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by zeke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

You also look at the arguments being put forward and they are so poor, and not well thought out. 'We expect privacy because of the locked cockpit door' or 'management cannot be trusted with this data' or 'show us evidence that it will lead to better safety' or 'it will be expensive and we do not ne...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

twinotter wrote:
What is your opinion of video monitoring systems in the aircraft cabin, like Airbus' CVMS?


I see it as having limited value in cargo compartments however the space requirements when loaded make them ineffective, I dont see the value in the cabin.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to wonder why this wasn't proposed after the AC759 near miss (which could have resulted in 3 planes being destroyed). What caused AC759 to ultimately line up with the taxiway was never fully determined, and ATC didn't notice what was wrong even after the landing clearance was challenged. NTS...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

https://medium.com/texas-mccombs/watch-me-work-76d8c32433c3 Police body cams are a very poor example, besides being public servants mainly operating in public areas, they are not on all the time, officers do cover the microphone and turn the camera off when they want. There is also areas where they...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

"Need to keep in mind that under law (14 CFR 91.3 ) it is the pilot in command, and not the employer that is responsible for what goes on in flight" Oh really? Operators are allowed to impose even more stringent minimums than those imposed by the FAA. I'd like to see what happens to a pil...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

Interestingly, this is really a European thing, in the US there are no training flights for new pilots at the airlines outside of the simulator. It is also common in asia, the pacific, and the military. We used to also do one missed approach and landing with an engine simulated inoperative, that re...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

There is nothing such as meaningless data. All data is something that can be used for something, some of it may not just be relevant to an airline at a certain time, and this is true for all research I have done. Sometimes it is hard to classify a grouping of information and to analyze it until que...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

1. We have one saying in science and that is 'no data is bad data.' Any bit of evidence, even that which is observed is good data. Whether it is analyzed well is a question for another day. Employees, especially those who would be doing something wrong are unlikely to ever want something that will ...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

They were incompetent. They knew they had to run checklists. They didn't. They would ha e a very long history of check flights and other tests saying they were not incompetent. If they had done the after start flow and didn’t do the checklist the crash would not have happened. Their mistake was not...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Why do does the whole system need to be crash proof ? Surely just the ultimate recording and storing device does, just as in the FDR, CVR. The recorder would take years to design, test, and certify. Then it needs to be installed in such a way that it works in the most degraded state the aircraft ca...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

ALPA threw a fit when some embarrassing conversation was played after the DFW crash where the Delta crew forgot to set the flaps for takeoff. So please explain what the safety benefit in this example you cited if the existing procedures are able to make the same determination. What would a camera p...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Record

The NTSB is far more qualified than a.net, you and I to make that determination. This isn't an a.net "let's restart the 757" thread. It's got a start from an article with an opinion of a qualified organization. As for the answer, it's been given. Just in a different post. Sorry, please do...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Record

Terrible argument. That's like saying "since more people die in Chicago due to guns, why bother with a CVR or FDR". The death toll without CVR/FDR will still be lower than gun violence. It is the sort of calculation that an actuary would do on a daily basis, where is the finite public pur...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Record

They're just using it as an example. From that quote, a camera in the cockpit would have had zero safety improvement with those Max crashes, it took the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to uncover the real reason for that design feature to be certified. The NTSB has failed ...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

There are, unfortunately, a lot of people who prefer to enjoy the benefits of society and the greater good but refuse to contribute to it in such a way. Take for example the Atlas crash, was the 767 grounded, was the airline grounded, where there design changes made to the 767 ? What exactly is thi...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 184
Views: 10276

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

The agency believes the video would have helped investigators determine what exactly went wrong in the LionAir, Atlas, and Ethiopian crashes and the human factors involved. Agency also recommended a recorder in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash report. I find that quite offensive comment to make con...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235231

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Does anyone know what's generally kept on the fourth channel? I wonder to what extent they mean with "disrupted" Channel 4 is really up to the local regulatory requirements, typically channel 1 is the hot cockpit area microphone (CAM), next 2 channels the radio/intercom audio panels at th...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Turbofan Engine Efficiency
Replies: 29
Views: 5210

Re: Modern Turbofan Engine Efficiency

Ultrafan was said to be 25% more efficient than the first RR Trent turbofans. That’s since around 1985, typically the improvements have been less than 1% in TSFC over per year. the more efficient GE9X is actually slightly heavier than the GE90-115B It’s around 10% heavier, as well as physically lar...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 12213

