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by ubeema
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?
Replies: 37
Views: 7216

Re: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?

I was about to head out to airport to catch DCA-DAL at 5:30p ET when I received notification I have been rebooked tomorrow morning. The inbound never left RSW apparently

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by ubeema
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107984

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

My understanding is that you generally file with your primary insurance carrier, they pay, and subrogate Given the news coverage of this particular house, UA Public Relations will likely reach out to the individual as well and give them the 411 on how best to get his truck replaced and may choose t...

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by ubeema
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax
Replies: 44
Views: 2721

Re: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax

Many African countries have added negative test as conditions to obtain visa. They were early adopters of stringent protocols.

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by ubeema
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax
Replies: 44
Views: 2721

US set to require a negative test for US bound intl pax

I think it will hurt international travel, especially to Mexico. Most people probably would not want to risk it being stranded in Mexico or anywhere else for that matter. Also, I doubt the infrastructure to test thousands/millions of Americans returning home simply isn't there. Just think of how cr...

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by ubeema
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Customs question
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: US Customs question

The CBP officer in secondary screening did record their passport info however, can my friend expect increased scrutiny or other issues in the future with Customs or other agencies when arriving in the US from other countries? Friend can expect to be questioned next time at a US checkpoint. But in a...

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by ubeema
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK
Replies: 65
Views: 11793

Re: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK

Salmon industry seeing relief in 2020 bear market

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by ubeema
Sat May 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 195561

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

And uber is exactly like an air ticket. You book a service through a provider. They assign the equipment. You aren't purchasing access to a specific car. I beg to differ: airfare and rideshare bookings are different. Uber for safety reasons ask riders to make minimum verifications before entering t...

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by ubeema
Tue May 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 195561

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Million dollar question will be answered when we find out why drivers run red lights every day putting themselves and others at risks. Human factors will be huge on this one. Not sure the analogy fits. These aren't average motorists, these are well paid professional aviators who go through recurrin...

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by ubeema
Tue May 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 195561

PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Sorry if I missed it, but do we know why they were in such a hurry? Why was the first approach so unstable? I mean if they couldn't figure out how to ask for vectors to help stabilize the approach, it's no wonder they landed up how/where they did. "Why were they in such a hurry?" is indee...

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by ubeema
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 194408

Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Skype for Business actually emails you a transcript of IM chats. I don't think there is a way to turn off that function. I know I looked and never found one. The Business can turn it off, and even if they don't the user can, however the business can also disable it from being disabled by the indivi...

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by ubeema
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 129145

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

zeke wrote:
I think most people’s reactions in the UK would first be “who is Kobe Bryant ?”

Don’t underestimate the power of sports and Kobe’s popularity. I live in the US and I have people messaging me from Africa to verify the news. This news will overshadow even the most important topics of the day !

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by ubeema
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 129145

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

https://es.pn/2RwJSrX

RIP to the departed
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ESPN reporting the news.

https://es.pn/2RwJSrX

RIP to the departed

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by ubeema
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 194408

Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Why isn't the FAA giving us any details? What are they hiding? I’m going to assume you are serious. Since you have not reported trying these avenues, here you go and I’m not the first one pointing that out. Granted the links are located at the bottom, these are frontpage of FAA.gov. 3 places where ...

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by ubeema
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 194408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I am surprised at what people put in work email and texts. I never put anything in writing that I would not want discovered nor do I acknowledge anything inappropriate that was sent to me. Verbally I only say things to people I can trust and only in 1:1 situations in case I have to deny it later. I...

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by ubeema
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 194408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Southwest Airlines only Max customer with contractual $ compensation clause when SIM training became mandatory?

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by ubeema
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39644

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

That was my impression as well. Maybe announce that he would step down once the Max was recertified and that Calhoun would be his successor. I kinda felt that when he was stripped of the chairman title, the writing was on the wall. I knew he wouldn't survive past next year, but I thought he'd stay ...

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by ubeema
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I read the 40% figure on this Forum and do not know how accurate it is. I am one of those refusing to trust the MAX upon RTS, but I also spent 3h 15 (plus non-flight time) in a 737-800 today. Boeing's biggest PR asset is its own products, the 737 is a wonderful plane (how it gave birth to the MAX, ...

