These funds basically come in on companies who are struggling under a ton of debt. They then arrange new financing via several methods, which improves the company and its credit ratings. The airline can then be sold on later with debts at a lower interest rating. As a part of all this can be a proce...Jump to post
Name the sources. I am sick of this anonymous stuff. I wouldn't worry about the sources. For those who follow Trump with a modicum of analysis, this is merely further confirmation of the same general picture that has been transpiring from every pore of the White House for almost 4 years now. For th...Jump to post
What really needs to happen is BA's A350/787 deliveries to get rid of the fuel hog B744's. Iberia is more efficient than BA already... Doesn't exactly work like that. The 747s at BA are bought and paid for, with BA's spares support in place and plenty of rotable items in the stores. Oil is also at ...Jump to post
Thinking about the problems comes up with a possible candidate in the A319 with IAE engines. They can be acquired reasonably cheaply nowadays and a conversion job done to add a rough field kit. The A319 is already operating into Antarctica on ice runways. Why not develop it into a hauler for the rou...Jump to post
Public transport has to be an attractive option to work well. Comfortable, clean options such as those American-built Proterra electric buses or street-running metro systems using 1500v DC overhead power. Vehicles with working aircon and heating, and a lack of diesel fumes belching out of the back. ...Jump to post
rfields5421 wrote:We don't have access to high speed internet capable of streaming video. So, Yawn.
My bet is on the GE Passport. The USAF might find this modern engine ticks all the right boxes, or alternatively the Rolls offering which the USAF has experience of. RR USA (Allison) would be ideal to manufacture them and provide support.Jump to post
They could have done with them yesterday. I'm out in Tenerife at the moment and i counted 22 of their fleet at TFS yesterday afternoon. In fact it was pretty much park wherever there is a space there yesterday as at one point there were 52 A/C on the ground around 3pm which is by the far the busies...Jump to post
Doesn’t the 787 have the ability to interchange engines? Wasn’t that one of its advertised features? If the airline wants, they can swap engine type in 3 days or something like that? Just thinking maybe ANA has Plans to do that to the 3 78x with the RRs. The point of the engine interoperability is ...Jump to post
Seems to be a no-brainer to select the GE engines, however with the deliveries starting from 2024 does it seem a bit premature to select an engine at this stage given the likely-hood of RR sorting out their issues by then - especially since they currently own an all RR 787 fleet? Dig into the detai...Jump to post
GE Aviation is in somewhat muddy waters these days: - the LEAP-1B production and deliveries are slowing down (if not stopped at all) due to the 737 MAX grounding; - the LEAP-1C is in jeopardy due to the US administration wondering if they should pull the Export License; - the GE9X is not bringing i...Jump to post
A Northern English delicacy is pea soup and dumplings, optionally made with a ham hock and simmered for hours. Top with dumplings and then into the oven for a crunchy and pillow-soft topping.
Proper winter food. The ham hock releases its fatty flavour and the meat will flake away.
Airbus wants it off the table and filed under "expensive lessons". Everyone is happy and Airbus can easily afford the $3bn as it is far from cash-poor. I expect there were tears at bedtime although the change in leadership would have cleared the decks for this.
Twins and quads both have symmetry going for them vs the lone and different Number 2 engine in the trijets, which had always been not easy regular maintenance-wise. While in theory, trijets would be more efficient, and a natural stepping stone from quads to twins, having an engine which is remarkab...Jump to post
How soon they forget...
The original 4-pot planes in the USA were pushed out by the 3-holer 727. Boeing's original trijet replaced planes such as the 720 or 707-120 for those trips where transcontinental range was needed. Sales numbers bear this out as the 727 sold like crazy.
I have many happy memories dispatching "LY" on both passenger and cargo flights, I think the first aircraft I ever worked on that is older than I am. I've mentioned it before but my one true love is LSAC. Flew that when it was that grubby grey. That one seems to have a distinct engine not...Jump to post
Jet2 and the Dart Group really have their heads screwed on. They have played really well and are well respected with measured growth in established markets. Also operating older fleets to start with rather than ordering brand new or nearly new aircraft helped in the early days. Remember many of the...Jump to post
Where are they going to use all their A330s..They seem a lot for their network..I know they fly them to PMI and TFS in summer but apart from that where else would they be deployed?They can't have them sitting on ground most of the day.. Definitely Turkey. PMI is a daily widebody and one aircraft ca...Jump to post
A320/A321P2F will be a game changer on on the narrow bodied jet freighter market, especially since B737F and B757F do not have containerised lower deck capabilities. Considering how popular the 757 has been as a freighter, that point appears to be irrelevant to freight haulers. Irrelevant. The cont...Jump to post
Willie is the right age to be retiring. His pension fund is probably a nice pot and he's 58. Still got a good few years in him. At 58 I fully expect him to be hot property on the directorship market, especially non-executive posts with good return for minimal commitment. His name has brand value as ...Jump to post
If only Boeing could get this guy back... Interesting article from Forbes "If you think leadership doesn’t matter, look at Boeing." From back in March https://www.forbes.com/sites/brycehoffman/2019/03/20/if-you-think-leadership-doesnt-matter-look-at-boeing/#64ad48702e15 This. A thousand p...Jump to post
Why? Let's turn this around. Airlines like familiarity where possible; sharing of parts and consumables across models and also crews being easily moved between aircraft families and sub-families like the NG and MAX. It saves them money and time. Now look at the sales of the A320NEO and 737MAX togeth...Jump to post
To begin to answer your first question , you need to look at how Soviet aircraft were designed and built. The names you quote were the great design houses, but that is all most of them did. Design the planes. Contracts were then issued to separate constructors as the two functions of design and buil...Jump to post
I’m surprised that Jet2 didn’t buy their own A332 instead of extending the lease by 6 years, it offers the route versatility they seem to like from the 757’s. G-VYGL could be going to Mallorca one day and then Newark the next. . Jet2 are smart I’m sure they have their reasons. Perhaps it’s nice to ...Jump to post
Found homes quickly then . It’s good to see expansion in to the space left From data on Jethros, it looks like LS is taking at least two of the ex-Monarch A321 frames from the TCX fleet. That raises an eyebrow as it means LS is taking the IAE V2500 engine variant, after being a CFM user on the 737s...Jump to post
One of the Avianca aircraft will be going to Titan in the UK to replace a 767-300ER. In service for summer 2020.
