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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

The whole FO side of the airplane is missing paint. It looks awful. Aircraft #0127 DID NOT go to paint on Aug. 2nd as originally scheduled. Any reason why? Currently doing a bunch of transcon routes. A/C 0127 didn't go into paint due to airport construction at Amarillo. That's what was communicated...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1433
Views: 270643

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Looks great!

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by jetmatt777
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Busses aren’t always available on demand, especially in smaller cities. You can’t snap your fingers and make them show up on the spot. Maybe they tried doing that but the bus company said it would be 7-8 hours before one could be dispatched. Sometimes it is easier to just bite the bullet and keep th...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAL 47 Diverting to SNN
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: UAL 47 Diverting to SNN

Medical diversion

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

That has been a huge problem for United at ORD for decades during busy departure banks the alley way between the B and C concourses becomes a parking lot. As you know the alley ways are not under the control of the FAA so there isn't much the FAA can do except manage traffic under their control but...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I wish United, DIA, and the FAA would sit down in a room and come up with some sort of operational plan to address the ramp congestion in Denver. These banks routinely back up the alley 15-20 airplanes deep that are trying to exit, while the next bank is arriving. This results in some enormous taxi...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

They won't be going to a rolling system. I wish United, DIA, and the FAA would sit down in a room and come up with some sort of operational plan to address the ramp congestion in Denver. These banks routinely back up the alley 15-20 airplanes deep that are trying to exit, while the next bank is arri...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Kirby doesn’t want a labor battle right now. I imagine both sides will seek a swift agreement. I know in my workgroup, ramp, our contract becomes amendable this year. I, as well as many others I talk to, would be happy with just an extension of our contract with just a few changes. I am not speaking...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 8788

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

Yes I did forget those, you’re correct on that front. But they own almost all of their AA -900s, so my point remains. As others have said, there is no scope room anywhere for ZW CRJ-900s to come into play. Not really - they operate a total of 164 airplanes. The United side is nearly 50% of those so...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 8788

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

This is not always the case, maybe more the exception. SkyWest, Republic, and Mesa all operate fleets that are largely if not entirely owned by the regional. It’s sometimes more enticing for a major to sign a CPA with a regional if the regional uses their own equipment, rather than the major shelli...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 8788

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

I don't understand the posts here that talk about Air Wisconsin's "unwillingness to invest capital in larger RJs". In the case of many regional carriers, a major like DL buys and owns the aircraft (i.e. makes the capital investment) and hires the carriers to operate said aircraft on somet...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 133
Views: 14861

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Contracts are great, but there are times when they aren’t worth the paper they are written on. Does not matter what it says, when you just can’t schit out four, or seven, or ten QUALIFYING hotel rooms within 100 miles. It does happen at times, whether you want it to or not. Yes - but that still doe...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 133
Views: 14861

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

I remember reading the AFA contract for AA a year or so ago. Basically to get an idea of the standard since DL is non-union. It's rather spelled out the radius, types, and amenties of hotels that are allowed to be used for overnighters for the safety of the crew. So I can imagine how nutty things w...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 133
Views: 14861

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

The railroads are migrating away from overnighting crews as much as possible. With precision railroading (which FNBS* is the only US class 1 railroad to not incorporate) they are organizing trips to allow for out and backs for a given subdivision. This doesn’t work ALL the time especially for low pr...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 133
Views: 14861

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Right? lol like what should the crew do? Sleep at the airport? Sleep on the plane, wake up and greet them the next day? lol Which is exactly what happened to an OO flight that diverted to one of the Colorado towns just the other day. There were no rooms and the entire crew slept on the plane until ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 133
Views: 14861

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Right? lol like what should the crew do? Sleep at the airport? Sleep on the plane, wake up and greet them the next day? lol Which is exactly what happened to an OO flight that diverted to one of the Colorado towns just the other day. There were no rooms and the entire crew slept on the plane until ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 133
Views: 14861

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

I love how members can rationalize anything on here. "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be booked for them, I have to book and pay for hotels at my job" "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be available when it isn't the airlines fault" "crews are being unreasonable to expect a h...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??
Replies: 15
Views: 4824

Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

737NG has usually no major issues flying full revenue flights westbound of 5-6 hours. No reason it should have trouble flying eastbound with the jet stream with no payload.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?
Replies: 111
Views: 22125

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

LH658 wrote:
Didn't Commutair acquire Express jet operations?


