The F/A-18's leading edge extension is larger than this bump, and on a much smaller plane. The F/A-18 fly's at +30 degrees angle of attack, which is when the leading edge extension does it's best work. The A320 probably does not get about 12 degrees. The F/A-18 has a low aspect ration wing, so more...Jump to post
AF447 and MH370 style searches, and in case of AF447 recorder recovery, have cost several hundred million taxpayer money. I think it is short sighted to assume that taxpayers in most countries will continue to pick up such bills. The alternative is that airlines pay. That is not an alternative at a...Jump to post
That is not how it works in the United States. FDR data is commonly downloaded after significant events in the United States. CVR data is rarely used but can be. I personally have reviewed DFDR data Before. For some airplanes and airlines, QAR data is almost identical to DFDR data. Data is commonly...Jump to post
I am a little surprised that you have never been involved in something that required maintenance to need FDR or QAR data. It is almost standard practice to analyze the data for reportable significant events (SDR) like an inflight shutdown or diversion. We have data going from the aircraft for trend...Jump to post
Where are the a.net resident experts who were claiming this is not required for civil aviation in 2012 after MH370? I don't think live streaming of FDR data is needed. We are just over a year away from getting worldwide ADS-B coverage from low earth orbit satellites. That will give anyone with the ...Jump to post
It's not like the A321's excellent capacity and performance were unknown to UA as they've been ordering 737-900ERs and 737-9 and now 737-10. They modeled both aircraft in their network and chose the 737 product as overall a better fit. It doesn't work that way, performance over the network might be...Jump to post
They were talking of this in 2014
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Varsity1 wrote:The bigger the airplane, the less efficiency advantage a turboprop has.
The reason compensation is offered by airlines in certain situations is to help customers that were genuinely impacted with their travel plans. My issue with this is the compensation is no longer going to the passenger, it will mainly be going to ambulance chasing lawyers and the passengers get the ...Jump to post
I really think such an aircraft would only catch on in South Asia (India, Thailand, and Indonesia). The market is probably less than 200 frames. There is a number of places in the world where geography and the lack of other viable forms of transport would see the aircraft as being useful. There are...Jump to post
He's pronouncing the A380 as dead too: “We don’t see much demand for really big airplanes,” Tinseth said. Furthermore, he added, “we find it hard to believe Airbus will be able to deliver the rest of their A380s in backlog.” While I can understand his need to deflect the marketing failure as being ...Jump to post
This is not just the 200 (and in fact, PHX has no 200 flights except for two SGU round trips that will operate tomorrow), its the 700 and 900. The performance charts only go to ISA+35 which when you adjust for altitude is 117.6F or so in PHX. That sounds like fundamental lack of knowledge. Temp/Dew...Jump to post
The N/E/S/W buttons are green, also the screen text is a fluorescent green/yellow instead of orange to me that makes it a 92. The 72 http://www.decadecounter.com/vta/pict15/ltn72r_1.jpg The 92 https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2005/2347623426_be6aaa2282_z.jpg 65. 747 classic - com & litton 92 by...Jump to post
How old are you 12? That comment shows how uninformed you are. You don't just swap engines like you swap tires on a car. Actually they are often swapped more often that you think, from small engines on a piston aircraft to large engines on an airliner, it was reasonably common for example to move 7...Jump to post
They should be swapping engines over from side to side and keep one running in hotel mode. Biggest issue with engines is the starts, keep One running and swapping them will reduce the engine cycles.Jump to post
There are more high altitude airports being served by A319s than anything else these days http://www.caac.gov.cn/ZTZL/RDZT/XJSYY/ ... 294102.pdfJump to post
TDPD is an airport code https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas–Charles_Airport TAPA is an airport code https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._C._Bird_International_Airport IMC - instrument meteorological conditions, when you cannot fly visually and rely on instruments GNSS is a generic term for satelli...Jump to post
AAlaxfan wrote:They pull off to the side of the airway, pull out their map book, check the road signs and figure it out.
