If you haven't read MacArthur Job's incredibly detailed books "Air Disasters", go and get all four editions. Incredibly well-written and thoroughly explained reports. NZ 901 is one of them. One number written wrong caused this accident. That's it. The crew followed their instructions perf...Jump to post
Is it weight? In an effort to save weight have the materials used for interiors become too thin to stand up to long term use?Jump to post
In cases like these when the plane is damaged (not extensively, but at the same time enough to consider a write-off), do the pilots ever face disciplinary or economic charges from the airlines? Is that common? A hard landing in normal wheater is usually pilot error, no? It really depends on the cir...Jump to post
Not only are there legitimate questions about Boeing’s safety culture , the question now arises if the FAA can be trusted as a reliable international safety authority . The question also arises why the NYT was running smear articles against Indonesian pilots Three institutions - Boeing , the FAA an...Jump to post
From what I read based on the quotes from the earnings call, its sounds like Delta is looking to make another order announcement probably in Q2 and they will weave in the typical narrative "The order for ### of XXX plane will be used to replace older, less efficient aircraft including older mo...Jump to post
A rookie chef would not be able to handle the knife skills of a seasoned Japanese hibachi chef. A well-trained and confidant pilot will have no issue handling an issue on the 737Max. The procedure for disabling the trim has remained the same since the 1960's. I love how people who are not airline p...Jump to post
The largest Max8 operator in North America and probably the world, WN, has chimed in. The title of the article says it all "Southwest says it remains 'confident' in its fleet of Boeing planes after Ethiopia crash" https://www.marketwatch.com/story/southwest-says-it-remains-confident-in-it...Jump to post
There are people that think you can hear the GPWS (Pull) when he said "Ok" at 2:33 in the ATC recording below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRirRCh3Xts It sure does sound like there may be a “pull” in the background during the last radio transmission. That said, I did notice two other ...Jump to post
Sorry guys but no. Controlled rest should be seen as a last resort. Rosters should be built so that controlled rest is not required. It must be reported whenever it is used and must be investigated. In a decade of flying I’ve seen it done just once and it was not me doing the napping. What people d...Jump to post
Upon further reflection I believe he said, and I'm quoting from memory, that, "The A321 won on its merit, it was clearly the better product." I flown Delta in coach on both the 739 and the 321. I don’t know about the economics of the two, but from a passenger point of the the 321 is a far...Jump to post
Still wish it didn't have that black "mask" around the cockpit windows though; I think the classic A330 nose is more appropriate. Glad I’m not the only one who is not a fan of the raccoon mask. It’s grown on me with the 350 because it was there from the outset but it just looks misplaced ...Jump to post
SkyVoice wrote:The aircraft looks shiny & new in the pic (well, it's SUPPOSED to!), but I never was too fond of this livery. Too much plain vanilla white paint for me. I miss "wavy gravy," or better still, "classic widget
Delta is trying for a win-win in pilot negotiations: Back in 2012, the two sides reached an innovative agreement that allowed Delta to take more 76-seat jets in exchange for adding 88 110-seat Boeing 717s to its mainline fleet. https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/06/27/can-delta-air-lines-and-its-p...Jump to post
Now that there’s a new terminal (and no perimeter rule with the exemption of intl flights along with reduced gates from the original terminal) everyone now wants a piece of the pie. I don’t think the issue is the terminal. The dropping of the perimeter issue was a huge deal. You’re right, with the ...Jump to post
All airlines should have access to DAL. Its not fair to allow Southwest almost a monopoly. Other airports have been forced to make access for Southwest and other low cost airlines in the name of competition. Guess what.....it works both ways.Jump to post
I’m not sure Delta or Bombardier/Airbus know at this point.Jump to post
Oh sorry, I thought they would be ordering an extra 50 A330neo. I mean, I don't think they would convert their A350-900 orders to A330-900neo though, they only order 25 A350-900, They received 11 frames already. I'm sure another 14 wouldn't be too much for them. Although, they might order the 251t ...Jump to post
If you can’t get on a plane without a support animal, perhaps you shouldn’t be on the plane.Jump to post
We will know within 12 months whether the A330neo has a short or medium term future. It is not going to be around long term, so in strategic terms Airbus will be already running options on replacement after say 2033, 15 years from EIS. Three things have to happen in the next 12 months to secure its...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Everything over 12 hours in the US has 4 pilots. A captain and 3 F/O's. European and S. American carriers use this same standard.
