Quite a few sectors booked over the next few months now, including some gems and intra-European widebodies: 03/06/2019 ... STN-KBP ... Ryanair UK ... B737-800 03/06/2019 ... IEV-UDJ ... Motor Sich Airlines ... Yak 40 04/06/2019 ... LWO-KBP ... UIA Ukraine International Airways ... B737-800 04/06/201...Jump to post
If you are remotely normal size, or above, you will prefer the HiFly A340. You probably won't understand why now, or even after the flight, but next time you DO get on a DY 787 you will instantly wish you were back onboard the 343. I will be flying DY to Florida later this year, but only because I c...Jump to post
I'm not surprised by this, I flew BA to/from Kiev a bunch of times in Y, and never failed to have really cheap upgrade options - like £50 o/w cheap. That said, I've not flown BA there for a while - Ryanair and WizzAir are ridiculously cheap (just booked KBP-STN 2 weeks out for £17.50 - wow), whilst ...Jump to post
The Il-96 was based on the Il-86, meaning the entire architecture was orientated towards it being a quad jet.
The A330/340 meanwhile was designed to be a dual quad / twin jet from the outset.
Correct, the window seat is missing. I have booked these before - quite comfortable.Jump to post
A lot of people are writing these guys off. Yet it should be noted that they already have a large fleet and a sizeable operation since 2013. Could well be an indicator that they actually know what they are doing. P4 hasn’t gotten any slots yet nor have they hired staff abroad nor obtained office spa...Jump to post
Visited the city last week. I flew to KSC in Slovakia, as city is really easy to reach from there. UDJ could be reactivated, but surely would face competence from KSC and maybe LWO. UDJ actually WAS reactivated, a few weeks ago, after a couple of years of audits of both UDJ and Ukrainian air traffi...Jump to post
They might be looking at other airlines that have been doing this. Qatar Airways is a big example - they are constantly expanding their LGW service to DOH since it is easier than get a slot compared to LHR. Emirates is the same. Qatar Airways have not been constantly expanding. In fact, it is their...Jump to post
I have thought all along that the 737MAX made a very poor B757 replacement compared to the A321NEO, especially considering the importance of Cargo. That said, I can see the 737MAX order being kept and the aircraft leased out via their partner company or transferred to TACV - I'm not sure how quickly...Jump to post
Paper de-rating of aircraft is pretty common, especially among LCCs. Ryanair for instance has 3 MTOWs which it flexibly applies to its 737-800 aircraft - 75,000, 70,000 and 67,000kg. Because many operational charges are levied according to the MTOW of the aircraft, it can make economic sense to de-r...Jump to post
Nice to see the special livery - way back in 2010 I flew TC-54 on a multistop from Buenos Aires to Patagonia. This was also a -1000C variant, which had first flown in 1969.Jump to post
Now credit card companies are holding back ticket revenue from Norwegian. "Dealing with card processors has made life difficult for the company, which remains in a tight spot." https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-25/norwegian-air-shuttle-hopes-you-won-t-pay-by-credit-card T...Jump to post
Westray to Papa Westray is not actually the world's shortest scheduled flight, at least by distance, and often by flying time too. Kirkja to Hattarvik on the island of Fugloy (I know, it sounds like a Brummie describing something that's ugly) in the Faroe Islands is 2.38km, a fair few hundred meters...Jump to post
UK Media is reporting he faces up to five years in prison in the US, if found guilty of the charges they wish to extradite him to face.
So he's spent seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy, to avoid a maximum 5 year sentence. Seems like a smart move to me...
