You can still complete the current wreck of a BER-building but better start planning the "real" one for the future as well. That includes providing space for a third runway. My personal preference is to demolish the BER building and rebuild it again in perfect condition (as planned). The m...Jump to post
The hangars to the west of the BER terminal block any option to build a second "base terminal" there. The current BER terminal is to small inside and has strategic bottlenecks like not enough check in counters and baggage caroussels built in. This is why it does not make sense to connect a...Jump to post
I agree. Just a matter of negotiating the right thing.Jump to post
Switzerland has air traffic rights within the EU like being a EU member state. (It is not) Why should the UK not be able to get some similar status after Brexit? Plus Ryanair could start something like easyJet Switzerland if continental traffic rights are needed.Jump to post
The next military transport aircraft might very well be a BWB. Bombers are BWB since the B-2, drones as well. It can't take too long after a military BWB-freighter until we see the first commercial BWB-freighter and then some passenger BWBs.I'd say less than 20 years. Any passenger cabin experience ...Jump to post
As the A321neo hits the nail of today's market something slightly bigger would certainly sell as well for growth minded airlines. Not everybody wants to step up to widebodies. Especially for Asia some bigger single aisle would make sense. Not sure how much additional weight a A321-wing could carry w...Jump to post
I dislike the concept to have restrooms and galley right beside each other. What happened to basic hygiene and style? Makes you feel like better eating after the flight. It's still impressive that handicapped people can use the lavs on some small wheelchair and that both lavs can be connected if som...Jump to post
Additional question please: As cabins seem to become more cramped all the time: What global institution could define minimum passenger cabin volume standards. ICAO? IATA? FAA/EASA? Like AT LEAST 18 inches seat width or some certain seatpitch and such? I'm only talking about minimum standards that mu...Jump to post
Good topic and I like the color code concept. Now let's do some seatguru-style cabin maps and rate them spacewise.Jump to post
We need data transmissions for clearances soon to avoid this confusion again. The best would be to send it right onto the NAV display. Intermittend and blocked radio transmissions are not reliable enough. Look how good cockpits have become and ATC voice is almost still like WW2 standards. Procedures...Jump to post
They just deliver them from where they assembled them. From Hamburg-Finkenwerder, Toulouse, Tianjin and Charleston for the commercial airplanes side. There can be minor changes but that is the short form. If some customer like BA prefers a place he might get his choice.Jump to post
In fact the A380 would have made sense to go to the US especially to LAX. However to get the necessary traffic rights buying US products for those flights might be more helpful.Jump to post
They arrived last night. Just a slight delay.Jump to post
If the A380 would set takeoff power now could the ship be blown sideways sort of too close for comfort to the riverbanks? The thust would be enough to blow away a truck driving behind it.Jump to post
They spent so much money to grow into the big guy's terrain with the C Series so this is where - from a market perspective - the most promising business is now within reach.
Small planes just mean high cost and small margins. So develop the C and stretch it.
Isn't there one A380 at TLS that had it's yellow storage protection coating removed recently? Aside from that I'd say the first deliveries might be ready made aircraft that were delayed,stored, cancelled and such. How about Transaero or Turkish? Negotiations will have taken several years over all th...Jump to post
The logical thing would be some bigger CS500 fast. But one billion wouldn't do it and it might keep Bomardier locked in the cash strapped corner they are in right now. Maybe bringing finances back to normal first should be the priority? The C Series is a good product.Jump to post
The opening (and even the start of the construction phase) has been moved to the right several times. This is no delay it's planned to be this way. As the legal preparation and permits take so long in Germany, they got everything legal first and now can just start building it whenever they need it. ...Jump to post
From the crew side cabin agreed to a way to save cost. No F Class, C class no more than 18 seats, purser will be integrated into parts of the service. This saves one FA for this layout. This rule will apply not only for the designated A343s but also for future aircraft with this layout eg A330 or e...Jump to post
For some 2030 EIS shouldn't they better start some Blended Wing Body concept or similar right now? That might put them on top but not some rewarmed A350 clone? Otherwise when they will be ready they will be just too late again having spent so much money.Jump to post
Birds and fish (including mammals like whales and dolphins here) are moving so much more elegant and efficient. This must be the way to go including for flying and swimming/diving objects, evolution seems to suggest.
Maybe one day aeroplanes might even eat fish as fuel before takeoff
Here is one (german language link)
http://www.flugrevue.de/flugzeugbau/sys ... gen/704866
Hahn is still sort of a success. It kept and created new jobs and tourism and income in the remote Hunsrück mountain area after the US Forces left. While being in the red numbers by itself, below the line it seems to earn money for it's region, But the local government does not want to put more mone...Jump to post
They will use them for a while. No problem they will pay for themselves. Plus LH have a huge 747-400 fleet and all the pilots, parts and infrastructure.
If they sell their 747-8I one far away day those might be well saught freighter conversion candidates.
Boeing itself used 2nd hand 747 SP tails for their Dreamlifters.Jump to post
There is Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and more airfields that have been developed aside from LHR. There is much of a choice now and LGW has won bigger industry names as well. It's part of LHR's DNA to be and stay crowded. And this is what some big players prefer as expansion means more competition...Jump to post
Going to London as a final destination via LHR is okay to me. Connecting within T5 works nice as well. All the other variants made me miss connecting flights due to long ways and lines so I try to bypass LHR and connect elsewhere.Jump to post
What a global variety:
While London takes forever to decide, Berlin takes forever to build a new airport.
Heathrow is a fortress hub and guaranteeing a certain BA dominance and control. Open some "unlimited capacity" new airport and competitors might blow the old heirs away. A smart move would have been to move a new airport closer to the coast line and to continental europe. Not too likely to...Jump to post
Thanks. That would be some nice retro paint.Jump to post
Re: LH's first 737
Looks like they worked on the tail and rudder until the final moments.
Did it roll out in this old style LH livery or did they repaint it with the new sun logo?