Search found 324 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
by Ronaldo747
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the a220
Replies: 30
Views: 6247

Re: LH and the a220

At some point, LH will order the A220 for itself. They might wait for further improvements and higher output of the frames. The news about an undisclosed A220LR/XLR shows that improvements might be / are on the way.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 53
Views: 7009

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

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
by Ronaldo747
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 53
Views: 7009

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

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
by Ronaldo747
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11243

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Fair winds and blue skies. RIP Captain.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6445

Re: 737-8200?

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
by Ronaldo747
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96616

Re: AF to order A220

A220 for HOP! or replacement of A318, A319 (and maybe some A320) at the mainline? Both make sense imho.

A330neo or 787 as direct A380 replacement make no sense to me. I mean, what is the role of the A359 at AF?

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15492

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

With the rumoured PIP I think Lufthansa is back in the game for the 787-10, too. Could replace all the A333 and A343.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19377

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

leleko747 wrote:
- According to Skyliner, one of the ex-JASDF 747-400 will be ferried to TLV for freighter conversion.


I thought both JASDF 744 are slated to go to museums?

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4646

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

I think there could be some effects on their caribbean destinations if they boost capacity and goes year-round.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19377

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

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 :(.


IIRC, my ride of my first flight to JFK. Sad. :(

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?
Replies: 15
Views: 5857

Re: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?

ctrabs0114 wrote:
Those were some interesting tail numbers on the WW fleet to say the least.


Yes and I will missed them. Always nice to see.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 46128

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

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.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 27586

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

DL757NYC wrote:

That’s a shame that an LR is going to be scrapped they are only around 10 years old. Must be some shoddy MX.


These are Ex-Air India planes, so shoddy MX is indeed a possibilty. Shame though.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35481

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35481

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35481

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon 737-800BCF spotted in China
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Re: Amazon 737-800BCF spotted in China

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?

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia mulls new wide body order plus expansion plans.
Replies: 22
Views: 5279

Re: Saudia mulls new wide body order plus expansion plans.

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.


Completly different wind conditions enroute … most of the time they will face (strong) headwinds.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54440

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 7802390529
-->

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.


Bingo ;-) https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 7802390529

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54440

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

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
by Ronaldo747
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54440

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering an A33JF at Amazon&UPS request
Replies: 61
Views: 12396

Re: Airbus considering an A33JF at Amazon&UPS request

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
by Ronaldo747
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 18785

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

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
by Ronaldo747
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5846

Re: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

FSDan wrote:

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler is based in Stuttgart, so I doubt they were contributing much to the DUS-EWR route to begin with.


There is a big factory in DUS producing Mercedes-Benz vans, including the Freightliner Sprinter for the US market.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173322

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It is a fact, four acceptances flight suggesting issues to sort out. Period.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group?
Replies: 43
Views: 10574

Re: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group

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
by Ronaldo747
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7511

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

I thought that they still have 5 options on their 777F order with possible delivery in 2019-2020?

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 49
Views: 13573

Re: Where will UAL fly there 787-10's?

ElroyJetson wrote:
The 78J is probably the best TATL bird in the world right now.


:checkmark:

I don't think that the standard 78J will ever go transpacific. You would need a -10ER for that.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 52300

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

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.


+1

Hope that Pratt can it sort out. I still think the GTF is a great concept and a great engine.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8892

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

It could be a good possibility for the LH Group: more 77W for Swiss (replacing more A343) and 77F for LH Cargo (replacing MD11s) and Aerologic (further grow after addition of two ex-LAN Cargo birds). And more 77Ws for United.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 85931

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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
by Ronaldo747
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin A320 off-runway at Sylt - Sept. 30
Replies: 7
Views: 2989

Re: Air Berlin A320 off-runway at Sylt - Sept. 30

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
by Ronaldo747
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin A320 off-runway at Sylt - Sept. 30
Replies: 7
Views: 2989

Re: Air Berlin A320 off-runway at Sylt - Sept. 30

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
by Ronaldo747
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372072

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Any updates on the 787-10 flight test campaign?

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 28988

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

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
by Ronaldo747
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will there be a 787F?
Replies: 21
Views: 5029

Re: When will there be a 787F?

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177827

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I guess those are Ex-AA frames?

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Thu May 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372072

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 207003

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

https://www.flightradar24.com/B748/c866ebe
-->

One of the 747-8i BBJ departed HAM/EDDH, actually returning back. Is it L/N 1449 (RC005)? https://www.flightradar24.com/B748/c866ebe

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 18769

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

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
by Ronaldo747
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210591

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Iemand91 wrote:
The end result for PH-BFD "City of Dubai": 137.735 flying hours and 16.761 cycles.


Incredible numbers. She should end up in a museum and not being scrapped.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of US immigration block for airlines and routes
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Impact of US immigration block for airlines and routes

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.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 187056

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

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
by Ronaldo747
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 17630

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

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
by Ronaldo747
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 17630

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

Since the first order I already said that the A350 cannot replace the 747. Good to see United got it, at least with the first order of the 77W. But ... sad to see the 747 go.

Jump to post
by Ronaldo747
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 56870

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

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
by Ronaldo747
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 19782

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Sad. May the force be with her, forever. Thoughts to her family and friends.

Jump to post

Go to advanced search