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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 28589

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

How on earth is this even possible? Can someone elaborate a bit more how this even happened? Did they add a bunch of trips after the bid period? Was their a disconnect between marketing and flight ops on the number of available crews by fleet type (who are current)? I’d bet on a normal day in norma...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 JFK/BOS-STT - why the SJU stop on return?
Replies: 36
Views: 4441

Re: B6 JFK/BOS-STT - why the SJU stop on return?

The main issue with STT are takeoff minimums due to clearing terrain on departing runway 10 requiring an immediate 250° right turn climb. With a full pax load they are unable to perform this takeoff hence the stop at SJU. It is not only B6 the others do it as well. Before the merger with CO, UA use...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11924

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

The 748 also has nearly identical cargo volume to the A380 for a plane with a 65t lower OEW

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 17829

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

if not better on the CRJ550. I'd imagine DL/AA will eventually take a look at the 550. The CRJ550 is United's solution to a United scope problem, plain and simple. The plane makes even less sense than it did when it was introduced. It's premium heavy, catering to business travel. Business travel is...

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by JohanTally
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 17829

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

I'd imagine DL/AA will eventually take a look at the 550. Why wouldn't they operate them as CRJ-700s until they age out? I mean, if DL wanted 50-seat jets it wouldn't be rushing to dump the 117 CR2s acknowledged in the fleet as of 12/31/19. It's a 50 seat jet, but it is extremely different from the...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Ishrion wrote:
SurfandSnow wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
the Eagle’s Nest is gone.


It is?!? That's wonderful news! Both O&D and connecting pax will appreciate its closure.


Where are American's CRJ-700s departing out of now?


OH CR7s are mostly centered around CLT and I know OO operates CR7s out of DFW

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by JohanTally
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?

The 757 and A320 series benefit from being developed with taller landing gears which the 737 cannot accommodate and still maintain it's emergency exit configuration among other reasons. Yeah, "being able to land it" being on the list of "other reasons" :) Obviously takeoff roll ...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?

I remember on here someone said the B753 has the LOWEST CASM of any plane if its filled (longest single aisle plane). Widebodies fuel burn dramatically increase. Boeing should try to extend the B737MAX to make it LONGER like the B753 and they will have a winner! It's hard to tell if this is sarcasm...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?

55 total were built so you don't have the scale you would like for a cargo conversion program plus up until this year all the airframes have been very active hauling passengers.

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How capable would a Boeing 737-8ER be?
Replies: 29
Views: 6133

Re: How capable would a Boeing 737-8ER be?

Don't you have to start think about crew rest areas with flights over 8 or 9 hours? What's the setup on the 757 for flights over 8 hours?

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by JohanTally
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7520

Re: President Trumps B757

Plenty of aircraft available if he wants to go bigly. Lots of younger 757s available plus plenty of 767s and 330s that just need that VIP interior treatment which will be in the 10s of millions but at least you can get the bird for pennies over scrap price.

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing studied revamp of 737-10 prior to pandemic
Replies: 146
Views: 31006

Re: Boeing studied revamp of 737-10 prior to pandemic

To others (I'm building on the above, not rebutting): I too disagree. The proposed -9ER has merit. There is so much absolutism today. I believe the A321xLR and A321NEO will outsell the -10, but that isn't the same as writing off the competition. FR wants the -10, so Boeing will continue. The cost t...

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by JohanTally
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 29015

Re: These Are The Airlines Teetering On The Brink

Almost 100% default probability for AA. Gee... anyone surprised??? (Crickets) Um....It doesn't say that. It says there is a near 100% chance of AA deferring or cancelling Boeing orders. It technically is a 100% chance for AA deferring aircraft because they have already negotiated the first round of...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: AA To Operate 4x Boeing 777s on DFW-MCO During Peak Winter, Adds EYW-MCO/TPA

How weight restricted are the AA/UA flights from EYW to ORD. That's almost 1300 miles from a short runway and ISA+ >25 temps Currently the AA EYW-ORD capacity is capped at 55 seats so they are blocking 21 seats with no seats blocked ORD-EYW. I believe in the past they have restricted checked bags t...

