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by stratable
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 1886

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Lufthansa
British Airways
Air France
KLM

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by stratable
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 50
Views: 9147

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

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...

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by stratable
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MLG Wheel falls off AC Dash-8 on takeoff - 2 days ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: MLG Wheel falls off AC Dash-8 on takeoff - 2 days ago

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 ...

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by stratable
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MLG Wheel falls off AC Dash-8 on takeoff - 2 days ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: MLG Wheel falls off AC Dash-8 on takeoff - 2 days ago

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....

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by stratable
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 169
Views: 55356

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Tried to skim through this thread and couldn't find anything on it. Any idea why the F15X is not in the mix?

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by stratable
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242629

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

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...

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by stratable
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242629

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

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.

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by stratable
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2060

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

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 great

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by stratable
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 59
Views: 12363

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

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...

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by stratable
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the humps on top of airplanes?
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

Re: What are the humps on top of airplanes?

Does anyone know how much of a fuel burn penalty they cause?

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by stratable
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Asbestos in Commercial Planes
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Asbestos in Commercial Planes

https://www.asbestos.com/occupations/ai ... mechanics/
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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.

https://www.asbestos.com/occupations/ai ... mechanics/

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