As fan diameter increases, might we see an engine protruding essentially straight ahead of the wing with much of the fan above the wing, or an engine mounted on a pylon extending above the wing thereby providing more space (along with a new maintenance challenge)?Jump to post
About 100 employees at the parent company of AS and QX to be cut, no frontline employees, more details in 3 weeks.
From a structural standpoint, is it easier to build a low wing aircraft, which is 2 cantilevers on a foundation than a high wing, which if two cantilevers suspended from a point?Jump to post
So... Not only would any revitalized A380 need to compete with the large twins, but also with a 747 line with the pricing advantage of having next to no debt associated with it. Wow. Maybe, hypothetically. I think in practice Boeing is no longer offering the 747-8i to passenger carriers. They'd obv...Jump to post
Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, Boeing could shut down the line at any point? In general, yes. Those charges were to clear the remaining Deferred Production costs as Boeing assumed they would not receive any meaningful new orders and therefore were now in a forward-loss position...Jump to post
Boeing was ready to shut down the 747 program in 2016 and took almost $1.5 billion in financial charges to prepare for it. Then UPS came in with a 14 frame order at the end of the year and followed it up with another 14 this year to keep it open. Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, ...Jump to post
Also, I’ve noticed from the images that they have not had the eyebrow windows plugged. Why is that? The 800s were plugged years ago and the 900ERs were delivered without. Per an earlier thread (I have no specific knowledge), the visibility offered by the eyebrow windows tends to be of greater utili...Jump to post
To bring some more detail to the consensus here, there are a couple of reasons for the "no." There is a lot of volume available for the weight, so a freighter world spend most of its time not flying full. Unless you needed to transport flowers, you world btw transporting much more structur...Jump to post
Would an AS-HA merger pass antitrust? It would have 100% share in a number of city pairs that don't end in HNL SFO or LAX Aside from the obvious mainland to Hawaii, and the strong understanding of freight that comes from island life, they are both very different from each other, and there is no rea...Jump to post
There are just under 4,000 Koreans living in Anchorage. While that's not nearly enough to sustain a scheduled flight, I do suspect that a flight from ANC to ICN with AS feeding one end and KAL the other might be worth penciling out. While Alaska is a moderate tourist draw in itself, but KAL can get ...Jump to post
I do not have public information I can share with you. That example on Wikipedia is about a single airframe (a 30 year old aircraft none the less), not a comparison between two aircraft. Fuel is also not the only expense. That's fair, but fuel is the x-factor I mentioned in my somewhat outlandish s...Jump to post
You know, very few decisions an airline makes are as important as which aircraft they use. Turning the question around, would Eastern have survived if they had used different aircraft?Jump to post
Just for the fun of it, I ran some routes on Great Circle Mapper, and FAI is just about half-way between Hawaii and Europe...Jump to post
Fuel is heavy, and there comes a point where transporting the the fuel needed for long range costs more fuel than a stop-over. What you're talking about is closer to 8K+mi routes which would be further than you can go on two narrows anyway. I was going by Wikipedia: For long-haul flights, the airpl...Jump to post
In what way would this advantage an ANC hub? This would exacerbate the issue. Flying a single segment long haul will burn less fuel per passenger than flying the same passengers via ANC. Nonstop = more efficient routing, one-stop = less time at cruise which is the most efficient phase of flight. Fu...Jump to post
You think they are going to keep a totally separate small turboprop operation separate from the rest of their operation? I would expect an immediate consolidation of duplicate positions and a full merger within 2 years. I expect they will keep Saab 2000s and dash 8s. If they are smart they will cro...Jump to post
Yes, if 2 conditions are met:
1) the politics surrounding global climate change becomes such that there is a significant (read crippling) tax on jet fuel.
2) the 797 has a kick-ass fuel burn optimized for a range of 4,500-5,000 miles.
A link to ADN coverage.
Not Ravn, but Ravn's parent company, with the two operations to be kept as separate organizations.
Not exactly a new market, but BP has pulled out of the Shared Services aviation coalition and given their business for Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse to Alaska Airlines. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2018/10/04/alaska-airlines-to-provide-service-to-the-north-slope-for-bp-employees/Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:NameOmitted wrote:McGee is not a subsidiary AS. They are both communities owned by ALK.
Yeah, it's a detail, but it costs us nothing to get the details correct.
Is this a typo or did you really refer to each company as a community.
