Fantastic news. This order adds 3-4 months worth of 777 production. Boeing must be at or near enough 777 orders to bridge the gap until the 77X. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd like to know how many outstanding 777 orders there are versus production slots available that will allow for t...Jump to post
Fantastic news. This order adds 3-4 months worth of 777 production. Boeing must be at or near enough 777 orders to bridge the gap until the 77X. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd like to know how many outstanding 777 orders there are versus production slots available that will allow for th...Jump to post
No one knows what would have transpired. Impossible to answer your queries.Jump to post
Closer to pushback we get a load sheet that accounts for all the checked in luggage, cargo, catering, fuel, crew, and passengers. I am curious which of those items are actual weights and which are estimates. Does the A350 have built in load cells in the gear as a check? I would assume that luggage,...Jump to post
It's very sustainable. Think of how far we've come in 100 years. If you look forward 100 years or so, there will be many advances. Also, Aviation fuel burn is but a very small amount of overall fuel burn (~5%). So while the numbers you quote sound huge (Tons of Fuel), it's really a drop in the bucke...Jump to post
artofzen wrote:It applies to any president not just your lordship
I would like to know why the two stops on the way home as well. Seems like it could be done eastbound with one stop, even with heavy loads. The plane is VIP config, but not light. There are also inherent risk calculations with maxing out the fuel tanks/weight, certainly over water. Plus, it wouldn'...Jump to post
The assumed temp is +50 deg F higher than the actual OAT. that's pretty impressive . It's going to make for a damn long runway takeoff roll though. It saves on engine wear but I'd rather have runway behind me and sky below me in more of a hurry than that. I was never a fan of Max Gross takeoffs eve...Jump to post
Norwegian 3x-4x per week to LGW is a no brainer if they have available planes. BCN would be more interesting though. With fuel prices rising and in their current financial condition, highly unlikely . If the route was able to pull in higher yields than their other destinations, then it wouldn't be ...Jump to post
I was on the inaugural flight today from IAH-MCO. As you can see from the T/O data below, the B737MAX-9 is still a dog on departure just like it’s older brother. This takeoff data makes for rather good comparisons as there was 0 wind today. We were even 30 thousand plus pounds under MTOW. But as so...Jump to post
The MAX 9 will still suffer due to it's landing gear issues that make its field performance less than optimal. If the gear for the MAX 10 were made available for the MAX 9, perhaps the MAX 9 would be better aircraft for some airlines than the MAX 8. Yet UA operates over 100 -900s throughout their n...Jump to post
Ethan123 wrote:Fact: most new 777-300ERs are usually painted in Portland, Oregon. That is according to Boeing.
The A350 is a mighty fine plane, but the 789 is extremely robust. It's flying distances that the 350 is not, currently. The 789 has amazing range and payload capabilities and if look 5-10 years down the road (likely when NZ would be taking delivery of these replacement planes), it's very likely the ...Jump to post
airtran737 wrote:EK shouldn’t be able to enplane passengers from anywhere by the UAE.
People are overcomplicating this system, it's pretty much just the aerodynamically shaped raked wingtip that folds up. There are no flight controls or fuel systems in this part of the wing, just wiring for wing tip lights and maybe anti-ice ducts. Maybe? I think you are oversimplifying the system w...Jump to post
MAN-LAX on VS makes more sense. The tech crowd can easily transfer in AMS, FRA, LHR for SFO and SJC. I can never say it enough how much I dislike the essence of DL, BUT I must say its fascinating to watch them fiddle with VS's scheduling and the whole VS/DL/KL/AF thing will be a real force! Why do ...Jump to post
You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads. I’ve been trying for a while now but I fail to see the butt-ugly bit. Looks good enough to me. Stunning plane, the A350. Imagine a 787 in this livery. God,...Jump to post
Did you want to back this up with gals/pax-mile or lbs/pax-mile on a typical route? Compared to say a 767 of its time? Empty weight per passenger is the best metric to compare short haul CASM. Let's compare all three at 28" pitch full economy. 737-900ER - 44600kg 215 passengers = 206kg per pas...Jump to post
Allow commercial flights out of the Collin County Airport in McKinney. Majority of the area's growth is up there in big sky country. Love Field is a landlocked in town airport like Midway that really can't grown beyond it's current size. DAL can easily grow beyond its current size of 20 gates. Reme...Jump to post
Wow - Great news if true. Can't wait for a press release of sorts to come out verifying the order, preferably from Boeing or such.Jump to post
The 77L hasn't been very successful because its economics drop off around the range of 77E/77W (8000 mi/13000 km). Also, the 77E/W are still relatively economical at their extreme ranges. Routes like HKG-JFK are nowadays comfortably flown by the 77W, and HKG-JFK has for a while been one of the long...Jump to post
So when will the first wings be done baking in the autoclave?
