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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

It is physically impossible for a heavier, wider, more expensive aircraft with more drag, higher paid crews that work less and are 1 person larger to have a lower trip cost than a smaller, lighter, cheaper aircraft with lower paid more productive crews. Did those French Canadians make a magic aircr...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

ALC has a conference call for 8/5/2021. They state they have placed 15 A220 (of 50). I would love to know with what airlines. In particular if not known A220 operators. https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2021/05/07/air-lease-corp-al-q1-2021-earnings-call-transcript/?source=eptyholnk0000...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It matters if everyone is vaccinated. If everyone isn't vaccinated, what matters is the impact on the health system. art : Well BoJo said we should get used to more death so unfortunately it seems he expects things to get worse on that front. What should matter is hospital and intensive care capaci...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 282
Views: 57336

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Please do not mock other posters.

moderators have to delete all post the quote that.

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

I'm not sure I agree with the premise that market demand for sub-175 seat space is that much smaller. Airlines are only upgauging because the larger narrowbody aircraft tend to have lower CASM than smaller ones of the same family type. As time goes on, the aircraft/engine improvements seem to have ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 447
Views: 36516

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

We can impede as much as possible but the messaging has been horrible. I live in Canada and many of public health officials should be fired because their communication general lack of compassion and paralyzing fear is now becoming very destructive. Since most of you are Americans Fauci is similar b...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Personally, I think the whole idea that the A220 will neatly take over the low end of the A320 family to be fanciful. In addition to your question, how do you convince airlines to give up the benefits of being a part of the huge A320 ecosystem and sharing pilots, FAs, and mechanics across the famil...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

ALC has a conference call for 8/5/2021. They state they have placed 15 A220 (of 50). I would love to know with what airlines. In particular if not known A220 operators. https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2021/05/07/air-lease-corp-al-q1-2021-earnings-call-transcript/?source=eptyholnk00002...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 679
Views: 158102

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

As to Disneyland discounting, I think the lack of vaccines for age newborn through 11 constrains families. I personally cancelled any hopes of a Disneyworld trip in 2021 with an unvaccinated child (due to age). That is my decision, but I bet a common choice, but we will still fly to Florida. I worry...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It is probably time for unvaccinated people to be asked/told they are unwelcome. Those medically advised to not vaccinate can be accommodated, and lets get the next younger group vaccinated. Trump rightfully can be proud of his administrations enabling vaccine development to happen and get funded s...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana sues Embraer over E2 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Re: Air Astana sues Embraer over E2 issues

I stumbled upon the Simple flying link and my first response was I didn't know about grounded E2s! What I found most interesting is new subsystems are having problems and the transition training doesn't adequately cover those subsystems. Airlines suing an OEM is... interesting. It has made legal pre...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

So I guess this is another thread turned into a debate over the A220, rather than discussing the actual topic, sales campaigns. There have been some speculated sales campaigns in many comments. We now know Southwest is not in the list any more. Perhaps someone can make a list of on-going sales camp...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 71620

Re: What is Delta Doing?

FYI - even in the best of times, it's challenging to find a single airline to take on seven used widebodies and/or thirty narrowbodies in a relatively short time period. LAXIntl's used aircraft listing shows that average transaction prices among the 359 dropped 25% YOY. DL is known for setting mark...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 679
Views: 158102

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

I am with others anticipating that DL received good pricing. I'll accept 29 used 739ER from LionAir. I am personally more excited about the narrowbodies. Why? See below Good Luck finding more used A350’s. Delta had zero slack in their wide body fleet before. The 777 used market could have been advan...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10525

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

I think they should look at the 900 instead. It still sold reasonably and has good ASM costs. The 700 didn't sell at all for the last 8 years even while still available. Lufthansa had theirs for sale, less than 10 years old, well overhauled and most ended up scrapped because almost noone wanted the...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 25112

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

No..but an Airbus launch of the A350F with folding wingtips is not beyond the pale. UPS are a prime target, the technology is there. You would not need to change the wing - just fold it. Ive always believed that the A380s biggest mistake was not offering folded tips to keep it in Code E width categ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10525

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

ikolkyo wrote:
Really hope they aren’t complete done with the Spacejet, it’s the only new aircraft that meets scope.

While I agree, I always follow the money and it looks like a scope compliant GTF isn't going to happen.


