After that, the 787-9 will be too small. The 787-10 might be the right size but would probably struggle with MRU, LIM and SJO. The A359 might be a good choice, but perhaps too small for the likes of CUN or MCO? The A35K might be a good bet. I think it'll be Airbus' order to lose. The problem with t...Jump to post
To add to your list:
Air Peace (777-300A, but no ER)
Ceiba Interncontinental (White)
Nok / NokScoot
Ukraine International Airlines
BA's choice of replacement for the 77Es at LGW will be interesting. The 77W, 779 and 35K are definitely too large to be accommodated on Pier 2, save the two end stands. Even the 778 is likely to be too large. So this leaves Pier 3, which I don't think is big enough to accommodate all of BA's operati...Jump to post
Those are just the official titles of the conferences, not details of the white paper you are referring to?
The problem is that it's all been happening 'right now' since Berlin in 1995. The UN moves slower than a retreating glacier - its deeply frustrating.
I would focus on domestic or short haul P2P travel with <100 seats, operating those current generation aircraft offering best-in-class emissions per passenger. My marketing strategy would lead with these green credentials and the ultimate aim would be to fully carbon offset all flights and operation...Jump to post
Radical changes are coming, mostly being driven through environmental issues. What examples can you provide here, and what evidence is there that government mandated changes are coming in the next ten years? Aviation and the environment is an issue I am very, very closely involved with. I simply do...Jump to post
In the likely absence of LHR slots, LGW would be a good fit for them.
I'm not sure if LTN would even have enough capacity, or whether their A321s have the performance to operate out of LTN at MTOW. As for STN, I don't see it as being a very good fit with JetBlue's brand.
The only major headache for the ATR 42 is the performance of the ATR 72. They are both superb aircraft and wonderful to fly on. As mentioned above, the -72 is being outmatched by the A220 and E2. It has pushed the ATR into the short and rough field niche, where the -42 does have advantages over the...Jump to post
The only major headache for the ATR 42 is the performance of the ATR 72. They are both superb aircraft and wonderful to fly on.Jump to post
The cost of scrapping and parting out will not be cheap in the Azores - this is likely to make the case for a repair more compelling. A good crew of mechanics would be able to remove the best parts of it in a week or two. Doors, avionics, actuators, engines, apu. They can be loaded into shipping co...Jump to post
The cost of scrapping and parting out will not be cheap in the Azores - this is likely to make the case for a repair more compelling.Jump to post
The TurboProp Do328 is a brilliant aircraft to fly in from a passenger perspective - comfortable cabin environment, good cruise speed for a prop, and pretty smooth in turbulence. From an operational perspective, however, the thing is a real dog. That stellar performance means the 328's fuelburn is b...Jump to post
Looking forward to your thoughts (and anyone suggesting something that's not a tube with 2 engines -- don't bother. Stay realistic. We're talking about the NEXT aircraft). What will Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft be? I would not be so certain. Yes, I expect it will be a tube, but two engines? I ...Jump to post
With the rebound in lease rates for B737NGs, expediting the sale of aircraft at the end of S19 could be a very shrewd move. Yields are lower during the winter season, meaning they could make more money by selling an aircraft now than keeping it to the planned term (say, Apr. 2020) and flying pax. Of...Jump to post
It would appear the aircraft taxied clear of the runway before evacuation. There are also reports of a 3-4 minute delay after landing, before the evacuation commenced.
If confirmed, this is pretty concerning. Saudia 163 comes to mind.
D-ACJJ positioned into LGW from CGN on 31st July, and began operating flights on 1st August. It is apparently covering for a delayed A321 delivery. Because of this, it operates a varied selection of routes, depending on which had the lowest bookings when the decision was made to lease cover and only...Jump to post
Quite a few, some very similar to your experiences. My Nan had lots of serious health issues related to her heart, so we had a few cancellations or would have to book very late when we knew it would be OK for her to travel. Fortunately, because we have a property in Menorca, we only ever had the fli...Jump to post
I had a similar incident with airbaltic whilst landing at Kiev. A man in my row passed out and slumped into the aisle on final approach. He was attended by crew using Oxygen during the landing, although their sympathy wore off when an empty bottle of Vodka fell out of his coat and it became clear he...Jump to post
The biggest potential risk for LCY is the presumed transition back to CAA certification from EASA certification. There are some hard nuts in the CAA still who want to rectify the 'mistake' made in allowing a +10% dispensation on certain declared distances, and who were definitely unhappy with EASA's...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:The guy they have flying in tomorrow from SEN in a PA28 is a top bloke and long time member on here.He’s very knowledgeable ... but depends what dumb questions he gets asked by the Snow/Peters combo.
