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by justplanesmart
Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Of These Liveries Do You Prefer?
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

RE: Which Of These Liveries Do You Prefer?

New one- more of the same all-white boredom. What on earth is wrong with stripes? When did they become something like the plague, to be avoided at all costs? Old one - classy, original. If any revamp was needed, then go with brighter colors, and maybe make the tail more colorful, but keep the stripe...

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by justplanesmart
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WA Bud Light Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 3033

RE: WA Bud Light Livery

I liked the silver finish more that the white also. In fact, of all the ailrines that have gone from white to metal livery, it has been an improvement in each case: Eastern- <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a h...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My First Delivery Flight Tomorrow: AS 738
Replies: 33
Views: 7147

RE: My First Delivery Flight Tomorrow: AS 738

I saw the new bird on approach to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> Friday afternoon. Then, the next few aircraft to follow were Southwest's 737-700 N426WN, now with winglets, then Continental's 737-800 N33284, followed by Alaska's 737-700...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My First Delivery Flight Tomorrow: AS 738
Replies: 33
Views: 7147

RE: My First Delivery Flight Tomorrow: AS 738

The runway at Renton is quite short, so Boeing is loath to use it other than for the initial flight (with minimal fuel) of the jets assembled there. However, after the Nisqually earthquake damage the runway at Boeing Field four years ago, a few of the planes did return to their place of origin tempo...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A300B4,-600,A310 Differences
Replies: 20
Views: 7282

RE: A300B4,-600,A310 Differences

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by justplanesmart
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airliners' Illogical Name Sequence
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

RE: Russian Airliners' Illogical Name Sequence

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by justplanesmart
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Times Will A Plane Get A New Engine?
Replies: 17
Views: 12547

RE: How Many Times Will A Plane Get A New Engine?

I remember an advertisement in aviation magazines many years ago touting the reliability of the CFM56 vs. the V2500, proclaiming "We have been flying on wing longer than they have been flying." - a reference to an engine on a Germanair 737-300 that had been in service without removal since before th...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airliners' Illogical Name Sequence
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

RE: Russian Airliners' Illogical Name Sequence

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by justplanesmart
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airliners' Illogical Name Sequence
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

RE: Russian Airliners' Illogical Name Sequence

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by justplanesmart
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 737
Replies: 56
Views: 7069

RE: Sun Country 737

Maybe after these two enter service, we can starting seeing more of Sun Country's own aircraft at SEA, rather than the Transavia hybrids.

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by justplanesmart
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's Non-winglet 73G....any Left?
Replies: 34
Views: 5961

RE: Southwest's Non-winglet 73G....any Left?

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by justplanesmart
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences In Early Designs Of Planes Vs. Final
Replies: 2
Views: 2901

RE: Differences In Early Designs Of Planes Vs. Final

As 123 has stated, the original layout of the 757 had the same T-tail as the 727. It also shared the same cockpit and nose section as the other Boeing narrowbodies. The early designs for the 767 also showed a T-tail.

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by justplanesmart
Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...
Replies: 152
Views: 24237

RE: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...

Here's another look:

http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing198.jpg

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by justplanesmart
Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CP Air 727s
Replies: 12
Views: 3966

RE: CP Air 727s

One of the 727-200 aircraft (C-GCPB) was leased by Alaska in the early 1980's. I remember seeing it the first time when I was in high school, and not being able to read the "Alaska" titles, was excited because I thought <acronym title="Canadian Airlines">CP</acronym> Air was serving <acronym title="...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Fleet Update/2005 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 3483

RE: WN Fleet Update/2005 Delivery Schedule

Dacman-

I have the following line #'s for these:

N496WN - 1626

N497WN - 1628

N498WN - 1633

N499WN - 1636

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by justplanesmart
Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New Colors - How Many Planes?
Replies: 11
Views: 5386

RE: United New Colors - How Many Planes?

Add N381UA and N532UA to the list: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/729711/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/729711/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/s...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Your First 747 Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 12251

RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Only 747 flight to date:

UAL 747-100 SEA-ORD June, 1976

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by justplanesmart
Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First Transatlantic Twin-engine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3233

RE: First Transatlantic Twin-engine?

Schooner-

By Jove, I think you've got it.

