yochai wrote:Going to be based in SBD for about 2 months according to my friend who works on this conversion program at IAI, it will preform several test flights there before returning to TLV around October/November to start the conversion process.
N557CC on a flight to SBD, just at FL280 all the way, what is going on? Conversation postponed?
EDIT: will not rule out this might be a FR24 glitch, because this is weird.
The death of "Speedbird 1/2" again ... I see G-EUNA meeting the scrapper, with the engines being saved. The BCS1/3 has basically killed any demand for the A318, and the BCS1 is already certified into LCY, with LX using the BCS1 on ZRH-LCY. It also bears worth noting that the BCS1 has more...Jump to post
The death of "Speedbird 1/2" again ...Jump to post
Well from now on there is a big gap between the Antonovs and the 777F, later potential 777XF. What's next?Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:Mexican Air Force 787-8 XC-MEX filed VCV-MEX 9AM - 2:18PM as FAM3523 tomorrow (July 22).
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAM ... /KVCV/MMMX
Question about Aerologic ops Most of the last Aerologic 777 deliveries are in full DHL cs. Is there a dedicated ops/dedicated routes for them or are they also flying the regular schedule, including weekend ops for LH cargo from FRA? BTW also got info that one of the CEO Joe Moser still on bord flyin...Jump to post
Then LH made a pledge to buy European aircraft. So A359 will be coming. I would guess out of 27 models, maybe up to 20 will get delivered before 2023. According of https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa they will only take one A359 in 2020 and the rest at 2023 onwards. So it looks lik...Jump to post
The issue is that even the 777-8XF is only a tradeoff and not an 100% adequate successor of the 747(-8F). You will have a big gap between the 777XF and the Antonovs. It's a dilemma. Yes, most customers would live without the nose-gear capability. But not all. If big 747 customers like Atlas, Kalitta...Jump to post
It's look like that the decision has been made. The last 747 will be rolled out of the factory in about two years. The end of the 747 is there. ;-(
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=CMQY7IGK
According to a BA 747 skipper, BA suspending all training activities for the 747 from today on, so they could be the next carrier to retire the remaining 747 fleet.
source: https://twitter.com/Tim_the_Pilot/statu ... 80416?s=20
Boeing757100 wrote:I obviously know that the 727s were replaced by 737-800s/757-200s/MD's, the old 732/733s were replaced by 737-700/737-800/MD's
Lufthansa will retire two 744s ... the oldest one at the moment D-ABVO and the youngest and last delivered 744 to Lufthansa D-ABTL. Can anyone confirm if D-ABTL would be slated for maintenance? Weird thing: D-ABVO was in PEK for maintenance since January and will fly direct into retirement without r...Jump to post
- A tail swing 778F would add even more some weight reducing the payload further and add maintenance costs and downtimes. Not viable. - No word on the 787F. Why? With the orders for pax frames already winding down (probably for years to come), Boeing could going forward with the 787F. IIRC a possibl...Jump to post
Despite this (first of x) restructuring plan, if you read/hear at various German media, there is a general agreement that all the A380 probably not fly for LH anymore. It's will be interesting what will happen to the 777X order. The delay in flight test and EIS is a good thing for Lufthansa, but wil...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:LH NEOs starting to get the silly bandit mask now.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotte ... /contacts/
I would think the 787F (-8 or -9) would be much faster certified than a re-engined 764F. I remember that the wiring and system placement of the 787 is already prepared for a freighter use, even as conversation. Downside of the 787F is the wingspan, but a 764F would also adding wingspan, too (compare...Jump to post
As per Lufthansa Group Fleet, Lufthansa Mainline parked a couple of A320ceo (D-AIP* series), A321ceo (most of D-AIR* and D-AIS* series and a couple of youngest D-AID* aircraft), most of the A343 fleet, 5xA346 even 5xA359 at MUC 8xA388 2xB744 1xB748 all in FRA and MUC, the A320 in SXF. A couple of th...Jump to post
Delta ferry flights tomorrow into Marana Air Pinal MZJ
Source: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airp ... j/arrivals
Nothing yet on MHV,VCV,GYR or Teruel as we speak.
