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by sadiqutp
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7394

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

There are a lot of variables that are taken into account while choosing the optimum route. From wind currents, to navigation costs, to authority approvals. Any variable could make what seems to be two similar routes be optimum to one and not the other! Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircra...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385135

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

.......... Sullenberger agreed, saying it's unlikely that more experienced pilots would have had different outcomes, adding, "we shouldn't have to expect pilots to compensate for flawed designs." ........ Well, Capt. Sullenberger did a complete 180 on his initial reaction after the ET cra...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19014

Re: a350-1000 range increase

h1fl1er wrote:

fred, dunno what you mean but i made my point in response to your post.


The amount of effort you put into disrupting these discussions is impressive! :wave:

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23788

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I thought the 787 landing equipment is already maxed out!

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by sadiqutp
Wed May 29, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12539

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I

Other than "I heard your plane got delayed", are there other Eastereggs I didn't notice?
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Boeing issued a weird video to congratulate Airbus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I

Other than "I heard your plane got delayed", are there other Eastereggs I didn't notice?

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by sadiqutp
Sat May 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10094

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

I agree with all the posts. The reporting is way over-dramatised. I’ve been told by many a friend to watch this a I refuse to. So, you believe it's way over-dramatized, and you refuse to watch it at the same time? :confused: :confused: :confused: For all those saying that it was dramatized, did you...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55392

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

So you agree with me the current A350 (275t) is having troubles do LAX-SYD. Otherwise why do they need to order a higher MTOW version? Listen carefully! There are two groups who read these discussions: = Those who are in the aviation industry, and non seem to support your argument. Numerous have de...

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by sadiqutp
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55392

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

......... Recently I was flying almost the same route EWR and my friend was doing JFK departing at the same time, my flight time was 25 minutes less, burned 25 tonnes less fuel, and carried 7 tonnes more payload. ...... It's impressive what a couple of decades of engineering achieve when it comes t...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9908

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

Not to to steer the topic into a different discussion, but here is my experience with TSA I went to the US not too long ago, and flew domestically multiple times. For the 10 times I went through airports in the US, I was "randomly" selected for an "enhanced check" 9 times. The on...

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by sadiqutp
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think we need to regroup a min here. As far was we know.....MCAS was “working properly”—by that it was doing what it was designed to do. No matter how poorly designed the facts as we have them tell us it was working within its design parameters. We apparently have an IAS / one or more multiple se...

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by sadiqutp
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think we need to regroup a min here. As far was we know.....MCAS was “working properly”—by that it was doing what it was designed to do. No matter how poorly designed the facts as we have them tell us it was working within its design parameters. We apparently have an IAS / one or more multiple se...

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by sadiqutp
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I don’t think you understand aviation accidents. There is NEVER a single point of failure. I am not one to nitpick, but tell that to the 737 pilots with infamous rudder hard over accidents I want to confront this narrative of false equivalency of both machine and human sharing the same blame in thi...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I would pretty well agree with most of this post - in retrospect #2 is now obvious and Boeing should not have expected the level of proficiency they assumed MAX pilots had. Apparently Airbus agrees and hence why they are establishing there pilot schools. And I really hope these incidents really hel...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I find it extremely disturbing the amount of focus is given to pilots actions rather than control systems... You see, I am not saying the pilots did everything correctly or otherwise, I don't think the preliminary report give enough information to draw that conclusion. But here is what I know. 1- MC...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

morrisond wrote:

The fact that it is an Ethiopian Crash Investigation of an Ethiopian Airline and an Ethiopian Crew does not give me a lot of confidence - I'm sure they will do whatever they can to hold themselves blameless.
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I thought NTSB is taking part of the investigation :wave:

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by sadiqutp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://edition.cnn.com/africa/live-news/ethiopian-airlines-black-box-report/index.html Preliminary report says crew 'performed all procedures repeatedly' quote: The preliminary report finds that the Ethiopian Airlines crew "performed all procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but ...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Interesting article https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/ That was a horrifying article to say the least. Regardless whether et302 accident cause is related to all mess or not, FAA...

