I'll try explain further how pavement rating works. Total aircraft weight plays a very big part, so the 787-10 rating is OK in this regard. Here are the ratings on different surfaces. Notice how the A350-1000 has a much lower rating at the start but ends up being higher. I don’t think you understan...Jump to post
An onboard doctor has the authority to act as the hands, eyes, and ears of the ground based medical staff. The ground based medical staff is fully responsible for recommendations to dispatch and the flight crew on whether to continue or divert. Nope, unless that doctor happens to be the captain. An...Jump to post
Again what you have stated is nothing more than your personal opinion.
There is no factual basis that could prevent QF and CX codeshares in the future. Given the trade talks going on now I fully expect to see a far more liberal open skies policy in the near future.
yzfElite wrote:Does anyone know if the 734 and other newer variants can land on the ice/lake strips?
The Bae-146/RJ-85 series is used both in the unpaved and cargo roles.Jump to post
I’m assuming JFK service. If so, will it be back on the LR or can the A350 make it? The 350 will be restricted to 32-33t payload on the worst headwinds from BOM but will burn a lot less fuel. The economics may favor the a350 but there could be market share being sacrificed. It would only be around ...Jump to post
QF and CX would hold a virtual monopoly on the market, it would be QF/CX with >95% of the market with VA/HX with the other 5%, now why would anyone want that? No idea, all I am suggesting is there are other cases where QF and another airline hold 100% on a route and they can codeshare. I just don’t...Jump to post
It is true that no codeshares on CX and QF could happen between Australia and Hong Kong. Fact, end of discussion. Why not ? Don’t they code share with other airlines such as China Southern, China Eastern, Air Niugini ? Air Nuigini - No, the IASC has denied the re-authorisation of the codeshares. Ch...Jump to post
Sydscott wrote:It is true that no codeshares on CX and QF could happen between Australia and Hong Kong. Fact, end of discussion.
The fact is that a QF/CX codeshare or other agreement would never get approved in Australia for the simple reason that is would be deemed anti-competitive in the absence of an Open Skies Agreement or other arrangement whereby competitors would have a chance to build frequency in competition to it. ...Jump to post
If I recall correctly AF/CX codeshares were dumped by QF just before they started their formal relationship with EK.
I think the QF logic at the time was that everyone would hub via DXB for Europe on EK equipment except for some DXB-LHR services.
I can appreciate an airport being full, but I would think if anything they could have accommodated an extra plane, even if it meant parking it on a remote area. Again, I would think? This scenario happens every year in typhoon season around Asia, an airport will not accept you if they are full unle...Jump to post
I remember clearly that when AC disclosed their 2017 annual results (few weeks ago), this part of adding more A333s was also revealed by them and one member on this forum on that thread, clearly stated that these were ex SQ birds. The ex-SQ aircraft also have the Trent 700 EP2 (enhanced performance).Jump to post
estorilm wrote:I thought all -1000s had them and the -900s will be fit from a certain production number? I realize this is an old post.
Bumping this old thread. CX's A350-1000 will begin services on 7/1/2018, a month earlier than planned. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278723/cathay-pacific-outlines-updated-a350-1000xwb-network-from-july-2018/ Initially, the plane will be flown on "regional" routes (BKK...Jump to post
QF and BA used to transfer engines from the 767 to the 744, not the other way aroundJump to post
It is just a "recommendation" for the 320 family. If it's over 30C flaps should be left in the 1 position. Not applicable to any other aircraft families. Also for the 330/340, the reason for it is not the flaps, it’s for the slats to remain extended for the bleed air ducts to get uniform ...Jump to post
Exactly. And maybe that is why Airbus never 'touched' that subsidy in it's WTO-case against Boeing/USA. They still could...... No, these trade disputes are between countries, an individual company cannot go to the WTO. The subsidy from Japan cannot be brought to the WTO by the EU because it does no...Jump to post
if towing cost that much why don't you mention flying parts from Japan, I'm sure a TPAC flight cost a lot more than tugs ..... The multi billion subsidy the 787 received from the Japanese Government to produce parts in Japan would in my view far exceed the additional shipping costs. The interest al...Jump to post
That would include engines, apu, avionics, and interior non of which are produced by the OEM, they are not OEM production costs. The OEM can do nothing about those items to improve their manufacturing productivity. People above are making the assertion that the learning curve on the 787 has improved...Jump to post
That is not how you determine production costs. Nobody looks at the total money spent to build every plane in existence on that line when determining the production costs. They look at the cost to build a single plane. Boeing/Airbus try to sell planes for more than they cost to build them, they don...Jump to post
The price aircraft are sold at reflects the demand and capabilities of that aircraft. Fact of the matter is that the production cost on the 787 line is many times higher that the A350, they have built more of them. And the first 100+ basically had double or more time put in them. As a way to hide th...Jump to post
There are heater elements in the windshields of all airlinesJump to post
Well the 787 production line running for a longer time and at a higher rate, so the whole production and supply line should be more mature and optimized than the A350´s today. It would be not reasonable to assume otherwise, if one is too believe that the learning curve at A and B is somewhat simila...Jump to post
I've read A359 estimated production costs are $125M. B789 production costs are believed to be much lower. As in $35 M lower. ($90 million). No idea where you are getting those numbers from, the cost for the each OEM to produce the 787/A350 is less than 50 million. Put things in perspective at the p...Jump to post
peterinlisbon wrote:It's wrong to lie, but why do cabin crew need to have degrees?
