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by Tartarus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Japan Cabin Light Rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Japan Cabin Light Rules

. But there's an equally valid school of thought that says if there's an aborted takeoff requiring evacuation or something to that effect, it's better to have the cabin already lit to facilitate evacuation. When everybody needs to be out of the plane within 90 seconds, wasting 5-10 of those seconds...

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by Tartarus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Emirates Profits in First-Half of Year to Surpass That of Corresponding Period in Prior Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2530

Re: EK Emirates Profits in First-Half of Year to Surpass That of Corresponding Period in Prior Year

edealinfo wrote:

2. Premium-economy introduction to be introduced in Dec 2020 when the delayed 777X is expected to come into service.


Premium economy will be introduced in December in the new A380 cabins. The 777X won't see EIS until 2021 at the earliest.

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by Tartarus
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 camera locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Boeing 777 camera locations

Cameras are on the belly and the fin normally. Terrible pic but here's the 777 "forward" cam. The 777 down camera probably just looks like a little porthole in the bottom of the fuselage. https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2013/9/24/322750.jpg That's the nose gear ca...

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by Tartarus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 Engine Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Re: B777 Engine Identification

jakubz wrote:
I know that the -200LR, -F, and -300ER have the GE90-115 as the only option, so those aircraft


The - 200F uses GE90-110's.

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by Tartarus
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

The FAA will mandate AoA vanes on 727/757/767 be changed due to icing causing spurious stick shaker warnings. -------------- Reports of nuisance stall warnings triggered by frozen angle-of-attack (AOA) vanes has led FAA to mandate replacement of the parts on Boeing 757s, 767s and 727s. FAA, in a not...

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by Tartarus
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 6781

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

That is illegal - exit rows mus be occupied: The newly introduced point (a) of AMC1 CAT.OP.MPA.165 clarifies that at least one seat on each side in a seat row with direct access to emergency exits (not staffed by cabin crew members) should be occupied by passengers during taxiing, take-off and land...

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by Tartarus
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot towel service logistics
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Hot towel service logistics

BravoOne wrote:
This is a technical question?? As nws2002 stated above is how it works. Sometimes they add a fragrance as well.

Some of our crew have a habit of storing the sachets of lemon fragrance in the same cubby hole as the lids for the crew coffee cups. Lemon fragranced coffee isn't my thing.

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by Tartarus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a airway from Chinese Tibet airspace into New Delhi Indian airspace!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2693

Re: Is there a airway from Chinese Tibet airspace into New Delhi Indian airspace!?

The equipment for flying routes over places like Northwestern China isn't that specialised btw. You just need to provide O2 to the pax for 45 minutes (IIRC) instead of the normal 15-20. So most, if not all, A350 or 777 I suppose could do it. Normally the main actual equipment difference is bottled ...

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by Tartarus
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737
Replies: 11
Views: 3333

Re: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737

Looking at their pay scale and estimating the cost of a new type rating, you are looking at something like 3 to 4 months salary for a new hire FO to cover the cost of the rating. So in other words, if the grounding is going to be more than 4 months, laying them off and hiring non-rated pilots after...

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by Tartarus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 13019

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

keesje wrote:
Sam is a nice guy liked by all the crews of all the airlines. That enables him to connect, get in everywhere and get great pictures & insides.

99.9% of airline crews wouldn't have the slightest clue who he was.

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by Tartarus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 141387

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

worldranger wrote:
FWIW - internal word is that EK have asked Airbus to accelerate delivery of 339. Watch this space

Possibly as early as Q3 2020.

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by Tartarus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11066

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

HB-IWC wrote:

One A380 is located in DWC but is flying DWC MCT up to twice daily: A6-EDB

Any idea why its operating DWC-MCT?

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by Tartarus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

bennett123 wrote:
Wonder how a Maltese contract compares to a French one.

There will be no Maltese contract. They crew will be on French contracts, but based on a Maltese AOC instead of an Irish AOC.
This is all a paperwork exercise.

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by Tartarus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

All is not what it seems... The crew based in the French bases of Marseille and Bordeaux are transferring to French labour contracts, from Irish ones. There have been issues with the payroll and tax logistics of this. All the French based crew are now being transferred to the Malta based AOC being f...

