It’s one of those events that theoretically could have landed... but with a great deal of hindsight. Knowing exactly what is happening at the time (and without the issues mentioned above?), increases the chances considerably.
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Interesting, they can probably make it work but I have to wonder how limited their weapons load will be using a ski jump I don’t think it comes close to what is possible with a catapult launch Agree, though I understand the Indians are really not happy with the performance of the Russian jets, so I...Jump to post
I've seen recently that India is widening its search for new carrier based aircraft. WHat is perhaps more interesting is that they are also including the Rafale and Hornet in this mix, interesting as India operates STOBAR carriers (Short Take Off But Arrested Landing) with a ski jump instead of a ca...Jump to post
Personally I think the Daily Mail article was a little tongue in cheek! Someone posted an image on twitter claiming to show what it 'will' look like, personally this just looks like a rip off from the French presidential aircraft. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaysvfCXYAAXIci?format=jpg&name=smallJump to post
This is the old transport command scheme, they could get away with a more colourful tail though.
The old vc10 transport command scheme (grey bottom, white top with blue lightning stripe down the middle) was pretty good (a nod to history and vaguely similar to the current scheme) combine that with a more colourful tail, might be fitting, though it’s in danger of just looking like British airway...Jump to post
The old vc10 transport command scheme (grey bottom, shite top with blue lightning stripe down the middle) was pretty good (a nod to history and vaguely similar to the current scheme) combine that with a more colourful tail, might be fitting, though it’s in danger of just looking like British airways...Jump to post
Yes, apparently the deal between Air France and the Government has (as I understand it), banned the airlines competing with High Speed rail where there is a high speed rail route under 2.5hrs (ie Paris: Rennes, Nantes, Bordeaux and Lyon), although this would still allow transfer traffic (not sure ho...Jump to post
Seems that RR got going with this project back in 2017, hence they are quite advance in their product offering having already submitted a lot of detail. They are currently stating a 34% improvement in fuel burn. They stated back in 2017 the existing engine would cost an additional $10b over the life...Jump to post
There was a video online where sales guys from the 3 different manufacturers gave some spiel about each of their offering. If it was solely based on those guys, RR would win it (the P&W just kept saying it was a great time to upgrade lol). Offering a fairly technical talk through. RR had a model...Jump to post
If Lufthansa can get a loan from someone else without equity (or endeed the exceptionally low interest rates, then they should try!)Jump to post
DL are not the only ones, BA and others are following suit, even on intercon, meals are only pre-packaged ones.Jump to post
Parents tried to catch the EZY flight FAO-LGW today, flight was delayed approx 12hrs while they worked out how to meet the current social distancing rules as the flight was full, needless to say, they are no longer on that flight.Jump to post
Looks like it’s been grounded since Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk A 12 inch crack in the crown is not something that can be fixed with a bit of speedtape. This frame will be out of service for some time. Agree, should have made it in reply to the ‘nothing serious’ comment! Sent from my iPhone ...Jump to post
Uk advised ‘all but essential travel’ to many parts of Spain, maybe this is the cause?
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Are these all coming out now as it is a year since the grounding, so presumably a 1 year clause in the contract somewhere about grounding allowing them to cancel?Jump to post
Interesting, especially as Bedek made their own version which sold to the Colombian and Brazilian air force.
The military aid from the US specifies that 3/4 needs to be spent on US made products, which might explain the KC46 purchase vs the Bedek product.
There are a couple of pieces to consider here, many of which have been mentioned. Big expansion plans?? Then yes not having to push plans on routes that have a narrow business case will be an advantage. Standard routes?! At what point do they become a loss?! If you plane has lower costs then you hav...Jump to post
P1aneMad wrote:The Polish subsidiary Ryanair Sun is going to be rebranded as Buzz.
