Official delivery of the first converted KLM 747-206B(SUD), N1295E, KPAE, December 13th 1984 (converted at Seattle from Sept 30th 1984 - December 11th 1984) Hi 747classic,thanks for sharing that article. Truly informative and interesting read, as always. I noticed that there is a missing engine (#3...Jump to post
In light of this historic flight more good news are coming. UAE obtained an approval from the Saudi Arabia to use its airspace on all routes (i.e. flights to Israel are coming). Etihad started to sell tickets to Israeli passengers (expecting to launch new route soon), and Netanyahu stated that Saudi...Jump to post
I believe that Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was the initial plane and DeHavilland DHC-8-400 was a result of restructuring, when Bombardier sold its C300 program to Airbus, it eventually divested its turboprop program as well. On Wikipedia (not always 100%) it states that the program was launched as 8-400 ...Jump to post
Lovely protectionism at work. When airlines in Europe region folded, it was a fair market competition, and no governmental support was allowed. Now, as major players are at risk, it is hidden in form of Corona aid. Airlines (namely Lufthansa Group in this case) generated profits for years. It should...Jump to post
One dedicated UPS 744F full flight simulator seems to be located at Louisville. See : https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/nsp/data_lists/media/Active_FSTD.xlsx Thank you, sir! Looking through the file, its seems that there are 3 dedicated B744F Level D simulators in the US. UPS, Boeing, and Atlas...Jump to post
Minor (hardware) lay-out differences may be acceptable by the training department of the airline involved and the relevant authorities (FAA and/or other CAA). I can confirm that CX uses B744 sim, while it has only B744F in its fleet. Hardware differences include: no STAB fuel tank on B744F, differe...Jump to post
Appreciate your input Jehan. Where I'm from, the image of a bundled up pilot wearing tall rubber boots and a life vest after returning from a flight in below-freezing weather is perfectly natural, and just as much a part of the local aviation story as the images we've seen from Phuket. In other wor...Jump to post
Didn't I read on a.net that EK was going to absorb FkyDubai eventually? No sure about if EK will fully absorb FZ, but it is publicly known fact that EK increased cooperation with FZ (including code-sharing, ability to earn EK miles on FZ flights). Some FZ flights are even served in Dubai from Termi...Jump to post
I think that 77west is correct. Plumbing is different on respective engine variants.
Even various engines for B744 have different capacity for different engines (GE vs. PW/RR).
BTW, thanks for link to that pdf file. Very informative, especially the Mission Profile slide!
Lufthansa 5 aircraft active, 8 stored D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020 D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 10/04/2020 D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne CHC-BKK (and then on to FRA) at time of writing 5608891,5775275,5843317 D-ABVR 28...Jump to post
DUSZRH wrote:All 15 Q400s. The rest should follow today. The A319 came to pick up the crew and/or for people who work as seasonal workers in farms.
In regards to Germanwings. Over the past week, a lot of Q400s are being flown to Bratislava (for storage, maintenance, or both?). Yesterday, A319 also flew in. Anybody knows, how many planes in total are expected to be in Bratislava (and possibly for how long)?Jump to post
The -400M can certainly load spare engine via its side door. Are dimensions the same for -200Ms? As stated above all 747 main deck side cargo doors have the same dimensions on all 747 series from the 747-100 up to the 747-8F, factory installed or installed (modified ) afterwards. Thank you sir! I m...Jump to post
As I invited criticism, I have no complaints, but I didn't "forget" - I deliberately omitted the 747Ms because I was under the impression... a) they didn't have a nose door b) the rear side cargo door and deck would not be able to accommodate a JT9 or RB211 engine. Am I wrong? Can you see...Jump to post
Adjust the KLM FCOM, Boeing has a procedure for ballast fuel. Or, If using CW fuel as ballast fuel, you have to manually select the override jettson pumps to off, if the CW ballast fuel level has been reached. For the rest of the flight regard both pumps U/S and perform the relevant NNP, requiring ...Jump to post
Note : Use of center wing fuel as balancing load is possible (in certain conditions), because adding extra center wing fuel shifts the CG more forward. Nice to remember : flying at the aft CG limit SAVES FUEL and increases the performance limited TOW. Thanks for this post. I understood that -400M d...Jump to post
Agree, that this is not the best utilization of resources. There are plenty of other options how one can create make-shift ICU units. It would much more useful to build mobile (containerized) military-style hospitals, which would be better fit for this role (and/or convert warehouses, hangars as oth...Jump to post
And here is ATC communication thanks to VASAviation channel.
