AFAIK the facilities at TSN and BFM are sized for 4/month. There have been talks of increasing that, but it would imply expanding facilities. TSN should be around rate 6 on the A320 and rate 2 on 330 by next year. BFM is already rate 4, they have additional land next to the current FAL they have al...Jump to post
The 744 and A359 have the same cargo capacity: 172m3. I doubt on a route as "short" as NRT, if the 744 can carry anything that the A359 couldn't. The 744 has a capacity of 32 LD3s, the same as the A330-300, A340-300, 777-200 series, DC-10, MD.-11 The A350-900 and 787-9 have a capacity of ...Jump to post
Another option that maybe possible in the future would be an A320 REO, re-engine option. Take an A320 CEO put it through a deep cycle maintenance program to update cabin, avionics and engines. So the replacement market could partially be filled by a recycled aircraft.Jump to post
Couldn’t agree more, I think it also makes more sense to have the FAL production expansion outside of Europe.
The new FALs I think are easier to expand.
This is exactly what the economists are predicting, eg http://avolon.aero/wp/wp-content/upload ... F_2014.pdfJump to post
FGITD wrote:Plane slid on taxiway and is being deplaned by air stairs...why not grab your bag? Guarantee it would take at least 30 minutes to get the stairs attached anyway.
How in the world they're able to find enough pax (and airports) for that amount of new planes every month? Even with ultra-rapid growth of LCC in Asia and other places, I don't see enough pax to fill them up. The market will soak up eventually, and the growth will slow down. And let's not talk abou...Jump to post
It appears that A319 proposal has a small stretch (backed up by the proposal in the link Ozair shared). 36m vs the standard 33.84m length for a A319 and slightly shy of the 37.57m A320. So in that case, it would make more sense to just use the A320 frame. I'm guessing the stretch was to accommodate...Jump to post
This article from Flightglobal relates to the topic: "Since its financial turnaround in fiscal 2015, Qantas has used surplus capital to fund shareholder returns rather than to grow invested capital. We do not view this as sustainable," says S&P credit analyst Graeme Ferguson. https://...Jump to post
From AW&ST written by Jens Flottau, jens. email@example.com Airbus Expects Pratt’s GTF Fix To Be Ready In April TOULOUSE—Airbus CEO Tom Enders said he is reasonably con dent that Pratt & Whitney can nd a quick resolution for the latest technical glitch on its PW1100G geared turbofan (GT...Jump to post
It is NOT what we're discussing, though. Procedure wise, disembarking from aircraft outside of designated area is an emergency - but is it really? My impression is that in case of WN906 whoever was in charge of deboarding abused their emergency powers. Precautionary disembarkation is performed with...Jump to post
Thanks my 74 ground school instructor was a 74 classic flight engineer and “AME” equivalent. He had so much knowledge and so many good stories one couldn’t help remain engaged. A real teacher and mentor.
Larger than life chap, always super happy, may he continue to RIP.
LPSHobby wrote:in 2017 Airbus was 2,873 billions of euros, 189% more than the previous
source, in portuguese:
https://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/airbus ... -de-euros/
fr8mech wrote:Well, well, well. We learn something new everyday. The -8 does have a "preheat circuit". Just the -8 though, that circuit does not exist on our -400's and most certainly did not exist on our -100/200's.
I just went through my old NWA Airplane Operating Manual for both the 400 and the 200 and there is no mention of any trickle current that flows through the landing light circuit to keep the bulbs warm when the switches are off. However, just a disclaimer, maybe that's something the powers decided t...Jump to post
I seem to recall in air mode a heater voltage was applied, something like a drop from 28V down to 24V when the light switch was in the off position and gear up, this reduced thermal shock and extended their life. Might have been a customer option, pretty sure the 777 is the same.
Been a while for me.
Seeing as the flight was from SFO, I'm going to guess the cowling is somewhere at the bottom of the Pacific. How do they intend to find it seeing as an examination of it would probably help answer questions about what exactly happened. All the answers I think will come from what is left if the N1 f...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:With the immediate return back to the airport, and the most definitely overweight landing, anyone know if the brakes caught fire, or any burst tires upon landing?
