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by orlandocfi
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines files to go public with IPO
Replies: 26
Views: 4607

Re: Frontier Airlines files to go public with IPO

The IPO market is hot at the moment. Considering many believe FRNT is an M&A target perhaps the potential buyer(s) wants a true valuation rather enter a bidding war with Indigo. Absolutely. The prospect of merger activity was just discussed on CNBC this morning. I believe we will see a merger t...

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by orlandocfi
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bogota's airport to get state of the art windshear alert system
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Bogota's airport to get state of the art windshear alert system

danimarroquin wrote:
which runway was installed on ?


Windshear detection systems are not runway-specific. Detection occurs on and around the airport. Larger detection systems can also monitor approach and departure paths where windshear can be most dangerous to aircraft.

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by orlandocfi
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 4935

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time. The so...

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by orlandocfi
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/2/2021:AA+ORD-BIL/FAT/GEG/ONT/SBA; B6+BOI,LGADEN,EWR-ACK/ANU/BQN/MVY/POP/SEA/STT/UVF; DL+CNY/DRO/LNK
Replies: 51
Views: 14175

Re: OAG Changes 3/2/2021:AA+ORD-BIL/FAT/GEG/ONT/SBA;B6+BOI,LGADEN,EWR-ACK/ANU/BQN/MVY/POP/SEA/STT/UVF;DL+CNY/DRO/LNK;NK;

**B6 ACK-EWR JUL 0>1.5[0] AUG 0>1.4[0] SEP 0>0.3[0] **B6 ANU-EWR JUL 0>0.4[0] AUG 0>0.4[0] SEP 0>0.4[0] OCT 0>0.4[0] NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>0.4[0] **B6 BQN-EWR JUL 0>1.0[0] AUG 0>1.0[0] SEP 0>1.0[0] OCT 0>1.0[0] NOV 0>1.0[0] DEC 0>1.0[0] **B6 CHS-LGA JUL 0>1.0[0] AUG 0>1.0[0] SEP 0>1.0[0] OCT 0>1.0[0] ...

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by orlandocfi
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 107586

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I hope that WN gets the A220 for the wider seats. That said, if they get the A223, they will just cram the aircraft and galley. I think the right move is for them to wait for Airbus to stretch it 3m, an A224 or A225, design a purpose built 150 seat aircraft with a full rear galley and three lavs. P...

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by orlandocfi
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 107586

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I hope that WN gets the A220 for the wider seats. That said, if they get the A223, they will just cram the aircraft and galley. I think the right move is for them to wait for Airbus to stretch it 3m, an A224 or A225, design a purpose built 150 seat aircraft with a full rear galley and three lavs. P...

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by orlandocfi
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 704
Views: 81697

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

I take it the infrastructure for the existing CLE terminal has been built upon since the 1950's (no knock-downs and rebuild like you're seeing with LGA), making it one of the oldest terminal facilities today, though it has seen various renovations to allow for security requirement changes and moder...

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by orlandocfi
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 107586

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Why is this thread still ongoing, there's not a chance in hell that WN will order the A220? Sure, they'll use the speculation to play Boeing for better pricing, but that's about it. Boeing probably knows that too, it's all part of the game. I agree. We may be in the minority, but WN will almost cer...

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by orlandocfi
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 339455

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The -7 should reliably be able to perform Denver to Hawaii any time of year with no payload penalties. I believe they can also do BUR and SNA to Hawaii year round without restrictions. I agree. There must be some measure of comfort knowing that swa has a pinch hitter coming in the -7...doing the th...

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by orlandocfi
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 339455

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What is the word on Max 7 deliveries? I thought Boeing had a couple finished with WN's name on them. I'd love to see how they would be used in the beginning. I bet they will be used to go to Hawaii I would have to ask why you think they want to fly MAX 7s to Hawaii instead of MAX 8s? The latter sho...

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by orlandocfi
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 107586

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

I know the CSeries very well, worked on it for 7 years :D It's the 737 commonalities I want to learn about. The avionics and two-position landing gear lever are really the main cockpit differences between NG and MAX. Major systems are nearly identical. The -8 handles very much like the -800, except...

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by orlandocfi
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 107586

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Airbus used to published A220's Airport and Maintenance Planning document on their website, but it's gone now. I don't know what happened to it. But here is another alternatives to it. Scroll down to A220's segment to find the info: The A220-300 Airport Planning Publication seems very elusive to fi...

