Or, why investment bankers should collectively be rounded up, shot, hanged, shot again and burned to a crisp. https://cumex-files.com/en/ In essence, the largest of banks in this world found a way to scam various nations out of money they had no right to claim. It has to do with double-taxation rule...Jump to post
Guess ET wants a piece of the refugee repatriation business. There are thousands of Eritreans and Ethiopians who've had their asylum application rejected, or whom the Norwegians ascertain are no longer at threat in their homeland and thus no longer eligble for asylum.Jump to post
An upgrade program requiring 50 engine changes on an average fleet size of, what, 5 or thereabout is rather telling of the woes PW is experiencing with the GTF, and that those problems are not only limited to the neo. Still, in the world of engines changes GE and, especially, RR are not far behind o...Jump to post
Do we have a reliable engine? P&W,RR,and GE/CFM have all submitted engine proposals. IMO GE/CFM is a lock, but i'm not sure rr or p&w gets the other option. my moneys on rr tho 'Proposals', well, according to several sources GE are not sure there's a business making it worth their while. RR...Jump to post
Boeing is showing the airplane to Airlines. They have a whole lot more information than the photoshop images posted on this website. Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior v-p sales and marketing, revealed that Boeing is now talking with more than 60 airlines on the right configuration for its New Middle-o...Jump to post
Isn't it a bit awkward to enter a thread where we learn another airline is expressing interest in the 797 to assert that there's nothing to be interested in, and if the airline is interested the interest must come from the marketing department and that the technical department has seen no technical...Jump to post
The mythical 787 is a bit like unobtainium. No-one knows exactly what it is or what it'll do, nor when it'll be available. Airlines have already pledged their interest, but I suspect it's mainly their marketing departments issuing statements; technical people tend to have a need to see actual techni...Jump to post
I have to wonder if LY has any plans to buy or lease 777 freighters, which should be available cheaply near the end of the line. They would be more versatile than the existing 747 freighter, and LY would only need 2 at most. Or will it offload its dedicated cargo needs to 5C, codesharing with 5C on...Jump to post
Flogging a 787-10 on a TLV-JFK is begging for problems. That's a 12-hour service on an average day, and that's roughly two hours more than the -10 will comfortably do.
Given that LY will only ever buy Boeing, their options are limited to the 787-9 or, you've guessed it, the 787-9.
The aircraft that had serious corrosion problems: https://flic.kr/p/Uztaah https://www.planespotters.net/photo/826727/yl-psd-primera-air-nordic-boeing-737-86nwl How is that possible? A poster up thread informed us the reason they went under was because, well, 'Airbus'. Which is, I suppose, yet more...Jump to post
This had to happen sooner or later. They were ambitious, but they weren't smart. They made mistake after mistake on these TATL routes, picking the wrong airports and flight times and such. Most of all, they grew too fast. They didn't take the time to build it up slowly, evaluate and improve their o...Jump to post
The reasons Primera air put up for their demise is, I venture to suggest, more than just a tad thin. An aircraft suffering badly from corrosion and a having to lease in replacements for delayed new aircraft, doesn't quite jive. They were due in court in Denmark, as their practice of calling crew liv...Jump to post
Well I hope we travellers who booked with them can get our money back because when Air Madrid shut down we, a family of 6, never saw 1 dime of the tickets we had booked with them to buenos aires :( Sorry to say it, but there's little to no chance of getting anything back. They're effectively out of...Jump to post
Probably had to beef up the suspension and widen the doors, to make room for Cheeto's girth.Jump to post
The main reason for LH not to spring for the 777, was the refusal of their flight ops department to cross oceans on anything less than 3 engines. LH have always had a senior member of flight ops on the board, usually the DFO, and he had a lot of say when it came to purchasing aircraft. LH went with ...Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:Anger channeled productively or posturing for a better deal on orders you know you are gonna make anyway....?
Has anyone experienced some issues, say an animal getting loose on the cargo deck. Once flew a very expensive racing horse to TLS. After off-loading he broke out of his pen and went galloping across two active runways before seeking shelter in an Airbus hanger, where he had a quiet little shit. Nei...Jump to post
The best beer are the original craft beers from Belgium, of that there can be no educated discussion. There are too many to mention, but a few favourites of mine are De Koninck, Triple d'Anvers and Chimay Triple.
None of them hold less than 7% alcohol, which is the hallmark of a really good beer.
