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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50879

Re: KLM considers A321 order

* Because KLM nor Transavia has ever flown with the A320-series aircraft (maybe a lease once of 1 plane?) they don't have trained pilots so they would need to retrain all of their 737-pilots which also costs a lot of money Airbus typically adds type ratings to each plane they offer an airline to re...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56351

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

I'm surprised the pilots don't have a scope clause that prevents QF from starting another airline and outsourcing their flying. I'm also surprised that it is legal to negotiate directly with members of a bargaining unit, which would be totally illegal in Canada.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15881

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

My issue with the 787 shades is how HOT they get, along with much of the surrounding side wall. It can be almost scalding if you are on the sunny side of the airplane. No good for sleep either since the wall is too hot to lean against.

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion
Replies: 28
Views: 8456

Re: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion

Almost five hours on the ground would be an unusually long time for a medical situation. Could have been both. Divert for medical and then something breaks on the ground. Or it could even be as simple as having to re stock the O2 and EMK and dealing with finding 3rd party mtc to sign the logbook wh...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination
Replies: 56
Views: 8372

Re: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination

JetBlue could provide EK feed in BOS/NYC by flying from Canadian cities that EK can't get their hands on. Westjet already does this providing lift to YYZ. No need to cross into the USA to connect to EK either. https://www.emirates.com/ca/english/destinations_offers/travel_beyond/travel-partners/wes...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl
Replies: 61
Views: 2308

Re: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl

I would love to see Idris Elba, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Mark Dacasos play Bond. Or a woman. What I think would be even funner though is to play Bond as a boorish Sean Connery Bond person in a modern world who has to realize that he can't just Macho is way out of difficult situations. It ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112290

Re: The WestJet Thread

New route is YYC-FCO, it's showing bookable on the website. What a weird schedule. Ops on days 456. For a city of around 1.5 million, the breadth of international (especially transoceanic) destinations is unmatched anywhere else. How much more can YYC realistically sustain? You don't need YYC to su...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112290

Re: The WestJet Thread

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New WestJet ad meanwhile

https://youtu.be/isOwg1x9-rg

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21294

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aicrafts?

It is also very hot when the tinting is high. Passenger comfort and experience is not as good.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19344

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

They could help by working the radios, but the other pilot would be in command and do the flying.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13909

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Sad to see the "baby rockets" go. SAS was at one time the world's largest user with 30 aircraft in the fleet. They placed their order at the same time as Southwest I believe, but Southwest changed to the 700. The 600 version was unfortunately "wrong for its time" It was meant as...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13909

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Got to ride in a WestJet 737-600 a couple of years ago. I don't think they'll be holding onto them for too much longer - it looked fairly tired. I'm guessing they'll keep the -600s going until the MAX is back in service, but I can't imagine they'll be there much longer than that. The -600 always ha...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34513

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Dorian Is set to hit Halifax as a Cat 2 according to the latest models/predictions, I imagine YHZ will be announcing cancellations soon. I wouldn't play with this storm, I've been through many Hurricane but the pictures from the Bahamas seem more like Japan in 2011 than a Hurricane. How adept is Ca...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6
Replies: 27
Views: 6901

Re: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6

I'm surprised they are retiring 737s. Are they sourcing 738s from anywhere to cover the gap, or just going without and shrinking capacity? I would imagine they don't have a choice but to retire these planes. Retirements are usually timed to occur at the next heavy check due. WN outsources all of it...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6
Replies: 27
Views: 6901

Re: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6

I'm surprised they are retiring 737s. Are they sourcing 738s from anywhere to cover the gap, or just going without and shrinking capacity?

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Re: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders

Thank you. I guess that's the problem with the omnibus threads.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders

By suspend do the mean cancel or just put on hold for now? Source: https://www.airlive.net/china-southern-airlines-suspends-its-order-of-64-boeing-737maxs/ Speaking at a breakfast briefing in London, UK and Ireland key account manager Dean Saxby said the airline has 26 of the aircraft in its fleet. ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?
Replies: 5
Views: 2605

Re: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?

It probably uses control tabs, the same way an MD series aircraft could have flight controls pointing every which way due to wind. Once the airspeed builds the surface goes neutral and then the control tabs control it. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=735557 see that thread for more a...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664322

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This isn't good. Boeing knew about MCAS risk before the crashes. NEW YORK:  Even before the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes claimed 346 lives, Boeing flight tests had revealed problems similar to those encountered by pilots on the ill-fated 737 MAX flights. Company officials learned that it...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112290

Re: The WestJet Thread

Fair. I was thinking 50% off the market rate, but yes I guess 2 for 1 also is 50%, just didn't think about it like that, was thinking about the market rate.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112290

Re: The WestJet Thread

I will defer to all the various experts out there, all of whom have intimate, insider knowledge of everything that’s ever occurred in the business in Canada. I don’t think you’ll find too many unhappy WJ shareholders out there. It’s been a heck of a run, for some from 25 cents to over $104. Anyone ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112290

Re: The WestJet Thread

Did not know that. Up until a few months ago the plan was to part her out. Her return to GECAS has been delayed a couple of months as well, so I’m going off of less than perfect information. I wonder if she was returned with the airstairs that were pulled out years ago? It’s done. Grounded as of mi...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 17275

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Aren't airlines governed by federal law in the USA? State and local employment laws don't apply? That's how it is in Canada anyway.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3106

Re: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?

The MAX winglets actually look very different to the scimitar winglets on the NG. The only thing that is the same is that one part goes up and the other down. The angles, sizes and shapes of those parts are very different. “Other than the fact they look basically the same, they look very different....

