But it has taken me a long time to accept (as oppose to recognise) that, enthusiasm notwithstanding, the super-efficient "medium" twins like the 787 and A350 (not that they are that small) offer so much utility and range to the users, at such low cost, that the bigger "VLA" type...Jump to post
Is 45 x 900s worth the same as 35 x 1000s? If so, not much gain for Airbus An extra $1.4billion at list according to Bloomberg. And it certainly wouldn't rule out the -1000 in the longer term, either. That would be the very long term I guess since UA has quite new B777-300ER's in the fleet. But ove...Jump to post
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
Al Baker says it has nearly completed a contract to abandon Pratt & Whitney engines, switching to CFM for A321neo starting in 2H18. #PAS17 Looks like the entire order will be upgraded to A321neo with CFM engines, with deliveries to start in the second half of next year. Although not unexpected ...Jump to post
If the MAX 10 truly has 5% lower trip costs over the A321-neo that is a big advantage and should cut significantly into Airbus sales. Well, the slides presenting advantages over a competing Aircraft are always to be taken with a big grain of salt, no matter which manufacturer presents them. On cert...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:Airbus now offers its A330neo Airspace interior on the entire A320 family.
Cabin features sculpted sidewalls and new window shrouds to increase comfort.
Available from 2020. Airspace is fully retrofittable for older A320 aircraft.
What was boeing management thinking when they launched the max series , it seems they werent listning to their customers , now you have the max 10 which will canabalise the max 9 and what about mom , i dont think boeing was ever serious in a 757 replacement. Well, they might have been forced into l...Jump to post
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:I also get two Pm like that. They were sent from memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=712381
Where I work by the end of November we had 7 aircraft in service, the fleet had flown over 12000 hrs. In that month we had flown over 400 sectors, averaging around 13 hrs utilisation per day per airframe, with a dispatch reliability of 99.76%. There are minor electrical items that keep popping up (...Jump to post
The growth of AMS is impressive. I do think that airports like FRA, DUS and AMS gained some traffic due to the attacks at BRU, which made the airport close for +- 2 weeks and also took several more weeks to operate at full capacity. The situation in Brussels will surely helped AMS a little bit more...Jump to post
No posts were deleted. But the old site counted deleted posts too, where the current site doesn't. That could explain the difference. Well, I might have had a post or two deleted, but of course not 1/3 of my total post count. Something went really wrong with the conversion but that is now water und...Jump to post
Pictures: https://mobile.twitter.com/S118869/status/787757239931023360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Swiss newspaper Tage-Anzeige reports that the plane is currently being repaired and the plane will depart this afternoon. So luckily the damage was minor. It still amazes me that such accidents between (p...Jump to post
Oykie wrote:She is a looker
It looks like the oldest KLM bird PH-BFA has flown her last commercial flight. Her last flight was KL612 ORD-AMS landing at Schiphol at 06:36 yesterday morning. She will eventually be joining her sisters PH-BFM and -BFO at Teruel. And so all of KLM's 747's will be decommissioned after they have ser...Jump to post
Boeing isn't that stupid. The argument was about getting rid of at least one hop in many itineraries, and indeed that is what is happening. But that was already going on before the B787 and A380, and imho it will continue to go further in this direction with more and more smaller aircraft becoming ...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:China Airlines mulls TPE-LHR from the end of the year.
KarelXWB wrote:Interesting move. Boeing last year pitched the 777-8 to VN, clearly the carrier believes the A350 can to the job as well.
