Just read a story on BBC website, (unable to post link on my phone) titled ‘Easyjet hanging by a thread says Union Official’. Seems pretty unhelpful of the BBC and their source. Have they got a grudge against Stelios? Just the BBC doing their best to spread doom and gloom. No different from the res...Jump to post
art wrote:UK may only buy about 70 F-35 (instead of a mooted 138).
Will the current UK government give them a bailout ? Too many jobs are at stake for politicians to ignore and could do it easier as not part of the EU anymore so no worries of pesky anti-subsidy rules . Currently in transition till end of the year so EU rules still apply. Even if they didn't I woul...Jump to post
morrisond wrote:Or you just do what any Pilot should be capable of - push the control column forward.
In principle escrow until date of travel seems a good solution although I wonder which entity gets the benefit of the interest on the sums held? Perhaps the state should run these escrow funds although I grant you many states are not the most efficient at running things.Jump to post
SpaceX has certainly come a long way and achieved lots of firsts. However they next need to make a successful return and then keep making uneventful trips to and from ISS. That's the point when we can all start showering them with praise IMHO.Jump to post
Exactly. Korean Air is a good example. May be PIA can consult with KE (or with Emirates, who with a shorter history and a substantially more massive fleet hasn't had a single fatality and only one write off) and come up with a solid, enforceable and accountable plan of action. PIA trying to police ...Jump to post
Eurowings forgot to read the NOTAM that Olbia airport is closed entirely until June 15, forcing the A320 to return to DUS. Reportedly, both passengers onboard were reaccomodated. https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/eurowings-flight-took-off-a-month-early Even with the lower fuel costs that must have q...Jump to post
Agreement reached, now pending approval of EU, LH board and Germand Covid-19 fund steering committee. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lufthansa-rescue/lufthansa-german-government-agree-on-rescue-package-dpa-idUSKBN23110F Will be interesting see if EU just rolls over and accept...Jump to post
All this sounds like there will be new behaviors to be learned, plus we read the pilots weren't doing tremendously well following the old checklists, so it was felt more training will be needed. Even Boeing's CEO is saying sim training will be needed. Which they previously said was not needed, so w...Jump to post
The EU delaying approval of the Embraer-Boeing joint venture is not helping A220 sales. The approval is absolutely essential to maintain a level playing field between E2 and A220. I'm baffled as to why you feel it's the regulator's job to maintain a "level playing field" between E2 and A2...Jump to post
Here are some options: 2) Government can then put money in through buying slots from Virgin at LGW and LHR at 20% discount to the average price paid for slots at both airports during 2018/2019. The Government can then retain the slots and sell them on at a profit to compensate for lost interest whe...Jump to post
Stitch wrote:aumaverick wrote:It looks like a complete redesign, removal, and replacement of the RVS are in store down the line per the latest report.
Well arguably we'd likely have seen this via a Block Update over the life of the frame, so...
Write that into law then. Be prepared for it to be a lengthy process. You can start with the Limited Liability Act of 1855. I don't believe that act says anything about receiving a bailout from the government or the conditions that may be attached to the bailout. IMHO VS should look to its sharehol...Jump to post
https://en.about.aegeanair.com/media-center/press-releases/2020/aegean-temporarily-suspends-its-international-network-flights-as-of-26-march-and-up-until-30-april/ Aegean will be suspending the majority of international flights from 26 March and up until 30 April. The only exceptions are some weekl...Jump to post
4-6 years is the time from launch to EiS for a new design (and that is a huge challenge), that does not mean they will be able to produce 40 planes a month and the end of the time frame. Until you could replace the volume we would be looking at 8-10 years and Boeing can not have no single aisle jet...Jump to post
Do the stored fuselages count as delivered to Boeing?
