That is one of the test 777 airplanes, with n777ua being the first production one. A family member of mine who flies for UA has flown that airplane. I'm seeing a similarity here, as NWA 85's accident was a 744 that was the 744 prototype and had been used for testing before it entered service. Did t...Jump to post
Friend of mine posted this video on his Facebook wall showing what seems to be a windmilling engine that's off balance as suspected by some of you on this thread: https://www.facebook.com/KITV4/videos/1 ... 054696861/Jump to post
As of 10/2016, N773UA had ~14800 cycles/81100 hours (as per an older a.net thread). Using the average cycles per year, should be close to 16000? Thanks, reffado. Any updates on current TC and TT? I'm very curious if it's going to be written off, given the comment about the necessary inspections per...Jump to post
I posted this in a different thread but word is the Austin Chamber of Commerce will have a big Delta announcement on Feb 6th. Let the speculation begin. Feb. 5th announcement: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/delta-announces-austin-cincinnati-northern-kentucky-nonstop Feb. 6th announcement: http://w...Jump to post
The flight crew then noted that they did not know the direction and intensity of the wind. That statement alone is a recipe for disaster. Indeed. As a licensed (private) pilot, that's been hard to take in. Couple that with the 5,900' rwy length and well-known not-great takeoff performance of the 72...Jump to post
Original (now locked) thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1350589&hilit=4544+aerosucre Any updates on the investigation after the prelim investigation (posted by VirginFlyer and pasted below) was released, showing the flight crew took off with a 4kt tailwind component?...Jump to post
Can't wait for the "normal" photos of her in revenue service.Jump to post
masonh2479 wrote:January-November Numbers have been posted for AUS, 12.6million passengers so far!
If nothing else, you would think there would be some familiarization runs to get crews ready for over ocean ATC and airport approaches before a revenue run. Unfortunately, today, this can be done in the simulator. Simulators for familiarization runs?? How fitting your signature is, exFWAOONW. Glad ...Jump to post
Nice. Any word on which variant(s) of the MAX?Jump to post
iahcsr wrote:I’ve always wondered why the gear couldn’t be dropped manually by gravity. This has been done in other 767 events... AC comes to mind.
Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM ma...Jump to post
This seems like a real overabundance of caution for a radar issue 121.357 states that an aircraft may not be dispatched without a weather radar if thunderstorms may reasonably be expected, which is pretty much every day in Hawaii and the tropics. I realize that this flight was already airborne and ...Jump to post
Still in a holding pattern over the Pacific at 11:28a PST -- dumping fuel it seems? Seems like quite a long fuel dump for a relatively short flight...one that had already expended over one hour of fuel, no less. Is that normal? In any case, it appears to be on its way to SJC: https://flightaware.co...Jump to post
Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM mad...Jump to post
Has been for a while. That and most operators favor GE engines. Because? Separately, can a PW-engined example not be re-engined with CF6s? 767 and 777 are cheaper to run, even considering more aircraft to carry the same amount cargo. My bad - the "because?" was referring to the comment ab...Jump to post
jetsetterusa wrote:Here is a video of the takeoff!
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/chinese-woman-causes-chaos-after-tossing-lucky-coins-into-plane-engine/ Another similar incident just occurred, this time on a Lucky Air aircraft :o http://flightaware.com/live/flight/LKE9960 Shows that last Wednesday's flight out of Anquing (AQG), China, was cance...Jump to post
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/20/air-force-recall-many-1-000-retired-pilots-address-serious-shortage/785344001/ "The Air Force is currently 1,500 pilots short of the 20,300 it is mandated to have." US President Trump signed an executive order for the USAF to recall 1...Jump to post
Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does n...Jump to post
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/2013/06/07/Emirates-to-have-onboard-shisha-lounges-Gulf-satire-takes-off.html What a pity this wasn’t true. https://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/7675ce842cfff4fcaa48ab85ea409184.jpg Edit: I’m being facetious, just for the record. :rotfl: ...Jump to post
I'm also reminded that cigarette smoke isn't good for aircraft. Can someone here remind us of the "why"? Something to do with making the HVAC system less efficient or needing more-frequent mx? Separately, I recall CI611 (the 742 that broke up due to a defective post-tailstrike repair) had ...Jump to post
I fondly recall being part of a 50-strong contingent from my college on an AVENSA 727-200 (YV-92C) in March of 1997. A couple of minutes after takeoff from MIA (enroute to CCS), we were taken aback by the extinguishing of the "no smoking" lights, after which a good 1/4 of the other pax qui...Jump to post
AA no longer is using HAECO and has no personnel there. Since when? There were at least 4-5 AA 772s at HAECO when I was there about three or four months ago. For about a couple of months now. AA no longer sends any 777s to HKG for Heavy Check. They are building an AA facility in GRU that will handl...Jump to post
Given the revelation that this was "only" a loader fire, I recommend the title be tweaked to "...fire in cargo loader adjacent to 77W in Hong Kong" or thereabouts.Jump to post
Lucky this happened in HKG, where they can just wheel it on over to HAECO and make it good as new in no time. I wouldn't be surprised if AA had some aircraft scheduled in there for a heavy check anyway. Maybe if one is coming for a D-check they just swap it out with that plane's parts? AA no longer...Jump to post
klm617 wrote:flybynight wrote:2x times I've flown on a NW DC10 to HNL (the 2 years I lived in the Detroit area).
