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by N212R
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 145
Views: 20272

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Seems fairly obvious that the CCP will use every lever at their disposal to gain more influence at CX. The long game is breakdown and "reorganization" in the mainland mold. Don't expect them to stop their interference short of that goal.

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by N212R
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure
Replies: 16
Views: 4161

Re: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure

It had to come, I guess - after so many issues with the PW engines on various aircraft, it was only a matter of time ......... Dramatic, much? Fact based? "It had to come..." Right. If the shoe fits...a healthy dose of counterpoint to the one-way A220 hoopla you read about here. Only 10 r...

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by N212R
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42334

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Can you explain the source of this? You wrote this in the first person perspective (we) so it's written like a Delta press release or an internal announcement. Which can be very unwise, really. Practically every reputable company has a social media policy of some sort. I have zero doubts that DL wo...

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by N212R
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22085

Re: Delta A220 route additions

DL is not a lux airline, they never claimed to be one nor has anyone on this website. What DL has in their arsenal, what their better at than UA, AA, B6 and just about every other single airline in the world, is being reliable and being on time. You obviously seem to fail to understand that. About ...

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by N212R
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week

Highlights of the latest round of China Nepal Air Service Consultations concluded in Beijing yesterday Jul 26, 2019 :arrow: Both sides have agreed to raise frequencies from current 70 to 98 flights per week from each country. :arrow: China has agreed to designate 8 more Chinese destinations for Nep...

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by N212R
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 735
Views: 101118

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
There's been a lot of talk about Southern being unable sufficiently to staff the aircraft at the moment. This is supported by the hiring requirements being at the legal minimum for FOs.


To what reasons do you ascribe this situation?

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by N212R
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8794

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

That would be the generous interpretation. There are, of course, other reasons for insuring more experienced crews in DL's new chouchou.

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by N212R
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25396

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Many of those issues have been brought to light; yet, every commercial product sold has the same discussions on what is the balance and what is good enough, and how to properly regulate (if at all); and people make mistakes. That's normal. Sometimes people are seriously injured, made sick, or die b...

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by N212R
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10432

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

I mean, google "most famous kentuckians" and the VERY FIRST ENTRY is Muhammad Ali. And who programmed the google algorithm? A bunch of pimple-faced 20-somethings who couldn't tell you the first thing about KY without asking SIRI or searching Pinterest. Sorry but I take Google's "resu...

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by N212R
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10432

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

Let me just get this straight. You choose to compare Ali to 3 mass murderers, a quasi-mythical "miracle worker" made famous via Roman crucifixion, and a teen plucked out of obscurity to wed an aging bachelor prince in need of wife and child ? Okay, whatever. You must try to read more clos...

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by N212R
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10432

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

If the good ole boys have a problem, they should try getting famous. It is the perfect name for the airport, and I don’t even think it will be particularly controversial. As if being "famous' was any sane person's litmus test for the naming of an airport. :roll: Let's change LHR to Lady Di Int...

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by N212R
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

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

This really begs the question: why did the pilot not go around, as the approach was clearly not stable? In my mind this goes beyond the question of "did they have enough practice in direct law" but rather speaks to basic airmanship (again, I'm not a pilot) Though, that begs the next quest...

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by N212R
Wed May 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37565

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

SteelChair wrote:
In the USA at least, I don't see much of a future for the E2


A little early to be quoting from DL/Airbus Christmas wish list...

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by N212R
Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37565

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

The E2-190 weighs 35 tons. Thus the lower capacity E2-195 almost certainly weighs more than the A220-300 Please provide a link. As I noted, I estimated. I prefer to refine estimates With all due respect, your statement re the weight of the E2-190 was not an estimation. Call if what you want but it ...

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by N212R
Sun May 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10854

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Polot wrote:
I doubt Hawaii has any legal standing to implement something like that. You are talking about restricting interstate travel/commerce.


Even more so given that HA receives the most federal dollars per capita of all US states.

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by N212R
Thu May 23, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

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

tu204 wrote:

My guess is that in Direct Law it is assumed that there is a major fault in the operating logic and automatisation.


You are saying that LIGHTNING caused a major fault in the operating logic and automatisation? Is it possible?

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by N212R
Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37565

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Someone83 wrote:
However, I do not believe lack of range has been any of the A220s major issues


Do tell....there has been a great deal of pregnant silence around the launch of this model.

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by N212R
Tue May 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

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

F9Animal wrote:
...we have really little info on what could have caused these bounces.


And even less info on what precipitated the return and anxious landing in the first place. But hundreds of posts about evacuation minutiae. :roll:

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by N212R
Mon May 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

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

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Obviously you haven't seen the landing CCTV footage.


Obvious is too close to oblivious for this mind's comfort.

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by N212R
Mon May 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

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

Dreamflight767 wrote:
If it's true that all electronics failed, how did the transponder keep transmitting data and the 76/7700 squawk. FR24 clearly has the aircraft's flight path and ALT/speed read-out.


Sorry but the "lightning" story is pure Soviet face-saving.

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by N212R
Mon May 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

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

fpetrutiu wrote:
This looks very much like an uncontained engine failure that ruptured the wing tank. RIP to those that perished. Now at 41.


A voice of reason in a sea of lightning-fast credulity.

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by N212R
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 512
Views: 123382

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

"All is peachy in the A220 World"....signed Delta PR Department

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by N212R
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387536

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

zanl188 wrote:
I suspect NTSB is crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s prior to next press conference.


I suspect there are "interested" parties who would prefer nothing more than this pilot's career be quietly forgotten.

