Guns. You guys definitely need more guns. And definitely no licenses and background checks. Just guns for everyone. That will fix things. I don't remember anyone saying we don't need permits and background checks but don't get let that stand in the way to a anti USA rant. :sarcastic: “Since Texas h...Jump to post
Guns. You guys definitely need more guns. And definitely no licenses and background checks. Just guns for everyone. That will fix things. Don’t forget military grade body armour and helmets! Ooh, and lest I forget: thoughts and prayers. Yes, definitely more thoughts and prayers. Always very helpful.Jump to post
FA here. I absolutely love and hate the A350. Poorly designed forward galley, where the galley space was taken out to enlarge the flight deck resulting in almost zero counter space or anywhere to stand without falling over your colleagues. I love the rest of the airplane, but the design of the forw...Jump to post
You will be limited to about 257 000kg using todays METAR of 240/5, 25Deg C, QNH 30.03, Rwy 25: RTOW: 257 000kg (MTOW 275 000kg) RZFW: 167 000kg (MZFW 181 000kg) FUEL: 90 000kg (SJO-MUC + 8000kg Alt Fuel) Thanks much, T54A. So with a full pax load of about 28t does that leave any room for cargo pay...Jump to post
IAD for me. The A330 needed the longer runways on some days when operating on the IAD-ACC sector. You had to wait for ATC to slot you in when most other departures were using the shorter runways.Jump to post
Not in the airline I operated. All the airframes of each same type were equally ETOPS/EDTO ‘rated’. Since we operated A340-300, A340-600, A330-200, A330-300 and A350-900 as a multi-fleet (pilots flew all types), we would just check the Computerised Flight Plan had the correct ETOPS (actually EDTO) ...Jump to post
Not in the airline I operated. All the airframes of each same type were equally ETOPS/EDTO ‘rated’. Since we operated A340-300, A340-600, A330-200, A330-300 and A350-900 as a multi-fleet (pilots flew all types), we would just check the Computerised Flight Plan had the correct ETOPS (actually EDTO) v...Jump to post
The approval is more related to the airline, not the aircraft. Airlines are approved by regulators (CASA in terms of QF) to conduct ETOPS, not specific aircraft tails. It is that regulatory approval which limits the times and routes they can operate. Yes this is true, but different aircraft types a...Jump to post
Simple question Do BA and LH operate the A350 and A380 as a common fleet for the pilots? Definite no for LH. No idea about BA. I flew the A330, A340 and A350 as a common fleet at SAA. I however felt the A330/350 common type rating was a bit of a stretch. Surely the A350 and A380 are more closely al...Jump to post
There was apparently a bunk MEL issue. Not a completely unusual situation. I’ve operated a flight with a similar issue when Cabin Crew Bunk ventilation was inop. Not sure what MEL issue the bunk could have when the aircraft involved don’t have bunks. Apparently the proper solution will be fitted cu...Jump to post
There was apparently a bunk MEL issue. Not a completely unusual situation. I’ve operated a flight with a similar issue when Cabin Crew Bunk ventilation was inop.Jump to post
So are you are saying IATA does IOSA audits on non member airlines? Correct. Any airline apply (and pay) for the certification. Lots of LCCs (e.g. AirAsia, Jetstar etc) are IOSA qualified but not IATA members themselves. Getting IOSA certification gives airlines numerous benefits in international o...Jump to post
BHRN wrote:T54A wrote:II will not fly on an airline that is not a member of IATA and has therefore not been through an IOSA audit.
There are airlines that aren't IATA member but are certified to IOSA standards.
