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by N1120A
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1958

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The CR2 isn't exactly a super tall cabin.

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1958

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

I'm not sure how anyone can argue the CR2 is more comfortable, in any way, than the ERJ Because the ERJ-145 is a piece of junk. I can at least stand up in a CRJ, I cannot do such a thing in the ERJ. At least I don't need a chiropractor after sitting in an ERJ, unlike a CR2. And there are actually r...

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1958

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

I'm not sure how anyone can argue the CR2 is more comfortable, in any way, than the ERJ

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by N1120A
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1958

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The ERJ has done exceptionally well as a business jet, with almost 300 Legacy 600s sold. The Challenger 850 never did all that well, with only 71 sold. The Challenger 850 was only the answer to the few that wanted a Global cabin without the price. Most soon found out why there was a price different...

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by N1120A
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1958

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The ERJ has done exceptionally well as a business jet, with almost 300 Legacy 600s sold. The Challenger 850 never did all that well, with only 71 sold.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: A321 Question

This is about the A321, not the A320.

The -100 has substantially less range than the -200 due to lighter weights, less powerful engines and less fuel capacity. Only about 90 were built.

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by N1120A
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

The 777 has an incredible safety record. All FAA Part 121 aircraft with more than 30 seats require TCAS II and many 10-30 seat turbine aircraft operating Part 135 must as well. In EU airspace, any aircraft built after 2012 greater than 5700 kg in weight must have TCAS, as must all air carrier operat...

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Credit card sign up commission for FAs
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Credit card sign up commission for FAs

Yes, as do the United FAs who pitch their Explorer card. It's $60-75 per approval.

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3010

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

Weight is a huge factor, as is complexity. Even now, you may trade cruise speed for noise, climb and smoothness when you add blades, let alone more moving parts. Adding a prop will remove at least 2 gallons of gas or other weight, and that is before you compensate for all the added weight for the me...

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

As far as I've been told, you'd have to find a truck to get the fuel off the plane, and then it could only be put on another plane of that airline. You couldn't take the fuel off the plane and put it back in whatever fuel storage it came from as far as I've been told. It can also be defueled into a...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

CosmicCruiser wrote:
checkout flying out of Luxembourg


They really don't have the same kind of air traffic control jurisdiction issues that this entails though. Luxembourg lies under the Brussels ACC FIR. and they have their own approach control that actually extends outside their borders a bit. Not a big deal.

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

A 3000' density altitude is unlikely to substantially affect performance in a turbine. Indeed, you don't even start thinking about leaning a normally aspirated piston until the DA hits about 5000'. I'm sure the performance would factor into what amount of thrust the aircraft computer system would as...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule

While routing and commercial padding are major factors, aircraft speed does make a difference. The ability to cruise higher also does, something the A359 does 2000' higher than the A343 and can likely get to at a heavier weight as well. 30 mph over that distance adds up. 300 miles in 10 hours is hal...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Havana Airport Operation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Havana Airport Operation Question

LAX: go to Northside Pkwy (just off Westchester Pkwy) whenever El Al departs. You'll see a big black SUV with 3-4 goons inside that goes up and down the road when the aircraft is taking and on the runway. Back before all the construction kept changing views, the Terminal 3 parking structure roof wa...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and 200 Pax
Replies: 75
Views: 12212

Re: Southwest and 200 Pax

IMO the next great aircraft threshold for Southwest is an aircraft with 200 pax capacity. It won't happen with Airbus for obvious reasons so that leaves the MAX. The 737-9 seems it would fit around 200 pax with WNs 32 inch pitch but with the extra emergency exit, I'm not sure how true they can be t...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: Strange divert UA45

My guess is someone either fat fingered the flight plan, or there was some sort of contingency they needed in initially filing and it was resolved.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and 200 Pax
Replies: 75
Views: 12212

Re: Southwest and 200 Pax

If WN was to purchase a larger 737, it would almost certainly be the -10.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: Strange divert UA45

UA 45 is ZRH-SFO, not ZRH-ORD.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

3 of the 4 instrument approaches to Runway 4 at ELP are designed to touch Mexican airspace, and 2 actually start there. Good luck getting a practice LOC/DME or RNAV X to Runway 4, but they will use them if needed. When I landed at ELP, I got a visual approach to 8R coming from the East. They seem to...

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Gulfstream Aerospace Mechanics
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

Re: Question for Gulfstream Aerospace Mechanics

In California, the law rightfully requires that employees are reimbursed for business expenses, including tools. Without going into the nitty gritty, there are also certain other requirements when skilled workers are providing tools and my guess is Gulfstream wants to avoid that.

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2144

Re: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet

Pretty sure all of the 787 questions with 5G have been resolved.

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaiian 33 routing question
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Hawaiian 33 routing question

Remember that the California coast pretty heavily points west going up to around San Luis Obispo, and still keeps going after. So taking advantage of winds by going a bit North isn't going all that far out of the way.

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

Just going to throw out some tuition numbers. Obviously flying will add significant cost, but take this for what it is from this UND Alum... UND out of state - $14546 Purdue out of state - $28794 ERAU - $40714 Going to one of these Part 141 schools is going to be a great way to build time. At least...

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

UND's program is well known and much less expensive than Riddle. Tons of pilots coming from the Part 61 world right now - you don't need to spend an absolute fortune. 6 months is absolutely not going to be a deal breaker, especially since the majors still arent street hiring R-ATP eligible pilots, o...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting an airline career in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Starting an airline career in the UK

I think a lot of folks in Europe tend to start out with third party ground handling companies, later getting noticed by supervisors at the airlines themselves. That said, I don't necessarily think FR are such a problem on the ground. I know they have engaged in some questionable stuff with flight de...

