Hi Luisca, In short : it was an attempt to put together the respective advantages of the turboprop (good efficiency at low speed, not too noisy) and turbofan (more efficient in high subsonic). But apparently it didn't convinced. To date the high dillution rate turbofans are fitting "quite well" with...Jump to post
Thank you for making public you thesis. I've just downloaded it. I'll try to read it as soon as possible and then to send you all my comments.
The African cities flown were : 1) West Africa : Abidjan (ABJ), Bamako (BKO), Banjul (BJL), Conakry (CKY), Cotonou (COO), Dakar (DKR), Douala (DLA), Lagos (LOS), Lome (LFW), Monrovia (MLW), Ouagadougou (OUA), Yaounde (Yao) 2) Central Africa : Kinshasa (FIH), Luanda (LUA) 3) East Africa : Entebbe (EB...Jump to post
Just 2 details 1) Sterne 82 : please remember that the first A321 joined the SN fleet only in march 1999. And note that the OO-SUC is lucky to be still flying as during autumn 2000 the rear part of its fuselage touched the ground on landing at LIS, causing a few weeks of repairs (plus 1 non pressuri...Jump to post
Note that there was poor visibility at BRU last sunday and that the EWR-BRU flight operated by a CO 757-200 was diverted to FRA before landing at BRU with approx. 4 hours delay.
Many other flights faced the same problem that day.
Just a little precision : OO-CTS with PW and OO-CTC witfh GE. Question to HB-IBC : Isn't the shift from NBO to West Africa justified by capacity question? I mean,to operate 6 flights a week (iso 5) to NBO,the MD-11 are a little big while the opening of Monrovia (and the succes of West Africa destina...Jump to post