What the world really need is a real A300neo, a short to medium haul wide-body.Jump to post
TCAS under VFR? All aircraft under VFR should keep itself under VFR and VMC, keep distance of other aircrafts and follow the rules. Theres no need for TCAS in an ultralight. Strongly disagree. More mid airs happen in VFR conditions by far. TCAS requirement would save many lives regardless of the ty...Jump to post
TCAS under VFR? All aircraft under VFR should keep itself under VFR and VMC, keep distance of other aircrafts and follow the rules. Theres no need for TCAS in an ultralight.Jump to post
Can AA reactivate the 727-200 to solve the MAX problems?
I really hope SW to load some 732 into Texas routes to free one or other 73G.
I fly a '83 King Air C90, no automation, just a GNS530, flew some hours as a C152 flight instructor, and the answer is: cruise phase is boring. No big deal to do, just keep the track, the altitude, change some frequencies and we are done.Jump to post
TAP uses the A340 on almost all its long haul routes, changing betewee the A340 and A330 depending on daily demand for pax and freight. I used to work for them here in CNF, that is an A330 base, but was not uncommon to receive the A340. I remember a week that the very same A340, CS-TOA, made the LIS...Jump to post
"but that company wouldnt be flying so many frequencies at all" That comment just killed the lower CASK you're hoping to achieve. By flying a smaller plane you match capacity to demand more effectively. The demand may be 500 per day so if you fly 3 trips on a 738/321 you spread the owners...Jump to post
The goal would be to take passengers from the bus. Here we have lot of people taking 2 days long trips by bus via bad roads with lots of accidents 'cause the plane fare is just too high. Is a bigger market than the actual airline market we have. I said before 400+ seats per flight, but the idea is t...Jump to post
Hi all, The lower the CASK, the lower could be the RASK and still maintaining profits at the same level. So I was thinking about on how to offer a lower fare in my domestic market, Brazil, but my question is valid for almost all domestic markets. Could a high density high capacity airline, operating...Jump to post
Don`t know about the DC-10 history, but man, that VARIG MD-11 was a beauty!Jump to post
As well as there is no direct links beteween Scandinavia and South America. SAS flew to GIG and GRU for a few time back at the 80s and 90s and Varig served CPH via LHR from GRU with 777/MD-11 till its end.
Nowadays only via hubs, but no scandinavian or south american carrier connect those regions.
In Brazil we don't need a ME to get a type. I have a friend who got a Learjet job when he was just CPL-SE-IR, he did the type rating of the Lear 35, and flew it for years. Now he's flying the Premier 1A, but he cannot take a Seneca or Baron for exemple.Jump to post
Well, MDD was in big financial trouble at that time, and the MD-11 was not really helping them either. Also, by early 90s there was no engine for a MD-12, but for sure it could have used some of the 777-200A engines, with around 75k lbs each one. Considering the great amount of 747-400 delivered at ...Jump to post
It`s almost the same as Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU/SBRJ). 1300m at sea level. SDU also have very close obstacles, a mountain (The SugarLoaf) at RWY02 and a bridge (Rio-Niteroi bridge) for RWY20). At SDU we have all sort of EJets, ATR, A319, 737 up to -800(SFP), flying as long as 2 hours fligh...Jump to post
TransBrasil first 3 767s (PT-TAA, AB and AC) had their wings painted in blue, orange and green. Not sure but think that TR also had some of its 727 fleet with painted wings at the 70s and 80sJump to post
São Paulo Expanded Metro Area has 3 very active airports: Congonhas (CGH) Guarulhos Intl (GRU) Viracopos - Campinas (VCP) The Brazilian big3 operates in all of them. Rio de Janeiro has Santos Dumont (SDU) Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim Intl (GIG) Belo Horizonte have Confins Intl (CNF) and there`s a j...Jump to post
An old 737-400 running a small schedule may be the best option. Thats what Surinam Airways do, but with the -300. The case is that the market is weak and its already covered by other airlines. Why should the american airlines fly to every destination? Just to put a us flag elsewere?Jump to post
TAM had a great museum called Asas de um Sonho (Wings of a Dream) at São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Maybe one of the biggest in the world mainteined by an airline. With the fusion with LAN, the museum was closed.
Some years ago I noticed the same with Air France, looking for a GRU-CDG flight, the most I returned to their website, more expensive the fare was. Then I cleaned the cookies of my navigator and wow! I got the old fares!Jump to post
Just another epoque my friends...
Take a look at this, at a small GA airfield at Rio de Janeiro:
Or this Varig 727-100 at another GA/Business Airfiled next to São Paulo:
Change de A318 for a Gulf G650, what about?Jump to post
Here in Brazil we had one Skyvan hauling freight and doing parachute jumps at the weekend. Almost 15 years ago. This Cessna can bring back some kind of regional operations here (we have a rule that the Caravan can only seat 9 pax and with two pilots) due to the more balanced cost associated with Ces...Jump to post
It remembers the Shorts Skyvan.Jump to post
Acording to this website ( https://pt.aviability.com/numero-do-voo ... a-southern ) it`s a Boeing 757 rotation.Jump to post
Rubem Berta, of VARIG. Berta just turned a rather small airline into a giant. The B777-200ER PP-VRB was named afther him. Fernando Pinto at TAP, former VARIG CEO, made big changes and transformed TAP from an Portuguese carrier into a big force in the South Atlantic. Founders can be in this list? Cap...Jump to post
I really understand that the OP is not considering 707/DC8/VC10/IL62/CV990 or anything else from a time where the norm was the NB. Also I understand that he/she is not counting those Privatair or similar operated flights with Boeing BBJ or Airbus ACJ, as they are NB but not the regular every day eve...Jump to post
so many "small" european airlines as members, that does not have a bigger presence (or even any presence) in long haul flying (Adria, Aegan, Brussels, Croatia, Lot) Puting LO and SN in the same basket as Adria, Croatia or Aegan doesn't seem fair to me. LO longhaul: JFK (and soon EWR), ORD...Jump to post
I think that this rule of 75% of members is not valid. Let`s see Star Alliance for exemple, with so many "small" european airlines as members, that does not have a bigger presence (or even any presence) in long haul flying (Adria, Aegan, Brussels, Croatia, Lot) it`s difficult to see a plac...Jump to post
Obviously big fortress hubs for the alliances would be as follows: Oneworld has LHR, MIA, SCL etc... Sky Team has ATL, PVG, SVO, etc... Star has FRA, SFO, PEK, etc... But what would a big out station for an alliance be? Let's put the criteria as at least 75% of an alliances members fly to this part...Jump to post
hayzel777 wrote:The fact that Thai Smile made it on the list and ANA did not leaves this survey with little credibility.