Aircraft – Golden Airlines http://golden-airlines.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:25:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://golden-airlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/golden.png Aircraft – Golden Airlines http://golden-airlines.com/ 32 32 Passengers Denied Compensation for Air Conditioning Failure on Planes – Commentary https://golden-airlines.com/passengers-denied-compensation-for-air-conditioning-failure-on-planes-commentary/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:15:08 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/passengers-denied-compensation-for-air-conditioning-failure-on-planes-commentary/ FactsDecisionComment The Frankfurt am Main Court of Appeal(1) recently had to rule on an appeal concerning a complaint of pain and suffering after a delayed flight and a breakdown of the air conditioning system while passengers waited in the plane before takeoff. Facts The lawsuit was brought by a family of three with a two-year-old […]]]>

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The Frankfurt am Main Court of Appeal(1) recently had to rule on an appeal concerning a complaint of pain and suffering after a delayed flight and a breakdown of the air conditioning system while passengers waited in the plane before takeoff.

Facts

The lawsuit was brought by a family of three with a two-year-old daughter who had booked a flight from Brindisi, Italy, to Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in August 2018. Before passengers could boarding the plane, they were informed that the flight was delayed for three hours. They finally boarded the plane at 2:11 p.m.

The plane’s air conditioning system had broken down, so it was very hot on board. From the family, only the girl received water. At 2:56 p.m., the pilot announced that he would take off 15 minutes later. As the crew couldn’t open the doors in the meantime, some passengers called the police because they couldn’t stand the heat on the plane.

The plane therefore had to return to the terminal. It was then announced that the flight would take off at 4:30 p.m. The family decided to board the plane so they could reach their destination. The air conditioning, however, still did not work. The plane took off at 5:20 p.m. and landed in Frankfurt at 7:22 p.m., with the final delay being more than six hours.

Due to the delay, the airline paid each family member €250 in compensation under the EU Flight Compensation Regulation.(2) The family claimed compensation for pain and suffering from an additional amount of €650 per person. They said the temperature reached over 50 degrees Celsius on board the plane and the air was very difficult to breathe.

Decision

In the appeal judgment of May 5, 2022, the travel law chamber of the Frankfurt am Main Court of Appeal denied the plaintiffs’ right to additional compensation for pain and suffering. The chamber did not dispute that the complainants had been considerably weakened by the heat in the plane.

However, damages for pain and suffering require injury to body or health. According to the law, endangerment is not enough. The plaintiffs had not been able to prove that they had experienced circulation problems and headaches commensurate with the damage to their health. Compensation for pain and suffering due to the deprivation of liberty was not possible either, because the plaintiffs had declared that they did not want to get off the plane; instead, they decided to fly to their final destination and so boarded the plane a second time after returning to the terminal.

Comment

This decision is final and in accordance with German national law. The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air did not apply – the failure of an air conditioning system should not be classified as an accident within its scope. Under German national law, a claim for pain and suffering can only be granted if a person’s health is impaired. The burden of proof here was on the plaintiffs. It was not enough for the passengers to allege that they had had headaches or blood circulation problems.

The decision aligns with German and European case law and prevents airlines from having to provide compensation following abusive claims by passengers due to inconvenience suffered.

For more information on this, please contact Sarah Joanna Haas at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein by phone (+49 403 177 9756) or email ([email protected]). The Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein website is accessible at the address www.asd-law.com.

Endnotes

(1) LG Frankfurt am Main, Ref. 2-24 S 16/20, Judgment of May 5, 2022.

(2) Article 5(3) and Article 7(1) of EU Regulation No. 261/2004.

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Russian invaders lose around 160 soldiers, five drones and planes during the day – AFU General Staff https://golden-airlines.com/russian-invaders-lose-around-160-soldiers-five-drones-and-planes-during-the-day-afu-general-staff/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 08:32:12 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/russian-invaders-lose-around-160-soldiers-five-drones-and-planes-during-the-day-afu-general-staff/ The combat losses of the Russian invaders during the last day amounted to 160 soldiers. In total, since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the losses of the Russian Federation amounted to about 54,810 soldiers, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) on Facebook. In addition, […]]]>

The combat losses of the Russian invaders during the last day amounted to 160 soldiers. In total, since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the losses of the Russian Federation amounted to about 54,810 soldiers, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) on Facebook.

