But those things already well thought out, and it all turns out to overwhelmingly favour EVs. Still not convinced, just did a plan on with a standard 2022 Tesla Model Y from JFK to LAX, it would take around 52 hrs, bit over 7 hours of that is spend at one of the 24 charging stations. ABRP Plan http...Jump to post
According to their July figures, Airbus still have a QR order for 38 -1000s on their books. Maybe the big cancellation was in the first days of August. Or maybe it never happened ... Not sure which site you looked at, I didn’t see anything on the Airbus site for the July 22 figures which indicates ...Jump to post
If the aircraft aren't owned by QR, but QR are paying leasing fees on them, then the argument that QR are trying to cut capacity because they've over ordered (which they're not, as they've returned grounded aircraft to operation and leased other aircraft in) or trying extort money from Airbus as so...Jump to post
Well, if you believe the Qatari version of the story the QCAA will gradually remove the remainder of the A350's from service and ground them for safety reasons. Then the aircraft likely will rot away in the desert unless some miracle happens. The miracle likely being Airbus to buy all these planes ...Jump to post
It takes 1.3kWh of electricity just to refine a litre of petrol, btw. This isn’t actually true, refineries generally use oil based products like waste fuel gas in an on site combined heat and power (cogeneration) facility, refineries are often nett electricity exporters. What people are doing are l...Jump to post
I agree this is a simplistisch view without takıng infrastructuren into consideration. But this will be the view that the public and policy makers will; EV's don't producer gassen, planes do... EVs do generate pollution, it is just the pollution is distant from the vehicle. A teslta with a 100 kWh ...Jump to post
However, it's not actually impossible that the two sides have reached some kind of agreement to terminate the rest of the undelivered order (as it's in both sides interests to do so) while agreeing that the dispute over the delivered aircraft is best settled in the pending court case. There has alw...Jump to post
Yes, but is vastly less efficient then a EV. So, in 10 years time planes will be one of the biggest pollutants. Probably still after cruise ships, but efficiency compared to cars will be a losing battle… I simply don’t agree with those comments, when looking at the the true costs of running cars an...Jump to post
Right, but my main point was that the A330NEO wouldn't be a completely new type in the sense that current A330 pilots would be able to fly both versions as far as I know, whereas the 787 would be a completely new type altogether. Whether the airlines actually choose to purchase the A330NEO, on the ...Jump to post
mig17 wrote:It is not explicitly said the A330ceo replacement "is restricted to" 78X and A330neo
I can be a bit more precise regarding "the most economical plane, which is undoubtably the 78X" - 78X has lower unit cost (per seat, per m^2, etc) - 78X has higher revenue potential -- both passenger and cargo due it's extra space - 78X and A339 operating costs are nearly similiar. Does i...Jump to post
How can the 78X be "too big" if there is room for a startup to suceed and sopihen traffic? If the startup is entering the market because there is excess demand, then the best thing China Airlines can do is get the most economical plane, which is undoubtably the 78X. Trying to compete with...Jump to post
What are the regulations in Canada? Seperate type ratings https://tc.canada.ca/en/corporate-services/acts-regulations/list-regulations/canadian-aviation-regulations-sor-96-433/standards/standard-421-flight-crew-permits-licences-ratings/standard-421-appendix-aircraft-type-designator-tables-includes-...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:No one is talking about the A350.
They are never going to be payload weight limited regionally, again another useless metric for people who don’t understand the role the A330 has in their fleet.Jump to post
At about 5500nm, the 78X carries ~1-2T more payload than a 251T A339, based on the competing payload-range charts on respective ACAPS. Winds are a different story, but the 78X cruises faster as well. At shorter ranges (<4000nm) the 78X carries ~12T more payload. Personally I think this is hogwash, ...Jump to post
Please note that YVR/SEA-TPE block time in winter is 12:30-13:00 and in this season especially departing from North America, the A339Neo would not be able to operate this sector with a full payload. In summer season the block time is 45 minutes shorter. All this talk of long sectors is nonsense. Th...Jump to post
There have been other customers complaining about the 'peeling paint' issue. Messages show Finnair (FIA1S.HE), which operates in the colder north, raised paint concerns as early as 2016, and reported in October 2019 that damage had spread below to the anti-lightning mesh. Cathay Pacific (0293.HK), ...Jump to post
I'm assuming there is a regulation about pilots/passengers wearing a parachute when dropping skydivers, not just because of open doors but also because the aircraft can become unairworthy due to a collision with a skydiver, chute, etc. Not that I am aware of, and the aircraft in question was design...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:He unbuckled, opened the door and leaned out.
Surely there had to be a safer way.
