Got my first glimpse of one 35 years ago when BA's first G-BIKB arrived at GLA in February 1983, a couple of months after fellow launch customer Eastern got theirs in late '82. I gather it was still flying for DHL until very recently too and is now stored pending scrapping. Eastern's first, N505EA w...Jump to post
Yes but how would that apply if they gain the UK AOC they've applied for ? Surely these UK shareholders then become legit ? To be honest, whilst the Pandora's Box that Brexit has become continues to be kicked around the yard aimlessly and with no real direction. I'll assume this is just more O'Leary...Jump to post
[*] Rossiya Airlines to operate St. Petersburg to Gatwick 1x daily with A319 aircraft from March 25th. Will operate using Aeroflot flight number according to a tweet from the chap who runs the airlineroute blog. https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/965230366171709442 Cheers Ben Hopefully that wil...Jump to post
The best chance of that happening in the UK is/was in Scotland where APD implementation was devolved to the Scottish Government in recent times. And whilst it looked set to be abolished, unfortunately environmental concerns raised mainly by the Scottish Green Party, who the ruling SNP frequently re...Jump to post
The best chance of that happening in the UK is/was in Scotland where APD implementation was devolved to the Scottish Government in recent times. And whilst it looked set to be abolished, unfortunately environmental concerns raised mainly by the Scottish Green Party, who the ruling SNP frequently req...Jump to post
Maybe the kid had sore ears or something ? Did anyone bother to investigate or was it easier to blame the kid ? And yes ear plugs can make a big difference. You can get foam based ear pellets that are no bigger than a pair of suppository tablets, which is good really, because if they don't work you ...Jump to post
kurtverbose wrote:...er, isn't deep stall an issue?
Apart from that I think yes, Boeing should focus more on styling and heritage rather than aerodynamics and efficiency.
Yes, because Boeing's primary concern is to make a throwback aircraft. Weren't they aiming to do something similar with the 7J7? I believe it looked identical to a 727 minus the s-duct engine and the weird propfans. Wasn't it supposed to have a t-tail and under wing slung engines ? http://www.boein...Jump to post
Could someone explain how noise reduction is physically acheived via these chevrons please ? Thanks !Jump to post
Are the sun glasses really necessary? The 330 is a good looking aircraft whose looks imo are not improved by the blinkered look. Is there some technical rather than aesthetic reason for them? Ruscoe It's just a signature look Airbus imagineers have decided is in 'en vogue'. I can't think of a singl...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:why was it woken back up?
JannEejit wrote:Hard to tell from the pics, but have they opted for the flat non metallic red paint, as per the ex Air Berlin A332's ? Something I've come to refer to as 'emergency lease red' ?
Hard to tell from the pics, but have they opted for the flat non metallic red paint, as per the ex Air Berlin A332's ? Something I've come to refer to as 'emergency lease red' ?Jump to post
There have been some huge evacuations in Germany while large bombs are dealt with, I recall a very large one was found in Hannover last year leading to several thousand people having to leave their homes for the day. UK ones only tend to make the national news if they are large, or if they cause a ...Jump to post
Why also weren't any of the military big lifters taken up by commercial carriers ? Especially those that were actively promoted as civilian options by their respective manufacturers ? The An124 is used routinely as a commercial freighter. True and of course the An225, both of which seem to operate ...Jump to post
Hi Folks, quite a disparate collection of opinions. Personally I like the new rendition ,moving with times. Now on this note would the boards of Aer Lingus, Austrian and Singapore sit down and "move with the times". I realise that the above suggestion will be off thread but worthy of comm...Jump to post
When I first saw it I thought it may have been a BA style hybrid (Landor to world tail) livery before the grand unveiling of the real new livery!! Disappointed, looks under cooked without a bit of yellow. Bo)am I wondered that too, it also reminded me of the new American livery prior to reveal when...Jump to post
Thank you. So at last, we will see the end of the bus rides from the Fokker Farm to the terminal and we'll get to use proper gates.... I'll miss that Fokker farm if it's truly going? Last time I passed through, I ended up on a transfer bus with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and his wife Bro...Jump to post
It didn't so much fail as got kicked into the long grass so that Airbus could concentrate all effort into getting the problems with the PAX version ironed out. I don't know if Airbus have said it'll never happen or not, but the chances seem slim at best.Jump to post
