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by BREECH
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Tire Brand Options
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Aircraft Tire Brand Options

Aircraft tires require FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval for each model of aircraft. The 787 has only one approved tire manufacturer. Many model aircraft have more than one approved tire brand. https://www.bridgestone.com/products/speciality_tires/aircraft/whatsnew/20070219_01.html Aircraft tires do...

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by BREECH
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Reviewers/Bloggers vs. Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Airline Reviewers/Bloggers vs. Airlines

I honestly expected an angry report from Sam Chui complaining he was carried onboard the plane in a golden panaquin instead of a platinum one. :-D

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by BREECH
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it legal to have two reg numbers on an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Is it legal to have two reg numbers on an aircraft?

I went on the Internet and I found this: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/video-acj320neo-carries-out-maiden-flight-453757/ Among other things, the article says the plane carried two registration numbers. I always thought that it was very, very important that the reg number remained one an...

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by BREECH
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Tire Brand Options
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Aircraft Tire Brand Options

Tire trivia The 767-400 uses exactly the same main gear tires as the 777 Just less of them ! Really? Wow, this topic is actually a lot more interesting than I initially thought. I have even more questions now. We know the usual automobile tires designation of, for example, 225/35R18. How are aircra...

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by BREECH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Tire Brand Options
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Aircraft Tire Brand Options

An addition to the topic starter's question. Are there "winter" tires for airplanes?

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by BREECH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 72
Views: 24432

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

keesje wrote:
2. Longer flights mostly require crew rests for cockpit & cabin crew. Limited options seem available without cutting passenger seat capacity.

It's absolutely amazing what a person can do when he's bored.

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by BREECH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52041

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Revelation wrote:
The 777 also was wishful thinking, till it wasn't.

If you want to believe 797 has no place in DL's planning that's fine, yet we still have Ed's quote.

The love I bear thee can afford no better word than this: keepth dreamingth!

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by BREECH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight
Replies: 49
Views: 6708

Re: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
there would be the first Round-The-World Terror flight!

Nah, that's JFK-LHR.

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by BREECH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 38246

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

It’s basic airmanship. Same reason you don’t see a checklist item in the FCOM for steep turns or Power-off stalls, as you simply do what you learn in one of the very first flight lessons of your life: push the nose down to break the stall and get lift back over the wings. Runaway trim is in the man...

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by BREECH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52041

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

DL knows enough about the '797's properties to be able to tentatively slot it in to their future plans if they chose to do so, with the caveat that there is a risk that it may not ever come to fruition. That's what is important in the context of this discussion. What's important in the context of t...

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by BREECH
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52041

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

SteelChair wrote:
The 5th freedom rights were a reminder of a lost war and were a source of shame.

May I ask you to elaborate on this a bit? How does the 5th freedom remind Japan of the war?

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by BREECH
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52041

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Talk is cheap. Qantas was "on the campaign" for 777. Remind me, if you please, how many 777s does Qantas fly? You are making my point. Not quite. Your point was that Delta's CEO saying they will be "on the campaign" for 797 proves that 797 exists. My point is that it proves abso...

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by BREECH
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52041

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Then I guess DL's CEO is a fan boy too: The No. 2 U.S. carrier wants to be one of the first to fly a potential new mid-sized jetliner from Boeing , said Delta Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian. That’s a vote of confidence from one of the most influential aircraft buyers as Boeing decides whether t...

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by BREECH
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52041

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

So even when buying new, Delta still prefers old. :-D

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

You don't say, wow are you telling us something that at least 99.99% of us on a.net are already aware of! If and I mean if you have bothered to actually read this thread from the very beginning like most people do you would have seen that Air Transat has been mentioned on numerous occasions. There ...

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Much like the 777, wasn’t the A330 initially developed as a medium-range transcontinental aircraft—basically a DC-10-10/Tristar replacement? Developed in tandem with the A340, which was intended to be the long hauler. Then the 777 engines redefined what a twin can do. It wasn’t until later in the p...

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

It's too small for International flights, too big for domestic flights. Range is too short for most long-haul flights, too much for domestic flights. Depends which country you call "domestic". Try plotting A310's range on, say, Russia or Brazil or Chile or Australia. Or Asia from, say, Si...

