Amazing news and I'm surprised at so many civilian pax going on a first flight. Or did I miss that there will be trials before the actual "tourist" flight? Now put a realistic price tag on it and then shut up and take my money :D I believe they are going to launch trials before launching ...Jump to post
Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Zo Zo, is planning to fly to the Moon in 2023 on BFR/BFS. 6 to 8 invited artists will accompany him. I like the consideration of adding artists to the launch. Even as someone firmly in the STEM industries I appreciate the value that art brings us as people and cultures. I...Jump to post
The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the B...Jump to post
mdavies06 wrote:Coughing and experiencing high temperature seems like air born transmitted disease. If it is food poisoning coming from say 1 out of 3 main courses, why only 10 people?
So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going to operate but were going to sell to make a profit...something smells fishy. We recall the Ryan Air issue with Boeing, how come this one has just slipped under the radar? I agree, I thought all the vendors put provisions into the...Jump to post
In theory, Boeing could continue to develop the 737 in perpetuity. I think the real question is: 1. When will the authorities say "Enough is enough - you've been tinkering with this design for 50 or 60 years, we won't grant you commonality with previous models any longer." Or 2. When Boein...Jump to post
I think they'll go for an A320 series MPA. The A220 series is too new, doesn't have the spare parts or support functions that the A320 series has.Jump to post
To illustrate what I'm talking about, he is already a hero to a lot of people. Look at the video in this tweet from "Eddie G": https://twitter.com/EddieGBabylon/status/1028286584381210625 Now, is that a good thing or bad thing? I don't know. But I really do understand the sympathy for this...Jump to post
I am curious to see how much they end up blaming all of this on sim training... Some of those twitter “reporters” are saying that the majestic software needs to be removed and banned because of this That's really ridiculus. Reporters that don't have any clue about the subject making suggestions lik...Jump to post
Such a tragedy. I feel sorry for the guy, even though he endangered a lot of people by doing this. He wanted to go see Mount Olympus, see the orcas and do a barrel roll before killing himself. In his own words: "I got a lot of people that care about me. It's going to disappoint them to hear tha...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:Someone83 wrote:A new cargo airline and destination from OSL is being annonced tomorrow
Announced now: Ethioian Cargo will start OSL-CAN with 77F
ATC audio and accompanying visual graphics are now available on YouTube. Source: https://youtu.be/U1bL7rBT8zw VASAviation 2018. Thanks for that. Great channel. From the audio it's clear that they were using "alternative law" and were asking for ground speed from ATC. The air traffic contr...Jump to post
More than costs, I think that availability at the peak of the summer explains why the A380 is in high demand right now. Wait a couple of months and matters will cool down. The A380 will probably even be put in storage for the winter. That is the advantage of having a big plane with low capital cost...Jump to post
Just heard it on the radio “Rednose Super” :-) That is a pretty funny callsign. I wasn't aware Norwegian Air UK's callsign was "Rednose". HiFly Malta's callsign is "Moonraker", but they probably only use that when flying charter or repositioning, not when covering another airlin...Jump to post
Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23 Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the p...Jump to post
It's really great to see the aircraft doing business again. Both the CPH-LCA, LCA-CPH flights seems to have went well. The aircraft repositioned CPH-OSL this morning, and left OSL for PMI just half an hour ago. Everything seems to go as planned. These initial operations means a lot for a small airli...Jump to post
HiFly's A380 will be flying to Larnaca from Copenhagen today on behalf of Thomas Cook Scandinavia, quite the upgrade! https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester-med-a380-fra-koebenhavn-2/ (in Danish) https://onemileatatime.com/hi-fly-a380-thomas-cook/ And tomorrow OSL-PMI Yes. OSL-PMI with 238 pax, and...Jump to post
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.
