Perhaps I should ask this separately in the tech forum, but then again it might be too dumb a question to merit its own thread. If Southwest or indeed any other airline goes from one manufacturer only to a dual-manufacturer fleet, could they train/ certify their existing Boeing maintenance crew to ...Jump to post
The Airlines mainly Qantas are poking around in the dark looking for offerings that are commercially viable. Yes, they say they have polled their customers, so what? The viability can only be proven after the investment and developments have been made by the manufacturers. There are simply too many...Jump to post
Contrary to a post above, but on the 737 I've actually heard them "load shed" during engine start, and spool back up after starter switch cutout. I don't have a wiring diagram in front of me, but I've heard it enough times that it has caught my attention. Maybe it varies by operator/build ...Jump to post
I encountered the same thing, boarding Qantas in Singapore. I was really pretty bummed about it, because I was looking forward to hearing the bizarre sound of the A380 flaps being extended! I know AmericaWest/USAirways did this in PHX routinely, because of the extreme heat at that airfield. Otherwis...Jump to post
I would add that the bleed air doesn't necessarily come from the high pressure compressor. In fact, it spends very LITTLE time coming from the high pressure compressor. At takeoff and cruise, the system switches to the low pressure compressor for bleed air. The high pressure side is simply too high ...Jump to post
Word has it that they've actually been very reliable, particularly for a new type EIS. The first year was a little rough, but the second year went much better, and remember- this is a NEW plane, not just a stretch of a 1980's design that is long since got the bugs worked out. That said, an INOP APU ...Jump to post
Update on the 757's status. Aircraft line number 3123 (N26123) has started being dismantled and prepared for aircraft salvage. Engines and APU are in the process of being removed. Any salvageable parts are being kept once approved by engineering. The rest will be dismantled on site. As expected, a ...Jump to post
The sign of a good serial entrepreneur.....dust yourself down from a failure, learn from it and go again. That's one thing if you're making high-tech widget gizmos that few people are interested in. But when your "startup company" employs hundreds of people, using assets costing hundreds ...Jump to post
I would have hoped STL would have seen some more love considering the last MD80s were from TWA and STL has been a huge MD80 base over the years. Agreed, tho ORD makes sense considering 20 years ago the MD80 pretty much ruled at ORD ... not to mention most of the flights between ORD-DFW-ORD were on ...Jump to post
I'm not trying to be obnoxious. Funny how the thing people are best at is sometimes that which they are not "trying to be". Every post you've made in this thread has been a dramatic crescendo of obnoxion. We get it. You have large feet. This layout doesn't meet your needs. Cool. And welco...Jump to post
Gee... a rendering in full Qantas colors!
Looks pretty sweet.
Are the parts of a Boeing aircraft US system or metric for units of measurement? I've wondered this before. It'd be awkward for a mechanic with US system tools to work metric components. I know metric throws me off. They are SAE, aka US. Fractions of an inch. Though, torques in the AMM are given in...Jump to post
Okay, everyone, keep those tin foil hats firmly ensconced upon your crowns. Meanwhile, back in reality land, the LEAP has had some teething issues, yes. Between bypass doors pinned open and this issue, there have been a few hiccups. But it's STILL practically WEEKLY than an A320neo in India blows an...Jump to post
Maybe because no one proved to be real enthusiastic about ELEVEN ABREAST ECONOMY SEATING, with the outboard (window) seats elevated above the rest in the row?? The whole thing was hogwash. Lipstick on a bacon. I always questioned the wisdom of offering MORE seats on the airplane; with so many airlin...Jump to post
On topic, this is a pretty silly question, which can be fundamentally reworded as "Can an airline with a current fleet of ~34 operable aircraft and no prospects of acquiring any more, turn into an airline similar to Emirates?" Obviously, the answer is NO. And a dozen new ATR's does not equ...Jump to post
I'm looking forward to taking them ANC-LAS next month. It seems like an odd choice for a route, considering AS tried it and subsequently abandoned it. And I'm connecting onward via Frontier, so, missed opportunity for SY there. As near as I can tell, whatever differentiation Sun Country has had in t...Jump to post
Neighbor was at DAL and said power was out. Flight delayed until 8:30, so he rebooked on AA and drove over to DFW. Should have taken the DART LoveLink524 to the Orange Line light rail. That way, he could have spent just $3 to get to DFW, AND had the pleasure of watching multiple spontaneous fist fi...Jump to post
Eh, this is standard AD stuff that is getting magnified due to the Max. You have to be kidding, since when has it become okay to say AD's are normal, they are not, they are issued to rectify serious design flaws or procedures or any abnormalities that affect flight safety. Maybe you're getting conf...Jump to post
QANTAS regularly send their 747's for maintenance in HK, another note but after tonight the adopted child of the QANTAS 747 fleet is retiring tonight as VH-OEB is operating QF73 to SFO before positioning to tulepo (?) for scraping Of course, lots of MX done in HKG. But I always get nervous when a s...Jump to post
Seven flights a day Toronto-Atlanta should take the cake for distance. FYI, I'm looking at September 17. I had no idea Delta was still sending MD-88s on routes of that length, at all! I may try to snag one.... Just gotta work it in to an itinerary that shouldn't involve EITHER of those cities, someh...Jump to post
