Asiana might have its own problems, but it found money to acquire 12.7 million additional shares in Air Busan, increasing its stake to 55.1%. As a convertible bond of 416M USD. I don't know where Asiana got the money from. They are suffering from capital impairment. Meanwhile, the HDC-Asiana acquis...Jump to post
This thread has run off the rails! Why don't we try to help this guy? O.K., I haven't flown Delta during this coronavirus pandemic, but I got some help from them during big-time irregular ops last year by calling their help desk at 1-855-548-2505. I left my cellphone number for them to call back, a...Jump to post
IAD will be off the list soon. Hopefully!Jump to post
I just ran some numbers through my my models and the 77L taking a 40t payload out of JNB direct to ATL would require about 309t takeoff weight (looks to be about the limit looking at the ACAPS takeoff chart) and would burn about 117t of fuel over the course of about 16:08. Assuming that the A350 we...Jump to post
saab2000 wrote:It seems as if news on the MAX and a return to airworthiness has dropped off to near zero. Does anyone with inside knowledge know of work happening on this front?
OZ plans restart 13 additional routes in June. https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2020/05/774_289532.html Weekly capacity from ICN Airport May June NRT 7 7 PEK 0 7 PVG 0 7 NKG 0 2 TAO 0 3 WEH 0 3 CGQ 1 3 HRB 0 2 YNJ 0 4 DLC 0 2 CAN 0 4 XIY 0 2 CTU 0 2 HKG 2 2 TPE 5 5 MNL 3 4 PNH 3 4 HAN 3 7 SGN ...Jump to post
Is it possible that how Korea dealt with Covid-19 could mean KE will be in a favorable position once traveling becomes normalized again? If Korea had a strong domestic market, sure, but as you know it doesn't. Indeed GMP-CJU is the busiest route but that's really the only route they can make a lot ...Jump to post
JNB-ATL might have some issues with A350 due to it being hot and high. But with the new 280t MTOW I don't know until Delta proves with real flying. On the other hand, LAX-SYD is absolutely possible. The route is even shorter than current A350 routes and none of them are high altitude. It is downrigh...Jump to post
Second day of flights carrying nothing. Same HL7625 A380.
Yesterday they did 9 flights, so 3 pilots. They finished 8 flights today. Most likely they'll do one more to get 3 more pilots done.
It's pretty clear that what Clark is meaning is the fact that the A380 was discontinued in 02/2019. So don't get too excited. Yeah, this is right. I read the original source. This is nothing dramatical. https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/emirates-tim-clark-coronavirus-is-a-black-swan-even...Jump to post
So... they ARE doing the ferry flight. OZ801C-OZ807C ICN-ICN HL7625. 7 flights in one day.
Just ground them until Thailand allows foreign nationals to enter. It isn't like A380's are suddenly in demand. Or any country with an A380 sim for that sake. Positioning all crews in business class to France or Germany (there must be A380 sims there) is much cheaper than doing circuits. Asiana won...Jump to post
But KAL has a simulator and share the simulator would save costs. A simulator is in no need of a heavy check or run out of FH or FC like the aircraft I agree that KAL sharing the simulator would be the best solution. Low cost, and much much more environment-friendly. But KAL is not willing to do so...Jump to post
Would it have to be just belly cargo? AC has taken out the seats of several of their 77Ws and are using them for cargo. PPE, which is much of the cargo being moved around these days, is light enough that it wouldn't require reinforced floors. Or simply put a box of PPE on each seat and cover them w...Jump to post
As the OP points out, OZ doesn't have access to A380 sims. They used to contract this out to TG but can't go there due to the border closure; meanwhile KE isn't about to share their own sims. If they really need to, some touch and gos are probably cheaper than almost empty long haul flights. Howeve...Jump to post
There are sims that could be used to keep pilots current. It is much cheaper and accomplishes the same thing as bounces in the aircraft. As the OP points out, OZ doesn't have access to A380 sims. They used to contract this out to TG but can't go there due to the border closure; meanwhile KE isn't a...Jump to post
Asiana Airlines pilots may lose Airbus A380 certifications next month due to lack of flights There is no loss of certificate, they would just be a loss of currency. The priority would be for the training pilots as they can get the regular pilots current again on the aircraft. I don’t think this wou...Jump to post
Asiana Airlines pilots may lose Airbus A380 certifications next month due to lack of flights http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_business/942524.html Pilots need to make three takeoffs and landings within 90 days for type certification. Asiana (and Korean Air) doesn't fly A380 for an ob...Jump to post
I guess OZ2053 is a cargo-only flight operated by pax 359?Jump to post
Air Premia was assigned IATA code if YP and ICAO code of ABZ. Registrations for first 3 787s arriving this year reserved as HL8387, HL8388, and HL8389. Nothing says South Korea like Aberdeen... On a serious note, I would doubt that the capacity for this much additional capacity between the US and A...Jump to post
Well what a crazy time to live.
