Is there any indication of the curent status and/or location of the A321 aircraft that are due to arrive with LS within the next 4 days? Looking at FR24 data, it shows the old TCX registrations are currently either at LCA or SNN and looking at the CAA's G-INFO there is no record of the proposed new...Jump to post
True considering the current marker position with Boeing MAX. However i can still see an order for the A321NEO as it will allow them to have concrete growth pipeline into the company. The current way, of going out onto the mid life market for 737-800 and A321's, does not always deliver the concrete...Jump to post
Yup. So the next chapter of fleet acquisition begins. Okay 15 seats less than 757 but more economical and fuel efficient. And allows them now to expand, with this new fleet, into BHX (confirmed) and into STN eventually. And if they get some very new ones, or a fresh order with A321NEO they'll be ou...Jump to post
Youtube has many ATC comms recordings, but I doubt there is a single CVR. Here’s a select choice there’s absolutely tonnes of them: Delta Airlines flight 191: https://youtu.be/3ha7oDLZzpw Dan Air flight 1008: https://youtu.be/LhBhUzkmo9o Air Florida flight 90: https://youtu.be/svly_ElwhxM Northwest...Jump to post
They work for a number of reasons. As an airline their service is exemplary. Their ageing second hand aircraft are in fantastic condition and are well looked after, and very rarely go wrong. And they have introduced the right new types at the right times, I.e 738’s to upgauge from the 733’s and to ...Jump to post
Yes they acquired 7 ex-Thomas Cook A321’s as 757 replacements and have been hiring pilots with A320 family type ratings, presumably a lot will be ex-Thomas Cook crew.
https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet ... s/jet2.htm
Long time lurker but this is a thread i have particular interest in. During my time at Airbus we did look at the A321F new build in around 2003-2004 as with the A300 pretty much dead and buried it risked us not having a freighter in the range, sadly the idea was killed off as at the time the market...Jump to post
Nobody ever hears the CVR for any accident flight. Um, youtube has many of them. Very easy to find. Youtube has many ATC comms recordings, but I doubt there is a single CVR. Here’s a select choice there’s absolutely tonnes of them: Delta Airlines flight 191: https://youtu.be/3ha7oDLZzpw Dan Air fli...Jump to post
Iran could use these planes to replace more ancient ones they have. They would have to buy them from a thrid party if SAA is to avoid US sanctions. Anytime a thread comes up about an airline retiring any wide body type on a.net there’s always somebody who pipes up with “Iran could do with that”, I’...Jump to post
Why does a “A220-900” just sounds like a tail strike waiting to happen?Jump to post
These are not the Boeing internal emails you are looking for. Go about your business. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4316117-are-disturbing-internal-emails-boeing-just-released-737-max For reference. Ray Same story is carried by a tech publication The Verge as well, they’ve got some more extensiv...Jump to post
blacksoviet wrote:Which airline will be the last to retire the 747-400?
There is a precedent for fluke shoot downs, while flights 655 and 007 were cases of mistaken identity but attacked with prejudice; flight 1812 was accidentally shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force over the Black Sea in 2001. Joint Air training was going on in the area and a Ukrainian SAM was launche...Jump to post
Couldnt they temporarily lease 739ERs and 737-700s,to enhance capacity needed in their fleet by reallocating type of a/c to routes according to traffic demand? Not all of FRs routes warrant 189pax capacity, while other routes could more easily take a 215pax 739ER, thus freeing up more 738s to keep ...Jump to post
6 years working on an airline ticket desk at LHR taught me that one of the main purposes of a ticket desk was to ensure customers had someone to shout at, threaten, gesticulate at or plead with whenever something went wrong, regardless of reason or responsibility. Can't say that I miss it! Ever wat...Jump to post
It cannot be certified except under an amendment to the existing 737 Type Certificate as it leverages systems and such that would not be allowed on a new type under current regulations. Out of curiosity, what are examples of systems on the 737 that wouldn’t pass modern scrutiny on new types in 2020...Jump to post
Why not certify the -10 as an independent type from the -8/9 and get over all the trouble at the cost of a different pilot pool. It cannot be certified except under an amendment to the existing 737 Type Certificate as it leverages systems and such that would not be allowed on a new type under curre...Jump to post
It looks beautiful! If being advertised as the An-24/26 replacement, I wonder how well it'd do on rough/gravel/contaminated runways, given the low wing and prop.. Surely higher engines are better in this case? Incidentally, on flying one of the Ubzek 114s a few years ago, I was amazed at how quiet ...Jump to post
MAN terminal 2 - it’s awkward to get to from the road, there’s a lot of cramped twists and turns to get to security and airside it’s horrible trying to buy food because of the amount of time they take to prepare it. They also charge taxi drivers for each drop off they do unless they buy annual certi...Jump to post
According to Jethros, Jet2 will have 2 HiFly A321’s based at Manchester for the summer 2020 season. Also 2 more AirTanker A330s for the summer season, G-VYGM will be coming back joined by newcomer G-VGYK (former TCX lease). G-VYGL is due to stay for another 5 years. I’m assuming these will complemen...Jump to post
hitower3 wrote:On a side note, airlines seem to ban flight numbers that have encountered a catastrophic accident. E. G. AF447.
