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by Chaostheory
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 92
Views: 4145

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

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BN747


There's an interview with his dad below the mugshot. Dad is a Mormon Republican who doesn't "do gays"

Nutters - the pair of them.
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BN747 wrote:
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BN747


There's an interview with his dad below the mugshot. Dad is a Mormon Republican who doesn't "do gays"

Nutters - the pair of them.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56836

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

11m pw 27k engine, 4m landing gear, wheels and brakes. ? Fuselage and wing damage. ? Labour costs. About $35m market value for 5yr old aircraft. This aircraft is finished me thinks. And yes, the 320 and 777 are built tougher and to a higher standard than prev gen aircraft. Just as an A350 is built a...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Thrust B787-9
Replies: 10
Views: 3943

Re: High Thrust B787-9

Rogers99 wrote:
There is an 80K option from GE.


A things stand, it isn't being offered to the airlines.

Which is all that matters.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU
Replies: 62
Views: 17736

Re: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU

And can’t the pilots are with their eyes all the lightning and dark clouds they were heading towards? This was not a night flight. The incident sector occured after sun down. Flightradar has them cruising at fl240. Much harder to see the tops of those clouds which were probably approaching fl450 wh...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6928

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

I would think manufacturer charts are for best case situation in terms of runway performance. Actually, Boeing chart specifically shows what flaps settings are being used at which conditions, so they must have some idea about flaps effect. If you choose to trade in longer roll for less engine wear ...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Flights' Listed Alternate Airport Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: International Flights' Listed Alternate Airport Questions

So, my question is this: if OKC was listed as the official alternate for this international flight, what exactly goes on at OKC after the official notification? I've made a list of things that I think would have to happen, but I don't know for sure. Please help with this list: * Flight plan is offi...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Thrust B787-9
Replies: 10
Views: 3943

Re: High Thrust B787-9

No 80k engines are on offer. The newest build standard for the Genx is the P3 which can be optioned for 78K. Both GE and RR are focusing on increasing the longevity and reliability of the engines. The durability of the engines is nowhere near where they would like it to be.

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by Chaostheory
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6928

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

Off the current METAR at Riyadh rwy 15L, our 789 with the newest P3 engines have RTOW 248 600kg. Our heaviest 333s with 772C engines 235 000kg.

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by Chaostheory
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing at New Delhi airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2666

Re: Landing at New Delhi airport

Delhi and nearby Lahore both suffer from issues with haze/smoke/fog. A very messy brown "soup" at times made worse by brick kilns etc. I had to divert to ISB a few years ago as I wasn't current.

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by Chaostheory
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Max 9 performance
Replies: 31
Views: 8346

Re: 737 Max 9 performance

Just because it isn't a 757-200 doesn't mean it performs terribly. Everything relative to the 75 is poor. Perhaps I've just been spoiled by my experiences of the last two decades or so, but I tend to think a narrowbody with v speeds and takeoff distances I associate with 777 territory is poor. I’d ...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Max 9 performance
Replies: 31
Views: 8346

Re: 737 Max 9 performance

N1120A wrote:

Except that from 9000' on an ISA+15 day, the -9 can lift ~187000 pounds, just 7000 short of MTOW.


Having worse field performance than most widebodies makes it a hog.

Assuming no obstacles, the 321neo we're awaiting will manage mtow performance upto isa +20 for the same runway length.

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by Chaostheory
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Max 9 performance
Replies: 31
Views: 8346

Re: 737 Max 9 performance

If the runway at SAN was a factor, United would sure be having a hard time with their 7M9s out of OGG. This had to do with the weather in MCO and nothing else. 9400 is a very short for a runway hog like a 900 or a max9, expecially for a transcon. Lol, no. Lol, yes. The MAX really is a runway hog, e...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can steel brake pads be used in systems designed for carbon?
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Can steel brake pads be used in systems designed for carbon?

rjsampson wrote:

1) How often / how many cycles do fresh brake pads/rotors last before they need to be replaced?


A little over 2000 cycles for our 777s I believe.

No idea about the rest.

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 7602

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022

MoKa777 wrote:

Is there anything for the A350-1000?


115-165m with 700k-1.3m lease values.

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can steel brake pads be used in systems designed for carbon?
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Can steel brake pads be used in systems designed for carbon?

I imagine a lot of the short haul aircraft in Russia are specc'd with steel brakes. I would also imagine all Airbus and Boeing widebody aircraft are now fitted with carbon as standard. One of the few advantages of steel is that it tends to perform better around de-icing fluid. I'm not a materials or...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.
Replies: 41
Views: 6313

Re: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.

