This pose concerns regarding the delivery slots. As much as i would love a huge A220 order (Big fan of this bird), the deliveries would happen in a lot of time, even more if the ramp up is delayed for some reasons. I would add that the article is cautious, and mentions a potential A223-A320neo 50/50...Jump to post
tjwgrr wrote:If you can still edit, remove the "the" from in front of Concorde before Concorde purists flame you... It's Concorde, not the Concorde
To counterbalance the discussion, the last KE crash occured 20 years ago, i'm sure the comments about safety issues are based on something but KE management seems to do something correctly. I was not in the aviation world before 1999 so i don't have the same opinion about them. But nonetheless, this...Jump to post
Looks like a Great Old Ones artefact, i wouldn't touch that thing.
Congrats to the BEA and everyone involved, the technical report of the previous researches is really interesting:
It's easier to bribe the Skytrax guys with first class ticket than with business ones.Jump to post
So the uncertainties are:
- Fuel cost evolution (green taxes)
- Noise impact (they are waiting for the X-59 study results, by 2022 at least)
- New engine (that no manufacturer wants to design and produce)
Reinforced MLG with single stage shock absorber, new wheels tires and brakes and a reinforced NLG (new forging manufacturing process) and a new actuator for retraction. From what i heard from a well-informed source. New tires? So does this give pavement loading some relief or is it just to withstan...Jump to post
Lewton wrote:Have they clarified what the "modified landing gear" is?
filipinoavgeek wrote:Not its first Airbus, it used to operate A300s for several years after its merger with JAS. Thread title should probably be edited to remove the parentheses.
It wasn't launched and had no industrial implications. The frame displayed was fitted with winglets mock up.
It was supposed to be launched if 2 customers ordered it. The only potential prospect was British Airways but they didn't take it.
LAX772LR wrote:LaunchDetected wrote:And i find this dumb in all cases.
No one cares.
And I don't mean that in a personally dismissive manner: in this case I'm speaking more in the context of corporate marketing.
Highlights of those such situations have an audience, seems you're apparently not it.
We've seen similar for all-female, all-veteran, all-African American, etc operations at several airlines over the years; why would this one be different. And i find this dumb in all cases. I have no doubt that those marketing event are making most of the gay people happy and it's already a good rea...Jump to post
In a perfect world, the crew would be a mix of LGBT and non-LGBT people, and no one would care about it because it doesn't matter.
The "LGBT-only" nature of the crew doesn't show a good inclusivity. But hey, it's part of the marketing strategy.
Qatar wants to be launch customer for the 797. I guess Boeing doesn't want Diva-Airlines Qatar to become the launch customer. Would be like asking a horror clown to organize a children's bithday party... But seriously, there are other airlines with a long history of working together with Boeing suc...Jump to post
There is "deal of the century" every year. And the same deal is announced 3 times: 1 - When the MoU is signed 2 - By the president during diplomatic visit 3 - When the real order is finally signed And when it's a chinese airline you can even add another one annoucement by dissociating &quo...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
https://theaircurrent.com/industry-stra ... j-program/
Can't wait to see MoU announced as "orders" as it's now the norm to announce the same deal 3 times.Jump to post
Good PR stuff, some mainstream medias will publish non-technical articles about it and voilà. KLM advertising, TU Delft will gain some student. I'm not qualified enough to talk about the aerodynamics, but i think that the design will be a challenge in term of cabin pressurization. That's one of the ...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:petertenthije wrote:Waterbomber2 wrote:It is going to be repainted at Maastricht for the PAS.What is the purpose of this visit? A mini European tour ahead of PAS?
Just because or is it getting a new livery? Perhaps of a new customer?
IndiGo was supposed to prepare a large Airbus order
Not the perfect thread but still impressive picture of the formation flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=t38eaM8_MW0 Unfortunately the formation flight above Toulouse was cancelled due to bad weather. We waited 1h30 and the sole aircraft we saw was a Ryanair 737! (and the P...Jump to post
MrBren wrote:I have recently flown from Paris to Bangalore on an AF 777. This was so noisy. I hope AF will order more A350s to get rid of these 777.