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by N212R
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 735
Views: 101118

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Amazon clearly understands that if you plan to commit to an area, you figure out your wildest-imaginable 25-year plan, in "phases", and you get approvals for it up front, while public officials are still trying to lure you to their area. Once you have invested $1 billion, you're stuck the...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 735
Views: 101118

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I'm pretty-confident that the high-level people at Amazon who are involved in Amazon Air are well-aware of the history and have designed things to give them options, but also to operate in a way that keeps certain decisions within the airline and not at Amazon. I'm pretty confident the high-level A...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387536

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I don't expect another press conference until they release the initial report. The material is so explosive, and there are political constituencies that are going to scrutinize the report and push back hard, because they don't want to hear it and don't want to deal with it, so the NTSB is going to ...

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by N212R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

There are some interesting updates in the Mar 19th update in the AV Herald article with new info: "According to ground observers the departure was uneventful ... later the crew requested to return to Addis Ababa (in a routine like voice), departure cleared the flight to turn right heading 260,...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387536

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

WPvsMW wrote:
Repeated speculation of suicide contributes nothing to an understanding of commercial aviation.


I beg to differ. You can wish it away but mental health is a legitimate issue in the aviation world.

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by N212R
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

but I won't delude myself into thinking we are somehow less fallible than we were 20-30 years ago. The only difference is the level of arrogance has increased many-fold to the point where we THINK we are so much better than we used to be. Math and science test scores, in the US, would argue we are ...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716404

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

D L X wrote:
USA TODAY: Travelers panic after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash

The word "panic" appears nowhere in that article.


Thank you for that critical correction. A cogent example of how even one unintentional word (or not) can drive a much larger narrative.

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by N212R
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

prinxe1 wrote:
A Software fix doesn't always fix everything


What tangled webs they design when first they flatter to refine.

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1. There are people defending the MAX and people condemning the MAX, neither group of which knows what the hell happened in this crash. Please, if you are going to call out one group, call out the other as well. What a load of relativistic gobbledygook. This isn't a case of everyone who expresses a...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

SurlyBonds wrote:
Ever heard the phrase "out of an abundance of caution "?


Much less frequently than "an abundance of lost revenue."

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Sorry if this was already covered: From: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/03/10/All-157-aboard-Ethiopian-Airlines-flight-killed-in-crash/7461552219528/?rc_fifo=1 Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday had "significan...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718613

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

wjcandee wrote:
This is the silliest thread I have seen in a long time.
.....
How about engine failure?
Four pages and nobody mentions engine failure as a possible reason the thing had problems climbing?


How about pilots reported "difficulties with the airplane".

What were you saying about silly....

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by N212R
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387536

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

TTailedTiger wrote:
I stated a fact. I said nothing has been ruled out. I said nothing about any of the crew members.


You can always tell an ambulance chaser but you can't tell it much...

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by N212R
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104928

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I keep thinking about all the airports worldwide that have retrofitted their airports for the A380, or even worse completely built the airport for massive influx of A380's. They spent hundreds of millions reinforcing and widening taxiways, aprons, and runways; they built new concourses and gate are...

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by N212R
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17661

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

Jerry Brown should be run out of CA on one his imaginary "rails". The demise of the once Golden State coincides perfectly with his disastrous stewardship.

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by N212R
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104928

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

After all the Ode to Joy, the A380 will be remembered as but a big, boutique airplane.

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by N212R
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

This forum already lost some of its best contributors because they got tired of people with nothing to say dragging down conversations. It does the credibility of the forum no good and we will all suffer for that. If you're referring to the informative and well-placed Mr. Mandala, not to worry. His...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30689

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

flyingphil wrote:
The football club have confirmed that he made his own arrangements regarding the flight.


Not HE but his "minders". As in "don't mind us, we get paid regardless."

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by N212R
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30689

Re: Small plane disappears over chanel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaMia_Flight_2933

Without forgetting this flight.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaMia_Flight_2933

Without forgetting this flight.

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by N212R
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Have there been any verifiable photos of this CVR since or during "recovery"? In what percentage of accidents is a photo of the CVR released to the press or public? I seem to recall this as more common than not? Even more so given the long recovery effort and obvious interest in its conten...

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by N212R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

That they succeeded where the MPV Everest failed with superior technology makes this a good day for the Indonesian Navy. Given the little we know of the actual recovery, how would you explain the success of the Navy where a "superior" team had previously and for a longer duration failed? ...

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by N212R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I can’t remember but did you predict that they would not find the CVR? Now that they found it, what are you predicting the outcome will be? I know you’re convinced that something nefarious is going on so I just would like to get your ultimate prediction now. The data will be found to be non-exploit...

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by N212R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The Keystone Kops could have written a more convincing script.

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by N212R
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

"...the recorder was "broken into two pieces" but hoped it was "still useful" to investigators." FDRs/CVRs seem to withstand extremely violent crashes on land but here, on water, the CVR is broken into two pieces. Ya, water is hard on impact but still. Hope springs ete...

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by N212R
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Under 28 feet of mud according to CNN. How did it get buried so deep and how the hell did they find that it? 1. impact causes underwater crater 2. wreck lies in the crater 3. water currents deposit mud on the wreckage Where is the evidence for this type of impact? How was the FDR found so easily if...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

People said exactly the same thing about the AF447 black boxes, except it was Airbus and Air France trying to "hide the truth". The fact the search continued for the best part of two years didn't matter to those folk. Where is your "evidence" as to why the greatest technologies ...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595866

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

People said exactly the same thing about the AF447 black boxes, except it was Airbus and Air France trying to "hide the truth". The fact the search continued for the best part of two years didn't matter to those folk. Where is your "evidence" as to why the greatest technologies ...

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