Family? They already said first they integrate, expand the line to Mobile and bring up their rates. There are no current plans for some CS500.Jump to post
There is a full brigade visible in the video, but by definition everything in east germany was inproper?? It was certainly not a modern full quality airport fire brigade. Just some truck. Imagine what they could have done fighting a crash, like when they had lost the nose gear and turned over or si...Jump to post
Having been to Korea and flown onboard Korean Air and Asiana to Incheon and from Gimpo and Busan as well I can tell you the country and it's airlines are highly developed and high quality. There might be spectacular hickpups like the famous nut rage but overall the onboard service and comfort are ab...Jump to post
Buying non profitable airlines is a risky concept as has been proven here again. The feeder concept was oversized and connecting long range passengers at Abu Dhabi had mixed experiences for some time. Now that might be much improved.
I hope they keep their flagship product and their flagships.
Okay, assuming we had engines for some hypersonic passenger airplane. And assuming we had an airplane and paying passengers on board. How would a flight work? You would need to accelerate to supersonic speed to ignite those SRAM-engines. How would you do that? Rocket assisted? Turbofans? What would ...Jump to post
I think that modern turboprops would make a lot of sense. They must be big enough and roomy enough and match small jet creature comfort, including baggage space and cabin noise. It has been a big mistake by the industry to not actively market turboprops as the truly green, quiet and efficient planes...Jump to post
Before declaring the A321neo as the god-king of all aircraft, it should be very pertinent to point out that the A320neo outsells it by over 2-to-1 Many so called A320neo orders for the "family" are In fact A321neo orders. Airlines clearly go for the big one but don't tell their competitors.Jump to post
In Asia conglomerates seem to do well like in Japan and Korea. In the 80s in Germany companies like Mercedes wanted to be like that too. "Build everything from toasters to tankers inhouse". Today the "fashion" is more like focus just on your core business again. Mercedes, as my e...Jump to post
If a flight attentand requests the passengers to put their phones in air mode, one should just do it. If the FA wants to check a phone to be set correctly that is okay. Having seen how some airlines let you phone all the time and others are still in panic mode I'd suggest the rules should be softene...Jump to post
They tune up their A321-rate again so production should become cheaper and they can -from their perspective- eat Boeing's lunch before Boeing is ready to fire. As any new aircraft will need it's time.Jump to post
The engines are leased on for some time already and then sold separately.Jump to post
LH02 would be the right fligt number.Jump to post
Shouldn't crews and frequent flyers note all those doses they receive over the years? Monitoring equipment could be installed on board and measurements be displayed in the cabin and send to Crew and passenger personal electronic devices for storing them. Have flights ever diverted due to locally str...Jump to post
So what went wrong with the 787-3 back then? Isn't this the aircraft they finally want?
Now that they build more 787 and have optimized details a cheaper production cost must be possible. Even adding another new custom wing should be cheaper than building some 797 from scratch?
Hypersonic is nice and in the military world it is possible. But having yet to see engines for big commercial passenger aircraft applications I'd say we should wait for them first before we debate the "next Concorde". This speed hype has no point until the basics are available. And expect ...Jump to post
Leaving aside the whole A380 topic for a moment. Aren't really big aircraft needed? I mean look at congested airports. Could a twin be built big enough to cover the upper end? I feel a need for more very big airplanes. Traffic is growing, big cities get bigger, China and India grow out everybody els...Jump to post
If stones and gravel rip up your fuel line all the fun is guaranteed. Especially on a small airfield in east Germany without proper fire brigade. It's fair to say it was pretty dangerous. I remember some east german communist TV report back then where the mayor of the tiny Stölln village started to ...Jump to post
That nose high roll out must be meant for aerodynamic braking. It think those guys knew how to handle the Il-62. It's not like they "could not get the nose down" or similar. True it's a very tail heavy aircraft. On takeoff you just reduce the elevator from full nose down to neutral and you...Jump to post
You can visit that very Il-62. It's a museum. https://www.otto-lilienthal.de I think they were very lucky with the landing. While it was well prepared (almost empty tanks, a lot of cabin interior removed before, field prepared) it looks dangerous how all the sand gets blown up through the engines. A...Jump to post
The 747 took several generations with seriously improved engines to become the 747-400 success we know today. It could compete with the 767 and 777 back then. The A380 will need the same improvements (and investments) while the market grows to need aircraft her size more than ever. We haven't seen C...Jump to post
I think it is a little unfair to Lufthansa who have spent so much of their money on the project. They just got carried away. Technically they would be capable to have done it but the costs just skyrocketed beyound anything. Triple digit million dollars. No surprise: New cockpit and cabin, commercial...Jump to post
How about this one? A newspaper from Hamburg: https://www.google.de/search?q=Ullstein+flugzeug&rlz=1C1GGRV_enDE749DE749&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbp-mq39LbAhXSEVAKHWSRBJIQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=868#imgrc=rjtDmWGtXgDTDM: Or one from Berlin: https://www.google.de...Jump to post
Ju 52 Olympic Games Berlin 1936 https://www.google.de/search?q=Olympia+lackierung+Ju+52&rlz=1C1GGRV_enDE749DE749&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=lWZcd2CCShTihM%253A%252C0ydS_4tRSqJBKM%252C_&usg=__AJWydFyNfS75yem8cFTBpN2FYQQ%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwitnbn9ydLbAhXIJlAKHW26BvAQ9...Jump to post
How about Moses Lake for a new site? A lot of space available,Washington State, and not far from Everett where I expect the CFRP-wings to be build.Jump to post
So Cathay wants to donate it and the museum refuses? Why not? This is in fact some truly historic aircraft especially for the Pacific Northwest. Worth to be taken as long as it can fly to KBFI.Jump to post
No more A380s is the only new thing to me.Jump to post
You receive seriously more radiation up there as much of the lower atmosphere buffering lies below you. So flying very high for too long might be unhealthy. Strong winds blowing from the back and more direct routes within less congested skies might be the main advantage of flying so high.Jump to post
They have dozens (more like 100?) pre-produced neos that just need their updated engines. As soon as they get those they can deliver.Jump to post
I think the airport construction project must be taken away from the airport operating company. They are neither qualified nor capable to build a new airport as has been proven. (But they are quite good at operating airports and developing the business to be fair) So select a pro building company an...Jump to post
Singapore Airlines has a history of not keeping aircraft for too long in order to keep their fleet young. So the fact that they prefer brand new delivered A380 over their oldest five is no surprise. However the difficulties to remarket those used but young birds are surpising to me. I hope there is ...Jump to post
Is AF1 ever refuelled inflight when the President is on board? In another thread here it was claimed that President Carter had been onboard some E-4A in 1978 that received fuel in flight. Callsign should have been AF-1 shouldn't it? Somewhere else I read a rumor that one flight by President George ...Jump to post