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by greg85
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avionics update for A32Xneo family?
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Avionics update for A32Xneo family?

I thought they had put this on the back burner. Airbus had other problems to resolve before committing to an A350 style cockpit for the A320. I think the airport map on the Nav display is a current option, but not many airlines have it. Also, the digital audio system from the A380 and 50 is now avai...

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by greg85
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14831

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

Another advantage for W6, on top of the slots at LTN and LGW, would have been crew. EZY has a lot on the sidelines waiting for capacity to ramp up while Wizz has typically expanded too quickly and seemingly can't crew its metal. Glad this was knocked back, W6 has 1 inch less legroom I believe and r...

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by greg85
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS Altitudes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: TCAS Altitudes Question

Newer Airbus models with T3CAS can also display traffic up to 9900ft above or below.

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by greg85
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Re: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?

Yes, you really could buy a ticket with the RAF from the UK to the Falkland Islands. The flights are now outsourced to AirTanker. I believe the stopover was (and still is) Ascension Island, not Cape Verde https://www.falklands.gov.fk/more-information/getting-here/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RA...

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by greg85
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weird planes
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

Re: Weird planes

Dear Airliners forum community, I have questions. Some years ago I observed some planes that were... weird, to say the least. I haven't seen anything like those planes before or after that day of observation. I'm sure that some will immediately think I'm one of those crazy conspiracy theorists. I u...

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by greg85
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 72
Views: 11045

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021

certain local media outlets reporting that the airport was closed this morning due an icy runway. Surprised EDI wasn't prepared for this as it has never really been an issue in the past? It was closed for 10 hours on the 2nd of Jan too. It has been an issue before, and it’s not surprising. EDI is o...

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by greg85
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747-136 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Re: BOAC 747-136 question

Are there any of the original BA 747-136 left? I flew on BA G-AWNE from LHR - JFK in 1980. It seems to be stored somewhere in Nigeria. Is that still the case? If so its pretty remarkable after nearly 50 years. Boeing 747 - MSN 19765 - 5N-RRR Last Airline Kabo Air Status : Stored Last Registration :...

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by greg85
Tue May 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet admits nine million customers hacked.
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: EasyJet admits nine million customers hacked.

This has already been in the news. It was 2200 credit card details that were hacked. This story is just additional detail that some passenger information was also hacked in the same attack.

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by greg85
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?
Replies: 43
Views: 7010

Re: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?

One solution is what Easy Jet is doing, that leave middle seat free. That is incorrect. easyJet are not doing that. CEO Johan Lundgren only suggested that it’s something that may be considered for the short term. He came nowhere near to committing to such a plan. The idea of 2-1-2 is ridiculous, no...

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by greg85
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX Height
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: 737 MAX Height

The 737 MAX 10 does have longer landing gear.

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by greg85
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?
Replies: 10
Views: 5392

Re: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?

Just came across this amazing clip with Swedish BRA Braathens Regional Airlines ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbmBOk9rd0s )ferrying their Avros to the UK a couple of weeks back. Airline is now under administration due corona virus (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1444169) and ho...

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by greg85
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25270

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

If they are forced rebrand as part of break with Stellios, euroJet has a nice ring to it. They could even launch it with a bunch of flights for 1€. I can even see the tagline ‘Booking with euroJet is easy....’ Doubt it. Stelios owns (I think) 49% of the airline so would lose out if easyjet dropped ...

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by greg85
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 403
Views: 60749

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

MCTSET wrote:
Just a quick question, what is the maximum seat capacity (all economy sardine tin config) the A320neo can hold?


Airbus claim 194. But even easyJet don’t have that many passengers. 186 on an easyJet. Does anyone know of an airline with more than 186 on an A320?

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by greg85
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 crew rest area
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

Re: 777 crew rest area

A friend of mine that works for British Airways mentioned that some of their 772ER’s don’t have crew rest areas installed, just some seats with a curtain around which seems odd for an airliner that can easily fly up to 14 hours. I later found an FAA document online which permits changes to overhead...

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by greg85
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Payload Airbus A319NEO
Replies: 6
Views: 8204

Re: Payload Airbus A319NEO

This is not possible. A full A319 with no ACTs will handle half that distance. The A32x reaches its limits between 5 and 6 hours flight time without ACTs. There are so many weight variants and engine options, but 4000 nmi is very far beyond the norm for the A319 in regular airline service. Hmm, so ...

