Hello! Just got the information that my colleauge won't fly GEXX/DBA Moscow to Munich today as the aircraft has a technical problem. The aircraft is a Fokker 100 (ex USAIR I guess!?), it is not sure whether the flight can depart tomorrow! Does someone know more about the technical malfunction? Thank...Jump to post
When I flew to <acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH), Germany">HAM</acronym> last Friday I saw an N-registered Boeing 777 (guess it was a 200 version) in an all white colour scheme with a boring blue stripe. They towed the plane from Lufthansa Technic to the edge of RWY 23 where they ...Jump to post
In one of the latest issues of "Flight International" I read about severe roll oscillations with the Boeing 757. Also the FAA is concerned about this matter. This means: rudder input can result in a movement in the opposite direction. My questions are: - How can this happen and why was it detected s...Jump to post
Hello! Shortly I read an article in FLIGHT INTERNATIOANL that P&W is studying the feasibilty of using the JT8-D for the SST from Aerion. Only some minor changes should be needed. How could this work, why this engine??? Is it capable of delivering enough thrust??? Thanks for your replies VASIJump to post
Today we had thunderstorm after thunderstorm in <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>, the first one coming over the city centre at around 11:30 am. Left our warehouse at around 30 min. before the crash and yes the thundersto...Jump to post
Very nice trip report. I flew the <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> several times with the Swissair/Swiss <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 which I prefer over the A340. I remember one trip to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita Inte...Jump to post
Thanks for the replies so far. Somme comments to the interior: The seats were quite new, the erst wasn't, including dirty overhead bins and the panels where the oxy masks, light, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> are situated. That must be original <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA<...Jump to post
Yesterday I flew <acronym title="Florence - Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci) (FLR / LIRQ), Italy">FLR</acronym> to <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> with the dba/gexx Fokker 100. Does someone ...Jump to post
I was wondering of what happened to the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's which were involved in the flight test programme. As I know 2-3 aircraft were used for that. Were they delivered to airlines with a discount? I know that one of them was used for the NASA propulsion control pro...Jump to post
OK thanks very much so far.
Why do they use this as a system to avoid confusions? Do you think they had a mix up of flights in ATC in which they followed the orders from another flight?
For example "Lufthansa 9886", mixed up with "Lufthansa 988, 6 miles to go"
MD-11 and the DC-9/MD-80 Series. Love those planes. Also I liked the Concorde very much, when it took off. In the inside it always reminded me of sitting on a volcano, amazing acceleration.
Hello! I was wondering if someone will be on board of the last SWISS <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 flight from Chicago on October 31'st? I will be on holiday in and around Chicago at that time and will take that flight with this wonderful aircraft. Does someone know if there is a s...Jump to post
LX23-To my knowledge that is correct. I read it in a Flight International issue some weeks ago, that they have a kind of partnership with them. Also I heard that Swiss is replacing the A340/A330 service with a <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB) (closed), Germany">BBJ</acronym> 737 in the near futu...Jump to post
On my recent trip to the US I flew on the A330-200 on both legs. Wednesday July 14'th to Newark and back on August 7'th (Saturday) to Zurich. Both flights were ok, but I would have prefered the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 by far, which in my eyes was more quite in the cabin. Anyw...Jump to post
Hello! During my business trip here in New York I also have to go to Toronto. Went there last Wednesday with Air Canada A 319. Going once more on Thursday this week. In gerenral I fly always Northwest in the US as I am a Douglas fan. Any ideas of how to get there on an MDD aircraft? Your suggestions...Jump to post
Definitely the A340. Flying from Frankfurt to Chicago we reached our cruising altitude shortly before reaching our destination. Just kidding, but the worst slow climber I experienced is by far the A340-300, horrible flying obstacle. Originally it was supposed to be certficated with the more powerful...Jump to post
As I fly from Munich to New York in July (Business) and back I have several opportunities to chose from: - Direct flight with Lufthansa A340-300 (boring!?) - With Air France via Paris B737-500 and Boeing 777-200 - Swiss Embrear 145 and A330-200 (my favourite) - KLM/Northwest via Amsterdam/Minneapoli...Jump to post
