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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

aeropix wrote:
Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers.


No.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 35
Views: 7230

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 35
Views: 7230

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

According to WOW Air PR officer, Skuli Mogensen CEO and owner of WOW is unavailable until the end of the month outside of Iceland working on financing...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5370

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 5990

Re: Best airline call signs

Dunno the coolest but the silliest I ever had to use were BEAUTY and MOONFLOWER...

Why didn’t Norwegian use TAMPON?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5370

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 5938

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

gunnerman wrote:
What possesses some pilots to get drunk even when off duty? His flying career is probably in ruins.


Yeah, having a few while off duty is really stupid. Oh wait, who cares?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies

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.


Agreed

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about B737-800/900ER RTO autobreak
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Question about B737-800/900ER RTO autobreak

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

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.


Fan blades. Gearbox? CFM Leap?

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20864

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

Great video! Man, where do I apply? Gotta find my old DC-8 manuals!

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo Air ends 737 MAX operations
Replies: 15
Views: 6661

Re: Malindo Air ends 737 MAX operations

Well that didn´t last long....

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15070

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?
Replies: 28
Views: 3557

Re: What is the difference between the PW4000-94 and CF6-80C2 engines?

The CF6 takes about 35 seconds to start, while the PW4000 takes a good minute longer! That is a significant difference to me.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 7100

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3756

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

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 ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3756

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

BravoOne wrote:
Well if it helps it would do it as follows
EGLL-KJFK KBOS alt
7+16
46,1 FOB
EINN BIKF ETOPS alts
Payload 31,200
Dist 3058
WC -30


And that is a payload of 140 pax at best. And we do not know the config or the OEW behind this which is crucial.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3756

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3756

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

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...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 4139

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

You didn´t think to check the Finnair website first? See if you could start a dummy booking after Nov.1st, HEL-LAX nonstop?

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thistle Airways Limited
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Thistle Airways Limited

Any connection to the awful Thistle Hotel at LHR?

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forest fires and YVR, PDX & SEA
Replies: 15
Views: 2466

Re: Forest fires and YVR, PDX & SEA

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.


Guys, forest fire ash and volcanic ash (pumice) are two entirely different things.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 8119

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

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 ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK based Monarch signs up Boeing replacing its Airbus fleet
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: UK based Monarch signs up Boeing replacing its Airbus fleet

Is this an ad for the named services company?

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13409

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

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.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 250172

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

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,...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reacts to AB - launches TXL in November
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Icelandair reacts to AB - launches TXL in November

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...

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