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Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2022, 23:11
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By speedrestriction

I was surprised too. Interestingly the target IAS...

I was surprised too. Interestingly the target IAS (actually flown as a Mach no.) at low single digit cost index on LEAP equipped narrowbody in the mid twenties on a short sector is only a few knots...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Oct 2022, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By speedrestriction

The word "turbojet" is more usually used to...

The word "turbojet" is more usually used to describe aero jet engines with low bypass ratios. A pure turbojet accelerates a small volume of gas to a very high velocity (think military fighters and...
11th Aug 2022, 14:05
Replies: 267
Views: 71,769
Posted By speedrestriction

It’s either wilful disregard of correct technique...

It’s either wilful disregard of correct technique or (more likely) getting too low due to the visual illusion caused by the upsloping runway.

In either case it is unsafe in the conventional...
19th Feb 2022, 09:14
Replies: 64
Views: 18,840
Posted By speedrestriction

Arriving back into London during Feb two years...

Arriving back into London during Feb two years ago between Cherbourg and the Isle of Wight. Wind vector in the top left corner. I have only seen jetstreams top 200kts around the U.K. twice, both of...
16th Feb 2022, 16:31
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By speedrestriction

Interestingly, in the U.K. at least, landing fees...

Interestingly, in the U.K. at least, landing fees for non-retrofitted A320 series aircraft are significantly higher than with the mod fitted.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2022, 15:19
Replies: 32
Views: 9,974
Posted By speedrestriction

Wrong - it was worse. Professionals doing SAR...

Wrong - it was worse. Professionals doing SAR without the right training and organisational safety systems in place and not adequately overseen by a regulator. The crew paid the price for a defective...
24th Dec 2021, 10:15
Replies: 956
Views: 387,782
Posted By speedrestriction

A few years ago a friend of mine ferried a 9 year...

A few years ago a friend of mine ferried a 9 year old A319 to the US to be parted out - more demand for parts at that time than second hand minibuses. Lots of different economic considerations (cost...
24th Dec 2021, 10:01
Replies: 956
Views: 387,782
Posted By speedrestriction

To be fair to TUI, a ground handler driving a...

To be fair to TUI, a ground handler driving a catering truck into the side of the aircraft is something that can happen any time and anywhere - just bad luck. CF repair is a more complex affair than...
24th Dec 2021, 08:48
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,050
Posted By speedrestriction

There is not enough information available at this...

There is not enough information available at this stage to make any sort of rational decision in this regard. The incumbents have a natural advantage of being established in their respective markets...
24th Dec 2021, 07:05
Replies: 956
Views: 387,782
Posted By speedrestriction

In the aviation equivalent of Rock, Paper,...

In the aviation equivalent of Rock, Paper, Scissors it would appear that Steel beats Carbon Fibre.

...
14th Dec 2021, 13:25
Replies: 87
Views: 12,824
Posted By speedrestriction

The company I work for have a rather enlightened...

The company I work for have a rather enlightened policy of being totally up front as to the reasons for a delay and this is usually “pushed” via app to the customer.

In my experience, customers...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,625
Posted By speedrestriction

It can be the same in the real world and that’s...

It can be the same in the real world and that’s life - sometimes you have to work around a colleagues shortcoming.

Don’t however put them in a box labelled “useless”: even the least competent...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2021, 14:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,034
Posted By speedrestriction

A lot will come down to local knowledge of the...

A lot will come down to local knowledge of the airports and the way they tend to fog out. If I was confident that the alternate was not likely to deteriorate further I would be happy to proceed...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2021, 13:30
Replies: 20
Views: 8,700
Posted By speedrestriction

Re flying slower: probably true if you look...

Re flying slower:

probably true if you look at the average cruising speed in 1990 - but then again there were more aircraft with more wing sweep as a proportion of airliners back then. Majority of...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Oct 2021, 22:18
Replies: 12
Views: 3,725
Posted By speedrestriction

Poling around 4000’ below optimum for a 100 fleet...

Poling around 4000’ below optimum for a 100 fleet airline is probably somewhere in the region of 15m - 20m extra kilos of fuel burn per year. That ain’t a little.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Oct 2021, 23:22
Replies: 12
Views: 3,725
Posted By speedrestriction

It was more a case of sluggish auto thrust...

It was more a case of sluggish auto thrust response an increasing tailwind over a period of about 40 seconds in ALT CRZ.

The aircraft had been stable in the ALT CRZ with the thrust set at 87.5%....
Forum: Tech Log
24th Oct 2021, 17:10
Replies: 12
Views: 3,725
Posted By speedrestriction

The Leap NEOs definitely have more thrust margin...

The Leap NEOs definitely have more thrust margin available at cruise than the CFM56 CEOs. In my company there seems to be an informal SOP not to cruise at anything higher than Rec Max -1000ft. This...
2nd Sep 2021, 07:35
Replies: 520
Views: 231,577
Posted By speedrestriction

Regarding legacies running locos it is worth...

