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by MO11
Wed May 31, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gate-holding: is it implemented in the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Re: Gate-holding: is it implemented in the US?

Thanks for all the replies. @BravoOne, @WPvsMW and @MO11 I see that gate hold is currently used as part of the Airspace Flow Program (AFP), Ground Delay Program (GDP), and/or Ground Stop (GS). The type of gate hold I am addressing is the following. For the sake of reducing taxi out time, e.g. aircr...

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by MO11
Wed May 31, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HNL - HPV: what frame would work?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: HNL - HPV: what frame would work?

WPvsMW wrote:
Yes, it's private, but it had a Part 135 carrier in the past, Princeville Air. Air taxi operators have come and gone.


Princeville Airlines was owned by the resort developer (at the time) , which also owns the airport. All I ever see there is that one Citation that belongs to the developer.

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by MO11
Tue May 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A6-EBD, first EK 77W retirement
Replies: 41
Views: 15297

Re: A6-EBD, first EK 77W retirement

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.m ... av4&page=3


Twelve years old. Right on schedule.
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na wrote:
Emirates has retired its first 777-300ER. Its going to be leased to VIM Avia:
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.m ... av4&page=3


Twelve years old. Right on schedule.

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by MO11
Mon May 29, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gate-holding: is it implemented in the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Re: Gate-holding: is it implemented in the US?

@Woodreau Thank you for your reply. As you mention I guess it is part of the common ground traffic management and optimization. My point and question is if gate-holding is used to an extreme where most departing aircrafts taxi practically uninterrupted until take-off, eliminating cues prior to the ...

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by MO11
Mon May 29, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14956

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

Well, that will be airplane number 5, so the first four must be doing OK. Lear jets in scheduled service. OK. (I give them till mid-July). You should try Google some time. Your speculation is noted but OneJet started in April of 2015 so it will be ignored. Been following them for some time. When it...

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by MO11
Mon May 29, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?
Replies: 10
Views: 8157

Re: New Airbus Engine codes for A320neo?

hOMSaR wrote:
I wonder why they didn't go with a -300 designation (or...cough...-800) for the neo.



Because it's an NEO, not a new model.

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14956

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

LOL ...OK .. that has "success" written ALL over it, huh!? ;) Well, that will be airplane number 5, so the first four must be doing OK. Lear jets in scheduled service. OK. (I give them till mid-July). Actually a Beechjet (400A). The Pittsburgh operation began February 2016 with two airpla...

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14956

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

.. Who is J1 ? PIT-ALB/MKE .. curious about this airline and what type plane they fly. One Jet. They use Windward and Lear 35 a/c. If it works it works. But imo their a/c sit on the ground for too long. LOL ...OK .. that has "success" written ALL over it, huh!? ;) Well, that will be airpl...

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical US Airways Dash 8 routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4087

Re: Historical US Airways Dash 8 routes

First, the original Dash 8s were with Henson, Suburban, and Pennsylvania Airlines. These three were eventually merged together into Piedmont in 2004. In the northeast, there were some non-hub routes, such as from LGA, BOS, and BDL. My memory is fuzzy but I don't think the -8s did the BDL-upstate Ne...

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14956

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

.. Who is J1 ? PIT-ALB/MKE .. curious about this airline and what type plane they fly. One Jet. They use Windward and Lear 35 a/c. If it works it works. But imo their a/c sit on the ground for too long. One Jet actually uses Raytheon 400A. The flight are operated by Corporate Flight Management; the...

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines at TIX(Titusville/Cocoa Beach)
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

Re: Eastern Airlines at TIX(Titusville/Cocoa Beach)

I forgot that EA flew into TIX. Wonder if they had any O&D pax? Eastern began flying into TIX January 1970, and increased to 4 daily flights by that summer. Apparently never a profitable station, it decided it wanted out in November 1970. It didn't get CAB permission to do so until 1974. It pea...

