Interesting sidenote: while the IAG press release mentions those aircraft at destined for Vueling, Level and British Airways' Gatwick ops, the Flightglobal order tracker has them split 50/50 between Vueling and Level. Does Flightglobal know something we/I don't, or did they make a mistake here? I'm...Jump to post
codc10 wrote:First flight of a downscaled demonstrator, maybe...
UPlog wrote:Makes sense.
The economics of a 5 frame subfleet can’t be very compelling.
As far as a prospective livery goes, I don't expect a whole lot more than an all white fuselage with a red tail (similar to the new Flybe minimal purple Q400) and thin billboard lettering saying 'Virgin Connect' in a style not dissimilar to the current 'Virgin Atlantic'.Jump to post
Breathe wrote:I'm not an expert in the field, perhaps it could do well just as a small cargo airport with other associated facilities like refuelling U.S military planes and Ryanair maintenance.
We'll never know now. But I seem to recall if im correct, that when BA flew their A380s to FRA they only sold a limited number of seats on it so any last minute tech issues it could be replaced with the usual equipment and no stranded pasengers. So possible this could have been managed the same way...Jump to post
Just United and Icelandair as far as I know...Jump to post
GLA got the 777 tonight, is this back to normal 777 ops (I did read somewhere the initial A380 service was for a short period) or is this just a one off because of aircraft / crew / ops? Sandyb123 EK27/28 = A380 EK25/26 = 777 The A380 will continue throughout the summer schedule and return for next...Jump to post
Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? I'd say they "clearly" won't be happy having had to park up so many 787 for so long and also that the Delta influence is coming to bear too. It may also of course be advantageous to pair the A330Neo with t...Jump to post
Well the boom in legacy LH Germany to GLA didn't last long... LH FRA - down to less than daily W19 LH FRA - S19 no A321's scheduled LH MUC - scrapped for W19 and of course Eurowings DUS gone from S19 Could we be seeing a repeat of history or just a winter blip? No, I think we're seeing the effects ...Jump to post
Just wondering what became of runway 32R at ORD ? Did the accident influence it's closure, did it carry on in use for years after the accident ? Did the trailer park also close out of respect for the victims or for other reasons ? Looking at the area of the crash site on FR24 satellite imagery, ther...Jump to post
f4f3a wrote:Yes it’s a private equity firm . Hopefully more successful for they employees than greybulls efforts with monarch
There hasn't been an airplane with as bad an omen attached to it as the 737 MAX. I sincerely hope that Boeing have indeed fixed the problem. I don't think anyone wants the 737 MAX to fail, and if you do, you are delusional. Boeing have invested too much into this airplane to just throw it away. If ...Jump to post
Well it sure sounds like BA and Alex Cruz have become the 'Self-Righteous Brothers'. They appear to have lost the lovin' feelin' and now it's scone, scone... scone...Jump to post
shamrock350 wrote:Fellow IAG carrier Aer Lingus offers a scone with a hot drink for €5.50 or £4.80 from their own buy on board menu which is arguably better value.
I see no more new paintings! Any one knows whats going on? Did they decided to stop painting with the new livery? The paint shop is closed for the summer schedule - it should resume end of August. Plan to have 30 repaints by the end of the year. Why does a paint shop close for summer ? Does any oth...Jump to post
sandyb123 wrote:A long way from home for that Twinstar. Does anyone know the mission / reason it was in the UAE?
