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by zeke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 27450

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 27450

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 27450

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: 1151

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 27450

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 10949

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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: 1398
Views: 226078

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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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

It has newer generation engines than the XWB. I don’t think this is factual, the XWB-97 had its first test flight in 2015, and went it 2017 for the GE9X ? Being so close to each other they would be classified as the same generation. The real difference between the two is when the engines have enter...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum gross weight step climb question
Replies: 20
Views: 1927

Re: Maximum gross weight step climb question

Perhaps the ISA deviation out of JNB, or perhaps the westerlies kept our OPT down, but we seldom went straight to FL330 on the JFK flights where we were often at 368t. I would have been going eastbound. The CG location also played a part, like it does for takeoff. The 77W would only get 290 and we ...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27450

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

No, I can’t but, again over at PPW, some local pilots say ATC tries to assign the RNAV 20 because the 11 approach causes delays for departures and can interfere with RNO traffic. A previous TRK arrival had to push hard for the 11 approach, taking a delay and making several requests. Not familiar, s...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

scbriml wrote:
Has there ever been a case where Airbus or Boeing had ATO from the board for a model and it didn't get built?


A380F (Both UPS and Fedex assigned customers), A350-800, original A350 (based off A330).

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27450

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. You and I know it takes two to fly these aircraft, the newspapers don't (reference made to "the pilot"). The person named as "the pilot" could have been SIC. Tragic outcome e...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

So you're totally wrong in that statement, and the value of the nose-door is highly debatable; some airlines hardly ever use that feature and others only very rarely. For really, true, outsized cargo the options shall remain limited to carriage by Antonov. The nose loading on the 747 has a limit on...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

I was thinking that as well, but even on the old aircraft with the movable restraints I struggle to think of a configuration in which you could actually lock one of these things into any main deck. What I posted was accurate, this is the old B&P brochure for the container. https://i.ibb.co/8s9L...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

tomcat wrote:
Does a weight delta on the engines automatically translates into a payload delta when the engines are installed under the wings (rather than attached to the fuselage)?


Would 5 tonnes of extra fuel in the wing or centre tanks change the amount of payload - yes.

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Welding in the main gear well ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: Welding in the main gear well ?

Dropped off a friend at the airport in TPA recently and did some sightseeing from the top floor of the parking garage before leaving It was almost dark but I could make out some equipment next to the right main landing gear of a Frontier A320, looked to me like they were changing a tyre but then I ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

So here’s my take on it. Answers up thread say it’s from a CP 747. In the rear hold/ bulk area, the floor is generally sloped up towards the tail, except for when you crawl in thru the inward opening door. That part of hold5 / the bulk is actually flat iirc. My take is that container was probably a...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

Anyone suggesting that the A350F /-1000 could also be offered with GE9X engines? There would definitely not be time or a business case to develop a new engine, and the GE9X is the one engine GE has that is powerful enough, and comparable to the XWB97 engine. I think a pair of GE9X would be around 5...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

So, on the high end we are talking about 8 tonnes difference. The OEW difference is much higher if my memory serves me correctly. That would put the 777x in an disadvantage... Dont have any source to link, hearing rumors' that the 77X may have the product differentiation in that it will be able to ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 29116

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

Mid-2024 for last one, that may be the last one off the line. :stirthepot: I expect 200 or more A330NEOs delivered after that date, this order should keep the production line open until the other side of COVID. It will also provide Condor the ability to launch flights to to markets open to vaccinat...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

It all depends on how the emissions are calculated (which I do not know) and where the threshold is. There is no getting around the fact that in terms of raw emissions the 748’s is around double that of a 787’s with similar GE engines. The standards are being calculated on a aircraft basis, not eng...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

I was under the impression aircraft not meeting the 2027 emission requirements could still be operated after 2027, the requirement was for deliveries after 2027, wasn't it?. Airports will continue to impose curfews and quotas on these aircraft which reduces their economic life, I have talked about ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

