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by zeke
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1007
Views: 152743

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: 6760

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: 248
Views: 60381

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: 13423

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: 1111

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: 13423

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: 13423

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: 13423

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: 720

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: 39
Views: 9652

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: 13423

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: 248
Views: 60381

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: 419

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: 248
Views: 60381

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: 1007
Views: 152743

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: 39
Views: 9652

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: 1007
Views: 152743

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: 1007
Views: 152743

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: 8475

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: 8475

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: 39
Views: 9652

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: 248
Views: 60381

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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by zeke
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8475

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

Only for a brief moment and he announced correcting and made the corrections. In my opinion he was chasing the flight director too much at the end there and should used the control inputs to maintain his wind correction and it would have been much smoother. This is one of my pet peeves, pilot induc...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only one US airline makes the top 10 best
Replies: 26
Views: 3059

Re: Only one US airline makes the top 10 best

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airline-ratings-worlds-best-airlines-2021/index.html United is the only airline in the United States that ranked as one of the top 10 airlines in the world. Geoffrey Thomas Who is associated with airline ratings as far as I am aware has no aviation related qualifi...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8475

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

Aaron747 wrote:

Didn’t catch that, but will have another look. Does that mandatory apply to both direct x-wind and a variable vector?


Have a look at the indicated speed, it goes over 190 kts.

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by zeke
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8475

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

170 Vapp, that was fast. Looked like a flap 20 or 25 landing. Is that normal in gusting winds like that? Seems like it would be, less drag than flap30 and more control surface authority at a higher airspeed The 747 has plenty of control authority but you always want extra airspeed margin with that ...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid

Ouch… Quick summary/guesswork, looks like the catering truck gave it a right good whack just by door R2, which spun the aircraft around to the right subsequently hitting the mobile GPU with the radome. As long as no ones hurt….. They other bits can be repaired . Looks that way, the aircraft is disp...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16234

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

No, they are not. Google FADEC, but as with most things in 2021 the "ultimate control" lies with a computer. This is incorrect, FADEC is controlled via the engine master switch. Those of us that are older will remember Hydromechanical units shutting engines down as well. FADEC has provide...

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by zeke
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chart of Jetliners with and without wing vortex generators.
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Chart of Jetliners with and without wing vortex generators.

An Airbus pilot has told me that on the Airbus A320 there are vortex generators on the lower surface of the wing designed for a noise abatement purpose but I have no knowledge of this and would welcome information and opinions. There is a round opening for the fuel tank over pressure on the undersi...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

It's unlikely in most of the EU or UK that the contractor could sensibly pay themselves in a way so as to avoid saving for retirement, it would simply be so tax inefficient that they'd lose money today, let alone in total lifetime. I have seen being discussed in the courts many times, it is in my v...

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by zeke
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32555

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

dennypayne wrote:

Yes - the AD doesn't seem to address why there is an 'incorrect' hole there in the first place. That's what I continue to be curious about.

Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk


I would suggest just to reduce the weight of the part

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86905

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

DocLightning wrote:
Ruh-roh.

OK, so what maintenance issue would cause both engines to flame out that has nothing to do with fuel contamination?


The media reports indicate "maintenance inspections" which could be as simple as a boroscope inspections.

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86905

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Transair has been grounded by FAA due to month long investigation that found Rhodes Aviation has serious maintenance deficiencies. https://twitter.com/petemuntean/status/1416060545921396740?s=19 Interesting development that the FAA was looking at suspending their maintenance authority 2 weeks prior...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

You missed his point about the value of the type rating? Good example would be DC-9 type rating, what good does that do someone? His point was that a type rating value has a shelve life while the type is being flown worldwide in good numbers. Unlike a Master’s degree value really doesn’t go away at...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32555

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

In your rush to 'defend' Boeing and the aircraft it's pretty sad, and equally 'amazing' that you can't even get things correct. Because of a design flaw by Boeing , and AD was issued in 2021.....and BA have yet to bother to carry it out. So yeah, quite amazing indeed how selective you choose to be!...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16234

