Francoflier wrote:Interesting setup.
Though I'm curious as to why a passenger aircraft couldn't be chartered for 200 pax.
thepinkmachine wrote:AFAIK, The 350 uses cruise flaps to shift the center of lift towards the c.g. It essentially does the same job as the trim tank, but without all the plumbing.
Not an engineer, but I’m pretty sure that the 380 wasn’t able to have the wingspan that it should have because it had to fit into existing gates at airports. Therefore it was kind of doomed from the start, which is why they don’t make ‘em anymore. If it didn't have the wingspan it needed then it wo...Jump to post
SAP ? :-) Actually any type of (better) ERP software. good solutions work across the full production and planning tree ( and across entity boundaries ). IMU a PITA to set up :-)) Oh My! I Nearly physically vomited when you said SAP. If you like a user interface from 1992 that requires you to wait f...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:That's an odd and very specific bug. I wonder why it never occured previously?
Lease cost vs utilization is the big one. A 777 might have lower fuel burn but that doesn't weigh up against the extra non-operating costs when it's only in the air for less than 30 hours a week.
There's a reason a lot of cargo airlines are picking 747s out of the desert.
Not a pilot but a mechanic. Holidays count as Sundays so double pay. Total gets calculated for the year and gets paid per month.Jump to post
On tonight's LHR-PHL flight BA 69, the pilot was trying to activate one oxygen mask for a specific request (not sure what that was, maybe a medical thing?) and accidentally activated all of the oxygen masks. It caused a bit of a stir, but cabin crew quickly came through the cabin to announce it was...Jump to post
It's not that bad, mostly safety related things. Eyes, heart issues, etc. No real benchmarks AFAIK... its not the air force.Jump to post
I am not sure of the hold over time allowed which is fine if it stored at the correct temps. Okie Hold over times for a delay of a few hours should not be an issue. Planes do not have regular refrigerators like we would have in our homes, so the issue becomes does the aircraft have enough ice/dry i...Jump to post
This is a scenario airlines have to consider in case of a diversion to a smaller, non-online port. You do not need a ground crew to park and secure, or to go from "cold aircraft" to departure. Airstairs would be the one thing you would need in most cases, whether they be integral or provi...Jump to post
One thing I always spot any Trent by is the smoke coming from under it while idle. The oil vents from the bottom of the engine unlike GE where it goes out of the back.Jump to post
Major tickets, like reckless driving, DUI can be a death sentence to your career. That applies to mechanics as well as pilots. It might be depending on the company, but the only thing that really kills a mechanics career is fraud, drug trafficking, terrorism concerns. etc. The things that make you ...Jump to post
There may be two more aspects: 1. having type-dedicated shop and mechanics means economy of scale. Lufthansa Technic pays western wages after all. 2. Lack of qualified workforce. Looks like number of people in US, who can get qualified AND willing to get their hands dirty is shrinking.. Even Luftha...Jump to post
Actually CG and Zero fuel weight. I don't think I have ever weighed an aircraft were it took 3 shifts and I have weighed hundreds of aircraft in my career. the largest time span would be defueling and draining the sumps which does happen during 1 shift, and the the actual weighing can be performed ...Jump to post
If there was an incident it'll pop up on something like avherald. But considering it kept climbing past it doesn't look like TCAS was even triggered. And being able to see the plane shape is still pretty far, I've had landings where you could recognize the people in the window seats if you knew them.Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:I hope the OP isn’t a pilot of airliners. Appalling lack of mechanical sense, if so.
I believe some aircraft, perhaps the 747 can leave one pack on during engine start and we never tried it but theoretically we could do the same on the 727 by re configuring the #2 engine bleeds Yes you could, but not for the first engine started at least according to our ops. I posted before, after...Jump to post
The Eng uses Bleed Air to turn the starter. If you run the packs ( They run on Bleed Air too) You don't have enough air pressure to get the starter to turn fast enough to get the eng turning fast enough to add fuel to the engine, so it can start. Not sure on the 787 since that uses Electric. Hope t...Jump to post
The A320 is still very much relevant as one of the most used A/C. A simple system with no hidden issues is better than a more advanced system that's still new to the market.Jump to post
IIRC most contracts state an airport hotel is only sufficient for 1 night. Anything longer will require a city centre hotel with a minimum amount of space, a desk, aircon, etc. The type of hotel that will cost you a kidney in the middle of NYC, so they get dumped somewhere cheaper.Jump to post
CrimsonNL wrote:I've never seen any airport staff being subjected to breathalyzer tests at AMS (Not counting flight crew). I'm sure there would be more people in trouble then you might think, if they did..
Won't notice a difference really, especially considering most content will be upscaled. Also interested how they talk about being a secondary market because screens that small aren't made for home users. Yet 10.1" and 13.3" are very common tablet and laptop screens. Even talking about how ...Jump to post
Hmm, that's a weird one. I'll have to check if the CMM mentions anything of it.
Premium eco isn't an option on KLM. It might be a reservation to install a a stretcher.
The 787 isn't much better with 9 abreast. Blame the airlines, not the manufacturer. If they build a wider fuselage it will get just get another seat squashed in. Even the A330 is now suffering from this. I blame the manufacturer. Almost all A330 and A350 operators have 8 and 9 abreast respectively ...Jump to post
That's already hard to do with an airline that's still operating, and pretty much impossible after they went bust.
Since you're in Liverpool it's about a 99% chance it's from one of the now Jet2 birds.
Engines are only interesting from a maintenance perspective. For a pilot it just goes forward when you open the throttle no matter the type. That’s not really true. Different engine types have different limitations which are important to know. Also, some types display power in a different manner EP...Jump to post
Engines are only interesting from a maintenance perspective. For a pilot it just goes forward when you open the throttle no matter the type.Jump to post
Equipment is usually decided first by aircraft capability (can the aircraft make it off the runway and fly the whole distance), then capacity, then type of seating (high-J, etc). A lot of types BA flies are capable of JFK-LHR, but the demand of the route calls for high-capacity aircraft, such as th...Jump to post
727, 737, CRJ, ERJ, DC-9, MD-80. Whether the airlines actually took them up in the case of the 737 and ERJ is a different matter. You can add both the L-1011 and IL-86 to the list. And the Fokker F-70 / F-100. 0583249 As far as I know, the Fokkers are the only aircraft where stairs are non-optional...Jump to post
The radome is composite. The aircraft in this case is aluminium. Thus different surfaces. Correct. But why is the composite Radome in two colors in the pic. It is evident on unpainted Airbuses. On the A320 for eg: Radome can be mfg using AFRP, QFRP, GFRP. or may be even more materials. It might be ...Jump to post
No It's a typical response, people like to leave their work at work. On the other hand, I'm a pilot not an ATC specialist, but I like to fly little airplanes on my days off. I also watch "nerd's videos" on Youtube, or even DVD. Most, maybe 75% of my colleagues think that's crazy-talk. So ...Jump to post
Another thing to think about is that most seat upgrades are competition based. Why spend a lot of money (don't underestimate the electrical work needed to get those new seats in) when your competitors don't have it either? Lie flat seats will start to trickle down into those markets after the 777's...Jump to post
Another thing to think about is that most seat upgrades are competition based. Why spend a lot of money (don't underestimate the electrical work needed to get those new seats in) when your competitors don't have it either? Lie flat seats will start to trickle down into those markets after the 777's ...Jump to post