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by zeke
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12623

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

Supposedly owned by the Bank of Utah. Not sure if that is true. To be N/FAA registered it must be registered by a US citizen, that can either be a natural person or US company. The Bank of Utah is one of the organisations that offers trustee services for foreign persons or companies to legally regi...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Per Seat Mile
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Cost Per Seat Mile

I see much information about airline cost per seat mile on line and in the forum. However, I am interested to know if these numbers assume any freight and allocate and cost to the freight.? On a typical flight from ORD to LAX how much paid freight is generally on board? What percentage of a major a...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31462

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

I'm going to disagree on this being a good time to drop the mask mandate. A group of us after a successful negotiation went out to a pub a week ago (exactly as I type this). No mask wearing and the vendor bought free drinks for their employees, so they outnumbered we the buyers (who doesn't want fr...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31462

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Ah, but the flight crew was enforcing a mandate which was found to unlawful. So was the crew member therefore giving in an instruction for an action which in the current view of the courts has deemed to be the discretion of the passenger? I'm wondering that if this were a case before a judge, and i...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31462

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

For all you armchair lawyers out there...With the ruling that the mask mandate was unlawful, what happens to those pending cases for individuals who were arrested for failing to follow crew instructions while refusing to wear a mask? On the one hand, they did break the law by following the crew ins...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Yeah ignoring what is going on in the cockpit worked out well for OZ214 and EK521

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31462

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

When you have to pay for those tests yourself it quickly becomes a very big inconvience. Charging 100 USD per test is common. The rules where I am not allowed to leave home for 3 days following a trip until I get my day 3 negative PCR test result back. So I often do pay for that test to get my free...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

My still stands though, it’s not often where you will encounter a SID, departure profile, etc where climb performance critical. If it is, I am positive is well covered in your company ops bulletins, charts, and well brief prior to pushing. We use the same procedures everywhere regardless. I’ve seen...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31462

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

This will be interesting to see how applied. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/18/politics/cdc-mask-mandate-ruling/index.html "A federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods. US District Judge Kathryn Kimball ...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

But I think you are definitely reaching here considering that majority of wide body aircraft even when heavy operate in many places where climb performance isn’t necessarily critical to a point where where maintaining pitch to the 1/2 on the dot. You would be surprised, most operators require the u...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Jep, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5. Not 1.5, not 3.5, not 5.5 and so on. As usual, you are taking a very specific example where your argument fits and ignore that we were talking about a super normal, super standard all engine departure where it would be a miracle, that specific pitch needed for that day, ...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

And Zeke, sorry, but nobody flies to 1/2 degree of pitch accuracy. Simply because most aircraft don’t show a resolution on the horizon useful for flying it with 1/2 degree accuracy. Any A320/A330 will have demonstrated that skill when engine out, the target pitch attitude is 12.5 deg, the PFD pitch...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

The crew did nothing wrong, this was unknown hence the reason for the notice to all operators. FDs are specifically certified to be reliable in that phase of flight for a LVO takeoff or a rejected landing off a Cat 3 approach. You have no business saying crew should ignore FDs, with these large airc...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 17, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

This is not an issue with an airlines SOP nor an issue with the pilots, hence the reason this was sent out to all 787/777 operators. I did not have a go at Boeing, I challenged the credibility of someone saying that FDs should not be used for takeoff. You said “ regardless of automation config, one ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

I don’t see how personal reference is relevant when the recent EK incident was not in LVO conditions. Hence my comment about normal takeoff sequences. It doesn’t matter, the training is to revert to the PFD and FD straight away, the technique is the sane day,night, LVO. Their company requirement al...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Aaron747 wrote:
Fair enough - but task saturated or not, basic airmanship should also ensure that regardless of automation config, one does not follow the flight director to the horizon in a normal takeoff sequence. Like, ever.


Let me guess, the number of LVO takeoffs you have performed is zero ?

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by zeke
Sat Apr 16, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 48
Views: 6474

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Thanks for proving the point. ETOPS has everything to do with twins. Nope, the T in ETOPS does not mean twins, it used to some time ago, the rules were changed. ETOPS now means “extended operations”, it is no longer stands for “extended twin engine operations”. Under the new ETOPS rules a MD-11 and...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes

https://flightsimroutes.files.wordpress ... routes.pdf
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JakobFB wrote:
I don't really have access to any real charts/procedures - If anyone has some that they are able to share that would be appreciated!


