Based on your experience, what do you expect Airbus to do in terms of parts support if everyone retires the A380, and only Emirates decides to re-engine all their 120 A380s to keep them flying for another 10-15 years? Would Airbus even be interested in providing substantial support for that long? I...Jump to post
Many of the A380 models have never reached their FIRST overhaul period.. they might first have to ascertain what the weight and Thrust load on the wings is to even allow new engines to be hung on it. the airframe might not even make a difference if all the rest is OK from the wing box outwards but ...Jump to post
What’s the thinking behind closing the centre runway? Forgive not overly clear on the technical components I understand making it longer as well as new taxiway exits for traffic to serve the runway to/from the north/south side of the runway. This will also involve a lot of drainage work, and cablin...Jump to post
New engines on existing A380s, that aren't even that old yet, wouldn't be cheap. Nothing needs to be done in the short term, more like 6-8 years away. By that stage I would expect around a 10% TSFC improvement over todays best 70 klb sized engine. By that stage the Trent 900 would have been flying ...Jump to post
Financial benefitsbis not same as a business case. 737 max losses show that. As usual you the split hair because you cannot hadel a word against airbus and the dying a380 The a350 1000 is as big as it gets for the Mr Emirates Clark.... I have made three statements of fact, 1) there is no technical ...Jump to post
FrenchPotatoEye wrote:Business case is another matter which you didn't consider alls.
BoeingVista wrote:Certainly certified but has a single production example ever been built?
Airbus couldn't convince engines makers to make new engine with a business case. Result is a380 production dead. Chances of engines maker coming to rescue when a380 production is over? Nil Don't think any new engines ever produced for out of production civil jet. Wishful to think a38p will get new ...Jump to post
It is not what you posted, great deflection. You said ETOPS has nothing to do with twins, and ETOPS is all we work with in our twin fleets. It a simple statement of fact, prior to 2007 ETOPS stood for " E xtended range T win OP eration S approval ", that definition changed in 2007 to be &...Jump to post
Someone is regretting not opening their wallet a bit more when Airbus and RR were offering the 380neo. That option is not closed, there is the technical possibility to hang new engines off the existing airframe via a STC/factory mod. It really comes down to will they get the financial benefits for ...Jump to post
Maybe in your part of the world for now, but here, ETOPS has everything to do with twins, as your original incorrect statement stated. Hmmm, ETOPS on 737 Twin. Hmmmm, don't see any EDTO... What you are saying is simply out of date, the FAA rules changed in 2007 "For the first time, this new ru...Jump to post
Fuling wrote:Perhaps OS knows something you don't.
In the case of the Qatar A350 issue, they could accept the Airbus offer to remediate the aircraft, but are concerned there is a defect that will only surface again, or in other aircraft. They have 13 examples now. Remediation and ongoing maintenance are commercial arrangements, it has nothing to do...Jump to post
So Zeke, this debate comes down to your having already ruled on this case, whereas I am describing the positions of both sides. The information I have posted in this thread comes from the TCC judgement in March. They are the words of the court. And yes the court has ruled already on a number of mat...Jump to post
The court does not agree with any of what you are saying. The cause does not need to be known for the aircraft to returned to service, that is a delaying tactic and doing the exact opposite of what the court put in its judgement. The court wanted progress and ordered QR and Airbus to consult with th...Jump to post
If I'm not mistaken, the A350 also tries automatic engine relights and such. Do you know more? Interesting to learn what A thinks they can handle by pre-defined code and what they shy away from. Is B more conservative with respect to automation/AP scope/computer flying? The 787 was the latest clean...Jump to post
Well, the 777X has been "launched." No, it is not in service, but it certainly is launched. KE and OZ both have lots of experience with the 777. Same could be said for SQ, they had significant 777 experience. The elephant in the room and the reason why Korean buys so much Boeing is they m...Jump to post
Both he and you object to Qatar's position, which means you have already decided it's wrong. I don’t object to all of QRs positions, if they feel they will encounter higher life cycle costs that is a legitimate complaint. I do object to the notion that the aircraft could not be returned to service ...Jump to post
You seem offended by the opinion of the court, mind you they did order QR pay 95% of Airbus costs. The court does not care what QR feels or believes, it wants the dispute resolved, and have handed down an order on what it expects. Can you cite a case where a litigant has disregarded what the court h...Jump to post
QR can write whatever they like in a press release, they can invite everyone to take photos and videos.
