The blurb from Bloomberg also says Airbus has revoked the order for 1 out of 2 A350 which QR have refused to take deliver of. The lack of any IAG 350 deliveries for quite some time might indicate that QRs influence is already taking effect (....) I find it shocking given that without QRs 350 order, ...Jump to post
Yemen is Iran's little slave so not surprises there. Pure evil. Indeed, which makes it perfectly on par with the UAE and their relationship with the KSA.. The UAE and Saudi Arabia (KSA) have been fighting a proxy war with Iran, using Yemen as the battleground. The UAE and KSA have certainly not bee...Jump to post
Rather than internal wranglings, AFKL might be better worrying about their relative position / value against the competition. Mkt caps of the main European airline groups (all in USD): Ryanair = $26.5Bn IAG (BA/IB/EI/VY etc.) = $11Bn LH (+ OS/SN/LX etc.) = $9.9Bn WIZZ = $7.9Bn EZY = $6.5Bn AFKL = $...Jump to post
Roughly 15K USD per hour for something able to go direct (Falcon 7X, Global XRS, G-550). If you’re willing to have a stop en-route, perhaps as low as 10K (Challenger 605, G-450, Falcon 2000). If you’re feeling fancy (G-650, Falcon 8X, Global 7000), probably closer to 20K an hour. And if you’re going...Jump to post
I moved abroad to a Eurozone country just as the EUR was introduced, and it did take a bit of getting used to. Didn’t help me one little bit that the prices were displayed both in EUR and the local old currency, as I had zero relation to either. With that move came a lot, like a whole boatload lot, ...Jump to post
Many years ago I was the station safety manager at a ground handling company. They had a solid safety management system, which took care of ensuring incidents were handled correctly, corrective actions implemented and communicated across the company on a global scale. So far, so good. Then there was...Jump to post
I have a set of question for all posters who claim [one would loose job at the ME3 for whatever reasons]. My questions are: 1, Have you seen the employment contract between the pilot and the airline? 2, Have you had direct knowledge of local employment laws in UAE or Qatar? 3, Have you seen the com...Jump to post
The official report had the following conclusions: "The accident was caused by SAS' instructions and routines being inadequate to ensure that clear ice was removed from the wings of the aircraft prior to takeoff. Hence the aircraft took off with clear ice on the wings. In connection with liftof...Jump to post
Theseus wrote:B777LRF wrote:I employ the FIFO principle when it comes to boarding/deboarding, so doesn’t really apply to me.
I guess you mean LIFO. FIFO would mean you would be first on board and wait for the last passenger to board which is longer a wait than the deplaning time by far.
It’s not the size of the aircraft which bothers me. After all, the seats are the same. My only issue is the speed or, rather, lack thereof. I much prefer travelling at M.84-.85 (747, 787, 777, A350, A380) or even .82 (767, A330/340) than .78 (A321, 757). On a CPH-IAD service that’s a difference of ...Jump to post
It’s not the size of the aircraft which bothers me. After all, the seats are the same. My only issue is the speed or, rather, lack thereof. I much prefer travelling at M.84-.85 (747, 787, 777, A350, A380) or even .82 (767, A330/340) than .78 (A321, 757). On a CPH-IAD service that’s a difference of a...Jump to post
Surprised Boeing aren’t pushing harder for this to happen. 50 Maxes would be great in the wake of losing Qantas and KLM. And it’s not just Iran Air, didn’t Iran Aseman place an order (or MOU) for 80 737-800s, which would be Maxes now. Goes to show how lucrative the defense side is for Boeing, that ...Jump to post
debonair wrote:Btw. the first flight to IAD took a very strange routing, close to Iceland and Greenland... Lack of ETOPS?!
The first LR has indeed gone into service, by operating a CPH-OSL-CPH rotation recently. Will also be subbed in for an A330 on a single CPH-IAD service in the near future (can’t remember the date). In March it will replace the A330 on CPH-IAD and will also be used to restart CPH-BOS. I’m due for a C...Jump to post
Boeing didn’t, and still don’t, have a proper answer to the A320neo. They could have gone NSA instead of MAX, but it would still depend on the exact same engines hanging off the wings of an A320neo. Fuselage and wings would have been a bit lighter, and it would probably also sport a M.82 cruise spee...Jump to post
Getting enough people vaccinated so that CV-19 restrictions can be lifted Ferrari and McLaren presenting viable challenges to the Red Bull/Mercedes dominance in F1 Not a single foreign fan to attend the WC in Doha The IOC finally growing a pair and living up their own standards, by banning Russia fr...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:Welcome to Corporate America UAE
One hopes that QR won’t have the passengers to fill a single charter flight, and that their normal flights will be doing their normal thing. Which is off-loading at lot of people at one end of the airport, and on-load them in the other end with very few - if any - getting off in Doha.Jump to post
johns624 wrote:I don't know why you keep equating legal gun owners with criminals who use weapons.