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical US Airways Dash 8 routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4087

Re: Historical US Airways Dash 8 routes

Hello all, With all the talk of the upcoming Dash 8 retirement at American Eagle, (which I'm personally very sad about) I started wondering about past routes. During the peak of Dash 8 operation, USAir Express had a very large fleet of the type and I have the following questions... What cities were...

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by MO11
Sun May 28, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14956

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

This is a great example of how the AA, formerly US, schedule philosophy really oversells capacity sometimes. This route is flat YOY, but they were selling 4x capacity. AA PHL-SEA OCT 4>1.1 NOV 4>1.0 DEC 4>3 This is weird, since it normally runs one trip off-peak, two trips in the shoulder, and thre...

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by MO11
Sat May 27, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 possible retirement in the future?
Replies: 21
Views: 5180

Re: UPS MD-11 possible retirement in the future?

n471wn wrote:
Is N277UP ever going to be repaired in ICN?


No, the 2016 annual report indicated that is awaiting disposal.

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by MO11
Sat May 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 possible retirement in the future?
Replies: 21
Views: 5180

Re: UPS MD-11 possible retirement in the future?

uptown71304 wrote:
I know just about all of them are Ex-Delta birds.


Yup. Six out of 37.

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by MO11
Fri May 26, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Sunshine(AG) at FLL
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Air Sunshine(AG) at FLL

I looked traffic data for 1973/74/75. Shows only MIA-EYW until 3rd quarter 1974, then MTH & TPA. No FLL anywhere; may have been a plan that never happened. Convairs didn't appear until 1977, so...

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by MO11
Fri May 26, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 37696

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

ElroyJetson wrote:
The data provided was from seeking alpha and wiki among reputable sources. Nobody is taking either Boeing or Airbus's data because it is marketing nonsense.

Look at the data provided. Who knows...you might learn something.


Seeking Alpha? Reputable? Do you know what that site is for?

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by MO11
Thu May 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why isn't Amazon Prime Air an IATA member?
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Why isn't Amazon Prime Air an IATA member?

The airline operation is working really hard to not register as a formal airline, to avoid some US/FAA regulations etc. No formal airline=no IATA membership I think "register" might be the wrong word. Amazon Prime Air is more like a freight forwarder. No airline certificates. No regulatio...

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by MO11
Wed May 24, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part 380 & Wet leasing
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Part 380 & Wet leasing

If the airplane has more than 30 seats, the direct air carrier has to be FAR 121 supplemental, domestic, or flag. It also has to have the requisite authority from the DOT. The charter operator makes whatever lease arrangement it can with the direct air carrier.

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by MO11
Wed May 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 6578

Re: Airlines like Janet

Many years ago during the war in Afghanistan, I always heard rumors that Vision Airlines was involved in some shady US Gov operations with their twin 767-200s. These aircraft were not identifiable as being Vision on a first look, and even the registration was painted in such a way it was hardly rea...

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by MO11
Wed May 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 6578

Re: Airlines like Janet

Here is something about those 757s: http://www.newyorkupstate.com/central-ny/2016/08/mysterious_plane_at.html Thanks for the info. It had been awhile since I was involved with this discussion and I thought they were N registered. I'm not so sure about the aux tanks as I use to fly a tanked 757 and ...

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by MO11
Wed May 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APN (Alpena County Airport) Alpena Michigan gets new multi million dollar terminal
Replies: 31
Views: 3341

Re: APN (Alpena County Airport) Alpena Michigan gets new multi million dollar terminal

I was just looking up the service that Alpena has, and in addition to a Delta flight to DTW, I found that Delta also has a flight to Pellston, MI, which strikes me as extremely odd. Does it have something to do with EAS? It was a change made last year; APN had two daytime turnarounds to DTW. By com...

