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by Bilboone
26 Sep 2007, 17:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of DHL in Brussels
Replies: 22
Views: 3167

Re: The future of DHL in Brussels

sn26567 wrote:...., DHL will keep some 20 flights per night to and from Brussels National Airport, ....
20 flights means , 10 inbound and 10 outbound flights.
by Bilboone
18 Sep 2007, 19:12
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Video A310 TAP at airshow how low can you go ??
Replies: 22
Views: 4527

If there are no pax on board I don't think there's any problem. Aircrafts are made to do these things Airliners like these are NOT made to do these things, they are designed and optimizied to fly at high altitude at a certain cruise speed, Avionics and some systems like fly controls and hydraulics ...
by Bilboone
02 Sep 2007, 08:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A380 incident at Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

A little video can be found :arrow: here
by Bilboone
31 Aug 2007, 12:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Every B737NG needs to undergo an emergency slat check
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

European airplanes have to be inspected under the FAA directive as well , as the US is the state of Manufacture Infact it's a EASA Emergency AD that is issued for European registered Boeing 737- 6/7/8/900 aircrafts. The directive can be found :arrow: : here on the EASA site They speak about an othe...
by Bilboone
06 Jul 2007, 12:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: An-225 damaged beyond economical repair ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

Yes , It's nice to see this beauty is flying again, You see, this Russian giant is indestructible, I hear they made a quite nice repair when they flew her back to Gostomel. Hopefully was Mr Galaxy convinced with the other pictures that there was some serious damaged, I never saw a nose gear strut br...
by Bilboone
28 Jun 2007, 06:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 'NewCo' cargo airline established by DHL-Lufthansa
Replies: 4
Views: 861

'NewCo' cargo airline established by DHL-Lufthansa

LUFTHANSA Cargo and DHL Express will establish a joint cargo carrier, commencing operations from Leipzig Halle airport in 2009.



http://www.aircargonews.net/article.asp?art_id=2253
by Bilboone
17 Jun 2007, 10:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: An-225 damaged beyond economical repair ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

Some pictures of the incident :
You see clearly some people in there

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picture of the broken nose strut :
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by Bilboone
27 Apr 2007, 16:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dreamlifter progress
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

This seems a bit unusual; generally (I'd think) the certification and proving flights would be completed before use in service. Then again, no passengers are on board, only crew and inspectors Modified aircraft don't need a "full" certification because the original aircraft (in this case ...
by Bilboone
27 Apr 2007, 10:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dreamlifter progress
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

nice overview picture of the assembly flights (where everthing is coming from) can be found here who is making the parts, can be found here. Edit : I was forget to say that thess early delivery flights of the parts also serve as test flights for the certification of the 747 LCF. So probably it will...
by Bilboone
17 Apr 2007, 03:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: An-225 damaged beyond economical repair ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

This is a bad ( april fool's ) joke.The whole story is invented and there is nothing wrong with the AN-225. If you look at the picture in the forum (link below),you will see the support beside the nose gear .This is normal because that plane is made to kneel down with the nose gear to get the loadi...
by Bilboone
14 Apr 2007, 11:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: An-225 damaged beyond economical repair ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

An-225 damaged beyond economical repair ?

found this somewhere in a forum : Those of you who know of and care about Antonov's An-225 Mriya will be sad to hear this news. I have it on good authority that the aircraft has been seriously damaged on the ground at Ras Al Khaimah airport (OMRK/RKT) in the United Arab Emirates sometime last week. ...
by Bilboone
07 Apr 2007, 09:31
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Hercules replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 4731

In accordance with BAHA the ferry flight is delayed. The transatlantic ferry flight of Lockheed Hercules N130EV to the Brussels Airport based company Sabena Technics has been delayed by technical problems (a damaged propeller due to a loose engine cowling) and the extreme bad weather at Gander. Look...
by Bilboone
06 Apr 2007, 18:01
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Helicopters down in Afghanistan and Iraq
Replies: 133
Views: 61748

American troops in Iraq figured out how Iraqi terrorists had managed to ambush American helicopters with heavy machine-guns and get away with it. The Iraqis had used trucks with the machine-gun mounted in the back, and a tarp over metal supports (a common feature of military trucks) to conceal the ...
by Bilboone
30 Mar 2007, 16:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Geared Turbofan
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Is this the PW8000 about we are talking ?

a 32000- shp gearbox should be ok,i think :)

link : http://www.sae.org/aeromag/techinnovations/1298t10.htm
by Bilboone
29 Mar 2007, 17:12
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: The netherlands must be ashame
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

article about it in dutch : http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/news/?id=19489 There is is a huge shortige of aircraft engineers and mechanics, not only for military but in general all over europe and further, and this will not improve in the near future... Not a lot of people are interested and want to ...
by Bilboone
24 Mar 2007, 14:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Afghan Airlines miss the runway 06 in IST (HOT PICTURES)
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Looks like this runway has a history of overruns, runway is almost complete covered by burned rubber tire marks. Probably this bird will not fly again, but could be a nice donor for the A300 in Baghdad.
by Bilboone
21 Mar 2007, 17:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: DHL orders 6 B767ER
Replies: 16
Views: 2268

Interview with CEO John Mullen : link here Confirming the 6 B767 would be used for Transatlabtic flights between Europe and the VS in co-ops with Lufthansa . Only the " low " useable payload of the B767-300F compaired to a MD-11 is a bit scratching my head. See : Boeing 767 range chart
by Bilboone
14 Mar 2007, 16:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Electrical load
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

Think 230V VF is internal circuitry only. Ext Pwr remains 115/200V 400Hz, on all 4 plugs. On the other hand, I read that the engine start is by using 2 x 90kVA connected to the front receptacles. Any idea then as to why the second set of receptacles at wing level? Thought these where for engine sta...
by Bilboone
13 Mar 2007, 08:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 787 Electrical load
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

Some info about electrical system of the 787. The APU, fully electrical with two 225 kVA generators. So , no load compressor , weight saving , more efficient less complex and 20 % more reliable. Engine : Two 200 kVA generators. No pneumatic system only Cowl anti-ice, so no ducts,precoolers, hp &...