DL has been doing this for awhile - I saw it mentioned here about an A321 doing ATL-YYZ.
A google search turned up a blog post about N389DN that was delivered in February.
They also noted A339 N405DX that hasn’t done any domestic legs.
Don’t worry, no one but ANet has really thought about a 757NEO - no new engine is available and the tooling, production line, and CAD drawings don’t exist. This originally started as a quick, lowish cost NMA to tackle A321/737-10 market. I would guess 737-10 fuselage on 757 landing gear and a carbon...Jump to post
PreCovid WN is gate or slot constrained at LAX, SNA, BUR. Maybe they think there is enough slop from those 3 to make LGB work.Jump to post
If an airline would order couple of A220-300s right now and willing to receive them asap. How long would be the wait for this airline to get the first frames delivered? Does some airlines are delaying their slots? Many thanks. How long does it take to remove the Delta logos? There were 2 completed ...Jump to post
United bought a lot of DC-10-10s and Hawaii was an important destination.
Until ETOPS was a thing 3 or 4 engines needed for those routes.
The real problem with being an Engineer in Aerospace watching the industry basically collapse, it would be time to leave except I cannot think of another industry that is hiring to any big extent, in particular if one lives around Seattle. Space was going gangbusters last year. Blue Origin has doub...Jump to post
flaps system looks interesting, yes https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28409/the-mysterious-and-potentially-revolutionary-celera-500l-aircraft-may-fly-soon I saw the patents - wonder what will actually get installed in the wing. At least they are planning on double slotted flaps. The 61 knot lim...Jump to post
Must be a hell of a flap system to get the stall speed to 61 knots.
61 knots is the legal max for single engine planes - though PC12 got an exception to 67 knots due to seats with enhanced crash survive-ability.
No, there never was a plan to assemble a 787 in just four days. The plan was for one to leave the factory every three days, and given there were four positions in the original FAL pan, a total of 12 days to produce one plane from start to finish ( ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/lean-mean-dream-m...Jump to post
If EASA indeed wants such a system (in whichever form) within two years, then the usual course of action would be to issue an AD to such extent. It was reported that EASA wants a third AOA sensor (physical or virtual) and would agree to RTS w/o it. But would require the 737-10MAX to have it at cert...Jump to post
Most interesting part to me was: In addition to the job losses from the 787 going away, the cost of producing the 767s and 777s will shoot up because the overhead costs at the giant plant will then be spread over many fewer airplane deliveries. The article makes a lot of points about the various ne...Jump to post
BFL doesn’t have any competition Out of curiosity, did you mean Bakersfield, or are you using BFL as an acronym for something else? Or was that a typo? I think that is supposed to be BUF - Buffalo, NY. They were referencing new routes from LAX shown in the original post. I think BFL is really BUF d...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:The 787 was was a passenger models with a sensor with battery backup & had a bad wire.
The 777 on fire is a Freighter, not a passenger model and does not have the device that caught the 787 on fire.
To save the trouble of going to look at the other thread: Post #445 on that thread ( https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1445691&start=400#p22316057 ): I am curious as to why Qantas has chosen to fly 2 A380’s from Australia all the way to Victorville for long term storage, wh...Jump to post
According to the Seattle Times article EASA wants a 3rd AOA sensor (physical or virtual), and some warning system. They are concerned that a single bad sensor can cause numerous warnings. Canada wants updates to flight manual to pull circuit breakers for stick shaker when system is clearly wrong, ra...Jump to post
The NIMBYs complaining about the "noise" from DEN should be forced to spend 30 minutes within 10 miles of any military airfield. Buckley Air Force Base is south of I70 between I225 and E470. Measuring on google maps it is 8.9 miles from runway to runway (DEN to BKF). Not the first payment...Jump to post
Not a bike path, it’s a road around the perimeter. There is a bike path on the south west side of north road. I believe this is where the incident happened. https://goo.gl/maps/kGUi1u3ahHVqb3tx7 I am thinking maybe the jet started to power up before being completely lined up with the runway If you ...Jump to post
Except, sales do not work that way, ABB calls airbus and Boeing and says "We would like to order 50 widebodies" neither of the manufacturers are going to say "No, we don't want your business". But the smart one will say we need double the usual deposit and set higher bars on pro...Jump to post
They are signed up for 40 gates. The preferential use facilities include, as of the Effective Date, the following current gates and associated holdrooms on the C Concourse: C-23 – C-37, inclusive, C-40 – C-47, inclusive, C-49, and C-51. The parties further agree that upon the Date of Beneficial Occ...Jump to post
And, for the E175-E2, even if they don´t sell no one single plane, it´s a real prototype flying with a second to follow in few weeks. 6 prototypes for the MRJ-90!! Over 3,000 flight test hours. :weightlifter: Or even a plane with ten prototypes, none certified, and still on development more than 10...Jump to post
On 5 September 2019, Mesa Airlines signed a MOU for up to 100 SpaceJet M100s, 50 of which are targeted as firm orders and 50 as purchase rights. Mesa won’t take it since it’s a paper plane only ... I mean, real orders ??? 28 January 2015 - Japan Airlines - 32 Firm orders according to https://www.fl...Jump to post
The diagrams in the lease PDF (page 46) shows a plane at what would be C38, but no gate number.
