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by emiratesdriver
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I'm kind of surprised at this. I thought Emirates had deep pockets and would be able to weather this storm if any airline could. I guess there are limits to how much cash they have. Dubai is a bubble inflated by a constant tourists inflow, So is Emirates as they contributed a huge (some say up to 6...

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The axe continues to swing, a further 840 FlightCrew have been shown the door, as predicted by yours truly the A380 will shrink to 40 airframes or less. I’m starting to wonder if the naysayers on this site will actually understand that what I’ve been saying all along comes inside the decision maker...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

9Patch wrote:
emiratesdriver wrote:
I’m starting to wonder if the naysayers on this site will actually understand that what I’ve been saying all along comes inside the decision makers rooms.

Does it 'come inside,' or come from inside the decision makers rooms?


It was a simple typo, one hopes you get the idea.

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The axe continues to swing, a further 840 FlightCrew have been shown the door, as predicted by yours truly the A380 will shrink to 40 airframes or less. I’m starting to wonder if the naysayers on this site will actually understand that what I’ve been saying all along comes inside the decision makers...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

You can think all you want, this is the first of many being taken out of service to preserve cash and Wasta. I don't think retirement of the early builds says much about the future of the rest of the fleet, which depends almost entirely on whether the world resumes pre-COVID travel patterns within t...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The Gulf news says that Emirates says this is all fake news. I wouldn’t put to much reassurance on the Gulf News. It’s a very cut and paste paper. But they the quote from Emirates? That's not cut paste. The Ambulances and their crews that visited the sand around Silicon tower 2 would disagree with ...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Plans afoot for up to 800 more FlightCrew to be shown the door, various departments in a huge state of flux as it appears that panic has set in amongst the “Leadership” team. Also worth noting that redundancy meetings have been temporarily suspended thanks to several unconfirmed reported suicides am...

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The axe continues to fall in DXB as more flight crew are being made redundant, a quick email followed by a letter. Essentially all the trouble makers on the A380 and 777 have been informed. Interestingly no locals have been affected....

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by emiratesdriver
Sun May 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

All pilots and crew on initial training courses, so perhaps 800 crew in total of which it’s about 230 pilots evenly split between 380 and 777 new joiners.

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by emiratesdriver
Sun May 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Airlinerdude.. I'm not sure what sources you have for that information, but my senior management sources have said otherwise. Logically even, the argument that the 380 isn't profitable in EK operations is hard to argue when nearly half of EK's capacity is operated by the aircraft. What you're saying...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun May 24, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

@Airlinerdude Additionally, while the freight capacity might exist on the 777 fleet, this doesn't necessarily mean it's being filled and/or profitable for Emirates. When you estimate the capacity of the 777 fleet, weighted for the percentage of flights operated by the 777 fleet (on pg. 67 of the fin...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat May 23, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Revelation, You forget that the 77W has between 15-20 tonnes of premium cargo space available on missions 12hrs or less with a full pax load, that is most certainly also the case with the 380 in terms of payload...but not in terms of physical space, it is usually around 5-6 tonnes on a DXB-LHR secto...

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by emiratesdriver
Mon May 18, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Pilots on dry fruit forum always said 40 x A380s is the maximum EK ever needed even during aviation boom, but what do they know, they just have load and trim sheet, management is the one with the big picture and vision. Wait, load and trim sheet tells the loads. Although in fairness they were 777 d...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97435

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I reported this 3 weeks ago, but as ever I was accused of having an agenda etc. 40% btw is the low estimate, plans exists for 70%.

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14538

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Dont first EK A380s ended the leases sometime this year in 2020? Maybe the a380 fleet will natural shrink? That will be how it’s potentially “spun” however spares like MLG, flaps, actuators and fuel pumps will be removed as suitable airframes enter “deep” maintenance from where they will never retu...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14538

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

The current plan is at least 60% of the fleet won’t be flying for at least 12 months if at all, plans have been drafted too stockpile consumable and critical parts off these airframes.

