Cargo Airlines are raking in record revenues, I doubt many if any pax carriers are.Jump to post
Always have had a soft spot for Manston and always thought it could be a successful airport (relatively) but its never seemed to work. I can see it becoming a cargo hub for the UK post brexit, with flights from EU going through Manston instead of queuing at the border. However anything that can be d...Jump to post
Just checked wiki, is it true they only have 10 planes now?
Ive noticed that on flightradar all CRJs are name Mitsbubishi Crj-XXXJump to post
Iv always thought it odd when most of LHR traffic goes onto somewhere else why lgw couldn't be a hub . Before low-cost you had bcal hub and Dan air had a massive presence . With those airlines gone and BA taking over what was left lgw always played second fiddle. Lgw was always holiday flying or th...Jump to post
No Delta isn't the largest employer in the state. Atlanta and Georgia are a lot more than just Delta! Who is it then? Home Depot is the largest company, but the majority of their workforce is not in Georgia. Coca Cola, Aflac, UPS and The Home Depot employ more ppl in the state. Delta comes in fifth...Jump to post
The 777X is probably a fantastic aircraft and will be very efficient for a lot of carriers for years to come, regardless if they manage to get the efficiency numbers they said. Not only is it one of the prettiest jets, its will probably be very comfortable like The problem with the plane wont be its...Jump to post
The E2 Project will become part of Boeing's portfolio just as the C-Series became the A220 for Airbus. With the ongoing US-China Trade War, any link-up between China/COMAC with Embraer is unlikely in the medium term (on short term, COVID19 probably has made it very unlikely). So, he is mainly stati...Jump to post
I fear the lack of E2 orders, Covid 19, no bailout from Boeing, Embraer will follow Bombardier footsteps unfortunately.Jump to post
Everytime I read the title of this thread my dyslexia changes Hawthrone to Heathrow
Only one letter difference
Back to topic
A few airlines to look at. BACF has to look at the most profitable routes and make them their own. PAX will overpay right now for a reliable name flying the business routes around the UK. British airways as about as safe as they come from a big airline point of view. Eastern - already a known name i...Jump to post
Airbus have done a lot of research and innovation related to single pilot operation, combined with a significantly more capable AI autopilot. Recently they also performed fully autonomous take off and landings using an A350 test frame. Could this push for an A350 freighter be related to these resea...Jump to post
It just needs a delta style big order for the E2. Qantas is a big one, IAG is another, Alaska are all big airlines they NEED to sell to to get the customer base, the support network going and confidence. They are only 2 or 3 "big" orders away from a completely different outlook, they only ...Jump to post
Purely from my aviation nerd perspective I would love: Qantas Mainline - A220s, A321neo replacing the 737NGs, making a Qantas mainline and Jetstar more aligned. A350 + 787s for LH and ULH (Project sunrise A350s) Qantas Link E190 E2 + E195E2 replacing all but the needed Dash 8s for short runways/low ...Jump to post
As much the A320neo would be a great aircraft for KLM, specially the A321XLR, getting cheap discounted 737-10MAXs would be much more profitable, they can increase capacity vs the 737-700s and the MAX would require less pilot training. Any routes the MAX 10 wouldnt have the range for vs the A321XLR i...Jump to post
Glad to see AA playing some games as well...this is a 100% a LATAM responseJump to post
I'm starting to think that the problem with the E2 is if you want a plane in that category, to fly the routes its optimised for, you might as well go for the A220, which is only a little bit bigger, more range, owned by Airbus. Again. A scope compliant 170E2 would fly off the shelves. It's weird the...Jump to post
Who doesnt want to fly domestic US routes?
I often wonder whether BA would like it if Delta started LHR-MAN/EDI/GLA etc.
The A380 will last for a few years yet but it wont be long. When spares get sparse, maintenance gets more expensive and D checks come around after leases are up, they'll get replaced. I see EK and BA being the only operators in 10 yearsJump to post
To think that in reality Boeing started thisJump to post
For me, who needs who more? Personally, Ryanair need 737MAXs more than Boeing needs their custom. They still have thousands of orders.Jump to post
SXDFC wrote:Maybe someone can help me with this.. Ive been listening to the ATC feed, and all I keep hearing is a door opening up with someone saying " I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you."
Dreamlifter landing, hoping to see it on streamJump to post
The poor boeing workers out in the rain waiting for itJump to post
Im watching it live on youtube, It's such a pretty plane.....Jump to post
Anyone seen this one yet ? In one email message from 2015, an employee who apparently is a test pilot wrote that he crashed the first few times he flew the Max in simulator testing. “You get decent at it after 3-4 tries, but the first few are ugly,” You simply couldn't make it up?? oh dear! It gets...Jump to post
Boeing assumed Pilots would be familiar with the Runaway Trim NNC checklist and they would apply that when faced with a MCAS fault. The Runaway Trim NNC checklist is common to NG and MAX so their argument was that no additional training was needed. They didn't necessarily need a MAX simulator to pr...Jump to post
Zeke, I respect almost all of your posts, but are you drunk?? Of course Iran has and still is covering this up/not doing a proper investigation. They knew right away they had shot this plane down yet lied for 2 days saying it was a mechanical issue. They have now also cleared the crash site destroy...Jump to post
I have to say, Iran surprised me by admitting it after only a few days. I fully believe that US drones were in the area and it was shot down due to this. Trump did say that there would be 0 warning shots if anything happened and Iran technically did fire missiles at them.... I know this is a horribl...Jump to post
Does this mean that the MAX loses the main benefit it has to stop current NG operators from switching to the NEO? Airlines like KLM, Ryanair etc can look at the NEO without the issue of training their current pilots up? If that is the case then why doesn't boeing just remove mcas and certify it as a...Jump to post
Boeing should celebrate the fact this catastrophic risk in the wiring has been identified and highlighted by the regulators BEFORE it had the chance to cause a fatal crash. A crash through another failing by Boeing would have been final nail in the coffin for Max. Let's be honest. So it's short ter...Jump to post
KlimaBXsst wrote:Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled.
It's just not a huge airport. You cannot compare CAN and SZN which are both pax in 10s of millions
The runway is too small and any demand will just go through MAN
Irkut rolls out fourth test MC-21 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/video-pictures-irkut-rolls-out-fourth-test-mc-21-462605/ Sounds like the next one rolled out could be one with Aviadvigatel PD-14 Russian engines. I wonder how many Russian airlines will be ordering MC-21's with domestic e...Jump to post
Brilliant, hope the SSJ all the best, its not a bad plane, its just not got a global support.Jump to post