Search found 669 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 14
by sturmovik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46861

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Presumably this will show up under the Airbus O&D tally?

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Given this new nomenclature of the A220 sounding like the smaller sibling of the A320, when can we expect to see the big brother A420 :duck: :rotfl: I can picture the A420 already - it'll likely have a blunt nose. And great climb performance, that plane will get pretty high. As things stand though,...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17295

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

I'm not sure I interpret the Airbus omission of "new operator" for the A330-NEO order to mean an existing customer of the NEO. It could be any A330 operator On the other hand, with the A330NEO's fortunes lately, Airbus would have every incentive to harp about a new customer for the type. ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4479

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Weren't EK supposed to get the A346?

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 669
Views: 36917

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

That upholstery reminds me of AC chair cars on trains from the nineties.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42586

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Concur, looks nice. Can't wait for July 17th, hoping the weather holds up.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4028

Re: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)

BubbaYugga wrote:
I noticed quite the time delay from deployment of the tiny outboard spoilers to the big lift dumpers.
Anyone familiar with the logic? MLG WOW + x seconds? NLG WOW? Combo?


Could it be manually deployed, at least in this case?

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10746

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

From the article, appears extensions were agreed on two of the three, but all three still returned late, with the reason they were being prepared for return. Many airlines are retrospectively trying to add EK-style end of lease clauses retrospectively. You can't do that, at least not unilaterally. ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16778

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I'd be interested seeing the Venn Diagram between people on here who defended a certain cake shop and people freaking out about Sharia on this thread. Two nearly overlapping circles, I should think. On a more serious note, though, while I don't agree with him completely, I can see some things going ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed May 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Case registered against Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Case registered against Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes

Can someone correct me if I am wrong, the 5/20 rule was put in place to make sure the airline has sustainable operation and financial means to operate without interruption. This is to avoid Kingfisher Airlines case from recurring, right? The opposite can be argued - Kingfisher collapsed because of ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Fri May 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 17274

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I cannot wait to see that livery, and I hope Airbus/ANA would make a video of the painting process for us geeks!

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20269

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

For those asking how/why Russia would do it, may I suggest reading up on IR 655? Far more appropriate comparison than KAL007 imo.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4548

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

They take a much more lenient view on these kinds of things over at Wizz Air.



I'll show myself out.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon May 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 669
Views: 36917

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Looking at the map, Dholera looks like a small town almost equidistant from Bhavnagar, Baroda and Ahmedabad. What's the rationale behind placing an international airport there? Your question has most of your answer. I will take liberty to supplement a few more cities: Anand/Nadiad (~70 km), Rajkot ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon May 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 669
Views: 36917

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Dholera airport ground-breaking this year Work on the international airport at Dholera, about 100 km from Ahmedabad, is set to commence soon with a senior government official saying on Friday that groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed project is likely to take place this year itself. "All ap...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu May 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2641

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

I also remember the old BLR airport - that was hell if you were an int'l pax. I once returned on the LH flight from FRA, must've landed sometime past midnight, and reached my home four kilometers away at 5am. Only one carousel was functioning, and there were widebodies from LH, AF, BA, TG and others...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu May 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2641

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

It's really night and day. One thing that hasn't changed is the high amount of security and checks you have to go through. That's been a constant since atleast the late 80s. This is so true. A lot of infrastructure has been upgraded, but the underlying processes are still remnants of the pre-libera...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo
Replies: 21
Views: 4320

Re: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo

PK-LOO.. apt tail number for a landing that's gone down the toilet.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?

I did MEX-VER on a Sukhoi. Such a cool experience and an amazing/quiet jet to fly. I flew the same route, VER was an interesting little airport. The flight was amazing, and yes quiet for the most part, but a few things stood out about the aircraft - the landing gear deployment sounded clunky, but i...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 669
Views: 36917

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

I thought Karnataka had 5, too.. Mysore?
Kerala would soon have four, possibly five, with Kannur (and possibly Sabarimala) set to join TRV, COK, and CCJ.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5758

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

https://twitter.com/TheSanjivKapoor/sta ... 0832568321


That looks like the A330neo, not the A350. Was the neo in the running here?
-->

unrave wrote:
Sanjiv Kapoor has shared renditions of A350 & B787 in Vistara's colours. A widebody order appears imminent.
https://twitter.com/TheSanjivKapoor/sta ... 0832568321


That looks like the A330neo, not the A350. Was the neo in the running here?

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5758

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

lightsaber wrote:
I wasn't aware Air India was looking to buy A320CEOs. It seems late to buy CEOs, unless this is a used order. Is there a link? Order NEOs now and accept in 2 to 5 years as production increases.


That's Air Asia India, not AI, who are looking for CEOs. AI has been taking delivery of leased NEOs.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34413

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Lufthansa's new livery is just hideous, period, no matter what aircraft it's on. This should go down as a classic case study on how to ruin a corporate image. And if you look at the whole rebranding (websites, mobile apps, etc.) it is very well done. Who cares about a livery today anyway? If no one...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34413

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

You think this is bad, imagine landing at MUC or FRA once the entire fleet is repainted. One a day with bad weather it will look as if you land at Mordor International Airport... Seriously, let's what for the updated livery. One does not simply transit through Mordor Int'l.. :P Seriously, though. T...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WANTED: Lead Attorney for Difficult Client
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: WANTED: Lead Attorney for Difficult Client

Goodyear wrote:
This is just golden.



Just like he likes his showers.. :duck:

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR gets bad publicity over disabled pax handling.
Replies: 20
Views: 1965

Re: LHR gets bad publicity over disabled pax handling.

