strfyr51 wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops.
LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop?
A recent Defence Select Committee was told that engineering staff at RAF Brize Norton called the aircraft “a dog” and that on occasion only two out of the fleet of 20 aircraft were serviceable. ... In Parliament this week Mark Francois, a former Defence Minister, said: “We have paid £2.6 billion fo...Jump to post
Had the A400 used Pratt Canada's engine, they would have probably landed 20 orders from there and missed many years of costly delay. The program would be a lot healthier today too. Which engine? There didn't exist any off-the-shelf engine for the A400M. That's why EPI boast that the TP400 is the mo...Jump to post
Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode? The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate......Jump to post
Airbus will be embarrassed for a while. Especially if Boeing get's the book and makes Hay with if.Jump to post
I'm not aware of any airline that does NOT do re-tread. You're limited to a certain number of re-treads on one carcass, because the carcass itself ages, too. But this is a non-issue, I'm not sure what has made you concerned about it. United had certain airplanes that didn't use re-treads. where we ...Jump to post
I recall a thread where MX people confirmed that tires were in any case the No 1 spare part in terms of inventory rotation...a lot of movement with all that rubber-smoke generation on landing... I looked at some data 15 or so years ago, trying to figure out if any individual tire position on the cl...Jump to post
Even if Boeing increased MTOW to the same 280t as the A359, it would still be fuel volume limited and carry almost 40.000 liters less fuel. Even if your weight number where right, which they are not, and if fuel volume wasnt a problem, which it is, a 260t 787 would at best match the A350 as an ULH ...Jump to post
master14225 wrote:Does everyone forget about YVR or SEA? California is not the entire west coast and it pisses me off when people think it is...
There is lots of cheap office space for rent in Milwaukee .. no need to be at the airport Need an AOC (airline operating certificate) buy another airline is the quickest ... buildings come last Or? They could just go to the FAA Office in Oklahoma City and copy one. Hell !! they could copy them all ...Jump to post
IWMBH wrote:Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode?
How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!? I find it y NOTweird that DL185 has a very long flying time versus DL583 as its not polar. They can probably cut 1 hour off the flying time by flying polar off a flight that is already very long. Do you know what the winds...Jump to post
Hello guys. I have a question regarding Delta/Northwest 747s. I was wondering why their engines seem to have consistently run a bit richer than other operators? They seemed to be almost like B-52's taking off. I found a few videos to highlight what I am talking about. https://youtu.be/tQqqmSBr2XA?t...Jump to post
What you all think about requiring transport class aircraft to have fly-by-wire in order to get certified? Fly-by-wire architecure provides opportunities for major safety features such as alpha protection, overload protection, over rotation protection etc. Most newly developed models are FBW anyway...Jump to post
We've already had 3 AD Notes on AOA Vanes for Heating problems over the years, The AOA Vanes take a LOT of wear and Damage. So this is nothing new. the AOA takes about 1:45 to replace and Ops check. The question might be? Availability of NEW units...Jump to post
The REAL question is? Who Needs it? How many? and for What route? If there's a NEED? Boeing would probably build it..Jump to post
Not only have the flights moved, but the CDG flight is almost 6 hours earlier than before (or 3 hours compared to the two days of the week that it won't run during this winter), and compared to W18 at OAK, will be 2-weekly down from 3-weekly. For the BCN flight, the Monday flight's timing is relati...Jump to post
Hello all, Video here of an engine with a pretty serious problem... It’s a short video so there really isn’t any info. Has anyone seen this? What type of plane is it? I’m assuming MD-80 because of the inlet guide veins, which prevented even more damage! What airline? Where in the world? https://www...Jump to post
I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet sid...Jump to post
the vast majority of airlines deliver their OWN airplanes. United has their Own Engineering crews to deliver airplanes from Boeing mostly to SEA or SFO where they're prepped for service,Jump to post
I think it could be possible, But? were the fuselage made of Aluminum- Lithium? It might have more tolerance to "Road Rash" when used in Domestic Service. The wings could be composite as well as the horizontal and vertical Stabilizers but the fuselage might be better in aluminum IMHO. ( f...Jump to post
I think it could be possible, But? were the fuselage made of Aluminum- Lithium? It might have more tolerance to "Road Rash" when used in Domestic Service. The wings could be composite as well as the horizontal and vertical Stabilizers but the fuselage might be better in aluminum IMHO. ( fo...Jump to post
I was the Terminal Maintenance foreman when N4713U 8013 Now 8424 N4724U took it first revenue trip. My Instructions were to Babysit that airplane Until it's departure,, The flight attendants wanted me to cancel the departure, Including a flight attendant married to a System Maintenance Controller wh...Jump to post
In a very famous accident on 24 February 1989 a United Air 747-100 taking off from HNL had a door open and 9 passengers were sucked out. It was widely reported that most of their bodies were sucked through the #3 engine. I was recently speaking with a current UA Pilot who told me that United electe...Jump to post
I was surprised during several recent bookings at just how cheap airfares have gotten over the years. I am not talking about ULCC's like Spirit or Frontier which have always been cheap. I am specifically talking about United as it stands out as the only legacy I have seen that has consistently show...Jump to post
Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?" Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by US is over and it's a...Jump to post
MoKa777 wrote:They just need to add a little colour to the cabins. The basic colour palette does look very elegant but it needs something to bring it to life.