On topic:
Is UA really going to hire more CRJ550? I am very skeptical.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It matters if everyone is vaccinated. If everyone isn't vaccinated, what matters is the impact on the health system. art : Well BoJo said we should get used to more death so unfortunately it seems he expects things to get worse on that front. What should matter is hospital and intensive care capaci...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3270

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Anti ship missiles work also against an invasion, though. And SAM against dropping troops. It's not like Hong Kong at all. Hong Kong is linked to the mainland, and Hong Kong was given back in 1997 anyway. What happened recently in HK is nothing like what China taking over Taiwan would be. Well, unl...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It matters if everyone is vaccinated. If everyone isn't vaccinated, what matters is the impact on the health system. art : Well BoJo said we should get used to more death so unfortunately it seems he expects things to get worse on that front. What should matter is hospital and intensive care capaci...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qingdao Jiaodong airport opening soon
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: New Qingdao Jiaodong airport opening soon

Whenever posters ask about where people will fly, I point out expansion in China, India, and Indonesia. As much as I would like to see a greenfield airport at say London or New York, I do not see the political will to build. Aviation will grow tremendously the next decade. It just might be where the...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Sorry to nitpick, 100% of unvaccinated, two dozen people, caught Delta. (Slightly less worse than posted quantity.) Australia is having trouble keeping up with tracing with Delta. I wouldn't panic, but they are now in the race vaccines vs. infections, in my opinion. Lightsaber NSW Health reported o...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 95826

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

So the 75.8m actual supply and 80.2+m available supply may well be both true, and likely are given the current circumstances with demand for AZ so low. But I've been over this before, and if you want to ignore it to make a point, what can I do. Technically both can be true but a quick glance at the...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 95826

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The EU needs jabs in arms. Personally, reserve Pfizer for 12+ to accelerate the quantity of people vaccinated to slow the spread would be a wise move. Unfortunately that isn't a problem in Germany, since the folks in charge if vaccination recommendations don't recommend vaccinating the 12-17 year o...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A couple of anecdata points from Australia where vaccinations are still low due to supply issues (and risk assessment around AZ), but infections are also so low that even the lay person can see patterns: - 40 people attended a party two weeks ago in Sydney, including a person infected with the Delt...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 95826

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

"The judge ordered delivery of 80.2 million doses by 27 September 2021. To date, the Company has supplied more than 70 million doses to the European Union and will substantially exceed 80.2 million doses by the end of June 2021." :lol: https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-cent...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48780

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

[quote="tphuang"] Right and as A220 continue to ramp up in production, it will have higher per year production than 787. Eventually, it will have much higher delivery rate than 787. So, it will have plenty of time to turn profit and erase initial production losses. [quote] That sums it up....

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by lightsaber
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will have more debt now, AA or UA ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4218

Re: Who will have more debt now, AA or UA ?

It is worth discussing that UA will be taking on a huge amount of lease obligations. However, the aircraft do not come immediately https://www.forbes.com/sites/benbaldanza/2021/07/01/united-airlines-big-aircraft-order-has-upsides-and-risks/?sh=53f4c06d4db1 Now I didn't like how that article was writ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 156275

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

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Folks, UA has been clean they are not buying a smaller aircraft. As this is a UA order thread, as much as I personally adore the A220, please take the A220 discussion to another thread.
May I suggest this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1457803&start=100

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by lightsaber
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

So, NYC is going to put unvaccinated people in an elevator and take them up to the vaccination site? I’ve been in those elevators, social distancing is not possible. Even with masks, isn’t the increased risk of transmission a problem? That’s a little tongue in cheek there. I think it’s a good thing...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 156275

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Discuss the topic, not other users.

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

As someone who reads and interprets charts for a living, it saddens me that the US' hospitilizations have flat lined: https://ourworldindata.org/covid-hospitalizations The UK is slowly going up, but very slowly. Israel is up, but by Epsilon At least deaths are still going down. I'm sad on the rate i...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

Neat idea. I wanted my kids to have the "Happiest vaccination on early" (Disneyland) but that is for Orange County residents only. :( And the younger one isn't eligible yet... I think getting a vaccine in a place worth bragging about will increase uptake. I hope that happens. Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon
Replies: 33
Views: 5847

Re: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon

You don’t need to fight, just move on to a better offer of which there are plenty. Firing your employer, “take this job and shove it” is very satisfying. I did it 2 years prior to civil service retirement eligibility when I didn’t like the deal anymore. Too many people live their lives in chains, n...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing backlog
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: Airbus and Boeing backlog

