No they can convert as many as they can afford. Just monitor the airport at Oscoda, the conversions were done there. And how much Bussiness they can attract outside of the USA. The Aussies are more than happy to contract heavy tankers. Same with various South American countries. Let’s+see what the ...Jump to post
I still wonder why no airline has managed to make the A380 work as a low-cost cattle class plane? An all-economy seating A380 can host 853 passengers. Around $30 per km in fuel. ATH to SIN is about 5621km, making fuel costs around $168630. Divided by 853 it would mean $197 as a minimum ticket price...Jump to post
It will be a hit with all the flying schools out there and it will drop the costs I guess.
I know it is far fetched but do we know the minimum charging times from 0% to 100%.
Edit: To reply my question on the max charger of 20 kW a bit more than 1h to fully charge them.
I wonder what happened here... So basically a flight arrived and 12 out of 91 were tested positive. All of them will quarantine in hotels on the expense of the Greek government. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/covid-19-greece-quarantines-all-passengers-from-qatar-flight A few hours la...Jump to post
I wonder what happened here... So basically a flight arrived and 12 out of 91 were tested positive. All of them will quarantine in hotels on the expense of the Greek government. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/covid-19-greece-quarantines-all-passengers-from-qatar-flight A few hours lat...Jump to post
The Emirates route to Larnaca is shared with Malta. I very much doubt that Larnaca is able to support a 777 to Dubai on its own There used to be a 2x weekly (if I remember correctly) Malta - Paphos Ryanair flights as well before the recent developments so I guess there is some traffic between the t...Jump to post
Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tr...Jump to post
Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tri...Jump to post
ATC recording has pilot saying he lost an engine: https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1263793483141218304 Dont know how genuine the recording is and I am not really good with accents but I get the impression the pilot says: "We lost engine s " not engine (which is pretty important d...Jump to post
Interesting plane. Does anyone know the config of it as it seems to be a combi with the seats on the back (?) Its been a few years but when I saw it it was a majority cargo configuration with about 30 seats in the front in a 3-3 config. Why would they have the windows in the back if the seating is ...Jump to post
Malta is isolating completely as of Saturday. Only cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights will be allowed effectively meaning that the island is isolated from the rest of the world with no one coming in or going out. https://news.yahoo.com/malta-stop-incoming-flights-saturday-085939181.html I ...Jump to post
I wonder what justification is being used for the hike? Probably that the current tariffs aren't working. Airbus hopes that USTR’s position will change, especially when the WTO will authorize the EU to impose tariffs on Boeing aircraft, including the 737Max, 787 and 777 aircraft in the May/June tim...Jump to post
A short interview of the captain of the Wamos Air 747 bringing Britons and Spaniards back to Europe.
Congrats to Airbus. The A330 is an amazing aircraft from a passenger’s perspective. It’s also liked by flight attendants. Because I am genuinely curious can you please elaborate on the last part of your sentence as to why the neo is liked by flight crew? Is it the case for the 350 or 787 and if not...Jump to post
In the times that we live you have to triple check everything. The person behind the twitter account lives in California (if his profile and the TV news pics are to be trusted), the account was opened only recently and from a quick search I can find no trace of him on social media. I would take it ...Jump to post
Someone on Twiiter posted a picture of a Surface-to-air missile wreck, claiming it was taken from the crash site. Reverse search did not find any other similar images that were previously posted, so the image may be recent, but it has not yet been confirmed that it was taken near the crash site. ht...Jump to post
How is Ethiopia less advanced than Iran? I believe Ethiopia had to send their MAX recorders to France for reading. The Ethiopian crash was much more violent and the black boxes were badly damaged. This might or might not be the case in this accident but at least from the first images it seems that ...Jump to post
Hmm - an interesting state of affairs, not sure how accurate. There are reports of 63 Canadians having been being onboard. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/63-canadians-killed-in-plane-crash-near-tehran-ukrainian-official-1.4757783 Not really. It was mentioned earlier in the thread that there is a con...Jump to post
IMO not for all airlines. Ryaniar don't want to introduce the MAX in the summer, because it's their busiest season. And pushing back deliveries of the MAX200 for Ryanair frees up delivery capacity for other airlines. That would be an uncharacteristically strange move from MOL, or an extremely expen...Jump to post
This article discusses potential further aircraft that ‘could’ be utilised from overseas.. Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/firefighting-aircraft-in-mothballs-overseas-while-country-burns-20191228-p53naw.html From the article: “He said an aircraft worth testing was the Bombardier CL-415, a t...Jump to post
Once I was on a Ryanair flight which had a tech stop in Stansted and arrived to Luton around 45 mins late. We actually stayed on the plane and flew STN-LTN, pretty interesting.Jump to post
How can you be so sure the MAX will fly again? Do you have information we don't? The problem the MAX faces is not that unheard off. You can always kill the additional lift at high AoA with some strakes or vortex generators to disturb the airflow on the lift creating parts. This comes with a full bu...Jump to post
Workers can collect unemployment, take overdue vacations, possibly allowed to draw on sick leave, there may be a fair amount of training to catch up on. A lot of workers have second jobs they do or can do. Workers and Boeing are fairly sure at this time that work will resume. A lay-off which could ...Jump to post