 Laugh out loud

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by justplanesmart
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From A300-B2/B4 To A300-600/600R Numbering
Replies: 27
Views: 4307

RE: From A300-B2/B4 To A300-600/600R Numbering

Tom_eddf- The <acronym title="Taca (El Salvador)">TA</acronym> designation came later, when the commonality with the A300 was clearly going to be limited to the fuselage cross-section. The original A300B9, A300B10 and A300B11 would have had very limited changes from the existing aircraft, mostly jus...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From A300-B2/B4 To A300-600/600R Numbering
Replies: 27
Views: 4307

RE: From A300-B2/B4 To A300-600/600R Numbering

The original idea for the A300 was a larger aircraft, to seat about 300 pax and be powered by two Rolls-Royce RB207 engines. This was dropped in favor of the A300B, which was around 250 in capacity and powered by the CF6-50. At that time, there were many variants proposed, all with a number followin...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport Name
Replies: 70
Views: 6826

RE: Favorite Airport Name

I rather like the name Dum Dum. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/522100/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/522100/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/0/1/522100.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger ...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Would You Improve Your Home Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 8778

RE: How Would You Improve Your Home Airport

One simple change that most of us would agree on:

Open the terminals up for the non-ticketed again. (My home airport is Seattle-Tacoma, by the way.)

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by justplanesmart
Sat Dec 25, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

RE: Caravelle Questions

Trans World at one point had ordered 20 Caravelle 7's, but the order was cancelled before any were built, and those aiframes were completed as Caravelle 6's. The Caravelle 7 was to be powered by the engine that powered the Convair <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)"...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?
Replies: 123
Views: 16636

RE: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?

1.The scream of four JT3D engines of a 707 on short final.

2.The moo of three RB211-22 engines spooling up on an L-1011.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Stretch/Shrink
Replies: 4
Views: 4113

RE: Aircraft Stretch/Shrink

The wing on the 767 could be said to have been "oversized" for the initial 767-200 model. When United ordered 30 in 1978, they were looking at an airplane for use on one-stop transcontinental service. However, the wing was designed to work for an intercontinental jet using three engines of the type ...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD-80s: Is This All Covered?
Replies: 20
Views: 3710

RE: MD-80s: Is This All Covered?

There was an airline in the early 80's that leased two <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 aircraft from Hawaiian Air. It was called American International Airways (not to be confused with the Connie Kalitta cargo outfit). The picture WidgetBoi included of the Hawaiian <acronym title="Ai...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Aviation Decisions In History
Replies: 28
Views: 5632

RE: Worst Aviation Decisions In History

Since Thrust seems to be looking for airline business decisions specifically: "<i>What are your votes for the worst airline business conduct in aviation history?</i>" I will leave out politics, human errors,and the like, and focus on that. My vote? Braniff shutting down completely after their bankru...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Types Of DC-8 Are There?
Replies: 11
Views: 5437

RE: How Many Types Of DC-8 Are There?

One correction to the details given by DouglasDC10. The DC-8-30 was powered by JT4A turbojets. The parallels between the engine types and the numbering of the version of the 707 and the DC-8 are remarkable: 707-120 and DC-8-10 had JT3C turbojets. 707-220 and DC-8-20 had JT4A turbojets. 707-320 and D...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Launch Customers
Replies: 11
Views: 2833

RE: 767 Launch Customers

The one on the top row after Western is for Alaska International Air, an all-cargo operator of the Hercules, which had planes to begin passeneger service with two 767. The order was later swapped for 737-200C aircraft, and the airline changed its name to MarkAir. <br><table align=center border=0 wid...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-600 Series
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

RE: Boeing 737-600 Series

Neither Continental nor United ordered the 737-500 at the beginning, but became the two largest operators of the type. Also, Continental did order the 737-600, but later changed that to other variants of the Next-Generation family.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Best Name Of An Airline?
Replies: 42
Views: 13618

RE: What's The Best Name Of An Airline?

I am very surprised that nobody has mentioned it yet:

Goa Way.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits Of Various Winglets
Replies: 18
Views: 5143

RE: Benefits Of Various Winglets

They're called "spiroids,"

I would have thought a better name would be "ringlets."  Smile

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by justplanesmart
Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing´s Planes Names.
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

RE: Boeing´s Planes Names.

<i>The cosine of 45 degrees and the square root of 2 are one and the same number, by definition.</i> Which definition is that? I have been out of school for some time, but I think I still remember some of the mathematics I took. The square root of two is 1.414.... The cosine of an angle is determine...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes Your Significant Other Can I.D.
Replies: 23
Views: 2604

RE: Planes Your Significant Other Can I.D.

My wife has at times tried to become better at identifying various aircraft, but she has never kept at it, so she then forgets some of what she has learned. Like most people, the 747 is easiest for her, because of the "hump", and she usually can identify a 737, especially if it is with Alaska or Sou...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Curfew /for Or Against .
Replies: 14
Views: 2787

RE: Curfew /for Or Against .

