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by Dufo
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 30
Views: 5818

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

Great to see true face of this horrow show. I wonder how long this post is gonna stay online.

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by Dufo
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 95
Views: 11425

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

When we carry flowers and vegetables out of Nairobi, we usually max both on volume and weight (max weight is around 375 tons due to altitude/temperature). Most of other flights are maxed out on weight (126 tons max with variable ZFW on production freighter -400F.). Potential issue on A380 combi cou...

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by Dufo
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 95
Views: 11425

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

When we carry flowers and vegetables out of Nairobi, we usually max both on volume and weight (max weight is around 375 tons due to altitude/temperature). Most of other flights are maxed out on weight (126 tons max with variable ZFW on production freighter -400F.). Potential issue on A380 combi coul...

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by Dufo
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

Re: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?

No lavatory/galley on Saab 340. Just a bottle and a bag of snacks.

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by Dufo
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 179
Views: 34395

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

On 744 we could take 465pax and with max payload of 56 tons and fly for 11hours, burning on average around 10,5t/h on on such a flight. Don't just do raw comparison without comparing actual payload and capability.

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by Dufo
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 9353

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2021

There is absolutely no excuse for reducing drinks service 'due to covid'. Same goes for food. Just another excuse not to get what you pay for.

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by Dufo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific
Replies: 108
Views: 36633

Re: N400PW Ditches in the Pacific

I was the Alaska pilot on the radio relaying all the information. We were communicating with ATC multiple ways. When they ditched there was a ship near by, but they were unable to get on board due to rough seas. The coast guard was waiting for daylight to rescue them. It should be soon. Hardest mom...

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by Dufo
Fri May 29, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crew Duty Limits During Covid19-flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: Flight Crew Duty Limits During Covid19-flights

There are always possible exceptions in such circumstances.
Longest legal (plannable) duty I know currently is 29 hours under EASA AOC, from UK to China and back.

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by Dufo
Sat May 02, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12566

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

TK787 wrote:
-I don’t want to get too political here but it made me really upset to see runways being bulldozed at ISL to make room for a makeshift ]

What happened there?

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qf789 wrote:
Saudi Arabia to suspend all international flights effective from tonight for at least 2 weeks

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/12 ... 25824?s=21


Not entirely true, from Sunday 11AM local time.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1641271/saudi-arabia

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by Dufo
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19702

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

Zeke, perhaps the poster was trying to say, fly as you train and train as you fly, which is a popular term in many training organizations I have been in. Our normal company limits for first officers is far more restrictive than the aircraft limits (10-15 kts crosswind), however in the simulator for...

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by Dufo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transfer at IST
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Transfer at IST

Arriving from Schengen area you don't have to go thru transit security.

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by Dufo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 326
Views: 66783

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

If anyone has OPT for both 773ER and 747 (-400 or -8), could you please do MTOW out of NBO at 20deg, 0 wind, 1013hpa, packs off, the rest optimum? 77W with pack off or APU to packs with FULL CG 319,806kg With ALT CG 321695kg. Anyone have the Jumbo numbers? I got it for 744PF with CF6. 385584kg. So ...

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by Dufo
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 326
Views: 66783

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

If anyone has OPT for both 773ER and 747 (-400 or -8), could you please do MTOW out of NBO at 20deg, 0 wind, 1013hpa, packs off, the rest optimum?

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by Dufo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16601

Re: DL explanation on checking carry on bags

Hand luggage situation has gone out of control some time ago. What we see now is full sized luggage in the cabin. If it doesn't fit under the seat, it is not hand luggage, period. There is sufficient space for (properly sized) hand luggage under every seat except emergency exit and bulkhead seats.

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by Dufo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 26314

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

They need to improve their customer relations and punctuality. In last three weeks I missed two intercontinental flight connections in Istanbul. On the first occasion lady at help desk lied to me that the delay has to be 12+ hours to get a hotel, even though in their terms and conditions it says 8 h...

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by Dufo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 184864

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Any pictures of current situation at Ataturk?

