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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: 3239

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: 3960

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: 4012

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: 4012

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: 566
Views: 94573

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: 10959

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: 17494

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: 17494

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: 15022

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: 27993

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: 27993

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: 1333
Views: 230046

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: 27993

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: 1333
Views: 230046

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: 19259

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: 4980

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: 30770

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: 3002

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: 64
Views: 10196

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: 8672

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: 10959

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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by emiratesdriver
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24176

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Low level windshear/rotor encounter followed by a clear case of PIO.
Easy to get into close to the ground in the minibus...but also counter intuiative to resolve..thanks to the genuises in TLS not thinking through the FBW law process close to the ground.

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by emiratesdriver
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10424

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

I’m afraid I’m not as eloquent these days when it comes to pointing out idiotic or misinformed comments or opinions. @revelation, you appear to have little understanding of how the rules are written, interpreted or applied...so in the case of my employer, let me enlighten and inform you. I am no per...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10424

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

Flaps one, I suggest you take a deep breath and get over yourself. Your comment relating to the fee collection team at the Belgrano are mere semantics designed by the CAA to simplify the language rather than address the problem, how do I know? Because I was one who was heavily involved in a previous...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 12995

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

27R in those conditions can be subject to some vicious mechanical turbulence, hangers on one side, hotels on the other and you have a very tricky approach that can get horrid and violent below 100 ft. Well done to the crew, knowing what was possibly coming would have meant the crew would have been o...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

The widely accepted but not top top secret break-even LF is about 80% in EK service for the 380 and 71% for the 77W, with these numbers averaged to include yields year on year. The 'widely accepted' breakeven LF's seems a bit economic with the truth, given the difference in the number of non-Y seat...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

They also have a 78% overall load factor (so more than 1 in 5 seats flies empty), competitors flying more efficient 787/A350 and opening/growing hubs and often offering more favorable routings, A380/77Ws sitting because there's a global shortage of pilots, EK/DXB no longer viewed as favorable a pla...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

I think a lot of the EK fanboys on here are beginning to realise that EK such as it is has finally realised that the fleet size of 100 or so 380s has never fit the market place as we know it. Let’s never forget that the 380 in EK service has never been about making money, that’s what the 777 does, t...

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

EK will be careful not to piss off all of the above. That doesn't sound like the STC we all know. This is the guy who deliberately snubbed Airbus at PAS by not telling them till the last second that he wasn't going to sign the A380 deal that is now falling apart so they were in the room when Boeing...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Merely a reflection of the large numbers of 380s flying around 1/2 full, a trend outside of peak periods that has continued. It’s also recognition that little Timmy has outlived his usefulness and needs pensioning off.

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by emiratesdriver
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 66696

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

It’s quite simple, MAG don’t view 1 or 2 days significant disruption per year as worthy of investing in equipment and training capable of managing the snow event that happened earlier today. If there was a plan that was in place it was most certainly inadequate and deliberately optimistic given the ...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Assembling a $35 Million Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Video
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Re: Assembling a $35 Million Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Video

It would be more accurate if they then showed its disassembly and subsequent repair.

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 82
Views: 12776

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

5) Pilot shortage It seems that Emirates is heavily recruiting Ryanair pilots. Everyone who has worked for Ryanair for a few years gets a chance to move over to Emirates. Since Emirates pays better than Ryanair, most pilots take this opportunity. Ryanair, as one of the few airlines, still puts pilo...

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 82
Views: 12776

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

Three to four years ago, EK was rapidly expanding and announcing new destinations and additional frequencies. In recent years, though, the growth has been slow. What gives? Lack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of crewsLack of c...

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14628

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

The continuing descent of SA back to the Stone Age.

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 16241

Re: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes

Why is there such an issue with crew at EK? Are they unhappy with working conditions and pay? I thought working for EK wasn't that bad compared to some other airlines out there. Blerg, hell yes and yes, working at EK is akin to being employed by a boss with 0 morals, 0 checks and balances that is c...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 16241

Re: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes

A combination of softer demand in Australasia, stronger yields out of Africa and the on-going pressure on crewing levels. The one thing you have to give credit to EK management is their ability to react fairly quickly to changing demand patterns and to identify issues. That being said the A380 fleet...

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cancels pilot recruitment
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Norwegian cancels pilot recruitment

All 2019 Pilot courses at Norwegian via their crewing company have been cancelled until further notice, this includes those mid-course who have recently joined.

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 83
Views: 19929

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

As someone who actually flys the thing, I can tell you that it is most definitely not “always full” in fact the lead up to Christmas this year has been a disaster in terms of loads and yields. There are far more knowledgeable posters on here who can explain the difference between load and yield, all...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9723

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

One question EK might consider: How many accidents have been or could have been avoided with a successful go-around than with the decision not to? I can think of two without much effort: AC759 and AF358. How about WS at SXM early this year and AI at HKG earlier this week! Compare that with Air Niug...

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by emiratesdriver
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 6087

Re: Emirates fleet

All this talk of a move to DWC ignores 2 things.

1. Dubai Inc can’t fund it thanks to 2020.
2. EK isn’t making money at the moment.

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by emiratesdriver
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9723

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

WPvsMW wrote:
I think emiratesdriver's remark about the PF being demoted was about the 521 incident, not about the NCL rejected landing in the vid.


Incorrect, the NCL skipper was dead-headed back to DXB the next day and is currently offline pending consequences.

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by emiratesdriver
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9723

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

I was thinking the same thing. It's not clear due to the angle but it does seem as if all gear is down when they reject. I haven't seen that very often. In most cases they're floaters and never get the mains down or they do the bouncy bounce thing and bounce past the minimum length. Great video eit...

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by emiratesdriver
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9723

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

most rejected landings occur before nosewheel touchdown. something spooked the pilots. I was thinking the same thing. It's not clear due to the angle but it does seem as if all gear is down when they reject. I haven't seen that very often. In most cases they're floaters and never get the mains down...

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5211

Re: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKGa

Plenty of room for freight on that sector with the 380 , pax loads dropping and crew restrictions driving the change This is Airliners Fatty, information in the form of facts never stands in the way of ignorance and flight-sim expertise, sadly it appears that many on here refuse to accept that EK i...

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by emiratesdriver
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5211

Re: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

2 words, crew shortage..

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by emiratesdriver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!
Replies: 55
Views: 11727

Re: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!

The Air NZ crew will now have to get used to the delights of the 2 man CBP lane in the international part of ORD. Often only manned by a single individual whilst 30-40 crew members wait...only to have a grumpy old CBP officer shout at crew when he views a previously smudged immigration stamp.

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by emiratesdriver
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4349

Re: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019

They will need to pretty much double the package to attract “first world” expats, however plenty of Eastern European and South American pilots are cheaper to hire and more willing to accept inferior remuneration packages.

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by emiratesdriver
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this pilot's behavior safe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5147

Re: Is this pilot's behavior safe?

Is unsafe? realistically in the first video, no, but its definitely not best practice nor is it compliant with modern western standards of a sterile FD below 10000 AGL. Then again, he’s not having a smoke like the Chinese are apt to engage in, nor is manipulating the MCP etc, hes filming and is clea...

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