LGWGate49 wrote:I see 77W VT-JEH is now on her way (currently over the Black Sea)
behramjee wrote:PIA currently flies 2 weekly A333s MAN-ISB-MAN on Tue/Sat so if Pak CAA wants to play games with VS, the latter can easily lobby UK CAA to return the favor to PK on this sector.
On many mornings, two Icelandair 757 cargo flights head into Boston, sometimes less than an hour apart. I surmise that seafood is the main inbound product, but what’s carried on the return northbound flights? Iceland mainly exports seafood, as you have mentioned. They also export finished aluminium...Jump to post
According to some youtubers, the three ex-9W 77W stored at DEL have been getting some engine runs and taxi tests. AI engineering is working to get them airborne, apparently. Is it 9W planning on re-starting or is SpiceJet planning on leasing them??Jump to post
I’m glad they are safe but I’m confused. Since when is a PC-12 capable of flying safely over 2000NM from California to Hawaii? That sounds beyond the aircrafts safe flying range. Has Pilatus expanded capability recently? I’m not up to date but that distance seems unrealistic. It was a ferry flight,...Jump to post
Jet 2.0 to stay full-service airline, keep original brand While Jet 2.0 will remain a full-service carrier (FSC) with business and economy sections and retain the original brand name, livery and logo, the new owners want to steer away from the complexities that eventually led to collapse of the Nar...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] AI crew training center is in Balanagar. BPM(VOHY) used to be an MRO location until they built a new hangar at HYD(VOHS). Air India is in the habit of leaving aircraft anywhere they have real estate. No sense of brand image. Begumpet used to be the former Indian Airlines maintena...Jump to post
https://www.airlineratings.com/news/eur ... _headlines
So apparently, EU regulators will approve the MAX by November?
Good news. But it also means that Antonov cannot sell to Iran or other markets that the US doesn't want its parts to go to. Granted that these are relatively small markets but they are also the niche that companies like Antonov and others can play in without worrying about the competition.Jump to post
I heard an unsubstantiated rumor that De Havilland is stopping the Q400 line? Can any one confirm? I heard their backlog is very weak. Is there anyone close to the program who can confirm? I really hope not. It will be sad to see such an iconic name bite the dust. De Havilland have been such an imp...Jump to post
Getting back to the topic, what specifically would make a plane purpose designed for missionary work? I guess availability, economy, ruggedness and ability to access remote locations are prime considerations. Although aircraft MSF had used in the past ran the gamut from Eurocopter , L-410 s, Carava...Jump to post
Does AI Express have a different pilot training system than Air India mainline? With its relatively small fleet, IX has had several safety related incidents like this, including the deadly IX812 crash back in 2010. But, we rarely hear of such incidents on Air India mainline flights. Sure looks like...Jump to post
Looks like a 737-800. That's the only a/c type that they operate. And IX has had a history of bad flying. A couple of years ago another of their aircraft overshot the runway at Kochi. In another incident last year , the pilot scraped the boundary wall In Madurai during takeoff, knocking off some of...Jump to post
Back in 1986 when the 747-400 was still under development Boeing studied a ULH 747 called the 747-500 that could be able to fly up to 8,700 nmi (16,000 km), which would allow airlines to fly routes such as LHR-SYD, JFK-SYD, EWR-SIN and LAX-SIN and would have been the 777-8X of its time and could ha...Jump to post
As for how Moldova got wind of this, I suspect that Russia clued them in, and that they would have had to have stolen the data sheets from Russia. Once Russia got wind of that, they informed Moldova. If they hadn't been caught here, they would have been caught when an attempt to register the aircra...Jump to post
jetmatt777 wrote:My main concern is true battery life. Anyone who has any kind of battery powered electronic device can tell you that sometimes 20% battery left doesn't quite always mean that. Certainly, this battery is more advanced than my iPhone, but my phone has died at 20% before.arcticcruiser wrote:
About a 120 feet...
Not bad considering the first internal combustion engine airplane flew about 120 feet.
VSMUT wrote:I'm not sure I understand your point. What does it matter if Indian carriers have a slice of the cake? There is no national pride in a dirty cargo plane. .
