Congrats Kuwait Airways and Airbus. Finally some A338s.Jump to post
I always assumed Gardermoen was a brand new airport when it opened. Just now I discover that the first flight on this location already happened in 1912. And that Gardermoen had been used many decades for charter and intercontinental flights before its official opening. So what was exactly new back ...Jump to post
I know of a Qantas pilot who flew the A380, but bid for the 737 due to family reasons. He wanted to be able to come home every night.Jump to post
When I worked at OSL 15 years ago, I saw a guy showing up too late at the gate. He then jumped over the counter, grabbed a radio and started yelling at the aircraft to stop so he could board. The plane was already pushing back.Jump to post
Amazing news and I'm surprised at so many civilian pax going on a first flight. Or did I miss that there will be trials before the actual "tourist" flight? Now put a realistic price tag on it and then shut up and take my money :D I believe they are going to launch trials before launching ...Jump to post
Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Zo Zo, is planning to fly to the Moon in 2023 on BFR/BFS. 6 to 8 invited artists will accompany him. I like the consideration of adding artists to the launch. Even as someone firmly in the STEM industries I appreciate the value that art brings us as people and cultures. I...Jump to post
The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the B...Jump to post
mdavies06 wrote:Coughing and experiencing high temperature seems like air born transmitted disease. If it is food poisoning coming from say 1 out of 3 main courses, why only 10 people?
So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going to operate but were going to sell to make a profit...something smells fishy. We recall the Ryan Air issue with Boeing, how come this one has just slipped under the radar? I agree, I thought all the vendors put provisions into the...Jump to post
In theory, Boeing could continue to develop the 737 in perpetuity. I think the real question is: 1. When will the authorities say "Enough is enough - you've been tinkering with this design for 50 or 60 years, we won't grant you commonality with previous models any longer." Or 2. When Boein...Jump to post
I think they'll go for an A320 series MPA. The A220 series is too new, doesn't have the spare parts or support functions that the A320 series has.Jump to post
To illustrate what I'm talking about, he is already a hero to a lot of people. Look at the video in this tweet from "Eddie G": https://twitter.com/EddieGBabylon/status/1028286584381210625 Now, is that a good thing or bad thing? I don't know. But I really do understand the sympathy for this...Jump to post
I am curious to see how much they end up blaming all of this on sim training... Some of those twitter “reporters” are saying that the majestic software needs to be removed and banned because of this That's really ridiculus. Reporters that don't have any clue about the subject making suggestions lik...Jump to post
Such a tragedy. I feel sorry for the guy, even though he endangered a lot of people by doing this. He wanted to go see Mount Olympus, see the orcas and do a barrel roll before killing himself. In his own words: "I got a lot of people that care about me. It's going to disappoint them to hear tha...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:Someone83 wrote:A new cargo airline and destination from OSL is being annonced tomorrow
Announced now: Ethioian Cargo will start OSL-CAN with 77F
ATC audio and accompanying visual graphics are now available on YouTube. Source: https://youtu.be/U1bL7rBT8zw VASAviation 2018. Thanks for that. Great channel. From the audio it's clear that they were using "alternative law" and were asking for ground speed from ATC. The air traffic contr...Jump to post
More than costs, I think that availability at the peak of the summer explains why the A380 is in high demand right now. Wait a couple of months and matters will cool down. The A380 will probably even be put in storage for the winter. That is the advantage of having a big plane with low capital cost...Jump to post
Just heard it on the radio “Rednose Super” :-) That is a pretty funny callsign. I wasn't aware Norwegian Air UK's callsign was "Rednose". HiFly Malta's callsign is "Moonraker", but they probably only use that when flying charter or repositioning, not when covering another airlin...Jump to post
Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23 Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the p...Jump to post
It's really great to see the aircraft doing business again. Both the CPH-LCA, LCA-CPH flights seems to have went well. The aircraft repositioned CPH-OSL this morning, and left OSL for PMI just half an hour ago. Everything seems to go as planned. These initial operations means a lot for a small airli...Jump to post
HiFly's A380 will be flying to Larnaca from Copenhagen today on behalf of Thomas Cook Scandinavia, quite the upgrade! https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester-med-a380-fra-koebenhavn-2/ (in Danish) https://onemileatatime.com/hi-fly-a380-thomas-cook/ And tomorrow OSL-PMI Yes. OSL-PMI with 238 pax, and...Jump to post
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.
