Monies will go to MH in future, if she feeds SQ long haul, especially to Europe and USA. Better to work with SQ, rather than losing revenue streams to Gulf and NE Asia carriers.Jump to post
Under the agreement, SIA and SilkAir plan to codeshare on MAS flights to 16 destinations in Malaysia - Alor Setar, Bintulu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tawau The deal will also allow MAS to ...Jump to post
I see a definite PR advantage when an airline can showcase her fleet without a single MAX.Jump to post
Boeing managers should outsource all software to India, instead of 737-MAX software, Goldman Sachs and every media claim India software engineering is better than USA. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers https://i.ibb.co/pzkM...Jump to post
Airbus just need strengthening center fuselage, landing gear, in addition of a cargo fuel tank. All are incremental improvement that does not require that much investment. Technically 778 is impossible for the Qantas time line, and it may never be built. Only A351 ULR is on the table. What is exactl...Jump to post
DFW is among the worst geographically as a transit hub for N America to any place in APAC.Jump to post
Technically 778 is impossible for the Qantas time line, and it may never be built.
Only A351 ULR is on the table.
Pro-democracy legislator and pilot Jeremy Tam Man-ho resigned from Cathay Pacific Airways on Tuesday. The former pilot saying the move could put an end to the “political storm” that has enveloped the airline. Unfortunately Cathay is doing too little too late. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/08/21/ca...Jump to post
The OEW is about 144t. SQ A359 takes about 253 pax, so its about 25t for pax. Assuming 5t reserve fuel, and 5.4t/hr for the mission of 9.5 hours. TOW of about 225t will be sufficient for the mission for rule of thumb. Based on Airbus data, A359 can do SIN-WLG easily as the runway can accomodate TOW ...Jump to post
When EU harms the commercial interest and Boeing Max bad engineering now widely recognized, C919 stands out as a viable choice. China aviation safety is apparent when ARJ21 has no fatalities since her release 3 years ago. Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China a...Jump to post
Based on Airbus data, A359 can do SIN-WLG easily as the runway can accomodate TOW of 231 t. The business of MEL-WLG is good. It takes sometime for SQ to build up SIN-WLG. We will see SIN-WLG well before we see 2.4km WLG runway. It could be as early as 3 years time. The tidy solution of course would ...Jump to post
Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China all weather friend. China can get South East Asia nation to endorse C919. In addition, being the world biggest archipelago, Indonesia aviation is predominantly domestic. Indonesia does not really need 737 or A320 except for...Jump to post
The cabin crew union leader of Cathay Dragon has become the latest casualty of Hong Kong’s political crisis as local airlines buckle under pressure to toe Beijing’s line on taking a stand against the anti-government movement sweeping the city. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said it woul...Jump to post
On the contrary, the violent rioters and Cathay's earlier inappropriate support of radicalized employees were partially responsible for the collapse of rule of law. The radical aircrew was also a safety concern. Cathay now realized her mistake and made several public annoucement in support of law an...Jump to post
Chinese company in bid to buy Ukrainian aeroengine giant China has 13 types and more than 1,200 aircraft engines built by Motor Sich, the note said. The Ukrainian company, which has built engines for the world's largest transport aircraft the An-225, could help China boost its aeroengine industry if...Jump to post
Commercial passenger operation planned in 2021 for C919 jetliner With many test flight missions accomplished, China's homegrown C919 jumbo jet plans to get an airworthiness certificate from the country's civil aviation authorities in 2021, according to the C919's chief designer Wu Guanghui. COMAC ha...Jump to post
HK has too many environmental NGO having a anti development sworn-aim. HKIA 3rd runway is really a bad idea for these stone-age pristine land fanboy, who keep lamenting their pet dolphines get killed to make way for the runway. I hope these environmentalists go to court and sue and have their ways, ...Jump to post
No information as per now. There seems to be a major modification in master plan for CAN, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. The future 4th runway at the west is now intermediate separation runway, instead of eariler close separation. https://pic1.zhimg.com/v2-1644a1a3df1e135254847caeff55f338_r.jpg When is t...Jump to post
In the long run, Cathay will have a diminshed hub status for transpacific traffic.
Today the most connected Transpacific hub is already PEK.
The louder WN shouts in favor of airbus, the more Boeing will discount.
This is the best time to game Boeing.
It is not as if the Swire are popular in China, but contrary. The Swire are barely tolerated and Chinese intellects still remember gen1-Swire made the fortune by pushing opium to Chinese. This was evidenced by an almost comprehensive ban against Cathay to most Chinese cities earlier. In 1996, CITIC ...Jump to post
Beijing PEK airport operating statistic on July as below.
