A380 A6-APG ferried to Teruel Spain today.
United hosting two-day event to share its "vision for a new tomorrow" Everyone from Kirby, to chief commercial officer Nocella, to network team Gupta and Quayle to MileagePlus Bondar and new SVP worldwide sales Burse will have presentations. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ex_bXtYWgA07o41?form...Jump to post
Interview with Kadri Samsunlu the CEO of Istanbul Airport
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... rport-ceo/
Cathay Pacific's cargo capacity dropped 25%. The former British Territory rules are really hurting the company, while mainland blows right by! CX capacity it down because of crew quarantine rules. That is why FX moved its HKG crew base to OAK, and other airlines are avoiding crew layovers both in H...Jump to post
DHL adding 17 weekly Asia-Pacific frequencies using AeroLogic and Kalitta 777s https://aircargoworld.com/news/express/dhl-express-expands-asia-pacific-routes-with-17-new-weekly-777f-operations https://www.aircargonews.net/sectors/express/dhl-express-adds-b777f-capacity-between-asia-pacific-the-us-an...Jump to post
As someone that has actually has met and spoken with AAB, I found him to be extremely intelligent with a keen grasp of the details in his operation. Sure publicly he can come off strong or arrogant, but I would say in general what he say is what many already think but don't have the platform to stat...Jump to post
One can clearly see how revenue lagging far behind demand. For Q2 they forecast to fly 68% of 2019 capacity but estimate 50-55% of revenue. Regarding the key corporate travel segment, they stated they expect 1/3 of them to have travel in Q2. Long term see 75-80% of corp revenues coming back "ne...Jump to post
March quarter 2021 Delta reporting GAAP pre-tax loss of $1.5 billion on total revenue of $4.2 billion. Adjusted pre-tax basis showed a loss of $2.9 billion and loss per share of $3.55 on operating revenue of $3.6 billion a decline of 65 percent on 55 percent lower sellable capacity. At the end of th...Jump to post
Hong Kong being removed from the schedule for the entire S21 season. At moment planned back in October. Let see...
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... w-enforced
US CDC study out today says that keeping the middle seat vacant can actually make a difference to in-flight transmission. According to the CDC, a laboratory-based model "predicts a 23% to 57% reduction in exposure to viable virus particles when middle seats on an airline are kept vacant." ...Jump to post
Israel looks to reopen its borders to international travelers on 23 May. Details are pending but look initially to only be for group travelers and those who are vaccinated along with pre and post flight PCR testing. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2021/04/13/israel-to-open-international-trav...Jump to post
No on Polaris, but all require some level of work including gear swings.
As was explained to the pilot group, the move is an interim measure and no longer-term decisions regarding the fleet had been made.
Increased forged Covid-19 certificates hit airlines, which have to police them, and put airlines at risk if they transport infected passengers with false or incorrect documentation.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fake-covid ... 1618330621
United looking for more cash. United Airlines intends to commence a private offering to eligible purchasers of US$5.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of two series of notes, the senior secured notes due 2026 and the senior secured notes due 2029, subject to market and other conditions. The Not...Jump to post
Another extension granted on business plan submission to the court
https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/n ... 65.article
AA estimates its cash burn rate for Q1 was $27mil/day generating net loss of $2.7-2.8bil on 62% reduction in revenue.
Ended Q1 with $17.3bil liquidity.
AA is deferring and converted 5 787-8 deliveries to 787-9s due in 2023, and 14 787-8s due this year will delivered by early 2022 instead.
Additionally 18 737MAX due in 2021/22 deferred to 2023/24.
Two GUM 73Us will enter the domestic system.Jump to post
IAH is physically limited in the number of gates and also has logistical issues with passenger movement, baggage handling, and inefficient staffing required which creates bottlenecks. The summer 2019 schedule pushed UA daily departures to over 500 which had a considerable negative impact on the oper...Jump to post
I'm really surprised that demand at SFO remains so much lower than LAX. Pre-COVID, it was the 3rd largest O&D market in the country. I guess that just shows how business and international heavy it is. The good thing for UA is that nobody else is really making any kind of move in bay area. I wou...Jump to post
SFO: has become UA worst performing hub in terms of business, international and leisure traffic. UA does expect improvement in June should the state fully reopen. UA will also add an additional late afternoon bank at SFO in June to increase connectivity. The reason for late afternoon bank is due to...Jump to post
AA flight fromSydney to Los Angeles canceled after crew member tests positive for COVID-19.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/a ... 152498002/
LATAM BK court docket rejecting A350 leases.
Looks like all are managed by AerCap Ireland Ltd.
https://cases.primeclerk.com/LATAM/Home ... OA==&id2=0
VCVSpotter wrote:United 777-200ER (reg unknown) filed HNL-VCV 9AM - 5:17PM as UA2714 tomorrow (April 9). My bet is that this is one of the PW engined 772s headed to VCV for storage....anyone have more details?
