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by zeke
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62373

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I’d like to add that most airlines rewrite the FCOM to tailor it to their operations. The excerpts from the company A320 AOM on the NTSB docket for this investigation look pretty vanilla Airbus, a few words different like minimum crew changed from the standard “two pilots” to “one captain one first...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?
Replies: 21
Views: 3122

Re: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?

Acey wrote:
The big difference I see in bulk vs cans is in manpower. At YYC, 3-4 guys can do the front and back of a can-loaded 321 in about the same time as 6-7 guys on a 737.


Also fewer injuries when loaded by containers.

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by zeke
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62373

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

Side stick aside, when you’re PM, the PF now has to push through your feet to straighten the thing out in a crosswind landing, or worse an engine failure. Were we to fly together there would be a discussion about this after the flight. If need be, a split and call to Pro Standards to follow, check ...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62373

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

That seems like an incredibly stupid procedure. The PM is no less likely to be incapacitated than the PF and now you’ve got one extra set of feet resting lightly on critical flight controls at a low altitude which doubles the chances of some incapacitating event accidentally putting an incorrect in...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62373

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

You normally have both pilots having their hands and feet on the controls during a critical phase of flight? Only asking because out of all the videos I have seen, I have never seen this happen before in commercial aviation. The first link that popped up when I searched “A320 takeoff video” was thi...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62373

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

wjcandee wrote:

FO wouldn't normally have his feet on the pedals if the CAPT is flying.


I would fail any pilot who does not have their hands and feet on the controls in a critical phase of flight. They need to take over quickly in the event of incapacitated PF.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 239
Views: 62373

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

The Mentour Pilot page wrote up an article about this incident. Apparently the captain felt some resistance from the rudder pedals when the takeoff roll began. https://mentourpilot.com/american-airlines-a321-wingtip-hits-runway-sign/ The rudders are like power steering in a car, there is no resista...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there a BA A350 stuck in Doha ?
Replies: 18
Views: 7073

Re: Why is there a BA A350 stuck in Doha ?

It got damaged on pushback when it was pushed into the back of a EK 777.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing
Replies: 45
Views: 8938

Re: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing

Fair statement, but just remember that EVERY 737 is still produced in the Northwest. Final assembly yes, produced no. Parts/assemblies are made worldwide and shipped to the Northwest. Boeing stopped being a NW company years ago, they have literally moved so much of the production and management out...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing
Replies: 45
Views: 8938

Re: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing

Flflyer83 wrote:
DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Their fleet says ALL BOEING on it… LITERALLY. It has for many, many years. So, I don’t get it.


They have Airbus A320 family aircraft from VX. They are getting rid of the airbus. That help?


I think the point they are making it is clearly false and deceptive advertising.

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by zeke
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 58789

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Could be like that A380 11 abreast seat plan they presented where the seats were “18” wide” but of course the window seats for example had basically no leg room because of the curvature of the fuselage wall. Have you ever seen how little curvature the a350 has at seat height, compared to other roun...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 207
Views: 30232

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

Just want to point out the obvious, Air Caraibes' Airbus A350-1000 already has 10 ab. (3-4-3)

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by zeke
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odds Of A 737-900ER/ MAX Freighter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Odds Of A 737-900ER/ MAX Freighter?

5-1 at the Farnborough book

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by zeke
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM
Replies: 56
Views: 7834

Re: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM

Nobody: . . . . . . . Airbus: Let's test technology that may save fuel in the future. But let's test it on an airplane with 4 engines and a huge double deck empty cabin just sitting in the oncoming wind, so that we can burn about 100,000 kilo's of jet fuel to see if we can save fuel in the future ;...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM
Replies: 56
Views: 7834

Re: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM

ABpositive wrote:
Why is the test engine positioned on the inside and not in the further out position where it would have easier access?


My guess is they have done the work for engine test pylon in that position for the Trent XWB when it flew on the A380 in that position.

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by zeke
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 41
Views: 3829

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

Thanks the hamsters in the wheel are in COS18, don’t remember as much ;)

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by zeke
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 41
Views: 3829

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

Do I remember an accident in Spain on a MD80 series with no devices deployed, not sure if they had a config warning.

