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by zeke
Thu May 12, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 109031

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

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...

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by zeke
Mon May 09, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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 ...

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by zeke
Mon May 09, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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by zeke
Mon May 09, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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by zeke
Sun May 08, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Sun May 08, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 3348

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

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) ...

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by zeke
Sun May 08, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8226

Re: Why do we "check in?"

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...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8226

Re: Why do we "check in?"

We don’t leave 20% of our connecting pax behind. We would typically have more passengers rejected by immigration than by missed connections.

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 flight control airworthiness directive
Replies: 20
Views: 7134

Re: A350 flight control airworthiness directive

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...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8226

Re: Why do we "check in?"

From check in data you get passenger weights and baggage weights, that is recorded in the system even for connecting passengers.

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8226

Re: Why do we "check in?"

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...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vale jbaxt61 - James Baxter
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Vale jbaxt61 - James Baxter

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 (...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8226

Re: Why do we "check in?"

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...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Fri May 06, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 not showing on FR24
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: A340 not showing on FR24

This happens after they have a wash, when they get dirty they are easier to see without FR24.

Older A340s needed about 2.5 million each frame to rewire them to get ADS-B installed.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 3348

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Do airlines ever put a sign in the cockpit indicating whether or not an aircraft is equipped for ETOPS?


The aircraft technical log will indicate if there is any reduction in the capability of the aircraft.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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.


Pretty sure the JQ 787s didnt have crew rests in them when delivered.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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.


I believe 3K/JQ also flew SIN-CNS, that where Silk got the idea.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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 ...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

Re: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777

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.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 14313

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

Fixinthe757 wrote:
The China Southern 738 had both its entire wings depart while in a nose dive!! Not exactly the same


That is not true, just a winglet was found 10 km from the crash site.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

32andBelow wrote:
The pilots. There aren’t reliefs pilots on 5-6 hour flights


No reason there could not be one.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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 ...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible A220 Range Increase - Breeze Airways
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Possible A220 Range Increase - Breeze Airways

Might be the same number just one is maximum range to hold a 200 nm alternate and contingency/reserve where the other is the max range without an alternate.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 14905

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

BoeingGuy wrote:
Any pilots here have a guess why he had so much difficulty de-rotating?


Pretty common on jets that with increase in thrust, spoilers extending etc can result in a pitch up

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

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...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

Spacepope wrote:
The brilliant idea of replacing traffic transatlantic en masse with narrowbodies will help solve the belly space oversupply issue easily.


That is not going to happen.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 147
Views: 22940

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Oh California...you're such a constant source of joy & amusement. There's no way this would make it to SCOTUS...heck this wouldn't make it to the Federal appeals court. Duty regs are set by the FAA. Period. Now ground service personnel may be impacted by state laws...but if it flies, it's Fed. ...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 14313

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

spottingBOG wrote:
Wow. Never saw an aircraft lose a winglet mid-air before. Will be interesting to see how this goes for Embraer or whoever designed/installed them.

Enviado desde mi SM-G780G mediante Tapatalk


The China Southern 738 crash had its winglet depart the aircraft as well.

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 36
Views: 21243

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

NTSB preliminary report has been released https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/104938/pdf It would appear from the witness report the aircraft had commenced a climb again for a missed approach On April 13, 2022, about 0832 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 2...

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

Still cannot agree with you, there was heaps of 744s available for conversions, lots of locations, did not make the program successful because there was too much belly space available on passenger aircraft.

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

Re: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777

Hi Mario,

Not sure how long it took you to make that post, it is very difficult to read with all of the embedded pictures. Would you be able to post that again without the manufacturers logos etc ?

Thank you

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8655

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

Bees CAN survive the Alaska winter (and I believe more and more "amateur hive" keepers are attempting to do so) given the correct care and procedures. It's by now means a sure thing, with geographic location playing a big part, but it is done and more frequently than you might surmise. Th...

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

Similar happened on the 737NG, prices dropped as the market factored in the MaX, when the MAX was grounded it reversed. These 77W conversions are not instant, it will take a couple of years to build and certify them by that stage passenger traffic will have rebounded and the 77X should be entertaine...

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by zeke
Tue May 03, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

lightsaber wrote:
The insanely low prices of 77W stock is shifting the market.


I think this is short term, with the delays in the 77X it will mean that many 77Ws will remain in service for a few more years.

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by zeke
Tue May 03, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

But transpacific pax traffic isn't coming back anything like it was before. Before the pandemic With China and Japan still closed, that is understandable. Transpacific freight is generally one way, passenger flights can get revenue both directions. We all know that the passengers in the front of th...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80440

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

How long have QF had those slots for? Prior to the rise of the ME3 QF used to have four daily 744 into LHR, via BKK, SIN, HKG- project sunrise perfectly allows QF to tap back into that yielding traffic. They have had the slots for a long long time. Couple of years ago on one of these sunrise thread...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 8043

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

With life getting back to normal in a post covid world, we will see more and more freight end up under floor on passenger aircraft.

The demand for these conversations will decrease, the silly money for air freight will end

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 3761

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

Zeke, already explained to you the practice here in the US and the FAA stance on the matter. In the case of the US does. If you have a issue on the matter, you can always contact a POI or regional FSDO on the matter. FAA logging of flight time isn’t clear as mud, just like their stance of logging P...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific
Replies: 24
Views: 7523

Re: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific

I believe there is an issUe with the older CityFlyer A332s in that they had a light weight floor which may preclude freighter conversion. These floors meant these planes were never able to have the original Skybed J class seats installed. Floor gets replaced anyway snd replaced with the cargo loadi...

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