My conspiracy theory is that the powers that be in Europe want to get away from highly politicized Oil products but rather than offending the Arabs and Russians they are claiming to be against CO2 so that their oil suppliers don't take offence. The monied in the Arab states and Russian will still bu...Jump to post
Plant a few trees next to the airport. Call it a day. That will have bigger impact than any of the pablum regurgitated here. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/how-to-erase-100-years-carbon-emissions-plant-trees/ And it is trees, deciduous trees preferably, that you need. They h...Jump to post
KLM would prefer Dutch caravans and mobile homes trundling along the autobahns through Germany. German Colleagues talk about them with much disdain. They should be happy it are Dutch and not Irish travelers with their mobile homes. Irish Travellers don't do that. The Travellers will just steal a Fe...Jump to post
There is probably a blindlingly simple answer to this but why not using the equator with intermittent trade winds rather than pole to pole. pole to pole is only about 100km shorter circumference. was it purely an ETOPS requirement which flying the equator could not satisfy?Jump to post
Dublin is growning in part because it is cheaper to fly to the states through it than from a UK airport. The UK APD on LHR-DUB-JFK is normally exactly the same as on LHR-JFK (or APD on EDI-LHR-BOS is the same as EDI-DUB-BOS) unless you buy totally separate tickets, so I don't think it is generally ...Jump to post
Dublin is growning in part because it is cheaper to fly to the states through it than from a UK airport. Belfast struggles in part because the flight prices to the same destinations are cheaper from Dublin and airlines don't believe they'll fill planes at the price the need to make a profit from Bel...Jump to post
Interestingly despite the UK's relatively (to other EU countries) punitive APD, it doesn't seem to have really affected air travel to/from the UK or airline's desire to operate flights there. Why do you think Dublin Airport is seeing increasing numbers of transatlantic passengers. Why do you think ...Jump to post
Financial Times reporting that a Spanish Aviation company may be interested in Bombardier Belfast
https://www.ft.com/content/bf20ef0c-9f1 ... 459ed04726
3500 employees is a lot of employees to take the responsibility for and may explain why the sale is progressing so slowly.
This is like fining a bank for being robbed at gunpoint - effectively robbing BA twice. And let's be honest, if whatever government bureaucrat decreed this fine actually knew how to protect a network better than BA, who they accused of being incompetent, they would no longer be a government bureauc...Jump to post
Without trying to take sides the rules were clear for a few years now. As a matter of fact, because of that, some US companies/websites decided to pull out of the EU market. I do agree with the ouch but it could have been up to 4% and it is not the UK govt's rule but rather an EU rule. So another b...Jump to post
The hackers stole CVV numbers too. This is bad. They didn't get burgled, they set up on a payments system where thieves could look over the shoulder of everyone entering their card and personal details. This is the sort of stuff that GDPR legislation is intended to stamp out. It is good progressive ...Jump to post
Fun fact : The mass of the air added through the pressurisation adds up to a few 100kg in a large commercial jet. I think this is the actual answer to the OP's question. Of course the added structure, plumbing, and mechanical equipment to create the pressurized environment adds far more to the weig...Jump to post
Like it or not, it will be a gamechanger, perhaps not in the best way for LH. Smaller airlines and budget carriers have ordered it. They will start more point to point travel across the pond and maybe even into MiddleEast/South Asia, its going to impact the feed to mega-hubs like FRA and MUC amongs...Jump to post
700million or more off the debt pile and the share price has barely budged. I can't believe the market already priced the deal in to the price.Jump to post
Doesn't that mean redundancies in the high hundreds but they don't care about how the Government will react now?Jump to post
Are you flying on routes which are marginal on a widebody? There are those routes which would become feasible on a 321xlr? 3.4 million population is less than the population of Ireland which only just got a direct route to Seattle. There are other laser cities possibly waiting for a route which is n...Jump to post
Dublin-Seattle A330. big bird to fill between a smaller American city and a small European city. Filling an A330 to East Coast America is not such a challenge All of the three mentioned cities have an urban population of 1,3 to 3 Million people. Sorry,but this is everything but small. Why should ai...Jump to post
If there is a scientific breakthrough and they can find a super-Fungus then ethanol will usurp Mineral Oil as the fuel of choice in planes. A long way to go there yet though and sugar cane along with palm oil will cause even more virgin forest to be felled. https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/06/2...Jump to post
range and cruise speed on an A330 are higher so they don't need to worry so much other than explaining to their boss why they are burning more fuel than they absolutely need to.Jump to post
Dublin-Seattle A330. big bird to fill between a smaller American city and a small European city. Filling an A330 to East Coast America is not such a challengeJump to post
