Or when pushedback they have low thrust and sometimes spool up to slow down and stop, but is the TUG not supposed to do that? So what is "idle thrust" in practical terms? The acceleration of the engine to idle just as pushback finishes is a coincidence, I normally like to time the starts ...Jump to post
On wide bodies, they are accessible from the cabin, narrow bodies they are not. In Airbus widebodies there is no access from the cabin to the bay. Some E&E cabin access doors have been deactivated due to security reasons. Following MH370, does not take a rocket scientist to know what the smart ...Jump to post
I'm genuinely mystified, but what other composite aircraft (meaning, A350/787), has anyone experienced/heard about requiring 900 patch repairs prior to repaint? I sincerely don't think that would be considered 'normal.' It just sounds extreme, and for example for the years when the 787 was the only...Jump to post
I have seen no scientific data to suggest it takes 16 days for covid to present. I would suggest a day 16 result is related to catching covid in quarantineJump to post
Airlines can repaint an aircraft to their whims, but what ever paint they use have to be covered by the certificate. And if it does not satisfy the reg, then it is nor acceptable. Let me be very clear here, paint comes under the maintenance certificate, and maintenance procedures. The only relation...Jump to post
I’ve seen one piece (granted in The Epxress…) that the French rules permit deferring vaccine if soone has recovered from a COVID infection in the past six months. How accurate that report is obviously required considering the source. But…it could be an avenue. I think that changed with the vaccine ...Jump to post
Pelly wrote:In the EASA user guide for foreign approvals of composite workshops it quotes:
Airbus recommended 900 patch repairs on one airframe? What the heck is going on? Is this not happening to other airline’s A350’s which operate in the desert? Did QR use a low quality paint shop or something? That I understand is for MSN36 which was flown from Ireland to TLS for assessment by Airbus...Jump to post
Yes, but they would need an STC if they decide to fly the airplane without paint. No sir, like I said you will find lots of photos about of unpainted A350s flying. You may have also heard of a little airline in the USA called American Airlines, they essentially had their entire fleet with the polis...Jump to post
But QR didn't say the aircraft is unworthy. It's their regulator who grounded the aircraft. Now the court may not buy the cost incurred being asked by QR. But I doubt that the idea that the regulator and the airline being in bed with each other would have sway in the court. bt According to QRs cour...Jump to post
Paint, and primer on a metal aircraft prevent corrosion which impact the structural integrity of the aircraft. Paint on a composite aircraft prevent degradation of the composite matrix which is a structural component of the aircraft. I would be surprised if all of that don't fall under Part 25. As ...Jump to post
I watched the last hearing live. The whole damn thing. It's sad that one minister can make a decision with zero evidence ('none needed' per Mr. Lloyd), based on one BBC article from the spring of 2020 long before the vaccine candidates were even in pre-clinical trials, based on Novak's 'spoken and ...Jump to post
Isn't the whole dispute based on QR claiming the damage on their aircraft is a flaw in the construction of the aircraft and QR wanting a permanent fix to be made available before they fix their damaged aircraft and take any new deliveries of 350s from Airbus ? I posted their claim summary on page 2...Jump to post
The QR thing is not about paint peel it’s about other issues like paint missing from fastener heads, paint cracking where dark/light paint livery join. I think the reasons that vary however fall into four areas 1) surface preparation 2) paint system used 3) environmental conditions 4) dissimilar mat...Jump to post
I was using the Bloomberg article below with the 175k offer from Airbus, think that article was upthread or in the now closed thread. That is the AOG payment in the contract, there appears to nothing specifically agreed to for this. The $175k is closer to $200k in 2021 dollars, from the filing “The...Jump to post
If the paint was designed to take the suction cup but if it lifts up, then it is a design issue.
In some of the early pictures yourself and other posters noted that there appear to have been some repairs being performed, is this where you are saying that QR did not follow proper procedures? Another question, since it took years before it became public knowledge that other A350 a/c were having ...Jump to post
As some of us have noticed that the paint on the aft portion of the crown seemed perfectly fine. So the arguement of lack of maintenance does not jive. One plus one does not equal 3. That is like saying the paint lifting on 787 wings is a design issue when it was caused by maintenance attaching suc...Jump to post
All of the speculation in this thread in how great this is for Airbus ignores the reality that no company would choose this path unless they were faced with some sort of existential threat by the situation. The personality and aggressiveness of the Qatar CEO is not an existential threat to Airbus. ...Jump to post
It's going to their site because it's their site that's doing the access of the AA site. You give TPG your credentials that are sent to TPG's sever so it can log into the AA site to pull your points info. Nothing stopping your device connecting to the AA site and your device updating TPG. It does n...Jump to post
bikerthai wrote:Section 44 crown shows lots of issue, but section 46 looks pristine. It begs a couple of questions.