Leeham news and Analysis working out that Boeing won't be able to deliver their current backlog until 2026 (I've not read behind the paywall, but that's my understanding of the article), meaning unless they lose or delay orders significantly in the interim, then they will struggle to offer any news ...Jump to post
What’s interesting to this and other ‘Boeing’s to lose’ orders (thinking for example Alaska here) is Airbus’s response. Airbus here is in a win-win situation, they can put in a stupidly low offer. If they win over one of these key Boeing customers it’s another nail in the Max coffin, if they lose th...Jump to post
I do wonder what price would make B.A go for them. Willie Walsh said earlier in 2019 he could see a need for 18 in the fleet (currently they have 12), but also seen mentioned in articles up to 10 extra (over the current 12). Best options would probably be LH or SQ who maintain them in top condition,...Jump to post
I suspect now that BA has ceased flights to/from Shanghai and Beijing, Virgin will likely suspend Shanghai at some point today. Virgin currently seem to just be offering customers to rebook their flights with them, whilst allowing their own staff to travel there. https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/...Jump to post
BA has just announced it is halting the booking of direct flights to PEK and PVG... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1234806/coronavirus-british-airways-latest-flight-news-flight-tracker-coronavirus-beijing-wuhan-Ch/amp Saw that this morning, no surprises after the governmen...Jump to post
How is the Max delivery schedule looking now?! My understanding is they will prioritise the completed airframes first, that could be 6-9months if deliveries. Then they have to re-start production and then ramp that up... So how long after RTS will ‘new build’ planes start getting delivered. What’s t...Jump to post
Will new P8 and wedgetails (AEW) continue to be manufactured at a later date ( ie inserted into the line)? Or will all production end (apologies if it's been covered before)
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One of the issues that were raised from the Max debacle was that fuel pipes running down the fuselage were unprotected from an uncontained engine failure (IIRC) in certain areas, was present in older models too. I don’t believe it’s happened before....., but never say never, would be complete nightm...Jump to post
Interesting that they grounded the comet1 and never lifted the order! The comet takes the record then. I'm anxious to the see the Max back in the skies. Some Comet 1's were adapted to the Comet 1X and 1XB standard that were allowed to continue flying.... Back on track and Southwest pilots are looki...Jump to post
seems BA could have a choice, sure Malaysian are going to be desperate to get rid of their A380s (RR powered I believe). Think BAs major issue is when the D checks start turning up around 2024(?), they could be looking at around 4 of the fleet being offline at the same time, a major headache with a ...Jump to post
This talk of just the FAA certifying the MAX whilst the rest of the world turns their nose up at it. As mentioned not only are passengers going to be asking question, some airlines will be skeptical, what about insurance companies? It's one thing to fly whilst waiting for (say chinese) certification...Jump to post
:checkmark: Panorama is generally well respected. One part of the piece that really impressed me was that all the 737 cockpit scenes were actually 737 MAX. No idea how they managed to get hold of a simulator. Must be a struggle to get hold of one that's not busy generating revenue! :D Was it possib...Jump to post
I don't watch network news. I prefer just the facts. Only official statements from the FAA, DOT, and NTSB. I don't need a news agency to tell me what to think or believe. Ok then, so what is your take based on the reports you've read from the FAA, DOT, and NTSB regarding the matter? FYI, not to bur...Jump to post
Just when I thought there may be light at the end of the tunnel.. an issue with the rudder cables. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/roots-of-boeings-737-max-crisis-relaxed-faa-oversight/ “Early on, engineers at the FAA discovered a problem with one of the most important new features of the...Jump to post
I'm not convinced that the 2025 launch is still conceivable after the Max debacle. If it was a straight delay due to the MAX (I.e the engine delays) I would consider this possible (although unlikely), however the issues the MAX have raised SHOULD affect every level of introduction; Internal oversigh...Jump to post
It just keeps getting worse! https://www.businessinsider.de/boeing-737-max-flight-system-faa-oversight-2019-7?r=US&IR=T As the plane got closer to production, Boeing made a big change to the MCAS system, allowing it to turn on at low speeds and to move the tail stabilizer by as much as 2.5 degr...Jump to post
The vision system is Boeing's to fix, the boom not able to handle A-10's and some others is the Air Force's problem. It specified in the RFP the minimum force for the connection to the plane, it was like 1.5 x what the A-10 can push. All of the planes that have been certified to date for transfer h...Jump to post
I don't know, if the British has a similar system, like Françafrique, with her former colonies, in Africa, but since 2000s, British Airways closed many routes to their former African colonies. Routes weren't not longer profitable:- Is it a case of not profitable, or less profitable? BA more than mo...Jump to post
How much has the MAX situation delayed your decision to move forward on launching a new midmarket airplane, the NMA? "We’re doing risk-reduction work that protects a 2025 entry into service, but we’ll make the decision [to launch] when we’re ready." De risking for earlier entry?! Only way...Jump to post
Is it me, or is it just a reverse of the Trump 757?! White on top, red middle line and dark bottom?!
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Apparently the latest testing has failed. Boeing have accused the test pilot on trying too hard to get MCAS to fail and it has. Only in the sense that it took too long to recover. So AA And Southwest have put back introduction for another month. Beoing has to appreciate that they have to get this r...Jump to post