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by zippy
Thu May 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17470

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

MartijnNL wrote:
airhansa wrote:
I've been through a number of airport that have bag checks at the gate such as Schipol.

Schiphol doesn't have that anymore, luckily.


Unless you're American, we still get gate screened on Delta in addition to what passes for centralized screening. Give me TXL any day over that nonsense.

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by zippy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28324

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

It's as 'temporary' as the fuel surcharge introduced in 2007 to combat 'currently high fuel prices'. Exactly. Be careful with what you accept as a "counter measure for Covid 19". It may end up never going away. What's that saying about the frog in the boiling pot of water? It didn't die o...

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by zippy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7626

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

Reference MDW ATCT. MDW twr closes (ATC ZERO) due to confirmed corona virus. 5 positives between techs and controllers, right now it’s 3 techs and 2 controllers, 1 tech in serious condition. Awaiting more results. Hazmat team enroute. FAA is pushing for testing of all MDW ATCT employees. Source? Th...

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by zippy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

Are you suggesting the government should pay all airline employees their salary to do nothing? Yes. It is too late to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 but not too late to slow it down. Removing the financial incentive to go to work will absolutely help things from getting worse. Even Dear Leader has s...

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by zippy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212183

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

As of 12 Feb 20 there were 1215 aircraft grounded in China by Chinese Airlines https://twitter.com/chaviation/status/1227868720929935360?s=20 I wonder if some of these aircraft could be leased to American and other airlines that are affected by the problems with the MAX. It seems crazy that flights...

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by zippy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’
Replies: 52
Views: 9022

Re: How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’

Or it will be Boeing's fault that an 737 NG crashed in the ET409 incident because the plane couldn't figure out that the Pilot couldn't fly and should have turned the Autopilot on automatically. That is a very curious position to take considering that Boeing didn't (correctly) document how the radi...

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by zippy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

ATC: So you don't need to dump fuel or anything like that? DL89: Negative. Uh we'll be requesting runway 25R Just listened, the actual quote is: ATC: "So you don't need to hold to dump fuel or anything like that?" DL89: "Negative" Which was a correct statement. They were able to...

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by zippy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Looks like PAL did a better job in the end, ok their aircraft got damaged but it was repaired and put back into service. Whereas Delta dowsed people on the ground. As for fuel, after doing plenty of fuel tank entries during maintenance I can confirm its horrible stuff and even with the use of barri...

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by zippy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

You don't know for certain they didnt tell ATC. ATC: So you don't need to dump fuel or anything like that? DL89: Negative. Uh we'll be requesting runway 25R I’m curious to find out what was said to approach, where VASaviation said he was unable to get access to ATC recordings. Maybe what was said t...

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by zippy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

The pilots are not the ones deciding where they fly. They are under full ATC and ATC is giving them headings. So if you have a beef with someone it should be the FAA Controllers That's ridiculous. They declared an emergency and never told the ATC they were going to dump fuel. And if the ATC had vec...

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by zippy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I mean, isn’t dousing the clothes in kerosene basically what they do at the dry cleaners? Worse, carbon tet used to be the solvent of choice. It's a very potent toxin and left a legacy of ground pollution so I'm not sure that dry cleaners are a good example to use of "nothing to see here"...

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by zippy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

How about a combustion engineer (myself). Jet fuel is hard to ignite and has a narrow explosion envelope. Gasoline is the opposite (easy to ignite and broad fuel air mixture that is explosive). Do not think JetFuel is the same risk as gasoline, it is far less dangerous. Jet A is closer to diesel or...

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by zippy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191904

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

I wonder why Alan Mulally is used as a poster child CEO? Wasn't it under his watch that Boeing went nuts on RONA, resulting in excessive outsourcing, resulting in basically loss of control over supplier interfaces, and eventually significant loss of configuration control on 787 terrible teens? Me t...

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by zippy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18186

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

There’s a lot of evidence now that the crash in Iran was an accidental shoot down. With that in mind I doubt anyone is going to assume the liability of operations in that theater until safety can be assured. Can you indicate your source please, honest request. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/e...

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by zippy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748844

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

I think many forget how the whole story unfolded. FAA and other regulators ground the plane as they discover basic fault in MCAS 1.0, Boeing comes up with version 2.0 and then during a simulator test flight with the FAA the bit flip happens and the controls freeze. How is the FAA supposed to give a...

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by zippy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748844

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

Yeah it's sad when supposed aviation enthusiasts are championing the FAA holding a grudge. And then they hide it behind "Oh the FAA is just looking out for Boeing's international presence". Yeah right. Knowing who the head of the FAA is, Boeing's welfare is his last concern. The FAA is ho...