McGee is not a subsidiary AS. They are both communities owned by ALK.
Yeah, it's a detail, but it costs us nothing to get the details correct.
A similar question might be why no more rail mounted engines? There are many reasons for wing mounted engines, and if you've made that choice, it's logical to design in pairs. Last I checked there were still rail mounted engines. Here's a photo of one. :D Of course. And how could I forget Bombardie...Jump to post
What do you think the 779 is? ;) It can physically hold well over 500 pax with no problem, but no customer actually desired it to, so Boeing hasn't offered the amount of doors necessary for such configurations. That could change, if it's what airlines wanted. For now, they don't. Yeah, never mind, ...Jump to post
At one point, Boeing was looking at a small third engine on the larger 777s to reduce the required size of the main engines at take off, should one engine fail. This ended up not being necessary. At cruise, the third engine world be shut down, and the aircraft world fly as a twin. If, in 20 years or...Jump to post
Combi aircraft provided range for passenger thin routes. With smaller aircraft stretching longer legs, this is no longer needed.Jump to post
Yes, in 2021 or so.Jump to post
How long does it generally take for SeatGuru to get ahold of new maps?Jump to post
U. S. air travel became much less comfortable for people of Middle Eastern or Indian decent.Jump to post
Interesting approach. Cut newly acquired SFO hub, double down on SEA. Less risk short term. Lot more risky long term as DL bears down and AS squanders the VX footprint. Time will tell if the moves they are making now are the right ones. Man... It took 24 posts for us to get here. I lost the merger-...Jump to post
KTUU is reporting that Wexfort Capitol LP is a potential bidder. IIRC, they were group they bought MarkAir out of bankruptcy in the '90s.
I know all of us here on A.net know AS is much more than an Alaskan or West Coast network, but the name 'Alaska' doesn't do them any favors. I think AS should totally rebrand itself. Yes, people can do research...and WN seems to do all right despite not being limited to 'just' the Southwest...but i...Jump to post
Well... there was a 2 week strike that shut the airline down in '98, there almost was a strike in 2001, there WAS one in 2005, and then in 2005 the company filed for bankruptcy protecting citing, among other things, labor costs.Jump to post
I've read a few times that AS is able to have slack in the system. Does this slack account for the renovation of the Airbus fleet?
2 ancillary questions, how rapidly does SeatGuru tend to update aircraft maps, and who owns the seats that.AS is about to put into leased aircraft?
Kidding aside, ANC-MSP world be fantastic. Well, for me at least. I doubt it world make sense as both Delta and Sun County already fly it.
Of course, Delta uses the 757 which, as we all know, has magical powers to make things work that no other aircraft can possibly match, so there is that...
Dillingham, Cold Bay, Sand Point, Saint George, Saint Paul and Dutch? There's a group rate for all of them right now, with additional flights into King Salmon as a bonus...
...edit to add, is there anything in the.QX contracts that world prevent.ALK from owning and operating another regional?
I'm not arguing for QX to take over for PennAir, but I am curious about the Q not being able to work out of Dutch. Alaska used to run a 737-200 to Dutch. It was not efficient (which is why they ultimately ceded the run to PennAir), but what were the runway restrictions on the 737-200? Apropos, if th...Jump to post
Replace the SAABs with Q400 combi! Then our luggage won't be bumped by some damned fish box! All kidding aside, PennAir was one of the airlines I was most comfortable flying in. If it goes away, something else will replace it, and the first thing the new airline will do will be to talk to AS about f...Jump to post
I'd like to second the earlier request to change the thread title. "Alaska employee" world be arguable since Horizon flies in Alaska livery, but AS is a very specific organization, and this is a group that prides itself on getting the details correct, especially in events when the media of...Jump to post
As I understand it, the development of the SP involved working out the aerodynamics of having the second passenger deck end over the wings. This led to a relatively inexpensive stretch of the passenger deck for the -300 and beyond. As such, it was not so much an orphan made obsolete by the -200B or ...Jump to post
Grumman Goose. Takeoff was a blast. She world lumber through the water until she finally got up to speed. You could feel the resistance fall away taken she finally got airborne, almost as if the aircraft itself was breathing a sigh of relief. Landing was quite the opposite. No strain, no stress, jus...Jump to post
Austin787 wrote:Boeing ramps up production of the 737-Ultimate, the successor for the 737-MAX.