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by zeke
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

is true, not sure what you've been looking at but I've got our real world data right here. I've compared our 772s with 789s on our Houston, Newark and several other routes. The fuel burn advantage of the 789 is 20%. I thought you were saying the 789 is 20% less than the A350. We have had a lengthy ...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

I pointed out the 789 had ~20% better trip fuel burn at similar payloads on similar routes. That simply is not true, we have been through that in a lot of detail on another thread using real performance data with the same payload over various stage lengths. The A350, at similar payloads, saved $4,0...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines
Replies: 141
Views: 17930

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

Antaras wrote:
Yes, the logo in this Youtube video matched the illustration.


The most coordinated car park attendants I have ever seen.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6716

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

45m runway, aircraft need 48m. The taxiway joining the runway on 21 was beyond the threshold line, and it was already night. Possible crew didn't brief on the condition of 21 turning positions when they changed from 03 to 21... the crew likely got confused and decided to turn before identifying the...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Safety management might have been the issue with PIA that was initially on the EU’s radar, but it certainly isn’t the only one now and it is unlikely the ban will be lifted until EASA has confidence in Pakistan’s pilot certifying standards and oversight. The EU could only ban an airline over things...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

EDIGLA18 wrote:
How are they able to fly to London and Manchester? Could they have obtained special dispensation or does take a day or two for the ban to be enacted?


There was a further extension by a few days.

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by zeke
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

EASA/the EU blacklists entire countries if they need to. I would not be so confident that PIA/Pakistan won’t face that issue if they fail to satisfy the EASA’s pilot license concerns. Yes EASA can blacklist a country, however the process will involve first to identify the problem and then give an o...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: how to assess engine run certifying staff
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: how to assess engine run certifying staff

hello everyone, iam working auditor in a Part 145 MRO. i worked 3 years as mechanic on aircrafts. now i will assess my company staffs to grant them engine run performer . before it, i need some examinations. because i have never experienced to perform Eng run, i don't know what questions should be,...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Safety management might have been the issue with PIA that was initially on the EU’s radar, but it certainly isn’t the only one now and it is unlikely the ban will be lifted until EASA has confidence in Pakistan’s pilot certifying standards and oversight. That still is not correct, EASA cannot issue...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

EASA directly calls out the validity of Pakistani pilot licenses (and subsequently Pakistan’s ability to oversee and certify its operators and airlines) in their letter announcing the ban. Ultimately fake pilot licenses are a symptom, a symptom of poor and ineffective oversight. But it is not a coi...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

And the EU has quite a good reason to ban them. Perhaps all PIA pilots can show their flight skills in an EU simulator to filter out the bad apples and speed up the process of resuming flights to the EU (and other western countries)? It has nothing to do with pilot licences, they have not implement...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14511

Re: PIA banned from Europe

iadadd wrote:
Yeah 1/3 of its pilots having faulty licenses is a HUUUUGE RED FLAG.


Nothing to do with licences, it was due to not implementing a safety management system.

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

I never argued that the 777X is better than the A350, all I did was point out the 80% load factor argument is stupid. It isn't stupid, it is reality. When selecting aircraft airlines use historic load facts they have over a route network, never 100% load factors. With airlines having typical system...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

While the A346 could carry more payload further the 777W was cheaper to operate, while still having enough usable payload for most operators and being larger than the A346 (which just made the per seat cost comparisons worse for the A346). The A346’s payload advantage was only significant for opera...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Rating Anxiety
Replies: 16
Views: 3297

Re: Night Rating Anxiety

Hello everyone, I’m currently obtaining my night rating and preparing for my first solo. My instructor said I’m all good to go. However, I’m just super anxious about flying alone in the dark. There’s just something about it that frightens me. Any great advice in being more confident flying in the d...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

They said that >60 deg S, magnetic bearings don't work. Announced by the crew. That is not quite correct, the issue is not the latitude it is the proximity to the magnetic north or south poles. As you get closer to them the Isogonals (where magnetic declination is identical) change too rapidly. The...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Its about as stupid as assuming that extra seats means extra revenue. Depends which side your favourite aircraft sits in the argument really. It depends if your selling the aircraft or operating the aircraft. If your selling the aircraft you would say the the 777 seats 420 passengers, if you were o...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Would you please be a little more analytic before posting, so we don't have to read claims like that? 4 QSuites means a whole row (4 abreast). Sure, that's one row. Of Qsuites, not economy. How much is the pitch difference QSuites to economy? Cheers, Adam Thats a rhetorical question. On average a 7...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14489

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

And looking the registration up it’s owner is “Wife Approved LLC”.