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Airbus has made plenty of strategic mistakes. They realised far too late they had a big gap underneith the A350. The A330NEO was a desperate attempt to slow down the 787, but what they really needed was the A300NEO to attack the 787 from below. The most important thing is that the "middle of t...

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Max Q wrote:
FYI new 767’s are still rolling out of Boeing’s production line

As a result of a scandalous KC-X bid that ended up with a high-echelon government official going to JAIL for taking bribes from Boeing. Yeah, something to be proud of.

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I am rather tired of this 767 blew the A310 away in sales. The 767 did not. The A310 competed with the 767-200/200ER and the 767-300 competed with the A300 and later with the A330. At that time Airbus did not denote a different size of the same family with a dash -100 -200 and so on, but with a dif...

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by BREECH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26487

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Considering how old that thing is and with Airbus' participation in ATR and Dassault, I think it'd be much cheaper for them to just develop a clean sheet design.

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by BREECH
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

It was a great plane. I remember my first flight on it. It was actually my first experience with foreign aircraft. I remember my first huge surprise. I was expecting the usual "pop" of the pressurization system on my ears and the roar of engines. And then suddenly the plane started to roll...

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by BREECH
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318174

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

In a similar vein, why weren't all A330s grounded back in 2008 when the computers on QF72 decided to plunge the plane twice, with absolutely no checklist for the flight crew to refer to (unlike the 737 Max which has an existing procedure to deal with it), and leaving the captain having a distrust w...

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by BREECH
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318174

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

You have a point. However pilot training is designed to repeatedly expose you to critical scenarios. The more likely and critical, the more often you see it. Procedures are also designed so that memory items are kept to a minimum. Stabilise the aircraft, then reference a printed or on screen proced...

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by BREECH
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318174

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Hearing all this "they should work on this in a simulator", I have a question. Just how much do you (or "they") think a human being can remember and automatically implement in a critical situation? EVERY time (or at least VERY often) when a plane crashes there is something the pi...

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by BREECH
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

There was also a Neoplan model that had somewhat similar arrangement, but it didn't lift itself up, just the airstairs. I think it was built for Saudi Arabia or some other Middle Eastern country.

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by BREECH
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4775

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Could a Rolls-Royce plc Aerospace business absorption by Airbus be financially plausible ? And would it be really useful ? That would be detrimental to both companies actually. Rolls-Royce uses their aircraft turbines for marine propulsion (LM2500 is it?). If the company is split, that cooperation ...

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by BREECH
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4775

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Not sure in EU but in the US, I think there is a law that forbids Boeing from buying/owning an engine maker. In this respect, if Airbus were to acquire RR, I think the US will not approve the buyout. There is one in EU but in the US it's different. In the US creating a monopoly isn't against the la...

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 11695

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

Has Latvia accused Russia of sending suicide birds to attack their planes yet? :stirthepot: For choosing CSeries instead of SSJ :?: :flamed: DAYEM! I missed half the joke! :-( So tomorrow's front page headlines at British tabloids will read: "Latvia says that the plane was attacked by Russian-...

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 11695

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

Tominjsh wrote:
...from Vienna to Riga... (YL-CSB)
...YL-CSC ... from Riga (Latvia)...

Has Latvia accused Russia of sending suicide birds to attack their planes yet? :stirthepot:

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 11695

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

lightsaber wrote:
What does it say about me that I'm envisioning a Monte Python skit and chuckling ten minutes later?

If I answer that, you promise I won't get banned? :white:

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 11695

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

JannEejit wrote:
Tominjsh wrote:
Lot of migrating going on here in last days- cranes, geese, swans, possibly cows from Finland as well


God help the aircraft that colides with a cow at 4000ft ! :lol:

What about the COW, you heartless monster!!! :-(

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 22230

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

Here's a link to a picture of the A380 in its static test rig. Note the lack of engines, horizontal tail and vertical tail. https://i.stack.imgur.com/A3UPt.jpg Both the A380 and the 777-9 were complete for structural test. Also don't know why you're worried about what the Daily Mail says since you ...

