The A227/229 will look like some stupid long and thin worm which's always ready to 'get' a tailstrikeJump to post
Vingroup - Vinpearl's parents' conglomerate - just announced few hours ago (at the time this thread was being created) that the project to launch Vietnam's next carrier - Vinpearl Air - has been officially canceled due to "the profitability and the suitability of the project with the group's de...Jump to post
Seriously, no carrier cares about ex-VN VN-A379 and A381? Those Pratt-powered A332s are just around 8 years old and still being preserved in good condition.
However. El Al's anti-missile installation is a good (and compulsory choice) when Israel has conflicts with almost every.single.country.around.Israel and El Al has to fly through those countries on every international flight. --- Carriers still need to avoid hot-temp areas as far as possible. Flying...Jump to post
Say "Hello" to El Al, the one who installed anti-missile system on their airframes couples of years ago. http://www.themilitaryshop.co.uk/images/2013/06/paris-el-al-fields-first-ctune-safe_-ifse_1.jpg P/s: I will be the 7749th member surfing this thread who agree: Simply stop flying over t...Jump to post
The customer may be some big LCCs who have already operate WBs or some LCCs eyeing WBs for long-haul operation. Let me guess: jetBlue, AirAsia, Indigo, Norweigan (as they are sicking of the troublesome Trent 1000 on their 787s) or even Vietjet. Moreover, I can't except a bunch of Chinese carriers (i...Jump to post
I'm secretly hoping this is Air Greenland, with huge expansion ambitions ala Icelandair The A330neo wearing the all red livery + raccoon mask would look amazing. :cloudnine: It makes no sense to mention GL as it's operating exactly one 21.4-year-old A332, alongside with 7x Dash 8. I'm pretty sure t...Jump to post
Just surfing Planespotters.net and realised that AV's only 787-9, the Trent-powered line 851 [reg: N797AV] have been grounded for nearly a year (from Jun 2019). Finding a new customer? If AV really wants to sale this frame, it will be hard for them due to their engines option (the scrappy RR Trent 1...Jump to post
I have not even seen an engine choice yet, or I have missed it. Yes, you missed it. When every member of this thread is talking about CFM LEAP, Airbus' press release mentioned 2 years ago that Delta has choosen Pratt -Whitney GTF for the Neos. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/...Jump to post
Biman adding 4 more B789: The plan to purchase new four Dreamliners came after an Indian airline company failed to make its payment to Boeing company against the aircraft it had earlier ordered for itself. Against such a background, Boeing proposed that the government purchase these already prepare...Jump to post
Ex-Hainan Boeing 787-9 B-1140 [now re-registered VN-A818] ferried from Haikou to Changi, Singapore just 2 days ago and still sitting there.
Perhaps for pre-delivery preparation for Bamboo Airways???
Will we see any new carriers who try to rename the MAXs? Let's start with bunches of MAX 8-200 airframes which were renamed by... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_goa-_XYAA8Qsm?format=jpg&name=medium Ryanair [737-8200] and lastly... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EL9dmiTUwAAp1y3?format=png&name=sm...Jump to post
MCAS will be a useful piece of technology on the MAXs IF Boeing use this system with 2 AoA sensors.
In fact, there is more than 1 AoA sensor on the MAX, but Boeing decided to link the MCAS with just one.
Linking more AoA sensor with the MCAS will be a compulsory improvement for the MAX.
