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by arcticcruiser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1201
Views: 88487

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
^^
actually though, I find it interesting that TWO KEF-based LLCs are going belly up at the same time, AND their flag carrier is doing horribly


Primera was never really KEF based.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1506

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

This is being implemented AFAIK for all flights to US. Total crap. I may fly there for a living, but I rarely spend vactions there.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 133
Views: 12027

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. But not being discussed there. Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. Your threads are very good, but this impacts more than just people in th...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 20
Views: 3395

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

Poor buggers that have to sit in this thing for 8 hours...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35906

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

AOC must be gone by now. The Danish CAA is not going to authorise a carrier that has publicly declared bankruptsy to continue flying.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35906

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Who will take max9? Probably Icelandair,Turkish,United,Alaska,Aeromexico or who knows... A321neo will go as hot cakes. They had crazy business plan and they failed miserably. JetBlue will think twice before they start new TATL ops. Who knows what will happened in future with low cost long haul but ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35906

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

The almost frantic announcement of high conception routes for Summer 2020 with the -9MAX did make me wonder how well things were going. They planned to fly longer routes on an aircraft with shorter range. It never made much sense. But that is nothing to do with Primera and everything to do with you...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18545

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

http://www.ruv.is/frett/wow-aflysir-flugi-a-thrja-afangastadi-i-vetur Announced today: WOW air dropping Stockholm, Edinburgh and San Francisco on Nov. 5th. According to their PR spin this is due to late A330neo... Believe what you want. SFO is the only A330 destination of those 3. And India flight ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35906

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Good riddance. This company jumped from one country to another to find the lowest common denominator regulatory wise. The trail of court suits is long. I have personally known the CEO for a long time, and I know the owners track record. My description of them is not fit for print. I also know severa...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 178
Views: 18723

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I can’t see 4 A339 being needed for 3-5 DEL flights per week, so something else is needed. And how are they going to manage 3x DEL on the current fleet? Which current destinations will lose frequencies or flights altogether?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18545

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

From Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/wow-air-ipo-plan-a-rarity-in-europe-s-barren-airline-market

Higher interest than Air Berlin... and we all know how that story went. Finnair aside top of the list appear to be the usual suspects.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 37
Views: 8552

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

So they will become the HiFly from Belgium? A388 If they succeed, it looks like it. But the article mentions also they expect an operational loss of 10 million euros over 2018, after losing 3 million in 2017. The region invested in Air Belgium in order to attract new jobs, and they planned a new te...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 1903

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

I hope the airlines are ready for most passengers to bring an obscene size of carry-ons through to the gate now. Gate checking will happen on every single flight and I expect more fights to happen on-board. This is all on them. Already happened with US originating pax on flight to Europe. Even if t...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 3956

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

We might never know what exactly happened to Schultz. It seems Airbus could use more women in Top Management. Well in my dealings with both Boeing and Airbus for over a decade, the Airbus teams have always been mixed gender. I have yet to meet a female Boeing medium / high level representative. I a...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18545

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

According to the media in Iceland this morning they have a guarantee for ~50 million euros in new bonds. The media is also claiming that we will see issuance of new equity shares and a new key investor in the company. Could it be another airline? Yet to be formally finalized, but news this morning ...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18545

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

+1 I can appreciate a well-run business that succeeds and is sustainable. I can’t appreciate haphazardly run airborne philanthropic endeavours that are praised for stimulating the market while they work their way towards insolvency because they sell their product for a pittance... all this while th...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 8056

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Icelandair is confirming the second bank in this article today: https://turisti.is/2018/09/nyir-timar-hja-icelandair-a-keflavikurflugvelli/ Confirmed routes for the second bank: Europe: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg and Zürich North Amer...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 943

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

Oh, completely misunderstood. I thought Delta was breaking ground by training their FAs for overseas shopping... oh well.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19386

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

TVNWZ wrote:
There seems to be an increasing number of fume events on new airplanes recently. Strange odors. Weird smells that are making people nauseous etc. Wonder if this could be something along those lines. Bad bleed air?


Yes there were some truly bad smells on my Haj flights...never again.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 2246

Re: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec

Easily doable on the A321neo. I believe they have a few in their fleet. Not easily in winter winds. Either lose some pax or land for fuel. It's only 3,000nm. It should be easily doable even in Winter. It´s 3071nm GC distance. Route distance is always 2-3% longer. And longer still if non-ETOPS as so...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 2246

Re: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec

bgm wrote:
Easily doable on the A321neo. I believe they have a few in their fleet.


