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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Tcas Haved Helped In Tenerife In '77?
Replies: 15
Views: 3503

RE: Would Tcas Haved Helped In Tenerife In '77?

Well it certainly did not help SQ006.

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interchangeability Of Fadec & Non-FADEC Engines
Replies: 9
Views: 13421

RE: Interchangeability Of Fadec & Non-FADEC Engines

Hi TristarSteve,
What about the The RB211-524H?

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interchangeability Of Fadec & Non-FADEC Engines
Replies: 9
Views: 13421

RE: Interchangeability Of Fadec & Non-FADEC Engines

What was the last make and type of a RR non-FADEC engine or FAFC?
Ditto for GE and PW.
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Takeoff Procedures
Replies: 0
Views: 5120

747 Takeoff Procedures

Were there any glaringly different takeoff procedures/protocols between 747 operators?
Say for example between Panam and TWA?

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Commercial Airliners With A Steep AOA?
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Any Commercial Airliners With A Steep AOA?

47218:Yes,you are right.
That is what I had in mind.
Newbie's error!
Many thanks

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference Between Alpha Floor & Alpha Max?
Replies: 3
Views: 17533

Difference Between Alpha Floor & Alpha Max?

Many thanks,ThrottleHold!

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Ditch Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 7857

Boeing Ditch Switch?

Does Boeing have an equivalent as the Airbus?

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety Envelopes
Replies: 19
Views: 2908

Safety Envelopes

How different are Airbus and Boeing regarding safety envelopes?
I understand that the Airbus system can NEVER be overridden ie fixed limits ie 67°/2.5g max whilst Boeing gives the final say to pilots rather than the computer?
Is the Airbus safety envelope the same for all their models?

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference Between Alpha Floor & Alpha Max?
Replies: 3
Views: 17533

Difference Between Alpha Floor & Alpha Max?

What is the difference between Alpha Floor and Alpha Max?

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explanation Needed On The Term "8 Greens"
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

RE: Explanation Needed On The Term "8 Greens"

Any photos of LE annunciator lights on the F/E panel?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Commercial Airliners With A Steep AOA?
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Any Commercial Airliners With A Steep AOA?

The C-17 and C-130 have steep AOA.
Can any commerical liner do the same?

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by kimon
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Caravelle Yokes
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

RE: Caravelle Yokes

The Caravelle was also the first clean-swept wing (commercial aviation) and rear-fuselage mounted engines.

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by kimon
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explanation Needed On The Term "8 Greens"
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

RE: Explanation Needed On The Term "8 Greens"

747classic!
Excellent!
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Caravelle Yokes
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Caravelle Yokes

What were those odd looking side-yokes on Caravelles?
A precursor of the side-stick?
Does anyone have good photos?

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by kimon
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Speed Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 3963

RE: 747 Speed Limit

Hi Tom,
SQ006.
Many thanks,
Kimon

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by kimon
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Speed Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 3963

747 Speed Limit

Is a 56-km/h limit set by Boeing for 747s? While crosswinds at the time of the crash were severe—and enough to dissuade at least one Cathay Pacific pilot from taking off from Chiang Kai-shek—they were under the 56-km/h limit set by Boeing for 747s. (A China Airlines jet took off safely from runway <...

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by kimon
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explanation Needed On The Term "8 Greens"
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

Explanation Needed On The Term "8 Greens"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zfw3w3FRMA
What is meant by "I got 8 greens from the undercarriage"
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27566

Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Tom,
You hit the nail on the head!
HUD is the king!
Kimon

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by kimon
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions About Full Autoland
Replies: 18
Views: 7559

Some Questions About Full Autoland

Anyone know which aircraft have this capability?
Why is it not standard?

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by kimon
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27566

Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Qouting <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flyboy: I do not know a lot about the <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> as none of Cathay's aircraft have them fitted. They are an option on certain airliner...

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by kimon
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27566

Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Sounds like a good idea!
Why are not not all aircraft equiped with it?

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by kimon
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27566

Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Hello Everyone,
What is this?
Is is this standard on all flightdecks?
Does anyone have pictures?
Many many thanks.

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by kimon
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Vs Fafc
Replies: 5
Views: 5935

RE: Fadec Vs Fafc

Thanks,TristarSteve!
What about the Trents?
Are they all FADEC or FAFC?

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Vs Fafc
Replies: 5
Views: 5935

RE: Fadec Vs Fafc

QUOTING <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flyboy: Most airlines using the 747-400 now have autostart which makes life a lot easier. I am not sure exactly how it works, but apparently you flick all the switches and it starts two at a time and you save time and energy. If ...

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Vs Fafc
Replies: 5
Views: 5935

RE: Fadec Vs Fafc

TristarSteve:Perfect!Many thanks!
What system does the RB211-535 use?
Was the RB211-535 the last of the 211 series?

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Design Flaws
Replies: 2
Views: 5897

RE: DC-10 Design Flaws

Many thanks,Citationjet!

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GEnx Engine Question
Replies: 12
Views: 4920

RE: GEnx Engine Question

GE will always be the best!!

