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by Captainjc9
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

Simple Flying asked Airbus about the reason for the A350 having the black mask, here was a part of their response: “The emblematic “Ray-Ban” like black windshield eases the window’s maintenance and contributes to harmonising the thermal condition of this temperature-sensitive window area.” It isnt ...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Not sure on the SYD-ADL-HKG but a regular cargo service operated by Cathay Pacific with the 747-8F is MEL-TWW-HKG (TWW= Toowoomba West Wellcamp) Hate to be pedantic, but Wellcamp is WTB. Also unless they are running two weekly WTB-HKG (maybe they are?) the route is from Sydney, not Melbourne. It is...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle

http://i.imgur.com/o7sXLwE.png I believe it is an access panel used to remove bolts that hold the aft part of the fairing on the flap track. http://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/42/f0/c942f08f46b9a152e4d48360b53f1bba.jpg From: http://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/42/f0/c942f08f46b9a152e4d48360b53f1bba.jpg ...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Does anyone recall the (I think, weekly?) SYD-ADL-HKG service? Is that purely cargo? I can't seem to find the flights on the website (just curious, not actually gonna book a ticket :) ) Not sure on the SYD-ADL-HKG but a regular cargo service operated by Cathay Pacific with the 747-8F is MEL-TWW-HKG...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle

Thank you so much!! Very helpful information :D I’m trying to figure what’s so helpful. If it is helpful, he’s a mechanic who should be familiar with the access panels. If he’s not a B737 mechanic, what possible help is knowing it is a access panel. Not like a passenger next to him expects him or h...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

QQ E190. Nothing been added to the Register as of last Friday. Even the A321P2F hasn't been added as yet. The above is a 3hr+ flight test conducted on the 30/08. It (VH-ULD) should also be due for delivery. Where do you find updated information on new aircraft that get registered to the Australian ...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Does anyone recall the (I think, weekly?) SYD-ADL-HKG service? Is that purely cargo? I can't seem to find the flights on the website (just curious, not actually gonna book a ticket :) ) Not sure on the SYD-ADL-HKG but a regular cargo service operated by Cathay Pacific with the 747-8F is MEL-TWW-HKG...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn’t any airlines convert their 747-300s to a two-crew cockpit?
Replies: 12
Views: 2147

Re: Why didn’t any airlines convert their 747-300s to a two-crew cockpit?

It’s quite hard to convert an old aircraft such as the Boeing 747-300 which was designed for a crew of 3 to be converted to a crew of 2. Boeing had by then already delivered the 747-400 and -400ER came later on meaning there was no point. The -400 variant was better overall in fuel consumption and p...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

Airbus calls it "zoro" mask. It's offerable for new aircraft configuration, which means it is "optional" and may come chargeable (with cost) depending on negotiations. It is "mostly" standard for A350 and A330N. Mostly being quoted if specifically unwanted by the aircr...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle

Or this link: https://imgur.com/o7sXLwE http://i.imgur.com/o7sXLwE.png I believe it is an access panel used to remove bolts that hold the aft part of the fairing on the flap track. http://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/42/f0/c942f08f46b9a152e4d48360b53f1bba.jpg From: http://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/42/...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

It’s paint, you can put it in any aircraft you like. Yes but some aircraft like the A350 requires it, so I was wondering if the A320neo series requires the black mask? Respectfully, if the aircraft required it, it would be on all the A320n series aircraft...and it isn't. Therefore... True! I have s...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

Yes but some aircraft like the A350 requires it, so I was wondering if the A320neo series requires the black mask? Not a requirement for the A350, many aircraft before the A350 had black paint, particularly under the windows. Air Canada comes to mind. Simple Flying asked Airbus about the reason for...

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by Captainjc9
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle

Hi All, Does anyone know what this is on a Boeing 737-800NG flaptrack? It's a circle that looks like a hatch on the side of the flaptrack. (See picture) Apologies for the bad lighting. IMG_4719.PNG Thanks! Captainjc9 I suggest you upload the picture to a free service like Imgur, https://imgur.com/,...

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by Captainjc9
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

Hi All, I know the Airbus A350 has a black 'mask' for the cockpit windows, will the Airbus A320neo and the newer A321neo/A321XLR have the Airbus black mask? Thanks! Captainjc9 It’s paint, you can put it in any aircraft you like. Yes but some aircraft like the A350 requires it, so I was wondering if...

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by Captainjc9
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

Hi All,

I know the Airbus A350 has a black 'mask' for the cockpit windows, will the Airbus A320neo and the newer A321neo/A321XLR have the Airbus black mask?

Thanks!
Captainjc9

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by Captainjc9
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle

IMG_4719.PNG


Thanks!
Captainjc9
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Hi All,

Does anyone know what this is on a Boeing 737-800NG flaptrack? It's a circle that looks like a hatch on the side of the flaptrack. (See picture) Apologies for the bad lighting.

IMG_4719.PNG


Thanks!
Captainjc9

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by Captainjc9
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

grh wrote:
QQ E190.

Nothing been added to the Register as of last Friday.

Even the A321P2F hasn't been added as yet.

The above is a 3hr+ flight test conducted on the 30/08.

It (VH-ULD) should also be due for delivery.


Thanks for that! So the A321P2F for Qantas Freight has been confirmed as VH Rego VH-ULD?

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Any reason why we haven't seen a Boeing 777X painted in the red/maroon Boeing house livery? All renders had the 777X in the red house livery but we are only seeing the test aircraft in the blue (blue angel) and white (white angel) Boeing house liveries... The house livery was from the red/maroon to...

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Any reason why we haven't seen a Boeing 777X painted in the red/maroon Boeing house livery? All renders had the 777X in the red house livery but we are only seeing the test aircraft in the blue (blue angel) and white (white angel) Boeing house liveries... Pretty sure blue is now the official "...

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Has anyone got a list of 777X test aircraft regos and production numbers to keep track of? Much appreciated :)

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Any reason why we haven't seen a Boeing 777X painted in the red/maroon Boeing house livery? All renders had the 777X in the red house livery but we are only seeing the test aircraft in the blue (blue angel) and white (white angel) Boeing house liveries...

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380s being painted white before being scrapped
Replies: 10
Views: 2934

Re: A380s being painted white before being scrapped

It's common for aircraft to get a repaint of some sorts after being retired. Qantas 747's have all branding and logos removed off the aircraft, for instance, the 'Qantas' and 'Spirit of Australia'. Also, the kangaroo on the tail is removed meaning all you have left is a white 747 with a red tail sit...

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Any updates on Alliance Airlines Embraer E190 order from Copa airlines? Apparently the first is meant to arrive in Australia this September... Any news on Aircraft rego, current movements etc?

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by Captainjc9
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences between DHC-8-400 and Dash 8 Q400
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Differences between DHC-8-400 and Dash 8 Q400

Hi All!

What are the differences between the DeHavilland DHC-8-400 compared to the newer Bombardier Dash 8 Q400? Same airframe I know but any major differences? Do these differences apply to the smaller Q200 and Q300?

Thank you!
Captainjc9

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by Captainjc9
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2383

Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

Do Airliners and Turboprops (any commercial aircraft with reverse thrust) always use full thrust? Or only like 80 or 50% reverse thrust? And on top of that do they use full brakes or no brakes? I've always wanted to know if the pilots, once touched down, do they use the full manual brake or manual b...

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