The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/
And we have a new contender in the Oppression Olympics. I don't think any airline would bump a gay couple because they're gay. If they got bumped, there must have been a legitimate reason for it. People need to stop playing whatever victim card they've been told they have. The airline industry is pr...Jump to post
The flight attendant might have been a bit direct in the answer, but it was the truth. I don't understand why this Lua Dipa character thinks this is world news.Jump to post
According to Bloomberg article and interview with Patrrick de Castelbajak (Airbus Strategy & International Executive Vice President) and CEO Tom Enders "Enders, speaking at the EU Aeronautics conference in Brussels, said Airbus plans to tap cutting-edge C Series technology in areas such as...Jump to post
According to Bloomberg article and interview with Patrrick de Castelbajak (Airbus Strategy & International Executive Vice President) and CEO Tom Enders - Bombardier approached Airbus this summer - Airbus felt the "stars were aligned". This time was different than the 2015 negotiations ...Jump to post
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G8vhpiO3igk/WefDA8S_edI/AAAAAAAADNs/AIJFj1LkntkVWhCFkyb4TVPaixIHc9HCACLcBGAs/s1600/ASeries%2B321%2Bkeesje.jpg Is that your take on a CS500? Looks really nice and proportional actually. :) I doubt Airbus will go ahead with it though, simply because it would directl...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:JetBuddy wrote:
From 2023, C-Series will be 100% Airbus owned.
Who told you that?
I stopped reading replies after 7 pages. But here are my thoughts: This is fantastic news for the C-Series program, Bombardier workers in Canada and Europe, and workers in the Airbus Alabama plant. It's also great news for Airbus. Airbus can now offer a killer 50-850 seat lineup in any deals going f...Jump to post
I believe Bombardier will keep the C-Series program, and try to sell off other parts of the business. Viking will most likely be very interested in the Q400, at least acquiring the license to build it. They own all the previous deHavilland licenses. I don't know who would be interested in the CRJ pr...Jump to post
Those gridfins looked really toasty before the feed from the F9 cut off. I saw this two and looked at it more closely. I made some conclusions: Musk said that Bulgariasat was the highest energy entry to that date. I took at this webcast again and compared them. Bulgariasat started entry burn travel...Jump to post
I learned from a close source today, that one airline (not AirAsia X) that wants to buy A330-900 had to choose the A350-900 instead. The reason stated was that the creditors would not back the financing on the A330-900 because the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain. Could Ai...Jump to post
I just learned from a personal source that one airline (not Hawaiian) that wants to buy A330-900neo is forced to buy A350-900 instead. The reason he stated was that the creditors would not secure the loans with A330neo as the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain.Jump to post
Another launch tonight at 6:53 p.m. EDT, 22:53 UTC.
Looking forward to it!
Great to hear Delta will take the frames. These bully tactics from Boeing and the US Government won't pan out.Jump to post
I haven't read through all the replies, but here's a few: VIE is shared between Vienna and Bratislava. CPH is de facto shared between Copenhagen, Malmö and Helsingborg. DUS is the largest airport in the Rhine/Ruhr region in Germany (11,5 mill people). NCE serves Nice, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. (Co...Jump to post
Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me... I agree. We will never see an A380 P2F conversion, and there are several reasons for that: 1) New floors will be needed. Since the tw...Jump to post
Congratulations SpaceX! Well done. One thing that I thought particularly noticeable on this launch was that the 2nd & 1st stages were firing towards each other immediately after staging. I wonder if they have to deal with rates induced by the exhaust of the other stage? https://youtu.be/SB4N4xF...Jump to post
I'm a big believer in Elon Musk and impressed by his accomplishments. But there are a few things he says and does that I don't agree on 100%. Either way, there's one thing I'm curious about, and that is the fuel burn of the BFR, and how much it pollutes compared with an airliner. Musk has always use...Jump to post
Love this guy.Wish him all the best.Some generations are lucky to have a Newton or an Einstein,I think we are lucky to have a man who dares to dream to make us a multi planetary species. P to P on our own planet? Why not? By the time he gets to 'that bit' the vertical landing will be commonplace.It...Jump to post