I may be called an 'Air India Basher' but when it comes to their flight crew, they have my respect. This is just another example of AI's pilots getting the job done, even when the airline is mismanaged.Jump to post
Residents across Japan should be making preparations as Typhoon Jebi is expected to threaten lives and property from Monday night into Wednesday. I am currently in Tokyo for business, but some of my colleagues seem to think this will be a minor event. Anyone have reports of flight cancellations that...Jump to post
Just heard news that Kochi Navel Airport will start accepting Commercial flights on Monday.
This is stretching things a tad too far. It is common practice world over to divert to a nearby airport foe weather related interruptions. I agree a diversion is a diversion. But there's reports coming out the 9W knew of closure coming. My question I ask now is that they had diverted and never got ...Jump to post
Come on, one cannot simply say that getting them anywhere in the country is better than not getting them there at all. Especially if you are in a place that is foreign to them. A resident of Kerala who is not fluent in regional dialects should not be dropped off some place like Delhi or Mumbai. I h...Jump to post
The airports are open, but for how much longer? There are floods near TRV. It may not be possible to get them anywhere nearby. As for why the flights took off...to get them back to India: Come on, one cannot simply say that getting them anywhere in the country is better than not getting them there ...Jump to post
Ground level by terminal/gates.
[url]https://www.facebook.com/Kochi.Kerala/videos/2114550432198621/?hc_ref=ARSgkI1lGVhve1_yHTXJSHB3aDICPSqfS0vpVE855NI8082b_gr5T63uJe3tyuxjc4Q&fref=nf&__xts__=68.ARDqbUxFPGGERjZUu_Uw6JoAl2Dl5v8nHGStViuTF8U-76D-7HUtvXnrHHuBXDVJCbRXHHvN3R5SHBJXvK2kVQObYwI7q1Ff-PwSwCTSAIIXpZUqKBPpIoSLlQ8tM01...Jump to post
9W 561 Sharjah - Cochin (INDIA) and 9W 555 Doha - Cochin (INDIA) both diverted to Bengaluru airport. Passengers state flight crew were told to disembark and go through immigration/customs, after which 9W ground staff will make further arrangements. Passengers are now taking to social media that 9W g...Jump to post
Update: Now closed until Saturday 8/18/18 until 2pm. “Operations were suspended after water reached the runaway in the early hours of Wednesday. Most of the incoming flights are diverted to Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikkode airports,” CIAL director ACK Nair said. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...Jump to post
CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited, http://cial.aero ) has posted on their site that Airport Ops are closed until 2pm IST due to heavy rain in the state. Nedumbassery Airport, as it's also known to locals, has been using pumps to help clear out water in the area to continue operations and ha...Jump to post
This case in Utah today is tragic, but also interesting in contrast with the Seattle Q400 incident. It shows the difference in what can happen when an aircraft is flown with malicious intentions. Commonality is that both cases of mental illness. Difference is one was ground ops and this one was an ...Jump to post
How about putting some type of movable barrier around critical areas of an airport that can be controlled by the folks at the tower. You know, like those metal cylinders that shoot out from the ground in some garages. If you had some of those at a runway threshold or in other critical locations a t...Jump to post
Two Factor Authentication is a simple answer. It's something you know + something you have. Pilots are carrying around tablets nowadays for their charts, manuals, etc. Add a soft token app from either RSA or Google. It can be done. The question is, will it? Engine failure in flight, now need to res...Jump to post
Two Factor Authentication is a simple answer. It's something you know + something you have. Pilots are carrying around tablets nowadays for their charts, manuals, etc. Add a soft token app from either RSA or Google. It can be done. The question is, will it?Jump to post
Who owns the engineering work for the conversion? IAI/Bedek. There are some other players also in various stages of development of an STC for the 737 - 700. That includes PEMCO, which has already converted a lot of 737s, and AEI. Bedek has been talking about doing the actual touch work on the conve...Jump to post
Houston Told People to Stay for Harvey, Now They Can't Get Out http://www.thedailybeast.com/houston-told-people-to-stay-for-harvey-now-they-cant-get-out When the governor called for evacuation week, the response was: ‘local officials know best.’ Now 911 is jammed, waters are rising, and it's about ...Jump to post
I live near by this area and yes, this is truly underwater. Areas around Hobby is worst. At the moment, i'm stuck at the house with no means to leave if I needed to. But better safe to stay where we are at. We have National Guard and US Coast Guard flying around in choppers looking to rescue folks f...Jump to post
https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/8/8/16114700/patriots-first-nfl-team-to-buy-own-jets Anyone know which birds are these? ESPN estimates the planes cost the Patriots $10 million each. I wonder if they are close to that cost. ER frames. Also redoing configuration. "The Patriots changed the co...Jump to post
Isn't this the same Air India that used a new 787 for spare parts? May not be against regulations (that I'm not aware of) but then when you are on record to do that as seen with pulling seatbelts from another aircraft in JFK, why shouldn't the FAA have a concerned about worn parts and where they com...Jump to post
F-16 caught on fire while rolling on takeoff at KEFD. Pilot ejected and taken to local area hospital. F-16 rolled off runway on grass.