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211637

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

A message just received from a former colleague of mine. Message from China Southern. All foreign pilots on forced LWOP as effect 30 mins ago by an email and no further salary from January salary. "Don't call us we will call you and of you can't come back when we want due to travel restrictions...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines with 2 nose wheel tillers
Replies: 47
Views: 7155

Re: Airlines with 2 nose wheel tillers

Every EK Aircraft I’ve flown has had tillers both sides.

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43356

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

It is almost as if people here are willfully ignoring the fact that all the world's airlines did the sums and decided they wanted no more A380s, including EK, the type's biggest supporter. Also the airframe and engine vendors did the sums and decided they could not justify the cost of hanging state...

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43356

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

@waterbomber2 This deserves to be repeated to stop the idiotic claims made on this website by A380 bashers. Sorry guys, but in the same seating density, even the new A350 or B779 can't beat the A380 in CASM. The real problem isn't even that, the A380 is our platform for future growth and we need to ...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43356

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

So to me the glaring example is who did not buy the A380 over the last decade or more. Only EK bought, yes their network is different, but having over 50% of the seats on the largest plane made indicated that real fleet planning may not have happened. IF (and we don't really know) the A380 per seat...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43356

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

This all comes back to little Timmy thinking he knew better than everyone else, it’s a mark of the mans hubris that everyone who disagreed with his “vision” was either moved aside or left for “family” reasons. One of the true tests of a leader is being able to listen to subordinates, being able modi...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43356

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Anyone who is anyone within EK has admitted that they got it wrong with the 380 in terms of numbers and missions. EK needed around 40 frames to operate the mission the jet was designed for, Clark in his hubris decided he knew better and has been proven a fool yet again. In EK service the aircraft ha...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's Letter To NY Times Magazine Editors
Replies: 21
Views: 7271

Re: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's Letter To NY Times Magazine Editors

Sully is merely reflecting upon what many of us in the business of flying aeroplanes already knew and whilst there are genuine concerns regarding experience levels and competence based training, Boeing chose initially to hang the pilots out to dry. They did this so that their share price didn’t suff...

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 11162

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

Hey was merely treating her like his computer, and was punching the information in.
:stirthepot:

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Emirates Profits in First-Half of Year to Surpass That of Corresponding Period in Prior Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2882

Re: EK Emirates Profits in First-Half of Year to Surpass That of Corresponding Period in Prior Year

It’s all rather simple, little Timmy is desperate to gain some positive press and draw attention away from the 50 or so too many gas guzzling A380 airframes. There continues to be an acknowledgement at the level of management hubris and shortsightedness with respect to the over-ordering of said prev...

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22283

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Oops, old Alex looking somewhat of a hypocrite https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/09/ba-chief-exec-slammed-taking-530000-pay-rise-cutting-pilot-salaries-10712855/ As a pilot, I couldn’t give 2 hoots about what the great unwashed think of my remuneration or my status in society compared to others. The simpl...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21736

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

A thorough internal investigation will conclude that no shortcuts were taken, all procedures were followed and that it was in fact the fault of the Malay/Indian/Bangladeshi/Sri Lankan/Pakistani floor sweeper because his manager had less Wasta than the rest. Suitable punishment and deportation will f...

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

Re: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's

EK uses KG. MTOW is either 351534kg
Or 340194kg
Typical DOI number 170500kg
MZFW 237600kg
MLW 251290kg

All numbers off the top my head..I havent operated on type for 6 years.

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4240

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Thanks m007j, I looked up the audio now. .I was curious since rare to see a heavy low and heading north in my neighborhood, I suspected a go around and looked up on flightaware. Interesting, CAVU, beautiful night, obviously safety comes first, but does the crew have to file a report with the front ...

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4772

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Can’t wait. This is proof technology is making the world better and more efficient. All the talk about fatigue and early report times will go away. Drunk, sick and heart attack prone pilots go away. Airlines save $$$$ This is the future. So exciting (and strange at the number of luddites here, very...

