Search found 2113 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 43
by airfrnt
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 19262

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

I've heard consistently that WN plans to dramatically expand DEN - I think this still has to wait until the new gates are in, but it is worth watching and seeing what happens.

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38554

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

False Equivalence. Local government incentives and government contracts (which actually result in separate products being delivered) do not equal programs that would otherwise be bankrupt and failed, and far below market value plane sales. How do you think the 787 program would have went if Boeing ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38554

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Just as a question, what do you think the payment from Canada to Bombardier was? Both manufacturers get government aid, as has been amply documented in this thread. A 300 percent tariff--which would have put the cost each aircraft sold far beyond the actual cost of making the aircraft--was not 'lev...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38554

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

BOOM! No to corporate welfare! Jim Just as a question, what do you think the payment from Canada to Bombardier was? The 300 percent wasn't warranted adn was typical Trump stupidity. But the fact still remains that this program was rescued and saved by Canadian interference. If you are going to have...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38554

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Excellent news for free trade. Now Boeing please get back to the old ways of Boeing and show some innovation and courage. Forget the ways of McDonnell re hashing old designs and do something which will make you great again. Bill Allen didn’t give the go ahead for the 707 & 747 by complaining ab...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58056

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It was and is a near thing. Airbus and its suppliers get and maintain production at their new minimum of 6 planes a year. EK gets a guarantee of ten years of production. Small question, might EK be pushing for at least one more PIP? And the most comfortable plane will be here for a good piece longe...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58056

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Leahy’s finally manages to close the additional a380 orders he had claimed the last four year. After airbus going public with plans to shutter the line to hold EK hostage here, I suspect it will be a Pyrrhic victor, and other carriers will treat the plane with even more skepticism, but we will see. ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5575

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

I fly the 787 from DEN to LGW all the time, even when I am going to FRA, simply because I feel much better with the higher pressurization and humidity, plus a business seat on Norwegian is typically cheaper then a premium economy seat on LH. I might have to try the A350 though, and see if I get the ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5575

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

In terms of up-gauging, LH has asked DEN before what it would take to do dual level boarding for the A380 (not much). While I could see LH taking the 744 route and going to a 748i, I don't see them going to a A380 anytime soon. I think they will wait to see what the three additional new European fli...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85690

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

One more thought - the focus here is on EK and the A380, but what does this do to absolutely anyone else ordering the A380? There is no reason that anyone would look at the A380, now that Airbus has basically said that the program is one life support to see if EK issues a do-not-recessitate or not. ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85690

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

It's a good tact by Airbus. If Airbus ends the A380 program, EK and the leasing companies take a huge hit in terms of resale value of the (insanely huge) percentage of the overall A380 family that they have a financial interest in. It's like the old saying - if you own the bank money, you are in tro...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5146

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?

short answer is no. Like it or not, ATL is going to get a lot bigger. ATL's 2016 master plan includes a new 6th runway and a brand new 'G' concourse. Also, concourse D and T will become expanded and extended. If need be, and this is way further down the line, they're plans to build a 'H' and 'I' co...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5146

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?

No. The beauty of the midfield concourse design that Atlanta (and Denver) operate is that it is extremely space efficient for expansion of the airport. As a connecting hub, this allows for more and more traffic to be concentrated at a single airport, which in turn also allows more flights that would...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 704154

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

nothing explains it to me. I can't help wondering whether some of what went on in Dubai might be explained by Dubai attempting to persuade the US Senate not to go ahead with this: http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/11/16/senate-tax-bill-contains-stealth-attack-emirates-etihad-qatar/ Hones...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Frontier uses Denver as their hub and they are going through some major expansion airports and routes wise. They could possibly use the extra gates. Given the new order fort aircraft - 134 for Frontier - I'd say so: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/15/frontier-boosts-fleet-size/ "Frontier wil...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

SPREE34 wrote:
39 new gates, and the terminal infrastructure is already reaching it's limits. This ought to be a real goat rope in about 2025.


Between this, and the great haul overhaul, the additional train set, and the replacement of conveyances, what are you concerned about?