Also fewer injuries when loaded by containers. Could you provide a reference. I think it would be interesting to see the stats re: injuries sustained bulk load vs. container load. Thanks. e38 Container loading does not require anyone to be bent over inside a hold lifting bags. https://www.researchg...Jump to post
This looks like a evolution of the system they have on the C295.Jump to post
The B-2 bomber has only 308kn of combined thrust. So the B-21 has 83% of the thrust of the B-2. Taking into account single engine out performance it should be around 70-75% of the weight of the B-2 bomber. The B-2 bomber has a 170t MTOW and carries 75t of fuel and 18t of bombs. So 93t of fuel/paylo...Jump to post
I think I know the answer to this, and it has to do with cost, complexity and weight. However, a contrarotating propeller setup on a single-engine GA aircraft would it much easier to fly. Anyone who's driven dual-prop and single prop boats knows what I'm talking about. As a bonus, it would save CFI...Jump to post
I’d like to add that most airlines rewrite the FCOM to tailor it to their operations. The excerpts from the company A320 AOM on the NTSB docket for this investigation look pretty vanilla Airbus, a few words different like minimum crew changed from the standard “two pilots” to “one captain one first...Jump to post
Acey wrote:The big difference I see in bulk vs cans is in manpower. At YYC, 3-4 guys can do the front and back of a can-loaded 321 in about the same time as 6-7 guys on a 737.
Side stick aside, when you’re PM, the PF now has to push through your feet to straighten the thing out in a crosswind landing, or worse an engine failure. Were we to fly together there would be a discussion about this after the flight. If need be, a split and call to Pro Standards to follow, check ...Jump to post
That seems like an incredibly stupid procedure. The PM is no less likely to be incapacitated than the PF and now you’ve got one extra set of feet resting lightly on critical flight controls at a low altitude which doubles the chances of some incapacitating event accidentally putting an incorrect in...Jump to post
You normally have both pilots having their hands and feet on the controls during a critical phase of flight? Only asking because out of all the videos I have seen, I have never seen this happen before in commercial aviation. The first link that popped up when I searched “A320 takeoff video” was thi...Jump to post
FO wouldn't normally have his feet on the pedals if the CAPT is flying.
The Mentour Pilot page wrote up an article about this incident. Apparently the captain felt some resistance from the rudder pedals when the takeoff roll began. https://mentourpilot.com/american-airlines-a321-wingtip-hits-runway-sign/ The rudders are like power steering in a car, there is no resista...Jump to post
Fair statement, but just remember that EVERY 737 is still produced in the Northwest. Final assembly yes, produced no. Parts/assemblies are made worldwide and shipped to the Northwest. Boeing stopped being a NW company years ago, they have literally moved so much of the production and management out...Jump to post
Flflyer83 wrote:DaCubbyBearBar wrote:Their fleet says ALL BOEING on it… LITERALLY. It has for many, many years. So, I don’t get it.
They have Airbus A320 family aircraft from VX. They are getting rid of the airbus. That help?
Could be like that A380 11 abreast seat plan they presented where the seats were “18” wide” but of course the window seats for example had basically no leg room because of the curvature of the fuselage wall. Have you ever seen how little curvature the a350 has at seat height, compared to other roun...Jump to post
Just want to point out the obvious, Air Caraibes' Airbus A350-1000 already has 10 ab. (3-4-3)Jump to post
Nobody: . . . . . . . Airbus: Let's test technology that may save fuel in the future. But let's test it on an airplane with 4 engines and a huge double deck empty cabin just sitting in the oncoming wind, so that we can burn about 100,000 kilo's of jet fuel to see if we can save fuel in the future ;...Jump to post
ABpositive wrote:Why is the test engine positioned on the inside and not in the further out position where it would have easier access?
Biggest RAT I have ever seenJump to post
As far as I've been told, you'd have to find a truck to get the fuel off the plane, and then it could only be put on another plane of that airline. You couldn't take the fuel off the plane and put it back in whatever fuel storage it came from as far as I've been told. It is correct that it cannot b...Jump to post
I don't remember the co. making a special designation about it. A hard landing you go around. Pitch +7deg max pwr and hold it. This came about after Narita. I think the proper call out was go around and not rejected landing. I thought Boeing revised their procedures after the EK accident in DXB. I ...Jump to post
CosmicCruiser wrote:That's standard procedure nowadays to Go Around after a hard landing and not try to salvage the landing. Prudent decision.
Hello all Greetings from a very warm UK! I am booked to travel on this flight, operated by a A340-300 this November. I was surprised to find out the flight time is scheduled (according to the booking) 15 hours and 15 minutes. This is significantly more than the A350 operated by CX on the same day. ...Jump to post
Curious to plumb the knowledge of those who know - how does air temperature /pressure affect take off distances? What prompts me to ask the question is the record high temperatures affecting Europe. Here in England temperatures over 40C (104F) have been seen for the first time today. I am sure ther...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:Did they finally announce an engine for the big one?