Sorry I know this is OT, but what sort of real world range could be expected from a 247t/251t A339? Do you have more information on the 252t MTOW A330neo? OT: The A339 is currently being offered at an intermediate 247T MTOW. Presumably, Airbus and the certification agencies have agreed on this tenta...Jump to post
I counted 15 seconds for the gear to come up and the gear doors to close. That's a long time to be floating before contact with the runway on the nacelles. It kinda' looks like the MLG doors hang well below the engine nacelles during cycling? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4DjtMwGV38 https://youtu...Jump to post
Don’t worry they took money from the UK government too, and THEN made all the job cuts anyway!!! https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/05/07/has-british-airways-taken-a-government-bailout/ IAG have got a god damn cheek haven't they. Take state aid from Spain, don't do anything in the UK, put 12,000 sta...Jump to post
In the majority of the world healthcare workers are salaried and haven't had their wages cut. I don't doubt we will be flying again by Christmas, but a significantly reduced schedule and with lower load factors. Personally I would probably take flights again by then. And what if a vaccine cannot be ...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Obviously, the current crisis will delay. We will see the purchase renegotiated later, the only question, is will Airbus negotiate seriously?
Also, aircraft seats cannot in any way be used as hospital beds for anything other than a few hrs at a time. ICU beds are complex pieces of equipment, even the mattress is specific to long term use. Not to mention the great difficulties in adequately cleaning a business class bed including the mecha...Jump to post
Wizz was one of the best placed airlines in Europe financially before this, with plenty of liquidity compared to many of the others. If anyone will survive this it is gonna be Wizz. And what happens once all this passes and when they have to face their competition which got state aid? They will be ...Jump to post
Persuading the UK to prop up a company owned by a tax-dodging expat sitting on a £4bn pile and a US major with shareholders hungry months to feed, will be difficult. This opinion is popular but a little grating. While SRB had a before crash net worth of £4bn, it is certainly significantly less now....Jump to post
Urgh. Wonder if they were overloaded or had COG issues? Terrible tragedy to add to this awful situation in general.Jump to post
UK government refuses industry wide bailout for the airlines. Inevitable that some will fold. Massive news.
https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/03/2 ... drop-dead/
Bail out everyone. This is an unprecedented situation and one that is impossible to mitigate through planning. The implications of the whole industry (and many many others) all failing causing mass unemployment are wide ranging, and threaten the very fabric of society as we know it. The governments ...Jump to post
It’s not business, it’s a once in a generation global catastrophe. Businesses can not mitigate for this. They will need propping up with public money to avoid untold damage to the very fabric of society for the next decade! Do you want 50% unemployment? Mass defaulting on mortgages etc? The threat t...Jump to post
But Monarch are dead and gone, and he did say first rate airline. The only other airline in the world to attempt to fully switch to from A320 fully to 737 MAX is long gone. Can you please let me know which was the other airline which switched from A320 to B737MAX? Silkair (MI) also converted from a ...Jump to post
I recently visited both Jordan and Beirut using Ryanair via PFO for about €50 all in ... my take on MEA and RJ is that they’d rather fly empty, charge ridiculous airfares and take big subsidy kick backs from their governments to protect their employee pay and terms than actually compete or stimulat...Jump to post
Problem is, the solid routes are/will be gobbled up by Loganair/Eastern before VS have even come close to a decision, let alone pressed ahead with it. They have the ability to expand to fill gaps and they are doing just that. The reality for VS is that any expansion in London is going to be incremen...Jump to post
No worries. I already trawled the schedule looking for the fokker so I could catch it :P Some rarer types (i.e E145) will be making more regular visits to MAN in the future with all the changes, wonder what else I'll have the chance to bag? (J41 is on the to do list). It will be on a leased Fokker 1...Jump to post
EIEIDW wrote:It will be on a leased Fokker 100
Southampton today were scheduled to have 39 flybe and 4 non FlyBe departures. You don’t think they risk closure?! I think 6-7 flights total will operate from SOU today! Im wondering what the impact would be on the airports that had services from flybe such as southampton, cardiff, belfast etc. I pre...Jump to post
Please do. Get a video if poss. The last dash into MAN just flew over my house on its way BHD-MAN.
