The massive wings and nacelles have the oddest effect on the aircraft's appearance. It looks almost small. Until you start focusing on known reference points (the cockpit windows, the triple main bogey, nearby objects) and you realize that the thing is actually absolutely enormous. I have had the s...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:Still not confirmed?
I think it's pretty clear WW's statements about used A380s were posturing to get lower prices on 777x and once that worked we aren't hearing a thing more about used A380s from WW. He just mentioned "six more A380s would make sense" for BA in an interview with German Aerotelegraph: https:/...Jump to post
That's basically a list of airlines that fell for the Skytrax scam. Ranked by total amount payed to Skytrax, in descending order...
Check out this thread:
The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.
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Shifting gears ... when is the tentative opening as of now? October 2020. But that requires that the fire alarm system gets accepted by supervising agencies no later than end of July this year, so they can begin testing of the airport's safety systems. Another issue that popped up is that some of t...Jump to post
LTU932 wrote:... because of things such as fundamental design flaws (which came to be because of the initial cost cutting), union problems and the sheer incompetence by the authorities to supervise the projects.
you broad statement on Ethiopians who rarely fly seems like a pretty colonial point of view as if to say "the savages were easily frightened as they believed the aircraft was indeed a magic steel bird dropped from the heavens" Lol.. nice try... Transportation in Ethiopia is mainly done on...Jump to post
Chances are these Ethiopian passengers fly very rarely, if ever. So a touch and go in bad weather can understandably be a stressful experience. So we might cut them some slack and not use their misfortune to boast about our own self-perceived toughness and bravery... oh wait... it‘s to late for that.Jump to post
Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel. What we might see in the future is a crackdown on very short air travel of about an hour of flight time or less, since trains can pretty much match the overall time needed to get...Jump to post
I wish there was a numbers breakdown in this, but I have a feeling that Garuda got a sweeeeeeeet deal to stay Why? - Brand new MAXs fall out of the sky - Garuda threatens to cancel their MAX order - The MAX fix is taking time, grounding expected to last until late August at least - Garuda agrees wi...Jump to post
Looks a lot better in it's natural element. I'd get rid of the blue line above this swoop though...Jump to post
It's ok... could be worse, I guess... But there's something off about it. The swoop doesn't harmonize with the bold and strong "UNITED" lettering. The globe is refined nicely but it seems kinda outdated to "cut" the tail off when it meets the fuselage. The swoop almost seems like...Jump to post
Here's todays "The Daily" podcast with an interview with one of the whistleblowers. Quite damning... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/podcasts/the-daily/boeing-dreamliner-charleston.html I'm surprised by some of the reactions here. With multiple sources reporting similar issues at CHS, i...Jump to post
They got an extra flight on the Jumbolino out of this, so I'd say overall it's a positive :lol: Although I believe WDL flies it in the high density 3-3 config.... I've been on D-AMGL last autumn when they were wet-leasing for Easy. Total shitbox.... The cabin looked like it was from the late 90s, m...Jump to post
Heinkel wrote:DocLightning wrote:1989worstyear wrote:If she was a year older this wouldn't have happened (16 is an adult).
18 is an adult.
How can you call yourself an adult, when you are not allowed to drink a beer (not to mention liquor)?
VirginFlyer wrote:Hash tagging it with #ET302. Classy.
The photo at this link (and in the press release) shows the 787-9 in Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss colors. To me, this would seem to mean that the 787 has been chosen as the group-wide airframe for that category. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1105808261100523523 https://pbs.twimg.com/me...Jump to post
325i wrote:I would say it was out of respect to the souls onboard. Well done Boeing. 325i
Condensed version of the ATC recordings:
vhtje wrote:Oh for heaven's sake. It's parody - as such, it is meant to amuse through exaggeration, whilst at the same time, make a point.
