Another small step to allow even more aircraft to operate into an airport that doesn't have the infrastructure to handle them. Peak times at EDI are now a juggling act of parking aircraft on all of the taxi ways until a stand becomes available.Jump to post
An ex BA Concorde captain told me that takeoff above max takeoff weight was common at both AF and BA. If any of the planned taxi fuel was still on board, instead of burning it off before takeoff the crews would normally pump that fuel from the tail tank to some of the larger tanks in the wing. This ...Jump to post
Heraklion, Napoli, Marseille, Bodrum, actually there are lots of them all over Europe. Can't remember them all. The strange thing I find is that there are a good number of places that have a 3 degree ILS, but you then find they'll also have a VOR approach with a steeper approach.Jump to post
I think the real answer to your question is, Easyjet, Ryanair, Wizz etc ARE europes major airlines. They are now far larger than airlines like KLM or BA. Part of the reason they are now so big is because they were willing to do things like, have foreign bases and routes that start and end outside of...Jump to post
They definitely had no idea it was there. Otherwise they wouldn't have flown so close to it. I almost hit a balloon (a bit smaller than this one I suspect) at 17000ft 2 months ago. It does happen.Jump to post
To be EZHA, surely?
No EasyJet A321's are gonna be ready in June 2017. Not unless they are coming through without the typical orange fairing anyway.
Protecting freedom by taking it away. Soon we will be required to travel naked, just in case you use your clothes as a weapon.Jump to post
Some military flights do appear on plane finder or FR 24. Often see the Royal Air Force on it. A330 (voyager), king air, tutor, even the hawk.Jump to post
Not much of a news story. This is the kind of stuff that infrequently happens to all airlines. They are just using the current high profile of the united incident to make this a bigger issue.Jump to post
( and FAA will hem and haw until Boeing has similar parts available
Yes. They have always had dedicated freighters. They are not operated on behalf of any other airline. They are Royal Mail contracts. It's been a very long time since they used quick change passenger/cargo aircraft. Although they did used to block off seats for newspaper deliveries on some passenger ...Jump to post
I've never been a military pilot. But I've spoken with several of my colleagues, who flew jets such as the f-4 Phantom, Tornado, Jaguar and Mirage 2000. And yes, wake turbulence is an issue. Procedures are designed accordingly to approach and leave the tanker safely. I remember an ex Tornado guy tel...Jump to post
could you explain what you mean by the above? Are you only allowed to use spoilers and autobrakes above that speed int he event of a RTO? Auto brake MAX is armed at 72kts. So if you move the thrust levers to idle, the ground spoilers will deploy and maximum braking will happen without pressure on t...Jump to post
First of all, this website is not a reliable source of information. I am an A320 captain, but many contributors to this forum are amateurs. I think really you'd be better raising these questions with your airlines training department. But still.... 25% thrust reduction is a regulatory thing. This ru...Jump to post
At my airline, we are well aware of the requirement to monitor and cross check the descent during a non precision approach. We are also trained on appropriate changes to the Flight Path Angle to correct deviation from the correct profile. Hard to believe such a large modern airline wouldn't have the...Jump to post
I could be wrong, but I think the Concorde broke the sound barrier during testing! And I suppose aircraft manufacturers avoid it because the planes aren't designed for supersonic speeds, and unlike the Concorde will have no kind of system or procedure to account for the massive shift in the centre o...Jump to post
I remember flying with an ex BA Concorde captain. He told me that taking off overweight was a very common occurrence, because it was often marginal whether or not you would have sufficient fuel at the other end. The correct procedure was to use all the fuel from the tail tank during taxi. In reality...Jump to post
5 and a bit tonnes will do for London to Glasgow or Edinburgh. You'll probably burn between 2 and a half and 3 depending on all the variables.Jump to post
I also think that the combination of BA and the UK based EZY would probably be too great to pass anti monopoly tests.Jump to post
It's not "apples and oranges". The A320 is an airliner. OK, we all know that it is the ultimate example, and nothing has been as popular before. But 17 a year! That can't be considered a success in the global market. I wish it was, and I'd love to see more Russian types out there. But it's...Jump to post
I think it is a real credit to sukhoi that the SSJ is operating with some western airlines. However, when you compare the SSJ production rate to the A320 it brings it into perspective. Airbus are planning to build 60 A320 family aircraft per month in 2019. The SSJ is unlikely to ever come anywhere n...Jump to post
Wow. I saw them for years abandoned in Athens. I heard a rumour that the engineers destroyed the tech logs, and and all the technical history of the aircraft in some kind of act of revenge or defiance. I suppose by now they would require some serious maintenance regardless of what the tech log said.Jump to post
So strange. I assume you are in the USA. In the U.K. The role of dispatcher is an unskilled, poorly paid job that requires no qualifications. I know a few people who have made the jump from dispatcher to FA. It's nice to know that it's the other way round elsewhere in the world.Jump to post
Not sure. But at EDI there are only a few stands that can be used for flights to NI or ROI. These gates have cameras and use specific security procedures due to the history of "the troubles" etc. All arrivals also go through a specific door for the same reason. I'd imagine it's for this re...Jump to post
Do you remember when they thought that the Titanic wouldn't need life boats for everyone?
It's statistically very unlikely that the plane will have a fire, I suppose they could go without fire extinguishers too.