My point was, that although what they have said may turn out to be accurate, it can surely be no more than a guess given the amount of time betwewn the event and the statement.
I wonder if we'll ever know the real facts.
I'm very impressed by the union!
Within one day of the faliure they have-traced the problem, investigated the cause and apportioned blame to the culprits.
Perhaps BA should have asked them to repair it!
qf002 wrote: One-stop services didn't start until the 744 came along. I believe the first proper direct service (ie same plane all the way through) was launched by QF in the late-1940s and spanned four days with overnight stops along the way. Stops in Darwin, Singapore, Calcutta, Karachi, Cairo and ...Jump to post
How about the TUb144 ? never had an accident in passenger service, although it only made 100 or so passenger flights.
Two prototypes crashed with fatalities.
I agree that it can't be one sided if there is an open skies policy.
It's up to the airlines how much capacity they put on.
I wasn't sure as I seem to remember a fair amount of publicity when the open skies agreement with the US was announced. Has this policy been in place for long?
They were operated across the Atlantic for a short while. In the early 90s Irish charter airline Translift (later Transaer) had a scheduled service from <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - Califor...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tristarsteve" class="quote" target="_blank">Tristarsteve</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Not sur...Jump to post
Does anyone know if they aircraft would have needed an air-test after this D-Check?
There was no mention of it.
I am sure someone better qualified than me will answer this. Many of the original crews, I believe, came from other types in the 70s -VC10 707 etc. As Captains retired they were replaced by other captains also converting. A Concorde command was the peak of the airlines seniority. The firsrt officers...Jump to post
Does this mean that it is now possible to go around the world on the A380? <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> (SQ) <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore"...Jump to post
Personally I don't think famlies should be given preferential treatment. If you want to sit together check-in early! When travel with Mrs XXXX10 and XXXX10 junior I have always made sure we have enough food, milk medicine and nappis even allowing for a long delay. At some point people need to take r...Jump to post
I live in <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> london, beause of traffic congestion on London's orbital motorway there is not a huge difference in the driving time between <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> (75 mins) and <acronym title="Bir...Jump to post
Does anyone know if they would have positioned the bird in directly from <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> or would they have stopped in <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>? I presume it wo...Jump to post
Looks like I missed a couple of 744 incidents, my point is that it is still a safe design, accidents from on-board fires can happen in any type.
I am sure that all modern types are just as safe as far as design and construction are concerned.
There is no secret, modern aircraft are very reliable and statiscally long haul aircraft are always safer. Another factor is that the 777 has been operated by main-line carriers. The 747-400 has only had two hull losses AFAIK one in HGK when one failed to stop and went off of the end of the runway (...Jump to post
Similar problem ocured on a BA777 in 2004 discovered after take-off
An. Educated guess for minimum times 747 90 mins 757 45 mins 767 60 mins 777 60 mins A330 60 mins A340 60 mins A380 120 mins. - I know you didn't ask for this MD11 60 mins Although I believe that these are all achievable most airlines would schedule much longer between ling haul flightsJump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>I had a similar conversation with the ...Jump to post
I was there, although it was 17 years ago I am sure the wind wasn't that strong perhaps 15-20 knots. The video looks real enough to me, seems how I remember it. At the next Farnbrough airshow, I was lucky enough to be invited as a guest of Airbus, they did the same demo with an A 340 (iirc) the pilo...Jump to post
All PA aircraft were called clippers, if you have the registration of the planes that you flew on then, if you put it into google you will probably find the name.
If not it could be any PA aircraft. AFAIK, there were not any specific aircraft allocated to that route.
Does anyone know if engines on modern airliners are tested to see how they perform over their time?
If the performance of an engine is critical and tested with new engines, how do we know that the same engine will give the same performance after say 50,000 hours?
