Funny thing is, even the flight engineers gets refused in the UK these days. I’ve been flying out of the UAE to the UK for the last 10 years with flight engineers onboard without any issues. We are operating a private Airbus CJ and we always carry an engineer in case of a maintenance problem. Begin...Jump to post
To all of you who has been on this thread for months talking about pilot proficiency. My personal take on the MAX saga is that Boeing/FAA built and certified a non airworthy aircraft. That should be corrected with a new design, a new evaluation and certification. It might take a few years and a coup...Jump to post
Well, if these “special” Visas are granted for crew, I am with the UK border here if these people are not under a crew contract with the airline. If they are foreigners on a “regular job”, they should just have to apply for a regular visa in order to pass through inmigration and enter the UK. Roste...Jump to post
I don't think there will be a new clean-sheet aircraft before the introduction of several game-changing technologies like 1-pilot flight deck or Ultra-fan-like engines. Obviously, it depends also of Boeing choices. You are well informed. This is actually where things are heading the upcoming years.Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:No, the NCC rule applies to private, “non commercial” operations. FAR121 and 135 is commercial, for hire operations. There is no FAA equivalent to EASA Non Commercial Complex rules.
Hi all, I would appreciate if someone with Private Jet operational knowledge could inform me if the NCC is similar to Part 135? I'm currently researching the differences between the EASA "standard" regulation and the EASA NCC regulation. Would it compare to FAA part 121 and FAA part 135? I...Jump to post
I think that if they were in an NG with intermittent runaway trim or any other type of control issue they most likely could have crashed. I've used the following analogy a few times before - if they were on Autopilot in an NG and it put them into an uncomanded bank 22 times and they didn't think of...Jump to post
Currently flying XFW-DXB.Jump to post
We should seriously open up a topic about worldwide pilot training, minimum requirement(s) and certification process..... I find it strange that this thread is still debating training issues and third world pilot flying ability. These issues have been around for decades, but on a.net it sounds like ...Jump to post
Langwiesche is a very experienced aviator and writer with many years at Atlantic and other publications. Cheap hit there. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche :checkmark: People should do a little research. It's open season on messengers these days: shoot first and ask questions lat...Jump to post
It’s sad to see how this thread is polluted with misinformation. It’s also laughable that posters are still continuing to blame the pilots for these events. The third pilot who saved the day was in the jump seat. That’s very different from being upfront handling a situation. I’ve been conducting che...Jump to post
The new SAS livery looks amazing. I’m for one very happy that the red/orange is gone from the livery. The big title with the SAS logo is great too, since the silver color makes it more discreet and elegant. Besides having a blue tail, I fail to see any comparison with the boring German cargo airplan...Jump to post
I see that in the WSJ article overnight regarding the JATR - at the end the journalist states that they have heard that Canada will require SIM training before plane gets back in the air and that EASA will likely require a 3rd sensor at some point (potentially retroactively installed after the plan...Jump to post
I read here that a lot of posters believe that the FAA could re-certify the MAX alone (for US operators only). I find that very hard to believe. The FAA will be the first to re-certify the MAX for sure, but that will be done after checking with their counterparts around the world that they will do t...Jump to post
Their 2nd quarter numbers will be interesting to see as well.[/quote] Without starting a flame war about program accounting. Would it be possible for Boeing to make a program accounting scheme for the B737 MAX program (since they have a huge backlog), in order to keep Wall Street “calm” for Q2, Q3, ...Jump to post
Yes AA, WN and and UA sent union and management pilots to Boeing. Shouldn't Boeing invite some "third world pilots" to determine if their fix is also good for the rest of the world . . . ? I get your sarcasm, but in a way, if they are sure about their fix they should actually invite other...Jump to post
It's clearly arrogant to assume that professionally trained people would put their families at risk. You think that US pilots are stupid or something? That they they didn't follow procedures when something was not right? Just think what you are writing and stop with accusations until ALL FACTS are ...Jump to post
After all these years, it’s interesting to see that after every plane crash there’s always a discussion about the crews flight hours. That being said nobody talks about the quality of these flight hours. I’ve been flying for the last 20 years pretty much worldwide with all kind of nationalities, fli...Jump to post
Regardless of the grounding is warranted or not, I believe some heads should roll at Boeing’s PR department. I’ve never seen such lousy communication for such a big company. Even the FAA is eerily quiet. That’s the main reason for the grounding in my opinion. I’m also surprised of the risk the Ameri...Jump to post
Dieuwer wrote:Boeing will be screwed too. Unless they start to give their planes away, what (Asia, European) nation will buy their planes again, considering that abominable public relations behavior by Boeing?
With india being the latest to ban Max, FlyDubai remains the only major operator flying the Max other than NA Very strange to see FlyDubai and the GCAA not following Oman and instead continuing to operate as usual. Especially after the recent FZ981 crash, I would have thought they would be more cau...Jump to post
From the sources I have in Ethiopian who were following the 737- 8MAX departure.
Normal takeoff performed.
Once airborne, they reported to the tower they were experiencing unreliable airspeed and requested immediate return.
Last information was that the airplane was uncontrollable.
