You can see where people looked to, you can see what switches and instruments they manipulated and how they worked together and what was their state of mind in general. However I am not promoting to sell these films to tv news. But there are a few accidents where a cockpit film would be helpful. Jus...Jump to post
How many years would the USAF formally demand spare parts availability? At least in theory? 30 years?
They ordered those final call C-32s.
Didn't triumph sell the 747-tooling and the former factory already?Jump to post
Wouldn't say Spirit be able to build any fuselage parts needed for any upcoming ordered 747? Is this a bottleneck or a showstopper?Jump to post
It's just fuselage parts that are needed. Can't be so hard to find another factory to deliver those? 100 orders needed sounds unrealistic. Like just wanting to close it. But 30 to 50 is entirely possible. And who knows on the longer run? Why close it down now if there is demand? The freighter got ju...Jump to post
Found a pic of Moscow's "Sheremetyevo 1" terminal. (torn down)
I arrived there on Pan Am 747-100 from Frankfurt and Heathrow several times. It was pretty run down in the final years. Faded paint and such. I seem to remember that Mocsow's Sheremetyevo airport had some pretty similar building for domestic flights across the runway. I only flew there once.Jump to post
It will be the controlled from the drone room next to the Catereria somewhere?Jump to post
This is why it now went to some higher level to solve this. The supervisory board is just lower level drama not relevant to solve this anymore. They have had their show crying for help and then demanding unconditional taxpayer billions being a private company. Many people are fed up with this attitu...Jump to post
They will meet as many times as required whenever this is needed. Formally they will need to sign it buy guess what their answer will be?
This rescue plan financing is some higher level topic now not a e question of internal company administration. This is a national topic now.
Couldn't they somehow form a joint venture with Embraer?Jump to post
Unfortunately companies just track and fight leaks with bigger effort these days. This is why current employees cannot post anything from inside anymore.Jump to post
It's close to become some telenovela hopefully not a drama finally. Today they wanted to greenlight the final deal now monday is set as the new date for it. Let's see what happens? To now still opt for chapter 11 mode instead of the government rescue package would be some dangerous gamble for LH. It...Jump to post
On the bright side Airbus could use their newly integrated and now matured organization, many lessons learned and even some systems layout for their smooth A350.Jump to post
It's easy to claim this looking back. I would not agree. Even today. We see big city growth to continue. We see Asia developing. We see India just beginning. There IS a need for big airplanes and there will be this need. The only problem the A380 had was that twins with some newer more efficient eng...Jump to post
It is okay to halt it if it feels not the right way to go. But will Boeing now launch something else entirely new? There were plans for some 787-style narrow body. Couldn't this be sized to fit the bill and maybe even lay the foundation for the next (bigger) narrowbody family?Jump to post
This must mean big trouble for the leasing companies owning many of these airplanes. And for a certain engine company that loses parts and maintenance business.Jump to post
Lufthansa's leadership opted and actually asked for this way to go. They wanted state aid. (However as a full freebie) They could have gone a different route if the government is feared to block their actions. Just face the full hardships and restructure yourself on your own. Guess why didn't they c...Jump to post
All the past years we had strikes all over with a private independent Lufthansa. Maybe this is part of their problem? Unwillingness to change? Now with the public behind it and the pressure to pay back those loans the situation can only improve. The government will not oppose restructuring as they w...Jump to post
Well in fact they had quite some teething troubles both with different structural loads caused by the different aerodynamic wing profile and with flutter and trim. So for a proven design it was more work than expected for sure. I hope the freighter will live on for many years. Might depend on which ...Jump to post
It is almost impossible to restructure smaller national airlines as an outside investor. You hurt national pride whenever you touch anything. This is why I don't get why they acquired Brussels and Austrian? You can even see with AF und KLM how difficult this is. Keep away from small flag carriers. T...Jump to post
Air France used to be THE very hub airline to me. How many times did I go via CDG to the States on packed flights? With all those 747, 777 and the A380.
Now they shrink down to smaller twins in size. Shocking to see this in some way.
I have not heard of any planned domestic flight bans in Germany. Some domestic flying has ended on high speed train routes because train rides are more convenient - not because they might be cheaper. They often are not. Latest rumors are that as we speak the government has sent some representative t...Jump to post
I consider it rather bizarre that a private company that had cried for help now refuses to accept it because it prefers everything as donation only. Other companies fold by the thousands these days and LH insists they want the entire can of coke. Maybe it's time to withdraw the government's offer to...Jump to post
They seem to want unconditional money for free ASAP. Otherwise they threaten to file for something similar like chapter 11. So much drama. The government is ready to help but demanding shares, some right to veto, two board seats and interest rates on the credit part of things. That sounds okay to me...Jump to post
It's very impressive how Boeing went from the original 777 to the way more capable top seller 777-300ER. Hope the renewed 777X can again raise the bar. Airbus managed a similar thing with the old A330 and then the super selling A330-200 and -300. They face the same issues now with the A330neo. The t...Jump to post
It's good to see newspaper journalism of this high quality today. It's about a topic and neutral reliable information. Not about self marketing and vanity. Keep on going.Jump to post
Wouldn't it be better to convert existing passenger Dreamliners to freighters instead of building low margin 767 freighters new in order to trigger demand for new passenger 787 sales? This will be some years of low demand ahead so let's soak up what is idling on the market first and generate higher ...Jump to post
The new 757 idea gets me thinking. Could this just be some backup production job to keep Renton busy if the MAX has to be finally cancelled for some reason?Jump to post
The 767 might make sense as some fast and dirty NMA replacement as the tanker is modernized, in production and some new cockpit readily available. Freighter outlook looks good too. But the 757? If this is not part of the 737 successor family it doesn't make sense. So it must be done right (new from ...Jump to post
So bring back cheatlines please.Jump to post
While I can understand the Dutch in some way it did not work out alone before. So would they want to unite with say BA or LH? They would have the same conflicts all over again. So I guess not. They would need to find a way to survive alone.Jump to post
The whole EK hub concept is based on big passenger numbers connecting at Dubai. So you need big aircraft like A380 and 777-300ER in any case to generate the visitor's volume needed. This is the DNA of Dubai as a Middle East trade and tourist place. Smaller aircraft would make this impossible.Jump to post
Not so sure how much money China still has available to spend elsewhere?
Would they want to buy it? Sure. Can they afford it now? Not sure.