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by afgeneral
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 86
Views: 6141

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

I cannot speak for all countries in the world. But, I do not recall in my study of Western European Countries anywhere where people are guaranteed a right not to be offended. There is no such right in the USA either. Instead, I thought they all encouraged tolerance for others of different beliefs a...

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by afgeneral
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 86
Views: 6141

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Why is it so hard for people to understand that whenever a fluid or semi-fluid exits the human body it provokes natural disgust to other people? Sometimes you have to do it but it is considerate to minimize other people's exposure to the event. Not ok: - Picking nose (cover up or do it in the lav) -...

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by afgeneral
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2565

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Nope, this war against working class and middle class flying needs to be countered vigorously. Man made climate change may be a fact, but CO2 emission reduction needs to come from energy production, manufacturing and ground / sea transportation. Easy pickings, especially in energy. Air transportatio...

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by afgeneral
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22960

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by afgeneral
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11524

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Have you considered that some countries may not consider this tax to be a good idea because it has no high speed rail, land routes are impractical or it is an island? They don't necessarily have to be retrograde & coal-loving. Indeed, I could see Greece pulling a veto on an EU aviation tax for ...

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by afgeneral
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11524

Re: France to charge aviation tax

They should do this in a meaningful way within the EU, not country for country. Then you are creating a level playing field again. Note that France isn't taxing aviation fuel - it is taxing passenger air travel. That fuel isn't taxed is a testament (good or bad) to the power of international air lo...

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by afgeneral
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20775

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Space on an aircraft costs serious money. People who want to pay for it have First/Business and Comfort+ and/or Premium Select on over 90% of DL/DL Connection aircraft. Modest improvements in long-haul coach meal service (greatly overdue, IMHO), not so much $. I'd happily pay 50% more for 50% more ...

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by afgeneral
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20775

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

An improvement would be less cramped seating on delta. Space on an aircraft costs serious money. People who want to pay for it have First/Business and Comfort+ and/or Premium Select on over 90% of DL/DL Connection aircraft. Modest improvements in long-haul coach meal service (greatly overdue, IMHO)...

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by afgeneral
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16596

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

In almost all European publicly traded companies you can hardly buy anything over 100k Euros without going through a tender process. This protects shareholder interests and prevents shady deals. People are fired and sometimes go to jail for not following these rules all the time. Airbus says they n...

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by afgeneral
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16596

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

In almost all European publicly traded companies you can hardly buy anything over 100k Euros without going through a tender process. This protects shareholder interests and prevents shady deals. People are fired and sometimes go to jail for not following these rules all the time. Airbus says they ne...

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by afgeneral
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44704

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

The 787 has a higher humidity than the old A321neoXLR, larger window, more luggage compartment, twin aisle for more freedom and mobility ... But compare apples to apples. Maybe the NMA / 797 VS A321neo / LR game in a few weeks at PAS'19 we'll know a little more.. :bigthumbsup: Haha, funny how 9ab, ...

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by afgeneral
Thu May 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5542

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

There isn't a snowflake let alone a snowball in hell chance of ever seeing a 737-300 flying for Southwest again. Not a single pilot at WN can even fly them anymore and the time it would take a train an even relatively small group would probably take longer than the remainder of the grounding. Not t...

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by afgeneral
Thu May 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382846

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

An important difference between MAX and earlier 737 versions is, that on earlier versions automatic trimming (be it STS , Mach Trim, autopilot, whatever), automatic trimming is stopped when an opposite movement is made on the control column. Which makes sense: if the auto systems are commanding nos...

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by afgeneral
Fri May 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6643

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Some internal unauthorized talking heads are putting this at 15 Billion. BTW, Boeing is pretty much a self insured model. 15 bn?! Hopefully not...... That would be the most extreme case, but even then. That's not the most extreme case, maybe a slightly pessimistic case assuming the MAX resumes flyi...

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by afgeneral
Wed May 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17890

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I would want this thread to be passed down to future generations as a reminder of how people today predict their times. Perhaps some laughter over outright backwards views such as "there will never be a single pilot/pilotless plane because manufacturer X crashed 2 planes" and praise for t...

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by afgeneral
Wed May 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17890

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Surely they would first automate / reduce cabin crews before the pilots if it were possible, right?

They can't even do that.

