What I love is the statements noting AI would be investigated for banning this assailant.
I like how AI is justifying the permanent ban on the MP's safety. Past due for AI to create a no-fly list.
We're very focused on replacement on this thread. But as the opening quotes note, widebodies are fungible. If a larger plane has much better economics, it is easy to expand transfer traffic (not very profitable, but there is a market). The reality is the A359, 789, 787-10, and 779 will compete for e...Jump to post
Lower altitude also reduces the peak temperature during climb. The NEO combustor are having durability issues and a lower initial climb helps. But step climbing would mitigate if always flying below maximum possible cruise. This sounds like solving two issues with one easy to understand set of rules...Jump to post
There are numerous failed hubs. Many sad to discuss. Some are a victim of bad policy (Mirabel), some fell to longer range small planes (bypass, STL),and in some cases the outgrew the economics of the host city and thus experience harsh contractions in a recession. Sadly, there will be more. Of TK+ M...Jump to post
Winglets are a sign of insufficient wingspan/aspect ratio. . Seriously, the MC-21 has an advanced wing where the Winglets are instead a horizontal shaping of the wing. Only if the aspect ratio of the wing is poor, which all non-CFRP commercial wings are, do Winglets help.
Wow... Lipstick on a pig. Two years into commercial service and two deliveries.
PhilDur wrote:Airbus announces a new MSN format with 5 digits https://youtu.be/eLvLlEvYELs
1 …. 2066 …. MSP 2 …. 1956 …. BOS 3 …. 1851 …. ORD 4 …. 1836 …. DTW 5 …. 1086 …. EWR 6 …… 975 …. IND 7 …… 911 …. PHL 8 …… 890 …. MKE 9 …… 831 …. MDW 10 …. 820 …. JFK 11 …. 754 …. LGA 12 …. 683 …. BWI 13 …. 662 …. CLE 14 …. 623 …. BDL 15 …. 622 …. DCA 16 …. 606 …. CMH 17 …. 575 …. STL 18 …. 511 …. D...Jump to post
Boeing has no reputation or technical issue to fix here. ?!? Without knowing what happened to the aircraft there is no possible way you can state that as a fact! Despite all the blowhard rhetoric, there is every chance that this was caused by technical issues... Somebody, Why would Boeing pay to fi...Jump to post
Why would an Airline order significant number of Boeing 737-700MAX? As far as I can see, only Canada Jetlines (5), WestJet Airlines (25), Southwest Airlines (30) ordered them, so total tally is 55, out of 3.500 ordered. So what is the benefit the -700MAX holding over the -800MAX or say the CS300? R...Jump to post
I don't think it solely applies to the widebody market, the narrowbody A320/B737 may prove even more problematic for manufacturers. 60/mo productions rates are worrying, but more so for the parts suppliers who are going to have increasing price pressure from the glut of second-hand parts. Sadly I a...Jump to post
Another IndiGo A320neo delivered, just one day after the previous one: Airbus A320 -271N 7391 VT-ITQ IndiGo Airlines delivery 21mar17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDG There goes the one NEO every 9 days. ;) Seriously, what is the regulatory status of the PW1100G in India? I've read too much bad information lately...Jump to post
The debate is a bit pointless, if you look at predictions made at times when the rise of the ME3 was not predicted. If all the traffic routing between America and the Indian region would route through the European hubs, A380s would be saviours for exploding hubs, 787 and 777LR would be adding neede...Jump to post
Interesting that Malinda air is the launch operator on a very short introductory route. A mix of replacements and growth. Pretty much as expected. The added range will help. Has anyone heard fuel burn figures? The LEAP-1B has the upgraded low compressor, so it should have much better fuel burn. The ...Jump to post
Airbus did pay (in part) for the search for the AF447, didn't they? While a sad situation, too much has been spent. It is time to let it join other great mysteries. In AF447, it was believed to be an A330 defect that crashed the plane. Airbus needed to find the root cause and fix what turned out to...Jump to post
A little odd that there are so many when ops don't begin until October Quite strange indeed. First delivery remains scheduled for July, it looks like Southwest will build up a large 737 MAX fleet before putting the aircraft into service. Is WN still retiring 737 Classics prior to starting service? ...Jump to post
StrandedAtMKG wrote:If anyone should choose Pepsi for this reason, it's KE. Their logos are almost identical.
Good video, I like the caviats. In particular how the non-stop passengers are paying significantly more than the non-stop passengers. Also, that this was a premium heavy configuration. I expected to not like the video as it was a better link than my expectations. I like how they note an old Y cost t...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] There is a small niche for 4 holers among small operators with long range requirements but without the resources to get ETOPS/EDTO certification. That's only the second hand market of course, but at least it'll keep a few of them in the air for a while longer... Small victories. :ton...Jump to post
Folks: This is a discussion on the merits of cutting/keeping air service subsidies. It is *not* a discussion on: Food programs Junk food Railroads, HSR, and old land grants Military spending Politics other than as impacted by this air service Heath care other than is impacted by this air service Thi...Jump to post
The CASM model changed not too long after the contract was signed and the planes were delivered. People forget that small airports were charging twice or more the RASM of similar competitive markets. Then companies realized it was cheaper to direct employees to drive the rental car a few hours than ...Jump to post
TheLark wrote:They could hire some Spanish consultants, they have experience with building unused airports in the middle of nowhere.
