Please note, by some here, there is a big general error in thinking. Everyone, who starts with "what would Boing do", "what would an American company do", "What do I believe as an American, what they shall do"....You have already failed. Airbus will never do, what you ...Jump to post
Please note, by some here, there is a big general error in thinking. Everyone, who starts with "what would Boing do", "what would an American company do", "What do I believe as an American, what they shall do"....You have already failed. Airbus will never do, what you w...Jump to post
Plating? Perhaps cad plating? There is epoxy coated rebar already, but that has its own limitations. Sorry, why you are always asking for the "high end solution"? Throw in industrial ash and than you have not any more to think about for the next hundred years. It is a replacement and doin...Jump to post
Stainless steel would be a good alternative that wouldn't be a much bigger expense compared to carbon fibre. Plating? Perhaps cad plating? There is epoxy coated rebar already, but that has its own limitations. Sorry, why you are always asking for the "high end solution"? Throw in industri...Jump to post
Please note, Qantas will decide till Dec-2021, which different types and numbers they will order. So I do not see anything regarding a firm order in next days or till end of this year.... So only something like LOI/MOU. The order will be done next year. and expected is an order of more than 100 narr...Jump to post
Well, if they can really achieve EIS in 2025, other OEM will look somewhat sheepish - this 4 year timeline is more like what we were used to in the 1960s and 1970s. Nowadays, it looks more like the difference between originally planned and actual deliveries... Shall I mention the nuts & bolts 7...Jump to post
The whole thing is so far-fetched and foggy, and with such a loooong, distant timeline, that I honestly suggest we forget about this... I for one am going to believe this not only after the prototype has flown, but the order log book has at least ten or fifteen airlines names on it. Sorry...you are...Jump to post
Well the D328 will be built again. But the D328 has never really ended, there was always a continuity from first to last day. There was always the "D328 support service" in "Oberpfaffenhofen" near Muinich and they are still involved and will be responsible for development of the...Jump to post
So that's 15 + 7 for Alitalia. None of the source specifies if these are -100s or -300s, but I guess it will be -300s. Just to put the sources together ALC to lease to ITA (ex-Alitalia) qty 15 A220 https://airleasecorp.com/press/air-lease-corporation-announces-lease-placement-of-31-new-airbus-aircr...Jump to post
With the manufacturing of A220 fuselages in China, I am surprised it took this long. To really discuss this goes into non-Av topics. We will see. With the C919 to be certified soon, I really am confused by this. Lightsaber Recall in the early days of CSeries development that Bombardier and COMAC we...Jump to post
Lesailesduquebec indicating rumors of China certification may be underway due to potential for an upcoming order in China. https://www.lesailesduquebec.com/ I have read, somewhere, the certification process is restarted, few days ago. As I know (or more correct, as it was said/have read it somewher...Jump to post
I know the US has strategic oil reserves, France too. For the other stuff, I don't know, I don't think so. However gas is commonly stored, about a third of annual production is stored in France, apparently right now we're at 80% capacity, no worries for winter. Other European countries, not so much...Jump to post
and the Grunen are partly responsible, with their opposition to nuclear power. There isn't any major party in favor of nuclear power here. Unfortunately. This is a terribly unfortunate state of affairs. Germany should be leading the way, showing the world how to run nuclear energy in a safe and eff...Jump to post
Nord Stream 2 isn't even operational, if people starve and freeze to death it can't be because of it ! Because Russia doesn't export as much as needed, on the other hand, is possible (and is what's happening), proving relying on Russian gas was stupid. But we already knew that, and the Grunen are p...Jump to post
Ramzan Kadyrov won 99.7% of the vote in Chechnya! I guess the solution for Putin for next election is to hold it over the period of a week or so, elongating the period with witch to stuff ballot boxes etc? Putin has really to learn, best from Lukashenko and the great Erdogan. Only when you get >100...Jump to post
Nice fissure vent, let us see how it will end. Will we see one or two single vents or a line of vents or will is stay a fissure vent....
Garden chair, popcorn, cold beer and big bottle of sun blocker during day. And nice view/videos over night....
The production rate for the A220 in Mobile is now at around one per month. The pre-FAL are performed in Montreal (and this will stay there). The production rate will be increased to 4 to 5 per month for the A220 in year 2025. In 2022, when the pre FAL in Montreal will be further equipped and the who...Jump to post
I don’t believe any US carrier does. It may be possible some of the European carriers do as I know a few of them run their’s on some pretty long flights. Air Austral. The delivery of the 3x A220-300 to Air Austral was late, because they were waiting for the ETOPS 180 certification. And as they have...Jump to post
Hawaii? I honestly don't see it happening anytime soon. I don't know if they are getting the A220 ETOPS certified, but that would be pretty interesting if they did. Very good investment if that's the case. Does any U.S. carrier that is currently flying the A-220 have ETOPS authority? Or any carrier...Jump to post
Wizz air seems in negotiation with Airbus for an at least 100 jet order. Talks between Wizz Air and Airbus continued over the summer but the two sides are not yet ready to announce a deal, the sources said. Fleet purchase talks typically take months. Any deal would involve at least 100 aircraft, one...Jump to post
In germany, we usually ticket people when the speed is 10kph above the limit. 8mph are above that, so I would not consider it harsh by German standards. Of course, 80mph is rediculously slow, but unfortunately, this might change way too soon here, too. In most states in Germany it is even less, it ...Jump to post
So the USA are on the way to leave (in part) the Wild Wild West and to reach the date "15-Jun-1883"....cool. Or will also the dental work been included, so USA will directly jump to the 01-Jan-1914? ( and if you do not know, I am talkin about: Sorry, for the 1914, you will have to go to th...Jump to post
He was always one of my favorite actors.
He died on Monday in Paris. age 88.
