As well-illustrated by this highly-informative exchange: A) Pilots make mistakes all the times... And, this might even happen to pilots from US military forces sometimes... The discussion here has moved entirely into the fanciful and pure speculation, largely devoid of facts (except for those few p...Jump to post
alasizon wrote:A) Pilots make mistakes all the times...
Are all these aircraft undelivered? Is it possible that some of them have already been handed over to their customers but that for some reason the delivery flight is actually postponed? At least in this Facebook post from Erfurt Airport they are still on the German register. But I was told by someo...Jump to post
...and according to some news outlets there are 15 more in RLG.
Source (German only and behind paywall, sorry): Ostsee-Zeitung
Airbus has been parking A320 from their Hamburg FAL at various German regional airports, should be ~40 aircraft in total. Idk if XFW is already full. I know that ERF is used for storage by Airbus. On a photo from a Erfurt ballooning club at Facebook I count 23 A32X in different airline colours. htt...Jump to post
I assumed oil was something to do with it considering even today it’s their biggest export. For TAP there would have naturally been a market through historical ties but for SABENA and UTA I assume there was some kind of market for them to travel there, and for me oil seemed most likely. Main produc...Jump to post
BTW, the official investigation report blames the crew for not continueing the take off. But after the end of the GDR some ex-Interflug people raised their voices claiming the official report would not give the full picture. They said with 60,5t TOW the plane was overloaded for the actual conditions...Jump to post
I don't think that oil was that much of a business in that time. At least the activities of Interflug did not have that much to do with oil. East Germany had some military aid and development aid activities in the region in the late 70ies and 80ies. They supported the MPLA-government in Angola as we...Jump to post
...You should not believe everything the media reports about Russia in the free world... I do not believe in media reports. I gather information, if possible from different sources. I assess those information according to my knowledge and my past experience. And then I form my opinion. Which may ch...Jump to post
Antotov had the misfortune of being on the wrong side of the border when the Soviet Union fell apart, left in the most politically corrupt nation on the planet. I'd have a hard time to decide on which side of that border there is more poltical corruption. Corruption indices of independent organisat...Jump to post
The original opening plan... Dear ua900, You are a moderator. You should set a positive example. You may be fully correct in the financial and operational aspects you describe. I can even understand if you are disgusted by the whole Berlin airport story. So am I. But please think about the wording ...Jump to post
I would expect the NZ flights are taking home people that had an booking with NZ/SQ. NZ had allot of connections to Europe via USA/Aisa which most of those transits aren’t doable right now. I was under the impression the NZ flights to Frankfurt were contracted by the German government, and therefor...Jump to post
Swedish regional airline BRA Braathens Regional Airlines goes into administration to avoid bankruptcy and applied for reconstruction. They stopped flying and let go most of their 600 employees. They want to start flying again after the summer. I wish them all the best, but I have my doubts. Sources:...Jump to post
Who actually pays for these repatriation flights? Pax themselves or the government organising the flights? Translated from the webpage of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt): Nobody has to make an advance payment. However, those affected will have to bear a share of the costs stipulated in...Jump to post
According to the German embassy in Wellington 6000 Germans registered for repatriation flights from Auckland and 4700 from Christchurch. First flight to start tomorrow afternoon with NZ. Source: https://wellington.diplo.de/
There is nothing on the LH webpage yet.
No, it is just that in some countries certain English words used in a certain context, have a completly different meaning then in others or to what a foreigner would expect. And sometimes there is very little awareness in these countries that their use and interpretation of the English language is a...Jump to post
Time for that inner tire to be changed anyway, cord is showing badly... Did the engine explosion cut a brake line? What's that puddle of fluid? The worn tire could be a direct result of the heavy braking at RTO. As you can see in the picture it left some rubber on the runway. And do we know if they...Jump to post
Hi all, from reading the discussions here I have the feeling a lot of people still do not understand the situation. In the end it doesn't matter anymore if one or the other country closes its borders. Or if this or the other flight is cancelled.The demand is not there anymore and the virus spread ar...Jump to post
Or directly from the source: https://www.itb-berlin.de/en/Extrapages/HealthInfo/Jump to post
For those mentioning rules to get around this: yes, you could ban fluids in the cockpit during ops. You can't ban the cleaning crews from having liquids with them to do their job, the frost melting after after cold soak, etc, etc. I didn't say the those rules should be the final solution, but they ...Jump to post
... I didn't say what I said for the fun of it. All true and fine and I agree that a better permanent solution should be found and probably will be found. But what I can't understand: Do pilots really need a sip of liquid every few seconds to survive and fullfill there duties? I am an engineer and ...Jump to post
"Hundreds of British citizens being flown back to the UK from Wuhan tomorrow will be put in quarantine for two weeks." Government has just said. I was on work assignments in foreign places before. I just try to imagine what I would do if I got in such situation, e.g. being a stranger stuc...Jump to post
And it is Polish Aviation Group (PGL), owner of LOT.
