Just saw the video of the landing. Perfectly executed.
EK probably took inspiration from PK, which was a big part of it's initial days. As for SQ, is makes sense for it to be Singaporean/Service Quality (SQ) when compared to MH (Malaysian Hospitality). Just my guess though, reality may be different. These days though, it is more down to making best use ...Jump to post
I didn't know Malaysia had to send an elite squad to retrieve the black boxes. It does make sense since it was not exactly normal accident and that too in a conflict zone. Sorry if this is a repetition, but I had not heard this before. https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/08/515460/12-unsu...Jump to post
My unreliable sources tell me that the plan was to shelf 777, 787, 767, etc., and only have 737 line. It would have folding wings and bendybus type sections. It would be available from 80 to 800 seats, ultra long narrow body configuration. Gates wouldn't need to be modified as sections would bend in...Jump to post
Waterbomber2 wrote:Sorry but I worked in maintenance and partially discharged bottles are very common.
I'm transiting thru today. Upon my casual, non-professional, observation, seems almost back to normal but with a bit of delay. Inbound flight was 50 minutes delayed, hopefully the outbound flight goes per plan in 2 hours.
Sorry, nothing to add on the political front.
Dell has a new smash hit laptop. Limited edition.
A passenger has been badly attacked on the face by an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). I get the need for ESAs but a large dog in a confined space is trouble waiting to happen. Airlines are coming down on this and it is a complicated and sensitive topic. At some point, if not already, the ESA owners ...Jump to post
ojjunior wrote:BTW, the FA seems very concentrated in her paperwork...
How cool is that workstation, huh?
More like: CSeries/A220: small Canadian MAX E-2: Small Brazilian MAX A320neo: European MAX bizjets: REALLY small rear-engined MAX SuperJet 100: A combination of the A320 and 737 MAX C919: Communist MAX SSJ100: Post-Communist MAX You guys are killing me. Haha. What happens if they rename MAX to MAD ...Jump to post
So ... is it a write off
WSJ and others are reporting that Transport Canada wants simulator time for MAX pilots. FAA is not too happy as the party line is still iPad training is all you need. As it stands today, I'm not sure if the simulators are MAX MCAS v2 ready, especially in the failure mode. It is really getting diffic...Jump to post
Looks like China has formed a task force to review the fix. Looks like a quick un-grounding is becoming a difficult target. EASA probably has their own team specifically looking into it.
https://ca.reuters.com/article/business ... S0ZY-OCABS
First of all welcome to airliners.net! You will find a lot of useful information here. Second, congrats on choosing your career. It is a life changing experience. You will find a photos of crew rest areas on this site too. You will need to use the serach photos function and put in some filters. Ther...Jump to post
I think the need for MCAS was discovered after the MAX 8 design phase was over. But before the MAX 10 was even on the drawing board. So when designing the MAX 10, they could make it much more stable from the get-go. It seems MAX 10 maybe a legitimate grandchild, whereas MAX 8 or 9 may have question...Jump to post
I keep hearing MAX 10 does not have or need MCAS. Not sure what the truth. I guess it will be special "grandfathering" then. MAX will have sub-types which will differ so much. Sorry, I'm not too familiar with grandfathering and sub-types combined. Could it be that the 10 flies before the o...Jump to post
AC is showing 777-300/ER HD on YYZ-MUC for the balance of April, vs the planned 789. Pretty sizeable increase in seats, especially considering the LH upguage to the A359 as well. Represents an increase of 190 seats each way per day, or roughly 26% more capacity. Just saw a tweet of LH A359 on short...Jump to post
billsalton92 wrote:Philippines from Manilla has been operating 350 daily since mid March, with the exception of today's 77W. Official equipment switch to 359 for them is tomorrow along with the seasonal LH from MUC switching to 359 from 333
Hello guys, There has been a lot of talk about review of certification process and reciprocal approvals by other agencies. Then there is also the talk of software only fix may not be sufficient and possibly leading to additional testing and certification. Some airlines have cancelled their financial...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:Yeah, just wait for the new MAX to re-enter service. Last I heard Boeing is going full power on a new software that eliminates pilots altogether.
Out of interest, why would you deboard the Sikhs if all we read is true. Flying while Sikh is yet to be a punishable offense. I was speaking in general, sorry if I came across as siding with either party. I have Sikh friends, who are among the nicest people I know. I don't know what happened here. ...Jump to post
Not much information to go on here, so hard to say what happened. In my opinion, it would be appropriate to see both parties be deboarded. If not, this will keep happening.Jump to post
Who asked about the size of the tip earlier? This photo adds perspective unless that employee is a child... https://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/file-4.jpeg Wow! They are massive indeed. Some would argue they are as large as a small aircraft's VTP. @ Spetsnaz55, thanks for the ...Jump to post
She is a beauty. Congrats Boeing, I wish you great success with it.Jump to post
It seems that Boeing is adding multiple inputs to MCAS, thus preventing single-point-of-failure scenarios. “To make a safe plane even safer” :scratchchin: Apple has been saying you are holding it wrong, but we will give you a free case ... Oh wait. Boeing has been saying you are flying it wrong, bu...Jump to post
The India-Pakistan border remains closed until 5th of March, 0800 UTC. Hopefully, it will open this time. There is a lot of activity from/to the open airports. My guess is they are trying to clear the back log before they open east-west overfly. I do see some NRT/ICN/PEK flight to/from DXB/DOH trans...Jump to post
Hello Spyhunter. Sorry to take you away from your MH topics, but you might need a break. Do you have any theories on the C-130 crash regarding President/General Zia-ul-haq? Was it simply a mechanical issue as we have been told? It has been described as a big mystery, but I think you might know bette...Jump to post
Glad to see some airports and routes are open. Some local flights are doing a western routing, going over some mountains and isolated areas. I wonder if it raises some engine out concerns. The airspace closure has been very disruptive to say the least, but totally justified in my opinion. Here is ho...Jump to post
A lot of chest thumping going on in this thread. Hopefully the thread survives long enough to see the airspace reopen. The latest is, it should be opened on Friday afternoon local time (0800 GMT) or earlier. https://www.dawn.com/news/1466348/pakistani-airspace-to-remain-closed-till-friday-afternoon-...Jump to post
I found a daylight video from the day before. At one angle you can see right thru the engine cowling. In case someone is interested.
Here’s the original video, nose gear looks good.
https://twitter.com/bigjettvlive/status ... 23680?s=21
This reminds me of the ANA 787 thread I started last year, same sort of effect.
Did the nose gear make contact? Hard to tell from the GIF. That exact moment must not have been fun. Exciting for sure.Jump to post
What worries me is due to the high set up and that too only on the inboard MLG, any crosswind would create challenges since they have nothing to tie the wings down. But that is just me. I'm sure they have plans for that. I love these types of projects.Jump to post
I'm happy to see this beauty being given a second life. The transportation does seem like a mammoth task. Thanks for your contribution here.Jump to post
Not sure if this has happened before, looks like this person is looking at a fine and some jail time. It is substantial amount, so hopefully should serve as a deterrent. I tried to search for it, but couldn't find it. If it's already posted before, please delete. I think there was a thread about it,...Jump to post
Speaking of conspiracies, it's beginning to look a lot like a sales demo of a certain company selling anti-drone system. The drone sightings came out of the blue, were very effective, then disappeared without a trace. Made ordinary traveling public very upset who now expect it not to happen again. C...Jump to post
Very scarce details available but looks like Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle had engine trouble and decided to land instead of continuing. Probably something completely different, but something to think about. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/delta-flight-middle-of-the-ocean-seattle-b...Jump to post