That is the most rational response in recognizing AZ is a basket case. Either it is majorly restructured, or let it fold. If wound down slowly, there would be no disruption to other parts of the Italian economy. Lightsaber I don't disagree with you. I find Etihad's further adventures to be bizarre....Jump to post
9+ hour meaty route? Almost impossible to achieve from the get go! They have to give up either.
Meaty? PEK, MEL, SYD, NRT .. But all around 4k nm and better upgraded with frequencies rather than equipment if needed
9+ hour? CDG, AMS .. requires patience at first
The issue wasn't weight or fuel, it was a high speed landing on a wet runway. The wait was for weather to improve. I found I video of captain's announcement to pax about the delay
https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/8 ... 9346139136
The reveal of the wrapped 748?
https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/ ... 0558148608
I just read the Q2 reports for UA and they mention deferral of 4 A350s out of 2018. How much were they supposed to receive previously? With regards to future deliveries, UAL deferred four Airbus A350 aircraft out of 2018 http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-airlines-reports-second-quarter-...Jump to post
Interesting topic ! To be honest, I was surprised the A350 sold that much in NA in the first place. I am sure the airliners at the time saw that the A350 would play an important role in their fleets. I think the deferrals, cancellations and possible future cancellations are due to a number of factor...Jump to post
..... on a 4600nm mission the 787-9 burn about 3% less fuel per mile than the A359. That is very significant over the life of the frame. On a 6542nm mission the A359 burns about 1.6% less fuel per mile than a 787-9. But since obviously the vast majority of missions for either aircraft will be well ...Jump to post
What keeps me thinking is why four? Is it the number of frames they can contractually cancel ? Is it a coincidence that it's the same number as the leased frames from Latam ? Yes, Airbus has no one to blame but themselves, but to think that the blockade on Qatar didn't influence the decision is a bi...Jump to post
QR to refuse 4 A350-900s/ cancel the order? Just appeard on aero.de Must be a mistake. Qatar Airways CEO says no plans to cancel Airbus A350 order The article mentions AAB saying the delays are purely from Airbus, which makes me wonder, why would Airbus pick on Qatar, one of the main customers of A...Jump to post
You can hardly draw a pattern from some selected flights. The six flights in the link, for example, remain in KSA airspace until they enter Egypt or vice-versa. I don't think it has to do with preferred routes as much as slots, traffic, weather ... etc https://www.flightradar24.com/multiview/dfb2a64...Jump to post
Add QR and DOH to the list ..
Man, any random flight in the Chines airspace has ~50% chance of a absurd route or very low altitude .. Just found this right now https://scontent.fszb1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19665379_10154771181022934_4581506908055478670_n.jpg?oh=72f157ea3db0317dc6d70b3b47210159&oe=5A10DE1DJump to post
There are news from SV as well.. In a memo, it mentioned that the ban will be lifted 19 Jul at the latest and that they working on the formalities to address the new security guidelines
Link in Arabic
https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/8 ... 5115436032
Boeing published a short montage of the composite wing factory
https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/sta ... 6469749760
My guess is that the other two will follow shortly
EY announce summer expansion Between AUH and ME and North African as follows: DMM: 3x daily to 4x daily from 9Jul with A320 AMM: 1x daily to 2x daily between 25Jun-30Sep with A320 BEY: additional 4x weekly between 1Aug-10Sep with A320 and other flights upgrades to 787 CAI: 4x daily to 5x daily betwe...Jump to post
Can someone clarify this to me? This is my understanding of what happened: a rotating component failed ( turbine blade?) causing an imbalance in the rotating motion, hence the the shaking that continued till landing ... What I don't understand, if the engine is shut off, which is what I assume happe...Jump to post
RalXWB wrote:They should invest in one of the US3
Too confident ? Airbus sales chief John Leahy said on Thursday Airbus would probably respond if Boeing launches a jet in the middle of the market and makes it a sales success, but that he did not think either of these things would happen. Boeing has been talking about an aircraft seating around 220-...Jump to post
Rumor is that ET is taking a close look at A350-1000 as well. Chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam, speaking at the Paris air show as he confirmed an agreement to take 10 more A350-900s, said the airline was still examining the -1000's capabilities. He points out that Ethiopian is in the "uniqu...Jump to post
Leahy interview on day 3 of PAS17 Speaking to Reuters on day three of the June 19-25 show, Leahy said: "We will have some orders today, but today's isn't going to be one of our record air shows." Regarding orders that Airbus could get over the rest of the show, Leahy added that such deals ...Jump to post
I am not a superstitious person, but didn't someone "knock on wood" ?
