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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 4169

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

Please translate post 11 into something understandable.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 4169

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

Its not that they no longer “desire” to pay, it’s that they cannot pay and remain a viable business. Now, you could argue they just dissolve the business, but American bankruptcy law is designed to give the business a new start, not to subsidize it. The car companies received large subsidizes by the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

And, considering the planes were designed to support the Greenland DEW Line, NY was a good location. Now, they support the NSF in Antarctica, it’s a long positioning flights. Yes, new-build H-models. Strangely, I once shared the ramp at Pago Pago with one of the ski-birds. Both crews being from the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LH A380 lower than usual pass over the Golden Gate Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: LH A380 lower than usual pass over the Golden Gate Bridge

Just climb a bit slower than optimum will work. And, if you don’t go too low, no one will care.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are transatlantic flights with electric powered planes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: How far away are transatlantic flights with electric powered planes?

The very idea there will be a date certain in the future presupposes a breakthrough that may not be possible. It’s not inevitable. A hundred years from now, we might be converted to electrics on ground transportation and still use petroleum for flight.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 118
Views: 28243

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

The rule required an ATP certificate to crew an airliner, not a 1,500 hour rule. If you’re flying a commercial airliner as a passenger, is it too much to expect the crew to be AIRLINE TRANSPORT pilots?


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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dassault Falcon 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Dassault Falcon 50

I've been trying to figure out all the buttons on the Captain's yoke that I've seen in cockpit pictures like the below. On the yoke's left side handle the split pitch trim rocker switches are obvious, and below that there are buttons for TCS (Touch Control Steering) and a mic button (for cabin comm...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do KE/CA fly around Himalayas to India?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: Why do KE/CA fly around Himalayas to India?

Just a guess, either they an issue with overflight permits requiring certain entry/exit points for China or Nepal or the high terrain is a flight planning problem. Not uncommon for China to have routings off the GC due to military airspace, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dassault Falcon 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Dassault Falcon 50

I’m at friends tomorrow who is current on the 50; what’s your questions?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 8003

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

an MD-80 body, with a 787 cockpit, and smaller 787 engines. Who knows. We all know that Boeing does get creative sometimes.


No, please I cannot imagine.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

Re: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points

ETOPS 180; there’s a advisory wire for Ops and Mx to work off of. It’s getting beyond 180 for 135 that drives an OpsSpec and maintenance plan. There really aren’t that many heavily used routes that need more than 180 minutes for business users. It’s mostly an issue of awareness and planning to avoid...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

Re: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points

The “galaxy” in question is Lockheed’s version-C-5. I used those planning engines at my last employer. Bizjets, under 135, are basically ETOPS 180; 240 is possible but very difficult. Lots of buyers were required to operate under 180 rules, either by choice or authority. So, I had lots of questions....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

Re: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points

Well, it’s 6,800nm, PER-EZE. The midpoint is 3,400nm without an airport anywhere close. The GCM default ETOPS TAS is 410 knots or 2255nm for ETOPS 330. Yes, various proprietary planning engines might extend the 2255 nm a bit, but they won’t make up over 1,000 nm. I’ve used ARINC and Lockheed-Jeppese...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS question
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: GPS question

Timing is everything, laser INUs were not far in the future when this set was introduced. Gulfstreams and early Challengers had Delco Carousels installed within 4 years and, if course the B767 was introduced two years later with the first lasers. Interesting use in determining ground speed for anti-...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

Re: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points

I’ve run plans and no questions on most routes, but trans-Antarctic routes are going to challenging for diversions. There are requirements for them to shelter the people, provision for rescue, etc beyond just 330 of ETOPS time. PER-EZE or PER-USH won’t work, beyond 330 for considerable distance and ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS question
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: GPS question

Interesting but whose?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS question
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: GPS question

Doppler has been gone as a navigation tool for 40 years. The 707/DC-8 were the last Doppler planes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS question
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: GPS question

Well, nuclear war would put an end to Civil traffic, see 9/11-9/14/2001. Once traffic started up, ground-based navaids and inertial nav would be used, assuming no EMP damage.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

Re: LAN - Remote South Polar flights (on Twins) + diversion points

Where are the divert airports on Antarctica? If the grey area represents ETOPS 330; they’ll need a divert that can safely shelter those on board.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 8003

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

Not to mention de-icing the damned thing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 8003

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

Well, there wasn’t a problem using the C-130 troop doors with a fuselage mounted horizontal tailplane. I never heard that in 18 years in the C-5. The troops would have to fall up about 22’ for them to hit a horizontal tail. Neither my unit nor Stewart had an airdrop mission. The C-17 had a very diff...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 8003

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

The aft stairs were required on the ground as a tail stand, so they stayed open.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow
Replies: 38
Views: 2845

Re: Northeast Airlines painted their 727 wings yellow

There’s the modest issue of regulated airline industry that plays well here. When fares were approved by the CAB based on costs, painting planes all over, offering chef prepared meals, DC-10 to Spokane were viable business models. When that went, say hello to commodity economics.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16614

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

FlyingTlow, Yes, I’ve been to LOS. I’ve been stopped taxiing out by passengers walking across the taxiway. My company had an airplane held hostage by a prominent Nigerian until random was paid (Obasanjo era). Crew sent to check status were confronted by armed “guards”. Happiness is V1 at Lagos is an...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 8003

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

On a -200, the aft stairs acted as a “tail pole” in case the aft baggage was loaded first.

