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by garpd
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
Replies: 51
Views: 14439

Re: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

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...

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by garpd
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24669

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

mxaxai wrote:
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I can see the value to find the cause of an accident but it is essential that the footage is only used for that purpose.


Completely agree on that part.

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by garpd
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24669

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

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...

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by garpd
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 21650

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

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.

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by garpd
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Sachmet wrote:
..What really worries me is the general tendency of over-reliance on automation, compensating for inexperienced/ untalented/ stressed crew ...


On that we agree 100%.

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by garpd
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

majano wrote:
Was the CVR recovered? Apologies for asking, but I have not kept up with developments.


As far as I am aware, not yet.
I just meant it should help clear up why the crew let the plane get into such a state, if it is found :)

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by garpd
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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 ...

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by garpd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25318

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

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...

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by garpd
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25318

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

I can't help but notice what looks like a large hydraulic stain aft of the cargo door.

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by garpd
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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 ...

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by garpd
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.
Replies: 47
Views: 10559

Re: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.

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!

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by garpd
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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.

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by garpd
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

wjcandee wrote:
I don't think so. You guys are looking pretty-far afield from the likely proximate cause......


Not me. I merely answered a question. I dismissed the idea of a rudder hard over in a previous reply.

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by garpd
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 262107

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by garpd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 22229

Re: Ryanair 75 MAX deal to close imminently

calstanford wrote:
Oh good good. No more need to discuss idiot rumours of them (or Southwest) "buying Airbus" planes


You realise this is A.net, right?

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by garpd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb
Replies: 44
Views: 4239

Re: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb

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!

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by garpd
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61407

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

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...

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by garpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61407

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

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...

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by garpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.
Replies: 69
Views: 14506

Re: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.

Bit of speed tape and a butt load of Little Trees, and it'll be ready for lease work!

Seriously though, this is such an sad end for a bird that has faithfully carried her passengers to their destination for so many years. She deserved better.

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by garpd
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?
Replies: 59
Views: 16004

Re: Concorde 4590 : Could It Have Been Landed ?

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 ...

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by garpd
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Viva Air livery
Replies: 18
Views: 3915

Re: New Viva Air livery

Bold, bright and striking. Definitely will stand out from the sea of "eurowhite" liveries out there. Would not be surprised if that was one of the goals given in the design brief.

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by garpd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 26614

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

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...

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by garpd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 13366

Re: MEA new livery

There really should have increased the detail on the tree for this sort of application.
This now looks like some sort of amateur flight sim livery attempts where the artist had a low res copy of the logo and increased it size to fit the tail.

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by garpd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 25257

Re: Revisiting MH370

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”...

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by garpd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 25257

Re: Revisiting MH370

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...

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by garpd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 25257

Re: Revisiting MH370

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...

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by garpd
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 10671

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

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...

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by garpd
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 222704

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

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...

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by garpd
Fri May 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 222704

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

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...

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by garpd
Mon May 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 15121

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

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 ...

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by garpd
Tue May 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12519

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

From the LHT release, it seems to me they only want to take seats out and lash boxes of cargo to the floor with nets and straps. Not a true freighter conversion.

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by garpd
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 360
Views: 77243

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

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...

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by garpd
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 360
Views: 77243

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

"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 ...

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by garpd
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31853

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

Vladex wrote:
He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis .

A380 wasn't selling, second hand ones are being scrapped as no one wants them. A330NEO is/was selling reasonably well. Not sure I get your logic.

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by garpd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10753

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

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...

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by garpd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5501

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

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...

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by garpd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10753

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

I would be very surprised if it was just Boeing.

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by garpd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5501

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

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...

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by garpd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 191569

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

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...

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by garpd
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18690

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

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....

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by garpd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 38757

Re: British Airways 787-10

CarbonFibre wrote:
Shoddy interior quality, isn't it?


Got a source to back that up?

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by garpd
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8493

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

william wrote:
Is the plane really a write off?

I very much doubt such an old frame will be worth the money to repair. However, every now and then, a dedicated owner will go above and beyond to return a plane to the skies.

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by garpd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10604

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

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...

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