reltney wrote:The real issue for the landing is tire speed. Tires have limits and my guess it’s 210kts. I see it on the side of the tire during preflight on the 757,767,747. I’m sure the Airbus tires are similar.
Not sure why they just didn’t do a live demo. The PA requirements would be included in the operators approved MEL, it is permitted to be unserviceable in the master MEL. Passenger Address System (O) May be inoperative provided: a) Flight attendant call lights operate normally, and b) Alternate, norm...Jump to post
Wonder if this will change anything. I mean if only the pilots scheduled on that flight have access to the key and take it with them when the engines are turned off at the gate.. that would cut the possibilities of this happening again by a lot. I don’t think anything will change, the issue is the ...Jump to post
Engines can be removed, overhauled, and reinstalled on a different aircraft. The engine maintenance history needs to follow the engine.Jump to post
People never 'die' on an airplane. It takes the corner hours to get there and that means a plane is out of service. So, the person is carried off the plane into the jetway, "where there is more room to work on them." I've seen it happen many times. Actually we treat them as being alive, a...Jump to post
Most aircraft types have lost parts at some time or another.Jump to post
Probably due to several A380's getting very low on the approaches within the last year due to the inability of the type to fly them in VNAV as currently coded. Maybe after the approaches are redesigned and/or the A380 software is improved to fly the approaches properly, they will be reinstated. A38...Jump to post
None of the slats are the same size, why do you think it would be best to construct the same way ? They would all have different loads to carry and would all be attached to the aircraft at different widths.
Also I would assume they would come from multiple suppliers.
There at least 2 pilots here posting that have extensive experience in the MD11, yet you contune tis simply blow them off. Amazing amount of simplistic knowledge. I ask aging, did your read the FedEx RJAA report or for that matter the KEWER report? Yes I have, there are a large number of reports th...Jump to post
So from my long post that is all you can come up with ? Yes I have read multiple MD11 accident reports including one from the NTSB calling for changes to the landing laws. Including the last Lufthansa MD11 crash, there have been 29 other bounced or severe hard landings that caused substantial damage.Jump to post
Southwest business model is predicated on the 737. It will continue to be modeled on the 737. In the future it will be modeled on the 737/797. If that is indeed true then all any competitor needs to do is setup on the WN network with a more efficient operation knowing the competition is unable to c...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I thought Basler had the DC-3 TCDS?
It depends on the aircraft, but I would not be surprised if Boeing has a “copy”, these are computer database records.Jump to post
When you poor pilot technique tends to bring the worst design flaws. None of these hull losses would havee occurred had the pilots flown the airplane according to the procedures set forth by MD. It is not poor pilot techniques, it is a poor design. Have a look at the carriers that have some of thes...Jump to post
I was a little puzzled by this statement in the report. What more could Boeing really do? Parts like Flaperons are swapped out all the time by airlines and would need to be tracked by the airline. When a part is removed the maintenance records will say something like P/N XY123 S/N QWE345 removed S/...Jump to post
I am surprised that China didn't also open their own investigation and make demands for info from the Malaysian government and Immerstat considering they lost many more citizens than France did Considering China stated they tracked the aircraft going down South China Sea and stated searching there ...Jump to post
2578697 This thread is very sad, so many Boeing fan boys shooting from the hip not knowing what they are talking about. The aircraft in question was an A300B4-200, an analogue cockpit, 3 crew operation. Similar layout to a 747 classic, L1011, DC10. The aircraft has a yoke, fully connected, and thru...Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:So then who was the first?
We have been using iPads for maintenance and cabin longs for a few years, we were not the first by a long way.Jump to post
The Garmin GHD 2100 can be installed on many types as a dual setup. It is a lot more cost effective that other HUDs. Been looking at them for a cockpit upgrade project with the G5000. The Herc application you mentioned is a special purpose, still does not change the fact that a high power X band rad...Jump to post
But does not prevent the aircraft from continuing to fly, as shown by Northrop Gumman's BAC 1-11s that were only retired in the last year. Admittedly as test beds flying under experimental tickets, but large planes continuing to be flown after the TCDS was surrendered. The FAA have kept the BAC 1-1...Jump to post
No commercial radar would see through a monsoon like that except for the APS 115 radar I flew with aboard on the P-3C, which is entirely too much radar for any commercial airplane. But! More military tech is finding it's way into the commercial sector every day so I would not say they won't be ther...Jump to post
They fly that with the A330.