Oh and much of the airfreight that exists is export a lot being those perishables and under normal non COVID19 conditions the likes of CATHAY, CARGOLUX Lufthansa Qatar SINGAPORE SF OF China and others operate full freighters routinely through Mumbai and Delhi alone in addition to a multitude of wid...Jump to post
One would expect the World's 5th biggest economy to have operators with a sizeable cargo fleet. But no. There's only Blue Dart Aviation with around 5 757Fs, and Spice Cargo with a couple of 737s. That's it. Air India has grounded/chopped up the few freighters it once had. Other operators like ModiLu...Jump to post
Hahaha. Man, they are deranged if they think anyone is going to bite in this environment. Such an investment by any carrier would invite some serious backlash. Nobody is making money. Now is not the time to acquire an even bigger money pit. Nobody is going to acquire AI unless the government does s...Jump to post
I think you're asking the wrong question. The question should be why is the AN148 not successful around the world? The answer to that question should answer the question above. Also, the Indian consumer is more sophisticated than ever. I've never been in an AN-148 but it wasn't long ago that more r...Jump to post
Well common man in India will not fly a non-western aircraft, let alone a Russian/Ukrainian one, especially when our Russian made fighter jets keeps falling off the skies on a monthly if not weekly basis(thankfully that phase seems to be ending soonish). Even Embraer despite quite a decent and reli...Jump to post
The An-148 is a high-wing monoplane meaning the engines and wing structure are protected against foreign object damage. This configuration allows the An-148 to be used at poorly equipped airfields. Taking into account that 93 airports in India have unpaved runways, it surprises me that the Antonov ...Jump to post
I don't know if this topic has been discussed before, but here goes. :rotfl: Your profile says you've been a member for 17 years. I can't believe you haven't seen at least one of the endless "757MAX" threads. I am genuinely shocked, as the topic has been beaten to death. There is a differ...Jump to post
I don't know if this topic has been discussed before, but here goes. Why didn't Boeing consider developing the 757 as a competitor to the A320NEO/A321NEO? Consider these: 1. It would have been much easier to accomodate the LEAP engine under the wing without having to twist and push it into place. 2....Jump to post
Macau News Agency using a photoshopped picture of an Air Koryo A319 on their website: https://www.macaubusiness.com/air-koryo-adds-third-weekly-macau-pyongyang-flight-until-march-2020/ Hahahaha!!! I wonder what the logic was behind that. Most of the general public wouldn’t know the difference betwe...Jump to post
And there was the Constellation II L-193 jetliner design of the fifties, that never materialised. Lockheed also designed an air tanker based on this concept, and this design actually won the USAF Strategic Air Command competition for a jet-powered aerial refueling tanker, leaving Boeing and its 367...Jump to post
What was the impetus for Lockheed to get back into the civil commercial airliner business with the L1011? If I recall correctly, their only previous offering to that market had been the Electra back in the 50's. (Excluding exec/VIP bizjet market with the Jetstar). It's as if: All of a sudden: Lockh...Jump to post
The hangar had only one opening. The other three sides were closed, so the jet blast caused air pressure to build up inside. Once sufficient pressure got built up, it just lifted the hangar skywards. All they needed to do was to provide an opening on the other side, so the air blast could have blown...Jump to post
The hangar had only one opening. The other three sides were closed, so the jet blast caused air pressure to build up inside. Once sufficient pressure got built up, the hangar just got lifted skywards. All they needed to do was to provide an opening on the other side, so the air could have blown thro...Jump to post
Air India itself did not operate the Il62. It was joint codeshare with Aeroflot for ONE route BOM-SVO with both SU and AI cabin crew. I think JAL had a similar arrangement for Tokyo-Moscow flights, first with Tu114 and then Il62. Domestic carrier Indian Airlines also wet-leased An-24, Tu-154 and Tu...Jump to post
A strange one this. A church with an aircraft, and a dedicated(yet small) team of Cabin Crew, flight crew, ground crews and engineers, all of whom are not surprisingly, devote Christians. Probably a lot of ex-5X pilots to draw from, as UPS until the late 2000s operated a sizable fleet of DC-8s, whi...Jump to post
If the condition of the Jet Airways 77W is judged by the condition of their other planes than who would operate those planes, they are going to be used as spares. How do you know? Have you seen those planes for yourself? Besides, the original article states clearly that the aircraft are going to be...Jump to post
I think he already ruined Tata's chance. Any Tata-owned airline will have a tough time getting the US Department of Treasury clearance to start or continue US ops. Of course, GoI may pull out all the stops. Do some offline research, google "Delhi HC orders ED pgurus". On the surface Swamy...Jump to post
Looks like hyderabad lost one more, air france now to chennai. Emirates looks like has a stronghold, nobody else is going to come close. No one wants to come close to Hyderabad. It is a very price sensitive and low yield market. Both LH and KL were operating daily at one point, only to withdraw com...Jump to post
IndiGo opens booking on daily flight connecting BLR and JED wef 29/03/2020 6E1844 BLR 1920 2250 JED 6E1845 JED 1620 0050+1 BLR Any idea why among the Kerala airports, TRV has few flights to KSA? Is the origin of passengers that skewed? Not asking rhetorically - to KUL for example, multiple attempts...Jump to post
https://www.firstpost.com/business/what-an-air-india-buyer-will-get-debt-old-aircraft-little-used-star-alliance-creds-and-lots-of-extra-employees-7962471.html What an Air India buyer will get: Debt, old aircraft, little-used Star Alliance creds and lots of extra employees Anyone who refers to a 9 y...Jump to post
That is very subjective. It is still keeping Alliance Air, and moving VVIP aircraft to that unit. Engineering, loss making GHA and Hotel businesses also will remain tax payer owned. Interesting tidbit, all 15 x 777s are paid off, and buyer will get 15 paid off WBs. So Indian tax payer will keep all...Jump to post
questions wrote:AKL321NX wrote:Because the only good one didn't sell well
$3.26 billion is still a humongous debt. Don't forget that Jet Airways had less than that and still went under with no takers. And there's still that ridiculous government of India rule that foreign stakeholders can't own more than 49%. The only suitors with potential, the Tatas, are grappling with ...Jump to post
olle wrote:I think that Iran played a stupid game when they could purchase planes a few years ago. They should have tried to getearly A380 andA330 deliveries instead of starting to delay negotiations. Now they are back where they started.
This isn't a software thing, it is a type rating that continues to be the same so airlines dont have to do months of training per pilot for the newer model. A320 NEO, A330 NEO, E2 jet and 777X will also fall into this category. I guess a discussion could be around the regulations on what or how man...Jump to post