What about the The RB211-524H?
What was the last make and type of a RR non-FADEC engine or FAFC?
Ditto for GE and PW.
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?
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 <...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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)"...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Chief of French Civil Aviation
Ex-pilot says to stop all nonsense on AF 447
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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post