Tend to agree that this order is very questionable. Nigerian airlines don’t have a record of great longevity even when state owned. The E2’s, while a really neat product, desperately need some credible sales... the current 175s seem to be “carrying” the company so far with significant US scope claus...Jump to post
Oman the latest to ban the Max. Just reported by Reuters...Jump to post
Nice additions to the stale JU network. I find HEL as the oddball here as I believe the P2P market between the two is negligible so must be a transit-focused route. Very happy to finally see Spain added, and very pleasantly surprised by the seasonal NCE rotation. Most of all, glad they delayed ventu...Jump to post
Actually the first Gulf airline I see potentially serving TLV one day is Oman Air. The country has luke-warm relations with Israel, heck the Israeli PM visited Muscat not long ago! It’s a soft gem of Gulf airlines, a truly quality and good little airline (by Middle East standards), and could surpris...Jump to post
Depending on how you factor them in, behind the Iron Curtain or not, would JAT count as the biggest Western aircraft operator in Eastern Europe? They flew everything from Convairs to Caravelles to DC3s, DC6s, DC9s and 10s as well as 707s, 727s and 737s. Yugoslavia wasnt really part of the Soviet bl...Jump to post
Belgrade Bishkek Bucharest Catania Dushanbe Helsinki Krakow Prague Rostov-on-Don Salalah I expect at least a few of these destinations - apart from PRG (operated already), to be switched over from FZ to EK in the very near future, particularly BEG, OTP, HEL and SLL... and the rest are probably premi...Jump to post
Welcome to Belgrade, about time a Canadian airline exercises the newly signed national bilateral agreement between Canada and Serbia.Jump to post
Good ol' JAT used to own many businesses - from a bus company through to farms, beach and mountain resorts, airports, a pilots academy, hotels, but most interestingly - a radio station! After Air Serbia took over, the radio station was privatized and still goes strongly under its original name... ht...Jump to post
I know of at least 5-6 people that would never ever step onboard such a flying tube due to claustrophobia and anxiety issues associated with flying. A window IS their glimmer that helps them get through a flight without losing their marbles completely.Jump to post
Already been discussed here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20457179#p20457179 That is a production thread. E2 needs help on the order side, EIS has been stellar so far but now it needs to start rolling in customers. The question is who is going to order it? I second you on your con...Jump to post
Repotedly a 737 down near Jose Marti AirportJump to post
Having flown both types on QR days ago, must say that the A350 (for me) is quieter than the 788 - at least the ones I flew on. Also noticed that A350 handles moderate turbulence just a tad better than the 788 (was seated at the back in both aircraft) and we endured some pretty feisty jetsreams... Bo...Jump to post
Limited tourist appeal of the city and somewhat limited disposable income of the local population. I'd say airport charges play the bigger role - ZAG is not a cheap airport and the new owners seem quite happy keeping it that way. OU is indeed in a complete mess and it will be interesting to see wha...Jump to post
Wonder what will happen to 320neo orders for JU and HM, two airlines they still have equity in? Or should we assume they’ll be getting out of these investments as well?Jump to post
Crew does get detained just lime a anybody else on board (last infamous case was the drunk TP first officer in STR who got apprehended in the cockpit). That’s what I thought as well but was probably misled by something I read ages ago which gave a very complex explanation with a number of outcomes ...Jump to post
Like I said in my title “apparent”... well aware of the popularity of fake news in recent times... But the question from my last sentence remains: what does the international civil aviation law say? Can a crew be forced off an aircraft for an inspection? Is the aircraft considered a territory of the...Jump to post
News breaking on various media that British Authorities ordered the crew of an Aeroflot Airbus at LHR to leave the aircraft so that a search can be carried out. The crew apparently rejected the request so the captain was apparently “held” in the cockpit while the search happened without the crew’s a...Jump to post
What about the original galley design on KLM 747s, running the entire right hand-side of the J class cabin. This was unique to KL if I recall and required quite a bit of main deck work.Jump to post
My money is for LJU to join the network soon, perhaps even as one of the future ten to be revealed.Jump to post
Yes, airline crews are quite known for beating unsuspecting passengers in between meal services to help time pass by on boring long-haul flights - for no reason whatsoever.
This has got “scam” written all over it. Where’s the other side of the story?
JoKeR wrote:Jump to postEK dropped DT Management contract because of this and constant meddling by the Government. A pity really, Angola desperately needs to build some credibility. I believe SA is in the same boat, unable to repatriate cash back to JNB.
Pity they're not cracking the OS/JU duopoly on VIE-BEG... massive market, ridiculous fares for a 45 min flight...Jump to post
France’s Vinci wins the right to manage Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport over the next 25 years. The French conglomerate offered €501 million for the right to manage the facility with guaranteed annual dividends ranging between €5 and €16 million per annum over this period. Deal value i...Jump to post
Many people claim that the over-engineered 928 of the time is today's SSJ... similarities are evident...Jump to post
The Etihad-appointed CEO of Air Serbia - Dane Kondic, has resigned today. He was brought in by EY (James Hogan) to oversee the transformation of the company from Jat Airways to Air Serbia and was initially praised for the overall expansionist policies he implemented - including route network growth,...Jump to post
Tunisian Government slapped a ban on Emirates from flying to the country after a number of female passengers were denied boarding its flights. Tunisia branded UAE’s move as discriminatory and racist, summoning the UAE Ambassador and demanding an explanation for its actions. Full story: http://www.bb...Jump to post
BA is sorely missed in BEG, as is IB from BCN/MAD.Jump to post
A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well. Hope not. They should get additional training, see if there is a history of this kind of mistakes and base a decis...Jump to post
A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well.Jump to post
Would a convertible version be feasible (pax/cargo)? It looks like it will be a really dependable workhorse and will allow for high utilization - could answer a lot of prayers in many parts of the world... the only thing I see it affecting its pax sales is the fact its unpressurized... flying this i...Jump to post
Different AC type but LOT related news, the airline has just ordered 6 additional E195 jets from Embraer for delivery starting next year. Incorrect. These are going to be used E195s, sourced via leasing company. They're not coming from Embraer, but another airline (I have no idea which one at the m...Jump to post
As rumoured, Air Senegal has signed a MoU for 2 A330neos https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOvmWxbXUAAPA3c.jpg http://www-org.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/11/air-senegal-orders-two-a330neo-aircraft.html What a pity they didn't tweak and maintain the old Senegal Airlines livery instead... wa...Jump to post
AZ used to operate Boeing 747s into JNB and I recall them achieving very good loads then - no idea about the yield. Flights switched to MD11s once the 742s left the fleet. Good to see AZ back to JNB, and also OS to CPT but wished they had a JNB service as well. Those A313 via NBO to VIE were quite a...Jump to post
http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html "The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, but...Jump to post
News breaking that a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff from ABJ.
No further info at this time.