Not sure what police weapons has to do with the FAA reviewing crew member interference issues... And that would have been a more-efficient way of me making my point. That said, there's a relationship between people's actions in pubic, writ broadly, and the consequences that they perceive for their ...Jump to post
All US law enforcement has become more punitive and authoritarian. Military surplus war weapons and emptying your clip as SOP. I respectfully disagree.. To the contrary, "All US law enforcement" has basically been stood down into a purely-reactive force, coming in after-the-victim-is-harm...Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:Amazon 767-300F N521AZ filed VCV-MZJ 3PM - 3:54PM after repaint. No idea why it’s going to storage (I assume) rather than going into service.
Airfleets shows an average age of 23.3 year, with 12 out of 127 30 years+. I know that is only a limited guide, but some of these are likely to have a lot of hours/cycles. Roughly how many cycles a year would they be using up. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/11/15/2010-28363/aging-ai...Jump to post
Google is our friend: https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/buffalo/nyc-flight-bound-for-alaska-makes-safe-emergency-landing-in-buffalo/ Nice generic explanation: "Cockpit issue." Whatever. Simple Flying also had an article, but all it did was quote AvHerald and then look through the SDRs t...Jump to post
It’s just insanity that Amazon has chosen to add more fleet to add lines of flying instead of increasing utilization. Even UPS and FX have realized a single out and back per day is not good use of most of their aircraft. They need to up their annual utilization to 1000-1500 cycles soon. They’ll sti...Jump to post
CAM bought N155DL yesterday. A reasonable destiny for these 30-year-old ex-Gulf Air DL birds. In theory, they'll be as old as our favorite DC8-73F (OB-2059-P) by the time they're ready to retire. This gal looks like she was last C-checked in November 2019, about six months before she was wfu and pa...Jump to post
A single person attempting a cockpit breach is usually some drunk moron who thinks he wants to tell the pilot something. Not persuaded that this is anything more than an isolated nitwit. Like the guy years ago who took a dump on the food cart in first class after having too many free cocktails.Jump to post
Reporters reporting all this stuff about the guy not being legal to fly the plane, based on his medical not being current, which they didn't confirm with anyone at the FAA but only got from the online search. Now it turns out he was legal to fly the plane, and I guarantee you there will be minimal r...Jump to post
mark1484 wrote:N865F DC8-63F currently being readied at Willow Run YIP according to some posts on FB. I’m not sure how true the reports are though.
Global Aviation Leasing.
Airbus 321 package freighter showing movement from France to Malta. This tail number, N322WS, is associated to ATSG group. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N322WS/history/20210603/0934Z/LFMT/LMML prior press release https://www.atsginc.com/investors/news-and-events/ir-press-releases/precision-an...Jump to post
MO11 wrote:21 Air bought it in November 2018, then sold to Alta Airlines Holdings in April 2019, which sold it to Jet Midwest in July 2020.
You usually know you have a point when people start commenting on your looks, or your language....or your spelling typos and not the actual subject of your complaint / argument. Quite the opposite with writing. If the writer cannot even spell the airline name and CEO name correctly, it is a fair as...Jump to post
I think all of the discussion of whether the guy's medical was current misses the point. As does the issue of whether he had an IR (which he would have to have had). They're dead. It doesn't matter if there was a rules violation. Unlikely a current medical would have made a difference, and lining up...Jump to post
2eng2efficient wrote:Noshow wrote:It's about the damage not about the age.
The cost to repair will be weighed against the remaining value in use of the airframe, which is indeed a function of age, among other factors/alternatives.
777luver wrote:Max Q wrote:Thats seriously bad damage
Hate to criticize a fellow pilot but what was he or she thinking ?
