He’s right though, Norwegian have been hamstrung by first the 787 and now the max. Going big on new aircraft types has really backfired on them. Convenient way to hide (or announce) that the 737Max will never fly again for Norwegian? The MAX routes have been solid for them. No way did they want this...Jump to post
Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now are they being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...Jump to post
JamesCousins wrote:Boom, over 600 orders for the A220 family with less than 100 in service. The A220 may end up being one of Airbus' best business decisions ever...
Brings back memories! I had a bunch of flights on them back when they were in the KLM regional fleet. I even flew on the short running Sheffield airport flight.
I had booked a nostalgic flight on VLM but they fell apart before it happened sadly. I wish Air Antwerp better fortunes.
A not insignificant blow for Boeing at this difficult time. However better to happen now and get it right from the start than later on. All will be forgotten about this time next year. Just like the completely flawless introduction of the 787 with no delays or groundings? Exactly like that. Ask the...Jump to post
A not insignificant blow for Boeing at this difficult time. However better to happen now and get it right from the start than later on.
All will be forgotten about this time next year.
I hear Lion Air are following suit. A total lack of understanding for how such things appear from the outside looking in.Jump to post
Not groundbreaking leaps there. Especially cameras to look around (which have been around for years and I’m unclear on how they help the environment)
I agree with the comment about he A340, seems a higher risk strategy which potentially higher returns.
Great summery, thanks! The story of IEV and runway excursions, if you think of it, is quite fascinating. IEV, in essence, was a city commuter airport, and its destiny was to fly An-24's and Yak-40's until closure and redevelopment. Then, two things happened. First, Yak-42 came. The airport and the m...Jump to post
Thats not going to make MEA happy if its the start of things to come. Depends if FR want to start expanding to other EU Airports like FRA BRU AMS etc ... in future and if the government will allow it. MEA have had forever to start Paphos, they clearly aren’t going to do it so they can’t really comp...Jump to post
Photographed by multiple spotters leaving air livery at MAN today.
Video of the departure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtRUdF8X84
This was the point I was going to make. That BOTH the mechanic and the inspector felt that this was acceptable practice (or, if a mistake, felt it necessary to cover it up) smacks of cultural issues at Boeing. This is all very worrying. What is going on over there?! The problem with firing the peopl...Jump to post
Oh I do hope they schedule in some domestic turns for it. I’d love to jump on for a short ride to LHR! I think they're starting off on LHR-MAD? Correct but nothing has been filed in there timetable. Assuming they will run from July to Sep? Not July. Delivery until 26th July. Then a few days for main...Jump to post
Lets hope it's Hi-Fly and they are not mental enough to lease their own!Jump to post
They are NOW anyway! https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/boeing-737-max-flaw/index.html Havent seen it posted before... it seems a New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max. "In simulator tests, government pilots discovered that a microprocessor failure could push the nose of the plane towa...Jump to post
Flew a 763 out and 764 back last year in eco and the difference was night and day. Glad DL is putting in the effort with these rare birds.Jump to post
Finally a sensible post! Thanks FlyHappy. Personally I wouldn't get anxious in such situations, but I can understand how someone might. Plenty of ways to attract attention, or just arm and deploy a slide :slaphappy: Lots of people off the rails, apparently without reading the linked article it seems...Jump to post
This is a huge order for both Boeing and IAG. Like the other posters, I see this as a very opportunistic purchase by IAG, at what is likely Ryanair bargain levels.
Fair play, most people will have forgotten about the issues it has now by the time any IAG airlines operate any.
Seriously this! It’s really tough to filter the actual announcements from the chaff. Can the discussion perhaps go to the discussion thread please? Children, children, can we keep the thread to orders and not speculation about specs or who may buy what to fly where? FFS, there are enough threads to ...Jump to post
I wonder how quickly the Flybe brand will disappear. I know Flybe have three liveries at the moment, and seemed in no hurry to paint aircraft, but at least they were for the same brand. I cant imagine Virgin would want the Flybe brand hanging around. After all, they are a very brand conscious busin...Jump to post
This is an important sale for the E2. BACF have a good number of E170/90's at the moment and the E2 could use a boost. Embraer must have the upper hand as not only are they an existing customer, but they also operate the smaller version too, while the A220 is much larger.Jump to post
Can’t wait to fly on a BBC-195 next month
Do they not think about how it sounds before they implement these things?
Wow! At the risk of sounding like a Liverpool fan, it's our **** year :P I will definitely be looking to use the TG service in the future so long as the aircraft type isn't too terrible. We need a better word than rumours now for Thai! This is a lot more significant as looks like this is our year. L...Jump to post
All this talk of LHR. LHR is slot restrained. Maybe get in but good luck getting out of LHR. MAN is the most sensible TATL diversion point; brilliant facilities of the NHS; Hospital no longer then 5/10 minutes away, practically its own paramedic service and a quick swift turn around and EH will be ...Jump to post
Wow. Even as a negotiating tactic that is pretty hardcore.Jump to post
Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft? And another one in the USA landing with a tailwind in heavy rain on a short (ish) runway. Thank god for those 1500 hour minimums eh! :roll: I’m glad everyone is ok, a...Jump to post
Except we don’t do we? The road casualty rate has plummeted in modern times, levelling off at what is probably near the minimum possible without greater automation. This has been made possible by massive public campaigns (seatbelts, drinking and driving etc) and ever tighter legislation on safety fe...Jump to post
Is it just me or are the Virgin Atlantic and British Airways A350's taking forever to roll out??? I was in TLS 2 weeks ago and frames from both operators were parked up near the A380 area with no work ongoing. The VS example has engines. It seems complete but delivery is not for a bit yet, so I gue...Jump to post
And yet LHR ATC manages to be polite, courteous and professional the vast vast majority of the time? Being busy is in no way an excuse for being rude etc. Sometimes I feel really sorry for the foreign pilots flying in to JFK. The controllers are often flat out rude to them. Indeed it is, that's some...Jump to post
When we are talking about SQ, EK et al you are really talking about bringing the aircraft down to BA standards. Their A380 config is really poor compared to most carriers. Still, shame they won’t be getting more, it seems like an idea they flirted with more than we’re really serious about. Btw I don...Jump to post
My FlyBe flight MAN-TLS on 07/04 was swapped to the dash instead of the usual E75 with a few days to go. Pilots on the day blamed crew shortages (flight crew for the Embraer fleet presumably) for the swap.Jump to post
Plenty of Chinese tourists visit Palau, stopping them would be painful for a small nation such as that which heavily relies on tourism.Jump to post
Great post - I agree 100% It was a combination of many factors. Boeing and Pilots. BTW - The FO of that plane had less hours than I do (he was at 98 hours(or 154 the report is a little unclear) - I got to about 110 total before stopping 10 years ago)before he was made a FO of an 737. If you don't t...Jump to post
Also worth noting, given how he was slandered on here, that the FO seems to have performed well throughout and it was he that called out 'Trim cutout'. One poster who had said some particularly nasty things about him on another popular flying forum has already issued a Mea Culpa and acknowledged he...Jump to post
As for comments about Hamas rockets: an Israeli fighter jet flying at high altitude faster than the speed of sound is the real threat here, not a stray rocket that can hardly make it off the ground. And still, neither of those are the reason a flight would avoid Israeli controlled airspace. In case...Jump to post
Well, my family and I are returning to the UK from the EU on April 13th, so I shall let you know how it goes lol.Jump to post