- 777X progress, first flight That would be great! - A380, will it be in the flight program, static Show That's a very good and interesting question. Not from the point of view of an aviation enthusiast or plane spotter, but from the point of view of a hobby psychologist Signed, N14AZ, hobby psycho...Jump to post
The A350 lover that i am is a little bit sad but 78J is the most coherent choice.
The biggest information is on the engine-side
If we follow the sad current trend of market consolidation, i don’t think that SAS will still be in service by 2030.
But an interesting project, i’m waiting for the first flight of the Airbus E-Fan X next year.
What were the ACJ deliveries last year? Last 5 years? Heck, I cannot recall shipments in double digits. The A319 ACJ won't pay for the costs to flight test the A319NEO, much less engineering. A319neo could also be used as the Airbus D&S Maritime Patrol Aircraft project platform (even if it’s an...Jump to post
Brand integration is a logical decision.
But seriously, Eurowings brand is so bland and boring. Brussels Airlines at least tried to produce a belgian-themed airline.
Some of us are even doubting that Airbus can ramp-up the A220 production and now the MRJ is well positioned, with 0 aircraft in service and multiples delays? I cannot talk about scope clauses, but on the industrial side there is a lot of work to do. We can also have concerns regarding the customer s...Jump to post
Originally the decision is to be made between A320/NEO or MAX 8/MAX 9, but the recent crashes of the MAX has led to the NEO winning. Sorry, I do not believe this. A professional organization will not be led by feelings of temporary problems with the MAX8/9. It could perhaps more likely to be a cove...Jump to post
mfranjic posted a lot of good insight in the Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411835&start=550 … In the recent issue of the type-certificate data sheet (TCDS) of the http://imgup.nl/images/2016/11/23/ABlogoSL.png . A350 aircraft: h...Jump to post
Besides, the semi-commonality with A330 and A350 would definitely helps a lot. Bigger question: will they use the same exit layout as their other Airbuses or use the cabinflex? Airbus Cabin-Flex is an option for now but will be the new standard door configuration for all A321neo from 2020. Given th...Jump to post
A220 is a lot more Canadian before being an Airbus a/c !! I understand what you are trying to express but for the people working in the Mirabel Plant and for the other Airbus employees, the A220 is a part of the family and is considered as such in the official communication. And you can be Canadian...Jump to post
Second, while the link says new A319, are these factory new or new to Volotea? With how badly the article is written, I suspect it is inherently trying to imply the first, but is instead the later. That's the most official source i can find, Volotea is too small to bring attention from the newspape...Jump to post
Are they still going to phase out the 717’s? Are there any viable rumors as to who will be taking the 717s? In this french article from Feb. 2018, Carlos Munoz, cofounder of Volotea said that the fleet will be A319-only in 3 years, so in 2021. https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-tra...Jump to post
https://www.volotea.com/en/press-room/news/news/volotea-increases-its-fleet-with-six-additional-airbus-a319-to-reach-36-aircraft-this-summer/ " Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, continues its growth with the expansion of its fleet up to 36 aircraft in summer 2019. The...Jump to post
They don't have to be worried, a lot of pax are offended by airlines everyday, whatever their religious belief.
But hey, they are jews so the FA is clearly antisemitic.
Well that's a poor job. The idea behind the colors I can understand: blue for the sky, turquoise for the sea and sand color representing the beach. But why the grey for the upper part of the tailfin and winglets? The execution could have far more elegant. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/05/06/...Jump to post
I think that the livery doesn't do justice to the whole rebrand work. The website (https://caboverdeairlines.com/) shows a real new brand identity that i find really refreshing and suitable for an island like Cape Verde. But this livery is just meh, the tail looks like it have been cannibalized from...Jump to post
flipdewaf wrote:if logic isn’t what is driving decision in these circumstances, don’t try to logic them out.
I don’t think locking the bin would really work, people would still try to open them and likely spend longer trying to open a locked bin than just getting a bag from an unlocked one. Remember people don’t act logically in a panic. Good point, but at least there will be no baggages in the alley. We ...Jump to post