<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FLIHGH" class="quote" target="_blank">FLIHGH</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The 777 on Etihad is a coffin. Right behind th...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>On the Airbus you cannot talk about one without ta...Jump to post
Yes Mmo, I am on the Bus and I know my stuff... Instead of quoting some random passage from the FCOM (which, BTW is from the "Flight Controls" chapter), please re-read carefully my post above and correct any errors you find... Hint: we are dicussing 'Autopilot' here, NOT Flight Control System/FBW. I...Jump to post
With all respect, I am wondering why on this thread we are mixing AFCS and FBW. These are two SEPARATE systems (though interfacing with each other) and discussing them together just muddies the waters. AFCS is based on two FMGC (FMGEC for A330) computers, which (among other stuff) perform autopilot ...Jump to post
I am a Bus guy, with limited exposure to Boeings (couple of sim rides, that's it), but I was actually quite surprised how similar the autoflight systems are between these 2. At least from the user's perspective, as I have not much clue of the inner workings of these systems. They seem to be doing ex...Jump to post
I wonder why US/Canada make so much fuss about [email protected]. It seems a big issue there if you exceed it. In Europe we routinely fly faster than that. Not only due to min clean speed, but also for economy. Never heard of any problems because of it. Heck, in class C airspace you don't even have to reque...Jump to post
Amazing and quite scary... The thing that strikes me is the recovery - after rolling inverted and a second or two of hesitation, the PF recovered by pulling thru vertical, rather than rolling back upward with ailerons - this is a big 'no' in upset recovery/aerobatics, as it can cause a massive overs...Jump to post
It's pretty unusual scenario, even for the A320 - if you get "hot brakes" ECAM during taxi-out, you're not allowed to commence takeoff. Delaying takeoff due to hot brakes is quite common in the Bus. Extending the gear after takeoff - not so. I had to do this only once. When commencing takeoff the te...Jump to post
One more cockpit that deserves mention is ATR. It's surprisingly roomy for an A/C of this size, with a decent jumpseat. Q400 is cramped in comparison, so is the 737. 767 had a lot of space IIRC, mainly due to the (obsolete) F/E station behind the F/O seat. 787 is wide, but quite short. E145 gets my ...Jump to post
I am a Bus pilot, but had a few hours in the 787 FFS and a couple of jumpseat rides in the cockpit, so can offer my impressions, whatever they're worth... 1) Flying. Seems nice and easy to fly, like all modern airliners. FBW makes it a bit weird though - it's not like Airbus FBW, but it's not like a...Jump to post
Great info BoeingGuy and BarneyCaptain. I didn't know thrust cutbacks were still used nowadays with modern engines. Always thought ICAO NADP's were enough...
How is the cutback thrust determined? Do I remember correctly it has to be sufficient to keep the a/c level in case of engine failure?
Is the Bump/max thrust connected with runway length, or are there some limiting obstacles? I have never been to <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>, nor have I flown a 737. But for a moderately loaded A320 (150 Pax + fuel for a ~2hr fl...Jump to post
This is a "how long is a piece of string" type of question. Thrust required for takeoff varies with a/c weight, flap setting and ambient conditions (temperature, pressure, wind, runway condition) - so there's no definite answer. From what I see in the charts, the runway in <acronym title="Santa Ana ...Jump to post
I am typed only on the 320, but have flown the 330 simulator few times an did the 330/340 ground school... I was actually a bit surprised how the much the 330 systems were differing from the 320 (Hydraulics, fuel, electrics, flight control architecture etc.). However, Airbus made it in such way that...Jump to post
Just a wild thought... Would the 330R in dense configuration be suitable for European Carriers? Why/why not? I was thinking: - 400+ seats could possibly give cost advantage per seat over the 737/320 and - AB could be willing to sell them rather cheaply as they need to bridge the production gap Any t...Jump to post