There doesn't have to be a practical difference in fuel offload. The key fact is the A330 is so much bigger, heavier and more expensive for no practical difference in fuel offload. Over a 10 hour sortie, a 233t a330 will have 50t+ to offload, a kc46 40t at most. I wouldn't call that insignificant A...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.
Replies: 41
Views: 6313

Re: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.

It is correct. Here is an analysis of 767-200ER Vs A330-200 both operating at or near MTOW. Both aircraft use same generation GE CF6 engines to remove engine differences from the comparison. The table at the end show all the actual flights and fuel usage. https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/files/...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.
Replies: 41
Views: 6313

Re: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.

This link shows the passenger 767 burns about 20% less fuel per hour than the A330. Fuel consumption is always relative to the flying weight of the aircraft. Yet the A330MRTT only carries approximately 11.5% more fuel than the KC-46. In summary the extra fuel the A330 carries it consumes for itself...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 159 Over Russia?
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Re: DL 159 Over Russia?

Right now on FR24, I see DL 159 DTW-ICN over the Sea of Okhotsk just west of Petropavlovsk. Is Delta exempt from the Russian airspace ban on US aircraft? En-route airways available here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/ifr/#hawaiiPacific Scroll down to Low &...

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by Chaostheory
Thu May 19, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24828

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

The pencils are sharp on every new airplane deal, particularly for listed companies. The winning bid is always because it provided best value. Yet somehow Airbus has sold and continues to sell more 320 and 321neos than the max and going by Airbus commercial figures recently released, at double digi...

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by Chaostheory
Mon May 02, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8815

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

Drop in the ocean compared to what is lost through colony collapse etc

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by Chaostheory
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AH-1Z vs AH-64
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: AH-1Z vs AH-64

Hot and High performance far better for the AH-1Z according to a Bell rep I spoke to.

That's why the Pakistanis wanted it too.

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by Chaostheory
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 19441

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2022

As mentioned in the February thread, the impact of Ukraine/Russia airspace closure its not having a huge effect on Turkish overflights per the initial Eurocontrol projections. Per Eurocontrol, for period between February 22 until March 8th, overflight traffic over Turkey increased a mere 8%. Out of...

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Pellegrine wrote:


Game time I reckon.

Very sad.

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by Chaostheory
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2022 deliveries
Replies: 61
Views: 19389

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2022 deliveries

pugman211 wrote:

Airbus A320 family is in full swing of ramp up already and aiming for higher wing production step ups in summer of this year and another by end of year.


You folk not going on strike shortly?

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by Chaostheory
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS over Greenland
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: ETOPS over Greenland

Airbus and Boeing have published some good articles which cover the basics. Boeing published an aeromagazine every quarter and Airbus had a 'Getting to grips' with series. The information is likely decades out of date but still useful. You should be able to find them with a concentrated effort on go...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

Assuming ISA conditions or colder at takeoff, would the 3914nm FCO-IAD (i.e., westward, winter) be realistic for a LR or an XLR, including reserves? Again, lifting the weight isn't the issue. Winds aloft are. Depends on airline config, should be do-able with standard LR in the summer, marginal agai...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

ISA+20 is 35. All of those places see higher - in some cases MUCH higher - temperatures. And that doesn't account for humidity. We're not flying pistons here. Is Jeddah not hot enough for you? Who said anything about pistons? US had issues on some summer days with A330s on ATH-PHL. It happens. Humi...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

N1120A wrote:
ISA+20 is 35. All of those places see higher - in some cases MUCH higher - temperatures. And that doesn't account for humidity.


We're not flying pistons here.

Is Jeddah not hot enough for you?

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by Chaostheory
Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

That extra 400 nm and the significantly higher temperatures at FCO probably make this impractical. 3500m+ runways at sea level, not an issue even in the summer. The neo does have better brakes too you know. :sarcastic: Is that why airliners with otherwise sufficient range have had issues out of pla...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: SAS flying an A321LR CPH-IAD

So passengers who booked this flight thinking to fly with a large A330 got a small A321 instead? True, but think about this other type of scenario. We can't fill a WB for a nonstop, so you can have your nonstop on an A321 or waste a few hours connecting somewhere. Give me the 321 and the nonstop ev...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11981

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Absolutely, although they seem to climb well with most of their fleet (UPS and FDX), the MD and 76 notwithstanding. Even the A300 does pretty well for herself, which is impressive since Airbus aircraft aren't generally known for their climb performance! Shouldn't aircraft with lightly loaded wings ...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2539

Re: NHS privitized?

