Interesting, I had not thought of the possibility of such a situation where a damaged engine causes vibration even after shutdown, due to free spool. This raises a few questions to me: - can such a situation be structurally dangerous ? (if the damage makes the imbalance worse...) - are there specif...Jump to post
I've flown trans-atlantic on the 757 several times. With Monarch and with Continental. Nothing wrong with it at all. The argument that a twin aisle is more comfortable is disengenius at best. Every wideboady flight I have taken, both aisles are ALWAYS being blocked by selfish passengers using it as ...Jump to post
........ Then risked the powerback (and it's FODdy dangers)...... No more dangerous on a properly maintained runway than applying take off thrust. Stop over dramatising it! :roll: Anyhow: Flown in an out of that Airport. Not much room for a 757 but they manage it! The Runway isn't the longest eithe...Jump to post
I wouldn't say the B757 is "so popular". :roll: It was popular. Don't mistake the HUGE fleets US base airlines used (basically replacing their 727s 1 to 1) as a measure of popularity. Apart from BA, most airlines didn't operate large fleets, but many airlines operated then. Suffice to say...Jump to post
Just remembered my most memorable moment on a 757. Monarch Airlines, B752, MCO-GLA Direct, June 24 1994. It's getting dark outside and the Flight attendant asks me and my cousin if I want to visit the flight deck. Of course the answer was yes. While on the flight deck, I could see out the windows an...Jump to post
Just as well I snagged me another 747 flight this year with BA. Smoothest taxiing plane I've been on yet. Did not know we were moving until I looked out the window!Jump to post
The 757, was not. It was designed as a mainline fleet aircraft operating to well eqipped airports so was given the necesarry long legs to allow ground clearance for the engines. Boeing was also compensating for their mistakes made with the 707, which they found difficult to stretch ala the DC-8 due...Jump to post
What was the reason for the distinctive long landing gear on the 757? Makes a 737-900 look like a low rider in comparison. Dave In a nutshell: The 737 was originally designed to be able to operate from airfields with no jet bridges or large luggage/cargo equipment. So it was designed to be low to t...Jump to post
Two comments on the 757. Is it more predisposed to turbulence due to it's design. I fly weekly roundtrips LAX-EWR, and I seem to always experience turbulence in the 57s. However, when I fly the 777s on that route, it's always smooth. Second, I also started getting headaches on the 757 flights almos...Jump to post
How was air Scotland. I flew to Scotland to play my bagpipes in the Edinburgh tattoo. I hoped to have had the chance to fly them, but was unable. I visit Alba every year and the BA flights from London are getting monotonous. I flew highland express once but I was just a wee bairn, dont remember it....Jump to post
The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994.
My last was with Air Scotland in 2005.
Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome.
I have flown this route 4 times with BA and had always been a 744 last time was 2014 it since changed to a 777 for part of the year. I am booked on the LHR-DFW on 5th June and that's showing a 744 Interesting, I've flown the route three times, once in 2015 and twice in 2016, each time operated by a...Jump to post
Thanks for the info. The ba source tells us what aircraft has what IFE but does not state what IFE system is the better. I'm guessing Rockwell Collins is the old IFE and Panasonic eX3 is the newer? But never mind, I've booked seat 63A so I will get my first and likely last chance to fly the upper de...Jump to post
Since when have BA operated 0193 with their 744 aircraft?
Also, what frames do they stick on the route usually?
I'm flying 0193 in August and noted it was scheduled as a 744. Was wondering what to expect. I know some of their 744s have been refurbed. But no idea which ones.
A good friend of mine asked me recently to come up with an alternative to the hideous rebrand Air Canada has gone through. Only had a couple of hours to work at it. He's Canadian and says what I came up with feels far more Canadian than the new brand. Thought I'd leave it here for you lot to pick ap...Jump to post
barney captain wrote:Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to more modern aircraft, I would rather acknowledge the fact that a design conceived over 50 years ago can still be competitive.
But that's just me.
