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by zeke
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

the incident aircraft followed the same track to VNPR until we lose it about 5km from the threshold, at what point in the approach were they advised to use Runway 12? \. That is a pretty much a text book reversal to an opposite end approach, at 1500 ft (3nm/5lm); turn right 45 degrees intercept the...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

I wonder if the flight had landed 12 feet on the concrete, instead of 12 feet short, if the event would have been captured and investigated? Would FOQA have picked that up? The safety management system would have seen a short landing, along with the GPWS glideslope warning. I can see my (or the FOs...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 Single Engine landing
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: 737-800 Single Engine landing

As others have pointed out the TR on a 737 will not deploy if the engine has been shut down. Especially since the crew reduced their status to a Pan Pan it would suggest that either: ⋅ The engine simply flamed out with no apparent damage and they were able to restart it, or ⋅ Th...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 3335

Re: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?

For a light, for example a navigation light that was U/S on the walk around, advise the mechanic/engineering and write it in the techlog. The mechanic/engineering will carry out there procedure to try and repair the item, if it cannot be repaired (often parts are not right next to the aircraft) they...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 278
Views: 73036

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

Depends on the changes you are talking about, most changes can be incorporated during a normal planned maintenance check. A software update could happen during a weekly check. The manufacturers make a fair bit of money from their in service upgrades, The A359 has more range than the 769, many airlin...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 278
Views: 73036

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

Does anyone have any info on how the enhanced A350 optimizers the flap and slat positions for take off performance enhancement? As per the Airbus article. https://aircraft.airbus.com/en/newsroom/stories/2022-10-the-best-gets-even-better-a350-introduces-new-performance-and-airspace I think they woul...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

So Simon is wrong. The path shown in the Cabin Video is not consistent with an approach to the old Airport (way too high) but is consistent with a circling approach to Runway 12 (which is what they were planning) on the new airport when arriving from the East (which is where Kathmandu is). Accordin...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 1711

Re: Studying before PPL training

I think most professional pilots will tell you to get the initial class 1 before you spend a lot of money on training. I thought class 3 was for ATC.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

garpd wrote:
Does the ATR 72-500 typically have an older tape based flight recorder/FDR, or a more modern solid state memory unit? This aircraft was 15 years old so was constructed round about the time the transition from one to the other was happening.


ATR-72-500 is digital for voice and data.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 1711

Re: Studying before PPL training

All, I'm about to start private pilot training in about 2 months, and I've been exchanging emails with my flight school whenever I needed to ask questions. One thing they warned me of is to not over-prepare or study too much before training, since they said that past students struggled in ground sc...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Seems like this is worthy of greater discussion, it points to a possible technical issue on the aircraft. The transponder transmits the gps position, speed, and altitude via ads-b, if gps position becomes unreliable, for example the number of visible satellites viewable is less than 5, the position...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

And also, he appears incredulous that the stream would become blurry so suddenly, when the easy explanation was that the victim dropped his phone when the plane buffeted. (Stall symptom.) Stalls in modern transport category aircraft are generally not violent, one of the reasons stick shakers/pusher...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines and A320's RNP Question
Replies: 34
Views: 4023

Re: United Airlines and A320's RNP Question

I apologize if this topic has been discussed, searched and found nothing. Anyone know when the United A320's were certified to fly RNP approaches? Not sure about the A319's, but I've been seeing a few A320's flying the RNP approaches to IAH in recent weeks making the same tight lateral track as wha...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

This accident occurred at the new Pokhara Airport, which just opened vey recently and has a 2,500m runway. It has been built as an additional international gateway, so I would expect to see numerous A32S / 737 operations these in time. I wouldn't say that the ATR is not a good performer. Sure, it's...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Facebook Live videos are automatically uploaded to your profile as regular videos after they end unless you state otherwise. Where is this facebook profile page link ? This is what is being reported in the media "A cellphone recovered from the wreckage of the Yeti Airlines flight that crashed ...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

CLESpotter95 wrote:
The video is on the Facebook profile of the man who died.

Sorry, but Occam's razor has to prevail here.


How does the man who is claimed to be dead.......upload the video to his Facebook profile from his phone that was consumed by a post flight fire ?

