airsmiles wrote:Is this the A320 that was being used as a cabin trainer and was dropped off a crane when being moved?
Agree, but I was referring to the "dents" shown in the video. I don't see anything but the blends or burnishes on the inlet cowl lip skin bullnose. If they were actual dents and not dirt, that aircraft would not have been dispatched. No - the aircraft could have been dispatched if the den...Jump to post
Those two spots are where scratches were burnished or blended out. If they where dents, they would significally impair airflow and possible anti-icing and the aircraft would not be allowed to carry passengers. "Significant" is a game changing word to throw around when determining if someth...Jump to post
crimsonchin wrote:Seems like with the exception of the A321, Airbus has preferred the single slotted flaps from the start for all their planes?
unimproved wrote:It might be a 20 year old crash, but another option could simply be it being lost from a scrap boat. Some of our old A/C left in chunks dumped into an open top container.
.......corrosion happens anywhere and everywhere. That is literally the reason why there are long term storage and preservation procedures. Unless the engine OEM totally botched the procedures (highly doubtful), odds are the operator(s) didn't do the entire preservation task (it isn't a 5 minute jo...Jump to post
The damage looks extensive and has probably compromised the rear pressure bulkhead. I am no expect but I would be amazed if that plane flew again. Valuable parts will be removed and reused and the rest will be recycled. Sandyb123 The fire completely burned through the crown in several places and yo...Jump to post
I think you totally misunderstood how AA got their aircraft. They bought many aircrafts with financing, i.e. debt. They did not pay cash up front for the aircraft. It is no difference with lease, except AA pays interests and incremental repayment for the finance. Other airlines that is heavy on lea...Jump to post
Fuel, equipment, and labor are the three greatest expenses for an airline. What AA should have done during this time is fix the inefficiencies and old ways that caused airlines to waste cash. The industry moved towards leasing aircraft to reduce the financial liability of ownership and reduce the a...Jump to post
So many assumptions that I predict will be incorrect. "Raja argued that competitors' responses to the COVID-19 crisis (oriented around cutting costs, hoarding cash, and potentially closing hubs) put them on the same path as former American Airlines parent AMR, which survived 9/11 and the Great ...Jump to post
I can't feel that bad for the carriers. They went from the verge of bankruptcy to being hood rich in just a few years. Funny how quickly they forgot about the tough times when they started massive expansion, hiring binges, massive capital expenditures, etc. It would be great if the model was sustain...Jump to post
Don't they also need to rotate the tyres a little every so often to prevent flat spots? With all the wheels taped up like that, the only way I can envision that procedure being executed is to jack the whole plane up, then rotate the wheels. Wouldn't it be easier to push it back/forward and leave th...Jump to post
I have always tried to avoid flying on 757-300's and A321's if I cannot get a seat close to the front. Twice I have had to fly cross-country on A321's and I was stuck in row 33 on one flight and row 32 on the other. On the first one, the flight attendant that was in the area as we started to deplan...Jump to post
Improving operational reliability isn't something that AA needs Richard Anderson to do (or any new CEO for that matter); there are plenty of capable leaders at AA that can step up and start making the required efforts; but it isn't just management that needs to step up and we know that. It is every...Jump to post
AA is an excellent Ch11 candidate. I disagree that it is the top Ch 7 contender. To go Ch 7, you would have no profitable core business after reorganization. Their only profitable core business is selling credit cards. I guess they could start peddling other airlines' credit cards at terminal kiosk...Jump to post
the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline? He wasn't able to get a seat on AA. Flights were full. the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own air...Jump to post
These cuts need to happen at AA as well as their wholly-owned carriers. There are too many layers of management left after the merger. It’s time to trim what needs to be trimmed, restructure the reporting hierarchy, and make AAG efficient as possible. Next step is to get rid of Oasis. There were la...Jump to post
What a joke. Some of the inspectors like to make it their personal goal to enforce arbitrary restrictions. At my old airline we had a cruise checklist that had us double check the sterile light is off just because the FAA inspector for our airline said we HAD to have a cruise checklist so they put ...Jump to post
Emirates773ER wrote:PIA is well known to harbor people without any degrees or qualifications. Should they be put in charge of this investigation?
Waterbomber2 wrote:As spectacular as that looks, not flight critical parts.
It just looks more like an A320.
Maintenance error, avoidable and stupid but not a big deal.
So what went wrong since their last Chapter 11 filing? UA and DL seem to have found their way to profitability and stability while AA hasn't. They didn't fix any of the spending issues they had prior to the first run and they spent more on stuff customers don't pay for. They were happy to brag abou...Jump to post
They should trade with American. Delta 777's for American's A330 fleet. Exactly! The 777 and the A332 are the smallest widebody fleets of DL and AA, respectively, and the A332s won’t be reactivated by AA for a while. If they trade, DL will operate A330s with all four engine types. Meanwhile, the 8 ...Jump to post
Advertising didn't get people booking flights after the last recession - cheap tickets did. The best ticket price and having a departure time customers want are 90% of the game. If history is any indicator, the legacies will fall behind again due to cost structure and people will be flocking to Spir...Jump to post
LH707330 wrote:Why is it that GE built so many more stages into their engine and made it so much longer in the process? It was obviously the best-selling engine of that generation, so they were doing something right, but what?
The printer can be inoperative under MMEL but imagine the implication of not having it - like for example that there would be no auto print of Report 15 (suspected hard landing). The presence of a report confirms it happened but the absence of a report does not mean it did not occur. You have all o...Jump to post
Widebody or not they're all still sealed tubes with recirculated air. No amount of 'social distancing' will stop the spread of a disease. Then perhaps it is time to mandate 100% fresh air on all commercial aircraft? No recirculated air whatsoever. Eliminating recirculated cabin air combined with re...Jump to post
A pressurized tube with recycled air - I have my doubts about the effectiveness of empty seats.Jump to post
None of these are safety deficiencies - that is why they are ok.
There could be an argument made that some are operational limitations but that comes down to what operators are willing to pay for.
Interesting. I didn't realise that aircraft can be fitted with undersize nuts & threads in maintenance, I suppose due to re-threading bolts? Clearly an opportunity for an error... It is a very common process on landing gear components. Overhaul facilities and operators often have a method to id...Jump to post
What airline, whose business is flying and moving people, can withstand the blow of people suddenly not being permitted to fly and move? Even the strongest will not survive without some form of aid. This is not GM. And this is a.net, of course we're talking about the airline industry, but make no m...Jump to post
For those of you against any gov't assitance package - please remember the following: 1.) There are several other business reliant on the airlines - catering, security, hotels, transportation, airports, etc. etc. I can't begin to tell you how much other industry relies on airlines. The list goes on...Jump to post
None of it is unfounded, Sam uses material facts in the article. AA has double the debt of UA and DL, and over the years AA has not paid it down compared to it's peers instead just been buying back stock. AA was making over $7billion in annual profits recently, and it spent it's cash on share buy b...Jump to post
Is this similar to what caused Aloha 243? Everything up to later Classics had bonded skins which could delaminate and allow corrosion to occur between the layers (but this design hasn't been used in over 20 years). Either the corrosion or resulting knife-edge condition on the outer skin layer resul...Jump to post
The FAA would certainly consider inspections or even modification. The FAA doesn’t come up with inspections or the proposal on how to mitigate the cracks. Boeing comes up with the inspection or modification and the FAA mandates them through an airworthiness directive. Considering there are more 737...Jump to post
That is a huge area of delamination on the inlet cowl.Jump to post
Odd how it seems to often be "31" and "32" aircraft.....Jump to post