Corona helped the extension of the MD-11 life. Apart from that, a rather questionable design which found a niche, but which certainly fell far behind the A340 and especially the B777. I wouldn't call the design questionable, rather neglected or malnourished. Since McDD was already running out of ca...Jump to post
I didn’t think any 767 model had that kind of range Why B767? I doubt that their B767 with the 2-4-2 seating, all Economy, will make it without payload restriction. Azur is operating B777 as well, isn't it? And at least the B777 is offering Business Class, albeit only 7 seats on most of their fleet...Jump to post
Apparently they were disposed of after 4 years to allow standardisation of 747’s: http://www.taxiways.de/DC-10/D10operator/SIA.html I did remember a review I read of the Biman Bangladesh DC-10 flights and the Singapore logo could still be found everywhere on the plane: http://www.oldjets.net/biman-d...Jump to post
I always thought a pre requisite by AF and BA should've been that they were to be stored inside. No indoor, no concorde. Sooner or later that conversation will have to be held regarding the outdoor concordes. No matter how popular they are or maintained. Aircraft simply aren't meant to be stored ou...Jump to post
From the head of the NTSC - "According to data from the joint SAR team, the debris was scattered over an area of 80 meters and a length of 110 meters at a depth of 16-23 meters. Parts of the aircraft were found in the form of aircraft instruments in the cockpit, several parts of the main whe...Jump to post
Am I wrong in thinking that the A330s operated by Air Tanker on behalf of the Royal Air Force on the Brize Norton- Mount Pleasant (Falkland islands) route can/could also be operated as a combi aircraft?? I know that the RAF TriStars were... On a side note, I have stepped onboard two combis in my li...Jump to post
This accident seems to have alot in common with the 2001 crash of AA587 that happened on climbout from JFK. The PCU/rudder hard-over issue has been fixed for decades. Is the rudder on the 737 large enough cause the separation or significant damage to the vertical stabilizer if given inappropriate p...Jump to post
Agreed..A despondent flight crew or some other severe mental issues not caught. Such as Captain of the Air Egypt 767, or the FO that flew the A 320 into the side of a mountain in the Alps (Germanwings??) to me it look way to similar. Jeez bit of an irrational jump they haven’t even analysed the tap...Jump to post
My guess: Dispondent flight crew member disposed of other (read shot) then took care of the rest to the water. Simple, and a reason no attempt to recover from dive. Seemingly rational explanation as any IMO. Agreed..A despondent flight crew or some other severe mental issues not caught. Such as Cap...Jump to post
I will speculate the upset start with a roll to the left. Height/speed from ADSB data initially dont show this, only the heading change to the left show this. After a few second as roll angle passes 90 degrees the nose drops significantly, height loss/ROD still very small. Left roll continues, pilo...Jump to post
The benefit of parallel runways:
The SFO synchronised landings are a thing of beauty.
flyjay123 wrote:Someone83 wrote:And you can use both a jetbridge on the front door, and stairs on the rear, for quick turn arounds
I've never seen that.
It wasn’t the greed of the airlines, it was mostly people taking advantage who didn’t want to pay extra for their animals to go in the cargo hold. Cause and effect. No cause no effect. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Deny all you want. People managed fine since the 1900’s as passen...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:Arguably the ugliest livery in United's history, not to mention the livery associated with Ch.11. I doubt very much we'd ever see one.
This is the only United retro livery worth considering, IMO:
Thank goodness I have the ability to change my dogs designation to PSD. For all the abuse legitimate ESA should still be allowed, luckily the changes provided an option. The PSD designation will be used by legitimate former ESA owners. Like it or not the greed of the airlines caused this abuse. I w...Jump to post
The one 737-800 I've flown on felt like we were going incredibely fast on approach to MAN, AIrbuses however is an entirely different story on the A332 i didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground. Your experience probably means that your 737-800 was landing at flaps 30 versus flaps 40. Flaps 30 i...Jump to post
Flights between UK and the Canary Islands more or less follow the same right in either direction, they fly off the coast of Ireland, France, Portugal and then Morocco all the way and the same on the reverse.
I can’t say why but they spend 90% of the flight over water I’d estimate.
AirKevin wrote:Thread title was a question, but I don't see a question in the post, so I'm very confused as to what's being asked.