Happy Easter

See https://flightsimroutes.files.wordpress ... routes.pdf

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by zeke
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes

I have too wondered how this profile is construed - reaching FL140 within the time oxygen generators are working and continuing on FL140 for 30 minutes without oxygen is quite understandable. What I don’t quite understand are these intermediate stops for a few minutes (FL290 and FL250 in the exampl...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes

Hello, I'm trying to understand how altitudes are corrected during emergency descents where obstacles are present, and temperature and QNH is below ISA. I've been looking at an emergency descent profile from an Airbus FCOM that gives a total of 2.5 min until FL290 needs to be reached, 7 min until F...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5029

Re: airplane gliding

Be surprised. The Boeing Dual Eng Fail/Stall checklists do not give any kind of gliding guidance to the crew. The checklist assumes you get at least one engine started and have a nice day. There is no branch of the checklist for what to do in case you don't get an engine started. Interesting, not s...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 285
Views: 69812

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

It sounds like Airbus really wants to be done with Qatar. See Bloomberg (highlights and [comments] are mine) “It would be an extraordinary injunction that forced hostile parties to cooperate and Airbus to produce aircraft under the threat of contempt for almost a decade,” Tolaney [Airbus lawyer] sa...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5029

Re: airplane gliding

Modern jetliners like the 777 have at least a 20:1 glide ratio. The 787 glide ratio is supposedly so high it’s proprietary information. I don’t know the exact number. I assume Airbus models are equally efficient. The rule of thumb that I’ve heard is 2 miles gliding for every 1000 of altitude loss, ...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 36
Views: 10376

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

That plant looks from Google Maps to sit right square in the approach to 20. Disorientation from coming out of the clouds into the snow? Wind doesn't look terrible. Maybe did not adjust for the cold weather The fuselage looks relatively intact from the photos, which lead me to believe it was a surv...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14994

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Cannot read the second link, is this related to the EK takeoff and low level off out of DXB ?

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by zeke
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429100

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Amen to that, @litz. Oddly enough, today, a notorious non-fatal incident which occurred in April, 1979 was brought to my attention; they lost ~34,000 ft in 63 seconds. Evidently there is a "Smithsonian Channel" episode dedicated to the topic but for the masses here is the wikipedia entry ...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines 253 seats A350 do SIN-NYC mission if they are 280T variant?
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

Re: Can Singapore Airlines 253 seats A350 do SIN-NYC mission if they are 280T variant?

I was addressing domestic or foreign carriers doing that route under 121 or 129, none would require 45 minutes reserve, and none would require a fixed percentage of the total trip fuel for contingency.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines 253 seats A350 do SIN-NYC mission if they are 280T variant?
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

Re: Can Singapore Airlines 253 seats A350 do SIN-NYC mission if they are 280T variant?

N1120A wrote:

IFR aircraft landing in the US require 45 minutes reserve plus whatever they need for an alternate.


This is incorrect, neither for for domestic part 121., or foreign Part 129 jet aircraft, reserve is 30 minutes holding at 1500’ after conducting the missed approach.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Certification Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 3262

Re: Aircraft Certification Problems

Boeing suffered major consequences due to the culture and bad decisions. I don't think they should continue to be punished for bad decisions made 10 years ago or more recent decisions made by people who are no longer at Boeing. There is no doubt that the FAA needed to have more direct oversight for...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429100

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

DeltaMD90

Here here, well said.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 5558

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

400 is not uncommon, 150 on the A330 is very low after landing. It is okay for them to absorb energy.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines, including SU
Replies: 23
Views: 6335

Re: EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines, including SU

Additionally, if Turkey and the Emirates recognize the new Russian registration of aircraft "formerly" owned by EU or US lessors, there's no legal recourse, as the registrations will not show the leasing companies as the rightful owners. The certificate of registration does not indicate o...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines, including SU
Replies: 23
Views: 6335

Re: EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines, including SU

As long as countries like Turkey and the UAE continue to profit from the war by allowing Russian carriers to land at their airports and permit their own carriers to operate to Russia, none of what the EU are doing to block Russian carriers will significantly restrict the ability of Russians to trav...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Certification Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 3262

