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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX... A better Boeing plane to be re-engined
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: 737 MAX... A better Boeing plane to be re-engined

Sokes wrote:
I wonder why Boeing didn't make a B757 Max?

Because no one was buying the 757.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The math behind twins.
Replies: 36
Views: 4324

Re: The math behind twins.

Starlionblue wrote:
Turbofans operate at 80-90% of maximum during the cruise and climb. As the aircraft climbs, the air becomes less dense, decreasing mass flow. So even at 80-90% of max, you get less than a third of the sea level thrust...

Thank you.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The math behind twins.
Replies: 36
Views: 4324

The math behind twins.

For starters, I am not questioning the math, that's been settled by people who are much more knowledgeable than myself. I am just trying to understand it. One of the issues with moving jet turbines into other settings is that they are only efficient at near maximum capacity. From BBD's JetTrain to t...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Given that the place AS uses the 73G is Alaska, unless QX came back into the state, AS may end up flying the E2 on it's own.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

tiptoe42 wrote:
My guess at Alaska Air Group’s Fleet in the coming years

Alaska Airlines: 737-800, 900, Max9
Horizon: E175, E190, Q400
Skywest: E175


AS cargo is not getting rid of the 73G anytime soon.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61058

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

AS has the -700 flying within Alaska, and their cargo division has stated that they are looking for 2 more frames to convert.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Other Manufacturers Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 49
Views: 15904

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Other Manufacturers Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Ok, I'm showing my ignorance here. If DH4 is the DHC-8 400, what would the Viking DHC-4 be? What is the designation for thee DHC-6 400?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7485

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

What would be tbe effect of having an aircraft that is top-heavy? Once airborne, where do you count the fulcrum for determining stability?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17645

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

The pilot, while quite accomplished on the Dash-8, had only 147 hours in the Saab 2000: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2019/11/15/commercial-airline-flights-resume-between-anchorage-and-unalaska-after-crash/ That being said, determining probable cause could still be a year out. It's also w...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Helsinki to Hawaii, with a stopover in Anchorage. Book it, done.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

ANC to Florida? Certainly not a large enough demand for a sub fleet in its own, but if they have them...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results
Replies: 51
Views: 12698

Re: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results

I love how the 2 airlines delta has been trying to hammer in their respect hubs, AS/B6, both have reported solid earnings and revenue growth and been thriving while delta has had cost go up significantly. Albeit a good quarter for delta, but not the trending pace of AS/B6. Also those think that as ...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results
Replies: 51
Views: 12698

Re: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results

Wow! Almost 15%(?) margins. Isn't that pretty low compared to other industries? Genuinely curious, why do people get involved in the airline industry with such mediocre margins? 15% is above average for any industry. 10%ish is average overall. Some industries would kill for even a consistent 5% pro...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31919

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

BravoOne wrote:
Pictures or it did not happen.

Yes, we'll... according to the linked articles, the court filings indicate that there are pictures.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results
Replies: 51
Views: 12698

Re: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results

One has to wonder what potential acquisition AS management might be looking at if they will have paid off 75% of the cost of the VX purchase. If there is a Santa, it'll be Ravn. Yeah, it would reduce competition within Alaska, but it would replace it with a company with deep pockets and a lot to lo...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

How many 321s have AS interiors?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 24721

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

Environmental "extremist?" Seriously? Did I miss the news cycle where the Earth Liberation Front is blowing up runways? If a carbon tax comes, it will be through the political process. By that time, the idea will be pretty much mainstream by definition. Perhaps not popular (or even fair) b...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

TTailedTiger wrote:
Tell me what AS would need them for? They fly the 737NG on their longest flights even though they have the 321 in the fleet.


For their direct flights from Anchorage to Tokyo connecting with JAL, or Helsinki connecting with FinnAir...

Ok. You're right. They don't need em.

*kicks can*

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by NameOmitted
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7580

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

I think that Boeing can never be "great" in the way that they were because the technology has matured. For all the reasons planespotters lament the loss of three holers or t-tails, the fact is that Boeing (and Airbus) does build amazing aircraft, more amazing than anything they, or Dougle...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7580

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

I think that Boeing can never be "great" in the way that they were because the technology has matured. For all the reasons planespotters lament the loss of three holers or t-tails, the fact is that Boeing (and Airbus) does build amazing aircraft, more amazing than anything they, or Dougles...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17645

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

If I recall correctly, AS actually holds the EAS contract for DUT. There was speculation that it was going to become a QX flight as they grew their presence in Alaska, perhaps with the Q-400 Combi. That, obviously, did not pan out on several levels.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147369

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

- 767 entered service in the eighties, not sixties - most of the heavy mods already paid for / certified by DoD, 764 program - no competition, it really helps - low risk, more than welcome at this stage - customers really asking for it. A good list, to which I would add: - this move makes the 767 c...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17645

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

How is landing with a tailwind the planes fault? The plane has operated to that field for years with no issue. Yes, but not with this crew. Despite the name on the side of the aircraft, this is no longer really PennAir. Ravn is in charge of operations, which may well mean pilots less familiar with ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30527

Re: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation

If this is all about getting Southwest aircraft, why are we limiting our baseless speculation to the US? Is there no leasing group for them to take an equity stake in?