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20882

Re: AA to end service at TOL

I'm surprised. I guess I'd ask how is TOL different from CAK? CAK has AA service to CLT and DCA even with CLE's AA ops around 40 miles away. All sorts of reasons. As mentioned, CAK is better located, no one has a major hub at CLE anymore (and the UA/CO hub wasn't anything like the DL hub at DTW), a...

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6256

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

There are really people equivocating about the need for razor sharp, hand flying, stick and rudder skill?

GalaxyFlyer is right - in the end, that is what it comes to. Know the systems, know how to fly the airplane if the systems won't do it. Very simple.

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Even light airplanes now frequently have AHRS assisted magnetometers that determine magnetic headings...and prove that ATC are not all that good at doing corrections, especially in areas of higher magnetic interference lol.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 32
Views: 4378

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

I think LAX can do them at times on 24R/L and 25L.

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

If you are on autopilot, flying due north and are told to turn to 270, you dial this in, does the flight computers also turn the short direction? Can you direct it to do otherwise? It will turn in the direction you tell it to turn. So if you turn the heading select knob to the left, it will turn le...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

Only one runway even has CAT I minimums, most are 4000 RVR. No need for them based on weather records and CL is expensive. Both 10L/28R and 10R/28L have CAT I approaches, but only one goes to a HAT of 200 and 2400 RVR. Sorry, just assuming the standard 200’ HAT, but the plane is penetrated by obsta...

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Only one runway even has CAT I minimums, most are 4000 RVR. No need for them based on weather records and CL is expensive.


Both 10L/28R and 10R/28L have CAT I approaches, but only one goes to a HAT of 200 and 2400 RVR.

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Always measured off of north. Very rarely youll hear “callsign, turn 10 deg left” usually for traffic separation, but it happens. But 99% of the time they tell you what heading to turn to, and if critical, which way to turn Imagine the CF it would be if every single turn command was in incremental ...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

SNA doesn't have centerline lights either.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?

hitower3 wrote:
N1120A wrote:
What E195 is flying around with 146 passengers?


I took the maximum allowable seat capacity for both aircraft in order to get comparable results.


What E195 carries even 120 seats? There are plenty of ATRs with the max

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?

What E195 is flying around with 146 passengers?

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2074

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

Why wouldn't they have wing anti-ice. They both have ridiculously big wings and the designs are not susceptible to ice build up. To be fair, the A-10 wing wasn’t ridiculously big (fat, maybe); no anti-icing wings or engines and we’d fly around in the Northeast winters, ice building on the pylons, t...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2074

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

None of the Airbusses have tailplane anti-ice. All have wing and nacelle anti-ice. As on the 777, the A380 wasn't supposed to have wing anti-ice. But iirc the authorities insisted on it and there is anti-ice between the engines on the leading edge. Why wouldn't they have wing anti-ice. They both ha...

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2074

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

Tail stall really isn't an issue with transport category aircraft. While smaller aircraft definitely need tail deice to be FIKI certified, big jets really don't.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2438

Re: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?

At the temperatures you are getting this week, the 77W could take off with somewhere around 670000 pounds. That's probably doable on such a relatively short flight to JED, but why would Saudia do that? Lucknow is likely a rather low yielding destination, perfect for the regional configuration their...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed
Replies: 50
Views: 4879

Re: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed

I'd imagine the more involved systems are getting it in a one way feed from the FMS, or even the transponder itself. I think the IFE gets GPS information only. Some of them are much more involved. As mentioned, they give TAS info. Yes, I believe some airlines even have groundspeed on their IFE, whi...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed
Replies: 50
Views: 4879

Re: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed

I'd imagine the more involved systems are getting it in a one way feed from the FMS, or even the transponder itself.

Starlionblue wrote:
I think the IFE gets GPS information only.



Some of them are much more involved. As mentioned, they give TAS info.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2438

Re: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?

At the temperatures you are getting this week, the 77W could take off with somewhere around 670000 pounds. That's probably doable on such a relatively short flight to JED, but why would Saudia do that? Lucknow is likely a rather low yielding destination, perfect for the regional configuration their ...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Mechanics
Replies: 14
Views: 4031

Re: Question for Mechanics

If she wants to keep wrenching on airplanes, she should use her GI Bill money to get her A&P. Also consider the potential of staying in the GA world as well, as there is a big shortage of folks coming into the A&P and IA ranks and the money is very good.

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3816

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

I think that faster NB speeds will only happen if they're optimized primarily for the longer sectors, which I don't see happening. The vast majority of 737s and A321s do 1-3 hour flights, and then pinch-hit on 5-hour flights a small fraction of the time. The engines and layout are optimized for tho...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3816

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

With NB now regularly flying 5hr + sectors, it will be interesting to see if the next generation of NB will indeed fly similar speeds to WB. Well, they are faster than before. The 737 used to cruise at .74. Now they cruise more like .80. I think that faster NB speeds will only happen if they're opt...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3816

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

T54A wrote:
With NB now regularly flying 5hr + sectors, it will be interesting to see if the next generation of NB will indeed fly similar speeds to WB.


Well, they are faster than before. The 737 used to cruise at .74. Now they cruise more like .80.

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 90
Views: 16743

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

I thought it looked quite good in person when I saw it at CDG recently.

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight
Replies: 44
Views: 10560

Re: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight

Something is wrong with the media reports. Sure, the FO could have been on a rest break, but what about the relief FO who should have been in the right seat? I don't know the Italian rules well, but I cannot believe that any airline would let a working pilot do a "controlled rest" in the ...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3816

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

ETOPS started being "a thing" many years prior to the A330. The A300 started using 90 minute ETOPS in 1976. 120 minute ETOPS came along in 1985, and 180 minutes in 1988, well before A330 EIS. The A340 was the long haul version with significantly higher MTOW than the A330, and four engines...

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