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24th May 2020, 14:41
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

The FCOM isn't too clear on this, and of course...

The FCOM isn't too clear on this, and of course we don't have access to the manual for that particular aircraft. Current info is that "Below 260 kt, the hydraulic pressure supply remains cut off as...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 10:47
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By krismiler

They are restructuring their debts and will...

They are restructuring their debts and will continue to trade for the moment. Actually now is a good time to get your finances sorted out, I’ve converted a credit card debt into a term loan at a...
24th May 2020, 10:39
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

Even one warning during an approach is bad enough...

Even one warning during an approach is bad enough and suggests that a go-around would be a good idea.

Multiple warnings would surely remove any doubt about continuing to land and are best...
24th May 2020, 02:19
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

Now reported that the CVR and FDR have been...

Now reported that the CVR and FDR have been recovered so there should be some preliminary findings fairly soon. The CVR should be quite interesting as it will reveal the crew awareness of the...
23rd May 2020, 14:46
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

Pilots are conditioned that once a go-around has...

Pilots are conditioned that once a go-around has commenced, that’s it forget about landing so the option of putting it back down may have been unconsciously rejected by the crew.
23rd May 2020, 14:29
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

https://youtu.be/FWwT559naSc

https://youtu.be/FWwT559naSc
23rd May 2020, 14:24
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

True if the aircraft had weight on wheels but the...

True if the aircraft had weight on wheels but the gear could have been retracted just prior to ground contact or just after becoming airborne again. Airbus procedure is not to retract the...
23rd May 2020, 14:03
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

Also possible that the gear was retracted before...

Also possible that the gear was retracted before the flaps during the go-around. Standard procedure is “Go Around - FLAPS, retract one stage, positive climb - GEAR UP.

Perhaps it happened out of...
23rd May 2020, 09:38
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

https://onemileatatime.com/etihad-airways-retire-a...

https://onemileatatime.com/etihad-airways-retire-a380-never-fly-a350/

Now it seems that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is at least considering plans to retire its fleet of A380s, and maybe never...
23rd May 2020, 06:02
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

There may be some points incommon with the...

There may be some points incommon with the Emirates B777 crash in Dubai in 2016, though in that case the engines didn't spool up and the aircraft sank back onto the runway. Botched go around after an...
23rd May 2020, 02:01
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

Realistically, the 14 day quarantine can't go on...

Realistically, the 14 day quarantine can't go on forever. Most of the developed world is on the road to recovery with restrictions being eased and businesses gradually opening up. There will be...
23rd May 2020, 00:58
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

Reading the FMA could have been missed. A Jetstar...

Reading the FMA could have been missed. A Jetstar Australia A320 almost contacted the runway during a go-around when the thrust levers weren't fully advanced into the TOGA detent. However this was...
22nd May 2020, 15:11
Replies: 469
Views: 603,827
Posted By krismiler

The gear doors appear closed so possibly an...

The gear doors appear closed so possibly an attempted gear up landing which was misjudged. The aircraft floats further down the runway then anticipated, crew realise they are running out of room and...
22nd May 2020, 09:25
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

The A380 is starting to look more and more like...

The A380 is starting to look more and more like the Concorde, a specialised aircraft which only works on a few city pairs but has an aura of prestige and passenger appeal about it. BA being willing...
21st May 2020, 10:16
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

Hubs will still be necessary as there is no way...

Hubs will still be necessary as there is no way that every city can be connected to every other city in the world directly but the nature of the hubs is likely to be different. A larger number of...
21st May 2020, 01:56
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

The A380 is a well made aircraft (wing cracks...

The A380 is a well made aircraft (wing cracks aside) with high passenger appeal but the concept of hub and spoke is less relevant for today.

The B787 is an aircraft with quality control issues and...
19th May 2020, 14:37
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

A much higher than normal percentage of those...

A much higher than normal percentage of those aircraft airborne would be freighters, either pure freighters or pax aircraft operating in a freight role possibly with freight in the cabin.
Forum: Middle East
19th May 2020, 10:08
Replies: 73
Views: 69,874
Posted By krismiler

Decreasing frequencies makes a connecting flight...

Decreasing frequencies makes a connecting flight far less appealing, 2-3 hours in between is fine to stretch your legs and look around the shops but once that goes much past 4 hours a direct flight...
19th May 2020, 09:54
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By krismiler

The B757 can be classed as a heavy when it’s the...

The B757 can be classed as a heavy when it’s the leading aircraft, due to its wake turbulence. When it’s the trailing aircraft it’s classed as a medium.

The A380’s future was looking dim before...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2020, 14:21
Replies: 73
Views: 69,874
Posted By krismiler

It would be foolish to think that EK will not be...

It would be foolish to think that EK will not be severely affected by this pandemic. They have no domestic network, a relatively small amount of origin/destination traffic and rely on long haul...
18th May 2020, 13:19
Replies: 0
Views: 1,678
Posted By krismiler

Thai Airways Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Looks like they're going for the equivalent of USA Chapter 11 protection and trying to get a restructuring plan through bankruptcy court. Whilst they are unlikely to go under, some significant...
17th May 2020, 00:03
Replies: 40
Views: 18,832
Posted By krismiler

You and anyone else are most welcome.

You and anyone else are most welcome.
16th May 2020, 23:55
Replies: 16
Views: 6,699
Posted By krismiler

From the initial press report:...

From the initial press report: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/american-pilot-jailed-for-breaching-stay-home-notice-to-buy-12727486

Being as he is former military, he would be...
16th May 2020, 09:27
Replies: 40
Views: 18,832
Posted By krismiler

Leave Romania and start work with Ryanair whilst...

Leave Romania and start work with Ryanair whilst still young and attractive. During this time try and marry a pilot, settle down give up work and have children. Should this not happen, move onto your...
15th May 2020, 23:04
Replies: 40
Views: 18,832
Posted By krismiler

So basically Ryanair are like Singapore Airlines,...

So basically Ryanair are like Singapore Airlines, operate a young fleet of modern efficient aircraft and move them on once more involved maintenance becomes due. Similar with the cabin crew, mostly...
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