akb88
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Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 am

So as a nervous flier I'm freaking out! I'll be flying with icelandair but on a leased plane!! Is it still as well maintained as their other planes?
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 am

Absolutely it is. They are required to maintain an airworthy aircraft.
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:45 pm

jetmechanicdave wrote:
Absolutely it is. They are required to maintain an airworthy aircraft.


I'm on an Icelandair plane after all but its TF-FIW marked Albert Ballin. Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:06 pm

Loads of airlines lease portions of their fleet... I don't get the question?
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:13 pm

It's fine. If it wasn't airworthy, they wouldn't fly it.
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:14 pm

What type? B757?
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:17 pm

akb88 wrote:
jetmechanicdave wrote:
Absolutely it is. They are required to maintain an airworthy aircraft.


I'm on an Icelandair plane after all but its TF-FIW marked Albert Ballin. Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets


The aircraft itself is owned and operated by Icelandair. The aircraft is in a special livery to brand itself with some sort of Hapag-Lloyd Cruise with the name Albert Ballin, who himself was a German shipping magnate.
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:28 pm

akb88 wrote:
jetmechanicdave wrote:
Absolutely it is. They are required to maintain an airworthy aircraft.


I'm on an Icelandair plane after all but its TF-FIW marked Albert Ballin. Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets


That plane is actually own by Icelandair :white: :white:

"Albert Ballin" is a special livery actually.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/D4pQHZ5x

EDIT: Looks like someone beats me to it.

BTW, if anything, Icelandair would be the airline that leased that plane out (Which they did before, i.e. to Cabo Verde Airlines which is majority own by Loftleiðir (Which itself is part of Icelandair Group))
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:41 pm

akb88 wrote:
jetmechanicdave wrote:
Absolutely it is. They are required to maintain an airworthy aircraft.


I'm on an Icelandair plane after all but its TF-FIW marked Albert Ballin. Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets


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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:42 pm

Leased planes are very common and absolutely safe. They have to meet the same (very strict) safety regulations as owned aircraft. Leasing is nothing out of the ordinary these days, there are some airlines that lease 100% of their fleet. Almost every airline in the world leases a percentage of their fleet. It's just how the finances are arranged, it has nothing to do with the quality of the plane itself.
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:39 pm

Thought it is all BusinessClass with just 44 seats... Was it recently reconfigured to normal standard layout?
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:44 pm

akb88 wrote:
Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets


Incidentally, aircraft without WiFi domes or even winglets are no more or less safe than those aircraft with them.
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:05 pm

Well I made it.....an hour late cause the plane was broken and needed fixing.....not a great start lol.
Tomorrow it's another flight, this time I'm battling a fear of thunderstorms that some sites are predicting in the vicinity of Athens.
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:21 pm

Winglets don't aid the aircraft with lift. There are still numerous planes that don't have them currently I've been flying on AA EMB145s about every two weeks since October. Most of my cancer check up are starting to wind down finally so soon it will be much less. Anyway, they don't have winglets. The 777 doesn't have them on any of their models.
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:21 pm

Winglets don't aid the aircraft with lift. There are still numerous planes that don't have them currently I've been flying on AA EMB145s about every two weeks since October. Most of my cancer check up are starting to wind down finally so soon it will be much less. Anyway, they don't have winglets. The 777 doesn't have them on any of their models.
 
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:34 pm

Judging from your earlier thread about being afraid of turbulence, unwillingness to listen to people, clinging to your irrational ignorance, your lack of understanding and reasoning in the area of aviation is becoming tiresome. I would offer that you should relax enjoy your flights, but at this point, it just seems you are desperate for attention.
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Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:57 pm

timh4000 wrote:
Winglets don't aid the aircraft with lift. There are still numerous planes that don't have them currently I've been flying on AA EMB145s about every two weeks since October. Most of my cancer check up are starting to wind down finally so soon it will be much less. Anyway, they don't have winglets. The 777 doesn't have them on any of their models.

Rather they increase fuel efficiency and look cool.
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