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by HighBypass
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14157

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

To have an honest discussion, we should be talking in actual figures and not uninformed estimates. Much of the talk here is far too general to carry any weight in a serious debate. Without the solid support of real figures, how can we reasonably debate this? There are figures available on both the A...

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by HighBypass
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6264

Re: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes

Commercial aviation tends to run forward in technology, not back. 4 engine aircraft are becoming a thing of the past - even the marketing has been embarrassingly dropped - anyone recall the Airbus/Virgin slogan, "4 engines 4 long haul?" That went away rather quickly after fuel prices start...

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by HighBypass
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 26
Views: 6128

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

For flight deck crew, below 10,000 feet, no extraneous chatter (by statute), and for both ATCOs and pilots, advisory guidance and common sense says when radio traffic is high, stick to ops.

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by HighBypass
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 707535

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

According to one inside rumor, Emirates leadership became annoyed at Airbus pushing the deal through early, unauthorized media releases, something Washington in the states refers to as "softening the ground". A profound lack of a secondary market for the A380 has also become part of the cu...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 15283

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

To be clear, airlines rarely, if ever, sell their own aircraft. Sales are facilitated by brokers. Leasing statements offered above are fairly accurate, however, each agreement is unique and while there are limits on the number of generalities we can get away with, contracts rarely go above 60% on fu...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 15283

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

I think one of the issues of the second hand A380 is that will come into the market show of the C and D checks which would add millions to the cost. Plus, the seat density would like require a whole new certification process, or perhaps even more exists. It's a nice idea though, but I think there a...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 18853

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

The wall is not moving. Let us recalibrate our eyes. What we are seeing is the seat bobbling about upon its tracks under the weight of the passenger ahead of you and not trim movement. Keep in mind that the inner walls are trim (and not structural) and if the fuselage barrel of the 787 (or any aircr...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off
Replies: 51
Views: 15103

Re: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off

ATCsundevill's NTSB Quote: An "uncontained" engine failure can be more serious because pieces from the engine exit the engine at high speeds in other directions, posing potential danger to the aircraft structure and persons within the plane. And to be clear, the "pieces" ejected ...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 15283

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

The argument against an ultra low cost carrier and a VLA is fairly simple, actually. High capital costs and limited routes force a high demand on profitability per flight. How do the legacy/majors deal with this? By offering 3-4 classes. The way current ticket pricing structure works on larger aircr...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the 757/767 so popular?
Replies: 71
Views: 12177

Re: Why are the 757/767 so popular?

Entry to market timing, the unique (at the time) characteristics of both aircraft (seat mile cost, range, hot and high performance, cargo capacity, type rating simplification to note just a few primary reasons) and finally, the unprecedented (again at the time) cooperation from the regulators on ETO...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX cabin noise levels?
Replies: 36
Views: 10255

Re: B737MAX cabin noise levels?

Fan noise (buzz) and jet pipe roar will be diminished on the MAX series aircraft compared to the NG. Wind noise at the pointy end, however, will remain about the same. Loud.

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 NEO Engine - Please Explain
Replies: 14
Views: 7002

Re: A321 NEO Engine - Please Explain

I could be wrong, but I am not so sure the reverser tracks run that far back. The mechanism would most likely be located more forward of the jet pipe and gas path; an area where heat, turbulence, and soot would compromise a sliding track. There is no aft jet pipe track on the LEAP powered 737MAX, wh...

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by HighBypass
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 33482

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

anshabhi wrote:
Boeing expects the market that they are serving to grow by 6 times over next 20 years.


I read that. Out of the (Boeing) projected need for 40,000 aircraft, nearly 30,000 are for single aisles.

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by HighBypass
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I would prefer we opt to be men and have real, honest conversations, with little or no regard to personal bias and a dash of open minded debate. Who's with me on that last bit?. That would indeed have been my preference. Thank you for the informative replies. Rgds Excellent! You live up to your use...

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by HighBypass
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

On the contrary, there has been nothing personal in my replies, and I haven't seen anything personal in your replies either. I was just genuinely wondering the implications of your statement regarding "minimally trained pilots". That's the beauty of the Airbus FBW system. It works extreme...

