It doesn’t, they have one emergency exit (exception is GLF that use the windows) and the main cabin door. That’s it for all of them.Jump to post
It’s a pretty building, it IS Sydney in many people. My former employer wanted pictures of its planes in a vivid show of its global range. Guess where—circling overhead the Opera House! It’s done enough that ATC has a plan for aerial photos over it. A corridor from the NE and a tight circle that avo...Jump to post
Embrace the bumps!
A bit narrower (within 2” but a bit tighter at lower section) than the CRJ, significantly smaller than the the other two. Tight fit for 4 across. In any case, not designed as an airliner. At least, the CRJ was designed as a small FDX freighte.
GPS/GLONASS doesn’t eliminate “fat finger” errors which is why we still plot positions over the ocean.Jump to post
GA traffic still can’t overfly China to land at TPE. A friend just went from LOS to TPE with a stop in the Maldives to avoid China. Overflight would have made it a non-stop.
I don't know anyone who uses minimums for planning purposes. They all want a healthy safety margin. It also makes a difference if it's landing or taking off, maximum load or empty. Really? If the calculated field length for take-off is 9,000’ and the TODA is 9,002’ they don’t depart? If the LDA is ...Jump to post
It was pretty horrible then, too. Traffic was less, but the road access still crowded. Terminals were new but nearly obsolete after opening. Just about all US-bound flights landed there, so it was busy. Fragmentation has actually helped by ending the days of landing at JFK, clear in, then connect to...Jump to post
They could all make it with a refueling stop in Easter Island. That's a bit north of the route, however to remain within ETOPS range they'd have to fly that northern route anyway. Therefor it's not that much of a detour. Chacalluta to Mataveri is only a short distance, so getting off wouldn't be th...Jump to post
So me a business case, please. Non-recurring costs, build costs, number of buyers and number of sales at a unit price that covers build plus amortizes the NRC. It’s nearly impossible to see a business case today. Gulfstream is and has been very good at maintaining their “brand”. They build to demand...Jump to post
Yes, not widely supported by the opinion polls of US citizens, but LBJ wisely spread the money and facilities across the South—Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida; private contractors in most southern states. He did it to get Congressional support. There was chumminess in Congress “across the ai...Jump to post
On the great circle routing, but to maintain ETOPS 180 the routing would be well north, but longer 6,400-ish. Against the wind it might be challenging, but I don’t have access to a G7500 planning program. Above F410, there are often reduced winds.Jump to post
The bizjets would all do it. I dont think any of the airliners could make off 7,000’. Field performance and cruise above F400 are key parameters in bizjet design.
Usually ATC, will day something like, “Shamrock 13T, there’s Speedbird 13G on the frequency. Over the ocean, it’s all CPDLC, much less chance of an error.Jump to post
When Canadair bought the Lear design, they expanded the fuselage diameter to meet a FDX requirement for a small freighter, they were a big early buyer. This change made 2-2 seating possible. Gulfstream has no such advantage, it’d be a clean sheet design with no business case.Jump to post
The big issue people have is why is Narcan "free" but so many other life saving medications aren't? I can afford another few bucks across my lifetime. Anything that cost effective that can practically save several lives each year they should carry too. I noticed in NYC recently a lot of a...Jump to post
To answer the question, the 707-320 was about an 11-hour plane with a close alternate.and reasonable weather.Jump to post
Very much agreed, HOWEVER, the audience for viral diarrhea is just as clueless and gullible as the source and will lap it up with giant spoon.
Funny history is gin control laws were originally passed to PREVENT blacks from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. As recently as the Black Panthers era, blacks openly carried. To this case, DeBlasio could have had the officer fired over the five years and didn’t. There’s no interest in doing so...Jump to post
Em...if people don’t like it here, they can go back to where they came from, regardless how long they’ve been here family wise. That’s not racist. These four are constantly complaining about America. Hell, they were calling Pelosi a racist a couple of weeks ago. This is nothing but more drama on th...Jump to post
No, it was diverted with everyone else. The crew certainly didn’t have a Priority Tasking List number (my memory of the precise acronym is gone) that would have allowed access to US airspace. Every flight once the US airspace was closed required a NORAD number to operate. My squadron operated a few ...Jump to post
The MD-90 had received 328 orders and options three months after its November 1989 launch. What happened to cause it to end up with only 116 aircraft deliveries? The options were cancelled; it wasn’t efficient owing to ballast being added forward to offset the heavy engines; Boeing took over and wa...Jump to post
Strikes always seem like a very inefficient and ugly solution to aerodynamic shortfalls, same with ventral vertical fin extensions An electronic solution Is far more efficient, better looking and more cost effective if done properly That’s the key Used all the time though. The delta fines on the Le...Jump to post
The FBI investigated in 2014 under Loretta Lynch after the NY grand jury didn’t indict the officer and the federal prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. The Obama administration failed to prosecute, its over. This how line of discussion isn’t about the NYPD, Eric Garner, it’s about politics. GF The d...Jump to post
The FBI investigated in 2014 under Loretta Lynch after the NY grand jury didn’t indict the officer and the federal prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. The Obama administration failed to prosecute, its over. This how line of discussion isn’t about the NYPD, Eric Garner, it’s about politics.
Every law, in the end, rests on violence legalized by the voters. Garner’s death is a tragedy because he was violating a tax law and government isn’t about to share its money with poor black men. Stop giving the government these powers and Eric Garner would be alive selling untaxed “loosies”. They’v...Jump to post
The three-position switch said, RETRACT-AUTO-DEPLOY. Parked on the ground it was in retract before shutdown and put in auto during pre-take-off checklist. New left seaters would sometimes drop with clunk. I’d just say, wait a moment, go to RETRACT, then try again to AUTO. It was nice being able to r...Jump to post
This was a scheduled stop for a crew change, only a 2 man crew on this one. Other pilot was used to cover an FCO outbound. Interesting. Why would they do the crew change there instead of BOS or JFK where they have daily A330 ops & crew? KBGR is quick turn, fast customs and immigration, new crew...Jump to post
There are trucking forums. Can’t be too hard based on the truck numbers at Nogales.Jump to post
Hard to know as the fees are usually in commercial contracts that may or may not be public. I know from bizjet experience the fees are often reduced or eliminated if fuel or services are purchased. KMIA would drop the fees, if a purchase of 500 gallons of fuel was made.Jump to post
747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected more orders. Nose load feature helps to Boeing to maintain 747 line in production. Even with the freighter ...Jump to post
I assume the 737s in question don't belong to AA, but to someone else. Which just adds more cost to picking them up, since you'd need to refit and rebrand them as well. Depending on their status, some expensive maintenance might be needed. Pilots would have to retrained which would probably require...Jump to post
All of the bizjets are. A light-ish Global will level at 430 in about 17 minutes as will a Challenger 350; if unrestricted by ATC. 20 degrees of deck angle an still increasing airspeed on departure. I’m sure a G IV will be doing 5,000fpm+ down low. Same engines as the Fokker 100. The G V and Global ...Jump to post