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by sadiqutp
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

There is a new article in reuters with few new details about the last moments of the doomed aircraft .. After one or two minutes, the voice on the air traffic control recording requested to remain on the same path as the runway and to climb to 14,000 feet, the source said. The aircraft’s ground spee...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Not sure if posted before, but WN released a video regarding this: https://youtu.be/XZypk-1HZGs That's quite the statement. I don't know what it is in response to: bookings decline given the hysteria about 737? Or is it being encouraged by faa since they pressured to take action? I noticed he menti...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Not sure if posted before, but WN released a video regarding this: https://youtu.be/XZypk-1HZGs That's quite the statement. I don't know what it is in response to: bookings decline given the hysteria about 737? Or is it being encouraged by faa since they pressured to take action? I noticed he menti...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

American, Southwest, United Airlines can no longer fly on Canadian destinations. Satelite data seems to have switched the button for Canadian Authorities. Similarities between the LionAir & Ethiopian flight profiles, that apparently weren't available earlier. Southwest doesn't even fly to Canad...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4756

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

Here is how I imagine what led to him tweeting this: (trigger notice) - Trump going throw twitter and saw the trending subject stealing the spotlight from him. - Trump to his staff : bring me someone from faa to tell me what's going on. Faa staff meeting trump - trump: what is going on? - Faa staff:...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The underlying attitude reminds me of fanboyism/blinkers/silos in IT: "If you don't understand how this software/OS/documentation/Excel sheet works that us geniuses have set up for you, you're simply too stupid and shouldn't be in IT to begin with." Not a direct quote, but sort of a congl...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I'm confused.. Ethiopian ET404 just took off from ADD en-route to TLV on a MAX8. I thought Ethiopian grounded their MAX8 fleet? Or is this just a FlightAware error? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH404/history/20190312/2040Z/HAAB/LLBG it's not Max .. it's 800 https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If it turns out to be negligence on the part of the crew or maintenance then Boeing should give some thought about whether to sell to exotic airlines. It doesn't seem to be worth the headache when they crash one. How many 737's has Lion Air crashed now? Maybe a stipulation that they will also not s...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715976

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

With india being the latest to ban Max, FlyDubai remains the only major operator flying the Max other than NA

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Mortyman wrote:
So is it only US airlines that has not grounded it's Max's now ?

Other than them .. There two of significance that appear to continue normally .. FlyDubai & SpiceJet

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Curiousflyer wrote:
Is Boeing becoming like US car makers? Building new products that are so far behind technological progress that buyers turn towards foreign makers who make much better and cheaper stuff. Is the 737 MAX the SUV of short-haul?


Really????
Tesla????

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Here’s what we know so far: Nothing. And all I can see is people talking about MCAS. So sad. Let's not talk about the similarties of both Max accidents and the rumors that the crew reported unreliable airspeed.. Both clues are mere speculations as of now.. What worries me is this... almost HALF of ...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20162

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

And ET is still flying the max so far ....Interesting!

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The timestamps for each dots are in the post. Check it and you will see, that each green bar is about 10 seconds wide. I am aware that nose-up trim input on this graph cant be distinguished from pulling the yoke but the evidence lays in the pattern. To see again multiple 10s intervals, followed by ...

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The security on that crash scene seems awful. I hope nobody will try and get a flight recorder as a souvenir. Third world country, full of illiterates, cannot comprehend what investigation mean... Bla, Bla, Bla.............. GROW UP, enough with your prejudice. The scene seem to me well controlled....

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The clues so far to what happened:

- Unstable vertical speed. While climbing it lost around 500ft of elevation before climbing again and eventually crashed.
- It was a high energy crash as the photo suggests.

Image

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by sadiqutp
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718145

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 3613764609
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fr24 data for altitude and speed doesn't show any dramatic behavior after take off. Why don't we wait before jumping to conclusions?

