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by XXXX10
Sat May 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?

The fee’s are not just related to cost. They charge what the market will pay. Airports like LHR attract the premium passengers and routes, their owners refelect that in the charges

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by XXXX10
Tue May 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17415

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India

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.

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by XXXX10
Tue May 30, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17415

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India

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!

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by XXXX10
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Were First Kangaroo LHR-SYD Routes?
Replies: 36
Views: 5484

Re: When Were First Kangaroo LHR-SYD Routes?

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 ...

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by XXXX10
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?
Replies: 74
Views: 12190

Re: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?

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.

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by XXXX10
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK-UAE Traffic rights
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

Re: UK-UAE Traffic rights

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?

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by XXXX10
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK-UAE Traffic rights
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

UK-UAE Traffic rights

Does any one know:


Are there any restrictions for UK airlines wishing to operate new routes between the UK and the UAE?

Is there some sort of open skies type agreement or does each airline need to apply for approval.

Looks a bit one- sided at the moment.

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by XXXX10
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loudest Reverse-thrust On Landing
Replies: 25
Views: 11830

RE: Loudest Reverse-thrust On Landing

Concorde must have had some of the noisiest thrust reversers.

Not sure if the Tu-144 was fitted with t/r -I believe it used a parachute.

Big fan engines will always be quieter.

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by XXXX10
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest DC-8-70 Series Routes
Replies: 21
Views: 7374

RE: Longest DC-8-70 Series Routes

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...

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by XXXX10
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did EI Purchase The 747?
Replies: 96
Views: 25070

RE: Why Did EI Purchase The 747?

The 747s wold often be used to LHR, normallly if there where Irish fans travelling over for a rugby match or at Christmas,
IIRC this was the case until the late 80s

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by XXXX10
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reverser Deployment Before Touchdown
Replies: 29
Views: 9870

RE: Thrust Reverser Deployment Before Touchdown

<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...

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by XXXX10
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stripping Down A 747 - BBC2 20.00 Sunday 15th July
Replies: 46
Views: 10372

RE: Stripping Down A 747 - BBC2 20.00 Sunday 15th July

Does anyone know if they aircraft would have needed an air-test after this D-Check?
There was no mention of it.

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by XXXX10
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA Concorde/pilots & Cabin Crew History Question.
Replies: 9
Views: 10101

RE: BA Concorde/pilots & Cabin Crew History Question.

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...

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by XXXX10
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Bringing A380 To LAX In Summer 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 9471

RE: AF Bringing A380 To LAX In Summer 2012

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"...

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by XXXX10
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More Reason Not To Fly - Children
Replies: 159
Views: 19896

RE: One More Reason Not To Fly - Children

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...

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by XXXX10
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX Birmingham Runway Extension
Replies: 16
Views: 4656

RE: BHX Birmingham Runway Extension

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...

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by XXXX10
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chartered Flight For Giant Pandas To EDI
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

RE: Chartered Flight For Giant Pandas To EDI

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...

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by XXXX10
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What The Secret To The Boeing 777 Safety Record?
Replies: 53
Views: 24107

RE: What The Secret To The Boeing 777 Safety Record?

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.

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by XXXX10
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What The Secret To The Boeing 777 Safety Record?
Replies: 53
Views: 24107

What The Secret To The Boeing 777 Safety Record?

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 (...

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by XXXX10
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Poor?) Maintenance Of AF A340?
Replies: 24
Views: 18239

RE: (Poor?) Maintenance Of AF A340?

Similar problem ocured on a BA777 in 2004 discovered after take-off

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/sites/aaib/pu...s/formal_reports/2_2007_g_ymme.cfm

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by XXXX10
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trn Around Times
Replies: 1
Views: 2353

RE: Trn Around Times

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 flights

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by XXXX10
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: A330 Almost Hovering Midair!
Replies: 71
Views: 31724

RE: Video: A330 Almost Hovering Midair!

<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 ...

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by XXXX10
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: A330 Almost Hovering Midair!
Replies: 71
Views: 31724

RE: Video: A330 Almost Hovering Midair!

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...

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by XXXX10
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am: London-New York In 88/90
Replies: 4
Views: 10398

RE: Pan Am: London-New York In 88/90

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.

