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by Exeiowa
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records

There is a joke in there about the check being in the mail when they go to pay the fine....

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by Exeiowa
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 trouble in the future
Replies: 29
Views: 8430

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Wow thats a really interesting idea to explore! So economy of scale helps bring unit costs down, but can only be sustainable with sufficient ongoing demand. And predictions on the future make this an interesting case. If future orders slow (such as a global economic conditions changing) do we end up...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2673
Views: 347379

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

With Lion 043 I have not seen an account of exactly at what stage the MCAS fault occured that was corrected. If this occured at altitude, instead of at take off it might explain why they had the opportunity to find the error and correct with the aid of the additional pilot.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9th airbus FAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: 9th airbus FAL

I cannot think of anything more logical for Airbus to do than repurpose the A380 production space for A320, although easy to say not easy to do. However some of those dates dont exactly line up....

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by Exeiowa
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2673
Views: 347379

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I am only a mere chemist, but my guess is that the intial neutral high energy particle when it colides with something will generate charged particles (of opposite charges to balance out the total charge) and these will be what grounding would deal with. Being at higher altitudes there are more cosmi...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 33262

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I do not have a problem with others doing this, although I probably would not. I have purchased a return which was less than a one way and not used the return which was about 2/3rd the price. I have also not taken flights twice. Is this also stealing? They could have sold it for more after all (actu...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2673
Views: 347379

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The problem was the landing, it happened at the wrong time and location, un-commanded and too fast....

But that will not fix the problem.

This just is not getting better, just dragging on, they screwed up more than I thought they did.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8212

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I dont see anything wrong with it, not my personal taste. Where is a line drawn? How much clevage can you show? What about cycling shorts? From wearing cycling shorts while cycling across Britain, I learnt two things 1 - Wales must be quite dull, and 2 - what it is like to be a women when men are st...

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by Exeiowa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2832

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Being in the middle of the US, I can fly or drive as the only realistic choice even for drives upto 8hrs you can arrive sooner driving because of timings depending on where you are headed. So form of improved regional transportation would be welcome I am not expecting High speed rail to every tiny t...

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by Exeiowa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2673
Views: 347379

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If they had not wanted to damage Boeing and the US economy they should have done a better job building and designing planes rather than working on this kind of nonsense. The fact is anything that is discovered can be discovered by others, anything invented can be invented by others and everything ca...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13088

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

I think the most important thing is that it might shake some details loose if it hangs around although, i suspect the early tries will be more speculative than later attempts.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385652

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

3 seconds might be how long it takes you to say "what the hell" when suddenly the plane does something you do not expect, let alone figure out which systems is the cause, and then turn it off. Are you saying the certification agencies need to change their Part 25 flight test guidance mate...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385652

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

3 seconds might be how long it takes you to say "what the hell" when suddenly the plane does something you do not expect, let alone figure out which systems is the cause, and then turn it off.

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by Exeiowa
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19319

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

I would have thought it was in an airlines interest to be thorough to prevent someone staying behind for nefarious purposes.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9293

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

For uniformed people like me could someone explain what the price quoted above is based on. Per flight, per passenger, per 100km or per hour? Much appreciated The first casualty of war is truth. So I do not take any statements at face value, there will be spin. The admitted to drone was in some way ...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9293

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

I would imagine if nothing else uncertainty will be effecting forward bookings for some time to and through this part of the world.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124587

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I think the rather lackluster sales, are not indicative of the relative health of the two main companies, but rather their customers. Other than the British Airways order only relatively minor business being done. The earlier binge of ordering needs to be digested and airlines are clearly reevaluati...

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by Exeiowa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132402

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think this is just an indication of where we are in the global economy right now, we are at the "its not growing as fast as we thought stage" and companies are reacting to that. The next stage is the market is matured and levelled out, followed by it just a temporary correction and then....

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by Exeiowa
Mon May 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21813

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I am not sure companies have quite caught up with the realities of the labour market. In the current climate you cannot treat employees like you could in 2009 when they should be grateful for a job. An injuction on work to rule is hilarious. If you want to see what people having to stick to work rul...

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by Exeiowa
Tue May 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16695

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Wow it turns out that when something bad happens the taint of that starts to spread to other things in some way related. Stop press for this amazing discovery!

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by Exeiowa
Mon May 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185940

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Are there any recent examples of airlines that stopped flying to restart after a few months and how did they end up? These would make Intresting case studies and see how they differ or are similar.

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by Exeiowa
Wed May 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3695

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

The basic problem as I see it, is there is no requirement for people to be treated civilly, but there are laws against protected classes. So what happens is that people reach into these areas for redress, as the only available option. Then we have the associated problem that people have of playing s...

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by Exeiowa
Thu May 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185940

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

With no income coming in at this point, and debt not going away, no appreciable assets what are they biding on? A tarnished name? It seems ludicrous at this point.

