PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL]
.... big plans for big planes... ??
AF's A380s as a successor to ... force de frappe?
Beechcraft BE65-A90. Indications are it lost power in the L engine during TO, and may have been overweight (11 on board). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/23/hawaii-news/mourners-search-for-answers-as-the-death-toll-from-fridays-fiery-plane-crash-rises/?HSA=2a28a3f6e35429d38eac149fa265d410ed22...Jump to post
How would a hypothetical A380 combi with main deck freight and upper deck PAX do? I imagine it would get MTOW limited very quickly but it sounds like a really cool concept. A good exercise for a Master's thesis in AE, but if Airbus balked at an A380neo, I doubt that re-engineering the hull for carg...Jump to post
UA's reroute of EWR/BOM is not just a tech stop in HNL, it's a RON with crew change.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/ ... -airspace/
Sad news. 9 souls died in fiery crash of a skydiving company's King Air at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu tonight (21 June 2019). Plane was landing. Debris field was 50' x 50', and on airport fence line bordering Farrington Hwy rather than on or near runway. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/21/br...Jump to post
Long term (e.g., one year+) wet-leased frames are often repainted, but I've not heard of an interior refurb (i.e., reconfiguration, as opposed to cosmetic refresh) on a wet-lease.Jump to post
We left the aft airstairs down and had a heavy duty tail stand we always left on when on the ground(and a couple times in flight, thankfully not to me) How did the a/c push back from the gate with tailstand attached? Seems like pushback would produce a "retractable" (retracted?) tailstand...Jump to post
DL's tags from NRT (SIN and MNL) work because of large TYO O&D. If DL could move the flights from NRT to HND I'm sure DL would, but otherwise those tags will stay at NRT until Ed and Glen have better yields elsewhere for the frames. Those tags show the power of FF programs... many cheaper altern...Jump to post
At HNL, WN uses a tail jackstand on every B738 parked at a "gate" (pax ramp). Are jackstands mandatory (SOP) when a WN frame is at a gate?Jump to post
"Crouching galleys" and "crouching lavs" above the main cabin... that should work, Airbus strayed too far in the A380. 1.5 decks would have saved the program.Jump to post
I think WN has the legs to stay in the interisland market, and took the initiative to do so that AS didn't. I've switched my interisland flying to WN and let my Premier Club membership expire... don't need the "free bag" or the bad coffee any more.Jump to post
This is more of a Flyertalk post ... but I'm not active of FT these days. Just off the phone with a DL res agent asking about my wait-listed global u/gs to CDG clearing later this year, and learned the (or at least a major) reason that global cert u/gs are more difficult to confirm at time of bookin...Jump to post
IDK how SY is doing CONUS/HNL (IIRC, SY is not daily to HNL from any of SY's 3 gateways), but I think the new pilot base in PDX may be connected to SY's plans for Hawaii ... trying to preempt WN?
First... the easy question to answer. NH's target market is nihonjin, all of whom are certified operators of bidet toilets... even inakajin (country folk, some of whom went from squat toilets to bidet toilets). The tougher question is the one you raised, cabin configuration on the Honu. My personal ...Jump to post
NH commenced (24 May 2019) regular service, HNL/TYO, on Honu (A380 in sea turtle livery). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/24/breaking-news/ana-launches-superjumbo-jet-service-between-honolulu-and-tokyo/ HNL has NH's only NH-operated overseas lounge (F pax only). The mediocre UA/NH joint loung...Jump to post
zeke wrote:UnitedTristar wrote:and they are SLOW AF....
Air France ?
