But do airports have the infra to refuel these planes? That alone will make this difficult!
Opus99 wrote:BawliBooch wrote:Never liked the idea of a room on a plane!
I hope BA does something about the reverse facing seats in their business class. That is just weird!
Never liked the idea of a room on a plane!
I hope BA does something about the reverse facing seats in their business class. That is just weird!
I see many smaller destinations for Lufthansa that XLR will open. Middle East perhaps, even if they go mostly via hubs? India, definitely. Some cities in Russia or ex Soviet republics. Canada, USA smaller destinations perhaps. All of these would help your business case, since you don't have to pay ...Jump to post
Is this another indicator of a systemic problem in Boeing causing issues? Or is it linked to Southwest practices? It has become fashionable to bash Boeing now after the 737MAX, 787 and 777X issues. Southwest has had numerous problems with the FAA because of their questionable maintenance regime. Man...Jump to post
Hi. Anybody using this combination? How do you find it for aviation photography? Regards Jacobus Any zoom lens >10 ratio is always a compromise optically speaking. I find that I get better results with the 400 f4 as compared to the 100-400. Ofcourse the added flex of the zoom is also helpful. So th...Jump to post
But, the 737 and the DC-9 both came before the 747 and they were both two-crew cockpits since the first day, that's what I am asking about. Could be related to pilot union issues as well. In Indian Airlines service, the Caravelles had a 3 man crew so when the slightly larger 737-200 was inducted, t...Jump to post
There are a lot of small cities, remote towns, islands that this will be a great for, especially for relatively large cargo items. I wonder if this model and version can be used in winter environments, has improved de-icing systems that would expand its use year round into the northern USA includin...Jump to post
BLR has lower VFR than DEL, BOM, and even HYD BLR lower than HYD? This was certainly true before 2016, but is this still the case? BLR market has grown in the past 5 years by virtue of it being India's startup capital. OTOH, India's vice like grip on the outsourcing industry has collapsed in the pa...Jump to post
Im not too comfortable discussing this topic on circumstantial evidence. I think I'll just stick to quoting notable sources in mainstream media . Thanks. The links I quoted are from NDTV and Telegraph - both of which are definitely mainstream and definitely not Fox News. :) Who is credible? Republi...Jump to post
To answer your question, this is a J-Air (J.A.L.) EM-170 on delivery from Brasil via LCA - yes Larnaca, Cyprus. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9451133159/in/photolist-2hScMKV-2hMMVrW-2hSdMUg-2hMntqf-2hMrbQ7-2hNfP8p-2hR9ar9-2hMRzR9-2hMQvdY-2hNitNE-2hR9agj-2hNjsdu-2hSdMLL-2hR6CyU-2gZZGVV-...Jump to post
Emirates used to have 2-4-2 business class on 777 BOM-DXB - my very first flight with EK.
And I can NEVER get used to the reverse herringbone layout of B**** Awful (BA). That is weird!
I guess extra bladder type tanks should get the plane across.
In any case, Atlantic is still bridgeable with many stops available on a northerly route.
I wonder how airlines in the Pacific ocean like Tahiti Airlines/ Aloha etc get their short range aircraft to and fro from the mainland.
