The E190-E2 entered commercial service with Widerøe in April 2018. 15 months later only 5 aircraft are in service, four with Widerøe and one with Air Astana - that must be even worse than the CS100 /300 entry into service... Widerøe is very pleased with the E2 - it can fly nearly five hours nonstop ...Jump to post
f4f3a wrote:I have heard A rumour easy are looking to go to Cape Verde (assume from Gatwick ) are their current a321neo able to get there with a full load ? GC is 2500 miles I imagine add a few looking at 2700 ish
IIRC, the VX aft galley/lav config is the original SpaceFlex, now known as v1. Then it was redesigned into v2 - which most airlines are using now, as the v2 has almost twice as much galley capacity. There are several photos/drawings on the web if you type in SpaceFlex v1 and v2.Jump to post
Nerd trivia maybe, but Sterling Airways had duty free cigarettes in the ceiling on their B727-200Adv - the aircraft had two above-aisle compartments for rafts, but they stored big bags with duty free cigarettes there instead. All cigarettes were sold by the time the aircraft came back to base, and m...Jump to post
from what i have been told, the NEOs at Lufthansa are limited by a court order on behalf of the cabin crew union UFO. Something about "unbearable working conditions" in the small aft galley on flights exceeding 2.5 hrs or so.... Is that why the A321NEO going to LH has the full aft galley ...Jump to post
The A300B2/B4 was the original short-to-medium-haul 250-seat aircraft - why not dust off the blueprints for that one and NEO it plus some other aerodynamic tweaks and other enhancements... it is a much lighter aircraft than the made-for-long-haul A338/A339.Jump to post
Caravelle 12 was developed for Sterling Airways, which was a big Caravelle 10B operator and wanted more seating capacity. Sterling ordered 12 but took only 7, the other five went to Air Inter. Sterling flew them 12 years and then they went to Air Inter and/or Air Mediterranee.Jump to post
Is the GE CF34-8C such a gas guzzler, then? I thought it was still a pretty efficient engine...Jump to post
If Lufthansa takes over Condor/Thomas Cook, they can sell their B757-300s to Icelandair. They are younger than the B752 and have decent cycle counts as they fly 2-5-hour flights to holiday destinations, so four cycles a day on average.Jump to post
Will EY dedicate their A35K to specific routes with only 5 aircraft? Will they have lavish premium cabins or will they be people-haulers with 400 seats?Jump to post
BBD marketed the CRJ900 as a regional jet with mainline cabin features, and initial cabins were offered with an aft galley where this door was (big galley, actually, with four half-size carts, seven ATLAS containers, two beverage makers and one convection oven). No airline needed this much galley ca...Jump to post
Will BBD still be responsible for offering technical support for the CRJ700/900/1000 as many of those aircraft will fly for 15-20 years? They still have 40-50 CRJ900 to deliver.Jump to post
I think easyJet's 235-seat A321NEO are "normal" range birds, and easyJet are using them on Hurghada-Gatwick, which is 2,200nm / 4,000km (5hrs30mins flying westbound) and I guess they sell every seat if they can, Egypt is back in fashion again. Pretty capable bird. Also, Novair were using t...Jump to post
Smart move by Air Transat to have two lavatories in the middle of the Y cabin and only one in the back - it spreads out the lav que and the FAs can have a bit more privacy during meal breaks and not having to squeeze past 20 people just to get out of the galley when answering call bells. I think thi...Jump to post
Why, in God’s name, is MAA even entering the discussion here? The ONLY airlines from island nations serving MAA are UL, Q2 (Maldivian), UU (Air Austral) and MK. (Not counting Singaporean airlines and Batik Air.) These are all in the Indian Ocean. Why will a Pacific airline want to fly to MAA, of al...Jump to post
Are all A359 now built to the same standard structurally? So that every A359 can be a 278T MTOW bird but airlines can initially choose lower weights depending on their initial need and then upgrade to higher weights for a fee if the network changes?Jump to post
I am wondering if the 319 cabin actually has enough real estate length-wise to make it a 162-seater by adding one extra row (slimlines of course)....The exits are already there, and this could somewhat help its case a bit (see what Boeing has done with the -7MAX).... I think 156 seats is the absolu...Jump to post
[quote="EMBSPBR"] - Range - The maximum range is 2,600 nautical miles with total passenger load, 600 nautical miles more than E195-E1; Does that mean 2,600 nm range with 146 pax and their bags? If so, that's impressive - though those 146 seats are all spaced at 28 inches, according to Embr...Jump to post
Didn't JAL and ANA do that with their B747Ds... fly them on domestic short hops for years and then flew them on longer flights for the last years to slow the cycle count down a bit?
Lucky passengers on domestic flights in Japan, the A359 is a stunning aircraft.
Could this mean that the engine in question is not really suitable for multiple short flights every day in tropical conditions - which is what SQ bought these aircraft for...?
SQ should use two sample aircraft on long flights for six months to see if cracks happen then as well.
Why is SQ so eager to get rid of the A333 - it sounds like the perfect regional aircraft for SQ and all other airlines are very happy with their A333s and keep them for 15-20 years...Jump to post
Their CRJ900 has 90 seats and their A319 have 138 seats, both with flexible C/Y according to demand. MAX 8 and A320 will have 180 seats - so are they looking into cutting the number of flights while keeping the same number of seats or massively expand their capacity offering? Are the CR9 and A319 pa...Jump to post
With fantastic similarly sized jets like the EMB170/175 around, there's really no excuse for the Dash 8-400 to continue on much longer. Its an overgrown, cramped, loud, terrible (still) commuter prop plane … and that era thankfully is coming to a close. Out with the Dashes, already. :checkmark: Reg...Jump to post
The article mentions that the B787-10 will have an updated F with 8 seats, so F will still be offered for those who simply cannot travel in anything less than that... Looking forward to see the A350-1000 in BA livery - sounds like they are investing a lot in this aircraft, and with 331 seats it will...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic will have 410 seats in some of their A350-1000 and Air Caraïbes will have 439 seats, so the aircraft isn't exactly small.
I see airlines installing slimline seats at 30 inch pitch to add more seats than ask for a stretched aircraft as well as 8-abreast Y+ and more compact galleys.
Could they contract some flyBE Q400 to fly the LCY routes? The Q400 has been used at LCY for years and is relatively modern and efficient.Jump to post
I thought PAL's and Iberia's A359 are 280-tonne MTOW aircraft - which is the same as the ULR but focuses more on payload than range?
PAL's NY-Manilla flight takes 17+ hours some days and if they are able to sell all 295 seats then that's impressive.
What was QR's main motivation for buying the A350-1000? The fleet does mainly 6-8-hour flights and the occasional NYC or Tokyo per airframe... are they meant to be high-capacity ULH birds or just a bit of everything? Side note: CX also use their A350-1000 on many short flights, but have ULH-quality ...Jump to post
The B777-8 has been on offer since 2013, so far ULH-specialists EK and QR have ordered 35 and 10 aircraft respectively, EY has ordered 8 but there is uncertainty about their future as a whole. QF is also a ULH-specialist and yet they do not seem convinced about the B777-8 - they have undoubtedly bee...Jump to post
[quote="george77300"][quote="Elshad"][quote="Andy33"] 2. - The A350 will have two seperate configurations. One three class (first deliveries) and another 4 class with first later. (There is a possibility this could change). The three class are replacing the higher capac...Jump to post