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by Lukas757
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul
Replies: 42
Views: 6798

Re: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul

I must be misreading the article. If LH are going to start charging for spirits (whisky,gin,vodka etc.), I don't see why that will increase consumption. Agree. In any case, it’s up to the FA to decide to serve you more alcohol if you’re getting tipsy. If they have the feeling that you had enough, t...

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by Lukas757
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ unveils new business class for its Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 31
Views: 5374

Re: SQ unveils new business class for its Boeing 737 Max

A different width in each row? Sounds like a nightmare for maintenance.

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by Lukas757
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PMI closed due to passengers escaping from emergency-landed Air Arabia Maroc CMN-SAW flight
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Re: PMI closed due to passengers escaping from emergency-landed Air Arabia Maroc CMN-SAW flight

20 years later and the entire world Is still putting mini bottles in little plastic bags before getting on a plane…. A « bright » idea can’t be undone…. Funny, now that you say it: I was not required to do this in MUC for a flight heading to DXB a week ago. I asked for bags (they are usually on a d...

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by Lukas757
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet A321 flew out-of-balance after seated for A320
Replies: 13
Views: 2608

Re: EasyJet A321 flew out-of-balance after seated for A320

I always thought that on Airbus FBW aircraft, you just command a roll or pitch rate with the sidestick (at least in normal law). But in that case (wrong CG) you wouldn't feel a difference when rotating, since the FBW would just command more elevator to achieve the pitch change/rotation.

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by Lukas757
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OS 65 divert to KEF on September 28
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

Re: OS 65 divert to KEF on September 28

https://www.derstandard.at/story/200013 ... -nach-wien
(German)
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It was a medical diversion. Interesting note: according to Austrian, the reason to return to VIE was because they used some medical equipment on board, and could not restock in KEF.

Source:
https://www.derstandard.at/story/200013 ... -nach-wien
(German)

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by Lukas757
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Re: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?

They all got delivered before the new livery was introduced. They will probably wait until a heavy check is due and will then change to the new one. Austrian is quite a mess right now with 4 different liveries flying around!

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by Lukas757
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do late production A/C differ from earlier examples?
Replies: 9
Views: 1348

Re: How do late production A/C differ from earlier examples?

Thanks for the replies Do airlines have any issues of getting, let's say, two 738s of which one was made before a production mod and one was made after and thus has a different part scheme in certain systems? IIRC Air France requested from Airbus once that they get the „old“ tail fin on some of the...

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by Lukas757
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lowering flaps and gear at the same time.
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

Re: Lowering flaps and gear at the same time.

I remember reading somewhere that on some jetliners it is not recommended to lower gear and flaps at the same time as this places too much demand on the hydraulic system or for some other reason. Sorry, can’t really contribute to the topic, but I think you read this a few months ago in this thread:...

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by Lukas757
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting uses for retired airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1504

Re: Interesting uses for retired airplanes

An interesting one is this DC-3 that has been turned into a McDonald's in Taupo, New Zealand. Also interesting for those who don't want to spend a fortune to eat in a restaurant in an aircraft. http://transpressnz.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-latest-mcdonalds-dc-3-livery-taupo.html Been there. It’s „ju...

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by Lukas757
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3991

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

DL_Mech wrote:
The three cargo door 757s are pretty rare.


How can you access the bulk cargo hold on 757s without the bulk cargo door?

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by Lukas757
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11154

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

From the PDF: „Managing Director: Harald Zirngibl“

A famous German bank robber.

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by Lukas757
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2479

Re: Strange business names

[threeid][/threeid] There’s a restaurant in Barcelona that I’ll have to modify for community standards: My F***ing Restaurant Another odd one is a window treatments company called ‘I’m The Blind Lady’ There was a FOK Bar in the Barceloneta part of Barcelona, with a lot of bad references in the menue...

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by Lukas757
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

FBW Airbus do compute the gross weight, although only after the aircraft is in the air. If the difference between the entered GW in the FMS and the computed GW is higher than 7 tonnes, an amber ECAM alert „CHECK GW“ will show in the cockpit. This is calculated via the flight computers using data fro...

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by Lukas757
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

On of my friends (which is obviously pretty smart) asked me why they are calculating this and entering these parameters by hand if you can also just enter the runway length for example and let the FMC measure the acceleration rate. Simply because its too late to measure the weight at the runway. Th...

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by Lukas757
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2636

Re: Door Latch Question

http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraft_general.htm#Doors
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There is a warning light for every door on the 737 if not properly latched.
It will illuminate together with the master caution light.

