Philippine Airlines A359 RP-C3504 on departure from TLS on delivery flight Thank you very much for that. It seems my expectation in #555 of the A359 making an early appearance at LAX may come true..... :smile: ..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2018/09/pal-a350-flies-lhr-lax.html Quote: &...Jump to post
Livestream now @ london by finch aviation.pals A350! I totally forgot 9/15 is PR A359's initial service to LHR ...probably the optimal capacity for the route. Good that she was not caught up in the typhoon at MNL :!: First arrival of PR A359 into LHR last night From the tweet..... :cheerful: https:...Jump to post
A few months ago, it was established that the F/A-18 Super Hornet would be the featured aircraft in the film, not the purported F-35C which seemed logical for JSF PR reasons. The Super Hornet's role has since been confirmed a few times now. I guess damage to the Rose Garden is inconsequential durin...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Philippine A359 RP-C3504 and Air China A359 B-1083 parked at the delivery center
Planes are hunkered down in MNL unable to fly. Inbound flights were diverted to CEB including PR105 (77W) from SFO. Below are photos of damaged TUG air terminal in northern Luzon..... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnGOHaUU4AUZAg0.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnGOHaUU4AUZAg0.jpg https://pbs.twimg.co...Jump to post
I'd hardly call this "biased" reporting.....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... su-451872/
qf789 wrote:The A330-800neo was spotted a couple of days ago next to the ANA A388 on the flightline.
Huh? Why? They already have a second runway that never gets used! One runway was closed as both cannot be used for simultaneous commercial operations anyway due to required separation distance. They probably have it as a backup in case of unavailability of the other runway. That the entire situatio...Jump to post
Further to the above, the Consortium claims it is taking all risks with their proposal to upgrade NAIA ..... https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/09/06/1848964/naia-consortium-taking-all-risks-bid-rehabilitate-main-airport Meanwhile, Congress is reportedly allotting P3.0B in the GAA 2019 budget fo...Jump to post
Apparently, SMC's Bulakan Gateway proposal is encountering heavy turbulence..... :talktothehand: https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/09/05/1848651/bulacan-airport-doomed So...are we now limited to CRK and the Super Consortium's NAIA upgrade proposal :?: If so, might as well increase the scope and...Jump to post
RP-C3501 is in TLV on a rare visit of sorts..... 5175003 The bird chose a strategic perch atop the port sharklet to watch over its charge..... :airplane: ..... https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/429499 https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,f...Jump to post
Teaser? The time will be used to work on film sequences using new technology and planes according to the studio. I had read that the adversary aircraft was not quite ready yet. :wink2: https://media.mehrnews.com/d/2017/04/15/4/2431555.jpg https://media.mehrnews.com/d/2017/04/15/4/2431555.jpgJump to post
If your not a fan of flying on a narrow-body aircraft for 8+ hours my advice is to look for QF or connect via HKG or SIN. I'd rather bear the tight cabin than have to put up with a stopover and the longer journey. Incidentally, per SkyscraperCity , LHR will receive PAL's A359 on September 15 this y...Jump to post
PR to send A359 to SYD and MEL on selected flights in December and January Preceded in SYD by PR's A321N ..... :airplane: ..... 5130019 In the meantime, the A359 was doing the rounds of HKG and HND ..... 5135443 It seems the runway excursion at MNL had given RSA's Bulakan airport proposal a welcome...Jump to post
carlokiii wrote:Here’s your PR A359, RP-C3503, parked quietly right next to the MF 738, as seen in the background.
Obviously but there are plenty of other aircraft at the airport and I doubt they’d be parked near the runway. I doubt all of these were still at their gates..... Multiple departing and landing flights were already massively delayed prior to the runway excursion. Which was unusual for the time block...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:What does a parked aircraft have to do with this?
Hoping everyone on board is safe. This will make an already bad congestion problem at NAIA even worse. Incoming aircraft will likely be diverted to CRK should runway take long to clear.
Assuming A359 #2 for PAL is now quietly parked away from the accident?
