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by 747megatop
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35054

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Nothing wrong with their Safety culture other than letting "Bean counters" Determine they can get the SAME safety with Low PAID personnel by Out sourcing it! You're contradicting yourself there, by saying there's nothing wrong with their safety culture, except what is precisely wrong with...

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by 747megatop
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 131
Views: 23568

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Shocked Delta actually canceled a flight. I feel bad for the FO, addiction is a disease It's so puzzling that drunk pilots get tons of sympathy but not drunk drivers. Why is one to be pitied more than the other? I have sympathy for them right up until they check-in at the airport/get in the driver'...

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by 747megatop
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 131
Views: 23568

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

. The law was the issue. The law is not the issue. The nitwits interpreting the law are the issue. Starting from the Judge, the jurors and probably the prosecutor prosecuting the case for not doing his job of effectively presenting the case, they should be fired and so should the teacher. It doesn'...

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by 747megatop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 136011

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Guess the next question will be , when the NMA is eventually launched, how soon will the NSA ( 737 replacement) be launched? Also, will the boys and girls in Brazil be handed that project ? I think you are getting ahead of yourself here. Boeing is currently MAXed out. They need to first get it fixe...

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by 747megatop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 136011

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

"The researchers said that given the NMA would start from a completely fresh design, airline executives see scope for just one pilot to be physically sat in the plane. A second pilot would be ground based and be able to “monitor several aircraft” at the same time. Reducing the number of pilots...

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by 747megatop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6510

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. That explains the reason for all the creaks and gr...

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by 747megatop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6510

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

It seems that before 07/02, DL 185 was taking the polar route quite frequently. Over the last week however there have been primarily non-polar routings including one diversion to SEA on 07/08. Perhaps one of the frames they are using on this route can not operate ETOPS at the moment for any number ...

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by 747megatop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19237

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Long haul with an narrowbody is a strong no from me I'm sure airlines won't care about you flying narrowbody or not ;) If the seat is the same, same width, same pitch, same service as in a widebody, why not? There are narrowbodies with more generous seating than high density widebodies! It's just i...

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by 747megatop
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18890

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

The 737 MAX fiasco is just a reflection of a very poorly and shoddily run company. Heads need to roll starting with the CEO, Board of directors and leadership on the FAA side of the house for letting this happen on their watch. Time for Boeing to admit that they got the design wrong on this lipstic...

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by 747megatop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I think "Zig Zag flight" is an extremely poor description of this flight path. Sorry, probably bad choice of words...but that was the best i could come up with when trying to describe what you described in detail...a path that was not straight but with a series of (apparently well calcula...

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by 747megatop
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18890

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Yes I have. And like pretty much all documentaries, it was extremely biased. Find a news organization with no bias and then let's talk. That's the part i love the most. When folks see something they don't like then they call it "media bias". The FBI doesn't quite agree with you - https://...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Going back to the context at hand it could either be interpreted as - evasive to avoid detection OR evasive to stay clear of populated land masses to avoid potential damage to life and property on the ground. Interesting point. It is strange but a few days ago I was discussing that with a friend of...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Exactly what do you think the word "evasive" means? You tell me...for example "fighter pilot took evasive measures when a missile was launched" [interpreted as -> to save himself..certainly not malicious in the context of this example]. Ha ha ha! Took you more than a day to come...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18890

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Yes I have. And like pretty much all documentaries, it was extremely biased. Find a news organization with no bias and then let's talk. That's the part i love the most. When folks see something they don't like then they call it "media bias". The FBI doesn't quite agree with you - https://...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18890

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

This is not looking good right after publication of outsourcing critical software design to developing countries, too slow processors to handle MCAS 2.0 and the absence of the supposed to be delivered 787-10 at KL’s 100 year festivities. One can only hope that Boeing seriously rethinks their way of...

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by 747megatop
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I DID NOT translate what i said into "malicious intent etc. etc."; YOU did that and started making accusations. Exactly what do you think the word "evasive" means? You tell me...for example "fighter pilot took evasive measures when a missile was launched" [interpreted ...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

When you start using words like "deliberate" with literally no evidence then you discount yourself from the discussion. Here you go - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysiaairlines-mh370/new-mh370-probe-shows-controls-manipulated-but-mystery-remains-unsolved-idUSKBN1KK0I9 You asked f...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I've heard a fairly convincing story that the real culprit of this was not the Captain but the crew oxygen cylinder exploding. Apparently it was serviced prior to departure, perhaps overfilled or not tightened properly. An explosion of the crew oxygen cylinder would knock out various electrical bus...