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by zeke
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

As far as I've been told, you'd have to find a truck to get the fuel off the plane, and then it could only be put on another plane of that airline. You couldn't take the fuel off the plane and put it back in whatever fuel storage it came from as far as I've been told. It is correct that it cannot b...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 2553

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

I don't remember the co. making a special designation about it. A hard landing you go around. Pitch +7deg max pwr and hold it. This came about after Narita. I think the proper call out was go around and not rejected landing. I thought Boeing revised their procedures after the EK accident in DXB. I ...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 2553

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

CosmicCruiser wrote:
That's standard procedure nowadays to Go Around after a hard landing and not try to salvage the landing. Prudent decision.


Isnt it called a rejected landing not a go around ?

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by zeke
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule

In this case its mainly the route, LH797 accoring to flightaware tracks was 5900 nm, while CX288 5600 nm. CX288 would have also had better tailwinds.

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by zeke
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

e38 wrote:
- consider various iterations of flap setting; runway and climb conditions permitting
- request longest available runway or runway most favorable for environmental conditions


That would be taken care of by the RTOW calculations

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by zeke
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule

Hello all Greetings from a very warm UK! I am booked to travel on this flight, operated by a A340-300 this November. I was surprised to find out the flight time is scheduled (according to the booking) 15 hours and 15 minutes. This is significantly more than the A350 operated by CX on the same day. ...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

Curious to plumb the knowledge of those who know - how does air temperature /pressure affect take off distances? What prompts me to ask the question is the record high temperatures affecting Europe. Here in England temperatures over 40C (104F) have been seen for the first time today. I am sure ther...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18520

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Noshow wrote:
Did they finally announce an engine for the big one?


My guess is 4xGE passports.

The engine placement and intake looks wrong to:3 for efficient supersonic, especially if noise is a concern. I would have expected a box shaped intake to choke the air entering the engine to be subsonic.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Boeing Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 64472

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Boeing Orders and General Discussion Thread

Boeing has over 600 MAX10s on order (plus 50m today from Norwegian). The situation isn't exactly "dire". I think those orders assume the Max10 will receive certification, something that is out of their control. S7 are trying to return their Max aircraft are they cannot be certified in the...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 58789

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

EY's order is for freighters. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/etihad-firms-up-order-seven-airbus-freighters-sources-2022-07-17/ Another rumour I am hearing on the EY freighter front is that Air Bridge Cargo 747 freighters are going to EY to circumvent sanctions, half the profits ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 NO FLAP landing @ SEA
Replies: 36
Views: 9195

Re: 737 NO FLAP landing @ SEA

Are there published takeoff / landing runway length requirements for this scenario, or is it factored into the margins for the normal runway length and overrun area requirements? Looking at the airport planning manual, I only see requirements for with flaps, but I assume no flaps was considered in ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 14, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet

Extended diversion time operations

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by zeke
Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace sued over 2020 Icelandair Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: KF Aerospace sued over 2020 Icelandair Landing Gear Collapse

Since the issue was that there were incorrect components installed on the gear, assuming that's part of the overhaul, it seems Icelandair is suing the wrong company. I think the process being applied is correct, KF would have installed and released the aircraft back to service. They would not be ex...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet

207 minutes comes under EDTO 180, it is not classified as beyond 180. Beyond 180 has a different set of requirements The thread title is incorrect, EDTO is an AOC approval not a certification. These AOC approvals are similar to LVO, RNP (AR) etc, the regulator approves the operator to conduct these ...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirHub 9H-EMU serious incident at CDG - preliminary BEA report
Replies: 34
Views: 7038

Re: AirHub 9H-EMU serious incident at CDG - preliminary BEA report

atcdan wrote:
Not sure if this is done or not, but cross checking the altimeter issued by approach control against the current METAR for your landing airport seems like a good practice?


I do something similar, I setup the approach with either the ATIS or METAR QNH, a 10 nb charge would be questioned.