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

I'd be surprised if they could maintain a 5% gradient on the missed if they lost an engine at their weight. Not that it matters. That is where a performance engineer would have a look at it, they would have a engine out procedure which simply could change the engine out acceleration altitude m 400'...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Not to mention, several people have geolocated the plane's flight path based on the view out his window. Not sure what Simon is on about here. I respect his work with AvHerald a great deal but some of his takes leave me scratching my head. The fact he is also immediately censoring any discussion ab...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Could this be another pilot suicide?? I doubt this, this is a new airport only opened for a few weeks, there is no approach to RW12. The airport has terrain around it, see the aerodrome obstacle chart below. I think they flew the ILS30 and the circled for 12, due to the terrain I guess they kept it...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

People who haven't lived in the Amsterdam or nearby area, are not aware of how sudden change of wind direction are so common here in this time of the year. It has been pretty nasty the past few days (just became calm finally a few hours ago). I think pilots who operate there regularly have a health...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Okcflyer wrote:
By now it should be clear whether the pilots intentionally operated the plan outside of the FCOM or whether external factors lead to this incident. Which is it?


You can always crash an aircraft following FCOM procedures.

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Shakinthefat wrote:
You can autoland on any approach as long as you ask ATC for protection.


Not true, the approach does not need to be protected in order to do an autoland in CAT 1 or better conditions. FCOM limits says that G/S and LOC fluctuations may occur, the PF must immediately be prepared to take over.

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by zeke
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

The A320 can from a systems pov. The wind may prohibit it in addition to the pilot deciding not to. I have flown A320 series for about 7 years and I have never done it. Regards. I do them fairly regularly, our in aircraft training footprints have a requirement for all new captain and first officer ...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 370
Views: 102370

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

At first I thought it might be fake. Part of me is still thinking it might be fake. I think my brain doesn't want to accept it being real. If it is, that is absolutely tragic. Those poor people! Did anyone notice the bang sound before everyone panicked? The video reminds me of this video https://yo...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Yes, it’s prudent to do it that way, on a CATIII approved runway, but you’d be surprised to learn that most CATI runways (at least in my country) have ILS integrity down to CATIII tolerances, and that’s even during rollout down the runway. Here is a NavCan document (updated often) listing all ILS’s...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Can't answer for him, but I fly the a330 and it performs fine under steady and gusty conditions. It is different, but perfectly doable. But you have to know how to get the aircraft to do what you want it to do. Being based on AMS and with those southwesterly "storms" being the norm in the...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Shakinthefat wrote:
The XW/HW for autoland could have been out of limits.


Per FCOM limits, autoland wind limits are for CAT 2/3 and GLS CAT 1, CAT 1 ILS limits are therefore the normal aircraft limits.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Pretty sure the autopilot would puke in those conditions. Much better to hand fly it, than get a nasty surprise when Betty decides it is lunchtime. The autopilot actually does a very precise job of maintaining the path, for the autopilot to disconnect the conditions would be outside what could be m...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Can’t auto land on a CAT I ILS. Its an RCOM limit on all FBW Airbus aircraft, autolands are permitted on a CAT 1 ILS. The aircraft has no idea from the signal it receives if it is a CAT 1, 2, or 3 ILS, The different categories of ILS have more to do with things like approach lightings, airport mark...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

Then Windshear and micro burst can 99% be ruled out the plane alerts you to Windshear and the procedure is to go around. I’m sure there are ATC Tapes somewhere. ATC will give microburst alerts and all aircraft for the runway will go around as microbursts last for several minutes not seconds. Windsh...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 39557

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

I really do think the plane should have diverted to DUS/BRU instead of landing at AMS. This is just overall a situation that could have been avoided. Why risk a flight that needs to land on such a short runway. A widebody aircraft shouldn't be landing with only 6000 feet. Short runway landings can ...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 08, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircrew scheduling question.
Replies: 8
Views: 2822

Re: Aircrew scheduling question.

Just curious - Major European airlines, particularly Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa seem to run a number of services from their home cities to west or central Africa, then do a very short add-on leg before returning directly home. My question is would the aircrew do the short add-...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 24044

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion - 2023

I'm not sure why he would say that to them although it wouldnt surprise me if most of them don't want to come back anyway, although having said that some have come back already. Think there are more SOs than CN at the moment, then there is the new cadets coming, DEFO and DECN. They were all intervi...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 24044

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion - 2023

BHRN wrote:
For connecting pax...no sane person (other than enthusiasts) would choose to fly over high speed rail or even coaches.


