Unfortunately, the Bulgarian president vetoed the purchase bill..... :thumbsdown: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bulgarian-president-vetoes-f-16v-purchase-459848/ Quote: "That 'shortened legislative procedure' means that several issues such as 'prices, warranties, delivery tim...Jump to post
But hopefully, this would change things for the better..... .....
https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... lark-model
Change of heart on LHR ops... PAL forwards A330 deployment to SYD which was originally scheduled on 1st Aug was moved to Jul 01. Will replaced the A321neo Brought about by the Chairman's resumption of duties, perhaps :?: Yes, what is embaer doing in ph? are they trying to sell something to pal? May...Jump to post
El Kapitan retakes management control of PAL ..... :old: ..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2019/07/lucio-tan-takes-back-pal-management.html Disappointed over the sibling rivalry in the airline? :scratchchin: In the meantime, the CAB is mulling holding air talks with another two countries...Jump to post
As if in response to all our concerns, these two articles came out in quick succession..... https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/07/10/1933355/decent-naia-lost-cause Quote: "I got the impression that Ramon S. Ang agreed to almost everything just so he could get started. Government did not com...Jump to post
So GA moves to SGL, and maybe also turboprop domestic flights. The GA move to Sangley is still contingent on the business aircraft owners' final assent as space to build hangars to house those there is very limited. Perhaps they could use the TP hangar shown being built in the video for the meantim...Jump to post
Is this in fact part of the policy of the government to actually achieve nothing and avoid spending money? Firstly, the Government has no money of its own to spend. The country is in hock to the tune of P7.8T as of the 1st Quarter of 2019..... :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :do...Jump to post
Meanwhile...5J gives its rationale for the dense configuration of their ordered A339..... .....
http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/ ... ax-on.html
No comments on the A321XLR.....
BTW, NMIA now has ECC from DENR. Yes. I note with interest that the DOTr has exempted the NMIA proposal from the MAGA requirements asked for CRK and NAIA, saying it's a "greenfield" project. The ECC description implies it may entail a bit of land reclamation...and suggests it's more of a ...Jump to post
Megawide Construction is mulling to submit a counter offer for the NAIA Redevelopment as the original proponent's unsolicited proposal was returned anew..... :scratchchin: ..... https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/07/08/1932793/megawide-plans-counter-offer-naia-rehab This develops while the NAIA...Jump to post
Further to the DOTr 's stand on the NAIA Redevelopment proposal, PhilStar has issued this report explaining the matter..... :old: ..... https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/07/05/1932047/govt-returns-naia-consortium-offer Kudos to the agency for seeing through the proponents' obfuscation of the te...Jump to post
Does Airbus come up with a list price regarding the A321 XLR? Unfortunately, Airbus is ending publication of aircraft list prices effective 01July19..... :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-stops-publi...Jump to post
As if on cue, the DOTr is said to be awarding the NMIA 50-year concession contract to SMC .....(scooping the major dailies as usual)..... :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2019/0...Jump to post
If CEB increases onward international destinations with say A321LR/XLR loads should become better and year round yields could improve. Thank you. 5J would likely go ahead of PR in that regard with the recent announcement of their A339/A321XLR MoU. Nonetheless, PR could play catch up on LAX ...perha...Jump to post
Anyone knows when Kuwait Airways will get their first -800? FlightGlobal reported "first half of 2020" but that might be influenced by this..... https://fortune.com/2019/02/28/airbus-jet-assembly-china/ https://www.thenational.ae/image/policy:1.831102:1551273185/image/2018-12-04T130615Z_3...Jump to post
LTP did the rework/refurbish of PAL’s monoclass to triclass. Hmmn...now that the trash is back where it came from, that actually makes we wonder whether LTP is up to the challenge of outfitting a " green " A221 into a state transport if ever one got funded for the PAW :?: ... Nothing as f...Jump to post
They can buy the ex-LH 380's and fly MCO-CDG/TYO/HKG to connect the Disney hubs. And name those Monstro , Willie , Kuzco , etc..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/2/2f/Monstro_KHBBSFM.png/revision/latest?cb=20120715145257 https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/di...Jump to post
A very enlightening final interview on CAPA with the retiring PAL president..... :chat: .... https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/video/a-last-interview-with-philippine-airlines-longtime-president-jaime-bautista-1096 https://blueswandaily.com/the-final-word-a-last-interview-with-philippine-airline...Jump to post
People can also relax at this award-winning bar while waiting for their flights..... :champagne: ..... source: @Redesign Group https://scontent.fruh4-4.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65650871_2760970777246864_8147028519235354624_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQkN8VJzq9AZhXf78VWlr86_rFaxANa3ZkSpdDsfVRG469ElXw...Jump to post
Do you all think we will ever see the CEB-USA flight again? Well...if this blog is halfway close to accurate, then we might ..... :optimist: ..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2019/06/pal-confirms-long-haul-expansion.html The way I read it, PR doesn't have the right size aircraft to make ...Jump to post
It shows once again that the A380 is a niche aircraft. I think nobody is denying this anymore. So who knows when one of these smart business consultants comes along with a fancy power point presentation Maybe the Whale would find its lucky niche in the gaming capitals of the world..... :sly: ..... ...Jump to post
If there was an aircraft suited for a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) that can fly LR at "full payload" which is all economy or mostly economy with a small premium cabin for a Thailand based airline, perhaps it may work. :psst: I could point out one to you but I'd rather not.... :wink2: However, a...Jump to post
The only real advantage for the A321LR/XLR would be, if that hypothetical airline would be one of the few airlines aiming to fly their new aircraft on routes as long as the 757 can do at maximum endurance. And that won't be many. Thus your comment that the 737-10 does not qualify is void... But tha...Jump to post
The new cockpit of the 737MAX, the aerodynamics, the new tail cone and the new wing tips would be less advanced than the old cockpit and wingtip dating from the time of the 737NG fited at A320neo ? :roll: Note that it was a combination of capabilities in the original post you quoted. Are all those ...Jump to post
Checklist787 wrote:the only modern ?
