Corsair did it a few times. 747-400 departing La Reunion, birdstrike on one engine so they had to shut it down during climb. Rather than turning back, they decided to continue to Paris Orly (12 hours of flight). I remember hearing liveatc and the ATC reaction when he asked the pilots if they had bee...Jump to post
In many occasions I had the oportunity to visit the flight deck in flight or jumpseat during landing or T/O with Air France and Transavia. I just ask the pilots during boarding, or give them a letter explaining that I am an avgeek and it work 40-50% of the time (at least on the European flights).Jump to post
But if KLM has the 777-300ERs why do they need A350s? The 773 has got both the capacity and the range You could argue the same for AF, which has one of the largest 777-300ER fleets of the world. Ignoring commonality it makes more sense to allocate the higher capacity new planes at KL because they a...Jump to post
...European airport: Paris CDG (CDG) ...N-American airport: Houston (IAH) ...S-American airport: Caracas (CCS) ...Asian airport: Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville (SGN) ...African airport: Casablanca (CMN) ...aircraft: Air France Boeing 747-400 (I don't have the reg unfortunately) ...widebody aircraft: Air France B...Jump to post
How the French manage is something else entirely.... :rotfl: I believe it is something like "cent quatre-vingt neuf" which is 100 + (4 x 20) + 9 But in order to be certain, I wrote "one hundred and eighty nine" into Google Translate; apparently the French translation is "18...Jump to post
Why would you rearrange the order of digits in a number? Consistency of order. If you normally read from most significant digit to least, why would you flip the order for dates? Why would you not keep it consistent across clock times? Why do you assume the year is the most significant digit? In gen...Jump to post
A UX A333 is about to land in CCS in a couple hours. Who's flying it back to MAD tonight? I'm assuming the crew that went back early was supposed to fly it tonight. It seems now flights to CCS will be via PUJ (where UX has already an operation and Globalia has lost of investments) Pretty similar to...Jump to post
janders wrote:Engine change and any additional repairs won't be easy in ABJ.
Guess AF will be leasing an AN124 to deliver spare engine soon.
Why are airlines like AF, TK, IB, and TP still flying into CCS? Are there that many people travelling in/out of Venezuela that they're able to make money on these flights? AC and all of the US carriers have pulled out long ago due to the financial issues associated with a country who's currency is ...Jump to post
While not entirely long haul (they operate a small short haul section) I think Air Transat deserves to be mentioned. It's even in their name, Transat is short for Trans Atlantic. Sorry but I disagree... You are talking about an airline that operate around 30 737/A321 so definitely not a "small...Jump to post
For the A320 CEO Family, Air France, Avianca, British Airways and Frontier operate or operated all the models (A318/A319/A320/A321). Being more specific, only Air France really operated all the variants (A318-100, A319-100, A320-100, A320-200, A321-100, A321-200). British Airways is only missing the...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:...but Joon is supposedly going away, so????
