Search found 980 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 20
by 77west
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 28243

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

For me it's a combination of physical comfort but also peace of mind (long overwater trip on an aging aircraft. ZK-KRA: 34 years old ZK-CIY: 33 years old ZK-CIZ: 24 years old I wasn't really expressing support or opposition to the use of the SF340 on AKL-NLK, more noting the carrier's move (and the...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 28243

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

How does FedEx ship from Australia to NZ? I don't see any flights on their own metal so I assume they buy capacity on NZ/QF or the DHL bird. Haven’t they been using a toll 737? Or was that DHL? Who is using the Olympus 757? I can’t remember. Basically any trans-Tasman AWK flight number is FX. This ...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 28243

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

How does FedEx ship from Australia to NZ? I don't see any flights on their own metal so I assume they buy capacity on NZ/QF or the DHL bird.

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKtPlj93 ... sGuy%7CTPG
-->

Does the A350 not have a takeoff safety system that can intervene if it thinks the runway length remaining and rate of acceleration would lead to safety issues?

Here's a video where it miscalculated apparently

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKtPlj93 ... sGuy%7CTPG

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 737 Classic Built 21 years ago.
Replies: 39
Views: 5345

Re: Last 737 Classic Built 21 years ago.

I've flown on the last 737-300 off the line a few times, both with Air New Zealand and in 2019 with Air Nauru. Great condition with the window serial numbers still referring to 1998

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do passenger windows get so scratched up?
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: How do passenger windows get so scratched up?

In 2019 I flew on the last 737-300 off the line and the windows in the first few rows all seemed to have the 1998 date stamped on them from when the plane was built. They had a few scratches but didnt seem too bad considering.

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft thrust
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Aircraft thrust

It can also vary depending on what model engine is fitted and what rating plug the operator is using. Such as some of SQ 777-200 where they operated them at lower weights/thrust but a new operator may activate and use the full capabilities.

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Semi unducted fan.
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: Semi unducted fan.

Would having the gearbox right in the hottest area of the core not be problematic?

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does 787(and maybe A350) landing gear looks titled down instead of up during departure?
Replies: 28
Views: 4150

Re: Why does 787(and maybe A350) landing gear looks titled down instead of up during departure?

I think its just how it was designed in order to fit. I have heard the arrangement on the A330 / 777 etc makes for a smoother landing but not sure if thats anecdotal

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367799

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Could you tell me what the difference is between the A and C door types? Thanks. From the FAA FARs: Type A: This type is a floor-level exit with a rectangular opening of not less than 42 inches wide by 72 inches high, with corner radii not greater than seven inches. Type C: This type is a floor-lev...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367799

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Is Emirates getting both the 5-door version and the 4-door version? The only public statement I have heard was that the two-class model was expected to seat 440, which would only need four pairs of Type A doors. The earlier frames with the Type C door pair might be plugged prior to delivery. Makes ...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367799

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitle ... /6197973/L

Seems to be the 4-door where some of the earlier frames for them are 5-door.
-->

Is Emirates getting both the 5-door version and the 4-door version? It appears the frame in this picture https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitle ... /6197973/L

Seems to be the 4-door where some of the earlier frames for them are 5-door.

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Long Range Playbook
Replies: 40
Views: 5092

Re: The Long Range Playbook

Different thrust ratings for different dash numbers of the same parent core is jet engine 101. The -94B vs -115B follow suit. The Cal 777-200s were bumped from 90000; not sure what the current PIP ratings are for the -94B. Specific values are negotiated on a per customer basis. The 90-94B and -115B...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Long Range Playbook
Replies: 40
Views: 5092

Re: The Long Range Playbook

Thrust ratings typically correlate with MGTOWs. Heavier MGTOW, more thrust capability. That effectively keeps the thrust to weight ratio constant over the sub variant range of weights, thought most operators tend to select heavier variants as they are developed. The GE90s on the original Continenta...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Long Range Playbook
Replies: 40
Views: 5092

Re: The Long Range Playbook

Thrust ratings typically correlate with MGTOWs. Heavier MGTOW, more thrust capability. That effectively keeps the thrust to weight ratio constant over the sub variant range of weights, thought most operators tend to select heavier variants as they are developed. The GE90s on the original Continenta...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multiple external power switches
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Multiple external power switches

Here's an example with both sockets in use. This seems to be at an airshow so these are some sort of mobile power units. At most big airports, ground power is a fixed installation at each gate. https://www.airline-suppliers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Smart-Airport-Systems-section-3.jpg I'm surp...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

This has come up before; I believe the options with 2 doors forward of the wing are not available on the NEO.

