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by richcam427
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Engine Choice
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: 767 Engine Choice

7BOEING7 wrote:
richcam427 wrote:
A 762ER with 60k engines, now that's a rocket. Fly those empty and you'll think you're in a space shuttle.


A 762ER with 60K engines doesn't exist. Now an empty 777F with 115K engines, that's a rocket.


Obviously it doesn't exist. But just think if it did, oh boy that would be a ride.

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Antonov AN-132 transport unveiled (photos)
Replies: 32
Views: 12118

Re: New Antonov AN-132 transport unveiled (photos)

So they grafted the nose of an An-72 onto the An-32, and fitted it with the engines of the Q-400. And they managed to do go all the way from project announcement to rollout in just a year. :roll: But at least it looks good :D Here in the states, that would take *at least* five years at the very min...

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Engine Choice
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: 767 Engine Choice

A 762ER with 60k engines, now that's a rocket. Fly those empty and you'll think you're in a space shuttle.

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by richcam427
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 68395

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Kind of off-topic perhaps, but I've been to STL many times, from my childhood in the couple of years before TWA went-belly up, to just this past summer . Every time I've gone back since around 2002 or so it has looked like a ghost town and it's a sad sight to see. This past year was quite sombering ...

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by richcam427
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?
Replies: 139
Views: 29230

Re: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?

But the improved aerodynamics of the SUD made up for the extra weight. Not really. The old short upper deck was actually better aerodynamically. The best comparison would be the 744F vs. 744pax. The F will always do much better than the pax version at the same GW and fuel flow. My experience was yo...

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?
Replies: 46
Views: 22108

Re: MD11 Landing, So Much Flaps?

Holy epic thread bump.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?
Replies: 139
Views: 29230

Re: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?

ZX-NBT wrote:
I always thought the 742B had more range than the 743.


It did, because the 743 was basically just a 742B with the extended upper deck, and consequently a higher empty weight.

Actually, the 743 was, for all intents and purposes, a 742B SUD.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 retirement
Replies: 35
Views: 14804

Re: Delta 747 retirement

ZeeZoo wrote:
Delta doing a retro livery on the 747 at all?


Unless it's a NW retro, I don't see it happening. Considering DL flew 747s only for a short while in the early 70s, it doesn't have much of a history with DL.

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by richcam427
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-148/AN-158 turboprop
Replies: 27
Views: 4496

Re: AN-148/AN-158 turboprop

Fast near jet capability aircraft are rarely, if ever, more efficient than jet aircraft. At those sort of speeds propellers just aren't very efficient. That's why fast turboprops like the SAAB 2000 and Q400 failed. At jet like speeds, a jet engine will be more efficient. The Tu-114 would like to ha...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 13163

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

[twoid][/twoid] Except we're not talking about 50 years. We're talking about the skyrocketing of prices in lesser markets as the competition has dropped by the wayside over the past 10 years. I don't need an article to tell me otherwise because I've seen it with my own eyes. It seems you are ignori...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe order 3 (+12) E190-E2
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

Re: Widerøe order 3 (+12) E190-E2

Sexy plane.

Hopefully the rows are wide enough for wide Wideroe wayfarers.

...I'll see myself out.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 reported down near Bishkek
Replies: 118
Views: 46721

Re: 747 reported down near Bishkek

What correlates with FR24 data: last recorded point is in the middle of the runway. I'm a bit confused, how can it be an overrun if the last point was the middle of the runway? Please excuse my naïveness, I might be missing something obvious here. I know it's way too early, but still to speculate: ...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy Saturday morning at the southernmost airport in the world
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Re: Busy Saturday morning at the southernmost airport in the world

Everything in Usuaia is the "Southernmost" in the world. I remember that it quickly became a joke when I was there. I woke up one morning and went to the bathroom and announced that I'd just taken the southernmost dump in the world. (It wasn't true...people at the South Pole almost certai...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine Drops Out of B-52 During Training:
Replies: 25
Views: 4771

Re: Engine Drops Out of B-52 During Training:

I think the engines are the least of concerns for the B-52. The remaining fleet is literally rusting out. I'm not quite sure how the USAF plans to keep them flying for as long as they are because they're on their last leg.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 reported down near Bishkek
Replies: 118
Views: 46721

Re: 747 reported down near Bishkek

Well, that sucks. Interested to know what in the hell happened though.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 13163

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

If you live somewhere not near a hub like me, economy class is often not affordable. For example, if I wanted to drive 3 hours up to DCA or IAD, I can often get economy fares for $200-$300 cheaper than I get at my local airport. Exactly and when you talk about international travel and high fares th...

