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by Qb001
Wed Jun 21, 2000 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short Take-off
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Short Take-off

I was at YUL this afternoon, looking at the activities over there while lunching in my car. And on two occasions I saw Dash-8 turning short on runway 24R at approx mid-length (24R is 11000 feet or 3350 meters) and taking off from there. How is this procedure carried out ? I mean it is probably grant...

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by Qb001
Tue Jun 20, 2000 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Types - Best And Worst Fuel Efficiency?
Replies: 5
Views: 10980

RE: Aircraft Types - Best And Worst Fuel Efficiency?

I doubt you'll ever get an answer to that question as there are approximately 3846534637848 ways to figure out fuel efficiency. Of those, a/c manufacturers always pick the one that favors their a/c. I guess it's normal business practice. Anyhow, as an anecdote, a few years ago Lufthansa had a public...

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by Qb001
Fri Jun 16, 2000 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Info About The New Airbus330-100
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

RE: Need Info About The New Airbus330-100

I doubt the 331 will ever see the day. When you "shrink" an a/c, it loses some of its effeciency, i.e. its empty weight becomes too important. Airbus admits that this is a problem with the 318 (it makes sense for an airline to buy 318 if it already operates some 319,320,321; otherwise, most airlines...

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by Qb001
Tue Jun 13, 2000 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MLS Approaches
Replies: 4
Views: 3166

RE: MLS Approaches

That is fine in theory. But in practice, it's another story. In a nutshell, MLS has been dumped. I do not recall the exact technical reason as to why, but MLS will not be implemented. On the ICAO website, I found this : "The current strategy for the application of non-visual aids to approach and lan...

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by Qb001
Fri Jun 09, 2000 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Future Of Air Transport
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

RE: The Future Of Air Transport

Liquid hydrogen. It is feasable to power an airplane with that fuel. And hydrogen reserves are virtually unlimited since it is extracted from water. And once burned, it is returned to its water state. I know Lockheed was seriously considering that option years ago, for the L-1011. That being said, t...

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by Qb001
Thu Jun 01, 2000 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Production Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

RE: Production Question

It even goes further nowadays as subcontractors are not simple subcontractors anymore, but partners. That is they are involved from the start of a project and they have to take their share of risks. At least, that's how Bombardier is doing its business.

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by Qb001
Mon May 29, 2000 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating A Tupolev 214
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

RE: Operating A Tupolev 214

There are three reasons why western airlines don't buy russian-built planes. 1- As you mentionned, spare parts supply is a major concern. 2- These planes are not very efficient in terms of fuel consomption (though they are quit ruggedized; every russian plane is built with military potential). 3- Se...

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by Qb001
Fri May 12, 2000 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner "powerbacks"
Replies: 30
Views: 3158

RE: Airliner

I wrote : "a bit more forward thrust was applied on engine 2, ...". I think it's a mistake.

To make it very clear : left engine was on reversers and a bit more thrust was applied on right engine. I don't know about the tail engine.

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by Qb001
Thu May 11, 2000 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner "powerbacks"
Replies: 30
Views: 3158

RE: Airliner "powerbacks"

A pilot friend of mine used to do that while flying a Twin Otter in northern Canada. They would even apply the brakes on one wheel to turn it around while backing! It's not exactly the same, but maybe some pilot here could confirm, or not, my impression. I was once in a L1011-200 in a small cuban ai...

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by Qb001
Wed May 10, 2000 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas?
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Aerolineas Argentinas?

According to "Les Echos" newspaper : "Dix ans après sa privatisation, les actionnaires espagnols préparent un sévère plan de sauvetage pour éviter la faillite de la compagnie argentine." Which means : "Ten years after is privatisation, spanish shareholders are preparing a severe rescue plan to avoid...

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by Qb001
Wed May 10, 2000 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Capacity
Replies: 0
Views: 1391

Airport Capacity

I read an article yesterday in a Montreal newspaper in which it was written that YUL could handle up to 77 flights an hour. I wonder how it's calculated ? YUL has 3 runways, which are : 9600 * 200 for 06R/24L 11000 * 200 for 06L/24R 7000 * 150 for 10/28. The parallel runways (06/24) are at least 1 m...

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by Qb001
Wed May 10, 2000 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Determining Traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

RE: Determining Traffic

I would say your answer lacks specifics... Exactly what is holding short ???