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by zeke
Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirHub 9H-EMU serious incident at CDG - preliminary BEA report
Replies: 34
Views: 7038

Re: AirHub 9H-EMU serious incident at CDG - preliminary BEA report

The barometric altimeter gives the altitude above mean sea level. The radio altimeter gives the altitude above the ground. Not really sure how you propose to implement such an alert when you have airports at high elevation where the barometric altimeter might have the altitude read 5,000 feet whils...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 64
Views: 9807

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

You can deflect all you want, you WROTE ETOPS has nothing to do with Twins, but it does. Now you are attempting to change what you wrote. Give it up, just stop, from 2008 which supersedes your 2007 claim... Your post just confirms what I was saying, you need to actually open up the document and rea...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

zkojq wrote:
What was the registration of the first arrivals?


B-10VD Citation 560XL

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 incident near Vieille, France
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Eurocopter AS350 incident near Vieille, France

Geez fast reactions, wonder what happened, he snaged a sling load, that pitched him over, emergency diengagy the load and fire the flotation ?

Epic skills.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Just out of curiosity, but what are the issues with operational procedures that runway? The databases had incorrect coordinates for the runway, SIDs are missing waypoints, approaches can provide no terrain clearnace if conventionally flown, takeoff splay into a shipping lane resulting in large payl...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

But HKIA know when they got the licenses; when the third runway is ready for operation; whether the regulating parties and airlines have all the procedures ready before issuing the press release claiming the new runway will become operational today 8 July, instead, you claimed in the pervious posts...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

It is amazed that someone think that the press release (which proved all the information mentioned are correct) issued by the authority who actually responsible for managing the airport is considered unreliable. The airport authority is no different to the highways department, they are responsible ...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

No it wasn’t . No flight training conducted between that day and today and the runway is now fully operational. I stated there was no operational approval to use the runway at the time, and I suggested they could use the runway for training as those flights are not considered commercial operations....

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

hongkongflyer wrote:
I am only replying to your claim about the commencement of operation of the new runway happened today


It was correct at time of posting, as I said you have no idea what has transpired since.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Traffic landed this morning during the first 30 mins on the new runway include: CX cargo flights from PVG PR flight from MNL DHL flight from BKK Air HK flight from CTU HX flight from TPE A 346 pax-freighter from NBO CI flight from TPE No way a familiarity flights for local operators to do training ...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Current Lease Rates
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: Current Lease Rates

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by zeke
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 64
Views: 9807

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Thought I'd share a story from many years ago. I flew STL-LAX on a TWA 757 flight that was continuing to HNL. 10 minutes before departure the pilot announced this aircraft is not authorised to go to HNL, so we need to disembark and board the 757 at the adjacent gate. The only difference was the sec...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 213
Views: 46045

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

I don't believe the 5% of the XWB would be sufficient to merit a "NEO" for the A380 - I suspect it would have already happened if it were. I agree it wont be todays XWB engine, I think it will be an upgraded XWB engine that incorporates a new core and a geared fan. I would think around 20...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

I believe you know what Airport Authority HK is. Their press release clearly said that planes will be scheduled to use the newest runway while the centre runway will be closed with effective from 8/7/2022. The press release says "operation familiarisation for aircraft taking-off and landing on...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

The NOTAM you quoted says June 16, not July. Sorry I posted the wrong one, it had been withdrawn and replaced. NOTAM A0518/22: Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) A0518/22 NOTAMN Q) VHHK/QMRXX/IV/NBO/A /000/999/2219N11355E005 A) VHHH B) 2207080000 C) 2209302359 EST E) REF AIP SUP 06/22 PARA 1.1,...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Planes will begin to land at the new North Runway since 8 Jul I don’t think that will be regular services. The NOTAM for opening is July 16, the runway is not in the database. There is a separate note saying some familiarization flights will happen from July 8, however the data in the AIP data is n...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9380

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Can the title be amended to 08JUL? Should say 16 July, that is when the next database cycle is effective A0352/22 NOTAMN Q) VHHK/QMRTT/IV/BO/A/000/999/2219N11355E005 A) VHHH B) 2206160000 C) 2206300000 E) TRIGGER NOTAM-AIP SUP 06/22 (AIRAC) WEF 16 JUN 2022: -UPDATED INFORMATION OF THE NEW NORTH RUN...

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