Is it possible to lockout the autopilot on the takeoff roll, or below 400 feet? Or is that not desireable for some reason? For autolands the autopilot remains engaged until after touchdown until taxi speed is reached. For a LVO rejected landing the autopilot can remain engaged. Crew should not be r...Jump to post
Thank you very much for taking the time to write detailed replies. I need to read them again when I am 'in' the a321 (the most sophisticated, sim-wise, of the Airbuses I fly - a319/a320/a321/a330 & a350!). I think, as I say, by using DES, OP DES, or V/S as I feel the situation warrants, I manag...Jump to post
I am a firefighter in Lima, I do not work at the airport though, two of my colleagues died in this incident. Information and details on the reasons why the firetruck was near the active runway are not available for now. Answering some of the questions above, with the information that is confirmed a...Jump to post
Even though job opportunities for pilots are abundant in the US right now, having to start over on an airline seniority list and payscale mid-career - particularly if you've been flying 777s long-haul, has got to be majorly demotivating. A number of them were already flying for Us majors while stil...Jump to post
Surely the thread title should be changed to 'Boeing's NMA back off?'. In light of Calhoun's latest comments. :-) Thank you. The thread title is clearly misleading since the CEO stated that this paper airplane is off the table and not back on it. That is my understanding also, nothing until an engi...Jump to post
I'm not a pilot, I only play simulators, but one of the northbound standard departures at Naha keeps you at around 1000ft for quite a while. I suspect it's to keep clearance with arrivals at Kadena Air Base. This sounds like the sensible reason. The runway direction at Naha is essentially north/sou...Jump to post
To add, air traffic control, in the FAA at least, does not have any knowledge of a flight’s filed alternate. There can only be one clearance limit for an IFR aircraft and it it typically an airport where a full stop landing is expected to terminate the flight plan. Alternate airports are also not o...Jump to post
Airlines and pilots don’t do runway performance calculations, they do takeoff performance calculations. Runway requirements are just one aspect that needs to solved for, specific climb gradients and obstacles for the given conditions and airport environment tend to be the real life limits experience...Jump to post
Probably minimal possible runway meaning max thrust. Although one thing to keep in mind - MTOW bumps without thrust bumps mean more runway, and at the tail end of the curve even small weight increase means a lot more concrete. A bit of thrust increase may shorten the roll significantly. Early versi...Jump to post
seat1a wrote:Can flying an approach in heavy rain, like in Seattle, flame out one or both engines on an A320 or B737? What does it take to get engines to flame out?
I doubt we will ever get a truthful account of this investigation. I thought a preliminary report was supposed to come out 30 days after the accident. Is it an actual ICAO regulation/requirement or just convention? Even the Iranians released the prelim report for the Ukrainian 737 shoot down before...Jump to post
Maybe, but they are 1000 feet closer to the ground than anyone else so that advantage melts away quickly. Every time I hear my wife or my neighbors bitch via an email group about "crazy noisy aircraft that flew over last night" it's always either an A333 or some random old clunky cargo B7...Jump to post
Guys, I get it. I'm just saying that it's a little strange that they are always lower and significantly louder departing after 10 pm in an area that has one of the highest noise complaint rates in the country. I understand weights, derated takeoffs, climb profile efficiencies, fuel cost, etc. One o...Jump to post
Jayunited posted this previously in https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1437339 "The last 787-10 UA operated on SFO-AKL-SFO route left on December 19th (for the next few days UA917/916 will operate on a 77W because we need to move a lot of cargo). However the 787-10 will return to t...Jump to post
zuckie13 wrote:I mean, asking for details of the Boeing contract certainly seems irrelevant to me.
unable to visit public places like bars, restaurants, and shopping malls during first 3 days in the territory. Additional PCR test are required on days two, four and six. Should someone test positive, then off one goes to the government-managed quarantine. This is not correct, mask off activities l...Jump to post
The original press release is more worded towards noise rather than the number of engines. If its the noise levels I was thinking about, it would impact something like a 747-400 however not a 747-8.Jump to post
C47/DC3 is a single pilot aircraft, many however were modified with larger engines and that modification mandates two pilots.Jump to post
I don’t think the A333s will stay for long. Read into these tea leave as you wish, a relatively new A330 sim was bought off skymark, and another A330 sim has within the last month just finished a major upgrade. One of the older A330/340 sims was removed and an A350 put in its place, and another is ...Jump to post
miegapele wrote:Guess when airlines are paying for fuel? Is it months before the flight, immediately before the flight or after?
