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by Aviano789
Mon May 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?

petertenthije wrote:
Iran already manufactures spare parts for their commercial aircraft, as well as their military aircraft. Probably not with 3D-printers though.


Thanks for the education.

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by Aviano789
Mon May 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?

I just read an interesting article titled “In the future, Iran could 3D-print its way around sanctions” The Rand Cooperation is predicting by the middle of this century, 3D printing could make nations like Iran self-sufficient when it comes to maintaining fleets of foreign-built aircraft. https://ww...

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by Aviano789
Tue May 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2698

Re: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

Antarius wrote:
I lost you when you said Olive Garden and gourmet in the same sentence.

Ok Olive Garden may not be gourmet, but its a lot better than what these carriers serve now.

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by Aviano789
Tue May 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 110
Views: 16557

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

The longhaul hate for WN always cracks me up when they have more space in Y than almost any carrier. Streaming is already used in place for IFE on long flights, and as TWA772LR mentioned, an increased food service is really all you would need to add for a hop across the pond. Hey remember Freddie L...

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by Aviano789
Tue May 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2698

Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

A few months ago I was on long flight from MIA down to EZE, the nice and professional cabin crew make sure everyone on board was well taken care of and most of all kept us hydrated. For-sale inflight food was available for purchase but was told on this particular flight, the food was lacking quality...

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by Aviano789
Tue May 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

It sounds like we are saying the same thing: it’s a trickier question than merely counting the number of redundancies. Look at fly by wire, for instance. Without manual reversion the aircraft need more redundancies. When it comes to the Hydraulic systems, yes. The additional redundancies to account...

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by Aviano789
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I can comfortably answer an aspect of this part cubs... having flown the ERJ and now the 767... both can obviously bang an engine and comfortably fly on the one remaining engine... the ERJ though has a much lower SE cruising altitude than the 767... I imagine, that in this case... that may in fact ...

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by Aviano789
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I'm a little confused, and I'll admit I didn't read every single response on this thread, but I just want to clarify something... The aircraft and its engines don't know they're ETOPS. ETOPS doesn't make the aircraft fly over an ocean; it certifies it. There's a huge difference. LAX-HNL is about ~2...

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by Aviano789
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I'm a little confused, and I'll admit I didn't read every single response on this thread, but I just want to clarify something... The aircraft and its engines don't know they're ETOPS. ETOPS doesn't make the aircraft fly over an ocean; it certifies it. There's a huge difference. LAX-HNL is about ~2...

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by Aviano789
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Would having 4 engines actually increase the risk of having something like a catastrophic fan blade / disk failure? Also, I’d much rather have a proven engine like the CFM56, than a Trent 1000 or PW engine that’s having issues on the A321neo. Yes. Whether this is enough to offset the lower likeliho...

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by Aviano789
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

How is any of what you cited different on a 757 or widebody twin from on a 737 or 320? While the larger aircraft have more range, carriers don’t fill up the tanks just for the sake of helping passengers sleep better at night. To the extent that uncontained engine failures are some sort of systemic ...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

[/i][/quote] Now you’re just bringing up random points that aren’t at all related to your original question. You might as well start bringing up train incidents to support your point or talking about things you saw out the window. Mods should close this thread.[/quote] I don't see you asking the Mod...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

There has never been an ETOPS-caused fatality in the history of aviation. Ever. SAll of which have killed pax on TPACs.... than you are of an ETOPS issue, which never has. Ponder that.[/quote] A few Sundays ago CBS 60 Minutes reported on a low cost air carrier know in the industry for its maintenanc...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

No, but given range issues due to fuel I wouldn’t feel comfortable being down an engine and flying lower altitude with higher fuel burn or even the added drag. I’d imagine any issue on a mainland-Hawaii flight to the likes of the WN issue would have resulted in a major tragedy. I will never book a ...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

What you have to ask yourself is how long this type of engine has been in service and how much use in total such as hours have been put on it. Just because one operator has had some trouble for whatever reason doesn’t mean the engine is suddenly unsafe if everyone else’s is fine still. The History ...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 29226

Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Just recently a Boeing 737-800 operator from Seattle (SEA) to Honolulu (HNL) with 165 people on board had to drift down to FL230 and continued to HNL for a safe landing about 2:45 hours after leaving FL350, due to an oil filter bypass indication for one of its CFM56 engines. It is a fact most twin i...