Currently TF-FXB , a 19 y/o De Havilland Canada Dash 8 Q400 is flying KEF-MAN as flight FI 440. 1.669 km / 1.037 miles = 2:15 h. Alternately they use this bird on KEF-DUB as well. Cause? Lack of planes, low densitiy route? I think it must one of the last adventures and challenges to do such flights...Jump to post
It is plausible that KU could operate the A338NEO to North America. I'm sure they are more likely to use the A359 however, if a second North American route was launched. Very fair point, all posts above are referencing the A339. That said, is it confirmed that KU is getting A338s? Given that they a...Jump to post
I know mistakes happen, but that would be one hell of an error.Jump to post
It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...Jump to post
davidjohnson6 wrote:Relations between the UK and Russia are not good at the moment - and this will likely affect demand. Why is Wizz going to succeed when Easyjet failed on UK-Moscow a few years ago ?
Road replacement is very common in the UK. Myself and colleagues used FlyBe extensively for work from EXT - I had a couple of 5h bus trips to London and one colleague even had a 9h bus ride to GLA. The bus company they used were rather useless and would frequently get lost - on one of my London bus ...Jump to post
There is a lot of mention of tourism, but I also see another important point: Ukrainians taking up jobs in, or migrating to the EU. . This resonates with my experience. In the last couple of years I have travelled to Ukraine a lot from the UK on all carriers, I've actually lost count this year, but...Jump to post
It is quite plausible that easyJet, Ryanair and WizzAir will look at North America at some point in the near to mid future. They already operate sectors up to 5/6 hours, and now we have both easyJet and Wizz considering deploying their A321LRs on substantially longer routes. Once they have experienc...Jump to post
It's been roughly two weeks since I put in for our compensation on the BA website. We still haven't heard anything nor received our money yet. Any ideas from previous experience as to how long this process might take? Is this a serious question? Yes, it is. I was just wondering how long this proces...Jump to post
This was a real pain because it meant taking a long airport train ride back to the main terminal (...) The distance between the two terminals in Zurich is a little over one kilometre. How on earth could you call that a long ride? I made this 'trek' myself last Friday. It took less than three minute...Jump to post
There is a lot of fantasy involved in this article. However, it shouldn't come as a surprise that easyJet have been looking at longer routes, even with their 'basic' A321NEOs. Sub-Saharan Africa has several interesting destinations - Banjul, Lagos, Accra and Dakar for instance. I understand we could...Jump to post
Iberia had a sizeable presence in BCN, I recall seeing their DC10s, A300s, A340s and occasional B747 there. I still have most IB inflight magazines from the late 1990s to mid 2000s. They are in storage at the family house, but if you really struggle I can take a look at the route maps next time I go...Jump to post
Interesting idea, he seemed to be coy on whether it would be AirBaltic, or another carrier. I can see destinations like New York, Florida, Thailand and Beijing being feasible, just on leisure traffic. But at a frequency which makes sense to bring in a completely new fleet type, that I'm less confide...Jump to post
@ bgm - exactly, this order caused nerves . Markets encounter surprises every day, however they can be categorised into positive and negative. Typically traders react bullishly or bearishly, depending on the categorisation. Which amounts to: not much. Get back to us when we see institutional invest...Jump to post
With Iranian and Pakistani airspace closures, this would be an interesting route. I think certainly no Iran and probably no Pakistani airspace required for this route, but more like Russia - Kazachstan - China: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=hel-ktm I could see this work with 321XLR, considering AY h...Jump to post
Why don't you review IAG's share price. I don't really feel there is anything else I can add to make it more obvious, other than what I've already said: 'IAG's shares dropped quite substantially after the LOI was announced. They have since recovered, but it is a sign that the markets were not bulli...Jump to post
Not sure which shares you're talking about; but Airbus is slightly up right now, so I guess investors are not too worried about losing this potential order... IAG's shares dropped quite substantially after the LOI was announced. They have since recovered, but it is a sign that the markets were not ...Jump to post
I'm focusing on the MAX's price because everyone I am responding to is claiming Boeing only secured this LoI because they offered IAG a price so low they could not refuse to work with Boeing to take them up on it. Well, you may exclude me from everyone. I have heard nothing which suggests Boeing dr...Jump to post
Obviously I have no idea what type of baggage truck hit the aircraft, but it is likely that it was very heavy and very solid. For example, in the UK, those little tugs pull up to 4 baggage carts, typically each weighing 2-3 tonnes. So the tugs have to be heavy to get traction - IIRC the weight of th...Jump to post