Speaking of, I was rather elated after the FAA regs on cell phone, electronic device use changed - and, upon posting on jetBlue's Facebook page about recording takeoff on a flight I was to take that year, I got a response where I essentially had their blessing. :D Would have recorded anyways, even ...Jump to post
Regulations aside it would be very easy to accomplish this today. There's already been pilotless drones flown half way round the world for decades. You wouldn't even have to modify the aircraft already in service too substantially. Some satellite uplink, a few cameras and mechanical actuators and y...Jump to post
It all depends on the regulator, the 777/787, A330/A350 are common type ratings under EASA however they are not under the FAA. I suspect the 797 will have 787 style avionics suite which will make it more likely to have a common type with the 787. The 737 has too much history (older generation 737s) ...Jump to post
jupiter2 wrote:Indian weather is no more extreme than the south west U.S.A or what could be found in other areas of the world.
Hi all, 15 years back, there was a topic created on this subject. Apparently, the formula for calculating N1 based on the Flex Temp is Reduced N1=Full N1 × square root of (ambient temp/Flex Temp). *Both temperatures are to be expressed in Kelvin. Can anyone here explain what "full N1" mea...Jump to post
A380MSN004 wrote:A332 Chartered under dry lease le usually 12-14k€ per flight hour.
Sounds your request is during High season.
Ours aren't. The ICAO flight strip sent via AFTN to all the relevant ATC facilities only lists the destination alternate, if required. I would imagine all that information goes into field 18 of the ICAO if we were to include it. The international standard is for them to be included in item 18 with ...Jump to post
That may be the case in some parts of the world but not in the USA. The FAA requires for Part 121 airline ops that the flight must land at either the destination or one of the listed destination alternates on the dispatch release unless the captain uses his emergency authority. I would be surprised...Jump to post
We can use two alternates but I've never seen it myself. Weather requirements at the destination change based on zero, one or two alternates. Some airlines typically don't use a destination alternate at all (e.g. QF). If you have LVO at your destination or destination alternate that is when two are...Jump to post
It would be company policy, Airbus SOP is for the PF to taxi.
On a lot of earlier piston, turboprop, and jet airliners the tiller for ground steering was only on the LH side. It was optional to have a tiller installed on the RH side on Boeing’s.
All FBW Airbus aircraft have tillers on both sides.
Enzed wrote:Doesn't seem to be any mention of European aviation acquiring 10 etihad 340-500s & -600s. Think they also have some other -600s. That seems a lot. Wonder what they have planned for them ?
The GEnx 1B seems to be 6,147 kg, the GEnx 2B seems to be 5,623 kg. The Trent 1000 seems to be between 5,936 and 6,120. You cannot really compare the weights this way, the Trent’s are normally a pod, with the cowl and reverser part of the pod forming part of the structural design of the engine acti...Jump to post
So even if the raw material cost of the 787 was double it could still be built way cheaper if the labour cost is less. I could see the carbon design requiring far less assembly labour The A330 does employ a lot of robotics for assembly in terms of riveting and laser welding. It does have a fair amo...Jump to post
So, this gets me to my MAIN QUESTION : do flight crews make plans for alternate airports, so that at least some of the runways have compass headings that are dissimilar? For example, if some of their diversionary airports had runways numbered, let's say 1/19 or 15/33, then it would appear to cover ...Jump to post
I always thought the Belugas were technically still test aircraft and never received type certification and can’t be sold for private use. They have a restricted type certificate and operated on a restricted air operators certificate (AOC). This is common for any EASA certified aircraft that has be...Jump to post
You think they went through more wear and tear than the russian Antonov???
I would imagine they could still go long ways...
