I cant think of any. With the exception of an earthquake, all of the other events would be predicted and the aircraft would just not be flown into the effected areas. You can't really identify and fly your plane out in the event of a tsunami or tornado in most cases. Any kind of predictions would o...Jump to post
I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O If that is the case, he was ve...Jump to post
I don't know what Zaha Hadid Architects are smoking, but I want some of it.
The only one that looks semi achievable is the Foster + Partners one, and that still seems a bit far fetched to me. Reminds me of PIT with the X terminal.
Isn't Skytrax a joke anyway? I wouldn't say a joke, but they def have biases. For example: Air Koryo is their only one star airline. I've never flown them, but everyone I know that has says they are actually quite decent. I know that's a more extreme example, but they put most their airlines in the...Jump to post
I think the -200s have a lot more life in them than you'd think. The -300s were first delivered in '00 with the -200s being delivered almost 10 years later. Not that it makes a huge difference, but the -300s are also PW powered, which after the MD-80 leaves this year would leave it the only one in t...Jump to post
That time AS hit a fish mid flight
https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/
Aeroflot 593 crash due to the pilots letting his kid at the controls
Uncommanded thrust reverser activation perhaps? Defiantly not. In the way T/R deployment is done...No I was just thinking of the Lauda Air crash back in the 90's. IIRC there was an AD issued to solve that problem That's a very small oil/fuel slick... did they have a malfunction and run out of fuel?...Jump to post
RicFlyer wrote:Here is to the updated fleet plan: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/st ... dccd513147
I'm surprised there is not an FMS or EICAS message either specifically for no fuel set, or saying the route planned is not possible with the fuel number entered. There is. You get an EICAS advisiory message saying "FMC Message", where you look to the FMC and see it says "Insufficent ...Jump to post
Since Viking is also acquiring the q100 to 400 series could this possibly result in the 37 seater and 50 seater q-series production lines reopening(with some improvements made to the designs). I'm sure Viking is more open to the idea of a niche market and slower sales. Would be great to see a new 3...Jump to post
"Enjoy Air"...? Just kidding... :D (edit: post was fixed) Anyhow, where are most Envoy E175s stationed at? DFW? I know Compass is at LAX, so probably not there... DFW right now. The ones coming online starting this month to next year will probably be ORD to phase out the CRJs. This order ...Jump to post
Lufthansa wrote:What is even more odd is they seperate the A321NEO and the A320NEO.
Norwegian and Iceland Air aren't going anywhere imo.
FlyBe, on the other hand. Considering they've spent a majority of the last few years in the red with their earnings, and their years with earnings have been small, I don't know how they've stayed afloat this long.
There is no requirement, but when I was an agent we tried to have at least one person in a row willing and able. The important part is that if someone isn't willing and able they don't obstruct the exit path.Jump to post
sturmovik wrote:Any idea why both pilots have their hands on their respective yokes? Is that standard?
https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/
Offically on their website.
citationjet wrote:Aviation Herald has a video of the IB 346 hard landing on Aug 11. Definitely a very hard landing.
Costa Rica Green Airways starts in Nov. Air Hollandia had a plane painted in August of '17, but it's been sitting in Maastricht since. Aura is apparently still in the works. They had $250 non refundable "keyholder" passes that I'm sure are going to be honored for early investors. Capri had...Jump to post
Going to be a video report. But some background info: Saturday afternoon I was planning to fly the last MD-82 for AA Sunday morning DFW-TUL-DFW. Unfortunately that night the plane was stuck in YYZ for maintenance, so the flights I was going to do ended up being swapped to an MD-83. While looking for...Jump to post
https://cdn.planespotters.net/photo/779000/original/b-3322-chengdu-airlines-comac-arj21-700_PlanespottersNet_779086_134598078d.jpg Looks like a ripoff 717 to me. I wonder if this plane will reach Western markets. Which I believe it actually does use MD-90 tooling. IIRC there was supposed to be a li...Jump to post
How does the airport handle all that extra traffic?? Looks like it must be some long wait times for luggage and rental cars etc. Seems like a major major boost in numbers. Thats alot of extra seats all on the same date. Hope these are spaced out! Yeah Delta looks like its running an extra 319 in ad...Jump to post
PH-BUF did wear the white livery. 578409 But at the time of the accident wore the blue with large cheat line. 1691159 1071939 As to why KLM is blue, the name "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V" translates to Royal Aviation Company, which blue is typically associated with royalty. (i....Jump to post
Going to keep this shorter, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Click the video link if you only care about the MAX flight or don't want to read. ;) This Tuesday (Nov 28) I flew down to MIA non rev. My original plan was to go BUF-DCA-MIA as it would have gotten me in the earliest, but my plan...Jump to post
IL-62 is the largest believe. The largest strictly T-tail is the C-5. You don't see it much in large aircraft because it requires strengthening of the tail structure which adds weight and complexity. Business aircraft need T-tail since they are so low to the ground an A400/C-5 aircraft need the T-ta...Jump to post
NZ321 wrote:I am surprised the freighter conversion rate isn't higher.
SeaDoo wrote:I think an airport between Cincinnati and Dayton would have made sense.
I would be interested in knowing why the costs are so much higher for this particular aircraft. There is a relatively small population of CF34-10E engines. Poor economies of scale. The GE CF34-10E was seen as a great engine because it was derived from the CFM56 engine, which has been an amazing eng...Jump to post
Being from BUF, I can see TATL being a possibility with Solar City about to open. Amazon is opening up a sorting facility so I can see the cargo side of things also expanding soon. Or at least upgauging some aircraft.Jump to post
I used to work at an airport where powerbacks were banned due to noise restrictions. They're good for saving time and resources, but the noise, exhaust, and the wear on the engines kinda killed the procedure. JT8D planes were pretty much the main ac that did them, but I've also seen 717s and a 747SP...Jump to post
The A340 was horrible for the shakes. I know some pilots who would call it the French Maraca.
It's interesting that these 772ERs don't seem to have much of a resale/reuse market outside of the Russian charterers. Is the used 772 now obsolete for new players? Is ANYONE accumulating 772 pax anymore? Outside the mentioned Air Zimbabwe and Russian charters? Just seems kind of unbelievable. Ther...Jump to post
I 100% agree that things can be said in a nicer manner, but rules are rules, and if you fail to comply with a crewmember you are in direct violation of the regulations and should be arrested. You can get off the plane and argue all you want but once you are on the plane you can't just make up your o...Jump to post
I don't mind it. Reminds me of the old JAS livery in a way. My ugliest is still the Park Inn livery on Germanwings.Jump to post
Pick an EAS route...MCE-OAK and IPL-LAX are usually pretty open. When the 1900s were going out of CLE the leg to FKL averaged .3 pax per flight on weekdays towards the end. There were a few legs to Europe that US had that there were 10-20 pax in economy. They were mostly cargo shipping that made th...Jump to post
Will we see any Dc8-73's ever return to service? Many (30+) Still reside in the desert, and more Dc8-73's are "stored" than "scrapped"! There is only one DC-8 sim left in the world, so it would be hard to train. Plus you would need a flight engineer, which most have retired by n...Jump to post
You can always call Swiss and ask "hey, I booked these flights for this reason and now this reason doesn't hold true – can I change flights?" They might say yes. Per their terms a change of aircraft isn't a valid reason and Swiss isn't a very flexible carrier to begin with. That said, CS1...Jump to post