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by MO11
Wed May 24, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 80948

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Constant Aviation has announced they will open an MRO facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway. The goal is to be operational in the third quarter of this year, and will be Constant's fifth MRO location. When it opens later this year, the state-of-the-art Mesa facility will contain 74,486 total square feet...

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by MO11
Wed May 24, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 6578

Re: Airlines like Janet

Recently I've been interested in Janet airlines, the famous airline from KLAS that flies a fleet of 737s to Area 51 and other secret military bases. This got me thinking, is there any other airline like this? Or aircraft? every government around the world has secret bases etc. Thanks in advance. &q...

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by MO11
Tue May 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway usage at IAH?
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Runway usage at IAH?

Landing west, departing 15 has the highest arrival rate of all configurations. If you land west, depart 33 you have converging runway issues, and the arrival rate gets cut by 25%.

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by MO11
Tue May 23, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air filling in for Frontier today??
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Re: Miami Air filling in for Frontier today??

A320 NEO issues.

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by MO11
Sun May 21, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 10482

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

On those performance restricted days, AA used to have to stop for gas at PHX on the BUR-DFW trips.

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by MO11
Sat May 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

There is taxiway construction currently going on at the east end of the airport (associated with utilities for the new terminal) that creates backups very quickly in certain runway configurations and can make access to and from the Delta ramps very difficult. Expect to see delays like this on a pre...

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by MO11
Sat May 20, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

I didn't say near LGA. Its broken up anyway. I still don't believe a captain standing at the door telling pax there are backups. I've sat hours on aircraft with no obvious reason, and yes the captain may come on and announce an ATC delay. Doing it at the door? Nope. You can think whatever you want....

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by MO11
Sat May 20, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

There is taxiway construction currently going on at the east end of the airport (associated with utilities for the new terminal) that creates backups very quickly in certain runway configurations and can make access to and from the Delta ramps very difficult. Expect to see delays like this on a pre...

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by MO11
Fri May 19, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens w/ parallel runways during an aborted landing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: What happens w/ parallel runways during an aborted landing?

I doubt simultaneous takeoffs and landings would even be allowed on these two runways during periods of low visibility where missed missed approaches are a possibility. Follow the controllers instructions. Yup. If you can't provide visual separation between the arrival and departure, then radar sep...

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by MO11
Fri May 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

Since the inbound aircraft arrived from BOS at about 6:30 on schedule, I would have to say it's almost definitely mechanical. Almost definitely. There was an EDCT program to LGA due to departure restrictions (due to nearby storms) which limited the number of departures. In addition, the was a groun...

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by MO11
Fri May 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens w/ parallel runways during an aborted landing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: What happens w/ parallel runways during an aborted landing?

The recent talk of the 6th runway in Atlanta got me thinking about parallel ops and what happens during aborted landings. For example, in ATL on the 26s, 26R is used for landings and 26L for takeoffs. So what happens when a plane landing on 26R has to abort the landing after they've passed the pian...

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by MO11
Wed May 17, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 9235

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

First quarter report says 150 CRJs as of 3/31/17, compared with 135 Q1 2016.

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by MO11
Wed May 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More problems for Great Lakes
Replies: 29
Views: 6267

Re: More problems for Great Lakes

ridgid727 wrote:
If they actually do bite the dust and become no more, I would assume PenAir will pick up a few of their cities like Cheyenne, Riverton, Farmington, Pierre, and Pueblo.


PenAir is having similar pilot staffing issues.

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by MO11
Mon May 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London
Replies: 47
Views: 9595

Re: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London

DL001 is LHR-JFK Slightly off topic (but some trivia around Delta's Flight No.1), from a Delta timetable dated April 29, 1972, DL1 flew ORD-MIA. (Departed ORD at 12:15pm). DL2 was MIA-ORD. Would love to know how DL flight 1 has evolved to become LHR-JFK today if anyone knows. Thanks! In the 1970s, ...

