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by zeke
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How interoperable are various SBAS and GBAS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: How interoperable are various SBAS and GBAS?

Not sure where you are getting you information from. Bremen (EDDW), Malaga (LEMG), Frankfurt (EDDF), Zurich (LSZH) all have CAT 1 GLS. A380, 787, 747-8, and A350 are capable of GLS out of the box, every other FBW Airbus is also capable. Reason being is they all have the same Rockwell Collins MMR. Lo...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 3086

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

Looks like Cocos (Keeling) appears in a Airbus doc that I have but not in the Boeing doc which addresses 240 + minute restrictions regarding Cat 7+ for RFSS operations. Suspect that the Airbus doc is not factoring in the 240+ minute South Polar ETOPS flight plan when they list it as an alternate. Y...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Many questions (snowtam)
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Many questions (snowtam)

Firstly snowtam formats are not all the same for example Japanese domestic snowtams. Snowtams provide a lot more detail than is available on ATIS, in most cases you cannot get your destination ATIS at the planning/dispatch stage. METARs runway state codes are not the same as snowtams. Snowtam is a f...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet B738 Max suffers in flight engine failure
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Re: SpiceJet B738 Max suffers in flight engine failure

anshabhi wrote:
I have 2 questions:
1. Is the fueling system for engines, including tanks developed by engine manufacturer or airframe manufacturer?
2. Would this require an engine change?


Don’t know about the max specifically however on other types fuel systems are bought from suppliers like Parker Aerospace.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inoperable runway lights in APW
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Inoperable runway lights in APW

stratclub wrote:
Karlsands wrote:
By fixing the lights .


Apparently, you have not been crippled by your education and can still see the obvious. :bigthumbsup:


At least they didnt say wait until the sun comes up !!

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight school bias toward carrier contract students
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Flight school bias toward carrier contract students

Maybe they could speak English, however not American.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD

nuke wrote:
zeke wrote:
What airport is in Illawarra ? RAAF Richmond ?

YWOL. Not a suitable alternate for a 737. Usually YSCB, and then YMML/YBBN.


WOL pavement strength is not good enough, QF also use XRH and NTL.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 3086

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

T54A wrote:
As someone who regularly operates an A330 on beyond 180min ETOPS flights


What do you run to 207 minutes ?

timz wrote:
They need 330 if they want to fly the great circle.


Only need 300 minutes, CHC, PUQ, USH can spport the whole route in under 300 minutes

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Faulty sensors and a plane that is commanding itself nose down just after take off at low altitude is a very serious situation. There is nothing at this stage to suggest the sensor itself was faulty. It is entirely possible for the problem to have been downstream of the sensor. I suspect when they ...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Read the full article and you will see that no one involved with the investigation said any of that. From further down in the same article “A spokesman for the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is participating in the Indonesia-led investigation, declined to comment about maintenance ...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD

What airport is in Illawarra ? RAAF Richmond ?

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TR25 MEL-SIN Routing 5th Jan 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: TR25 MEL-SIN Routing 5th Jan 2019

My guess would be volcanic activity, Krakatau eruptions to FL400 Received FVAU02 at 12:45 UTC, 04/01/19 from ADRM VA ADVISORY DTG: 20190104/1250Z VAAC: DARWIN VOLCANO: KRAKATAU 262000 PSN: S0606 E10525 AREA: INDONESIA SUMMIT ELEV: 813M ADVISORY NR: 2019/27 INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 AVIATION COLOUR COD...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inoperable runway lights in APW
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Inoperable runway lights in APW

So our flight NZ997 to AKL got cancelled due to “inoperable runway lights” in APW. Has anyone heard of something like this before? Apparently a day after it is working again but how can the airport solve this problem so fast? At least NZ is operating a 787-9 to fly the passenger back to AKL :-) Not...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6117

Re: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights

I never suggested that any nation does not have a right to regulate their airspace, nor am I suggesting that the EU tell anyone else. What I did say is that obvious discriminatory practices are often met with consequences outside of those jurisdictions. What do you think the EU or other enlightened...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6117

Re: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights

Am I the only one sick of the enabling of nations who selectively discriminate overflight rights due to their political/religious/outright discriminatory stances? Every country has the right to regulate how their airspace is used. This has been internationally agreed since the start of ICAO Chicago...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

.....for another time? :roll: It is a good question now, as you can see it is assumed above that missing 800 deliveries means they had production issues that prevented the target being reached when it seems they built more than 800 aircraft, just not all of them were delivered to airlines for vario...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6117

Re: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights

The route along published airways would be close to this route that can be used in GCM.