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by zippy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24806

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

Do you honestly think these numbers are acceptable to the majority of families? Is it acceptable to you? Using your contrived examples United would only be charging a $300 premium because they've discovered people are willing to pay it. Potentially the premium is worthwhile for folks who prefer a f...

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by zippy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34691

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Weak. Can probably hold your breath in the time it'll take for this to get tossed. No. This is very basic and simple trademark law. If AA has a valid trademark for “Flagship” in the travel service/aviation transportation industry not only will it absolutely not get tossed, AA will win easily. You c...

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by zippy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 18150

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Interesting & good to know, but that hasn’t been my experience though at JFK.. I had a 16 hour delay on my JFK-SEA flight due to weather about a month ago and was offered nothing other than 10k medallion miles (and that included a 4 hour sight seeing tour of JFK on the plane) When my Delta flig...

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by zippy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 18150

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Do you actually think most passengers check a flight's on-time performance? Maybe not, but Delta features the information prominently when you're booking tickets on the mobile app (% on time, % + 30 minutes, % + 60 minutes, cancellations). Their desktop site is acting up for me, but doesn't appear ...

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by zippy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45225

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

zakuivcustom wrote:
often, it is actual protesters that are blocking elevator and the path to the restricted area.


How can you tell the difference?

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by zippy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Even CNN's Richard Quest has described not having the "AOA DISAGREE" Alert issue as a red herring. The problem isn't so much that not having a working annunciator is a catastrophic problem. The problem is: - Boeing documented the MAX as having a working AOA disagree annunciator. All of th...

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by zippy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

None of that applies to Boeing (in a statutory sense) in this case. People are trying to say they could be guilty of homicide due to criminal negligence. As far as I can find (and the references you cite don't say otherwise), there is no FEDERAL statute in the USA that provides for that type of cha...

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by zippy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What you're looking for is corporate manslaughter which, as I understand, does not exist in the USA. Not really, no. Especially not after Citizens United where we've affirmed corporate personhood. In California, one of the dominant energy utilities (PG&E) is on probation and being investigated ...

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by zippy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Killing somebody by negligence is also a crime. Why do so many posters here expect others to tiptoe around the issue, just because Boeing is involved? Please find the federal statute in the USA that says this. I can't find it and no State would have jurisdiction. If it isn't a federal law, even if ...

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by zippy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There's a difference between making mistakes and being negligent. Keep in mind that with safety critical software there should be processes in place, checks and balances if you will, to catch mistakes. So, sure, designing MCAS to only use one single, solitary sensor input and not sanity check it is...

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by zippy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Killing somebody by negligence is also a crime. Saying that somebody was killed by negligence is a serious accusation, one that should not be made casually and without the kind of proof that would be needed in a court room, IMO. There's quite a significant difference between what a layperson refers...

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by zippy
Fri May 31, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What in the world does EA 401 have to do with these two accidents? It was gear light there. EA 401 was an example of humans being so fixated on one thing that they fail to address the other issues at hand. And, to repeat for the tenth time, there is NO “roller coaster” maneuver. The pilot merely re...

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by zippy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If the lack AOA disagree message was all that stopped the crew from preforming the proper procedures, just another reason for ET to take a hard look at their training. And I'm not talking about 737 specific training, they need to go back to the beginning of their primary flight training syllabus. P...

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by zippy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In the 737NG it was standard. My understanding is that in the MAX only customers (very few) that bought the AOA Indicator were supposed to get it but there was a mistake by the vendor and nobody got it. After the grounding is lifted everybody will get it whether you purchase the AOA indicator or no...

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by zippy
Mon May 27, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Your avoiding the question - so what happens if something takes out all the auto-systems? Would you want to be on that flight in instrument conditions with the state of today's training? Presumably you're left with buggy Boeing instruments. Boeing hid the malfunctioning "AOA DISAGREE" ann...

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by zippy
Fri May 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I don't know about the Lion Air simulation but the one that aviation week for the ET crash was stupid. They simulated AFTER the electric trim was cut off but while in the severe our of trim condition. It is not surprising that they had difficulties. Seattle Times had this to say: The U.S. crew test...

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by zippy
Fri May 17, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I'm not trying to hijack the thread - I'm responding to those who keep coming on here who keep insisting that Boeings terrible design is the only factor that contributed to the crash. It's not the only factor but it's the primary factor. Experienced pilots who've been briefed on MCAS have been run ...