It may not be a 'game changer'...but being the only modern, higher capacity, longer-ranged, narrowbody game in town currently must have its advantages. Bargaining tacticJump to post
I suspect this will end up in another Alitalia-type situation, where an Italian company with no viable future or role in the market will keep plugging along, burning cash endlessly with the support of the Italian government. Either that, or they will just tell Leonardo to purchase it in exchange fo...Jump to post
It's the other daughter, obviously not Vivienne who is reportedly a PAL pilot. So I think, it may not be an advantage on the post-JJB era of PAL to have a pilot daughter on one of LT's children. Aah...thank you. I thought it could also be one of her many accomplishments listed above...being technic...Jump to post
I do know that PAL wanted a partnership with AF. And that they even got CDG slots. They were ready to launch CDG and FCO this year... then they got cold feet. 2019 was supposed to be another year of expansion, and it all stopped. Even DEL was scrapped. Perhaps the new management has something to do...Jump to post
Remember that so far only two or three airlines have actually ordered the A330-800 so I really doubt PAL will order them anytime soon, if ever. If you really really really really want that type to succeed (since you seem to be obsessed with it), you better pray that CebPac converts part of their A3...Jump to post
I'm not against PAL ordering the A338 like others said. if it will fit in there fleet then they will order it. The CAPA article above gives the best justification yet of the A338 's suitability for PR 's fleet -- provides a right-priced, right-sized solution to PR 's over-capacity dilemma...which c...Jump to post
This might still improve because Pratt & Wittney have not yet delivered the more powerful engine they once promised. They started testing the PW1135G-JM back in 2016 but right now that thing is not even mentioned on their websites. why to use bigger engines? to burn more fuel and got less range...Jump to post
16 A330neo is quite a expansion from their existing A330 fleet (8x). There were rumors earlier that 5J would be returning all their eight CEOs to the lessors...so that should rationalize their capacity a bit. It's not clear that the carrier would firm-up 16 frames all in one go...maybe they'd do it...Jump to post
Re: Sangley: Hope they can make the Jetty Port nearer to the Passenger Terminal Building Based on the video linked above, there is still a big vacant space between the terminal and hangar structural frameworks. Maybe they still intend to build another hangar there in the next phase, to match the in...Jump to post
Holy moly, they are taking "high density" to new levels. On the other end of the scale, you can find Swiss who configures the A330-300 with 219 seats - less than half! For perspective...Swiss serves a country with a very rich population of less than 10 million people and the depository of...Jump to post
In comparison, KE configures its A380s with 407 seats total. Let that sink in. And look where youngish A380 s are going..... :white: ..... :wave: This is a fantastic idea and well done to PR and Airbus for making it happen. A minor correction...it's 5J putting in the 460 seats in the A339 ..... :cr...Jump to post
Cebu must get some pretty good load factors if they can fill out an A330-900 with 460 seats. PR may be a bit concerned that those extra pax could come from their "Y" customers. :worried: I've gotta ask...because this really worries me...how on earth will they be able to SAFELY evac an air...Jump to post
16 A330-900, 10 A321XLR and 5 more A320neo for 5J. I think that deserves a few photos to go with it..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/events/airshows/paris-airshow/PAS2019-Cebu-Pacific-MOU-day-2-005.jpg?wid=1920&fit=fit,1&qlt=85,0 https://airbus...Jump to post
Just because it can be done should it be done ? 9 seats per row in an A330 is insane. The operator probably thinks it's the brightest idea ever since sliced bread. :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: But to have an acceptable seat pitch with that many rows ...Jump to post
The XLR will be able to reach DXB and AUH. That might be more interesting to PAL. Maintain a presence in the Mideast with lower trip costs. Considering Leeham 's analysis giving the A321XLR a much shorter real world range, it's curious that Airbus still show it capable of NRT-SYD and more interesti...Jump to post
n729pa wrote:What would sir like with his sandwich? We have juice, tea, coffee, or would you like a bear?
The size of motorized bancas aa fishing vessels is not a hindrance to the MVP's proposal to extend CAVITEX to SGL via Kawit. Have the Navy/Coast Guard completely given up their area there in Sangley? I'd hardly call those vessels docked on the leeward side of the photo in post #442 as "bancas&...Jump to post
Deer me, you guys are hawking the bear stories today. As we're in Yakutia country...just wait for a direwolf to join the party..... :scared: ..... https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/11/europe/russia-wolf-head-scli-intl/index.html https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190611105711-01-russia-wolfs-head-scl...Jump to post
Essentially, a whole new model. The question now is, when will it be ready? 2023 sounds way too optimistic when the MR70 was targeted for 2022. Isn't it possible that they had been doing some undisclosed serious preliminary work on the new design and were only waiting for the right organization to ...Jump to post
ExpatVet wrote:Was he bearfoot?
The matter of road transportation is now the subject of an unsolicited P20B Expressway proposal..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2019/06/sangley-airport-expressway-for-dotr.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FVY-SXOBW7c/XQHzp87bz8I/AAAAAAAABaM/3UJGv-d-Z7gR-5R3PF8ZRFLtz7B-qh6BQCLcBGAs/s640/sa...Jump to post