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by zeke
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

The helicopter was not likely sitting on the pad, engines running and ready to go. While it would have fueled, prepped and ready, the crew would have to scramble, board, go through their startup and head to the crash site. Probably a 10-15 minute process before initiation of the search itself. By t...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

That a rescue chopper couldn't locate somebody at sea, at night, is all of a sudden ATC "ineffective". Wow. Just wow. The location the aircraft went down was known, it happened in radar coverage with ADS-B. The pickup point was 19,156 ft (3.15nm) on the 118 bearing from Barbers Point, you...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

The aircraft in question is in the middle of an emergency; presumably the POB is the same as when it took off (but not necessarily) but the fuel consumption may have been vastly different from what was expected. What if there was a massive leak, as happened to the A330 that ran out of fuel and land...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 146184

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

A nice summary on the current situation with Maximum Aviation https://youtu.be/opQzOtnLSc8 He goes through the articles by Dominic Gates, also an anonymous FAA insider that thinks Boeing as an organisation has stepped away from being the engineering company they used to be, talks of failure to addre...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Re: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?

If it's a disturbance or an issue on board but doesn't require emergency status and just met by police typically the flight deck will call their airline's station ops and communicate the issue with them and then they'll usually pick up the phone and call the cops/medics. That can also be done by ac...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air A321 engine fire upon landing at Kuwait
Replies: 17
Views: 6074

Re: Gulf Air A321 engine fire upon landing at Kuwait

“On fire upon landing” Does that mean the built in fire suppression system didn’t work? Or did the engine catch fire after touchdown? Looks like it was the left engine, the slides forward and aft of the engine are not deployed. Engine fires are detected between the area where there is supposed to b...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

He already explained why ATC needs POB, it is ATC who relays that information to emergency services. He already explained why ATC needs fuel on board, it helps them understand what alternates can be offered and it also informs emergency services to how much flammable liquid is on board. Suggest you...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way Airlines 747 Freighter Engine Failure, RTO and Burst Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 5267

Re: Silk Way Airlines 747 Freighter Engine Failure, RTO and Burst Wheels

Can someone explain the propose of the tires deflating? I searched fuseable plugs and understand their purpose in a boiler. During a RTO is the air inside the tires so hot that it needs to be released, before the tires are damaged? I can see why brakes pads would be hot, but don’t see the connectio...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way Airlines 747 Freighter Engine Failure, RTO and Burst Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 5267

Re: Silk Way Airlines 747 Freighter Engine Failure, RTO and Burst Wheels

If an aircraft losses its ties in the runway, can it be dragged onto a taxiway on the rims to clear the runway? How long does it take to replace all the tires on a main gear, and how many airports maintain a full set of spares? Looks to me they were departing on 25L and exited the runway on K1 and ...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Sorry Zeke I have to call you out on this confrontational post. As a real living ATC I have also visited many centres, and the vast majority are old and way outdated. We aren't allowed to increase fees to get the good stuff. I've worked on some of the latest, and at best the datablock can include A...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I noticed 2 different voices from the crew of 810. Why did the PF feel the need to take over comms towards the end? Of did they swap roles, similar to what Sully did when he said, "my aircraft"? Pretty sure the captain took the radio at the last minutes. Honestly, he was the one that was ...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

KingOrGod wrote:

RPLs have no such information, at best maybe survival equipment. And a flight plan filed a day before will not have the accurate POB or endurance.


ICAO flight plans have the same fields

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by zeke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Adding it to the data block, clearly you've never been to an ATC radar facility. Data blocks are already large enough. Besides, unless your transponder is tied in to your fuel we would have no idea how much fuel you currently have if something arises a few hours in to your flight. I have been to nu...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

We ask as a "when you have time available" for these very damn relevant bits of information - doesn't take more than a few seconds to inform us. Every crew know they will be asked this in an emergency. The crew flying are not the only people scrambling to save lives when the sh1t hits the...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 222107

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

Personally, I think Fedex would be well advised to do so, as being married to one vendor is a dangerous move, regardless of the performance the 777/767 are apparently providing. Something will have to give, all current production freighters do not meet the new noise requirements that are due to com...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A.net Location & Identification Assistance Requested For Airport & Planes
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: A.net Location & Identification Assistance Requested For Airport & Planes

In the close up of 707's the red cheatline airplane appears to be a World Airways 707-300 and it also has a close appearance to a QF 707 but the titling above the cheatline does not fit for Qantas Australia as it appeared on that airplane. There is a group of 5 707-300s there together, N402PA, N881...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A.net Location & Identification Assistance Requested For Airport & Planes
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: A.net Location & Identification Assistance Requested For Airport & Planes

