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by zeke
Wed May 18, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 107965

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Why speculate when it is already known what relief QR is seeking from the court? QR in their filings have stated they plan on accepting the remaining A350s, they have not expressed any intention to cancel the contract. Likewise Airbus appears to be conducting itself with a live contract still deliv...

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by zeke
Wed May 18, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus MCDU
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: Airbus MCDU

Thanks for all your replies everyone, that clears it up :) Does anyone know why then the MCDU doesn't ask for winds, QNH, temperature on the takeoff performance but then allows you to enter this information for the approach/landing phase? The environmental conditions for approach and landing are us...

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by zeke
Tue May 17, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 107965

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

I saw no injunction by Airbus to modify the contract terms, I did see a request for an injunction from QR to halt deliveries. That was not granted in the public records available. My personal opinion as a bystander is that it appears Airbus continues to meet its obligations under the contract. My pe...

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by zeke
Tue May 17, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 107965

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Strategically I think it would be best for Airbus if QR were required to take all of their contractural A350 with penalties

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by zeke
Mon May 16, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 3154

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

jetmech wrote:
Slats increase the useable AOA in the sealed position.


On the 737 inboard of the engines it has leading edge flaps, it has slats outboard of the engine.

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by zeke
Mon May 16, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus MCDU
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: Airbus MCDU

I’ve noticed that on the Airbus MCDU when calculating the V1, VR and V2 speeds for take off there is nowhere to input the airport QNH, temperature and winds which all effect your take off speeds, how comes the MCDU doesn’t give you this option to input this but it does for when calculating approach...

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by zeke
Mon May 16, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7547

Re: US pilots age 65+

Etheereal wrote:
Pi7472000 wrote:
65 seems very young for today's world.


huh? Really wonder what world you're living on. Are you trying to have pilots retire at 80??


Yeager.was flying supersonic in a F15 at the age of 89.

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by zeke
Mon May 16, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7547

Re: US pilots age 65+

And you're telling me that a healthy 66 yo can't do the job required in those 60 minutes? Come on now. My point is that there are a lot more safeguards today than there were 50, 40, even 30 years ago so we should be able to increase the retirement age. And it's not a misguided viewpoint. It's the f...

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by zeke
Mon May 16, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7547

Re: US pilots age 65+

In the case of pilots that perception was a fact once upon a time but with today's technological advances, that is no longer the case. We are reaching a time when pilots exist merely to make passengers feel comfortable. We send tourists into space with pilotless rocket ships for chrissakes! This is...

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by zeke
Sun May 15, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Now instead of a student I'm a passenger. I book a flight and pay for it, but at the last moment I'm not showing up. The airline reserved a seat for me, I paid for that seat. I would be okay with that seat going empty, but I'm not okay with the seat being sold to another passenger and the airline c...

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by zeke
Sun May 15, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7547

Re: US pilots age 65+

It’s ridiculous when you consider that the 1500 hour rule had no evidence and is limiting the supply of legal pilots, but the age 65 rule is based on scientific evidence on cognitive decline. This is all about rewarding particular people financially… not safety. The US safety culture is really in d...

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by zeke
Sun May 15, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we

Ruddman wrote:
Are you sure?


Yes, QF for example does not sell standby fares however they have a number of different waitlist/standby options

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by zeke
Sun May 15, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?
Replies: 23
Views: 3154

Re: Why does a 737-700 use flap 1 and not zero flap for take off?

Ruddman wrote:
Since it’s such a small amount of extra lift generated?
I’ve been told by a real pilot, using 26k ‘bump’ thrust, at MTOW, a 737-700 only needs around 2500-3000 ft maximum runway for take off using this flap setting. So why not just use zero flap?


More for the leading edge flaps and slats

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by zeke
Sun May 15, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we

Well, I was only joking. But all jokes aside, I think it’s only US airlines that offer standby seats? I know they don’t do it in Australia anyway. Miss ya flight and she’s an empty seat. There is standby seats available in Australia both domestically and internationally. Busy times of the year, or ...

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by zeke
Thu May 12, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8611

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Even with the door locked, I can think of two safer/easier ways to gain access that I won’t post for security issues. This is stupidity. It is just dumb to attempt this without fall protection. No one would use a belt loader to clean the windows. How anyone thought this was a good idea is beyond me.

