I actually like that question and think it's an interesting thing to think about.
But I have no valuable contribution.
So no chance of them flying on 3 engines across the USA to say NYC to allow easier connections for their pax to MUC? Lufthansa has done such things in the past. http://www.avherald.com/h?article=452374ea&opt=0 But there might be other issues preventing it, like performance wise, unknown conditi...Jump to post
Maybe it's early to ask, but is there a publically available 777x production list anywhere. Some a.net folks did a fantastic job of these for the 787 and A350. There has been one here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=5 But it seems like i...Jump to post
I wouldn't take anything without asking but you could ask for everything. Asking for safety cards or sickness bags usually works and gives you one of those spares in immaculate condition. When chatting with the pilots before or after the flight they usually also gave me a copy of the flight plan or ...Jump to post
It's not rocket science to understand why. It's not the existence of the Space Flex interior itself that is causing the CoG issues. Rather it's the ability to have more rows installed, which equals more passenger and hand baggage weight, which then has the potential to cause a CoG issue if not dist...Jump to post
Just curios, according to the report "Contributing factors were: - inconsistencies in crew training" and "In particular no records were available demonstrating that the pilots had undergone recovery from unusual attitudes training.". Would this crash be avertible? I mean, was th...Jump to post
Did they figure out what caused the initial right roll? Did I miss that part? It seems pretty weird. I know the 737-800 has a right roll tendency but idk if the same is true for other variants, plus its a very slight tendency so it really shouldn't cause such a rapid turn... As far as I understand ...Jump to post
There is one at PAE in Pan Am colors that is airworthy and flies in air shows. Probably this one ... https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/22085883/1945-douglas-dc-3 It's on my Christmas List, but ... I'm not holding my breath! ;) I know one of the primary pilots for that DC-3. She ...Jump to post
All E195 will move to Air Dolomiti. Fate of the E190 has to be decided yet. There is a good chance both will never feature the new livery... Thanks for the insight. If I see it correctly, then there are currently just 3 E195 left with Lufthansa, plus 9 E190. What would they be replaced with if they...Jump to post
The only thing that I can think of in this topic would be a revival of the ground effect vehicles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Pelican https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasatel https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/ Or maybe there will be a time again where Zeppelins rule...Jump to post
Apart from what I wrote last time my two cents on this specific topic: - I tend to say that the average passenger today is heavier than the used standard weights of 84 kg (88 for male, 70 for female). Keep in mind that those weights include cabin baggage that is usually between 5 and 15 kg. Using re...Jump to post
There is a trip report about this here:
Iemand91 wrote:One of the JASDF 747-400's is for sale for $28,000,000. It's N7474C, former JA8091/20-1101.
It is said that United 292 slid into a similar type of cornfield reducing impact and injuries too.. If you're referring to United 232 in Sioux City, the cornfield at the end really didn't do much. The DC-10 was already cartwheeling and broke to bits. In my opinion the only help the cornfield gave w...Jump to post
This is indeed the Russian version of the Hudson miracle. Hudson miracle, Soviet-style, actually happened in 1963, with Tu-124 ditching in Neva River in St.Pete: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Aeroflot_Tupolev_Tu-124_Neva_river_ditching I wouldn't call it a miracle when it's caused by bad judge...Jump to post
There have been some football charter flights with the L-1011 by Rollins Air in 2011. 2303493 I have a hard time finding a source but as far as I remember during one of these flights there has been a significant error in navigating and the operator has been banned in Europe what marked the end of op...Jump to post
I may have asked this question long ago but I don't remember the answer. When I see pics or videos taken of the cockpit, on the bar between the captain and first officer's window, there is like a rod with three balls on it. Usually they are one black one in the middle and a white one on either side...Jump to post
Did it also include a plane, like in this one?
Opposed to Airbus, Boeing is quite detailed about the definition of all the different fuel quantities: Unusable Fuel: Fuel remaining after a fuel runout test has been completed in accordance with government regulations. (It includes drainable unusable fuel plus unusable portion of trapped fuel.) Dra...Jump to post
I wonder why Airbus chose to delete 2L/R instead of 3L/R? While boarding at 2L is rare, when done, it offers a little extra exclusivity for customers in F/J. Additionally 2L creates a little buffer between F/J and Y. Lastly, keeping 3L/R disrupts the Y cabin where are 2L/R usually separate the 2. 7...Jump to post
I wonder how many of these stored frames will never see the light of the day in their current paint scheme as the operator goes belly up before delivery.Jump to post
It does make sense with the AA A300 tow bar config. There are many different towbar connection configs and of course weight ratings. Usually most airlines have at least one of every possible diversion available for a given station. Why they didn't have one is a big mystery. Also throwing one for a ...Jump to post
Interesting - yeah, that seems to fit. It did return to the airport like many suspected, but otherwise it's a Pan Am 747 engine explosion out of JFK around that time. My searches *should* have come up with that, but I had a feeling my filters weren't being reset when I tried to reset them, so not a...Jump to post
Let's see if it gets another doomed basic airline livery with no titles, as with the 747-8 prototype (LN 1435) or a Boeing livery.Jump to post
I was on a DC-10 in 1980 at the age of 8 that experienced a compressor stall followed by a fire that certainly looked and felt like an explosion, and we turned around and landed back at EWR. I feel like the entire event is seared in my memory, but it's been 40 years and I know that memory is fluid....Jump to post
You could buy your 747 with a berth section in the crown.
Though this is a cool offer, the operational penality for airlines is probably not worth it.
Speaking of the Superjet...are they seeing any technical flaws with the landing gear, wing interface, fuel tank layout? Well, since the second bounce during that crash landing in SVO occured at +5,85G and the aircraft structure failed only during the third bounce, that even exceeded the measurabili...Jump to post
That is the flight manger's office, if I'm not mistaken. Someone can correct me, if I got it wrong. Personally, I like the one on the EK A380 better, more privacy. Flight Manager's office? Geez, never heard about it... is this something new?? We call it the Purser Work Station (PWS). Basically a se...Jump to post
Fist A350 ACJ msn/427 German Air Force msn/443 Private Unknown I show 443 as the first ACJ. To become D-AKAY for the German Government. Interesting that the bird for the government will wear a civilian registration. KA as in “Konrad Adenauer?” The German Airforce aircraft usually have civilian regi...Jump to post
The An-225 is trackable on flightradar https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-82060 However, according to that site it hasn't flown during the last seven months. There have been rumors and stories that with the current political tensions between Russia and Ukraine the spare parts availabilit...Jump to post
Airbus has had more than one instances where their FBW system has overtrimmed due yo false AoA readings. In a recent incident (this decade) the pilots had no knowledge of how to turn it off but hecause they were able go keep things level (after initial dive of 4000 feet) they had lots of time for g...Jump to post
Well , I might have missed one step , but I wish 737-700 Max shall be launched by LUFTHANSA ! Or The LH GROUP . No such thing as the 737-700 Max; it's the 737-700 or 737 MAX 7. To continue the nitpicking: There is no such thing as the 737 MAX 7. It's only the 737-800 and the 737-8. That'll probably...Jump to post
However, those two Tangos will be on their way out around the 13th incoming 779. Better some congestion for a limited amount of time, than skipping the system altogether. So I'd opt for T [riple] ango, then Victor [good for 52 consecutive frames], with Charlie for the 789, or going Golf or Hotel wi...Jump to post
They can probably bring it down to three aircraft families in a couple of years: A350, 777 and 787. Although there may be a business case to add the A330-900. And what would that business case be? What does the A339 do better than the 789? Please inform me; I am not aware of any type of route where...Jump to post