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by NameOmitted
Sun May 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155159

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

nry wrote:
With heavy government subsidies to build it.

That can be said about literally every mode of mass-transit. Highways, rails, airports, lighthouses, easements, all of it is subsidized.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13309

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

par13del wrote:
It could also be that WN does not have partners performing routes with Regional Jets.

How much flexibility do airlines have to outsource service to partners?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 19, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

AS uses its lack of a scope clause to work with OO about talking on as much of their California American Eagle contact as possible.

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by NameOmitted
Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15052

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

Not a chance of this thing flying pax in the US. Even with zero labor costs, 19 seats is not profitable under 121 regs, it's very simple. I am not sure if you have noticed, but the economics of it all just changed dramatically. The economics of running a 121 certificate haven't. It won't happen, pe...

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7755

Re: What happened to Antonov?

It is just "Ukraine". There is no "the" preceding it. Thanks for the correction. I apologise. My first language is German. Here we use "die Ukraine", even in official government documents. We also say "die Slowakei" for Slovakia or "die Mongolei" fo...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4508

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

BTW - this thread got me reading late into the night about the Aleutian fishing/canning industry and the "Alaska Marine Highway". Fascinating stuff. If you are into this sort of thing, the State has regional long-range transportation plans that are just a blast. The State maintains ships,...

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147751

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

How much is actually needed here? They have the engineering credibility: I've not read anyone stating that they are making bad aircraft, just bad decisions regarding scope. Do they need an aviation partner, or do they simply need a financial partner? If it's the latter, then a lot more options are o...

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by NameOmitted
Thu May 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

Modern passenger aircraft have a lot more cargo capacity then their predecessors. A 777 is effectively a direct replacement for a 747 combi.

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by NameOmitted
Wed May 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1547

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

Has anyone heard more about the job fair Alaska Airlines (or Air Group?) Said they were hosting for Ravn employees?

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110426

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

So, if Boeing is looking not to spend the money on a new family, and airlines need a smaller aircraft then the 787, is there space for combi 787? Build a wing for the 787-3 with a folding tip to match 767 gates while remaining aerodynamically viable, build a cargo hold after the main deck and try fo...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 05, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7421

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Before this hit, AS Cargo was talking about wanting a 738 once the MAXes were flying again, reducing the demand for passenger 738s in the fleet. Now that AS is flying 739s as bulk loaded freighters, has anyone heard anything about whether AS Cargo is going to get their wish? There is a reasonable ch...

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by NameOmitted
Tue May 05, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7421

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

How did a thread about a quarterly report stating that AS has the reserves to survive more then a year without an improvement in the present situation shift so quickly to merger assumptions? Are people thinking that AS is daft enougufh to be wanting to buy?

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11100

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. ? What does this mean?. It means I shouldn't post from my phone. "Relocate." As explained below, it's not going to happen. It would involve building a new runway 50 feet off the end of a 100-foot bluff. The cost is eye-watering for ...

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet out of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 2846

Re: Warren Buffet out of aviation

At one point, Buffet is said to have joked that capitalists should have shot the Wright Flyer out of the sky. It's safe to say he's never been particularly bullish on the industry overall.

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by NameOmitted
Sun May 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11100

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

Memphis??? I suspect this was just for one day because Fedex doesn’t run a full schedule on Saturday. Lame. Not lame, rather sprightly PR. Anchorage is a city made livable by its parks and trails. The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. Additionally, for the last two summers, the N...

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110426

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

morrisond wrote:
Continuing my discussion with myself - this isolation may really getting to me.


I'm enjoying it, even if I've nothing to add.

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by NameOmitted
Sat May 02, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

Much of the reasoning behind VLAs 30 years ago was range, not size. That is no longer the case.

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by NameOmitted
Fri May 01, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110426

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Revelation wrote:
... a modified 767-X is still in play, but no time soon IMO.

With apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but isn't Boeing facing a deadline for new 767s to meet new emissions standards essentially requiring new engines anyway?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 53746

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Passe ... 42531.html
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AS is seeking FAA approval to fly six passenger 737-900s as freighters in the near term:

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Passe ... 42531.html

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134120

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

EA CO AS wrote:
The latest, pre-COVID, was that the 737MAX9 and A321NEO were the contenders for the next aircraft order, which would be for 200 airframes.


Wow. You were not kidding when you were preparing us for jaw dropping news.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23038

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

At this point, Alaska should plan for Wright and Ryan Air to fill the gap. Ravn should be persuaded to sell its owned tangible assets to the two. And Grant, and Bering Air, and Wings of Alaska. We have the most pilots per capita of anywhere in the nation. Its but like we won't have options when Rav...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63255

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Wingtips56 wrote:
Is there any market for the used 717s? I don't see a value in an exchange if they would just be junked. Are they less-used than HA's current fleet on 717s, that could at least extend 717 flying those short hops in Hawaii?

