so given B748 have ETOP330 and A350 have ETOPS370, A350 can fly further away from diversion than B748? The longest EDTO in the world is CHC-USH and that is EDTO 300min +-. In reality both aircraft are equal except the EDTO calculation for the B748 with 4 engines is less restrictive than the A350 wi...Jump to post
From my understanding the best way (the only way ?) to get FAA or EASA certification is to have it in mind before you even get the drawing board out. Some years ago COMAC said they weren't pursuing those certifications, so we can presume they have not done the design and test work needed to get the...Jump to post
so given B748 have ETOP330 and A350 have ETOPS370, A350 can fly further away from diversion than B748?Jump to post
I see a lot ot pessimism on this order really happening. I look at it this way. China will become the worker's largest aviation market by 2024 and we know that it is still restricted. If the Chinese government can incentivize Airlines for preferrential treatment on new high yielding lucrative route...Jump to post
http://flyteam.jp/registration/JA816P/photo The Japanese airline Peach Aviation have painted one of their A320 with characters from a flash-based browser game about turning world war two warships into cute girls in their latest collaboration effort, but as the game involve lots of Japanese warships ...Jump to post
As COMAC finds FAA certification too complex, chances to obtain EASA certification are slim. I doubt the C919 will ever fly at BA. It seems pretty clear it won't happen before EIS, but I'm under the impression Comac and the CAAC are still going to pursue it over the long term, even though it presum...Jump to post
That list also have load factor for North Asia-South America 72.17% Which wouldn't be possible to have nonstop flight so I guess they have counted direct flight with stops... for instance ICN-LAX-GRU and PEK-MAD-GRU...but still, that does not solve the question about central asia Probably that is w...Jump to post
with UA also droppinig NRT-ICN, seems like KE will become the only legacy remain on the route?
Edit: OZ also have some frequency
Amiga500 wrote:c933103 wrote:although i don't think that would be a game changer either...
Exactly. It'll cost at least a billion and I'm not sure it'd return even that figure in profits.
That list also have load factor for
North Asia-South America 72.17%
Which wouldn't be possible to have nonstop flight so I guess they have counted direct flight with stops... for instance ICN-LAX-GRU and PEK-MAD-GRU...but still, that does not solve the question about central asia
The Appendix C of this ICAO document have some fuel consumption data for different aircraft at different sector length.... https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/CarbonOffset/Documents/Methodology_ICAO_Carbon_Calculator_v9_2016.pdf Some deviation from data posted by OP include for example the...Jump to post
In this ICAO document https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/CarbonOffset/Documents/Methodology_ICAO_Carbon_Calculator_v9_2016.pdf Appendix A, it listed average load factors for flights among/between/within different regions in CY2014. One of the listed pair is "Central Asia-South Americ...Jump to post
So Hainan's PVG-TIJ launching this Dec will compete with them on one of the leg?
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -r-436105/
although i don't think that would be a game changer either...Jump to post
I think most cargo being transported by air would not need the nose loading capability and for those that do they can also be transported via Antonov freighters... Hmmm - its a useful differentiator in favour of the 747. The A380, as it currently sits, is essentially dead in the water. If it hasn't...Jump to post
I think most cargo being transported by air would not need the nose loading capability and for those that do they can also be transported via Antonov freighters...Jump to post
A flight to Perth is a long flight from the east coast of a Australia. It will never be the kind of hub that Singapore and Dubai are. East Coast - Singapore is even further away than East Coast - Perth? Not to mention Dubai. Of course there are no other type of connecting traffic there and thus the...Jump to post
Btw, how many ME3 passengers are Indian? I am not sure if it is correct to assume ME3 primarily depend on Indian traffic .... Or woth another more measurable metrics, how many seats have ME3 sent to India compared to their overall capacity?Jump to post
You're ignoring that fact that new, smaller aircraft (hello 787, hello A350) are not only more economical but some versions of them fly much further, increasing the ability of the airlines to offer more convenient point-to-point flying. This change in market shift - which is happening right now - a...Jump to post
There is no reason that the Airlines cannot maintain the A380's for decades if they are indeed economical and work. It will be a lot easier and cheaper for Airbus to support that than to keep the production line open or design and build a new version. How long did the DC-9 last... and I suspect the...Jump to post
While twins are favored against quads, but not much twins offer enough capacity to match A380 and usually two planes would be needed. Most of those routes those A380 operate in are suffering from restrictions like slot that would prevent them from replacing a 380 with two twins. So other than those ...Jump to post
While it's not going to happen...not even remotely ... but as a thought experiment... If someone think they have too much money and dunped their money into making such a plane... what would be the capability and economic of such a plane? How much cheaper than 330/350 it need to be in order to attrac...Jump to post
Reading through some old threads...
