a good statistician can make identical numbers tell vastly different stories.. so many people put great faith in % differences without ever identifying what the actual values are.. is 2% cost difference $20 or $200,000.. you'l never know if all you have is percentages. Many times the actual differe...Jump to post
I had to keep my mouth shut till I got a public source.... Thankfully Sam Chui has a video up for the DL a350. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3yUhEjzVcc Go to 2:50- the display on the cockpit shows the weight of 607,200 lbs equal to 275.4t. Just saw that minutes ago. And the frame is 502 one their...Jump to post
First of all -DL has the 275t not the 268t. Seems DL's aircraft are still 268T aircraft. They're easily capable of being 275T (or actually, 277T) but the airline wasn't operating them at that at the beginning of this year, and I'm unable to find any external evidence that they've uprated them. What...Jump to post
Remember the Saudi Aircraft landing on fire in Jeddah after a 7th century Yemeni pilgrim was brewing up his tea with a pressure stove in his seat. In those days (late 70's/early 80's) the pilgrims were locked in the cabin without any flight attendants and the flight deck door was welded shut. The f...Jump to post
Thanks - doesn't look too wrong, was this based on the IAH site or the CAA stats in the UK? I'll try and dig out the most recent ones. Sounded like a cue for me to throw up a simplified table. I've used the US DOT T-100 stats and the CAA stats to combine into this for the period January to November...Jump to post
There are three variables to consider when discussing maximum possible range that seems to be misunderstood or ignored in this discussion: 1- Wight : which include the frame itself, and payload. Both are estimations and there is no hard data about how much they are exactly. Also, it differs for carr...Jump to post
Just online: http://www.aero.de/news-29258/Lufthansa-Gelb-auf-Blau-ist-nicht-Premium2.html Their choice was for most boring .. Navy might be a premium color, but do it poorly and it's the opposite http://www.aero.de/content/news_pics/n_29258_11094.jpg http://www.aero.de/content/news_pics/n_29258_11...Jump to post
According to the article, the deal was signed today. The 2 main points: - No further "planned" 5th freedom for EK &EY - EK &EY to allow voluntary access to financial reports https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/05/11/airline-battle-over-u-s-emirates-stri...Jump to post
Here is a masterpiece by a blogger on this topic. He just added monthly stored frames for 3 months and came up with 46 total stored frames. Yet another example of airline wasting PR dollars on bloggers. https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/04/30/emirates-is-storing-over-45-planes-in-the-nex...Jump to post
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First IB A359 with new winglets emerged from assembly
https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 4254503938
Being from a different part of the world, where boarding animals in the cabin is not a practice, I am wondering, is there a regulations ( Company SOP/ federal law) of how big or where to place bags containing animals ?Jump to post
MAS problems go way beyond any A380s. It's a state owned airline that has a history of being managed as a political tool rather than a legitimate business. A proof of that is the purchase of the A380s. No, they didn't need such airliner for their poor profit/revenue, but how would you convince a gov...Jump to post
I came across this interesting graph of it appears to be a UA presentation justifying their pick for 359 as 77E replacement. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXJfUmnW4AAra_y.jpg It's also interesting to see where they positioned 789 in terms of range compared to the 359 ! Source: https://twitter.com/e_ru...Jump to post
In Delta's latest 10-K filing with the SEC, the airline showed that it will take 15 CSeries CS100s in 2018, 25 in 2019, and 16 in 2020
https://twitter.com/TheAviationBeat/sta ... 6075935745
Rotating you’re really revolving around yourself. In the article the ANA CEO is quoted as saying that ANA will be spending 16bn USD till 2022 on aircraft, specifically 2x 777F and at least 2x A380 as he is using the plural for the latter. No mentioning of any other type explicitly. Clearly, there i...Jump to post
Sad news, Aseman announced that all 66 on board didn't survive
https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/9 ... 4282130432
Each time I hear an aircraft "is performing better than expected", I am a little bit upset and if I were the big boss I would sanction the chief engineer and his staff for not being able to predict the performance properly. Imagine the lost opportunity in term of "value selling"...Jump to post
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Email just arrived from @lufthansaNews confirming #lufthansablue as main livery colour while yellow will still be used at airports and on boarding cards
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okjet wrote:D-ABYA out of the paint shop at FCO. I am very disappointed if this is the final livery.
http://www.facebook.com/prgairside/phot ... =3&theater
thgsr08 wrote:Does anyone know if PR-XTF is back to JJ?
FR24 shows it's been flying to JFK since DEC19 but also, flying as A7-AMB as it was.
WHATS GOING ON WITH FR24???