If flying west from Western Europe is it possible to regularly/reliably avoid the worst of the Jet Stream by flying a more northern route? I ask because, ignoring prevailing winds, the A321XLR has the range to get there from most of Western Europe. Neither city are particularly large and a larger pl...Jump to post
No idea. This lady didn't have any problems with bag stowage on what appears to be a FlyBE Q400 yesterday
https://twitter.com/ahighlandblend/stat ... 9115509760
They have kevlar sheeting affixed to the wings due to the poor quality of the runways that they use. It's called an Ice Protection Panel, and it's not affixed to the wing - but to the fuselage to protect it from ice flying off the props (there's a photo in the article, and it is clearly explained)....Jump to post
Here is a report on unofficial plans for the Q400. https://avioradar.hr/index.php/en/international-world-news/1556-back-to-the-future-the-de-havilland-canada-dhc-8-400 PW150C engine will reduce fuel burn by a claimed 5% landing gear will be worked over. better de-icing The spicejet 90 seater 28"...Jump to post
Hi, I used to be able to see this quicklink on the right hand side for each thread in firefox but I can't see it anymore. I can't see the name of the last poster to the thread either which appears directly above the "last post" quicklink. I have cleared cookies and logged off and tried a p...Jump to post
IAG and in particular Aer Lingus are going to sell the A321XLR to the world. They'll be the case study which Airbus direct prospective customers to time and time again; major expansion at minimal risk, relatively low investment, no major training or maintenance adjustments and airframes operating 18...Jump to post
They're charing LCC fares so 50 sterling is a lot to the passengers who are getting caught. Im guessing that you have never flown with flyBe? The fares are usually far from low-cost as their main competition is the UK rail network not Ryanair, in most cases and fares are pegged at that level. flyBe...Jump to post
beechnut wrote:lightsaber wrote:Air Lease is buying 50 A220:
Shouldn't this be in the Airbus thread?
The baggage sizers and Flybe formal policies have the advantage that they are simple to evaluate, consistent and you can't claim there is any bias towards one customer over another They are not consistent. Twitter is awash with reports from Customers who have been charged the 50 pound sterling char...Jump to post
Here's hoping for a ton of A220 orders, A220-500 announcement, sale of CRJ project and sale of Belfast plant announcement in the coming week as I want the BBD share price to temporarily jump allowing me to sell my shareholding. Bombardier is too much of a drama queen share for me and it is not the c...Jump to post
As for baggage charges - if people can’t stick to the clearly advised T&Cs at booking and check-in, they can expect a penalty - also advised at the time of booking & check-in. The charge of 50 pounds sterling is entirely disproportionate to the nature of the transgression(1cm larger than th...Jump to post
Irish Revenue Commissioners deserve this. Irish tax strategy has been to attract in Multinationals by offering very low tax rates and then screwing those employees who they employee in Ireland as they see them as captives who they can treat howsoever they wish. Here we have a highly mobile company w...Jump to post
Their shenanigans with £50 fee at the gate for (barely) oversized bags tells me that they don't give too hoots about tarnishing the FlyBE brand in the long term. FlyBE doesn't have many passengers but the amount of reports of this on Twitter tells me they are collecting hundreds extra every flight w...Jump to post
FlyBE dropped by SAS
https://www.pprune.org/airlines-airport ... a-108.html
http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/ ... mit-flybe/ (german)
How much weight does it cost to make an airframe which can be pressurised so that it can fly above FL10. With the improvements in alloys and composites over recent years surely the weight penalty of having to provide a pressurized tube over what would be the weight of a very strong lightweight frame...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Europeans and Americans seem to lose their minds over these airplanes crossing the atlantic.
It seems they are marketing it as the "Dash" alliteratively.
If they can hack away at the cost of building the thing it could steal enough of the 76 seater market to spoil the game for the Jet Manufacturers which overlap that part of the market. Not optimistic about that though.
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/flybe-bos ... july-18150
C OW is "stepping down".
I have my view on what constitutes "stepping down".
lightsaber wrote:Thinking the A330N is competitive vs. a new design shows somewhere a mall is missing its Ninja.
Doesn't this also mean that the A220 is much more economic than previously thought and for shorter hops like those done by Swiss Air or Air Baltic it is burning less fuel and needs to onload less fuel than previously proscribed which still further compounds the improved fuel economy.Jump to post
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/business-48306173?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5ce29b65c73885067942d230%26Ryanair%20does%20not%20want%20Thomas%20Cook%27s%20airline%262019-05-20T12%3A22%3A40.789Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:61a4a9a...Jump to post
Michael O'Leary talking about paying under 200k per month for A320s for Laudamotion
about 18minutes in to the Q&A session at https://investor.ryanair.com/results/fy-19-results/
He also says that the Chinese want to convert his 737-800s to freighters.