Hawaiian absolutely does have Complete Fleet for their A330, and have had it since 2009. This is why you see A330s go to MSP for C-Checks, for the heavy checks, DL subs out to SASCO in SIN. You are talking past tense, SIAEC does it now. Jim Landers, senior vice president, Technical Operations at Ha...Jump to post
CX closed its oversees bases and most if not all of the pilots in those bases were denied visas to live in HK, which effectively means that these pilots lose their jobs. They will be entitled to redundancy payments, but it is a bitter way to lose one's career. I can't help wondering if CX knew (or ...Jump to post
I get your point, one could argue it's on the extreme outer edge of Toowoomba. Admittedly at 20 km it's further out than I thought when I made that post. I thought it was around 10-12 km. But then even if you counted it as Toowoomba it probably still qualifies at ~135k Toowoomba does have its own l...Jump to post
vhqpa wrote:zeke wrote:WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295.
If we're going down that road may as well add:
SYD in Mascot, NSW (pop 14,772)
MEL in Tullamarine, VIC (pop 6,605)
You need a crane to swop the nose cowl, exhaust etc. Regarding the leak, if it’s not internal replacement parts/seals are needed. You can’t just bodge some sealant and hope for the best. The inlet cowl is 500 lb, and the exhaust 550 lb, seen it all done manually before, even the engine being lifted...Jump to post
How did all that gear unloaded ? I ask as do we know if MDY has cargo loaders that 1) reach the belly cargo holds 2) reach the main deck ? You would assume there are available forklifts on the island, but are they big enough to reach the main deck of a freighter to unload an engine ? Without these ...Jump to post
I guess that never happens, for safety reasons. You don't want any device using specified port/socket to be able to plug in. Cheers, Adam EFBs have different classes, they tend not to connect to the FMS, rather have something like a serial data in stream from the FMS (FMS does not care if the EFB i...Jump to post
777Mech wrote:Engine windmilled over 60 minutes.
Oil leak sounds like something that can be managed using hand tools and some lifts. I would be inclined to ask to see if they can apply sealant as a temporary fix, fill the oil up and fly it somewhere non revenue where a more permanent repair can be made. I very much doubt any cranes, lifts, etc fo...Jump to post
WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295.Jump to post
That equivalent would be A320.5 A32XNeo is selling well - Ok. But why not selling even better? Who of us is really believing that an A320.5 on offer would not gain a huge amount of orders, pressuring Boeing even more? Margins on narrow bodies are not going to be like widebodies, it’s probably going...Jump to post
For a neophyte like me, it looks like the Boeing 737MAX offers a better incremental length than the A32XNEO. The question is why Airbus didn’t use the opportunity of A32XNEO rework to also slightly lengthen A319 and, if A322 would be too early, at least add an A320.5 Airbus offers something like 45...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but still, a lot of this discussion of the LMXT/KC-y requirement is around efficiency. Let’s just get some remembrance of some old SAC decisions dealing with this (and automation/other savings) with the KC-135’s from clear back in the late 70’s. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-...Jump to post
I doubt the flight will be non-stop due to CASA's requirements for operations below 60Degrees South. A splash & go at CHC would seem reasonable, even allowing for NZ paranoia over COVID. The following is a reply I posted in the Aussie Aviation group earlier today which covers the same topic: qf...Jump to post
At the end of the day there is nothing incorrect with the aforementioned distances; they are just in a denomination you would prefer not to use. Except they made no reference to statute miles, this is an aviation forum, not a North American automotive forum. As to the distances, it clearly states &...Jump to post
On October 5, QANTAS is planning to operate a one time non stop flight between Buenos Aires EZE and Darwin; Australia, with a 787-9, over a distance of 14,683 kilometers (9,124 miles), which is a record for the Australian company in flights operated with Boeing 787s. The purpose of the flight is to...Jump to post
Was going to say that the Aussies have been pretty aggressive with their MRTTs and Wedgetails. Definitely brought both of them to the ME fight. This goes without mentioning the rotating F/A-18C and F/A-18F deployments to the sandbox. I truly hope the new AUKUS pact has US F-35s based down under. It...Jump to post
Am wondering how upset airports are (such as my hometown LAX) that spent tens (if not hundreds) of millions of dollars on a380 infrastructure upgrades to terminals, runways to accommodate the now-shuttered a380 program? At least there will be a380 service returning to LAX for the foreseeable future...Jump to post
How much more fuel can it really deliver though, vs. the smaller/lighter KC-46? That’s the biggest question. Even the USAF has determined the A330 has a fair bit more capability, but the chose in the second round not to give points for that extra capability. The real runs on the board the A330 now ...Jump to post
Interesting changes for the A-320 CEO family to prevent false G/S intercept. https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/pitch-moderation-for-older-a320s-to-counter-false-glideslope-effects/145361.article It will not prevent false glideslopes as that is a function of the ground transmitter. The issue is wi...Jump to post
I am not of deep knowledge of the MRTT, but from the base thinking: Using the A330F Cargo door, better the frame section with the door should be possible. Anyone here to know why this shouldn't be possible? The French Air Force with their second order for the MRTT with a main deck cargo door. It is...Jump to post
Frontline/NYT errs here by not explaining that there is a difference between a mainline pilot in the United States which at the time of design of the 737Max had minimum requirements of: At least 23 years old Hold commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating Pass ATP knowledge and practical t...Jump to post
At least this is step in the right direction. I want all of the the "330 MRTT is a more betterer airplane!" guys on this forum offer to buy me a beer for every EU nation sourced sortie a USAF tanker or airlift mission supports in the next 24 months, until I need a liver transplant. The Au...Jump to post
I flew A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-600 and A350-900 all as a common fleet. There is no difficulty difference between them. The A340-600 did handle like a much bigger aircraft, which it was at 368t MTOW, and had to be operated accordingly. But it wasn’t more difficult. Echo those sentiments, ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Design is in Toulouse, everyone thinks of the Airbus as French, HQ is in France.