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

If this is a pilot un-commanded software issue, it’s significant. These sort of things happen https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/2014-05-05/citation-experiences-dual-fadec-channel-failure https://travel.citirewards.com/?lid=sub-nav%7ctravel%7cflights&cmp=nav/#flight https://www.flightgloba...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 10446

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Holy cow. How you can lose control of a flyable aircraft with 3 pilots aboard. Many problems here. Aviate Navigate and when you get a chance, Communicate with atc. Cheers There was no loss of control in the article, there was a failure to follow an ATC instruction/clearance, that is not the same. W...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32555

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

https://www.yahoo.com/news/british-airways-jet-collapsed-nose-152651834.html The findings of the regulators. The mechanic was too short the lock the landing pin. Yes, you heard that right. No fault of Boeing or the aircraft. 100% human error,. Key quote: [*][*]A British Airways jet collapsed on its...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16234

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

Good question! anyone care to share their thoughts on this?? I guess start looking for the PANIC button! I suspect if it’s a rejected landing, I.e. take off again before selecting reverse they would be able to do so. If it’s after selecting reverse, then no, however all manuals say that a takeoff s...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16234

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

I read on the comments to the incident report that it has to do with the Thrust Control Logic with relation to a percentage of N1 in the Fadec with the thrust levers in the Idle or reverse position and only on the ground. It was a valid command from the computers. I'm sure someone who is familiar w...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

You gain experience and flight hours fast. FR even has a history of fast progress to the left seat. It's not all bad. After a few years pilots can move on to legacy airlines if they want and they do it. Try to start as a pilot with any legacy airline as a newbie for comparison. Who care is they “ga...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK205 emergency landing in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 4772

Re: EK205 emergency landing in Milan

Is it the captain (or other crew) which decides whether to go or stay in such cases? Can the airport authorities refuse permission for a departure? In retrospect this EK departure should have been delayed. Normally the crew, ATC have nothing available that can detect hail. In reality all the crew w...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

I just saw this article in the Spanish media. https://okdiario.com/economia/ryanair-contratara-2-000-nuevos-pilotos-proximos-tres-anos-impacto-pandemia-7502781 Highlights -2000 pilots to be hired in the next 3 years. -starting shortly to have some pilots ready for the next summer season in all the ...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5918

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

According to Financial Times EU will propose a tax on aviation fuel under their new plan ‘Fit for 55’. It will be revealed on Thursday 16th of July. Fit for 55 is a detailed plan for how EU will cut CO2 emission by 55% by 2030. The article group A4E opposes the plan and says: Airline group A4E has ...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

One of them at least looks like an air conditioning cart not an air start cart. Conditioned air usually has the big yellow hose (roughly 1.5ft wide). Air start cart hoses are much smaller diameter roughly 5 to 6 inches wide. But as you say, yes an air start can provide pneumatic air so the packs ca...

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by zeke
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9398

Re: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

There were 5 crew in the cockpit, including Mr. I. Neverov (quite a grim surname under the circumstances meaning 'not trusting', 'not believing' [in God, or otherwise]) who is referred to as "бортоператор" which could be translated as "the operator on board". On the forum of avi...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9398

Re: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

I have read the four articles on the disaster by gazeta.ru (which seems to me to be a sensationalist propaganda media outlet), and the most relevant phrases were in the article of July 6; I quote from https://www.gazeta.ru/social/2021/07/06/13705148.shtml: По предварительным данным, пилот попытался...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9398

Re: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

schernov wrote:
According report in gazeta.ru the crew ignored tower instructions to use a different approach which had more favorable weather conditions twice. And chose the approach which had fog and low clouds.


Does the report indicate what approach tower suggested ?

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by zeke
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 619
Views: 126414

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Yet Boeing is ultimately responsible for their suppliers as the prime contractor, no? I see Boeing as the Principal/Owner of the project, not as a contractor, as such they have a lot more visibility and responsibility for delays. However I see it as far too much of a coincidence the downward spiral...

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by zeke
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9398

Re: AN-26 missed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

Idk what you are trying to say but the approach isn’t going to have you descend into terrain before you get the airport environment in sight You stated “But your have to break out and get the airport in site to continue from the MAP”, the MAP is at the airport, not prior to the airport. There is te...

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