It means nothing to the court except a blatant demonstration of contempt towards the order handed down in a case they brought before the court.
If QR keep this up I see the case being dismissed..
Zeke....how many CX 350's have suffered paint defects and how was it resolved ? Just an in-house repaint ? Quite a few, however it was a different mechanism, it was paint peel. Paint peel is when the aerodynamic exposure just lifts the paint from the surface, I saw this mostly starting from the fro...Jump to post
Qatar is not satisfied with the root cause determination provided by Airbus. The judgement handed down in March in the case QR brought against Airbus said nothing about Airbus having to provide a root cause analysis. The judge ordered QR with the assistance of Airbus to engage with the QCAA to lift...Jump to post
So in other words…Airbus did not provide your airline an aircraft with equipment that does not meet regulatory requirements aboard and my statement still stands. Absence of fittings is not the same as having non certified equipment on board. OEMs will gladly provide an empty aircraft if the custome...Jump to post
Airbus will want proof of certification before they hand it over to a customer. This isn’t true, you probably don’t remember however at the start of the A350 deliveries there were worldwide problems with interior suppliers, particularly seats, we accepted many unfinished aircraft and completed the ...Jump to post
All cabin fittings must be certified and documented as meeting the relevant regulatory requirements (eg G force requirements, flammability requirements, etc) before the aircraft can get its certificate to carry passengers. All “standard” cabin options are are fittings where Airbus has already done ...Jump to post
But as you have pointed out in the past, Airbus must approve the paint, how the paint is applied, and the proper thickness of the the paint. Airbus establishes all of those "in service tolerance levels." But now, allegedly, Airbus has ignored their own " in service tolerance levels&q...Jump to post
So Airbus violated their own "in service tolerance levels" by applying paint too thickly at the airlines' request? The livery and type of paint used is a customer option. It is like saying why would Airbus ever agree non standard cabin modifications, because the customer requested it and ...Jump to post
I doubt that the QC department at Airbus would let the plane out the paint shop, regardless of the customer's willingness to accept it as is. It would violate many aspects of ISO standards. Excessive thickness does not mean you exceed the spec. It means you didnt meet the spec; you failed. Is there...Jump to post
Looking at the Photo? QR Has a point but only to make Airbus Pay for a complete Paint job with the prep needed for the repair And? They should supply a full crew to Observe the Prep and the paint job. to KNOW how and why the prep was needed. This is NOT a normal occurrence in aircraft paint.Aircraf...Jump to post
This would be a slap in the face after the 2 CEOs had just met for the IATA AGM. I can only reason that the 2 sides are still so far apart in their communication that QR needed this to swing settlement talks closer to their favour. It also appears not to be following the judgement handed down in Ma...Jump to post
You could only interfere with gauges if you able to access the cable running between the engines for example and the piece of avionics that drives the gauges. To do that you need to be not in the aircraft cabin. These data busses are not new tech, they are very old reliable tech that only allows so...Jump to post
You could only interfere with gauges if you able to access the cable running between the engines for example and the piece of avionics that drives the gauges. To do that you need to be not in the aircraft cabin. These data busses are not new tech, they are very old reliable tech that only allows som...Jump to post
There was nothing between them, not even a thinnest condom. You cannot get data without some connection. You are reading my posts on this forum without a direct connection to the device I am posting from, you cannot tell what I am reading, what I am doing, or control my device by reading a post. Th...Jump to post
Why flight data is available to IFE at all? Apparently, when 737 systems were designed, IFE wasn't a real thing. Boeing providing information by redesigning whatever their computing units are called - certified, extremely important units - just to please the pax is totally unlikely. So why the data...Jump to post