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 22230

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

Here's a link to a picture of the A380 in its static test rig. Note the lack of engines, horizontal tail and vertical tail. https://i.stack.imgur.com/A3UPt.jpg Both the A380 and the 777-9 were complete for structural test. Also don't know why you're worried about what the Daily Mail says since you ...

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Welcome to a.net:. Federal aviation regulation. If an aircraft, avionics, or engine has issues, the FAA ruling on the fix. e.g., doublers on an A320. You alluded there was a regular problem. If so that generates a FAR. ESD:. Electrostatic discharge. It is a source of many electronic component failu...

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by BREECH
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 22230

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

Fully assembled... except for the tail and engines. Do they only hire people who are genetically unable to tell the truth? Would veritaphobic be the proper word? Pretty harsh words. Why be so pedantic? Ask me that when you see a tail-less airplane arrive at your gate! While it's not a complete airp...

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by BREECH
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

...I don't know the validity/credibility of the claim. I would estimate it as zero. :-) And you don't have to defend yourself. I replied to your post only to quote. I did notice that you quoted it from avherald. Like when people mentioned the known autothrottle flaw in the Asiana214 incident. Apolo...

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by BREECH
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Sir Tim would be talking. The 777 is the highest dispatch reliability widebody yet created (soon to be passed by the 787). If this was common, their would be a FAR and Sir Tim Clark wouldn't have bought so many 777s. Pure speculation, but if proper ESD protocol wasn't followed by one individual, th...

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by BREECH
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

BoeingGuy wrote:
Cycling circuit breakers in flight is not a good idea or condoned.

And I believe actually forbidden. I clearly remember a Mayday episode where doing that led to something very catastrophic.

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Don't quote me on this, but I'm sure there was a few comments on AVH that say this is a known condition, and Boeing is looking into it. It also stated a quick fix to reset the equipment. Again, in one of the comments in AVH. Allow me disbelieve that. The systems that failed are installed on that mo...

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

I have to say I'm quite impressed by the pilot. He is facing, as the British would say, "quite a calamity", most of his instruments are down, especially the ones he actually NEEDS, because he's landing in the clouds. But he remains not only calm but actually quite nonchalant. It may be the...

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

VarunSolanki747 wrote:
I believe even a 12 year young experienced flightsimmer can land the jet in clear skies and calm winds

Hey, speak for yourself, amigo! I'm still on Cessna 172 after 12 years of sim experience!

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 22230

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

The first fully assembled 777X jetliner has rolled off the Boeing production line at the manufacturer's Everett factory in Washington state: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6175653/Pictured-fully-assembled-777X-jetliner.html Wow, can't wait to see this out of the hanger and f...

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

And one more question for the professional pilots or experts. The ATC asks, "ILS is out of service on both sides of the airplane"? I didn't know there were two ILS systems and that they were on the opposite sides of the plane! Is that true?

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 23283

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Air India's VT-ALQ a Boeing 777-337ER had a multiple navigation instrument failure at New York's JFK Airport when on finals at 300ft....to be honest I feel the crew and the ATC did an amazing job and apparently no one is appreciating them, by no one I mean the media and the airline. http://avherald...

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12637

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-to-singapore-airlines-flight-demand "There is strong demand to support a non-stop, direct flight route between Vancouver and the Southeast Asian city state of Singapore. In fact, the demand for a non-stop link to Vancouver is so strong that Changi Airpo...

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by BREECH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 32
Views: 4233

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

DarthLobster wrote:
BREECH wrote:
DO NOT text and fly!!!


Pilots have already been doing that for years. Ever heard of ACARS?

Nah, that's those irresponsible teenage airplanes. Can't get away from their computers for one minute! *shakes head*

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by BREECH
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 32
Views: 4233

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

DO NOT text and fly!!!

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by BREECH
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7218

Re: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100

So... *Sylvester Stalone in Oscar accent* Did Aeroflot or did Aeroflot not order 100 SSJs as someone here promised they would? Depends! It sounds like an MoU or LoI to me. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeroflot-to-take-100-more-superjets-451796/ Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has struck...

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by BREECH
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13817

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

In light of the recent 737 crash in Sochi, will this "crutch" allow more flare angle?

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