The HF box would usually be located on the center console. HF frequencies are used over extremely long distances which makes them good for passing position reports over the middle of an ocean. Most times you are talking to a "middle-man" who passes the info on to a radar center.Jump to post
You will need to know how much fuel a 767 burns per hour. There is more involved than just fuel/hour though. A typical flight plan might look like this fuel wise: Destination - fuel to get where you are going Enroute Reserve - usually 5% of destination fuel Alternate - fuel to get to another airport...Jump to post
A few general points about engine location from Handling the Big Jets. Advantages of underwing mount: 1. Inteferenece drag is minimized 2. Intake efficiency is rarely compromised 3. Engines provide wing bending relief reducing wing structure weight 4. Wing profile is not compromised 5. Pylons tend t...Jump to post
Here's a bit from the Boeing site. "Though it had the same physical dimensions as the original 737-200 model, the Advanced version incorporated aerodynamic improvements, automatic wheel brakes, more powerful engines, and greater fuel capacity, gross weight and range than its predecessors. These impr...Jump to post
"When Boeing heard of its’ success rate with the 737, they decided to make more and more series of just one aircraft."
You may want to reword that. Boeing didn't get out of bed one morning to be surprised that the 737 had become the world's most popular airliner.
The GPS approach is obviously much more accurate than ground based navaids. Like anything with airplanes there are a multitude of tests and checks that have to be performed prior to attempting a GPS approach. Within range (about 25 miles) the GPS starts to get more accurate and RAIM is required for ...Jump to post
"In many cases the aircraft takes off with a weight lower than the maximum permissible take off weight. When this happens, it can meet the required performance (runway, second segment, obstacle,...) with a decreased thrust that is adapted to the weight: this is called FLEXIBLE TAKEOFF and the thrust...Jump to post