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by zeke
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 78
Views: 14956

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Thankfully these issues do not happen that often, most times ground staff know the procedures and implement them correctly. Other reasons where I have refused to close the doors are cases disputes between passengers over seat allocation, apparently intoxicated passengers, apparently unwell passenger...

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by zeke
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 78
Views: 14956

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

When you buy a plane ticket, it's also called a Contract of Carriage. If a customer is either kicked out of his scheduled flight, or downgraded to a lower class than what he/she paid for, it's a violation of the contract. As it has been mentioned a number of times already, this flight is sold as a ...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 78
Views: 14956

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

The airline has opened an official investigation into the matter; it seems like it was the pilot/s who caused some commotion. Furthermore it appears that it was someone who had paid for First Class who had to move back. There were no first class seats available for sale. It was sold as a 777 withou...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 78
Views: 14956

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Ah the end titled airline staff. Deadheading employee more important than a paying passenger :roll: The point was it was not a paying F class passenger. So please feel free to harp on about entitled passengers that expect free upgrades from airlines they did not pay for. For all we know this could ...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 78
Views: 14956

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

The pilot may have have been contractually entitled to this, and ground staff overstep their authority denying them of that under the view they can do whatever they want. As it is a seat allocation issue of unsold seats in F, the responsibility of it rests with ground staff, and the operating crew l...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Doors
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: A320 Series Doors

Often it is just a small stone between the rubber seal and the fuselage.

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by zeke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on dual parallel approaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Re: Questions on dual parallel approaches

The real reason I made those questions is because the incoming Mexican government wants to scrap the new Mexico City airport already under construction (having triple independent approaches) and instead convert Santa Lucia AFB (NLU) into a civilian airport and keeping the old MEX open. They need a ...

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by zeke
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23142

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I think any reasonable person would acknowledge that EY is going through a number of structural changes, and setting a new direction for the airline.

The final fallout of this process I do not think they even know.

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by zeke
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 11336

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

LAX772LR wrote:

CX's nonstop didn't begin until July 1, 2004, with the A346 and offering F... and that was after a delay from the initial planned launch of March 31, 2003.


Technically not correct, the first non stop in a 744 also was the first commercial flight to land at the new HKG airport.

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by zeke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: 787 vs A350 range

lightsaber wrote:
If someone would post the payload/range charts, it would generate better discussion.


That will not help on the A350 as the payload range chart published are for WV000.

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by zeke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13136

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Deltabravo1123 wrote:
So every single crew member would have their own hotel room?


Not sure why you are surprised by this. I would not like being served with papers for sexual harassment for conduct I didn’t do behind closed doors. The employer would be co-defending.

A simple preventative measure is separate rooms.

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by zeke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on dual parallel approaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Re: Questions on dual parallel approaches

In addition to lateral separation while vectoring aircraft onto the final approach course, aircraft on approach to different runways are kept at different altitudes when joining final. For example aircraft vectored to join the left runway join at 5000 feet, while aircraft vectored to join the right...

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by zeke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increase in MTOW
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Increase in MTOW

The A320 Neo's at the Airline I work for have come with Three MTOW'S. 73.5 initially, then 74 and now in 79T. How does the Airframe become more capable of lifting heavier loads after a certain point of time? I know the engine thrust rating is same in all three.. You will find they paid for the high...

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by zeke
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5168

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

cledaybuck wrote:
French companies are already suppliers for several parts on the 787, not to mention partners with GE of the vast majority of engines going on Boeing planes.


I think Airbus Canada may even be a risk sharing partner on the 787 with the rear pressure bulkhead.

It’s just business.

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by zeke
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 27
Views: 6236

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

Airbus Boeing BBD EMB etc all do not pay 100% of the development costs, in the case of the A380, Airbus paid around 40% of the total, the rest you need to look at the risk sharing partners.

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by zeke
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 27
Views: 6236

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

I don't see $45 Million for other parts and scrap metal. It’s not 45 million for scrap metal. All the rotable parts like avionics, flight controls, spoilers, flaps, winglets, fairings, landing gear, doors, galleys, toilets and their associated systems where possible will be removed and returned to ...

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by zeke
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Too early to say structural damage. From what I hear, the composite fairing linking 2 parts of the fuselage was sliced right through. Pilots were able to pressurise the cabin and the systems did not report any problems which is why the pilots continued flying for 4.15 hours. Guaranteed to have dama...

