Simply bolt another 'tail' on the other side and its good to go.Jump to post
Climate change: The UK cannot go climate neutral much before 2050, unless people stop flying and eating red meat almost completely, a report says. But it warns that the British public do not look ready to take such steps and substantially change their lifestyle. The report challenges the views of ca...Jump to post
This doctor explains what its really like in an Italian hospital. They have to decide who will live, who will die. There are just too many people to help them all. Like a war field hospital.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... r-11954229
'Ghost' and largely empty flights are operating because EU 'Use it or lose it' rules still apply to UK slot restricted airports.
There appears to be a cluster of five deaths (of 30) in France, with possible links to CDG airport north of Paris. These are tiny villages where people commute to work there. The death rate from the virus in Italy appears to be the highest in the world at 5-6%. Italy has one of the oldest population...Jump to post
Lease them all to BA. Paint and a few headrest covers, job done.Jump to post
World road deaths = 1.35 million per year
COVI19 deaths (mainly the old and ill) = 3100 approx, though some would have died anyway through ill-health.
I will take my chances.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... death_rate
Here is a useful UN chart of world births and deaths. Approximately 60 million die each year. That is already 1% of us. This is likely to increase as the world population continues to grow by a birth rate of 140+ million per year. An increase to 2% will in fact stop population growth. I will let you...Jump to post
Perhaps Easyjet should create a UK regional division, paint the Q400's bright orange and call it Easy(prop). A great way to get their brand into LHR quickly.Jump to post
FlyBe could collapse within days...
https://news.sky.com/story/regional-air ... e-11949393
A hybrid would be far better in terms of safety, at least initially. Think about the bad weather, go-arounds and diversions recently in the UK and EU. Some flights ended up returning to their departure airport. That would cut the useful range down to 150 miles!Jump to post
This could very well be the end for the remaining BA 744 fleet, in a similar way to Concorde after 9/11.Jump to post
With three runways, the taxi distance to/from the holding point(s) will be greatly reduced, as at least two of the runways will be used in mixed-mode. It will also mean there are two departure runways during the peaks, and two landing runways most of the time. That's an awful lot less wasted fuel on...Jump to post
Coronavirus: British Airways and Ryanair cancel hundreds of flights due to outbreak.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... k-11948097
Hypothetically, how do you ever recover from building 750 new MAX a/c that will never fly again? What can be salvaged, removed and used again and on what? Could some MAX's be used by the military or cargo operators with modifications? I think up to 85% would need to be written off or scrapped. Then ...Jump to post
It’s more irrational to think not building one runway in the southeast of England, is going to have any environmental impact at all. Particularly given the average 20 minute delays, plus 15 minute taxi times (x 480000) now, which would evaporate completely by building a third runway. This ruling is ...Jump to post
What LHR could do if it were allowed, is use both runways in mix-mode for three hours during the morning and evening peak. It’s a nonsense that ATC can only use two landing runways for one hour a day. No-one of any importance would even notice if they use both for ultra-quiet a/c like 787/350/220/NE...Jump to post
Will every single MAX need new tyres, brakes disk/pads/fluid etc? What about the engines and fuel system?
That's a lot of long-term moisture and rust deposit damage.
So Boris has deliberately killed off the 3rd runway to save face. Could he now be planning an announcement to build Boris Island instead, and presumably close LHR.
I think not.
It’s very simple. A Heathrow with three runways in eight years time would be much greener, cleaner, quieter and far far better for the planet than it is today. Even with more flights, spread across three approaches rather than just one. Zero delays vs 20 minutes now, Mixed mode runways means less 2 ...Jump to post
Rubbish. Typical cost is < 10 billion € per 100 miles of 2-way track, even accounting for significant tunnel and bridge construction. TBH, rail projects are often subject to the same NIMBY'ism as any other construction project so it's cheaper and faster to put it in a tunnel than to fight with all ...Jump to post
However, often overlooked is the fact that high speed rail costs around £100B per 100 miles of track, takes 20 years to build, and demolishes more houses, communities, fields, woodland and decimates more AONB than a few extra flights at LHR. The electricity used is a very minor matter when it comes...Jump to post
The fact is that most people in the UK don't live in the London area. Millions of journeys are be made just to get to LHR to catch a plane. How about utilising the spare capacity at the UK's regional airports ? We know that airlines want to fly to LHR, but maybe the planes should fly nearer to the ...Jump to post
uta999 wrote:Jump to postKFTG wrote:If then need was so dire for a 3rd runway, why did they close the 3rd runway they already had?
