Search found 7348 matches

by Polot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 16
Views: 3332

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

BlueSky1976 wrote:
So, no more passenger 747s in the US?
Good... GOOD! :)

Atlas Air still has a couple.

Jump to post
by Polot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 7065

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

AvObserver wrote:
I don't care much about entertainment on domestic flights so I'd likely not pay for WiFi service on a relatively short flight.

You do not need to pay for the WiFi to use the PDE, it is free (same with AA).

Jump to post
by Polot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 121018

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Well if you take range into account for those aircraft models, please do take into account that there is no way a 767-200 could reach 6500nm, that would be a 767-200ER. Same goes for a 767-300/-300ER and A310-200/-300. Not even getting started on the A300 (as certain models could barely make 2000nm...

Jump to post
by Polot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 121018

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The numbers show that the optimized twin aisles for the same mission has an operating empty weight 20% higher. That's probably why they get parked. And that is taking very conservative numbers (most 767s are 7 abreast, A310s 8 abreast & today A321s can take more than 220 seats). They are? Incre...

Jump to post
by Polot
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 88
Views: 24919

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

scbriml wrote:
The damage looks to be pretty substantial, with the fuselage clearly burned through. While it could likely be repaired, I'd be surprised if it's economical to do so.

Multiple spots too, both in front and behind the wing.

Jump to post
by Polot
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 121018

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Polot is exactly correct here. The 757-300's lack of sales was a function of it's poor timing to market, not it's poor economics. Ask any of the carriers operating it - for the carriers that operate it, its one of, if not the, most profitable narrowbodies thanks to its great economics. I believe it...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.

These are not "new" woes. They have been affecting ANA, VS, and others for months now.

And only a portion of NZ's 787s are grounded, not the entire fleet.

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3111

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Everyone is also focused on TIJ->US. Nobody is considering US>TIJ for your return flight (or first flight if US passenger). To get to your flight departing TIJ you have to pass through Mexican customs/immigration as you are entering Mexico from the US and being dropped off at the TIJ departure level...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted

Wasn't there a DC-6 also painted lavender for the roll-out? I thought the roll-out featured an orange 720 and a lavender DC-6. Or was it the other way around? The DC-6 never operated in those colors to my knowledge, and my guess it was used because it was already WFU at DAL. A DC-6 was painted as a...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 121018

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Only 55 757-300's were built compared to 255 A310's. The 757-300 performed poorly in nearly every metric. It couldn't fly transatlantic and it was beaten by a 737 on short haul. I'd argue timing was the biggest problem with the 757-300. If it had entered service in 1990 instead of 1999 (2 years bef...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3111

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

if you fly to TIJ & exit via CBX you don't have to go through Mexican customs/immigration. Yes, you are not subject to a Mexican customs and immigration if you arrive on a domestic flight. I have only arrived on domestic flights in the A concourse. They have the baggage claim in a secure area a...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3111

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

no, no, no. If flying into TIJ & wanting to go to San Diego side, you don't go through Mexican border control or customs. You go through U.S. border control/customs only, which is why it's much easier than actually landing in USA. So any airline(internationally), although think it would suit an...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 5943

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

Permit me to add to the discussion about KLM's so-called 'White-top' livery. It was not launched as a white top, but as a white tail. What people have referred to as KLM's white-top livery resulted from changes to KLM's classic 1960's livery with the aircraft tail painted with light/dark blue horiz...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 39
Views: 5314

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Did Silver ever firm their ATR order?

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 94
Views: 21099

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

So this isn't a 'back door' way for DL to get their hands on the CS without paying the tariffs. DL is simply passing on their slots to another airline in which they have a significant stake. And thereby helping the CSeries program....keeping the 3rd manufacturer alive and kicking.... What 3rd manuf...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7288

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

First sentence: HA will use A321s on routes between Hawaii and mainland. Second sentence: HA will also add extra capacity LAX-OGG and NRT-HNL with A330s. It doesn't say that at all. Do you not see the comma? The pacement of the comma means something. It says "The airline will also add summer f...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 15851

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

ROT371 wrote:
How many A320neos remain on order for QR?

