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by AirKevin
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 24
Views: 5266

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

Also, as you noted, Japan builds 35% of 787 parts, which means Boeing + US suppliers do not make a full plane either. Actually, all aircraft programmes in US or EU share the work across many countries and companies. And in this point of view, Japan does very well. Is the 787 the only airplane that ...

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by AirKevin
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 941 757-300 gear problem
Replies: 35
Views: 8487

Re: DL 941 757-300 gear problem

comairguycvg wrote:
SEAorPWM wrote:
Did they shut down the runway?

Yes runway was shut down while maintenance came out and changed the tire on the runway. I watched it from F tower. Then super tug towed it to the gate.

They....changed the tire and then towed the plane to the gate. Interesting.

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by AirKevin
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 941 757-300 gear problem
Replies: 35
Views: 8487

Re: DL 941 757-300 gear problem

If they used the alternate gear extension, the landing gear doors won't close. You can see the nose gear doors are also fully open.

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by AirKevin
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.
Replies: 30
Views: 2115

Re: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.

Whoppers are tasty, so I'll give you that, although I prefer a Triple Whopper. I have occasionally ended up with a Quadruple Whopper by accident, and the largest I ever had was an Octuple Whopper. Only ever did that once, but I digress.

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by AirKevin
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.
Replies: 30
Views: 2115

Re: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.

1. Eating Burger King at the old Heathrow Terminal 3 landside restaurant when spotting around 2002-4 Of all places, I'm surprised that Burger King would make the top of the list, or really, the list at all. I guess in my case, the two I can think of happened on the same trip. The first happened in ...

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by AirKevin
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest Discontinued flights
Replies: 52
Views: 2852

Re: Your longest Discontinued flights

I don't think any of the routes I've flown on were outright discontinued altogether, but as far as specific airlines discontinuing them, the longest would have to be JFK-NRT on Northwest and American, along with the reverser on American and United. The only other one on the list for me would be NRT ...

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by AirKevin
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2414

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

I am pretty sure all commercial jets are required to have TCAS, so that wouldn't be an issue. As for pilots being able to switch controls during take-off, I'm not sure why that would be an issue, either. All the other pilot has to do is grab onto the controls and take over. It's not like they have t...

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by AirKevin
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787
Replies: 97
Views: 13832

Re: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787

You do realize the 787 and A350 have comparable range? Either way, China Airlines is looking at the A33neo and 787....so they're adding a new type regardless. The 787-10 is a great regional airplane, contrary to your assertions. But they currently have A330s, so the A330NEO shouldn't be too much of...

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by AirKevin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters
Replies: 104
Views: 27509

Re: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters

China uses meters for elevation but Canada uses feet. Aviation in China has its uniqueness so I wouldn’t be surprised if Air Canada needs to reconfigure the airplanes. I assumed we were talking about weights rather than altitude. Altitude can easily be switched at the push of a button. I'm pretty s...

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by AirKevin
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often is 28L/10R at KFLL Actually Used
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: How Often is 28L/10R at KFLL Actually Used

rjsampson wrote:
Have a look at the airport on Google Maps/Earth. You can easily determine degrees of runway utilization based on the density of tire marks in the touch-down zones.

Unless said runway is only used for take-off.

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by AirKevin
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 14532

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

Looks like both 74 Gear and MentourPilot commented on the video. 74 Gear responded with an explanation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTG1ah53LBE MentourPilot might be doing a short video explaining it. Fair play to Xiaomanyc, he got 74 Gear to join him on a response video he's just released...

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by AirKevin
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787
Replies: 97
Views: 13832

Re: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787

CI 330s flies to Asian Pacific, Mainland, Japan,Korean. My view is, they don't need 787 range, they have heaps of 359 already. Considering it is difficult to recover to pre-covid level, it makes little sense to introduce another wide body. Top up 359 maybe a better ideas even the deal may not as sw...

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by AirKevin
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters
Replies: 104
Views: 27509

Re: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters

It’s speculated that these airplanes were supposed to go to an airline in China. Air Canada may have taken them as is and decided to modify them to their own standards. My best guess is that the flight decks need to be reconfigured. The large displays on new 767s are very different from the old 199...

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by AirKevin
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters
Replies: 104
Views: 27509

Re: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters

Today Air Canada announced the order for two 777F. In that announcement, these two new build B767F orders were also mentioned. Specifically, it mentioned that they have already been delivered to Air Canada, but they won't enter service until 2023. Since these are purpose-built freighters, does anyo...

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by AirKevin
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters
Replies: 104
Views: 27509

Re: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters

Today Air Canada announced the order for two 777F. In that announcement, these two new build B767F orders were also mentioned. Specifically, it mentioned that they have already been delivered to Air Canada, but they won't enter service until 2023. Since these are purpose-built freighters, does anyo...

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by AirKevin
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd AA 737 Tug Incident at LGA
Replies: 44
Views: 10116

Re: Odd AA 737 Tug Incident at LGA

Nomadd wrote:
It looked like he cut the corner so hard he was pulling the plane backward.
What's the turn limit on the front gear?

