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by zeke
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 70
Views: 17690

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Notwithstanding checking trim positions is likely on the checklist .... why (or how) on earth would rudder trim be left in such an unusual position during the previous flight? And ... if used ... why wouldn't it be returned to zero at the end of the flight? Heard it was just sold from one organisat...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Did they have any available to be able to run those flights? It's one thing if they did, it's an entirely different situation if they didn't. That is entirely an internal commercial decision Putting a 789 or 77E on the route would have most assuredly meant suspending another route. There is a massi...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 21
Views: 1806

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Armadillo1 wrote:
1 gallon =2.971 kg?
so avg 339 fuel burn is 4,734 kg per hour?


Depends on what you use, thats close enough

A339 4779 kg/hr
A359 5451 kg/hr
77E 6942 kg/hr
A332 5287 kg/hr
763 4788 kg/hr

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Again i want to remind you that DEL was suspended on 4th april 2019 citing reasons for Pak Airspace restrictions following 6th april Pakistan opened up airways P518 and G208 for westbound overflight via Iran only. No eastbound arrivals into Indian airspace is accepted at this time. All other airspa...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1743

Re: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?

Those specific kgs tell the story. Thanks And raise a lot more new questions. 25 kg/ 90min = 133 kg/ 8 hours. So 200 kg/ 8 hours can't be explained with "burn fuel to carry fuel" alone. The lower cruise altitude seem to matter a lot. No wonder the range figures on paper are so extreme mor...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8073

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Not the level of clothing dignity I'd choose for myself or my family, but I am old-school. Hardly appears obscene or offensive, and we've all seen worse. I agree with your sentiments. I wouldn't own something that looked like that, but that if just my old school personal preference For a location t...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Exactly dude some folks need to understand that these routes have been running through a decade.Unnecessary crap filled about this. alternative routes performance issues etc arrived out of knowhere. ...he had zero idea about these flights calling us Bogus when he himself led to wrong info .. 1 - Sh...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Dude, you need to own up to your mistake. You have continuously argued with people over something you clearly had zero idea about. You have a big part of the total crap information that has been spread on this thread. You have doubled down on your wrong information and seriously dented your credibi...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Now since UA is resuming India flights resuming Sept 6 now can u tell me whats your opinion??Still bogus ?? Yes, imho their public communications were bogus, there was no technical reason they could not have continued the service. IMHO they made a commercial decision and dressed it up as a technica...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 37
Views: 7458

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

DALCE wrote:
is there a structural difference between P-8 and 737-800 wings?


For the military gear (4 hard points) higher MTOW (85.7 tonnes), different wingtips, I cannot believe this tall story

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by zeke
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Most of the folks know that Pakistan Airspace was completely closed following airstrike from India but later opened only few (2-3)air routes out of 18 air routes Restrictions on routes is not something unique to Pakistan, many countries only allow international traffic on specific routes. Nobody sa...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Since Pakistan airspace has been reopened the airspace,the flight path no longer requires to overfly Iran airspace and hence there would no problem for US carriers to operate these routes.(The original route which UA/AI used to fly before doesnt require the use of Iranian airspace). Pakistan airspa...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4712

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Flown the RJ series for a number of years and yes, if you want to go down/slow down these speedbrakes are amazingly effective! If you really need to get down quickly on a 737 then drop the gear, flaps 40 and LVL CHG. Holy cow. Or Gear DWN, Flaps 10 and speedbrakes works too. Had an FO show that to ...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 18
Views: 2448

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

Fred You have put a lot of work into that post well done. Yes I do think the GE9X engine could power the 77W, likewise I think the GE90-115 could power the 779 to start flight testing. The only issue with the GE9X on a 77W I do not know about is ground clearance. Not sure if they changed the mountin...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15155

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

777Mech wrote:

From what I've heard, it was a compressor stall that jarred the spinner loose.


Were you on the ground when you heard the compressor stall ?

NWAROOSTER wrote:
I do not know if any earlier Airbus aircraft like A300 and A310 had a RAT.


yes they do

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by zeke
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 36
Views: 9988

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Goodbye wrote:
172g?