In addition, over the past day the invaders have lost four tanks in Ukraine (since the start of the invasion – 2,216) and four armored fighting vehicles (total since the start of the invasion – 4,724).

During the day, ten artillery systems, six multiple rocket launchers, one aircraft, five operational and tactical drones, one cruise missile and six occupant vehicles were destroyed in Ukraine.

In total, since the start of the full-scale invasion, the Russian Federation has lost 1,323 artillery systems, 318 MLRS, 168 air defense systems, 3,587 vehicles and tankers, 125 special equipment units and 15 ships in Ukraine. A total of 252 aircraft and 217 helicopters were destroyed, and 925 operational-tactical level unmanned aerial vehicles and 239 cruise missiles were shot down.

The occupiers suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut and Donetsk directions.

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Which aircraft use General Electric’s GE90 turbofans? https://golden-airlines.com/which-aircraft-use-general-electrics-ge90-turbofans/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/which-aircraft-use-general-electrics-ge90-turbofans/ Since its launch by General Electric (GE) in 1990 and entering commercial service in 1995, the GE90 engine has been in aircraft for 32 years. Designed specifically for the Boeing 777 family of aircraft, GE has continually evolved the engine with new technologies. More powerful options have since been released, with the latest variant designed […]]]>

Since its launch by General Electric (GE) in 1990 and entering commercial service in 1995, the GE90 engine has been in aircraft for 32 years. Designed specifically for the Boeing 777 family of aircraft, GE has continually evolved the engine with new technologies. More powerful options have since been released, with the latest variant designed for the Boeing 777X family of aircraft.


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In November 1995, the first commercial flight powered by the GE90 was operated by British Airways from London Heathrow to Dubai. The engine model used was the GE90-94B. This engine was designed to equip the Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 777-300. Since then, more than 70 airlines have used this engine and its improved variant – GE90-115B. The GE90-94B is rated at 94,000 lb thrust, while the GE90-115B was the first engine in the 100,000 lb thrust class.

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GE designed the engine specifically for Boeing 777s, but the aircraft is compatible with other engine types. Therefore, operators have different engine options available from other manufacturers. Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney are other primary Boeing 777 options. GE90 engines are capable of powering all Boeing 777 aircraft models.

Boeing 777Fs are powered exclusively by GE90 engines. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight

20 years since the evolution of the GE90

The next generation GE90 was released by GE in September 2002, when the GE90-115B made its first test flight. A more powerful engine was needed for the next generation of Boeing 777 aircraft. This model has a higher thrust rating than its predecessor and was designed for longer range aircraft in the Extended Range and Long Range – Boeing 777- categories. 300ER and Boeing 777-200LR.

As mentioned earlier, GE is the sole engine supplier for these aircraft and the Boeing 777F after being selected by Boeing to produce a higher thrust engine. The GE90-115B is the exclusive powerplant for these aircraft, and the engine is rated up to 115,300 lbs of thrust. Air France, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, EVA Air and several aircraft rental companies were the first airlines to order these aircraft with the new engine.

On the 25th anniversary, in 2020, of the entry into service of the GE90, Mike Kauffman, GE Aviation GE90 program manager, said at the time.

We are delighted to celebrate another milestone for the GE90 and would like to congratulate everyone involved in the success of the engine. We continue to supply these extremely reliable engines and our dedicated product support team will maintain the GE90 for many years to come, delivering maximum value throughout its life cycle.

KLM operates a fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by GE90 engines. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight

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32 years of service

It is believed that around 2,800 GE90 engines were produced. According to data from ch-aviation.com, there are currently 1,015 active aircraft across 60 carriers operating aircraft with GE90 engines and variants. This compares to 82 aircraft on 14 carriers running on Rolls-Royce engines and 67 aircraft on five carriers running on Pratt & Whitney engines.

