I curious to see if they've replaced the side-panels, ceiling, lighting and bins to match the newer A330s? AC's 330s are early models with the ancient bins, lighting and ceiling design smilier to 1990's-build A340s. I was wondering the same thing. But so far I haven't been able to find any informat...Jump to post
Can't wait for the pics!Jump to post
Some sparking from the brakes is normal for the old Dash 8's, or any other aircraft that has metallic brakes. Also you are mistaken, the bottom part of the MLG of the Dash 8 you were on did not touch the runway on landing. The MLG axle is at the bottom of the gear strut, therefore if the strut has ...Jump to post
Funny enough, two or three years ago I was on an Air Canada Express flight on a DC8-100 and we had a few sparks on take off, too, without losing the wheel though. Upon landing, more sparks. The Shocks seemed to be worn out, as well, since the bottom part of the MLG scraped the runway upon touchdown....Jump to post
Maybe they'll take a few modified A35k and a few standard A35k now (12 total). Then another order of the A35K-NEOs a few years down the line when the A380s are going out. --- Nope. The flights are scheduled to start in first half of 2023. There'll be no standard aircraft "now" and then &q...Jump to post
Maybe they'll take a few modified A35k and a few standard A35k now (12 total).
Then another order of the A35K-NEOs a few years down the line when the A380s are going out.
I’d prefer the 777 over the 747-400 mainly cause most cabins on the -400s still flying seem a bit dated (huge fan of mood lighting). I’d love to try the 747-8 though. As cool as the GE90 is it’s also not as quiet as the 4x CF6 on the 747. In that regard BA’s RR-powered 777s are greatJump to post
Why did Air Transit keep its A310's so long? I mean, it is not the most fuel efficient aircraft that's available. :) My guess would be that the aircraft were paid for/leases were cheap, their range allowed them to go trans-atlantic, but the aircraft was small enough to be filled up on thinner route...Jump to post
Looks like it has been used, for example in aircraft breaks, insulation, etc, mostly on frames built before the 1980s. Seems like there are special maintenance routines in that case.
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