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by D L X
Tue Oct 05, 1999 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Money Better Spent ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

RE: D L X (Hydraulics)

Okay. Clarifications necessary. Yes, FBW still uses hydraulics. (Ever hear that dentist's drill noise when you get on an A320? That's the hydraulics pack charging.) BUT... you don't need hydraulics lines running the length of the plane from aft to stern to all of the control surfaces. The middle is ...

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by D L X
Mon Oct 04, 1999 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Money Better Spent ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

NG320 Vs 737

I just wanted to point out a couple things. The last flight I took, the safety info was played on a tv set, and not acted out. The airline was US Airways, and the plane was a 737-300. It seems that whenever someone has something bad to say about Airbus, the person defending them has to shift the arg...

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by D L X
Fri Sep 10, 1999 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Concorde To BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

RE: BA Concorde To BOS

Do you know exactly what days the Concorde comes to BOS? Maybe I'll run out and snap a few photos.

DLX

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by D L X
Thu Jul 15, 1999 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Design Southwest's New Colors
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

RE: Southwest A Major?

Southwest is definitely a major. With well over 300 planes (nearing in fleet size to US Airways and Continental, and larger than TWA) and service to all four corners of the US map, I find it hard not to call them a major. But let's flip it around. A major is an airline with "beefy" planes. Would you...

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by D L X
Tue Jun 29, 1999 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321-200/757-200 Operating Quest.
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

RE: A321-200/757-200 Operating Quest.

Considering what I've heard about United's A320s, the Airbus does not have the range to do US transcon. The 321 has a shorter range than the 320, and United's 320s have to leave with less cargo and/or passengers in order to make it all the way going westbound. That's why no airline in the US has 321...

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by D L X
Tue Jun 29, 1999 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New US Airways Shuttle
Replies: 7
Views: 4080

RE: The New US Airways Shuttle

I believe it has been confirmed that the A320 will be placed on the BOS-LGA-DCA shuttles. However, this aircraft is too big for the other shuttle routes that are being introduced: LGA-IAD, BOS-IAD, and BOS-DCA. Although I haven't heard anything near official, I feel that the 733 would be a good choi...

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by D L X
Mon Jun 28, 1999 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets- To Be Or Not To Be?
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

RE: Winglets- To Be Or Not To Be?

I'm not an aeronautical engineer (just an engineer), but I was told that the reason that some planes have winglets at all was to make a less efficient wing more efficient. Part of the problem that the winglets fix is the air at the tip of the wings going around the side from bottom to top because of...

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by D L X
Thu Jun 24, 1999 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could US Airways Form A Hub At MidAmerica Airport?
Replies: 11
Views: 2887

RE: Just By TWA,its Cheap

TWA carries a lot of baggage with it. For one, its in debt, and loads of it. If US Airways were to buy TWA, they'd be buying that debt also. That's why the stock price is so low. They also have to worry about the old Icahn deal that is a constant drain on TWA's finances. They'd be buying that too. T...

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by D L X
Mon May 31, 1999 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s Smokey Engine Start
Replies: 10
Views: 2249

RE: 757s Smokey Engine Start

I've actually noticed that on most airliners. You won't notice it on some from the passenger compartment because of the positioning of the engines on the wing or the direction of the wind, etc. I have seen it on A320s and 767s also. Both on early morning flights, maybe that has something to do with ...

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by D L X
Mon May 31, 1999 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways: New International Route
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

RE: To D L X

Heh! How about that? Delta does in fact service Vienna from Atlanta. However, Continental does not (doesn't even show up in their timetable) and United only does through codeshares. Of course, this makes me wonder if there is enough of a market between the US and Austria. If not, there should be. Of...

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by D L X
Mon May 31, 1999 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways: New International Route
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

RE: US Airways: New International Route

Its all about Europe!! That's where Americans want to fly and that's where the money is. There, and Asia. But since US is an east coast airline at present, that's not going to happen. So, Europe it is. Looking at my map, I'd say these cities in this order as new 330s come online: Amsterdam returning...

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by D L X
Mon May 31, 1999 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Purchases
Replies: 58
Views: 1707

RE: Seargent Slawko

okay. I wanted to stay out of this but, I just can't hold it in. US Airways buying non-American* is good for America because it forces Boeing to perform better if it wants to stay in business. If we only bought from the companies in our homeland, then (especially now since there is only one planemak...

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by D L X
Fri May 28, 1999 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways LOI For 717-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 2432

RE: US Airways LOI For 717-200s

Could you go more in depth about how the 717 is outperforming expectations? Do you mean they are selling more than Boeing thought they would, or its inflight performance is better than they thought it would be?

Thanks

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by D L X
Thu May 27, 1999 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will US Airways Order A321s?
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

To CV990

Re: Planes leaving service sooner nowadays - You mention the MD11s leaving passenger service on Swissair. I'd add that Delta and American are getting rid of their MD11s too. The reason is not that they want newer planes, in this case its because they are unhappy with the MD11. Its range was not as l...

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by D L X
Thu May 27, 1999 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will US Airways Order A321s?
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

RE: It's Possible!

First notice that United does not have 321s in its fleet either, although it has 320s and 319s. All of which are fine aircraft (although I'm only assuming since I've never been on a 321, but expect to the passenger its no different than a 320) so this isn't an Airbus bash. The 320s from what I have ...

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