Split Boeing into two, WB and NB. Good company vs bad company. If the MAX does go south, declare Chapter 11 on the NB side only Then it either gets ‘saved’ or it fails and the debt is written off. Boeing WB survives as a much leaner profitable company which can develop a 787 based 767 sized new mode...Jump to post
Here is one for the road from FlightRadar24
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/trac ... -liveries/
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/brit ... dium=email
There's a nice spot for the BOAC** 744 on the roundabout approaching T5 at LHR. Perhaps even replace the model Emirates A380 on the M4 Spur. Better still open one to the public on the undershoot of the old runway 23. There's a nice green area there crying out for an aviation park. https://www.google...Jump to post
Anyone know why the three holding points on 09L have not been built yet? Planning permission went in several years ago. The plan was to match the other holding areas on the southern runway.
https://firstname.lastname@example.org ... !1e1?hl=en
Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs, possibly till October. Apparently the repairs run much deeper than normal runway resurfacing. The locals are not happy about the noise, but most airlines are only using their latest fleet, so much quieter than normal. http://www.fulhamsw6.com/default.asp?...Jump to post
A Flight Simulators paradise, especially if a working flight deck is included. Quite a few TCAS alerts though. I actually like it.Jump to post
In the summer of 1976, we flew LHR-KUL (Subang) on a classic Qantas 742, via Belgrade, Bahrain and finally Kuala Lumpur. I think it even landed in Singapore on its way to Oz.
It took a while but enjoyed every minute.
Nice video here:
Once (If) deliveries restart, the next problem is that few airlines are in a position to pay for or use said new airplanes. Airlines with the largest MAX orders are probably in the weakest position to finance them in great numbers, at least for the next couple of years. Expect 50% of the built frame...Jump to post
Fixing the MAX and getting it back in the air is only half the problem for Boeing. The other half will be finding airlines that actually need, want and can afford to take those hugely optimistic orders. The finance and market has simply evaporated and may not return for 5-10 years, by which time tec...Jump to post
BA/AIG have to buy around 200 new aircraft over the next ten years, just to keep up with everyone else. That costs a lot of money. The management are simply doing what any of us would do if we were in charge. Cut costs and improve productivity. Staff moral at the moment is quite low down the list of...Jump to post
The reason why some of the runways first part is concrete is to avoid melting of the asphalt because of the high power settings at the beginning of the take-off (slow speed more time in the same spot) especially where there is military jets (after-burn) Here is an extreme example of the effect on a...Jump to post
VS fly to around 2% of the routes served by BA. For those saying fares will rise if they go under, they won't because the public will be very reluctant to travel for the next few years. This will keep fares low. Virgin are toast because a billionaire is asking for a loan! https://www.virginatlantic....Jump to post
Video of grounded BA and EZY aircraft at LGW.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... s-11966088
Just one EZY flight in the air now. Liverpool to Belfast.
Two Virgin Atlantic planes left flying. LAX & JFK.
Could the likes of EasyJet and Ryanair be in trouble if this goes on beyond the summer?
Not sure how much government support there will be, and they could emerge a lot smaller once a recovery starts.
If it were possible, now would be a great time to do major works at LHR.
Demolish T1, and create new holding points on 09L. Straighten a few taxiways, create new stands and satellites. This stoppage could drag on for 6-12 months and demand could be very low on resumption of some normality.
Grounded LH fleet at FRA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmrQIMxb3QE Sorry if this has been posted before but I don't read the whole thread. Feel free to remove if it's the case. Terrible quality video, but from what i can make off of it: it looks like Victorville without sand... dozens of airplan...Jump to post
Everyone: How do we cut our carbon footprint, halt demand, kill globalisation, cut population, reduce air travel, stop climate change?
Nature: Hold my beer.
I wonder if BA will start sending their 744s or A380s down to SYD, to keep the flight crews on rota.Jump to post
If this drags on as expected for many months, could we see whole fleets such as BA, LH, AF ferry their assets to the desert?
Can they seal them all sufficiently to store a large fleet here in the UK & EU for six months?
Now would be a good time for Boeing to announce the cancellation of the entire MAX program. It would be completely lost and ignored by the mainstream media because of other news. Airlines would be grateful not to have to take their rather optimistic orders, and Boeing won’t make a loss on building m...Jump to post
Everyone, companies and individuals are going to need a 6-12 month payment holiday on all loans, mortgages and credit card payments. Even monthly bank payments. Soon it won’t just be the aviation industry that is in trouble. It will affect everyone. We will all run out of money within a few weeks un...Jump to post
Is there a link to FlightRadar24 to see the total number of flights each day, showing the rapid decline of the past few weeks?Jump to post
The chairman of Virgin pleads (on behalf of the aviation sector) for the UK government to offer £7.5B bailout now, or airlines could go under within weeks.
http://news.sky.com/story/virgin-atlant ... t-11957708
Wouldn’t an iPad based ‘dumb’ EICAS system be easy to setup? Although not linked to the actual aircraft, it would provide full checklists and solutions for any event with a simple search, based on the stage of the flight in real time. It would know the a/c approximate speed, altitude, heading, attit...Jump to post
Simply bolt another 'tail' on the other side and its good to go.Jump to post
Climate change: The UK cannot go climate neutral much before 2050, unless people stop flying and eating red meat almost completely, a report says. But it warns that the British public do not look ready to take such steps and substantially change their lifestyle. The report challenges the views of ca...Jump to post
This doctor explains what its really like in an Italian hospital. They have to decide who will live, who will die. There are just too many people to help them all. Like a war field hospital.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... r-11954229
'Ghost' and largely empty flights are operating because EU 'Use it or lose it' rules still apply to UK slot restricted airports.
There appears to be a cluster of five deaths (of 30) in France, with possible links to CDG airport north of Paris. These are tiny villages where people commute to work there. The death rate from the virus in Italy appears to be the highest in the world at 5-6%. Italy has one of the oldest population...Jump to post
I think that was part of a ramp in the late 1940s. There were tents there instead of passenger terminals, just south of the Great West Road (A4).Jump to post
Lease them all to BA. Paint and a few headrest covers, job done.Jump to post
World road deaths = 1.35 million per year
COVI19 deaths (mainly the old and ill) = 3100 approx, though some would have died anyway through ill-health.
I will take my chances.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... death_rate
Here is a useful UN chart of world births and deaths. Approximately 60 million die each year. That is already 1% of us. This is likely to increase as the world population continues to grow by a birth rate of 140+ million per year. An increase to 2% will in fact stop population growth. I will let you...Jump to post
Perhaps Easyjet should create a UK regional division, paint the Q400's bright orange and call it Easy(prop). A great way to get their brand into LHR quickly.Jump to post
FlyBe could collapse within days...
https://news.sky.com/story/regional-air ... e-11949393
A hybrid would be far better in terms of safety, at least initially. Think about the bad weather, go-arounds and diversions recently in the UK and EU. Some flights ended up returning to their departure airport. That would cut the useful range down to 150 miles!Jump to post
This could very well be the end for the remaining BA 744 fleet, in a similar way to Concorde after 9/11.Jump to post
With three runways, the taxi distance to/from the holding point(s) will be greatly reduced, as at least two of the runways will be used in mixed-mode. It will also mean there are two departure runways during the peaks, and two landing runways most of the time. That's an awful lot less wasted fuel on...Jump to post
Coronavirus: British Airways and Ryanair cancel hundreds of flights due to outbreak.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... k-11948097