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by zeke
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Most of us don't think of a one line statement of "approval" in a quarterly financial statement as an "announcement", I think it is safe to say. If Airbus really want to "announce" something they have a full "newsroom" page dedicated to the task You are wrong...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25504

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

If I understand correctly, that is a circle approach. So from PR708 you over fly the airport, go up the valley, make a 180 degree turn, and come back and land opposite direction of the approach onto RY15. No that is a RNAV(RNP) approach, no circling is allowed at the airport. Same approach flown wi...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

In this post I am discussing a A350F that is between the length of the -900 and -1000. I think they would have to Aim for potential 778F capacity as a minimum. An 777F in the belly takes 32 LD3's(18 Front 14 AFT). An 778 is 6M longer which should allow 8 more LD3's - call it 22 front and 18 rear for...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25504

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

It would help to know which airport it was and what the weather conditions were at the time. It is Indonesia after all and it was a cargo flight thankfully. I almost got the sense and impression the pilots were going through the motions as if were not something they hadn't done before at that parti...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust limits for derated jet engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Thrust limits for derated jet engine?

So my question is this. If a, say, 50,000 pound thrust engine is derated to say, 45,000 pounds of thrust for takeoff, can a pilot get the full 50,000 pounds of thrust in a pinch or is it mechanically impossible? Or if mechanically possible, is it inadvisable or dangerous? Those older engines had me...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... sults.html dated 29-jul-2021
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First result from a search board approval a350 freighter site:www.airbus.com

“Board of Directors approval for A350 freighter derivative”

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... sults.html dated 29-jul-2021

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by zeke
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Please show me a chart where circling is prohibited to 02, 20, or 29. Off of the inbound course, one could circle on the north side to either 11 or 29 or circle on the west side of 02/20 to land on 02. All of those patterns avoid circling south of 11/29 AND east of 02/20. It’s AND not OR. There’s a...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Has anyone speculated on possible cargo volume ? I was thinking if they used the -900 forward section and -1000 rear section (symmetrical with 6 pallets in each hold) , the on the main deck 29 96x125x118 pallets Forward Hold 6PAP/PMC or 18LD3(102m^3) Rear Hold 6 PAP/PMC or 18LD3(102m^3) Main deck 29...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

seahawk wrote:
The P2F is not a mistake. By 2026 the first 900s will reach the end of the lease deals.


Can you think of another aircraft type that had a P2F conversion started just because aircraft came off lease ?

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by zeke
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

That's kind of confusing. I just provided direct quotes on the last page and repeated them below where Faury said the board actually gave approval in 2019, so if it was impactful to the stock price it should have been annonced then, no? He didn't say what you are suggesting, the A350 freighter was ...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Take a look at KEGE and KASE, for two 121-served airports where likely flown descent gradients exceed 400’/nm. That is the reason why they are circling, they exceed the maximum descent angle for straight in. Fully configured 400'/nm is very possible, it is not something you can afford to be behind ...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10435

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

Thought this would be an appropriate time to offer this up as a topic to discuss. If I were a betting man, Congressional hearings are going to be held after this week's meltdowns. We can all agree that America's airlines have never suffered through a more disruptive last couple of days. And not jus...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

So where exactly has Airbus stated that they have launched it? Airbus don't say that, the announcement was made as part of the delivery of results to shareholders. As such a decision is price sensitive for the stock, what shareholders and the greater market want to know is if the project has been a...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

There’s no way the FAA or PANS-OPS could produce a circling approach that includes a constant descent path to the threshold—too many variables. True, RNP AR could be the fix, but the FAA has made it near impossible for non-airline operators to get approval. It is an ICAO and FAA requirement to be a...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance
Replies: 13
Views: 3973

Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

"We are making arrangements to get customers to their destinations on a different aircraft” I'm surprised that the arrangements to get the customers from Rochester to Buffalo required another aircraft, when they could be put on a bus or taxes for the 60 miles road trip and get them to BUF in l...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

There’s not relationship between the CDA and the circling MDA as it’s not a straight in approach. That approach is designed as a CDFA. When change 21 came in there was a lot of discussion on what to do once in the circling area. The consensus at that stage and I’m pretty sure is was in the FAA lett...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35620

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

ElroyJetson wrote:
As I recall the A359 was MTOW at 275t on the JNB-ATL flight so why would the 280 Variant matter?


