Please translate post 11 into something understandable.
Its not that they no longer “desire” to pay, it’s that they cannot pay and remain a viable business. Now, you could argue they just dissolve the business, but American bankruptcy law is designed to give the business a new start, not to subsidize it. The car companies received large subsidizes by the...Jump to post
And, considering the planes were designed to support the Greenland DEW Line, NY was a good location. Now, they support the NSF in Antarctica, it’s a long positioning flights. Yes, new-build H-models. Strangely, I once shared the ramp at Pago Pago with one of the ski-birds. Both crews being from the ...Jump to post
Just climb a bit slower than optimum will work. And, if you don’t go too low, no one will care.
The very idea there will be a date certain in the future presupposes a breakthrough that may not be possible. It’s not inevitable. A hundred years from now, we might be converted to electrics on ground transportation and still use petroleum for flight.
I've been trying to figure out all the buttons on the Captain's yoke that I've seen in cockpit pictures like the below. On the yoke's left side handle the split pitch trim rocker switches are obvious, and below that there are buttons for TCS (Touch Control Steering) and a mic button (for cabin comm...Jump to post
Just a guess, either they an issue with overflight permits requiring certain entry/exit points for China or Nepal or the high terrain is a flight planning problem. Not uncommon for China to have routings off the GC due to military airspace, too.
ETOPS 180; there’s a advisory wire for Ops and Mx to work off of. It’s getting beyond 180 for 135 that drives an OpsSpec and maintenance plan. There really aren’t that many heavily used routes that need more than 180 minutes for business users. It’s mostly an issue of awareness and planning to avoid...Jump to post
The “galaxy” in question is Lockheed’s version-C-5. I used those planning engines at my last employer. Bizjets, under 135, are basically ETOPS 180; 240 is possible but very difficult. Lots of buyers were required to operate under 180 rules, either by choice or authority. So, I had lots of questions....Jump to post
Where or what is S87?
Well, it’s 6,800nm, PER-EZE. The midpoint is 3,400nm without an airport anywhere close. The GCM default ETOPS TAS is 410 knots or 2255nm for ETOPS 330. Yes, various proprietary planning engines might extend the 2255 nm a bit, but they won’t make up over 1,000 nm. I’ve used ARINC and Lockheed-Jeppese...Jump to post
Timing is everything, laser INUs were not far in the future when this set was introduced. Gulfstreams and early Challengers had Delco Carousels installed within 4 years and, if course the B767 was introduced two years later with the first lasers. Interesting use in determining ground speed for anti-...Jump to post
I’ve run plans and no questions on most routes, but trans-Antarctic routes are going to challenging for diversions. There are requirements for them to shelter the people, provision for rescue, etc beyond just 330 of ETOPS time. PER-EZE or PER-USH won’t work, beyond 330 for considerable distance and ...Jump to post
Where are the divert airports on Antarctica? If the grey area represents ETOPS 330; they’ll need a divert that can safely shelter those on board.
Well, there wasn’t a problem using the C-130 troop doors with a fuselage mounted horizontal tailplane. I never heard that in 18 years in the C-5. The troops would have to fall up about 22’ for them to hit a horizontal tail. Neither my unit nor Stewart had an airdrop mission. The C-17 had a very diff...Jump to post
There’s the modest issue of regulated airline industry that plays well here. When fares were approved by the CAB based on costs, painting planes all over, offering chef prepared meals, DC-10 to Spokane were viable business models. When that went, say hello to commodity economics.
FlyingTlow, Yes, I’ve been to LOS. I’ve been stopped taxiing out by passengers walking across the taxiway. My company had an airplane held hostage by a prominent Nigerian until random was paid (Obasanjo era). Crew sent to check status were confronted by armed “guards”. Happiness is V1 at Lagos is an...Jump to post
On a -200, the aft stairs acted as a “tail pole” in case the aft baggage was loaded first.
Wing mounted engines also allow for fitting engines of different weights from different engine manufacturers because the heavy component is near the CofG.
Its an emergency whenever the captain or the fire scene commander says it is an emergency. Not your call, not mine except when being the captain. Any investigation will begin with “how much did the incident plane weigh”; baggage may be germane. It’s pretty clear cut in NTSB 49 Part 830 quoted above ...Jump to post
No, no; the ONLY things going to the emergency exits is YOU, no bags of ANY size. If it’s not on your person, it stays behind. Other people shouldn’t be put at risk because your selfish opinion is your laptop is irreplaceable—get a back up hard drive and leave it home. In the AF, crews used to have ...Jump to post
Passport and couple days of my BP med isn’t a burden and I’ve loads of 15 hour flights. The other advantage, I know exactly where my passport is; I can “inventory” myself at security or immigration. I’ve had passengers, in bizjets, forget their documents despite multiple warnings. Not to mention blo...Jump to post
Reference my post, I have no doubts that the airworthiness authorities are very protective of proprietary property. The penalties and potential scandal for not would be huge.
The 8-9 is dumb, the Chinese are not that gullible nor dead set on number 8, Plus it didn't help to sell the A380, China bought 5 - only : "talk to the hand". I wouldn’t be so sure, one business jet was delivered to a Chinese with a custom serial number ending in three 8s. There’s a reaso...Jump to post
Why have engine on the wings aircraft designs (eg, 757) taken over vs engine on the rear portion of the fuselage (eg, 727)? Lots of reasons: wing-mounted engines reduce wing bending moment, allowing a lighter structure. The new high bypass engines are heavier than the old low bypass turbofans and m...Jump to post
As an engineer told, me after showing some data I took to be proprietary, “engineering is a vagabond existence, we all have thumbdrives”. Now, he added, that it’s more for knowledge base, as outright copying would quickly be caught and prosecuted.
Always cared my passport and meds ON MY PERSON. Never been thru an evacuation, but anything I need, I need it nearby and not subject to some careless idiot grabbing the wrong bag from the overhead. Yes, this happened to a F/A of mine and never got it back, despite oodles of identification. I can onl...Jump to post
If you’re in DSM, why not just go home?
Good question, several modes change without specific “authorization”, THR to SPD in many evolutions. ALT CAP to ALT, for another.Jump to post
Hardly a big safety concern. I’ve tried them in trainers, not impressed, but it might be a generational thing. Cockpit ones require a firm push, so operate a bit differently than an iPad.
The only other geared fan engine, the TFE 731, was for unrelated issues also a hand grenade in its early years. Advancing technology always has hidden torments.
You may recall a TWA 7O7 that landerd after a mid air as I recall an Eastern Constellation, and of course the was the Pan Am 707 out of SFO that lost a significant portion of the outer wing after an engine failure Not just heard of it, witnessed it on the ground as the Connie broke cloud about a mi...Jump to post
”Bob Myers, flight deck chief engineer, says—for this particular design—they were faced with a choice. “If we did a wake-up or some sort of mode transition of the autothrottle and hold mode for a low-speed condition, we would have had a mode transition without the pilots authorizing that change.”&q...Jump to post
727s were tail heavy for power backs. Once tried it with a maintenance 727 and lifted the nose wheel. You could do it if you were very careful. But with no passengers especially up front it was kind of touch and go. You only used the number one and three power plants. :old: Done all the time at EAL...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Anyone here know why A319LR were given options to fit up to six ACT, but ACJ319neo are only given options up to five ACT?