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by zeke
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31966

Re: AF 011 go around

As for the language issue, it is common, though not ideal that locals speak in their native language to ground control. And yes, ICAO includes French as an official language. I recall crew speaking Schwizertütsch in Zurich (very rarely, mind you) and French in Geneva (less rarely) to GC. I do agree...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why A330 P2F but no A340 P2F
Replies: 19
Views: 2604

Re: Why A330 P2F but no A340 P2F

I know the A340 P2F has been discussed before, but now that there are A330 P2F conversions available, surely there is a motivation for do a A340 P2F? The A343, A345 and A346 can each offer unique freighter option at the fraction of the cost of a new build. The airframe structure of an A340 and A330...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

The transponder data includes the setting for autopilot altitude- and for Germanwings it was set below ground level. If I recall the MCP was set to 100 ft, they were flying towards rising terrain. The descent was made with the autopilot on with fairly normal descent rates. Here is more background o...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31966

Re: AF 011 go around

Revo1059 wrote:
(edited) Apparently the didn't follow commands as they tried to land at CDG and had to initiate a go-around and were able to land on the 2nd attempt.


The joke going around (pardon the pun) is they spoke to the aircraft in French, and it could only understand English.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 5630

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

ReverseFlow wrote:
How short would your sector have to be to still have warm brakes on landing?


60-90 min, also depends how heavy you are landing each time

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by zeke
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 5630

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

That’s very interesting regarding the short turn times. Anyone have any info on how long breaks typically take to cool down? Let’s say on a 70 degree day? On the A330 I can have the brakes at 400 deg C 40 minutes before push and it will be okay for a 20 minute taxi, they will drop around 5 degC per...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 58
Views: 11278

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

ElroyJetson wrote:

Well, there's length and then there's girth.....


It all depends on how they use it, that generates the money

One size does fit all all.

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by zeke
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 87319

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

Spetsnaz55 wrote:


It's a seattletimes article. Not a rumor


Would you have a link to the article you could share please ?

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

By international treaty the NTSB is a party to the investigation because they represent the nation of manufacture. Likewise Boeing is a party to the investigation as they represent the company of manufacture. Boeing are not involved as an observer, the NTSB is. The NTSB is representing the state of...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 87319

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

As of now there is still no indication as to when the -10 may be certified. The -7 completed certification testing at the end of last year but some testing and paperwork apparently is still to be done and there is doubt they both will meet the year end deadline to avoid of having to comply with the...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Thanks, I couldn't find any indication of that either. I read through the patent as well, and it does say 4G/WiFi downloading of the 2000 hours of QACVR data can be done in place of the memory card download, but from what I could gather it has to be done on the ground. That is correct, airports hav...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Courts don’t have jurisdiction in this case. Oh please, of course there will be aspects which could be heard in a court. I refer you back to the questions posed in the Code of Ethics. All I see is a cropped 2"x2" square that says site cannot be reached when I try and open it up. There hav...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Boof02671 wrote:
An off duty pilot can’t go to a bar in uniform.


You have said this before, it is not relevant here as that is expressly stated as not being allowed, with a little caveat saying it is permitted with management approval.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Doberdawg wrote:
He was wearing his Delta uniform, and if he was dead heading as per the pilot CBA he was getting paid an hourly rate by Delta. The Code of Ethics is applicable.


He could have been off duty going home, he could be gay, the FA could be his partner.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Illegal action is not a prereq for just cause termination. Re-read the ethics policy posted above. Damage to organization and/or making other employees feel uncomfortable all fly under unprofessional conduct as well. Just cause termination does not mean knee jerk reactions to satisfy a news cycle. ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Boof02671 wrote:
An airplane isn’t a public area.


Boof02671 wrote:
You can’t represent your employer in a bad light in public.


So was he in public or not ? Cannot have it both ways.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

You said first amendment rights. Taking a pic isn’t first amendment rights. "Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right—and that includes transportation facilities, the outside of federal buildings, and police and other government...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?
Replies: 13
Views: 1861

Re: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?

Matt6461 wrote:
6+g even at 37,000ft though?


