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by ExDubai
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19472

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I've lived in Asia for the past 6 years or so. Sweeping generalisations but... the cultures here will not change, mainly because they don't see the need for change. They are right, others are wrong. They will pay lip service to the "international community" when they have to, but the unde...

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by ExDubai
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19472

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

WTF!? I read this was true in the 1990's but Korean airlines STILL have the WORST CRM. Who knows what DL has gotten into. Something needs to change FAST. Maybe not the worst, but at the moment they have real issues. A big part of the problem is recruiting. CRM and ex ROKAF do not fit together very ...

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by ExDubai
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 51
Views: 9323

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

Correct me if I'm wrong but the FAA restriction on not using Iranian airspace would only apply to US airlines and maybe flights to or from the US? Surely they'd have no say on what other airlines do when flying to other destinations? Only for US registered aircraft. For the rest it‘s somehow busine...

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by ExDubai
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719684

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The EASA document Reuter’s referring to: https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/IM.A.120%20Boeing737%20TCDS%20APPENDIX%20ISS%2010.pdf Issue 10, Page 15. Interesting reading: Furthermore, the additional crew procedures and training material will clearly explain to pilots the situations wh...

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by ExDubai
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout
Replies: 92
Views: 5357

Re: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout

keesje wrote:
The cooperation with the UK facilities has been a big win-win over the years and you can sense the frustration with Enders. This seems a coordinated Airbus wide (incl. UK) outcry. A complicated situation, where's Nigel Farage when you need him..

No need for Nigel. Boris will tell him fu.. business

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by ExDubai
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4396

Re: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019

sonicruiser wrote:
worldranger wrote:
PerfectGriffin wrote:
From where will they get all these pilots? EK and EY?


Not unless paid in US$


Uh, what?

Have a look at the Lira over the last 3 years. Also inflation is an issue. As long as there is no significant increase in the package they’re no option.

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14769

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

So we all know that airlines book hotels for crew members when they stay the night away from their home-base. But it got me thinking, instead of paying $200-$400 a night or even more depending on the city, would it be be more economical at all for airlines to lease a house or apartment for these cr...

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14769

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

DeltaPrince wrote:
Great idea. Let's take cost-cutting even further...

How about we have all passengers share the same beverage cup? Chug your drink and then pass the cup back to the flight attendant to be refilled for the next passenger.

Sometimes I‘m missing a like button :bigthumbsup:

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by ExDubai
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16734

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

xwb777 wrote:
What about the new terminal at AUH?


Maybe the new "royal terminal" or the biggest general aviation terminal of all times..... who knows

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by ExDubai
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16734

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

andrej wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Link please. There is much speculation on this, little fact.


Edited.

This is just preliminary, so talks/deal can break down and both parties can walk away. Finally, rulers have to give their blessing (which may be part of business decision and part of an ego decision).

More ego then business.....

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by ExDubai
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 12833

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

seahawk wrote:
TK is quite able to weather the storm, it only becomes critical if the Turkish economy tanks and unrest sees the number of tourists decline.

Let’s see if the pilots are able to weather this storm. Esp. the expats are suffering a lot with the current currency development.

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by ExDubai
Wed May 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33195

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

True to form, EK management are now calling in senior pilots for a “chat” after significant numbers of them registered their concern at the revision of crewing levels, warning letters and threats of dismissal are now occurring. The instruction for this came from the same person who is responsible f...

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by ExDubai
Tue May 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33195

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

True to form, EK management are now calling in senior pilots for a “chat” after significant numbers of them registered their concern at the revision of crewing levels, warning letters and threats of dismissal are now occurring. The instruction for this came from the same person who is responsible f...

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by ExDubai
Mon May 21, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33195

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. .... Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. How is flying a freighter different than the same plane in a...

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by ExDubai
Sun May 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33195

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Not enough!!!! Many people are going back to the US - Canada - Europe, where now there a big job offer and pilot shortage. This is getting pretty interesting... g77 He (or she) was being sarcastic. And not just about the numbers. Slide 1 of SR22 to A380 conversion training: “No BRS on A380. But god...

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by ExDubai
Fri May 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33195

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

What is this thread actually about? Let's put the title aside. That's what got me interested. But the more I read the more I think it's in danger of becoming a vent machine. A few more facts would be helpful. Do we know precisely the parameters of the announcement? For example, is it really 3 pilot...