Non-issue. AD's happen twice a month. Sometimes they include 737's. Sometimes they don't. When you have a relatively small number of planes that MIGHT have had a slat track manufactured incorrectly, it does not amount to the gross negligence that the media is trying to paint here. It'll get resolved...Jump to post
Well, there could be several sensible reasons behind it. Aside from the obvious, they may have simply wanted diversification for the fleet. AA flies both IAE and CFM on their pre-merger Airbus orders (CFM on 319 and IAE on 321, then the merger threw everything out the window!). LH did similarly. DL ...Jump to post
I've noticed that VH-OEJ (QF 747-438ER) hasn't flown in FIVE WEEKS! Went up to Hong Kong on April 17. Anyone know what's up with that? In HKG, it could definitely be maintenance, but that's a long time for a simple A check, and I can't imagine they'd be doing bigger checks on birds scheduled to reti...Jump to post
I love you folks but DFW is so much harder to connect in than ATL. DEN and DTW are probably the real dreams as US hubs go. I suppose compared to PHL, IAH or MSP, its easy. (just last week I went from low Ds to high Bs...4 stops on the train and a fair amount of walking....) We love you too, but you...Jump to post
I don't have the update you're looking for, but I'm thinking that with JFK talking about a major airfield redevelopment, Delta may have put their plans on hold, to see just what is and isn't on the table. Plus, Delta is spending BIG bucks to completely demolish their whole world down the street at L...Jump to post
Alaska B739 N303AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting into the new Alaska livery. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303AS Thank goodness. Having flown through Seattle last week, it was immediately apparent (which we already knew, of course) that the 737 paints had stopped to get the Virg...Jump to post
Because the AF A330 crash was different. It was indeed initially caused by a pitot tube problem, but the big issue was EPIC spatial disorientation on the part of the flight crew. They pancaked in, because they chose not to believe their instruments. Which is something that is a natural reaction, but...Jump to post
It's so disappointing that, this day in age, in the European Union, this poor level of quality can be found.
We like to think that EASA has a firm grip on what's going on in the member States.
I mean, some of these reports read like DC-3 incidents in rural South America.
What a shame.
Well, it's not a bandage that covers all wounds. But it IS the ONLY Western-designed mainline narrowbody to be conceived in the past thirty years. The 737 is an updated design from the early 1960's. The A320 is an updated design from the early 1980's. The ERJ and CRJ series are newer designs, but ge...Jump to post
was swapped out with an ex-FL 712 (at least it wasn't a 320) with no in-seat IFE. None of Delta's 717's have in-seat IFE, ex-FL or otherwise. In fact, neither do the MD-88s or MD-90s, even though the MD-90s had, at least, drop down screens... twenty years ago! The 717 is still a personal fave (alth...Jump to post
I've got mixed feelings about it. I like things about it, but other things make me go "oh gosh.... well, it's not as bad as Lufthansa." The tail is a miss for me. It needed to come down onto the empennage or something; this just kinda looks like someone took the existing tail globe and sai...Jump to post
They will fail if they use RJ’s. They will fail period. The real airline execs with all their experience would be running the biz model if it was highly successful, but as history has shown us...it's a huge failure. Who is giving the money to just pay themselves? You may prove right, BUT, it's wort...Jump to post
Just seems odd that Alaska would want to have two different cabin styles. They seem to be really geared towards brand synergy, doesn't seem to fit. Not odd at all. All of the major carriers have pretty substantial differences across various fleet types. I mean, Delta has just recently gotten their ...Jump to post
Anyone have eyes on N924VA yet in the new livery? There is a picture on jetphotos.com What was the point again of putting N924VA in that ugly white tail livery again? Every photo I could find of it, still had it with the Alaska logo on it, so why didn't they just paint it into the main livery? Airb...Jump to post
F27500 wrote:And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports?
More on the same scheme https://onemileatatime.com/united-airlines-new-livery/ The website has an update: "Update: A United spokesperson has reached out and indicated that this isn’t in fact the new livery. " Thank goodness. Who knows, the real one might be worse. But that one was... not ...Jump to post
The A319NEO & 737-7 proved unpopular. The A320 is way bigger, more capable & sold out for 7-8 years. Why not? I don't think anyone here is arguing against the business case for the A225. I think we're all just a bit doubtful that Airbus would do it right now. And we know that Mr Faust is hi...Jump to post
It seems the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft regardless of flight type. According to Ethan Klapper, if UA, AA or WN want to reposition any of their aircraft, they will need an FAA permit. That's actually not a surprise, and obtaining a ferry permit from the FAA is a routine, co...Jump to post
While NK hasn't yet announced any plans to serve BUR, CLT, CMH, IND, JAX, RDU, and RIC nonstop from DFW, NK could add DFW-BUR, DFW-CLT, DFW-CMH, DFW-IND, DFW-JAX, DFW-RDU, and DFW-RIC nonstop service. NK will very likely add more nonstop routes out of DFW at some point, and NK adding DFW-JAX nonsto...Jump to post