If Boeing thinks this aircraft size is needed they should develop something new not warm up something old. Warming things up has backfired too much recently.Jump to post
If you look how long and how many generations the 747 needed to become reliable, established and successful there was not enough stamina to bring the A380 into the market. All those Emirates sales were on top of what had been expected. So why do they stop it after such a short time? And even with Jo...Jump to post
Do 300 seats still work as a narrowbody? That must be 8 abreast? Better 7 or it will be a pain to sit in there.Jump to post
Whenever Boeing develops some new narrow body you can bet that every engine manufacturer will have something ready. Just look at the 787 for comparison how this worked.Jump to post
Boeing should just develop some single aisle 787-style CFRP-family with some super efficient wing now. Add some latest generation GE engines and they are good to go. Keep systems and cockpit similar between it and the 787. And please leave enough space under the wings for larger diameter future engi...Jump to post
This size is too small. We'd need like around 150 to 250 seats.Jump to post
Lufthansa unions obviously pissed off a lot of the stockholders over many years of threats and strikes. So now they see this as the perfect time for some reorganization. It is far from Mr. Thiele alone "throwing a tantrum". It's more like calculated risk. We will see this tomorrow. However...Jump to post
And there is that little hiccup with the MAX.Jump to post
I don't see that happening. As aerodynamics will be significantly improved with let's say blended wing bodies, any quad engined sized plane of today only needs three or two engines in the future.Jump to post
He owns 15 percent of Lufthansa's shares plus x now. (after announcing 15 percent recently he sold some of his other private stock valued 700 million Euros, likely to generate more cash to buy even more Lufthansa stock) Because only 38 percent of Lufthansa's stock owners got preregistered as voters ...Jump to post
Is seem to remember that for the smaller four engined An-124 there was some cabin kit with seating platforms on the main deck? Like in two levels of seats? Like double deck seat pallets. But that was meant to be some high capacity military troop hauler with not much comfort but seats. Not sure if it...Jump to post
Not true. First he must find enough people willing to sell all those shares so fast. Mind you many LH investors are small package stock owners. Second the government is set to have at least 25,1 percent having a veto itself. It's a lot of show don't believe anything they want you to believe.Jump to post
The stock holder majority still has to green light the government bailout. If they don't agree Lufthansa will be in need of a lot of money from other sources fast. This might work out or not. Then we could be pretty close to the scenario described above sooner than later. The next problem in case of...Jump to post
Next week is the shareholder meeting needed to greenlight their strategy. It feels like their new billionaire investor aims for chapter 11 instead of the government bailout package. With interest rates so low the costs of Lufty's retirement and pension scheme grew so much that this might be seen as ...Jump to post
It was the other way around unfortunately. BECAUSE they were in an appealing financial state they had to sell all those programs.Jump to post
Does somebody possibly have any cost comparison with the 777-300ER please? Especially about the engine cost (leasing, maintenance, overhaul) versus the 777? Thanks. I'd like to know why so many A340-600 are retired so early please? Are these four engined airplane's problems in a twin world?Jump to post
So who exactly decided to overstretch the company this way back then? What was the plan behind it? Must have become some textbook example of how to not do it. They had many successful divisions and now it is down to some firesale of everything? Sad to see. Used to be good solid engineering with cust...Jump to post
AFAIK both Airbus and Boeing had reduced their commercial aircraft R&D departments over the last years by headcount. Sometimes it seems like quite a bit of knowledge got lost over this. That was some very expensive mistake in my opinion. The hydrogen hype is at least good to bring back engineeri...Jump to post
The A321neo is selling like hotcake. When the market returns it will be the flagship product again. Airbus is in no rush to bring up the future hydrogen generation. The whole neo strategy is about beefing up existing technology at low costs with high performance gains and profits.And this works. Hyd...Jump to post
The MAX has the same engine generation as the neo. Given that the problems are hopefully solved now it should live about as long as the competitor. Hydrogen aircraft are something for 2050. There is room for another generation of conventional aircraft in between. New, more efficient engines needed f...Jump to post
The new (smaller) PC-24 business jet is gravel capable. The VFW 614 was gravel capable as well. If you go big take some C-17.
Otherwise I would opt for some Basler or Twin Otter or maybe some Russian stuff.
After the A380 they cannot afford the next illusion it seems. The A350 was the right thing to do. This should be the base for the next narrow body. Like Boeing should have used the 787 as the model for the 737 follow on family. Better let again the military sort out the radical technology changes fi...Jump to post
Remaining cabin crew seems to get paid only 50 percent basic salary over the summer.Jump to post
They ordered SO MANY of those early Boeing 747s with teething troubles (engines) and had too much capacity when the oil crisis hit the industry and global demand hard. It was a long demise. I agree with the deregulation issues. I sort of grew up with and onboard Pan Am in Berlin (traveling children ...Jump to post
Tomorrow afternoon at 2PM local around 600 "invited" EK pilots will be briefed about something fleet related.Jump to post
Dear a-netters, One of my very first flights was on the Caravelle. Back in 1982, we went home from Gran Canaria Island to Cologne CGN. I remember it had a green cheatline and vertical stabilizer. Does anyone know which airline it could have been? Germania. https://www.google.com/search?q=SE+Caravel...Jump to post
I'd say this is clearly not the right moment to start ultra long haul flights. They might be workable in high demand environments with people willing to pay extra for the comfort. This time we are back to lower cost and higher efficiency concepts. Nobody can afford to buy specific ULR-aircraft for s...Jump to post
Maybe this is more like deep disassembly?Jump to post
An impressive jet airplane. Early design and long living. Even with early export success in the USA. I remember them from Berlin. Air France used Caravelles for a long time. When they parked at the stand at Tegel they looked tiny. Any Pan Am 727-200 looked as big as a DC-10 for comparison. When Cara...Jump to post
This is what Airbus is offering for cabin monitoring. Strange that cockpits are not included in what is recorded for safety and accident investigation.
https://services.airbus.com/en/in-fligh ... -cvms.html
That would be the perfect tool for both developing countries and trunk routes. Cruise speed is not much of a factor if you go like one hour. ATC is.Jump to post
As I know/have heard, the rotor engine combination is just to loud for the civil market and latest with next tightening up of laws and global agreements in 2025/2027? or so, it will not any more applicable for new build civil passenger planes. This tightening up of laws and agreements regarding lou...Jump to post
What is wrong with Ryanair? At least they have relatively young aircraft and cheap average prices.
Tight seating has been known before.