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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800
Replies: 17
Views: 3190

Re: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800

Gosh G800 is a bit of a misleading name for their jet. I thought it would be longer than the 700. Does anyone really need 8,000nm? Similar with the G400 vs. G450. Those who aren't enthusiasts like us might think the 450 (launched in 2004) is more modern than the brand new 400. Even more confusingly...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 146
Views: 23522

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

Please get back on topic. We all enjoy the what if discussions, but there is too much ofg topic discussion.

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20674

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Which is one reason the closure of smaller hubs hurt the country. Now we have empty runways in PIT, STL, CLE and we are spending billions building runways in megahubs and suffering massive system inefficiencies when a thunderstorm/snowstorm rolls thru northern Illinois, Georgia, Colorado. Having ad...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23823

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Qantas / Jetstar / Link have 100+ A320NEO/ A321LR/ A321XLR / A321P2F on order. That seems a bit of a done deal for the higher capacity NB segment. For replacing the F100/717 I doubt what would fit best. Pulling 40 used E190's through a overhaul & standarisation line, give them a fresh livery so...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

There is no OSHA vaccine requirement at this point. The only mandate is for federal employees and federal contractors (and most airline employees are not actively working on federal contracts) Do any airlines have in place a way to segregate employees based on federal contracts? Not just in terms o...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8825

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

My buddy at work was looking for J&J in Sept and couldn’t find it. Day after first Pfizer shot he went to local arts festival and there was a booth giving J&J on the spot. J&J works well for pop up sights cus you can store it at a higher temp and it’s one and done. So a lot of places ha...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Discuss the vaccine and other non-aviation portion in non-Av. This thread is for the aviation side of the discussion.

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8825

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

Post respectfully. Taking cheap shots in an aviation forum is disrespecting other users.

Discuss the aviation aspects. Please take the non-aviation parts to, non-aviation.

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8825

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

125,000 employees “Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boeing-tells-workers-they-must-get-covid-19-vaccine/ar-AAPr9SP?ocid=uxbndlbing Ouch. This is abrupt as the Federal requirements are brutal: https://www.safe...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I'm reading the FAQ for vaccinations at work. Executive order 14042 (Biden's requirements for vaccination) requires that the mandate be flowed down to all lower-tier sub-contractors. I take this to mean the regional airlines must be included. https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/contractors/ Lo...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2556

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

I had no idea the heaviest chairs were that complicated. Also heavier than any motorcycle I rode in my youth...

I have been educated by this thread.

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18161

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

I'm shocked I tell you shocked.

I was such a fan of the airport when it seemed there was a 24/7 3- runway plan.

Even though I read so many BER threads, I am at a loss how this happened.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5304

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

I find it fascinating that Honda persists in its efforts to enter this space in the marketplace. There are several strong competitors with established customers. With LearJet recently exiting the upper end of the light jet market, that is an additional niche that Honda can access. Honda seems to be...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800
Replies: 17
Views: 3190

Re: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800

I finally found a link on the competition stackup: https://aviationweek.com/shownews/nbaa/bombardiers-challenger-conundrum G400 $34.5 million, 91" wide cabin 36.3 ft long, 4200 nm at Mach 0.85 Dassault 2000 $34 million, 90" wide cabin 26.2 ft long, 4000nm at Mach 0.80 Current category cham...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2894
Views: 428355

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Discuss Southwest fleet in this thread. Take vaccine discussion to non-Av.

Provide sources.

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5304

Hondajet 2600 mockup

I was surprised that Honda is displaying a mockup of a trans continental range light jet, Hondajet 2600. https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/honda-aircraft-company-unveils-hondajet-2600-concept-in-nbaa-2021-1030860129 Laminar flow wings, carbon composite fuselage. Designed for single pil...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

You have a certain expectation when you hear "James Bond." That alone is a good enough explanation. James Bond, aka 007 is an aspirational character who drinks his way through impossible situations with gorgeous, beautiful, brilliant women helping him. None of my friends who saw the movie...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

UA was smart to roll out their mandate when they did. They now have an almost (save approximately 300 ppl) 100% vaccinated workforce. They also got it done before the massive drama started with other airlines making the call closer to the deadline imposed by the federal mandate. UA is the airline e...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I see these debates and cannot help but think most have employers less strict on vaccines than mine. The airlines seem to be going down to the wire, except for UA. My employer has set a harsh deadline of first dose in this month (October). No exceptions for J&J either. Moderna must be by the 27...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2556

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

I'm curious how bad the problem is. Every flight I've had for years, the boarding was delayed for 5 to 10 minutes to pre-board the wheelchair users with ample staff to assist them. Looking at my beat up luggage, I'm not shocked there is a damage rate, but there is a requirement to store one old fash...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NetJets orders 100 additional Embraer Phenom 300s
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: NetJets orders 100 additional Embraer Phenom 300s

Amazing, over 200 of the type. Now of course the oldest rotated out, but this is showing demand for the E300.

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I see these debates and cannot help but think most have employers less strict on vaccines than mine. The airlines seem to be going down to the wire, except for UA. My employer has set a harsh deadline of first dose in this month (October). No exceptions for J&J either. Moderna must be by the 27t...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Facinating. From your link A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time tr...

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by lightsaber
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

We are still waiting. It's not a question of ‘if’ Delta will comply, but how they go about it. The options are limited and if you are required to be fully vaccinated, a 2 dose regimen means there is a short window left. My gut tells me DL will make every effort to have vaccinations available at the...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21334

Re: Southwest operational issues 10/2021

I come to this thread because it is interesting to see the opperational issues. Not from schadenfreude, but to understand the impact of tight staffing, minimum aircraft, and other cost saving moves. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-southwest-airlines-could-be-vulnerable-to-mass-disruptions/ar-A...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 8994

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I heard on English radio today that reportedly 15% of hospitalisations due to COVID-19 were unvaccinated pregnant women. What is the knowledge base re:COVID-19 where pregnant women are concerned? I can imagine that many women would decline vaccination if they were hoping to become pregnant in the n...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1109
Views: 159533

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

This is an aviation forum. Please discuss the ground side of Amazon in non-av.