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by zeke
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Yes very efficient at doing that on a industrial scale, that’s what I thought of in that scene in American Made where Cruise goes through those trees at the end of the runway !

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by zeke
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 874
Views: 115189

Re: A400M Update

The bottom line is Germany has more than it needs and also has budget pressure, so they are looking for opportunities to, as you say, offload a lot of . Firstly I don’t any US poster actually believes that, if it were true the first thing to cancel would be the recent C130Js. Secondly the main issu...

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by zeke
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14585

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

So the 737 took off and flew about 4-5ft in the air for about 300ft? What happened? Been suggested elsewhere without an official statement to back it up, the captains seat unlocked and moved backwards during the takeoff roll, after takeoff the nose was pushed down when the seat was moved forward ag...

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by zeke
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

ETOPS alone would require more than the 2.2t for a 30 min alternate. ETOPS enroute fuel figures are basically built around 3 scenarios diverting to an ETOPS enroute alternate 1) depressurisation and both engines running 2) depressurisation and singke engine 3) engine failure without depressurisatio...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14585

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

It was flyable because there was no "hull" damage. As I said above I'm not trying to minimize a serious incident but the belly damage is cosmetic, the pressure vessel was not compromised. That said if in fact notified they should not have carried on. Some photos I saw had damage to the st...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

BoeingGuy wrote:

You mean like the A320 that flew into the trees or LH A320 that ran off the end of the runway at WAW because they ignored pilot control inputs, something a Boeing airplane would never do. ;)


Hook line and sinker, and more takers ?

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

[ About 30 of the business seats for the fuel bill. Random return trip in November shows it to be about $5300 for the trip. 2x $79000 for the fuel bills is $158k. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Any they are the limited number of advance purchase discount tickets you are looking at, not the...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Seems to perform better at taking out brick walls or runway excursions. Not as good floating.

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Re: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.

I said it did on the SQ22 thread. One of the passengers posted the fuel burn, fuel load, the V speeds from the crew, from that I know exactly what the weight was. Fuel burn was around 100 tonnes, fuel load around 110 tonnes, TOW 273 tonnes. Quoting myself “The numbers they have of 162/168/174 from 0...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The aircraft took off 7 tonnes below MTOW, at below maximum fuel capacity, with a very heavy premium interior.

They could have had a lot more economy passengers onboard, however probably only 5 businesses class fares would be needed to paid the fuel bill.

This route is about high yield.

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Re: Which aircraft has the advantage - A350-900ULR v 772LR.

LAX772LR wrote:
And while that could be true to an extent, it's worth noting that unlike the 77L vs 77E, the A359ULR does not have an MTOW increase over the currently produced A359... they're both 280T.


SQ22 was neither at MTOW or maximum fuel volume going SIN to EWR.

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Is this 273 tonnes TOW indicative of the fact that they had some cargo on board, considering that there were only 150 passengers on board? And what about the 10 tonnes of fuel remaining after landing, how close is this to the contingency fuel requirements? I do not know the weights or the catering ...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

HJM wrote:
What might be the approximate cost of fuel for this segment?


$773.05/ metric tonne x 101 tonnes about US$79,000

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpTHxVdUcAAe2TT.jpg 101.4 ton of fuel used, landed with 10 ton remaining ... Not bad https://twitter.com/FATIIIAviation/status/1050684281213747200 111t of fuel, 20t of pax and bags, 5t of catering to keep Zeke happy = 136t. Empty aircraft = 135t 271t TOW leaving another ...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2538

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

Zeke, what rule was that a part of? This thread is about ETOPS and ETPOPS as we know it now, started in the early 80's. Who was the A300 operator back then, and what regulatory authority issued this certification. The rule is the 60 minute rule like found in 121.161. In the 1950s ICAO did a study o...

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by zeke
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2538

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

Trying to imagine an inter island flight where you would be more than 60 minutes from an airport? I think you are wrong. There was no suchh thing as ETOPS in the 70's. I believe UAL had the 1st ETOPS approval in the NOPAC and CEP oceanic regions, The A300 was flying the Atlantic under a 90 minute r...

