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by CCA
Thu May 13, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 39391

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

So the credits can be used to purchase 787s correct or any other type? I imagine Boeing just shuffles the aircraft around. SIA doesn’t want it’s 787s right now so converts them to delayed 777-9s. Leaving Boeing the ability to offer 787s to someone stuck with too many 777-9s. It will be interesting w...

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by CCA
Thu May 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 39391

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Why add 789s when they have 359? 781 more likely Why add anything when their first priority should be preserving cash? Best to do under current circumstances should be "misusing" whatever you have on hand and postpone new deliveries as far out as possible. Placing new orders now? As a HK ...

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by CCA
Tue May 11, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78770

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It’s a variable MZFW above 277, MTOW starts reducing so 117 is about the maximum if you want to get MTOW. At 288 ZFW the MTOW reduces to a little over 367 so loads float between 115 & 128 but usually it’s volume fills up prior to reaching 117 which is suitable for CX and the type of freight they...

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by CCA
Tue May 11, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78770

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Yes can carry more but generally it’s volume fills up just before it becomes weight limited.

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by CCA
Tue May 11, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78770

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Just looked at a ERF loaded with 115T empty weight 160T

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by CCA
Tue May 04, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 72855

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

Further investment in the programme just announced. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will set up a conversion site for its 777-300ERSF program in Seoul as part of a new agreement with Sharp Technics K and Incheon International Airport. https://cargofacts.com/allposts/business/strategy/iai-to-begin-...

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by CCA
Mon May 03, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78770

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Will a A350F end the 772F? If so does this prompt Boeing to join the 77W freighter conversion and flood the market just enough to stall sales of the A350F? It’s not a direct replacement but it’s cheap and would be available sooner especially with the state of the world 77W fleet. Does Boeing compete...

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by CCA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 193
Views: 50236

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Forgot to add, if the remaining 3 are destined to go to aerologic that doesn’t leave much space for the AHK rumour.

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by CCA
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 193
Views: 50236

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Recent story on DHL 777Fs. https://www.aircargonews.net/sectors/express/dhl-express-adds-b777f-capacity-between-asia-pacific-the-us-and-europe/ In 2018, DHL ordered 14 new Boeing 777F, with 10 delivered by end 2020 and the remaining four to be taken into service in 2021. In January 2021, DHL ordered...

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by CCA
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2590

Re: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?

The 747 freighters rarely use the center fuel tank and would likely never be full if used. The only time it’s used is when it’s a very light cargo load and it’s the quickest way to get the aircraft back to home base. Cargo in the fuel tank would be a bonus ; )

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by CCA
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are engines on planes changed so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 3599

Re: Why are engines on planes changed so often?

A quick search found the record for longest time on wing is over 40,000 hours and varies from 9 to 13 years without being removed. Pretty impressive.

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by CCA
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30927

Re: Monitoring aviation recovery?

Great point, guessing domestic is better than international.

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by CCA
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30927

Monitoring aviation recovery?

Is there a easy way to track the numbers or percentage of active aircraft in the major world fleets? Flight radar is obviously a easy solution for small numbers but large fleets can have large numbers active and flying but still be a low by total fleet size. (Freighters excluded) Using Flight radar ...

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by CCA
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding the nose wheel off
Replies: 35
Views: 3967

Re: Holding the nose wheel off

As aircraft pitch and or nose gear touch down can and are used for various signals to provide such things as complete spoiler deployment and maximum auto brake means holding the nose off can and likely does reduce stopping performance.

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by CCA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

https://resources.globalair.com/dtpp/gl ... 0RZ13L.PDF
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RNAV (GPS) approach to 13L in JFK would be a close example.

https://resources.globalair.com/dtpp/gl ... 0RZ13L.PDF

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by CCA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 9282

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021

https://fr24.com/data/flights/cx6661#26e98d46
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CXs B-KPH did a lease return test flight yesterday.

Hong Kong to Hong Kong on Flightradar24.
https://fr24.com/data/flights/cx6661#26e98d46

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by CCA
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2021

HKE is probably going to be used on the routes CX doesn’t want.

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by CCA
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 39391

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

CX has HK express, perhaps they only want some choice routes for CX and the others will be used by HKE

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by CCA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 31134

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Nomadd wrote:
Could the last few builds be faster simply from the pipeline emptying and resources being reallocated to the final frames?


Exactly, with the end in sight closing the line early would probably be a cost saving and allow a future recovery to start with the massive amount of available space.

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by CCA
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 31134

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mbo-frames
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Some info regarding final ship sets off parts which apparently were made over a year ago so starting up again is virtually impossible.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mbo-frames

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by CCA
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 195
Views: 54927

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Sorry I can't remember are there any white tail -8Fs still looking for buyers? Or did / has UPS taken them all up?

What's the firing order and customer(s) for all the remaining aircraft? UPS again?

Cheers

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by CCA
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50238751498/in/photolis

Does anyone know what those strange dots and lines are on the side of the aircraft, its certainly not part of the livery


They are "tufts" to visualise the airflow.
They are probably on top of the wing as well.

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by CCA
Tue May 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe1


Likewise, thank you, a nice go to for when you miss some flights.
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Another test flight filed for today, likely by N779XW due to the BOE1 callsign

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/boe1


Likewise, thank you, a nice go to for when you miss some flights.

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by CCA
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Apologies if this has been asked or mentioned before. But just by looking at the incredible pic above, it would appear the GE engines are slightly more inboard to the fuselage than the 77W. Is this the case? The 777X engines are actually further out on the wing than the 777 "classic" due ...

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by CCA
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747SP fifth pod ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3489

Re: 747SP fifth pod ?