GE engines primarily power the Boeing 777 and its variants. This is likely to continue with the evolution of the engine. According to Boeing, the GE9X is the “largest and most powerful commercial aircraft engine ever built.” It is designed for the new Boeing 777X family of aircraft and holds the world record, reaching 134,300 pounds of thrust.

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Global eVTOL Aircraft Market Report 2022: With Airbus, https://golden-airlines.com/global-evtol-aircraft-market-report-2022-with-airbus/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 12:18:36 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/global-evtol-aircraft-market-report-2022-with-airbus/ Dublin, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ‘eVTOL Aircraft Global Market Report 2022’ has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global eVTOL aircraft market is expected to grow from $6.73 billion in 2021 to $8.09 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.16%. The market is expected to reach […]]]>

Dublin, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ‘eVTOL Aircraft Global Market Report 2022’ has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global eVTOL aircraft market is expected to grow from $6.73 billion in 2021 to $8.09 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.16%. The market is expected to reach $18.92 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.66%.

North America was the largest region in the eVTOL aircraft market in 2021. North America is expected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period. Regions covered in the eVTOL Aircraft market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and South America. ‘Africa.

The growing need for green energy and noiseless aircraft is propelling the growth of the eVTOL aircraft market. The pursuit of greater energy efficiency and reduced noise pollution is the central need to reduce environmental impact. Power for eVTOL aircraft is generated by powered lift designs using turbofans with auxiliary/augmented lift fans.

Most electrically powered VTOL aircraft developed today will use distributed electric propulsion (DEP) as a gateway to sustainable aviation. For example, in March 2020, according to an article by Aan published by Dassault Systèmes, a Europe-based company, estimated the growing need for eVTOL aircraft where the market will grow exponentially, to around 1.3 billion passengers over 20 years, with a request for 28,000 eVTOL aircraft. Hence, the growing need for green power and noise-free aircraft will drive the growth of the eVTOL aircraft market.

Technological advancement is a key trend gaining popularity in the eVTOL aircraft market. Major companies operating in the eVTOL aircraft market are focusing on providing technologically advanced solutions to strengthen their position in the market. These companies are implementing next-generation eVTOL aircraft technologies in their services, such as IoT, hydrogen and ultra edge battery cells, on-board sensors and collision avoidance systems, AI technology, 5G communication, etc. For example, in April 2022, Hyundai, an automobile manufacturer, explored hydrogen fuel cell technology for the short take-off and landing eVTOL electric aircraft segment. The company expects the hydrogen fuel cell technology to have a long enough range for long-distance travel.

In December 2020, Joby Aviation, a US-based aerospace company developing an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, acquired Uber Elevate for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition of Uber elevate will create integration between ground and air travel for future customers by integrating their respective services into each other’s applications for professional aviation. Uber Elevate is an initiative by a US-based company to develop, deploy and eventually offer consumers an air taxi ride service.

Scope

Covered markets:

1) By lifting technology: vectored thrust; multirotor; Elevator Plus Cruise
2) By type of propulsion: fully electric; electric hybrid; Electric Hydrogen
3) By operating mode: stand-alone; Pilot
4) On request: air taxis; Air Shuttles and Skytrain; Private transportation; Haulage ; air ambulance and medical emergency; Last mile delivery; inspection and monitoring; Surveying and mapping; Surveillance; special mission; Others

Main topics covered:

