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by DarQuiet
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 459
Views: 90979

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

It's getting spicy :scratchchin: Who will blink first :mischievous: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2021/November/a380-2021.html number has now grown to 19 grounded aircraft. if this is just to squeeze airbus this is the biggest stunt i have ever seen. surely it’s costing you more mon...

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by DarQuiet
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

Thank you for the example. But is it not that the primary control you can use to slow the aircraft is by reducing power? I’ve always waited until 10kts below flap limit speed to extend the flaps as that is company procedure. For the A320 Vfe Flaps 1 is 230kts, Vfe Flaps 2 is 200kts, Vfe Flaps 3 is 1...

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by DarQuiet
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

The way these are written "flaps have a maximum speed at which they can be extended" and "max flaps extension speed" can be interpreted how quick the flaps extend at max flap setting? ;) It should be VFE is the allowed maximum speed of aircraft with flaps fully extended. Just to ...

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by DarQuiet
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

I'm curious. At what purpose/reason you will use flaps to slow the aircraft? And by slowing the aircraft, it means speed is reduced.

What I know and also as mentioned here, flaps will enable you to fly at slower speed and can increase your margin before aircraft can possibly enter stall.

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by DarQuiet
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321neo PW1130 and Leap variants
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: A321neo PW1130 and Leap variants

Found this link that may help on your question about G and GA difference. At page 5 of 7 is the information about G is basic then GA is alternate climb. https://airinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/E00087EN_Rev2.pdf Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I cant find in other threads but w...

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by DarQuiet
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MX Systems in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: MX Systems in 2021

For some operators it's called UltraPain...

787SIN wrote:
AMOS and TRAX are used extensively by operators I have come across. Also seen Ultramain and SAP in use as well as Envision.

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by DarQuiet
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82817

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Not sure who is excited but the question is why even bother copy the logo of an LCC :rotfl: The jet has a familiar eagle that resembles the logo of 5J. I have so many questions but maybe someone can shed some light? :wave: :laughing: No cause for excitement... 5J isn't about to put their pilots in m...

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by DarQuiet
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82817

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

This 2010 photo is making headlines in some social media sites :scratchchin:

The jet has a familiar eagle that resembles the logo of 5J. I have so many questions but maybe someone can shed some light? :wave:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hongdu_L-15_Falcon.jpg

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by DarQuiet
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do late production A/C differ from earlier examples?
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

Re: How do late production A/C differ from earlier examples?

Aircraft owners/operators are regularly notified by airframe manufacturers ahead of production about the modification status and changes of an aircraft. Thanks for the replies Do airlines have any issues of getting, let's say, two 738s of which one was made before a production mod and one was made a...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about cockpit audio warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Question about cockpit audio warning

Not a direct answer to your question but some pilots also complain by saying the cockpit aural warning is too loud. Before an aural warning can be modified to specifically mention the system at fault, there's a reason why there's PM (pilot monitoring) and PF (pilot flying) who each has corresponding...

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I think RP-C3342 is MSN 1445.

RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
News Update: First A330-300 being painted now

https://www.scramble.nl/civil-news/1st- ... UlmkLt2P1s

Ex-Cebu Pacific MSN 1435 RP-C3342

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by DarQuiet
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Wheel Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Aircraft Wheel Alignment

In my experience, no alignment was done for wheels but there is for brakes of A320/A330, not mandatory though but savings can be realized if done properly like regular measurement of the brake wear pin and forecasting it with fleet utilization. Similar to a car's wheel alignment where the camber, to...

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by DarQuiet
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82817

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

APG even struggled to properly settle with their retrenched employees few months back :cry: There appears to be a basis for the Chapter 11 pessimism in #251 ..... :pessimist: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/pals-chapter-11-hit-by-further-delay-as-bank-backs-out-sources/145003.article Might the...

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by DarQuiet
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 459
Views: 90979

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Man. With that view from State of Design and no similar concern is known with other A350 operators, how long will QR's be grounded for then... :?: MentourPilot reports EASA has made a statement: “Based on the data provided to EASA, there is no indication that the paint and protection degradation aff...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Say hello to the "Green Africa" airline. AOC received.
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Say hello to the "Green Africa" airline. AOC received.

