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by itchief
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 295954

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Another video, showing the splash-down: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-46470308/falcon-9-rocket-guides-itself-to-sea David It's actually quite impressive that it almost "stood up" the landing even with the out of control rotation caused by the fin pump failure. Just watching how t...

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by itchief
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 295954

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

According to Elon Musk on Twitter, this is what happened: "Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched." Scott Manley then asks him if there's only one hydraulic pump, and Musk answers: &qu...

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by itchief
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 295954

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Great to see they aced another launch and touchdown- particularly as this booster was 'pre loved' for the third time.But yup seems like the catcher 'mit' boat just doesn't work however big you make it.Cant say they didn't try their hardest. https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-ceo-elon-musk-new-falcon-...

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by itchief
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 142
Views: 11851

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

The problem with your prediction is that the A330neo will not fit into the same space that the DC-10/MD-11/767F will fit into. The 767 has a wing span of 47.5m. That is a big reason that the A330F(60m) is a slow seller and a A330neo(64m) will have an even tougher time with the fit. Airport ramp spac...

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by itchief
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 162055

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

It's amazing how much money Boeing must have tied up in 'accounts receivable' with no way to receive those amounts, yet.[/quote]

And that picture is less than 25% of what they have already built. When the money starts flowing it will come quickly.

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by itchief
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46392

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Hi everybody, is there any update for which airline the HiFly A380 will be flying for the months of December and January? It is the busiest time of the year for travel so I was just wondering. A388 Summer is the busiest time of the year, not December/January. In fact most airlines have some slack i...

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by itchief
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 206698

Re: F-35 news thread

Wow, that is 4+ Billion dollars sitting in that picture.

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by itchief
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 28721

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I dont think you will see AA ordering the 787-10 anytime soon. They seem happy with their current fleet mix. Had they wanted them I think you would have seen an order by now. AA needs to get it debt in check and soon. I’m sure they ll need to start looking at B772ER replacements soon Seating on AA,...

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by itchief
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 316180

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

TropicalSky wrote:
That's an Antonov 224 ..... Boeing uses them periodically to bring in engines and large production parts


The Antonov 224 is a 6 holer, that is a 124 in the picture.

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by itchief
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13960

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

AA is what it's going to be for a long time to come. The culture has to change, and the opportunity to do that during the merger process was squandered. The needed culture change will take time as the old flushes out and new that can promote the change filter in. DP didn't cause this. He is but one...

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by itchief
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13960

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Get rid of DP, and the management incompetents he brought over from America West. Bring in people who know how to run a world-class airline. While you’re doing that, quit treating your employees like enemies while you smile sweetly at them. I hear DP’s army of incompetents pride themselves on sayin...

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by itchief
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13960

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Parker is greedy.

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by itchief
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8544

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

looking at the sweepers boots etc, I'm wondering about damage to those exotic radar absorbing paints... Looking at that big uncoated panel near the cockpit, I'd wonder if 031 isn't a ground instructional airframe. Doubt RAM is a huge concern on her Yes, but not just for ground instruction. These ar...

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by itchief
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 162055

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Boeing adds $179M in cost overruns to KC-46 aircraft as delivery draws near https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2018/10/24/boeing-adds-another-179m-in-cost-overruns-to-kc-46-as-delivery-draws-near/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2025.10.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%2...

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by itchief
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6911

Re: Windows in the 787

It only takes one window with the shade open to flood the cabin with light. I have been on plenty of 787 flights with dark cabins in the daylight hours.

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by itchief
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Grounds all F-35s for fuel line failure
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Re: US Grounds all F-35s for fuel line failure

per https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45827795 the US military has grounded all F-35s after an analysis of the earlier crash.. the article also mentions undefined "other issues" (quotes mine because no specifics were given) The stand down affects more than 200 jets while an "i...

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by itchief
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-KEF 2019..
Replies: 16
Views: 4156

Re: AA DFW-KEF 2019..

Detroit313 wrote:
Dallas will be getting more and more Europe every summer.


Dallas does not have any European flights but you can fly to Europe from DFW.

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by itchief
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 295954

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I would be tight up there too ----if it was that price.In fact so would millions of others I am sure. The fact (I should check) is that R Brandon is charginf $200,000-250,000 per person.For that you get 5-10 mins on the edge of space. Sorry I. Am not a taker for that not good value for money imho.B...