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 230987

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

just for kicks, I'm trying to think of all the routes these A330 birds have flown over the years, as a commemoration: CLT-LHR CLT-CDG CLT-FRA CLT-MUC CLT-MAD CLT-FCO CLT-BCN CLT-DUB CLT-LGW PHL-LHR PHL-FRA PHL-CDG PHL-MAN PHL-DUB PHL-MAD PHL-MUC PHL-FCO PHL-VCE PHL-ATH PHL-TLV PHL-BCN PHL-LGW PHL-Z...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 12633

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Hypothetically could WN have a strictly interisland fleet maybe older 737-700 and 800s? Then use the Max just for the Pacific crossings to better realize fuel savings and avoid quick turns which seem rougher on the latest generation engines. Also would they have the option to have the interisland f...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 12633

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Hypothetically could WN have a strictly interisland fleet maybe older 737-700 and 800s? Then use the Max just for the Pacific crossings to better realize fuel savings and avoid quick turns which seem rougher on the latest generation engines. Also would they have the option to have the interisland fl...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Assuming it's almost exclusively for BMW, would it be possible and make sense to consider GSP-MUC instead? CLT has a lot of German headquartered businesses locally employing more than 20k. There's even a German consulate in CLT which is why during normal times there's 3 daily flights to Germany 2AA...

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by JohanTally
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

The post above was moved from its own topic where the title was "American CLT-MUC 772" Not sure if this was posted but the CLT-MUC cargo only flight appears to be suspended. It last flew 10/15 so I'm guessing they are at least taking a break because there's no longer a backlog of freight ...

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by JohanTally
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

The post above was moved from its own topic where the title was "American CLT-MUC 772" Not sure if this was posted but the CLT-MUC cargo only flight appears to be suspended. It last flew 10/15 so I'm guessing they are at least taking a break because there's no longer a backlog of freight ...

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by JohanTally
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the Carolinas Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2831

Re: The official Carolinas airports thread

My work partner and I flew into Jacksonville NC (OAJ) last year to save the ACC $250 each while working some tennis matches at NC and NC state. We were both impressed with how nice a terminal they had there. It was very spacious and clean. I hope to fly there again sometime. Yes, it is very nice. T...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 12633

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

I can't imagine a base in HNL...cost of living is horrific and with pay cuts looming at WN I doubt there'd be many takers. Is there a situation where pilots could be given a cost of living adjustment? Service members in Hawaii receive higher pay to offset the high cost of living and I know ground w...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139497

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

People that thinks Delta gets a revenue premium for product should get a perma ban IMHO. that has never, ever been the case in aviation. Delta's revenue premium exist because their Hubs are the least competitive among the majors, i.e. more of a fortress. While that is true to an extent, the combo o...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 140172

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Does anyone know if these aircraft are true "white tails" or are they painted in a livery with interiors? Maybe truly white. From Reuters: As the 737 MAX edges closer to commercial flight after an 18-month grounding, Boeing is scrambling to find buyers for the so-called “white tails” - je...

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 140172

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Does anyone know if these aircraft are true "white tails" or are they painted in a livery with interiors?

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by JohanTally
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 140172

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Delta will entertain offers whenever there is a fire sale. Boeing needs a vote of confidence even if they have to take a huge hit on these aircraft.

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by JohanTally
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139497

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

Recollecting AA Doug Parker’s statement of just three years ago “The world’s biggest airline will never lose money again – thanks to less competition from industry consolidation, better logistics and new types of fee-based products and services” in light of the current pandemic situation. Sadly, it...

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by JohanTally
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 14925

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

GRU will happen at CLT before anything in Asia happens. (Not that either is likely) CLT has had GRU and GIG already but they ended sometime around the US/AA merger. I'm not sure which went away first but I believe it was GRU. It's possible they could resume in the future with the XLR since the rout...

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by JohanTally
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 14925

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Roots1 wrote:
GRU will happen at CLT before anything in Asia happens. (Not that either is likely)


CLT has had GRU and GIG already but they ended sometime around the US/AA merger. I'm not sure which went away first but I believe it was GRU.

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by JohanTally
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 11276

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

I've done Phoenix to Anchorage and back many many times Most of the time on an A319 and if i had ANY other options i would have absolutely taken them. HATE The 319 with a freakin passion in terms of comfort, noise and handling turbulence after 5+hrs. And its Hot field Takeoff Performance on a long ...

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by JohanTally
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA 9720 CLT-MUC cargo flight on it's way. I believe it's the first AA transatlantic service out of CLT since it was no longer an approved passengers gateway. I believe there has been other flights from CLT cargo only. You could be right but I'm here at CLT 5 days a week and this is the first one I'...

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by JohanTally
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA 9720 CLT-MUC cargo flight on it's way. I believe it's the first AA transatlantic service out of CLT since it was no longer an approved passengers gateway.