3) Can anyone identify the airline of the blue & green airliner? I think it’s N402PA (707-321B) correctly identified in American Eagle Airlines livery at DMA. 4) The two TWA 707's look surprisingly small next to "Global International" and the unidentified airliner. They all appear to ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88840

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I have read several reports it took the coast guard helicopter took about an hour to get to the pilots, very strange considering how close they were. “ U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn said in an email that they received a report around 1:40 a.m. of a downed inter-island transport plane. ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 146184

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

The letter from the FAA to Boeing outlining the anticipated certification timeframe, on the last page the FAA states “the Model 777-9 amended type certification (ATC) date is realistically going to be mid to late 2023 (>2 years from now).” https://twitter.com/davidshepardson/status/14091793591524147...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3103

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

I'm currently 14 and barely 5'4, so I am a bit under-height but I really want to pilot the 747 and some other larger aircraft when I grow up, so would reaching the rudder pedals, OVHD panel, circuit breakers above the OVHD panel, and other things be hard for a person of this height? Design requirem...

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by zeke
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 18234

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

This source does mention tail strike prevention (at rotation / during takeoff, as I understand it) on the A340-600: https://safetyfirst.airbus.com/a-focus-on-the-takeoff-rotation/ There is no flight control law or protection on any FBW Airbus that prevents a tail strike, pull hard enough and it hap...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much does a typical airline pilot know about his/her aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 4084

Re: How much does a typical airline pilot know about his/her aircraft?

I suppose I did know that about the engine-driven pumps, but what about the electric pumps? Sounds like I need to add some more questions to the OTE database for you. The two EMPs are on the keel beam in the MLG, the yellow in the front and green in the rear. Technically there is an additional one ...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 1714

Re: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace

Thanks for the reply. This was a Substitute instructor who lost his marbles on me during the flight (Figured he had some rough students prior to me ) and afterwards when he was rattling off the questions was super friendly. Didn’t really feel like talking to him anymore after we were done Or I woul...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3484

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

Hello Guys, Anyone can share with us what is the impact of a lightning strike on airplanes ? Just viewed this video and that was so impressive ! We can see a Boeing 777 of Air France having a lightning on final approach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg8oCZw3Uyc Any inspections to be done ? Thanks...

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by zeke
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much does a typical airline pilot know about his/her aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 4084

Re: How much does a typical airline pilot know about his/her aircraft?

Starlionblue wrote:
I couldn't tell you exactly where they are located in the airframe.


They are not in the airframe, they are attached to the engine.

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by zeke
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 18234

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

n797mx wrote:
I'm willing to bet that it was the tailstrike prevention system doing that, not the pilots.


When was that feature added to the A340-600 ? I didn’t have it when I flew it……

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by zeke
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

True, the tech issues are not disputable and are fair game. But the politics of the RFP and manipulate requirements are still conjectures and will not change anyone's mind. I was looking at post award performance, have they done what they have been contracted to do. There were of 372 mandatory requ...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52218

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

The real threat is a swarm of small and cheap drones launched from a short distance. What the Swiss air defence really needs is a modern SHORAD system plus electronic drone defence. Switzerland's Oerlikon/Skyguard system unfortunately is outdated. Yes in total agreement that updated ground based ra...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Same old, same old. After this latest election campaign, many of us have gone tired of old greavances and propaganda disguised as news and analysis. bt You may call it “propaganda”, fact is the KC-46 is still years away from being able to do the role it was purchased, it still has not met the contr...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52218

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

How do you expect the attack helicopters and PC-21s to find the drones? Not many attack helicopters have A2A radar and the PC-21 doesn't, unless you want to bring back the pod mounted radar WW2 style. Pretty sure there is other turboprops like the A29 with the ability to carry air to air missiles (...

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by zeke
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 146184

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

“ the FAA warned Boeing it may have to increase the number of test flights planned and that certification realistically is now more than two years out, probably in late 2023. That could push the jet’s entry into commercial service into early 2024, four years later than originally planned.” “ The let...

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by zeke
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Virgin Australia grow again? Will the widebodies return?
Replies: 15
Views: 3153

Re: Will Virgin Australia grow again? Will the widebodies return?

I don’t see them getting wide bodies until fortress Australia is open again. The current caps on international passengers is not sustainable.

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by zeke
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7200

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
Any more airlines?


You can add CX to the list, over 90% vaccinated with all crew to be vaccinated by Aug 31.

