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by Crosswind
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 75
Views: 4499

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

CLT 767s were US Air, not BA were wet leased. BA used a 777 to CLT. BA used their own 767-300ERs to Charlotte and Pittsburgh for several seasons after the agreement with USAir ended. Plenty of photos in the database at both airports. Looking at the database, I had forgotten BA also used 767s on Hea...

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by Crosswind
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 75
Views: 4499

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

From a sampling of BA timetables 1994-2001... so not a complete list, and the below were never all served at the same time by the look of it; Gatwick- Baku, Baltimore, Charlotte, New York JFK, Pittsburgh Heathrow- Abu Dhabi, Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Baltimore, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, D...

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by Crosswind
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 55441

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

LH982 wrote:
I always thought the SN 747 went to Atlanta


You are quite correct, it was Atlanta.


Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 Configurations Throughout the Years
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: DL 777 Configurations Throughout the Years

Delivery configuration was J52Y225


Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 7653

Re: British operators of the DC-10

I'm thinking about UK airlines who have operated the DC-10. I've got British Caledonian, British Airways, Laker Airways, Excalibur, Novair, and the sole Monarch one that's now in Manchester. Who have I forgotten, if any, and do you have any interesting stories about the DC-10 on the British registe...

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by Crosswind
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.
Replies: 72
Views: 16385

Re: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.

- New First Cabin (Starting with 787-9) - Further new First Cabin (Starting with 77W) Not exactly ‘New’ rather an easy evolution of preexisting First Yes. But it’s still a new seat. And the 787 seat is substantially different from that previously. - Premium transfer service at Heathrow On a crammed...

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by Crosswind
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.
Replies: 72
Views: 16385

Re: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.

Strange For an airline that has spent the last 5 years cutting corners and reducing standards, this is a stranfe move. A true class distinction - first and then the rest! Reducing standards? In the last 5 years BA have made the following positive changes.... - New First Cabin (Starting with 787-9) ...

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by Crosswind
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways emergency landing
Replies: 10
Views: 3976

Re: British Airways emergency landing

It is not the first time a BA flight needed to turn round on the first revenue service after finishing its heavy maintenance at Cardiff... I Not the first time any aircraft belonging to any airline has needed to turn around on the first revenue service after finishing its heavy maintenance anywhere...

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by Crosswind
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 480
Views: 110298

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

With all respect, I’m not sure Qantas is a good comparison with BA. Qantas have a fairly niche long haul network, mainly due to their relative geographic location and population density compared to Europe, but yet they still have 12 A380s out of a total wide body fleet of 51 (post 747 departure) whi...

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by Crosswind
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 480
Views: 110298

Re: 4 BA 380s on the way out

I'd be astonished if any came back sadly. The market is on the floor and looks to be remaining that way. If they reduce the fleet from 12 to 8 you end up with a small fleet that is very expensive to operate and thus vulnerable to getting totally eliminated. Meanwhile on FlightGlobal, Tim Clark is l...

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by Crosswind
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fokker 50 Speeds
Replies: 28
Views: 4641

Re: Fokker 50 Speeds

When I’ve operated around them in Europe they have always been limited to 210 KIAS maximum. Very frustrating if you get stuck behind one early in the descent or approach. I was told by someone who used to fly them the restriction was due to wing-spar life. So I suspect that the published figures are...

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by Crosswind
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air 2000 Passenger Entertainment System
Replies: 19
Views: 3575

Re: Air 2000 Passenger Entertainment System

I don’t remember the company that made the system... but it was definitely a UK one, and it was an early 1990s forerunner to Airshow. Air 2000 referred to it as their Passenger Information System and it was only on the 757s, the A320s of the same era never had it. I don’t recall any controls for it ...

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by Crosswind
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26170

Re: JET2 - what next ?

bennett123 wrote:
Crosswind

'with most of the rest linked to the possible base closures which is still to be resolved'.

No final decisions made.


Yes, which is why I said “planning to close”, not “closing“. Deliberately chose my words carefully.

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by Crosswind
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26170

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Also planning to close Leeds/Bradford, Prestwick and Bournemouth.

https://www.balpa.org/Media-Centre/Press-Releases/Ryanair-pilots-vote-to-accept-temporary-pay-cuts-t

Seem to have been mainly missed by the mainstream media.

Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 129
Views: 26170

Re: JET2 - what next ?

8herveg wrote:
FR operate at both STN and SEN though? And that seems to work for them...

Maybe FR or Wizzair could expand at SEN but from Summer 2021...?

Let’s see what happens!


Ryanair are planning to close Southend as well.

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by Crosswind
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14278

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Well I’ll tell you what. You can’t assign anything higher than FL370 or anything faster than M.78 to an ERJ (only exception is the E145XR, which can go up to M.80). You can go as high as FL410 and M.81 for ALL CRJ100/200s. And were in peak summer now, and on FR24 I’m showing several CRJ2s in the so...

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by Crosswind
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 480
Views: 110298

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Wonder if they are removing the premium seats and putting them into storage for use on the new aircraft on order? New aircraft are coming with Club Suite installed and where relevant a modified version of First from the 787-9 so no premium product from the 747 is relevant going forward. The 747 ref...

