That's a pretty narrow and simplistic view of dispute management, IMO. That comment reminds me of a supervisor I once had. There is a school of thought that when dealing with projects the manager overseeing it has to invoke the dispute management process in the contract every time there is a deviat...Jump to post
Actually, per the direct quote provided by the Reuters article, both AY and QR have experienced more than just "paint peel." There is damage cited to the underlying copper mesh as well. I would assume to properly repair the aircraft per Airbus maintenance guidelines more work would be req...Jump to post
The question I was helping to clarify was the state of damage of the aircraft at the various airlines, not about who is grounding their aircraft. I think being able to point to AY as another airline whose A350s have shown damaged mesh and not just paint peel helps QR's court case, so it is on topic...Jump to post
So we have six airlines (CX, EY, LH, AF, AY, QR) complaining of paint damage, with "at least" two (AY, QR) reporting damaged mesh. Not that I am aware of, many airlines have issues with paint peel, and I can dig up threads on this site from 20 years ago where people ask about paint peel. ...Jump to post
But the way I understand the regulations is that the Alternate Fuel needs to meet the legal requirements without considering contingency or any other extra fuel, no matter if it "will" be available (like ETOPS extra). Basically, everything but the Alternate Fuel and Final Reserve Fuel* ca...Jump to post
The photos don't represent the visible condition in which QR flew the aircraft. They are taken AFTER intrusive investigation of newly visible surface irregularities, following digging out material under what could be seen on the surface in order to ascertain the extent of the problem. That componen...Jump to post
Quick question. Hope someone will answer before our ever-vigilant admins delete (queue GASP!) criticism of Boeing. What kind of an engineer would design a flight director that allows setting take-off power with altitude on zero? No dings? No warnings? Seriously? Again some invisible abbreviation in...Jump to post
And QCAA has made it clear that they apparently are unsure if these aircraft meet requirements set out in the certified design in the TCDS, and has grounded the aircraft until repaired. That is exactly what I said, the aircraft are not being maintained as required under the continuing airworthiness...Jump to post
Polot wrote:Again, you have no proof that QR did not follow such advice.
It is fairly obvious from the pictures that there is no possibility of sanding the panels before painting as the copper mesh is the outer most surface when the units are pulled from the molds following autoclaving. It is also apparent that both the copper mesh and any subsequent finishing layers ar...Jump to post
You are now assuming QR ignored the degradation. The fact that they took pictures of it, and possibly sent them to Airbus, suggests they didn’t. You don’t know what actions QR took after they snapped the photo. The photos suggest that published procedures were not followed. Even if Airbus was invol...Jump to post
So if "something" ends up being "every square inch of the aircraft's surface is degraded", just get on with the sanding and patching and be prepared to repeat next inspection interval, move on, nothing to see here... You are being deliberately facetious. The amount of work done ...Jump to post
So if "something" ends up being "every square inch of the aircraft's surface is degraded", just get on with the sanding and patching and be prepared to repeat next inspection interval, move on, nothing to see here... It is normal procedure to prepare every square inch during a r...Jump to post
We have no clue of the context behind the pics, ie if some of that paint was manually scrapped off in attempts to assess level of degradation prior to the picture being taken. I’ll also for the third time in this thread point out that when these pictures were first released you said the damage didn...Jump to post
Read the quote in the Bloomberg article again, the handful is in relation to a single aircraft requiring 900+ patches when QR expect normally only a handful of patches on a single aircraft. Its not an issue of surfaces degrading, its the rate and extent of that degradation. The QR press release als...Jump to post
And if QR is following the procedure and yet QR jets are experiencing greater than expected surface degradation then Airbus might be on the hook… Again, what is “acceptable” and “normal” is very debatable. Again that is a big IF, the photos published earlier suggest QR are not doing this. In the ph...Jump to post
You are clearly not understanding that rate and degree of acceptable surface degradation is easily up to debate. Unless you can point to an Airbus document that states expected surface degradation on the A350, at different conditions and what operators must do to combat it, and that QR knew about t...Jump to post
vastly exceeding the normal handful, Qatar said. So QR know and expect the surface to degrade. I have posted this link from the UAE CAA a couple of times on this thread https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/epublication/admin/Library%20Pdf/Standalone%20GM/GM-06%20-%20GUIDANCE%20MATERIAL%20AIRCRAFT%20PAINTING%...Jump to post
