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by Lucifer
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Engine 747!
Replies: 56
Views: 60372

RE: 5 Engine 747!

You probably saw additional heat exhaust from the air conditioning packs, which are in the belly of the aircraft.

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by Lucifer
Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Leaving Manchester?
Replies: 41
Views: 5611

RE: BA Leaving Manchester?

The flight to New York is operated in name by Citiexpress, with aircraft and crew actually being provided by Mainline - not by Citiexpress.

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by Lucifer
Tue May 31, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile Phones Safe On Aircraft List?
Replies: 17
Views: 2781

RE: Mobile Phones Safe On Aircraft List?

The problem is Spike that there is no scientific evidence that it is indeed the case that they are safe. Thought there are probably many phones on for the duration of a flight, few are in the vicinity of the navigation equipment in the flight deck - proximity to this has indeed shown deviations from...

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by Lucifer
Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Deck Visits
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

RE: Flight Deck Visits

Please don't put staff in an uncomfortable position or place them in danger of contravening the rules in the UK. Any G- registered aircraft is subject to strict rules that do not allow any non-operational crew except some positioning crew on the flightdeck at any point in the flight. You only need s...

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by Lucifer
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With 744?
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

RE: Airlines With 744?

Emirates don't operate - operated by Atlas with Atlas aircraft even where painted as Emirates. Perhaps Boeing website has something on it?

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by Lucifer
Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Next To Buy The 7E7?
Replies: 38
Views: 10117

RE: Who's Next To Buy The 7E7?

BA once they get rid of the 767s?

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by Lucifer
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Europe Via The US?
Replies: 20
Views: 6284

RE: Qantas To Europe Via The US?

No - too far from Australia that way, and no longer commercially viable. ANZ/BA used to have a Joint Venture via Los Angeles, but Qantas does all its UK flights with the BA Joint Venture.

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by Lucifer
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Lands 200 7E7 Down Payments
Replies: 66
Views: 11431

RE: Boeing Lands 200 7E7 Down Payments

In many cases, stock market listing rules will dictate when or not such announcements must be made. To reveal such downpayments would cause unwanted and unintended city reactions, which mut be avoided. Further announcements are in some cases illegal by SEC listing rules.

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by Lucifer
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Change Reservation, Cancel, Or Not Show Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 24001

RE: To Change Reservation, Cancel, Or Not Show Up?

Do you have any travel insurance? If so, then just claim on the policy if you cannot make the flight due to exceptional circumstances (if within policy rules). Besides most carriers would be happy to waive fees in exceptional circumstances. Pgh's fare was one-way: cancellations of full intiniery is ...

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by Lucifer
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

RE: BMI Question

They don't scrape aircraft paint off!! Any sharps near the fuselage skin can irrepairably damage the aircraft.

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by Lucifer
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 757 "callsign" Question
Replies: 31
Views: 4983

RE: A 757 "callsign" Question

The 757 is considered by many to warrant a heavy callsign due to the extremely high-performance wings, which generate such great lift that the following aircraft often experience 'heavy'-style turbulence while only given a medium separation. The -200 does not, I believe, have a heavy categorisation ...

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by Lucifer
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerohonduras.com Is Up!
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

RE: Aerohonduras.com Is Up!

If you can't get a new website, some ISPs take up to 7 days to notice new addresses on the net, and therefore some people may get them already while others might not. It simply depends upon your ISP unfortunately.

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by Lucifer
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Training In Russia?
Replies: 2
Views: 6152

RE: Flight Training In Russia?

There is much talk of doing something to ensure that future pilots in Russia come from a younger background at the moment, since the average age is up near the 50s mark (apparantly!). Notwithstanding the fact that there is a great deal of money in Russia, much of it is at the top and I imagine few o...

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by Lucifer
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Will Not Allow Res More Then 90 Days In Star?
Replies: 1
Views: 3368

RE: LH Will Not Allow Res More Then 90 Days In Star?

Frequent flyers at Flyertalk would probably be your best bet for an answer?

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by Lucifer
Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Snba Sell It's LHR Slots To BA?
Replies: 5
Views: 3465

RE: Did Snba Sell It's LHR Slots To BA?

I thought they were sold?

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by Lucifer
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777LR & B773ER Possible Customers?
Replies: 94
Views: 8590

RE: B777LR & B773ER Possible Customers?

There's never been a deadstick 777 landing at BA. And I will eat my hat and give you the keys to Buckingham Palace if you can prove me wrong.

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by Lucifer
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Any Airliners Fly Above/below 33,000
Replies: 71
Views: 11287

RE: Do Any Airliners Fly Above/below 33,000

Aircraft will step climb throughout the duration of a longhaul flight, since the weight decreases as fuel is burnt. Height may often be limited by a high stall speed meeting with the high-speed buffet speed, above which the aircraft will meet both high-speed buffet and stall at the same time (see de...

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by Lucifer
Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Turns 20 Years Old Today
Replies: 38
Views: 6034

RE: Virgin Atlantic Turns 20 Years Old Today

Have you not noticed the economic crash that Argentina recently suffered?!! They too are not a charity.