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by zeke
Thu May 12, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 107965

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

What if QR pays and claims the A350's tomorrow? Won't make a difference legally. QR are still in breach of contract because this payment would be too late to meet what was agreed to. The ball is completely in Airbus' court here. I don’t think the preferred process for Airbus is to continue with thi...

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by zeke
Mon May 09, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

That's obvious but that sort of presentation is not going to convince Greta and the likes that there is no way to burn less fuel (or maybe 10% less at best) to transport 238 people between Sydney and London. It would just convince the climate activists that Qantas and those non-stop travelers have ...

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by zeke
Mon May 09, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Well, the climate fundamentalists are already telling us to use sailboats for intercontinental travels. So if there is a way to fly such a long distance while burning 50% less energy with the current technology, I don't think there is much argument to support the non-stop fly with such a waste of c...

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by zeke
Mon May 09, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

How do you make that estimate? If we talk about passengers and not payload, we could compare this non-stop flight to putting 238 pax in an XLR that would fly 3x 8 hours to get to LHR. Considering an average fuel burn of 3t/hour, it would take 72t of fuel to the XLR to accomplish that journey. I don...

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by zeke
Sun May 08, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

I wonder why Alaska hasn’t argued that this is a moot issue, since the FAs are now all union represented. Or is this more about damages pre-merger? I don't think this is a moot issue, if you look at the rail industry which is also regulated under the Federal Railway Labor Act like aircraft crew, th...

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by zeke
Sun May 08, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

Not in the airline I operated. All the airframes of each same type were equally ETOPS/EDTO ‘rated’. Since we operated A340-300, A340-600, A330-200, A330-300 and A350-900 as a multi-fleet (pilots flew all types), we would just check the Computerised Flight Plan had the correct ETOPS (actually EDTO) ...

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by zeke
Sun May 08, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we "check in?"

However even with 0.2% missed connections one out of 3 narrowbody flights would get one. So check-in data is unusable for exact weight on that many flights... One passenger would be around 100 kg, which would be in tolerance band for most airlines. And its on the plus side, i.e. we are actually 100...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we "check in?"

We don’t leave 20% of our connecting pax behind. We would typically have more passengers rejected by immigration than by missed connections.

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 flight control airworthiness directive
Replies: 20
Views: 7054

Re: A350 flight control airworthiness directive

I had made a long post yesterday on how this worked, it seems to have been removed. Pitch control on the A350 comprises of 3 different systems, the THS, the left elevator, and the right elevator. Each element is controlled by a different set of quad redundant computers (combinations of different PRI...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we "check in?"

From check in data you get passenger weights and baggage weights, that is recorded in the system even for connecting passengers.

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we "check in?"

It is revenue management in a way, it is also a way to maximize payload. Where I work several hours before the flight leaves the airline has an estimated zero fuel weight (ZFW), that is a mix of number of expected passengers and estimated baggage weights, catering for them, as well as cargo. This we...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vale jbaxt61 - James Baxter
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Vale jbaxt61 - James Baxter

It is with sadness I have learn that James was critically injured in a 3 vehicle crash on a major Sydney highway at about 8.50am last Saturday not far from his home. James did not survive the injuries sustained in the accident. James was a young a.net member, a photography contributor to this site (...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Okay, but that's not even the point. Regardless of how they ended up in that predicament, the point is, if they can't staff the current flight schedules now, how would they do it under the new regulations if put in place. Cancel more flights? It's not like they can snap their fingers and suddenly h...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7225

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Probably not too much. It should be possible to use tickets sold for draft calculation, and that is all what checkin data would be good for. Now-shows are relatively small %% of sold tickets. Standby/non-revs, misconnects, connecting bags misdirected and/or left behind would be a greater fraction o...

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by zeke
Sat May 07, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Which means that airlines have a shortage of pilots. It may be a shortage of their own making but it's a shortage none the less. I still disagree, a shortage to me means they tried to recruit these pilots 12-18 months ago and were unable to fill vacancies. In reality these airlines made business de...

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by zeke
Fri May 06, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 not showing on FR24
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Re: A340 not showing on FR24

This happens after they have a wash, when they get dirty they are easier to see without FR24.