The first SkyTeam painted aircraft will be MSN #197, VN-A897. This will also be the first aircraft to be painted into any of the 3 Alliances, with nothing scheduled so far for either One World or Star Alliance. https://cdn-enterprise.discourse.org/infinite_flight/uploads/default/original/3X/e/d/ed5...Jump to post
Eyad89 wrote:Is it only me, or does anyone else have a hard time telling A359 and A35K apart?
I had to stare at the photo for like 5 seconds to realize they are not 2 A359s.
a comprehensive visualization of the incident
update about -1000 certification :
https://twitter.com/ReutersAero/status/926023280775061504 Jump to postA350-1000 completed Functional & Reliability testing, certification in Nov then first delivery to Qatar in following weeks, #Airbus says
Found this on twitter
#Airbus has confirmed that it is working on new winglets for the #A350, to be introduced from MSN216 (1st ULR)
More range, Less fuel (1-2%)
Ooooh, this interesting. Apparently, some journalists received an email from airbus containing material abot the deal, and among the files an image for 320&cs100 created back in 9/8/2017 ( Not sure if thats Aug or Sep) .. It seems Boeing was the one forced into a corner, and not the other way ar...Jump to post
"We need to decide for what the next generation domestic narrowbody aircraft will be for Delta," "It will be a significant order," "I think it's one of the biggest RFPs going on in the industry." "Boeing has every opportunity to win this," https://twitter.com...Jump to post
As expected, Boeing didn't take it well “This looks like a questionable deal between two heavily state-subsidised competitors to skirt the recent findings of the U.S. government,” https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bombardier-airbus-cseries-boeing/boeing-calls-cseries-deal-a-bid-to-escape-u-s-import-...Jump to post
Have a search for yourself for the mathematical proof of mutually exclusive independent events and you will see that the probability is zero. Well, if you search for "mutually exclusive independent events" you'll find nothing, because such events do not exist. This is a contradiction in t...Jump to post
The capital of Yemen, Sana'a is not strange to continuous surveillance by drones and/or missiles attack as the war surpassed its second year. The difference today is that it's being claimed that a drone was shot down. Multiple videos and photos caught the moment and made it to social media. Video: h...Jump to post
I'm on the phone so I don't know how to insert pictures here but in the avherald report there is a picture of the engine from a different angle, if someone can bring it here would be great. Rgds. G. Do you mean this one? Seems there is damage to the rear side of the pylon http://avherald.com/img/af...Jump to post
A passenger on board on twitter
" Inflight pictures. Loud thud and a lot of vibration."
https://twitter.com/RickEngebretsen/sta ... 6240766977
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When I read the title at first, I was excited that Yemen will receive the first 787 ever. Well, I guess not I seriously appreciate the humanitarian efforts though ports of Yemen still work to some extinct. a container would've done the trick, but I understand the need for the publicity stunt. I surl...Jump to post
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First a330neo with installed engines
$UAL says A350s will arrive from 2022-2027, replacing 777-200s.
well... That's a long time
NeBaNi wrote:What happened to painting the A350s in a special livery, as was discussed earlier? IIRC, there were also some images floating around of artist interpretatons.
The video itself isn't justifying anything. It's just an explanation on what the Saudi government would do should its airspace is intruded. I have to agree with you about the video. It is just explaining that qr is not allowed into the territories of ksa and if they entered anyway, the plane would ...Jump to post
Despite MIA being ~200 miles longer than ATL, AAB a year ago said Al Baker said their current Airbus A350s do not have the range to serve Atlanta, but that they will reevaluate it once the longer range A350-1000s enter service. I wonder what changed this time? lighter new frames, low load factors, o...Jump to post
Great debate about the various types relative merits, as I said previously unlikely to be anything other than 787's, the FCOM has been produced and the differences courses are being written as we speak. The decision has already been made, it just hasnt been announced, nor will it till the airshow. ...Jump to post
In the Air Lease (ALC) 2Q17 earnings announcements Airbus received a generous amount of blame for the delays caused primarily by PW powered A320neo and A330neo. Here are some highlights from the remarks John L. Plueger, the Chief Executive Officer: We don't have the production delay problems with Bo...Jump to post
If it's daily then the capacity has been reduced to 770 seats per week and the overall reduction would be 265 seats which I suppose isn't that much. To clear it up then, QR will operate a daily A319 to Krabi from the 1st of December this year. EDIT: Found out the source of this mixup... Routesonlin...Jump to post
QR downgrades Krabi from A330/B787 to A319 That is a huge downgrade! If it were to be downgraded then I would've guessed to an A321, maybe an A320. and from 4 weekly to 3 weekly flights according to the link, it going daily from 1 dec ?! https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2017/Aug/qatar...Jump to post