Does anyone have insights about the 4 China Airlines (CI) late-build pax 747-400s, currently stored in TPE? There have been rumors of retirement by the end of July but it would seem nothing official/concrete actually happened? 3 weeks ago further up the thread I posted: Heres the flight activity fo...Jump to post
Does anyone have insights about the 4 China Airlines (CI) late-build pax 747-400s, currently stored in TPE?
There have been rumors of retirement by the end of July but it would seem nothing official/concrete actually happened?
Other than YYZ and JFK, where was the A346 really used at MU on intercontinental missions? Near the end, those were the last international destinations.
WIth all this talk concerning the a343 at LH, I wonder what will happen to the ones at LX... Swiss CEO Thomas Klühr seems pretty confident with the A340-300 for at least a few years to come, describing it as "the ideal plane" to operate. Article in German, Apr2020: https://www.aerotelegra...Jump to post
If the Soviet pilot knew, then it was a murder. Plain and simple. And MH17, yes, that too. And the US has done this too, in the Persian Gulf, in 1988, when it shot down an Iranian passenger plane, an A300. And the Iranians did it too, in January, when they shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane mome...Jump to post
Since it happened 35 years ago it's definitely possible that an engineer working on the plane never knew about JL123 as the accident may have happened when they were a baby or weren't even born yet. I agree it's surprising, especially if it's indeed from a JAL mx worker since their training mention...Jump to post
Scrapping of first ever A330, ex-KA B-HLJ has started in TPE.
Livery has been removed, engines, nose cone and other parts have been cannibalized.
Sokes wrote:-Is there aquaplaning with airline tyres?
Besides being "nice", what's the point of this and does anyone know why they started doing this now? They already used to do that quite a few decades ago. The reason they’re back to it is because AF’s new strategy aims at a higher, more premium positioning and brand image. The new painted...Jump to post
The Qantas B747-400ER fleet was GE powered and these have longer range and other enhancements. They are quite young machines, really hope to see at least one back in service at the second-hand market... Noticeable enhancement is the 777-like Signature Interior... China Airlines also got that cabin ...Jump to post
workhorse wrote:What about the 3 KL's Combis who fly almost daily to PVG? Do they take any passengers or are these flights freight only?
Thanks. Is there a way to find out which bird I flew in 2002 ? My only 747 flights so far. Depends if you took pictures, and if you did, what kind of pictures you have (look for nose gear with the last reg letters, rear fuselage with full reg, special livery, ...) Other than that, you might ask for...Jump to post
The Combi 747 was a marvelous airliner. I was told that in its prime (and perhaps as a 742 Combi) it had high margin ops for Air Canada. Not sure about AC's 744M which is still flying as part of Dubai Air Wing. Maybe there is a distant chance that down the road there will be an efficiency improveme...Jump to post
The 777 is very probably the noisiest widebody passenger jet still being manufactured into the 21st century, even the DC-10 felt quiet in comparison. And noise levels are not up to the airline, that’s a hard fact. As for cabin configurations, indeed it’s not the manufacturer’s choice, but the overwh...Jump to post
All the more reason to keep a small 77L sub fleet. The high costs of keeping such a small subfleet of airliners easily offsets any benefits it could possibly bring the airline, even with one or two so-called "golden routes" that could take advantage of a possible 77L advantage (which appa...Jump to post
Does somebody have more info about the 747 freighter fleet that AF operated? I think they had a couple of 747-200F as well as 747-400F and 747-400ERF. How many of which? Which ones left the fleet when? Was any of the 747 freighters ever painted in the new colours? AF progressively abandoned their a...Jump to post
KLM Management must be sick of A.net, they have decided to push back on this nonsense: KLM CEO states clearly........ No FAREWELL to AF. https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/1577165133/topman-klm-geen-afscheid-van-air-france Please stop FAKE NEWS !!! It's about time an official announcement was made...Jump to post
usdcaguy wrote:It's possible AF will be nationalized soon anyway.
Jetty wrote:If AF is nationalized KL will no longer be a part of it: KL being part of a government owned French company is unacceptable for all KL’s stakeholders.
Another of MOLs specialties : a free publicity stunt I admit he is good at it, but I wish journalists would use more of their critical senses and just ignore his continous, self rightious and self promoting drivel. Why should they? That's how the media makes business. They work together perfectly.Jump to post
And people are stuck at home worrying about this pandemic and their livelyhoods. When things start to return the normal people will not know or care what a MAX is. People are worrying about more pressing matters now. All true, until the media frenzy kicks in again to cover the possible MAX RTS, whi...Jump to post
AirlineCritic wrote:That is surprising. Is LH flying the 747s for cargo mostly, or what's going on?
I’m surprised AF aren’t doing these refurbs a lot quicker, under the current circumstances, now that the fleet utilisation is much slacker. But then AF, being AF, have never been quick to do any refurb. All A330’s are now also in the new config. Airlines are short of liquidity due to the Covid-19 c...Jump to post
Now that the girl flies, I wonder if Boeing will eventually dump the "X" suffix, which is usually employed to name experimental programs and concept planes (7X7, A3XX, 747X, etc.).
