I have long said, AZ should revert to national airline. No shame in government ownership of air transport company (per ICAO over 60 percent of global airlines have some form of government participation). In many ways airlines are both a critical utility and global ambassadors for nations, so let the...Jump to post
Wonder what they will do with MI staff and labor agreements. Will they be merged into (higher cost) SQ ones? If so does not sound like a recipe for success.Jump to post
Yes its good they are making money, but as they warn, there is increased competition from cadre of LCCs in the region, and company must adapt focus on serving this budget sector.Jump to post
Union states that plan additional strikes in June. Dates TBA
http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/em ... es-in-june
Our EU lawmakers can make whatever declarations they desire, but does not stop fact that neither US parts can be exported to Iran, nor that private business will have to choose doing business with Iran or the US. For most its not a choice at all. I guess my point was that if the US starts to sanctio...Jump to post
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines does not have strong enough finances to renew its long-haul fleet in the near future, per Lufthansa chairman & CEO Carsten Spohr. “Ten percent of our [Lufthansa Group] aircraft is based in Austria, but only 4% of the group’s profit is generated there. The f...Jump to post
216 out of planned 279 flights on Wednesday cancelled. http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-05-16-greve-a-brussels-airlines-seulement-63-vols-assures-mercredi-5198868.html Chance of agreement is small as SN tabled no new proposal at todays negotiations https://www.demorgen.be/binnenland/kans-op-akkoord-is...Jump to post
Frankly, its too simplistic to compare direct cost between companies like AFKL to LH or IAG or any other airline. Each nation has its own social conditions that will directly drive costs such as labor and taxation. In addition, each nation (actually city ) has its own cost of living and labor market...Jump to post
Tuesday's ruling in favour of the US, which brought the case on behalf of plane-maker Boeing, brings an end to a dispute which began in 2004 over $22bn in improper subsidised European state financing for Airbus. Analysts said the decision could lead to sanctions as early as 2019, and could be the &...Jump to post
Outcome hardly a shock. Its no secret EU states have greatly aided Airbus and its projects. Afterall the entire endeavour was a pet project by national governments to start with. So yet again Airbus+EU get admonished for offering monies for projects outside of normal commercial terms such as the ben...Jump to post
Amazing part as one of the linked articles mentions, it took the Thai government some 40-years of planning to deliver Suvarnabhumi Airport and they certainly were aware of the geological faults of the site they chose, yet failed to properly engineer around them.Jump to post
Well at least on Airbus frames, the vertical stabilizer and rudder come as singe assembly, so it can be replaced entirely for TK.Jump to post
AZ released its informational Q1 earnings. It experienced EUR 167m operating loss, which is major improvement from €279mil loss in Q1 2017. Sales were reported up 6 percent in 2018. This is all while things like fuel cost rose, but cost management in other areas (such as labor) provided good savings...Jump to post
For those that call Norwegian a flag of convenience, you really fail to understand that Norway, Ireland, UK are not in any shape equivalent to nation like Liberia a true flag of convenience in the shipping business. Norway, Ireland and UK have some of the strictest labor laws, and certainly are high...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:I cant believe this isnt a bigger deal on this site...this is a fundamental realignment of their hub thinking for NY
Brussels Airlines’ pilot union has called for strike action on May 14 and May 16. Pilots have been in contract negotiations with dispute largely centered on pay, and working conditions including clarity from Lufthansa about the airline’s future. One thing I read in another source was a desire for th...Jump to post
Guess pilot union never gave up. Maybe they will now.Jump to post
More money again! The South African government has agreed to make a further cash infusion into its loss-making national carrier, . An SAA spokesman confirmed the government has committed to making a R5 billion ($407 million) cash injection into the airline. The new payment is the latest in a series ...Jump to post
What do the employees make relative to their peers elsewhere. None of the rest of this much matters. I mean I get that it does to them. But on a business run on this thin of a margin you can’t be a huge outlier on employee pay and be profitable. It’s imposisble. Are Air France employees underpaid r...Jump to post
Janaillac shot himself by risking his job on a company-wide referendum which many from day one said would fail. Offering meager 7 percent raise over 4-years to employees many of which have had their pay frozen for 4-6 years including having given concessions was a sign of how far he was out of touch...Jump to post
Hardly appropriate to blame pilots for industrial actions at AF. There are 10 unions that represent a broad coalition of jobs from ground staff, engineers, cabin crew and pilots. As far as Jean-Marc Janaillac he cut his own head off by putting his job on the line based on results on a company-wide r...Jump to post
And its sold... Bombardier sells Downsview assembly site to pension fund in major makeover https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-bombardier-sells-downsview-assembly-site-to-pension-fund-in-major/ Bombardier Inc. has struck a deal to sell its Downsview site in Toronto for about US$635-mill...Jump to post
And you know they will never let AZ close down for Christmas, so the government funds will continue into 2019 easily.Jump to post
Mr. Boeing seems to be on a nice roll with 787 orders these days.
Yes sad to see a classic type like 747 become rarer in the sky, but let's be honest that its economic time has come and gone. Off to the museum may she go.
Up to 10 A350s will be headed to Joon. First frames in 2019.Jump to post
Loin Air and or Boeing (they make the 737 that lands too hot) should look into installing the EMAS at all its runways under 10000ft
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enginee ... tor_system
Seems JAL never quite came out of its restructuring with a new direction, but largely went back to its old practices. Mean while ANA has been busy trying many things including LCCs, growing its partnerships, freighter business, etc. Certainly a more dynamic company than JAL. What will be interesting...Jump to post
UA put all its eggs in the SFO-Pacific market, moving its main hub operation there. If you fly into SFO regularly, you know the unreliability of that airport. When I worked at UA, feeder flights into SFO were delayed by hours, or cancelled, almost daily. I spent my morning reaccommodating transpaci...Jump to post
In anticipation of arrival of 787 fleet starting in November, today Air Tahiti Nui revealed a branding refresh. The updated logo designed by Christopher Lee in cooperation with Australian media firm again features the Tiare flower which is a symbol of French Polynesia on a darker blue background wit...Jump to post
Lets be honest Bombardier has a perception problem and lacks market confidence.
A rebrand as an Airbus product helps build market credibility and commitment in program.
Its can only be a good thing for products long term prospects.
Listed traffic certainly not indicative of actual demand. For example from Paris only a fraction of listed 2mil pax actually visit DXB or DOH. LIsting of actual demand from various cities would be more realistic overview versus simply total traffic counts between major hubs which obviously are exage...Jump to post
ANC-NRT ESAD is roughly 3600nm using the 85% headwind probability figure. Easily within the estimated 4000nm range. ANC-PEK is around 3810nm ESAD during the most challenging headwind months. ANC-ICN is ~3810nm. ANC-PVG is 4330nm ESAD so it would only be feasible with a better SFC outcome or a lower ...Jump to post
http://newsroom.united.com/2018-04-17-U ... erformance
UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent.
Well it was always a risk relying on Russia.
Wonder what the future holds for all the other charters the Russians perform for Western firms including US government?
Well DAM is certainly a military target so it being leveled would be appropriate. Airport serves as gateway to endless supply flights from places like Iran and Russia.Jump to post
Yes you can certainly remain at the airport however you will be in the public area which is rather bare. I don't even believe there are any concessions open all night due lack of flight activity. What is quite common is visitors spend one night in PPT either coming or going as you have seen inter-is...Jump to post