Wow, so it lost auto brake, thrust reverse and spoilers in one go? Wouldn't the T/R be part of FADEC?
Sounds scary as hell Bet the pilots were swinging off the manual brakes
Once (If) deliveries restart, the next problem is that few airlines are in a position to pay for or use said new airplanes. Airlines with the largest MAX orders are probably in the weakest position to finance them in great numbers, at least for the next couple of years. Expect 50% of the built fram...Jump to post
My take on this, I wonder if like others gave mentioned is task saturation. The crew extended the speed brakes and lowered the gear to create drag and get them down in order to achieve their end goal of landing. When the time came to retract the speed brakes they also retracted the gear because thei...Jump to post
I thought AAB said that anything that was already in assembly would be taken?Jump to post
Wow! Pretty certain there is quite a few aircraft already in assembly. Anyone know how many were due from now till 2022? From either OEM As far as I can see, it looks like- Airbus: 50 x A321neo 27 x A350-1000 Boeing: 65 x 777X 23 x 787-9 Interestingly, Boeing only lists QR as having ordered 5 737MA...Jump to post
Wow! Pretty certain there is quite a few aircraft already in assembly. Anyone know how many were due from now till 2022? From either OEMJump to post
What about when a flaps up landing is required? ( due to asymmetric flaps fault etc etc)Jump to post
StTim wrote:I have another question - when they stopped production did they flush all the part worked frames through - or is the line stocked with frames in various stages of assembly?
Erm, is it just me or when you look at the photos on AVH, the second photo shows a black line where the gear door is? It looks consistent with the black line on the engine nacelle as well. That is the RAT. The “black line” Is the opening to the RAT storage compartment. Of course yes! I knew somethi...Jump to post
Delta have quite a bit of CEO parts already built, I imagine it will be deferralsJump to post
Quite simply, Tianjin will remain at 4 instead of ramping to 6. Mobile can stay at 4 also.
Toulouse can reduce slightly and Hamburg can reduce also to relieve pressure on the lines.
Iirc, Toulouse produces 16?? Hamburg produces 32??
The A320 rate is better than expected thankfullyJump to post
Maybe I'm viewing things from a glass half full perspective. I just think air travel will bounce back quite quickly, surely people will want to go on a holiday more, when the lock down ends.
Just my opinion however.
StTim wrote:pugman211 wrote:Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbh
I could see it going even lower, Air travel is not going to bounce back quickly. Airlines have no cash for capital expenditure.
Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbhJump to post
The one with the smoking wheels and blown tire? Yes, I was waiting for the brake fire, but they cut off the video. Isn't a wee bit early for rejected max weight take off? The other question is did they deliberately popped the tires? At a minimum, they must have wore them down to the minimum thread ...Jump to post
Not specific to the 777X but is there any record of the highest percentage of expected load any aircraft has ever experienced in flight? Basically, how much margin over the worst case scenario is the 150% requirement providing? As it suggests - 50%. The 100% figure is supposed to be the largest loa...Jump to post
The only CEO 's I'm seeing at the moment are for Delta (A321's) and Tibet airlines (A319's)Jump to post
Are any BA flights from either Dallas fort worth or Phoenix cancelled for monday yet? (Flying sunday night) I've already had my Saturday night flight cancelled.
What is the weather looking like for monday morning arrivals? Thanks everyone
DALCE wrote:Any signs of the first 320NEO's for LX? Are they already seen outside?
I dont think engines are on. You have to have the transponder on just to even move an aircraft with a tug and that's with engines offJump to post
PixelPilot wrote:pugman211 wrote:Is it just me or is the transponder turned off? She's going nowhere if its off
Flightradar24 is not showing anything from the moment it started to roll.
Is it just me or is the transponder turned off? She's going nowhere if its offJump to post
A320CEO backlock according to Dec. 2019 O&D. (realistic backlog) A319 (5) UFO (Tibet) - 5 Hamburg International - 2 A320 (15) UFO - 2 Private / Business Jet - 1 CASC - 1 Iran air - 6 Mexicana - 4 Ural Air - 7 A321 (31) Delta Airlines - 31 Iran air - 7 Total A320CEO backlog is 66 planes, 13 of t...Jump to post
It would be fascinating to the know the rational behind having this subfleet's operation being contracted out instead of being handled in-house. Man commerce is complicated. It isn't a subfleet, it is a fleet. It isn't as if Boeing has another dedicated freighter business on the side. The costs of ...Jump to post
2 A319's should be delivered this year at minimum.Jump to post
I'd guess that there is 2 options. 1, that they stop the line where it is and when they restart everything carries on as normal.
Or 2, they finish what is on the line, but stop loading it. Surely, this option is worse as upon restart, every single station has to 'spool up' taking longer imo.
@Woodys have you seen the line slow down yet? It will be interesting to see when they actually stop rolling out a/c to see how long the line is paused for vs how long it will take to get running again.Jump to post
What does 3000 hrs equate to in day/people?? It's 3,000 person-hours. So 3,000 hours for one person, or one hour for 3,000 people. :wink2: Or more realistically, 3,000 hours divided by a sensible number of people so they won't get in each other's way! I'm gonna go with the 3000 people for 1 hour. W...Jump to post
The jacking points on the A320 family are all the same except the A321 has larger locating holes for the jack. They are all on the rear spar just outboard of the pylon, and it is essentially 4 holes, 2 large and 2 small for the jack plate to locate to. Looking at the pics damage is extensive, lower ...Jump to post
QANTAS says it takes 3000 man hours per plane for repairs, which is much longer than expected. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-737-crack-repair/ I would guess Qantas are quoting absolute man hours. I.e. the time from initial inspection all the way through to completion/certification. Not just the r...Jump to post
You should see 2 A319's in the next few months for Tibet AirlinesJump to post
raylee67 wrote:I wonder if the GE engines would have the same problems with IndiGo applying the same practice.
Just before roll out of the next 777-9 for Emirates : WH009, KPAE, November 21th 2019, most probably L/N 1620? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ81wwXU8AI5Fmc.jpg Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1197735166766018561 Looks like the one behind is also...Jump to post
Do you mean that the “natural” (aka unaugmented, bare airframe, no-MCAS) stall test requested by EASA and recommended by JATR has not been flown yet? I bet the air show flights were with MCAS off, otherwise, MCAS would go crazy with that climb. It’s quite a high deck angle but probably not all that...Jump to post
unrave wrote:pugman211 wrote:
That's interesting, the wings for that MSN are ready for FAL.
Is this data publicly available?
Quite a few airlines ordered the A320neo family frames with both engines. IndiGo ordered 430 with P&W GTF and now 300 with CFM LEAP. That is not correct. Just the 1st 150 are P&W GTF. Indigo ordered 280 CFMs this summer. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1TI1OM The 1st CFM seems...Jump to post
Looks to me like the red is going to be reworked, sanded back and then repainted They sanded it back in one day? And on the flight line? I think ER757 is probably on point with it being frost. If I do not park in the garage, my car has a thick layer of ice/frost on it every morning as of late. I su...Jump to post
Also something has happened to the paint on Qantas 789 VH-ZNI as seen in the picture above and pictures below http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm Compared to what it looked like the day before http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm Just a sho...Jump to post
WoodysAeroimag wrote:pugman211 wrote:How many are stored now awaiting delivery?
Over 250 frames and counting.