I mean, GE keeps talking about shedding non-core business...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147369

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

JayinKitsap wrote:

The 2028 date is not far off, this proposal can be inferred to mean the current 767 doesn't but with these new engines it would.


In 2017, Boeing stated that the 737max, 777x, and 787 were compliant. The 767's omission back then gives credence to that inference.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21611

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

If much of the problem facing the 787-3 was the truncated wing, is a 777x style folding wing enough to revive the concept, or does it still inherit too much weight from the rest of the family?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the complexities inherent to wide-bodies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: What are the complexities inherent to wide-bodies?

That makes sense. Thank you.

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the complexities inherent to wide-bodies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

What are the complexities inherent to wide-bodies?

Several threads have referenced the particular complexities of wide-body aircraft. Is there anything inherently more complex, or is it merely scale? Is there any significant inherent difference in the complexity of operations between a 280 pax 757-300 and a 290 pax 767-200?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45713

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I think the MAX grounding may be less problematic for AS than others, as it gives them a breather from integrating new fleet types.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8269

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

Oh, it's time for this thread again. That tv episode must be very evocative. This disaster was a maintenance disaster, made possible by extended maintenance intervals that were approved by the FAA. Many of us were shaken by the crash; it involved some very well known Alaskans, and its a small state....

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by NameOmitted
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 29992

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

The absurdity of abandoning eons of polite traditions which help people show respect for one another, and convey a message, show how savage, ignorant, and unsophisticated modern society is, and still becoming. Not that old, really. It perhaps goes back to the 1700s. Gentleman did not work for a liv...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12284

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

An additional note about Alaska and the E2, while it's an interesting thought for Horizon, per earlier discussions on this forum its not an option for Skywest. As i understand it, their Delta contract precludes them from operating non-scope compliant aircraft for anyone.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 29
Views: 5390

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

Just to explore another avenue, what if the American aviation company in question is something like GE or Raytheon, and the plant is for more then their aviation holdings?

Canada may simply become a safer bet for assembling things with a large foreign content

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by NameOmitted
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 29
Views: 5390

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

Is Boom selling enough aircraft to keep 10,000 people employed?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17660

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

questions wrote:
Max Q wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Speedbird and Springbok are at least honorable mentions in this case.



Certainly agree with that


I also liked Cactus.

Who had that?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17660

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Considering how all US3 automakers got bailed out by the government, it's controversial they let PAA die they way they did in 1991. Juan Trippe must've had some severely broken relationships with the US Government which crippled them out in favor of DL cherry picking their final assets. Either that...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44866

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Spares aside, do airlines purchase engines directly from manufacturers?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16031

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

Has there been a case where one major has sold its regional flying contract to another?

Say airline A hit its scope maximum in region 1, but wanted more lift in region 2, so sells its contract with the regional partner 1 to airline B?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16031

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

SierraPacific wrote:
I really doubt that Alaska and Jetblue are going to exist in 10-20 years


Who do you see taking over flying within the state if Alaska?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16031

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

SY and B6 are definitely next on the chopping block. Quite frankly - how nobody has bought SY to this point given the shortage of MAXs is rather amazing Sun Country doesn't have many assets. Their jets are leased. It would be fascinating to see the Hubert Humphrey terminal become a Southwest mini-h...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16031

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

DL717 wrote:
For the first time since deregulation airlines are actually making money. That’s far from chaos. On the contrary, it represents order.


Aye, but it's taken 40 years to get to this relative stability, and honestly, we're only here because the DOJ won't let the big 4 merge any further.

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16031

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

As a related question, how closely could two smaller carriers tie themselves together with a joint venture before it becomes collusion?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16031

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

What's this obsession with mergers and consolidation? It's as if some people on here won't be happy until the US is left with a single carrier. Given the cost of capital ownership and the incremental cost of providing additional seats on a flight, airlines are unnerving close to being a natural mon...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22159

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

What skills do you build when you take 17 years to develop an out-of-date aircraft, how to do it wrong? They are learning the logistics of putting aircraft together. They are building a second, more automated line. It may still only get them to 40 frames a year, but if they don't need to make money...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22159

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

Given the high mounted engines, is there a possible gravel kit in this bird's future? Could it ultimately be a replacement for the 737-200s? It's a little small, but there are few other options out there.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26075

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

Is there any new news (or any authoritative rumor) regarding Alaska joining One World Connect?

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