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by zeke
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country
Replies: 51
Views: 13597

Re: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country

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.

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by zeke
Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ - Dave the goose & EK - Gerry the goose
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: NZ - Dave the goose & EK - Gerry the goose

Love the whole interaction

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by zeke
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional Story Question: Considerations for operating a DC-3 Single Pilot
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: Fictional Story Question: Considerations for operating a DC-3 Single Pilot

C47/DC3 is a single pilot aircraft, many however were modified with larger engines and that modification mandates two pilots.

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by zeke
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific fleet renewal plans?
Replies: 17
Views: 5668

Re: Cathay Pacific fleet renewal plans?

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 ...

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by zeke
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Cathay Pacific own all A350's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

Re: Does Cathay Pacific own all A350's?

MO11 wrote:
Airbus shows that B-LRA and B-LRC were delivered to AerCap.


Thus is correct LRB is the first CX one

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by zeke
Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets
Replies: 106
Views: 12095

Re: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets

miegapele wrote:
Guess when airlines are paying for fuel? Is it months before the flight, immediately before the flight or after?


Tends to be a bit of both, they can pay in advance to lock in a known rate, you will often hear about airlines hedging fuel.

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by zeke
Thu Sep 01, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets
Replies: 106
Views: 12095

Re: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets

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 ...

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by zeke
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about seating arrangements for disabled pax
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Question about seating arrangements for disabled pax

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...

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by zeke
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets
Replies: 106
Views: 12095

Re: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets

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...

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by zeke
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets
Replies: 106
Views: 12095

Re: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets

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...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 180
Views: 27846

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

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/

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by zeke
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 180
Views: 27846

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

StudiodeKadent wrote:
They also have around 70 cheap options (or something along those lines) on 787s.


20 options
50 rights

The rights would have time expired, been over 15 years (December 2005).

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by zeke
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 180
Views: 27846

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

LaunchDetected wrote:
Beside the MLG there is no much differences in terms of commonality. Or I am missing something.


In order to reduce manufacturing costs, they modified the -900 ever since the 280 tonne W/V entered service to have near identical parts to the -1000 so they are almost the same.

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by zeke
Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short staff at Gatwick control tower today.
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Short staff at Gatwick control tower today.

PM wrote:
Are they at least tall enough to see out the windows?


Contractors have been engaged to build a platform so they can see

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 81
Views: 14837

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

raylee67 wrote:

Can 757 take off from Vagar Airport? The runway is only 1800m long. Wouldn't a 737 be more appropriate?


At 30 m wide, it really limits aircraft that can be used. It’s longer than Skiathos which has seen lots of 757 operations.

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 119
Views: 27005

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 16027

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

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...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered
Replies: 190
Views: 33918

Re: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered

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...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 16027

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

That would from memory put it above normal gear and flap speeds for the type

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strobe & Beacon Light Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2726

Re: Beacon Light Question

Jacobrhassell wrote:

So why does Airbus refuse to implement this advanced light? Even on the new A350 and A330-900, it’s still the “strobe” light.

Thanks for the help!


A picture is worth a 1000 words, Nuff said

Image

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by zeke
Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 16027

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

rbavfan wrote:

You do realize as they were both Cessna aircraft. You might want to specify "which" Cessna Owners estate would pay.


The lower aircraft would have right of way, the 340 also seems like it was going way above normal approach speeds for the type.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian pilots fall asleep and miss descent at ADD
Replies: 34
Views: 8385

Re: Ethiopian pilots fall asleep and miss descent at ADD

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?


Normally around 4 of them on a 737, cabin crew, they make noises and you can wind them up and push their buttons. Keeps you awake.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered
Replies: 190
Views: 33918

Re: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered

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...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

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...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

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...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

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...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thought: Someone Buys Out Boom?
Replies: 13
Views: 2811

Re: Thought: Someone Buys Out Boom?

If its bought out, will that call it bang or pop ?

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by zeke
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 5293

Re: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA

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 ...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

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...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

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...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Can anybody name a single piece of intellectual property that Airbus (or a contractor) developed for the A380 and then transferred to Boeing to help the 787? Composite aft pressure bulkhead, ADFX avionics network, cabin pressure controller, 4xVF Generating System, distributed electrical network, El...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Since the A380 was developed, there has been just as much fuel burn reduction on the airframe side as the engine side in my opinion and I'm an engine nut: 1. Wingtip treatments 2. CFRP wings. This is a huge deal vs. the 777x, A350, and 787. 3. Electrical subsystems (maintenance cost reduction and c...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-100 in all Business Config Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: A220-100 in all Business Config Question

seat1a wrote:
Was that PrivatAir? They flew a lot of niche routes, like Frankfurt or Munich to Pune?


I remember them, for some reason I thought it was out of ZRH, correct airline, 737s.

