Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat. I'm not sure what "left the chat" means. XWB is pretty silly and I never use it. But NEO is descriptive, accurate, and helpful to differentiate the models from CEO. I have no problem with that. Max is d...Jump to post
Not a chance. They'll want to put this all behind them as soon as possible. (It was always a pretty stupid name anyway.) Airbus A350 "XWB" has left the chat. A320 "NEO" has left the chat. I'm not sure what "left the chat" means. XWB is pretty silly and I never use it. ...Jump to post
Sorry if it has been asked before, but is there anywhere that I can find the MSNs of the -2C tankers? You can find the -2C tanker MSN's up to L/N 1216 ( 59 USAF + 1 JASDF) here : Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020, see : https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14381...Jump to post
Just was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread. I bet they get doors cut in them. Delta's 777 fleet is split across two subtypes, the -200ER and -200LR. If a P2F program gets launched, would it be valid for both? Would be interesting to know because 772 Fs are Equipped with GE90-115B. Wha...Jump to post
I don't know how competitive the 1-11 was but it certainly became less so as McD and Boeing developed larger, more capable versions of their models. Also, both McD and especially Boeing could market aircraft families in a way that BAC couldn't. British engineering and technology in the 1950s-1970s c...Jump to post
I remember seeing a picture of an A340 of BWIA landing at LHR without the left winglet. Could not have this plane done anything similar by flying back to France? Flying without a winglet is no big deal but I suspect that flying with a damaged one could be risky. I wonder how it flew to Amman. Maybe...Jump to post
Weren't there talks twenty or so years ago about Airbus and Boeing collaborating on a VLA? Or did I dream that? Maybe it wasn't a dream ... (1) https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2019/02/14/how-boeing-lured-airbus-into-now-busted-a380/#2117a0e6c2a2 "Boeing was considering whether to devel...Jump to post
Probably quite a few cargo airlines are coining it in!Jump to post
Probably a topic of interest to a select few, but as I sit here on a winter's morning in Windhoek, FR24 shows an Etihad 787-9 A6-BLU minutes away from landing at WDH. It's coming from Nairobi. This is probably the first EY plane to come to WDH and from Nairobi? The flight number is EY641. Any ideas?Jump to post
Actually, that's not quite true. It never actually "belonged" to South Africa. It was administered by S.A. - legally at first and later in defiance of the UN. Indeed, Namibia never belonged to South Africa, it was administered by South Africa from 1915 under the Treaty of Versailles. Prio...Jump to post
sixfootscream wrote:seat64k wrote:PM wrote:It's almost like Namibia is a province of South Africa...
They did belong to us once...
More on Air Namibia The Confidente is a weekly investigative newspaper in Namibia. This week's issue leads with Air Namibia and the Frankfurt route. https://www.confidentenamibia.com/pages/article/2251 Air Namibia operates two A330-200s on lease from Intrepid. The only route they fly (or used to) is...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:Good catch. I trusted planespotters.net, who list this aircraft as "written off".
According to Airbus, they delivered an A350 to AF on 30th June. It has to be this one. Yes, this is confirmed by aibfamily.flights, see https://aibfamily.flights/A350/422 By the way, MSN 418 (SAS #4) was also already delivered on contract on 30th June before the delivery flight on 1st July, see htt...Jump to post
Air Namibia will be resuming domestic flights from 13th May. Does the end is near for Air Namibia? Recent news suggest this option... I've been travelling in the desert without access to news for a few days. I return home to find this. https://www.namibian.com.na/92665/read/Govt-washes-hands-of-Air...Jump to post
If any cancellations occur, it will be spread evenly. Qatar always wants good faith or the upper hand in these circumstances.
