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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 52
Views: 8256

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Emirates group has to cut down its staffing levels. 108K to 74k is progress, still way too high. 1 working while 4 gawking model should end, even it means fewer management positions. Consolidate dnata and non core EK functions. That is the only way to identify redundancies. There is a good reason t...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 52
Views: 8256

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

I have to wonder how many more A380s will be parked, along with routes moved to FZ, especially with the MAX returning. They’re an airline begging to have the B789/B78X in their fleet, which would enable a single wide body pilot group down the line. (The 777 will be needed for cargo.) It's interesti...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 68
Views: 9412

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

Some good news ! NavCan, earlier this week, decided to cancel all planned ATC layoffs at some of their ACCs. https://www.navcanada.ca/en/news/news-releases/55879.aspx Today, NAV CANADA has cancelled surplus notices to 41 air traffic controllers in area control centres in Gander, Moncton, Montreal a...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26438

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

The A350-1041 involved is A7-ALL, a 4.8 years old bird. It was ferried to Shannon on 13th November 2020 with another QR B77W A7-BEB to be repainted in World Cup Livery. It was during the paint stripping when cracks found in the composite fuselage. A temporary fix was put in place and was flown to T...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 31, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 16011

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Guess he was one of those vehemently against cameras watching the flight deck then... :stirthepot: In this case the cockpit voice recorder would likely be damning enough. But I suppose it really comes down to what one feels the purpose of a voice (or video) recording would be. Is it a tool to aid i...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 31, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 16011

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Guess he was one of those vehemently against cameras watching the flight deck then... :stirthepot:

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22822

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

You are company time, earning company dime. What is there to fear if you are doing the right thing? When are you putting a company camera in your office or cubicle? First job I ever had, had cameras everywhere and a system that tracked each and everything you did on PC to the second. I have worked ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22822

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

zeke wrote:

Even in my *very* limited time up front IFR, we had the ILS tuned as a backup on a visual for cross-checking. Evidently they're better than me

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by KingOrGod
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 11955

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

I once worked a 767 bizjet and they brought their own ground engineer who later entered the aircraft via a ladder and hatch in the front somewhere... Got a photo somewhere in my archives...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22822

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to wonder why this wasn't proposed after the AC759 near miss (which could have resulted in 3 planes being destroyed). What caused AC759 to ultimately line up with the taxiway was never fully determined, and ATC didn't notice what was wrong even after the landing clearance was challenged. Lan...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22822

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

FGITD wrote:
What are you guys doing up there that’s so secret?



a LOT of stuff worth hiding. The things I have seen... It's most certainly not always a professional at the controls... And they're the ones screaming the loudest for privacy...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2285

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

Funny, we used “reject” in the USAF, at least, in AMC, the command formerly known as MAC. So who actually uses "abort"? :biggrin: :?: :?: :?: A colleague once told an arriving aircraft that there was "a take off abortion on the runway"... :boggled: It was just a RTO who was unsu...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phone numbers

I see people at places of work constantly checking their personal phones while on duty. Are air traffic controllers (worldwide) allowed to check their personal cells while on duty if it is not busy? If not are ATC personnel required to leave their cells "at the door" before starting their...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2670

Re: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?

Sometimes it seems as if they blindfold kids and give them crayons... and sometimes it seems there is a "buy 1 get 100 free" special offer on white paint...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43650

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-exclusive/exclusive-boeing-close-to-deal-with-southwest-for-737-max-order-sources-idUSKBN2B22OQ Reuters too Boeing must be pretty desperate for a MAX sale given the reported price tag. Yes yes we get it, every single time a max is sold, Boeing is sup...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 863
Views: 251980

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Is that a true story, or are you only making a (very valid) point? Just curious. If true, that would drive me insane. Can it be switched off? It's 100% true! On my next day off, I am going to have to figure out how to disable that feature. I am all for technology to make life safer for us.... But t...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very disturbing interaction between ATC & Pilot...
Replies: 35
Views: 12488

Re: Very disturbing interaction between ATC & Pilot...

