Respectfully, I don't think that "more" and "bigger" are innovations. Did you actually read the article? Neither I claimed "more" and "bigger" are innovations, nor does the article. There are specific technical innovations which have been introduced with the ...Jump to post
So, specifically, what knowledge was gained from the design and manufacture of the Airbus A380 that would not have been achieved had the aircraft not been produced? And which specific aircraft, and particular systems, are using that knowledge?e38 https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a...Jump to post
To be able to draw a fair conclusion you need to consider the A380-specific innovations which were developed and then applied to other programs. In this regard the DNA of the A380 is found in every subsequent Airbus platform and its development cost can be spread across other programs. Commercially ...Jump to post
crownvic wrote:Is there any updates on that DC-8-50 that was flying this past year in the DRC? That last video of her taking off was amazing.
I've just checked the OAG schedule and no A318 flights loaded during that week
AV would of course be the most convenient option, but maybe AF is a good alternative to you. I see them here in ZRH every day.
The Tristar had a PT6 engine for its APU. It produced bleed air all the time, but if there was no demand, or the APU bleed valve was closed, there was a surge valve on the APU that opened and blew all the excess air very noisily overboard. So we tried to not open the surge valve by selecting the re...Jump to post
Let me add that when those part-pool-contracts are not properly thought through it might cause problems down the road. At my former carrier (medium sized European airline) we had a total care contract with one of the above mentioned providers. Looked good on paper but for our leased part of the fle...Jump to post
You may have heard of Uber's helicopter service from Manhattan to JFK as part of a regular Uber itinerary. This service is operated by Bell 430s from Heliflite, rare stuff indeed. This service was apparently opened up to all users early October, and I read somewhere only the app for iOS shows the he...Jump to post
Loran, how is pool membership determined? Anyone can join? Only alliance members can join? In other words... what are the membership criteria, which in turn may impact the quality of the used parts to be refurbished. Anyone can join. The biggest maintenance providers are Lufthansa Technik (LHT), AF...Jump to post
Hi I am new here and hope my first question don't appear silly. I understand that IDG repair costs is very expensive and i have heard from one airline that they actually have an service package which doesn't require them to pay anything when they experience unscheduled removal. Is there such an ser...Jump to post
The engine links are break points and the engine will detach at a certain load. In most cases this should work ok if the engines contact water simultaneously. Depends a lot on how level the airplane is upon water contact, I guess everyone remembers ET's 762 ditching asymetrically which pulled the ai...Jump to post
What's the effect of heavy rain on engine performance? The fan blades are designed in a way that any objects (water, snow, birds, any other debris) will be moved to the outer part of the fan, so that they do not enter the core stream. Having water in the bypass stream actually increases engine thru...Jump to post
Last time I have experienced smoking in the cockpit was onboard Barq Aviation's L-1011 N164AT in early 2013 on a troop charter to Pakistan. I think the entire crew of over 25 (incl. ground engineers, etc.) came to the cockpit to smoke, you can maybe remotely imagine what that meant to a non-smoker l...Jump to post
I think the most important question is when was the last engine shop visit and which shop performed it?
ET may have had nothing to do with this failure, unless there was engine maintenance done by ET itself subsequent to the shop visit.
I have flown the AH-24 with Aircompany SCAT, Air Koryo, KrasAvia, Alrosa, Motor Sich, also the AH-26 with KrasAvia and AeroGaviota. As others have mentioned still many around. Also worth looking at the eastern half of Russia, always a pleasure to fly in deepest Siberia, but Motor Sich is probably th...Jump to post
There's a whole bunch of Aeroflot red-eyes from western Europe to SVO departing between 10 and 11pm, and arriving in SVO around 3-4am. Have been on those from FRA and ZRH. Extremely painful, around 2.5-3h airtime with maximum 1h sleep when the light is switched off :tired: Also, TK, LOT, UIA, AUA an...Jump to post
Don´t know for sure and couldn´t find out but, check the following and if you discover anything else let us know. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-1011_TriStar it says it was this year, but.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP05DjM0vFk in 2013 still flying The YouTube video is my video, t...Jump to post
Two points about initial Soviet Aeroflot requirements towards interior arrangements on mainline equipment: 1) Very generous space for coat hangers. Justified by the fact that Aeroflot flew to some of the most inhospitable climates, and every passenger was expected to show up in heavy coat, often fu...Jump to post
Because it was built mostly out of pride, ego, hubris, and shoddy planning. "Hey Boeing! We built the world's biggest plane!". You could say the same to a lesser extent for Concorde as well. Utter nonsense and the reason why I hardly visit this forum any longer :crazy: Your list seems to ...Jump to post
Understood, thank you very much.
Then my source was wrong stating that Airlink is a *A affiliate (Wiki says so, too).
