There have been booking engines on the web that could filter MAX flights out before the grounding already. To convince the public the MAX is safe again will be a big venture. This will no job for spin doctors but for engineers and hard facts. If this doesn't work the 737 will be toast.Jump to post
I'm travelling a tad more formal myself but I cannot see any problem with a dress like that. An airplane seat is not a royal lodge or similar so airlines should respect the way their paying customers are dressed. I think it is more disturbing to see some people put their bare feet on the seats or ev...Jump to post
London City might be even more high yield - per passenger. Possibly wall street heliport is highest yield using this logic? Or Monaco heliport and such. Samedan, Aspen, Cannes.
Considering the overall demand the major's hub airports must belong to the group you look for.
Looking back it is more easy to think about the reasons for lack of demand of VLA. Here are some. Feel free to add: -New twins with latest engines being as cost efficient per seat as VLAs were offered -these aircraft make more point to point flights possible and weaken hubs where less VLAs were need...Jump to post
Young passenger 747-8 would make for good freighter conversion material with long service life left.Jump to post
Eight is still a lot. How about A320neo family, 787, A350 and 777-9 only? Brutal I know.Jump to post
I'm against repainting the VC-25s. The Raymond Loewy design is a national icon and global symbol for the US. It used a lot of historic elements for the lettering "United States" and such. That is way more than some politician can design for short term PR-value. Keep the classics please and...Jump to post
I flew business class with them several times long range (A380 and 747-8). It's pretty good with mini suites and enough for me. The first class seats look just like a waste of space to me. I couldn't afford it anyway.Jump to post
The engine the want to use is still under development. They are using 3xGE turbojets for the XB-1 Two years ago they said they'd have an engine but just couldn't talk about it yet as it was military. Now they say they haven't even decided if they take some "existing", modified or future e...Jump to post
As so much traffic is transpacific and very much growing supersonic travel certainly makes sense. Now more than ever.
If this miniature Concorde with a lot of promises but not so many facts yet will be the one to do it remains to be seen.
After two years they still have no engine for overture it seems. But all numbers and promises are related to the engine used.
As long as they fail to name the engine I fail to believe in the project. And I have every sympathy for unconventional start ups.
Don't see an engine change happening.
Airbus has terminated accepting new orders for the A380. However they will continue to service all airplanes over their lifetime. That might include more updates from the plus pipeline.
The plus was a standbye branding for different upgrades they had in the pipeline. Wingtips, PIP, cabin enablers and such.
ANA took the small crew backstairs option that had become available. The plus never took of.
That makes no sense. The longer it is grounded the more likely that the fix is implemented and reviewed properly. I would have been uncomfortable if the fix was completed and approved in a couple of weeks. The longer it takes the more complex the issues behind seem to be. It's not a fast fix anymor...Jump to post
The longer it takes the more it starts to feel uncomfortable to fly on a MAX to me I have to say. It should get some new certification as a different type after being modified as required. Just insisting on it being so similar to the NG doesn't cut it for me. Train the pilots properly and when they ...Jump to post
Boeing should be completely open about what the flight behavior of the MAX is and how to steer it manually in "MCAS-situations". Train the pilots for it bring back their confidence. Afterwards the public confidence will hopefully come back. Plus we need openess about how one system failure...Jump to post
Keep Embraer as a company name and maybe change the aircraft programs to B220 or whatever.Jump to post
Boeing should just tell the airline pilots how exactly the MAX behaves in slow flight and how to handle it in manual flight without MCAS in order to fly out of it manually. If pilots would know they could be prepared and handle it themselves. No MCAS needed anymore. Maybe the FAA can even give it a ...Jump to post
Future MCAS 2.0 will be deactivated after one cycle (not sure if just for the moment or the rest of the entire flight) but then the airplane will fly „unprotected“ by MCAS 2.0. This system degradation combined with the MAX’s raw flight behavior (easy elevator feel close to a stall) should be trained...Jump to post
Why is there not much support for more pilot training concerning MAX and trim anomaly handling at this time? If some come to the conclusion already that the pilots are to blame wouldn't better training be the next thing to implement? It feels like "they" just want it to be ungrounded and n...Jump to post
The PPL itself is fun to do and you learn a lot. Keeping current afterwards and learning on is more expensive on the long run. If you have the money do it.Jump to post
Isn't he from London? I don't think he is with QR.Jump to post
Emirates has time limited leases. As new leases don't materialize at the same good conditions (as old leases didn't create the expected ROI to the investors) no new orders were possible. That killed the whole program.Jump to post
I'd say the FAA's (and politics...) part is bigger. They have contributed to the chaotic system of outsourced certification work without their direct oversight. We need to bring back more independent certification work. Only this, not pushing things through the pipeline again, will convince global a...Jump to post