Why were DC-10 and Tristar ever invented as trijets in the first place? Couldn´t a small widebody quadjet like Il-86 (but with better engines!) have worked? To be some sort of an air bus, that is a large widebody airplane but still smaller than the 747. From the back of my brain I remember reading ...Jump to post
I'm sure there are other factors that meant that tail-mounted engine was bastardized. Yes, the lack of need of a tail engine. The latest version of the A330-300 is more or less as capable as the early DC-10-30s/-40s were with just two engines. And for the MD-11 it's the same with more recent twinje...Jump to post
But twins are a relatively new phenomenon I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion since widebody twinjets have been around since the mid-1970s starting with the A300, followed by the B767s, A310s from the early '80s, then the A330s & B777s during the '90s and now the A350s and B787s. But D...Jump to post
Will be interesting to see if this develops. How has Air Canada Rouge been doing to ZAG? Is there really enough demand from Canada for another flight to Croatia...would think this cannibalizes their ZAG loads, if they go this way... Don't know, but here are some numbers regarding Croatia's airports...Jump to post
Please allow me to jump in real quick with a selfish request: I'll be vacationing in Switzerland for the first time from October 1st to October 15th. What are some aviation-enthusiast must-sees in the country? I am planning to go to Axalp October 10th. Thank you for any advice and tips! Perhaps not...Jump to post
Does TS fly YUL-BSL? That's possibly the only TATL route that could make sense, even seasonally with 2-3x per week. It's close enough to ZRH for connections. Yes, once weekly with A310 and during summer only. Last departures for this year are set on 2/3 October. It's their way of serving Switzerland.Jump to post
YUL August Dom: 757 702 +2.6% TB: 417 819 +4.3% Int'l: 908 528 +9.3% TTL: 2 084 049 +5.8% YTD Dom: 4 792 827 +3.8% TB: 3 000 328 +8.2% Int'l: 5 479 239 +8.4% TTL: 13 272 394 +6.7% YUL is currently on pace for approx. 19.3 million in 2018. https://www.admtl.com/sites/default/files/2018/ADM_Statsdet_...Jump to post
A330 wrote:EuroAtlantic Airways is eyeing a new investor by the end of 2018.
I thought Canadian winter season is high peak season. A season when Canadian holiday carriers supplement their fleet with short term leases from Europe's down time. Not all the sun destinations require a widebody aircraft, especially now they are competing against WS 737s, Sunwings 737s, and Rouge ...Jump to post
Here's a CBC report regarding the effects of the three out of use aircraft on flights to England, Portugal and Spain:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.4825929
No, and as far as I know they only publish those once a year. For 2017, 599,146 passengers used the airport, which was already an 80% increase over 2016. Will it rise as high as 1 million in 2018?Jump to post
GLAT went into an engine change after Sep 14th's BOD-YUL flight so they were down an A310 frame all weekend, not to mention an A330 down in GIG for a C-Check as well as another doing a landing gear change in YUL. GPAT ended up getting stuck in VCE for another 7 hours after they landed due to a temp...Jump to post
does the dc10 have a good safety because some said to me it not safe to fly on Well, the DC-10 was a good and reliable aircraft, but it had several design flaws that became very apparent following crashes. TK981 was the first in 1974, then AA191 in 1979 and UA232. Many other DC-10 were destroyed in...Jump to post
We'll see how it adds up in the end for YHM. How their passenger figures will look at the end of the year.Jump to post
A friend on a flight to Toulouse was almost cancelled two days in a row after Air Transat has apparently problems with several (3?) of their Airbus 310. Here are TS' seven A310s and their respective flight lists over the last seven days. There doesn't seem to be that many huge delays or cancellatio...Jump to post
Wow. How times (and airplanes) have changed. I remember when people said that AF's GIG-CDG (4946 nm) on a 332 was pushing it too much. So true. The A333 has really become a longhaul beast. It used to be a domestic/regional aircraft and now you can fly with it nonstop halfway around the world. I sti...Jump to post
oceanbeat wrote:How they can post Q3 results when the Q hasn't end yet? Maybe they meant Q2?
