The fan diameter on the A32Xneo is larger than the fan diameter on the 737MAX. As much a Boeing fan as I've been, that's simple physics; to produce an equivalent amount of thrust, the MAX engine must spin faster. There's no other way. The faster fan speed produces more noise out the front of the eng...Jump to post
And somehow, the a.net echo chamber has managed to turn this sad news into yet another A versus B thread, within just a dozen replies.
Hopefully, ALL of the KE/OZ four holers find new lives with pax airlines, so that I can continue to enjoy flying in them.
bennett123 wrote:Both scrapped.
G-CIVH CDT 05/2021
G-CIVY DGX 11/2020
I cannot find the rendering. Is one side of gates going to be closed when they start building the first phase of the new terminal. There is also the west concourse which has Gates 1-3. It will probably be three years before they even finish demolition of Terminal 2. Slide 42: https://www.anewjfk.co...Jump to post
BA B747 left G-BNLY Dunsfold G-BYGA Kemble G-BYGC St Athan G-BYGD St Athan G-BYGG St Athan G-CIVA Tereul G-CIVB Kemble G-CIVN Kemble G-CIVR Tereul G-CIVS Tereul G-CIVT Tereul G-CIVW Dunsfold G-CIVX Tereul Where does that leave CIVH and CIVY? Those are the only two BA airplanes I've ever flown in!Jump to post
That is a VERY nice cabin. Even economy looks attractive!Jump to post
Am I the only one expecting a MAX10 order timed to perfectly coincide with the lease expirations on the A321neo's? I love AS's 321s, but I don't think it's realistic to expect AS to maintain a completely different fleet of just ten aircraft, once the 319s and 320s are gone. Plus, ANC-SEA could liter...Jump to post
You guys are talking like no one has ever figured out how to put engines on the tail of an airplane without crashing it due to imbalance. I introduce the ERJ, CRJ, 717, 727, DC-9, Fokker jets, Caravelle....... Also, re: blade out catastrophe mentioned above, You run the same risks with turbofans in ...Jump to post
The wing tips are hidden, landing gear isn't too clear so I'm quite confused which variant this is. The engine size would've normally been the thing that makes it easy but PIA uses GE90-94B on their 772 which I can't differentiate from GE90-110/115B unless I see it's fan blades. If it is a 77L it w...Jump to post
And speaking of aesthetics, I walked from A to C the other day, and knowing what was coming, stopped in the old low-C departure lounge space for a moment, trying to imagine one last time what it must have been like 40 years ago. Progress is good, but there is a bit of history to be lost there. You ...Jump to post
So how does that split out work? Seems like a lot of expense and effort for 4-5 gates in each terminal… And just puts more people in an already overcrowded concourse. That problem is actually a big focus of this project; the addition of a handful (literally) of gates is only one goal. With the incr...Jump to post
If the aircraft rolled at speed and passenger weight with one tire flat, then it will also need the other tire on that axle replaced, due to over-stress. So now you're counting on the outstation having TWO wheel-tire assemblies, of the correct part number, available for use by your airline. Perhaps ...Jump to post
Got to turn on those "New World Order" generators. Already in use to power Blucifer's eyes. don't they have backup generators? You'd need a small power plant to run the entire airport. The backup generators are sufficient to keep critical safety systems running but they're not going to po...Jump to post
The capacity upgauges mentioned upthread are somewhat deceiving. Yes, upgrading RJs to mainline equipment (the A220 is perfect for SLC) is an upgrade from recent past. But in the 80s and 90s, before the scourge of RJs infected the planet, there were many 737, 727, DC10 (WAL), and L1011 flights. Man...Jump to post
Thank you for this comment - when you read about the rudder issues of earlier models, the cracking in the forks, and all this new stuff coming out. I hate feeling like a snowflake about it, im normally someone whose quite rational. "If its passed certification, its safe" etc. But there is...Jump to post
Boeing has chosen to temporarily stop deliveries, only because the FAA has not approved Boeing’s proposal for planned inspections to meet federal guidelines. There is huge difference between voluntarily stopping deliveries as opposed to having the FAA order it. https://www.reuters.com/business/aero...Jump to post
What about 779, 748, 738, 739? There are also military planes. There are a lot more products than 737MAX and 787. Of the planes you listed, only the 747 is actually a product that Boeing is currently able to deliver. And a 747 rolls off the line only once every TWO MONTHS. Plus, production is wrapp...Jump to post
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:Pity all those innocent staff and passengers caught in between this drama.....
