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by uta999
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It simply comes down to the fact the MAX is a variant gone too far. The engines are the main problem... too big , they throw the center of gravity way off creating all sorts of problems talked about to death in this thread... But all this would have manifested itself in the first few hours of both ...

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by uta999
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Why is the 737-MAX the only aircraft ever to need MCAS? What would a non-MCAS MAX fly like? and could it be any worse than one that has it. Is it simply to mimic the NG in certain flight characteristics? Does it make it safer, easier to fly? Why is removing it completely such an issue? It doesn't wo...

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by uta999
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Two fatal crashes tell you, you are wrong.

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by uta999
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Perhaps in the future, new aircraft certification should be moved from the FAA to a new department at the NTSB. They are far more independent (from Boeing) and into safety than the FAA.

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by uta999
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Plan B (since the grounding) should have been what is involved ($ cost) in turning all the completed MAX a/c back to an NG. It might not be necessary, but five months has already been wasted and it should have been planned for by now. There is now a real possibility the MAX won't fly EVER, or for tw...

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by uta999
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I wonder if plan B, the nuclear option would be to cancel the MAX, and then swap the FAL at Renton to build the Airbus A320/321 NEO.

I am not joking either. Boeing would have to merge with Airbus, things are that bad.

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27372

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Routing Biggin, Epsom then round to 27L, followed by water cannon salute after landing

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27372

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

https://www.youtube.com/c/BigJetTV/live
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Watch the new BA A350-1000 G-XWBA (326) land at LHR here live:

It's due in the next 30 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/c/BigJetTV/live

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27372

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

She is due to depart for LHR in the next few minutes as BA350

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27372

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA Delivered. Jul 27, 2019 British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA was delivered Toulouse – Chateauroux this morning as BA9151. The aircraft is in 56J/56W/219Y configuration and wears White Union Flag with Crest livery. This is the first A350-1000 for the airline. https://www....

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by uta999
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It may turn out to be quicker to re-certify the MAX completely, and as a new model. It’s not as if there is a shortage of planes, pilots and resources. It could even be done in Europe to prove its full independence. The problem now is they are trying to justify its NG breeding, which is proving impo...

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by uta999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

Just rename it NEO. No-one will notice

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by uta999
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is an MCAS type event (accident) more or less likely when the MAX-8 flies empty to a storage airport? Boeing are still flying these new builds around the US daily.

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by uta999
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. I like ...

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by uta999
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 7019

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

For those still banging on about the climate, the local environment, noise and pollution from an expanded LHR. How can it be greener to have an average 20-30 minute delay, both arrivals and departures x 480,000 flights per year? That seems largely forgotten. The third runway is not a massive project...

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by uta999
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some of this thread should be moved to the equivalent Technical/Operations, particularly when discussing the operating system and chips used. I thought that is what it was for.

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by uta999
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What did the two affected (crash) aircraft do in service, that Boeing failed to do in the 18-month long MAX flight test program? If they had to create MCAS in a hurry, then they knew there was a serious problem. I don't believe it was put in simply to make it fly similar to the NG.

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by uta999
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5765

Re: Passenger shaming

It is crazy to me how many people on her whine about the degradation of air travel when they now have the option to pay under $100 air fare regularly or simply pay more for a luxury experience and get a lie-flat bed or something. ^Thissssss!!! :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: It is known for a f...

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by uta999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9279

Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

The 787-8/9/10 appear to be the perfect aircraft. Is it possible to shrink the exact same design to create the 797, in record time to replace the MAX? A scaled down 787 would be 40-50% smaller, with new engines and gear. All other components being scaled down to size, except doors and windows. The c...

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by uta999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15398

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Will the 787-10 be stretched (-11, -12) any further, or does that require new gear/wing/engines?

It seems too near the ground, much like the 737 to get any longer.

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by uta999
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Why was MCAS even designed to kick-in repeatedly at least ten times in quick succession? What if there were terrain involved. A safety feature designed to prevent a stall, would simply commit suicide anyway straight into some hard stuff. What was the point in that? Someone must have thought what if ...

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by uta999
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 306545

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is this whole sorry MAX saga indicative of aircraft design in general? Little has improved over the last 30 years, it just keeps getting worse. A rush to the bottom. Somehow we have gone from the 707/DC-8 to the 747/Concorde, then fallen off a cliff in terms of design and innovation, back to the 197...

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by uta999
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 28
Views: 4423

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

A 4F Airport basically means a plane twice as large as an A380 could land there. The runway is as wide as some are long, though most of it is under weeds and bushes now. https://www.google.com/maps/search/manston+airport/@51.3413025,1.3411481,1968m/data=!3m1!1e3 http://www.skycolors.com/paper_the-ai...

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by uta999
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 370
Views: 103974

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How will Boeing handle the likely 300-400 new-build MAX deliveries, plus the 380 grounded ones back in the air?

That in itself will be a major challenge and could take a year, once the solution is finalised and certified.

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by uta999
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 16140

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Could NG production be restarted if there were some demand from airlines, or will Boeing resist this as a mark of failure/suicide with the MAX?

I am sure there are airlines that just want aircraft quickly, regardless of the tech.