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by HighBypass
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 93809

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Assuming that image is more or less to scale, it looks like they're going for a single aisle after all! The NMA/MOM/797 will be dual aisle, with composite wings and fuselage as I shared from an inside point of view a few weeks back right here on Airliners dot net, including information on the autoc...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 93809

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Boeing touches the "797" and even teases with an image! http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/20/news/companies/boeing-797-paris-first-peek/index.html Assuming that image is more or less to scale, it looks like they're going for a single aisle after all! The NMA/MOM/797 will be dual aisle, with co...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Finn350 and Astuteman: It would seem the two of you are taking this conversation a bit too personally and have resorted to hyperbole in your arguments against my simple, truthful observations - observations that are well known. Apologies for providing truth. Perhaps this is not the place for such th...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

KarelXWB, the cycle limit increase comes with increased inspections and other labor intensive maintenance tasks. Kindly see my earlier post regarding this. These changes do not come gratis - they come with an increase in cost and time away from revenue service. I do not deny. I question though why ...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Airbus increased the cycle limits at some point in time, but Boeing still compares it to early A320s. Hence some comparisons are skewed. KarelXWB, the cycle limit increase comes with increased inspections and other labor intensive maintenance tasks. Kindly see my earlier post regarding this. These ...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I predict most orders for the -10 will be from airlines that would have ordered the -9. I don't see anything to convince an airline to order the -10 over a 321NEO. Unmatched (within class) dispatch reliability and maintenance savings are two commonly known motivations for airlines to choose the old...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Which does make you wonder what has caused so many airlines to order quite so many A320 series aircraft ...... I don't wonder at all. The A320 series is a perfectly good aircraft and for a singe aisle, offers passengers a little more room. Airbus also prices these aircraft very competitively and th...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29645

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Concorde was revolutionary, or had the potential to be. mariner :checkmark: I agree 100%. While the 747 revolutionized air travel due to its unique size and unsurpassed range, the truly revolutionary commercial transport aircraft from that era was without a shadow of a doubt, Concorde. Sonic booms,...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29645

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Always annoys me when people call it the "Queen of the skies". The original Queen of the Skies was the Vickers VC-10 family. That got the nickname first; the 747 just stole it. Boeing did not bestow the name upon itself, a media outlet did so if my memory serves. In the same way, super ju...

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by HighBypass
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I predict most orders for the -10 will be from airlines that would have ordered the -9. I don't see anything to convince an airline to order the -10 over a 321NEO. Unmatched (within class) dispatch reliability and maintenance savings are two commonly known motivations for airlines to choose the old...

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by HighBypass
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29645

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Never was a fan of the Hunchback of Puget Sound, and will never in a trillion years understand why it's maintained the cult of personality that it has among AvGeeks... I have not heard to the queen of the skies referred to as the hunchback of Puget Sound. Most likely due to the fact that he made up...

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by HighBypass
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Unmatched (within class) dispatch reliability and maintenance savings are two commonly known motivations for airlines to choose the older, simpler 737 series over the single aisle Airbus, not to mention the vastly superior DSO (design service objective) numbers. Fleet commonality would, naturally, ...

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by HighBypass
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74722

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

https://twitter.com/FlyingPhotog/status ... 0524891137


The rumor tweet from "FlyingPhotog" has been deleted.
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ikolkyo wrote:
Looks like JetBlue is getting A330neos, would have liked to see some 787s for them but A330neo makes sense for them and their plans.

https://twitter.com/FlyingPhotog/status ... 0524891137


The rumor tweet from "FlyingPhotog" has been deleted.

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by HighBypass
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 29
Views: 9638

Re: Regional airliners and heat...

Some of the smaller regional aircraft are thrust limited at higher operating temperatures, and in particular, the Bombardier CRJ's are known to have a relatively low limit on high temps.

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by HighBypass
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I predict most orders for the -10 will be from airlines that would have ordered the -9. I don't see anything to convince an airline to order the -10 over a 321NEO. Unmatched (within class) dispatch reliability and maintenance savings are two commonly known motivations for airlines to choose the old...

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by HighBypass
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65573

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Questions on the MAX 10's "semi-levered" landing gear: The more common term is trailing link and that design has been around for a while, including Boeing's own 777. In addition to the levering trick, which is actually only trailing link in appearance, the MAX 10 will also include a telesc...

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by HighBypass
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo SHARP package
Replies: 30
Views: 6385

Re: A320neo SHARP package

What they have done here is to delay the onset of a stall at low speeds. My money is on this aircraft having a lower stall speed than its non-modified brethren. With such a "PiP" comes more lift at lower speeds, getting the thing off the ground earlier and lowering approach speeds - both k...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27322

Re: German group considering A380 part out

Just for the record: there were firm orders from UPS, FedEx and EK. I am sorry, they were firm orders. See under "details ": https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A380_orders_and_deliveries This is true. UPS signed on to the A380 when Airbus agreed to cut about 40 A300F aircraft ...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27322