The A220-100 could be for HOP! and current A318 mainline routes. (what’s the seat limit under HOP!?). The A220-300 could be for A319 routes plus the Caribbean island hopper fleet (bringing those A320s back to France with 3 A220-300s at PTP). No such thing as a seat limit for hop. There are no rules...Jump to post
A220 order will make sense, Air France have a large A318 and A319 fleet that is ageing:
Youngest A318 is 12, oldest 15
Youngest A319 is 13, oldest 22
Not a lot of flights for the moment:
29/01: AF1304 Joon CDG-FCO A321
11/02: AF1105 Joon FCO-CDG A320
16/02: A5711 Avanti Air ORY-LDE F100
16/02: A5712 Avanti Air LDE-ORY F100
18/02: AF1496 Air France CDG-CMN A320
19/03: AF1897 Air France CMN-CDG A320
This was already discussed here but I tought a proper topic will be better. In the continuity of Benjamin Smith's consolidation of Air France brand, Hop! will become Air France Hop and A5 code will disapear in the next few months. Aircrafts will slowly be painted in the new livery (almost identical ...Jump to post
Antalya airport was hit by tornadoes this morning. 12 people were injured when a bus was impacted. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022719433794.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022719621915.jpg https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/01/26/190126022720207839.jpg htt...Jump to post
So it look like Air France will keep the A340 in Joon's colors until 2021. The A32X will slowly be painted back in Air France livery. Joon is set to disapear in Jun/July. More interesting, the 6 first A350 will be painted in Air France colors but in Joon's configuration. Link in french: https://www....Jump to post
My best flight of 2018 was by far MAD-HAV on Cubana Ilyushin 96. Boarding and unboarding this plane by stairs is just crazy. I could also list: 2. Air Transat A310 YUL-BOD, my first (and probably last) flight on the type. 3. Delta MD88 ATL-YYZ, an other new entry for me (yes, never flew the MD80 bef...Jump to post
Must be costly to repaint the aircraft have have recently been repainted :roll: Least AF will benefit the new interiors on those 'old' 340s. Having flown Joon LH not too long ago, I was surprised to see a new cabin and IFE specific to Joon. Wonder if AF will take over the routes that Joon had comme...Jump to post
Slightly off topic - but are these 789's used for expansion, or are they replacing the 2000-2002 built 763's? I keep seeing conflicting statements. Both. One of the 767 will exit the fleet in December (CN-ROV) and the first 789 will just replace it and add capacity on some routes replacing the 788 ...Jump to post
I'm not a Ram fan too. Bad connections in CMN, low cost service and specialist of loss of lugage to West Africa. But I'm not a OW fan too ! I prefer fly *A ! Low cost service ? Sure, a hot meal on a 2 hours flight, free 23 kg checked lugage and free seat selection (including emergency row) is defin...Jump to post
I wonder how they will replace all this capacity... Hop! is short of plane and pilots during summer and they have been leasing a lot recently (Avanti Air F100, Cello RJ100, Jota RJ100, Bulgaria Air E190 and A319).Jump to post
This is a special livery that will be applied to their first 787-9 and the first 737 MAX 8 only.
First 789 for Royal Air Maroc LN783 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsLreg0V4AANJGL.jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1063671415306502145 The addition of red on the tail could suggest a special livery (or a new livery!!) :scratchchin: You are right. Royal Air Maroc unveiled the...Jump to post
A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 suffered a runway excursion early this morning at Cheddi Jagan International Airport: http://demerarawaves.com/2018/11/09/fly-jamaica-plane-crash-lands-at-cheddi-jagan-airport-five-injured/ Five persons were injured and rushed to hospital. https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/201...Jump to post
When Air France withdrawn the 747, pilots were given the choice between A320 family and 777. In both case they kept their salaries.Jump to post
I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR I think they exceeded it several times over, but surely not the passenger carrying fleet. Aeroflot was everything civil aviation in the USSR, which included crop dusters, helicopters, research aircraft, etc, IIRC. I was reading recen...Jump to post
Up to 5 weekly flights starting March 31th for the entire 2019 summer season; Operated by Airbus A330 equipped with the latest travel cabins and a capacity of 224 seats; Air France’s 13th destination in the US. Starting March 31th, 2019, Air France will fly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Dallas (U...Jump to post
First ARJ21 in Genghis Khan livery. That was pretty fast.
Link: https://kucinta-setia.blogspot.com/2018 ... first.html
Good news for the queen, KLM will apparently keep the 747 a bit longer.
Link (in french):
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-28-kl ... 03593.html
https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/08/28 ... 400-fleet/
The one that most surprised me was the 757-200. Flew it for the first time a few months ago on a long trip (LIS-EWR) and that was one powerful T/O.
Other powerful plane that I have experienced are A318, 747 (that was a 2 hours flight), 789 (1 hours flight) or Dash 8.
smi0006 wrote:When they were at the high point in the AF fleet, how many did AF have? Where were the sent? Mostly states or a bit of Asia too?