[All frames in the desert would be sUA (PW powered) 757s so while not an exact match, they probably could use a few as the ex-PS fleet is stretched thin already. N181AN and N182AN are also in the desert and have RR engines, and they're newer (1999 build) than N26123. Maybe AA would be willing to of...Jump to post
That will leave a nasty mark! The question is if that’s repairable. Did the main gear blow out to cause the nose gear to smash onto the runway? I see single runway operations when EWR reopens. It's repairable, even if they need to cut off the nose and graft on a new one. More extreme things have be...Jump to post
Companies should stay out of politics. That depends. Sometimes, politics are related to that company's business. I sit on a board of a local managed-care Medi-Cal insurance carrier and they have political officers who monitor and lobby for/against various political causes related to healthcare poli...Jump to post
I know what side I'm on, but I agree. I don't think this is related to the airline business.Jump to post
There are probably regulations that airlines have to follow for marking doors, emergency windows, registration, etc but as long as they meet them, I doubt the specific livery matters that much. Just a guess. There are certainly some regulations. The reg number needs to be a specified font and minim...Jump to post
NB aircraft, because of the volumes involved, make it more likely multiple engine OEM's will become the norm, with large customers ordering a mix of both engines. Not the 737. Air frame OEM's would obviously like engine choice. Would they? Wouldn't it be easier (read: cheaper) to design an airplane...Jump to post
Yet the general public will believe it was Delta's fault. If you buy a ticket on Delta and the airplane says "Delta" on the outside, then it doesn't matter if it's DL mainline or a contracted regional carrier; that airline is doing business as a branch of Delta. Moreover, Delta is respons...Jump to post
QF is the only operator of the 747-400ER. But maybe LH or BA will order a few.Jump to post
If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. "If my aunt had balls..." I live in Oakland but I'm not a sports fan, so I don't have a dog in this fight. But if the Warriors' success rested on one or two men, then that's just poor management. The ...Jump to post
However, I'm still smarting over the fact that in lieu of a traditional web interface detailing the error in card information submitted, where you can remedy the situation instantly, Spirit takes to placing your reservation in a "pending" status and then forces you to wait for human inter...Jump to post
In the article, it mentions the unbundling as an alternative to offering premium economy. For me, it begs the question if this is a temporary measure to grab the premium economy customers until EK can add a true premium economy section on their aircraft? I doubt it. With rare exceptions, once an ai...Jump to post
All of Lufthansas 744s, and BAs 744s have CRT screens. I have visited three LH cockpits, and BA pilot Twitter photos show CRT screens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86K7CQBXAk <-- not that one (the little green screens on the pedestal are CRT but not the PFDs) For LH, you may be right...but why w...Jump to post
This is partly in response to major clients, who reimburse / authorise business class for trip durations over X hours. Now they can authorise business basic. Will also tap new revenue streams. When upgraded, gives EK the opportunity to extract fees for add-ons. Do you honestly believe that J fares ...Jump to post
WesternDC6B wrote:Trouble bruin for sure!
BlatantEcho wrote:Want more, buy First.
Some saying years to recovery, etc... ...and less than 2 months later.. The Notre-Dame cathedral will host its first mass this weekend since a fire ravaged https://www.france24.com/en/20190611-france-paris-notre-dame-cathedral-fire-first-mass ...all the mass hysteria and tears? For what? :stirthepo...Jump to post
CairnterriAIR wrote:Lucky he didn’t maul anybody....the results could have been GRIZZLY.
While I think this may all be technically possible, I suspect that emergency evacuation in the event of fire may be the show-stopper.Jump to post
Am I correct in understanding that UA has only painted two aircraft in the new livery over a month after the unveiling?Jump to post
SWISS still doing it on intra-Europe flights with usually some kids cartoons (if there are multiple children on board). On all other European carriers I know don't use it for IFE. Norwegian however still has the mounted televisions, but uses them for advertising and route info instead of IFE. SWISS...Jump to post
I just thought it was interesting that KDTW did not have "international" in its name while much smaller airports in the United States such as KTUL and KCRP do have "international" in their names but do not have any international commercial flights to and from their airports. I f...Jump to post
No big news that the world's largest A320 family operator might add A321LR and/or A321XLR to their fleet. US was the largest (by number of aircraft) Airbus operator in the world. So AA now has that title. Of course, the vast majority of their Airbus fleet is the A320 family, so they are also the la...Jump to post
Some time ago, LCD screens were certified to replace all the CRT screens. Today, I doubt there's a single 744 that has the original CRT screens installed. LCD screens are far superior to the old CRT screens. They don't burn-in or burn out, they have better resolution, better contrast, and they're li...Jump to post
There would be structural issues for cargo. I've wondered since the inception ofthe 777 overhead crew rest modules why airlines didn't sell passenger space up there. Real bunks and more space trump lie-flat seats. This was proposed by Boeing, but airlines were not interested. 1) You cannot seat add...Jump to post
They make tons of cash on the 787 program, then there are parts and Services and Boeing defense and they could always continue production of the They make tons of cash on the 787 program, then there are parts and Services and Boeing defense and they could always continue production of the NG to bri...Jump to post
