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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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 ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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).


Yes curtail dinner arrangements because of lunch, C19 doesn’t spread before 6pm.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 404
Views: 59997

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

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...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 404
Views: 59997

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

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 ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 404
Views: 59997

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

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...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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 ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

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 passed

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by zeke
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

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....

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

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.


The OP was specially asking about EU ops, the FAA model of involving dispatches is not appropriate.

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

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 ...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

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...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62138

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

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...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

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...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

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 ...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

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...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

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...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

https://youtu.be/aVvHYTtHDrc

Would what you do?


I don’t think it would interest an A&P, just too much work.

Logbooks are missing.
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boacvc10 wrote:
Attention aviation mechs ... what would you do? If you got an offer for a free twin engine aircraft that was abandoned?

https://youtu.be/aVvHYTtHDrc

Would what you do?


I don’t think it would interest an A&P, just too much work.

Logbooks are missing.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/wrong1.html
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kalvado wrote:

If you have to explain lift, you must start with Bernoulli.


Really ?, better tell NASA https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/wrong1.html

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by zeke
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

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...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

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...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Anybody who thinks there are no pressure differentials on boat rudders needs to go sail a Laser dinghy. Get on a broad reach in 20 knots of breeze, let the boat heel over 30 degrees, and then pull the tiller to try and maintain course. Spoiler alert: you'll hear a "khkhkh" sound as the up...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29869

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Really ? According to Dr David Hui Shu-cheong (apparently a "leading government pandemic advisor"): "Hui urged residents to get tested if they had been to any of the 60 places known to have been visited by the aircrew, and said people should avoid gathering in groups to celebrate New...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

I didn't say that the vapour pressure changes. I said the the static pressure drops below the vapour pressure, and that causes cavitation. It is not an isothermal process, hence the reason advanced weapons systems use active temperature control to reduce noise and vibration. Some weapons systems ca...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

It is primarily a function of the static pressure of the fluid dropping below the vapour pressure of the fluid. If and where that happens, you can (or will) have cavitation. And why does the static pressure drop in certain areas? Because the dynamic pressure (i.e. the local velocity) rises, while t...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

By 'phase change' do you mean liquid turning to gas? My understanding of cavitation is that it's when the pressure over a boat/ship's propeller surface drops to the point where gas forms (it effectively 'boils'). Prop blades nearer the surface are more prone to cavitation due to the lower pressure ...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

kalvado wrote:
Would you assume 40 knots tailwind for takeoff? I doubt that could be the case.


I would expect the density altitude to be above airport elevation.

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by zeke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Wait....are you saying that marine propellers, rudders, etc., do not induce a pressure differential? Then how do you explain cavitation? Cavitation is caused by a phase change, the rate of phase change depends upon local flow conditions (pressure, velocities, turbulence) as well as fluid properties...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

kalvado wrote:
But they accelerated past tire speed limit, and likely past any possible Vr for any weight


Indicated speed is not what you see on FR24 data

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by zeke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

If they set up for a lighter aircraft, my uneducated guess would be they would get early callouts and have to be on alert, possibly estimating Vr on the fly. However, they were almost driving through the houses at the end of the roll with pretty high speed. It could happen if they were programmed m...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 62138

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Is the UK 5G Implementation any different to what Verizon, for example, plans in the US? Why don't we have the same issues in the UK also? I think the UK stop their mid frequency 5G allocation at 3.8GHz, with aircraft radar altimeters operating in the 4.2–4.4 GHz range. US frequency allocation if d...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Is it possible that, besides human factors, some obscure automation factor prevented them from rotating? It could be possible the takeoff speeds were wrong , eg setup for a lighter aircraft and as a result didn’t have the automated V speeds callouts for the correct runway/weight/altitude/temperature

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by zeke
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63460

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Reminds me a little bid on this incident back in 2009: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Flight_407 Reminds me of an even earlier incident https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/147120 Go work there and then we talk again. :lol: Been there, done that, etc. I've worked and lived extensively in th...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209874

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So in other words…QR filed in the High Court in London No, practice direction 60:states “ 3.1 TCC claims must be issued in the High Court or in a County Court hearing centre specified in this practice direction” https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part60/pd_part60 This mea...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209874

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

It’s not inaccurate to say that it was filed in the High Court of London. The Technology and Construction Court is part of the High Court which encompasses three divisions with various sub divisions (https://www.judiciary.uk/highcourt/). You have to file in the division applicable to your case. The...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209874

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Some if not most media sources shortened this to just saying the High Court in London. The correct name of the forum this was being heard has been discussed over the previous 3 pages of this thread. The name of the forum was clearly included in the title of the QR press release on the matter which ...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209874

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

I hadn't thought about this aspect till you asked. All the reports I've read say that QR has filed a claim against Airbus in the High Court in London. I would think that if they were using arbitration, different terminology would be used, but I'm not a legal expert. QR have not “filed a claim again...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Can you say that movement causes lift? I am not comfortable with that word, it is more of two results of the same interaction for me. You put an aircraft in a hanger to weigh it as if you to weigh it outdoors, the movement of air over the aircraft will generate lift. If you have a boat moored at th...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Pressure differential explanation is perfectly correct. After all, pressure is the force of air interacting with the surface, and there has to be such force in order for the wing to generate lift. Now higher pressure air under the wing is trying to escape down, and air above the wing moves down as ...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47651

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

kalvado wrote:
Uhm... Not really. Local newspaper reports "‘Striking’ increase in child hospitalizations as COVID surges"
And Xmas travel season likely involves more kids than average business-heavy Monday


That would be unvaccinated children ? Children 5 and above can be vaccinated.

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by zeke
Sat Dec 25, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47651

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

Yes, of course they can be positive and be asymptomatic but they can easily infect many others, so being themselves being asymptomatic is of absolutely no relevance, nor is them being either healthy or fully vaccinated. Yet you are saying that they are justified in going to work??? Data I have seen...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47651

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

IOW, it was too late to change and the full impact of the Omicron variant was yet to be realized. I think it is not reasonable to use the data from a country with low vaccination rate like South Africa to try and project what impact it will have on a highly vaccinated community like NA. I think the...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2577

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

First, lift is caused by the differential pressure above and below the wing, the faster flow is on the upper surface, not the lower. Second static ports are placed in aerodynamically calm areas on the skin-there’s no lift, typically very flat surfaces. Whilst this is one of the popular reasons at f...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3093

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

I imagine any pilot could answer this. At the bottom of the initial descent portion of a flight and when the wings are still clean and the power is at flight idle, how do you slow the aircraft down? Does an aircraft slow when it is leveled off? Raise the nose? I think someone told me that dumping t...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209874

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

If Qatar says a QR plane is not airworthy QR can’t fly it no matter what airspace it is in. It doesn’t matter if it is exclusively flying GRU-EZE and never touching Qatar airspace. Well they can, and have. Think about how the aircraft got from the paint shop in Ireland to TLS. The document is calle...

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