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by FLY4HOURS.BE
24 Oct 2007, 19:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A stretch version of the A380? It's in the plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

I think it's part of the strategy.

Airbus itself wants to be sure the A380 becomes a success.
The A388 is the entry-model.
Let the airlines and airports settle with this bird, and the A389 will come and remove the B747 completely from the market... if the A388 can prove itself, that is...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
24 Oct 2007, 19:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM fleet replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

Problem with jets though is that they only beat turboprops on segments longer than 500nm, because of more efficiency at higher cruise altitude, faster,... The higher speed isn't that interesting as it doesn't matter to VLM and its customers whether the trip lasts one hour or 45 minutes between ANR a...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
24 Oct 2007, 12:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM fleet replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

VLM fleet replacement

We all know VLM loves its Fokkers but they are all approaching their 20 years of service.

What will VLM replace its Fokkers with?
Dash 8's or the renewed ATR's?
by FLY4HOURS.BE
24 Oct 2007, 08:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SIA A380 interior revealed!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3737

Why wouldn't they? If they have nearly 20 on order, they can also have one in a near full-economy, giving tickets at 70% the price on the same routes flown by another company on a B787, and easily bring the competition that went all-B787 down. SIA gave a clear message: If you want to beat me on the ...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
23 Oct 2007, 15:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA flirting with the A380
Replies: 47
Views: 6996

I agree with member Itami, The US have controlled the Japanese economy for decades following the war. Boeing used this position to produce Japan-oriented aircraft while conducting large campaigns with the "JUMBO" and "Toripuru sebun" denominations. A good example is the B777, B783, tailored to Japan...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
21 Oct 2007, 10:13
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Video A310 TAP at airshow how low can you go ??
Replies: 22
Views: 4509

A new video shows that it was an intended but not under-control maneuver, as you can see him lowering the bank in a quick movement.

The closest distance was smaller was about the weidth of the engine cowling, not more than 3 meters.
by FLY4HOURS.BE
21 Oct 2007, 09:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bus connection between Brugge and Charleroi Airport
Replies: 30
Views: 3953

The Flemish Lion Regi :D

What I find really stupid, surprising and unthinkable is that ANR doesn't have a railway station while it has the railway tracks in its backyard.

As Belgium's 2nd biggest city and with its lengthening runway, I think it is time to start...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
21 Oct 2007, 09:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Moscow Airport to Build Parking Place for Airbus A380
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Moscow-JFK
Moscow-Washington
Moscow-Tokyo
Moscow-Peking
Moscow-Hong Kong
Moscow-sydney

The possibilities are various.

Also, the possibility to have Moscow as an alternate is great for airlines doing the trans-eurasian routes.
by FLY4HOURS.BE
20 Oct 2007, 22:23
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Forbidden object
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

I also take a VHF transceiver, chaff and flares, an ELT 121.5 transmitter, a parachute, a donut float tube, oxygen supply and some beef-jerkee or other dried meat in my bag when I travel.

You never know...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 19:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Pilot shortage at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 357
Views: 47698

YOu know what I think guys? B.air is starting to get the first bills from the wet-leasing :wink: The superb well-fare system is no use to pilots unless they loose their license. And pensions are very bad in this country... All the wellfare we are paying is going to other divisions and is just a big ...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 11:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Heart Attack Caused Emergency Landing of Boeing-747
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

No, it is not common and the crew will not practice this option unless they have reasons to believe they can save the passenger. A heart attack is fatal if unrecovered within 5 minutes. The brain starts to decompose, and even if the heart goes again, after 5 minutes, the brain will not be able to re...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 11:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA flirting with the A380
Replies: 47
Views: 6996

ANA flirting with the A380

My recent suspicions are covered in the next article:

:wink:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... order.html

I was wrong on the B744 Domestics though, if any A380, they say it will be on high-load long-haul.
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 11:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Pilot shortage at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 357
Views: 47698

A bit the same but different info, stating VEX and B.air merger and folllow-ups:

http://www.hln.be/hlns/cache/det/art_62 ... =homeArt14
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 10:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Heart Attack Caused Emergency Landing of Boeing-747
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Hey nat, wrong vocabulary, a "forced landing" is when you land on a place without any other choice left, which means an unsuitable runway, a prairy, a lake, the ocean, the beach, the highway,... If the choice of the runway and airport is available, it is called a diversion to an alternate airport :w...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 10:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ILFC orders 20 A350XWB
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Confirming what achace just said, Well it is true that Airbus is haunted by problems but they always have delivered first quality products, and that this somehow a warranty to the airlines. Anyways, I think many haven't seen it yet...because the XWB has evolved in the shadow of the B787. The A350 is...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
19 Oct 2007, 04:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ILFC orders 20 A350XWB
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

It seems ILFC finally took the next step. The order is for 20 XWB's, a rather disappointing small number. This is the link to the story: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5NdTAzcbz2o&refer=home Air Asia X wants 25 A350 XWB (old story) : http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAn...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
18 Oct 2007, 22:21
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: brussels airlines to operate the A380 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Funny thoughts but they don't work :D Big enterprises can keep huge amounts of foreign currency in their local account numbers. If ever, the EUR becomes the trade currency of oil, that will be an advantage to the US carriers as they will trade their dollars for euro's when the best exchange rates ar...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
18 Oct 2007, 21:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bus connection between Brugge and Charleroi Airport
Replies: 30
Views: 3953

OK, let's us look at the facts: the first bus leaves Brugge at 3.15. At night. Explanation: to be in time at Charleroi to catch the first flight. Hold on, there is no train at this time. Unfair competition I would say. Secondly: do we want busses in our city at 3 am? Is one able catch the first fli...
by FLY4HOURS.BE
18 Oct 2007, 21:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: More A380 Orders
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

I think EK will firm-up at Dubai together with the A350X. BA will firm-up next year at Farnborough and order the XWB at the same time. (After the EK XWB order and an imminent ILFC order due to increased general interest in the aircraft although no available GE engines, slots will reduce considerably...