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
Concorde probably bought about the demise of the UK aircraft industry. Only the BAe146 built since and we all know how well that went.Jump to post
Perhaps they should make the last page the default, rather than the first. So when you click on a thread you go straight to the latest news, rather than page one, two years ago! I too believe having the same long threads (see page 80) all the time, makes this site very boring, and any 'new topic' po...Jump to post
Come 2025, Boeing will be offering the 707-X, 727-X, 757-X, 767-X, 777-X and the 787-2000XJump to post
Sums up civil aviation design generally. Since Concorde, it's been going backwards.
It's time to move away from a tube with two hairdryers chaps.
If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...Jump to post
If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed.Jump to post
Surely a take-off at empty weight on three engines, with enough fuel to get to Iceland, then Prestwick, and then on to Toulouse is possible? It would just need reduced thrust on engine number 2, to compensate for having no engine number 4. It could probably even take off as a twin at a push at these...Jump to post
Perhaps Airbus might prefer to rename them....
It won't happen, but wouldn't it be great if the UK Government were to buy it, and get back into building aircraft here in the UK again.Jump to post
So did the 787. It too was five years late. Both were launched around 2004 - 2006. Why the disparity?Jump to post
How did the much delayed and problematic B787 get to 600 deliveries vs around 120 A350s?
I thought they were conceived around the same time.Just interested.
With so many old 744s due for retirement, I wonder if BA will soon donate a complete example to IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A program on BBC4 last night about VX having her D check at BA Cardiff, also showed a white 744 being destroyed and recycled. Lets hope they keep one. http://www.iwm.org.uk/vi...Jump to post
The CSeries is NOT a trend setter. It is a seriously troubled program with little support. Hence the need to dump the product to DL. The A320NEO and 737MAX are trend setters. Well my friend, quite the opposite I think. The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a botherso...Jump to post
This is nonsense, 5.5 degrees is not steep, it's 2 degrees more than normal and into the prevailing wind. The only difference is the final 200' and the flare. LCY use it every few minutes over terrain, with more than a dozen a/c types, in most weather onto a very short runway surrounded by water. It...Jump to post
London City uses the 5.5 degree mostly to adhere to TERPS (https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1029266 -although this is for US it should be similar for UK since its mostly draw from ICAO annex 10). If Canary Warf wasn't there it woul...Jump to post
The reason I ask is that London City use 5.5 degrees quite happily, yet LHR has to stick with 3.3 degrees. This means that 70% of the time aircraft are crossing the city quite low to reach Heathrow on westerly operations. As more pilots are trained on steeper approaches, it makes sense for LHR to of...Jump to post
This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton, UK received a “suspected hoax security alert”. London airspace had to be closed during the security alert. All traffic at London Stansted a...Jump to post
Designing a completely new engine is always risky for a company like RR. But with around 17,500 used A320s and 737s frames flying, there must be a market out there for them to rejoin. For me, the used market is far larger than a new build, so why do engine manufacturers avoid it? It cannot be that h...Jump to post
It makes you wonder how an airline like Monarch can go under, yet we are left with the likes of Ryanair. A brewery couldn't be run any worse.Jump to post
Close up picture of #4 engine https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLHg7mXXcAAHVZ1.jpg https://twitter.com/OlivierJoffet/status/914759522933198848 Looking at the closeup today, which way would the debris have been thrown? Up/down? It looks like it exploded and managed to virtually clear the wing, engine #3 ...Jump to post
For this amount of damage and the apparent clean break, something close to the center shaft must have suddenly seized up and stopped rotating without warning. Then the entire front high bypass fan stopped, snapped off and fell away, probably in less than one second. As a matter of interest, would th...Jump to post
You do realize that double engine failure at cruise altitude is extremely rare, and (to my knowledge) unheard of on modern 2-holers, right? Look at the 767, 777, A330, 757, A320 family, and 737. They do happen, BA 777 into LHR, SQ A330 to PVG, BI 787 into MNL. And US Airways A320 to Hudson River......Jump to post
Presumably, they won't be flying them anywhere near London, with the average weather and ATC delay of 20-30 minutes. What reserves would they have, an hour? Then what?Jump to post
If Boeing were to scale down the exact 787-8/9/10 design, to a 7 abreast, twin aisle with 757 performance, they would be onto a winner.
It would be cheap to develop too.