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by Adipocere
Tue May 26, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

According to AVHerald, apparently the CVR is still missing. Only the CVR housing was recovered. Kinda an important detail to find out 4 days after the crash. https://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0 Well there goes the investigation. At least we got the images of the runway and the stricke...

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by Adipocere
Sat May 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Does someone have a Google Street View of the exact location? I’m baffled by news reports of the plane going down into multi storey residential towers - why would they be so close to the runway. "multi-storey" means 3-6 storeys here. Maybe 20-30 m high. These are not skyscrapers. Thank yo...

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by Adipocere
Fri May 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Does someone have a Google Street View of the exact location? I’m baffled by news reports of the plane going down into multi storey residential towers - why would they be so close to the runway.

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by Adipocere
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Amazon" Callsign Reserved w/ FAA
Replies: 27
Views: 6864

Re: "Amazon" Callsign Reserved w/ FAA

I think they would go with “BLUE ORIGIN”.

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28163

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

I hope airlines rescind non rev flying benefits from here on.

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by Adipocere
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37234

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Does Indian law have the concept of “eminent domain” to allow the local government to take over property for specific economic benefits? Could that be used to clear the military out of some of these smaller airfields? I believe every country has some kind of eminent domain laws, the problem is Modi...

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by Adipocere
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37234

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Does Indian law have the concept of “eminent domain” to allow the local government to take over property for specific economic benefits? Could that be used to clear the military out of some of these smaller airfields?

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by Adipocere
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60081

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Agree that at this stage Chapter 11 seems 90% certain scenario. Cash is burning out, with the developing crisis it will be hard to obtain extra financing. No one needs their airplanes even if MAX is cleared to fly. Chapter 11 is intensive care, it's not the morgue... As other have said, the US gove...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60081

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Wow this thread went off the rails quickly. To those saying they are glad this is happening to Boeing, how about you show some compassion for the hundreds of thousands of workers there that had nothing to do with managements missteps but are now paying the price? And if y’all think Airbus is someho...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

For those still in doubt, the travel ban doesn't include cargo, and it only covers Schengen treaty nations. Why Schengen? Because of the freedom of travel between these nations. The UK is not, or has ever been part of Schengen. There is also freedom of travel between the EU and the UK. Those border...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Who says UK is "open borders"? ;) Can’t any European just grab their passport, jump on a plane and get to the U.K.? I wish the U.K. (and reciprocally Europe) would require travelers to prearrange visa stickers in their passport after attending in person interviews, Submit vetting document...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US?? Who says UK is "open borders"? ;) Can’t any European just grab their passport, jump on a plane and get to the U.K.? I wish the U.K. (and reciprocally Eur...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

ACLU will sue Trump for discrimination against Europeans? Just don't understand why the UK is exempt while the rest of the continent is a no-go zone. Belgium, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, etc, have fewer cases and will take a huge hit from being blocked compared to the UK. So...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Um no. Customs will have the data on where the passenger originated from. Uhm there are no passport checks in Europe - so how would customs know where someone traveled to/ from in Europe? Unless the U.K. closes its borders to Europe - I don’t see how this loophole won’t allow Europeans to keep pour...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US?? Um no. Customs will have the data on where the passenger originated from. Uhm there are no passport checks in Europe - so how would customs know where someone trav...

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

So can Europeans fly/ drive/ take a train into the U.K. and get on ex-LHR tickets to the US? Or fly into Canada and cross land borders into the US? Has USCIS posted an official regulation?

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

So what’s the recommended workaround for Europeans - fly/ drive/ train into U.K. and then fly to the US or fly into Canada and the cross land borders into the US?

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US??

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by Adipocere
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

After the recommendation against taking cruises will the government next turn its gaze towards commercial aviation and put in a similar recommendation or even order a nationwide ground stop for the entire spring and summer until the coronavirus season is gone or has a cure?

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by Adipocere
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

If I’m being honest, times like this are the best to travel. Cheap trips and empty flights/hotels. The risk is still low so maybe I’ll take advantage of this hype... My biggest fear would be a quarantine, someone gets infected in your hotel and you will be locked in for two weeks Two extra weeks of...

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182648

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by Adipocere
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX: What is this?
Replies: 39
Views: 11410

Re: LAX: What is this?

Good to know. Would be radical if they were putting up carrier-like lifts to have an underground terminal and double up gate space.

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by Adipocere
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29489

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

British Airways adds 3x weekly additonal flights to Bangalore wef 1st APRIL 2020. The airline will deploy Boeing 777 aircraft on the route, making the freq go up from 7x to 10x. Also the aircraft will be based/parked in BLR for ~11 hours. The sector now has 13x weekly flights from 1st April 2020. B...

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by Adipocere
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12916

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

Doesn’t PHX have even earlier 2-3am departures to CLT and DFW during the winter months?

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by Adipocere
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18874

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Couple of questions spring to mind: 1. Does this require regulatory approvals in US, EU or other jurisdictions (India?). Can this fall through like the LATAM tie up due to some obscure regulatory agency holding their nose? 2. How will BA react if this threatens their feed to the Indian subcontinent?...

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by Adipocere
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

Re: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports

Are the flights being diverted for the 75mph winds or because of the dust? I thought that flights went straight into dust clouds in places like PHX and TUS. Many of the most impressive dust storm pictures were taken from the air after all.

