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by jpiddink
Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10411

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

In my industry, there is a fairly clear definition of ‘safety critical components’, SCC, actually derived from aviation (or so it was presented). SCC components that in an otherwise normally functioning vehicle, could If they failed, reasonably result in a loss of hull and / or threatened the struct...

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by jpiddink
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON

Interesting incident at BON, where last night a 787 on its way to AMS sank through the tarmac after pushback. Article in English: https://www.mbs.news/a/2020/03/dreamliner-sinks-through-the-asphalt-on-bonaire.html Image of the incident: https://nos.nl/l/2325409 Apparently, the plane passed a weak sp...

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by jpiddink
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 9285

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

Interesting development on this otherwise unspectacular event: in the aftermath of the HV airplane stuck on the runway, ATC diverted 12 airplanes to runway 36C and allowed them to land, before they realized the runway wasn’t released for service yet. Radio traffic captured at https://youtu.be/EV-lR4...

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by jpiddink
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31982

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

just listen to any ATC frequency during thunderstorms, heavy traffic load, or even in normal ops. The physical manipulations of the controls can be automated depending on what level of automation the pilot chooses but the decision making is still 100 percent on the crew. True, but why should that d...

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by jpiddink
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Schipol Runways
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

Re: Amsterdam Schipol Runways

That's correct. Additionally, with the North Sea really close by, the winds can come from every direction and be pretty strong. Hence, having runways in all directions helps keeping the airport in operation throughout. Seeing a 747 hovering over the old city centre to land on the shoooort Oostbaan 2...

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by jpiddink
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 98
Views: 19232

Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

From the credible Dutch broadcaster NOS: Airline company Ryanair has to fire eight pilots and pay them millions of euros in damages. The court in East Brabant ruled that. The reimbursements range from 380,000 to 480,000 euros per pilot. Ryanair pilots were unexpectedly told last year that the airbas...

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by jpiddink
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 18504

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Visibly the Dutch move scares the markets because the AF KLM share drops, almost 10% at the opening. Not quite so, stocks have risen 25% since the Dutch govt started acquiring their share last week. The current drop is only reflecting that one agressive buyer has (for now) left the stock market, bu...

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by jpiddink
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 47260

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Needing 2-300 orders for a launch seems a lot, although creating 'orders' via conversions from other orders does help Actually conversions don't help that much. Creating a new XLR version requires some investment in the development, even if it is a rather minor upgrade. New orders that weren't in t...

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by jpiddink
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 36
Views: 15214

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

Back on topic, here's another video. It's interesting to see this angle and the decent frame-rate slow-mo: https://youtu.be/WluOZq-RJik Thanks, that looks like a perfectly normal landing under these circumstances until the very last second. Bear in mind that this 2000m runway was the only one in us...

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by jpiddink
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Royal Visit To The US
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

RE: Dutch Royal Visit To The US

Perhaps slightly off-topic, but is it unusual for a plane to receive a new registration? After all, the KBX stands for Koningin BeatriX, who passed over the throne to her son Willem-Alexander in 2014. A new registration <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-KWA would seem more ap...

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by jpiddink
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Pitches 100 X 748 To Emirates - Part 2
Replies: 111
Views: 23168

RE: Boeing Pitches 100 X 748 To Emirates - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/icramerica" class="quote" target="_blank">icramerica</a>:<br/><i>Boeing will not sell 100 748s at a loss. But they might sell 100 748s at a pric...

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by jpiddink
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Spam Emails Being Sent!
Replies: 8
Views: 433

RE: Spam Emails Being Sent!

Same here, this time with user kojoassociates. Could you please take appropriate action? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> kojoassociates kojoassociates03 _at_ gmail.com via demandmedia.com...

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by jpiddink
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Announce Wifi Pilot On 2 B773 Planes
Replies: 7
Views: 4100

AF/KL Announce Wifi Pilot On 2 B773 Planes

AF/KL have today announced that they will introduce WIFI on board two B773 planes (one each) for a pilot of one year in 2013. Passengers will benefit from in-flight data connection and a dedicated in-flight website. Further introduction into the entire will be decided when the results of this pilot ...

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by jpiddink
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF31 A380 Diverted To DXB Due To Engine Problem
Replies: 73
Views: 28388

RE: QF31 A380 Diverted To DXB Due To Engine Problem

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyhigh%40tom" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>Recently one of my company's A32...

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by jpiddink
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 744 At AMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 5766

RE: Virgin Atlantic 744 At AMS?

An approach over the city centre of Amsterdam usually indicates a landing on runway 22, Schiphol Oostbaan. Another way to approach this runway is following the runway 24 approach, and making a sharp turn just before the end of the Bosbaan rowing course, some 2500m before the beginning of the runway....

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by jpiddink
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Guaranteed First Class Child Free Zone?
Replies: 68
Views: 19259

RE: A Guaranteed First Class Child Free Zone?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/danvs" class="quote" target="_blank">danvs</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Would people who snore be banned, too? May be ...

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by jpiddink
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preselecting Seats - Good Or Bad Thing?
Replies: 27
Views: 6201

RE: Preselecting Seats - Good Or Bad Thing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/XT6Wagon" class="quote" target="_blank">XT6Wagon</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Point is, either make selecting your seat ...

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by jpiddink
Tue May 25, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Tracker For Europe?
Replies: 14
Views: 11223

RE: Flight Tracker For Europe?

Or Casper, I think the graphics are far superior to other sites that I know. You can choose between a free website with a 15 min delay, or you may subscribe for real-time info. <a href="http://casper.frontier.nl/egkk/" target="_blank">http://casper.frontier.nl/egkk/</a> Other airports available on t...

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