Luzair's L-1011-500 CS-TMR was stored for three years at Amsterdam after two consecutive RTO's in summer 2004, while operating for Dutch Caribbean Airways. After sitting idle for years on the east apron of AMS, when the plane was already starting to look very sad and scrapping seemed to be near, th...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:How very odd 17:00GMT and only one plane just departed, EK148. Must be a nightmare for all
T-tails are fundamentally less efficient than conventional tails, and tail mounted engines are much less efficient than wing mounted engines. That is why no new airliners are T-tails, and never will be again. And they're dangerously prone to deep stalls. Man, aviation is getting more and more borin...Jump to post
Besides, Amsterdam has a slot shortage so they can't just add new destinations. Slots at Amsterdam are too valuable to waste on destinations that don't make sense, like Charlotte. "Ultimately Lelystad is the solution the industry keeps coming back to. Being a general aviation airport, Lelystad...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:I seem to remember that years ago MIA was served by MP on their behalf?..
They are not the only ones in Europe. TUI Netherlands' PHTFO has been in SOF ever since the grounding. Numerous attempts have been made to ferry her back, some really crazy (airspace avoiding) routes too, but no luck yet.
On the days of the week that there is no flight to/from UDJ, is keeping the aircraft on the ground unused what Motor Sich really want to do ? ? That kind of seems to be their thing on all their routes. Their OZH-MSQ-OZH spends like 6hrs on the ground in MSQ, IEV-LWO-IEV has about 6hrs on the ground...Jump to post
Thanks for the updates FT!
I'm quite surprised by these facts. I flew HOS just two weeks before the crash, and as I said earlier I was very impressed with their operation. Never would have expected any flaws serious enough to revoke the permit..
With the exception of 1 or 2 years, Miami Air have been regulars at AMS every summer since 2007. Operating summer-leases for Martinair, Transavia and Tui. In fact the accident aircraft was scheduled to operate out of AMS this year again. Around AMS they are known as a very reliable and professional ...Jump to post
BA's 'NWZ, in my experience. Out of the 7 short haul 763's they had, she always went tech the most.
I also worked a lot with a German airline that flew 5 E95's. When you had one going tech, it was usually one of 2 suspects. The other 3 seemed to be much more reliable!
In my current job I spend almost no time on the ramp anymore, and I do miss getting a healthy dose of jet exhaust every day! When the wind is quite right it can take the exhaust fumes over the terminal so sometimes I still smell it, but not often enough!
Up until that Commutair EMB-145 that got its own landing gear stuck in its engine, I thought this was about the weirdest thing I'd seen in aviation. Where a Shaheen Air 737 blew away the bricks making up the ramp, and having them end up on its own stabilizer; http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki...Jump to post
So does this mean the grounding isn't a Sino-European conspiracy funded by Airbus to destroy Boeing after all?Jump to post
keesje wrote:Netherlands authorities are fully aligned with EASA. This seems a kind of pre-warning to FAA, giving them some time.
Jetty wrote:The Netherlands closed it's airspace for the 737MAX as well: https://www.trouw.nl/home/ook-nederland ... ~aa670d62/ (Dutch).
Their AMS morning departure used to leave at 0530, I thought that was bad enough! Unfortunately PS lost their slot for that. All these departures allow for an early arrival in KBP to enable connections. The first available arrival time into KBP from AMS (direct) is now at 1320 I believe, opb KLM. Ma...Jump to post
"Rolls-Royce Geared Turbofan?"
*As read on ATC memes
leleko747 wrote:Can someone help me with these? Tail numbers and flights, please!!!
BCN-AMS on July 08th, 2011. Vueling A320-200. (It was a morning flight)
Someone got some 'splainin to do! Multiple people have some splainin to do, what was the wing walker on the right side of the 744 doing (if there was one there at all)? Pushing out widebodies is confined spaces you need wing walkers and they absolutely must be paying attention as in many cases the ...Jump to post
N311AG is a -100 with a -200 wing, built as a corporate jet, I believe for ITT. The Getty family has had it for a long time, Valsan mod done in the mid-90s, winglets, -217 in #1 & #3 with a -17 in #2. Lots of thrust, but the OEW is pretty high, only has about a 10 pax payload. GF I think you ma...Jump to post
I recently flew on UX for the sole reason of trying them out. I flew BCN-MAD-AMS on the 332 and 738. Upon boarding the 330 in BCN, I was shocked. The cabin condition was horrific. The ship was ECJQQ, of course I don't know if it's a fleet wide problem but it was incredible. The legroom is very restr...Jump to post
There should only be one Emirates A380 at any one time, is that right? And perhaps the CZ A380. That's true. But it woundn't be the first time there are 2 EK 380s on the ground at the same time for whatever reason. Also the modifications didn't cause a downgrade for any other stand or capacity or w...Jump to post
Schiphol is getting a 3rd A380 capable gate. Interesting. Currently, only Emirates flies to Schiphol with the A380, twice a day. 0. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/schiphol-schept-extra-ruimte-voor-airbus-a380 I think it's only a matter of time before the morning EK flig...Jump to post
FlapsOne wrote:I’m not sure who that woman is on the photo but it was meant to be a picture of the 2-4-2 new cabin on Kharkiv Airlines shown https://hrk.aero/en/comfortable-flights-with-kharkiv-airlines/
Two Air Nostrum Canadian 1000s are already on estate replacing some of the SU95 flying. I got one the other day, missing out on the SSJ by just two days. It's a bit confusing as they announce on board "Brussels Airlines operated by Air Nostrum flying for Cityjet" (seriously). I had two Sp...Jump to post
I don't speak Spanish either, but is it really that big a deal to make a booking on their Spanish site? I mean you've flown them before so you know the product offerings, and the website structure. So it's not too hard to figure out what the Spanish words mean I'd say.. And yeah, price is paramount ...Jump to post
The Avrojet has an actual "car horn" sound as the ground call. The mentioned Boeing ground calls are super loud and very distinct, you definitely hear that over every other sound on the ramp. There's also one type that starts sounding a constant "horn" sound when the ground power...Jump to post
Ayit is mainly a flight school and they do skydiving. That's what most of their fleet is doing. And the SH-360 is flying military charters, you can see it on Flightradar every now and then. We can charter the SH-360 (info from a friend who is on-site this week), it costs EUR 4'500 for a roundtrip t...Jump to post
Thanks Airstud, I always could count on you! I'm a bit late this year because there was more flying to be done. I was THIS close to getting the U as I was booked to UUD, but then the flight got diverted :eek: New entries for this year in green A: ABQ , ACI, AGP, AJR, AMS, ANR, AOK, ARN, ATL, AUH, AU...Jump to post