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by Adipocere
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134079

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I am shocked at what happened on the India side. I can’t think of any other major airline that flies to BLR that already doesn’t fly to BOM and DEL. It’s shocking that AA bypassed India’s Tier 1 cities in DEL, BOM, CCU and MAA and went straight to BLR. MAA is southern India’s premier gateway city a...

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by Adipocere
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134079

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Will this finally trigger the much anticipated end of PHX as a hub as AA builds up SEA instead? They don't need to build a hub there, they have AS... Without a central mountain hub like DEN or SLC, a split PHX/SEA strategy with AS using their established loyalty and FF base could compete better wit...

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by Adipocere
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29489

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Is there any precedent of an international airline servicing BLR while not already servicing one of India’s premier cities in DEL, BOM, CCU or MAA?

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by Adipocere
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134079

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I am shocked at what happened on the India side. I can’t think of any other major airline that flies to BLR that already doesn’t fly to BOM and DEL. It’s shocking that AA bypassed India’s Tier 1 cities in DEL, BOM, CCU and MAA and went straight to BLR. MAA is southern India’s premier gateway city an...

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by Adipocere
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134079

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Will this finally trigger the much anticipated end of PHX as a hub as AA builds up SEA instead?

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by Adipocere
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?

I thought the Dutch also had colonial/ cultural connections in South America - Suriname, Aruba, Bonaire etc.

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by Adipocere
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29489

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport pax down 2% in 2019 I guess the air pollution is taking a toll. https://centreforaviation.com/news/delhi-indira-gandhi-international-airport-pax-down-2-in-2019-972626 I wonder if there is any way of figuring out if this 2% just moved to other airports in In...

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by Adipocere
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211058

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

Looks like China is only allowing industrialized western nations + Japan to evacuate its citizens, while denying neighboring less advanced countries the same access to pull their citizens out. It’s almost getting Middle Eastern in terms of attitude in treating Westerners differently than South or So...

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by Adipocere
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen Air 737 set on fire while parked at KHI
Replies: 10
Views: 4042

Re: Shaheen Air 737 set on fire while parked at KHI

What is the likely take on this - insurance scam?

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by Adipocere
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American Airlines overloaded by bureaucratic Staffing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Is American Airlines overloaded by bureaucratic Staffing?

It’s unusual to see he is moving FROM DC to Phoenix to take a government affairs job. I’d expect someone to make the move in the opposite direction. It says the job is Regional Director of Government Affairs out of their PHX hub. If his region is based in PHX, it makes the most sense for him to be ...

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American Airlines overloaded by bureaucratic Staffing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Is American Airlines overloaded by bureaucratic Staffing?

It’s unusual to see he is moving FROM DC to Phoenix to take a government affairs job. I’d expect someone to make the move in the opposite direction.

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211058

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

Linked news outlet is claiming that China is not very keen to let foreigners evacuate as it may cast the country in poor light. That may explain why they only let a couple of advanced western countries to evacuate its citizens while dragging its feet on similar requests from third world countries. h...

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211058

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

Do countries other than the United States have any leverage with the Chinese government to evacuate their own citizens? I believe only the US has successfully pulled out its citizens rather quickly while a group of other countries seem to be essentially pleading with China. What kind of objections w...

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by Adipocere
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19609

Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Wow no news about this anywhere. I’d expect it to be much bigger news as it (unfortunately) involves US service members.

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations
Replies: 44
Views: 16625

Re: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations

YYZORD wrote:
Does the DXB-IAH flight go through US Preclearance at YYZ?


Wouldn’t that require everyone onboard to have paperwork to enter Canada? A lot of people from the ME neck of the woods won’t be able to just enter Canada with just their passports..

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by Adipocere
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10277

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

BravoOne wrote:
Wonder if the Argentine authorities can confiscate the airplane?


Maybe if Argentina has civil forfeiture laws. This plane could technically have been confiscated through forfeiture in the US though?

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by Adipocere
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56621

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

Meh, the kids will walk it off ;-) Out of LAX with an engine emergency issue you're kind of screwed either way as it's a city with an approach surrounded by densely populated suburbs, ocean, mountains and DTLA. I'm sure there was a reason for it. Could it be that LAX Tower or ATC asked for it or so...

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by Adipocere
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28789

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

While it’s cleaning house, Boeing also needs to stop looking at its engineering resources as some sacred cow. After all Boeing’s engineers are the ones who wrote and signed off on the code. Boeing must fire frontline engineers and technical people involved with the MAX with the same vigor as their m...

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by Adipocere
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLC airport... What is it all about?
Replies: 69
Views: 6723

Re: TLC airport... What is it all about?

United Express used to fly into TLC from IAH a decade ago. I remember Mexican customs and immigration desk being a makeshift setup in a large room. I didn’t think then that airport was setup infrastructure wise to be a reliever to MEX, or any other major airport.

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by Adipocere
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Does anyone know if this was a year round manned missile station? If this was a previously decommissioned site; hastily reactivated to protect the capital after recent events, it could have been manned by operators who may not necessarily have experience being next to a major airport. If the operato...

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by Adipocere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190421

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

After reading these articles, I don’t understand why Boeing’s engineers are treated like anointed saints. They seems just as tainted as anyone else because they remained silent and chose to keep their jobs over going public with the rotten coverups and possibly saving 349 lives. I surely hope that ...

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by Adipocere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190421

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

After reading these articles, I don’t understand why Boeing’s engineers are treated like anointed saints. They seems just as tainted as anyone else because they remained silent and chose to keep their jobs over going public with the rotten coverups and possibly saving 349 lives. I surely hope that e...

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