"favouring one entity" "Fake raids"? "Established players"? Favoring one entity - Adani. Established player - GVK, entity who (currently) owns the leases Putting pressure on established players - CBI, which is under the central Govt, launches an investigation and filed...Jump to post
FOLLOWING! :) I'm planning a Euro-trip for next year, if this COVID crap subsides, where I'll fly my bike from Canada to Frankfurt and end up going somewhere for 2 - 3 weeks. One of the trips and possibly my first choice would be from Frankfurt to Kristianstand, Norway then on to Stavanger, Bergen, ...Jump to post
It's just business at the end of the day, IMO. It is NOT business when Govt agencies are favoring one entity over other more experienced established players. It is also not the Govt's job to use govt investigative agencies to launch fake raids to take out the competitors of one entity again to bene...Jump to post
Many differences between A320/Habsheim and the 737Max screwup. None of the initial A320 crashes (Air France, Indian Airlines, Air Inter) were flaws with the aircraft itself. The aircraft did exactly what it was designed to do! Even then, after the crashes, Airbus and Regulatory authorities worked to...Jump to post
What is really different in the passenger experience from an -800 and a -8? 99,999% of the customers have no idea what kind of plane they are on and the 737 is the same inside from almost every perspective. The difference is in economics if the fix works and the plane is certified to fly. It’s the ...Jump to post
Aviation is an expensive business! All countries subsidize air travel in some form or the other. They may chose to not call it subsidy, but it is just that in another shape and form! Some countries directly subsidize their airlines. Others hand out subsidies and call them "bailout"! Same t...Jump to post
Good news. But it also means that Antonov cannot sell to Iran or other markets that the US doesn't want its parts to go to. Granted that these are relatively small markets but they are also the niche that companies like Antonov and others can play in without worrying about the competition. Avoiding...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic just announced the following new routes to start in December, tickets go on sale next month. LHR - ISB LHR - LHE MAN - ISB Would be interested to know what equipment they'll be using on these routes. I read that BA is also interested in starting LHE operations after ISB seemed to be...Jump to post
767s were operated much later, even though for a brief period they might have overlapped with the A300 in the fleet...but not sure.. They certainly did operate 747s, but also MD-11s, and previous to that the DC-10. From memory, the international airlines that operated pax A300's to India: PIA, Iran...Jump to post
Back on subject: as I recall, 10 of the A300s were reconfigured in the 3-classes for the long hauls. I can't remember if they were reconfigured back to F/Y when withdrawn from the European routes, or if they were returned as-is. They were a white-tail lease at the outset (to persuade AA into orderi...Jump to post
We also have to consider the effects of the 1973/74 oil crisis, which hit all of the airframers hard. This was a major factor factor in that order drought for the A300 but also it's salvation? After all on the short/medium routes it could do much of the tri-jets work on two engines. Not all of the ...Jump to post
The range of the initial A300s was fairly meager - well less than 1000 nm fully loaded. It was not that bad! The original A300B1 model with 130 ton MTOW had a range at MTOW of 1850nm. <5 units of this variant were produced and all used for testing. The 5 B1's were later sold to Inter Air and after ...Jump to post
Honestly, the time for talking is done. It is exceedingly obvious any result of a plebiscite will not be respected by at least one of the three sides here; too many things have changed in the world. Just make the LoC the border, integrate each part into India or Pakistan, and be done with it. Resto...Jump to post
Plebiscite had to be held in 1947 not 2020, its a different generation. This was delayed by Paki as they did not vacate the areas of POK prior to the plebiscite terms. You are right! 2020 is not 1947! The maharaja of Kashmir acceded to the Indian Union under some conditions, none of which were met....Jump to post
We evaluated a light plane for our business use and ended up choosing buying a shared Cessna 206 Stationair. Reasons: Much better payload-range, STOL/off-field ops. Have never regretted it. Awesome plane for multiple roles like ferrying our crew to the locations one day and flying equipment the next...Jump to post
Whats your budget? My suggestion - get a Shared Hosting account through someone like GoDaddy. That way you can host multiple blogs in the future if you so desire. Not a big difference in cost but huge jump in flexibility. You will also need to buy domain(s) for each of your blogs. I prefer doing it ...Jump to post
Significant step towards peace in the region! As big as the peace deal between Egypt-Israel decades back.
I hope we will also see a draw down of the enormous military expenditure in the region.
