Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. M...Jump to post
The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Boeing has re-sold L/N 1558 (Volga-Dnepr NTU in AirBridgeCargo colors) to an unidentified new customer. The rumor is that UPS is the new customer and that they will also be taking the three remaining Volga-Dnepr NTUs that have not yet been assemble...Jump to post
I've seen conflicting information on this. At the time of 3D-KIK's accident I recall it being referred to as the final Caravelle in service, and I've seen a number of references to this online. But Airlinerlist does show msn 169 9Q-CPI as: repo s11.09.03 wfu but conf in svc 11.03 by owner, wfu 07.0...Jump to post
Thanks VirginFlyer. Glad to see that one of my favorite types is not yet forgotten! I tried to get to fly on one in the 90s, had a few opportunities but in the end I never managed, still one of the things I regret most. Some minor feedback on your story: - Indeed strange that airlines still took del...Jump to post
I searched a bit on this and I think it's most likely this aircraft flew in (old) UPS livery since first flight. The test phase was not very long and they didn't tour the Aviation airshows wiht it. The picture of a cargo 767 in Boeing colours was probably a CGI.Jump to post
I can't understand why Embraer doesn't run back to the drawing table, cut out a slice (one seatrow) off of the Emb 175 E2. The old 175 was the only properly selling airplane they had, and a newer more efficient light enough for Scope version should be awesome.Jump to post
I'm still pretty sure they will fill the 9600-9999 MSN's. It's not uncommon a few MSN's in a range won't be used, but why should they skip the 9600-9900 range completely? Beside that. I'm not sure where you see that more and more 10000-10200 MSN's is filled. I haven't seen any new MSN's filled for ...Jump to post
I am more and more convinced Airbus will just skipp msn 9599-10000 because as of today there is still nothing announced or seen from that block and more and more news of 10001-10200 is coming in. OK, I admit til a year ago they already skipped around 30 MSN's but still you could think MSN 9200 is mo...Jump to post
I can see the 330neo getting more orders in a few years. The Chinese airlines and also for instance Cathay Dragon, Thai Airways, THY, Qantas, Air Canada have tons of 330ceo's and might find the 787-9 and A350 too big and expensive to replace them with. A production rate of 2 per month is perfectly f...Jump to post
Does Cameron really still need bodyguards? Is he on hitlists? I am just asking. I mean past US presidents or say Thatcher were still hated by some. Blair also seems more controversial still. But In Holland or Scandinavia you can just see current or past (prime) ministers on the streets and in public...Jump to post
I hope they don't forget to switch down the wingtips before take offJump to post
I wonder about the price. It's been almost 10 years since Richard Anderson said the widebody market was collapsing. (He then went out and bought a used 777 for $7.7M). Since he made his comment, its been announced that A380 and B747 will cease production. 777x orders are tepid, and A330 and B787 pr...Jump to post
Maybe THY. They are the biggest A-330 operator and might want to have a smaller widebody to replace them besides the 787 and A350. Something not mentioned yet: Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have a sizeable combined A-330 fleet and especially on regional routes they might like to have something sm...Jump to post
I must admit I am also surprised to read it, I would have rather expected them to fly widebodies to MRS, PAR, BRU, AMS, countries with larger Moroccan diaspora. But that said, RAM is close to joining OneWorld and I can imagine them rolling out codeshares with BA and vv, maybe they test the waters al...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-201...Jump to post
Nice order for DeHavilland: https://dehavilland.com/en/news/posts/palma-holding-to-acquire-20-dash-8-400-aircraft-from-de-havilland-canada Cheers! I would have preferred an actual airline as lessor orders have more chance to not fully happen. That said, Palma placed their current Q400s at Ethiopian...Jump to post
Air France mainline has already ordered the A220-300, I expect we will see the E190 E2 with may 99 seats ordered by Air France group management for Hop!. In this case, it will be interesting. CIAF is a lessor from Egypt, so for whom have they ordered these 3 E190? I can imagine airlines like South ...Jump to post
I still think it's good news for Embraer to add a blue chip airline like KLM to their E2 operators. With Air France choosing the A220 they still had chances to loose KLM in the long term. Especially the Aircastle order could have been their own 'Amedeo' (remember the leasing corp which sexed up the ...Jump to post
I don't expect KLM to become all Boeing again. While the MAX is still likely to be ordered, I can also or at least see them order about 10 to 20 A-321XLRs which would work really well on routes like Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Kigali as well as shorter routes like LHR, CDG, ARN, IST, especially if/when Air F...Jump to post
Scott nailed it. Given how few props there are flying in the USA, a few high profile accidents like the American Eagle ATR in 1994, Colgan DHC-8 in 2009 but also some smaller ones like the CoG Beech 1900 early 2000s and the Chalks Mallard in 2005 were props. In Europe or Asia, by far the most notori...Jump to post
This whole topic might be based on false numbers and Delta fanboy opinion not based on facts. Think it would be better to go with the following rankings rather than a individual's numbers that have no reference... 'Here is the full ranking, according to data compiled by Airfleets.net, as of Septemb...Jump to post
I am shocked to read this, I imagined SQ or OS would fly this route and seeing SQ seems to fill up well to non Star hubs like AMS, CDG, MAN, DUS. SQ would open up many desinations in SE Asia and the Pacific for Austrians while OS has some smaller destinations in the former Yugoslav and eastern Europ...Jump to post
[*] Interesting that Volga Dnepr, again has the first slot of 2020. I'm curious if next year's production will be identical to 2019. 1 for Volga Dnepr then 5 for UPS. Actually this years production would be 1 for Volga Dnepr (1551) then 6 for UPS (1552-1557). Production is slightly more than 6 a yea...Jump to post
Which is how it started operating the CRJ-700s for America West. Operating CRJ-700s for anyone on the Mesa certificate would have violated one of the other scope clauses (US or UA), so Freedom Airlines was created. Before Freedom, Mesa had purchased a (Continental) MD-80 to operate in Mesa branded ...Jump to post
LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assign...Jump to post
No. You can't just scale things in aviation. It has been done before. In the USSR they just made a 80% sized Tu-104 and called it the Tu-124. Almost everything was 80%, it was 4 instead of 5 abreast, smaller tail and wings, smaller engines, of course things like seats and doors were not shrunk. It ...Jump to post
Starfuryt wrote:So counting N616UP does that leave 16 UPS frames still left to be delivered?
