I don't understand why you consider EASA's certiffication is possible but FAA's not? They are pretty close, as basically the same standards apply. I doubt EASA certification is possible, al I said was that Comac might give it a try. Looks like the push for EASA cert is on. https://www.flightglobal....Jump to post
Flighty wrote:I think people are being unrealistic. China is at the beginning of a long road. In 75 years, they will be building competitive jets, you wait.
CAPA reported Vistara will be ordering 50 B777X here. http://aviationindeed.com/vistara-may-place-order-for-around-100-aircraft-by-june-capa/ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Cb4bW14f4YnRDmZm29pqYL/Jet-Vistara-to-order-200-planes--CAPA.html Aviationindeed article appears to have been written by a ...Jump to post
Just saying, both the owners of Vistara are richer than Dubai govt. (Tata Group and SQ's parent Temasek Holdings). But I suspect EK is far more important to the Dubai government than Vistara is to Tata and Temasek ;) (You have to be careful when looking at groups like Tata. Generally they are repor...Jump to post
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:Will we see a "Mine is longer then yours" sitcker on the A321NEO .
.....TSA wouldn't let me proceed with the flashlight. They said "it could be used as a weapon." Yeah, OK. What, am I likely to start clubbing people? By that same measure, any number of items commonly carried in carry-on baggage could be considered a dangerous weapon...... Once, at Manila...Jump to post
Why on this occasion is there no mobile phone Video? Google is your friend. Here you go: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3765478/shocking-moment-randy-couple-romp-on-ryanair-flight-from-manchester-to-ibiza-in-front-of-stunned-passengers/ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-...Jump to post
Just found this (Roc actually look tiny overall compared to the other four behemoths in the illustration: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/26/262231A700000578-2971112-image-a-4_1424991890770.jpg .....and the page in which it appeared in February 2015: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...Jump to post
http://time.com/4800318/stratolaunch/ but it certainly doesn't have the volume of the Hercules or AN-225. The 'Hercules' or C-130 is not even large by any measure compared to most big aircraft overall. An aircraft not even 100' long, with just over a 40,000lb payload and a max take off weight LESS ...Jump to post
BA or IAG were thinking of buying a few more not so long ago. I get the feeling there will be a few occasional orders by other airlines over the next 20 years. If your feeling does come along, then will Airbus rejig their production for a few occasional orders over 20 years ? And the supply chain w...Jump to post
Are you for real? You do know he is indeed a pilot, and has been for a long time. What's your real world occupation then? Maths and English academia?? :duck: .....Certainly it's hard to be on any kind of downer about an incident where the actions of the crew resulted in the safe return to earth of ...Jump to post
I thought there is some kind of funnel and tube plus a bucket near the rear ramp Yes, there is (with the loadmaster always warning guys with long d*cks to be careful of being sucked in, saying; "its quite painful, you know"), but with ceiling-high pallets populating the whole "aisle&...Jump to post
I had the feeling that Airbus and QR affair was a bit too much wishy washy. Did they really need to make them a first user for all the Neos and A350s? The EGO of Qatar President Plays the Major role here. Not so different with from another new elected Political President with not so different Habit...Jump to post
Better buy some extra. Don't worry, it's always in their plans. ;) Actually, I've just booked a December flight on Thai Lion Air. Hoping it will be a 739 although its seat pitch at 29" is 2 inches tighter than their 738. Reason is I've never been on a -900 and its only a short 1 hour flight af...Jump to post
Air India to buy up to 75 frames of either A320NEO or B737MAX families. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-jet-airways-aircraft-idUSKBN18W1EV Umm. You say Air India but your link says Jet Airways. Yeah :blush: Sorry about that. I will repeat what my history teacher said (100 years ago): Don't listen...Jump to post
I truely take my hat off to people who can do that in Y. :bigthumbsup: Then standby to take every stitch of your clothing off.... to me! :mrgreen: You see, I have flown quite a number of times on bench webbing "seats" for 4 to 8 hour sectors, with my knees locking my legs at a 90 degree a...Jump to post
.....Certainly it's hard to be on any kind of downer about an incident where the actions of the crew resulted in the safe return to earth of 466 passengers. Color me pedantic but if you want to put in figures, please don't pluck them off the ground or from the air for that matter. Also, don't dump ...Jump to post
I think it's getting to the stage now where we can stop feeding the troll. Let's draw a line under this thread. With due respect to both you and your opinion, the purpose of this thread, as the title clearly stated, is for Spyhunter to expound his theories on the MH incidents however far out it mig...Jump to post
Yeah elsewhere I read that only 1 fuselage will be pressurized. Whether the other side has ballast or systems is a question. To fly it in the sky seems doable from one side. However, takeoff and landing would need to rely on a video monitor from a camera that is on the aircraft's centerline, just m...Jump to post
According to the render in this pic posted a year ago by the OP, the port fuselage's nose is quiet different from that of the starboard's. So what's the reason for the change? Make economic use of the otherwise discarded nose of the second 747 and save a few dollars on designing and fabricating a ne...Jump to post
I've been travelling regionally to over ten cities on the A320s of JetStar, TigerAir, CebuPacific and AirAsia for the past 15 years; averaging about 14 flights annually. Not much difference in comfort level or lack thereof in all four LCCs with their common cramping in of 180 pax in single class. Mo...Jump to post
1337Delta764 wrote:.... those letters be skipped?
