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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Its hard to imagine that no consideration was given to the possibility of a factory freighter when they were developing the A350. I wonder how much work there really is to do? I imagine the likely location of the cargo door and floor requirements are already largely known. Does the A350 have the sa...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

DartHerald wrote:
Much has been made on here of the 763F being popular because its wingspan fits smaller gates


Normal general cargo ramps don’t have gates.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Boeing has had permission for many years from the Board to develop a 777X-F. Not sure if you have been on a.net recently, Boeing have had a few slight issues with things like delivering a tanker, delivering a 737, delivering a 787, delivering a 777, and cancellations of 777-8 orders. Add COVID to t...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It has newer generation engines than the XWB. I don’t think this is factual, the XWB-97 had its first test flight in 2015, and went it 2017 for the GE9X ? Being so close to each other they would be classified as the same generation. The real difference between the two is when the engines have enter...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum gross weight step climb question
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Re: Maximum gross weight step climb question

Perhaps the ISA deviation out of JNB, or perhaps the westerlies kept our OPT down, but we seldom went straight to FL330 on the JFK flights where we were often at 368t. I would have been going eastbound. The CG location also played a part, like it does for takeoff. The 77W would only get 290 and we ...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27347

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

No, I can’t but, again over at PPW, some local pilots say ATC tries to assign the RNAV 20 because the 11 approach causes delays for departures and can interfere with RNO traffic. A previous TRK arrival had to push hard for the 11 approach, taking a delay and making several requests. Not familiar, s...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

scbriml wrote:
Has there ever been a case where Airbus or Boeing had ATO from the board for a model and it didn't get built?


A380F (Both UPS and Fedex assigned customers), A350-800, original A350 (based off A330).

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by zeke
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27347

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. You and I know it takes two to fly these aircraft, the newspapers don't (reference made to "the pilot"). The person named as "the pilot" could have been SIC. Tragic outcome e...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So you're totally wrong in that statement, and the value of the nose-door is highly debatable; some airlines hardly ever use that feature and others only very rarely. For really, true, outsized cargo the options shall remain limited to carriage by Antonov. The nose loading on the 747 has a limit on...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3569

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

I was thinking that as well, but even on the old aircraft with the movable restraints I struggle to think of a configuration in which you could actually lock one of these things into any main deck. What I posted was accurate, this is the old B&P brochure for the container. https://i.ibb.co/8s9L...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

tomcat wrote:
Does a weight delta on the engines automatically translates into a payload delta when the engines are installed under the wings (rather than attached to the fuselage)?


Would 5 tonnes of extra fuel in the wing or centre tanks change the amount of payload - yes.

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Welding in the main gear well ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: Welding in the main gear well ?

Dropped off a friend at the airport in TPA recently and did some sightseeing from the top floor of the parking garage before leaving It was almost dark but I could make out some equipment next to the right main landing gear of a Frontier A320, looked to me like they were changing a tyre but then I ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3569

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

So here’s my take on it. Answers up thread say it’s from a CP 747. In the rear hold/ bulk area, the floor is generally sloped up towards the tail, except for when you crawl in thru the inward opening door. That part of hold5 / the bulk is actually flat iirc. My take is that container was probably a...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Anyone suggesting that the A350F /-1000 could also be offered with GE9X engines? There would definitely not be time or a business case to develop a new engine, and the GE9X is the one engine GE has that is powerful enough, and comparable to the XWB97 engine. I think a pair of GE9X would be around 5...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So, on the high end we are talking about 8 tonnes difference. The OEW difference is much higher if my memory serves me correctly. That would put the 777x in an disadvantage... Dont have any source to link, hearing rumors' that the 77X may have the product differentiation in that it will be able to ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 130
Views: 26415

