The original press release is more worded towards noise rather than the number of engines. If its the noise levels I was thinking about, it would impact something like a 747-400 however not a 747-8.Jump to post
C47/DC3 is a single pilot aircraft, many however were modified with larger engines and that modification mandates two pilots.Jump to post
I don’t think the A333s will stay for long. Read into these tea leave as you wish, a relatively new A330 sim was bought off skymark, and another A330 sim has within the last month just finished a major upgrade. One of the older A330/340 sims was removed and an A350 put in its place, and another is ...Jump to post
miegapele wrote:Guess when airlines are paying for fuel? Is it months before the flight, immediately before the flight or after?
If an airline is to put a hold on a payment card or take money into escrow... it has to be done at the time of booking, not on the day of travel. Otherwise the value of the option to fly or not goes to the passenger instead of the airline, and we are back to the case of 50 years ago with everybody ...Jump to post
TG are generally very good with this, I would go to the airport as early as possible. Additionally once you get on the jet, many passengers especially from BKK where it is culturally considered to be good for the spirit to look after the fellows around you would be empathetic. The only limitations I...Jump to post
So it's synonymous with the entire travel industry. I think it’s synonymous with many forms of discretionary personal expenditure. When it comes to airfares airlines advertise both fully flexible and strict no change options, and they have different costs. Many passengers pay for a no change option...Jump to post
Off the top of my head I can't think of another service industry that you pay for a service that far in advance and that industry can deny that service the day of and you might have to wait weeks for reimbursement. When I want to book a cruise, river cruise, train tour, bus tour, etc etc they are a...Jump to post
Exercising those 20 options would be perfectly reasonable. They let 15 options expire in 2018 "Qantas will let the first of its 15 Boeing 787 options lapse later this month, CEO Alan Joyce has told Reuters." https://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/qantas-to-let-first-787-option-lapse/Jump to post
LaunchDetected wrote:Beside the MLG there is no much differences in terms of commonality. Or I am missing something.
Not sure what you mean but everyone who has been laid off at the start of Covid who is elibigle to return (Residency holders) has already been recalled. That is not true, all of the the 100+SOs that were let have go have not been brought back, many of which were checked to line. They have actually ...Jump to post
Nevertheless I think the burden of SA on a (seemingly) solo student pilot is pretty high in this scenario...that’s not really enough experience to put 2+2 together on the rapid closure of traffic just from the radio calls. Listening to the the live ATC sounds like the solo student had a good idea o...Jump to post
So you add "a few hundred million dollars in costs per year" as Kirby said for a few dozen extra seats/extra cargo on a select few routes for part of the year? Those high season yields, load factors and cargo rates better be pretty impressive to cover a few hundred million dollars in cost...Jump to post
You do realize as they were both Cessna aircraft. You might want to specify "which" Cessna Owners estate would pay.
alex0easy wrote:Can some kind of device be installed on airplanes that give out an audible warning, unless either pilot press a button every few minutes, to prevent such incidents?
Considering the 787 can do everything the A350 can do, why in the world would United add all that cost just to get the ideal sized aircraft for a few long haul routes. The 787 cannot do what a 350 can do, jayunited has explained on here before that the 787-10 can basically only reach AKL with passe...Jump to post
And then there's the propulsion technology leap that eventually will happen. Hydrogen and electricity. New battery tech. These are areas Airbus and Boeing does not necessarily have an advantage in. I think hydrogen may pay a big part in aviation going forward, however not directly as a fuel. I woul...Jump to post
you all forget that what has killed the VLA are the A359 and 789. I don’t agree with that at all, for many airlines what killed the A380 in their fleet was EK. What EK was able to do was to throw A380 capacity worldwide and have three banks of connecting flights at DXB so that a passenger could wit...Jump to post
A380 or 747 production re-start is impossible economically and thus a non-starter. Neither is anyone going to design a new cleansheet VLA in A380 range in the next 20+ years for one or two customers (EK+BA). I don’t agree with what you are saying, in the aerospace industry if you were to fund a pro...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYcxhQYSzRo Your flight is at 20 minutes 20 seconds :D edit: There's also a similar go around of a 748 at 2:18:40 The videos look to me like positive shear, when there is a gust of wind down the runway in the flare that increases the aircraft indicated speed causing ...Jump to post
The primary load case on wing is upwards bending moment. Hanging heavier engines only helps to reduce that primary load(assuming same MTOW) What is also not being stated is the more efficient engine will have a lower fuel fraction, and thus lower weights and lower fuel burns for a given sector, thi...Jump to post
