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by Bracebrace
30 Sep 2006, 11:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair increase its fleet once again
Replies: 6
Views: 742

The order book shows the Ryanair management is not as dumb as you might think. They got a massive price reduction because they ordered in full crisis period where other companies only tried to get rid of aircraft.
by Bracebrace
22 Sep 2006, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New problems for the Airbus A380
Replies: 203
Views: 19128

If you compare today's 747-800 with the A380, it's logical that on a comparison based on fuel efficiency they will give approximately the same outcome. Don't forget that if you compare date of start of design, the 748 is "more modern" than the A380 (I don't have the actual dates). If you g...
by Bracebrace
21 Sep 2006, 01:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New problems for the Airbus A380
Replies: 203
Views: 19128

the 380 does not have a clear enough advantage over the 747, to make it the clear leader (except for size), that it should be. That A vs B debate again... Considering the "advantages", you always have to keep one thing in mind: the A380 is a product that is in a "birth" stage, w...
by Bracebrace
19 Sep 2006, 16:16
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: TURKISH AIRLINES (IST-CGN): movie + pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

Nice!

I presume you have a larger version of the Istanbul airport overview, you might be able to spot the cargo building that burnt down a few months ago (terminal C)? Right side of the tower from this viewpoint.
by Bracebrace
09 Sep 2006, 15:02
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 629
Views: 383678

To know the runways for departure and arrival, you can listen to the ATIS via telephone. Simply call 02/2062525 and select the airport of which you want to listen to the ATIS. 24/24, 7/7, fully automatic, very handy.
by Bracebrace
06 Sep 2006, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Again a precautionary landing at Brussels, Boeing 727
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Could very well be, american registration, 727-100 alike, totally white.
by Bracebrace
24 Aug 2006, 12:21
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: My Ryanair experience
Replies: 26
Views: 4258

The steeling on board airplanes is not a Ryanair problem, it is a problem for EVERY airline. There are spare vests and seatbelts (including the seatbelts for children) on board although I'm getting scared to say where. Before each flight cabin crew does a security check, and they also count all spar...
by Bracebrace
22 Aug 2006, 22:40
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Is this a good way to save fuel?
Replies: 27
Views: 2516

Airbus: http://www.wingfiles.com/files/systems/fueleconomy.pdf

(page 18 for taxi fuel burn data)

Boeing: http://www.wingfiles.com/files/systems/ ... snov04.pdf

(page 75 for taxi fuel burn data)
by Bracebrace
21 Aug 2006, 14:37
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Is this a good way to save fuel?
Replies: 27
Views: 2516

Standard taxi fuel for a 737 on OFP's: 250kg-300kg? Suppose you are a small charter company, 5 737's in your fleet, 3 destinations a day (so 6 taxi procedures to do). 250 x 5 x 3 x 2 = 7500kg of fuel on ONE day. With 7500kg of fuel you can get a long way with a 737... Try the same calculation for a ...
by Bracebrace
20 Aug 2006, 22:51
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cabin announcements heard by pilot?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

I presume the cabin attendant made a small mistake. If the FSB goes on, usually the purser contacts the pilots. If it's turbulence, they need to know if they can continue distributing meals, drinks, selling tax-free stuff... or if it's safer to stow things (for this reason they also need to know how...
by Bracebrace
17 Aug 2006, 20:53
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Impossible picture !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2037

Something I've noticed a few months now, regarding some pictures on airliners.net: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1091105/M/ Pictures like these show situations which I've never seen in real life, but they appear on A.net more and more. To me they seem very unrealistic, heavily photoshoped, yet ...
by Bracebrace
08 Aug 2006, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New problems for the Airbus A380
Replies: 203
Views: 19128

Other than size, what exactly is the "great achievement" you are talking about? From what I've read about the 380, while it is huge, it does not represent any major breakthroughs in technology. Depends on what you call "great achievement". Even the B777 is called a great achieve...
by Bracebrace
01 Aug 2006, 09:29
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Corfu
Replies: 5
Views: 909

by Bracebrace
31 Jul 2006, 22:10
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: How does the amount of kerosine gets determined?
Replies: 8
Views: 944

http://www.wingfiles.com/files/performa ... rmance.pdf

One of the chapter explains the fuel requirements in detail.
by Bracebrace
05 Jul 2006, 22:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A319, A320, A321 achieves FAA 180min ETOPS certification
Replies: 16
Views: 1443

It's only the time limit that has been extended from 120 to 180 minutes. They were already capable of ETOPS operations up to 120 minutes. For the 737, only the NG series are 180 minutes.
by Bracebrace
05 Jun 2006, 17:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus won't redesign A350
Replies: 125
Views: 14064

http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/06/05/31/100bus_corliss001.cfm I love this sentence: Airbus surpassed Boeing during the '90s largely because the Americans became "complacent and arrogant," Hamilton wrote. "Airbus fell into the same trap." Article contains a lot of truth on the ...
by Bracebrace
21 May 2006, 10:08
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: A318 doing a complete roll at Farnborough
Replies: 23
Views: 3952

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZBcapxGHjE

At about 2'30 in this movie, a fantastic demo of how much g a perfect barrell roll creates. The fantastic Bob Hoover (for those interested: yes, the FAA took his license one day...)!
by Bracebrace
25 Apr 2006, 14:57
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Dutch F-16's intercept a B737 of SAS near Dachten (NL)
Replies: 12
Views: 1974

+200 decibels (210 according to the link on wikipedia). Try this video: listen to the guys talking and try to imagine how load it would be... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-269376791712267206&pl=true One remark: a sonic boom is not an explosion you hear once they go supersonic, the son...
by Bracebrace
23 Apr 2006, 14:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Some problems for A380...
Replies: 71
Views: 11382

Joe Sutter will be right, who are we to contradict him? But "Nothing", "never",... are very dangerous words :wink: . Did some googling with his name and found an article in which he expresses his opinion on the A380. Reading through all the A380 vs 747 (which I don't really like,...
by Bracebrace
19 Apr 2006, 11:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Some problems for A380...
Replies: 71
Views: 11382

Right. But 30 years ago Boeing engineers designed B747 with papers, pens and primitive calculators (leave alone desktop computers). A fact and correct. Today engineers have all kinds of tools that make their jobs easier. That's a thought. I'm not pro Airbus, nor pro Boeing. I don't like to compare ...