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by Agent
Wed May 18, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 3596

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

LH doesn't operate any A380s any more, so pretty moot. Also, for some time, those two aircraft were at different bases, though MUC got some A380s for a while before COVID. LH had a plan doing it at MUC, few Crews had the training, then there was Covid and changed everything. So it was the way LH wa...

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by Agent
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 3596

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

LH doesn't operate any A380s any more, so pretty moot. Also, for some time, those two aircraft were at different bases, though MUC got some A380s for a while before COVID. LH had a plan doing it at MUC, few Crews had the training, then there was Covid and changed everything. So it was the way LH wa...

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by Agent
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

- MCDU Picture is the latest Thales (S8), they tweaked a bit the Menus and some pages and added some features. Should be standard on new builds, was an option before - FLS is an option, GLS as well. You can tick GLS without having FLS when ordering a new build AFAIK. - MORA on ND is an option Hope t...

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by Agent
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 246
Views: 55110

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

What are the tire speeds of the A350 Max tire speed is 204kts GS. VR in JNB in this conditions around 165-170kts. Exactly the same as a 787. So my comparison works on all levels. It doesn’t matter what Vr is only GS matters. While I respect you reading from a book I have operational knowledge as a ...

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by Agent
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 246
Views: 55110

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Iv been right on max tire speed in the 787. To say that tire speed is not an issue is false. On a hot day in DEN Iv been well below MTOW and right on Max tire speed. I am not sure i got you right, but we are discussing JNB and not DEN? And about the A350 and not the B787? The limits i stated above ...

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by Agent
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 246
Views: 55110

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Iv been right on max tire speed in the 787. To say that tire speed is not an issue is false. On a hot day in DEN Iv been well below MTOW and right on Max tire speed. I am not sure i got you right, but we are discussing JNB and not DEN? And about the A350 and not the B787? The limits i stated above ...

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by Agent
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 246
Views: 55110

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Tire speed was the problem for 777, due to high weight and wing loading (significantly higher takeoff speed). Since 359 is quite a bit lighter, it is simply limited by TOW. Not quite sure if it's limited by takeoff run, or required climb gradient. However, the main reason is "hot and high"...

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by Agent
Sun May 30, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EU / UN "government fleets" ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: EU / UN "government fleets" ?

The belgian VIP air component is no more since the beginning of 2021.

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by Agent
Wed May 26, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6969

Re: MD11 CRT displays

I doubt LCD's can be used instead of CRT. Same problem exits for the A320, A330 and A340's that still have EIS1 CRT's. It is possible to upgrade EIS 1 (CRT) to EIS 2 (LCD), Airbus offers an SB for the retrofit. It has been done on all mentioned Airbus A/C, just a matter of willingness to pay the pr...

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by Agent
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 14117

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

The A340 has an integrated foldable ladder to access the aircraft from outside. The B747 has one also. A little simpler than that contraption. I want to say our A300 have them too, but I haven’t been in the avionics bay in a long time A300 has it as well. Back in the days this ladder was standard, ...

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by Agent
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 14117

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

In some A340 it is possible to enter forward (through the E&E) and aft cargo (through the mobile crew rest) comparments during flight.

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by Agent
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ is now the largest A350 operator
Replies: 21
Views: 5936

Re: SQ is now the largest A350 operator

Your latter instinct would pretty much be the case, as today's standard A359s have the wing twist, (multiple available) 280 tonne weight variants, physical fuel sensor/pump configuration, and modified winglets, now factory-standard. Only real differences are installed cargo-loading hardware in the ...

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by Agent
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 18332

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

In Europe there are many Airports with CAT IIIb capability. The lowest you can get (operators have to be certified for that) is NO decision height (ZERO) and 75m RVR. During Autumn there are several occasions demanding low visibilty approaches, but 75m are quite rare. But if its getting lower than 3...

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by Agent
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 4251

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

With an RNP AR curved approach one would even be able to use lower minima than back in the days.

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by Agent
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?
Replies: 27
Views: 4227

Re: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?

Delta tried the Surface tablets, hated them, terrible service, went to Apple Delta and Skywest, both had them. So glad they dumped them. What was wrong with the Surface with these airlines? Overall iPads are a lot cheaper for the airline and lots of pilots want to have it. So its a winner for the b...

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by Agent
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?
Replies: 27
Views: 4227

Re: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?

Because iPads seem to be doing a better job than built-in, original EFB. Also, they are normally issued to pilots on all fleets, whereas the manufacturer EFB's are airplane specific - there is a different one on say A350 and a different one on the 787 and there's none on other airplanes. There is n...

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by Agent
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 219416

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Latest movements for 6 January 2021: MSN 285 Hainan Airlines A359 F-WZNZ/B-xxxx, Fourteenth Test Flight at TLS...(includes Ferry/Test Flights at both CHR and LDE): https://aibfamily.flights/A350/285 MSN 423 China Eastern Airlines A359 F-WZNX/B-30IJ, Engine Run and Taxi Check at TLS: https://aibfami...

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by Agent
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4991

Re: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?

Aircraft (tail number) can be outfitted and certified to be used at high altitude airports. Usually there is a possibility to deactivate the automatic deployment of the passenger oxygen mask or raise the threshold for the activation. This is incorporated in a special procedure for flying into these ...

