SkyVoice wrote:What's happening to SAA surely comes as no surprise, but--to clean up & reword an old adage--finally, the FOD is about to hit the fan blades! Click this link to read what the BBC said today.
Wet Lease - Not as common as a dry lease but in this case it is what Delta is doing. Wet lease is where an airline (Delta) provides the aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance for the lessee (Virgin Atlantic) Dry Lease - This is the more common "lease" this would be where lessors like G...Jump to post
The first thing on the topic list is about the aviation world in the U.S. It might not seem like a huge big deal at first, but when it comes to pilot shortages, and aviation mechanics receiving low pay, that's another whole story. And in the next few years, it feels like we'll be spiraling into a Gr...Jump to post
Such beautiful birds the Etihad Airbus A340-500/600s. They would have looked lovely in the new colours yet the old colour scheme had a charm of it's own. Sad to see them go. In general for me the Airbus A340-600 is just so grand regardless of the operator. The Etihad Airbus A380 is the nicest out t...Jump to post
Does this mean the A380's are going, going, gone............................
OMG! Crazy incident!!! But 737 as a jumbo jet....?Jump to post
A340 (particularly -600) is my favourite aircraft that I've never flown on, so a bit worriesome to see so many being retired so quickly. Hopefully SAA keep theirs for a couple more years for me. You'd think Lufthansa will keep theirs till the very end too. At the moment Lufthansa is retiring a few ...Jump to post
So Far four airplanes have been ferried over the past 2 months to Teruel. They are A345s A6-EHB and EHC and A346s A6-EHE and EHF. A345 EHD has stopped flying as of end of July with last route being to Rabat. A346 EHH is also not flying. Hope they find another lease on life with other operators. If ...Jump to post
A340 (particularly -600) is my favourite aircraft that I've never flown on, so a bit worriesome to see so many being retired so quickly. Hopefully SAA keep theirs for a couple more years for me. I got to fly on an Etihad A346 a couple of years ago and what made it even more enjoyable was me, my wif...Jump to post
I flew on a VS A346 twice. Have to say - aircraft was great but product not so. Somewhat interfered with my enjoyment of that beautiful bird. Grab a seat while you can. Days are clearly numbered. Out of my life I've flown only 4 times during my bands high school trip to the Rose Bowl Parade (Southw...Jump to post
A340 (particularly -600) is my favourite aircraft that I've never flown on, so a bit worriesome to see so many being retired so quickly. Hopefully SAA keep theirs for a couple more years for me. I have a feeling that the their A340's would be retired in 2019. I checked fuel prices and they are extr...Jump to post
It isn't "unfortunate" at all - it's progress. The aviation industry would be in a very poor way if it just stuck with a few of its favourite aircraft from the past. I know, I was just mentioning because with the 747 being ionic and all. I know it can't stay forever, even though it's quit...Jump to post
I suspect that the 787 and A350 will replace them. The B789 for EY flies as far as IAD nonstop. As for what happens to these A346s, I wouldn't be surprised to see them spread around the Middle East as VIP frames (Abu Dhabi Royal Flight doesn't need one as it leases a B788 from AerCap as its VIP pla...Jump to post
Not really. http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/benchmark/ http://www.infomine.com/investment/metal-prices/crude-oil/5-year/ SAS is keeping theirs for a few more years due to the low prices. They aren't planning to phase them out until 2019, when the lease on the first plane expires. Then the former ...Jump to post
Yeah, and with fuel prices on the steep rise Not really. http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/benchmark/ http://www.infomine.com/investment/metal-prices/crude-oil/5-year/ SAS is keeping theirs for a few more years due to the low prices. They aren't planning to phase them out until 2019, when the lease...Jump to post
The 767 is a great aircraft and I think you'll see them continue to fly, particularly with two of the US3 for another 5 and possibly 10 years. AA's 767 fleet is, apart from the 9 new builds bought after the TWA acquisition in 2001, the oldest and are being drawn down at an accelerated rate. They ma...Jump to post
The A380 makes the news because it's an unexpected (early) death, while the 747 has been in decline for the better part of two decades. Yeah, and with fuel prices on the steep rise plus maintenance cost for quad jets. I won't be expecting South African Airways, Qatar, SAS to keep their A340's any l...Jump to post
Is it true that the 747 has in fact less unfilled orders than the A380? The media is full of articles explaining why the A380 is dead while 747 is doing even worse? To answer you main topic question, it's an unfortunate yes. If I'm not mistaken (And if I'm wrong please correct me), Korean Air will ...Jump to post
AWACSooner wrote:dubaiamman243 wrote:there is a typo. Abu Dhabi instead of Abu Dubai
Hell, they should just build a massive airport between AUH and DXB and name it that...and while they're at it, merge the airlines to be Emirhad (or Etihates).
How about 777X? What about it? Refer to the thread title, please, and keep your post on topic. Anyway, according to A.net logic, the A346 was too heavy and failed against the B777. So how about your quoted B777X, reportedly 15tons or so heavier than an A350-1000 of virtually similar capabilities? A...Jump to post
Huh, seems like I can't edit the forum post. But still thanks for pointing it out, was just missing one more letter :lol:! Fixed the spelling for you Looks like we both got to it at the same time! Lol. "We want to invest in a uniform product, the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350,". I find this ...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Narfish641 wrote:dubaiamman243 wrote:there is a typo. Abu Dhabi instead of Abu Dubai
Huh, seems like I can't edit the forum post. But still thanks for pointing it out, was just missing one more letter !
Fixed the spelling for you
MD80MKE wrote:How about 777X?
dubaiamman243 wrote:there is a typo. Abu Dhabi instead of Abu Dubai
dubaiamman243 wrote:there is a typo. Abu Dhabi instead of Abu Dubai
As you all know, yesterday was the retirement of Etihad's last Airbus A340-500 as the quad jet performed it's final flight from Abu Dhabi to Rabat. Etihad's remaining 7 A340-600's will continue to fly until October 28th of this year. Etihad's General Manager Netherlands Jean Paul Drabbe mentioned in...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:Dying swan.
Wish there was more demand for domestic widebody flying. I know UA has some 777's set aside for the purpose but it seems like frequency is trumping capacity, whether that's good, bad, or in between. Delta does use some widebodies for Domestic Routes. Mostly the 777-200LR, A330-200/300, and 767-400ER.Jump to post
It's always a great time to plane spot at Hartsfield Jackson. I remember we were on a date on May 29th 2017 and we went to the top floor of the lot in front of the quick drop off/ pick up lanes. It's nice to see planes up close while they're taking off. But does anyone agree that aviation is not the...Jump to post
I think the best thing about Delta using the A330-300 as the replacement is that you can finally have lie-flat seats on domestic routes, 32 extra seats, 2 more lavatories, and the plane flies at a speed of 531mph, which is 14mph faster. Which might not make a difference, but hey at least you got you...Jump to post
here is the retirement dates for the final 3 763s. they will fly longer than that. schedules haven't been updated yet. two of them will stay at least until the end of Jan to cover NFL charters. That's strange but cool. When I did research for the past two days they changed the schedule twice. Origi...Jump to post
Hey guys. I did some more research yesterday on Delta's website to find out the retirement dates. Turns out they are really pushing these guys closer to death and moved up the months all the way to the end of October. It was a whole lot different from what I researched 2 days ago, but here is the re...Jump to post