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by greg85
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Payload Airbus A319NEO
Replies: 6
Views: 8204

Re: Payload Airbus A319NEO

This is not possible. A full A319 with no ACTs will handle half that distance. The A32x reaches its limits between 5 and 6 hours flight time without ACTs. There are so many weight variants and engine options, but 4000 nmi is very far beyond the norm for the A319 in regular airline service.

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by greg85
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 36232

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that... It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful. Why do you feel the security setup is awful? I've always found EDI security to be amongst the fastest and most efficient of any airport. I've never spent more than 5 minutes queuing for security at E...

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by greg85
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..
Replies: 23
Views: 5795

Re: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..

Whist reading about VS future expansion ambitions when LHR 3rd runways slots become available, I also read that easyjet is interested in slots there too. Why didn't easyjet make use of the vacant remedy slots after they were vacated by little red? The previous easyJet CEO was very specific about th...

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by greg85
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 12100

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

iseeyyc wrote:
Could he just "jump in" and take over? Or would he have to go back into the terminal and review the weather and flight planning first?


He did just “jump in”. The weather isn’t different if you read it in the cockpit.

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by greg85
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 4911

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

Are you aware of what T&Cs are like at Ryanair? What's wrong in your view with the T&C's at Ryanair? The pay is quite good, especially when compared to some other airlines. The roster is a very stable 5/4 roster, no night stops, no night flights, pilot recurrent and command trainings are of...

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by greg85
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 27890

Re: United GLA cancelled due to drunk pilot?

Again? It’s always Glasgow!!

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by greg85
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 18743

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Is this due to the 737 MAX fiasco and Brexit? You could get a job at the Ryanair press office. I’m sure they will use these 2 reasons to justify any cuts. There are some other factors that are causing Ryanair to cut back in it’s weaker positions. Over capacity, increasing crew costs (at last), and ...

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by greg85
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Established callout
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Established callout

So i understood; this is when an acft captures the localizer signal and has been locked on it, right ? Not necessarily. You can call established as you are intercepting the course. It's not a systems call-out dependent on localiser. It's a radio call frequently requested by approach so that they ca...

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by greg85
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 8371

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

At a time when many of us, if we're lucky, are getting rises of 2% or so, a rise of 11.5% over three years sounds very generous to me. Do BA's pilots have a case? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49075767 Yes they do. They’re terms and conditions have fallen while the company has made record bre...

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by greg85
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 12
Views: 4425

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

This happens often in that part of the world. It’s even in the NOTAMs for several places around that region. Even the PFO and LCA NOTAMs across the water in Cyprus have had warnings of “GPS jamming”. It does affect aircraft on a regular basis, but of course airliners are not reliant on GPS.

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by greg85
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 4594

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

I have heard A rumour easy are looking to go to Cape Verde (assume from Gatwick ) are their current a321neo able to get there with a full load ? GC is 2500 miles I imagine add a few looking at 2700 ish It says 2363 nmi great circle to BVC. I think the A320 NEO could. Possibly too far for the A321 N...

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by greg85
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 4594

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

The whole article is a complete fantasy. Easyjet have shown no interest in anything like this at all. The current CEO is certainly not the man to lead the company through a major revolution. This is not going to happen and is barely worth talking about. The easyjet A321s have no additional centre ta...

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by greg85
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

That’s disappointing. Maybe they figured it’s not worth it for their 45th anniversary. They’ll probably go ahead with this in 55 years time for the real 100th. Haha!

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by greg85
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 14187

Re: European LCC

Of course Ryanair is here for the long run. But their massive fleet could make them seem over extended in some kind of financial crash. I also feel That Ryanair is running out of good routes to operate. They have an increasing amount of routes that are from a small airport you’ve never heard of, to ...

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by greg85
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 68202

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Many people on here are fantasising that BA will operate the same type as citiflyer. They probably won’t. It makes it easier to justify paying the citiflyer pilots much less, and keeping them on separate lower terms and conditions.

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by greg85
Thu May 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3621

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

Besides Allegiant and Volotea, who are the active used A319 buyers?

Lightsaber[/quote]


Delta

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by greg85
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System

I suppose they quietly parked the project.

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by greg85
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo

I love these plans to resurrect old Russian designs. Airbus are building up to produce 60 A320s a month!! While here they are hoping to make 16 airframes over 8 years. Brilliant! I hope it comes true.

