First painted A320neo for Air New Zealand featuring the All Black livery: http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=13320 My apologies for linking to another forum. I'm currently unsure how to link pictures in etc. Don't worry. Only about ten regulars on this site have any ide...Jump to post
It annoys me that the likes of EZ, FR and others are clogging EU skies and major hub airports with 1000s of 738 and A319, when at least some of them could be WB like the old days, when L1011, DC10 and A300/A310s were around. Remember LHR-CDG in a TriStar or A300. SH needs to go back there.Jump to post
Sadly the French memorial to UTA772 is being overtaken by the Sahara desert. Not sure how up to date this is, so it might have all but disappeared by now.
Fort Lamy - Paris The route I have flown many times.
Fort Lamy was my home for a year in 1969, then we spent every summer there for the next five years. It was a wonderful magical colourful place back then as a child. I could even speak French. It was renamed N’Jamena, gained independence from France then fell apart. Religion is a wonderful thing! My ...Jump to post
It would need a new wing and a modernized systems architecture since many of those components are all out of production and with obsolete designs. If Airbus is going through that effort, it might as well be clean sheet. There is no point trying to preserve a 40 year old aluminum fuselage design tha...Jump to post
Here she is outdoors....
A reminder for pilots and spotters alike, overnight tonight (Wed 12th) @HeathrowAirport will be changing it's Delivery, Ground and Tower frequencies. LHR - Position Air North 118.705 Air South 118.505 GMC1 121.905 GMC 2 121.705 GMC 3 121.805 Delivery 121.98 Arrival ATIS 128.080 Could these frequenci...Jump to post
For the Americans out there, the word in cheque. A check is a pattern on a golfing shirt and trousers.Jump to post
This is deliberate to get some free advertising on TV and news websites. It worked. Everybody's happy.Jump to post
I understand they took off with not enough in front of them but my concern is As per the article.."The aircraft therefore took off with a lower thrust than needed" I don't get it, why not use all the power you have all the time? Just to save a bit of fuel and a bit of wear and tear on the...Jump to post
I think the first casualty will be the many Youtube videos detailing a 'cold & dark' engine start.
You could literally memorise most of it or have it on an iPad. Should cockpit doors be locked on the ground too?
So RR can't supply BA with 2 new engines five months later! There are also 2 new 789's on the ground for two months, (G-ZBKK & G-ZBKN) There's also a LA 788 on the ground since late last year. It's probably cheaper to ground one or a couple for a longer period and keep other frames flying. The ...Jump to post
Anyone know what the problem is with BA 788 G-ZBJE ? She has now been on the ground at LHR since 7th March 2018, arriving from Chennai (MAA). It can't just be RR engine issues. Did she suffer some ramp rash? DATE FROM TO FLIGHT FLIGHT TIME STD ATD STA STATUS 07 Mar 2018 London (LHR) - (G) - - - - Un...Jump to post
Perhaps he meant to say FCO - SYD (or FCO - MEL), but he only got an E in geography. Could the 789 manage Rome - Sydney - Rome?Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but 2 weeks ago flew British Airways from Budapest to DFW, connecting in LHR. Connecting in LHR was a nightmare. Even the LHR website says to allow at least 90 minutes. This was my first time in LHR and I figured connecting BA to BA would not be a problem. WRONG!! Landed at T3 a...Jump to post
There really needs to be a long term plan to move BA Maintenance East, or make it much smaller. Perhaps moving it over to the south T4/VIP area, via a new taxiway near Hatton Cross. T4 does more harm than good and should go. The freed up space would then enable the central area and east to be proper...Jump to post
If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...Jump to post
If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed.Jump to post
Surely a take-off at empty weight on three engines, with enough fuel to get to Iceland, then Prestwick, and then on to Toulouse is possible? It would just need reduced thrust on engine number 2, to compensate for having no engine number 4. It could probably even take off as a twin at a push at these...Jump to post
Perhaps Airbus might prefer to rename them....
It won't happen, but wouldn't it be great if the UK Government were to buy it, and get back into building aircraft here in the UK again.Jump to post
So did the 787. It too was five years late. Both were launched around 2004 - 2006. Why the disparity?Jump to post
How did the much delayed and problematic B787 get to 600 deliveries vs around 120 A350s?
I thought they were conceived around the same time.Just interested.
With so many old 744s due for retirement, I wonder if BA will soon donate a complete example to IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A program on BBC4 last night about VX having her D check at BA Cardiff, also showed a white 744 being destroyed and recycled. Lets hope they keep one. http://www.iwm.org.uk/vi...Jump to post
The CSeries is NOT a trend setter. It is a seriously troubled program with little support. Hence the need to dump the product to DL. The A320NEO and 737MAX are trend setters. Well my friend, quite the opposite I think. The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a botherso...Jump to post
This is nonsense, 5.5 degrees is not steep, it's 2 degrees more than normal and into the prevailing wind. The only difference is the final 200' and the flare. LCY use it every few minutes over terrain, with more than a dozen a/c types, in most weather onto a very short runway surrounded by water. It...Jump to post
London City uses the 5.5 degree mostly to adhere to TERPS (https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1029266 -although this is for US it should be similar for UK since its mostly draw from ICAO annex 10). If Canary Warf wasn't there it woul...Jump to post
The reason I ask is that London City use 5.5 degrees quite happily, yet LHR has to stick with 3.3 degrees. This means that 70% of the time aircraft are crossing the city quite low to reach Heathrow on westerly operations. As more pilots are trained on steeper approaches, it makes sense for LHR to of...Jump to post