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by 747megatop
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I've heard a fairly convincing story that the real culprit of this was not the Captain but the crew oxygen cylinder exploding. Apparently it was serviced prior to departure, perhaps overfilled or not tightened properly. An explosion of the crew oxygen cylinder would knock out various electrical bus...

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by 747megatop
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25314

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Assuming it is just the captain’s body in the cockpit, is there anything still to be learned if and when the aircraft is finally found? That’s the last paragraph. I think the black box would verify that somebody in the cockpit turned off all these systems. While they article treats that as fact, we...

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by 747megatop
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8931

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

OK, it's Russia, but still. There are pictures. Maybe it was an Emotional Support Bear? A brown bear alert was raised early in the morning on June at the Yelizovo airport, the main gateway to spectacular Kamchatka peninsula with some of the world’s most beautiful volcanoes and glaciers. The beast w...

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by 747megatop
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42800

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Without going back through all these pages I have to agree. The 380 is a success. I mean it killed the 748 orders and begot technology for the 350 and won plenty of orders even if it wasnt the 1000 promised. Its ugly but you still like to watch it go. Pls ignore my previous post. There was a typo a...

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by 747megatop
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13065

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

https://i.postimg.cc/5Qc8vgky/LHR.jpg A small sampling of destinations served non-stop from LHR that are more than 3283 nautical miles, the distance of LHR-ISB. You really are devoid of a sense of humour, aren't you? (Don't even bother to edit your post with the destinations you had in mind.) I hav...

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by 747megatop
Thu May 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35054

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Keep in mind that Capitalism is not the real problem. It's merely a financial model. Capitalism is NOT a form of government nor is it the way to make decisions. Capitalism merely gives one person the freedom to deliver a service for compensation at an agreed upon rate. Capitalism says absolutely no...

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by 747megatop
Thu May 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27991

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Dubai is one of the most visited cities on Earth and will likely stay so. Care to quantify (with factual data) and elaborate please? Can't be more visited than LA, New York, London, Beijing, Chicago, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo to name a few. Dubai's population is just over 3 m...

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by 747megatop
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17877

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Aither wrote:
An IT guy someone in Hyderabad will pilot your aircraft.
Sounds great.

Well, Hyderabad or Dublin or SF; doesn't matter. Results are the same. Passengers - you are on your own when S%^T hits the FAN.

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by 747megatop
Tue May 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11704

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

They’re trying to get another airport built to serve the Seattle metro area. The possibilities and speculation begin! Alaska widebody service, new PNW AA hub... https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/recommendation-for-major-new-airport-coming-by-2022/949913410 I don't think they have enough land in the ...

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by 747megatop
Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17877

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

kiowa wrote:
It would be much safer and more economic to cut the US Senate and Congress by 50% and then outsource the remaining 50% to another country with cheaper labor.

While at it, why not cut 50% of board of directors and upper management of companies?

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by 747megatop
Mon May 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17877

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I wish they try this technology on CEOs first. Whichever manufacturer wants to jump into this (Boeing OR Airbus etc.)...their CEO and board members must fly on such a plane for a couple of years at least and if they think it is safe to fly then the industry can think of extending it to flying passen...

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by 747megatop
Mon May 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17877

B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

CNBC has a report out stating that B 797 may be a one pilot cockpit aircraft with the 2nd pilot being a ground based pilot monitoring multiple aircraft! https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings-new-797-could-be-built-to-fly-with-just-one-pilot-on-board.html It will be interesting to see how this play...

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by 747megatop
Fri May 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27991

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Link: https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-group-announces-2018-19-results Emirates announces a -69% drop in net profits for the financial year 2018-19 ending on 31mar. Net profit of the airline itself was $237m where as the Emirates Group was $631m as DNATA made the balance of $394m. Not...

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by 747megatop
Thu May 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35054

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Not to discount the issues, but it's also possible that all this surfaces now due to the MAX issues. It seems all eyes are on Boeing right now, and every single issue gets blown out of proportion (i.e., the media found they needed to add "Miami Air International is a charter airline operating ...