Info courtesy of Jethros site.
SQ22 wrote:I have added "Rumour" to the title due to the lack of a source.
They don't have to. Alliances are the product of 80s and 90s thinking. When airlines would issue each others tickets and use lounges for instance. Nowadays there isn't any need to have these formal groupings as the world is interconnected in much more flexible and speedy ways, so authorisations can ...Jump to post
I think for the coming weeks and months, what's most likely to happen is that the existing fleet combined with the reprieve of G-LSAG/H/I from withdrawal will just be used more intensively. There should be capacity to do so as they generally don't use their aircraft as intensively in the winter mon...Jump to post
Jet2 has added 50 extra flights to the Canary Islands up to March 2020. Article only in Spanish Jet2 añadirá 50 vuelos extra en Canarias tras el cierre de Thomas Cook En concreto, las nuevas 161.782 plazas se reparten en 82.646 para Tenerife, 62.038 en Lanzarote, 13.696 en Fuerteventura y 3.402 par...Jump to post
In the first instance, the loan providers. They would be offered stock in the new company to cover their investment. The TCX share of DE is only 49% after all. This way uses the Thomas Cook stockholding as security for the loans. This way ensures that existing shareholders are not wiped out as it d...Jump to post
No idea why everybody keeps bringing LH into the game. Impossible for LH to acquire DE and get EU cartel authority approval! who else would buy it? IAG, Ryanair, Norwegian, employees buy out? In the first instance, the loan providers. They would be offered stock in the new company to cover their in...Jump to post
Whoever gives them the loan, it is important for working capital. Basically that "float" an airline needs to pay the bills whilst waiting for income to arrive as well as investment. That is how XL France initially survived as debt holders in XL took equity in the airline and refinanced it....Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Does anyone care to speculate if Condor was bought by TUI, would it still remain a separate airline, or would it get merged with TUIFly Deutschland?
Amazing how everyone says every part of the business was profitable, yet had over 1bn in losses. It's a long and complicated story that apparently has its roots in the MyTravel days. Thomas Cook was carrying toxic debt loads and that big loss was writing off assets. As the company was registered in...Jump to post
You answered your own question in that TCX keep it going as it's profitable. They go for the tourism passengers and offer great fares. VS and UA are a different demographic, including Business class cabins. TCX is primarily a holiday airline and it's the NYC tourism trade that fills the planes. Hey...Jump to post
You answered your own question in that TCX keep it going as it's profitable. They go for the tourism passengers and offer great fares. VS and UA are a different demographic, including Business class cabins. TCX is primarily a holiday airline and it's the NYC tourism trade that fills the planes. Hey,...Jump to post
Now I am conflicted, as an Australian I don't like NZ winning anything but also can't abide the old enemy... In the end hopefully it is a good game and goes down to the last over to decide. Last over? It went to the last possible ball! That super-over rule sucks for NZ as it was a draw in all but n...Jump to post
Singe me if you want, but I always felt Boeing's core error was to pass over Alan Mulally as CEO. His principle of "Working Together" was the old way of working at Boeing before it all got snippy and penny-pinching. People who worked in the business at the time will confirm that Boeing was...Jump to post
If you take a long look at the aircraft that is rumoured to be coming out, it's a distinct possible for IAG. As A330s come off lease at those who have them, downsizing a little might be attractive. BA itself would potentially want a more tailored solution to capacity than A321s and the odd 772ER bei...Jump to post
Why would they necessarily want to go fight in the worsening financial prospects that the North Atlantic will be as others introduce the XLR too? My prediction is go east and also use on heavy routes where they need payload. The two are frequently the same as many former USSR passengers don't travel...Jump to post
Def did not see this coming! 737s at Vueling and Level make no sense to me but I'm not a CEO so... Congrats Boeing! VY have a motley collection of A320 family planes with both engine types. It will allow them the chance to nail down some costs by only needing one engine type. Plus Willie is a known...Jump to post
That should quickly turn into a huge vat of pigeon shit soup.Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:KFLLCFII wrote:Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies.
Not too sure about the Comet Max, though.
Imagine how cool a Comet would be if you gave it a Nimrod MRA4 style makeover!