Sokes wrote:I wonder why Boeing didn't make a B757 Max?
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...Jump to post
AS has the -700 flying within Alaska, and their cargo division has stated that they are looking for 2 more frames to convert.Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
"The sobering history of crashes by Alaska’s biggest rural air carrier"
City declares a state of emergency until air service resumes: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2019/10/31/unalaska-declares-emergency-as-desperate-air-service-situation-grows-after-fatal-crash/Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Pictures or it did not happen.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Former PenAir owners say Unalaska crash raises questions about new operator’s standards:
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
- 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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...
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.
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?Jump to post
That makes sense. Thank you.Jump to post
At least 4 injuries, but injury is the worst word being used so far.
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?Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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
Is Boom selling enough aircraft to keep 10,000 people employed?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Spares aside, do airlines purchase engines directly from manufacturers?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
DL717 wrote:For the first time since deregulation airlines are actually making money. That’s far from chaos. On the contrary, it represents order.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Is there any new news (or any authoritative rumor) regarding Alaska joining One World Connect?Jump to post