With the 787-10 structure and whatever they have to do to take it to 260T MTOW as rumoured - it could be able to lift close to 80T at 788 lengths. At 789 lengths (same as 77F) more like 70T and not far from the density of an A350F - but at a much lower cost. The 78J and A359 are around the same siz...Jump to post
my last 4 flights in the US, only on arrival into MDW was there a resemblance of a 250 speed limit under 10,000. Other 3 going into either light trafficked airports or coming into busy airspace thru an empty corner, RSW, BWI and DTW, all on 737NGs, seemed like the only speed restriction was gear do...Jump to post
It's a little tough to mine Bitcoin in a country where many homes are lucky to get a couple of hours of electricity each day. Nothing to do with mining, when faced with hyperinflation people look at ways to protect their savings with a reserve, traditionally that was done with precious metals like ...Jump to post
Um, duh, but why don't you find me a travel agent in the USA which will accept payment in LBP since you seem really insistent on being right.
I am especially interested in pilot's experiences of flying the older jetliners before the part of FAR 91:117 that imposed a 250 knot speed limit on aircraft operating below 10,000 feet MSL. In an article by Paul W. Bennett [A Tribute to the 880] in Jon Proctor's excellent book "Convair 880&qu...Jump to post
An agency in the U.S. is obviously going to operate in USD and of course if one has access to dollars it all works out (but MEA will also accept dollars for bookings). If one does not have access to dollars, trying to book through a U.S. agency won't work. There is no legal requirement for an agenc...Jump to post
Transactions between individual consumers and travel agencies don't go through the IATA clearing house; they go through payment networks like Visa and MasterCard. The discussion is how the airline is going to get paid given the collapse of the economy, and the airline only accepting USD (i.e ICH &q...Jump to post
Qatar Airways AFAIK never said its a safety issue. That is effectively saying regulators are now grounding aircraft over non safety issues. What mandate do regulators have for that ? Who has claimed very costly repairs are required ? A repaint every 6 years is normal maintenance. “And, lasting six ...Jump to post
How exactly would this solve the currency requirements? A US agency isn't going to accept payment in LBP; they're going to charge dollars and leave it up to the card issuer to settle the exchange to LBP. Given that banks have restricted the amount of dollars they will sell customers in exchange for...Jump to post
I just did search and can find to official statement from the EASA. The link to the tweet above is from an aviation reporter. I do not know how credible he is. I found this from Simply Flying, which is a source many find questionable. Take it for what you will. https://simpleflying.com/easa-no-airb...Jump to post
So, the roar we hear from an engine is largely the sound of rushing air or the sound of fuel very-nearly-but-not-quite exploding? I understand it is mainly due to the shear between the high speed exhaust gas and the “stationary” atmosphere. To reduce this noise various forms of mixing is used to di...Jump to post
Would it be correct or incorrect to describe what is happening in the fuel burning section of a running jet turbine engine as a "continuous explosion."? I am thinking that piston engines are often described as operating by means of regular but intermittent explosions. Thanks for any and a...Jump to post
Someone on Twitter (@mrhapster) shared a report from Al Jazeera English that briefly shows the touchdown of this flight at the start of the clip. So apparently someone was recording the approach outside of the plane also. https://youtu.be/l7Yjq4XxFew Best, OMP777X Is that the same livery as this ph...Jump to post
Unlikely. Airbus could (and would) dispell that with a simple phone call. Surely the Airframer has access to all of the world's aviation authorities. Unlikely for the manufacturer to make that call, but it would be negligent if the state of design TCDS issuer (EASA) did not contact the Qatar CAA, I...Jump to post
They engineers were complying with a legal terms of the existing ADD, the same as the Captain signing the techlog. Who said it was an existing ADD ? The AAIB specifically stated "In order to defer the three defects highlighted by the status messages, the DDG for the aircraft required hydraulic...Jump to post
To claim that it was un-airworthy or out of service is totally disingenuous. It was a routine turnaround. The AAIB is quite clear on the circumstances. It was unairworthy at the time, according to the AAIB (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60ed9e3be90e0764d1be271a/AAIB_Special_Bulleti...Jump to post
cynlb wrote:Just curious in cases like this who pays for the cost of the diversion? I assume they had to dump the fuel before landing in HNL
Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? Restraints would be removed during the cabin prepa...Jump to post
I think he was suggesting that Airbus deployment of composites does not always ensure weight savings in a given structure. I would guarantee you the overall sun assembly will be lighter, ie the HTP. You cannot compare parts within a sub assembly as that assumes the load paths are the same. It is al...Jump to post
An aircraft seeing its nose gear retract is no indication of the lack of airworthiness of the aircraft: it has happened many times before when there was no maintenance being performed, just by not following the proper procedures. I can guarantee you that an aircraft like the 787 sitting on its nose...Jump to post
But this in no way changes the engines themselves, nor their certifications; so, that portion of the P2F program is grandfathered in (via the type certificate, TC), the freighter conversion in itself being the "supplementary" portion of the STC. Only if the aircraft is already registered ...Jump to post
Incorrect. It was being loaded for a flight to Frankfurt, with pilots on board at the time of the occurrence on stand 583. Lots of routine maintenance goes on during turnaround. Routine maintenance be is a transit check, a 72 hr check, or clearing defects means the aircraft is unairworthy at that t...Jump to post
Conversions are usually covered by STCs; and those will not touch the engines, thus grandfathering the existing certification on that part. 3rd party STCs do have to consider the interaction of the change with the engine/propellor, there will be a formal statement in document on that. STCs are only...Jump to post
