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by Okcflyer
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Would RR engines work for big US express freight companies? Both FX and 5X have RR powered 757's in the fleet. Therefore, they should already have infrastructure, processes, and history in place in working together. Further, the triple spool architecture of the Trent-XWB should actually be a plus i...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Would RR engines work for big US express freight companies? Both FX and 5X have RR powered 757's in the fleet. Therefore, they should already have infrastructure, processes, and history in place in working together. Further, the triple spool architecture of the Trent-XWB should actually be a plus i...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -
Replies: 64
Views: 11100

Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress. I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime. At least they realize their are folks over 6'2&qu...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-09/airbus-set-to-move-ahead-with-a350-freighter-within-weeks?sref=1Ty6BxSV&utm_source=url_link Airbus wants to start marketing it’s 350 next month and will seek board approval. They are still working on securing enough customers for lunch. They ar...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 7232

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Did any tires blow or catch fire? IIRC there was a UA 738 at IAH a few years back that did a high speed RTO and ended up having to deplane on the runway.

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by Okcflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8550

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

Since everyone is safe, I’ll start the jeering.

But, I thought only 737’s over-ran runways. A320’s shouldn’t be over-running!!! :banghead:

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by Okcflyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 5088

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

Both the LEAP and GTF are slower to start then the previous V2500 or CFM56 series engines. This is not a Boeing/MAX issue as the same situation exists on the neo. It’s part of the trade off of higher tolerances and better thermal performance. The start sequence itself just takes longer, largely due ...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Today was the first day of UA-branded service to JLN. Loads looked rather healthy today, except for the inbound from ORD.

1x daily round trip each
ORD-JLN
IAH-JLN
DEN-JLN

This is an EAS award to SkyWest. It’s kinda equidistant from SGF (closest), XNA, TUL, MCI (furthest).

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 26, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22600

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

Is it correct to say the 717 is basically an MD with slightly different engines and cockpit design? And with a different name? Sadly, it was just a DC-9-30 with a higher bypass ratio engine. Same wing as the DC-9, all in all, same plane except the engines and some cockpit-wise improvements. I belie...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 26, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

United wants/expects is for Boeing and Pratt and Whitney to fix this issues with our PW 777s, but if for whatever reason it is not possible the contingency plan would be (if necessary (meaning depending on the recovery and demand)) to move forward the A359 deliveries. A lot of Anetters scoffed at t...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 25, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Scott Kirby just announced to Wall Street and to employees that United would reach EBITDA break-even by the end of June. Now before people take this statement and start going crazy Scott Kirby did make it 100% clear United still has a long way to go before we reach the real break even point. He sta...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

It's possible to do EWR-SDU if range stats are accurate. The longest range 752 UA flew with the only issue was headwinds was EWR-TXL, Berlin. That route is 800 miles shorter than EWR-SDU. The XLR has and 800NM longer range than the 752 and since there is little wind component to South America, it w...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

It's possible to do EWR-SDU if range stats are accurate. The longest range 752 UA flew with the only issue was headwinds was EWR-TXL, Berlin. That route is 800 miles shorter than EWR-SDU. The XLR has and 800NM longer range than the 752 and since there is little wind component to South America, it w...

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by Okcflyer
Tue May 25, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Serious upgrade on both those routes. Obviously the advance bookings will determine the gauge of aircraft on the route, but the yield to leisure markets such as these has to be minimal. Got to be utilization runs creating "opportunities" to maintain pilot currency. It's a 54% capacity bum...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Given UA's hub network and for a small fleet of 30, it's best to send them hub-to-hub such that if a problem arises, it doesn't happen at an outstation. Once crews are trained up and teething issues are behind (I assume this nearly the case now), only then does it make sense to route them more freel...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59446

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

At the risk of stating the obvious: you realize that airlines can modify the outfitting/ratio of their cabins at any time, do you not? You do realize that 600+ seat aircraft, which is what the A380 with a more normal J/Y ratio, is also nearly impossible to fill consistently? Same issue remains. But...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 12, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59446

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

The A380's biggest problem at LH was their massive number of premium seats and finding markets to fill them consistently. With corporate travel slow to rebound post pandemic, that puts the 779 in the same type of conundrum, IMO. At the risk of stating the obvious: you realize that airlines can modi...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Maintenance Update: N37522 (Boeing 737 MAX 9) is scheduled to ferry from FLL to TPA (UA2710/11) for potable water maintenance. Aircraft Damage: N76523 (Boeing 737-800) is scheduled to ferry from SJO to IAH (UA2700/11). An unpressurized ferry is required due to a tail strike at SJO. It is expected t...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Interesting... that's the first I've heard of any kind of timeline. Seems reasonable but curious if this has been communicated internally, and to whom? Internally within fleet leadership along with detailed info on the various fixes involved. Very good.. any word on cowling redesign? Which subfleet...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 10, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating
Replies: 12
Views: 2839

Re: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating

There are enough small differences that a differences course should be required. Meaning a pilot rated on the 77W has to take a short training before he/she can fly the 9.