Runway 23/05 was a crosswind only runway which was used around 1% of the time as it interfered with operations on both the 28s.
KFTG wrote:If then need was so dire for a 3rd runway, why did they close the 3rd runway they already had?
Do we know where this electricity is mostly used? Or is it released into the electricity grid with the rest. I am not too familiar with how this work so I am curious to know if 30% of train electricity also comes from renewable sources. Everything in the grid is 'mixed' so you can't tell that where...Jump to post
Why can't Stansted expand? Plenty of space. Takes the pressure of LHR. Impossible to get to for 95% of London and the SE for a start. I thought it had a direct rail link like Gatwick? How do I get from Gatwick to Stansted Airport? Unfortunately there is no direct Gatwick to Stansted airport train. ...Jump to post
NZ321 wrote:Why can't Stansted expand? Plenty of space. Takes the pressure of LHR.
The No 3rd runway and extinction rebellion movement as a whole has absolutely nothing to do with climate change. They are simply the modern hypercritical middle-class NIMBY's of old, who eat, drink, drive, travel, pollute and procreate like everyone else, but still moan about it to make themselves f...Jump to post
A lot of us who don’t live next to Heathrow are pretty exasperated by this whole situation. Just build the damn expansion already. I can understand those living next door to LHR being against it though. You mean the people who decided to move next door to an international airport,complaining about ...Jump to post
Heathrow should turn this to their advantage. By agreeing to no third runway in favour of an increased cap to 650000, a new terminal 6 with 100 new gates and an end to runway alternation. Mixed-mode operations on both runways, and improvements to the night quota by landing on easterlies.Jump to post
Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling putting the project in turmoil. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693 Heathrow Airport: Plans for third runway plans in tatters after legal defeat https://news.sky.com/story/heathrow-airport-plans-for-third-runway-plans-in-tatters-after-legal...Jump to post
Another way of looking at this is the Coronavirus and the Boeing MAX issues could actually save DY, at least until both are eventually resolved. Every airline and travel company will be in the same situation, even the majors like CX, LH, AF/KLM and AIG. There will be both government and shareholder ...Jump to post
I expect this all stems from the various FOD found in the wing tanks and behind fuselage cabin insulation panels on the 787 line. Sh*t sticks.Jump to post
So realistically, Boeing are looking at a grounding lasting 18 months at least. Can a 50 year-old design ever recover from that? By comparison, the DC-10 was only three years old when it was going through something similar. I think the MAX is now at 50/50 whether it will ever fly again. Those are sh...Jump to post
Scroll down and click on 787 Production list, the current production
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/ ... /htmlview#
dc10lover wrote:Can you attach a Trent XWB Jet Engine to the Boeing 787?
Live Lightning Map showing the extreme low pressure 920 hPa (Hectopascal), just off the north of Scotland.
https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en# ... tr=1;dn=1;
Flights cancelled British Airways and easyJet have confirmed cancellations as planes have been grounded for safety reasons. Anyone planning to fly today is advised to check their airline's website for the latest updates. More than 230 easyJet flights in and out of the UK on Saturday have been cancel...Jump to post
EasyJet cancels 234 flights and BA to merge or cancel some flights today and tomorrow due to Storm Dennis. High winds and a months worth of rain to fall in the next 24 hours.
I think even Heathrow PLC now know its never going to happen. Plan B could be Heathrow 2, standing for 2 runways. Increase movements to 650k, by introducing a 1500m displaced threshold for the NB’s. This could add 20-30% capacity and reduce delays/emissions/noise. Then build a new terminal and 100 s...Jump to post
By halting production, Boeing has admitted they cannot fix the MAX and satisfy the various regulators. The only option now is to drop MCAS altogether and certify it without augmentation of any kind. That should have been the aim a year ago, in fact five years ago.Jump to post