This difference goes for B747-400 an B747-8 as well. 744: 45,000 feet 748: 43,000 feet If my feeble memory is correct you need to add 100 feet to each limit. It has to do with the autopilot in VNAV. It maintains a "soft" altitude rather than a "hard" altitude. The 100' is a buff...Jump to post
This difference goes for B747-400 an B747-8 as well.
744: 45,000 feet
748: 43,000 feet
Quick question, is it possible to fly a combi with main deck pallets while the passenger cabin is empty without the center of gravity going out of limits? Since the cargo section is between doors 4 and 5, I'd imagine that would be very tail heavy. As per available information, -400M version does ha...Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:I wonder if the Bahrainis forced the plane to fly into Kuwaiti airspace and do a u-turn...
firemansparky wrote:Also, found this brochure they published about the AN 225 and other aircraft they operate. Interesting read for the large Antonov cargo aircraft fans:
https://www.antonov-airlines.com/wp-con ... ochure.pdf
Glad to know that An-225 is back! I had a pleasure seeing her in Prague in 1989. It is a massive plane. An external data plate said it all....Max gross cargo weight: 250,000 kg/592,000 lbs...Max gross takeoff weight: 600,000 kg/1,320,000 lbs...unreal! Anybody knows its effective range at the Max Gro...Jump to post
What are limitations for Syria to obtain spare parts, maintenance support for A340s? Maybe this is a long shot, but if they can service their fleet without much hassle, then they can also use it to obtain spare parts / maintenance support for Mahan Air (other Iranian operators)? 1 A340-300 and 1 A34...Jump to post
All credit to STT757. Check this link, it has plenty of information on the subject.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... 1970-2017/
Here’s a fantastic list of all 747 flights by United and Continental: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ Thanks for sharing this very interesting website! I used to live close to EWR in 2000’s and it is interesting to know COA’s hi...Jump to post
This must be one of the worst nightmares for any pilot. Having a fire (confirmed or not) and being able to land ASAP. Suitable airports in less populated areas are few and far in-between. The AV Herald reported this incident few days ago, stating that it took them 2.5 hours before they safely landed...Jump to post
Hello and thanks for another great update. Question regarding the B777-300ER. There is no change compared to 2019 data (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1422705). However, I know that some planes rented as low as US$ 380k per month (older; 10-12Y frame). Also, there was an interesting...Jump to post
Several airlines (CAL for example) come to London and utilize BA simulators for their training. I don’t anticipate for BA to sell/donate these flight sims yet. I am glad to know that you can rent it as a member of general public. Same does Lufthansa (including their B748). I presume that DLH’s simul...Jump to post
N508KZ is owned by WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY TRUSTEE, see : https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N508KZ Wilmington Trust doesn't own airplanes. The airplane is owned by Nippon Cargo Airlines, placed in a US trust, for which Wilmington Trust is the trustee. What you s...Jump to post
What does FlyDubai do with business class on these aircraft? Fill it? They have C-class in FZ aircraft. And is there a C-class on QS planes? I would assume that EK wants to maintain some level of standard / service on code shared flights (with FZ). Is this a new .... . Why are they leasing aircraft...Jump to post
Guessing someone forgot to have the drains cleared in a timely fashion What drainage? :wave: This was most rain we had here in the past three years. It stopped raining this morning in my place and water (pools of water) stands on roundabouts and ramps as of now (just got back from the Mall of Emira...Jump to post
Sad news. Do we know more about this plane, such as number of cycles and flight hours? I hope this plane gets back to business relatively quickly. Regarding question about photos of N508KZ, when I googled it there were other photos available. N508KZ is owned by WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY TRUSTEE........Jump to post
As it is a normal business day here, it is quite possible for a locally / regionally based airline to announce an order.Jump to post