Does the 737-10 have MCAS? I thought I read something where it is not on the 10 Series? No *official* confirmation yet. Just spending some few minutes surfing MAX-related threads and topics in this forum, here is my summary [of rumours and unreliable pieces of information] : - Some said that there'...Jump to post
It is sad to see that some country is trying to keep a 40 years old plane aloft while other countries (Vietnam for an example) is banning planes that are 15 or older. Vietnam CAA banned carriers from operating 20years+ airframes, and not allow carriers to take 10years++ frames. With me, this is an ...Jump to post
This is why I keep on saying that Iran Air needs new planes. I don't think that they will be able to get new and fresh airframes from Western countries (due to Trump's ban). The best thing they can do is leasing or even purchasing airframes, they need to find some lessors/frames' owners which are n...Jump to post
There won't be any «comeback» in 2020. Here is my most pessimistic predictions for 2020: 737 More problems are discovered, including structural weaknesses. For example, the pickle forks might be even more prone for cracking on the MAX due to heavier engines and generally higher load forces etc. A t...Jump to post
Not really related to aviation, but Boeing needs to learn Samsung how to recover the reputation after huge scandals. If you remember, years ago the Korean tech group was facing the explosion of their flagship Galaxy Note7, caused the cancellation and the recall of the series. And now, SS is still li...Jump to post
One thing that not many people care about is the overload of Airbus' facilities. XFW and TLS can't reach their delivery goal, besides the PW's GTF problem caused a major grounding/delivery delays, which made carriers angry. One of the big example was Vietjet. Not to mention the grounding of MAX that...Jump to post
If only Boeing could get this guy back... Interesting article from Forbes "If you think leadership doesn’t matter, look at Boeing." From back in March https://www.forbes.com/sites/brycehoffman/2019/03/20/if-you-think-leadership-doesnt-matter-look-at-boeing/#64ad48702e15 Hoping that the ne...Jump to post
Everyone agreed that 2019 is the worst year in the history of Boeing, with the crashes of the high-expectation 737MAX, the safety-culture scandal (at CHS) and the delay of projects, including the development of 777X. In your opinion, do you think that Boeing will come back and recover its reputation...Jump to post
Bamboo's first 789 finally arrived HAN with some fresh new stickers [Delivery flight: CHS-KIX-SIN-HAN] https://scontent.fsgn8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/80216387_603613363770600_4820760048529571840_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=-0_Dq9qYfuIAQkWwOPcxDulzkxSAK3kyq8RQH-62s62ZsFka1AZdpFasw&_nc_ht=scont...Jump to post
Reports showed that QF's LCC subsidiary wants to sell up to 3x 787-8s, the capital raised from those airframes will be invested in other pieces of stuff or return to the shareholders. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/84483 Jetstar AW *may* become the second carrier to sell and "yeet"...Jump to post
Combined with an 'Investment Opportunity'. Are they already running out of cash? FLC (Bamboo's parent group) is finding some good shareholders for Bamboo. And YES, they need bunches of fresh money to firm up the MoU of 50x A321neos and 20 (more) B787-9s ;). Besides that, Bamboo & FLC seem runni...Jump to post
Bamboo's first 787 stickers leaked on the delivery ceremony invitation :) https://scontent.fsgn8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/79426209_3120942081291040_9084852284927508480_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ohc=KS9y3ppEXHEAQlOheqj5mSz7n0Iyqn6Z24BuWRNRlU9Jo5tViTW6LV4Wg&_nc_ht=scontent.fsgn8-1.fna&...Jump to post
Well, GA has 18 CRJ-1000 for immediate sell. They should give them a call. In the last 10 years, HVN didn't touch any second-hand frames. Also in the article, they said that they want brand new airframes. Anyway, GA's CRJs are good choices and HVN should contact its SkyTeam friends for a bill ;)Jump to post
As far as I see it this rules is carefully worded to affect effectively nobody. As mentioned by the OP there is not a single aircraft operating for a Vietnamese carrier that is more than 20 years old at the moment, most Vietnamese airlines have orders for brand new aircraft with Airbus/Boeing and t...Jump to post
DY789 wrote:ITSTours wrote:That's a pretty aggressive rule.
This is indeed. Is this a bid to protect Vietnam Airlines amidst the rapidly growing aviation sector in Vietnam?
How does this affect VN's and VASCO's ATR's? They are not that young as well. These planes spend a lot of time in the hot and moist tropics, maybe not as kind to aircraft as temperate and dry climates in white countries? Maybe not ;-) https://live.staticflickr.com/7022/13325707383_05998c7616_b.jpg ...Jump to post
NameOmitted wrote:Seems like good news for the Comac ARJ21.
I flew on a Bamboo A320 wet leased from a Turkish operator (was it Onur Air? I don’t remember..). I guess these aircraft are older than ten years. And it’s somehow funny. It’s not long ago since VN operated old and worn-out B777‘s on their international routes. This was before they introduced the D...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:I flew on a Bamboo A320 wet-leased from a Turkish operator (was it Onur Air? I don’t remember..). I guess these aircraft are older than ten years.
