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by Alexsing
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 11887

Re: BA to introduce new boarding policy, cheapest last.

So much for Cruz's "we want to make BA a premium airline again".
I really can't see how this will speed up the boarding process, if people sat at opposite end of economy are boarding at the same time...

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by Alexsing
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Function of tailcone
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: Function of tailcone

There are, but the readings from the static ports on the fuselage differ slightly from the actual atmospheric pressure since they are in the boundary layer of the fuselage (or the fuselage own's wake if you will). Comparing trailing cone measurements to those of the aircraft's sensors, engineers can...

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by Alexsing
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Function of tailcone
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: Function of tailcone

The engineering name is "trailing cone", and it's used to measure the atmospheric "static" pressure, which is used for data analysis of the aircraft's performance. After take off, the cable is extended to about 1.5 times the wingspan, to keep clear of the aircraft's wake. The con...

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by Alexsing
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 NEO Engine - Please Explain
Replies: 14
Views: 7046

Re: A321 NEO Engine - Please Explain

I might be wrong, but it could be for noise reduction purposes, in the same way that the nacelles of the -1B on the 737MAX have chevrons. This extrusion is by the way present on all Leap -1A nacelles, so also on the 319neo and 320neo.

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by Alexsing
Mon May 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream G2 #1 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Gulfstream G2 #1 Question

It is actually currently at the Carolinas Aviation Museum, former N55RG, SN001.

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by Alexsing
Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK A380 utilization
Replies: 63
Views: 13299

Re: Emirates EK A380 utilization

To get an idea of how your calculations compare to reality, SQ's utilisation rate is of about 14.5 hours/day/frame, from insider source. You -- or anyone for that matter -- can readily calculate the utilization rate for the program above, for the week of 1 May. The total block times for the week di...

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by Alexsing
Wed May 03, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK A380 utilization
Replies: 63
Views: 13299

Re: Emirates EK A380 utilization

to compare with other operators Another case for comparison, that of SQ: For the week of May 1, the program is 1234567 SQ 345 ZRH 11:45 - 05:55+SIN => SQ 802 SIN 08:40 - 14:40 PEK 1234567 SQ 403 DEL 21:55 - 06:10+SIN => SQ 860 SIN 08:40 - 12:40 HKG 1234567 SQ 335 CDG 12:00 - 06:50+SIN => SQ 308 SIN...

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by Alexsing
Tue May 02, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1533789

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Ethiopian's newer A350s have a bump in the aft of the roof, while the first one ET-ATQ doesn't. What's this used for? This is typically the WiFi antenna Actually it is the radome for the satellite antenna. The Wifi antennas are inside of the aircraft. What I meant by metonymy, but thank you for cla...

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by Alexsing
Tue May 02, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1533789

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

berari wrote:
Ethiopian's newer A350s have a bump in the aft of the roof, while the first one ET-ATQ doesn't. What's this used for?


This is typically the WiFi antenna

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by Alexsing
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12267

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Complimentary services and products are the last thing differentiating BA and LCCs. Dropping them will only benefit LCCs in this war, as BA simply can't compete on rock-bottom fares offered by the competition.

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by Alexsing
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 18892

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

Here's one thought though: I'm a regular on the LGW-BOD BA flight. One of the reasons for taking BA being that I know I won't have to take my wallet out after paying for the flight. Why would I spend more on a BA flight when EasyJet basically offers the same level of service? While this is my person...

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