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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400ER Rollout
Replies: 51
Views: 6277

RE: 747-400ER Rollout

Mr.BA

The cockpit is the same. However, instead of using the CRT's of the current 747-400 the ER uses LCD's.

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 47
Views: 4246

RE: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?

I'll usually fly 3-4 times a year. In the beginning I thought it was going to be the coolest thing in the world. After awhile the novelty kind of wore off. Wondering if your going to be able to get on a flight can get a little nerve racking. Especially if you're flying out of HNL. Only one way out o...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 Parked In ANC
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

RE: NW DC-10 Parked In ANC

Flew out of ANC last week and saw an NWA DC-10 parked over at the cargo ramp. Don't know if it was the same one however.

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Midwest Express Really Search Al Gore?
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

RE: Did Midwest Express Really Search Al Gore?

Was this before or after he shaved his beard? Al looked kind of nutty with all that facial hair. He had that Howard Hughes look about him.

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend Good...AA Bad
Replies: 30
Views: 1729

RE: Legend Good...AA Bad

BR715: What is with this pathological hatred you have for AA? Is it because AA got rid of the 717 from it's fleet? Legend had several problems. Number one, they set up shop on the home turf of two major airlines, American and Southwest. Don't forget that Delta has a hub in Dallas also. That means th...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Matches B6's Fares
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

RE: AA Matches B6's Fares

It looks like AA is starting to play hardball. If Crandall was still around they probably would have been playing rough a long time ago. BR715: I don't think LGB airport has the right to kick them out. Besides, it would be a bad business move on their part anyway. That and the fact they would get su...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 18, 2002 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Picking Off US, 1 Plane At A Time
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

RE: UA Picking Off US, 1 Plane At A Time

The aircraft will more than likely be fixed right there in DFW. I'm sure USAir has the people with the sheet metal skills to be able to fix the damage. Besides, who would want to fly the aircraft back to Europe with a temporary repair?

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 17, 2002 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Save United Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

RE: How To Save United Airlines

Filing Chapter 11 should only be done as an absolute last resort. The history of airlines filing Chap 11 is not good. They either end up going under anyway or being bought out. Continental is the exception. While I'm a fan of the 737NG, ordering 737-800/900 would not make any sense. All it would do ...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 17, 2002 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 - No Winglets?
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

RE: AA 738 - No Winglets?

Winglets are an option. When AA buys aircraft they order few if any options. Saves them money that way.

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Ugliest Car
Replies: 63
Views: 5719

RE: World's Ugliest Car

That would have to be the Pontiac Aztec. What were they thinking!!!!????

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA 757 Interiors
Replies: 6
Views: 2437

RE: AA 757 Interiors

In regards to MRTC, all AA 757's have been converted. AA is still in the process of putting in new overhead bins on the 757's. It will be awhile before AA starts putting in Recaro coach seats on their 757. Money is the main issue of course. The new 757's that AA started taking delivery of last year ...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Anyone Hiring?
Replies: 28
Views: 2079

RE: Is Anyone Hiring?

TechRep:

Have you tried Lockheed Martin? There ramping up for the JSF program and are in the process of hiring people for it. I'm sure they will need reps with experience dealing with customers.

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Create Your Own Airline
Replies: 57
Views: 26933

RE: Create Your Own Airline

Westjet 8:

I know it's just for fun but I would not recommend the MD-90. The reliability is not that great when compared with other narrow-bodies. Besides, Delta only has 16 of them.

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Last AA 717 Flight History?
Replies: 6
Views: 2974

RE: Is The Last AA 717 Flight History?

It is possible that Northwest might choose the 717 to replace their DC-9's someday. Let's hope so.

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Navy Aircraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 3479

RE: Royal Navy Aircraft?

GDB

After the Royal Navy's experience in the Falkland's I think the RN is going to go with a carrier equipped with arresting gear. That way they can have the E-2 Hawkeye. Much better radar coverage over the fleet the current helicopter platform.

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Boeing 777
Replies: 11
Views: 14713

RE: Questions About Boeing 777

The ADIRU's also gets position info from GPS to maintain a more accurate picture of the AC position.

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11 - A Different View (Article)
Replies: 110
Views: 4289

RE: September 11 - A Different View (Article)

Ptica2000: Let me start by saying that I'm taking you age into consideration in regards to your comments. I remember when I was in the 16-10 age group. Like most people in that age group I thought I had everything figured out. To bad it wasn't true. If it were I'd be a billionaire. "In Europe, we ar...