Chinese airspace is the joke... Is there any perfect airspace in the world? European guard frequency is a playground for LCC pilots and teenagers on ground alike. UK guard frequency is filled with practice pans. Indian airspace is a joke. American ATCs use slang and expect everyone to understand. J...Jump to post
[l. I also posted a photo that everyone can see the terrain on the approach end for 09. Zeke which is the approach end for DOM? NOT the side that you showed. The landing end is where you see those mountains in the distance. When they cannot land over the mountains then they can only land from the s...Jump to post
dassal wrote:Power rules....if they keep developing at the pace they do now, they might ask for communication with atc in mandarin one day!
I don't know how many times I have been given a clearance and before ATC has even finished or I have had a chance to read back before someone overtransmits.Jump to post
The magenta line and FMC GPS pos doesn't count, I'm asking if they can see where exactly they are on earth like passenger screens show, with a world map. I came to conclusion that it's not possible in most aircraft, but what about 787/A350? They seem to have displays similar to what I'm asking abou...Jump to post
Why are so many people complaining here? EK are a visitor to China. They broke the rules and now they are being fined for it. Sounds pretty fair to me. Next time they should have more respect for the rules just like the Chinese carriers do, and then it wont happen again. China will soon become the ...Jump to post
Your reference to Argyle just shows that you are completely IGNORANT of this topic. Argyle only opened it this year. ET Joshua was the airport used, and I specifically referenced the OLD SVD. Argyle in fact is a long runway and can take the largest jets. Its designed to accommodate BA 777s Take a B...Jump to post
Can you explain how the packs make such a large difference? And if you leave the packs on and are at 227t, is there a warning on the takeoff roll? The packs are driven by engine belled, turning the packs off removed that bleed demand from the engine back into being able to used for thrust. No warni...Jump to post
Zeke, in addition to the factual inaccuracies you posted on Gripen capabilities earlier you are now trying to compare the costs of apples to elephants... Show me the proof of these factual inaccuracies.... I am stunned people are trying to tell me a large twin costs the same to operate and maintain...Jump to post
The Gripen E is anything but cheap to buy, operate and maintain. The Swiss evaluation and the Brazilian contracts all indicate a per unit cost as high as a Super Hornet or even a F-35. The Canadian project cost for 65 F-35s is circa $45.8 billion, and 9 billion for the 18 super hornets. The Brazili...Jump to post
Do aircraft that rely entirely on spoilers for roll control (no ailerons) still have roll authority when the wing is at a zero lift angle of attack? Spoilers roll the aircraft by decreasing lift on the down wing. If the wing is at a zero lift AOA there is no lift to kill. Am I wrong in my thought p...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Please note that guyanam talked about the old SVD.
guyanam wrote:Go right ahead but just consider that the LIAT pilots just ended a 3 days strike over demands that they be paid more for flying the ATR 76.
These two are very mountainous islands with limited opportunity when weather is adverse. Limited room for error. DOM is at the end of a narrow valley. The plane literally has to meander down it flying almost wing tip with trees as it attempts to land. When I went in there once as we landed I saw se...Jump to post
... just a situation I never want to be in if the captain were to pass out and can't grab that tiller to keep the stupid plane on the runway.
Just my opinion.
What I stated about my country is in the context of civil aviation operations only. The ATR has widespread coverage in Asia/Pacific , lots of them in Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Lao, Nepal, Bangladesh, PNG, Vietnam, India, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean. For the aircr...Jump to post
Do your self a favor and chat with a LI pilot about landing in DOM, or in the old SVD airport. One time I flew into DOM a bunch of bibles came out, and these were passengers who flew into that airport many times. I was asking you what the very challenging conditions you mentioned, flying into a 150...Jump to post
The F414 is not at all similar to the F404. While it is derived from the F404, they have very little in common. Especially considering the variant of the F404 being used in Canadian CF-18's ( F404-GE-400), there's very little that is shared between it and the F414. No parts or tools are common betw...Jump to post