LCY will go down this route in a years time I believe.
https://www.londoncityairport.com/news/ ... h-aviation
The codeshare system has done little to cut hub airport capacity issues. All it has done is increase frequency, using smaller a/c, such as 747 replaced by 787. Thought should be given to encouraging airlines to share metal, on some routes that have high frequency and capacity problems at both ends. ...Jump to post
I don't buy all this environmental crap whenever airport expansion is mentioned. If the wildlife like it so much being next to a busy, noisy and polluted airport, that implies the effects on the environment are plain wrong. By expanding into the Bay, you are simply creating a new habitat, not destro...Jump to post
Have there ever been or will there ever be future expansion at both JFK and SFO, by reclaiming land from the Bay area surrounding them both?
Considering how important both airports are, I am very surprised by the lack of future planning. It would have been a lot easier decades ago, than now.
Video of a blocl of ice landing in West London.
https://news.sky.com/story/watch-moment ... r-11242500
The world population was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion as of December 2017. The United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.8 billion by the year 2100. Global warming, climate change, sea-levels rising is all a nonsense with this level of population growth. Aviation is literally ...Jump to post
Joe Patroni: Who do ya think you're talking to, some kid that fixes bicycles?
I know every inch of the 707! Take the wings off this and you could use it as a TANK!
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot. Capt.
As a matter of interest, when will A & B both decide they cannot stretch these tube designs any further? and go for a full double-bubble 12 or 16 AB fuselage. Would it generate enough lift, or would the span be too great?Jump to post
It was a practice run for the AF A320 flight into the trees a few years later. What could possibly go wrong? Accidental touchdown on the grass, followed by speed-brake deployed, veering off to the left on the uneven ground while the engines take an age to spool up.Jump to post
I don't get the talk about Gatwick effectively having a second runway available if the main one is obstructed. In the real world, 3 years ago, a VS 744 carried out an emergency landing after the MLG failed to deploy properly. The Aircraft stopped slap bang in the middle of the runway (ie not obstru...Jump to post
Joe Patroni would back that right up, using only reverse thrust on the one remaining 'good' engine.Jump to post
Perhaps the plan now is to tow her inside the enlarged T5 or even T2, once T1 finally gives up the fight.
It doesn't need to hang from the ceiling. Just elevate her on 3m legs with public access from an 'air bridge' as if at the gate. Perhaps a 'Concorde Experience' inside.
Lucky it wasn't a VC-10, or the sh*t really would have hit the fan.Jump to post
This is a good idea. They should also shorten the 3rd runway, so it does not cross the M25/M4 slip roads too.
Ultimately, I think T3 and T4 will be demolished, in favour of a complete 'toast rack' of new satellites over the central area. Cars having been banished to outside the perimeter fence.
A quick Google of return fares between London and Boston, for the 6th February 2018. On Norwegian the Y fare on a brand new B789 is £220 return. London (all airports) to Boston, USA (BOS) American American 7h 40m from £2,039 Finnair Finnair 7h 40m from £2,039 Iberia Iberia 7h 40m from £2,039 Britis...Jump to post
A quick Google of return fares between London and Boston, for the 6th February 2018. On Norwegian the Y fare on a brand new B789 is £220 return. London (all airports) to Boston, USA (BOS) American American 7h 40m from £2,039 Finnair Finnair 7h 40m from £2,039 Iberia Iberia 7h 40m from £2,039 British...Jump to post
Arrivals use the four stacks most of the day down to 070, where they are vectored back over London in a Z pattern from the north or south. All departing aircraft have to stay low, except those flying west. Most however head east, so have to fit in with arrivals before climbing. They also have to fit...Jump to post
There must be a better way to get departures climbing and arrivals descending, without conflicting with each other. Take LHR as an example. There are four holding patterns around Heathrow, which means departures are boxed in before they even leave the ground, then spend 30 miles at 5800' to stay bel...Jump to post
Why doesn't Airbus offer BA a lease on 12 new build A380s, possibly taking some EK deliveries over the next two years.
BA still using 744s on East Coast US is a little embarrassing.
It would be a brand new plane and not a stretch anymore. You are in effect asking for a 757 competitor, Airbus will not move unless Boeing does go ahead with the MoM and if demand is there. They've been burned once with the A380. I don't see the comparison. The A380 is an outsized aircraft. It was ...Jump to post
Ryanair has far more offensive advertising and comments from its CEO than this. For BA this is another public relations fail coming on top of other and more serious issues from staff, financial, treatment of passengers. "Public relations fail" Why? Not everyone in this world is easily off...Jump to post
It just needs a clean and a swap of title to Air France.Jump to post
It's now up to the UK, US and EU to throw the Zimbabwe leadership a lifeline, in terms of investment, construction, tourism, and trade (both ways). The country should also drop its Visa requirement to encourage this. If it remains a safe place to travel, and they can fill the shelves in shops, touri...Jump to post
As a matter of interest, what would be the aerodynamic and control effect (if any), of one breaking off in flight? Would the crew need to retract the other one, or could it just be left down? Wouldn't it then generate too much lift, especially during the approach?Jump to post
They could always set fire to it, see if the fire suppression works, then give the all clear or not!
Kill two birds with one match.
I would probably take a trip if it were a 748. LH should sub a few 744s to get more of us lot on-board. Do you see what I did there?Jump to post
Today, is the 40th anniversary of Concorde entering service with BA & AF in 1977. The UK had a long history of great aircraft design and production, both civil and military, but what went wrong? We seem to be going backwards. Even Canada still has an aircraft industry. Here are just a few types ...Jump to post
What exactly is the problem with the environmental lobby, about land filling a few hundred meters of the Bay? Surely they know there is one of America's busiest airports there already. A new runway further out, would simply close an existing one. What damage would it do to the Bay floor? and think o...Jump to post
How many Cseries could Montreal build per month? If orders continue to trickle in, who will make the decision about a second production line, and where will it be?
I presume the US (Airbus), is not an option under this administration. Perhaps Northern Ireland backed by the UK Government?
If Boeing need some 'new' design ideas and inspiration, then look back to the Vulcan and Victor. We are soooo bored of a tube with two hairdryers attached.Jump to post
You will upset the Greens with all this talk of flying these very short distances. They would much rather (UK) we all spend £36+ Billion on a new High Speed Rail line (HS2), so the few that can afford it (top 2%) leave their cars at home. It will also take 15 years to build phase one. Probably 25 ye...Jump to post
But in a ditching, 4 main doors could be underwater! See US Airways Flight 1549.Jump to post
MSN 7877 has been moved to the next phase of assembly. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37895453022_9a708d499a_z.jpg A321neo Airbus Industrie D-AVZO by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr What are the reasons behind the deletion of door L2? What is the consensus of opinion as to whether it is a good idea s...Jump to post
Is AF any nearer getting this bird back to France for repair, or will some of the repair be carried out at Goose Bay? What is the latest plan, and has any work been done yet to remove the engine?
It must be costing AF quite a bit just sitting there getting cold.
We used to fly the Lydd Airport (Kent) to Le Touquet (France) car ferry air service, back in the late 1960s.
It was a 15 minute flight with the car. Now it's a 2h 35m drive through the hole.
It would have been a struggle for a car back then.
The L1011 nearly took out RR, or was it the other way round.Jump to post