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by NameOmitted
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 10378

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

And that's going to be Boeing unless AF1 is an A321-200neo since Airbus has a US FAL for that model. It would have been interesting to see a C-5 bid. I mean, of course it would be cost prohibitive to actually DO it, but it would be interesting to see what they came up with for a "clean sheet&q...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21699

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

dc10lover wrote:
I bet AS will close the DAL operation. Use the jets on other routes. Possibly cancel Airbus orders.


Where will AS get aircraft quickly enough to pull this all off if they reject the Airbus order?

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707 st map and exit plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Boeing 2707 st map and exit plan

Stitch wrote:
The mockups did have a full passenger interior...

Thank you.

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO introduces first 'therapy pig'
Replies: 64
Views: 6802

Re: SFO introduces first 'therapy pig'

Emirates Airlines freak-out in 3...2...1.... This was my first thought as well. How long before religious perceptions of 'uncleanliness' cause some sort of incident? Islam has a prohibition on eating pork, as does Judaism and Christianity. Are you planning on feeding someone a therapy animal? No? T...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739
Replies: 35
Views: 3850

Re: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739

BWIAirport wrote:
What plan is this? :lol:

The one that has them buying Virgin America.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739
Replies: 35
Views: 3850

Re: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739

Well... if all goes according to plan, they WILL Be getting some A321 NEO aircraft.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX and B6 Codeshare
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: AS/VX and B6 Codeshare

So they should throw away VX's current customer base and compete with UA's for theirs? Sounds expensive. Not as expensive as throwing away a profitable business model to chase a new costumer base would be. Sure, if AS can do a few things on the side to keep VX's costumers happy, they should do so. ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707 st map and exit plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Boeing 2707 st map and exit plan

Did Boeing get far enough along with the interior design of the 2707 to figure out the evacuation plan?

With the large delta wings, was it a bunch of over-wing exits?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX and B6 Codeshare
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: AS/VX and B6 Codeshare

I continue to believe they AS will likely lose a large number of customers if they don't get the branding and onboard product right post-merger. I'm not sure that this is a problem, at the end of the day. As long as Alaska can build a costumer base to fill flights out of CA, should they care if it ...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Says "We Still Believe (VX) Deal Will Close This Year"
Replies: 33
Views: 4082

Re: AS Says "We Still Believe (VX) Deal Will Close This Year"

toobz wrote:
I recall a certain poster with inside info at AS telling everyone it was a done deal and to just hold off on speculation

Yes, and there is a fully painted aircraft that indicates that that inside into was probably correct as far as AS was concerned.

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by NameOmitted
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any systems that can allow airlilnes easily move seats forward backward?
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Is there any systems that can allow airlilnes easily move seats forward backward?

Another issue would be if you are changing the seat pitch around you'd have the problem of aligning the overhead panels with the reading lights, call buttons, etc. ... These are usually also track mounted with spacer panels mounted between them. What connections are needed for each over row unit th...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range
Replies: 56
Views: 16317

Re: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range

I haven't been able to track down the quote but I believe I have read or heard comments from Chorus Aviation (Jazz) CEO Joe Randall expressing a need for new aircraft in the Dash 8 segment in particular. They have 47 Dash-8-100s and 300s. It would be very interesting to know how many sales it would...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short Haul 737 A320 Replacement Turboliner
Replies: 86
Views: 26979

Re: Short Haul 737 A320 Replacement Turboliner

Is there anything about this aircraft that would make it inherently less expensive to develop, produce or manufacture than the C-series? Put a different way, all other things being reasonably equal, is a turbo-prop less expensive than a jet? I know this is an 8 year old thread, but it has been refer...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?
Replies: 55
Views: 8082

Re: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?

How is most of the sound from the engines transmitted into the cabin? Is it vibrations through the wing (or rear pylon), or is it through the air, and then through the side of the aircraft?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 27923

Re: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

It is however fun to speculate where they would be today had they survived, but given the number of US carriers we have been lost since (mainly due to mergers), unless they had grown to be powerful position that we see with DL, AA or UA today, I'm sure they would have gone by now in any event and b...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range
Replies: 56
Views: 16317

Re: Planes currently being manufactured in the 20-40 seat range

The largest aircraft I have flown in with a single pilot is a DHC-6-300, with 20 seats. Perhaps a larger aircraft would require more crew?

