This is similar to the Boom concept that recently rolled out a prototype (non airliner version) to test.
As much as we love four engined (and even three engined) aircraft, there is no chance this is going to happen. One just has to look at the historically low sales of four engined airplanes in recent years to recognize that a four engined A350 doesn't make a lot of sense for the airlines.Jump to post
My first flight on a 737 was from ATL to MKE on a Delta 737-200. I sat just aft of the wing and had a fantastic view of that beautifully tucked engine. Since then, I've flown all models with the exceptions of the rare 100 and 600. It's a great airplane and I still love flying on them. I remember bac...Jump to post
Great report! How would you compare the Saab 2000 to the Q400? I've flown Q400s several times, but have never been on a Saab 2000. Just wondering?Jump to post
I use to think the same as you that, "the A380 hasn't really caught the public eye in the way the 747 has, and even the 787 and A350 seem to be just one more aircraft," but having heard the recent discussions of friends who got to fly on 787s , I'm starting to change a little. The fact is, I have ne...Jump to post
Thats a great point NWAROOSTER. <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I guess even <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> has to respect that it was Pratt that powered the first 747 in to the ...Jump to post
This whole thing has gotten a bit silly and ridiculous. Its almost like a childish "name calling" contest... hardly worth my time to read these silly accusations.Jump to post
Yes... because all airline paint schemes are extremely accurate to the detail, like this purple Oryx... <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Qatar-Airways/Boeing-787-8-Dreamliner/2475294/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Qatar-A...Jump to post
Yes... and the globe on United's tail only has lines and shows no countries, the Speedbird on British Airways doesn't actually look like a bird, the stripes on Air France's tail are far too many to actually represent the French flag, the Shamrock on AerLingus is too big, the colors on Emirates tail ...Jump to post
Newsweek is not a credible news source and like much of the media, fails miserably in the aviation department. The 737 has incredible dispatch reliability and an excellent safety record. I have no time to waste on a topic like this. Enough said....Jump to post
I should also add the article shows a historic photo of the aircraft as well as one demonstrating the horrible condition that the museum had allowed this majestic plane deteriorate to.Jump to post
It looks like RA001, the first Boeing 747, is coming a long in her restoration. I've visited the Museum of Flight a few times and was horrified to see how poorly the museum had maintained the aircraft in the airpark. RA001 was looking dreadful. She is starting to look a lot better. I just hope that ...Jump to post
I simply remember the string of KAL accidents in the 90s that lead to scrutiny of their training practices, bad pilotage, etc.... I thought that the issues had been resolved until Asiana destroyed a perfectly good 777 on a wonderful weather summer day. Enough said....Jump to post
The media reporting of this crash is absolutely stupid. The sensationalism and jumping to conclusions is ridiculous. It seems that at some point they would get an aviation expert to discuss this rather than some twit who knows nothing more than how to apply makeup properly.....Jump to post
Love your comments aerokiwi (reply 3). <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I'm so tired of these silly marketing skeams. My most hated name right now is Airbus naming the winglets on their A320s, "Sharklets." Se...Jump to post
This would be a point worth mentioning if they offered a couple of treadmills per row. <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/sarcastic.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> However, a wider seat for obese passengers while the seat is narrower for non ...Jump to post
AA has 2-5-2 on its 777s. I, like many of the folks here, prefer that configuration and wish more airlines did it. No one wants to be that 3rd person stuck in a window with two strangers to climb over, or that middle person stuck between two strangers. As much as it is used, the 3 seat configuration...Jump to post
Hey Archer... I think your spelling is mostly correct but I believe its spelled "scairbus." <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I agree with everyone here, while I will make an exception amongst all those twins f...Jump to post
I agree with TomB. That is a nice gesture.
I'm really excited to see these birds enter service with the airlines. Up here in Seattle we get to see the 787 and the others pretty often. It really is a beautiful design and it will be a wonderful airplane to see at the world's airports.
I was surprised no one had posted this yet, but its official now.
Wow! Great report! I loved flying on American Eagle's Saabs. They were great little planes. Its was so much fun to sit next to those props during takeoff, to feel the vibration, the control inputs, etc.... It is a "real airplane" in every way and its sad to see these sweet little birds leave the Ame...Jump to post
Anyone notice this photo. It was posted in the database as an ANA 777. If this is truly a 777, it is the only one I have ever seen with an interior like this. The distinctive and spacious swooped ceilings are gone and the interior looks much more like that of an older 747. <br><center><font color="#...Jump to post
Here is the answer to the "tri-jet question:" B CAL operated DC-10s; <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> operated L1011s. When B CAL and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> became one entity, the Caledonian name was carried for a while but only as a charter airline. Interestingly...Jump to post
Oops. I totally didn't see how old that article was. I saw December 4th and didn't realize the 2006. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/embarrassed.gif" alt="embarrassed" border=0> I was unaware thought that JetBlue was doing anything to it. Thanks. That said I've been impressed wit...Jump to post
Didn't Eastern have some sort of bar in the forward cabin of their L1011s? I can't remember, but it seems like they did. Bars/lounges were definitely more common back then. Apart from <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, it surprises me that there is nothing like t...Jump to post
Interesting article concerning the future of TWAs historic <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> terminal. I thought you might appreciate this one: <a href="http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2006/12/what_would_you_.html" target=_b...Jump to post
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Ha! Next KLM will have seats that fold down in to the isles like the mini buses in 3rd world countries.... After all, its not about the passenger experience... its all about squeezing as many people in to a tight space as possible. They will also be herding people on to their 747s with the same elec...Jump to post
Just another reason why KLM is not at the top of my list for travel. You can only nickel and dime people so much before they take their business somewhere else. Especially on long haul. KLM already has horrible seat pitch, now they are going to charge more if you are not squished laterally? You have...Jump to post
Wow! Just glad it wasn't any worse. Sounds like it was a long ordeal for everyone.... I'm just wondering why no one had the sense to check the gate area and ensure it was cleared of ice before the aircraft arrived. After all, once the A320 had slid off the runway, one would think they had plenty of ...Jump to post
Is there anyone like me wondering why someone hasn't thought about upgrading/refining the 328 turboprop and putting it back in to the market? With high fuel prices and the resurgence of turboprops, seems this great and proven airframe could have a chance. After all, seems like SAS would like more of...Jump to post