The jets are full under the floor with cargo both ways, I think it will go back to 3xA330s a day again for cargo.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 24044

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion - 2023

Yes we are currently already recruiting foreign nationals again as FOs. We will shortly be hiring foreigners as SOs too. Thanks a shame, the 100 SOs that were terminated have not been employed again, and many were checked to line. TB emailed them last week basically saying we encourage you to look ...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce Completes UltraFan Build
Replies: 30
Views: 7534

Re: Rolls-Royce Completes UltraFan Build

This is just start of a long road of testing

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by zeke
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-functional seatbelt sign & FARs
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Non-functional seatbelt sign & FARs

from https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files/2022-07/MMEL_B-737_Rev_62_Draft.pdf 03-01 “NO SMOKING/ FASTEN SEAT BELT/ RETURN TO SEAT” Signs 03-01A C - - (M) May be inoperative provided: a) Associated passenger seat or lavatory is not occupied from which a passenger lighted information sign is not re...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to add Embraer E190 to its fleet
Replies: 65
Views: 6946

Re: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.

smi0006 wrote:
Does SIN have any gate or slot constraints? I would thought these aircraft almost too small for Scoot, or building a hub in SIN.


They are in the process of building another new terminal, and reconfiguring the center runway. That being said this aircraft does not make sense to me for Scoot for SIN.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 16, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calculating ETE times to a destination?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Calculating ETE times to a destination?

Does the FMS calculates the ETE times from the beginning of the take off roll or from wheels up to touch down Correct, the FMC will include the SID for the departure assigned route and STAR at the destination. The FMC will also use the forecast winds. It won’t be entirely accurate, it will be prett...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 noisy jerky clanky brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

Re: A350 noisy jerky clanky brakes

So I’ve just landed at ORD having traveled from LHR with BA on their A35K. It’s my second time on the A350 and didn’t notice this the previous flight but the braking action when taxiing was very jerky, almost as if the brakes could only be on or off. There was also a squeak/ vibration when they wer...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319 Shortest Landing distance
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: A319 Shortest Landing distance

I was wondering what was the shortest landing distance an A319 could land, or the minumum runway length required. The question arises after I experienced a very short (very heavy braking) A319 landing at UHSS last year, the calculated distance from touchdown to vacating the runway was calculated to...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My flight is delayed due to a lightning strike. Question:
Replies: 14
Views: 4024

Re: My flight is delayed due to a lightning strike. Question:

I’m At KSAN, and was about to board a 767-400. Right after boarding time, they announced that the aircraft had experienced a lightning strike. I wonder why it took them that long to announce it. I saw the pilots doing their paperwork as if to get ready. Could they have noticed an avionics issue? I ...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last time the largest aircraft in production was a twin?
Replies: 49
Views: 5344

Re: Last time the largest aircraft in production was a twin?

Just because it isn't certificated, doesn't mean it isn't being produced. But even so, the original question is still valid, because the other huge airplane is the A350, which is... also a big modern twin. In aviation production refers to an aircraft that is built to its type design. When the type ...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last time the largest aircraft in production was a twin?
Replies: 49
Views: 5344

Re: Last time the largest aircraft in production was a twin?

mikejepp wrote:
Now that the final 747 has rolled out, the largest aircraft in production worldwide is the 777-9, a twin.


Does the 777-9 actually have a production certificate ?

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by zeke
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?
Replies: 27
Views: 1857

Re: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?

In the US anyway, the DoD requires us to follow State rules, including the FARs and any ICAO SARPs as incorporated into national aviation authority. The only exception obviously is actual combat or very specialized activities over the high seas, carriers for example. Our flight rules are identical ...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?
Replies: 27
Views: 1857

Re: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?

So, is the arrival restriction more because the arrival spacing is the more important? There is also another reason which is often overlooked that is for procedures involving loss of communications. If for any reason an aircraft were to face a loss of communications there are set procedures to be f...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Using Japanese Airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 9244

Re: Aeroflot Using Japanese Airspace

As most of us are aware, a lot of nations have closed their airspace to Russian registered and chartered aircraft, however, it doesn't make sense that Japan has allowed Aeroflot(SU) to use its airspace. At the time of writing this, flight SU638 from Vladivostok to Phuket is flying over Fukuoka, usi...

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by zeke
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 62
Views: 17131

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Is it possible to lockout the autopilot on the takeoff roll, or below 400 feet? Or is that not desireable for some reason? For autolands the autopilot remains engaged until after touchdown until taxi speed is reached. For a LVO rejected landing the autopilot can remain engaged. Crew should not be r...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus descent procedure?
Replies: 26
Views: 3804

Re: Airbus descent procedure?

Thank you very much for taking the time to write detailed replies. I need to read them again when I am 'in' the a321 (the most sophisticated, sim-wise, of the Airbuses I fly - a319/a320/a321/a330 & a350!). I think, as I say, by using DES, OP DES, or V/S as I feel the situation warrants, I manag...

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