AlnessW wrote:]"We now welcome First Class, status-whatchamajiggers, lorem-ipsums, and the so-and-sos to board through our Breezeway Lane"
This is 2019 when airlines have been flying 737s for decades and they need more of them. This is where Embraer and Bombardier should have made inroads and given airlines four competing manufacturers to choose from. Unlikely now that Embraer is tying up with Boeing and Bombardier is tied up with Air...Jump to post
Well, you have to admit that the metric system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim it is superior to the imperial system. (Actually is the people not the measurement system). Tugg The horror of not having to remember how many milliliters are in a liter. It's not annoying. It's just...Jump to post
Personally I think it is a definite possibility. I think Boeing through a series of SNAFUs designed themselves into a corner from which there is no exit. Now, when I say never, I mean for a considerably long time, say, 2-3 years. I see it is possible that they will undertake a substantial redesign ...Jump to post
Actually the 777X FBW system is not designed so it handles like the previous 777s. The 777X FBW system will function more like the 787. It has the same architecture and updated control laws as the 787. That's why I said that it "can" be but I didn't know if it "will be." So than...Jump to post
The only way to be sure to not end up on a MAX on a short-haul flight will be to fly Delta, Frontier or Jetblue because they don't have them at all. This will be great for those airlines. AA, UA , Southwest and Alaska will suffer quite a bit given the UBS study. They will have to do a gigantic job ...Jump to post
The picture states "wider cross section". We're talking cabin width here, right? Not fuselage width which remains unchanged at 6.20m. The fusealge has been stretched, interior dimensions grew. The question would be if structural changes have been made to achieve this, that could influence...Jump to post
Hi, New user here. My background is software development, with special focus on safety critical systems (we design hardware and software solutions manned cranes, lifts, foresting machines etc.). I have wanted to jump into this topic for a while now, but I join now, as I feel the post from kalvado (...Jump to post
The 737 Max program will probably never run at a profit in total but that is not really a problem, there is enough revenue generated elsewhere. So of the four current civil programs in production (737-MAX, 747-8, 777, and 787) two of them will never turn a total program profit and that's not a prob...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:This is about a $180,000 part having to be replaced early.
And this is why Delta FAs need a union. Hang on just a minute... All of you screaming for unionization must’ve missed the part where the door was opened and they still didn’t walk. I don't see how it would make too much of a difference. Union or no union, DL's management said that they thought this...Jump to post
With a bit of imagination Senai (JHB), also known as Sultan Ismail airport, could be a second-tier airport for Singapore. It's in Malaysia, but very close to the Singapore border. Only if it were possible to fly into it and clear only Singaporean immigration on arrival and departure. If you have to...Jump to post
Appears the aircraft made a hard landing, which caused a piece of one of the left engine cowlings to separate. Aircraft is on the ground at PHL.
Scanned the first three pages, searched under multiple terms and couldn't find any mention of it here.
WayexTDI wrote:Just to nitpick here: N320FE is no longer a DC-10-30, but a MD-10-30F. There are quite a bit of difference between the DC-10 and the MD-10 to warrant a change in Aircraft Type.
From what I've read, it was more so the fact that the winglets and wingtip extension had no benefit for the short flights that the -400Ds were flying, so that was just extra weight they were hauling around. A wingtip device would be a benefit even on short flights. It might not save the 3.5% of fue...Jump to post
AFAIK, no. For the most part, the -400D was a paper de-rate off the -400. The decreased MTOW lowered landing fees. The winglets were mostly omitted for gate space. Also, those earlier wingtip devices (the -400 was the first airliner to employ nonplanar wingtip devices) were shorter and I think they ...Jump to post
In the last 10 years, traffic on Bay Area freeways has increased over 80%. The price of housing has skyrocketed. Our home has almost tripled in value since we bought it in 2012. This is not a picture of "people running for the hills." The SF Bay Area is in the midst of a boom the likes of ...Jump to post
The 787 has probably been the best thing an airline could wish for. I can't even begin to list the number of routes started or restarted because of the 787. Lufthansa have 20 on order, and I am wondering what they intend to do with them? AFAIK they don't seem like a particularly adventurous airline...Jump to post
The counterpoint to that is we got a lot of cool looking planes from those manufacturers, even if very few airlines outside the home market bought them. We would all have been worse off as avgeeks if not for the Caravelle, or the VC-10 in BOAC colors (#1 badass combo IMO), and especially the Concor...Jump to post
I doubt a power "cut" is the culprit, an airport surely has power coming from several points around the property, so unless there is a major blackout in the region, power is getting there. Now some electric installation might have problems, probably something directly related to fuel deli...Jump to post
They've had incredible difficulty even getting 1 into commercial service, now they're going to take over?
For the 777 and 787 they will always be raked wingtips that are better suited for long haul fuel savings I keep seeing this repeated, but I've never found any data to support it. Planar wingtip extensions ("raked tips") have some advantages over nonplanar devices ("winglets"). A...Jump to post