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why more wide body than narrow body types?
Replies: 8
Views: 2858

Re: Why more wide body than narrow body types?

It comes down to range of seating as said above. You can't fit much more people in a narrowbody than the capacity of a 757-300 or stretch DC-8 (~259-295) without incurring adverse side effects, whereas a widebody can range anywhere from a 767-200 to an A380 (~174-868)

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Fuel Dump Capabilities
Replies: 16
Views: 11467

Re: A330 Fuel Dump Capabilities

Well, the A332 has the capability to fly from Hong Kong to Seattle. (Approx. 12 hrs flight) And let say it has an engine emergency after rotation and it needs to land shortly, how is it going to dump so many amount of fuel to ensure the safe landing? Even though the A330 can fly on one engine, I wo...

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Composite wing possibility?
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: 737 Composite wing possibility?

I'm assuming that most of the R&D and engineering work was done with the 787. That's why it was so important, not only for the plane itself as the 767 replacement but for the future as well. That technology will most likely make its way down to the 737 replacement, including the use of composite...

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to the workforce when an airliner's production ends.
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: What happens to the workforce when an airliner's production ends.

They'll be reassigned somewhere else. Perhaps shifted to the ATR production line if need be?

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Composite wing possibility?
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: 737 Composite wing possibility?

The 737 won't get a composite wing (or fuselage) until it's replacement comes around. Don't quote me on this, but I believe there are only certain differences that allow an aircraft to remain on a previous type certificate, which was one of the selling points of the NG and MAX to previous operators....

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air India's old A320 v1's operating under restrictions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Air India's old A320 v1's operating under restrictions?

I flew a very old bird- VT-EPJ on DEL-BBI. It was the aircraft's first flight for the day. AC was very ineffective until we reached cruising altitude, and something made a very terrible sound while taxiing to runway and taking off. It was some generator like sound...Flight was AI 77. However AI gav...

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 10162

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

because liveries have no notable impact on customer preference and are thus essentially irrelevant in the eyes of everyone but enthusiasts. Come on now. If liveries were as unimportant as you make it seem, everyone would be flying unpainted aircraft. Why maintain a livery with paint, titles, and lo...

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air India's old A320 v1's operating under restrictions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Air India's old A320 v1's operating under restrictions?

[twoid][/twoid] The maximum altitude for an A320 to be dispatched with one pack INOP is 31500 feet. I wonder if that could be the reason. Hmmm. that could be it! An unusually large number of incidents complaints reported of "AC not working" on these aircraft. I understand being MEL'd for a...

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 89
Views: 10237

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

I don't think, at least within the pilot circles at DL, there is a plane that is missed more than the L1011. Even though those that flew it went on to the 767 and 777 for the most part, and many have long since retired, you'll never hear a bad word spoken about the TriStar from those that knew it be...

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air India's old A320 v1's operating under restrictions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Air India's old A320 v1's operating under restrictions?

The maximum altitude for an A320 to be dispatched with one pack INOP is 31500 feet. I wonder if that could be the reason.

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 89
Views: 10237

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

With UA accelerating the retirement of their 744's, I think most folks will agree the 747 will be a missed plane, if not the most-missed plane to disappear from daily passenger service. But what about the other planes? Here is my opinion: 737 - agree with those who think that Boeing has milked the ...

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 13163

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

If / when DL matches UA and begins adding a fee for cabin baggage on its Economy Basic fares, I'm waiting for all the DL fan boys to tell me "...but that's what the market supports." I hope DL doesn't stoop to the depths of hell like United. Obviously, they aren't hurting for money. No re...

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by richcam427
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 10162

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

because liveries have no notable impact on customer preference and are thus essentially irrelevant in the eyes of everyone but enthusiasts. Come on now. If liveries were as unimportant as you make it seem, everyone would be flying unpainted aircraft. Why maintain a livery with paint, titles, and lo...

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by richcam427
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 13163

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

If / when DL matches UA and begins adding a fee for cabin baggage on its Economy Basic fares, I'm waiting for all the DL fan boys to tell me "...but that's what the market supports." I hope DL doesn't stoop to the depths of hell like United. Obviously, they aren't hurting for money. No re...

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by richcam427
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2782

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

ICN-FNJ

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to fly rare planes (B762, B732 etc.)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: Where to fly rare planes (B762, B732 etc.)?

There's quite a few 732s operating in northern Canada and a few down in South America for various airlines.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 98009

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The writing on the wall for this was the arrival of the 77Ws unfortunately.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?
Replies: 35
Views: 20447

Re: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?