Press release here: https://condor-newsroom.condor.com/de/d ... er-condor/
According to planespotters.net, D-AAAU & D-AAAV have been scrapped in August 2019 at Schwerin (SZW). Those were the last 2 of 5 that were parked there. The other 3 were ferried to TEV & AUH. Does anyone have pictures of the scrap process? Was not able to find something... Better than pictur...Jump to post
Amiga500 wrote:Possibly - I don't know how the doors would impact on the floor rails to that extent though? [are the doors much thicker than the fuselage frames?]
Cool. One question though: Why does it have a German registration? I know that there is a company in Dresden who do P2F conversions but I doubt that they have a second base in Singapore. ST Aerospace owns the majority of shares of Elbe Flugzeugwerke Dresden. The minority owner is Airbus. Source (in...Jump to post
Just don't forget that Sri Lanka is a veritable upmarket vacation destination for Europeans and has been for years. There were daily flights with UL (and LH codeshare) from FRA before until the ME3 killed that business. Great if UL tries again. Some people I know would really appreciate this.Jump to post
I don't know about the America's but I think Braathens is your best chance if you want to fly a 146/RJ in Europe. Yep, I was on one two years ago between GOT and VBY. And they still fly for Braathens, mostly between MMX and BMA it seems. At least I found two active birds on that line a few minutes ...Jump to post
So where did these more then 2 Mio. passengers come from? Per some statistics, 1.2 Mio. passengers switched from airplane to rail, and 1 Mio. passengers switched from cars & coaches to rail. Railway marketshare doubled from 23% to 46%, while airline market share dropped from 48% to 30%. https:/...Jump to post
sciing wrote:MSN 78, D-AIPE is on its last flight.
I think it's pretty clear what climate change does, but the elimination of domestic flights could lead to at least two scenarios: 1. everyone who took the flight before changes to train service. This is what our politicians would like to believe. 2. everyone who took the flight before changes to us...Jump to post
Below is the average summer schedule for MUC to TXL. 22 flights (one way), with 4 operated by U2 and the rest operated by LH. Similar schedule for the TXL to MUC leg. ... This is the 8th busiest domestic route in Europe and it's on a steady rise since 2011 according to Wikipedia . According to Wiki...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:It will deliver the freshest Dresdner Striezel christmas cake speciality ever to Australia for sure.
https://dresdenmutti.com/2018/12/20/str ... n-dresden/
The FAA press release says: The FAA alleges Lufthansa operated the flights into and out of San Diego International and Philadelphia International airports when it knew it lacked FAA authorization to do so. Foreign airlines can only conduct scheduled flights into and out of airports that are listed i...Jump to post
Maybe I live in a dream world. But somehow I just can't imagine that Lufthansa operated these flights knowingly violating FAA regulations. So either someone really made a bad mistake and overlooked something important in the paperwork and those flights were operated in good faith that everything was...Jump to post
Anybody can explain why the customized structure (on the photo below) carrying the empty remaining body of the dead SKA aircraft has been granted that many wheels (72 apparently) vs the original aircraft which I guess was much much heavier ? Strange no ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/...Jump to post
Not only the production of an A380 seems to be a huge challenge, even dismantling an A380 needs some additional efforts.. as one can see from this vehicle under MSN 003's fuselage... :-/ That's just a SPMT or Self Propelled Modular Transporter, the industry standard for moving heavy and oversized l...Jump to post
You are correct that Germany has in fact generated a large amount of wind energy... they also found that you cannot have more than about 20% of your energy from wind due to the way its output changes as the wind changes. I am in a dilemma somehow. I don't want to further derail the thread, but I al...Jump to post
When cars and everything else goes electric, how can aviation compete? in 10 years around half of the cars will be electric and super cheap to drive, why would anyone pay to fly under 500km? Where is all that electricity going to come from. The only substantial environmental waste gas emission free...Jump to post
But on board a ship, all the crew have defined safety duties in the event of an incident requiring evacuation of the ship, not just the deck crew. Cabin stewards, chefs and so on do have duties in connection with issuing lifejackets and handling lifeboats. There simply wouldn't be enough people on ...Jump to post
Yes, one can choose to blame the conditions and likely not participate in that market. I worked for a German company producing telecommunication devices supposed to be operated in a controlled environment. The devices of our customers in India had a much higher failure rate than those of all other ...Jump to post
The guidance of the law is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aircrew-crm02/aircrew-crm02 It's pretty clear that it's just for actual working safety based cabin crew, it's more surprising that it's been overlooked until now. Easiest solution is just to get UK (or maybe for awhile EU) ...Jump to post
The lakeshore limited and the Capitol Amtrak trains run across the top of Ohio to Chicago every evening. We do have rail option Amtrack in the USA just people don’t like them. The Cardinal runs Cincinnati to Chicago 3 days a week. Come on, that is not a transport option, that is a sightseeing tour....Jump to post
I read recently that the leisure cruises docking at Barcelona port cause more pollution to the city than the millions of cars in the city itself! So why isn’t nobody targeting leisure cruises? (Which are largely unnecessary). Aviation is a necessity so it is easy to target/tax. On top at least in E...Jump to post
BRG the airport is capable of handling the 787. What perhaps wasn't made clear is that UA does not allow people who have not been trained/certified by UA to handle their 787s. Has nothing to do with the airport and everything to do with requirements set forth by UA. Way to go to make your lifes com...Jump to post