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by afgeneral
Mon May 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8806

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

It's the pricing of checked luggage obviously. I still can't believe people are bringing actual suitcases on-board and putting them in the overhead bins. On-board should be backpack / purse maximum. Also overcrowding of airplanes. Minimum pitch should be regulated. I often find myself in the window ...

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by afgeneral
Fri May 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: B737 MAX should it stay or should it go?
Replies: 13
Views: 2328

Re: B737 MAX should it stay or should it go?

Ok guys, Just a reminder that this is about my license plate.

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by afgeneral
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: B737 MAX should it stay or should it go?
Replies: 13
Views: 2328

B737 MAX should it stay or should it go?

[img]So the story goes like this: Big fan of aviation, somewhat of a moderate view on A vs B Always appreciated Boeing for their product and pilot POV of flying. Also appreciated Boeing’s heritage. Always appreciated Airbus from a business POV. Shocked at seeing Boeing response to the Lion Air and E...

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by afgeneral
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

maybe the MAX should keep flying exclusively in the US for a few years and only let it fly in EU / China after it has a proven safety record

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by afgeneral
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20572

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Galwayman wrote:
No need for recline in flights less than 4 hours, especially in a place like the US with so many ‘larger’ passengers ...


anything above 2 hours should have it, gets really uncomfortable otherwise

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by afgeneral
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5284

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

He brought this upon himself. An aircraft is private property.... if they ask you to get off, you get off. But in our current "entitlement" era, if someone doesn't get what they want they throw a hissy fit and expect you to bend over to accommodate them. Airlines overbook, it happens. Get...

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by afgeneral
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14144

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Well first the fact that it was an A320 likely has little to do with it.

Secondly, no matter how much your family member have been complaining about awful turbulence in the past, they might have actually witnessed an incident of "real" MEDIUM turbulence for a few seconds.

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by afgeneral
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19979

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

His enthusiasm almost makes it look reasonable. It's not.

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by afgeneral
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716473

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I have stated this before but no one has discussed.....if I was in the ET cockpit...and I had considered this before the ET crash after learning from the lion accident.....I would have lowered flaps to disable the MCAS while still allowing use of the electric trim. Thoughts? If the ET pilots had re...

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by afgeneral
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716473

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

There is one thing the flight crew could have done but it's a bit insane. They could have treated this as being out of CG (excessively fwd CG) and ordered pax in the first 3 rows to run back to the aft galley and stay there until further notice. 2 tons shifting from all the way in the front to all ...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8754

Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Alaska Airlines has come a long way from having an all Boeing fleet and surely they must feel the sweet profits which the versatile and modern A3210NEOs are bringing. So how come they haven't ordered more in order to secure production slots? Also, it may sound like a wild idea, but it might make sen...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15189

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

The general wisdom is that the European market requires greater consolidation Whoever may hold that "general wisdom" it's certainly not the EU and national competition authorities. Given the core principles which guide their decision-making it is unlikely they would agree to any further m...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15189

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

To be provocative: the European aviation market is (in some ways) a couple of decades behind the US in adjusting to post-regulation/government ownership realities - basically, outside of Easyjet/Ryanair/Wizz, the airlines haven't realized the same economies of scale. You may call it maturity or wha...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15189

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

The market forces seem to be working just fine. Airlines going out of business is normal. The US airline market is run like a cartel where airlines were allowed to merge in order to destroy competition, reduce capacity and increase prices. Also bankruptcy laws are way too permissive in the US. They ...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus response to Boeing's troubles
Replies: 16
Views: 3598

Re: Airbus response to Boeing's troubles

Airbus needs to really focus on production capacity of both A320 series and A220. This will give them a boost in the narrow-body market. Boeing might not have the resources to go for the 797 so A321LR wins with higher margins and profits Long term Airbus might gain a small edge and a few Euro-billio...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716473

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

More casual racism in the article. The last para finishes: "We don’t know how many other pilots may share these feelings … however when you look at these against the potential training problems with the 737 Max, training that the FAA said could be done through an iPad course, and the lack of 7...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716473

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

More casual racism in the article. The last para finishes: "We don’t know how many other pilots may share these feelings … however when you look at these against the potential training problems with the 737 Max, training that the FAA said could be done through an iPad course, and the lack of 7...

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by afgeneral
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19565

Re: B6 Situation

I'm starting to think whether B6's "imaginary" problems are because they are all Airbus. Something just doesn't "feel right" to the Boeing fans.