Whilst I was at work yesterday, I was listening to LiveATC, and shortly after FedEx 1483 landed at JFK, they asked the tower for the phone number to approach control since the approach controller had them flying at 210 knots all the way to the outer marker. Eventually, when I was able to go back th...Jump to post
Flying credentials are fine. CAA verified that. Degrees were found fake that were submitted at the time of induction into the Airline. I am not comfortable with that, I know of airlines looking to employ people from some geographic areas where there seems to be systemic issues with the way licences...Jump to post
Its not unusual for the 777ER's and 789s to be used by the same airline on Long-Haul and Short-Haul sectors e.g. NZ uses the 789 on AKL-ORD* (From Nov) at around 15-16hours and as short as AKL-CHC at 1h20m. Exactly it’s opportunity cost of operating the flight between long haul sectors vs having th...Jump to post
DOJ had to spend tax dollars defending DOT's authority to make such decisions. And what is wrong with that ? Move to China if you want to be in a country where employees cannot challenge government decisions. I for one am very happy that those checks and balances are in place to protect local emplo...Jump to post
Still beggs the original question I posed, if as it has been claimed “Given how efficient and successful 787 series are” why do they need to do anything ? I know the answer, as no Airbus aircraft can fill all market segments, except for the 787. IBs MSN 219 is out of the paint hanger feTuring the ne...Jump to post
When manufacturers and regulators talk about sound levels that are talking about scientifically measured quantity, sound pressure and sound intensity. These decreases in inverse proportion to the distance, that is, with 1/r from the measuring point to the sound source, so that doubling of the distan...Jump to post
The concern for me is where does such an individual draw the line with their background, what is real about their previous flying experience, and the logbooks used to obtain a licence.Jump to post
She never wore the same dress twice, national Archives show it was a 707 taken in 1985 not 1983
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/media/im ... age10.aspx
WIederling wrote:ikolkyo wrote:Video of the aircraft.
First Aid: taping over the decals.
( doesn't look damaged at all?)
PEK-PVG flight is2.5 hrs not 4+ as depictedJump to post
I recall a lot of talk about these being without any sort of maintenance paperwork as disgruntled former MX employees had destroyed it. Wonder how they were managed to be flown out if there is any truth to that Sounds like a tall story, maintenace records are computerized, the paperwork has no rele...Jump to post
emiratesdriver wrote:Resignation season has started. 9 resignations this week, 3 x 777 Captains, 5 x 777 First Officers and 1x A380 Captain.
SCQ83 wrote:Would it ever make sense a flight between Pyongyang and Seoul? If relations improve the two cities seem to be really driving distance.
Exactly why should passengers on other international flights guy have to contribute to a terminal which Qantas does not let others use.
I also hope Qantas is paying the full cost recovery for immigration and customs at that terminal instead of being subsidised by other international passengers.
Can any pilot tell me if engine fan blades can rub against the inside nacelle of the engine??? I know fan blades have a very minimal clearance from the engine cowling, but can it ever rub against the cowling interior during turbulence or anything? And if it could rub against the cowling, what would...Jump to post
Actually, no. The book probably says they have to taxi back to the gate if there are no available seats. Would that happen in real life? I guess that depends on the Captain. Which book is that, not the MEL. Once dispatched you only have to consider the MEL. And, how exactly would you feel about bei...Jump to post
The fact that the cabin crew was made aware of the issue and did nothing, puts them, and by extension, the airline in violation. Re-read the OP again, they made the crew aware only after the aircraft started to taxi, at that stage all pax should be seated with a seat belt on. There is little the cr...Jump to post
I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. Nobody is saying mothballed, just temporarily stored. It’s a quiet time of year, many airlines have cut back on flights and frequencies due to ...Jump to post