It is not really needed on narrowbodies since the proportion of the total weight that is fuel isn't so dramatic. We don't even have a fuel dumping system on our A330s. Once you start getting into fuel quantities that make up a third or more of the take-off weight, though, like on a 777 going interc...Jump to post
Oh, it was my misconception. I always thought anything bigger than a business jet had fuel dumping systems.Jump to post
I remember reading about a DHC-8 taking off in Montreal (bound for Bagotville) and a landing gear tire falling off while taking off. https://abc30.com/air-canada-airplane-loses-tire/5819179/ They dumped fuel and circled back to Montreal. But now thinking back, why did they have to make an emergency ...Jump to post
Jet aircraft also does this often. This saves fuel and reduces engine wear, by taxiing with one engine. Also on certain regional aircraft with rear mounted engines and cargo door at the back (such as certain Bombardier CRJ), this gives more time for the engine to cool down so crew standing near it w...Jump to post
In fact they don't even own any pax planes. Cargo planes yes (the 767F fleet) but pax planes are shared with ANA. One plane can have an ANA flight, turnaround and operate an AJX flight. If so, is that why some airplanes have Air Japan somewhere on the back of the fuselage, and others don't? Like th...Jump to post
All I know it is owned by All Nippon Airways. A few months ago, I bought a codeshare flight ticket from United, it said operated by Air Japan. I initially misread it thinking it was Japan Airlines (also, can someone explain why United also sometimes sells Japan Airlines tickets, even though it is a ...Jump to post
I don’t see a problem in the name. “turboprop” is short for “turbine-propeller”. It is driven by a turbine engine and thrust comes from the propeller. I’m pretty sure that refueling personnel should know what type of fuel most aircraft uses. Most piston aircraft uses avgas, most turboprops and jets ...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Can't just be airlines applying for codes. My nearest airfield is Goodwood ( QDU ) and being a grass runway aerodrome, it's not likely any airline wants to fly there !
I often go on archive.org to see the old versions of websites. For example, I learned that YouTube was originally a dating site while looking at YouTube.com in a 2005 snapshot. Airliners.net homepage in 1997: https://web.archive.org/web/19971222032838/http://airliners.net/ A page with some pictures ...Jump to post
It often infuriates me when in films, movies, cartoons, etc., the exterior of airplanes doesn't match the interior (in this video, the interior is a narrow body and the exterior is a wide body).
But seeing that reminded me of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9uWsvR1l0
There is quite some growth, but I don't predict it all happening Amazon Air transports their own freight. While I do predict that Amazon will start a courier service (to go along with their own shipping for retail), I doubt they will start shipping for international trade (such as materials, vehicle...Jump to post
I was trying to book a flight on AA, but when I got to the part where you enter passengers' info and then I clicked continue, it redirected me to the search flights page. So wasted 5 minutes, and I tried again and same thing happened. Wasted about 10 minutes. I was assuming it was a software bug, so...Jump to post
Some airlines and their catering companies plan for food according to the country they are flying to or from. However, some do not. Also, I am unsure which do and which don't. Therefore, less people will have to order a special meal due to cultural or religious food restrictions.Jump to post
Recently, I was on a ANA flight on a Boeing 777-300ER. I noticed that they chose a 2-4-3 configuration instead of 3-3-3 or 3-4-3. I know that the 77W can do 10 abreast, but this configuration is 9 abreast instead. I could see that the aisles are significantly wider. However, ANA also has some of the...Jump to post
If the airport could handle B747 (but not so well), then likely the A380 could maneuver into the airport as well. It probably could, but very hard to as they also have to avoid buildings while landing.
But just even more risky. I’m quite surprised that no aircraft has ever crashed into a building.
