-air-group So if I'm tracking correctly...Hawaiian opened their books to Mesa and Mesa turned around used that information against them to compete? Mesa took their Data and started service in H...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18608

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

She probably had the sweetest voice and the nicest attitude when they first got together, and probably will at the beginning of the next relationship. Ponder that going into any first date. Plenty of fish, sure...But what's in the water? :wink2: Girlfriend sure has Problems. I like to look too but ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 38702

Re: WN to close EWR

The Max is being used as a scapegoat to lessen the blow and give hope that they will come back. If that plane was truly needed to keep the station open then EWR was barely hanging on to begin with. Southwest, like any airline, would shuffle to keep profitable routes/stations operating as robustly a...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?
Replies: 35
Views: 5939

Re: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?

WN will for sure get MAX 9,10 but in my opinion perfect airplane for WN is an Airbus A220. A220-100 would be perfect as 737-500 successor while a220-300 would be 737-700 successor. We need to take into account Moxie which tells us that US is still perfect market for 150 seats airplane. Now WN histo...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 19344

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Isn't overcrowding at IAF a big problem at SEA? The expansion, once finished in 2021, should help. And quite frankly, the only major market that DL failed at is HKG anyway. But HKG itself has a CX fortress that's just not easy to break through. Other than that, for East/SE Asia UA flies to CTU (3/w...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 18582

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

I think that a thread of the 3 majors would be very interesting to read ESPECIALLY if it had past growth beyond “this time last year” It was sort of a downer to read JumboJet’s first reply because it was SO TRANSPARENT! And Delta was never really a “Jumbo Jet” airline ever. (Yes I’m aware of the fi...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 19344

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Isn't overcrowding at IAF a big problem at SEA? The expansion, once finished in 2021, should help. And quite frankly, the only major market that DL failed at is HKG anyway. But HKG itself has a CX fortress that's just not easy to break through. Other than that, for East/SE Asia UA flies to CTU (3/w...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24675

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

This isn't click-bait, but this isn't a resourceful article as well, but it's a very interesting concept that could really put Disney in the airline industry. First off, here's the link to the article: https://justdisney.co/disney-launching-their-own-disney-airlines/ The article claims they would b...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 16286

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Pretty sure this will never happen. As long as Mesa flys express for other mainline carriers, the mainline pilots scope would prohibit the mainline carrier from doing business with any express carrier flying large aircraft such as this. It’s probably just a clever recruiting gimmick. The Mesa and 7...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

I think most of ours were given away, sold, used for cabin trainers, etc. At least a dozen ended up in company break rooms and offices. It's one of those things people in middle management like to give away to get their name known. Thanks for the insider note! Interesting because these could easily...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 11037

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

Why is United investing in these old 767 and not in new 787-9 for these flights. United's 767 plans should include their exit not new Polaris seats for a high J version. So? What difference does it make to YOU? If you don't want to fly? Then Don't! who ELSE is flying the route with that many premiu...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 grease on A320
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 grease on A320

Hi Experts, I am doing research on aviation grease and would like to know the usage ratio of MIL-PRF-23827 to MIL-PRF-81322 on narrow body a/c like A320. Understand usage varies to a/c model, just wanna know a rough figure of ratio. Thanks Do Airbus aircraft actually use US mil spec grease? Yes the...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 47
Views: 7853

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

A simple question I suppose but one that probably has more to do with specific customer requirements than we will or can ever know. From a relative lay-persons perspective I can see that the extremely successful 777-300ER program delivers an aircraft which on the face of it has significant compromi...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15612

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
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 19344

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

For all the comparisons to SFO /SEA, UAL/DAL?? United started Trans-pac flying out of SEA in 1985 with SEA-HKG and SEA-NRT . Later? We got the Pacific Division routes from Pan-AM where we were later forced to surrender the SEA routes. We still wanted to fly those routes but it seems that No other ai...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16971

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

Now? United might not have a Pension Lkability But they're forking over 'oodles" of Bucks in profit sharing to the employees.

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16971

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

A loan that was paid back under the ATSB program is not a subsidy, the airlines borrowed the money from the banks, paid it back a loan guarantee doesn’t cost the government money. For example US Airways borrowed the money from Citibank The Airlines pay rent and landing fees. They dont operate for f...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9570

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

VX got bought out BECAUSE they were a prime takeover target ! They had Potential! Had JBLU bought them out? JBLU would have been the NEXT "big deal"

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence

In an attempt to cut costs, the EASA training syllabus allows a multi crew pilot to advance from private to ATP without stalling an airplane, an event that is practiced hundreds if not thousands of times in the same training timeframe in the US/Canada.. I assume you mean e few times by thousands of...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Quantity indication and unusable fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Fuel Quantity indication and unusable fuel

Today I read about an incident when an A320 arrived at its destination with only 260kg of fuel remaining. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca8397f&opt=0 I was wondering how much of that was actually usable fuel. One user commented that all of that is usable fuel as only usable fuel is indicated o...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16971

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

The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!! No they don’t. #1 : They explicitly took subsidies in the form of loan guarantees from the Federal Govt as recently as 2002. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 3794

Re: History of UA at

If UA were to re-enter JFK, where would they do it from? SFO? they would re-establish JFK as a major base though I would seriously doubt as a hub. When we flew from JFK EWR was a large station but not a hub. IAD wasn't yet a hub either. but once we got the pacific routes from Pan Am IAD became a hu...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 89
Views: 11027

