I agree with SASViking. I would also add CPH–ICN to the list. I'm not sure about BKK as Thai Airways and Norwegian already operate on this route. The same goes for DEL as Air India already flies to CPH and ARN. CPH–KIX? Maybe. SAS flew this route in the '90s so presumably, there's some demand. Unfo...Jump to post
I don't mean to be rude but shouldn't a company prioritize things that are quick to refurbish and drive shareholder value? Just providing an alternative thought. Let me give you an example. You are inviting your colleagues for dinner. Maybe they wouldn't be your best friends if they weren't your co...Jump to post
This thing hasn't even been released and people are judging it. Perhaps because we all know that it will be another beancounter-driven-two-colors-predominantly-white-quick-to-repaint-good-for-shareholders-value-streamlined-and-optimized crap? Because over the past years, we have been so used to be ...Jump to post
Nothing really new here TBH.... The big news to me is this is happening from Brussels Midi and not Brussels Main (Centraal). I mean, has anyone realized JUST HOW SHADY the station and surrounding neighborhood is??? I'd think about going there alone whilst having to drag my cases along, and [obvious...Jump to post
LYS is a good example of airports whose transport options seems good at first sight but are really not if you look further. It has an high-speed station where trains are mostly coming from Paris or further south in the Rhone valley. So, few people would use them to catch flight as they have airport...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:They should purchase an UK airline and rebrand as Jetblue Europe
And start their business to Europe
1. Basically every airline with 777s is taking them to 10-abreat, aside from Delta and 1 or 2 Japanese carriers I believe To be totally precise, only one Japanese airline operates 777s in 9-abreast (JAL) and even they do have some 10 abreast non-ER 777s that they use on domestic flights. ANA has tu...Jump to post
These last years, there are so much things that Denmark got right and Sweden got wrong. It's a great country full of great people, but they definitely have to do something about the image they project to the world. Who would want to have a hub in the land of Greta Thunberg?Jump to post
Why do we never hear about such incidents in Switzerland and on LX? They have FOUR official languages and yet somehow get around it.Jump to post
I can also see both sides involved if this was a case of sabotage as well You've got a problem when your act of terror / sabotage can be interpreted both in your favor and the adverse camp's. Hey, after all, maybe they did it together?! I can imagine it: "Hi guys, we want to sabotage CX's plan...Jump to post
The reason this made the news is apparently this IS an act of sabotage by some of the pro-HK independence CX employees I suspect this is sabotage by pro-Chinese ground crew at YYZ. :scratchchin: I think we have a bit of a problem here. :idea: Maybe the first plane was sabotaged by pro-independence ...Jump to post
I think you answered your own question. You basically described the 757 as an entirely different aircraft from the 737. (Different wings, engines, landing gear, nose)... You also missed: Different philosophy, different fuel systems, different hydraulics, different cockpit, different empennage, diff...Jump to post
For a cfrp folding wing for the A32X is that a clean sheet or a product development? It's a bit of a philosophical question. Is the 757 a clean sheet design or a development of the 737? After all, it has the same cross section, the same configuration, but a longer fuselage, different wing and engin...Jump to post
My :twocents: . The next Airbus aircraft will have the fuselage cross section of the A320 in order to be assembled on the existing 32S lines. It will have a longer fuselage than the A321 (somewhere between the 757-300 and the DC8-60). It will have a new composite wing that will have a significantly ...Jump to post
I noticed the IL-62 seemed to have more toilets than American designed aircraft of similar capacity. Do Russias Design Engineers consider biological needs to be more important than American design engineers. Or are America’s lavatory designs more user friendly to get in and out of quickly than the ...Jump to post
As AeroMexico made MEX-ICN non-stop HU should do the SAME to their PEK-MEX flight instead of stopping in TIJ. Surely they can weight restrict is west-bound out of MEX (ICN & NRT are nearly the same distance and the ICN flight flies over China sometimes before turning into ICN). If only you both...Jump to post
If this happens, I would think CA would want to avoid stopping over in US or Canada, given the current relationship between China and the two countries. Stopping over at MEX seems to be an option? MEX is a bit off route and CA already flies there. Maybe PTY? PEK-PTY is 110 miles shorter than PER-LH...Jump to post
raylee67 wrote:If this happens, I would think CA would want to avoid stopping over in US or Canada, given the current relationship between China and the two countries.
Stopping over at MEX seems to be an option?