Not easily in winter winds. Either lose some pax or land for fuel.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4304

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

Why hangar it? Occasionally even for in-production aircraft types, certain parts are hard to come by. What would hangaring it accomplish?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 7254

Re: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?

So not strange sounds at all... :shock:

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6127

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Plenty of one-stop options to wherever in USA. If “Hamburgers” need to connect anyway, perhaps they prefer to do it on the east side (or middle) of the Atlantic, rather than on the west side.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Airport in Antarctica
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

Re: Commercial Airport in Antarctica

There already is a commercial service in Antarctica. Provided by Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions at Union Glacier. https://antarctic-logistics.com/ Operated for about 8 weeks during the summer season. Great bunch of people. Great video about the camp https://vimeo.com/107231188

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7513

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Has Boeing secretly beefed up the MAX 9? These flights are 3,500nm and longer - other airlines will certainly keep an eye on this development. I have always had a soft spot for the 900/900ER/MAX 9 and now MAX 10, and if the 9 and 10 can be tweaked like the A321NEO, I think many airlines will conver...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 15855

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

This seems like it can easily be retrofitted to the other members like the MAX9? Looks like it. I wonder how much it will weigh. The 727 has a similar single bogie landing gear and was rated to 229,000lbs. So this really isn't "un precedented" territory at all. IIRC 727 mlg tires were a l...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 15855

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So this does nothing to help with tailstrikes on landing, only work to “catapult” the airplane off the runway. Color me unimpressed. Ok, I have now noticed how the bottom end extension also drops down on landing, but unless there is a serious downward force on that linkage, it will hardly help with ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7096

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

Well the 738 may well be non-ETOPS as well requiring a significantly longer routing. Probably at least to 62N050W, which would be the point where they could turn southwestbound, due to the requirement to stay within 60 minutes of airports. No way a 738 could do that non-stop.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

BoeingGuy wrote:
I didn’t think that civilian operators do touch and gos for training with civil airplanes. Boeing does them during test flights sometimes.


Why not? Base training on type rating is still done by a lot of operators.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 36
Views: 8022

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

Desperation? 40% fare sale... https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/cheap-flights/wow-air-flash-sale-sees-13122180 What do those with financial knowhow here say? Is anyone likely to buy their (unsecured) credit notes when they are very much affecting their revenue stream for the coming months?

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3196

FRe: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

Is the lurch at 1:10 from going into idle reverse, or did the pilot hit the brakes? Brakes. Reverse does not cause a lurch. 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
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

[quote="SRQKEF"]Air Berlin used to operate seasonal charters there AFAIK.

Fun place to fly into. On a day like the picture shows.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6741

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

Do-the-math. A 737MAX9 with just on ACT is going to be around 49t OEW. With a MTOW of 88,3t. So around 39t to play with. Primera’s 738 seat 189 pax. A -9 has space for two more rows realistically. Potentially 201 seats. Which no one would do due to an added FA. Lets just assume 189 pax. 19t payload....

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

Air Iceland Connect and its previous incarnations (within or as) Icelandair have served Greenland for over 50 years.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15128

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

There are many agencies besides the Air Marshals allowed to carry weapons on aircraft, and I always felt better having them there. Unfortunately things happen, but the vast majority of the time they all do their jobs extremely well. Also, don’t forget about the FFDO program. It is one of the best a...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6741

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

A long time ago I used to fly MAN-IAD for a UK carrier on a 752. Before winglets. It was a struggle.
A 739MAX with BRU-IAD which is 300nm longer is not going to last. ACTs or not.

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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: 69
Views: 7206

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: 23
Views: 3196

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: 36
Views: 8022

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: 36
Views: 8022

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: 5461

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: 6426

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: 5461

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: 6009

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: 817

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
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies

Obviously in most cases where the APU is not usable/serviceable, there would be a pre-conditioned air source available for use in cooling/heating the cabin. You wish... amazed at how difficult that can be at both European and US major airports. I really hate operating with an inop APU to the US. EU...

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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: 1214

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
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: UK, Luton Airport turns 80 !

And the airport layout has not been improved for many decades... a third world airport by most standards.

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