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by ubeema
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39644

Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Under the Company's new leadership, Boeing will operate with a renewed commitment to full transparency, including effective and proactive communication with the FAA, other global regulators and its customers. Looks, talks, and walks like a firing. Effective and proactive are words we use and expect...

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by ubeema
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 20001

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

So when third world pilots follow established international and airlines procedures...we still have US posters fault them for using mayday v emergency. Please get a grip! Just glad the day ended well for crew and passengers.

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by ubeema
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the A300?
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

Re: What happened to the A300?

Replaced by A330 and/or A340 families depending on mission profiles

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by ubeema
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

What is bad is that since the original articles on this both the NTSB and the JATR reports have been issued (and those bodies had full access to both Boeing and the FAA). They, to my reading essentially do say, that Boeing followed the certification process at the time. No agency or authority out t...

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by ubeema
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.
Replies: 33
Views: 6668

Re: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.

Le Bourget is the municipality that hosts Paris Air shadow, and the airport bears the same name as the city. That’s where TU144 took off. It is located southeast from CDG roughly 3 miles from CDG boundaries. Concorde AF4590 took off from CDG and as you know was already in trouble during takeoff roll...

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by ubeema
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Clearly 737MAX grounding thread is turning into JT610 Crash final report discussion (with plenty of I told you so...). Pretty sure thread will rebound with same energy when ET302 report comes out in couple months. Remember in the same week CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes division was sacked (I be...

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by ubeema
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I suspect the first organizations that grounded the MAX will be the last ones to lift the grounding as well. And most of the world will look to EASA's decision and then follow suit. No need to suspect the order sequence for ungrounding. FAA suspended MAX airworthiness. No one else can reinstate it ...

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by ubeema
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15403

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

What about the frontline engineers and technical teams who had a hand in signing off the final product? I hope those teams are being shown the door too. Well Boeing was on the record that no one would lose their jobs over MAX issues. I guess they assumed no one did anything wrong which would make s...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help : have to cancel a member in our party, but keep the seat, on BA
Replies: 8
Views: 4308

Re: Need help : have to cancel a member in our party, but keep the seat, on BA

This will help you. BA conditions of carriage excerpt: 3a) General a1) We will only carry you if you are the passenger named in the ticket. We may ask you to prove that this is the case. 3a2) You cannot transfer your ticket. However, please read clauses 3e and 3f. 3a3) We sell some tickets at discou...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

It's interesting that he "lawyered up" right from the start. I'm not sure if not talking helps or hurts his cause. It does draw attention to him. Clearly there could be others in the picture who deserve to take a fall, but as of right now it seems the media and the Congress are converging...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help : have to cancel a member in our party, but keep the seat, on BA
Replies: 8
Views: 4308

Re: Need help : have to cancel a member in our party, but keep the seat, on BA

Premium economy seat is not refundable? Generally airlines cannot guarantee an empty paid seat I would think.

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:
I'm sure in the development of any airliner you will find many communications like this.
and how many can be almost directly linked to 2 crashes/346 fatalities?

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by ubeema
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

It is never a good day when the top article in WSJ is your company lying to the regulators... This doesn't _necessarily_ change the engineering of what has to change in the aircraft & training, but this really isn't good. It puts a legal, ethical, and liability strain on the company and particu...

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by ubeema
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Unfortunately the other thread was deleted instead of merged, but the 1st-hand reading of the messages is a lot less sensational than the media portrayals. The exchange is lacking in context, and without it, it's only a guess as to whether it's even relevant to what's happened since. I just heard a...

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many321 wrote:
here is a transcript from the txt msgs...yeah, it looks bad.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... sages.html

Thanks. Shocked so much leaked out!

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by ubeema
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Ray where did you see “unintentionally lied” CNBC article posted above says this: “It’s running rampant in the sim on me”, the pilot, Mark Forkner, Boeing’s former chief technical pilot, said in 2016 to a colleague, referring to the simulator, according to the transcript. “Granted, I suck at flying,...

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by ubeema
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

My concern here is that we have all our A.Net experts who see the time frame of 1 year for accident investigations to be acceptable, but here we have a group set up to focus on Certification and Regulation of OEM's who produce a/c and they have completed their report in just a couple months? How de...