It is not a question of whether or not to tax but how much. I would say that is totally irrelevant. Every selectively awarded tax break is a break which competitors may not have, regardless in which industry they are operating their business, and regardless how big it is. So it is by definition als...Jump to post
Nope, I get logged out several times a day. Seems to happen when I switch platform from phone to PC to tablet. I never switch this site to my iPad. Therefore the login problem on my MacBook has hardly occurred anymore since a couple of weeks already. Just one time over the last weeks I was logged o...Jump to post
Well we just had those leaked documents about pilot fatigue. If it turns out to be fatigue, some alarm bells must go off. I am sure if the investigation points to that conclusion some serious measures have to be taken to prevent accidents like this. But first we have to wait for the results of the ...Jump to post
From EK's Tweeter account: "We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe." This is quite amazing after looking at the videos and pictures. An outstanding job by the crew and airport services. That is the best...Jump to post
Can't really say it's a nice airline. I never had a bad experience with them. Flew about half a dozen flights with them without any major problem. The airport facilities in the Philippines are of course not up to standard, but most airlines flying around there suffer from that same (sometimes) poor...Jump to post
As there was some doubt about whether KLM would receive the A350 or not: a company spokesman this week confirmed that KLM still expect to receive 7 A350 aircraft. Deliveries are due to start from 2020. Cabin product will be similar to the 787-9. I look forward to the A350 in KLM colours. :) They wi...Jump to post
So a Launch Aid questions for the experts. If production resources from the A380 are moved to the A320 to minimize losses, does that also allow them to shift the burden of the repayable launch aid between the programs? I have been under the impression that each program in terms of repayment has to ...Jump to post
I see MAX as a bridge to keep Boeing in the narrowbody game until they launch NSA (I am guessing in the mid-2020s). I remember an interview with John Leahy (quite a few years ago) in which he stated that the next step in technology for the NB-market was expected from 2025 onwards. I guess his move ...Jump to post
It's not hard to sell the MAX given that it fits into the highest demand segment of the market and the huge customer base the 737 already has. You also have to remeber that have often been selling them at near firesale prices and been making deals like the one with AC. The 737 MAX wasn't a great ch...Jump to post
aviationaware wrote:KarelXWB wrote:Perhaps a German speaker/reader could create a summary?
Some bullet points taken from the Executive Summary:
I was under the impression that this was only for runway condition and not to add weight to the frame (is this any different or the same thing...). I guess it was not for adding weight. Probably the main vertical leg of the gear was the same as normal A320's. If weight increases were to be accommod...Jump to post
I would guess that if Airbus needs to do a new MLG it would cost them a lot more. There have been A320's before with a double bogey landing gear before. I believe they were for the Indian market at the time. So that effort would not cost them much I presume. See: http://www.airteamimages.com/pics/1...Jump to post
^^ I hope the numbers will go up again now that quite a number of issues has been solved. Especially now that our beloved blue is back. And the new site also has many better functions or the same, but different working functions back in operation again.Jump to post
Still not working for me. If I navigate away and come back a bit later I have to log in again. My URL bookmark is directly to the civ av forum as I have no interest in being spoon fed the daily "top pic" on the homepage just to boost that photographer's views. In fact the cynic in me make...Jump to post
Also, I believe that the following issue has been fixed: When you press submit, and someone has posted in the thread while you were writing your post, you see a preview of their post and you have to press submit again to post your text. Can someone please confirm? I have not encountered this situat...Jump to post
It may take several years before we see an official launch: Tinseth says nothing gonna happen on MOM before the next decade. Need to get through 777X delivery first. https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/753557749867376640 Well, that puts the MOM-discussion in a new daylight I guess. Patience will be ...Jump to post
The login/logout issue seems to be much better today! :-) It is. Today is the second day in a row that I was still logged in when returning to my MacBook. So that issue seems to be solved now. :) I am now logged in for more than a week! For me that issue surely is solved. Hope for others, who might...Jump to post
airkas1 wrote:I fully agree. It's been on the lsit for a while, but I made another entry that is grouped with the rest of the forum suggestions. Should be relatively easy to solve I'd say.
When clicking on links placed in posts these links open up in the same tab. I know you can select the option "open in new tab" but I for one would find it better if the links would automatically open in a new tab. Is this something which can be changed in the new software of the site?Jump to post
With the blue color back in place, and quite some issues solved now, I guess life will go back to normal regarding the use of www.airliners.net.Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:The 77W was launched in 2006, two years after the A380.