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by XXXX10
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Takeoff Vs Rolling Takeoff
Replies: 21
Views: 24867

RE: Static Takeoff Vs Rolling Takeoff

Are there any situations where you would apply full take-off power before releasing the breaks?
If so I would imagine the Airbus departures from LCY would be a possible.

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by XXXX10
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Performance-degarding Over Time
Replies: 7
Views: 7321

Engine Performance-degarding Over Time

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?

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by XXXX10
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Travel Between USA and Cuba Post-Embargo?
Replies: 130
Views: 11567

RE: Air Travel Between USA And Cuba Post-Embargo?

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...

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by XXXX10
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will We See A Plane Like Concorde Again?
Replies: 82
Views: 19969

RE: When Will We See A Plane Like Concorde Again?

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...

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by XXXX10
Mon May 02, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Bag And Cargo Numbers.
Replies: 1
Views: 5975

RE: A380 Bag And Cargo Numbers.

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...

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by XXXX10
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oldest Piece Of Engineering Still Being Made?
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

RE: Oldest Piece Of Engineering Still Being Made?

<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></...

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by XXXX10
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Into A War Zone : How It Works?
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

RE: Flying Into A War Zone : How It Works?

Slightly off topic but the article is IMHO b/s.

It is the passenger who should check if the destination is safe not the airline.

People should take more responsibility for their own safety it is becoming a nanny state.

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by XXXX10
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Twin That Will Replace Ageing A380s?
Replies: 4
Views: 3304

RE: The Twin That Will Replace Ageing A380s?

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...

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by XXXX10
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest And Shortest Flight That You Took
Replies: 101
Views: 10687

RE: Longest And Shortest Flight That You Took

<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 ...

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by XXXX10
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest And Shortest Flight That You Took
Replies: 101
Views: 10687

RE: Longest And Shortest Flight That You Took

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=...

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by XXXX10
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Messed Up, Can I Get My Expenses Refunded?
Replies: 10
Views: 5533

RE: Airline Messed Up, Can I Get My Expenses Refun

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 ...

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by XXXX10
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Route Overnight Flight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4263

RE: Opposite Route Overnight Flight Question

<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...

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by XXXX10
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regulations Re: Matching Bags And Pax Manifests?
Replies: 10
Views: 6108

RE: Regulations Re: Matching Bags And Pax Manifests?

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.

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by XXXX10
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Route Overnight Flight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4263

RE: Opposite Route Overnight Flight Question

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.

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by XXXX10
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remotely Piloting Civil Airliners
Replies: 34
Views: 4024

RE: Remotely Piloting Civil Airliners

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...

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by XXXX10
Tue May 04, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will There Ever Be An ER A380
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

RE: Will There Ever Be An ER A380

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...

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by XXXX10
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forward Buying Fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Forward Buying Fuel

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...

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by XXXX10
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Status On 380 Wake Clearance?
Replies: 7
Views: 3593

RE: Status On 380 Wake Clearance?

Not sure if it would be possible to sequence in a couple of departures after an A380 arrival, that would keep the flow going.

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by XXXX10
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eurostar Hell! 4 Trains Break Down
Replies: 19
Views: 2655

RE: Eurostar Hell! 4 Trains Break Down

I beleive there are now reports of a 5th train breaking down, all services are cancelled for tomorrow 20/12

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by XXXX10
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Newly-Built Aircraft's First Flight
Replies: 14
Views: 4210

RE: A Newly-Built Aircraft's First Flight

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...

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by XXXX10
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA Ops During The Strike
Replies: 1
Views: 2674

BA Ops During The Strike

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...

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by XXXX10
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest International Flight
Replies: 57
Views: 7828

RE: Your Shortest International Flight

SEN--OST 97 miles in a Carvair, many years ago

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by XXXX10
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Come Across Any Emergency?
Replies: 29
Views: 5285

RE: Have You Come Across Any Emergency?

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by XXXX10
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Come Across Any Emergency?
Replies: 29
Views: 5285

RE: Have You Come Across Any Emergency?

Had an engine surge on climb-out once. It was pretty scary for a while with smoke filling the cabin.

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by XXXX10
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recap About Airliners Cruising Speed
Replies: 24
Views: 8068

RE: Recap About Airliners Cruising Speed

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

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by XXXX10
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Testing Of New Airframes
Replies: 1
Views: 3694

A380 Testing Of New Airframes

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...

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