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by zeke
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13115

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

Does anyone think something might spark back up when things get better? It has to be frustrating spending all that money and time on the project just to pull the plug. They hired a lot of people with experience from overseas to help with the certification and flight testing, some of my friends were...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13115

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

Is the 787 the only airplane that Boeing builds? How much of the 737Max are built in Japan? Same question for the 767s and 777s. Japan is a fascinating and very, very capable country, but it has it's struggles, too (as does every country). A significant amount of all Boeing models is built in Japan...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW
Replies: 60
Views: 10810

Re: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW

That’s a pretty big presumption that it was the passenger and not the employee that escalated this. I was through DFW on Aug 10/11. The 10th saw severe wx that caused an afternoon 3 hour ground stop. My AA flight diverted to LIT. I got to DFW almost 5 hours late and went to the AA FL for dinner bef...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana IL96 landing
Replies: 21
Views: 5449

Re: Cubana IL96 landing

Hi all, What are your opinions on this landing? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGtwhHj07I There is work being done at the other end of the runway, the threshold markings were moved to the start of the pavement, landing distance has been reduced by 300m. The precision approach for the airport have b...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW
Replies: 60
Views: 10810

Re: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW

Haven't seen this posted yet. I'm kind of in his corner at the moment. Getting real tired of the lack of respect that people feel they can get away with. I don't know if he called for DFWPD. Spirit Airlines employee suspended after fighting woman in viral video https://www.foxnews.com/us/spirit-air...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Hardware workarounds with their AMS hardware to not infringe on MS and NAS hardware standards Owned by BOEING. This is utter hogwash, these standards are not owned by Boeing, they are in the public domain. In reality Airbus tends to do everything metric, and Boeing uses a mixture of imperial and me...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Polot wrote:

They want a new plane, but EK does not want to spend the billions your suggestion would take. They want Airbus to spend those billions.


What would they cost to buy $275 million a copy ? 100 units ? Not exactly pocket change.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 228
Views: 39511

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

But how much would development cost? Would EK share the risk? If not, I don't think Airbus would develop such an airplane. Most airlines would want to see such a new kind of A380 fly revenue service before considering an order IMHO. If EK really want the aircraft, don’t see why they could not engag...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Thrust?
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: APU Thrust?

Starlionblue wrote:
Does the Trident Three's fourth engine count?


That was a takeoff engine, the RB162, gave about 5000 lb of thrust for takeoff and shutdown after 5 minutes.

The APU on that aircraft is located above the “trident” above the engine 2 intake

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Used A320neo - no takers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2329

Re: Used A320neo - no takers?

So much impatience over where 6E's used A320neo's land up. Jeez! And I hear this elsewhere too. It's most likely going through a D-check which could take up to two months. Add to that the time lag due legal hurdles of moving plane between countries and their registries. Also, the new operator would...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can steel brake pads be used in systems designed for carbon?
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Can steel brake pads be used in systems designed for carbon?

Chaostheory wrote:
A little over 2000 cycles for our 777s I believe.

No idea about the rest.


That is about right, depending on how the aircraft is being used. Steel brakes about 1/3-1/2 the life of carbon brakes.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 5649

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022

That doesn’t really change the market value of planes. It just means airlines “lucky” enough to get brand new 787s at a heavy discount stand to make quite a bit of money in sale-leaseback deals. I was clear saying there was more to the transaction costs, industry knows the “airlines “lucky” enough”...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 5649

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022

For a type with a relatively modest order book, the decline in A339 values is concerning considering how new the global fleet is. These transaction costs are only part of the picture, we know from the Boeing results that they took a charge of over 4 billion on the 787, that is compensation and disc...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are flight crew's salaries the real issue in a flight's total cost ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3180

Re: Are flight crew's salaries the real issue in a flight's total cost ?

I've seen several posts on the supposedly prohibitive cost of the flight crew's salaries to the total cost of a given flight. But is it so? Salary is a direct cost bound to seniority, airplane size, working hours, airline and union agreements, and so on. But total cost is also related to other dire...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Thrust?
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: APU Thrust?

I could not find a topic about this, please redirect me if it has already been discussed. Can APUs produce any meaningful thrust? And would it have any effect on an aircraft’s ETOPS certification? Short answer is the APU will not produce propulsive thrust to move the aircraft forward, however the A...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 152
Views: 40976

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Never heard of such thing , can you provide us a link for this claim ? What he was saying is correct “ To win the freighter order, Boeing agreed to convert a third of Qatar's existing order for 60 777X passenger planes, for which there is currently less demand, to the cargo version.” From https://w...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max and Neo Seat Miles per Gallon CFM
Replies: 32
Views: 5039

Re: Max and Neo Seat Miles per Gallon CFM

But those things already well thought out, and it all turns out to overwhelmingly favour EVs. Still not convinced, just did a plan on with a standard 2022 Tesla Model Y from JFK to LAX, it would take around 52 hrs, bit over 7 hours of that is spend at one of the 24 charging stations. ABRP Plan http...

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