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2nd Oct 2020, 08:04
Replies: 31
Views: 6,533
Posted By Peter47

I've just been reading A Pictorial History of Pan...

I've just been reading A Pictorial History of Pan American World Airways by P. St John Tuner. At the end of Chapter 6 (Clippers to Europe) he says that B-314 seaplane had a flight deck the size of...
Forum: Cabin Crew
25th Sep 2020, 08:56
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Peter47

I would imagine that depends upon how quickly the...

I would imagine that depends upon how quickly the virus is got under control. The SARS outbreak of 2003 did not result in the permanent wearing of masks, ditto MERS. Once (hopefully) Covid is fully...
Forum: Cabin Crew
25th Sep 2020, 08:49
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Peter47

Does the UN have its own in-house fleet or...

Does the UN have its own in-house fleet or contract out its operations?
25th Sep 2020, 08:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,101
Posted By Peter47

I'm sure I've seen a Jet A sticker on a pushback...

I'm sure I've seen a Jet A sticker on a pushback tractor somewhere in the States (probably a long time ago). I don't know if they also used additives.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2020, 08:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By Peter47

Its been suggested that the oil companies are...

Its been suggested that the oil companies are keen on hydrogen (you separate the it from the carbon in oil) but realistically it will come from electrolysis. The trouble is that we don't have enough...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Sep 2020, 09:37
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By Peter47

I'm a complete novice, but presumably this is an...

I'm a complete novice, but presumably this is an example of an unstable design that require totally on computers and redundant aerodynamic controls to keep it in the sky. Given the reliability of...
14th Aug 2020, 10:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Peter47

I'm not sure that there was a lot of demand for...

I'm not sure that there was a lot of demand for cargo on some of LTU's routes and other than the -500, L1011s were often payload limited. I've often wondered if an underfloor lounge might not be a...
Forum: Questions
2nd Aug 2020, 08:06
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Peter47

Storage of hydrogen fuel on aircraft

I hope that this is the right forum - if not please move.

I have recently read a lot about the use of hydrogen to replace jet fuels. I suspect that bio fuels will be the way forward but to work...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2020, 08:56
Replies: 77
Views: 9,344
Posted By Peter47

Some railways do operate entirely automatically...

Some railways do operate entirely automatically such as Paris metro Line 1 & several routes in Singapore. Only certain sections of the Circle line are there yet but it will in due course become fully...
3rd Jul 2020, 10:25
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By Peter47

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Swastika_Society...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Swastika_Society

https://redswastika.moe.edu.sg/about-rss/our-history

My reaction when I saw references to Red Swastika on arrival in Singapore were initially...
26th Jun 2020, 10:29
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Peter47

You could try the Virgin source. Bear in mind...

You could try the Virgin source. Bear in mind that many flights will operate as freight only services.

The VS Source ? Virgin Atlantic News and Information (http://thevssource.com/)
19th Jun 2020, 09:06
Replies: 1,942
Views: 355,830
Posted By Peter47

Whilst it would not be too difficult to...

Whilst it would not be too difficult to reconfigure airports between "safe" and "not safe" countries (different terminals?) I can't see how, once Europe reopens its borders, you cannot treat the...
29th May 2020, 11:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By Peter47

There were a lot of multi-sector flights in the...

There were a lot of multi-sector flights in the 60s & 70s so 707s will have operated some very short flights. I think (but stand to be corrected) that TWA operated between Los Angeles & Long Beach. ...
15th May 2020, 07:53
Replies: 65
Views: 27,432
Posted By Peter47

Agree about zone loading. Even better if you...

Agree about zone loading. Even better if you also load from the back as the locos do, but also KLM at AMS through airbridges. A lot of 753s are used on longer routes likes West Coast to Hawaii...
8th May 2020, 10:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,126
Posted By Peter47

Looking at FR24 quite a lot of widebodies...

Looking at FR24 quite a lot of widebodies position to Amman. I don't know if Swiss have a maintenance contract there.
16th Mar 2020, 09:27
Replies: 900
Views: 628,968
Posted By Peter47

If the virus is brought under control over the...

If the virus is brought under control over the summer (and that is a very big if) there could be an autumn rebound with people who have cancelled holidays or deferred quickly rebooking and airlines...
13th Mar 2020, 10:42
Replies: 1,434
Views: 1,359,465
Posted By Peter47

You put on smaller aircraft on the BE routes,...

You put on smaller aircraft on the BE routes, although 319s may still be too large. BA could always lease smaller aircraft. What happened a few years ago was that BA would suspend particular...
6th Mar 2020, 10:47
Replies: 43
Views: 10,912
Posted By Peter47

I remember on one trip in the 80s seeing four Pan...

I remember on one trip in the 80s seeing four Pan Am aircraft on the ground at LGW, one scheduled (IAH) & three charters - I think that two were 747s. I know that they dipped in & out of charters. ...
6th Mar 2020, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 3,303
Posted By Peter47

In my experience FR24 is not bad with passenger...

In my experience FR24 is not bad with passenger flights but poorer with biz jets and cargo flights. With the last flights often appear multiple times often with unknown against some of them. I...
6th Mar 2020, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By Peter47

Certainly xx59 flights were very common at slot...

Certainly xx59 flights were very common at slot constrained airports when there was no slot for the following hour.

If you were to time trains to closest five minutes many timetables would show...
14th Feb 2020, 14:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By Peter47

Can you transit US airports without going through...

Can you transit US airports without going through immigration these days? I thought that they ended this after 911. You will therefore end up airside (unless you have to go through security which...
24th Jan 2020, 08:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Peter47

I suspect that its up to you to offset your...

I suspect that its up to you to offset your emissions which you can do via a number of websites rather than rely on the airline. There is a lot of hype about using biofuels, etc but the amounts are...
24th Jan 2020, 07:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By Peter47

The trouble with the loco model is that it...

The trouble with the loco model is that it combines often unsustainable fares with a high level of income from ancilary fees. Smart travellers want to reduce these fees & if profitability depends...
19th Jan 2020, 17:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By Peter47

Fuel at destination

Out of interest, and as an enthusiast, not professional, I'm looking at ultra long haul flights and wondering the maximum length that is achievable with a viable payload. Could someone answer the...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2019, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 34,640
Posted By Peter47

Out of interest, can someone give me a typical...

Out of interest, can someone give me a typical figure for trip fuel (burn & reserves) between DFW & SYD & whether the flight would be payload restricted. Obviously it will depend upon the headwinds...
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