Thanks for clarifying the OP's metric, and for offering an alternative, but I've never understood the fascination with aircraft movements. Movements can reflect small avg gauge, or caps on runway/taxiway capacity, or limited hours, as much as demand. Movements don't reflect revenue because they ign...Jump to post
When I was a small kid domestic flights in Sweden were on piston aircraft. The first airliner flight I remember was in 1970 from BMA to UME on a Linjeflyg CV440. Picture taken 1965 by Lars Söderström I flew on these a couple of times and not very much compares to a take-off in a piston airliner... a...Jump to post
JonesNL wrote:We will probably never have an 737 sized battery powered vehicle....
Dominic Gates quotes a new WSJ article: " Mr. Teal, who as the MAX’s chief engineer personally signed off on MCAS ... told investigators he approved MCAS without knowing that a malfunction of a single sensor could trigger the system to repeatedly push down a plane’s nose and possibly lead to a...Jump to post
The change from 9 to 10 abreast made the 777 fall from my favourite long haul plane to a plane I avoid. Didn't experience neither the 787 nor the 380 yet, so my long haul experiences are limited to 747, 777, 330/340 and 350. The biggest point isn't if your butt gets 17 or 18 inches of seat width, th...Jump to post
So...they were planning to tunnel across Rwy 13/31 from the proposed Terminal 5 to emerge beneath the existing T3 on the opposite side ? That's a rather delicate operation given the high water table in the area. In any case it seems more viable than a bridge over the runway :duck: Jokes aside, a pe...Jump to post
Starting Monday, SAS will use one single aircraft for domestic services in Sweden and fly ARN to VBY, UME, LLA and KRN only. Source, in Swedish, possibly behind paywall ... Det är Arlanda till Umeå, Kiruna, Luleå och Visby som fortsätter medan all annan inrikestrafik upphör. Syftet med att fortsätta...Jump to post
This will be a lot less of a shock than people think. There’ll be a few airlines that fall by the wayside but ultimately it’ll get up and running again, it always does. Don’t misjudge the speed of the recovery, after 9/11 people were physically scared stiff to get on an aircraft after seeing four a...Jump to post
Remember when Swine Flu was supposed to decimate the world? From April 2009 to Feb 2010, 55 million Americans got it, 250,000 were hospitalized and over 10,000 died. We did not cancel March Madness, comic con, music festivals, drop our Disney plans, hole ourselves up in the house , so on and so for...Jump to post
what's up with electric planes and v-tails? AFAIK, one reason to put in on electric planes (or any plane) is to reduce drag and thus get a little more range. But I am not an aerospace engineer... and the cynic in me can't help to think that the main purpose to have a V tail aircraft in these kind o...Jump to post
A few Swedish domestic carriers are on my list. Picture links to aircraft types I have flown with the livery they had when I flew them. The first carrier I have flown some 50 times and on three aircraft types. All flights with these four operators were 30 to 50 years ago.... :old: Linjeflyg (LF) Syd...Jump to post
The number of crashes are so low, the industry is very safe, that one crash makes all the difference. And given the rise in number of passengers and airplane movement, staying the same is quite an achievement in it self. Yes. ET 302 alone was 157 deaths, leaving 100 for everything else. Probably we...Jump to post
amax1977 wrote:A flight that could leave LAX at 11:00 AM would arrive LHR next morning at 6:00 AM ...
The 737 is Boeing's bread and butter and they have thousands of them on their order books. Of course the priority number one is to get it flying again, they must do it and they will do it. Scrapping the 737 is no option, it's like suggesting ripping out the heart of the body. They will make a come b...Jump to post
The obvious answer is that there is only a partial synch between city size and airport size. Consider the following three factors: a) Catchment area - how many people served by the airport is much more important than size of the city b) Competing airports nearby or in the same city c) Connecting tra...Jump to post
I've often wondered if "some" of the injuries sustained by turbulence if not faked, greatly exaggerated for lawsuits or some sort of money making scheme. Obviously with the unexpected turbulence with the seat belt sign off people in the lav or in the isles, FA's up and about the cabin and...Jump to post
The pax called the airline and told them it was a possum. The airline okayed it. That's the issue. The pax called, got it cleared, flew the first leg, then was denied on the way back. So, how was the crew supposed to know the opossum was okayed? Did he tell the airline what flight he would be on an...Jump to post
Its not the percentage which as you say is small its that the failure occurred at an unexpected point in the structure, unlike the A380 wing btw which was predicted to fail where it failed. Boeing were not anticipating a rupture that destroyed the structure, they need to go back and understand why ...Jump to post
Biggest failure in commercial aviation? That's an easy question to answer. It's the 737 MAX. If the MAX does not become ungrounded and the new planes waiting to be delivered will be scrapped - yes. But exactly how likely is that? More likely is that the MAX will start flying again, after some time ...Jump to post
I tend to fly to the same airports so my list is not growing.. 14 letters covered. Even less impressive considering the first entries are 50 years ago. However, my list begs a definition - it is the airports' codes at the time of the landing. This means I have not landed at DMK even if I have landed...Jump to post
No one suggests the 789 was chosen over 339 to avoid the RR engine?Jump to post
flipdewaf wrote:[ ran some numbers through my model/simulation ...
