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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 24
Views: 4417

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

Interesting - yeah, that seems to fit. It did return to the airport like many suspected, but otherwise it's a Pan Am 747 engine explosion out of JFK around that time. My searches *should* have come up with that, but I had a feeling my filters weren't being reset when I tried to reset them, so not a...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11334

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Let's see if it gets another doomed basic airline livery with no titles, as with the 747-8 prototype (LN 1435) or a Boeing livery.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 24
Views: 4417

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

I was on a DC-10 in 1980 at the age of 8 that experienced a compressor stall followed by a fire that certainly looked and felt like an explosion, and we turned around and landed back at EWR. I feel like the entire event is seared in my memory, but it's been 40 years and I know that memory is fluid....

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 28
Views: 2364

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

You could buy your 747 with a berth section in the crown.
https://www.greenpoint.com/747-8-aeroloft/

Though this is a cool offer, the operational penality for airlines is probably not worth it.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 10815

Re: New Russian SST

Speaking of the Superjet...are they seeing any technical flaws with the landing gear, wing interface, fuel tank layout? Well, since the second bounce during that crash landing in SVO occured at +5,85G and the aircraft structure failed only during the third bounce, that even exceeded the measurabili...

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by trijetsonly
Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5832

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

That is the flight manger's office, if I'm not mistaken. Someone can correct me, if I got it wrong. Personally, I like the one on the EK A380 better, more privacy. Flight Manager's office? Geez, never heard about it... is this something new?? We call it the Purser Work Station (PWS). Basically a se...

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by trijetsonly
Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5832

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

Those two windows provide daylight to the stairs.

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by trijetsonly
Mon May 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 691
Views: 271708

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fist A350 ACJ msn/427 German Air Force msn/443 Private Unknown I show 443 as the first ACJ. To become D-AKAY for the German Government. Interesting that the bird for the government will wear a civilian registration. KA as in “Konrad Adenauer?” The German Airforce aircraft usually have civilian regi...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 691
Views: 271708

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Croden wrote:
Is it just me or are the Virgin Atlantic and British Airways A350's taking forever to roll out???


They just don't know if they should paint an EU flag on the fuselage or not.... :duck:

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by trijetsonly
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chasing the An-225
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Chasing the An-225

The An-225 is trackable on flightradar https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-82060 However, according to that site it hasn't flown during the last seven months. There have been rumors and stories that with the current political tensions between Russia and Ukraine the spare parts availabilit...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Re: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?

That golden striped TriStar in VCV with the Saudi registration is said to have a low 4-digit number of hours and cycles.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4252

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

Didn't Red Wings just retire their Tu-204? Air Koryo already got one of those. Maybe they will take the other frames now as well.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1529

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane.
You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 9041

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

Airbus has had more than one instances where their FBW system has overtrimmed due yo false AoA readings. In a recent incident (this decade) the pilots had no knowledge of how to turn it off but hecause they were able go keep things level (after initial dive of 4000 feet) they had lots of time for g...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35046

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Well , I might have missed one step , but I wish 737-700 Max shall be launched by LUFTHANSA ! Or The LH GROUP . No such thing as the 737-700 Max; it's the 737-700 or 737 MAX 7. To continue the nitpicking: There is no such thing as the 737 MAX 7. It's only the 737-800 and the 737-8. That'll probably...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3148

Re: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

I've read somewhere that the plan is to route the Asian connections more via MUC and the American connections more via FRA.
The rerouting of KIX backs that up.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29290

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

However, those two Tangos will be on their way out around the 13th incoming 779. Better some congestion for a limited amount of time, than skipping the system altogether. So I'd opt for T [riple] ango, then Victor [good for 52 consecutive frames], with Charlie for the 789, or going Golf or Hotel wi...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

They can probably bring it down to three aircraft families in a couple of years: A350, 777 and 787. Although there may be a business case to add the A330-900. And what would that business case be? What does the A339 do better than the 789? Please inform me; I am not aware of any type of route where...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

LH779 wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
- LH was the first non-ME3-B77X-customer

Didn't they order the 77X even before the ME3?