But what a bullshit logic is that? Are FAs (=usually women) still regarding as playtoys for the rich businessmen upfront? Are we living in 1950? I guess that's not China Easterns logic and standard, but they messed up big time on this one. Bullseye. Hit. She failed to maintain the illusion of being...Jump to post
What's with the contempt for employees fighting to improve their working conditions? A large number of contributors to this site fancy themselves as airline CEO's, whilst sitting in comfort of their parents basement. Suffice to say most of them probably couldn't organise a pish-up in a brewery, let...Jump to post
I do not get this hub to Asia from Europe thing. Why does there need to be a hub to Asia when you can get to almost anywhere in Asia from almost anywhere in Europe. In reality there's but a large handful to European airports offering direct services to large parts of Asia; BA's coverage is abysmal ...Jump to post
The EU should get nothing more than the finger. Not one penny more. So you're saying the UK should negate on its obligations, and tell people it owes money to stick it? That would do wonders for the UK economy, now wouldn't it? Place it right there with Venezuela, Argentina, Zimbabwe and other nati...Jump to post
So they have to build this hangar-like structure on the taxiways just next to runways? Not exactly, there are 2 types of fluid used during the deicing process if necessary. Type 1 is your hot deicing fluid if pricipitation is light mist or or lighter type 1 will hold for at least 20 minutes perhaps...Jump to post
At a (qualified) guess. They had an incident, did a risk assessment, and some pimpled youth who've never worked outside an office could prove, using the risk matrix and nothing else, that painting a dotted line forward of the door would seriously reduce the risk.
The upside would be if the hangar is a run-through and planes would not need to be pushed back. Then other planes could queue behind and wait for their turn just like a regular car wash station. If the hangar is built of the existing de-icing pads even better. All the other points you raise need to...Jump to post
The three main factors in de-icing are safety, efficiency and cost. An airport with remote de-icing stands, where each stand is fitted with e.g. Elephants (https://vestergaardcompany.com/product/aircraft-deicing/the-elephant-beta/), a one-step de-icing process can be completed in around 5 minutes, u...Jump to post
Hooliganism has been going down in western Europe for the better part of 10 years. Or, rather, it has moved away from public display of random violence, to organised events where 'supporters' of opposite teams agree to meet in a field, forrest or derelict area for mass fights. It was also interestin...Jump to post
Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...Jump to post
Breaking news on twitter ..... is it Donald Trump they're trying to sell these aircraft to?
There's nothing but flashing red lights and flags about this story; just getting the contraption FAA certified could ruin the entire Russian civil aviation scene.
Someone's throwing a wobbly.
Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet and Wizz do their very best to be non-national airlines, and quite successfully so.Jump to post
You're hardly buying a 105 tons, 10-hour, aircraft to replace a 45 tons, 5-hour, ditto. The 777F is for intercontinental lift, whilst the A300s along with the majority of 767s are for regional and domestic services. There's but a small fleet of -300ERFs doing plying the Atlantic and a few other long...Jump to post
'Seeing a therapist', what, because life didn't turn out quite the way someone expected it to? Perhaps it's an American thing seeing a therapist whenever something's slightly amiss, but in my neck of the woods a 'therapist' is someone you see when you have serious psychological issues - not just bec...Jump to post
BA ran a competition between the two, with the loser certain they'd never see an order from the airline. The A380 won, based on whichever criteria BA had established. Nobody here is privy to what those criteria were, nor how either manufacturer responded to them. All we know is that BA found the A38...Jump to post
The A320s ordered by Norwegian has always been for sale, up until the point they made plans involving A321LRs and converted part of the order to that model. Those 33 may remain, depending on need in Europe and Argentina. Consequently, they may not be needed and thus be offered for sale along with th...Jump to post
The odd thing is, a 'NMA' would fit the Airbus product line better than that of Boeing. Think of it. The C-series can be extended to a -500, effectively replacing anything smaller than an A320. With growing aircraft sizes, Airbus could skip the 150-170 seat market - which is a fairly small sacrifice...Jump to post
I live at 55 degrees northern latitude. Without DST, the sun would rise at an absurdly early hour. Much rather have the daylight late in the evening and the 'white nights'. If we went to permanent DST, the sun wouldn't rise until very late morning - after 09:00 - in the dead of winter. DST doesn't w...Jump to post
Aer Lingus venturing east in force is about as daft as Finnair venturing west. That's quite funny considering AY announced direct service to LAX last week, in addition to increased service to SFO, ORD. Adding one destination and increasing frequency on two others is hardly the same as expanding int...Jump to post
On or around the 22nd of December I'll have a look at the wishing lists various younger members of my family have provided me with. Then I'll think 'they're off their bloody minds', go into the nearest shopping mall and buy them gift cards they can use in any of the shops. Said gift cards will be de...Jump to post
Rounders (or, as an American might call it, baseball). Football (the real kind, where you use your foot to kick a ball). Handball. Badminton. Tennis. Sailing (optimist, laser, hobiecat). Skiing. Go-carting (I was fairly good, but not good enough to be a pro). Basketball. Swimming. Bicycling. These d...Jump to post