Is all this because with the thinner hotter air the engine does not provide enough thrust to get the plane in the air? Yes It is just as much a matter of the wings being less effective, requiring a higher speed to provide the necessary amount of lift. Correct. And that is where Max Tire Speed becom...Jump to post
I wonder how much more KEF can handle before the seams burst. They just keep adding more and more service. Well it pretty much came apart at the seams last summer, so should only get worse this year! ORD with its looong turnaround/taxi times will be a challenge for the slow flying 321 to make the r...Jump to post
Here is an article (in Dutch) about a well respected Dutch pilot and columnist for that website switching from Emirates to Norwegian. http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/72/algemeen/columnist-jan-cocheret-van-emirates-naar-norwegian He'll be based in Fort Lauderdale flying a 787. Has fl...Jump to post
What Boeing is pitching to potential "MOM" customers these days is NOT a variation of the 787. Nuff said.Jump to post
No airline flying to Iceland uses a frame as small as the C100. Furthermore no steep approach or departure is necessary. REK would handle a 787-800 or an A320 quite well. RKV's longest runway can handle a 787-8 to mainland Europe without a significant weight penalty? The A320 is a pipe dream, there...Jump to post
planeguy wrote:I may be flamed for posing this question, but how feasible would it be for a lo-co like Ryanair to serve Reykjavik's domestic terminal (RKV) instead (alongside Air Iceland)?
EK is not the only carrier that has felt a slowdown in booking to the USA. And same thing happened post 9/11. A lot of people will avoid the hassle factor and vacation elsewhere.Jump to post
I don't think I buy that a DC-8-63 burns less than a 707-320B. It's bigger, heavier, and has the same engines. According to Flight 1972 707-320B - 885 km/h - 5375 kg/h DC-6-83 - 875 km/h - 5400 kg/h at the maximum take-off weight and max range average fuel burn is 707-320B - 5050 kg/h - 5.94 kg/km ...Jump to post
Well, conveniently that picture does not show the archaic overhead panel covered in the skin, hair and blood of all the pilots that have smacked their heads against it... Fixed that for you! :wink2: Regardless of the cockpit designed for midgets, I look forward to seeing the -9 in service. Thanks s...Jump to post
They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!. Completely inaccurate. However - Regardless of whatever perceived or imagined shortcomings this new derivative may have, I am happy to see her roll out. Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to m...Jump to post
With PVDs 7100' (2184m) runway, PVD-BGO will be a payload restricted flight in summer temps. Pie in the sky.Jump to post
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 09406.html
If if happens, which I doubt, it would not bode well for TATL operators.
But given the atmosphere in the White House, anything is possible...
Norwegian is to launch 50 New routes in total this year and hire 2000 New employes globally. http://e24.no/naeringsliv/norwegian-air-shuttle/kjos-fikk-groent-lys-i-usa-naa-ruller-norwegian-ut-nye-ruter-over-atlanterhavet/23932580 You mean 2000 contractors, not employees. Employees have benefits, va...Jump to post
^I think you're right, given the many configurations. I personally like the three-bulb 777/787/748 one the best, it tells you how far away the plane is and what its pitch angle is relative to your line of sight to it. Single-bulbs like on most Airbii are useless for ranging. Scary. Use your TCAS or...Jump to post
I think this is the umpteenth thread about Norwegian from Cork to USA. And nothing tangible has ever come out. Will it ever happen?Jump to post
The point is, while the 737-8 holds its own, the 737-9 gets its butt kicked and I am afraid the 737-10 will not help much. If the changes to the landing gear on the -10 Max can also be applied to the -9 Max, the -9 Max could improve its field performance and be quite useful for longer range 737 rou...Jump to post
From the FlightGlobal article: The proposed 737 Max 10 retains the 28,000lb-thrust CFM International Leap-1B and accepts a slightly higher maximum take-off weight And therein lies the challenge. MTOW take-offs will be interesting, unless the new landing gear will be "spring loaded" to toss...Jump to post
So operating around 53% of routes they have tried. Would have thought the success rate would be higher. But hard to tell when carriers drop routes. No pomp and circumstance around that.Jump to post
You shouldn't use the PW chart, as the PW engines are almost as efficient as historical steam engines. With CF6 and an OEW of 85000kg I get 26700kg of payload, Where on Earth would you find a 767-300 with 85000kg OEW? Ours (with Winglets) are in the region of 92-93,500kg... In a "real-life&quo...Jump to post
Spirit Airlines reported its fourth quarter and full year results showing a fall in net income for both periods. For the fourth quarter to end December 2016, Spirit reported a 34.8 percent drop in net profit to USD$48.5 million over the same period in 2015. For the full year, Spirit’s net income wa...Jump to post
If this small change gives 1.5 %, than it is it also understandable that Airbus went withits own design on the A320 series instead of Aviation Partners. Small changes big results. 0,7% I think the assumed fuel savings are. It is a fairly quick mod. New "cap" on top of winglet. Winglet to ...Jump to post
similar to EK, due to a strong union, pilots can be on duty for around 25 hours total.