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3106

Re: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?

The MAX winglets actually look very different to the scimitar winglets on the NG. The only thing that is the same is that one part goes up and the other down. The angles, sizes and shapes of those parts are very different.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27824

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

I really like Boeing, but in the last 6 months they've showed themselves to be extremely petty. Actually, there were serious quality issues with the NG, just didn't get much attention. Parts from suppliers not meeting spec; then falsified, for poorly corrected and still installed. there was a whole...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Since this thread is about the MAX grounding, I think that the following piece of news has its place here. The Belgian Civil Aviation Authority has issued the following NOTAM valid till Dec 30: A2252/19 From:27 JUN 19 10:05 Till:30 DEC 19 23:59 EST Text:BOEING 737-8 MAX AND BOEING 737-9 MAX PROHIBI...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 6630

Re: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience

Great report! Things looked good overall...since they're fairly new to the Premium cabin game, I'm sure there'll be a bit of a learning curve. I'm wondering about the "plus" part on their 737 though, not an expert by any means, but wouldn't it be almost more weight conscious to simply put...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27824

Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/boeing-air-canada-jet-fuel-leak-1.5193550 Boeing staff falsified records for a 787 jet built for Air Canada which developed a fuel leak ten months into service in 2015. In a statement to CBC News, Boeing said it self-disclosed the problem to the U.S. Federal Aviation...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS/DL gets regulatory approval from CCB
Replies: 2
Views: 822

WS/DL gets regulatory approval from CCB

http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2019-06-27-WestJet-Delta-Air-Lines-obtain-clearance-from-the-Canadian-Competition-Bureau-for-transborder-joint-venture CALGARY and ATLANTA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that their proposed U.S. – Canada transborde...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN

Cubsrule wrote:
It’ll be interesting to see how the YXU route goes. London leaks like a sieve in both directions, and both YYZ and DTW have plenty of LCC/ULCC service to warm places.


That's probably the point, to capture those pax who would otherwise drive to BUF/DTW or connect via YYZ.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 42
Views: 8781

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

330lover wrote:
YYZatcboy wrote:
330lover wrote:



Thanks, but is there a way to visualize this? Those codes don't say anything to me :)


Go to the website skyvector.com and then paste it in the "PLAN" box.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

[ What are the airlines supposed to do? The precedent would be that every time an airliner is involved in an accident, the airline tells people when they book or board that plane? No. They would tell the passenger exactly what plane they were booking at all times, regardless if the frame had a cras...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 42
Views: 8781

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

I think certainly no Iran and probably no Pakistani airspace required for this route, but more like Russia - Kazachstan - China: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=hel-ktm I could see this work with 321XLR, considering AY has loads of experience with connection traffic from Europe to Asia already. I'm af...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

[ What are the airlines supposed to do? The precedent would be that every time an airliner is involved in an accident, the airline tells people when they book or board that plane? No. They would tell the passenger exactly what plane they were booking at all times, regardless if the frame had a cras...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8508

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

I can see where the union is coming from actually. If the contract states something to the effect of 'any flying done by united or a company owned or controlled by united' they would have a point, since Avianca now is majority controlled and owned by united. That is likely similar to what their cont...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 15968

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

If you want to ride in the flight deck, become a flight dispatcher. Then it's a part of your job. I've ridden J/S to some really cool places on my fam flights. One of the best perks in the Dispatch job.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 13324

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

Seems to be all CRJs and some B739s.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288289

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

At the same time, there is a separate procedure for bags travelling alone. I've had my bag go missing four times and each time it has been put on another flight, or indeed, another set of flights (judging from the new bag tag), to catch up with me. When it arrives where I am, it's then couriered ou...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288289

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Loading LD3's is quick. That will not happen, it violates the positive passenger bag-match ruke. There are airlines with policies that allow for bags to fly without passengers so long as the passengers don't know that their bags aren't on the plane with them. Its very common when weight restricted ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 15, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 35
Views: 17306

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

I'm surprised the AC pilot contract would allow this kind of operation. Certainly could not do this with any of the legacy airlines down in the US. Even though the Collective Agreement would allow Air Canada to not pay any 737 pilots out of seniority due to a Force Majeure clause, Air Canada has el...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat is suspending YLW services to Mexico Winter 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2517

Re: Air Transat is suspending YLW services to Mexico Winter 2019

I used to dispatch the CanJet 737s that did this flying many years ago. 189 seat 800s without SFP kits and full galleys with ovens and chillers (per the TS food and beverage policy) are SUPER heavy. We often had to go NAIFR because we could barely make it CUN-YYC, even holding YEG as an alternate. T...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746682

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

OK, lets call MCAS stall protection system and get done with this. Any issues with that term? In a different world. CDC calls for use of immunisations to protect against certain diseases. While efficiency of vaccine is rarely 100%, vaccination is still recommended as a protective measure. I have a ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15544

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743879

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Did any checklist or procedure suggest that they should have? It does. Issued after Lion Air crash and does not even mention flaps. Anywhere. https://www.aviationtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-23-51_emergency.pdf So either this is big omission and negligence by FAA and Boeing or there is...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 5199

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Best: The princess bride (arguably better than the book.)

Worst: All of the Harry Potter movies

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 19080

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

So correct me if I'm wrong because I legitimately want to understand. The picture I have in my head about the 777x certification is that: 1. The only parts that are being "grandfathered" are those that are unchanged from the 777W 2. All of the new systems are being certified like they woul...

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