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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336943

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I know that this is an airline forum, but how comparable goods such as state railroaded in Europe doing?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

Delta? I mean, how much more "South" can you get?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182746

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Just don't understand why the UK is exempt while the rest of the continent is a no-go zone. Belgium, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, etc, have fewer cases and will take a huge hit from being blocked compared to the UK. So why not an entire travel ban? Or at least a continental b...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45649

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

Assuming they lose the lease on the current manufacturing facility, what's to stop them from building their new line with the capability to build 300s alongside the 400s?

This is an honest question; I know next to nothing about the process.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45649

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

Also is there enough difference between the Q300 and Q400 operating costs to justify removing flexibility from the fleet? A Q400 can carry the Q300’s max of 56 passengers.. a Q300 can’t carry the Q400s max of 76 passengers. BBD sort of tested the waters in this with the 400 Combi. Few enough passen...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2699

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

This thread is missing obligatory photos:


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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182746

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

32andBelow wrote:
What is AS going to do with the virus exploding in PNW


Reduce capacity by letting Airbus leases expire while collecting compensation for late MAX aircraft?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13247

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

It bears remembering that the reason another airline is able to "dismantle" VX's network is that VX was not doing well enough with it to avoid being taken over.

The VX network out of SFO was struggling long before AS entered the picture.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Civil Aviation Humor....True Story
Replies: 20
Views: 3656

Re: Civil Aviation Humor....True Story

I think the real issue is not if the story is true, but if it's boring. If we're going to get a "flight attendant risks her career over bring called a Denny's waitress" story, say the very least it should involve two beers and an escape slide.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134233

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

- all of which will be 737 MAX 9 or larger, AS does plan on considerable growth to feed international What does this mean to inter-Alaska routes currently supplied by the -700? Nothing. If the 73Gs leave, they’ll be flown with bigger planes. It’s not as if they are suddenly not viable with a 739 or...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134233

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

EA CO AS wrote:
- all of which will be 737 MAX 9 or larger, AS does plan on considerable growth to feed international

What does this mean to inter-Alaska routes currently supplied by the -700?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Re: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.

I agree. A lot of unique conditions in Alaska that require a lot of unique aircraft types. Not at all surprised that there’s a higher accident rate. There's higher accident rate, and there's double accident rate. We have the latter. Look, aviation is huge in Alaska. We talk about Bush pilots like o...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

NTSB: State of Alaska’s high rate of aviation crashes warrants review.

The NTSB issued a safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for the formation of a group focused on safety to better review, rank and integrate Alaska's unique aviation needs into the FAA safety enhancement process. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2020/02/20/alas...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14698

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Given the cost of new airports, a cost-effective solution might be to link existing airports in a metropolitan area with high-speed subways post-security.

Expensive? Eye-wateringly so. Cheaper than a new airport.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14698

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

DEN was, what... $5 billion in 1995? Perhaps 8 billion now? That's roughly the market cap of AS, the fifth largest airline in the nation. That's for an airport that's not built on landfill.

I don't think the primary problem is NIBYs or greenies.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134233

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Is there industry wisdom regarding what factors lead to a successful hub?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134233

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Does AS have access to the AA/BA joint venture through this, or dies that wait until AS's full membership in One World?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134233

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

2. This I definitely don’t know, but I’d venture to say that few US cities, if any, do more work with Bangalore than Seattle. I’ve been with Amazon for seven years and the amount that each department is somehow integrated with Bangalore (or Hyderabad) is extensive. That, I’d think, be enough of a r...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134233

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Like many others, I had to double-check to be sure it wasn't April Fool's, especially regarding SEA-BLR. I know it's been talked about a lot on a-net but have never seen any O&D numbers. My guess is they're banking on connections from AS, but that leads me to ... see The REAL QUESTION is what h...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4492

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

While I'm in the subject, Braniff operated a British Air bird between New York and Dallas. Is this sort of corporation still legality workable? Could, as an example, Quntas fly into San Francisco and have a US partner fly the aircraft with continuing service to Denver? British Airways, not British ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4492

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

While I'm in the subject, Braniff operated a British Air bird between New York and Dallas. Is this sort of corporation still legality workable?

Could, as an example, Quntas fly into San Francisco and have a US partner fly the aircraft with continuing service to Denver?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4492

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

Was a Concorde ever actually painted in Braniff livery, or are those pictures (old school) photoshopped advertisements?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155248

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

Since the seat discussion is in the context of a clean sheet design, is it possible that Boeing could work out the oxygen mask issues of a herringbone design in coach?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American
Replies: 44
Views: 8974

Re: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American

Given that Skywest's aircraft are generally spoken for before they ate ordered, have they announced what they intend Thu do with the Mitsubishis when they come?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8460

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

tphuang wrote:
We talked about this many times before, anc to Asia is a terrible idea.

Indeed, but a boy can still dream of a non-stop to Disney World.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8460

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

I'll challenge EA CO AS to list plausible routes (given AS' hub structure and current competition) where AS would use 20 frames year-round to justify a subfleet or new type... It is worth remembering that last minute change orders in the design in the ANC hanger allow it to maintain 2 A321 aircraft...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can somebody explain the Boeing NMA to me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1893

Re: Can somebody explain the Boeing NMA to me?