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c933103 wrote:

Yes, thank you.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?
Replies: 135
Views: 23843

Re: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?

Keesje , I've read several references to you imagining (proposing? dreaming of?) a 150 seat turboprop, but every time I search for it, I get references to you wanting it, not your original proposal. Without too much of a thread-jack, what are your thoughts in this regard, or do you have a name for ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?
Replies: 55
Views: 8082

Re: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?

I've been seated in the back of a mad dog several times, and each time a seatmate or someone on the other side made comments about the noise. At this point, excluding the 717, the youngest MD aircraft you can fly is 16 years old and, correct me if I'm wrong, powered by an engine design that is now ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New 737 LED Landing Lights Question(s)
Replies: 23
Views: 13415

Re: RE: New 737 LED Landing Lights Question(s)

Separate question: will the red anticollision strobes get changed to LEDs from LN #5555 and up, too? I think it'd look a bit funny if the LTRTL and white wingtip flashers are all LED while the red fuselage lights stay strobes. Lighting designer here. I can't speak directly to industrial LEDs, but i...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 9078

Re: Only one state for airline named...

seat55a wrote:
Along this line: Piedmont, Allegheny, Mohawk, Cape Air


Or Delta, or Southwest?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 9078

Re: Only one state for airline named...

To be fair, how many states have:

    a geography that requires air travel
    a population small enough to avoid the attention of the majors
    a name "foreign" enough to mean whatever the PR department wants it to mean

Apparently Alaska, Hawaii and... Wisconsin?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a jet engine to break an inversion.
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Using a jet engine to break an inversion.

There is an engineer who wants to use a jet engine to break an inversion layer over Indian power plants to help reduce smog. http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21710793-new-idea-blow-big-city-peasoupers-away-retired-jet-engines-could-help-clear?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=websit...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 7844

Re: Why board from just one door?

Of course, there also is AMS with the over-wing boarding of 747s. Does anyone have knowledge as to why this is not done more often?

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AS/VX falls through?
Replies: 51
Views: 9938

Re: What if AS/VX falls through?

scoping2008 wrote:
There is ZERO chance that HA could purchase AS. On the other hand, AS could easily afford HA.


With AS having something like 20% of Hawaii-Mainland traffic, that is not a merger that would please the DOJ.

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 27923

Re: RE: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

The so-called "smart" decisions of Boeing were actually breathtaking arrogance. McDD were guilty of the same... In being lukewarm and dismissive of the needs of Pan Am Boeing allowed Airbus to add another blue chip client to their roster. ... If [PanAM] wanted new American metal then they...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

Has there been a second buyer for the Q400 Combi, or a first buyer for the high-density version yet?

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by NameOmitted
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19579

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

I think it is perhaps true that every new major technology will have a few winners of the first round that absolutely dominates the field for awhile. Then, the winner is either broken up by government action, or innovators find a way to fracture the market making the overall market unavailable as a ...

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by NameOmitted
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Expects Virgin America Approval in 10 Days
Replies: 43
Views: 5870

Re: AS Expects Virgin America Approval in 10 Days

The CNN version of the story does give reason to think that this deadline might be different. It ties the deadline to notice given to the Northern District Court of California with regards to the user lawsuit pending to try and block the merger. If they are informing the court of the timeline, perha...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

While I am spamming the thread with questions, if the DHC-8-100 through -300 were to be sold to Viking, what would it take for Viking to put the lines into production as they did with the DHC-6? Could Viking reasonably scale up to such a larger aircraft?

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

Is there a publicly released estimate on the cost of a Q300 program? I asked this before my morning cup of coffee, my bad. Is there a publicly released estimate on the cost of re-offering the Q300, with appropriate updates from the Q400 program? In Alaska we have quite a few SAAB 340's flying aroun...

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by NameOmitted
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

Is there a publicly released estimate on the cost of a Q300 program?