Ableism is everywhere. LHR CEO saying that it is not 'reasonable' that they pay financial damages really gets my goat. Either the airport makes reasonable accommodations for disabled passengers, or it is entirely reasonable to expect the airport to be held to account. And, for the record, 100 minute...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engines for Boom SST completed; currently being trucked to hangar and will arrive in a week
Replies: 22
Views: 7194

Re: Engines for Boom SST completed; currently being trucked to hangar and will arrive in a week

Finally we're seeing something come together! LOL at "something." :razz: Same thing could've said 16yrs ago with the Japanese tests. Info comes courtesy of Blake Scholl, the man himself. Anyone else sorta perturbed by the stuff that dude (re)tweets? Creepy. My first thoughts exactly. Then...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion, Boom, Spike, other?
Replies: 27
Views: 2906

Re: Aerion, Boom, Spike, other?

@parapente in his first post had it spot on. Aerion is the most credible of these by a country mile. It's targeting the right market, and in GE and LM has credible partners. Like you say, growing wealth inequality will supply the market - and just look how many people have been willing to pay a sig...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Flying" boats.
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: "Flying" boats.

IIRC not all the Russian ones were jet powered, they build Ekranoplans in all sorts of sizes. The Airfish uses the same principles, it seems.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Biathlon team Boycotting the World Cup in Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: US Biathlon team Boycotting the World Cup in Russia

Dutchy wrote:
Interesting. Now let's boycott the World Cup Football due to take place this year. Corruption has been written all over it.


Isn't your national team taking the lead there already? :duck:

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 4003

Re: A350 cockpit to get touch screen monitors

At the delivery ceremony of the first A350-1000, Airbus mentioned the A350 cockpit will get touch screen monitors in 2018. Ref https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958 So what are the benefits of touch screens in the cockpit? Can the crew work faster? That depends on the design of the...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17578

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

IIRC Chinese Airlines hasn't made orders for A330neo yet, they are still taking ceos. In the end they are going to order plenty of neos too and both of them Why? By what logic will people running A330CEO necessarily buy NEO’s? They will replace the aircraft at some point but what with is very much ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6420

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Wunala Dreamliner-ing? :)

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205861

Re: LH introduces revised livery

This is a disappointment. I'm a big fan of minimalism, I adhere to it whenever I can in my work related to design. That being said, the thing with aircraft liveries is that the *aircraft* is part of the aesthetic. It is not just the paint that you slap on. The trouble with aircraft is that they're f...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13460

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Irish national airline Aer Lingus comes from the anglisation of Aer Loingeas, Loingeas being the Irish word for fleet (a "Long" is a ship or large boat :old: ), so basically Aer Lingus shares it's name with Aeroflot/ Air Fleet. That's quite interesting. I had always assumed it was the cre...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W 738 Incident at Goa
Replies: 34
Views: 8355

Re: 9W 738 Incident at Goa

Image

This image from the fr24 facebook page suggests quite an excursion.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 732
Views: 169406

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

From the initial report TOGA seems to have malfunctioned. Fuel contamination? I can't imagine icing caused this issue. Bravo to Boeing for building a robust cabin and the EK crew for a successful evacuation. Metar shows windshear, perhaps that affected the go around performance? Looks more likely t...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 732
Views: 169406

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

The explosion looks like it blew off part of the wing, not sure how much it impacts the fuselage. Hopefully this happened after evacuation.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 732
Views: 169406

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Video seems to lend credence to the landing gear issue theory. Perhaps hard landing caused by windshield?

Also, video seems to indicate good chances for pax survival, assuming evacuation went well.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1517989

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

TranscendZac wrote:
Slightly off topic, but I think the A350 is probably the best looking aircraft Airbus has ever made. It's a simply beautiful aircraft.


Respectfully disagree. That title belongs to the A340-500 :)

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue May 24, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 109385

RE: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i> Those photos are at least 1 month old, ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed May 18, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gripen E Roll Out 18 May 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 7378

RE: Gripen E Roll Out 18 May 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Oroka" class="quote" target="_blank">Oroka</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> wow I never noticed how much the gripen looks l...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue May 10, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 Lands With A Square Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 28371

RE: BA A380 Lands With A Square Tire

I vote we rename the aircraft as SpongeBob SquareWheels.

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Sun May 08, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't Indulge In Sex If You Are Flying In India.
Replies: 13
Views: 2977

RE: Don't Indulge In Sex If You Are Flying In India.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wingman" class="quote" target="_blank">wingman</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>He already got off so there's no point. </i>...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Mon May 02, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 16
Replies: 200
Views: 78765

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheRedBAron" class="quote" target="_blank">TheRedBAron</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i> I am getting really worried about...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 16
Replies: 200
Views: 78765

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Miami" class="quote" target="_blank">Miami</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I presume these are o...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Evacuation Slide Deployment
Replies: 21
Views: 7948

RE: Interjet Evacuation Slide Deployment

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kelvin933" class="quote" target="_blank">kelvin933</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Interesting r...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Evacuation Slide Deployment
Replies: 21
Views: 7948

RE: Interjet Evacuation Slide Deployment

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thekorean" class="quote" target="_blank">thekorean</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>But it's cool to see the slide deployed ...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noisy Flaps Extension And Retraction
Replies: 36
Views: 14371

RE: Noisy Flaps Extension And Retraction

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> I find the sound of flaps extending to be...

Jump to post
by sturmovik
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Superjet-100 - 5 Years In Action
Replies: 15
Views: 12429

RE: Superjet-100 - 5 Years In Action

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EddieDude" class="quote" target="_blank">EddieDude</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>From a passenger perspective, the Interj...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 14