The read in today’s SCMP is nothing much to rave about, people tried 6 different ways to get to downtown Guangzhou and the HSR won on time but not by that much. Took 3:28 by HSR, $369, 3:41 by normal metro train $141, 3:43 by aircraft $1841, through train 3:44 $268, 4:00 by bus $114.9, bus/taxi 4:10...Jump to post
I love giving a sarcastic “thanks for the arrival” to people I know that could have done better !Jump to post
I’m thinking it’s cart stowage, on the -900 they have the toilets forward of the aft door, on the ULR they are aft of the door. That would eat into the stowage space in the galley https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/OurFleet/A350-900-3classes-LongHaul.pdf https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/Ou...Jump to post
musman9853 wrote:how does air pollution affect turbines?
Still would be interested in why YHZ would not be deemed suitable. AvHerald suggests they were 70nm southeast from YHX when engine was shut down. FlightAware trace looks further than that. It also said they were flying for 90 minutes from engine shutdown till landing. Maybe they knew they needed th...Jump to post
Does that include the constant delays by China's ATC for unknown or "military" reasons? I have heard and believe that's a wide known issue that flights could be delayed for hours, which probably less likely for trains. If it’s chinese you can guarantee what is written on the box is not wh...Jump to post
Looking at the airfield map in the linked AV Herald article, I am confused as to how they could have turned right instead of left: the layout of the taxiway is clearly more optimised for left turns onto the runway, as the right turn is much sharper. The AV Hearld article does not say, but at what t...Jump to post
So, given https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ECMYX and ETOPS flight rules, why was BOS deemed "nearest adequate airport" rather than YHZ or elsewhere? It would have sucked if the 2nd engine had an "auto roll back issue" over the Gulf of Maine. It’s nearest suitable, not nearest...Jump to post
Don’t care what it has, that is what the crew told atcJump to post
So what?! You fly an RNAV approach, or a Non-precision VOR or even NDB. If wx below the minima for such approaches you declare a PanPan and write a safety report after landing. A total non-event being blown-up for sensationalism. This kind of situation happens daily multiple times. You are missing ...Jump to post
Not only the reduction to CLB thrust would be local noise abatement issues. Actually the opposite, leaving takeoff thrust longer and delaying flap retraction improves the noise footprint as the aircraft makes the steepest climb angle. Reduce thrust early and accelerate for flaps keeps the aircraft ...Jump to post
They told ATC they didn’t have ILS indicationsJump to post
Saying Boeing can’t figute it out is very incorrect. For one, the AIMS cabinet has through-put limitations. It also comes down to a business decision of what Boeing and the customers can afford. The same receiver as on the 777 is also on other Boeing and Airbus aircraft which uses the GLS capabilit...Jump to post
The ILS receiver is also the GPS receiver , one unit called a multi mode receiver. Same on basically all airliners these days. The multi mode receiver that is in the 777 is also capable of GLS. It appears Boeing has not worked out how to incorporate that into its software yet.Jump to post
More concerning for me is how big brother data matching of confidential medical data between two unrelated federal bodies is allowed,to happen.Jump to post
Regardless of whether an emergency was declared by the flight crew, it was obviously treated as such because the emergency equipment was deployed. Good thing .. even if thankfully it was not needed. No, ATC can activate local standby it does not infer an emergency exists. I've used LNAV/VNAV many t...Jump to post
KIX is back up and running.Jump to post
DL777200LR wrote:Once you go into direct law however, the plane can only return to abnormal during the same flight and back to normal after landing/maintenance if the problem is no longer present.
N1011 wrote:Fuel saving measure?????
