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As far as I know, there is no actual flying boat in use at an airline. The flying boats that are still in commercial operation are typically used for fighting forest fires or maritime patrol. This may change in the near future since there are currently at least two flying boats in development that might be used by airlines: Dornier Seastar CD2: This is a ...


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Searching through the Aviation Herald database for incidences with the word tree, I found 3 cases: An Eagle Air Let L410 contacted a tree during departure from Lankien in South Sudan. The right wing tip was damaged, but the aircraft continued to its destination, where the wing tip was repaired: A China Eastern Airbus A320 contacted trees during a go-around ...


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Last time I was there (fifteen or so years ago) there was a thriving commercial air passenger operation, including at least a couple scheduled flights (weekly, I believe, not daily), at the north end of Lake Washington (near Seattle), officially in either Bothell or Woodinville, Washington state (comments reminded me it's Kenmore Air, in Kenmore, WA). There ...


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There is at least one jet flying boat, the Beriev B-200, in production. The Wikipedia article gives it a capacity of 72 passengers. I don't know how many (if any) are employed in an airliner role, though this variant has a "pressurised and air conditioned cabin allowing transportation of up to 72 passengers. The passenger variant is the BE-210 shown ...


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Four or five years ago or so, Pacific Coastal Airlines spun off its seaplane division as Wilderness Seaplanes, which flies scheduled service in a fleet of four Grumman Gooses in British Columbia.


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The position of the sun's reflection on the fuselage nose shows that it is positioned very low – a clear indication of an Embraer type. The lower wing sweep and the long tailcone also indicate as much and are a clear indication against a larger twin like the Boeing 737 or the A320. This leaves the E 179, 175, 190 or 195 as possible candidates. The 190/195 ...


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Yes, for example an MD-83 operating as American Airlines flight 1752 impacted trees on a ridgeline (and an ILS antenna!) on approach to Bradley Internal Airport in Connecticut in 1995. It ultimately landed short with no fatalities and one "minor" injury. The NTSB report AAR96-05 is currently here, but probably subject to link rot (so I'll post the ...


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There are 2 big reasons: Speed costs lots of money. Fighter jets can go much faster than passenger jets but they spend most of their time cruising as the same speeds because it is more fuel efficient. Faster airplanes need more exotic materials and would be more expensive to build. The engines would need to be bigger and more powerful and would cost more, ...


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Excluding those aircraft in your question the answer is no. The 747 started really as a cargo aircraft, but given that more and more aircraft are available, the cost of development of another cargo only aircraft doesn’t make sense. Cargo operators can just buy old passenger aircraft, and they will continue to as the cost of development of aircraft is ...


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With straight wings the root extension method is very common. Airplanes that come to mind are Me-109 H (high altitude version with increased span) Beech Twin Bonanza and Model 65 Queen Air (used the Bonanza wing from the engines out) SB-10 (uses SB-9 wings stuck to a new carbon-epoxy center wing). This is impractical with swept wings because of the strong ...


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Not "air carrier service", but Viking Air acquired from Bombardier the type certificates and continues to produce the CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 and CL-415EAF as an aerial firefighter, an amphibious aircraft. Again, not "air carrier service" but a true flying boat, Coulson Flying Tankers effectively grounded the last Martin Mars water-bomber ...


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Passenger airplanes do fly at the cruising speeds of most fighter jets. Most fighter jets cruise subsonically between Mach 0.8-0.9 (to extend range), which is a typical cruising speed of jet transport category airplanes: A320: long range cruise 0.78M, high speed cruise 0.8M B777: cruise speed 0.84M Global 7500: long range cruise 0.85M, high speed cruise 0....


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The business case for combi's has little to do with air travel in that regard. The only significant change you will see industry wide, as air travel recovers over the next several years, is every airliner adding HEPA filtration to its cabin air recirculation system. It's a good time to be a manufacturer of HEPA retrofit filtration kits.


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like @sanchises say you should add the date, time and location. It's much easier to reference that with one of the tracking websites out there than to try and identify an airliner from a few pixels. – But if you make few research,you can find this: And this This is 737 photo and 737 shadow figure ...and it looks like your photo.the livery looks like the ...


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The bail-out procedure is usually only available on the first and second prototypes, which are the riskiest because they are usually designated for testing aerodynamics, dynamics, performance and flight controls, as well as for envelope expansion. Obviously, it's only used as a last resort when recovery is deemed impossible. In an efficient and professional ...


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NORDIC Seaplanes flies daily between the two largest Danish cities.


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