I think you maybe are confusing the aerodynamic wing loading with the structural ultimate load. I am not specifically aware of anything to do with 20,000 ft except that is the normal FAR 25 limit for flap use.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light aircraft crashes into block of flats. Oxfordshire UK
Replies: 13
Views: 3737

Re: Light aircraft crashes into block of flats. Oxfordshire UK

I think they are very lucky to have that large window or doorway for the front of the aircraft so they were not crushed, looks like a big impact park where the right wing hit the wall.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

The First Amendment only prevents the government restricting your speech. A company can and will restrict speech. If you violate the company’s rules of conduct you can be fired for Just Case. It a crime to yell fire in a crowded movie theater, so there are restrictions on freedom of speech even by ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

The people arguing about the legality of this are missing the point entirely. People get fired all the time for doing things that are perfectly legal. What matters here is Delta's code of conduct and whether or not this action violates that. If his behavior violates their code of conduct then they ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Apologies if this question may sound a little ignorant, but do local Chinese cockpit crews communicate with Chinese ATC in Mandarin or in English? It depends, could be either. While Russian and Chinese are official ICAO languages, in reality there is literally hundreds of dialects. Mandarin if ofte...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

BTW, Reuters also reports that the CVR is now at NTSB's lab in Washington for downloading . Hope this news could dispel some of the transparency concerns. Also, don't know if that means that the FDR is in a better shape: Under the international investigation protocols, the NTSB is not allowed to re...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26448

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Posted on Twitter. A pilot was “seen” taking inappropriate pictures of a flight attendant. According to the account, he’s a Delta pilot. Was he hiding his cell phone infront of his kindle? I find it very odd someone is recording what they are recording, makes me suspect something happened before th...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 Emergency Landing at MDE Airport
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: Emergency Landing at MDE Airport

The failure mode is designed to lock at 90 degrees which does keep the aircraft on the runway but there is an underlying issue that is requiring multiple aircraft to land with the gear locked. The B6 incident was 17 years ago. It is very rare, here is a recent summary of events and what was done to...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO approves creation of Doha FIR
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Re: ICAO approves creation of Doha FIR

lesfalls wrote:
Who were the other players then?


I seem to remember Bahrain, Jeddah, Tehran, Sharjah, and Muscat, been a while. A lot of flights back then went via Iran into Pakistan. These days we avoid Iran so we fly more south Pakistan over water control into Muscat, UAE, Bahrain etc

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta depressurization incident 3/28
Replies: 41
Views: 9376

Re: Delta depressurization incident 3/28

Exactly. The left pack failed on takeoff and at cruise the RT pack failed making it impossible to keep pressurization. With the failure of both packs the outflow valves (or whatever they are called on the 757) should close, the cabin altitude should only rise at a fairly small rate (circa 500 fpm),...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta depressurization incident 3/28
Replies: 41
Views: 9376

Re: Delta depressurization incident 3/28

Boof02671 wrote:
The plane wouldn’t have been dispatched with a known problem that’s against the FARs.


On the A330 it is perfectly legal to dispatch with an inoperative pack under the MEL, I would be surprised if the 757 does not provide similar MEL relief.

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?
Replies: 20
Views: 3921

Re: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?

Cockpit crew on very long flights, are they allowed to listen music / watch movies during their cockpit time? On very long flights there tends to be times where a pilot is on duty in the cockpit, and a time when they are off duty having their allocated rest. During their allocated rest it is perfec...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 Emergency Landing at MDE Airport
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: Emergency Landing at MDE Airport

This is very similar to the B6 landing and has happened to multiple A320 series aircraft. Fortunately I believe they have all been able to land safely but clearly Airbus has a design flaw that thus far has been overcome by outstanding airmanship. This is different to B6 as the RAT is out in that ph...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 288
Views: 70260

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

The question revolves around the the long-term effects of the condition and if actually affects the structural performance of the composite material itself? This is where the argument of UV comes into the equation. This is incorrect, and seems to a fundamental misunderstanding many have. In order t...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 288
Views: 70260

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

From what has been reported, Qatar and the service provider contacted Airbus for technical assistance when they discovered the defect associated with the delaminating paint. News reports at the time suggested that this occurred only after the paint had been removed. “ However, when the aircraft was...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly questionable rumor: 747 supertanker coming back?
Replies: 7
Views: 2642

Re: Highly questionable rumor: 747 supertanker coming back?