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by itchief
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.
Replies: 44
Views: 7729

Re: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.

Strange they hype up the stealth angle yet they fly around with two huge blobs hanging from pylons under the wings. Why not just size the thing to hold the required amount of fuel internally? The two blobs are the refueling drogue. You would think they would have one in the fuselage. But that would...

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by itchief
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.
Replies: 44
Views: 7729

Re: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.

Strange they hype up the stealth angle yet they fly around with two huge blobs hanging from pylons under the wings. Why not just size the thing to hold the required amount of fuel internally? The two blobs are the refueling drogue. You would think they would have one in the fuselage. But that would...

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by itchief
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5381

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

You know exactly what I mean bud...so does everyone else. LoL Yes I know exactly what you mean "bud". And I am sure everyone else knows what I am saying in my post. Maybe you can explain how Boeing can perform life extensions on 40 to 50 Super Hornets a year, a program this is just starti...

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by itchief
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5381

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

I am not trying to flame you with my comments.....I love the Blues, never get tired of watching them and they are great ambassadors of the USN(25 years of service in the USN for me). You are say that at $1.5 million per aircraft it should really take 3 years to add a spring to the yolk, a smoke gen...

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by itchief
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5381

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

The article also states that it only takes 72 hours to convert them back to combat aircraft but it will take 3 years to make them into demonstration aircraft. Oh how I love government efficiency. Do not be too eager to flame . . . It takes 3 years to mod the number of air frames. They would not do ...

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by itchief
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 48
Views: 4135

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

That's a good question. There is still a faraday cage of sorts inside the fuselage of a 787 thanks to the lightning strike mesh that encompases it. But it's surely less effective than the traditional aluminum tube right? So, how to they harden a B-2? EMI hardening consists of multiple levels where ...

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by itchief
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5381

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

The most amazing thing about this article is the time line. This has been studied since 2016 and reading the article is says the aircraft will not be ready until 2021. The article also states that it only takes 72 hours to convert them back to combat aircraft but it will take 3 years to make them in...

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by itchief
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 23697

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

Not a request from DOD but Bell is planning ahead, Bell Pushes V-280 Gunship, Shipboard Variants, Recon. https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/bell-pushes-v-280-gunship-shipboard-variants-recon-in-works/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2006.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20...

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by itchief
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 100761

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

As above it's all about ( for me) what rocket will it launch.Usually these things are designed in tandem.Thhe owner initially funded the Ansari prize which morphed into Virgin Galactic.Clearly he didn't wish to pair up with R Branson. This thing clearly could carry a larger (than v galactic) space ...

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by itchief
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F117A, the plane that refuses to die
Replies: 12
Views: 3157

Re: F117A, the plane that refuses to die

Interesting, still using it for some kind of test? I believe it is used for testing not only radars, but also materials/coating tests. It is supposed to be completely gone as per congress, but I suspect a few people don't want to let it go because it seems exceedingly useful. And everything is well...

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by itchief
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 38984

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/DFW-A ... 50361.html
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DFW gets a little love from the DOT(or pork depending on how you look at it.) The ring taxi system is expanding here at DFW.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/DFW-A ... 50361.html

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by itchief
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 136183

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I disagree. I think AA will take some -10s later on in life for South America once the 77Es start to fade. Maybe 10-13 frames. By then the 789s will likely be on other missions that need the range more than South America. It would be a significant capacity bump over the 77E, except for cargo capaci...

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by itchief
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 11236

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

The new airplanes will be designated as VC-25Bs, the current VC-25As will revert to a back-up role, as the VC-137Cs did when the VC-25s came on line back in the late 1980s. The Jackie Kennedy design is nearly 60 years old. It is outdated on the VC-25A, C-32A, and C-40B. No one has said if Melania T...

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by itchief
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 295954

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I'm trying to remember how many launches it will take for NASA to man-rate the Falcon? Is it three more launches to go for NASA to certify? Tugg 7. However I don’t believe they have a final configuration yet. New COPV design is coming. Launches won’t count until then. That's what I understand, so t...

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by itchief
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture
Replies: 21
Views: 5622

Re: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture

Competition regulators might grow a pair this time and refuse, but I'll not hold my breath. The market works in the TATL arena. Lots of players, lots of competition, low fares for consumers. These continued efforts to distort that should be pushed back against. I disagree in this case. Without DL, ...

