Over the course of a 1h 30min flight from Toulouse to Lisbon, the A330-900 reportedly burned 8t out of the ~20t loaded, despite being a full power takeoff at 168t. Passengers reported the aircraft noise level as being incredible and Airbus is touting it to be better than any competitor. Source: Flig...Jump to post
When can we expect Jetstar Australia's first A320/1neo aircraft to enter FAL?Jump to post
The first A321neo fuselage section for Air New Zealand has arrived at Airbus' Hamburg facility. MSN 8496 will enter final assembly once all parts arrive, and will be delivered as ZK-NNA. Further aircraft will be as follows: MSN 8542 A321neo ZK-NNB. MSN 8573 A321neo ZK-NNC. MSN XXXX A321neo ZK-NND. T...Jump to post
The PR aircraft feature aero and engine improvements which are not on the current -900s. The next batch of CX -900s will have them. What aero and engine improvements are coming? New higher sharklets, changed wing twist, lighter wing and fuselage, some other changes to the wing, especially the fairi...Jump to post
New tcds for a350- confirms 316t mtow for -1000 available. This will add another hour to the aircraft's endurance.
Extend the runways at the factories, build an A380 Beluga, ship 2 fuselages and wings at the same time and wham you've got yourself an efficient production line. Oh wait...........Jump to post
When are the first NEOs for ANZ supposed to enter FAL or roll out?Jump to post
LoganTheBogan wrote:MSN 1915 has been assigned as the first A330-900 for Delta Airlines.
I'll be able to confirm when it enters FAL or rolls out on Monday or Tuesday.
Eyad89 wrote:hkcanadaexpat wrote:MSN 204 (DL#10) has been delivered and flown to @ATL. Delivery #30 of 2018. Delivery #5 of May.
So, 30+ deliveries by the end of the 5th month. How's that compared to last year?
MSN 1915 has been assigned as the first A330-900 for Delta Airlines.
I'll be able to confirm when it enters FAL or rolls out on Monday or Tuesday.
I was talking to my friend this morning who just got back from a trip on the new Qatar A350-1000. He was absolute amazed at how quiet it was. He admitted that he likes the 787 in terms of looks etc over the A350 but he didn't deny the fact that the -1000 was quieter than any other Airbus and Boeing ...Jump to post
Planeflyer wrote:What are the procedures to deal with an event like this ?
Is the 787 really worth it for this scenario though? Surely the 787 backlog is too big. By the time the NMA/MOM is launched (if it is), they'll be receiving their 787s. The A330neo has such a small backlog so United could start bringing them in soon I'd assume. I could be wrong though. Personally I'...Jump to post
Well, I recently flew both the A350 and B787 of Qatar Airways and I must say Id take the 350 any day over the 787. I just don't like the Dreamliner, to me its too cramped and the air too dry compared to the 350 which is currently my favourite airliner. I didn't notice any glaring differences in noi...Jump to post
I've also flown both many times and found the A350 to be quieter during cruise and landing but the 787 to be quieter during takeoff. The A350 is simply louder on takeoff due to the higher power engines (I'd imagine). The 787 during cruise and landing just has this annoying high-pitched whine. Bother...Jump to post
MSN216, Iberia's first A350 has been painted! https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32116488_2173671282649263_3147536718102528000_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=50bc8bb2684db074a030eaeb2ee22625&oe=5B87103C https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32089176_2173671265982598_16886605466954629...Jump to post
Eveneing folks, My apologies if this is in the wrong thread. With all the news of PW and RR suffering from rather serious engine issues on multiple aircraft types, what damage does this cause to aircraft manufacturers in the future in regards to picking engine options. Surely Airbus can't be pleased...Jump to post
I got all excited when I saw new notifications for this thread. I clicked on unread posts to find two of you talking about winglets. Any actual air frame updates?Jump to post
Hey everyone, sorry if this has already been discussed, there are so many topics that briefly touch on this. Mods delete if necessary. The question is in the title: Is Airbus struggling without the famous John Leahy? We haven't really seen any major orders on the A side compared to Boeing. Boeing se...Jump to post
Would this have an effect on 787 production since these aircraft were primarily designed and purposed for that role? If Boeing wants to ramp up the 787 how are they going to do that with Dreamlifters taking up time and slots for the 767.Jump to post
Looking at their presentations, we won't have to wait long. See the above tweet. Nope. That's referring to the standard A359 which will receive the uprate to 280T beginning in 2020... it's not referring to the -ULR. That slide is also several years old now. True but who said it won't be applied to ...Jump to post
Congrats to all the hard working boys and girls over at Airbus. I hope they are pleasantly surprised with this bird and able to squeeze out a lil more capability - more payload over the same crazy long range. I believe the future upgrades will further increase the range. No doubt that they'll conti...Jump to post
The Airbus A350-900ULR has performed its maiden flight. The aircraft was spotted by Eurospot as it took off. https://flic.kr/p/Jjh8qy The aircraft will perform a shortened fight test campaign before being handed over in October. Currently in the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01NY/1122836fJump to post
Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming? I kinda hope not. TBH I really get sick of the 787. Too many of them flying around and they're way too over hyped. I've been on them heaps of times and don't really notice a difference between them and other aircraft, or anything they've been advertising ...Jump to post
Same thing happened to me on a Jetstar 787 a couple of years ago. The pilots were having trouble with trim and navigation systems. They announced that they would restart the aircraft. Let's just say 787s are not fun after they restart. We were on board at the gate for 5 hours after....Jump to post
I'm questioning why they made the video on the A380? https://www.facebook.com/PakistanIntAirlines/videos/2027722623923419/ And paying which royalties for commercial usage? Or have they photoshopped it enough to make a difference? Or has HiFly anything to comment on this? HiFly operating A380s for P...Jump to post
Congrats to AA for the order, although I kinda wish I would have got to see their livery in the A350 or A330neo.Jump to post
Aircraft has had its engines fitted.
People are saying that QF doesn't want a specialist aircraft. Wouldn't that mean the A350-900 ULR is the best option? It can be reverted back to a standard -900 if need be, thus increasing resale value. ULR frames tend to sell for much lower prices one they're in the yard. The 778 would just end up ...Jump to post
New thread about the LR and 11 hour flight
Sorry if this has been posted. I know its already in the A320neo production thread.
So the A321LR just flew 11 hours non stop from Seychelles to Toulouse.... That's amazing.
The fact that there would only be artificial light, possibly interesting exit systems and sweaty gym members all crowded into a small space baffles me.What about maintenance access to electrical systems. Hydraulic noise, landing gear noise on landing, constant thumping on the ceiling from people wal...Jump to post
Looks like Joyce has given up on the idea of a full cargo load over his required distances. He is now suggesting the unused cargo space could be used for passenger needs during an ULH flight. https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/cargo-class-qantas-ceo-reveals-out-there-options-for-super-lon...Jump to post
20 people rescued so far from the 67+4 people on board:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... du-446674/
Hi everyone, Sorry if this is in the wrong thread. Ever since Qatar took delivery of their beautiful A350-1000, I've been looking for a takeoff video that has been captured from the interior from in front of the engine. Why? Well I want to know whether there is a major sound difference between the T...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:LoganTheBogan wrote:MalevTU134 wrote:Which are the other two?
Challenger 604 with 11 people crashed in Iran mountainside.
Helicopter crashes into East River, New York killing 5 of the 6 on board.
Weren't those yesterday?