Source in German:
"Wings over Quebec" has a new25 min podcast with an update on the A220 program, including the last rumors e.g. It is in French . They are best informed source regarding Canadian air industry and the A220 program (but by bad luck in French). https://www.lesailesduquebec.com/le-point-sur-le...Jump to post
"Wings over Quebec" has a new25 min podcast with an update on the A220 program, including the last rumors e.g. It is in French . They are best informed source regarding Canadian air industry and the A220 program (but by bad luck in French). https://www.lesailesduquebec.com/le-point-sur-le-...Jump to post
I'd be surprised if they manage 20, There's only AA wanting to take their 788s. Everyone else wants to defer. LH wants their frames before Christmas. But not new build, if I remember correctly. And LH group is "famous" for their strict QA control, if they were not "perfect" they...Jump to post
Just according my knowledge and without sources/links. They will fly ATR-600, they are funded with several hundred millions of $ by an "old" big international "African development fund" with good reputation, sitting in NY. The A220 LOI has been now deferred (regarding COVID), the...Jump to post
Rumours, nothing confirmed, seen on Twitter. (African account, Airbus pilot from Africa). Seen while I was looking for "Green Africa", who will start flight operations on 12-Aug-2021 (recently received the AOC). Ibom air is happy with the A220 performance and will soon order some A220 dir...Jump to post
Rumours, nothing confirmed, seen on Twitter. (African account, Airbus pilot from Africa). Seen while I was looking for "Green Africa", who will start flight operations on 12-Aug-2021 (recently received the AOC). Ibon air is happy with the A220 performance and will soon order some A220 dire...Jump to post
"Grenn Africa" Airine has received the AOC. Start iof flight operations is set for 12 Aug.
And the lambda variant has the possibility to make all vaccines moot. https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2021-08-04-coronavirus-lambda-variant-can-escape-vaccine-antibodies First, the weather channel has been panicky click bait for a long time. That is one lab test. It is of concern. ...Jump to post
Still a fascists' or already far beyond? It is a good question...isn't it?Jump to post
This is tragic (as I open my Bayer flea and tick collar for my dog wondering if there will be any supply in 8 months when it is due again for replacement...). We shoved a lot of hazardous manufacturing to China, but there is a limit. RIP to the dead and their families. I wish a quick recovery to th...Jump to post
Hasn't yet made Airfleets (they lag): https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-csr.htm So Air Austrel is operator #10 AirFrance #11 Iraqi Airways could be#12 (I expect delays) Breeze looks to be #13... With the ALC airlines, we'll be over 20 operators which will give confidence in the market so...Jump to post
Local source (so in German): Fire in the meanwhile is extinguished.16 hurt, two of them severe. 4 are still missing...one has been found, he is dead. https://rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/leverkusen/chempark-leverkusen-schwere-explosion-ein-toter-mehrere-verletzte_aid-61798791 Update, it is still not kn...Jump to post
Local source (so in German): Fire in the meanwhile is extinguished.16 hurt, two of them severe. 4 are still missing...one has been found, he is dead.
Another view of the mushrooming explosion cloud... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkGuXrEYZMo Oy vey...what kind of nasty stuff is in that cloud? As it seems the explosion was in the storage facility for liquid chemical wastes/tanks... Likely someone has mixed some chemical waste liquids by fault,...Jump to post
There was a hefty explosion in the BAYER chemical park in Leverkusen, Germany. A hazardous waste incinerator has popped. No information regarding damages or victims. Source is in German. "Nice" mushroom cloud. https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/Schwere-Explosion-in-Chempark-Anlage-in-Leverkusen-...Jump to post
Aurora has become the first airline to sign a letter of intent to purchase 19 IL-114-300 regional turboprops from UAC, with deliveries beginning in 2023. The airline was recently spun off from the Aeroflot Group and I believe it is now under total control of the Sakhalin Oblast. The agreement was s...Jump to post
This night, we will see the part two, now the southern parts of Bavaria and Austria will be hit. It is still the same depression, which has devastated the western part of Germany and parts of Belgium. It has not moved, it is still here. So tomorrow we will see some additional bad news, I will just ...Jump to post
This night, we will see the part two, now the southern parts of Bavaria and Austria will be hit. It is still the same depression, which has devastated the western part of Germany and parts of Belgium. It has not moved, it is still here. So tomorrow we will see some additional bad news, I will just h...Jump to post
We see here the global warming effect on the jetstream. The weather systems are driven by the jetstream, so they move from west to east in general. Regarding global warming, in summer, the jetstream is getting weaker and weaker every year. In Germany we have seen it in the last 10 summers, either bi...Jump to post
I am a little bit surprised, it got missed: Lufthansa Cargo deploys two Airbus A321s permanently converted into freighters Will be operated by Lufthansa CityLine on behalf of Lufthansa Cargo. Service to be started in 2022. https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/newsroom/releases/lufthansa-cargo-deploys-t...Jump to post
I have some problems with the title: "Wide spread protests in Cuba" Sorry, till now, there are only few thousands in total in whole Cuba. To use the title "Wide spread protests in Cuba"...is till now just...perhaps the term "form of propaganda" fits best. If perhaps in ...Jump to post
Several days have passed, the rumor mill swirls, and nobody in Haiti seems to have a clear mark on what's going on. Apparently some Colombians were involved but some in Haiti say those reports are not accurate: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/10/1014947924/ex-colombian-soldiers-arrests-add-to-the-myste...Jump to post
Seems Pobeda has cancelled or is now cancelling the order of 20x B737 MAX (ordered with support of lessors). Original they wanted to have up to 30, have ordered 20 (to be delivered from 2019 to 2021), now they will take up 50x B737-800 from Aeroflot (which are all young), have already received 44 o...Jump to post