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by smaragdz
Wed May 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 391971

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For example if you think, that unreliable airspeed memory items are Ok to apply at a later point, after flying for minutes doing something else (which depends on having airspeed b.t.w.), then you dont understanding the urgency of the ias disagree checklist. Yes, they could have gone to the "Ai...

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by smaragdz
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 599147

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Obviously this is not normal behavior and should have resulted in the pilots hitting the switches. But he wants to argue that steps ≠ continual. Exactly, it was not even normal behaviour for a runaway stab trim scenario, adding to the confusion. Without the great deal of hindsight available to us i...

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by smaragdz
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 599147

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

If the plane was near Vne and the trim caused a nose down that wasn't immediately corrected, with the throttles advanced as they apparently were, it could have gone into a high speed stall. This would then be the reason why the fishermen saw no recovery attempt. High speed stall near VNE under powe...

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by smaragdz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 457
Views: 94947

Re: 787 vs A350 range

RJMAZ wrote:
I wouod say the fuel burn advantage goes to about 8.5% on a short sector.


“I would say” versus an actual peer-reviewed technical analysis from FCOM data, I wonder which is credible!

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by smaragdz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 457
Views: 94947

Re: 787 vs A350 range

The last few posts just proved that Zeke's data presentation is wrong. You should be thanking me instead for pointing it out as incorrect. Please post a detailed technical analysis, similar to Zeke's, showing us your 10% mismatch. Note that the other three posters have used actual FCOM data, so tha...

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by smaragdz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 12271

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

Classic airliners.net users; people already saying that the story is fake... C'mon now people, get a grip.... I 100% concur, I am freaking sick of people jumping to the conclusion that someone takes the time to write out something, that they are totally manufacturing a story to pull the wool over o...

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by smaragdz
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30366

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

And these are some of the reasons why it would make no sense at all to leave a suicide note or anything that would make it easy to establish one's guilt. Yet some people continue to not accept this and continue to use the lack of a suicide note or 'statement' to clear the pilots. Are you actually v...

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by smaragdz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30366

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

The reason I think something similar (to just vanish in the end with the plane) was planned is because of the deleted waypoints from the single flight session on his home sim hard drive that very closely matched the route that Inmrasat suggests the plane flew.. Can you please show us the report whi...

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by smaragdz
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 26732

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

So comparing wing loading using area will show the 777X is worse than the 777W but that is simply not the case. It is vastly superior to the 777W and even more superior to the 787 and A350 in terms of lift to drag ratio. Where are you getting this information from? You’ve made a few statements rega...

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by smaragdz
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 materials selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Re: A350 materials selection

From what I recall, the nose section was made from aluminium due to damage tolerance from impact, such as birdstrikes and the likes. Composites can have complicated damage behaviour from impact strikes when compared to metallic structures. I believe a similar constraint is at play for leading edge d...

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by smaragdz
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25594

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

I am not giving my opinion. I am writing from a source. And if you had bothered to read the entire thread, you would have seen the post where I give the link to that source. Next time please do that. I repeat: I have not found any ‘official statement’ from Air France confirming the ‘facts’ that you...

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by smaragdz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25594

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

The father was a minister over 17 years ago. No influence from him whatsoever. And you know this for a fact because you were present? Otherwise I fail to see how you are in a position to say whether or not he was an influence. The passenger next to the lady was first invading her space and then sta...

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by smaragdz
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai AirAsia - We Make A Mistake But Do You A Favour By Asking You To Pay Us More To Fix It
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

Re: Thai AirAsia - We Make A Mistake But Do You A Favour By Asking You To Pay Us More To Fix It

Everything comes at a price, as this lady is finding out. If you fool yourself beliving that a LCC is going to behave like a full service airline you will learn your lesson the hardway. I feel sorry for her situation, she appears to have done the right thing.but they are not a LCC for nothing, Cust...

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by smaragdz
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25751

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

It is customer friendly, as people willing to pay to sit together will have many options to do so.If you do not pay, you do not sit together that is just fair. Restaurants should start doing this. Want to sit together? No problem! Just pay a small fee and you're good to go. Otherwise, you *have* to...

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by smaragdz
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 19410

Re: uNITED AND dR. dAO REACH SETTLEMENT

I'm sure it was for more than he deserved but not as much as he was hoping. Avoiding a trial and all the discovery of his past behaviors being made public was good for him. By extension I guess we could also assume that it was good for the security guards, the air crew/ground staff, and United as a...

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by smaragdz
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The point is, there is a NARRATIVE about this story that is one sided. That's why I posed the question. Much of our news isn't truth, it's a narrative that selectively provides facts in order to create an opionion. any attempt to shed light on why this man behaved the way he did is dismissed, but e...

