idp5601 wrote:Now that Farnborough is fast approaching, should we expect any orders from PAL? Maybe an option conversion for them? Or a surprise A330neo order?
Devilfish wrote:idp5601 wrote:Now that Farnborough is fast approaching, should we expect any orders from PAL? Maybe an option conversion for them? Or a surprise A330neo order?
This blog seemed to be hinting that the four A339N UFOs in Airbus' list were for PR..... .....
http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/ ... anila.html
"Airbus has 214 A330-900s on order including four assigned to an unidentified customer as of June 20, 2018."
https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/im ... 1&qlt=85,0
At the right price, two pairs of 251T A339Ns might work for PAL...offseting the higher fuel burn and potential risks of the less developed engines with a lower capex outlay -- as compared to the competition. This is especially true if Airbus could help PR swap A339s with the two-class A330s to remove excess capacity on their ME network. They could use the A339Ns to launch new NA and European routes instead. Guess we'll just have to wait for any official announcement.
Devilfish wrote:idp5601 wrote:However, all of PR's fleet upgrades will have limited benefit if their main hub at MNL remains bogged down in bureaucratic red tape and marker returns..... .....
https://businessmirror.com.ph/airports- ... uncertain/
"INFRASTRUCTURE work to improve to the country’s local and international airports are ongoing, but the Department of Transportation (DOTr) stopped short of promising that a new international gateway would open in Metro Manila before the term of President Duterte ends.
Speaking in Filipino, he said, 'The new terminal in Clark will be surely finished by 2021, and will be inaugurated by our President. It’s been awarded, the work has started, and by the end of July, the bidding for O&M [operations and maintenance] will take place. So it will be finished within the term of our President.'
Tugade said the government will definitely convert the existing Danilo Atienza Airbase at the former US naval facility to handle general aviation. This means private planes and charter operations will have to move from the Naia to Sangley, an idea earlier raised by the Aquino administration.
'While there is no decision yet on the project, improvements there will continue. There is an ongoing asphalt overlay and a plan to put up three or four hangars,' the DOTr chief stressed.
'In the Naia, whether it will be the seven taipans or the government, we will finish the improvements and renovation there.' Tugade said, though, that the government work on the Naia will be more on the 'improvement of facilities in terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4.' Not a new terminal. Not a new runway."
The last quoted passage casts doubt on how their proposed improvements at NAIA will be able to handle the expected large increase in the number of passengers/flights and relieve airspace congestion there. The DOTr always warns about the dangers of a single company running the major airports in the country. The agency seems to have forgotten about the monumental delays inflicted upon the traveling public and the harm done to the national economy -- by multiple companies who worked on NAIA Terminal 3!
idp5601 wrote:Could we see the A330neo as the true A343 replacement, instead of the A359?
idp5601 wrote:Also, it was quite amusing to see a bunch of people complain about you liking the A338 too much on the comments section
idp5601 wrote:Well, at least he's being realistic.
idp5601 wrote:A new airport in Bulacan would still require some reclamation (a lot of areas in Bulakan are below sea level, after all), and it would take quite some time to finish that up.
idp5601 wrote:The DOTr/MIAA seem to be actually serious about at least improving NAIA a bit (no matter how incremental the changes may be), and they are about to start replacing T1's airbridges.
idp5601 wrote:If NAIA still remains terrible, though, and any new airport project gets cancelled, PR always has the option of establishing an ATL-style transit hub at CRK or CEB for future growth.
SleeplessInZh wrote:Hoping that pal invites sam chui on the 14th july...
Qantas16 wrote:A321neo touching down in Brisbane this morning! Great to see the A321neo officially in service and a lot of potential for PR in the Australian market!
ap305 wrote:The a350 schedule to LHR is loaded but for some reason JFK is still showing with 777.
carlokiii wrote:The TAP A330-900 that was on tour visited Manila last week, and was in MNL for a grand total of 2 hrs and 50 mins.
carlokiii wrote:Source: @Airbus/Twitter
SleeplessInZh wrote:Review on manila-brisbane inaugural flight (photos only)
SleeplessInZh wrote:I can't realy get it..the question: alliances.someone already tried to explain it to me.but i think i don't still understand.cathay the biggest foreign operator in the ph will block pals entry in one world due overlapping routes?but cathay don't fly to guam,to honolulu,to davao,and puerto princesa,where the tourists are heading to.again,i didn't get it.why should cathay block pals entry to one world?to dissapoint costumers?cathay is a loyal airline to ph.and their interest is not to distract passengers.they should better work together because of the points they'll earn from rising middle class tourists!
cityairline wrote:If they do the same with the next batch of A350s, they will be able to operate four daily flights with their six aircraft, instead of only three as many feared...
SleeplessInZh wrote:I think they need more A350s before openning new long haul routes.
SleeplessInZh wrote:Interior pictures please!thank you!
kim1026 wrote:they removed the diamond droplets:
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos