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by zeke
Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&C - A380 Delays Cost A340-5/-6 Orders?
Replies: 104
Views: 9767

RE: A&C - A380 Delays Cost A340-5/-6 Orders?

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by zeke
Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&C - A380 Delays Cost A340-5/-6 Orders?
Replies: 104
Views: 9767

RE: A&C - A380 Delays Cost A340-5/-6 Orders?

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by zeke
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&C - A380 Delays Cost A340-5/-6 Orders?
Replies: 104
Views: 9767

RE: A&C - A380 Delays Cost A340-5/-6 Orders?

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by zeke
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Another Step In ILS? Is This Possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 6569

RE: Another Step In ILS? Is This Possible?

James, A little more information ... Low Visibility Operations are considered to be among the most demanding operations. The introduction of Low Visibility Operations has been made possible due to the evolution of aircraft automatic landing systems coupled with stringent requirements for airfield eq...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This Instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 4412

RE: What Is This Instrument

Could it be one of those flip/flop check lists ?

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by zeke
Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lights Illuminating The Tail
Replies: 10
Views: 2633

RE: Lights Illuminating The Tail

Airbus logo lights only work with some flaps selected or with the gear down

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by zeke
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS And DME: Where Measured To?
Replies: 15
Views: 36663

RE: ILS And DME: Where Measured To?

I have to agree that the ILS or ILS/<acronym title="Moscow - Domodedovo (DME / UUDD), Russia">DME</acronym> approach does not have a Final Approach Fix (FAF), it does however have under ICAO rules a Final Approach Point (FAP). The final segment on a non-ILS approach begins at the final approach fix ...

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by zeke
Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing/Airbus FMCs
Replies: 29
Views: 12651

RE: Boeing/Airbus FMCs

Dl757md, 100% correct. Jetlagged I think you maybe thinking of changing like the SITA logon for ACARS, or tail number performance penalties. These are minor changes done by airline maintenance mechanics. I have picked up aircraft from the factory, one of the first things that is done when reaching o...

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by zeke
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Min Runway Take Off Lengths For A330,A340,777,787
Replies: 16
Views: 44831

RE: Min Runway Take Off Lengths For A330,A340,777,787

ISA +20ºC <acronym title="Rio Sul (Brazil)">SL</acronym>. 737-300 - 2109 m 737-400 - 2475 m 737-700 - 2042 m 737-800 - 2316 m 747-400 - 3600 m 767-300 - 2850 m 767-300ER - 3996 m 777-200 - 2440 m 777-200LR - 3050 m 777-300 - 3540 m 319-100 - 2080 m 320-200 - 2590 m 321-200 - 2286 m 330-200 - 2590 m ...

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by zeke
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing/Airbus FMCs
Replies: 29
Views: 12651

RE: Boeing/Airbus FMCs

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by zeke
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 - Emergency Airwothiness Directive Issued
Replies: 5
Views: 4502

777 - Emergency Airwothiness Directive Issued

The FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive on August 29 for all Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes, certificated in any category. The emergency airworthiness directive was issued following the display of erroneous heading information to the pilot, which could result...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing/Airbus FMCs
Replies: 29
Views: 12651

RE: Boeing/Airbus FMCs

Patrick, Boeing and Airbus do not make FMC's, they are produced by third parties, popular ones are from Honeywell and Smiths. Airlines do not vary the software in the FMC, they do however get specific databases for their area of operations (the database has the runways, airports, nav aids etc). The ...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Naca Airfoil Data
Replies: 12
Views: 33419

RE: Naca Airfoil Data

NACA 0016 data, sorry dont know how to format the text Re = 100000 á Cl Cd Cm 0.25 <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym> <acronym title="Trans Mediterranean Airlines (Lebanon) and Airnorth Regional (Australia)">TL</acronym> <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym> <acro...

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by zeke
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Single Engine TAS
Replies: 0
Views: 3162

A320 Series Single Engine TAS

Hi,

Just wondering what speeds people are using for the A319/320/321 series, V2500 and CFM for ETOPS planning, 380-400 ?

Thanks

Z

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by zeke
Tue Dec 10, 2002 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A32X Family Diff. Versions
Replies: 9
Views: 3555

RE: A32X Family Diff. Versions

Russell, Sorry about calling you Richard ... The Autothrottle and Vapp things are a little hard to summarise in a few lines. The answer to the brakes is hard to explain without a brake system diagram. When a multi engine aircraft like the A319 has an engine failure, the good engine tends to yaw the ...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angle Of Attack In A Steady Climb
Replies: 17
Views: 12455

RE: Angle Of Attack In A Steady Climb

Speed, The books are silent on the matter, they do consistantly say "lift is less than weight" which prompted the question ... Fred Thank you for the well thought out reply ... I agree with what you have said, however I have yet to find an author to pen those ideas... >I'm disregarding any component...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 08, 2002 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A32X Family Diff. Versions
Replies: 9
Views: 3555

RE: A32X Family Diff. Versions

Richard, JET SETTER has posted before .... "Airbus codes are much simpler than Boeing codes, and have nothing to do with the customer. A typical Airbus designation; A320-231 This is the easiest way to explain it; There are 3 parts to the designation A, B and C eg; A320-ABC A=Variant: 100 series, 200...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 08, 2002 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A32X Family Diff. Versions
Replies: 9
Views: 3555

RE: A32X Family Diff. Versions

Richard, The last three numbers refer to the engine installed, if you do a search on this forum you will see someone has already posted a list of them. The A319 basically goes further because it weighs less and is smaller than the A320, so it needs less thrust in cruise to overcome the drag, however...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 08, 2002 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angle Of Attack In A Steady Climb
Replies: 17
Views: 12455

RE: Angle Of Attack In A Steady Climb

Speed/Ralgha, Before we go much further .."Lift has been defined as the net force developed perpendicular to the relative wind". I agree that the total reaction does change as you climb, one component of the total reaction is lift, the other drag. No need to jump down Positive rates throat, I think ...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angle Of Attack In A Steady Climb
Replies: 17
Views: 12455

Angle Of Attack In A Steady Climb

Most aerodynamics books and pilot theory books state that lift is less than weight in a climb, and the relationship with thrust and drag is well understood. What is not said explictly is for an aircraft that in a steady climb is the reason why the lift being produced is less. Is the reason for less ...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 08, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating Info For Airliners
Replies: 2
Views: 3164

RE: Operating Info For Airliners

B747-400 Fuel/pax/nm (kg) 0.0500 Fuel consumption (kg/h) 11370
B777-200(ER)
A340-300 Fuel/pax/nm (kg) 0.0472 Fuel consumption (kg/h) 7300
A330-200 Fuel/pax/nm (kg) 0.0460 Fuel consumption (kg/h) ~5000

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by zeke
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Airfoils?
Replies: 1
Views: 1693

RE: Supersonic Airfoils?

The best aerofoil for supersonic flight are sharp triangular shapes to control the shocks waves.

Curves are not useful at all for supsonic, they are best use for sub sonic, and transsonic.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 27, 2002 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Coverage In Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 5624

RE: ATC Coverage In Australia

Have a look at this link, it has a diagram of radar coverage in Australia. <a href="http://www.airservices.gov.au/mediainfo/informationfeatures/australianairspace/radarcoverage.htm" target=_blank>http://www.airservices.gov.au/mediainfo/informationfeatures/australianairspace/radarcoverage.htm</a> VHF...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 21, 2002 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETOPS, The 777 And A340
Replies: 46
Views: 8201

RE: ETOPS, The 777 And A340

Why dont boeing make a 4 engine varient of the 777

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by zeke
Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Sarwatch
Replies: 4
Views: 6573