Rpll-vvpc-vtbs-vovz-Vaau-vaoz-ooms-obbi-oedf-oepa-oerf-oegt -llbg

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

How many aircraft do they have sitting on the ground that have been produced however the airline is in financial hardship and not able to take delivery ?

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Pray tell - why is the WSJ highlighting it then? Like it or not - it's critical to the crash, the cause and eventual remedies/future lessons. If you read the WSJ article neither the manufacturer or the investigators made any comment about it being related to calibration. Those comments came from so...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 41
Views: 9696

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

That would be extremely unusual. Engine lease will be valued, with a payment to the fund, so participants can be paid out. Ditto for parting the air frame. Participants and financiers don't want to hang around and see what parts sell, and for how much. Value, pay, exit (probably into a new lease). ...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 41
Views: 9696

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

If the engines/APU are PBH? Then this $45 Million dollar figure is wishful thinking... Dr Peters Group have leased the engines to RR, they are still generating income for the fund. 45 million is just the airframe which would be on the conservative side of what the serviceable spares would attract. ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52808

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

TTailedTiger wrote:
Someone a few posts above said that Delta can easily switch to the 280t A350.


If that was said I don’t believe it to be true. To get that weight the aircraft needs the -1000 nose gear which I would be surprised if their original weight was 268 tonnes.

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by zeke
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 26
Views: 13356

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

Need a view from the front, damage can be seen in the core shroud and the bypass.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 with the same fuselage width as 787
Replies: 26
Views: 4848

Re: A350 with the same fuselage width as 787

stratclub wrote:
Does the A350 use AFDX like the A380 and 787 do? If so, that would be a major departure from the A330.


The A350 is ADFX like the A380 and A400M, like those aircraft it also retains a legacy backup ARINC bus as used on the A330.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Vietjet A321Neo apparently written off
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

New Vietjet A321Neo apparently written off

Hearing rumours of a two week old A321neo has been declared a write off following a nose gear first landing close to 5g at Banmethuot on Nov 29. Apparently the aircraft bounced and then landed back on the nose gear first, the second impact resulted in both of the nose wheels detachment and one from ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52808

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

No matter what evidence is presented. You would never accept the idea that an airbus product is inferior. What evidence was presented ? I assume you know the difference between evidence, opinion, and conjecture. I think the question should be how does the A350 compare to the 744 in DL's book which ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37446

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

That link I posted above I think said 7.5% PA, it is more like 2% now with just the engine lease.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52808

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/delt ... -a350.html
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Varsity1 wrote:

That's not a rumor. Go to APC, pilots will tell you straight from the horses mouth.

The pilots aren't impressed by it.


You mean like this thread ?

Seems most of the gripes are to do with what DL didn’t order as options

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/delt ... -a350.html

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by zeke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52808

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

The operational reason: Your compairing eastbound to westbound. Huge difference. Difference on a 7000 nm flight is 30-60 minutes normally between east and west, eastbound PACOTS westbound Polar. Not a lot of diffence in burns. We take more cargo eastbound with the shorter flight times, that is not ...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37446

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Thanks for the info. For some reason, I thought they did a sale/lease back with Dr Peters. This document says they paid 154 and 156 million respectively for the aircraft. https://www.nuertingen.versicherung/eh-content/pages/6430/files/dr_peters/Kurz-Info-DS140.pdf Should get 45 million for the airf...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37446

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

When SQ bought them, they listed for something like $325 million. Don't know how much SQ paid for each frame, but it was just an estimate. These aircraft were owned by the Dr Peters Group hence the reason they were returned to Dr Peters group end of lease. I don’t remember the price DS Fund No. 129...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37446

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Who paid $600 million for them ?

