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by DualQual
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46744

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Delaxio wrote: If you look at FR24, the AA 777 did accelerate while crossing the runway. IIRC, they went from 10 kts to like 20-25 kts to get off the runway. Not sure how noticeable it is for pax onboard But......most pilots do that, don't they? Scoot across the active, I mean. I've watched as a pa...

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by DualQual
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 Single Engine landing
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: 737-800 Single Engine landing

If the reverser on the failed engine opened then the engine was running. IIRC if the engine is INOP you can’t get the reverse selector out of the interlock and it won’t deploy. I’ve been off the 737 for a while though so take that with a grain of salt.

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by DualQual
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions

Not all slots require the same noise emissions restrictions. Some are “louder” some are “quieter”. The airlines that still utilize the cutback procedure do so because they are using slots that are more strict about noise emissions. Not for nothing but I don’t think that is telling the entire story....

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by DualQual
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38560

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

A CAT I approach usually can be flown by autopilot and making an auto landing depends the runway itself and company policy. Personally I would do it manually but I’m old school. The XW/HW for autoland could have been out of limits. Can’t auto land on a CAT I ILS. Sure you can. At least in the 737 a...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1953

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

I still say, I can plan a better route into KJFK 22's more direct. You have so much space over Long Island Sound and Conn. to line the planes up away from KLGA, KEWR and KISP. Think about the extra 1/2 hour x 1000 planes x 365 days. The fuel saving along will be astronomical. Somew how, you can hit...

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by DualQual
Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1953

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

It’s NYC airspace. You said it yourself. There’s traffic to LGA, EWR, and HPN. Additionally you have arrival and departure routings to work around from each of those airports in addition to VFR and IFR routes through that area running up and down the coast. You do the loop from the west even for the...

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by DualQual
Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions

Are there any operators still actually doing that ridiculous procedure? With the RNAV departures now and airplanes being much quieter my shop hasn’t done that for years. Just a plain old boring NADP-1 departure. Big Ern did a video not long ago detailing the pull back that WN still does out of ther...

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by DualQual
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions

Are there any operators still actually doing that ridiculous procedure? With the RNAV departures now and airplanes being much quieter my shop hasn’t done that for years. Just a plain old boring NADP-1 departure.

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by DualQual
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Engine Fire at SNA (Jan 10, 2023)
Replies: 14
Views: 5128

Re: DL Engine Fire at SNA (Jan 10,2022)

SEAorPWM wrote:
How does the PW2000 reliability compare with modern engines like the CFM56 or IAE2500?

I understand it's from the '80s.


Modern? The CFM56 is from the 70’s I believe and the IAE2500 is from the 80’s.

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by DualQual
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 489
Views: 87506

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Not sure if posted yet but config for MAX 10 should be 20/64/105=189 for standard jets and 22/45/96=163 for lie flat jets. No plans for PP on the lie-flat jets? I can’t imagine there is enough demand for a PP like product on domestic flights to realize a return on it that is worth the time and spac...

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by DualQual
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 737 question
Replies: 28
Views: 3664

Re: United 737 question

Since LAX and SFO both get regular 737 service mixed into their Hawaii service, I'd imagine they can simply do the flights as revenue and rotate the incoming GUM plane with the outgoing at HNL. No, they ferry to and from mainland USA, in fact one is currently ferrying GUM-HNL-SFO-CLE. https://www.f...

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by DualQual
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US pilot moving to the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: US pilot moving to the UK

Outsider question. How senior does LHR bid for the US3 ? That’s a difficult question to answer because many factors must be taken into account and every body has different bidding priorities. Things that will matter in no particular order: 1) How many days is the trip? 2) What is the credit value o...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 01, 2023 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2023 Predictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: 2023 Predictions

One of DL/AA/UA capitalizes on the as of yet untapped and lucrative SAT-VIE nonstop market. Whoever starts it first prints money on the route and opens up an ICN hub as a follow up.

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by DualQual
Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where do start up carriers get their pilots?
Replies: 33
Views: 4937

Re: Where do start up carriers get their pilots?

It's no secret that there has been a pilot shortage for some time, worse after the Covid pandemic. So, I'm wondering where do the startups, especially those growing quickly, get their pilots? Hard to believe these people left majors unless they were passed over for upgrade, etc. A close friend and ...

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by DualQual
Sat Dec 17, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2937
Views: 746017

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I saw a post the other day where it mentioned UA 747-400 engines are now being used on the 767-400 aircraft Not a chance. UA had Pratts and CO's 767-400s were GE. You can't just swap them out. Also, if I'm not mistaken, only the legacy sUA fleets do engine overalls in house. COs fleet was all "...

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by DualQual
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebodies to Hawaii
Replies: 18
Views: 2423

Re: Widebodies to Hawaii

Funny story, I think I saw SFO-HNL or LIH scheduled with a 737 MAX. :eek: Since we all know those planes crash, I can't imagine who in their right mind would take something like this to Hawaii... I hear there's lots of water along the way. :biggrin: Of all the stupid crap I see on this site this is...