I always wonder how high efficiency top loading washers work. Like how do they clean clothes with less water and no agitator? I’m pretty skeptical about how well it cleans clothes. And because of that, we chose to get a front loading washer instead. It is also smaller in size so we could add a count...Jump to post
I seem to think of the opposite. Most Americans use gas stoves, while most other people in the world use electric stoves. Electric is more safer, better for the environment, and cooks more evenly. But gas does not need warm up time (you only need to wait for your pan/pot bottom to get hot). Also, it...Jump to post
Can some one explain the difference between an UnDucted Fan, and a Turboprop? Or between a Ducted fan and a Geared Turbofan? To the lay person, those “technologies” are very similar, it almost seams like a way to make a turbo prop, without calling it a propeller airplane. An unducted fan is like in...Jump to post
Dear Airbus, Boeing, Gentlemen, Here is the answer: make a square fuselage, à la Shorts 360. No lost spaces, although a little sensitivity to cross winds, I presume. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Short-330-200/2208407?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRa8iWbtQCl10pxfQhRcIk48tVmdIAjqU3r3p4O7x/uctlPLH8fNHLa...Jump to post
Mostly asking this because I am curious what happened to the aircraft parts after TWA 800. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/TWA800reconstruction.jpg Is it currently being stored somewhere, or did it get scrapped? And in a bad crash with survivors, would they bother recovering lugg...Jump to post
Which is better, gas or electric? For gas, you can use it for big tasks (as the limitation is how much gas you have with you), which is probably good for running a small lawn mowing business. No cords or needing to wait for batter to charge. But it’s noisy, gas can be expensive, it’s heavier, and no...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but are there any airlines that use projectors? Which was common in airplanes decades ago.Jump to post
A. There isn’t a built in way to run scripts. However, you can use an extension such as Tampermonkey. But obviously, you need to keep your computer constantly on. 2. That I am not very sure about I’m not sure how to search for one with a backlit keyboard. But here’s a list if this is at all helpful ...Jump to post
I got this idea after reading an investigation report on the 2001 Japan Airlines near mid air collision incident . Of one of the pictures was the ceiling space in which a galley cart got jumped into the ceiling space due to evasive maneuvers. https://i.imgur.com/RJwh3Fd.jpg Now thinking of this, why...Jump to post
Also, what is "die-cast" material? Fiberglass? Resin of some sort? Again, just want to make sure I'm buying a quality model and not some cheap kid's toy. It essentially means metal objects manufactured by pouring molten metal into a shaped mold instead of milling a metal block with a CNC ...Jump to post
Share your ideas of your own imaginary aircraft here. Mine: ⋅ Lockheed Electro: An electric regional airplane that can run with 1-8 lithium ion batteries (more batteries is longer range but also heavier). BTW, I came up with this idea because “Electra” sounds like “electric”. ⋅ B...Jump to post
American Airlines indeed. Here it is in 1971: 0285358 Here it is in 2018: 5375833 That's 47 years difference. 47 years in the same livery. What airline can beat that? It was iconic and I miss it They traded a unique, superb livery for a cheezy, tacky look that is one of the worst in the industry Pe...Jump to post
Freighters have a jack point at the tail to prevent this, and newer weight and balance systems will scream bloody murder before it's even close to tipping (or being jacked for a nose wheel change....). For passenger operations IIRC the 737-900 gets a tail stand as well due to its length. When somet...Jump to post
Here’s a video of a B737 tilting backwards while boarding due to weight imbalance (too many passengers walking to the back): https://youtu.be/JLWxD0gY__A Here’s an image of a DC-10 freighter where likely most weight was at the back, causing the aircraft to tilt and sit on its tail: https://i.stack.i...Jump to post
I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. I doubt that the OPˋs fear was to get actually stuck in the toilet seat, rather than get stuck in the toilet-cabin. I‘m sure no toilet...Jump to post
I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. In case the door gets jammed, there’s a help call button and hopefully a FA can help you get out of the lavatory. If no one comes, yell...Jump to post
The other thing I am also thinking about whether one that’s for sale exists (whether it is the full airplane, an airplane without engines, or just a fuselage). If you have ~ $12M to spare, then a very famous pair is available..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/tokyo...Jump to post
Chicagoland has received a record amount of rainfall in the month of May, and area farmers will likely not be able to plant corn this season. I haven't heard for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same in Iowa and Nebraska. Hopefully the decrease in corn production will be enough to driv...Jump to post
I’m not sure about what providers there are.
However, it should work, as there’s still internet on jets at low altitude. Also, can a Q400 for example be retrofitted with a receiver by cutting a hole in the top of the fuselage to mount the receiver?
If it were to be a freighter for transporting high density items such as car frames, metal beams, ore, etc. But you will need very high wings as the engine diameter is close to the diameter of the fuselage. But this freight stuff usually rather belongs on trucks and ships. Also, I’m actually not sur...Jump to post
Seeing that Southwest doesn’t fly to Alaska, I wonder if there would be any chance that in several years later, Southwest may start flying to Canada. Some destinations possible could be Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, etc. However, Southwest currently does fly to some destinations in Mexico, and Central...Jump to post
If you have a Cricut machine, you can cut masking tape and then spray paint the blue on. However, this will may be very difficult. Maybe someone has an easier idea.
You could print an adhesive sticker, however it would be difficult with the nose and other rounded parts and it will not look as good.
It is more difficult to build a plane with so many different seats in mass production terms. It is cheaper to mass produce a couple different types of seats than to produce so many different seats.
And airlines will need to hold more different parts in the warehouse for repairing seating parts
Surface transport will kill the aviation industry, at least for short to medium distance travel in developed countries. Do you think that hyperloop will replace domestic airplanes, because they are faster and more efficient? However a downside is that it is very expensive, and difficult to construct.Jump to post
Here is my current list: A 707 in Pan Am colors A 747-100 in TWA colors. A Concorde in British Airways colors A DC-3 in military drab A Sanders-Row Princess flying boat in BOAC colors A DC-10F in Fed-EX colors A Convair 880 painted like Elvis A Bae-146 painted like ??? An IL-62 painted by Aeroflot ...Jump to post