Even so, some of the regulations around requiring slides in the over-wing exit doors after the wing is more than 7 feet off the ground (or however much it is) are draconian. If you're able-bodied enough to fly, you can hang off the wing by your hands/arms and safely drop a full body length without ...Jump to post
Geesh, if they couldn't even get this right, I can't even imagine if they had submitted & won anything for GBSD. I possess confidential documents saying they'll market the 737 MAX as a strategic bomber. MCAS will be part of the deterrent. The clock that tracks Mission Elapsed Time is thought to...Jump to post
Immigration and border controls have been a big issue in the UK recently so I'm sure instructions have come down from on high to enforce the existing laws more strictly.Jump to post
Ozair wrote:Re the cargo locks I’m stunned that the solution to this is not to fix the current locks but add a second lock…
Great to hear there were no serious casualties. Presumably the airline will need to compensate the farmer for their corn?Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:hilram wrote:At least Boeing seems now to have moved on from the stance that "we hold no blame".
They never had that stance.
In retrospect - I think Boeing should have gone for this approach - They should have skipped MCAS all together - apply for an exception on the stick force gradient and just required some SIM time to show that the control forces get a little light at far aft COG and light weights. It should not have...Jump to post
Just how much training did the pilots have in using direct law? I suspect the answer will be "not a lot" which is on Aeroflot however that will probably be swept under the carpet unless the pilots are lucky.Jump to post
I see very little mention of the national origin of these pilots, or the country they trained in. I'm wondering why that would be? I know it's early and let's not jump to conclusions, but that certainly didn't happen in other threads. So why all of the sudden the restraint in this one? Well we are ...Jump to post
WoodysAeroimag wrote:6798 42569 N7202U 737-7 Southwest Airlines - Rudder removed
MCAS will kick in only once. Once .... per flight ? Once .... per minute ? Once what once ?!!!. My guess would be once until reset. Pilot input to trim or AoA reduction below threshold constitutes a resetting of the system . Somehow that bolded part sounds exactly the same as the existing system wh...Jump to post
It looks like they updated the post, it now says "The airplane then pitched nose down over the next 18 seconds to about 49° in response to nose-down elevator deflection ." Given the change to the explicit wording above what are people's thoughts on what might have caused this? My obvious ...Jump to post
YYZatcboy wrote:Its a pity that I seem to be the only one here who bothered to read it.
I'd never trust a pilot who was a smoker. But no problems if the pilot is a drinker? China should become like the rest of the developed world where being a smoker generally precludes you from flying commercial airliners. Really? I'm sure you can point to the specific regulation(s) that state this?Jump to post
I notice TUI are also pushing the ‘proud to fly boeing’ line on their ads. I noticed it on a bus stop last weekend. Personally I wonder if your average punter would be able to point to a plane and say which ones are a Boeing. Given that most, if not all, of TUI customers live in Europe I wonder how...Jump to post
Well if Waterbomber's right we're about to see the most miraculous turnaround ever in the history of aviation if DL take over. I would love to see it but frankly I suspect there'll be a lot of schadenfreude when DL is seen to have blown its reputation for prudent management not to mention its profit...Jump to post
Given that Brussels and Italy don't exactly see eye to eye at present on a number of issues I wonder how many hoops they will need to jump through to get EU agreement?Jump to post
You have no idea what their contract entails - so to make braise statements like this without evidence is - pretty much inaccurate/nonsense. Perhaps you could enlighten us as to what evidence you have to back up your statements on this thread? Now your statements may well be correct but if you're g...Jump to post
Probably quite unusual to land the aircraft approaching the carrier from the front instead of the rear but good to see the UK are testing these types of issues. Looks like there weren't any problems with it other than somewhat disconcerting for the pilot. The obvious question has to be did the US d...Jump to post
bigjku wrote:Why on God’s green earth have they not built proper infrastructure to handle this rather than floating dry docks?
Byrdluvs747 wrote:Aisak wrote:mandyhaslott wrote:....then this is something to make AA lobby for things going smoother
Parker is too busy obsessing over Air Italy.
c933103 wrote:spacecadet wrote:What the... I get that he was drunk, but how do you injure another passenger's *spine*?
by spraining the neck (cervical spine) of the other passenger