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by ExDubai
Fri May 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33195

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

mercure1 wrote:
Crew bases in LON, FRA, MAD, NYC, LAX, DFW, HKG, SYD would be interesting.

Yepp, I'd love to see AAR dealing with VC :lol:

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by ExDubai
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 24177

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

LH doesn't fly internationally on most big holidays to give their employees a break. Not sure about European domestic ops during the holidays but i would asume they would be limited Quatsch. It is a simple question of demand. ...giving the employees a break? Seriously... Stop bashing the Lufti mana...

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by ExDubai
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12861

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Turnesia

Its all due to security reasons. Tunisian women fighting with ISIS has been going back home from Syria and Iraq according to credible sources. Source: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/security-concerns-led-emirates-to-ban-tunisian-women-1.2146410 If it is due to security reasons they need to b...

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by ExDubai
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3446

Re: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes

Ryanair have announced that they now will recognize unions. "DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair on Friday announced that it would recognize pilot unions for the first time in its 32-year history in a bid to stop the first pilot strike in its history from taking place later in the day." https://mo...

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by ExDubai
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3446

Re: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes

When I read unions, I realized the divide had succeeded. The fact FR can threaten amazes me. There needs to be a balance of power. FR pilots are screwed. Lightsaber Yepp, they are screwed and not only the pilots. Because of the devide and conquer game FR is playing with them. If the direct employee...

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by ExDubai
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3446

Re: MoL and the Unions, a poisened relationship.......

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-ryanair-pilots-plan-strike-on-december-20th-1.3324473 "The company warned that any pilots taking part would be in breach of the Dublin base agreement and would lose benefits such as five-days-on, four-days-off rosters. Is this a n...

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by ExDubai
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3446

Re: MoL and the Unions, a poisened relationship.......

Merry Xmas Michael, I'm sure you'll love the gift from the "Lufti Union". VC announced today industrial actions @ Ryanair. They didn't mention a specific date, in their press announcement they used the term "any time from now " no industrial actions will happen from Dec. 23rd. - ...

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by ExDubai
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3446

Re: MoL and the Unions, a poisened relationship.......

leghorn wrote:
Leeeeeeeeettttt's Rumble.

Negotiating employment terms across jurisdictions is absolutely ridiculous. No multinational does that.

Fedex does it...... Don't know about DHL/UPS. Also the US Airlines with overseas crew bases.
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by ExDubai
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes
Replies: 26
Views: 3446

Some unions representing FR pilots in Europe are announcing strikes

It looks like the FR pilots across europe took the momentum of the staffing issues at FR and bring their relationship with MoL/FR to the next level. Italien Union ANPAC announced a 4 hour strike on Dec. 15th. Italy’s ANPAC, which said it represents 280 of Ryanair’s approximately 4,000 pilots - and 4...

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by ExDubai
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 26748

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

It is more like they used asset to finance buying additional asset, then in turn, use those asset to finance more. In another word, they borrow big to spend big. Works until regulator start taking a closer look at their dealings and saw that their source of money to begin with is not even clear (It...

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by ExDubai
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 11118

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Have they sorted their crewing issues?. Nope, and it looks like MoL has to deal in the future with VC when it comes to FR pilots based in Germany. A Webcam during their negotiations would be nice.... :lol: Edit: It looks like the Portugese pilots are moving first.... https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2...

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by ExDubai
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 51235

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

787/777 reminds me somehow on the A330/340 mixed fleet. Life on the B fleet will be hell...... What could be better than having a job featuring a spread of 789/78J/77L/77W/778/779 aircraft to fly, and living in the "worker's paradise" of Dubai? A job featuring a spread of 789/78J/77L/77W/...

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by ExDubai
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 51235

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

787/777 reminds me somehow on the A330/340 mixed fleet. Life on the B fleet will be hell......

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25048

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

As the LH Group takes over some former Airberlin routes (also some german domestic routes) - Could be that the LH Group convert the 30 options they have to firm orders for the CS300. Let's say it like this, LH is really pleased with the C-Series performance at Swiss. I've no doubts that well see th...