If <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> -<acronym title="Havana - Jose Marti International (HAV / MUHA), Cuba">HAV</acronym> is only a 30 minute flight, wouldn't an airline like <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> reconfigure their aircra...Jump to post
IMHO the problem is that we do not have the technology to build a viable SST. I am sure all major longhaul airlines would buy an SST that could offer: 8,000 nm range 250 seats in 3 classes Specific fuel economy, crew, maintanence and unit prices comparable to todays wide-bodies. There is no way such...Jump to post
I believe that the A380 can hold up to 38 LD3 containers, not sure if someone here can tell us how many bags per container. I suppose the number of bags depends on the number of passengers, 850 on a long haul flight is going to create a mountain of luggage, again does anyone know how many bags per p...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bhill" class="quote" target="_blank">bhill</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> would guess that it would be the compass?</i></...Jump to post
Well at a guess it could be the 797 or the A360, although who knows what these aircraft would be like. Currently the problem would be that the 777-300 represents the largest number of passengers you could get on a single deck. A longer planse would not fit into a normal parking stand. IMHO to make a...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlymSpotter" class="quote" target="_blank">PlymSpotter</a> (<a href="#78" class="quote">Reply 78</a>):<br/><i>That's two flights not one though ...Jump to post
Longest <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> 747 11,405 Miles 23 hr 20 I presume that no-one can beat this Shortest <acronym title=...Jump to post
Not an expert here but AFAIK the airline is not responsible for your consequential loss. If they were then as soon as someone missed a meeting/interview/wedding/concert etc the airline would be sued. Under EU rules they would have to compensate you (at pre-determined rates) but not if the delay was ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CosmicCruiser" class="quote" target="_blank">CosmicCruiser</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>s a rule but not necessarily e...Jump to post
Seem to remember the requirement for baggage reconciliation pre-dates PA 103 not sure about the AI bombing.
I remember that investigation into PA103 tried to establish why this breach of regulations occurred. I think that security at FRA were critizised for this.
A friend of mine flew LHR -JNB must have been the 90's he told me that he was invited to the cockpit and while there they saw the company traffic (SAA) going the other way. Apparently the pilot cycled the landing lights in recognition at his opposite number. If this is true it proves it can happen.Jump to post
A few problems 1) What if the telemetry fails? 2) What happens with erroneous warnings? 3) What about orher faults that the crew smell/hear/feel, that do not show up as warnings? 4)How do you transmit to all towers/atc centre/othe aircraft in real time? 5) What happens ig there is a fault in the con...Jump to post
I think there was talk that if the A380 -900 is built that there would then be a long range version of the A380 -800 with the engines landing etc of the heavier a/c. On the other hand the standrd version of the A380 has a range of 8,000 nm whih makes it quite a long range aircraft in itself. Can't i...Jump to post
With all that is happening in northern Europe I wondered about the airline's fuel charges. If an airline forward buys it's fuel on a contract, do they have to pay a fixed amount for a fixed amount of fuel even if they don't use it? if so then many airlines will be paying for fuel even though their a...Jump to post
Not an expert but I believe the aircraft goes through a thorough test, emergency equipment like the RAT, is tested, engines are shut down and re-started, tests also include fuel dumping, (if fitted) as well as the stall warning and passenger oxygen mask deployment. A further test by the customer air...Jump to post
Does anyone kn ow what <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are planning to do during the strike? Are they planning to park aicraft up at the various out-stations or return them to the UK without passengers? I realise that this is a sensitive time for those directy involved and hope that th...Jump to post
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I have the BAE 146 brochure, it claims that because of the short sector length the M 0.70 had little effect on flight times and I presume it allows them to design a wing for very slow take-offs and landings.
I thought that the 747-400 was the fastest pax a/c and could cruise at M0.88
I understand that all new aircraft from any production line go through flight testing, by the manufacturers, before being handed over to the customers. I just wondered whether new A380s are tested when they fist fly from <acronym title="Toulouse - Blagnac (TLS / LFBO), France">TLS</acronym> or after...Jump to post