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by Exeiowa
Thu May 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385652

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I work in chemical plant safety, as a point of reference. Failures modes should be predictable (it was not predicted) Failures should be notified (they turned them off) Training should be provided to deal with the results (not deemed necessary) Boeing should work on fixing the problem, check there i...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19325

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

If we expecting a major shift of premium passengers to STN they should make it a little nicer.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years
Replies: 23
Views: 3804

Re: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years

Well in many parts of the world there are restrictions on what maybe disclosed publicly, mostly around timing. As here we are dealing with a wholly middle east government owned entity I don't think we need to worry to much about those kinds of rules.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10863

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Thankfully there is a law the ADA that covers what provisions are required rather than the whims of Anet posters.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185940

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It will be interesting to see what the bid are getting at this point. And if what is left now even corresponds to what the bids were submitted on. At each step they have been trying a solution that would have been appropriate a couple months before, but now its like the flood has already gone past w...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185940

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Ok I have not commented on this thread for a while because i had nothing to contribute, however it is one thing to only offer people in line with your existing pay scale, but you are not exempt from my number one rule. Dont be a d!<k.

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by Exeiowa
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45033

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

A good job those pilots had there 1500hrs before being given comand of this plane.

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by Exeiowa
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14638

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Its probably wiser for buisnesses to stay out of morality because morality will then go into buisnesses.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

I think Jet 2 is already taken..... Anyway, a country like India should be able to support a decent FSC if they make wise buisness decisions, so hopefully if a phoenix company arrises they keep out those people who should not be involved. There is a lot of talk of growth in Indian aviation, but that...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

You have two basic to ensure good behaviour by corporations, each has its advantages and disadvantages and work arounds or blindspots. Regulation or law suits. For law suits you simply need the penalty of failure to be so huge that it deters bad bahaviour because the consequence is so massive. But t...

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by Exeiowa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

For those with in demand skills, surely the calculas is do I hold out for the few months or guarantee I get paid next month.

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by Exeiowa
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

I appreciated yout honesty. There are a lot of people here pretending to be someone they are not from PR shills to wantabe pilots and disaffected employees. Anyway, governments job is to set the conditions for companies to do well while ensuring workers are protected, and others are not harmed. I wi...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

Blaming people for not wanting to work for free seems a little off to me... Pretty sure none of those bank people will be going home unpaid because these loans went bad. There is that famous quote from a nobel about bankcuptsy which goes something like this First it happen slowly then all of a sudde...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Why have the banks not given 1500 crore? Becasue after they give the money the company or assets are not worth an additional 1500 that they are going to get back, through sale of company or it assets when it over. Nor will it get payed back so not really a loan.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I am not sure how much an airline with just a few planes with late payments, a large number of unpaid but no longer necessary staff(but still with jobs because layoffs=bad for elections), A dwindling number of airport slots, expenses that exceed costs, rampant competition, poor public preception and...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Why does IOC need to cut fuel supply on Jet’s leases planes, when lessors can’t deregister the plane and take it out of country unless the lessor clears the fuel bill on behalf of Jet. so, why cut fuel supply when there is a guaranteed backstop? At this point nearly all of the flying frames are the...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Do we know what has happened to thier other widebodes?I am sure there were more earlier in their fleet, but I havent seen any reports of them going out of service. Have they been more quietly removed, or out for maintenance (and cant aford to fix them), cannot get services for them or cannot fill th...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I might have been a litle poor in my communication there is a place for leasing. Especially when you put up those specifics of Indian aviation. My point was rather that when things are bad it would accelerate your problems. Although those sale and lease back arrangements that seem particularly popul...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The leasing of aircraft has really taken off in recent years. When companies get in trouble the less they actually own the more in trouble companies get. Because you do not have say in what happens to your key assets. It great for quick expansion its terrible when forces are acting upon you. I long ...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Intresting the 777s are double pledged or to be pledged (wasn't quite sure what the article was saying) would mean if things go down ( lets be optomistic today for fun) they get to have a legal tug of war over the frames with other lien holders. That suggests to me that they would move quickly to re...

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by Exeiowa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

India clearly learnt bureaucracy from the British and then multiplied by the number of people available to make something truly awesome. It almost feels like bureaucracy created this mess, and bureaucracy is what is keeping the thing alive this long. Once no one trusts to get paid, and services are ...

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by Exeiowa
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

A deal with the devil except that the devil was the bank (s) and not Naresh Goyal "When the last Board meeting of Jet Airways was held on 25 March, 2019, the airline effectively made a barter, where in exchange for the Chairman stepping down, it was to receive an emergency funding of Rs 1,500 ...

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by Exeiowa
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718592

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

At no point did the pilots have any information that the problem actually was MCAS. No think about problem solving withoit any definitive information just guess work. These people got 1 try to get it right. And no one else picking now would choose the same set, because we know how it ends.

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by Exeiowa
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718592

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think its possible that the pilots follwed the check list thinking they had an MCAS issue. But once completed the plane was not behaving the way they expected based on what the list said. At that point they conclude it a different problem and they really need electronic trim function back. This is...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386950

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I give them 10 days. Then its all over.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718592

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Although I have not seen it explicitly stated I am wondering if the first Lion air flight with the problem had the benefit of height before the problem occured making it substantially easier to find the fix in time with the additional crew member.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Anyone think they did the wrong thing by grounding this plane now?

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