http://www.khou.com/news/local/pilot-ej ... /450932479
Does anyone have any insight from Ellington about the Super Guppy having landing gear issues today? Saw her fly over the JSC Campus with only Left Main Gear extended and looked to be turning back to circle JSC and back to Ellington. Possible Lock Pin left on?Jump to post
Friends in Qatar are stating that this is just some political grandstanding and will be over within a week's time. Either they have blinders on or they know something that we don't know......Jump to post
Questions, how does this affect 77L flights, say from IAH for example? Any impact on flights needing a fuel stop in between? Also, non-aviation question. What are the odds FIFA pulls the WorldCup from Qatar?Jump to post
Obviously sounds like if they had failover/backup/redundant servers at the same location of the primary server. Not the best way at all. Should always have a redundant data center in a different location, geographically, just in case of natural disasters. We did our drill to practice failover scenar...Jump to post
http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-ne ... 0202-story
I know some of you will argue that policy is policy. But in light of the latest backlash from the news and social media outlets, you would think someone would make the call here.
http://abc13.com/news/emergency-crews-assist-two-airline-passengers-at-hobby/2007757/ This made breaking news in Houston. Unconfirmed reports of severe turbulence. A 24-year-old woman reportedly suffered a head injury. And on the same flight, CPR was reportedly being performed on a 70-year-old man. ...Jump to post
Either way, I don't really see a case for a non-stop ULH flight from any of the south Indian cities to USA. No, it wouldn't make sense to have one either. No one is saying that there should be a non-stop flight to South India. However, If one has a choice to fly via AI or M3 and their destination w...Jump to post
It depends on the agreement and/or setup that the airline(s) have arranged... For example: I work for a major regional airline in the UK... We codeshare with larger airlines but we are solely responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our own aircraft as they belong to us. We also loan our aircr...Jump to post
Ill be honest, I would have expected IAH first simply because of the Star Hub and nothing else. DFW has a larger and much faster growing Indian community and the business ties that DFW has with India are growing exponentially. If you spend time in a place like Irving or Plano, its pretty overwhelmi...Jump to post
Yahoo! reporting "Serious turbulence breaks three babies' spines on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok"
https://www.yahoo.com/news/serious-turb ... 38673.html
Just a thought that came to mind. With regional jet operators like ExpressJet, PSA, Mesa (to name a few) partnered/contracted to fly for major airlines such as United Express, American Eagle or Delta Connection, does have the Main Carrier (UA, AA, DL) have any say in the upkeep or maintenance of reg...Jump to post
I like Jimmy Kimmel's take on this situation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV28_EN ... e=youtu.be
Oh, this is indeed going to be a PR nightmare for United. What more damning is seeing an Asian man who is identified as a doctor, being dragged off a plane with a bloodied mouth? My colleagues from Japan sent me an email just now stating that a large group of travelers through IAH from NRT are being...Jump to post
A passenger posted on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/64j9x7/slug/dg2pbtj The same poster says further down in the comments that United wasn't offering cash, only United vouchers, and that the next flight was the following afternoon. It looked as though most people had to work and ...Jump to post
Not really. They are already getting roasted for that response. https://twitter.com/ProducerCody/status/851480870301073408/photo/1 A clearly ignorant Twitter user isn't a good source of authority on the matter. They're the very type why these things become stories when they shouldn't. That's your o...Jump to post
Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this.... https://twitter.com/united/status/851471781827420160/photo/1 Very proper response. Good to see that from the CEO. Not real...Jump to post
Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this....
https://twitter.com/united/status/85147 ... 60/photo/1
You know very well that they could have randomly selected passengers before anyone boarded? Isn't that one of the reasons why you have boarding groups? To punish those who check in late? I've seen many times where a fully loaded UA 738 asks for volunteers to check their carry-ons from Boarding Group...Jump to post
Now what will the airlines do? A Federal Judge has blocked the Executive Order; will passengers be permitted to fly based on the previous law, or will the airlines be skittish and refuse (with the possibility of being sued late) to transport them? http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/federal-judg...Jump to post
For EU carriers, it applies to all flights. Following a delay of over 3 hours caused by a strike, you can only claim direct expenses (e.g. food and drinks, hotel accommodation, etc). The regulation is EC 261/2004. You can ask me any question about this regulation, I know all its ins and outs. So we...Jump to post
I had a question about compensation to passengers who were affected by the LH Strike. How does it for work for passengers whose flight originates from the EU vs. internationally (i.e. US, Asia, etc)?Jump to post
Looking at the pictures, I'm wonder how they are able to continue revenue flight before reaching Karachi. Looking at the damage on the fuselage, how is it even allowed to fly passengers instead of ferrying it back for repairs?
26point2 wrote:From the pic it sure looks like they are both in a taxiway, not a runway. I call BS to this story.
http://abc13.com/news/controller-error- ... e/1664486/
An air traffic controller error sent EVA Air 015 from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley. FAA has launched investigations.