aemoreira1981 wrote:CX should consider a 4-class A35K. EWR used to be served with 4-class plane before the change.
itisi wrote:The 772's should he going this year I heard. As for the EK 773's I've heard it's off... and it's on so who knows ....
Cathay Dragon serves 22 destinations in Mainland China, which is kind-of foreign...Jump to post
I’ve only had a gift from a passenger make it to the cockpit once – stroopwafels flying home from AMS were just great!
As others have mentioned, it’s pretty standard at least at my airline for jumpseat passengers to bring a little something for the crew as a small thank-you.
At many regional airports in Australia, runway lights operate as described above: they are off most of the time, and are activated remotely from an approaching aircraft using the radio. By incorporating a light sensor or timer into the system, when the system is triggered during the day, only the PA...Jump to post
VH-BZI, a 767-300ER for Ansett Australia, arrived in Melbourne on its delivery flight on 5th September, 2001. It had not yet entered service when AN collapsed on September 12.
The primary driver, once you go beyond 24 hours for a round trip and thus throwing out the chance of using just one plane for the rotation, is time zones. A good example is most of CX’s flights to Europe. They almost all depart HKG around midnight-1am, arriving in Europe around 6-7am. The aircraft t...Jump to post
ADL-PLO is a 50-minute flight or a 7-hour drive, due to needing to negotiate the Spencer Gulf.
CNS-WEI is a 336NM, 1:25 flight in a Q400, but a shocking 18+ hour drive (per google maps) thanks to the atrocious roads in Far North Queensland.
Great! Tks folks for the explanations. Anyone have a pic of it? I'd love to see. Cheers Here you go: Here you can see the light for the right main gear near the front of the flap fairing https://i.imgur.com/7taDGcm.jpg And here, pointing downward immediately aft of the nose gear leg assembly (above...Jump to post
There's two different lights here, both have been mentioned with the purpose of each, but to clarify: There are lights that are illuminating the wing - good for spotting ice in the dark. There are lights that are illuminating the main landing gear - useful for seeing the gear on the flight deck scr...Jump to post
You can get from New Zealand to Singapore on QF 737s, or if you count them as one airline, from NZ or even Rarotonga to CTS or PEK with various permutations of Jetstar.Jump to post
This is nonsense, 5.5 degrees is not steep, it's 2 degrees more than normal and into the prevailing wind. The only difference is the final 200' and the flare. LCY use it every few minutes over terrain, with more than a dozen a/c types, in most weather onto a very short runway surrounded by water. I...Jump to post
Likewise, CX has “regional” (non-flat J and no W) and “long haul” (flat J, usually W, and F on 77H only) configurations on their A330 and 777 fleets. The 772 and 773 fleets are all regional config: 42J/293Y and 42J/356Y. The 77W fleet has some 4- and some 3-class (6F/53J/34W/182Y and 40J/32W/268Y). ...Jump to post
Can somebody tell me why aircraft needs to dump fuel before emergency landing, which I assume is to reduce landing weight for a safe landing, but in this case they are carrying more fuel to the next airport in order to fly back? In this case, as you have surmised, flights are “tankering” fuel throu...Jump to post
It appears that despite the announcement above, CX’s flights are currently planned to fly direct HKG-AKL, and tech stop in BNE on the return trip, rather than CNS. The announcement says the CNS arrangement starts on Sep 18. I know that. The announcement is incorrect. Search the flight status for CX...Jump to post
It appears that despite the announcement above, CX’s flights are currently planned to fly direct HKG-AKL, and tech stop in BNE on the return trip, rather than CNS.Jump to post
This should mean the first A350 visit to CNS, I expect!Jump to post
So no one single pilot is uncomfortable with the notion that, if the digital system breaks (and do they ever?), you have no cables and physical gear to fly the plane? I'm not a pilot, but I am a driver, so if I got a "drive by wire" car, my first question would not be "how is the erg...Jump to post
ATC actually does tell you about other traffic quite often. Depends on the controller and how busy they are. Lots of crews will give a quick flash of the lights going by, I'm sure that's what this was. You wouldn't be checking for ice on the wings at the higher altitudes.... ATC traffic information...Jump to post
QF commences codeshare with El Al (LY) from 12 Sept...on flights via BKK, HKG and JNB...isn't going via JNB quite a detour or is it one of the quickest options between SYD and TLV...since the ME3 carriers obviously don't serve TLV. Most days the LY flight to TLV leaves HKG before the QF flights arr...Jump to post
CX probably needs some sort of a replacement for their B777-300A models. There are rumours of them taking some ex-EK 777-300As though Im not sure if thats confirmed yet.. Confirmed to replace the current 772s. Yep, there is no plan to retire any of the 773 fleet in the near future: a few have alrea...Jump to post
First of all, it was only ever practiced in the US. It was not fine before September 11., 2001; it was a stupid idea back then, and it's just as stupid an idea now. It has always been, and still is, practiced in Australia. It works just fine; QF even has a museum in their domestic terminal at SYD, ...Jump to post
Can't recall if it had previously been mentioned, but both CX (CX156 and CX157 with CX146 via CNS to remain A333) and SQ (SQ255 and SQ245 with SQ265 to remain as B722) have loaded A359 flights for BNE starting from early/mid next year! CNS and BNE are being delinked: Thu, Fri, Sun, Mon will now be ...Jump to post
lydh wrote:The business day is almost over in HK, but no announcement...