They can't possibly have more cycles then the Hawaii fleet.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6321

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
No more goodnight kisses from the misses...

Unless one of you is in the middle seat.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134120

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

SEA is not a must-win for Delta. It is for Alaska. As such, the opportunity cost for Delta will be much greater. What else is Alaska going to do with its metal?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155159

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

How large is an aircraft could the Boring-Embraer partnership realistically build?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 470
Views: 57286

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

What sort of weight savings world removing the seats being? How many flights before those savings exceed the labor cost involved?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7574

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

I suspect or goes back further, to tramp steamers connecting with liners, or to stage coaches connecting with trains.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36508

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I wonder why Alaska, which supposedly does not have the 86K lb. scope limit restriction for their Horizon operations, has been ordering E175E1's, rather than E2's? Perhaps the efficiency gain does not offset the capital costs? A) The E2 isn't in service yet and won't be for a while B) Just because ...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8248

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

I would think if they wanted to DUT direct from ANC they would subcontract the SAAB 2000, once the accident investigation is completed and it is cleared to fly to DUT, to one of the remaining companies. Except those SAABs are a part of Ravn Air Group. They may well not be available. Is there any pr...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19048

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Obviously we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out, but I suspect it’s actually the total opposite. The moment people are allowed to leave their homes and get back out there the demand for cheap getaways will pick up, and I would suspect much faster than the demand for expensive business travel ...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23038

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

32andBelow wrote:
They probably just ended ravns whole career. They done. “They are assessing other markets ravn has left”. I bet they for sure bring e175s up now.

That would be one way of addressing QX's current probable overcapacity in the PacNW.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23038

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

I understand that I am speaking in hypotheticals here since no one is in the position to be talking takeovers right now, but if AS were to purchase Ravn, would that work as a poison pill against someone trying to acquire AS since everything Ravn flys would fall under the scope clause that AS does no...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23038

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

32andBelow wrote:
No way they put a q400 into dut. But AKN/DLG triangle could work.

AS used to run a 737-200 Combi into DUT. Is the Q400 less capable at DUT then the -200 was?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23038

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Does anyone have insight as to specificity why QX left Alaska?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's unique position in pandemic
Replies: 15
Views: 6293

Re: Qatar's unique position in pandemic

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understating is that Qatar is still being blockaded. I world imagine it's worth quite a bit to keep the air routes working for psychological, if not practical, reasons.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Tu-154 follding seats
Replies: 15
Views: 2531

Re: Question about Tu-154 follding seats

Hi, I just have some question about Tu-154's brother, Tu-134. From this video on Youtube (18:14) recording a Vietnam Airlines flight in 1996, I notice that the luggage cabinets cannot be closed. Can anyone verify this? Is this mean that when there is disturbance or heavy shakes, the luugage fill fa...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 53746

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Earlier, it was reported that Alaska Air Cargo wanted to get their hands on a -800, but that was unlikely before the Max started flying. Has anyone heard if 1) the cargo market is still strong enough to warrant this and 2) if such a dramatic reduction in passenger service might free up an -800 for c...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1897
Views: 330944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But, when people get cooped up, they will make up for lost time, once they can get out and about. When they can. A lot of my friends are now unemployed. Even assuming this resolves quickly, it'll be awhile before they have built the reserves to start traveling. We have a Federal Reserve Bank Presid...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155159

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

With recommendations being that we stay 6 feet away from each other, I doubt 1 inch of seat width will make any bit of difference. Nothing short of long-haul first-class style seating will really ensure that level of distancing, and there’s no way that’s economical on any serious commercial scale. ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155159

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will

flipdewaf wrote:
Can Boeing afford ‘new’ paper at the moment?

Fred

Could airlines afford to buy one? A 767-400x is sounding better and better.

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1897
Views: 330944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Why do you think this will take a year to sort out? This won't really go away without large scale vaccination. Given the need for human testing first, even with the CDC forging animal testing we're looking at 18 months in the US. U don't know what the rules are for other counties, but i can't imagi...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Industry: Post Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Airline Industry: Post Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Much is the changes that will need to be made ate in the ground, and hit directly controlled by the airlines themselves.

Right now, the image of airline safety in a pandemic is the security queue.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 470
Views: 57286

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Alaska has all cargo 737-700s Of course, the remote Alaskan communities need that cargo airlift...could be considered their "lifeblood." Coming and going. AS runs a lot of fish out of Alaska, but they might not work as well this year. The canneries rely on bunkhouses of outsiders to opera...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska A320neo Order - To AA?
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: Alaska A320neo Order - To AA?

32andBelow wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Those 30 orders can be switched to any Airbus product if so desired.

A350s to AS confirmed.

My jaw would, indeed, drop.

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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: 336689

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: 3283

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: 182681

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: 45568

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: 45568

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: 2690

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

This thread is missing obligatory photos:


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