Any chance Boeing could simply buy the MC-21 program?
It could be a good and economical way to get what looks like an excellent airframe into their line-up quickly - and provide the program with the worldwide support system it would need to succeed.
As a passenger who cares about the comfort levels of the flights I take, and who chooses my flights accordingly, I'm thrilled with this announcement. Versus which other option? All the airplanes in the running offer the latest tech with minimal comfort differences. Versus the 777X. Every 777 I have...Jump to post
As a passenger who cares about the comfort levels of the flights I take, and who chooses my flights accordingly, I'm thrilled with this announcement. And more than a little relieved. Now I need to start saving up for the premium price that Qantas is talking about charging. Fortunately, it seems as t...Jump to post
The cashed up inner city elites can also be spectacularly offensive when they’ve had too much alcohol and/or taking illegal substances. Yes, they wear expensive clothes, drive a nice car and have a respectable job title and live in a respectable location, but that’s all they can claim. I’ve seen a ...Jump to post
Thanks, it does show up on flightaware https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA2904 Oh, very nice. Thank you for the link. Understandably there's no detail as the flight approaches Antarctica or is over Antarctica. The seat-back video screens showed a very low-resolution map of the flight path, and ...Jump to post
Does anyone know flight numbers for these flights? I’m interested to see if I can find flight plans etc on flightaware. I was on the flight that started and ended in Sydney on 17th November this year. My flight numbers were QF2904 (first half of the flight) and QF2914 (second half of the flight). I...Jump to post
My experience of the flight was far more positive than the descriptions above, but to be fair, I was in Business Class because I wanted good window access for getting photos to use in a book I'm writing. The views were fabulous. I've also flown over other snowy areas such as northern Canada and Gree...Jump to post
Seem kinda silly anyway ... really only the people who sit near the windows can see anything . . the ones on aisle and in the center cabin seats see nothing ... whats the point ? The way the flights are organised, everyone changes seats mid-way through the flight to double the number of people who ...Jump to post
I was on an Antarctic flight a few weeks ago and overheard a long conversation between the manager who organises the flights and one of the passengers. The manager said that plans are already in place to use Qantas 787s when the 747s are retired. That sounded strange to me because of ETOPS restricti...Jump to post
Soviet aircraft in general did not have a worse safety record. The people saying this here really need to open up and actually READ the statistics. The reason these manufacturers more or less disappeared is the economic crisis in the 1990s and 2000s. Their designs from before 1991 were not optimize...Jump to post
QF is for Qantas Flight (followed by the number), e.g. QF123Jump to post
Just wondering if QF would ever enter into a code sharing arrangement with Samoa Airways. Would be similar to their other south pacific codeshare routes with Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Fiji Airwarys. Apart from Fiji QF would never fly to these destinations with their own metal. The only current opti...Jump to post
...European airport: Paris (CDG) ...N.American airport: Los Angeles (LAX) ...S.American airport: Rio de Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ...Asian airport: Bangkok (BKK) ...African airport: Dar-es-Salaam (DAR) ...Oceanic airport: Sydney (SYD) ...aircraft: Douglas DC-9-30 (TN) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-200...Jump to post
In which subject are you doing your EE? To get a good grade for an EE in the IB, you have to meet the general criteria plus subject-specific criteria that vary from subject to subject. You can't just pluck an essay title and use it randomly for any subject. If you can share which subject your EE wil...Jump to post
There quite a few 732s still operating in West Papua, especially between Jayapura and Wamena.Jump to post
All else being equal, given that one option is to fly on an A380 all the way, I would choose EK without a moment's hesitation.Jump to post
Typically, for stability the wheels need to be spaced a certain distance apart or have stiff shock absorbers to cope with roll in side winds on the runway. A high wing has to either have body gear only or veerrry long MLG which are incredibly heavy and mounted way out on the wing reducing fuel capa...Jump to post
With the trend for the diameter of airline engines to increase, would it not make sense for new clean-sheet airliners to adopt high wing configurations? High wing configurations are common on freight aircraft, and some smaller airliners. Why don't we see more high wing medium-sized and larger airlin...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:First QantasLink A320 has now been painted
Fantastic news for Airbus and the C-Series or soon A315... :stirthepot: I am actually wondering about this. Will they at one point call it A314 and A315, as well as later launch the A316(CS500)? Only if and when Airbus owns 100% of the program, or not? going by history it will be AB314..17 ( Airbus...Jump to post
East-West Airlines (which I've always thought was a great name for an airline), which was an Australian airline that operated from 1947 to 1993, was named simply because its first route flew in an east-to-west direction (between Tamworth, Port Macquarie and Newcastle if I'm not mistaken).Jump to post
Bricktop wrote:Slightly OT, other than EK, who else runs a double-daily (or more) between city pairs and which cities?