70 degrees.

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by AirKevin
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 14532

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

I think what we saw was a pretty genuine (if not completely informed) reaction... which is what you'd expect from someone like him. Sure, but what about the title of the video, which reads "My plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean." Clearly, by the time he shot the video to explai...

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by AirKevin
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 14532

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

Obviously the guy is sensationalist and comes off a bit thick (“I didn’t realize you needed a visa to visit Ghana”). Yes...and that may account for a measure of authenticity in his reaction...not necessarily sensationalism as such...because if you're a bit thick and know next to nothing of the avia...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 14532

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTG1ah53LBE

MentourPilot might be doing a short video explaining it.
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Looks like both 74 Gear and MentourPilot commented on the video. 74 Gear responded with an explanation here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTG1ah53LBE

MentourPilot might be doing a short video explaining it.

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by AirKevin
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 14532

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

2eng2efficient wrote:
Can’t read the fuel totals which would be interesting info given the context.

33,100 pounds for the left, 37,300 pounds for the right, and 1,300 for the center for a total of 71,700 pounds.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, United approved for new CPT routes
Replies: 53
Views: 10320

Re: United adds IAD-CPT

Looking at the flight time alone, IAD-CPT is 14 hours and 30 minutes, while the trip back home is 16 hours. SFO-SIN is 16 hours and 35 minutes, while the trip back home is 15 hours and 5 minutes. So SFO-SIN is still the longest route on there network for now I believe, longer than service between I...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62256

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

You normally have both pilots having their hands and feet on the controls during a critical phase of flight? Only asking because out of all the videos I have seen, I have never seen this happen before in commercial aviation. The first link that popped up when I searched “A320 takeoff video” was thi...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 68
Views: 7218

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s not, for the 100th time, a “1500 hour rule”; it’s an Airline Transport Pilot certificate rule. If you’re a Pilot flying Airline Transport, having an ATP would seem to be a baseline requirement.

But you would need to have 1500 hours in order to get your ATP, would you not.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 32
Views: 4341

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

rjsampson wrote:
Is ATL the only airport that consistently (ie: always, during busy times -- and frequently when not) does triple concurrent landings?

Does ORD not do this.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A 'Flights That You Never Made It Onto' Thread?
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: A 'Flights That You Never Made It Onto' Thread?

First one for me was back in March of 2007, when my dad and I were scheduled to fly from EWR to ORD to look at a few colleges before returning home. A snowstorm that occurred a day before the flight resulted in the flight to ORD being cancelled. The earliest they could rebook us was a few days later...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major ground staff industrial action at Lufthansa on Wednesday
Replies: 31
Views: 4214

Re: Major ground staff industrial action at Lufthansa on Wednesday

In todays day and age, a strike by ANY airline group in the USA would be blocked by POTUS. Would cripple the USA if an airline the size of AA shut down completely. I guess ground staff just needs to accept being poor. The dichotomy between (near) minimum wage and being essential workers the economy...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling pilot was first to flee a plane after hearing a loud explosion
Replies: 17
Views: 7440

Re: Vueling pilot was first to flee a plane after hearing a loud explosion

But I would expect the first officer to be one of the first people off the aircraft in an evacuation. That would be inline with many airlines emergency evacuation procedure. Why is that. I would have thought both pilots would have to perform the evacuation checklist, or would that already be done b...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62256

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

FO wouldn't normally have his feet on the pedals if the CAPT is flying. I would fail any pilot who does not have their hands and feet on the controls in a critical phase of flight. They need to take over quickly in the event of incapacitated PF. You normally have both pilots having their hands and ...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62256

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

Avatar2go wrote:
The rudder pedals are interconnected from left to right, so not sure if the first officer would have noticed excessive rudder input.

Would he even have any reason to have his feet anywhere near the rudder pedals if he wasn't the flying pilot.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Freighter Launched
Replies: 14
Views: 3763

Re: Q400 Freighter Launched

100%. No way AS let’s QX fly it. So who do you think could pull this off? EDIT. Ravn I could see make this work. Ravn just bought some beech 1900 freights. Ace air could grow into a bigger plane I think. They constantly are flying wingtip departures to places like ADQ, AKN, DLG, south east Alaska. ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?

889091 wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
A little plane in a snow globe?


...yep... and start stalking him once you give him the snow globe... :-)

And then post all about it here.