The 280 t version means its a newer aircraft which has numerous aero changes which results in improved performance.

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The freighter will surely not get different engines than the pax version, because then it does no longer fit easily into the existing production set-up and certification would become expensive. I would see something like what was done on the 744, the RB211-524 had an upgrade to include the hot sect...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

How is the MDA outside the circling area? That’s not even a TERPS requirement Exactly my point, flying a CDA as it is designed, you reach the CMDA outside the circling area. And the circling area is greater than the visibility requirements. And the VDA from the CMDA would be greater than 3.77 degre...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I guess with its panel composite design it is easy to integrate a large freight door without compromising performance, minimizing any potential risk. That is my understanding, the side panels change to remove passenger doors and windows for a freighter configuration. If it launches and does find tr...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance
Replies: 13
Views: 3973

Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

From the New York Post. Apparently happened yesterday afternoon.. On an EWR to BUF run. The paper is calling it a fuel leak and and emergency landing. The article includes some photos and a video seeming to show atomized fuel trailing behind on landing. https://nypost.com/2021/08/02/fuel-leak-force...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Like I said, the previous TERPS criteria before 2012 used a radius of 1.7 nm from the end of the runway for a Category C aircraft. Under the new guidelines, that radius increased to 2.7nm. In the case of TRK's RNAV 20, which has an MDA of 7700ft for CAT C aircraft on the circling approach, that rad...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer E-jet questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Embraer E-jet questions.

The first is during climb and sometimes decent from around the mid teens (13,000 to round FL250 or so) there is a loud low frequency buzz that emanates from the 1R door. It stops usually around leveling off at the higher Flight levels (300 range) but picks up again during decent. It doesn't happen ...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8i Cargo Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Re: Boeing 747-8i Cargo Conversion

This is the second thread on the same topic, from memory the other thread indicated it was stored in Switzerland. This airframe in my view is next to useless. Aircraft should not be stored in humid environments. Photos now appear to have been photoshopped to remove livery. I remember the background ...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 29418

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

Does anyone have insight into how these aircraft will be financed. As far as I know the sale of Condor to LOT fell through. As posted above, 9 are to be leased; the remaining 7 are purchased from Airbus. Further, an investment fund just purchased a majority interest in the airline. https://www.reut...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 29418

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

Does anyone have insight into how these aircraft will be financed. As far as I know the sale of Condor to LOT fell through.

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by zeke
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

All the big fleets of A300/B767/B747/MD-11/20-year old P2F will time out/cycle out in a future Be over 600 freighter aircraft in that category Pretty much every new generation of engines weighs more. The Trent XWB-97 is 1200 kg lighter than the GE90-110/115 and 2000 kg lighter than a GE9X. Refer to...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The maximum taxi weight which is indeed stated as 794klb, which, as also shown right next to that number is the 360t (360,152kg) figure. Not sure where you dragged 394t from. Fred The don’t know the difference between a ton and tonne, 794 klb = 397 ton = 360 tonnes 1 ton = 2000 lb. 1 tonne = 2204 lb

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by zeke
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

I turned to locate the jet and then heard the sound change from a normal jet sound to a high pitched "squeal", a sound that is normal in movies when the decent become extreme. I would describe that as the doppler effect, you were essentially stationary, as the aircraft turned towards you ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

morrisond wrote:
Me too - could a 360t 778 Get to 105T+? To me that is the real danger for the 350F and why it needs to grow MTOW and possibly thrust.


Maximum payload is a function of MZFW, if anything increasing MTOW generally reduces payload.

