The research must be 100% aimed at the crew.
For a realistic experiment for passengers, they must be seated together in economy and have all lavs but one blocked - I bet they won't do that..
Having actual acceleration compared to expected acceleration would be neither very hard to implement nor very expensive. There has been too many close calls due to erroneous weights in takeoff calculations. The plane was probably accelerating as expected - acceleration wasn't the issue, the availab...Jump to post
I would throw in Saab 90 Scandia (18 built). I would more agree to KentB27:s list than the OP:s. The A380 and A346 were failures from a business perspective, but not complete disasters. I don't know if I would put 737-600 on the list however, was it about 60-70 planes - and a derivative with lower d...Jump to post
Having actual acceleration compared to expected acceleration would be neither very hard to implement nor very expensive. There has been too many close calls due to erroneous weights in takeoff calculations.Jump to post
The outer part of one wing (about half of it) broke and fell off, but AFAIK it is not yet clear if this caused the plane to crash or if it was a result of the forces when it went down. I guess that is what they want to find out. There are two cellphone videos floating around, but they show the final...Jump to post
I like the statement in the article "The airline itself is using 57 times more biofuel than in 2011" in the article. It says absolutely nothing. They could have used 1 kg in 2011 and 57 kg this year... Of course they are doing green-washing, they do not like to be the big bad wolf here - m...Jump to post
I get a feeling this has happened a lot of times lately? Or is it just my imagination? This time it was an unruly passenger on a chartered SK flight from Greece island Zakynthos to Copenhagen.
Whoever is the biggest, I am happy as long as both are able to compete with each other. A duopoly is bad enough, a monopoly would be disastrous. So I hope neither of them will be significantly bigger than the other before there is a third manufacturer worth mentioning (unlikely for the foreseeable f...Jump to post
So many holes in this story and a lot of the stuff that isn’t being told. Unless this kid is severely mentally challenged I find it hard to believe he couldn’t tell the difference between SAS & Eurowings and only spoke up after the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff something smells rotten with t...Jump to post
I think of AF 447.. altitude and ground speed would have been shown on the PTVs. Ground speed very slow, altitude dropping, plane in a nose-up attitude, engines roaring at full thrust, and the buffeting for a few minutes.
Who needs an in-flight horror movie?
Ponder if a passenger becomes unconscious for some medical reason and dies because he does not get to a hospital in time. Didn't happen this time, but not unthinkable. Making sure everyone has left is important.Jump to post
LH have historically bought more capable frames to fly routes which could be done by lighter aircraft to carry the passengers and their bags. They are a very cargo heavy airlines. On top of that, they want everyone to connect via FRA and MUC so of course they'd say A321XLR isn't a game changer. I'd...Jump to post
SAS has decided to skip inflight duty free sales on board from over coming months.This is a great move by SAS in my view, reducing weight and emissions from the flights. I also think its really outdated to sell alcohol, cigraettes, perfume etc onboard flights nowadays and surprised that it still ex...Jump to post
As for the OP, can't tell whether this woman is an innocent (but dumb) victim, or in on the scam; though surely she must have wondered why she was entitled to fly on an employee fare? My guess: She thought this was foul play by an employee so she was not entitled to the low fare but both she and th...Jump to post
[hose photos are even more chilling than the other ones, especially the one showing the moment the plane contacts the ground :( https://www.chicagomag.com/images/2019/0519/C201905-Ghosts-of-Flight-191-crash-sequence.jpg These pictures show how quickly the plane rolled when the left wing stalled. Th...Jump to post
Norway has envisioned all-electric domestic air travel in 2040. Siemens, Airbus and Rolls-Royce are working together in a project for a 100-passenger plane with 1000 km range. Electric engine testing in flight is assumed to start next year (one electric engine replacing a conventional engine on a qu...Jump to post
Amateurish observation: The last bounce seems to me as they try to climb out but have insufficient lift and fall down on the runway. It is very high for a bounce.Jump to post
General aviation not counted... First .. European airport BMA, from where I flew my first .. flight BMA-UME on my first .. aircraft Convair CV-440 "Metropolitan" with my first .. airline, now defunct Linjeflyg (LF), including my first .. cockpit visit .. turboprop Nord 262 .. jet Fokker F-...Jump to post
Summer 2011 or 2012 KRN-ARN Scandinavian Airlines. First and most probably only time, and disembarking through the rear stairs which was somewhat cool, and somewhat annoying (for once I had a seat up front). Funny thing is I think they were based at CPH at the time. I flew that route quite a few tim...Jump to post
FAA defended the categorization of MCAS as a supplement to STS which is what allowed it to use a single sensor. Nobody apparently thought of the possible consequences of failure (emphasis added by this poster), or had too much faith in the ability of pilots to figure it out: How could FAA have cert...Jump to post
Favourites SIN, AMS, HKG.
Don't like LHR, MNL (both a nuisance when changing terminals), BKK (you don't get access to the seats at the gate until shortly before boarding, very few other seats).
