Search found 12283 matches

by zeke
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question

You still don’t get it, you don’t have to have go with Thales, you can get the same basic functionality with Honeywell or Rockwell Collins. I have repeated myself a number of times, owners can customise the aircraft the way they want with equipment from different vendors. The catalog is available on...

Jump to post
by zeke
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17140

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

That they shelved the studies for the plus and the plus plus does not mean that they stopped everything. There was the work done recently on a carbon fibre wing box for the 320 family. There will be other such continuous improvements works happening. What will have happened is that the teams will h...

Jump to post
by zeke
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question

The vendors to supply ground and airborne surveillance equipment for the A320 are Thalas, Honeywell, and Rockwell Collins.

Log into Airbus World to see the catalogue.

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 13799

Re: A350 short runway issue

I wouldn't read too much into that. Would have to agree, what they were doing there was validating data. They were not flight testing to establish a new baseline. When flight testing performance data they don’t takeoff at MTOW and do a 12 hr flight, they keep doing takeoffs and landings at differen...

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 95
Views: 15324

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Hmmm. From memory it was that sort of differential that killed the A346. I can't immediately see how you square that sort of cost advantage for the 77X with its flat sales (which is the point of the Leeham story, right?) Interesting how and engine that has only been flight tested for around 12 week...

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24322

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I beg to differ. IATA nomenclature should be observed, and I don't follow the analogy, since SoCal Intl has never been an airport, but Osaka was Osaka International until 1994. Correct nomenclature is probably a pedagogical trait from a stint teaching graduate courses ... a.net is a learning tool f...

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6077

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

I don’t understand why they wouldn’t just fly it non-stop. Can someone explain the possible logic behind the YVR stop? My guess is the timing of the inbound flight to YVr would allow for an end of business day flight 5-6pm from YVR to ORD, and the return flight would be that the first flight back i...

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold

They may not need to have them flying regionally, if every long haul flight is already 16+ hrs the utilisation is already highly. The aircraft will still need time to be maintained, cleaning, catering, and boarding. They won’t need shorter flights for their crew to maintain currency as they have oth...

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6077

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

LurveBus wrote:
They can already start ORD nonstop with existing equipment. If their 77W can fly to YYZ, surely it can fly to ORD.


Sure it could, at probably a cost of twice as much fuel per passenger. Not exactly the way to make money where yields are already low.

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6077

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

Maybe a precursor to a non stop service when they have more A350s

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold

I don’t think that would be viable for the small market size, two wings is already enough. The difference between the 4 and 6 frame MLG bay is enough, you also need the means to get the loads in and out of the wing into the gear and fuselage. Work for which they have already done. It would be cheape...

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: A359ULR inactive forward cargo hold

Has to be less than 149 tonnes, as the empty weight of our 35Ks is below 150 tonnes, assume the same wing, gear, engines as the 35K and take out 35Ks fuselage frames. If I remember correctly the aft fuselage frames were quoted in flight global to have a mass of around 2500 kg. Obviously the savings ...

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18358

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

That's pretty impressive as-is. What is more impressive is that I already stated that earlier in the thread and you try and make it out as if it is new !!!!! A350-1000 MTOWs above 315 tonnes have already been certified. Our 35Ks come out of the box with a MTOW above 315 tonnes, and a maximum payloa...

Jump to post
by zeke
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 13799

Re: A350 short runway issue

It spent sevel days there flying in and out, it was not just one landing and departure.

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5336

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

Don’t see CX doing it, if DL could not make the business case work with it’s protected domestic network, cannot see CX being able to do it. CX is based in one of the most expensive and competitive hubs with over 100 carriers, it has to be fiscally responsible. It does not have the luxury of a protec...

Jump to post
by zeke
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10868

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

While all of you are discussing weights, I would like to know if anyone knows the following: OEW- Is this figure summed up as the following; MEW+furnishings+galleys+..... or is an aircraft actualy weighed upon completion? TOW- How does a Captain or FO know its actual TOW at the start of the flight?...

Jump to post
by zeke
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

Having s record can have problems getting a passport of being admitted into foreign countries.

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question

There were multiple vendors, initially they had a separate EGPWS LRU, around 2005 most aircraft were installed with a single LRU that combines EGPWS and TCAS, called T2CAS, since around 2013 T3CAS was installed. There were multiple vendors offering these LRUs. By applying different service bulletins...

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Airbus A320 RA Callout Question

My guess is just a different EGPWS installed.

Jump to post
by zeke
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26170

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

There will be more 777-300s in the fleet by that time, and fewer 77Ws. I haven’t read the article you mentioned I am going more by what I am familiar with in terms of A330/777 transfers/returns and A350 deliveries.

Jump to post
by zeke
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26170

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Sorry for the confusion, if you look up I was responding to a comment that “CX is refurbishing all 77W with new Y cabin” Of the 50+ 77Ws, less than 20 are owned. All of the 772/773 frames are owned. 5 772s are being disposed of being replaced by 5 773 purchased from a lessor. They are not owned by t...

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26170

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

yes ZEKE all of this is part of a major SWIRE fake news plot.... https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/04/23/first-look-cathay-pacific-10-across-economy-seat/ fake cabins, fake planes.... "Definitely not true" As far as I am aware CX owns less than 20 777s, a number of th...