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by Okcflyer
Fri May 07, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It doesn’t, that 11% delta is purely based upon having more seats installed, there is nothing stopping an airline putting 426 seat in the A350-1000, and it’s not like you could argue that no airline would ever do that when the Air Caraibes' A350-1000 are configured with 429 seats. https://www.seatg...

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by Okcflyer
Fri May 07, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6647

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

Lately bigger is losing, Where? There are no 788 or 338 orders, the A223 sells better than the 195E2, the A319neo is dead, the 737-7 max is not selling aside of one customer. There is no run to convert A321 orders in A320s or Max9/10 into -8. Aside of the very top end of the widebody scale there is...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I think the numbers must be close are very close, Boeing claims the 777-9 is 20% better than the 77W, when I extend the table out to include the 77W and make that the baseline, the 777-9 with an OEW of 184 tonnes works out to be 19% better per passenger. https://i.ibb.co/FxcwZ9k/777-9-per-passenger...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

How does anything you wrote have anything to do with what I wrote? Mine was a reponse to something entirely different. Your comments on bending moments is fundamentally flawed as you do no understand the systems. But it seems like Boeing has been able to change the camber as well since 2009 on the ...

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by Okcflyer
Thu May 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6647

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

Here's a comparison table that may be of interest. As you can see, the A320 and B738 are not the same size. And for smaller fleets that need to keep within one family (either all 737 or A320), this drives different outcomes; i.e. A321 sales have soared whereas 900ER/Max are smaller. https://i.ibb.co...

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by Okcflyer
Wed May 05, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6647

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

One cannot compare sales of A321 to B739. The families are very different. https://i.ibb.co/DpR2QVS/A320.png Both the 738 and 739 sit between the A320 and A321. The B738 is bigger than A320 by about the same amount that the 739 is compared to the 738. There are pretty big operational trade offs to g...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I think it's pretty clear that any A350-based freighter has technical merits and would/could make a great freighter. The center of discussion is on the business case, i.e. justification of large investment is worthwhile to Airbus, and which single size/combination give Airbus the best chance to be ...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 03, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I think it's pretty clear that any A350-based freighter has technical merits and would/could make a great freighter. The center of discussion is on the business case, i.e. justification of large investment is worthwhile to Airbus, and which single size/combination give Airbus the best chance to be s...

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by Okcflyer
Mon May 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

A 351t 779 is less capable than a 316t A35J??? Think again A350-1000: MZFW 223t OEW 150t max payload (223-150=) 73t MTOW 311t / 316t /319t design range (at 366 pax or 38.5t) 8200nm / 8400/nm / 8700nm fuel for design range (311-150-38.5=) 122,5t / (316-150-38.5=) 127.5t / (319-150-38.5=) 130.5t fuel...

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by Okcflyer
Sat May 01, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes and brake fans
Replies: 16
Views: 4339

Re: Brakes and brake fans

Generally speaking, Boeing airplanes land at faster speeds than their Airbus competitors. This means brakes on Boeing aircraft handle more energy than the Bus’s do. All designs have compromises and Boeing tends to compromise on higher landing speed to pick up efficiency elsewhere. In the case of the...

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by Okcflyer
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What the hell is going on with AA1126?
Replies: 33
Views: 5179

Re: What the hell is going on with AA1126?

So do you expect them to tell you why he isn't feeling well or go into his medical specifics? Granted communication could have been a little easier and clearer from the beginning,but if the captain is not feeling well or sick I'd rather him not fly. I think the desire would be for the airline to se...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 9064

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

AA cannot prevent alteractions directly, but they can lower the temperature (atmosphere) of frustration through commonplace practices. We recently flew out of MIA. I put some of this blame on AA. Their MIA hub customer service performance is atrious. Delayed flights, zero announcements or reasons gi...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6
Replies: 73
Views: 12092

Re: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6

It's pretty clear that WN has the best model for the current conditions, with AS/B6 a close second. Both B6/AS have more coast exposure and likely stronger effects of lockdowns, and will probably approach WN on the next quarter results. As mentioned, still a long way to go for recovery. I'm a bit su...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6647

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

Simplified version: 739 burns less total trip fuel. A321ceo has better per-seat burn (sits 2 rows more), meaning the total burn is slightly higher but more than offset by the additional seats. The differences are rather small. Sharklet IAE-powered A321 gets very close on total trip fuel.... older A3...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Late Addition: Upon further record checking, there aren't as many active A330 in DHL's network carrier's as I thought. Wiki is only showing 12, 7 of which are -300P2F and 5 are factory A332F's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHL_Aviation Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A330_operators...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Yes, cargo height ability is a big deal for general cargo carriers. This is one of the several reasons the a33F has under performed market expectations. Doesn’t matter for integrators and some types of freight, but certainly matter for an important sector of the general cargo market . A35F will hav...