VSMUT wrote:Interesting. Do you know if any Europeans have come to Australia, and what the process is?
The ones Arbus publish are just for the initial type and weight, they do not include weight increases or performance improvements.Jump to post
I'm guessing he's going to be off duty for quite a while longer It is being reported that the alleged unruly passenger was an Emirati. The article indicated the person that was allegedly assaulted was an expatriate. In that part of the world I would expect the Emirati to retain their position and t...Jump to post
Australia and New Zealand are pretty much closed off to foreign pilots. Getting into the US or Canada isn't easy either, but in the case of the US, I think the airlines would love nothing more than to open up to unemployed European pilots. Australia does permit foreign pilots to work In Australia t...Jump to post
The DC-3 is still a supported airframe with a valid TCDS, if you look at something’s like the BAC 1-11 the TCDS has been handed back to the regulator. https://www.easa.europa.eu/documents/type-certificates/aircraft-cs-25-cs-22-cs-23-cs-vla-cs-lsa/easaa188 Without continuing airworthiness support fro...Jump to post
The numbers mean nothing unless you have what the market rates are for those pilots (ie markets with their licence and passport they would be eligible for)
Contract jobs on A320s in China are being advertised at 2 million Indian Rupee per month tax paid.
While maintenance can be performed there comes a time where the manufacturer return the TCDS to the regular as it costs them too much to provide the continuing airworthiness support on smaller fleets.
When a TCDS is handed back, the commercial use for any remaining aircraft is very limited.
I like the idea of having the additional crew member in the cockpit, if something were to happen I would like the pilot in the cockpit to have their full ability to aviatiate, navigate and communicate. I don’t want them distracted. The additional crew member can look after giving cockpit door access...Jump to post
The longest flight I think was REK-LAX with WOW Air.
Typically Airbus offers a single tank with a customer option to add a second tank the same size. Normally located in the same area on the other side of the fuselage.
Soft product is what the airline provides apart from the seat, it includes the booking process, customer service relating to bookings, check in, lounges, cabin crew, food and entertainment, baggage handling, customer service after you finished the flight (meet and assist, connecting flights, lost lu...Jump to post
Not to be pedantic, but it’s not HP air, it is low pressure air at high volume. It is called “HP Ground Air Supply” in the FCOM. LP Air in FCOM is external PCA that is connected directly to the mixing unit. Is this hooked up to the HP engine start air source, and routed to the pacs instead of to th...Jump to post
There is no ATC capacity now in China, we are already waiting hours at times to get onto airways.Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:So if an existing 777 customer sells AIMS-1 777s to another airline, Honeywell will no longer provide support?
Doesn’t sound like the pilot got involved with a seat dispute as she claimed (even if that is what she was arguing about), more about her behaviour before the flight and if this continue further. Sometimes people are not on their best behaviour when they get on an aircraft, sometimes had a few drink...Jump to post
Well, the return to the lessor doesn't happen until October. Would it really require three months to prepare the aircraft for lease return? That's a lot of lease money to pay for an unproductive asset. The lease terms would probably require a heavy C check to be completed before it’s return, so the...Jump to post
dodoma wrote:German air traffic authorities (Luftfahrtbundesamt) are already looking into this
http://www.aero.de/news-27712/LBA-untersucht--Air-Berlin-Flugmanoever-in-Duesseldorf.html (in German)
I am happy about the prospects of increasing the amount of work in Mobil with possible C series assembly. Should provide good export prospects for the C series with EXIM financing.
Bit like the Japanese built assembled in America 787.
It might be the demise of the Q400 leaving ATR having exclusivityJump to post
Our oceanographic salvage experts wouldn’t have an idea of how to find something that small made out of aluminum unless you told them the exact position, even then it is hit and miss. This requires smart people, with specific techniques for the task. They want to be looking for the high density comp...Jump to post
I think before another day is spent on the water the raw data from the satellites including the ground station in Perth is put on Kaggle or similar as a public dataset and open it up as a competition to locate the best possible search area. Get some intelligent people to have a fresh look at the pro...Jump to post