Short video of the Supertanker in Bolivia. https://twitter.com/i/status/1167509589685936128Jump to post
There are large twin engined freighters like the 777F. You are right, the 777F is very powerful, it should be doing fine there as well. As for current twins there are MD-87s, 737-300s, Q 400s and of course the Canadairs. Number of engines isn't really a consideration. I have no doubts about narrowb...Jump to post
Having some doubts about deploying widebody-two haulers (A330,B767,B777) as firefighting planes. They might need higher operating heights for safety reasons than the 747 or DC10, that means less effectivity. A 747 and a DC10 are still doing fine with one engine out while dropping the load. And even ...Jump to post
I don't understand why Boeing continue to pump out MAX's that can't fly and end up gathering dust in some corner of an airport or parking lot, instead of just admitting defeat for now, stopping building the MAX or at least slowing production way, way down (talking 1 or 2 a month) and just focussing...Jump to post
leleko747 wrote:- According to Skyliner, one of the ex-JASDF 747-400 will be ferried to TLV for freighter conversion.
KLM747er wrote:G-BNLN of British Airways also made her last commercial flight. Today as scheduled she is going to Sint Athan to be scrapped .
ctrabs0114 wrote:Those were some interesting tail numbers on the WW fleet to say the least.
It's not the assembly line, the supply chain behind it is the limiting factor. Airbus cannot deliver the A32X fast enough.
Thats one reason (beside some others) why IAG is going to order the 737 MAX as they will get additional new airplanes much faster.
According to German media, this particular order is a replacement order for A319s and CRJs, A220s and Embraer-Jets are also being considered. in german only http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/lufthansa-erwaegt-kauf-von-boeing-737-max-a-1259882.html IMHO, In this case this is an order for A...Jump to post
I think this is an order rather for Eurowings(+Brussels) and maybe SunExpress, also Condor (?) than LH itself. Why would Lufthansa be ordering planes for Condor, which has been part of the Thomas Cook group since 2004? Unless you think Lufthansa is about to buy back the shares it sold to Thomas Coo...Jump to post
I think this is an order rather for Eurowings(+Brussels) and maybe SunExpress, also Condor (?) than LH itself. But it would be nice to see some Boeing NB in LH Colors though. But it will never happen. AFAIK the Eurowings fleet is cluttered with very old A32X frames (ex LH D-AIP* series), old A320 ex...Jump to post
With Bedek also finished its first converted 738, I would expect hundreds of them to be delivered over the next five years. Beside Amazon, I would also expect that Fedex and UPS will fly them in the longer term.
Any numbers and conclusions about 738SF operations? Are the operators happy with them?
TC957 wrote:JED/RUH-IAH is about 500 miles less than SFO-SIN and way less than PER-LHR so I don't understand the issues a 789 would have.
Ronaldo747 wrote:I also see all remaining A380 will go to MUC so A380/A359 in MUC and B747/777 in FRA make it simple.
Thinking of with this 787 order LH Group might be the launch customer for the proposed higher MTOW 787-9 variant. Maybe for e.g. FRA-KUL and also FRA-Australia?Jump to post
The legend says that the A380 has way better economics than the B748 ,how comes LH are getting rid of the whale and keeping the queen ? The - premium heavy - 748 is much easier to fill than the A380. I also see all remaining A380 will go to MUC so A380/A359 in MUC and B747/777 in FRA make it simple.Jump to post
AFAIK a later both new build/converted freighter program of the 787 was already incorporated during development. Stucture, wiring, systems on the left side are prepared for a large cargo door.Jump to post
I think we will see Swiss ordering the A350 sooner than later, with 30 or more A350 they can replace the A330, A340 and in the future B77W. Ordering B77Ws, an entirely new type for Swiss, as an interim solution for switching back to Airbus only a couple of years later would be nonsense. Or other wa...Jump to post
Mercedes-Benz/Daimler is based in Stuttgart, so I doubt they were contributing much to the DUS-EWR route to begin with.
I think LH mainline is looking for an all-in-one replacement for A333/A343 and is/was already looking at the 787-10. It can replace all the A330, BUT not the A340-300 entirely. The 787-10 have not enough range for some of the A343 routes i.g. South America. A solution would be a 787-10ER. They alrea...Jump to post
Aircellist wrote:Lightsaber, I am sorry too for your dad and your lost friend. Thoughts for those who will have to put on a lot of pressure and long hours because somebody somewhere decided to cut a few corners.
No doubt the first 100 will replace 757s and domestic 767s ops. The second 100 will replace (some of) the 737-800s. I would expect a A320neo order to replace the rest of the 738s, A319 and the MDs as well. Delta is slowly turning into an all Airbus-fleet including the C-Series. It's your own fault, ...Jump to post
Right Deutsche Bahn and RDC have made a perfect mess out of rail transport. Best way is to go via Denmark -> road causeway -> Rømø -> ferry to List/Sylt. Indeed. And some maintenance crew have to bring into Sylt as well. And it's Saturday, so this means change of outcoming and incoming guests (&quo...Jump to post
It needs heavy equipment which have to be taken from the mainland to Sylt, so it takes another several hours until the aircraft is on the tarmac again. I think the airport might be closed tomorrow as well. The logistics from the mainland to Sylt are not that simple, unfortunately.Jump to post
Working on clearing out the backlog so Boeing can get cracking on the 787MAX? :-) Similar thoughts, too. I don't think about entirely new engines but I think we will see a revised 787 down the line, with an much lighter 787-8 and a bit lighter 787-9. Maybe with some updates incorporated from the MO...Jump to post
The wiring on the left-handed side of the (rear) fuselage already include the cutout for the cargo door. So since early stages of development Boeing considered the possibility of a freighter program and/or converting program. I'm quite sure we will see a freighter program but not earlier than 2023-2...Jump to post
It's indeed Singapore Airlines
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/custom ... order.page
The third 787-10 is flying.
Just saw this. FAA orders a 10 miles seperation behind and in front of the 787-10. The seperation behind of the A380 is "just" 7 miles. What's wrong there? https://twitter.com/NYCAviation/status/864935843512766464 from 2010: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-require...Jump to post
One of the 747-8i BBJ departed HAM/EDDH, actually returning back. Is it L/N 1449 (RC005)? https://www.flightradar24.com/B748/c866ebeJump to post
With the history behind the "Landshut", Bonn indeed makes by far the most sense to me because there is the german museum of contemporary history called Haus der Geschichte. Don't know if they can accommodate it though.Jump to post
How are the airlines dealing with this situation, especially the ME3? Reducing frequencies? (Temporary) canceling routes?
I had an idea of a collective thread. No political discussions at this place, this may be another part outside the aviation forums.
Replacing 744ER with 777-8X sounds not logical because the 744ER do not fly SYD-JFK/LHR nonstop and fly other missions. So which aircraft will take over the current 744ER routes? Anyway, the 777-8X might have the advantage with commonality with the 787, also opens the door for 777-9X as later replac...Jump to post
Nice, apart from the A321s. And longhaul order is even more strange. 777W for 747s is okay. But the 777X for 777E and not replacement for the 767s? Suggestion: C-Series replaces part of RJ's, Supplement for 737-700 and A319s 737-900ER replaces 737-900A and part of A320s, some 737-800 routes 737-9MA...Jump to post
The best replacement for the A380 today is - besides another A380 - the 777-9X. In the (highly unlikely) event EK goes bust, there will be a successor which will still need the 777X.Jump to post
Sad. May the force be with her, forever. Thoughts to her family and friends.Jump to post