mxaxai wrote:Must be weird not having the likes of... Qatar airways as launch customer.
Following the critical Stuff.co.nz article posted above, the New Zealand Herald has now also posted a critical piece on the new video: "This is a rare and very distasteful mis-step on the marketing front for an airline that usually manages its messages very well." See: http://www.nzherald...Jump to post
It just means that the supervisor was rational enough to let the issue go because the bag was just a bit larger than the box in which it was placed. Out of interest, would you be happy to continue an instrument approach if the cloudbase was just a bit below minima? Or take off because the aeroplane...Jump to post
My posts continue to be deleted, we've lost a number of valued and regular contributors over the years, Koruman, NZ1 etc. I'm tempted to be another. I fail to see why correcting grossly misleading comments is against the "rules". Isn't NZ1 still on this site, and a moderator no less: View...Jump to post
There are quite a few of us regional av-geeks on here - mariner is one too (AFAIK). It's a shame that regional is barely talked about here. I actually prefer the comings and goings of the small fry to the big airlines. They attract less attention and people get less het-up about them. https://s31.p...Jump to post
PanHAM wrote:The Headline is 50% right and 50% wrong. I don't have to explain which part is wrong.
Historically, many engines could be fit on different frames such as the RB211 and the CF6. Why isn't the RR Trent 1000 an option on the B748 just like the GEnx is? Finally, is it possible to fit a B748 GEnx-2B to a B788? According to GE, albeit having identical core and similar materials the -2B fe...Jump to post
Looks good but strange. I don't know whats weirder. QF colours on a A320 or Qantaslink titles on a 180 seat aircraft Looks weird to see an A320 in QF colours! Indeed. Who would have thought a few years ago that that these would be in circulation now: 4867227,4444067 4698125,4052381 All in WA via su...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:an MD-80 body, with a 787 cockpit, and smaller 787 engines. Who knows. We all know that Boeing does get creative sometimes.
No, please I cannot imagine.
Meanwhile at the CFM front: And the alternative supplier, CFM International, is so behind on deliveries that Enders personally brought the matter to the attention of leadership of CFM International joint-venture partners General Electric (GE) and Safran. ... The Airbus CEO also makes clear that Pra...Jump to post
Long live the 737, with many more frames to come! :) Indeed it is astounding to think that if they deliver their current order backlog, they will be 45% of the way to the next 10,000! As someone who became interested in aviation when the 727 was the benchmark for the highest selling airliner, it is...Jump to post
For all the desire to see new routes by the hundredfold in these threads over the recent months, there seems to be an awful lot of complaining now that we have one... I too would love to see Air NZ fly to Korea. I would be surprised if it isn't on the ten year planning horizon. But just because I'm ...Jump to post
I doubt that satellites can see much more in conditions that make the use of helicopters difficult to impossible. Perhaps locating an ELT could be possible but I'm not sure if any satellites at all are currently used to do that. Since the changeover from the old 121.5/243MHz standard to the new 406...Jump to post
I assume 64 to be possible without building a new FAL, TSN and BFM could move to 8 a month. AFAIK the facilities at TSN and BFM are sized for 4/month. There have been talks of increasing that, but it would imply expanding facilities. The last FAL expansion for the A320 family happened in XFW . That...Jump to post
Congrats to Boeing!!...10’000 is no joke... Out of curiosity, how many civil aircraft have surpassed this milestone to date?... Faro In the transport category? Just the DC-3 at 16,079, although that needs a bit of a pro viso since the bulk of production was for the C-47 (10,048), which was a milita...Jump to post
phatfarmlines wrote:Egypt built a new airport so tourists can shave off 20 minutes of driving time to the pyramids?
Truly astounding...We still have hundreds of 744's in service, with carriers flying them until they are 25 years old... but A380's getting parked after barely 12 years. Why won't SQ sign a lease for another 12-years? I'm sure a great leasing deal is to be had... This is a situation where Airbus cou...Jump to post
Back in the days of V Australia they flew to Johannesburg. It didn't last long.
Well that's unexpected. I had imagined a second AKL-DXB A380 service was gong to replace the Australian one-stoppers.
Your options are extremely limited if that’s truly the case. Nah, just charter one of the last few DC-8s. That's safer than a twin, right? Silly comment when there are hundreds of A380s, 748s and A340s around. No way I´d fly on a Twin over the open Pacific. What a horror to depend on one engine on ...Jump to post
Not my fault the A380 didn't sell better, it was the engine manufacturers fault, it's not fair.... I must have missed him saying that. Can you point to him saying that is the reason it didn't sell? I think he is just voicing his disappointment that the engine OEMs told him there is no new engine te...Jump to post
DEN will gain them seamless access to the Rockies for winter and summer sports. Many prime spots do not have direct flights from LAX, SFO or IAH. But whether this in itself justifies the service I'm not sure. Perhaps 3 x weekly? LAX, SFO, and IAH all have multiple flights across the Rockies? United...Jump to post
NTLDaz wrote:Whilst this rumour probably has no legs and notwithstanding any performance issues out of Denver it's not completely bonkers.
QF do Vancouver for the ski crowd so there is a precedent of sorts.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what actually makes this an indigenous livery? I know QF has done this before, but what part of the livery actually references indigenous people? Without any sort of actual reference, most people would probably assume it to be little more than an elaborate pa...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Duality wrote:with the Costa Rica crash, very sobering....