For reference:
http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraft_general.htm#Doors

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by Lukas757
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 55
Views: 13643

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

gabrielruda wrote:
Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Any updates on this door? Was it proven to be from Aeroperu?

Unfortunately not, but it's possible that from Aeroperú. :airplane:


May I ask for your source? I think the question was headed towards the OP.

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by Lukas757
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12835

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

The engines must be placed far enough apart such that there is a less than one in a million chance if the 3 (there are almost always three equal sized pieces) buts of rotor flung out, each weighing 25 to 30 kg, have less than a 1 in a million chance of taking out the other engine. Almost impossible...

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by Lukas757
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus innovation - removable fuel cell propeller propulsion system
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: Airbus innovation - removable fuel cell propeller propulsion system

Flying-Tiger wrote:
Agreed. Just think about the delivery trucks in cities which drive on average a couple of 100 meters between stops (if at all) and come out at 30 liters or more per kilometer, whilst at the same time only doing 100 km per day.


You are around 2 digits off here. It should be 0,3 liters per Kilometer.

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by Lukas757
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First plane that needed software?
Replies: 56
Views: 5715

Re: First plane that needed software?

Oops. I meant Mechanical Backup, not Direct law! Out of curiosity, has an Airbus ever had to use Mechanical Backup outside of test flights? Not sure. I've never heard of it. There's so much redundancy in the architecture that it is very unlikely to ever happen. One scenario would be a temporary los...

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by Lukas757
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 371562

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

There will assuredly be some changes, but considering how close it was to Ultimate Load, they might be comparatively minor (like the A380 wing, which I believe needed only some localized structural reinforcement in the area that failed). Some said that most probably the area will be strengthened an...

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by Lukas757
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED
Replies: 32
Views: 3275

Re: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED

Boeing757100 wrote:

From the thread titled All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net, I got a ton of laughs from stories...


For me, the links in the old thread don’t work. I always get to the main page.

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by Lukas757
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 101
Views: 12778

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

747classic wrote:

All these mods are already "old proven tech with low risk" , except for the lighter composite floor beams


Does this mean the -400 and -400F shared the same floor beams, but the -8 and -8F have different ones?

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by Lukas757
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13473

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

http://avherald.com/h?article=4df212c7&opt=0
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Some interesting pictures on AvHerald. Apparently the debris went through the fuselage.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4df212c7&opt=0

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by Lukas757
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?
Replies: 25
Views: 3741

Re: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?

It might also be advisable to contact ops and engineering via ACARS or satcom so they can run numbers for you, and just generally support you with diversion options, available runways, RFF capability and so forth. They actually tried this via HF in that case, but were not able since the equipment a...

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by Lukas757
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia to serve again BRU-INN between December '20 & April '21
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: Transavia to serve again BRU-INN between December '20 & April '21

That’s great news. There are some flight already listed at the winter schedule 20/21 on INNs homepage, but I’m not sure if all routes are really going to happen. The Netherlands and GB would be very important for the winter tourism, but this is only going to happen if COVID cases go down in all coun...

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by Lukas757
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)
Replies: 33
Views: 6401

Re: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)

If you look at aircraft more or less contemporary to the A330, like the Tristar and the DC-10, they don't have large fairings either. Actually, the DC-10 does have a quite large fairing underneath and behind the wing, which even got extended as far as half way on top of the cargo door. But yes, the...

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by Lukas757
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 85
Views: 13268

Re: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification

OldAeroGuy wrote:
jagraham wrote:
OldAeroGuy wrote:

add a little more fuel burn for the larger diameter, but agreed.


Fan diameter should be included in the 10%.


I think what he means is the increased drag due to the larger cowling (due to the larger fan)

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by Lukas757
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handle on side of overhead bins
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Re: Handle on side of overhead bins

Thanks a lot for the infos, seems like a clever feature!

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by Lukas757
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handle on side of overhead bins
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Handle on side of overhead bins

Maybe I just never noticed before, but on my last flight on a FR 738 I saw this for the first time. Before the flight attendants closed the overhead bins, they pulled or pushed a small handle on the side of the bin. I attached a picture of it, the handle is in the red circle. I guess the explanation...

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by Lukas757
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?
Replies: 29
Views: 5409

Re: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?

Starlionblue wrote:
However, the MD-90 is on its own type cert.


Actually, the MD-88 is also on its own type certificate. The MD-87 was the last under the DC-9 certificate.

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by Lukas757
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011-250 Payload Range
Replies: 15
Views: 4296

Re: L1011-250 Payload Range

Sorry for the OT, but can someone quickly explain what the „buffer“ rows between the smoking and non-smoking rows in the Seat Plan are?

