This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble....... Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO If real, Jet could be...Jump to post
I have a couple of doubts regarding the 787 program's deferred cost. Is it a cost overrun during the development which is reduced with the profit from each plane, or is it equal to (total cost of program) - (total revenue generated by the program). The second case would mean the value of the invento...Jump to post
avier wrote:VTCIE wrote:Yet Trujet continues to carry on. Why has it been the only success in the South?
Good political connections with the state govt. I presume.
So the competition wish will never come true. Bangalore may be the sore loser if 9W drops the station in this mess. I would HATE for that to happen. Bangalore will be key to Jet recovery in the future. If they have to withdraw from some bases to survice, I hope it will be AMD, HYD and CCU in that o...Jump to post
The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 Delta shines in a ranking of measures including delays, mishandled baggage and complaints, while American lags behind its largest competitors, its basically a measure of how airlines perform operationally. 7 categories, 1 overall winner. 1st category, On Tim...Jump to post
That would make sense for long haul but I am sure the 240 config can easily do 1500nm which is the longest domestic route. The plan is to employ A321neos on both medium haul international routes and high capacity domestic routes. Having different seat configurations for both would complicate schedu...Jump to post
unrave wrote:ssreekanth2000 wrote:Why did indigo go with 222 seat config over the 240 seat limit? Is this a long haul config? Or their standard one for the a321?
240 seats would restrict range
Last time I checked UDAN wasn't funded by taxpayers. AI meanwhile has gobbled up $7b of Indian taxpayer funds since 2012 alone without anything to show for it. And about that VGA-SIN flight, let us separate facts from the myths: AP government called a tender for the VGF IndiGo quoted the lowest VGF...Jump to post
Just to make a comparison - Jet airways total debt till date - approx 8000 cr which is 1.1 b usd. Uber total debt estimated - 4 b usd , with them taking on even more debt in the range of 1.5 to 2 b usd , and have never had a profit since starting. Do we throw Indian companies under the bus too read...Jump to post
No doubt the 787-10 is very efficient and it of course has great 787 commonality. Thing is, the 777-200ER and A359 have the additional network flexibility to fly in/out of Asia too. Little advantage in not having that. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXJfUmnW4AAra_y.jpg Does the 787-9 have greater rang...Jump to post
fiestyemus wrote:A few major new routes from AI, including those previously announced along with new ones, are now confirmed. These include BOM-FRA, BOM-JFK, BLR-LHR, BLR-BKK, and CCU-BKK.
First Max frames for Kunming, Primera Air, Globus, 9 Air, Lucky Air and Enter Air all coming within the next couple of months. Towards the end of the year first ones for Air Pacific, Royal Air Maroc, Comair and Azerbaijan. Also the first frames for Zhoushan begin in Q4, starting off with an Air Chi...Jump to post
O'Leary wasted a lot of time shopping around, he was probably not happy with the first dozen of quotes he received from Boeing, so while he was devising strategies to save some money, other airlines just came and bought the first available slots and paid Boeing what they were asking for. Some inter...Jump to post
I heard the 737-Max200 won't be taken up till late 2019. Will this not affect Ryanair's competitiveness against other LCCs like easyJet who already have next generation narrowbodies? I am sure Boeing can certify the 200 faster if Ryanair wanted it to.Jump to post
The 747-100 is a particularly troublesome comparison, as the industry moved rather quickly to the 747-200 in order to include a number of improvements. The -100 included early versions of powerplants from all three engine OEs, and they were more problematic. Maintenance itself would have been very ...Jump to post
I was just curious about how much airplanes have progressed in approximately the last 50 years. How would the operating costs of the 747-100 compare with 777-9? Both of these planes have similar seating capacities(within 10-20%). It would be great of someone has any idea of how much cheaper it is to...Jump to post
But the 779 should save about 7% or so versus flying a passenger on the A359. Is that worth the risk of not filling the plane? That will be an airline decision. I also think GE and Boeing underpromised with the 779, but that is a hunch and not fact. Re the GE9X I hope you're right. I always found i...Jump to post
What are the lastest figures?Jump to post
Not 60-70% of the air traffic in India thoughJump to post
How much more efficient is a 737-800 rolling out the line now compared to LN001 737-800? Taking into account both the PIPs and loss of efficiency as the planes become older and maintenance costs creep up. I know the question is very vague but are there any examples of models where the efficiency has...Jump to post
The 77W obviously is far more capable and economical for long-haul but I was curious about which would make more sense for medium haul distances like ME-India. I can't see an obvious answer as the 773 is lighter while the 77W has the more efficient GE-90-115B.Jump to post