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by AirKevin
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 57
Views: 2759

Re: Dominoes Pizza

I wonder how many people changed dinner plans to eat pizza after reading this thread. LOL Not me. I drive a truck for a living, so I only get to eat what's available where I am. Pizza generally isn't on that list. Where are you driving that pizza isn’t available? TA and Petro truck stops don't have...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 57
Views: 2759

Re: Dominoes Pizza

bpatus297 wrote:
I wonder how many people changed dinner plans to eat pizza after reading this thread. LOL

Not me. I drive a truck for a living, so I only get to eat what's available where I am. Pizza generally isn't on that list.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5707

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Here in the US with our addiction to sprawl, a big part of it is because of housing costs. I think the housing sticker shock overrides the commuter fuel costs for many, especially in times of a balanced oil market (2015-19). Those with a job at a grocery store, for example, simply can't afford to l...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: Strange divert UA45

In this case the aircraft did fly to ORD,as per the flight plan that day. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL45/history/20220718/1145Z/LSZH/KORD It also looks like it was significantly delayed as it had returned to the gate in Zurich. Once it arrived in Chicago, the flight to San Francisco was ...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Immigration Foreign Country Pre-Clearance Staffing
Replies: 52
Views: 7503

Re: USA Immigration Foreign Country Pre-Clearance Staffing

How does it impose on sovereignty when the CBP officials only deal with US-bound passengers? Because they're acting on foreign soil. In my mind, a foreign government having agents at a domestic airport is a violation of sovereignty, and knowing the US they will keep on pushing to have more and more...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2955

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

I'm befuddled. How did you put single-engine and contra-rotating in the same sentence like that. If you flipped it the other way, would you then not need more left rudder instead of right. Or am I just stupid. I think he is asking about coaxial contrarotating propellers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2955

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

I'm befuddled. How did you put single-engine and contra-rotating in the same sentence like that. If you flipped it the other way, would you then not need more left rudder instead of right. Or am I just stupid.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5707

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Of course you can go to work and eat. But maybe bike to work and not eat red meat. Hang your laundry to dry. Simple stuff. Slight problem with this theory. I am an over-the-road truck driver. I'm almost never home, but when I am home, it is a 44-mile drive from my house to the terminal. There is no...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports in chaos in Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 5695

Re: Airports in chaos in Europe

https://www.klm.co.uk/

That could be interesting if somebody was connecting there to go somewhere to take a cruise or something.
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OA260 wrote:
More issues today


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https://www.klm.co.uk/

That could be interesting if somebody was connecting there to go somewhere to take a cruise or something.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and 200 Pax
Replies: 75
Views: 12183

Re: Southwest and 200 Pax

It's not required especially since WN lacks first class so the forward lav could be used by 1/3 of the passengers. It's hard to really compare WN with DL and UA which have 4 lavs on 739s or MAX 9s because of a dedicated first class lav. B6 operates 200 seat A321s and they all have 4 lavs and from a...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian
Replies: 80
Views: 5996

Re: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian

service wise? depends but not really money wise? not really environmental wise? NO So how does keeping Southwest's flights low help when Hawaiian is also operating 717s. Keep in mind that Southwest only has one aircraft type, and they fly it from the mainland, do a few hops, and then fly them back....

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refuelling staff to stage three-day strike at Heathrow.
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Refuelling staff to stage three-day strike at Heathrow.

Can a United 787 or 777 not make it a round trip (at least from EWR, IAD, or ORD)? no How can a 777 fly 15+ hours from JFK to TPE and not make it 12-13 EWR-LHR-EWR? That's 900 fewer miles and presumably you could take out some belly cargo from the route temporarily? Couple things to add after I had...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refuelling staff to stage three-day strike at Heathrow.
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Refuelling staff to stage three-day strike at Heathrow.

LHR to AMS/CDG are such short hops, an A320 or 78H can easily do two round trips on one refill. It’s not quite that simple. With full, or mostly full, fuel tanks and a full pax load, landing weights are exceeded on those short segments. Given how short these flights are, I seriously doubt they woul...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yup, about a decade ago.

I just checked, that happened back in 2017, so not quite a decade yet. Halfway there.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refuelling staff to stage three-day strike at Heathrow.
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Refuelling staff to stage three-day strike at Heathrow.

AF and KL can just fly in with enough fuel to perform the return as well, even if this is not an environmentally friendly decision. But for United,Emirates and Virgin, the inconvenience will be inevitable. Tanker and then an intermediate fuel stop? LHR to AMS/CDG are such short hops, an A320 or 78H...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: Strange divert UA45

In this case the aircraft did fly to ORD,as per the flight plan that day. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL45/history/20220718/1145Z/LSZH/KORD It also looks like it was significantly delayed as it had returned to the gate in Zurich. Once it arrived in Chicago, the flight to San Francisco was ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

As far as I've been told, you'd have to find a truck to get the fuel off the plane, and then it could only be put on another plane of that airline. You couldn't take the fuel off the plane and put it back in whatever fuel storage it came from as far as I've been told. It is correct that it cannot b...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

- reduce fuel load, and plan fuel stop enroute to destination Hopefully sorted out before it actually gets loaded. Once the fuel is loaded, you can't take it off since it would be considered contaminated. Yes, you can refuel the plane, no it’s not contaminated. There is a check process, though, it’...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 38
Views: 3327

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

All transport category aircraft have some form of a take off configuration check/take off configuration warning to alert the crew should the airplane not be properly configured for take off. Many airlines are making the setting of flaps a requirement prior to beginning the taxi. Not true, I can tel...

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