Is it me or this sounds familiar? The Aviation Herald learned that the loss of altitude had been caused by two angle of attack sensors having frozen in their positions during climb at an angle, that caused the fly by wire protection to assume, the aircraft entered a stall while it climbed through F...Jump to post
There is the unconfirmed crash because of a small crocodile smuggled onboard, which the sole survivor claimed had escaped from a bag and the scared passengers relocated causing a crash when the aircraft became unbalanced.
True or not? Who knows...
As a former software engineer, I can't begin to get my head around the claims that "a software fix will be ready in a few days". AFAIK, the fix was initiated after the Lion Air crash, so the ET crash coincided in time with the upcoming release of the new software. I am certain it will be ...Jump to post
In the second YouTube video posted just above (witness accounts), the gentleman is quoted as saying that “the nose went up” and then “the plane went side to side” before the “nose went down” and “tail went up”. Without trying to speculate too much, and smoke notwithstanding: does anyone else feel t...Jump to post
I took a look at the FAA Description of TCAS the relevant bit is on page 34. ⋅ Each plane’s TCAS determines its best response to the potential collision and transmits it to the other. ⋅ If they agree they both tell their pilots to execute the maneuver. ⋅ If they disagr...Jump to post
Personally, I think the most baffling is that the TCASes in two planes are able to negotiate safely at all times. If you have two aircraft flying level at the exact same altitude with crossing paths, there must be somethhing in the system to decide who should climb and who should descend. In a head-...Jump to post
There have been other cases with wrong weights in the FMC. I would go so far to say this is one of the bigger risks there are in today's commercial aviation, since this is data which is entered completely manually and no alarm bells go off if an error is within possible limits (in this case correct ...Jump to post
I believe its the building not too far from the SG A350 wingtip in this Google maps picture. Looking at the video, it gives the impression they followed the wrong line to F28L, realised their mistake and tried to get to F28R themselves instead of requesting a tow truck?Jump to post
If someone is drunk on a plane, then someone screwed up and violated an FAR. It's a violation to boar someone who appears to be intoxicated and it's also a violation to serve them enough to make them intoxicated. But on an international flight you might have passengers who bought taxfree alcohol ai...Jump to post
Left AOA was offset but its fluctuations showed the same shapes as the right AOA... the difference was about 20degs higher than the right AOA. This begs the question if the AoA sensor (or some internal part of it serviced by the airline) can be mounted in different positions, and if there is a proc...Jump to post
Never had to change between airports, but I imagine Moscow SVO-DME would be among the worst. Or SVO-ZIA.Jump to post
I didn't travel outside Europe until 2005, but then it was on a 747. So far I have had the pleasure 8 times (counting every leg as one time), and once boarded via stairs at Don Muang which gave me an unforgettable impression of the SIZE of the thing... and since I am flying on my own restricted dime...Jump to post
Other news: It seems like Cathay’s CPH route was short lived and will not return next summer https://mobile.twitter.com/id/status/1038310993112125440 Apparently the yields was very poor The twitter only says the booking is closed but nothing about the yields. What is your source for "very poor...Jump to post
Since the black boxes do their job, and it is very seldom impossible to read out the data, it is enough to find them. Thus, you could have a system where the position (incl altitude and heading) is transmitted every minute or so, and you wouldn't have the enormous search area that turned out to not ...Jump to post
Cathay Pacific’s recently launched Hong Kong-Copenhagen flight will come under significant pressure as SAS moves its Hong Kong-Stockholm flight to Hong Kong-Copenhagen, creating direct overlap. SAS will fly year-round, offer greater frequency, have operating advantages (using the lighter A330 again...Jump to post
Of the mentioned airlines, I have only flown Cathay Pacific. FRA-HKG-MNL with an 11 month old. Cabin crew was extremely helpful and the bassinet worked out just fine. But it was nearly seven years ago, first leg on a 744 with OK leg space from the seat to the bassinet. IIRC, it was OK on the last le...Jump to post
New energy generation eg solar/wind have delayed the inevitable but plenty of segments where renewables don’t fit eg transport. How do you define "don't fit"? There are lots of people and industry involved to create renewable combustible fuels. I just Googled up this, one-year-old article...Jump to post
I do so hope that no one has an issue with this extra bit of caution that WN is using. Perhaps you may have heard of the terms "human trafficking" or "child abduction." These are very serious; and, need I add, a tragic and senseless reality of the times we live in. Child endange...Jump to post
Russia cannot admit shooting down MH-17, since that would mean admitting they (or at least their military equipment) were inside Ukraine at the time. AFAIK, officially Russia claims there is a civil war where there are only Ukrainians fighting each other. If the missile had been fired from within Ru...Jump to post
It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I bet Airbus is watching this closely with a half-done design hidden in the back pocket. If it turns out to be a maintenance nightmare, they will either make a better variant themselves or ditch the idea silently - if it turns out to work great we wi...Jump to post