First, unreliable witness statements warning! We often get reports of "was on fire" and similar statements in early stages, only to find out that they were completely wrong or even that no such statements were ever made. That being said, losing an engine + overweight or losing an engine + ...Jump to post
FWIW, the fleet does not feel dated. Certainly the A321 is also young in numbers. A replacement at some point is probably but not urgent at all. However, I'm sure they are also thinking about up/downsizing, and route structure. Is this about an updated of 15+ year old A320s, and getting rid of the A...Jump to post
Well, TBH we don’t know, AsiaFlyer. Just because cargo may have at occasion been left, doesn’t mean transporting it even that instance would have been profitable, let alone flying all those years with much heavier plane. I’m sure they also occasionally run out of seats and tickets for passengers, bu...Jump to post
This isn't really news, A321LR goes far, but not insanely far. There's a market for a MOM plane that goes further. The question, of course, is how big is that market between first of all the market for A321/A321LR type of a plane and then true widebodys? I don't have the answer, but that's the cruci...Jump to post
FYI: twitter video isn't up any more, or at least not viewable here.
About 5500 kilometers...
Isn't the 15% vs. 30% mostly a question of what value the engines have at the end of the life of the aircraft? If the aircraft continues to operate for 25 years, even at the end it needs to have well-serviced engines, which can then be taken from the plane and used elsewhere. 15% sounds about right ...Jump to post
I think it would be helpful for the ICAO, FAA etc to pass a rule that sets expectations on passengers being promptly united with their belongings when possible. That, and a fine/making it crime to take luggage in case of *slide* evacuations would help in with a carrot and a stick. However, nothing w...Jump to post
The aircraft had been out of service from 2010 until 2017. Really? Uh, if true that's interesting... could be a factor. But, statistically, almost all accidents are due to pilot error (combine with a number of other issues, like otherwise survivable equipment failures). Here we have bad weather, mo...Jump to post
Here's hoping this will happen. I'd love to see more routes, and AY can run them from a route-and-great-circle perspective very efficiently. qf002: yes, Finnair flies to destinations that are far away and require more than one aircraft. However, SIN is a very profitable and common route. It remains ...Jump to post
Sadly, the airlines are simply doing what benefits them, screw the passengers. All airlines do this, and there aren't too many regulations around to curb their behaviour. Basically, if you honestly would tell the customers that the plane isn't going to leave in the next hour or that it might be canc...Jump to post
No deicing? Hmm. But remember that early reports can be faulty. And there might not have been any ice on wings at that point.
But, no deicing => contaminated wing => flies fine with flaps => draw in flaps as the plane ascends => no more lift => crash?
Yeah. GM for instance spent 3.7 billion USD in advertising:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/261 ... in-the-us/
And I don't even remember what cars that company makes. I do remember what Musk makes, and I'd love to buy their products...
That is ambitious, and impressive. Congrats to Norway!
(Although one has to wonder about banning oil-using vehicles in one's own country, while exporting two million barrels a day elsewhere...)
Wow, although somewhat expected. Very glad to see this. Hope to be able to fly more A380s in the future! There's only one thing though that I want to say: Come on AY, go for it. They'd be cheap now. Please. PLEASE. TAKE THEM! ORDER 10! (This armchair CEO definitely would go big and order more planes...Jump to post
Quite believable, mafaky!
Yeah but 3.4 billion NOK is still 300MUSD. That's not the right number either.Jump to post
But it is interesting how both the Airbus and the Boeing tie-ups with the smaller jet manufacturers will turn out finance-wise. It is not at all clear that these things are profitable. But who knows, maybe they can find a way to turn the programs into future 737/320 cash cows.
If no parts were shedded and no disks or turbines went flying... a bit of a boring incident, if you ask me. Daily occurrence around the world. QF and even AF does better!Jump to post
Boeing aircraft, and especially the 737 MAX retain for me that purity, good looks and performance that a true aviation enthusiast longs for, while by contrast I find the Airbus A320 NEO (or CEO) family to be among the most dull to look at and dull to fly on aircraft on the market today. So, as this...Jump to post
727200, And while you are at it do a little more research in order to have a clear understanding of what the 350 structural composition is. Pretty obvious AB just took an old plane design, added a few upgrades and resold it. So much for AB technology. That's a pretty one-sided view, if you don't min...Jump to post
Looking for parking space?Jump to post
Yikes. It will be interesting to know what caused this!Jump to post
Yikes, regardless of which measurement is correct.Jump to post
The opening premise is wrong, apart from the VLAs. In the single aisle and the twin jets widebodies the trend is to bigger planes. Right. And somebody upper in the thread noted that price will rise before planes get larger. That seems wrong on the face of it. The equation is complex; customer have ...Jump to post
The way I see it: - The hysteria about the contained event is over the top. - The hysteria about the original uncontained events was entirely warranted - Fire onboard, to my mind, is something that should always be reported and investigated - I find it very odd that this is not a requirement... esp...Jump to post
Cost may and era that they were built in is probably a factor. However, based on other design aspects of a typical US airport experience, I'd say "we didn't think we needed to change anything from the gates we have always had" is probably a factor too. Same reason why many US car manufactu...Jump to post
I read the wikipedia article on the Linebreaker II. Fascinating. And pretty incompetent planning from the airforce, leading to the unexpectedly high losses. Not to speak of the political wrangling that led to the whole setup at that stage of the war.
War is not pretty.
This is a silly thread. Judging airplane performance from passenger experience (long roll etc) is like saying a car is underpowered because it drives slowly. And of course, all 4-engine aircraft have less power reserve than 2-engine aircraft, because math. And even among the 4-engine aircraft, the 3...Jump to post
kruiseri wrote:HEL, ARN and OSL
No contest really...
I'm not sure if this has been discussed in the forum before, but I saw this wonderful video about the effects of the drone that was detected near Gatwick in July. Quite remarkable impact to the operations! https://www.dpreview.com/videos/6901092572/this-animation-shows-the-chaos-a-drone-caused-at-a-...Jump to post
I may be mistaken, but wasn't the cabin area completely destroyed in the video? To me that says injury or death to the occupant upon impact. Also, it is a good question why people with boats couldn't search for the victim(s). But it is not clear they had any knowledge of where to search, or equipmen...Jump to post
Wow. Wondering if the people inside got hurt and/or were able to do anything wrt. the loose equipment.Jump to post
I find the arguments based on the 717 and Boeing/McD situation quite shallow. The situations are different. That being said, I find the 20M/30M arguments much more compelling. However, even if true, that information represents a particular snapshot in time, and is likely to change as customers have ...Jump to post