rrbsztk wrote:Although i am fearing that the orange window trim and that orange line on the front of the wing are the airplane equivalent of painters tape. But i love garish orange trim so hopefully it stays /
What a bloody joke this 'competition' has devolved into... I think India and Canada should team up for a joint-RFP so that multiple hundreds of planes could be endlessly bid, cancelled, and re-bid all in one easy-to-follow farce. The endlessly-potential cost savings could possibly be enormous, perh...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:Nuclear weapons remain a weapon of only theoretical use.
Six down, seven to go!
I would be interested in having the magnitude of change from the original 777 to this explained. In the early 90s the 777 was hailed as the first all-digital design airliner, where a 3D model was used and could be manipulated to check clearances, the ability to fit MX tools and hands, etc. all befor...Jump to post
A United 787-10 (N16009) came into DFW for a few hours today. Looks like a weather diversion en route LAX-IAH. First 787-10 visit? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2361/history/20190507/1732Z/KLAX/KIAH http://i63.tinypic.com/2ptcxdv.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/6j37ty.jpgJump to post
It is where the thrust reverser mechanism is I believe. If this is a translating sleeve TR, then the actuators 6 per nacelles are further up. What you are seeing may be the faring for the track on which the translating sleeve will slide. Just a guess.... One can verify this by the absence of these ...Jump to post
This happened once before that I can recall, in May 2011. Over 40 American Airlines jets were damaged due to a spring storm that hit DFW. I was flying from LGA to ORD and back on the same day the following morning from the storm and heard announcements about this repeatedly. The next day I flew JFK...Jump to post
They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane. You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail. And I think that nicely sums up the quality of airline we can expect FlyAristan to be. Who's ready for that frequent flye...Jump to post
DART is starting (or may have already started) construction of work on the former Cotton Belt RR line from Plano to DFW... They are planning completion by 2022 and it will use the same type of equipment as Tex Rail's route from Fort Worth to Terminal B, and, in fact, will arrive at Terminal B at th...Jump to post
So they're just copying the Ruston product line verbatim? :scratchchin: Actually, it's worse than that. Like the US, they're just recycling their own legacy fighter names from WWII. It took a lot of brainpower to come up with "Lightning II". :roll: I wonder though, why have the UK skipped...Jump to post
jworks158 wrote:This article claimed that they are still pushing for BA to order a few more A380s
Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think the 738 has the range to go HNL-DAL nonstop. The trip is listed at about 3800 miles and the range for that plane is only about 3400 miles. You were wrong about everything in that post. 1. The trip was filed at 3394nm planned (it's only 3297nm direct) 2. Thi...Jump to post
A minor prediction: there will never be any "exercise" area worthy of the name on an airliner. With exercise comes the need for a shower, and this is the last plane that would be carrying around excess water. Why not just give everyone what they truly want - more personal space? A small lo...Jump to post
Thanks... But in history there were few CRJs (200 - recently Delta, 700 & 900) made at this scale so why not a 1000 variant ? Even if this type isn’t so popular... Because unpopular types don't have enough demand to cover development costs for manufacturers. There are only about 10 liveries tha...Jump to post
Please allow me to disagree! I am interested in these numbers BUT I am NOT interested in the minutia of an airport that those threads (particularly from the USA) often get bogged down. Greg, please keep the number in THIS thread. Maybe a good compromise would be an ongoing LF thread instead of each...Jump to post
Hey Greg, friendly suggestion: I think these monthly updates would be more appropriate in the ongoing DFW thread so we could keep all the discussion under one roof as it were. Oh, and I flew QF8 in november and 'twas packed except for some blocked-off middle seats, so I'm surprised to see those load...Jump to post
None of the major manufacturers has made a 1:200 CRJ-1000 mould. From searching around, it seems like there really aren't any in any scale, either resin or diecast, except one or two cheap 1:100 models. Not likely to be for a while either, since there are quite few liveries to be done and little int...Jump to post
I drove by the TexRail DFW North station on E Dallas Ave in Grapevine today. Very nice parking area. Seems like a good place to park and then only pay $2.50 each way to get to the airport. The problem is that TexRail only runs once an hour. Drove by it too and must add it is a OUTSTANDING spotting ...Jump to post
First Air Senegal out of the paintshop:
RJMAZ, It's unbelievable the amount of rubbish you post sometimes. Try using the words "maybe", "I think", or "my opinion" instead of stating wild speculation as fact. The 777X will flop just like the A380 and 747-8. I expect only 500 maybe 600 777X's to be produced. Fi...Jump to post
Sounds about right for public transit in Texas. DART per mile ridership is just a disaster. DFW has the largest light rail network in the US and the ridership is just pitiful. A little bit of extra planning would've gone a long way. True, but things are getting better....slowly. Look at the current...Jump to post
Why are there no South American carriers to DFW? Surely LATAM could make a flight work being a One World member. They prefer MIA as the gateway, but I've always thought DFW could support at least a 767/787 once daily to take advantage of AA's massive feed west of the Mississippi, but I guess they w...Jump to post
Let me ask. There seems to be lots of space between 35C and 35R. Can that space allow a satellite hall, connected by Skylink, to hospitalize low-cost and short haul flights? There are plenty of space to make a satellite terminal, and TF’s space can be kept as the parking lot, too. 1. No, because th...Jump to post
It may work well for passenger connections, but AA says their operating costs at DFW are now climbing higher than hubs like CLT. The layout of DFW is partly to blame And how high will AA's operating costs be after the ~$50 billion realignment is finished? Freaking massive. Yes, I expect the board o...Jump to post
As far as I'm concerned, they are going to need to do the last option, even though it will likely cost a ton of $. The terminal design is holding DFW back from its full potential, and if they could rebuild it into a more efficient design like ATL, DEN, DTW, etc, DFW could probably challenge ATL as ...Jump to post
The real game changer would be Fort Worth opening Meacham to commercial service. ULCCs heading there and a possible Southwest sandwich would be very interesting. My wet dream would be UA heading back to Love with more service than IAH (hoping DEN also as Im both a WN employee with UA parents) but a...Jump to post
Braybuddy wrote:Of course. My point being that novelties are something best appreciated, and enjoyed, temporarily. They wear off VERY quickly.
Braybuddy wrote:Novelty liveries are just that: novelties. They go stale VERY quickly. Such a shame: the standard ANA livery would've looked VERY smart on the A380, IMHO.
IINM by the merger, the only props left at STL were the Jetstreams, mostly or wholly operated by 3C. FWIW, departedflights has a 1999 OAG that shows ATR flights. TW/AA still had ATR-42s after the merger. STL-BMI,MEM,SGF,PIA,MLI,SBN had them on a regular basis. I worked at STL as a fueler following ...Jump to post
So this blue one is named "Lani", but it doesn't look like they put the name anywhere on the aircraft, unless it's hard to see. Also curious to know whether green or orange will be next. The renderings didn't show registrations; anyone have info?Jump to post
I don’t think you can say it’s more cost efficient as an air to air fighter. It’s cheaper. But efficiency has a performance metric to it. In combat against a relative peer (say someone with SU-35’s or any other advanced Flanker variant) I would expect the EF to come off better but on something like...Jump to post
JAMBOJET wrote:...the worst legroom/plane in the industry...
The 8th A380 to be repainted in Silveroo ferried to DXB on the 7th, VH-OQD.
That's good news for me; trying to catch a ride on the new livery on QF8 in a few days. 7/11 isn't bad odds!
I flew NZ during the summer IAH - AKL. The flight was full. I assume IAH - SYD doing well! Wow, an assumption based off of an anecdote from a totally different flight. You should go into route-planning. Also, "summer" is ambiguous. Pick a hemisphere. For those who live in Houston and have...Jump to post
Everyone will interpret the tea leaves differently, but it's definitely a good thing that this didn't drag out. WOW wasn't coming back one way or the other, but now that Icelandair is unopposed in their home market/business model there is at least the possibility that they could start service. It wo...Jump to post
Anyone that thinks FI is going to keep the WW brand around long-term is smoking some bad stuff. WW customers are not profitable customers - why would FI be worried about serving them? This buyout is about rationalizing the Icelandic market - WW, long being the irrational actor in the market place, ...Jump to post
For a supposed mega-airport, I've got to say, it looks damned small. Do they intend a second terminal in the opposite block of land? Rough count shows maybe 110 gates for narrowbody sized planes. I can't tell how many planes they actually intend per boarding pier.Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhVhE-TWsAAf_Az.jpg That concept looks good from a first view. Flat, thrust vectoring, lots of internal volume (spare volume between the engines). Flat? - Poor stability and maneuverability. This is a fighter, not a bomber. Can you imaging having to land this on a carrie...Jump to post