According to the wife (NHS ED Consultant), emergency/high priority MRI scans will be done within 6 hours where she works (trauma hospital). Yet down the road in old Worcester where we once lived, a whole spine request to rule out cord compression etc may take up to 24 hours as the MRI is only staffe...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 238
Views: 71514

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

For those interested there is a good study conducted by Nasa into the various flap/slat systems on commercial airliners and the engineering and performance tradeoffs: High-Lift Systems on Commercial Subsonic Airliners

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by Chaostheory
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 93052

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

An explanation of the lawsuit filed under the Crime Victoms Act by the filer (Law Professor, ex-Federal Judge, Lawyer) against.the Boeing Company over the 737 Max. For details go to: https://reason.com/volokh/2021/12/17/a-crime-victims-rights-act-challenge-to-the-boeing-737-max-crashes-deferred-pro...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350

The costings of a 777X order were done by my team 5 years ago. Just been sitting waiting for approval on the desk of the MOF all this time.

Don't rule out a 350 order either.

All depends on the politics higher up.

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by Chaostheory
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 26436

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

From what I'm told by my father in law, the out of action aircraft are due to maintenance checks (?structural) becoming due over a very short time period. This seems to stem from the rush of deliveries which occurred 3 or so years ago.

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by Chaostheory
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 52743

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Pretty much every A321-200 (ceo or neo) comes with at least one additional fuel tank to provide sufficient range. This claim again. I seem to recall correcting you in the past in this regard. I suppose if you repeat it enough times, it'll be taken as a fact. Most 321ceo/neo delivered upto this poin...

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by Chaostheory
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 improvements coming soon?
Replies: 40
Views: 6545

Re: ATR72 improvements coming soon?

It wouldn't surprise me if ATR knocked on the doors of GE in a few years and asked for a T901 derivative. PW has no incentive to improve the current offering further. IMO, the PW127 is outdated and the performance drops off massively in hot/high conditions. From what I'm told, most operators need to...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 333732

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The standard only applies to newly delivered aircraft. I can't find anything that says it applies to conversions. So therefore it does not apply - unless you can find something that says it does. That is common practise in the industry. Converting an airplane does not make it new. We seem to be rep...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48431

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Not so sure about that. https://twitter.com/IntelCrab/status/1428308700670873607?s=20 Judging by the humvees and uniforms around, most likely prior to the Taliban entering the city. I'll take the word of a former Royal Marine living there with his pregnant wife versus stooges of the former regime.

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48431

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Where the evacuation is concerned, seems like the Taliban aren't getting involved and are sitting back and watching the chaos unfold. A non-muslim Englishman's perspective from Kabul: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09sjqy0 Taliban bringing security to the rest of the city (and country). Goes agai...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 66982

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

I suspect I'll be seeing this particular aircraft quite a bit. A good heavy lifter for the pilgrimage charters.

zeke wrote:

There is no flight control law or protection on any FBW Airbus that prevents a tail strike, pull hard enough and it happens.


Presumably no changes for the A350 then?

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan

In which case most likely capacity/timing constraints at entry and exit points.

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan

BOBCAT at play.

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by Chaostheory
Sat May 29, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 11530

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

The inability to add a 2nd-shift conveyable sort is far from ideal here, and probably won't be possible until Amazon moves out. Staffing is a massive problem right now - they are adding all sorts of employee bonuses for 2nd/3rd-shift volunteers on Saturday sorts. Certainly plenty of entry level job...

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by Chaostheory
Thu May 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270566

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Hi-Fly A330-900 has an OEW of 133,000kg Finnair A350-900 has an OEW of 134,000kg Mind you, both are configured with large Business Class cabins and also have Premium Economy so that ups the weight. The Hi-Fly A330-900s configured with a small Business Class and the rest Economy (18C | 353Y) have an...

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by Chaostheory
Sun May 09, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which planes run out of engine hours first
Replies: 17
Views: 5793

Re: Which planes run out of engine hours first

The outbord engines on the 747 or A380 most likely. What? Bigb is referring to the FOD damage outboard engines are susceptible to on quads, especially for the A380 which is known to suck up all sorts of crap from runway and apron edges. The CF34 on the Ejet fleet as others have mentioned has a rela...

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by Chaostheory
Thu May 06, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 12759

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

The first falcon with Rollers.

Good decision.

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by Chaostheory
Tue May 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 333732

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

OEW weight in the 2015 Boeing ACAP is 167.4T on the 77W from 2015. I don't know if that weight loss from the after 2015's is baked in to that. Zeke's weight figures for the 77W are entirely resonable. Our 77Ws which have a lower ave age than the CX fleet have a range between 167-175t empty. The 2 c...

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