Here's a video: https://twitter.com/johnestevens/status ... 89512?s=20
Tail is fine I guess but the thin, wavy stripe and gold lettering look very dated in my opinion.
Also, if this is going to be used full-time for VIP transport why have they retained the refuelling pods?
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get anything built in Britain, with the constant barrage of legal proceedings on “environmental” grounds plus NIMBYs and the politicians who pander to them. In any case, I’m not sure how having an already crowded two-runway airport with planes circling above L...Jump to post
The hinged nose door of the 747-8F is very useful, and not found on converted -400 freighters.Jump to post
What about a larger horizontal stabiliser?Jump to post
What was the reason for Thomas Cook (Airlines) having so many subsidiaries like Scandinavia, Balearics, Belgium etc.? I understand the need for Condor to be separate as it has its own history but the rest seem like paper exercises / accounting tricks. Why didn’t they merge them?Jump to post
Alex Macheras has got to learn some self-restraint. Otherwise, one day it is really going to cost him. Where does he claim to get all his information from? I would imaging that, in cases like this, markets, customers and staff would be told before an aviation expert ? “Expert” that’s a good one. He...Jump to post
The government should not bail out a private company. You can't have a system where profits go to shareholders during good times and losses are picked up by taxpayers when everything hits the fan.
If it can't rescue itself, it should be allowed to fail.
At the very least they need to sort out the naming. The LR and XLR names make no mention of the fact that these are based on A321neos, so some people could think they are standard A321s. “neo” needs to be incorporated somehow.Jump to post
Will Heathrow ever get round to renaming its terminals? As I understand it, once the 3rd runway is (eventually) built the plan is to demolish Terminal 3, in order to allow expansion of Terminal 2. Combined with the already closed Terminal 1, this would leave two "missing" terminals. Perhap...Jump to post
workhorse wrote:chunhimlai wrote:They should purchase an UK airline and rebrand as Jetblue Europe
And start their business to Europe
I see a bit of a problem here.
I'm would also appreciate any help in identifying a specific aircraft. It was a BA 747-400 from JFK to LHR on 17 August 2008. It left JFK some time in the afternoon after 4PM (New York time). I've managed to identify the outbound registration using the Heathrow archives (http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/he...Jump to post
I'm would also appreciate any help in identifying a specific aircraft. It was a BA 747-400 from JFK to LHR on 17 August 2008. It left JFK some time in the afternoon after 4PM (New York time). I've managed to identify the outbound registration using the Heathrow archives (http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/hea...Jump to post
When I try upload a picture for my profile I get sent to an error page which says: Sorry, you have been blocked You are unable to access airliners.net At the bottom there is something which says Cloudflare Ray ID: 4f7e8010cfca6ab3 Everything else works fine, I can post on the forum etc. but I just c...Jump to post
Turkey formally kicked out: https://twitter.com/MarcusReports/statu ... 4175015942
Millions of dollars of contributions from Turkey wasted since 2002 because lunatic Erdoğan wants to score some anti-American points.
All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on.Jump to post
Hopefully the runway actually gets built. The NIMBY mafia need to be defeated.Jump to post
I suppose it makes sense for BA to use them at Gatwick as they used to operate the -400 from there to places like Morocco. They should shift all current Gatwick A320s to Heathrow to simplify things e.g. Heathrow all A319/320/321 and Gatwick all 737Jump to post
Lufthansa Cargo 777F D-ALFG returning to PAE after a test flight, RAT deployed (25 Mar) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2is1jzUgAAq45v?format=jpg https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status/1110327357598920705?s=20 Are new 777s still being built with halogen bulbs? I thought they would have moved to LED b...Jump to post
I think the black font will look better. Blue didn’t really make sense for Turkey, given their national colours etc.Jump to post
Apparently two of the five will be built from used frames: https://www.janes.com/article/88545/uk-to-buy-second-hand-737s-for-wedgetail-aew-c-project I think this is much easier for the E-7 than the P-8 as all E-7 were built as commercial 737-700s, before being modified, rather than being built as d...Jump to post
First RAF P-8 in production: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-458014/Jump to post
Understood. But there is a new certified flightdeck already. Why didn't UPS and the others adapt it? For that matter, why didn't Boeing offer it on the 763s once they got it done for the KC46? The design adopted by FedEx and UPS is designed for both the 757 and 767 and uses three displays. The KC-4...Jump to post
in the meantime in Germany: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-airlines/lufthansa-europaclufthansa-950.png?itok=j1Ngx5Zm Newest poll: 76% in Germany are in favor of EU membership https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/umfrage-drei-vi...Jump to post
The E7 doesn’t have a low level mission but it can be refueled in flight, they would be useful for that as well This is very geeky, but technically the E-7 *did* have eyebrow windows; because the two actual E-7 were based on 707 airframes. They were later redesignated EC-18B and later became part o...Jump to post
I think Copa will be forced to update otherwise it will look weird. They should do the same basic livery but with a Panama red cheatline. I think it will look neat and match their national colours (red, white and blue)Jump to post
I was searching for some sort of guide to plane spotting for a non-enthusiast friend and this came up as one of the first hits on Google: https://thepointsguy.com/2017/04/beginners-guide-to-plane-spotting/ What the hell is this article talking about? For one thing, it keeps making misleading claims ...Jump to post
Another topic, just for change :) Don't you think it's time for PC to review their livery? Yes! I want Pegasus on the fuselage instead of Flypgs.com and a new letter font on the tail and more dynamic coloring on the livery! Agree. Websites on liveries is very outdated and reminds me of the late 90s...Jump to post
Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind.Jump to post
Taller gear would be a real problem in terms of space. Just look at what they had to do for the MAX 10 to fit the gear in the wheel well, with the lever action etc. Keep in mind that even the MAX 10 landing gear only provides additional height on rotation, not all the time. It would be easier (in my...Jump to post
The later 737-700s with no eyebrows and fitted with winglets and the MAX 7 are my favourite because unlike the longer versions they don’t have a tail skid and look more cleaner as a result. I also really like the look of the 737 AEW&C.
That being said, the MAX has been permanently tainted.
Would a small increase in horizontal stabiliser area make MCAS redundant? Obviously all frames would need to be retrofitted at great cost but it would be a real solution as opposed to an MCAS patch.Jump to post
Why isn’t removing MCAS completely being considered as a solution? The only problem would be a tendency to pitch up in a small portion of the flight envelope, which can easily be countered by pushing forward on the yoke or using electric trim. Seems a lot more logical and also easier to train pilots...Jump to post
HBJZA wrote:Elshad wrote:HBJZA wrote:Appart from the approach path, there might be parking and ground manoeuvring issues due to the length and wingspan of the 319 compared to the 318.
A318 wingspan is the same as A319 and all other A320 series
Really sorry but 318 wingspan is 34,10 meters while 319 is 35,80 meters.