Yet another aviation thread.

July 7th, 2017 at 10:03:36 AM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
Threads: 49
Posts: 4697
Quote: DRich
I have always wondered on Spirit or Allegiant when the oxygen masks drop is there going to be a credit card swipe on them.
Some Southwest flight attendants do the 'drop three quarters' routine in their spiel but its no joke. If those masks ever fall grab for them, pull and put it on FAST. Its not likely to happen but when it does, its serious.
July 11th, 2017 at 8:32:06 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 721
Posts: 8406


A fewmonths ago Bombardier completed test runs from the tiny London City airport and proved it was possible to fly their new jet from JFK to LCY.

The presumption is operators will outfit the narrowbody with an all business class configuration taking advantage of LCY airport being so much closer to business districts than Heathrow.

In addition to flights into London City airport, the smaller jet may introduce Transatlantic flights into smaller airports like (YOW) Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport near the capital of Canada so that people don't have to drive to Toronto or Montreal.

July 14th, 2017 at 6:06:34 AM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 322
Posts: 11112
Win a roundtrip on an A380:

http://www.contest.iflya380.com/?token_sponsor=pK7Mwyn4Hs%2B8WN2YvWyMQk/Rfls%3D

I recommend not taking it to San Francisco: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sfo-taxiway-near-landing-20170710-story.html
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
July 14th, 2017 at 7:21:06 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 721
Posts: 8406
Quote: Nareed
Win a roundtrip on an A380:l


It's not clear if any new cities will be added in North America. Chicago is the most obvious, but UA and AA are not very enthusiastic about competition at home airport.

  1. Atlanta
  2. Boston
  3. Miami
  4. New York
  5. Washington
  6. Dallas
  7. Houston
  8. Los Angeles
  9. San Francisco
  10. Toronto
  11. Vancouver
  12. Mexico
A380 Flights and Airlines to Los Angeles
  1. Dubai to Los Angeles: Emirates 16 h 20 min
  2. Melbourne to Los Angeles: Qantas 14 h 20 min
  3. Sydney to Los Angeles Qantas 13 h 45 min
  4. Guangzhou to Los Angeles: China Southern Airlines 12 h 40 min
  5. Frankfurt to Los Angeles: Lufthansa 11 h 50 min
  6. Paris to Los Angeles: Air France 11 h 35 min
  7. London to Los Angeles: British Airways 11 h 30 min
  8. Seoul to Los Angeles: Asiana Airlines 11 h 10 min
  9. Seoul to Los Angeles: Korean Air 11 h 00 min
  10. Tokyo to Los Angeles: Singapore Airlines 10 h 00 min

Emirates 46 destinations
Etihad Airways 6 destinations
Qatar Airways 6 destinations

Air France 11 destinations
British Airways 9 destinations
Lufthansa 12 destinations

Qantas 6 destinations
Singapore Airlines 16 destinations
Malaysia Airlines 2 destinations
Thai Airways 7 destinations

Asiana Airlines 5 destinations
Korean Air 6 destinations
China Southern Airlines 6 destinations
July 14th, 2017 at 8:01:44 AM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 322
Posts: 11112
Quote: Pacomartin
It's not clear if any new cities will be added in North America.


The latest on the used A380s Singapore is returning to the lessor, is they may be broken up for parts.

Can you imagine that? Four wide bodies, barely a decade old, and the best you can do with them is sell them to a chop shop?
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
July 14th, 2017 at 9:22:26 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 721
Posts: 8406
Quote: Nareed
Four wide bodies, barely a decade old, and the best you can do with them is sell them to a chop shop?


I though SIA was on the hook to purchase 5 new A380's? Presumably they were going to retire the five old ones.

Years
9.75 15. Oct. 2007
9.51 11. Jan. 2008
9.34 11. Mar. 2008
9.22 26. Apr. 2008
9.04 28. Jun. 2008

But yes, taking them apart for parts is unbelievable. Especially with fuel prices this low. You would presume a vacation carrier would want them converted to an 800 seat configuration.
July 14th, 2017 at 9:25:46 AM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 322
Posts: 11112
Quote: Pacomartin
I though SIA was on the hook to purchase 5 new A380's? Presumably they were going to retire the five old ones.


Read all about it here: https://airwaysmag.com/industry/analysis-the-weak-a380-aftermarket/

As I recall, the first A380s were somewhat heavier than latter models.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
July 24th, 2017 at 4:03:29 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 721
Posts: 8406


The Irkut MC-21 had it's maiden flight of on May 28, 2017 and planned introduction in 2019 with Aeroflot
Variant MC-21-200 MC-21-300
2-class seats 132 (12J + 120Y) 163 (16J + 147Y)
1-class seats 165 @ 29-28” 211 @ 29-28”
Length (121 ft) (138 ft)

The Irkut MC-21 is larger than the Bombardier C-Series
Bombardier CS100 CS300
2-class seats 108 (8F + 100Y) 130 (12F + 118Y)
1-class seats 133 @ 29-28” 160 @ 29-28”
Length 114 ft 9 in 127 ft 0 in

The Irkut MC-21 as roughly the same seating as the neo319/320
Variant A319neo A320neo
2-class seats 140 165
1-class max 160 195
Length (111 ft) (123 ft 3 in)

As I said many times before the new upstart manufacturers seem to be wiping out the A319neo and the B737max-7 industry, but are no threat to the more mainstream jets so far.
A319neo 50 orders
A320neo 3,695 orders

The Russians feel that they can upgauge the MC-21 to make a reasonable B757 replacement (the so called Middle of Market) plane where they anticipate a need for over 5000 aircraft.
July 24th, 2017 at 5:11:34 AM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
Threads: 49
Posts: 4697
Quote: Pacomartin

As I said many times before the new upstart manufacturers seem to be wiping out the A319neo and the B737max-7 industry, but are no threat to the more mainstream jets so far.
A319neo 50 orders
A320neo 3,695 orders
The Russians feel that they can upgauge the MC-21 to make a reasonable B757 replacement (the so called Middle of Market) plane where they anticipate a need for over 5000 aircraft.


Its already a serious threat if anything 'neo' is being wiped out.

I'd trust Brazil and Canada before I'd trust Russia.

When will an industry that takes multimillion dollar planes and flies them halfway around the globe to make ten thousand dollars per flight finally going to collapse while buying landing slots and delivery lotteries.
July 24th, 2017 at 5:50:12 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 721
Posts: 8406
Quote: Fleastiff
I'd trust Brazil and Canada before I'd trust Russia.


The Embraer jets are a little smaller, and certainly Canada has a large manufacturing lead and higher trust levels than Russia. The Chinese jet may sell well in China, and the Japanese regional jet has been delayed so often, and is not in the same size class.

The Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 has 384 orders and 112 deliveries, but mostly to Russian airlines. Mexico has ordered 30, and and Irish airline has ordered 15 with another 15 options.

E195-E2: US$60.4 million (2013) | 120-132 seats | Brazil
CS300: US$85.7 million | 130- 160 seats | Canadian
MC-21-200: US$72 million | 132-165 seats | Russian
C919 ; Late 2018| 150−190 seats | Chinese
MRJ90: Mid 2020| 81 (9J + 72Y) to 92 seats | Japanese