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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Except that from 9000' on an ISA+15 day, the -9 can lift ~187000 pounds, just 7000 short of MTOW.
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...Jump to post
1) How often / how many cycles do fresh brake pads/rotors last before they need to be replaced?
Is there anything for the A350-1000?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 &...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Drop in the ocean compared to what is lost through colony collapse etcJump to post
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...Jump to post
Pellegrine wrote:Ukrainian airspace is restricted.
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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 AirlinersJump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I suspect I'll be seeing this particular aircraft quite a bit. A good heavy lifter for the pilgrimage charters.
There is no flight control law or protection on any FBW Airbus that prevents a tail strike, pull hard enough and it happens.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post