Over 540 MAXes and 1900 A320neos delivered; is that what you call "not many around"??? It would be less than 15% of the NB fleet worldwide, and passengers have no choice on the equipment they travel on. Then there is the simple fact the max was grounded for some time, and still remains gr...Jump to post
bigb wrote:Both are very quiet. I’ve been riding, on Maxes a lot lately and actually enjoy.
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I just read that the US-AU freight market is red hot. How much cargo can QF carry on the A380 LAX-SYD/MEL? I assume the US3 and Virgin Australia's A350/777/787 can carry more. I heard that the A380 is freight limited compared to the 777. If you read that somewhere it would have been very useful to ...Jump to post
The A330NEO is a reengined A330 with aero improvements. Certified & in production. Long sunk non recurring costs, attractive pricing. Low risk in the middle of the twin aisle market. I think one of the lesser discussed points regarding the Airbus FBW aircraft is that developments on one type fl...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Sponsored by Nintendo?
That's not really a function of Iran Air being willing to take delivery, but of Airbus being seen as violating U.S. sanctions.
The whole 777X production line upgrade from the beginning was designed so they could build 777Xs and current 777s alongside each other on the exact same line. That wasn’t done so Boing can continue to sell 77L/77Ws. So you can point to where they have outlined that ? I had thought the 77X was being...Jump to post
Polot wrote:The intention was always to sell it along side the 777X until a 777XF was ready.
We couldn't legally load the aircraft up to over 340.2 tonnes even if we wanted to. They could on those GECAS leased aircraft, all they would need to do is to issue a crew notice in Comply365 as the actual airworthiness limit is higher. They won’t do that as there are more efficient aircraft in the...Jump to post
I didn't say it used the engine mount. The A330 wing still strengthened where the outboard engines of the A340 would have been mounted. One of the difficulties in Boeing developing ,the KC-46 was having to strengthen the wings to allow hose and drogue pods to be attached. Where the pods are install...Jump to post
I can think of one big reason why the A330neo can't be used as a base model for a tanker. The neo does away with all the provisions in the A330 wing to have two engines rather than one. The places where engines 1 and 4 would go on an A340 are the locations for hard points where hose and drogue port...Jump to post
Yeah, I told you it's reduced for cost. Literally what I told you. Do you regularly bust your FCOM stated limits, do you? I'll go tell my tech manager that you know more. Cheers. A number of aircraft we operate have multiple MTOWs, some even variable MTOWs. Each of our 77Ws for example have 3 MTOWs...Jump to post
You're posting the manufacturing specifications. You are aware that airlines reduce MTOW of various airframes to save on aeronautical charges, right? I can assure you that the British Airways 777 FCOM is correct, especially given that it is a CAA approved document. You don't routinely ignore your F...Jump to post
No they're not. Unless you know more than BA's own 777 FCOM :roll: https://ibb.co/5rv6ryC What I posted is correct, reference https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/ eg STBB (one of the leased GECAS aircraft, this is the data corresponding to the CAA certificate of airworthiness for the particular airfr...Jump to post
But BA use 340.2 tonnes as MTOW for the 77W. The four GECAS ones are 351534 kg, eg STBB, that operated JNB-LHR on Aug 31. Ultimately the JNBs of the world are too niche for manufacturers to focus on. Outside airlines are not going to base entire fleet decisions on one or two destinations like JNB, ...Jump to post
Not disputing your numbers but it begs an obvious question. The 777 killed the A340 in sales and the 346 never gained any traction versus the 77W. The A346 sold a total of 97 frames and the entire A340 family sold 375. And yet the operator based out of JNB almost exclusively flew quads long haul, i...Jump to post
Last time I flew out of JNB our RTOW was at the MTOW. 77W MTOW is around 350 tonnes, trip fuel JNB-LHR is around 90 tonnes, 10:30 flight time, that makes a landing weight around 260 tonnes. MLW of the 77W is around 250 tonnes. BA does not plan on landing their aircraft 10 tonnes above MLW. When I d...Jump to post
What are the numbers? I understand the 77W faces some heavy restrictions due to it being twin engined and it’s tire speed limits, but I find it hard to be believe that it is so restricted that a ~75t lower MTOW A343 can lift more payload when you have (had) airlines using the 77W on routes like JNB...Jump to post
When I flew into LHR a few weeks ago there was no line to use the e-gates and nobody checked any of my COVID documents. I was through immigration in about 5 minutes. Are they just selectively checking documents? I don't understand how there could be these huge queues based on my experience. I don’t...Jump to post
BA777FO wrote:The 77W also has just about the best performance to payload ratio out of the hot and high destinations like JNB and GRU back to London.
Average speed around 100kts. Indicated airspeed was 110, 120, however, something that surprised me is that my airspeed was very low at altitude (12,000feet), like maybe 95 or 90. Sounds like you were around 65% power Working the flight backwards (253 minutes total) Circuit time - 5 minutes 1 gallon...Jump to post
I had a long flight flying in a PA28, 1976 Piper Archer II 180PS. The flight included a 23minute climb from 6,000ft to 12,000ft, and staying at 12,000ft for 50 minutes. Total flight time was 4h13 minutes because of a detour and having to avoid a lot of clouds. At 12,000ft, I leaned the mixture. I w...Jump to post
I had a quick question on the 300ER. We hear constantly about the reliability of the 300ER and how such a great aircraft it is etc. It’s not the most efficient out there anymore but airlines still love it. What makes the 300ER so good besides the efficiency. People say it’s reliable but aren’t most...Jump to post