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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
CosmicCruiser wrote:checkout flying out of Luxembourg
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Pretty sure all of the 787 questions with 5G have been resolved.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 is flying around with 146 passengers?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post