This reminds me of US-Bangla Airlines flight 211 (Ironically their flight code is BS) I just saw it on Air Crash Investigation.
Pilot almost flew the plane INTO the control tower.
See insane footage here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzBybEaZqq4
I wonder if this minimalist all-white livery trend will ever fall out of favor? 5851357 6094611 To cheer you up, here are two very non-white aircraft for you :lol: But on-topic: I hope they decide to paint all aircraft in the northern lights livery! Would look amazing (although a nightmare to paint...Jump to post
Question for the experts: I know all aircraft have fire suppression systems in each engine. The 747 is no different. Why didn't the pilots use it or (in case they did) why didn't it work? Because the flames were clearly coming out of the engine upon landing. I’m sure they used their fire bottles, b...Jump to post
Question for the experts: I know all aircraft have fire suppression systems in each engine. The 747 is no different. Why didn't the pilots use it or (in case they did) why didn't it work? Because the flames were clearly coming out of the engine upon landing.Jump to post
"The worst part is when they finally landed they were in Stockton."
They can keep the same livery, just remove the AL and the LIA.Jump to post
Well, don’t forget “we” still have an airport in Lelystad that has to open. I am sure KLM is more than happy to let her daughter Transavia play there, while taking the slots over at AMS. This way KL can expand operations at slot restricted Schiphol without actually obtaining new slots.Jump to post
I think it is safe to say that Delta isn’t interested in the 737 Max for years to come? Buying these 739’s and with a 131 A320-family + 45 A220 planes still on order I don’t see them buying new Max planes.Jump to post
In a world where there is a longstanding AF-KL-DL transatlantic JV, KL can buy the MAX and DL can fly whatever A321XLR routes make sense from the US to AMS. Unless the Dutch government will finally grant the additional 40.000 slots per year, DL won't (can't) add routes served with only an A321XLR. ...Jump to post
Yet Airbus (and airlines) see the a350 as the Dreamliner competitor. Remember that Airbus developed the a350 more as an upgrade to the a330 instead of a brand new airplane. It wasn’t until airlines said “we’re not going to buy this thing if you don’t give us a new fuselage” that Airbus realized that...Jump to post
G'day Ever heard of Fokker aircraft My first Fokker flight, with an F28 was in '71 with MMA - Mickey Mouse Airlines as it was commonly called - i.e. McRobertson Miller Airlines in Australia. They are long gone, so is Fokker I guess. Rekkof anyone? :irked: Cheers Peter Yeah it's a shame Fokker doesn...Jump to post
I don't know. I'm just a simple guy trying to add my two cents to this discussion :lol: In a scenario where KLM wanted to replace the E195s, 73Gs and 738 and 739s a fleet split between A220, A32N and even some A321XLRs for thinner US and African routes, sometimes operated by PrivatAir could make se...Jump to post
Interesting times and this might be a THE golden opportunity for Airbus to get a foot in the door in Amstelveen. Who needs this order more, I wonder? If KL are looking at 737-700/800/900 replacement then the MAX must be the favourite. KL do have a large fleet of E95s and 73G's, totalling around 50....Jump to post
I would be shocked if this 160 plane order wouldn't go 100% to Boeing given that KL/HV and TO all have the 737NG as their narrow body plane of choice. HV/KL don't have any experience with Airbus narrow bodies (except for a short term lease some years ago), and the last time AF flew Boeing narrow bod...Jump to post
Thanks so much for your great answer!Jump to post
Sorry if my question wasn't clear. Not sure if your assumption is correct. The A350 is doing well, at least the -900, and the 787-9 and 787-10 are doing well too. I am not sure that your question is framed correctly. Both the A330NEO and 777X are improvements on a previous generation platform. They ...Jump to post
Hello, The successors of each of the manufacturers narrow body aircraft (A320Neo and 737MAX) have been smash hits with thousands on order. I was wondering why the successors to the Airbus A330-200/300 and current Boeing 777-family are (much) less successful than their predecessors. I'm talking here ...Jump to post
How many are left to be built until the line is closed? N629UP has already been assembled and has been spotted at the flight line. To be assembled N630UP, N631UP, N632UP and N633UP for UPS ( #25, #26, #27 and #28) and four for Atlas Air = Total eight (8) Last will be L/N 1574. I don't want this 747...Jump to post
“On fire upon landing”
Does that mean the built in fire suppression system didn’t work? Or did the engine catch fire after touchdown?