Image
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 3613764609

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 25782

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

Pudelhund wrote:
sadiqutp wrote:
travelhound wrote:
.......Boeing is working on increasing the 787-9s maximum takeoff weight by around 10% or 2.5 tones.......


Ummm... they mean 1%??


Or do they mean 25t?

That would kill all other WBs .. I don't think it's technically possible

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by sadiqutp
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 25782

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

travelhound wrote:
.......Boeing is working on increasing the 787-9s maximum takeoff weight by around 10% or 2.5 tones.......


Ummm... they mean 1%??

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by sadiqutp
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 86114

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

So, moyangmm started this thread asking if the MTOW of 787-10 can be increased to match the payload-range capability of A350-900. Then, he/she has apparently gathered enough evidence to be sure that the 787-10 has already a better payload-range than the 275T A350-900. I think it is time to close th...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8715

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

So, Originally, UA inherited 25 A350-900 from the merger.. 2013: deferred deliveries but converted to A350-1000 and added 10 frames for a total of 35. 2017: further deferral but convert back to A350-900 and added 10 frames for a total of 45. According to list prices, that increased the total value ...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8715

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

So, Originally, UA inherited 25 A350-900 from the merger.. 2013: deferred deliveries but converted to A350-1000 and added 10 frames for a total of 35. 2017: further deferral but convert back to A350-900 and added 10 frames for a total of 45. According to list prices, that increased the total value ...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8715

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

So, Originally, UA inherited 25 A350-900 from the merger.. 2013: deferred deliveries but converted to A350-1000 and added 10 frames for a total of 35. 2017: further deferral but convert back to A350-900 and added 10 frames for a total of 45. According to list prices, that increased the total value o...

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by sadiqutp
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!
Replies: 64
Views: 9728

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!

What is Mexican DNA anyway? The typical composition of Latin America is 40-60% Native American and rest is European, mainly Iberian.

I think the marketing campaign made it so that it goes viral rather than making sure it's scientific.

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: A350 MTOW

The second delivered DL a350 , N502DN,doing PEK- DTW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3yUhEjzVcc Go to 2:50- the display on the cockpit shows the TOW of 607,200 lbs equal to 275.4t. Go to 13:58 -The flight was hauling 55,000 lbs of cargo on top of 238 pax, an undeniable impressive cargo capacity for ...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74626

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Just wanted to appreciate and thank the data presentation by Zeke and thepinkmachine.. I always learn something new from such topics... It may seem frustrating when few fanboys make a lot of noise, but there are more of those who always enjoy and look forward to such discussions.

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by sadiqutp
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway
Replies: 38
Views: 10702

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

SGAviation wrote:
SQ37 is returning back to LAX.

It diverted back to lax !!!

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by sadiqutp
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595590

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

gia777 wrote:
.......

So, What you are saying is that Lion air should fly test any plane after maintenance because they've had so many incidents?

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by sadiqutp
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 15069

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

G'day The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March :crazy: I know it is just a derivative, but doesn't the paperwork alone take more time than this to complete? :rotfl: Some tell me miracles happen, but in aviation? I take it the initial aircraft are the former Air Berlin ...

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by sadiqutp
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Googly eyes" might the answer for bird strikes .. A study suggests!
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

"Googly eyes" might the answer for bird strikes .. A study suggests!

In a study done by a team of scientists from Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Rennes, with some help from the Airbus corporation over 5 weeks, they observed significant decrease in bird sightings using LED screen showing different patterns of googly eyes posi...

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by sadiqutp
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 42142

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

sq21 stats to journalists on board A few stats: Takeoff weight was 277.3 tons, fuel was 111.3 tons, takeoff from 04Left, Remaining fuel reserve is 8.5 tons which allowed for 90 minutes flying time diversion. Total distance: 9,538nm. https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/live-blog-from-inaugural-of-...

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