SAA is a basket case with a handful of aircraft they could claw onto from the Business Rescue process. There are a couple of A319’s (nearly 20yrs old), a couple of A320’s (fairly new), and a mix match of A343 and A346’s. Not even sure if they hung onto any A330’s. The greatly advertised investment b...Jump to post
That’s quite elegant, has this actually been installed on any aircraft yet for testing? Or just on paper so far? Not aware of any orders Agreed, just a proposal at this stage. That’s why I’m trying to figure if there is any value in the economics, and which of the -300, -500 or -600 would be most v...Jump to post
What is the OEW difference between a A333 and a A333 P2F? Not exactly the thing you ask for, but there was an estimate on A350F thread, and I believe it was somewhere in 10..15T area. Depends a lot on required (or not, maybe some operators would take passenger floor for volume cargo) strengthening ...Jump to post
What is the OEW difference between a A333 and a A333 P2F? I’m trying to guess the weight saving from removing the pax equipment. I’ve got the Basic Weight (term used in W&B manual) of a A346 at 179500kg, MZFW of 245000kg and a MTOW of 368000kg. What would the potential freight payload be of an A...Jump to post
I know the A340 P2F has been discussed before, but now that there are A330 P2F conversions available, surely there is a motivation for do a A340 P2F? The A343, A345 and A346 can each offer unique freighter option at the fraction of the cost of a new build. The airframe structure of an A340 and A330 ...Jump to post
The size of the aircraft is not that relevant as turn radius is a function of speed. When the approach is designed the aircraft category is used to determine minima. So assuming Cat C and D minimas are available, there is no reason why a wide body couldn’t use the approach.Jump to post
Been a domestic aircraft it would have only been used on short sectors, and therefore would have carried a relatively light fuel load. A full 744D on a short flight could weight nearly 100t less than a full normal B744 with fuel for a long flight. Therefore the B744D performance would appear better,...Jump to post
https://www.google.com/amp/s/eurasiantimes.com/boeing-to-offer-worlds-fastest-heavy-duty-fighters-to-india/ Boeing is said to be pulling the F-18 and is offering the F-15 to the Indian AF. That and the approval of F-15 to Egypt and the potential for Indonesia is the latest in the F-15. bt With Indi...Jump to post
I would take those numbers with a pinch of salt. I suspect many of deaths were ‘died with Covid’ as opposed to ‘died from Covid’.Jump to post
Not to throw out wild theories but could it have been turbulence from a heavy that upset this into an unrecoverable stall? I'm thinking back to the Bombardier Challenger that lost 9000ft due to the turbulence of the passing A380 1000' above in 60 seconds. Just something to consider, even though I d...Jump to post
Does China Eastern do UPRT training? I would assume that by now that any airline worth it's salt would done UPRT for every pilot in the company.Jump to post
[/quote].On the 320 series if the temp is above 30c, flaps are extended to Flaps 1 while parked to prevent a bleed air leak ECAM. From what I understand, the bleed air leak detectors are quite sensitive, and can cause the ECAM erroneously if the flaps are left up and excess heat is trapped in that a...Jump to post
Grounding has now been declared indefinite.
http://caa.co.za/Media%20Statements/202 ... lights.pdf
From a ICAO draft manual found after some Googling: These new EDTO provisions are based on best practices and lessons learned from extended range operations by twin‐engine aeroplanes (ETOPS) to ensure that all operators and new entrants operate at the same level of safety in order to maintain the cu...Jump to post
Guys research EDTO. The rules now apply to quads and well as twins and tri’s. For example, my last company had A330’s and A350’s that had a greater EDTO diversion times than the A340’s. This was due to fire suppression in the cargo holds.Jump to post
KingOrGod wrote:T54A wrote:Yes in a heavy A343 out of JNB in the summer
Pretty much any heavy quad out of JNB in summer tbh.
North American T6
King Air 200
Yes in a heavy A343 out of JNB in the summerJump to post
kalvado wrote:And with all that high drag high lift devices, did it make a difference for landing speed?
While unlikely, it’s possible the pilots elected for a Flap 40 landing. It’s a huge amount of drag and required a fair amount of thrust. In my 1500hrs flying the 727, I only ever did about 5 Flap 40 landings.Jump to post
Something doesn’t add up, wouldn’t the plane still be in manual control this early into the flight? Not familiar with the 777 flight systems. Some pilots engage the automation as soon as the wheels are up, but not sure on specific planes and their differences. There was a famous quip about Asiana s...Jump to post
Do the complaints about Qatar pilots flight and duty hours in other threads not point towards a conflict of interest between the operator and the regulator? In this example, do Qatar pilots fly to the same FDP limitations as their European colleagues. If not why not? I know this is not a FDP discuss...Jump to post
Let me give you a small example of how advanced the A350 is. SAA used to lift about 135t of fuel and flew at M0.82/83 in the 317 seat A346 on the JNB-JFK route. Obviously this was dependent on conditions of the day. The 330 seat A359 lifted about 95t of fuel and flew at M0.85/86. Work out those savi...Jump to post