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

I see AirNZ are going to send their B777 fleet to Alice Springs for deep storage. Anyone know if that includes all the 777W fleet as they have done a fair amount of flying still with cargo etc. The news articles seem to heavily mention the -200ER specifically. It makes sense; the -200ER are much to...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8276

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

Would it not make sense at this point to either: Base the 77X-F off the 779 fuselage and call it done; or; base the 77X-F on the -300ER fuselage to avoid a bespoke fuselage between the -300 and the -9, if no passenger -8 will be built. If they shortend the current -8 by a few rows they are pretty mu...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri May 29, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28461

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

772s might be a good replacement for RNZAF 75s? Huge increase in range/payload from current aircraft if that ever happened. There's 4 sitting on the Antarctic apron in Chch... May be a bit too big. A 767 may have made some sense, but the 772 won't fit into many of the smaller airports the 757s have...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu May 14, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367799

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

L/N 1633 C/N XXXXX B777-9 JA072A ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (WH???) has also been identified at the Everett Flight Line (look for the effectivity code, painted at the the nose door) See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of May 12th : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/05/paine-field-may-12.html Detailed picture : h...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun May 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4749

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

South African Airways had A320's in the 90s, then retired them and ordered a bunch of B738, then ordered A320 again in the mid 2000's to replace the B738

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed May 06, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?

12t seems excessive, I would think maybe 1-2t max.

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200/300 with GE engines...Why the lower fuel capacity?
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

Re: 747-200/300 with GE engines...Why the lower fuel capacity?

I think slightly different plumbing also affects this figure.

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39978

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Anyone know why NZ7571 (B757, military) is flying at only 5000ft across north island?

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 4093

Re: 747-300 GE Engines

Slightly off topic, the -400 wing leading edge was also installed on some of the late-build -300. Made then look very similar to a -400D

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Galley / Lavatory Pitch Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: Galley / Lavatory Pitch Problems

It really is quite variable, depending on what manufacturer the airline chooses. I am not sure the numbers are easily publicly available either...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

In the Airport History facebook page there is a picture of the TWA terminal at JFK. One of the 747's had jetways attached to the R1 and R2 doors and a third jetway that was stretched out next to the L1 door but not attached. It is possible to use 3 jetways on a 747 but I don't know if it was ever d...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

I only recall one example of a 748 using the upper deck jetway - a poster here said they did for testing at ORD. I’d love to find out if that really happened or see photos. I didn't think it was approved by Boeing as the slide pack would need to be disconnected and moved, also, the angle of the roo...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F Max range
Replies: 14
Views: 2392

Re: 747-800F Max range.

So I'm trying to find out what the max range of 800F is when doing a ferry flight and carrying very little cargo and good weather. On wikipedia it shows the max range as 4300nm but I think that's with max payload weight. I don't need an exact number but just want to know how far should be able to f...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 26227

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

With there already 7x A321NEOs in the works for domestic coming over the next few years. How about an bit of an domestic shake up for the q300 replacement. Could see something like: 7x additional 72-600 14x a220-300s (7x replacement for Q300s, 7x from 2025 for the remaining A320CEOs). Effectively u...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30531

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Unbelievable news Remarkable An Airbus A319 landing in Hamiltion, right now VH-VHD Arriving from Aussie Usually they arrive in auckland, so it's new that it's going to hamilton. EDIT: It's for the eruption. Its not that unbelievable; remember HLZ used to have international A320 / B738 ops to Austra...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30531

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

White Island has erupted, wonder what aviation impact it might have, probably not much though.

