I saw no injunction by Airbus to modify the contract terms, I did see a request for an injunction from QR to halt deliveries. That was not granted in the public records available. My personal opinion as a bystander is that it appears Airbus continues to meet its obligations under the contract. My pe...Jump to post
Strategically I think it would be best for Airbus if QR were required to take all of their contractural A350 with penaltiesJump to post
jetmech wrote:Slats increase the useable AOA in the sealed position.
I’ve noticed that on the Airbus MCDU when calculating the V1, VR and V2 speeds for take off there is nowhere to input the airport QNH, temperature and winds which all effect your take off speeds, how comes the MCDU doesn’t give you this option to input this but it does for when calculating approach...Jump to post
And you're telling me that a healthy 66 yo can't do the job required in those 60 minutes? Come on now. My point is that there are a lot more safeguards today than there were 50, 40, even 30 years ago so we should be able to increase the retirement age. And it's not a misguided viewpoint. It's the f...Jump to post
In the case of pilots that perception was a fact once upon a time but with today's technological advances, that is no longer the case. We are reaching a time when pilots exist merely to make passengers feel comfortable. We send tourists into space with pilotless rocket ships for chrissakes! This is...Jump to post
Now instead of a student I'm a passenger. I book a flight and pay for it, but at the last moment I'm not showing up. The airline reserved a seat for me, I paid for that seat. I would be okay with that seat going empty, but I'm not okay with the seat being sold to another passenger and the airline c...Jump to post
It’s ridiculous when you consider that the 1500 hour rule had no evidence and is limiting the supply of legal pilots, but the age 65 rule is based on scientific evidence on cognitive decline. This is all about rewarding particular people financially… not safety. The US safety culture is really in d...Jump to post
Ruddman wrote:Since it’s such a small amount of extra lift generated?
I’ve been told by a real pilot, using 26k ‘bump’ thrust, at MTOW, a 737-700 only needs around 2500-3000 ft maximum runway for take off using this flap setting. So why not just use zero flap?
Well, I was only joking. But all jokes aside, I think it’s only US airlines that offer standby seats? I know they don’t do it in Australia anyway. Miss ya flight and she’s an empty seat. There is standby seats available in Australia both domestically and internationally. Busy times of the year, or ...Jump to post
Even with the door locked, I can think of two safer/easier ways to gain access that I won’t post for security issues. This is stupidity. It is just dumb to attempt this without fall protection. No one would use a belt loader to clean the windows. How anyone thought this was a good idea is beyond me.Jump to post
QR started litigationJump to post
What if QR pays and claims the A350's tomorrow? Won't make a difference legally. QR are still in breach of contract because this payment would be too late to meet what was agreed to. The ball is completely in Airbus' court here. I don’t think the preferred process for Airbus is to continue with thi...Jump to post
That's obvious but that sort of presentation is not going to convince Greta and the likes that there is no way to burn less fuel (or maybe 10% less at best) to transport 238 people between Sydney and London. It would just convince the climate activists that Qantas and those non-stop travelers have ...Jump to post
Well, the climate fundamentalists are already telling us to use sailboats for intercontinental travels. So if there is a way to fly such a long distance while burning 50% less energy with the current technology, I don't think there is much argument to support the non-stop fly with such a waste of c...Jump to post
How do you make that estimate? If we talk about passengers and not payload, we could compare this non-stop flight to putting 238 pax in an XLR that would fly 3x 8 hours to get to LHR. Considering an average fuel burn of 3t/hour, it would take 72t of fuel to the XLR to accomplish that journey. I don...Jump to post
I wonder why Alaska hasn’t argued that this is a moot issue, since the FAs are now all union represented. Or is this more about damages pre-merger? I don't think this is a moot issue, if you look at the rail industry which is also regulated under the Federal Railway Labor Act like aircraft crew, th...Jump to post
Not in the airline I operated. All the airframes of each same type were equally ETOPS/EDTO ‘rated’. Since we operated A340-300, A340-600, A330-200, A330-300 and A350-900 as a multi-fleet (pilots flew all types), we would just check the Computerised Flight Plan had the correct ETOPS (actually EDTO) ...Jump to post
However even with 0.2% missed connections one out of 3 narrowbody flights would get one. So check-in data is unusable for exact weight on that many flights... One passenger would be around 100 kg, which would be in tolerance band for most airlines. And its on the plus side, i.e. we are actually 100...Jump to post
I had made a long post yesterday on how this worked, it seems to have been removed. Pitch control on the A350 comprises of 3 different systems, the THS, the left elevator, and the right elevator. Each element is controlled by a different set of quad redundant computers (combinations of different PRI...Jump to post
It is revenue management in a way, it is also a way to maximize payload. Where I work several hours before the flight leaves the airline has an estimated zero fuel weight (ZFW), that is a mix of number of expected passengers and estimated baggage weights, catering for them, as well as cargo. This we...Jump to post