So by no stretch of the imagination can a single scone (even with jam and cream) be described as Afternoon tea. That is the gravamen of the deception. "Tea" that excludes a decoction of Camellia sinensis can be a meal.... but it cannot be a scone only. Were this deception Stateside, the F...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] It looks like DL got its wish and this is the end of NRT-SIN/MNL! I wouldn't go that far yet. DL is currently looking at serving them non-stop from SEA. But x1234 is right.... ex-NRT westbound will be zeroed out. New service to MNL and SIN from SEA doesn't change ex-NRT=0 westbou...Jump to post
Just a quick comment on the 787/777 you trim for speed but not configuration changes whereas on the Airbus there is no trim required at all. There are a whole host of differences in the way the FBW works and the differences between the Boeing approach and Airbus approach . The is the crux of my que...Jump to post
So... we agree on "it depends upon how FBW is defined". The glass cockpit came before FBW, so there's an argument that FBW is distinct from all interfaces. However, I think (systems architecture view) one definition of FBW includes the interfaces... which no longer have cables, analog wiri...Jump to post
What does changing the configuration of the displays have to do with the FBW system ? Control feedback can be tactile (sidestick or yoke, rudder/brake pedals) or visual... the FBW computers drive both. FBW Has nothing to do with the configuration of the displays. IMO, it depends on how broadly &quo...Jump to post
Second Honu test flight to HNL completed, shown at renovated gate C4 (old gate 29). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/08/hawaii-news/all-nippon-airways-gearing-up-to-expand-in-hawaii-in-a-big-way/ Link has link to pix of a/c F, J, and cockpit: pix 18-20. Go "backwards" from pix 1 to a...Jump to post
The control law that is used by Airbus is called C*, the one used by Boeing C*U (I don’t know what the letters stand for). The law used by Airbus results in an aircraft that is flight path stable, I.e. that maintains its attitude when the control input is released. FBW Boeings are speed stable, I.e...Jump to post
I can't find any conclusive statement that the B787 is "fully FBW" to the level of the Airbus A320 and higher. There are many webpages on sites other than Boeing that state "B787 and B777 are FBW", but from Boeing itself: https://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/articles/20...Jump to post
Do you know why the US3 has largely shied away from purchasing second hand WB planes? IMO, the decision to acquire (or not to acquire) used a/c in general is cabin reconfiguration costs. In general, cabin reconfig work on WBs is just as active as on NBs... see the table in https://www.mro-network.c...Jump to post
"Angle flat" is Orwellian doublespeak. The correct term would be planar with acute angle to the deck. Let's organize a petition. /humour.Jump to post
Exceptions "just to look out the window": pushback.... what's behind you, very useful for cargo ops at airports with less "ground service discipline"; wingtip clearance (think of it as TCAS while on the ground)... "STOP STOP" rather than "PULL UP PULL UP".Jump to post
I think a 360 degree view from atop the vert. stab would be quite useful, esp. in alleys. I can remember at least 10 different pushback or taxiing "can openers" in the last 2 years (as in wingtip or winglet into another stab or wing). Insurance companies would certainly have a use for the ...Jump to post
WN starts interisland service on 28 April 2019, HNL/OGG, 4x daily. HNL/KOA starts 12 May, 4x daily. New TPAC service: SJC/OGG starts 05 May. SJC/HNL starts 26 May. Connection "bank" at HNL to enable OAK/KOA and SJC/KOA. Tom Nealon (WN Pres.): Pax "satisfaction with the in-flight [TPAC...Jump to post
In traffic near airports, wouldn't video feeds of airspace from hull mounted cameras be helpful? Think of it as "eyebrow windows" that cover airspace forward of the wingtips. The cameras could have motion detectors linked to ATC data that zero in other aircraft and superimpose the a/c ID o...Jump to post
Mokulele Airways (MW) resumes OGG/LNY (Lanai City)... Grand Caravans (unless they use one of their two Pilatus PC-12s). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/04/23/breaking-news/mokulele-airlines-to-add-service-between-kahului-and-lanai/ MW is now owned by Southern Airways (9X), which has been on a bu...Jump to post
I find this highly dangerous, especially if we are talking about an airspace that might also get used by foreign pilots. Of course it's dangerous, but is a CAA going to ground all local GA pilots that don't speak English? That is the crux of the problem. The commercial pilots take advantage of ATC ...Jump to post
It's common for local language to be spoken by ATC to local pilots.Jump to post
"Singapore and Malaysia will instead work together to develop GPS-based instrument approach procedures for Seletar Airport." https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/seletar-airport-malaysian-carrier-firefly-flights-singapore-11464544 Color me puzzled. How would a new GPS approach &q...Jump to post
Yes, in theory.... just like HA's baggage-check kiosks in HNL Terminal 1, but even better, since JL's system doesn't require you to queue in line to hand over your checked bag(s) to a screener. Moving 2 suitcases down the queue in Terminal 1 is quite a dance (but you'd be in Terminal 2 if flying HA ...Jump to post
What use has HPV seen since the departure of scheduled services? Very little information on the airport available on the internet. Since interisland service stopped about 25 years ago, activity at HPV (privately owned by Princeville Corp., the developer of Princeville) has been helicopter tours and...Jump to post
FAR § 135.183
Performance requirements: Land aircraft operated over water.
No person may operate a land aircraft carrying passengers over water unless—
(a) It is operated at an altitude that allows it to reach land in the case of engine failure;
Honu (NH A380) visits HNL on first test flight.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/04/ ... u-airport/
You're right. I've flown in Makani Kai's Grand Caravan HNL/MKK... yes, it's a single. My point about the Grand Caravan to HPV is that I assume reduced payload with a single, so yields must be worse that with the Chieftain. Otherwise, why wouldn't they fly the C208?Jump to post
Makani Kai (non-member of IATA, no code) will launch HNL/HPV (Princeville, N. shore of Kauai) service on 01 May 2019 operating its 9-pax Piper Chieftain piston twins. By inference, their Cessna Grand Caravan twins can't operate from the 3,560 ft. strip at HPV with acceptable yields. https://www.star...Jump to post
DL's possible new partner in India: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420181&hilit=Who+is+SkyTeam%27s+new+partner+in+India%3FJump to post