Asian carriers typically use 5 pilots for these flights.
Are we still trying to pin blame on the 321 crew for this? Never ever is a parked plane to blame when a moving plane hits it. I can tell you from operating out of very tight alleyways and ramp areas that not everything is completely perfect and both pilots in every cockpit need to be looking left a...Jump to post
Those Boeing pilots are scabs.......no way around it.Jump to post
nine4nine wrote:Because Boeing will spend the precious engineering resources over the next few years scratching they’re heads trying to figure out how they can milk the 737 for every inch they possibly can for another 10 years before doing anything with the MOM/797.
How long before the ‘promising new technology’ meets its promise ? I mean the problems with this engine just go on and on I would not ride on an aircraft powered by these GTF engines at the moment Especially between the west coast and the Hawaiian islands, at the half way point you are further from...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Delta's is 65, United's is 70.
If the US major airlines really needed the new E2 or MRJ they would make a deal with the mainline pilots. And without a doubt, such a deal would very heavily favor the pilots. With most of the large RJ's being fairly new, there is no hurry to make such a deal. Also, the pilot shortage issue comes i...Jump to post
Does anyone know why they are using an actual aircraft when all the training can be done in a sim. Training on a/c went out years ago. I know DL. did bounces for the NW. pilots on the 767 but that was different. Training can be done in the sim, but there are still OE (operating experience) requirem...Jump to post
If that's really the concern, raising scope MTOW to, say, 100k lbs. shouldn't be a problem. MTOWs for 319s and 757s start at 166k lbs. By that argument why not make it 150k lbs? The pilot unions have made their stand at 86k. Scope should not be changed every time a manufacturer builds a non complia...Jump to post
The CEO would probably be fired not too long afterward! Although I see you point it still seems common sense to me that if you are going to have a 76 seater, make it the most efficient and best 76 seater around. Regardless of weight. No? If I was a mainline pilot I don't think I would feel my like ...Jump to post
Hi everyone, first time posting and it might be a dumb question so be nice. I have two questions about the 175 E2 and scope. Why where the scope clauses based on seat numbers and MTOW weight? Why would the mainline pilots care if a regional was flying a 300,000 lbs 76 seater?. Hypothetical question...Jump to post
I find it hard to believe that 2 major aircraft makers would pin theor hopes for sales on scope relief. The US market has to be one of the largest for this plane. How is it that the engineers finalized the design overweight? How is it that their boards approved it? Both planes needed sent back for ...Jump to post
Seems like a win-win for Delta in terms of putting more of its regional flying with carriers that can leverage flow-through agreements for staffing - appears to be the way the mainline carriers are (smartly) going in staffine. There are no more flow through agreements at Delta. Endeavor has a guara...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:A338 is too much plane to be a 767 replacement, expect the US3 To be inline for the 797 tbh.
While it saddens me that a woman died, I don't think the SXM government should do anything. There are plenty of signs up. The signs even say there is a risk of severe bodily harm and death.
At some point grown people have to take responsibility for themselves, it's not the governments job.
[\quote] Unless DL moves to the A330/A350 having a single crew (right now I think they are separate at DL) the training benefits between the two are minimal. Who gets placed on the A350 will be dependent on seniority not prior equipment and the training will likely be more rigorous than the theoreti...Jump to post
How did she get caught??Jump to post
Wow.....welcome to the normal life of crew in the US.Jump to post