Tell me again how a wall, without any of the other things mentioned above, will work? The actual wall doesn't make much sense and even Trump knows that. It's just a symbol for his base. He runs on fear, paranoia and anger and he needs to build that thing as a calming lotion for his supporters if he...Jump to post
I did read the article, and here are some of those instances; In one, sent in November 2012 as union reps organised a Christmas pub lunch, Captain O’Neal asked: ‘What food you want n****?’ So, is that designed primarily as an insult? Or is he asking a friend what food he would prefer at an event wh...Jump to post
The first example may or may not be intended as an insult; it could be a friendly salute albeit using a word that is not PC. While the comparison by Speedbird was indeed ridiculously over the top, the issue at hand is clearly not a "friendly salute". Please read the article in the opening...Jump to post
hypersensitivity Bingo. What basically happened: I'm going to go with this because it's great, until it fits my agenda about playing the race card. And poof. Another snowflake born. FYI, some of the biggest racists I know are not white people either. Some of them others are, but racism isn't only w...Jump to post
Very interesting Episode of NPR's "How i built this" Podcast with Neeleman:
https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman
Dont really care what they say. That poll was mostly like bombarded with leftists. Regardless, Fox is also MSM. Part of the problem.
Sorry to be so blunt, but that has to be one of the worst liveries i've ever seen...Jump to post
eamondzhang wrote:Here we go again, another A vs B thread.
TheSonntag wrote:usually well informed site "Lufthansa Taufnamen" http://www.lh-taufnamen.de
How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...Jump to post
How is that even supposed to work for Lion Air? They're pretty much an all Boeing airline with flight, cabin, ground and maintenance crews plus all the equipment trained, designed and optimized for 737 operations. The investments needed to shift all that to the A32Xneo, the only real alternative, mu...Jump to post
https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html
"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson
Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing. German Aerotelegraph says the reasons for them being taken to a hospital were "stress symptoms", not physical injuries. Which is understandable when you just spent 120 m...Jump to post
Few things are as weak and unmanly as men trying to spin this push for more gender equality and freedom into some kind of "social engineering" or an "attack on men". Seriously, the self-victimization is pathetic. Show us some real numbers about women being "less qualified&qu...Jump to post
I think it's pretty much inevitable that a third major airplane manufacturer will emerge from China. They have the money, the people, the ambition, the demand. The only question is when and how long it will take them to get to the same level as Airbus and Boeing. What part Russia will take in it rem...Jump to post
The greens are making inroads in elections in Germany at the moment. Last time that happened Germany shut down its nuclear power plants, burning more dirty coal instead. Yes, quite the irony. It's just another strain of populism. Ironically, it's also wrong. Germany's nuclear plants haven't been sh...Jump to post
Probably delayed due to the events in Indonesia todayJump to post
What did Ryanair get from this that they couldn’t do themselves? Slots at TXL and DUS. They are effectively buying a part of Air Berlin in their ongoing effort to increase their presence at major airports, trying to get away from their classic "runway with a shed" type of airports out in ...Jump to post
kh1 wrote:I think it will be A380 in new livery
This is bullshit Because on the road you can get away. An aircraft is a closed environment. You are condamned to each other. Completely different situation. You dont seem to underatand that. Meeting each other at the toilets again can be terrifying for that woman. This guy even literally threatend ...Jump to post
So his reply Why let facts destroy a good narrative? was not for me but like speaking to President Trump. Why let facts destroy his propaganda talking. That’s how I see it. I may be wrong, of course. As in "My dear leader please don't look at the facts, just feed us more of your BS because we ...Jump to post
I think the liberals are just shocked, because Trump says things no other president said before. He is totally free of old fashioned diplomacy and facts. Being "free of old fashioned diplomacy", as in backstabbing, disrespectful, short-sighted and incredibly egoistic. Kind of like him cla...Jump to post
Only true friends, that would support America, not false friends like Germany, who gladly sell their cars but refuse to buy American. They are enemies and should be treated as such. We buy very few American cars because they are mediocre. But we do buy iPhones, use American web-services, the freaki...Jump to post