Sorry to nitpick a minor detail but should it be Air Operator Certificate? ;) :D Air Operation certificate I hate to ask, but AOC? My first thought was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has certified an airline... However, congratulations to the airline organizers for getting the airline certified, and hopef...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1887

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

What a wholesome thread this is. Happy for you, sir! :couple:

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by DarQuiet
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board
Replies: 11
Views: 3052

Re: Philippines military plane crashes with at least 85 on board

Nothing I know about military. If CAAP is in charge for civil/commercial planes, who leads the investigation for military ones? How will it affect the ongoing investigation of 3 choppers that crashed while the C130 being the 4th unfortunate event for this year?

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by DarQuiet
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7339

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57592596
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CX is giving its employees the option of getting vaccinated or the risk of losing their job.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57592596

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by DarQuiet
Fri May 28, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82817

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

From PAL's FB page, they posted about flying empty plane along with this message: " We had not received any official government order directing airlines not to accept OFWs bound for Saudi Arabia, but we complied with verbal instructions from the immigration authorities who are no longer accepti...

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by DarQuiet
Fri May 07, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 20004

Re: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50

https://youtu.be/1449kJKxlMQ

Skip to 4:28 to see what happened...
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https://youtu.be/1449kJKxlMQ

Skip to 4:28 to see what happened...

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by DarQuiet
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24291

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

CVR is recording at least the last two hours while FDR is at least the last twenty five hours. The cockpit video will then be like just putting face behind the voice (from CVR which is already well in place) which many are against. Many are against to cockpit video implementation as it will reveal ...

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by DarQuiet
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24291

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

CVR is recording at least the last two hours while FDR is at least the last twenty five hours. The cockpit video will then be like just putting face behind the voice (from CVR which is already well in place) which many are against. Many are against to cockpit video implementation as it will reveal t...

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by DarQuiet
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24291

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

How are current CVR recordings validated to ensure that it is correctly recording the audio in the flight deck? Who is actually authorised to perform these validation checks (if at all)? I do not believe the voice data is encrypted, so does the CVR, in its current shape and form, actually comply wi...

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by DarQuiet
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24291

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Hmm... How will installation of cockpit video recorder improve safety? What is it that needs prevention that the solution is a camera? Is it not to cause the opposite that human factor is likely to be affected and/or even the CRM? OTOH, Only for exclusive use of investigators, the cockpit video reco...

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by DarQuiet
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 433
Views: 82817

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Guess it's time for a reality check..... :boggled: https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/cebu-pacific-swings-to-massive-operating-loss-in-2020/143109.article It is hard to see how the two A321N s in # 71 would still get delivered this year amid this massive loss. :confused: https://www.philstar.com...

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by DarQuiet
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2640

Re: Door Latch Question

Interesting! Seeing the responses of most, it is: 1. A known issue but no cause for alarm. 2. It is seen to have a low risk/impact even with seldom occurrence. 3. No permanent fix available nor planned terminating action in the near future (linked to item 1 and 2). Had a fun read to learn a thing or...

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by DarQuiet
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2640

Re: Door Latch Question

I have so many questions... Was the aircraft released under MEL for this case? Were there pax reduction nearby that door? There must have been at least some ground personnel who witnessed the odd position of the latch upon closure of the door. What/how is the fix upon arrival? "Assuming" t...

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by DarQuiet
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2021
Replies: 385
Views: 20904

Re: Word Game Q1 2021

Kitchen

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by DarQuiet
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 8138

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q1 2021

How, where and why too...

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by DarQuiet
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27892

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

MSN’s 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972 may go to Condor and both A330-941 for Rwandair may go to Air Belgium.. Wait what? Condor doesn't have any aircraft orders, including A330s. Is this some new development? Also how can 1970 go to Cebu and "may" go to Condor? Sorry for that, MSN1970 is assignd t...

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by DarQuiet
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 300
Views: 84433

Re: Cathay Pacific's Boeing 779 First Class concepts

none of them provide enough privacy Look at the top of this image, near the ceiling: https://tinyurl.com/ygbjdqly There's a curtain that comes down to (arguably) hip-level in the suites. The window suites have one each, the aisle suite has two. The link does not work, it says the website does not a...

