A sad loss of an F1 legend. The long-term effects of his horrible crash in 1976 obviously took their toll. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. My Mother once advised me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't think of anything nice ...Jump to post
I would think much of the value would be in the airport slots, At what airport do they hold such valuable slots? Also, the article states they can hold the slots until April 1st. Today is May 6th. Is that a printing mistake? .. at none, but it is a presently very cheap AOC with loads of benefits in...Jump to post
Boeing is a great company with a superb product! Things went wrong last time round, sadly with a big human toll! No matter if you are an A or B fanboy, as an aviation enthusiast, this whole affair is simply sad and tragic. The Max will be sorted.... in time.... , although I expect (global) regulator...Jump to post
I'm a bit confused though: Isn't the second BER runway already operational? Why not use that? They can‘t. The legal framework says, if they start using both runways, TXL would have to close in 6 months (and everybody would be screwed). An exception was, when one runway was undergoing maintenance. T...Jump to post
DHL are no longer a United States company being fully owned by Deutsch Post, the company is therefore no longer allowed to operate domestic flights between U.S. airports or overseas flights from U.S. airports, DHL contracts these to other providers. That is not true. Deutsche Post acquired the majo...Jump to post
That's crazy. I didn't know money was transported by aircraft this way. Is that a common occurrence? Regular occurrence, we flew a full A300F filled to capacity from MUC to ATH on a charter a few years ago full of Euros. Freshly printed & packed in neat little boxes. Rest assured that it was a ...Jump to post
CNN with Richard Quest picked up on it, although one could argue about the style of the clip!
Remember who Flybe is owned by now , they will grow at LHR as a VS feeder . The timing is poor, though. The morning TATL flights are all missed, and VS doesn't have a particularly strong Asian network (that would depart/arrive in the afternoon). Exactly, slot hogging until brighter ideas come aroun...Jump to post
Hmm... I see it a bit different - Air Berlin, a basket case for over 10 years without a clear vision or direction, it should have died years ago (as much as I miss them) - Monarch, marginal at best, remember the fiasco the year before they died? Margins were slim , Brexit and the resulting devaluati...Jump to post
Kinetic wrote:Have to revise: According to FR24 ET302 made it to 8600 ft
Really sad news I just happen to come across, Charlie Whiting, long time F1 race director passed away suddenly in Melbourne on Thursday. Very sad news I feel, he was a very balanced & shrewd guy who will surely be missed. my condolences to the family and may he RIP. Will surely be missed in the ...Jump to post
Why? Has any American Max aircraft had an issue? If you mean US operator by "american Max Aircraft", there are a couple of pilot reports about uncommanded pitch down after take off. Three things stuck in my head form IATA DGR training many, many moons back: 1. Can´t bring magnets on a Saa...Jump to post
, but you were the one who bought ´Airlines considering switching orders´ into this thread! Yes, Virgin Australia, Lion Air , Malaysian Airlines. But that's factual. Right you are indeed: VA - not in the best of financial positions for some years...… JT - probably bighting off a little more than th...Jump to post
Canada: Garneau to provide update on Canada's Boeing 737 MAX 8 plan https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/03/13/garneau-boeing-737-max-8-plan/ Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to update Ottawa’s position on the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia, and whether Canada will fall i...Jump to post
So sick of all of this drama. To be clear, there are 3 separate failures going on here: 1. The FAA has failed to mandate that the 737-MAX be grounded in the interest of protecting the flying public until such time as the MCAS software fix is in place on all 737-MAX aircraft. 2. BOEING has failed to...Jump to post
Great news, especially the 789 I think would be a great aircraft for them! Not to be rude, but any source? LH´s Press site is not exactly full of related headlines?Jump to post
One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...Jump to post
It doesn't matter what a.net posters think, the World's aviation authorities clearly think there's reason enough the ground the MAX. Groundings which were announced well after some here were demanding a grounding... :roll: So A.Net was smarter than your and my governing body (well, at least we were...Jump to post
This thread is a refreshing diversion from the admittedly more "serious" MAX threads. Seriously, I feel a sense of peace when I come over to this one. Appreciate everyone's contributions. I will second that, seems a lot of the baboons have taken off to greener pastures, and this thread is...Jump to post
Review what you just wrote, particularly those last 4 words.... then see if you can tell me the difference between now, and when this thread (and the actions you describe) first started. That's not my point. The point was you gave the potential of this thread no chance from the beginning and belitt...Jump to post
This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...Jump to post
Do we really need another thread? The regulartory aspects of this tragedy are surely already well covered here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1417545 SG,AU,MY,IE,ID,CN etc etc and a bunch of other countries. Are we going to start a thread for each country now or perhaps keep...Jump to post
So much for the 3rd world crap and China-US trade relations political garbage that has poisoned these threads! Good to see some reputable regulating bodies demanding some answers in the flying publics interest! I expect EASA will follow.Jump to post
I can stop you right there... I'm criticizing only the idiotic idea of grounding with absolutely NO idea what the contributory issues were. If any correlation or inexplicable contributory forces are recognized, then by all means, ground the aircraft-- but not 0.03seconds after an incident when they...Jump to post
ORDfan101 wrote:My money is on cargo fire
Really surprising that no one here has mentioned that the NTSB statement today basically rules out foul play/suicide... No one has mentioned it because it has not been ruled out. Your starting to push a few buttons my friend, too bad if you can´t read, but even on an enthusiasts site it is about ti...Jump to post
UPS would be a great launch customer for an A338F. and or a A333 P2F conversion, there will be a good bit of feedstock in the future. DHL was the launch customer of the A333P2F https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/EI-HEA-Air-Hong-Kong/Lqdtgq Egyptair was the launch customer of the A33...Jump to post
Stitch wrote:NameOmitted wrote:747-8f.