What is the evidence that Airbus A380 work enabled Boeing to include any of these on the 787? Airbus makes the composite rear pressure bulkhead for the 787, it developed the resin film infusion process to build the rear pressure bulkhead for the A380, https://www.compositesworld.com/articles/an-ele...Jump to post
Can anybody name a single piece of intellectual property that Airbus (or a contractor) developed for the A380 and then transferred to Boeing to help the 787? Composite aft pressure bulkhead, ADFX avionics network, cabin pressure controller, 4xVF Generating System, distributed electrical network, El...Jump to post
Since the A380 was developed, there has been just as much fuel burn reduction on the airframe side as the engine side in my opinion and I'm an engine nut: 1. Wingtip treatments 2. CFRP wings. This is a huge deal vs. the 777x, A350, and 787. 3. Electrical subsystems (maintenance cost reduction and c...Jump to post
Does anyone think something might spark back up when things get better? It has to be frustrating spending all that money and time on the project just to pull the plug. They hired a lot of people with experience from overseas to help with the certification and flight testing, some of my friends were...Jump to post
Is the 787 the only airplane that Boeing builds? How much of the 737Max are built in Japan? Same question for the 767s and 777s. Japan is a fascinating and very, very capable country, but it has it's struggles, too (as does every country). A significant amount of all Boeing models is built in Japan...Jump to post
That’s a pretty big presumption that it was the passenger and not the employee that escalated this. I was through DFW on Aug 10/11. The 10th saw severe wx that caused an afternoon 3 hour ground stop. My AA flight diverted to LIT. I got to DFW almost 5 hours late and went to the AA FL for dinner bef...Jump to post
Hi all, What are your opinions on this landing? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGtwhHj07I There is work being done at the other end of the runway, the threshold markings were moved to the start of the pavement, landing distance has been reduced by 300m. The precision approach for the airport have b...Jump to post
Haven't seen this posted yet. I'm kind of in his corner at the moment. Getting real tired of the lack of respect that people feel they can get away with. I don't know if he called for DFWPD. Spirit Airlines employee suspended after fighting woman in viral video https://www.foxnews.com/us/spirit-air...Jump to post
Hardware workarounds with their AMS hardware to not infringe on MS and NAS hardware standards Owned by BOEING. This is utter hogwash, these standards are not owned by Boeing, they are in the public domain. In reality Airbus tends to do everything metric, and Boeing uses a mixture of imperial and me...Jump to post
They want a new plane, but EK does not want to spend the billions your suggestion would take. They want Airbus to spend those billions.
But how much would development cost? Would EK share the risk? If not, I don't think Airbus would develop such an airplane. Most airlines would want to see such a new kind of A380 fly revenue service before considering an order IMHO. If EK really want the aircraft, don’t see why they could not engag...Jump to post
So much impatience over where 6E's used A320neo's land up. Jeez! And I hear this elsewhere too. It's most likely going through a D-check which could take up to two months. Add to that the time lag due legal hurdles of moving plane between countries and their registries. Also, the new operator would...Jump to post
Chaostheory wrote:A little over 2000 cycles for our 777s I believe.
No idea about the rest.
That doesn’t really change the market value of planes. It just means airlines “lucky” enough to get brand new 787s at a heavy discount stand to make quite a bit of money in sale-leaseback deals. I was clear saying there was more to the transaction costs, industry knows the “airlines “lucky” enough”...Jump to post
For a type with a relatively modest order book, the decline in A339 values is concerning considering how new the global fleet is. These transaction costs are only part of the picture, we know from the Boeing results that they took a charge of over 4 billion on the 787, that is compensation and disc...Jump to post
I've seen several posts on the supposedly prohibitive cost of the flight crew's salaries to the total cost of a given flight. But is it so? Salary is a direct cost bound to seniority, airplane size, working hours, airline and union agreements, and so on. But total cost is also related to other dire...Jump to post
I could not find a topic about this, please redirect me if it has already been discussed. Can APUs produce any meaningful thrust? And would it have any effect on an aircraft’s ETOPS certification? Short answer is the APU will not produce propulsive thrust to move the aircraft forward, however the A...Jump to post
Never heard of such thing , can you provide us a link for this claim ? What he was saying is correct “ To win the freighter order, Boeing agreed to convert a third of Qatar's existing order for 60 777X passenger planes, for which there is currently less demand, to the cargo version.” From https://w...Jump to post
But those things already well thought out, and it all turns out to overwhelmingly favour EVs. Still not convinced, just did a plan on with a standard 2022 Tesla Model Y from JFK to LAX, it would take around 52 hrs, bit over 7 hours of that is spend at one of the 24 charging stations. ABRP Plan http...Jump to post