The whole Alitalia thing does not surprise me. My Italian friend has always said that in Italy, there is "Business" and then there is "Bizniss", the latter a euphemism for corrupt dealings. My friend had a very successful restaurant, he was the owner and chef (his sandwiches he'd...Jump to post
IMO, any aircraft that carries fee paying passengers, be it a Cessna Caravan or an A380 should have a voice, data and video recording of the cockpit. Any argument against such is meaningless. The worth of having a CVR and FDR recording of what is said and what the plane is doing or is told to do has...Jump to post
Lets hope they will find the CVR before this goes under the carpet to all the other "unclear/pilot-error" files. The folks at Boeing are rightly nervous every-time automation comes up in an accident giving the MAX disaster. Not that I have the slightest hope for any profound change in the...Jump to post
Boeing needs to kick every single Manager/board member/senior position that were in similar rolls at McD out. They ran McD into the ground with their way of doing business. And now they're doing the same at Boeing. From a simplistic point of view.Jump to post
I fear that the same phenomenon may have played a significant role in SJ182. Which has been my suspicion from early on in the investigation. I watched that interview (and all of Juan Brown's videos). The exact same thought process crossed my mind. 10K hours in the book is all when and good, but how...Jump to post
Sachmet wrote:..What really worries me is the general tendency of over-reliance on automation, compensating for inexperienced/ untalented/ stressed crew ...
majano wrote:Was the CVR recovered? Apologies for asking, but I have not kept up with developments.
One could argue that an attentive, well trained, crew should have noticed something was up long before the A/P gave up. No pilot - human or silicon should ever fly an Aircraft into that dangerous state - independent of the fact that it should have been noticed. We don't know yet why the crew got so...Jump to post
These marvellous bright and fast machines left the outdated and slow humans a few seconds (much less then 25s from A/P off to FDR stopped) to find out what has gone wrong, correct it and recover? One could argue that an attentive, well trained, crew should have noticed something was up long before ...Jump to post
I can't help but notice what looks like a large hydraulic stain aft of the cargo door. Nope. Mud, crud and slush thrown up by the nosewheel tires. :shakehead: I don't think so. I've been a fan of the 757 for decades, watched countless videos, seen countless pictures of some pretty dirty examples, f...Jump to post
Is it possible that we are now in an era where automated systems, designed to prevent a certain set of situations, or simply to assist the pilots, are now contributing to a whole new set of situations? IE, Over-reliance on said automation? Time and time again we read that the pilots of this, that an...Jump to post
I was flying the 737 - 200/300 during the rudder incidents. As was noted, even with a rudder hard over, it was possible to bring the aircraft level again. But, you had to actually fly the aircraft aggressively ... starting with rolling the wings level using full aileron if necessary. We practised i...Jump to post
I can’t imagine though, how far your head would have to be up your ass for something as mundane as asymmetric thrust to go so far as to lose control That AdamAir crew let their plane slowly drift into a right hand nose down spiral just from the slightly off center calibration of the ailerons after ...Jump to post
Well, at least we now know that that piece of trim above the window latch is made of a foam core and not a hard plastic.
In all seriousness, that poor baby is gonna need a looooooooong drink and a good feed!
As a lawyer working on contingency, as these guys are, there's a benefit to being the first-to-file. So they do it as soon as they have signed up one or more clients. The claim is legally-ripe as soon as a plaintiff is harmed. It doesn't take much to sketch out an allegation of facts from the newsp...Jump to post
lol what!? How do they know if the auto throttle failure was due to a design flaw or poor maintenance to sue Boeing for this? OEMs always get sued when an aircraft they constructed crashes. Every time, regardless of the cause. Suing before the investigation is completed is a little premature however.Jump to post
wjcandee wrote:I don't think so. You guys are looking pretty-far afield from the likely proximate cause......
The rudder hard over issue has been fixed for decades. This will not be that. I've offered this question in an earlier post here: Could this have been reintroduced by way of some "ancient" spare parts? ADs are about fixing flying articles. do they touch on spares? I would hope that all th...Jump to post
Interesting that it was heading away from its planned track . And the fact that it hit the water from height so so quickly. Are we really looking at a deliberate act again...?? Not really. This looks exactly like US427( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAir_Flight_427). Rudder moving in the directi...Jump to post
Might stop people bringing those ridiculously large bags on board and taking up all the overhead locker space.
Even with those "Your bag must fit in here" baskets at check in and at the gate, people still seem to get on with overly large bags!