So glad UA has a.net experts to fact check their planning. What were they thinking! You have no idea if that’s correct or not. Don’t spew things that aren’t necessarily true. Take it easy guys! The A321XLR order changes things a bit. It may be a handful of routes to UK/Ireland, yes (I don't believe...Jump to post
Regardless of this premium heavy config it will be not enough for a reasonable, secured year-round transatlantic range.Jump to post
Just like post-9/11, the older big birds are the easiest to send off to pasture. No mention of 747-8....interesting. When looking at the various reviews of A380 vs 748i they all say the A380 wins when you can fill it. Well, that's the issue right now, they can't fill it. It has ~40% more seats to f...Jump to post
No future models from both Boeing or Airbus will have two engine options. And in my eyes this is a wrong way to go. Yes more engine options adds tremendous costs. But it helps to get the best out of the certain aircraft. It helps to sell more aircraft. Each engine has its advantages and disadvantag...Jump to post
flyingphil wrote:So what will happen to the 737MAX ordered?
Looks like three were delivered out of an order of twenty, but seems they were ‘sub leased’ via Qatar Airlines.
So is Qatar stuck with them? Or is a leasing company involved?
No it's still around north of Moses Lake.Jump to post
No flight today, Aircraft will taxi back soon. No drama not to fly, that's life.Jump to post
One hour (01:30 Seattle time) until window for first fly attempt closes for today.Jump to post
The best comeback thing for Boeing would be a complete change of management and leadership, hands over them to engineers again. returning back the HQ to Washington state again and kick all the bean counters of the Wall Street out of the company. The new leadership have to put in a new general orient...Jump to post
However, in this forum most of us know the relationship is shoddy between LO and LH and between their respective countries. So what is this really about? And what kind of actual compensation does LO expect? Of course this is a political thing. Probably next is Olympic Air of Greece, now a subsidiar...Jump to post
The A220-300 is too big for KLC, and E195-2 and A220-100 parallel ops makes no sense for them. Imho the A220 is a mainline aircraft by now, not for regional branches.Jump to post
FluidFlow wrote:The 777F is already by far the best platform and does not need investment for now so Boeing can just pump them out.
Really, some guys should take a breath here. Certainly EK is not impressed and the cancellation is the best instrument to build up pressure on Boeing. We all know Boeing does not make a good performance (737 Max, 787 Quality issues, 777-X cargo door etc. pp.) and they need hard pressure now. As we k...Jump to post
The 737 replacement should be a full composite airplane with the smallest model on par or slightly above the proposed A220-500 and at the end of the lineup on par or slightly larger than a hypothetical A322. And this at least with two engine options Based on the NMA idea as a two aisle airplane, the...Jump to post
SQ32 wrote:I see 787-10 good candidate in replacement for 757s in medium trunks such as SFO-NYC, LAX-NYC.
Wonder if they just dump (most of) their 787s soon OR something is going on and they will be taken over by one of the big players in Europe soon? LH Group?Jump to post
Not a A380 fan, but it does not matter, especially the first photo makes me very sad.Jump to post
Well … it's sad but it seems unavoidable. Still hopes for some freighter orders. but the few 748i's will likely be considered candidates for parting-out and scrapping when their next heavy checks come due. As a premium heavy configured aircraft the 748i still has a role with LH and other than the A3...Jump to post
boeingbus wrote:Also, Boeing touted how the 787 can perform engine swaps during the 787 design phase. This is predominantly for lessors? Did that feature make its way to production?
After my query over Twitter, an answer (not DM) Hallo […], wir haben das auf über 80 Flügen getestet und die Probanden (reguläre Kunden) haben sich unter verschiedenen Optionen mehrheitlich für diese Variante entschieden. Die kalte Mahlzeit besteht ja aus einem hochwertigen Sandwich, das bei unseren...Jump to post