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

I was looking at both DL and UA's second quarter earnings statements and it was a bit surprising how little cargo contributes to the bottom line. For example, DL had revenues of 12.5 billion dollars and cargo only added 186 million dollars to that total. Put another way, cargo represented approxima...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 9095

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Curious if anyone knows: is Delta having trouble with the A220 fleet? I noticed upon arriving EWR last night that the A220 flight from DTW was cancelled. My flight was 2:25 late, mostly due to mechanical (APU, requiring a air start apparently all day). The same flight on Monday was cancelled, and a...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 18582

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Awesome job! Those 19 737-700s are probably coming from CZ, where many of their used A319s have been sourced. Still holding out hope for a A220 or ERJ195E2 order. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I wouldn't hold out much hope. United is looking risk averse to the A220 and the E190. as long as...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16971

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

So? Now they've gone to Trump.. Ain't this something? So ? How much did the Emir offer Trump to set this UP? And? What's Pence's Take in this?

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5700

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

NOBODY was going to build an engine Just for that airplane. Why can't we bolt GE90s on the A380 wings, move the engines forward and upward to maintain ground clearance, and program something that keeps the aircraft more or less stable? Doesn't GE and Boeing have an exclusivity contract for the GE90...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

At United, they end up in the Core building at SFO between Hangars #!1 and #2. where they are eventually parted out sold or scrapped. we have a lot of employees who buy and reuse them as well.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15612

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
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5700

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Why was the A380 NEO never developed even though it would have been a more efficient version of the A380, thus allowing it to remain in production for years to come. Airbus needed New, and more efficient engine. And? They couldn't get them since NOBODY was going to build an engine Just for that air...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23791

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

This viral rant has been making the rounds the past few days https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/dear-american-airlines-i-hate-you-with-my-whole-heart-1836395049 A more calmly worded explanation: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/07/17/how-does-the-average-passenger-even-make-it-to-the...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2587
Views: 469800

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Distance from EWR has little affect on this. UA will never stop service to those airports from their hubs. Service at PHL is roughly the same at every hub in the USA which is dominated by one carrier and I would consider PHL a second tier hub - that being one carrier dominates the hub with other ai...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 186760

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

That's where I think the 797-8 will be (140T) and it will need that thrust to compensate for a relatively small wing. I think the wing will be sized to fit into normal 737/A320 gates while folded and optimized around the 797-7, maybe 43-44m in width. It will effectively be a little small for 797-8 ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 186760

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

with the B787 being pretty damn successful? I might see the B797 having some of the same system architecture with the "all electric" concept If they were to eliminate the Bleed air systems it might extend the fuel range well beyond whatever Boeing Posts it to be. Thereby making it a "...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8678

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tisha-rowe-black-woman-says-american-airlines-crew-made-her-cover-up-outfit-with-a-blanket-2019-07-11/ https://dfw.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909545/2019/07/houston-doctor-american-airlines-cover-up.jpg By my judgement, Dr. Rowe's romper outfit did need to ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16276

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Hopefully? He'll hire some FAA Inspectors and stop all of this "SELF" Certifying. Had there been an FAA Inspector around? Boeing would have had redundancy built into their stall system for the 737Max. Because someone in the Know might have asked a question.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 27
Views: 2697

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

Ha anyone taken into account that airliners use some of the compressed air for pressurization and the heat for heating the cabin and wing an engine inlet deicing? On an electric plane, you will need to use electric power for compressing air, cabin heating and deicing in absence of jet engine heat. ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23919

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Spoken by an Airline with very little domestic content. Were they speaking for Air France as well??

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 19112

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Boyd Group is a consulting firm. But with this throwing Crap against a Wall to see if it Sticks? I have a hard time in knowing WHAT they Consult..

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 110
Views: 23846

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. One. They can buy them Two. They are getting LRs and I believe the Neos could do BOS-LON. Three. I don't know much about ETOPS certification, but NE US to Europe flying really only ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7749

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Another example of Delta dropping the ball on the 787... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Did Delta really drop the ball or just make an Aircraft decision you disagreed with?? You have NO IDEA what incentives Delta got to go all Airbus. Knowing Delta's track record? I'll bet the incentives were...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

My observation on the A320 with Radial tyres: Have seen retreading not more than 5 times on a single tyre. Usually denoted by R1,R2 as such. And the Vendor carries out Shearography Inspection to make sure a tire is fit for a re-tread. Ive heard you can do more number of Retreads on a bias but the l...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: Delta 747 Question

yes there were fuel nozzle upgrades that eliminated the smoke trail. And United did the upgrades in our shops Thanks for that. Do you know more about what specifically was improved in the newer fuel nozzles? Did they further atomise the mixture? CoronadoConrad No, I don't we have our own nozzle sho...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines Paper Tickets & Boarding Passes (1990s)
Replies: 13
Views: 7391

Re: United Airlines Paper Tickets & Boarding Passes (1990s)

I am wondering if anyone has any old United Airlines tickets, boarding passes, or itinerary documents from the late 1980's through the late 1990's. I grew up flying United frequently during this period; however, it wasn't until 2002 that I began keeping all of my boarding passes. If I recall correc...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 186760

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[quote="patches"]It seems very confusing on wof A321ing wants with its 797. All the videoes and pictures I have seen on this thing it appears that it looks just like a 767-200. Dont you think Boeing could have saved billions of dollars on this new aircraft and updated the 767-2 with a new ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 29
Views: 3854

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regin U.S Cat-1 safetating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fisco FAA has no credibility now. So? you OBVIOUYSLY don't hold any FAA issued Airworthiness or Airman Certificate or you wouldn't be saying something so...

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