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by zeke
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 104
Views: 9217

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

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...

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by zeke
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 70
Views: 22874

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

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 ...

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by zeke
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A346 & B773 airfield limitations
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: A346 & B773 airfield limitations

Don’t think so the taxiways and parking bays look too small

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by zeke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 104
Views: 9217

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

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.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 104
Views: 9217

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

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.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1881

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

CosmicCruiser wrote:
If it is an emergency they won't wait for air stairs.


That has little to do with it, it can be an emergency and still safer for the passengers to remain within the aircraft, eg QF32.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a A359 make CBR-DOH
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Can a A359 make CBR-DOH

The answer to your question is yes. It is not really a question of runway length, it is the terrain around the airport. This is an ideal place for an RNP AR departure to improve payload.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1881

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

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.


What regulation states it will take 30 minutes to get stairs attached ?

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by zeke
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 104
Views: 9217

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

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...

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by zeke
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 30
Views: 1675

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

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...

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by zeke
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1881

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

That video does not show what is going on....that is like saying the camera view on a jet tells you what is going on during takeoff or landing.

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by zeke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11358

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

N14AZ wrote:
Now you won't find anything on their webpage (which has been updated since then).


That’s is it, it is not on a webpage it does not exist

:rotfl:

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by zeke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR triple spool
Replies: 48
Views: 3417

Re: RR triple spool

Your numbers are misleading as you do not understand that some engines the reverser and accessories are part of the engine whilst other engines it is not.

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by zeke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo
Replies: 37
Views: 12052

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

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://...

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by zeke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38529

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

From AW&ST written by Jens Flottau, jens. ottau@aviationweek.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...

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by zeke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1881

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

I could not make any sort of assessment of the situation based off a single photo.

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by zeke
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 148
Views: 11143

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Not really much in the OP video I could draw any conclusion.

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by zeke
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1881

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

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...

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by zeke
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1086

Re: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question

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.

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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/


Disappointing results only 189%

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by zeke
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1086

Re: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question

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.


How far off was I with the logic and voltages ?

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by zeke
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1086

Re: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question

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...

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by zeke
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1086

Re: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question

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.

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7327

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets are....

Pretty ambitious for an airline that only has a month or two worth of cash on hand.

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 100
Views: 24365

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

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...

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 15697

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

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?


Wouldn’t think so, the international runway 18R is 12800 ft, even landing at MTOW they would have 3000 ft spare.

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 100
Views: 24365

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

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...

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1086

Re: Boeing 747 Landing Light Question

I thought I remember being taught the lights on the 747 always had power through them to keep the filament warm to extend life.

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

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...

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by zeke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 773 vs 77W short and medium haul trip cost.
Replies: 18
Views: 2651

Re: 773 vs 77W short and medium haul trip cost.

. 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...

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by zeke
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5420

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

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.

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by zeke
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6846

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

mjoelnir wrote:
Some speculation of a journalist.


I think calling Adam Levine-Weinberg a journalist is giving him credibility not deserved, at best I would call him a blogger.

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by zeke
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5420

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

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...

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by zeke
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-35 Flying Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: B-35 Flying Wing

If it was around August 1962 my guess you saw a RAF Avro Vulcan that participated in Operation Skyshield III doing low level penetration testing.

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by zeke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 13966

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

ZAK380 wrote:
11 event and it is not frequent ?


The actual number of N1 fan blade failures on the Trent 700, it is less than 11. That is on a fleet of engines doing around 10 million hours a year.

The engine was certified 27 years ago, June 30, 1991.

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by zeke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5420

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

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...

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by zeke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 5923

Re: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?

ADOB wrote:
Always wondered...can an 4-engine plane like A380 maintain flight if...2 engines simultaneously fail?


This all depends on weight and altitude/temperature, if they are light enough they can even fly with 3 out of 4 engines failed.

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by zeke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 5923

Re: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?

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 ...

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by zeke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11358

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

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...

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by zeke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 1881

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

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...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

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...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

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...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

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.


Was thinking in cruise ice kept developing aircraft kept trimming to maintain altitude to the point where trim limits were reached.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do currently available A330-300s compare to earlier ones ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1590

Re: How do currently available A330-300s compare to earlier ones ?

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...

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do currently available A330-300s compare to earlier ones ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1590

Re: How do currently available A330-300s compare to earlier ones ?

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.


Even the A320 sees marginal weight reductions as more experience is gained with the structure.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4140

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

Depends on the country, some countries like Japan there is a 200 km limit, others no limit on domestic or international travel.

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by zeke
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

edu2703 wrote:
-3400 fpm before signal loss Image


The speed altitude readout to me may suggest airframe icing.

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