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by Aviano789
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which low cost airfare Carrier in the US can survive the proposed 33.4 cents per gallon Federal Gas Tax Hike?
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Which low cost airfare Carrier in the US can survive the proposed 33.4 cents per gallon Federal Gas Tax Hike?

The federal gas tax is currently 18.4 cents per gallon but some misguided GOP lawmakers claim a much steeper 33.4 cents per gallon is necessary to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and its endless list of non-highway related projects such as airports. Considering the insane political environment in ...

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by Aviano789
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 150198

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Here's the issue: Boeing needs Embraer more than Embraer needs Boeing. Airbus took its position with Bombardier because it didn't have the tools and/or resources to market its aircraft portfolio. Embraer does not have that problem. It should be noted, Embraer and Boeing currently have an agreement ...

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by Aviano789
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Boeing Buy Embraer?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Would Boeing Buy Embraer?

With Embraer S.A being the third largest producer of civil aircraft, after Airbus and Boeing. What are the chances Boeing could be considering something similar like the Bombardier Inc. C Series with Airbus Deal?

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by Aviano789
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 In PAX Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2236

Re: MD-11 In PAX Service

My Bad, thanks for the education!

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by Aviano789
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 In PAX Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2236

MD-11 In PAX Service

A few days ago, I check Flight Aware for flights between KDFW & EDDF. Interestingly Lufthansa PAX Flight (DLH8227/LH8227) caught my attention which was covered by a MD-11. Not surprise there were a number of Lufthansa Cargo flights (GEC8223 & GEC8225) which are MD-11s. So is it true KLM Flig...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is My SouthWest Flight to Hawaii?
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Where is My SouthWest Flight to Hawaii?

As of March 19, 2018 a use permit was issued for Southwest Hawaii flights by Honolulu International (Daniel Inouye) Airport. However, announcement of specific routes and start date is still pending. Rumors has it system-wide schedule update will happen after May 31, 2018. That schedule I was told, i...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 128611

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

That's what I call an un-contained engine failure. Lets not assume its a MRO specific issue. There are a lot of reasons this could happen. Every engine has its specific design and performance according to his specification related to A/C application. ie, Cfm56-7 for 737NG have large chord fan blade...

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by Aviano789
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South West announce no-stop Service SMF-AUS
Replies: 1
Views: 638

South West announce no-stop Service SMF-AUS

As part of a major service expansion, Southwest Airlines just launch daily nonstop service for the first time between Sacramento (SMF) and Austin (AUS ) effective April 14 .The airline also will open daily nonstop service from SMF to St. Louis (STL) on Sunday April 15 plus daily non-stop service to ...

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by Aviano789
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79656

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Looks legit to me. Bye bye A350? Very interesting in American’s big order with Boeing for 47- 788/89s which can fly 242 passengers up to 7,355 nautical miles (13,620 km) in a typical two-class configuration, while 789, a stretch of the 787-8, can fly 290 passengers up to 7,635 nautical miles There ...

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by Aviano789
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Approaches & Departures is the new normal for world-wide airlines operations
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Approaches & Departures is the new normal for world-wide airlines operations

A few years ago I was privilege to observe on a flight from Cusco (SPZO) to - Jorge Chavez International Airport (SPJC) Lima Peru using an RNP departure from the popular tourist destination, an RNAV airway enroute, coupled with an Optimum Profile Descent (OPD) and an RNP approach into SPJC. As an an...

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by Aviano789
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sanctions Could Derail Boeing Deal With Iran Airlines
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Sanctions Could Derail Boeing Deal With Iran Airlines

Could the stupidity of political hard liners in Washington DC scuttle a pair of multibillion dollar deals with Iran Air and Iran Aseman Airlines for the purchase of 110 airplanes which could impact 118,000 Americans jobs?

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by Aviano789
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing won’t appeal Bombardier CSeries ruling.
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Boeing won’t appeal Bombardier CSeries ruling.

Boeing confirmed the March 22 deadline to appeal the Jan. 26 vote passed without it filing an appeal.
Could Boeing be considering a competition airplane along the lines of Mad-Dogs designs with a superior wing and better fuel efficiency loaded with high tech gadgets?

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by Aviano789
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62852

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Witch type of aircraft would be better for island hopping? NG or MAX? Both should be fine WN already uses all the MAX and the NG aircraft on some of their shortest segments with the same lengths to inter Island flight times. Flyguy I check their website just a few weeks ago, and no publish flights ...

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by Aviano789
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?
Replies: 16
Views: 7574

Re: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?

