What I would like to get more detail / information is on Clark's statement that " 85% of the airline’s profit came from the Airbus SE A380 planes prior Covid-19 ". Given the fact that B777 fleet seems more capable (cargo wise) as previously noted here on the a.net. Where did such amazing p...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:andrej wrote:Blerg wrote:
Brilliant, thank you very much. It's very interesting to read on all this as I didn't know most of it.
Sad news for the remaining staff. Inevitable end for once a great airline. After Tvrdik's mismanagement (for which he and his crooks should be prosecuted), it is not surprising. CSA is just a shell, nothing else. Smartwings (49% owned by CEFC China Energy) looted it to the fullest ability. Shame re...Jump to post
Sad news for the remaining staff. Inevitable end for once a great airline. After Tvrdik's mismanagement (for which he and his crooks should be prosecuted), it is not surprising. CSA is just a shell, nothing else. Smartwings (49% owned by CEFC China Energy) looted it to the fullest ability. Shame rea...Jump to post
Given current circumstances and effectiveness of B787s and A21Ns, it makes sense for airlines to retire older planes from their fleet. By any chance, is there any data available to ANA's B77W fleet? I would like to know, their DOW, MZFW, Max Fuel capacity, MLW. For example JA789A or JA784A frames? T...Jump to post
747classic wrote:bennett123 wrote:Would be interesting to know which airframes have the T19 now and which got the NGFMS upgrade.
NGFMS, the last delivered frames ?
It's quite clear in the regulations that the limit is “250 kts, or flaps up clean speed, whichever is higher ". So if flaps up is at 260 kts you can fly that speed below 10000 without having to say anything to ATC? If your minimum clean speed is above 250 kts, you advise ATC. I do not believe ...Jump to post
If you notice at 00.59 in the video you can listen what i think is the 'airspeed low' caution, and they were climbling to 5000' but they never pass 4000', if the number next to the altitude is the speed, it means they were around 200 or 210 knots when they stall, so I think they select flaps 1 too ...Jump to post
I think what E38 means is that it's realtively uncommon to have large numbers or aircraft simultaneously using full length and intersection departures. I completely agree, just KEWR came to my mind as it used to be my home airport for some time. :) Maybe EGLL can fit such a description (where a cou...Jump to post
In some cases, using intersection takeoffs can increase the workload of the local controller (tower), and is therefore, not frequently used. In fact, I don't know of very many airports in the U.S. that routinely use intersection departures. It just doesn't save much time and there can be additional...Jump to post
The A340-541 show TT of about 30K with the A350-642 about 40K. The only B747 shown is HS-TGJ TT 100,853hrs at 31Aug15; Thank you for sharing that link, If that is the case (flight hours of 100k), then I am afraid that B744 will not be attractive to anyone. Shame. But, maybe A.net can start an airli...Jump to post
Do we know any statistics for B744, like hours / cycles? Maintenance status?Jump to post
Airbus offered double bogie on A320, not only to Indian Airlines, but as an option to all airlines. Mainly for operators with less than ideal runway conditions. But, if single bogie can handle the job, why double it? After all, this option was not very popular, and if I recall correctly it is not of...Jump to post
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