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by Okcflyer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232885

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

In absence of alternative, the airlines would surely buy the A350F even without a 3m door but at this stage, the 778XF cannot be excluded while the 777F can still be ordered and not to mention the 773ERSF which is now available. The proposed A350F is the challenger and it'd rather be on a par with ...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336381

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

They also revealed United at some point in the future (perhaps as early as 2022) intends to make the 787 in addition to the 767 the long haul workhorse out of ORD. This was the plan before the pandemic. Someone else said the 777 ORD pilot base is closing. Is it safe to assume Hawaii won’t got back ...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 160
Views: 26842

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Both D & E (inc United) checkin and baggage relocate to the new “space” between roadways. The existing check in space of both D and E gets repurposed ultimately. The new D pier gets built & opened before major renovation of remaining D gate areas. This is the phasing/ staging part. There is...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 160
Views: 26842

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

So Terminal D is really located in the center of the roadways, not to the north of them like the present Terminal D. And is north Terminal C concourse being torn down and rebuilt at the same location? So many memories of Continental DC10s and A300s flying out of that concourse. It's probably more a...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 16595

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

WN likes to tout that it "chooses" to do something because of reasons (X-Y-Z) but the fact of the matter is, WN is so behind in terms of technology and industry integration that the reality is, it CAN'T utilize other options. It's incapable; just like it was incapable of using carts on th...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9729

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

A question regarding JAL P&W vs. GE on the 772 variants: would the P&W engines, barring recent difficulties, have had different economics on the short intra-Japanese routes than the GE's? Yes. This was one of PW's big selling points early in the 777 days. The GE90 is the most fuel-efficient...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9729

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

A question regarding JAL P&W vs. GE on the 772 variants: would the P&W engines, barring recent difficulties, have had different economics on the short intra-Japanese routes than the GE's? Yes. This was one of PW's big selling points early in the 777 days. The GE90 is the most fuel-efficient...

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by Okcflyer
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 179
Views: 38283

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

A35K (as with all new/more efficient designs) has largest efficiency improvement at max range window. The 77W is burning more fuel to carry more fuel. This is how the gains multiply at the edge cases. I’m curious as to the improvement at a more normal range. 4500nm / 10 hour sector for similar paylo...

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by Okcflyer
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241692

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

...I guess I can't understand what the biggest hiccup is with the mainline union pay demands for a smaller a/c. Are they wanting 737/320 prices for the 195/220? IIRC, the UAL ALPA contract has pay rates for the smaller jets like the E-195 and they are lower than the current smallest mainline narrow...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241692

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Still no IAH-OGG :shakehead: While I hate that, I also understand it. People in this part of the country are more likely to travel to Mexico or Central America because its so close. All destinations are less than 3 hours and there are plenty of nonstop flights to all of them. As for connections, th...

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by Okcflyer
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: 787 Engine swap

It was incorporated and can be done, but the ease of which it was supposed to be able to be done originally didn’t live on. It’s much more complex than originally envisioned. Therefore, it is not cost effective to do so. Are we sure? My understanding is that the common pylon concept was dropped in ...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241692

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

In comparison total 2019 SFO airport air freight tonnage was 482.4mil tons vs 2,183mil for LAX. The LAX volume more than 4 X of SFO. Any idea of what the largest gateways are (all airlines)? I assume MIA is #1 and LAX is #2? UA is bringing back Buy on Board (select routes, not clarified) on April 1...

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by Okcflyer
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14623

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

And yet the DOT disagrees. So, it isn't as cut and dry as this makes it seem. I have read the DOT docket, and nowhere in it does it show there has been any harm to FX being able to operate "between the United States and Hong Kong", that is where the DOT agreement is concerned. The docket ...

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by Okcflyer
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 241692

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Additionally, those 4-5 hours of land transport time are also costly for both timing and money. Air freight cargo doesn’t usually fit very efficiently in trucks either. I did a revenue optimization project with a large European airline which had a substantial cargo operation. I would say generally,...

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