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

Mid-2024 for last one, that may be the last one off the line. :stirthepot: I expect 200 or more A330NEOs delivered after that date, this order should keep the production line open until the other side of COVID. It will also provide Condor the ability to launch flights to to markets open to vaccinat...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It all depends on how the emissions are calculated (which I do not know) and where the threshold is. There is no getting around the fact that in terms of raw emissions the 748’s is around double that of a 787’s with similar GE engines. The standards are being calculated on a aircraft basis, not eng...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I was under the impression aircraft not meeting the 2027 emission requirements could still be operated after 2027, the requirement was for deliveries after 2027, wasn't it?. Airports will continue to impose curfews and quotas on these aircraft which reduces their economic life, I have talked about ...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Ah. So are engines like Trent 900 and 2nd gen GE90 considered modern still or do they barely miss the mark? The 2nd gen GE90 only flew first in 2002 for example. I haven't looked at the A380 engines, they might be okay, they were meeting the LHR requirements by some margin. I didn't mention them as...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Is there a list about which planes will not meet that requirement? In terms of widebodies, any aircraft not powered by a modern engine like the GEnx, Trent 7000, GE9X, Trent XWB. The older engines will not meet the more restrictive requirements. To this end I expect to see an Airbus to also offer t...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum gross weight step climb question
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Re: Maximum gross weight step climb question

As an example. A A340-600 taking off at 368 000kg will have an initial optimum cruise altitude (actually Flight Level) of 28 000-30 000ft. It will climb directly to this level after take off. After 16hrs of flying it will end up at between 39 000ft and 41 000ft due to weight lost by fuel burn. Stra...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 OEW increase
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: A330 OEW increase

Pretty sure we saw reductions in OEW, as aircraft production becomes more mature they tend to get lighter.

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

777F should still be a good profit maker for Boeing then since a similarly sized plane will only come in 2025 Assuming naturally that carriers are prepared to risk buying a product that will not meet the 2027 emissions requirements, and possibly exposing them to asset which will face restrictions a...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

As for the clearance problem from photos I see the 777 and 77X both have significantly larger clearances than the 787 and A350, I doubt that if there is a clearance problem with it. Due to its size, the GE9X pylon is located further away from the fuselage on the 77X than the GE90 pylon is on the 77...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27347

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Wrong it’s a cat d for circling cat c for straight in A bit of background here, in the US as you know charts are designed to a standard called TERPS, where the majority of the world uses PAN-OPS. The area around an airport that is assessed for obstacles and terrain under TERPS is smaller than PAN-O...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 28
Views: 5439

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

I've seen this happen a few times recently when pilots have landed with only the main landing gear on the runway. They seem to hold the nose wheel of the runway for a while... Why do they do this? I heard people say 'Oh the pilots doing a wheelie', is it just showing off or is there a valid reason?...

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by zeke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9607

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

That is what I would expect a twin engine turboprop from Vovlo to look like....

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by zeke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

As there is literally no freighter the same size I used common sense.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

NZ321 wrote:
Excuse me? When has any airline committed to this kind of volume up front plus options on a pure freighter of this size?


I guess in 1993, when UPS ordered 60 763Fs

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by zeke
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 8115

Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

JohanTally wrote:
That was my first thought. MTC will often lean the replacement tire against the gear during a tire change.


Where I work they are kept in the transport cage until needed.

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by zeke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 69993

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wow why is Cathay doing so ridiculously bad? Qatar Airways sometimes gets more passengers from Kathmandu nowadays in a single day than what Cathay does from all their routes. Suggest you have a search on the COVID entry conditions for HKG put in place by the government and it will answer your quest...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13890

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Normally during production testing we get some information from manufacturers into the media about the test and certification programme that talks positively about the aircraft, its performance and handling characteristics, etc. Key messaging. This has not been flowing with the 777x. Boeing has bee...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetbridges
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Jetbridges

Do jetbridges come in various heights? If Delta decides to divert a 777/A350 to the local small regional airport, can the jet bridge handle passenger unload? Can it even reach up to the 777/A350s door? Can the small regional airport even unload the bags? For diversions stairs will often do, along w...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13890

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Your example pretty much defeats your whole point. Sounds like the data isn’t complete and Boeing hasn’t shared data, which the customers want. So, the “real world performance” is not known. That is not the way it works, Boeing already had performance data before the first aircraft was ever built, ...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13890

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Funny, but you said surely it is known. :). Really? By whom? I guess you were just making an assumption. I think I will wait for the data to be made public. The data will never be made public, Boeing has never released that sort of data for any of its aircraft to the public before. People who have ...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13890

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

ElroyJetson wrote:
By all means, if you have access to the 779 performance data or it has been made public, I think we would all love to see it. :)


Since when is it a prerequisite for information to be made public before it is categorized as being known ?

