Hi Fly 8 (or should I say "Flight"?), <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Sad news that KLMAlps is not doing that well, didn't know that... Anyway, great to have someone like you in the forum! Doing CATII approaches and then relaxing at airliners.net seems to be a fun thing! Do you come...Jump to post
It's nice to see that even senior airline pilots (sometimes referred to as "Gods" by forum members) can behave like some kids in the commercial forum. <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Come on guys, get over it! No offense BTW! <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> Best ...Jump to post
Concratulations on your first trip report, I think you did a great job!! <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Especially nice were all the a/c sightings you mentioned. Hmmm, but the topic could have been more descriptive, don't you think? <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif...Jump to post
There is a VERY good article on this topic which compares both Boeing's and Airbus' FBW philosophy/concepts. Here it goes (it's rather long....but enjoy!): quote: "Unlike Airbus, Boeing lets aviator override fly-by-wire technology Monday, March 20, 2000 By JAMES WALLACE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER RE...Jump to post
The same topic has been started two days ago already, but anyway...
AFAIK, ATC controllers in Germany are well paid (and it's quite hard to get the job) and make about $5000-6000 a month.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that''s what I read.
Hi guys! Today EL AL's first B772 made its first flight and boy, this bird is so damn pretty! Check it out if you like: <a href="http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2001/photorelease/q1/photo_release_010112b.html" target=_blank>http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2001/photorelease/q1/photo_release_0...Jump to post
RayChuang wrote: "However, don't forget that the 767-400ER's development costs are really cheap, since it is just another derivative of the 767. Boeing does not need to sell lots of them to get back the development costs" Well, but why will it then take four (!) years just to add some additional fue...Jump to post
The problem the B764 has is that it was designed for the US market, to do coast-to-coast and Hawaii flights. The problem is that it lacks range, this is why it is unsuitable for many international carriers like EVA Air, which recently ordered the A332 despite the fact that they already have a B767 f...Jump to post
I would give Asiana a try, just out of curiosity! I heard their service is actually very good. Ans you probably know Northwest: mediocre. Whatever you choose, post a Trip report and tell us if yout decision was the right one! <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Regards the WorldTravellerJump to post
Hi A317, welcome to airliners.net! Ich komm' auch aus DUS, was machst' denn so? <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Well, I'd say it really depends on which schedules you find more convenient....both are great airlines! I'd suggest CX and a stopover in Hong Kong. Regards und "Tschö" the...Jump to post
Most of the time the deals include that all options can be taken at the price agreed upon when the deal was signed. You're right that obviously, the options are worth a fortune in a couple of years, but this is a way for Boeing and Airbus to guarantee that the options are taken and that there is no ...Jump to post
They probably will, regardless of what some people claim in this forum ("the B747X fits better" etc.). However, I believe they could as well order some B747-400LR, like Qantas did. Lufthansa will probable go A380 as well with some orders for B747-400LR too, to be included in a "package deal" with 15...Jump to post
We already have charter airlines with 400 and even 500 people onboard (Corsair), so what's the problem? 500 people dead o.K., 900 dead a nightmare??? And what about these cruiseships that have 3500 pax, ehh??? I don't get your logic!! If two planes with 400 pax each fly a route or one with 900 pax, ...Jump to post
Boeing estimates that development costs for the B747X family will amount to approx. $4-5 billion. Airbus will invest around $11-12 billion for the A380-100 AND A360F. With $4-5 billion spent, the B747X will have no potential for evolution (~80m max. length), Airbus will have an aircraft for $11-12 b...Jump to post
The fact is that they helped Airbus design the plane, like SIA, Qantas, Lufthansa etc. I heard that UAL and LH together are in discussions with Airbus on a possible purchase (source: The Times a couple of weeks ago). Who knows? They might as well go with Boeing for the reasons already mentioned........Jump to post
Englandair, then how would you explain the fact that SIA, VS, CX even REDUCED the number of First Class seats to offer more personal space to passengers? You can still have 520+ pax on the A380-100 with 18 people in private First Class cabins (currently, SIA's B747 has 12 First Class seats). Regards...Jump to post
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If Boeing goes ahead with the BWB they won't develop a NLA like the A3XX, that's for sure. This would mean the A3XX will have a monopoly for around 15 years, like the B744 and will be VERY profitable for Airbus. BTW, Airbus has BWB concepts on the drawing board, too. BWB will be the future, but don'...Jump to post
With a wingspan of approx. 100 meters, the BWB will occupy 2 parking positions. It's wise to go ahead with such a design, but we won't see it flying for the next 15 years, that's for sure. It'll also cost a least $20 billion to develop and I doubt Boeing will risk that now (basically, they can't aff...Jump to post
FLY777UAL wrote: "On most other aircraft, all one has to do is raise a small cover and flip a knob from the "manual" to "automatic" position (or disarmed to armed position)." I remember that prior take-off on my BA 747/757 flights, there is always this "Cabin Crew: doors to automatic and crosscheck"...Jump to post