The B787 weighs more than the A330neo. The Wikipedia figures for the A330 neo OEW are incorrect IMO. There is no published data but Airbus took weight out when they worked on the A330neo, to compensate for the heavier engines. The B787 also has a larger cross section resulting in added profile drag....Jump to post
Unless Aerotec and Mitsubishi asked these engineers to bring along trade secrets, they did it by themselves. The engineers can get sued but Mitsubishi should be safe. As for breaching non-disclosure agreements, huge sums can be asked, but again, one could argue that if it's so important, the informa...Jump to post
Very short international business trips are a reality for many people. Like those 24 hours at your destination mentioned. Nobody has the time to stay longer than necessary for a presentation, event, congress or similar. I would concur with you on this. As such, these people focus on schedule more t...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] Arguably, Airbus' biggest mistake was not pushing the new engine option sooner. Alas, perhaps too late now but the A380 would have had a better chance of delivering some blistering seat mile economics. Correct. Full engine commonality with the A350 would have been a great selling poi...Jump to post
For instance, JAL has had to discontinue their CDG-NRT route and move that B788 capacity over to open a second LHR-HND flight. But they would have never had a way to try out CDG-NRT if they operated A380s, it'd be a non-starter. That flight leaves one hour before BA's own flight which is pointless....Jump to post
well the 788 was supposed to be a hub buster, that's what so many said when it was first launched, It appears BA is following that lead. This is about as crazy as Leicester winning the English Premier League in 2015/2016.. Not sure it would have been 5,000 to 1 odds, but I don't think a single pers...Jump to post
I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. I personally, and a great number of other people I know, would always prioritize frequency over most other factors, including price if the difference is minimal. So.....? The B787 and A35...Jump to post
The T7000 and T1000 are derivatives of the T900. It's the same engine with tweaks here and there. The BPR is in the same ballpark. The pressure ratio is higher but probably at the expense of durability. So it doesnt make sense to reengine for a small efficiency gain at current oil prices. I would ta...Jump to post
The first thing they teach pilots: always trust your instruments, never your seat of the pants intuition.
May I suggest to open a new thread if you want to discuss that? It obviously is totally irrelevant to the core of the discussion and is rather annoying.
EK has one more option though.
In principle, they can take brand new A380's with used engines. With the soft used market, there are going to be plenty of used half life A380 engines available to put on brand new airframes.
It is worth a consideration IMO.
The 77W already burns less per seat in a 2 or 3 class. The 779 will burn 20% less per seat than the A388. There is no high density A388 as you propose. Do not count on Boeing missing promise. http://www.opshots.net/2015/04/aircraft-operating-series-aircraft-operating-expenses/ $140,000 of fuel for ...Jump to post
There is no evidence to suggest that the B779 will burn less per seat than an A380. The A380 is a 12 ton per hour aircraft and in terms of floor space, it is a 900+ seater in all Y configuration. The B779 will only burn 12% less than the B77W ending up in the high 7 tons per hours as a max 600 seate...Jump to post
I also want to add another significant aspect. If in the next 15 years there is a significant advance in propulsion efficiency, everything changes. Everybody will be able to afford to fly, resulting in huge volume increase. Look at how cheap air travel has become compared to 20 years ago and you'll...Jump to post
That makes perfect sense, but just like the pride and envy that so heavily influenced the 380 program's inception, I would not be surprised if they go to extreme and possibly unwise lengths to keep the 380 going. I will always be amazed at how much raw emotion is wrapped up in this plane AT AIRBUS ...Jump to post
I also want to add another significant aspect. If in the next 15 years there is a significant advance in propulsion efficiency, everything changes. Everybody will be able to afford to fly, resulting in huge volume increase. Look at how cheap air travel has become compared to 20 years ago and you'll ...Jump to post
It is a chance for all 3 parties to end the A380 disaster. RR can close a production line and focus resources on the newer engines, Airbus can close the production line and gets room for at least another A320 series line. EK can downsize the fleet with 777s instead of A380s. That makes perfect sens...Jump to post
The MAX fleet is a mistake. Getting even more would be an even bigger mistake. Those who know the Italian market would know why right away. Even Ryanair barely makes any money in the Italian market. That's why they are still shuffling and reshuffling all the time. That should give you a clue. In the...Jump to post
The first thing Air Italy should do is developing some European network. They need to start with stabilisation of their domestic network and expend more within the continent before starting any long-haul advantures, Oh what a great idea, Alitalia obtained a huge success with this strategy! Legacy c...Jump to post
Looks like they are cutting frequencies to India even before they start them later this month : DEL from 6 to 3 BOM from 5 to 3 HAV, MBA, ZNZ last flights in mid-December Some ad-hoc reductions to MIA, BKK, LOS-ACC as well in the upcoming weeks till mid-December. Cut cut cut. Back to reality for AA...Jump to post
While the Atco did make a mistake, his workload there was insane.
That needs to be addressed.
The pilots plugged the hole in the cheese there, but it could have been a disaster.
Intellectual property theft relating to technology is pretty irrelevant in aviation. By the time a 20 year patent becomes a certified, deliverable product ready to exchange hands for hard cash, the patent protection period will be about to expire. This is why many products are not patented in the fi...Jump to post
The conflict between unions has escalated as predicted, now the Sardinian region is also involved and the region is even talking to the government. But the government has Lega Nord at its helm together with M5S. Lega Nord would be very pleased to see MXP turned into an intercontinental hub and while...Jump to post
UA was one of the first Dreamliner operators, so I don't get your drift.
Also, its kind of obviois that the - 10 would be used for TATL.
UA was one of the first Dreamliner operators, so I don't get your drift.
Also, its kind of obviois that the - 10 would be used for TATL.