It is with sadness I have learn that James was critically injured in a 3 vehicle crash on a major Sydney highway at about 8.50am last Saturday not far from his home. James did not survive the injuries sustained in the accident. James was a young a.net member, a photography contributor to this site (...Jump to post
Okay, but that's not even the point. Regardless of how they ended up in that predicament, the point is, if they can't staff the current flight schedules now, how would they do it under the new regulations if put in place. Cancel more flights? It's not like they can snap their fingers and suddenly h...Jump to post
Probably not too much. It should be possible to use tickets sold for draft calculation, and that is all what checkin data would be good for. Now-shows are relatively small %% of sold tickets. Standby/non-revs, misconnects, connecting bags misdirected and/or left behind would be a greater fraction o...Jump to post
Which means that airlines have a shortage of pilots. It may be a shortage of their own making but it's a shortage none the less. I still disagree, a shortage to me means they tried to recruit these pilots 12-18 months ago and were unable to fill vacancies. In reality these airlines made business de...Jump to post
I think some of the 330s have tech crew rest behind the flight deck before the forward galley. Just no cabin crew rest. Not sure if these are used to LAX, where as 788 doesn’t even have tech crew rest is that right? My understanding is they were delivered without the forward and aft crew rests in t...Jump to post
Oh. So the attempted cut of EAS by Skywest due to lack of pilots, and the cut of regional hours due to lack of pilots isn’t a lack of pilots at all. You obviously know better. This is not something that is unique to the US, IAG and EK have also indicated the same. During covid airlines did no hirin...Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:Do airlines ever put a sign in the cockpit indicating whether or not an aircraft is equipped for ETOPS?
You would be very wrong about a shortage of pilots. (At least in the US) There is no shortage, the was a halt on hiring during covid, a pilot entering a company takes time to get them online. There is a delay between hiring a pilot and getting them online. This rule will only apply to pilots employ...Jump to post
As appalled as I am, BNE-LAX (coming in under 14 hours) doesn’t require crew rest so they could continue to use the 788s there. They could presumably do the same with SYD-SCL. I’m not aware of them seeking EDTO >180 for the A330s, but that could be a hypothetical 788 route if they do end up with Qa...Jump to post
I'm guessing cost and finding available pilots. If they're already struggling now to get pilots for their flights under their current flight schedules, adding relief pilots to flights that short would make that even worse since they aren't going to magically obtain extra pilots out of thin air. The...Jump to post
SCFlyer wrote:Pretty sure the 788s were delivered new to and entered service with JQ. Likely the 788s will either be transferred to QF mainline, or sold if there is no use for them in the QF mainline fleet and/or better offers out there.
tullamarine wrote:MEL-NAN has been successfully flown by VA and FJ with 738s since about 2008, FJ have now upgraded to a MAX bur VA are still using its738s. SQ flew SIN-CNS using Silkair 738s for a number of years.
Not only SYD-LHR any 350 like SAS EWR-CPH (my current problem. In plus , has AB seats and now schd change has us in CD I dont like it. I hate to spoil a party, but this being an English language forum can you please provide us with a translation? thanks I think they are saying they were in PEY, AB ...Jump to post
It didnt bother me, I could see you had put a lot of work into it, just the way it renders the post on the forum made it difficult to read. I will have some time to read it again tomorrow, thank you for reposting.Jump to post
Exactly. Secondary question. Suppose a flight is scheduled for 3 hours 45 minutes, but an in-flight delay for some reason suddenly puts them at 4 hours 15 minutes of flight time. Would the flight attendants and the pilots still need to take a 10-minute break at that point. Or if a flight is schedul...Jump to post
Some of those routes are already possible with the 738s such as MEL-NAN or CNS-SIN. SYD-CGK already exists but I agree it could go daily if it went down from an A332 to A321XLR.. Whilst MEL-BKK and ADL-HKG are possible, it once again throws up the issue as to whether an A321, particularly if there ...Jump to post
Who's responsible for the passengers if the flight attendants all go on break. Or are they just going to suspend service for 10-30 minutes. This is an unreasonable premise. Crew already have breaks in flights. There is no requirement for all crew to have a break at the same time. They obviously wou...Jump to post
But trains can easily pull into a station for a crew change, and I assume commuter trains aren't continuously running routes that are long enough to where this could be an issue. A plane can't just pull over at the nearest cloud for crew break. What do you do for a flight going from SFO to Hawaii o...Jump to post
Unfortunate timing also played a role. 744P2F programs were hit hard by the 2008 economic downturn that lowered demand for freighters. By the time cargo recovered the 777F and 748F were in full swing. We are entering a similar economic cycle, inflation is presently very high, interest rates are inc...Jump to post
Spacepope wrote:The brilliant idea of replacing traffic transatlantic en masse with narrowbodies will help solve the belly space oversupply issue easily.