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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66911

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

It's been too quiet on the A220 front, expecting Airbus to announce some decent orders at the show.

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23169

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by william
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13682

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

But still on sector between 250 - 400 NM (I know it's a niche but doesn't the Q400 a niche aircraft) don't you think the Q400 can make the difference compared E2 or A220? AFAIK, the A320NEO has the ATR beat on flights longer than 45 minutes, so no more than 200 nm. A contact tells me that his light...

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by william
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13682

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

It's the engines that keep the Q from competing effectively with the ATRs right? Is there a smaller engine out there that will narrow the costs gap between the Q and the ATR?

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by william
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 537
Views: 67654

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2019/05/20/american-airlines-dfw-airport-strike-deal-build-new-3billion-terminal The use of international and domestic in the future F will help relieve much congestion D sees during peak morning/early evening hours. AA will have the ability to increa...

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by william
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 537
Views: 67654

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2019/05/20/american-airlines-dfw-airport-strike-deal-build-new-3billion-terminal The use of international and domestic in the future F will help relieve much congestion D sees during peak morning/early evening hours. AA will have the ability to increa...

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by william
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4420

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

Something to attach your check luggage receipt too. Printing seperate luggage receipts is outdated, NZ/QF both print it on your boarding pass. Or if using an Moblie boarding pass, it digitally adds onto there when you have dropped an bag off. On AA, you get the reciept because it is just peeled off...

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by william
Fri May 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4420

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

32andBelow wrote:
I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders.


Something to attach your check luggage receipt too.

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by william
Fri May 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8309

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

These are two corporations going at each other day after day. One has to respect their main competitor, as the Boeing CEO stated, its makes you better. Its only on Anet where some posters treat the Boeing/ Airbus rivalry as a Games of Thrones espisode....................................................

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by william
Fri May 31, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. Not total apples and ora...

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by william
Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

anshabhi wrote:
Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF?


I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy.

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by william
Wed May 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

And Congratulations Airbus, I remember as a kid when a new upstart company came up with a weird idea, a twin wide body. Look how far you have come.

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by william
Wed May 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Boeing issued a weird video to congratulate Airbus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I Other than "I heard your plane got delayed", are there other Eastereggs I didn't notice? These are two corporations going at each other day after day. One has to respect their main competitor, a...

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19082

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The crash was caused by improper maintenance, pure and simple. Yes, you are correct. AA should not have gone cheap and used a forklift to remove engines. But after the fact, it was possible for the pilots to save the aircraft. They did themselves no favor pulling back on thrust as trained with a lo...

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230628

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

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

How odd, was this through a telescope or naked eye? Will the satelltes pop up on my Skyview app?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytUygPqjXEc

How odd, was this through a telescope or naked eye? Will the satelltes pop up on my Skyview app?

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19082

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The ineptitude in the DC-10 system's design is staggering along with the cost cutting. Talk about management team that was criminally liable. . The crash was caused by improper maintenance, pure and simple. Yes, you are correct. AA should not have gone cheap and used a forklift to remove engines. B...

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by william
Sat May 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19082

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

One of the other reasons this crash resonates is that at that time in the late 70’s and early 80’s, AA DC-10’s on takeoff and landing showed the actual cockpit video on the big monitors in the passenger cabin. The vantage point was just behind the pilots. So thus, these poor passengers watched them...

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by william
Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230628

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.starlink.com/

Starlink website up. Smart how they figured out how not to add to the space junk problem.
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https://www.starlink.com/

Starlink website up. Smart how they figured out how not to add to the space junk problem.

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by william
Fri May 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 230628

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Apparently all 60 satellites have phoned home and are working. I thought it was interesting how the satellites are designed at end of life to initiate a burn that will send it into earth's atmosphere, and is designed to disintegrate into 95% dust in the atmosphere. Speaking of Space Junk, the satell...

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by william
Wed May 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 357
Views: 51343

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Especially when you have efficient, and million dollar vacuum cleaners down on the tarmac.

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by william
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19082

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The ineptitude in the DC-10 system's design is staggering along with the cost cutting. Talk about management team that was criminally liable. I too remember that day, and the grounding. Caused much more disruption than the 737 MAX grounding ( remember watching the TV show "Hart to Hart" an...

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by william
Tue May 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19082

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

The things we will never know, what would have happened if the pilots did not do as trained, reduced thrust and instead went TOGA on the thrust on the two remaining engines. The aircraft still could have flown, though landing with out slats and flaps would be problematic.

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9624

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

$3.5 billion is quite a number. Terminal D, Skylink and the ABE renovations ended up costing around $2.7 billion, so not way out of line, but noticeably more expensive. Design is not set in stone, but pretty clear with that amount that F won't horseshoe, will be a box or a new design. Only 24 gates...

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9624

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

My guess, F will look a lot like D.

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170838

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

"The researchers said that given the NMA would start from a completely fresh design, airline executives see scope for just one pilot to be physically sat in the plane. A second pilot would be ground based and be able to “monitor several aircraft” at the same time. Reducing the number of pilots ...

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170838

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The question what will the Union want in return for single pilot ops. Probably a cap on the flight length, like 2 hours.

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8022

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I wasn't previously aware that some passengers were panicking upon reading 737-800/Max safety cards (wasn't aware they were reading safety cards to begin with). I think what that shows is that passengers may not necessarily be intentionally looking for the type of equipment they're flying on, howev...

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4998

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

Probably the last flights flown under Part 121 that were routinely flown without autopilot were beech 1900 flights. The airlines just didn’t pay for the autopilot option. Flights can be flown without autopilot or if the autopilot is deferred under the MEL. Without an autopilot the aircraft is restr...

