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by Superboi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 15495

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone have info if Air Peace EMB 195 E2 has started test flights? Does Embraer have a site like Airbus and Boeing were someone can check? Superboi: According to Press reports, Air Peace expects a two-aircraft delivery. There are photos online of one of the jets been prepared at the assembly p...

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by Superboi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7216

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Someone83 wrote:
Skyliner claims first E195-E2 (wrongly listed as a E190-E2) was delivered to Air Peace yesterday. Although I haven't seen an actual delivery flight?

Embraer 190 -E2 190.20039 5N-BYF Air Peace delivery 24sep20 SJK-REC


Great

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by Superboi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 15495

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone have info if Air Peace EMB 195 E2 has started test flights? Does Embraer have a site like Airbus and Boeing were someone can check? Superboi: According to Press reports, Air Peace expects a two-aircraft delivery. There are photos online of one of the jets been prepared at the assembly p...

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by Superboi
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal American Airways
Replies: 27
Views: 4862

Re: Royal American Airways

Hello... I am wondering if anyone out there has any information at all about Royal American Airways. They seem to have been a commuter airline in the mid to early 80s that operated first in the southeastern United States and then moved out west. I can find pics of their Grumman Gulfstream and Vicke...

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by Superboi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7216

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Tells us how you feel. C'mon.... Boeing is in no position to give Embraer 4 Billion dollars and you know it. Boeing was negotiating with Embraer in good faith. However, you will agree that Aviation has changed significantly in the last 6 months and has been particularly rough on Boeing for 20 month...

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by Superboi
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 15495

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone have info if Air Peace EMB 195 E2 has started test flights? Does Embraer have a site like Airbus and Boeing were someone can check? Superboi : I'm afraid I don't have any info, but with the first delivery due this month, you won't wait long to get the facts. Yeah, I know that Air Peace ...

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by Superboi
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 15495

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone have info if Air Peace EMB 195 E2 has started test flights? Does Embraer have a site like Airbus and Boeing were someone can check?

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by Superboi
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 15495

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Nigeria Resumes Regular International Flights to Lagos and Abuja Airports; ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will reopen its airports for international flights from Aug. 29, its aviation minister said on Monday. The airports have been closed since March 23 to all but essential international flights as part ...

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by Superboi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29552

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

aemoreira1981 wrote:
At least the cockpit equipment and engines can be salvaged and brought back on another ET frame for reuse. The landing gear could also be reused as well.


Doesn't this belong to the Insurer now?

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by Superboi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155142

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

There’s another possibility. What if they tried a low pass, but did not calculate it properly? Could that be? They would be aware of the landing gear position thus ignoring all the warnings. Maybe their plan from the beginning was to go around but didn’t want to ask for permission in case it was de...

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by Superboi
Tue May 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155142

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Maybe the plan was to go around the entire time. But, because of the high speed/energy, when they tried, the aircraft didn't pull up. Kind of like those air show crashes where the pilot does a loop but can't pull out of it and basically slides right into the ground. Sorry if I missed it, but do we ...

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by Superboi
Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155142

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Sad News If they had so little fuel, I Wonder why they didn't try to land without the front gir deployed... It has been done before ... My guess is if the fuel starvation is true that they were so focused on the landing gear they were not paying attention to the fuel, or even considering that they ...

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by Superboi
Fri May 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123058

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Superboi wrote:
x1234 wrote:
DL has said the 772 fleet has the most payload and that’s important for cargo markets like JNB and SYD. Will the a350 have enough payload?



Maybe they will do Cape Town too.. :smile:



So I Guessed it right :smile:

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by Superboi
Thu May 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123058

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

x1234 wrote:
DL has said the 772 fleet has the most payload and that’s important for cargo markets like JNB and SYD. Will the a350 have enough payload?