Older A340s needed about 2.5 million each frame to rewire them to get ADS-B installed.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

I think some of the 330s have tech crew rest behind the flight deck before the forward galley. Just no cabin crew rest. Not sure if these are used to LAX, where as 788 doesn’t even have tech crew rest is that right? My understanding is they were delivered without the forward and aft crew rests in t...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Oh. So the attempted cut of EAS by Skywest due to lack of pilots, and the cut of regional hours due to lack of pilots isn’t a lack of pilots at all. You obviously know better. This is not something that is unique to the US, IAG and EK have also indicated the same. During covid airlines did no hirin...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Do airlines ever put a sign in the cockpit indicating whether or not an aircraft is equipped for ETOPS?


The aircraft technical log will indicate if there is any reduction in the capability of the aircraft.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

You would be very wrong about a shortage of pilots. (At least in the US) There is no shortage, the was a halt on hiring during covid, a pilot entering a company takes time to get them online. There is a delay between hiring a pilot and getting them online. This rule will only apply to pilots employ...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

As appalled as I am, BNE-LAX (coming in under 14 hours) doesn’t require crew rest so they could continue to use the 788s there. They could presumably do the same with SYD-SCL. I’m not aware of them seeking EDTO >180 for the A330s, but that could be a hypothetical 788 route if they do end up with Qa...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

I'm guessing cost and finding available pilots. If they're already struggling now to get pilots for their flights under their current flight schedules, adding relief pilots to flights that short would make that even worse since they aren't going to magically obtain extra pilots out of thin air. The...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

SCFlyer wrote:
Pretty sure the 788s were delivered new to and entered service with JQ. Likely the 788s will either be transferred to QF mainline, or sold if there is no use for them in the QF mainline fleet and/or better offers out there.


Pretty sure the JQ 787s didnt have crew rests in them when delivered.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

tullamarine wrote:
MEL-NAN has been successfully flown by VA and FJ with 738s since about 2008, FJ have now upgraded to a MAX bur VA are still using its738s. SQ flew SIN-CNS using Silkair 738s for a number of years.


I believe 3K/JQ also flew SIN-CNS, that where Silk got the idea.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Not only SYD-LHR any 350 like SAS EWR-CPH (my current problem. In plus , has AB seats and now schd change has us in CD I dont like it. I hate to spoil a party, but this being an English language forum can you please provide us with a translation? thanks I think they are saying they were in PEY, AB ...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Re: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777

It didnt bother me, I could see you had put a lot of work into it, just the way it renders the post on the forum made it difficult to read. I will have some time to read it again tomorrow, thank you for reposting.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 14158

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

Fixinthe757 wrote:
The China Southern 738 had both its entire wings depart while in a nose dive!! Not exactly the same


That is not true, just a winglet was found 10 km from the crash site.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Exactly. Secondary question. Suppose a flight is scheduled for 3 hours 45 minutes, but an in-flight delay for some reason suddenly puts them at 4 hours 15 minutes of flight time. Would the flight attendants and the pilots still need to take a 10-minute break at that point. Or if a flight is schedul...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

32andBelow wrote:
The pilots. There aren’t reliefs pilots on 5-6 hour flights


No reason there could not be one.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79326

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Some of those routes are already possible with the 738s such as MEL-NAN or CNS-SIN. SYD-CGK already exists but I agree it could go daily if it went down from an A332 to A321XLR.. Whilst MEL-BKK and ADL-HKG are possible, it once again throws up the issue as to whether an A321, particularly if there ...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible A220 Range Increase - Breeze Airways
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

Re: Possible A220 Range Increase - Breeze Airways

Might be the same number just one is maximum range to hold a 200 nm alternate and contingency/reserve where the other is the max range without an alternate.

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 14691

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

BoeingGuy wrote:
Any pilots here have a guess why he had so much difficulty de-rotating?


Pretty common on jets that with increase in thrust, spoilers extending etc can result in a pitch up

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Who's responsible for the passengers if the flight attendants all go on break. Or are they just going to suspend service for 10-30 minutes. This is an unreasonable premise. Crew already have breaks in flights. There is no requirement for all crew to have a break at the same time. They obviously wou...

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by zeke
Thu May 05, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13979

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

But trains can easily pull into a station for a crew change, and I assume commuter trains aren't continuously running routes that are long enough to where this could be an issue. A plane can't just pull over at the nearest cloud for crew break. What do you do for a flight going from SFO to Hawaii o...

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