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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
FO wouldn't normally have his feet on the pedals if the CAPT is flying.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
Just want to point out the obvious, Air Caraibes' Airbus A350-1000 already has 10 ab. (3-4-3)Jump to post
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 ;...Jump to post
ABpositive wrote:Why is the test engine positioned on the inside and not in the further out position where it would have easier access?
Biggest RAT I have ever seenJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
CosmicCruiser wrote:That's standard procedure nowadays to Go Around after a hard landing and not try to salvage the landing. Prudent decision.
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:Did they finally announce an engine for the big one?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Extended diversion time operationsJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
zkojq wrote:What was the registration of the first arrivals?
Geez fast reactions, wonder what happened, he snaged a sling load, that pitched him over, emergency diengagy the load and fire the flotation ?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
hongkongflyer wrote:I am only replying to your claim about the commencement of operation of the new runway happened today
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post