It still amuses me how people are sure that "this is impossible" and "it will never change". This reminds me when I was still studying mechanics. I was the only one believing that EV would take over, and sooner or later all major car companies would embrace that energy. Fortunate...Jump to post
Hey guys, Today Airbus will held a press conference where they will show some first sketches of three new planes they ambitions to fly by 2035: A regional turboprop for up to 100 passengers. A medium haul airliner for up to 200 passengers. And what seems to be a flying wing for long haul journey. Th...Jump to post
Does VS still paint the "Flying Lady" or "Flying Penelope" on the forward fuselage? They now paint “Flying Icons” which are a more diverse set of men and women. There are several different ones that they use. I've seen it now. And Pakistani Authorities don't have an issue with w...Jump to post
Good morning guys, Today I wondered what types of presidential aircraft are and were used in Iran. I knew about the current A340, A321 and falcon, but I wanted to know if they used entering elsewhere than their 707 back in the days. So as per this article (with good pictures), it seems the Shah plan...Jump to post
Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)? I have come to realize that Roman Catholicism in Saudi Arabia is officially barred from being practised. ...Jump to post
Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)?. The KLM logo is a crown, not a cross. The crown is removed entirely in the KLM Asia livery. BTW The Neth...Jump to post
Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)? I have come to realize that Roman Catholicism in Saudi Arabia is officially barred from being practised. I...Jump to post
The two Tu-204 are now wearing the SkyKG airlines livery. They are both still stored in Mineralnye Vody.I believe these are just stickers and can be removed easily. what are you though on this. Did the deal fall through because of COVID-19? Or was it never intended for this airline to sell the aircr...Jump to post
I would love to see Air Koryo one day as they are a rare sight for many spotters. A bit off topic, but can't Air Koryo afford to pay for the new Russian MC-21 as replacement for their TU204 fleet? I guess the Chinese new generation aircraft (ARJ21, C919) are out of the question? A388 They have mana...Jump to post
According to NK News the 2 Tu-204 are still on the ground at Mineralnye Vody. Good article about the opacity of the transaction with many companies involved: IFC, S7 Technik, SkyKG airlines, etc... https://www.nknews.org/2020/06/north-korea-may-have-planned-to-acquire-two-russian-planes-despite-sanc...Jump to post
Cubana was uncharacteristically candid when the fleet was grounded in 2018: I seem to recall reading that an agreement has since been signed with either Russia or what remains of Antonov back in Ukraine to get the fleet to an airworthy condition again and that some work was being carried in HAV. ht...Jump to post
Hey guys, So this morning I came to realize that CU seems to had problems with the An-158 from day one. It seems that all aircraft needs maintenance, but also that fatigue failures have been detected (similar to what the A380's program experienced at first). Are CU's An158 the only to experience su...Jump to post
Hey guys, So this morning I came to realize that CU seems to had problems with the An-158 from day one. It seems that all aircraft needs maintenance, but also that fatigue failures have been detected (similar to what the A380's program experienced at first). Are CU's An158 the only to experience suc...Jump to post
Interesting article about the CORONA impact on aviation industry, and what government COULD request in exchange of these huge bailout: https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/05/five-ways-governments-green-airline-bailouts/ Do you think the CORONA crises will be a turning point, such as the diesel...Jump to post
Hey guys, I was browsing through YouTube today, and I came to realized that six east African nations, which are South-Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda are set to create a Confederation from 2023 onward. I am not going to details this in here, but there is some articles you can find...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:fcogafa wrote:F-WTBW CN871 was a cancelled MRTT conversion and arrived at TLV March 2019
Not completely correct. It was built as a tanker for USAF when Airbus won the tanker competition, before Boeing objected and won the rematch.
Ethiopian airline has lost $550 million to the pandemic from January to April and have confirmed that they can survive off of cargo until July. Thats actually strong but still very short. I really hope these airlines make it. If an airline giant like Ethiopian can't make it 3 months(with cargo oper...Jump to post
Talking about Belavia, did they ever envision to enter (again) the long haul market from Minsk. They actually use to lease an Il-86 for charter flights to the US and China. What is the most popular destination from Minsk and where do passengers connect usually?Jump to post
Hey folks, I came across a picture of a Tupolev Tu-204 wearing an OAK (United Aircraft Corporation) livery: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_MOfM2BT2b/?igshid=qkslhdg0kia8 For once, I find it very modern. Is that for real? Does anyone know if this will be rolled out to all OAK line up product such as t...Jump to post
@sr380 any link to that? Hey, if you talk about the twitter page, here it is: https://twitter.com/IamJerryHaas/status/1108443636637884418 Thank you! What a complete vanity project that ended up costing millions :-| When leased, these two 777s could make some 400k a month. This might allow UH to ren...Jump to post
qm001 wrote:@sr380 any link to that?