URGENT: #Plane battling #wildfire crashes in #Portugal - local media http://on.rt.com/8ffj
This has been a great show for Boeing and we are only on day 2. All the naysayers are shocked at how well the 737 MAX-10 has done so far, always shooting it down, yada yada. You are going to find that it really holds its own against the A321NEO. It will very efficiently move people from coast to co...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:From the Paris air show:
Ref http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show- ... s-emerging
Airbus to reveal at 1030am "How we pioneer to reinvent aviation" https://mobile.twitter.com/Airbus/status/877052037577486336?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Any idea what this could be? Is it the reveal of "Skywise"? data analysis solutions https://www.yout...Jump to post
Apparently weather was nasty. I came a cross photos that KRT terminal was flooded with water
The longest United 757-200 TATL flight (EWR-TXL) was 3,459 nm and the 737-10 MAX advertised range in a standard two cabin configuration is 3,215 nm. I imagine with a lie-flat, premium heavy, lower density cabin, a 737-10 MAX becomes a TATL 757-200 replacement. :scratchchin: The advertised range for...Jump to post
AAB comments about the MOM Qatar Airways does not see any need for Boeing to make a mid-market jet, saying it could instead tweak the 787-8, the airline's chief executive said on Monday. Boeing is studying a gap in the market between narrow-body jets and long-haul aircraft for a potential new plane ...Jump to post
The new winglets of the A380 in Paris Airshow?
What a convenient fine . Whoever is saying it's inspired by protectionism is surly crazy
CanadaFair wrote:Is QR banned from using Bahrain airspace once again?
Those rollers make the plane look petite ... :wink2: Peter :rotfl: Now that I notice the roller, it certainly isn't hahaha What I meant is in terms of general proportions not actual size. Funny how eyes notice different details Let's put some things into perspective :stirthepot: :rotfl: Again, I KN...Jump to post
AAB did an extensive interview with Al Jazeera on the current situation in QR, it's almost half an hour, everyone should watch it. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2017/06/akbar-al-baker-qatar-airways-170613020759574.html Other than AAB being a typical AAB, there is really nothing ...Jump to post
I doubt UN is going to make any difference. Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf states following an escalating diplomatic row and trade blockade, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Qatar has sent a letter t...Jump to post
Has Bahrain opened another routing for QR planes? QR93(DOH-ZRH) just flew past Bahrain towards Kuwait. Perhaps ICAO has intervened and has knocked some sense into the parties. It does appear that quite a few QR flights are going further west in the Bahrain FIR. I suspect that they are in internatio...Jump to post
Due to the recent Qatar diplomatic crisis, Saudis, bahrainis and emiratis are forced to leave Qatar, as well as Qataris are forced to leave KSA, Bahrain and UAE. My question is how these citizens are going to flight back to their countries while Qatar Airlines are banned in KSA, Bahrain and UAE and...Jump to post
Royal Air Maroc's nonstop flight from Casablanca to Doha is currently in a holding pattern over the Mediterranean just north of Egypt. That's half way throught its flight. What could this mean? https://www.flightradar24.com/RAM216/da9792e Just by the border of Egyptian airspace .. Although the 4 co...Jump to post