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by smaragdz
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Another way to deal with an overly recalcitrant but not dangerous customer. Accommodate him. Arrange for security to meet him at destination. Briefly arrest said passenger, generously refund any remaining legs of ticket (immediately, preferably cash), and put passenger on 'no fly' list. FAA should ...

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by smaragdz
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Would you agree that's everyone taking their collective eyes off the ball, then? Had the customer complied, albeit grudgingly, he might never fly UA again, but this wouldn't have made international news because no one would have laid a finger on him. The news story is the beating he received, not a...

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by smaragdz
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

OSUk1d - I'm with you on this.....people don't think about it in the big picture. They only think about it in the context of how it affects them personally....Ask them this....Say they were one of the passengers of that other flight.... It's not the customers responsibility (read that as problem) t...

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by smaragdz
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

When I say that the customer had "bad decision-making", I'm not saying he was wrong, but I'm saying that once he chose to defy the police instructions there wasn't going to be a good outcome. Of course it's not his fault that he was put in that situation. United caused this mess. It just ...

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by smaragdz
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Flighty wrote:
You are trying to equate an order to leave with an order to do handstands?
.


You're the one who said that if you openly defy instructions you will be removed, with force if necessary (your words). I'm just trying to gauge the limit (if any) to this statement.

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by smaragdz
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

If you openly defy instructions and declare your alternative agenda for a flight, you will be removed, and if you require force, you will get force. And my catch phrase seems to be, there is no limit to the amount of force at the authorities disposal to enforce order in the skies and at the airport...

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by smaragdz
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

ikramerica wrote:
The airline has the right to simply deplane 4 people.


Some commentators in this thread have provided evidence to the contrary -- would you be able to back this statement up further? To remove doubt.

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by smaragdz
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131252

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A few questions here: - Why did this guy think his job was more important than that of others he was delaying by refusing to deplane? If he is a doctor, he should have had the class and professionalism to have complied with crew member instructions. I hate when doctors think that they're entitled t...

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by smaragdz
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 7844

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

Jetty wrote:
highly unethical at the same time


What is highly unethical is judging others without giving a single bit of insight into that judgement. There has been zero discussion on what they are striking for, yet everyone feels qualified to judge.

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by smaragdz
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 7844

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

The French really need to get their asses kicked for striking so much and mostly about nothing. They're the most overpaid employees in the world and if you try to cut them back to average they go on strike, same story each time. Really gets me sick. You care to back any of that up? e.g. 'mostly abo...

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by smaragdz
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 63481

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

Wing thickness can be reduced. Ripping off two engines and having two 175,000lb of thrust engines would be drastic, but save weight. Reduce empennage size. Utilize more CFRP. Shrink down landing gear. Airbus and their suppliers have literally thousands of engineers trying to obtain an optimised des...

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by smaragdz
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 33614

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

I am still confused ... they were given a heading of 180. Left, right, whatever. But still, the clearance was heading 180. Why were they flying north? A question for the pro's: how easy would it be to make a 180 degree heading mistake? ie that they believed they were flying heading 180 and lost sit...

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by smaragdz
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France CEO to step aside; new strategy reveal November 3rd
Replies: 39
Views: 7560

Re: Air France CEO to step aside; new strategy reveal November 3rd

In the end the employees must understand that their labor cost are too high Could you give any insight or source that brought you to this conclusion? Have you followed the KLM/Air France case? They aren't competitive in their cost structure. Yes but you specifically stated that it's their labour co...

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by smaragdz
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France CEO to step aside; new strategy reveal November 3rd
Replies: 39
Views: 7560

Re: Air France CEO to step aside; new strategy reveal November 3rd

Dutchy wrote:
In the end the employees must understand that their labor cost are too high


Could you give any insight or source that brought you to this conclusion?

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by smaragdz
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68343

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

777Jet wrote:
awthompson wrote:
The mystery deepens.


It sure does:

'Report: MH370 pilot texted lady friend two days before tragedy'


So the pilot sent a text to a person? This is a groundbreaking development.

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by smaragdz
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68343

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

The INMARSAT data will not bear the weight being placed on it in this discussion. It has not been independently audited, nor have adequate anti-sabotage checks been carried out. No doubt the people drawing conclusions from the raw data acted in good faith. No-one however has checked to see if the d...

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by smaragdz
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171286

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

KarelXWB wrote:
This photo shows where the fire started:

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Anyone know what the flap position is telling us? Is that fully extended or is it at another position?

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by smaragdz
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Staff To Strike From July 27 For Better Working Conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 3092

Re: AF Staff To Strike From July 27 For Better Working Conditions

What a disgrace. Unions are nothing but evil these days. I sure wish KLM would run as far away, as fast as they can from Air France. Absolutely! About 40-50 years out of place I'd say! What the hell do we pay them for anyways? It seems like the folks at AF love to protest. Its a bit like Sabena cre...

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