The controller was getting some attitude from the pilot, she obviously had a very busy frequency for the pilot to take up so much time.

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by zeke
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14311

Re: Revisiting MH370

The things that were switched off corresponded to the ability to track the plane, and were then followed by deliberate turns and the aircraft remained aloft for hours afterwards according to satellites. A fire would have cut things short much quicker than that. No, these events were deliberate, not...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14311

Re: Revisiting MH370

The things that were switched off from the cockpit, when they were in the flight, as well as the course the plane took does not support a hijacking. There is no evidence to support a claim that items were turned off in the cockpit. A fire or damage to wiring can also have the same effect. As an asi...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 13861

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

They could do all of this but they are also asking the government for support. The government are keen to keep as many people in work as possible. It is unlikely to offer financial support if the funds are ultimately used to fund further redundancies; the optics are politically intolerable. My unde...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 13861

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Why Jetconnect when its a lower cost mainline division with crews for all types of aircraft in service including the now retired 744 QF would be smart to increase the slash and burn in main line and get rid of as many of the legacy staff they have on the books from management, engineering, ground s...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14311

Re: Revisiting MH370

The guy had waypoints on his sim that pointed nowhere over the southern Indian Ocean. Present evidence from an official report to that effect then. And while your at it, let’s put it into perspective and list all the user waypoints, and when they were created, and not just ones that suit an agenda....

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by zeke
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14311

Re: Revisiting MH370

What did you expect him to do, quote the non-existent official probable cause?? Of course he'd use the word 'theory'... Yes please, quote the Australian ATSB reports. There's actually quite a bit of evidence to support that idea. But, we all view the world through the filter of our own eyes. Clearl...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?

It is messy if the type certificate was active. Boeing gave Basler the DC-3 certificate. They also gave Basler a complete set of drawings and all the certification documentation. That is not true, Boeing hold both TCDS A-669 and A-618 for the DC3 civil and military aircraft. FAA Supplemental Type C...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14311

Re: Revisiting MH370

southwest1675 wrote:
I’m still on the pilot suicide covered-up by the government theory.


You seem to be literally using the word theory there, “used in describing what is supposed to happen or be possible, usually with the implication that it does not in fact happen”

There is no evidence to support that idea.

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by zeke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5035

Re: United A350 orders

Actually with the recent $5 billion loan with MileagePlus as collateral, Scott Kirby has says the worst (meaning liquidation) is no longer on the table. Well frankly that’s rubbish, it’s on the table for any company. And more so for US companies as the infection rates in the US are still far too hi...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?

Could somebody with no connections to either Airbus, BAC or Aérospatiale apply for a new type certificate? If applying for a new type certificate it would need to meet current regulatory requirements which would mean significant design changes. I don’t think the engines would meet current noise req...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5035

Re: United A350 orders

My uneducated guess is the oldest 77Es will be starting to go out in 2027 at the earliest which will give time for the A350 to get a PIP or 2. There are even whispers (a.net whispers) of RR coming out with a new engine for a potential A350neo in the 2027 timeframe. IMO the only thing that would tot...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 54
Views: 6353

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

airboss787 wrote:
Wonder how that works. These flights aren’t really open to “everyone”. Just Indians who are eligible for evacuation. Interested to see how it goes. Does anyone know when the affected flights are applicable from?


_if_ there is traffic both directions it is hardly an evacuation flight for Indians.

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by zeke
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A400M / TP400 (down between the) engines questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: A400M / TP400 (down between the) engines questions

1.Is the additional lift just caused by the adjacent propellers' tips moving in the same direction, or does the benefit occur specifically because the flow is downward below the wing? If the between-engine tips were simultaneously moving the air upward above the wing instead, wouldn't there be a si...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

jetmech wrote:
[Would 700 kg be a typical fuel consumption for this distance? Interestingly, another airline flying 359's always puts on 550 kg for taxi.


Not really 700 kg is a tad high, you could do that taxi in 10 minutes at the moment with the amount of traffic around at that time of day.