I have lived a large part of my life near airports, and the noise is something that you get used to. I have also lived near busy roads, and that, to me, was much more annoying. So for those that want to shut down the airport for part of the day, I will agree, if they also agree to close the main roa...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebodies At Your Home Airport(s)
Replies: 49
Views: 9942

RE: Widebodies At Your Home Airport(s)

At Seattle: Passenger- 747-400: British Airways, EVA Air 747-200: Northwest (not much longer) 777-200: Asiana, United 767-400: Delta 767-300: Aeroflot, Delta, United 767-200: Delta <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11: World (AMC flights) DC-10: Northwest A340-300: China Airlines, SAS A33...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Boeing Concept From The 70's
Replies: 18
Views: 16755

RE: Interesting Boeing Concept From The 70's

The first model is very likely of the orignally proposed 777, which was a longer-ranged trijet based on the 767. The 767 came out of the 7X7 idea, which was for a twin-aisle aircraft smaller than the DC-10/L-1011 class. It was originally conceived as a trijet, and had at various times different tail...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Two, Three, And Four-engined Airliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4160

RE: Favorite Two, Three, And Four-engined Airliner

Well, I wil start with the easiest- my favorite four-engined airliner is the 707.

Almost as easy is my favorite 3-holer: L-1011.

As for my favorite twin, that one is more difficult. If I have to choose just one, I will go with the 767.

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by justplanesmart
Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Previous 747 Routes
Replies: 93
Views: 9147

RE: All Previous 747 Routes

At <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>: SAS: 747-200B & -200B Combi; <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>-<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<ac...

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by justplanesmart
Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can I Find The Reg.?
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

RE: How Can I Find The Reg.?

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website, your aircraft was N180DN.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Eastern 757s And RR
Replies: 10
Views: 4695

RE: What Happened To Eastern 757s And RR

The 757 at Boeing Field that Jetjack74 referred to is not a former Eastern bird, but is in fact the very first 757 which Boeing retained. It is designated a 757-225, so this might lead to some confusion, but Boeing regularly gives the first of an all-new line the same code as the initial customer, e...

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by justplanesmart
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Official A Vrs B
Replies: 26
Views: 2019

RE: The Official A Vrs B


B

Filler
Filler
Filler

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by justplanesmart
Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Defunt Airline List
Replies: 54
Views: 3286

RE: Your Defunt Airline List

In 1971, my family moved from Fort Worth to Seattle, and we flew from Love Field to Sea-Tac. I believe we flew on Braniff, but I do not recall for certain. In 1974, we took a trip back to Texas, flying Continental from <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why This Extra Engine?
Replies: 25
Views: 5373

RE: Why This Extra Engine?

I have seen pictures of the 707 and the L-1011 with an extra engine being carried under the wing as well.

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by justplanesmart
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Translation Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

RE: Translation Please

N567AA represents N567AM, and N4YEAA is N971TW.

Bill Harms' Commercial Jet Aircraft Census was the best source for fleet numbers, but I don't think it is still available. Bill stopped updating it at the end of 2002.

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by justplanesmart
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Point Of A Codeshare?
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

RE: What's The Point Of A Codeshare?

The point of codesharing is to gain an advantage on the CRS by having flights operated by different airlines listed as one airline, therefore they are listed higher than those that are listed as two separate carriers. It is simply a deceptive marketing tool. All these other explanations are the spin...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Translation Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

RE: Translation Please

N4WTAA represents N9409F, which has AA fleet # 4WT.

N530AA is actually N7530, and N548AA is actually N7548A.

I do not know of any website that lists all of American's fleet numbers, but I know most of them from my years of spotting.

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by justplanesmart
Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprise A/C At SEA
Replies: 1
Views: 2188

Surprise A/C At SEA

Monday evening at almost exactly 7:00 p.m., I was watching the planes coming into Sea-Tac while loading my family in the car. The one coming in at that time turned out to be one of the new larger Embraer jetliners. It was painted in the manufacturer's colors, similar to this: <br><center><font color...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So, Has "7E7" Settled In For You Yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4729

RE: So, Has "7E7" Settled In For You Yet

No, 7E7 has not, nor will it ever "settle" with me. Boeing is making a mistake if they continue to call their new market leader that. What might sound catchy and trendy now will sound stale by service entry, and completely out-of-date twenty years from now, whereas 787 will sound just as good in ano...

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by justplanesmart
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines B. 707-100B's And B.720B's.
Replies: 7
Views: 3679

RE: American Airlines B. 707-100B's And B.720B's.

American 707-100B aircraft (and all 707-100, -200, -300 and -400) had two overwing exits on each side: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/320764/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/320764/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<b...

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