Flyer732 wrote:The 777F does not have fire fighting abilities on the main deck. Only in the lower. Thus, the only way for the fire department to fight the fire would be by opening the door.
I remember being disappointed on a vacation to Australia in 1981 that the QF service from SFO to SYD made a tech stop in HNL. I had heard that QF had 747 SPs which would have been able to nonstop...I had no idea that they were actually used - maybe even only acquired - for service WLG to Australia. ...Jump to post
only Max was a participant in that other thread..and an earlier one...and they don't say anything about SP one way or another, just an "I have no info" from a major source in this thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=770041 Not the droid you are looking for: https://theav...Jump to post
I also noticed it's not allowed to take photos whilst walking on the ramp to board an aircraft in Australia & NZ. Anyone know why? Took photos twice on VA and TR, ramp agents lost it. Here is one official answer: If you're walking across the tarmac, your devices may remain powered on but must n...Jump to post
Either way, I wouldn't envy the ones responsible for naming 70 777s. International capital cities, incl. Paris? 777s are the international flagships - they should take up the scheme from the 707s. There must be at least 70 Chateaux in France. Each one is a subject of local pride and a good story ab...Jump to post
There's a wingtip gopro video on their press kit page https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qyofxcdy117s ... fpXfa?dl=0Jump to post
The Smithsonian built a half-size RC flying model of the pterodactyl in the 80s - with wing flapping action for control and maybe some propulsion.
https://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/28/scie ... o-air.html
How much solid metal in the keel of the Sunderland - did it actually make a hole?
(recalling Richard Bach's classic story about gear failure in a Seabee "just taking a couple of inches off the bottom")
20,000 pages (letter, bond) is ~200 pounds.
So the number of 20,000 page contracts on a plane ~ number of passengers on that plane (but no seats, no luggage, so more contracts can be carried)
A rare case of weight before bulk, but does Munich Re do 500 contracts of that size a day?
Air NZ seems to manage? They have (or at one time had) one of each type in the fleet all black. Including Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Dash, carbon and aluminum, jet and turboprop, long and short haul, whatever. If it were really that bad it would have become very obvious and been abandoned by now.Jump to post
The wholesale price of a cup of tea from a bulk pour is about 2 cents (even in the air). The notional loss in negative publicity would cover the cost of this for a fair few years. They could do all sorts of clever with it like offering the tea free if you bring your own cup. Oh, did the statutory st...Jump to post
Nobody mentioned CUTE vs dedicated. More CUTE in Europe results in different investment strategy. The ALB setup was built on a semi-dedicated basis by the airport (at WN's request, part of a deal). https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2002/09/30/story7.html Even though WN didn't want to roll i...Jump to post
(I didn't follow to find out what the cause of that turned out to be;) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Leicester_helicopter_crash AAIB report - "the tail rotor actuator control shaft (which controls the pitch of the tail rotor blades) becoming disconnected from the actuator lever mechanism&...Jump to post
The Singapore F15 deal is off, as of late December.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109533 ... a-rejected
The actual pickup was made using the hoist. Why didn't they use it for everything? Or longline a basket to a safe location? Would like to see the safety case for doing it this way. You are wrong. Am not. More seriously it is clear at the end of video that two people (looks like rescuer and patient)...Jump to post
A left field question for the historians...In the Polynesian pools in Rotorua there is a mural of sailing canoes with a label saying it was from the NZ DC10 fleet. How was this used? Presuming the approx 2x5meter plaster on canvas original work was not actually mounted in a plane. Google turns up a ...Jump to post
Is there even any interlining within CDG between T1 and the T2 complex? In the early 2000s my mom several times transfered between US and AF at CDG and never understood why her bags didn't make it although she had seen them in Paris. As far as I can tell the US agents at her origin didn't realize th...Jump to post
They are more likely to open and inspect it. I've had a little note left in my delayed bags "Opened by US Customs".Jump to post
At one time AKL used stairs as well. My family boarded an Air New Zealand DC10 that way. AKL - did even International have bridges at all, before Ansett turned up to challenge ANZ? Certainly Domestic didn't. Scrolling through the thread I don't see mention of PPT, which had lots of 747 traffic and ...Jump to post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-glBWoazjEg The a359 coming to a full stop in 10 seconds on a wet wellington runway... That's just show-offery masquerading as a technical trial...(which is the whole idea really when selling aircraft, no disrespect intended!) I recall seeing the 77W doing similar at ...Jump to post
Would such efficient rebooking happen anywhere but in German-speaking Europe? Would such outrage happen anywhere else? Pardon me as a somewhat relaxed Anglophone, I find the combination somewhat amusing. Note, not outrage at one's own personal inconvenience - nobody can beat US consumers in that are...Jump to post
By that measure, would you responsible for any war crimes? Slavery? Deaths during the crusades? Following the theory of Western Cultural Imperialism, yes "we of Northern European descent" are all implicated. And sometimes individuals benefited in measurable and heritable ways - for instan...Jump to post
Sounds like 1950s futurism. There are reasons we don't live in the City of Tomorrow. Not a good enough cost/benefit ratio or physical risk/benefit ratio. Also the western countries, at least, are a bit over clearing large areas of heritage city for even "small" new transport infrastructure...Jump to post
That looks like it's taken out the back window of the Wolfe Air Learjet. This is what they do for a living. The production video makes it clear they really are that close.