No. United gave flying to C5 that was ExpressJet. Big mistake as C5 is an operational nightmare.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 381
Views: 58835

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

From what I understand they are not slots in the normal regard. Just that the Environment Assessment and agreement with the local residents was for a limited number of operations. I believe these "slots" are not owned by the airlines to sell for cash but relinquished back to the terminal o...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 62116

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Biden is on record saying he was not in favor of violent protests in any circumstances.

Trump was up on stage on 1/6 telling people to go to the capital building, and we will be right behind you.

There’s a difference.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

How many airports are directly served by pipeline in the USA? 20? 30? What % of flights are airport to airport that are pipeline fed. You’re not thinking big picture. Do airlines want to tanker in fuel to undersupplied spokes? CMH has all of the fuel trucked in, medium/large airport. Can’t get enou...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1433
Views: 270643

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Interesting! I always loved the white painted Eagle airplanes before they painted them in the current livery.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture
Replies: 13
Views: 4721

Re: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture

Is there any context as to the position of the gun in the photo? A photo taken from a first-person perspective looking down at a gun in the lap of what appears to be a seated position may convey the image of it being a "live" picture taken from onboard or in the airport -- in which case, t...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

I sell Jet A and Avgas, the vast majority of US airports are supplied by truck. Our number 1 problem right now is finding truck drivers to haul fuel. Are most large airports supplied via pipelines with consortiums, yes, but that’s just a tiny fraction of the over 5000 US airports. Hence why my very...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

COS had fuel issues a week or so ago. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1462669 This is why an American Eagle flight from DFW-SBN was 4 or more hours chronically late for 3 consecutive days a week ago. The aircraft used for the flight originated in Colorado Springs. COS tank farm is s...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

It’s not just Reno, it’s everywhere out west. Refiners aren’t producing jet fuel, not enough truck drivers to deliver it. Demand skyrocketing due to airline, biz jets and massive firefighting needs. Pretty much every medium sized airport and larger has fuel delivered by pipeline, not truck. Usually...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 730
Views: 177657

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

[code][/code]I saw the fuselage for LN8125 (and 3 others I wasn’t able to see the numbers on) at the BNSF Yard in Pueblo, CO today. That’s an unusual routing for those. Is there a way to see who that airplane is destined for yet? I thought it was odd to see them here, I believe they normally take a ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

Fuel is ordered by the airlines and batched together. The airlines allocate the pre-purchased fuel to be delivered. At large airports like PDX (I worked at that fuel tank farm managing fuel deliveries) you could receive a million+ gallons at a time via pipeline. It wasn’t the airport’s fuel, it is ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4737

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

So just start chucking everything out of the cargo hold onto the ramp? If there are cookies sheets inside you can just use a belt loader (they reach high enough) and load directly onto those. And would you agree that a belt loader is considered ramp equipment. He meant widebody ramp equipment such ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 53
Views: 7695

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

It’s not just Reno, it’s everywhere out west. Refiners aren’t producing jet fuel, not enough truck drivers to deliver it. Demand skyrocketing due to airline, biz jets and massive firefighting needs. Pretty much every medium sized airport and larger has fuel delivered by pipeline, not truck. Usually...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4737

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

UA will usually fly in a widebody qualified ramp crew on the charter, and arrange to borrow someone's can loader. UPS and FedEx are reliable sources for widebody equipment in any station. typically, military charters are bulk loaded. you have the FAK and then PMC's in all positions. No need for ram...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4737

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

UA will usually fly in a widebody qualified ramp crew on the charter, and arrange to borrow someone's can loader. UPS and FedEx are reliable sources for widebody equipment in any station.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 381
Views: 58835

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Alaska has a natural advantage of a huge customer base with a strong brand recognition in the area. I am disappointed UA is pulling out, but if it's not working then it's not working. Anytime I worked a PAE flight it seemed pretty full. Clearly the numbers aren't working out. If UA can't make it wor...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 87208