Can you elaborate? If the 78 has twice the range of the 75, and similar seating capacity, what market is the NMA trying to fill? It's just a 787 with slightly less capacity and slightly more range. Range costs weight. All else being equal, an aircraft with the capacity for long range will be heavie...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5151

Re: Overweight section on planes?

6'10" and 320 lbs. here. Premium economy is fantastic.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147562

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

PepeTheFrog wrote:
GEnX engine is more than 10 years old. By the time a GEnX powered 767 would enter service, the technology would be some 20 years old.

Why would Boeing put old engine technology on an old aircraft?


To limit the number of spares a fright operator needs to maintain of the operator also flies the '47?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147562

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I asked in another three ans Stitch replied, he believes it has been postponed as there was no interest. But now that Boeing has officially cancelled the NMA, will airlines have another look at this plane? It depends on what you mean by "this plane." The new engines would allow the freigh...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155248

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

If they're starting with a clean sheet of paper, it seems doubtful that they'll have a timely offering to replace the Delta 767-300 fleet What's most likely to fill that role now? My best guess would be A330neo. Or the 767 X. Since the engineering is being done (and paid for) to make the freighters...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293356

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

ragots wrote:
And the 73 so called Canadians are in fact Iranian born naturalized Canadians living in Canada.


"So called?" The difference between a born citizen and a naturalized citizen is the latter actually had to make an affirmative choice to belong.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28810

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

So... Once the MAX is certified, Yvette shells be a lot of reasonably immediate revenue to Boeing as the manufactured aircraft are delivered. How will that play out on a practical level? Edit to add: conversely, how will the fairly sudden increase in potential capacity effect the travel market and a...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Request regarding locked threads
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Request regarding locked threads

Putting a boilerplate explanation would be useful in that instance.

I was under the impression that we were supposed to look for existing threads if we had related discussion.

I am sorry for resurrecting zombie threads.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28572

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

DeltaRules wrote:
So rather than go into an untapped market, they're going into one with direct competition from DL.

I don't get it.

QX might factor into the decision.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9009

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

The MD80 with its hush kits, the interesting tail recognition lights and its takeoff angle are what always fascinated me about the bird. I would think the takeoff angle alone would be any aviation enthusiast dream. The birds of today are pretty generic in comparison. This is it for me. The DC-9, 72...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9009

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

Airliners are supposed to be boring, characterless transport vehicles. ... GF Why on earth would you join a forum literally called airliners.net if you think they are boring characterless transport vehicles? This would be like me joining a Vespa forum and complaining that Vespas aren’t as cool as H...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more quick change ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: No more quick change ?

Dominion301 wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
FAA won't certify a cargo hold that does not have permanent separation from the main cabin.


That's a combi with a movable bulkhead vs the 'quick change' from full pax to full cargo config that the OP is referring to.

Ah, yes. Thank you for the correction.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more quick change ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: No more quick change ?

FAA won't certify a cargo hold that does not have permanent separation from the main cabin.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8612

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

As someone who lives in Alaska, I love this. I have many friends in Seattle, but can't visit them during a stopover... Mostly because TSA is such a time-suck.

Now, with a bit of indulgence on their part, we can do lunch.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17453

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

Talking of Ryanair, it seems they aren't going to inform passengers at the booking process if they're on a MAX ( sorry...-8 200...) or not. Frankly, why would they? Either the airline thinks the aircraft is safe, or they don't. If they don't, they simply should not fly it. If they do, why give nerv...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes
Replies: 36
Views: 7199

Re: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes

Antaras wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
Seems like good news for the Comac ARJ21.

Why?
I don't believe that Vietnamese airlines ever touch a Chinese aeroplane

The ARJ21, until it has a chance to prove itself, will have a hard time competing with the used market of relatively inexpensive frames.

Here, it would not have to.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The math behind twins.
Replies: 36
Views: 4327

Re: The math behind twins.

Woodreau wrote:
In port with all engines secured, the propeller shaft will still be turning at 6 rph. (Rotations per hour)

What is rotating the shaft with the engines secured?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 17483

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

If fleet commonality is a goal, the AWACS fleet will need to be replaced around 2035, and much of the engineering has been done for an eventual 767 replacement (E-767)

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45736

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I agree. And the pilot shortage at the region level would not help QX operating more aircraft. If AS wants to compete With the DL A220’s they will have to fly all aircraft larger then the E175.. Either that or the E175 solves the pilot shortage for QX. If the deal with mainline pilots is no scope, ...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45736

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

flybynight wrote:
There is still a question mark on the MAX. Sure it will fly one day, but can it recover to be successful?


Yes. There are more than 4,500 MAX aircraft yet to be delivered. That's close to the total number of 707, 727 and 757s delivered.

I suspect the aircraft can still be successful.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The process of derivatives.
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: The process of derivatives.

Thank you all.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Harbour Air de Havilland e- beaver
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Harbour Air de Havilland e- beaver

airnorth wrote:
It looks like I am the only poster and reader, lol!

Not the only reader. Please feel free to continue posting new pieces as they come out.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The process of derivatives.
Replies: 5
Views: 773

The process of derivatives.

There are a lot of hypotheticals in our various threads, such as "Boeing should take x airframe, put in y cockpit and z landing gear." Such a statement always leaves me curious as to what all is involved. Let's take a hypothetical. I'm going outlandish so the discussion is about how it sho...

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