The US is not metric, they use grands and quarters, inches, feet etc

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3287

Re: How often does an engine come off?

If I bought a new A350 and operated daily, how many times would be reasonable to expect that an engine has to come off? In theory never. The Trent XWB produces an enormous amount of data (as does the aircraft), if any parameter is trending the wrong way the engine will be removed. The engine config...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10260

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

JamesAlice wrote:
Is the sole purpose of looking for the piece so that they can identify why the engine failed?


Yes, by looking at where the fracture started they can determine the exact failure mode.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Falcon business jet horizontal designs - what are the advantages?
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Falcon business jet horizontal designs - what are the advantages?

I think you are looking for Vmca, minimum control speed air, where Vmcg minimum control speed ground

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10260

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

I love the name FrostyBoy :)

Could be made into a good beer also ;)

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind tunnel drag test
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: Wind tunnel drag test

My results from wind tunnel test are: 2D test Lift:301 Drag:122 3D test Lift:214 Drag:94 (Note once again,AoA is same for both tests,I didnt increase AoA on 3D airfoil to compensate lift reduction because of tip pressure loss..) How close was the sidewall for the 3D test? If it’s too close it will ...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10260

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

No idea how they located a part so deep in ice, and then managed to recover it in what looks like a very remote location.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

reltney wrote:

Can’t beat the 4 wheel bogie!


4 wheel bogie is a customer option on the A320 series just like inbuilt brake fans.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

Re: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's

For your purposes an OEW of 372500 lb and MZFW of 524000 lb and MTOW of 775000 lb is more than representative.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Right down to the axle. Looks like a new MLG strut, too, that will need to be replaced. Glad everyone is ok! They have new wheels on it pretty fast to tug it away Avherald says the crew advised they expected to be able to vacate the runway. The RAT is also still stowed and the flaps and slats in on...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 70
Views: 17690

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Reminds me of this king air accident, crashed into a building adjacent to the airport soon after takeoff with and engine failure. Gear was not retracted following the failure, failed to climb. https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-024/ https://www.atsb.gov.au/m...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9399

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

ICAO has nothong to say in air transport agreements between countries or national/supranational laws concerning foreign ownership. The EU and US both require majority ownership of airlines within their borders by interests holding citizenships within their borders. ICAO has everything to do with ai...

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by zeke
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9399

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the possibility of outside-EU-state funding/control in order to provide advantage and skirt agreements. What is happening between QR and IG is totally legal. ICAO went away from majority ownership requirements to operate inte...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13410

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

questions wrote:
Why were the cabin lights on during takeoff? And why would they be on if it’s a ferry flight?


Cabin lights are controlled in the cabin. The ferry flight would just have essential crew in the cockpit.

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by zeke
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13410

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

Why are the engines glowing? I've never seen that on a subsonic airliner. They all do it, if you have the correct lighting conditions and angle to look up the tailpipe. Being a 3 engine takeoff TOGA is mandatory, where TOGA is not usually used on most airliners all that often. Trading an A346 for a...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13410

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

One engine with full fuel and load (obviously not in this case) but no , it can stay aloft barley. I wouldn’t say it could properly fly without two specially the 200 & 300 Depends on the height you are at, it flies and ok on one engine. You can manage to landing it if you had the height to jett...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13410

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

mrpippy wrote:

Talk about curvature of the earth...


Not sure what you mean by that. The 3 engine takeoff performance is predicated on the failure of another engine, that is why they would have stopped in HNL as they would have reduced fuel load out of PPT.

The A340 can fly on just one engine.