1. Summary

2. Characteristics of the eVTOL Aircraft Market

3. eVTOL Aircraft Market Trends and Strategies

4. Impact of COVID-19 on eVTOL aircraft

5. eVTOL Aircraft Market Size and Growth

6. eVTOL Aircraft Market Segmentation

7. Regional and Country Analysis of the eVTOL Aircraft Market

8. Asia-Pacific eVTOL Aircraft Market

9. China eVTOL Aircraft Market

10. eVTOL Aircraft Market in India

11. Japan eVTOL Aircraft Market

12. Australia eVTOL Aircraft Market

13. Indonesia eVTOL Aircraft Market

14. South Korea eVTOL Aircraft Market

15. Western Europe eVTOL Aircraft Market

16. UK eVTOL Aircraft Market

17. Germany eVTOL Aircraft Market

18. eVTOL aircraft market in France

19. Eastern Europe eVTOL Aircraft Market

20. Russian eVTOL aircraft market

21. North America eVTOL Aircraft Market

22. eVTOL Aircraft Market in United States

23. South America eVTOL Aircraft Market

24. eVTOL Aircraft Market in Brazil

25. Middle East eVTOL Aircraft Market

26. Africa eVTOL Aircraft Market

27. eVTOL Aircraft Market Competitive Landscape and Company Profiles

28. Key Mergers and Acquisitions in the eVTOL Aircraft Market

29. eVTOL Aircraft Market Future Outlook and Potential Analysis

30. Annex

Companies cited

  • Airbus SE
  • Bell Textron Inc.
  • Embraer S.A.
  • EHang Holdings Ltd.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/7t0tdj

        
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US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Reagan to Visit Port of Busan: The DONG-A ILBO https://golden-airlines.com/us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-reagan-to-visit-port-of-busan-the-dong-a-ilbo/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:39:55 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-reagan-to-visit-port-of-busan-the-dong-a-ilbo/ With South Korea and the United States agreeing to bolster the deployment of U.S. strategic assets by resuming operation of the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Advisory Group on Friday, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) will conduct a joint military exercise with South Korea. Marine. It will be the first time in five years […]]]>

With South Korea and the United States agreeing to bolster the deployment of U.S. strategic assets by resuming operation of the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Advisory Group on Friday, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) will conduct a joint military exercise with South Korea. Marine. It will be the first time in five years that a US aircraft carrier will conduct a joint exercise within the Korean theater of operations.

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which will visit a naval base in the port of Busan later this week, consists of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the destroyer Barry Aegis, among others. The USS Ronald Reagan carries more than 80 aircraft, including F/A-18 Super Hornets and F-35C fighters, and has more air power than many mid-sized nations. When North Korea launched its sixth nuclear test in 2017, three aircraft carriers, namely USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz, were deployed in the waters around the Korean peninsula and performed a show of force in conjunction with the South Korean Navy.

Analysts say the mobilization of the USS Ronald Reagan heralds the serious deployment of US strategic assets by South Korea and the United States to deter Pyongyang’s seventh nuclear test and the strengthening of their joint military exercises. The two allies have already set up scenarios not only on the types of strategic means to be deployed but also their joint actions according to the type of provocations from Pyongyang and are ready to take immediate action in accordance with the action plan. “I understand that the scenarios suggest that, in the event that North Korea dares to carry out an unclear seventh test, not only various strategic assets, including strategic bombers and nuclear submarines, could be deployed, but the leaders South Korean and US military could issue a joint statement or board a strategic asset,” a source in the South Korean government said.

Amid this development, the US Department of Defense, in an unusual move, released a photo of the fifth Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ALGLICO) the same day, which is stationed in Okinawa, Japan, conducting a joint exercise with South Korean Marines in South Korea.

The company, part of the U.S. Marine Landing Unit, will be deployed to front lines on the Korean Peninsula soon after a war breaks out and provide target coordinates for airstrikes and naval bombardments. ANGLICO conducts exercises on the Korean Peninsula every year, but this is the first time in five years since 2017 that information about the conduct of an exercise and a photo of it have been made public.

The Korea Maritime Exercise Program (KMEP) exercises, which concluded on Thursday, included joint tactical aviation control and short-range air support exercises between South Korea and the United States. The exercises involved the mobilization of South Korean and US Marines, South Korean F-15K, FA-50 and F-5 fighter jets and US Army C-130 transporters.

