This might be the dumbest hot take I've seen in a long time. I'll say it here first. DL is likely to suspend a lot of small markets from your beloved DTW. This isn't civil aviation being reborn.....its the apocalypse. DL apparently closed reservations on several long haul routes ... leaving only 1x...Jump to post
Exemptions to face coverings Young children under the age of 2. If a Customer is unable to wear a face covering for any reason (even a verifiable medical condition), we regret that we are unable to transport the Customer at this time, due to safety risk of asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission by Cus...Jump to post
Price can include training, spares etc, but the cost e.g. the RAF paid for the first nine P-8A's 2016 costed £3 billion ($3.9 billion). And I guess just like other Air Forces, the Europeans might like to operate home build and customized aircraft, spend the money at home. At least the Germans and F...Jump to post
For the A300, (a) it's a short haul aircraft, I doubt that it would've offered much improvement over the KC-135, let alone the KC-10 or L1011. (b) Airbus at the time was a strictly civilian manufacturer. EADS (now Airbus Group) didn't form until the year 2000. Of course the individual companies, e. ...Jump to post
LH: Using Passenger Planes as Freighters No Longer Worth It "Even now the prices in the market are higher than they were before, simply because there is so little capacity," said Gerber. Despite higher prices, the business is not a sure-fire success: "We have a cost apparatus for 100...Jump to post
Some German politicians are using the recent decision to relocate one third of the US troops from Germany to other places as an opportunity to, once again, advocate against the acquisition of F/A-18. They called Trump's recent actions "arbitrary", "acts of pressure" and "bla...Jump to post
This is sounding a lot like the A380 Of course it's going to sound like the 747 . its the largest aircraft around. Doesn't necessarily mean its the same as the 747 ....given its about 50-100 seats larger , can fly to basically all airports, has one of the best passenger and cargo capabilities on th...Jump to post
They're nearly immortal because their mission is extremely simple and they can be built very cheap. No expensive sensors, no outdated computers, no delicate stealth coatings. No ever-increasing armor, no need for noise and emissions regulations, no maintenance issues thanks to unlimited support by t...Jump to post
Guys, you know, the market will end recovering and airlines will need aircraft like the 779X Not for a long time. The trend is moving to smaller aircraft and higher frequency. This was even prior to COVID. There will be more cancellations or conversions, before there are sales. This is sounding a l...Jump to post
It also gives us: Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € -12.4 billion, € -4.4 billion in Q2 So, similar to Boeing, a LOT of cash flowing out rather than in. Airbus has said repeatedly that they are very worried about their supply chain. Airbus is, to an extent, too big to fail but ...Jump to post
In terms of local emissions, aviation nowadays is almost negligible. You might notice slightly increased carbon monoxide or nitrogen oxide levels on an airport tarmac but it won't affect an entire city. This would look very different if we were still flying around in smoking 707 and DC-8. In large w...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Why can't Boeing build fuselages in Charleston? They don't need to ship them.
Looks like LH is doing training flights to keep the crews current: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh9919
A333 today, A20N yesterday.
Obviously needs a radar and associated cooling, pylons for missiles, other sensors such as RWS and maybe MAWS, chaff and flare buckets etc. Do they need to put the F414 in and modify the airframe to accommodate it for all the extra weight that making the aircraft into a light fighter will add and i...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, anyone have any idea what a low mileage, basically configured tranche 1 Typhoon might be worth? And 15 with all support equipment and some spares? Considering that (a) nobody except Indonesia has asked to buy Tranche 1 Eurofighters and (b) Austria is willing to replace them with F...Jump to post
Would the F-15EX not be a possibility? Boeing has been very aggressive with pricing and support costs, though I'm not sure what real specifications the Austrians are seeking. Boeing's aggressiveness comes from their need to be competitive against the F-35 within USAF. New export customers are unlik...Jump to post
Andrw wrote:As far as my knowledge goes, military aircrafts seldom have their transponders on, even when flying over Europe.
ADent wrote:rbavfan wrote:The 787 was was a passenger models with a sensor with battery backup & had a bad wire.
The 777 on fire is a Freighter, not a passenger model and does not have the device that caught the 787 on fire.
Freighters don’t have ELTs with batteries?
Or is this a remnant of the aircraft's much discussed higher speeds for landing/take-off and the need to get to those speeds faster? Yes. The MD-11 has a small and relatively old wing, which requires a high take-off speed. Also, its inefficient design required a lot of fuel to achieve the desired r...Jump to post
Good luck not leaking and starting a fire. Most likely, this will happen. Lightsaber Unless fuel drips onto something hot like an engine (which is pretty unlikely in flight but can happen after landing), you'll just leave a slightly annoying trail of fuel droplets in your wake. Distance between air...Jump to post
The SaM146 was manufactured by Safran Aircraft Engines of CFM fame, and was developed from the CFM56. There are some Russian components, but the engine is western designed and built. Unfortunately, the aftermarket support for the engine was severely lacking, they should have gone with a CF34 or sim...Jump to post
If that document is not a forgery and the outcome of the proposal is an agreement to sell Austrias's Typhoons, it begs the question of when. I presume Austria would have to drop air policing temporarily if this went through in the near future. How quickly could Austria induct a new fighter type if ...Jump to post
Followup for April 2020 passenger and cargo numbers in Germany: https://www.adv.aero/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/04.2020-ADV-Monatsstatistik.pdf -98.6 % overall passengers -14.7 % overall cargo May has proven to be almost as devastating as April, with only a very minor increase in passenger numbers ...Jump to post
Is there a plan to put the aircraft in a museum? There are only 2 "preserved" A330, one as a café and one as an (underwater) diving attraction. That's not true. There is at least one more A330 that has been preserved as an aviation museum in KTM, Nepal -- the Turkish Airlines A330 that we...Jump to post
workhorse wrote:Who's left? Lufthansa and Vamos?
