This truly look like someone with an ax to grind, a disgruntled employee (same difference) or just something slinging $h!t out there and see what sticks... If he is a "disgruntled employee", what does it matter? Do you think a disgruntled employee can get the FAA to punish Boeing through ...Jump to post
Ever think to ask a customer coordinator first? GECAS and Boeing have a contractual agreement, as does the airline with GECAS. This agreement will cover everything, including who is responsible for inspections. Just because this airplane is worked differently then what you are used doesn't mean that...Jump to post
South America is a surprisingly unserved market from YVR. The excellent range of destinations via most US hubs would be the primary competition I'd guess. Lima seems an odd first choice given there's no obvious Peruvian community in Vancouver nor any obvious mining or other industry synergy. Good l...Jump to post
He never said it's a bad aircraft. You guys are all flaming him. He simply said it's not worth it for his airline. A standard NEO will do just fine. Maybe he needs to step a side and let the ANet experts run his airline.Jump to post
Haha... Shows how unhealthy we are here in the states, debating sugary beverages.
Only few mentioned the loss of bottled water. I believe this to be the true travesty here. Will have to tanker my water.
Any thing out of the pitcher can potentially be out of the airplane.
I would say that from second level of management and up, there are issues with safety compliance. The rank in file employees and 1st level managers want to produce a safe product. 2nd level and up only think of $$$ and schedule. Don't think for a NY minute that once the ban is lifted that there will...Jump to post
hmmwv wrote:Airbus getting work done at PAE, that's an interesting sight.
GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:Has MCAS been installed yet?
I'm fairly confident that WN will not be paying a single dime to Boeing until these planes are released and in revenue service. Still not convinced that the MAX will ever be allowed to fly again in certain regions/countries. Money changes hands to take deliveries. A little dramatic on them not be a...Jump to post
Taking a step back, maybe there are enough people with the right skills, but they do not report to the right, independent employer. No, take a step back and accept that these are human beings who have lives and need jobs. If you want the government to have these employees on staff, then go right ah...Jump to post
https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2019/03/11/air-europa-cabin-crew-caught-in-shoot-out-in-venezuelas-capital-caracas/ It seems that they were surrounded by motorcycles on way to the hotel. The crew van made it to the hotel where the security staff engaged the robbers in a shoot out. Air Europa has ...Jump to post
Most likely the vacuum generator wasn't functioning. It creates the level of vacuum needed for the system to properly function when the aircraft is below 16,000 ft. As you said, not a big deal. Aha, there is the cause. Does that system affect anything other than the lavatories? The vacuum system dr...Jump to post
I was on N103DU today. Pilot came out to the boarding area and announced that the lavs (all 3) wouldn't be functional until 16,000 feet due to some kind of a pressure issue with all the toilets. Not a big deal I guess, just a mild inconvenience. Most likely the vacuum generator wasn't functioning. ...Jump to post
Sounds a lot worse than the bins just not closing. https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1103753337630085121 Let me explain how this works, I don't have a horse in this race but have made a living taking planes to repair stations. Union airline takes aircraft to nonunion shop. Aircraft returns t...Jump to post
Byrdluvs747 wrote:Sounds like another example of Dougie's tripping over dollars to pick up dimes. I wonder how much this will cost the airline.
Considering how many 738s are in the fleet - I hope that the issue is isolated enough that it does not significantly disrupt flight operations. Can anyone confirm that the same manufacturer/design - was also installed on the Max-8s? IIRC the Oasis interior being retrofitted to the 737-800s is virtu...Jump to post
Reading this thread is like listening to the audio of a streaming football game where high school-aged kids speculate on all sorts of stuff they know nothing about and the guys who are professional coaches can't get a word in edgewise to say what is really happening. 20 pages in, finally a respecta...Jump to post
Some of the OTS airplanes are lightning strikes.
Unless the union is responsible for those too .....
https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/02/26/bri ... continues/
May 777X is not out of picture.
No need for 330NEO with A359 and 787 fleet.
