They will need upgrades though - the 328s are aging planes with old technology. I dont think this will happen. What? Check your facts again. Do-328 is more modern, lighter and faster design than any ATR or Dash. Its near-jet speed wasn't matched until Q400 came around. It was the best turboprop at ...Jump to post
No eagle probably because it can only go on government aircraft That's not correct. All of Lot's 767s that were owned had the White Eagle next to their given names and city emblems (SP-LOA "Gniezno", SP-LOB "Kraków", SP-LPA "Warszawa", SP-LPB "Gdańsk" and SP-...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:What a poorly worded article title from Flight Global, I expect better from them.
From Lot's facebook: https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34841729_10155209909250938_2117338397830807552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=2609ddb464aba1d7e51905e8c424e99a&oe=5BC03CA5 https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34984536_10155209909400938_3945488525838778368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&o...Jump to post
Expect CS500 aka A250 announcement by LeBourget 2019's along with larger, rewinged A32x family members at the latest.
A duo of perfect 737 annihilators.
Excellent news for EXCELLENT aircraft!Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:Just a wild guess, LOT Polish Airlines. Same tail color, could just be it.
He's shooting blanks.
Putin's troll farms are all over subjects like these. Creating information chaos is their specialty.
seahawk wrote:Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.
I don’t in any way deny that the competition makes outstanding airplanes, but the feedback I hear is that Boeing and Douglas airplanes are more durable and longer lasting. The feedback I hear is that you can beat up Boeing aircraft just as easily and contrary to the popular gospel, Airbus planes do...Jump to post
Airbus will HAVE to low ball the sale price if they want the order Especially because they can't offer the GE Engine, Airbus may have the availability Boeing may not have any longer, AFAIK first available 787 delivery slots are in 2022 or somewhere around that time. Also, Airbus may be able to offe...Jump to post
Farewell, Virgin America! You and your beautiful A320s will be missed!Jump to post
Interest from airlines is easy. Ask any airline: "Would you like a plane with 270 single class seats, that has a fuel burn per seat mile lower than the A321, a range of 5000nm and will have a list price of 160 million dollars?" ...now add those three lovely "neo" letters at the ...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:Competitively priced 787 with GE engines must be a nice incentive for AirAsia and should be the best decision for the airline.
Boeing does not need to aim for those short routes, because that is where the 737MAX already shines. They need to aim from 1500nm to 4000nm and that seems doable, as the A321 was never designed for this route length and all Airbus could bring out will be a warmed over compromise of an old fuselage ...Jump to post
Several Airbus fans are trying to pull a "so there's a chance for the A350 still" attitude.
There will be NO A350s at AA. 787-10 is a definite possibility.
seahawk wrote:Hopefully Air Asia will follow soon.
More crampliners at AA. I feel sorry for those flying in Economy class, sitting in these narrow, uncomfortable 16.9 inch seats for 10 hours... yikes!Jump to post
The A321 especially will be less relevant, because on routes below 1500nm the 737MAX is very competitive and the 797 will be superior on routes over 2000nm. A nice pincer movement by Boeing. It's only your opinion. Airbus sold 5 A321neo for every 1 737-9/-10, so the claim it will be "irrelevan...Jump to post
I won't be surprised one bit if this turns out to be the similar delay A330neo experienced. Boeing can sugarcoat it all they want, but if the "flight" engines aren't ready in due time, then it's time to kiss on-time EIS goodbye for the 777-9, sadly...Jump to post
It looks like a Chinese copy of A321neo. xD But seriously - Boeing should give it cockpit commonality with the 787 and 777. It's the way to go, as proven by Airbus philosophy. The ancient 767 cockpit windows have to go - I won't be surprised one bit if the 797 would inherit the 787-like nose section...Jump to post
I wonder why the B748F isn't an option. It's bigger than an A330, probably still a bit bigger than a 778F or even a 779F, is currently available and I assume Boeing would give GEC a good discount to keep the assembly line running. Lufthansa replaced its 747s with 777Fs, along with supporting infras...Jump to post
Ya know, I probably SHOULD'VE just asked this point-blank, sooner: WHAT, IN YOUR (ANYONE'S) OPINION MAKES THE 747 "BEAUTIFUL?" What say you all? Nothing.Along with the A380, it's the ugliest passenger jetliner ever built. Thankfully, both are dying their slow death and Mighty Triple Seven...Jump to post
The source isn't legit. It's well-known Boeing-paid lobbyist Saj Ahmad.Jump to post
I struggle to believe that LOT would relaunch the route without some form of backing from companies in the Aviation Valley. The route didn't work out before so going in with the same game plan would be outright dumb. Believe me, 99% of Aviation Valley companies have corporate contracts with Lufthan...Jump to post
777-8 with auxilllary tanks should be able to do the job. If QANTAS doesn't demand cargo, that space can be taken out so the aircraft can perform.
I'm not sure about A350-900LR, though...
Oh, c'mon, people... It's not THAT bad. They could always make it worse (see Finnair with that awful billboard-like name on the fuselage)...Jump to post
We should call it... QANTAShansa!
Same design, different colours and the logo.
1. How many CSeries did they order? United would have ordered as many as 73Gs (45) if boeing didn't use their own price dumping practices at the time. Boeing admitted to that during their testimony, ("we were harmed and didn't enjoy true revenue potential" - something along these crybaby ...Jump to post
For UA, the larger 73G won out over the CS100. In competition, price does play a part. Don’t take this as an endorsement of Boeing’s complaint. I really am ambivalent about it other than having to endure the moaning in these threads. 73G didn't "win" at United. Boeing dumped it and even a...Jump to post
It's silver, for sure. I just saved the image and zoomed it up all the way.
Looks like they're keeping their dark navy blue, though. I'm hoping for silver "Lufthansa" with updated font, sort of like what QANTAS did with theirs. Now THAT would look classy!!
Well, I guess the issue still persists, after all. There was a picture from a while ago showing one of K2/LO Q400s circling over RZE/EPRZ with only one gear extended, apparently that time, the issue was fixed. Still... I don't think any other type experienced so many events linked to the same proble...Jump to post
BREAKING LO Q400 operating LO3924 landed at Warsaw Okęcie airport around 19:00CET with the front landing gear retracted. I guess the "landing gear issue" still persists... http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/43/d2/15/z22880579IE,Zdjecie-wykonane-przez-pasazerke-samolotu--ktory-a.jpg Image sourced via g...Jump to post
Just let this ugly thing die and make more money selling A350s.Jump to post
seahawk wrote:Imho if one manufacturer is in a weak position is Airbus, as 50% of its aircraft models do not sell well. (A380/A330)