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by 747megatop
Thu May 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35054

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Not to discount the issues, but it's also possible that all this surfaces now due to the MAX issues. It seems all eyes are on Boeing right now, and every single issue gets blown out of proportion (i.e., the media found they needed to add "Miami Air International is a charter airline operating ...

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by 747megatop
Mon May 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16388

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Dutchy wrote:
Elementalism wrote:
Elections have consequences


Policies have consequences.....

Tweets have global consequences! Who knew tweets could be so powerful?

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by 747megatop
Fri May 10, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35054

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Is this systemic? The focus seems to be on making money and not on safety. On making money and not on engineering. On making spreadsheets work not on making aircraft work. Being proud at the bottomline, not proud on delivering a good product. Has it gone too far with Boeing? Disclaimer: I do not wa...

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by 747megatop
Fri May 10, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35054

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Is this systemic? The focus seems to be on making money and not on safety. On making money and not on engineering. On making spreadsheets work not on making aircraft work. Being proud at the bottomline, not proud on delivering a good product. Has it gone too far with Boeing? Disclaimer: I do not wa...

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by 747megatop
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9606

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

You can thank Alaska Airlines for delaying start of construction of the new IAF, if anybody has forgotten. http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025558052_seatacgrowthxml.html From a business perspective why would anybody be surprised by this? AS domestic ticket prices will go up and...

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by 747megatop
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12253

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

London Stansted has said today that they aim to secure flights to at least 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years. Those destinations include but not limited to Asia - HKG, NRT or HND, CAN, SIN, PEK, BKK, ICN, PVG, MNL US - LAX, SFO, ORD, MIA Canada - YUL, YVR India - DEL, BOM, CMB Africa ...

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by 747megatop
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19967

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

euroflyer wrote:
No airline will ever propose such product to is customers. And not even talking about certification of such seat... That's just bs

you are underestimating airlines. All it takes is for 1 airline to jump in. The rest will follow.

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by 747megatop
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which group or travellers should airlines value more?
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Which group or travellers should airlines value more?

The answer is simple; WHOEVER PAYS MOST get valued MOST by airlines.

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by 747megatop
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713708

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

In the US, that means avoiding three of the four largest airlines in the country. I doubt people will educate themselves sufficiently to truly avoid the MAX. It sure doesn't help the paranoia, however, that many airlines share safety cards between ex. 737-800 and MAX8. Every day people are tweeting...

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by 747megatop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8672

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I can’t think of any accident in the last 30 years where a video of from the cockpit would have made a difference to the investigation. Silk Air flight 185. But, yes, there aren't that many. The other one that comes to mind is MH 370...provided that the crash data was available in the 1st place for...

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by 747megatop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713708

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

[...]Verry likely for the general population, but I for exemple, am not going to fly a MAX before a long time and it has statistically proved itself. You are not alone with that stance. When the system errors of the MAXes became obvious but Transport Canada hadn‘t grounded the type yet, cabin crews...

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by 747megatop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4879

Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

We have seen 4 high profile crashes over the past decade - AF 447, QZ 8501, JT 610, ET 302 which in some shape or form involved confused pilots and confused automation. I agree that automation can do stuff much better than humans and it has saved a lot of lives in aviation. But, in my view there are...

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by 747megatop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713708

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Verry likely for the general population, but I for exemple, am not going to fly a MAX before a long time and it has statistically proved itself. It already has. Hundreds of thousands of flights. Even without a software fix and training change, you're still statistically around 20x more likely to di...

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by 747megatop
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716367

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It is as simple as Mercedes, BMW or Toyota putting in a feature where, it accelerates the car when you hit the brake pedal and people arguing that the driver did not have enough experience or should have flipped some switches to disconnect that feature!!!! That's an interesting parallel you draw, b...

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by 747megatop
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716367

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What worries me is all those who keep saying ”a pilot not knowing about this issue has been in a cave for 4 months”, ”it’s a training issue”, ”it’s because the F/o had 200 hours” etc. A plane should not fly itself into the ground, switch flicked off or not. See, it is as simple as this - BOEING SCR...

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by 747megatop
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713708

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

From the BBC website: 'Criminally insufficient' After the Lion Air crash, Boeing issued guidance on what to do regarding erroneous readings from the sensor, which sends out information about what angle a plane is flying at. But another pilot said that "it did nothing" to address the probl...

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