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11 - A Different View (Article)
Replies: 110
Views: 4289

RE: September 11 - A Different View (Article)

This article is just another example of conspiracy theory nonsense that shows up after a major event. The thing about conspiracy theories is that even if you prove them to be false someone will still believe it.

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Or AA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1729

RE: Jetblue Or AA?

Go with AA. Sure, JB has Direct TV but as Americans don't we watch to much TV as it is? In addition you can rake up the miles with AA and go to more places than JB.

BR715:

I find it interesting that you attack AA but then state in your profile that you want to got to AA's flight academy.

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power Switchover Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6065

RE: Electrical Power Switchover Question

Cdfmxtech: Good one! Actually I don't mind the MD-80 so much. Sure, somethings are hard to get at (ACM's for example) and servicing can be a pain. However, it's a relatively simple aircraft that for the most part is very reliable. With the MD-90 Douglas took a good aircraft (MD-80) and screwed it up...

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Boeing 777
Replies: 11
Views: 14713

RE: Questions About Boeing 777

The ADIRU is the Air Data Inertial Reference Unit. It combines the functions of the Air Data computer and the Inertial Reference Unit. Thus you cut down on the number of LRU's in the E/E Compartment. If memory serves me correctly if the GPS system loses one the signal from one of the three GPS satel...

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do They Cancell This Flight In Case........
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

RE: Do They Cancell This Flight In Case........

I've seen it happen on rare occasions. And only when there was another flight right after the cancelled one. Airlines do not like to cancel flights, upsets the passengers and can mess up operations.

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Al-qaida Plot To Shoot Down Airliners
Replies: 50
Views: 3783

RE: Possible Al-qaida Plot To Shoot Down Airliners

UDO: You failed to get my point. The point I was trying to make is that every country has skeletons in it's closet. Some more so than others. It was not an attack on Racko. This is why I usually stay out of the political discussions. It turns into a tennis match. Guess you could say that this was th...

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 15, 2002 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B757 USA-Europe?
Replies: 37
Views: 1927

RE: B757 USA-Europe?

ATA ran a 757 from Bosnia-Germany-USA as a military charter. I spent some time in Germany six years ago and saw one of their 757 parked on the ramp at Ramstien.

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 14, 2002 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Al-qaida Plot To Shoot Down Airliners
Replies: 50
Views: 3783

RE: Possible Al-qaida Plot To Shoot Down Airliners

Racko: Usually I stay out of these political discussions. Since you speak of criminal activity of the CIA may I also mention German complicity in Iraq's chemical weapons program. The same program that killed thousands of Kurds. That is why I usually stay out of the political discussions. People star...

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 14, 2002 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power Switchover Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6065

RE: Electrical Power Switchover Question

The MD-90 with it's VSCF electrical system also had a NBPT feature. Unfortunately for the MD-90 the electrical system did not work as well as MD thought it would. It turned out to be the biggest problem with the MD-90.

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best/Worst Props To Fly In
Replies: 18
Views: 3131

RE: Best/Worst Props To Fly In

The worst IMHO is the ATR-42. Noisy, vibrates, just plain uncomfortable.

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 14, 2002 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Beware Of Bombs In Cargo Of Passenger Jets"
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

RE: "Beware Of Bombs In Cargo Of Passenger Jets"

I read somewhere that El Al also uses armoured cargo containers. I would assume that the armour would be Kevlar.

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 14, 2002 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/TWA 767's
Replies: 8
Views: 2263

RE: AA/TWA 767's

Just went through STL the other day. I to saw the TWA 767's and a TWA 717. The plan is still to return the P&W 767. When the exact date is I'm not sure.

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by LMP737
Thu Jun 13, 2002 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways: Are It's Days Numbered?
Replies: 46
Views: 4711

RE: US Airways: Are It's Days Numbered?

I think USAir will survive. However there will be some serious restructuring going on in order for it to survive.

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 03, 2002 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany - Saudi Arabia
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

RE: Germany - Saudi Arabia

Congrats to Germany! It also warms my heart to see Saudi Arabia get beat.

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 02, 2002 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans Not Welcome Overseas?!
Replies: 161
Views: 3984

RE: Americans Not Welcome Overseas?!

