The technology exists for a trijet with the same capacity as the 747-8. Take the engines from the 77W [and] make the fuselage [6 metres] longer and a couple [centimetres] wider than the 779. This will allow comfortable ten-abreast seating. Add a third engine in the tail and you have a 748 trijet wi...Jump to post
There's been a thread discussing the longest possible flight in the world, but it is more than 5 years old. But I think I found the longest possible flight between two airports:
WIII - SKTJ
10819nm / 20037km
Bearing is (I believe) 179.94 degrees.
Would you survive this flight?
An, another sensationalist headline.Jump to post
Delta (again this is just my imagination)
- Halt all MD-80/MD-90 retirements and bring the last MD-90 and MD-80 ever built out of storage and return them to service.
- Move back to NRT
- Use the 748I on former 744 routes (with the A359's supplementing) and configure it with all business class
Lufthansa. - Halt permanently all A340 retirements. - Permanently revert back to the old livery and remove the New livery from existing aircraft as soon as practicable. - Order lots of CS300 for A319/320 replacements. - Configure the 777-9Xs with 3-3-3 in economy. - Reverse the long haul catering c...Jump to post
Do any of you think (possibly seasonal) nonstop flights from Honolulu to Europe would make sense? Now or in the near future? If so, which cities would most likely get nonstop service?
Also is there a chance that PPT-CDG could be nonstop instead of through SFO or LAX?
Looking at the flight path for Lufthansa Flight 467 (San Diego - Frankfurt), the flight went on a much more southerly route than the great circle route does. Normally, the great circle route goes over Greenland and the northern UK. My question is, why did they choose this kind of routing for this f...Jump to post
mchei wrote:Short haul flights in Germany these days are ridiculous. My company paid 750 euros for a flight from Bremen to Munich on a Friday with Lufthansa. Flights are one hour each. Flights were booked one week in advance.
And I'm sure they currently do. But a cheap used A380 would move more people and free up those 773ERs to fly other routes. No, A380's do not come cheap. Even used ones, as they are simply too big and too costly to operate. A lot of unnecessary capacity, reduced frequency so it's less convenient for...Jump to post
HouStrategies wrote:It would carry fewer people for a given slot and they would have to buy them at the new price instead of the much cheaper used price, so worked better in what way?
HouStrategies wrote:Totally understood. But UA said that about factory new ones, and they do have routes that fill it every day, like the ones I mentioned.
UA has bought the 77W as an alternative to the A380. And I'm sure on new-from-the-factory basis that makes total sense. The question is whether deeply discounted used A380s that would otherwise go to the scrap heap change the economics. Nope, UA already stated that the A380 "doesn't work for u...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:You’re gonna have to offer some solid engineering to back up those ideas. Pylon-mounted engine’s in tail most certainly have clearance problem—the fuselage AND a balance problem.
Somehow, I’m guessing you’ve never operated a jet. I have, not as the owner. You have no idea the problems operating a big airliner has—ramp space, restricted to large airports, large airports with spare ramp space and availability, TSA approvals, GSE needed, costs, the list goes on. You want to go...Jump to post
I think a lot of it will depend on your core values. If you're from China, Turkey, Russia or a Republican I think you'd tend to value authoritarian leadership that's above the law and can carry out executive decision-making with complete disregard for the law or precedent. It works well for them an...Jump to post
Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway? And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost) A standar...Jump to post
Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway? And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost) This is w...Jump to post
Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway?
And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost)
Revelation wrote:Public schools have largely become day care centers, STEAM topics can't gain any traction.
Never new there was that much demand for London/PhoenixJump to post
Absolutely not. The 717 is a dead design and on its way out everywhere. I'm willing to bet that all 717's will be scrapped (possibly with some going to museums) by 2030 (or 2040 if we're lucky). Might as well try to make a 727 Max 8 and 727 Max 9 with 3 CF34-8C's.Jump to post
Pan Am: The most hero-to-zero company in all of aviation. It really is a shame that they are dead now.
Guess I really was born in the wrong generation (although I did get to experience Northwest for five years before Delta bought them).
JJ777 wrote:...sometimes those long term gains are more important than not having a fast selling aircraft today.
One of my friends says American Airlines = Airborne Abomination Spantax a European Airline in the 70‘s/80‘s had a terrible reputation. I think they used DC9s What a terrible name for an airline, in particular a Spanish one (it sounds too close to 'espantoso/a', like frightening, or hideous), Not onl...Jump to post
I don’t know whether this was specific to the certain type of A330 I was working with at the time. But the aircraft I used to work with would have a DOW of 130T and you could load 101T of fuel. Giving a TOW of 231T with a MTOW of 232T. It’s been a while since I worked with them so some figures may ...Jump to post
balz18 wrote:Where is MIA? Seriously? I mean I get MCO to an extent but wouldn't MIA make more sense especially as a OW partner? And then if they wanted to wanted to continue with LATAM to some degree... Idk i think something is missing here?
An A330 in Aerolineas Argentinas' livery! Or anything with any Delta livery! Or an A340 in Iberia livery, anything on a Fed Ex or DHL or Iraqi livery in the latter, specially the 80s livery! Or a 747 in Avianca's 80s livery! Any of those would do it for me! I would pick up the last MD-11 ever built...Jump to post
So your reference is earpods. Judging from what you are saying, it sounds like the kind of frequency response you get from ill-fitting in ears. There is really no need for a 1khz 10dB shelving eq in anything I have ever heard. (Except the K67 microphone capsule) You are EQing your ill-fitted headph...Jump to post
If you find music in general to have such excessive hf-buildup, I suggest you have a look at your listening environment and equipment. My listening environment changes quite dramatically, and it could be anywhere from a library to a sports arena to a dorm room, and I'm just running Apple EarPods. I...Jump to post