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by ExDubai
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25048

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

What it comes down to in my mind is this: 1. Are airlines not buying it because they question BBDs stability as a business? 2. Do they think BBDs support network is not robust enough to support the model? 3. Airlines believe they don't need that kind of performance on that small of an aircraft. Tha...

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by ExDubai
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186810

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

lightsaber wrote:
4. I think Bombardier is done in commercial aircraft. :(

Yepp, at least in the 100+ plus market. They made to many mistakes during the C-series development...

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by ExDubai
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186810

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html Seems like Boeing is pretty butthurt: "This looks like a questionable deal between two heavily state-subsidized competitors to skirt the recent findings of the U.S. government . Our position...

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by ExDubai
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186810

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boy you Canadians sure showed us in the US. You sold the company to Europeans who will make C Series in the US. Real Trudeau definition of winning you got there. I think ill stick to Trumps definition. I want to thank Quebec government for subsidizing Alabama job and Taxs. Apparently few have notic...

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by ExDubai
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186810

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Not trying to say they are one family but now Airbus can sell the aircraft as package from as low as 100 seats to as many as 240 seats in a High Density A321neo. For example JetBlue, I'm willing to be their interest in the CSeries has skyrocketed over the E2 since its now basically Airbus's program...

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by ExDubai
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186810

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

f4f3a wrote:
Is it going to be possible to combine c series type rating with the a320 series?

Nope, not possible. That's one of the issues they need to sort out. Communality between the diverse product lines is one of the top priorities of Airbus.

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by ExDubai
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186810

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

danj555 wrote:
How will Delta not have to pay tariffs now? The 220% tariff is on the product, not the manufacturer.

Because of the production line in Mobile/Alabama.

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 11254

Re: Any smoking flights still?

Calder wrote:
I wouldn't mind taking a smoking flight, just for the sake of having the experience.

Start on the flightdeck with an chinese carrier and your dream comes thrue.........

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by ExDubai
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15542

Re: Woman dragged of SWA flight was pregnant

Looks like a lot of cash......

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by ExDubai
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30100

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Looks like two go-arounds after one another.. is there a possibility this could be blamed on something other than the crew? If you ask the Muppets on the 3rd. floor, nope....... Would be interesting to see the crews roster of the last weeks. I have been a pilot for 43 years. 25 in the airline indus...

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by ExDubai
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31378

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

SAA have about R10 billion in debt which is guaranteed by the Treasury. If they don't provide the cash and SAA go under (which would in all likelihood happen) it would result in cascading calls on other Treasury guaranteed debt. They have been left with few options. One just hopes that they provide...

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by ExDubai
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30100

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Management response....... Ladies and Gentlemen STANDARDS ON THE LINE You will be aware that we have experienced some poorly managed events on the line over the last few months; unfortunately we experienced another one last week. In Training we promote the fact that we are driven by evidence, well t...

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by ExDubai
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 28636

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

https://ialpa.net/ialpa-analysis-of-rya ... rs-crisis/

New joiners 2017: 634 (mainly FO's)
Leavers 2017 : 718
New frames 2016 -17 : 100

So 1700 pilots short ....
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interesting text from IALPA about Ryanair
https://ialpa.net/ialpa-analysis-of-rya ... rs-crisis/

New joiners 2017: 634 (mainly FO's)
Leavers 2017 : 718
New frames 2016 -17 : 100

So 1700 pilots short ....

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by ExDubai
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30100

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

VirginFlyer wrote:
Have the flight crew been resigned yet?

[Yes, the wording of that is intentional]

V/F

According to the jungle drums "only" grounded

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by ExDubai
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30100

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

JetBuddy wrote:
Looks like two go-arounds after one another.. is there a possibility this could be blamed on something other than the crew?

If you ask the Muppets on the 3rd. floor, nope....... Would be interesting to see the crews roster of the last weeks.

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by ExDubai
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30100

Re: EK A388 go around being 400ft AGL at 8 nm off runway

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ae84b8a&opt=0

Thanks in advance

Looks like they really screwed up....
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Gonzalo wrote:
Good morning everybody. If someone has any aditional info to share about this... looks pretty serious.


http://avherald.com/h?article=4ae84b8a&opt=0

Thanks in advance

Looks like they really screwed up....

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