I can not comment on the environmental issues. As other posters have mentioned, the Dash 8 has quite good capabilities. Widerøe has been flying the Dash 8 to short runways in mountainous areas for decades. To mention a few of their destinations over the years: Narvik, ENNK 965m; Svolvær ENSH 946m, S...Jump to post
Pilots have background checks. They have medicals. They have peers who can report them if they have suspicions. That didn't stop LAM, Germanwings, possibly MH370. However all of the training in the world doesn't help when someone goes rogue on you and there's no way to stop them. I 100% agree with ...Jump to post
It's not about 'handling' a suicidal pilot though. It's about one person not being able to completely lock themselves in and take a plane down. If there's nobody else with them then there is nothing you can do. The door cannot be breached. Emergency codes don't work if the suicidal one has locked t...Jump to post
In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. Exactly my thoughts. Investing in a project where you only own 50% is no...Jump to post
Every time there is an accident/incident in aviation, regulatory authorities tries to find solutions in order to mitigate these events from happening again. That's all good.That being said, the problem in my opinion with the two-person cockpit rule is that there is not enough knowledge about mental ...Jump to post
Sad to see this interesting thread turned into meaningless personal attacks..... I’m happy the authorities leave it to the operators to decide what’s best for them. I’m personally not a big fan of the two-person cockpit rule. The person (purser, cabin crew, dead-head crew, company official etc.) rep...Jump to post
It seems like the Airbus 350-1000 test aircraft MSN 65 & 71 has officially been transferred to French Bee and Virgin Atlantic respectively. Does these mean Airbus only have one A350-1000 test aircraft left? Still no news regarding the fate of the A350-900 test aircrafts? MSN 2, 3 & 4 still t...Jump to post
Agreed that safety should be the first priority. The main problem still remains though. Airport and runway congestion at IST is difficult to handle without causing major delays. Once runway 05 is unusable for landing for whatever reason; departing and landing traffic at IST requires longer seperatio...Jump to post
MSN 221 (PR#1) sporting its final regs (RP-C3501). Contractual delivery may happen this week MSN 226 (GS#1) online on the flightline this evening MSN 231 (CA#3) RTO complete. First flight scheduled for Friday Looking forward to see the first Tanjin Airlines A350!! Still mentioned as JJ#9 on the pro...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer, I don’t deny there are green airplanes which are refurbished as you have mentioned, but from my experience (6 years negotiating ACJ’s & BBJ’s) it usually ends up much more complicated, time consuming and in the end more expensive. I have never entered negotiations about a green Boei...Jump to post
Thank you for opening the subject keesje. I considered opening the subject myself for the last 5 month, but felt too lazy about it. I also see a great potential for the ACJ321LR (especially for smaller governments in Africa/Asia), but so far it's very quiet from Airbus. I have a feeling the ACJ321LR...Jump to post
Geoff1947 wrote:UAEflyer wrote:Is there a A350CJ in the pipeline? For who ?
Yes, there is one in the Airbus orderbook. Don’t know who ordered it or when it will be built.
The most isteresting development regarding this topic is that HA has been allocated 2 production slots according to KarelXWB in the A330neo production/delivery thread. Does that confirm the order, or is it still possible that HA would cancel at this stage?Jump to post
I tried to find on internet but not very successful. Does anyone know the list price difference between the A321Neo and the A321NeoLR? Thanks.Jump to post
Would be great for the B777X. Meanwhile they are parking dozens of B777. I guess Saudi will never make any sense.Jump to post
This thread has quickly turned into a potential MOM aircraft vs a re-winged A321NEO(LR). Could someone with more knowledge in the matter explain to me why United wouldn't order the A321NEO? Is their route network, fleet planning, finance, relation to Boeing etc. that much different from for instance...Jump to post
Not to be too picky, but many of the A320 family ACJ operators use tail tanks. It actually improves the aerodynamics, fuel consumption as well as the CoG for takeoff and landing. This must be a very secret aftermarket mod. ACJ are fitted with tanks in the cargo holds. I have seen an A319 with six t...Jump to post
The LR can be operated without the added ACT's or with 1, 2 or 3 ACT's. without the extra tanks the added cargo capacity at the higher MTOW could be an advantage for more profit. In Europe the fees will be higher, but if you can sell the cargo it will offset it. Allowing you to operate only 1 versi...Jump to post
BBJ is the business jet division of Boeing. It’s used for all Boeing aircraft (737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787). Not sure about 727 and below though. ACJ is the equivalent corporate division for Airbus. Ranging from 318 to 380. That being said, most people associate the BBJ to the 737-700 and the ACJ t...Jump to post
[quote="chiawei"]Bombardier has over $5 billion in direct handout from Canadian government since 2000 and has paid $0 back.
Sounds like a Canadian way of program accounting to me.
Any chance the A330 Neo might come back on the table? The A330 ceo worked quite well for them as far as I know. For sure, the B787/A350 has newer and more efficient technology, but I think Airbus could definitely make EK a good offer for the A330 Neo and boost up the program.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Pay low dollar for crews, get low dollar outcomes.
Is there still time to convert most of the 737-9 max orders if the max 10 gets announced? The second hand value of a 737-9 max will drop significantly if the max 10 gets the go ahead. I guess no airline would want to hold on to a 737-9 max if that happens...Jump to post
Anyone has any news on Turkey's action regarding this? Usually, Turkey is close to Saudi Arabia and very much against Iran in its foreign policy. If Turkey would close their airspace (and Ukraine still not open), QR could pretty much shut down all flights to Europe and a majority of the US....Jump to post
Who is looking forward to a statement from Al Baker. For once he has a reason to complain.....Jump to post