Wing mounted engines also allow for fitting engines of different weights from different engine manufacturers because the heavy component is near the CofG.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2775

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

Its an emergency whenever the captain or the fire scene commander says it is an emergency. Not your call, not mine except when being the captain. Any investigation will begin with “how much did the incident plane weigh”; baggage may be germane. It’s pretty clear cut in NTSB 49 Part 830 quoted above ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2775

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

No, no; the ONLY things going to the emergency exits is YOU, no bags of ANY size. If it’s not on your person, it stays behind. Other people shouldn’t be put at risk because your selfish opinion is your laptop is irreplaceable—get a back up hard drive and leave it home. In the AF, crews used to have ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 3424

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

Related to weather; airport authorities don’t charge thru the lungs for terminal access and we don’t have carriers charging $19 for the ticket and $100 for extras like Ryan Air.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2775

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

Passport and couple days of my BP med isn’t a burden and I’ve loads of 15 hour flights. The other advantage, I know exactly where my passport is; I can “inventory” myself at security or immigration. I’ve had passengers, in bizjets, forget their documents despite multiple warnings. Not to mention blo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14981

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

It becomes an “airplane” when its certificate of airworthiness is issued, not before. Before it is a pile of parts.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are OEM's proprietary secrets secure within airworthiness authorities?
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Are OEM's proprietary secrets secure within airworthiness authorities?

Reference my post, I have no doubts that the airworthiness authorities are very protective of proprietary property. The penalties and potential scandal for not would be huge.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16614

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

Must be serious, they went back to Lagos in some haste. Not many would do that! Were the injured among the passengers or some people just passing by on the airport? It’s pretty common sight-people walking across the taxiways.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus naming scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 2839

Re: Airbus naming scheme

The 8-9 is dumb, the Chinese are not that gullible nor dead set on number 8, Plus it didn't help to sell the A380, China bought 5 - only : "talk to the hand". I wouldn’t be so sure, one business jet was delivered to a Chinese with a custom serial number ending in three 8s. There’s a reaso...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7889

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Why have engine on the wings aircraft designs (eg, 757) taken over vs engine on the rear portion of the fuselage (eg, 727)? Lots of reasons: wing-mounted engines reduce wing bending moment, allowing a lighter structure. The new high bypass engines are heavier than the old low bypass turbofans and m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bypass Flow and Core Flow velocities
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Bypass Flow and Core Flow velocities

Are those numbers absolute or velocities above vehicle speed?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are OEM's proprietary secrets secure within airworthiness authorities?
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Are OEM's proprietary secrets secure within airworthiness authorities?

As an engineer told, me after showing some data I took to be proprietary, “engineering is a vagabond existence, we all have thumbdrives”. Now, he added, that it’s more for knowledge base, as outright copying would quickly be caught and prosecuted.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2775

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

Always cared my passport and meds ON MY PERSON. Never been thru an evacuation, but anything I need, I need it nearby and not subject to some careless idiot grabbing the wrong bag from the overhead. Yes, this happened to a F/A of mine and never got it back, despite oodles of identification. I can onl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 14441

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Good question, several modes change without specific “authorization”, THR to SPD in many evolutions. ALT CAP to ALT, for another.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 9764

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

I’m pretty sure the folding section structure and locks have to meet the same standard as the basic wing, 10*-9. So, when was the last time an airliner has lost a wing due to structural failure and Bob’s your uncle.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7889

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Then, use the correct terms.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Touch screen flight decks vs Legacy flight decks
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Touch screen flight decks vs Legacy flight decks

Hardly a big safety concern. I’ve tried them in trainers, not impressed, but it might be a generational thing. Cockpit ones require a firm push, so operate a bit differently than an iPad.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5816

Re: PW1100G aft hub modification failure, deliveries halted

The only other geared fan engine, the TFE 731, was for unrelated issues also a hand grenade in its early years. Advancing technology always has hidden torments.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 9764

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

You may recall a TWA 7O7 that landerd after a mid air as I recall an Eastern Constellation, and of course the was the Pan Am 707 out of SFO that lost a significant portion of the outer wing after an engine failure Not just heard of it, witnessed it on the ground as the Connie broke cloud about a mi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7889

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

crownvic wrote:
My best flight? Eastern 727-25 STT-SJU. Best flight ever. Power brake t/o from a 4400 foot runway. Fellow A.netters, top that one!


I presume you mean “standing” or “static” take-off

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 14441

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

”Bob Myers, flight deck chief engineer, says—for this particular design—they were faced with a choice. “If we did a wake-up or some sort of mode transition of the autothrottle and hold mode for a low-speed condition, we would have had a mode transition without the pilots authorizing that change.”&q...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4824

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

727s were tail heavy for power backs. Once tried it with a maintenance 727 and lifted the nose wheel. You could do it if you were very careful. But with no passengers especially up front it was kind of touch and go. You only used the number one and three power plants. :old: Done all the time at EAL...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recent PHL departure paths
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Recent PHL departure paths

Jet Noise: The Sound of Freedom

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 4750

Re: A321LR question

c933103 wrote:
Anyone here know why A319LR were given options to fit up to six ACT, but ACJ319neo are only given options up to five ACT?


The ACJ, being a business jet, doesn’t need the payload capacity that an airliner needs. No carrier is seriously considering a 55 passenger plane.

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