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by ubeema
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I am wondering why not more airlines cancelled their 737Max ! If I order 10 cars for my taxi business and the cars are known to be faulty and dangerous I would cancel them and order something else. I also would be worried that my passengers would refuse using a dangerous vehicle ! You can not simpl...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman
Replies: 54
Views: 11872

Re: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman

The 2.5 degree range is not consequential here, and we don't have the time for when the MCAS of the MAX was reduced from 2+ AoA sensors to 1. And Circa 2016 isn't definitive. Even if it were May, DM was supposed to read every technical brief, blueprint, and design document in just 2 months? People,...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman
Replies: 54
Views: 11872

Re: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman

Looking at most corporate scandals over the years that brought down executives/officers, it is rarely because of mistakes made during the course of business dealing/decision making. The response and reaction (or lack thereof) to unfortunate events is what takes them down. Boeing found itself in this...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman
Replies: 54
Views: 11872

Re: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman

The CEO should have been replaced as this disaster happened on his watch. He has shown he doesn't have a clue in plane certifications or crisis management. And your comment proves you don't have much grasp of the situation. The MAX was NOT certified under Muilenburg's watch. He was on the 777X prog...

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by ubeema
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman
Replies: 54
Views: 11872

Re: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman

The CEO should have been replaced as this disaster happened on his watch. He has shown he doesn't have a clue in plane certifications or crisis management. And your comment proves you don't have much grasp of the situation. The MAX was NOT certified under Muilenburg's watch. He was on the 777X prog...

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by ubeema
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Ailrlines Boeing 767 suffered uncontained engine failure
Replies: 21
Views: 8651

Re: Ethiopian Ailrlines Boeing 767 suffered uncontained engine failure

Looks to me the emergency was executed perfectly by the crew Kudos to ET training. Also glad DSS emergency services were ready and did their part. Posters on avherald.com reported it took 8 minutes to land from the time of failure. Pretty fast if report is substantiated.

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by ubeema
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 759744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Boeing's justification goes along the lines of telling the pilots about MCAS would have been adding needless detail for them to consider since Boeing felt any problem it would present would appear just like a runaway stab trim problem. In essence Boeing is saying they made a technical judgement tha...

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by ubeema
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12651

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

Oh lord. The runaway cart actually hit a worker at the beginning of the recording. That’s pretty bad, the worker was stood up but was visibly wobbly. The injury alone could probably trigger OSHA to investigate further.

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by ubeema
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

NTSB Issues 7 Safety Recommendations to FAA related to Ongoing Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Crash Investigations. Would be nice to know the details of the gap identified, I assume that is related to what the actual NNC's and other memory items involved in MCAS / Runaway recovery. In general, I woul...

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by ubeema
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

NTSB Issues 7 Safety Recommendations to FAA related to Ongoing Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Crash Investigations. News release: https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20190926.aspx Recommendation report 19-01: https://go.usa.gov/xVv7Pv Fair use extract: The seven recommendations issued to ...

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by ubeema
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

As well as saving documents, companies are also known and often advised to trash documents. In a small business I was involved with, law required saving documents 7 years. Trade association involved recommended destroying them at that point. What do FAA and other regulators require? Anything to do ...

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by ubeema
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I think it is a serious concern. Nobody is helped by leading authorities mistrusting each other. If the FAA handles the EASA concerns in reasonable and professional matter, EASA should not delay their decision. Nobody should want to go back to the old days, where you had to put your plane through a...

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by ubeema
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA will be the first to re-certify the MAX for sure, but that will be done after checking with their counterparts around the world that they will do the same. Anything else would be foolish. What's actually foolish is effectively ceding your authority to foreign regulators. The FAA will never ...

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by ubeema
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Effective regulations assume a moderately adversarial relationship. I suspect that will be re-established. What I don't see, and perhaps someone could comment: In the old days the FAA appointed Boeing people as inspectors, inspectors reported back directly to the FAA, and if I understand, those ins...

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by ubeema
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 684868

Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We expect old ladies and old men (me) to do fairly complicated things with their car in less than 4 seconds. People die when they don't. And most of us expect them to quit driving before they cause an accident. Contrary to popular legends most people do quit driving at about the right time. Relevan...

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by ubeema
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 34383

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/n ... s-release/
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Looks like it was not reported here. I recently visited Pointe-Noire, Congo. TK has officially started PNR 3x weekly with stopover in LBV the same week I was on the ground.
247 IST-LBV-PNR

https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/n ... s-release/

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