Indeed, only a couple driving hours from the stunning Pyrénées or the Mediterranean coast, with the douceur and joie de vivre under the soleil du midi, beautiful old streets of Toulouse, vibrant cultural life, warm chocolatines, fine wines... who wouldn't like that? Hamburg isn't a bad place neither.Jump to post
As someone who have recently started a helicopter thread in Tech/Ops, I can only support this idea.Jump to post
For storage, especially on a carrier, 2 blades have some advantage as well. Else you need a folding blade - which has of course been done, but adds complexity and hence weight. Rotor inertia is NOT about weight. It is about weight distribution. A solid disk that is 1 inch thick and 12 inches diamet...Jump to post
The best airport I have ever connected in is Atlanta. Airports don't necessarily need to be pretty, they just need to be functional and intuitive. Detroit, as far as I am concerned. You can't get more simple and more efficient than that: one looooooong terminal building with gates all along on both...Jump to post
This is an incredible recovery effort. Side note: I've always assumed part of the reason Air Greenland paints their aircraft bright red is to help locate parts easier if they end up on the Greenland ice. Exactly. In USSR/Russia, the northern division of Aeroflot had a special livery too, where the ...Jump to post
AY081 HEL0045 - 1335PKX AY082 PKX0155 - 0535HEL The heavens have blessed us (well, me at least)! I have been dreaming about this for years. Thank you, AY, thank you, I mean REALLY THANK YOU! I will fly on AY081 on the way there and on AY086 (PEK1055 - 1415HEL) on the way back. Not arriving in the w...Jump to post
BUD-PEK, BUD-ICN Oh, man, that would be SO great! There was the Finnair CEO quote in the other thread saying that the cost of Russian overflight rights makes smaller planes such as the A321 unprofitable on routes to East Asia, but who knows, maybe what's not good for Finnair is good enough for Wizz...Jump to post
Slot restrictions? They couldn’t get a better time? Or am I wrong and Chinese carriers aren’t affected by those. Well, slot restrictions are definitely a thing in China, but one could think that CA should be able to find a couple of slots in the afternoon for such a high profile route (especially n...Jump to post
Pfff. And again a schedule with arrivals in the wee hours.
When will they understand that not anyone fancies arriving at 04:55 after an 11 hours fight?
Sorry, CA, I like you (route grabbing described by the OP notwithstanding), but I will rather connect in CDG or FRA or ICN or anywhere else.
lightsaber wrote:The xLR will have 3800nm to 3900 nm of still air range:
A rotor blade operates in the wake turbulence of the preceding rotor blade, which reduces efficiency. The more blades in a rotor, the closer the blades will be, hence more wake turbulence for each blade. Makes sense. I guess that as the helicopter becomes heavier, this benefit becomes less relevant...Jump to post
URC could be an ideal hub for Europe-China links. It is just close enough to Europe to be able to make rotations to any European city with one aircraft (7-9 hours). Also, it lays on the Southern track between Europe and China (anywhere in Europe <-> Moscow <-> Shumerlya <-> Bazarnye Mataki <-> Oktya...Jump to post
auto-rotation capabiliies also needed "stored" torque moment (dont know how to say in english) may be some point here I see what you mean. Logically, the heavier the rotor, the more inertia you get (of course within reasonable limits). Also, having more blades may help to alleviate eventu...Jump to post
What are the benefits of a 2 blade rotor such as used, for example, on the Bell UH-1/204/205/212/etc, other than being cheaper and producing the iconic "Hollywood helicopter" sound? The auto-rotation capabilities must be worse than with 3, 4 or more blades, aren't they? Rotation speed must...Jump to post
during the turn, the airplane climbed up to 40,000 feet, which was close to its limit. the reason for the climb was to accelerate the effects of depressurizing the airplane, causing the rapid incapacitation and death of everyone in the cabin. With all due respect, hasn't this been debunked on this ...Jump to post
The Havana flight is not only a leisure flight, there's quite a bit of business ties between Russia and Cuba.
PUJ and CUN, on the other hand, were 100% leisure destinations, so bad yields and the fact that these last years there's a trend in Russia for domestic holidays have sealed their fate.
Is that inconsistency something you have noticed within one airline on one type? Yep. And even one flight. For example, there was a year when I flew the same ORY-NCE on Tuesdays and NCE-ORY on Fridays every week on EZY so overall I have cumulated more than 40 of them. The flap retraction occurred a...Jump to post
There is NO aerodynamic "drag" at taxi speeds. There are no aerodynamic forces acting on ANYTHING at taxi speeds, period. I would be most curious to know where on EARTH Cathay777300ER is getting this notion. The only "drag" on a taxiing jet, if you want to call it that, would be...Jump to post
Another interesting question is why there is an inconsistency on when the flaps are retracted. Some pilots retract them immediately after leaving the runway while others (within the same airline) taxi with full flaps almost all the way to the gate. Shouldn't there be a checklist saying something lik...Jump to post
When I first saw the title I thought it was about flight safety regarding the SFO crash. Which brings the question: does anyone know what has been done at OZ following that unfortunate event? Any changes to the training system? CRM? Corporate culture? They brought a safety professional from ANA to ...Jump to post
When I first saw the title I thought it was about flight safety regarding the SFO crash.
Which brings the question: does anyone know what has been done at OZ following that unfortunate event? Any changes to the training system? CRM? Corporate culture?
I am struck with awe by the amount of brainpower that went into finding that name.Jump to post
Unpopular opinion but IMO the barcode livery, both the old and new versions, are rare examples of an all-white livery that actually seems to work somehow. It used to work before they added the totally unneeded twist to the barcode on the tail, changed the company name from Air France to "airfr...Jump to post
Also, you have to take into account that in the 90's Russia, the Il-96 was simply too big.
What was the main long haul aircraft of Aeroflot at that time? The A310. Only in the 2000's they started switching to 330s and 77Ws.
As someone who regularly flies to/from/in China, this is good news for me. Maybe it's the only good news about what's happening, but still a good one.
Less of those Crampliners in the skies... Now, if only we could do the same in Europe...