I prefer it on the 787 but that's not a bad look. I think the 77W will look better.Jump to post
Man is Indigo aggressive with these orders, I'll be very interested in seeing what happens in the next decade regarding them. Isn't this 'Indigo Partners' and not 'Indigo Airlines', the Bloomberg article seems to differentiate them, is Indigo Partners a separate company to the airline or is it the ...Jump to post
The show is over and Airbus is zero for Dubai. How the mighty have fallen....... Sitting on top of thousands of orders with 2 surefire winners in their lineup? How do they sleep at night? Nice spin but the last two Airshows have been an embarrassment. Couple that with the A320 Neo PW engine fiasco ...Jump to post
VJ are very ambitious it seems, 43 aircraft today, 89 A32Xs on order and 100 737MAXs to boot. Given their ambition they could feasibly go for a split, they've broken with traditional LCC doctrine already by splitting anyway, but to justify 2 fleets they either need a cracking deal from both manufact...Jump to post
It would appear that the rampage had already ended, the good guy was too late to the party. Dude, just admit you're wrong about this already. Read on: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/us/texas-church-shooting-scene/index.html Fair-use excerpt: The gunman eventually made his way to the back pew, where ...Jump to post
Time to break out the handy "Mass shooting in US checklist": 1. Send thoughts & prayers but not actually do anything useful :checkmark: 2. Argue over semantics of the term "assault rifle" :checkmark: 3. Argue over semantics of the term "terrorist" - if Muslim use i...Jump to post
Awful, just awful. What the hell is the matter with people? Interesting to note that someone who was ineligible to own a firearm somehow had one, a designated “gun free zone” only protected the shooter, and yes, he was ultimately stopped by a good guy with a gun. Excellent, the shooter was stopped....Jump to post
You really should read the rest. As you command, chief. Long distances? The 787 isn't the first long haul airliner, and nor is it the first long haul airliner to be smaller than its predecessors. The A340 and 777 flew as far as the 744 but were smaller, the A332 couldn't fly *quite* as far but it d...Jump to post
Fact is that there are more total seats available on all the 787s produced combined than all the seats on all the A380s that have been produced combined. If the A380 and Airbus hub-hub gamble was to be the future, then it has clearly lost to Boeing's choice of allowing airlines to connect more non ...Jump to post
Not really a fan of that economy, looks a touch cheap. I'm sure it will be fine roomwise but it doesn't feel like SQ, not the premium, refined feel I would hope for even in Y. I hope it's comfier than it looks.Jump to post
Hard to say, I think they should but they've never shown any appetite for larger 737s. Neither did Southwest, and just look at the number of -800s they are operating now, it's probably a case of 'keep up or you'll be left behind' FR already operates the 738 though, and the MAX 8 is a lot more desir...Jump to post
Hard to say, I think they should but they've never shown any appetite for larger 737s.Jump to post
I would say there are some, but not that many. Norwegian's routes are mostly P2P as they fly 787s from different bases to destinations, TUI in the UK fly from multiple bases to destinations for example. I don't consider new routes opened up from existing hubs to be P2P, and this 'innovation' is some...Jump to post
PWMRamper wrote:Not sure if it's allowed but I'm doing my best to update my blog as we go.
http://gabetravels.net/live-blog-deltas ... 350-flight
MrHMSH Thanks, looks like the A359 will a great success.If Oil was more expensive I imagine the A350 & 787 would be replacing the 777 much more often. 33 tonnes is a lot of fuel & $. Worth noting that the A359 is a fair bit smaller than the 77W, so the revenue will be a lot lower, but yes t...Jump to post
The EWR flight with the A359 is planned at over 33 tonnes less fuel and about half hour quicker than the 77W (over that range it lifts about 5 tonnes more total payload than a 77W). The SFO flight is 23 tonnes less fuel. Very impressive, does the A359 cruise at a higher speed or is the time saving ...Jump to post
It could be that Airbus felt the A321 didnt have competition. Airbus may have been arrogant enough to think the A321 could outsell the 737-9 based on its performance capabilities and that airlines would be willing to pay a premium for it. I don't think they expected Boeing to find a way to make the...Jump to post
Love it. HA's new livery is a stunner.Jump to post
Looks very slick, can't wait to see it in the skies!Jump to post
Seems like the situation is going to escalate very, very badly...