To be fair, the 777 had more composites in it (floor beams, for example), flight controls don't make it a composite aircraft. The 757 had the same amount of composites in it. We're talking about the fuselage. The 787 and 350 offer new challenges. I am not familiar with the 350 repair techniques, bu...Jump to post
What I've understood, partly based on zeke's comments in the 350F thread, is that after 2027 only local conversions would be possible that wouldnt need a new certificate of airworthiness, but I could be wrong. The rules are not hard and fast for every country, generally there will be grandfathered ...Jump to post
There is no evidence that there is any problem with the fuselage. I know it what the abc article says in the OP however there is nothing to support that. The sad state of mainstream aviation journalism is they would not know the difference between a fuselage, wing, an Airbus or Boeing. We are always...Jump to post
Hold on a second: an aircraft at the gate in between fight is considered not airworthy and outside of normal operation??? It was on a remote stand undergoing maintenance, that is evidenced by the nose wheel collapse. It had an open defect which was being worked on, that makes it unairworthy. The de...Jump to post
Would this added CAPEX mean that dedicated freighters will decline in numbers while more cargo is carried in pax flights? That might mean only heavy or outsize cargo need dedicated freighters. Before COVID the majority of airfreight was already carried as belly cargo. https://www.joc.com/air-cargo/...Jump to post
The 2027 emission requirements are for new build aircraft only, not for conversions. But when airlines need to buy expensive carbon neutral jet fuel, it might be cheaper to buy a new more efficient aircraft, than paying for the fuel. Simply not true, airports are implementing stricter requirements ...Jump to post
See how you’re just calling dozens everywhere like it’s a yard sale. These airlines have balance sheets to repair with no imminent need for freighters. Airbus has better luck with actual cargo operators. I’m interested to see how Airbus will price these aircraft (if we ever will) they themselves ad...Jump to post
This is great info- I've been trying to see what these containers looked like for a while now. Are there any pictures of aircraft cabins with the containers? I managed to find a PK DC10 seating chart here: https://www.pinterest.it/pin/423831014904184796/ Yes that is the one, same container could be...Jump to post
Leeham reports, that Airbus is discussing a A321F freighter with customers. Not a conversion like the A321P2F, it's about a new-build freighter. How competitive could be a NEO or XLR based A321F? Has it the potential to kill the 767 freighter program? Source (behind paywall): https://leehamnews.com...Jump to post
It'd be very surprising; don't aircraft insurance have the equivalent of "full coverage" in the automotive industry? If I crash and total my car by my own fault, my insurance company will pay for its market value, minus deductible; I suspect it's the same in the aviation industry. I have ...Jump to post
Hello just because I am curious. About less than an hour ago I saw an plane flying at "relative low" altitude flying over Braunschweig Germany. According to flightradar24 it is a 777 VP-BJP from airline Nordwind flying from Paris to Moscow with 320kt at 9000ft. What the heck are they doin...Jump to post
Does Airbus commonly comment publicly on technical issues affecting the fleet? I’m not used to seeing Airbus publicly acknowledge technical issues with the in service fleet. I don’t think silence from Airbus means much They normally don’t do anything via the public, if they are aware of a fleet wid...Jump to post
An interview with one of the crew
I understand the airline’s position as this event escalated so quickly it is unlikely the normal procedure would have been followed.
However restraining the passenger would have been the end result if the process had been followed.
Agreement is a beautiful thing. As long as you understand I agree is it not an issue with paint (I.e. the cosmetic livery), and as I previously posted I think it is an issue with the paint process and maintenance. They are not the same. I also note that no other regulatory bodies have issued any wa...Jump to post
Why are you guessing it is a paint issue when the QR CEO is explicitly saying it is not a paint issue. Please reread my post, I also do not think it is a paint issue. I went into detail with the difference between polyurethane paint and the epoxy primer. I have been very clear in my post providing ...Jump to post
The complaint by QR is not a paint adhesion issue. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/qatar-airways-says-airbus-spat-risks-industrial-repercusssions-2021-06-03/ A direct quote from the QR CEO. "This is not a paint issue," Al Baker said on Thursday. Putting the quote in size 200 to ...Jump to post
brindabella wrote:The 787 has surely had lots of issues.
But not this one - at least so far!
Revelation wrote:If the paint's not sticking it's because the surface below the paint is degrading it would seem.
When does it need to be under that register? If they own it or also when they lease it ? Their licence to operate (air operates certificate) states which aircraft it can operate as part of the airline in order to exercise international flights under the AOC. Generally in order to exercise negotiate...Jump to post
That's for noise, but CO2 emissions have to comply to the ICAO regulations, which was what we discussed. Not sure why you moved to sound emissions? My point was, if Cargolux cant get a new certificate due to ICAO and jurisdictional moving from FAA to EASA, they could circumvent by leasing it from a...Jump to post
Yes that is true for items that are reportable based on the various criteria used. I’m aware of FAA criteria but not EASA or Qatar. I’d assume this issue would warrant reporting, but can’t say so for sure. Any common issue that makes 13 aircraft unairworthy (ie grounded) would require to be reporte...Jump to post
Thanks for detailing. So this means freight operators will have less choice but can continue their P2F conversions after 2027, as expected. I'm also pretty sure for those cases where a new certificate would be needed, there will be workaround constructions through leasing companies. It is up to ind...Jump to post