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by trijetsonly
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Defueling a 737 to tank truck
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

Re: Defueling a 737 to tank truck

Were you trying to find out if China supplies Fuel to North Korea by tankering and defueling passenger planes? Isn't normal refueling on the left wing? Do the right refuel couplings have a refuel panel? I only know the 747 where the refuel panel is on the left wing only. The right wind only has an a...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC speaking French at CYUL (Montreal)
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: ATC speaking French at CYUL (Montreal)

My concern would be, as an English-only speaking pilot, how would know that the controller, speaking French, just cleared a guy to cross the runway that moments earlier he cleared you to take off from. If everyone on the frequency is speaking the same language, it's easier to keep track of what eve...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best luggage for the frequent traveler
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Best luggage for the frequent traveler

I've probably spent something crazy like $2000 over the past ten years trying to find the perfect piece of carry on luggage. I've had Samsonite, Travelpro, Heys, Swiss Gear, Delsey among others and they've ended up largely being a disappointment. I end up gifting them to my family and friends who a...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21002

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

LH Austin Press Release Aircraft will be an A330-300, first flight May 3rd, 5 weekly flights Now if only they would load the flights (excited to see the flight times and the prices). Well they are at least hinted in the linked press release: Apart from Tuesday and Thursday, LH 468 will leave the Lu...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know about CG location of Turbofan Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Anyone know about CG location of Turbofan Engines

Chapter 1-86-062 in the airplane weight and balance manual provides the engine CG position in the airplane coordinate system.
Chapter 3-40-2 in the Airplane Recovery Document has usually the same information.
Both is for valid for Boeing but as you said Trent 1000....

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by trijetsonly
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 10280

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

That's a good first step but I'm afraid that this would not make anything better. As far as I understand the slow deliveries before the new sanctions were mainly because of sanctions in the banking and financial sector. If there's no improvement civil aviation may not benefit at all when there are n...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Hero-to-Zero aviation company?
Replies: 21
Views: 1843

Re: Most Hero-to-Zero aviation company?

VSMUT wrote:
British Airways. No better than EasyJet and Norwegian nowadays.


Better say BOAC ;)

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3993

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

I used the direct Condor flight to Las Vegas as well. I had to attend a trade show. But when the show was over I did what most Germans do who come to Vegas: They spend a night or two in town, see the sights, visit a show, spend some money gambling. But then they get a rental car for a one, two or t...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3993

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

As a German I've visited Reno / Lake Tahoe just recently by accident (the Yosemite was closed unexpectedly and I had to detour) and I see absolutely no reason why there should be a transatlantic connection.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?

Does anyone remember the equivalent system on the DC-9 / MD-80? It has a retractable mirror on the glareshield that is used with a standby compass on the wall behind the pilot. That has nothing to do with seat position On the MD80 the compass could not be mounted above the glareshield due to excess...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?
Replies: 25
Views: 3982

Re: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?

Does anyone remember the equivalent system on the DC-9 / MD-80?
It has a retractable mirror on the glareshield that is used with a standby compass on the wall behind the pilot.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 10933

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

The booking engine shows Business Class to be 2 abreast (1-1) while Eco is going to be standard 6 abreast (3-3).
Looks like every Business passenger gets his own bench of 3 seats, unless they change the layout in between. Still not my choice for that route...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many aircraft are double jetways pratical for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: How many aircraft are double jetways pratical for?

From time to time I get an A321 with jetways on 1L and 2L.
I like that as the struggle with hand baggage is always the reason for long queues in the aisle and jetways. Boardings through two doors reduces that a bit. This applies for boarding and deboarding.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?

A321Lufthansa wrote:
Minsk flights also depart from C Gates (mostly C14-16) despite using E190 on this route.


not true, my last MSQ-flight in May was from B56.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15629

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

They could rename that ocean to "Paciic".

That way everyone can profit.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational
Replies: 22
Views: 2268

Re: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational

Could it also have been because of rejected takeoff requirements at Reno?

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by trijetsonly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 732 Engine Addition
Replies: 12
Views: 1775

Re: 732 Engine Addition

I was watching a You Tube video of movements at LAX in the early 1990s. One of the jets was Access Air 732 with an added cowling on the back of the engine. I know "cowling" is the wrong word but I don't know what else to call it. I looked through the data base here and found it but I don'...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post a pic of your passport cover!
Replies: 25
Views: 1889

Re: Post a pic of your passport cover!

This is from some time ago, my old and very worn UK passport with the new replacement beside it. The UK passport authority cut the corner when returning an old and out of data passport to you. https://preview.ibb.co/bywV5U/224601_10150586698405486_5406831_n.jpg Will you get a new one next year or w...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23642

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Ziyulu wrote:
I'm guessing it will be 3-4-3 seating at 18" seat width due to the wider cabin?


It is presented as 19,7" with armrests, 17,2" between armrests.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23642

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Is the plan to still offer an 8 door version of the -9 for airlines with less dense configurations? (As opposed to the 10 door configuration on this test frame). Or will it be like the 737-900ER, where you get the door anyways, and just block it off? I'm not sure if this is legally possible due to ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3381

Re: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?

Because spending more time beyond the MAX's current range limits on a narrowbody jet sounds like hell 35,000 feet above Earth. Nobody in a BBJ, ACJ or Gulfstream has a problem with that. All a matter of cabin and service. Oh come on, everyone knows what I meant. If I were on a private jet, then yea...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3381

Re: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?

STLflyer wrote:
Because spending more time beyond the MAX's current range limits on a narrowbody jet sounds like hell 35,000 feet above Earth.