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I'm curious how you can have a controller alone with no backup. I'm just throwing this out there, what if she maybe had some local Ahi that wasn't as fresh as it should have been and an expedited run to the restroom was required, is there not someone else there to take over her responsibilities if ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 21650

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

Would be cool if they painted the engines red. Those would really pop against the white fuselage, like United’s blue engines.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

UAX Update: E145XR: N21129 returned to revenue service with CommutAir CR5: N519LR ferried AMA for paint CR7: N797SK exited ROW in EvoBlu livery I am impressed with how fast OO is getting the 700’s painted once it resumed. Seeing fewer and fewer gold liveries. Some were really presenting rather poor...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

UnitedRB211 wrote:
N772UA flew to VCV recently. Any idea what's up?


Just for temporary storage.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112842

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

ILNFlyer wrote:
DEN2021 wrote:
N772UA is due to depart DEN today (7/15) for VCV.


I presume she is going to the scrapper...


No. Shows storage for the time being. All indications point to a return to service.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21
Replies: 22
Views: 3126

Re: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21

No surprise the switches failed. Denver does not inspect or maintain anything after it is installed. They always wait for something to fail before repairing it. There is zero accountability and zero proactiveness from the aviation department.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9905

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

I am going to help you out, lets pretend this "idea" actually gets certified how do you make the financial numbers work? The only way is have single pilot certification for up to 19 pax. Most likely with active safety systems you see on the CirrusJet. That should be easy and I sure ALPA w...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9905

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

This site sure is hostile to new ideas. I am going to help you out, lets pretend this "idea" actually gets certified how do you make the financial numbers work? The only way is have single pilot certification for up to 19 pax. Most likely with active safety systems you see on the CirrusJe...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 109132

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

N771UA, a grounded PW 772 is back in the air operating a LAX-HNL flight. Not sure if this is a revenue flight. https://fr24.com/UAL2712/2867785c united.com has the departure gate as SPT20 and the seat map is empty. So I am guessing it is not a passenger flight and probably re-positioning? maybe on ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 159907

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The only reason I am on this thread was because I saw a plane with billboard AVELO titles on the side from my seat after liftoff, and I looked them up and came upon this thread. I see no billboards anywhere nearby, and I am so local my wife was home in 12 minutes after dropping me at Terminal A. I ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 159907

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Despite living nearby I had never heard of Avelo until this morning when I saw a plane at Terminal B from the window of my WN flight out of BUR. For as long as you’ve been in the industry, and as many posts as you have on this site, and you’re just hearing about them now? Find that hard to believe....

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9905

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

VC10er wrote:
HORRIBLE NAME: “Electric-risk” is basically what it says.

But I applaud UA again for making positive moves and positive PR around their green commitment!


The only place I see that used is in the OP's post, not in the press release. I wonder if he purposefully misspelled it.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9905

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

Regardless of how its powered, 4 engines for 19 seats in the modern day? Maintenance costs is always doubled over 2 engines. Sure you have twice the number of blades. But I would bet electric DC motors have much fewer wear parts and consumables. You aren't going to be running accessories such as bl...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9905

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

Happy to see more forward-thinking from United despite the naysayers. A.netters: Aviation has become so bland it is all wing-mounted 2- engine airplanes. Bring back the Concorde and 4-holers! United: Hey we are ordering supersonic aircraft, electric sky taxis, and 4 engine electric regional aircraft...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4366

Re: Breeze International RFP

What is this 'Route Exchange'? For airlines too lazy or cheap to do their own research? I was wondering the same. At first, I thought this may have been a flight sim enthusiast press release. Those virtual airlines do a lot to make themselves look like real carriers; including fictional quotes and ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort
Replies: 19
Views: 3099

Re: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort

I am not a pilot but I notice a lot of E145 pilots have foil sunshades that cover the entire window surface. I have seen other aircraft have them like what you would use in your car to just block the main areas; but the 145 guys block every square inch of the window. So I assume that cockpit gets ve...

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