Combined with the 4 Saudi orders that's 20 747s left?
Could NG production be restarted if there were some demand from airlines, or will Boeing resist this as a mark of failure/suicide with the MAX? I am sure there are airlines that just want aircraft quickly, regardless of the tech. In theory yes. They won't do top ups of 2 or 3 frames but let's imagi...Jump to post
So ask a question in regards to your answer about the weight. .. Why are F50s heavier then similar size turboprop such as the Dash 8-300 and ATR-42?? Why would Fokker make them so heavy? Is it for extra strength? Of course when Fokker rolled out the 50 in 1986, they were asked why it was heavier an...Jump to post
Something different, their Airbus A-330-300s are PH-AK* and now the 787-10s are PH-BK*. I am sure it's a matter of time that there WILL be mistakes when dispatchers think they prepare the PH-AKA to say Lagos while they are actually working on the PH-BKA to Houston as they often look at the last two ...Jump to post
They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane. You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail. I noticed that too. Let's presume that the A320 is making a low pass over the ramp with the gear retracted it's suddenly ...Jump to post
How many ceo’s are left to build? Source: https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/orders-deliveries.html#file Interesting that the split between the A330-200 and -300 is almost 50/50. I would have guested that the -300 was far more popular. Was the -200 more popular earlier on in the lifecycle? In t...Jump to post
Something else noteworthy about the backlog as of the end of January of 93 aircraft, just over half of it is for P-8s at 47. I wonder if all 46 of the other aircraft will actually be delivered? From the A320ceo thread we know that frame has some phantom orders still sitting on the order book. I won...Jump to post
On airlinerlist.com we count 60 extant L1011s. I think that's closer to reality. It includes partially existing frames like the nose at Delta's museum in Atlanta, the wrecks in Thailand, Jordan, Kenya, France, Kansa City, Roswell and other things mentioned above etc.Jump to post
AirIndia wrote:SQ789 wrote:I guess EVZ will be the last A380.
EVV. currently at EVH and so 14 more.
SQ789 wrote:I guess EVZ will be the last A380.
I am trying to get the final production numbers. EK has 109 A380s on the moment, so they will take 123 in the end? Their 109th was the 237th built. 6 more (4 for Emirates, 2 for ANA) are flying but still to be delivered. In total 14+3 will be delivered making a production of 254 aircraft? Indeed som...Jump to post
I am a pilot for KLM and nobody informed us about a possible cancellation of the A350. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl is just speculating. Maybe they are right, but KLM staff is not informed about this. I am a Airbus pilot for KLM and whilst I haven’t read it black on white. I have heard senior management and...Jump to post
according to https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/grote-vraagtekens-rond-komst-airbus-a350-bij-klm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook (sorry, in Dutch), insiders have heared that KLM will not take any A350s at all. Probably All of 25 on order will go to Air France and ...Jump to post
Such a weird airline. The name alone makes zero sense; ten syllables and totally redundant. Of course it’s Pacific. Then again I’d love it if someone started California Atlantic. Cheers Try explaining that to Asia Atlantic who flew 767s around Thailand but never even remotely came close to the Atla...Jump to post
Their order book is big enough for about 4 years of production, in the meantime there are new orders so it would be sustainable for at least 5 or 6 years. And it seems Boeing doesn't mind THAT much to increase and decrease production. They were still increasing to 8,3 777s a month a few years ago wh...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=tBWA7frbpNI body & engine of the plane found under the sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=Et5nmci8MtU the plane before boarding True video this time but the Lion Air 737 at 1:18 is an older 737-800. The registration more ...Jump to post
Since 2000 Southwest has had 7 incidents. Half as many as Lion and probably 100 times more flights. Well they're flying in a country with advanced aviation facilities. Whereas Lion Air isn't. Not an apple to apple comparison. I'm sure the people Lion Air keeps killing will sympathize with this stat...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:First A35K for an airline not based in Asia, no?