I definitely think a replacement should be in the works. Although I doubt it would be a 757 taking the full tank system from a 747 as the lengths are completely different... Either that or a 767 like Boeing is building for the KC46 could work. I never got to see the 747 land at SMX (Central Coast F...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Hierarchy here would be board integrity, package integrity, chip integrity. It gets harder to deal with the farther you have to disassemble, but you're right... the silicon is likely intact. You're talking a tiny bit of silicon, a few millimeters on a side. "Package" is sort of a catchall...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 288
Views: 70260

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Aren't all orders in the name of Qatar Airways Group? Operator is Qatar Airways. IAG uses similar order / operator distinctions. Looking at the court records for the case HT-2022-000037 Qatar Airways QCSC v Airbus S.A.S (the A321neo case) Role Name Representative Claimant Qatar Airways QCSC Crowell...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 288
Views: 70260

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Anyone interested in reading the source ramblings that the Bloomberg article is based upon, the Qatar filing can be read on this link https://sabercathost.com/eddN/2022_03_18_-_Reply_and_Defence_to_Counterclaim_Signed.pdf They have also updated their A321neo counter claim, interesting aspect is they...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 244328

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

casinterest wrote:
The article did state that "funds" prevented a better backup plan. That would make me suspect issues around encryption and security as well.


Would not surprise me if they still used ArVid.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-8/9/10 Handling Characteristics
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Re: 787-8/9/10 Handling Characteristics

Cannot really design them physically to handle them the same, however there is no reason why the FBW cannot be programmed to achieve similar handling that is totally transparent to the pilot.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO approves creation of Doha FIR
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Re: ICAO approves creation of Doha FIR

I think it goes way back when so many airlines before the 747-400 would go via BAH for a fuel stop.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Until you convince me otherwise (which is definitely possible given your well established credentials), I stand by my definition of TrueSpeed ("is there a better name for it"). I define TrueSpeed as the total speed relative to the WGS-84 ellipsoid. It is not TAS, we could do away with exp...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 244328

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I'd be willing to bet the hackers had inside knowledge to be able to effectively wipe out all of this data. No backup? That is just pathetic in this days and age. That is going to be destructive to Russian aviation , both internal and any international travel agreements. Maybe the attack was over a...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Antonov rolls out the first fully domestic An-178 transport
Replies: 10
Views: 3713

Re: Antonov rolls out the first fully domestic An-178 transport

Anyone have an idea where this has ended up since the invasion ?

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 244328

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Aviation Sources in Russia report that Rosaviatsia fell victim to a hacker attack started on last Saturday (Mar 26th 2022), which wiped out their entire database and files consisting of 65 Terabytes of data including e-mail of 1.5 years, documents, aircraft registration data. No backup of these dat...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Cathay Pacific convert its 777x order to 787-10?
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Will Cathay Pacific convert its 777x order to 787-10?

I think that possibility had been discussed on here and even in the press previously.

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta depressurization incident 3/28
Replies: 41
Views: 9376

Re: Delta depressurization incident 3/28

NLINK wrote:
Not that big of deal. Crew did a great job. They went from 28,000 to 10,000ft in 7-8 minutes which they should do for safety.


That is a standard descent rate, 2500 ft/min, emergency descent would be 3 times higher.

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13309

Re: Cathay Pacific to launch the world's longest flight ever

HKG to JKF going the other way over Alaska, skirting Russia airspace is quite a bit shorter, around 14,000km. Why would they fly the long way in this case? Prevailing winds? A number of factors come into play, I have done the flight over Alaska a number of times, I have also done flights which are ...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

That is not correct. "Subtypes 1 and 2 are used to report ground speeds of aircraft. Subtypes 3 and 4 are used to report aircraft true airspeed or indicated airspeed. Reporting of airspeed in ADS-B only occurs when aircraft position cannot be determined based on the GNSS system. In the real wo...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Not true. You can't from public available data. But remember, this is a global network of ADS-B receivers. ADS-B messages do carry velocity data (IIRC, it's twice a second). ADS-B frames can carry all necessary speed info - IAS, TAS, GS (as calculated by plane). See: http://airmetar.main.jp/radio/A...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

hongkongflyer wrote:
I am quoting the exact words of news report in Chinese, just to add the English translation according to this forum’s rules.


I searched for those EXACT words in Chinese, returned no results. It would have been easy to supply the link in the original post.

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by zeke
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430067

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I don't know how they are using it the above post, but the definition of True Airspeed (TAS) is the speed relative to the air mass in which the aircraft is flying https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_airspeed#:~:text=The%20true%20airspeed%20(TAS%3B%20also,accurate%20navigation%20of%20an%20aircraft. ....

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