Announced a while back but haven't seen it posted here; Air France to fly to Maputo as a tag flight from JNB twice weekly https://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/air-france-introduces-maputo-route I bet it's not full flight from and to MPM, if they haven't upgraded the terminal in MPM. I was there ...Jump to post
Ryanair just lost two court cases. The ECJ has ruled that the state aid given to SAS and Finnair was legal. Press releases (PDFs): The SAS-case: Swedish , Danish , Finnish , English The Finnair-case: Swedish , Danish , Finnish , English Hands up who did not see this resolution to emerge ...Jump to post
It seems that debris have been found.
Source: https://www.airlive.net/breaking-sriwij ... r-takeoff/
If the SpaceJet is indeed canceled it will be huge loss of face to MHI.Jump to post
Thank god that they were able to land safely. They could have been nasty crash. Hope the investigators finds who ever launched those balloons.Jump to post
seansasLCY wrote:At least the Blueberry juice is back!
From what I gather, in 1990 a treaty with Russia was made that set the magic number at 64. If so, this would have been part of the treaties of that period that sought to unwind Soviet authority over Finland. I can't find details, so maybe it is just rumor. But true or not, it appears the FAF operat...Jump to post
As per the Swiss announcement the other day the DSCA have released the approval and packages for Finland should they select the F-35 or SH. Finland gets the green light to buy F-35, F-18 and billions of dollars in weapons The U.S. State Department on Oct. 9 approved the sale of the F/A-18EF Super H...Jump to post
Interesting the snippets you pick up here and there when you talk to aviation people; I was talking to a friend of mine who had been chatting to an Airbus delivery engineer and this guy asked him who he thought were the most demanding/fussy airlines when it came to delivery inspections. "Qatar...Jump to post
AY halted flights to Brussels until 17th of June since Swissport Belgium went bankrupt.
Source : https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/1271 ... 67713?s=20
chunhimlai wrote:Will AY order freight aircraft and build logistics hub like HKG/ANC in the future?
Finnair flight AY8851 operated by an A350-900 OH-LWL has just landed at Tallinn Airport, bringing medical equipments to Estonia as a cargo. Has to be the shortest international A350 flight ever? (HEL-TLL, total flight time 20 minutes) And was it the first A350 ever at TLL? Yes. It was the first vis...Jump to post
Transport Canada is going to be conducting their own flight tests on the 737 MAX independently of the US FAA per recent comments by Canadian officials to a House of Commons Committee: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/boeing-737-max-recertification-flight-tests-1.5476130 The country's top aviation o...Jump to post
kruiseri wrote:teme82 wrote:YIMBY wrote:Do they have hardware to LCY?
The E-190's might be able to do the flights. With some payload restrictions. But Norra don't have qualified captains to fly the landing and take off.
Would those qualifications be too difficult to obtain ?
FAA is reviewing wiring issue found on the 737 MAX: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-safety/boeing-faa-reviewing-wiring-issue-on-grounded-737-max-idUSKBN1Z40U9 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/business/boeing-737-max.html "The New York Times reported Boeing is reviewing wheth...Jump to post
I was invited to HEL yesterday and watched at passengers boarding to HO's flight to PVG. To my amazement, the majority of passengers was reportedly Japanese passengers heading to Japan via Shanghai. Flights usually are 60-80% full but yesterday it was nearly sold out (only a few seats left). I assu...Jump to post
trent768 wrote:Any Finns out there could give me more info on the strike, like will it happen again? I'm flying ARN-CGK with AY/CX next week (same booking published by AY) and I want to know will AY help me to sort stuff up with CX if poop hits the fan blade lol!
MareBorealis wrote:They now have scheduled flights LGW to IVL and KTT in Lapland, a couple of times/week. HEL-LGW sounds good but what would be their reason for that?