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Mildly-related question: does anyone know whether B is *wider* than A and C? It's obviously longer, but somebody was trying to tell me today that he thought B was also wider. I thought maybe that's just because B has two lanes of moving walkways in each direction while the other concourses only hav...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

The city council approved the expansion last night so it looks like construction will start next spring. If you look at the mock-up images of the concourse expansions, it’s interesting to see that the A concourse will feature 9 widebody gates - I wonder if any will feature a 3rd jetbridge for any f...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 704154

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Sometime in the end of the 1960's PanAm founder Juan Trippe said to Boeing CEO Bill Allen regarding the 747: "If you build it, we buy it". And Allen replied: "If you buy it, we build it!" Oh yeah - the good old times when things like this were way simpler than now... :old: To be...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Just curious, could you simply build out the ends of each concourse, under the original terminal design, and add sufficient gates to avoid the need to add Concourse D. I seem to recall reading something back in the day when the airport opened that if fully extended, each concourse was capable of ap...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

As a few have mentioned earlier, I see DL adding unique flights from DEN, they expanded operations when they moved from C to A and added a Sky Lounge. While United, Frontier, and Southwest continue to compete for similar markets, I think DL, with its different US footprint will be the dark horse he...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Southwest leadership has said that the plan is to grow denver to 250 flights, maybe as much as 300, and have it be their largest station. United has called for a 50% capacity increase at DEN. Combined with the growth of F9 at Denver, I don't really know if I can see that as anywhere near being sust...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Is DEN considered gate restricted now? I though each of the big 3 had some slack in their gate utilization at the moment. Granted, more gates would allow more growth, but I was under the impression that lack of DEN gates were not given as a reason for not adding another nonstop city somewhere now. ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Is DEN considered gate restricted now? I though each of the big 3 had some slack in their gate utilization at the moment. Granted, more gates would allow more growth, but I was under the impression that lack of DEN gates were not given as a reason for not adding another nonstop city somewhere now. ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 6781

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

Leahy has been perhaps the biggest reason for Airbu’s success since the introduction of the A320. As with anyone with that much power, who has been there that long, the number of skeletons about to come out of the closet are going to be non-trivial. Ray not getting the job is a pretty strong indicat...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 15015

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

Southwest leadership has said that the plan is to grow denver to 250 flights, maybe as much as 300, and have it be their largest station. United has called for a 50% capacity increase at DEN, and was actually present at the city council meeting where they voted on this proposal to endorse it. In add...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

A couple of more details from the vote on the biz committee in Denver: 1) There will be a additional train added to the train system to increase capacity. 2) They anticipate that this will cover the airport for the next 15 years, or to roughly 80 million passengers. 3) There are growth projections t...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 21774

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

To say that the 787 flies a lot of P2P routes, one has to change the P2P definition to H2P and talk about that P2P always meant H2P. There has been very few real P2P routes opened by the 787 and still fewer that could not have been done by an A330 or 767.. Well to be semantically pedantic, the OP w...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Are there any plans to renovate or at least update the existing concourses? Its my understanding that the extension plans includes some interior work and new concessions. Does this entail that the concourses will receive a general revamp? As much as I like DEN it hasn't seen any major renovations s...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Denver International - 16,000 foot runway
Replies: 16
Views: 3573

Re: Denver International - 16,000 foot runway

Well, if it was at DEN - like the automated baggage handling system - it wouldn't work anyway. He He, is that still an issue? :D Remember when that caused chaos No, it's not an issue any longer - they gave up on the automated system years ago. I've always maintained that it could have been redesign...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Are they planning to expand the immigration and customs facilities now that the A concourse is getting a bunch more international gate capacity? As noted, there is no problem with the actual immigration and customs facilities. The biggest bottleneck is actually the number of international gates, wh...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Is there any architectural renderings or maps of what the concourses will look like after all the work is complete. In regards to the concourse a temporary gates at the east end what's that look like and shouldn't it be ready soon. Not yet, I will post if I come across anything. I would't expect it...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