Nobody in a BBJ, ACJ or Gulfstream has a problem with that.
All a matter of cabin and service.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3381

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

Completely different idea: What about taking the 707-300B and change it to 2 engines? You get a long enough and well known fuselage, 737 cocpkit and cabin, longer gear struts and enough ground clearance. Wings have been changed before on the same TCDS (e.g. 747-8). In the end you have a 707-800X, ma...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro-Bound: DEN-MUC-WAW LH A350/E-190 April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Euro-Bound: DEN-MUC-WAW LH A350/E-190 April 2018

kurt wrote:
Apr. 26, 2018
MUC-WAW LH1612
11:05 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
E-190 (no tail no., sorry!) - Seat 21C
Snack



Hope you enjoyed my report!


I really did enjoy your report!

In case you're wondering: tail no. was D-AEMB.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 2505

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

It looks like spare parts from the current Chrysler 300 might also fit.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel choice at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: Best hotel choice at FRA

Whatever you do, don't take the Sheraton at the airport. It is 70's style with no free wifi in the rooms. The hotel offerings at the Gateway Gardens are usually nice and reasonable priced. Terminal 2 (AF) is within walking distance. Steigenberger and Holiday Inn are my favourites. Something complete...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30434

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748? Except as a freighter. And additionally except for the belly cargo capability. The 748 hauls much more underfloor cargo than the A380. Good for LH, KE and CA. Probably not neces...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Wideroe Have Issues With its E190s?
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Does Wideroe Have Issues With its E190s?

I've done two flights on the last weekend on their E290 (LN-WEA and LN-WEB) and both were without any problems.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84481

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Some exciting new developments: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-boeing-reveals-first-assembled-777x-ahead-451693/ I am assuming that the new wing will have more flex than previous 777s, correct? Interesting note: first delivery is to NH in 2020..? "That aircraft will first ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 39
Views: 3119

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

13. "I'll never fly airline XYZ again. Their flights encounter so much turbolence." 14. "You have to let me pass you in the line for security because my flight is about to leave (in 2 hours)"... 15. ... but then those passengers get lost duty free shopping because they are throug...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26533

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

This prompted me to check photo data bases to see the progress [and deliveries], totalling 21. Others might know more: 747-830 D-ABYA 747-430 D-ABVM MD-11F D-ALCB D-ALCD A350 D-AIXI D-AIXJ D-AIXK A340-600 D-AIHI A330 D-AIKD D-AIKO A321-100 D-AIRD D-AIRK A321-200 D-AISP D-AISQ A320 D-AIZC A320N D-AI...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Anhedral with fly by wire?
Replies: 23
Views: 1753

Re: Why Anhedral with fly by wire?

I have been assuming that the anhedral of high wing aircraft is due to gravity. In flight, due to lift, the wings are level.
With low wing aircraft this is not possible due to ground clearance.

Is that assumption far from reality?

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 5526

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

So who asks? America, the USA or the Trump regime? I think that Germany will not react to that because when they asked the USA to block Trump as president because of being stupid they didn't react either. Last but not least, the new US ambassador in Berlin has already been warned and is on probatio...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another registration/plane question
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Another registration/plane question

Looking at my flight log, I noticed some empty spots there. As the last requests were quite successful, I'd also like to ask if someone could provide me with registrations or further data for the following flights: LH110 and LH2078 - 2014-11-28 4U7043 - 2014-09-25 LH1233 - 2013-06-05 LH1232 - 2013-...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 5526

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

The problem with this topic is, that it is much more related to politics than to aviation, especially with the biased post by the thread opener.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 5526

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

So who asks? America, the USA or the Trump regime? I think that Germany will not react to that because when they asked the USA to block Trump as president because of being stupid they didn't react either. Last but not least, the new US ambassador in Berlin has already been warned and is on probation...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Language requirement for aircraft maintenance job in Europe.
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Language requirement for aircraft maintenance job in Europe.

I've worked with many aircraft maintenance mechanics across Europe (France, Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland, Austria, Germany and Spain) in English. They were employed by local maintenance facilities but don't know the local language. Communication is then done in English mostly. Local language is a good...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me identify airport in this "vintage" video clip
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Help me identify airport in this "vintage" video clip

The cockpit seems to be from a DC-8. The layout and shades of grey make me believe that this is an island airport, maybe caribbean. Yes, the cockpit seems to be very similar to the DC-8 cockpits I've seen on the internet. I wonder if the airports of former British colonies in the Caribbean also pai...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For the detail-oriented enthusiasts around
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: For the detail-oriented enthusiasts around

The overwing exit (door 3) seems to be missing.

Edit: but this seems to be intentional. Still a low number of windows in the center section. Lots of people without real window seats:

Image

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 7894

Re: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale

Some people have enough money to buy a private 747-8 but there's no way for money to buy you taste...
Man that is an ugly interior.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5978

Re: Punchiest airliners

The A330-200 seems also very powerful to me.

I've also have had several flights with A332 with light fuel load (up to 3 hours) and light passenger load (up to 30) and we were airborne after what felt like less than 800 meters with an initial climb right up to FL400.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13273

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Just done a rough calculation on the amount of premium seats each airline offers, albeit with some caveats: - Based purely on aircraft with longhaul seat configurations (i.e. for BA that includes First, Club World, and both World Traveller Cabins etc) - I've counted F/J/W as Premium cabins (can red...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me identify airport in this "vintage" video clip
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Help me identify airport in this "vintage" video clip

The cockpit seems to be from a DC-8.

The layout and shades of grey make me believe that this is an island airport, maybe caribbean.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?
Replies: 21
Views: 5993

Re: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?

In an interview with employees last week CEO Spohr stated that they are evaluating further A350 and B787 as replacement for "old quads and the old fleet in Austria" but there is no decision imminent.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

I would pick Air China via PEK.

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