Certainly not but it's only a close distance from the Netherlands and ready to handle dutch language travellers.Jump to post
CDG and FRA would happily share the additional revenue.Jump to post
If there is any country that can deal with rising sea level it will be the Netherlands as they have done successfully for hundreds of years already. They gain land from the sea.Jump to post
From a passenger standpoint I don't trust Heathrow flights to not miss connections. In the old days low ceiling terminals were a pain with bus transfer and long lines. Now the terminals got improved but I -being a fast walker and travelling light- missed several long hauls due to long walking distan...Jump to post
Thanks. The FAA cleared the MAX to fly that is what counts from my view. However the -10 and -7 certifications feel to be stalled for some reason. It was a short fuselage (=most tricky) -7 that did the successful test flights for recertification already and the long fuselage (=least tricky) should b...Jump to post
They would have expanded it if they really wanted to over all those years. Wouldn't more capacity at LHR end the BA dominance and role?
Now after Brexit and with new longer range point to point narrow body aircraft I don't see it happening ever.
It seems to be a little late for the manufacturer to come up with an idea like this now. So many years they ignored this most promising conversion in order to not affect the factory build 777F. Only now that several aftermarket companies market successful conversions they wake up finally? Boeing bei...Jump to post
Keeping it available and using it are different things.
Why would the airport want to move his passenger revenue business left away from shops and parking and restaurants to the north (T5)? They desperately need passengers to fill the new terminal and serve the credits.
No manufacturer will be burning trough budgets again with very big aircraft soon. It will be the middle of the market and slightly below where new things happen.Jump to post
I don't see a need to get any 767 military transports now. The USAF has enough C-17 transport capacity. Some have been parked. Congress before reordered C-17s several times above what the USAF had said it wanted. Manufacturers are hoping for the next tanker transport program for the time after the K...Jump to post
What I really started to hate in inflight magazines were ever returning picture heavy, sort of poor man's national geographic, stories like the beautiful rooftop tiles of Palma de Mallorca or old scenic cobblestone roads in La Provence or all those colourful garden fences of Poznan.Jump to post
The Skymall catalogue was my most welcome IFE over many years while listening to strange mono muzak through huge pneumatic plastic tube earplugs with violin heavy sound originating from somewhere below the armrest. I liked inflight magazines until they became pure destination marketing platforms pro...Jump to post
You have absolutely no facts here to support your assertion. Your opinion is being swayed by a media narrative that is biased towards exaggeration and which sees conspiracy and duplicity where there is none. The narrative is seldom as simple as the media portrays it, largely because the media can't...Jump to post
It is too late now. Boeing should do what they did with 757/767 in CFRP now. New airplanes. But do it not just talk about it.Jump to post
If you consider investing in Boeing you should mainly consider their military business as well. They are just moving their group HQ next door to the Pentagon because they consider defence to be so important. On the commercial side I am not so sure if the 777X is long term "okish"? It feels...Jump to post
Lufthansa wants their 777-9 and is in hot water as the planned capacity is not available on schedule. They certainly have NOT delayed anything because they would not need it.Jump to post
What is Boeing's current strategic vision concerning commercial airplanes future? Say, be number one globally within ten or fifteen years or similar? Aside from current troubles do they WANT to invest in major new programs? I feel it would help much if the leadership would just commit to develop new...Jump to post
It's funny that they seem to keep some visual continuity with the new dark blue Lufthansa branding without formally claiming to be Lufthansa. In the old days Condor was a part of Lufthansa now their are not anymore but it feels like this would exactly be the style of some current LH holiday airline ...Jump to post
Boeing has the 787 to start with. This can be used for the NSA and NMA. Separating commercial airplanes from the military business by selling it doesn't make sense from my point of view.Jump to post
If Boeing is smart they use the expected defence cash flow coming in from arming up against Russia and China to recover their commercial business. It's a growth market if they believe their own predictions. The commercial product pipeline is empty. This must be changed with a variety of smart produc...Jump to post
What I don't like is the head to bin ratio. Even with enlarged bins there is not enough space for carry on luggage for everybody as the seat count got moved up. This seems to have started all this extra fees for carry on and prebooking fees hassle. Maybe future fuselage diameters should be widened A...Jump to post
Single pilot possibly or optionally manned or similar? Wouldn't it make much sense for Boeing to keep the 787 cockpit? Modern, certified and large customer base.Jump to post
It will all depend on the engines available at program launch.Jump to post
They don't have unlimited funding. It's better to time things right in some realistic way than to start early while not ready yet and then end up in problems or compromises.
There must be a lot going on in the engine business behind closed doors these days. Who knows what they are waiting for?
According to some recent statement of the Airbus CFO Airbus seems to increase the planned cash available from 7 to 10 billion dollars (euros?) to be prepared for any possible upcoming Boeing program in the next years.
It would be great to see more program activity after such a long wait again.
I do business travel as well and I am different. Early in and late out is what I need and get. I do not change my flights. I am sort of never done early with business meetings. If I still need to kill time I talk longer to people or sit down at the airport with my laptop waiting for the pre planned ...Jump to post
Problem with warming up things is one day you end up with many things in need of replacement. The all new 787 was the better approach.Jump to post
It's good to know the fast rubber stamping has ended. No more errors under time and cost pressure please.Jump to post
NMA has been talked about for ages it still would be great news if they would launch something. After so many years of planning they might have some smart product concept at hand already. The manufacturing will be the interesting part.Jump to post
They should have done a combined 757/767 MAX instead of the 737 MAX using the tanker funding. And then build a clean sheet 737 follow on.Jump to post
Why would Embraer want to buy Boeing? It was the other way around: Boeing wanted Embraer to get access to their C-390 and to their lower paid high quality workforce. For some reason Boeing missed this opportunity. It looks like any talks are terminated and not much cooperation is left?Jump to post
Bottom line: the An-225 could take heavier and longer loads than the An-124 could, and further. True facts and a difference. But on the other hand the wing span limited any practical airport use of the An-225 up to the point to make it an "unwanted" exot that blocked flight operations on ...Jump to post