Leftseat86:

One of the posters said you can barely call yourself American since your father is French and your mother half American, half Japanese. He's wrong, this IS what makes you an American.

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pax On Engine Ferry Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 4927

RE: Pax On Engine Ferry Flights

About 12-14 years ago United tried to ferry an engine on a DC-10. They had to turn back due to severe vibration.

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by LMP737
Fri May 31, 2002 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 CBT
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

RE: 777 CBT

That ball on a string you speak of senses static pressure for flight test data.

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by LMP737
Wed May 29, 2002 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Shot At MSY Passes Away
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

RE: Woman Shot At MSY Passes Away

I hope this guy gets either life without parole or the chair.

Yyz717:

The only way the USA could become a country where only the police and military have guns would be for the USA to become a police state. I'm sure my fellow Americans are not willing to take that step.

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by LMP737
Tue May 28, 2002 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hanger Queens
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

RE: Hanger Queens

The F-14A was a headache when it came to maintenance. Wiring problems and hydraulic leaks were the main problem. The D version rectified a lot of problems that the A models had.

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by LMP737
Sun May 26, 2002 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO And The A300
Replies: 26
Views: 3102

RE: CO And The A300

A co-worker of mine worked heavy maintenance for CO at LAX before CO pulled heavy maintenance out of there. He told me the A-300 was a nightmare to work on.

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by LMP737
Sun May 26, 2002 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Delta Livery Is Maturing Quite Nicely
Replies: 13
Views: 4067

RE: The New Delta Livery Is Maturing Quite Nicely

Delta's Md-11's look rather sharp in the new livery I must say.

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by LMP737
Sun May 26, 2002 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Ever Thought The MD-11 Would Get A New Livery!
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

RE: Who Ever Thought The MD-11 Would Get A New Livery!

Yes, the MD-11 is a beautiful aircraft. To bad it did not live up to expectations.

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2002 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Why I Love Airplanes!
Replies: 39
Views: 5321

RE: This Is Why I Love Airplanes!

Mr. Willems should enter this picture in AV Weeks annual photo contest. It would be a shoe in.

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Your Aviation Knowledge Pay Off?
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

RE: When Did Your Aviation Knowledge Pay Off?

On a flight last year I was seated next to a college professor who was evidently not satisfied with the service. Actually there was nothing wrong with the service she was just being difficult. Anyway she struck up a conversation with me and sure enough the discussion was about the airlines. She stat...

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by LMP737
Thu May 23, 2002 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ashamed To Be An American
Replies: 36
Views: 2727

RE: Ashamed To Be An American

If you want to prove you machismo you could join the military and volunteer for special forces. Just an idea.

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by LMP737
Thu May 23, 2002 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lost Tools.
Replies: 39
Views: 3686

RE: Lost Tools.

Once found a ratchet and socket in the nose wheel well of a MD-90.

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by LMP737
Thu May 23, 2002 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL/JAS Merger
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

JAL/JAS Merger

With the recent merger of JAL and JAS there might be a sales opportunity to replace the combined narrow body fleet. The current fleet consists of 737-300/500, MD-80 and MD-90. One could say that the sale, whenever that maybe, is Boeing's to lose.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kinda Dumb Question....
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

RE: Kinda Dumb Question....

In aviation the only dumb question is the one not asked.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS MD-90's
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

RE: SAS MD-90's

Donder10:

The main reason the MD-90's unpopularity is it's poor reliability compared to other airliners. Also it's not as efficient when compared to the 737NG or the A320.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kinda Dumb Question....
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

RE: Kinda Dumb Question....

Because the number "nine" is also German for no. While pilots must know English thier thought process is still in their native language. It could get a little confusing if German speaking pilots kept hearing "no" all the time.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS MD-90's
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

RE: SAS MD-90's

The day's of the MD-90 in service are numbered. Delta is planing to dispose of there's by 2005 if I'm not mistaken. The ex-Reno MD-90's that AA returned to Boeing last year are still siting in the desert the last I heard. If you go to Boeing's web site and look up aircraft for lease there still list...

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Big Order?
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

RE: Next Big Order?

Easy Jet is looking at the 737NG and A320 family to expand their fleet. Considering Easy Jet already operates 737-700 and has price protection rights on an additional 30 737 I would say that the order is Boeing's to lose.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The 'handle' On 737 Rear
Replies: 12
Views: 4003

RE: What Is The 'handle' On 737 Rear

There called vortex generators.

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