RE: What Is Sarwatch

Sartime = VFR (visual) flights, normally a time lodged say 1 hr after expected time of arrival, activated when lodged via phone/fax/radio etc. Sarwatch = IFR (instrument) flights +- two minutes at each reporting point, SARWATCH activated when the aircraft makes a taxi call to flight service/ground e...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines Diameters
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

RE: Engines Diameters

<tr><td>Aircraft</td><td>Engine</td><td>Fan diam (ft.in)</td><td>Cost US$ Mil</td></tr> <tr><td> AN-124 AN-225</td><td>ZMKB D-18T</td><td>7' 7.73"</td><td>US$NA</td></tr> <tr><td> IL-96,76 Tu-204</td><td>JASC AVIA PS-90A</td><td>6' 2.80"</td><td>US$NA</td></tr> <tr><td>A300-600R </td><td>GE CF6 80C2...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines Diameters
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

RE: Engines Diameters

<tr><td>Aircraft</td><td>Engine</td><td>Fan diam (m)</td><td>Cost US$ Mil</td></tr> <tr><td> AN-124 AN-225</td><td>ZMKB D-18T</td><td>2.33</td><td>US$NA</td></tr> <tr><td> IL-96,76 Tu-204</td><td>JASC AVIA PS-90A</td><td>1.9</td><td>US$NA</td></tr> <tr><td>A300-600R </td><td>GE CF6 80C2-A5</td><td>2...

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by zeke
Fri Mar 15, 2002 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This Antenna's Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

RE: What Is This Antenna's Function?

Chris, If the runway is served by an ILS/DME it does not need markers, an ILS requires markers. The markers provide check point to pilots as they do an ILS, if they have an ILS/DME they can use the DME distance for the checkpoint. The antenna may be combined with other equipment such as approach lig...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 12, 2002 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This Antenna's Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

RE: What Is This Antenna's Function?

Middle marker for the ILS, aircraft should pass about 200 ft above this, its about 0.6 nm (1000m) from the runway. Its normally at the same place/close to the decision height for a CAT 1 ILS. It transmits at 75 MHz, with a morse ident of dah-dit at 1300 Hz (high pitch). You will only see these on IL...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 12, 2002 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx A380 Compared To 747 Picture
Replies: 33
Views: 5094

RE: FedEx A380 Compared To 747 Picture

N757st, The 380 can do a 180 degree turn on 185 ft runways (uses 157ft), 95 ft is the taxiway width people have been working on. I think most people have worked on 45m (150ft) & 60m (196 ft) runway widths. The real issue in length, 2500 m at MSL, 3000m at FL040, 4500-5000m at FL060-FL080. Zeke

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by zeke
Tue Mar 12, 2002 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx A380 Compared To 747 Picture
Replies: 33
Views: 5094

RE: FedEx A380 Compared To 747 Picture

Juanchito, The A380-863F Model with GP 7277 Engines can do about 10200 nm when light, A380-843F Model with TRENT 977 Engines can do about 10000 nm when light, both do about 5700 nm at 150 t payload, 8000 nm at 95 t payload. Passenger versions A380-861 Model/GP 7270 Engines, A380-841 Model/TRENT 970 ...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On A340-600 Brake Test
Replies: 35
Views: 4759

RE: Update On A340-600 Brake Test

Hamlet69, Landing tests at MTOW are not uncommon, the A320 series for example does not have a fuel dump so the procedure is in the FCOM for an "overweight landing" in the event of an emergency. The my understanding is that the aircraft was test landed over MTOW to get the data required for the FCOM,...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 05, 2002 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW2000 Engines And The A340-300
Replies: 24
Views: 4570

RE: PW2000 Engines And The A340-300

SIA installed a complicated passenger entertainment system in the 340s which had a mass of 9t

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by zeke
Mon Mar 04, 2002 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On A340-600 Brake Test
Replies: 35
Views: 4759

RE: Update On A340-600 Brake Test

Prerben Norholm, The problem appears to be the Goodrich/Messier-Bugatti wheel and brake assemblies which are a new design that are currently only used on the A345/A346. The tyres used on the A345/A346 are the same as Concorde, the new Michelin NZG tyres. It seems that the Goodrich/Messier-Bugatti wh...