Good morning. I was denied lounge access in JNB for an Airlink operated international flight. The lady at the transfer desk said I can access the SAA lounge, but I bounced once the lounge staff looked at my boarding pass :talktothehand: I hold Star Alliance Gold status (LX). Couldn't find a clear st...Jump to post
I drove the entire Karakorum Highway from Islamabad to Kashgar in May 2019, and the only flights I saw crossing were CA's 945 service PEK-ISB-KHI and an EK 388 heading to PEK. Very little traffic, but thats likely related to the closure of Pakistan's airspace. But yes, it is possible to cross on thi...Jump to post
*IF" a reunification happens, then I strongly assume the DPRK will join RoK's capitalistic system (although the DPRK intends a unification at eye level). The main challenge for DPRK's citizens will be dealing with a free society and capitalism in general. If your government takes care of everyt...Jump to post
At my home airport in ZRH for example Swissport used to operate some lounges, and I once heard that CHF 35 (=USD 35) are charged per visiting guest, irrespective which airline the guest is flying with (also LX passengers cost the same price).
Great report, thank you very much. Glad to find this one between all the boring EK/QR/etc. premium class reports. I was fortunate enough to fly twice on T5 domestically, firstly Dasoguz to Ashgabat (712) and Türkmenbashi to Ashgabat (738) during a 1 week tour across Türkmenistan. Weird stuff indeed ...Jump to post
The concourse has two floors, A-gates are Schengen gates and the same ones one floor higher are called Z-gates for non-Schengen flights. You will most likely arrive at Z11-25, it is then a very short walking distance to get to the A-Gates one floor below. Passport control and Security are within 100...Jump to post
When I was in Pyongyang in mid-2012, a Cubana Il-62M appeared out of nowhere and stood on the ramp the next morning :eyepopping: Would love to find out what route they picked to ferry the airplane HAV-FNJ. Guess it must have been across the Atlantic and then via Russia. Unfortunately at that time th...Jump to post
88 in total, plus 3 non-recognized territories: Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burma Canada Chile China (incl. HKG and Macau) Colombia Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Re...Jump to post
Colombia's DC-3s must be the oldest ones flying schedules, operating out of Villavicencio (VVC).
Built around WW2, so 75-80 years old.
Let me try to reactivate my memory: Raked wingtips increase the aspect ratio of a wing, and the higher the aspect ratio, the lower the drag (see gliders have aspect ratios of 50+, whereas commercial jets are around 10-20). The most efficient wing has a huge wingspan and very short chord, or the zero...Jump to post
Phosphorus wrote:Your list is very impressive, but it includes An-148 and An-158 (not a small feat in itself), and these are jets.
24 variants / 29 flights in total for me (admit not all of the below qualify as individual 'types'): Type Nbr of Flights AS-350B3 1 AW109S Grand 1 AW139 1 Bell 205A 1 Bell 205A (UH-1H) Huey 1 Bell 206B Jet Ranger 1 Bell 206L Long Ranger 1 Bell 212 1 Bell 222UT 1 Bell 407 1 Enstrom 480B 1 Mil Mi-26T ...Jump to post
Here's my prop list (know not all qualify as 'types', but I also write down the sub-variants in my log): Type Nbr of Flights Aero Commander 500 1 An-12BK 3 An-12BP 2 An-140 2 An-148-100B 1 An-148-100E 4 An-158 2 An-24B 1 An-24RV 4 An-26B 2 An-26B-100 1 An-28 1 An-2T 1 An-2TP 1 An-30M 1 An-3T 1 ATR-4...Jump to post
Is this one in NBO still around? You can see it 0:38 in the background.
Also, not sure if the subject L-1011 N162AT is still somewhere in storage in the Middle East?
The 727's career is not over yet - 5Y-JIB is apparently still active in pax service and have been operating flights for Air Djibouti. Are you sure? I thought it is still in Nairobi for maintenance, and should then operate for the Government of Djibouti. Is there any evidence it has been flying for ...Jump to post
Are you sure and are you serious? I checked again the PIA webpage, yes the flight from MXP to ISB stops in CDG to pick up more passengers. So, it seems NOT POSSIBLE to leave a/c in CDG and continues straight to ISB. There you have to change onto PK719 back to CDG the next day... There is one proble...Jump to post
Yeap, according to PIA's webpage the routing is MXP- ISLAMABAD -CDG, so you have a layover of 7hrs +, total travel time 18:10hrs. :crazy: Looking fwd to your TR! :bigthumbsup: Weird stuff, you are right. I didn't notice the travel time. In reality I hope it will fly MXP-CDG-ISB as it is quoted on m...Jump to post
The An-148 with its Progress D-436 engine is surely in the top-5:
Talking of components, in the A320 it would be the IDG currently listed at USD 506'440 (however there are usually certain discounts vs. the list price). Next in line is the GPWC (USD 327k) and ADIRU (USD 300k). Only the APU and main landing gears list as higher, however they'd be excluded as per the...Jump to post
Who's in? Me. I was actually just looking at Trans Air Hawaii's sole pax 360 N351TA which appears to have been active around the islands the past few weeks. No idea who it is operating for. Was thinking to investigate the possibility of a charter there. Pineapple Air also has a SH-360-300 available...Jump to post
OlafW wrote:So around 225€ with a full load? That might be worth it next time I'm in Israel...
Ayit is mainly a flight school and they do skydiving. That's what most of their fleet is doing. And the SH-360 is flying military charters, you can see it on Flightradar every now and then. We can charter the SH-360 (info from a friend who is on-site this week), it costs EUR 4'500 for a roundtrip to...Jump to post