The plan is to link the ports, so they would be operating into Palma's bay area, not PMI itself. However, I am unconvinced at the practicality, and demand here. During the tourist season, the harbours are busy with fair weather sailors messing about on the water - I can see this and landing a reason...Jump to post
One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. Regarding slots at LHR or LGW, a lot of people are presuming they will be difficult to obtain and expensive. Both airports' slot allocations are coordinated and feature a new entran...Jump to post
This is an error - looking on FR24 it is cruising at FL330 and 480 knots.Jump to post
The A319 cannot maintain a suitable approach speed on the steep glideslope in order to stop safely on a contaminated (wet) runway at LCY. Airbus assessed the A319 alongside the A318, but only moved forwards with the A318 project and only then for lower weights - hence it's use only in low density pr...Jump to post
I think the comparisons to other countries where homosexuality is repressed are very fair. Progress in attaining equal rights is (understandably) going to be slow in many nations, but the key difference here is that Brunei appears to be going even further backwards than it was. Internationally, this...Jump to post
Norwegian is actually comprised of seven different airlines, each with a local AOC Norwegian Air Argentina Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Sweden Norwegian Air UK Norwegian Long Haul The flights will continue unaffected as they are all (now the MA...Jump to post
Don't dismiss this so quickly, or presume there will be scheduled services. It's completely conceivable that the frames could be used for charter flights to destinations like Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, China etc... The lease rates are going to be reasonable for this age and type, three frames cou...Jump to post
The fact that Brexit day has effectively just become the day in which Brexit begins it's death is, frankly, hilarious.Jump to post
LCY's original runway was only 1080m, IIRC the LDA was around 800-900m, so under 3,000ft. To make it even more fun, their ILS originally had a glideslope of 7.5 degrees, to avoid the then envisaged bridge just to the East. Now of course it is 'only' 5.5 degrees.Jump to post
Small electric regional aircraft will transform the industry. The low noise will allow them to operate from general aviation airports close to town. They will feed the larger airports as well as see small towns connected with point to point flights. I would argue that fuel is really a smaller part ...Jump to post
n797mx wrote:FlyBe has always been a poor performer. They need to dump the ATRs and continue dumping the E195s. The E175 isn't the best for their routes either, but it works on the longer haul flights.
Decent graphic from the Dailymail : https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/22/15/11328528-6838523-image-a-11_1553267276771.jpg Very poor graphic. For example, how can you revoke Article 50 and the EU says no?? Also, TM CANNOT ask for ANOTHER extension from the EU. They had enough of that. It is April...Jump to post
Massive, that is quite a signal to UK Parliament. 5% of the electorate are supporting this petition. Which also shows 95% are indifferent to it, but you are a glass half full kind of guy, Always, otherwise, I couldn't run my business like I do. But more importantly, 5% voting for something online i...Jump to post
Travelling on a 'proper' airline does not mean you will fare any better, or worse, in this sort of case. I've encountered similarly frustrating IT issues with several mainline carriers, including three of those flying into MSQ. When approached they did sod all about it in advance, even with one carr...Jump to post
The problem for Norwegian is whether this grounding has a residual affect which dissuades the public from flying them or their MAX aircraft in future, even once the issues are fully rectified. . Wouldn't that thinking apply to any other airline flying the MAX, and particularly to those who are plan...Jump to post
The problem for Norwegian is whether this grounding has a residual affect which dissuades the public from flying them or their MAX aircraft in future, even once the issues are fully rectified. A small drop in network wide load factor would be significantly more damaging to their long term outlook, c...Jump to post
It is quite possible that they would have ordered the B748i and the A388, in large numbers. Certainly without the revolution and with a Western friendly environment, they would have grown a very very sizeable wide body fleet. Looking at precedents for a hypothetical operation, in the late 1980s I wo...Jump to post
Guess I'll be the first one to put the Xian MA60 on the table: 3 flights, on 2 airlines on this one. ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320 Bombardier Q400 Cessna 172 Piper PA-28 Archer Piper PA-44 Seminole Did your MA-60 also crash shortly after you flew it? There's always gotta be that one person :roll: - they'r...Jump to post
CollegeAviator wrote:Guess I'll be the first one to put the Xian MA60 on the table: 3 flights, on 2 airlines on this one.
ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320
Piper PA-28 Archer
Piper PA-44 Seminole
Looks like Ethiopian may have paused their operations too. Several upcoming 7M8 departures have apparently (FR24) switched to the -800NG - we will soon see what actually takes to the sky.Jump to post
I don't know this publication and can't vouch for it, but it claims to have done local reporting on problems with the new airport, starting with an inappropriate site. Perhaps more knowledgeable Anetters can provide perspective: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/03/turkey-erdogan-thir...Jump to post
Not sure if this thread will get kept or moved, but I'm actually writing a paper about this for one of my classes right now. Certainly IR's issues began when the revolution ultimately locked out the rest of the world. The Iranian civil aviation market consists of an interesting network, and perhaps...Jump to post
In Europe and the rest of the world the prop era didn't end - if anything it's coming back with aircraft like the ATR 72-600. I've done a lot of regional flying all over the world, so have been on a lot of props - way more than 300 sectors in total, or 1 in 3 flights. I have also done a lot of pleas...Jump to post
Before the A330, they flew to Australia with a 767-300ER.Jump to post
How does that go with a 2100 meter runway? Could probably work for a 787 or A330 on a holiday charter to southern Europe, but would it work for a true long-hauler loaded up with fuel? For medium to long haul, not an issue. Whilst LTN's physical runway is 'only' 2,162m long, it's topographical posit...Jump to post