Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2481 times:
Air New Zealand (Auckland) had a near miss on December 1 with their Boeing 747-400 (ZK-SUJ) operating as flight NK002 400 nautical miles southwest of Los Angeles at flight level 370 (37,000 feet). A Boeing 737-300 (N696BJ) operated by Aviation Partners was on a collision course in the opposite direction. The TCAS system alerted the NZ crew to take evasive action. This is a case for sure for the need for oceanic radar ATC coverage.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
We were flying into LAX last week and heard a Southwest say that he'd had an RA (Resolution Advisory) from his TCAS and that he was stopping descent. We quite often hear the "Traffic, Traffic" voice go when flying into LAX. It's one busy place!!
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
Very Interesting. THe 737 was on a test flight to explore the performance of winglet installation (!) and the 737 was at the max service ceiling, flying into prevailing winds at 370.. The 747 Pilot stated that the 737 also descended as he did and turned as he did! THe TCAS issued a Climb Advisory but he couldn't climb since he was at max ceiling already. His TCAS was set at 12 miles; the 747 was set at 40 miles range.
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