The absolute last flight looks to be BEE3BU into LHR though.
SEU wrote:Jump to postBEE9DV looks to be the last one if reports are true. Hanover to MAN. I live near man, might nick out to see it.
Why don’t you look at cheaper options? Play about with google flights etc and see what you come up with? Quick example that took me 2 mins to find
Just go for it. I've done a few day trips with Ryanair when they have sales on (I was one of the lucky ones who grabbed the £0.02 round trip fares around 10 years ago when they were doing crazy promotions) and I've done an out and back return from LHR to DUS when I had an 8hr layover at LHR...I used...Jump to post
A lot of us who don’t live next to Heathrow are pretty exasperated by this whole situation. Just build the damn expansion already.
I can understand those living next door to LHR being against it though.
Obvious 789 order tbh. They made a mistake going for a split fleet and ordering 77Ws, and they seem to know it. 787 is the only one size fits all’ choice.Jump to post
BA’s ‘densified’ A319s are exactly like that already. This was not on the list of the Bombardier team PIPs for the A220, the engineers were already working on. If the story was real (and not the just the wet dream/anticipation of someone else, "if an A321 get the air flex cabin than the A220 mu...Jump to post
Or they could just use the 789s they already have? If they really wanted to try their hand at ULR flying it would probably be cheaper and more prudent (in the short term) to source some used -200LRs for cheap (not exactly hot product) rather than convince lessors/financiers that an airline founded i...Jump to post
Ionosphere wrote:What a horrible name for an airline! Sounds like some sketchy Asian charter.
I give bamboo 2-3 years tops. 77X? Maybe try to carve out a niche before ordering the expensive Gucci toys guys.Jump to post
Nobody is debating the cause of the accident, clearly the decision to push the landing in the prevailing conditions is the primary cause. That the aircraft failed to protect its occupants as well as other frames (from the same manufacturer even) is a separate issue. What’s more interesting than the ...Jump to post
How many million safe landings have 737NGs seen? You can bust up any plane when flown improperly. See Asiana 214, or WN 345 https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/southwest-pilot-fired-laguardia-crash-article-1.1474479 or AA 1420. https://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/03/us/9-dead-and-80-are-hurt-as...Jump to post
The wife and I are watching! How exciting! Love a good first flight.Jump to post
Such big news that it deserves its own thread/new thread to separate it from the takeover and near collapse last time IMO. Can call this one, FlyBe near collapse (2020 edition) :? Already under discussion in the 'Flybe update' thread. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420683&a...Jump to post
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, more and more shocking revelations are released. I’m stunned that Boeing would discourage customers from buying sims purely based on how it would look to other regional airlines, and thus effect their chances of further sales. If this was Lion, and one of ...Jump to post
Who wants to take bets that Iran will say the FDR and CVR are damaged and no data can be downloaded.... I have a feeling Have you seen the photos of the FDR/CVR being recovered? They are smashed. I don't know which pictures you saw, but they look completely fine. Memory module on one of them seems ...Jump to post
This. Calm people, knee jerk reactions are going ape here right now. RIP to those who undoubtedly lost their lives in this crash, if those videos are legitimate. Wow Iran I sure hope this isn't a terror attack or shoot down of an miss ID aircraft. Why would they shoot down an airplane legitimately t...Jump to post
Urgh. Go away BA, we don’t need you operating spoiler services at a loss for a couple of seasons and then disappearing and leaving us with nothing, again. Virgin seems to be making a genuine go at a long haul network from MAN and that is who needs to be supported for the benefit of the folks who liv...Jump to post
You are probably spot on, I would say. I wonder if fatigue was an issue. It is a red eye 7 hour flight that departed three hours late that night. The pilots would have been at the edge of duty time limits and landing with their body clocks at 5am. Most likely the pilots had never been to Port Harcou...Jump to post