Yes, Lufthansa was the launching customer for the 777X (first ever customer to order that type of aircraft). Even though that doesn't necessarily mean, that they are going to be the first operator.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I don’t see Boeing going through that expense. They would probably prefer to just buy the planes back and sell more 779s if LH was no longer interested in the heavy 748s. My mistake, I wasnt focused on the current fleet just the future fleet which apparently did not change much from end of year 201...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I don’t see Boeing going through that expense. They would probably prefer to just buy the planes back and sell more 779s if LH was no longer interested in the heavy 748s. Looking at their annual report it is actually what they state in their FY2018 report. But that was probably prepared before the ...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Next interesting statement:
After 2023
777-9 will replace 747-8 on some routes and 747-8 will replace A380.

https://slidesync.com/XoAW1l1vbZ?locale=en


but as we are talking about things more than 4 years in the future, things may change until then...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

keesje wrote:
Are the the 20x 777-9s still confirmed?


Quoting CEO Spohr from the ongoing press conference:
34 777-9 will come, initially to FRA.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Just now in the press conference:
the 7 leaving fleets will be:
A330-200, A340-300, A340-600, B747-400, B767-300, B777-200, MD-11

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Will they finally have LED landing lights or do they stick to halogen bulbs?
It's hard to see on the pictures.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

airnorth wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Anyone else notice the registration painted on the underside of the port wing?

It looks like N779XW, but it is really difficult to say from the pics.


Should be
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=N779XW

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Does the exit layout not bother anyone else? Only 4 instead of 5 like the -300, and the 3L/R exits are far back from the wing compared to the 2L/R ones! Maybe it's just my OCD!! You can't see the exits 3L/R in most of the pictures. In fact, it's still 5 exits per side in total, just arranged differ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53890

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

In the Lufthansa-press release is also a nice picture of the B787-9 in Austrian and Swiss-colors... Does this mean the 20 planes will be spreaded within the group? Cheer! :wave: That is my guess. Any guesses on the distribution? OS: has 6 763ER (average age is 23 years) and 6 772ER (average age is ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46684

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Does the exit layout not bother anyone else? Only 4 instead of 5 like the -300, and the 3L/R exits are far back from the wing compared to the 2L/R ones! Maybe it's just my OCD!! You can't see the exits 3L/R in most of the pictures. In fact, it's still 5 exits per side in total, just arranged differ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29290

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Nope. Zulus are already taking. Look for something with more rhythm ;) With the assumption that it'll be the same logic as before, we have -A - taken by Condor A321 -B - taken by A319 -C - free - mix up with MD-11 possible but has been done before with the 777F -D - taken by A321 -E - soon taken by...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29290

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

trijetsonly wrote:


To correct myself:
D-ABA* should be entirely possible as the Condor D-AIA* have nothing to do with LH anymore (or not yet again).

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 29290

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

Are the registrations for the new 777X already known? My bet would be on the D-ABZ* series.. Nope. Zulus are already taking. Look for something with more rhythm ;) With the assumption that it'll be the same logic as before, we have -A - taken by Condor A321 -B - taken by A319 -C - free - mix up wit...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022

According to the article, the first A350 will be delivered „later this year“. So how can this even work? I still think they might acquire a former prototype. Rumors say that another airline (not LH though) gave up a delivery slot. Picking up a former prototype now and new ones off the line later wi...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH catering from BLR
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: LH catering from BLR

We're going to be on LH 755 (BLR-FRA). Does anyone know the catering arrangement? Does LH take their food for the return flight from FRA or do they load catering at BLR? I ask because of health concerns. LH gets catering from their own catering subsidiary in BLR. https://www.lsgskychefs.com/locatio...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question : Charter Flight rules EU/USA/UAE
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Question : Charter Flight rules EU/USA/UAE

The most important information is missing: Where is the operator registred, whos flight number will be used? Is it an European airline with a lease arrangemend for the UAE registred plane or is it an UAE airline as operating and commercial airline? Reminds me of the big BA strike some years ago when...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 385
Views: 112608

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

TropicalSky wrote:
I would expect due to the increase in size that it's a tad bit heavier
morrisond wrote:
Any idea how the GE9X compares in weight to the the GE90-115?