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by afgeneral
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 50
Views: 6558

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

Turboprops should be banned on anything longer than 1.5 hours.

Otherwise they are great, really love the ATR.

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by afgeneral
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4883

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

If anything JT 610, ET 302 are proof that automation is just not ready. In both cases the pilots at least tried to save an aircraft which wanted to plunge into the ground. Without them the aircraft would have simply crashed. The previous JT flight which made it to its destination was saved by its pi...

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by afgeneral
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I agree. Boeing is the closest to a flag ship state champion enterprise for the United States. Boeings’ 5000 orders are the kind of sales needed to fulfill federal trade tendencies these days. There will be immense pressure on anyone asking questions on safety to stand down and let this blow over a...

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by afgeneral
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I don't think the MAX certification is in trouble, the economic stakes are just too high. Boeing will fix the problem and all will be forgotten within weeks. I agree. Boeing is the closest to a flag ship state champion enterprise for the United States. Boeings’ 5000 orders are the kind of sales nee...

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by afgeneral
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16174

Re: Apparent launch of A220-500 with launch customer

The A319NEO & 737-7 proved unpopular. The A320 is way bigger, more capable & sold out for 7-8 years. Why not? Because an A220-500 would be in the A320neo’s range. The A220-300 is basically an A319neo killer: The whole "kllling" thing is childish. There are many more factors in pla...

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by afgeneral
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16174

Re: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order

It often amazes me to see that there is a big group of anet members who suffer from a sort of collective OCD when it comes to the A220/A320. Like the A220-500 will inevitably have to bury the A319 or something. The A220-500 and A319/A320 can coexist, the A319 does not have to be retired and will not...

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by afgeneral
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's obvious that ungrounding the 737 MAX is entirely up to Boeing now. Ball is in their court. They need to come up with a fix for MCAS and publicly demonstrate that the plane is safe. Faster they move, sooner the 737 MAX will fly again.They control the timeline.

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by afgeneral
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?
Replies: 18
Views: 6566

Re: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?

What about Boeing? Surely there must be some UK built components in there.

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by afgeneral
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Does Boeing actually have a (functioning) PR department at all?? PR departments usually advise on the message and put into action the message which the top management team want to transmit Contrary to popular belief, PR can't take matters into their own hands and save the day, they need a decision ...

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by afgeneral
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 138733002/

Well, that settles it.


Time to restart production of 727s

They even have 3 engines so they are safer
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Seabear wrote:
USA TODAY: Trump says planes are 'too complex to fly'

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 138733002/

Well, that settles it.


Time to restart production of 727s

They even have 3 engines so they are safer

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by afgeneral
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Agreed. There are no facts yet from either crash to put the blame on Boeing. People just want to see Boeing hurt.. Where do people come up with this crap? By your logic, the former head of the NTSB, a former USAF Accident Investigator and fighter pilot, and former FAA safety inspector all want to h...

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by afgeneral
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713873

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

> Their current response is they will follow the normal fear of flying procedures. It is important for you to know that if you feel it is unsafe to work the 737 Max, you will not be forced to fly it. Wait so crews get the liberty to chose whether they fly it or not, whereas passengers lose their tic...

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by afgeneral
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716473

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I know my personal opinion has zero relevance for everyone, but two crashes with this level of catastrophic consequences for so many families, deserves a grounding of the 737 MAX family until some clues about the causes of this crashes are stablished Your opinions have plenty relevance, it's just s...

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by afgeneral
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716473

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is getting ridiculous, you don't have to be an aerospace engineer, 737 MAX maintenance worker, 737 MAX pilot or instructor, Boeing design engineer, FAA executive or whatever in order to have a valid opinion on this topic. Purely from a consumer protection and public safety angle while taking in...

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by afgeneral
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 149
Views: 24140

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

jomur wrote:
Summa767 wrote:
The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall.


Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit.....


just wait until the Government has to bail out BA, that will be totally unrelated to Brexit as well

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by afgeneral
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom could leave SkyTeam
Replies: 22
Views: 4437

Re: Tarom could leave SkyTeam

I always wondered why SkyTeam membership and codeshare agreements just does not seem to work for Tarom. For example they do not seem to make an effort to make the codeshare work on routes such as OTP-CDG and OTP-AMS. Both RO and AF / KL fly these routes however you can only find competitive tickets ...

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