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by zeke
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3323

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

There supposedly was talk of reversing out of the gate, but that idea seems to have been dropped. Most aircraft that I know of with high bypass engines it is an aircraft limitation that prohibits the use of reverse to actually revers the aircraft. You would be going back to a DC-9 or similar for th...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Individual Wheel Load
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Individual Wheel Load

Guys, Thanks for the responses. I'm a total amateur when it comes to these technical calculations, but will try to figure it out. Can someone please give me a quick example of how I can calculate a single wheel load using ACN numbers. I tried to understand it but got lost way too fast. I should pro...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

You want to continue to stay UA is lying that is your opinion which I respectfully disagree with you. I don’t need you, you are also saying Pakistani airspace is not closed. Like I stated in my last post dispatchers here have already said there is one route airlines can use over Pakistan (you highl...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 5159

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

Technically spoken, anything is possible ;) But the TC holder didnt offer it, no STCs available. Boeing offered the ACT Option for the 77L from the shelf, so they are there. Coversion/certification would simply be not viable. You could do the same to A321 CEO (where an STC Option for more ACTs in t...

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by zeke
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

There are 3 routes open that airlines can use to get to/from India. I've been told by dispatchers here at UA who have actually worked this flight there are 2 routes that are eastbound and 1 westbound route I dont know what you have been told exactly, only what you have written. You can track west o...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Re: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario

bennett123 wrote:
Is there any chance of recovery?.


I hope so


Noshow wrote:
Or somebody put in Avgas? Just speculating. Just remembering the first Diesel Cessnas.


Avgas should burn in a PT6, I cannot remember the mix allowed, it does impact overhaul periods

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by zeke
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 3117

Re: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)

https://onemileatatime.com/aeroflot-a350/


Those B/E Aerospace Super Diamond business seats look nice, do any other airlines use them ?
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SQ22 wrote:
Here is a link with information about the cabin layout:

https://onemileatatime.com/aeroflot-a350/


Those B/E Aerospace Super Diamond business seats look nice, do any other airlines use them ?

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by zeke
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 5159

Re: Can the A340-500 do the longest posible flights?

AFAIK only one ACT available for the -600 (fwd cargo hold, can keep the aft crew rest), one for the-300 (aft cargo hold, requires revoming of the MCR Crew Rest). None for the-500. Airbus once throwed a big ACT on a -200 (World Ranger) to make a Flight Le Bourget - Auckland and back nonstop, but nev...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Which is exactly in the spot over the Gulf of Oman where the Iranians shot down the US drone; this time. No it is not, geography may not be your strong area. The Global Hawk got shot down over international waters just to the south of Bandar Abbas, the headquarters of the Iranian Navy. Very nearby ...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

We have flown those routes within the last few months, however as of the last few days our internal security audit, with the cooperation of flights ops and flight planning chose its just best to avoid the area as a whole (Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman) given the recent...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

You do realize your "Over France, Italy, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Pakistan to India avoiding Iranian airspace." flies over the Gulf of Oman which you earlier pointed out was off limits by the FAA. That’s only half true, the FAA order says the Gulf of Oman AND within Iran Airspace ,...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Looks like they are going to ferry N2644U from BOM to HNL, and cancelled the BOM to EWR flight.

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

UA has taken the route you suggest over Dubai however we still are not able to access Pakistani airspace. M504 through Pakistan is open to UA, however they can go straight from Oman to India without going through Pakistan. https://i.ibb.co/G2QTJXp/Capture.png This is what is open per NOTAM Westboun...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

If UA wanted to operate a one stop flight they most certainly could do that but are additional cost associated with operating a one stop flight. Look at UA's over all international long haul network and show me where you see any one stop flights. There is a reason airlines are moving more and more ...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Oykie wrote:
does the FAA emergency order encourage European and Asian airlines to avoid Iran and the Gulf of Oman?


No

Oykie wrote:
Do you think airlines will avoid this corridor now?


Each airline will make their own assessment, every country has different diplomatic relationships.

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 35988

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

The reason for this is a UAV was shot down over the gulf of Oman in the 20th. The UAV was at high altitude, and the size of an airliner (Global Hawk). That and two ships attacked by missiles. FAA issued an emergency order not to fly through Iran or the Gulf of Oman. Pakistan is only allowing limited...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo Hydraulics System
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

Re: A320neo Hydraulics System

A far as I know it is the same as the A320, 3 hydraulic systems, 2 engine driven, one by electric motor. 3000 psi.

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