Did Boeing consider designing a MD-90LR? McDonnell Douglas filmed an impressive promotional video for the MD-90 with modern music. This film highlights the MD-90's superior performance. https://youtu.be/Vl4dKpCJfGQ McDonnell Douglas proposed the MD-90-50, which would have had a range of 2,785 nm co...

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner with a foreign type certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Airliner with a foreign type certificate

kitplane01 wrote:
zeke wrote:
Yes


Does this happen in real life?


I'm pretty sure when SU, LO, OK, or CU flew their Il-62s to the USA, it did not old an FAA type certificate.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who has the worst 777's?
Replies: 8
Views: 4367

Re: Who has the worst 777's?

The worst 777s are Alitalia's -200ERs. No plane should have to go through the experience of flying for such a mismanagement nightmare.

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does engine have serial number?
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Does engine have serial number?

So if you discover a defect in an engine mount and they all happen to come from the same lot, that means that they all need to be replaced or at least inspected at the very least - at least that's how it's done here. And yes, all of that is documented, at least for stress critical parts. Yes, engin...

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Preferred and Marginalized Engine by Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Preferred and Marginalized Engine by Aircraft

Stitch wrote:
Even though they had the only all-new design, GE was the least-preferred choice on the 777 before they successfully signed an exclusivity agreement on the Longer Range models, where they then enjoyed fantastic success.


It's hard not to enjoy success with the only engine available. :lol:

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does engine have serial number?
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Does engine have serial number?

[url][/url] But we also keep track of which lots are on particular aircraft Are you saying that if I were to order a single NAS1021xxxxx, someone would actually match the Lot/Batch number to a specific tail? Even if there were thousands of said nuts in that particular batch, and I only use one? And,...

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?
Replies: 35
Views: 20447

Re: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?

The MD-90 was an absolute nightmare in its early years, and I'm quite frankly surprised they survived at DL, and even managed to grow into a sizable fleet. They were pretty much all but hangar queens due to the electrical system being all-new from the MD-88, but nevertheless they areally by far my f...

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JT8D variants for MD80/Super727 - need opinions!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: JT8D variants for MD80/Super727 - need opinions!!

Jet-X for sure. What you've got going there with the other one is almost like a 727 with MD-90 engines (*cough* wouldn't it be awesome *cough*)

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does engine have serial number?
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Does engine have serial number?

Yes, everything on an aircraft from the smallest nuts and bolts to the windshield panes has a unique identifying number. This isn't really that true. While most expendable parts in a warehouse environment are identified by an ID number/batch number/lot number, once they are used on the airplane the...

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by richcam427
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 117537

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

From a Boeing fan, the entire 737 MAX lineup is somewhat of a disappointment when compared to the A320neo. Hopefully Boeing can kick some ass with the 737 replacement, because what they have now just isn't getting it done.

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by richcam427
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does engine have serial number?
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Does engine have serial number?

Yes, everything on an aircraft from the smallest nuts and bolts to the windshield panes has a unique identifying number.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 10 Toughest Approaches in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 8394

Re: 10 Toughest Approaches in the US

The River Vusual at DCA is one of my favorites. The largest airports don't really have spectacular approaches for the most part, with the exception of nice scenery, although most airports in the Midwest are dreadfully boring seeing as the landscape surrounding is flat for endless miles. Smaller airp...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to be further expanded
Replies: 32
Views: 5677

Re: Terminal at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to be further expanded

So...is BER ever going to open? Literally it seems like the closer it gets to being finished, the further it away to opening.

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did The BAC 1-11 End Up In Nigeria?
Replies: 21
Views: 7512

Re: RE: Why Did The BAC 1-11 End Up In Nigeria?

I cant believe it has been 25 years now since the 1-11 was a regular visitor at BHX, never got to fly on one though. I guess they ended up in Nigeria as they were sold cheaply and they met the demands of big growth and development there in the 1990's / 2000's. The 1-11 was a very dated aircraft and...

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3928

Re: Airlines in Africa

Unfortunately, the political situation in much of Africa will never permit much beyond what we currently witness, at least I don't think so in my lifetime.

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by richcam427
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most AA MD-80s 2001 delivery.
Replies: 14
Views: 4140

Re: Most AA MD-80s 2001 delivery.

Boeing778X wrote:
N984TW, built in 1999, is the last MD-80 built.


I was on that aircraft a few months ago. I'll be sad to see her go when she's sent to the boneyard.

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73497

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Ugh. Both of those concepts are bland to me. Their livery now is clean and simple without being overly boring, at least to me...which is why it will undoubtedly be replaced by something inferior.

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