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4772

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Can’t wait. This is proof technology is making the world better and more efficient. All the talk about fatigue and early report times will go away. Drunk, sick and heart attack prone pilots go away. Airlines save $$$$ This is the future. So exciting (and strange at the number of luddites here, very...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156095

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Little Timmy was responsible for a purge about 9-10 months ago of various strategy and Ops staff who dared to express the need to reduce the reliance on the 777X in favour of some smaller more flexible airframes where needed. Now with everyone’s collective memory erased, magically it’s time for a re...

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11556

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

EK are doing their level best to end the the current arrangement of having dedicated freighter crews and are actively dissuading any further 777 pilots from going down this road. As an aside the company has asked 777 pilots if they would be interested in a switch to the 380, particularly captains as...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 18855

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

If you mean ease the nose down gently and leave the power OFF, then you are correct. Otherwise, it is not that simple ... and a delicate balance. That is what became apparent in the simulator. If you put power up too soon, before the elevators had great effectiveness (they wouldn't at slow speed) t...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 18855

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Simple pitch and power would mean everyone would be alive today.

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by emiratesdriver
Thu May 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15638

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

Don’t forget the cabin maybe empty but the cargo is full. That is where the money is. They import everything from around the world. I was at JFK one evening and I could not believe the amount of cargo being place on a EK A380. Whilst the A380 still carriers a sizeable amount of freight, the 77W has...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu May 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29341

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. It has nothing to do with the A380. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to i...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu May 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29341

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. It has nothing to do with the A380. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to im...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu May 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289606

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I attended the 777X briefing day before yesterday for EK pilots, and the question regarding project sunrise was asked by one of the attending austronought 777 captains, the vague answer and the body language of the Boeing rep and test engineers in attendance suggested that it’s the A350s order to l...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu May 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29341

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Yes, until end of May. In this years EK results, interesting to see in Chairman’s remarks the negative effect on the EK model of point to point with ULR pairings and how the airline had to change. Merge already....build DWC ....or the downward trend will continue. And....get rid of the excess 70 or...

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by emiratesdriver
Tue May 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289606

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I attended the 777X briefing day before yesterday for EK pilots, and the question regarding project sunrise was asked by one of the attending austronought 777 captains, the vague answer and the body language of the Boeing rep and test engineers in attendance suggested that it’s the A350s order to lo...

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by emiratesdriver
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20012

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

What Tim is really saying is, EK is planning without him. The man is on his way out and has outlasted his usefulness, watch this space if the inside info is correct. What has sealed his and his teams fate? The realisation that the 380 has always been an economic pig, the realisation begrudgingly tha...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 5200

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

Ops normal, a bit unusual departing from 12L and staff travelers suffering from a lack of seats.

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 32023

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Waterbomber2 and friends, how about getting this through your heads, the 380 is a dead duck in terms of its appeal to BA, simple really. When I talk to the line engineers and heavy maintenance engineers about the 380, they all say the same things, it’s poorly built and requires a lot of extra unplan...

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3276

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

The aircraft was massively over engineered, had Andover parts and the initial tranche sat with their nose in the air needlessly as it turns out jetbridges could be lowered to meet then after all. Known as the “80p” as it was worthless or “Skoda” or “BAT plane”’on ATC due the three letter code on th...

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10847

Re: EK and London

Just in answer to a previous comment regarding LCY and LTN as destinations for EK. From a technical and performance perspective, there is no way that LCY is even remotely compatible or capable to cope with a 777 let alone an A380. With respect to LTN, the 777-200 could in theory operate there, altho...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9791

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

As ever the astounding levels of naivety and ignorance regurgitated by seemingly sensible people staggers me. The issue of video cameras on the flight deck is a subject that seems to crop up from time to time with the promise of a breakthrough in accident prevention and understanding. Newsflash folk...

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by emiratesdriver
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11556

Re: EK reducing 777 Fleet? Omni new owners?

One of EKs 777Fs has been out of service since 25th Jan 2019. The oldest one in the fleet, A6-EFD, MSN 35606. The remaining 12 seem to still be flying according to FR24. EK have a dedicated set of Freighter pilots paid around 15% less than normal cross qualified pax/freighter line pilots. Part of t...

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