Having lived in salt heavy northern US, I can assure you rust eating through a body panel within one month is not expected behavior at all. Having lived in Buffalo NY myself, I know rust can develop in a week. And it so common there the dealerships just touch it up and get in with life. People don’...Jump to post
I highlighted the key words in your statement. If deterioration is occurring faster than expected and not following expected normal wear or aging expectations than by definition it is defective. Steel rusts. If you buy a brand new car made of steel and the next month it has a huge rust hole on the ...Jump to post
If there is a known high likelihood that it will become defective it may be ruled defective from the start. All aircraft exterior surface finishes deteriorate over time, that is not a defect. It is known are wear and tear (damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or ag...Jump to post
It’s not bad translation. It’s just people misinterpreting and thinking QR means all A350s for all customers when they just mean the A350s they have on order. This is the game they are playing, QR owe damages to Airbus for aircraft they have failed to take delivery of. The courts will ask, what def...Jump to post
Qatar doubles down, now wants to stop deliveries of A350 ENTIRELY (german source https://www.aerotelegraph.com/qatar-airways-will-auslieferungen-aller-a350-richterlich-stoppen) could this be the end of Airbus? From the article “Qatar Airways is also demanding that the court prohibit Airbus from del...Jump to post
Kikko19 wrote:Dutchy wrote:That is quite a smoke-filled cabin. Good to see that everyone is safe.
According to lentoposti.fi it was steam. No danger for the passengers.
I'm don't understand why I'm not seeing the actual missed approaches included in the alternate routes if it's in the EASA regulations. Could I be missing something? Is there a reason why a SID (or direct) is used instead? I dont know the company fuel policies for the airlines involved, however this...Jump to post
The only way out I can see would be better testing that doesn't require 2-3 weeks of quarantine to diagnose if someone has covid. Saw a device at CES 22 called freedom results in results in 10 seconds CX is a company based in HK, it and its staffs must follow the rules implemented by the local gove...Jump to post
Are you sure people coming bak from mainland China do not need a test before returning to Hong Kong? My fd just come back from mainland yesterday after handling the family emergency in China. He basically did test every two days before allowed to come back to Hong Kong (for 14 days after finishing ...Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:One supposed "community spread" case? Let's go back to closing down restaurants early again! (But you still have to go onto those crowded MTR/bus on commutes).
I asked you for their ATO announcement. Since that’s what you asked me for. Not whether they exist. Airbus had formally published the new figures, the link to the Airbus document was given in the OP of the thread three years ago. Boeing did not mention any figures. We have had multiple threads on t...Jump to post
It’s an MTOW increase first of all. Not a whole new bloody plane. When did Airbus get authority to offer a 319T 350-1000? Or 316T? If you can point that out that would be great. Secondly the news was broken by two news outlets. The Air current and Leeham news. ANZ themselves said Boeing had agreed ...Jump to post
First of all. Deal only confirmed what was broken 2 years ago with the ANZ deal. So this is not “news” it’s just confirmation of what you already knew. Can you please help me understand how Boeing could have a deal with ANZ ? In the A350F thread you started you said you cannot have talks with custo...Jump to post
If he did follow the rules and not going outside for personal reasons, other customers in the shopping mall won’t got infected, which lead to further spread all over Hong Kong. A FA even go to another FA’s home for gathering during the stay home period. Because of their selfish, many facilities in ...Jump to post
Actually we were very close to reopening of border (target was late Dec). It delayed again because of the recent outbreak, which is clearly caused by CX crews not following the rules. That is false propaganda, the person you are blaming was the 14th person to be tested positive for omicron. They te...Jump to post
An editorial in how crew are bearing the brunt of restrictions, and in return are treated like lepers by the community. “ Airline crew are isolated when they are overseas in hotel rooms, often facing food delivery problems. On return to Hong Kong, they are subjected to weeks of tests and isolation f...Jump to post
They have going barking mad there, they spray the tyres, gear, fuselage for covid, the cabin, cargo holds, and will not enter until 30 min has passedJump to post
The aircraft is modified under an STC with certified cargo nets attached directly to mounting points in the cabin floor, securing the load at all times. Claiming that the load is moving around inflight and affecting CG is a nonsense. There are also strict limits on how high the load may be stacked....Jump to post
113312 wrote:Depending upon the rules of the operators certificate, this determination can be made by the Captain or jointly between the Captain and Dispatcher.