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by itchief
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 53
Views: 16031

Re: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments

Well they're both jumping to huge rockets with the BFR and New Glenn. They've just come from different directions. Apples and Oranges comparison. 1. SpaceX has been to orbit many times, Blue Origin has not. 2. SpaceX has returned from orbit with Dragon many times, Blue Origin has not. 3. Falcon Hea...

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by itchief
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 14408

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

BBC Business News mentioned that Airbus wouldn't have an A380 at Farnborough this year and asked if it was a sign they'd given up trying to sell it ? Between this and ANA the whale is coming into its own in at least aesthetics. Maybe there's a subliminal message in it...like "Save the Whale &q...

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by itchief
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 206698

Re: F-35 news thread

LRIP 11 a done deal with cost coming down for each aircraft. https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2018/07/15/pentagon-reaches-handshake-deal-with-lockheed-on-newest-batch-of-f-35s/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-7-15&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Breaking%20News

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by itchief
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Aeroflot in talks to expand A350 order
Replies: 17
Views: 7203

Re: Aeroflot to buy up to 28 A350

Could we see Aeroflot move towards a single widebody type in the future? The ten 77W's are young and will be around for a while. Last one VP-BHA B777-300 Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Delivered on June 01, 2018. They actually ordered several more last year. I did not mean the final one, VP-BHA is the...

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by itchief
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Aeroflot in talks to expand A350 order
Replies: 17
Views: 7203

Re: Aeroflot to buy up to 28 A350

Blerg wrote:
Could we see Aeroflot move towards a single widebody type in the future?


The ten 77W's are young and will be around for a while. Last one VP-BHA B777-300 Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Delivered on June 01, 2018.

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by itchief
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: contract awarded for 78 new Ospreys
Replies: 12
Views: 2744

Re: contract awarded for 78 new Ospreys

dragon6172, thanks for the correction to HMX-1. It looks like this order is for the most part a USN buy of the new COD version of the V-22....https://news.usni.org/2018/07/02/navy-awards-bell-boeing-4-2-billion-contract-modification-for-74-v-22-osprey-tiltrotor-aircraft?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_m...

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by itchief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: contract awarded for 78 new Ospreys
Replies: 12
Views: 2744

Re: contract awarded for 78 new Ospreys

rlwynn wrote:
This aircrraft had a deadly development. Suprised they fly the President around in one.


I will bet the President is also "Suprised" since none of the VX-1s V-22s are white tops.

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by itchief
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?
Replies: 37
Views: 7600

Re: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?

Is this post actually serious? It reads like a one sided Airbus marketing slide for the “extraordinary” A321. It seems to completely ignore that the 737MAX has 43% market share against the A320neo and the 797 is going to target a segment that Airbus does not have a product in. It also ignores that ...

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by itchief
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 295954

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX and NASA with a successful CRS-15 launch! This was the final Block 4 rocket to be launched. Both the Falcon 9 Block 4 booster and the Dragon has been previously flown. The most impressive thing about this launch is that the Falcon 9 Block 4 booster was used for a launch in April 201...

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by itchief
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 4225

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

The EU has targetted against products from Red states. I don't like trade wars - we all lose out. The interesting thing will be if the rest of the world ignores tariffs against each other and just target the US. Then it becomes US Vs the world. I am sure the likes of Airbus and Rolls Royce have sec...

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by itchief
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 13678

Re: Bomboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

Boeing is coming very close to selling the production rate for the year which is a huge deal given how fast these things are being produced at the moment. If they firm EK, this and Hawaiian this year I believe that should put them over the mark of aircraft built this year. There is a half decent ch...

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by itchief
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 5450

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

When there were props, it worked. When flying a widebody on a 15 min flight between intl flights because fuel was cheap, it worked. When JFK was a ghost town most of the day, it worked. TWA had props on it. Delta threw a 767 on it. Today, there are no props, fuel is cheaper but not cheap, and all 3...

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by itchief
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7484

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

You obviously have never been between a golden retriever and a tennis ball. Sarcasm aside, this support animal stuff has gone way to far. Yes, the support animal stuff has gone too far. All dogs bite. And before anyone says no, all dogs bite their food when they eat. I spent more than 20 years as a...

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