Hey guys, Maybe you can help me out. I have some issue following Air Zimbabwe's 777 fleet info (who doesn't)... So Zimbabwe Airways took delivery of an ex MH 777, reg.9M-MRP, then reg.Z-RGM on Apr.2018. This aircraft has been stored in HRE since then and now seems to be registered to Air Zimbabwe. ...Jump to post
Hey guys, Maybe you can help me out. I have some issue following Air Zimbabwe's 777 fleet info (who doesn't)... So Zimbabwe Airways took delivery of an ex MH 777, reg.9M-MRP, then reg.Z-RGM on Apr.2018. This aircraft has been stored in HRE since then and now seems to be registered to Air Zimbabwe. W...Jump to post
It seems more and more that such a move would be like SU of years past. There were so many carriers in Russia at one point but that seems to have found a natural path of consolidation over time. How many "Babyflots" are left? Wikipedia 's "Babyflot" article states that there wer...Jump to post
I have to admit I don't understanf how they are doing to merge 3 airlines with 3 different business model.
I always thought Rossiya could be the launch customer of the new Il-96-400 as a 747s replacement. I guess that this won't happen neither....
So is it the end of the low cost Pobeda and the leisure Rossiya? Maybe we will finally see a 744 in SU colors...
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... iya-report
Hey guys, I came to realized today that some of KL 777s still had the KLM Asia logo. Now I know most airlines that did serve Taipei, such as BA or QF that use to have such subsidiary are not flying there anymore. Is it still forbidden for national airlines to fly to both the People's Republic of Chi...Jump to post
That it is, but when the country, which isn't all that small population-wise only has like 4 operational airliners and no foreign airlines flying to them yet, if they play their cards right they can make it work. Use narrowbodies for feeding pax to DAM and then use this bird on routes to DXB or MOW...Jump to post
At least they got the 600 and not the hairdryer variant The hairdryer variant uses less fuel and is much easier to fill. The A340-600 is a big plane. I think it is almost as big as a 777-9 therefore it is less versatile. That it is, but when the country, which isn't all that small population-wise o...Jump to post
Thanks I am seeing that now on https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... air/epqyxrJump to post
Maybe the hangar has been built in the old airport but Google earth is not up to date yet.
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Would the third area in the middle be an old passenger terminal under redevelopment? There appears to be construction going on there. The northern location looks to be a new Passenger terminal and the southern one looks to be a new terminal of smaller scale. Perhaps a corporate or government termin...Jump to post
Hey guys, Going through the news lately I came to realize that HRH King Mswati III of Eswatini had a R2.7Bn hangar built for his private A343 (that already costed R700M) in King Mswati III International Airport. I wanted to check on Google, but I cannot see anything close to a hangar that could acco...Jump to post
So I don't know how the current situation will impact JS, and SkyKG Airlines's plan, but according to this article, the 2 airframe now registers EX-20401 and EX-20402 are suppose to enter service this summer: https://centreforaviation.com/news/skykg-leases-two-tu-204s-for-deployment-in-summer-2020-r...Jump to post
I can add that at some point the region where this airport was planned was viewed as a potential transport hub. I remember (but can't find a reference) that some of the latest project for Canal d'Entreroches ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_d%E2%80%99Entreroches ), linking lakes of Geneva (Lém...Jump to post
Hey guys, Hope you're all fine. I just came across this article that I found very interesting. I knew at one point there was a project of an other airport close to Bienne (more a 60s-70s project), but I never knew that, at some point, some people planned to built an airport (other than La Blecherett...Jump to post
Absolutely ....Exactly that reason. Was also useful to stretch your legs out, on a lightly loaded flight. Thanks. Must habe been very comfy fly when you could stretch your legs! I can now see also how EgyptAir did cargo flight with their Tu-154 before the crash. Not so fast, comrade! Aeroflot Tu-15...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Absolutely ....Exactly that reason.
Was also useful to stretch your legs out, on a lightly loaded flight.
going through tu-154 cabin pictures, I realized that the u-154 could fold into an unusual manner (for a westerner point of view). What was the reason of this disign? What it meant to transport cargo as well?