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
I would appreciate it if you would remove the extra "t" from "Brittain" in the title, alternatively you could just put "UK" instead. The comment in the article about "a small number of British Royal Air Force personnel have been training on the aircraft since mid-y...Jump to post
I realise my comment may not be that welcome to Exeter airport fans but it does strike me as Ryanair getting near to the bottom of the barrel. Whilst I don't want to derail this thread I wonder what this says about the ability of Ryanair to grow much further. I should point out that my parents have ...Jump to post
taru wrote:Boeing KC-46 attains FAA supplemental type certificate:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ic-451666/
If we're to take some of the more extreme scenarios being painted here seriously then this obviously means that all RR engines will be immediately unsupported since apparently their certification will immediately cease at the end of March 2019 and any spare parts made in the UK will also be non cert...Jump to post
Those are bots that collect data for Google search and other search engines. The next questions: 1) why does A.net allow that? 2) for what reason are Google and Baidu collecting this kind of data? In Google's case it's so that they can add details to the search engine. I know I've seen numerous com...Jump to post
Somebody seems to have actually used their brain for a change.Jump to post
You know what, I'm leaning more and more on the side that agrees that maybe it is time we do to booze on planes what we did to smoking on planes a few decades back. Sorry, but 80% of the airline articles involving passenger incidents that come across my desk involve booze. Every time I look there i...Jump to post
For the people speculating about power-backs - it's already been confirmed that he used a tow truck to turn the plane around.Jump to post
How many aircraft did Airbus manage to eventually deliver in July? Appears as if it should be a pretty decent number.Jump to post
It’s interesting that UA boasts about D0 - a statistic about which few passengers care - and not about A0 or A15.
Are you delusional enough to think they would try to invade the US? Remember behind every blade of grass is a 2nd amendment American with a gun. If not an invasion then what in the world are you talking about? We can't stop other countries from developing their economy, and we certainly can't stop ...Jump to post
Frankly he was a prat. Worse than that he was a prat that got loads of (bad) publicity. I don't think he should have been fired (immediately) but probably suspended (without pay?). This would give time to go through the formal disciplinary process and then fire him. OTOH giving him the boot PDQ send...Jump to post
Zaf wrote:They just want to look into the books of DY. And increase the price for IAG.
PatrickZ80 wrote:They'll still need the A330 for destinations that are out of reach for the A330
Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...Jump to post
Nothing to see here folks. It's only Airbus & RR that have (safety) issues. FAA is just making a token protest for show and will let Boeing have its way shortly. In the fullness of time i.e. according to their original schedule GE will fix the icing issue.Jump to post
I fully expect Arianespace to be around for at least the next ten years because Europe will continue to want a European space launch solution and even more to the point will want to have independent access to the expertise required. Musk has already shown what can practically be achieved in terms of...Jump to post
Door4Right wrote:(This includes a hilarious bulletin posted in the crew room of one charter company I worked for: "Female flight attendants are to reapply lipstick between legs.")
Most likely there will be restrictions of all aircraft including drones and of all small airports except those of the military and police for a certain distance around Windsor and below a certain altitude for security reasons. It's already been reported that drones have been banned from the area. G...Jump to post
Famous last words but it would seem counter-productive for the UK to acquire two 70kt Aircraft Carriers and then not fit them out appropriately. Reducing order size and stretching out deliveries, even though this increases unit costs, are common MoD budget ploys. Personally I wouldn't be surprised,...Jump to post
Well since apparently Trump sees himself as a deal maker it'll be interesting to see what the eventual deal (fudge, bodge, whatever you want to call it) turns out to be.Jump to post
Interesting to compare: Mr Liu described the experience as "extremely rare". He said that, just past 6:00 early in the morning when the aircraft was approximately 100-150 km away from downtown Chengdu, there was within the cockpit a sudden huge bang without any ill omen in advance and the ...Jump to post
Don't you love it when some desk sitter air force wonk creates an issue without establishing what the existing fleet experience is. Then has to eat crow or become the turkey that made the aircraft undeliverable. That's one way of looking at it. Another is to point out that Boeing has made improveme...Jump to post
Actually just saw a new photo, why are people jumping from the front of the wing? I thought you evac from the black of the wings and the flaps act as a slide? Stupid to see people jumping off the leading edge. So it's looks like a slide, no real control over my speed and it looks a long way down! A...Jump to post