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by uta999
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 922
Views: 55039

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 922
Views: 55039

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed.

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by uta999
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 584
Views: 117910

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Surely a take-off at empty weight on three engines, with enough fuel to get to Iceland, then Prestwick, and then on to Toulouse is possible? It would just need reduced thrust on engine number 2, to compensate for having no engine number 4. It could probably even take off as a twin at a push at these...

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by uta999
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 922
Views: 55039

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Perhaps Airbus might prefer to rename them....

A316 (CS300)
A317 (CS500)

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by uta999
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 113
Views: 11449

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

It won't happen, but wouldn't it be great if the UK Government were to buy it, and get back into building aircraft here in the UK again.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3818
Views: 1231634

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

So did the 787. It too was five years late. Both were launched around 2004 - 2006. Why the disparity?

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3818
Views: 1231634

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

How did the much delayed and problematic B787 get to 600 deliveries vs around 120 A350s?

I thought they were conceived around the same time.Just interested.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 17197

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

With so many old 744s due for retirement, I wonder if BA will soon donate a complete example to IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A program on BBC4 last night about VX having her D check at BA Cardiff, also showed a white 744 being destroyed and recycled. Lets hope they keep one. http://www.iwm.org.uk/vi...

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by uta999
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 5608

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

The CSeries is NOT a trend setter. It is a seriously troubled program with little support. Hence the need to dump the product to DL. The A320NEO and 737MAX are trend setters. Well my friend, quite the opposite I think. The C-Series IS a trend-setter and game-changer, hence why it is such a botherso...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

This is nonsense, 5.5 degrees is not steep, it's 2 degrees more than normal and into the prevailing wind. The only difference is the final 200' and the flare. LCY use it every few minutes over terrain, with more than a dozen a/c types, in most weather onto a very short runway surrounded by water. It...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

London City uses the 5.5 degree mostly to adhere to TERPS (https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1029266 -although this is for US it should be similar for UK since its mostly draw from ICAO annex 10). If Canary Warf wasn't there it woul...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

The reason I ask is that London City use 5.5 degrees quite happily, yet LHR has to stick with 3.3 degrees. This means that 70% of the time aircraft are crossing the city quite low to reach Heathrow on westerly operations. As more pilots are trained on steeper approaches, it makes sense for LHR to of...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

Would it be possible to install two separate ILS (or Microwave) systems on the same runway?

The purpose being to offer either a steeper 5.5 degree approach, or possibly even a displaced threshold.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”

This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton, UK received a “suspected hoax security alert”. London airspace had to be closed during the security alert. All traffic at London Stansted a...

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again

Well the clue is in the first sentence. Completely new engine = 20% more efficient. I would have thought it obvious. Designing an engine for a market that is already there, rather than for new builds, which are an unknown quantity.

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Should RR re-enter the A320/737 market again

Designing a completely new engine is always risky for a company like RR. But with around 17,500 used A320s and 737s frames flying, there must be a market out there for them to rejoin. For me, the used market is far larger than a new build, so why do engine manufacturers avoid it? It cannot be that h...

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 393
Views: 58841

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

It makes you wonder how an airline like Monarch can go under, yet we are left with the likes of Ryanair. A brewery couldn't be run any worse.

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by uta999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 584
Views: 117910

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Close up picture of #4 engine https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLHg7mXXcAAHVZ1.jpg https://twitter.com/OlivierJoffet/status/914759522933198848 Looking at the closeup today, which way would the debris have been thrown? Up/down? It looks like it exploded and managed to virtually clear the wing, engine #3 ...

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by uta999
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 584
Views: 117910

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

For this amount of damage and the apparent clean break, something close to the center shaft must have suddenly seized up and stopped rotating without warning. Then the entire front high bypass fan stopped, snapped off and fell away, probably in less than one second. As a matter of interest, would th...

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by uta999
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 584
Views: 117910

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

You do realize that double engine failure at cruise altitude is extremely rare, and (to my knowledge) unheard of on modern 2-holers, right? Look at the 767, 777, A330, 757, A320 family, and 737. They do happen, BA 777 into LHR, SQ A330 to PVG, BI 787 into MNL. And US Airways A320 to Hudson River......

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by uta999
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

Presumably, they won't be flying them anywhere near London, with the average weather and ATC delay of 20-30 minutes. What reserves would they have, an hour? Then what?

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by uta999
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 390
Views: 47679

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

If Boeing were to scale down the exact 787-8/9/10 design, to a 7 abreast, twin aisle with 757 performance, they would be onto a winner.

It would be cheap to develop too.

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by uta999
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15858

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Not to put a downer on it, but could this simply be that BA are short of LH a/c in the summer season, and the old girls are the only thing available. They have very few new builds coming for the next two years.

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by uta999
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8979

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Simply % shrink the 787-9 design until you get a 757-300 sized narrowbody that's 35% lighter. Then offer it with three ranges from 3,000 and 6,000nm. Basically, don't design it with just one carrier in mind.

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by uta999
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 2030

London Heathrow noise

Should major airports like LHR be doing more to encourage airlines to only fly their newest quietest fleet there? While there are slow improvements, such as the 787, A350, 77X and NEOs etc, it will be many years before any noticeable difference in noise over the whole day. Perhaps more could be done...

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by uta999
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38357

Re: Future of 777X

That's all agreed then. Cancel the 777X completely and launch a new 757. Job done and its Friday afternoon. Home time.