Maybe they will do Cape Town too.. :smile:

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by Superboi
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 15495

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

The agreement that was never ratified? It's been a farce. I believe it was implemented by the African Union but you are correct about it being a farce. The problem is that many member states have just ignored it in the interest of protecting local carriers and the AU has no enforcement mechanism. T...

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by Superboi
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 4127

Re: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?

DL moved to the new terminal in Dakar (DSS) and they moved the flight to JFK. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl216 It looks like its 2x weekly. In the early 2000's with DL's Africa expansion it was a JFK/ATL-DKR-CPT/JNB. JNB went non-stop from ATL on the 77L daily and CPT was dropped (u...

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by Superboi
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17832

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

The way to get around claims of discrimination is to have a uniform/worldwide baggage policy that includes a rising scale of charges. 2 x 23kg = no charge next 23kg @ $1/kg next 23kg @ $2/kg next 23kg @ $5/kg next 23kg @ $10/kg (and now it starts to hurt... :twisted: ) etc (I have simplified the sc...

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by Superboi
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17832

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

To be honest, that's just poor planning on the side of TK. There is no way around it. The LOS-IST flight should be able to load every single bag. The A332 used on the route accommodates 250 Pax. I've had plenty of Africa bound / incoming flights and the bag trend varied between 1.8 and 2.5 Let us j...

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by Superboi
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17832

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Sort of works like this. You arrive at the airport and check in luggage. One of two things can happen. 1. You check in, and when you do a Turkish employee explains to you that as of recently, we have been experiencing 15% of passengers luggage arrive late at their destination. With that information...

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by Superboi
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17832

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Is the Nigerian CAA willing to pay TK to provide a bigger aircraft for no reason other than their citizens carry way too much crap with them? Presumably TK takes in plenty of excess baggage fees. A threat of a ban to force a carrier to provide expected services sounds novel. That’s a good point, th...

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by Superboi
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17832

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Airlines, including Turkish, are obligated to carry passengers luggage if it is within operating limits of the particular aircraft being used at that time. I'll ask the question again, if lots of passengers turn up at the airport with lots of excess baggage and it can't all be carried, how is that ...

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by Superboi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32629

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

TACV Started operations into lagos this week on the monday the 9th with a B757. Operations will be 5 times a week and TAAG starts next week too, twice a week service

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by Superboi
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering
Replies: 30
Views: 5678

Re: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering

This from prosecutors in the U.S. state of Georgia: Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme invo...

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by Superboi
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60996

Re: SAA Leasing A350

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 of today SAA need a 15+ hour aircraft, that can also do stuff like lift MTOW from J...

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by Superboi
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60996

Re: SAA Leasing A350

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 of today I am aware that 90's ERA 772 isn't a modern day 777, just as I am aware th...

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by Superboi
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60996

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 Superboi
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21269

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

WOWZER! An airport without fire fighters? This airport should be closed! "An airport official told the Nation that a fire would have had catastrophic consequences because the airport doesn't have its own fire brigade". "The official said: “The fire that would have followed would have...

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by Superboi
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52464

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Seems SAA has downgraded JNB - ACC/ABJ (SA056/057) to an A320. Is the A320 able to do ACC without penalties?

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by Superboi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52464

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Flying them to TNR tomorrow (in business) and I seem to be relegated to an A330-200 when every other flight this week is A340, A350 or or A330neo :( Tomorrow's flight (18.08.19) to be operated by an A330neo (3B-NBV) Yup, just got that update. Psyched! Are you Ex-FAOR, seems you are getting the A359...

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by Superboi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 3506

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Was there a Varig 727 GIG-REC-LOS ages ago? Only similar flight (but not ex NE Brazil) was GIG-LOS with a Varig 707 and GRU-ABJ-BEY with MEA A310 (maybe also a 747?) http://www.departedflights.com/GIG89p1.html There was GIG-ABJ and GIG-LOS, both on Varig DC10, as late as 1989. But again, still not ...

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by Superboi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205939

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

Heard that TC may be getting two more A223, has anyone else heard/read that somewhere?

