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by Chaostheory
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98498

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

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From Boeing's presentation to us.

Off to do the school run.

I'll post the rest later if I survive.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98498

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Boeing offered the -10 to us in 2017. An overall length of 80m and a 360t mtow. We considered it a stretch too far.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7853

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

It is possible to avoid Pakistan. I found one route that might work. Not sure if it would be allowed due to airspace restrictions but it's technically possible. KTM L626 HW W85 SP W39 LLH HTN DSC A364 KHG OSH From OSH it should be straighforward to continue on airways. Presuming those directs would...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4542

Re: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?

Not sure where I read it or saw it mentioned that UPS was upgrading or at least considering some sort of cockpit mod for the A300?

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35229

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Your data agrees with lightsaber's or close to it. 4000nm at 8 hours is 500 knots or about 575mph... about the cruising speed of a 787. It would appear then, that the Trent is better below this Mark and the GE better above it. How much the change is away from this transition point is an interesting...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35229

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Wrong here too. Trent 1000 has much lower takeoff and climb burn, no difference in cruise and only slightly higher idle fuel burn. Better send that info on to AirNZ, they just kicked T1000 to the kerb because GEnX could deliver more range. Trent does have lower takeoff and climb fuel burn. Data I'v...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35229

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Wrong here too. Trent 1000 has much lower takeoff and climb burn, no difference in cruise and only slightly higher idle fuel burn. Better send that info on to AirNZ, they just kicked T1000 to the kerb because GEnX could deliver more range. Better tell all the other airlines that went GE too, there ...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35229

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

RR simplifies engines to reduce development cost, reduce development time, and reduce overhaul costs. These simplified engines burn more fuel. E.g., GENx vs. T1000. Not enough to stop sales, but there is a cost. Lightsaber Wrong here too. Trent 1000 has much lower takeoff and climb burn, no differe...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35229

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

RR simplifies engines to reduce development cost, reduce development time, and reduce overhaul costs. These simplified engines burn more fuel. E.g., GENx vs. T1000. Not enough to stop sales, but there is a cost. Lightsaber Wrong here too. Trent 1000 has much lower takeoff and climb burn, no differe...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE request KC-46
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: UAE request KC-46

The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a surprise customer for KC-46A Pegasus, having formally made a request to buy 3 of the tanker aircraft, according to manufacturer Boeing. https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2019/05/31/uae-issues-formal-request-to-buy-kc-46a-tanker-says-boeing/ ...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit
Replies: 51
Views: 2965

Re: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit

bennett123 wrote:
Please can someone explain WASP, WHMO and C7F.


WASP is a boat. WHMO guessing something white house related. No idea about other.

It's nice to have you back Charles (aka Magog, Dreadnought et al)

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by Chaostheory
Sun May 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16858

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

From 1:00-3:00 - https://youtu.be/TosbktqYJpQ A short one from Gulfstream - https://youtu.be/vXhCJYWvwd0 In both pieces you have a French company and an American company call out active side stick development as a huge leap in safety with both people specifically citing the newfound (the French guy...

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by Chaostheory
Thu May 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8911

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

It's worth mentioning that a320 and 737-800 lease rates have reached parity at the moment but are probably going to trend higher for the 320. This holds true for the neo and max models too and the reasons are independent of the crashes and groundings.

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by Chaostheory
Sat May 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3281

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Unless things have changed recently, there are no reciprocal healthcare agreements between the UK (NHS) and the US. Something worth keeping in mind with the NHS is that it is a residency based system, not contribution. As an expat, I'm not entitled to NHS healthcare. That's despite paying nearly 20k...

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by Chaostheory
Mon May 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35240

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I was once involved directly with Boeing sales- and management during the process of purchasing, specifying and delivering a new aircraft. The level of arrogance was astonishing, as was the technical incompetence of their managers. Whenever we met with an actual engineer, we could have meaningful, ...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mountain Biking
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Mountain Biking

Both of my bicycles are single speed with one being a bit of a hybrid road/mountain bike with a single/fixie arrangement and the other is an old fashioned road bike. I'll probably leave my older bike in Jeddah when I move back to the UK. I do intend on upgrading sometime this year. As much fun as th...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29580

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

FOD is the issue. The geometry of the wing and engine placement make the aircraft susceptible to it. IAE tried to take us to court for breach of contract when we said our engines were deteriorating much faster than expected. Nothing wrong with the V2500 in and of itself.