PAL second A350-900 RP-C3503 MSN228 is on its way to MNL today. PR5003 from Toulouse And there she goes...... :wave: 5140073 The blog below says the President is to visit Israel and Jordan using one of the A359 s..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2018/08/pr1-first-to-fly-israel.html ........Jump to post
Apparently one of the 77Ws (7781) was injured by a GSE at LAX a few weeks ago. Aircraft is still at LAX awaiting repair. Way for PAL's newest 77W to get its "baptism of fire" so to speak. The GSE operator must have been in a spot of bother over that. :worried: CEB today launch direct flig...Jump to post
It was announced few months ago, and the September target date was a bit too soon for such a large shift at once. I don't think it solves the much bigger problem of the air traffic congestion at NAIA, though I won't be surprised if some airlines still will volunteer to move from NAIA 1 to 3. For it...Jump to post
When will the 2nd A350 arrive from toulouse to manille?its ready for delivery According to the ff posts in the A350 P&D thread..... Word on the street (TBC) is that MSN 228 (PR#2) was contractually delivered on Monday (7/30). #6 in July. #46 in 2018. Will fly home in early August. So, final del...Jump to post
5J leases five A320N s from Avolon..... :airplane: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avolon-places-five-a320neos-with-cebu-pacific-450720/ Quote: "Lessor Avolon has placed five Airbus A320neos with Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air . The lessor states that all the aircr...Jump to post
Which raises the question -- depending on value, would airlines be able to convert (not necessarily 1:1) existing orders from Airbus to CSeries models and vice versa without incurring penalties under this limited partnershipJump to post
Small biz jet OEM? The last decade they have been the largest or second depending on measure-revenue or units delivered. Always the largest in units delivered—180-200 per year. They have delivered more bizjets than airliners. Together with Airbus, BBD at the very least could put out the latest bizj...Jump to post
What does Boeing have that Embraer doesn't have? Things have changed over the years. Maybe Embraer prefers LM or ATR as a partner. Or both. What are the longer term prospects of the CS100? Is there a visionairy, reliable business partner at this stage? Embraer is not in a hurry. Past arrogance, pol...Jump to post
While Embraer could be an avenue to develop and bring to market the NSA cheaper and quicker to replace the smallest 737, Boeing may not have the appetite to start another clean-sheet program at present when they're still wrestling with their NMA and 777X . For its part, Embraer might request help on...Jump to post
It is worth pointing out that the article quoted in the original post talks specifically about the sale of the Q400 or CRJ programmes, and not the C Series. It could be that the Q400/CRJ article was just a smoke and mirrors show to divert attention from the real object of the sale...as the CSeries ...Jump to post
The A330neo has a variant (-800) that has some difficulties in the market, and is being kept in the product line in hopes that military orders and cargo orders would save it. I doubt Airbus will can the A338 for as long as Boeing's 788 is on offer. Meanwhile, PR is on record that they might top-up ...Jump to post
Plenty of aviation related news to munch on..... :| ..... http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/10/11/1747455/naia-still-badly-managed http://business.inquirer.net/238172/uk-trade-envoy-says-aviation-sector-key-ph-economic-growth http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/10/03/1744873/government-plans-n...Jump to post
As expected, the Government and PAL have reached agreement on the unsettled accounts of the airline..... :thumbsup: ..... http://business.inquirer.net/238106/pal-naia-terminal-2-unpaid-debt-p6-billion-navigational-fees-lucio-tan Quote: "A row between the Duterte administration and flag carrier ...Jump to post
Well there haven't been any new generation aircraft in that size introduced in decades so the economics aren't great. Well, Boeing-backed Zunum is attempting to address that, first with a 12-seater targeted for certification and delivery by 2022..... http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek....Jump to post
Pre-assembly of the first A330-800 (MSN 1888) is well advanced: Per Flightglobal article, Airbus is aiming for final assembly by year-end..... :airplane: ..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-aims-for-first-a330-800-final-assembly-by-yea-441894/ Perhaps more orders would come in on...Jump to post
The non stop will be a 343 at least initially, the 343's won't be around that much longer, I think some of the newer 333's should be able to do AKL-MNL with a decent load. I think an A332 is better suited capacity wise, but it's not very likely that PR would lease in at least a pair for just this o...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:A peek inside the assembly line:
On second thought, the government could use the total outstanding amount to build a new domestic terminal as shown in #153 above to replace T4 . They just have to lop off the last two gates nearest the road to reduce the building footprint and allow more setback for vehicle parking - as it's nearly ...Jump to post
I hope this route does well with the loads of Taiwanese, Chinese, Filipinos and Vietnamese in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and the growing business ties with Asia. I can see Filipinos (esp. Chinoys ) from the IE availing of this service if it's price competitive with other one-stop ...Jump to post
Availability remains one big question..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeings-nma-could-be-a-bit-late-to-market-walsh-441667/ Quote: "IAG chief executive Willie Walsh is lukewarm to the prospect of Boeing’s proposed all-new middle-of-the-market aircraft, which he believes is comi...Jump to post
This latest issue seems interesting enough that another thread was started only to be locked. :smile: Quite how ethical sending copies to the media is I leave to individual's opinions. Well, PR sort of had a hand in it when they released statements to the media seeking mediation to allow them to bui...Jump to post
The plot thickens..... :stirthepot: ..... http://business.inquirer.net/237572/rodrigo-duterte-philippine-airlines-lucio-tan-navigational-fees http://business.inquirer.net/237570/dotr-threatens-sue-pal-unpaid-fees-almost-p7b Didn't PAL recently get a ~P300M tax refund...couldn't the government have h...Jump to post
Personally I'm not blown away by the innovation I've heard about / seen sofar on a possible 797. Inasmuch as web images are already being posted, maybe you would agree this is breaking the mould enough should Boeing proffer it as their MoM concept?..... http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationwe...Jump to post
According to Australian government data, Cebu Pacific leads in terms of passenger traffic between Manila and Sydney. It currently serves MNL-SYD 5 times a week, with plans for x7 flights between December/January 2018. I wonder how PAL and CEB are faring. How ever PR and 5J may be faring, both will ...Jump to post
PAL reduces frequency while upgauging equipment on MNL-CNS-AKL to deal with the fuel situation in AKL..... http://globalnation.inquirer.net/160437/pal-mitigates-impact-auckland-nz-fuel-disruption-pal-fuel-supply-aviation-auckland-new-zealand Quote: "Last Sept. 19 and Sept. 21, PAL A320 planes d...Jump to post
And another bit of good news...5J now offers the 20% discount and the 12% VAT exemption for senior citizens and PWDs on all its booking systems..... .....
http://business.inquirer.net/237341/sen ... ng-systems
RP-C3438 flew far from its home base to repatriate Filipinos affected by hurricane Irma and bring relief goods... :thumbsup: ... 4590929 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/pinoyabroad/626270/repatriation-starts-for-irma-affected-pinoys-in-caribbean/story/ Glad that this ex-IB bird still gets to fly...Jump to post