What is the seat pitch in Y+?
While the last few years have been a tough go for UA and tourism to Guam at large, UA’s GUM hub commands some of the healthiest fare premiums in their system. This is especially true to/from HNL and on the island hopper. Moreover, those high yields are steadily achieved in the passenger cabin and c...Jump to post
The Port Authority needs to task UAL with that one with re-banking EWR. There is a higher amount of downtime (EG: 11am to 1pm) with ops during the day and in the late evening compared to the mornings, late afternoons, and early evenings. There are times you can be at EWR and think it's surprisingly...Jump to post
DylanHarvey wrote:As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!!
It doesn't say a pax activated the slide. They said it was activated during the loading of inflight meals; sounds like the catering employees did open a door that didn't have its slide de-activated Door/slide is supposed to disarm when the outside handle is opened. Either this was a failure or it w...Jump to post
TWA and 747SP never made sense, if they were flying to Japan, Asia or Australia then yes but TWA never did fly the Pacific with 747's. Surprising they didn't switch to full size 747-200B so they could fly nonstop both ways o Israel which was a huge TWA route. TWA's Nickname was "teenie weenie&...Jump to post
Airlines, UA included, start/re-start new airports without existing facilities all the time. Not a large stopping block. I read somewhere that UA may be looking at restarting OAK in the future. 77H Scott Kirby told the SF Chronicle that UA *will* return to Oakland. He didn't say when or from where,...Jump to post
Not sure this is bright from anyone's perspective. Air Italy is a no name in Europe and flies how many routes to the US? Should this turn ugly and into a battle it wouldn't end well for anyone. Its a battle that would weaken not just the EU airlines but the US airlines too while the ones laughing w...Jump to post
Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? Why are people so obsessed by containers on single aisle aircraft. Get over it. Does Ryanair have issues with containers? Do you know how expensive it is to carry a lot of baggage in Europe? Damn! Please ...Jump to post
danipawa wrote:United and Spirit can add the A220 too
I'll preface this with saying I’m not an Airbus pilot. But on the jets I've flown, the backup hydraulic/braking systems do not utilize an anti-skid system. This allows for the anti-skid to break and the aircraft will still be able to brake. When this happens it can be very difficult to apply enough...Jump to post
the furl leak was found after 10 months in service? Are you Kidding me? Unless there was a bad Fuel line coupling or some defect that Boeing should have Known about? That leak could have been caused by anything from a Hard landing to Who Knows what? It doesn't say where the leak was but since it was...Jump to post
Also wondering if it might be a destination one of the AirAsia or Jetstar brands jump on to. With HKG out of the picture, there's nothing further west than Manila. Could there be a market for SIN, KUL or SGN, even twice a week for weekend getaways, market both for GUM originating pax and GUM as a d...Jump to post
Yes I would hope DL or even UA oppose the dormancy and seek reallocation of the frequencies. Gotta give AA credit though. They won't endlessly nurse a loss making route. Okay... so then what? Why are they in China? Why are any US airlines there? Dropping ORD PEK has a lot of symbolism: * We don't t...Jump to post
This was in a leaked post a while back that was deleted. I’m assuming B6 would rather compete with UA fares than WN fares. I kind of get it, but can you elaborate on how competing with UA @ IAH, instead of with WN @ HOU, will help B6's fares/profitability on these routes? Do B6's higher-yielding Ho...Jump to post
My apologies for the lack of detail, but I heard this story from someone while riding in a car with him and a number of other people. I could squeeze in only so many tech type questions during breaks in the conversation. This person was, within the last couple of weeks, flying AA Puerto Rico to DFW...Jump to post
questions wrote:What’s a ballpark figure as to how many aircraft VS would have to order to utilize 150 slots?
I have to wonder if "game changer" is really dependent on where your airline's bread and butter is. For a company like B6, with lots to gain from the XLR due to what it can achieve from JFK, BOS, and FLL that they don't already offer, it probably is a game changer for them. For a company ...Jump to post