If one lands on the eastern most runway at DFW, it takes about 15 -20 minutes to terminal A. What kind of time are we talking about when one says the runways are far from the terminal? I can't remember, 20-30 minutes? Looking at the aerial photo, we seemed to use the far runways, which go past an u...Jump to post
Used this at the weekend
Positives - really impressive looking architecture, airy and stylish, sized for massive passenger growth as it feels very spacious
Negatives - the terminal is an awful long way from the runways, so the taxiing takes an eternity, it needs the Metro line extension
No numbering system is perfect, especially with lots of variants. Even Boeing's convention went slightly awry with the 737 Classics, as whereas they conventionally have the bigger number variants being newer, heavier and/or longer (e.g. the 737-100, 200, 300, 400 are all increasing in size, as indee...Jump to post
Shanghai: PUD The IATA code for Shanghai Pudong International Airport is PVG. Thanks, a typo as my spreadsheet has the correct code! Shanghai: PUD The IATA code for Shanghai Pudong International Airport is PVG. And PUD is Puerto Deseado, Argentina. If you're unsure about an airport code, always loo...Jump to post
A surprising number
London (home): LHR, LGW, STN, LUT
Paris: CDG, ORY
Rome: CIA, FCO
Gothenburg: GOT, GSE
Istanbul: IST (new) and ISL (old)
New York: JFK, EWR
Washington: DCA, IAD
Sao Paulo: GRU, CGH
Rio: GIG, SDU
Shanghai: PUD, SHA
Since people keep saying that technologically speaking the C919 is behind the 737 and A320, could someone in the know explain how? It's FBW, has the same engines as the MAX and NEO, it even uses sidesticks. Is there something about it that's outdated? I apologize for my ignorance, I'm not very fami...Jump to post
Relatively low cost derivatives surely shouldn't be on this list. A340 200 and 300 are simple derivatives of the A330 for example, ditto the 767-400 and 757-300 which had disappointing sales, but were on the back of successful programmes. 114 Comets were made (plus another 49 of the related Nimrod) ...Jump to post
My conclusion: a strategic decision to diversify linked to a one-time opportunity for cheap early deliveries: “During a webcasted panel session at the ACI Europe annual congress in the Cypriot city of Limassol on 26 June, Walsh noted that there had been ‘concern’ within the airline group for some t...Jump to post
Not an engine order, but Rolls-Royce have purchased the eAircraft business of Siemens, as they expand their electric and hybrid-electric business
https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... ategy.aspx
It was certainly a surprise deal, I can't think of a BA/IAG order that came out of the blue like that before. Nobody even knew that IAG wanted to buy 200 narrowbodies!
It certainly would be interesting to know how IAG internally went about this deal, and who approached whom...
Wow, well this came as a shock. The likely price reductions probably gave IAG incentive to place this LOI. This order gives me more reason to believe that IAG have their eyes/plan set on a big European aviation shake up. Personally, I think that Vueling will be merged with LEVEL and potentially BA ...Jump to post
Great (and very surprising news); I am wondering which airlines in the IAG group will operate it. BA has pretty much committed to the Neo; IB is an Airbus carrier; Vueling likewise; I can't see EI operating short haul Boeings in the near or medium term (though they need to renew their short haul fl...Jump to post
There's something bizarre about expensive, sophisticated machines that will be bought after careful consideration by aviation professionals, being given the sort of branding you'd expect on products sold to consumers. Superjet... Space Jet but then Boeing and Airbus are just as bad with the 787 and ...Jump to post
But then the 77W IS a large widebody, especially with the cramped 10Y seating, and the 779 will be larger still. It's not as if all 747s have been replaced with A330s and 787sJump to post
The A380 programme wasn't a disaster, and may have had benefits for Airbus industrially, but no way can it be considered a success as it effectively became a dead end, with no derivatives (freight, stretched etc) The original A300 was originally a very slow seller, but sales picked up and then it wa...Jump to post
:o did it land in Antartica? Would be nice to see a photo of that. In 1973 T-01 landed in Marambio Base Antarctica: https://i.imgur.com/VdoCHwB_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium https://i.imgur.com/Wp4ARz8_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium https://i.imgur.c...Jump to post
An aerostructures company like GKN or Spirit would seem like logical buyers. It would seem odd for Airbus to sell off aerostructures businesses in Bristol to GKN then buy one in Belfast I can't see Bombardier selling it to a rival either, one that could damage the A220 programme that they still have...Jump to post
Strange how the AF/KLM combination is still having cultural issues whereas BA/IB has proceeded relatively smoothly as that's not an obvious cultural fit either! Indeed IAG do seem to operate as an integrated group, headed by an Irishman!Jump to post
Indeed Boeing and Airbus have been quite clever really in making sure that their wide bodies don't directly compete and thus avoiding the bloodbath if all their products were direct rivals. Yes they still compete, but most major airline groups will end up purchasing the 787, A350 and 779 I disagree...Jump to post
Best: The view from the window when a plan is coming into land, as you get such an incredible vista of the city/land below, and you get much more time than with the takeoff. I've done it so many times, but the view of London you get as you approach from the east and travel along the Thames is stunni...Jump to post
