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by MD80Ttail
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20776

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

>>>..makes much more sense for Disney to partner with existing airlines to offer package deals for guests traveling to Disney resorts and cruises.<<< This. Before Disney has their own cruise line...which is a very different beast from an airline.....they partnered with I think it was Premier and the...

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by MD80Ttail
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26014

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net. It’s called pencil whipping. It’s fairly common in the industry. Too many regulations and useless paperwork encourage the practice. Not good when it inv...

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by MD80Ttail
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16749

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

DDR wrote:
I don't see ANY airline taking any retired A380 aircraft. The market is simply not there.


Will make nice restaurants and hostels........

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by MD80Ttail
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16749

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Too bad Tower Air isn’t around.............haha

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by MD80Ttail
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16617

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

It isn’t like Boeing doesn’t have a history of crying unfair is it? Take the tanker contract? The US would have lots of lift by now if Boeing and their tame politicians hadn’t spat their dummies (pacifiers) our. Take running to Govt when they couldn’t sell warmed over 737-700’s to Delta. The US Mil...

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by MD80Ttail
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36420

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I believe it’s prudent. The last thing we need is a repeat of MH17. Especially with a US airline. It would mean war, and a severe one at that. Well the last time tensions were this high, ironically, it was the US that ended up shooting down an Iranian passenger aircraft. It was not as simple and cl...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39407

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Dont be so sure on that. If it is a new hire, he/she is on probation, this is a high profile incident...and I am not sure if he/she is fine Airlines don’t fire pilots over accidents; it creates a culture of fear where someone may be influenced to not report an incident or behave differently to avoi...

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by MD80Ttail
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12273

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

I think AS even flew flights to Siberia in 1970s........on 707s

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by MD80Ttail
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12273

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

How about AS flying MD80s to Russia back in I believe the late 80s or early 90s??? Help me w those dates please......but the flight was real. Real strange.

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 5997

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

Hello, a couple of things. Engines when overhauled and replaced are never done so at the same time it by the same engineering and tech personnel. That way the engines have differing amount of hours and cycles on them—not the same. By having different personnel doing the work if a person team makes a...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385806

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

FWIW, this passes the sniff test. https://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/13123493/houston-amazon-767-crash-23-feb-19 Just amazing. Is there a 767 pilot that can confirm whether or not the events described in the post are plausible. I am not a pilot and I have no idea if a go aro...

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by MD80Ttail
Mon May 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

It sucks people, but aviation has certain risks and people will die once in a while. I'm not trying to thwart safety progress or stop us from being proactive, but it's seems like we're trying to regulate any possibility of deaths with no regard to how it'll affect everyday lives or how much it'll c...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383147

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If a new version of an aircraft is developed, I am pretty sure it has to respect the saltest regulations or things must be demonstrated to have equivalent level of safety. So what's this fuss about grand fathering? It does not really exist any more. I am not even sure those guys who write those thi...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun May 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383147

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Stricter certification processes does not need to be a matter of retaliation. If the international committee recommends more analysis of the MAX it will be appropriate to extend analyses of the whole bunch of re-dos. (and there is no evidence that the rest need to be grounded - just maybe a closer ...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383147

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I don't usually agree with Aboulafia, but: “They made the wrong calculation,” said Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with Teal Group, in weighing short-term liability costs versus the risk of long-term brand damage. “Just explain what went wrong with the subsystem, and explain everything abou...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun May 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66193

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

A lot of discussion centers around the financial case of building the A380. One thing not discussed as much and I think is germane is a huge reason for the low residual value and lack of resale demand of the A380 is no cargo conversion option available. The debate can rage if Airbus should have eve...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66193

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

A lot of discussion centers around the financial case of building the A380. One thing not discussed as much and I think is germane is a huge reason for the low residual value and lack of resale demand of the A380 is no cargo conversion option available. The debate can rage if Airbus should have even...

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by MD80Ttail
Sat May 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Many years ago I clearly remember aircraft engine manufactures working with fuel suppliers to create a fuel that wouldn’t burn during a crash if tanks were torn open. I honestly can’t remember if this was 80s-90s-2000s. Jet fuel is basically kerosene. It’s really not that flammable in a liquid state...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Well we are talking about the good old US of A with its well trained pilots with not just hundreds of hours but thousands of hours. :sarcastic: All the more reason not to let kids with 150 hrs at the Controls. If a pilot with 1,000s of hrs can muck it up sometimes that’s even more proof insanely lo...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Not sure if this has been asked yet. In an incident like this are the pilots not allowed to fly again until the accident is fully investigated? Their fault or not they will most likely be retrained and requalify and be back to flying. Same thing happened to US5050 pilots and the FO in the AA M80 ac...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

No one died. This is more of a runway excursion. Damage to the plane will classify it as an accident but it’s really just an unfortunate incident. Tell that to the people who lost their pets. Really insensitive. It's an accident, and the fact that no humans died is just a coincidence. I’m sure the ...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

He survived and gave interview, its on Russian, but google translate usually works well Here is his interview https://v1.ru/text/gorod/66079222/ If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. So can we please drop the luggage bins distractio...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

We have the technology to build crash proof planes that would virtually insure in a crash no one would die. . There exists no technology that overrides physics. No airplane can be "crash proofed" (your term). It's either a plane that can't fly ( and bolted to the ground so it can't roll i...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

We have the technology to build crash proof planes that would virtually insure in a crash no one would die. . There exists no technology that overrides physics. No airplane can be "crash proofed" (your term). Sure there is. How can there not be? I said virtually btw. Im sure there is a wa...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Without that automation, we would see *a lot* more accidents. The problem is that looking only at the automation-related accidents, we don't see or appreciate the number of accidents that the same automation prevented. Removing the automation, and relying on humans solely, would be really killing u...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

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 ...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Btw what’s to say you have locking overheads as proposed you wouldn’t have idiots just standing there trying to pry them open, trying the latches and not moving thus still blocking the isle and escape paths. That would be even slower. The same person that’s opening the overhead bins would be dumb en...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. He was clearly wrong as you could hear at least a couple of bins being opened in his video. Anyone that has traveled knows the sounds in an airplane. You know the sounds of seat belts being unbu...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

He survived and gave interview, its on Russian, but google translate usually works well Here is his interview https://v1.ru/text/gorod/66079222/ If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. The fact that the evacuation was inhibited by tho...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue May 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139814

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Thats about all we can really do I think. No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved. Sorry but that is a short sided reaction. You can't punish the millions of people for the few stupid ones. I only travel with hand luggage for my work and as i have to many valuables in my hand carry, check...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

For a small charter airline that only has 8 737NGs, this is probably going to be a big blow to their bottomline and hurt their reputation. I remember how quickly things went downhill at Eastern after the overrun at LGA with Pence onboard. Eastern was already “dead man walking”. Their business plan ...

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6952

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I’m surprised the 3/2 config isn’t more popular......it’s really a nice set up for the pax

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6952

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I love the DC9 / Super 80s......my career will soon end the same time as they are retired. Too old for another type. Every plane has “idiosyncrasies”. I challenge anyone to name a plane that doesn’t have some. The series flys very well and I consider it a pilot’s plane.

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383147

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

No more spin training in US required for a PPL. That’s been done away with a long time ago.

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerjet´s Sam146 Defects
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: Powerjet´s Sam146 Defects

Did they get engineering help during design from RR or PW?

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18750

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

No STDs that a round of antibiotics couldn't fix. No such thing as HIV or AIDS. Doctors, nurses and dentists never used gloves except for surgery and didn’t need to.

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18750

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Oh and boys were boys. Girls were girls. Men were men. Women were women. Political correctness didn’t exist and HR was a non factor. A layover was a “lay” over. Ah the good ole days.

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by MD80Ttail
Wed May 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18750

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

NDB approaches. Water injection. Flying Nosh. Sir Freddy Laker. No TSA...walk on and board...even buy your ticket onboard after take off. Quad and tri-jets. (More or less give me a pass ykwim by this). Commercial plane crashes in the US. Space Shuttle. Sexy, good looking and trim / fit flight attend...

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by MD80Ttail
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3094

Re: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

Seems several carriers have done this. Interesting concept. I was sure someone had done it but a friend of mine said it was in my imagination. Thank you all!!

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by MD80Ttail
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3094

Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

Which carrier used to run a promo where you paid a fee for a weekend get-a-way and when you got to the airport the airline decided where you would go? My memory is failing me......thanks.

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by MD80Ttail
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714014

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

(Which is actually the good news for Boeing and the travelers, as one can be sure that if the board decides that ban should be lifted, it will be based on others, not only FAA) We will see if this changes anything, because it would need a complete reversal of the FAA´s company culture, that sees EA...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

Besides rarely do you use the rudder climbing out or in flight. Feet on the floor. Just a rare event. A classic Swiss cheese accident.

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

Had Airbus been totally transparent with their knowledge regarding the design and it’s limitations the accident would never have happened. Pretty much the same parallels as Boeing and the current Max situation. The major differences being the fix was really simple. Just telling pilots Va wasn’t real...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

What was the A300 tail issue? AA587 in November 2001 when the vertical stabilizer broke off due to excessive rudder inputs. And I do not think it was an "issue". Wasn't it poor training ( not slamming rudder against the stops for one thing)? The A300 was not FBW, which would have prevente...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

I don't think there will be criminal investigations but there will be quite few cleaning out their desks. I doubt it will be publicized. There is enough indication that there was a motivation to keep the MCAS implementation on the down-low for commercial reasons. When you have motivation, implement...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

Regarding single fleets as far as I can remember every grounding or major issue with a commercial plane occurred early and somewhat shortly after introduction. One could argue the 737 rudder or A300s tail issue but no groundings occurred. It takes substantial time for an airline to aquire a major f...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44848

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

It's definitely a serious incident, however the cause is probably going to be pretty pedestrian. Pilots sometimes get off centerline; flying is not an exact science. You try to fly as precisely as possible but sometimes the wind is worse than you think or maybe you're just having a bad day flying. ...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

No one is going to jail and no one should go to jail. I’m confident no one at Boeing honestly thought MCAS was a danger. No one came forward during design or testing as a whistleblower or even to the media with an apocalyptic warning. Remember during the 787 design all kinds of doomsday scenarios we...

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by MD80Ttail
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19618

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

From what I read, and heard, WN management really likes the A220. As we'd all know it would make a much better 700 replacement than the MAX7. I hate to put it like this, however when the MAX dust parts away and settles, WN will be one of the airlines reaping the benefits especially as its highly li...

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