Given the topic and points under discussion, I think this article (published 2 days ago) may offer some insight or be a springboard for more discussion: Aer Lingus to use A321neos to Newark + Toronto, with its A330-300s having 50% higher costs, RDC Apex platform shows https://www.anna.aero/2020/08/...Jump to post
Congrats to FedEx. With 19,600 pound of useful payload and great short field performance, the ATR is the perfect Caribbean island hopper. More than likely this plane will be able to accept small containers and half pallets. I doubt your loading full 125’ PMC’s According to ATR ULD capability • 7x L...Jump to post
For 9L arrivals you can use T5
In the XLR Airbus is changing from a double-slotted to single-slotted inboard flap design due to the combination of the new engines and sharklets.
As a side note the first A330-200 MSN181 was retired in November 2018 after flying for around 22 years, It was also the prototype and started flying with RR and then shifted to PW engines, then went to Austrian Airlines for 7 years with the Star Alliance c/s and in 2007 went to TAP Portugal also wea...Jump to post
The biggest part of the fuselage that melted is near the vertical fin (probably ignition point?) and looking at the extension of the damages in the fuselage it seems to have happen near the final stage of the cargo loading and then the fire spread to other goods inside.... Plastic wrapping and cardb...Jump to post
Could we see Airbus or a separate company later on offer a program to plug the 2LR door and have the option to add another OWWE (like on the 319) on current 321CEOs and early NEOs to match the cabin flex option? Technically its not impossible but the associated costs for certification will be high ...Jump to post
The ACF is lighter and offers more flexibility regarding cabin layout, American currently has four different cabin versions of the A321: A321CEO (no sharklets) = C16Y171 A321CEO (with sharklets) = F10C20W36Y36 A321CEO (with sharklets) = C16W33Y132 A321NEO = C20Y176 We can even compare to the cabin ...Jump to post
The ACF is lighter and offers more flexibility regarding cabin layout, American currently has four different cabin versions of the A321: A321CEO (no sharklets) = C16Y171 A321CEO (with sharklets) = F10C20W36Y36 A321CEO (with sharklets) = C16W33Y132 A321NEO = C20Y176 We can even compare to the cabin l...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:qf789 wrote:Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 G-VRNB MSN 415, second test flight TLS-TLS (6 Jul)
I totally forgot that VS was getting rid of their Flying Lady. Did they standardize on a single replacement, or will there be multiple iterations?
Hifly posted today on Instagram the conversion of their A380 to cargo (removal of economy seats) to a total of 300 m3 and up to 60 tons of cargo
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCVif-9lqK ... vfqo2apmc6
The PT Government intend to contract an external company to hire a new independent and international management team. TAP will shrink in order to survive and grow again in the future.Jump to post
Talking about Norwegian B787 and TAP A321LR we can do a layout comparison TAP A321LR C16Y155 Norwegian B788 W32Y259 Norwegian B789 W35Y309 So if Norwegian would ever operate a A321XLR I think they could go for something like W20Y155. Their current B738 is Y186 and their B7M8 is Y189 so this type of ...Jump to post
That bird is CS-TQP, A332Jump to post
Hi, first time post, apologies if its in the incorrect place. My son and I are looking to watch some A380 landings at Heathrow. There is one scheduled to land today at 2:17pm. Can anybody help us with what runway / area we can view? Thanks A useful link with information about LHR https://www.spotte...Jump to post
DL operated 2 sub-types of 777 in small numbers of each for years quite happily, so I see no problem about a similar mix of 35X, the overall number of frames will be higher. And they did it with a complete different type of engine manufacture when in the case of the A350 its the same manufacture an...Jump to post
I have posted this before on another topic, I found a picture in Twitter from a Finnair Captain flying one of their lastest A359 (OH-LWO) from DUB to HEL after a cargo flight. In the return leg to HEL the plane was empty (probably only two pilots on board) and in one of the pictures if we take into ...Jump to post
Pretty big change to the flaps, going from double slotted to a new single slot design (apparently different from the single design on the A319/A320) Interesting they went from double to single slotted flaps. I always thought the double slot on the A321 was to increase the lift capability at low spe...Jump to post
The A350 received some updates in the past and since a certain point in time all the A359 are produced with the new winglets, correspondent wing twist, door frames and nose landing gear from the A35K. These upgrades translate in the capability to reach 280ton MTOW. Looking at them from the outside t...Jump to post
The way I read that would be an actual tow of approx 285t. That explains the low fuel burn compared to the usual 6.8t at higher weights. That 6.3t per hour would be only .3t per hour more than an a359 for a similar payload. Airbus can just sit on this bird and wait for the market to come to it once...Jump to post
If I understand well, current A330's gear is maxed out on weight. If you need more, you'd need to add a central leg, like on the A340. Airbus is certifying A330NEO with MTOW up to 251 ton without any central leg. Additionally a new 245ton MTOW variant was added to EASA A330NEO TCDS I think he meant...Jump to post
Yes, the A330 started around 212t but it was never really optimized for that weight. Early A330s are just severely gimped planes, hence why most have been scrapped or just sitting in storage. If I understand well, current A330's gear is maxed out on weight. If you need more, you'd need to add a cen...Jump to post
Sokes wrote:The A330 started IIRC with 212 t. Did it ever got a new landing gear?
