and its going to keep Airbus honest in the future too. Why? Airbus could skip the next thirty orders of this size before their narrowbody backlog would be zeroed. They'd be foolish to concede on price to IAG; let that airline group eat the cost of introducing new support processes, pilot training a...Jump to post
Read the article of Willie Walsh wanting the 737 MAX on simplyflying.com..It.s not about putting pressure on Airbus for pricing.That article explains what the plans are with the MAX at IAG. That article adds nothing further from the mouth of Willie Walsh, and adds nothing to this thread. It just qu...Jump to post
kaitak wrote:Great (and very surprising news)
BA is Boeing's trading symbol on NYSE. So the prior poster is absolutely right. But I can see how that can cause confusion too. "The Boeing Co. ( NYSE:BA ) operates primarily in SIC Code 8741 - Management Services and NAICS Code 561110 - Office Administrative Services" There's absolutely ...Jump to post
I for one quite like the change, the current baby blue is hideous and fails conjure up any images of the United States, Baby Blue is not one of Americas national colors so I look forward to this more subdued scheme, let's try and not conflate this administration with aesthetics It's actually Consti...Jump to post
Thank God most of the world is made up of countries which do not require airlines to seek and receive approval from government in order to change their livery. China, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia? Now that is another story. You might want to ask why the BA retro BEA A319 couldn't have authentic ...Jump to post
timz wrote:What have they done to this H-37 or whatever it is?
DUBLIN AIRPORT are to introduce plastic-free water bottles as an alternative for travellers to take before boarding their flight. Over the next few weeks, plastic-free bottles will be made available for customers and will be added to the shelves located after security screening in both Terminal 1 a...Jump to post
There are few new engines that impress me. The GE9x is one. Only a few engines have dramatically altered the competitive landscape: 1. JT8D 2. CF-34 (first 'high bypass') 3. JT9D 4. BMR-7xx (owned high end business jets forever) 4. T700. Finally what the triple spool was capable if. 5. GE-90 6. GTF...Jump to post
I have no info, but I could see a major upgrade of the CH47 coming up. New engines, rotors, systems, cockpit etc. It would take year / billions, but the market seems to be there. Boeing-Vertol investigated that in the early 1990s with the Model 360, which was a Sea Knight-sized composite airframe w...Jump to post
The C-32B has only become known recently, could be the former Comco aircraft. Not really a recent dscovery, the C-32Bs have been known about for over a decade. There was even an AAR photo published of one being refuelled in 2010... https://airrefuelingarchive.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/img00466.jpgJump to post
You have to ask yourself can BA afford to drop 3 747’s off long haul flights during the summer peak? I don't have to ask myself that; I had two seats in row 53 booked on a 747 to Glasgow. I know it was true. Fair play to BA for providing full refunds on demand, which itself is implicit acknowledgem...Jump to post
If customers had any principles they'd ignore BA on this route. Given that BA ignored them for 10 years. Sadly, they'll book whomever is cheaper at the moment. Which just means airlines will continue to treat customers and routes like disposable items. Why would any airline show any loyalty to a rou...Jump to post
No doubt Boeing respects the rival that pushed them so hard they rushed out a plane that subsequently got grounded and is under investigation, but I doubt both companies are holding hands around the campfire, especially at the top level. Oh I think they might well be very friendly at the top level....Jump to post
Another early mistake was in reducing the fuselage diameter of the A300 in panicked response to a dip in passenger numbers. Originally it was wider than the 777! It turned-out that the fall-off was short-term, but Airbus was stuck with the narrower fuselage all the way to the A340-600. The A330 / 34...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:it still puzzles me why KLM invested in this. If they wanted to do something like that, they could just station 3 EMB170 in Antwerp and start operations.
Instead of pushing for safer environment you want a monopoly. :boggled: :boggled: Were you same during the CS series takeover? Quoi? He is complaining that competition has been *reduced*. How is that favouring a monopoly? The Airbus take-over of Bombardier reduced competition. So does this; Boeing ...Jump to post
It is bemusing to see Boeing boasting about Agile when the software world is now in the post-Agile era; certainly, some aspects of it are useful for developing a smartphone app but as mentioned above it doesn't 'fit' in big-scale, complex-dependency projects. It just leads to more meetings and more ...Jump to post
Y'know, I always forget that composite fuselages were first rolled out In 1989. Oh wait, they were rolled out decades later.
Why all these appeals for government regulation to address the issue? And I suppose the police and courts would then be involved in prosecutions. Airports and airlines are commercial operations. Let them find their own commercial solutions to the problem, stop subsidising them with public money. May...Jump to post
joeblow10 wrote:I fly into a number of places that would otherwise be a 2-3 hour drive from a major airport.
