billsalton92 wrote:Already a thread on this
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... a-12587828
Eight on board perished. Plane ended up in flames at the end of the runway.
It was bound for Haneda
Updated list of SIA Group network reductions (PDF) https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/media-centre/200224_ReductioninServicesAcrossNetwork.pdf I received an email from SQ yesterday informing me that I have been rebooked on a different flight in March because the one I was booked on has been can...Jump to post
PW is only on the A330 CEO and 767 as for widebodies. Can they get on either the 787 or 350? Basically do what GE did and buy their way on like they did for the 773, 778/779. What engines does PW have that are in development for a widebody? https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2018/12/19/prat...Jump to post
If things go well for the Comac C919 program, a bunch of CFM engines for that plane might do the trick too.Jump to post
I just got home from the airport. I was supposed to fly to Manila today. Flight got cancelled. Hearing from friends in Metro Manila that they're feeling the ash fall already. The eruption started at 2pm. My colleague was on a different flight that landed at 5pm. I think it started with just a steam ...Jump to post
The A330neo was struggling sales-wise against the 787 because of Boeing's relentless cost-cutting program, negating much of the A330neo's price advantage. Many of those cost savings were likely achieved at the expense of safety. The 787 most likely remains a safe enough plane to fly in, but with all...Jump to post
-Assuming the 737 MAX is recertified, Boeing will completely destroy Airbus in amount of deliveries because all of the airlines will need them ASAP This is completely pointless in the grand scheme of things. Simple math will prove that Boeing has very little chance of ever catching up on their exis...Jump to post
Within a year? No way. The company needs a major cultural reboot, and they've got a massive supply chain that will only get more unhappy and degrade in capacity the longer this drags on. This is in addition to already strained relationships from all the squeezing Boeing has been doing in recent year...Jump to post
If we had not had the MAX crash this could have been the safest year ever in aviation. I would never exclude the MAX crash. It wasn't a blip. It's a direct result of company-wide systemic rot that resulted in Boeing becoming a company that can no longer be trusted to make safe planes. Likewise with...Jump to post
No, worst case you make some automatic deploying strakes that deploy at high AoA only. You need the control logic, the strakes and the deploy mechanism in addition to probably redesigned engine cowling and airlines won´t be too happy about that extra maintenance feature either. Sounds like a plausi...Jump to post
In the reports a few months ago, they said that the engineers tried aerodynamic solutions in the wind tunnel and they didn't work. I don't know if that means literally didn't kill the additional lift or that they added too much drag in normal flight. We're talking about an aerodynamic solution to s...Jump to post
How can you be so sure the MAX will fly again? Do you have information we don't? The problem the MAX faces is not that unheard off. You can always kill the additional lift at high AoA with some strakes or vortex generators to disturb the airflow on the lift creating parts. This comes with a full bu...Jump to post
Fuel burn numbers that have been discussed say both planes are virtually equal. My guess is on shorter sectors the 787-10 does better while on longer sectors the A359 does better. The A350-900 isn't as light as it can be because Airbus chose to take advantage of lighter materials to build a much bi...Jump to post
Please have a look at the list of Boeing shareholders, they are either investment companies or mutual funds making up 70%. The rest is held more then 2500 institutions whoever they are. Less the 1% is attributed to real people, DM being the major one. Boeing is Wall Street. They don't even know how...Jump to post
Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas. As much as I am furious with how things went so bad at Boeing.... I think Muilenberg is a scapegoat. I firmly believe Jim McNerney was the start of a chain of messes that happened to t...Jump to post
A more palatable option for the airlines (not necessarily Boeing, but under some circumstances it may be in their interest to do it), is to restart building NGs, but instead of depending on airlines to switch the orders, make them available for lease to airlines desperately short on capacity due to ...Jump to post
"Cost-cutting" was cited as a reason. More of Mullenberg's relentless cost-cutting campaign coming back to bite them now? Who knows what other skeletons they have in that closet? I'm wondering, if indeed the investigation found this improper and that these layers of protection should not h...Jump to post
CHRISBA35X wrote:Are there any SilkAir A319/20 left and if so will we see these in SQ livery at all?
The beginning of the end... or a new beginning? Who knows. .? But this sure feels like earthquake territory to me - I am not trying to be dramatic But neither am I optimisitic about the latest decision to desolve Silkair and move it into SQ. Why was this necessary? SQ is 100% about top brand. This ...Jump to post
Danish insideflyer.dk https://insideflyer.dk/seat-map-sas-airbus-a321lr has published a seatmap for the new SAS A321LR that will be delivered next year and used for transatlantic flights between CPH-BOS. But seriously, that is one weird layout in business with a 2+2 and 1+1 layout every other row. ...Jump to post
Includes expansions to Fifth-Freedom rights. No details about this mentioned though.
A320 just entered service 30 yrs ago & 757 hasn't been build for 15 years & there was no replacement. But probably you liked the conclusion so much, you took a short break from integrity on the data :wink2: If you don’t like the 30 year benchmark since the A320 was just entering service in ...Jump to post
It should not bother Airbus to much, the rest of the world buys heaps of A320neo. Over 3000 in backlog. The problem is getting in line. That is without counting the 2900 frames backlog for the A321neo. That is not including the orders from Dubai. Why should this even bother AIrbus at all? More airl...Jump to post
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/pol ... ptied-take
Happened on yet another flight...
