That's quite a surprise. I wonder if this is in any way connected to France's recent support of Greece regarding Turkish influence and exploration in the meditteranean. If 8 jets are actually 'free', what does France expect in return? How is Greece going to integrate these into their large F-16 fle...Jump to post
This may be officially a commercial flight, but it is in effect a diplomatic/Govt flight, and security will be handled accordingly. You might as well change the logo on the plane today to say 'United States of America' I guess you could change the logo, but yet the fact remains that an aircraft wit...Jump to post
Thanks. Will they be using a 787 for this flight? Sources close to the airline say it will be a Boeing 737-900ER (4X-EHD). Yikes; this is poor marketing in my opinion. i would assume the press would cover this extensively and when you have TV cameras - size does matter. Does El Al have a marketing ...Jump to post
Among those left out of the list: France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Turkey. It sounds like Eurovision doesn’t it? And the odd one out is... China! Straight from the source! One wonders..... The list was compiled taking into consideration the various countries virus R number. T...Jump to post
I guess i woke up today in a strange surreal world. Guayaquil mayor orders city cars to block the runway and prevent IB6453 from landing. The plane had crew only and was going to pick up and repatriate stranded Spanish nationals. Finally the plane landed in Quito. Same thing happened to a KLM flight...Jump to post
And I thought the S-300 / S-400 was perfect for Turkey. Maybe they are now finding out the payment terms are stiff. After being told for months and months that buying the S-300 meant no F-35's, they may be regretting their decisions. Rumors have it that -when operational- the S400's will be deploye...Jump to post
According to their homepage, AVATAR signed a LOI for 30 B747-8 worth over 10 billion $... Good luck! Http://www.avatarairlines.com/boeing-letter-of-intent/ Scariest part is that the bluecoats in Chicago might take this seriously, considering Boeing's philosophy this last decade. Maybe they'll count...Jump to post
Apparently a Croatian delegation is visitng the 111th Fighter Wing in Greece to inspect the Greek F16 Blk 30's. The article (Greek only) hints that Americans were also present during the visit, but its sources have not clarified if they were US Embassy personnel or LM people. https://www.pronews.gr/...Jump to post
This is just a rumor and i just wanted to share with you. The mother of a flight attendant said she received a phone call from her daughter saying machine guns were being fired in the cabin and then the connection ended. The stewardess was from the city of Nova Kakhovka and was my wife's classmate. ...Jump to post
Jshank83 wrote:Supposed video of it coming down.
https://twitter.com/alihashem_tv/status ... 77250?s=21
Zagreb intends to privatize Croatia Airlines and its selling a 70% stake. Reuters reported that Aegean submitted a non-binding bid, but said the final decision will still take some months. Its the second attempt, as A3 had bid also in 2015 and had passed thru to the next phase of privatization, but ...Jump to post
So many posts holding the FAA in contempt for an error Lufthansa allegedly made... Usually that happens when your credibility goes down the drain. Quiz: When FAA re-certifies the MAX (if ever), all the other agencies will accept its word for granted or they'll check every bolt before giving a green...Jump to post
Turkey asks US if it can join JSF program. US says yes. Contracts are signed. Turkey asks US if it can buy Patriot SAM's. US says no. Well, that's half the story. When Turkey asked for Patriots, it demanded also the source codes along with technology transfer... something that US has done only once...Jump to post
For example, if the Iran/Saudi dispute gets serious, Qatar/Emirates/Etihad and Gulf Air will all suddenly find themselves in the middle of a war zone. Saudi Arabia is blockading Qatar and Iran could blockade and deny overflight to all of these countries, but Turkey has a relatively good relationshi...Jump to post
For the price of 1 supertanker you can buy 10 CL-415's. Especially in this Amazon disaster, those could take water from the huge rivers and drop within 5-10 minutes, while a supertanker would need 1-2 hours to go to a suitable airport, refill and get back to the scene. All one would need is a refuel...Jump to post
Well, good luck filling up those 200 birds IF and WHEN they fly. It's not only the matter of fixing the problems, but getting approval from several bodies this time, since apparently the FAA approval won't be enough for Europe or China. Working for a travel agency, lately I've had cases of people as...Jump to post
From what I've read, the red line that Turkey can't cross is switching on the radar and begin integrating them into the defense network. That isn't expected to happen until October. So there is still time for a diplomatic solution. It will be interesting if Trump defies our allies, the Defense Dept...Jump to post
Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Best comment ever. :D Although i'm pretty sure it'...Jump to post
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-says-gps-mysteriously-disrupted-in-its-airspace-but-planes-secure-1.7413357 Don't really know what to make of it. Can aircraft loose GPS signal but ground based systems remain unaffected? The Syria issue may not be on the news anymore, but the global power...Jump to post
What bothers me most is the "dark politics" regarding this whole matter. Here we have an (obviously) flawed plane, 347 people dead, unknown date of returning to service.... ....and suddently you get a vote of confidence, most probably for PR. I mean, flying cattle class does not actually m...Jump to post
To the above: Tu-144 was in some aspects aeronautically more advanced over concorde. Those aspects did not make up for a useful airplane. Concord was a more or less solid airliner within its role as a pioneer in this field. Tu-144 had some major design errors, more or less resulting from poor proje...Jump to post
An interesting point. QR's ATH-DOH routing goes over Syria for the last couple of months. This particular flight took the long route through Turkey before turning south. Could it be because with the original departure out of US, there are concerns about flying american pax over syria? Does anyone kn...Jump to post
A Greek website (most of them have daily reports on the Turkish S400 spat) says that according to its sources, a compromise has been reached between US and Turkey, in such a way that both sides can claim "diplomatic victory" and don't appear to back down. Key points: Turkey gets the S400, ...Jump to post
As long as Turkey controls the Bosporus. Perfect place to hide Russian ICBM carrying subs if they ever would control the access gate. NATO will go very far to prevent this from happening. The straits status is governed by the Treaty of Montreux and cannot be changed unilaterally. The only way for t...Jump to post
NWAROOSTER wrote:......The only downside is the heat and sun's ultraviolet rays can be hard on the exterior paint.
