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by zeke
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?

So, is the arrival restriction more because the arrival spacing is the more important? There is also another reason which is often overlooked that is for procedures involving loss of communications. If for any reason an aircraft were to face a loss of communications there are set procedures to be f...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Using Japanese Airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 8742

Re: Aeroflot Using Japanese Airspace

As most of us are aware, a lot of nations have closed their airspace to Russian registered and chartered aircraft, however, it doesn't make sense that Japan has allowed Aeroflot(SU) to use its airspace. At the time of writing this, flight SU638 from Vladivostok to Phuket is flying over Fukuoka, usi...

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by zeke
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14848

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

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...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus descent procedure?
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: Airbus descent procedure?

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...

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by zeke
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56443

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

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...

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by zeke
Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Closes All Foreign Pilot Bases
Replies: 9
Views: 4217

Re: Cathay Pacific Closes All Foreign Pilot Bases

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...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 218
Views: 42533

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

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...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft starting to climb after a long time
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Aircraft starting to climb after a long time

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...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Flights' Listed Alternate Airport Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1988

Re: International Flights' Listed Alternate Airport Questions

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...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 01, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

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...

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by zeke
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

kalvado wrote:
I would think manufacturer charts are for best case situation in terms of runway performance


You would think wrong, that is why that chart is not used in any operational sense.

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by zeke
Sun Oct 30, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

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...

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by zeke
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Robert Weaver Sky-ferry
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Robert Weaver Sky-ferry

Jonne1184 wrote:
Although this is a lame reply, I suggest Google. The results are quite entertaining in this matter.


Defiantly caveat emptor required, detailed research and questions on the issue is a must.

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by zeke
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU
Replies: 62
Views: 17664

Re: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU

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?


Sure, however the engines have auto relight so you would probably never know. As the engine still rotates, hydraulics and electrics remain.

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by zeke
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Bandeirante hits a wall in Uruguay
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: Embraer Bandeirante hits a wall in Uruguay

From memory the bandit has a castoring nose wheel

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by zeke
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498776

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

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...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 21, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

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...

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by zeke
Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

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...

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by zeke
Tue Oct 18, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 - 14hr Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 5588

Re: 787-10 - 14hr Flight

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...

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by zeke
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 181
Views: 52885

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

zuckie13 wrote:
I mean, asking for details of the Boeing contract certainly seems irrelevant to me.


The reason for asking for that was QR had put in a claim for damages based upon the MAX, a request for the details that the claim for damages was based upon should have been entirely predictable.

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by zeke
Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: 787 vs A330 Runway Performance/Requirements

swapcv wrote:
1. New Ishigaki/Miyako-Narita/Haneda


ISG-HND with the A330 would be able to take maximum structural payload, can easily do a 2 hr flight off a 6000' runway

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by zeke
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Return to Hong Kong
Replies: 22
Views: 6227

Re: Return to Hong Kong

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...

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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: 13830

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: 2787

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: 11
Views: 2922

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: 5824

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: 2771

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: 12285

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: 12285

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: 1692

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: 12285

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: 12285

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: 28960

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: 28960

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: 28960

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: 1203

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: 14984

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: 146
Views: 38672

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: 31035

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: 34822

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: 31035

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: 3243

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: 31035

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: 35
Views: 9341

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: 34822

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: 237
Views: 43338

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: 237
Views: 43338

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: 237
Views: 43338

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: 2890

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: 5336

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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