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by sabenapilot
Sun May 28, 2000 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

Hi there Hamlet69- Sorry, I've only now seen your figures on the Airbusses as well. Considering the A330 and A340 is a good idea I think, since they are so similar. So, to put everything together: Airbus: 2.9 Boeing: 2.5 According to this, Boeing 777 is slightly more popular with the airlines using ...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 28, 2000 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

Hamlet69- You're right about the problem with my "method". I thingk the problem is that both B777 and A340 are not long enough in service to have a sufficient amount of airlines reordering them. I think however that we can calculate a first indication and over the next few years (as more results com...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 28, 2000 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height
Replies: 52
Views: 4766

RE: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height

That's a very good point there Bacardi. I've also seen that Boeing will locate crew rest areas in the overhead area of the fuselage thus lowering the ceiling of the passenger cabin. Boy, that must give a uncomfortable feeling when you're sitting inside that B777 surrounded by 2 economy passengers at...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 28, 2000 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

RE: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced

According to popular believe anual growth of the airline industry will be around 5% per year over the next 20 years: this means that in 15 years the number of passengers will have dubbled! (not 20 - that's wrong math.) So, in less then 5 years you'll need over 35% extra capacity and in less then 10 ...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 28, 2000 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Logo
Replies: 17
Views: 2236

RE: Aeroflot Logo

I don't see the point. Aeroflot was founded during the communist period, so at that time it was logical to use the much debated USSR symbol. Nowadays this might not be so obvious, but it can still be used by Aeroflot, because it is tradition. Also, it is recognized all over the world instantly, and ...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

RE: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced

Indead placing a second deck on top of an A340 is virtually impossible, you'd have to redesign almost everything. Stetching the B747 will not be that simple neither, it has influence on a lot of things like the vertical fin surface, the maneuvreability, the CG position, the fuelconsumption, the drag...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

If SQA now orders 77 B777, it's because they need them upon delivery. They won't be ordering planes in advance and let them hang around on the tarmac for years in advance...



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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

I know a lot of Airbusses have changed hands recently, but as AB.400 said, that could be because of commonality (I don't know for sure, but anyway.) Anyway, I don't think you can blame Airbus or Boeing if a company bought a plane, and then is taken over by another company; maybe that plane doesn't f...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height
Replies: 52
Views: 4766

RE: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height

I think we have to talk about the cabin length as well. A very long cabin can give the impression of being in a tube, rather then a plane. (See MD-80) If I'm not mistaken the B777-300 has the longest fuselage in the world.... <b>It looks very strange to me that some people have problems with claustr...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height
Replies: 52
Views: 4766

RE: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height

Come on guys, I didn't mean that... Anyway, how many biz class passengers are there on a B777? 10 %? Yes, they are seated comfortably, but the rest (90%) has to deal with the extra seat next to them. If I'm flying economy, I prefer not to be seated in between two other passengers. I'm sure I'm not a...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

RE: Possibilities

A very good point - a streamlined fleet is very important. However, I don't know how they do it, but Airbus has twisted several big customers in a similar situation around. The latest example being SAS. They bought B737NGs, but now also take hold of their first A321! Another well known similar situa...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height
Replies: 52
Views: 4766

RE: A340 Verses 777 Cabin Height

I don't know what the problem with all of you guys is. I mean, how long do you plan to stand up in a plane when you have a seat to sit in? Cabin hight on an Airbus 34O is sufficient, so even IF it is somewhat more on a B777, who cares? It isn't used for more then a few seconds when walking around. <...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

RE: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced

You must be meaning ONE plane, AB.400  

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Going Shoping, 747X-777X-767X Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 3159

RE: AB.400

All True, but it gives the impression to me that it is a desperate (last?) attempt to prevent Airbus from launching the nex A3XX. If Boeing is so sure there is no need for this huge plane, then why make further (bigger) versions of the B747 as a compettitor??? I mean, I have no problem with Boeing t...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Logo
Replies: 17
Views: 2236

RE: Aeroflot Logo

I think they have to keep it!
It is a historical logo.
It's like American airlines dropping the eagle... Swissair abandonning the cross ... Sabena loosing the S.
Its virtually impossible.
BTW, cabin crew still wears the soviet logo, even on the newest uniforms.

