With a Boeing you have to make constant corrections in manual flight as well as manually trim the elevators. In an A320 you can just let go of the sidestick and it will maintain the attitude and it trims the elevators automatically. Having seen literally hundreds of pilots go from B to A, it is not...Jump to post
CosmicCruiser wrote:not at any airline I know about.
I'm not quite sure. Setting NAV in bus (via FMGC) is something completely different from 737s. Autothrottle off is also something you could get wrong with (and you certainly don't want any degraded mode to kick in). Most people I see have the whole route and anticipated arrival in the FM so if they...Jump to post
Have a look at the rotational speed limits in this
https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files ... 170928.pdf
Given what was lost and what was available it might have been in standby power mode.
This could be a distribution issue rather than a generation issue.
Should be straight forward.
But to get an A320 which has no autopilots working would be more improbable than being incapacitated due food poisoning.
The only reasonable exception to that would likely be the 757 or the L1011. Eastern used to powerback both. It is not standard on the 757, I think it’s just the 200 with one engine manufacturer. I would need to check the manuals when I get home. As for the L1011, next time I see one of those or a C...Jump to post
luv2cattlecall wrote:Hardware mods or just software tweaks for the glideslope?
neomax wrote:77L is the only aircraft that can practically fly it.
tommy1808 wrote:Those are all things you can attach numbers too. But an external analyst those are of hard to model, But in the end it is all just economics.
The C-17 disagrees with you wholeheartedly. Was stationed at McChord for almost 6 years. Now they don't do it stateside (besides airshows) but when deployed, they always backed out of the spots at Al Udied. And yes I know the P&W engines on the C-17 have core engine thrust reverse as well, but ...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:Theoretically we could taxi the plane without looking out using that application
I fear that this will turn into another A321-bashing thread. Just have a look at the sales figures, the only thruth that matters. :white: Sorry the sales figures don’t tell the story. There’re are many reasons for fleet decisions. If more A321s are sold at the same time as the -10 is for sale it mi...Jump to post
jfk777 wrote:The reason it could be believable is that Air China is a large Cathay shareholder and is in Star.
Isn't that one of the points of low visibility procedures though? From what I was told by a tower controller once, in a basic airport without ground transponder or radar, only one aircraft is allowed onto the maneuvering area at any given time during LVP. From what I've seen from visits in towers, ...Jump to post
Going by the images provided by avherald the A380 entered from W2 turning left ( 90°) to align with the runway center. They then "overturned" by ~70°..75° degrees. ? Runway slippery ? No would have entered at W1, and I would not be surprised if it initially veered right and overcontrolled...Jump to post
Thanks for the clarification now that makes sense to me. For some reason I was thinking the picture must have been taken off the airport grounds looking down the runway, but yeah clearly it was taken from the runway itself near the takeoff end. In the photo you can see the W2 taxiway sign, the prob...Jump to post
I'm confused. I thought the 10000hkd/mo allowance was the housing allowance, but just significantly reduced from the pre-2008 amount. Is arapa something completely different then? Should nothing change from right now, would you still say Cathay is worth it? I'm genuinely curious. Feel free to reply...Jump to post
I think I never mentioned 15k. That's why I used 6k as benchmark, which is closer to the 5k number you talked about. The 15k is the headline number that in the article in the OP, as you know a lot of us live in DB which is some of the cheapest rental in HKG. The articles are misleading at best tryi...Jump to post
Auto thrust does not balance the power? I thought using auto thrust, auto power, auto throttle or whatever its called was SOP. When the pilot pulled back the "thrust levers" wouldn't max auto brake kick in? On the ground auto thrust is not active, pilots manipulate the thrust levers. Auto...Jump to post
Did the aircraft start skidding? How can it end up on the runway like this? When thrust is set, normally we stabilise them at a lower level then advance them. This ensures all the engines are more likely to accelerate at the same rate. If you were to advance the engines without stabilising them you...Jump to post
Zeke, I am simply an outsider looking at a company that is losing money and also observing them paying allowances that are not industry standard. You are incorrect, accommodation allowances are normal for expat contracts. Hong Kong airlines also pays accommodation allowances, their package went up ...Jump to post
I know. They are my neighbors. Then you should know first hand the 15k a month is utter B/S But I also think that the pilots have to understand that the world have changed, whether they like it or not. No one has that benefit outside your world any more. And when things unravel, the pilots cannot e...Jump to post
I am no expect but I do know that When total compensation exceeds industry standards, companies usually find workarounds. I wonder if they can increase the number of pilots based in North America? 747 pilots at airlines like Atlas do 14-17 day trips from their North America bases, I wonder if CX ca...Jump to post
Having flown the PC-6, PC-7, PC-11, PC-12, one day I hope to also fly the PC-24.Jump to post
when I was working in HK, that money my company was paying to the landlord could be deducted from my income tax and was not taxable as far as I can recall. So why do expat pilot need to pay tax on this? As I posted above that is the IRD rules. https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/taxes/salaries/salaries...Jump to post
Practically, US$5k can get you decent housing in places close to the airport in Hong Kong, as long as you are not looking for luxurious new condos that are built for the "China-rich". At US$6k, you can get a 1500 sq ft 4-bedroom in Discovery Bay, where 60% of population is expat, is 30 mi...Jump to post
Hello, I would like to know what happens when the RVR of the active runway(s) drops below 75 metres? Would the airport be closed temporarily? Airports would not close, they would switch to low visibility operations. Tower would continue to operate and continue to issue clearances to land. A landing...Jump to post
Sorry to bust your bubble, but that is simply not true. For 5k (HK$40k) in Tung Chung you would be hard pressed to get a decent 2 bedroom apartment. Not the sort of place you could have 3 teenage children. The current housing assistance levels were set around 15 years ago and are indexed to the offi...Jump to post
Yes the money is paid to the landlord but taxed as if it was given to you.
https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/taxes/s ... idence.htm
This is very misleading, no pilot is receiving 15k a month. This is a expat housing allowance that goes to the from the company to the landlord, it does not go into the pilots pocket. The pilots however do pay the tax on the money paid to the landlord. What is even more misleading is for the landlor...Jump to post
Most of the checks don’t take long but to take some time to gain access to undertake the check, like opening the cowls or gear doors. That is where having more people can help. In your scenario if they allocated 4 mechanics to the check, two could work each side opening the engine cowls etc and it w...Jump to post
However there is no altitude hold engaged. So the plane will level off but the altitude value on the FCU may be completely different from the altitude at which you level off. Pressing ALT will not level off at the altitude ALT was pressed, it tell the autopilot to transition to level flight. The al...Jump to post
Not familiar with aircraft electrical systems but do intermittent disruptions occur when switching power source at load?
The pilots purposely turn off non essential power draws during a shutdown to confirm the single engine is doing its job. Then power is restored to some systems. That is news to me, bus ties would be all automatic when the generators go offline on the failed engine. Load shedding would also be autom...Jump to post
On our A320s and A330s there is no requirement to turn the Batteries OFF once the EVACUATE PA has been made. Isn't that odd? Wouldn't you want all electrical power off in the event of an Emergency Evacuation to reduce the risk of fire? EVAC is about getting Pax and Crew off to keep them safe. The c...Jump to post