I’m sure some of you might be surprised to know that AA flew from DAL to ORD, LAX and LGA with all first class F100’s, seating only 56 passengers, back in the early 2000’s. All as a response to Legend Airways starting similar service out of Love Field in early 2000. No, we wouldn't... because most ...Jump to post
Although the AD emphasizes that the aircraft to be inspected are the A320ceo manufactured prior to 30 June 2015 , all the variants of the A320neo are also mentioned, so it is not ruled out that they are also inspected in a precautionary manner. It's very important to read AD's carefully. While many...Jump to post
As expected, N319US (MSN 208) is the 19th A320 to celebrate its 30th birthday in service. I find it remarkable that Delta has brought back N325US, N326US and N329NW to service in the meantime. Let's see how long they will stay. Based on what I can see on planespotters.net, the oldest active Air Can...Jump to post
The A220 production now equals the B717 production at 156: Lightsaber That's very interesting indeed. It took the 717 from EIS in 1999 to 2006 to reach 156 deliveries. Granted, had they launched the 717-300 for American et al, I think they'd have sold far more. But they didn't. Boeing ultimately of...Jump to post
The problem they've had is they began operation in Jan 2020, right before COVID. So they are trying to do everything with the little staff they have all while trying to stay profitable. Cedar Well, have I got a news flash for you and Eastern: This year, ANC is the darling of the domestic US travel ...Jump to post
So anchorage is canceled for sure? Seems like it; I tried dummy bookings yesterday on Eastern's website, just ANC-JFK or JFK-ANC, and scrolling through the month calendars, ALL dates are greyed out. Previously, the once a week service showed up as blue and clickable. But while ANC is still in the d...Jump to post
I have not heard one positive thing said about the ex-Flybe Q400's by anyone, ever. Flybe was cash-strapped for ages, and had a real hard time keeping what is already a very needy (Bombardier prefers the word "sophisticated") fleet type going until the end. They're in rough shape... to put...Jump to post
Greetings from ANC. I'd love to see their beautiful 787's here. Caught a couple last summer, as they snuck through for fuel or whatever. Sure were pretty. But I'd advise against them making tech stops here on US-bound flights; currently, the PAX would have to go through customs here. Although I do b...Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/flybe-collapse-dash-8-operations/ Now the real issue become clear. Well that's not exactly new information; everyone on a.net is aware that Flybe shut down, and that LGW/Austrian/Baltic parked theirs. That this created a glut of unwanted aircraft is self-evident. I think th...Jump to post
The A220 assumes high fuel prices. Either the cost of building with carbon fiber has to come down or the cost of fuel has to go up. Till then I expect Airbus to continue manufacturing it at low rates. Should fuel prices go up for political or other reasons Airbus has manufacturing and service in pl...Jump to post
If you check out the “historical seating charts” of departedflights.com, you can see that TWA often used a number-number convention for designating seats on wide body aircraft. (As opposed to number-letter). For example: http://www.departedflights.com/TW7471092.html Gotta love that 747-200 seat map...Jump to post
I am confused..Aren't turboprops better suited and cheaper to operate on thin routes (of short distance too) where capacity of 100+ is not needed?And the Q400s are fast not like the ATRs, so flying difference compared to an Ejet is not that great.. 1. Fleet simplification; for an airline the size o...Jump to post
No. Cheap, uninspired, poorly conceived. I like Lufthansa. But this livery takes "minimalism" to a new level of laziness. And the yellow squares by the boarding doors... was just ridiculous. "We literally have no idea how to incorporate our OTHER color, so we'll just paint a patch... ...Jump to post
For what it's worth, AA just added DFW to Eugene, a 1,600 mile E-175 flight. Per AA.com the block time for flight #4061 DFW to EUG is 4:20. Having flown many DAL-SEA/PDX runs on the ERJ-175 on Horizon/Skywest, I'm here to tell you it's not a bad plane for it, HOWEVER, the Lavatory tank often fills ...Jump to post
Greetings from Anchorage; I hope you do decide to visit! The domestic carriers went gangbusters on ANC flights in 2020. While everything else was slash-and-burn, for example, AA flew the DFW and ORD nonstops for a longer season than I've ever seen before... well into October, which I took advantage ...Jump to post
Greetings from ANC, where we'll gladly take the capacity... now, if we can just get AA to bring their 787 back...Jump to post
Oh I definitely have a lot of nostalgia for it. Acres and acres of brown painted everything. EVERYTHING. And the two derelict Braniff (Braniff II or III I guess, whichever one revived the "Ultra" scheme) 727's parked at the end of one horseshoe (I was too young to know which terminal), one...Jump to post
Surely this topic is covered under the Alaska Fleet (and network) Thread?
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi ... &t=1456065
Mahan Air's EP-MNB is regularly flying between Tehran and Kehrmann. Interesting! Last photo of the cabin shows Mahan simply kept the United rainbow-era seat covers... what a flashback! Unfortunately, for a US citizen, Mahan flights aren't really an option for me. It's too late to update my post, or...Jump to post
hoons90 wrote:Asiana still flies their sole pax 744 to Changchun and Nanjing.
Gosh, at this point, who is even left?! I can only think of: Air China - Three 744s, including the ex presidential plane, are still flying domestic hops mostly between Beijing, Sanya, Madrid(?!?), and Shenzhen. Air India - VT-EVA is still flying between Kolkata and Delhi, but the other three birds h...Jump to post
It amazes me how a NEO is thrown around casually. Lightsaber You're lecturing the iPhone generation. And even some of us "older" folks have slipped into the same mindset; this is 2021, so it's automagically time for Samsung to make a "new" phone, apple to make a "new" ...Jump to post
jbmitt wrote:I think Alaskans have a high propensity to travel.
I’m confused why loosing your number one electrical generator would cause you to loose both nose wheel steering and braking, considering those are functions of the hydraulic systems on 99% of the airliners out there? Even if you taxi single engine and loose the hydraulic pump, you can still stop vi...Jump to post