I'd blame more the hygienic situation of India. Yes... And the relaxed policy of antibiotics is part of that... Seriously one story that I heard was that some one got a bacteria from a door handle. The bacteria was so resilient to cleaning products and antibiotics that there is no way other than he...Jump to post
Finnish employees don't mind this outsourcing tactic? A couple of years back AY and the cabin crew union made a deal covering SIN and HKG, I assume the same was now done with DEL. DEL has been a bit problematic in terms of Staff for AY. If I'm not mistaken some part of the staff don't like to fly t...Jump to post
I hope they would return to HEL but I won't hold my breath for that to happen.Jump to post
Per Lentoposti , Finland has gained 2 slots at HND, one for both Finnair and JAL. The same goes for Haneda–Scandinavia where ANA gained one daily slot for operations to Scandinavia. However, I've been told (by a person who works for Finavia) that AY's HND slots are yet to be confirmed. But it's lik...Jump to post
Look at Gemuser's post #4. It's up to the negotiating government to award the slots to specific carriers, not the government of Japan. I wouldn't assume that Switzerland is part of a bilateral EU-Japan slot negotiation. You are correct there. I meant that AY has stronger presence in Japan than many...Jump to post
For Europe KLM and AY are probably both going to fight for HND slots, as is Swiss. AY is the stronger choice since it's bigger in Japan than KLM or Swiss. Look at Gemuser's post #4. It's up to the negotiating government to award the slots to specific carriers, not the government of Japan. I wouldn'...Jump to post
AY has been interested in launching flights to Haneda for several years, so I'd be surprised if AY didn't purchase any slots at HND. I don't think they are up for purchase. Also, I don't think Europe will get much of them. Well if AY don't get the slots certain individuals in the Government will lo...Jump to post
So is Finland prepared to give the Koreans fifth freedoms to fly beyond HEL and pick up passengers there? The agreement has already 5th freedom rights to both parties. This agreement seems to be extension to the original. If I understood the agreement text correctly. [EDIT] And the agreement gives ...Jump to post
A321LR has a range of 7,400km, while A321XLR has 8,700km. With A321XLR, AY could fly to entire China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Canada and almost to the entire USA. A321LR can reach Korea, India, and almost Canada entirely. So, we can probably assume, that AY is heading to Japan, USA and China...Jump to post
QuawerAir wrote:First ATR 72 (OH-ATI) has been refurbished and repainted. As of now, ATRs will be flying in Finnair colors. Looks nice! I wonder if the entire Finnair fleet will have the black windscreen as well.
@777Jet: thanks for the link -- it worked here in the US. Both as a person and as an aerospace engineer working in flight dynamics and control, I found it very hard to watch. 350 people are not supposed to die that way. +1 Those fiercely defending Boeing regarding the 737 MAX fiasco really should w...Jump to post
An interesting Finnish news article where it is explained that the JASSM is not part of the requirement set for the fighter competition. The useful life of the missile, the fact that Finland doesn’t want to pay integration costs for the new platform and that all the entrants will have a long range ...Jump to post
So does it mean Tokyo becomes the first Finnair destination that could use something larger than an A359? Both because of extra demand and technical reasons. A350-1000 could be a perfect aircraft for Finnair and not only to fly to Tokyo but also to high-demand destinations such as PEK, PVG, and ICN...Jump to post
HND is a 24 hours airport so if a future Finland-Japan bilateral extends to this airport, then HND will enable midnight flights on the route too. After hitting the submit button it recalled that HND is 24/7 airport. Only if AY would get the slots on the next batch the night HND would be possible da...Jump to post
There is between 1 am to 6 am. It got extended few years back. 00:30 departure from NRT would make them to arrive to HEL at 4:30. Quite long wait for morning European departures at ±8:00. Their flights from HKG, BKK and SIN arrives around 6:00: they should open lounges earlier and other staff. I do...Jump to post
AY is doing night KIX that leaves at the same bank than the SIN and HKG flights. It departs around 01:25 and arrives after 05:30. So departure at 00:30 from NRT would be possible. I think there is a night curfew in NRT so they need to depart before 23:00. There is between 1 am to 6 am. It got exten...Jump to post
Actually, there is no good options. First, the current schedule allows return flight in 24-hours timeframe what is great for efficiency and scheduling complexity. Second, they if they go with their second wave and depart from Helsinki to NRT just before midnight (as they do with Singapore flight, s...Jump to post
A couple of days ago, SWISS Airbus A220-100 visited HEL to introduce the aircraft to Finnair. In September 2016, the larger A220-300 visited HEL for the same purpose. As Lentoposti says, A220 could replace the current fleet operated by Norra. Actually i thought that this would be the only viable op...Jump to post
I didn't blame or absolve anyone of responsibility. Blame shouldn't be the aim of the exercise here (but may happen much later in court). Allowing the 'logic' of MCAS to be certified in its current state is a collective failure of the certifying authorities, of which the FAA was the lead. Boeing's ...Jump to post