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by Dufo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13809

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

For start EU could introduce crew visas instead of gendecs for all non-eu operators, just to make it a little bit more equal. And look more into UPS and Fedex intra-EU N-registered feeder flights.

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by Dufo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 74227

Re: Gatwick drone closures

One is preventing a problem, another is fixing the problem.
Users need to know about safe operation and environment in which they can operate. Fines and penalties do not provide them this knowledge, they can only ensure there are repercussions if one goes beyond that.

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by Dufo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 74227

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Penalties would not stop reckless people. What we need is a controlled environment and mandatory registration in which these devices (with no lower-end size or mass cap) can operate. Just because the technology is there and cheap doesn't mean we are entitled to it.

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by Dufo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 74227

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Spotters are like security personnel, but they also use common sense, brain and are not brainwashed.

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by Dufo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15755

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Such discounts are also the reason that we get crappiest room they have. Close to laundry, elevators, connecting door, noisy family floor with screaming children running in the hallway.. It is always better (for us crews) to book ad-hoc instead of using contract rates.

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by Dufo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 4260

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

I'm tenth oldest member, joined on May 18, 1999 :)

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by Dufo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15775

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

In the airline I work for, worst are flights to/from Bangladesh. India is very close behind.
I never knew such a mess could be done in such a short time. Great respect for our cabin crew having to clean this shit.

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by Dufo
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 19076

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

Touchdown was ok but de-crab was over-controlled. It happens.. nothing dangerous, just uncomfortable. Sometimes getting on the ground safely and staying on centerline without pod strike does not look nice but that's how it is. When you are tired after a long flight, it is even more difficult. Just m...

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by Dufo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much weight is added to cater a 747?
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: How much weight is added to cater a 747?

On 744 we use 3500kg for flights above 4 hours and 1600kg for less than that. This does not include water.

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by Dufo
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 241582

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

What is tragic is that such companies are allowed to operate at all. Who needs performance calculations when you have done it thousand times before? Nobody, until you crash like this.
You know something is wrong when you have your own Youtube section of close calls and crashes.

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by Dufo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400ER engines
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Re: Boeing 747-400ER engines

http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... senger.pdf , RR is indeed not an engine option for ER.

Perhaps it is due to RR maximum thrust of 60,200 lbs whereas PW and GE provide up to 63,000 lbs of thrust.
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According to Boeing 747 document @ http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... senger.pdf , RR is indeed not an engine option for ER.

Perhaps it is due to RR maximum thrust of 60,200 lbs whereas PW and GE provide up to 63,000 lbs of thrust.

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by Dufo
Fri May 20, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 77514

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

I can only imagine an inflight event, similar to this one:

http://avherald.com/h?article=44078aa7/0000

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by Dufo
Tue May 17, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Government Acquires Ex TG A345
Replies: 23
Views: 8138

RE: Thai Government Acquires Ex TG A345

HS-TLC has 15,785 hours TT and 1163 cycles

This means 14 hours per cycle, which is a lot. On which routes were these planes used?

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by Dufo
Fri May 06, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!
Replies: 79
Views: 28401

RE: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stburke" class="quote" target="_blank">stburke</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Or even somethi...

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by Dufo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRU Is Open Again, But........
Replies: 83
Views: 26667

RE: BRU Is Open Again, But........

I don't see a problem for anyone to produce fake boarding pass and blow themself up inside the 'secure' zone in check-in hall.

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by Dufo
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Insurance Dictates Where To Fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 5648

RE: Insurance Dictates Where To Fly?

Last year we did a series of flights to Libya and had to arrange insurance permission for each and every flight, which was valid for specific rotation and was valid for 24 hrs.

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by Dufo
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA May Start Bussing To Hard Stands
Replies: 25
Views: 9323

RE: MIA May Start Bussing To Hard Stands

What MIA also needs is a dedicated immigrations terminal and not the current fiasco.