Re: German group considering A380 part out

A good suggestion, CrownVic, but with the market already awash with BCFs, and available -400 frames sitting in the desert, the need is just not there. The need for specialized loading equipment designed for quick turnarounds for the upper deck also works against big bird. In addition to the conversi...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB
Replies: 24
Views: 5541

Re: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB

I'm surprised that being that far past the threshold, the decision wasn't made to go around and try again, or divert to JFK Airport and request 22R or 4L there and then be handled at Sheltair at JFK. The filed alternate for that flight was KACY, Atlantic City. It appears the captain, as PM, lacked ...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27322

Re: German group considering A380 part out

EK errr the UAE government doesn't want them? Emirates is not interested in the super jumbos once their leases come up. More will be hitting the secondary market starting in 2020. The original plan was to replace all these Doric (now Amedeo) leases with new aircraft of the same type, however recent...

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3679

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

While it is not a concern for international travelers, domestic transfers through KSAN often require re-screening, as passengers leave airside on their way to the next gate.

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by HighBypass
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB
Replies: 24
Views: 5541

Re: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB

Sim and line training on a transport category aircraft type rarely involves touch and goes. Training go arounds in my experience are nearly always called between the FAF and the flare, very often at less than 100 feet AGL, allowing the startle factor to be part of the assessment. I believe it is po...

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by HighBypass
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB
Replies: 24
Views: 5541

Re: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB

According to the flight data, the approach was stable, and things only appeared to go sour close in and during the flare, one that became a float; a recurring theme in runway overruns. He was too detached from the process of landing Two clues that were missed: 1. ILS GS indicated high coming over th...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27322

Re: German group considering A380 part out

Despite the shocking idea that an aircraft in its early teens would be scrapped, this is a valid concern. Starting in 2016, lease rates have continued to fall for the A380 and cabin reconfiguration costs for placing the double decker coming off lease or out of scheduled service are prohibitively hig...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 33
Views: 7977

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

drgmobile wrote:
It doesn't take much effort to say one is "considering" an aircraft, particularly by airlines that may want to curry favour with the Chinese government. I'd save "amazing feat" if any major carrier outside of China were to actually buy the plane.


:checkmark:

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB
Replies: 24
Views: 5541

Re: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB

Perhaps someone with experience of LGA, or of flying the B737 can comment. I can not think of an obvious reason NOT to go around. Seems so clear that it makes me think that maybe there is something I do not know. There is no logical reason, but I can imagine a few that involve human factors. Going ...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB
Replies: 24
Views: 5541

Re: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB

Another rainy night incident with the magic tailwind. LGA may not be a so-called captain's airport, but during inclement weather, maybe it should be. I certainly cannot imagine a line training flight here in such conditions. "I have the airplane". Indeed, right after calling for TOGA thrus...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 43325

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

The title of the OP's referenced article is amusing to me. When has Airbus ever admitted building an aircraft that didn't live up to their "expectations"? The real question ought to be will this newest member of the A350 family live up to the expectations of its new owners. Kingsley-Jones ...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N/A
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: N/A

In a nutshell, the documents submitted during the carrier's operation certificate process contains their specific plans and procedures for the filling out of forms and digital tracking data. As stated earlier, I doubt there is specific regulatory language that applies to this directly, but you may b...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N/A
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: N/A

Part of an air carrier's operation certification includes procedures designed to avoid mistakes and self-reporting errors, particularly where safety is concerned. Those procedures include audits and detailed compliance tracking of maintenance, consumables, operations, and crew limits. Part 121 of th...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 797: A new MoM plane?
Replies: 10
Views: 4386

Re: Boeing 797: A new MoM plane?

MAX 10, possibly, yes. MoM, I believe the air carrier input stage has yet to be completed, leaving aside the design specifications process.

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N/A
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: N/A

This is based upon the premise of two-way communication as it relates to human factors and is a large part of CRM. Consider the cockpit call and response model during critical pre-flight checklists or FMS programming - one pilot reads the item, and the other crew member will not only perform that ac...

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by HighBypass
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is MMO determined for any aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 4304

Re: How is MMO determined for any aircraft?

Mmo and Vmo are determined by three limits of design: the aircraft strength (maximum load), stiffness (maximum load without deformation), and flight control effectiveness. The difference between maximum speed loads during flight testing and certificated speeds is based on two main considerations: fl...

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by HighBypass
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Carriers and the 757
Replies: 20
Views: 4102

Re: US Major Carriers and the 757

The 757 was marketed by Boeing initially as a "727 replacement", which was a bad tactic. It was not merely marketed for such a mission, the aircraft was designed and built for the task and there were numerous reasons for switching. Consider an aircraft that could fly farther and higher, w...

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