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by orlandocfi
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America's Most "Optimistic" Airline Expects Travel Boom...
Replies: 48
Views: 8079

Re: America's Most "Optimistic" Airline Expects Travel Boom...

The LCCs are all going to fight each other for passengers in this less-loyal travel segment. G4 seems like the dark-horse winner among them.

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by orlandocfi
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41511

Re: TRUMP'S PARKED 757 N757AF

The interior appears tastefully appointed and up-to-date, so I’m sure it will fetch a decent sum when it is sold.

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by orlandocfi
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175

It really stands for “special configuration” to comply with the scope clauses at the various carriers. 70 seats on an aircraft certified to hold ~88 is pretty luxe! It's not as if that space is evenly distributed. Find yourself in (Y, not Y+) coach on a UA E175 and it's still 31" pitch. https:...

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by orlandocfi
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175

It really stands for “special configuration” to comply with the scope clauses at the various carriers. 70 seats on an aircraft certified to hold ~88 is pretty luxe!

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by orlandocfi
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19737

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

I’d imagine one of the regular mint seats and one closer to the last row would suffice for B6 and the Pilot’s CBA. B6 can charge a moderate premium for that Studio so I’d imagine they’d be keen to have it available to generate revenue. IMO. Considering they were an all-economy airline until recentl...

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by orlandocfi
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 416
Views: 51452

Re: Allegiant Flying Orlando to Montreal

I think the 9000 range in Allegiant flight numbers is for ferry flights. Might be going to yul for maintenance?

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by orlandocfi
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.
Replies: 27
Views: 5903

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.

flipdewaf wrote:
Interesting that its a tyre and not the whole wheel, I was ready to say "someone didn't check everything was tight".

Fred


The hub must have separated from the tire after impacting the ground. The video depicts someone carrying the hub.

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by orlandocfi
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 5962

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

There’s nothing proprietary about RNAV approaches. The difference you’re seeing is probably ATI flying a visual approach at 3a vs. the others flying the published RNAV approaches, which is a very good idea on windy days! All it takes is one yahoo flying a visual to screw up flow during peak traffic...

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by orlandocfi
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 5962

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

You can tell UA is using a proprietary RNAV for the circle-to-land to the 1's. It shows up very clean on FR24. The ATI 762 cargo that landed around 3:30 AM is a bit more sloppy and the pilots are not likely used to flying it. There’s nothing proprietary about RNAV approaches. The difference you’re ...

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by orlandocfi
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33087

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

FR24 is fun right now...reroutes, holding and diversions galore!

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by orlandocfi
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 6072

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

The 737, similar to MD80, has ground spoilers that pop to full deflection when the mains touch. The effect is that it mashes the plane onto the ground. The Airbus ground spoilers open gradually, allowing a smoother transition of weight from wings to mains. It is possible to grease a 737 landing, but...

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by orlandocfi
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14342

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

Never shocked to read Lion Air and 'skids off runway' together Never shocked to read such posts. Four days ago a Spirit Airlines A320 skidded off the runway in bad weather. I don't see the same comments when that happens. It was a taxiway, not a runway. And Spirit has not made a habit of wrecking p...

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by orlandocfi
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 3244

Re: Rescue service or work in the country's authorities as a pilot

Police and air ambulance helicopter jobs in the US tend to be “who you know” kind of jobs that are obtained by making connections in their arena.

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by orlandocfi
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 4746

Re: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW

I have not flown the e-jets but I’m reasonably sure that each engine has two gens so loss of one of those wouldn’t be problematic for taxi. System logic should redistribute power as necessary.

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by orlandocfi
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4engine MOM-aircraft reasonable?
Replies: 64
Views: 9050

Re: 4engine MOM-aircraft reasonable?

I love the aesthetics of a 4-engine aircraft. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a sufficient business/economic case for 4-engine aircraft anymore. Perhaps the most we will get is a tri-jet, which would also be nice!

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by orlandocfi
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilots Approve New LOA, Cut Min Guarantee 5%, Inactive Pilots Cut to 30 Hours, NO Involuntary Layoffs Until 2022.
Replies: 20
Views: 4009

Re: Delta Pilots Approve New LOA, Cut Min Guarantee 5%, Inactive Pilots Cut to 30 Hours, NO Involuntary Layoffs Until 20

Sooner787 wrote:
Be interesting to see what effect if any this has on Southwest's discussions with their unions


United and Delta have thrown down the gauntlet. We will soon see how much brotherly LUV remains at SWA.

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