Kyu-Jin Shin newjin@donga.com

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Akasa Air adds Delhi as its sixth destination with its fifth aircraft joining the fleet https://golden-airlines.com/akasa-air-adds-delhi-as-its-sixth-destination-with-its-fifth-aircraft-joining-the-fleet/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 12:58:19 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/akasa-air-adds-delhi-as-its-sixth-destination-with-its-fifth-aircraft-joining-the-fleet/ Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has announced that Delhi will be the sixth destination in its network, adding to its existing network of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai and Mumbai. The new flights on the Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi-Ahmedabad routes will commence on October 7, 2022, exactly within two months of the commercial launch of the airline. […]]]>

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has announced that Delhi will be the sixth destination in its network, adding to its existing network of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai and Mumbai. The new flights on the Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi-Ahmedabad routes will commence on October 7, 2022, exactly within two months of the commercial launch of the airline. To further improve connectivity on the existing sectors, the airline has also announced additional daily flights on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route from 07 October 2022.

Akasa Air has aggressively ramped up operations and will have flown 250 flights per week by October 10, 2022, on a total of nine routes. With a fleet expansion plan that adds a new aircraft every 15 days, the airline will soon put its fifth aircraft into service. It will continue to develop its network to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on metro connectivity to Tier 2 and Tier 3 routes. Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft by the end March 2023 and over the next four years the airline will add an additional 54 aircraft, bringing the total size of its fleet to 72 aircraft.

Commenting on the rapid expansions, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Akasa Air, said, “Glad to have added our nation’s capital, New Delhi, to our growing network. With the upcoming entry into service of our fifth aircraft, we will soon reach the milestone of 250 flights per week. Besides the flights between Delhi and Bangalore, we are further increasing our network between Bangalore and Ahmedabad by adding the 2nd frequency between this route. In addition, we are also announcing another new route, Delhi – Ahmedabad – Delhi with very convenient timings, all effective on October 7th. As Indian air travelers continue to travel in promising numbers, Delhi has seen a significant recovery in passenger traffic. We look forward to meeting growing demand and continuing to add new destinations to our network.”

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UPS and Aircraft Mechanics Union Reach Agreement for Labor Contract Extension https://golden-airlines.com/ups-and-aircraft-mechanics-union-reach-agreement-for-labor-contract-extension/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:39:53 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/ups-and-aircraft-mechanics-union-reach-agreement-for-labor-contract-extension/ Aircraft mechanics make up a relatively small portion of the company’s workforce of over 500,000 people. Of the approximately 1,700 maintenance technicians and related employees who work on the company’s jets, hundreds work at the company’s air hub in Louisville and about 40 work in Atlanta. It is separate from the massive Teamsters contract covering […]]]>

Aircraft mechanics make up a relatively small portion of the company’s workforce of over 500,000 people. Of the approximately 1,700 maintenance technicians and related employees who work on the company’s jets, hundreds work at the company’s air hub in Louisville and about 40 work in Atlanta.

It is separate from the massive Teamsters contract covering around 350,000 drivers, parcel handlers and other workers. The Teamsters have threatened the possibility of a strike by UPS package division workers, although negotiations are not expected to begin until next year.

Aircraft mechanics are under separate contracts and, as part of the airline industry, are governed by different labor laws than the rest of UPS workers.

Labor relations for airline workers, including UPS aircraft mechanics, are governed by the Railway Labor Act – which covers both airlines and railways that are essential to the nation’s transportation infrastructure and is more restrictive on the ability to strike than the national labor relations law. These restrictions may make unions more likely to accept a deal, as railroad unions just did to avoid a nationwide strike, and as the aircraft mechanics union UPS did.

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Boeing’s worst-selling plane – AeroXplorer.com https://golden-airlines.com/boeings-worst-selling-plane-aeroxplorer-com/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 09:33:30 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/boeings-worst-selling-plane-aeroxplorer-com/ With the Boeing 737 and 747, Boeing is known for producing very successful aircraft, flying with many airlines around the world. However, some variants of various Boeing aircraft sold very poorly. Today we’ll be looking at some of the planes that didn’t sell as well as Boeing thought they would. The Boeing 737 is Boeing’s […]]]>

With the Boeing 737 and 747, Boeing is known for producing very successful aircraft, flying with many airlines around the world. However, some variants of various Boeing aircraft sold very poorly. Today we’ll be looking at some of the planes that didn’t sell as well as Boeing thought they would.

