Dieuwer wrote:What Chinese competition? Link?
What about a clean-sheet design with different variants from the size of a A220-100 to a A321 (or even a 757-3)Jump to post
I'm living under the flight path of SGN. As my observation and feeling, Pratt-powered NEOs (mainly A321neo operated by Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet) sometimes heard like a whale: damn noisy and high pitch. Somehow, I feel it even noisier than the CFM56-powered ceos and 737NG. However, LEAP-powered n...Jump to post
Strange that they do not intend to increase the overall output. It would generate significant sales if they can provide new delivery slots from 2022 and onward. AFAIK they are still limited by their supply chain for total output per month. Why? In 2019 bunches of their customers had angry with Airb...Jump to post
I'm having conflicting info that VN-A829 is Ex-Hainan B-206R and not B-1140, can anyone verify? Ex-Hainan Boeing 787-9 B-1140 [now re-registered VN-A818] ferried from Haikou to Changi, Singapore just 2 days ago and still sitting there. Perhaps for pre-delivery preparation for Bamboo Airways??? http...Jump to post
kriskim wrote:They currently partner with VJ, and that’s not really ideal for a premium airline like JL. QH seems to be building a good reputation for itself and is not a LCC. It’s network is rapidly expanding also.
ch-aviation reported that JAL eyes QH strategic cooperation https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/83995-japan-airlines-eyes-bamboo-airways-strategic-cooperation Any chance for this partnership comes true? Is this a hint that Bamboo interests in joining oneworld? And most importantly, will both car...Jump to post
They can send Tianjin-made planes to rest of Asia In Vietnam, there used to be a boycott in Vietjet when there was a fake rumor that Vietjet will receive some Chinese-built A320/A321 (in other words, TSN-built airframe) because everyone 'didn't trust in Chinese quality' I don't think that there wil...Jump to post
In my opinion, SU's revised livery is a FAILURE as the grey/silver fuselage had become their icon, changing the color will make everyone feels unfamiliar. SU should study VN how to revise the livery, as VN keeps the iconic blue fuselage and the golden lotus. VN's old livery: https://imgproc.airline...Jump to post
In my opinion, SU's revised livery is a FAILURE as the grey/silver fuselage had become their icon, changing the color will make everyone feels unfamiliar. SU should study VN how to revise the livery, as VN keeps the iconic blue fuselage and the golden lotus. VN's old livery: https://imgproc.airliner...Jump to post
I am always wondering if we will see the likes of LH returning to SGN/HAN from either FRA or MUC using new equipment like the A359 or the future 789. HVN currently serves HAN/SGN <-> FRA using their A359s and B789s. Unless there is high demand I don't think LH will serve Vietnam in the next few yea...Jump to post
Where are they planning to fly to? Would love to have some more connections in Northern Vietnam... That’s what I thought as well: 1.) VN 2.) Vietjet 3.) Jetstar 4.) Bamboo Sounds appropriate for a country with about the same population as Germany, for example . ... and 1/16th the income (if that). ...Jump to post
KiteAir - aiming the regional market with the ATR-72s. Where are they planning to fly to? Would love to have some more connections in Northern Vietnam... Kite aims almost the same market as VN's subsidiary VASCO (small airport in Vietnam which can't afford airframe from the size of A319 and bigger)...Jump to post
The A227/229 will look like some stupid long and thin worm which's always ready to 'get' a tailstrikeJump to post
Vingroup - Vinpearl's parents' conglomerate - just announced few hours ago (at the time this thread was being created) that the project to launch Vietnam's next carrier - Vinpearl Air - has been officially canceled due to "the profitability and the suitability of the project with the group's de...Jump to post
Seriously, no carrier cares about ex-VN VN-A379 and A381? Those Pratt-powered A332s are just around 8 years old and still being preserved in good condition.
However. El Al's anti-missile installation is a good (and compulsory choice) when Israel has conflicts with almost every.single.country.around.Israel and El Al has to fly through those countries on every international flight. --- Carriers still need to avoid hot-temp areas as far as possible. Flying...Jump to post
Say "Hello" to El Al, the one who installed anti-missile system on their airframes couples of years ago. http://www.themilitaryshop.co.uk/images/2013/06/paris-el-al-fields-first-ctune-safe_-ifse_1.jpg P/s: I will be the 7749th member surfing this thread who agree: Simply stop flying over t...Jump to post
The customer may be some big LCCs who have already operate WBs or some LCCs eyeing WBs for long-haul operation. Let me guess: jetBlue, AirAsia, Indigo, Norweigan (as they are sicking of the troublesome Trent 1000 on their 787s) or even Vietjet. Moreover, I can't except a bunch of Chinese carriers (i...Jump to post
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. :cloudnine: It makes no sense to mention GL as it's operating exactly one 21.4-year-old A332, alongside with 7x Dash 8. I'm pretty sure t...Jump to post
Just surfing Planespotters.net and realised that AV's only 787-9, the Trent-powered line 851 [reg: N797AV] have been grounded for nearly a year (from Jun 2019). Finding a new customer? If AV really wants to sale this frame, it will be hard for them due to their engines option (the scrappy RR Trent 1...Jump to post
I have not even seen an engine choice yet, or I have missed it. Yes, you missed it. When every member of this thread is talking about CFM LEAP, Airbus' press release mentioned 2 years ago that Delta has choosen Pratt -Whitney GTF for the Neos. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/...Jump to post
Biman adding 4 more B789: The plan to purchase new four Dreamliners came after an Indian airline company failed to make its payment to Boeing company against the aircraft it had earlier ordered for itself. Against such a background, Boeing proposed that the government purchase these already prepare...Jump to post
Ex-Hainan Boeing 787-9 B-1140 [now re-registered VN-A818] ferried from Haikou to Changi, Singapore just 2 days ago and still sitting there.