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by zeke
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovered wreckage after the investigation
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Recovered wreckage after the investigation

http://dgca.gov.in/intradgca/intra/icao ... 4%20(Corr1)%20(En).pdf
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ICAO 9137 PART 5 Airport Services Manual - Part 5 Removal of Disabled Aircraft

http://dgca.gov.in/intradgca/intra/icao ... 4%20(Corr1)%20(En).pdf

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by zeke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling time question
Replies: 16
Views: 1615

Re: Refuelling time question

Probably looking at around 35 minutes to refill from empty to the required level at 2.4 tonnes per minute, however they would still have the fuel onboard from the inbound sector so closer to 30 minutes.

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by zeke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Not at all. I am well familiar with that checklist and the rationale behind each step. The issue was the Flight Deck miscommunicated to the Cabin Crew and the Cabin Crew read the Ditching instructions to the passengers and caused unnecessary panic. The passengers put on their life vests. Then Catha...

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by zeke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

What was even more foolish on Cathay’s part was the 777 crew who told the passengers they may have to ditch, and told them to put their live vests on, because they were diverting into Shemya with a simple Avionics cooling fan bearing failure. That created a lot of unnecessary panic with the passeng...

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by zeke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Double post due server error

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by zeke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

A lot of words about your operation. Not any FACTS on the UAL operation. You made a hypothetical scenario, I answered it. It seems you don’t like my comprehensive answer to your hypothetical scenario as it does not fit your agenda. A landing on the other runway may have been possible but it could h...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

So Zeke, here is a hypothetical. The flight is dispatched with an alternate. As the crew operates for 14 hours the fuel score is negative but still acceptable. As the crew gets closer in coordination with dispatch they relay they fuel issue. The weather at destination is satisfactory to no longer n...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

I'm not sure I understand the point of this reply and what it has to do with the quoted comment. Because you said “under US regulations there is no such thing as declaring a MAYDAY”, they are operating in Australian airspace and also have to comply with Australian requirements which essentially are...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

To ask someone to post an internal company report is ludicrous, especially something safety related. I also work for UA, and what Jay posts is correct not only on this issue but, many others. Also, under US regulations there is no such thing as declaring a MAYDAY. You declare an emergency. As a pil...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

goboeing wrote:
How about . . . a crew that is given a holding clearance after passing those airports?


NTL is only around 75 nm north of SYD, the holding fix on the Marln Three Arrival in SYD is at Rinki, which is 85 nm from NTL, or 20 minutes at 250 kts.

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

You're confusing YMML airport with the YMMM FIR. Any relavent SIGMET's affecting the Sydney TCU will be attached to the Sydney ATIS and will be a YMMM FIR issued SIGMET, given that the sydney TCU is part of the YMMM FIR. i.e YMMM SIGMET P04 in this case. Nothing to do with YMML airport. That makes ...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Do you know the fuel state when passing those stations? Was the SYD weather acceptable to delete the alternate? You are not educated or knowledgeable on this incident and you are making yourself look very badly with each message you type. Ok the dumass you say I am is able to tell you when they wer...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Just to clarify, noone actually said in the recording (at least not that I could hear, the recording wasn't perfect in parts) that the mayday call was because of the SIGMET for YMML. Had a look at the Wx in MEL it was perfectly fine. METAR/SPECI from YMML METAR YMML 040430Z 19013KT 9999 BKN032 SCT0...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

You call the crew “clueless “. Yet you were not on the flight deck. You were not looking at the fuel status in real time. It appears that you are showing more signs of being clueless than anyone involved in this actual incident. The crew did as they are trained. If it was trained incorrectly then t...

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by zeke
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Okay I haven't commented on this thread because I was waiting to read the internal report to see if it matches up with what the media has been reporting and it doesn't. Do to the fact that an emergency was declared the flight crew was interviewed and they also had to write a report which is on file...

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by zeke
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Mayday means you are actually below 30 minutes Yet we read the Aussie ATC rules: 11.9.6.1 The pilot in command shall declare a situation of fuel emergency by broadcasting MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY FUEL, when the calculated usable fuel predicted to be available upon landing at the nearest aerodrome where...

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by zeke
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Zeke, as per the procedures I posted earlier, the only way to get special handling and priority in Australian airspace is to declare Mayday fuel. Min fuel will only seek to ensure no additional delays are incurred. Of course, if min fuel were to be declared I would expect in most circumstances all ...

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