It’s like they forgot they had wings attached, wasnt even close
You stay on the line
You hate to criticize but you just did
We shouldn't really criticise here. It is a busy time for flight crew. They've only just left the terminal, they've only just started the engines, they'll be busy doing after start check list and setting the aircraft up ready to fly. It is a busy time with lots of distractions and can happen to any...Jump to post
Would those lights posts be designed in a way to minimise damage to the aircrafts in these instances, e.g. a built-in weak point? I have seen car accidents with more damage after hitting posts. Yes. They are frangible, as some of the other photos showed. It snapped at its base as it was designed to...Jump to post
Have y’all heard what other jets will be coming to Amazon for the remainder of this year? Things have seemed to slow down a bit. Or does it just appear that way because more of their contract carriers are in negotiations so information seems to be harder to come by. All I know is three more 763s th...Jump to post
And there was another weird one about a week ago, also from a military contractor, in this case National. Their 757-200 passenger bird, which had been flying like crazy, all of a sudden flew to MDH on 5/18/21 and has just stayed there. Again...weird. And they just reregistered it into a new single ...Jump to post
And there was another weird one about a week ago, also from a military contractor, in this case National. Their 757-200 passenger bird, which had been flying like crazy, all of a sudden flew to MDH on 5/18/21 and has just stayed there. Again...weird. And they just reregistered it into a new single p...Jump to post
So what's the story on SE-RLB, 767-232F LN 56? Looks like it ferried back to Europe from ILN. Heavy check? I thought it was just doing test flights out of ILN. I'm intrigued it's still flying on the old registration, since it is/was due to switch back to N745AX. My impression is that, like its sist...Jump to post
If nothing else, Skybus proved its ability to operate a track charter once or twice a day with virtually zero issues. That may bode well. Of course, with fuel prices going up...aargh! From energy-independent with low fuel prices to (intentionally)-energy-dependent in less than 3 months.Jump to post
Ordered some items from a UK-based web site (that must have a good deal with DHL, because I get free shipping of inexpensively-priced items even though they are coming over the Pond by DHL). Ordered Saturday NY time, stuff was packed and shipped that day, and into the DHL system at East Midlands. It...Jump to post
And it makes a turn while descending at 1400 feet per minute while at an altitude of 5000, while 50 miles south of Fort Stockton, and goes off the grid while not exactly turning towards FST. However, there is no closer airport, major or minor, anywhere in the area. Undoubtedly they did what they exp...Jump to post
Didn't go to Midland. It had a clearance to FST 157/39, it descended to 8000 and canceled IFR. Something hinkey there. Yeah the originally-loaded flight plan had Midland as the destination but only on a weird leg back north, which I assumed was an error, and FA presumed that it had made that turn b...Jump to post
""It started as a consensual prank between me and the other pilot. I never imagined it would turn into this in a thousand years." The pilot fully admits to the act. Why does nobody believe him? Because he never met her before. And because he didn't 'fess up when it happened and say t...Jump to post
At the time there was a lot of denial and "let the facts come out" and such. Now they have. Clearly he had to be offered a deal to tell the "truth". That he tried to say it was a "consensual prank" with an FO that the court said he had never met before is pathetic. Does...Jump to post
Any recent scuttlebutt on one of wjcandee's Peak Season Heroes, N740AX? Appears to have landed at ILN four weeks ago for...something. Didn't see it today when I stopped by. I assumed that she was in for a C-check. (Fingers crossed.) It has been just about 2 years since she had her last one, and tha...Jump to post
CAM bought N152DL and C-GSCA yesterday (these may belong in the DHL pile). It sold N712AX yesterday. Agreed about where the two may be going. About 712AX, I posted elsewhere yesterday wondering what she was up to. She flew to Midland, TX yesterday. I thought maybe CAM got a decent taker for her as ...Jump to post
Gotta have people to build the ULDs to fill those extra flights. The inability to add a 2nd-shift conveyable sort is far from ideal here, and probably won't be possible until Amazon moves out. Staffing is a massive problem right now - they are adding all sorts of employee bonuses for 2nd/3rd-shift ...Jump to post
So here's an interesting one: CAM's sole 767-200 PASSENGER aircraft, N712AX, which has been at ILN for over 4 years since it was rescued from someplace in Asia after sitting there for a year after being parked by Asian Air, is on the move! Off to KMAF (Midland, TX). I have no idea what's up with it....Jump to post
Following on the prior conversation, Amerijet is preparing for delivery of their first 757P2F. It is coming from Avocet, out of Sanford. Yep. Precision used Avocet for the A321 Precision Conversions prototype, and they apparently did a good job, so it makes sense they'll be doing some non-ex-AA Pre...Jump to post
Serious shortage of ULD's at the CVG HUB. Cargo overall has surge all over and it is showing now. A shortage of ULDs is causing a three-week delay? That's insane, and not likely to be the case. That cargo is surging all over doesn't mean that Express shipping should be that dramatically affected. W...Jump to post
The question I have about the supposed CVG "meltdown" is: (a) is it a Sort issue? (b) is it a Lift issue? (c) is it a Customs issue? Presumably, DHL manages to sort what it has to sort every day, or they would be trying some sort of workaround in hours when the facility isn't active. It's ...Jump to post
N233AZ B763 ILN-ARA this morning. For AZ paint maybe? AvEx. Interesting to see CAM spreading the paint work around so much recently, after using Dean Baldwin almost-exclusively for decades. Presumably 233AZ went to paint because 239AZ (formerly 390AA) went into revenue service last night. Thank you...Jump to post
Travaz: n563az and n569az are ahead of it at MEX, and already there over six months. (Arrived 9/23 and 9/28/20, actually, so almost 8 months.) Perhaps the idea is to move it to TLV and put it in an available slot for completion sooner. For all we know, ATSG gave Amazon an open slot reserved by ATSG...Jump to post
UNLESS...ABX gets some newly-converted 763s to fly CMI for DHL. (I know they're expecting to operate at least 2 additional aircraft for DHL this year, and maybe more.) Which ones will Swift get? Hopefully none. But you're right. We're basically dealing with 5 remaining Terrible Twos that we heard a...Jump to post