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 259907

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Thread has gone off topic. Feel free to start part 2 where aviation is discussed.

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21334

Re: Southwest operational issues 10/2021

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Folks, there is another thread on airline vaccination rates. Please take vaccine speculation there:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1465281

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

You have a certain expectation when you hear "James Bond." That alone is a good enough explanation. James Bond, aka 007 is an aspirational character who drinks his way through impossible situations with gorgeous, beautiful, brilliant women helping him. None of my friends who saw the movie...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Folks, keep the discussion airline related. Take other discussion to non-av.

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 8994

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This question was asked in this CivAv thread, I thought best to address here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1464959&p=22990361#p22990361 While we might need 90+% of total population vaccinated in this country to end the pandemic, I understand that just getting it up t...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20674

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Galaxy - do note, Musk got complex rockets to take off and then land but is still miles away from getting full self driving on his cars. I suspect that the technology for FSD (and rockets) will be transferable in big chunks to aviation. I partially agree about the politics/risk of single pilot for ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2894
Views: 428355

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Please post on topic.

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12839

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Douglas7Seas wrote:
Civilizing the uncivilized is a tall order for an airline.

It shouldn't be the job of the airlines. They should have resources to call upon. They are not the police, they are not the CDC. Unfortunately, with how long this problem has occured, we're not going to like the solution.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

While we might need 90+% of total population vaccinated in this country to end the pandemic, I understand that just getting it up to 75% can mean life gets back to normal and we can do most everything we want even without masks. I have read bits and pieces of information saying this, but perhaps so...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 8994

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This question was asked in this CivAv thread, I thought best to address here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1464959&p=22990361#p22990361 While we might need 90+% of total population vaccinated in this country to end the pandemic, I understand that just getting it up to...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 3555

Re: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021

I'm not singling out the L-410, it applies to all old worn out planes used for skydiving, be it L-410, King Air or C-206 etc. This was my thought when I read the thread title, before I even knew the plane type. Skydiving works on this margins. That means you are not flying shiney new aircraft. This...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20674

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Galaxy - do note, Musk got complex rockets to take off and then land but is still miles away from getting full self driving on his cars. I suspect that the technology for FSD (and rockets) will be transferable in big chunks to aviation. I partially agree about the politics/risk of single pilot for ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21334

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Looks like the situation at Southwest is ongoing as of 930EST: Midway: https://www.flychicago.com/midway/myflight/flightsearch/Pages/default.aspx Nashville: https://flynashville.com/flights?type=arrivals&city=&airline=WN&acid= Orlando http://www.arrowcast.net/fids/mco/fids.asp?airline=S...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 24362

Re: Air India Bidding

AirAsia Bhd will be pulling out of AirAsia India soon. So whatever little stake they hold (17%) will vanish soon, and the airline will be entirely under TATA's. So AirAsia India brand will likely disappear, as the Indian unit under TATA's will most likely be folded into Air India group. The brandin...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 24362

Re: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India

Please comment when you post a link per forum rules.

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21334

Re: Southwest System Meltdown Today Due To Walkout at Jacksonville Center?

It looks to be a mix of FAA mandated weather and a walkout (this article doesn't specify). https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/reason-behind-widespread-southwest-delays-unclear-as-hundreds-of-customers-left-stranded/amp/ A walkout during high workload would have the greatest impact. I cannot say for...

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39027

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Please post a link to copyright material.
If you post copyrighted material without a source, we mods must delete the post and all posts that reference it.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 improvements coming soon?
Replies: 40
Views: 5804

Re: ATR72 improvements coming soon?

NOVARUPTA. You are correct. Cockpit instrumentation and Dip Stick measurement can be different. It is is better to check the actual oil quantity with a Dipstick and then check the cockpit instrumentation to verify that the cockpit instrumentation is reading correct. It also lets you see if any oil ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20674

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

What about the SAAB-2000? That's 50-58 seats and even faster (370 knot high speed cruise) than the Q400. Plus at 31,000 ft it has the highest service ceiling of any turboprop under 100 seats (flying over weather) and the climb performance to get there as fast as an RJ. A re-engine (with Pratt's NGT...

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I personally don't see the number going to 500. People 'talk the talk', but when it comes down to 'walk the walk', look at what happened to UA's numbers. Whatever, it is what it is. We should follow Canada's lead and require that air travelers either be vaccinated or show proof of a recent negative...

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24764

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

The feds don't need to cave since it's the airlines taking an opportunistic interpretation of the federal contractor rule. In the end it'll be the airlines that cave. SWA AA and DAL seemed pretty against mandating the vaccine. SWA and DAL especially so, so I’m not certain really that is what is hap...

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles enters administration
Replies: 12
Views: 3606

Re: Air Seychelles enters administration

Of course Air Seychelles isn't going to be doing well because of the pandemic. If they haven't been bailed out by the Seychelles government by now, that's the government's fault. Carriers like BA and LH received billions in financing to help them weather the storm, and that was months ago. The Seyc...

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by lightsaber
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 8994

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

US decided to accept vaccines approved by FDA, or by WHO, for the purpose of inbound quarantine restrictions. Hence being excluded would be Russian vaccines, Novavax?, Taiwanese vaccines, and various other domestic vaccine production effort in countries around the world. China have two vaccines bei...

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