To put this another way, the airport design in for 60/40 connecting. So far, it has been 60/40 O&D. With this expansion, the airport could easily handle a total shift to 60/40 connecting (assuming the price per emplacement doesn't grow too badly) without breaking a sweat. Then, like ATL, it's o...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Will a 2nd terminal building ever get built north of Concourses C, D, and E at DEN, in addition to the existing main Jeppesen terminal building that is connected to the existing concourses via underground train and to Concourse A via a bridge? Probably not. There is some conversation about maybe do...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Offhand, when will we see the construction of a new terminal? Terminal D? DEN uses the expression concourse for the facilities that provide gates, rather than terminal. This can be a bit confusing to some as there's a project to renovate and revise the current terminal - this is known as the "...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Just curious whats the passenger point the leads to the next concourse being built, I know there is still room for extending the current coueses to full size. So i expect decades. When this was a expansion of just 22 gates, the Airport said that this would take each concourse pretty close to full b...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Anyone have a diagram of the proposed terminal expansions? I believe that YouTube has some videos of the “expansion”. If you YouTube and google search “Denver airport Great Hall Project”, some good details should come up. It’s not an expansion perse, as in the terminals footprint is not expanding, ...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11544

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

DEN needs more international gates, including wide body gates. Things are cramped on Concourse A on certain days. WN shows no signs of slowing down their growth. They may even need more space for international operations if growth continues. Skywest has been growing their EAS network in recent mont...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 176073

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The only way the tarriffs get removed is if Airbus re-imburses the Canadians all the money they spent bailing out the program. Which may actually happen now. It will be interesting to see.

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 15953

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

The one thing I will say is that airplane failures (usually crashes) will lead to the perception that a carrier is inept or the plane is unsafe. A big example of this is Pan Am, when the Lockerbie bombing occurred, most voices immediately characterized it as the fault of the old and slow 747s that P...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16147

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

MFN (most favored nation) clauses typically only occur when the purchasing party has a incredible amount of leverage. I am not sure that pre bankruptcy AA qualified. It's more likely that there were four or five carriers who were offered this contract as a sweetheart deal, and for the exact same amo...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12478

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

This is being Ironic, right? That was the original plan...747s would come from around the country and world and connect at KC. Hence all the city names of airport access streets. Everything about the place, right down to the old TWA maintenance hanger, show an optimism in air travel that never mate...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12478

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

stl07 wrote:
If this happened earlier it would have been MCI instead of STL for the hub. WN implied this many times, but KC was too slow to act


That's the MCI story in one example.

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12478

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

evank516 wrote:
F27500 wrote:
sw733 wrote:
Please tell me which airlines are expanding and creating hubs in the US...



... Much less, in MCI ..


Pretty sure WN would be all over MCI if this happened. Even more than they already are.



Doubtful given they are about to add 10 more gates in Denver.

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12478

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

http://kcilovethisplace.com/wp-content/ ... -Final.pdf


this is one of the four offers.
-->

Indy wrote:
This looks like a pretty good document. Lots of information. It was contained in the Skyscraper City forum.

http://kcilovethisplace.com/wp-content/ ... -Final.pdf


this is one of the four offers.

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12478

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

There was a plan in the early 90s to rebuild the airport to effectively compete with DEN as the best middle of the country airport, but it didn't pass, Does anyone has more on what this proposal was way back when? Tugg IIRC, the book "hard landing" (which is awesome anyways) covers it a b...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12478

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

It looks like they re-put this out to competitive bid. It looks like 1/2 of the designs (four companies bidding) are basically baby ATL/DEN midfield concourses (complete with bridge over a taxi way for one of them). There is a fourth bidder, but their plans were not released to the public, while the...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 28396

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

The great hall project was approved last night (tehncailly this mornig) http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/14/dia-terminal-partnership-faces-crucial-city-council-vote-monday-night/ One very interesting thing that came out of the meeting is that the city has two "proof of concept" plans that...

Jump to post
by airfrnt
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 28396

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

The great hall project goes in front of city council for review today.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 43