If an airline is to put a hold on a payment card or take money into escrow... it has to be done at the time of booking, not on the day of travel. Otherwise the value of the option to fly or not goes to the passenger instead of the airline, and we are back to the case of 50 years ago with everybody ...Jump to post
TG are generally very good with this, I would go to the airport as early as possible. Additionally once you get on the jet, many passengers especially from BKK where it is culturally considered to be good for the spirit to look after the fellows around you would be empathetic. The only limitations I...Jump to post
So it's synonymous with the entire travel industry. I think it’s synonymous with many forms of discretionary personal expenditure. When it comes to airfares airlines advertise both fully flexible and strict no change options, and they have different costs. Many passengers pay for a no change option...Jump to post
Off the top of my head I can't think of another service industry that you pay for a service that far in advance and that industry can deny that service the day of and you might have to wait weeks for reimbursement. When I want to book a cruise, river cruise, train tour, bus tour, etc etc they are a...Jump to post
Exercising those 20 options would be perfectly reasonable. They let 15 options expire in 2018 "Qantas will let the first of its 15 Boeing 787 options lapse later this month, CEO Alan Joyce has told Reuters." https://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/qantas-to-let-first-787-option-lapse/Jump to post
LaunchDetected wrote:Beside the MLG there is no much differences in terms of commonality. Or I am missing something.
Not sure what you mean but everyone who has been laid off at the start of Covid who is elibigle to return (Residency holders) has already been recalled. That is not true, all of the the 100+SOs that were let have go have not been brought back, many of which were checked to line. They have actually ...Jump to post
Nevertheless I think the burden of SA on a (seemingly) solo student pilot is pretty high in this scenario...that’s not really enough experience to put 2+2 together on the rapid closure of traffic just from the radio calls. Listening to the the live ATC sounds like the solo student had a good idea o...Jump to post
So you add "a few hundred million dollars in costs per year" as Kirby said for a few dozen extra seats/extra cargo on a select few routes for part of the year? Those high season yields, load factors and cargo rates better be pretty impressive to cover a few hundred million dollars in cost...Jump to post
You do realize as they were both Cessna aircraft. You might want to specify "which" Cessna Owners estate would pay.
alex0easy wrote:Can some kind of device be installed on airplanes that give out an audible warning, unless either pilot press a button every few minutes, to prevent such incidents?
Considering the 787 can do everything the A350 can do, why in the world would United add all that cost just to get the ideal sized aircraft for a few long haul routes. The 787 cannot do what a 350 can do, jayunited has explained on here before that the 787-10 can basically only reach AKL with passe...Jump to post
And then there's the propulsion technology leap that eventually will happen. Hydrogen and electricity. New battery tech. These are areas Airbus and Boeing does not necessarily have an advantage in. I think hydrogen may pay a big part in aviation going forward, however not directly as a fuel. I woul...Jump to post
you all forget that what has killed the VLA are the A359 and 789. I don’t agree with that at all, for many airlines what killed the A380 in their fleet was EK. What EK was able to do was to throw A380 capacity worldwide and have three banks of connecting flights at DXB so that a passenger could wit...Jump to post
A380 or 747 production re-start is impossible economically and thus a non-starter. Neither is anyone going to design a new cleansheet VLA in A380 range in the next 20+ years for one or two customers (EK+BA). I don’t agree with what you are saying, in the aerospace industry if you were to fund a pro...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYcxhQYSzRo Your flight is at 20 minutes 20 seconds :D edit: There's also a similar go around of a 748 at 2:18:40 The videos look to me like positive shear, when there is a gust of wind down the runway in the flare that increases the aircraft indicated speed causing ...Jump to post
The primary load case on wing is upwards bending moment. Hanging heavier engines only helps to reduce that primary load(assuming same MTOW) What is also not being stated is the more efficient engine will have a lower fuel fraction, and thus lower weights and lower fuel burns for a given sector, thi...Jump to post
What is the evidence that Airbus A380 work enabled Boeing to include any of these on the 787? Airbus makes the composite rear pressure bulkhead for the 787, it developed the resin film infusion process to build the rear pressure bulkhead for the A380, https://www.compositesworld.com/articles/an-ele...Jump to post