Im going to venture a crazy guess and say it's SAA announcing an A350 MOU.
Could be Aeroflot too but it would be a shame, their current livery is great.
Last guess is Delta, but that too would be a shame and too soon.
So do you apply the same requirement to any travel? Then you should better never travel on modern high speed trains. Noise causes a lot of health problems, and that is particularly true for the cabin crew who spend much of their working time in the rather noisy environment of an aircraft cabin. If ...Jump to post
There are pictures of BUK supposedly being hauled around Eastern Ukraine. But there is no evidence of it actually crossing the border. And no photographic evidence of it ever being seen in Russia. Here is the photo evidence you are looking for from the JIT MH17 Investigation: Enjoy, https://www.you...Jump to post
Waterbomber is wrong on every Count but most Readers will agree to that. Senseless to argue with him. I have a question for you. LH tried in MXP with a brand new start-up, Lufthansa Italia. They had the whole hub at their disposal, an ailing new AZ, a welcoming airport, the big mass of being a bran...Jump to post
You sound like a Russian troll. Don't be so abrasive... It is a matter of noticing the behavior of a target. This one was very high, at airliner height in fact. The TELAR has an altitude readout, it also has an elevation display. Then there is the already mentioned fact that the TELAR had been park...Jump to post
And even if at the end of the day, they can prove that it was a Russian army finger that pulled the trigger, they still need to prove intent to kill innocent civilians rather than this being a collateral accident of a civil war. They would also need to prove that the order came from higher hierarch...Jump to post
Well then why has it had the opposite effect? Did it? I don't know that it had any effect on the Russian border war. Another answer would be that somebody miscalculated. The downing of the MH17 was a tipping point in the civil war, in favor of Western forces. In days prior to that crash, several Uk...Jump to post
why would Russia do this? One answer to that is that somebody wanted the border war with Ukraine to heat up to a full scale war which would bring Ukraine back under Russian control and show those whimps in the west who is who. The Americans did something similar in the Gulf of Tonkin. Well then why...Jump to post
A prosecutor is just a lawyer representing a state. It doesn't mean anything that a lawyer pretends to have proof until the proof is laid out in a court of law that has jurisdiction and is neutral, where the defendants present their own proof and defense, and a ruling can be made. There's no such th...Jump to post
I really wonder if it makes sense for Oneworld to keep QF as a hostile member. CX, JL, MH and BA could form their own Kangaroo alliance offering a wide choice of service, convenience, and pricing. Also, I'm hoping for direct A380 service from BA to both MEL and SYD, crushing QF and EK in their wake...Jump to post
I really wonder if it makes sense for Oneworld to keep QF as a hostile member. CX, JL, MH and BA could form their own Kangaroo alliance offering a wide choice of service, convenience, and pricing. Also, I'm hoping for direct A380 service from BA to both MEL and SYD, crushing QF and EK in their wake....Jump to post
The real issue is that many airlines today are run by clueless managers. You can be a director and pretend to be the one running the show. In reality, most directors don't know what they're doing. They make decisions based on what others are doing, aka monkey see, monkey do. A few examples are the U...Jump to post
Surely politics are playing their role too. After the whole BBD saga, Canada is very pissed at Boeing. AC probably got a good deal on the MAX. Airbus was ahead after launching the NEO earlier and Boeing needed sales to catch up. If I were AC's CEO back then I would have bought 100 x CS300 in exchan...Jump to post
Surely politics are playing their role too. After the whole BBD saga, Canada is very pissed at Boeing. AC probably got a good deal on the MAX. Airbus was ahead after launching the NEO earlier and Boeing needed sales to catch up. If I were AC's CEO back then I would have bought 100 x CS300 in exchang...Jump to post
They will run out of hours/cycles/parts/profitability eventually and I expect there won't be a replacement. 7F/4N/5T have mostly moved to newer 737s and both ATR and Dash aircraft. There are minimal routes/frequencies flown now by the 732s. The B737 is NOT life limited on the Airframe Nor the Engin...Jump to post
Can somebody explain why permafrost makes it impossible to build a paved runway? Surely permafrost could not be more challenging than building runways on reclaimed land plus have to withstand earthquakes like airports in Japan? As long as the runway fundations are deep enough, surely it shouldn't be...Jump to post
An old workhorse is given a fresh update. Glad to see it. Maybe this will spur on others to do the same. Narrowbody capacity is hard to get these days. 737-200s would be pennies on the dollar. As long as your sectors aren't long, the fuel bill would be palitable. They would buy newer planes if they...Jump to post
Don't worry worldranger, 170 cadets putting hours on SR22s like crazy. They will be ready in no time to put every bird in the air. Not enough!!!! Many people are going back to the US - Canada - Europe, where now there a big job offer and pilot shortage. This is getting pretty interesting... g77 He ...Jump to post
What stops IAG from going for a unilateral take-over through the stock market?