Yes, seems strange that route isn't available. I would think it would be in range of a 757 even
Detroit is out of 757 range to HNL.
FYI. We are currently accepting air reservations through June 1, 2018. On October 26, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through August 10, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently. Thanks for posting that detail. That's a big surprise, and a bit of a bummer for me; I...Jump to post
Any chance of a video? Worth asking!Jump to post
Ah, the -8. I recall a great chat I once had with a UA pilot who expressed his love for the -8, though he said the -71 was a challenge to land in crosswinds. From what I recall, he said the bank limit was 8 degrees on either side, lest the "fat" CFMs scrape the rwy.Jump to post
Perhaps, though I doubt it was, given the time of the day (11:00p local time), and the likelihood of multiple arriving aircraft at the time. Why would you doubt it was? Seems like 28R was handling both arrivals and departures by that point in the evening. There is even a video linked in reply #27 t...Jump to post
Bavd wrote:Western727 wrote:Bavd wrote:28L is dark
28L was dark? Why?
I meant, If rwy 28L was dark....
It could not be in use at the time?
Bavd wrote:28L is dark
Sounds terrifying. Besides UA 1, do we know what other three planes waiting for takeoff? The retired captain in the Mercury News article said they were all widebodies. According to http://www.jacdec.de/2017/07/11/2017-07-07-air-canada-aiming-to-land-on-taxiway-at-san-francicso/ referenced above, we...Jump to post
I shudder at the thought of what could've happened had the 320 continued its approach. I look forward to the report.Jump to post
What if oil returns to $100/bbl by, say, 2020? Wouldn't that accelerate things?Jump to post
But airlines like United, Northwest and especially Pan Am did seem to rely on the 747 as their flagship aircraft for so many decades. What exactly do you mean by "flagship"? The 747 was certainly the biggest plane in their fleet, so very highly visible......but is that all that matters? I...Jump to post
I go by the easy definition. If your only potential sleep options during normal sleep hours are on the plane, it is a red-eye. Agreed. Flights that allow me to spend time in a normal bed before or after the flight do not count as red-eyes in my book. I got to AUS on a flight that arrived very late ...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Would the NA-Australia/NZ flights that leave between 10-11pm count as redeyes?
If you get to sleep in a real bed before going to the airport, it's not a red-eye :) Agreed. The only "real" red-eyes are the aforementioned North America-Asia flights, the HA LAS-HNL flight and flights like the HKG-JNB. Those 5a departures I don't consider overnight/red-eye flights. EDIT...Jump to post
Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? 1) Re...Jump to post
Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? Ignor...Jump to post
From a previous post on here: 922 will be retired in July. Scared me a bit there. :) I was on 992 (AUS-ATL) when the flight crew had to declare an emergency due to smoke in the cabin that quickly cleared on the way down, leading me to become confident that it was "just" a failed A/C pack,...Jump to post
arrivals coming in on the 10's. 77H Wow! I've never seen an arrival on one of the 10s. 19s, sure, but the 10s would be something to see. I see UA7 flew over SoCal then at some point off the coast turned back and headed for SFO at which point it was "almost" equidistant to LA, anyway: http...Jump to post