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS Altitudes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: TCAS Altitudes Question

So in having a basic understanding of TCAS, Mode S, and so on, my question regards TCAS operation itself. Can the altitude range be attenuated? What would be the maximum range possible for displaying non-threat aircraft? For example would it be possible to see IFR traffic on an airway in the FL200s...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 40
Views: 10978

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

kalvado wrote:
How diversion from international airspace is treated - as occurring outside of contracting state, or as occurring at landing site?


The landing, eg CAL006 the NTSB did the investigation on a Taiwanese Aircraft for an event that occurred in international airspace.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 13890

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

I think much will depend on the real world performance of the 779, which at this point is unknown. Surely that is known by now, didn't we have in reports in recent history have a 77X customer complaining they have not received the performance data with Boeing executives scampering to meet with them...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 69993

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Indeed on COVID, Zeke. I realize I failed to make my inquiry clear: I was referring to HKG-specific changes over the last few years other than COVID. That also would not be impacting property prices in Times Square, land does not grown on trees in Times Square, whatever is there is finite. I'm gues...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Q2 Financial Report
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: AC Q2 Financial Report

In the MDA also "In the second quarter of 2021, net cash burn of $745 million (or approximately $8 million per day, on average) was lower than management’s net cash burn expectations of $13 million to $15 million per day,"

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 69993

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

His family owns a posh restaurant in HKG's Times Square that's been there for decades; I've been there, even. And they're getting ready to sell it, because the family wants to cut their losses, lest they risk the restaurant's value tanking in the coming years. They anticipate selling it for less th...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

About other "localized perspectives", anyone has first hand news about how EU will handle this? Mainland China? India? ICAO agrees on standard and recommended practices (SARPS), these are then implemented in each state via regulation, normally these restrictions are published in the AIP f...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 40
Views: 10978

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

Since the aircraft is on the US FAA Registry, isn't the US NTSB automatically involved as more than an observer? No, as the event occurred within an ICAO contracting state, it is the state of occurrence responsibility to conduct the investigation. ICAO Annex 13 is the basis for this. The Air Accide...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It will not be very green if cargo airlines are forced to buy new less polluting aircraft and scrap old ones. There must be a balance somewhere. Scrapping something before its economic life is exhausted also causes pollution because its carbon cost is not recovered over its useful life. These measu...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1377
Views: 221896

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

To clarify, the emissions requirements starting in 2028 only apply to factory-new aircraft, 77W/L conversions can still be sold after 2027. That is not consistent with the way restrictions around noise which is the main driving factor here is implemented, it is true registration/airworthiness of ne...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8636

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

I am very aware of what the Boeing 744 FCTM says and what is also put out from my companies current and previous stable approach criteria. I am not stating a opinion in regards to stabilized approach criteria and I am also aware of matters of what happens in event of incidents and accidents interna...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8636

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

If you have that kind of sudden spike from the wind +20 to -10 ref with your airspeed, it’s going to trigger a Windshear warning in which the windshear recovery procedure is initiated . But looking at the situation as a whole, I feel like they met the Stable approach criteria for the conditions the...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 40
Views: 10978

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

Question for the experts: I know all aircraft have fire suppression systems in each engine. The 747 is no different. Why didn't the pilots use it or (in case they did) why didn't it work? Because the flames were clearly coming out of the engine upon landing. Engines are supposed to be on fire, that...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 69993

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Excuse my ignorance, but what was the advantage to CX to have foreign bases when their flying is over and back to HKG? The crew bases for both cabin crew and pilots were setup a long time ago, and at the beginning they were essentially a HKG contract without the expat benefits. These crew were esse...

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