The one 737-800 I've flown on felt like we were going incredibely fast on approach to MAN, AIrbuses however is an entirely different story on the A332 i didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground.Jump to post
All A321’s have now have G regs: G-HLYA G-HLYB G-HLYC G-HLYD G-HLYE G-HLYF G-HLYG What happened to the previously sourced ex TC A321?! The rest I think are still with lessors around Europe and possibly the US (at least a couple of TCX aircraft were). So far only G-HYLF is in service and G-HYLG is p...Jump to post
Another A321 G-HLYG is joining the fleet soon according to Planespotters, Jet2 brought back 757’s from storage not long ago and are actively using them now so looks like they’ll either fly them in parallel for the moment or possibly scrap a 757 for every new A321 that enters service.Jump to post
There are a lot of small cities, remote towns, islands that this will be a great for, especially for relatively large cargo items. I wonder if this model and version can be used in winter environments, has improved de-icing systems that would expand its use year round into the northern USA includin...Jump to post
Is the subscription model successfully working as they intended?Jump to post
I’ll understand that the 747-300 was a -200 with a stretched Upper Deck ! What were the pros and cons for this modifaction ? There were no “cons” from the manufacturer’s point of view as the enlarged upper deck became a standard feature on the -400 and -800 passenger variants. In the cockpit and sy...Jump to post
Not to nitpick But wasn't that fwd cargo door a United 747-122 out of Hawaii? UA811 was indeed the fwd door. Interesting case as well in that the NTSB initially found it to be operator error, which given the evidence they had at the time was reasonable. More cases occurred with 747s, and the discov...Jump to post
Incredible post! The fault with the door had already happened to an American Airlines DC-10, was that ground personnel to blame once again? and this may be news to you but aircraft doors are not supposed to open in flight, nor, when they do open, the passenger cabin floor not supposed to collapse c...Jump to post
Thread on it from last November when it was rolled out >>>> First SQ 737 MAX roll out https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1435589 To be pedantic, that was a thread on the SQ -8MAX. This is a respray on a 737-800, presumably ex-MI. Might make sense to consolidate this thread with that, u...Jump to post
Outside of aviation, nobody that I know, willingly as a 1st choice. My non aviation friends tend to save up their questions until they see me, and it's a blizzard of 'my booking says 737, will I be on this new plane that keep crashing?' I can think of seven lead passengers I know who avoided flying...Jump to post
Ummm, calm down there. The B738 trailing edge of the wings are low enough where an evac directs to sit and slide of the back of the wing. Interesting. I didn't know the 737 didn't have wing slides. Given some of the people I've seen on a 737 any drop more than about 8 inches would be a challenge. B...Jump to post
Even if the airline was try to sell their planes, there aren’t that many airlines with free cash to buy planes at the moment.Jump to post
If your religion requires something non-standard/out of the ordinary it is up to YOU to ensure that accommodation for yourself, not a secular airline's. Whether it's pre-ordering a religious meal or somehow ensuring you have an empty seat next to you because you cannot sit next to a non-familial wo...Jump to post
EasyJet will begin a 3 weekly Isle of Man service starting 26th October. Operates Mon, Thu and Fri. App suggests they wanted 5 weekly with Wed and Sun also highlighted as flying days, but no flights bookable on them yet. Will this be an A319? If I recall correctly the Douglas runway is long enough ...Jump to post
Plane spotters and Jethros fleet lists have both removed all of the A321’s other than G-HLYF, could they have cancelled the orders?
Doesn’t seem likely though as they’re continuing to fly G-HLYF everyday under their own AOC and they surely won’t leave a single orphaned type.
One of the remaining 747-200 proof of concept winglets is on display out front of the Museum of Flight in Seattle: https://img.geocaching.com/waymarking/display/9b462c6e-5f9f-4df7-b01a-e6b36f80b753.jpg (I worked on the program) When you see winglets from afar they never look that big, but when you ...Jump to post
Exactly. Just because *he* has chosen not to leave the Bronze Age, doesn't make it anyone else's problem! As I understand the situation this is a case of religious freedom, the reason for not seating them together was not one of gender, it was due to religious beliefs. It is totally unacceptable fo...Jump to post
Amateur here, but. An aircraft that already has envelope protection could add terrain avoidance as a software layer. Admittedly, it would introduce new failure modes and new problems, very hard to do well, but fairly easy to do crudely. Just any steering that irrevocably would go into terrain would...Jump to post
I feel for all Jet2 personnel effected. Operating dinosaur airplanes like the once-venerable 757 and the geriatric 737-300s cannot be helpful in the low margin LCC business. If Jet2 survives this travel downturn, maybe it will be time to look for a fleet refresh. In addition to looking at more used...Jump to post
Which I again, wonder if it was ever possible any ways by using engine thrust like JAL 123, which lost almost an entire tailfin, but still retained limited control. JAL 123 also ended with 520 deaths, so I wouldn't say that it was "saveable". We will never know about JL123 as it was the t...Jump to post
This plane would be more comfortable to fly in than today's 787 or 3-4-3 777s. No it wont. I Agree it wouldn't be. not the 343 nor any other config. I worked for a charter outfit that had a 3-5-3 main Cabin config for 525 pax on a 747-100 and -200 the cabins were miserable. and we flew JFK to ATH/R...Jump to post
Norwegian used a 737-800 to fly from Edinburgh to JFK in place of a 737 MAX 8:
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/06/norweg ... ht-review/
Jet2holidays will operate 20 fewer aircraft in 2021, as operator's boss Steve Heapy urges the rest of industry to approach next year with care in Travel Weekly webcast http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/380212/jet2holidays-outlines-2021-capacity-reduction-for-year-of-caution Only just come back...Jump to post
I can't see the 777-200s ever flying again and once they are retired they will be gone for good. They are getting to there end of their economic life some are 15 years old. In the future if demand recovers well eventually they will take the 787-10 orders. They can fly for 30 years. The owned 77Ws m...Jump to post