When flying in the jumpseat of a 737-400 some years ago, the FO retracted the gear too early and a warning sound came up. The captain did not gave the order "gear up" as well and was therefore quite angry. A positive rate of climb was established however. Does someone know something about this accou...Jump to post
Well from my view as a passenger it is an excellent aircraft. The longest legs I flew regularly on the Swissair/Swiss <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 was that to Narita. In almost every flight we overtook some "flying obstacles" (pilots' original words)A340, B777's and once in a whil...Jump to post
In the past weeks I read a lot about the Fokker 50 LUXAIR in 2003. The reason was the selection of "ground idle". In this case there was also the "FOQA" (Flight Operation Quality Assurance) mentioned, which the "ALPL" refused and still does. My questions therefore are: - Which data does this system ...Jump to post
As I also read in Flight International one of the main reasons for the retirement of the type was the divertion of an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde in February 03 I guess. The aircraft landed in Halifax and came from NY. The reason was a massive loss of fuel close to the engine. ...Jump to post
As the Concorde topic in general has been discussed quite often I have some questions concerning the spare parts situation and a rescue plan which was cancelled some months ago: - What would have been the maximum operational life of the Concorde? - Which spare parts were able to be reproduced withou...Jump to post
I mostly flew <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde service, only one time with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. I have to say that the service was extraordinary on both carriers, both did a great job. I can't agree with Joleb that the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</a...Jump to post
Thanks for the reply SQ325! A bit late reply from my side, just came back from Japan. One more question cocnerning airport safety. Is there any ranking for <acronym title="Florence - Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci) (FLR / LIRQ), Italy">FLR</acronym> in the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acr...Jump to post
In the latest edition of "Flight International" there is an article about Airbus and Boeing which are fighting for an upcoming order of Meridiana which wants to replace their BAE 146-200 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-82/83. Meridiana also operates into Florence (BAE 146) and has a...Jump to post
A short while ago I read an article about the standby <acronym title="Rimini (- Miramare) (RMI / LIPR), Italy">RMI</acronym> on Airbus aircraft. The report stated that these instruments produced by Thales are out of service on these aircraft, except the older A300/310 series. The reason is that they...Jump to post
Swissair had these problem with the <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> engines on their <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's too. As I know this occured shortly after the introduction of the type in the 90's. <acronym title="Precision Air Serv...Jump to post
BELLEROPHON: Thank you for your quick reply! Two more questions: 1. Shortly after departing <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> the f...Jump to post
BELLEROPHON: According to your profile any your staments you belong to the Concorde fleet. As I only flew with the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde's in the past I want to make my dream come true and fly also with the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Concorde, due to th...Jump to post
As I heard from the BAe 146, respective Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> 100 series, this tool is also needed when doing approaches where a certain N1 or EPR must be obtained on final to commence an eventual go around. Otherwise it would not be possible to carry out a go around due...Jump to post
For me it is still an excellent MDD aircraft. Perhaps they also think that the Boeing designation sounds more enthusiastic than McDonnell Douglas.
By the way, Alitalia still has their Super 80 proudly painted on the engine nacelle!!
Keep on flying Douglas Jets!
- On a Narita to Zurich flight I saw Mount Fujiyama and when reaching Zurich in the late afternoon we entered a holding where I saw the glowing Alps in the evening sun. Very impressive, love the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11! - Flying on Concorde I saw the slight rounded shape of t...Jump to post
Well then enjoy your flight. Found a menu list from a Concorde trip in my documents: <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> : Creation de Al...Jump to post
SAAB 2000, as a result of the Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> 85 crash I heard that approaches to RWY 28 should only be allowed under certain revised minimums. Do you know if this already happened? Also I wonder why the politicians are so extremely short sighted regarding this tra...Jump to post