0. QR now has these 50 A321neos on order and that is it from the Neo family.

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 7382

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

So your saying 30 passengers will add 10t to the weight? 30 passengers per Airbus specs would add 2.7t of payload. That would leave 7.6 t for fuel. still not good though. Oh yeah also the 97t limit is due to 2 wheel landing gear, not the wing. Such a stretch would add far more than 30 passengers. T...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 5943

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

One is Aeroflot, the other is Egyptair (or the short lived United Arab Airlines) - and yes, everything was in black & white in those days. :rotfl: ... In reality, the similarity continued even into the era of colour; as you can see both aircraft were highlighted with a light blue cheat line and...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 168531

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

An -8% PIP, sharklets and low passenger count (<400) brings an A380 a long way. Why are you here? You should be running to Airbus, RR, and EK with your -8% PIP and sharklets idea. That is about 2x+ better than what Airbus is offering with the A380Plus. Also why stop there? You know what is even bet...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 15851

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

Actually, thinking about it a little more, I suspect the current PW orders will be cancelled and a new order for 50 CFM powered A321neo will be added. Almost certainly due to contractual issues with the original PW order. Yes, contractual issues is likely why this is a new order and not a conversio...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and the MD-90 at SLC questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Delta and the MD-90 at SLC questions

To answer your second question, DL had 16 MD-90s originally.

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 895
Views: 153902

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

To isolate the A340 type as a failure, seems a little baised / opportunistic. It sold "just" 377 aicraft, but the ROI should be calculated on unique A340 investments only. Not even. When the concept was first conceived, Airbus were very unconvinced they'd ever be able to get the FAA to ag...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 5943

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

I don't think there is an "official" name for that livery, it was just KLM's short lived and often forgotten about livery between the one with the blue stripes on the tail and the familiar blue top livery.

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 105
Views: 26760

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Why are the Trents on 787 having issues and not all the others on A330 and A380's ? Do they have some new metal that doesn't work well at high temperatures ? All Nippon and Virgin seem to be tremendously affected by this at the worst time if year to be. I wonder if any 787 contracts will cancel Rol...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3111

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

all about cost. Are there currently any LCC's heading west from LAX region ? to Asia, South Pacific ? (French Blue to start SFO/PPT in 2018) But TIJ really isn't cheaper to operate out of than LAX and other airports in the region while being further away from the bulk of the market. It wouldn't not...

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 303
Views: 61871

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

The biggest concern is the risk of a thermal runaway, because it cannot be contained. Hence Boeing did not just built a containment box, they also introduced a venting system to keep the temperature under control. May I suggest a modest analogy? Instead of buying a dog to guard the house, Boeing bo...

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE
Replies: 26
Views: 9465

Re: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE

There's something to be said about not giving away a product for free, but there's also the danger of elites deciding that the extra cost of AA is no longer worth it to them (and this is a danger for all the legacy carriers). Hence why AA is not getting rid of MCE in their PE equipped planes. DL is...

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 121018

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The 767 is a very popular plane right now on the used market and don’t forget it is 7 abreast and uses LD2s ;) 767 is a cheap plane :-) http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361025&hilit=values A high value and low value don’t tell the whole story. A 767-300ER with useable lif...

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 94
Views: 21099

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
msycajun wrote:
What if DL takes some of AM's 737s and 738s and AM replaces them with the C Series?

They may not need to go that far, but that would be a very clever move!

Well, for DL. Would kind of suck for AM to be replacing 160 seat 738s with ~110 seat CS100s.

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 49
Views: 11467

Re: French Blue to change its name

What does this have to do with JetBlue? Yeah, they both have Blue in the name, but this name change has nothing to do with B6. (If B6 had that kind of authority, I would guess they would go after AirBlue first as their livery even resembles a cut-rate, no-frills JetBlue livery...!) Maybe I should s...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 8210

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

https://i2.wp.com/www.upinthesky.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Lufthansa.jpg?resize=708%2C531 Congratulations, great achievement of all 25.000 Lufthansa flight attendants working hard on every single flight! Special 747 is also out now! See my earlier comment about Skytrax giving it to airlines wil...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

A 737-8(00) should be able to do ANC-DFW, but the traffic appears to not be there for a non-stop as Alaska prefers a stop en-route (at their SEA hub). The traffic is there, just seasonally. AA runs it with a 757, but up til last week they had next summer's flights scheduled with the 7M8 (upgraded b...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the first A/C type in the Delta fleet to wear the classic widget livery?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: What was the first A/C type in the Delta fleet to wear the classic widget livery?