The Boeing 737 is Boeing’s ‘poster child’ with many variants taking off and landing across the world at all times. However, one variant, in particular, has lagged in sales. The Boeing 737-600 was launched by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in March 1995, entered service in 1998, with the last aircraft being delivered to Westjet in 2006. In 11 years of production, only 69 aircraft were produced. The most notable operators were SAS and Westjet who have since retired the aircraft. Currently, Air Algérie, Tunisair and JANET (works for the Air Force Department) operate the variant. The aircraft mainly failed to materialize as it was too large to be a regional jet but too small to compete with other aircraft such as the Airbus A319.

Following the success of the Boeing 767-200 and -300 variants, in 2000 the Boeing 767-400 entered service with Continental Airlines. The Boeing 767-400 variant is the company’s first stretched widebody aircraft. The aircraft is essentially a hybrid between the Boeing 777 and the 767 as it has the external characteristics of the 767, but the cockpit and interior are similar to those of a Boeing 777. During its production period, 37 have been produced. Currently, United and Delta Airlines are the sole operators of the Boeing 767-400, apart from another owned by the Bahrain government. This variant failed because other aircraft such as the Airbus A330 and Boeing 787 could fill the role.


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One of United’s 14 767-400 lands in Orlando. Photo: AeroXplorer | Brandon McLeish

The final variant we will be looking at is the Boeing 747-300. This aircraft first flew on October 5, 1982, then entered service with Swissair on March 23, 1983. Production of the Boeing 747-300 ended in 1985. Swissair, Air India and Pakistan International Airlines were among the carriers who exploited a variant. As of 2019, two airlines that still operate the aircraft are Mahan Air and TAE Avia. This variant probably failed because it was produced shortly before the entry into service of the more capable Boeing 747-400.


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The passenger experience of an electric aircraft. What can we expect to see? https://golden-airlines.com/the-passenger-experience-of-an-electric-aircraft-what-can-we-expect-to-see/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:17:30 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/the-passenger-experience-of-an-electric-aircraft-what-can-we-expect-to-see/ Yesterday, Swedish company Heart Aerospace made a major announcement. This involved investments from Saab and Air Canada, a firm aircraft order from Air Canada and the unveiling of a new aircraft, the 30-seat ES-30, which will now enter production in place of the previous ES- 19 of 19 seats. […]]]>






Yesterday, Swedish company Heart Aerospace made a major announcement. This involved investments from Saab and Air Canada, a firm aircraft order from Air Canada and the unveiling of a new aircraft, the 30-seat ES-30, which will now enter production in place of the previous ES- 19 of 19 seats.

At the same time, United and Mesa confirmed their commitment to order 200 planes with an option for another 100.

Photo via Heart Aerospace

With this industry vote of confidence, it’s fair to say that out of all the different electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft start-ups, Heart’s ES-30 is a good bet to be in commercial service. by the target date of 2028.

What will the passenger experience be like?

In his presentation, Anders Forslund, CEO of Heart Aerospace, gave an overview of what to expect while flying the ES-30:

The ES-30 will seat 30 passengers in a 2+1 seating configuration, with standard 30-inch pitch. It has a fully pressurized cabin, standing aisle and overhead compartments for small personal items.

Passengers traveling on the ES-30 will be able to carry the industry standard 25 kg of luggage.

Anders Forslund said there was the “option” of a roof rack and toilet at the front of the aircraft, so some carriers might decide to forego at least the former if it is It’s a short commuter ride.

This is because the electric powertrain has a range of 200 km, but if the turbine engines are used (Anders Forslund called this reserve electric as opposed to hybrid-electric technology), the range extends to 400 km .

So for the average passenger, the experience will be much the same as in today’s small regional jets in terms of seat spacing and storage.

A key difference is noise.

Of course, passengers will notice how quiet the plane is. Electric motors ensure low noise in flight and take-off and a nearly silent taxi. This has implications for local communities, where noise is a factor, as well as for passenger experience.

