How do you make that estimate? If we talk about passengers and not payload, we could compare this non-stop flight to putting 238 pax in an XLR that would fly 3x 8 hours to get to LHR. Considering an average fuel burn of 3t/hour, it would take 72t of fuel to the XLR to accomplish that journey. I don...Jump to post
I wonder why Alaska hasn’t argued that this is a moot issue, since the FAs are now all union represented. Or is this more about damages pre-merger? I don't think this is a moot issue, if you look at the rail industry which is also regulated under the Federal Railway Labor Act like aircraft crew, th...Jump to post
Not in the airline I operated. All the airframes of each same type were equally ETOPS/EDTO ‘rated’. Since we operated A340-300, A340-600, A330-200, A330-300 and A350-900 as a multi-fleet (pilots flew all types), we would just check the Computerised Flight Plan had the correct ETOPS (actually EDTO) ...Jump to post
However even with 0.2% missed connections one out of 3 narrowbody flights would get one. So check-in data is unusable for exact weight on that many flights... One passenger would be around 100 kg, which would be in tolerance band for most airlines. And its on the plus side, i.e. we are actually 100...Jump to post
I had made a long post yesterday on how this worked, it seems to have been removed. Pitch control on the A350 comprises of 3 different systems, the THS, the left elevator, and the right elevator. Each element is controlled by a different set of quad redundant computers (combinations of different PRI...Jump to post
It is revenue management in a way, it is also a way to maximize payload. Where I work several hours before the flight leaves the airline has an estimated zero fuel weight (ZFW), that is a mix of number of expected passengers and estimated baggage weights, catering for them, as well as cargo. This we...Jump to post
It is with sadness I have learn that James was critically injured in a 3 vehicle crash on a major Sydney highway at about 8.50am last Saturday not far from his home. James did not survive the injuries sustained in the accident. James was a young a.net member, a photography contributor to this site (...Jump to post
Okay, but that's not even the point. Regardless of how they ended up in that predicament, the point is, if they can't staff the current flight schedules now, how would they do it under the new regulations if put in place. Cancel more flights? It's not like they can snap their fingers and suddenly h...Jump to post
Probably not too much. It should be possible to use tickets sold for draft calculation, and that is all what checkin data would be good for. Now-shows are relatively small %% of sold tickets. Standby/non-revs, misconnects, connecting bags misdirected and/or left behind would be a greater fraction o...Jump to post
Which means that airlines have a shortage of pilots. It may be a shortage of their own making but it's a shortage none the less. I still disagree, a shortage to me means they tried to recruit these pilots 12-18 months ago and were unable to fill vacancies. In reality these airlines made business de...Jump to post
I think some of the 330s have tech crew rest behind the flight deck before the forward galley. Just no cabin crew rest. Not sure if these are used to LAX, where as 788 doesn’t even have tech crew rest is that right? My understanding is they were delivered without the forward and aft crew rests in t...Jump to post
Oh. So the attempted cut of EAS by Skywest due to lack of pilots, and the cut of regional hours due to lack of pilots isn’t a lack of pilots at all. You obviously know better. This is not something that is unique to the US, IAG and EK have also indicated the same. During covid airlines did no hirin...Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:Do airlines ever put a sign in the cockpit indicating whether or not an aircraft is equipped for ETOPS?
You would be very wrong about a shortage of pilots. (At least in the US) There is no shortage, the was a halt on hiring during covid, a pilot entering a company takes time to get them online. There is a delay between hiring a pilot and getting them online. This rule will only apply to pilots employ...Jump to post
As appalled as I am, BNE-LAX (coming in under 14 hours) doesn’t require crew rest so they could continue to use the 788s there. They could presumably do the same with SYD-SCL. I’m not aware of them seeking EDTO >180 for the A330s, but that could be a hypothetical 788 route if they do end up with Qa...Jump to post
I'm guessing cost and finding available pilots. If they're already struggling now to get pilots for their flights under their current flight schedules, adding relief pilots to flights that short would make that even worse since they aren't going to magically obtain extra pilots out of thin air. The...Jump to post
SCFlyer wrote:Pretty sure the 788s were delivered new to and entered service with JQ. Likely the 788s will either be transferred to QF mainline, or sold if there is no use for them in the QF mainline fleet and/or better offers out there.
tullamarine wrote:MEL-NAN has been successfully flown by VA and FJ with 738s since about 2008, FJ have now upgraded to a MAX bur VA are still using its738s. SQ flew SIN-CNS using Silkair 738s for a number of years.