Those plus the An 148 in Moscow and the 2 P&W US widebody incidents. Thus hasn't been a good week for commercial aviation.
For anyone interested, here is a rendition of the new proposed runway at AKL, expected to be operational in 2028: I didn't think AIAL would be the kind of company to splash out on two parallel taxiways! :lol: Interesting observation, I hadn't looked at that detail. But wait there's more: https://sc...Jump to post
Another point is that airstairs, including integrated ones, were the norm at the time, so a design with the doors further from the ground had disadvantages. I fondly remember disembarking from the rear airstairs on the 727. Like emerging from the bowels of a mechanical beast. :) To VirginFlyer's po...Jump to post
It will take airbus about 3 year before they get at the same milestone with the A320. Having started deliveries 20 years after Boeing. :) Exactly!! Without wanting to get into this absurd urination contest which seems to happen whenever a milestone for an Airbus or Boeing type is discussed, prior t...Jump to post
It's all still back to front, domestic terminal will run parallel with the longest runway, while international will migrate and grow towards the northern runway. I'm not going to rule out a change that see's the new 'Pier C' become the domestic terminal, with regional services coming off that towar...Jump to post
Hm. All of the points posed here bring up the question as to why Boeing even did the design they did when developing the 727. If anything, the rear end of the 727's area (everything where the tail is) would be even HEAVIER with the middle engine that has the S-duct inlet. Also, do low bypass engine...Jump to post
Would a change of engine selection to CFM be on the cards given CFM efforts to ramp up production? Don't forget that Air New Zealand Engineering and P&W have hitched their wagons together with the Christchurch Engine Centre. While a switch to CFM couldn't be ruled out if the PW1000 programme co...Jump to post
3) Put the enpenage's control surfaces far away from the center of lift for efficiency. Actually I believe this is one design consideration where a T-tail can help, with a swept fin allowing the horizontal stabiliser to be placed further aft than the end of the fuselage. I am under the impression t...Jump to post
...er, isn't deep stall an issue? The HS Trident was a T tail. Got into a stall soon after take off. The wing masked the tail plane and the result was a flat spin. In fairness, the Trident, along with numerous other T-tailed types such as the 727, C-141, BAC 1-11, DC-9, F28, VC10, Il-62, Tu-134, Tu...Jump to post
Here's the announcement from the Governor's office, which contains a little more detail than the Star Advertiser article: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/la ... l-airport/
You can read the article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/02/13/breaking-news/daniel-k-inouye-airport-to-get-new-1-1-billion-concourse/ I am confused. First they were going to build a new pier where the old interisland teminal is. But like all contructions projects in Hawaii, it is delayed or is...Jump to post
FR24 business accounts show indicated airspeed fed directly from the flight deck instruments. https://i.imgur.com/FIDEux4.jpg The IAS indicator recorded an airspeed of 784 knots when the groundspeed was just 380 knots. Unless the aircraft suddenly encountered a 400knot tailwind, the instruments wer...Jump to post
I wonder what the 17 orders for unidentified customers and the 17 cancellations were? V/F probably the same customer switching to MAX note the 737 allocations on the Boeing page reflect 10 NG which are the P-8s, the 1 Max is probably a typo and should be 17 max considering how long it took Boeing t...Jump to post
Just out of curiosity, can someone calculate a rough V/S based on 30-35 degree AOA and 800 km/h? Just curious if that may explain some of the early transponder data. With Angle = 0 degrees being level flight you have: Vertical speed = sin(Angle)*Airspeed Horizontal speed = cos(Angle)*Airspeed Verti...Jump to post
While a lot of effort was put into the 737 MAX improvements, it's hardly as significant as a fair number of other nominees on this list. Agreed. I thought the 787 ought to have made it into the list ahead of the 737 MAX. Or has it already done so before? Boeing won the Collier Trophy for the 787 in...Jump to post
Just read this article I attached. Some are saying the pilot steered the plane away from populated areas to avoid loss of life from it going down into homes or buildings. This often gets said, and while I'm sure we would all like to think pilots will do their best to do this, the truth is the major...Jump to post
The 737 MAX has been nominated for the Collier Trophy for "the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.” It seems odd; I didn't think the 737MAX was such a great technical achievement. Does it have any great technical achievement? Nominees are Cirrus Aircraft Vision SF50...Jump to post
Could the sonic boom from the SR-71 be heard when it was at altitude? The height it flew at (perhaps up to 100,000ft) is surely pushing the limits for gas turbine powered aircraft before needing to move to rocket propulsion. At high altitudes like that you run into a number of issues, in particular ...Jump to post
Can you experience somatogravic illusion in the clouds? I realize the few times people have thought this as a cause it's been at night (fly dubai 981) but could this happen in IMC conditions? Yes, that illusion is possible whenever there is a lack of a clear horizon visible. Whether that was what h...Jump to post
It has been a pretty bad weekend for weather disruptions, with multiple cancellations to destinations around the country. Wellington was closed by fog from Saturday afternoon, and I saw plenty of regional flights around the North Island being affected by delays and cancellations. By last night the a...Jump to post
http://www.vikingair.com/company-careers/media-centre/viking-opens-30th-country-sale-twin-otter-series-400-united-energy Can't say I was expecting a Twotter order at Singapore. Glad to see another home for a Viking 400, don't know how close they are to running through their white tails. There were ...Jump to post