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by zeke
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Where do you need 700 kg taxi fuel ?

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by zeke
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V Ref Speed Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: V Ref Speed Question

Hello, Is it possible in a STOL or any commercial airplane for V1 to be after Vr and V2 if the runway is long enough and the headwind component is strong enough? One would think it could be possible on DEN's 34L, which is 16,000 feet long? Also, for the pro's out there, if coming in to land do you ...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 XWB's wing weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: A350 XWB's wing weight

Hello, A bit of a lurker here and actual engineer with access to all A350s (I think) manuals. I can assure you that no A359 has a DOW above 135t. In fact, they just about reach 140t if you account for crew, water (1t) catering and everything else that is no payload (pax, bags or cargo), which is wh...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 XWB's wing weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: A350 XWB's wing weight

I have posted this before on another topic, I found a picture in Twitter from a Finnair Captain flying one of their lastest A359 (OH-LWO) from DUB to HEL after a cargo flight. In the return leg to HEL the plane was empty (probably only two pilots on board) and in one of the pictures if we take into...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 XWB's wing weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: A350 XWB's wing weight

AVStar wrote:
Thanks, Starlionblue. Then what is A359's EW?


There is a video of a Finnair A350-900 flight online, during the dispatch part of the video they show the paperwork for the flight, on it was displayed an empty weight of 134 tonnes.

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by zeke
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?

Is this out of family with what you would expect for typical A320 operation? It varies airline to airline. They would mainly be operating to long non contaminated runways. The company can specify what they want from their crews, Flap 3 and Flap FULL are both normal landing flap configurations. Obvi...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot deviations
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Pilot deviations

Is there just a phone conversation to discuss the situation, or is it the beginning of a larger investigation? Also, is there a procedure for pilots to bring possible errors by controllers to someones attention? The phone call is normally with the either the tower or radar supervisor, they are in d...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

If this has been discussed, please delete the thread. According to the Airport Planning document ( click here ), the MTOW of the A220-300 can go up to 156,300 lb . Airbus' web page for A220-300 still mentions an MTOW of 154,000 lb ( click here ). Does anyone know which information is the right one....

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by zeke
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4809

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Why not? Because pilots (generally) don't want it. Performance monitoring is a very touchy subject. IMHO you won't get HD video and audio recordings for the duration of flight in the U.S. unless the FAA mandates it. I think you will find that the FAA does not want this (have a look at what their ma...

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by zeke
Sun May 31, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

And how does this change the ability to have a camera? And uber is exactly like an air ticket. You book a service through a provider. They assign the equipment. You aren't purchasing access to a specific car. It is not exactly the same as Uber, an Uber driver is not locked behind a bullet proof doo...

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by zeke
Sat May 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This has nothing to do with anything. You have to pay to access an Uber, a sporting event, the subway, a bus etc. An aircraft is publicly accessible in exactly the same way. And they all have cameras. The examples you gave are not the same, I agree that a stadium and subway is accessible to the pub...

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by zeke
Fri May 29, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Sorry Zeke, while I value much of your input on various topics, your statement is not exactly 100% accurate either. While aircraft are not publicly owned, they are publicly accessible. To state there is an expectation of privacy in an aircraft is no more valid than for one to claim that they have a...

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by zeke
Fri May 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

There is no right on privacy, when a pilot / flight crew crashes an airliner and kills pax and people on the ground. Everything, which is technically possible should be done to help the investigation and to avoid such accidents and incidents in future. The era of the Sky Gods should be over. This c...

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by zeke
Thu May 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

I think only IB have 280t non-ULR's now, DL's newer ones might be though. Our newer ones are 280 tonne non ulr. A new A359 built right now depending on cabin is gonna be ~135-137t, close to 13.5-14hrs at MZFW. There is a video of a finnair flight at dispatch where on the paperwork it’s under 135 to...

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by zeke
Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 12957

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Looks very disappointing to me. 787-10 can do much better. If I recall correctly the fuel burn number for a fully loaded 787-10 is around 5.4t/hour. from Jayunited in another thread "That is not true at all. Take for example today's 5/29/2019 UA85 TLV-EWR flight the MTOG for the 78X is 560,000...

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by zeke
Mon May 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs of using Antonov 225
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Costs of using Antonov 225

I think 744F charters from China to the US are going for over US$1 million at the moment.

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