I believe the DC-8 was first, shortly before the DC-9s entered the fleet in 1965. The early DC-9s of course had the sideways widget at first.

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Widening Fuselage (hypothetical) CS500

You would be redesigning basically the entire aircraft. It would make more sense to just use the A320 and its fuselage if you wanted a 3x3 aircraft in that size range.

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 302
Views: 62889

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

C series at Mobile will probably happen no matter what. Likely cheaper to produce (lower wages) there then at Mirabel, and gets Airbus a C series FAL completely out of BBD's hair when/if they acquire the whole program. Dropping the tariff complaints would likely just push back the timeline some for ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 302
Views: 62889

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

All of DL's domestic planes in Y suck (or will once reconfigured). Don't let the shiny PTVs, new bins, and mood lighting fool you, DL loves packing them in no matter if it Airbus or Boeing.

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 23474

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

This only goes to show that keeping 737-600/-700 going because of Southwest only was a mistake. Usual lack of hindsight by boeing, where much better product would've owned the market at this point. Still... "keep ours, kill McDD" philosophy prevailed at the time, sadly. This doesn't prove...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 8210

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

r2rho wrote:
I guess Skytrax only looks at lounges and long-haul business class, and the economy legroom on their new NEO's did not come into consideration for this...

Skytrax only looks at money and who is willing to pay/advertise them the most.

Jump to post
by Polot
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 9069

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

jetbluefan1 wrote:
That is one long flight to suffer through with 28" pitch :crowded: Does AA even fly MIA-SEA?

Yes, AA started MIA-SEA shortly before AS moved over to FLL about 5 years ago now.

Jump to post
by Polot
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Next Airbus Productline Formation Flight, A339, A351, A321N, A380?
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: The Next Airbus Productline Formation Flight, A339, A351, A321N, A380?

keesje wrote:
I think it’s been a while. The previous big one was, I guess, last year, sporting the A350-900, A320NEO, A330-300 and A380.


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Jump to post
by Polot
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 303
Views: 61871

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

last quote from the Forbes article: Now that Dreamliner battery failures have been deemed "non-reportable" by aviation safety authorities, it is impossible gauge the size or the scope of the problem and that's how some folks seem to want it. The question is "why?" As long as the...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 12248

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

Ryanair has more legroom in their 737's than AA's MAX's. That's all we have to say. The 30" of pitch on AA's 737MAX will be consistent with the pitch currently available on Ryanair's 737s, and many other airlines around the world, including in the U.S. and Europe. Yeah, but there are two probl...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 24
Views: 6076

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

Keep in mind that the entire WOW A321 fleet (apart from GMA and GPA) has 2 ACT’s (extra fuel tanks). It’s not a normal A321NEO that’s being operated to MIA or TLV. An A321LR will have up to 3 ACT’s but for most operators, they’ll have 2 ACT’s at most. This means that the WOW A321neo is effectively ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-900 Only 8 First Class Seats?
Replies: 12
Views: 4525

Re: UA 737-900 Only 8 First Class Seats?

Right now UA will only display 8 seats, as that is the minimum number of F in their narrowbodies (8F in their A319s). They do this to minimize issues in case they later switch the equipment since the flight is still ~5 months out. Later on when it is closer to the flight date the 739 seat map will b...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 749
Views: 220546

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

At 251t, that MTOW is super close to that of the 787-9. Now it hangs on how much more/less efficient the A330Neos are than the 787, and how this impacts range. I'm surprised the A330 airframe is still hanging on Leeham compared the 330-800neo and 330-900neo, correctly I believe, to the 787-9 and 78...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 217
Views: 59935

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Yes MH’s A380s are not leases. Plus MH intends to use them for their own charter venture, unless that plan has fallen through with the new CEO.

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1136
Views: 55807

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

The TRB’s mission is to advance and promote transportation through new tech and innovation. While most of its funding is public money it is an independent organization, it is not part of the US government. Grants are available to anyone who feels their research qualifies and wishes to submit a propo...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's N878DN stored ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: DL's N878DN stored ?

???

Flightaware is currently showing N878DN flying SLC-ATL right now.

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 226469

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I still think that the -9X will bring range/payload reduction compared to the -300ER. Even with a full pax and fuel payload the -300er will still have room/weight to spare. The -9X won't. The higher pax+paylaod count+ 50,000 lbs heavier base OEW will no doubt eat into the range... question is by ho...

Jump to post