They have two in the fleet and they evidently are used to import a fair bit of perishable goods due to the embargo so the idea they could want more might not be so preposterous.
Possibly, but where would he have gone? It's my understanding that cargo planes have the cockpit, then some form of sanitary facilities (from what I've read, due to the small number of people on board a bucket, a curtain, and a roll of toilet paper constitute more than adequate "sanitary facil...Jump to post
My understanding is that the ATC recording indicates that more than one person was in the cockpit as this unfolded. Unless we consider that there was some conspiracy between them, (which is straight out of Hollywood) then deliberate pilot action is ruled out. Pilot suicide/murder was a possibility ...Jump to post
Probably in regards to the Atlas thread, I too had thought we had reached the bottom of the barrel in the Lionair or MH370 threads, but that GT thread just absolutely puts the icing on the cake. Lurking since day one, then happy to pay a few dollars about 6 years ago, I joined. How badly it has gone...Jump to post
M deepest condolences to the family of the aviators involved. As a fellow freightdog and appreciating this to be an enthusiast platform, this thread has reached new lows in regards to the BS and armchair speculation. I thought the Lionair thread was bad, but this is a new low for this platform! Seld...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:Didn't they just hedge their fuel the wrong way? So when fuel became cheap they had to pay high prices for quite some time? Hopefully this contract finally ended.
It's probably a bit extreme to say that KLM is mismanaged, but they certainly aren't great. The cabins are dated, the 737s are nasty, the flight attendants are "cold". They could certainly learn a thing or two about hospitality from Air France. The only real plus KLM has over Air France i...Jump to post
The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall. Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit..... Although it may seem like a cheap excuse - I believe it´s not. If you take a closer look at their business model you may recognize that a substantial...Jump to post
I'm so glad I got to fly one of those magical planes before they were retired pretty much everywhere. Obviously after the cabin fumes issue was addressed. Google (BAE-146 fumes). I flew HBA - MEL when Ansett was flying them and it was pretty awful. Plane was good, ride and comfort good, cabin air B...Jump to post
Our police cars don't have bull bars, if they're common in the US it's for a reason. Yup, our (EU) police officers would get stoned to death, if they used a bulbar to push a car around, perhaps into innocent oncoming traffic (UK being the exception, they love their TPAC procedures over there, which...Jump to post
Now this is an interesting topic, sure have a story to tell on this point. Europe based, my operator closed down a primary hub! So as not to cause too much bad publicity, a lot of effort was put into finding jobs for all the Ops guys that were being made redundant etc with compeditors in what was a ...Jump to post
Thanks for all your comments guy, most interesting how things are done differently around the world. Appreciating these were bad guys, I just wonder about the police on this. There are a bunch of videos on this incident, the link I provided is just an example. Dashcam from other Police vehicles rela...Jump to post
As we all get older, start to retire, we all get just a wee bit bored! Mayday/Aircrash Investigation does not keep me entertained due to too little new content, Flightglobal, Av-Nut and the Plum (aehm, sorry, PPRUNE it is) will only partially fill the boaring new found freedom! But then, wait for it...Jump to post
EXMEMWIDGET wrote:What is the registration of the involved aircraft?
What´s with this ´"" Choose Well"" on the belly of the EY Bus? Interesting!! Did I miss something, does it not normally say Etihad? In preparation for the USA 2020 elections? Hahaha, I like that, just don´t expect it will reach the target audience! Anyway, before I thread drift,...Jump to post
What´s with this ´"" Choose Well"" on the belly of the EY Bus? Interesting!! Did I miss something, does it not normally say Etihad?Jump to post
mjoelnir wrote:Is this handling of the incident by Emirates regarding the pilot confirmed, or is it just the grumbling of an Emirates adversary?