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by boerje
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3988

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

AWACSooner wrote:
peterinlisbon wrote:
They need to start putting padding on the cieling.

Or mandating that all pax wear helmets for the duration of flight ;)


Pan Am had zero gravity grip shoes already in 2001. I saw a document about it. ;)

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by boerje
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 31077

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

True however, check out the vapes coming off the leading edge of the wing just prior to impact - I wouldn't be surprised if the pilot was full-aft on the sidestick at that point and the plane simply achieved peak AoA with alpha prot without stalling. True but that was a completely controlled descen...

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by boerje
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 12370

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

And yet, when the SWA 1380 B737 with CFM56-7B engines, engine failure occurred on April 17, 2018 there were very quickly, in just a few days, a plethora of photos including the engine and overall aircraft, technical information regarding the failure, NTSB quick response preliminary data and media p...

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by boerje
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 584900

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Please explain how it could make things worse Not to speak for Wlederling, but: Material shielding can actually be counterproductive. High energy particles can kick off an avalanche of secondary particles in the shielding volume that have exponentiated bit flip potential. Is this even remotely supp...

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by boerje
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 584900

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I think he's saying the opposite. Putting shielding around the computer can make things worse. Please explain how it could make things worse WIederling tried to explain this. High energy particles will penetrate the shielding and when this happens there will be not one (original particle) but many ...

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by boerje
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720399

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Aviation Week is reporting that the FAA is seeking consensus on lifting the MAX ban. https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/faa-eyes-consensus-737-max-flight-approvals?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20190326_AW-05_229&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEN1000002199999&utm_campaign...

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by boerje
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720399

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Oh I agree 100% and it looks horrible for Boeing that they offered extra safety features at an additional cost. That is like a car manufacturer charging extra for airbags and seat belts I suspect you are not old enough to remember that seat belts and airbags WERE extra cost options when they first ...

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by boerje
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720399

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

They may not have faced the same issues and may have better maintenance teams as well It's irrelevant IMO as we aren't supposed to be designing planes that need more competent people to maintain or fly them to keep them safe We are supposed to be designing planes that are safer in the first place O...

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by boerje
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 13019

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Totally incorrect. AY Had Boeing MD-11s for two decades .. Finnair bought the MD-11s from MacDac. That Boeing slapped their name on a product no longer in production, having successfully been bought by MacDac with its own money, doesn't make the MD-11 a Boeing product. Finnair operated the DC-8, -9...

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by boerje
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721751

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Said technology already exists in the automotive space and it's typically called something like 'stability control'. Essentially a car can be quite safe under normal driving conditions but once you reach the limits of traction it may be unpredictable. While failure modes are typically of the fail-s...

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by boerje
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721751

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I am huge fan of boeing but to make this an extra paid for option and not standard on every 737 max 8 and 9 is absolutely horrible. "Boeing sells an option package that inclsudes an extra AoA vane, and an AoA disagree light, which lets pilots know that this problem was happening". I'm a h...

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by boerje
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721751

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What worries me is all those who keep saying ”a pilot not knowing about this issue has been in a cave for 4 months”, ”it’s a training issue”, ”it’s because the F/o had 200 hours” etc. A plane should not fly itself into the ground, switch flicked off or not. Such as AF 447 doing so from all the way ...

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by boerje
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720399

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

TWA902fly wrote:
So despite these groundings, I currently see 3 Ethiopian 737 MAX 8's in flight, 6 in China (from 3 different airlines), 3 Norwegian, 4 Thomson, etc. What gives?

'902


Are there Pax on board?

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by boerje
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721751

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

kiowa wrote:
Not to blame the accident on the crew or the 737 but what are the hiring standards in Ethiopia for a commercial pilot? Can they hire a F/O right off the street with no flying experience?


ET is allowed to fly to US so take a guess if FAA would ok that.

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by boerje
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 45085

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Was that picture taken 30 years ago? No, 30 years ago, the A320 wasn't built at such a rate. Time for you to move forward to 2019... Actually based upon the computers I would guess late 90s to early 2000s Google found one version of that image from Airbus web page https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/st...

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by boerje
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13235

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

100 people injured on the 747? The maneuvers were that severe to injury nearly a quarter of the occupants? Incredible actions by the pilots to get their aircraft out of certain disaster, and hopefully those 100 people understood through their injuries how much worse it could have been. "Seven ...

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by boerje
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax
Replies: 10
Views: 2121

Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

How does the interior cabin always fall apart like that in turbulence? Looks like the passenger was thrown up and probably hit the panel with his head or another body part. Hope they are ok after medical assistance. What are the requirements for the ceiling panels, are the panels required to be ene...