Ah. So are engines like Trent 900 and 2nd gen GE90 considered modern still or do they barely miss the mark? The 2nd gen GE90 only flew first in 2002 for example. I haven't looked at the A380 engines, they might be okay, they were meeting the LHR requirements by some margin. I didn't mention them as...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

Is there a list about which planes will not meet that requirement? In terms of widebodies, any aircraft not powered by a modern engine like the GEnx, Trent 7000, GE9X, Trent XWB. The older engines will not meet the more restrictive requirements. To this end I expect to see an Airbus to also offer t...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum gross weight step climb question
Replies: 20
Views: 1927

Re: Maximum gross weight step climb question

As an example. A A340-600 taking off at 368 000kg will have an initial optimum cruise altitude (actually Flight Level) of 28 000-30 000ft. It will climb directly to this level after take off. After 16hrs of flying it will end up at between 39 000ft and 41 000ft due to weight lost by fuel burn. Stra...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 OEW increase
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: A330 OEW increase

Pretty sure we saw reductions in OEW, as aircraft production becomes more mature they tend to get lighter.

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

777F should still be a good profit maker for Boeing then since a similarly sized plane will only come in 2025 Assuming naturally that carriers are prepared to risk buying a product that will not meet the 2027 emissions requirements, and possibly exposing them to asset which will face restrictions a...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

As for the clearance problem from photos I see the 777 and 77X both have significantly larger clearances than the 787 and A350, I doubt that if there is a clearance problem with it. Due to its size, the GE9X pylon is located further away from the fuselage on the 77X than the GE90 pylon is on the 77...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27450

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Wrong it’s a cat d for circling cat c for straight in A bit of background here, in the US as you know charts are designed to a standard called TERPS, where the majority of the world uses PAN-OPS. The area around an airport that is assessed for obstacles and terrain under TERPS is smaller than PAN-O...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 28
Views: 5466

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

I've seen this happen a few times recently when pilots have landed with only the main landing gear on the runway. They seem to hold the nose wheel of the runway for a while... Why do they do this? I heard people say 'Oh the pilots doing a wheelie', is it just showing off or is there a valid reason?...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9640

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

That is what I would expect a twin engine turboprop from Vovlo to look like....

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by zeke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

As there is literally no freighter the same size I used common sense.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226078

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

NZ321 wrote:
Excuse me? When has any airline committed to this kind of volume up front plus options on a pure freighter of this size?


I guess in 1993, when UPS ordered 60 763Fs

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by zeke
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 8121

Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

JohanTally wrote:
That was my first thought. MTC will often lean the replacement tire against the gear during a tire change.


Where I work they are kept in the transport cage until needed.

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by zeke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 71915

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wow why is Cathay doing so ridiculously bad? Qatar Airways sometimes gets more passengers from Kathmandu nowadays in a single day than what Cathay does from all their routes. Suggest you have a search on the COVID entry conditions for HKG put in place by the government and it will answer your quest...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13936

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Normally during production testing we get some information from manufacturers into the media about the test and certification programme that talks positively about the aircraft, its performance and handling characteristics, etc. Key messaging. This has not been flowing with the 777x. Boeing has bee...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetbridges
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Jetbridges

Do jetbridges come in various heights? If Delta decides to divert a 777/A350 to the local small regional airport, can the jet bridge handle passenger unload? Can it even reach up to the 777/A350s door? Can the small regional airport even unload the bags? For diversions stairs will often do, along w...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13936

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Your example pretty much defeats your whole point. Sounds like the data isn’t complete and Boeing hasn’t shared data, which the customers want. So, the “real world performance” is not known. That is not the way it works, Boeing already had performance data before the first aircraft was ever built, ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13936

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Funny, but you said surely it is known. :). Really? By whom? I guess you were just making an assumption. I think I will wait for the data to be made public. The data will never be made public, Boeing has never released that sort of data for any of its aircraft to the public before. People who have ...

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