Really poor job by ATC here. It was obvious from the callsign that he was dealing with an inexperienced GA pilot, not a professional commercial pilot. Chances are that this pilot will hesitate about calling mayday next time he has an issue. If you can't articulate something basic for ATC to help yo...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6052

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

I think he's asking if there is controller assistance software which gives us or suggests to us the speeds and vectors to issue. To this the answer is no. We dream this stuff up in our heads and turn it into a manageable patch of airspace. I was once told by another pilot that Director has software...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6052

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

[Are controllers' instructions informed by computer assistance such as speed and vectors./quote] Not certain I understand your question, but if I'm on the right track the answer is yes, there are some keyboard entries one can make to give the exact distance you have between airplanes though it won'...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 355
Views: 80975

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

You mean Comair who are also in business rescue. That's quite a low blow considering the facts. Those two airlines aren't really comparable Andz and I think you probably know it. No it wasn't. Comair was mismanaged straight into business rescue, obviously nowhere near on the scale of SAA but they w...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 355
Views: 80975

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

investing in a competently managed carrier like Conair. You mean Comair who are also in business rescue. That's quite a low blow considering the facts. Those two airlines aren't really comparable Andz and I think you probably know it. All SAA employees also rode the gravy train so long. Just look a...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6052

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

In this context, it is important as a pilot to tell ATC whether you are unable to comply. Don't just change your speed if you've been told something else. ATC is more than happy to help but they have to be aware of your situation. For example, say tower wants you to keep 150 knots to five miles on ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 68
Views: 9412

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

I've been through the early stages of the Nav-Canada hiring process about 5-6 years ago, only made it to the interview stage but ultimately wasn't selected for training. The whole process can take anywhere from 3-5 years and if at any point you fail those training exercises you are let go and have ...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 68
Views: 9412

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

Don't forget that there is a union at Nav Canada and how cuts to the workforce are made is likely part of the collective agreement. Though I can't speak for this case, many union agreements protect seniority during cuts. At my place of work, from what I have heard as it's not official yet, they are...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 68
Views: 9412

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

That’s ridiculous to let go of people who were weeks away from finishing I couldn't imagine going through the academy and coming within weeks of CPC for this to happen. It's bad enough with all of the trainees in my facility (and everywhere, of course) who were days or weeks from CPC or a pay bump ...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 68
Views: 9412

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

And then when traffic picks up it'll be a ballsup again to scramble to get enough bums in chairs... Farking stupid.

The ANSP should not be in it solely for profit, but we should be allowed to keep some $$ to buffer ourselves and not run on the breadline all the time.

Sigh. Nobody ever learns...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51201

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Even after being terminated don’t they go into 25% basic pay, free health care and accommodation until they leave the country ? That’s the UAE sponsorship visa conditions isn’t it ?. I worked in a rich neighbouring emirate, and some time ago (before corona) when my contract was summarily terminated...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 355
Views: 80975

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Yes, the remaining 2 A350s are leased from Air Mauritius, which aren't doing that well either. No idea what the status of those 2 aircraft is now. Last I read a couple of weeks ago was that Air Mauritius were taking them back. I believe that is accurate, it is my understanding that all A359 will le...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 16814

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

mr02 wrote:
seat64k wrote:
mr02 wrote:
but that would have to start at school.


They skipped the basics like counting to ten, what makes you think they'll grasp such concepts?

