All the shiny metal behind there is the thrust reverser translating cowl which slides rearwards. The nose cowl and side cowl are removed when the engine is changed, and usually stay with the aircraft. The thrust reverser is part of the engine on the RB211 (quite unusual) and was never painted as it...Jump to post
bigb wrote:. I am not sure if the 757 has flap load relief. I know the 747 does and it reaches 167kts, it auto retracts to Flaps 25.
I would not read anything into the A321. Likely just want to get STC approval, same they did for the 747 which FedEx does not operate either. From what I understand, once FedEx is the STC holder of this system they will get paid each time this system is installed on a A321 installed by an airline o...Jump to post
Woodreau wrote:The fuel flow at takeoff is already “insanely” high compared to normal cruise fuel flow.
But it’s unlikely you’re going to notice it at v1-10.
The one thing I remember that was different from most other L1011 operators was the fact that TWA had a full galley between doors 3L and 3R. Eastern and Delta had only coat closets in that location. That’s the galley where a coffeemaker caught fire and burned up an airplane in BOS. Sometime in the ...Jump to post
Actually that reminds me, it's hard to see in the BA blue belly livery, but weren't all the BA TriStars delievered with the large forward cargo door? It appears so. I have also wondered if the larger L4/R4 doors meant that you automatically got three forward toilets. Court Line had them and the bro...Jump to post
...which is quite surprising, given that CX opted from the onset for a fairly dense configuration, with 10-across in Y... You would have thought that the large doors at 4L/R would have come in handy.... CX only ordered a couple of -100s directly from the factory. Eastern, Court Line and Air Canada ...Jump to post
The angle of #2 engine helped save Delta flight 1080 in 1977:
I would think some type of cleaner/wax that was used to clean the pylon.Jump to post
At least LTU operated the lounges for a while. I've seen a picture of holidaymakers partying in the underfloor lounge in a book about LTU. I don’t think any of the ex-PSA planes had the lounges converted to cargo. Similar to what BA did when they removed the underfloor galleys, the lounge would hav...Jump to post
I met a retired BA Tristar captain a few years ago who told me they had to get their UK licenses endorsed by the FAA to fly 323....so there was a sub-fleet pilot pool just for this aircraft. Probably a pilot pool for the vertical tape engine instruments and other differences as well. I know both De...Jump to post
Skipness mentioned that the CAA did not like the smaller aft doors of the TriStar. Maybe it could not be G- registered?Jump to post
I did, and am clearly being stupid. So, how did they upgrade the MTOW to the -50? What physical mods were done? No factory built -50s were delivered. It also says the -100s had a central tank to increase fuel capacity and in the very next line that first -100 deliveries to Saudia had the same fuel ...Jump to post
BA converted many of their Tristar 200 to remove the lower galley and extend the fwd freight hold in its place. The main deck galleys were made larger by removing the lifts. They must have made more money from freight than Y pax. Was this the Tristar 200F?? Was that galley not optional to airlines ...Jump to post
What a stunning, colourful interior was!! To this day I still think that there's no other wide-body aircraft (save perhaps the A380 and the 747) that exudes that SPACIOUS wide-body feel, like the TriStar does, especially without the central bins...those ceilings were SO damn HIGH!!!! On a separate ...Jump to post
http://www.britishairways.com/cms/global/assets/images/history_and_heritage/70s_fullsize/1970_79_15.jpg From: http://www.britishairways.com/cms/global/assets/images/history_and_heritage/70s_fullsize/1970_79_15.jpg Did the TriStar 200 have the centreline overheads installed or did they delete them l...Jump to post
Does anyone know how the galleys were added to the main deck after the lower galley was removed on the long body planes? Were the retractable coat closets removed and galleys put in their place at doors 2&3?Jump to post
I find that it is hard to determine the size of a 707 unless shot from above or below. People compare it to a 739 just because the fuselage length is similar. These photos show a nice comparison of the two aircraft. 4495861,6457851 The square footage of the 707 Intercontinental wing is larger than t...Jump to post
Could you hypothetically re-use a registration of a plane that crashed? Say someone wanted to use N93119, would they hypothetically be able to do so? Yes, someone is holding on to that registration (along with 739PA, 334AA ). Leave off the “N” when you search. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir...Jump to post
Did other all cargo flights on passenger aircraft have flight attendants on board for fire watch? I know my airline did.Jump to post
I was a little concerned when they were using the beverage cart to block her, the coffee pot was located right where her right hand was. Oddly enough, the dispute did not start over masking according to the NYP. http://nypost.com/2021/12/27/karen-patricia-cornwall-slapped-delta-passenger-ided-as-for...Jump to post
N328KF wrote:There are over 200 C-17s in service with essentially the same type of engine, albeit double the quantity. The PW2000 supply chain will be robust for a while.
See page 22 https://downloads.regulations.gov/FAA-2019-0525-0011/attachment_1.pdf After reading this document it seems that the B757 is a tough old bird! I wonder if any of the UPS fleet is getting close to the thresholds called out in this document? N402UP was delivered Sep. 1987 and had 34754 hou...Jump to post
Lukas757 wrote:nadimaj wrote:
Can someone explain why the bulk cargo capacity is larger on the -200 compared to the -400?
Since this was a leak test and not an operational or functional check, it is possible that the paperwork was not looking for accuracy of airspeed data but just integrity of the pitot static plumbing. I agree with other posters that this data could have been blanked by the modules in the e&e bay....Jump to post
It’s within a 2hr flight of 80% of the population of the largest commercial aviation market in the world and has a captive catchment area of ~7 million to base a hub off of. It’s not too hard to believe at all if you think about it. Plus no secondary airport and 250 miles, 4+ hour drive to a compet...Jump to post
DC-9-14: Eastern DC-9-15: TWA DC-9-31: Ozark, Eastern, TWA, New York Air, Allegheny, Republic DC-9-32: Northwest, TWA, Eastern, Continental, Ozark, Delta, Valujet DC-9-33F: TWA DC-9-34: TWA DC-9-41: TWA DC-9-51: Delta MD-81: Austrian MD-82: American, TWA, Continental, Alitalia, Austrian MD-83: Ameri...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:I'll probably get some flak for this but I think Air China's is underrated.
In 1990 for some reason they received two more A310s (N823/824PA), but two more (825/826) never got delivered (does anyone know where these airplanes went?). Both went to Ecuatoriana. It looks like the Pan Am configuration was kept according to the window plugs. 2337467,2705628 Apparently, they nev...Jump to post
DLHAM wrote:In 1990 for some reason they received two more A310s (N823/824PA), but two more (825/826) never got delivered (does anyone know where these airplanes went?).
Welcome TW11 to a.net! Nice, detailed memories from a long time ago. TWA used to do some funky numbering of the seats on their widebodies, so your seat 16C was actually 16-3 and 34D was 34-4. Here is a good walkthrough of a TWA L-1011 before being scrapped. It might bring back some memories, it sure...Jump to post
American -123s and United -122s both had dual lower lobe galleys. Qantas’ -238 had a single lower lobe galley.
This video shows the loading of galley modules onboard an AA 747.