I personally have transported many spare engines (GE,RR and P&W) of several airlines with our KLM 747combi's. It's possible to load all engines sizes up to the GE9X through the 747 side cargo door. See : https://www.airfreight-logistics.com/airbridgecargo-complete-trial-loading-of-ge9x/ Note : ...

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by CCA
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?
Replies: 10
Views: 3235

Re: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?

RR has exclusivity with the A350 a sign of the time perhaps.

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by CCA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I'd imagine they were trouble shooting an anti skid auto brake / RTO issue that clearly led to a locked brake and blew the tire, the brakes would certainly not get hot at such a low abort speed especially the locked brake.

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by CCA
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Simply put low speed testing is done at lower altitudes below the flap limit of FL200, you have to start somewhere and it's efficient, going up to FL350 for a single test is a waste of time and money when they can be grouped together for high level testing later. Regarding 5 door vs 4 door the diffe...

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by CCA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Theres a plug in there instead of a door, yeah. I'm fairly sure the fuselage section has no door frame so there is no plug, it's built with windows only thus saving the weight of the structure and plug (which interestingly is actually just a door that's closed normally but sealed. The slide pack an...

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by CCA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111313

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Painting, in theory the rudders should be mass balanced after painting.

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by CCA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thought I read recently planned certification by years end and deliveries begin first quarter 2021.

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by CCA
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Possibly the first cockpit photo.

Search

Photo by: @mikeysteezy (Instagram)

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by CCA
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Update from aero news (flight global) Re remaining test aircraft which should fly before the 2nd qtr 2020. https://aeronewsglobal.com/three-more-boeing-777x-test-aircraft-will-fly-by-second-quarter-2020/ WH002 (N779XX) will test auto-land, ground effects, stability and control, while WH003 (N779XY) ...

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by CCA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367880

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The center TANK for the -300ER and -9 extends into the wing. The center wing box lower skin is slightly re profiled on the -9 (a few inches nothing drastic) The -9 has basically kept the same SIZE/quantity main left and right tanks (10,300 vs 10,338 gal) by pushing the tank further outboard with the...

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by CCA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 5259

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

Loved flying with professional flight engineers, I've even got a reasonably large photo of the 747 FE panel on my wall reminding me of those good times when one was required to look back and cross check certain aspects of the panel with the FE.

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by CCA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49594

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

The Tweet has been removed, wished I'd seen the proper reveal first it was a bit of a let down.

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by CCA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49594

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

I don't work for Boeing, it was simply mentioned to me by another non Boeing person, guess the word is just creeping out.

Looking forward to the what ever day it ends up being.

Out of interest has the aircraft moved back into the assembly building or is it still in the paint hangar?

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by CCA
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49594

Re: 777X rollout postponed

Arniepie wrote:

Anybody have an idea as to new first flight date ?


title edited for accuracy



26th April, first flight.

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by CCA
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stabilizer position indicator later 747
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: Stabilizer position indicator later 747

Electrical position transmitter.

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by CCA
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS651 rapid descent and diversion 10 Nov
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

VS651 rapid descent and diversion 10 Nov

https://fr24.com/data/flights/vs651#1e813bad
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Anyone got further information?

Rapid descent, orbits, diversion to BCN, continued later to Lagos.

Check out playback of flight VS651 from London to Lagos on Flightradar24. https://fr24.com/data/flights/vs651#1e813bad

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by CCA
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 33
Views: 7450

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Now to find the original picture it's based on.

It's the one with the body gear doors open!

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by CCA
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

Yes I am completely wrong I must have missed the change over from CRT to LCD while I had a stint on another type, it's been so long I don't recall the change over and couldn't find any early pics.

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by CCA
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: When did Boeing 747-400 start to get LCD screens and digital MCP

CX had LCDs in all their 747-400s back in '98. Thus the option to upgrade must have been available circa 777 arrival. It's interesting how some airlines jump to upgrade some things but very slow to upgrade other things.

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by CCA
Sat May 13, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron
Replies: 31
Views: 7226

Re: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron

What a waste of money and resources for such a small satellite, as said there is no forethought when it comes to Hong Kong, even the new terminal and taxiway design is terrible. Clearly if Heathrow has morphed over the years into the "letterbox" design like Atlanta then clearly record brea...

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by CCA
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme
Replies: 24
Views: 7876

Re: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme

Be nice to see the 737 with a incorporated 787 sweetener deal down the line.

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by CCA
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under door 2 B787 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Under door 2 B787 question.

Cheers Cal.

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by CCA
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under door 2 B787 question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Under door 2 B787 question.

https://flic.kr/p/bm3BPD
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Just sitting at the airport with a 787 outside and noticed two panels with writing directly under door 2.

Found a picture online that you can make them out but anyone know what the writing says ?

No I don't mean the static ports further forward and further down.

https://flic.kr/p/bm3BPD

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by CCA
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 classic UD Door
Replies: 17
Views: 4460

Re: 747 classic UD Door

The same door and slide pack are still used on the freighters with short upper decks. There was a system for the slide to auto deploy out the opening for passenger aircraft, it was very basic, a arming handle that deployed a tab that contacted the slide activation as it went past while being moved r...

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by CCA
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KA - Disturbing Experience On Push Back
Replies: 26
Views: 7778

Re: KA - Disturbing Experience On Push Back

http://www.downvids.net/airbus-a320-ptu ... 92065.html
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http://www.downvids.net/airbus-a320-ptu ... 92065.html

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by CCA
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN
Replies: 91
Views: 38021

Re: UPS MD-11 Runway Excursion, Nose Gear Collapse/ICN

Is there any interim report out yet?

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