Help me in my ignorance. What is a "SCRUM"? Thanks folks for educating an old man. Scrum is a project managing protocol commonly used in software development, instead of PRINCE2/PMP etc that are more commonly used in hardware development. Their main purpose is to give middle management a ...Jump to post
Lilienthal wrote:Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel.
Eurowings has a cheap LCC image, they are to compete with the likes of EasyJet and Norwegian. They are not a legacy airline like Brussels Airways, they are not a premium airline. Belgians that are loyal to Brussels Airlines won't be loyal to Eurowings even if behind the screen it's the same airline...Jump to post
Is it for political or safety reasons?
We may not enter the discussion which are politically correct countries to fly over.
There are quite many other countries that launch missiles, too. At least North Korea is not targeting foreign civil airplanes.
Imho the first bag in the hold should always be free, but the carry-on should be strictly limited. It is not only fire or evacuation, those heavy bags in the cabin are also a huge risk in turbulence. That is something authorities should regulate. This is another important issue. And not only turbul...Jump to post
As for safety, how well can a quad or tri fly with one engine, worst case? On a quad, that engine will take to the accident. On a tri, you’ll land somewhere, if the sums are done right and crew does their job. GF Can I thus conclude that three engines is the optimal and the fourth just increases th...Jump to post
This thread is two years old.
Should it be treated like other continuous threads, i.e. a new thread every year or so?
Danish public broadcaster DR is reporting that a pay rise has been agreed to: 3,5% this year, 3% in 2020 and 4% in 2021. At the rate that the Euro has been dropping versus the dollar and other currencies, this doesn't even cover inflation. Inflation rate at Euro area was 1,7 % (April) though Scandi...Jump to post
Just to put some numbers to it. There are around 1500 pilots in the SAS Group, earning an average of around DKK 66.5K per month + pension. A pay rise of 13% would cost SAS around 175M DKK a year, which is almost 20% of their profits. That's not realistic, not by a long shot Sharing 20% of profits o...Jump to post
The OP apparently refers to the case where some passengers pay for their preferred seat and others are seated in unallocated seats? Have note experiences in flights, but was usual in trains. Such should not happen. I have had many cases where someone is sitting in my seat, with allocated seats for a...Jump to post
They don't want a ridiculous amount. They just want to be paid the market average for a pilot job in the same geographical area, do you think that's to much to ask? It is too much to ask because it is multiple times of average salary in the same geographical area. But they're not doing an "ave...Jump to post
13 % sounds like a lot ... ? They don't want a ridiculous amount. They just want to be paid the market average for a pilot job in the same geographical area, do you think that's to much to ask? It is too much to ask because it is multiple times of average salary in the same geographical area. And t...Jump to post
If I interpret that correctly: - EBIT -2,263 is worse than ever [excl other losses/(gains)-net] - net loss -1,489.4 is 3122 % more than last year and more than last year cumulatively - they paid negative taxes - other random gains and expenses complicate comparison - unit cost seems improving signif...Jump to post
What would the hypothetical range of a straight stretched A220-500 look like? I’ve always thought that was a natural addition to the A220 family and now that Airbus has taken on the program, would be curious if they would actually stretch the A220. I would guess initially the A220-500 would be some...Jump to post
In the case of LHR, while fire damage to a terminal would be extremely serious, the terminals are sufficiently far apart (in some cases extremely far apart) for there being no risk of fire spreading between them. If you want a relatively recent example of fire damage and the reaction to it, Rome FC...Jump to post
An interesting Finnish news article where it is explained that the JASSM is not part of the requirement set for the fighter competition. The useful life of the missile, the fact that Finland doesn’t want to pay integration costs for the new platform and that all the entrants will have a long range ...Jump to post
Would it be a jointly owned and jointly operated, or jointly designed for different navies? If it is a common carrier, would it be under EU, WEU, Nato or a smaller club of countries? What would it be used for? If would be less easy to deploy the carrier in alien waters when you need that to be appr...Jump to post
Would it be a jointly owned and jointly operated, or jointly designed for different navies? If it is a common carrier, would it be under EU, WEU, Nato or a smaller club of countries? What would it be used for? If would be less easy to deploy the carrier in alien waters when you need that to be appro...Jump to post
To reply to a few posts above regarding NRT, the current curfew kicks in at 11pm which will soon be extended to 12:30am by 1.5 hours. However, the curfew is a hard curfew which means the last regular scheduled departure time is currently 10pm or so, to be extended soon to around 11:30pm. KIX is a 2...Jump to post
All attempts to force aviation into 'carbon offsets' and such should be firmly squashed by governments. Environmental extremists must be told to look elsewhere for carbon reductions. Until there is a quantum change in technology, combustion-based engines are the only way for aircraft to fly. Increm...Jump to post
Responding: 1. Deserts and swamps are not suitable for planting trees. It takes a fortune to make them suitable and maintain them. Deserts have poor soil and bring high water requirements and pest control will be difficult. Swamps have too high moisture content and will stimulate root rot, while pe...Jump to post
Before you read what's below, I would like to emphasis that I run my own carbon offset project at a family scale. 2 hectares planted, trees growing, trying out different species of fast growing trees, etc... So I know a thing or two about it. ... As for aircraft, the best contribution the industry ...Jump to post
This is nothing but an excuse for an extra tax, as if there weren't enough taxes on aviation already. As for making any particular industry sustainable, there's no business on earth that is sustainable. The most sustainable thing that anyone could do is to not have any children, because for each ch...Jump to post
Furthermore, environmental protection is a luxury good. Your concern for the environment is directly proportional to how much money you have to spend. Therefore, the best way to protect the environment is to make all people richer, faster. Air travel is not only a sizable piece of today's GDP, it f...Jump to post
Wynnster8 wrote:What would be involved in changing an aircraft engine from one type to another?