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by Agent
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Air Force A350 non-stop to Australia
Replies: 31
Views: 4494

Re: German Air Force A350 non-stop to Austral

The German A350s can even be used for troop transport. There are 76 premium economy seats in the back and 30 business class seats available in addition to the VIP seats. It's also planned to utilize them in the MedEvac role. https://www.bundeswehr.de/bw-de/organisation/luftwaffe/aktuelles/der-neue-...

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by Agent
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?
Replies: 110
Views: 27323

Re: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?

DL747400 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
The front cargo compartment is also sealed off. I'm not sure if all the equipment is present inside either (don't think so).


Curious.... What drove the decision to seal off the forward cargo hold?


I could imagine CG (Center of Gravity) problems come into play.

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by Agent
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 8015

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

On the A350, the HUD is an option and from what I see not many airlines buy it. I think it’s standard to be fitted on the A350, pretty sure we looked at not getting them and it was a higher cost because that configuration is non standard. Only carroer i can think diesnt have them installed is Air C...

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by Agent
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa Technik // Manilla
Replies: 7
Views: 2913

Re: Lufthansa Technik // Manilla

LHT Hamburg doesnt do heavy maintenance for airline customers anymore since a while. They are specialized in components overhaul, engines and outfitting/overhaul for VIP customers only.

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by Agent
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 216824

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

PRIMs took over the tasks, so no probes are required anymore. Evolution

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by Agent
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 5180

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

Not to forget the A310

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by Agent
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5525

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

32andBelow wrote:
Rarely do I see 737s at 410. Most are 330-370 along with the a320s. I will say I can’t remember an a320 at 410 but I have seen 737s at 400 and 410


Main reason: the A320 Series is only certified up to 39,100 or 39,800ft. Only ACJ go up to 41,100ft.

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by Agent
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 216824

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

qf789 wrote:
German Air Force A359 spotted at TLS out of final assembly without engines (2 Jun)


Are you sure this is a GAF frame?

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by Agent
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8353

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The MCDU scrolling things becomes even more annoying when you go back and forth with the A350, which scrolls the other way... :eyebrow: The A350 windshield shades are tedious. I don't know why couldn't use the pretty decent integrated design from the A330. Instead you get this bit of tintet plastic...

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by Agent
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 216824

Re: CAF pilots?

geeek wrote:
Who do the CAF flights? Is it the Airbus test pilots, or the airlines own pilots?

Usually it is a common flight with Airbus and Customer Staff on board. As it takes place before delivery, airbus is responsible for these flights.

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by Agent
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: glass cockpit safety question (Are the LCD screens armored)
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: glass cockpit safety question (Are the LCD screens armored)

As Flow2706 says, the flight critical functions on the A350 are never touch-enabled. The touchscreen option is only for the outer display units, used for charts, performance calculations, manuals, ACARS, and such ancillary functions. The inner display units, used for PFD and ND, and the center disp...

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by Agent
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022
Replies: 28
Views: 13810

Re: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022

Any news here? The first A/C should be in FAL already

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by Agent
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential orders for A35KULR?
Replies: 91
Views: 12895

Re: Potential orders for A35KULR?

Well, Airbus seems to be saying the PS aircraft is not a ULR What they may mean by that, is that the aircraft won't be meant to almost solely swap payload potential for fuel tankage, relative to a standard version. That's what the language here seems to convey: " it is not intending to produce...

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by Agent
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 34879

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Actually, the great circle distance is 8629 nautical miles, which makes the route 344nm longer than the distance to Newark. Should be doable with the ULR.

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by Agent
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A350-900ULR marketed towards other airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 5240

Re: Is the A350-900ULR marketed towards other airlines?

Possibly some ACJ Customers will order the greater fuel capacity. In the low density ACJ config with almost no cargo expected, it could reach nearly any antipode city pair.

Airlines not so much

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by Agent
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 6591

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

Hi Zeke, Thanks for that drawing! This seems to be the 7 frame RCT Option. The 5 frame RCT was standard, with the option of 7 frame. This is no ACT, but a bigger RCT which is fix installed. TCDS shows this option with additional 7900ltr, wich is pretty much the same amount as on your drawing. It mak...

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by Agent
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 6591

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

AFAIK only one ACT available for the -600 (fwd cargo hold, can keep the aft crew rest), one for the-300 (aft cargo hold, requires revoming of the MCR Crew Rest). None for the-500. Airbus once throwed a big ACT on a -200 (World Ranger) to make a Flight Le Bourget - Auckland and back nonstop, but nev...

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by Agent
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 6591

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

Could an A340-500 do routes such as DTW-PER, EZE-PVG, PKU-UIO, and SYX-ARI? (Not for commercial purposes) Via service bulletin I believe up to 5 additional centre tanks can be installed, each of them are 7200l/5200 kg capacity. That would raise the range to around 12500 nm. No idea if anyone actual...

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by Agent
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE request KC-46
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: UAE request KC-46

Chaostheory wrote:
Unlike the hypocrites in Germany, the US will support any equipment purchased.


Like the F-35 Parts for Turkey...?

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by Agent
Tue May 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 10336

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH1PA/20acd6be DAIPA (MSN0069, built 1989) just on her last flight for LH after 29 years! She left Frankfurt for a roundtrip to HAM and made some circles over XFW where she was "Born". Bye Bye old fellow! To my knowlegde, all A320 (not 318/19/21) have been a...

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by Agent
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences

They added the „DUAL COOL“ Button on the Overhead Panel for use at engine start and some changes to the fuel system (A319/320 only). All minor changes to the flight crew.

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