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by Lucifer
Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maybe Again Concorde?
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

RE: Maybe Again Concorde?

Not with the corrosion issues that they had after it had been grouded following the 2000 Paris crash. There was a substantial weight loss after 3 supersonic cycles, according to Claud Freeman, that negate keeping it long, without flying it. And keeping it to fly would require commercial operations t...

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by Lucifer
Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde AS A Bomber
Replies: 34
Views: 8352

RE: Concorde AS A Bomber

And great range they would have. Not.

Besides there are only 5 airworthy examples

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by Lucifer
Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777 Landing Capabilities In Wind Shear Conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 3012

RE: B777 Landing Capabilities In Wind Shear Conditions

There isn't, and he means that performance in windshear in monitored and it will, of course, have a marked effect on any aircraft if not performed correctly, for example on a 777.

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by Lucifer
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 10770

RE: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?

Air Canada operate from Toronto to Barbados following the withdrawl of the 747 Classic on the route. 5hrs40mins Northbound. Nonstop

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by Lucifer
Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next BIG Order?
Replies: 56
Views: 6826

RE: BA's Next BIG Order?

Behrami - the A321 is already on order, replacing the A318 order which was cancelled due to the closure of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Regional by effectively transferring the business to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> CitiExpress 737NG would be unlikely to be ordere...

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by Lucifer
Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Lucrative Route
Replies: 67
Views: 8547

RE: World's Most Lucrative Route

Donder 10 - additionally Lagos is above LA in profitability - that I am fairly confident of

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by Lucifer
Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Lucrative Route
Replies: 67
Views: 8547

RE: World's Most Lucrative Route

You're all wrong (probably) - the world's most lucrative route can't be something that is as competitive as <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, b...

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by Lucifer
Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American MD-80 Lands On Taxiway At SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 11232

RE: American MD-80 Lands On Taxiway At SEA

In fact I was wrong - it did nearly hit something: see below. "The incident involved a near-miss ground collision of a Boeing 737 and a British Aerospace One-Eleven (BAC 1-11) at Gatwick Airport. The BAC 1-11 landed on taxiway 2 at 2123 hours after making a night visual approach to runway 08L. A Boe...

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by Lucifer
Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American MD-80 Lands On Taxiway At SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 11232

RE: American MD-80 Lands On Taxiway At SEA

An incident such as this may be the result of poor conditions for situational awareness compounded by many factors more than we are yet aware of. Don't be so quick to blame pilots for what may have been a situation compounded by other factors. A simple reference to the visibility and time is wholly ...

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by Lucifer
Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Come EK Isn't In US Yet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3635

RE: How Come EK Isn't In US Yet?

Plus hot and heavy conditions in Dubai make it impossible to get thzt stated range year round.

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by Lucifer
Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Go For A340s?
Replies: 93
Views: 9594

RE: United To Go For A340s?

Well, different ones are going to be more efficient depending on your route profiles etc, so it is hardly a case of one is more efficient than the other full stop. One is bought over the other depending upon the engineering costs as well as the direct operating costs, and also what the alliance part...

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by Lucifer
Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Tells Me To Suck It Up!
Replies: 38
Views: 5995

RE: Passenger Tells Me To Suck It Up!

Perhaps they are nervous flyers and are masking their fear by being loud - just the kind of situation that can lead to heavy drinking on and before flights. Your best option would have been to speak to cabin staff first, since commenting yourself in perhaps and aggressive tone (though of course us r...

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by Lucifer
Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Boeing Decide To Build The 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 8468

RE: Why Did Boeing Decide To Build The 757?

Of course it replaced British Airways ex BEA Tridents as well.

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by Lucifer
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *The Safest Airline In The World?
Replies: 47
Views: 11357

RE: *The Safest Airline In The World?

Qantas' statistics on hull losses are fixed in a way by them spending more than the value of the aircraft rebuilding the -400 that came off the runway in a typhoon in Bangkok (?). Southwest were also extremely lucky in their incident with a petrol station in California. Safest? impossible to say as ...

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by Lucifer
Mon Nov 04, 2002 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Closed Cockpit Door. Psychological Problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 4097

RE: The Closed Cockpit Door. Psychological Problems?

No, because the new policies allow for physiological breaks that involved leaving the cockpit for a little walk, otherwise DVT would become an issue. Potential for falling asleep with none able to come in and wake may be an issue though. If psychological problems occured, they would have occured pri...

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by Lucifer
Thu May 23, 2002 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aquaplaning
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

RE: Aquaplaning

Aquaplaning is a risk - only if the aircraft is landed too lightly and therefore skims the surface of the water (obviously!) Whereas reverse idle is often the restriction at many airports, full reverse will usually be used if the runway surface is damp ot get it down and keep it down on the ground. ...

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by Lucifer
Wed May 22, 2002 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseats.......a Question.......
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

RE: Jumpseats.......a Question.......

You won't get a seat by asking on board. A letter is unlikely to work at the moment due to security (addressed to Chief Pilots, not CEOs). The only way to get a flight is to know somebody well enough within the company that they can validate you as a person, and you subsequently fly with them.