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot yoke movement
Replies: 20
Views: 5091

Re: Pilot yoke movement

I also do it to get a slightly better feel for the plane. I find that it helps me judge the amount of input required in a given situation. It subdues with time however, as I get more familiar with the input required on a specific type. Is this true on fly-by-wire aircraft as well? What I want to kn...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Alternate History And/or Replacement
Replies: 105
Views: 21874

Re: A380 Alternate History And/or Replacement

Matt6461 wrote:
We should start from the fundamentals of what constrains takeoff . . .


Thank you. Any day when I can learn something before finishing my morning cup of coffee is a good day. :)

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 33176

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

A number of AS employees have found the time to (paraphrased, obviously) say "we don't know any more than everyone else does, but everyone else is wrong". That really doesn't build any confidence in their claims. With respect, I don't think that is an accurate paraphrase. I would suggest ...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25475

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

kitplane01 wrote:
And (strangely) ATR is not (currently) allowed to stretch the ATR-72.


Would you please elaborate on this point?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Alternate History And/or Replacement
Replies: 105
Views: 21874

Re: A380 Alternate History And/or Replacement

Is there a general consensus as to how large a twin could get with near-future engine technology?

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet fuel from wood.
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Jet fuel from wood.

Alaska Airlines to make history with flight powered by wood; http://www.ajc.com/news/national/alaska-airlines-make-history-with-flight-powered-wood/D3A4VGyy0BsMq2lus3XbcN/

This article is very short on details. Does anyone know if this is a blended fuel that is still mostly oil based?

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by NameOmitted
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch
Replies: 615
Views: 67153

Re: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch

I have often wondered how the B757 can be updated by having a new CFRP fuselage and wings with modern aerodynamics. Can the PW and LEAP engines of the A320neo be pushed further to deliver 40+K lbs thrust to power these modernised B757s? An additional question to this one, could a modernized B757 be...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4908

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

I didn't ask anyone to renounce their belief nor did I mock anyone's faith. I just gave an option worth considering when scared of the consequences of being a Muslim. I am very glad to hear I misunderstood your intent when you asked "Have you ever considered renouncing your faith?" I take...

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by NameOmitted
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 33176

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

Does AS just ice this merger until the new DOJ in January? Despite the anti-corporate rhetoric from Trump on the campaign trail, the new administration is likely to be much more friendly to business deals. It does not work that way. Entire bureaucracies do not change with the change of a President,...

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by NameOmitted
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4908

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

Have you ever considered renouncing your faith? Then you wouldn't have to worry about all the implications you mention. You aren't burn as a Muslim and don't have to die as one either. I sincerely wonder why it seems so hard for Muslims to let their fait go, especially when living in the western wo...

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by NameOmitted
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 33176

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

With respect, people are talking across each other. 1) If Alaska is told that the merger can only go forward if they pull out of the deal, it is a choice that Alaska proactively makes. 2) Many codeshare deals include a prevision for opting out should the deal get in the way of a merger or acquisitio...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new special livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4062

Re: Alaska Airlines new special livery

I have read a rumor that there is a partner aircraft to this in the VX paint shop with a red tail and blue nose that is the same design in inverse.

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?
Replies: 48
Views: 6543

Re: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?

Another thing, it would be fun to imagine ANC becoming the KEF of the Pacific and I would really love seeing Alaska Airlines do that, but while Alaska does have serious tourism infrastructure (probably more developed than Iceland's in some cases) it doesn't, and won't have visa-free transfers or tr...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?
Replies: 48
Views: 6543

Re: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?

The only way it would work would be to use ANC as a KEF-style hub. AS has other things on its plate at the moment. Yes, Alaska has other things on it's plate, but that would be fantastic for Anchorage. It would require a lot more non-stops between us and the contiguous US. Great, now you REALLY hav...

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by NameOmitted
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?
Replies: 48
Views: 6543

Re: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?

300,000 people live in Anchorage, with fewer than 800,000 in the entire state. Would this be tourist traffic to Alaska that you believe would be sufficient to sustain such a route? According to the Japanese consular office in Anchorage, only about 10,000 Japanese visit Alaska each year. That's fewe...

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by NameOmitted
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?
Replies: 48
Views: 6543

Re: Alaska Air to Korea or Japan?

Perhaps an A321LR yet to be delivered to VX... nah. Not likely.

Anyhow, thank you for your reply.

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