This happened at Brumadinho back in January, so why is it suddenly on the BBC? Two "engineers" from Tüv Süd were briefly detained after the event, and will probably face trial at some dim and distant point in the future, once everyone has forgotten about it and another similar tragedy has ...Jump to post
In all seriousness though, I'm not sure how fond Brazilians will be of Boeing immediately removing all traces of Embraer and stamping their name on the operation. It might not be problematic for most of the world, but a problem at home. I get a sense Brazilians may hold Embraer closer to their hear...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Magog wrote:All Mercedes. This year is proving to be quite boring.
The top two in the WDC separated by a single point after four races is boring?
UK Media is reporting he faces up to five years in prison in the US, if found guilty of the charges they wish to extradite him to face. So he's spent seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy, to avoid a maximum 5 year sentence. Seems like a smart move to me... I rather suspect that the US is us...Jump to post
No, it isn’t, but making a rash assumption, it’s silly for foreigners to call someone’s else systems as dysfunctional. It is silly, yet it doesn't stop some of your compatriots doing just that on this thread. Are BA wrong putting 200 hour FOs into the right seat? The US system evolved to meet the n...Jump to post
I read about a South American carrier - think it was from Brazil - that operated regular scheduled passenger routes using DC-9s. That was a year ago though so they have probably been retired by now. It certainly wasn't Brazil, the only member of the DC-9 family to operate here was an MD-82 that fle...Jump to post
I take it that this new law only applies to airlines & not to aircraft manufacturers, eg. Delta could go ahead & buy 100% of Gol, but Boeing's pending purchase of Embraer is still (for now) proscribed by the Brazilian courts, am I right? That decision concerning Boeing and Embraer was quick...Jump to post
tonystan wrote:And before the mass cyber hysteria begins, can we please have the other side of the story!
Hmm, another potential long haul flight (s) for Gatwick then. Am I right in thinking the only non-stop flights between London & Brazil are operated by BA and TAM Airlines out of Heathrow? Cheers Ben That's all we have available right now, and the prices are surprisingly different. I just booked...Jump to post
The partnership is to set up a new company dealing with commercial aircraft only, 80% Boeing (reported to be cash) and 20% Embraer. Military and bizjets are not part of the deal. Local reports suggest that the government maintains a Golden share, although it isn't clear if that applies to the new ve...Jump to post
I have a feeling the woman got into it with the customs official and gave the official a hard time. Most often they will let you throw it it away or confiscate it. If you cop an attitude or give them a hard time though its game on. Likely more to the story than what has been made public. There are ...Jump to post
Most flights from the US to South America involve the aircraft sitting on the ground all day, before another overnight flight back home. Time zones are not compatible with overnights both directions, as most flights are at most 2-3 time zones apart. Some operators take the opportunity for a tag-on ...Jump to post
- How deep can Embraer go with discounts? Airbus and Boeing have both shown that under the right circumstances they can discount very heavily due to economies of scale. - Hardly anyone is buying 700 series 737s today, the same as 319s. - There is no way you will get 15 minute turn arounds with a 146...Jump to post
For the right price people would definitely go CGH-FOR-XXX. Definitely, it will be interesting to see what the fares are. One interesting piece of information is that there will be business and premium economy seats available. I was in Fortaleza two weeks ago on business and saw a number of retired...Jump to post
GOL's chief is especially interested in giving convenient access to Sao Paulo with CGH-FOR-Europe. That shows this is not just a play for inbound tourists to Ceara. I don't see 2 or 3 weekly flights from each carrier having much impact on the São Paulo market to Europe, there are already direct fli...Jump to post
Your useless contribution is rather pathetic. Futility of exchange indeed, when the said contributor talks about Cathay and then posts an "Evaluation Report of the Brazilian ANAC". It is worth highlighting that it is only an Evaluation and not a text of air law. Also, no airline in Brazil...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:More importantly, doesn't Brazil help (or used to help) Embraer in a similar fashion ?
He VOLUNTEERED to serve his country! Nuff said... I volunteered to serve my country too, and in my 17 years I served in two active war zones and four tours "in support of the Police". That does not make me a hero and frankly I would be ashamed if anyone were to call me one. I don't expect...Jump to post
The 788 might make an appearance in the distant future but in the short term the answer is a resounding no. Those 763s being replaced at LATAM Chile are moving over to JJ, including some very new examples. They are actually quite nice birds with updated interiors, I was on one from Sao Paulo to Manu...Jump to post
At the lower end of the market there is little point looking at brand names, practically everything comes out of the same factories in China. Forget the headline spec, look carefully at a more detailed description to see what the system is capable of. Analytics is currently a big selling point but o...Jump to post
maxamuus wrote:UA flight 629. The first known bombing of a US airliner.