Jump to post
by zeke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

I think the aero improvements are more than 1%, the A350 has a variable camber wing the crux of these improvements are improvements to the distribution. Another function of the variable camber is to change the distance between the CG and centre of pressure by moving the spanwise distribution which r...

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33800

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

I know, I know... BA did wonders with that 777 after the LAS fire. But this one don't look too good. https://s15.postimg.cc/m7e73l9y3/Dfa4_Hf_ZW4_AAq_OPK.jpg I think that is the end of the aircraft, the avionics bay is under the cockpit. An idea of what’s in that space https://www.clipzui.com/video...

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104774

Re: A400M Update

N14AZ wrote:
This weekend there was an air show at Wunstorf Air Base, where they made a similar Formation flight, showing three generations of cargo aircraft:


Absolutely stunning photograph !!!

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10868

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

WIederling wrote:
Any idea about their dead weight ( per monument.)?


Be around 30 kg a seat

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26170

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Kashmon wrote:
CX is refurbishing all 77W with new Y cabins and updated tech in all other cabins


Definitely not true.

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

What bias information that I have been called out on ?

Jump to post
by zeke
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9345

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Actually, it was a single engine failure. After landing the 2nd engine was found to have similar internal degradation/damage. However, the 2nd engine did not fail... It was removed from service before it could fail., The second engine had failed due to the blade damage. If I recall correctly HPT bl...

Jump to post
by zeke
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 13799

Re: A350 short runway issue

More of a question why it departed out of CHC instead of direct out of WLG, if WLG/HKG shouldn't have been a problem. Suppose Airbus had there reasons. No idea why it went to CHC, maybe RNP AR testing. The performance database already showed the A350 could operate in and out of WLG, we already know...

Jump to post
by zeke
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?
Replies: 15
Views: 5520

Re: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?

There has been CX press releases to that effect.

Jump to post
by zeke
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9345

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Royal Brunei had a double engine failure on departure from MNL. Got next to zero coverage.

Jump to post
by zeke
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10868

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

LAX772LR wrote:
64 business seats, not 168.


It is an all premium cabin, their premium economy seat is of the same style that is marketed in Norrh America as first class, and elsewhere as regional business.

They have no 7 kg EY seats installed.

Jump to post
by zeke
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9345

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

RR and Pratt have had the issue that when their problems arise, pax see parts being ejected out of the back of the engine, and the engine needs a rebuild. The icing issues have had some IFSDs but none as dramatic as the RR and Pratt ones, therefore less of a challenge for the PR team. You need some...

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10868

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

According to those charts, the A350 can fly MZFW payload of ~53t up to ~5800nm. That's a flight time of around 13h. Assuming an OEW of ~139t (ACAPs data leans conservative), with your assumption, that leaves a total possible fuel load of 268-139-53 = 76t , including reserves. I would like to know w...

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10868

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

Airbus payload range charts are for WV000

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 6216

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

I doubt they were flying higher than was legal. That could well have led to an automated report in the maintenance system. A good way to get invited to the chief pilot's office for tea and biscuits. Maybe the local temperature and QNH were really high and the pilot did the maths to convert the FL t...

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 13799

Re: A350 short runway issue

jupiter2 wrote:

So if WLG/HKG wasn't meant to be a problem, why did it route CHC/KUL ?


No idea, maybe they had something to show Air Asia and Malaysian. Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay are are already familiar with the A350 and how it can be used to operate to NZ.

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15799

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Wonder how it’s getting there, I understand we are keeping the engines

Jump to post
by zeke
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 17
Views: 2540

Re: Inflight theft.

The phone may not have been stolen, many fall between the seat monuments and the aircraft structure and need removal of parts to be retrieved.

Jump to post
by zeke
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 6216

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

chimborazo wrote:
Is that right about A350-1000 limited to 41k?


Yes at the moment, there was a similar limit on the A350-900 for FAA part 121 carriers as well.

Jump to post
by zeke
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

A flight is conducted with the approval of a Dispatch office and the Captain, it's a joint venture that both parties must agree to before the flight can even begin. That is the case with FAA operators, there is no joint dispatch requirements in most of the world. Fact that you don’t know that and t...

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

275 tonnes was not the highest MTOW certified to date.

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Operators - Europe to Australia with One Stop - Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: A330 Operators - Europe to Australia with One Stop - Possible?

Sure, MEL-MLE-LHR with the A330-300

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7508

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

Would love to see BA do LHR-MLE-MEL, two 9.5 hr sectors, quick turn around, great freight. Plus high end leisure travel opportunities both ends.

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 13799

Re: A350 short runway issue

That should not be a problem, HKG is putting on some not so nice weather at the moment.

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

I don't have subscription so I can only guess what does the "no gain" refers to Given the "latest" IB's upgraded A350, the MTOW is now 280T with all the aerodynamic upgrades. That will explain the no gain comment. Compare to the ones in service, I'm sure that's a different story...

Jump to post
by zeke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

I don’t know about always, I would think they would choose whatever gives them the lowest trip costs. That does not mean the lowest flight time, or lowest fuel burn. It is sometimes worth avoiding areas due to high navigational charges.

Jump to post
by zeke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18018

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

So heavy business class seats explain the difference between being able to lift 30t over ~9700nm vs not being able to lift 25t (250pax ala SQ A350) over ~8500nm (SIN-EWR)? Who said that a standard A350 let alone an ULR one can’t lift 30 tonnes over 8500 nm ? That is only 100 tonnes of fuel on the s...

Jump to post