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by zeke
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7200

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

Im sorry, but this does little to nothing to change my perception and skepticism on the matter. If something works, then the need for mandates, bribery and coercion would be nonexistent. That's just me. Vaccines do work, however they way they work is obviously different to the way up you think they...

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by zeke
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Terrain Radar vs. Weather radar- do both pose a risk of radiation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Terrain Radar vs. Weather radar- do both pose a risk of radiation?

It is my understanding that weather radars pose a significant risk of radiation and are turned off when the aircraft is on the ground near the ramp/terminal area, but does a terrain radar pose the same risk? I am not a pilot, but I am just curious how these two systems work. This is incorrect, the ...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

I don’t disagree on that, but I also don’t think it’s just ‘ready for others to order’ today (a la STC). It’s going to take a reasonably large customer(s) to drive that. Further, I am not sure what they’ll do with Lockheed on this but my suspicion is if they are putting a new engine type on it, the...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7200

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

mandating inbound crew to be vaccinated to be allowed through a border is well within the power of any nation, and I think that this should (and likely will) become the norm once vaccines are reasonably available throughout the World. This is very true, I still have my WHO passport for Cholera and ...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

I do think the ‘huge investment’ for a new engine option might be worth it if bidding on KC-Y and they think they have a fair shot at the business, but understand the cynicism for some. The automated air to air refueling system was validated last month, notably. The term “huge investment” is a rela...

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by zeke
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

kitplane01 wrote:
But there is no evidence that Airbus has ever offer this configuration, nor even talked about offering it. None has ever been built.


Oh well, I guess that means Airbus is out of the tanker business, they don’t sell A330-200/300s any more.

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by zeke
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35394

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

It's unlikely SA will ever return to the US and debatable if they'll ever be anything more than a domestic carrier in future. If all goes well on the domestic side, they may expand into sub-Saharan routes over the next few years. DL request for CPT should not have been an issue, unfortunately the s...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

There would be significant advantages to using the -800 for the MRTT or the freighter. But .. No one has ever ordered an MRTT based on the -800. Airbus has never built one. No one has ever ordered an A330F based on the -800. Airbus has never built one. I don't know why it would be hard to make a A3...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35394

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

https://www.aviationinterviews.com/pilo ... es-27.html
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SteelChair wrote:
And although Delta pays pilots based upon weight, I believe the pay scale is the same as the 777.


That is what this would suggest https://www.aviationinterviews.com/pilo ... es-27.html

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

I think the A330NEO wing actually had some of the under-skin stuff changed to where the points where hose/drogue mount to the old A340 engine 1 and 4 points. No, those changes were made years ago when the A340 went out of production. The reality is no A330 has bolt holes on the wing for a pod to be...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

The A330-800 has differences to the older A330 models. For example, the wing is 13 feel wider. It's got a max gross weight 20,000lb more. I don't think it's just a re-engine. Can you offer a reference that it's possible to buy a MRTT with the NEO engines? Or an example of anyone who has? The wing o...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52218

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

For air policing, they are currently well enough equiped. But against drone attacks with recent drones such events have become vulnerable. The current systems can't handle them. The need for up-to-date ground based air defence is more urgent. For protecting airspace from drones etc for important di...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

I really really really didn't think the MRTT was based on the A330-800. I believe it uses the older engines. Can you provide a cite that Airbus is even considering an MRTT based on the NEO? The Airbus A330 tanker modification is an STC that can be applied to new build or retrospectively to second h...

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by zeke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 20639

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

I don't think anyone with a critical-thinking approach would argue the A330MRTT is not a more capable airframe than the KC-46A. And considering almost every RFP other than the USAF had criteria that played to the A330MRTT's greater capability, it is not surprising it was chosen for them. I mean the...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 10165

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2021

Interesting link. It's not hard to see why DL is dumping the 717s. (See page 17 in that link for CO2 by seat by aircraft type.) Forget about 'virtue signaling' by declaring intent to reduce CO2 intensity - fuel burn is money. DL announced last year fleet simplification when they had 20 types in the...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35394

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Just to double down on this. In Delta's last full year pre-COVID, fuel accounted for only 21% of operating expenses. There is a lot more than fuel that determines the profitability of a flight. The fuel savings are certainly significant (also increases as fuel prices rise), but the calculus is more...

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by zeke
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35394

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Okay, x 2 is $8,760,000. I'm no airline bean counter, but that's a good chunk of change. It’s far too simplistic, one would need to take account of the ownership/lease costs, crew costs, enroute/landing/gate charges and a whole lot of other factors to see the overall benefits. Fuel burn or capabili...

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