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by Tkt96
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 243969

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Doesn't it look like the E2 is a dead duck due to scope clauses? Wiki says. E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. E195E2, does it have too many seats to be part of scope clause that would allow added 76 seaters? E190E2 might be the only aircraft if...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Have you thought about crew training? Crew training on an unaugmented flight is 2 pilots. Check airmen and trainee. Crew training on an augmented flight would be 4 pilots since the pilot getting training wouldn't be able to be in the cockpit alone with the relief pilot while the check airmen is on ...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Usually over 8 hours requires 3 pilots...the problem with these return flights is they leave so early that the on duty period is very restricted due to the crew still being on he N.Y. eastern US time zone. Some of these UK return flights might be under 8 hours but still not be legal for 2 pilots be...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Have you thought about crew training? Crew training on an unaugmented flight is 2 pilots. Check airmen and trainee. Crew training on an augmented flight would be 4 pilots since the pilot getting training wouldn't be able to be in the cockpit alone with the relief pilot while the check airmen is on ...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I heard that AF (which has powerful unions as everyone knows) has more relief pilots per long haul flight than required. Can anyone confirm? There are lots of situations that on paper don't require a relief pilot. That doesn't mean it's smart. Honestly is it really a good idea to depart at 10pm for...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Seems quite silly. In my airline we do 8 hour flights just two pilots. Most short haul pilots have longer working days, easily working up to 12 hours nonstop pretty much, doing multiple legs. I definitely prefer flying long haul to short haul myself. But the short haul pilots are acclimated to the ...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Usually over 8 hours requires 3 pilots...the problem with these return flights is they leave so early that the on duty period is very restricted due to the crew still being on he N.Y. eastern US time zone. Some of these UK return flights might be under 8 hours but still not be legal for 2 pilots bec...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

No they wouldnt do a 13 hour Europe turn. The pilots probably already left...chances are they stay at a different hotel than the FA's and took seperate transportation.

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

The return flight is most certainly longer than the eastbound flight. Plus, depending on how early the return flight departs using the crews "body clock" which would still be on Eastern Time in the US, FAR 117 could required 3 pilots.

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by Tkt96
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3059

Re: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

Pilots must have PASSED all testing from local police because the same crew flew the flight back today.

Looks more like a mistake from overzealous security.

Probably took a delay and ran out of duty time yesterday.

Sadly a retraction or apology will never make the front page of the newspaper

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