Yes. Also says that the delivery schedule is also messed up because Delta will have at most 50 copilots for A220 after they are done restructuring the pilot numbers ( thanks to the seniority system, the A220 pilots were the last hired). They will have to train older pilots from other platforms insid...Jump to post
It's a 7500 NM flight ORY-RUN is more like 5,050 NM, but yes, that's quite a long way for a fully-loaded aircraft operating off a fairly short runway. That makes sense and I'm pretty ashamed that I didn't notice it. I know well that 1NM is a little over 2 km, put 10500km in an online converter and ...Jump to post
French airline Corsair operated the most densely configurated 747 ever - they squeezed in even slightly more seats than ANA and JAL on their domestic 747s. As Corsair operated the 747 on leisure routes to the French DOMTOM destinations (but, IIRC, during peak season occassionally even to Corsica), ...Jump to post
Why do courts shout down in the south with marginally icy conditions? Courts need jurors, and workers. Many of whom live on small backroads that barely get the gravel graded once a year. Too many people have died trying to get to work or other places in bad weather to waste more lives. I can pictur...Jump to post
mcg wrote:I randomly input ICE 1721 into flightaware and got a 13:14 return from PVG to KEF. That's a really long flight, I wonder how much payload was carried.
Any suggestions why numbers are still going up in the USA. For the most part, people are maintaining social distance, still not making a dent on infections. I wish some big brains at tech giants with enough computing power should have come up with models on contamination points. Few tinfoil theorie...Jump to post
Yes, but from what I understand here, the due heavy check will greatly reduce the cost of the repairs. This makes the whole thing viable.Jump to post
Only AAX and Cebu Pacific have been willing to put 3-3-3 into a 330. Lion Air have been configuring all its A330-300s and -900s with all-economy 3-3-3 seats. Some of the Philippine Airlines' A330 also have 3-3-3 seat configuration. Worth noting, Lion Air is the only airline that maximise the max ca...Jump to post
In a a way, this also means the Chinese carriers don't have high hopes for the COMAC products. It was the same story with Russian carriers - they didn’t have confidence in anything local offered. Until recent sanctions that was. Now they do. They bought up all MS-21 slots and want a 70 seater SSJ. ...Jump to post
In a a way, this also means the Chinese carriers don't have high hopes for the COMAC products.Jump to post
That's what I was implying as well.
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
It boggles me how everyone consider this LOI a deal while nothing's set in stone either way. For now it's just a cunning PR show, not much more than hot air. Isn't there anyone in the press industry to ponderate this? Ah well.
Yes, Boeing clearly did what it took to make it happen, but you have to admit IAG's LOI for 200 737s was the shocker of PAS and the most shocking thing was that IAG would go along with it at this point in time. Isn't a LOI not really constraining? Can't Boeing and IAG walk away from this whenever t...Jump to post
UU (Air Austral) dreamed of turning RUN in a Indian Ocean hub and had a RUN-SYD-NOU at the beginning of the decade, using a 777-200LR that was mostly empty. I remember them marketing the alternate route to Nouméa "down under" back in the days (CDG-RUN-SYD-NOU). As a aviation enthusiast, I ...Jump to post
Since yesterday's India's raid on a terrorist camp inside the Pakistani territory, the tensions are turning into a clash. - Pakistan claims to have downed two Indian fighters over it's territory: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest-stories I'm no expert, but the planes could be two MIG 21 (the papers ...Jump to post
I'm a little shocked at the number of people defending this behavior. Next time you walk into a filthy bathroom on a plane with pee on the floor, don't complain to the cabin crew - it was someone's basic human function. Maybe they couldn't aim properly. I would also remind everyone here that shes b...Jump to post
Can you develop the "Rafale Scam"? On this side of the planet, it's being said that the MMRCA contract was dropped because of Dassault not being able to find Indian partners (quality problems). And that India bought 30some Rafale off the shelf some time later. It would be interesting to ha...Jump to post
Absolutely right. Even 3800nm range brings LHR-PIT/DTW/BDL/YQB/YHZ into play; 4000nm offers LHR-CMH/MSP/IND/SDF and even YWG; and that LR may even bring LHR-Florida into play. A321NEO on LHR-FLL may even give DY some headaches...... Someone in another thread was asking about TATL service from JAX; ...Jump to post
- electricity that is 75% nuclear-fueled, at the time of Fukushima and wind turbines - empty TGV stations in the middle of nowhere (and DWC: are 10 min less to Brussels worth 1h more to Amiens ? Says who ?...) - La Défense (no comment needed - if you know, you know ...) Beautiful list indeed, but i...Jump to post
TGV Haute Picardie station aka "beet station" Le Creusot TGV Lorraine TGV I may forget a couple other... As I said before, I won't convince you. I was just telling my opinion on a forum about that crappy decision to build an airport without satisfying the needs of the 2 major cities that ...Jump to post
To add to the initial post, this project had led to a real fracture between supporters and detractors of the project. IMO, the project was facing several burdens. Here are some reasons on top of my head, with no particular order: - the current Nantes Airport has a lot of room for optimisation, and t...Jump to post
This is a project that was running for almost 50 years to create a new airport close to Nantes in France. It's just been abandoned in favour of renovation and modifications of the current Nantes Atlantique airport, and development of Rennes current airport. Link (in French so far): http://www.lemond...Jump to post
Although I appreciate pragmatism, create thinking and the 767 (segment of the market), I do wonder how serious we are about the enviroment when we want to launch planes with 90's engine tech to fly well into the 2040's? I thought people had woken up and smelled the coffee? Climate change is real an...Jump to post
I wonder why people think that? :sarcastic: Like nothing happens in US. Look at our cities, the crime, riots, social issues, etc. Like it or not, France scores high in its quality of life and is a modern and vibrant society that ranks up there with the best in many fields. Hardly the backwater peop...Jump to post
There's a scrapping facility in Tarbes (LDE) called Tarmac Aerosave, and I suppose there's something of te kind in Teruel too. No clue if they sell whole chunks of airliners though. Also from what I've seen, airliners without maintenance age very fast, and the ones I saw acting as "flowerpot&qu...Jump to post
Why don't the employees just go home and stay there? Air France and the behaviour of its employees are an embarrassment to France and an insult to working people generally. What's an embarrassment is the executives behaviour. The company isn't even really in the black and they grow their own bonuse...Jump to post
I didn't get to fly the Mercure, but my grandfather did. It was said to be damn fast for an airliner, and that the pilots took pride in making the fastest block to block times they could. My grandfather did report a time when he was bleeding from both ears after the flight. Never got to know if it w...Jump to post
YLWbased wrote:scbriml wrote:KarelXWB wrote:You can add Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Caraïbes and Lion Air to the list as well.
And Thomas Cook.
And French Blue