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by MO11
Sun May 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DHC-8-100, -200, -300, -Q400 Type Ratings?
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Re: DHC-8-100, -200, -300, -Q400 Type Ratings?

Can you fly the q400 and lower qseries with a common typerating? Common type rating in US "DHC-8". Anybody knows why bombardier decided to give Atr the less then 50 seat market? Making there own product less glexible and attractive to purchase? Depends on your definition of "market&q...

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by MO11
Sat May 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015

n471wn wrote:
I do hope that the G4 bashers that frequent this website will note that this was an AAR failing


What's your point? Instead of doing maintenance in-house and paying union wages, we contract to the lowest bidder.

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by MO11
Wed May 10, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant air return leads to FAA investigating MX contractor
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Allegiant air return leads to FAA investigating MX contractor

From the report, it shouldn't he assumed that the maintenance contractor is in Sanford. The work could have been performed several cycles before, and caused a problem just now.

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by MO11
Wed May 10, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 13844

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Nobody seems to remember that "797" was the designator that Universal used for the airplane on "The Doomsday Flight" .

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by MO11
Sun May 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft and frequency for a route
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: aircraft and frequency for a route

http://info.flightmapper.net

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Although this one is rarely kept up-to-date.
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Q wrote:
Either one but better detail equipment shows

http://info.flightmapper.net

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Although this one is rarely kept up-to-date.

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by MO11
Wed May 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBA/Naples AL operating as Eastern Express
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: PBA/Naples AL operating as Eastern Express

No. When original Eastern shut down in 1989, the Bar Harbor aircraft (99/1900/SF340) were painted out of Eastern colors (aqua stripe turned red), and operated as Continental Express. The DC-3s were already parked. When EA was spun off and restarted, Bar Harbor went with EA, and the C99s and SF349s w...

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by MO11
Wed May 03, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBA/Naples AL operating as Eastern Express
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: PBA/Naples AL operating as Eastern Express

PBA had its certificate revoked in November 1984. Upon recertification, it was cost prohibitive to certify the Martins under the then current FAR 121. When PeoplExpress bought PBA, the Bandeirantes and YS-11s were code-shared as PE flights, then as CO flights when CO bought PE. When Texas Air bought...

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by MO11
Tue May 02, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Billy Bishop (YTZ) routes now to Jazz?
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: AC Billy Bishop (YTZ) routes now to Jazz?

They went to Jazz. Sky Regional is all ERJ 175, and has added additional aircraft.

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by MO11
Tue May 02, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 still flying?
Replies: 76
Views: 13169

Re: DL 744 still flying?

Asiana is having one combi converted to full BDSF, that'll almost certainly be the last one. There are enough available on the market that there just isn't a need, not to mention any remaining feedstock frames (like UA or DL's) are high on hours and cycles. Cycles? On an international airplane? May...

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by MO11
Mon May 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More problems for Great Lakes
Replies: 29
Views: 6267

Re: More problems for Great Lakes

What bad decisions has Great Lakes made?

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by MO11
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Launches A320/A321 P2F Program
Replies: 42
Views: 13187

Re: What happened to the A320F / P2F

leleko747 wrote:
I also wonder what happened to the MD-80SF project. I remember one converted to Everts Air Cargo, other one to USA Jet... and that's all?!


Everts has a second, Aeronaves TSM has three with more coming.

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by MO11
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Boeing create a 318/319/320/321 series?
Replies: 17
Views: 2894

Re: Why didn't Boeing create a 318/319/320/321 series?

I can't locate the reference, but I recall that this is a Southwest CMO issue. The pilots could actually qualify in all three versions, but keeping up with training and recency requirements would be iffy.

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by MO11
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The E170/E175 and Equipment Filing with ATC
Replies: 17
Views: 3559

Re: The E170/E175 and Equipment Filing with ATC

Which is why it was originally always E170 on flight plans. Similarly, FedEx MD-10s show as DC-10s (although they didn't at the beginning).

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