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

https://samchui.com/2020/03/28/farewell ... G2LsC3Emf0
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m66 wrote:
And that is probably the most relevant reason - fire/smoke protection must be massive. Even the 747-400 didn't made it to a combi version because of that.





https://samchui.com/2020/03/28/farewell ... G2LsC3Emf0

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by zeke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24540

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

It’s not relevant as Australia doesn’t manufacture aircraft. The Australian government would not bother with the cost, hassle and diplomatic fallout of bringing a WTO action when it has zero impact on their domestic economy. I understand that Australian law states that if a good is sold into Austra...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24540

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

So, it doesn't define whether this employee, or any of the others were working in the holds of 737's, they could've been loading, unloading conveyor belts at the terminal, including containers off international flights, or indeed Jetstar flights. I would encourage you to read the thesis I posted ab...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24540

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

If you have a source with more detail, I'll stand corrected, but the one cited does not make the point you want it to. I provided the except and link from the article “Qantas's wounded baggage handlers” above, 20% of the workers at one airport reported were injured. Please this this report for the ...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24540

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Given than WN operates a 737 fleet ten times the size of QF and don't have issues, I think it's safe to say that there's something else at play (if anything). There are thousands of non containerized craft worldwide. Causation/Correlation and all that. The difference is Qantas is based in Australia...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24540

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

You've mentioned the compo line before, do you have any links to provide some details ? In any case, all domestic ground handling is being contracted out, so compo cases aren't going to be QF's problem. This will be simply down to price and in a further 1000 posts about this competition, it will st...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24540

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

I even thought how astute QF are, that they might have been looking at some of the white tail MAXs and a future order, but I think cash flow at the moment is a real issue for Qantas, so an order may be for the future rather than right now I don’t understand how they could be placing an order for ne...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 4201

Re: Why not wider runways?

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
We could just go back to giant circle landing surfaces.


Or conveyor belts

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by zeke
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A321XLR make it LHR-HLE direct?
Replies: 43
Views: 9254

Re: Can the A321XLR make it LHR-HLE direct?

So far the wind shear issues cause significant weight restrictions which I believe why only an A318 has been the only Airbus airplane to fly to St Helena. Typically the wind shear on approach to runway 20 is so bad that airplanes have to land on runway 2 with a tail wind, causing significant payloa...

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by zeke
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trigana Air B734 off the runway written off after landing incident at HLP
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Another 737 Incident in Indonesia: Trigana Air B734 off the runway written off after landing incident at HLP

Thankfully a very good outcome. Almost looks like in the video the right main was extended however collapsed after touchdown, maybe they had a mechanical failure on it which prevented retraction. I probably would have gone to CGK instead of Halim. The video in the first link has a distracting overla...

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by zeke
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIC Swap With Two Captains?
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: PIC Swap With Two Captains?

When an airline schedules two captains to fly a route, does crew scheduling determine a PIC? If so how do they determine this? The operator always assigns the PIC, in the case of a commercial operator it’s the airline or charter operator, in the case of a private aircraft it is the owner. They can ...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

Considering the WTO ruled against those tax breaks, siding with in EU’s complaints, and Washington state repealed them to get in compliance to try and avoid tariffs I’m not sure that is the comparison you want to make... At the time I stated the incentives were unfair, it took the WTO around a deca...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

Why can't the provisions which the HK government made for HK-based crew for ANC turns also be applied to other intra-Asia destinations? I suspect this is made on a risk assessment basis, the number of COVID cases in ANC is low, similar to HKG, other destinations within Asia still have large numbers...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235231

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

The Autopilot on the 737 Classic is simple, tried and tested. Boeing are not nervous about the outcome from this crash. We know for a fact the plane was having auto throttle issues. We know the engines had a severe asymmetric power setting We have had pilots here post that the crew should have noti...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

And yet the DOT disagrees. So, it isn't as cut and dry as this makes it seem. I have read the DOT docket, and nowhere in it does it show there has been any harm to FX being able to operate "between the United States and Hong Kong", that is where the DOT agreement is concerned. The docket ...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