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by uta999
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385180

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Could Boeing not drop MCAS altogether? Could the MAX 8 fly tomorrow without it? Rather than tinker with it for months, simply unplug it.

MCAS seems to be a flawed protection device for something that would simply never happen in normal flight.

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by uta999
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19417

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Boris Johnson has back-peddled big time over Heathrow recently. He knows there is a huge majority (415 / 119) for R3 in parliament. He is likely to remain silent, hoping people will forget the bulldozer statement a few years ago.

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by uta999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385180

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I agree strongly on this one, but a lot of people on this site seem fine with dupeing customers and being untransparent about what aircraft type they're flying on. At the end of the day, whether you think the MAX is safe or not, I don't see why anyone shouldn't support passengers being informed. An...

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by uta999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6632

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

To recover from a Windows failure on boot, login or Trojan issues, use Recovery Mode. If in Windows it is in Control Panel. If you cannot get into Windows 10, restart the computer three times by pressing the power button in for six seconds. This turns the computer off, turn on and repeat three times...

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by uta999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6632

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

At least once or twice a year you should Google " Windows 10 iso " then press Update Now. This installs the latest version (1903) of Windows 10, and sorts out the many update issues people are having. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 You can also use Download Too...

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by uta999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6632

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

https://www.fosshub.com/Classic-Shell.h ... _4_3_1.exe

It then looks and feels like Windows 7 again.
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Windows 10 is fine as long as you download and install Classic Shell

https://www.fosshub.com/Classic-Shell.h ... _4_3_1.exe

It then looks and feels like Windows 7 again.

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by uta999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 751
Views: 129331

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The problem with the 777-X is it is an unknown quantity, too big, very heavy and years into the future before it is delivered and proven. Boeing should have just updated the 77W cheaply years ago, and ignored EK. It also has the very successful 787-8/9/10 biting at it's heals which is a known, light...

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by uta999
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by uta999
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

...anyways, the topic in hand is aviation related, not rail or the election.

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by uta999
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

I thought that the current Government - of which he was a senior member - already approved the expansion. I think it would not be a priority of a new Conservative government either since Brexit delivery and uniting the party for the upcoming election. Boris Johnson is against any Heathrow expansion...

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by uta999
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... me-admits/
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Are you kidding? It has taken ten years not to build build HS2 and around £100 billion for a line that gets as far as north Birmingham!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... me-admits/

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by uta999
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

LHR - PM Boris Johnson

With the likely change of UK PM to Boris Johnson in a few weeks, is Heathrow expansion finally dead? A new Prime Minister, local opposition and various Climate-Change terror groups mean any major new airport project in the UK are likely to stopped in their tracks. What now? Options that should be co...

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by uta999
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66866

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

How can the CASM be on par with an A380, which has four relatively old (15 years) engines, vs two relatively modern dryers on the 777-9X. If it turns out to be similar then that is quite bad surely.

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by uta999
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 31137

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

Where are the 3 new BA 77W coming from and when will they be delivered?

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by uta999
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heli-med rescue went very wrong
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Heli-med rescue went very wrong

https://news.sky.com/video/airlift-resc ... l-11735283
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I'd rather walk to the ambulance!!!

A 74-year-old woman rescued by helicopter after getting injured during a hike on a Phoenix mountain endured a further ordeal when the winch lifting her began spinning.

https://news.sky.com/video/airlift-resc ... l-11735283

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by uta999
Fri May 31, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6471

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

The badly managed events last December at LGW, have played into the hands of these Eco-terrorists. Has any aircraft ever been hit, engine shutdown or crashed, leading to injury or loss of life? NO.

The airflow will probably just divert it around and it will likely crash the drone to the ground.

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by uta999
Fri May 31, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385180

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I believe there is now a 50/50 chance that this will be a long process. If this grounding were to drag on for a year till March 2020, that would leave 800-900 MAX's in need of mods/software, plus training/simulator time. This makes returning that many back to service so much harder.

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by uta999
Thu May 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385180

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48371100
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Grounding likely to be much longer than some believe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48371100

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by uta999
Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8708

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

I would expect any hot war with US / Iran to be over very quickly, similar to Iraq, where the regime fell in a matter of weeks in 2003. However, the peace afterwards will take years, possibly decades. The countries around Iran can probably defend themselves, with some US / Israeli help. The Iranian ...

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by uta999
Tue May 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18029

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

The coachman also didn’t thought the train and the car will make their job redundant but it happened. Next are taxi drivers and train drivers and shortly after them it will be the pilots. The really funny thing that most proponents of automation keep forgetting, is that for an aircraft to truly be ...

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by uta999
Tue May 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18029

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Automation is great when it works. The trouble is it often doesn’t. A huge Ocado distribution center in Andover UK, was totally destroyed by fire, when just one of the 22000 small robots caught fire. How will the single pilot cope with the extra stress, a medical or mental event, failed engine, or f...

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by uta999
Fri May 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 40481

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48308001
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48308001

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by uta999
Thu May 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9464

Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Despite the huge backlog in new orders, particularly NB’s, could the industry actually be facing a 9/11 style depression caused by Climate Change? People generally could start to think, do I need to fly as often. It won’t happen everywhere , but I can see signs of a shift in attitude towards the env...

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