At a BBQ last Labor day, I overheard two top design engineers with over 20 years working at Lockheed said, the company have held informal discussion to re-enter the commercial aircraft market, if they find it feasible to build something superior to the Max and NEO’s by 20-30% in performance. If tha...

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by Aviano789
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?
Replies: 16
Views: 7574

Re: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?

Sadly, I agree with the other posters that it seems quite likely that Lockheed Martin will not return to the commercial aircraft market. However, I would like to ask whether anyone knows if the advanced concept design that was developed by Lockheed under contract with NASA a few years ago might be ...

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by Aviano789
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?
Replies: 16
Views: 7574

Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?

Under the Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft (ACCA) program with USAF with the use of composites in aircraft manufacturing which mean lighter, less expensive and more durable aircraft that also are easier to maintain, Could Lockheed Martin be tempted to re- enter the Commercial Aviation market? And i...

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by Aviano789
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 4413

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

Would Boeing ever consider building an airplane like the 727 with all the high tech gadgets as the next generation of medium haul freighters or for even Pax service for short runways at small airports? They already did that, it's called the 737NG... Martijn I think it still fall short of the B727s ...

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by Aviano789
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 4413

A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

I am sure everyone who was privilege to fly B-727 series will forever remember the great performance and success of that airplane. The first commercial airplane to break the 1,000 sales mark and remains one of the bestselling airplanes in aviation history. Miami Base Amerijet International and handf...

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by Aviano789
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter
Replies: 10
Views: 3848

Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter

The 767 program celebrated a major milestone when the 100th 767-300 Freighter was delivered to FedEx earlier this month. Other than USAF Tanker Program are there any viable customers/operators around the world interested in this frame?

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by Aviano789
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62852

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

wedgetail737 wrote:
I think OAK, SJC, SAN are given.


How about from SMF to any of the islands?

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by Aviano789
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62852

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t ... ba-p/61199
Details to come! What do you think their routes will be?


Its about time!
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WNflyer1523 wrote:
https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/918313516892938240
https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t ... ba-p/61199
Details to come! What do you think their routes will be?


Its about time!

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by Aviano789
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier C Series jets ordered by Delta Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Bombardier C Series jets ordered by Delta Airlines

Word has it on behalf of Boeing, the Trump Administration Commerce Department is considering on hitting 300 percent tariff on every one of the 75 Bombardier C Series jets ordered by Delta Airlines, effectively locking the Canadians out of the U.S. market. How would Delta circumvent such pro-Boeing b...

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by Aviano789
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca In Colombia
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Avianca In Colombia

Colombian Airline #Avianca Granted Permission to Hire Foreign Pilots during Strike http://bit.ly/2xT9y9f (1) Will they hire American Pilots? (2) What would be pay grade for foreign Pilots? https://panampost.com/felipe-fernandez/2017/10/04/victory-for-the-free-market-colombian-airline-avianca-granted...

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by Aviano789
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?

If this deal fails, Boeing can go back to the planned 2015-2016 massive layoffs in the US. Boeing last year finalized a $16.6 billion deal to sell 80 aircraft to Iran Air, Iran’s flagship airline which is owned by the Islamic republic. While it was said the deal had been "finalised", Boein...

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by Aviano789
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?

Boeing last year finalized a $16.6 billion deal to sell 80 aircraft to Iran Air, Iran’s flagship airline which is owned by the Islamic republic.

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by Aviano789
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT
Replies: 17
Views: 3949

Re: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT

Only Time will tell the truth!


flyfresno wrote:
I feel like "Allegiant plane makes it from point A to point B safely and without incident" would be a more unique, news-worthy story at this point...

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by Aviano789
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6543

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

Here are the current NOTAMS for SJU 09/324 - OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1267490) 181936.90N0655802.50W (6.8NM SSE SJU) 933.1FT (204.1FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE. 25 SEP 13:05 2017 UNTIL 10 OCT 04:00 2017. CREATED: 25 SEP 13:05 2017 09/026 (A1789/17) - DDP NAV NDB U/S. 25 SEP 12:38 2017 UNTIL 23 OCT 20:00 2017 E...

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by Aviano789
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6543

American Airlines 2405

Any one noticed how AA 2405 out of MIA to ANU Friday 22-Sep-2017 holding between 33,000 and 37,000 on the South Eastern end of the Dominican Republic while en-route to ANU. Hurricane Maria suspected.http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL2405/history/20170922/1440Z/KMIA/TAPA The inbound to MIA is als...

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