Because it was built mostly out of pride, ego, hubris, and shoddy planning. "Hey Boeing! We built the world's biggest plane!". You could say the same to a lesser extent for Concorde as well. Utter nonsense and the reason why I hardly visit this forum any longer :crazy: Your list seems to ...Jump to post
Understood, thank you very much.
Then my source was wrong stating that Airlink is a *A affiliate (Wiki says so, too).
Good morning. I was denied lounge access in JNB for an Airlink operated international flight. The lady at the transfer desk said I can access the SAA lounge, but I bounced once the lounge staff looked at my boarding pass :talktothehand: I hold Star Alliance Gold status (LX). Couldn't find a clear st...Jump to post
I drove the entire Karakorum Highway from Islamabad to Kashgar in May 2019, and the only flights I saw crossing were CA's 945 service PEK-ISB-KHI and an EK 388 heading to PEK. Very little traffic, but thats likely related to the closure of Pakistan's airspace. But yes, it is possible to cross on thi...Jump to post
*IF" a reunification happens, then I strongly assume the DPRK will join RoK's capitalistic system (although the DPRK intends a unification at eye level). The main challenge for DPRK's citizens will be dealing with a free society and capitalism in general. If your government takes care of everyt...Jump to post
At my home airport in ZRH for example Swissport used to operate some lounges, and I once heard that CHF 35 (=USD 35) are charged per visiting guest, irrespective which airline the guest is flying with (also LX passengers cost the same price).
Great report, thank you very much. Glad to find this one between all the boring EK/QR/etc. premium class reports. I was fortunate enough to fly twice on T5 domestically, firstly Dasoguz to Ashgabat (712) and Türkmenbashi to Ashgabat (738) during a 1 week tour across Türkmenistan. Weird stuff indeed ...Jump to post
The concourse has two floors, A-gates are Schengen gates and the same ones one floor higher are called Z-gates for non-Schengen flights. You will most likely arrive at Z11-25, it is then a very short walking distance to get to the A-Gates one floor below. Passport control and Security are within 100...Jump to post
When I was in Pyongyang in mid-2012, a Cubana Il-62M appeared out of nowhere and stood on the ramp the next morning :eyepopping: Would love to find out what route they picked to ferry the airplane HAV-FNJ. Guess it must have been across the Atlantic and then via Russia. Unfortunately at that time th...Jump to post
88 in total, plus 3 non-recognized territories: Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burma Canada Chile China (incl. HKG and Macau) Colombia Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Re...Jump to post
Colombia's DC-3s must be the oldest ones flying schedules, operating out of Villavicencio (VVC).
Built around WW2, so 75-80 years old.
Let me try to reactivate my memory: Raked wingtips increase the aspect ratio of a wing, and the higher the aspect ratio, the lower the drag (see gliders have aspect ratios of 50+, whereas commercial jets are around 10-20). The most efficient wing has a huge wingspan and very short chord, or the zero...Jump to post
Phosphorus wrote:Your list is very impressive, but it includes An-148 and An-158 (not a small feat in itself), and these are jets.
24 variants / 29 flights in total for me (admit not all of the below qualify as individual 'types'): Type Nbr of Flights AS-350B3 1 AW109S Grand 1 AW139 1 Bell 205A 1 Bell 205A (UH-1H) Huey 1 Bell 206B Jet Ranger 1 Bell 206L Long Ranger 1 Bell 212 1 Bell 222UT 1 Bell 407 1 Enstrom 480B 1 Mil Mi-26T ...Jump to post
Here's my prop list (know not all qualify as 'types', but I also write down the sub-variants in my log): Type Nbr of Flights Aero Commander 500 1 An-12BK 3 An-12BP 2 An-140 2 An-148-100B 1 An-148-100E 4 An-158 2 An-24B 1 An-24RV 4 An-26B 2 An-26B-100 1 An-28 1 An-2T 1 An-2TP 1 An-30M 1 An-3T 1 ATR-4...Jump to post
Is this one in NBO still around? You can see it 0:38 in the background.
