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20th Apr 2021, 19:58
Replies: 214
Views: 37,381
Posted By Bus Driver Man

There are other nationalities working at Air...

There are other nationalities working at Air France, Lufthansa, Swiss and KLM. They speak French, German or Dutch.
They all meat the requirement of speaking the (or one of the) national language(s)....
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2021, 14:29
Replies: 25
Views: 4,231
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Not always the case I think. Our A321 CEOs have...

Not always the case I think.
Our A321 CEOs have a max certified landing weight of 75500 kg.
The QRH gives the following VLS:
74t: 139 kts
78t: 143 kts

So with interpolation, the VREF is 140.5...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2021, 14:04
Replies: 25
Views: 4,231
Posted By Bus Driver Man

"The criterion taken into consideration for the...

"The criterion taken into consideration for the assignment of an aircraft to a specific category is the indicated airspeed at the runway threshold (VAT) whilst in the normal landing configuration at...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Apr 2021, 22:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By Bus Driver Man

I'm not able to memorise all of them. Maybe I'm...

I'm not able to memorise all of them. Maybe I'm getting old. I only know the relevant and frequently used limitations. For the others, I occasionally review them on my summary sheet.
Too many...
3rd Apr 2021, 09:28
Replies: 214
Views: 37,381
Posted By Bus Driver Man

A validation of a U.K. licence, or at least a...

A validation of a U.K. licence, or at least a quick and easy conversion should be allowed by EASA. Especially from a country that was previously part of EASA. The standards in the U.K. are still a...
13th Feb 2021, 15:24
Replies: 62
Views: 29,002
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Check Airman I agree that all pilots should...

Check Airman

I agree that all pilots should be able to fly manually down to CAT1 minima. Especially with the FD. And that all pilots should be able to monitor this as PM. But this was clearly not...
12th Feb 2021, 14:12
Replies: 16
Views: 11,007
Posted By Bus Driver Man

booze Gross or net? High gross and low net...

booze

Gross or net?
High gross and low net salary is not really their fault, is it? But I’m very interested in the actual figures, including any extra benefits.
12th Feb 2021, 14:08
Replies: 62
Views: 29,002
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Impressive! 40000 ton? That’s half of a small oil...

Impressive! 40000 ton? That’s half of a small oil tanker.
;)
On-topic: I’m in favour of manual flight to keep your skills sharp, but with 2600m -DZ BR OVC002 it was probably not the best time to...
11th Feb 2021, 14:54
Replies: 62
Views: 29,002
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Not exactly. In my opinion, it doesn’t seem like...

Not exactly. In my opinion, it doesn’t seem like there was an intentional violation to continue to land from this unstable approach. Like Centaurus said: Flight director addiction (or dependency)....
Forum: Tech Log
6th Feb 2021, 16:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Check your chart provider’s explanation. (Called...

Check your chart provider’s explanation. (Called Legend and Tables for LIDO charts.)
This is LIDO’s explanation (not necessarily the same for your charts, but the text in bold should apply as well...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Feb 2021, 17:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Our A320 FCOM: Cockpit preparation ATC...

Our A320 FCOM:

Cockpit preparation
ATC ..................................................................................................................................... STBY
ATC and TCAS are...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2021, 14:41
Replies: 32
Views: 6,503
Posted By Bus Driver Man

The NAV ADR 1 FAULT should trigger and will ask...

The NAV ADR 1 FAULT should trigger and will ask you to:
AIR DATA SWTG..............................................................................................................CAPT 3
ADR 1...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Dec 2020, 19:25
Replies: 21
Views: 4,238
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Because above 100 kts you should only reject for...

Because above 100 kts you should only reject for serious malfunctions.

FCTM:
Above 100 kt, and below V1: Rejecting the takeoff at these speeds is a more serious matter, particularly on slippery...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Dec 2020, 19:14
Replies: 21
Views: 4,238
Posted By Bus Driver Man

I wouldnít call a loss of both FDs, or even both...

I wouldnít call a loss of both FDs, or even both FMGCs, an emergency. But seeing the current trend of automation dependency, I can see that it can easily develop into one.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Dec 2020, 11:51
Replies: 21
Views: 4,238
Posted By Bus Driver Man

See FCOM PRO-SPO-51 If itís a P-RNAV / RNAV...

See FCOM PRO-SPO-51

If itís a P-RNAV / RNAV 1 / RNP 1 departure, no:

REQUIRED RNAV 1(2) EQUIPMENT
The minimum navigation equipment required to enter RNAV1/RNAV2 airspace is:
‐ One FMGC
‐ One...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Oct 2020, 13:48
Replies: 16
Views: 3,812
Posted By Bus Driver Man

PRO-NOR-SOP-19 AT TOUCHDOWN: The flight crew...

PRO-NOR-SOP-19
AT TOUCHDOWN: The flight crew must select reverse thrust immediately after main landing gear touchdown.

By the time that CM2 noticed that roll-out hasnít engaged, reverse should...
14th Oct 2020, 13:26
Replies: 81
Views: 41,429
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Dannyboy39 1771m to be precise. Full length...