Having seen D-ABYA in person I must say that there are several details I like about the new livery: 1. all-white wings: unique among airlines, and it will make LH planes even more recognizable from the ground than the "Spiegelei" did. I never understood why airlines do not treat the wings...Jump to post
I have no doubt the yellow will reappear somewhere in the near future as I'm sure there's a ton of internal objection to the loss. I predict either the crane and circle but only the outline this time. This small change would seem very doable even after much of the fleet is re-painted. They aren't g...Jump to post
. It is fine that the strategy of LH does not convince you, you are entitled to your own opinion. Just as anybody else here. But such wild speculations outed here just because you won't let yourself being convinced by LH's policy is out of place imho. If you're telling me that everyone within the L...Jump to post
Good question, you might wonder why the A350 wasn't chosen either, it being the newest type in service ? LH's next A359 will wear the new livery. She's on the flightline at TLS waiting her turn in the paint barn Ultimately all of them will be painted, I was wondering why Queen was the first. There'...Jump to post
IAG had a chance to provide something tasteful and lasting for Iberia but went down a similar route. I didn't like the new Iberia livery because the design represents absolutely nothing -- and I still don't like it. Finnair uses just white and blue, yet looks very smart and clean, but then it's ver...Jump to post
PixelPilot wrote:Not sure if it was mentioned, anybody know why didn't they paint their flagship (according to their website it is the 380) and instead the went with the Queen?
LH emphasizes that yellow colors will not be removed in the cabin. Even Spohr is wearing yellow socks at the unveiling ceremony this evening. https://imagr.eu/up/oB7bF_DVcufShX4AAeiAc.jpg https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/961288401075961856 And another executive with a yellow boarding card stuff...Jump to post
Us humans are just uncomfortable with change, so give it some time. You can multiply that 1000% where a.net is concerned! You'll be surprised how quickly people will stop missing the egg yolk or the grey underbelly... You know the reducion of yellow to the bare minimum (small flashes and "surp...Jump to post
Lilienthal wrote:Where are they hiding the 321? Has it been spotted yet?
Oh, c'mon, please! There's nothing sharp, inventive or innovative in stripping the entire fuselage of any colour, conceptual design, marquees or logos... it's...absolutely empty, it's VOID... The result is hardly phenomenal. It's a pure white fuselage with a dark blue fin. End of story. Even though...Jump to post
I have to say I do like the video. Even if you dont like the new livery it is worth watching this video! To me the video is a classic case of getting your excuses in early. So Lufthansa send out a man in jeans and trainers to explain that the Crane has not been used correctly for years and that blu...Jump to post
In a video posted by lufthansa news on twitter this morning they talked about how yellow will very much still be part of the lufthansa brand. "we are making yellow more special" https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/960529718566146048] Judging from the video, the Lufthansa website will...Jump to post
And in a further outbreak of 'common sense' announced today !
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-42945584
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/65db1fc1c56339674258d0d02933fd45.jpg Credit to a Facebook user Hon Mok for this. MUCH better. Even remove the circle if you want to make it more simplistic. I like that, could also add a hint of tapered blue atop the nacelles with a subtle yellow accent or ...Jump to post
Funnily enough I chanced upon some old YouTube footage the other day showing some late 80's LAX movements (1989 or 90 I think ?) and there amongst all the remaining 70's and 80's cheatline liveries like Delta, American, Cathay etc was a brand new liveried Lufthansa 744, looking like a visitor from t...Jump to post
I can recall Hawaii being mentioned as a potential 787 destination by a Thomson/Tui executive from GLA, during a press conference when the type arrived in 2013. At the time it felt more like pulling names out of thin air when asked what kind of destinations the 787 might be able to open up. 5 years ...Jump to post
On a side note this should be in the new livery, what with the old one removed on entry to storage initially :P Yeah it returned to lessor in a factory white finish and I'm assuming returned from Manila the same ? I'd guess it'll get the full authentic respray or they'll perhaps more likely go with...Jump to post
I'm seeing Polar Air Cargo here.Jump to post
So why doesn't the 2/3 of the rest of the world feel the need to bring little Tiddles on board for comfort ? I agree flying can be frightening and stressful for lots of people but other emotional support avenues are out there and explorable. I used to get really stressed before flying, eventually h...Jump to post