enilria wrote:Good luck on that. Amazing with all our technology we can't find every piece of metal in the ocean bigger than 3 by 3 meters.
Heh, I thought the 78Xs would go to Scoot. Can't wait to see it wholly painted.Jump to post
"twin-aisle airplane seating 220 to 270 passengers" sounds more like a 767-300 to me ( ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_767#Specifications ). 220-270 sounds like it would be well within the 788 territories to me. 788 is advertised to seat 240-250 in a two class configuration. IIR...Jump to post
Newbie-ish question that might be out of place here, but I don't know where else to put it: What is it about the C-Series that scares Boeing (and to a lesser extent Airbus) so much, while they seem to get along with Embraer's offerings? The potential for a CS500 or 700?Jump to post
Aviation will be one of the last (if not the last) industries to abandon fossil fuels. Energy density is a nice to have elsewhere, but absolutely essential here.Jump to post
I'm just an armchair engineer, but I'm skeptical of a widebody MOM unless it's something like a 788 with slashed weights,Jump to post
Air New Zealand plans to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York City and Chicago once the airline orders and recieves either the A350ULR or B777X. They don't have to wait, 789s and 359s are already operating routes around that length. EDIT AKL-ORD 7112 nms AKL-EWR 7656 nms compared to.. SIN-SFO 734...Jump to post
ahj2000 wrote:First, does anyone know why Ecuador and Argentina are excluded? I assume politics.
Does anyone know the difference in journey time between: SYD-DXB-LHR and the replacement: SYD-SIN-LHR Cheers SYD-DXB-LHR 24hrs5mins SYD-SIN-LHR 23hrs55mins Thanks for that. For some reason in my mind I always though travelling via DXB to London would be quicker. I guess you learn something new ever...Jump to post
I guess the interesting question is why isn't HKG more of a player in the Kangaroo Route. After all, it's almost directly under the LHR-SYD great circle path. Maybe because of Chinese airspace wackiness?Jump to post
mercure1 wrote:You can tell the government really loves the airline as they are willing to sell the phone company and use the proceeds to keep airline going.
winginit wrote:Not to mention the pending JV between LATAM and AA.
Could BNE-JFK be doable with a bog-standard 789? It's the shortest of the six potential routes mentioned, but still about 500 nms longer than PER-LHR. My guess is that those 500 nms make a massive difference.Jump to post
OA940 wrote:Plot twist of the century they order A330neo
And of that 1500, about 1400 are still active. Only 25 have been scrapped/written off, although I am sure a number of the 80 someodd stored frames are done for. Boeing is still a little short of orders to make 2000... How many have been in write-off incidents? Off the top of my head there's the two...Jump to post
Did he demand the in-flight entertainment play The English Patient?Jump to post
That is ambitious, to say the least.
One question: would a potential PPT flight fall under the Argentina-France bilateral?
Samoan Govt. has terrminated the Virgin Samoa agreement- last flights in OCT/NOV 2017. It will be interesting to see how VA proceeds with their APW flights from here... will they maintain their AKL/BNE/SYD-APW flights? I think the Samoan Government will regret making this decision, they think VA is...Jump to post
FTE-USH is the busiest flight that doesn't touch Buenos Aires. That I did not expect.Jump to post
More security theater to make flying into the US more annoying. Looks like it would be pretty straightforward for the true baddies to dodge these measures.Jump to post
And unlike the USA, Australian carriers have no beef with the ME3.
Curiouser and curiouser...
WA707atMSP wrote:My guess: Rather than replace the VX Airbii with 737-Max, AS will wait to evaluate the Boeing MoM concept once it is finalized. I think AS could be a MoM launch customer....or they could choose to operate a split Boeing / Airbus narrowbody fleet.
LATAM, AA and Azul already fly 5 times daily from MIA & FLL to Sao Paulo airports, is this really a good business decision by AV Brasil or an ego trip ? 18,000 to 20,000 gallons of jet fuel twice daily is a lot of money hope they want to burn some of it. Not every airline from South America nee...Jump to post
I'm confused. Why is there a bust of Jaime Vardy in an event honoring Cristiano Ronaldo?Jump to post
Haven't heard of any plans to rename ROS after Messi...Jump to post
SCAT15F wrote:Boeing's 260 seats in three classes widebody proposal (definitely NOT an MOM) will either flop or not get built.
It is possible to go around the world entirely on 737s, I was bored one day and figured out a way to do it. I've tried to come up with a route for the A320 family, but I can't figure out how to cross the Pacific. Try northern Russia I.E Vladivostok-Nome I don't think anyone crosses the Pacific with...Jump to post
This whole "MOM" thing started out as a 757 replacement aircraft with 4500-5000 nmi range. Okay, so if its now 787-8 size, fine, but its NOT an "MOM" and its NOT addressing A321/757 size. That's another thing that makes me wonder. They're going to develop a brand new plane with ...Jump to post
Wow, didn't recognize CR7 in the middle, thought he was Kroos.Jump to post
URC-ALA is a bit over 500 miles over some pretty mountainous terrain, that's about the distance where you might as well fly.Jump to post
If it wasn't for the big puddle in between, that would look like something Ryanair would do.Jump to post