WTI is -37 USD per barrel. What is the impact on the air transportation?
There's a big spread between jet kerosene and crude oil now. Can airlines stock up the crude and ask for processing later?
HDC Hyundai Development Company has indefinitely postponed the acquisition of Asiana Airlines. http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=43640 HDC still insists that they are going to acquire Asiana, saying the takeover is "on track". https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN202004020...Jump to post
Yep. They failed at the initial attempt.
They will most likely try again. KCGI and Bando have greatly increased the ownership stake. KCGI even suggested Delta to sell their stake (I don't think Delta will do so). This will be a long-term fight.
If this crisis lasts beyond another couple of months, it would be the exact right time for DL to invest. First because other airlines, and the corresponding governments, will be desperate. DL can write their own terms. Second because the cost will be pennies on the dollar, probably with government ...Jump to post
Korean Air is also doing belly cargo-only flights with pax aircraft.
I'd like to know how much the max payload is though.
This crisis will have a major effect on the A380 program as well. Right now for KE, just 45 planes are flying, with the A380s now grounded. The problem for KE is that the network within Asia is severely disrupted. But with OZ also in trouble, even with animosity between the owners of KE and the gov...Jump to post
The government will bailout Korean Air if such thing happens. No question marks. See how much the government assisted in Asiana case. I have to wonder if it came down to KE shutting down, could/would the Korean government try to persuade one of the big conglomerates (Hyundai) to step in ? I think t...Jump to post
The government will bailout Korean Air if such thing happens. No question marks. See how much the government assisted in Asiana case. I don't know the details but Korean Air does have high debt-to-equity ratio. Asiana once had a cross-default risk if the D/E ratio exceeded 1000% or could not pay bac...Jump to post
Korean Air is much more likely to order the 777-9 since they have not ordered A350 or 777-9 yet. KAL has a large 77W fleet and A380's which could have a short career if AF is any guide. KAL Have the lowest density A380s of any operator. I can easily see the 777-9s taking over the A380s role in thei...Jump to post
So possibly, a large proportion of other crews and passengers who fly the same flight with that attendant, as well as get in the same airframe might be infected. The airframe is HL7611 (A380), currently serving for the same route (KE12) at the moment I was typing this reply. God bless everyone. I'm...Jump to post
A Korean Air cabin crew was found to be infected by the coronavirus. Is this confirmed? References I can see to it always seem to be from sites with 'unusual' URLs then propagted on Twitter. https://news.v.daum.net/v/20200225153901850 Article in Korean. This cabin crew contacted a confirmed case du...Jump to post
A Korean Air cabin crew was found to be infected by the coronavirus. Is this the first case for the cabin crews?Jump to post
Korean Air and Asiana are still flying into China---just a one stop in Seoul connecting the US and China. I wonder if the authorities in the US screen inbound pax from these flights. Anybody know? A foreign national departing China would not be admitted to US anyway (unless they stopover in Korea f...Jump to post
Lee Myung-hee (Mother) and Emily Lee Cho (Youngest sister) announced that they are supporting the current CEO Cho Hyun-tae.
Now both sides got similar stakes. The fight will be intense.
I've always been impressed how quiet Tokyo is compared to other cities like New York, London, LA, without the plane noise pollution. I guess that will be changing now with jets roaring overhead at altitudes below 4,000ft in places like Shinjuku and Shibuya. I searched for 羽田 騒音 (Haneda noise) on Tw...Jump to post
Now official: KCGI, Bando and Cho Hyun-ah (Heather Cho the Nut Rage) form a partnership, hoping to oust Cho Hyun-tae (Walter Cho the Vase Rage) the current CEO. Hanjin KAL ownership: KCGI:17.29% Heather: 6.49% Bando: 8.28% Total 32.06%, and they are the current largest shareholder. KCGI alliance pro...Jump to post
ANA HND New and additional flight Schedule Asia Delhi (from 29 MAR 2020) NH837 HND 09:50 - DEL 16:05 D 789 NH838 DEL 18:10 - HND 05:35+1 D 789 Ho Chi Minh City (from 29 MAR 2020) NH891 HND 16:45 - SGN 21:10 D 789 NH892 SGN 22:30 - HND 06:30+1 D 789 Qingdao (from 29 MAR 2020) NH949 HND 09:55 - TAO 1...Jump to post
https://trafficnews.jp/post/93085 (article in Japanese)
Indeed. The JV does not include US. The scope involves Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Australia.
I wondered for a while how smuggling soft drinks could be a crime...Jump to post
Today, Cho Won-tae and Lee Myung-hee jointly announced their reconciliation and a public apology.
https://www.hankyung.com/economy/article/201912300230g (Article in Korean)