I know a guy who does this, a retired TWA captain. But I never had the nerve to ask him. Is there a lot of profit to be made in this profession? This former TWA captain told me that breaking up Convair 880's was hard because the fuselage skins were so thick. Maybe he was joking with me though. some...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
A different width in each row? Sounds like a nightmare for maintenance.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.
https://www.derstandard.at/story/200013 ... -nach-wien
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The A340 has an integrated foldable ladder to access the aircraft from outside.
Here is a training video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKrHO6a04Cw
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
There is a warning light for every door on the 737 if not properly latched.
It will illuminate together with the master caution light.
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
All these mods are already "old proven tech with low risk" , except for the lighter composite floor beams
CCV from the overrun:
Some interesting pictures on AvHerald. Apparently the debris went through the fuselage.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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%.
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...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:However, the MD-90 is on its own type cert.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Did they have the Callsign „Loon“?
That’s a former Google business, doing research on internet-connections with balloons.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
rjsampson wrote:Ziyulu wrote:whereas 3-3-3 would be 3 seats in either direction.
PacoMartin wrote:22 Boeing 777-300ER 24+62+204=350 seats
13 Boeing 787-10 21+54+199=318 seats
SheikhDjibouti wrote:hdg approx.06/30 (?)
Revelation wrote:Now doing race track pattern north of Spokane..
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...Jump to post