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by Lucifer
Wed May 22, 2002 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 737 Instead Of A319 To AMS.....
Replies: 2
Views: 3267

RE: BA 737 Instead Of A319 To AMS.....

There are still 737s at Heathrow until all the Airbuses are delivered. Many are substituted to meet demand, and may not be what is described in the timetable.

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by Lucifer
Wed May 22, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T-storm Penetration
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

RE: T-storm Penetration

Radarbeam, Not only is that extremely unlikely, but air traffic make allowances if there are cells in the area - the crew will elect to fly around whatever air traffic say, especially on apprach due to downdrafts - will simply tell them they are unable to comply due to weather. The only aircraft I k...

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by Lucifer
Tue May 21, 2002 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safety Instructions Before Take Off
Replies: 16
Views: 4811

RE: Safety Instructions Before Take Off

The Ethiopian aircraft that broke up on ditching hit a coral reef, and cannot therefore be typical of a ditching.

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by Lucifer
Tue May 21, 2002 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T-storm Penetration
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

RE: T-storm Penetration

I have to point out that anyone who actually flew into a cell would be extremely stupid, since they can break up even large aircraft. The author probably went between two, and experiencing that turbulence you can imagine how bad it would be in the middle of one. I note that he appears to have witnes...

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by Lucifer
Tue May 14, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Pilots
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

RE: Concorde Pilots

The fact is that Concorde flying is a great deal more demanding than other aircraft, and the costs involved in the greater degree of training are reflected in the fact that the company will not generallly let a pilot leave the aircraft for a few years longer than other fleets. The pilots are paid fo...

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by Lucifer
Fri May 03, 2002 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relatives Of Crash Sue AA, NOT Airbus!
Replies: 18
Views: 2351

RE: Relatives Of Crash Sue AA, NOT Airbus!

Of course any ruling in this will imply that lawyers know more than aeronautical engineers, trainers and test pilots. And it is highly irresponsible in light of the fact that the final report is nowhere near being published as yet.

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by Lucifer
Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Loss Making Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 3228

RE: BA Loss Making Routes?

Yes, you may well be right that they are expensive now, because they operate a monopoly route from London. They operated a price war on this route in order to force off the competition.

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by Lucifer
Mon Apr 29, 2002 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One World Dream Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

RE: One World Dream Airlines

SAA is a big no no, since BA has the necessary routes there, and they already have an investment in ComAir, who operate reagionally. India is a huge market, thus Jet Airways is a good move, as would be one of the larger Chinese carriers who are hubbed at Beijing/Hong Kong. Malev and LOT were courtin...

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by Lucifer
Mon Apr 29, 2002 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Loss Making Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 3228

RE: BA Loss Making Routes?

Kuala Lumpar was dropped not for any consolidation, nor premium traffic, but for the well-documented reason that MAS deliberately operated at a loss in order to force others off routes to KL.

Another point - just because flights are full, it certainly does not mean that they are making money.

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by Lucifer
Mon Apr 22, 2002 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! Airline Job Placements.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

RE: Help! Airline Job Placements.....

Don't give up on BA that easily - you may be surprised on what they can still organise. Other than that, why not try RAF regarding air traffic, then you get an insight into UK aviation in general and who you have to interact with in the air, thus understanding their side of the operation, and how ci...

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by Lucifer
Mon Apr 22, 2002 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, KL, AF, SAS, US Replace 767, Who´s Next?
Replies: 36
Views: 2825

RE: BA, KL, AF, SAS, US Replace 767, Who´s Next?

For the record, BA are not getting rid of the whole 76 fleet. Just a few departed for Qantas/desert, not the lot.

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by Lucifer
Sun Apr 21, 2002 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Noise Protesters 'useless Whingers'
Replies: 34
Views: 2383

RE: LHR Noise Protesters 'useless Whingers'

1) They get polluted more through holding aircraft not being able to land earlier due to lack of runway space 2) The airport was there long before the vast majority of them 3) Agree with above - last report I saw was in Mortlake (3 stops West from Putney) - have been there myself and not only have d...

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by Lucifer
Sun Apr 21, 2002 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Career
Replies: 2
Views: 895

RE: My Career

What sort of engineer? Why would you want to waste the years doing something you don't want to do? Flight engineers have become pilots due to their phasing out over the years, and ground engineers have progressed to become pilots, since they have changed their career goals and ultimate ambitions, ho...

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by Lucifer
Sun Apr 21, 2002 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Runway Operations, (Concorde)
Replies: 29
Views: 3696

RE: LHR Runway Operations, (Concorde)

Just to clear up any confusion above, 09L is rarely used for departure (Northern runway), but is used mostly for landing due to the dense population below the departure (ie towards London). 09R is used mostly for landing, but as said is used for both at times (Southern runway). 27L/R are used 50/50i...

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by Lucifer
Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newcastle Summer News
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

RE: Newcastle Summer News

Probably will be some 757s still occasionally. Some flights are packed.

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