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by Chaostheory
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11568

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

I'm glad I found this on my occasional visit to this forum. Lovely read with great humour. It had me chuckling throughout. Turkmenistan and Central Asia by expansion is a fascinating part of the world and is definitely worth a visit. I spent most of my time visiting Mary for a friend's wedding many ...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11936

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

The videos of the massacre are still out there. My brother has seen the vids and he says it's the most disturbing and gruesome carnage he has ever seen, which says a lot coming from a homicide detective in Texas. Apparently the killer went back in to the mosque repeatedly to finish off any survivors...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland
Replies: 30
Views: 4338

Re: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland

Field length isn't or at least wasn't much of an issue for most of the regional airports as narrowbody takeoff weights rarely exceed(ed) 70t. When I was flying UK short haul, runways with displaced thresholds and therefore shortish landing distances and the higher brake temps were more of a concern ...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716630

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Yeah at this stage I don't think the UKCAA knows any extra data (or any other authority for this matter). It's just that these national CAAs have no involvement with the MAX. Unlike the FAA and EASA who have certified the airplane. LOL. The silliness! Where do you think EASA get their test and eval...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716630

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Addis has long runways which are far beyond what a narrowbody requires on a short hop. That most likely means a low flap setting at takeoff for improved climb. I'd be surprised if the flap/slats weren't already retracted when things went wrong. On the engine failure front, I can't see there being an...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716630

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

As already touched upon, Addis sits on a plateau and is surrounded by peaks pretty much on all sides. From memory, the terrain immediately to the East exceeds 10 000ft. Further out the peaks start hitting 14 000ft.

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by Chaostheory
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19183

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

So what's the rationale for keeping overflights out still? Is it to piss off Indian traffic, or because ATC is so antiquated they can't tell the difference between a 777 and a F16? Probably to piss India off, about 7 or 8 airlines currently using their airspace, just keeping their "friends&quo...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19183

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

So what's the rationale for keeping overflights out still? Is it to piss off Indian traffic, or because ATC is so antiquated they can't tell the difference between a 777 and a F16? Probably to piss India off, about 7 or 8 airlines currently using their airspace, just keeping their "friends&quo...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24181

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

On the face of it, I would say this was PIO. However I recall when I was living in Hong Kong pre takeover, there was an incident involving an A320 at the old airport. The aircraft had severe lateral control issues following a map carried out near the checkerboard. The memory is hazy though and I can...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK
Replies: 50
Views: 3238

Re: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK

They are our responsibility. The families should have been watching, and we need to know why this happened. let us get them back and also debriefed for any intel they might have, then make a decision how to move forward once they are here and safe in custody. But then when does the state's responsi...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10425

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

Uneducated question. Doesn’t one of the pilots asleep constitute single pilot ops. In a similar vein to Germanwings 9525 would it be possible for the PIC to do the same or would the altitude change, alarms etc be enough to wake the sleeping pilot? In the eyes of the regulators at least? Sandyb123 T...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385820

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

This more more of a general remark which may or may not be relevant to this accident, but it's funny how often I see crews willing to fly through cells and the associated crappy weather on approach yet they would give the same weather a wide berth at cruise.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14381

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

What about the cost side of the diversions? Are the Eastbound flights arriving earlier with tailwinds and saving fuel to offset the Westbound diversion related costs? In other words, do these wash from a cost perspective? Thanks! Unfortunately not. Headwinds increase time aloft more than a tailwind...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11687

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

Indonesia has lots of runways which aren't up to US / Western standard in construction plus a lot of awful heavy rainy weather. The two don't mix well... This. Worst runways of any country I've ever been to and that's saying a lot. Poor construction, lack of maintenance and repair and ungrooved in ...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does 787 heavy maintenance checks tell us about the programme?
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

Re: What does 787 heavy maintenance checks tell us about the programme?

No 787 will undergo a D-check for about another 4 years. The interval is 12 years. As a follow on from MMO's post, maintenance checks will depend on an airline's usage profile and what the regulators are willing to approve. You will often find airlines bringing forward some checks before they're ac...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 12995

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

27R in those conditions can be subject to some vicious mechanical turbulence, hangers on one side, hotels on the other and you have a very tricky approach that can get horrid and violent below 100 ft. Well done to the crew, knowing what was possibly coming would have meant the crew would have been ...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 15702

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

Speaking to some of their crew at Jeddah recently, the RR engines on their -800s are rated at 69k which makes them a lot more restricted than 72k options.

If their fleet planners had any sense, they would have bought 330s with the Trent offering.

