I believe there are some physics involved that make tail engine aircraft yaw and pitch differently than wing mounted. Also noise and vibration are different if you sit up front on both. It could also be a matter of taxiing differences. I know that in the back of the long aircraft you get pushed sid...Jump to post
N8703J is visiting Roswell today, https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE003/e34308b
MAX 9 test aircraft also been getting a good amount of flight time since Paris, https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE901/e34183b
I'm sorry but in this day in age a sophisticated plane should not be able to just vanish like this, I don't mean to cause any stupid arguments or try to sound like some conspiracy theorist but it's just ridiculous IMO that this plane can't be found.Jump to post
737max8 wrote:^Still certifying some new equipment. Wonder if the current operators are using the current stuff. I think WN will still be first to launch a lot of the new bells and whistles up front.
A338 is too much plane to be a 767 replacement, expect the US3 To be inline for the 797 tbh. Many international routes are being upgraded to the 330 and 764. I think Delta knows what it's doing and as the 767s are retired many of those routes will be ready to support more gauge. Not talking about c...Jump to post
I see this developing POTUS-Arab thing as far more threatening to the 777X. Furthermore I find it hard to understand why the A350-800 was a bad idea and the 777-8 is a good idea. The 778 is ULH and platform of the freighter. The A350-800 is neither. How many of each are on order? I can't remember. ...Jump to post
The facts are out there. The A319 is superior to the 737-700, the 737-800/A320 are a tossup and the A321 is vastly superior to the 737-900 in terms of passengers, range, performance, and number sold. Facts don't lie. The point of this particular thread is Alaska Airlines. They have concluded that t...Jump to post
N8703J is doing some circuits around Glasgow airport in Montana, https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE003X/e317992
Aircraft has been very active in the past week, wonder what they are up to.
JerseyFlyer wrote:If they find that they can economically FILL their A321s, they may well keep them longer than they now expect to, as even 737-10s would not provide quite the same capacity
Would someone like Eisenhower or Patton or FDR, an American who was instrumental in the liberation of Western Europe be a good fit for the MAX (the 737 does a lot of Western European flying) or would that be in poor taste? I'm asking specifically the European community on the forum but anyone can g...Jump to post
I'd like to see more Middle Eastern options from DTW, large ME community here.Jump to post
Very impressive, I know ET was also very quick on their terrible teen 787 deliveries.Jump to post
The Leeham article has been rewritten removing the claim that LH cancelled 14 frames. Does this now qualify as "fake news"? I suspect that Stitch has it right and that LH has let their 14 purchase rights/options/or whatever they were expire. Scott's twitter feed ( https://twitter.com/Leeh...Jump to post
I feel like MH should have went with the 789, Solid all around replacement for A330/777Jump to post
Channex757 wrote:The SSJ100 is the sweet spot for their operations so maybe a larger variant would not work for them. Their charter operations for SN are to replace c.100 seat aircraft, and same for their own flying.
Polot wrote:ikolkyo wrote:MileHFL400 wrote:6 new orders added for Boeing this week. 4 777 current gen's and 2 B747's. any guesses?
777s could be UA's order from Paris and the 747s could be UPS.
UA's 77W order from Paris was firmed that week and is already in the books.
You post upthread that you're worried for current A350 orders as, presumably, it's too big, too expensive, not already in service or has additional unneeded performance, yet you're predicting that not only will the 777X be fine, but airlines that haven't ordered it yet (and have the A350) will buy ...Jump to post
Looks like the last 2 738s have entered service, the next 737s to join the fleet will be MAX 8s.