Also, not sure if the subject L-1011 N162AT is still somewhere in storage in the Middle East?
The 727's career is not over yet - 5Y-JIB is apparently still active in pax service and have been operating flights for Air Djibouti. Are you sure? I thought it is still in Nairobi for maintenance, and should then operate for the Government of Djibouti. Is there any evidence it has been flying for ...Jump to post
Are you sure and are you serious? I checked again the PIA webpage, yes the flight from MXP to ISB stops in CDG to pick up more passengers. So, it seems NOT POSSIBLE to leave a/c in CDG and continues straight to ISB. There you have to change onto PK719 back to CDG the next day... There is one proble...Jump to post
Yeap, according to PIA's webpage the routing is MXP- ISLAMABAD -CDG, so you have a layover of 7hrs +, total travel time 18:10hrs. :crazy: Looking fwd to your TR! :bigthumbsup: Weird stuff, you are right. I didn't notice the travel time. In reality I hope it will fly MXP-CDG-ISB as it is quoted on m...Jump to post
The An-148 with its Progress D-436 engine is surely in the top-5:
Talking of components, in the A320 it would be the IDG currently listed at USD 506'440 (however there are usually certain discounts vs. the list price). Next in line is the GPWC (USD 327k) and ADIRU (USD 300k). Only the APU and main landing gears list as higher, however they'd be excluded as per the...Jump to post
Who's in? Me. I was actually just looking at Trans Air Hawaii's sole pax 360 N351TA which appears to have been active around the islands the past few weeks. No idea who it is operating for. Was thinking to investigate the possibility of a charter there. Pineapple Air also has a SH-360-300 available...Jump to post
OlafW wrote:So around 225€ with a full load? That might be worth it next time I'm in Israel...
Ayit is mainly a flight school and they do skydiving. That's what most of their fleet is doing. And the SH-360 is flying military charters, you can see it on Flightradar every now and then. We can charter the SH-360 (info from a friend who is on-site this week), it costs EUR 4'500 for a roundtrip to...Jump to post
Quite entertaining read in here. While I personally enjoy travelling to Russia and have various Russian friends, I do question the political path it is going. Looking back into the recent years, I wonder where there was any positive or progressive contributions to the world. It comes to mind: - Russ...Jump to post
Didn't know russianplanes.net is back online, great to know. It was shut down a year ago or so.
Russia wouldn't be a candidate for old jet aircraft, there is a 40y age ban on commercial jet pax aircraft. Props are excluded, so still a couple of older Antonovs around.
however it is a bit odd that such a new engine design emits such a loud noise in certain instances Don't overlook the possibility that it could be something else than the engines. The design of the aircraft itself might cause it to act like a whistle, after all the air around the aircraft is bend i...Jump to post
It's not ability to learn, it's ability to innovate that's the problem. In order to innovate you need free thinkers and an education system and society that encourages people to break the mold to defy rules. Tha tis completely foreign in China and until that changes, China will not be able to do an...Jump to post
You do realize how many of those ARJ-21s are required to support the flight? Western aircraft are benchmarked on many fronts as failing any one costs an airline money. You do realize it was somehow certified without a production certification (that is just weird)? You do realize I was talking about...Jump to post
All fair points, indeed. Since I'm not a pilot, but rather am just a flying aficionado, I was approaching the issue more from the perspective of a passenger. As a passenger, when selecting a flight, if faced with an option of a Boeing/Airbus versus a 'Made in China' airplane, I would actively avoid...Jump to post
I am one of the locally affected, I live only about 1km from the threshold of Rwy 28 which handles 90% of ZRH's departures. The C-Series is clearly the quietest plane around ZRH and a joy to (not) hear, except the described 'howl' when the engines spool up, during taxi and takeoff. Depending on wind...Jump to post
