Now that it's official you can start listing other destinations One sidelight: with the DL pilots already saying there is an "imbalance" between DL-metal and AF/KL/VS-metal flights, I wonder if Delta will be announcing some new European route... or maybe taking-over a current AF flight......Jump to post
It would trash all (grand-grandfathered) evacuation certifications that are a major helper in staying competitive. So what do you think this actually means? Do you think the 737NG was certified to 1960s evacuation standards? I think he is just trying to criticize the 737. Qualification based on sim...Jump to post
avi8 wrote:CDG is a massive hub. There are plenty of flights that arrive before the DFW flight departs.
To be honest, in the first few pics: if I didn't see the wingtips, I'd have thought it was just another 77W. But in that last pic, with it inside and pointed to the left: HOLY CRAP, that wing is **ENORMOUS** :eek: :eek: That's mostly due to short distance between camera and wing tip (or in other wo...Jump to post
Stolen DC-9 tech with smaller engines added. Stolen? Most of the ARJ21 production tooling was legitimately purchased or licensed-produced from MDD: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/md-90-trunkliner.htm Most of the ARJ21 engineering was done in-house. Note that since the existing ...Jump to post
EASA is not a Problem, the European Common Aviation Area includes a number of countries which are not member of the EU, whoch means that "Third Countries" which the UK will be then, can be members. Well, not quite. True, non-member states can and do participate in EASA. But that does come...Jump to post
Midwest2K wrote:Dear new posters:
West coast refers to California, Oregon, and Washington State.
Please do not say how Airport ABC (east of the Rocky Mountains) should get this service.
You cannot visually judge an aircrafts airspeed, especially from a dodgy video, so those comments are irrelevant. An A346 (and all modern Airbus’s) fly a predetermined approach speed based on factors such as weight, temp, wind, air pressure etc. This is more than likely a case of external influence...Jump to post
Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance? Maybe because the intended function and usage of this chart has little to do with (range) performance . . . It may be there just for PR reasons, for all we know. I don't think any airline/operator will be able claim any ...Jump to post
Thanks for the background details clarification. This still leaves us with the high angle of attack. So a very slow flight attitude next to stall speed, no margin. Looks like one would have had to dive towards terrain to bring the nose back down to regain speed and maybe come back from behind the p...Jump to post
With respect to the RR 787 operator lease work, I suspects what helps is RR footing most of the bills . . . . I'd expect RR to cover the costs of leasing a substitute aircraft with similar characteristics to the 787. Anything in excess of that would likely have to be borne by the airline. I think t...Jump to post
With respect to the RR 787 operator lease work, I suspects what helps is RR footing most of the bills . . . . I'd expect RR to cover the costs of leasing a substitute aircraft with similar characteristics to the 787. Anything in excess of that would likely have to be borne by the airline. Or, compe...Jump to post
But as the American General sadly summarised: " No plan of action ever survives the first shot being fired ." That expression is generally accepted to have originated from a Prussian military commander Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke around 1880. Reminds me on some leadership discus...Jump to post
a320fan wrote:They should take a page out of Canberra Airports play book and just park a car behind their aircraft so it can't be moved until it's paid.
In other words, if RR engines on the 787 weren’t a problem it would still be sitting waiting for work it appears. There could be demand for other work, but the RR 787 operators may be shelling out more for their urgent needs. Or getting a really good deal so that huge asset brings in some cash. The...Jump to post
prebennorholm wrote:. . .
Like I said earlier, a subsidy isn’t defined by whether the government makes money or not. If they paid 35 cents on the dollar but the real value was 25 cents on the dollar, they still over paid, regardless of what they sell it for. If my government would pay X for a stake in a company (for whateve...Jump to post
So here's the theory: the shaft froze up (perhaps due to bearings failure), and at that moment, the head of the shaft broke, breaking the fan free of the rest of the assembly. The rest of the engine stays on, now unmovable and not spinning. (But I don't know enough about jet engines... is the turbi...Jump to post
It makes no difference if a profit is eventually made, because a subsidy isn't defined by whether it makes a loss to the government. If Quebec over-paid for that stake, then that's just another way to hide a cash infusion.