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by uta999
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38357

Re: Future of 777X

WIederling wrote:
uta999 wrote:
Should the 777X be cancelled now before they cut metal?


What are you thinking! That would remove all the fun here :-)


Yes, but we could all move to the 787 thread. To me the 787 can do 95% of what the 777X can do.

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by uta999
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38357

Re: Future of 777X

Should the 777X be cancelled now before they cut metal? It's too big and too heavy and there are fewer carriers big enough to order it. At the moment it looks very much like a 747-8i that simply won't sell, but production carries on regardless. How many of those current orders could actually be paid...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two South Africa bound flights from LHR diverted
Replies: 20
Views: 7115

Re: Two South Africa bound flights from LHR diverted

Perhaps they both had the fish

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by uta999
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?
Replies: 43
Views: 7036

Re: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?

Should RR return to this market? The other players seem to be making a bit of a hash of it.

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by uta999
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 10414

Re: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

Basically, they were overweight, needed bespoke wiring looms and over time the wings would work their way free of the wing centre box section. Oh, and each was different from the one before. I think that covers everything. Oh, and the batteries tended to get a bit hot if left unattended. Oh, and...

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by uta999
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 5304

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Passengers listening to one of the young (looked 16) trainees doing his first in-flight PA, couldn't tell if it was a male or female 'pilot' speaking to them. His voice had not broken yet! It sounded awful but the commander praised it anyway. There is no reason not to have ever heard of the Bay of B...

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by uta999
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era
Replies: 34
Views: 5597

Re: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era

Any conflict, once it starts would quickly go nuclear. Once that happens this thread will need to widen to include, Japan, China, HK, Taiwan and Russia. Civil aviation would evaporate in the region.
Then China and Russia could become involved militarily, in which case it's academic.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7366

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I have worked in IT most of my adult life, and I would not trust computers to do anything 100% of the time. Look at BA. I don't even think driverless cars and lorries will be successful, let alone aircraft. Just this week a video emerged of a male jogger pushing a young women in front of an approach...

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by uta999
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7275

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

By the year 2021, Zodiac delivers first seats but they fail quality checks as they are not made of wood.

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by uta999
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5148

Re: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.

dtw2hyd wrote:
Nice, just one engine needs little bit of rework.


Too much Tennessee Whiskey in the APU area too.

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by uta999
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5148

Re: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.

Look closely. Nose is pointed at Washington, tail at South Carolina. Where Boeing assembles its 787s.

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by uta999
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2162
Views: 289455

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

uta999 wrote:
The 25th 787 for BA, a 788 is now undergoing final assembly. G-ZBJI LN609 is due for delivery at the end of September.


The tail is in one of the pictures above, at the back of the queue.

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by uta999
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5148

Re: N7874 drawing the shape of a 787 in the sky

It's a good job it was not going to be a 787-10

They would have run out of gas.

Too much Tennessee Whiskey in the APU area though.

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by uta999
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77905

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

With the 787, Boeing has both a successful airplane design and around $30B deferred costs.

It would make massive sense to scale down the existing 787 design into two new frames. One similar to a 757, the other a 767. Quite literally shrink the 787 by 20%, then 20% again.

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by uta999
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine
Replies: 26
Views: 4911

Re: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine

Will RR ever return to the narrowbody A320 / 737 market? With the problems the other two manufacturers are in, now might be time to look at the business case.

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by uta999
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9375

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

I flew to some unusual airports as a child back in the day (late 60s early 70s) on the DC-8, series 50 and 60.

UTA & Air Afrique, Paris Le Bourget to Nice, Tripoli, Fort Lamy (N'Djamena), and Bangui (CAR)

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by uta999
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 years to the day of AF 4590
Replies: 15
Views: 3825

Re: 17 years to the day of AF 4590

Was it possible / preferable to carry out a 'controlled' crash landing in a field? once it was clear the a/c was losing two engines, not climbing and approaching a stall. Putting the nose down and cutting the engines being slightly better than losing control.

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by uta999
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2162
Views: 289455

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

The 25th 787 for BA, a 788 is now undergoing final assembly. G-ZBJI LN609 is due for delivery at the end of September.

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by uta999
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 11971

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

Just hand out hard hats, goggles and high vis, problem solved. It worked in manufacturing, construction industry and VIP factory tours. Not a single death since.

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by uta999
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1764

Re: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?

** In 50 years time, the UK government will finally approve a 3rd runway at London Heathrow, but promise an independant 3 year public (AKA Nimby) consultation on noise, pollution and environment first. Followed by two years planning, and an appeal process open to penguins, polar bears and hedgehogs....

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by uta999
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5363

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

A related question, how does the 789 replace so many 744s? BA, VS and many others.

Yet LHR still keeps handling more passengers year on year.

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by uta999
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 4827

Re: British Airspace Full?

UK airspace is not full, it was just designed in the 1950s and 60s and has not changed a bit. We no longer need all the MOD 'Danger areas' dotted around the south of England. The air force and tank activity is now a tenth of what it used to be. The stacks around all the major London airports are far...

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by uta999
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies

UK airspace is not full, it was just designed in the 1950s and 60s and has not changed a bit. We no longer need all the MOD 'Danger areas' dotted around the south of England. The air force and tank activity is now a tenth of what it used to be. The stacks around all the major London airports are far...

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by uta999
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 4205

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

Four hours extra fuel plus reserves. The Dreamliner really is economical. It must have been running on fumes towards the end of the flight.

It sounds pretty serious to have all the flaps go at once. Sand?

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