new WSJ reporting this evening: https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-weighs-cutting-or-halting-737-max-production-11576448990 (it's not behind a paywall at this point) Being reported that halting production is preferred option. :shock: Ouch....thats bad news for Boeing. Let's see what they announce ...Jump to post
new WSJ reporting this evening: Boeing is considering either halting or further cutting production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled airplane’s return to service and could disclose a decision as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter. https://www.wsj.co...Jump to post
Wait, isn't it "Airbii"? The plural of bus is buses - “Look at those two green buses over there.” As opposed to “Look at those two green bii over there.” The plural of Airbus is Airbuses while the possessive is Airbus’s Isnt it Airbus' (without the s)? Also it has been explained with fact...Jump to post
It's not such a bad idea, if they make it that far. Between North Africa, Greece, Italy including Sicily and Sardena, there's a lot of connecting traffic potential from NYC, especially as a seasonal Summer route. I could see them operate to NYC in the Summer and India in the Winter, hence only 2 ai...Jump to post
Have no idea about cars. Always a motorbike person but I am very curious what score the Cybertruck will achieve on pedestrian collision tests. I know that a lot of work has gone into bonnets and front bumpers to mitigate the risk to pedestrians (and bikers) but this thing seems to be designed to cho...Jump to post
looks like Ryanair had to ground 3 737s due to the issue Indeed. Artcile here with more details. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/boeing-737-cracks-ryanair-grounds-three-planes-due-to-cracking-between-wing-and-fuselage/ar-AAJUQKo?ocid=ientp And the original here https://www.theguardian.com/busin...Jump to post
Ryanair is leaving due to the new German eco tax and higher social cost for employees based in Germany. Didn’t Ryanair shift all it’s French, Italian and French bases to Malta Air to employ crews under local contracts? How can they? Ryanair is moving only 10 additional aircrafts to Malta Air I beli...Jump to post
Ozair wrote:Makes one wonder if the decision to forego the F-35 for the S-400 by Turkey is such a wise idea…
Google is your friend, if it is already available. The only honorable way is to step down for Boris Johnson, so we know he won't do that. But it is going to be slightly harder to force a no-deal Brexit for him. He might try to prorogue parliament again, but this time for 15 days or so, at the begin...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:Ye, unlawful, so the speaker of the house can reconvene Parliament. It turns out Parliament wasn't prorogued after all.
I think they would make announcements in this order: "Are there any pilots from our airline on board?" "Are there any pilots that know how to fly a 747?" "Are there any pilots on board at all?" "Is there anyone here that has played Flight Simulator a lot?" &q...Jump to post
Of course there no solution alavalibe because the only other solution is technological, for which the EU has already ruled out, the only other solution is give up NI and no PM will ever suggest that as that would be political suicide, and that is also really the only solution the EU will accept. Ge...Jump to post
Mr. Johnson went to Luxembourgh and he got lunch. The first meeting between Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker has not produced anything worthwhile. The British Prime Minister did not come up with a solution for the biggest bottleneck for Brexit: the solution for the border between Ireland and N...Jump to post
Nice story for a change. Due to the French ATC strikes Easyjet was facing multiple delays hence a pilot who was actually flying as a passenger volunteered to fly the plane to Alicante where another standby pilot would be called for the flight back. Win-win situation I guess. https://www.businessinsi...Jump to post
Situation in Freeport
https://twitter.com/kionnemcghee/status ... 6949954560
DL747400 wrote:Why does it seem as though India has been struggling much more than other countries to handle the latest in aviation airframe and engine technology?
... BTW a poster (a hungarian ATCO) on avherald states that they flew over Serbia and Hungary without even advising ATC that they had an engine failure. Not to doubt the Hungarian poster but how can they not advise when they asked for a FL240 for the whole overflight? Wouldnt that raise questions f...Jump to post
... ... Ultimately Turkey is keen for a domestic aircraft, the TF-X, but this is still on the drawing board and I personally don't have confidece Turkey has the ability to build it but if the Turkish Government is happy for the Air Force to contract for a few years waiting may be worth it. Noting a...Jump to post
After the deal between the EU and Turkey in 18th March 2016 that number was cut by 90% so as you can understand the problem is more political than anything. At the moment Turkey is hosting around 4mil refugees. It’s not even about numbers as much, it’s about basic order and respect to the law in Eu...Jump to post
Are you implying EU should invade Turkey? The prob is far more complex and political than you think... Most of those migrants are coming from Africa, setting sail off the shores of Libya. And European liberal NGOs are working hard there. There are 2 steps that will drastically reduce the inflow. A)...Jump to post
Just turn the boats away from Europe tow them back to where they cam from. I’d also send in special forces to sink them in port before the migrants use them. Shooting the smugglers would also be a good start, they’re little more then pirates praying on human misery. Are you implying EU should invad...Jump to post
Interior shots below: https://imgur.com/PKpxKtt https://imgur.com/4HJKhsw https://imgur.com/0z1zouB Excellent pics, thanks a lot! :thumbsup: Looks like new times are coming and A321LR plus XLR will be the planes making the new era exciting! :stirthepot: Thats a strange J class sitting. Is it 1-2-1?...Jump to post