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by Airliner1973
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 85258

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Good news. The 744's are able to leave. They have to be as light as possible (low fuel) to be able to take off, and it is a one time license only. Source (in Dutch only): https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/akkoord-bereikt-lufthansa-747s-mogen-toch-vertrekken-vanaf-twente-air...

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by Airliner1973
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 85258

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

According to this, five of Lufthansa's 747-400s will be scrapped by a Texas-based company: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/in-den-usa-verschrottet-lufthansa-hat-fuenf-boeing-747-400-verkauft Are these flying to Texas or somewhere else in the states? The five aircraft have been sold to GE Materials wh...

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by Airliner1973
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The weirdest sim check scenario?
Replies: 27
Views: 3407

Re: The weirdest sim check scenario?

When we have time left we do a record attempt at doing touch and gos on all runways at Schiphol. I believe I’m at around 2m50sec. That’s no limits or rules so do whatever you want as long as you don’t crash. Now that is something I have to try in my own SIM ;-) I suspect that requires some planning...

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by Airliner1973
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The weirdest sim check scenario?
Replies: 27
Views: 3407

Re: The weirdest sim check scenario?

When we have time left we do a record attempt at doing touch and gos on all runways at Schiphol. I believe I’m at around 2m50sec. That’s no limits or rules so do whatever you want as long as you don’t crash. Now that is something I have to try in my own SIM ;-) I suspect that requires some planning...

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by Airliner1973
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the wings center of pressure moves aft with increasing mach number?
Replies: 8
Views: 4713

Re: Why does the wings center of pressure moves aft with increasing mach number?

At transonic speeds, shockwaves form above and below the wing. These shockwaves increase pressure gradients and "concentrate" the lift towards them. With increasing Mach number, the shockwaves move aft as the aircraft "outruns" them. This means that the CoL also moves aft. This ...

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by Airliner1973
Mon May 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody supersonic airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 2149

Re: Widebody supersonic airliners

As far as I have understood the issue has more to do with the sonic boom which prohibits SST's to fly faster than the speed of sound in the vicinity of land (or populated area's). So, as long as that is not 'fixed' I don't see any SST flying any time soon . . .

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by Airliner1973
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Re: Boeing 777 PIP 2.0 2016

Where all 777-300ER's upgraded with these improvements? Or only the new built ones from a certain date onwards?

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by Airliner1973
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3724

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

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It details all 747 types (and other airliners) and how the 5th pod was used.
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It details all 747 types (and other airliners) and how the 5th pod was used.

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by Airliner1973
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 29949

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

The following is reported in the Netherlands on luchtvaartnieuws.nl: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/jet-airways-verkoopt-nederlandse-activiteiten-aan-klm It contains a link to a PDF from the Stock Exchange in India: https://www.bseindia.com/xml-data/corpfiling/AttachLive...

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by Airliner1973
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPWS System
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: GPWS System

I think the pilots flying for Druk Air into Paro fly with GPWS off (or so I've read somewhere) as they fly direct into the mountains to land . . . So, pilots can elect to switch it off when it becomes a nuisance . . .

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by Airliner1973
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Global Supertanker - Any avionics modifications?
Replies: 4
Views: 2383

Re: B744 Global Supertanker - Any avionics modifications?

Ah. So on the flightdeck nothing actually changed then (aside from the firefighting systems)?
I somewhat expected a switch to be added to supress any warnings while flying this low and re-enable them when they fly back to base.

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by Airliner1973
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Global Supertanker - Any avionics modifications?
Replies: 4
Views: 2383

B744 Global Supertanker - Any avionics modifications?

Hi All, [ My first question after reading this forum for the past 10 years ;-) ] Anyway, seeing the Global Supertanker flying so low to the ground in a seemingly normal B744 I thought what changes (if any) were made to the avionics and / or alerting systems. I can imagine that when bringing this air...

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by Airliner1973
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4324

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

All Dutch airports are on LiveATC. Belgium and French airports are not (as far as I checked). So, not all European countries are on LiveATC, but some are . . . (haven't checked them all)

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