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Forum: Tech Log
20th Jul 2015, 09:06
Replies: 45
Views: 16,315
Posted By Fil

To drag a 777-300ER from say SIN/HKG to LHR with...

To drag a 777-300ER from say SIN/HKG to LHR with around 50t payload the fuel burn will be around 100t so that 1% saving equates to 1200 litres just on a single flight.

But compare that to a...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Apr 2013, 15:47
Replies: 62
Views: 13,167
Posted By Fil

[QUOTE] Is it the same for different engine...

[QUOTE] Is it the same for different engine types?
Rollers turn one way, GE/PW the other.
I would expect diferent trim for different engines if it was linked.
Just a thought.
/QUOTE]

We have...
25th Jul 2012, 10:46
Replies: 1,367
Views: 619,139
Posted By Fil

I haven't this whole thread but to my knowledge...

I haven't this whole thread but to my knowledge BA have always liked having a cadet entry program.

It (certainly in the past) allows them to select the candidates they want, not those who can...
Forum: Questions
17th Apr 2012, 10:55
Replies: 53
Views: 35,116
Posted By Fil

Another vote for MCC. Like the free upgrades.

Another vote for MCC. Like the free upgrades.
Forum: Questions
16th Jan 2012, 10:06
Replies: 35
Views: 10,968
Posted By Fil

There have been debates as to whether this flight...

There have been debates as to whether this flight counted, it's certainly not a scheduled service but it was a revenue paying charter and not a stripped out aircraft purely flying for a record...
11th Aug 2011, 15:57
Replies: 1,367
Views: 619,139
Posted By Fil

BA Future Pilot Programme (BA training scheme for little/zero hours pilots)

British Airways Future Pilot Programme (http://www.bafuturepilot.com/)

From the website:


Reach higher


Choosing to become a pilot is a life-changing decision as well as a huge financial...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2011, 14:36
Replies: 8
Views: 6,143
Posted By Fil

MCCPilot log is what I use. Works on mac/pc...

MCCPilot log is what I use.

Works on mac/pc & iphone/android.

Easy yet powerful and for many companies can download a planned roster so you only fill in the gaps, times/reg/etc so takes around...
11th Jun 2011, 14:18
Replies: 18
Views: 8,070
Posted By Fil

I know it's a repeat/quote of what BusdriverLHR...

I know it's a repeat/quote of what BusdriverLHR said but he summed things up succintly and accurately. I would take his advice if you're thinking of joining BA.



Company or just another...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Apr 2011, 13:01
Replies: 7
Views: 23,479
Posted By Fil

In very basic terms ,it can be part of the CPDLC...

In very basic terms ,it can be part of the CPDLC or Controller Pilot Data Link Communication. Or it can work on it's own.

Now this is a very basic description but it can download a full position...
15th Mar 2011, 09:25
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,260,089
Posted By Fil

There is no DEP recruitment onto the 777 at this...

There is no DEP recruitment onto the 777 at this time. BA have more than enough unfrozen pilots aspiring to the 777 so all slots have been filled internally.

For a good number of years in BA...
14th Mar 2011, 13:42
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,260,089
Posted By Fil

I may be wrong (quite often are) but I thought...

I may be wrong (quite often are) but I thought that this second advert is for additional pilots over and above the original 80. Those 80 were 737/320 and the process is still going on. This second...
10th Mar 2011, 11:47
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,260,089
Posted By Fil

Can I quote you on this Busdriver please.....just...

Can I quote you on this Busdriver please.....just so people know what they are getting themselves into.



Please, know what you're joining
8th Mar 2011, 10:12
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,260,089
Posted By Fil

As stated above, seniority is king in BA and...

As stated above, seniority is king in BA and should a DEP 744 slot be your goal do be aware that you'll be at the bottom for a VERY long time.

What I mean is, and some of the 2005 777-DEP's are...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2011, 10:54
Replies: 8
Views: 3,276
Posted By Fil

BA started to fit to all new aircraft delivered...

BA started to fit to all new aircraft delivered 2010 onwards. I think they are still deciding whether to retrofit or not.

Only flown one of the new aircraft a few times, and found system pretty...
4th Jul 2010, 18:18
Replies: 38
Views: 19,512
Posted By Fil

A BA 777 rolled back from the terminal at LHR...

A BA 777 rolled back from the terminal at LHR just after the PAX had disembarked a few years ago, Capt also floored brake pedals with no effect so they declared a Mayday and started the engines which...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2010, 21:30
Replies: 42
Views: 5,827
Posted By Fil

flyburg To be honest I was trying to...

flyburg



To be honest I was trying to generalise into typically when an FO can call STOP, essentially only those items that the Captain must do too, so I tried to stay away from above/below...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2010, 19:22
Replies: 42
Views: 5,827
Posted By Fil

Maybe I can expand Fullwings as I think we work...

Maybe I can expand Fullwings as I think we work for the same.

An FO can call STOP but only for the events which a Captain is also obliged to also call STOP. Although fleet specific, they are...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Nov 2009, 11:45
Replies: 22
Views: 5,404
Posted By Fil

Newish, we've operated A320 series from MSN0006...

Newish, we've operated A320 series from MSN0006 (No 6 off the production line) to 2009 deliveries and you could land with Autobrake MAX on the earlier aircraft but not on the later one. By no means...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Sep 2009, 11:12
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Fil

True for a Boeing but an Airbus can control the...

True for a Boeing but an Airbus can control the rudder with the Autopilot during all phases of flight.
18th Jun 2009, 10:11
Replies: 33
Views: 7,862
Posted By Fil

Some here forget that the short term costs...

Some here forget that the short term costs associated with winding up a FSS is greater than keeping it going. I guess for BA the best would be an extension from the Pensions Regulator to the period...
Forum: Tech Log
31st May 2009, 17:22
Replies: 27
Views: 5,384
Posted By Fil

Turning works fine on smaller aircraft, A320/737...

Turning works fine on smaller aircraft, A320/737 etc but it is thought that doing so on a large one, 777/747/340 etc could impede the fire services as they may not be able to quickly get to the...
3rd Feb 2009, 21:32
Replies: 22
Views: 5,025
Posted By Fil

It's only senior in the LHS. The FO's are...

It's only senior in the LHS. The FO's are relatively junior as those senior ones who really wanted LH could have easily got 777/747 slots. There'll be a minimum of 1 year A319/320/321 experience...
18th Nov 2008, 09:07
Replies: 88
Views: 22,798
Posted By Fil

Yes, although with my company (scheduled) to do...

Yes, although with my company (scheduled) to do that you get 48/72/96 hrs off in the carribean. For just a 24 hour turnround you need a third pilot.
16th Nov 2008, 10:53
Replies: 1,560
Views: 387,200
Posted By Fil

True, but how many times do you see the overhead...

True, but how many times do you see the overhead lockers jammed full with many cases that have a combined weight well in excess of the allowed weight. Some airlines, both LoCo and Legacy, do not...
10th Oct 2008, 10:51
Replies: 109
Views: 19,865
Posted By Fil

Then BIG change to the operation, ergo profits...

Then BIG change to the operation, ergo profits must fall due reduced profit potentialdue reduced routes.
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