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by zeke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52808

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

There should be other operational rasons or your source is not thrust worthy Not sure what is going on here, PEK-DTW should be a fast flight with the tailwinds, and DTW-PEK polar. We operate the 359 out of EWR and IAD to HKG almost daily, most times we do not need MTOW to do over 7000 nm (DTW-PEK i...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 4186

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

This should be in sure related forum not here

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by zeke
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Also those of you talking about ETOPS can stop because this flight was NOT an ETOPS flight. I’m sure they were class 2 for awhile but they were not outside 1 hour of a suitable airport. Just because the aircraft crosses water does not make it ETOPS. We run a lot of our flights ETDO even when flying...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

For the 5th time now Zeke, once an engine is relit, you are no longer having an engine shut down, have you? It WAS shut down, but it no longer IS. I have been listening to what you are saying, I reached out to a few senior trainers at some large EU carriers and they all said the policy is to divert...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 with the same fuselage width as 787
Replies: 26
Views: 4848

Re: A350 with the same fuselage width as 787

They have relatively none of the same architecture in systems nor integration. The A350 is not much more than an A330 with a carbon skin. While the B787 is a whole new concept, The 787 is not really a totally new concept, it was however a big change for Boeing compared to what they had before. The ...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Sand in the atmosphere could be another possibility, hence me hinting at AIR polution as yet another very different possibility to consider. I have never heard of that at FL400, FL200 sure, maybe. https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Sand_Storm Yet it isn't shutdown any longer, which thus means you'...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

There are in fact often many possible decisions in specific failure cases which are entirely defendable, even very different ones. Only defendable if they are within the scope of regulations, procedures, and SOP. count yourself lucky your operator isnt very LOFT oriented then.... I do lofts but the...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

This is the hard part. The destruction of the aircraft give little chance on finding a common cause of failure of both the removed and installed AoA sensors. But if it's not a common cause, there have to explain how two consecutive AoA sensors failed. The removed AoA was probably originally install...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

If that were the case, couldn't the blame extend even further up - such as the source of the sensor for shipping a defective unit, or heck, even Boeing for having such a sensor failure on such a young frame? I am aware of no evidence to suggest the sensor that was removed or the one replaced was de...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

but do you pull it out each and every time the checker flames your engine out during a skill test in preparation of a routine one engine out excercise, yourself? Seriously? Normally every skills test is based around an airport and you come back and land single engine, never have I ever continued to...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 33
Views: 4120

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

ScottB wrote:
RB211trent wrote:
all built in Derby England.


Good luck getting directions there if you're a speaker of American English, though!


Tourist - Is there a B&B in Derby ?

Local - Noooo, D-E-R-B-Y !

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

That is the ECAM you will typically see with a failure on takeoff, by the time you get to the ECAM 30 seconds has already elapsed. There is nothing to consider, besides it is more important to get to MSA at that point and to secure what you have. You will not be able to relight an engine that has fa...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 with the same fuselage width as 787
Replies: 26
Views: 4848

Re: A350 with the same fuselage width as 787

How much weight would be reduced if A350 fuselage was designed with the same with as 787? Would it be significant? The actual reduction in weight in the fuselage would not be significant, it then sets the tone for all the other systems and structures. The wing and engine placement would need to be ...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

I suspect the FAR would support what 7BOEING7 is telling us. I have read 7BOEING7 's posts and can say for sure he's a very experienced pilot. I think the right way to look at it is an engine failure isn't really a failure till after the relight is not successful. This wasn’t a Boeing This wasn’t b...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2789
Views: 509112

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

https://www.wsj.com/articles/maintenance-lapse-identified-as-initial-problem-leading-to-lion-air-crash-11545739204?mod=e2tw Maintenance Lapse Identified as Initial Problem Leading to Lion Air Crash Crash investigators have concluded preliminarily that improper calibration of an airspeed (AoA?) sens...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

The 737, 757, 767 Engine Fail checklists say PTLANSA (Plan To Land At Nearest Suitable Airport). The 737, 757, 767 Engine In-Flight Start Checklist reconfigures the aircraft for normal operations and does not say PTLANSA if the relight is successful. The 737, 757, 767 Engine In-Flight Start Checkli...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

And when it is successfully relit??? Nothing, right?!? With the LAND ASAP amber gone and no reason to suspect fuel issues as root cause, the airplane is once again a twin, one that is ETOPS certified and flying on an ETOPS stretch even. You will have a LAND ASAP amber before the relight was commenc...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36949

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

The large consensus of opinion here seems to be swayed in favor of the "safe" option; i.e. land at the first available airport. Nearest suitable not nearest available, two very different meanings. Nearest available or off airport landing is what you would consider for a fire/smoke situati...

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