I flew on -ELD last Monday.
Yes, the cabin was very old. But the seats were pretty comfy. Sure beat the slim lines that we’ve all come to expect.
Aircraft D was actually the youngest remaining 747 in the El Al fleet. I guess it just came due for a heavy check sooner, or something.
You’re using a lot of flawed logic. And ignoring the fact that the DC-9 family is the same age as the 737 family; yet you’re telling us that Boeing took the 737 too far, and that would be cure by.........using the DC-9 frame instead??? Besides which, the MD-90 was rather uncompetitive even in its he...Jump to post
I think the main cause of failure for IDG's is improper service while in use. It's basically a transmission that takes the shaft power from the engine and regulates that to a even output to run the electrical generator. That transmission has oil in it. There is a task to check the level of the oil....Jump to post
A lot of it has to do with existing business relationships. We've seen a lot (though not all) of CFM56 Airbus operators go with the LEAP. We've seen a lot (though not all) of V2500 Airbus operators go with the GTF. United was a fairly loyal PW customer for decades (the PW not being available on the ...Jump to post
No, there is no way of knowing which EXACT aircraft they were in.
Unless you have the airline's maintenance records; serialized items are typically tracked that way.
But neither Boeing nor the seat manufacturer would know/care.
I've always thought JetBlue planes had dirty cabins. At least, in my limited experience. But nowhere NEAR as disgusting as my flights on Sun Country and Frontier this summer. Both of those were like a used chewing gum museum. I’m surprised B6 doesn’t run an advertisement saying “All we fly are mainl...Jump to post
I don't think the DC-10 had a big farwell either and its last flight was a red-eye HNL-DFW flight arriving at 5:30am. I woke up super early to meet the DC-10 arrival that day. That was pre-9/11, so I went through security, bought a disposable camera from the Hudson News that was located at the far ...Jump to post
Call me a naysayer, but here's my take: "In spite of multiple extant layers of ineffective bureaucracy, we're gonna add a WHOLE BIG 'NUTHER BUREAUCRACY to it, and everything will be happily ever after." Hmm. Nope. If Boeing can fleece the entire FAA, it won't take more than two weeks to fl...Jump to post
Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats". Actually, there are details: “There will be enhancements,” CEO Ted Christie said Monday in an interview at the International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas. “There will be some change...Jump to post
Wow.. slow news day much?!?!
Some oxygen bottles were low.
What's next, a press release for tires that required servicing!?
I guess that would be potential sabotage, too!
As best I can tell, the last El Al 747 out of JFK is September 9, LY4. There's also a flight from BCN to TLV on a 744 the day before. I do see that they're continuing ops to BKK after that point, at least through October. And then I see BKK with a 787 in November. So it looks like they've whittled i...Jump to post
I always wondered what would happen if this occurred at about halfway between Hawaii and the mainland. This happened 20 minutes outside of HNL. To expand on the (totally unhelpful and obvious) answer someone else gave you, there are actually two fire bottles for cargo holds on ETOPS/overwater aircr...Jump to post
Am I the only person that sees the new UA tail logo colors in that particular rendition of the AS tail and Chester?!?!?
It had to come, I guess - after so many issues with the PW engines on various aircraft, it was only a matter of time ......... Dramatic, much? Fact based? "It had to come..." Right. As it has on PWs, RRs, GEs, MTU, IAE, CFM, Kilmov, Ivchenko, Williams, Allison,.................. Well, I m...Jump to post
While I totally agree that rules are rules, and it's the carrier's responsibility to comply, I have to stand back and take a moment to try to wrap my head around how our society got to a place where a CITY can file CRIMINAL charges against an AIRLINE for.... flying in a few minutes late? That's pret...Jump to post
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