I'm sorry if its too late to ask this, but I need answers. DOES DELTA HAVE EVEN ONE ERJ FAMILY AIRCRAFT IN THEIR DELTA CONNECTION FLEET? I thought in 2016 they were retired, but then Delta surprised Republic Airways and continued services to 2021. I am pretty sure they are all gone because I never ...Jump to post
AFAIK, current plans revolve around Ilyushin developing the PAK-VTA, the renders of which look like an improved and upsized An-124: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/images/pak-ta-slon-image02.jpg Hmmm! Long back, i remember seeing a rendering of a BWB type replacement for the An...Jump to post
I believe that you believe that Kashmir can just go without creating trouble in other parts of India. I on the other side believe that Kashmir leaving creates all kinds of trouble which I can't even anticipate. I therefore conclude it's not an option. Moreover the Kashmir conflict is valuable for n...Jump to post
The Balkan example is actually valid. A lot of lives were unnecessarily lost in attempting to (at first) prevent the breakaway of constituent provinces. But the split was inevitable, and all the attempts to protect the territorial integrity only caused bloodshed and bad blood that resulted in more b...Jump to post
Now I do agree with you that the Kashmiris are a misfit for India and that too much bad has happened. I also agree that they should be allowed to leave if they still wish to in maybe 80 years. Till then I prefer injustice to 1-2 crore people over balkanization of India. I am trying to understand th...Jump to post
The brutal clampdown on the Kashmiri people continues! Cases filed against 26 year old photo journalist whose work has been published widely in India and abroad, for reporting incovenient facts that the fascist Indian state does not want the world to see! UAPA against Kashmir photographer for posts,...Jump to post
Finally I understand you little better. I found your posts always quite radical and I nearly always disagreed, but this post of yours opens new perspectives. Bro, I am only radical when I have to take on the radicalized fascists and Hindutva crazies! :P Do Indians who are not RSS accept you when yo...Jump to post
Air India had leased L1011's from a shady, Antigua based company for a few months. They did fly a test flight to BOM-DEL-FRA once, and I know a bunch of cabin crew and managers were sent on a holiday to MRU for some very very expensive training, but dont think they actually operated any commercial f...Jump to post
as well as this, the new zealander prime minister is an amazing woman. https://thehill.com/policy/international/asia-pacific/491532-new-zealands-coronavirus-lockdown-has-resulted-in-only-one . No panic, no nothing. Take any world leader and compare his/her actions/speeches and in contrast look at t...Jump to post
Again fudging I see when caught. What is there to give benefit of doubt when he clearly mentioned the reason for clapping to show appreciation? Anyway, we have a saying in kannada, which means an unappreciative husband will find stones in curd too! HIs public speeches were to convince people on the...Jump to post
Nice way to twist the facts to create new narrative. The PM clearly said that the sound was to appreciate the work of doctors & emergency workers. This is how "journalists" in India create fake narratives Again playing "shoot the messenger" I see! The "sound energies to...Jump to post
8ab, Somewhere between A310 and A300 in size but with composite body/wings and new engines, 5000nm range <90T.
How much would such a A310.5NEO project cost?
India's av blogger community used to "LOUVE" Mr.Kapoor - for obvious reasons! So support for an airline on forums like these and on social media followed Mr.Kapoor into whichever rinky-dinky airline he joined.
Where is the "charismatic" Mr.Kapoor these days? Anyone know?
Good riddance? Why? Why do you consider it differently from SpiceJet or Air India? What men! You still dont get how things work on Airliners.net/Twitter/Facebook? Indigo is the rich and villainous sethji in every Bollywood movie who can buy influence and support by throwing freebies to av bloggers!...Jump to post
Btw, Dr. Narndra Dabholkar was murdered for trying to have a just, progressive society. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narendra_Dabholkar I am just sharing examples from around me, don't have to go too far. The same was the situation with M.M. Kalburgi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._M._Kalburgi an...Jump to post
Not that this is meant to absolve Indian behaviour - especially over the past year. It’s been somewhere between awful and atrocious. That said, Pakistan has given up any pretense of objectivity on the issue with their double standards - through the treatment of minority religions in their own count...Jump to post
While some of us are sympathetic to the plight of the Kashmiris and oppose the constitutional changes, it’s hard to take threads like this seriously because they’re driven by general animus towards India rather than the issue at hand. Do you understand that Pakistan is just a diversion used by the ...Jump to post