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by JohanTally
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Also the 77F is probably the most in demand aircraft currently

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by JohanTally
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

Um, haven't they? You can't buy a 777-200, 777-200ER or 777-300 from Boeing anymore (and haven't been able to for quite a while). This is the first generation, or "original" 777. The current offering is the second generation with an upgraded engine/design and the 777X is effectively a 777...

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by JohanTally
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

The 77W 77F and 77L are not the original 777 classic as it is. The GE-90-115 is not original option either. Maybe do a little research before starting a baseless thread.

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by JohanTally
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 23567

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

Would Boeing implement the Hybrid Laminar Flow Control that is used on the 789? If so that should offset some of the weight gain vs current 788. Sorry if this has already been discussed.

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by JohanTally
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22760

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

TTailedTiger wrote:
If I remember correctly, engines on the 787 can be swapped with relative ease (compared to other aircraft), right? If RR folds then how quickly could GE move to transition the worldwide RR 787 fleet to GE engines?


It can be done but is extremely cost prohibitive and will likely never happen.

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by JohanTally
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 57176

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Purely a political move. Production will not leave WA. Also, SC not NC.. Why do people always mix up NC/SC? The RNC the other day had a posting describing Charlotte but used references the whole time to Charleston. Nah they can since -10 is wholly made at CHS and cannot be flown to Paine. That will...

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by JohanTally
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 57176

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

I think it is a big mistake to cut production and remove a FAL for the 787 now. It is their only product at the moment. It looks like a final nail in the 787, akin to the last few years for the A380. Perception will be that it is going the same way. Far better to sell more, than admit defeat and cl...

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by JohanTally
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 57176

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

What about certain airlines not taking Charleston 787s due to supposed inferior quality, trash/tools left on board etc, if that was true. Why can't the 787-10 be built in Washington? The center fuselage of the 787-10 is made in Charleston and is too large to transport by rail or DreamLifter. The 78...

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by JohanTally
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 55481

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

Does anyone know if 777X seats are wider inside than the ones on 787? I doubt it. The 777X is only 4 inches wider inside than the old 777. Emirates uses 17" wide seats on their 77Ws. The additional 4 inches might let them increase the seat width to 17.2 inches, which is which is what many carr...

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by JohanTally
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340045

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

CLT is quite popular. The E-Gates were packed. It was refreshing to see a busy airport. I really hope JFK becomes busy again. At CLT 250+ flights scheduled the rest of August and a majority of September except Tues and Wed on the E concourse. Most flights are on PSA CR9s with Tues and Wed moving to...

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by JohanTally
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 50885

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

Still not sure what this list has to do with PPP and the CARES act. 0 are served by mainline, all by Eagle I believe. Eagle flights are a part of the AA network which is why they aren't allowed to cut routes/pay/staff until Oct 1st. Obviously smaller markets would be more likely to get cut especial...

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by JohanTally
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 230987

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Why though? Boeing and the FAA have approved the modifications that need to be made to make the planes airworthy. aa appears to be doing that work in TUL. United has been flying MAXs to MCO for the work....takes about 2 weeks per plane. The FAA hasn’t approved the fixes yet. The 45 day comment peri...

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by JohanTally
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 374515

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

So all speculation is that the delay to 2022 is all about certification and moving goal post by the regulators and nothing to do with the required redesign that must also be tested and certified? The 2022 date is entirely customer driven at this point. Flight certification is going smoothly with th...

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by JohanTally
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 374515

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The scope of the changes in 77X are similar to the scope of changes in 737NG so while they aren't typical I would say they are not unusual. The amended type certificate procedure is a part of the FARs, I don't see the issue with Boeing using it. I do see the issue with Boeing using Congress to pres...

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 50885

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

Depending how much mainline flying is cut they will have to adjust regional flying to adhere to scope limitations. I'm expecting the E140s to be parked for good sometime soon.

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by JohanTally
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 230987

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

772s will be used in CLT as they are opening up a crew base and have already brought one here for about a month for maintenance and ramp training and gate fitting. You are correct about the CLT 77E crew base but at this point it seems unlikely there will be any flights to Europe from CLT the rest o...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 230987

Re: AA 737’s still in bare metal scheme

A couple weeks ago in STT I saw an AA 738 take off that was still in the polished aluminum paint scheme. I didn’t realize there were still some left not painted in the current paint scheme. Was this a special heritage plane or are there more than one polished aluminum AA 737 still flying? Also - if...

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