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
According to Bloomberg article and interview with Patrrick de Castelbajak (Airbus Strategy & International Executive Vice President) and CEO Tom Enders "Enders, speaking at the EU Aeronautics conference in Brussels, said Airbus plans to tap cutting-edge C Series technology in areas such as...Jump to post
According to Bloomberg article and interview with Patrrick de Castelbajak (Airbus Strategy & International Executive Vice President) and CEO Tom Enders - Bombardier approached Airbus this summer - Airbus felt the "stars were aligned". This time was different than the 2015 negotiations ...Jump to post
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G8vhpiO3igk/WefDA8S_edI/AAAAAAAADNs/AIJFj1LkntkVWhCFkyb4TVPaixIHc9HCACLcBGAs/s1600/ASeries%2B321%2Bkeesje.jpg Is that your take on a CS500? Looks really nice and proportional actually. :) I doubt Airbus will go ahead with it though, simply because it would directl...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:JetBuddy wrote:
From 2023, C-Series will be 100% Airbus owned.
Who told you that?
I stopped reading replies after 7 pages. But here are my thoughts: This is fantastic news for the C-Series program, Bombardier workers in Canada and Europe, and workers in the Airbus Alabama plant. It's also great news for Airbus. Airbus can now offer a killer 50-850 seat lineup in any deals going f...Jump to post
I believe Bombardier will keep the C-Series program, and try to sell off other parts of the business. Viking will most likely be very interested in the Q400, at least acquiring the license to build it. They own all the previous deHavilland licenses. I don't know who would be interested in the CRJ pr...Jump to post
Those gridfins looked really toasty before the feed from the F9 cut off. I saw this two and looked at it more closely. I made some conclusions: Musk said that Bulgariasat was the highest energy entry to that date. I took at this webcast again and compared them. Bulgariasat started entry burn travel...Jump to post
I learned from a close source today, that one airline (not AirAsia X) that wants to buy A330-900 had to choose the A350-900 instead. The reason stated was that the creditors would not back the financing on the A330-900 because the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain. Could Ai...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.Jump to post
Another launch tonight at 6:53 p.m. EDT, 22:53 UTC.
Looking forward to it!
Great to hear Delta will take the frames. These bully tactics from Boeing and the US Government won't pan out.Jump to post
I haven't read through all the replies, but here's a few: VIE is shared between Vienna and Bratislava. CPH is de facto shared between Copenhagen, Malmö and Helsingborg. DUS is the largest airport in the Rhine/Ruhr region in Germany (11,5 mill people). NCE serves Nice, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. (Co...Jump to post
Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me... I agree. We will never see an A380 P2F conversion, and there are several reasons for that: 1) New floors will be needed. Since the tw...Jump to post
Congratulations SpaceX! Well done. One thing that I thought particularly noticeable on this launch was that the 2nd & 1st stages were firing towards each other immediately after staging. I wonder if they have to deal with rates induced by the exhaust of the other stage? https://youtu.be/SB4N4xF...Jump to post
I'm a big believer in Elon Musk and impressed by his accomplishments. But there are a few things he says and does that I don't agree on 100%. Either way, there's one thing I'm curious about, and that is the fuel burn of the BFR, and how much it pollutes compared with an airliner. Musk has always use...Jump to post
Love this guy.Wish him all the best.Some generations are lucky to have a Newton or an Einstein,I think we are lucky to have a man who dares to dream to make us a multi planetary species. P to P on our own planet? Why not? By the time he gets to 'that bit' the vertical landing will be commonplace.It...Jump to post
medium range of 5,500 to 5,700 miles Doing the math, that's around 4800-4900 nautical miles, so it kinda splits the difference between our 4500 nm vs 5500 nm discussion above. Yep, 5700 miles is 4953 nm. So it's right in between the 4500 - 5500 nm discussion. Their example of Washington DC to Budap...Jump to post
Sure, and I'm no expert either, but weight growth is not really linear because to add fuel you need to add strengthening which adds weight, so you need to add more thrust which also adds weight, so you need to add more fuel for the same range, and now we're in a negative feedback loop. I understand...Jump to post
5500nm is too long. That is the exact trap Boeing has to avoid. The extra structure and fuel capacity to get that extra 1000nm is just dead weight in routes below 4000nm. It will destroy any chance of competing on CASM with the narrowbodies. This is where 1000 frames can be sold to airlines with ga...Jump to post
A good article on the subject here: https://www.skiesmag.com/news/bombardier-faces-massive-subsidy-duties-c-series/ I'm no lawyer or expert in international trade. But from my perspective this seems incredibly unfair to Bombardier. Boeing is a massive industry giant in a de facto duopoly. Boeing doe...Jump to post
I don't understand those who claim that 4500nm range will be perfect. In my opinion that is 1000nm too short. It leaves out a lot of TATL and Intra-Asian routes. If they're going to spend billions on making an all new airliner, designing it with too short range would be a massive waste. 5500nm is t...Jump to post
I don't understand those who claim that 4500nm range will be perfect. In my opinion that is 1000nm too short. It leaves out a lot of TATL and Intra-Asian routes. If they're going to spend billions on making an all new airliner, designing it with too short range would be a massive waste. It could be...Jump to post
I don't understand those who claim that 4500nm range will be perfect. In my opinion that is 1000nm too short. It leaves out a lot of TATL and Intra-Asian routes. If they're going to spend billions on making an all new airliner, designing it with too short range would be a massive waste.Jump to post
I see it the other way around, regarding the A338 at HA. Why wouldn't this MTOW not apply to the A338 as well? A 251t A338 is exactly what HA needs/wants. They could server ALL of the Pacific rim and Western Europe, non-stop from HNL: SCL, LIM, SIN, LON. That's what I'm thinking too. If they go for...Jump to post
Meters vs feet is an interesting speculation I was on a Piedmont flight into LGW (remember those?) where the first attempt/go around was absurdly high. I wondered at the time if the Piedmont pilots, with little or no experience outside the US, had assumed altitudes were given in meters. That's an i...Jump to post