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by Crosswind
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14278

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

The FMS boxes didn't even talk to each other. To go direct. it required both crewmembers to press Direct To on their own respective box. I just never bothered entering Direct To if I was Pilot Monitoring. The Pilot Flying's box is going direct to, mine is going somewhere else. They do if they're se...

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by Crosswind
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 11771

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

This nose without AOA Vanes is very nice! No E-Jet of any series E1 or E2 have AOA vanes... they’ve had ADSP Smart Probes from the original design. Embraer were seemingly the first company to design the system into a commercial airliner. Since followed by Airbus with the A380\350. This system provi...

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by Crosswind
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10547

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

I remember the same but they still went to order nine more A310s, of the -325 variant. I think a lot of people forget (or chose not to remember) that Delta chose to place orders for new build A310s of their own. The Delta Museum has a short history of the type in their service; https://www.deltamus...

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by Crosswind
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 7061

Re: Us Air flight 1549

Tell that to JetBlue. Their A320 #3 and #4 flight attendants have never used the cabin facing aisle jumpseat in their 20 year history. Try again. The cabin Direct Viewing requirements are an aircraft certification requirement, applying to more modern types including the A320. This is how the aircra...

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by Crosswind
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 7061

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The flight was full so that means 150 passengers and 3 crewmembers (1 FA per 50 passenger). Absolutely the jumpseat that the aft FA sat on had a lot to do with her injuries. In fact the NTSB recommended aft facing jumpseats as far back as the ALM 180 ditching. But of course the FAA ignored it. Just...

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by Crosswind
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5925

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

Looks like Jet2 are laying on extra aircraft to rescue passengers from other airlines, according to the statement from the CEO. This must be very costly for the company, but for a company as well run as this, this must be a play for the long run where they can attract future customers. This must al...

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by Crosswind
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18221

Re: BA retires first 777

One of the first, if not the first, BA 777 routes was CAI. The 'ZZZ' 777As were certainly on the Cairo run in January '96. I can't remember how long that went on for, but it would have brought down the sector time average. BA Engineering has a close relationship with the RAeS. Waterside, the BA HQ,...

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by Crosswind
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2
Replies: 66
Views: 19351

Re: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2

Yes, as does the B4. Not all of them. The later ones produced had the option of a 2 crew cockpit. I believe the ones delivered to Finnair and Garuda Indonesia had this option, plus possibly others. Designated the A300B4-200FF (for forward facing cockpit) Lead in to the A300-600 and A310, but the A3...

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by Crosswind
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines with 2 nose wheel tillers
Replies: 47
Views: 7324

Re: Airlines with 2 nose wheel tillers

British Airways has 2 tillers on aircraft where that’s an option.

Best Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?
Replies: 41
Views: 12672

Re: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?

I have trawled back through the airliners.net archives to find a Northwest article on their selection of the A330. The A330-300/B777-200 analysis also explains US Airways' choice of the A330 over the B777 for their exclusively Trans-Atlantic long-haul network. All-in-all it's a very interesting arti...

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by Crosswind
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 8016

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers

pdp wrote:

LCY already has this, they run the tower from Swanwick (London Control).


The tower is still under construction. It’s definitely not in use.

Best Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 17
Views: 6017

Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

The closure is primarily to get the runway redone. The terminal refresh and support infrastructure is a multi-year project scheduled for 2021 completion. Project website: https://www.lacittachevola.it/en/new-linate.html Brilliant. Thanks for that. I had heard grand plans, but seems to make much mor...

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by Crosswind
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 17
Views: 6017

Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Does anyone have a link to the actual plans for Linate? Be very interested to see what they're planning to do in the next 3 months.

I'm also not at all confident this airport will re-open anywhere near the planned date!!

Best Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 66249

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Larger varients will be a bit of an issue. Any British Airways flying, anywhere in the UK, in aircraft purchased or leased with 100 seats or more, will be flown by mainline BA pilots. Removing seats from an aircraft normally fitted with 100+ seats will not qualify (hence why the A318 is flown by ma...

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by Crosswind
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 66249

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

But the E190 is certified to carry more than 98. Just BA fits less so that its under the clause. No. The E190SR aircraft that BA Cityflyer operate are certified to seat a maximum of 98 passengers. They couldn’t operate them otherwise. Which is why even second-hand aircraft have to be recertified as...

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by Crosswind
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA shelve First class to EWR using Air Belgium A340
Replies: 6
Views: 4056

Re: BA shelve First class to EWR using Air Belgium A340

The options are full refund, moved to alternative JFK/EWR flight, or downgrade and partial refund while retaining First benefits on the ground and points earning. They are moving the Air Belguim aircraft around the different routes in blocks, so that no single route has the aircraft for an extended ...

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by Crosswind
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC
Replies: 19
Views: 5088

Re: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC

What's the reason for pilots not nightstopping in DMM like the cabin crew? Industrial agreements. On long-haul pilots don't do multi-sectors (when a long-haul sector is involved) so the short sectors are always operated as a muti-sector shuttle after taking required rest. The pilots will again take...

