To be honest, to compete to nearby EU and ME airport, HAL have to think about 4th runway once 3rd runway completed. Instead, I prefer Heathrow Hub project with new north runway on the 3rd runway site and extended concourse. https://i.imgur.com/72drHW4.jpg Why does LHR need 24,000+ foot long runways...Jump to post
And now BA268 ... A380s having issues it seems You meant BA286 from SFO G-XLEK .. just went around again at LHR Will be interesting to see where that diverts to ? LGW I assume ? Sorry typo ... yes indeed, SQ308 coming in and looks like BA will try a third time after that! Must be an interesting rid...Jump to post
slinky09 wrote:And now BA268 ... A380s having issues it seems
..and EK29 Emirates A380 has just gone around at LHR and is diverting to Birmingham .. now squawking 7000
still quite windy out there.. and a lot of planes in holding patterns,,
as my flying instructor used to say..'decide early!'
Very windy today in London, I see some diverted away even to Manchester due to long hold times.. I believe they cant use 27 Right for landings in high winds as the nearby hangars generate windshear.. so only a single runway for landings. Heathrow [email protected] "Due to strong winds we will...Jump to post
Wondering how the 737MAX 10 will perform in the desert heat of Doha .. 50'C / 122'F in the summer months. .
There were questions about the long fuselage limiting its rotation angle on take off .
And no containerised luggage.. .
Last I saw the MAX7 and MAX10 are not yet approved.
Not sure if this is old news.. but
x 2 BONZA 737 MAX8's at Tucson, AZ
Originally LCY was promoted as a business based airport aimed at bankers & executives flying between the financial hubs. . so the close down on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning was not such a big deal .. and it also gave the locals a respite from aircraft noise. Things have moved on especia...Jump to post
Sam's video's are pretty cool - that looked a fantastic trip.
I checked Wolfs Fang Runway [code: QAF/AT98] is actually on FlightRadar24 !
Great to see the Basler DC-3's still in service too...
The Saudi Prince has a lot of ambitious plans for the future. Vision 2030 is to diversify and get away from the dependence on oil revenues. This includes the futuristic linear city of NEOM, it looks like a pipe dream, however, construction has started, it is near the Red Sea so a relatively underdev...Jump to post
It is the home to one of the three ex-RAF Vulcans that are kept in taxi able condition with the others at Southend and Wellesborne. Raises the possibility of a final ferry flight by the Vulcan to a new home... but I guess this saga still has a long way to play out. The Manston saga has been dragging...Jump to post
Preserving aircraft is an expensive business and the last flying Vulcan at Doncaster Sheffield (ex RAF Finningley) has been given notice to quit. They are looking for a new home . there is even the possibility of a final ferry flight as transporting by road would be difficult. https://vulcantothesky...Jump to post
I think the Ryanair 737MAX's are flown over direct from Renton to Dublin and the seats are installed there... anyway that is what I was told. Having flown the Ryanair 737MAX's I didn't notice anything different about it and I doubt that 99% of the passengers were aware it was a MAX. I find the seats...Jump to post
I think you are being a bit pessimistic,,, before the COVID pandemic business was picking up at Southend, Ryanair, EasyJet and various airlines were growing there... When slots at the other London airports start to get tight again, I am sure things will get busier. It has its own railway station con...Jump to post
L'Odyssey to fly from Geneva to Bergerac, Deauville, Dinard, London-City and Toulon during July, August and September. Flights are operated by a Saab 340 from RAF Avia Fares are not cheap https://lodyssey.ch/ So the initial Deauville to London-City flight has ended in an embarrassing failure. Accor...Jump to post
Went through T5 last night at LHR with no problems, not even queue at the passport machines, although I only had hand luggage.Jump to post
Sad. Why didn't the plans for Omega to take them go through? I don't think it was Omega,,, it was another American company that seems to have disappeared. At the time it sounded like it was all going to happen.. not sure if any money changed hands. Seems like the TriStars may have had some life in ...Jump to post
Shame that they are gone.
They seemed busy with football and rugby charters.
Not sure who football teams will be able to charter from now.. can only think of Titan, although BA CityFlyer was used occasionally.