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Respectfully, throwing new engines on the A320 with a worldwide base of customers (to stave off/pre-empt the Boeing NSA), is a bit different than a carbon A350F with basically no cargo customers, and no engines in use for cargo from RR, nor any CFRP-framed cargo models of any kind in service. How m...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

While I can appreciate your analysis of the speeds and trying to justify them, given the overall risk associated with this approach, how would you characterize an average descent rate of 3,500 FPM for about a full minute leading to the final 5 minutes of this flight? That's not just aggressive, tha...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

How high can they take an A350-1000 based A350-950F structure without re-engine? Flysmart (Airbus performance software) says around 350 tonnes is the maximum performance on a standard day at sea level with the -1000, that is not the structural limit. Production freighters normally have lower cycles...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

It’s clearly a commercial launch, not an industrial one. They won’t actually build any frames/get to real testing beyond a team of engineers working out specs/system changes unless/until someone orders 50+ of the type. I don't agree, I think they have already done their trade studies and know what ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Yes - they would be crazy not to do an A350F - however I continue to believe if they do they might as well make it the most Capable one out there and make it more capable than any possible 777X variant and to replace 747F down the road. Take it to 340T and strap GE9X on it. Make an 350-950/1000F an...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I don't really get all this skepticism about the use of "launch" Its in the same category as we saw further up in the thread where it was claimed that it would require 50 orders from a single airline. When any airline does order it, the same people never have the fortitude admit they were...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Less a question density altitude than angle of bank and g loading, both unknown until the FDR is read. Elsewhere the presumed PF was known as an experienced aerobatic pilot for what that’s worth. Density altitude is a factor, turns are a function of TAS and angle of bank. For a given IAS at higher ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighters

I believe that you are perhaps blaming the wrong party for long international package delivery delays, and I'm not sure who you think is going to get packages through Customs faster. According to the tracking information, 61 minutes from “international shipment release - import” to “in transit”, no...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Aaron747 wrote:
At KTRK, terrain starts less than 1 NM from the field in three quadrants, with several peaks to the west, south, and east in under 2.5 NM.


Circling is prohibited south of 29, and east of 2.

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

B767F has a wingspan of 156' Try again, this time with winglets. The 767 argument has no traction with me as they are very new, they are not up for replacement. Bringing them up as an A350 competitor is just a red herring. The talk about ramp space issues at the sorts is not hyperbole, it is very m...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Had a look at the numbers, ADS-B transmits GS position, GPS ground speed, and pressure altitude. Looking at the numbers (converting for ISA deviation and QNH), it appears be be very warm day, ISA+30, it looks like they crossed the FAF at 9500 indicated at an IAS of around 190 kts. The approach s 3....

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2Q Results
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: IAG 2Q Results

majano wrote:
And finally (and with some humour) who would have imagined IB outperforming BA?


Anyone who has had a Spanish and British girlfriend :)

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The A350F will be long haul, high density freighter, competing in the 77F and 747F market. Over the past couple of decades cargo density has been reducing more from higher density, think perishables like food, more towards e-commerce. A lot of e-commerce shipments are over packed, with high volume ...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27610

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

These are the numbers as listed on flightaware for the last 5 minutes of flight - a nearly 4 thousand FPM decent only 5 minutes from landing? Keep following the numbers.... Don't know about this particular model, but the CRJ200 had a flaps 8 speed of 230 KIAS. It is apparent where the rate of desce...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

But major cargo hubs like MEM and SDF do. I don't know enough about SDF to comment on that, the majority of stands at MEM do not have direct terminal access, and I would think wherever the A300/MD11/777 park now would be able to accommodate an A330/A350. Again I think this is a red herring, they we...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Stands, then? The comment has certainly been made that the A330's wingspan is too great, so it must have to fit some defined area! No general cargo stands are geared around 747s, A330s easily fit. Where ramp space is raised is the major hubs for Fedex and UPS. Personally I think its a red herring a...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 11040

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

I'm very glad that this event turned out fine in the end. But it is interesting how a quickly a single situation (alarms, a rare go-around) can confuse/startle one person. And how this lead to two pilots being confused / uncoordinated in the cockpit, and then how computers and and two confused pilo...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Its hard to imagine that no consideration was given to the possibility of a factory freighter when they were developing the A350. I wonder how much work there really is to do? I imagine the likely location of the cargo door and floor requirements are already largely known. Does the A350 have the sa...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

DartHerald wrote:
Much has been made on here of the 763F being popular because its wingspan fits smaller gates


Normal general cargo ramps don’t have gates.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1420
Views: 232092

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Boeing has had permission for many years from the Board to develop a 777X-F. Not sure if you have been on a.net recently, Boeing have had a few slight issues with things like delivering a tanker, delivering a 737, delivering a 787, delivering a 777, and cancellations of 777-8 orders. Add COVID to t...

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