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by DualQual
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 For United Airlines Takes Flight
Replies: 60
Views: 19605

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 For United Airlines Takes Flight

But aren't they too small for Premium Transcon? Especially given that United has been flying international WBs many times a day? Don't forget that UA deployed multiple 757s in a 28-J config (the Pratts - since retired) between EWR/BOS, SFO, and EWR-LAX. United doesn't appear to be up to their pre-p...

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by DualQual
Sun Oct 02, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United Pilots Reject TA
Replies: 128
Views: 28522

Re: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract

The Pilot Group may have screwed up by not taking the money when it was on the table. The European Economy is heading for a depression, the US Economy is teetering. It’s not the money. It’s the failure to achieve any gains in work rules and actually giving away other work rules. Rushing into a lous...

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by DualQual
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing at New Delhi airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

Re: Landing at New Delhi airport

Sorry my bad… I meant “do an autoland.” Autocorrect sucks. There we go! That sounds more like it! Thanks :D LOL no problem. Anyways, what I was asking was if the pilots were the only people behind the decision to autoland. I guess I could have worded it differently. If the visibility is below certa...

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by DualQual
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to cancel 800 flights on Friday due to pilots’ strike
Replies: 38
Views: 6439

Re: Lufthansa to cancel 800 flights on Friday due to pilots’ strike

Some pilots at LH earn 20.000+ euros a month. And they demand a pay raise? Shame on them. Is that take home pay? And how many of those LH pilots make that much? I'd be wiling to guess it's not that many. It's interesting how many A'neters are all about the free market, but when it impacts travel an...

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by DualQual
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 6633

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

IIRC, the Take Off Configuration Warning System at my carrier was added by the airline after operating the type for several years. Also IIRC, the first batch of 737NGs were also delivered without such a system, but later deliveries came from Boeing equipped that way. Are you talking about a switch ...

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by DualQual
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 6633

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

Not true, I can tell you from personal experience the 737 and 767 (flown both) do not have any warning system. We do have a before take off checklist which does have both pilots verify the flap/slat setting for take off. Slats can be MEL'd but you take a huge take off penalty. The 737s and 767s I’v...

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 67239

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

That seems like an incredibly stupid procedure. The PM is no less likely to be incapacitated than the PF and now you’ve got one extra set of feet resting lightly on critical flight controls at a low altitude which doubles the chances of some incapacitating event accidentally putting an incorrect inp...

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1970s Film About Jobs in the Airline Industry
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: 1970s Film About Jobs in the Airline Industry

How times have changed ! Main thing you notice how lots of these jobs are outsourced to places outside the airline now Mostly due to unionized threats by the employees. Of course! It certainly can’t be at all related to activist shareholder activity, or corporate raider CEO’s, banks that stand to m...

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFR055 2022-07-25 Quick Return to IAD
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

Re: AFR055 2022-07-25 Quick Return to IAD

All passenger aircraft are certified to land at MTOW so just because one can dump fuel doesn’t mean one will have to dump fuel. Since they were airborne for about 40 minutes getting back on the ground was apparently a high priority. That being the case whatever is going on dumping fuel is a low prio...

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 68
Views: 7977

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

No, you would not, it depends on your training. See FAA Part 61 Section 160. Even so, where else would we accept 9 months work experience where hundreds of lives are at stake. Even 1500 hours is slim work experience. How many hours did you have when you first started flying transports in the milita...

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by DualQual
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling pilot was first to flee a plane after hearing a loud explosion
Replies: 17
Views: 10720

Re: Vueling pilot was first to flee a plane after hearing a loud explosion

Stories based on the word of one passenger are almost always hyperbolic and inaccurate. The only thing worse is the need for so many people on this forum to jump straight to the expectation of discipline for any employee involved, or merely present. For an aviation board, a surprising number of pos...

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by DualQual
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 67239

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

FO wouldn't normally have his feet on the pedals if the CAPT is flying. I would fail any pilot who does not have their hands and feet on the controls in a critical phase of flight. They need to take over quickly in the event of incapacitated PF. Then you have no business being a check airman. If yo...

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by DualQual
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 6633

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

If I remember well, the Fokker 100 (maybe the F70 aswell) can takeoff normally without any usage of flaps/slats, depending on the conditions. Not so sure about other aircraft... specially MD-80 series! Northwest and Spanair crashes come to mind Ick..Horizon used to have these...like riding on a pie...

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by DualQual
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 6633

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

All transport category aircraft have some form of a take off configuration check/take off configuration warning to alert the crew should the airplane not be properly configured for take off. Many airlines are making the setting of flaps a requirement prior to beginning the taxi. Not true, I can tel...

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

Re: Strange divert UA45

Except a re-dispatch type plan would still have SFO as the destination. ATC wouldn’t be aware of ORD being on the table at all unless at the re-dispatch point it was determined that a diversion to ORD was required (or whatever new stop the dispatcher and PIC coordinate and agree upon). As far as ATC...

