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Old 11-22-2019, 03:47 AM   #921  
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If you are going to throw mud around the barnyard, at least get your facts straight. ALL the USAir birds came with steam gauges because that is how they were ordered by USAir. SWA birds were steam gauge to begin with. The Alaska birds have EFIS, just like one of the original Swift planes (803).
I think it was Piedmont who was the launch customer for the 3/400 in '84 who ordered all with steam guages. Of course they became US Air birds . The CP was afraid of his guys transitioning to a glass cockpit. In 84 there were still guys who had been with company since the YS11, martin 404 days .
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:24 PM   #922  
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They arent sitting in the desert with EFIS avionics in the panels. Especially since there are few remaining 737/757/767 EFIS screens. This is why Nolinor has converted its -200C and AA/ABX/ATI/FedEx/UPS 757/767 are going to LCD STC’s as well. Meanwhile Swift could care less about the future or commonality, or WAAS LPV/RNP and opts for the cheapest option. They are going to stay a crusty 73 operator. Thats not mud, thats the business plan.
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I heard that one of the large freight operators bought every 75/76 ADI HSI tube they could and are keeping them warehoused. Most 75/76’s are getting STC’d with new glass panels.
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Maybe I should have said thinking you know more than what the book says is a problem.
Boom...well put. You must be an instructor and a couple mistakes ahead of me.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:23 PM   #925  
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Boom...well put. You must be an instructor and a couple mistakes ahead of me.
The adage "you have a bag of luck and a bag of experience...."
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I heard that one of the large freight operators bought every 75/76 ADI HSI tube they could and are keeping them warehoused. Most 75/76’s are getting STC’d with new glass panels.
Yep,

We are living in exciting times. What once were the most technologically advanced aircraft, are now dinosaurs.

The 737 is out of service but remains the pax favorite since its become the 757 hybrid.Its a transatlantic bird now too with ETOPS 180.

The 747 is DONE.

The 757 was cutoff too quickly and now the Airbus 321 is filling the void.

The 767 is no longer the transatlantic king but instead flies MIA>JFK and intra Asia.

The 777’s earlier models are replaced by 787’s.

Turboprop regional frames are replaced with Embraer jets that are more advanced than the 737NG.

The Q400 has more advanced avionics than most legacy airline widebody aircraft and is capable of CAT3 single engine approaches with a HUD.

SPIRIT and FRONTIER are highly profitable and maintain profit with the minimal market share position IN ADDITION to have the ‘newest/youngest’ fleet. Meanwhile up until a few weeks ago you can catch a ride on Deltas maddogs for a premium fare.

When the market has this many voids and bubbles and deficiencies, competition and innovation breed winners. If Swift was going to be around long term and really profit, there would be ‘swift’ change. The people that want to stay around as players ARE DIGGING THEIR HEELS IN AND STAKING CLAIMS. iAero is uninspired smash and grab.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:45 AM   #927  
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The iAeroGroup investment in the 2 companies on 36th street, and Swift, seems logical at first glance.
But then they allow continued mismanagement from Swift.
2 emergency landings, in less than a week due to Maintenance. Flight Crew members are afraid to fly the aircraft. Instead of getting to the planes fixed properly, they continue to punish people for refusing to fly broke airplanes. Safety department, Quality Control department, completely failed and ineffective.
But then again, this is what 36th street is well known for.
Just had hopes.... So much money invested, but nothing changed. From the beginning of this thread until NOW.
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