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by fabian9
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9530

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

As long as the ONLY change is the engine and the underlying diagnostics/warnings in the flight computer, then it's trivial, MAYBE 100 million Euros, MAYBE. You'd need to validate the warnings in the cockpit and then run through the flight envelope to ensure there's nothing untoward about the aerody...

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by fabian9
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39320

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

The Engineers who designed that Lousy system. Who were they? They should go to Jail but we'll Never know their names either and? they'll NEVER go to jail. Unless those ”lousy engineers” acted with intent to kill somebody, the buck stops with the chief engineer who holds the delegation from the FAA....

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by fabian9
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

if you fit the smaller engines on the frames .... even if they are a little bit larger than the NG variant .... you do not need to move the engines in front and you do not need those problematic 737MAX nacells. The wings and fuselage join up would have been sized for the heavier engines. Lighter en...

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by fabian9
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Faury: Airbus Considering Hybrid Aircraft for 2035
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Faury: Airbus Considering Hybrid Aircraft for 2035

In German only, but here’s an automated translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aero.de%2Fnews-33316%2FAirbus-will-emissionsarmes-Flugzeug-entwickeln.html Thoughts? PS: I didn’t see this being discussed anywhere. Feel free to delete if I ...

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by fabian9
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 18000

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

The thing is, how do you ramp up a new design to the production capacity that is needed to effectively replace the A320 from 2030 onwards. Whatever replaces the A320 family will most likely not replace it overnight when it’s ready. There is likely to be a significant cut over where both the A320 fa...

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by fabian9
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31279

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Those who think this change is for the worse have clearly never been marginalised before, and have no clue what that feels like.

In my opinion this change is for the better. Good on you AC!

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by fabian9
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft to IndiGo
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Airbus delivers 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft to IndiGo

Slightly confusing that the two biggest SAneo customers (440 and 430 ac on order respectively) are two companies going by very similar names. I wasn’t sure which one of the two (IndiGo or Indigo Partners) Received this 1000th neo, but it seems to be 6E? Well done to Airbus either way - what a great ...

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by fabian9
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22849

Re: Potential that A220 is grounded following new engine issues ?

Nicoeddf wrote:
I know. Exactly what I wrote.


Ah - apologies I misread your post. :)

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by fabian9
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22849

Re: Potential that A220 is grounded following new engine issues ?

Parts of the HPC going through HPT is not uncontained. Where else would parts from the HPC go, but downstream with the airflow? I have seen plenty of engines with totally destroyed core engines due to a single blade rupture upstream. Nothing uncontained in that. Uncontained engine rotor failure is ...

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by fabian9
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18664

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

It's the pointy end of a 747 getting broke up & the ass end of a DC-10 that most likely also being broke up. These are usually mock ups made out of more flame resistent materials than common aircraft structures. Helps to make sure the mock up doesn’t melt on every firefighter training session a...

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by fabian9
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5828

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

Surely if the aircraft is interesting for a criminal investigation, then this would have already been well searched for evidence/seized to avoid evidence being erased by members of his estate? It’s all speculation, but I’m with the people who think these aircraft will be dealt with by his estate alo...

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by fabian9
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 7046

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

Difficult to judge, however in my opinion it’s a lot easier to damage a reputation in today’s world compared to what it was like at the time of the DC10. Way more information available now with traditional, new media, and social networks around. People are way more “informed” (in quotation marks as ...

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by fabian9
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 6874

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

Thanks a lot for your insightful posts everybody!

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by fabian9
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 6874

Airport Departure Gate Assignment

One thing I’ve always wondered about when travelling mainly through UK airports is, that departure gates are only announced shortly before boarding begins. Other large airports like FRA, MUC, and AMS seem to announce the departure gates well in advance. Why is it different? It always makes me feel l...

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by fabian9
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 35
Views: 5932

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

They’ll keep selling which means the order book will keep growing well into the future. Once sales reduce and the order book is running low, production rates will be reduced to keep production going for as long as possible whilst new buyers are found. If no new buyers are found, production will ceas...

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by fabian9
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 73040

Airbus Launches A321XLR

I felt this deserved to have its own thread (to keep Le Bourget Airbus orders thread clean of discussion about a new type being introduced). Mods feel free to delete if you disagree. Press release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/airbus-launches-longest-range-singleaisle-ai...

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by fabian9
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8582

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Black is a poor choice of colour for thermal management reasons on the ground - gets hot a lot quicker in a black plane compared to a white one.

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by fabian9
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 9566

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

The critical point is not what method is required to open the door, but what method is used to deploy the slide ? Is that a simple push button? Before take off the crew gets a command to “arm doors and cross check” - you’ve probably heard it before. The crew will then “arm” the slide so that when t...

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by fabian9
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 6614

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

This should be impossible to do by design.

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by fabian9
Tue May 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 40571

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

So the airlines that bought the "first generation" CS300/A220 got an inferior product? This is always the case with everything in life, especially technology. As technology advances previous generations of products will be “inferior”. However if you always wait for the next generation, yo...

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by fabian9
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 50650

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Airlines and military, raise your acceptance standards for the benefit of crews and passengers, and OEM's are sure to follow. I disagree wholeheartedly with this - a company’s quality department should always set a higher standard than the customer expects. Don’t turn the customer into the quality ...

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by fabian9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755788

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1) Why did they not reduce thrust? Would a reduction in thrust not initially result in a further pitch down moment on the aircraft as this is effectively a rear wards change in thrust below the centre of lift? Kind of in the opposite sense of direction of increasing thrust last when performing a st...

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by fabian9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755788

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

My take on reading the accident report is that the flight was saveable until they turned the Electric Trim back on which reactivated MCAS which due to the high speed they were travelling at they were not able to recover from as the airspeed was excessive. I can’t find the part of the report that sa...