VRHNM wrote:Rumour has it that the world's first A330 has been retired today. Cathay Dragon B-HLJ (ex-VR-HLJ, F-WWKA) has left HKG as KA2486.
This is a weird move. They have a good leisure brand called Eurowings, they did a lot to make it a bit like the old Air Berlin (route wise) and now that's being thrown away? I always thought LH Group's strategy was - LH + LX premium - OS + SN semi-premium - EW + WK lower cost/leisure I wonder if cu...Jump to post
I agree with everything about the FO...but was the Captain asleep? From the AvHerald's notes on the press conference: The captain was busy setting up the approach and communicating with ATC causing him to detect the airplane status with delay. Although the first officer's motions caught the attenti...Jump to post
Well hopefully the downturn will allow these more fringe carriers to scrape off the mediocre pilots. The paper trail for the FO of resignations from clearly failing training and then failure to upgrade (yeah, Mesa!) should've been obvious to anyone. The thing is, he was fully qualified, had a valid...Jump to post
The SSJ are used to serve various smaller airports in central and eastern Europe, these will suffer from the change to Rossyia. O&D traffic originating at the destinations served by Pobeda will also be less compared to Aeroflot service. Why would that happen? Because of lowest brand recognition...Jump to post
I can understand the change from a Russian domestic travel point of view, but the only brand that is well known internationally is Aeroflot. The SSJ are used to serve various smaller airports in central and eastern Europe, these will suffer from the change to Rossyia. O&D traffic originating at ...Jump to post
I would say that whatever fighter Finland chose to operate, it could not resist a determined Russian attack from the air. In that context, what does it matter which fighter Finland chooses? In the face of overwhelming odds in a conflict with its neighbour, won't the real need be for an air policing...Jump to post
Was the aircraft repairable?. Not sure if this was sarcasm, but the photos on AvHerald show a completely burnt out fuselage. http://avherald.com/h?article=4d9f126c&opt=0 Apparently the aircraft hit a donkey on the runway. I didn't know that the Q400 was certified for unpaved runways but Beledwe...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1282905566168449024 Large holes in the flight deck. Reports are that the bow is no longer an issue, but there's smoke coming out of the stern now. It might not be a complete write-off but repairs will be very costly with this amount of damage. Ships and airc...Jump to post
Ok, but if we need really just a dedicated disaster relief ship/fleet, that can be done more cheaply. The Dutch ships for instance are basically floating hospitals, vs. the offensive capabilities the Wasp class are designed around. Again, if we're not going to engage in an offensive amphibious assa...Jump to post
Almost 24 hours after the fire broke out, firefighting operations are still ongoing. Looks like heavy damage. Washington D. C. -- UPDATED 6:49 a.m. EST July 13, 2020: As of 6:49 a.m. firefighting teams continue operations continue on board USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in addition to aerial firefight...Jump to post
No only helicopters will use it. A small Luftwaffe unit with just three Cougars. They might even limit flight movements to the north military apron leaving the Tegel runways open to remodeling. At BER, actually at Schönfeld on the northern side, a new VIP building will take over all VIP aircraft. P...Jump to post
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On the other hand, the small fleet and lack of forward bases meant that the B-2 could not .... What "lack of forward bases"? Is the B-2 so specialized that USAF are unable to deploy support crew to any of their existing overseas bases? They didn't have a problem stationing 3 B-2s at RAF F...Jump to post
Somebody once said "quantity has a quality of its own". The B-2 fleet is probably a great contemporary example of such a highly advanced but ridiculously expensive weapon system. Small fleets also make every loss hit hard, so you might not want to use the asset in the risky operations it ...Jump to post
The best outcome right now is to actually enforce what we have in place in matters of law. In other words, airlines will HAVE TO refund within 7 days - provided merit - otherwise, face aircraft impounding, partial/total bans on flying and/or very heavy fines. The problem here is that the entity tha...Jump to post
The Mitchell Institute has released another study, this one covering their proposal that weapons systems be judged and financially reviewed based on the cost they have to effect an outcome against a more vanilla unit cost or cost per flight hour,. I still think there is a place for a unit cost and ...Jump to post
First of all, they could pay full fares instead of heavily discounted ones. In this case, no advance payment would be required, according to the ticketing rules. Railways work the same way: it is your choice whether you pay SNCF, DB and the likes € 19 in advance and risk to loose your investment co...Jump to post
Even rail and bus operators usually only charge on the day of travel. There's no reason to make airlines special. Btw Lufthansa is in the spotlight here because it has the largest debt to these corporations, but all airlines are guilty of this practice. Some are slightly better than others, at least...Jump to post
Today Embraer delivered the fifth E190-E2 to Helvetic Airways, msn 19020038, HB-AZE, and is 1600th. EJet family (E170, E175, E190, E195, E190-E2, E195-E2) produced: Source: https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1206768-embraers-1-600th-e-jet-delivered-to-helvetic-airways The article doesn't menti...Jump to post
How about the other side of this. If a big tanker isn’t an option and increasing bingo range or loiter time are the primary requirements why not just bubby refuel more? Naval fighters do it all the time, SH and Rafale, and yet nations importing those aircraft haven’t (as far as I am aware) bought b...Jump to post
Not really IMHO. The A321 is comparable to the KC-135 in size but all nations that operate the KC-135 try to replace it with something larger (A330 or 767 usually). The extra fuel of the widebody is just too useful. Small air forces usually belong to small countries, e. g. Switzerland, that don't ne...Jump to post