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by Dufo
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflatable Tent For Engine Repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 5945

RE: Inflatable Tent For Engine Repairs

I remember when our techinican was changing propeller deicing cables when it was -20C and windy outside this winter. Two broken frozen screw bits for start and couple of thawing sessions in the car got the job done properly. For the human part of the job it's not really for comfort but bare necessit...

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by Dufo
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 25B Calls PAN Because Laser Attack At Pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 15218

RE: Virgin 25B Calls PAN Because Laser Attack At Pilot

Similar problem as with cheap drones. Accessible to anyone, both financially and legally. At least it has been recently proved that such illuminations don't pose long-term damage to eyes.

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by Dufo
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Design Flaw Uncovered With The AN-178 Transport?
Replies: 10
Views: 11201

RE: Design Flaw Uncovered With The AN-178 Transport?

737-400F converted by AEI require 1000kg of ballast (or cargo) in the rear to be inside the CG envelope. Not all planes are withing the CG limits when completely empty, some also have 'minimum flight weight' limits.

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by Dufo
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Vs B787 Rapid Decompression Grille Size
Replies: 18
Views: 12364

RE: A350 Vs B787 Rapid Decompression Grille Size

These grills are simply distribution channels in dado panels, they don't have anything to do with pressurization.

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by Dufo
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Vs 737MAX / A320ceo Vs A320neo Visually
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

RE: 737NG Vs 737MAX / A320ceo Vs A320neo Visually

From what I have seen, 737max has completely different APU exhaust cone and 737 dino/classic/ng and very disctinctive winglets,
while A320neo has much larger engines.

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by Dufo
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tipping Problems On Tail-Heavy UA 739s
Replies: 132
Views: 45018

RE: Tipping Problems On Tail-Heavy UA 739s

And I thought that our good old Saab 340 with booty stick is old school 

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by Dufo
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar - 748 - Different Windows
Replies: 13
Views: 10342

RE: Qatar - 748 - Different Windows

It looks these are dark patches imitating windows. Similar to what was used on some Raytheon Premier 1 jets.

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by Dufo
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Not Carrying Bags On Flights To EU
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

RE: MH Not Carrying Bags On Flights To EU

Amazing. Not to plan a fuel stop but simply announce you don't carry baggage. I wonder if those lower holds are really empty or full of other high-value cargo.

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by Dufo
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Air Traffic To Be Suspended Between Saudi-Iran
Replies: 60
Views: 12156

RE: All Air Traffic To Be Suspended Between Saudi-Iran

Any religion-driven government is not a good idea. It is still interesting how they intend to break all ties except for religious practices.

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by Dufo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries With 6-abreast Seating: Any Chance?
Replies: 18
Views: 6862

RE: CSeries With 6-abreast Seating: Any Chance?

You can choose to go dirt-cheap and not pay for emergency evacuation option. What is the chance you'd use it anyway?

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by Dufo
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 26+ Pounds Of Coke Found By AA MX In TUL
Replies: 38
Views: 11951

RE: 26+ Pounds Of Coke Found By AA MX In TUL

So this was the plane which flew higher than rest of the fleet!

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by Dufo
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impressive Citation Jet Takeoff From Courchevel
Replies: 42
Views: 15104

RE: Impressive Citation Jet Takeoff From Courchevel

I don't see a large safety issue here, speaking for private operation. As both engines simply do not fail simultaneously on such planes, there is no need for aborting the takeoff here. After the runway you have more than 1km of available elevation drop (potential energy) at disposal, which is more t...

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by Dufo
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report On TK A330 Incident At KTM
Replies: 10
Views: 8578

RE: Report On TK A330 Incident At KTM

At 01:29:35 hrs, after first missed approach, a cabin attendant talked to the Captain
in the Cockpit that if they diverted to Delhi, there would be a big burden.

Amazing safety culture.

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by Dufo
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 36
Views: 18174

RE: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

To cancel such project due to environmental issues.. in Turkey? Seriously?

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by Dufo
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717
Replies: 44
Views: 14856

RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>When has any airline ever fired pilots becau...

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