B777LRF--First of all, I find your constant reference to "any civilized society" quite offensive. Second, when someone commits a violent crime against you, the Marquess of Queensberry rules don't apply. Third, look up the concept of "disparity of force". It's a legitimate legal ...Jump to post
In the USA, you would be fine if you shot someone who is robing you with a knife. Wouldn’t you agree that, on the whole, running a society where that is considered “fine” might be ripe for a spot of revision? Perhaps finding a way to live together, not in any less disagreement but far less violentl...Jump to post
If someone breaks into my home, I don't know if they are there to kill me, kill someone I care about, or just steal my TV. Thankfully, I don't have to wait to find out. Legally I'm allowed to use lethal force to defend myself. I'm glad I live someplace that puts the rights of victims above the righ...Jump to post
It is actually not a crime to hurt or even kill someone in self-defense. I'm curious how you think a 90 lb woman is going to be able to fight off a 250 lb man trying to rape or murder her with her bare hands. Thankfully, in civilized societies, citizens have the right to defend themselves against p...Jump to post
While we're talking about ideas that are ridiculous and will never see the light of day, why not just ban criminals from hurting people? Then crime everywhere will cease to exist! After all, that makes about as much sense as telling a woman that she has to be raped and is not allowed to fight off h...Jump to post
Okay, and when someone sees a criminal stomping you to death, we'll just walk by and smile. Why would you ban defensive use? If you feel that’s the right thing to do, you’ve got other issues. Why banning defensive use? Because you won’t let me ban the guns, that’s why. In any civilised society, the...Jump to post
Alright then, don’t ban the guns. Just ban defensive and offensive use of any lethal weapon by anyone who’s not an official member of the armed forces, or of a law enforcement agency.
That doesn’t infringe on the 2A, does it? If it does, well, it’s called an amendment. You’ve abolished them before.
Congratulations Posten (Norwegian Mail).
There are countries in this world where this simply wouldn’t be paletable, and to them I joyfully stick out my middle finger and say Merry Christmas.
[quote="frmrCapCadet”] ... budget, three bedroom, 1200 square foot units[/quote] If people’s idea of “budget” in a metropolis area is as described above, one would be tempted to say “overtly entitled”. Around here (Copenhagen) the city council has a rule stating 1/3’rd of all new build apartmen...Jump to post
It’s not even possible to take a train from Denmark/Norway/Sweden any further than Hamburg before needing a change, and the number of people availing themselves of cross-continent travel by rail is miniscule. So whilst it may effect “half of Europe”, the effect is so minute it almost can’t be measur...Jump to post
Why does everybody keep talking about MTOW? MTOW in a freighter only dictates range, which is not a really critical parameter for cargo ops, at least not as much as for pax ops. The figures that dictate max payload are OEW and MZFW, and those are the most important parameters for a freighter. MLW i...Jump to post
The problem with upping the MTOW on the 777XF, is that we’re now looking at an aircraft with an MTOW 50 tons higher than the A350F but without the necessary gain in payload. That comes with significant costs, but fixed and operating, and would need to be offset by a significantly higher payload than...Jump to post
Interesting statement regarding the MD11 - presumably this makes loading take much longer if your loadplan cannot be easily changed due to CofG considerations....especially if the cargo you must load first arrives late with a tight connection? Do you get situations where you can't unload the lower ...Jump to post
Are you telling me that the aircraft will not tip with maybe 30+ tons of freight in the aft fuselage and nothing forward of the main deck cargo door ? On the 777F, starting with an empty aircraft, you can load the aft hold up to maximum weight as well as the 5 main-deck positions aft of the cargo d...Jump to post
Most people remember UA232 and Al Haynes. Everybody should know that, unlike United, the DHL flight was in a war zone, they had a wing on fire, were losing fuel, and were “only” 3 guys in the cockpit. And they made what in aviation terms is called a “good landing”, in that the aircraft was still sta...Jump to post
Think we found some common ground: The laws as they are written are bonkers. They apparently allow for anyone* to take the law into their own hands, defining themselves when, what and where to exercise the privilege, and doing so armed with semi-automatic weaponry. And that’s ok in some people’s boo...Jump to post
Unless you also happen to believe Rittenhouse is endowed with prognosticating abilities, apart from obviously being a psychopath, that argument holds no water what so ever. Fact is, he went to a riot armed with a rifle and killed two people. He didn’t have to be there, he had no business playing law...Jump to post
Maybe because it’s blindingly obvious, that if that sick kid hadn’t turned up uninvited as a self-declared vigilante, armed with an automatic rifle, nobody would have died that night? How any justice system can find anyone innocent in such a situation is a travesty, but, that’s America 2021 for you;...Jump to post
Denmark missed the opportunity to go 10 for nothing, when they lost their final game away against Scotland. Ok, so they showed up with a team consisting largely of substitutes, and had qualified with 2 matches remaining, so probably wasn't massively motivated. 27 points and a score of 30-3 is not ba...Jump to post
The rest is just tubes with wings.
rlwynn wrote:What is wrong with the deicing?
Comparing a wide-body to a narrow-body is a bit apples to oranges, and utterly unnecessary in this context. The A319/20/21 can be ordered as either containerised or bulk loaded. Containerised is mainly used by European flag carriers (LH, BA, AF, SK, LX), and most everybody else are using bulk loaded...Jump to post
It is highly unlikely that Airbus will do much in the way of A35K enhancements to capture the Sunrise order. Most likely scenario is that they'll offer a ULR version similar to the -900, i.e. plugging the forward hold and making more of the existing fuel capacity available. Any investment beyond tha...Jump to post
DIRECTFLT wrote:For those that want to review the concert footage, here is entire Travis Scott show:
9 people were killed when Pearl Jam performed at the Roskilde Festival in 2000, seemingly for exactly the same reason. Following that tragedy, the Roskilde Festival installed "breakers" at regular intervals, preventing a surge of crowd from behind pushing the people in front to the point w...Jump to post
The option of posting bail and walking free is an abomination and should not exist in any civilised part of the world. On reckless driving, my home country introduced a new law in March of this year in an effort to curb a growing number of instances, where idiots drove way over the limit and killed ...Jump to post
Paying low paid people more money would be a constant / permanent source of inflation. Things would simply cost more, both for the rich and (this is crucial) for the poor also. Yes, because as has been demonstrated so clearly in Scandinavia, providing even the lowest paid with a liveable salary, su...Jump to post