The old SAA (ie until a few weeks ago) was a bit hit or miss. One of my last flights (in early March) was JNB-LHR in Business. The seating excellent but, again, the onboard service pretty poor. But, to and from JNB (I live in WDH) the regional product in Business is excellent. (Though I wish the A3...Jump to post
The old SAA (ie until a few weeks ago) was a bit hit or miss. One of my last flights (in early March) was JNB-LHR in Business. The seating excellent but, again, the onboard service pretty poor. But, to and from JNB (I live in WDH) the regional product in Business is excellent. (Though I wish the A31...Jump to post
Here is a link to an article giving more details on the fleet returns and retentions: https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/saa-returns-17-aircraft-after-lessors-begin-termination-of-leases-20200612 "The [returned] aircraft returned include four A319s; three A340-300s; three A340-6...Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:It seems that SAA will be removing all A340s from their fleet. However, it seems that although the A343s are grounded...
Things are changing. "Normal" isn't going to come back. That is not what data from China indicates. In China, according to what I've heard, domestic air travel is at 90% of pre-lockdown levels. China is hardly in the vanguard of trying to address the climate emergency. I'm thinking more o...Jump to post
Things are changing. "Normal" isn't going to come back. Many people hope and believe that we will come out of the pandemic with different priorities. It is hoped that we can become greener. Measures to discourage people from flying unnecessarily may become popular. Airlines that have recei...Jump to post
ANA is my guess.Jump to post
Could we please change the title from "to close" to "close to"? There is a teeny difference between the two.Jump to post
... its not as if DL is a large operator of the 777, of course ... Slightly off-topic but I think I'm right that they intended to have many more. https://www.flightglobal.com/rolls-royce-wins-delta-order/18163.article "Rolls-Royce has beaten GE and Pratt & Whitney in a contest to supply it...Jump to post
If also they have their seats installed which is the big question...
Maybe this is a sliver of good news for the South African aviation industry. Comair’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) say that the airline is in a position to be saved, given that it is not “factually insolvent”, only in financial distress. https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/399475/kulul...Jump to post
My two cents. I can claim 45 777 flights between May 1999 and October 2018. -200, -300, -200ER, -200LR, -300ER. Most in Economy but 9 in Business. Malaysia, Singapore, Cathay, BA, All Nippon, KLM, JAL, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Turkish, Thai, Emirates, Qatar and Ethiopian. Not bad for someone who tri...Jump to post
Between 1990 and 1999 I flew on SR 747-300s (I think they were -357s :stirthepot: ) to or from JFK, JNB, PHL, BOS, NBO, ORD, ATL. In 1993 SR were using MD-11s on the HKG route. And in 1997 and 1999 DMK was an MD11. Not sure if this helps. Bear in mind that three of their five -300s were Combis. That...Jump to post
Air Namibia will be resuming domestic flights from 13th May.
https://www.namibian.com.na/90772/read/ ... ic-flights
That's a shame. We can't lose them all.
FWIW, Air Namibia will start flying domestically next week.
Wouldn't it be better if governments ensured various safety nets to protect people from unemployment, old age, illness, etc.? Some governments seem able to do it quite successfully. Others ... less so. The math of a government safety net requires that the number of people contributing to the safety...Jump to post
This may be a minority view but buying shares to get rich is pretty dubious ethically. At the extreme, we have thousands of people who just move money around, creaming off a percentage here and there, but who don't contribute anything to the common good. That is what ALL savings type programs/ plan...Jump to post
This may be a minority view but buying shares to get rich is pretty dubious ethically. At the extreme, we have thousands of people who just move money around, creaming off a percentage here and there, but who don't contribute anything to the common good. Wasn't it shareholder value, short-term prof...Jump to post
This may be a minority view but buying shares to get rich is pretty dubious ethically. At the extreme, we have thousands of people who just move money around, creaming off a percentage here and there, but who don't contribute anything to the common good. Wasn't it shareholder value, short-term profi...Jump to post
Here is an awesome AF 350 video from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQnILBPN_s&t=16s
Are you forgetting a fleet of 787s? AF doesn't have any 787s on order (any more). They still have 10 787s which isn't large enough a fleet to have a common type rating for the AF pilots, they just won't have enough practise with the 787s. So AF had a decision to make, order additional 787s as A332 ...Jump to post
"...it is understood that an equity partner will be brought on board." IF a new airline is established and IF an equity partner (another airline, ideally) comes on board, and IF the government can keep their hands off it (note to new equity partner - get a watertight guarantee), this might...Jump to post