Search found 485 matches

  • 1
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
by Narfish641
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31927

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40813582


Can I say they're about to be screwed? :crackup:
-->

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.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40813582


Can I say they're about to be screwed? :crackup:

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 25124

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

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
by Narfish641
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 25124

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

Woah this sounds interesting! Is there any news of them using the 763ER or 764ER? And also not to ask a very stupid question, but I keep hearing "Dry" and "Wet" leases. Can anyone explain the difference between the 2?

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Great Aviation Depression? And Tips To Become An Aviation Techician.
Replies: 3
Views: 451

The Great Aviation Depression? And Tips To Become An Aviation Techician.

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
by Narfish641
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

dergay wrote:

Does this mean the A380's are going, going, gone............................


I would say that, but I have a strong feeling the A380 could stay for a few more years. I know the market for them isn't doing too well. But I know someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 9062

Re: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO

OMG! Crazy incident!!! But 737 as a jumbo jet....? :shakehead:

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 10954

Re: Is 747 dying?

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
by Narfish641
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 10954

Re: Is 747 dying?

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
by Narfish641
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 10954

Re: Is 747 dying?

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
by Narfish641
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 17225

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

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
by Narfish641
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 10954

Re: Is 747 dying?

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
by Narfish641
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 10954

Re: Is 747 dying?

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
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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).



:rotfl:

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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 :lol:!


Fixed the spelling for you


Thanks for the correction! ;)

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

MD80MKE wrote:
How about 777X?


It is a good idea, but let's not forget the 777x doesn't come out until 2020. So I'm pretty sure they are only focusing on current plane replacements. Still a nice choice of aircraft!

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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 :lol:!

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

dubaiamman243 wrote:
there is a typo. Abu Dhabi instead of Abu Dubai :)


Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out, I'll get right to it!

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 83
Views: 19324

Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

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
by Narfish641
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 16979

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019

Dutchy wrote:
Dying swan. :(


Yeah man.. The Queen is pretty much dead.... Cargo Queens are nothing...

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 24080

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

So, does anyone know when the Korean Air A380 or 747-8i will be making a return to the ATL anytime soon? Been like 6 months if I'm not mistaken.

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36261

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

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
by Narfish641
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 24080

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

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
by Narfish641
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 73
Views: 17053

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

A person told me that Delta was supposed to take two 767-300 out of passengers service, use them for charters for the NFL season, and dump them to the scrap yard once they are done. So I'm sure Delta has some open slots for some teams.

Jump to post
by Narfish641
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36261

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

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
by Narfish641
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36261

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

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
by Narfish641
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36261

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

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
  • 1
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10