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by greg85
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 5260

Re: Staying on the centre line

But if you ever do feel a judder, it definitely means the pilot sneezed.

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by greg85
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?

The runway length makes it an expensive route to operate. Most airlines flying from Skiathos to the U.K. will make the short hop to Thessaloniki to refuel. This is both time and money, and I bet it’s one of the reasons that neither airline is operating the routes.

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by greg85
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin America pilots - no neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 3739

Re: Virgin America pilots - no neckties

Max Q wrote:
Always thought it funny that
‘neck’ has to be added to ‘tie’ on this side of the Atlantic


Clarity must be provided !



Haha! Same as “eyeglasses”. Just in case you weren’t sure where to put your glasses.

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by greg85
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5953

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

It’s an April fools thing. He mentions Its April 1st several times in the video.

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by greg85
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 16504

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

I found this image in one of the Civ Av threads It may be that this photo displays some wide-angle distortion, but the degree to which the MAX engines are more forward and higher than before is abundantly clear. And assuming this is landing phase, we are witnessing a some AoA (i.e. not high, but no...

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by greg85
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences

AECM wrote:
The DUAL COOL feature that seems to not be working most of the time is in both engines type (Leap and GTF)?


My airline certainly does not have this on the LEAP 1-A powered A320 or A321.

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by greg85
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 10630

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

Airbus has had more than one instances where their FBW system has overtrimmed due yo false AoA readings. In a recent incident (this decade) the pilots had no knowledge of how to turn it off but hecause they were able go keep things level (after initial dive of 4000 feet) they had lots of time for g...

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by greg85
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Flight path
Replies: 14
Views: 2851

Re: Weird Flight path

Chemtrails. Shh! This is a public forum!! :lol: It's a survey flight. Very very normal. :checkmark: These flights happen every day all over the country. It could be surveying, aerial photography, air sampling, or any number of other things. I've seen these flights operated for everyone from the USD...

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by greg85
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 4589

Re: A320 series last row- add in a window?

I imagine it would cost airbus a few €. It would involve a design and certification process to add windows. My bet is they’ll just leave it. The 156 seat configuration A319 has had no windows in the back row for the past 16 years.

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by greg85
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MCAS - technical details / Airbus comparison
Replies: 19
Views: 4702

Re: MCAS - technical details / Airbus comparison

I am also a mere Airbus pilot. But I’m led to believe that a key difference is that Boeing’s MCAS system is linked only to the capt AOA. So, a single faulty/frozen AOA vane could cause a nose down input from MCAS. Whereas, on an Airbus the same would have to be a double fault. As many will be aware ...

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by greg85
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 3542

Re: B787 Go around

Afaik there is no plane in production that does fly the go around itself, so going around, pressing the TOGA switch means automatic A/P disconnect and hand flying. After gear up you would select new A/P modes and reengage the A/P. This is incorrect for all the buses. That’s the A320/30/40/50/80. In...

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by greg85
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10994

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

A few things - In a 737 (unlike many aircraft), there is no increase in drag when you retract the gear. There are no additional gear doors that deploy. While the W/S escape maneuver does specify not to change the a/c configuration - in this case they appear to be responding to a Predicted Wind Shea...

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by greg85
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 11176

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Ryanair earlier in 2018, threatened this to GLA in a row with the UK government over Air Passenger Duty. Whilst most of the routes have indeed gone over winter and no 'based' aircraft any more. Several of the supposedly gone routes will return in 2019. I think Ryanair's policy of threat and retreat...

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by greg85
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4532

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

The longest easyJet is just 2105 nmi (great circle) LGW- HRG But the shortest is an impressive 66nmi (not so great circle) BFS-IOM Very short for an A320. Loganair of course has WRY - PPW. An incredible 2 nmi. May I suggest that nmi is used as the measurement in this thread. That would suit most pil...

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by greg85
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320ceo barking dog question
Replies: 65
Views: 7973

Re: A320ceo barking dog question

You’ll also find that the barking dog is much faster and louder after a single engine taxi in. This is because of the pressure difference between the green and yellow hydraulic systems. After a single engine taxi in the green system slowly loses pressure as the engine winds down, while the yellow g...

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by greg85
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 7221

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

Wow. Although, easyJet now have A321s arriving with 235 seats. So I suppose the potential is there for them to increase their own seat count over the next couple of years.

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