Cheatlines were a popular design motif from an era where airline liveries, and the methods used to mask off and paint the aircraft, were designed and made entirely by hand, without the aid of a computer. I just wonder what was actually the reason to apply cheatlines? Was it just to create a sleeker...Jump to post
Maybe a silly question, but here goes... Once upon a time, and well within my living memory, long-range airliners could have external wing tanks for extra fuel capacity (think Comet, Constellation, Convair 990, etc). Are external wing tanks a possibility for A or B to produce an ultra-long range air...Jump to post
I was hoping that the rumour might be true that the new AF1 would be a conversion from the B-1 airframe. THAT would have certainly made an impact when it arrived at the world's airports!Jump to post
Aerospatiale: ATR-42, ATR-72 Airbus: A300-B2, A300-B4, A300-600, A310-200, A310-300, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, A321-200, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A380-800 Antonov: An-24, An-148 AVIC: MA-60 Avro: RJ-85 BAC: One-Eleven British Aerospace: BAe146-100, BAe146-200, BAe146-300, Jetstrea...Jump to post
My longest non-stop flight was from SIN to EWR on 16th January 2008 in Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-500 (9V-SGD). The distance was 15345 km, taking 17 hours 20 minutes. My longest flight was on 17th October 2011 when I flew in Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300 (9V-SWS) from SIN to IAH via DME - 17...Jump to post
3rdGen wrote:Was the generating aircraft a 380?
According to the ABC site (link below), which contains a nice close-up photo, the propeller has not yet been found, adding it will become a significant piece of evidence for the enquiry.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/r ... er/8364218
All my missing registrations are for flights between 1975 and 1990. I'm assuming the registrations of planes for my flights during those years in Burma, China and USSR are gone forever. Does anyone know of a way to retrieve registrations of flights from that period for places like Australia, Japan, ...Jump to post
Thank you all for these responses.
Basic information on these global supply chains is fairly easy to come by on the web, so what I am seeking is insights, commentary and observations. Your comments have been helpfully insightful - thank you.
Ha ha. My job is to make it not boring. I actually have to write two case studies, and I had already decided to make mobile phone the other one. Anyway, hopefully someone can help with some good Airbus or Boeing related information and photos. There is information out there in the public domain, but...Jump to post
I am currently writing a textbook for high school geography students (aged 16-18). I need to write about a case study of a company that operates internationally, describing their global strategies and supply chains. As an aviation enthusiast, I would like to use either Airbus or Boeing as my case st...Jump to post
Careful, as many nations do teach that "America" is one continent, with no distinction between the north and the south. But even if you count North America as one continent, it's still divided into two countries so technically Canada is in America too. It's on the American continent. Many...Jump to post
LAX-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adipasquale" class="quote" target="_blank">adipasquale</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>Well, airlines have ordered hundre...Jump to post
My vote goes to Aeroflot's current livery on their sadly now-departed Tu-154s: <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1973878/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1973878/M...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lancelot07" class="quote" target="_blank">lancelot07</a> (<a href="#145" class="quote">Reply 145</a>):<br/><i> i would feel more secure if my ch...Jump to post