So you arguments boil down to this guy uses incorrect terminology hence cannot be right. No, because he was caught lying red handed. He tweeted in flight he was on an aircraft and was going to set off the passenger oxygen EICAS. After the United 737 landed, he was arrested, they seized and listed a...Jump to post
If my memory serves me right, flight control story was about 757 or 767. At least the story I have in mind was about a newer generation one. Not new enough to be designed with paranoiac data security thoughts, but new enough to have significant computing on board. "no direct link" may be ...Jump to post
That is a good tough question. Of course, I have no rock solid answer for you - such things are generally not becoming public until there is gross problem, like it happened with MCAS. However, my strong impression is that certification system, like any system designed to impose a set of fixed requi...Jump to post
There was a case of a computer engineer who did manage, apparently, to access more than he should have been able to: https://www.wired.com/2015/05/feds-say-banned-researcher-commandeered-plane/ What he claimed he could do on a real aircraft just is not possible. The IFE is an independent network, i...Jump to post
Take the Panasonic eX2 as an example, it would take in information like: Door (Any doors opened for pre-recorded announcements) Engine Running (The speakers will be MUCH louder with engine running) Air/Ground information (inhibites any system servicing) Oxygen Deploy (Pre-recorded announcements to ...Jump to post
I think the IFE gets GPS information only. When we fly on standard QNH it will seem a bit off that the IFE altitude is displaying something like 36143 feet. GPS altitude is actual altitude over mean sea level. Flight levels, on the other hand, vary in actual altitude depending on the current pressu...Jump to post
This law wasn’t even being talked about when the MAX was launched back in 2011, the NG didn’t have it and has not needed it so why would Boeing spend a large amount of money to add it to the MAX and lose commonality? Makes no sense. Isn’t is a standard safety feature required under the FARs for a l...Jump to post
Congress also created this mess. They have underfunded and understaffed the FAA. They imposed an artificial deadline for getting the 737 Max 7 and 10 certified with the same cockpit as the the Max 8 and 9. There is a really good chance that the chair of the committee that passed the bill and oppose...Jump to post
Very strange story here. Hope the person wins this. https://www.azfamily.com/2022/06/06/lawsuit-american-airlines-wrongly-identified-arizona-man-burglar-he-spent-17-days-jail/ A man spent 17 days in jail due to AA wrongly identifying him as a burglar at DFW in 2020. I think the article is poorly wr...Jump to post
I think the key to this is understanding which aircraft use a hydraulic to fuel heat exchanger.
I have used many external hydraulic kidneys especially on earthmoving equipment to drive the hydraulic system, we had a couple of inline filters to clean the metal out of the system.
Perfectly allowed is a stretch, grammatically and from a policy perspective. It does lend itself to this sort of situation. JFK-FCO really is the kind of route that should be 3 crew. Under EASA FTLs the maximum FDP would be 11 hours unknown state of acclimatisation, and 12 hrs if acclimatised assum...Jump to post
Want to reduce the shortage? Pay a wage that makes retirees want to come back, and pay a wage that makes the high cost of education and training worth the time and effort for new pilots. Do what other employers do. Sweeten the pot until you've met your staffing goals. Just imagine asking doctors ap...Jump to post
We hear so much about the pilot shortage which was of course exacerbated by the many pilots who took early retirement. In many industries, retired workers can come back as contractors if there is a need. Is there any reason why retired pilots (who are not yet 65) could not come back to the airline ...Jump to post
Something is wrong with the media reports. Sure, the FO could have been on a rest break, but what about the relief FO who should have been in the right seat? I don't know the Italian rules well, but I cannot believe that any airline would let a working pilot do a "controlled rest" in the ...Jump to post