Paying for a cabin bag isn't a solution; I know some photographers who refuse to fly any more with their kit after the airlines said "sorry, no room; we'll refund you the fee". Which isn't any use when a bag contains $10,000+ of equipment. I also read a story about one photographer who res...Jump to post
This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. It wasn't hysteria back then - it was a valid response to numerous design issues and shortcuts taken by MDC in order to 'beat' Lockheed into flight and into service. And it's not hysteria now, i...Jump to post
Looks a bit cobbled together, but legions better than a Eurowhite alternative. But what is it with aviation photographers who just stand to the side of the runway and give us copycat side-on spotter-shots? I want to see the underside; one tacky aspect of the Blue Rising was the unpainted stripe down...Jump to post
Sorry, inprecise language. If a car had many issues it was mostly manufactured on Mondays. Most Monday cars are fine. When I heard a similar story many years ago it was 'Friday cars' that were the issue, because the workers were rushing construction in order to hit their targets and get out for the...Jump to post
SEPilot wrote:I question this chart. I do not think the 707 in any form was ever used for 11 hour flights.
Heathrow has needed a 3rd runway since I first visited London in 1990. When you visited in 1990, Heathrow already HAD three runways; 27L, 27R and 23. Three of the original six. The correct wording to use is 'an additional parallel runway' for Heathrow. The seventh, if you feel chronological. Why is...Jump to post
Consider that profit is what's left over after capital investment, fuel, salary, interest payments, leasing payments, hedging losses, failed investments, advertising, air-to-air photo shoots, event sponsorships, recruitment costs, executive parties, stationery cupboard replenishment.... and still th...Jump to post
The E7 doesn’t have a low level mission but it can be refueled in flight, they would be useful for that as well This is very geeky, but technically the E-7 *did* have eyebrow windows; because the two actual E-7 were based on 707 airframes. They were later redesignated EC-18B and later became part o...Jump to post
If you posting on a small localized airline could you please say the name in the title. Or you could just skip the thread, it's obviously not intended for your quaint little corner of the World. The ICAO code for Danish Air Transport is DTR by the way. Would you prefer that? Congratulations to the ...Jump to post
I thought that it had something to do with the internal layout/fittings. So 22 meant it was fitted out to UA standards. No, the options and layouts are recorded on internal Boeing systems alone. They are *partly* revealed by the airframe's Variable Number. Those are composed of a block identifier o...Jump to post
I strongly doubt any of the things we're having issues with today go as far back as McDonnell Douglas. lol The current institutional problems are the legacy of decisions of people like Harry Stonecipher who came from... guess where? And the first 7E7 / 787 Program Manager, Mike Bair, stated clearly...Jump to post
I use this thread to ask the million $ question : why are we still asked to use specific 4 digits squawk codes for each flight (sometimes several when crossing FIRs!) while pretty much everybody is mode S equipped now (at least in upper airspace) ? Squawks relate to flight plan ( or absence thereof...Jump to post
$50 million sounds like a lot to us plebs, but in the airline world it's just daily expenses. A single Trent 900 under an A380 wing had a list price of $25 million new though I don't think airlines could even buy it for that 'little' due to additional spares and maintenance packages. The list price ...Jump to post
Very simple final conclusion for Boeing: P.B.S. meaning: Profit Before Safety It was ever thus. Corners were always cut and lives were lost. Why just one actuator on the 737 Classic rudder? Why use easily-pierced aluminium fuel lines in the belly of the 727? Why no full hydraulic boost on the 707 r...Jump to post
Correct about the leasing, and a lessor will usually keep its aircraft on a 'safe' registry in case of default; makes repossession much simpler. See also Aeroflot's fleet. I think it has something to do with the fact that it’s cheaper to register an aircraft in Ireland, hence why Norwegian has EI- r...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic are replacing their 747 on the Belfast to Orlando flights with an A332, anyone know if this is due to their 747's being phased out or just less demand on the route? That's incorrect, there are only five A332 VIR flights scheduled for Summer 2019. The 45 other movements will use the ...Jump to post
Yes that is a nice RT callsign. Their ICAO code is EJU, they started introducing it on selected flightplans on 30 March. And their new IATA code is EC. Funny enough. Which is pretty much irrelevant since like the other two Easyjet companies they don't use the IATA codes on tickets or flightboards. W...Jump to post
It seems as though as Electronic systems have gotten so good that basic skills are not taught or emphasized as much anymore. With the limited Flight experience I had I had thought basic flying skills and practising really unusual situations in the simulator was what was emphasized in more advanced ...Jump to post
Ryanair have brought forward their route reductions at Belfast International, originally planned for the Winter schedule but now being implemented from the start of June. Best check your bookings because people I've seen affected by this haven't received any notifications of cancellations, until the...Jump to post
What's the story with Boeing management, has something changed in the last decade or so ? Is a "management class" in charge now, with little engineering understanding ? Boeing culture and management changed with the merger in 1997, this is well known. But the company itself has a long his...Jump to post
Gender and sexuality are two different things. OK, so gender diversity would be a male logo on one side and a female logo on the other. Both wearing similarly-revealing costumes. End. But it becomes complicated when people bring sexuality into the diversity mix. Why should sexuality be on the nose ...Jump to post
It still is quite conditional. The Kingdom intends to abolish ownership rules, but apparently has not yet done it, as it expects reciprocity. And I am glad the UK plans to do so as it was one of the most blatently protectionist laws in the EU. What does it matter who owns an airline, so long as it ...Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:It looks like a 707 on it's way to final assembly...