It appears that STC agrees with JL: https://www.airlineratings.com/news/engine-makers-let-airbus-says-emirates-chief/ Well, he has to, or else he looks like an idiot for buying into a flop he is now sending to the desert. Emirates pretty much IS the A380 program. In fact, Mr. Clark has been the A38...Jump to post
Back when the A380 was brand new, I was shot down repeatedly for saying the plane is doomed to not be the big success Airbus and it's fans were predicting it to be. I said from the start that it's too big and not offering a big enough range to beat out competitors and most essentially, it has 4 engi...Jump to post
I doubt it. That fire was so intense, I think it would have burned through the wing and caused it to lose control and crash. They were doomed once that fire started. The fire was also consuming the aerilons, they were a ticking time bomb already. Just look at Nigeria Airways 2120, but this time the ...Jump to post
Seems to me like the pilot of that A300 is quick to panic and impulsive. A combination that is not very desirable for airline pilots and one that has killed before (most recently the Atlas Air 767 crash in Texas). They need re-training. Also, it is well known that one should keep the seatbelt fasten...Jump to post
Oh please, not the conspiracy theories again. And all those 9/11 videos are utter rubbish. They are full of assumptions and opinions being used as facts. They also feature interviews of veteran pilots asking each other: “Could you fly an airplane through at first attempt? No, I wouldn’t be able to”...Jump to post
1)The thread will not be closed if we keep the discussion on a civilized level. This is not a taboo subject. 2)Don’t be so sure that the plane did make all those movements. Have you seen those videos on YouTube about 9/11 and what aircraft drones can do? The technology exists. Seek them out, they a...Jump to post
a fire is possible...... :shakehead: Nope, not at all. 1. A fire drastic enough to cut all the radios and transponders so suddenly would not let the plane fly for many hours. We know the plane flew for several hours after going radio silent due to the engine management pings. 2. A fire that drastic...Jump to post
I flew on the EDI-EWR route with CO in 2004... must have been close to when they started the route. Great flight. Good crew and service. The chicken dish they served was some of the most succulent chicken I've ever eaten. I'm not making that up either. On the way home I got to talking to the America...Jump to post
I think the Avherald photo is older considering the tweet it came from, these photos are I believe some of the last moments of the aircraft and they look a lot more than just oil streak to me. The engines look like they had contact with the ground. I could very well be wrong but that is what it loo...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/DanyalGilani/status/1263786354753798144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1263786354753798144&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dawnnews.tv%2Fnews%2F1132074 This video off of twitter is unsettling to say the least... Rip to all those on board and on the ground who...Jump to post
Flown on the 200, 200ER, and 300ER. Lovely planes. I only fly with BA if I can as I know they use 9 abreast on their 777 and that makes it perfectly comfortable for me. Flown once on an AA bird with 10 abreast (not my choice!!!) and I'll never fly a 10 abreast 777 again, if I can help it. Unless of ...Jump to post
Is that the full service carrier that charges £5 for a cup of tea and scone? :duck: Really? Yip, but on short haul only. If you can't go couple of hours without a scone, you have issues! Their long haul product is still full service and on my many flights with them over the last 10 years, I've neve...Jump to post
"Came like a bolt from the blue" is a BALPA comment on the BBC. So nearly all the fleet are grounded indefinitely with zero demand and they didn't think there would be any impact? No doubt others will follow in one form or another. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52462660 Indeed, you ...Jump to post
Vladex wrote:He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis .
This forum is so fixated with list prices and the theory that any discount eats into Boeing's profit margin considerably. Rest assured that any deal made will result in revenue for Boeing. Be it upfront at sale or in recurring form from support, parts, etc for X amount of years. The same will be tru...Jump to post
I never understood the hate for the "World tails". I thought it was brilliant, celebrating the art of many countries and cultures. It is a shame that short sighted and closed minded politicians pressured BA into discontinuing the program. I saw some lovely designs that were never to see t...Jump to post
I would be very surprised if it was just Boeing.Jump to post
I never understood the hate for the "World tails". I thought it was brilliant, celebrating the art of many countries and cultures. It is a shame that short sighted and closed minded politicians pressured BA into discontinuing the program. I saw some lovely designs that were never to see th...Jump to post
Personally, I feel now is the time for all shareholders to band together and inject funds into the business to help keep it ticking over. If they really care about the airline, they will do this. Virgin has a bad reputation in the UK due to Branson's tax dodging, attempts to sue the NHS and other th...Jump to post
I'm wondering if this virus crisis is another big acceleration of the death of the A380? Glad I got my first flight on one a few weeks ago. The virus is the death of the 777X. Nobody will want such a large plane with the risks of another pandemic. Luckily almost all Superjumbos have been delivered....Jump to post
They are due more than just the fare difference in my opinion. They expected to be comfortable during their flight. So, safety should have been compromised in the name of comfort then? I sure hope you are not involved with any safety related jobs! How much would they been entitled to then if, under...Jump to post