"We are single engine and... that's it," she says when ZNY asks for a bit more detail. I don't think I heard her say anything about possible decomp at that point but surely they knew at that stage. I was perplexed by this as well. They never mentioned the decompression during any of the c...Jump to post
The controller needed to slow down and talk less, to everyone. Kidding right?! ............ No, not kidding at all. Well you should have been. At a busy airport like this, when such an emergency occurs, the controller has a huge amount of reorganising to do, aside from assisting the aircraft with t...Jump to post
This is why they are able to start new routes from regional airports using 777s or A380s - often from airports that other airlines can't justify serving, even with RJs. I almost blew coffee out my nose. Can you please tell me what airport EK is serving that others won't with an RJ ? I mean, clearly...Jump to post
To make a profit one has to first cover the cost. Again, you are looking a a route in isolation. EK don't care about the low yield O&D traffic. Yes, in common with just about every airline out there, there will be plenty of loss-making passengers. But EK are making good profits as a whole by ha...Jump to post
A380 costs $24000/hr carries 525, a 737/a320 costs $6000/hr carries 189 passengers. Who has the lowest operating cost, can offer lower fares and has the flexibility to adjust frequency or route. Not the one with highest trip-cost and 400 employees/plane. It is the airline with the lowest trip cost ...Jump to post
I'm not convinced that these restrictions will have as much of an impact as many people seem to think. There can't be that many routes that the affected aircraft are currently being used on that will be impossible to operate with ETOPS140... ETOPS-140 could have an impact on some TPAC operations. A...Jump to post
I'm not convinced that these restrictions will have as much of an impact as many people seem to think. There can't be that many routes that the affected aircraft are currently being used on that will be impossible to operate with ETOPS140, perhaps with a bit of route tweaking, or aircraft swapping. ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Sending an A380 on a 2hr 30min turn around (or) on a 14 hr ULH with whole sections blocked off is not a sign of well-run numbers business.
No, he/she was passing it as an achievement at LHR. Not the way I read it (i.e. with an open mind), he wasn't. With money sources from oil-based neighbors dwindling down Great, here we go again. Apart from the small amount of start-up funding, EK have only ever raised funds on the open market. EK i...Jump to post
How do you estimate poor management as a budgetary item in your development project? Well the way I've always done it is: 1) Ask said managers for their estimate 2) Double it 3) Double it again 4) Add 50% for contingencies 5) Double it again ¿Que? You got any sources for that? I am pretty sure ther...Jump to post
Just a reminder, you are the one who bought up the LHR noise level issue He merely mentioned it as an explanation as to why EK has some lower MTOW versions of the A380. You are the one who tried to turn it into some sort of "our aircraft is less noisy than your aircraft" pissing contest, ...Jump to post
The market price for planes is not set by development cost at all. Er .... yes, it is. Any manager of a publicly listed company who, when setting sales prices, failed to factor in the cost of bringing the product to market, would be breaking the law. Development costs most definitely are factored i...Jump to post
the money is made UNDER 10 hrs. But the same is true of just about every long-range aircraft type. For someone who claims to fly for them, you seem to be very ignorant of exactly how EK works. The vast majority of EK's traffic is connecting traffic, so even if some routes are being operated at brea...Jump to post
Increasing maximum takeoff weight of the A330NEO doesn't improve fuel burn it makes it worse. Lots of people get this wrong. Well you got the second part right. MTOW and fuel burn are totally unrelated. MTOW is just a number on some paperwork. An increase in MTOW only affects fuel burn if you use t...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:The only think we learned is that managers rarely talk bad about products they just bought.
Sorry, but did I miss something? I've seen many claim this, but where's the proof? Sure, it may be cheaper than the 787, but the latter offers better range and its seating layout is more convenient for airlines. If the A330neo was better than the 787 wouldn't the airlines have ordered it instead? W...Jump to post
The biggest issue for Boeing, as I see it, is that it is not raw Titanium that they are getting from Russia but partially/fully finished parts. Switching suppliers to elsewhere, even if other sources could be found, would, IMO, take quite a long time and badly disrupt aircraft production. Let's hope...Jump to post
This would make things rather difficult for Boeing if they decide to go ahead with it:
https://www.rt.com/business/424003-russ ... -titanium/
Nowhere near enough alternative supply elsewhere.
In retrospect, I believe the OP meant to use the word, retroactively... I think the word you're looking for is "retroactive" Is there really any need to be so petty? I'm sure we all understood the point the OP was making. But, if you really want to argue the point, I'm sure you are all wr...Jump to post
Share price 5% down today, wtf? Results are below expectations, thus stock market reacts negative. Operating profit of €3,015m failed to live up to expectations of €3.046bn in the year to 31 December 2017. Funny, isn't it? Profit was ~€30m/1% below expectations so the market wipes ~€500m/5% off the...Jump to post
This is Airbus' order to lose... ??? The order has already gone to Boeing. This is definitely one for Boeing to lose. Personally, I think it is highly unlikely that Boeing will lose this order unless either (a) Boeing screw up on getting the 77X up to spec and/or suffer significant delivery delays,...Jump to post
So what is the issue with the GE9X. I have no idea. Article says: The GE9X issue is related to the lever arms that actuate the rows of variable stator vanes (VSV) that modulate flow through the 11-stage high-pressure compressor (HPC). “The GE9X team had a test finding in the HPC during a demonstrat...Jump to post
DTWLAX wrote:So out of 13 operators, 9 are serving SYD. Who are the other 4 operators not flying the A380 to SYD? I can think of AF, BA and LH. Who is the fourth?