Some production items have a lead time of 18 months (castings and forgings) which create a lead time of 24 months for engines. As noted above, paperwork plus material lag times can easily add another 6 months. However, vendors can only surge a little before hiring additional staff. Vendors demand 36...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 156275

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

United views 737 Max 7s as potential 737-700 replacements https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/united-views-737-max-7s-as-potential-737-700-replacements/144377.article Not sure if this has been shared. Maybe more MAX order is coming? I guess it would be cheaper than introducing the A220. Interesting...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 447
Views: 36516

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Interesting link on Delta propogation. 57% of cases in the mountain states are Delta. 38% in California and Arizona. It is still making its was to the east coast. https://news.yahoo.com/news/effective-covid-19-vaccines-against-152740353.html Fun, fun. A spike is coming as the UK has shown, 49% of th...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 447
Views: 36516

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Some strong rises are starting to show up in the US daily cases. Missouri, has two days of 1200 Plus cases. Other states are starting to rise as well going into the 4th holiday weekend. (Georgia, Ohio, Arkansas) We could be looking at the rise of the delta variant. It will be interesting to see how...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 447
Views: 36516

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Some strong rises are starting to show up in the US daily cases. Missouri, has two days of 1200 Plus cases. Other states are starting to rise as well going into the 4th holiday weekend. (Georgia, Ohio, Arkansas) We could be looking at the rise of the delta variant. It will be interesting to see how...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 67275

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Global X will take up to five A321 P2F: https://asianaviation.com/st-engineering-signs-loi-to-lease-a321-conversions-to-globalx/ Anyone having an overview how many A321 P2F / PCF conversions have been ordered today, and for whom? How many have been converted too? I do not know of a summary. Here's ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 447
Views: 36516

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Some strong rises are starting to show up in the US daily cases. Missouri, has two days of 1200 Plus cases. Other states are starting to rise as well going into the 4th holiday weekend. (Georgia, Ohio, Arkansas) We could be looking at the rise of the delta variant. It will be interesting to see how...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Pediatric vaccination rates need to pickup ASAP. Numbers I have seen are abysmal nationwide. I hope parents realize from first shot to full immunity is a six week process. I know kids had a late start but it will be too late once kids go into air tight classrooms filled with unmasked kids. Birds of...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 48267

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

What fraction of Spirit's fleet is flying? I'm curious how much they rebounded. Lightsaber Planespotters.net is showing 150 out of 161 flying now. I don't know the exact pre-pandemic fleet size but, if 150 is accurate, i think that is more planes than Spirit has ever flown in its history. Sounds ab...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 239
Views: 51376

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

After a 3-month review, the Korean Development Bank (KDB) has approved KE-OZ merger integration plan. KE last hurdle is approvals from five antitrust regulators - South Korea, United States, European Union, China, and Japan before it can proceed with the proposed deal. https://www.aerotime.aero/282...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2529
Views: 170158

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://news.yahoo.com/news/delta-variant-surges-outbreaks-return-121753569.html This is very sad: At least 20 Indonesian doctors who received both doses of Sinovac have died. We need to continue to fund vaccine effective production/distribution and get out billions of doses. We also need to vaccina...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear
Replies: 43
Views: 6862

Re: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear

Can’t think of any negatives with a nice tall landing gear, it gives good clearance from the possibility of tail, wingtip or engine nacelle strikes and allows for easy fuselage stretches A short landing gear on the other hand does not and can create unforeseen consequences, no better example of tho...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United returns to profitability
Replies: 68
Views: 10883

Re: United returns to profitability

Please post on topic. When no one would never guess the topic from the post, that is off topic.

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 156275

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Sorry if this is a bad question but what do they plan on doing with all those MAX 10’s? 250 seems like an awful lot of them. They seem like they would be ideal for transcon routes. I think part of the logic is that they're looking to expand premium seating (everything above economy) by 75%. That's ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man jumps out of moving plane at LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 8419

Re: Man jumps out of moving plane at LAX

Please post on topic.
Take non-aviation discussion to the non-Av forum.

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 25112

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

Crazy to think up until 2027, 767's will still be rolling of the production line. Quality design that has stood the test of time well. We have found them to be a good frame for the e-commerce side, but we dont use new builds....they are all P2F's....... While DL's retirements will increase stock, I...

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