Every carrier has their terms of carriage, so whether people like it or not, following the rules is important. By the sounds of this event, the passengers must have acted quite badly to receive this level of ban from AC. No carrier will go to those lengths without a valid reason. There are 2 sides ...Jump to post
Some thoughts: - the entire concept is somewhat reminiscent of the WW2 pacific theater , save for the use of improvised forward bases. Truk and Rabaul look like good locations for combined Air Force / Navy bases. - only 50 B-21 are expected to be delivered until the mid '30s. That seems like a very ...Jump to post
Probably not since the main competitor is U2. Also DBahn. Shortest Köln HBF-Berlin HBF service is 4:17h. Not overly competitive in time but short enough to take some people out of the skies. Is it competitive though? I don't know about CGN but TXL is centrally located and it's quite small. I regula...Jump to post
That sounds like an additional production line, for two in Toulouse and five globally. current setup: 2 FAL lines in Toulouse ( the first ones, can only do A320 ) 4 FAL lines in XFW ( can do full range. The 4th one is the newest setup with increased automation.) 1 FAL line in TJN ( copy of XFW#3 af...Jump to post
I don't know if it is ever a design consideration, but with enough FBW thrown at it, one could emulate the handling characteristics of a 737 in a 777 - which, in turn, can simplify pilot training. Isn't this exactly what Airbus does? At least in a family, all members are supposed to "feel"...Jump to post
Definitely no laminar flow in that area. "Not invented here." Quite a large effort goes into creating unbroken surfaces ( be that wing skins, fuselages or engine nacelles..) the one piece wing skins of a CFRP wing are quite instrumental here. Longitudinal seams have less impact than the a...Jump to post
Presumably they will take an extraordinary loss asap, rather than spread pain over 2-3 years, so the turnaround is seen to occur immediately, so expect a significant write down in A380 values this financial year. Tax-wise, spreading the write down over several years would probably yield some benefi...Jump to post
how is Ryanair doing? Profits down by 21 % , ticket prices down 6 % but ancillary revenue up 14 % (!). Accuses Lufthansa of "excess capacity at below cost prices". I've also read elsewhere that Ryanair wants to fire ~1500 employees, many of which would be pilots and flight attendants. htt...Jump to post
peterinlisbon wrote:Maybe I'm old fashioned, but how about just making planes that are aerodynamically stable?
From the July 25th fleet update. It seems that they are quite literally keeping planes out of the desert to replace the 737MAX until they're ungrounded. But wow, they really expect grounding (late 737MAX deliveries?) and late A321neo issues to go on until 2021! Better safe than sorry... I don't exp...Jump to post
The heaviest Shuttle load was about 30,000 pounds. GF Actually over 50,000 pounds (Chandra). Now for some quick maths ... The ideal rocket equation gives us a straightforward answer how much delta-V we can get by filling the space shuttle's payload bay with fuel. I'm gonna assume here that we'll be...Jump to post
A bit much in what way ? Too rushed and not ready ? The ISRO don’t have a record of being mindless of risk. The GSLV Mk 3 is man rated. I have no doubt that the launcher itself is safe. However, the ISRO neither have a significant record of atmospheric reentry missions, nor are they known for gener...Jump to post
The fourth fleet incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Fleet_(Imperial_Japanese_Navy) flooded the hangars of IJN aircraft carrier Ryūjō . I can't find any information what happened to the aircraft aboard her, but it seems likely that several were damaged, if not destroyed. Did any aircrafts ge...Jump to post
Russia is, of course, denying that Korea's airspace was violated and also that the fighter jets did anything but "dangerous maneuvers", no shots fired.
https://www.rt.com/news/464817-south-ko ... a-bombers/
Hmm I don't think that a Country has the right to intercept a foreign plane while on international airspace. You don't have the right to force a plane in international airspace to do something but there are no rules against escorting them. Particularly if they are in the same airspace that civil ai...Jump to post
Okay... let me change it. What’s the runway length needed for A321 XLR - MAXIMUM LOAD / 196 PAX. Simply intrigued to see if airlines can fly the A321 XLR our of smaller airports. Each airplane has an airport planning guide. For the A321 look at pages 145 to 160 of its guide. https://www.airbus.com/...Jump to post
Last I read, the 767 was the top replacement candidate for the C-32. Ironic. The 767 was readily available when the C-32 was bought. If it has to be from a US manufacturer, shouldn't the 737 MAX be the more obvious replacement? There are many airports that can easily accomodate a 757 or comparable ...Jump to post
The E175's will go by next spring. I read it somewhere. Edit, in the ilsole article linked above, it says that the E175's will be gone by January 2020. I don't understand Italian but Google Translate would suggest the exact opposite. Fleet. As of January 1, 2020, 15 Embraer 175 (regional jets) and,...Jump to post
Lol...maybe we are exaggerating a bit? Retaliation? On a civilian aircraft? A lot of ppl might claim that Iranias are a lot of things but for sure they are not stupid...Even North Korea is not on that level. Retaliation can also mean grounding the aircraft for obscure reasons, or threats to the cre...Jump to post
> Fleet reduced from current 117 to 102 in 2020 > Lease 3 777 and 13 additional Airbus family craft These are two most interesting parts. I wonder what 15 aircraft they plan of retiring, or that is 18 if they plan on adding 3 B777. I see they have 15 E75 in their fleet, maybe they plan on removing ...Jump to post
If BA has intelligence to suggest a threat or breach of security, good on them for acting fast. It will be interesting to see if this has a ripple affect for other Euro carriers or indeed any other international airlines. If it does, it may suggest something worrying, rather than just a “review of ...Jump to post
Travel time of this train is not due to the infrastructure on the Polish side, but on the German side. It takes 2.5 hours for the train to go from the Polish-German border to Berlin - and the distance is 100 km. It takes 3 hours to go from the border to Warsaw - and the distance is 475 km. If the G...Jump to post
If rail transportation is incorporated into the design, then perhaps a high-speed train connection to Berlin could be launched. :duck: Fun fact: There is a direct train 4x daily Warsaw-Berlin. Takes about 5:30 h. If they made this a proper high speed line - top speed is 160 km/h currently - travel ...Jump to post
A good selection of vendors for Columbia to choose from,[...] the Eurofighter In the past, Colombia was supposedly interested in used Eurofighters from Spain. I would expect nothing different in this competition today. New Eurofighters would be too expensive for Colombia. Whether Spain might then s...Jump to post
the write-down is to cover expenditures while the 737max is stored and to keep the line running (as well as paying suppliers). once the fix is approved and implemented, there will over 200 737max to be delivered and final payments collected. Boeing may have stopped collecting progress payments on p...Jump to post
BrianWilkes wrote:In 5 to 10 years from now Air Italy will be the country's number one airline. Alitalia might even ceased to exist!
