I once stumbled across information that alleged that A300,A310,A330 per type have by design common engine interfacing but nobody ever uses that for a manufacturer change. Any body in the "better" know ? Then: one A380 has been converted between engine offers ( one of the prototypes, no id...Jump to post
This is an interesting analysis on the entire redesign: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_identity_and_livery_for_lufthansa_done_in_house.php What a load of bollocks. Well, that's a helpful contribution to the discussion, isn't it? The link provided is a serious top to b...Jump to post
PA110 wrote:This is an interesting analysis on the entire redesign: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_identity_and_livery_for_lufthansa_done_in_house.php
Straying off topic a bit (sorry...), it seems to me that EK could reasonably be described as a mass people mover (hence huge fleets of A380s and 777-300ERs and a "pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap" mentality) whereas QR is that rare thing these days - an airline.
I know which I prefer.
QR have positioned themselves a couple of levels above EK. This. For all that people talk about EK's "brand", I do not personally see them as a premium airline, especially in economy. QR, on the other hand, most certainly is. Quite so. I try hard to avoid EK. I always fly QR when I can. C...Jump to post
By chance, BOAG is the one Concorde I flew on. LHR-JFK in July 1997. Wonderful.Jump to post
Still as iconic as ever. And both Concorde and Tornado powered by RR!Jump to post
Purely from a passenger point of view, a switch from an A340 to a 777 is a retrograde step and I hope they don't do it. Sorry, but you’re a couple years too late on this one. They’ve already replaced a number if their A340s with 77Ws. Indeed. But this thread is about whether they will add any more....Jump to post
What 's the latest news on QR's MSN #s 100, 106, 114 and 126? Are these the four frames that they have refused, or are they still expected to take delivery of them? The ones the said they wouldn't take and then said they would are MSNs 63, 78, 90 and 100. The first three were all delivered last yea...Jump to post
Some people above are worried about IndiGo coping with the growing competition. All I can say is that if they can replicate in long-haul what they've done in short-haul it's the others who should be worried. I left India after two years. Had I stayed I would have insisted on IndiGo every time I flew...Jump to post
Several good responses above. The A332/A333/A343/A346 fleet is hardly the problem. There's considerable flexibility there and each type can be flown at a profit. Many airlines prove that every day. Oneworld really isn't an option. BA are too dominant and, as mentioned, there's the Comair franchise. ...Jump to post
So B-LAD(776) is staying with CX fleet? Do you know the quit dates for the frame? General Information will be: A330-342 MSN675 B-LAC CX July/2019 A330-342 MSN895 B-LAG CX A330-342 MSN915 B-LAH CX A330-342 MSN959 B-LAI CX A330-343 MSN978 9V-STA SQ A330-343 MSN983 9V-STB SQ A330-343 MSN1132 9V-STO SQ...Jump to post
I've flown SAA quite a bit over the past couple of years and it seems to me that they are in melt-down. The long-haul Business Class product is declining rapidly and cancellations of short-haul flights are becoming more common. I'd avoid them if I could.Jump to post
cledaybuck wrote:MrBren wrote:Engines?According to this article http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2018/02/11/97002-20180211FILWWW00097-20-a380-vendus-a-emirates.php, the Emirates order for 20 A380 has been firmed up this Sunday.
I still don't see why they needed to change their livery but I think I'll get used to this one. I may even end up liking it...Jump to post
With A330s. Good. Much my favourite Indian airline. I wish them every success.Jump to post
okjet wrote:D-ABYA out of the paint shop at FCO. I am very disappointed if this is the final livery.
http://www.facebook.com/prgairside/phot ... =3&theater
It wasn't non-rev but my wife (then an employee with Swissair) and I flew LHR-JFK for 1/10th of the lowest price in 1997. It was an offer to any airline (as far as I know). Don't know if it was a standing thing or a one-off. No special dress code. In those days we had to dress up for any ID90 flight...Jump to post
Very interesting. I lived for four years in Tanzania and I'm now into my third year of living in Namibia - sorry, Nambia. There is no doubt that the African market is a mess. (There was an issue of The Economist in February 2016 that had a good piece about this.) And, mostly, it's a self-inflicted m...Jump to post
QR is keeping its planes....
Still a few more days to go but has anyone else noticed that 2017 is going to be the year when there were more A350s built and delivered than 777s? Let that sink in for a moment.Jump to post
IT'S CALLED 35K GODDAMNIT!!!!! Does it really matter? I cannot much be bothered with the 77W, 35K or whatever. It's perfectly easy just to write 777-300ER or A350-1000 and I actually think it's more pleasing to the eye. But bottom line, you know what someone means when they write 351 so why the tan...Jump to post
China Southern's first 14 A330s (a mixture of -200s and -300s) built between 2005 and 2008 had RR. For follow-up orders they switched to PW. It was rumoured at the time that even PW were surprised about this. These 26 planes were built between 2010 and 2017. Then in October 2015 (two years ago) they...Jump to post
Where did they go wrong? They and SAA used to be the premier African airlines. Times change, eh? Sad.Jump to post
aca36 wrote:Air Canada uses some GECAS planes and leases all their engines from GE.
KarelXWB wrote:The airline said it has had very attractive offers from bankrupt European airlines.
flee wrote:PM wrote:flee wrote:Why would you say that?MAB does not seem to have a very good relationship with RR
From their experience dealing with RR on the A380s.
JerseyFlyer wrote:It also strangely says the Malaysian govt will try to persuade Air Asia to use GE engines!
flee wrote:Why would you say that? Jump to postMAB does not seem to have a very good relationship with RR
fcogafa wrote:But surely very good news for RR - 90 engines vs. 70! Jump to postIs 45 x 900s worth the same as 35 x 1000s? If so, not much gain for Airbus
Pratt & Whitney's $10 billion bet on a new jet engine is faltering after a troubled rollout, and buyers are rushing to a General Electric model instead. The GE turbine has won 10 times as many orders this year to power a narrow-body Airbus plane on which the two suppliers compete head to head. ...Jump to post
I'm told by a reliable source (within the airline) that QR are delaying plans to go daily to WDH (where I live) because of shortage of frames. I suppose that's not incompatible with cancelling four planes down the line but I still don't get it.Jump to post
Is it still EK's intention to hang RR engines on the 787 if it's the chosen frame?Jump to post
MSN 121 CI #7 got special decals applied after delivery: https://imagr.eu/up/c63ei_20347252_247255125788229_7324016316061319168_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BXF3YugD1m2/ https://imagr.eu/up/4pbmE_N170728931.jpg http://www.wingtips.tw/news_detail.asp?UID=84 I went to Taiwan just to see that bir...Jump to post
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I live in Windhoek and I can't wait to do this flight to St. Helena. Bring it on!Jump to post
jasoncrh wrote:this is horrible. does not hold a candle to the splendid air France safety video:
I recently flew JNB-CDG-MAN and back on AF. Changing planes at CDG (which I was dreading) ended up being very easy. But the AF lounge was a shambles. It was completely overwhelmed. For hours there was NO food. They'd bring out, say, a plate of cold meat (that's all) and it was scoffed in 90 seconds....Jump to post
6 passengers in C or 6 passengers on the whole aircraft? A couple of years ago WDH only saw widebody service from DE and SW. I was convinced then it could use one or two additional airlines servicing WDH, the tourist potential is there in Namibia. QR, ET and KL (as a tag-on from LAD) indeed filled ...Jump to post