In the meantime the US is asking its European allies to come to the Western Pacific to do "freedom of navigation" stuff. The best bit of this is how the US complains that the Woody Island reclamation etc violates the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea whilst the US hasn't eve...Jump to post
The image in question: 6554707 The view today (albeit with a bit less zoom): https://i.postimg.cc/x8gnS8t1/ZK-NCG-2017-01-30-Sydney-Spotting-237.jpg The tallish building on the far right appears to be the current Airservices Australia building down by the spotting beach at Kyeemagh.Jump to post
Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well. This. If your farm depended on vast quantities of water being drawn from Acquife...Jump to post
Why the 777-200LR and not the -200ER? The LR has very limited feedstock. I'm fairly sure that the only LRs available are the ten ex-DL ones, with the ex-AI/EY ones being scrapped a while back. Loads of -200ER is feedstock available.Jump to post
Skycana Dominicana is adding an A330 C24 Y275 conf to fly JFK-STI/SDQ starting Dec. Any thoughts from where it wil come from C24 Y275 sounds like Air Europa's A330-200 configuration. So likely candidates are: MSN745 ex EC-JQG MSN749 ex EC-JQQ MSN814 ex EC-JZL All in storage at CQM or TEV. All are A...Jump to post
250,000 more vaccine doses from Spain announced today. Presumably getting here on EK448 tomorrow (implicitly left Spain on EK142 A6-EPB).
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/451 ... cine-doses
The position Boeing is in today was arrived at thanks to huge Wall Street pressure to gut engineering departments/personnel, outsource as much as possible inorder to maximize quarterly profits. You could change the whole board and senior management structure, but it's still going to be subjected to ...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:Has this ever happened before?
A very public spat between the manufacturer and airline over negotiations on a price of an aircraft?
For those of you who remember a previous Airbus spat (I think they did forward list prices!):Article ii n French: https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/20130116trib000742941/ryanair-airbus-n-a-pas-de-besoin-de-nos-commandes-ils-n-ont-pas-assez-faim.html My Frenc...Jump to post
It's disappointing that Spain will now take converted -200s rather than new builds. To be honest, it's probably a better use of public funds. MRTTs will be used much more "lightly" in terms of hours and cycles than a commercial aircraft so buying a used one shouldn't be a problem. A Qanta...Jump to post
Mentioned at the start of the COVID briefing today that negotiations to secure further Pfizer vaccine supplies from third parties are in advanced stages and that it is expected that there will be something to announce in the coming days. There's a photo of Air NZ A320-271N ZK-NHF (msn 10589) (F-WWTM...Jump to post
The people of Iran have a right to safe air transportation. I hope that the situation improves and relations thaw so that A330neos (+ the rest of the Airbus order) can be delivered in the coming years. Regarding A330ceos, how many MRTTs are yet to be delivered? Surely it wouldn't be too complicated ...Jump to post
I think that Lewis is learning just how good Max really is. No mistakes all weekend long. That was a complete and utter farce. Frankly a disgrace that points were awarded for following the SC for two laps. It’s an insult to any driver that actually raced and won F1 points. How can two laps behind th...Jump to post
One of the Lufthansa aircraft that diverted there was the nearly new Airbus A340-300 D-AIFC. Lufthansa later named it "Gander/Halifax" in honor of the kind hospitality provided to the passengers and crew by the locals.
D-AIFC is still flying for Lufthansa today.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Decisions all along were made based on the characteristics of Covid 19 and the prevailing covid situation here at the time. No one could have anticipated that the infectiousness of the virus itself would change so dramatically so quickly. Sure we should have ordered ...Jump to post
At the moment, only Berejiklian and Morrison seem to be saying that Covid zero cannot then be considered a realistic goal. The remaining AU state premiers and the NZ government haven't yet admitted the obvious. And they're only doing that to try and deflect from their fairly massive leadership fail...Jump to post
It was a MEL-AKL flight, didn't check the flight number. The cargo flights have a 1xxx flight number. There have been North America, Asia, or Trans Tasman cargo flights just about every day over the past 18 months. Presently an AKL-MEL NZ1127, BNE-LAX NZ1198, LAX-AKL NZ1001, TPE-AKL NZ1078 in the a...Jump to post
There's all sorts of wrong with this, we're first in line we were told. While I didn't expect us to be and nor should we - but I do ask why are we in this position now? Astrazenica delivering nothing (possibly a good thing in hindsight?) and Pfizer delivering slowly due to NZL having the pandemic u...Jump to post
It's very clear international border movements will depend on being vaccinated. Jet Park may potentially be used for several more years for those unvaccinated citizens returning, those from very high risk countries, or those who test positive on arrival etc. My point being, Kiwis by in large are aw...Jump to post
I hope it's true! For a program that's supposedly dead, the A330neo seems to have a remarkable ability to keep attracting new orders and confounding the critics! Nevertheless I'm skeptical of any rumours for new long haul aircraft at the moment. Lots of relatively young and highly capable A330ceos o...Jump to post
I've spent lots of time reading the bible and I don't remember any bit of it where Jesus said not to take vaccines.Jump to post
The same folks who said “you lost, get over it” are making bombs and threatening to murder potentially hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people with them because their guy lost and they can’t get over it. Meanwhile GOP Rep. Mo Brooks appears to be sympathetic to this would be bomber. https://www.msn.co...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Lofoten and Nordstjernen are both on the Norwegian historic register, they will probably end up as excursion ships like MS Sandnes which makes excursion from Stavanger.
