Forcing workers to live right above the production/office floor and limiting hot showers to once a week are two more major things to consider. For the first point (forcing workers to live right above the production/office floor), it has been in serious consideration this year in the most places, ex...Jump to post
Has there been anyone lined up to buy the fleet of 777’s? There is some ongoing work for P2F conversion of 777-300ER; if it is doable for 777-200LR too, these frames would have a logical use there. Not sure the overall number of 777-200LR that were delivered is sufficient to amortize such a program...Jump to post
AC used the A319 to fly to LHR, so it did happen, but as far as I know that's the only one. Why? Maybe something to do with the poorer economics compared to the larger siblings, but I couldn't explain. I was about to mention this flight. I think it was departing from Halifax. Not sure the 319 could...Jump to post
That article didn’t bring any news to the table. It says that the AF 787 most likely will move to KL. I read it slightly differently: it says "KLM will likely be receiving the remainder of Air France’s Boeing 787-9 order", so I guess that means new deliveries go to KL. Not sure about alre...Jump to post
I am having this pop up every day now, which is getting quite frustrating. This was not the case even recently. I think a week ago, it was not the case.Jump to post
1472 Airbus A330-202 Afriqiyah Airways 30. Dec 2013 y.DiConflict wfu.14jul.[email protected] 3 ferried4repair(16), tail removed I am a bit puzzled by the fate of this frame (5A-ONP). I thought it was destroyed during the attack of the Tripoli airport, but it seems it was ferried to Hamburg for repair...Jump to post
What do you think the OEW would need to be at for an A33K to be competitive? An A333 is roughly 130T, an A345 is roughly 168T. I can't believe a 3m stretch would take the A33K anywhere near that, the 4.85m from the A332 to A333 is under 10T, and the A338 to A339 is 132T to 137T. I would be curious ...Jump to post
You can't (and won't) check everything when plane is ready, it would cost much more to check (time) and fix (more time). If true, then that's a pretty piss-poor QC philosophy/model. No wonder the customers react in such a manner. Toyota won't retail the first 70 vehicles produced on either (1) a ne...Jump to post
The A350-1000 has just had a very rough...14 years since it was launched. It's only sold something like 170 and has been in service since early 2018. It was partially re-designed specifically for Cathay and the transpac market. It is interesting that CX is changing models rather than deferring. Eit...Jump to post
Preliminary report in full https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/SIBReports/AAIB-431.pdf Am I reading this right? They deployed LG, later retracted it and continued the landing to the point of use engine reverse and braking while A/C was scrubbing the runway on its engine ? :eek: This is so surpris...Jump to post
Nevertheless.. some kind of "miracle" that this plane got airborn again.. Indeed, but a sad miracle. If it did not happen and the plane stayed on the runway, we would probably only be looking at a W/O A320 but with everybody inside alive and mostly unhurt. I am speechless seeing that the ...Jump to post
Is it just the angle of the photo or is it real? Seems that the 787 is closer to the ground than the A350? It is. But, like you, I realized 'thanks' to these pictures that the difference was greater than I thought. In fact the picture up-thread (accessible via the twitter link) seems even more impr...Jump to post
Ryanair has sucked many millions out of local airport and municipals and has been convicted in several countries for recieving illegal subsidies. This was my first thought as soon as I saw the thread title. Ryanair is probably the airlines that has received the greatest amount of "aid" in...Jump to post
From the pictures, at least one of these was being pushed back...
It also seems the pseudo of the original poster is very well suited to the topic.
According to Wikipedia this payload advantage is gone in the -800. However why would the maximum payload change? Were there changes in the fuselage? Wiki further states that the OEW has increased 12 t. I believe that's a calculation based on a customized plane for United. Anyone knows the OEW of A3...Jump to post
Without even trying to predict the future, it is not very hard to decide production cuts now. Most suppliers must have their activity messed up. Transportation of goods, hence the delivery of the parts that still gets produced is messed up too. Airbus (and other OEMs) facilities are messed up. And l...Jump to post
Although we did load only 16 bags on an A319 yesterday...yikes. If you think this is bad... I flew from East Asia to Europe during the week-end. There were maybe 30 passengers on a 12h flight with a 777-300ER. I felt so bad for the flight crew and all the ground staff who were all doing their work ...Jump to post
boerje wrote:M-YWAY or the H-IGHWAY.
The evidence seems to point to the first missile hitting the plane just below the cockpit almost certainly killing the pilots. That would also correspond with losing ADSB at that point. The plane continued to fly until hit by the second missile. Indeed, but in any case, we should hope for a fair an...Jump to post
Someone on Twiiter posted a picture of a Surface-to-air missile wreck, claiming it was taken from the crash site. Reverse search did not find any other similar images that were previously posted, so the image may be recent, but it has not yet been confirmed that it was taken near the crash site. Ca...Jump to post
AF has received three A359 so far. As far as I can see, they should be deploying them to Abidjan, Bamako and Toronto.