This is what you get when you stretch an old design to cover the gapping hole left in your lineup. The 737 covers all missions up to the 787. Think about how stupid that is. Airbus has the 319-321. No 757 or replacement Airbus is killing Boeing with the 321. Boeing dropped the ball thinking the 737...Jump to post
Hi all, It’s been a while since any news has come from Jet2 about the acquisition of A321s to replace 757s, they were initially listed on airfleets under future but have since been removed; https://planespotters.net/airline/Jet2 However Jethros still shows them; https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fle...Jump to post
How are they able to keep 40 year old 737-200’s going for so long? At that age they must have flight hours reaching 100,000 and probably a high number of cycles. Considering they are spending a pretty penny modernizing those B732s with glass cockpits, I would say the B732s they acquire have plenty ...Jump to post
Is the Nigerian CAA willing to pay TK to provide a bigger aircraft for no reason other than their citizens carry way too much crap with them? Presumably TK takes in plenty of excess baggage fees. A threat of a ban to force a carrier to provide expected services sounds novel. That’s a good point, th...Jump to post
Is the Nigerian CAA willing to pay TK to provide a bigger aircraft for no reason other than their citizens carry way too much crap with them?Jump to post
A real shame they didn't revive the Conair name and livery, that would have been an instant classic. But SunClass, particularly the background of the name, is typical Petter Stordalen. It would indeed have been nice to see Conair being revived :) A388 The call sign should also be ‘Jailbird’ :smile:Jump to post
I would think the big issue was commonality. A design that has nothing in common with Boeing family would be inherently more expensive to build and support. Ultimately the same could he argued with the A220 having 0 parts or cockpit commonality with the A320, A330 or A350. However it’s been a lot m...Jump to post
Exactly a modern "clone". If Boeing launches something like that, I would like to see the reaction at Airbus. Would they launch an A300neo? I expect they will launch something like that and keep the A330 cross section. Most likely it will have a very high aspect ratio carbon wing. An A310...Jump to post
I’m young enough but also old enough to have had a UK secondary school prom back in 2013, and we held it in the then new Concorde hanger at MAN runway viewing park.
The party was held pretty much under the bird herself, it was the only venue big enough for all the students.
Some may consider them the fun police, but there are rules and extra costs costs for unusual / uncommon flights, which parallel those in the shipping industry, proactively supported by the insurance and finance industries, which do not want to be publicly (at least), aligned with polluters and irre...Jump to post
Is this what you guys were looking for?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Supermarine-Se ... 1848846479
An even more hack journalist could’ve put two and two and get 5 by realising that they’re owned by Alaska and what their lax attitude to safety and maintenance in the 1990’s lead to.
Obviously time’s have changed at Alaska since flight 261 however, but a journalist wouldn’t see it the way we would.
That 727 home has been around a long time. I'd say it's been at least 15 years, and likely more like 20. He had a website documenting his little "project". Found it: https://www.airplanehome.com/ When you read his website in detail, he freely welcomes visitors, let’s you fly drones on his...Jump to post
While a few may fly for another cargo airline. I suspect that most will be sold for parts, and likely half of those through the scrapping process (as the scrappers salvage and sell usable parts). I doubt any MD-11's will be flying in another decade; except possibly a few "exhibition" fram...Jump to post
The range of animals people are trying to take on board is getting both ridiculous and to a degree laughable; Emotional support Peacock https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42880690 Emotional support Snake https://emborapets.com/how-to-register-a-snake-as-a-support-animal-in-3-steps/ Emotional...Jump to post