I assume that means C38 is not usable - it is adjacent to the central hub of C-Concourse and has an extended jetway in the diagram to fit the plane shown between C36 and the service road.
The WN lease was signed 3/9 (or 3/10). City Council website: https://denver.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4337154&GUID=D792E64D-9F21-4CF1-96A7-9A711032FAA3 The lease: https://denver.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8177851&GUID=536B7121-9B2A-4E33-A5CE-EF63B1996BD3 They are signed u...Jump to post
When the last order occurred? On 19 June 2019, Mitsubishi signed a MOU with an unnamed American customer for 15 of the new 76-seat SpaceJet M100 variant. On 5 September 2019, Mesa Airlines signed a MOU for up to 100 SpaceJet M100s, 50 of which are targeted as firm orders and 50 as purchase rights.Jump to post
I thought EASA always wanted a third sensor, but was willing to accept a synthetic sensor. Without a 3rd senior how do you handle a AOA mis-compare? One answer was to turn off MCAS with a miscompare. Boeing says that is generally safe. Which leads the Canadians to ask can we test fly it w/o MCAS, an...Jump to post
DEN was 2x HNL and 1x KOA, LIH, OGG pre-Covid.
I assume HA is a better experience than UA, but changing planes in LGB at a scissor hub doesn’t seem like a way to steal money from UA.
So what will Boeing have to do to make the 777-XF a better choice than the 777-8F?
The MTOW is the same and the 777-XF will weigh quite a bit more.
They have to build to a documented configuration, so presumably rework will be required.
There were reports of them fixing the wire separation issue on some planes, so they should incorporate that during production.
With M100 development “dropped” the M90 SpaceJet’s biggest competitor is the E2 175 (80 pass vs 88 for M90 and 114 for E2 190).
Not a healthy market worldwide - and sales proof in the US.
Yeah we aren’t getting single pilot in a Boeing until self driving trucks are a regular thing and that emergency landing button well proven. Typically something disruptive cones from an upstart-maybe a Chinese RJ with AI autopilot. I don’t see a market for a small wide body, but 757+ has some legs. ...Jump to post
Wow. No flying of the conforming unit until cost cutting measures are complete and a plan to type certification is approved. No production until TC.Jump to post
There hasn't been one confirmed case of COVID 19 from a commercial a/c. Not sure what you consider “confirmed“, but there was this: “Later on Sunday, the health ministry said nine more people, all foreigners, on the same flight were confirmed to have contracted the virus. Seven are British, one is ...Jump to post
In reference to the linked article it looks like 1 from the Volga-Dnepr fiasco and 4 to 7 ”additional jumbo cargo airplanes to a buyer believed to be UPS Inc.” but I couldn’t read the whole thing.Jump to post
Conversely at United (Summer 2019)
ORD 637 flights 44% mainline
IAH 533 45%
DEN 504 45%
EWR 432 55%
Those A350s were ordered in 2010 by pre-merger UA who was kinda pro-Airbus and somewhat anti-GE.
Pre Merger Continental was strongly pro-Boeing and post merger United seems to be in that camp.
I don’t see UA taking any A350’s if they can help it, even 17 years after the initial order.
Why the long range? I would think the vast majority of 76 seat routes are well under 1,000 miles, and the cost of lifting extra structure to gain the possible (but rarely needed) extra range would be not worth the benefit. Would you surmise that 98% of routes for 76 seaters are under 1000 miles? (I...Jump to post
Delta350 wrote:Southwest did announce new routes. Take a look here.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... -schedule/
I guess that the aircraft's price will be slightly dropped after this pandemic, because of A&B strategy as well as a large number of airframes which are sold are returned to the lessors. This will be a rare chance for newbies to get new airframes as the market will be recovered (if they are sti...Jump to post
Scope will change if the E1 E175 goes out of production. If American or Delta upgrades scope to allow E2-175 and United has to kill United Express because there are no airplanes - there will be great stress placed on United and pilots to come up with a solution. Until then or some other external for...Jump to post
I think United would still be interested in 50 seaters since they have a pretty low cap (255) on 70 & 76 seaters.
In fact they are (were) making 50 seaters out of 70 seaters.
I think PDX-DEN has been a hole in AS network, but UA, WN, and WN covered it well.
PreCovid, even with F9 cutbacks, there were still 12 flights a day scheduled.
We can infer from the actions of DL that the benefits of using A359s (even if the performance on one route is "sub optimal") outweigh the cost of retiring the entire 777 fleet even after spending $100 million on cabin refurbishment and taking a significant accounting charge. Let’s say the...Jump to post
There was an article a couple of weeks back talking about progress - training updates were stalled, but Boeing was working on rewiring planes, and the minimum equipment lists were updated. 1 notable change was the requirement of a working autopilot since one of the MAX’s non-normal checklists calls ...Jump to post
If they can get out of the RR contract not buying 20 engines would save a good chunk of cash.Jump to post
Can an all new composite wing bring down thrust requirements on a 757+ to something offered on the 737-10MAX or A321XLR?
If the 757+ completely replaces the 737MAX (at least -9 and -10) will there be enough business for a properly sized LEAP derivative?