Example: Rolls Royce Trent 900 to Engine Alliance GP7270
If Ryanair is pulling people (who would travel anyway) out of cars and buses which pollute more (on a per capita basis), you could argue Ryanair reduces pollution, not creates it. Ultimately, the real polluters are the individual travellers themselves. Ryanair is merely providing a service which ge...Jump to post
It's maybe worth noting as well that the UK government is considering abolishing ownership rules, though doing so unilaterally won't mean anything, only if other countries/blocs do the same https://mlexmarketinsight.com/insights-center/editors-picks/antitrust/europe/uk-to-relax-aviation-ownership-r...Jump to post
Once my plane was late because the pilots had embarked in a wrong plane. They apparently noticed their errors before they flew it away and came apologizing to our plane. Well, the cabin crew had had us laugh before that. That was SK. Another flight was delayed because one flight attendant was missin...Jump to post
A modern prop, with a jet-like cabin, and boarding by propbridge, . I doubt if "propbridges" would make the slightest difference to passenger opinions outside North America. In the rest of the world passengers are used to a proportion of flights involving A320/738 sized planes and even la...Jump to post
But I think this is all a bit theoretical, as I guess the chances that we have long haul prop traffic returning are close to zero, even though there might be a tiny niche market for low cost carriers (A400 pax version?). I think there would be a huge amount of people who could take the time penalty...Jump to post
I would take a prop any day, but not sure about the others. It is not only fuel consumption but having lower emissions is much more important. I could even cross Atlantic with a long range turboprop if there were any modern ones (well, I would even try Tupolev Bear for fun but that's another impossi...Jump to post
wexfordflyer wrote:YIMBY wrote:Unlikely.
A much greater danger looms around the corner
Care to elaborate?
A much greater danger looms around the corner
While longer is better for safety, would be nice to compare with realistic runway requirements for typical existing or putative flights from given airports. While City and Antwerpen are clearly runway-constrained, are there other airports where the runway length is the critical limitation? And is th...Jump to post
Is there any currently valid logical reason for the perimeter rule or is it just a political choice or ancient relic?Jump to post
Then what about acquisition? Where is the line between merger and acquisition? Acquisitions shouldn't count. For example, Braniff consuming Panagra or TWA being acquired by American. The point is there is no clear difference between merger and acquisition. Most mergers are technically realised as a...Jump to post
I'm curious... if an airline is formed by the merger of different airlines AND adopts a new name or corporate structure, when would their age consider to start? From the earliest date of any one of the component merged airlines, or from the date of the merge and new name establishment? Personally, ...Jump to post
Given that both airlines were profitable on their own in the last fully reported fiscal annual results, why not divorce and each go its own way? I'm sure they can find other partners. Random examples: KLM could merge with Virgin Atlantic (depending on what the final Brexshit deal will look like) an...Jump to post
The AF/KL board apparently consists of 10 French directors, 5 Dutch directors, and 1 American. No wonder things are as they are. The French can just easily vote themselves goodies paid from the pockets of the Dutch. The directors of a PLC are obliged to pursue the best of the enterprise and are for...Jump to post
It seems to be around the wing, (also for 330-lite). - How much tweaking they can make in the wing without entering into the process of redesigning the wing completely? - How much weight does a new carbon fibre wing save? (same size and optimized) - How big aerodynamic benefits a new wing can give? ...Jump to post
I'd bet there will be nothing new but derivatives for Airbus jets by 2025. At best there may be rewing, in case carbon wing will give substantial benefits, i.e. 322 with larger wing or 330 with smaller wing. However, if ATR counts as Airbus (50 % true) a new turboprop is the most likely next greenf...Jump to post
I'd bet there will be nothing new but derivatives for Airbus jets by 2025. At best there may be rewing, in case carbon wing will give substantial benefits, i.e. 322 with larger wing or 330 with smaller wing. However, if ATR counts as Airbus (50 % true) a new turboprop is the most likely next greenfi...Jump to post
Deterrence is required and stealth is a powerful measure of this. Nothing deters warmongers like the the threat of their strategic assets and even personal safety put in harms way. The only russian assets threatened by the nuclear-sharing bombs are in Kaliningrad. And even that is just barely withi...Jump to post
Well the Russian sponsored gangsters in the eastern Ukraine would comb through Germany in no time. Germany would be absolutely helpless if they were on their own. That's the sad reality. Those gangsters will run out of fuel before half way to Germany. Russian military is much less capable to defend...Jump to post
Given that their growth of ASK was mostly squeezing more seats to existing planes (their newest plane was built in 2017) they indeed carried more pax per plane even though PLF decreased.
This years' capacity growth while smaller includes at least 2 new widebodies - who knows about new narrowbodies.
ScottB wrote:Why would they offer "firesale" prices to drum up a few new orders when they already lose money at current prices?
Still the Growler fills another role. And apart from that we are talking about Germany, military usefulness plays no part in their decisions. The German Armed forces are the most useless in the western world, they are not meant to win in a conflict, they are meant to play no part in any conflict. T...Jump to post