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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
santi319 wrote:What kind of Mexicana under Posadas is going on in here???
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.Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:His description of the handling sounds like than stellar.
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,...Jump to post
benjjk wrote:What's the reasoning behind the spoilers being unable to deploy automatically in direct law?
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 ...Jump to post
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/ ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post