Any idea when rollout of the fist frame will be?
I am fairly certain they will do inflight tests with one or both wings folded. From the dimensions of the wing being folded, it almost looks like a winglet, not much surface area. Exactly. Of course they will do flight testing with the wings folded/inoperable. Also, like you said, it's a very small...Jump to post
Folks, some of you are making absolutely ridiculous comments. Of course it will be safe and will be able to fly if something happened to the tips. With that said, it is very unlikely once in flight to experience any issue since it's locked in place prior to takeoff. Enough with the silly comments ab...Jump to post
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarc ... ddf7485a13
Final Approval Given. Congrats to Boeing. Can't wait to see the 777-8/9 fly.
Long turn times only affect Boeing a/c like the 757, the A321 with its wider cabin will not suffer that indignity. Wonder why the longer turn times on longer n/b body a/c is even a debate......everything has to be A versus B. :roll: I've been at the back of plenty of A321's. The wider cabin does no...Jump to post
I'm a firm believer WN will do very well in Hawaii. They just carry too many people on their flights throughout the Continental USA and such a large domestic following for them not to be able to haul mountains of people to Hawaii. Is it a guarantee they will do well? No. But if anyone has a realisti...Jump to post
Well, I recently flew both the A350 and B787 of Qatar Airways and I must say Id take the 350 any day over the 787. I just don't like the Dreamliner, to me its too cramped and the air too dry compared to the 350 which is currently my favourite airliner. I didn't notice any glaring differences in noi...Jump to post
I don't know which way this potential order will go, but I've seen several people indicate the A330 as a possibility because it's cheaper. I really do not think that is the case any longer, especially for such a blue chip customer. The 787 price has come down as the program has matured and we recent...Jump to post
Not sure what is sad about this. Technology is pretty darn exciting. These r&d endeavors and assembly lines keep people employed, for a thing. Gone are the days of the 707 for long haul indeed, yet these were not wider than a 737 MAX and they were seen as cool. The 707 is a 600 MPH cruise aircr...Jump to post
Say it ain’t so. There is NO way an Airbus 320 series plane can be less comfortable in any way than a 737! It’s just not possible! The 737 is inferior in ever way comfort wise to the 320!
Of course, I’m kidding, but that’s what half of Anet believes.
Think this is what we get for low fares. :roll: Allegiant Air is a small, ultra-low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas, that happens to be one of the country's most profitable airlines. But, according to federal aviation records and interviews with pilots, mechanics and industry experts, it may also b...Jump to post
I don’t see the CFM 56-7 issues being a concern in this topic. They are well proven and highly reliable given the media over sensationalism they have been receiving for the extremely small amount of failures. But as I stated earlier I personally don’t feel the 738 739 and CEO320 (exception of MAX a...Jump to post
There should be NO ‘Emotional Support’ animals in the cabin. That’s what Xanax (and the like) are for.Jump to post
Wow didn’t realize that. I wonder what affect, if any, the recent crime wave in Cancun will have on bookings this Summer. Obviously the college aged kids will still go, but I know of many families, including mine who used to frequent Cancun, are going elsewhwere in the Caribbean. Educated travelers...Jump to post
The Max-10 requires a extra flight attendant. The Max5-200 can be worked by three attendants I believe if they only fill 199 seats of the plane. The FR planes are configured with 197 seats. Above 200 you need a attendant, which would cost Ryanair extra personel. I wouldn't expect the Max-10, unless...Jump to post
Surprised they didn't go for the Max 10, notwithstanding the price difference; with Wizz and Easy having gone for the 321Neo; FR surely doesn't want to be beaten in the "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap" department. No doubt further negotiation with Boeing on the larger model. The article...Jump to post
It appears Ryanair has purchased an additional 25 MAX Planes. Congrats to Boeing and Ryanair.
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/24/reu ... lanes.html
The media always goes to far with things. It's what they do, unfortunately.Jump to post
scbriml wrote:FriscoHeavy wrote:The NSA is targeting 757/767 size, not the 737.
You appear to be confused. NSA is considered to be Boeing's all-new 737 replacement.
If it happens, NMA/MOM/797 is Boeing's 757/767 plane.