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NDB Approaches
Replies: 3
Views: 12444

RE: NDB Approaches

So you're planning on flying real NDB approaches then (and no GPS assisted stuff)??? I hope you know that you're entering the most difficult kind of approach training (far more difficult then an ILS)... But it is aslo the most rewarding kind of approach... All the notions Ralgha sold you are correct...

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 27, 2000 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

About my way of comparing those 2 planes on a marketbased approach (as explained in my previous mail): I know it isn't perfect, but at least it tries to take away the all to big impact one huge order has on the overall result... I start from the democratic idea that to me the opinion of airline A is...

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by sabenapilot
Fri May 26, 2000 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders A320's
Replies: 32
Views: 3175

RE: Too Bad It Ain't True!

Sadly it isn't true. Delta keeps buying Boeing. This means that even after their fleet renewal they will fly with planes from yesterday rather then from today... BTW: Delta must about have the oldest fleet in the Western World, certainly compared to the averadge age of European carriers. If I'm corr...

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by sabenapilot
Fri May 26, 2000 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

As someone has said here before: a B737 isn't a B737. The same goes for a A340. There are -200s; -300s, (-400s), -500s ,-600s. What A340 version did Boeing use to compare its B777 to? And what version of the B777 was used? What kind of flight profile was used? What kind of an airline? etc. etc. etc....

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by sabenapilot
Fri May 26, 2000 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340
Replies: 61
Views: 4180

RE: 777 Is 14-16% Cheaper To Operate Than A340

Boeing just compared the B777 to the A340.
I guess they "forgot" to include the savings for an airline if it operates both A319/320/321 and A330/340.
At Boeing they have never heard of Cross Crew Qualification (Airbus can offer this on 5 different planes....)

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by sabenapilot
Thu May 25, 2000 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any One Been To Cuba?
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

RE: Any One Been To Cuba?

CUBA IS GREAT !!!! First of all you have the nice weather there, so that's fine. Secondly, you don't have to be affraid when walking on the streets. (like in Jamaica or Dom. Rep.) Nobody will harm you. 3th, there are a lot of things to see there. It's the biggest island in the Caribean, so Spain bui...

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by sabenapilot
Thu May 25, 2000 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

RE: A310 Question

Indead the A310 has a shorter range then the B767. That's because it was ment to serve on dense inter-European routes. (+/- 250 pax on a flight of max. 4 hours.) However, since the A310 was based on the A300 (a long range plane) its range was well over 6 hours, so several companies also used it for ...

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by sabenapilot
Wed May 24, 2000 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Hands On Throttles
Replies: 5
Views: 6085

RE: Two Hands On Throttles

I don't know about other companies, but at Sabena we work as follows: During take-off the Pilot Non-Flying keeps his hand on the throttles till V1 to retard them in case of an emergency. When V1 is reached, he has to remove his hand from the throttles so he can not have the reflex to retard them thu...

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by sabenapilot
Tue May 23, 2000 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transition Altitude?
Replies: 4
Views: 7374

RE: Transition Altitude?

I've just written: Or, you can descent and when crossing the Transition Level set 1023 on condition ATC has told you what the Transition Level is. It should read: Or, you can descent and when crossing the Transition Level set 1018 on condition ATC has told you what the Transition Level is. Now it's ...

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by sabenapilot
Tue May 23, 2000 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transition Altitude?
Replies: 4
Views: 7374

RE: Transition Altitude?

To be fully correct- Transition ALTITUDE is the altitude at which you set 1013.25hPa when climbing out. However, during your descent, you change to local altimeter setting when passing the transition LEVEL. This is also written down on the charts, but is says something like 'by ATC'. ATC will tell y...