1) As a "tech guy" I do not like the fact that they are storing user's credentials for other sites in their system. In order for that to work, the passwords have to be stored in a manor where they necessarily can be decrypted so they can be used to log into the AA (and other airline's sit...Jump to post
Okay let’s see. At that 70-75% airlines might not mind the payload drop. Eva Air is replacing two 77W routes with 787-10 from October: TPE-YVR TPE-SEA And I’m sure Eva will you be very interested in this 787IGW We used to have seasonal changes from 744 to 343 on the HKG-YVR, the schedule change for...Jump to post
"At least six other carriers have also complained of paint damage on A350s, including Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Etihad , Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, and Air France, reported Reuters." That was for paint peel, not something QR has complained about. Earlier in this thread I provided the refe...Jump to post
Can you provide some backup for this claim? My quick searches indicate a range of 7 to 10 years for full exterior paint replacement. “ Beyond the need for washing, the comparative cost of maintaining painted and polished surfaces is significantly affected by the policies of individual operators. Mo...Jump to post
Some airport workers put GPS jammers into their vehicles so they don’t get in trouble with the airport authority fir speeding.Jump to post
I see the "rivet rash". But in this case, it's a misnomer because we typically do not use rivets in composite structures. The term “rivet rash” was used by QR in their court filing “Rivet Rash Condition (paint missing from fastener-heads, colloquially known as ‘rivet rash’).” As for the f...Jump to post
For what it’s worth. We can go back to a thread where Jay United brought the 781 figures on the ATL-FRA cargo route during covid and what he said was the cargo payload was coming very very close to the 77W. Over 100,000 lbs of cargo It isn’t close to what a 77W will do, what he is talking about is ...Jump to post
Polot wrote:Just because a warranty ran out doesn’t mean owner is necessarily responsible to pay for repair of design/material defects.
And now we are getting back to argument of what is “normal” degradation and wear and tear. QR and Airbus are clearly not in agreement. Can you point to a statement by QR which says that the surface should not degrade at all ? Can you point to a statement by Airbus which says that the surface should...Jump to post
Why are you bringing warranties into the discussion? That’s not at issue. It is central to QRs court filing Eg “ Alternatively, damages for the Defendant’s failure to pay AOG Compensation in breach of Clause 3.2 of the SCL and/or the Warranties.” “ THE CTAPA (1) Warranties 39. Pursuant to the CTAPA...Jump to post
SCL for MSN420 is probably reflective of rest of the fleet. There is nothing special about MSN420 (eg test frame) other than the fact that it appears that MSN was the last one QR took delivery of. If Airbus applied a special SCL for that frame (delivered after problems with A7-ALL uncovered?) some ...Jump to post
So in summary of the AirInsight article: - In November of 2020, QR brings the paint issue to Airbus' attention - Airbus agrees to sign an SCL that stipulates $175k/day damages for every plane out of service for 12+ hours a day - In the summer of 2021, Qatari regulator is the only regulator to groun...Jump to post
Dang, looking at the crown skin irregularities at 19 seconds in, my first impression would be a process issue. With deference to Zeke, if a few paint chip falls off the top of some titanium fasteners, it could be considered normal, but the puckering around those fasteners, and the number of fastene...Jump to post
Not sure where the 787-10 needing an extra 1knm comes from to be on a par with the 77W. The MZFW range of the 787-10 is ~4knm and does so with an additional 21t of cargo on top of max pax. With max pax and 21t of cargo the 77W is going ~6knm. To allow the 787-10 to match that the MTOW needs to be i...Jump to post
This is from what QR has written into its claims to UK court and such can be very one-sided interpretation of the situation for example by omitting some things that are not in QR's interest. I think that there must be an legal-technical definition of what the words "full root cause analysis&qu...Jump to post
As mentioned earlier, there are more carriers affected - to varying degrees - by this [cosmetic or not] issue. That includes Finnair, Cathay. Singapore Air and BA as a 'short subset.. Are you suggesting that Airbus will refuse to acknowledge / rectify their issues, as well ? I think we are *well* p...Jump to post
I’m not understanding exactly what it is that QR is demanding from airbus to do for the issues on the A350’s This summary QR has filed in court outlines their objectives “Brief details of claim The Claimant is the national airline of the State of Qatar. The Defendant is a manufacturer of civil airc...Jump to post
Do you have a quote from QR saying they will never take a Charleston built 787?
Well Boeing has built at least one 789 at CHS for QR (LN 1109) so Qatar has clearly not told them they are halting all deliveries now that 787 is CHS only. I did not make that up, it was widely reported and previously discussed on here eg https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/business/boeing-dreamline...Jump to post
davidjohnson6 wrote:What does the US Govt really want to achieve on this ?
On the second point, QR placed a sizeable order for 75 copies of the A350, of which they’ve taken delivery of a little more than 50. The total order book for the A350, however, is approaching the 1000 mark. The QR order is not what has made the A350 successful, that is the basic qualities of the ai...Jump to post
The Bloomberg article also mentions that Airbus agreed to compensate QR $175k/day for unscheduled groundings. Shortly after is when QCAA started grounding planes, Airbus alleging interference. The Bloomberg article is well written, however the magnitude of the compensation being sought by QR is hig...Jump to post
Don’t get me started…..Jump to post
I find reference to the 787-10 on page 19 of the ANZ presentation in the 2027 column. Is this the uncommitted fleet plan in your view or do I misunderstand your point? Uncommitted, it’s outside the scope of current financials. NZ have said from the start they can swap between models. The only way I...Jump to post
Thanks for the correction and response Zeke. So in your opinion, what type of MTOW increase would an aircraft like the 787-10 require to gain 1,000 nm range? Others in the know are obviously also welcome to respond. Also to the house at large, why then is there a fixation around the 12,000lb? Ballp...Jump to post
My further question then follows if there's no recent evidence, even if indirect, of the 6T. The range boost referred to in the Leeham article of around 1,000 nm is significant. Similarly, the 787-9 was also stated to get huge range boost. Even combined with an engine PIP, is 6T likely to deliver 1...Jump to post
So the 787-10 is "far from a satisfactory replacement for the 77E? " According to who? The airlines involved will make that decision, and my guess is the opinions of various a net pundits will not weigh heavily in their decision making process. :) It would be useful to review jayuniteds p...Jump to post
But I bet it is not too far from the limits of an "average pilot".