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by zakelwe
Fri May 17, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387888

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/boeing_two_deadly_crashes. An new in depth piece from the BBC. I thought that was an excellent read and , pardon the pun, pitched just right at the technical for the general layman who is not interested as much as people on here. Not too technical but gav...

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by zakelwe
Thu May 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387888

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If you look back at the Lion Air thread we have come a long way from examining the weather and the quality of the airline. Might be good to read it again with the benefit of hindsight

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by zakelwe
Thu May 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

The current 777 wing looks so old fashioned nowadays.

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by zakelwe
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142829

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

Interesting spin German tabloid BILD is giving the inferno - its headline is "Did Business Class Passengers Hamper Evacuation?", insinuating that because of the business class section in the front of the cabin the collection of carry-on luggage by passengers there delayed the escape of ec...

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by zakelwe
Mon May 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142829

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

No matter what we say on here the crash investigation should show the full picture. Just have to give it time.

This is a classic example of snippets of news to feed the feeding frenzy,

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by zakelwe
Mon May 06, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142829

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

The rear fuselage was burned through around the 0:40 mark, the last 3 persons to evacuate all wear dark clothing, that look like crew uniforms, probably the FA and the pilots after checking for any remaining passengers in the accessible area. Imho anybody sitting behind the engines had no chance at...

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by zakelwe
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387888

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A couple of points. 1. To me it is still odd that Boeing introduced an automatic system to help the pilots control the changes in the newest version of the plane whilst saying the pilots need to be able to manually control the automatic help system sometimes, ie turn it off in effect. That just show...

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by zakelwe
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has competition between manufacturers pushed the envelope too far?
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Has competition between manufacturers pushed the envelope too far?

Pushing the envelope has been the backbone of flight for 200 years, since ballooning days.

However, has competition between civil aircraft manufacturers and engine suppliers pushed the envelope too far in regards to getting from A to B for passengers?

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by zakelwe
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718218

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Taking a step back in time ... It's interesting that Trump announced a grounding of Max planes in the USA/globally. Now love him or hate him, put that aside.... How did that fit in with what the FAA and Boeing were doing at that time and where did this decision from Trump come from? I guess he was a...

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by zakelwe
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718218

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The issue here is that that this is supposed to be an automated system to help pilots in a certain flight envelope, ie actually stalling, but here it seems it can be triggered when the plane is not actually stalling. So it seems the testing didn't take into account enough parameters. If that is the ...

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by zakelwe
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8767

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I'm surprised people claim CVR and FDR can give as much information as video would, it's obviously not the case. On a CVR when the command is given to do action X on he controls, then it says "Sound of Control X being activated" it does not tell you actually who did it. You have to assume....

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by zakelwe
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47136

Re: 777X rollout postponed

Anybody have an idea as to new first flight date ? 26th April, first flight. To my knowledge that is still internal Proprietary information to Boeing. I was aware of the date too, but chose not to post it as it’s not public information, per Boeing policies. As a friendly reminder, I’d be careful wi...

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by zakelwe
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718218

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Which just goes to show things nowadays, progress more quickly than the DC10 investigation did.

People are too impatient on here to let things take their course. Because it is more interesting than the tv on at the moment ... true?
;)

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by zakelwe
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718218

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I cannot believe some of the posts I have read trying to make excuses for the fact that authorities and airlines have chosen to ground their MAX fleets. As others have said, the onus should be on Boeing to prove beyond doubt that the aircraft is safe. Over to you Boeing... You've already assumed it...

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by zakelwe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I take exception to this post because it shows an ingrained bias anchored in the past. Africa, traditionally, has a poor aviation record due to the following 1. Extreme weather. 2. Poorer air training for pilots comparatively. 3. Non modern aircraft, often 2nd hand. 4. Maintenance less effective, m...

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by zakelwe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Sadly I think the fact that the only connecting point between Lion Air and this crash is the MAX and rather than wait for not only this investigation to take it's course, and even the previous one where final summary has not yet been published, people on the internet can dot the i's and cross the t'...