Re: Aircraft Certification Problems

The FAA became lax which led to the terrible MCAS design getting certified. Now the FAA has gone too far in the other direction and it is creating certification gridlock. The MAX 7 is just a shrink of the MAX 8 and it was used as the test bed for MAX 8 and MAX 9 recertification but it still isn't c...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429100

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

But they had lots of time to declare an emergency. Even just pushing the button and saying "Mayday Mayday China Eastern 5735 going down " would have sped rescue efforts. Who said they didn’t ? Be like trying to aide the rescue a grasshopper that hit a windshield at 70 mph. Seriously, in f...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA' s Role in Today' s World
Replies: 19
Views: 3095

Re: IATA' s Role in Today' s World

Lots of LCCs (e.g. AirAsia, Jetstar etc) are IOSA qualified but not IATA members themselves. In the case of Jetstar they come under Qantas Group Safety that do the safety auditing and FOQA etc. Jetstar use the IATA billing and settlement system, IATA travel pass etc. Being a 100% subsidiary of Qant...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Location of data plate on Airbus aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

Re: Location of data plate on Airbus aircraft

Where is the data plate (which identifies the aircraft's build number, year etc..) located on Airbus aircraft? On Boeing aircraft it is located on the frame of the forward left entrance door. I seem to remember them being on the top of the frame rather than the side, need to look up. Thought the ru...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429100

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

As for the NTSB - so because they are damaged, the NTSB automatically reviews? Yes, it's been widely reported the chips had to be repaired, but previously it was said that the manufacturer was repairing - nothing about the NTSB then. The NTSB is the conduit, everything that involves a product certi...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 09, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429100

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Also I would point out that Mr Gryder only suggested the supposed flight deck crew 'mismatch' and the alleged history of his suggested perpetrator as a 'fitting' possible motive. There is only a mismatch if you are looking for a mismatch. Fact is the FO was almost 60, he cannot be the PIC under ICA...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429100

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-eastern-plane-crash-us-ntsb-flight-mu5735-black-boxes-boeing-737/ Appears that China is saying they'll have a preliminary investigation report within 30 days of the crash. Would this be expected to be released publicly to some extent, or does this just mean an int...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 5558

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

Correct for Airbus

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31910

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Yup. It happens quite often to get the siren blaring at you when you extended the final landing flap too quickly, while the gear is still in transit. Quote annoying IMO…. The same goes for go-around when the gear is selected up with flaps still in landing position. How very odd, your not busy enoug...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31910

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

From Volume 2, section 15, Warning Systems, of the B777 FCOM for multiple airlines: Landing Configuration Warning The landing configuration warning system alerts the crew the landing gear is not extended for landing. The EICAS warning message CONFIG GEAR is displayed if: • the airplane is in flight...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 5558

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

Max auto brake is a takeoff setting, not used for landing

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31910

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

The warning is not there to tell you that you are immediately about to fall out of the sky, but to remind you not to forget to retract the flaps (or extend gear) as there are few times you need to be flying in such a configuration. So tell me what is the EICAS message produced fir this warning ? Ju...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31910

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Tell me one reason why a 777 cannot fly with landing flap and gear up ?

GPWS will give a warning around 750 ft for gear not being down, “too low gear”

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 285
Views: 69812

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

Changing maintenance planning manuals as a result of in service experience is a fundamental cornerstone of MSG-3 (maintenance steering group 3) which has been in use since the 1970s. These changes are done by the Maintenance Review Board, which in the case of the A350 is lead by EASA. These changes ...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31910

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Latest from an inside source: - Wrong approach selected in the FMC (common) - Autopilot left engaged for far too long in the approach (habitual) - Trying to overcome the autopilot without disconnecting it (common) - Hasty and embarrassed go-around causes gear to be retracted before flaps (a quarter...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why A330 P2F but no A340 P2F
Replies: 19
Views: 2591

Re: Why A330 P2F but no A340 P2F

cpd wrote:

That’s quite elegant, has this actually been installed on any aircraft yet for testing? Or just on paper so far?


Not aware of any orders

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by zeke
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31910

Re: AF 011 go around

As for the language issue, it is common, though not ideal that locals speak in their native language to ground control. And yes, ICAO includes French as an official language. I recall crew speaking Schwizertütsch in Zurich (very rarely, mind you) and French in Geneva (less rarely) to GC. I do agree...

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