Not trying to change the subject but would the Indian government let that happen? But if it did I would expect a Black Friday like order euphoria for widebodies for airlines in the region. The reason I mentioned it is the government wants to sell its holdings, and indigo has expressed interest in t...Jump to post
This topic was just deleted 10 minutes ago ? Like I said in my reply to your comments, this is a very big IF, there are a number of airlines expanding very rapidly in India. You also have the announcement of Qatar to setup a new carrier, and Air Asia India all set for rapid expansion. Maybe all the ...Jump to post
A) A330 production rate is too high. B) 787 production rate is too low. and/or C) There is a clear market preference for the 787 over the A330neo, and then you have to start asking yourself why. D) production slots sold on overly optimistic ramp up which predicted aircraft would be snapped together...Jump to post
Quite the opposite, I have read at least three posts that has called this out for what it is, a negotiation ploy to keep Airbus honest, and a CEO doing his job. That’s what a Boeing fanboy would see it as, it is just another day in the office to me. D7 would be getting at least two visits a year fr...Jump to post
He must be fully aware that posing with an AirAsia X 787 model on his public Instagram will have an impact on any negotiations regarding new aircraft orders. It's serious and if Boeing's final offer is better than Airbus's final offer, we will see the 787 in the new AirAsia X livery. These models i...Jump to post
Air Asia X is very likely over in Seattle to drive the Airbus price down. To do that, they have to make a credible show of considering Boeing. The more credible, the cheaper the price, and the A330neo program is a little more vulnerable today than pre-HA. Having said that, I would be surprised to s...Jump to post
The lower price of the A330NEO might no longer be an advantage, if you consider the deal HA must have gotten. If switching to the 787 made sense although their will be cancellation costs with Airbus and RR, the effective price for the 787s might have been less than the A330NEOs. LCCs like Air Asia ...Jump to post
I heard if they have no passengers or luggage it has even better range too. This is an unnecessary flaimbait type of comment. SQ will have no economy seats in their configuration, it is a premium only configuration which by its very nature even with less seats installed will have a higher empty wei...Jump to post
Coveman wrote:In addition to fuel, what are the cost considerations in deciding whether or not to return to the airport almost immediately after takeoff due to a medical emergency?
Wonder what our buddy Zeke has to say about all this. Maybe we should close the thread and open a new one to celebrate with HA? I stand by what I said, I said the airline had confirmed that A388 order had not been cancelled, which was published on the 22nd on Flight global. As a result of the state...Jump to post
Sorry my numbers are not way off, you can pay a lot more if you want a unique seat just for your airline, but most these days take one of the standard seats about with some cosmetic, and not structural changes.
That EK seat looks like one of the standard Zodak catalog seats.
The same all applies to an optimized 787-3. It will have 10m less wingspan 75% the fuel capacity, 20% less thrust each side and lighter landing gear due to weights 40-50T lower. The 783 is a 788 with wingtips that have been cutoff and the same 788 engines that have been derated, it is 8% lighter th...Jump to post
The A300 Vs A330 shows how much weight can be removed from a similar sized fuselage. That is a 25% reduction in empty weight with the fuselage length shortened by only 7%. That empty weight reduction was possible because the max takeoff weight was reduced by 30%. The same would apply to the 787-8. ...Jump to post
If your aircraft has a range of 7240 Nautical miles, as Google suggests, even with the additional fuel burn because of weight, it might be cheaper to fuel for the round trip in Paris. The other consideration is the cost of turning the aircraft at your destination. For that you should have someone o...Jump to post
Destination is Mali Fuel Price × 2.5 to compare with Paris But half of the round trip (30t from Mali) Max capacity 345 pax / 46 kg hold bagage / 10 kg hand lugage. That’s about 48 tonnes of payload, is the payload both directions ? It would be around maximum capacity for an A330-200. The route is m...Jump to post
You can assume a price of 30 to 50 Thousand USD's per Business class seat. Depends on individualisation and equipment. So up to 2million for Business Class seats alone. And then there is Economy. Your figures are way off, 30-50 k would be a custom first class seat, what you see there would be aroun...Jump to post
How many people and how much cargo are you moving ?
Direct operating cost is only part of the total (or actual) operating cost !!!
What is the destination in Africa ? NIM ?
The cost of fuel in NIM for example is 3 times higher than CDG, if you can get it.
150 Million per aircraft would be a lot, but 15 million is damn cheap. The seats will cost more than half of that. So the mod is done on a tight budget. But I‘m surprised to see EK do anything at all to the cabins, which is different to their previous refit strategy. Which was to fly them for 18 ye...Jump to post
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The state of registration/AOC is responsible for issuing ETDO approvals, not any overflying state or destination. ETDO is very much maintenance related, CASA would have no oversight on that for a foreign carrier, they are flat out having oversight on Australian carriers. The airline will have a fore...Jump to post
HKG third runway will probably be completed before Airbus start to consider making any A380 stretch After the 3rd runway is built the other two runways will be closed one at a time for runway and taxiway upgrades, it will be some time (best part time of 10 years) before the 3 runways are fullly ope...Jump to post
If the maximum takeoff weight was reduced to say 180T Boeing would be able to remove 10% off the empty weight easily if they fully optimised it. It would no longer be able to carry high payload and fuel loads at the same time so the max payload and max fuel loads could be reduced. This reduces the ...Jump to post