Why is the BR7xx so good at hot turns, ~17 cycles a day? Is it more than low pressure ratio, lower bypass, compared to CFM56, Trent, V2500, etc.? An HA pilot I know recently corrected me (the topic was BR 715s on B712 frames), saying HA's 712s have BR 725 engines. https://www.rolls-royce.com/produc...Jump to post
Nope, 767 ACAPs says at 2-4-2 and 31-32" pitch the aircraft can hold 290 Y seats. At 34" of pitch it would be much less
http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ps/767.pdf
Haha, you know what I mean >.> Honestly, they should've kept the A359 in the books for that reason. 763 788 789 7810 A359 A3510 77W I don't see the need for the A350-1000 with brand new 77Ws in the fleet. The 77E fleet isn't going anywhere anytime soon so I don't know why you don't have it listed. ...Jump to post
I can't see the A350 at UA for at least the next five years. They have plenty of capacity coming with the four additional 77Ws and 18 787s coming. By the time the 350s would start arriving, the 744s will already be out. Could see A359s for 77E replacement coming in the mid-2020s though. Do you know...Jump to post
The first 737 MAX for Fly Dubai is on its first flight, https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE326/e27522bJump to post
Alaska has 153 737s in its fleet and I don't even think they have leased aircraft, if they do it's a small amount. Alaska owns all of its recent 737-900ER deliveries, but a substantial portion of the 737-800 fleet is leased. I don't think this decision is being driven by leased vs. owned. Well it k...Jump to post
Interestingly enough, I asked myself the same question. It's a good question! :wink2: To me the bottom line is that it won't be efficient for AS to have two very similar fleets of aircraft going forward. They aren't the size of the US3, and they don't benefit from the network effect like those gian...Jump to post
Funny how we don't see this angst when an airline goes full Airbus. Its treated as the "normal" thing to do. I don't believe SWA gets the shaft from Boeing when it comes to deals on 737s. It's honestly a joke at how some people react to an airline not wanting A320s and especially A321s. A...Jump to post
Norwegian is having two more MAXs delivered today...Currently on-route to OSL. EI-FYC & EI-FYD. Indeed, nice to see deliveries start to get rolling. https://www.flightradar24.com/NAX3L/e237f2f https://www.flightradar24.com/NAX7M/e243b92 FR shows them going NS BFI-OSL.....even empty with great w...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFCz4CkXcAEHX7d.jpg:large https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/887406906918268938 The story continues on, I don't think we will see these A350s being delivered IMO. Where is the need for them with the 77W now killing off the 744 fleet? Could make a case for the A359 but ...Jump to post
WJtter wrote:Norwegian is having two more MAXs delivered today...Currently on-route to OSL. EI-FYC & EI-FYD.
Wow, they didn't even try to hide it.Jump to post
That's a little odd, probably being forced by government to have some russian engines.Jump to post
Absolutely terrifying how close this was to being an absolute disaster, what in the world was going on in that Cockpit? How do you not see strobe lights of 4 aircraft in front of you!Jump to post
Makes too much sense for this not to happen. It was going to happen eventually.Jump to post
N8703J seems to be flying again, has the aircraft even started rework? I know aircraft #1, 2 and 4 are currently in that phase.
First of 2 aircraft for Norwegian have entered service straight onto TATL flights.
https://www.flightradar24.com/IBK1751/e19fe0d, EI-FYA will follow soon.
Yeah I have no idea how Pratt managed to get ETOPs Certification.Jump to post
The 787-9 is more efficient than the A350-900 at 300 seats. May very well be that the 789 is more efficient whe they have the same seating capacity. But that gives an inherent advantage to the 789 in that it is most definately the smaller frame. In comparable seating densities I maintain (from what...Jump to post
The 777X may not necessarily end up in red, remember the original 747-8 renders all sported the 787 blue livery and was only unveiled in orange shortly before 748I rollout. I'm pretty sure it will, I remember a post on Randy's blog that talked about the Burgundy color of the aircraft being selected.Jump to post
Got some information on what the Norwegian aircraft were up to. EI-FYA: Positioned to EDI to operate the first MAX service for Norwegian, it will be NAX1640 EDI-OSL. EI-FYB: Positioned to BFS to operate tomorrows BFS-SWF service. Source: https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/status/885842703870767105 ...Jump to post