I just love all these armchair 'pilots' who seem to think the ET crew should have recognised what was going on, and done the runaway trim checklist. Let's think about what was going on in that flight deck. A brand new aircraft, normal take-off, alarms sound / shaker, followed by repeated pitching d...Jump to post
I keep thinking the flaw in the MAX has some similarities to the GM airbag scandal a few years back. GM saved a few cents on a cheaper clip on an ignition system that was known to fail. IIRC, an engineer had even predicted this. Weight on keyring could cause new cars to get the ignition bumped out o...Jump to post
Onboard todays inaugural HNL-OAK on N8329B Despite the HUGE fleet constraints with the mechanics dispute and MAX grounding, Southwest brought in a spare plane N8326F last night. Reportedly it will remain in Hawaii all this week so that the launch week goes without a mechanical cancellation snag. Exp...Jump to post
6808 is a one off flight (remains in HNL overnight turning around to fly to OAK tomorrow) I am on this flight now, which had to have 10 seats blocked (plus zero SWAcargo) in order to land with proper fuel reserves. Captain said in a week or so they may be able to unblock a few seats. WN has 4 certif...Jump to post
Saw this painted 777x with its wings folded up while on Boeing Future of Flight tour in Everett, WA yesterday.
They have a second mock up / half built 777x in front if it that they are using to get their tooling measured and produced for the production line.
So if the FAA knew about MCAS why did neither AAL nor SWA know about it? MCAS is not listed in the Difference Tables in the FAA's Flight Standardization Board Report nor is it listed in the Transport Canada report.. "Southwest, American pilots unions question 737 Max documentation after Indone...Jump to post
How can it be that a prominent airport such as BOS or DEN which are en route of several A380 flights each day are not equipped to handle a regularly scheduled aircraft in case of an emergency in a leading industrial country? I am just flabbergasted .... An a380 capable deicing truck is amongst the ...Jump to post
Everyone on here is using the altitude deviations at 5000'......They're very minor altitude deviations.... In addition to your observations (hand flying=minor variations), the speed/altitude charts posted are not scaled the same. The chart from a day prior is "zoomed out" 5x on the altitu...Jump to post
How unsafe can a plane that is 2 months old be. This sounds like a problem with the airplane. They should have been flying on auto pilot 8 minutes into the flight... This situation is especialy eerie to me because last October I was on a days-old 737MAX (N8707P) that had a flight control problem. O...Jump to post
Interjet has a new fleet, great seat pitch, and extras such as free onboard snack or meal and free alcohol. I think alot of their issue was from the few weeks that they had to ground their entire SSJ fleet. I went out of my way to fly a SSJ from LaPaz to Mexico City last year, great experience. If t...Jump to post
could the decision to allow full tanks to QR somehow be related to max crew duty day?
I would think that even a quick pit stop diversion could cause some of these LH/ULH crews to time out and need a 24hr rest....
No security presence here today, UNTIL the Air France A340 positioned for takeoff. Then a police vehicle stopped traffic and spooked everyone off the fence...until the engines spooled up, then a few folks were back on the fence. After takeoff, cop found and stopped JUST me on the beach. Yelled a bit...Jump to post
I have not been to SXM though it has been on my bucket list... So I am on a layover in PHL about to board a flight there today! Here is my idea: why not just put a double fence in? Place it about parallel to the existing fence about 12-18 inches apart. Leave the ends open to allow public to walk bet...Jump to post
F9 and NK are the US's version of Ryanair. Perfectly modern equipment but tight seating.. They scare you into paying for seat assignments, charge $2 for a glass of water, and $40-100 per carry on bigger than a small backpack or checked bag. (this being said, I fly a 5hr PIT-LAS route twice a week wi...Jump to post
Very minor technical issues that had been fixed in a couple of days. A lot of aircraft, including western built ones, got similar issues during the startup phase. Once they have been fixed (which they are now) it's a perfectly reliable aircraft. The fact that it's a Russian design seems irrelevant ...Jump to post
thread reads much better now that I added jumbojet to ignore list. AA did a stunning job with both diversion times. Clearly in KEF issues suchas medical clearance, restock med. supplies, refuel, and deice could take 2hrs on a GOOD day for *ANY* airline And 2hrs on the ground in JFK? Absolutely amazi...Jump to post
Here is a direct download link to the calculations from Avherald that Fredrik mentions above. http://avherald.com/files/lamia_flightplans.pdf Flight couldn't have made it legally direct... even if the pilots accidentally took off with 0 passengers and 0 bags. This throws the co-owner's statement abo...Jump to post
Was BOG even a legal alternate refueling stop? I did some quick (maybe flawed?) looking on gcmap and all the iata options i found for Medelin and Bogota seemed to be only 100-some kilometers apart. Since we know when the flight ran out of fuel, how many minutes of flying time earlier than the crash ...Jump to post
With the Avianca query about "Did he declare an emergency", I took that is questioning the verbiage of the LAMIA pilot as perhaps implying an emergency but without actually declaring one. I think it's a crucial distinction and read it differently than he did above. I'm certainly no expert...Jump to post
... she went above and beyond her role by giving the airline priority without even asking the pilots to re-state the emergency as it is usually done. They are now investigating the threats and it is expected for people to be charged. First ignorant folks praising the captain for 'miraculously dumpi...Jump to post
Unions may have been necessary 50 years ago, but they have lost touch with reality. Can LH legally cancel fights on their own, without paying the union wages? If so why not just cancel an entire week now. The union reaction would be priceless. While they are at it, list all their 747-8i's on ebay. O...Jump to post
What would the ETOPS requirement be for each of the routes listed as feasible above? From what I read, the E190 only is certified for Etops120. In an earlier thread, someone suggested an A318 as the perfect aircraft for the challenges of Saint Helena. I was on the "baby bus" BA1 (LCY-JFK) ...Jump to post
Check out this article published today (in Spanish but let Google translate it to English) Lamia turbulent history, the airline crashed plane Venezuela denied certification to the ill-fated airplane owner for failing to meet safety requirements. http://app.eltiempo.com/politica/justic ... a/16763144...Jump to post