Any regulatory limitations?
Market cap permitting, they should be able to buy up less than half the airline and convince one of the minority shareholders to vote with them at board meetings.
That's all nice and Dandy, Italy can do that whene and find an Italian Company that pays the subsidy and the losses AZ makes.and they pay the ECB at least the old 250 Bi . May be the "Friends of the Italian Opera" pay the losses by White washing some of their income.. But asking the rest ...Jump to post
14-15 hour sectors with 3 pilot means that each pilot is working 10 hours at the commands and each getting 4-5 hours of rest within a 15 hour sector. Add in transfers to and from hotel and home and you're basically going to get only 4-5 hours of rest within the 24 hours between leaving home and chec...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdH1Z_6U8AAYa5g.jpg Holy molly. That's something, well done to the crew. The FO's PFD is gone too. Brute force. Thank god the FO is safe. Actually thank god they were all safe. They could have lost the entire instrument panel and the plane. This is potentially a dangerou...Jump to post
OS has been in LH s hands for a while. Give them the budget and they'll get equipment and products sorted. So when you fly a crappy OS B777, you are flying a crappy Lufthansa group product. The OS managers are just LH puppets. If you look at how the SN CEO was kicked out and replaced by a German, y...Jump to post
As someone who has to fly long haul from Vienna occasionally, I usually make a point of flying LH, not OS. Take LAX, last year. On the way to LAX, I used the direct OS flight. An old clapped out 777, no internet, not particularly friendly staff. Back, a LH 346 to MUC, with a connection to Vienna. T...Jump to post
Be interesting to see if they have a wave of banks set up, and how this is driven by QR flights also. I do hope we see them in oneworld. Good feed from BA, AA, CX and LA - not just QR. Not bad for a restarted airline Given the close branding ties, AAB at all events and identical uniforms, there is ...Jump to post
Keesje, Flyglobal, I doubt that that is the underlying spirit of the Jon Ostrower blog post. Boeing doesnt need any of the so called Embraer engineering talent. If that's what they want, they can post job ads and open a local engineering center, pay them a much higher salary than Embraer and call it...Jump to post
By the sounds of it, it looks like the deal is off. Boeing is probably having second thoughts now that Embraer and Brazil has allowed to drag this too long. Boeing can better invest that money in a ramp up of the MAX. More money to be made, less headaches and the MAX 7 can win campaigns against the ...Jump to post
A clearance to taxi is only a clearance to use the taxiways for which the controller designated. It is not a blind clearance to run into anything on those taxiways. A good way to put it: if you have your blinker on that doesn’t excuse you to just ram into another car while merging. You still have t...Jump to post
Looking at the video and where the damage is, and assuming the Captain was steering at the time, then the Captain would not have had any view of the right wing from his seat on the Asiana A330. This would then raise the question of what the First Officer was doing at the time as the impact was on h...Jump to post
I would be curious what was going on in the cockpit of the A330 that distracted both pilots to the point they did not notice the A321 had stopped. It does happen! Maybe a revised taxi clearance. Perhaps a new runway or new load numbers ... either of which requires new performance calculations. The ...Jump to post
LOL. Emirates has always had external auditors. Even back in 2016 before this started, they used external auditors. PwC PJSC Dubai is technically not an external auditor, their regulator(SEC equivalent if any) is again Dubai ruler who is also the owner of Emirates Group. So conflict of interest wri...Jump to post
This is a poor deal for the US3. A huge win for EK and EY. Financial reportings show nothing of the underlining subsidies such as fuel purchase cost, government-purchased travel. The US should have reduced bilateral flights to 5 per day. That is more than plenty for the small nation that is the UAE...Jump to post
Amazing the twisted logic that some have tried to bestow on the rest of the world. I find this very simple. Companies can do business with Iran, and be shunned by the economic powerhouse's of the world. Or they can go along with these same counties and continue to sell their products to a larger au...Jump to post
I think that Airbus could continue to do business with Iran. If the US go ahead with sanctions, it just means that the market doubled for Airbus. Now they can sell aircraft to Iran at the price point that they want. Airbus aircraft have US content regardless of the type. But for every US content, th...Jump to post
And let’s not forget that the first batch of A350s, first 20 frames or so, had different cabin fixtures than later batches. That might explain some differences in cabin noise levels. AY has many first batch frames being one of the launch operators. That explains it IMO. The AY A350's have very simi...Jump to post
This is a poor deal for the US3.