Well, there are days that I spend less than a couple of billions of dollars :lol: My goodness, 270 planes! That's a huge number. I saw folks here discussing the 787/A350 as well, but with all these new narrow bodies it looks like this order is more like a replacement+expansion order than just an exp...Jump to post
MEA - Middle East Airlines adds two flights per week to AMS from July 21st: https://www.mea.com.lb/english/cedar-miles/news-and-promotions/amsterdam-meas-new-destination . I always wondered why this Skyteam member didn’t fly to AMS (or KL to Beirut!) but now there’s a connection at last.Jump to post
And don’t forget: AA kicked Delta out of their Texas mansion, and then some! DFW = AA.Jump to post
Originally A350 and 787 but now revising the entire fleet against larger titles, moving the hippocampe next to cockpit windows and SkyTeam logo/AirFrance-KLM to the back of aircraft. I think these smaller adjustments are what the OP was referring to, though some more information might have been nic...Jump to post
KLM's brand new 777-300ER already out of service after an unfortunate pushback. Four week old PH-BVV was so eager to go to Seoul that the pushback started while the aviobridge was still attached, damaging the fuselage. Picture here Source This is not the first incident involving a brand new KLM plan...Jump to post
Great deal for AF. Only 18 slots at Orly and 0 at CDG? hopefully this will be enough to get the flying baguettes through this crisis. AF wants to shift routes at ORY from AF to TO that has lower operational costs. This could limit this expansion. It's unclear if the slots belong to the airline Air ...Jump to post
Great deal for AF. Only 18 slots at Orly and 0 at CDG? hopefully this will be enough to get the flying baguettes through this crisis.Jump to post
New route announcement: Begins June 3rd. https://www.traveldailynews.com/post/eastern-airlines-heads-further-south-with-montevideo-miami-route SDQ also delayed until June ASU now flying twice a week Also launched a revamped/new website - https://iflyea.com/ Looks like they are moving to a new check...Jump to post
leleko747 wrote:Boeing757100 wrote:
Doesn't Martinair still fly 4 747-400BCFs or something in KLM colors?
3 B747-400ERF (PH-CKA/B/C - KLM Colors) & 1 B747-400BCF (PH-MPS - Martinair Colors)
KLM's brand new E195-E2 already out of service due to... a lightning strike near Berlin. Quote from AV Herald : A KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-195-E2, registration PH-NXA performing flight KL-1831 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Berlin (Germany), was on approach to Berlin's Brandenburg Airport with th...Jump to post
Breeze is approved by transportation department: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/transportation-department-approves-new-airline-led-by-jetblue-founder/ar-BB1eslVj?ocid=BingNewsSearch So we should find out first routes soon! :hyper: Lightsaber The US is now in the pocket, time for European exp...Jump to post
YYZSpotter1991 wrote:GSPSPOT wrote:Also happened with a B6 flight to LAX quite some years ago.
Instantly what I thought of when I saw the thread's title.
"Eventually, the group aims to reduce the number of long-haul aircraft types it operates to eight, from 14. That will reflect the complete retirement of 747-400s, 777-200s, 767-300s, A340s, A380s, A330-200s, and MD-11Fs." source That's a huge reduction of aircraft, but i'm super happy the ...Jump to post
This has been the standard KL schedule to/from the Far East for the last six months, flights are regular pax/cargo services. - AMS-BKK-HKG 5x weekly - AMS-BKK-TPE 3x weekly - AMS-BKK-MNL 6x weekly - AMS-BKK-KUL 2x weekly - AMS-BKK-CGK 3x weekly KLM at BKK 38x weekly total Source: KLM These are flig...Jump to post