Well, no, one can’t fly an ILS as an LNAV/VNAV approach, but seeing the landed on KEWR 04R and 04R doesn’t have an LNAV/VNAV approach (only 04L does); they did something different. They did MSAW warning, so maybe it was something “inventive”. 04R does have a GLS approach, if they fly those. Yes, Ze...Jump to post
Just a couple of AD's from EASA over the years relating to the XWB. 15/4/16 - ...Thrust Reverser Actuation system replacement... 30/5/17 - cracking on several intermediate pressure turbine stage 2 locking plates.. 21/12/16 - .... a certain population of compressor case support pins and hollow dowel...Jump to post
No international carriers are required to operate under both the rules of the state of registration, also the rules of the airspace they are operating in. For example you would need an FAA autoland authorisation in the Part 129 ops spec to conduct an autoland for a particular type in the FAA jurisdi...Jump to post
As far as I know, that isn’t the jurisdiction of the FAA. This would fall under the ministry of civil aviation in India. I am not aware of any FAA regulation covering what equipment is used by foreign operators on an approach as long as they fly the approach. All foreign airlines operate under a FA...Jump to post
Where was it said they flew an ILS using LNAV/VNAV procedure? I gathered they flew to KEWR where the weather was sufficient to fly on the several LNAV/VNAV or LPV approaches. GF On the ATC conversation, ATC cleared them for the ILS they told ATC they had no ILS indications and were going to fly it ...Jump to post
The bottom line to me is that while I completely understand that this is the kind of thing that pilots are paid to deal with on a somewhat-regular basis, it's not completely-inappropriate to refer generally to the situation as an "emergency". The ceaseless nitpicky calling-out of particip...Jump to post
Never heard anyone say it was an emergency You're better than this, Zeke. Really. Nothing would indicate it was an emergency, crew did not declare one, fuel state was fine. Pilots deal with loss of functionality all the time, a lot of times this is due to ground equipment being under maintenance. T...Jump to post
I’m not aware of this condition either. It would be all over the Safety Review Process if it were. Not sure what the quick reset would be. The 787 has Common Core System Reset switches, but not aware that the 777 has something similar. Cycling circuit breakers in flight is not a good idea or condon...Jump to post
PlymSpotter, It is highly amusing to read the backflips in your posts, you have gone from water that is too deep, now to water that is too shallow that it requires dredging. The construction techniques would be planned for after a survey, and then design was made. Where to site a runway can only be ...Jump to post
It isn’t all deep water, there is a number of locations that have less than 10 m depths. For example between Minamijima Island and Chichijima Island. https://i0.wp.com/tabijikan.com/kys/lang/en/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/20150810-462-1.jpg In terms of prefabricated decks being transported by surface...Jump to post
They are directly comparable, engineers can vary how piles are constructed for the site.
The choice of the piles was not driven by design, it is driven by cost.
And one more question for the professional pilots or experts. The ATC asks, "ILS is out of service on both sides of the airplane"? I didn't know there were two ILS systems and that they were on the opposite sides of the plane! Is that true? Two ILS receivers onboard the aircraft, not in o...Jump to post
Yes, you can go back into normal law again. The reason it will degrade to alternate or direct is based upon a condition, if that condition no longer exists it is possible to go back to normal law. The easiest example would be abnormal attitude law, once no longer in an abnormal attitude, you will re...Jump to post
Engineering wise it is not that complicated, it has been done before, eg Madeira Airport https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8qVaHsNJtXk/WX78C3eufiI/AAAAAAAANhQ/Z-OK-lpIFKQieD9NR1NgrjFj8iI0FBKpQCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC00459.jpg Thaey are proposing this sort of technology for Agatti Airport as well.Jump to post
Never heard anyone say it was an emergencyJump to post
My comments should have used the term RNAV (GPS) in lieu of LNAV-VNAV but know what I meant anyway. There is an ILS Antenna Non normal checklist and it sounds as if this could have been an issue??
The 10 minutes is not an aircraft limit, it is an engine limit covered in the TCDS, eg from the GE90 TCDS “The normal 5 minute takeoff time limit may be extended to 10 minutes in the event of one engine inoperative.” How Boeing commercially passes that onto the customer is another matter all together.Jump to post
hz747300 wrote:To be fair, our HK CEO said coming in today was optional. It was not a big strain for me so I figured why not. I'm in Shenzhen tomorrow and off to Singapore on Wednesday so it would be my only day in the office this week.
Sorry you are wrong, the whole area around the runway surface does not need the same load bearing capacity as the runway itself, nor is it required to be the dimensions you stated Piles do not need to be 10 m apart, the weight of these smaller aircraft is lighter that normal vehicle traffic design e...Jump to post
Another question might be why alternates were picked that were so close together that they could be expected to have the same weather/ceilings as JFK. At least the fuel required to fly to the alternate after a missed approach would be/was very low. Probably the forecast they were working off which ...Jump to post
It is fake
Dragon Air flies A320s
The evacuation shown in it was the recent Capital Airlines flight JD5759 on August 28.
Says the pilot who’s never done a PAR to 100-1/4. GF We are banned from doing them in normal operations. Mind you if fuel was getting low touching down somewhere in the runway environment would be the best option. The dangers of what they elected to do could be best seen in the Turkish A330 into KT...Jump to post