1. FlytoEGCC, as I recall the crossfeed was opened and never closed which caused the complete fuel exhaustion. The broken fuel line was caused by a pump (either fuel or hydraulic, can't recall) being taken form a Tristar engine and put on the 330 engine for which it was not designed. Chaffing did ca...Jump to post
"There is no doubt that with gps and autonav that a plane could fly to a destination and land without pilot input." Who's going to load the FMC for the approach in use? Who's going to put the flaps out? Who's going to put the gear down? Who's going to land when the ILS is out and visual approaches a...Jump to post
I would suggest that during take-off is not the best time to try and solve an engine problem. If an engine parameter is exceeded reject the take-off.
However, in cruise reducing power on an engine that is experienceing problems would be perfectly acceptable.
Has Boeing ever put into print the reasoning for coloring these panels a different shade of grey? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/049871/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/049871/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IM...Jump to post
Trim is not so much of an issue on heavy jets as the autopilot does almost all of the flying and thus trimming. However, the acceptable trim limits (within the green band) are rather large so if it felt good while hand flying I went with it and never noticed an appreciable difference from one airpla...Jump to post
Jetpilot, the 330 has a trimmable stabilizer via the trim wheels on the console. There are no electric trim switches on the side stick.
FDXmech, if the hydraulic leak detetion failed on the 'bus and all of the fluid was lost would the THS be u/s? (Or do I want to know?!)
Perhaps it is only a passing of the term Manual Reversion. On the A330 Mechanical Back Up is used to "control the aircraft during a temporary complete loss of electrical power". Pitch is controlled mechanically through the trimmable horizontal stabilizer and lateral control is through the rudder ped...Jump to post
For an A330-200 departing 06R Tornto Pearson at 230.0 tonnes the speeds are 145/151/157.
For the same A330-200 departing 23 Tornto Pearson at 230.0 tonnes the speeds are 154/155/160.
Same flap settings, same weight, same limit codes on charts, different runway length.
JETPILOT says..."In other words, an airplane taking off at a weight of XXX,XXX pounds using flaps 15, for example, will always rotate at XXX KIAS regardless of runway length."
So all we need to go flying is a weight and flap setting? Why do we have performance charts at all?
JETPILOT says..."You show me a performance chart for any V speeed where you need to plug in a runway legnth.... thats what RA is for." I don't know what you are flying but the company that has compiled your RAM charts has already considered runway length (and many other things) so you do not have to...Jump to post
A few errors through the thread. 1. No CVR or FDR wit the RAT providing electrics. 2. Slats work with Land Recovery button pushed. Flaps do not. Land Recovery button was apparently not pushed. 3. The RAT provides partial power to some systems but certainly not all cockpit systems. Captain's side onl...Jump to post
OMEGA was decomissioned a few years ago. (As far as I know)MLS once held great promise but has since fallen by the wayside. IRS (or ADIRS in the Airbus world) On the 330 with three ADIRS and solely navigating with the ADIRS the Estimated Position Error is +8nm/h for the first 21 minutes and +2nm/h a...Jump to post
As we all know the Airbus has protections built in. Here are the numbers for the 330. Normal roll is up to 33 degrees with a hard limit of 67 degrees. After that the airplane starts rolling wings level. Pitch is 30 degrees nose up (25 at low speed) and 15 degrees nose down. Violate these limits and ...Jump to post
The airplane cabin is broken down into sections (ie. A,B,C) and the passengers are seated accordingly to keep the weight and balance ok. Standard passenger weights are used depending on summer or winter. So it would look something like 32M and 29F in A, 75M and 62F in B, etc. Bags and freight are we...Jump to post