With Air NZ’s 787’s currently restricted to 140 mins ETOPS they’re not going anywhere far over the horizon anyway. I don't think ETOPS is much of an issue for AKL to east cost US. Last time I looked even the flyover parts of North America had a few suitable airports. Surprising how frequent they ar...Jump to post
Pics or it didn't happen. Liberal western media reports do not support the claim. Mods, please check news independently...Jump to post
Why is LATAM so slow getting these engines replaced? Compare NZ, they are almost back to normal now, wet leased (HiFly) aircraft are no longer required and even the frame that had in-flight failure is apparently nearly ready. LATAM has many more 787 then Air New Zealand. ANZ's long haul fleet is pr...Jump to post
It has to be enough of an improvement to justify the investment. Of course you run into issues when you have to program a machine to react to The Trolley Problem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem My idea for self driving cars is that the owner should be able to program their chosen ans...Jump to post
How would the server know what is installed ? Like this problem I can see the server knows what update was downloaded however it does not know what is installed. The installation reports success back to the server. So the server can know what the installer thinks has happened. My company's software...Jump to post
The server knows, of course. How would the server know what is installed ? Like this problem I can see the server knows what update was downloaded however it does not know what is installed. The installation reports success back to the server. So the server can know what the installer thinks has ha...Jump to post
Quoting seat55A (Reply 3), "KJFK 13R/31L "Bay Runway" I have been flying in and out of KJFK for the past 15 years and have never heard either flight crews nor air traffic controllers refer to Runway 13R/31L as the "Bay Runway." It's possible that passengers or airplane enth...Jump to post
I don't believe quadcopter drones are inherently stable (aerodynamically). It's just that computers feed back faster than humans. You can also do this with traditional helicopter designed toys (main plus tail rotor). Quads may be simpler in that you don't need as many degrees of freedom to the rotor...Jump to post
Does anybody know the history of the company Ocean Infinity? Do they have one at all, or is it a new partnership? Nothing on their website about previous jobs (did I miss it?). Google doesn't turn up anything but equipment purchases and puff closely related to this story. They don't own or manage th...Jump to post
Because it's always a classy move to wrap an architectural icon in some meh architectural design work... :duck: Well, they can make the addition an architectural gem in itself, but then people like you complain that it detracts from the iconic character of the original. To take another NY example, ...Jump to post
For example around 10 years ago NZ proved that you can pretty much drop you short-haul services down to LCC style and offer cheaper fares and still keep market share. As long as you are on time or at least know how to deal with irrops better than the next guy. But I agree, kiwi pride uses NZ to eur...Jump to post
This is fantasy here, think magical transportation with (oops) forgetting to match for local winds. Or superhero-style weather creation. Or...
Personally more interested in what might happen at 88 MPH...with a DC-3 that's just barely flying I believe, below VR on takeoff.
To my uneducated eye this looks like a break due to crack propagating. What part is this? You are doing very well, normally you need high magnification to see that. Should I say: "the macroscopic profile of the edge of the remaining part appears consistent with the profile you might see from a...Jump to post