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by DualQual
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Student Pilot Arrested for DUI
Replies: 21
Views: 5492

Re: Student Pilot Arrested for DUI

AirKevin wrote:
How in blue blazes did he manage to get a DUI in an airplane. I guess we drive airplanes now?


You can get a DUI on a bike.

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Max computer examined after ‘blanking’ precedes wrong-runway landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11983

Re: United 737 Max computer examined after ‘blanking’ precedes wrong-runway landing

It would be interesting to hear the ATC tape. Was there ever an acknowledgement from either side that "hey, I'm / you're landing on the wrong runway, should I proceed / you may proceed anyway?" I'm certainly no pilot, but I do have to wonder whether I would just silently land anyway once ...

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by DualQual
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 7882

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

Corporate headquarters? Like the other labor groups, people do not care unless it affects them directly. Until my package is late/ my flight is cancelled it does not make a difference to anyone. No one is saying"oh those poor pilots are picketing, they must be underpaid and overworked". D...

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by DualQual
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1664

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

I’ll echo Galaxy. Get a degree in something not at all aviation related. This is important given you can medical out or be one MBA’s stupidity away from the unemployment line. Also given that this board is weirdly excited about pilots being automated out of a job I’d have a backup plan. Apply to Gua...

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by DualQual
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 7882

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

They’re hiring. Feel free to apply.

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues
Replies: 95
Views: 20108

Re: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues

The radar on the Max is fantastic. The displays are really nice. It actually flies really nicely also. The second cup holder away from the trim wheel is welcome. These are the pros.

It’s still the same cramped crappy cockpit layout with no bag room and cramped torture device Jumpseat.

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by DualQual
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight
Replies: 44
Views: 10747

Re: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight

AngMoh wrote:
So he did not get fired for the incident itself, but for making false statements in his report (and maybe the actions during the flights which drove him to make false statements).


It’s not usually the mistake that’s the fireable offense. It’s covering or trying to cover it up.

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by DualQual
Wed May 04, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 37
Views: 4341

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

737-500 Cramped, slow, unstable, really terrible ride in turbulence Hw come people don't really hate the 737-600 for that reason? I always seem to get the 735 and 736 confused, since their seating capacities are about the same. Because like 4 were made. (Yes that’s an exaggeration). The type is so ...

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by DualQual
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A couple got married on a Southwest flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: A couple got married on a Southwest flight

FANTASTIC ! ! ! Herb Kelleher would have LOVED to have been there for that! It does bring up a question, though. I've wondered this for years but I've never asked. If the captain of a ship has the power to marry couples, does that also mean that the captain of an airliner has the same power? http:/...

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by DualQual
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

How much time do have in the -400 or MAX to back up that proclamation? How much time do you have on a A330/A350 ? About the same as you have in the -400 and Max. Which is why I don’t make blanket statements about Airbus or make proclamations about how they fly. So your assessment of how similar or ...

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by DualQual
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

zeke wrote:
The A330/A350 are far more similar in terms of procedures and handling than say the 737-400 and 737-8 MAX.


How much time do have in the -400 or MAX to back up that proclamation?

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by DualQual
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 25182

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

That’s the SPIRIT!

I’ll show myself out now.

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by DualQual
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 33788

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Did we learn nothing over the last two years? You should be quarantining if you have a cold. What did we learn over the past two years that suggests we need to have an over the top knee jerk reaction to a common cold? If he’s tested negative for Covid and verified it’s simply a cold, wearing a mask...

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by DualQual
Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 159070

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

jetBlue takes out Spirit and dumps the E190s as fast as possible. Some of the Spirit markets do not make the transition just like airTrans take over. Breeze picks up E190s at pennies and suddenly has new markets that were just abandoned by the new jetBlue. Seems like Neeleman might make out pretty ...

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by DualQual
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds
Replies: 21
Views: 7029

Re: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds

Hello, everyone I had a conversation recently with a fellow student concerning the already retired 757's that belonged to American Airlines, both pre-merger AA birds and those inherited from US Airways. Both from personal perspectives and YouTube videos, there seems to have been a change in sound. ...

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by DualQual
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta depressurization incident 3/28
Replies: 41
Views: 9750

Re: Delta depressurization incident 3/28

It looks like they might have had a pressurization issue early in the flight since they held under 14,000 feet for 15 minutes before climbing to cruise altitude. They ultimately continued as planned and had the rapid decent about 90 minutes later. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl339#2b...

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by DualQual
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Crosswind Limits for Different Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

Re: 737 Crosswind Limits for Different Variants

My shop all the variants have the same crosswind limits.

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by DualQual
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 4185

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

The 767-400 uses pneumatics for the reversers. The -300 is regular old hydraulic power. Our -300 are all pneumatic. 767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well. Ya think? Chap 78 has always been an exception driver for us. Must be an engine difference then. Ours have hydraulic...

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by DualQual
Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 4185

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

Lpbri wrote:
767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well.


The 767-400 uses pneumatics for the reversers. The -300 is regular old hydraulic power.

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