For anyone interested in the actual ruling, it’s not secret information, it’s posted on the HKG government website. There is no reason why FX could not have done this with their HKG based crew, except their HKG based crew refused to do it. They refused to be bound by the HKG requirements outside of ...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

The Hong Kong government claim that, they already have an exemption for flights between Hong Kong and Anchorage, if the crew were enclosed monitored strictly at Anchorage then they will not need to be quarantined after returning to Hong Kong FX could have done the same, however instead the chose to...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

This is from the pilot involved: "The pilot, who works for FedEx Express, was eventually “extracted” from the camp by U.S. officials after spending six days in solitary confinement in a small room. The pilot spent New Year’s Eve in the quarantine camp after arriving in Hong Kong the day before...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

Clearly there is reason to complain, hence the official complaints. The below post was a very clear summary of the issue. The complaint is inaccurate as it cherry picks the requirements that HKG based crew have had to endure for a long time. It is also misleading in that FX had locally based crew a...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

The docket says, a HKG based crew traveling from HKG to ANC and back doesn’t have to complete the full 2 week quarantine. The only carrier that advantages is CX. FX does intra-Asia flying with HKG based crew. That is inaccurate, FX had HKG based crews until last month and made the business decision...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

I cannot imagine that FX formally complain to Government channels, and for those Gov. channels to proceed forward on the complaint, without cold hard facts backing their complaint of unfair treatment. From a quick reading, it sounds like China/HKG is saying "yes it is unfair but you deserved u...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

AFAIK HK has no exemptions for folks who are vaccinated even though vaccinated folks can still test positive; they are just much less likely to spread disease or develop serious symptoms. That is being considered now to boost vaccination rates “We are now considering offering incentives not only in...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

Why aren't pilots flying international routes given a high priority for COVID-19 vaccinations? Due to their mobility around the world I would think they would be a high priority to get vaccinated in order prevent spread of emergent variants. They are, I think over half of the crew in HKG have regis...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

Reading the order, it seams that HK Gov. has created an exception for local crews traveling to and from ANC. When a local HK crew goes to ANC and returns, they are not subject to the expanded HK quarantine. The only HK crews that do flights to ANC are Cathay. FX does other inter Asia turns, but the...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

After FX launched a formal complaint to the DOT over the Hong Kong crew quarantine requirements, the US has threatened to curtail all carriers from Hong Kong, of which CX is the only one currently flying to the US. AA and ALPA have also complained about the treatments of crew that tested positive f...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit Limits on 737 and A320
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Exit Limits on 737 and A320

Is anyone able to explain how these exit limits are applied to get the maximum seating capacities of the A320 and 737 families? I can’t make heads or tails of where 189 seats on a 737-800 might have come from. V/F If you look at the EASA TCDS explanatory notes it may help answer your question https...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daylight Savings Time - connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Daylight Savings Time - connections

DFW17L wrote:
Daylight Savings Time did not go into effect this morning. But Daylight Saving Time did.


How much interest in the former ?

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by zeke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 28022

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

But you're acting like there's no possibility of a 778F and that's your opinion. But history says that it isn't quite as accurate as you hope (exibhit A: aforementioned a220 order) The world has changed, I think even the A350 might end up being too big of a passenger aircraft for most airlines. The...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 28022

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

The reason for the A350F is to kill the 777-8 for good. Like the A220 killed the MAX7? :biggrin: This isn't the Airbus of old that gave free leases on A300s to Eastern to get its foot into the door. This isn't the Airbus of John Leahy that launched A320neo to crush the C Series before it could get ...

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by zeke
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 28022

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

More complex compared to wait Boeing would have to do for a 778F. Given of course the carbon fibre fuselage and work arounds of cutting into the frame compared to Aluminum as the article eludes to and cheaper than 778F For the new build A350 to change from passenger to freight the I think main diff...

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by zeke
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 28022

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

Opus99 wrote:
The only reason they’re pushing hard now is because of this pandemic, production numbers are low and 1/3rd of Boeing a widebody orders came from freighters


The reason for the A350F is to kill the 777-8 for good.

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by zeke
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 42772

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Of course. One of the largest airlines in the world is stupid. Don't you think they know the numbers and the cost of a sub fleet? If it’s a Max7 or A220, it’s still a sub fleet, the order is smaller than their existing -700 or -800 fleets and larger than their current Max8 fleet. There are many lar...

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