The partners confirmed so far for the ES-19 are Aernnova (for the airframe), Latecoere (the doors), Garmin (avionics) and MSB for the interiors.

Speaking to Actual News Magazine, Billy Darveau, Director of Engineering at MSB, spoke about the challenges of considering weight on a hybrid-electric aircraft such as the ES-30.

The Eviation Alice – wireless chargers, electrochromatic shades

Another electric plane close to test flight is the Evation Alice. That includes a nine-seat commuter version that got pre-orders from Cape Air in Massachusetts and Global Crossing Airlines in Florida, among others.

The Alice will feature SkyView panoramic windows, with individually controlled electrochromatic shades, and seats with a 32-inch pitch.

Photo courtesy of Eviation

When the Points Guy took a look at a prototype of the cabin last year, he complimented the side-mounted wireless smartphone chargers, touch-sensitive reading lights and 1-1 setup.

The look of the Alice itself is also very sleek and distinctive, according to co-founder Omer Bar-Yohay the design and weight are what make the Alice battery-operated.

Of course, the Alice is a smaller aircraft, and it is designed for suburban and sub-regional routes.

For actual regional routes, the current limitations of battery technology mean that hybrid electric aircraft such as Heart Aerospace or hydrogen-electric conversions (such as ZeroAvia) will be the main zero or low emissions regional aircraft we can expect to see. see in service over the next decade.

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Air charter company orders 50 all-electric Alice planes https://golden-airlines.com/air-charter-company-orders-50-all-electric-alice-planes/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:36:44 +0000 https://golden-airlines.com/air-charter-company-orders-50-all-electric-alice-planes/ Miami-based charter and cargo flight provider Global Crossing Airlines Group, or GlobalX, has tentatively agreed to purchase 50 all-electric Alice aircraft from Eviation. Eviation announced Thursday that GlobalX has signed a letter of intent to purchase the commuter aircraft, with first deliveries expected in 2027. Eviation, a Washington state-based electric aircraft developer, is gearing up […]]]>

Miami-based charter and cargo flight provider Global Crossing Airlines Group, or GlobalX, has tentatively agreed to purchase 50 all-electric Alice aircraft from Eviation. Eviation announced Thursday that GlobalX has signed a letter of intent to purchase the commuter aircraft, with first deliveries expected in 2027.

Eviation, a Washington state-based electric aircraft developer, is gearing up for the first test flight of its redesigned Alice aircraft. The company said it plans to fly the nine-seat Alice before the end of this summer. Eviation also plans to introduce a freighter version of the Alice aircraft, as well as an executive version that could only seat six passengers. The all-electric Alice produces zero carbon emissions and is quieter and cheaper to operate than traditional light jets, according to Eviation.

GlobalX, which began passenger operations in August 2021, plans to use the Alice aircraft to ferry travelers between Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The charter company currently operates seven Airbus A320 series aircraft in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. “Alice will enable GlobalX to introduce new sustainable flight options for growing markets, including Miami, Orlando and the Bahamas,” Eviation officials said in Thursday’s announcement.

In addition to offering passenger charter flights, GlobalX plans to begin cargo operations in the fourth quarter with 15 leased Airbus A321 freighters. The company said it was evaluating the cargo variant of Eviation’s Alice aircraft to also support its cargo operations.

“We are delighted to enter into this agreement with GlobalX, whose investment in zero-emissions flights demonstrates the airline’s commitment to cleaner skies, lower operating costs and providing the most innovative options for air travel,” said Eviation President Gregory Davis. “Quieter, smoother and with a cabin design that defines the future, the inflight experience aboard Alice will offer GlobalX passengers a new way to fly.”

GlobalX President and CEO Ed Wegel said the charter company plans “to offer the aircraft to our cruise line, our tour operators, our leisure travel suppliers and our customers. commercial airlines in need of short-haul charter flights through Florida”.

“The Alice aircraft will allow us to offer sustainable regional flights to and from key markets and is the first step in our initiative to become a zero-carbon airline by 2050,” Wegel added. . “We are proud to be an Eviation launch customer and to lead the charge in delivering carbon-free air travel to our passengers.”

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