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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63247

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

First was a system malfunction, second was the crew selecting an inappropriate automation mode, which put the automation in an incorrect state so it wasn’t holding their speed for them. Precipitated from the first event was an autothrottle alert like found on the FBW Airbus autothrust. This however...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12040

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

AAMDanny wrote:
It's worth noting CX also has a sizeable crew base at LHR.


Closed recently

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

You are correct, but the pilots were already on the seniority list! They did not jump right into the left seat. I want talking of DEC, just transferred from another type. Lots of total hours, just a little on type. Modern day equivalent would be the OZ accident in SFO, the captain just transferred ...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

VMCA787 wrote:
Not if he was employed by a US carrier. Everyone starts at the same place, the bottom!


The early 1960s is when Northwest introduced the DC8, 720, 707, pilots moved across from aircraft like 377 Stratocruisers to the jets.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 10839

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Fortunate it happened on the ground.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

convair880mfan wrote:
I Am wondering how airlines determine who is going to be a Captain? Is it just seniority as the carrier? Is 150 flying hours on a particular type of aircraft a lot?

Civil Aeronautics Board Accident Report #1-0006.


I would wager he was a captain on another type and recently transferred.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Instead of supporting your statement that no owners of QR’s aircraft have seen issues on other owned A350s, you pivot to criticize QR and suggest that lessors may not work with them… Trashing customers behind their back, particularly those that consistently pay their bills, is not normal practice w...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Pelly wrote:
Thank you for your explanation, I was confused because you brought up lightning strikes a few times in this thread.


The mechanism that caused the initial defect normally has little bearing on how the site is restored.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

That's a pretty narrow and simplistic view of dispute management, IMO. That comment reminds me of a supervisor I once had. There is a school of thought that when dealing with projects the manager overseeing it has to invoke the dispute management process in the contract every time there is a deviat...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Actually, per the direct quote provided by the Reuters article, both AY and QR have experienced more than just "paint peel." There is damage cited to the underlying copper mesh as well. I would assume to properly repair the aircraft per Airbus maintenance guidelines more work would be req...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

The question I was helping to clarify was the state of damage of the aircraft at the various airlines, not about who is grounding their aircraft. I think being able to point to AY as another airline whose A350s have shown damaged mesh and not just paint peel helps QR's court case, so it is on topic...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So we have six airlines (CX, EY, LH, AF, AY, QR) complaining of paint damage, with "at least" two (AY, QR) reporting damaged mesh. Not that I am aware of, many airlines have issues with paint peel, and I can dig up threads on this site from 20 years ago where people ask about paint peel. ...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

But the way I understand the regulations is that the Alternate Fuel needs to meet the legal requirements without considering contingency or any other extra fuel, no matter if it "will" be available (like ETOPS extra). Basically, everything but the Alternate Fuel and Final Reserve Fuel* ca...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

The photos don't represent the visible condition in which QR flew the aircraft. They are taken AFTER intrusive investigation of newly visible surface irregularities, following digging out material under what could be seen on the surface in order to ascertain the extent of the problem. That componen...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63247

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Quick question. Hope someone will answer before our ever-vigilant admins delete (queue GASP!) criticism of Boeing. What kind of an engineer would design a flight director that allows setting take-off power with altitude on zero? No dings? No warnings? Seriously? Again some invisible abbreviation in...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

And QCAA has made it clear that they apparently are unsure if these aircraft meet requirements set out in the certified design in the TCDS, and has grounded the aircraft until repaired. That is exactly what I said, the aircraft are not being maintained as required under the continuing airworthiness...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Polot wrote:
Again, you have no proof that QR did not follow such advice.


