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by trent772
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 3812

Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

Video of an Avianca ATR 72 landing hard in and porpoising onto it’s nose landing gear. I think it blows one of the main tires as it touches down. https://m.eltiempo.com/colombia/otras-ciudades/video-de-aterrador-aterrizaje-de-avion-de-avianca-en-manizales-411216 Couldn’t see this posted anywhere, if...

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by trent772
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

"Avianca won't die in my hands" says its new CEO, Anko van der Werff. (*) https://www.eltiempo.com/economia/empresas/nuevo-presidente-de-avianca-anuncia-medidas-contra-la-crisis-de-la-empresa-407330 (*) Actually the paper used the word "die". He just answered "no" to t...

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by trent772
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

AV needs a total strategic rethink. Anko is smart enough, so that is a plus. However, they need to replace everyone else to make this work, and most importantly, make the airline more global. It is way tooo Colombian right now. No airlines in the region have succeeded by having management being ent...

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by trent772
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

AV needs a total strategic rethink. Anko is smart enough, so that is a plus. However, they need to replace everyone else to make this work, and most importantly, make the airline more global. It is way tooo Colombian right now. No airlines in the region have succeeded by having management being ent...

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by trent772
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

It is clear that the words were taken out of context. One thing is to say "we're broke" colloquially during a meeting as in our financial situation is delicate, than to actually being legally and financially broke, forcing the company to go through a reorganization proceeding which may en...

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by trent772
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

I can see your point but that the same time Kriete's word were indeed taken out of context. Media outlets often exaggerate. They make the reader believe the airline is broke but they aren't. They are having problems with their payments but this doesn't mean they are broke. The media can also spin t...

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by trent772
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

It appears that Mr. Efromovich has filed a lawsuit in NY to regain control and not lose the 51,5% of his shares to UA. This battle will go on for some time, meanwhile the company is burning to the ground. https://m.portafolio.co/internacional/efromovich-busca-retomar-el-control-de-avianca-con-demand...

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by trent772
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 15115

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

These important developments are better if the source is the airline (group) itself. At this point Avianca will only try and spin this the best way they can and avoid an even bigger meltdown, they may not be a trustworthy source right now. words taken out of context for bad publicity don't help. Ho...

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by trent772
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5442

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

https://m.portafolio.co/negocios/empres ... tre-532619

Spanish only but an interesting read nonetheless.
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This is quite significant as well, I wonder how the fanboys will spin this one.

https://m.portafolio.co/negocios/empres ... tre-532619

Spanish only but an interesting read nonetheless.

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by trent772
Sun May 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42581

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

There is a very simple reason why the long-bodied 737s are more prone to overruns, and that's because of very high approach and landing speeds. It's not unusual to see a Vref in the 150-160 knot range, some 30-40 knots above stall speed, in order to have a flat approach to avoid tail strikes. Compa...

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by trent772
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 9649

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

Funny how the tables have turned, not long ago people were calling the airplanes from Touluse the “ScareBus” together with stupid catch phrases like “if it is not Boeing, I’m not going”, now it is quite clear that at least in the narrobody side of the business Airbus offers a far superior flight con...

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by trent772
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4877

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

So now two world class airlines have their operation to South America heavily subsidized by the Colombian drug cartels, boy this thread derailed fast…

Gotta love a.net! But please, by all means, keep it going, this is pure gold!!

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by trent772
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway

This is great news!! And judging by the speedy construction of past projects the new runway should be completed and operational by 2080 or early next century, after all it only took them 11 years to build a simple underpass on 94th street in Bogotá, the “La Linea” tunnel has been under construction ...

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by trent772
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4426

Re: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019

They will need to pretty much double the package to attract “first world” expats, however plenty of Eastern European and South American pilots are cheaper to hire and more willing to accept inferior remuneration packages. Agree, they have to offer a much more attractive package and also offer some ...

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by trent772
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??
Replies: 26
Views: 4932

Re: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??

Interestingly enough the Colombian government has stated that the security of the airport and flights was never endangered, however this might be because people are starting to realize of the ineptness of the current administration and are just not wanting any more backslash (making things worse of...

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by trent772
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 11389

Re: Etihad new livery on the B787-10?

817Dreamliiner wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
An Etihad B7810 was seen at Charleston factory featuring new tail colors.


That's a -9 not a -10.


Pardon my ignorance, is there a way to tell the -9 and -10 apart by looking at the tail only?

Thanks.

