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by william
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10148

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/airbus-unit-ran-long-running-bribery-schemes-with-a-fat-annual-budget/ Airbus used its 150-person strategy and marketing department to pay bribes to win business, according to prosecutors in Washington, D.C. The company made $50 million in improper payments to A...

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by william
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155152

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The "7J7" comprised a number of different design studies, most of which used two UnDucted Fan (UDF) engines mounted to the rear of the fuselage as propulsion. It was a short twin-aisle airframe designed to replace the 727-200ADV seating around 150 people in either a 2+2+2 configuration wi...

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by william
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111226

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Here’s is a good summary of the crash, the equipment on the helicopter, the weather, the flight path, etc. It describes the flight path and how disorientation probably played a major role in the crash. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-28/the-last-flight-of-kobe-bryant Good summation...

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by william
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14967

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

This future plane under research could be an excellent turboprop. Already high wing making the prop diameter clear the ground. https://thepointsguy.com/news/the-future-of-flight-boeing-reveals-concept-aircraft-with-transonic-wing-design/ Something is percolating along, Pratt is developing a new tur...

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by william
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111226

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I found publicly published granular FlightRadar24 data published here: https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/kobe-bryant-believed-dead-in-helicopter-crash/ and used the ATSB KML Creator found here: https://www.atsb.gov.au/utilities/atsb-kml-creator/atsb-kml-creator-download.aspx to create a granular K...

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by william
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Delta replaced part of their 150 pax MD80s with 200 pax A321s. As mentioned earlier other than an extra flight attendant, these larger aircraft are so efficient, why not plus size one.

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by william
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17511

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... 551281.cms

So are these grounded planes due to the dust issues in India? That's why the engines are being replaced?
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... 551281.cms

So are these grounded planes due to the dust issues in India? That's why the engines are being replaced?

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by william
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11053

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

That was a different time. Plus, those plans IIRC were configured smaller than what a A223 would be. A A223 wouldn’t be much smaller than the 73Gs WN currently operate. Better operating economics though. Which might make some smaller markets more feasible. Plus, not only would they have better oper...

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by william
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155152

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA

In essence A321 has taken this round of the fight just like 777 pushed the A340 out of the market and A330 pushed 767 out of the market. IMO something different from and better than A321 needs to be produced. You don't aim for where the puck is, you aim for where it's going to be. Thats how I see i...

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by william
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293174

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Anyone geolocate the latest CCTV video? Actually, here's a better source: A screenshot from the NY Times updated video compilation . https://i.imgur.com/AwoT6pT.png Wow, say what you want about the 737 age, but to hit with two missiles and still be able to make a turn back the airport is a testamen...

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by william
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21440

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

https://www.anewjfk.com/wp-content/uplo ... erview.pdf


So is the first floor of the GTC for Customs? What does it mean when it states "arrivals"? Top floor a park?
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atlflyer wrote:
Lots of updated info about the entire JFK redevelopment in this presentation:

https://www.anewjfk.com/wp-content/uplo ... erview.pdf


So is the first floor of the GTC for Customs? What does it mean when it states "arrivals"? Top floor a park?

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by william
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 76799

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

So when is the completion date for the remodel? I thought the construction started already.

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by william
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4310

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

When and if the Pie in the Sky train from MCO to Miami is up and running, does anyone think this will have an effect on new service? As if the train to South Florida might serve as a connection of sorts? Pie in the Sky? Dirt is moving as we speak to complete it. A major lawsuit to stop it was settl...

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by william
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 247
Views: 34077

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Am I late noticing this or has LAX jumped in flights and destinations?

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by william
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 205
Views: 23617

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/newsroom/PR_Thumbs/2019/12/Newsroom-Thumbnail-JFK-slider-121519-1200x628.jpg So the headhouse will not be expanded? Has AA shrunk THAT much at JFK? That terminal is a ghost town every time I've been in it. https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-b...