Dannyboy39

1771m to be precise. Full length is 2162m.
However, full length doesn’t necessarily mean that there would be more stopping margin or runway available after VR. The flex temperature...
11th Oct 2020, 20:30
Replies: 81
Views: 41,429
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Wizz doesn’t use Excel loadsheets for operational...

Wizz doesn’t use Excel loadsheets for operational use. Only a computer generated loadsheet from ground handling or a manual loadsheet.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2020, 11:38
Replies: 26
Views: 6,224
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Only dual cooling/cranking. The actual start is...

Only dual cooling/cranking. The actual start is still one by one.
(On the A380, 2 engines are started simultaneously. But the APU is more powerful to be able to do that. No idea about the A340 and...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2020, 09:13
Replies: 26
Views: 6,224
Posted By Bus Driver Man

True. The IAE engines take longer to start...

True. The IAE engines take longer to start compared to CFM due to this longer motoring cycle. However, this happens with a cold engine as well.

Interesting info from everyone. Thanks.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Sep 2020, 09:08
Replies: 26
Views: 6,224
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Out of interest, why wasn’t this an issue on the...

Out of interest, why wasn’t this an issue on the previous CFM/IAE generation? Bigger NEO engine squeezed in a tighter space?
Forum: Tech Log
5th Sep 2020, 02:27
Replies: 92
Views: 20,503
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Completely agree. GS Mini is designed for a...

Completely agree. GS Mini is designed for a reason.
The only issue, and itís quite rare, is that configuring might be difficult with a high target speed. It feels more comfortable to temporarily...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Sep 2020, 02:05
Replies: 92
Views: 20,503
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Iím not sure if itís due to the IAE engines, or...

Iím not sure if itís due to the IAE engines, or if itís a software modification on newer A320s, but Iíve noticed an occasional late A/THR reaction followed by an overcompensation. E.g idle thrust...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 01:39
Replies: 92
Views: 20,503
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Airbus states that A/THR should be used, not...

Airbus states that A/THR should be used, not shall.
They also state that the A/THR should be disconnected in case of unsatisfactory performance. Chasing the speed or overcorrecting can be seen as...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 01:27
Replies: 92
Views: 20,503
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Yes, but GS Mini minimises the need for big...

Yes, but GS Mini minimises the need for big thrust changes.
A positive gust increases your IAS, but the Vapp target increases as well. Only a small thrust increase should be required to compensate...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2020, 23:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bus Driver Man

None, probably. They are both estimates,...

None, probably. They are both estimates, calculated with standard mass assumptions or aerodynamic measurements.

It used to be GWFK (in kg), but on our FMGS, that doesnít work either. So either...
31st May 2020, 19:46
Replies: 91
Views: 44,281
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Over-reliance on automation which is not fully...

Over-reliance on automation which is not fully understood seems to be the case in way too many incidents and accidents.

Has training become the bare minimum these days to minimise the costs as...
Forum: Questions
28th Apr 2020, 16:38
Replies: 17
Views: 3,891
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Digging up an old thread. ...

Digging up an old thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMiucylV0Rs&feature=youtu.be

Thrust bump during the flare around 3:25.
I have never seen this before at any airline I've worked for.
...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Apr 2020, 16:12
Replies: 16
Views: 2,558
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Exactly. If it happens, it happens. What's more...

Exactly. If it happens, it happens. What's more important is how you deal with it.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2020, 22:13
Replies: 55
Views: 6,565
Posted By Bus Driver Man

Based on the fact that that A330 pilot doesnít...

Based on the fact that that A330 pilot doesnít know how the FBW on his aircraft works.
How can you fly with thrust for flight path if the FBW system trims for any speed or thrust changes?
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Mar 2020, 12:10
Replies: 55
Views: 9,869
Posted By Bus Driver Man

If you use the same correction like the altitude...

If you use the same correction like the altitude correction, it should more or less work out. 4% for every 10 degrees below ISA. That seems to be the case in the table posted by itsnotthatbloodyhard....
Forum: Middle East
19th Feb 2020, 11:44
Replies: 11
Views: 4,900
Posted By Bus Driver Man

So they know how much cash is being carried by...

So they know how much cash is being carried by all the EK crew members when having a drink in a bar? Or to know how much cash is in their hotel rooms?

Dodgy question from the OP.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2020, 11:33
Replies: 20
Views: 4,927
Posted By Bus Driver Man

With a higher OAT, your N1 will increase, but you...

With a higher OAT, your N1 will increase, but you still have exactly the same available thrust, anywhere in the range from calculated OAT to assumed temperature.
We don’t calculate or set an N1...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2020, 00:55
Replies: 21
Views: 4,955
Posted By Bus Driver Man

VLS doesn’t move with bank or load either. Only...

VLS doesn’t move with bank or load either. Only VAprot, VAmax and Vsw.
VLS does go up with speedbrakes deployed and the margin on VS changes with different configurations.

VLS : Lowest Selectable...
18th Feb 2020, 00:44
Replies: 37
Views: 26,128
Posted By Bus Driver Man

-The runway was inspected and operational. It was...

-The runway was inspected and operational. It was only not officially released for service.
-The incident was reported and published on the LVNL website. How can this be censorship?
-Technical...
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