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by Crosswind
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 vs E190 Reliability?
Replies: 36
Views: 5085

Re: E175 vs E190 Reliability?

I’m speaking now as a pilot with 1000+ hrs on the 134/145 series and 2000+ hrs on the 170/190 series. There are no particular issues with these aircraft. The 135/145 in 2 years I had no significant issues. Never had a flight cancelled due tech. Occasional electrical reset required. The 170/190 are q...

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by Crosswind
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142533

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Link to the full BA press release with rendering of the A319 livery;
http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/2019-319/10770

Regards
CROSSWIND

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by Crosswind
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142533

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

They are not actually rectangles. The engine cowlings were meant to replicate the fuselage. The whole engine cowling should be white on the top and the blue cheatline should divide the white top from the silver (grey) underside. The engine cowlings were the fuselage colours in miniature. That’s nev...

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by Crosswind
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142533

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Yes, we know they did a "farewell 757" retro paint job, but (a) they didn't do it very well and (b) BA had its own paintshop at Heathrow in those days - now they have to pay contractors to paint the plane for them, as the paintshop has been absorbed into the general mx facility. I’m not s...

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by Crosswind
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines @ JFK December 4, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3386

Re: Eastern Airlines @ JFK December 4, 2018

Eastern airlines, formerly known as Dynamic Airways, has occasional flights out of JFK to CCS (Caracas). There was one yesterday- look up flight 2D 6410. Obviously they use Terminal 1 as the billboard indicated. Note this is different than the Eastern revival that was doing charters with 737s in th...

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by Crosswind
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?

So it’s not that they’re not capable of hauling heavy loads but that most fleets of aircraft (that can use the RB211 as a power plant) don’t want the additional engine option? Is there no particular reason why Cargo carries don’t oftenly operate RB powered 747/757/767s? There are lots of RB211-powe...

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by Crosswind
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 75
Views: 17615

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

Did anyone read the original story? I worked as Operations Control for a major airline before becoming a pilot and these stories boil my blood to some extent... The flight was delayed overnight in Orlando due to a technical defect with the aircraft. Could happen to any airline. Since nobody appears ...

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by Crosswind
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On Some BA 747s: World Traveller Plus Located between First and Club World
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: On Some BA 747s: World Traveller Plus Located between First and Club World

The slightly odd configuration came about when the 747 fleet was streamlined about 10 years ago. I believe the old versions of the B747-400 were; Low-J 38 Club World seats High-J 70 Club a World seats At the time the role of the 747 fleet was changing as B777 deliveries continued, with some of the l...

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by Crosswind
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10358

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

Now Confirmed; BA Press Release Say 'Konnichiwa' to Osaka. We’re launching direct flights this summer to Japan’s second-biggest city. ​The four-per-week service on a 787-8 takes off from March 31, 2019 with flights departing from Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The ...

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by Crosswind
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11692

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

The three ugly sisters. I vaguely recall the MH bird maybe had a significant corrosion/cracking issue at one point. It was discovered that during a MH repaint a spatula had been used to scrape paint off near the tail and had caused a scratch, then being painted over incorrectly. I’ll try doing some...

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by Crosswind
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10358

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

I think BA's network expansion over the last 5 years has been fairly balanced, adding routes across the long-haul network. This has included a mix of completely new destinations, together with places that haven't been served in a long time. There's a world of difference between a non-stop service be...

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by Crosswind
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 7239

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Outside of LHR-JFK, where BA seems to have hammered home the importance of high-quality food and attention to detail, I expect BA catering to follow the AA/UA model. Penny-pinching leadership and disinterested cabin crews never add up to quality catering. The new Club World catering was rolled out ...

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by Crosswind
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43718

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The 767 has a particular weakness in this area, after several similar landing accidents in the early 1990s, Boeing strengthened the structure in this area on new build aircraft beyond a certain line number. The accidents follow a very similar pattern; rapidly derotating the nose into the runway. It’...

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by Crosswind
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 110329

Re: MAN news - 2018

'United possibly upgrading to B763 on EWR, which would make a welcome change from the usual retrenchment of American carriers (ORD looks to be a gonner).' United have desperately needed an upgrade on this route for years. It's very often overbooked in business and economy, plus it's rammed with rev...

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by Crosswind
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 12627

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

You've got to give it to Delta, they just keep making moves that seem so consumer-oriented. It's amazing to see an airline that's making moves to increase passenger comfort, rather than degrade it, and cut costs *cough* BA *cough* BA was one of the last airlines to decide to make the change to 10 a...

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by Crosswind
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-8 too many doors...why no overwing exits?
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

Re: 787-8 too many doors...why no overwing exits?

The maximum certified seating capacity of the 787-8 is 381. For this 8 Type A exits are required. https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS%20EASA%20IM%20A%20115%20B787%20Iss%2021%20-%2009%20May%202018.pdf See page 19 of the EASA TCDS. The FAA one will be the same or similar. With all ...

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