I assume the total fuel consumption per passenger will be bigger than with a stopover, there is only one take off instead of two but on the other hand the fuel tanks must be filled to the brim (plus maybe an extra canister in the cockpit :-) ) and there is a penalty for carrying all that fuel. Prov...Jump to post
Given the fundamental economics of project sunrise routes, if the premium demand is not enough to profitably fill 100++ premium seats up front consistently (A380 has 113/144, 787 has 70) the routes just won't make money because Y isn't gonna garner the gigantic premiums necessary to compete against...Jump to post
What would benefit me the most: The Philippines paving the runway in Hilongos and extending it by about 5 to 6,000' and AA starting LAX to Hilongos. If that doesn't happen: LAX to Tacloban City (TAC / RPVA) on AA. LAX to Panglao (TAG / RPSP) on AA. Of these routes, which are viable? None. Haha, I d...Jump to post
Sun Class Airlines is a pretty good name for their charter airline product. Good name, but should have been Sun Trip :lol: I guess no one outside of Scandinavia will understand that one. It's from a 1980 Swedish movie which is a parody of charter travel, with a money smuggling plot as a back bone. ...Jump to post
I think Airservices Australia and Saab have been doing this since 2011 Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions have three (two?) airports in Sweden with remote towers. Five more are to get the system in the coming three years where the biggest (MMX) has over two million passengers yearly. I think it wil...Jump to post
I wld. assume so - don't know - hard to find details > all 58 "active" aircrafts will be inspected immediately acc. to SAS -( 31 already done) 3x600´s active 26x700´s active 29x800´s active I got the impression from one article I read (Aftonbladet, credibility dubious) that the planes wit...Jump to post
Anyway, I am curious to see how she got thru secure. Hopefully we find out. Hopefully, but I doubt it. Releasing that information gives other wannabe's a blueprint to try the same thing. It should be like a Windows security fix - make the fix, then you can tell everyone what was the problem. In oth...Jump to post
What is the actual flying time in cruise between HEL and ARN. Could it be more than 15 minutes? Surely all/most the 24 hour rotations AY manages from HEL should be just as viable for SK from ARN? It's 400 km. Some of that extra distance will be cut by more efficient routing depending on destination...Jump to post
2009, final to AMS - for some reason I never flew into Amsterdam in April before. I was used to see it in the autumn or winter. Virtually every field was covered with tulips or other flowers, one white field, one orange field, one pink field.. Googled for a pic, it looks something like this.Jump to post
Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) has terminals 2,3,4 and 5. No terminal 1 - and AFAIK, there has never been one! It is said that when Terminal 2 was built, two terminals were planned but terminal 1 was cancelled. The numbering then continued so if in the future a Terminal 1 would be built, the terminals' geo...Jump to post
I liked it. But I agree the big silver SAS won't stand out enough. A problem inherited from the current livery.. It is great to see the didn't go for pure white, there are too many of them and it requires frequent cleaning to look good. While I had preferred real flags, that multicoloured stripe is ...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:. How would a software tweak fix tail tipping on the ground? I think that issue would still remain.
I bet that bluish PR picture is not the SAS machine at all. Flags and Star Alliance logos photoshopped in, even the airplane as a whole could have been photoshopped in. Salina Chan published a picture up thread where there were no engines, but you could see a painted pylon - and it was white and re...Jump to post
I bet that bluish PR picture is not the SAS machine at all. Flags and Star Alliance logos photoshopped in, even the airplane as a whole could have been photoshopped in. Salina Chan published a picture up thread where there were no engines, but you could see a painted pylon - and it was white and red...Jump to post
Clearly they're not that reputable, since they got the article from the aviation equivalent of the Onion: https://thinairtoday.com/2019/08/15/saudi-man-accidentally-buys-2-airbus-a350s-for-sons-birthday/ A lot of good stuff on that website, thanks! Off topic, but I loved the London Underground Airp...Jump to post
The research must be 100% aimed at the crew.
For a realistic experiment for passengers, they must be seated together in economy and have all lavs but one blocked - I bet they won't do that..
Having actual acceleration compared to expected acceleration would be neither very hard to implement nor very expensive. There has been too many close calls due to erroneous weights in takeoff calculations. The plane was probably accelerating as expected - acceleration wasn't the issue, the availab...Jump to post
I would throw in Saab 90 Scandia (18 built). I would more agree to KentB27:s list than the OP:s. The A380 and A346 were failures from a business perspective, but not complete disasters. I don't know if I would put 737-600 on the list however, was it about 60-70 planes - and a derivative with lower d...Jump to post
Having actual acceleration compared to expected acceleration would be neither very hard to implement nor very expensive. There has been too many close calls due to erroneous weights in takeoff calculations.Jump to post
The outer part of one wing (about half of it) broke and fell off, but AFAIK it is not yet clear if this caused the plane to crash or if it was a result of the forces when it went down. I guess that is what they want to find out. There are two cellphone videos floating around, but they show the final...Jump to post
I like the statement in the article "The airline itself is using 57 times more biofuel than in 2011" in the article. It says absolutely nothing. They could have used 1 kg in 2011 and 57 kg this year... Of course they are doing green-washing, they do not like to be the big bad wolf here - m...Jump to post
I get a feeling this has happened a lot of times lately? Or is it just my imagination? This time it was an unruly passenger on a chartered SK flight from Greece island Zakynthos to Copenhagen.
Whoever is the biggest, I am happy as long as both are able to compete with each other. A duopoly is bad enough, a monopoly would be disastrous. So I hope neither of them will be significantly bigger than the other before there is a third manufacturer worth mentioning (unlikely for the foreseeable f...Jump to post