Some suspects are now named and the place of the court (the Netherlands) and the date are announced.
https://nos.nl/liveblog/2289672-rechtsz ... rland.html (Source in Dutch)
I think AF-KL should drop the A380’s and focus on simplifying their fleet. They’re lacking behind almost any other airline group and they need to get their shit together.Jump to post
Great news, but is anything set in stone or can BA use this to put pressure on Airbus for a better deal on the Neo’s? I'm pretty sure NEOs slots don't have much room time wise especially for such large order. I think the order count in 2019 (before PAS) is actually at -21. So this should’ve freed o...Jump to post
FatCat wrote:CFM has to thank the B737 for his success, being the only possible engine on the most successful commercial airplane ever sure helped
RalXWB wrote:IWMBH wrote:I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.
Mercure not Mirage...
I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.Jump to post
In February 1971, KLM was the first airline to accept delivery of a B747-206B. All earlier B747s deliveries had been B747-100's. The first six Pratt&Whitney powered KLM B747-206B were delivery with just 3x upper deck windows. https://www.aviationmegastore.com/img/prod/max/1/b/153133_0.jpg Later...Jump to post
I thought the -200 was simply an “ER” version of the -100. The -200B was the type that besides the extra range had also a longer upper deck to house more passengers. It was my understanding the upper decks of the -100 and -200 had the same surface area, but the latter had more windows. The -300 was...Jump to post
This is more in context of a pax NMA, where they are likely to forgo trying to fit current LD3 containers in the underbelly. There is nothing about the main deck freight capabilities so it makes the NMA somewhat a status quo in terms of cargo ops as compared to the 757. Still, it would be a change ...Jump to post
Thinking completely outside of the box, FEDEX runs the 757s until the late 2020s/early 2030s. Then acts as the launch customer for the Boeing NMA freighter. It should have about 3-5 years of service by then, have any kinks worked out and FEDEX will get a nice discount for ordering 100+. o Boeing ha...Jump to post
When will Mahan Air retire the 747-300? I suspect next time the single flying once is due for a C-check. It only flies the longer trunk routes domestically. It underwent an A-check last week and is back in service. The fact that that aircraft is still in service is a testament to the quality of Air...Jump to post
This means that they will basically split up the airline. The Turkish airline has always been the largest of the 3 entities, that will now continue independently together with the Maltese entity. I suspect that the Dutch airline will now get a Sunweb branding and will do charters for the new large ...Jump to post
According to Dutch media Corendon Dutch Airlines has been sold to the Swedish investment group Triton. They intent to merge Corendon with Sunweb, this airline was acquired earlier by Triton. The deal only involves the Dutch activities it doesn't affect either the Maltese nor the Turkish activities o...Jump to post
Probably only an AF order for NB's, I still think KL will order the MAX. It will save them a lot of training for their crew and they aren't in a hurry for new NB's so they can wait out the MAX crises. I believe I recently read something about a new order for Indigo? Maybe we will hear something abou...Jump to post
Seems to be an ex-China airlines 747 N508BB. One Caribbean is a charter airlines, the 747 is not uncommon in the charter business.Jump to post
I guess it's for Icelandair to do the dirty job now. The dirty job? You mean to do the thing the company was started for, flying customers? No, to get as much traffic to and from Iceland to help the economy regardless of the costs. Icelandair is listed on the NASDAQ, they have an obligation to thei...Jump to post
The A380 was an engineering success but definitely not a commercial success. I doubt if they even played even on the model. The Boeing wide body strategy is beating that of Airbus and their is no way around that. Not a commercial success, according to whom? Does EK think the A380 was a commercial f...Jump to post
ewt340 wrote:I guess it's for Icelandair to do the dirty job now.
Interesting post on CNCB, the Boeing 797 could be equipped with an single pilot cockpit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings-new-797-could-be-built-to-fly-with-just-one-pilot-on-board.html They would be more prudent if tried single pilot cockpit on a newer generation of their C-17 before trying...Jump to post
Because DL apparently didn't want them at the time for the price that was asked. In the early 90's their MD-80/90's where brand-new and DL didn't need a replacement. When these planes grew older and the 717's came available at a good price, DL picked them up. If DL wanted to replace all MD-80/90's o...Jump to post
Interesting post on CNCB, the Boeing 797 could be equipped with an single pilot cockpit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings ... board.htmlJump to post
Cargojet just announced in a press release a partnership with rapper Drake. The deal includes a 767-300F being converted into a custom private jet, that is exclusively used by Drake. I didn't know Cargojet did these kind of things? And can a freighter being converted into a private jet? http://www.c...Jump to post
Im really interested what happens to Condor. it could mean a new competitor on the German market when LH does not buy it.Jump to post
Ultra air? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... 5695954968).jpgJump to post
I am an insider. That’s who told me that. So you're spreading corporate on an online open forum? Im sceptical. But, don't you think that Boeing is a little late with the NMA? Most airlines need replacements now, not in 10 years. Last time I did the math, 2025 is in six years, not 10. As another pos...Jump to post
It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. Which Boeing insider told you that? :-) Because they haven't even launched the type yet... so any prognostications like that are more rumors and wishful thinking. I am an insider. That’s who told me that. So you're spreading corporate on an online open f...Jump to post
If Lufthansa takes over Condor/Thomas Cook, they can sell their B757-300s to Icelandair. They are younger than the B752 and have decent cycle counts as they fly 2-5-hour flights to holiday destinations, so four cycles a day on average. Yeah they could, but that is a big if. Also, these planes are a...Jump to post
It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. A clean-sleet design without delays? If it becomes - lets say - 2030, Icelandairs' 752 fleet will be 35 years(!) old. It is time for them to look at other options. It’s a clean sheet design. I can’t yet predict if there will be any delays. Almost all cle...Jump to post
What’s your source to state that Boeing has dragged their feet on NMA? I’m not seeing that at all. We also don't see the NMA, so that should be your evidence. It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. A clean-sleet design without delays? If it becomes - lets say - 2030, Icelandairs' 752 fleet wi...Jump to post
Bot aircraft look great, they're going to make a lot of money for their owners.Jump to post
Boeing has dragged their feet on the NMA and Airbus currently has the best alternative available to replace the 757 on longer sectors. The A321 LR is fine plane. I don't blame Icelandair one bit. What’s your source to state that Boeing has dragged their feet on NMA? I’m not seeing that at all. We a...Jump to post
JerseyFlyer wrote:There must be a lot of delivery positions opejing up from the clutch of airline failures over the past 12 months - or have they ALL been reallocated already?
“Will never fly the MAX again” *sees that tickets on the MAX are 10% cheaper* “Aah the MAX is fine, Boeing knows what it’s doing” Yes of course. But with airlines' profit margin this can easy mean a difference between quarter in black. Or in red. Maybe for some airlines, for some time. But remember...Jump to post
https://www.interfax.ru/moscow/660212 According to Russian report, the evacuation was rather quick, but some passengers trying to take their personal belonging from luggage rack have made it difficult for passengers at the back to evacuate and thus caused their death. Wow... it seems a little early...Jump to post