On the 777, normally cabin air is directed by fans across the equipment racks, and then exhausted by another fan either overboard or into the forward cargo compartment for heating purposes dependent on temperature (clever, huh?). If the supply or vent fans have failed, or in a smoke/fire emergency, ...Jump to post
I would be surprised if CX would waste money on repainting one of those old 772s, or 773s will likely follow them to the scrappers soon after. The -200s are being retired soon and will not be repainted, but the -300s are staying for the foreseeable future, and being joined by five more from Emirate...Jump to post
I would be curious to see a photo of the completed model... I think it would look great parked behind my Indiana Jones and Star Wars Lego displays ... Unfortunately the original stickers were destroyed when I had to disassemble the model to move overseas; the replacements I got online haven't laste...Jump to post
Having the capability to use it does not mean a pilot is going to try it out in such extreme conditions. In the simulator sometimes okay but on a real flight, you trust your judgement as a pilot and do not leave a difficult landing to the automatics unless there is a reason. Let me turn this around...Jump to post
An autoland at the limits of the airplane's acceptable conditions? There is no way this was an autoland. Don't insult other people if you are also not informed. Snowball's chance in hell. Autoland is usually limited to 5 knots of wind. Those require a dry visual from the VDP. A real approach has si...Jump to post
On a B777, the guys sitting upfront don't always feel that pivot main gear touching down, and there is no "wheels have touched down" indication ... Sure, the instinct should be to keep an eye on the EICAS to see the N1 spool up, but are you going to focus on that in a high workload enviro...Jump to post
] Wrong....and this will be highlighted in court.. It's up to BOEING to provide adequate resources to train crews for every eventuality, it's why training manuals and CBT programmes are written by lawyers rather than training staff, and it's why airlines like EK use manufacturer produced documentati...Jump to post
I don’t understand how there are grounds for a suit. There was no “faulty switch;” the system operated exactly as designed and described in the manuals. Lack of TO/GA modes and thrust levers not advancing ought have been enough of a “warning” that the switches didn’t do anything—and the crew should ...Jump to post
In the 777, I've flown with crews using mostly either the Garmin Glo or a Bad Elf model. Both seem to work pretty well. The built-in GPS works OK as well as long as you keep the iPad mounted up near the window so it can get a signal. It can sometimes take some time to get a fix, though. The window h...Jump to post
smi0006 wrote:I wonder if a 744 is painted will their winglets get a roo also?
1. An aeroplane's aerodynamics and the engine's performance are dependent on the density of the air they are interacting with. If the conditions are the same as ISA (1013 hPa/29.92 inHg and 15ºC at MSL), pressure altitude is the same as your geometric altitude. If the conditions are different, you n...Jump to post
VA is not really operating to Hong Kong to make profits for themselves. HNA Group is using VA as a vehicle (through codesharing with Hong Kong Airlines) to compete with CX and trash their yields on the lucrative Australia-HK-beyond markets. CX has used up all the bilateral frequencies to major citi...Jump to post
Add to this HKG which has also come under a lot of pressure lately, QF stated a few months ago that yeilds on SYD-HKG have seen the biggest drop of all its International routes. I cant see VA (with a similar cost base as QF) making these China/Hong Kong routes work. VA is not really operating to Ho...Jump to post
Probably because in many cases it’s still a rotating beacon with a green filter on one side and none on the other, covering the same bulb. The side with no filter will always be brighter than the one with a filter removing some of the light. Higher frequencies (green-blue as opposed to red-orange) a...Jump to post