The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/
And we have a new contender in the Oppression Olympics. I don't think any airline would bump a gay couple because they're gay. If they got bumped, there must have been a legitimate reason for it. People need to stop playing whatever victim card they've been told they have. The airline industry is pr...Jump to post
The flight attendant might have been a bit direct in the answer, but it was the truth. I don't understand why this Lua Dipa character thinks this is world news.Jump to post
A really weird story. If true, that dog was stressed out. Poor dog. The cargo hold is not a good place to be sitting for hours for an animal.Jump to post
It's funny how people are saying Lockheed will f*ck it up, since their last offering nearly 50 years ago only sold 250 frames, which wasn't actually that bad for a 70s widebody. (DC-10 sold 386).
I'd love it if Lockheed Martin decided to join the commercial segment again.
*Not counting the LM-100J.
I remember flying in a Hapag-Lloyd MD-80 from PMI to FBU during very early 90s myself. The travel agency's charter plane had gone tech, and Hapag-Lloyd was substituting.. Hapag-Lloyd NEVER operated MD80's in the '90s - only the Bobby and A310... My guess is that he/she means Aero Lloyd not Hapag-Ll...Jump to post
Great deal. Probably lucrative for Icelandair.
I remember flying in a Hapag-Lloyd MD-80 from PMI to FBU during very early 90s myself. The travel agency's charter plane had gone tech, and Hapag-Lloyd was substituting..
Lightweight space-grade carbon fibre against heavy duty ship-grade steel... It'll be another smashed fairing vs. a small dent and a lick of paint on the boat. :wink2: I'm guessing the crew stays inside during the recovery maneuver. Presumably, this wider net also comes with an improved guidance sys...Jump to post
Looking at only the O&D GOT-DOH and return, market size is approximately 450-500 PAX yearly each way. Clearly this is for beyond traffic from DOH. Thanks for looking up the numbers. I know that basically the whole QR network is built around flowing traffic via DOH, but GOT must be one of their ...Jump to post
The Hi-fly A380 in its new ‘Coral Reef’ paint job is flying into Farnborough today (Thursday) She is due to land in next 4 minutes, having flown in from Luqa Yes, it says "Not too late for Coral Reefs" on one side, and "Coral Reefs gone by 2050" on the other side. I don't like h...Jump to post
DarkKnight5 wrote:Mr. Steven sea trials video with the new net setup:
This is very exciting news. The mock-up looks really nice. Hopefully this comes to fruition.
From Gavin Williamson MP (Twitter):
Very interesting snippet in the Telegraph. I don't have access to the whole article. "Airbus bosses are furious after the Government spurred them to publish a dire forecast of the impact of Brexit before handing a prize £2bn RAF contract to US rival Boeing without a competition. The Telegraph h...Jump to post
Isn't there a danger of the ship capsizing if the fairing comes in at the edge of the net? Not sure how much a fairing weighs and how much force it lands with... I really doubt it will have much impact on the vessel. It seems like a large and sturdy ship. In the past I've wondered what would happen...Jump to post
... it seems we shouldn't be presuming the new CFRP wings will be built in the UK. It could swing both ways. The US might offer a very reasonable trade deal with the UK, far more open and unrestrictive than the one with the EU. At least that's the rumor. This could generate more Airbus parts produc...Jump to post
Have the ICAO and IATA codes been updated for the A220 yet? Wiki still lists them as BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3. Why would the need updating? I'd put that on the nice to have list but hardly resembling anything like a requirement. Especially as there are a bunch out there flying already and all the exis...Jump to post
How many times has an aircraft (airliner or otherwise) been developed/manufactured by one company, flew for a while under its original name, then had the name/brand completely changed without any kind of modifications being made? The only one I can think of is the MD-95->717, but IIRC the first pla...Jump to post
There are around 4,000 A320NEO's outstanding that an A220-500 would directly undermine or cannibalize, the prospect of Airbus launching an A225 in the near term that would jeopardize their bread and butter product is a huge risk and pretty hard to believe as something they'd realistically consider ...Jump to post