So will growing environmental concerns and government taxation schemes see a scenario of quantity versus frequency in air travel ? In other words, does the VLA have a role to play in future, just as we are considering them to be dead dodo's ?Jump to post
I think the new owner of WestJet is unlikely to have the company reverse course toward being a ULCC. It is more likely they will become more of a legacy with the associated pricing. Coupled with this acquisition it would seem Canada fares are going to go up a lot. Yes, there would seem to be some '...Jump to post
The A380 triple airbridge at GLA was only constructed this year and opened a month ago. The official line is that it can handle other aircraft as well and that the existing single airbridge needed replacing anyway due to age. I suspect there will be others at other airports in exactly the same posit...Jump to post
I've seen his stuff too and would describe him as an aviation enthusiast who got lucky. Definetly no more an analyst than anyone else who enjoys aviation as a subject and an adept 'i-phone on a stick' style blogger. Sometimes I'm reminded of that lad a few years ago who had pretensions about startin...Jump to post
Reading the detailed press release this decision is more about Bombardier rationalising its operations back to a core. Belfast in particular supplies aerostructures to more than just its parent, so arguably it makes commercial sense to spin it out and use it as a supplier. It could thus also be arg...Jump to post
I recently took a Delta A359 domestically (LAX-ATL). I imagine this was the "Vanilla" variant? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1419669 While searching for the answer, I actually found this thread discussing similar things that this thread is discussing: https://www...Jump to post
Perhaps he failed to mention the scooter was battery operated when he checked with the airline ? What I don't get, is that he has been an amputee since 1984, but that he hasn't encountered this problem before ? What I don't get is the sheer number of people in this thread replying who obviously hav...Jump to post
Perhaps he failed to mention the scooter was battery operated when he checked with the airline ? What I don't get, is that he has been an amputee since 1984, but that he hasn't encountered this problem before ? I know Li-ion batteries haven't been around that long and that the regs have tightened in...Jump to post
I noticed inbound flights in various holding patterns on FR24 then it came on the BBC News. Yes a suspicious package on the inbound EasyJet flight from Gatwick. It will be interesting to hear how this occured and if it ties in with the 'disgruntled insider' theory in relation to the Gatwick drones i...Jump to post
Anyone able to provide a list of airlines who will completely cease 744 ops in 2019 ?Jump to post
I don't mind it, not excited by it, not put off either. If anything it looks like an update of the update applied to the 787 and max arrivals.Jump to post
Will they paint the 757's or leave them ?Jump to post
xwb777 wrote:Several airlines has shifted some capacity to DWC rather than cutting capacity.
Cathay Pacific is using the B777 into DXB while British Airways has upgraded its evening flight to an A380.
by738 wrote:Nice to see the A380 at GLA as a result!
When are we going to see any Flybe aircraft in the new livery?? I believe the new 'new' colour scheme has been shelved. Seems foolish to have yet another expensive rebranding when the darker purple 'F1' colours have become so widespread and familiar. Some of the Q400's have yet to be painted in tha...Jump to post
Here at GLA I believe we are getting a 'one off' preview visit in Oct 2019. I assume we'll see no more A310 activity next year then ?Jump to post
atcsundevil wrote:Because this thread is very likely to turn into an off topic debate, the thread will be moved to Non Aviation.
Successful first service and quite a crowd turned out to see it too.
BBC News - 'Superjumbo' lands safely at Glasgow Airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-47954910
EK77WNH wrote:Boston is sort of mirroring GLA with the EK 380. Ours starts 1 June and is also kind of weird in that it runs just through September. But they bring it back for services December through January.
6 passenger flights maybe. But how much freight is handled at PIK, how many fuel stops etc does the airport handle ? I’m sure on the face of it the passenger numbers don’t justify the airfield, but that’s not always the answer to the question cs Perhaps, but the point was it was bought by the gover...Jump to post
"There has been a strong desire at BA to acquire more A380s" Obviously, not that strong, otherwise they would have acquired more factory-fresh A380s. It seems to me that they like the idea of operating super-jumbos but not the investment they require. How can one name this a "strong ...Jump to post
Nothing to do with 787 engine issues and associated costs regarding leasing replacement aircraft then ?Jump to post
What’s wrong with manufacturers these days ??? I feel that we have reached the edge of current technology limits and continuing to push the new models and new engines beyond the limitations. That's my feeling too and that the constant quest for more fuel efficient, and more powerful engine technolo...Jump to post
I flew on it several times, mainly Glasgow to Stornoway and Belfast City too. I can't honestly recall it being excessively noisy, yes not quite up to the competition but a uniquely British piece of aviation that sadly never quite cut the mustard for various reasons. Funnily enough I took a visit to ...Jump to post