Or will they keep it as a fancy marketing trademark like Airbus did with the XWB term?
And there she goes. Taxiiing down the runway. Time to go to bed now.Jump to post
You know what? I'd love the relevant authorities to require an entirely new and separate type rating for the MAX.
That would be a justified backlash, proportionate to the level of negligence and arrogance shown by Boeing at all levels during the whole certification process.
I'm secretly hoping this is Air Greenland, with huge expansion ambitions ala Icelandair
The A330neo wearing the all red livery + raccoon mask would look amazing.
And here we go again. This just smells like the new TWA 800 to me. A theater of emotional truthers and loud mouths, making false claims based on hijacked/unverified/low quality/wrongly interpreted pictures, videos, sets of data (choose one or several), using the power of the internet to spread their...Jump to post
“More ‘troubling’ internal Boeing documents on 737 MAX set for release” Reported by Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times. He seems to have good sourcrs. So, maybe linked to DM’s sudden departure? Troubling documents to be released by... Boeing themselves. Perfectly orchestrated along with the firing ...Jump to post
I also see this as a malicious trick to ease MAX recertification among others.
"See guys? We fired him! That mess was all on him! Now that he is gone, can we get the MAX flying now? New year, new us!"
You can actually sort of see the titles below the white tape on that last photo. They certainly look large, and fairly plain typeface-wise. Not only can you discern the title, but with some basic photo manipulation you can clearly see two large "strokes" on the tail. They correspond to th...Jump to post
Boeing just clarified RTS in a statement. RTS is in 2020.....Crossing fingers BOEING SAYS IT WILL WORK WITH FAA TO SUPPORT THEIR 737 MAX REQUIREMENTS AND TIMELINE 'AS WE WORK TO SAFELY RETURN THE MAX TO SERVICE IN 2020' - Reuters - 2:51 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Dec 12, 2019 Giv...Jump to post
The 757 is known as the Ferrari. No one buys a Ferrari for it's cost efficiency. But both the 757 and Ferrari are a hell of a ride. Neither the boring 737 or 320 will ever give such a feeling. I couldn't care less what it costs the airline. There's really nothing for the passenger to look forward t...Jump to post
If Boeing still plans to unveil some kind of NMA, I’d suspect it would be pretty much a stillborn by now. The A321XLR is the perfect point to point TATL jet for smaller markets, and a great 757 replacement. And yes it is a huge blow to Boeing, they dearly needed to win such a contract from loyal Uni...Jump to post
They are ineffective: a dimming window does not protect well from sun rays, does not entirely block light, are slow to adapt and can get very hot making it very uncomfortable for the passenger. On the neutral position, they still give the window a light milky blue shade. Furthermore they give full a...Jump to post
anrec80 wrote:ILNFlyer wrote:I wonder why the are focusing on the -400....and the Genx-1b has been available since the launch of the 787, wonder why this wasn't studied much earlier....
Wouldn’t 787 engine be a bit too much for 767?
oschkosch wrote:October 30 is the date to watch out for!
https://fortune.com/2019/10/04/boeing-7 ... uilenburg/
Surprised (and a bit disappointed) that they didn't organize any inaugural flight for the general public. They did it two years ago, with more than 3 scenic flights around France onboard their new 787, seats had all been sold within hours/days. It was a huge publicity stunt for AF and great memories...Jump to post
I have the uncomfortable feeling that the next Swissair 111 type of accident will be caused by one of these failing, high capacity powerbanks with no backup system.
It is only a matter of time before one of those fires goes uncontrollable and leads to severe injuries/disaster imho.
FM is something you can't possibly envision in advance and that allows you to break contract without consequences. Global grounding of MAX will not let anybody get away from the fulfilling their contracts. The groundings following the Iceland volcanic activity introducing large amounts of ashes int...Jump to post
Some late-build NGs have Split Scimitar winglets, which are similar to the MAX's winglets, but sporting a curvier profile, and with the tips of both upper and lower sections pointing backwards. Lower winglet section is also smaller, and looks like its been hastily added to the regular NG winglet ass...Jump to post
lvs wrote:COMAC pushes back C919 jet's China certification target to 2021
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin ... SKCN1UX0A7
Good morning/afternoon/evening, I was wondering if anyone had info about A330 prototypes #1 and #2 currently flying under regs B-HLJ and B-HLK, and whether there is a retirement date set given they are nearly 27 years old frames with presumably quite a few cycles on them? If retirement isn't due too...Jump to post
Doesn't really surprise me. Every single 787 I've been on felt shoddy and low quality. They rattle like crazy on the ground. Interior panels are poorly fitted, often rub against each other making it squeek. On one 2 year old plane, I found that the FAs stuffed the corners between 2 panels with wads...Jump to post
Hope Carrie feels the earthquake. The more impact today's demonstrations have, the better.Jump to post