https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/many-indigo-flights-across-country-delayed-aviation-regulator-seeks-explanation-news-agency-ani-3123486 IndiGo airline's operations were affected across the country with several of its domestic flights were delayed delays due to the non-availability of crew members. ...Jump to post
jfk777 wrote:1. Part of the 77W success was also luck since the A340 turned out to be such a dud.
2. Airbus did get the A350 right and its a 777 killer.
EASA sees no evidence of A350 paint flaws posing safety risk: Reuters https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/31315-easa-sees-no-safety-issues-in-airbus-a350?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email >>>The High Court in London ruled on May 26, 2022 that the dispute will be brought to trial in the summ...Jump to post
The 777 series had many variants but from what I have read on the internet, the 77W (FOR ITS TIME) seems to have been the clear winner in terms of reliability, functionality, efficiency, and optimization. Has there been any other aircraft ever since (787-900? A350-900?, etc.,) for which airlines fel...Jump to post
Ironically, HKG is about as far as it's ever been from needing 3 runways, given its isolationist stance. I. At least they actually get work done and kudos to them. Compare that to the LHR's proposed 3rd runway. Haven't they wanted to have one for the last 40 years and until now there is ZERO constr...Jump to post
Q. When and how often does a temporary slot become permanent? A. Only if the slot owner is prepared to sell it to the temporary operator. By the way, what is the longest period for which an operator has been continuously operating a "temporary" slot? 2 years, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years or...Jump to post
On the subject of London Heathrow slots, per the India - UK bilateral agreement, each side can only operate 56 slot pair each week (i.e., max of 8 daily flights each). Air India has rights for 28 "permanent" weekly slots pairs (i.e., 4X daily flights) Vistara has NEWLY ACQUIRED rights for ...Jump to post
I think the biggest risk is when the fairing came apart, it could have hit the horizontal stabilizer depending on the airflow. It isn’t primary structure so not really a big problem from a safety of flight perspective unless it hit something more important Yes, the risk is now fatigue damage. Hence...Jump to post
It's pretty easy for you to research, from open sources, what happened to the old aircraft so that would answer your question. For example, 767-300s largely went to cargo operations, with many going to CAM and then on to ATI with 18 ex-AA 767-300s being utilised on Amazon operations. Well, someone ...Jump to post
Hi, This afternoon 2 9W 777s were seen parked at BOM T2. My daughter took a pic through her planes window but I don't know how to post it here. Has the new 9W made them airworthy? Will they be allowed to fly internationally from the get-go? Or will they be dressed up to try and sell them? I reached...Jump to post
1. Do you know for how long carriers are allowed to hold their "temporary" LHR slots? Until either: -The slot owner wants it back (can only be done at the change of IATA season IIRC) Or -The UK Government ends the temporary COVID-19 alleviations to slot rules (or removes the temporary rea...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Nope, they reduced fleet complexity and increased fleet reliability by retiring those types. No one could have planned for the 787 delivery issues.
sand26391 wrote:Any update regarding Akasa? Last i checked, they checked they were getting set for some training flights across some metro cities(?).