The photos, the Qatar CAA grounding them.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

It is fairly obvious from the pictures that there is no possibility of sanding the panels before painting as the copper mesh is the outer most surface when the units are pulled from the molds following autoclaving. It is also apparent that both the copper mesh and any subsequent finishing layers ar...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

You are now assuming QR ignored the degradation. The fact that they took pictures of it, and possibly sent them to Airbus, suggests they didn’t. You don’t know what actions QR took after they snapped the photo. The photos suggest that published procedures were not followed. Even if Airbus was invol...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So if "something" ends up being "every square inch of the aircraft's surface is degraded", just get on with the sanding and patching and be prepared to repeat next inspection interval, move on, nothing to see here... You are being deliberately facetious. The amount of work done ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So if "something" ends up being "every square inch of the aircraft's surface is degraded", just get on with the sanding and patching and be prepared to repeat next inspection interval, move on, nothing to see here... It is normal procedure to prepare every square inch during a r...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

We have no clue of the context behind the pics, ie if some of that paint was manually scrapped off in attempts to assess level of degradation prior to the picture being taken. I’ll also for the third time in this thread point out that when these pictures were first released you said the damage didn...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Read the quote in the Bloomberg article again, the handful is in relation to a single aircraft requiring 900+ patches when QR expect normally only a handful of patches on a single aircraft. Its not an issue of surfaces degrading, its the rate and extent of that degradation. The QR press release als...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

And if QR is following the procedure and yet QR jets are experiencing greater than expected surface degradation then Airbus might be on the hook… Again, what is “acceptable” and “normal” is very debatable. Again that is a big IF, the photos published earlier suggest QR are not doing this. In the ph...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

You are clearly not understanding that rate and degree of acceptable surface degradation is easily up to debate. Unless you can point to an Airbus document that states expected surface degradation on the A350, at different conditions and what operators must do to combat it, and that QR knew about t...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

vastly exceeding the normal handful, Qatar said. So QR know and expect the surface to degrade. I have posted this link from the UAE CAA a couple of times on this thread https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/epublication/admin/Library%20Pdf/Standalone%20GM/GM-06%20-%20GUIDANCE%20MATERIAL%20AIRCRAFT%20PAINTING%...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Having lived in salt heavy northern US, I can assure you rust eating through a body panel within one month is not expected behavior at all. Having lived in Buffalo NY myself, I know rust can develop in a week. And it so common there the dealerships just touch it up and get in with life. People don’...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

I highlighted the key words in your statement. If deterioration is occurring faster than expected and not following expected normal wear or aging expectations than by definition it is defective. Steel rusts. If you buy a brand new car made of steel and the next month it has a huge rust hole on the ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

If there is a known high likelihood that it will become defective it may be ruled defective from the start. All aircraft exterior surface finishes deteriorate over time, that is not a defect. It is known are wear and tear (damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or ag...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

It’s not bad translation. It’s just people misinterpreting and thinking QR means all A350s for all customers when they just mean the A350s they have on order. This is the game they are playing, QR owe damages to Airbus for aircraft they have failed to take delivery of. The courts will ask, what def...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209157

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Qatar doubles down, now wants to stop deliveries of A350 ENTIRELY (german source https://www.aerotelegraph.com/qatar-airways-will-auslieferungen-aller-a350-richterlich-stoppen) could this be the end of Airbus? From the article “Qatar Airways is also demanding that the court prohibit Airbus from del...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Airbus A350-900 returns to Helsinki because of smoke in the cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 3482

Re: Finnair Airbus A350-900 returns to Helsinki because of smoke in the cabin

Kikko19 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
That is quite a smoke-filled cabin. Good to see that everyone is safe.

According to lentoposti.fi it was steam. No danger for the passengers.


My guess would have been fog, see this a lot in humid places, or deicing fluid in cold places

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

I'm don't understand why I'm not seeing the actual missed approaches included in the alternate routes if it's in the EASA regulations. Could I be missing something? Is there a reason why a SID (or direct) is used instead? I dont know the company fuel policies for the airlines involved, however this...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

The only way out I can see would be better testing that doesn't require 2-3 weeks of quarantine to diagnose if someone has covid. Saw a device at CES 22 called freedom results in results in 10 seconds CX is a company based in HK, it and its staffs must follow the rules implemented by the local gove...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Are you sure people coming bak from mainland China do not need a test before returning to Hong Kong? My fd just come back from mainland yesterday after handling the family emergency in China. He basically did test every two days before allowed to come back to Hong Kong (for 14 days after finishing ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

zakuivcustom wrote:
One supposed "community spread" case? Let's go back to closing down restaurants early again! (But you still have to go onto those crowded MTR/bus on commutes).