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by fabian9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755788

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The flight was okay after turning it off for several minutes - but it appears as though they flicked the switch again and turned it on (Electric Trim) which the Boeing bulletin says specifically not to do. They probably turned on the electric system again as they couldn't trim the plane correctly a...

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by fabian9
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 12532

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

Are aircraft manufacturer employees held to the same standard we are on the ramp when it comes to aircraft crashes? For those who doesn’t know; if you are working on the aircraft as a ramp agent, a gate agent, or a Fueler.. etc... we get charged with man slaughter for every person on the plane and ...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760168

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

What many are forgetting is that MCAS (and its higher THS deflection angle) have been implemented for a reason. It wouldn’t have been introduced in the first place, or changed from 0.6 to 2.5deg deflection, if it wasn’t required to create a “stable” aircraft. The fact that the system has had to exis...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 12532

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

ST suggested that Boeing made changes to the way MCAS worked after the certification was done and did not update them on that. If proven true, is that a criminal offense? The MAX is essentially a build up of MODs, and that MOD stack is part of its certification. To make a change after certification...

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by fabian9
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22747

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all a...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453488

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

To get a feel for the time it takes to go through the trim range, here is a video of the 787 trim test.

https://youtu.be/-IlsPnMPYHE

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453488

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Good observations. So based on the 738 pic above and what we see in the video at 4:28, the jack screw on the wrecked a 763 would have been at a much greater “nose up” type attitude right? Obviously that doesn’t show what the elevators were doing. Does that jackscrew control trim? Yes the jackscrew ...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453488

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Video of the wreckage found so far: https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U At 4:28 in the video, you can see the jackscrew for the tailplane (I could be wrong though). It's at it's lowest/highest point on the screw? Does that look about right? If the NTSB suspected mechanical failure, would they really let j...

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by fabian9
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Frances Concorde Simulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: Air Frances Concorde Simulator

Is it the one at Aeroscopia museum in Toulouse?

http://www.musee-aeroscopia.fr/fr/actualites/le-simulateur-du-concorde-au-musée

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manufacturing-related accident or incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2951

Re: Manufacturing-related accident or incident

QF 32 is probably one of the more high profile ones in recent times, the cause being a misaligned counter bore within a stub oil pipe leading to a fatigue fracture. I don’t remember if the engineering drawing of the part was missing a concentricity tolerance berween the pipe and the counterbore? If...

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by fabian9
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 freighter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3635

Re: A380 freighter?

No this is incorrect. They started building, but it was never anywhere near finished.

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by fabian9
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Announces 2018 Deliveries - 800 a/c Delivered
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Airbus Announces 2018 Deliveries - 800 a/c Delivered

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -2018.html

Pretty impressive numbers?
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didnt see this posted anywhere yet. Mods feel free to delete if I’m just being blind.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -2018.html

Pretty impressive numbers?

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by fabian9
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 11184

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

twicearound wrote:
Let me clarify. His statement said the US was "to far away" from most of the world's population.


China and India are far away from the US, and have between them 2.8 billion people. It’s all relative, but the US’ 360 million people are not a lot in comparison.

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by fabian9
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11

If you haven’t come across it already, seatguru is a good website to check details for specific seats for a flight.

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by fabian9
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34783

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Just landed into LFBO.

Edit: or not - looks like it’s doing a touch and go.

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by fabian9
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s in a Delta flight number?
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

Yeah that was my initial reaction as well. However DL9770 was ATL-TLS on 9.4., and DL9931 was TLS-ATL on 11.4., both on a 767.

Would DL fly a whole 767 worth of staff to TLS just to go pick up an A350?

There was an A350 transfer flight today (DL9959).

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by fabian9
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s in a Delta flight number?
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

What’s in a Delta flight number?

Does anybody know the system behind Delta flight numbers?

Eg DL9931 ATL-TLS on 11.3. seems to be an odd one as it’s 4 digits and starts with 9? All other flights this a/c did recently were 3 digit?

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by fabian9
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 37035

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

The photo doesn’t do it justice. On the tarmac in Toulouse it looks pretty good!

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by fabian9
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A388 at MNL
Replies: 11
Views: 3537

Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Does BA use Lufthansa Technik for maintenance? They have a base in MNL (eg Qantas use them/have used them in the past for 380 C Checks).

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by fabian9
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22909

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Lipstick on a pig? So what we have is 63 identified customers ordering just over 3,900 airframes. Say at a super low ball cost of 275 billion dollars. It appears the people with brains are willing to spend a pile of money on pork. Imagine what they could fetch with your go fast stripes. Another a.n...

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by fabian9
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22909

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Don’t like the aircraft, nor the livery. To me the MAX looks like a chavy boy racer car with just about every mod done to it that one could think of. Take a 60s design, slap on some bigger engines (in my opinion too big for the short stubby landing gear), add sharklets, add scimitars, add raccoon ey...

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by fabian9
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?

skane340 wrote:
WOW, thank you for the input! I have learned something new.
But maybe making last page default would be an idea :-)


But then you would be missing the OP on threads you haven’t visited before?

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by fabian9
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Most aircraft that have trim tank have the surge tank on the right side Only?
Replies: 27
Views: 4667

Re: Why Most aircraft that have trim tank have the surge tank on the right side Only?

I would assume it’s usually on the right hand side as this is the service side of the aircraft? In case of overspill out of the tank this might be favourable?

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by fabian9
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?

I find the new system much easier to follow compared to trying to find “Part 15” of a 29 part thread on the old system.

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by fabian9
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 20265

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Mimark06 wrote:
…and they're still dragging it around ON the nose wheel?


Presumably it's designed to sustain the max weight on the nose landing gear using one wheel?

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