How much do they bring the range up to on the MAX 9? Also according to wiki they have 18 firmed up MAX 9s, so I guess we still haven't seen the last of the expansion. Personally haven't seen specific numbers on the range increase by way of aux tanks but if the 3,550nm base range is to be believed (...Jump to post
Retardant is just as useless when you can't penetrate a canopy or even a layer of grass. Moisture in any form does slow down a fire but you need massive quantities. No aircraft in operation today has the capabilities to deliver those massive quantities except the MI-26. The Mi26 is also not perfect ...Jump to post
There are no Air Tankers owned by the Federal Government (I suppose you could say the Maff System is Federally owned) the vast majority are private companies. When I started ( I was on the Govt side not the company side) the B17. PB4Y, B24 and many other WWII planes were in Service. When I left we ...Jump to post
I think that rather than shouting to eachother whether QF will buy A35JULR or B778LR, we should be debating whether QF will have enough of a kangaroo route market left by 2023 when the project sunrise aircraft will be delivered. The ME3 are constantly upgauging and more and more well-positioned Asia...Jump to post
The departure from their initial LCC focus IMO. AB were great when they were LCC, but then they wanted to get a share of LH's business. That was the misstep and what brought it all down. I see Ryanair today doing a bit of the same and p*ssing everyone off, both the LCC customers and the few premium ...Jump to post
Anyone knows if this is related to the issues Embraer had with Kawasaki Heavy Industries? Or totally separate? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraer-blames-build-quality-and-delivery-issues-for-208542/ It could be related indeed. But these look like they were from after the period that...Jump to post
That's a pretty unfortunate situation to be in. That's said very nicely and professional. I would say that's a catastrophic situation to be in for all affected airlines and the manufacturer of the airplane and/or the engines (depending on the contracts). For P&W the shit has hit the fan and I'm...Jump to post
This is not as simple as some post it here. DL is a big time Airbus customer and had a lot of leverage and motivation to get their approval. However DL didn't want to take up any A380's and NH did. That made the difference in the deal. For Airbus, it was not about placing 3 A380's, it was about gain...Jump to post
I think that Primera, WOW, DY, and other low cost TATL operators are going to fragment the TATL market so much that the big airlines will be forced to make a decision. Go big or downsize. The remaining market will be transcontinental, Europe and the U.S. If Boeing launch a MOM for that market, Airbu...Jump to post
Michael is packing up some pounds.Jump to post
I agree. I'm guessing there will be at most 4 daily slot pairs for US carriers. UA will ask for and probably get EWR. UA might also ask for ORD/IAD but probably won't get it. DL will ask for and probably get DTW. ATL would be nice, but I don't see it happening. AA will ask for and probably get DFW....Jump to post
I think that JFK is a given for DL. The O&D is sufficient to justify it. Also, there are Skyteam airlines like CI, KE that can provide feed to Asia while DL covers the East coast with their network. SEA is also very probable to cover anything West. DL JFK SEA UA EWR and LAX AA JFK and LAX AY wil...Jump to post
It doesn’t really matter if the 777-9 is a bit too capable, if you can have such a thing, if the price is right. If BA get them at bargain prices they won’t really care. The 777-9 will still be useful on routes such HND, SIN, HKG, EZE, JNB, CPT, PEK, PVG, GRU, LAX, SFO, MIA etc. The A350 might be a...Jump to post
The negotiations over A380s were a classic Willie tactic, he did the same with Norwegian, talk about, act serious, but always knowing he'll never stump up the money for it. Why do it with the A380s? To leverage a better price out of Boeing for the 777-9 or a better price on more 787-10s - you're mo...Jump to post
Three times very publicly IAG (BA) have tried to buy 6 additional A380's.Twice new ones and once (at least) second hand... What routes were (are) they pencilled in for? Surely it would have had to be the replacement of these final 744's -what else could they have been for? Having said that it appea...Jump to post
I don't have a particular fetish for any aircraft, but I have a fetish for good business sense and for the development of comfort and safety. Replacing a B744 by anything smaller makes sense in some cases but in a context of growing global passenger traffic, it doesn't make sense. The same way it d...Jump to post
Does Qantas actually use LHR on the flight plan? There is probably not enough reserve fuel so they might use a closer airport on the flight plan and divert to LHR every time. Qantas has done this before on westbound flights from North America. They put Brisbane as the destination on the flight plan...Jump to post
Spot-on. The A380 fills an important niche for BA in its present configuration where the Y capacity is actually useful - South Africa, Asia, etc - and a reconfiguration to increase premium capacity reduces the useful of such aircraft to those markets. Considering that BA have already given a fairly...Jump to post
... Aircraft can be configured in many different ways and the A380 is probably the most flexible aircraft in those regards. Just because BA has a certain configuration on their current A380's, it doesn't have to be the same for a JFK shuttle. They can keep the same amouny of Y seats and put more J ...Jump to post
... ex-JFK departures across BA/AA are so tightly spaced in the evening to effectively nullify any meaningful difference between any given two successive departures. ... There is scope to rationalise without compromising capacity or choice if they wanted to I'd dispute that. Bear in mind it's a rou...Jump to post
What the thread starter said: Starting November 1st, only passengers with a paid priority ticket will be able to take their bags on board. What Ryanair actually said (emphasis theirs) – Priority Boarding customers (currently 30%) can continue to bring 2 free carry-on bags (1 x 10kg wheelie bag and ...Jump to post
This is just not going to work, the same way their current system doesn't work. 8 EUR one-way is 16 EUR return. Can you still call it priority boarding when more than half the plane is queued up in there? They might as well let the non-priority board first as they will be heading straight for their...Jump to post