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by Chaostheory
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 5894

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

Solid engines which take a lot of abuse. We've currently got a 20 year old loaner engine from RR which spent most of its life with Emirates.

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by Chaostheory
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4436

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

Of course this deal was always going to Boeing. Germany stopped selling arms to Saudi's after Khashoggi murder so no way would they give Airbus any deal. :checkmark: Until the US pressured them to drop the effort last week, the UK and others were also requesting an investigation into Saudi actions ...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4436

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

Meaningless when you consider this procurement decision was taken without Board approval. You know this for a fact? Yes. No heads up whatsoever. The airline has its hands full with 777x planning, not enough pilots and cadets and with 2020 round the corner, it's going to get worse. I'm gone next yea...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4436

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

Interesting to see another airline flip from A320ceo to 737MAX. I believe that they are part of Saudia LOL. I thought you worked in the industry? Meaningless when you consider this procurement decision was taken without Board approval. The MDs, jungle jets and initial tranche of 777s were similarly...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10553

Re: A350 Sharklets

Boeing wings and Airbus wings are quite different, following different philosophies, so there is no reason for their tips to be identical. If they were identical, someone would accuse one of copying the other As was accused - and proven (after a decade of litigation) - with the A320 sharklet vs the...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional
Replies: 190
Views: 7873

Re: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional

Actually, it was the Tories. Conservative MP and Health Minister, Henry Willink that first proposed the NHS and the authored the NHS white paper in 1944. That became legislation in 1946 ('47 Scotland) with cross party support . Labour got into power before the NHS launched properly in '48 and conse...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional
Replies: 190
Views: 7873

Re: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional

Interstingly enough, Churchill went the other way on this and that is how the NHS in the UK was founded. You're wrong on this bit. Neither Churchill nor his conservative colleagues supported the founding of the NHS. The creation of the NHS was entirely the Labour party's doing. Funnily enough, most...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 8532

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

Carbon taxes will increase air fares. CORSIA base years are 2019 and 2020. UN and some Government leaders have stated they are dis-satisfied with CORSIA rollout and measures. Ditto for the shipping industry. Some countries propose to penalise non-participating airlines by imposing higher landing an...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38549

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

I haven't seen anyone mention that METARs before and after were showing RA++ and ~14kt tail winds as well. Almost sounds like a joke. If this is the case, then it was sheer lunacy on part of the crew. From memory, an A320 needs 300-400ft additional runway per 5 knots tail wind and I'm assuming the ...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.
Replies: 42
Views: 6710

Re: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.

If the Israelis were discrete and didn’t publicise it the Saudis would probably allow flights through their airspace :checkmark: The Israelis and Saudis have been in bed since the fall of the Shah in Iran. Rumour has it that some Israeli missile batteries have already been procured for the Southern...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Search off Japanese coast underway after Marine Corps C-130 and F/A-18 fighter jet crash
Replies: 16
Views: 2936

Re: Search off Japanese coast underway after Marine Corps C-130 and F/A-18 fighter jet crash

And on Youtube somewhere (too lazy to find the link) there is an old early-1980s-ish USAF training video encouraging pilots to stop trying to save the airplane and instead save themselves. They pointed out that there was a fear of losing an airplane, aided by pilot hubris that they could actually s...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594358

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Google 'Ali Bahrami FAA'.

I will say no more.

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by Chaostheory
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9725

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

most rejected landings occur before nosewheel touchdown. something spooked the pilots. I was thinking the same thing. It's not clear due to the angle but it does seem as if all gear is down when they reject. I haven't seen that very often. In most cases they're floaters and never get the mains down...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Resale value of 737-700 and A319
Replies: 23
Views: 5166

Re: Resale value of 737-700 and A319

We have regular (ish) threads on aircraft values: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1399391 The issue is PIPs reduce the cost of flying more for the larger types in a family than the smaller. Going from memory, the CFM-56-5 used to flying only about 14,000 cycles between overhauls on ...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777A compared to ‘derated ER’
Replies: 21
Views: 2886

Re: 777A compared to ‘derated ER’

Maximum take off weight was reduced significantly, albeit ‘artificially’ Operating at similar weights as an ER would not change the burn but as the aircraft generally operated at much lighter weights fuel burn should improve If you operated an ER on the same routes with the same payload, the weight...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68869

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I didn’t say either the 737 or A320 are better for longer sectors. As a reminder, you suggested it right here: Hundreds of pounds add up and helps explain why these airplanes perform differently. When we look at operations, Delta and Alaska prefer the 737-900ER over the A321 on transcons, and we ha...

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