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by trent772
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day

Colombian law only allows airlines registered in Colombia to hire Colombian pilots Under Colombian law the copilot can be of any nationality but the captain must hold Colombian citizenship. The only case where captains are allowed to be of different nationality is for training purposes and airlines...

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by trent772
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day

Colombian law only allows airlines registered in Colombia to hire Colombian pilots So did Panama, but at some point they realized they needed more pilots than they could grow in house. It shouldn't be completely NOT allowed but priority given to Colombia pilots and then foreign pilots. It's an old ...

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by trent772
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day

How does a suspention of sales help? I guess most people book at least a fews in Advantage a ticket. Sounds bad sorry for all the people that did not get to fly. My best guess is they have a strong number of passengers buying walk up fares, by stopping sales they cut the supply of passengers that h...

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by trent772
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day

Colombian law only allows airlines registered in Colombia to hire Colombian pilots Under Colombian law the copilot can be of any nationality but the captain must hold Colombian citizenship. The only case where captains are allowed to be of different nationality is for training purposes and airlines...

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by trent772
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day

Seems like the lack of bigger planes and # of seats has finally caught up with management. Hopefully we'll be seeing orders for AV in the near future Is this because of a lack of seats available and larger airplanes? The media and sources from within the company have attributed this whole ordeal to...

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by trent772
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 6927

Re: JetBlue Pilots TA passes.

Sounds great, congratulations to everyone involved, for those of us not in the know are you allowed to elaborate on the major points won in this new contract, like pay raises and the like?

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by trent772
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6652

Re: DL and Colombia

toobz wrote:
Most definitely political unrest issues


Political unrest? Please read a little, there are other issues around the world than building a wall…

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by trent772
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 13494

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

I mean if that's the case I get the financial part of this, but either way a startup doesn't start up with 45 aircraft in a probably full market unless they are really confident (or arrogant) It’s nice to see you’re part of the “I’ll give them six months” crowd, they’re doing this, wether they’re s...

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by trent772
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18204

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

manny wrote:
So will the overworking of Emirates personnel stop ?


Not a chance, with EK parking airplanes it’ll only get worse.

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by trent772
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18204

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

You’d have to an idiot to leave EK for a US3 airline.... anyway I’ve never come across a US pilot in years of flying EK ... cabin crew yes but never pilots though I’m sure they exist Hmmm, an EK captain flies 100+ hrs while making about 12k a month, at any of the US3 you can make the same amount wh...

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by trent772
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca revives plan for regional airline (in Colombia)
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Avianca revives plan for regional airline (in Colombia)

I think it's not hard to understand that if you have, say, 70 passengers to divide the two pilots' wages, instead of 200 passengers, the cost per passenger will be higher. Agreed, it's not hard at all and in the end AV is in the business of making money for its shareholders, yet they're still charg...

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by trent772
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca revives plan for regional airline (in Colombia)
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Avianca revives plan for regional airline (in Colombia)

This will finally make regional operations viable in the grand scheme of the Holding. Paying an ATR crew the same than an A320 crew is not efficient. This way they get to keep their regional coverage in mid-size colombian cities and they gain new expansion opportunities. Good for them and all mid-s...

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by trent772
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca revives plan for regional airline (in Colombia)
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Avianca revives plan for regional airline (in Colombia)

Interesting but what's the actual reason for doing this if AV already flies these routes themselves? Do they want to bring the pilots and cabin crew on new contracts with lower wages? I can only think of this reason for them to do this (cheaper pilots and cabin crews). Otherwise I don't see an adde...

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by trent772
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4177

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

This is so much BS on Avianca’s part, they’re trying to look ethically and politically correct after they spectacularly mishandled the pilot strike and for drastically reducing the wages and benefits of ground staff and handlers without notice all over the network. He will sue and get his job back, ...

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by trent772
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 36
Views: 4156

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

Relax, we all had 50hrs at one point and we’ve all gone through the jitters in some way or another, give it time, soon enough you will completely understand and embrace the the concept of “flying by the seat of your pants”. Practice hard and study harder, I’m sure you are well within the learning cu...

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by trent772
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

dazwalsh wrote:
Whats the fella with the toilet roll doing?


I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go

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by trent772
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways 787-9
Replies: 11
Views: 6179

Re: Qatar airways 787-9

The New B787-9 will replace the B787-8, as all the 30 B787-8 in their fleet will join AirItaly Fleet, Which means Qatar Airways is getting B787-9s to replace the B787-8s they are giving to AirItaly. Any ideas on what they’re going to replace the 330/340 with? A350’s? Or maybe wait a little until th...