The new pier has 10 new boarding bridges and can handle three widebodies simultaneously. “We are supporting wide-body operations to North America with American Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and Air Canada Rouge, while also having regular services from Emirates, Qatar Airways and Air China to the Mid...Jump to post
They reported a loss of $4 million, compared to a profit of $26.6 million last year largely because of fuel price surge and LCCs' carriers competition. Senior management also put a focus on ancillary revenue sources such as seat selection, travel insurance and buy-on-board products, with the goal of...Jump to post
At least according to this report: https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/airline ... eason.html
Then, from next spring, Norwegian will offer daily flights to Dublin.
Maybe! Never thought of that as they don't do many triangle routes to Europe, the only one I can think of is LIS and OPO.
Could it be worthy to test it as a triangle route?Jump to post
Good evening! Tonight marks the "end" of Runway 05/23! As of tomorrow 06:00AM LT, the new Runway designators will be 04/22. It will take 3 entire nights to change all the panels/signs. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm60WwDX4AAsOpo.jpg Patrick. Good to know. Has it always been 05/23?Jump to post
They are hoping to get flights from Toronto. Last year, there were a total of 136.519 Canadian visitors entering Croatia, representing an increase of 24.4% on 2016. Air Transat says it sees a mix of both leisure and diaspora traffic on its flights to Zagreb. "We have seen all categories of pass...Jump to post
After launching earlier this summer ADD-MXP-GVA service, ET announced plans to route the service ADD-FCO-GVA. However, they changed their mind and just announced it will be ADD-VIE-GVA. Wien will have six weekly flights, three continuing to BRU. Do they have rights to sell seats within Europe? https...Jump to post
Apparently the driver had travelled on highways in the wrong direction for several tens of kilometers before reaching the airport's terminal through the exit road, then entering into the terminal and exiting on the appron. The driver has been arrested and his reason for such behavior are so far unkn...Jump to post
Airventure737 wrote:I believe this is what you are wanting to see.
Have to wonder if they were in transition or if this was a new livery only partially released before moving on the 1980's standard version. I tend to think these were test liveries in order to see in full scale what it would look like. Here's C-GAGA t the end of 1982, three elements of the corporat...Jump to post
STT757 wrote:Yes, UA flew EWR-NRT from 1989 to 1997.
And even that was a bizarre incident due to overheating brakes as they taxied with high power to clear fog and improve visibility for take off. Much like the old "turboclaire" system in ORY. Indeed, and then overheated brakes provoked tyres explosion that damaged the hydraulic lines, flui...Jump to post
The daily service operated by Skywest will end on January 6th.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2019/
The aircraft was legal. The pilots were legal and well trained. They followed the checklist to the T, and did everything "right". Swissair was an extremely well respected airline that complied with and usually exceeded standards. I guess, besides of the end result of that tragedy, this is...Jump to post
The Hawaii Express - Why didn't it work out ? I think it lasted for less than a year ... From Deregulation Knockouts Round One: Hard on the heels of Pacific East Air, Michael Hartley's The Hawaii Express began Los Angeles-Honolulu flights for just $89,95 on August 20, 1982, using a 501-seat B747. A...Jump to post
I One serious problem with this loss was how the pilots tried to get to BOS instead of just getting to the airport in Halifax. After this pilots were trained or retrained to go to the nearest suitable airport, not just what they think is. I thought that myth had been laid to rest a long time ago. T...Jump to post
Tonight at 10:31pm Halifax, N.S. time (AT), 11:31pm at New York and 3:31am tomorrow at Geneva; it will be 20 years since Swissair's flight 111 from JFK to GVA, violently struck and disintagrated when it hit the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometers away from Nova Scotia's coast, killing all 229 people on...Jump to post
These are beasts. Often when I'm reading in bed I can hear one of their 777F's finishing it's climb over my house in Cambridge late at night. Typically it takes them 12-13 minutes from East Midlands Airport to above Cambridge to hit 39,000 feet. Usually on is way to Leipzig. I'm always amazed at ho...Jump to post
Apparently the airline plans to add a second 737 in November that should be based at YHU too, where a runway has been adapted to accomodate such large airplane. At Chrono, they say they have invested $12M to acquire and completely refurbish both 737s.Jump to post
Sénégal's FAA equivalent (ANACIM) has notified SS that starting February 1st, 2019, the route will be operated daily by upstart Air Sénégal. Corsair was operating part of the flights along with Sénégal Airlines since 2012 and all the frequencies since the latter went belly-up in 2014, with either A3...Jump to post
As a beginning. The company: https://www.chronoaviation.com/
The aircraft: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/P64rSZ0p