Perhaps for pre-delivery preparation for Bamboo Airways???
Will we see any new carriers who try to rename the MAXs? Let's start with bunches of MAX 8-200 airframes which were renamed by... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_goa-_XYAA8Qsm?format=jpg&name=medium Ryanair [737-8200] and lastly... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EL9dmiTUwAAp1y3?format=png&name=sm...Jump to post
MCAS will be a useful piece of technology on the MAXs IF Boeing use this system with 2 AoA sensors.
In fact, there is more than 1 AoA sensor on the MAX, but Boeing decided to link the MCAS with just one.
Linking more AoA sensor with the MCAS will be a compulsory improvement for the MAX.
Does the 737-10 have MCAS? I thought I read something where it is not on the 10 Series? No *official* confirmation yet. Just spending some few minutes surfing MAX-related threads and topics in this forum, here is my summary [of rumours and unreliable pieces of information] : - Some said that there'...Jump to post
It is sad to see that some country is trying to keep a 40 years old plane aloft while other countries (Vietnam for an example) is banning planes that are 15 or older. Vietnam CAA banned carriers from operating 20years+ airframes, and not allow carriers to take 10years++ frames. With me, this is an ...Jump to post
This is why I keep on saying that Iran Air needs new planes. I don't think that they will be able to get new and fresh airframes from Western countries (due to Trump's ban). The best thing they can do is leasing or even purchasing airframes, they need to find some lessors/frames' owners which are n...Jump to post
There won't be any «comeback» in 2020. Here is my most pessimistic predictions for 2020: 737 More problems are discovered, including structural weaknesses. For example, the pickle forks might be even more prone for cracking on the MAX due to heavier engines and generally higher load forces etc. A t...Jump to post
Not really related to aviation, but Boeing needs to learn Samsung how to recover the reputation after huge scandals. If you remember, years ago the Korean tech group was facing the explosion of their flagship Galaxy Note7, caused the cancellation and the recall of the series. And now, SS is still li...Jump to post
One thing that not many people care about is the overload of Airbus' facilities. XFW and TLS can't reach their delivery goal, besides the PW's GTF problem caused a major grounding/delivery delays, which made carriers angry. One of the big example was Vietjet. Not to mention the grounding of MAX that...Jump to post
If only Boeing could get this guy back... Interesting article from Forbes "If you think leadership doesn’t matter, look at Boeing." From back in March https://www.forbes.com/sites/brycehoffman/2019/03/20/if-you-think-leadership-doesnt-matter-look-at-boeing/#64ad48702e15 Hoping that the ne...Jump to post
Everyone agreed that 2019 is the worst year in the history of Boeing, with the crashes of the high-expectation 737MAX, the safety-culture scandal (at CHS) and the delay of projects, including the development of 777X. In your opinion, do you think that Boeing will come back and recover its reputation...Jump to post
Bamboo's first 789 finally arrived HAN with some fresh new stickers [Delivery flight: CHS-KIX-SIN-HAN] https://scontent.fsgn8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/80216387_603613363770600_4820760048529571840_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=-0_Dq9qYfuIAQkWwOPcxDulzkxSAK3kyq8RQH-62s62ZsFka1AZdpFasw&_nc_ht=scont...Jump to post
Reports showed that QF's LCC subsidiary wants to sell up to 3x 787-8s, the capital raised from those airframes will be invested in other pieces of stuff or return to the shareholders. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/84483 Jetstar AW *may* become the second carrier to sell and "yeet"...Jump to post
Combined with an 'Investment Opportunity'. Are they already running out of cash? FLC (Bamboo's parent group) is finding some good shareholders for Bamboo. And YES, they need bunches of fresh money to firm up the MoU of 50x A321neos and 20 (more) B787-9s ;). Besides that, Bamboo & FLC seem runni...Jump to post
Bamboo's first 787 stickers leaked on the delivery ceremony invitation :) https://scontent.fsgn8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/79426209_3120942081291040_9084852284927508480_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ohc=KS9y3ppEXHEAQlOheqj5mSz7n0Iyqn6Z24BuWRNRlU9Jo5tViTW6LV4Wg&_nc_ht=scontent.fsgn8-1.fna&...Jump to post
Well, GA has 18 CRJ-1000 for immediate sell. They should give them a call. In the last 10 years, HVN didn't touch any second-hand frames. Also in the article, they said that they want brand new airframes. Anyway, GA's CRJs are good choices and HVN should contact its SkyTeam friends for a bill ;)Jump to post
As far as I see it this rules is carefully worded to affect effectively nobody. As mentioned by the OP there is not a single aircraft operating for a Vietnamese carrier that is more than 20 years old at the moment, most Vietnamese airlines have orders for brand new aircraft with Airbus/Boeing and t...Jump to post
DY789 wrote:ITSTours wrote:That's a pretty aggressive rule.
This is indeed. Is this a bid to protect Vietnam Airlines amidst the rapidly growing aviation sector in Vietnam?
How does this affect VN's and VASCO's ATR's? They are not that young as well. These planes spend a lot of time in the hot and moist tropics, maybe not as kind to aircraft as temperate and dry climates in white countries? Maybe not ;-) https://live.staticflickr.com/7022/13325707383_05998c7616_b.jpg ...Jump to post
NameOmitted wrote:Seems like good news for the Comac ARJ21.