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by william
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19341

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/newsroom/PR_Thumbs/2019/12/Newsroom-Thumbnail-JFK-slider-121519-1200x628.jpg So the headhouse will not be expanded? Has AA shrunk THAT much at JFK? That terminal is a ghost town every time I've been in it. https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-b...

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by william
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 205
Views: 23617

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

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So the headhouse will not be expanded? Has AA shrunk THAT much at JFK?

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by william
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21156

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

That is the sort of thinking that I highly commend. Is this project on the map anywhere governmental? If one compares public transport in the USA with that say in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, almost anywhere else, you see in the USA the results of not adequately funding...

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by william
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21156

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

I know, I used to fly on PeoplExpress and they had renderings of the new Terminal C all over the North Terminal. However when they , along with NY AIR, were merged into CO they moved to terminal B until Terminal C was completed. The North Terminal was the equivalent of a bus terminal. Sent from my ...

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by william
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of the Dornier 328
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Since the absence of the SAAB 340 this space is bare, I hope they have much sales success.

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by william
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38963

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

What do we know about Mr. Calhoun? I think he may be temporary CEO.

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by william
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockerbie
Replies: 18
Views: 5137

Re: Lockerbie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5naaWe3nLI

A chilling animation of how it may have happened. It did not take much to create added pressure, added stress and a 500 mph wind to finish the deed. Evil engineering went into this evil act.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5naaWe3nLI

A chilling animation of how it may have happened. It did not take much to create added pressure, added stress and a 500 mph wind to finish the deed. Evil engineering went into this evil act.

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by william
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockerbie
Replies: 18
Views: 5137

Re: Lockerbie

May the family survivors find solace and peace in which form or religion that may be.

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by william
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94064

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Crap, there goes my easy drive down 130 to ABIA. Can't believe I am going to state this, but I yearn for the days when 130 was built in the middle of nowhere.

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by william
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 20964

Re: Two Carnival Cruise Ships Collide in Cozumel

The Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend in Cozumel this morning while the Glory was attempting to dock. Carnival Cruise Line is currently assessing the damage that the collision caused and one minor injury was reported on the Carnival Glory. Both ships are seaworthy and the next cruise...

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by william
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Boeing screwed the pooch by not not buying out the CS when they had the chance. Instead they basically forced Bombardier to give it away to Airbus. In response, Boeing bought Embraer but it is not working. The C-Series could have covered the Max 7 and Max 8 with a CS-500 and possibly 700. They coul...

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by william
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France on strike again (5 Dec)
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: France on strike again (5 Dec)

So is Airbus over at Toulouse effected by this?

Whew! Guess I was fortunate to thoroughly enjoy my time in France this summer with no strikes or Yellow Vests.

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by william
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 307
Views: 63390

Re: WN livery repaints discussion thread

How is the darker blue holding up on the present livery?

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by william
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234000

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I want to make sure that everyone understands this: NONE of the existing carriers want anything to do with the South terminal. The airport is really stretching the definition of "remain in use" as it is with concourse D being preserved for charter flights. It might see a handful of planes...

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by william
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

It appears that Boeing has "secretly" been steering customers who've over-ordered MAX (especially lessors) towards its replacement - FSA. https://leehamnews.com/2019/11/28/converting-customers-to-the-fsa As Boeing works its way through the 737 MAX crisis, all consideration whether to laun...

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by william
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Is anyone else actually questioning wether the FSA would be poorly timed for a pre-2030 launch date? If NMA is scraped, Boeing is either forced into FSA immediately or has to cut engineering headcount for the next 5-10 years and wait. Could this be premature from a product design and market feasibi...

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by william
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I still wonder why people think 7W is in any way a good idea. In Economy class for the current trend of lowest fares possible you need a high seat vs aisle rate. That is why the 777 is in 3-4-3 and not 3-3-3 and so on. 7W has the worst ratio possible and I can not see which airlines would invest in...

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by william
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I still wonder why people think 7W is in any way a good idea. In Economy class for the current trend of lowest fares possible you need a high seat vs aisle rate. That is why the 777 is in 3-4-3 and not 3-3-3 and so on. 7W has the worst ratio possible and I can not see which airlines would invest in...

