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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

Thanks again SFOT and leader1, very informative as always. How strong would the wind have to be from the S or SSW to switch departures to the 28s(due to tailwind component on the 01s)? I was at SFO late May, when the winds were from 200 gusting to 31kts, and was surprised to see a heavy 777-300ER b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.
Replies: 25
Views: 1589

Re: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.

Brystar45, Others have posted very relevant information. I would add this: I do not know what your resume, cover letter and so forth look like, but based on your posts, it would be wise to slow down, proofread your documents and work on some of the grammar and spelling aspects. If I were looking at ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Dated flight terms?

Still hear flight attendants called stewardesses at times That’s what I call them. That’s what they are. Outdated or not, it is what they are. Do you call the male ones "stewardess" too? Whatever you call them, airlines use "flight attendant" rather than "stewardess" n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Dated flight terms?

bfitzflyer wrote:
Still hear flight attendants called stewardesses at times



That’s what I call them. That’s what they are. Outdated or not, it is what they are.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

So, back to topic.

What is the latest with flight testing and progression of certification and ultimately, return to service?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

Redbellyguppy wrote:
You sure the 28R traffic didn’t go around?


Please watch the video, then report back.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8762

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

I remember back in the early 2000s, DL regularly used wide body aircraft on short domestic routes. Even their daily short hops from ATL to JAX utilized the B767-300, MCO & FLL (B767-400, B777-200), MIA/PBI/TPA/RSW (B767-400). But the most intriguing to me was the LGA service from ATL on the B76...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15790

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? It’s temporary, it really, really is. No one knows when T3 will reopen but given the Virgin and Emirates premiun facilities are there and Qatar and Etihad in T4, HAL will be under immense pressure to open everything up s...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I am also surprised they aren't testing the software on the -8MAX as well. If it works on the frame that is most-affected, then it arguably should work on frames that are less-affected. And if the primary purpose of this flight was to validate the software and procedural changes, then you can plug ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I am also surprised they aren't testing the software on the -8MAX as well. You can make the argument that the -7MAX has the bigger issue CoG issue, but considering there have been 2 accidents on the -8MAX, you'd think they would test it on there as well to help put everyone mind at ease (test it on ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I can't wait until it is certified and returns to the sky. I have to say though, from a marketing perspective, I'm surprised Boeing has retained the 'MAX' name and still has it painted all over the plane.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 3791

Re: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?

CPT also has a couple of 'patches' where asphalt was used in lieu of concrete.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33937

Re: British Airways 787-10

With 6 hours left, already cruising at FL410.

I know it doesn’t have passengers and such, but good to see it be able to get up there so quickly.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1820

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

Looking at FR24 AVG flight duration i think the top 3 are: UA101 - IAD - SYD AVG 17h17 QF9 - PER - LHR AVG 16h59 UA29 - SIN - SFO AVG 16h19 tiny correction: IAH-SYD tiny?...thats a 1,200 mile correction :) I forgot about IAH-SYD, but it's about 400 miles shorter than PER-LHR. So, PER-LHR, IAH-SYD a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

[ So a fire grew large enough to completely knock out all communication, and all pilot control before they could even start descent to a lower altitude (because a decompression only kills you if you stay at altitude) BUT the airworthiness of the plane was not affected (could apparently cruise at al...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1820

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

SEPilot wrote:
What is the longest regularly scheduled 789 flight?


PER-LHR.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

This was published last year in the Atlantic Monthly (apologies if someone already referenced it). Very compelling argument that it was suicide. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/ Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work. Well, I read it too. It doesn’t say an...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

a fire is possible...... :shakehead: Nope, not at all. 1. A fire drastic enough to cut all the radios and transponders so suddenly would not let the plane fly for many hours. We know the plane flew for several hours after going radio silent due to the engine management pings. dont u think that a li...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

Will we ever find the wreckage? Unlikely. Possible, but unlikely. If it's found, it will be by complete accident. This is saying the unsayable, but most mass murderers have the delusional idea that they'll be remembered forever. Well Zaharie may have actually pulled that off, masterminding the disa...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

How long would the aluminium fuselage last in the salt water? If it’s indeed intact somewhere on the ocean ground, then at some point it will dissolve and some parts (lighter than water) will float around. I do not know how long it would survive in salt water, but quite a while. I mean, we still fi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

1. Pilot Suicide -- Probably a 98% probability this is what happened. 2. Hijacking -- Probably a 1.9% chance this is what happened. 3. All Other Silly Conspiracy Theories -- About a 0.1% chance it happened any of those ways. Sounds about right. Hijacking could make sense as another explanation of a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

2. It is well known that the pilot had flight paths on his home simulator that very strong mirrored the actual flight path of MH370. Coincidental? Highly unlikely. It's not actually. What was actually found on the sim was a series of breadcrumb points - six if I remember correctly. The first four w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

I have no bias in this whole thing. Besides being interested in it strictly from an aviation stand point (how the heck did a 777 disappear in this day and age), I don't give a rats tail what happened to it. The people died and it's sad and devastating, no matter what the official cause was. If anyon...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

there was no insurance policie .... 1. I didn't say there was. I was simply responding to a previous poster, generally, about the relationship between an insurance policy and it being paid out in the event of a suicide. Do you know he didn't have any policies in force? I haven't heard one way or th...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/



Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work.
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DaveFly wrote:
This was published last year in the Atlantic Monthly (apologies if someone already referenced it). Very compelling argument that it was suicide.
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/



Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

Follow the money. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING; if the pilot had a life insurance policy which would be voided in the event of a suicide, then is it not plausible he would go through great lengths to give the appearance of anything but a suicide? DISCLAIMER: Of course, I have no evidence to support this...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

Follow the money. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING; if the pilot had a life insurance policy which would be voided in the event of a suicide, then is it not plausible he would go through great lengths to give the appearance of anything but a suicide? DISCLAIMER: Of course, I have no evidence to support this...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the crew dead after making multiple course changes without any communications, then the plane flew for hours. That’s the most likely in your mind? Not totally far fetched. Fire happens, they try to turn tow...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22183

Re: Revisiting MH370

How ironic. I'm halfway through reading this post and a show about MH370 comes on TV. Watching it now. It originally aired in August 2017, so it won't have any new information, of course.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17873

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

One of the reasons that Qatar is getting cold feet over taking the B779's is that their purchase plan called for moving on their relatively low-time B77W's to the 2nd-hand market for premium prices. The pandemic ruined that plan, at least for the next couple of years. This is a fair argument. The n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will happen to AA if they liquidate?
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: What will happen to AA if they liquidate?

AA will not be liquidated, so all your thoughts are moot.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta retire the 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Will Delta retire the 757?

Yes.

All plane types will be retired.

Be more specific. Do you mean, will they be retired effective immediately? Retired at the end of the year? In 5 years? 10 years?

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. Absolutely not. Our prime minis...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Nothing. I’m not irrational. I’d be more willing to travel if things just went back to normal, just as it was 3 months ago. All these false sense of security measures airlines are implementing are turning me away from flying. They in no way make feel safer, because I’m not any safer. It’s just like ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 183
Views: 45462

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Sorry if this has been posted, but check out the design on the future central tunnel https://gordonhuether.com/news/additional-gordon-huether-artwork-to-be-installed-at-slc-intl-airport/ Looks kind a hybrid of the tunnel at DTW and ATL (between A & B) Also, I heard the tunnel that is opening th...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5169

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

While I don’t disagree that QF may well end up with 2 789 sub fleets I think the A351 will replace it on several current routes in time like PER-LHR and possibly DFW which up till now atleast was an A380, MEL-DFW will likely still happen in time which may need an A350 plus an A350 ex SYD. I honestl...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

I just ran some numbers through my my models and the 77L taking a 40t payload out of JNB direct to ATL would require about 309t takeoff weight (looks to be about the limit looking at the ACAPS takeoff chart) and would burn about 117t of fuel over the course of about 16:08. Assuming that the A350 we...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117473

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

For the 777-200LR: http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/airports/acaps/777_2lr3er.pdf See slide 44 for altitude of 6,000 ft, the maximum takeoff weight of the 777-200LR is 705,000 lb or so (I'm eyeballing). So there is a reason DL did a morning takeoff as slide 45 shows us a hot ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Landing wind direction

Another consideration, given some aircraft that have a 20 knot tailwind for landing, is tire speed. Most heavy jets have tire maximum speed in excess of 230 kts ground speed. Where "on time performance" is so important, and a tailwind landing can accomplish this, the tailwind landing is a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 31, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?

Closed? No. But no, they are not being regularly used.

Operations are taking place on the east side of the airfield at present. Well, most of them. I’ve heard that some freight ops are still departing and such from the west side, but for the most part, only the east side being used at present.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 31, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117473

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

UA857 wrote:
ATL-JNB JFK-BOM and LAX-SYD are all under the A359´s range.



And the point?

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat May 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 25997

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Sooner787 wrote:
Has the Max 10 had it's first flight yet?

I'm assuming Boeing would keep it low key ( employees only)


No sir, hasn’t even been rolled out yet that I know of.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat May 30, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why the Boeing 777 is Famous
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: Why the Boeing 777 is Famous

Who said it’s “famous”? I don’t know where you get such an idea.

Are the 747s, 737s, A380s, A320s, 767s, etc not famous as well?

I honestly have no clue where you are going with this post.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Zeke is incorrect on that aspect. DL does not have 'upgraded' engines. They use the standard GE-110B. Could they have upgraded to the -115B? Yes. But they didn't, so they are using the stock 77L engines.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 21, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

There is a reason/are reasons why DL used the 77L on the routes up until this point. We do not know those reasons, but clearly the 77L was the better plane for the route while they were in the fleet. Now, this could be based on performance limitations of the A350, because maybe the 777s were paid o...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

So I guess the consensus is the A359 can fly the mission with somewhere around 30T of payload. That would be full pax and bags and may be a bit of cargo. Fuel burn savings are roughly 20-25T better than the 77L although the 77L can probably carry several tons more payload. Based on those numbers it...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons. First day-to-day it will change, together with pressure/wind/temperature. The difference cou...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Some very good points on the last couple of posts. Thanks for sharing that information and knowledge.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L? You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10652

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Last time looked at 777 loads out of JNB they were very ordinary, they would be limited by tyre speed. An A340-300 easily lifting more revenue payload than a 77W. As the A350-900 has much better runway performance compared to a 777 I would have expected it to be somewhat better than a 777 with payl...

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