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by Lukas757
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 56
Views: 19374

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

Bear in mind that the outboard engines do have quite a bit more ground clearance than the inboard engines. If you look at picture from a 744 from the front, it does look possible.

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by Lukas757
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 55
Views: 13643

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

I did contact the Australian ATSB - they are looking into it as well. My money is still on Horstroad's analysis. I had another close look last night and you can see a tiny trace of red paint on the stripe area - just like Flight 603. And the part of the black letter that is visible is almost certai...

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by Lukas757
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 55
Views: 13643

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

I think you are on the money Horstroad, that is pretty incredible. The black markings do indeed look like a 5. The color is actually gray - you can see the white gel coat behind that in places. I found it in a very remote spot - it was 20 km from the nearest road access, and I'd say less than 20 pe...

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by Lukas757
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Balloons north of DFW this morning.
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Balloons north of DFW this morning.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon_LLC
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Did they have the Callsign „Loon“?
That’s a former Google business, doing research on internet-connections with balloons.
More info:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon_LLC

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by Lukas757
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 13187

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

To get back to the original post: The position of the bulk cargo door is different. You can spot it when you enlarge the pictures. Any reason MDC would have changed the location? Just a guess, but the wing-body fairing was extended at some point, going halfway over the door (you can actually see th...

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by Lukas757
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 13187

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

To get back to the original post:

The position of the bulk cargo door is different. You can spot it when you enlarge the pictures.

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by Lukas757
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PTU in Airbus?
Replies: 11
Views: 2133

Re: PTU in Airbus?

Here is a very long recording of an A320 PTU: https://youtu.be/XEG1ZfPHkVo Just search for „barking dog“ on YouTube, there are plenty of videos with sound. Never heard it on any other plane. The A320 hydraulic system is different than the one of the newer models. By the way: there is also no PTU-Sou...

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by Lukas757
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24951

Re: Revisiting MH370

How long would the aluminium fuselage last in the salt water? If it’s indeed intact somewhere on the ocean ground, then at some point it will dissolve and some parts (lighter than water) will float around.

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by Lukas757
Sat May 30, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No bare aluminum on retro livery aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: No bare aluminum on retro livery aircraft

Was there any kind of clear coat over the bare metal on the original liveries, or was it just bare polished aluminum?

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by Lukas757
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 84576

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Ronaldo747 wrote:
Despite this (first of x) restructuring plan, if you read/hear at various German media, there is a general agreement that all the A380 probably not fly for LH anymore.


Could you provide a source to one of these articles please?
Thanks

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by Lukas757
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14828

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

rjsampson wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
whereas 3-3-3 would be 3 seats in either direction.


I’m not 100% sure if I completely understand what you mean, but when evacuating only laterally in a 9-abrest Plane, you always have 4 seats in either direction if seated in the middle seat.

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by Lukas757
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 194653

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

PacoMartin wrote:
22 Boeing 777-300ER 24+62+204=350 seats
13 Boeing 787-10 21+54+199=318 seats


There is something wrong here with the maths.

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by Lukas757
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly540 Dash 8-300 overrun at Kapese Airstrip, Kenya
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: Fly540 Dash 8-300 crash/land at Kapese Airstrip, Kenya

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
hdg approx.06/30 (?)


A runway with these headings would have the shape of a banana!

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by Lukas757
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 371562

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE001/23b0deaf


The ground speed was under 150kts (sometimes as low as 100) for the last 10 minutes with altitude fluctuations. Are they doing stall tests?
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Revelation wrote:
Now doing race track pattern north of Spokane..

https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE001/23b0deaf


The ground speed was under 150kts (sometimes as low as 100) for the last 10 minutes with altitude fluctuations. Are they doing stall tests?

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by Lukas757
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 371562

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Are there any cockpit shots released? The only ones I can find are the ~2 year old renderings. Seems a bit odd that there are no real pictures available. The aircraft just flew for the first time not even a week ago, cockpit photos aren’t really a priority. The cockpit must've been finished since m...

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by Lukas757
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 371562

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Are there any cockpit shots released? The only ones I can find are the ~2 year old renderings. Seems a bit odd that there are no real pictures available.

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by Lukas757
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane
Replies: 34
Views: 8080

Re: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

zkojq wrote:
PowerJet wrote:
CriticalPoint wrote:
I think the bigger story here is how torn up and shabby that cabin looked.




I thought the same thing. Retiring soon perhaps?


Me too. Air Canada Express' Q400s are quite new though, aren't they? :scratchchin:


This does not look like a 400 gear, more like -100/-200/-300

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