They just don't declare regulator is unfit. They did when they banned Indonesian airlines from flying to the EU... The airlines were banned because they saw the regulatory oversight by the country's regulator, over the listed airlines, as lacking. The ban exemptions were granted after a few years i...Jump to post
Oh boy, the phone calls are already started to come in... and tomorrow is going to be hell I guess... Now something similar to points 1 to 4 would probably appear in the ET report too whenever that comes out... Now without 5-9, ET would have still happened. All I want now is the bloody MCAS fix to c...Jump to post
LOL!!!!! Oh this news... LOL This news got me laughing a bit, especially after talking to the Lion Air management on their Airbus vs Boeing position in light of the "spate following the Max tragedies"... and also in light of this news.. Lion is still sitting on the fence on which way to go...Jump to post
I laughed when I saw this on the news... With the Max still being grounded, this "request" made by the minister to the airlines is nothing short of comical, and cringeworthy material. Oh yeah, the minister is rumoured to be replaced at the president's second inauguration... Lion is "f...Jump to post
Pan Am... was very young, flew them a few times post deregulation. They had cool goodie bags for kids in long haul (707, DC8, 727) and domestic transcon. Flew their IGS service (732 TXL-FRA), which was... interesting... TWA, flew them ATH-CAI and CAI-FCO, back in the early 80s with their 707s... I c...Jump to post
I wonder whether there are any Indonesian airlines operating scheduled commercial flights (so I am sort of excluding Susi Air) that do not serve DPS? But still DPS isn't really a hub for them, is it? Batik Air didn't serve Bali for a while, it didn't fit their initial strategy... but it was inevita...Jump to post
I just looked up the current charts for FRA/EDDF... the current ILS for 07L and 25R on the RNAV transition basically negates the need for separate STARs for the runway... because the approach procedure goes from the non-RNAV STAR initial points anyway.. (KERAX, ROLIS and UNOKO)... and has joining pr...Jump to post
If they go with the original MidWest Express business model using a 2-2 seating on a 5 abreast T-tailed jet, they could go to COMAC and see if they can get huge steep discounts on the ARJ21s...
So, what will they use?
Ex Interjet SSJs? Or order new A220s?
That was my exact thoughts. Where does it end. Are we debating with people on here who are on the payroll for Boeing PR? It is the internet in 2019. I have my suspicions about the integrity and objectivity and lack thereof of several posters here. That goes above and beyond the typical fanboy or tr...Jump to post
Shareholders meeting for GA is set for 24APR. News is circulating here that the CEO will be replaced. One shareholder did not like the "creative accounting" that tried to hide the growing operating loss using the multi-year forward WiFi sales... And coincidentally, cheaper fares for 25APR ...Jump to post
MRMR12 wrote:Link: https://www.quora.com/Why-doesn-t-Boein ... mmediately Simon Gunson
P.S. I understand there has been thread drift. But if Apartheid is "their circus, their rules" then agreement (or even understanding) on head scarves seems unlikely. If the crew objects to a destination due to political/moral/social issue, he/she is to raise that with the employer, or ask...Jump to post
Women in the first group, who are airline crews and are forced to follow a religious rule (but don't believe ) sincerely feel oppressed. Then they should raise that with their employer... not with the country that has those rules. The same apply in reverse. I hope you agree that if female crew who ...Jump to post
For short haul, IFE is a a cost that troubles many. The weight means lost revenue and additional fuelburn. Getting rid of that, can save a LOT. However once you go between 3 - 6 hours, the BYOD vs seatback IFE evens out. But above 6, seatback IFE wins hands down. The future of IFE is both Streaming ...Jump to post
I know that if head scarves are a symbol of gender oppression, then they're bad, and making your employees comply in the name of "when in Rome" is wrong. And arguments like "but you can hide in the hotel" really isn't an answer. Unfortunately, that is the answer. If the crew mem...Jump to post
By the time CX moved to LHR when it was opened up to new entrants again by HM Government and the BAA in October 1991 CX was operating upto 18 flights a week between HKG and London with the then fairly new B744, twice daily passenger flights plus the additional four cargo flights operated by Cathay ...Jump to post
Are you really that ignorant mandala? Or are you just unhappy with the topic? Are we talking political and moral beliefs, or are we talking about crew being scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, or Iran? The answer the OP asked, has been answered in various replies in this topic. 1. They will be schedul...Jump to post
If I can remember, CX only used to serve LHR 3x daily I remember the days when CX served LGW 2-3x daily before moving to LHR, and if I remember correctly, with 1x BA from LHR 1x BA from LGW and 1x BCAL from LGW... (those were the days!) And when CX added LHR flights, they partnered with Air Canada ...Jump to post
It isn't. It's the "flight number" inputted to the FMC Some pilots don't realize that it is transmitted through the Mode-S/ADSB transponder. I've seen funny stuffs before... along the lines of... YouSuck, HateYou, LoveMum, Single, Cheated, Hungry, Unpaid, PoorPay, etc, etc, etc, etc... (of...Jump to post
Obviously ... but there was a question: If the place you're going has an immoral practice, do you really "do as the Romans do"? What has immoral practice got to do with Technical Operations? Dear Mods, I think it's clear what the OP is trying to do, and the answer he/she seeks has nothing...Jump to post
MentourPilot had recreated the ET302 trim conditions (ie close at Vmo, heavy control column) in the 737 NG sim. Apparently he needed to have both arms around the column to maintain the desired pull force on the control column, and found that the trim wheel was extremely hard to be turned. Unfortuna...Jump to post
Download theirs, or the manufacturer's default cabin layouts from their websites... then use that to base a new template file on, and they play on those template files... At least that's what I did back in my consulting for startups days... (Didn't use Photoshop... but used Illustrator... on top of ...Jump to post