As much as I personally hate to see smaller cities lose air service, EAS is a complete boondoggle. As for Alaska routes, the federal taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for them. However, it would be perfectly acceptable for the State of Alaska to subsidize such routes. States should be given the po...Jump to post
Is it a new plan if the debt, cost structure, and group think prevents rapid enough reform? The 2009 plan had merit, but it needed to be implemented quickly and adapted as the market evolved. It does no good to be ready to compete in the market of 7 years ago! Seriously, how could AZ adopt a quick a...Jump to post
What I do not understand is the following; MoM will compete with A321Neo -> latest generation engines in the low area of its markets and a A338 Regional and the 778 in the upper area of its markets both with latest generation of engines. At least in the case of A321Neo and A338 they are paid of and...Jump to post
8 abreast for only 225-260 pax? No way is that going to happen. That would require a radical fuselage shape to be economical and I just don't see Boeing doing that (I won't complain if they do, it just doesn't fir their conservative MO of late) It would be nice if people would bother to read the th...Jump to post
All depends if Airbus is willing to take another gamble on the A380 and produce an A380-850/900. It needs to be bigger to justify the expense of two extra engines. And for Airbus to pay to keep the global supply chain. The rule of thumb is every 1% increase in efficiency gains one more year of sale...Jump to post
The photo posted by emiratesdriver is from DXB not DWC as referred to in the original post. The photo is also a shot of the maintainance base. It means nothing and is totally out of context for the original post. Taking a brief look at an airfield and seeing parked aircraft and making a determinati...Jump to post
The number of parked aircraft could be also do to other factors. Seasonal demand or lack of demand. Flat or declining demand on certain routes. Staffing issues. Reducing the number of seats to improve yields. EK doesn't have the capital expenses of most airlines so parking aircraft is not as expens...Jump to post
The P-8 is assembled on a separate line for ITAR reasons, but as I understand it, they can roll commercial birds down it as well, if necessary. If this is true, Boeing could continue to build commercial 737NGs (airline and BBJ) after the three main production lines are fully dedicated to MAX produc...Jump to post
For the 737NG, at the end of February the backlog stood at 775 (1x BBJ, 6x 737-700, 81x 737-900ER, 687x 737-800), plus 27 P-8s. Assuming a production rate of 47/month, that's a minimum of 16.5 months of production (17 if we include the P-8s, but let's leave them out since they are likely to continu...Jump to post
I would love for JAX to grow. What matters is the population earning over $75,000 per year. Families that earn less simply do not fly enough. Small cities support feed to hubs and a few other places (NYC). JAX and BDL are strikingly similar. I'll agree with the above poster that JAX should see a few...Jump to post
Those that keep asking about a twin-engine version of the A380 (I'm not saying it is possible) should contemplate the B737 and, for that matter the B757, and its relationship to the B707. In many aspects they are twin versions of the 707. Yes, loads new avionics, ECP for the materials and construct...Jump to post
So what was the charter for? since KE has regular flights to DXB with A332.. As per gulfnews.com article: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/dwc-welcomes-first-a380-passenger-flight-1.1991292 "The flight was the first in a series of scheduled charter flights the airline will operate to DWC ...Jump to post
CanadaFair wrote:There is such a thing as scheduled charters.
You can add the A332/A338 to the current realistic available plane that can be used as a 767 replacement. Yes, of course. :oops: I don't think it is very realistic for UA, though. The issue of the A338 is very similar per flight costs to the A349 and worse economics on long range flights than the a...Jump to post
Congrats to Boeing. This is huge to have the certification early. My only question is how CFM allocates LEAP engines as that is the only constraint for a very rapid production ramp. Now they just need EASA certification to start first deliveries to Norwegian in May. EASA typically lags by only a lit...Jump to post
If QR thinks they are ready to go head to head with 6E and SpiceJet. Bluster won't work Agreed, but would QR actually want a major share of the domestic market? If they set up an airline in India it will be with the aim of funneling traffic to Doha while maintaining a small domestic operation to me...Jump to post
Weird AL seems to be blaming others for over-expanding. All competition is hurting and QR isn't?
If QR thinks they are ready to go head to head with 6E and SpiceJet. Bluster won't work.
What a transformation in Indian aviation over the last 5 years...
The current terminal is too small for all of FZ's operations. FZ flies 10.5m passengers a year, and the terminal at DWC has a capacity of 7 million. Once the current expansion is complete, I think the plan is to move all of FZ to DWC. But what is the current status? I'm getting cynical as I see too...Jump to post
I am curious as to the status. There should be enough room for most of FlyDubai. I suspect Dubai doesn't have the funds for the Mega expansion yet. Funny how when things turn south every manager makes the mistake of no news is good news... Excluding India, it is a regional slowdown due to low (sub ...Jump to post
I'm very excited about the E2-195. It is, in my opinion, the E2 jet with the best chance of success. E2-175, DOA (one customer who cannot operate the type due to US scope clause rules) E2-190, has sold to a number of customers, but not in great numbers E2-195, while the same as the E2-190, it has, i...Jump to post
767MAX anyone??? :stirthepot: With 2 aisles, would this be a true 2-4-2 abreast airframe? 7-abreast is regarded as too much drag for too small of an increase, but could Boeing tinker with the same dimensions of the 767 to somehow fit LD-3s side-by-side? Or can we expect a CFRP, 8-abreast fuselage s...Jump to post
I am curious as to the status. There should be enough room for most of FlyDubai. I suspect Dubai doesn't have the funds for the Mega expansion yet. Funny how when things turn south every manager makes the mistake of no news is good news... Excluding India, it is a regional slowdown due to low (sub $...Jump to post
I still cannot find any link of AA extending MD-80 service. Such big news should have a link from some analyst. Will there be a bow wave of retirements? AA discussed its 2017 fleet plan in its January investor update: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/yp9uc5x7/lan/en You can find a summary here on F...Jump to post