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by boerje
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6894

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

Would you want to have your teen daughter sitting next to some possible pervert ? You or your wife could equally be that 'possible pervert'. If you want to guarantee seats together, you book seats together. People forget, you weren't guaranteed seats together in the age before 'seat selection' eith...

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by boerje
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 598715

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

moa999 wrote:
Touch wood the A350 and B787 have avoided these sorts of major issues.


Well there was that battery fire... Emergency airworthiness directive by the FAA, and the 787 was grounded for 3 months.

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by boerje
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 45729

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Once again, I will point out that we have been through this before: December 27, 1991, SK 751. Despite following all procedures correctly, the flight crew discovered that every time they reduced engine power, something was reversing their actions and turned the thrust up. Every time they reduced, t...

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by boerje
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 45729

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Once again, I will point out that we have been through this before: December 27, 1991, SK 751. Despite following all procedures correctly, the flight crew discovered that every time they reduced engine power, something was reversing their actions and turned the thrust up. Every time they reduced, t...

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by boerje
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30298

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

CARST wrote:
Not trying to go off-topic, but I tried to compare it to 737-900 to 900ER, is that a similar case? And A321neoLR to A321neo non-LR?


I will unfortunately go off-topic as I edit your A321neoLR to A321LR.

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by boerje
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 173355

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

An airline captain of unknown company and origin has yesterday been caught intoxicated at Helsinki airport. He/she had 1.5 per mille alcohol in the bloodstream which is being properly drunk in practice. Finnair confirms, it was one of theirs. Link to Finnair's press release (in Finnish): https://co...

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by boerje
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103084

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Undisclosed customer orders six A330neo Family aircraft https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/undisclosed-customer-orders-six-a330neo-family-aircraft.html That one will be interesting to see how it will be booked - the wording points towards a mix of -800/900s, not only -900s. O...

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by boerje
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74765

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

Airbus has made it clear that they are considering bumping up the range of its most powerful version of the A321 and call it an A321XLR. The new 'A321XLR' will be un upgraded version of thr A321LR that will be equipped with extra capacity and range and will be targeted for the American carriers as ...

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by boerje
Fri May 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10853

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

I always wonder what the other side of the story is on these. He was given a business class seat to lay down in. Obviously that means that they did something to help take care of him. The link on the first post reports the man being curled up in a fetal position due to severe pain. UAL has to have ...

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by boerje
Tue May 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Issues Emergency Order of Suspension for Island Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 3384

Re: FAA Issues Emergency Order of Suspension for Island Airlines

So now, after 5 months from November 2017, the FAA is grounding USVI. What took them so long considering this all started in March 2017?

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by boerje
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27701

Re: 787 Scrapping

lots wrote:
Why does it have ballast hanging on the wings? It's propped up under the tail so I am wondering what's the reason for that?


I believe the ballast under the wings is there to emulate the weight of removed engines.

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 8245

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

So why wasn't the idiot's computer protected by a up-to-date anti-malware program capable of preventing the infection? We are talking about a malware known since May 2017. Yes, the idiot could still click the link but the malware would not be able to run. Because almost all virus and malware progra...

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 8245

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

This virus was in outbreak for 4 days and was patched a year ago. Why in the world is Boeing not updating their computers to be protected from these kind of things? So there was some idiot in South Carolina who clicked on an e-mailed link, which they know they're not supposed to do, and it apparent...

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 8245

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

Darn... If only Boeing would have some knowledge and tools against these things. It's not like Boeing has a "comprehensive suite of solutions for customers looking to protect their networks". :lol:

http://www.boeing.com/defense/cybersecurity-information-management/

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by boerje
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35723

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

4920879,4809645 The sad part is, the individual who was responsible for this horrendous rebrand probably got promoted. This is probably the ugliest A350 out there. What a sad, missed opportunity. This new Lufthansa livery reminds me of black armband. As if LH is in mourning. Why on Earth was the cl...

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by boerje
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61605

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

JAAlbert wrote:
boerje wrote:

At list prices this is "only" an US$ 16 billion order. :eek:


Is the $16 billion order cover all 36 frames or is that just the 20 confirmed?


Airbus 2018 Price List Press Release

36*445.6=16,041.6

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by boerje
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61605

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

JAAlbert wrote:
Just 36? I thought they were negotiating for a much larger number of aircraft. Or perhaps, I'm just used to Emirates ordering in the triple digits!


At list prices this is "only" an US$ 16 billion order. :eek:

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by boerje
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 4177

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

Jet A/A1 is quite a bit lighter than diesel fuel. Fuel oil is ranked from #1 to #6. #1 is kerosene / stove oil, #2 is common heating oil / diesel fuel, #4 is ship fuel and #6 is "bunker", almost road tar. Jet A/A1 is close to #1, with the only difference is that Jet A/A1 is "cleaner&...

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