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by sabenapilot
Tue May 23, 2000 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5/19 WSJ "Boeing Lobbies Carriers To Order Big 747
Replies: 17
Views: 3371

RE: 5/19 WSJ "Boeing Lobbies Carriers To Order Big 747

I think the A3XX will be built, the B747-500 will be built, and both can make a profit! -) Airbus because it took Boeings monopoly away, thus forcing Boeing to raise prices for its other planes. That way the Airbus planes are even more attractive to customers. And although the A3XX might be loosing ...

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by sabenapilot
Mon May 22, 2000 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-204
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Tu-204

I saw a Tupolev 204 from Air Cairo Cargo today in Ostend, Belgium. It looks very similar to a B757, but then with large winglets. (It had RR engines)
Does anyone of you know if there are other cargo operators of this new Russian plane?
How about overall sales figures?

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 21, 2000 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Sabena Livery Do You Like Best?
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

RE: Which Sabena Livery Do You Like Best?

THe last one, no doubt.
It has a fantastic tail logo, simple yet very strong.

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 21, 2000 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B733 Hard Landing
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

RE: Sabenapilot

My answer was not specifically related to the B737, but rather to a general idea about how a strut works. I'm not familiar with all the details of B737 systems since I don't have a typerating for that type. (I fly AVRO RJ85 and RJ100). I have however a DC-10 manual here at hand which I used to descr...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 21, 2000 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 In New Colors Pic, What Do You Think?
Replies: 47
Views: 5829

RE: Delta 757 In New Colors Pic, What Do You Think?

One good thing about the newest paintjob:
At least Delta finally dropped the line on the fuselage , it was about time, they were one of the very few to have this useless stripe in a new lively. (Although in America it seems to be more popular then in Europe -> AA for instance)

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 21, 2000 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B733 Hard Landing
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

RE: B733 Hard Landing

Well, inside the strut there is a part which can be pushed together to absorb a too hard impact. This is very helpfull, because this way mainenance only needs to replace (a part of) the strut, i.s.o. the complete landing gear and the beam that supports it. You could compare it to a kind of a very st...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 21, 2000 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paperwork On The Flightdeck
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

RE: Paperwork On The Airbus Flightdeck

Oh Yes, On an Airbus you have the tray out all the time. Only for landing and take-off it is folded out of sight. It is a dream because now you can even position a laptop on it (when you are at the gate) to calculate some stuff. Together with a mobile phone plugged in, you can send and receive fax/l...

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by sabenapilot
Sun May 21, 2000 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 In New Colors Pic, What Do You Think?
Replies: 47
Views: 5829

RE: Aeroflot Colours?

First time I saw them on a B777 tail, I thought it was just another experiment from AEROFLOT, because the tail seems to be showing the RUSSIAN FLAG...
A nice design, but for the wrong company, sorry guys.

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 20, 2000 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Descent Prior To Vdp?
Replies: 3
Views: 6472

RE: Descent Prior To Vdp?

To answer your question, YES YOU CAN.
In fact you may even be at MDA before reaching the VDP. VDP is advisory only and has no legal meaning.

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by sabenapilot
Sat May 20, 2000 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 In New Colors Pic, What Do You Think?
Replies: 47
Views: 5829

Aeroflot Colours?

I personally think the new colours do not reflect the delta spirit, Where is the delta symbol on the tail? (Delta is a letter from the Greek alphabet BTW) First time I saw them on a B777 tail, I thought it was just another experiment from AEROFLOT, because the tails seems to be painted in the RUSSIA...

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by sabenapilot
Wed May 03, 2000 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Tail
Replies: 30
Views: 3086

RE: 737NG Tail

I am not 100% sure the A321 doesn't have a slightly differently sized tail, but the A319/A320 indeed has the same tail. This doesn't matter too much, because the difference is not that dramatic. After all, not every B737NG has a different vertical fin although they all have a different dimention. Fo...

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