So, it is boom time for airlines with airfares at record highs and demand through the roof. Airlines that have operating aircraft are milking their routes for all its worth. But, American Airlines, retired a whole bunch of aircraft, E-190, CRJ200, A330-300, 757-200, and 767-300ER, and isn't brining ...Jump to post
While the article in the link below is dated late April 2022, it is interesting to note that Vistara is considering Japan and South Korea as potential markets. With regard to Japan, do note that Tokyo has 2 airports, Haneda (closer to the City (14 kilometer from City Center), slot restricted) and Na...Jump to post
As an analogy, is someone gave you a brand new Mercedes for $0, it doesn't mean that car's intrinsic value is also $0! So what point are you actually trying make regarding concerning any of it? You seem to be entirely missing the point, and on economics in general, in fact, on what 'value' actually...Jump to post
With respect, what exactly are you now arguing in this situation......that LHR should charge imaginary market value for unused slots (which you already know they can't do), or are you now suggesting that, in the face of sanctions, and the reasons for them Aeroflot (Russian government) should have b...Jump to post
More news....Ethopian Airlines to start flights to Chennai tomorrow, July 2. They will now be operating to 4 Indian cities - DELHI (10X weekly), Mumbai (2X), Bangalore (3X) and Chennai (3X) Isn't it strange that both Chennai and Bangalore will have more flights that Mumbai? https://simpleflying.com/...Jump to post
Vietjet Air to connect Da Nang to 5 Indian Cities The routes connecting Da Nang City, the beautiful coastal and “most livable in Vietnam” to Busan (South Korean), the 5 largest and most populous cities in India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore together with Singapore wil...Jump to post
So, to your question in the end, my opinion is that, YES, the slots by themselves don't have any value. If they had no value, as you say, then the UK government had no immediate need to forfeit the slot. They would just wait until October 29, 2022, when Aeroflot wouldn't meet the criteria for retai...Jump to post
I live in Summerville, SC, beneath the approach to CHS. Test flights are common over the house: LOT, Westjet, AA, Oman to name just four recent ones. Last week a Turkish 789 went to Victorville, I presume to get painted in the new livery. Hasn’t come back yet, but I’ll keep my eyes open. It appears...Jump to post
Here are my first few CHS photos. Mostly 787s but also the Dreamlifter and (of course) C-17s: https://www.vanveen.us/aviation Cool; especially the 747 which looked weird until I saw the byline which said it is a 787 dreamlifter! Also, please don't forget to post on this thread the 787 planes you see.Jump to post
Things such as airport slots are not really something the general public would have any interest in, nor have any reason to do so. Plus, they did not receive $10 million+ slots free. LHR does not charge any airline for slots....they are all given free as per the normal slot allocation procedures. I...Jump to post
4) For the life of me, I can't understand why no Indian newspaper has covered the $10 million plus free London Heathrow permanent slots it secured. Anyone know why? The link below does a fantastic job of describing how Vistara was one of the lucky recipients. Things such as airport slots are not re...Jump to post
QUESTIONS 1) Would it have been cheaper overall for Jet Airways 2.0 to have started out a) from scratch like Akasa, or b) to emerge from the bankruptcy of Jet 1.0? 2) Before Jet went belly up, how many slots pairs did it have in BOM (Mumbai)? Does someone have the numbers (or %) and airlines to whic...Jump to post
There is still response to the questions below. Surely, someone here should know? 1. Do you know for how long carriers are allowed to hold their "temporary" LHR slots? Does it just roll over from one season to next automatically, unless things get tight? 2. When and how often does a tempor...Jump to post
1. I live in Summerville, SC, beneath the approach to CHS. Test flights are common over the house: 2. I’ll keep my eyes open. 1. Thank you for the terrific input. I tried to match the airline you mentioned below and guessed their LN (line number) LOT (LN 1014 or 1046 in storage and assembled in Cha...Jump to post
You'll should check these other threads. Vistara (along with jetBlue) got free permanent London Heathrow slots that are worth at least $10 million each. The only question now is whether Vistara's existing temporary slots will also be extended for Winter 2022 in which case they can operate 2 daily fl...Jump to post
BAD NEWS FOR RESTARTING DELIVERIES?????????? DOT to AUDIT FAA ON 787 https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2022-06-29/feds-audit-oversight-boeing-737-787-programs https://darik.news/southcarolina/fed-to-audit-boeings-737-and-787-production-processes/594989.html Lufthansa confirms ent...Jump to post
If that's the case it should be 5 to 8 months before LN1145 is finished. Thank you. Separate questions: What about the following 3 stored aircraft? LN 1027 and LN 1049 which were assembled in Everette, and LN 1107 which was assembled in Charleston? Has rework been done on them? Also, in general, wo...Jump to post
BOM has already crossed pre-Covid capacity Holly Connolly! So, at what times are slots available? Only at late night? Is there a pie chart for BOM that depicts slots by airline? What about Pune and Chennai? They too, previously had limited slots. What % of capacity has come back there? SpiceJet get...Jump to post
Not really sure about Everett's delivery plans but Charleston is supposed to deliver LN1099(AA) first, followed by LN1098(BA) and anything after LN1127 which is the clean aircraft that wont require any rework In which month due you think LN 1145 will be "ready for delivery" (ignoring FAA ...Jump to post
Westjets slots are permanent, they were also allocated some in 2021 but did not use them. Vistara also have allocated slots https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiYjgyNmZmZGQtYmM3Mi00NTFkLTk1ZDItMWJjODQ4M2Y2ZDE4IiwidCI6ImJhNzNmYjViLWM1ZWUtNGNiNy04NzFjLWU4YjI0NWQwYjY3YiJ9 The link you have is for Su...Jump to post
As for . Ideally, JetBlue will get a more permanent slot for BOS-LHR. Ideally, they will get as many LHR slots as they can, but we know that's not easy. Westjets slots are permanent, they were also allocated some in 2021 but did not use them. Vistara also have allocated slots https://app.powerbi.co...Jump to post
VS4ever wrote:As for LGW, slots are a little easier to get, not as valuable as ones at LHR, but it’s not an easy exercise to get them for sure.
