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by kwcarolma
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Wider Would A320 Need To Be?
Replies: 21
Views: 7441

RE: How Much Wider Would A320 Need To Be?

http://www.atwonline.com/magazine/article.html?articleID=1615

In fact Boeing is looking at the feasibility to offer 2+2+2 abreast config. B737/A320 replacement.

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by kwcarolma
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 In Sydney
Replies: 45
Views: 6768

RE: A380 In Sydney

<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/superjumbo-to-touch-down-in-sydney/2006/11/21/1163871395924.html" target=_blank>http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/...dney/2006/11/21/1163871395924.html</a> A news from last week's Sydney Morning Herald mentioned the A380's scheduled to land at AEST 11:0...

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by kwcarolma
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Boeing Confident On 787
Replies: 37
Views: 11785

RE: Why Is Boeing Confident On 787

For me, Boeing's confident in B787 comes with a solid reason which's already proven to be successful 10 years ago. Remember the philosophy employed by Boeing to design its mighty B777? That's "Working Together"! Boeing invited its customers to come, sit around and let them to talk about what kind of...

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by kwcarolma
Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Sound Onboard A Supersonic Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 8599

Engine Sound Onboard A Supersonic Flight

I was browsing some aviation related forum and found an interesting question, that whether we're able to hear any sound generated by the aircraft we're onboard when it's flying supersonic. So far I ain't lucky enough to ride a supersonic flight so I don't know the answer. But my guest is we're able ...

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by kwcarolma
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Still #2?
Replies: 20
Views: 6882

RE: Is Boeing Still #2?

Apart from delivery and revenue, maybe it can be judged by their technologies? I've heard of a rumour that B's way more advance than A in terms of its technology offered to commerical airliner sector.

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by kwcarolma
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will Cathay Pacific's B773ERs Go?
Replies: 35
Views: 9905

RE: Where Will Cathay Pacific's B773ERs Go?

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by kwcarolma
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PPL Spin Requirement?
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

RE: PPL Spin Requirement?

Due to the higher centre of gravity, Cessna aircraft have a greater tendency to spin when stalled.

Flat spin is in fact need a bit more of effort to recover from due to the tremendous yaw force. Sometimes a few attempts is needed before one can recover from a fully developed spin.

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by kwcarolma
Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will Cathay Pacific's B773ERs Go?
Replies: 35
Views: 9905

RE: Where Will Cathay Pacific's B773ERs Go?

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by kwcarolma
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PPL Spin Requirement?
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

RE: PPL Spin Requirement?

While it's basically required to practice spin and spin recovery for PPL in Australia, it isn't compulsory in some parts of the world. Since some aircraft are prohibited to perform intentional fully-developed spinning, it leaves that spinning to be an optional training. But incipent spinning is stil...

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by kwcarolma
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will Cathay Pacific's B773ERs Go?
Replies: 35
Views: 9905

Where Will Cathay Pacific's B773ERs Go?

I'm not sure if it's discussed before. But still would like to open this topic for discussion. In last December Cathay placed an order to purchase 16 B777-300ER and 3 A330-300. And in last June it also add two more B777-300ER to the book. My questions are: Where are they gonna put these B773ER? Will...

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by kwcarolma
Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?
Replies: 19
Views: 10753

RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

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by kwcarolma
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Air Firm 30 737/787; To Launch London Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 11836

RE: HK Air Firm 30 737/787; To Launch London Flight

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by kwcarolma
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do I Get Load Factors!?!?!
Replies: 17
Views: 8714

RE: How Do I Get Load Factors!?!?!

You probably need to know some insiders, perfectly from revenue department of the airlines you're looking at.

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by kwcarolma
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Management Schools
Replies: 10
Views: 4626

RE: Aviation Management Schools

You might also consider The University of New South Wales in Sydney. We've a Master of Science & Technology (Aviation Management) program.
here's the website: www.aviation.unsw.edu.au

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by kwcarolma
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Does It Take To Replace A Busted Tyre?
Replies: 10
Views: 8714

RE: How Long Does It Take To Replace A Busted Tyre?

Thanks EHHO! But well I guess it might take shorter than 45mins because the captain of my flight told us that it would take like 20mins in the first place. But after then he announced that it would take a bit longer as the technicans found the aircraft was too heavy to be lifted off!! So I guess it ...

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by kwcarolma
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Does It Take To Replace A Busted Tyre?
Replies: 10
Views: 8714

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Busted Tyre?

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1120388" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1120388</a> Just browsed the a.net and got this photo. I'm always interested in knowing how a tyre replacing looks like and how long it usually takes to do so. I remember I once onboard an <ac...

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by kwcarolma
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1 A380 Vs 2 787
Replies: 53
Views: 11509

RE: 1 A380 Vs 2 787

I don't think it's practical for airlines to simply squeeze pax into A380s so as to reduce frequency. With so many flights on <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York...