Agree that the article is a bit overly pessimistic. Fact is aviation has never been so safe as it is today. We see less accidents/incidents in a much larger fleet of aircraft. What the article doesn't say that even with all the FAA certified staff in the US, mistakes happened. I recall countless of ...Jump to post
What a terrible piece of journalism, must have been researched from a total amateur without any aviation knowledge. Chances to end up on one of the mentioned airframes are very slim, either due to the aircraft being Cargo, owned by charter companies, having crashed or simply not flying any pax. Desp...Jump to post
I find such business class product ok on the intra-Europe routes, but whenever flights go outside Europe I'd also want a proper C seat. LH now sends their A321s as far as Ashgabat / Baku, Cairo, Tel Aviv, not to mention the A319 to Pune. Must be painful on a red eye flight and wouldn't be my choice....Jump to post
We buy very few American cars because they are mediocre. But we do buy iPhones, use American web-services, the freakin cheese grater i bought a couple of days ago says "Made in the USA" on it. How would you possibly arrive at the conclusion that Germany refuses to buy American? And please...Jump to post
does anyone have further details on this? I'd be interested to read. I have a CAPA account, and the news article is just this without any specific details: Hainan Airlines reiterated (12-Sep-2018) the carrier and its subsidiary airlines will launch a combined 42 international services from Hainan w...Jump to post
QueenoftheSkies wrote:Assuming every seat on that plane is filled consistently.......unlikely.
Mine are as follows:
747 SP 3 (IR)
747-100B(SR/SUD) 3 (OX)
747-200B 9 (LH, UN)
747-200B(M) 2 (LH)
747-300 2 (QF, UN)
747-300(SCD) 2 (W5)
747-400 37 (BA, FJ, QF, NZ, TG, LH, OZ, KE)
747-400(D) 5 (NH)
747-400(ER) 1 (QF)
747-400(M) 3 (CA, OZ, BR)
747-800 1 (LH)
Grand Total 68
While I share the views of most people in here, I wouldn't underestimate the ability of the Chinese to learn. Nevertheless I want to share a video I have made from an ARJ-21 flight last year on the first aircraft which was delivered: https://youtu.be/0jnnE79RGt4 Hope you can get a glimpse of what it...Jump to post
On Soviet era aircraft is behind the pilots positioned a flight engineer (or flight mechanic) whose task is to deal with throttles, flaps and landing gear in all phases of flight. Pilot flying gives commands to flight engineer what to do. Pilot's only task during flight is to steer the aircraft... ...Jump to post
Just read in my newsletter that Jet Airways claims to have the highest in industry B737 utilization of 13.98 FHs per day, which equates to just over 5'000 FHs p.a.. Thats usually a widebody figure, impressive indeed. European legacy narrowbodies usually don't get near 3'000 FHs p.a. and I doubt Ryan...Jump to post
Using simple logic, wouldn't the loss of lift correlate to the amount of span covered by the spoilers? Ergo, if the spoilers are 20% of the length of a straight wing, they will result in something like 20% loss of lift? Tapered wings would be a bit different obviously, but same basic principle, the...Jump to post
I'm booked on BA1 in mid-November, hope it'll last until then. This is my second attempt already, the first try was in March this year but the flight got cancelled 12h ahead due to the snow chaos in London. Ended up on a 6am Norwegian (Wamos Air A332) service from LGW to still get to the US, what a ...Jump to post
Haha alright, fine, I’ll withdraw my near-disaster comment under protest. You are right about their rather robust gear. It wasn’t pretty, though. The first half had the makings of an accident, but I do actually think he did a good job of saving it. Like I said, I don’t think I’d have done any bette...Jump to post
Absolutely! Minute 1:20 in the video is what gave me that impression. Bounce, porpoise, and a nose-down attitude with the ground lift system deploying. Check out the video of the Challenger crash in Aspen, CO. Are ground lift devices the spoilers? I only see them deploying *after* the bounce. Also,...Jump to post