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by Superboi
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 7479

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O Seems to be a man with mental ...

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by Superboi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18349

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

More importantly will be to see how the flight loads are for next few weeks. The inaugural flight was supposedly almost totally full. Inaugural flights are usually full of VIPs and press not paying anything. let´s see how the loads are in a few weeks. Well according to sources, the flight had 316 p...

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by Superboi
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30063

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Club World https://www.headforpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BA-A350-1-400x225.jpg My guess is that they wanted a nice clean/lean/sophisticated look and it ended up very sterile. I had to read it twice because I thought it was "Cube", because it looked like a row of office cubicles...

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by Superboi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

Re: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway

Murcielago4me wrote:
I have never seen a five digit flight number before. Is that common?


Their Callsign is actually P4..Flight number is 7291

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by Superboi
Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32629

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Probably already discussed somewhere else, but: TAP to fly to Banjul Gambia http://newsaero.info/airlines/tap-air-portugal-senvole-vers-banjul-en-gambie?true=1803 Did they operate that route in the past? And do they fly to LOS too? Banjul the capital of The Gambia is a new destination for TAP Air P...

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by Superboi
Sat May 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18349

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

I’m sorry to say but everything that Air Peace has done as of late does not make any financial sense. In fact, it’s plain obvious this is not a well managed airline. Just because they have captured market share lately (due to Arik Air and Aero financial difficulties) doesn’t make it a well run airl...

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by Superboi
Thu May 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18349

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

When Arik flew the B738 from JNB to LOS there was a payload restriction of 24 pax departing JNB so it could only take off with 124 seats filled iso 148. Note we at W3 offered 2 piece baggage allowance on this route too. Pax on LOS JNB prefer the wide body SAA experience and Arik’s main selling poin...

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by Superboi
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18349

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

P4 hasn’t gotten any slots yet nor have they hired staff abroad nor obtained office space! Remember their 2 B777s have been parked at LOS for over a year now. Once they publish the schedule for these routes then only it is to be believed. They won’t even last more than six months flying to CAN and ...

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by Superboi
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

EvanWSFO wrote:
I suspect this will be another in a long line of failed startups in Nigeria (and west Africa as a whole). Unless they can navigate the ineptness and management corruption of previous carriers, I have serious doubt these planes will ever be delivered.


You know this carrier is about 5 years right??

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by Superboi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Re: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

In my opinion, the best aircraft suited for their entire operation over the long term is the A220 family ie 5 A221s + 15 A223s to cover their entire domestic plus regional African network if operated at full strength. They don’t need an aircraft the size of a B7M8 as in Nigeria, frequencies game pl...

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by Superboi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

Nigerian carrier Air Peace has firmed an order for up to 30 Embraer 195-E2 regional jets, unveiling the agreement at an African airline seminar organised by the airframer in Mauritius. Ten aircraft are under firm contract and the agreement includes purchase rights for another 20. The airline will be...

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by Superboi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

People keep going on and on about the MCAS, but if the FR24 data is reasonably accurate, this aircraft had barely reached 1000' AGL in the first 3 minutes of the flight. If the plane wasn't climbing, would the pilots retract the flaps? I guess maybe if they couldn't get the nose up and they still h...

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by Superboi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Over 42% of delivered 737 MAX worldwide are now grounded (China/Indonesia/Ethiopia/South Africa...) If Boeing is targeting emerging Asia & Africa markets (with sub-par pilots, sub-par training, and sub-par maintenance based on earlier comments in this thread) it should account for that in its p...

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by Superboi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Whether grounding the Max 8 fleet is justified or reasonable at this point or not, certainly there can be simulator training for MAX 8 pilots to go through the same conditions as the Lion Air flight the day before the crash, the crashed Lion Air flight and now the Ethiopian crash? Apparently there ...

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by Superboi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 20
Views: 3316

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

I Know PAN AM Used to fly into Monrovia, Lagos and I think Nairobi too

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