Not only SYD-LHR any 350 like SAS EWR-CPH (my current problem. In plus , has AB seats and now schd change has us in CD I dont like it. I hate to spoil a party, but this being an English language forum can you please provide us with a translation? thanks I think they are saying they were in PEY, AB ...Jump to post
It didnt bother me, I could see you had put a lot of work into it, just the way it renders the post on the forum made it difficult to read. I will have some time to read it again tomorrow, thank you for reposting.Jump to post
Exactly. Secondary question. Suppose a flight is scheduled for 3 hours 45 minutes, but an in-flight delay for some reason suddenly puts them at 4 hours 15 minutes of flight time. Would the flight attendants and the pilots still need to take a 10-minute break at that point. Or if a flight is schedul...Jump to post
Some of those routes are already possible with the 738s such as MEL-NAN or CNS-SIN. SYD-CGK already exists but I agree it could go daily if it went down from an A332 to A321XLR.. Whilst MEL-BKK and ADL-HKG are possible, it once again throws up the issue as to whether an A321, particularly if there ...Jump to post
Who's responsible for the passengers if the flight attendants all go on break. Or are they just going to suspend service for 10-30 minutes. This is an unreasonable premise. Crew already have breaks in flights. There is no requirement for all crew to have a break at the same time. They obviously wou...Jump to post
But trains can easily pull into a station for a crew change, and I assume commuter trains aren't continuously running routes that are long enough to where this could be an issue. A plane can't just pull over at the nearest cloud for crew break. What do you do for a flight going from SFO to Hawaii o...Jump to post
Unfortunate timing also played a role. 744P2F programs were hit hard by the 2008 economic downturn that lowered demand for freighters. By the time cargo recovered the 777F and 748F were in full swing. We are entering a similar economic cycle, inflation is presently very high, interest rates are inc...Jump to post
Spacepope wrote:The brilliant idea of replacing traffic transatlantic en masse with narrowbodies will help solve the belly space oversupply issue easily.
Oh California...you're such a constant source of joy & amusement. There's no way this would make it to SCOTUS...heck this wouldn't make it to the Federal appeals court. Duty regs are set by the FAA. Period. Now ground service personnel may be impacted by state laws...but if it flies, it's Fed. ...Jump to post
spottingBOG wrote:Wow. Never saw an aircraft lose a winglet mid-air before. Will be interesting to see how this goes for Embraer or whoever designed/installed them.
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NTSB preliminary report has been released https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/104938/pdf It would appear from the witness report the aircraft had commenced a climb again for a missed approach On April 13, 2022, about 0832 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 2...Jump to post
Still cannot agree with you, there was heaps of 744s available for conversions, lots of locations, did not make the program successful because there was too much belly space available on passenger aircraft.Jump to post
Not sure how long it took you to make that post, it is very difficult to read with all of the embedded pictures. Would you be able to post that again without the manufacturers logos etc ?
Bees CAN survive the Alaska winter (and I believe more and more "amateur hive" keepers are attempting to do so) given the correct care and procedures. It's by now means a sure thing, with geographic location playing a big part, but it is done and more frequently than you might surmise. Th...Jump to post
Similar happened on the 737NG, prices dropped as the market factored in the MaX, when the MAX was grounded it reversed. These 77W conversions are not instant, it will take a couple of years to build and certify them by that stage passenger traffic will have rebounded and the 77X should be entertaine...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:The insanely low prices of 77W stock is shifting the market.
But transpacific pax traffic isn't coming back anything like it was before. Before the pandemic With China and Japan still closed, that is understandable. Transpacific freight is generally one way, passenger flights can get revenue both directions. We all know that the passengers in the front of th...Jump to post
How long have QF had those slots for? Prior to the rise of the ME3 QF used to have four daily 744 into LHR, via BKK, SIN, HKG- project sunrise perfectly allows QF to tap back into that yielding traffic. They have had the slots for a long long time. Couple of years ago on one of these sunrise thread...Jump to post
With life getting back to normal in a post covid world, we will see more and more freight end up under floor on passenger aircraft.
The demand for these conversations will decrease, the silly money for air freight will end
Zeke, already explained to you the practice here in the US and the FAA stance on the matter. In the case of the US does. If you have a issue on the matter, you can always contact a POI or regional FSDO on the matter. FAA logging of flight time isn’t clear as mud, just like their stance of logging P...Jump to post
I believe there is an issUe with the older CityFlyer A332s in that they had a light weight floor which may preclude freighter conversion. These floors meant these planes were never able to have the original Skybed J class seats installed. Floor gets replaced anyway snd replaced with the cargo loadi...Jump to post
kriskim wrote:I think your mistaken, Skywest had some old A320’s prior to VA taking them over. Network got old JQ A320’s and had already been acquired by QF for quite some time.
NWK seem to be moving towards an A320 fleet with Jetstar hand-me-downs. For any remote strips that can’t support the A320 then it would probably be more efficient to sub-contract that to Alliance who will probably fly the F100 for another 10 years. Network had A320s prior to QF taking them over, so...Jump to post
RyanairGuru wrote:CASA may not permit combined 787/777 or 330/350 fleets