Hi, I am not sure it makes much sense to post anything at the moment, as the valuation data is always trailing by several months and its moving like a yo-yo. All it takes is one piece of news that a certain frame is being parked by some operator, and yesterdays price is no longer valid. Really only ...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyeaIOMXEAU ... ame=medium
17 LATAM aircraft to be sold on “as-is, where-is” basis via public auction to be held on April 14, 2021. 2 - A350-900 4 - 787-9 11 - A321 https://newsroom.aviator.aero/skyworks-offers-17-aircraft-for-sale-via-public-auction/ I wonder why they don’t just retire all the A350s instead and harmonize th...Jump to post
Here is a breakdown of the proposed share holding. https://i.ibb.co/nC1hWT0/2021-04-08-095204.png https://i.ibb.co/nC1hWT0/2021-04-08-095204.png Per analyst report: There are two components to the plan. €1 billion of new money will come from an equity issue, with the French State and institutional s...Jump to post
As a historical tidbit, as Douglas began the development of the DC-8 it proposed to lengthen the SMO runway to accommodate the larger aircraft and to also acquire additional acreage in the surrounding area to build new corporate offices. The city rejected the request, so, Douglas shifted the manufac...Jump to post
Western Global pilots are joining ALPA after NMB certified election.
Western Global Pilots Vote to Join World’s Largest Pilots Union
https://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/ne ... joins-alpa
China frequencies are reduced as a result of CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) action last year to allow airlines to maintain only one route to China with no more than one weekly frequency. https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/topics_665678/kjgzbdfyyq/t1762623.shtml This limit was relaxed la...Jump to post
Michigan is going vertical
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyOwAH-U4AI ... =4096x4096
Interesting Q&A with KE president about Asiana integration process.
https://asianaviation.com/transcript-ko ... idents-qa/
The PW 777 fleet will be moved to Roswell. Will allow tech-ops consolidate the fleet in one place. I toured the old Cal facility years ago, several DC10’s and 747 Classics were being worked on inside, it was impressive then, is this new hangar larger ? And what’s going to happen with the old one ? T...Jump to post
Lets look at the wording from CDC head Walensky.
"While we believe that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves, CDC is not recommending travel at this time due to the rising number of cases."
So, no they are still not recommending people run out and travel.
Per government decree, LATAM will cancel all Chile international services effective April 5 except a limited number of repatriation flights. https://aerolatinnews.com/destacado/chile-latam-cancelara-mayor-parte-de-sus-vuelos-internacionales-programados-y-operara-capacidad-reducida-para-mantener-la-c...Jump to post
Keep in mind coastal hubs like EWR, IAD and SFO are reliant on international traffic and the connecting flow it generates to support domestic flying. With longhaul international flying largely suspended, these hubs will obviously be limited in the volume of domestic flying they can support on their ...Jump to post
Took delivery of its first plane HL8387. Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft to Air Premia https://airleasecorp.com/press/air-lease-corporation-announces-delivery-of-new-boeing-787-9-aircraft-to-air-premia https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExWcTXYVcAQOwt9?format=jpg&n...Jump to post
VirginFlyer wrote:Where is this hangar complex exactly?
Frontier Airlines opened raising $570 million selling 30mil shares giving it a valuation of about $4 billion.
https://www.denverpost.com/2021/04/01/f ... re-travel/
With 30+ years in the industry, I tend to view things more from the business and finance angle. Things like fleet size, sexy routes, etc generally don't excite as me much as they might the average A.net enthusiast. Knowing how crappy the revenue environment is today, I honestly don't see the logic o...Jump to post
Here is photo of new LAX hangar complex coming together. https://i.ibb.co/QX7bHXh/2021-03-31-114519.png https://i.ibb.co/QX7bHXh/2021-03-31-114519.png Once complete, United will consolidate all its LAX techops on the eastside of the field and vacate the former CO complex on the westside.Jump to post
Regarding comments about United flying less than AA, lets remember todays market reality of crappy leisure fares and lack of business travel. Flying for the sake of flying might only increase losses. Yes it can generate short-term cash flow as someone like AA needs to cover its heavier debt burden, ...Jump to post
According to planespotters.net TC–JGD Boeing 737–8F2wl msn 29788 ln 791 has left the Fleet, for freighter (–SF) conversion in Jinan Yaoqiang (TNA). Do we have any news? Is it for Turkish Cargo or any other Cargo carrier? Something like 10 older 737-800 frames have been sold. For instance, TC-JGG/JG...Jump to post
AS formalized its December announcement for 23 additional 737MAX-9 orders with 15 additional purchase rights.
Flight ops confirmed 764s will be back for the summer and focused on EWR & IAD flying.Jump to post