I'm guessing you mean ZFW limited. No. MZFW (Maximum Zero Fuel Weight) of A359ULR is similar/close to standard A359. I said ZFW and not MZFW for a reason. And the MZFW of the -ULR is several tonnes lower than that of an equivalent weight option standard bird, and actually, most of the lower-WV sele...Jump to post
Informations on the resumption of their flights is rather confusing on the TAP website, with no precise date, and with a search engine that runs empty without giving any result (neither positive nor negative) for the destinations still suspended. I find it surprising that, while Portugal is less af...Jump to post
GoncaloRibas wrote:TP will fly 2xw between Lisbon and Newark in June
BOS should be quick to resume as well, from both PDL and LIS. At least CS-TJM/N should be ETOPS equipped, as they were with Primera Air previously and TP kept the Primera Air configuration, giving TP currently six ETOPS-equipped A21Ns (two non-LR and four-LR)...CS-TJM/N and CS-TXA/B/C/D, with -E/F ...Jump to post
For the time being TAP Air Portugal operates some pretty interesting routes like: May 24, 2020: XMN - OPO TP9192 A339 CS-TUQ non-stop 13hrs49min: https://www.flightradar24.com/TAP9192/248e067f TAP has been doing almost every week flights to China to bring medical equipment. Today there was a flight...Jump to post
The last two i think were only to be deliver later this year or in 2021 and if this is the case they can try to delay or even change for more A321LR, who knows. I would hope they wait for the XLR. The LR isn't quite what they expected it to be. This past Winter it had to make quite a few refueling ...Jump to post
The plan must be to retire the 7 A330-200 and keep both the 19 (+2 orders) A330neo’s and all the A321neoLR and respective orders for long haul. For medium/ short haul, we may see a big part of the A320 CEO family going away, only keeping NEO aircrafts and respective orders. Basically it’s speeding ...Jump to post
If possible i think the reduction of the fleet will be made by accelerating the retirement of the older aircraft, TAP currently has 17 x A319 with an average age of 20,5 years and 10 x A320CEO that are between 16 and 21 years old. Also the 4 x EMB195 were also planned to leave, the 8 x AT72 will pro...Jump to post
777 Mech ...... didn't DAL team up with a tire company to have some special tires made a few yrs back to aid performance out of Jo'Burg or I'm dreaming that happened JNB's longest runway is 14,495ft/4,421m long - that is 2,105ft/645m longer than the longest runway at ATL. Is that enough to overcome...Jump to post
Not anymore they don’t. Not for quite a while. With the 777’s retired, they don’t think so either. The timing of the retirements suggests that DL believes it can get 278t or 280t A359s in time to support WFU 77Ls They have 4 on property now, N512DN, N513DZ, N514DN,N515DN. These 4 have the latest wi...Jump to post
evanb wrote:So payloads were 35 ton up? Full passenger plus some cargo? Jump to postAECM wrote:evanb wrote:
Lifts 270t to 275t (depending on temperature) on the JNB-JFK sector carrying roughly 90t of fuel.
90t of fuel is for the trip or also including reserves?
Yes. Carrying 90t, not burning.
evanb wrote:AECM wrote:While the A359 was on the JNB-JFK routes does anyone have and can share some info about payload and fuel burns?
Lifts 270t to 275t (depending on temperature) on the JNB-JFK sector carrying roughly 90t of fuel.
Currently from the 13 A359 that Delta has only 2 have the new Sharklets, correspondent wing twist and probably 280 ton MTOW while the remaining should be 275 ton birds. This combined with the decrease in bookings will probably make a more efficient route and increase the revenue by doing ATL-JNB-CPT...Jump to post
I found a picture in Twitter from a Finnair Captain flying one of their lastest A359 (OH-LWO) from DUB to HEL after a cargo flight. In the return leg to HEL the plane was empty (probably only two pilots on board) and in one of the pictures if we take into account the GW and FOB the OEW = 135,500 Kg....Jump to post
It's a balancing act at the end taking into account thrust requirements, maximum dimensions of the engine, weight, etc All of the current Trent engines are based on a 3 shaft architecture Trent 7000 Bypass ratio 10:1 Overall Pressure 50:1 Fan 112 in (284 cm) and 20 blades 8 IPC, 6 HPC, 1 HPT, 1 IPT,...Jump to post
Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L?Jump to post
Hifly operates two A339 and according to their website:
CS-TKY - C18Y353 - DOW = 126 ton
9H-SZN - C32W21Y237 - DOW =132,505 ton
For comparison they also have a former Singapore A333 that is 6,5 years old
9H-TAJ - C30Y255 - DOW = 123,860 ton
The A330P2F was possible without the need to raise the nose section like in the A332F, so if there is an opportunity and interest i think Airbus can think about a A332F interior floor and reinforcements in a A338 with up to 251 ton MTOW (the current A330 Freighter has a 233 ton MTOW). This possible ...Jump to post
Airbus has EASA approved pallet conversion for main deck 20 airlines interested https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/a350s-become-freighters-through-airbus-pallet-for-seat-swap/138161.article Is this what LOT is trying to get Boeing to do on the 787s? One thing I can’t figure out is how does ...Jump to post
What's with these talks I'm hearing about an A350F? It was part of the original presentation back in 2006, but I have not heard anything about Airbus starting serious discussions with potential customers or dedicating serious design resources to it's development. EDIT : Cargo Facts is reporting Air...Jump to post
BA B789 EWR-LHR makes missed approach: https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW188/23e945be LOT Polish Airlines B737-800 makes missed approach: https://www.flightradar24.com/LOT2HR/23e9a04a The BA 789 actually made missed approaches on both runways and ended up declaring a mayday due to low fuel. A350 XWB...Jump to post