Call me conspiracy lover, but i smell some Huawei smoke somewhere.
It's not only the 350 or something MAX's flying already, it's about the production also. As i heard on Bloomberg TV, Boeing recently upped the production to 57 monthly.
Time to ground all 737MAX, too many casualties. Grounding entire fleets are not viable options. There are companies which have an all-737 fleet. Would you shut them down? What is needed with urgency is the that investigation proceeds at record paces. AFAIK the final report on Lion 610 has not yet b...Jump to post
Surely there must be more to this story? FR just said "bye" to everyone after landing in Timisoara? Hard to believe. What about the crew? The bird in question returned to London and has already made the Stansted-Salzburg flight. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ei-ekkJump to post
SQ22 wrote:Who is paying the charter rate of the A3 bird?
Due to bad weather in Thessaloniki (SKG), Ryanair 8562 doing the STN-SKG route diverts to Timisoara. Greek media reporting 100 passengers decided to take the bus home, but for the other 100, the ministry of Interior has chartered an Aegean bird. Yes, we all know that "what you pay is what you g...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Another thread is on going (slowly) viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411647
Apparently some guy with serious wetdreams of becoming famous broke thru the security gate and started roaming the apron. For about 4 hours arrivals diverted to alternatives and most departures have been cancelled or departed with a huge delay. https://ifn.news/posts/hannover-airport-halts-flight-op...Jump to post
The 318 CJ (TC-ANK) landed about an hour ago carrying RTE.
https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/ ... 0988114945
Well, 3 days to go for the general elections. Noone ever said no to nice publicity
ATH Hellinikon (LGAT) never had any bridges until it was closed in 2001.
I remember doing a 1990's GRU-ATH in a TAP L-1011 with stopovers in GIG, LIS and OPO.
Start your own plane ferry and delivery business.The you can be a bit of everything. Owner, pilot, mechanic.
And after 5 years come back here, update us on your progress and make us all proud for achieving something most would dream of doing
I call BS on that article. I mean, the "super rich" like indeed to showoff, but that's throwing money away. Let's bypass for a moment the gas guzzling nightmare that most probably would require triple fuel than other types.... The overall maintenance and usage costs would be off the scale ...Jump to post
The big question of course is why would an Israeli citizen (as per article) book a FRA-BKK trip with Kuwait Airways. I mean, FRA has no lack of options, even bargain tickets or charters that fly almost daily. Sounds like someone is just trying to find an excuse to provoke any kind of incident. Stran...Jump to post
Heh. Brings back memories of AMS-NRT with a stopover in ANC.
Obviously no need for a stopover now, but could we see a similar polar routing? Or would they go as far south as Azerbaijan?
Is Turkish airspace really forbidden for Cypriot planes? Because of the 1974 invasion or did I miss something? AFAIK Turkey does not recognize Cyprus, so letting Cobalt make use of its airspace would be -at least- unheard of. And i recall that up to a few years back, when i flew frequenty SKG-LCA w...Jump to post
They said they wanted to start with China iirc. I hope they have competitive products. They sure are gonna need them. Also when you say ''proper business class'', does the word proper refer to Europe's idea of Business Class or a normal persons idea of it? I assume they're getting more planes to la...Jump to post
Funny no one mentioned the Concorde :) Was an absolutely beautiful bird. On my favs: 747-8 MD11 727-200 Adv. A345-346 (big engines are sexy). Good, but not pretty... A380 767 Tu-144 (just an honorable mention since Concorde was on the top). Strange looking, but takes some time to get used to them an...Jump to post
I don't even know if it is possible, but i'm sure it's impractical. You don't just build a runway and name it an "airport". The maintenance alone would cost the embassy some 100 times (or more) its bugdet. Apart from that, one rarely finds embassies in the suburbs, as they prefer to be nea...Jump to post
How did people travel before laptops? Who chooses a vacation based on a laptop in their carryon during the flight? This thread seems to have turned into another outlet for people to air their grievances or dislike to certain politicians or countries...aka emotional. At least wait until the ban happ...Jump to post
If the union's best argument is "put US jobs at risk", then the case is most probably lost already. Norwegian Longhaul has 14 787's and is waiting for another 18. The parent Norwegian Air Shuttle is flying around 112 737's and waiting for 119 more. (all figures from wiki). I doubt the admi...Jump to post
OMG, the lawyer's face. He's already counting the zeros on the check he'll split with Dr. Dao. Definitely not about United anymore. It's about the industry, The "i think corporate America needs to understand that we want to be treated nice" is worth around 5 mil. Add 5 more to the evacuati...Jump to post