The old Air Canada colour scheme was a shocker for me.Jump to post
I know this seem like a really stupid question at time considering the mass lay off at EK, but I was wondering when would they expect to begin expanding again. Have they cut staff to the bare minimum for the next few month or is their some fat left in the staff numbers to absorb post Covid route ex...Jump to post
I know this seem like a really stupid question at time considering the mass lay off at EK, but I was wondering when would they expect to begin expanding again. Have they cut staff to the bare minimum for the next few month or is their some fat left in the staff numbers to absorb post Covid route exp...Jump to post
9 June, 2020: Three SAA A319 aircraft are being ferried from JNB to Accra and beyond........ 1. SA4702 A319 ZS-SFI 2. SA4701 A319 ZS-SFG 3. SA4703 A319 ZS-SFM https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-sfi https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-sfg https://www.flightradar24.com/data/air...Jump to post
There was a cell tower and a billboard that were erroneously included in the obstacle data (03L). They were removed in December. Not sure if there is anything specific in the way now. So, do the following statements still stand? 280t is meaningless out of JNB. An A359 will seldom see more than 270t...Jump to post
See MoKa's answers. Numbers seem to be quite off - sure, weather could be real factor, but since TOW expected in these conditions maxed at around 270t, and OEW at ~136t consensus, math doesn't add up. 136+43 payload+102t fuel+reserves (assume just 5t) goes over 280t This was my mistake in the words...Jump to post
ojjunior wrote:SA did 4 ferry flights GRU-TUS last night.
3 of them still airborne.
All A332, probably storage/returning to lessors.
ikolkyo wrote:DL's latest A359s should be fine as long as they are fully rated at 280t. Not sure if it can match the 77L but obviously DL is happy with the projections.
In regards to auto brakes are they always used or is there a place and time for using manual braking? I used to operate a Joburg-Accra-Abidjan-Accra shuttle in an A330 or A340. Both of those runways are long and runway occupancy time isn’t a big factor. In that case we used to no braking and max re...Jump to post
Not quite. A339 would be directly matched against 359. And not bring anything new but a few problems to solve. A349 (let's call it that way) would have a couple of things not provided by A359. It would benefit from 4 holes in terms of climb performance (calculated for 3 engines in case of fatal eng...Jump to post
It appears the SSA probes are optional. Looking at the four SAA machines, two have the SSA probes (MSN 226/245, ex Hainan) and two don’t (MSN 354/365, ex Mauritius. I mentioned this in my post two weeks ago. They aren't optional. They've been deleted from later examples since they have been made re...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:T54A wrote:SAA also use ‘Island holding’ reserves. Essentially no alternate, 2 hrs holding fuel and 30min final reserve.
We have 2 hours holding at cruise level, replacing both alternate fuel and final reserve fuel.
Civilian aircraft fly over FJDG all the time. It isn’t a special secret ‘Area 52’.Jump to post
Indeed... Especially weird since in the 'bus if you want to descend at a steeper angle you need to... accelerate. :D But I guess it is pretty appropriate until top of drop. It's probably a case of Frenglish, just like the judgement of your landing right after touching down. Didn't the older frames ...Jump to post
Flying the A350 over the last couple months has been an absolute pleasure. The large cockpit is a massive improvement over the A330/340, especially when operating with four crew. HOWEVER, the cockpit dustbins are really small (yes I know it’s a silly observation) considering it’s designed to fly for...Jump to post
Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, Suncountry, Easyjet, Ryanair: “single fleet type is the way to go.” Southwest: “YOU CANT DO BUSINESS WITH A SINGLE TYPE FLEET!!!” No one said you can’t make money with a single type. The idea is to mitigate the risk to future business associated with a single type. The ...Jump to post
What’s the autoland crosswind limitation of a 320? What’s the max demonstrated limitation? I can do a lot of things in the sim that don’t work in real life. Zeke only mentions the Autoland in a 40kt crosswind in the sim as a great way to demonstrate the correct technique. It’s got nothing to with l...Jump to post
For sheer class this BA 747 in a x-wind at Heathrow is unbeatable. Full marks to Etihad but as has been mentioned above, should have kicked the drift off before touchdown, that would have been a big swerve for the pax and pretty rough on the airframe. This BA landing gets it exactly right, pax woul...Jump to post
M564038 wrote:I would never fly on anything that have Windows.
Not even Boeing have windows, and they are from Seattle!rigo wrote:To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens).
Part of my bi-annual sim training on A330/340 last year was tail strike risk during gusty and crosswind conditions. It’s definitely a threat.Jump to post
I already know of a business that can’t order extra stock because factory workers who were on Chinese New Year break can’t get back to work.Jump to post
South Africa now also investigating Airbus deals going back to 2002.
https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industr ... l-20200131
AFAIK, The 350 uses cruise flaps to shift the center of lift towards the c.g. It essentially does the same job as the trim tank, but without all the plumbing. Without all the plumbing indeed. The A350 solution simplifies the fuel system immensely compared to the A330. In the words of one of our tec...Jump to post
I find two glasses of red wine helpJump to post
SAA Staff going on strike due to job cut. https://simpleflying.com/saa-strike-bankrupt/ They will kill the airline. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Tito Mboweni stands his ground and let the airline flame out. It would be sad to see SAA go under but it's been a massive drag on the economy, and it...Jump to post
Slowly reality is sinking in. Just one thing is worse than leaving the sole 737 fleet strategy, that is sticking with it. https://images.nrc.nl/3cuyvnYr7ZIQJ7owfNgjtJYfePE=/1920x/filters:no_upscale()/s3/static.nrc.nl/images/gn4/stripped/data44423629-fa02ea.jpg Source photo: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuw...Jump to post
SAA JNB-JFK-JNB (A340-600)
SAA JNB-HKG-JNB (A340-300)