Unfortunately for Airbus and its fans, the A380 had a troubled development cycle, and a slower than planned manufacturing ramp-up cycle, and a lot of the original terms and conditions on delivery were not met, similar to what happened to Boeing on the 787 a few years later. I think it's funny to pr...Jump to post
Several pictures, including this one: https://imagr.eu/up/WjDiL_DLGV5R5VAAAgsx6.jpg . . . clearly show that the fandisk/hub/drum had failed. Here you can see that the fandisk/hub/drum is one single component: http://www.pw.utc.com/Content/GP7200_Engine/img/B-1-3_gp7000_cutaway_high.jpg Click here fo...Jump to post
I can't understand why they diverted to such a remote airport? It's a 4-engined aircraft. It still had 3 good engines. An A380 with 3 engines running isn't required to land at the nearest suitable airport. It would have been easier to get accommodations and flights to their final destinations for t...Jump to post
Maybe they should be looking at the A380: lowest purchase price per seat. . . .Jump to post
It's funny that . . . Once upon a time there probably was a "deposit", however with all the delays/issues with the A380 many of us think several airlines have no dog in this fight anymore. When is a firm order not a firm order -- only with the A380 and Amedeo. It's another a.net myth that ...Jump to post
This isn't difficult....He is saying that an A321 @220 seats is heavier than a 797 @270 seats on a per seat basis, which isn't that much of a stretch to imagine IMO. Not that difficult . . .? ? (yes, I realize I'm pulling this slightly out-of-context). I think it will be very difficult, if not impo...Jump to post
I hope to god the Cruise lines have common sense and hold off for a good while. I understand the Island relies on Tourism Dollars, But the Island is destroyed, there are NO hotels, NO beaches. You do realize cruise lines tend to bring their own hotels and support infrastructure . . . . I don't see ...Jump to post
Seems Europeans can get away with saying such things here on a.net, the rest of us get shouted down... The A380 had had more than its fair share of shouting down here on Anet for the last 15 years - some of that with good merit. A380, nor its (European) fans, certainly did not get away with anythin...Jump to post
And for the first time A330-900 lease costs have been revealed. Truth be told, we only know what the price is from this particular lessor to this particular customer. You may safely assume no other airline will be paying the exact same; some might pay considerably more, some a fair bit less. And wi...Jump to post
Will they also be doing A330neo's? Given the A330 popularity in China, combined with this facility could open a lot of potential for the neo.
My thoughts, Boeing wouldn't accelerate production 3 years ago with 230 more 787s in the backlog as there wasn't enough demand. Now Boeing will ramp up production. To me, that means sales. Who? Sales would make sense in some way. However, if (much) more sales were in the cards, why would the accoun...Jump to post
The increase in accounting block has been predicted by many because it is evident that Boeing is not going to be able to cover all the deferred costs without making the 787 selling price uncompetitive. It's been predicted by many because the 787 remains popular with airlines, who continue to order ...Jump to post
I find it funny how the Airbus crowd try to say the 777X faces a "changed competitive landscape"......where the A380 and 747-8 are NOT selling and the X now has a triple digit lead in orders from top airlines over the A350-1000, which is, supposedly, the better plane altogether. I find it...Jump to post
The fear is that PW will never get the PW1000G to the same reliability/on wing time as the CFM, even when all the fixes are place. The fixes don't guarantee that the PW will match/beat CFM in reliability, just that it would perform better in that department than right now. That may be true, but I w...Jump to post
Get ready for the number-of-grounded-A380's posts in . . . 5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .Jump to post
Apparently he had also hacked into reservationsystem of a movietheatre, "bought" ALL tickets of of that show so he could watch it with his friends without having to share the theatre with anyone else . . .Jump to post
I just find it amusing that Boeing's tax breaks in WA are constantly castigated by the (EU) Airbus Aficionados on this forum, yet not a peep from them about the tax breaks EU car companies like Mercedes and BMW received from AL and SC to place production lines in those states. Plus Airbus' tax brea...Jump to post
Priority boarding is nice to claim your overhead space. But if you check your carry on, what's the point of the priority . . .Jump to post
American beer discussions, reminded me of this Monty Python classic:
Frankly overhere, we find your american beer, is a little like making love in a canoe . . . . . . . . it's f***ing close to water!
Same airplane (#33) was involved in this incident last year:
FInd the still at 1:08 . . .
What will overhauls look like with the PW1100G once engines get 10K, 20K, or 40K hours? There seems to be the perception of more risk. What is next with the engine? Industry perception was always that the LEAP would have the upper hand in initial reliablity, but the high temp high pressure core wou...Jump to post
mjoelnir wrote:OA940 wrote:The market is definitely growing, unfortunately, but there are better planes for the job if needed. They should instead restart the 757
There is hardly a better frame than the CL-415 for fire fighting. . . .
Well technically all 215s and 415s are operated by the Air Force of each respective country, at least in Europe, so shouldn't the topic be under military aviation ;) Most, if not all 215/415 in the European theatre are operating on civil registry, under EASA rules. Last but not least, while helicop...Jump to post
"and at least try" -- that says it all, really. And what happens when you try but fail? And what happens when you try but fail? Simple, you go around. Really, airmanship 101. Then try another approach, or divert, whichever is most appropriate to the person upfront trained and paid to make...Jump to post