Can't speak for the A320 but on the 747 it's #33 unless specified otherwise. I'd say about 90%.Jump to post
I think most of ours were given away, sold, used for cabin trainers, etc. At least a dozen ended up in company break rooms and offices.
It's one of those things people in middle management like to give away to get their name known.
Major airlines are a case of being inside the company and branching out from there. So a check in agent with the same qualifications has a higher chance than you, at least at getting an interview. I've seen more than enough people who started at the HR front desk and worked themselves up to middle m...Jump to post
These statistics always account for company wide (with more women in lower paying functions) statistics. Pilots are more expensive and largely male.
Anything under middle management is based on fixed union wages with us. Above that the wages are high enough that complaining is just useless whining.
SWISS still doing it on intra-Europe flights with usually some kids cartoons (if there are multiple children on board). On all other European carriers I know don't use it for IFE. Norwegian however still has the mounted televisions, but uses them for advertising and route info instead of IFE. SWISS...Jump to post
Because most IFE systems now include wifi over satellite, which has much higher bandwidth. Thus not allowing room to include connecting flight info? Do you know of any DL domestic aircraft that still have those drop-down LCD screens the OP mentions? Cost savings with Delta. Most EU airlines still h...Jump to post
SWISS still doing it on intra-Europe flights with usually some kids cartoons (if there are multiple children on board). On all other European carriers I know don't use it for IFE. Norwegian however still has the mounted televisions, but uses them for advertising and route info instead of IFE. AFAIK...Jump to post
Freighters have a jack point at the tail to prevent this, and newer weight and balance systems will scream bloody murder before it's even close to tipping (or being jacked for a nose wheel change....). For passenger operations IIRC the 737-900 gets a tail stand as well due to its length. When someth...Jump to post
Most EU-US J travel is business related, aka the company is paying for it. And at least for that it means that unless the food is inedible, seat broken or something like that I couldn't care less. All I want is a place to get some shuteye and a ride home.Jump to post
Why don't they do that anymore? Because most IFE systems now include wifi over satellite, which has much higher bandwidth. Some newer systems have the ability to display any rebooking/cancellation on the related passengers seat automatically. Otherwise there's also the use of tablets by cabin crew ...Jump to post
Definitely not a technical thing. I guess there’s just not many 787s in Europe. Mainline carriers are BA, AF and LO. DY and VS have them too, but they generally fly transatlantic routes. LO does WAW-SIN, WAW-NRT and occasionally WAW-DPS on the 788. Norwegian did LGW-SIN, but I guess they dropped it...Jump to post
It's also doing AMS-KIX/NRT/SFO, along with some routes ex-NRT/HND from ANA and JAL. And other than JAL I try to avoid them due to the cramped 9 abreast config. Europe to Asia has a lot of competition from the ME3 which means an extra frequency with a smaller jet isn't going to give you many more pa...Jump to post
It builds routine to confirm the door is correctly closed.
Depends on the employer. Even the interview could make the difference. With us you either start as a mechanic and move to certifying staff if your manager thinks you're capable after a few years of experience (and get both your licence and type rating paid for) or start as certifying staff with a si...Jump to post
It isn't always that easy. Yes, it can fly on two engines as that's a requirement from before ETOPS. But with the engine you also lose a hydraulic pump, generator and bleed air, which means you might have to use alternate procedures or have cruise restrictions. Every aircraft is certified for engine...Jump to post
The Trent 500 are around 50klbf, where there isn't much else. They could either go back to the 200/300 and bolt on a CFM LEAP, or keep it this size and use the GEnx or XWB-75 with around 65k. Either way nobody would buy it over the A330neo. 8 abreast on a 4 engine aircraft just isn't profitable anym...Jump to post
Yup, of course they exist. It's not a particular fleet-type, just a few tails, across the fleet, that seem to be our "least-best". Disappointingly, one of those tails is about 6 months old with about 1500 hours. But, it's getting better. You know an aircraft is a "hangar queen" ...Jump to post
Obviously the 777-200ER and the 777-200LR have extended range beyond the vanilla 777 A models. They also have other enhancements that allow them to operate as an ETOPS flight. BA operates B777-200 A models ETOPS to the USA. I thought all B777 were ETOPS built by Boeing. ETOPS is more about operator...Jump to post
N140LL is ETOPS certified (small text under the "1401" on the nose gear door) so it should be able to do the route.
However on a route like CDG-JFK with many flights per day they'd rather cancel and rebook than have an oddball aircraft on the other side of the ocean.
Can someone please explain why a manufacturer would charge less for a derated engine if it's simply a plug change? Would it have to do with power-by-the-hour setups where the engine would presumably last longer between overhauls if it wasn't operated at full rated power? Sent from my SM-G950U using...Jump to post
Here's more info on the plug: http://www.sjap.nl/cfm56-7-hybrid-identification-plug/
It has some config options, but the thrust rating is hardcoded.
The MD-80s have had the 717 tail cone retrofitted to reduce drag. IIRC AA made them in house. The elevator is controlled only by the control tab, which moves it into position the same way the elevator moves the entire aircraft. On the ground it doesn't do anything and the elevator is weighed so that...Jump to post
It's 100% for the families. The crash investigation has no use for the identity, as we're all just bags of meat. The cause of death can sometimes be of interest (lack of oxygen, smoke inhalation, died after impact, etc), but in a case like this where everyone died on impact right after takeoff it's ...Jump to post
Military aircraft are designed to be unstable since a plane that only wants to fly straight ahead would be at a huge disadvantage in aerial fights. Nobody designs a passenger aircraft that way, but certification costs for a new design can drive them to keep on stretching. The basic 737 fuselage has ...Jump to post
Absolutely nobody is looking for a freighter, much less a passenger version. The KLM/Martinair cargo MD11's were retired not long after, and out of 7 a/c 2 went to FedEx (but never entered service and were only used for parts). SkyLease scrapped another and the rest was stored to be dismantled for p...Jump to post
Aircraft movements are increasing each year. This alone is already a factor for increased occurrences of wing clippings. Now what about the frequency of wing clippings per movement? If this frequency has increased over the time, then there are obviously other factors. Increasing (average) wingspans...Jump to post
With us it gets loaded by Panasonic technicians using the service port on the IFE system. Here's a video which shows the equipment used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiahz8pW7Yk We once made a system for Lufthansa Technik that worked on AES encrypted SSDs, with the unlock password securely store...Jump to post
With us it gets loaded by Panasonic technicians using the service port on the IFE system.
Here's a video which shows the equipment used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiahz8pW7Yk
It might look look like a lot longer on the map, but the difference in flight time is less than an hour. Depending on winds and preference they can either take this route while skipping Chinese airspace, or do a detour to HKG and then fly north (like AF on the CDG flight).Jump to post
In the early days KLM used a module that took up a pallet position on the 747M. That later changed to a crew rest by door 4R. No idea when they changed it. Is that the main reason why there was/is a door between the cabin and cargo section - was it the entry to the crew rest? And is the door now pl...Jump to post