FR24 thinks that: G-XLEB - flew MNL-MAD on 08-Feb-2022 G-XLEC - flew MNL-MAD on 08-Mar-2022 G-XLEG - flew LHR-MNL on 01-Apr-2022 G-XLEJ - flew DOH-MNL on 01-Feb-2022 I saw x 3 British Airways A380’s stored at Madrid last week. Didn't see any stored at Tureul. BA’s meltdown at LHR continues.. flight...Jump to post
https://panorama.pub/news/aviakompaniya-s7-vernula-v-ekspluatacziyu-pervyj-il-86 Apparently S7 are reintroducing the IL86. Does anyone know if this is true? Its from a Russian satirical comedy website... so fake news.. apparently the S7 IL86's scrapped years ago... fooled quite a few people... incl...Jump to post
“Mortgages on Russian-owned aircraft leasing firm settled on day of invasion” https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/mortgages-on-russian-owned-aircraft-leasing-firm-settled-on-day-of-invasion-1.4819850 “ All of the mortgages registered against aircraft worth hundreds of millions of ...Jump to post
The impounding of the aircraft is probably due to this Twitter account - yes, the same guy who was posting about Elon Musk's aircraft. See the post on 4 March 8:36 am https://mobile.twitter.com/RUOligarchJets/status/1499665180262817793 yes.. its a cool account to follow on twitter. He has had to up...Jump to post
Private jet linked to oligarch impounded in UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60671843 "A private jet has been impounded at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire as authorities investigate its connection with a billionaire Russian oligarch. The jet flew into the country last Thursday and UK officials...Jump to post
Vladimir Lenin quote: “Every society is three meals away from chaos“ Putin’s war is going badly and costing billions for every day.. when will he run out of rubles to pay the soldiers and policemen? I might be as soon as next month. Modern Russians are used to having iPhones, foreign travel, western...Jump to post
Doing business with Russia in the future will be like doing business with Iran, North Korea and pariah states.. sanctions will mean that most countries will not be able to go near them. How will they transact business when most of their foreign currency is frozen.. ruble notes will be used for toile...Jump to post
Just seen this. . If true it means that they dont want the leased planes to be impounded when abroad.. and they intend to operate them in Russia. ‘Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency just grounded all flights headed abroad. Any airlines with plans registered in foreign registries (all foreign-made...Jump to post
SU6527 SVOSOF is flying trhough Polish airspace - I thought Russian airlines were banned? https://www.flightradar24.com/SDM6527/2b016985 I was just reading that it has special permission to evacuate Russian citizens from Sofia, Bulgaria. No idea why.. seems a bit strange. Translated from Aeroflots ...Jump to post
What would actually happen if software updates are not applied for 5 years ? Would aircraft no longer fly, or would minor bugs in software just not be fixed ? Also: could the west remotely erase the software or have some kind of kill switch on planes built there? Dont forget that they will also hav...Jump to post
From what I have been reading virtually all civil aviation in Russia will grind to a halt within 3 weeks at the most. The majority of Russian airlines Boeings and Airbus's are leased mainly through Irish companies and the lessors will now be prohibited from dealing with Russia. The Airlines wont hav...Jump to post
I hope Qatar have done their homework on the MAX 10 and how it performs in Qatars boiling hot summers .. max 50.4C (122.7F). As far as I know the MAX 10 is not certified yet. Seems like Qatar is a tricky customer to put it mildly. I thought he had grounded all the A350’s however they are now flying ...Jump to post
It showed up on adsb - couldn’t see it on planefinder - must have blocked it out
Heathrow is getting quite busy again - gone back to landing on both runways for the early morning rush.
Yes it was the Sultan of Brunei’s VIP 747 into Heathrow.
A bit unusual that they were granted an early morning arrival slot at Heathrows busiest time.. I think they normally go into Stansted.
I suppose Heathrow is closer to Harrods for his Christmas shopping.