Two relatively new stories on Vistara:
a) Activating BOM as a second HUB
b) The primary issue in expanding in BOM is not slots but lack of aircraft. (Is this true? What % of pre-COVID capacity is BOM up to, currently?
I would say GE definitely has the edge currently. Especially with Trent 1000 customers switching to GE on their latest orders. (ANA and ANZ) Thanks. When it comes to the Chinese it's all about their local authority approval for them to take delivery of new aircraft. Is CA L/N 688 the smallest LN fo...Jump to post
I think the A380 is more likely than fresh 77Ws… Don´t think so...A380 would be a logistal nightmare and a stand alone type. 77W could be operate with 787s, 777-900s as well as the LH Cargo and Swiss. If the price is right I think from a business point of view 77W make more sense for LH than a coup...Jump to post
Weird part is their statement that JetBlue can operate twice daily service to New York. I though they only got 1 slot pair to JFK. Think that would be 1 permanent and 1 temporary. That's the same case for Vistara which currently operates 1X daily (which is temporary), and is looking to add another ...Jump to post
What's the current B787 production? Once they receive clearance, how many per month will they ramp up to? Current production is around two per month and once they are fully-cleared, Boeing intends to raise that to three a month ASAP and then proceed to an eventual five per month. 1. The 787 has bee...Jump to post
#1 If AI can improve both the soft and hard products and prices are competitive, #2 why would someone flying NA to India prefer a one stop on the ME or European airlines? Can you elaborate on your reasoning? IF you're IF statement is TRUE, then YES, I agree Air India can be competitive with the ME ...Jump to post
The problems have been present, to various degrees, throughout the last several years of 787 production. The Wall Street Journal printed an article today, titled, "What’s Holding Back Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner?" (see the link below) It focuses on various defects, but more importantly also h...Jump to post
Just mix-mode the two existing runways, allow regular simultaneous landings and take-offs and a third runway won't be needed. Mix mode would only increase movement capacity by less than 15% (70,000 movements per annnum). Not a substitute for a third runway. Keeping aside the discussion on a 3rd run...Jump to post
Separately, when did the problems arise, and what about aircraft that were delivered up to 6 months before? Isn't there a high chance that they too would have the same problem? Were they sent back to Boeing to be checked, or are the airline operators on the hook since they had innocently accepted t...Jump to post
Chemist wrote:I figure that by the time this runway is completed, we will have transport aircraft that need little or no runways! STOL/VTVL.
Sorry, I have no clue about individual aircraft. I've mainly been following the engineering case, as to what went wrong and what the remediations are. Boeing has been steadily working on aircraft so they must have completed a number of them by now, but no idea which ones. No problem and thank you f...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:It is capable of fixed wing operations, but only on small aircraft. .
- DOH = 76% transfer (not Europe, but just for comparison) - FRA = 55% transfer = 3.0% of the global transfer market - DXB = 53% transfer (not Europe, but just for comparison).= 3.7% percent of the global transfer market - IST = 47% transfer = 2.4% of global transfer market. - AMS = 39% transfer = ...Jump to post