That crew has 4 pilots.
winds coming back to the Gulf make the flight drag on, but the airplane is made for this type of flying.
caaardiff wrote:No-one get their hair off when legacy carriers like KLCH/AF/BACF offload bags from the cabin because theres no space.
I can see the legacy's getting back some marketshare thanks to this. I think unfortunately, regardless of what happens to WOW Air, this will push "legacy" airlines to start charging/nickel and diming more. They always follow the first movers, the industry moves that way. Bit of a bummer, ...Jump to post
Bit of a bummer, but not a huge deal. Took family of four IAD-KEF last August and WOW was great -- comfy plane, happy staff. Was about $1,000 cheaper for all of us than Icelandair. Would do it again. You definitely did not fly WOW IAD-KEF. They operate from BWI, calling it Washington DC... That sai...Jump to post
Since the A319 leaves after 21:00 and returns to Canada about 10:00 the next morning most of the time spent on the Canada-KEF routes would be spent sitting on the apron in YYZ and YUL during the night curfew. Well neither of these airport has a night "curfew" per se, although getting out ...Jump to post
Looks like they picked the perfect February day for it...
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Icelandair (FI) flew KEF-BOS ca 1984-1988 with the DC-8-63. Resumed again in mid-nineties on 757s. Found this pix of TF-FLV at BOS. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Icelandair/McDonnell-Douglas-DC-8-63/55391?qsp=eJwtjDEKAkEMRe%2BSWgsRLLbTC2jhBcLkry6OzpAE3WHZuxsHu8d78BZK5eWY/doqaCADa7rThiorP42GhR5on6IS...Jump to post
Iran Iraq Syria Sudan Libya Yemen Somalia Iran and Iraq are the only two with widespread commercial flights. Anyone who holds multiple passports can travel on the other passport. And which countries can be added to this list with more "executive orders"? Those who protest? The list might ...Jump to post
What would the flight time be? 7 hours? and a 2 hour time difference There appears to be a new bank emerging. The LAX and SFO flights now arrive into KEF approx. 1330 and then there's a bank of flights to Europe in the afternoon to LGW, CDG and AMS, approx. 1500. Interestingly, any other route mean...Jump to post
Probably an expensive route to fly, with increased security costs. Will they have to base Israeli security in Iceland? Timings will be an issue also, might need to nightstop the a/c in TLV to achieve ideal connections. Looking at the distance, they will probably need the 321neo to do this. An expens...Jump to post
Norwegian leapfrogs Southwest as first 737 Max operator Norwegian Air Shuttle said that it will be the first to take delivery of Boeing's new 737 Max airliner, jumping ahead of Southwest Airlines, the carrier confirmed Thursday. "Norwegian will now be the first airline to take delivery of the ...Jump to post
The 767 fleet I fly has aircraft built in 1997-2001, the cycles on these range from 16-18K. So to reach 37,5K will take another 17-20 years. I am sure they will be long gone before that.Jump to post
Yeah, my current uniform makes me sick as well...Jump to post
1. First of all, you'll be having a MZFW problem to achieve that. I've done the math and you end up having to carry 206 pax and luggage with 19 tons of ZFW, if Airbus carries out a necessary MZFW increase. That's optimistic to say the least. Would you mind expanding a bit on your math ? For example...Jump to post
Where would the new 737-Max 10 stand in this conversation? Range reduced in line with Operating Empty Weight increase, probably loses at least one hour of endurance. Looking at the the weight increase between the -8 and the -9, a little bit more than the -9/-10 3 (rows of seating), the Landing Gear...Jump to post
To those who are talking about the A321 NEO like it's an MOM for LCC's who are going to fly over the Atlantic with it: You don't know what you're talking about! And yet, that is exactly what will happen with the A321LR. It's sickening that this is allowed to go on and on while basically being very ...Jump to post
georgiabill wrote:Could the 738 Max do PTY-SEA-PTY or PTY-YVR-PTY non stop without a payload hit?
How about doing connections in their own system first?Jump to post
Actually, what I wrote was right. Yes, max takeoff weight can be limited by max landing weight on short flights. But every airliner can land with full passengers and reasonable fuel reserves. And every airliner can make short flights with a full cabin. If this flight had an exceptional amount of ba...Jump to post