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by DarQuiet
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 3571

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

Airbus calls it "zoro" mask. It's offerable for new aircraft configuration, which means it is "optional" and may come chargeable (with cost) depending on negotiations. It is "mostly" standard for A350 and A330N. Mostly being quoted if specifically unwanted by the aircra...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 105733

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/06/02 ... of-restart
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And 5J's reaction is not surprising :rotfl:

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/06/02 ... of-restart

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by DarQuiet
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 105733

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

There seems to be some miscommunications about the resumption of domestic flights..... :? https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/06/01/2017952/cab-airlines-cancel-domestic-flights How frustrating this must be for the airlines with CAB raining on their parade when they (CAB) had enough time to clar...

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by DarQuiet
Wed May 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 105733

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

So what’s gonna happen to PAL then? “In its 2019 annual report released only yesterday, PAL Holdings Inc., citing the coronavirus pandemic which has shut down global travel since March 2020, said: “A material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the Group’s (PAL) ability to continue...

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by DarQuiet
Fri May 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 137471

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

How much of an impact this rumor will make anyway if executed? Will it also involve sacking of people?

And should it remain a rumor, what move do we think is best then for CX?

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by DarQuiet
Wed May 06, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Flight Deck Printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 4203

Re: A350 Flight Deck Printer?

zeke wrote:
eroded wrote:
Is a flight deck printer an option?

There is no load 15 report on the A350, if required landing data is downloaded onto a usb and emailed to Airbus.


Interesting. Thank you for the info!

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by DarQuiet
Wed May 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Flight Deck Printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 4203

Re: A350 Flight Deck Printer?

The printer can be inoperative under MMEL but imagine the implication of not having it - like for example that there would be no auto print of Report 15 (suspected hard landing).

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by DarQuiet
Sat May 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 105733

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/MIAAGovPh/post ... 1153648989
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What now?! :o

"All Passenger/Commercial flights to and from the Philippines suspended beginning 8:00am, May 3, 2020"

https://www.facebook.com/MIAAGovPh/post ... 1153648989

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by DarQuiet
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: Financial VS Operating Lease

Hi everyone, I'd like to understand what are the benefits for an airline to lease an aircraft via an Operating lease instead of a Financial lease. Major Operating lessors are guys like GECAS, Avolon, CDB, NAC Aviation while Financial lessors are usually banks. Regarding the airline what is the bene...

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by DarQuiet
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Delivery Program
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Aircraft Delivery Program

HoV (head of version) aside, below is the typical composition from aircraft receiver when an delivery program happens: -Flight Crew/Acceptance Pilot -Technical Representative -Someone with PoA (power of attorney) for document signing -Flight Mechanic/Line Maintenance Engineer -Airworthiness Authorit...

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by DarQuiet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Service Connection Data
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Ground Service Connection Data

Hi every one! I would like to know which kind of quick disconnect for CRJ (200, 700, 900 & 1000) is needed for our hydraulic ground support equipment? I've heard that is the same for the 4 of us but not sure. Someone gave me the following : AE99147E, AE99118G and AE99147J but don't know if it's...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 7024

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

situation that people are outside

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by DarQuiet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 18819

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

Wall

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by DarQuiet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 137471

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

You will sense that CX is in serious trouble that they had to sell some of their asset just to maintain liquidity... https://www.flightglobal.com/orders-and-deliveries/boc-aviation-to-acquire-six-cathay-777s-under-sale-and-leaseback/137320.article I sense that pretty much every operator around the ...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 403
Views: 61000

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Anyone knows the status of the FALs (Toulouse, Hamburg, Mobile, Tianjin) if they are to temporarily close down? Tianjin closed for a while but they're now operating under skeletal force. I mean how can an aircraft delivery happen if the operator's designated team is unable to travel because of the c...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 50283

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

As Airlines are asking and encouraging employees to take paid or unpaid leaves all over the world as Industry is in difficult time. This thread will keep track of paid/ unpaid leaves and lay offs during this difficult time. To begin with: 1) Emirates asks pilots to take unpaid leave. 2) Qatar Airwa...

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by DarQuiet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 91362

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

This is a test on operators how quick thinking they can be by being creative. Of course they will not just simply sit around with their airworthy-grounded planes. Each has their own methods to preserve cash but to maintain liquidity (have cashflow coming in), they need options which operating a pax ...

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