Perhaps Singapore is also seeing the benefits of going to 10-abreast on the 777-300ER as Cathay has (?), yet would prefer to just go direct to the 777-9 with a common seat as their A330-300, A350-900 and A380-800 fleets. And of course, there is nothing preventing Singapore from eventually adding th...Jump to post
It appears to be a (direct) consequence of the MAX debacle according to the article at Reuters, although he excellent performance of A321neo might have helped the decision as well. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-airlines-airbus/singapores-scoot-to-convert-six-airbus-orders-to-larger-a...Jump to post
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/scoot-taking-16-new-fuel-efficient-airbus-321neos-to-add-capacity-and-grow This makes sense because the A320 and 787 gap is a pretty big one. What's not mentioned in the article is that Scoot is supposed to get 14 737-800s from SilkAir, but there has...Jump to post
The 1990s and the 2000s saw massive advances in ETOPs and performance of jet engines, which led to twin-engined widebodies dominating the market for widebody airliners and started the decline of quads.
That's a game-changing innovation.
Seems like most people either didn't read the article or even if they did, didn't comprehend it. Airbus has issued temporary revisions to the aircraft's flight manual incorporating operational limitations. Airbus knows exactly when this problem could happen, tells pilots to avoid those conditions. I...Jump to post
Ahh sorry just saw this posted in this thread.....
I wonder what kinds of temperature the spotlight generated in order to do this, and what materials the windows are made of.
As for production costs, I don't think Boeing has reduced their costs like they have without taking some unpopular and/or controversial actions. It's up to Airbus in deciding whether they really want to take those same hits in public perception in order to reduce costs in the same ways. Indeed. Thi...Jump to post
Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...Jump to post
Good job, Momo1435. I have to say, even with the very successful announcement of the A321XLR, that's pretty underwhelming. Really boils down to a few months production on the NB front. On the WB side, the 24 339s are a boost to the program, but there are zero A350s. If nothing comes of today, I'd s...Jump to post
I was going to type a proper reply. Then got disillusioned and gave up. If you folks look at that graph and then don't see the impossibility of a 4000-5000 nm 787 equivalent ever making sense for Boeing then there is little point this conversation continuing. Consider this - you are proposing inves...Jump to post
150 aircrafts is an insanely large order. That alone is more capacity than the entire fleets of many airlines, including some of the biggest brand names in civil aviation. It's entirely plausible that they over-ordered and merely need to make an adjustment. I don't think this reflects badly on the 7...Jump to post
Very interesting, also noting that the Fuel volume has stayed at 159000l. Is there some games at hand in making the range just top trump the 778X? Fred It simply means fuel capacity was limited by MTOW instead of volume. After the MTOW increase they'd be able to put more fuel into the plane at the ...Jump to post
Incentive for Trump to stop the trade war. These orders probably only goes through as an integral part of the new trade deal.Jump to post
The A380 in and of itself was not a commercial success, but so what? Hindsight is 20/20. With an unpredictable future, it's normal for companies to make multiple bets. Some work out better than expected, others fail. The A380 was part of Airbus's strategy to cover the full range of the market. Some ...Jump to post
I don't get it. Just because Singapore and Malaysia are close to each other doesn't mean a merger would make sense. To me, MAS would be far more appealing as an acquisition target for an airline much further away who will see MAS as an opportunity to have a hub in this part of the world and greatly...Jump to post
Well then you would have to redesign most of the control surfaces on all Commercial Aircraft - not many of them are going to be that effective beyond Vmo. There is a reason there is a Vmo limit. Still blaming the pilots? Nope 60-80% Boeing as I have said multiple times. I'm just getting sick of typ...Jump to post
Analyst at Malaysia's largest bank Maybank calls for MAS and SIA to merge https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/05/10/mas-and-sia-should-merge-says-analyst/ https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-and-singapore-airlines-should-merge-says-maybank-aviation-analyst Fo...Jump to post
I hate to make this sound too simple, but Boeing is under pressure to produce a lot of airplanes in as little time as possible. Anyone in manufacturing will tell you problems arise, seen and unseen, when these quick(er) deadlines have to be met. New inexperienced employees are hired, corners are cu...Jump to post
Fixing MCAS has always been the easy part. The hard part is going through every step of the certification process and checking if any of those steps have been inappropriately "short-circuited" and then taking remedial actions for those. They have also yet to decide if the common type ratin...Jump to post
I'll try to dig up the article but one of the news articles described that test pilots determined that 2.5 degrees was necessary in some cases to offset the nacelle induced lift. The way it was described indicated that 2.5 degrees would be the max needed. Also the fact that the software update will...Jump to post
Totally not right - the MAX would be fine without MCAS - it is stable - MCAS just keeps the controls from feeling too light at High Angle's of Attack which would make it easier for a Pilot to pull it into a stall - if they ignore the Stick Shaker, the audio warnings and the frame buffeting - making...Jump to post