Hi! I'm interested in fuel policies used by different European airlines, and I've found answers to most of my questions online except for this: EASA regulations* state that Alternate fuel should include (among other things): "fuel for a missed approach from the applicable DA/H or MDA/H at the ...Jump to post
If so, then perhaps it is about COVID control. I just read that China has put tariffs on importing coffee, alcohol, honey, olive oil, chocolate under the guise it is covid related. That is to get around the WTO rules on unfair tariffs as they are claiming a health exemption. https://www.scmp.com/ec...Jump to post
Hong Kong airport is aiming to raise US$4B in bonds. This is seen as a test if investors believe in the airport. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/hong-kong-airport-bond-deal-raise-funds-2411951 I think it will be challenging to reach this goal unless a government linked investor steps up, l...Jump to post
1. Airbus is trying to get to single pilot operations. You think they are doing that and dumping more duties on pilots? There is no plan to reduce the number of pilots required under certification to operate an airliner. There will still be two or more onboard. The single pilot operations is more t...Jump to post
It says that C-BAND is live in 40 countries including ones that have authorized it at higher power than the FCC so therefore the FCC analysis that it is safe is valid. What is missing from that argument is no countries are referenced (or known) to have actually implemented 5G at the power levels th...Jump to post
The aircraft would need to have a ton to hours to need the spar replaced. As in 15000 hours. Very few aircraft in the 400 series fleet have that. They're about $75000 though. It was 6500 hrs for the aircraft with tip tanks https://www.aopa.org/-/media/Files/AOPA/Home/Supporting-General-Aviation/Adv...Jump to post
Who on Earth wants pilots hand flying more? No one. OEM's do not want them doing that because they long came to the conclusion that humans are unpredictable, and this unpredictability tends to show itself as poor decision making (pilot error) that leads to more accidents and incidents. Airbus to a ...Jump to post
you break government rules and put your co workers, ther families and others potentially at risk you face the circumstances. BR fired a pilot for similar and that pilot infected other crew. This is a blame game, and CX pilots are being used as punching bags. One of the stories yesterday in the medi...Jump to post
Really? I know quite a few A&P's that have taken on restoration projects. It's a hobby. Not for me, but to each his own. The 400 series had a very expensive AD that came in around the time this aircraft stopped flying, it related to the spar, replacement spars were going for around 100k. Puttin...Jump to post
boacvc10 wrote:Attention aviation mechs ... what would you do? If you got an offer for a free twin engine aircraft that was abandoned?
Would what you do?
If you have to explain lift, you must start with Bernoulli.
Are you trying to tell us we need to apply Navier-Stokes to understand the basics about static and dynamic pressure around an airfoil, a boat rudder and all that? No, sorry, Bernoulli is more than sufficient. To calculate the effects over a rudder in real applications, for sure, that is exactly how...Jump to post
since volume is not constant, your interpretation is incorrect. Natural water bodies are normally considered incompressible. Same with downdraft - looks like you're coming from some distorted interpretation of Zhukovsky-Kutta theorem, where pressures are not involved.... Not at all, any explanation...Jump to post