The oil is a preservative to prevent corrosion.Jump to post
Nurse qualified flight attendants- is that not returning to the past?
I agree that greater health awareness needs to come into focus, but I suspect in 18 months and beyond as things come back to life when a vaccine is readily available, it will be business as usual until the next pandemic.
I fly SEA-LIM 6 times a year.
Most often leaving from YVR is minimum 400-600 USD cheaper. The best part is many times connect in Houston to a United flight.
My understanding is ET is charging a premium for these charters. My sister helps in Peace Corp logistics and she said the flights were not cheap.Jump to post
I don't think is such a big deal yet. the airline claims that the 2xA320 are undergoing D-checks before returning to the lessors, lately Interjet has been receiving brand new A320NEO and getting rid of old A320CEO The concerning part is that apparently lessors are getting nervous according to the a...Jump to post
To what I said six days ago - even though visits are scheduled long in advance - most are being cancelled at outsourced MRO facilities. The market has dried up in a week. Most facilities are down sizing and hoping to survive on storage for now. Shame. Most of my work was to be new deliveries this ye...Jump to post
What i am seeing at the two repair stations on opposite ends of the US I visited in the last days is this: They are preparing to be storage yards. The planes that are in for heavy check are being completed and then disinfected if they leave. The other scheduled maintenance is not showing up. This ma...Jump to post
N409AZ is going to RFD for a gear change at AAR. Not going into service just yet. Thanks for that update! I do remember somebody mentioning that it was going to need a gear change soon; I was overzealous to think it was going back into service! Also interesting that it's getting the gear change at ...Jump to post
Topics always go off course and end up in an A vs B discussion. Airlines are ultimately responsible for lavs and galleys. Both aircraft mfg demonstrators have normal pitch and lavatories. It’s the airlines who demand 4 across in 777 and 3x3x3 in A330 and tiny lavs and galleys. Wish these discussions...Jump to post
I read the article on CNN.com and I think the report is inaccurate when they stated that the flight time from JFK to LHR was about 2 hours shorter than normal. I dont think the flight takes more than 6 hours on that route. I actually flew IAD to LHR in about 6 hours in the past. It takes about 7 ho...Jump to post
Isn't it for the slide since it isn't physically connected to the door? First are we talking about the OverWING Emergency Exits? I don't recall a squib for those exits. You pop the latch and manhandle the exit. The slide is activated just like the door slides. A cable pulls the pin on the inflation...Jump to post
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