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by zippy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8794

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

Last summer I flew DL during a difficult weather period. Their app proactively alerted me to delay issues, allowing me to book (and rebook) multiple times during the day (both inflight and on stopovers) to change (and re-change) connecting flights as more delays at different airports set in. A few ...

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by zippy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616245

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Has this been posted yet? https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/03/jump-seat-pilot-and-boeing-737-max/585301/ "A new report details the story of an off-duty pilot who correctly diagnosed a malfunctioning system and saved the Lion Air plane one day before it crashed. The story, writes James Fa...

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by zippy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 752931

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

When the ESC (or ESP or DSC) activates in your car you will see a ESC warning light but for some reason when the MCAS activates in a 737 MAX there is no MCAS warning for the pilots. Strange as I'd think the pilots would like to know what is happening and why. Sure, you get visual and auditory notif...

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by zippy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 752931

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Anti-lock brakes and side impact airbags "make a safe car safer"™ Despite Boeing's incredibly crass statement, MCAS does not "make a safe plane safer" in quite the same way. Sure, ABS is considered an "active safety" technology and airbags are typically considered &quo...

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by zippy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756853

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Your last sentence tells me that you believe Boeing is at fault. But none of us have any proof of what caused these accidents. Why were the previous two Lion Airncrews able to handle the same situation? Luck? Mechanical failure on flight 610? By virtue of allowing a computer to control a critical f...

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by zippy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756853

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

MCAS is primarily driven off the AOA indication so an airspeed unreliable event wouldn’t necessarily drive MCAS. An Airspeed Unreliable event is well trained. It’s not desirable or enjoyable of course, but if a pilot can’t handle it, they have no business holding a type rating. Yeah, but doesn't th...

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by zippy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756853

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I wouldn't be interested in flying a 737Max on any airline that does not have a 737Max simulator. Furthermore, no 737Max crew should be allowed to fly a 737Max without having trained in a 737Max simulator. Which airlines have MAX sims? At the time of the Lion Air crash both Southwest nor American h...

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by zippy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452333

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The jumpseating pilot was a competent airline pilot. He would know what can and can't be done with a transport category airliner. It would take some extreme maneuvers to put a 767 in an unrecoverable upset. It's not like the kid who got control of the Aeroflot A310. What about the Aeromexico crash?...

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by zippy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452333

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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WPvsMW wrote:
If not done before conversion, the AD compliance is done during the P to F conversion. Whether done on the frame at issue would require access to MX records.


$10 and they're yours

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificat ... t_records/

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by zippy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 113
Views: 22929

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

A lot of people talk about the "better" times when widebodies were more common, but I really really don't understand this. If you're in Economy, there is no difference between being on a widebody or a narrowbody, unless you're missing things like IFE or wifi (which on DL, you'll have on t...

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by zippy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)
Replies: 32
Views: 5276

Re: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)

Planespotters (not always accurate) shows around 90 737-200, mostly but not all Advanced models, still in service. Most of them are operating either for governments or into areas with difficult conditions, including unimproved runways. I expect that the 732's suitability for those specialized missi...

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by zippy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28596

Re: AS new interior

New Airbus Inside Photos. Farewell VX hello Bland Airways. VX cabins felt cheap, and that divider between first class and main cabin felt like something plucked out of a sleazy bar. That silly little rope between cabins, meant to emulate a velvet rope in a nightclub, made the experience feel even s...

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by zippy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 35816

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Base wages

AA is $42.39
UA is $42.34
WN is $38.59
DL is non-union


Sonot a tremendous base wage difference - I’ll have to look up what each side is requesting.


That's about 10% more, so it's not nothing.

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by zippy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 12207

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

I want to make sure you understand I'm in no way taking up for LIon Air, and I won't state my opinion on Lion air (no offense to anyone who works for Lion Air). Were speaking about this ONE incident, US carriers have had multiple aircraft off the runway in the last few weeks (devils advocate) how d...

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by zippy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 12207

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

I bet Boeing forgot to mention that the aircraft is equipped with brakes, thrust reverse, and spoilers in the manual. That's how Lion Air will spin this anyway. I know Lion airs maintenance reputation, BUT in this instance the US3 have had their share of planes sliding skidding off the run way. Did...

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by zippy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20955

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

You mean this kind of "extensive security screening"? I managed to go through the T4 checkpoint at JFK twice this week. On Sunday morning someone's pet cat escaped and all hell broke loose. One of the agents walked away as quickly as she could owing to cat allergies. If the TSA is making ...

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