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by Qb001
Wed May 10, 2000 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Determining Traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Determining Traffic

I read an article today in a Montreal newspaper in which it was written that YUL could handle up to 77 flights an hour. I wonder how it's calculated ? YUL has 3 runways, which are : 9600 * 200 for 06R/24L 11000 * 200 for 06L/24R 7000 * 150 for 10/28. Could someone tell me the "formula" they use to c...

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by Qb001
Wed May 10, 2000 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Could Join AF/DL Alliance:-O
Replies: 20
Views: 3023

RE: BA Could Join AF/DL Alliance:-O

Here is the lead from "Les Echos" newspaper as available on their web site (translation follows) : "British Airways pourrait décider, dans les prochaines semaines, de se séparer d'American Airlines pour se joindre au couple Air France-Delta Air Lines. Après quatre années d'union décevante avec la co...

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by Qb001
Tue May 09, 2000 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

RE: MCO

1 - Going thru a boarding security check when you leave is perfectly fine with me. Going thru a boarding security check when you arrive to your final destination doesn't make sense to me at all. Leaving in Montreal, I can tell there are no such things, except maybe if you connect to another flight. ...

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by Qb001
Tue May 09, 2000 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

MCO

My latest experience : YMX-MCO. Airline : Air Transat. A/C : 752. Didn't quit like the 752, which I was flying for the first time : cabin width is too small; I like the 320 better. Uneventful flights to go and back. The worst part is arriving at MCO. Since I was coming from Canada, we had to go thru...

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Might Air Canada Order A321s In The Future?
Replies: 17
Views: 4395

RE: Might Air Canada Order A321s In The Future?

A318 : I think so; it would fit perfeclty in the fleet, replacing the ageing DC9s. It burns more fuel than the 717, but it has better range and crew training and spare parts maintenance would be minimal since they already have A319 and A320. A321 : Don't think so. AC never felt they had a need for a...

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scariest Moment Flying?
Replies: 33
Views: 2796

RE: Scariest Moment Flying?

I've got two. Back in 1987, on an ooooold DC8 from YMX to FLL. 20 minutes after take-off, we lost pressurization. The pilot dropped the plane from FL20 to FL09 in approx 4 minutes. Overhead bins opened up, everything was flying everywhere. We made it back to YMX. We took off 4 hours later. Half the ...

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340NG And 777X Specifications
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

RE: A340NG And 777X Specifications

AC is doing the YUL-LHR route with a 333 (which has a cruise speed similar to that of the 340), BA with a 772. Time difference, according to timetable ? 10 minutes. No big deal to me...

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Bombardier Go On With The BRJ-X?
Replies: 1
Views: 3129

Will Bombardier Go On With The BRJ-X?

Bombardier is studying the possibility of launching a brand new regional jet, project code BRJ-X. This plane would be a 5 seat abreast cabin, carrying up to 115 pax on routes 2400 nm long (ER version). Market seems to be Fokker 28/100 and DC9s replacements. It would also be a direct competitor of th...

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Weird Trend For The 777
Replies: 24
Views: 2640

RE: A Weird Trend For The 777

When an aircraft manufacturer launches a new plane, they usually have a few specific markets in mind. For instance, Boeing had the JFK-LHR route in mind for the 747. ORD-LAX was in the mind of people at MD and Lockheed when they launched the DC-10/L-1011. Europeans were thinking of deserving JFK fro...

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest
Replies: 32
Views: 2193

RE: Northwest

Flied with NW once : YUL-DTW-PBI and back. All DC9's. Didn't find them very comfortable (I'm 6 feet - 1,82 m). Food was terribly bad (as is always the case with US airlines on domestic routes). 3 of these 4 legs were overbooked ! Last leg (DTW-YUL) was delayed 60 minutes because of a window problem....

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by Qb001
Fri Apr 28, 2000 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Any Other U.S Airline Order Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 18
Views: 3760

RE: Will Any Other U.S Airline Order Airbus Widebodies

There are no exclusivity contracts anymore between Boeing and DL/AA/Co and so on. It was a condition imposed by the Europeans in order for them to approve the Boeing/MD merge. Airlines operating north pacific routes will take a close look at the 340, because this four-engined can fly shorter routes ...

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