How about beer? At times when I was given only a cup of it, I'll ask for a full can and I was hardly ever refused. . . . I didn't actually want it all and ended up pitching probably 1/3rd of the can. Good call. I mean with a name like IPFreely you probably shouldn't be drinking too much soda. :lol: ...Jump to post
jeffrey0032j wrote:The Boeing 929 exists, and is a passenger carrying model.
How about this wrench being thrown in..start recycling the 7x7 again. With the variants being out of production for so long, why can't they be reused? Granted we are enthusiasts on here, but will the majority of the public know they are on a "707" again? Based on their decision to appeal ...Jump to post
I thought they already announced they are going straight to the 9x9 names? I can't remember where I read that, but it's on here somewhere. I believe that won't happen as I explained previously: there are lots of 9 they can use. I doubt they care at all. The Boeing 808 seems pretty much the same thi...Jump to post
I was fortunate to do two flights on Thai's A345 from BKK to LA and back more than 10 years ago (also Thai A346s to Frankfurt a few times). Very comfortable and enjoyable even in the Y class that I was on. And I was still in the air an hour or so from BKK on the day, hour and down to the minute of m...Jump to post
So all expectations will be built on Hope.
They must be Rogue One fans.
Boeing could always switch to letters: 7A7, 7B7 etc...and keep the X-Y-Z letters for planes in design mode. The world will probably end or we'll all be teleporting by the time they get to 7W7. :cheeky: The 7E7 was early name of the 787. It's already established internally. They will just use letter...Jump to post
there are lots of 9 they can use. I doubt they care at all. The Boeing 808 seems pretty much the same thing they make the 797 which doesn't seem like it will be anytime soon. I'll bet there won't be any Boeing 9x9 planes. COMAC seems to have "trademarked" that series. The single aisle 919...Jump to post
johns624 wrote:Zudnic wrote:Yes, most of us are Gentiles, but there are also Jews, Muslims and Hindus, along with a few atheists.I'm mostly a lurker, be gentile...
mig17 wrote:Pretty sure there will not be a 777-10X.
According to reports, SIA is/was interested in a potential A350-2000/777-10X stretch, which indicates they want something larger to help bridge the gap between the 77W and A380 (or possible eventual A380 replacement). The A350-1000 would fit the exact same number of seats as their 77W (especially s...Jump to post
It's not like you can use the other aisle on a widebody to get to your seat anyway. When the FA's is doing meal service, both aisle will be blocked. Though you are generally correct in these statements, I beg to differ a little here as there are always exceptions. On a WB with a 3-seat centre row, ...Jump to post
Quality article there, not mentioning that the C919 is years away from certification ! I like this gem in particular : Last year, COMAC displayed a 280-seat model of the widebody aircraft with a range of 120,000 km (74,565 miles) at China’s Zhuhai Airshow. 120,000km is crazy and you'v multipled the...Jump to post
I like this gem in particular : Last year, COMAC displayed a 280-seat model of the widebody aircraft with a range of 120,000 km (74,565 miles) at China’s Zhuhai Airshow. Perhaps the journalist is giving a hint of some secret performance specs. Soon it will be revealed that the C919 is meant to ulti...Jump to post
Pretty cool feat for the 787. I think this is the first time that 1 airline will have operated all 3+ variants of the widebody (if going by length) family. UA, NH and BA soon will. And maybe Scoot too. They are currently operating both the -8 and -9. Parent SQ has 30 -10s on the books, with 19 more...Jump to post
Sure, send you a PM with my address, looking forward to receiving it. I will make the first toast to your health. And the second to me. ;) Spyhunter, I'm joining you in the ranks of published author pretty soon. :) Two years in the making, including more than a year of production delays due to spon...Jump to post
ytz wrote:I would love to see how the bootlickers react to that.
Chaostheory wrote:I recommend Asimov's The Dawn of Robots too. A fantastic read.
Now, now, let's be nice to UAL747422. Since he just became a member he hasn't had time to read 2,000 posts. He could very well have read them all as a lurker and just registered to let off his accumulated steam. Either way, why let the truth cloud his misguided Alternative Facts. Leave him to his d...Jump to post
To mark the start of operations, Norwegian intends to offer one-way Singapore-to-London fares starting from S$199 for economy class, and premium-class tickets from S$839, inclusive of all fees and taxes, according to the press release. Saw this on the local Channel New Asia site and went to check i...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Are you an attorney?
Some facts here.....they weren't United Crew members who were deadheading....they were United Express Crew Members who work for an airline called Republic Airlines. Not United. They fly for under contract for United as United Express. Another thing.....United employees didn't beat the Dr. up. It wa...Jump to post
What Messiah! I'm parodying Anakin.Jump to post