Did anyone else notice that on their website touting this new on board experience to London, they never once mentioned the word "Heathrow"? They mentioned "London" a few times. But not Heathrow. Hmmm yes? I was wondering what Terminal they would be using at LHR? I don't want to ...Jump to post
Stansted Seems to be a lot of snobbery and out dated thinking regarding using Stansted Airport It is certainly not in the middle of nowhere... connected to Central London by train into Liverpool Street in the City, plus regular coach services into Central London. Its right next to the M11 motorway f...Jump to post
IMHO ... Stansted is very well connected to Central London.
The M11 motorway runs right past it, plentiful coach and bus services from Central London.
For people working in the City regular fast trains from Liverpool Street.
It was also approaching capacity at peak times ..
I think the longer this saga drags on the less chance there is of a third runway at Heathrow. The very expensive Howard Davis report that recommended Heathrow for expansion is well out of date. Just slapping a runway down over a built up area, that also has main roads, vital motorways and transport ...Jump to post
I wonder how cost effective it would be to convert the passenger Korean and Lufthansa 747-8's to nose loading freighters? I suspect both Korean and Lufthansa wont require them for passenger service for much longer, that will be around 35 fairly new frames looking for a home. Looking at the nose of t...Jump to post
http://www.flyertea.com/thread-3475741-1-1.html Here is the trip report ——— Thanks for the link - quite an experience. Maybe the flight will resume in September? Otherwise BA has an odd A318. G-EUNB was sold/leased to Titan Google translated from Chinese ! Maybe many people are new to this flight B...Jump to post
Off to Madrid for some spannering
http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... tenance-2/
“Nikki Haley resigns from Boeing's board over bailout pursuit“
https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/ ... ign-138086
Interesting.. there is not a lot of sympathy for Boeing out there.
The other consideration is are Boeing going to make any money selling the 737MAX? It is generally acknowledged that the 737MAX is not as efficient as the A320 series... so it must be priced aggressively to make it an attractive proposition to customers. It has been grounded over a year at a huge exp...Jump to post
http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... -heathrow/
Bit of a mystery! or BA's shortest passenger flight?
Looks like it positioned from LCY to LHR. If you check the http://thebasource.com/ there are a lot of positioning flights going on as BA sends planes into storage and in for maintenance. They recently retired three A319's and a B747 .. all off to St Athan for part out and scrapping. Looks like they ...Jump to post
https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing-stock-panic-selling-coronavirus-fallout-capacity-airbus-737-max-51584392984 (Note the picture they have chosen.. duh) It shows in Getty under "Boeing" - https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/british-airways-plane-comes-in-to-land-at-heathrow-...Jump to post
So Boeing wanting the Government (tax payers) to bail out it's supply chain.. meanwhile it's stocks plummet.. "Boeing shares fell a breathtaking 24% on Monday. Investors are abandoning air-travel stocks as the fallout from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic grows. The stock is now pricing “aero-...Jump to post
It was only a short time ago that Boeing went on a hiring spree... now that has come to an abrupt halt. “Given that the company is "haemorrhaging cash," Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst at the Teal Group, a consulting firm, said "it makes sense" that Boeing would freeze hi...Jump to post
“Boeing said Air Canada canceled 11 Max aircraft while some other customers converted orders for larger planes. For example, aircraft leasing firm Air Lease converted nine Max planes into three 787s. Oman Air converted 10 Maxes into four 787s.” Air Canada are saying they are still fully committed to...Jump to post
I am hoping for a CVR excerpt, where it clearly says "f**k the damn trim wheel won't turn" To correct the mis-trim they would have had to turn the trim wheel 40 times .. while pulling 94 Ibs on the yoke ! and this was with MCAS turned off.. https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/ethiopian-73...Jump to post
So.. it appears to be bad news month for Boeing. The respected Dominic Gates from the Seattle Times is now reporting “FAA Poised to Require Electrical Wiring Fixes Before Boeing 737 MAX Jets Can Fly Again Agency expected to mandate rerouting of certain wires to comply with longstanding safety regula...Jump to post
"Ethiopian draft report blames Boeing for 737 MAX plane crash: sources" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-ethiopia-idUSKBN20U069 "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A draft interim report from Ethiopian crash investigators circulated to U.S. government agencies concludes the March ...Jump to post