Fuel is usually the largest ops cost for an airline. If fuel is cheap, labor is the largest ops cost.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust-sp ... onsumption
Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work? Hmmm... it IS working. Cutting SEA/HKG means one city-pair wasn't working. Impediment to growth at SEA is infrastructure, not AS or UA at SFO. A better barometer would be JV (not alliance) totals TPAC from the West Coast. SEA is factor in total JV TPAC. An allianc...Jump to post
https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulf ... buildings/
helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers.
Should DL restart inter-europe service in LHR after Brexit? No, they are waiting until the new 6 runway airport at Exeter is open and then they are going to make that their European hub and dehub AMS and CDG. Ed Bastien told me that just the other day. @chunhimlai... he's joking. EXE intl will be M...Jump to post
Anecdote: I was on an initial (maybe the first) regularly scheduled intl pax flight into the (then) new intl terminal at CTS back in 1998 (IIRC), ICN/CTS on KE. Disembarked, down the jetway and corridor, into an empty and dark arrivals hall. Chaos in the dimly lit hall, as pax filed in. I went past ...Jump to post
Local HNL coverage.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/ ... 36108b58c0
No FAA a/c registration, no skydiving ops certificate or lease from state DOT AptDiv, or employee documentation for the "parachute rigging" company behind the fatal crash. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/11/hawaii-news/company-in-fatal-mokuleia-plan-crash-didnt-have-permit-for-skydi...Jump to post
Flown the RJ series for a number of years and yes, if you want to go down/slow down these speedbrakes are amazingly effective! If you really need to get down quickly on a 737 then drop the gear, flaps 40 and LVL CHG. Holy cow. Or Gear DWN, Flaps 10 and speedbrakes works too. Had an FO show that to ...Jump to post
Re: Beech A90 crash (highest fatality crash in the U.S. since 2011) NTSB prelim report is out, but no root cause assessment yet. Likely to be W&B... tail-heavy, maybe overweight. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/10/hawaii-news/skydiving-plane-was-upside-down-when-it-hit-the-ground-report-f...Jump to post
Withheld info (from pilots flying the MAX and from certification authorities), kludge (as distinct from grandfathered) engineering, and "we 'just' realized that optional feature is actually mandatory".... the MAX is the safety nadir of BCA as a company. Concurrently... "Boeing is also...Jump to post
debonair wrote:That is illegal - exit rows of pax aircraft operated under EASA AOCs must be occupied ...
Positive development. If it works, AA could add a frequency DFW/HKG and/or LAX/HKG.Jump to post
A Siberian network hubbed through a sterile terminal in ANC... calling Moxy and A220s.Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I haven't heard much about Moxie, so the fact they will start hiring is fascinating (late 2019).
I hope in a thorough investigation and heavy fines if rules haven't been followed. I can't imagine battery banks while there are plugs everywhere nowadays in biz and even economy for some a/c. If you need a juice pack after you arrive... where will you have stored it en route? If you have it and yo...Jump to post
The SDP-185 is a minor upgrade of the Sperry (acquired by Honeywell) SDP-175. 1980's era CPU. :roll: :shock: :shock: Easy to see why the stack would overflow. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1426007&p=21494277#p21494277 It gets worse. Remember Zilog and UARTs ...from from...Jump to post
IAD = $16.53 and that's with a $10/CPE subsidy (compared to 2013) from MWAA. https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2016/11/budget-toll-rate-hope-make-flying-dulles-appealing/ MWAA's bet is total emplanements will be stimulated so that subsidies to keep traffic from migrating to BWI won't be needed. That's a b...Jump to post
It's puzzling that Boeing's proposed fix is to use multiple processors instead of a higher throughput processor. If 2 cores isn't enough, use 4 cores, or 6 cores, or 8 cores, or 10 cores. Multiple CPUs add overhead. For redundancy, a second x-core processor, rather than four, 2-core processors.Jump to post
In the U.S., there's no requirement for an exit row to be occupied. The only exit row rules are if a pax is seated in an exit row.
Outside the U.S., YMMV.
My guess is that the original system was a prototype to establish a maintenance cost baseline... and the results were "pull the plug".Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:... I would think it should be discussed on the ground.
BCA could very well enter Chapter 11 BK (reorg).... just as airlines did after 9/11... if liabilities far exceed assets. $8 billion is cash is not infinite, esp. considering claims from airlines that have large MAX fleets grounded. No effect on the DOD and space divisions of Boeing.Jump to post
PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL]
.... big plans for big planes... ??
AF's A380s as a successor to ... force de frappe?
Beechcraft BE65-A90. Indications are it lost power in the L engine during TO, and may have been overweight (11 on board). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/23/hawaii-news/mourners-search-for-answers-as-the-death-toll-from-fridays-fiery-plane-crash-rises/?HSA=2a28a3f6e35429d38eac149fa265d410ed22...Jump to post
How would a hypothetical A380 combi with main deck freight and upper deck PAX do? I imagine it would get MTOW limited very quickly but it sounds like a really cool concept. A good exercise for a Master's thesis in AE, but if Airbus balked at an A380neo, I doubt that re-engineering the hull for carg...Jump to post
UA's reroute of EWR/BOM is not just a tech stop in HNL, it's a RON with crew change.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/ ... -airspace/
Sad news. 9 souls died in fiery crash of a skydiving company's King Air at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu tonight (21 June 2019). Plane was landing. Debris field was 50' x 50', and on airport fence line bordering Farrington Hwy rather than on or near runway. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/21/br...Jump to post
Long term (e.g., one year+) wet-leased frames are often repainted, but I've not heard of an interior refurb (i.e., reconfiguration, as opposed to cosmetic refresh) on a wet-lease.Jump to post
We left the aft airstairs down and had a heavy duty tail stand we always left on when on the ground(and a couple times in flight, thankfully not to me) How did the a/c push back from the gate with tailstand attached? Seems like pushback would produce a "retractable" (retracted?) tailstand...Jump to post
DL's tags from NRT (SIN and MNL) work because of large TYO O&D. If DL could move the flights from NRT to HND I'm sure DL would, but otherwise those tags will stay at NRT until Ed and Glen have better yields elsewhere for the frames. Those tags show the power of FF programs... many cheaper altern...Jump to post
At HNL, WN uses a tail jackstand on every B738 parked at a "gate" (pax ramp). Are jackstands mandatory (SOP) when a WN frame is at a gate?Jump to post
"Crouching galleys" and "crouching lavs" above the main cabin... that should work, Airbus strayed too far in the A380. 1.5 decks would have saved the program.Jump to post
I think WN has the legs to stay in the interisland market, and took the initiative to do so that AS didn't. I've switched my interisland flying to WN and let my Premier Club membership expire... don't need the "free bag" or the bad coffee any more.Jump to post
This is more of a Flyertalk post ... but I'm not active of FT these days. Just off the phone with a DL res agent asking about my wait-listed global u/gs to CDG clearing later this year, and learned the (or at least a major) reason that global cert u/gs are more difficult to confirm at time of bookin...Jump to post
IDK how SY is doing CONUS/HNL (IIRC, SY is not daily to HNL from any of SY's 3 gateways), but I think the new pilot base in PDX may be connected to SY's plans for Hawaii ... trying to preempt WN?