For a while a quarter to third of our fleet was freighters. I liked the variety, being rid of passengers and cabin crew for a week or so at a time. The on-time pressure of freight was greater than pax flying. But glad I did not have to do it full time. And for freighter trips I left my hat back home...Jump to post
I am searching around for reasonable airfares from EWR -TLV in October. WOW has by far the best bargain, with a two-hour layover in KEF. But after reading all the comments above, including cash position and customer service, I think I ought to pass. Am I being overly worried? Any opinions? Isn’t WO...Jump to post
Link to the investor presentation
I found one picture for this operator in our database but not the DC-3 visible in the background of the picture above. Any information would be highly appreciated. :-) 0119786 I believe its the same DC-7 - just tipped onto its tail? Yep, a DC-7 with nose pointed skyward. Great picture from MIA´s co...Jump to post
Here's a link to a photo of a Mexicana Comet taxing to the active runway at San Antonio - heading for Mexico City via Monterrey or Guadalajara. https://airlinersgallery.smugmug.com/De-Havilland-Aircraft/De-Havilland-DH106-Comet/i-C5nfcvv/A The really narrow fuselage gives the impression that this i...Jump to post
gunnerman wrote:What possesses some pilots to get drunk even when off duty? His flying career is probably in ruins.
zeke wrote:Despite what my colleagues above have written we do at times run the packs at some ports off HP external air. The issue with those units at some ports is the equipment is not designed for delivering HP air for extended times.
It works well when used.
For what it’s worth we have the same procedure on the 767 because switching from ground power to the APU will cause the auto brakes to switch from RTO to OFF on most of our airplanes. The auto brakes are set during the captains preflight flow but are verified during the Before Start checklist as th...Jump to post
It does sound like the GE90 I agree. It has that very intimidating sound to it. I also hear a little bit of the 737NG when the gearbox for the fan blades start up. Fan blades. Gearbox? CFM Leap? In a more detailed way, when the engine begins to start it sounds almost identical when a CFM56 on a 737...Jump to post
Narfish641 wrote:It does sound like the GE90 I agree. It has that very intimidating sound to it. I also hear a little bit of the 737NG when the gearbox for the fan blades start up.
Seems to me that PIA needs to give everyone on their staff some anti-harassment training including pilots and sack them or exile them to the worst flights/destination they have if there are more complaints. Really? You think the lack of diversity training isnhe issue? Seriously? It isn't training s...Jump to post
The CF6 takes about 35 seconds to start, while the PW4000 takes a good minute longer! That is a significant difference to me.Jump to post
Bergen in the winter is impossible due to range issues. In the winter aircraft always consume a little more fuel and that little bit just makes the difference between possible and impossible. m Sorry but you're wrong. Norwegian will be flying 2x weekly BGO-SWF the coming winter with the 737-8MAX No...Jump to post
Thanks for the further info. Being at max fuel, any additional payload would start eating into reserves, so this is realistically about max pax for this routing. Adding 6000lbs might not tip the scales but would not be possible as a planned capability every day. There are far worse days on the NATL ...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Well if it helps it would do it as follows
EGLL-KJFK KBOS alt
EINN BIKF ETOPS alts
What is the contradiction? I have not seen that the airplane flew with pax MIA-KEF nonstop. Maybe there was a fuel stop, or with a really high tailwind component, the ESAD (Equivalent Still Air Distance) came down to 2800nm. What was the payload? We don't know. Redispatch (reducing reserve fuel) mig...Jump to post
Now to answer the OP, in aviation we use Nautical miles, and NMs only. A321neo does not have the range to fly payload KEF-MIA, that appears to have been positioning only without payload to retrieve pax from a grounded a/c. 737MAX8 and a A321neo w/2 ACTs (third one eats payload) will do about 2600-28...Jump to post
You didn´t think to check the Finnair website first? See if you could start a dummy booking after Nov.1st, HEL-LAX nonstop?Jump to post
flybynight wrote:Jet engines and ash has never been a good combo, but does a forest fire generate enough to be worrisome, especially on landings/takeoffs, before jets can rise above the smoke.
Going east, none. Going west, I think only if expecting bad weather and possible holds. The flights can take advantage of the wind when flying south-west instead of head on into the jetstreams. And the flight shouldn't require etops. Uh? There are no tail winds in that direction. The winds may not ...Jump to post
Is this an ad for the named services company?Jump to post
Yeah, back in ca 1990 Jan Carlzon then CEO of SAS coined the phrase "One of five in 95" to describe a similiar vision. We all know how that played out. SAS has regular near-death experiences.Jump to post
New 737 MAX ACAP has been released to include OEW of The MAX 8: /quote] Thanks for that 817Dreamliner. I took a look at some of the early figures as well and it shows just how far the 737 has come: 731 MTOW 50T, Range MZFW 1000nm, Range typical pax 1400nm, Range 10T payload 1400nm 738 Max MTOW 88T,...Jump to post
Have not seen this covered on anet, but Icelandair has reacted to the Air Berlin situation by launching Berlin (TXL) from November, initially 3x weekly. http://www.icelandair.us/news/story/icelandair-announces-service-from-berlin-germany/ They used to fly to SXF some years ago. Germany to Iceland in...Jump to post