I forget what freedom it's called, but as far as the US is concerned those are illegal. You can't do YVR-DTW-YUL or BOS-YYZ-SEA, or even SFO-MEX-MIA or SJD-IAH-CUN. An airline can't but a passenger can. If it cheaper to fly SEA-XXX on East coast via any Canadian city, what's to stop me. (On a Canad...Jump to post
source: http://fraaviation.forumieren.de/t18881-d-aifa#83468 Taken down a peg or two :-) and I suppose FraPort would like to see it vanish reasonably fast. Someone urgently needed a piece of window belt ? ( or was that done to have easy access to unwieldy cabin monuments? ) That hole is to remove m...Jump to post
marcelh wrote:SEPilot wrote:How do they still get insurance? Or do they fly without it? If I were an insurance agent and they asked for insurance I would laugh at them.
Maybe ask Southwest.....
I have to say ... crap like this happens all the time in the US too. But no one here is lynching WN the way JT is here. Actually been several years since JT had a hull loss that was actually their fault. The final report on last hull loss isn't out. Spotty maintenance and airmanship are actually th...Jump to post
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Transport Canada Certification and familiarisation.
Westjet B-787 was delivered to YYC on January 17th and departed to YYZ on January 18th. According to R-24 the aircraft has not flown since and has yet to operate its first revenue flight. My understanding was that it would commence scheduled operations on February 8th on YYZ-YYC-YYZ. I am now heari...Jump to post
SXDFC wrote:What are the red marks on YR? It appears on the nose gear of YR has some red smears.. Is that perhaps blood?
The aircraft was unairworthy. It never should have flown. Blame MCAS all you want, but the system was broken. Any critical system that’s unairworthy is unsafe and if you don’t fix it you’re on the disaster count down. Imagine the scenario where you have four engine flameouts in a row due to fuel co...Jump to post
So was the aircraft fixed in LA or ferried to MSP or ATL for repairs?
They are still one the Delta maintenance program?
I am told they failed their table top certification last month. Does anyone know why? You were told incorrectly because the government was shut down last month. There were no table top exercises until this past week. One of us is wrong. My source is good. There was a big scramble on the maintenance...Jump to post
I’m surprised HA is going to single aisle Airbus on these same routes they will be competing with WN. I prefer the larger A330 for flights 5+ hours and HA had this advantage but is giving it up? Seems to me HA would have attracted customers like me who don’t want to fly in a 737/A320. Perhaps I’m a...Jump to post
There was a pertinent quote on AVHerald that I'm posting below as it seems this individual knows what they're talking about: It appears that the Beam Hanger disconnected from the Beam Hanger Fitting. On a 4 month aircraft, my first suspicion is assembly error at the Beam Hanger to Hanger Fitting jo...Jump to post
There is one scenerio that would be a exception that I believe everyone is missing. If a ETOPS system had been worked on or disturbed that required a ETOPS verification flight instead of scheduling a test flight with a empty plane they could schedule it to operate a non ETOPS route(s) until which i...Jump to post
@747whale. I think/hope you left off a smile. So back to the question. Does seat pitch get larger at the back as the fusilage narrows or is it the opposite? At what point does it change? expat92 No smile, and not tongue in cheek. I've never heard of seat pitch, neither as a mechanic or pilot. What'...Jump to post
The only route I've been seeing HA's 767 fly on a regular basis is SMF-HNL now, after SJC-HNL switched to an A21N on January 1. SMF-HNL switches to an A330 on January 8. After then, is there any other assignments for their 767 fleet, or will they be retired, and if so, are there any ceremonies plan...Jump to post
I don't think that should be a significant concern. These are planes operating in a developed country to developed countries, all with stringent safety standards. Their maintenance procedures would have been maintained properly since losing certification or developing an unsafe rep would absolutely...Jump to post
My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if th...Jump to post
Spain, Italy or Marseille France? All unsafe for diversion if you didn't want to land in Africa?
As a former flight mechanic, current HMV rep who flies up front a lot, I'm with the professionals here.
Seems like Delta's good for at least one of these a year on its Pacific 767 fleet. Can't imagine how much it costs them to fix and repo the airframes and people but it must be less than shelling out for new airframes. Hard to believe, especially with escalating fuel prices. Built in 2001. But it's ...Jump to post
https://www.cntraveler.com/story/jetblue-founder-david-neeleman-on-new-airline Very lengthy article about this new venture I very much enjoyed that read. It sounds like a plan for 3 or 4 classes of service. (ULCC, Y, domestic first, lie-flat). How are they going to reconfigure seasonally? It sounds...Jump to post