Agree with your observations in the earlier post - I think sexual battery warrants an immediate diversion to get law enforcement involved. Asking the affected employees to continue on is unconscionable. It's possible DOT could administer a no-fly list for airborne miscreants - that would negate the...Jump to post
The Source websites needed updates every single day. That means burning a lot of somebody's time on a daily basis I suspect this was the issue. Must take an absolutely enormous amount of time when you add it up. And with the Qantas Source and the NZ Source they had both been updated multiple times ...Jump to post
Fantastic to hear the confirmation of the A340-600s' return. Not surprised at all that they plan to keep the A340-300 until 2025 - it's a dependable workhorse. Looking forward to seeing where the -600s are scheduled to. Very good news indeed. I will try to book a flight on one of them. Hopefully to...Jump to post
To Akbar's credit (and I can't believe I'm saying this) he was harping on about an unspecified Airbus issue a month or two ago and most of us here - myself included - laughed at him and suggested that it was a situation of toys being thrown from pram. Back then he didn't specify what the issue was, ...Jump to post
The way that a "slam dunk" case like that of the negligence of Boeing in the development of MCAS and the fraudulent effort to dupe the regulators into certifying it can just be made to go away with a fine, shows how morally corrupt the system is (includingthe DOJ). The article makes a good...Jump to post
I am literally the smugest person on the planet right now. Esteban more than deserved that win - had Seb in his DRS Zone for the whole race and didn't make a single mistake. Lots of people are overdue a hearty serving of humble pie about now. Esteban has for a long time been overhated. You didn't s...Jump to post
I am literally the smugest person on the planet right now. Esteban more than deserved that win - had Seb in his DRS Zone for the whole race and didn't make a single mistake.
Lots of people are overdue a hearty serving of humble pie about now. Esteban has for a long time been overhated.
Well let's be honest it was bound to happen as soon as Western forces leave. Could spend another ten or twenty years there and you'd have the same result as soon as troops are withdrawn. But with more lives and money wasted in the meantime. There's no good solutions as far as Afghanistan is concerne...Jump to post
Great to hear that Lufthansa is getting rid of CRJs Kind of surprised it took them this long. They are awful planes .. especially to be associated with an airline of LH's caliber. Indeed. Good airlines shouldn't be using such aircraft. At least SAS's CRJs are the NG version. Lufthansa CityLine was ...Jump to post
Amazing - yet another order for a plane that this website keeps telling me is dead! Last time I checked the A330neo production thread it turned out that Air Belgium was getting a few. Maybe time for people to acknowledge that it is actually a good plane that can win RFPs on merit? It seems like a na...Jump to post
My question was tongue in cheek I gathered that, my point still stands there isn’t a cruise vessel afloat today that deserves being kept as a museum or hotel once it economic life is over. Disagree - MS Lofoten deserves to be hauled out at Stokmarknes and plunked next to MS Finnmarken. The key bein...Jump to post
Very strong results indeed, especially the circumstances - though nothing this website can't talk down. ;) Will be interesting to see the A32x ramp up in the next few years. Seems that they've managed production numbers of that very carefully through the pandemic. Good to see the A350F approved. Hop...Jump to post
Surely even racist sociopaths who don't care about the actual Afghans can see that neglecting the local allies and essentially leaving them to be beheaded (probably pubically) is a fairly enormous tactical error for whenever it is that the next war comes around?Jump to post
Good to see a government sticking up for travelers. Hope JB can get back to their normal high standards soon and that a little government encouragement helps.Jump to post
You gain experience and flight hours fast. FR even has a history of fast progress to the left seat. It's not all bad. After a few years pilots can move on to legacy airlines if they want and they do it. Try to start as a pilot with any legacy airline as a newbie for comparison. Who care is they “ga...Jump to post