A huge win for EK and EY. Financial reportings show nothing of the underlining subsidies such as fuel purchase cost, government-purchased travel.
The US should have reduced bilateral flights to 5 per day. That is more than plenty for the small nation that is the UAE.
Thank you for your inputs. I've taken about 20 longhaul flights in the past 2 years or so, of which 6 on A350XWB (all AY), 1 on B772ER (BA), 10 on B787 and a couple on B77W(JL/TK)/B77L(QR) and A330. My quietness ranking is as follows: 1. B787 2. A350 3. A330 4. B777 all variants I really can't figur...Jump to post
I've flown the A350-900 and B788 back to back within 4 days on long haul flights and I'm not happy to read the Airbus claim that the A350 is 6 decibels quieter than the B787. The B787 definitely is a lot quieter than the A350. Also, the A350-900 that I flew on (AY) had a piece of paper tissue betwee...Jump to post
I disagree with longhaul101 and Yimbi to describe LH as a group that has a proven track record of turning around airlines. Try to name 1 airline that they have turned around? LX did everything themselves, the only thing that LH did is to see its potential and buy into it at the right time. SN hasn't...Jump to post
In theory you are right. In practice though, BA is receiving rather poor ratings from customers especially in economy class. BA is battling low yields and low load factors on their long haul operations. Eventually, a decision will have to be made on whether to continue on this trend or climb back t...Jump to post
Considering that Boeing has a preference to work with GE and Airbus with RR They do? Can you show where they've ever tangibly expressed that? ....or just an assumption based on outcome of final engine choice, which ignores that: ⋅ Boeing bid the 777LRs for engine choice, GE requested excl...Jump to post
Yes, Boeing and Airbus are both cautious after prior bad experiences. Neither company, for example, would currently ever launch a jet solely dependent on PW power after the numerous times PW has burned them in the past 20+ years. Forget exclusivity , I'm having trouble recalling a new widebody vari...Jump to post
BA and RR is a family affair. I don't think that the B777X has any advantages over the A350 in this campaign. RR and Airbus should prevail. If BA could use any Boeing aircraft, it's definitely the B787-10. The perfect aircraft for TATL and sufficient range to cover a lot of Asian routes and sized p...Jump to post
The GEnx wasn't without issues either. I think that the aircraft manufacturers are pushing engine manufacturers to bring their experimental designs to market faster, causing the latter to end up on the bleeding edge of the industry. So imo it's a shared responsibility. A reliable airframe is no good...Jump to post
BA and RR is a family affair. I don't think that the B777X has any advantages over the A350 in this campaign. RR and Airbus should prevail. If BA could use any Boeing aircraft, it's definitely the B787-10. The perfect aircraft for TATL and sufficient range to cover a lot of Asian routes and sized pe...Jump to post
EY need to review their yield management strategy. The ME3 used to offer the lowest fares along with TK and SU. Not anymore on Europe-Asia routes where OW and Star A airlines are pricing themselves very competitively and the new challengers from China. A 2 billion USD loss at times that most airline...Jump to post
In terms of B777X, I only see them keeping about 10 deferred B779 orders if they don't cancel the whole thing. The B787's should keep rolling off but some could be deferred. In terms of A350's their order is just too big. 20 would be plenty enough. The exact count will come down to whether they'll k...Jump to post
I have come in contact with NH sales in Europe and they're not really good. First they overpromise and when it's time to deliver on their promises, they start asking questions. Way to treat a potential customer. Rather than answer their questions, I decided not to endure their 9 abreast B787 flights...Jump to post