This smells like the sort of thing where one carrier might have influenced legislators to write a bill that would effectively strangle a specific competitor... And YES, it is possible. In the past, Vietnam Airlines (state-owned flag carrier) in the past did make some pressure on the newbies, especi...Jump to post
Vietjet's unknown MAX spotted on a Vietnamese aviation page? https://scontent-sin2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79920274_2556013337851320_1936128659551158272_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=qYimy8ODFXcAQk_bleQJRY7O1G3U4gJ9Xpd5_XWokNhCkBpyvi4z2hYoA&_nc_ht=scontent-sin2-2.xx&oh=34ba828e7d2363408c82a9...Jump to post
the ideology of old planes equal to unsafe planes just keep popping up. Fully agree. Vietnamese people do panic when Bamboo announced that they would lease some 12-14 years old A319/320s. They believe that 10++years old frames should be scrapped or "leased to some poor countries in Africa"...Jump to post
The brand new Decree 89/2019/NĐ/CP stated that from 2020, Vietnamese carriers will not be allowed to receive airframes which are older than 10 years old (whether those airframes are bought or leased by the airlines). Besides that, carriers will also be banned from operating airframes which are older...Jump to post
Fourth one could be 62722 / 640 B-1341 or 62712 / 446 B-7835 Well in fact, the fourth frame should be B-206R [62725/752], as ch-aviation reported (last week) and Vietnamese newpapers (3 months ago :) ). That frame must be stored weeks ago, based on FR24's data. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/ai...Jump to post
Bamboo's first B789, VN-A819 (line 936) is named " Ha Long Bay " (aka " Vịnh Hạ Long " in Vietnamese). Bamboo also announced that they will set a name for every B787-9 in the future. Those frames will be named after Vietnam's famous places and historical characters :). https://ww...Jump to post
Bamboo's 789's will be configured with 302 seats, 4 First, 24 Business and 274 Economy. First routes are SGN-HAN, HAN-DAD and SGN-DAD https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELcY4TXWwAEpDoT?format=jpg https://twitter.com/AeronewsGlobal/status/1204458796212510720?s=20 Perhaps old picture. No F mentioned on Bamb...Jump to post
Does anyone have the official registration of line 924 and 936 (Bamboo AW)? There are some pictures showed that the reg is VN-A815 and -A819, but I don't know which airframe owns which reg. Just a picture of one of QH's 789 with the 815 reg painted in the front gear cover piece. https://scontent-si...Jump to post
Does anyone have the official registration of line 924 and 936 (Bamboo AW)? There are some pictures showed that the reg is VN-A815 and -A819, but I don't know which airframe owns which reg. Just a picture of one of QH's 789 with the 815 reg painted in the front gear cover piece. https://scontent-sin...Jump to post
Bamboo Airways VN-A819 posted by Gary Eaton via Instagram... https://instagram-dm.com/p/B5l-HQjBCug and some low res photos found on the internet: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161284932_8eec7e777a_b.jpg Bamboo by Jimmy Vu , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161284917_16113b12...Jump to post
Even higher density configured -10s (VN with 367 seats) should have no issues flying 10-11 hr routes with no payload penalty. The longest route HVN will operate by B78X is SGN-ICN, 2209 miles - less than 5 hrs flights. HVN will not use its 78X for any other longer routes, that's the reason why VN c...Jump to post
Some Vietnamese articles reported that Bamboo will take Hainan's two USED / SECOND-HAND B787-9s from Hainan for 11 years. Those are MSN 62725 [B-206R] and MSN 62739 [B-1140], leased from Celestial Aviation. https://vietnambiz.vn/bamboo-airways-sap-thue-hai-chiec-boeing-787-9-khoang-mot-nam-tuoi-2019...Jump to post
230 pax in a single aisle a/c sounds like a enplaning and deplaning nightmare. Just as awful as being seated in the last row of a 753. It is a beauty tho. So didn't you try the densest A321neo on the world? I was on Vietjet's A321NX which was config-ed as Y240 on a ~6hrs route from SGN to ICN and i...Jump to post
62735 / 924 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Bamboo Airways 62736 / 936 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Bamboo Airways Source: Twitter, Planespotters.net Except for Planespotters.net and some unofficial tweets, do any other official/reliable sources confirmed those 2 Bamboo airframes? P/s: Bamboo silently delayed t...Jump to post