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 36097

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

True, but I was thinking of the RB-211 models. Gemuser The Trent 900 is a RB211. The correct derivative operated by QF is RB211 TRENT 972-84. All right, since when? It certainly was not in the begining, in fact I have NEVER seen/heard the name "Trent" applied to the RB-211 on the B747. Th...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10
Replies: 35
Views: 7631

Re: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10

NZ decided to plug 2L/R which allowed them to seat 220 in there A321NEO’s. Effectively removing an set of over wing exits, and leaving the aft wing doors allow an decent seating increase. 2L\R is not plugged; its not there at all. The fuselage is built without a cutout where the old A321 door 2 wou...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10
Replies: 35
Views: 7631

Re: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10

On all of these models, there is a second door or hatch aft of the wings but before the rear galley that can be deactivated. Deactivating that exit means a maximum exit door limit of 189 on Boeing models and 195 on the A321neo. My question is: if that exit is deactivated, and/or if one of the overw...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7509

Re: Cost of “fuel tankering”?

I believe on regional flying here in NZ, they fill the ATR's up fully and then do a few flights before refuelling; also into airports like ZQN (Queenstown) with high fuel costs they tanker fuel in the A320's as well. They wouldnt do it if it wasnt economic sense to do so.

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 381210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Question, it seems no airline has yet chosen the 8-door option, all built frames have the 8+2 auxiliary emergency exits in the rear. I would think certainly in LH case, their cabin density would not warrant the extra doors? Or is it to give them more flexibility down the line?

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 79773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

What a silly thing to say. It’s not “their problem”. It comes down to the commercial considerations of NZ given the relative strength at the negotiating table. NZ doesn’t really care if they get a few more connecting pax and as I said they probably don’t want them if they are going to NF so they wi...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 79773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Returned from VLI today on the last 737-300 built, ex NZ, now reg VH-XNU on lease from Nauru Airline. With Air Vanuatus upcoming A220s, will we see more frequencies into AKL, and on that note, whats the status of NZ's return to VLI? Air Van's service was great given what they are working with on the...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-MAX9 Door Plug Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Re: 737-MAX9 Door Plug Questions

Hello All: As we all know the 737-900ER/ 737-9MAX has the option for the extra door or door plug with larger window. If an airline does not need that additional exit, why does it have a door plug instead of just the regular window layout (what the 737-900has). Also, is it possible to remove the win...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu May 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 381210

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I believe they continue to run the fatigue tests until well after EIS...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 34669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Auckland Seaplanes DHC-2 Beaver ZK-WKA has flipped on landing in the Auckland Harbour. Pilot escaped ok, but the Beaver has sunk. This was the amphibian (-AMA is straight floats). Oddly, it looks like the wheels were down. https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110956138/emergency-services-respond-to-repor...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 767-300ER Max landing Weight
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Boeing 767-300ER Max landing Weight

I believe the 420K weight is the maximum Boeing ever offered on the 763, but your specific frames were not purchased / upgraded to this weight variant. Your company may have them in their docs in case they ended up with a 420K version at some point, or just to cover all possible 763 frames. EDIT: So...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?
Replies: 31
Views: 7586

Re: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?

Interesting. Learning something new every day. So with all that said, I'm guessing it's safe to say that 1) no 787 has ever been lengthened or shortened after the airframe had been built and 2) such an exercise would be impractical and more complicated than just simply slotting in an extension. Rig...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38904

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

On the subject of the Q300 - any further thoughts on what will replace them? I note the oldest is 13yr and the newest will be 10yr this year. ATR42? or just upsize to the ATR72 across the fleet? There are only 18 more seats in the ATR72 vs the current Q300 so not that big a jump.

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 28283

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

People keep talking about the 778 but much like the 772LR vs 3ER I don't foresee the 8 being a very popular model outside EK et al. If you are considering the 8 you may as well go 9 and be done with it. Unless they want to do AKL-NYC direct or something like that...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 43566

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Question about Vanuatu - does NZ plan to return at any stage? I am planning to go in Oct 2019 and would have preferred to fly with NZ. Surely the runway at Port Vila is fixed up by now?

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 20

Go to advanced search