Yes curtail dinner arrangements because of lunch, C19 doesn’t spread before 6pm.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 379
Views: 55843

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

I asked you for their ATO announcement. Since that’s what you asked me for. Not whether they exist. Airbus had formally published the new figures, the link to the Airbus document was given in the OP of the thread three years ago. Boeing did not mention any figures. We have had multiple threads on t...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 379
Views: 55843

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

It’s an MTOW increase first of all. Not a whole new bloody plane. When did Airbus get authority to offer a 319T 350-1000? Or 316T? If you can point that out that would be great. Secondly the news was broken by two news outlets. The Air current and Leeham news. ANZ themselves said Boeing had agreed ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 379
Views: 55843

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

First of all. Deal only confirmed what was broken 2 years ago with the ANZ deal. So this is not “news” it’s just confirmation of what you already knew. Can you please help me understand how Boeing could have a deal with ANZ ? In the A350F thread you started you said you cannot have talks with custo...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

If he did follow the rules and not going outside for personal reasons, other customers in the shopping mall won’t got infected, which lead to further spread all over Hong Kong. A FA even go to another FA’s home for gathering during the stay home period. Because of their selfish, many facilities in ...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Actually we were very close to reopening of border (target was late Dec). It delayed again because of the recent outbreak, which is clearly caused by CX crews not following the rules. That is false propaganda, the person you are blaming was the 14th person to be tested positive for omicron. They te...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

An editorial in how crew are bearing the brunt of restrictions, and in return are treated like lepers by the community. “ Airline crew are isolated when they are overseas in hotel rooms, often facing food delivery problems. On return to Hong Kong, they are subjected to weeks of tests and isolation f...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4530

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

They have going barking mad there, they spray the tyres, gear, fuselage for covid, the cabin, cargo holds, and will not enter until 30 min has passed

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by zeke
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4530

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

The aircraft is modified under an STC with certified cargo nets attached directly to mounting points in the cabin floor, securing the load at all times. Claiming that the load is moving around inflight and affecting CG is a nonsense. There are also strict limits on how high the load may be stacked....

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

113312 wrote:
Depending upon the rules of the operators certificate, this determination can be made by the Captain or jointly between the Captain and Dispatcher.


The OP was specially asking about EU ops, the FAA model of involving dispatches is not appropriate.

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

Hi! I'm interested in fuel policies used by different European airlines, and I've found answers to most of my questions online except for this: EASA regulations* state that Alternate fuel should include (among other things): "fuel for a missed approach from the applicable DA/H or MDA/H at the ...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

If so, then perhaps it is about COVID control. I just read that China has put tariffs on importing coffee, alcohol, honey, olive oil, chocolate under the guise it is covid related. That is to get around the WTO rules on unfair tariffs as they are claiming a health exemption. https://www.scmp.com/ec...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29773

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Hong Kong airport is aiming to raise US$4B in bonds. This is seen as a test if investors believe in the airport. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/hong-kong-airport-bond-deal-raise-funds-2411951 I think it will be challenging to reach this goal unless a government linked investor steps up, l...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63247

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

1. Airbus is trying to get to single pilot operations. You think they are doing that and dumping more duties on pilots? There is no plan to reduce the number of pilots required under certification to operate an airliner. There will still be two or more onboard. The single pilot operations is more t...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 477
Views: 59136

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

It says that C-BAND is live in 40 countries including ones that have authorized it at higher power than the FCC so therefore the FCC analysis that it is safe is valid. What is missing from that argument is no countries are referenced (or known) to have actually implemented 5G at the power levels th...

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