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by william
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12279

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

No doubt the fuel vendor has insurance for incidents like this, but would hate to be DFW manager that has to make that phone call and make out a report. Mesa is like " ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!". AA just wants two aircraft to cover the Waco and San Angelo flights. Fuel Driver, "Go...

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by william
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6045

Re: ATL operations

Papa loop on the south side allows for faster departures Eastbound and not having arriving traffic on 9R and 10 not cross in front of 9L departures. The same process works very well for ORD. I do understand that is alot of aircraft poured onto ground ops on the south side though. When in eastbound c...

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by william
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61052

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

So EK goes from a 777 and A380 fleet to a 777,787.A350 and A380 fleet. More complication but way more flexibility matching equipment to the route.

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by william
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43032

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Actually he should thank these CEOs because their risk averse attitude is the primary reason why these middle east carriers grew so rapidly : ME3s are carrying the passengers other carriers don't want to carry. The same way LCCs started by carrying the demand nobody wanted to fly. Without Emirates ...

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by william
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The NB market is really the only segment where Airbus and Boeing compete directly spec wise. So,yes, I can see the meat of the market being fought with 5AB aircraft up to the A320/737-8 range from both manufacturers. Above that is where differing philosophies will yield different aircraft in the sam...

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by william
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94064

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

One of the gates Spirit uses is down by the BA gate on the corner of the new addition. I remember sitting next to the stairs to the sterile walkway to Customs waiting for our Spirit flight. Gate 20 something.

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by william
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Top executives at global airlines and lessors, including many who were thought to be likely large launch carriers for the NMA (which would eventually become the 797), have soured on the idea of Boeing’s 220 to 270-seat twin-aisle concept and are privately pushing for a successor to the 737 Max and ...

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by william
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

So its Aboulafia's opinion, ok, I thought he had inside info or something but again, its his "opinion". Yes, analysts have opinions. They are often informed opinions. Aboulafia's been doing this for a long time. Do you have his industry qualifications and contacts? Care to point to the la...

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by william
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

So its Aboulafia's opinion, ok, I thought he had inside info or something but again, its his "opinion".

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by william
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 56319

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

What is the mid continent base strategy?

Does Nashville really have that many destinations?

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by william
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 7960

Re: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems

Wait till the Utlrafan comes out. Maybe unrealistic demands are being placed on these aerospace companies.

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by william
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234000

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Woah woah Shaggy. https://www.nola.com/news/article_e4924320-0403-11ea-aacf-ab379d2b1af6.html On the first weekend at New Orleans' new airport terminal, lines were long and supplies of Bloody Mary mix ran short. Since its opening Wednesday, the new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport h...

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by william
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28420

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

I thought for sure there would be performance advantages to re engine the BUFF. http://www.airpowerstrategy.com/2016/11/22/old-dog-new-engines/ Others claim a new engine would make the B‑52 more reliable. Again, not true. Hard as it may be to believe, the B‑52 is one of the most reliable aircraft in...

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by william
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 234000

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.nola.com/news/business/arti ... 009cc.html
No turbulence and rave reviews so far for New Orleans' new airport terminal
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Smooth opening.
https://www.nola.com/news/business/arti ... 009cc.html
No turbulence and rave reviews so far for New Orleans' new airport terminal

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by william
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 5592

Re: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft

That should make Allegiant just giddy. It looks like they've only had two used 319 inductions in the past 24 months, if I'm interpreting Planespotters.net entries correctly. Correct G4’s replacement cycle is pretty much done. Allegiant will continue to grow after the MD80 replacement cycle. They ha...

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by william
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 5592

Re: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft

A quick check shows that the BA example has not had any maintenance period of more than 7 days in the past 5 years, this suggests to me that a D check is on the horizon, in itself a major expense. Then we have the fact that BA are slowly phasing out A319's,as are more or less every other airline. W...

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