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by zeke
Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A346 Collapsing On Itself...
Replies: 77
Views: 17955

RE: Airbus A346 Collapsing On Itself...

The A346 experienced some problems during max. brake energy certification testing. Apparently the wheel fuse plugs failed to release on 11 of 12 wheels before the wheel strength was compromised due to heat. The simple engineering fix is to install a heat shield to prevent the rim from failing before...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 24, 2002 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A340/A321 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

RE: SAS A340/A321 Question

Jason, I cannot speak for SAS but to give you an understanding of the cross crew qualification (CCQ) course used to upgrade experienced Airbus pilots amongst the A318/319/320/321/330/340 aircaft. The A318/319/320/321 (A320 base) is the one type rating, the 330 (A330 base) and 340 (A340 base) are sep...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 24, 2002 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jetliner Based On A340-200
Replies: 3
Views: 3114

RE: Airbus Corporate Jetliner Based On A340-200

A number of A340-200 series corporate/executive examples already in service. I would love to see a A340-500 version, a truly global aircraft. I think most of these aircraft would have been converted by Lufthansa Technik. Qatar Government, A340-211, A7-HHK <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=114459" t...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 24, 2002 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collision Between C172 And China Southern Grob-JT
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

RE: Collision Between C172 And China Southern Grob-JT

Dont think it was a grob

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by zeke
Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear-Up When On Ground. Is It Possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 5290

RE: Gear-Up When On Ground. Is It Possible?

Have a look for a post on a recent China Airlines 744F incident, gear up on the ground with photos.

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by zeke
Fri Feb 22, 2002 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 240 Minute Etops
Replies: 2
Views: 3359

RE: 240 Minute Etops

A proposal is out at the moment for 240 minute ETOPS, to get certifed the airframe/engine/airline combination need to be certified. 207 aqnd 240 have been proposed to allow direct routes over the north pole to India and Asia from North America, and some of the pacific routes, eg SIN to JFK. The ETOP...

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by zeke
Fri Feb 22, 2002 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingsweep Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

RE: Wingsweep Angle

I think the DC8 was 30 degrees, the DC-10 and L1011 are 35 degrees

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by zeke
Fri Feb 22, 2002 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And The 757
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

RE: Qantas And The 757

I understand they have been looked over by the lack of freight capacity underfloor which made them less attractive.

Aircraft can be profitable alone by the freight carried under the floor.

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by zeke
Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Commercial Version Of A300-600ST?
Replies: 13
Views: 2454

RE: Why No Commercial Version Of A300-600ST?

They have the A330-200F that can do 4000 nm, 60t.

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by zeke
Tue Feb 19, 2002 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 332 Combi Is It Possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

RE: Airbus 332 Combi Is It Possible?

Lan, Anything is possible. Airbus does offer a freighter A330-200F with a forward cargo door, with a freight payload of 60t. <a href="http://www.airbus.com/img/products/a330-f-s_2.gif" target=_blank>http://www.airbus.com/img/products/a330-f-s_2.gif</a> The normal max payload of an A332 is about 68 t...

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by zeke
Wed Feb 13, 2002 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines 744 Became A See-saw On CKS Tarmac
Replies: 57
Views: 5012

RE: China Airlines 744 Became A See-saw On CKS Tarmac

On 06 Feb 2002, China Airlines maintenance personnel were performing troubleshooting procedures to isolate EICAS messages GEAR DISAGREE and GEAR MONITOR while at the gate in Taipei. Maintenance personnel moved the landing gear handle to the up position without the landing gear safety pins installed....

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