I think many women would very much disagree with you. They might reasonably feel discriminated against in a way men are not. Of course every person has their own viewpoint, but I would sympathize with such a position. How many is "many"? My friend who flew there or were based there for ye...Jump to post
I don't think the steep slope would be too much of an issue with the steep approach package... it may need more speedbrake deployment though, so that could reduce roll control, it may result in less crosswind allowance for steep approaches for A319... The problem is... Runway length. Don't be fooled...Jump to post
Serves me right for going off of memory and trying to follow and respond to something on my phone. Don't worry... no one is immune from such mistakes, no matter how many thousands of hours one spends on the phone :) I imagine LionAir was tough on you so just wanted to say thanks and that you are ap...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] You do understand the normal speed for the 737 is 230 Knots indicated? Close to Vmo would be way out of the normal operating range but still within the flight envelope - Vmo would be the speed you would not really want to above or get near too while descending. You do realize/und...Jump to post
I still do not believe it, because it is not true. At no point was the aircraft ever below FL050, not even while still on the runway. Take note of the phase of flight that the pilots were in (climb - they were trying to get to 14,000ft), and the altitude they were actually at, and look at the pitch...Jump to post
NOWHERE in the directive is "reenable flaps" mentioned as remedy. So, again, this is Monday morning quarterback syndrome. You know that because you had days to ponder over what to do. They had minutes and ton of work to do, even after being perfectly aware what is the problem. It is NOT m...Jump to post
The CEO recording that video is a good first step, they promise to get the fix right. I had the opportunity to discuss this with some PR consultants, international journalists, and (former and current) airline executives today in Jakarta... their reactions were... not good. To which I agree somewha...Jump to post
They have recognised all the revenue this year though...(>200m USD!) All 15 years accrued ahead into 2018, and only 1 aircraft installed... what's funny is the revenue appears to be Mahata "buying rights" to the BigData accrued from the aircraft wifi, in addition to the wifi revenues (whi...Jump to post
There are talking about the sensor that was flying on the JT043 + JT610 and that is still under the see floor (I don't remember reading that there recovered it from the wreckage). But 5 months after the beginning of the analysis we still have no word about the AoA sensor failure that was replaced, ...Jump to post
GA just acquired pretty much every airline in Indonesia except for JT/ID/IW/QZ and it might survive longer. They haven't bought anyone. They have taken over the management of Sriwijaya Air and NAM Air (part of Sriwijaya Air group). I see this move as a desperate attempt to salvage the debt Sriwijay...Jump to post
As far as I know with Mahata, only 1 aircraft is so far fitted with the IFE and Wifi.. and did not generate any revenue to date, in fact, it should be costing them. The inflight wifi business model is not yet set in stone. Still various discussions going on. Anyway... an increase in operating loss o...Jump to post
The operating loss grew from $40million in 2017 to $200 million in 2018... No significant changes to "other operating income", but significant change in non-operating "other income", it's $270 million change... With airlines, what I look at is their operating income... it's not l...Jump to post
The profit is unsustainable if it is achieved by (allegedly) price fixing and (again, allegedly) bullying competitors and travel agents... The economic cost from their fare hikes isn't worth $800k of profits. The last time they had profits, the CEO was sacked because the profits was deemed "not...Jump to post
strfyr51 wrote:Slashing ticket prices is pretty short sighted unless they're Domestic flights.
9Patch wrote:What aircraft has ever achieved 100% safety?
Everyone, let me put the current Indonesian airline fare saga into context... Those who don't follow the developments here from the beginning wouldn't understand what's going on otherwise. Garuda has raised its fares since october, and generally only full economy fare is now on offer... Lack of sub-...Jump to post
Backseater wrote:I was looking for important onboard systems that are unique but considered to be reliable enough to be adequate.
The ADR-SelfCheck is used at the Airbus FBW models... not sure which ones don't have it these days though.Jump to post
I want to hear from a 737 or A320 pilot, not a test pilot, not a CFI, not a senior check pilot, not an ex-military fast jet ace. Just an ordinary 737 or A320 pilot. I have talked to witnesses (pilots, instructors, and other trained personnel) of a particular pilot here who used to do stall testing ...Jump to post
In the lion flight, this wouldnt have worked, because the sensor was responding. But a modified logic could be applied. 1. Computer notices high AoA on sensor. 2. Out of concern for safety assume that its not lying, apply MCAS once to get the sensor below the Alpha trigger. 2a. Notify pilots of Mca...Jump to post
If the first flight for that aircraft was later in the day and/or if the engineering management worker had become aware of the "numerous faults over the weekend" before the first flight that day, would that aircraft still have been allowed to operate that flight based on the work done ove...Jump to post
GA has tons of 737NG, those 737NG pilots :) they all gonna have to start over from 0 once GA replaced them with A320, rip captain rank ? So sad, I love 737max interior vs A320neo 1. A lot of the 737NG, CRJ and ATR captains spent a few thousand hours on the A330 as first officers as their 2nd or 3rd...Jump to post
Is it a bad time for Airbus to raise concerns about training standards in poor Asian countries? Or maybe a good time? Good time... They snapped up Lion Air's training academy a few years back and still going. Even whilst students are learning the basics on Cessnas, they will be coached towards the ...Jump to post