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by zakelwe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I can’t belive the first thing people are saying on this thread is ground the max! What if there was a terrorist on board, should we still ground it then? We have no idea what caused this crash can we wait a couple days for our knee jerk reactions? People died here As many other posters have noted,...

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by zakelwe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I take exception to this post because it shows an ingrained bias anchored in the past. Africa, traditionally, has a poor aviation record due to the following 1. Extreme weather. 2. Poorer air training for pilots comparatively. 3. Non modern aircraft, often 2nd hand. 4. Maintenance less effective, m...

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by zakelwe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719992

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Although the recent JT610 crash is making everyone immediately think another MCAS, don’t forget the region. They have a poor Aviation safety record and there’s dozens of reasons this crash could’ve occurred, I’d be putting my dollar initially on something else (or a combination of factors as most a...

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by zakelwe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 87
Views: 23412

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

How does she know it is a LH plane? Is it a visual thing or does she track them?

At first it seems odd but then again just waiting in all weathers for yet another photo of an Airbus could be seen as odd. It would be interesting to know why one airline only.

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by zakelwe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70369

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Still a lot of unknowns yet. It maybe a coincidence but it has not been long since Gatwick announced plans to look into gaining a 2nd runway by the alternate method of part using the backup one more as a main. It might be a copycat of the event a while back that was publicised but for different moti...

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by zakelwe
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33450

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

mm320cap wrote:

On a side note, I hope that this puts to bed the issue of pilotless aircraft for a good long time. That a faulty sensor can trigger a system that, without human intervention, pitch the aircraft into a crash tells me all I need to know.


??

So it did not crash?

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by zakelwe
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596982

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

As an aside BBC reported a human v control computer issue here just by chance https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46137445 "The plane climbed to 1,500ft, but then pitched and "descended rapidly" because the autopilot was set with a target altitude of 0ft." Pilot went manual and then so...

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by zakelwe
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596982

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

giosue61 wrote:
Going back for a second to CVR crucial point. Does it ring anything to you that it’s still missing? In 25 meters of water?


Muddy conditions down there and it maybe in other wreckage in that mud

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by zakelwe
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596982

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

How often are planes allowed to continue flying when they have both airspeed and trim issues and the cause is not determined but instead a "trial and error " solution tried more than once? Seems odd to me also that control software has an extra feature for manual control but then if this g...

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by zakelwe
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596982

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The autopilot wouldn't keep speed and altitude if it wasn't receiving reliable airspeed data. Which is why the first line of an unreliable airspeed procedure is "disconnect AP". The 737NG QRH has this Airspeed Unreliable Condition: The pitch attitude is not consistent with the phase of fl...

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by zakelwe
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596982

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

This a reportedly a filed incident report for the same aircraft from Yesterday A: PK LQP, B737 Max 8 D: 28.10.2018 O: Airspeed unreliable and alt disagree shown after take off. STS was also running to the wrong direction, suspected because of speed difference. Identified that CAPT instrument was un...

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by zakelwe
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10808

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

Well it was a collision and so collide is appropriate, not sure who "decides" that clipped is the right terminology to use on this forum?

I bet any official report goes for collision rather than clipped ;)

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by zakelwe
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100286

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I get the feeling what started off as jolly japes, perhaps with help from substances, ended with realisation of the ramifications from his actions.Seemed very lucid and with it on the ATC snippets It would have been very good if he could have landed it to become an urban legend and saved his own lif...

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by zakelwe
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 6360

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

I know Ryanair get bad press and I know they successfully work in a low cost sector, but .... when things go pair shaped you do not want to be with them, as they have no real contingency plans. I'd rather pay a bit more, call it insurance. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys. You pay your money and you...

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by zakelwe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122336

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Tod wrote:
DfwRevolution wrote:
evank516 wrote:
Yikes, yikes, yikes. Scary day for these passengers.



8.6 PSI pressure differential is a significant force when you do the math.


It's the equivalent of taking a deep sea submarine down to a depth of


about 20 feet.

True

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by zakelwe
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71730

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I have to get up early to watch the Australian F1 GP, ironically and as I live at Chipstead nr Sevenoaks might get to hear it through the clouds. Wonder if it will be put in the holding pattern which goes over my house?

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