Apologies: I want way too far down memory lane and took you all along. VC10er, Beijao! No need for apologies here, my recollections of Varig tie in with yours. My flights to and from Europe on the MD-11 were the best economy flights I've ever had, especially in the mid cabin. Sadly those days are l...Jump to post
Although if they're looking for Star connections. MIA is not the place to find them - I guess they could connect to a few TATL star flights and United, but everywhere United flies from MIA, except SFO and seasonal DEN, has nonstop service to GRU on UA. I see it as more of an O&D play for one of...Jump to post
Perhaps as a reflection of the current impasse Embraer has pushed back work on the E175-E2 to concentrate their efforts on the 190 (already flying) and 195 (rolled out this week ahead of schedule). With over 180 firm orders and around 200 options/MoU/LoI for these models there is plenty to keep them...Jump to post
Does this make sense? While willful disregard of regulations can't be tolerated in the airline industry, it seems that overall the system should be as supportive as possible to allow a pilot to ask for help without having to weigh any other external factors in their decision. Or is this an example ...Jump to post
Has a fuel leak in the LAMIA aircraft been ruled out? Or faulty instruments? Most here seem to assume the pilots didn't state early enough the nature of the emergency. What if they didn't know it either? What if instruments were showing them they have more than enough fuel? Reading the thread would...Jump to post
It's been widely reported in the press that the FO was Sissy Arias, a very attractive FO... : http://www.clarin.com/deportes/Tragedia-Chapecoense-Sissy-Arias-periodista_0_1696030530.html That said I doubt who the FO was will make a difference. The pilot was the owner, had reasons to save money and ...Jump to post
I feel for the first officer, despite the rumors already circling about her credentials regarding operating this flight. However, even if she was well-qualified, putting a brand-new employee with the airline owner is already an awful combination. Can we put this story to bed please? Sisy Arias was ...Jump to post
The flight plan has been published in the Bolivian press. Scroll down for the image.
Estimated enroute time equal to endurance.
The question really is though, were they able to take the max payload out of Bolivia? Density altitude at that airport is by far some of the worst in the world due to its near 10K ft elevation. I cannot think of a single aircraft I have ever operated out of LaPaz that was able to depart without a w...Jump to post
The flight didn't make a technical stop in Santa Cruz, the delegation flew commercially from GRU on Boliviana de Aviación on a different aircraft and boarded the accident flight in Santa Cruz. The reason the charter was refused was that for the origin and destination requested the company had to be ...Jump to post
I understood GOL is having its own difficulties. GOL is having their 3rd quarter in a row with net profit. So what about this?: GOL Continues Trimming Fleet, Capacity They were adjusting capacity to match their "new" network, which is good business sense. AFAIK the last month of the "...Jump to post
Here in Brazil LATAM have been offering a low cost service for some time, without the corresponding low fares. These measures won't do anything to address their problems. GOL is a better choice if low cost is the driver. They have the benefit of fleet commonality, more comfortable seating, BOB servi...Jump to post
They might have voted it the best but they don't seem to be flying with them if the latest ANAC figures (July) are anything to go by. Both United and Delta show better loads overall, and LATAM have better numbers on the São Paulo - New York route. (I'm not sure if LATAM is classed as a domestic or f...Jump to post
It seems that we are getting close to what actually happened. The press are now reporting that the group stopped at a petrol station on the way back to the village, and did what groups of drunken yobs do on a regular basis. They broke the toilet door and didn't want to pay for the damages. The polic...Jump to post
There are a number of inconsistencies in what happened during the reported robbery and what "normally" happens during a robbery in Rio. No self-respecting Rio bandit/fake police officer/corrupt police officer is going to leave you with a high end mobile phone and a fancy watch. Depending o...Jump to post
Two Brazilian Navy A-4 Skyhawks collided during a training mission yesterday afternoon (26/07) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. One aircraft was able to return to base at São Pedro da Aldeia, the second fell into the sea near the town of Saquarema. The pilot reportedly ejected but has not yet been f...Jump to post
klkla wrote:CGH (Sao Paulo Brasil)
Who buys a ticket from Brazil to the Lebanon at 3am, at any price? That was one of the other error fares, and some people even claimed to have booked time off from work and booked hotels there. One individual supposedly purchased 15 tickets to Australia, again in the early hours. There are about 250...Jump to post
It is a relatively simple matter for Scotland to join the EU...they are part of the EU now . Actually Scotland is not part of the EU now, it is currently part of the UK which in turn is part of the EU. During the run up to the Scottish Independence referendum this was discussed at length, and it wa...Jump to post