It's certainly classy but inside it is quite tight and noisy and not really made for todays screen sizes and panel areas needed. It works fine and it's good to keep it but a new designed cockpit would certainly look different. Just take some 787 cockpit. Of course, a clean sheet design today would ...Jump to post
About the only thing left is the basic fuselage shape (and even then it's been stretched to the point of carrying double what the original 737s did) and the classic Boeing cockpit windows. I hope those never change, hands down the 707/727/737 has the best looking front end of all the jetliners desi...Jump to post
I'm all for celebrating roll outs but when Boeing keeps dusting off a 50 year old design with a few new trinkets, airlines go elsewhere. An ill informed opinion and nothing more. The MAX is selling fine and has even captured some A320 customers. But don't let actual facts get in the way of your war...Jump to post
If it was known to Boeing that engrossed, engaged engine engineers would come up with the CFM56 just a few years later, would they have built a plane with longer landing gears to begin with? I'd imagine they would have, yes. Boeing would have been daft not to take advantage of new engine technology...Jump to post
Trump is so random.
First he grills Boeing for the VC-25 replacement costs, ignoring that Boeing did not ask for $6bn but that it was the secret service that made the project that expensive, now he's their friend, appearing at a roll out.
The 787-10 is a good looking bird!
The 777 has a sterling record for reliability. If AA is having issues, they should look at their maintenance schedule and practices. I had a long delay on AA50 in September last year. I had arrived at DFW 5 hours earlier and the plane was sat there for 4 hours with no one doing anything to it. The p...Jump to post
I've seen contrails in a clear sky that cause complete overcast weather within an hour or so here in South Africa. What you have there is a coincidence. I've seen many a contrail in the skies above me on wonderfully clear days and no overcast conditions thereafter. Seriously, you can take that tin ...Jump to post
As far as anyone can tell, the only person that made an error here was Harrison Ford. I wouldn't be so quick to vindicate him. He screwed up. Not in the other incidents. Mechanical failure in both situations where Ford did a good job getting down in one piece. The papers are making it sound like he...Jump to post
Boeing have the same system. On bother Airbus and Boeing, the aircraft in testing carry test registrations often via a temporary "sticker". Occasionally, the aircraft will also be delivered displaying the test reg which is applied with a sticker obscuring the painted on reg the plane will ...Jump to post
Heated leading edge to prevent ice build up, basically put.
All aircraft have them and 9 times out of 10 they are not painted as the heat tends to bubble the paint.
Airbus I've never understood however, either they don't always come with them or they are painted over.
Cats are every bit as prone to psychological trauma as dogs. My current cat was a stray who will be in a sound sleep jump, and run if someone passes gas in the house. A truck drives by, the doorbell.... you name it. Left alone in a empty room more than five minutes will cry uncontrollably. Refuses ...Jump to post
I don't think she's trying to make money here she's just upset with the lack of compassion from United. United could have resolved this without fan fare I think if they would have been a little more compassionate and aiding the customer in resolving this. This is a big problem in the industry with ...Jump to post
Only in America! Take your dog on a very stressful journey (and flying is stressful to animals because of the noise, cramped conditions, vibrations, etc) and it dies. Most everywhere else people will chalk that down to the stress and move on. Nope, in America you can make money from this by blaming ...Jump to post
What a story - just unbelievable... However, I would like to point out, that the first human being fallen out of an aircraft crash was German Juliane Koepke on 24th December 1971 - so only few weeks ahead of this tragedy. She survived the LANSA crash in a height of "just" 10000ft, but nea...Jump to post
There were at least two people who (initially) survived the bombing and 31,000ft fall of PA103 as well. One, a male, died at the scene: a leg was broken, but apparently had attempted to crawl by pulling himself along the grass, and scooting with his non-broken leg. His cause of death was determined...Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:They didn't object to the plane re-entering service, nor being sold on. I doubt they will object to its potential as a museum piece. Jump to postI wonder what the family of the executed pilot think about this potential display ?
At the end of the day, save for taking the aircraft out of rotation for a deep clean, you will never be able to fully prevent peanut traces from remaining on an aircraft. Pre-boarding someone for a peanut allergy makes no sense, what so ever. It takes just a moment to wipe the hard surfaces down wit...Jump to post
Finally, some factual info. Thank you, caoimhin! I have had many heated discussions with know-it-alls that have asserted to me that a polished aircraft is cheaper to run, period. While I have argued that the higher cost of upkeep on the polished finished levels it out with the cost of operating a pa...Jump to post
To some of us it belongs in the White house outhouse. It is the bust of a man who did everything in his power to make young American men pay with their blood so that Winston could claim to have restored great Britain's empire and Great Britain's glory. No such restoration occurred, but a lot of Ame...Jump to post