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by Tartarus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Descent in a holding pattern - Boeing 777
Replies: 18
Views: 3012

Re: Descent in a holding pattern - Boeing 777

In theory, you are correct. However, if you turn the thumbwheel to -1000' it begins to descent and almost goes to capture the selected altitude. I've spent longer in holds than I'd ever have liked too, and I've never seen a 1000fpm descent rate capture quickly. The logic will give an ALT capture at...

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by Tartarus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Descent in a holding pattern - Boeing 777
Replies: 18
Views: 3012

Re: Descent in a holding pattern - Boeing 777

It's our 777 SOP to only use Basic Modes (FLCH or V/S) while in the hold.
This was due to a few incidents where upon engaging VNAV, the aircraft actually pitched up due to the TGT ALT in the VNAV descent page.

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by Tartarus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Safety is our Highest Priority"
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: "Safety is our Highest Priority"

$A£€T¥

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by Tartarus
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar ops on the 777
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Polar ops on the 777

Max Q wrote:
Does the switch from magnetic to true heading take place automatically on the
triple or do you select it manually at the appropriate latitude ?

Yes, it switched automatically to TRUE, and then back again to MAG when exiting polar.

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by Tartarus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11351

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

BNORD1 wrote:
tartar..S..auce isn't that something you serve with fish? Just thinking

Only if you didn't pay attention in school.

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by Tartarus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11351

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Attention seeking mother gives child an attention seeking name, and becomes triggered when it gets attention.

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by Tartarus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 cockpit floor - metal plate
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: B777 cockpit floor - metal plate

There's 2 of those. Another one on the floor to the right of the first observers seat.
They were originally viewing ports to visually see the nose landing gear in the wheel well. But they have since been blanked over as not needed.

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by Tartarus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 3544

Re: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers

The Oztronauts down in Australia still use that pronunciation. Along with "day-se-mal".

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by Tartarus
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircraft continually speed up, then slow back down within a short time?
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

Re: Why do aircraft continually speed up, then slow back down within a short time?

keesje wrote:
As said height / ILS track is managed by thrust, keeping IAS constant.

Not on a jet. Thrust controls speed, and pitch controls glidepath.

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by Tartarus
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 53
Views: 8870

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Seems to be an LOI for the 77F's. Any word on proposed delivery timelines ?

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by Tartarus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video

Dalmd88 wrote:
Tartarus wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Nice cabin but what on earth are Pilots doing working on this project ?!

Those are engineers. Certain engineering grades wear epaulettes.

I found that strange also. I've only seen that in the shipping world.

Where did aviation get their ranks and uniforms FROM?

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by Tartarus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video

Nice cabin but what on earth are Pilots doing working on this project ?! Those are engineers. Certain engineering grades wear epaulettes. I don’t understand Why are they dressed in pilot uniforms? They're not pilot uniforms. They're senior engineer uniforms. Notice the bars on the epaulettes are na...

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by Tartarus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Emirates 777-200 Reconfiguration Video

Max Q wrote:
Nice cabin but what on earth are Pilots doing working on this project ?!

Those are engineers. Certain engineering grades wear epaulettes.

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by Tartarus
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights over the North Pole (question)
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: Flights over the North Pole (question)

Up until recently, there was an actual waypoint at the North Pole, called NPOLE.

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by Tartarus
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33393

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Is that tail a representation of the goat they slaughtered for good luck?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38368667

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by Tartarus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE90-115B taxi thrust
Replies: 11
Views: 2598

Re: GE90-115B taxi thrust

Ground idle on the GE90 is about 21% N1. This is usually a sufficient amount of "breakaway" thrust to get it moving under most conditions, as long as there's not an uphill slope or soft tarmac. At MTOW, I'd usually add a little, up to maybe 26 or 27%, just to get it moving, then reduce to ...

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by Tartarus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 6843

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

. There were customs (in the sense of checking the movement of goods) checkpoints on significant road and rail crossings up until the 1990s and even these have now disappeared. The harmonisation of trade arrangements within the EU did this and also extended the freedom of movement to the other 26 E...

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