based on Boeing's public claim of capturing 50% of the 100-150 seat market with the MAX7. I personally think that one reason that the ITC found against Boeing is that Boeing are claiming a market segment that doesn't really exist. It seems to me that the "100-150" segment has been created...Jump to post
Good place to go and see where A380s are currently flying to/from is: http://www.iflya380.com Shows where each of the 13 operators send their frames and which operators serve each of the 60 cities with a380 service. It does, unfortunately, combine data for airports serving the same city (e.g. LON, N...Jump to post
You really needed to start a thread to ask a question like that when you can get the answer in 10 seconds via google, or on the Boeing website??? Bit strange also asking for "how many ... have been delivered" to exclude those that "were never delivered" - I would have thought tha...Jump to post
Based on my personal experience, I'm pretty sure that the main factor keeping pricing "honest" is the airlines.Jump to post
There is no way Virgin can pay off a brand new A380 with the low yielding holidag traffic, Why not? If they can fill the seats, even to a slightly lower load factor (and there is no reason to suppose that they could not manage this on some of their holiday routes), the cost per seat would be lower ...Jump to post
This is not a game you will ever win at. There is a huge amount of data and clever decision making behind which coupons will get printed, and when, and it is all based on analysis of your detailed spending history, including your usage of previously issued coupons. By using the coupons, you will sim...Jump to post
the B757. which was a better airplane and a more capable airplane than the A321 was even in it's outdated analog design. With the B797 digitally reworked from the B767 a digitally reworked B757 would STILL be a winner. because it's NOT like Airbus had an airplane that was "so good" they c...Jump to post
douwd20 wrote:Had there been no Emirates and it's unique place geographically the A380 would already be in the cemetery.
And in this two horse race, this thread came first:
The quads burn a lot of fuel, far more then the twins. Of course the A380 burns a lot more fuel. Just about the same as TWO 787s burn. If you have more load than a 777, you'll be flying TWO planes (= four engines) if you aren't using a quad . . . (or leaving the balance to the competition). Oh stop...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:res that last dozen posts: smaller planes get bigger, very large planes get fewer.
I am not sure that the west wind is so much problem for a direct flight from SYD to LHR. The great circle route in a direct flight is hundreds of miles north of the conventional route stopping in DXB or SIN. The great circle takes you over Urumqi in China and Moscow, so in a direct flight should st...Jump to post
Since I've never been at Terminal 7, I got curious about it's layout, so I had a look at Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Terminal+7,+Jamaica,+NY+11430,+USAemail@example.com,-73.7838324,438m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c266f787005f39:0xd1b3608e88ec275e!8m2!3d40.6495623!4d-73.7827185 I know ...Jump to post
Hub and spoke is fading ????? Except for a couple of occasions due to major global events, passenger traffic through hubs has been growing year-on-year for over 30 years. The worlds major hubs are busier than ever and there are more major hubs than ever before. A quick look at any IATA annual repor...Jump to post
So are you saying that crew and passengers prefer the A321 to the 737-10? That is a bold claim. Where is your source? For me as a passenger, the 737 feels exactly like the A321.You are just saying that because you are a Airbus fanboy I never made any claim as to what the passengers prefer (though t...Jump to post
Just an arithmetic note: For EK to have a hundred 380s flying, but buying 6 a year it needs to fly each 380 16.5+ years. I believe that the 6-rate is currently just a study, rather than a definite decision - they have announced a cut to rate 8 from next year and, with one or two additional top-up o...Jump to post
My own opinion, based on the data that I have seen is that the MAX-10 has up-to a couple of % advantage on short missions and that the 321neo has up-to 5% advantage on longer missions. But let's just go with the opinion of the article in the opening post, that the operating economics are very simil...Jump to post
I know what I talk about. Perhaps, but you are forgetting a few things ... By the way, SYD-LHR is 9200NM great circle. ... that is still air, straight line distance. In reality, flying that route will require to take into account the ability to cope with winds/weather year-round, and the fact that ...Jump to post
While an airline replacing 747s with smaller, more efficient planes grabs the headlines here, the growth in average plane size is being driven from the bottom end up. MD-80s, 737-300s & 700s are being replaced by A320s, 737-800s or MAX8s, 767s are making way for 787s and the ever-increasing num...Jump to post
My own opinion, based on the data that I have seen is that the MAX-10 has up-to a couple of % advantage on short missions and that the 321neo has up-to 5% advantage on longer missions. But let's just go with the opinion of the article in the opening post, that the operating economics are very simila...Jump to post
And some of the finest aircraft I've ever flown have been financial disasters - the VC-10, for example. The ultimate example being Concorde - an amazing achievement, awesome aircraft to fly in, but a huge financial disaster. Very glad they did it though. I'm also not certain that any of these "...Jump to post
airzona11 wrote:Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size.
Except the OP was specifically asking why it doesn't sell in "more densely populated countries". Why specifically ask for "Densely Populated Country" if not for short-haul "shuttle-type" operation? No, I'm pretty sure that the OP was asking why it didn't sell in more o...Jump to post
I've read somewhere India has already passed China... But they are very poor and you can't transport pax on the roof of a plane like they do on their trains. Sure Chinese will buy them and India too when their aviation will develop. On the roof? Don't give Ryanair or Spirit any ideas. Ryanair would...Jump to post