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by kwcarolma
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Major Airline Still Using DC-10
Replies: 29
Views: 8817

RE: What Major Airline Still Using DC-10

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by kwcarolma
Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B744 With No Winglets?
Replies: 37
Views: 14208

RE: B744 With No Winglets?

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by kwcarolma
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Common Are Full Power Departures?
Replies: 72
Views: 15951

RE: How Common Are Full Power Departures?

Back to Kai Tai's time many flights especially those long-haul bounding to Europe and North America used full-power then sit for 20-30 seconds before rolling down the 3200m runway. Otherwise there'd be no sufficient runway left to abort at or before V1.

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by kwcarolma
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Aviation Movie Ever Made...Your Thoughts
Replies: 62
Views: 10496

RE: Worst Aviation Movie Ever Made...Your Thoughts

Flight of the Phoneix comes to my mind.

A "chief aircraft designer" intended to disassemble the badly smashed C119 and make a new aircraft in the middle of nowhere. Then later it's revealed that he knows nothing about real aircraft because the company he works for actually produces model aircraft!

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by kwcarolma
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cathay Pacific F/J/Y Seats Announced
Replies: 84
Views: 18243

RE: New Cathay Pacific F/J/Y Seats Announced

Y class design's very impressive. I particularly like the idea of fixed back. I'm not a big fan of the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> styled J class design becoz it looks quite weird to me. The design of F class's excellent. It's just the timber finishing make...

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by kwcarolma
Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes Of The Past...
Replies: 27
Views: 5062

RE: Planes Of The Past...

For me, the legendary DC-3~

[Edited 2006-09-24 07:26:32]

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by kwcarolma
Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200LR Why So Long To Take To Skys?
Replies: 57
Views: 13193

RE: 777-200LR Why So Long To Take To Skys?

B772LR's solely designed for extra long range so it's fit with extra fuel tanks which occupy the cargo space and hence compromises the payload. So it might be economically inefficient for some airlines.

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by kwcarolma
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Songs
Replies: 109
Views: 21703

RE: Airline Songs

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by kwcarolma
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 Last Flight Question
Replies: 104
Views: 17835

RE: NW DC-10 Last Flight Question

I still miss my days flying on L1011, DC-10 and MD-11...Particularly of DC-10. It's really an amazing machine that I think she's more beautiful than anything else. It's always a great pleasure to fly on one of them.

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by kwcarolma
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Songs
Replies: 109
Views: 21703

RE: Airline Songs

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by kwcarolma
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8869

RE: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes

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by kwcarolma
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Starts 380 Tests With Pax Today
Replies: 85
Views: 25441

RE: Airbus Starts 380 Tests With Pax Today

Just curious to know which a/c are gonna be used for the test flights.

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by kwcarolma
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8869

RE: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes

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by kwcarolma
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Have Manufacturers Started Using -8, -9, Etc.?
Replies: 26
Views: 4616

RE: Why Have Manufacturers Started Using -8, -9, Etc.?

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by kwcarolma
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8869

RE: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes

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by kwcarolma
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did Pilot "bars" Get Started?
Replies: 41
Views: 23368

RE: How Did Pilot "bars" Get Started?

Here's <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>'s system 1 bar -- 2nd Officer (SO) 2 bars -- Junior 1st Officer (JFO) 2 bars with a thin line in btw -- 1st Officer (FO) / Flight Engineer (FE) 3 bars -- Senior 1st Officer (<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSF...

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by kwcarolma
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8869

RE: Cathay And Thai's A346 Routes

CX also puts A346 to fly <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Au...

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by kwcarolma
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is CX Joining Star Alliance?
Replies: 9
Views: 7886

RE: Is CX Joining Star Alliance?

Just add a note, Delta's with Skyteam.

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by kwcarolma
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Accident At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 16063

RE: Qantas Accident At LAX

I'm just wondering whether we should call it an "accident" or "incident" because the report said the engine suffered damage and it's obvious that it's a damage to the aircraft......

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by kwcarolma
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Bags Been Stolen?
Replies: 15
Views: 2637

RE: My Bags Been Stolen?

I remember two years ago when I was back to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> for holiday. While I was getting my luggage from the carousel...

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by kwcarolma
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft To Pilot Ratio
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

RE: Aircraft To Pilot Ratio

It's about 5 to 6 crew per a/c in average, I reakon. CX has 97 a/c and around 1200 pilots.

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by kwcarolma
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All One Aircraft? Good Idea? Bad Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 3476

RE: All One Aircraft? Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Well I've an idea (though I feel stupid) that if one of the a/c crashed and if the preliminary report states that the accident may relate to some sort of design/maintenance problem, for safety issue the entire fleet might have to be grounded. Then it'll be a really big problem for an airline which f...

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by kwcarolma
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline For Smokers: Smintair
Replies: 91
Views: 16167

RE: New Airline For Smokers: Smintair

Interesting idea. But personally I don't think it'll work well. I don't have any data to support me, but I believe the majority of the smoking group don't really mind to refrain from smoking for just couples of hours while they're onboard. I'm smoke as well but I just hate to be struck in an enclose...

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