51.22 thousands (-1.2% growth)
8.773 millions (+2.1% growth)
For first 7 months
344.3 thousands (-3.1% growth)
5801.5 millions (-0.2% growth)
China is too big to ignore. So I decide to start this topic. Beijing PEK airport operating statistic on July as below. Aircraft movement 51.22 thousands (-1.2% growth) Passenger movement 8.773 millions (+2.1% growth) For first 7 months Aircraft movement 344.3 thousands (-3.1% growth) Passenger movem...Jump to post
If the 778 is really that doomed (or any short variant like the a338 or a358) why bother making two variants ever if the only one that will actually sell will be the larger one? What if the base was the 779 and the stretch the 77J? Would the 779 be the “doomed” aircraft in this case? Doesn’t seem l...Jump to post
45 out of a total of 325 existing 777x orders are the 778 model. The buyers are unanimously Gulf carriers. That is to say 778 is a niche aircraft. The economics of 777x series is a concern. The 779 may (may not ) beats A351 simply because it is a larger plane. The fuel efficiency of A351 vs 779 are ...Jump to post
A351 ULR can be created with minor and incremental engineering improvement, most notably adding a cargo fuel tank and strengthening the center fuselage, based on the proven and well received A351. Airbus can launch it within very little time and insignificant budget. Also A351 ULR is far more fuel e...Jump to post
SQ21 fuel consumption on polar route, which is minimally impacted by Gulf Stream, was 5.85 t/hr. Was the non polar route having better fuel economy than the polar route? Also is the polar route perpetually available (weather and wind condition is always constant and stable at the poles)? Again....wi...Jump to post
Any insights why SQ21 took a longer and non-polar flight path, despite longer flight time (non polar path is 1.3 hours longer)? Was the non-polar flight path having a better tail wind resulting to favorable fuel economy? SQ21 7th August 2019, flight time 18.5 hours https://i.ibb.co/W0W5HHz/Capture.j...Jump to post
China openly snubbed Cathay by revealing that it denied CX899 due to non-compliance of disclosure of aircrew. SCMP also reported that the flight was carrying no pax. That confirms leaks from China forums that instead of submitting to China, Cathay sent in an empty flight to test boundaries of CAAC, ...Jump to post
One more Cathay pilot suspended. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-cathay-pacific/cathay-suspends-second-pilot-cites-misuse-of-company-information-idUSKCN1V30KP?il=0 Global Times, published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, reported earlier on Tuesday that an anon...Jump to post
I simply quote Global Times, the most important foreign facing mouthpiece of China. Above all, this article is by Hu Xijin, who is often seen as the unofficial spokesperson of CPC. Like it or not, Global Times a subsidiary of People Daily, is among the most important communication channel of CPC, fo...Jump to post
Liu Chung-yin, a 30-year-old pilot with Cathay Pacific, was arrested on July 28 during a violent demonstration in Hong Kong on riot charges with 43 other protesters. Liu was later released on bail and allowed to fly out of Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific didn't condemn Liu, nor did it say how to punish hi...Jump to post
From the picture and live videos, I do not see such few and peaceful protester numbers warrant a need to shutdown the airport, where elsewhere are more violent. The security officers did not even try to disperse the protesters, unlike elsewhere such as train stations or main roads. When protest goes...Jump to post
Cathay can incur less wrath from China by firing the pilot in public earlier. Major China forums and media have already sent numerous warning to Cathay -- calling for justice. It is the onus for Cathay to make a stand in front of public, sending a strong signal to everyone, that radicalized pilot wi...Jump to post
In reality, everything can be done, it depends on capabilities of the engineering team.
747 went from drawing board to the sky in 1968, a time span just 3 years. Today, with all these software modelling tools, super fast PCs, the Boeing engineers come back and say nothing can be fixed.
There is no way Boeing can salvage the situation in a short time. The managers have fired good engineers, and sublet jobs elsewhere -- and especially software, to low cost Indian engineers that pays a few dollar an hour. Right now, the managers got to go back India, and ask these software engineers ...Jump to post
Right now, Boeing and FAA are going to war against one another. FAA got herself totally discredited by prior conniving with Boeing, and now Boeing yet demand "business as usual" to FAA's approval process. FAA is one more 737 Max crash away from disbandment. That explains the huge recent am...Jump to post
Not too long ago, skeptics were questioning the viability of SIN-SEA connection, based on the available estimated 30,000 annual O&D. I have longed reckoned that SIN-SEA will be feasible once AS codeshare with SQ, while the Greater Seattle business traffic provisioned the business traffic. Once S...Jump to post
Delta Air Lines is suspending services next month to Singapore, a once lucrative market that Delta and predecessor Northwest Airlines have served for several decades. Delta has been impacted in Singapore by the launch of several new nonstop routes from United Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) wh...Jump to post
The Chinese state is largest and longest unitary entity. You have more luck seeing USA fragmented. China has also world largest GDP for most of the time in history.
The reemergence of China as world most powerful economy is the world history back to normal trajectory.
When China opens up, Hong Kong loss her status as the middleman. The inevitable demise of Hong Kong is all but certain. Hong Kong people antagonism towards China is due to the failure of adjusting to the fact of their relative demise. Singapore is more diversified. She has one of world biggest petro...Jump to post
The Boeing has been letting the NMA air out since 2015, and till now, no decision has been made. All while there are clear demands as 757 abd 767 are reaching EOL. Meanwhile the MBA managers rake in millions shuffling papers for many years discussing business case.Jump to post
By the time NMA shows up, A321XLR would have taken all the market share. The existence of XLR further weaken the case for NMA. Nowadays Boeing is run by a bunch of MBAs, lording over good engineers. Since the Dreamliner, there is no improvement on the platform. Rather Boeing bank on GEs or Safran fo...Jump to post