...First airport: London Gatwick (LGW) ...First mainland European airport : Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) ...N-American airport: New York (JFK) ...S-American airport: Lima (LIM) ...Asian airport: Delhi (DEL) ...Middle eastern airport: Abu Dhabi (AUH) ...African airport: Nairobi (NBO) ...Oceanic airport: A...Jump to post
Surely as the 779 is longer, heavier and has a wider fuselage than the A3510, it complements it rather than being a direct rival Indeed Boeing and Airbus have been quite clever really in making sure that their wide bodies don't directly compete and thus avoiding the bloodbath if all their products w...Jump to post
That would be a fun journey! I assume Dakar airport doesn't have any airbridges that can serve the A380?Jump to post
Not bad numbers for a British guy who only comes over on holiday! Visited properly 14 + DC California, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts +DC Travelled across on a train 3 Connecticut, Iowa, Nebraska Only ...Jump to post
2011, Alitalia MD82 Rome to Venice, MD80s have been really rare outside of the US for a long time. Interestingly my last ever DC9 flights (indeed my only ever DC9 flights) were only a year earlier in 2010 in Egypt, from Aswan to Abu Simbel and back on an Air Memphis DC9-31! That plane (48131 ex US A...Jump to post
Was on my first A350 flight a month ago (MH) and to be honest it didn't feel noticeable quieter to me (cattle class aisle seat). I still struggled to hear the movie dialogue at times (with the rubbish headphones provided). Maybe my expectations were too high or I'm spoilt by the A380! I've certainly...Jump to post
As an aside were previous Boeing narrowbody fuselages also transported by rail? The 707 is a bit taller, but the 727 and 757 fuselage shapes are very similar to the 737Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:I suppose another question might be, where would BA be now had British Caledonian not ordered the A320 ? 737-8Max ?
I'd be VERY surprised if LH ordered the MAX, but they will want to keep Airbus honest and try and get a bit of price competition
It's not like airlines ordering the 787, A350 and 777 as those 3 operate in slightly different sectors of the market, and hence have their own "sweet spots".
Interesting to note how popular the 788 is at LHR, given this aircraft was supposed to by-pass hubs and connect secondary markets. There's an irony to it being so well used at a heavily slot restricted hub. LHR is not a 'hub' in the same mould as DXB. It has significant O&D traffic. Yes and man...Jump to post
Been on many on scheduled flights, mainly the ATR72 including internal flights in Lao and Myanmar (though not curiously the ATR42) ATR72 8 flights (XK, QV, LH/EN, FY, YH) F50 (MH) S2000 (F7) EMB120 (DL/OO) However by far my most exciting turboprop ride was a sightseeing flight over the Namibian dese...Jump to post
Twenty 787s seems a strange number to me. Too many for one airline (OS?) but too few to be distributed across three (OS, LX and LH). I very much expect there to be further orders for the 787 for the Group. I think sanity has finally returned to airplane orders. Not much point in ordering 100 aircra...Jump to post
Could we stop this "conspiracy against Boeing" framing? Unless one is from the PR department, any visible action taken in this development has been according rules of safety, except for FAA not grounding. After all, Boeing will find the cause and, if needed, the fix, and within a few mont...Jump to post
PM wrote:All with RR.
https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... craft.aspx
Didn't see that coming.
The impression left is that Trump (or someone close to him) has taken this decision over the heads of the FAA
Either way, it's the only credible decision to take. Once Canada grounded them, there's no way that the US could have continued as the only country allowing the Max to fly.
BBC article on the Canadian ban, and yet another incorrect photo!
The LH group certainly have operated an incredible variety of aircraft, especially widebodies, it almost felt wrong that they hadn't ordered the 787 yet!Jump to post
I find it ironic that this is the same Malaysian PM who, when in power years ago, happily cut cheques to keep MH afloat to fly to (drum roll please...) JNB, CPT, BUE, YVR, LAX, MEX, ZAG... That is a fair point and EZE was a little bit of shuttle to the PM's Argentina ranch. However at the same time...Jump to post
Maybe SIA could buy MAS like the pre-1972 era? SIA is in need of narrowbodies anyways and MAS has loads of them. Even the widebodies are of the same types operated by SIA (A330, A350, A380). This way MAS don't loose their dignity. Having their national carrier bought by Singapore would be the ultim...Jump to post
Funny how people like Gingersnap have their own alternative facts. Populism is so infective. Flybmi’s statement is quite clear in its explanation of reasons for its downfall. The carbon trading scheme disruption due to Brexit is verifiable. The explanation of how its curgent and future contracts ar...Jump to post
522 000 pax on 29 000 flights as per their press release equals an average load of 18 pax which translates into an average load factor of 37,7 per cent. Could explain today's news to some extent. Your post here is almost word for word the comment I was going to add but you got there first. 18 pax o...Jump to post
A sad day for aviation, which is becoming a dull world really, with everything being a twin engined tube and smaller manufacturers being squeezed out. Somehow travelling in the A380 just felt more exciting than a "normal" plane. Living in London at least I'll be able to catch A380s for yea...Jump to post
The 737NG is the basis of several military variants like P-8 that are unlikely to to be switched to the 737Max. As long as the military programs are still in production, it will still be possible for Boeing to offer civilian 737NG's. No it won’t. It’s been stated several times on this thread. The l...Jump to post