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73380

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

Great news for Lufthansa and its workers. Thiele is your hero. Anyone want to bet that they're going to be asking more money by Christmas time? Germany will be brought to its knees. Heavily industrialised countries have more to lose in this crisis. I predict that LH will be bankrupt by next spring,...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31460

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them. The*only* time I use "sir" with a pilot on freq is to let him know he has screwed pooch. So if I am on the radio, and you're laughing because you were referred ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73380

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If somebody is a billionaire, I assume the BND has plenty of info on him. Perhaps time for a Govt minister to have a chat and persuade Thiele that LH forms part of critical national infrastructure ? Yes, I know Germany has all sorts of laws after what happened 75 years ago... And if it was me and m...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 201079

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/world/story/pia-flight-8303-crash-initial-probe-pilot-atc-fault-1691584-2020-06-22 Initial report out. Presented in Pakistan "parliament " today. Both pilot and ATC blamed. WTF? ATC? Are you kidding me? That is just insanity. I suppose AT...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51201

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

They didn’t order the 777X to have them for 5 years and then buy the next thing. They are planes for 20-30years. With the exception of the A310 which formed EK and flew for just under 20 years I think, they don't operate or plan to operate fleets that long. *15 years then. But you raise a good poin...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51201

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Opus99 wrote:
They didn’t order the 777X to have them for 5 years and then buy the next thing. They are planes for 20-30years.


With the exception of the A310 which formed EK and flew for just under 20 years I think, they don't operate or plan to operate fleets that long.

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 201079

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I think this is new: "Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic cont...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 355
Views: 80975

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Why hasn't anyone posted that SAA is now gone? They've fired all staff and no money from the government. https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001368744/south-african-airways-to-fire-all-employees https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/no-more-money-for-saa-government-tells-unions-2...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 28168

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

LH9902 FRA-CPT departed this morning I was on duty when she left...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 16814

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

A must read! Its regarding the restructuring process of SAA. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-05-the-plan-to-rescue-saa-from-collapse-takes-shape/ The 16 aircraft rumour has been floating around for a while. Unfortunately that article is not well researched and is full of misinformat...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 892
Views: 141687

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Flying to places with a small population could be the reason they are bankrupt. NQY should be connected by train from LON. better for the environment too. This is one of the big myths about emissions - the train is not necessarily better. Rail is a combination of steel, concrete, ground rock and a ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON
Replies: 1
Views: 2364

Re: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON

Wrong side of the double yellows it would seem

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by KingOrGod
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19554

Re: UK storm today

Arion640 wrote:
A BA 747 has flown new york to London in 4 hours and 56 minutes according to flightradar24, likely a new record.


I believe it has been done quicker than that 8-)

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 31160

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

As a pilot, this condition is totally unacceptable. At our airline we have sealed cups however they bust open after a drop. I watched a soda can bust open on a console with the loss of only 1 radio. I have seen condensation drip from vents in the cockpit and also vents that spit ice balls in humid ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 16814

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

NYKiwi wrote:
Just checked flightaware and saw A350 on the JNB to JFK sector... is this the first flight to JFK.

Cueious if any feedback


I believe so, it is ZS-SDD on it's way

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by KingOrGod
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 761993

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

And no, with only 2 crashes you can't reliably make that calculation. Problem is that you need to act based on data on hand. So crash history is not interpreted as random independent tests; underlying mechanisms are analyzed and conclusions are made based on much more detailed information than rand...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62247

Re: SAA Leasing A350

But a 77E or 773 for routes to JFK/HKG? :lol: For interest, Cathay sends a 777W (not sure of weight limitations) to JNB. It's 2-class with the old business (recliner). CPT gets the A359 in a 3-class layout. Just for clarification: CX sends their 3 class 777-300ER to JNB, which seats 340 or 368 pass...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62247

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Which of those airlines are based at 5,558ft? Because that really changes the game. The 777 couldn't even do a demo flight :old: SAA execs got a free taxi round JNB in a 777 that day. It did not inspire confidence. People seem to forget the B777 of when SAA got the A340s are not the as same machine...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62247

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Things at SAA probably would still be very red financially if they ordered 777 instead of A340's, but would they be as red ? Look at how many airline ordered A340 and then went to the 777, Air Canada and Singapore Airlines oh and Cathay Pacific too. Which of those airlines are based at 5,558ft? Bec...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62247

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them.... They could operate aircraft given to them for free, burning fuel given to them for free, and they'd still be just as incompetent today as they were yesterday. PS "God" doesn't exist. The o...

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