Would second generation GTF engine be a better choice on 330neo? (btw what's the current estimated EIS date for the new engine, the thread say 2019-2021 which isn't too different from what we have now...)
Apparently the government department have just posted an update onto their site to "clrify" that passport is also acceptableJump to post
Continually being made does not mean continually being used... how many 1976-made aircrafts still flying? My point is that one is the by product of the other. Aircraft do indeed wear out. All things do. But if Concorde had been profitable, and there was still a market for it, doesn't it stand to re...Jump to post
According to Chinese law and old regulations, there are quite a few different type of documents being accepted for identity verification purpose when flying domestically within China. However, it was reported that starting from this month, only identity card would be accepted as valid travel documen...Jump to post
500usd are like 3000cny... seems rather expensive among those zero dollar tour... i believe there were some zero dollar tour that really cost zero to join or even negative, as in if you join the tour, not just you don't have to pay, but also you can get some cash for joining it, although Chinese gov...Jump to post
... which Japanese LCC will be getting A320neo? The Japanese browser game I'm playing claim they'd collaborate with a LCC on an A320neo but so far aren't there only ANA and Peach ordered the aircraft? But ANA is not LCC and Peach won't be getting them till 2019 which I don't think the game would ann...Jump to post
As if other planes at the time have been continually used.... Well.. Concorde was introduced in 1976 after the project was started in 1969.. During that same time period, we have seen the 737 introduced in 1968 which is still in service, the 747 introduced in 1969, also still in service (though I w...Jump to post
As much as I would love to see something like this succeed, they lost me at "small SST"... Concorde was what you would call small, only having about the capacity of a 717 and didn't make enough of a profit (if any if I remember correctly) to warrant continued use. Not to mention as you fo...Jump to post
What are some new passenger airliners that are getting freighter variant orders? Those orders shall be made at a pricr similar to passenger variant to make manufacturers willing to sell them. What's the commonality behind those freighters being ordered as new compared against P2F planes?Jump to post
What do they mean that is will be developed from both -800 and -900Jump to post
A strange definition for alternate. I think here it works only as the North American version to alternative (alternative, other, another, second, different, possible, substitute, replacement, deputy, relief, proxy, surrogate, cover, fill-in, stand-in, standby, emergency, reserve, backup, auxiliary,...Jump to post
ORY is major? Orly is indeed a major airport just like Charles de Gaulle and therefor doesn't count. Beauvais is the alternate airport for Paris. A strange definition for alternate. I think here it works only as the North American version to alternative (alternative, other, another, second, differe...Jump to post
khinstorff wrote:I don't see the value in starting another airline with the same name and branding. VA's value was its assets, not its brand.
If SJC is growing at a faster percentage rate then yes they are "technically" narrowing the gap. Realistically, though, that's just not how the English language works. Decreasing the rate at which you fall behind is not generally regarded the same thing as actually closing the gap. "...Jump to post
So, if one day, let say in year 2025, when bombardier have freed their hand from whatever they were developing and decided to release a new q400x, how long would it take from the moment they started to actually invest and work on it, to the moment it get delivered and EIS?Jump to post