Not sure if they have enough experience with the type already, or should we see in this order a sign that they are pleased with the performance of the type so far ?
French Bee is putting 488 seats in theirs and Air France was talking about their own 480 seat A350-1000 plans recently (along with 440 seat -900s). I am not aware of Air France having any A350-1000 on order, only the -900 variant. New order or version swap ? Is there a link for this ? Exactly. Weir...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:French Bee is putting 488 seats in theirs and Air France was talking about their own 480 seat A350-1000 plans recently (along with 440 seat -900s).
As more and more automation is expected it would have been prudent to move on to more capable processor. 68000 is a dead-end architecture after its mainline customer Apple dropped it. BAE seems to have several high-end hardened processors. I think that the processor is about the last concern here. ...Jump to post
I predict that in a short few years that is what "Basic Economy" is going to look like across multiple airlines, for TATL service. I think the first time I read this prediction was when 777s started to become 3-4-3 on non charter airlines, about ten years ago. It may have come up before. ...Jump to post
Take the A330-300 i.e. Average utilization. AF: 14 hours KL: 15,4 hours (+10%) Seats AF: 275 KL: 292 (+6%) Loadfactor: AF: 88,4 KL: 90,1 (+2%) Thus the same plane carries 18% more passengers at KL. Not sure where the numbers come from, but AF does not have A330-300. They have A330-200 (specialized ...Jump to post
The first 9 & 10 abreast 330's and 350's are already popping up. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot more get "upgraded" to this config on their first D/C04 check (just like what happened to the 777). Low cost airlines have used 3-3-3 configurations on A330s for a very long time, and I d...Jump to post
Do you know that?? Never worked A380, but A320 and A330 have a small handle for each gear to open the doors for maintenance ( and B777 B744), but there is basically nothing in the nose gear bay. I am surprised that the A380 has no door handle, and has a multitude of aircraft systems in there. I hav...Jump to post
Forgive my ignorance, but why would you select gear retract if the pins don't allow the gear physically retract? So that the gear doors open and allow you to perform maintenance on the multitude of aircraft systems components housed in the gear bays. Interesting! I was wondering the same thing actu...Jump to post
StudiodeKadent wrote:Only issue is how inefficient the A330-800s would be.
You are right. But with almost an 8 year backlog, the A32x family isn't of worry. I personally think the xLR is great for AF's network, it is just when could they be delivered? Lightsaber Indeed, I am not worried for the A32x family, but for AF. While their A320s are on average 9.3 years old, both ...Jump to post
According to the below article: - AF to confirm the A220 order this Tuesday for about 50 to 70 frames + options - Smith to provide details about the strategy for the fleet https://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/commande-geante-pour-air-france-va-acheter-une-soixantaine-davions-3911796 That is great news? An...Jump to post
Can someone help me understand the basic differences between the 787-10 and the A350-1000? Are they both of a similar size, but the 787-10 has much shorter legs than the A350-1000? I think I read somewhere we'd likely see a 787-10 in Boston, but never an A350-1000. Thanks. To add upon the previous ...Jump to post
Just some perspective. The max had been flying for over a year without incident. By the time it was grounded there were nearly 400 taking to the skies. After the grounding, pilots didnt start coming out of the woodwork stating what a horrible plane it was to fly. I think the number that you cite sh...Jump to post
# Joint venture with COMAC .. the C-919 is already flying.. a bit far fetched.. but desperate times means desperate measures. How ironic would that be. A US company teaming up with China's aircraft corporation, with the current, not exactly great, political situation between China and the US about ...Jump to post
Interesting conclusion by the witness in the article, who reports she wished the airline would have given free alcohol to everybody to make up for the delayed departure. Let us see. Heated situation, nerves breaking loose... Let us add a bit of liquor on top of that...Jump to post
I flew many times to and from Seoul and always observed flight paths would avoid North Korea, even though I have recently read here that the North Korean airspace is not closed to other aircraft. I feel bad when I think about all the extra flight time, fuel burn and CO2 emission just on that detour....Jump to post
So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape...Jump to post
Even though the flight lengths / routes are different, I am a bit surprised by some of the differences. In particular, I see the A330-200 burns much more than the much, much larger A350-900, although its data is on a much shorter flight (and it seems to me that longer flights incur a penalty, as a l...Jump to post
Amazing story and pictures! Thanks a lot for sharing. I hope we will hear more on the root cause thanks to this recovery.Jump to post
He never said it's a bad aircraft. You guys are all flaming him. He simply said it's not worth it for his airline. A standard NEO will do just fine. Maybe he needs to step a side and let the ANet experts run his airline. Indeed, I do not see A321 XLR helping LH much, as the range increase over the ...Jump to post