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by william
Mon May 20, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4998

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

SWA pilots used to hand fly a lot of DAL-AUS and AUS-HOU legs back in the day when SWA did not order its 737s with the latest gadgets.

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by william
Sun May 19, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2201

LaGaudia's visual expressway approach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxRFIneSTT4

2. At what time in the approach does the Pilot goes to manual flying?

Thank you for answering my questions.
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1. How long has this approach been around? Since the Eastern Shuttle days? Trying to imagine this in a 727.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxRFIneSTT4

2. At what time in the approach does the Pilot goes to manual flying?

Thank you for answering my questions.

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by william
Fri May 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385592

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing is ready to get it up in the air. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130434 Fortunately, it's not up to Boeing to decide if the fix is to be certified or not. FAA, EASA, CAAC and others must do that and they will scrutinize it thoroughly to ensure no more deaths are c...

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by william
Thu May 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9474

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Despite the huge backlog in new orders, particularly NB’s, could the industry actually be facing a 9/11 style depression caused by Climate Change? People generally could start to think, do I need to fly as often. It won’t happen everywhere , but I can see signs of a shift in attitude towards the en...

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by william
Wed May 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7756

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

Moosefire wrote:
Can’t use or accrue my HHonors or Bonvoy points there... I’ll pass. Glad to see the old Ramada gone and something new nonetheless.


Which Ramada? The one under the Canarsie approach?

Agree on the Bonvoy points issue. Is this an independent hotel?

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by william
Mon May 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8121

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

Seats on UA recline and they don’t charge for carryons. The seats may recline, but they absolutely do charge for carryons. If you buy a Basic Economy ticket, yes. For the other 90% of tickets sold, no they do not. So you think only 10% of the pax on your next UA flight is paying basic? Truth be tol...

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by william
Fri May 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 30778

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

Courtesy: Air Transport World Allegiant’s Move To All-Airbus Fleet Paying Off "Allegiant operates 89 A320-family aircraft—37 A319ceos and 52 A320ceos—Aviation Week’s Fleet Discovery shows. The reliability of the newer aircraft helped Allegiant set a new daily block-hour mark for a full month i...

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by william
Thu May 09, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 57448

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. Believe it or not AA had us in RDU for 8 hours connecting to the London flight. The AA yield computers were merciful and rescheduled us, so now we have only 3 hours in RDU.

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by william
Wed May 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 26953

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Last time I did the math, 2025 is in six years, not 10. As another poster pointed out, this is publicly released knowledge. Boeing took 6 years to reengine the 737, and it turned out full of faults. The 737-10 variant alone will take 4 years. Are you seriously suggesting they could do a clean-sheet...

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by william
Wed May 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 26953

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
Great to see another carrier come to their senses. Hopefully, more changes like this are soon to come.

XLR/LR should work well for them.


And what "sense" is that?

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by william
Wed May 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 57448

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

I have a three hour layover in RDU (thanks AA) other than head to Club what else is there to do at RDU?

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by william
Tue May 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10623

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

The A350 wears the Ethiad livery well.

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by william
Tue May 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 26953

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Which Boeing insider told you that? :-) Because they haven't even launched the type yet... so any prognostications like that are more rumors and wishful thinking. I am an insider. That’s who told me that. So you're spreading corporate on an online open forum? Im sceptical. But, don't you think that...

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by william
Tue May 07, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10185

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Again, no comment as to them going CFM. We are told over and over on this board the superiority of GTF engines. Yet, an operator of the P&W GTF engine is willing to go CFM? Are both engines similar in fuel burn then? Does PW GTF have lower fuel burn but CFM's engine have less mx? This is fascina...

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by william
Tue May 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10185

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Interesting they may go CFM, not P&W. So the fuel savings must be extremely close or on par. "While IndiGo has so far confined past orders to Airbus, it hasn’t ruled out buying Boeing Co. jets in the future, according to Dutta. And the order being discussed with Airbus hasn’t been finalized...

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by william
Tue May 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8022

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

And once again many American posters on this board just gloss over the issue. Excuses abound, it'll all be fine etc etc. :sarcastic: People often compare this to other air disasters where the passengers forget over time. However, most of those were before the 24/7 news, social media etc. I've heard...

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by william
Tue May 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8022

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

If this was true, SWA would be in trouble. Really people, who can tell the difference of a 737-800 vs a 737-8 MAX at the gate?

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by william
Mon May 06, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12222

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Denver was pretty proactive with Stapleton. With DIA starting construction, Stapleton went through a major refurb and expansion. UA's Concourse B was the widest and nicest of the Stapleton's concourses.

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by william
Sun May 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35593

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Not to discount the issues, but it's also possible that all this surfaces now due to the MAX issues. It seems all eyes are on Boeing right now, and every single issue gets blown out of proportion (i.e., the media found they needed to add "Miami Air International is a charter airline operating ...

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by william
Wed May 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385592

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

As I understand it, the symptoms of MCAS failure and runaway trim are pretty much identical. Also as I understand it, solution for both is to deactivate the automatic trim and manually trim. Additionally, as I understand it, although there was not specific simulator training for MCAS failure, there...

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by william
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716323

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

With Boeing and their PR crisis management teams operating at full speed, consider the ultimate source and motives of 'information' and 'news' which deflect from the OEM. Crew have no ability or budget to counter. Surely, as Interested has stated here repeatedly, balanced articles will highlight no...

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by william
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716323

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Another opinion relative to the Ethiopian accident. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-737-max-airmanship-needs-as-much-scrutiny-a-457693/ With Boeing and their PR crisis management teams operating at full speed, consider the ultimate source and motives of 'information' and 'news' w...

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