From what I've heard so far it is 6 to 7 % heavier than the GE90-115

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 385
Views: 112608

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I notice in the video link there, when he is interviewing the painter (at around 4:30 mark onwards), he says the painting will take on the longer side of the 4-7 day estimate because of "the new livery, something we've never done before". Hmmm.... My understanding was that he just meant t...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3483

Re: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

The Business Class seats are the one from the Swiss 777-300ER. I really love them, perfect for solo travellers and for couples, good privacy and excellent storage possibilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll7M6ve1mjk Looking forward to see them in SN! The Premium Eco seats are the standard LH G...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviadvigatel PS-90
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Aviadvigatel PS-90

... and there are lots of adaptions of German and British designs. . That is different from which nation in your opinion? ( excluding Germany and the UK ) I find the "Soviets could only copy" allegation by posters that seem to lack history information distasteful. Same for some other fals...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviadvigatel PS-90
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Aviadvigatel PS-90

The PS-90 sounds like a Rolls-Royce RB211-535 and also looks like it. Some engineers say that it is even based on it. Sure, it's twin-spool vs. three-spool engine design but I've never seen a PS-90 open if it's really just twin-spool. The slightly older Progress D-18 engine is three-spool based on t...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What sets MTOW of an airliner
Replies: 50
Views: 3057

Re: What sets MTOW of an airliner

There is lots of detail going on in this thread and its probably worth noting that in an ideal world there are lots of things limiting the MTOW but really you want them all to happen at the same time to mean you haven't over engineered it too greatly, if there was one thing that limited it then you...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What sets MTOW of an airliner
Replies: 50
Views: 3057

Re: What sets MTOW of an airliner

Well that’s the most interesting picture I’ve seen today. I noticed there are two limits for the aft CG situations. One for takeoff and the other four flights/landing. How does that work for a go around, especially a go around that occurs after you touch the actual runway? It seems you could have a...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What sets MTOW of an airliner
Replies: 50
Views: 3057

Re: What sets MTOW of an airliner

The Maximum Design Takeoff Weight depends on the center of gravity. It is a function where several forward CG and aft CG limitations meet at the top the the operational envelope. Forward CG limitations include nose gear strength and tail empennage shear and bending limitations (remember: a forward c...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the exact definition of a "cycle?"
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: What is the exact definition of a "cycle?"

We count incremental engine cycles based on thrust setting.
A derated takeoff with -15% for example counts as .68 or something engine cycles. It's quite some work to keep track but in times of big data it's the way to do it.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26343

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

B777

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by trijetsonly
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5029

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

I'm aware of a recent incident involving a large airplane which passed all preflight checks and tests and taxied for takeoff without incident. The takeoff roll was uneventful, and moments after takeoff, the flight entered the clouds. The departure occurred at a high altitude airport, in a very moun...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max height of passenger seats
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Re: Max height of passenger seats

The highest backrest I remember was in the An-74.
The backrest is extended by a flush headrest.
But the seat pitch was awful.

Image

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5029

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Are you aware of a single pilot airplane with autoland capability? Are you aware of an autopilot that has the capability or judgement to divert, program itself, and perform an autoland? Are you aware of single-pilot aircraft with "remote control" capability? Yes as it was part of my unive...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 49
Views: 12549

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

Haven't seen this on this board so far, correct me if I am wrong. I'm already dreading the flood of "why doesn't <country X> sink a B747" threads... :rotfl: e.g. "Why doesn't Mongolia sink a B747 on their sores"... Yesterday I had started a thread "Why didn't WN order the Y...

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