maortega15 wrote:Qatar is also showing a rendering for the MAX
While obviously we have no numbers yet, if the A350 inches closer to the 777X then things get interesting, I wonder how much better the unit costs have to be for airlines to take the higher risk and trip cost of the 777X over the A350?Jump to post
Southampton airport gets a new airline, TUI are launching flights to Menorca for the summer of 2018. http://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/2017/10/24/southampton-airport-announces-new-route-to-menorca-with-tui/ The flights are operated by Flybe. Not sure if a 738 can operate from SOU. I...Jump to post
Don't get carried away with yourself regarding TUI and Southampton Airport and being local I would have thought you would have been aware of the fact that Menorca by TUI was officially announced a few weeks ago and flights will be undertaken once weekly by Flybe using a Dash 8 so no actual flights ...Jump to post
Do we know who's getting MSN 7877?Jump to post
Southampton airport gets a new airline, TUI are launching flights to Menorca for the summer of 2018.
http://www.southamptonairport.com/news/ ... -with-tui/
Hawaiian CEO confirms that they are looking elsewhere https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiian-seeking-a330-800neo-alternatives-ceo-442337/ In this we find: Dunkerley says Hawaiian's "business has evolved" since Hawaiian ordered six A330-800neos in 2014. And then: Though Dunker...Jump to post
I've never found any Economy section on the A380 to be that noisy, while I'm pretty sure it will be louder at the back than at the front, it will still be well below that of an A330, 777 or 747 and comparable to the A350 and 787.Jump to post
U2 has 254 aircraft split roughly 50/50 A319/A320. Expect that they will not be happy about having a split A320/CS fleet. Given they were previously Boeing customers, there views may carry more weight. I don't think the fact they they were once a Boeing customer will hold much weight, more the fact...Jump to post
Thrust isn't the issue with the -9, it's the rotation angle and as of now the MAX 10 has modified landing gear to fix this issue. Don't know if it will be enough for MDW ops since details are scarce. Doesn't the increased length of the plane negate the advantage the taller gear provides at least so...Jump to post
Is the 737-10max receiving a large enough thrust bump over the -9 to make takeoff at MDW, SNA, DAL and HOU possible? If not, would WN want a 737 it couldn't use from some of its busier stations? I'm assuming they wouldn't need 100% full fuel loads on most route from those airports. Thrust isn't the...Jump to post
Looks like Bombardier has unes ami nouveaux...
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... ement.html
Fitlikemin wrote:Bostrom wrote:KLM claims to be the world's oldest airline still operating under the same name.
I didn't know they were based in the UK.
Cool that lessor self finances. Still doesn’t help the airline looking to buy the frame instead of leasing. What the user is willing to pay determines the value of the plane. I don’t know why you don’t understand that. Lessors just can’t name their price and get the aircraft placed. Someone has to ...Jump to post
If IB can do MAD-NRT with 242t A332, an extra 450 nm for HNL-LHR should be within the A338 capability, even at 242t, let alone any higher. I think the problem might be LHR-HNL because of ETOPS. The extra fuel needed in case there is problem at HNL might be a limiting factor. That's a problem that w...Jump to post
If IB can do MAD-NRT with 242t A332, an extra 450 nm for HNL-LHR should be within the A338 capability, even at 242t, let alone any higher. If HA are that desperate for the extra range then maybe Airbus can make a 251T A338, that will easily make HNL-LHR. The A338 as it is adds 250nmi to the range, ...Jump to post
Some great photos posted in the 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43 : First 787-10 in Singapore Airlines livery has rolled out of paint, 9V-SCB https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-j-3RU8AA4-N5.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kA-6UMAAh-NG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kC67UQAAwtui.jpg https:...Jump to post
I just learned from a personal source that one airline (not Hawaiian) that wants to buy A330-900neo is forced to buy A350-900 instead. The reason he stated was that the creditors would not secure the loans with A330neo as the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain. While I don'...Jump to post
The A330neo has sold about 200 frames, not too bad to start with. One could argue the 787-10 has done even worse as it was launched one year earlier (2013) and holds even less than 200 orders. Yet the argument is that the A330-300 replacement cycle has yet to kick in thus we have to wait. The 787-1...Jump to post