Not second guessing...but curious. With serious engine vibration, why not shut it down, driftdown to Single Engine Ceiling and cruise in to the alternate (45 mins out I would assume is HNL) That’s what ETOPS certification is for. of course going to single engine over water is always a big deal… Unl...Jump to post
So, pitot tubes need a lot of air flow to cool properly, and so heating is turned relatively late into the check-list. On the ground, they have few minutes to stay heated, before take-off roll (one to three, AFAIK). If there's a delay in takeoff, heating is turned off, and then re-engaged at the ap...Jump to post
. It would appear that the main advantage of the 77W over the 773 is that the 77W flies farther with no penalty at any stage length. 2% to 3% on fuel burn is good, but not enough to ditch a paid for 773 for a 77W. What am I missing? The 77W is used as a long haul aircraft, like all aircraft it is s...Jump to post
Will this see mean new engines on the B-52 ?Jump to post
I still remember when ordnance survey went metric in the 1970s, maps went metric. Then they were no longer part of the MOD.
Moving it underwater is by far the safest due to the higher density of water, if it did explode little chance of shrapnel causing damage is low.
mjoelnir wrote:Some speculation of a journalist.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: 'The device has been examined by Met Police and Royal Navy dive teams and is confirmed as being a 1,100lb tapered-end shell, measuring approximately 5-ft. Except the statement did not say that “The transportation of the device - confirmed by Met and Royal Navy di...Jump to post
ZAK380 wrote:11 event and it is not frequent ?
I'm pretty sure it's just a 700 ft. exclusion zone that got converted to meters in the press. Not in the UK would they are metric. It would normally be 200m while they drill into the case by hand and inject salt water to make the fuse useless. They would them move the device take it offshore and do...Jump to post
ADOB wrote:Always wondered...can an 4-engine plane like A380 maintain flight if...2 engines simultaneously fail?
Forgive me, I’ve heard reference to it before - what’s the limit of the wheel rotation speed? What’s the impact? Most airliner tyres are limited to a ground speed of 204 kts. However for takeoff we need enough airflow to go over the wings to generate lift, we measure this as the indicated airspeed ...Jump to post
Southern Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air and operates 5 of the 777F's owned by Atlas Air. Southern is an "on demand" carrier, meaning they operate services to suitable airports as required for their customers. Restricting operations to airports that had A380 upper deck cargo...Jump to post
Should not be touched unless it has been released. 49 CFR 830.10 - Preservation of aircraft wreckage, mail, cargo, and records. § 830.10 Preservation of aircraft wreckage, mail, cargo, and records. (a) The operator of an aircraft involved in an accident or incident for which notification must be giv...Jump to post
It's kind of like saying the original crime is OK as long as proceeds are given to charity, which takes attention away from the original crime that the case is all about. RLI was never deemed illegal, all they determined was the interest rate was below commercial rates. However the interest rate do...Jump to post
I truly hope that people will remember this the next time they complain about delays due to the de-icing queue. Rules exist for a reason and those procedures are for your own safety, so don't moan about the wait if you to arrive alive. It's better to have your flight delayed and deiced than departe...Jump to post
Nicoeddf wrote:zeke wrote:
The speed altitude readout to me may suggest airframe icing.
If it isn't a midair collision, as suggested, than I agree.
IIRC, it was posted here on A.net some time ago that the centre fuel tank has "always been there" on the A333 but has only been activated with the 242t MTOW version - is that true? The centre tank is the centre wing box which is on every A330/A340 http://www.aritex-es.com/en/project/airbu...Jump to post
StTim wrote:So this is actually all gain. The standard av.net law is that long range aircraft are much heavier as they need additional structure to carry the fuel weight.
Depends on the country, some countries like Japan there is a 200 km limit, others no limit on domestic or international travel.Jump to post
It is not frequent !!!!Jump to post