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by mtzguerrero
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 6193

Re: Interjet News and Discussion Thread - 2021

The SSJ100s were fun to fly on! Interjet flights were nearly always late, sometimes cancelled. Terrible check-in experience in Mex City didn’t help. Flight attendants became jaded and there was absolutely no culture of service in the organization. Not specifically causing the airline to collapse, b...

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by mtzguerrero
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91047

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

Come on! Seriously? I lost oversight, that's the 5th(??) grounding in 4 weeks... If they even can't pay the fuel to fly and salaries for month, how can they pay for necessary maintenance - hence I can't understand why the Mexican regulators DGAC (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil) isn't pullin...

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by mtzguerrero
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91047

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

A coincidence with the last months of Mexicana, where -without knowing it-, your flight was switched to an Aeromar's ATR.

Not many passengers were happy about it, specially for 2+ hour flights on a cramped ATR.

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by mtzguerrero
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91047

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

The "highest" load factor among all Mexican airlines, but they can't pay their staff? "Lucy... you've got a lot of 'splainin' to do!" Well, this point has a logical explanation. They have good loads in 7 regional jets, while they have the staff of an airline of >60 mainline airf...

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by mtzguerrero
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91047

Re: Update: Interjet Now only flying SSJ

They are flying with 70+% occupations right now, their Tijuana flights are already booked above 85%, even with all its problems, customer experience flying IAJ is still better than all the other crappy airlines competing against them. I don't think this is amusing, considering they're flying more t...

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by mtzguerrero
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 196345

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

As an A320 pilot myself, I was absolutely dumbfounded to see the preliminary report on the PIA crash. Close to 10,000ft at 15NM at 245 knots seems quite excessive. For those who are not familiar with the flying methods and procedures of the Airbus, I am explaining a few things: If ANet's forums had...

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by mtzguerrero
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91047

Re: Update: Interjet Now only flying SSJ

I flew with Interjet back in the times where they were completely based in Toluca, and after they entered into Mexico City and took half of the old Mexicana's counters in Terminal 1. While they were in Toluca, they were a very fine company and part of it's public speech was to grow slow but steadily...

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by mtzguerrero
Sat May 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 196345

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

You would certainly tell ATC if you had gear trouble and you'd certainly want to have emergency services ready if you are attempting to land with doubts about the landing gear. You're completely right. But also we have seen cases where pilots try to hide things from ATC with fear to expose some com...

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by mtzguerrero
Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 196345

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Regarding the theory of the friction/damage to both engines with the runway, it makes me think how difficult is to judge the pilots that in matter of one second find themselves in a really dangerous and unexpected position. I know that from our confortable chairs in front of a computer or mobile dev...

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by mtzguerrero
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 151811

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Good to read that, for acommodating the larger turbofans, they'll extend the landing gear instead of mounting the engines ahead. #LessonLearned

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by mtzguerrero
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeroflot-superjet-captain-charged-over-fatal-landing-461241/ The captain had taken manual control of the Superjet after the lightning strike but the investigation has highlighted heavy-handed and abrupt inputs to the side-stick during the approach and touc...

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by mtzguerrero
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91047

Re: Interjet close to placing an order for 12 A220

santi319 wrote:
What kind of Mexicana under Posadas is going on in here???


At this point, with no information of extra investments from the stockholders, just sounds like that.

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by mtzguerrero
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Any news? This happened almost 3 months ago and still don't have information about why the plane's systems were made unoperative. Only the lightning strike thing, but without details.

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by mtzguerrero
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

bennett123 wrote:
His description of the handling sounds like than stellar.


It's not probable that he was referring to control in Direct Law

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by mtzguerrero
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

preliminary report https://mak-iac.org/rassledovaniya/rrj-95b-ra-89098-05-05-2019//#117091 mirror https://aviaforum.ru/threads/katastrofa-pozhar-ssj-ra-89098-afl-v-sheremetevo-informaciya.46513/post-2436206 in short: captain could not keep plane in smooth flight before landing (+-200ft oscillation,...

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by mtzguerrero
Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

benjjk wrote:
What's the reasoning behind the spoilers being unable to deploy automatically in direct law?


I don't think they were unable to deploy, but more like not automatically deployed.

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by mtzguerrero
Tue May 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://youtu.be/fwQIZWs1ZWA one more landing video. informative It's difficult to judge the pilots because we still don't know what was really rushing them to get on the ground, but really looks like that rush could be key in this messed up landing along with a possible lack of practice on direct ...

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by mtzguerrero
Sat May 11, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Bjorn of Leeham has an analysis which he guesses that the bad landing was caused by a pilot induced oscillation partly because the crew were inexperienced with flying the plane when in Direct Law. https://leehamnews.com/2019/05/10/bjorns-corner-aeroflot-ssj100-crash-at-moscow-sheremetyevo-airport/ ...

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by mtzguerrero
Tue May 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Did they miss that the plane went into direct law due to widespread sensor failure and relied on the protections that were no longer available for smooth landing? That would be one massive pilot error. Did perhaps they not train for flying under a direct law?? (AFAIK for Airbus planes, this is trai...

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by mtzguerrero
Mon May 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

A rumour is circulating that Aeroflot cut back on "direct law" pilot practice recently on SSJ-100 fleet. Pilots get minimum mandatory simulator training every six months, and are banned from practicing it in-flight. Take it for what it's worth. I hope that's not the case. Nobody can be of...

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by mtzguerrero
Mon May 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 160268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The pilots shouldn't be guessing and evaluating what 'law' they are in, especially in an emergency. We have too much automation in airplanes, and it's killing us. I've been following very carefully all this forum's post and, not being a pilot but a very dedicated aircraft fan and agreeing with Vars...

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by mtzguerrero
Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 85189

Re: 737 down near HAV

Mexican newspaper "El Universal" quotes Mercedes Vázquez -Cuban Air Transport Director- who informed that the airplane was leased from mexican company "Aerolíneas Damojh, S.A. de C.V.", also known as Global Air: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/mundo/avion-que-se-estrello-en-cuba-pe...

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