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fadec Vs Fafc
Replies: 5
Views: 5935

Fadec Vs Fafc

Why did <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> use FAFC and not FADEC on the 747-400? Did this later change of <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym>-powered 747-400s? Is the start-sequence different on <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)"...

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Design Flaws
Replies: 2
Views: 5897

DC-10 Design Flaws

What was the main flaw with the DC-10?

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by kimon
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas VS KSS
Replies: 24
Views: 14344

RE: Atlas VS KSS

Many thanks for putting things straight,747 classic!

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by kimon
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas VS KSS
Replies: 24
Views: 14344

RE: Atlas VS KSS

The Faro crash is close to my heart because my good friend's father lost his life in the fire. As you can imagine there is still alot of anger against the flight crew and Martinair for the botched landing. I calculated that the greatest cause of death in aviation have been trijets-nearly 10'000! All...

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by kimon
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented Crews
Replies: 7
Views: 2762

RE: Augmented Crews

Perfect!Thanks,Lowrider!

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by kimon
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented Crews
Replies: 7
Views: 2762

Augmented Crews

Are there any rules governing augmented crews?
Is it always the case for example that a flight between HK-UK will always have an augmented crew regardless of airline?

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by kimon
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carrots,Fairings And Pods
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

RE: Carrots,Fairings And Pods

Perfect sum-up!
Many thanks,BMI727.

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by kimon
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carrots,Fairings And Pods
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Carrots,Fairings And Pods

What is their purpose?Yes,I went to Wiki but a simple clear-cut explanation would do.
Which civilian jet first used them overwing?
Which civilian jet first used them underwing?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas VS KSS
Replies: 24
Views: 14344

RE: Atlas VS KSS

Many many thanks,747 classic for this amazing info! I have immediately ordered the book. Last night,I was watching a Swissair dvd which showed the last 747-357 flight on Jan 9,2000. I still think from an aesthetic pov that the strips are certainly ugly and difficult to read though this is an armchai...

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by kimon
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CAT I II III
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

CAT I II III

Forgive me but still do not understand the differnces?
Which is the easiest to the hardest?

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by kimon
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent 1000
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

RE: Trent 1000

Tom,
Many thanks!
Kimon

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by kimon
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent 1000
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

Trent 1000

Has the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> equivalent been finalised? If so, will it also be an all-electric start? Can anyone tell me what is an all-electric start as it is an industry first?<br><br>[Edited 2010-01-07 11:23:51 by kimon]<br><br>[Edited 2010-01-07 11:24:12 by k...

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by kimon
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One & Co.
Replies: 18
Views: 6936

Air Force One & Co.

What are they powered by?GE or <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym>? Have they upgraded their flightdecks to -400 standard ie 2-man crew and <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym>?<br><br>[Edited 2010-01-07 10:31:12 ...

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by kimon
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas VS KSS
Replies: 24
Views: 14344

RE: Atlas VS KSS

I am still curious as to how this whole idea came about.
Who had lobbied for the vertical strip tapes?
Pilots or management?
It still beggars belief that aviation had not standardised cockpits back then.

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by kimon
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Soviet/Russian/FSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

RE: Soviet/Russian/FSU

Hi Fabo,
Great pic!wow!where is the airport?
Many thanks,
Kimon
yes,FSU = (Former Soviet Union)

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by kimon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot Tubes Thales
Replies: 15
Views: 5308

RE: Pitot Tubes Thales

Chief of French Civil Aviation
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9h..._la-disparition-du-vol-af-447_news

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by kimon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot Tubes Thales
Replies: 15
Views: 5308

RE: Pitot Tubes Thales

Ex-pilot says to stop all nonsense on AF 447
http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/eco...ndant-de-bord-temoigne_764879.html

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by kimon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Soviet/Russian/FSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Soviet/Russian/FSU

Is it true that civilian aircraft of the FSU are built to withstand extreme weather ie freezing temperatures and able to land on rough surfaces that its western counterparts are unable to perform?
One never hears them moanining and groaning about the weather.

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by kimon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot Tubes Thales
Replies: 15
Views: 5308

RE: Pitot Tubes Thales

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by kimon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot Tubes Thales
Replies: 15
Views: 5308

RE: Pitot Tubes Thales

to DavidL and Starlionblue: Thanks for putting things straight! There has been so much badgering,speculation and mega-hyping by the french media. There is no equivalent of airliners.net in french or France so one-side reporting largely based on ignorant reporting that spreads despondency and fear ex...

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by kimon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot Tubes Thales
Replies: 15
Views: 5308

RE: Pitot Tubes Thales

DavidL
touché!
bottom line:there has been no clear-cut explanation for the crash AF 447.

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by kimon
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sanctions And Spares
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

RE: Sanctions And Spares

In a move conducted with classic cloak-and-dagger secrecy, the airline obtained its first jets. On the evening of 14 April 1973, which fell during the Easter holidays, three Boeing 720-025 aircraft which had originally belonged to the now-defunct Eastern Airlines in Miami, suddenly appeared on the r...

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