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by trent772
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flexjet pilots vote to decertify union
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Flexjet pilots vote to decertify union

What’s the idea here? Dump teamsters to join ALPA or will they now go unionless?

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by trent772
Thu May 31, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10879

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

I’m guessing this video was shot in the late 70’s to early 80’s, were SOP’s really enforcred back then or did they even exist? If I’m not mistaken UA’s fuel policy was first introduced in 1978, it may seem like a long time ago but it really isn’t, or at least I see it that way. I don't think so, fi...

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by trent772
Thu May 31, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10879

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

There’s nothing wrong with this landing. Long, dry runway, touchdown past the touchdown zone. Nothing to see here. There IS something wrong with this landing. There’s a reason why SOP for practically every airline in existence to land in the touchdown zone or go around. It’s easy to lose track of n...

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by trent772
Thu May 31, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10879

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

A high flare resulting in a (very) long landing, maybe a few extra knots on short final? in the FDA world we now fly in, this would have probably resulted in a call from the chief pilot.
I’m sure those guys saw the the end of the runway coming at them fast, not a comfortable situation.

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by trent772
Wed May 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets
Replies: 21
Views: 7099

Re: Emirates replacing ful A380 landing gear sets

Varsity1 wrote:
The gear's life is measured in cycles. 50,000 is a typical number for replacement.


Regarding EK’s type of operations on the A380 how long would it take them to reach those 50,000 cycles??

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by trent772
Mon May 28, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6266

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

Trent I bet if I used strong language to damn Colombia you too would be up in arms. So why the shock when people connected to these islands react, and please don't say that being Colombian makes you objective. I’ve never been the type that cries foul when someone bashes Colombia, I perfectly know t...

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by trent772
Sun May 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6266

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

The fact is San Andres is ugly. Ugly infrastructure, ugly hotels (not a single four or five star hotel there) and lots of corruption. The beaches are beautiful (a bit dirty) but that's it. There are a few charter flights from YUL operated by Air Transat every year. I've been there and I promised to...

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by trent772
Sun May 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6266

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

The fact is San Andres is ugly. Ugly infrastructure, ugly hotels (not a single four or five star hotel there) and lots of corruption. The beaches are beautiful (a bit dirty) but that's it. There are a few charter flights from YUL operated by Air Transat every year. I've been there and I promised to...

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by trent772
Wed May 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6860

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

I think Honduran government should look for international financing to build a new airport on flat land elsewhere in the country and close that airport. It seems they’re already working on it https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/honduran-connectivity-continues-to-fly-construction-of-the-new-pal...

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by trent772
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6860

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Notice to Airman (NOTAM) must always be part of flight planning. If what you say is true about the pilot, then his ticket must be revoke. Yeaaahhhh!! Revoke his license and throw him in jail, just like that, no investigation needed or anything, you seem to be a juggernaut of aviation knowledge, wer...

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by trent772
Wed May 23, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6860

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Notice to Airman (NOTAM) must always be part of flight planning. If what you say is true about the pilot, then his ticket must be revoke. Yeaaahhhh!! Revoke his license and throw him in jail, just like that, no investigation needed or anything, you seem to be a juggernaut of aviation knowledge, wer...

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by trent772
Wed May 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14541

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

How about Toluca (MMTO), it’s a very short distance (30nm) from MEX, it’s literally over the hill heading west, it has a single long runway (>13000ft).
Who knows, maybe it’s so close that the awful weather battering Mexico City was also over Toluca.

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by trent772
Wed May 23, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6860

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Notice to Airman (NOTAM) must always be part of flight planning. If what you say is true about the pilot, then his ticket must be revoke. Yeaaahhhh!! Revoke his license and throw him in jail, just like that, no investigation needed or anything, you seem to be a juggernaut of aviation knowledge, wer...

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by trent772
Fri May 18, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33422

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

andrefranca wrote:
They will be hiring in Brazil and rumors say it will be their biggest hiring process ever...


Will be interesting to see how many new joiners they can attract.

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by trent772
Fri May 18, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33422

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

I think it's beyond paying better wages. What they have done (if I understand correctly) is paid pilots very well, and given them all the perks any pilot could dream of. This was true about seven or ten years ago, EK was once the dream job for many pilots but in recent years prices for everything h...

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by trent772
Thu May 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33422

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

I don’t think crew bases outside of the UAE will ever happen, EK is not willing to “lose” control of its employees like that, and even if crew bases were opened abroad, without a hefty raise in pay it’ll never work.
EK should definitely think about paying better wages or the exodus will continue.

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