As it stands, Garuda would only have placed a small deposit against the original order, and for all we know Boeing kept that (non-refundable) deposit scoring a "profit" for building absolutely nothing. Boeing probably did already incur some costs that cannot be directly recovered via othe...Jump to post
That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...Jump to post
Well I understand the technicalities, you are just talking about cash flow. They were going to get 4.9billion, now they are not. Its a loss of 4.9billion. No. Garuda's 4.9 billion would have fully contributed to Boeings revenue but only part of it - say 10 % or 490 million - would have been profits...Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:mxaxai wrote:oof
That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.
The NMA will happen. You can bet on it.
That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.
http://avherald.com/h?article=4be42f25/0000&opt=0 Final report released today. To give the ultra-short version, the pilots put the plane in a way-too-fast descent after going into IMC and ignored 16 warnings they were given. The dead pax was wearing no seatbelt and died of blunt force trauma, a...Jump to post
Having or not having the Eurofighters probably makes less of a difference compared to the political changes that moved Austria from two important borders to the center of a peaceful Europe. The move from a politically neutral country to being a member of the EU likely also helped. they have been an...Jump to post
The 15 Austrian Eurofighters cost 1.7 billion € and have been virtually useless, so far. The most useful defense weapon is the one that you never use. Only if there is a threat that is mitigated by the posession of these weapons. Austria has no navy - for good reasons. Without the Swedish Datalink ...Jump to post
Seems like only Vienna is unburdened by these restrictions. Such a shame OS has never managed to build a considerable and profitable business (long-haul and short-haul). I know OS is not an unimportant player but they are losing a lot of money right now. Could it also be that LH wants to keep on in...Jump to post
Ozair wrote:sell the A2A missile hopefully for almost half a million euros.
What’s the new cabin like? It's a seat by manufacturer Geven, supposed to be better upholstered than the Recaro one, fixed recline in most rows and added in-seat USB power. Seat pitch is unchanged at 30", though, so while the seat may be more comfortable, the added upholstering may reduce leg ...Jump to post
almost all would have resulted in changes jeopardising the common type rating. Strakes definitely do not threaten a common type rating. Just look how many aircraft variants feature strakes that were not present on the original model. The 737 is one of them - the Jurassic does not have the dorsal fi...Jump to post
Only the main deck will be used to carry passengers and there are some weight restrictions out of CCS. Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length? I believe it has to do with the rather sorry state of CCS runways and taxiways. When AV and AR cancell...Jump to post
A graph from the article showing the typical cost curves and percentage of overall acquisition the respective phases of the life cycle take. Very liberal scaling on this graph. The "10 %" development cost definititely fits more than twice in the "15 %" procurement cost and at le...Jump to post
Now I am wondering how much information Turkey has on the workings of the F-35 and what exactly would stop them from handing it over to Russia as a slap in the face to the U.S. in retaliation. Not much, most likely. Of course they have (some) assembly plans and probably some knowledge of structures...Jump to post
Next on the list to reach 30 years old are: ZS-GAL , another ex-Braniff flying for Correndon: July 12th And it still flies! Bringing people to Antalya every day, ZS-GAL celebrated its 30th birthday three days ago. 5558967 We'll see if it reaches the age of the previous holder of this reg, a DC-9-30...Jump to post
Is German government funding being used for Boeing research? Doesn't Airbus have access to NASA research? But what is the source of the information used for this thread? Sorry for forgetting the source. It's this Boeing press release: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-07-01-Boeing-takes-new-technol...Jump to post
5598465 Boeing recently bought and repainted a 772 from Air China that will be used as 'Eco Demonstrator'. What is it supposed to test? Among the technologies being tested on this year's ecoDemonstrator program are: - Sharing digital information between air traffic control, the flight deck and an a...Jump to post
RainerBoeing777 wrote:What madness is this? , I doubt very much that CCS will hold an A380, the track is very deteriorated and they are just doing some repairs
It's pretty easy to give "free wifi" to only a select number of people. On the other hand, if free wifi only comes with more expensive fare classes, it's not exactly free, is it? By that reasoning, if you're paying for a ticket on the plane, nothing is free. It's all rolled in there no ma...Jump to post
We are even further away from any Islamic country (which is the most likely source). Domestic is of course possible but highly unlikely. Compare this to Ireland where it has dozens of countries within an hour or so flight including parts of Africa. A short look at the map suggests that there are on...Jump to post
If an engine is shut down, you still have the other engine, and you can get redundant electrical power from the APU. So no need for the RAT at all Although there have been RAT deployments even if both engines were operational, e. g. http://avherald.com/h?article=4b3d825b&opt=0 or http://avheral...Jump to post