Regarding legacies running locos it is worth pointing out that for Lufthansa at least, it is done at great cost. Mainline subsidises Eurowings to the tune of hundreds of millions.
5th Aug 2021, 10:56
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,050
Posted By speedrestriction

"Going after the competition" should be a long...

"Going after the competition" should be a long way down the list of priorities for a new airline. No.1 is undoubtedly setting up a safe operation. Following that will be things like brand awareness,...
Replies: 23
Views: 9,013
Posted By speedrestriction

I personally know tens of very good, very...

I personally know tens of very good, very experienced pilots out of work. There are thousands and thousands of folk like this across Europe.

The majority of airlines will be far more interested in...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2021, 17:38
Replies: 41
Views: 11,205
Posted By speedrestriction

If you do not develop and maintain proficiency in...

If you do not develop and maintain proficiency in flying the aircraft with reference to external visual cues you will struggle with visual approaches and circling approaches. You don't want to find...
3rd Apr 2021, 14:34
Replies: 121
Views: 25,191
Posted By speedrestriction

Quite - 737 Max, 787 structure issues, 767 tanker...

Quite - 737 Max, 787 structure issues, 767 tanker quality control - it all points to a company in crisis.
3rd Apr 2021, 11:19
Replies: 121
Views: 25,191
Posted By speedrestriction

To let Boeing and the FAA off the hook for what...

To let Boeing and the FAA off the hook for what has happened would mean that valuable lessons will not be learned.

The initial design and certification process were clearly not of sufficient...
2nd Apr 2021, 11:52
Replies: 227
Views: 132,047
Posted By speedrestriction

Not exactly expecting a slot constrained...

Not exactly expecting a slot constrained environment this summer so I doubt it will be an issue (this year at least).
24th Mar 2021, 10:33
Replies: 49
Views: 14,294
Posted By speedrestriction

Etudiant, I love your confidence in Russia’s...

Etudiant, I love your confidence in Russia’s apparatus of murder.

In my experience generally in life so far if there is an option to choose between “conspiracy” and “cock-up” when an operational...
Forum: Questions
20th Mar 2021, 21:52
Replies: 10
Views: 5,499
Posted By speedrestriction

Spanish flights I’ve done this past month have...

Spanish flights I’ve done this past month have been quiet outbound and busy with pensioners inbound to the U.K. I am guessing that some of these have been called for their vaccines.
19th Mar 2021, 21:23
Replies: 49
Views: 14,294
Posted By speedrestriction

It has been going on for several years at this...

It has been going on for several years at this stage. Not a big navigation issue, there is enough conventional navaid coverage to maintain accurate navigation certainly to RNP1.
1st Mar 2021, 09:47
Replies: 183
Views: 99,235
Posted By speedrestriction

Not correct from a residency or working rights...

Not correct from a residency or working rights perspective.

U.K. citizens have unrestricted rights to live and work in the Republic of Ireland.

Irish citizens have unrestricted rights to live...
5th Feb 2021, 17:28
Replies: 136
Views: 29,236
Posted By speedrestriction

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/220x149/220px_boeing_nb_52a_carrying_x_15_cb302c67ef7e44ca9508dd6a68ee7ee0d20590c7.jpg

Don't forget the BUFF
23rd Oct 2020, 16:37
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,896,620
Posted By speedrestriction

Bingo. I would even suggest that the ATR be a...

Bingo. I would even suggest that the ATR be a better aircraft due to the significantly lower fuel burn albeit Dashes might be easier to source and crew. I have no idea how Dash lease costs compare to...
22nd Oct 2020, 20:04
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,896,620
Posted By speedrestriction

Problems ran far deeper than lease costs. For...

Problems ran far deeper than lease costs. For years the company failed to match capacity to demand. A more disciplined approach to capacity and yield will be a decent start to a sustainable airline....
21st Oct 2020, 14:21
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,896,620
Posted By speedrestriction

I really hope these investors have a new business...

I really hope these investors have a new business model
up their sleeve because the flybe model did not work for the last 15 years of their existence. What would be a travesty would be another...
21st Oct 2020, 10:55
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,896,620
Posted By speedrestriction

Ha ha ha ha. If you are relying on Simon Calder’s...

Ha ha ha ha. If you are relying on Simon Calder’s advice you are in trouble.

A key part of planning a business is market research. There is almost no market to research at the minute....
11th Oct 2020, 12:09
Replies: 139
Views: 43,507
Posted By speedrestriction

Personally I’ve not used BA since a FA threw a...

Personally I’ve not used BA since a FA threw a packet of peanuts at me on a domestic sector about a decade ago. From a customer service POV it is a “has been.”
14th Aug 2020, 07:03
Replies: 74
Views: 16,423
Posted By speedrestriction

UK pandemic government aviation policy

Are the U.K. government trying to wipe out the U.K’s airlines? This airbridge policy could hardly be implemented in a more damaging way.

The way changes are being implemented at short notice will...
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